What’s on around the area today
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.
EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10am-11.30am. Emsworth country market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meats, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments are available.
FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, off Clive Road. 10.30am-11.30am. New age kurling. Admission £2.50 per session. Phone (023) 9278 0500 for more details.
FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, off Clive Road. 2pm-4pm. Friendship club. A different activity each week. Admission £2.50 per session. Phone (023) 9278 0500 for more details.
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: The Arts Lodge, Victoria Park, Anglesea Road, PO1 3HJ. 10am-5pm. David Sinclair - Jazz Photographs. A range of intimate pictures of some of the most famous jazz musicians in the world. Admission free. Contact (023) 9287 0880 or visit artandsoultraders.com for more information.
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 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. A Hard Choice: Stories behind Portsmouth’s collections of art and design. Showcasing the diversity of Portsmouth’s collections, Rosalinda 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 portsmouthcitymuseums.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. An exhibition telling the Royal Navy’s misunderstood story of the bloody Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 which was a major failure and caused over 200,000 Allied casualties with many deaths coming from disease. Admission free with valid ticket. Contact (023) 9272 7562 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. The Great Beauty (15). Wealthy playboy Jep should have been a great novelist, but after publishing just one book he has instead frittered his life away on parties and self-aggrandisement. On the morning after his outrageously decadent 65th birthday celebrations, he suddenly decides to go in search of some genuine meaning in life. Tickets £8, £6.50 concessions.
SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. 7.30pm. Play@The RMA. Presented by Nick Courtney. Live music from Smiley Campbell, Rumour, SKA dogs and more. Visit rmatavern.co.uk
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2SH. 2pm. Birdsong. In pre-war France, a young Englishman Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate and dangerous affair with the beautiful Isabelle Azaire that turns their world upside down. For tickets and more information visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk
WALKS & TALKS
HILSEA: Meet at Scott Road car park, off Military Road by The News Centre. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines walk. Uneven footpaths take you around Foxes Forest where there is an abundance of wildlife. New walkers to arrive early to register.