What’s on for Monday, October 6, 2014

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COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Stephen K Amos - Welcome To My World. New comedy set. Admission: £17. Age restriction: 16+. 01329 233100.

CONCERT

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.30m. A piano recital by Peter Rhodes. Local pianist returns to The Spring to perform a selection of work from romantic composers inspired by literary sources. Admission: £12.50, concession available. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Association, Wootton Road. 7.30pm-10pm. Modern sequence dance club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50. Tea and biscuits included.(023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2.50.

EVENTS

COPNOR: Copnor Coffeee Club, North End Baptist Church. 10am-midday. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Road. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

PETERSFIELD: JCPF Healing Clinic, Winton House, High Street. 10.30am-12.30pm. JCPF healing clinics. (023) 9269 3169, newsdesk@jcpf.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. English Level one course at 9.15am. Open Access IT drop in session at 9.30am. Homework club at 3.30pm. Ballroom dancing at 8.30pm. (023) 9288 2550.

PORTSMOUTH:JCPF Healing Clinic, Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am-12.45pm and 4pm-7.45pm. JCPF healing clinics. (023) 9269 3169, newsdesk@jcpf.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square. 4.30pm and 5.15pm. Pompey Pluckers. Ukulele lessons for beginners and intermediates. Six-week course. Admission: £25-£30. (023) 9268 8057.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Maureen Moss, June Bryant and Joyce Wood.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’s work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 01329 233734.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join Sammy Sardine and discover why submariners were smelly, why their food was ghastly, and as for their toilets... Free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert of drawings in Biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Racing to War: The Royal Navy and 1914. Exhibition that examines the dramatic opening of the navy’s war and the story of the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket.(023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Tom Vek. Will perform songs from his latest album. Admission: £11. (023) 9286 3911, wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Gypsy. Rose Hovick has big plans for her two young duaghters who are subjected to the spotlight from an early age. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Taken At Midnight. Theatre drama that explores a mother’s struggle and her son’s resistance during the Nazi movements. Tickets: £24-£40. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Copacabana. Barry Manilow production of romance and stardom. Admission: £22, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 6.45pm. Charles Dibdin. Talk from Joan McGavin about the 18th-century actor, playwright and composer Charles Dibdin. Admission: £3, free to those with tickets for the Peter Rhodes recital. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Bridge Centre, Fratton. 10.30am. Health walk. Buggy and wheelchair-friendly walk. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed to support the scheme. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at South Parade Pier, Southsea. 1pm. Pier to pier health walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs.New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at bus terminus at Canoe Lake cafe, Southsea, 1pm . Slow short walk to the Canoe Lake cafe. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: South Parade Pier, Southsea. 7.30pm. Eastney seafront health walk. An evening stroll along the seafront towards Eastney and returning to the pier via Eastern Parade. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

Tomorrow

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Stephen K Amos - Welcome To My World. New comedy set. Admission: £17. Age restriction: 16+. 01329 233100.

DANCING

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. Connors toy library at 9.30am. Boogie Mites at 1pm. IT drop in for children at 4pm. Tae Kwando at 5.30pm. (023) 9288 2550.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 11am. Guildhall Tours. Take a look into the history of the building. portsmouthguildhall.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church Hall, Battenburg Avenue. 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Rehersal evening. (023) 9282 9214.

SOUTHSEA: New Age Kurling, The New Hub, Somerstown. 10.15am-11.45am. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. Social group for over-50s. (023) 92688 705.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Maureen Moss, June Bryant and Joyce Wood. FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’s work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 01329 233734.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join Sammy Sardine and discover why submariners were smelly, why their food was ghastly, and as for their toilets... Free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert of drawings in Biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Racing to War: The Royal Navy and 1914. Exhibition that examines the dramatic opening of the navy’s war and the story of the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket.(023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.

GIGS

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night.

PORTSMOUTH: The Cellars at Eastney, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. States and Empires. Rock band consisting of Neil Starr, Will davies and Johno Fisher. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents. Live music event showcasing Marley Blandford, Matt Tarrant, Lewis Bennett, Ryan James, Dillon, One 4 The Road, The Paper Trains and Iscalis. (023) 9282 6502, littlejohnnyrussells.com.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Kids In Glass Houses. One of their final gigs. Admission: £14. wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.

















SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8.30pm. Lounge. Acoustic showcase night. Free admission. (023) 9282 0896, rmatavern.co.uk.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Gypsy. Rose Hovick has big plans for her two young duaghters who are subjected to the spotlight from an early age.Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Copacabana. Barry Manilow production of romance and stardom. Admission: from £21.50, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

COPNOR: Meet at Baffins CC, Westover Road. 10.30am. A 2/3 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth an independent walking group. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.

DENMEAD: All Saints Church Hall, Hambledon Road. The Life And Times Of A Ranger. Talk from Steve Peach, a senior ranger at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Organised by Denmead Horticultural Society. (023) 9225 4289.

FAREHAM: United Reformed Church Hall, Osborn Road South (PO16 7DG). 7pm for 7.30pm start. How To Get The Best From Your House Plants. Talk by Geoff Hawkins. Organised by the Solent Fuchsia Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Coommunity Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore health walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walkers needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outisde the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf Quays or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

WEDNESDAY, OCT 8

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Bridget Christie – A Bic For Her. New comedy set. Admission: £14, concession available. 01329 233100.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: St James Hospital Social Hall, Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Ballroom Club. Evening of ballroom, Latin and sequence dance. Admission: £4. (023) 9307 7368.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 1pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £4. (023) 9273 1281

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, Maurepas Way. 7.45-10.30pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Always pleased to welcome new members. Tea and biscuits available. Admission: £3. (023) 9271 0060.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10.30am-midday. Drawing Summer Scenes workshop. Develop your drawing skills as part of the Big Draw. Booking is essential. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. Ragga Jam Fitness at 9.30am. Residents coffee morning at 10am. Weight management at 10.30am. Maths level one at 12.15pm. Parent and toddler group at 1pm. Homework club at 3.30pm. Street dance at 4pm. Belly dancing at 7pm. (023) 9288 2550.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road. 10am. The teddy bear Doctors. Discover the history of your teddy bear and get it restored for a small fee. bearitinmind.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square. 10.30am. Macmillan library service coffee morning. Monthly coffee morning to get support, share concerns or find out more information. (023) 9281 9311.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Maureen Moss, June Bryant and Joyce Wood.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’s work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 01329 233734.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join Sammy Sardine and discover why submariners were smelly, why their food was ghastly, and as for their toilets... Free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert of drawings in Biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Racing to War: The Royal Navy and 1914. Exhibition that examines the dramatic opening of the navy’s war and the story of the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket.(023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: The Aspex Gallery, Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 7pm. The Big Melt (PG). Feature film to the men and women who toiled in Sheffield’s steelworks. Organised by the Portsmouth Film Society Admission: £6. portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Gypsy. Rose Hovick has big plans for her two young duaghters who are subjected to the spotlight from an early age.Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm and 7.45pm. Taken At Midnight. Theatre drama that explores a mother’s struggle and her son’s resistance during the Nazi movements. Tickets: £24-£40. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Copacabana. Barry Manilow production of romance and stardom. Admission: from £21.50, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Slow short walk to Baffins Pond. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. Option for a longer walk to Milton foreshore. Organised by the Independence and Wellbeing Team.