What’s on for Tuesday, April 28, 2015

As You Like It, with Jessica Hayles centre. Picture by Keith Pattison

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CONCERTS

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street, PO16 0EL. 1.05-1.50pm. Lunchtime concert. Baroque Ad Hoc play music on harpsichord and recorders, with the odd surprise. Admission free. Retiring collection in aid of High Time appeal to restore tower and clock at Holy Trinity Church. Contact 01329 232688, or email office@htscf.org.uk

DANCING

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2, including tea and biscuit.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 10am-8pm. Living with dementia festival. Organised by the Chichester Cultural Learning Partnership. Events include craft workshops, interactive history sessions and a tea dance. Tickets must be booked in advance. Visit cft.org.uk/dementiafestival or contact the box office on 01243 781312.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10.30am-12.30pm. Guided tour of the gallery collections. A guide will give a general tour ot the Gallery, looking at key works from the collections, followed by refreshments in the studio.Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

HAVANT: Staunton Park Genealogy Centre, Havant Academy, Wakefords Way, PO9 5JD. 7.30pm-9pm. Staunton Park genealogy meeting. New members welcome. Visit stauntoninfo.co.uk for more details.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2pm. Science & Technology. John Miley will be talking about Britain’s energy. Admission £2. All welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church Hall, Battenburg Avenue. 7.30pm. Solent Male voice choir. Rehearsal evening. The choir is recruiting for new members. Call (023) 9246 0985 for more information about the group.

PORTSMOUTH: Howard Road Community Centre, PO2 9PR. 10.30am-12.30pm. Social group for the over 50s. For tea, cake and a warm welcome. Admission £2. Telephone (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. The paintings of Victoria Levy. Admission free. Cards by local artists on sale. Contact (023) 9238 7284.

FAREHAM: Health Centre/Library, West Street, Portchester. 9.30am-5pm, Saturday 9.30am-1pm. Portchester Past. An exhibition of photos of places and people. Organised by the Portchester Civic Society. Contact (023) 9238 2778.

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.

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: 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. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.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

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Castle Road: Exhibition. This is the first exhibition in a new project partnership between The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Cultural Trust. Castle Road features photographs by BA (Hons) photography alumnus Dainius Šciuka, from the Taste the Street series, 2013-14. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3JL. Tea and pencils. Matthew Anstee presents work from his on-going collection ‘Cinefilms’, a playful and imaginative rendering of some of his favourite iconic, and cult classic films. Visit no6cinema.co.uk for more information.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. Jamalaide@The RMA. Jam night. All performers and listeners welcome. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russels, Albert Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents. Live music from Olivia, Mr Clean, Alfie Horne and more.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7pm. Way Upstream. Four old friends, one cruising boat, two weeks off work, and the scenic River Orb. A play about friendship, love, desire and power. Tickets: £10, £25, £29, children £8.50, visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for more information.

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road, PO1 3BS. 2pm and 7pm. The Jungle Book. Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. As part of the Into the Woods Festival, Groundlings Theatre will be transformed into a forest. No allocated seating is available, bring a cushion and sit among the forest fauna. Tickets £14, concessions £12, family ticket £42. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s independence and wellbeing team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk. Take a break from work and join the walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteers, organised by Portsmouth’s independence and wellbeing team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.