What’s on for Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24, 2015

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SATURDAY

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, PO3 5XT. 8pm-11pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dance. Admission £4, people can bring their own drinks. Raffle, tea/coffee and snacks sold in the break. Large car park. Contact 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk for more information.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 7.30pm-11pm. 50-50 dance. Admission £6 for members, £7 for non members.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 10am-8pm. Living with dementia festival. Organised by the Chichester Cultural Learning Partnership. Events include craft workshops, interactive history sessions and a tea dance. Tickets must be booked in advance. Visit cft.org.uk/dementiafestival or contact the box office on 01243 781312.

PORTSMOUTH: Charles Dickens Activity Centre, Lake Road, PO1 4DY. 1pm-4pm. Table top sale. To have your own pitch or table costs £5, call Debbie on (023) 9273 8782 for more information or to book.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. The Alresford Monday painting group. 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: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354 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. Pass It On: Our History, Your Heritage. A revealing collection from the archives of Chichester Festival Theatre that allows for a unique insight into the

venue’s past. On display will be many items which have remained hidden away and unopened for decades, including photographs, letters, vintage costume and set designs and even antique props and models. 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

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. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Pie & Vinyl Poster Show: Gig Posters From Around The World. An exhibition of framed works of contemporary studios from all over the world: North, Central and South America, Europe and across the UK. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Illustrated - Neal Layton. Award winning, Southsea based illustrator Neal Layton will be displaying some of his original artworks from ‘Monster’, ‘Rover’ and ‘Howler’ by acclaimed author Michael Rosen, published by Bloomsbury. Admission free, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Rock Shots: The Portsmouth Music Experience Gallery. Exhibiting 50 years of music photography in Portsmouth and featuring photography by Bob Aylott, Oana Damir, Joe Watson, Kevin Purdy, Steve Whale, Nigel Grundy, Paul Windsor, Tom Langford, Terry Aldridge, Robbie Robertson and Hannah Mesquitta. Admission free, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Houses on House Bricks. An exhibition by Southsea artist Lyndon Richards, whose work depicts Old Portsmouth houses on original house bricks. Visit aspex.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Kas Williams. Award-winning Southsea artist Kas Williams brings together her unique paper sculptures and her vibrant paintings. Visit aspex.org.uk for more information.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Buffs Club (RAOB), 204 New Road. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes plays music from the 1950s and 60s. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: The Harvest Home, 106 Copnor Road, PO3 5AN. 9pm. The Jaspers. Live music from ‘80s band.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Silver Catcher. Rock covers band.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. Burnt Ice. Blues music from a local band. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for information.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2.45&7.45pm. The Rehearsal.The Count is planning an evening of amateur dramatics but it soon becomes clear that there will be as much passion and intrigue off stage as on.Tickets: £25-£30, 16-25s £8.50.

PORTSMOUTH: Players Studio Theatre, Milton Park, Milton Road. 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm. The Vicar Of Dibley. Presented by The Portsmouth Players. Tickets £10. Contact (023) 9237 0501.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Stage Door, 78 West Marlands Road, SO14 7FW. 8pm and 3pm matinee. Greenday’s American Idiot. A Broadway musical. Tickets £14.50-£16.50. Visit speakeasysoton.co.uk or contact (023) 8071 0648 for more information.

SUNDAY

DANCING

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

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Bransbury Park, Eastney. 2-5pm. Miniature railway track. Both steam and/or electric locomotives.

Weather permitting. Admission 40p per person for two circuits of track.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. The Alresford Monday painting group. 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: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Houses on House Bricks. An exhibition by Southsea artist Lyndon Richards, whose work depicts Old Portsmouth houses on original house bricks. Visit aspex.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Kas Williams. Award-winning Southsea artist Kas Williams brings together her unique paper sculptures and her vibrant paintings. Visit aspex.org.uk for more information.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue, PO4 0AW. 8pm-1am. Kojak’s Revenge. Plus support from DJ Rob Moore. Bank Holiday weekend gig with local band Kojak’s Revenge. From ‘60s beat combos to glam, punk, rock, pop new wave, ska, funk and Britpop. Tickets £6, buy from the club or online from wegottickets.com/event/305266

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