What’s on for Monday, February 16, 2015

Matt Jones as Rudyard Kipling and Lynn Pegler as his wife Carrie.

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CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Harlequin Room, PO1 2AB. Trio Martinu. Part of The Portsmouth Chamber Music Series. Tickets £16, £14 concessions. Contact 0844 453 9028 for bookings and information.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Association, Wootton Road, PO6 3AP.

7.30-10.00pm. M & M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. Admission £2.50. New members always welcome. Tea and biscuits included. For more information contact Michael on (023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2.50, includes tea & biscuit.

MILTON: Milton Village Hall, 182 Milton Road, PO4 8PR. 8pm. Salsa. Learn beginners/improvers salsa dancing, including group dances. £6 admission.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Community Centre, ASDA car park. 8pm-10pm.

Waterlooville Folk Dance Club Meeting. Everyone welcome, no partner needed. £3 admission. For further information ring Jane on (023) 9225 8056.

EVENTS

BROCKENHURST: John Montagu Building, Beaulieu. 10.30am-4.30pm. Half term at Beaulieu. A chance to take a close-up look at motoring objects in the National Motor Museum. Hold, handle and investigate motoring artefacts, early motoring clothing and fascinating photos and documents. Call 01590 612345 or visit beaulieu.co.uk for more information.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Cosham Craft Group. Come along to try your hand at all things crafty. Tea, cake and a warm welcome. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705.

EMSWORTH: The Emsworth Courtyard Market, Greenhouse Café, St. Peter’s Square. 10am – 2pm. The Courtyard Food Market. A range of stalls from local producers.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. Bricks & Mortar. 150 years on, find out more about the Fort’s construction and what life was like for the builders. Activities include; Build The Fort, £3.50 per child, Design a Brick, £2 per child and daily gunfiring, free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

GUNWHARF: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Lego: Build a Tower! Families can take part in Lego and Duplo tower building activities. Call (023) 9285 7520 or visit spinnakertower.co.uk for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 10.30am-11.30am. Boogie Bum Bums. Funky dance and movement sessions for children under five and adults. Each child must be accompanied by one adult. £40 per term, £1.50 per week for those unwaged. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 5.15pm-6.15pm. Danceworks. An opportunity for children between the ages of 10 and 16 to learn a variety of dance styles from ballet to hip hop. £60 per term. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

NORTH END: North End Baptist Church, Powerscourt Road. 10am-midday. Copnor Coffee Club for the over 50s. Tea, cake, activities and a very warm welcome. Admission £2. Call (023) 9268 8705.

NORTH END: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am-12.45pm and 4pm-8pm. Spiritual Healing Clinic. No appointment necessary. Admission free, a donation is gratefully received. Call (023) 9269 3169 for more information.

PETERSFIELD: The JCPF Phoenix Centre Healing Clinic, Winton House, High Street, GU32 3JL. 10.30am-12.30pm. Spiritual Healing Clinic. No appointment necessary. Admission free, donation gratefully received. Call (023) 9269 3169 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Crafty Commandos. Build boats and landing crafts and then race them to the finish line. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. Call (023) 9298 6413, email info@royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk or visit royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk for information and bookings.

EXHIBITIONS

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

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, PO16 7DX. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9.30am-11.30am. Layers - Tina Gardiner. A collection of work exploring the use of layering dye, paints and stitchery. Tina is inspired by surrounding landscapes. Contact 01329 223100 or visit ashcroft.org.uk for more information.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. Light Fever. Photographic exhibition by 16 teenagers from the Portsmouth Autism Support Network. The teenagers have worked with digital artists Butterfly FX to produce this exhibition using light graffiti photographic techniques. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Youth Open Art Competition and Exhibition. The gallery is inviting all young artists to submit original artwork in any medium for selection for the exhibition and a prize. Free admission. Call (023) 9252 3463 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. 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

PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An Artist at Sea On board HMS Argyll and Tireless. A body of work by Jules George depicting the experiences of HMS Argyll and the submarine HMS Tireless on active deployment. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9272 7582.

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: Eldon Building, Middle Street, PO1 2DJ. 9am-5pm. Illustrated Menagerie. Illustrations by University of Portsmouth students and alumni. Admission free. Visit port.ac.uk/space for more information.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Fat Fox, Albert Road. HomeTown Show. Including Me And Him, Sarah Anne Pack, Skin For A Canvas.

WINCHESTER: Forest Folk, Trampers Lane, North Boarhunt. Doors 7.30pm for 8pm start. Ray Cooper. Performance from independent singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ray Cooper. Tickets £12. Call 01329 833625, (023) 9226 4288 or email info@forestfolk.co.uk

WALKS & TALKS

EMSWORTH: Mountford Rooms, Emsworth Community Centre, North Street. 7.30pm. What The Butler Saw. Illustrated talk by Dr Bob France. Admission £2 for members of Emsworth Maritime and Historical Trust, £3 for non members. Telephone 01243 378091.