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This summer season marks our first full season as an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation and the start of some exciting new plans that will take place over the next four years. Following on from the success of last year’s Beyond the Walls event Havant at Home, we’re heading down to Hayling Island this summer for a day Beside the Seaside! We are also continuing our immersive Beyond the Stage programme with Match Day, an evening full of sporting fun and games and a fantastic performance of Little Women, Big Balls. Our summer season also includes a number of pianothemed events as part of our Grand Piano Appeal. We want to increase the quality and diversity of music events that we offer to you, but to do so, we need to purchase a new piano. To help our fundraising efforts, we have programmed two unique piano recitals this season. Plus, Alistair McGowan is continuing the piano theme with a warm-up performance of his new show Introductions to Classical Piano - tickets will be snapped up for this, so book yours early! See you soon, The Spring Team
The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre Membership The Spring is a small place where big things happen. We place the community at the heart of what we do, and deliver cultural experiences that help to make Havant Borough special. As a registered charity, support from people such as our members is crucial in allowing us to continue the work that we do.
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If you share our passion for arts and heritage and want to support The Spring, then why not become a member for only £12 per year. You will receive benefits including: • • • •
Invitations to special events and season introductions by our Director Early view of the season brochure, giving the opportunity to book in advance of publication Quarterly e-newsletters about our work Voting rights at the AGM
Membership is £12 per year or £20 for a joint membership To find out more and to join, please contact the Box Office or visit our website www.thespring.co.uk/support-us. Thank you.
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< LIVE EVENTS Saturday 5 May, 1pm
INFINITY SESSIONS Music Bites in the Gallery
Infinity Sessions are a group of young women aged 13 – 18 years who meet each week with support from our resident friends Music Fusion. The group is designed to empower, support and uplift young women to find their confidence, their direction and their voice. Join us for an eclectic mix of original songs and covers from this group of emerging young vocalists! Free
Saturday 5 May, 7.30pm
SHAKESPEARE’S LOST WOMEN
Written by Greg Mosse, music by John Gleadall Followed by a post-show chat Shakespeare’s Lost Women charmingly tells the stories of some of the Bard’s forgotten female characters through song and dialogue. Shakespearean actress Deirdre Compton has made a career playing victims and luscious milk maids, fools and clowns. Her mother, on the other hand, manages to land the roles of Desdemona, Titania and Lady Macbeth, and it is safe to say that Deidre and her mother do not get on! Enjoy this one-woman play accompanied by live music from local musician John Gleadall.
“An allencompassing performance... and marvellous music hall style numbers.”
The Petersfield Post
Tickets £12.50, £11.50 concessions
Thursday 10 May, 7.15pm
BOOK GROUP: DAYS WITHOUT END by Sebastian Barry
Days without End by Sebastian Barry, which won the Costa Book of the Year Award 2016, tells the story of Tom McNulty, a young Irish immigrant in America. The judges claimed it “a miracle of a book – both epic and intimate – that manages to create spaces for love and safety in the noise and chaos of history.” Valerie Bird, Spring trustee and writer, will lead the discussion. Tickets £6 including a glass of wine or soft drink
Saturday 12 May, 11.30am
Sourpuss is a very grumpy, ginger cat. When shut out of the house he feels lost and confused, but the beautiful garden soon intrigues him. Watch Sourpuss on his journey of discovery and enjoy learning the secrets of the great outdoors. From buzzing bees to a chirpy robin, stinky rubbish and vibrant flowers, this playful adventure is a feast for little eyes featuring string and shadow puppets beautifully crafted by hand. Recommended for ages 3 – 8, although all little ones and their families should enjoy this visual show Running time 40 minutes Tickets £8, £7 groups of four or more
Saturday 12 May, 8pm
SOUNDS OF SIMON A TRIBUTE TO SIMON AND GARFUNKEL From Sounds of Silence to The Rhythm of the Saints
The ever-popular Sounds of Simon are back this year with their tribute to the wonderful music of Paul Simon, through his years as one half of Simon and Garfunkel and the enduring success of his solo career. With video clips, stories, and memories from over the last 50+ years, this is a wonderful show filled with excellent music, nostalgia, and a genuine love for some great musicians. Tickets £16, £15 concessions
Monday 14 May, 8pm
JAMES ALDERSON PRESENTS… Local comedian and host James Alderson is bringing you two nights of new comedy this summer season, kicking off with Lloyd Griffith headlining. Lloyd will be here fresh from his sell-out tour; he has provided tour support for Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett, and is host of Sky’s Soccer AM. Four other comedians will be joining Lloyd to test out new material. Recommended for ages 18+ Tickets £9, £8 concessions Line-up subject to change.
...a night of brand new material!
Host of Sky’s Soccer AM and tour support for Jack Whitehall and Rob Beckett ...and fresh from his sell out UK tour!
