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COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 8pm. The Havant Comedy Club. Line-up features Boom-Tish, Andrea Hubert, Chris Page and Bryan Ghosh and headliner Carey Marx. Line-up subject to change. 18 years and over only. Tickets £10 in advance, £12.50 on the door. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

CONCERTS

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College, Grove Road South, PO5 3QW. 7.30-9.30pm. Musical March - Angelic Voices Concert. Opening concert performed by St John’s College Chapel Choir. For more information visit stjohnscollege.co.uk

DANCING

SOUTHSEA: The Jolly Sailor, PO5 2EU. 8pm. Cuban Club. Learn five styles of latin dance to five styles of latin music. £4 admission with free introductory lesson.

EVENTS

MILTON:The Beddow Library, Milton Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Over 50’s Social Club Meeting. The chance to meet new people and chat over a cup of tea. £1.50 group subs. Call (023) 9268 8705.

PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Over 60’s Youth Club.

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane. 9am-midday. Stubbington Country Market. Freshly made cakes and dairy products. Hand-made crafts.

PORTSMOUTH: Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2-4pm. Paulsgrove Friendship Club. Tea, cake, activities and a warm welcome. Admission £2.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Gwenda Stephens and Belinda. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. They That Are Left. Photographic exhibition by Brian David Stevens showing portraits of war veterans taken on Remembrance Sunday at The Cenotaph from 2002 to 2012. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

GOSPORT: Gallery@Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Haslar Hospital – The Splendour and Decline. With the Haslar building currently awaiting renovation, Philip Woolway ARPS photographically captures it in its current state. Admission free.

Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. These Stories Of Old Stones. Become immersed in and inspired by the long ago world of castles, chivalry, maidens and knights. Though now many of these once grand and imposing sites have fallen into ruins, they hold a fairytale appeal, with crumbling turrets, worn spiral staircases and doors to rooms that no longer exist. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Chris Briden: Street Art. Southampton-based artist Chris has developed a photorealist style after years of working within designated legal graffiti sites. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Jewellers’ Showcase. Wendy Nutt and Jill Clark are exhibiting as visiting artists in the first half of 2015. Wendy’s work is inspired by her love of nature and Jill’s designs are influenced by the simple shapes and clarity of form of the cultures of Ancient Egypt and prehistoric Britain. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Beetles, bugs and minibeasts. Some of the dead beetles, bugs and minibeasts collected by artist and local resident Becky Dunn over the last 30 years. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, south corridor, ground floor. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Portraits. This exhibition shows highlights from a series of photographic portraits of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra players. Admission free. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. A Hard Choice - Stories behind Portsmouth’s Collections of Art and Design.

Curator Rosalinda Hardiman reveals the stories behind the objects and the hidden world of the curator. The exhibition will share her knowledge and joy in museum collections. Fine and decorative art will feature strongly. Admission free. Contact (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthmuseums.co.ukfor more information.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road, PO5 3QQ. 9.30am-5pm. Arthur and George Exhibition. A joint exhibition from The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at Portsmouth City Council and the forthcoming ITV production in which Martin Clunes plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Admission free. Contact (023) 9281 9311 or visit conandoylecollection.co.uk for information.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Birdman (15). This black comedy marries showbiz satire with the tale of a man facing up to his own obsolescence. Adult tickets £8, £6.50 for students and seniors. Call 07435 02408 for more.

GIGS

SOUTHAMPTON: Bellemoor Tavern. 9.15pm. Rustyn George Band.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove, PO5 1JF. 8.30-11pm. Milton James Hot Four. Music from a traditional jazz band. Admission free. Contact (023) 9275 5944 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. Sleeping Beauty. International dancers perform a dramatic ballet of the classic tale. Tickets between £15 and £22. Contact (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for bookings and information.