Here’s what’s on around the area today
COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Michael Woolridge. A varied programme of music from a professional player. Admission: £5 for non members.
TITCHFIELD: Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2, including tea and biscuit.
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
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
PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church Hall, Battenburg Avenue. 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Rehearsal evening. (023) 9282 9214.
SOUTHSEA: St Jude’s Church, Kent Road. 2pm-4pm. Over-50’s social club. Make friends and try activities including printing and crafting. Cost: £2. For more information call (023) 92 688705.
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.
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
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: 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.
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 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
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.
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.
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BISHOP’S WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street. 7.45pm. Reid’s Rambles Day & Night. Meon Valley Locomotive Society present this illustrated talk by David Reid, son of renowned Pompey player David Reid.
The talk explores Britain’s railways from the 1970s onwards. £2 donation for guests, new members welcome.
FARNHAM: Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak. 10am. Walking For Health. Sociable walks through the forest led by volunteer leaders. Contact 01420 520212 to book or visit forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt for more information.
FARNHAM: Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak. 10am-11.30am. Guided Nordic walks. Weekly walks for adults with prior experience led by trained volunteers. £4 admission. Contact 01420 23666 to book or visit forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt for more information.
PETERSFIELD: Physic Garden Room,off the high street. 10.30am.
U3AFamily History (Group Two) Meeting.Talk given by Beverley Walker about her time as an Heir Hunter and information about probate and wills. Admission for U3A members:£2, visitors £2.50.
PORTSMOUTH: meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore Walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.
PORTSMOUTH: meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime Walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.