What’s on for Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, 2015

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SATURDAY

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7-9pm. Musical March. Chapel choir rotary concert. For more information visit stjohnscollege.co.uk

DANCING

WICKHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, Fareham, PO17 5AL. 8pm-11pm. 50-50 ballroom sequence. Music by Larry Green, tea coffee and snacks in the break, people can bring their own drinks. Admission: £4.50, call 07980 058 310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk for more information.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: Various venues. 10am-7.30pm. Emsworth Comic Relief 2015. A programme of events to celebrate Emsworth’s title as the first ever Red Nose town. All day fancy dress. All day static cycle ride to John O’Groats at Emsworth Fire Station. 10am-midday, young gigglers market, St Peters Square. Youngsters have been involved in comedy workshops during the week and will be selling their specially made wares. 10am-2pm, street entertainment in the square and the Red Nose Hampshire farmers’ market in the South Street car park. 4pm, ‘What We Did On Our Holidays’, film at the Community Centre. For more information visit emsworth.org.uk

FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, PO16 8ST. 11am-3pm. Art, craft and gift market. Visit fromthecraftbox.net for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 10am-2pm. Meet the author – Carl Titterington. Gosport-born Carl Titterington writes novels set in Victorian England solving crimes and mysteries that baffle the minds of the South Hampshire Constabulary. Admission free.

HAYLING ISLAND: South Hayling United Reformed Church, Hollow Lane,PO11 9EY. 10am-1pm. Charity community Mother’s Day fair. Fundraising for Breast Cancer. More than 25 stalls, tombola and face painting. Free admission. Email craftycollectors@hotmail.com

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

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 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 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 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. 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: 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: 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

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

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Boyhood (15). Richard Linklater follows a boy’s life from the ages of six to 18, shooting periodically over 12 years. Adult tickets £8, £6.50 for students and seniors. Call 074 350 29408 for more.

GIGS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Educational Museum, High Street, GU27 2LA. 7.30pm. Winter Wilson. Music from folk couple Kip Winter and Dave Wilson.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106 Copnor Road, PO3 5AN. 9pm. Dead Scene Rival. Performing modern music.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Alligator Smile. Music from a pop-punk originals band.

STAGE

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road. 7.45pm. Wife After Death. Comedy by Eric Chappell. Performed by HIADS. Contact (023) 9246 6363 for information.

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 8pm. Hedda Gabbler. Returning from her honeymoon and already bored with her marriage, Hedda finds herself caught between the brilliant but dissolute Eilert Loevborg and the clutches of the predatory Judge Brack. Adult tickets £10, concessions £8. Performed by award winning Groundlings Adult Drama School. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 2pm and 7.30pm. The Woman In Black. Stage adaptation of the supernatural thriller. Contact (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for bookings and information.

SUNDAY

DANCING

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

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: Various venues. 11am-6.30pm. Emsworth Comic Relief 2015. A programme of events to celebrate Emsworth’s title as the first ever Red Nose town. 11 am, ‘pennies across the millpond’ linking the Emsworth and Slipper Sailing Clubs. Midday, duck race, 4pm ‘What We Did On Our Holidays’, film at the Community Centre.

6.30pm, comedy competition at The Crown, tickets £10 For more information visit emsworth.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, Broad Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2JE. 11am-4pm. Crafts in the tower.

An exhibition by artists and makers from the local area showcasing fine art, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, photography, wood turning, sculpture and much more. Vintage café open for snacks and beverages. Admission free.

Visit www.craftsinthetower.co.uk

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

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Father Jack. St Patrick’s party.

WINCHESTER: Crawley, Little Court. 2pm-5.30pm. National Gardens Scheme. Traditional walled country garden with plants for sale, tea available. Admission £4.

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 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.

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

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 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

GIGS

COPNOR: The Harvest Home, 106 Copnor Road, PO3 5AN. From 6pm. Motown Evening. Live singer performing fifties and sixties Motown hits. Contact (023) 9234 1665.

STAGE

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road. 7.45pm. Wife After Death. Comedy by Eric Chappell. Performed by HIADS. Contact (023) 9246 6363 for information.

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. Connor’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 for non confident or vulnerable families.

Call (023) 9283 2926 for more information or visit ctlib.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.

EMSWORTH: Greenhouse Cafe, St Peter’s Square. 10am-2pm. Emsworth courtyard market. Local produce and stallholders.

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, 4pm-8pm. Spiritual healing clinic. Admission free, no appointment necessary. Donations are gratefully received. Contact (023) 9269 3169 for information.

PETERSFIELD: The JCPF Phoenix Centre Healing Clinic, Winton House, High Street, GU32 3JL. 10.30-12.30pm. Spiritual healing clinic. Admission free, no appointment necessary, donation is gratefully received. Contact (023) 9269 3169 for more information.

TITCHFIELD: The Parish Rooms, PO14 4AQ. 7pm. Solent branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild meeting. Creative hand embroidery and textile artist, Jessica Coote, will talk about her attempt to interpret the beauty and tranquil ambiance of the East Sussex

countryside. £5 admission. Contact 01329 285825 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 Gwenda Stephens and Belinda. 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 about the exhibition.

GOSPORT: Gallery@Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Haslar Hospital – The Splendour and Decline. With the Haslar building currently awaiting renovation, Philip Woolway ARPS photographically captures it in its current state. Admission free.