What’s on for Thursday, January 22, 2015

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DANCING

HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Hall, PO9 5BG. Tea Dance. Admission: £3 including tea and biscuits. Call Eileen on 07887 744419 for more information.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road, Horndean. 2.00pm-4.00pm. Teadance. With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50, includes refreshments. (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

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. 10am-11.30am. Country Market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts.

GOSPORT: Gosport Leisure Centre, Forrest Way, PO13 0ZX. 1pm-7pm. Gosport Business and Employment Fair. Gosport’s largest careers and recruitment event. Free admission. Visit investingosport.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

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the Museum. Talk for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote the life in the service especially during conflict. (023) 9284 1762, iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Over-50’s Social Club. Make friends and try activities including printing and crafting. Admission £2. For more information call (023) 9268 8705.

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. Call 07754 52 8814.

EXHIBITIONS

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. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am – 4pm. Inspired By...Facing-Recovering. This exhibition explores the complex issues injured soldiers face in their transition from military to civilian life. Through drawing, video and words a number of soldiers and veterans share their personal stories and experience of injury and post-traumatic stress disorder in what one veteran described as closure in ‘graphical evidence’. Suitable for over 16’s. Admission free. Call 0113 220 1888 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. 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: 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. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk

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. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk

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. (023) 9272 7582.

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-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Lines of Best Fit. Features existing artworks and two site specific drawings created especially for the Aspex Guildhall space. Both artists have reacted within the limitations set by the space while continuing to expand the definition of ‘drawing’ within their current modes of practice. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/your-visit/aspexguildhall for more information.

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: Portsmouth History Centre, Central Library, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. Monday and Friday 9.30am-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9.30am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3.30pm. ‘Ripping Yarns’ and the Tale of the Forgotten Author. An exhibition charting the life and works of the Portsmouth born children’s adventure writer, Percy F. Westerman. Contact (0)23 9237 5594.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Film Society, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. 7pm. The Past (12A). An Iranian man reunites with his estranged wife in Paris to finalize their divorce, which is soon complicated by a shocking revelation by her daughter from a previous marriage. With Bérénice Bejo, Oscar nominated star of The Artist. Duration: 2hr10 min. Tickets: £6 or three films for £10.

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. Hermitage Revealed (U). Directed by Margy Kinmonth, this film offers an unprecedented look at the collections of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. Tickets £8 for adults, £6.50 for students and seniors. For more details contact 07435 029408 or email bookings@no6cinema.co.uk

SOUTHAMPTON: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, SO30 4EJ. 7pm. National Theatre Live: Treasure Island. Robert Louis Stevenson’s story will be broadcast live from the London stage to cinemas across the UK. Suitable for ages 10+. Tickets £12, £10 concessions. For more information visit ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk

GIGS

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain Inn, 34 The Green, PO9 6AB. 8pm. Open mic night with Graham. Free admission. Call (023) 9307 2783 after 5pm for more.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. To Kill A Mockingbird. Adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, based on the novel by Harper Lee. Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm matinee. Admission: £12-£32. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. Love, Loss and Chianti. A double bill by Christopher Reid. Devised for the stage by Robert Bathurst. Admission: £18-£22. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk

FAREHAM: 73 Saint Margarets Lane, PO14 4BG. 7.30pm. Misery. The Titchfield Festival Theatre plays host to a production of Misery by Stephen King, adapted for the stage by Simon Moore. Author Paul Sheldon finds himself trapped in the home of an obsessed fan after a car accident. Tickets: £8-11, call 01329 556156 or visit titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. A Journey Round My Skull. KILN presents a love story put under the surgeon’s knife. Admission: £12.50, concessions £11.25. Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. Midday, 7pm. Cats. The Petersfield School presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical. Admission: £8, concessions £4. Call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, PO16 7DR. 7.30pm. Alexei Sayle – Listen with Alexei. Admission £13, concession £12. Call 01329 223100.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. The History Of Cunard. David Pepper gives a light hearted talk. Tickets: £3. To book or for more information call (023) 9252 3463 or visit www.hants.gov.uk/gdc

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, 56 East St, PO9 1BS. 7.45pm. Gallipoli 1915: Battleships, beaches and bravery - a talk by Michael Forrest. Admission: £5. Vist thespring.co.uk for more information.