Here’s what’s on around the area today
PORTSMOUTH: University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building, EW 1.10, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ. 3pm. Syncopation. A performance celebrating black composers from the African diaspora. Admission free.
SOUTHSEA: St James Hospital social hall, main entrance, Locksway Road, PO4 8LD. 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday ballroom club. An evening of ballroom, latin & some sequence dance. Admission £4. Bring your own refreshments. Contact Steve or Frances on (023)9307 7368 for more information.
WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, 10 Maurepas Way, situated on Asda car park. 7.45-10.15 pm. W.A.C.A. sequence dance club. New members and visitors welcome, tuition included. Tea and biscuits available. Admission £3. Contact Michael on (023) 9271 0060.
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.
FRATTON: Fratton community centre, Trafalgar Place, off Clive Road. Midday. Arts and crafts for the over 60s. A friendly group of crafters. Admission £2.50. Phone (023) 9278 0500 for more details.
SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks. Offering friendship, activities and speakers. £2 admission. Call (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. The paintings of Victoria Levy. Admission free. Cards by local artists on sale. Contact (023) 9238 7284 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: 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: 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 for more information. GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. 8.30pm. Bruce Barthol. Solo gig from founder member of Country Joe & The Fish’s 1960s psychedelic rock band. Tickets £5 in advance from the bar. 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.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, Havant, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Not Safe For Work. Play by Lucy Kirkwood, performed by Bench Theatre Company. Contact (023) 9247 2700.
PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road, PO1 3BS. 2pm and 7pm. The Jungle Book. Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. As part of the ‘Into the Woods Festival’ Groundlings Theatre will be transformed into a forest. No allocated seating is available or bring a cushion and sit amongst the forest fauna. Tickets £14, concessions £12, family ticket £42. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for bookings and information.
WALKS & TALKS
COPNOR: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins pond/Milton foreshore walk. Shorter, slower walk to Baffins Pond, ideal for buggies or wheelchairs or a longer, faster walk to Milton foreshore. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.
EMSWORTH: Meet at Emsworth by-pass bus stop. 10.30am. CHA walking club. Circular coastal daffodil walk via Warblington. Five to six miles. Phone (023) 9225 4289 for further details.
HAVANT: United Reformed Church Hall, North Street. 7.30pm. Sark-Car Free Island. Power point talk by Gerald Ponting. Admission £1, including tea. Organised by Havant and District Horticultural Society.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Old Portsmouth walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.
PORTSMOUTH: University of Portsmouth, Portland Building, Portland Street, PO1 3DE. 6pm-7pm. A management tool to assist personnel planners. A professorial inaugural lecture by Shabbar Jaffry, Professor of Economics, Portsmouth Business School. Admission free, booking essential. Visit shabbarjaffry.eventbrite.co.uk to reserve a place.
SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Cafe, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.
Canoe lake/Southsea seafront walk.
Walk through the Rose Garden and Rock Garden, suitable for buggies and
wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.