What’s on around the area today
HAYLING ISLAND: Royal British Legion, PO11 9ES. 8pm. Salsa. Learn beginners and extended beginners salsa, with group dances. Admission £6.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2, including tea and biscuit.
CLANFIELD: Petersgate School, Green Lane, PO8 0JU. 7.30-9.30pm. Clanfield Gardening Club monthly meeting. Local broadcaster Brian Kidd will talk about My Early Days in Horticulture. Visitors welcome. For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact (023) 9259 2836.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 5.30pm-7pm. Fashion School. Children between the ages of 10 and 16 can create fashion accessories and garmants, working towards a fashion catwalk in July 2015. £60 per term. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk
HAVANT: Staunton Park Genealogy Centre, Havant Academy, Wakefords Way, PO9 5JD. 7.30-9pm. Genealogy group meeting. New members welcome. Visit stauntoninfo.co.uk for more details.
PORTSMOUTH: The Hillside & Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road, Paulsgrove. 9.30 – 11.30 am. 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
PORTSMOUTH: Howard Road Community Centre, Hilsea. 10.30am-12.30pm. Social Group for the over 50’s. Tea, cake and a warm welcome. £2 per week. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
PORTSMOUTH: St Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road. 2.30-4.30pm. Places and Journeys in Martin Chuzzlewit. Dickins Fellowship meeting with a talk by Dr. Tony Williams. All welcome. Admission free for members, £1 for non members. For further information phone Geoffrey Christopher on (023) 9266 4205.
PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church Hall, Battenburg Avenue. 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Rehearsal evening. The choir is recruiting for new members. Call (023) 9259 3902 for more information.
SOUTHSEA: The White Horse, Southsea Terrace. 2-4pm. Southsea Seniors Social Group Meeting. A chance to chat and meet new people. Contact (023) 9268 8705.
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 for more information.
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 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. Wendy’s work is inspired by her love of nature and Jill’s designs are influenced by the simple shapes and clarity of form of the cultures of Ancient Egypt and prehistoric Britain. 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
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. A Hard Choice - Stories behind Portsmouth’s Collections of Art and Design. Curator Rosalinda Hardiman 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. Admission free. Contact (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthmuseums.co.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
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. The Woman In Black. Stage adaptation of the supernatural thriller. Contact (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for bookings and information.
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 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’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.