What’s on around the area today
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 & biscuits. Contact Eileen on 07887 744419 for more information.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2, including tea and biscuit.
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. 10-11.30am. Emsworth Country Market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments available.
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. PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Book launch. June Hampson talks about her new book, the Munitions Girls, set in Priddy’s Hard. Tickets £3. Contact (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 for more information.
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 for non confident or vulnerable families. Call (023) 9283 2926 for more information or visit ctlib.org.uk
PORTSMOUTH: St. Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Midday. Mass and charity lunch. A light lunch, the money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. 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.
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 about the exhibition 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
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 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.uk 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 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.
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 FILMS
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Film Society, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. 6.30pm. A Surprise Film. The Society will be showing a surprise film for the finale of their first LGBT film festival. Tickets: £6 or three films for £10. Visit portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk for more details.
HAVANT: The Curlew, Petersfield Road, PO9 2HU. 8.30pm. Kerrioke. Kareoke with Kerry and Monkey. Admission free.
PORTSMOUTH: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8.30pm. Jim Walker. Rock n roll and more.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain Inn, The Green, PO9 6AB. Open mic night with Graham and Friends. 9pm-11pm. Contact: (023) 9307 2783.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, 147B Albert Road. 8pm. King Charles. A mix of classics and new material from the singer-songwriter. Tickets £12. Contact (023) 9286 3911 or visit wedgewood-rooms.co.uk for bookings and more information.
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.
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
WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore Walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.
PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime Walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.