What’s on for Thursday, March 26, 2015

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DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road, Horndean. 2pm – 4pm.Teadance. With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50 which includes refreshments. (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

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 club. 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. The music and rivals of The Beatles. Geoff Piper’s new pop music presentation takes a nostalgic look at the swinging ‘60s. Tickets £4. Contact (023) 9252 3463 for bookings and information.

HAVANT: 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. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk

NORTH END: The Learning Place, Derby Road. 10am-midday. 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. Contact (023) 9284 1762 or visit iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, PO2 7BL. 7.15-10pm. Healer training evening clinic. A practical hands-on healing development session. Admission £6. Contact 07989 534673 for 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 or visit ctlib.org.uk

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Thursday chat and tea club. Come along for tea, cake and a warm welcome. Admission £2. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. 8.30pm Quiz night.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Gwenda Stephens and Belinda. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. They That Are Left. Photographic exhibition by Brian David Stevens showing portraits of war veterans taken on Remembrance Sunday at The Cenotaph from 2002 to 2012. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org 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. 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. Beetles, bugs and minibeasts. Some of the dead beetles, bugs and minibeasts collected by artist and local resident Becky Dunn over the last 30 years. 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

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. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk

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

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Castle Road: Exhibition. This is the first exhibition in a new project partnership between the The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Cultural Trust. Castle Road features photographs by BA (Hons) photography alumnus Dainius Šciuka, from the ‘Taste the Street’ series, 2013-14. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Diversity: Exhibition. The next in a series of local artists to exhibit in the Guildhall Cafe is Carol Ellen Stickland. Carol is self-taught and explores and experiments with styles and media, ranging from Chinese brush and watercolour to mixed media with collage. Free admission. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information about this exhibition.

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3JL. Tea and pencils. Matthew Anstee presents work from his on-going collection ‘Cinefilms’, a playful and imaginative rendering of some of his favourite iconic, and cult classic films. Visit no6cinema.co.uk or contact 077189 85146 for more information.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ. 6pm. The Winter Sleep (PG). Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan continues to dig into the dark corners of everyday human behaviour. Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities. Duration 2hr 36. Contact the Portsmouth Film Society on 07528 808400 or visit portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3JL. 7pm. Love Is Strange (15). Long-term New York lovers Ben and George embrace the new legality of gay marriage by getting hitched, only to find George facing the sack from his intolerant employer. Tickets £8, £6.50 concessions. Contact 07435 029408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk for bookings and more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Merchistoun Hall, 106 Portsmouth Road, Horndean, PO8 9LJ.7.30pm. An Inspector Calls. By J.B Priestley and performed by Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. Tickets £6. Contact (023) 9278 5800 for more information and bookings.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm. Play@The RMA. Live music from Alfie Horne, Brandon Lebbie, The Explorers, Beth Oliver Band and more. Broadcasting live at thursdaymusic.co.uk . For more information visit rmatavern.co.uk

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Fisher Hall, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, PO2 8ER. 7.30pm. Crazy Horses. Comedy by Mark Norman, performed by The Admirals’ Players. Contact 07906 887709 for more information.

SOBERTON: Soberton Village Hall, School Hill, Long Road, SO32 3PF. 7.30pm. Up Pompeii! Comedy by Miles Tredinnick, performed by The Soberton Players. Based on characters created by Talbot Rothwell & Sid Colin. Contact (023) 9263 2551 for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Merchistoun Hall, Horndean. 7.30pm. A Jolly Sinister Jape. By Elliot Strange. Set in the 1920’s, four characters are stranded in a large house in the country in a thunderstorm with the phone cut off. Tickets £6, available on the door or can be reserved by phoning (023) 9278 5800. Visit horndeanamdram.com for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Merchistoun Hall, Horndean. 7.30pm. White Lies. By Richard James. Four old university chums meet up again after 30 years for a meal and talk. Bea is concerned only with herself and her own success, and doesn’t care about the casual way she has hurt or used the others in the past, and the other ladies decide it’s time for payback. But their little revenge stunt goes a little further than they planned. Tickets £6, available on the door or can be reserved by phoning (023) 9278 5800. Visit horndeanamdram.com for more information.