What’s on around the area today
PORTSMOUTH: St. Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Royal Marine School of Music Concert.
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea-dance. Ballroom & sequence with
Brenda & W Sounds. Lunches available from midday. Admission £3. (023) 9242 5331.
SOUTHSEA: The Jolly Sailor, PO5 2EU. 8pm. Cuban Club. Learn five styles of latin dance to five styles of latin music. £4 admission with free introductory lesson.
FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane. 9am-midday. Stubbington Country Market. Freshly made cakes and dairy products. Hand-made crafts.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, Havant, PO9 1BS. 7.45pm. Poetry to herald the arrival of spring. A selection of poetry readings by Wendy Klein. Tickets £6, £5.40 concessions. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information.
HORNDEAN: Jubilee Hall, Catherington Lane. 7-10pm. Quiz. Presented by Horndean Parish Twinning Association. Optional supper. Admission to quiz £3.50, quiz and fish and chip supper £9. Bring your own drinks and glasses. All welcome. Tickets available at Shambles and Horndean Travel or call (023) 9259 4938.
MILTON:The Beddow Library, Milton Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Over 50’s Social Club Meeting. The chance to meet new people and chat over a cup of tea. £1.50 group subs. Call (023) 9268 8705.
NORTH END: North End Library, Gladys Avenue. 11am-midday. Tell a Fairytale Day. Activities and stories for under fives with their parent/carers. Contact (023) 9268 8144 or enquire at library for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Over 60’s Youth Club.
COPNOR: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road entrance. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Part of St Cuthbert’s centenary celebrations.
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. Contact (023) 9238 7284 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
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Beetles, bugs and minibeasts. Some of the dead beetles, bugs and minibeasts collected by artist and local resident Becky Dunn over the last 30 years. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, south corridor, ground floor. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Portraits. This exhibition shows highlights from a series of photographic portraits of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra players. Admission free. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.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.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. A Hard Choice - Stories behind Portsmouth’s Collections of Art and Design.
Curator Rosalinda Hardiman reveals the stories behind the objects and the hidden world of the curator. The exhibition will share her knowledge and joy in museum collections. Fine and decorative art will feature strongly. Admission free. Contact (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthmuseums.co.ukfor more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Building, Middle Street, PO1 2DJ. 9am-5pm. Illustrated Menagerie. Illustrations by University of Portsmouth students and alumni. Admission free. Visit port.ac.uk/space for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Here & There: Vulcan Building. An exhibition of work by members of Aspex artists’ associates. This show, spread across two sites, will feature the work of 16 artists, working in a diverse range of media, styles and scale. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Locally Made - Laura Bennett. An exhibition of work by Southsea jeweller Laura, inspired by nature and organic forms. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk for more information.
SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road, PO5 3QQ. 9.30am-5pm. Arthur and George Exhibition. A joint exhibition from The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at Portsmouth City Council and the forthcoming ITV production in which Martin Clunes plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Admission free. Contact (023) 9281 9311 or visit conandoylecollection.co.uk for information.
PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Big Eyes (PG). Directed by Tim Burton and starring Christopher Waltz and Amy Adams, this film portrays the story of artist Margaret, whose husband Walter Keane portrayed her work as his own for many years. 106 mins. Adult tickets £8, £6.50 for students and seniors. Call 074 502 9408 for bookings and more information.
CLANFIELD: Rising Sun. 9pm. Rustyn George Band.
EMSWORTH: Railway Inn, 95 North Street, PO10 7PQ. Hot Fuzz. Live music.
HAVANT: The Curlew, Petersfield Road, PO9 2HU. Jammers. Four piece performing music from the 60’s to the present day.
PORTSMOUTH: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8.30pm. The Jack Daniels Band. Smooth and sophisticated jazz.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. Pond Life. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain Inn, The Green, PO9 6AB. Five by Five. 9pm-11pm. Contact: (023) 9307 2783.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Power of Three. Electric blues trio.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, Havant, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Love and Information. Play by Caryl Churchill, presented by the Bench Theatre Company. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Hairspray. Musical by Marc Shaiman, presented by the Portsmouth Players. For bookings and more information contact (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk