What’s on around the area today
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Tasmin’s Mendelssohn. Tasmin Little joins Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to play Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. Tickets: £14.75-£29.50. To book contact 0844 453 9028 or visit bsolive.co.uk
HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2-4pm. Tea Dance. With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50 which includes refreshments. (023)9226 6177.
PORTSMOUTH: Leigh Park Community Hall, PO9 5BG. Tea Dance. Admission £3, including tea and biscuits. Contact Eileen on 07887 744419 for more information.
COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club.
Fresh homemade lunch and dessert. Entertainment afterwards, which can include bingo, a quiz or a guest speaker. Admission £3.95. Contact (023) 9261 7890 for more information.
EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10am-11.30am. Country market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts.
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 Group. A different activity each week. Admission £2.50 per session. Phone (023) 9278 0500 for more details.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. So, You Think You Know Gosport? Quiz based on Gosport past and present. Tickets £2 each, teams no more than six. Booking line (023) 9252 3463.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 4pm-5pm. Havant Drama Group. Led by theatre professionals from Chichester Festival Theatre, for children in school years four to seven (between the ages of eight and 12). £35 per term. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk
NORTH END: The Learning Place, Derby Road. 10am-12pm. Social Group Meeting. Offering friendship and activities. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705.
PORTSMOUTH: The Lodge, Anchorage Park, Sywell Crescent. 9.30–11.30am. Connor’s Toy Libraries. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Includes a healthy snack. Admission £2 per family per week. Outreach support provided or non confident or vulnerable families.
Call (023) 9283 2926 for more information or visit ctlib.org.uk
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12noon. Thursday Chat and Tea Club. Come along for tea, cake and a warm welcome. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
WATERLOOVILLE: St. George’s Church Hall, St. George’s Walk. 9.30-11.30am. St George’s Market. Homemade cakes, preserves, cards, craft, jewellery, eggs and plants. Tea and coffee are available.
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.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, PO16 7DX. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9.30am-11.30am. Layers - Tina Gardiner. A collection of work exploring the use of layering dye, paints and stitchery. Tina is inspired by surrounding landscapes. Contact 01329 223100 or visit ashcroft.org.uk for more information.
FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. Light Fever. Photographic exhibition by 16 teenagers from the Portsmouth Autism Support Network. The teenagers have worked with digital artists Butterfly FX to produce this exhibition using light graffiti photographic techniques. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Youth Open Art Competition and Exhibition. The Gallery is inviting all young artists to submit original artwork in any medium for selection for the exhibition and a prize. Free admission. Call (023) 9252 3463 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. 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. 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. 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
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: 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.
PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Unbroken (PG). Adult tickets £8, £6.50 for students and seniors. Call 074502 9408 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Film Society, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. 7pm. Before Stonewall (15). A look at the American acknowledgment of homosexuals in the decades before a historical flashpoint in 1969, the year the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village was stormed by police resulting in two days of rioting. Duration: 1hr 27 mins. Tickets: £6, £4 concessions or three films for £10. Visit portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk for any further details.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. 7pm. Play@The RMA. Presented by Nick Courtney with music from Nicola Vaughan, Unity, LST and more. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for more details.
COSHAM: St Philip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, PO6 2TL. 7.45pm. Searching for Doctor Branovic. Comedy by David Tristam, presented by The Highbury Players. Contact (023) 9238 9359 for more information.
EASTLEIGH: The Point, Leigh Road, SO50 9DE. 7.30pm. Safe. Presented by ZoieLogic Dance Theatre, five male performers recreate the world of the 1930 construction workers who erected the Empire State Building. Tickets £12, concessions £10, schools £8. Visit thepointeastleigh.co.uk for more information or to book call 02380 652333.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, Southampton, SO30 4EJ. 6pm. Hamdram 2015. A drama event where schools all over Hampshire compete for the Hamdram trophy. Tickets £8, £6 concessions. Visit whiterabbittheatre.co.uk for more information.