What’s on for Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, 2015

SHORT STORY FOR THE WEEKEND: Before It’s Too Late by Sue Shipp

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What’s on around the area this weekend

Saturday

CONCERT

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth. 7.30 pm. Portsmouth Festival Choir sing Bach. St John Passion with baroque orchestra and soloists, directed by Peter Allwood.

Tickets £15, £12, students £5 from ticketsource.co.uk or on the door. Visit portsmouthfestivalchoir.co.uk for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Baptist Church, 368 London Road, PO7 7SY. 7.30pm. Cantemus choir concert. Stainer’s Crucifixion, Mozart, de Lassus, Victoria and organ solo. Tickets £8. Contact (023) 9246 3531 or buy tickets on the door. For more information visit cantemushavant.moonfruit.com

DANCING

HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church. 7.30pm. Spirituals and sw ing jazz evening. Ed Lea and guests return to St Mary’s to perform jazz, blues and spirituals. No ticket required but donation to retiring collection for St Mary’s community room appeal appreciated. For more information contact (023) 9311 3011.

EVENTS

SOUTHSEA: Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3ST. Check in 4pm, race start 7.15pm. Blacklight run. 5K neon fun run for people of all ages. Early bird admission £25, full price £40. Visit blacklightrun.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Leisure Park, Melville Road, PO4 9TB. 8pm-late. Portsmouth soul club. Northern soul and motown. Admission £5.

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.

GOSPORT: Gallery @ Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond. Paul Kidby’s exhibition showcases the book covers and illustrations for Pratchett’s novels. It also reveals Paul’s own projects influenced by British folklore and landscapes. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery 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. 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. 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: 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 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 Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Castle Road: Exhibition. This is the first exhibition in a new project partnership between The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Cultural Trust. Castle Road features photographs by BA (Hons) photography alumnus Dainius Šciuka, from the ‘Taste the Street’ series, 2013-14. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Diversity: Exhibition. The next in a series of local artists to exhibit in the Guildhall Cafe is Carol Ellen Stickland. Carol is self-taught and explores and experiments with styles and media, ranging from Chinese brush and watercolour to mixed media with collage. Free admission. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information about this exhibition.

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3JL. Tea and pencils. Matthew Anstee presents work from his on-going collection ‘Cinefilms’, a playful and imaginative rendering of some of his favourite iconic, and cult classic films. Visit no6cinema.co.uk for more information.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3JL. 4.15pm. Big Hero (PG). After his older brother Tadashi is killed in a mysterious accident, teenage micro-bot obsessive Hiro is befriended by Tadashi’s creation – Baymax, a kind and unusually snowman-like robot. Tickets £8, £6.50 concessions. Contact 07435 029408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk for bookings and more information.

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3JL. 7pm. Fifty Shades Of Grey (18). Student Anastasia Steele goes to interview billionaire businessman Christian Grey. He is confident, smart, worldly and successful, but as Ana gradually comes to learn, he is tormented by personal demons. Tickets £8, £6.50 concessions. Contact 07435 029408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk

GIGS

BUCKLAND: RNOB (Buffs) Club, New Road, Portsmouth. 8.30pm-late. Ken Mayes. ‘50s and ‘60s music. Admission free.

EMSWORTH: The Crown, High Street. 9pm. Stolen. Live music.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Football Club. 9-11pm. Glitterbugz. Live music.

PORTSMOUTH: Grosvenor Casino, Gunwharf Quays. The Drifters Tribute Revue. An evening of live music from The Drifters tribute band. Tickets from £15. Visit theticketfactory/grosvenor

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106 Copnor Road, PO3 5AN. 9pm. Paparazzi. A selection of modern hits. Contact (023) 9234 1665

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. Pete Leigh and The Unions. Chicago blues band.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Archive 45. Punk originals band.

STAGE

WATERLOOVILLE: Merchistoun Hall, Horndean. 7.30pm. A Jolly Sinister Jape. By Elliot Strange. Set in the 1920s, four characters are stranded in a large house in the country in a thunderstorm with the phone cut off. Tickets £6, available on the door or can be reserved by phoning (023) 9278 5800. Visit horndeanamdram.com for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Merchistoun Hall, Horndean. 7.30pm. White Lies. By Richard James. Four old university chums meet up again after 30 years for a meal and talk. Bea is concerned only with herself and her own success, and doesn’t care about the casual way she has hurt or used the others in the past, and the other ladies decide it’s time for payback. But their little revenge stunt goes a little further than they planned. Tickets £6, available on the door or can be reserved by phoning (023) 9278 5800. Visit horndeanamdram.com for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Merchistoun Hall, 106 Portsmouth Road, Horndean, PO8 9LJ. 7.30pm. An Inspector Calls. By J B Priestley and performed by Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. Tickets £6. Contact (023) 9278 5800 for more information and bookings.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Meet at Fareham Bus Station. 10.33 am. C.H.A. Walking Club. Linear walk via Cams to Portchester. Seven miles. Phone (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

Sunday

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 information.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Celebrate with chocolate. Visitors are invited to take part in birthday-themed chocolate decorating, helping the tower celebrate ten years of welcoming visitors. Each guest will be presented a sweet treat and invited to decorate it to a Birthday, Easter or spring-time theme. Admission £9.50 adults, concessions £8.50, children £7.50.

SOUTHSEA: The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3ST. 3pm. Superslam wrestling. American wrestling stars will be competing in the ring against home grown talent. Adult tickets £16.50, under 16s £11. For more information or tickets contact 08445 763000 or visit pyramids.co.uk

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. 8.30pm Alleycats. Open mic night.

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.

GOSPORT: Gallery @ Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond. Paul Kidby’s exhibition showcases the book covers and illustrations for Pratchett’s novels. It also reveals Paul’s own projects influenced by British folklore and landscapes. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery 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 about the exhibition 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. 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. 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. 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 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 Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Castle Road: Exhibition. This is the first exhibition in a new project partnership between The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Cultural Trust. Castle Road features photographs by BA (Hons) photography alumnus Dainius Šciuka, from the ‘Taste the Street’ series, 2013-14. Free admission. For more information about the exhibition visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Diversity: Exhibition. The next in a series of local artists to exhibit in the Guildhall Cafe is Carol Ellen Stickland. Carol is self-taught and explores and experiments with styles and media, ranging from Chinese brush and watercolour to mixed media with collage. Free admission. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information about this exhibition.

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3JL. Tea and pencils. Matthew Anstee presents work from his on-going collection ‘Cinefilms’. Visit no6cinema.co.uk for more information.

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