+ 4 more comedians and hosted by comedian James Alderson
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Thursday 17 May, 7.30pm
INTERACTIVE PIANO RECITAL WITH STEVE CHRISTIE
Acclaimed pianist and composer Steve Christie – the pianist for The Spitfire Sisters – will be performing a unique participative piano recital to help raise money for The Spring to purchase a new grand piano! In this interactive show, Steve will take audience requests for songs that he will perform in an astounding medley. In a new venture for The Spring, part of this recital will also be broadcast live on social media. Steve has previously given interactive performances featuring themes such as The Beatles, TV Theme Tunes, 80s Hits, Kate Bush, Jazz Standards and Elvis Costello! Tickets £10 A percentage of the proceeds from this performance will be donated to The Spring’s Grand Piano Appeal
GRAND PIANO FUNDRAISER Friday 18 May, 7.30pm
A NECESSARY WOMAN Presented by Clair / Obscur Followed by a post-show chat Sunday 2 April 1911. Census Night. The Government continues to ignore the burning question of female suffrage. Women up and down the country prepare to avoid and evade the census as a protest and challenge to authority. “No Vote, No Census!” is their battle cry. Suffragette Emily Davison is hiding in a cleaning cupboard, in the crypt beneath the Palace of Westminster. Emily plans a daring act in Parliament for Monday morning, but with a greater police presence and security tighter than usual, will she achieve her ambition before she’s caught and returned to prison? Based on a true event to celebrate the 2018-suffrage centenary, this show is written and performed by Deborah Clair and Philippa Urquhart and directed by Dominique Gerrard. Tickets £13, £12 concessions Our Open Exhibition is on the theme of Women, Suffrage and Art, see page 29 for details.
Saturday 19 May, 7.30pm
THE MAN ON THE MOOR Presented by Max Dickins and Something for the Weekend
On 12 December 2015, an elderly-looking gentleman was found dead on Saddleworth Moor. He was carrying no form of identification. Train tickets in his pockets showed he had travelled 200 miles, apparently just to die. Despite a national campaign, he remained unidentified. As the police went public with the man’s image, 40 different people reached out to claim ‘the man on the moor’ as their missing husband, father or brother. These people are ‘the left behind’ – those who pick up the pieces when someone they love leaves and simply never comes home again. Written and performed by Max Dickins, this powerful drama looks at how people come to disappear and the impact on those they leave behind.
“A great mystery, expertly told” The Times
“A masterly monologue that is both, in the best sense, highly entertaining and deeply thought provoking” Edinburgh Guide
Tickets £12.50, £11.50 concessions
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Thursday 24 May, 7.30pm
WALK OF SHAME
Followed by a post-show chat Ferocious clubber and party girl Eleanor Conway has always been a woman of extremes; she partied around the world as a music journalist, ran off to Asia to work for the triads, made porn and Tinder’d her way through most of London… Now sober from alcohol and substances she’s failing to find moderation and meaning. Following two hit runs at Edinburgh Fringe, a sellout 100-date global tour and a Stockholm Fringe nominee, this critically acclaimed comedy comes to The Spring.
★★★★ “Chaotic & electric” The Skinny
Tickets £12.50, £11.50 concessions
Thursday 24 May, 7.45pm
THE MURDER OF PERCY SEARLE Talk by David Green In the Langstone Room
On the evening of 26 November 1888, an eight-year-old boy called Percy Knight Searle was brutally murdered in the centre of Havant. Was Percy attacked by another young boy, or was he a victim of Jack the Ripper? David Green investigates this classic unsolved Victorian whodunit, and explores how the people of Havant responded to a murderer in their midst... Tickets £6.50
Friday 25 May, 8pm
REMI HARRIS TRIO
GYPSY SWING, JAZZ AND BLUES The Remi Harris Trio take Gypsy Swing characteristics and infuse them with influences from Jazz, Blues, Rock’n’Roll, Funk and World Music. They play an eclectic mix of original compositions, jazz standards and new arrangements of music from Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery and more. The show features Remi on a variety of acoustic and electric guitars accompanied by a hot club rhythm section of acoustic guitar and double bass. It includes solo, duet and trio playing interspersed with Remi’s commentary about the history of the music and the guitars that he plays.
“Extraordinary musician” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
Tickets £12.50, £11.50 concessions
Saturday 26 May, 11.30am & 2.30pm
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Presented by Box Tale Soup
From the peaceful pleasures of Ratty’s beloved riverbank to the fearful frights and wicked weasels of the Wild Wood, join Mole and Ratty on their marvellous adventures, along with gruff old Badger and magnificent Mr Toad. A beautiful new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s much-loved classic by an award-winning theatre company, The Wind in the Willows features handmade puppets, props and costumes, and a charming original score to delight little ones and their families. Recommended for ages 4+ Running time 1 hour Tickets £8, £7 groups of four or more
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Thursday 31 May, 7.30pm
JENNA WATT: FASLANE
Presented by Showroom in association with Summerhall Followed by a post-show chat Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde, or Faslane, situated 40 miles outside Glasgow, is home to the UK’s nuclear missile programme Trident. With her family having worked in Faslane all her life, and with friends protesting at the gates, Fringe First winner Jenna Watt explores what happens when the personal and political collide. Drawing upon interviews with individuals at the front line of the nuclear debate, Jenna navigates her own journey through the politics, protests and peace camps in this multi award-winning show, direct from a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe and on tour throughout Scotland.
★★★★ “Exceptional… Fascinating, and completely gripping” The Scotsman
Faslane is a Contact Flying Solo commission. Supported by Arts Council England This is a BSL interpreted performance Tickets £12.50, £11.50 concessions Photo credit Mihaela Bodlovic
Friday 1 June, 8pm
THE BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA The Blackheart Orchestra consists of awardwinning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington. Fusing acoustic fragility and electronica, The Blackheart Orchestra brings together stringed instruments with 80s synthesisers and classical influences, continuously changing from electric and acoustic guitars, bowed guitar, piano, organ, bass and electronic percussion to vintage synthesisers, omnichord and melodica in a complex choreographed weave of musical moods and textures. Tickets £12.50, £11.50 concessions
Saturday 2 June, 8pm
THE ALL THINGS MUST PASS ORCHESTRA The All Things Must Pass Orchestra is returning to The Spring for a third time. This fantastic ten-piece band is dedicated to the music of George Harrison – the Quiet Beatle. George Harrison wrote some of the Beatles’ most beautiful songs such as Something, Here Comes The Sun and While My Guitar Gently Weeps. He continued to write great music during his solo career including My Sweet Lord and All Those Years Ago, over the course of twelve studio albums. Bandleader Alex Eberhard has picked some of the ﬁnest musicians around Brighton to form this incredible ensemble to bring a real treat not just for Beatles’ fans, but also for anyone who appreciates great music. £18, £17 concessions
Thursday 7 June, 7.30pm
by Jolie Booth Followed by a post-show chat An interactive theatre show by Jolie Booth, producer of the award-winning Backstage in Biscuit Land. A squatter makes her way up to a long-forgotten flat above a shop in the centre of Brighton. A flat full of someone else’s past. A woman’s hip bone lies on the side, among diaries, letters and clutter. In a tale of addiction, sexuality, mortality, choices and enlightenment, she embarks on a journey to discover how one might avoid dying alone, and losing one’s hip bone in the process. Based around found objects, this semi-autobiographical one-woman show starts by introducing you to a flat caught between two timelines and personalities: the home of Anne Clarke during 70s bohemian Brighton, and a squat established by Jolie in 2002. HIP transports the audience, in this extra-live performance, to a cosy living room with hypnotic OHP, cushions, incense, tequila and nibbles. Jolie’s soothing and passionate storytelling interweaves Annie’s real letters and diaries with vestiges from her own life, to reveal an immediate and clear association. Recommended for ages 16+, with adult themes and language Tickets £12.50, £11.50 concessions (unreserved seating) Please note this show has been rescheduled from our spring 2018 programme
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Friday 8 June, 8pm
SENSATION: THE MUSIC OF THE WHO Jump on the Magic Bus to come along to a night of the greatest hits of legendary band The Who, plus songs from Tommy and Quadrophenia – all in one show! With a line-up of talented musicians and singers from many West End shows and a rocking live band, be prepared to be up on your feet as you go on an amazing non-stop musical journey celebrating one of the most iconic bands of all time. This sensational show is back for 2018, with standing tickets now available so you can get even closer to the action and rock the night away! Tickets £16 Seated and standing tickets available
Saturday 9 June, 8pm
Supported by Andrew Foster We are delighted to welcome the extraordinary Irish singer Cara Dillon back to The Spring. Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album Wanderer, a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman. Cara has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years, and both of her previous shows here at The Spring have sold out, so make sure to book your tickets soon! Cara will be supported by Andrew Foster. Andrew grew up in Havant, supporting acts such Cara Dillon, Terry Reid, Turin Brakes, Passenger and Jack Savoretti. His live set captures an audience’s imagination and his original music remains true to his roots. Tickets £20, £19 concessions
Sunday 10 June, 7.30pm
PIANO RECITAL WITH BEN LATHBURY
Local concert pianist, conductor and Musical Director of Havant Light Opera Ben Lathbury continues his 2018 tour with a piano recital here at The Spring to help raise money for our Grand Piano Appeal. Following critical acclaim last year with engagements at Chichester Cathedral, Lordington Park and an award-nominated recital at Stansted House, Ben is delighted to be continuing this year’s tour with a new programme of music, featuring the works of Debussy, Chopin, Grieg, Paderewski and Stravinsky’s L’oiseau de feu. Tickets £15 A percentage of proceeds from this performance will be donated to The Spring’s Grand Piano Appeal
GRAND PIANO FUNDRAISER Thursday 14 June, 7.15pm
BOOK GROUP: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS by Agatha Christie
Written in 1934, Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie has endured as a classic whodunit, explored on TV and in film with another remake being screened at The Spring in May. We will discuss why the novel is still so popular and how it has stood the test of time. How can it be viewed in relation to the more violent crime fiction of the present day? Is it possible to call it a literary classic? The discussion will be led by Spring trustee Peter Hammond. Tickets £6 including a glass of wine or soft drink. The film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express is being screened on Wednesday 16 May, see page 22 for details.
