What’s on for Monday, January 12, 2015

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DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance.

Admission £2.50, including tea and biscuits.

EVENTS

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 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. 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. 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-12noon. Copnor Coffee Club for the over 50s. Tea, cake, activities and a very warm welcome. Admission £2. Call (023) 9268 8705.

EXHIBITIONS

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am – 4pm. Inspired By...Facing-Recovering. This exhibition explores the complex issues injured soldiers face in their transition from military to civilian life. Through drawing, video and words a number of soldiers and veterans share their personal stories and experience of injury and post-traumatic stress disorder in what one veteran described as closure in ‘graphical evidence’. Suitable for over 16s. Admission free. Call 0113 220 1888 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Building, Middle Street, PO1 2DJ. 9am-5pm. Design Thinking In Practice. A design technology exhibition by final year BSc (Hons) Digital Media students. Students from the School of Creative Technologies are being supported and mentored by IBM designers whilst responding to the brief to create an app to support parents who have adopted a child. The project was given an IBM ‘Design in the Community’ award. Admission free. Visit port.ac.uk/space for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Seven Ages Of Woman, Photography Exhibition by UoP Graduate Tyran Hawthorn. A series of seven photographs, showing the ageing process over time, linked by Tyran to Shakespeare’s ‘Seven Ages of Man’ from ‘As You Like It’. Free admission.

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, south corridor, ground floor. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. 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-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Lines of Best Fit. Features existing artworks and two site specific drawings; created especially for the Aspex Guildhall space. Both artists have reacted within the limitations set by the space while continuing to expand the definition of ‘drawing’ within their current modes of practice. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/your-visit/aspexguildhall for more information.

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.

STAGE

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road. 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Traditional pantomime by Alan P. Frayn. Performed by HIADS. Tickets: £8, £6 for children. Contact (023) 9246 6363 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

FRATTON: Meet 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.

PETERSFIELD: Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. Petersfield U3A General Meeting. Talk by Dick Elsey on The Golden Age of Comedy in Wireless. U3A members free, visitor admission £2.

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 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. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

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