What’s on around the area today
SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, St. Helens Parade, Portsmouth, PO4 0RN. 1pm-4pm. Tea dance. Ballroom, sequence, Latin American and line dancing with Steve Kingsley. Call (023) 9273 1281 for more information. Admission £4.
WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, 10 Maurepas Way, situated on Asda car park. 7.45pm-10.15pm. W.A.C.A. sequence dance club. New members and visitors welcome, tuition included. Tea and biscuits available. Admission £3. Contact Michael on (023) 9271 0060.
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.
FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, off Clive Road.10am-midday. Circle of Friends arts and crafts group. Admission £3. Contact (023) 9278 0500 for more details.
HAVANT: Staunton Country Park, Middle Park Way, PO9 5HB. 10.30am-5.30pm. Bug Bonanza. Creepy crawlie themed crafts, activities and a chance to meet some of the park’s biggest bugs. Contact (023) 9245 3405 or visit hants.gov.uk/staunton for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Brick by brick. Lego activities including creating mini figures and towers. Admission £9.50, £8.50 concessions, £7.50 children. Contact (023) 9285 7520 or visit spinnakertower.co.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Stamshaw Community Centre, 69 Wilson Road. 10.15am-11.45am. Stamshaw kurlers.
PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Make your own Hatch the Mary Rose dog. Craft activity. Admission free with a valid dockyard ticket, suitable for ages 6 and over. Contact (023) 9298 6410 or visit historicdockyard.co.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Building, room EW 1.11, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ. 3pm. Traditional music from Sri Lanka. For more information, contact Director of Music, Colin Jagger on (023) 9284 3023 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks. Offering friendship, activities and speakers. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road, PO5 3QQ. 11am-midday & 3pm-4pm. Otter Day. Activities and stories for all ages from the Blue Reef Aquarium. Contact (023) 9268 8999 for more information.
SOUTHSEA: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade, PO4 9PX. 11am-4pm. Crafty Commandos. From the globe and laurel to the commando dagger, create and design your very own temporary tattoo linked to the history of the Royal Marines.
COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. The Alresford Monday painting group. 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: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354 for more information.
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 for more information.
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: 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. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Pie & Vinyl Poster Show: Gig Posters From Around The World. An exhibition of framed works of contemporary studios from all over the world: North, Central and South America, Europe and across the UK. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Illustrated - Neal Layton. Award winning, Southsea based illustrator Neal Layton will be displaying some of his original artworks from ‘Monster’, ‘Rover’ and ‘Howler’ by acclaimed author Michael Rosen, published by Bloomsbury. Admission free, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Rock Shots: The Portsmouth Music Experience Gallery. Exhibiting 50 years of music photography in Portsmouth and featuring photography by Bob Aylott, Oana Damir, Joe Watson, Kevin Purdy, Steve Whale, Nigel Grundy, Paul Windsor, Tom Langford, Terry Aldridge, Robbie Robertson and Hannah Mesquitta. Admission free, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk
CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2.45pm&7.45pm. The Rehearsal.The Count is planning an evening of amateur dramatics but it soon becomes clear that there will be as much passion and intrigue off stage as on. Tickets: £25-£30, 16-25s £8.50.
CHICHESTER: Westbourne House School, Coach Road, PO20 2BH. 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm. The Music Man. Musical performed by Caos Musical Productions. Visit ticketsource.co.uk/caoschichester for tickets.
PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road, PO1 3BS. 2pm & 7.30pm. Darling Buds Of May. Based on the book by H E Bates, this new 1950s rock musical follows the Larkin family. With script written by David Burton and music by Heather Uden. Tickets £14, concessions £12, family £42. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for bookings and information.
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Out of Focus. The Phoenix Players present a farce by Peter Gordon. Tickets £9, concessions available. Contact 08454 676462 or visit southseaboxoffice.co.uk
WALKS & TALKS
COPNOR: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins pond/Milton foreshore walk. Shorter, slower walk to Baffins Pond, ideal for buggies or wheelchairs or a longer, faster walk to Milton foreshore. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.
HAVANT: Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7pm. How the universe works. A lecture giving Frank Philpot’s understanding of the mechanism of space, mass, gravity, inertia, electrons, and many more subjects. Admission £10.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Old Portsmouth walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Natural History Museum, Cumberland House, Eastern Parade, PO4 9RF. 11am-2pm. Record breaking birds. Dawn Thompson from the RSPB talks about record breaking birds. Event for children of primary school age. Admission free.
SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Cafe, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.
Canoe lake/Southsea seafront walk.
Walk through the rose garden and rock garden, suitable for buggies and
wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.