What’s on around the area today
CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 10am-8pm. Living with dementia festival. Organised by the Chichester Cultural Learning Partnership. Events include craft workshops, interactive history sessions and a tea dance. Tickets must be booked in advance. Visit cft.org.uk/dementiafestival or contact the box office on 01243 781312.
COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch club. Fresh homemade lunch and dessert with entertainment afterwards, which can include bingo, a quiz or a guest speaker. Admission £3.95. Call (023) 9261 7890 for information.
EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10am-11.30am. Emsworth country market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meats, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments are available.
FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, off Clive Road. 10.30am-11.30am. New age kurling. Admission £2.50 per session. Phone (023) 9278 0500 for more details.
FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, off Clive Road. 2pm-4pm. Friendship club. A different activity each week. Admission £2.50 per session. Phone (023) 9278 0500 for more details.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 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 email@example.com for more information.
COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. The Alresford Monday painting group. 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
GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354.
GOSPORT: Gallery @ Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond. Paul Kidby’s exhibition showcases the book covers and illustrations for Pratchett’s novels. It also reveals Paul’s own projects influenced by British folklore and landscapes. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery 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. Pass It On: Our History, Your Heritage. A revealing collection from the archives of Chichester Festival Theatre that allows for a unique insight into the
venue’s past. On display will be many items which have remained hidden away and unopened for decades, including photographs, letters, vintage costume and set designs and even antique props and models. 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
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 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 Film Society, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ. 6pm. Interstellar (12A). A team of explorers travel beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. Duration: 169 mins. Tickets £6 or three films for £10. Contact 07528 808400 or visit portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. Dior And I (12A). The story of the Christian Dior fashion house with a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director. Tickets £8, concessions £6.50. Contact 074350 29408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk for information.
SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. Play@The RMA. Presented by Nick Courtney. Live music from Andy Williams, Alex Higgins, Jay J Music, Nathalie Gunn and more. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.
CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. Way Upstream. Four old friends, one cruising boat, two weeks off work, and the scenic River Orb. A play about friendship, love, desire and power. Tickets: £10, £25, £29, children £8.50.
PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road, PO1 3BS. 7.30pm. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius, but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia. When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. As part of the ‘Into the Woods Festival’, Groundlings Theatre will be transformed into a forest. Non allocated seating is available or bring a cushion and sit amongst the forest fauna. Tickets £14, concessions £12, family £42. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk
WALKS & TALKS
CHICHESTER: Birdham Stores, Main Road, PO20 7HU. 11.11am. CHA Walking Club. Flat, circular walk via Itchenor. Five/six miles. Phone (023) 9225 4289 for further details.
HILSEA: Meet at Scott Road car park, off Military Road by The News Centre. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines walk. Uneven footpaths take you around Foxes Forest where there is an abundance of wildlife. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.
PORTSMOUTH: Marriott Hotel, Southampton Road, Portsmouth PO6 4SH. 7pm. Portsmouth and District Physical Society lecture. Talk about the bio-inspired artificial pancreas for treatment of diabetes by Dr Pantelis Georgiou, Imperial College London. Organised by IET Solent Network. Registration essential. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org