Thursday 14 June, 7.45pm
THE SECRET HISTORY OF STANSTED HOUSE ESTATE Talk by Mark Seaman
Mark will be speaking about the discoveries made at Stansted by the Secrets of the High Woods project by the South Downs National Park. This project used ground-breaking LiDAR technology to reveal hidden features including WW2 secret resistance shelters, formal gardens from the 18th century and ancient field systems and settlements. Mark will also touch on the development of the Stansted Estate. Mark has a degree in Natural Sciences and is involved in a number of archaeological projects, which besides Stansted, include investigation of Roman and medieval remains at Idsworth and prehistoric remains on Thorney Island. Tickets £6.50
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Friday 15 June, 8pm
EDINBURGH COMEDY PREVIEWS Flo & Joan: The Kindness of Stranglers
Musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan present a brand-new hour of dark, witty songs. As heard on Radio 4’s Fresh From the Fringe, Flo & Joan are also famous for their viral hit song The 2016 Song, which has received over 50 million views online. They were Amused Moose Comedy Award 2016 finalists and Best of the Fest Selection 2016 at Montreal Sketchfest. You may also recognise the duo from some recent Nationwide adverts!
“If Flanders & Swann and Flight of the Conchords and Garfunkel & Oates had a six-way time-travelling gang-bang that somehow mixed all their DNA, the offspring might end up sounding something like Flo & Joan” Chortle Jack Barry
Jack is probably the only stand-up on the circuit with a degree in Chinese. What a waste. After excitedly stumbling his way around the stand-up and sketch circuits, performing at nights for CKP, Knock 2 Bag, the Invisible Dot and the BBC Comedy Tent in Edinburgh, Jack then went on to support James Acaster on the UK tours of Edinburgh Award-nominated shows Prompt and Lawnmower.
“An inventive flourish behind his likeable banter… a distinctive wit that should make him one to watch” Chortle Tickets £10, £9 concessions
Saturday 16 June, 2.30pm
JAY FOREMAN’S DISGUSTING SONGS FOR REVOLTING CHILDREN Award-winning musical comedian Jay Foreman is coming to The Spring with charmingly sickable poems, stories and of course dangerously catchy songs for the whole family to enjoy! Jay’s songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, The One Show, London Live TV and Dave Gorman’s UK/Ireland tour, and his show regularly sells out its entire runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Perfect fun for the whole family, from small children to massive children (grown ups)!
★★★★ “Classy and funny…Victoria Wood for the Spotify generation” Chortle
Tickets £8, £7 groups of four or more
Saturday 16 June, 7.30pm
MY FAVOURITE THINGS Hilary Kay is an antiques and collectables consultant, broadcaster and lecturer, and a familiar face on BBC TV’s long-running Antiques Roadshow, having joined the programme in 1978. This presentation, My Favourite Things, is drawn from Hilary Kay’s personal experiences over 40 years in the rarefied world of international antiques, as a Senior Director of Sotheby’s and as an expert on the Antiques Roadshow. From microscopes to Mickey Mouse, this is an opportunity to discover Hilary Kay’s ‘Desert Island’ antiques. Tickets £15, £14 concessions
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Thursday 21 June
Evening starts at 6.30pm Come along to our next immersive Beyond the Stage evening, with fun and games happening around the building from 6.30pm. On your marks, get-set, GO! Join us for a night of light-hearted competition and an electric atmosphere as we turn The Spring into a multi-sport arena. Test your footballing feet, hit the back of the net and showcase your tennis swing. Whether you’re a novice or a pro, everyone will have a chance to throw their ball in to the ring! After you’ve had a go yourself, take your seat in the stadium for the performance of Little Women, Big Balls at 7.30pm…
LITTLE WOMEN, BIG BALLS
Presented by Cheap Date Dance Company Figuratively and literally, we all have a lot of balls to balance. This heart-warming, empowering show takes a look at some of life’s ups and downs. From waking up a winner to losing it all by lunchtime, Debbie and Lauren fumble their way through stories of match day glory to red card rejection. The two dancers provide an ideal playground for dance, theatre and comedy to come together in a match that’s only won by stepping up to the plate. In this ultimate fighting tournament between dancer and ball, who will triumph? Recommended for ages 8+ Tickets £12, £11 concessions Match Day is part of Beyond the Stage, The Spring’s programme of unique events where you don’t just watch a show, you experience it.
Friday 22 June, 7.30pm
MAD ABOUT MOVIES
Presented by Robert Habermann Award winning singer Robert Habermann tells the incredible story of The Hollywood Musical. Starting from the moment in 1927 when Al Jolson uttered the immortal words; “You Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet!” in the first ever talking picture, Robert will take you on a journey through Busby Berkeley’s kaleidoscopic musicals, the iconic Fred Astaire musicals, Judy Garland/ Mickey Rooney’s Musicals, Gene Kelly’s Singin’ In The Rain, Walt Disney’s Pinocchio, and Mary Poppins. Robert will treat you to movie songs by musical greats including Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby and Doris Day, with songs including 42nd Street, Over the Rainbow and That’s Amore, followed by a show-stopping medley of 20 Oscar-winnings songs. Tickets £18, £17 concessions
Saturday 23 June, 10am – 4pm
HERITAGE AT YOUR FEET
Friends of Havant Cemeteries Open Day at The Spring and New Lane Cemeteries What’s in a cemetery? Come to Friends of Havant Cemeteries’ free Open Day to see their new lottery-funded gates and information boards and to learn about the history, the people, wildlife and more. The day will include • • • • •
opportunities for research with experienced local and family historians displays and talks at the Spring a family tree activity for children guided walks around the cemeteries a performance by Rob Mills, celebrated Hampshire folk singer, including a song especially composed for the cemeteries
FREE This is a free heritage open day run by Friends of Havant Cemeteries. For more information visit www.friendsofhavantcemeteries.org.uk.
