What’s on around the area today
PORTSMOUTH: 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 £4.00. Bring your own refreshments. For more information contact Steve or Frances on (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.
BAFFINS: Scout Headquarters, Paignton Avenue. 10am. Christmas Coffee Morning. Including coffee, bric-a-brac, books, clothing and more.
COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wooton Street. 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.
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.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 10am-12.30pm. Naval & Family History Clinic. If you’d like to know more about an ancestor’s Naval career or ships they served on, come along and speak to an expert.
Tickets £4. Booking line (023) 9252 3463.
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
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.
PORTSEA: St. Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Midday. Mass and Charity Lunch. Light lunch, the money raised will be used to support a charity.
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, PO2 7BB. 7.30pm. Mediumship and Healing Demonstration. Admission £5. For more details email email@example.com or telephone (023) 9269 3169.
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.
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: 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: 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: 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, GU27 2AS. 8pm. St. Vincent (12A). Bill Murray stars as the worl’ds most inappropiate childminder. Adult tickets £6 or £8, children £4.50 or £6 depending on seats. Buy tickets online at tickets.haslemerehall.co.uk or contact 01428 642 161.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 1.45pm and 8pm. The Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared (15). The unlikely story of a 100-year-old man who decides it’s not too late to start again. Tickets: £6, £5.40 concessions. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information.
GOSPORT: Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club presents Golden Eagle. Admission: £8 members, £10 non-members/guests. Booking advisable. Contact 01329 9252 4287 for more information and bookings. WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport. PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Edinburgh’s Gold: The Greatest Bullion Salvage of the 20th Century. Mike O’Meara from the Diving Museum in Gosport shares his recollections and experiences of this historic diving operation. Tickets: £4. Booking line (023) 9252 3463.
PORTCHESTER: Meet at Portchester Precinct bus stop. 10.16. C.C.H.A. Walking Club. Circular walk via Portchester Castle and Port Solent. Six miles. Phone (023) 9225 4289 for further details.
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.