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COMEDY

GUNWHARF. Jongleurs Comedy Club, PO1 3TP. 8pm. Comedy night. Featuring Karen Bayley, Christian Schulte Loh, Sean Mc Loughlin, Carey Marx. Admission: from £15. Call 08700 111 960 to book.

EVENTS

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church Hall, Hawthorn Crescent. 11am-2pm.

Table Top Sale. Variety pf tables and home-made cakes. Refreshments available including bacon rolls and home-made soup. Tables to hire for £5. Admission 40p. Contact (023) 9237 9278 for further details or to book a table.

FRATTON: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 10 am. Coffee Morning. Coffee, chat, cakes and a chance to raise funds for a charity.

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: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 10am. Open day. Experience the Kings Theatre as you have never seen it before with a day of tours, activities and workshops. Admission: £5, families £12. Call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.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.

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-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. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.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. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. South Central Group Exhibition. Aspex’s new open submission group exhibition, which seeks to highlight the work of emerging visual artists working in any media in the South of England. A winner will be chosen from this shortlist, who will then be supported by the team at aspex to produce a solo exhibition. Visit aspex.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An Artist at Sea Onboard 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) 92727582.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, south corridor, ground floor. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. 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-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.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth History Centre, Central Library, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. Monday and Friday 9.30am-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9.30am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3.30pm. ‘Ripping Yarns’ and the Tale of the Forgotten Author. An exhibition charting the life and works of the Portsmouth born children’s adventure writer, Percy F. Westerman. Contact (0)23 9237 5594.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. Non-stop 70s and 80s classics. Until late. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

ROWLAND’S CASTLE: The Fountain Inn, 34 The Green, PO9 6AB. 8.30pm. One 4 The Road, acoustic duo. Free admission. Call (023) 9307 2783 after 5pm for more.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Skunk Funk. Entertainment from the soul and funk band.

STAGE

FAREHAM: 73 Saint Margarets Lane, PO14 4BG, 7.30pm. Misery. The Titchfield Festival Theatre plays host to a production of Misery by Stephen King, adapted for the stage by Simon Moore. Author Paul Sheldon finds himself trapped in the home of an obsessed fan after a car accident. Tickets: £8-11, call 01329 556156 or visit titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com 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.

Tomorrow

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Harlequin Room, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 7pm. Benyounes Quartet. Part of the Portsmouth Chamber Music Series. Tickets: £16, £14 concessions. Contact 0844 453 9028 for bookings.

DANCING

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

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: The Westgate Centre, Via Ravenna, PO19 1RJ. 10.30am-4pm. Antique and Collector’s Fair. Wide variety of antique and collectable items including china, glass, gold and silver, Art Deco, jewellery, clocks, Doulton, Wade, coins, stamps and postcards. Buying and selling. Admission £1.50. For more information call 07747 604541 or visit emmottpromotions.co.uk
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: 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. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. South Central Group Exhibition. Aspex’s new open submission group exhibition, which seeks to highlight the work of emerging visual artists working in any media in the South of England. A winner will be chosen from this shortlist, who will then be supported by the team at aspex to produce a solo exhibition. Visit aspex.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. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An Artist at Sea Onboard 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) 92727582.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, PO16 7DR. 7.30pm. Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell. By Keith Waterhouse based on the life and writings of Jeffrey Bernard. Admission £10. Call 01329 223100.

FAREHAM: 73 Saint Margarets Lane, PO14 4BG, 7.30pm. Misery. The Titchfield Festival Theatre plays host to a production of Misery by Stephen King, adapted for the stage by Simon Moore. Author Paul Sheldon finds himself trapped in the home of an obsessed fan after a car accident. Tickets: £8-11, call 01329 556156 or visit titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com for more information.

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