Saturday 23 June, 8pm
SNAKE DAVIS AND HIS BAND CLASSIC SAX SOLOS
Snake Davis is one of the world’s most respected and in-demand saxophone players, and has worked with some of music’s biggest artists such as Eurythmics, M People, George Michael, Take That, Cher, Tina Turner and Beyoncé. Snake and the band will bring you 25 classics, including Baker Street, Careless Whisper, Respect, Yakety Yak, and his own solos from A Million Love Songs, Moving On Up, Search For The Hero, and Lisa Stansfield’s Change. Tickets £19 Please note this show has been rescheduled from our spring 2018 programme Photo credit Steve Clark
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Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 June, 7.30pm Saturday 30 June, 2.30pm
ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS by Richard Bean An amateur production by HumDrum
It’s Brighton. It’s 1963. Fired from his skiffle band and desperate for cash, Francis Henshall gets a job as minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood who is in Brighton on… well, let’s call it ‘business’. But Roscoe isn’t Roscoe – he’s actually his sister, Rachel, posing as Roscoe, who is, in fact, dead having been killed by her boyfriend, the ridiculously toffee-nosed Stanley Stubbers. Seeing the chance for some extra cash, Francis takes a second job with Stanley who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. All Francis has to do is prevent his two bosses finding out about one another. Easy. Yeah? Freely adapted by Richard Bean from The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, One Man, Two Guvnors opened to rave reviews in the West End and on Broadway and HumDrum are pleased to bring this modern comic masterpiece to The Spring this June. Amateur performance rights by kind permission of Samuel French Limited Tickets £12, £10 concessions
Thursday 28 June, 7.45pm
ON THE HOME FRONT Talk by Chris Pennycook In the Langstone Room
Previously at The Spring Chris Pennycook has discussed the actions of the Pompey Pals on the Western Front and the various naval actions involving Portsmouthbased ships during the course of The Great War. This talk will concentrate on the Home Front and look at the effects the War had on Portsmouth and the surrounding area, concentrating on personal stories over the four years of conflict and the after-effects of the War on the local community. Tickets £6.50 Painting by Dave Evans
Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 July, 7.30pm
by Gilbert & Sullivan An amateur production by Havant Light Opera Love and confusion with a magic infusion! At the behest of a well-meaning but thoroughly misguided toff, a mysterious ‘dealer in magic and spells’ administers a love-potion to an entire village. The consequences are inevitable and hilarious as the villagers form passionate, and entirely unsuitable, attachments to each other. First performed in 1877, The Sorcerer was the first full-length opera by Gilbert & Sullivan, crammed with delightful songs, witty dialogue and archetypal satire. Tickets £12, £6 under 18s Special Offer: Tuesday 3 July – buy one get one half price
Thursday 12 July, 7.15pm
BOOK GROUP: GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING by Tracy Chevalier
Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring is a fictional interpretation of Johannes Vermeer’s portrait. Those eyes are fixed on someone, but who – and what is she thinking as she stares out of one of the world’s best-loved paintings? A fascinating and touching story which we would like to believe. Caroline Hammond will lead the discussion. At the same time, a close examination of the real history of the painting is shown in Exhibition on Screen at The Spring in June. Tickets £6 including a glass of wine or soft drink The film adaptation of Girl with a Pearl Earring starring Scarlett Johansson is being screened on Friday 22 June, see page 23 for details. We are also screening the Exhibition on Screen documentary, Girl with a Pearl Earring and Other Treasures of the Mauritshuis on Tuesday 19 June, see page 24 for details.
Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 July, 7.30pm Saturday 14 July, 2.30pm Wednesday 18 – Saturday 21 July, 7.30pm
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde An amateur production by Bench Theatre
Algernon wants to marry Cecily. Jack wants to marry Gwendolen. Unfortunately, Cecily and Gwendolen both want to marry a man called Ernest. The only problem is that it is the same man called Ernest… or is it? The course of true love never runs smooth, especially with the formidable Lady Bracknell on the loose – who is determined that no one should marry anyone. Can the secret to this confusion really lie in an old, battered handbag? Join Bench Theatre for this hilarious production of Oscar Wilde’s most famous comedy. Tickets £9.50, £7.50 concessions Matinée £8.50, £6.50 concessions Special Offer: Thursday 12 July – buy one get one half price
Thursday 12 July, 7.45pm
AN ARCHITECTURAL CAREER IN HAVANT Talk by Martin Critchley In the Langstone Room
Following his sell-out talk last autumn, experienced local architect Martin Critchley will repeat his talk as we follow the story of how he developed his fascinating architectural career in the Havant area and the southern region. Discover the historical significance of various buildings with which Martin has been involved. The talk will also cover details of the traditional materials used to build them, and the craftsmen who have contributed their skills. Some of the locations will be familiar, and others will be ‘hidden gems’, so come along to discover more. Tickets £6.50
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Saturday 14 July, 11am – 3pm
BESIDE THE SEASIDE Hayling Island – Eastoke Corner
Nothing beats a day by the seaside, so The Spring is heading to Hayling Island’s beautiful beach this summer and we’ve planned a free day of fun for the whole family! As well as performances, games and stalls, we’ll also be joined by a couple of cheeky seagulls, a few fishy characters and a gentle giant from the deep blue sea. Our pop-up promenade will be there in sunshine or rain, so bring a beach towel or a raincoat and we’ll see you there! FREE Beside the Seaside is part of Beyond the Walls, The Spring’s outreach programme of creative events and opportunities across Havant Borough. To find out more or to get involved, please contact The Spring’s Creative Producer Jemma Corbin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 23 July, 8pm
JAMES ALDERSON PRESENTS… Local comedian James Alderson is back for a second time this summer, and this time he’s bringing the hilarious Angela Barnes as his headline act. Angela is a regular on Mock the Week and has starred in Live at the Apollo. Four more comedians will be joining Angela to test out their new material, and as always, completing the line-up is James Alderson himself as host for the evening. Recommended for ages 18+ Tickets £9, £8 concessions Line-up subject to change.
