What’s on around the area today
CHICHESTER: Christ Church, Old Market Avenue, PO19 1SW. 7.30pm. Chichester Chamber Concerts. Brentano string quartet. Quartets by Mozart, Bartok and Schubert. Tickets £17, young people aged 8-25 free. Visit chichesterchamberconcerts.com for more information.
COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road, PO6 3DY. 7.30pm for 8pm start-11pm.Club-50 Disco. Dancing to music from the last six decades, with Denis Kaye. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. Call (023) 9225 1958 or visit club-50.co.uk for more information.
HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Hall, PO9 5BG. T-Dance. Admission: £3 including tea and biscuits. Call Eileen on 07887 744419 for more information.
HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road, Horndean. 2.00pm-4.00pm. Teadance. With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50, includes refreshments. Call (023)92 266177 for more information.
EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10am-11.30am. Country market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts.
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 email email@example.com for more information.
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Over-50’s Social Club.Make friends and try activities including printing and crafting. Admission: £2. For more information call (023) 92 688705.
SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks. Offering friendship, activities and speakers. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
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. Contact 0113 220 1888 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. 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 about the exhibition or visit thespring.co.uk
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make the city of Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. 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. Seven Ages Of Woman, Photography Exhibition by UoP Graduate Tyran Hawthorn. A series of seven photographs, showing the ageing process over time, linked by Tyran to Shakespeare’s ‘Seven Ages of Man’ from ‘As You Like It’. Free admission. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.
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.
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 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-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: 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: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. My Old Lady (12A). For more details contact 07435 029408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm-11pm Play@The RMA. An evening of music from Jay J Music, El Morgan, Andy Williams and more. Admission free. Visit rmatavarn.co.uk for more information.
CHICHESTER. Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. Moscow City Ballet - The Nutcracker. Admission: £14-£35. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.
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. Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk for more information.
WALKS & TALKS
FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, PO1 5JJ. 6.30pm. Talk - Valencia la bella: a voyage of discovery. Speaker is Rafael Pascual on behalf of the Portsmouth Hispanic Society. Admission £2. Visit spanishportsmouth.org.uk for more details.