What’s on around the area today
HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Hall, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5BG). 2pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £3 (inc tea/biscuits). 07950 730 274.
HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea dance with sequence and ballroom dancing.Admission: £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.
COSHAM: Oasis Wellness Centre, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Wellbeing Workshops. Includes the art of mindul living, laughter yoga, understanding resilience and practising relaxation. (023) 9281 4875.
COSHAM: Drayton United Church, Havant Road. 2pm. Flower Arranging Workshop. Run by Cosham and District Floral Society. Admission: £5.
EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10am-11.30am. Country market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts.
PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. Yoga vinyasa at 9.30am. Twerking at 10.30am. Jiggy wrigglers at 10.15am. Work club at 2pm. Freestyle disco 4pm. Pole dance at 6.30pm. Ballroom dancing at 8.30pm. (023) 9288 2550.
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.
WATERLOOVILLE: St George;s Church Hall, St George’s Walk. 9.30am-11.30am. Church market. Includes cards, craft jewellery, cakes, preserves and plants.
COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Maureen Moss, June Bryant and Joyce Wood.
GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join Sammy Sardine and discover why submariners were smelly, why their food was ghastly, and as for their toilets... Free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert of drawings in Biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.
PORTSMOUTH: Space, University of Portsmouth Eldon Building West, Winston Churchill Avenue. 9am-5pm. A Story of Revolutions. Exhibition from Patrick Altes on the exploration of diaspora and identity. port.ac.uk/space.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Racing to War: The Royal Navy and 1914. Exhibition that examines the dramatic opening of the navy’s war and the story of the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket.(023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Platform 2014. Selection of works from graduates. Also Panic Of The Human Fancy by Joanne Hummel-Newell. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Screening Theatre, University of Portsmouth Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. 7pm. Shorts: Cuts 2014. The latest set of the best local short films from local filmmakers. Organised by the Portsmouth Film Society Admission: £5. portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Finding Fela! (15). Admission: £8 adults, £6.50 children. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Joe Brown. Rock n roll singer. Admission: £25. 01329 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. Shane Filan. Ex-member of Westlife’s solo tour. Admission: £28.60. 08448 472 362, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: The Cellars at Eastney, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Dave Giles. Admission: £8 advance, £10 on the door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night.
SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents. Live music event showcasing Alex Higgins, Martin Coyne, Junkstar-Baby and The Deadscene Revival. Live broadcasting at thursdaymusic.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Bury Tomorrow. Admission: £11. (023) 9286 3911, wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.
CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Gypsy. Rose Hovick has big plans for her two young daughters who are subjected to the spotlight from an early age.Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm and 7.45pm. Taken At Midnight. Theatre drama that explores a mother’s struggle and her son’s resistance during the Nazi movement. Tickets: £24-£40. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. William Shakespeare’s Timonthy of ACME. Rarely-presented work from William Shakespeare performed by The Lord Chamberpot’s Men. Admission: £10. 01329 223100.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 8pm. That Is All You Need To Know. Portrayal of the grounds and the people who worked at Bletchley Park in the Second World War. Admission: £12.50, concession available. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road. 7.45pm. The 39 Steps. Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan. Performed by the Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission: £8. hayling-dramatics.hampshire.org.uk.
PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 8pm. The Signalman. A one-act play based on the Charles Dickens’s ghost story. Admission: £9, concession available. Call (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for information.
WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. Myths and Mysteries of the First World War. Rupert Matthews talks about government records and what really went on. Admission: £4. Booking is required. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.
HILSEA: meet at Hilsea Lido. 2.30pm. Hilsea Lines Guided Walk. Admission: £3. Tickets to be bought from the Visitor Information Centre at the D-Day Museum or Portsmouth Museum.
PORTSEA: John Pounds Centre, Off Queen Street. 2pm. Slow short walk to Victoria Park. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral Club, Cathedral House, St Thomas’s Street. 2.45pm. Desert island Discs. Talk by Canon Peter Leonard. Admission: 50p for tea and biscuits.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park. 2pm. A 2.5 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are an independent walking group. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: John Pounds Centre, Queen Street. 6.30pm. Dinning Differently – A Vegetarian Meal Cooked by FoodCycle Volunteers. Talk from Ruth Valerio. Admission: £8. (023) 9225 0267.
SOUTHSEA: Meet atSouthsea CC, St Paul’s Road. 10.30am. A 2.5 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are an independent walking group. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.