...a night of brand new material!
Regular on Mock the Week and Star of Live At The Apollo.
+ 4 more comedians and hosted by comedian James Alderson
23rd July 2018
Saturday 28 July, 6.30pm & 9.15pm
ALISTAIR MCGOWAN INTRODUCTIONS TO CLASSICAL PIANO Warm-up
After the success of his recent piano album (released through Sony Classical), Alistair McGowan premieres a brand new show which brings together all his talents. He will play tracks from the album and some other short classical piano pieces: from Gershwin to Grieg, Mompou to Mendelssohn, Satie to Schubert. In between the pieces, he will talk a little about the history of each piece, the composer and his own connection to the music. Expect a lot of beautiful music (with the odd mistake!), some interesting stories and a sprinkling of his trademark impressions. Tickets £16 Credit Sony Music Photo credit Christopher Dunlop
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Show start 8pm.
£9 and £8 concessions TICKETS: www.thespring.co.uk Acts listed can change due to their TV commitments beyond our control.
Presented by Lyngo Theatre
SATURDAY 22 DECEMBER, 2.30PM SUNDAY 23 & MONDAY 24 DECEMBER, 11.30AM & 2.30PM THURSDAY 27 - SUNDAY 30 DECEMBER, 11.30AM & 2.30PM Once upon a time, a poor woodsman lived in a cottage in the forest with his two children Hansel and Gretel, and their step-mother. With not enough food and too many mouths to feed, the step-mother persuades the woodsman to abandon the brother and sister in the forest. When clever Hanselâ€™s plan fails and with no moonstones to lead them home, they follow their noses to the sugary heart of the forest and a house made of gingerbread. Come in out of the cold this Christmas for a beautiful winter adventure. Containing the perfect festive recipe of adventure, imagery, music and magic, this is a show for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are on sale now; book early to get the best seats! Recommended for ages 4+ Tickets ÂŁ10
FILMS > Ticket Prices
Wednesday Film Matinee: £8, £7 concessions including a free English breakfast tea / filter coffee & biscuit in the interval Wednesday Film Evening: £8, £7 concessions including £1 off any bar purchase Exhibition on Screen: £10 including £1 off any bar purchase Forget-Me-Not Cinema: £4.50 including a free English breakfast tea / filter coffee Film Friday: £8, £7 concessions including £1 off any bar purchase Vintage Film: £8.50, £7.50 concessions including a free English breakfast tea / filter coffee & biscuit in the interval Programme subject to change.
Friday 4 May, 7.45pm
GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI
Wednesday 23 May, 1.45pm & 7.30pm
Wednesday 6 June, 1.45pm & 7.30pm
Romantic war drama telling the story of a German soldier who tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation. The film is based on the 2003 novel The Kaiser’s Last Kiss by Alan Judd. Starring Lily James, Jai Courtney, Christopher Plummer 107 MINUTES CERT 15
Fundraising Film Tickets £10 including special refreshments
Friday 1 June, 7.45pm
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Smash hit musical film inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson 105 MINUTES CERT PG
Wednesday 13 June, 1.45pm & 7.30pm
Film Friday in the Langstone Room Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous – Grace Jones is also a lover, daughter, mother, sister and grandmother. To mark the 70th birthday of the enigmatic star this May, we are screening Sophie Fiennes’ documentary which includes unique performances from Grace Grace Jones, as well as more recent autobiographical tracks linking to her family life. Starring: Grace Jones, Jean-Paul Goude, Sly & Robbie 115 MINUTES CERT 15
Wednesday 16 May, 1.45pm & 7.30pm
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Film Friday in the Langstone Room Psychological drama directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Colin Farrell, the duo behind dystopian film The Lobster. A surgeon is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart when the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister. Starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone 121 MINUTES CERT 15
Saturday 2 June, 1.45pm
During the early days of World War II the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate a peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or stand firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. Starring Gary Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James 125 MINUTES CERT PG
Wednesday 20 June, 1.45pm & 7.30pm
THE MERCY When a murder occurs on the train he’s travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case in this film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famous novel, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe 114 MINUTES CERT 12A The novel Murder on the Orient Express is also the subject of our June Book Group, see page 12 for details.
