What’s on for Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11, 2014

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What’s on around the area this weekend

Saturday

COMEDY

GUNWHARF: Jongleurs Comedy Club, PO1 3TP. 8pm. Comedy night. Featuring Angie McEvoy, Tom Deacon, Rich Wilson. Admission: from £15. Call 08700 111 960 to book.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. The King is Back - starring Ben Portsmouth. Re-live the hits of Elvis Presley’s career with tribute act Ben Portsmouth, voted Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist at the 2012 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Tickets from £19-£21.50. Call 0844 847 2362 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Grammar School Rotunda, High Street, PO1 2LN. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Portsmouth Music Club Piano Duet. An evening of piano music with Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown. Admission £8 for non-members. Contact (023) 9282 0317 or visit portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk for more information.

EVENTS

COPNOR: St Cuthbert’s Church, Litchfield Road. 3.30pm- 5.30pm. St Cuthbert’s Messy Church. Fun activities for families based on the theme of ‘New Year’s Resolutions’. Followed by a time of celebration and a shared meal. All families welcome. Free admission, donations welcome. Contact: Rachel Milne on (023) 9282 2711 for further information or visit stcuthbertwithstaidan.org.uk.

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street, PO6 3AP. 6pm-7.15pm and 9.30am-4:30pm. Ladies that Punch. A self-defence class for women. Open to all women regardless of fitness levels or age. Call 07934 272 829 or visit ladiesthatpunch.co.uk for more information.

FARNHAM: Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak. 9am. Parkrun. Timed 5k run. People of all abilities are encouraged to take part. Admission is free but new runners are required to register. Register with parkrun once online and bring a printed copy of your barcode with you. Contact 01420 23666 or visit forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt 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: 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.

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

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street, PO1 2LN, 10am-4pm. Solent Guild of Woodcarvers and Sculptors hold a ‘carve-in’. Please call (02392) 599 153 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: St Jude’s Church, PO5 3EL. 7pm. Come and Sing - Joseph Haydn: Creation. Singers of all abilities welcome to join a chorus from Haydn’s oratorio. £5 admission for singers, £3 for audience.

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 16’s.Admission free. Call 0113 220 1888 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: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Seven Ages Of Woman, Photography Exhibition by UoP Graduate Tyran Hawthorn. A series of seven photographs, showing the ageing process over time, linked by Tyran to Shakespeare’s ‘Seven Ages of Man’ from ‘As You Like It’. Free admission.

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 about the exhibition.

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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. Mr Turner (12A). For more details contact 07435 029408 or email bookings@no6cinema.co.uk

GIGS

EASTNEY: The Cellars, 56 Cromwell Road, Southsea PO4 9PN. 7.30pm. The Cartels. Indie. Admission: £5 advance, £6 on the door. Call (023) 9282 6249 for more information.

GUNWHARF: Grosevnor Casino, PO1 3TZ. 9.45pm-11.45pm. A night of swing with Zac Bauman. Admission: £5. Call (023) 9273 2277 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. The Anthems. An evening of music from a rock covers band.

WATERLOOVILLE: Cowplain Social Club. 8pm. Jodie. An evening of live music.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2.30pm. Moscow City Ballet - The Nutcracker. Admission: £14-£35. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Saturday Matinee 2.30pm. The Snow Queen. Play with music by Ron Nicol. Performed by The Havant Dynamo Youth Theatre. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road. 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Traditional pantomime by Alan P. Frayn. Performed by HIADS. Tickets: £8, £6 for children. Contact (023) 9246 6363 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

FARNHAM: Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak. 10am-11.30am. Guided Nordic walks. Weekly walks for adults with prior experience led by trained volunteers. £4 admission. Contact 01420 23666 to book or visit forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 1.30pm. Memories of Uncle Ted. Talk by Christine Walters in which she recounts how Elgar revealed to her grandfather the mystery surrounding the Enigma Variations. Organised by The Elgar Society Southern Branch. Admission free. Visitors welcome. Contact (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk for more information.

Sunday

EVENTS

GUNWHARF: Spinnaker Tower. 11am-3.30pm. Wedding fair. Wedding suppliers will be on hand to help with all of your wedding day requirements. Admission: £1.50. Visit spinnakertower.co.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. 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 16’s.Admission free. Call 0113 220 1888 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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 2pm. Mr Turner (12A). For more details contact 07435 029408 or email bookings@no6cinema.co.uk

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: 13 Binsteed Road, PO2 7PH. 4.30pm-late. Kenny Mayes Birthday Bash. All welcome.

STAGE

CHICHESTER. Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 3pm. Moscow City Ballet - The Nutcracker. Admission: £14-£35. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Square Tower, Broad Street, Old Portsmouth. 2.30pm-4pm. Pubs of Portsmouth. Explore Portsmouth’s historic and memorable pubs. Cost £3. Call (023) 9282 6722 for more information.