What’s on around the area today
HAYLING ISLAND: Royal British Legion, PO11 9ES. 8pm. Salsa. Learn beginners and extended beginners salsa, with group dances. Admission £6.
GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.30-9.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters sewing evening. Admission £2.50. New members welcome. Contact Alison Jenkins on 01329 663087.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 5.30pm-7pm. Fashion School. Children between the ages of 10 and 16 can create fashion accessories and garmants, working towards a fashion catwalk in July 2015. £60 per term. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk
HAVANT: Staunton Park Genealogy Centre, Havant Academy, Wakefords Way, PO9 5JD. 7.30-9pm. Genealogy group meeting. New members welcome. Visit stauntoninfo.co.uk for more details.
PORTSMOUTH: The Hillside & Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road, Paulsgrove. 9.30 – 11.30 am. 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 or non confident or vulnerable families. Call (023) 9283 2926 for more information or visit ctlib.org.uk
PORTSMOUTH: Howard Road Community Centre, Hilsea. 10.30am-12.30pm. Social Group for the over 50’s. Tea, cake and a warm welcome. £2 per week. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church Hall, Battenburg Avenue. 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Rehearsal evening. The choir is recruiting for new members. Call (023) 9282 9214 for more information.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: Parish Hall, Links Lane. 7.30-9.30pm. Rowlands Castle Painting Society Demonstration. Marylin Allis - Watercolour. £2 admission.
SOUTHSEA: Southsea Greenhouse garden, behind Cumberland House in Eastern Parade, Southsea. 12.30pm. Workshop. Gardening in small spaces and companion planting. Call 07530 913211 to book.
SOUTHSEA: The White Horse, Southsea Terrace. 2-4pm. Southsea Seniors Social Group Meeting. A chance to chat and meet new people. Contact (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
COPNOR: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Rd entrance. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Part of St. Cuthbert’s centenary celebrations.
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 details.
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: 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: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. A Hard Choice – Stories behind Portsmouth’s Collections of Art and Design. Curator Rosalinda Hardiman reveals the stories behind the objects and the hidden world of the curator. The exhibition will share her knowledge and joy in museum collections. Fine and decorative art will feature strongly. 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. 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: 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.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Film Society, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. 7pm. The Way He Looks. Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel. Duration: one hour 36 mins. Tickets: £6 or three films for £10. Visit portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk for more information.
ROWLAND’S CASTLE: The Fountain Inn, The Green, PO9 6AB. Open mic night with Nigel and Friends. 9pm-11pm. Contact: (023) 9307 2783.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Hairspray. Musical by Marc Shaiman, presented by the Portsmouth Players. For bookings and more information contact (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk