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SATURDAY

DANCING

FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, PO17 5AL. 8pm-11pm. Saturday dance. 50/50, ballroom and sequence dancing. Admission £4, you can bring your own drinks. Raffle, tea, coffee and snacks sold in the break. Large car park.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 7.30pm-11pm. 50-50 dance. Held by the 78 club. Tickets £6 for members, £7 for non members.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 10am-8pm. Living with dementia festival. Organised by the Chichester Cultural Learning Partnership. Events include craft workshops, interactive history sessions and a tea dance. Tickets must be booked in advance. Visit cft.org.uk/dementiafestival or contact the box office on 01243 781312 for more information.

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane, PO8 0RB. 4,30-6.30pm. Travelling trends fashion show. Discounted fashions to try on and buy from Next, John Lewis, M & S, Oasis, River Island, Wallis and more. Contact (023) 9259 1461. Tickets £7 each, includes a glass of wine and canapés.

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane, PO8 0RB. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Race night. Enjoy the fun of the races. Tickets £10 each, includes a buffet supper. Bring your own drink refreshments. Tickets must be purchased in advance in person or ordered by phone. Contact (023) 9259 1461.

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Catholic Church, High Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Nightfever. Step into an oasis of calm. Light a candle, listen to live music, stay as long as you like. Admission free for all faiths and none.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club, 17 Pembroke Road, PO1 2NT. 2pm. The society for nautical research meeting. Spring lunch on the Haslar Lightship. Admission £3. Bar lunches are available in the upper bar from noon. For further information contact (023) 9283 1461.

PORTSMOUTH: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park, Eastney, PO4 9SU. 9am-2pm. Open day. Taster sessions, demonstrations and performances. Try out some activities including fitness, dance, singing, social clubs, children’s activities, advice and support. Admission free. Contact (023) 9286 4306, email eastneycc@googlemail.com or visit eastneycommunitycentre.com for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common, Duisburg Way, PO5 3SB. 12.30pm-9.30pm. Netherlands National Circus. A fast paced show featuring comedy, juggling, illusions, aerial performances, acrobatics and a flying trapeze. Accompanied by a live orchestra. For more information and specific show times contact 01132 602444 or visit netherlandscircus.com

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. The paintings of Victoria Levy. Admission free. Cards by local artists on sale. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street, PO10 7DD. Sat 10.30am-4.30pm, Sun 2.30pm-4.30pm. The Emsworth Improvement Scheme 1961-1962. A continuation of the exhibition on the improvement of Emsworth in 1961 when the Civic Trust led a drive to revitalise town centres in a Britain still suffering from the war. Features images of the town centre ‘before and after’ the formation of modern Emsworth. The new oyster display is also now open. Admission free, all welcome. Contact 01243 378091 or visit emsworthmuseum.co.uk for more information.

GOSPORT: Gallery @ Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond. Paul Kidby’s exhibition showcases the book covers and illustrations for Pratchett’s novels. It also reveals Paul’s own projects influenced by British folklore and landscapes. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery 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. Pass It On: Our History, Your Heritage. A revealing collection from the archives of Chichester Festival Theatre that allows for a unique insight into the venue’s past. On display will be many items which have remained hidden away and unopened for decades, including photographs, letters, vintage costume and set designs and even antique props and models. 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. 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: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Pompey Prints. A rolling exhibition of prints which celebrate Portsmouth and Southsea as its subject, showcasing the work of artists who live locally. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk for more information.

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 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Castle Road: Exhibition. This is the first exhibition in a new project partnership between The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Cultural Trust. Castle Road features photographs by BA (Hons) photography alumnus Dainius Šciuka, from the ‘Taste the Street’ series, 2013-14. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Diversity: Exhibition. The next in a series of local artists to exhibit in the Guildhall Cafe is Carol Ellen Stickland. Carol is self-taught and explores and experiments with styles and media, ranging from Chinese brush and watercolour to mixed media with collage. Free admission. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information about this exhibition.

