What’s on for Saturday, February 7 and Sunday, February 8, 2015

SHORT STORY FOR THE WEEKEND: Red Noir by Richard Salsbury

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TODAY

CONCERTS

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, PO16 7DB. 7.30pm. Havant Chamber Orchestra. Conducted by Robin Browning, the orchestra will play the likes of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven, with a solo performance by Cordelia Williams. Tickets between £8-£20, concessions available. Contact 01329 231942 for bookings and more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Crookhorn College, Stakes Hill Road, PO7 5UD. 2pm-6pm. Guitar by Portsmouth Music Festival. For more details visit portsmouthmusicfestival.co.uk

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: St Paul’s Church, Churchside, PO19 6FT. 11am-5pm. Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus. Portsmouth Festival Choir invite you to come and sing with them, directed by Peter Allwood. Tickets £15, students £8 including hire of vocal score from ticketsource.co.uk. Tickets can be purchased on the door. Visit portsmouthfestivalchoir.co.uk for more information.

FAREHAM: West Street. 9am-2pm. Farmers’ Market. Up to 40 local producers will be selling their produce including freshly picked organic fruit, vegetables, free range eggs, fish from local waters, rare breed meats, home-baked bread, cakes and honey.

Irish group Shenanigans will also be playing in the performance podium.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1BT. 10am-4pm. Native American Tribes of the Northern Plain. Sue Dewey presents an authentic workshop on the historic tribal cultures. Tickets £10. Booking line 023 9252 3463

HAYLING ISLAND: Community Centre, PO11 0HB. 11am-3pm. Arts, Crafts and Gift Market. Visit fromthecraftbox.net for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Technology Dept., Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street, PO1 2LN. 10am-4pm. Carve-in. Organised by the Solent Guild of woodcarvers and sculptures. Contact (023) 9259 9153 for more details and to arrange access.

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 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Charles Dickins Birthplace Museum, 393 Old Commercial Road. 11am-4pm. Celebration of the 203rd anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickins. From 10.30-11am there will be the usual tradition of hanging a wreath on the front door of the house, attended by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, President of the Birthplace Branch of the Dickins Fellowship. Members of the branch will be reading extracts from the works of Dickins on each hour from 11 am-3pm inclusive.

All are welcome. Admission free.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. 7pm. Non-stop 70’s and 80’s classics. Until late.

SWANMORE: Hill Farm House, Droxford Road, SO32 2PY. 5.30-9.30pm. Snowdrops by Candlelight. Stroll with hot refreshments and mulled wine. Gifts and plants for sale. Tickets £10 in advance, including refreshments, or £12 on the door. Advance booking advisable. Contact (023) 9238 2433 or 07977 480216 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: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, PO16 7DX. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9.30am-11.30am. Layers - Tina Gardiner. A collection of work exploring the use of layering dye, paints and stitchery. Tina is inspired by surrounding landscapes. Contact 01329 223100 or visit ashcroft.org.uk for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Youth Open Art Competition and Exhibition. The gallery is inviting all young artists to submit original artwork in any medium for selection for the exhibition and a prize. Free admission. Call (023) 9252 3463 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. 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

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. 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. 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.

FILMS

EASTLEIGH: The Point, Leigh Road, SO50 9DE. 7.30pm. I Am Nasrine (15). BAFTA nominated British-Iranian film following the paths of a brother and sister relocated to the UK from Iran. Tickets £8. Visit thepointeastleigh.co.uk for more information or to book call (023) 8065 2333.

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Birdman (15). This wild black comedy marries scurrilous showbiz satire with the poignant tale of a man facing up to his own obsolescence. Adult tickets £8, £6.50 for students and seniors. Call 074502 9408 for more.

GIGS

BUCKLAND: RNOB Bus Club, New Road, Portsmouth. 8-30pm-late. Ken Mayes. 50’s and 60’s music. Admission Free.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, 174 Milton Road, PO4 8PR. 7pm - late. Live Punk Bands. Pompey Punx Collective. Admission: £5 on the door, all night. Over 18’s Only.

PORTSMOUTH: The Mermaid, New Road. 8.30pm. Checkers. Live music, free admission. Contact (023) 9261 4141 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Phoenix, Torrington Road. 9pm. Beau. Live music.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Stated Quo. Live entertainment.

STAGE

SOUTHAMPTON: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, SO30 4EJ. 2pm. Nicobobinus. An adventurous family musical adaptation of Terry Jones’ children’s tale about the boy ‘who could do anything’. Tickets: £8, £6 for children. Family offer four tickets for £24 or five for £28. Call (023) 8065 2333 to book.

TOMORROW

CONCERTS

WATERLOOVILLE: Crookhorn College, Stakes Hill Road, PO7 5UD. 9.30am-8.25pm. Strings by Portsmouth Music Festival. For more details visit portsmouthmusicfestival.co.uk

DANCING

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Assheton Court, off Castle Street. 7pm-9pm. Ballroom Dance. Admission £3.50 including tea/cake. Contact (023) 9235 1162 for more details.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, PO16 7DB. 10.30am-4pm. Fareham Antique and Collector’s Fair. A wide variety of antique and collectable items including china, glass, gold and silver, art deco, jewellery, postcards, stamps and ephemera. Admission £1.50. Contact 07747 604541 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. Light Fever. Photographic exhibition by 16 teenagers from the Portsmouth Autism Support Network. The teenagers have worked with digital artists Butterfly FX to produce this exhibition using light graffiti photographic techniques. Visit royalarmouries.org 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.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: The Lord Raglan, Queens Street. 9pm. Splitscreen Radio. Live music.

NORTH END: The Lanyard. 7pm. Glitter Bugz.

monday

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Association, Wootton Road, PO6 3AP.

7.30-10.00pm. M & M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. Admission £2.50. New members always welcome. Tea and biscuits included. For more information contact Michael on (023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2.50, includes tea & biscuit.

MILTON: Milton Village Hall, 182 Milton Road, PO4 8PR. 8pm. Salsa. Learn beginners/improvers salsa dancing, including group dances. £6 admission.

EVENTS

COPNOR: The Wells Smith Room, St Cuthbert’s Centre, Hayling Avenue. 9.30 – 11.30 am. Connar’s Toy Libraries. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Includes a healthy snack. Admission £2 per family per week. Outreach support provided or non confident or vulnerable families.

Call (023) 9283 2926 for more information or visit lib.org.uk

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.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, PO16 7DX. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9.30am-11.30am. Layers - Tina Gardiner. A collection of work exploring the use of layering dye, paints and stitchery. Tina is inspired by surrounding landscapes. Contact 01329 223100 or visit ashcroft.org.uk for more information.

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

NORTH END: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am-12.45pm and 4pm-8pm. Spiritual Healing Clinic. No appointment necessary. Admission free, a donation is gratefully received. Call (023) 9269 3169 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: St Lukes, Greetham Street, PO5 4LH. 7.30pm. Spinnaker Speakers. Become a better leader and more confident speaker. For more information contact Keith Oliver Tel: 07597 500007.

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. Light Fever. Photographic exhibition by 16 teenagers from the Portsmouth Autism Support Network. The teenagers have worked with digital artists Butterfly FX to produce this exhibition using light graffiti photographic techniques. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Youth Open Art Competition and Exhibition. The gallery is inviting all young artists to submit original artwork in any medium for selection for the exhibition and a prize. Free admission. Call (023) 9252 3463 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. 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