What’s on for Thursday, March 12, 2015

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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

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road, PO6 3DY. 7.30-11pm. Club-50 disco. Golden oldies and disco classics from the last six decades with Denis Kaye. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk

EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10-11.30am. Emsworth country market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments available.

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.

GOSPORT: 9 Tukes Avenue, Bridgemary, PO13 0SA. 11am-3pm. Charity sale. Fundraiser for The Brain Tumour Charity and Action For Children. Raffle, preserves, books and more.

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-12pm. Social group meeting. Offering friendship and activities. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more information.

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. Contact (023) 9284 1762 or visit iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Lodge, Anchorage Park, Sywell Crescent. 9.30 – 11.30am. Connor’s toy libraries. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Includes a healthy snack. Admission £2 per family per week. Outreach support provided for non confident or vulnerable families. Call (023) 9283 2926 for more information or visit ctlib.org.uk

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12noon. Thursday chat and tea club. Come along for tea, cake and a warm welcome. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.

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

GOSPORT: Gallery@Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Haslar Hospital – The Splendour and Decline. With the Haslar building currently awaiting renovation, Philip Woolway ARPS photographically captures it in its current state. Admission free.

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

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Beetles, bugs and minibeasts. Some of the dead beetles, bugs and minibeasts collected by artist and local resident Becky Dunn over the last 30 years. 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, 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.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road, PO5 3QQ. 9.30am-5pm. Arthur and George Exhibition. A joint exhibition from The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at Portsmouth City Council and the forthcoming ITV production in which Martin Clunes plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Admission free. Contact (023) 9281 9311 or visit conandoylecollection.co.uk FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ. 7pm. Golden Dream (12). Director Diego Quemada-Diez follows the fortunes of four Guatemalan teenagers on a dangerous journey across the Mexican border into America. Travelling through Mexico, they face extraordinary danger in the quest to attain the golden dream of a life in the United States. 1hr42mins. Tickets £6. Contact 07528 808400 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6 Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. Whiplash. Damien Chazelle’s second theatrical feature centres on the relationship between Andrew, an aspiring jazz drummer, and Fletcher, his ultra-demanding teacher. Tickets £8, £6.50 concessions. Contact 074350 29408.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Wedgewood Rooms, 147B Albert Road, Southsea, PO4 0JW. 8pm. Faustus. Live music from the popular folk band. Tickets £13.50. Call (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The Fat Fox, Albert Road. Live music. Eagle & Weeks, Skin For A Canvas, Ollie Goodwin, Me And Him, Roy Peplow. Admission £3.

STAGE

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 8pm. Hedda Gabbler. Returning from her honeymoon and already bored with her marriage, Hedda finds herself caught between the brilliant but dissolute Eilert Loevborg and the clutches of the predatory Judge Brack. Adult tickets £10, concessions £8. Performed by Award Winning Groundlings Adult Drama School. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for information.