What’s on around the area today
HORNDEAN: Blendworth Church Centre. 7.30pm. Blendworth Brass Band. Presented by Horndean Parish Twinning Association. Tickets £5 which includes tea/coffee and homemade cakes. Tickets are available from Horndean Travel Ltd, Shambles or at the door on the night.
HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2–4pm. Tea dance. With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50, which includes refreshments. (023) 9226 6177.
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.
COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch club. Fresh homemade lunch and dessert with entertainment afterwards, which can include bingo, a quiz or a guest speaker. Admission £3.95. Call (023) 9261 7890 for information.
FAREHAM: Fareham Shopping Centre, 28 Thackeray Mall, PO16 0PQ. 7pm. High Time charity fashion show gala event. A showcase of this year’s spring/summer collections. Tickets £10, includes entertainment by Fareham College’s Purple Tree Production Company. Refreshments and raffle. Tickets available at hightimefashionshow.brownpaperticket.com
FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, off Clive Road. New age kurling. Admission £2.50 per session. Phone (023) 9278 0500 for more details.
FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, off Clive Road. Friendship club. A different activity each week. Admission £2.50 per session. Phone (023) 9278 0500.
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Thursday chat and tea club. Come along for tea, cake and a warm welcome. Admission £2. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
SOUTHSEA: St James Church hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singercise. Activity session for older people to improve fitness. Admission £2.50. 07754 528814.
COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. The paintings of Victoria Levy. Admission free. Cards by local artists on sale. Contact (023) 9238 7284.
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: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Pompey Prints. A rolling exhibition of prints which celebrate Portsmouth and Southsea as its subject, showcasing the work of artists who live locally. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.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: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Castle Road: Exhibition. This is the first exhibition in a new project partnership between The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Cultural Trust. Castle Road features photographs by BA (Hons) photography alumnus Dainius Šciuka, from the ‘Taste the Street’ series, 2013-14. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk
PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3JL. Tea and pencils. Matthew Anstee presents work from his on-going collection ‘Cinefilms’, a playful and imaginative rendering of some of his favourite iconic, and cult classic films. Visit no6cinema.co.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. The Theory Of Everything (12A). Eddie Redmayne portrays the life of Stephen Hawking, from his years as a postgraduate student in the ‘60s, to his married life and his battle with motorneurone disease. Tickets £8, concessions £6.50. Contact 074350 29408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk for information.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Film Society, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2 DJ. 7pm. IDA (12A). Drama about a young nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark secret dating from the years of the Nazi occupation. 2014, duration: 1 hr20 min. Tickets £6 or three films for £10. Contact 07528 808400 or visit portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk
PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. 7pm. Play@The RMA. Live music from Jasmin Dunn, Emma G, Ryan James, Lightrunner and more. Admission free. Visit rmatavern.co.uk
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.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, Havant, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Not Safe For Work. Play by Lucy Kirkwood, performed by Bench Theatre Company. Contact (023) 9247 2700.
PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road, PO1 3BS. 2pm and 7pm. The Jungle Book. Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. As part of the ‘Into the Woods Festival’, Groundlings Theatre will be transformed into a forest. No allocated seating is available, bring a cushion and sit amongst the forest fauna. Tickets £14, concessions £12, family ticket £42. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for more information.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2SH. 7.30pm. Jake & Elwood Blues Brothers Show. Soul, rhythm and blues show performing the hits of some of the biggest names in soul music. Including ‘Everybody Needs Somebody’, ‘Sweet Home Chicago’, ‘Soul Man’ and ‘Jailhouse Rock’. Tickets £13.50-£18. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk or contact (023) 9282 8282.
WALKS & TALKS
HILSEA: Meet at Scott Road car park, off Military Road by The News Centre. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines walk. Uneven footpaths take you around Foxes Forest where there is an abundance of wildlife. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Jack the Ripper. Author Rupert Matthews talks about the truth behind the lurid tales and horrific murders that horrified Victorian London and have fascinated the world since. Tickets £4. Contact (023) 9252 3463 for bookings or more information.
SOUTHSEA: College auditorium, St John’s College, Grove Road South, PO5 3QW. 4-5pm. Anne Powell. Anne has written widely on the first world war, including the role of women and on war poets. Organised by St John’s College Politics Society. Refreshments provided, no on-site parking available.