What’s on around the area today
CHICHESTER: The Assembly Room, North Street. 7.30pm. Chichester Chamber Concerts: Katya Apekisheva piano. Music by Scarlatti, Janacek, Schumann and Brahms. Tickets £17, young people aged between eight and 25 free. Visit chichesterchamberconcerts.com for details.
BROCKENHURST: John Montagu Building, Beaulieu. 10.30am-4.30pm. Half term at Beaulieu. A chance to take a close-up look at motoring objects in the National Motor Museum. Hold, handle and investigate motoring artefacts, early motoring clothing and fascinating photos and documents. Call 01590 612345 or visit beaulieu.co.uk for more information.
COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club.
Fresh homemade lunch and dessert. Entertainment afterwards, which can include bingo, a quiz or a guest speaker. Admission £3.95. Contact (023) 9261 7890 for more information.
EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10-11.30am. Emsworth Country Market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments available.
FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. Bricks & Mortar. 150 years on, find out more about the Fort’s construction and what life was like for the builders. Activities include; Build The Fort, £3.50 per child, Design a Brick, £2 per child and daily gunfiring, free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more 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 Group. A different activity each week. Admission £2.50 per session. Phone (023) 9278 0500 for more details.
GUNWHARF: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Lego: Build a Tower! Families can take part in Lego and Duplo tower building activities. Call (023) 9285 7520 or visit spinnakertower.co.uk for more information.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 4pm-5pm. Havant Drama Group. Led by theatre professionals from Chichester Festival Theatre, for children in school years four to seven (between the ages of eight and 12). £35 per term. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk
NORTH END: The Learning Place, Derby Road. 10am-midday. Social Group Meeting. Offering friendship and activities. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Crafty Commandos. Build boats and landing crafts and then race them to the finish line. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. Call (023) 9298 6413, email email@example.com or visit royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk for information and bookings.
PORTSMOUTH: St. Wilfrid’s Church,
George Street. Midday. Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch, the money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Thursday Chat and Tea Club. Come along for tea, cake and a warm welcome. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
SOUTHSEA: St. James Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singercise. Activity session for older people to improve fitness. Admission £2.50 Contact 07754 528814.
WATERLOOVILLE: St. George’s Church Hall, St. George’s Walk. 9.30-11.30am. St George’s Market. Homemade cakes, preserves, cards, craft, jewellery, eggs and plants. Tea and coffee are available.
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, June Cousins and Michael Taylor. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, PO16 7DX. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9.30am-11.30am. Layers - Tina Gardiner. A collection of work exploring the use of layering dye, paints and stitchery. Tina is inspired by surrounding landscapes. Contact 01329 223100 or visit ashcroft.org.uk for more information.
FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. Light Fever. Photographic exhibition by 16 teenagers from the Portsmouth Autism Support Network. The teenagers have worked with digital artists Butterfly FX to produce this exhibition using light graffiti photographic techniques. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Youth Open Art Competition and Exhibition. The gallery is inviting all young artists to submit original artwork in any medium for selection for the exhibition and a prize. Free admission. Call (023) 9252 3463 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. 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: 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: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An Artist at Sea On board 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. Contact (023) 9272 7582 for more information.
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 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Building, Middle Street, PO1 2DJ. 9am-5pm. Illustrated Menagerie. Illustrations by University of Portsmouth students and alumni. Admission free. Visit port.ac.uk/space for more information.
HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Surrey, GU27 2AS. 5pm. Paddington. In search of a better life, arriving alone at Paddington Station, Paddington soon finds that city life is not all he had imagined, until he meets the kindly Brown family. Tickets between £4.50 and £8. Contact 01428 642 161 or visit haslemerehall.co.uk for more information.
HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Surrey, GU27 2AS. 5pm. The Theory Of Everything. Biopic of Stephen Hawking’s life based on Jane Hawking’s memoir ‘Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen’. Tickets between £4.50 and £8. Contact 01428 642 161 or visit haslemerehall.co.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. 7pm. Play@The RMA. Presented by Nick Courtney with music from J J Music, Kelly Kemp, Number 9 and more. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for more details.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain Inn, The Green, PO9 6AB. Open mic night with Graham and Friends. 9pm-11pm. Contact: (023) 9307 2783.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. High School Musical. Presented by Stage One Youth Theatre. Contact 01329 231942 for more information.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm. The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged). Comedy by Long, Martin and Tichenor. Contact (023) 9247 2700.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm, 2pm Saturday matinee. Allegro. Musical by Rogers and Hammerstein, presented by the University of Portsmouth Dramatic and Musical Society. Contact (023) 9282 8282 for more information.
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Albert Road, inside Francis Ave. 7.30pm. Treasure Island. Pantomime by Sarah Birch, presented by the Phoenix Players. Contact 0845 467 6462 for more information.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Lane. 7.15pm. The Seven Charms of Pantomime. This year’s Titchfield pantomime by Maureen Taylor. Tickets £2.50 for the first night then £6 for adults, £5 for seniors and £4 for children. Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £16. To book call 01329 842933.