Here’s what’s on around the area today
SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 7.30pm-9pm. Recital by young classical and jazz musicians. Entry is free but there will be a retiring collection for the church’s charities. Performers will include Dominic Chew (solo cornet), Aelfred Hillman (clarinet), Julia Alsop (piano), George Lewis (trombone), Conroy Adams-Merrigan (violin) and Alan Kay with Karen Kingsley.
WATERLOOVILLE: Cowplain Social Club. 8-10.30pm. Wednesday dance. 50/50, ballroom and sequence. Admission £2. Non-members pay £1 on the door. Bar available.
WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, 10 Maurepas Way, situated on ASDA car park, PO7 7AY. 7.45-10.15pm. W.A.C.A. sequence dance club. New members and visitors welcome. Tuition included. Tea and biscuits available. Admission £3. Contact Michael for more information on (023) 9271 0060.
COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre. 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.
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection Hall, Brecon Avenue. 7.45pm-9.15pm. Friends of Portsdown Hill annual general meeting and review. There will be a presentation from Richard Jones, Portsdown Hill countryside officer, on what’s been happening on the hill. Refreshments will be provided afterwards. Free admission. Call Alan Thurbon on (023) 9232 5570 or visit portsdown.hampshire.org.uk for more information.
GOSPORT: Planet Ice, Forest Way. 10am-6:30pm. Ice skating. Extended mega-skate session. Cost is £6.50 or £8.50 with skate hire. Call (023) 9251 1217 or visit planet-ice.co.uk for more information.
PAULSGROVE: The Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. 2pm-4pm. Easter bonnet workshops. Easter bonnet workshops come along and Make your Easter bonnet or bring your own to decorate, ready for an Easter bonnet parade and family fun day tomorrow. Call (023) 9288 2550 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-midday. Mini makers. Aspex’s workshops for 0-5 year-olds. A chance to get creative and take inspiration from exhibitions and books provided by Portsmouth libraries. There will also be offers for participants in the Café Bar. Admission £3. Contact (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall Square. 11am-5pm. Easter activities at the Big Screen. Children can join the arts and crafts workshops and make a range of spring-themed items to take home including butterflies, caterpillars and lambs. There will also be the ‘Spot the Bunny competition’, rides, slides, an egg-and-spoon race and a screening of Paddington.
PORTSMOUTH: Oasis the Venue, Upper Arundel Street. 12.30pm-2pm. Lunch club. Two courses for £4 with free drinks. Call (023) 9234 6440 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays. 10am-6pm. Celebrate With Chocolate. Visitors are invited to take part in chocolate decorating, helping the iconic tower celebrate 10 years. Guests can decorate a sweet treat to a birthday, Easter or springtime theme.
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.
SOUTHSEA Portsmouth City Museum. 10am- 15.30pm. Easter trail. For 50p, you can take part in an Animal Trail or Detective Trail around the museum and receive an Easter prize. All completed trails receive a small chocolate prize.
SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, Palmerston Road. 2pm-3pm. Visit from Ben and Holly. Children’s characters Ben and Holly are visiting Southsea ahead of their appearance at the Kings Theatre in May in their show Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. Call (023) 9268 8999 for more information.
HAMBLEDON: Hambledon Folk Club, in the youth club building in West Street. 8.30pm-11.30pm. Steve Turner. A versatile singer and sophisticated musician at the very top of his trade. Admission: £10, members £8, under 18s and students £5. For reservations phone (023) 9263 2719 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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. 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. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Pass it On: Our History, Your Heritage: Chichester Festival Theatre. A revealing collection from the archives of the theatre that allows for a unique insight into the venue’s past. On display are 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. Call (023) 9247 2700 for more information.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Sir Henry Bradwardine Jackson. This local collection reflects a man who played an important role in the battles of Gallipoli and Jutland. Sir Henry Bradwardine Jackson (1855 – 1929) was British Admiral of the Fleet, Chief of the War Staff and First Sea Lord during the Battles of Gallipoli and Jutland.
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. 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 Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Diversity: Exhibition. The next in a series of local artists to exhibit in the Guildhall Cafe is Carol Ellen Stickland. Carol is self-taught and explores and experiments with styles and media, ranging from Chinese brush and watercolour to mixed media with collage. Free admission. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information about this exhibition.
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.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 1.45pm. What We Did on Our Holiday. A new British film from the creators of the hit BBC comedy series Outnumbered. Doug, Abi and their three children travel to Scotland to celebrate a family birthday. But when a secret needs to be kept under wraps the children are the biggest liability. Admission: £6, £5.40 concession. Call (023) 9247 2700 for more information or to book.
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.
FAREHAM: Meet at Fareham bus station. 10.33am. C.H.A. Walking Club. Circular walk south of Fareham. Six miles. Call (023) 9225 4289.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7pm. Talk. Sandra McKenzie gives a talk on the Busby Pebbles. With these pebbles we can channel most of the energies that can be detected with dowsing. Admission: Free for members of the Gosport Dowers Group, non-members £4. Bookings not required, call (023) 9252 3463 for more information.
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.
FAREHAM: Portchester Castle, Church Lane, PO16 9QW, meet in main castle car park. 2pm. Portchester Castle walk. Suitable for beginners. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.
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.