What’s on for Monday, February 23, 2015

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TODAY

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.

EVENTS

COPNOR: The Wells Smith Room, St Cuthbert’s Centre, Hayling Avenue. 9.30–11.30am. Connor’s Toy Libraries. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Includes a healthy snack. Admission £2 per family per week. Outreach support provided for non confident or vulnerable families. Call (023) 9283 2926 for more information or visit ctlib.org.uk

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.

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.

SOUTHSEA: St Lukes, Greetham Street, PO5 4LH. 7.30pm. Spinnaker Speakers. Become a better leader and more confident speaker. For more information contact Keith Oliver on 07597 500007.

EXHIBITIONS

COPNOR: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road entrance. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Part of St Cuthbert’s centenary celebrations.

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.

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: 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: 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: 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.

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.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Auckland Arms, Netley Rd, PO5 3NB. 8pm. Pompey Pluckers. Uke session.

WALKS & TALKS

FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre, Fratton, 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at Angel Memorial by bus terminus. 1pm. Canoe Lake Short Walk. Slow short walk to the Canoe Lake Cafe. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.