Vintage Film with introduction and post-show discussion by Professor Sue Harper
Quirky 1974 science fiction film directed by John Boorman. Set in post-apocalyptic Earth in the year 2293, the human population is ruled by a stone image called Zardoz. Starring Sean Connery, Charlotte Rampling, Sara Kestleman 105 MINUTES CERT 15
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Biographical drama telling the incredible story of amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst and his disastrous solo attempt to circumnavigate the globe and then cover-up his failure. Starring Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis 101 MINUTES CERT 12A
Friday 22 June, 1.45pm
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
WE’RE GETTING WIMBLEDON FEVER THIS SUMMER AND SERVING YOU THREE ACE FILMS TO ENJOY!
Wednesday 18 July, 1.45pm
Wednesday 4 July, 1.45pm
A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works. This 2003 film is based on Tracy Chevalier’s fictional novel about the events surrounding the creation of the famous 17th century painting of the same name. Starring Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson 100 MINUTES CERT 12
A professional tennis player has lost his ambition and has fallen in rank to 119, but fortunately, for him, he meets a young player on the women’s circuit who helps him recapture his focus for Wimbledon. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Eleanor Bron 98 MINUTES CERT 12
Friday 6 July, 7.45pm
BORG VS MCENROE
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, but gets into some unexpected trouble along the way! Starring Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville 104 MINUTES CERT PG
Wednesday 25 July, 1.45pm & 7.30pm
FINDING YOUR FEET
The Exhibition on Screen documentary, Girl with a Pearl Earring and Other Treasures from the Mauritshuis in The Hague is being screened on Tuesday 19 June, see page 17 for details.
Wednesday 27 June, 1.45pm
FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL
Film Friday in the Langstone Room The story of the intense rivalry between tennis stars Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe at the 1980 Wimbledon Championships. Starring Shia LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason, Stellan Skarsgård 107 MINUTES CERT 15
Wednesday 11 July, 1.45pm Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool is a touching true story based on Peter Turner’s own memoir. In 1970’s Liverpool, Peter Turner, a young British actor, meets and falls for Gloria Grahame, an award-winning American actress who is much older than him. What starts as a passionate affair between a legendary femme fatale and a young lover soon grows into a deeper relationship with events that test them to the limits. Starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters 105 MINUTES CERT 15
BATTLE OF THE SEXES
Comedy drama based on real events in 1973, in which women’s world number one Billie Jean King takes up the challenge of former men’s champion and serial hustler Bobby Riggs to a winner-takes-all match. Starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Bill Pullman 121 MINUTES CERT 12A
British comedy drama in which middleclass snob ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott has to reassess her life when the breakdown of her marriage means she has to move in with her bohemian sister who lives in an inner-city council estate. Starring Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall, David Hayman 111 MINUTES CERT 12A
DO YOU LOVE CINEMA? Then be sure to pick up one of our SCREEN IDOLS loyalty cards! Collect a stamp for each film ticket you buy and get your seventh one free! Loyalty cards are valid for six months from date of issue. One stamp issued per person per film. For full terms and conditions please visit our website.
Wednesday 30 May, 7.30pm
PAINTING THE MODERN GARDEN: MONET TO MATISSE
Based on the sellout show at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful subject for their art. These great artists, along with many other famous names, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition from the Royal Academy of Arts, London. From the exhibition walls to the wonder and beauty of artists’ gardens like Giverny and Seebüll, the film takes a magical and widely travelled journey to discover how different contemporaries of Monet built and cultivated modern gardens to explore expressive motifs, abstract colour, decorative design and utopian ideas. As Monet said, ‘Apart from painting and gardening, I’m no good at anything’. For lovers of art or lovers of gardens, this is an ideal film. Filmed and directed by David Bickerstaff. Produced by Phil Grabsky
90 MINUTES Tuesday 19 June, 7.30pm
Forget-Me-Not Cinema is a series of relaxed and friendly screenings of classic films and musicals that are particularly suitable for people living with dementia, their partners and family members, people who care for them, and of course anyone who enjoys a good film! Sit back and enjoy!
Monday 4 June, 11am
The Wizard Of Oz
In this original 1939 musical film, Judy Garland stars as Dorothy, a young girl who is swept away from a farm in Kansas to the magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends along the Yellow Brick Road. Starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley
103 MINUTES CERT U Monday 2 July, 11am
Some Like It Hot
GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING AND OTHER TREASURES FROM THE MAURITSHUIS IN THE HAGUE
After two years on a blockbuster world tour, the ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ has returned home to the much-loved Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague, which has just completed extensive renovations. With huge queues lining up for a glimpse of her enigmatic beauty and nearly 1.2 million visitors at its stop in Japan, the enduring appeal of this masterpiece is indisputable. This beautifully filmed documentary goes in pursuit of the many unresolved riddles surrounding the extraordinary painting and its mysterious creator Vermeer. Who was this girl? Why and how was it painted? Why is it so revered? 90 MINUTES We are also screening the 2003 film Girl with a Pearl Earring on Friday 22 June, see page 23 for details.
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When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in in this farcical comedy
classic from 1959. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon
116 MINUTES CERT 12 The Spring is partnering with Home Instead Senior Care Havant, a local home care provider that specialises in providing support to those living with dementia and Alzheimer’s in the Havant area.