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3JL. Tea and pencils. Matthew Anstee presents work from his on-going collection ‘Cinefilms’, a playful and imaginative rendering of some of his favourite iconic, and cult classic films. Visit no6cinema.co.uk for more information.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. Blade Runner: The Final Cut (15). Re-released, fully restored version of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi film evoking a dystopian vision of the future. Tickets £8, concessions £6.50. Call 074350 29408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk for bookings and information.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern. 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. The Meniscus Bros.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue, PO4 0AW. 7.30pm. Motown and soul night. Featuring Maddison Heights. Live music from Hampshire based 10-piece soul band. Tickets £5, available from the club or from wegottickets.com. Contact (023) 9229 1198 or 07717 748491.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. KCSS. Soul and funk band.

SUNDAY

DANCING

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Assheton Court, off Castle Street. 7pm-9pm. Ballroom dance. Admission £3.50 including tea and cake. Enquiries (023) 9235 1162.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 11.30am, 1pm and 3pm. Daily gunfiring. Special firings, featuring drills by uniformed crews from Portsdown Artillery Volunteers and Ubique Right of the Line. The 13-inch Land Service Mortar will be fired today. Visit royalarmouries.org

PORTSEA: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, PO1 5PA. 4pm. Music Foundation concert. With soloist Angel Neal. A concert to support the Music Foundation.

Admission free. Retiring collection in aid of the St Mary’s Music Foundation, which supports young people from the area in developing their musical skills.

PORTSMOUTH: Bransbury Park, Eastney. 2-5pm. Miniature railway track. Both steam and/or electric locomotives.

Weather permitting. Admission 40p per person for two circuits of track.

SOUTHSEA: Highland Road Cemetery. 2pm. Tour and information day. The chapel will open at midday with 800 displays, entry is free. The tour starts from the chapel, admission £3. Organised by the Friends of Highland Road Cemetery. For more information contact (023) 9266 8657.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common, Duisburg Way, PO5 3SB. 12.30pm-9.30pm. Netherlands National Circus. A fast paced show featuring comedy, juggling, illusions, aerial performances, acrobatics and a flying trapeze. Accompanied by a live orchestra. For more information and specific show times contact 01132 602444 or visit netherlandscircus.com

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. The paintings of Victoria Levy. Admission free. Cards by local artists on sale. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street, PO10 7DD. Sat 10.30am-4.30pm, Sun 2.30pm-4.30pm. The Emsworth Improvement Scheme 1961-1962. A continuation of the exhibition on the improvement of Emsworth in 1961 when the Civic Trust led a drive to revitalise town centres in a Britain still suffering from the war. Features images of the town centre ‘before and after’ the formation of modern Emsworth. The new oyster display is also now open. Admission free, all welcome. Contact 01243 378091 or visit emsworthmuseum.co.uk

GOSPORT: Gallery @ Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond. Paul Kidby’s exhibition showcases the book covers and illustrations for Pratchett’s novels. It also reveals Paul’s own projects influenced by British folklore and landscapes. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery 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. Pass It On: Our History, Your Heritage. A revealing collection from the archives of Chichester Festival Theatre that allows for a unique insight into the

venue’s past. On display will be many items which have remained hidden away and unopened for decades, including photographs, letters, vintage costume and set designs and even antique props and models. 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. 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

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Pompey Prints. A rolling exhibition of prints which celebrate Portsmouth and Southsea as its subject, showcasing the work of artists who live locally. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk

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-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Castle Road: Exhibition. This is the first exhibition in a new project partnership between The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Cultural Trust. Castle Road features photographs by BA (Hons) photography alumnus Dainius Šciuka, from the ‘Taste the Street’ series, 2013-14. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Diversity: Exhibition. The next in a series of local artists to exhibit in the Guildhall Cafe is Carol Ellen Stickland. Carol is self-taught and explores and experiments with styles and media, ranging from Chinese brush and watercolour to mixed media with collage. Free admission. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information about this exhibition.

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3JL. Tea and pencils. Matthew Anstee presents work from his on-going collection ‘Cinefilms’, a playful and imaginative rendering of some of his favourite iconic, and cult classic films. Visit no6cinema.co.uk for more information.

GIGS

NORTH END: The Tap, 17 London Road, PO2 0BQ. 5pm. Rustyn George Band. Live music.

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