What’s on around the area today
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.
FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 6.30pm-9.30pm. Museums at night: unseen and underground. Visitors will be given exclusive access to some of the unseen and underground areas of Fort Nelson, beginning with a guided tour of the West Tunnel and West Demi Caponier, before a visit to the Officers’ Mess in the Redan for a glass of Madeira wine and a slice of Madeira cake. Wear sensible footwear. Tour times 6.30pm and 8pm. Tickets £15 adults and £10 under 16s, book by calling 01329 233734 or by visiting the Fort Nelson visitor centre.
GOSPORT: SEARCH Museum, Local & Naval Studies Centre, High Street, PO12 1NS. 7pm-9pm. Handbags & Gladrags. A retro-themed evening with 1940s to 1970s ‘great night out’ vintage collections on display, plus a quiz, music and refreshments. Tickets £5. For bookings and more information contact(023) 9252 3463.
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: Portsmouth Guildhall. 6.45pm. Beer festival. With music from Peach and the New Beats, Strumpet Town and Elasticated Waste Band. Tickets available at portsmouthbeerfestival.wordpress.com/tickets
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: 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 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 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Rock Shots. An exhibition celebrating 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. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. The Falling (15). Lydia and Abbie are best friends at a strict English girls’ school in the late 1960s. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved. Tickets £8, concessions £6.50. Contact 074350 29408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk for information.
FAREHAM: Boarhunt Blues Club, Trampers Lane, near Wickham, PO17 6DD. Alex Mckown band. Tickets £12.50.
HAVANT: The Curlew. 9pm. GlitterBugz. Live music.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. The Paparazzi. Live music from an indie/rock covers band.
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.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.
HILSEA: The Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido. 7.30pm. Steaming. One Off Productions presents a bawdy comedy by Nell Dunn, set in a women’s sauna. The play contains strong language and some nudity. Contact email@example.com or (023) 9259 7877.
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.
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
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.