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.
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.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 4.15pm (for families) and 7.30pm (for adults and older children). The Dark Arts Show. Master Storyteller, The Travelling Talesman, presents tales of witches, wizards, spells and enchantment. Tickets £5. 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 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the Museum. Talk for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote the life in the service especially during conflict. (023) 9284 1762, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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. 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. 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: 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: 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: 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 about the exhibition.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Film Society, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. 7pm. Stranger By The Lake (18). Frank spends summer days searching for companionship at a popular cruising spot on the shores of a lake in rural France. He meets an attractive yet darkly mysterious man and falls in love, but the plot soon takes a sinister twist. Introduced by Dr Páraic Finnerty, reader in English and American Literature and Deputy Director of the Centre for Studies in Literature at the University of Portsmouth. Duration: 1hr37 mins. Tickets: £6, £4 concessions or three films for £10. Visit portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk for more details.
PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Open Bethlehem (U). Director Leila Sansour returned with a camera and small crew to her hometown of Bethlehem and was shocked and saddened by what she found. Adult tickets £8, £6.50 for students and seniors. Call 074 3502 9408 for more.
SOUTHSEA: 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm. Play@The RMA. Presented by Nick Courtney. Live music from Nicola Vaughan, Unity, LST and more. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 8pm. Elizabeth I: Virgin On The Ridiculous. Howard Coggins and Stuart McLoughlin perform live music, silly songs, smutty shenanigans, perfunctory props and historical horseplay. Adult tickets £12.50, £11.25 concessions. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk
WALKS & TALKS
FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, Clive Road, PO1 5JJ. 7pm. Talk: World Vision in Bolivia – making a difference on 75p per day. The talk will be led by Sue Tinney. Visit spanishportsmouth.org.uk for more details.