Here’s what’s on around the area today
PORTSMOUTH: St James Hospital Social Hall, Main Entrance, Locksway Road, PO4 8LD. 8pm-10.30pm.
Wednesday Ballroom Club Valentine Dance. Ballroom, latin and some sequence dancing. Raffle and party dances. Admission £4.00. Bring your own refreshments. For more information contact Steve or Frances (023)9307 7368.
WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, 10 Maurepas Way, situated on ASDA Car Park, PO7 7AY. 7.45 - 10.15 pm. W.A.C.A. Sequence Dance Club. New members and visitors welcome. Tea and Biscuits available. Admission £3. For more information contact Michael on (023) 92 71 0060.
WATERLOOVILLE: Cowplain Social Club, London Road. 8-10.30pm. 50/50 ballroom. Contact 07980058310 for more information.
BROCKENHURST: John Montagu Building, Beaulieu. 10.30am-4.30pm. Half term at Beaulieu. A chance to take a close-up look at motoring objects in the National Motor Museum. Hold, handle and investigate motoring artefacts, early motoring clothing and fascinating photos and documents. Call 01590 612345 or visit beaulieu.co.uk for more information.
FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, off Clive Road. 10am-midday. Circle of Friends Craft Group. £2.50 per session. Call (023) 9278 0500 for more information.
GUNWHARF: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Lego: Build a Tower! Families can take part in Lego and Duplo tower building activities. Call (023) 9285 7520 or visit spinnakertower.co.uk for more information.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 6pm-7pm. Hip-hop and street dance. Children between the ages of seven and 15 can learn and create original dances. £60 per term. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk
GOSPORT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Lee. 9am-12.30pm. Community BOOST Table Top and Craft Sale. Organised by Lee-on-the-Solent’s Residents Association. Meet community organisations and craft businesses. Refreshments available. Contact Ray Hardiing on (023) 92 55 1706 or Gillian Masterson (023) 9355 1030 for more information or to book a table.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Wellington, 62 High St, Portsmouth PO1 2LY. 11am-12.30pm. Lunch club. The Brendoncare ‘pubclub’ give older people the opportunity to meet up with others. Call 07920 065 741 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, 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. (023) 9284 1762, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Midday. Mass for Ash Wednesday and charity lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch, the money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.
PORTSMOUTH: Café Coco, Cambridge Road. 6.30pm. Launch event for Global Justice Portsmouth. The speaker will be Christine Haigh, Policy & Campaigns Officer on Energy Justice. Free admission. Refreshments available. Contact Sue James on (023) 9225 0267 or visit
groups.globaljustice.org.uk/portsmouth for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Midday. Sung Mass for Ash Wednesday. A special service, including the imposition of ashes, to mark the beginning of Lent. Preacher Canon Anthony Rustell.
PORTSMOUTH: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Crafty Commandos. Build boats and landing crafts and then race them to the finish line. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. Call (023) 9298 6413, email email@example.com or visit royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk for information and bookings.
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.
STAMSHAW: Stamshaw and Tipner Community Centre, Wilson Road. 10.15-11.45am. New Age Kurling for Ages 50+. No ice, no need to book, beginners welcome. Telephone (023) 92 68 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, June Cousins and Michael Taylor. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, PO16 7DX. Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9.30am-11.30am. Layers - Tina Gardiner. A collection of work exploring the use of layering dye, paints and stitchery. Tina is inspired by surrounding landscapes. Contact 01329 223100 or visit ashcroft.org.uk for more information.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Youth Open Art Competition and Exhibition. The Gallery is inviting all young artists to submit original artwork in any medium for selection for the exhibition and a prize. Free admission. Call (023) 9252 3463 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. 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 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.
HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Surrey, GU27 2AS. 2pm. Treasure Island-National Theatre. Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, broadcast live from the National Theatre. Tickets between £8 and £15. Contact 01428 642 161 or visit haslemerehall.co.uk for more information.
HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road, Surrey, GU27 2AS. 8pm. Paddington. In search of a better life, arriving alone at Paddington Station, Paddington soon finds that city life is not all he had imagined, until he meets the kindly Brown family. Tickets between £4.50 and £8. Contact 01428 642 161 or visit haslemerehall.co.uk for more information.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm. The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged). Comedy by Long, Martin and Tichenor. Contact (023) 9247 2700.
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Albert Road, inside Francis Ave. 7.30pm. Treasure Island. Pantomime by Sarah Birch, presented by the Phoenix Players. Contact 0845 467 6462 for more information.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Lane. 7.15pm. The Seven Charms of Pantomime. This year’s Titchfield pantomime by Maureen Taylor. Tickets £2.50 for the first night then £6 for adults, £5 for seniors and £4 for children. Family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) £16. To book call 01329 842933.
WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Clarence Road, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Flying. John Mimpriss talks about his flying career from RN helicopters to long range heavy jets. Admission £3. Booking line (023) 9252 3463.
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.