What’s on for Thursday, April 2, 2015

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DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2–4pm. Teadance. With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50, which includes refreshments. (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch club. Fresh homemade lunch and dessert with entertainment afterwards, which can include bingo, a quiz or a guest speaker. Admission £3.95. Call (023) 9261 7890 for information.

FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, off Clive Road. New age kurling. Admission £2.50 per session. Phone (023) 9278 0500 for more details.

FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, off Clive Road. Friendship club. A different activity each week. Admission £2.50 per session. Phone (023) 9278 0500 for more details.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Talk: Saint Petersburg, Russia. Jeff Roberts goes on a pictorial tour taking in the splendours of this improbable city. Tickets £3. Telephone booking line (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Eucharist of the Last Supper and vigil of prayer. Rememberance of the last supper. ‘Watch and pray’ between 9pm and midnight. For further information call (023) 9281 4444 or email office@portseaparish.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, 19 College Road, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 6.30pm-12.30am. School’s out for Easter. Teacher’s party night, exclusively for teaching and education support staff. For further information, ticket prices or to book tickets, contact (023) 9289 3338, email: events@pnbpt.co.uk or visit actionstations.org

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Thursday chat and tea club. Come along for tea, cake and a warm welcome. Admission £2. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.

SOUTHSEA: The Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Celebrate with chocolate. The iconic tower will be celebrating its tenth Birthday over Bank Holiday weekend by inviting guests to decorate a sweet treat to a Birthday, Easter or spring time theme. Prizes will be given to the best decorated treats. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the usual Spinnaker attractions such as the glass floor and audio guides. Admission £9.50 adults, £8.50 concessions, £7.50 children. 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 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

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 for more information.

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 for more information.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Gallipoli: Myth and Memory. Exhibition telling the Royal Navy’s misunderstood story of the bloody Gallipoli Campaign of 1915. The campaign was a major failure and caused over 200,000 Allied casualties with many deaths coming from disease. Admission free with a valid museum ticket.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5.30pm. A Hard Choice – stories behind Portsmouth’s collections of art and design. Museum 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. Contact (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthmuseums.co.uk

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3JL. 7pm. The Duke Of Burgundy (18). This period piece charts the increasingly intense sadomasochistic relationship between butterfly collector Cynthia and her new housekeeper, Evelyn. Tickets £8, £6.50 concessions. Contact 07435 029408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk for bookings and more information.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Fat Fox, Victoria Road South, PO5 2SP. Live music. From performers Tiz Mnamara, Claire and the uke, the machete, indigo vat and shoot the duke. Admission £5.

SOUTHSEA: 58 Cromwell Rd, PO4 9PN. 7pm. Play@The RMA. Nick Courtney presents live music from Mike Keating, Ade Cull, Junkstar-Baby, Martin Coyne and more. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.