What’s on around the area today
COSHAM: Highbury College, Tudor Crescent. 1pm-4pm. Information day. Find out about courses starting in January. Subjects include automotive, hospitality and catering, exercise, AAT, construction, marine, fabrication and welding, media and journalism. Visit highbury.ac.uk for more information.
COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street, PO6 3AP. 6pm-7.15pm and 7.30pm-8:45pm. Ladies that Punch. A self-defence class for women. Open to all women regardless of fitness levels or age. Call 07934 272 829 or visit ladiesthatpunch.co.uk for more information.
PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church, Castle Street. 7.30pm. Portchester Society Meeting. Topic for discussion will be The Plague: 1000BC to 2000AD by Dr Tim Mason. Guests and visitors welcome. £1 per head donation appreciated.
PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church Hall, Battenburg Avenue. 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Rehearsal evening. Call (023) 9282 9214 for more information about the group.
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 have read, to receive a virtual badge and secret video as a reward. Register interest with Beddow Library staff. Call (023) 9268 8144 for any further information.
SOUTHSEA: St Jude’s Church, Kent Road. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. Make friends and try activities including printing and crafting. Admission: £2. For more information call (023) 9268 8705.
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 further information.
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. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.
FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am – 4pm. Inspired By...Facing-Recovering. This exhibition explores the complex issues injured soldiers face in their transition from military to civilian life. Through drawing, video and words a number of soldiers and veterans share their personal stories and experience of injury and post-traumatic stress disorder in what one veteran described as closure in ‘graphical evidence’. Suitable for over 16’s. Admission free. Call 0113 220 1888 for further 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.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War.. No Place LikePompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Call (023) 9282 7261 or visit portsmouthmuseums.co.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Lines of Best Fit. Features existing artworks and two site specific drawings; created especially for the Aspex Guildhall space. Both artists have reacted within the limitations set by the space while continuing to expand the definition of ‘drawing’ within their current modes of practice. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/your-visit/aspexguildhall for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Portraits. This exhibition shows highlights from a series of photographic portraits of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra players. Admission free. For any further information, why not go online and visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk
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’. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk
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 go online and visit portsmouthguildhall.org.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, for further information about this event, go online and visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Craft Emergency 2014. Craft Emergency winner, Malene Hartmann Rassmussen, will be displaying her work alongside 12 other artists from across the globe. For any further information call (023) 9277 8080 or go online and visit aspex.org.uk
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. South Central Group Exhibition. Aspex’s new open submission group exhibition, which seeks to highlight the work of emerging visual artists working in any media in the South of England. A winner will be chosen from this shortlist, who will then be supported by the team at aspex to produce a solo exhibition. Go online and visit aspex.org.uk for any further information.
SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Lounge@The RMA. Go online and visit rmatavern.co.uk for any further information.
SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. 7pm-11pm. Nick Courtney Presents. Music from Ayse Nichelle, Watch Out For The Smoke, Sasha Matthissen and more. Admission free.
CHICHESTER. Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. Moscow City Ballet - Giselle. About a peasant girl named Giselle who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another. The Wilis, a group of supernatural women who dance men to death, summon Giselle from her grave. Admission: £14-£35. Call 01243 781312 or go online and visit cft.org.uk for any further information or to book tickets.
WALKS and TALKS
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. For further information about the range of walks organised, or becoming a walk leader, call (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. For further information about the range of walks organised, or becoming a walk leader, call (023) 9268 8390.