What’s on around the area today
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Great Beginnings. Pianist and winner of the prestigious Moscow International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1970, John Lill, performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.2 with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: £14.75-£29.50. For bookings contact 0844 847 2362 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk
HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road, Horndean. 2.00pm-4.00pm. Teadance. With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50, includes refreshments. (023)9226 6177.
COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club.
Fresh home-made 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: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Royal Marine School Of Music Concert.
GUNWHARF: Grosvenor Casino, PO1 3TZ. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Singles Night. Admission: £25.
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
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.15pm. Book Group. A chance to discuss a novel in a relaxed and informal environment. This month is How To Be Both by Ali Smith. Admission: £5 including a glass of wine or soft drink. Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk for more information.
PORTSEA: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. Midday. Charity Lunch. Light lunch, the money raised will be used to support a charity.
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. Call (023) 9284 1762 or visit email@example.com for more information.
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Over-50s social club. Make friends and try activities including printing and crafting. Cost: £2. For more information call (023) 9268 8705.
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.
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. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.
FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am – 4pm. Inspired By...Facing-Recovering. This exhibition explores the complex issues injured soldiers face in their transition from military to civilian life. Through drawing, video and words a number of soldiers and veterans share their personal stories and experience of injury and post-traumatic stress disorder in what one veteran described as closure in ‘graphical evidence’. Suitable for over 16’s. Admission free. Call 0113 220 1888 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. 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: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. South Central Group Exhibition. Aspex’s new open submission group exhibition, which seeks to highlight the work of emerging visual artists working in any media in the South of England. A winner will be chosen from this shortlist, who will then be supported by the team at Aspex to produce a solo exhibition. Visit aspex.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. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk
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. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk
PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Building, Middle Street, PO1 2DJ. 9am-5pm. Design Thinking In Practice. A design technology exhibition by final year BSc (Hons) Digital Media students. Students from the School of Creative Technologies are being supported and mentored by IBM designers whilst responding to the brief to create an app to support parents who have adopted a child. The project was given an IBM ‘Design in the Community’ award. Admission free. Visit port.ac.uk/space 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. Call (023) 9272 7582 for more information about the exhibition.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, south corridor, ground floor. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. 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-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Lines Of Best Fit. Features existing artworks and two site specific drawings; created especially for the Aspex Guildhall space. Both artists have reacted within the limitations set by the space while continuing to expand the definition of ‘drawing’ within their current modes of practice. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/your-visit/aspexguildhall 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: Portsmouth Film Society, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. 6.45pm. The German Doctor (12A). An Argentinean family welcome a German doctor in to their home, not knowing that they are harbouring one of the most dangerous criminals in the world. Introduced by Associate Dean (Research), Dr Deborah Shaw, who is reader in Film Studies at School of Media and Performing Arts at the University of Portsmouth. Duration: 92min. Tickets: £6 or three films for £10.
PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. Winter Sleep (15). For more details contact 07435 029408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Social Club, Hill Road, GU26 6HL. 7.30pm. Fish and Bird. An evening of music with folk and alternative band Fish and Bird.
ROWLAND’S CASTLE: The Fountain Inn, 34 The Green, PO9 6AB. 8pm. Open mic night with Graham. Free admission. Call (023) 9307 2783 after 5pm for more.
SOUTHSEA: The Fat Fox, Albert Road, PO5 2SP. 8pm-midnight. Folk/acoustic/blues presented by Trash Arts. Featuring Soul And Fire, Ben Farrant, Yvonne and Shoot The Duke. Admission £3. Call (023) 9235 6255 for more information.
SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm. Sounder. Live music from Sounder, who return to Portsmouth for the first time since 2003.
FAREHAM: 73 Saint Margarets Lane, PO14 4BG, 7.30pm. Misery. The Titchfield Festival Theatre plays host to a production of Misery by Stephen King, adapted for the stage by Simon Moore. Author Paul Sheldon finds himself trapped in the home of an obsessed fan after a car accident. Tickets: £8-11, call 01329 556156 or visit titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com for more information.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, PO16 7DR. 7.30pm. Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell. By Keith Waterhouse based on the life and writings of Jeffrey Bernard. Admission £10. Call 01329 223100 for more information.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. The Snow Queen. Play with music by Ron Nicol. Performed by The Havant Dynamo Youth Theatre. Contact (023) 9247 2700.
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road. 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Traditional pantomime by Alan P. Frayn. Performed by HIADS. Tickets: £8, £6 for children. Contact (023) 9246 6363 for more information.