What’s on around the area today.
TITCHFIELD: Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 including tea and biscuit.
PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road. 9.30am-6pm. Christmas Mini Challenge. A challenge for children to read any three library books between 12 December 2014 and 6 January 2015. To take part children need to update their profile page on the summer reading challenge website with the three books they heave read, to receive a virtual badge and secret video as a reward. Register interest with Beddow Library staff. Call (023) 9268 8144 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: The Drayton Centre, Havant Road, PO6 1PA. 10am-2pm. Micro Chipping. The Dogs Trust will be offering free micro chipping for dogs.
PORTSMOUTH: The Somerstown Central, River Street. 10.15am-11.45am. New Age Kurling. For ages 50+, no ice and no need to book. Beginners welcome. Admission £2. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church Hall, Battenburg Avenue. 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Rehearsal evening. Call (023) 9282 9214 for more information.
SOUTHSEA: The White Horse, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors Social Group. A chance to chat and meet new people. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Belinda and David Johnson.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm Mon to Sat. The Artists Rifles. Exhibition showcasing the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Free admission, closed Suns and Bank Holidays. For more information visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery
GOSPORT: Driftwood Studio /Gallery in North Meadow , Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane ,PO14 1BP. Mon-Fri 10am, Sun 11am. Open Studio Exhibition. Marine watercolours , seachart paintings and ships in bottles. For full details visit colinmbaxter.co.uk
PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Building, Middle Street, PO1 2DJ. 9am-5pm. Design Thinking in Practice. A design technology exhibition by final year BSc (Hons) Digital Media students. Students from the School of Creative Technologies are being supported and mentored by IBM designers whilst responding to the brief to create an app to support parents who have adopted a child. The project was given an IBM ‘Design in the Community’ Award. Admission free. Visit port.ac.uk/space 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 Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Seven Ages Of Woman, Photography Exhibition by UoP Graduate Tyran Hawthorn. A series of seven photographs, showing the ageing process over time, linked by Tyran to Shakespeare’s ‘Seven Ages of Man’ from ‘As You Like It’. Admission free.
PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum Of The Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An Artist at Sea Onboard 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: 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 Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. Call (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthmuseums.co.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8.30am-5.30pm. Kroma: Kate Bishop Exhibition. Illustrations from Kroma’s collection of prints created for the home, inspired by Scandinavian
living, food and lifestyle as well as Kate’s love of colour. The collection includes both current and past ranges as well as digital and original pieces of artwork. Admission free. For more information visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk
FAREHAM: The Golden Lion, High Street, Southwick, PO17 6EB. 8.15pm-11pm. The Delta Syncopators. An evening of music from a traditional jazz band. Admission free. Call (023) 9221 0437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: The Eastney Cellars, 56 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7.30pm. Portsmouth College 2014 Showcase. Students will be covering a wide genre of music from over the decades. Tickets are on sale at Portsmouth College from student services. Tickets: £5. Call (023) 9266 7521 for more information.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: Fountain Inn, The Green, 8.30pm-11pm. Open mic night with Nigel and friends. Free admission. Contact (023) 9307 2783 for more information.
SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. Nick Courtney Presents Live Music. Music from Tim Cheatle, Lennon Taylor, Matt Tarrant, Lewis Bennett, Rumour and Slick Minded Individuals. Admission free.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 1pm and 6.30pm. Panto: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. Admission: 1pm is school performance - children £8, teachers free, all others £12. For 6.30pm: children and over 60’s £17.25; adults £18.50. Call 01329 231942 or visit fernehamhall.co.uk for more information.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Murders on the Orient Express are Announced - a murder-mystery dinner by Nick Scovell. Admission: £34 with a three-course dinner.Visit fernehamhall.co.uk or contact 01329 231 942 for more information.
PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 7pm. Cinderella. Family panto performed by a cast of professionals as well as local children. Adult tickets £16, concessions £12, children £10, family £42. Concessions available. Call (023) 9273 7370 for bookings and more information.
PORTSMOUTH: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 10.30am. Aladdin. Antony Costa and Jade Ellis star in this family panto. Tickets from £18.50 to £25.50. Call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for bookings or more information.
WALKS & TALKS
BUCKLAND: 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 City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.
COSHAM: The Link, Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road, PO6 2QZ. 2pm. Talk. Dolphins & Other Marine Mammals by Jenny Watkins, hosted by Portsmouth Osteoporosis Support Group. Admission £2. For more information call (023) 9281 1209 or visit nos.org.ukportsmouth.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 11am. Guildhall Tour. Led by a concierge, the tour takes a closer look into the history of the Guildhall and the events and occurrences which have made it the building that it is today. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Admission free.
PORTSMOUTH: British Rail Social Club, Selbourne Terrace, Fratton. 7.30pm for 8pm start. Members’ Slides Evening. With mince pies. Organised by the Portsmouth Regional Group Of The Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: by £2 donation. Contact (023) 9267 1251 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime Walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762 for more information.