Here’s what on around the area today
CHICHESTER. Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. A Swinging Affair. Singer Claire Martin and saxophonist Ray Gelato have combined their love of all things swing. Admission: £14-£20. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 1pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £4. (023) 9273 1281.
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. Admission £3, tea and biscuits available. New members and visitors always welcome. Contact Michael on (023) 9271 0060 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
LANDPORT: Oasis the Venue, 1a Upper Arundel Street, PO1 1LD. 12.30pm-2pm. Lunch club. Enjoy a hot meal and warm atmosphere. Cost: £4 with free drinks. Call (023) 92 346440 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 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 4pm-5.30pm. After School at Aspex. Art workshops led by local artist Emma Noble, in which children can explore a range of techniques and materials. All materials included and each child will receive their own sketchbook. Try a session for £8 and pay the rest of the balance if you like it. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book, or call 023 9277 8080.
SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road . 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club.Make friends and try activities including printing and crafting. Cost: £2. For more information call (023) 92 688705.
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. Paintings by Val Carter. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.
FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am – 4pm. Inspired By...Facing-Recovering. This exhibition explores the complex issues injured soldiers face in their transition from military to civilian life. Through drawing, video and words a number of soldiers and veterans share their personal stories and experience of injury and post-traumatic stress disorder in what one veteran described as closure in ‘graphical evidence’. Suitable for over 16’s.Admission free. Call 0113 220 1888 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. 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: 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. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Here & There: Vulcan Building. An exhibition of work by members of aspex artists associates. This show, spread across two sites, will feature the work of 16 artists, working in a diverse range of media, styles and scale. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Here & There: Aspex Guildhall. An exhibition of work by members of aspex artists associates. This show, spread across two sites, will feature the work of 16 artists, working in a diverse range of media, styles and scale. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/your-visit/aspexguildhall
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) 92727582.
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. 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 History Centre, Central Library, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. Monday and Friday 9.30am-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9.30am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3.30pm. ‘Ripping Yarns’ and the Tale of the Forgotten Author. An exhibition charting the life and works of the Portsmouth born children’s adventure writer, Percy F. Westerman. Contact (0)23 9237 5594.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 1.45pm and 8pm. Walking On Sunshine (12A). A whirlwind romance set in Italy, accompanied by popular music from the 1980s . Tickets: £6, £5.40 concessions. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information.
EASTNEY: The Cellars, 56 Cromwell Road, Southsea PO4 9PN. 7.30pm-11pm. Tongues and Grooves. A collaborative Poetry Society event. Admission: £6 advance, £8 on the door. Call (023) 9282 6249.
CHICHESTER. Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. Love, Loss and Chianti. A double bill by Christopher Reid. Devised for the stage by Robert Bathurst. Admission: £18-£22. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. BBC Radio’s antidote to panel games, featuring Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jeremy Hardy and Sandi Toksvig. Admission: £25. Call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more information.
WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Meet at Gosport Hard. 10.30am. CHA Walking Club. Circular walk via cycle path to Brockhurst and Hardway. Five and a half miles. Phone (023) 9225 4289 for further details.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. My Journey to Publication. Local writer, Mark Weir, talks about his debut novel. Admission free, booking essential. Call (023) 9252 3463 or visit hants.gov.uk/gdc to book.
HAVANT: Warblington School Drama Studio. 7.30pm. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Meeting. Talk entitled Diamond Jubilee of an Orchid Hunter, given by Rosemary Webb. Admission £2.50.
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.