What’s on around the area today
COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club function room, Spur Road, PO6 3DY. Club-50 disco. Golden oldies and disco classics from the last six decades. With Denis Kaye. 7.30pm-11pm. All welcome. Admission £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk
HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road, Horndean. 2pm–4pm. Tea dance.With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50 which includes refreshments. (023) 9226 6177.
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.
EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10am-11.30am. Emsworth country market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments available.
FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10am-4.30pm. Hidden histories. Family activities include an archaeological dig site where you can help the team uncover artefacts from Fort Nelson’s Victorian past. Excavate and examine hidden objects to discover what life as a Victorian soldier was really like. Sessions start at 11am, 2pm and 3pm every day. Daily gun-firing at 1pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the session. Tickets £3.50, can be purchased on arrival at the visitors’ centre. Suitable for ages 3+. Visit royalarmouries.org
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.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30-9.45pm. Florence. The story of Florence Nightingale presented by Chester House Productions. Henry Bonham Carter, Florence’s cousin, tells the story of her life. Tickets £5. Telephone booking line (023) 9252 3463.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Nelson: A Sailor’s Story. One man show by actor Nicholas Collett depicting the 200 years that Nelson has stood patiently on his column in Trafalgar Square, watching the world and its many changes – both good and bad. Tickets £12.50, £11.25 concessions. Visit thespring.co.uk or contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information and bookings.
HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2-4pm. Teadance. With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50, includes refreshments. (023) 9226 6177.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 10am-3pm. Easter workshops. Work alongside artist and photographer Laura Fazackerley, looking at sculpture and taking part in a variety of activities leading to creating your own large-scale junk model sculptures in the gallery. Suitable for 11-15 year olds. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the museum. Social group for ex-service personnel and civilians to meet, chat and promote understanding about life in the services and life for civilians during times of conflict. For more information call (023) 9284 1762 or email email@example.com
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, PO1 3LJ. 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. Animal magic. Explore the myths and legends about animals at sea. Why was the pig a lucky symbol for sailors? Why was it unlucky for the crew to see sharks swimming next to their ship? What would happen if you killed an albatross? Learn more about these ancient myths and the power of animal magic. Make your own lucky animal charm to take home too. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Thursday chat and tea club. Come along for tea, cake and a warm welcome. Admission £18. Call (023) 9277 8080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 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 for more information.
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 for more information.
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: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Diversity: Exhibition. The next in a series of local artists to exhibit in the Guildhall Cafe is Carol Ellen Stickland. Carol is self-taught and explores and experiments with styles and media, ranging from Chinese brush and watercolour to mixed media with collage. Free admission. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.
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. Catch Me Daddy (15). Seventeen-year-old Pakistani girl Laila flees her strict home life to live with her white boyfriend, Aaron. Laila’s family enlist the help of family members and local white tough guys, the former driven by rage and the latter by cash, to find Laila and bring her back. Tickets £8, concessions £6.50. Contact 074350 29408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk for information.
PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. 7pm. Play@The RMA. Presented by Nick Courtney. Live music from Nicola Vaughan, Paul Dillon, Devin-Jade, Jimmi and the Jaffa Cakes and more. Admission free. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.30pm. 70 Girls 70. Musical performed by Hayling Musical Society. Contact (023) 9246 6363.