What’s on for Monday, January 19, 2015

Gosport dancer Lydia Mackett, 17, who will be performing in the professional production of Sleeping Beauty Picture: Ben Garner

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DANCING

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

Admission £2.50 including tea and biscuit.

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.

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 50’s. Tea, cake, activities and a very warm welcome. Admission £2. Call (023) 9268 8705.

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. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

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.

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: 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: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An Artist at Sea Onboard 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) 92727582.

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-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.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth History Centre, Central Library, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. Monday and Friday 9.30am-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9.30am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3.30pm. ‘Ripping Yarns’ and the Tale of the Forgotten Author. An exhibition charting the life and works of the Portsmouth born children’s adventure writer, Percy F. Westerman. Contact (023) 9237 5594.

STAGE

CHICHESTER. Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. To Kill A Mockingbird. Adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, based on the novel by Harper Lee. Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm matinee. Admission: £12-£32. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: 73 Saint Margarets Lane, PO14 4BG, 7.30pm. Misery. The Titchfield Festival Theatre plays host to a production of Misery by Stephen King, adapted for the stage by Simon Moore. Author Paul Sheldon finds himself trapped in the home of an obsessed fan after a car accident. Tickets: £8-11, call 01329 556156 or visit titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com 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.

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. Call (023) 9268 8390 for further information or to become a walk leader.

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. (023) 9268 8390.