What’s on for Saturday, February 28, 2015 and Sunday, March 1, 2015

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What’s on around the area this weekend

Saturday

CONCERTS

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street, PO9 1EH. 7.30pm. Welcome concert. Welcome for the new Rector, performed by Solent Male Voice Choir.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Grammar School Rotunda, High Street, PO1 2LN. 7.30-9.30pm. Speranza Trio. Catherine Sugden on the flute, Cathy Matthews on the violin and Eunice Pike on the piano. Admission £8 for non members. Visit portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk or contact (023) 9282 0317 for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Oaklands Catholic School. 10am-2.40pm. Choral, young and mixed age choirs. Part of this year’s Portsmouth Music Festival. Visit portsmouthmusicfestival.co.uk for more information.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, PO3 5XT. 8-11pm. Saturday Dance. 50/50, ballroom and sequence. Admission £4. Raffle, tea/coffee and snacks sold in the break. You may bring your own drinks. Large car park. Contact 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk for more information.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. 78 Club 50-50 Dance. Admission £7 for non members, £6 for members, including tea and biscuit.

EVENTS

EASTLEIGH: Bursledon Village Hill, SO31 8BZ. 11am-3pm. Art, craft and gift market. Visit fromthecraftbox.net for details.

EMSWORTH: Railway Inn, 95 North Street, PO10 7PQ. Free jukebox.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10.15am-11.30am. Top Banana Workshop Days. Circus skills including diablo and juggling. Single session £6.25, five sessions £28.75. Call 07944 286278 or email topbananacircus@gmail.com

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, Havant, PO9 1BS. 10.30am-midday. Timehoppers. Workshop for children aged between eight and 12, allowing them to explore a range of historical artefacts whilst getting creative. Four sessions £26. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, Havant, PO9 1BS. 10.30am-midday. Craft4kids. Informal drop-in craft session. Materials and ideas sheets provided for children of all ages. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Watersports Centre, Eastern Road, PO3 5LY. 10am-4pm. Winter Wildlife Day. See animals such as snakes, lizards, tarantulas, owls, mice, giant land snails and tortoises. Activities such as bird box building, arts and crafts, pond dipping and a beach safari will be on offer. You’ll also be able to take a trip out to see the seals in a kayak or canoe, ages eight and up only, small fee applies, or test out your climbing skills on the wall. Call (023) 9266 3873 for further information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10.15am-11.30am. Top Banana Workshop Days. Circus skills including diablo and juggling. Single session £6.25, five sessions £28.75. Call 07944 286278 or email topbananacircus@gmail.com

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-midday. See! Make! Do! Family art sessions run by the participation team alongside artist Letty Clarke. Admission £6 per child. Participants are advised to wear old clothes or bring an overall. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk for more information.

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, June Cousins and Michael Taylor. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. They That Are Left. Photographic exhibition by Brian David Stevens showing portraits of war veterans taken on Remembrance Sunday at The Cenotaph from 2002 to 2012. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

GOSPORT: Gallery@Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Haslar Hospital – The Splendour and Decline. Haslar stands ready to serve in a new chapter. With the building empty Philip Woolway ARPS photographically captures Haslar in its current state. Admission free.

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

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Beetles, bugs and minibeasts. Some of the dead beetles, bugs and minibeasts collected by artist and local resident Becky Dunn over the last 30 years. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.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 Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. A Hard Choice - Stories behind Portsmouth’s Collections of Art and Design.

Curator Rosalinda Hardiman reveals the stories behind the objects and the hidden world of the curator. The exhibition will share her knowledge and joy in museum collections. Fine and decorative art will feature strongly. Admission free. Contact (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthmuseums.co.uk 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: 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: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Here & There: Vulcan Building. An exhibition of work by members of Aspex artists’ associates. This show, spread across two sites, will feature the work of 16 artists, working in a diverse range of media, styles and scale. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Locally Made - Laura Bennett. An exhibition of work by Southsea jeweller Laura, inspired by nature and organic forms. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk 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.

FILMS

DENMEAD: Denmead Community Centre, School Lane, PO7 6LU. 7pm doors for 7.30pm start. My Old Lady (12A). Starring Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott-Thomas and Maggie Smith. 107 mins. Admission £5. Contact (023) 9225 6132.

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Into The Woods (PG). Based on Stephen Sondheim’s stage musical, this film brings together many fairy tale heroes including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Jack (of Beanstalk fame) in a tale about a baker and his wife (Corden and Blunt). Cursed by a witch (Streep) to remain childless the couple must venture into the forest and locate magical objects that will break her spell. 125 mins. Adult tickets £8, £6.50 for students and seniors. Call 07450 29408 for more details.

GIGS

BUCKLAND: George and Dragon, Kingston Road. 8.30pm-late. Ken Mayes. 50’s and 60’s music. Admission free.

NORTH END: Thatchers Bar. 9pm. Rustyn George Band.

PORTSMOUTH: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. The Pluckin Misfits. A sing along evening, raising money for charity.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. Mary Jane. Celtic rock band. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106 Copnor Road, PO3 5AN. 9PM. Something Else. Rock/pop band. Contact (023) 9234 1665.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain Inn, The Green, PO9 6AB. The Fabulous Cheese Doctors. 9pm-11pm. Contact: (023) 9307 2783.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Monster. Rock covers band.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Railway Rifle Club, 205 Goldsmith Avenue. 8pm. Reactor 1. Original and covers music. With support from Shotgun Smile and DJ Rob Moore. Tickets £4. Buy from the club or at wegottickets.com/event/299031
STAGE

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, Havant, PO9 1BS. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Love and Information. Play by Caryl Churchill, presented by the Bench Theatre Company. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Hairspray. Musical by Marc Shaiman, presented by the Portsmouth Players. For bookings and more information contact (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk

Sunday

CONCERTS

WATERLOOVILLE: Oaklands Catholic School. 10am-2.40pm. Choral adult choirs. Part of this year’s Portsmouth Music Festival. Visit portsmouthmusicfestival.co.uk for more information.

EVENTS

HAVANT: Havant Spiritualist Church, Brockhampton Lane. 11am-12.15pm. Children’s club. Activities for all children. £1 admission. Contact (023) 9226 1591 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: St. Alban’s Church, Copnor Road. 10.30am. Commemoration of the baptism of Charles Dickens. Organised by members of the Dickins Fellowship. Service followed by readings from “The Life of Our Lord”, a book which Dickens wrote solely for his children, to teach them about Jesus. All welcome. For further information phone Geoffrey Christopher on (023) 9266 4205.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-3pm. The Sunday book fair. Browse second hand books. Contact (023) 9277 8080.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Gwenda Stephens and Belinda. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. They That Are Left. Photographic exhibition byBrian David Stevens showing portraits of war veterans taken on Remembrance Sunday at The Cenotaph from 2002 to 2012. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Here & There: Vulcan Building. An exhibition of work by members of aspex artists associates. This show, spread across two sites, will feature the work of 16 artists, working in a diverse range of media, styles and scale. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk