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CONTENTS Event Cinema Live Events Films Workshops Exhibitions, Museum & Heritage Booking Information Diary
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OPENING HOURS Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm and into the evening on event nights Saturdays, 10am – 4pm On Saturday evenings we open one hour before the start of an event, with the bar opening 45 minutes beforehand (or one hour before when food has been booked in advance).
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WELCOME TO THE SPRING’S TENTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON Over the next six months we’ll be celebrating ten years since the Arts Centre and Museum merged to become The Spring. The birthday celebrations will be spread over the summer and autumn, and we’re starting in July with TEN, our Open Exhibition and Happy Birthday! our interactive exhibit for families to enjoy over the summer holidays (please see page 32 for details). Our partner groups are a key part of The Spring community and this season we’re delighted to have performances by HumDrum, Bench Theatre and Havant Light Opera in the theatre. These appear alongside a packed professional programme of theatre, music and comedy. As always high proﬁle artists sit alongside some lesser known but carefully chosen performances. This season I can promise you quality productions, party nights and a few surprises - so enjoy! To keep up to date with what’s going on at The Spring don’t forget to visit The Source, the blog on our website that features special articles, extra information and a behind the scenes look at what we’re up to. The Source can be found from our homepage or directly at www.thespring.co.uk/blog-the-source/. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Sophie Fullerlove Director
Visit our friendly and welcoming café to enjoy delicious homemade cakes, lunches and weekly specials. The café is open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 3pm with hot food served until 2.30pm.
OUR EVENING MENU Join us for a light, relaxed supper in our award-winning café space before any evening performance. The evening menu is freshly made from locally sourced ingredients and can be enjoyed individually or in a group. The bar will be open selling a range of wines, spirits and soft drinks too. Meat Platter £9.45 A delicious selection of cured meats, homemade chicken liver pâté and olives, served with locally made chutney and crusty bread. Hampshire Cheese Board £8.75 Local cheeses including Isle of Wight Blue, Lynburn Gold and Tunworth are served alongside locally made chutney and soft white and malted bloomer.
Homemade Pâté with Melba Toast £4.95 Homemade chicken liver pâté, served with locally made chutney, melba toast and a salad garnish. Breads and Dips £4.50 Three types of bread are served alongside homemade hummus, oil and vinegar. Bowl of Mixed Olives £3.20 Please book at least 48 hours in advance by contacting the café on 023 9224 9065 or by emailing corinnew@ thespring.co.uk
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Enjoy performances of some of the most talked about productions in the UK by the best companies in the world to our theatre! Tickets for all Event Cinema screenings are £17.50 except where stated. Tuesday 21 May, 2pm & 7.30pm
MATTHEW BOURNE SWAN LAKE Thursday 9 May, 7.30pm
ALL ABOUT EVE (ENCORE) Gillian Anderson and Lily James lead in All About Eve, the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.
Tuesday 30 April, 6.45pm
FAUST Experience the decadence and elegance of 1870s Paris in David McVicar’s spectacular production of Gounod’s best loved opera. In French with English Surtitles.
Matthew Bourne’s iconic, award-winning ballet where the female corps de ballet has been replaced with a menacing male ensemble. Filmed at Sadler’s Wells in 2019 this is an opportunity to see the thrilling, audacious and witty production at The Spring. Tickets: £12.50, £11.50 concessions
Tuesday 11 June, 7.15pm Tuesday 14 May, 7pm
ALL MY SONS Broadcast live from The Old Vic in London, Academy Award-winner Sally Field and Bill Pullman) star alongside Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.
Tuesday 16 July, 7.30pm
SMALL ISLAND (ENCORE) Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation, with a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury.
ROMEO AND JULIET The star crossed lovers’ passion and tragedy unfolds in this beautiful performance by The Royal Ballet that captures the colour and action of Renaissance Verona.
Sunday 14 July, 2.30pm
VICTORIA In celebration of her bicentenary year, Northern Ballet’s major new production brings the sensational story of Queen Victoria to life in dance. Choreographed by Cathy Marston, creator of Northern Ballet’s acclaimed Jane Eyre, Victoria reveals the passion, tragedy and ﬁerce devotion of one of Britain’s most iconic monarchs, told through the eyes of her youngest child Beatrice. Royal Opera House: Faust
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JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH
Thursday 2 May, 7.30pm Tickets: £12.50, £11.50 concessions
An eccentric professor, a faithful nephew and their fearless guide embark upon a fantastic journey of peril and wonder, through the mouth of an Icelandic volcano and down into the unexplored regions deep below our feet... encountering mysteries, monsters and even giant mushrooms along the way. It will take all these explorers’ strength and ingenuity to ﬁnd their way home again and into the history books! Based on the novel by Jules Verne, Journey to the Centre of the Earth is a fantastical adventure story that teaches us to never lose sight of our child-like curiosity, to always look to the future and that at the end of the day, we are all who we are because of the journeys we have undertaken.
Friday 3 May, 2pm & 3.30pm Tickets: Free but please book in advance
KENWOOD FILM PREMIÈRE Kenwood has been one of the largest and most respected employers in the Borough of Havant for more than 50 years. Initially, 700 people were employed at the factory and Kenwood’s presence put the town on the national map as a centre of quality manufacturing. Over the last year we have produced a documentary ﬁlm charting the history of Kenwood and featuring the memories of workers from across the last half century. Join us for the premiere of this ﬁlm which coincides with our Kenwood exhibition. Please see page 32 for details.
DAVID LOUGH In Search of the Inner Churchill
Friday 3 May, 7.30pm Tickets: £20
Historian David Lough is an expert on Winston Churchill. His book No More Champagne – Churchill and his Money pieces together the largely unknown story of Churchill’s chaotic personal ﬁnances. The Times, Wall Street Journal, Daily Mail and Guardian listed it among their Books of the Year in 2015. He followed this in 2018 with another book that received critical acclaim: Darling Winston – Forty years of letters between Winston Churchill and his Mother. In this evening’s talk David sheds new light on Churchill’s curious emotional, intellectual and personal world - and how it affected his public life.
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The world’s stories have gone missing, but inspectors Dexter Sharpe and Poppy Hasluck of The Bureau of Untold Stories believe they know who is responsible.
Saturday 4 May, 11am & 2.30pm Tickets: £8, £7 for groups of four or more
Become the newest recruit and join the daring detectives as they set out to solve their ever-growing pile of cases. Witness the pair’s unconventional storytelling skills which bring to life a series of different tales from ridiculous news articles and warped fairy tales to legendary epics, that all stem from the wild suggestions of the audience. The Bureau of Untold Stories combines the silly, sleuthing adventures of The Pink Panther with the unpredictable hilarity of Whose Line Is It Anyway? for an imaginationigniting detective drama that’s fun for the whole family. Although children will enjoy both shows, the 11am performance is particularly recommended for children age 3+ and the 2.30pm performance for children age 6+
THE BUREAU OF
UNTOLD STORIES Thursday 9 May, 7.15pm Tickets £6 including a glass of wine or soft drink
THE CHILDREN ACT by Ian McEwan In the Garden Room A leading High Court judge, renowned for her ﬁerce intelligence and sensitivity, is called upon to try an urgent and difﬁcult case. The ﬁlm of the novel, starring Emma Thompson, was shown at The Spring in March. Valerie Bird will lead the discussion. Other book groups will take place on 13 June and 11 July.
LIFE AFTER SHERLOCK (OR THE EXTENDED MEMOIRS OF DOCTOR JOHN H WATSON)
Friday 10 May, 7.30pm Tickets: £16, £15 concessions
By Mike Grogan A tale of blackmail, murder, suicide, deceit and treasure all in two acts! Sherlock Holmes has retired to a life of beekeeping. But back in Baker Street his good friend Dr. Watson discovers that the reason for his late wife’s death may not have been as it seemed at the time. Old acquaintances Mrs. Hudson and Inspector Lestrade help Watson; however Holmes is never far away!
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Modern Life is Rubbish Bloody hell, life is difﬁcult sometimes. There are so many things to get stressed about anxiety is through the roof and everyone is getting more and more frustrated and grumpy! Modern Life is Rubbish is The Spring’s attempt to recognise the stresses and strains of modern life through theatre, an outdoor spectacular and comedy. You could stay at home and bang your head against the wall or you could get out to think about and hopefully laugh at the ridiculousness of it all! This evening’s event includes three performances.
TENSILE STRENGTH (OR HOW TO SURVIVE AT YOUR WIT’S END) 7pm – 8pm in the theatre We’ve all been there: struggling with work, with relationships, feeling like things are all A Bit Too Much…and then the cat goes missing. Tensile Strength is a theatre performance about the society in which we live. It questions the causes of stress and how we as individuals can deal with it before it turns into something more sinister. Begin your evening with theatre maker Holly Gallagher who has some urgent questions for a society which just can’t seem to relax.
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Saturday 11 May, from 7pm Tickets: £15, £25 or sold separately
THAT PARKING SHOW 8.15pm – 8.45pm at the top of the car park There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and people getting angry about parking spaces. But what really fuels the road rage? Come and witness a hilarious, acrobatic show in our car park where a parking row escalates to full-blown war as two cars vie for one parking spot. As the cars collide so do the occupants, their musical choices and the contents of the boot. Bonnets pop, roofs peel open and everything (and everyone!) starts to unhinge. Expect a host of surprises as the cars and their drivers start to unleash some anger! At a time when divisions in society cleave us apart, this outdoor performance will bring people together to laugh at ourselves, to explore the ways that conﬂicts escalate disproportionately and to reﬂect on how we let fury over small things blind us to larger realities.
ARTHUR SMITH 9-15pm - 10.45pm in the theatre Arthur Smith headlines Modern Life is Rubbish with a stand up gig of sublime silliness, short stories, jokes, anecdotes, poems and songs. Known for his appearances on TV’s Grumpy Old Men along with QI, Have I Got News For You and more, we’re delighted he’s taking time to join us in Havant to share all that’s frustrating about the world!
Tickets: Modern Life is Rubbish all-inclusive ticket: £25 Tickets can be purchased separately as follows: Tensile Strength: £12 Arthur Smith: £20 Please note seats for these events are unreserved.
This event is part of our Beyond the Stage programme, unique activities and events where you don’t just watch a show – you experience it. The bar will be open throughout the evening serving angry chilli, drinks and snacks.
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Sunday 12 May, 8pm Tickets: £20, £19 concessions
MARTIN TURNER EX WISHBONE ASH Wishbone Gold Tour Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash, Martin and his band are back for a new 2019 tour which will feature a full performance of Wishbone Ash’s classic 1976 album New England, as well as other favourites from the classic era of the band. This tour will mark the ﬁrst time New England has been performed in its entirety on stage and so is an event that no Wishbone Ash afﬁcionado will want to miss!
Thursday 16 May, 7.15pm Tickets: £5, £4 concessions
SPOKEN WORD BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT! in the Mezzanine Our headliner is Hampshire-based The Speech Painter who has been wowing audiences throughout the UK and is the winner of numerous slams including Glastonbury Festival. Guest slots will be provided by Havant based poets Mark Cassidy, Marie Monroe and Christine Allison whilst Les Kazoo D’Amour will take us on a musical journey from the Victorian to the modern age spiced with a dash of whimsical humour. Open Mic also available (register from 7pm).
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THE BUDAPEST CAFÉ ORCHESTRA
Thursday 16 May, 8pm Tickets: £15, £14 concessions
Tenth Birthday Tour Just like The Spring, The Budapest Café Orchestra is celebrating its tenth birthday! A small but impeccably formed orchestra of just four players, the Budapest Café Orchestra play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-ﬂavoured music from across Eastern Europe and beyond. Featuring music from the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer Laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and more, they are hugely entertaining and evoke vivid images of Tzigane ﬁddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campﬁres. The BCO have won legions of fans through their magical and infectious performances. This show by the BCO is good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube!
Christian Garrick – violin Eddie Hession – accordion Kelly Cantlon – double bass Adrian Zolotuhin – guitar, saz, balalaika, domra
“The ﬁery vivacity and awe-inspiring musicianship of the ﬁnest purveyors of Eastern European gypsy music this side of a Lada scrap heap will leave you with a grin on your face and rhythm in your feet…” The Times
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JAMES ROWLAND: THREE PERFORMANCES
Friday 17 & 31 May, 7.30pm Friday 14 June, 7.30pm
Combined ticket £30, £27 concessions Award winning theatre maker and storyteller James Rowland comes to The Spring with a hilarious trio of performances. Featuring live music, heartache, belly-laughs and lots and lots of words, expect three surprisingly, heart-lifting stories of romance, despair and friendship. James is one of the UK’s most acclaimed storytellers. He last visited The Spring in 2017, performing in Paines Plough’s Every Brilliant Thing.
Friday 17 May, 7.30pm TEAM VIKING Five years ago, James’ best friend was diagnosed with cancer and told he had three months to live. His last wish was to be given a full Viking burial. This is the remarkable, hilarious and heartlifting story of how James, with help from friends Sarah and Emma, actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted. Tickets: £12.50, £11.50 concessions
Friday 31 May, 7.30pm A HUNDRED DIFFERENT WORDS FOR LOVE Three years ago, James met the love of his life. A year ago, they broke up. This is James’ story of falling in love and landing brokenhearted. It’s about how he was best man at Sarah and Emma’s wedding and above all it’s about a quest: to ﬁnd the right words to make sense of love. Tickets: £12.50, £11.50 concessions
Friday 14 June, 7.30pm REVELATIONS James’ best friends, Sarah and Emma, asked him for his sperm. This is the tale of what happened after he gave it to them. A storytelling show about love, faith and trying to do the right thing. Tickets: £12.50, £11.50 concessions
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+++++ ‘Joyous – heart-lifting and incredibly moving… as accomplished a piece of storytelling as you could hope to see’ The Stage
“James is so likeable and his performances full of laughs and tears. This is theatre that will make your heart feel full.” Sophie Fullerlove, Director
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Saturday 18 May, 8pm Tickets: £16
SOUNDS OF SIMON Sounds of Simon is a tribute to the wonderful music of Paul Simon, from the years as one half of Simon and Garfunkel to the enduring success of his solo career. Come on a journey as they take you through the early Simon and Garfunkel albums, through the massive success of Bridge Over Troubled Water and on to the Grammy award-winning Still Crazy After All These Years and Graceland. Lose yourself to nostalgia as the full band play such classics as Mrs Robinson, The Boxer, The Sound of Silence, You Can Call Me Al and The Obvious Child, as well as others that have established Paul Simon as one of the most successful songwriters of all time.
Wednesday 22 May, 8pm Tickets: £21, £20 concessions
CLAIRE MARTIN: BELIEVIN’ IT Claire Martin takes to the road with a stellar group of musicians to celebrate the release of her eagerly awaited new album Believin’ It, released this month! Encompassing ﬁve decades from the ‘70s to the present day, tracks include unique reworkings of songs such as ‘Broken Wings’ by Mr. Mister and ‘I’m Not in Love’ by 10cc, as well as favourites by Joni Mitchell, Ivan Lins and Pat Metheny. Claire also remembers legendary singer Lena Horne with her own arrangement of ‘Come Runnin’’ and pays tribute to Norway’s Karin Krog with ‘Cherry Tree Song’.
“Our ﬁnest jazz singer” The Sunday Times
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PETER RHODES: PIANO RECITAL Bach Beethoven Mozart Chopin Debussy Debussy Debussy Ravel
Thursday 23 May, 7.30pm Tickets: £10
Italian Concerto Pathetique Sonata 10 Variations on Gluck’s Unser dummer Pöbel meint Three Mazurkas op 59 (A minor, Ab major, F# minor) Reﬂets dans l’eau Voiles La Cathédrale engloutie Sonatine
Pianist and conductor Peter Rhodes read music at the University of Durham, Jesus College, Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has been heavily involved in opera and has performed with Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Mary King and Benjamin Luxon. He has undertaken tours as a solo pianist in both Germany and Holland, including The Hague. We are delighted he is returning to The Spring. Sponsored by
Thursday 23 May, 7.45pm Tickets: £6.50
HUNTING IN THE NEW FOREST: THE SPORT OF KINGS AND ROGUES Talk by Gale Gould In the Harrison Room This illustrated talk examines the practice of medieval aristocratic hunting through to the development in the 18th century of fox hunting in the New Forest, and examines how changes in law and land use affected attitudes to the natural world.
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Friday 24 May, 7.30pm Tickets: £12.50, £11.50 concessions
WALK OF SHAME II Followed by a post show chat A coming of age show. Two decades too late. Ferocious clubber Eleanor Conway has always been a woman of extremes; she partied around the world as a music journo, made porn and Tinder’d her way through most of London…Now sober from booze and substances she’s struggling to ﬁnd moderation and meaning. What happens when you wake up after your last blackout and realise the party is over? Conway’s superpower used to be ‘The Blackout’, a power so strong it meant that she could fast forward to the future. She’s now ‘clean’ but really she’s still as ﬁlthy as ever; still only owns one bra, still dating men way too young for her and still banned from Tinder. Join us for the sequel to Walk of Shame, which was a sell out at The Spring in 2018, and ﬁnd out what happens when you stop chasing the ‘perfect’ version of you and realise she’s been there all along.
Kid Carpet and the Noisy Animals present...
Saturday 1 June, 2.30pm
Tickets: £8, £7 for groups of four or more
A family music gig for children – and their grown ups The Noisy Animals are looking forward to their dream holiday and have some brilliant ideas about where in the world they want to go. Kid Carpet just wants them all to be together but will he be able to keep everyone happy when he can’t even get them in the car? This lively show contains a mix of live music, theatre, comedy, puppetry and animation. A ridiculous and funny story of going on your holidays, with silliness and mischief for the whole family. Expect ﬂying tents, diving bears, massive carrots and Ibiza anthems. Ed Patrick (aka Kid Carpet), is a Bristol-based maker of nonsense music and rock’n’roll theatre shows. Recommended for ages 3+ Noisy Holiday is the perfect end to our week of half term workshops. Around the World in 90 Minutes (see page 28 for details). Book Around the Worlds in 90 Minutes and Noisy Holiday together for only £9. A special children’s menu will be available throughout half term and for this event.
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Saturday 1 June, 8pm Tickets: £13
CHRIS MCCAUSLAND Speaky Blinder A brand new stand-up show following a stonking set on Live at the Apollo and a sell-out Fringe, one of the UK’s top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour. He’s blind. He’s a dad. He’s a husband. He’s third in command. He’ll speaky about all of that, and loads more.
Monday 3 June, 8pm Tickets: £9, £8 concessions
Local comedian James Alderson hosts a night of brand new comedy material. Tonight’s headliner is Zoe Lyons, star of Mock the Week and BBC’s Live at the Apollo. She’ll be joined by four more brilliant comedians to get your week off to a great start! Line-up subject to change. Recommended for ages 18+
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Thursday 6 June, 7.30pm Tickets: £12.50, £11.50 concessions, £10 for veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces
DO YOU THINK THAT’S WISE? The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier Dad’s Army turned actor John Le Mesurier into a household name as the quintessentially English Sergeant Wilson. As with many comedy stars, Le Mesurier’s life was not without tragedy. His broken marriage to Hattie Jacques and the betrayal by best friend Tony Hancock were setbacks that shook him, but his reputation never wavered. Leading impressionist Julian Dutton presents this show that is packed with glorious reminiscences and stories from the golden age of British comedy. 75 years after the D-Day tanks rolled down Havant streets on the way to France we take time to celebrate the very best of English comedy and to appreciate the freedom given to us by those who lost their lives and made sacriﬁces during World War Two.
Friday 7 June, 8pm Tickets: £21, £20 concessions
KIKI DEE AND CARMELO LUGGERI An Acoustic Journey For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. The duo’s latest critically acclaimed album “A Place Where I Can Go” features 11 tracks including the haunting duet “Horses” with Scottish singer Eddi Reader. Join Kiki and Carmelo on a journey of stories and song which includes unique covers of hits by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, I Got The Music In Me and the stunning Amoureuse.
Saturday 8 June, 1pm Free
CROSSING THE LINE In the Gallery Crossing the Line are a local band playing a mix of Americana, blue grass and folk. The name Crossing the Line was derived from an old Railway sign; Stop, Look and Listen Before Crossing the Line!
Music Bites are free, informal gigs in our cafe. Enjoy the music over a delicious lunch or drink.
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THE LISTENING ROOM
Saturday 8 June, 7.30pm
Followed by a post-show chat
Tickets: £12.50, £11.50 concessions
“There is a bit that’s gonna blow your mind. I’ll let you sit down and tell ya” A stirring exploration of life, death and justice, The Listening Room features the true stories of ﬁve people whose lives have been transformed by a violent crime. Years after trial and punishment each of them was given the chance to meet the person on the other side.This is what happened when they said yes.
“Delivers all the perfections great theatre aims for. A painful, shocking, vital, uplifting experience. Quite unforgettable” The Spectator
Sunday 9 June, 7.30pm Tickets: £15, £14 concessions
LIVING SPIT’S LIVING QUIZ 1. Do you like QUIZZES? a) Yes! b) No. Can’t stand ‘em. c) I’m intrigued to see where this goes…
Living Spit’s Living Quiz is a quiz night with a twist! Every question is performed live: acted, sung, mimed or danced by Living Spit’s very own Howard Coggins and Stu Mcloughlin!
2. Do you enjoy being ENTERTAINED? a) Yes, of course! It’s my favourite thing ever! b) No, I’m essentially a soulless, empty husk of a human being. c) I wish I’d never picked this up now.
Armed with just a guitar, a double bass and a ukulele they mix improvisation techniques with their own unique performance style and apply them to the tired old ‘Pub-Quiz’ format, resulting in an explosively entertaining live quiz night with a difference.
3. Do you constantly annoy your friends by spouting pointless factoids and irritating nuggets of trivia on a vast array of subjects from Music and Movies to Geography and Sport? a) Yes! All the time! And I wish there was a way to channel this annoying trait into some sort of live quiz night. b) No. Go away. c) What was that? I lost interest ages ago.
Form and name your team in advance or join a brand new one on the night and compete for a very special, mystery star prize.
“A brilliant feast of fun…these hugely talented comedic actors kept the audience captivated and tickled pink for two glorious hours.”
If you answered mostly A’s, then Living Spit’s Living Quiz is for you! (Incidentally, if you answered mostly B’s or C’s, seek help immediately…)
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Thursday 13 June, 7.15pm BOOK GROUP:
Tickets £6 including a glass of wine or soft drink
THE TOBACCONIST by Robert Seethaler In the Garden Room The story of seventeen year old Franz, who in 1937 is sent by his mother to Vienna as an unwilling apprentice. By selling cigars to Sigmund Freud he is drawn into an unusual friendship. However the annexation of Austria by the Nazis alters all their lives. The discussion will be lead by Glad West. Other book groups will take place on 9 May and 11 July
Thursday 13 June, 7.30pm Tickets: £12.50, £11.50 concessions
OYSTERS Followed by a post show chat A new dark comedy with live violin music A party celebrates Johannes Brahms’ Violin Concerto’s ﬁrst performance. His friends are all there – loyal Herzogenberg, embittered Clara Schumann, waspish critic Hanslick. The evening unfolds in a series of passionate recriminations and farcical misunderstandings until its moving climax. Laughing through our tears we ask – what is the cost of art?
Saturday 15 June, 7.30pm & Sunday 16 June, 5pm Tickets £21
GYLES BRANDRETH: BREAK A LEG They say all political careers end in tears. In Brandreth’s case it’s tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical. Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers dazzling wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy and hilarious name-dropping.
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MEH Followed by a post show chat
Thursday 20 June, 7.30pm Tickets: £12.50, £11.50 concessions
Mass Epidemic Hysteria: - 1. Spontaneous, en-masse development of physical and/or emotional symptoms among a group of people; 2. A socially contagious frenzy of behaviour in a group as a reaction to an event. 1518, France A woman walks into the street and starts to dance. She is joined by over 200 people all unable to stop, in what has become known as the Dancing Plague. Lasting for over a month, many of these people dance themselves to death. The exact cause is still unknown. 2018, England A girl walks onto the beach and starts to dance. Following their successful performance of 12 Million Volts at The Spring in 2018, award winning physical and visual theatre company The Outbound Project return to explore the unexplained phenomenon of Mass Epidemic Hysteria in this powerful, visceral new piece of work.
Friday 21 June, 8pm Tickets £16
BOOTLEG BOSS The Bootleg Boss is the real deal. A Springsteen fan who has lived and breathed the spirit of the New Jersey landscape and delivers the timeless music of The Boss. From the early days of Greetings from Asbury Park through Born to Run, The River and later albums, the Bootleg Boss gives 100% commitment in an amazing show with his E Street Band of seasoned musicians. Filled with passion, Bootleg Boss was raised on Rock and Roll. It’s in his blood. Seated and standing tickets available.
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Saturday 22 June, 4pm Tickets: £8, £7 for groups of four or more
MEGSON FAMILY FOLK SHOW Organic, Authentic & Fun Folk Concerts for Big & Little Music Connoisseurs.
Award-winning folk duo Megson blend their infectious mix of heavenly vocals and lush harmonies into a gentle, entertaining concert specially for children, featuring children’s folk songs old and new from their ‘When I was a Lad’ album. Recommended for pre-school children and their families and friends
“I really liked dancing with my sisters at the front and popping the bubbles! It was REALLY exciting. I want to see them again!” Phoebe (Aged 3)
MEGSON Four times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the Spiral Earth Awards Megson, aka Stu & Debbie Hanna, draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a truly unique brand of folk music.
Saturday 22 June, 8pm Tickets: £16, £15 concessions
The husband and wife duo have gained fame on the British folk scene not only for their arresting and intelligent songwriting but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour. As fRoots Magazine puts it “if you don’t like the music here then you have a problem.” Last here in 2015, we’re delighted to welcome Megson back to The Spring with a tour to accompany their new album CONTRADICSHUN.
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ROLL UP, ROLL UP!
Roll Up, Roll Up! is our very special summer 2019 outdoor event.
Sunday 23 June, 11am – 4.30pm FREE
This year we’re heading to Emsworth Recreation Ground for a day of free performances, workshops and spectacular sights! Featuring live street theatre, music and our very special Playground of Illusions, this is a day of fun for the whole family. Keep an eye on our website and social media accounts for further information. And prepare to be amazed! Roll Up, Roll Up! is part of Beyond the Walls, the Spring’s outreach programme of creative events and opportunities across Havant Borough.
Jeeves and Wooster in
PERFECT NONSENSE Adapted by The Goodale Brothers
Wed 26 - Sat 29 June, 7.30pm Sat 29 June, 2.30pm Tickets: £12
HumDrum are back at The Spring this summer with P G Wodehouse’s most famous creations, Jeeves and Wooster, in David and Robert Goodale’s 2013 pastiche. Determined to recount his recent adventures in the form of a one-man show, Bertie Wooster enlists both his faithful butler, Jeeves and his valet, Seppings to help with… well, everything, really. Bertie being Bertie, however, nothing is going to go to plan… Following their successful The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged), The Hound of the Baskervilles and The 39 Steps, HumDrum return to small-scale mayhem and promise an evening of laughter with this Olivier Awardwinning play. The amateur rights are by kind permission of Nick Hern Books Ltd
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SPIES & SABOTEURS:
Thursday 27 June, 7.45pm
German Covert Operations against British Naval Bases during the era of the Great War
Talk by Philip Macdougall In the Harrison Room In the years before World War One a newly formed naval branch of the Kaiser’s secret service attempted to gather information on naval developments in Britain – including Portsmouth. In this talk Philip MacDougall will examine the spies working in the Navy and the dockyard who provided details of their secret work to the Nachrichten Abteilung, often known as N.
Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 July, 7.30pm Tickets: £12, Under 18s £6 Tuesday 2 July: Buy one get one half price
THE MIKADO Havant Light Opera present one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most well-known works – The Mikado. The opera lampoons aspects of Victorian Britain’s politics and aristocracy disguised by its setting in exotic Japan. The story is a tangled web of intrigue, false identities, love and marriage with the threat of execution for ﬂirting overshadowing all involved. A complex satire characterised by clever wordplay, memorable tunes, colourful costumes and endearing characters has resulted in a show that has been popular with audiences for well over a century.
Saturday 6 July, 1pm Free
DIELLE, JOHN GLEADALL AND CHRIS WOOD In the Gallery Inspired by great songwriters such as Joni Mitchell and Carole King and harmony vocal acts like The Hollies and The Eagles, John, Chris and DiElle celebrate the art of song, coming together from all corners of the music industry.
Music Bites are free, informal gigs in our cafe. Enjoy the music over a delicious lunch or drink. THESPRING.CO.UK 21
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Thursday 11 July, 7.15pm BOOK GROUP:
Tickets £6 including a glass of wine or soft drink
THE KING’S WITCH by Tracy Borman In the Garden Room A compelling story of corruption, suspicion and danger. Set at the heart of James I’s court, this novel casts a sharp new light onto one of the most dramatic periods of British history. Peter Hammond will lead the discussion. Join Tracy Borman on Tuesday 7 May for her talk on this book in the theatre. This event was rescheduled after snow in February. Tickets are available for £12.50, £11.50 concessions. Other book groups will take place on 9 May and 11 July Tickets; £6 including a glass of wine or soft drink
Thursday 11 – Saturday 20 July, 7.30pm, Saturday 13 July, 2.30pm Tickets: £11, £9 concessions. Thursday 11 July: buy one get one half price Bench Members and Friends free
THE DEEP BLUE SEA Bench Theatre present Terence Rattigan’s exquisitely crafted masterpiece about the inequality of desire. A run-down tenement ﬂat in North-West London. A single day in 1951. Hester Collyer has left her wealthy husband - a man she can’t love the way she wants - to live with an ex-RAF pilot, a man who can’t love her the way she needs. Left emotionally stranded, she can’t see a way forward and going back is unbearable. She’s stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea. As the day unravels, some desperate decisions need to be made. This amateur production of ‘The Deep Blue Sea’ is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.
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Thursday 18 July. 7.45pm Tickets: £6.50
SEX, VIOLENCE AND ALCOHOL: SOME AFTEREFFECTS OF THE GREAT WAR Talk by Dr Frances Hurd In the Harrison Room Dr Frances Hurd explores the lives of three former WW1 servicemen and compares them with modern case studies recorded by the Combat Stress charity.
Monday 22 July, 8pm Tickets: £9, £8 concessions
Local comedian James Alderson hosts a night of brand new comedy material. The headliner is yet to be conﬁrmed but James has brought top comedians such as Zoe Lyons and Dane Baptiste to The Spring for previous James Alderson presents... shows. The headliner will be joined by a selection of other comedians. Line-up subject to change. Recommended for ages 18+
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Join us throughout August for these special events in our café. The café is open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 3pm. Hot food is available until 2.30pm.
Wednesdays from 11am
CUPCAKE DECORATING Help us celebrate our tenth anniversary by decorating birthday cupcakes to eat immediately or take home to share with family and friends. Cupcakes can be purchased from the café and a table of special treats and decorations will be available for you to make them look really special.
Thursdays from 11am
CREAM TEA SPECIAL Mondays, 12noon – 1pm
THE FB POCKET ORCHESTRA Our favourite blues, ragtime and hot jazz band are back for open rehearsals in the café. These informal acoustic sessions give the band an invaluable chance to try new pieces and practise their favourites from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Come and listen for free. No tickets are required. (Please note we are closed on Monday 26 August)
Tuesdays from 11am
Our delicious homemade scones are back every Thursday as part of our special cream tea offer. Enjoy a cup of tea or ﬁlter coffee alongside a homemade scone with jam and fresh clotted cream for only £4. Or try one our savoury cream teas with cheese scone and apple chutney.
Fridays from 11am
IT’S NEARLY SUNDAE We’re celebrating our friends at Northney Dairy by using their delicious ice-creams as the basis for some tasty treats. We’ll be using fruit, sauces and more to create some really special sundaes…. every Friday.
We’ll be using sweet treats and local, seasonal fruits to make a delicious new cheesecake each week. Get them before they’ve gone!
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Saturdays, 1pm – 2.30pm
And Every Day
AUGUST MUSIC BITES
Every day throughout August we’ll be offering an enhanced children’s menu including scrambled eggs, beans on toast and homemade sausage rolls, served with beans or veg sticks. Kids lunchboxes will also be available for only £3.50 each and contain a carton of drink, half a sandwich, a packet of crisps, cake bar and cherry tomatoes.
Music Bites are free informal performances in our café. Come along to hear music from local performers whilst enjoying a delicious lunch or drink.
3 August: Pleasantville Pleasantville return to The Spring with their blend of original material, country covers, blues standards and occasional off-the-wall surprises
10 August: Tim Cheatle Guitarist and composer Tim Cheatle has performed at festivals including the London Guitar Festival, Celtic Connections, InTheCity Manchester and the Victorious Festival in Portsmouth.
17 August: Lily Garland Lily is an award-winning country music singer from Portsmouth. She was nominated for two UK Country Music Awards in 2017 and won the 2018 Best Solo Act at the Portsmouth Guide Awards.
24 August: John Meriton Observer of life and teller of stories, John is a singer/ songwriter from Emsworth, whose songs tell life as he sees it; real people, places, emotions and experiences.
31 August: Improv Jazz If you like your Jazz standards and enjoy tapping your feet and snapping your ﬁngers, then come and listen to Impro Jazz. A group of amateur musicians living in the South of Hampshire who enjoy playing the melodies you know and love.
Northney Ice Cream is available to buy at the café. We will also be offering a selection of delicious smoothies, milkshakes and homemade lemonade to help keep you cool over the summer. Don’t forget most of our food and drink is available to take away in recyclable packaging and we’re part of the Water Reﬁll Scheme, making us the perfect stop off before your walk down the Hayling Billy trail or your trip to the beach.
From Monday 1 July
BUMPER BEACH BOOK SALE Come and purchase a good read for your holiday or just for pleasure at home. Second hand books, a range of ﬁction, non-ﬁction, children’s books and DVDs, will be available to buy in our gallery from 1 July until the beginning of September at very reasonable prices. If you have any unwanted books or DVDs you’d like to donate please drop them in to us from the beginning of June. All monies from the book sale go directly towards The Spring (Registered Charity 297353) and our work.
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FILMS Ticket Prices: Film Matinees: £8, £7 concessions including a tea or ﬁlter coffee and biscuits in the interval Evening Films: £8, £7 concessions including £1 off any bar purchase before the ﬁlm Forget Me Not Cinema: £4.50 including a tea or ﬁlter coffee Family Films: £6
Wednesday 15 May, 1.45pm & 7.30pm
Wednesday 5 June, 1.45pm & 7.30pm
TULIP FEVER (15)
THE FAVOURITE (15)
Set in 17th Century Amsterdam, a young married woman begins an affair with the artist commissioned to paint her portrait. Starring Alicia Vikander with Judi Dench in a supporting role
Wednesday 1 May, 1.45pm & 7.30pm
FIRST MAN (12A) 50 years after the moon landings, this ﬁlm follows the true story of Neil Armstrong and the decade leading to the historic Apollo 11 ﬂight. Starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy
Friday 7 June, 7.45pm
THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING
A fantasy romance from 1946 in which an RAF pilot must argue for his life in a celestial trial after a mix-up sees him survive a fall from his plane. Celebrated as one of the greatest British ﬁlms, this screening will be followed by a discussion led by Professor Sue Harper. Starring David Niven, Kim Hunter and Marcus Goring
Wednesday 22 May, 1.45pm
WIDOWS (15) Four women with nothing in common except debt left by their dead husbands’ criminal activities take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. Directed by Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) Starring Viola Davis and Liam Neeson Followed by a post screening chat.
Wednesday 8 May, 1.45pm & 7.30pm
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (12A)
(12A) In the Langstone Room Exploring the contemporary art world, this documentary examines the role of art in today’s society. Featuring collectors, dealers, auctioneers and artists, the ﬁlm holds a mirror up to contemporary values and the dynamics at play in pricing the priceless. Followed by a post screening chat.
Wednesday 12 June, 1.45pm & 7.30pm
Friday 3 May, 7.45pm In the Harrison Room
favourite. Starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz
Saturday 18 May, 1.45pm
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (Vintage Screening) Please note, the food in our café is made freshly to order and is very popular before our matinee screenings. We therefore cannot guarantee that orders placed after 1pm on busy days will be ready before the start of the ﬁlm. Programme subject to change.
In the 18th Century court of Queen Anne, Lady Sarah and new servant Abigail compete to become the
A historical British drama telling the story of the infamous 1819 massacre at a pro-democracy rally in Manchester. Starring Rory Kinnear and Maxine Peake
Wednesday 29 May, 1.45pm & 7.30pm
MARY POPPINS RETURNS (U)
The magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difﬁcult time. Starring Emily Blunt, Ben Whishaw, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep and Colin Firth
After marrying a successful Parisian, writer Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette is transplanted from her home in rural France to Paris. After writing a successful best seller for her husband she ﬁghts to get her own name recognized. Starring Keira Knightley and Dominic West
Wednesday 19 June, 1.45pm & 7.30pm
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (15) The true story of the turbulent life of Mary Stuart and her rivalry with Elizabeth I, which sees her assert her claim to the English throne threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history. Starring Margot Robbie and David Tennant
An award-winning and thrilling celebration of the music of Queen and the extraordinary story of Freddie Mercury, their legendary frontman. Starring Rami Malek
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Wednesday 26 June, 1.45pm
Friday 5 July, 7.45pm
STAN AND OLLIE (PG)
THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN (12A)
Laurel & Hardy, one of the world’s great comedy teams, set out on a variety hall tour of Britain. Diminished by age and with their golden days now behind them, they face an uncertain future. This ﬁlm is a portrait of the most tender and poignant of creative marriages. Starring Steve Coogan and John C Reilly
Friday 28 June, 7.45pm
In the Harrison Room Based on the true story of American criminal Forrest Tucker, whose audacious escape from prison at the age of 70 and subsequent heists, confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek Followed by a post screening chat.
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS
Wednesday 10 July, 1.45pm
In the Harrison Room
An ItalianAmerican bouncer is hired to drive a world-class black pianist on a concert tour. Confronted with racism and danger they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. Starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali
This award-winning documentary examines the incredible true story of triplets who ﬁnd each other after being separated at birth and go on to become minor American celebrities. In an examination of their story the ﬁlm uncovers some uncomfortable truths about the nature v nurture argument. How much agency do we really have against our genes? This ﬁlm has been rescheduled from 3 April. The ﬁlm will be followed by a post screening discussion led by Steve Murray.
Wednesday 3 July, 1.45pm
Our Forget Me Not ﬁlm series is a chance to enjoy classic movies and musicals in a friendly and relaxed environment. They are particularly suitable for people with dementia and their carers but everyone is welcome!
Monday 3 June. 11am
KING SOLOMON’S MINES (1937)
GREEN BOOK (12A)
Wednesday 17 July, 1.45pm
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME (15) The true story of Lee Israel, the best-selling 1970s and 80s celebrity biographer. When she ﬁnds herself unable to get published she turns to an unlikely source of income, forging celebrity letters. Starring Melissa McCarthy and Richard E Grant
Monday 1 July, 11am
Wednesday 24 July, 1.45pm & 7.30pm A 1960s family is torn apart when Jerry loses his job and decides to leave the family home to help ﬁght forest ﬁres. His wife Jeanette is left to fend for herself and their teenage son. Starring Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal
ALL IS TRUE (12A)
Following Shakespeare in his retirement as he grapples with crises including the ﬁre at The Globe and the death of his son Hamnet. Directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh with Judi Dench and Ian McKellen
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SATURDAY MORNING FILMS Family ﬁlms screened monthly on a Saturday morning Tickets are just £6 each.
FAMILY WORKSHOPS Our family workshops take place in school holidays and are designed for families to spend time together getting creative. Sessions include games, crafts and lots of fun and accompanying adults are asked to join in.
Saturday 11 May, 10.30am
THE LITTLE MERMAID (PG)
Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 May, 10.00am – 11.30am
AROUND THE WORLD IN 90 MINUTES! Join us for a First Class adventure around the world, travelling to distant lands and learning how other people live. Create your very own Spring Passport and collect the stamps from the four corners of the world! Recommended for ages 4 – 7. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A live action fantasy adventure. A young reporter and his niece discover an enchanting creature they believe to be a real mermaid.
£2.50 per child including a free tea/coffee and squash.
Saturday 15 June, 10.30am
MOWGLI: THE LEGEND OF THE JUNGLE (12A)
This workshop is the perfect chance to get excited about your summer holidays and our performance of Noisy Holiday on Saturday 1 June (see page 13 for details). Book Around the World in 90 Minutes and Noisy Holiday together for only £9.
Mowgli has never truly belonged in either the wilds of the jungle or the civilized world of man. Now he must navigate the inherent dangers of each on a journey to discover where he truly belongs.
Saturday 20 July, 10.30am
THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING (PG)
A young boy faces his destiny after ﬁnding King Arthur’s famous Excalibur sword and forming a new Round Table in a battle against a medieval menace. Starring James Cordon.
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WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS >ONE-OFF Our one-off workshops are a great way to relax and have fun while learning a new creative skill. Saturday 8 June, 1pm – 3pm
YOU’VE BEEN FRAMED! Tutor: Nic Cowper
You’ve created the masterpiece and booked the exhibition, but now you need to present your work in a way that makes it easy for people to buy: framed. Join artist and workshop tutor Nic Cowper for this fun session where he’ll share the tips and workarounds to help get your artwork presented in a way that is affordable and desirable. He’ll show you how to cut your own mount, how to get best value when using a professional framer and share his tips for making the most of cheaper frames. £10
Saturday 13 July, 10am – 12noon
INTRODUCTION TO LIFE DRAWING Tutor: Jules Roper BA
Join Jules for an introduction to the techniques of life drawing. This is an opportunity to practise existing drawing techniques and develop more whilst working with a professional life model. Experimental mark-making using a wide range of media will deﬁnitely be encouraged! £20, £18 concessions
Saturday 3 August, 10am – 3pm
UPCYCLING FURNITURE Tutor: Julie D’Arcy
Learn how to renovate small pieces of furniture with artist Julie D’Arcy who will take you through a brief history of chalk painting and other techniques. Come along to gain conﬁdence with the basic painting techniques and feel enthused and ready to go home and try on your own! Please bring along a small piece of furniture such as a mirror, wooden tray, lamp stand or small side table and all the other materials will be provided. This workshop will be messy so please wear suitable clothes. £60
Friday 24 May 10am, 10.30am, 11am and 11.30am
PIANO PRACTICE TIME In the theatre
We are offering four local pianists the opportunity to come and practise on this special instrument that is played by our visiting artists. This is an opportunity to practise your piano playing in our theatre, but without an audience! Each session can be booked by one amateur player and will last for 30 mins.
Image: Nic Cowper
In 2018 our supporters raised over £12,000 to help The Spring buy our new piano. Our Yamaha C3 is a professional grade instrument like those found in recording studios, major concert halls and conservatoires across the world.
Free but please book in advance
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WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS WEEKLY Led by expert tutors our weekly workshops offer you the chance to learn or develop artistic skills in a relaxed and friendly environment. Our Essential sessions offer a great introduction to basic skills while our project sessions are aimed at those with more experience who are looking to develop their skills with some specialist support from our tutors. The term is a ten week term (9 weeks for Monday classes due to bank holiday), divided into the following blocks. Block 1: w/c 29 April – w/c 20 May Day MONDAYS
Half Term break: w/c 27 May Block 2: w/c 3 June – w/c 8 July 6 May is a bank holiday and The Spring is closed. Therefore classes which take place on Mondays will run for a 9 week term. The full term can be booked in advance at the price below or in two blocks (4 weeks and 6 weeks). A discount applies if the whole term is booked in one go. Unless stated otherwise, classes require you to bring your own materials. Please visit www.thespring.co.uk/ take-part or contact the Box Ofﬁce for a materials list.
10am – 12noon
1pm – 3pm
Life Drawing Essentials Pastels Essentials
TUESDAYS Drawing Projects
Free Art Space Thursdays (to 12.30pm)
DRAWING ESSENTIALS Mondays, 10am – 12noon Tutor: Jules Roper BA £90, £81 concessions (£99, £90 concessions if booked in two blocks) 9 week term Delve into the wonderful world of illustration in this course covering the exciting basics of drawing. You will have the chance to explore and experiment with shape and form, and then use shade and tone to create realistic images.
LIFE DRAWING ESSENTIALS Mondays, 1 – 3pm Tutor: Jules Roper BA £108, £99 concessions (£117, £108 concs if booked in two blocks) 9 week term Join Jules in this great opportunity to practise and develop your life drawing techniques and style. In this workshop, you will have the chance to experiment with mark-making and media-working with professional life models in a variety of poses.
Image: Jules Roper BA
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PASTELS ESSENTIALS Tuesdays, 1 – 3pm Tutor: Robyn Cheyne BA £100, £90 concs (£110, £100 concs if booked in 2 blocks) Discover the versatility and potential of soft and pencil pastels. Learn a wide range of techniques and styles covering a variety of themes and subjects. Join Robyn for a chance to experience pastels for the ﬁrst time or to develop your skills further.
WATERCOLOUR ESSENTIALS Fridays, 10am – 12noon or Saturdays, 10am – 12noon Tutor: Nic Cowper £100, £90 concs (£110, £100 concs if booked in 2 blocks) Start your watercolour journey in this introduction to this expressive medium. Get to grips with fundamentals of paint, water and paper and develop your understanding of the wonderful opportunities watercolour offers.
DRAWING PROJECTS Wednesdays, 10am – 12noon Tutor: Jules Roper BA £100, £90 concs (£110, £100 concs if booked in 2 blocks) This class is aimed at those who have either completed Drawing Essentials or have a little more conﬁdence and wish to develop their work and techniques. By experimenting with media and exploring a variety of artists you will be encouraged to try new approaches to a range of subject matter. Whether it is practicing your observational skills or discovering a new style of work, come try something new.
WATERCOLOUR PROJECTS Wednesdays, 1 – 3pm Tutor: Nic Cowper
Image: Robyn Cheyne
£100, £90 concs (£110, £100 concs if booked in 2 blocks) This class is aimed at those with a little more conﬁdence who are looking to develop their work. Stretch your skills and reﬁne your watercolour style through analysis and experimentation. Take a look at your work with a slightly different perspective, try something new and step outside your comfort zone – you’ll ﬁnd some surprising results...
FREE ART SPACE THURSDAYS Thursday in term time, 10am – 12.30pm On Thursday mornings during term time we open up our Art Space for anyone who would like the chance to use our equipment and space for free. Come and use a range of art materials while having a chat with our friendly volunteers. Supported by The Arts Society Portsdown
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EXHIBITIONS All exhibitions are open during our standard opening times and entry is free. Monday 1 April – Saturday 29 June
KENWOOD IN HAVANT In the Mezzanine Gallery The kitchen appliance manufacturer Kenwood moved its entire operation from Woking to Havant in 1962 and has been a major employer in the town ever since. Our exhibition will tell the story of Kenwood and the iconic products that helped spark a domestic revolution in Britain in the 1950s and 1960s. The exhibition will include a documentary ﬁlm including interviews with former and current employees, who will tell stories about their working and social lives at Kenwood and track the way the company has developed since it ﬁrst arrived in New Lane more than half a century ago. Wednesday 24 July – Friday 11 October Open Exhibition
TEN In the Sadler Gallery A dual celebration of The Spring’s tenth anniversary and the wealth of local talent in Havant and the surrounding region! Local artists, amateurs and enthusiasts will have submitted work, in all mediums, on the theme of ten and their work will be celebrated in this special exhibition in our main Sadler Gallery. To enter your work into our Open Exhibition please visit: www.thespring.co.uk/exhibitions/ Monday 22 July – Saturday 31 August
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! In the Mezzanine Gallery In celebration of The Spring’s tenth Birthday you’re invited to a very special party! Make and post us a card, take part in party games, learn some fun Birthday facts and of course there will be cake! This self-led, interactive exhibition is designed for children aged 8 and under, and their families and is a free activity running throughout the summer holidays.
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MUSEUM AND HERITAGE THE SPRING’S HERITAGE CENTRE Our accredited museum celebrates the history of Havant Borough, its people and stories. The Spring’s Heritage Centre is open: Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 4pm, or later when there is an evening performance. Entry is free. Featuring: • Museum gallery • Artefacts telling the social history of Havant • Local archaeology cabinet • 1950s kitchen • Local history research room • Mezzanine gallery • Havant Local History group. Meetings held on the ﬁrst Saturday of the month (except August) 10am – 11.15am • Free genealogy appointments Appointments available Tuesdays 11am – 1pm with genealogist Christine Russell and Fridays 10am – 12.30pnm with genealogist and local historian Ann Grifﬁths To book an appointment please contact Faith Davies, Participation Ofﬁcer at email@example.com or call 028 9224 9062 www.thespring.co.uk/heritage
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CLASSES & HIRES
Sunday 10 June | 7.30pm Tickets £15
ROCKSCHOOL Wednesdays, 4.30pm – 6.30pm 1 – 22 May and 5 June - 17 July Ages 10 – 19 Rockschool is a place where you can meet people with similar interests and musicians of all calibres. It is a laid back, chilled environment where everyone is welcome. Learn to play a new instrument, write songs and lay down tracks in the studio. Rockschool is run by Music Fusion, a charity delivering music projects in Havant and the surrounding region. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
BODY CONTROL PILATES
ELGAR AND THE BACH REVIVAL
Presented by The Elgar Society Southern Branch Saturday 4 May, 2pm Elgar admired Hubert Parry, and publicly acknowledged the debt that he, in particular, and the English in general, owed to him. Violinist Rupert Marshall-Luck has recently recorded a triple-disc set of Parry’s complete music for violin and piano, and is also currently engaged on a long-term project to edit all Elgar’s violin music. In his talk he will discuss and demonstrate the various differences between Parry and Elgar’s violin compositions, and will reveal what their writing can tell us about contemporary playing styles and characteristics.
Wednesdays, 11am Led by Gillian Burn 24 April – 22 May, 5 June – 17 July and 31 July – 14 August Relax, unwind and strengthen your body. For further information, please contact Mrs. Wendy Pilates helps to strengthen and tone muscles, Wiseman, Branch Secretary on 01590 626516 or improve posture, balance and ﬂexibility and email email@example.com helps you have a longer, leaner and stronger body. Gillian trained with the Body Control Pilates Academy and has been teaching for over 15 years. Suitable for beginners and intermediates. Numbers are limited to enable individual attention and all equipment (mats etc) is provided. For further information please contact Gillian on 07831 526531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ROOM HIRE The Spring has a number of rooms available for hire. If you’re looking for space for a performance, conference, meeting or party we can help! We can also provide catering to keep your guests happy. For further information please contact email@example.com
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The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre Membership The Spring is a registered charity no. 297353 Have you considered becoming a member? Members are very special to The Spring and in return for their support they enjoy invitations to special events and season introductions by Sophie, early views of the season brochure with the chance to book early, and e-newsletters about our work. They even get to vote at our AGM! To ﬁnd out more about how you can support The Spring please ask at the box ofﬁce or visit www.thespring.co.uk / support-us Membership is just £12 per year or £20 for a joint membership.
Havant Borough Community Lottery The Spring is registered as a good cause in the Havant Borough Community Lottery. Tickets are £1 per week and for every ticket sold through The Spring’s page, 50p goes directly to The Spring, plus a further amount goes towards other good causes in the Borough. If you would like to support The Spring and be in with a chance of winning £25,000, visit www.havantlottery.co.uk and search for ‘The Spring’ to ﬁnd our page, or call 023 9319 0011.
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BOOKING INFORMATION BOOK YOUR TICKETS
PHONE: 023 9247 2700 ONLINE: www.thespring.co.uk IN PERSON:
You can book online, in person at the Box Ofﬁce or by phone. Tickets can be posted out at a charge of £1. For group bookings every eleventh ticket is free – please contact the Box Ofﬁce. All information supplied at the point of booking is held in accordance with The Spring’s Data Protection Policy.
Some areas of our building are less accessible than others for wheelchair users but we will endeavour to make your visit enjoyable. There are a limited number of wheelchair spaces available in the theatre. Please let the Box Ofﬁce know if you require an accessible seat or wheelchair space when booking, and remember tickets are free for essential companions. An Induction Loop is installed in the theatre to assist those with a hearing impairment. Registered assistance dogs are welcome. An adapted toilet with baby changing facilities is available. A large print version of this brochure is available on request.
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre 56 East Street, Havant PO9 1BS For general enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 9224 9065
Opening Hours Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm or later when there is an evening performance. Saturday 10am – 4pm and one hour before an evening performance. The Spring is closed on Sundays and bank holidays except for speciﬁc performances.
Theatre Seating Our theatre seating is raked. Accessible seating and wheelchair spaces are available in Rows E1 – 5 and D6 – 10. Please note that rows D and E are not on raked seating.
Refunds / Exchanges Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. If an event is sold out we are happy to try to resell your ticket and, if successful, will refund you the ticket price minus a 20% admin fee.
Discounts / Concessions Where stated, concessions are available for under 18s, students, over 65s or retired, people in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based), Income Support, Employment Support Allowance (Support Component) or Personal Independence Payment. Discounts must be requested at the time of booking and may not be applied to tickets already purchased. Essential companions are entitled to free tickets.
All information given was correct on going to press. The Spring reserves the right to make alterations as necessary.
How to ﬁnd us: By train Havant Station is less than a 10-minute walk from The Spring, with direct links to London Waterloo and Victoria, Portsmouth, Southampton, and Chichester. Call 0845 748 4950 for more details or visit nationalrail.co.uk.
By bus The number 700, 27, 28 and 28a all stop directly outside The Spring.
By car The Spring is less than 5 minutes drive from the A27 which links Southampton, Portsmouth and Chichester. The M27 and A3(M) are only 10 minutes away. We recommend leaving the M27 at the A259 Emsworth junction and following signs to Havant.
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George’s Street Car Park.
Parking The Spring is next to a Havant Borough Council Pay and Display car park, but spaces in this car park can ﬁll up quickly. Parking charges apply Monday to Saturday 8am – 6pm and is free after 6pm. At the end of the car park is a private parking area. This is usually available for evening visitors to use. If this applies there will be a sign making it clear that our customers can use the private car park. The private area is not available for parking during the day.
Please leave plenty of time for parking or consider coming by public transport.
Parking for Blue Badge holders Blue Badge holders can use the Pay and Display car park at the bottom of the slope for free when displaying their badge. Cars displaying a Blue Badge can also be parked on double-yellow lines in adjoining streets (closest are Town Hall Road and Beechworth Road), for up to three hours.
There are two other council car parks a few minutes walk away - East Pallant Car Park and Prince The Spring is proud to work with our Residents and Partners:
Music Fusion www.musicfusion.org.uk
Bench Theatre www.benchtheatre.org.uk
Havant Light Opera www.havantlightopera.co.uk
Dynamo Youth Theatre www.dyt.org.uk
Registered Charity Number: 297353
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APRIL/MAY Tue 30
THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE: FAUST
1.45pm & 7.30pm
FILM: FIRST MAN
JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH
2pm & 3.30pm
KENWOOD IN HAVANT - FILM PREMIERE
DAVID LOUGH: IN SEARCH OF CHURCHILL
11am & 2.30pm
THE BUREAU OF UNTOLD STORIES
TRACEY BORMAN: THE KING’S WITCH
1.45pm & 7.30pm
FILM: BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
BOOK GROUP: THE CHILDREN ACT BY IAN MCEWAN
NT LIVE: ALL ABOUT EVE
LIFE AFTER SHERLOCK
FAMILY FILM: THE LITTLE MERMAID
MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH
MARTIN TURNER: WISHBONE GOLD TOUR
NTLIVE: ALL MY SONS
1.45pm & 7.30pm
FILM: TULIP FEVER
THE FRONT ROOM
THE BUDAPEST CAFÉ ORCHESTRA
JAMES ROWLAND: TEAM VIKING
FILM: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH
SOUNDS OF SIMON
2pm & 7.30pm
MATTHEW BOURNE’S SWAN LAKE
CLAIRE MARTIN: BELIEVIN’ IT
PETER RHODES PIANO RECITAL
HUNTING IN THE NEW FOREST: THE SPORT OF KINGS AND ROGUES BY GALE GOULD
WALK OF SHAME II
1.45pm & 7.30pm
FILM: MARY POPPINS RETURNS
JAMES ROWLAND: A HUNDRED DIFFERENT WORDS FOR LOVE
KID CARPET NOISY HOLIDAY
CHRIS MCCAUSLAND: SPEAKY BLINDER
KING SOLOMON’S MINES
JAMES ALDERSON PRESENTS…
1.45pm & 7.30pm
FILM: THE FAVOURITE
DO YOU THINK THAT’S WISE?
FILM: THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING
KIKI DEE & CARMELO LUGGERI: AN ACOUSTIC JOURNEY
12 - 1pm
MUSIC BITES: CROSSING THE LINE
THE LISTENING ROOM
LET’S GET QUIZZICAL
THE ROYAL BALLET: ROMEO AND JULIET
1.45pm & 7.30pm
BOOK GROUP: THE TOBACCONIST BY ROBERT SEETHALER
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JAMES ROWLAND: REVELATIONS
FAMILY FILM: MOWGLI
GYLES BRANDRETH: BREAK A LEG!
GYLES BRANDRETH: BREAK A LEG!
1.45pm & 7.30pm
FILM: MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
MEGSON FAMILY FOLK SHOW
11am - 4.30pm
ROLL UP, ROLL UP AT EMSWORTH RECREATION GROUND
FILM: STAN AND OLLIE
Weds 26 – Sat 29
HUMDRUM: JEEVES & WOOSTER: PERFECT NONSENSE
SPIES & SABOTEURS
FILM: THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS
HUMDRUM: JEEVES & WOOSTER: PERFECT NONSENSE
FORGET ME NOT FILM: OKLAHOMA!
Tue 2 – Sat 6
HLO: THE MIKADO
FILM: THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN
MUSIC BITES: DIELLE, JOHN GLEADALL AND CHRIS WOOD
FILM: GREEN BOOK
BOOK GROUP: THE KING’S WITCH BY TRACY BORMAN
Thu 11 – Sat 13
BENCH: THE DEEP BLUE SEA
BENCH: THE DEEP BLUE SEA
NORTHERN BALLET: VICTORIA
NT LIVE: SMALL ISLAND
FILM: CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
Wed 17 – Sat 20
BENCH: THE DEEP BLUE SEA
SEX, VIOLENCE AND ALCOHOL: THE AFTER-EFFECTS OF THE GREAT WAR
FAMILY FILM: THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING
JAMES ALDERSON PRESENTS…
1.45pm & 7.30pm
FILM: ALL IS TRUE
MUSIC BITES: PLEASANTVILLE
THE FB POCKET ORCHESTRA IN THE CAFE
MUSIC BITES: TIM CHEATLE
THE FB POCKET ORCHESTRA IN THE CAFE
MUSIC BITES: LILY GARLAND
THE FB POCKET ORCHESTRA IN THE CAFE
MUSIC BITES: JOHN MERITON
MUSIC BITES: IMPROV JAZZ BY STEVE BULLEN
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Jewellery Accessories Homewares Local food and drinks Guest displays from artisan producers
Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm and during evening events.
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