What’s on around the area today
COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. The Royal Marines Association Jazz Quartet. All welcome. Admission for non-members £5. Contact (023) 9237 6313 for more information.
HAYLING ISLAND: Royal British Legion, PO11 9ES. 8pm. Salsa school.Group dances and more. Admission £6.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield community centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2 including tea and biscuit.
BISHOP’S WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street. 7.45pm. Meon Valley Locomotive Society meeting. Chairman’s night - Barry Eagles will present ‘Back to my Routes’, a talk illustrated with colour slides of trains from his extensive archive collection. New members and guests, with a £2 donation, welcome.
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.
COSHAM: Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Lee. 7.30pm. Lee-on-the-Solent art group meeting. Professional artist Marilyn Alliss will give a demonstration of ‘people in watercolour’. Admission £3. For further information contact (023) 9255 0581 or visit lee-on-the-solent-artgroup.yolasite.com
PORTSMOUTH: Staunton Park Genealogy Centre, Havant Academy, Wakefords Way, PO9 5JD. 7.30-9pm. Staunton Park genealogy group meeting. New members welcome. Visit stauntoninfo.co.uk for more details.
PORTSMOUTH: 63 Howard Road, PO2 9PR. 10.30am-12.30pm. Social group for the over 50s. For tea, cake and a warm welcome. Admission £2. Telephone (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Walk, PO1 2DX. 2pm. Ripples of Remembrance. Exploring ways in which Portsmouth people chose to have their loved ones remembered after the Great War 1914-1918. A ‘virtual walk’ around Portsmouth with Ruth Ross. Bookings can be made at any Portsmouth Library, tickets free, limited to 25.
PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church Hall, Battenburg Avenue. 7.30pm. Solent Male voice choir. Rehearsal evening. The choir is recruiting for new members. Call (023) 9246 0985 for more information.
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
SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russells, Albert Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney Presents. Live music from Hanna Doswell, Ade Cull, Devin-Jade, Paul Dillon and more.
CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. Way Upstream. Four old friends, one cruising boat, two weeks off work, and the scenic River Orb. A play about friendship, love, desire and power. Tickets: £10, £25, £29, children £8.50.
CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. The Rehearsal - preview.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.
PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road, PO1 3BS. 7.30pm. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius, but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia. When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. As part of the ‘Into the Woods Festival’, Groundlings Theatre will be transformed into a forest. Non allocated seating is available or bring a cushion and sit amongst the forest fauna. Tickets £14, concessions £12, family £42. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.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.