What’s on around the area today
PORTSMOUTH: The Cellars at Eastney, 56 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7.30pm. Terry Reid. An evening of live music from British rock and soul artist Terry Reid. Tickets £18. Contact (023) 9282 6249 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda & W Sounds. Admission £3. Contact (023) 9242 5331.
SOUTHSEA: The Jolly Sailor, PO5 2EU. 8pm. Cuban club. Five styles of latin dance to five styles of latin music. Admission £4, including free introductory lesson.
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.
PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road, Paulsgrove, PO6 3PY. 10.30am-12.30pm. Over 60s youth club.
PORTSMOUTH: Paulsgrove Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2pm-4pm. Paulsgrove Friendship Club. Tea, cake and great conversation. Admission £2. Contact (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10.30am-midday. Cabin Club for mini explorers. Naval-themed craft, songs, stories, soft play and water play in the cabin family area, in the Victory Gallery. Admission free, drop in activity for toddlers and their accompanying adults, no ticket required. Contact (023) 9298 6410 for more information.
SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PA. 6pm-late. Southsea Castle champagne bar. An evening of champagne, prosecco, live bands and DJs. Book to avoid disappointment. Contact 07833 015 457 for information and bookings.
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: The Arts Lodge, Victoria Park, Anglesea Road, PO1 3HJ. 10am-5pm. David Sinclair - Jazz Photographs. A range of intimate pictures of some of the most famous jazz musicians in the world. Admission free. Contact (023) 9287 0880 or visit artandsoultraders.com for more information.
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
PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. Force Majeure (15). Reflects on the tenuous bonds that keep well-heeled couple Tomas and Ebba and their two children functioning as an apparently loving, cohesive family unit. Tickets £8, concessions £6.50. Contact 074350 29408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk for information.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Trevor John. Rock/pop covers band.
SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. Non stop ‘70s and ‘80s.
CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 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.
PORTSMOUTH: Players Studio Theatre, Milton Park, Milton Road. 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm. The Vicar Of Dibley. Presented by The Portsmouth Players. Tickets £10. Contact (023) 9237 0501.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Stage Door, 78 West Marlands Road, SO14 7FW. 8pm and 3pm matinee. Greenday’s American Idiot. A Broadway musical. Tickets £14.50-£16.50. Visit speakeasysoton.co.uk or contact (023) 8071 0648.
WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. 2pm-3pm. Portsmouth’s Temperance Ladies: Sarah Robinson - the Soldiers’ Friend and Agnes Weston - the Sailors’ Friend. Talk by Ros Black, author and speaker with a special interest in social and women’s history. Her new book ‘Scandal, Salvation and Suffrage - The amazing women of the Temperance Movement’ features forgotten stories of real women who, at a time when they had no vote, still made their voices heard and their actions count. Admission £3, bookings can be made at any Portsmouth library. Contact (023) 9268 8046.
SOUTHSEA: Meet at The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3ST. 10.30am. Seafront walk . Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.