What’s on for Friday, May 1, 2015

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COMEDY

SOUTHAMPTON: Stage Door, 78 West Marlands Road, SO14 7FW. 8pm. Anna Morris: Would Like To Thank. Comedy sketch show. Tickets £12.50.

CONCERTS

FAREHAM: St Peter’s Church. 6.15pm. Fareham Music Festival. Spirit-Of-The-South ladies harmony chorus will perform at the festival.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 7.30pm. Sunwook’s Rach Three. In his last concert in the post, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s artist-in-residence Sunwook Kim will perform Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto. Tickets £14.75-£29.50, concessions available. Call 0844 453 9028 or visit bsolive.co.uk for bookings and information.

DANCING

SOUTHAMPTON: Parkgate British Legion, Brook Lane, SO31 7DP. 2pm-4.30pm. Social ballroom and rock & roll jive dancing. Admission £3, refreshments provided. Contact (023) 8076 0202 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Jolly Sailor, PO5 2EU. 8pm. Cuban club. Five styles of latin dance to five styles of latin music. Admission £4, including free introductory lesson.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 10am-8pm. Living with dementia festival. Organised by the Chichester Cultural Learning Partnership. Events include craft workshops, interactive history sessions and a tea dance. Tickets must be booked in advance. Visit cft.org.uk/dementiafestival or contact the box office on 01243 781312.

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane. 9am-midday. Stubbington country market. Wide range of freshly made cakes, savouries, jams, chutnies, crafts, fruit and vegetables.

PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road, Paulsgrove, PO6 3PY. 10.30am-12.30pm. Over 60s youth club.

PORTSMOUTH: Paulsgrove Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2pm-4pm. Paulsgrove friendship club. Tea, cake and conversation. Admission £2. Contact (023) 9268 8705 for more details.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. The paintings of Victoria Levy. Admission free. Cards by local artists on sale. 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: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gallery @ Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond. Paul Kidby’s exhibition showcases the book covers and illustrations for Pratchett’s novels. It also reveals Paul’s own projects influenced by British folklore and landscapes. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Pass It On: Our History, Your Heritage. A revealing collection from the archives of Chichester Festival Theatre that allows for a unique insight into the venue’s past. On display will be many items which have remained hidden away and unopened for decades, including photographs, letters, vintage costume and set designs and even antique props and models. 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. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Pompey Prints. A rolling exhibition of prints which celebrate Portsmouth and Southsea as its subject, showcasing the work of artists who live locally. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk

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 Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Castle Road: Exhibition. This is the first exhibition in a new project partnership between The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Cultural Trust. Castle Road features photographs by BA (Hons) photography alumnus Dainius Šciuka, from the ‘Taste the Street’ series, 2013-14. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.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

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck (15). Brett Morgen blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music and home movies with interviews with his family and closest confidants. Following Kurt from his earliest years in Washington, through the height of his fame, a visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist at odds with his surroundings emerges. Tickets £8, concessions £6.50. Contact 074350 29408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk for information.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, North Street. Under the covers. Live music.

NORTH END: The Lord Chichester, 81 London Road, PO2 0BH. 9pm. Glitterbugz. Live music.

PORTSMOUTH: The Harvest Home, 106 Copnor Road, PO3 5AN. 9pm. Cher tribute. Live music. Admission free.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Power of Three. Live music from a blues trio.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. Spike’s legendary classic vinyl rock roadshow. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. Way Upstream. Four old friends, one cruising boat, two weeks off work, and the scenic River Orb. A play about friendship, love, desire and power. Tickets: £10, £25, £29, children £8.50.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, Havant, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Not Safe For Work. Play by Lucy Kirkwood, performed by Bench Theatre Company. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information.

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road, PO1 3BS. 7pm. The Jungle Book. Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. As part of the ‘Into the Woods Festival’, Groundlings Theatre will be transformed into a forest. No allocated seating is available, bring a cushion and sit amongst the forest fauna. Tickets £14, concessions £12, family ticket £42. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for bookings and information.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Meet at The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3ST. 10.30am. Seafront walk . Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.

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