What’s on around the area today
FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, PO16 0EL. 1.05pm-1.50pm. Lunchtime concert. By the Shining Light Entertainers, with songs from the 1930s to the present day. Admission free. Collection in aid of the High Time appeal. Contact the parish office on 01329 232688, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
HAYLING ISLAND: Royal British Legion, PO11 9ES. 8pm. Salsa school.Group dances and more. Admission £6.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield community centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2 including tea and biscuit.
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.
PORTSMOUTH: 63 Howard Road, PO2 9PR. 10.30am-12.30pm. Social group for the over 50s. For tea, cake and a warm welcome. Admission £2. Telephone (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Natural History Museum, Cumberland House, Eastern Parade, PO4 9RF. 11am-1.30pm. Otter day. Session in partnership with Portsmouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium as part of their ‘otter week’. Meet Ali Glover, who helps look after the otters at the aquarium, and learn about the world’s different otter species. There’ll also be some craft and a quiz for visitors to take part in. Admission free. Suitable for children primary age upwards.
PORTSMOUTH: Staunton Park Genealogy Centre, Havant Academy, Wakefords Way, PO9 5JD. 7.30-9pm. Staunton Park genealogy group meeting. New members welcome. Visit stauntoninfo.co.uk 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) 9246 0985 for more information about the group.
SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle. 11am-3pm. Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. The Creation Station host an arts and crafts afternoon where adults can join in too. Try to make your own mad hat, paint yourself as the King or Queen of Hearts and collage a cake. Suitable for children aged 2-11. Admission £5, £3 per sibling, tickets available from reception on the day.
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 for more information.
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 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Pie & Vinyl Poster Show: Gig Posters From Around The World. An exhibition of framed works of contemporary studios from all over the world: North, Central and South America, Europe and across the UK. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Illustrated - Neal Layton. Award winning, Southsea based illustrator Neal Layton will be displaying some of his original artworks from ‘Monster’, ‘Rover’ and ‘Howler’ by acclaimed author Michael Rosen, published by Bloomsbury. Admission free, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Rock Shots: The Portsmouth Music Experience Gallery. Exhibiting 50 years of music photography in Portsmouth and featuring photography by Bob Aylott, Oana Damir, Joe Watson, Kevin Purdy, Steve Whale, Nigel Grundy, Paul Windsor, Tom Langford, Terry Aldridge, Robbie Robertson and Hannah Mesquitta. Admission free, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.
SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. Nick Courtney Presents. Live music from Andy Williams, Tamara-Jane, Nicola Vaughan and more. Visit vinylrecords.co.uk for information.
CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. The Rehearsal.The Count is planning an evening of amateur dramatics but it soon becomes clear that there will be as much passion and intrigue off stage as on.Tickets: £25-£30, 16-25s £8.50.
CHICHESTER: Westbourne House School, Coach Road, PO20 2BH. 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm. The Music Man. Musical performed by Caos Musical Productions. Visit ticketsource.co.uk/caoschichester for tickets.
WALKS & TALKS
PETERSFIELD: Peterfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2pm. U3A Science & Technology Group. Weatherman, author of Weather Eye and speaker Ian Currie will talk through various weather conditions with his discussion on Droughts, Deluges & Dust Devils. Admission £2, all welcome.
PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road, PO1 3BS. 7.30pm. Darling Buds Of May. Based on the book by H E Bates, this new 1950s rock musical follows the Larkin family. With Script written by David Burton and music by Heather Uden. Tickets £14, concessions £12, family £42. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for bookings and information.
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at 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. Contact (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. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.