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.
GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Rd, Alverstoke. 7.30-9.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters Demonstration Evening. Admission £3.50 to non members. New members welcome. For more information contact Alison Jenkins on 01329 663087.
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
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 Nicholas Church Hall, Battenburg Avenue. 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Rehearsal evening. (023) 9246 0985. New members welcome.
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 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 Val Carter, June Cousins and Michael Taylor. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, PO16 7DX. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9.30am-11.30am. Layers - Tina Gardiner. A collection of work exploring the use of layering dye, paints and stitchery. Tina is inspired by surrounding landscapes. Contact 01329 223100 or visit ashcroft.org.uk for more information.
FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. Light Fever. Photographic exhibition by 16 teenagers from the Portsmouth Autism Support Network. The teenagers have worked with digital artists Butterfly FX to produce this exhibition using light graffiti photographic techniques. Go to royalarmouries.org for more information.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Youth Open Art Competition and Exhibition. The Gallery is inviting all young artists to submit original artwork in any medium for selection for the exhibition and a prize. Free admission. Call (023) 9252 3463 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. 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
PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An Artist at Sea On board 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: 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.
COSHAM: St Philip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, PO6 2TL. 7.45pm. Searching for Doctor Branovic. Comedy by David Tristam, presented by The Highbury Players. Contact (023) 9238 9359 for more information.
WALKS & TALKS
BISHOP’S WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street. 7.45pm. Ramblings of a Railwayman. Illustrated talk by ex-driver Geoff Burch. Organised by Meon Valley Locomotive Society. New members and guests with a £2 donation are welcome.
PORTSMOUTH: meet 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.