WORKSHOPS > ONE-OFF Our one-off sessions or short courses give you the opportunity to try a range of different creative activities.
Saturday 12 May, 10am – 3pm
BEACHCOMBERS’ SCULPTURE Tutor: Becky Dunn Rummage through an exciting collection of driftwood, shells, stones, and bits of flotsam and jetsam, select some interesting pieces, then bring them all together to create your own unique sculptures. A wide range of materials will be on offer, all found on the local beaches of Langstone and Chichester Harbours. If you have some of your own ‘finds’ you are welcome to use them too. All materials will be provided. £70, £63 concessions including lunch
Credit Becky Dunn
Wednesday 6, 13, 20, 27 June & 4 July 6 – 8pm
PRINTMAKING WITHOUT A PRESS Five-week course Tutor: Fabiola Knowles Under the guidance of an experienced printmaker, you will have the opportunity to experiment with a variety of techniques including relief, stencil and mono printing in this five-week course. You will explore how different printmaking methods can be combined and what to consider when layering colour. Fabiola will teach you how to register your work accurately and how to experiment with offsetting layers to create interest and movement, allowing you to hone your skills in using the tools of a printmaker to the best effect. Please visit www.thespring.co.uk/take-part or contact the Box Office for a materials list. £70, £63 concessions
Credit: Fabiola Knowles
Saturday 9 June, 10am – 3pm
PASTELS: FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE Tutor: Robyn Cheyne BA If you harbour a love of flowers and foliage in all their many forms and colours and have always wanted to try pastels, or improve your skills with the medium, then this is the workshop for you. You will learn a variety of techniques and tips to bring out all the nuances and subtleties inherent in one of nature’s most varied subjects. Robyn will be demonstrating and offering support at all times. Suitable for all levels of ability. Please visit www.thespring.co.uk/take-part or contact the Box Office for a materials list. £70, £63 concessions including lunch Credit: Robyn Cheyne BA
WORKSHOPS > FOR ADULTS Enjoy tuition from professionals in a relaxed environment that will give you the opportunity to try something new or develop an existing skill. Term Dates: w/c 16 April - w/c 9 July (12 week term) Half Term: w/c 28 May Workshops are bookable in two blocks of six weeks each. To secure your place for the full term, please book both blocks in advance. Prices stated are for the whole 12 week term. Try Before You Buy allows newcomers to try their first session for free. Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. Unless stated otherwise, you will need to bring your own materials to classes. Please visit www.thespring.co.uk/take-part or contact the Box Office for a materials list.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS Our essential workshops are designed to help beginners and improvers gain and practise some basic skills to get started in their chosen medium.
LIFE DRAWING ESSENTIALS Mondays, 1 – 3pm Tutor: Jules Roper BA £144, £132 concessions
Credit: Jules Roper BA
Are you passionate about life drawing? 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. If you love drawing, you won’t want to miss this!
PASTELS ESSENTIALS Tuesdays, 1 – 3pm Tutor: Robyn Cheyne BA £120, £108 concessions
Explore the exciting potential of pastel painting and the range of techniques and styles it encompasses in a fun and informative environment. Join Robyn for a great chance to develop your pastel skills across a wide variety of subjects and themes. Credit: Robyn Cheyne BA
DRAWING ESSENTIALS Wednesdays, 10am – 12noon Tutor: Jules Roper BA £120, £108 concessions
Delve into the wonderful world of drawing in this course covering all the basics. You will have the chance to explore shape and form, and then use shade and tone to create a realistic image. You will also be able to experiment with marks and a variety of media, looking at composition and still life. Credit: Jules Roper BA
Fridays, 10am – 12noon, Saturdays 10am - 12noon Tutor: Nic Cowper £120, £108 concessions Start your watercolour journey in this fantastic introduction to this expressive medium. Get to grips with the fundamentals of paint, water and paper and develop your understanding of the wonderful opportunities watercolour offers. Credit: Nic Cowper
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Credit: Nic Cowper
Wednesdays, 1 – 3pm Tutor: Nic Cowper £120, £108 concessions 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
Thursdays, 10am – 12.30pm On Thursday mornings during term time we open up the Art Space for anyone who would like the chance to come and use our materials and equipment for free. This is a great way to find out if art activities are for you! Supported by The Arts Society Portsdown
ACTIVITIES > FOR FAMILIES Our activities for little ones this summer season include half-term workshops and a summer drop in, for families to have fun with arts, crafts and games.
MAY HALF TERM Tuesday 29 – Thursday 31 May 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 3.30pm
£6.50 per child including a free tea/coffee and squash Join us in the May half-term for an adventure in our enchanted forest and meet happy hedgehogs, running rabbits and mischievous mice! With magical games and crafts, this workshop is perfect for children who love to explore and create. Recommended for ages 4 – 7. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
SUMMER HOLIDAY DROP IN Monday 16 July – Friday 31 August
UPPER MEZZANINE GALLERY
Free entry A free, interactive exhibition for families all about our hometown Havant. Discover fascinating facts, add your memories to our map and colour on our chalkboard wall. Drop in any time during our standard opening hours to brighten up a rainy afternoon or to create sunny memories with your family this summer.
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< EXHIBITIONS Monday 23 April – Thursday 29 June
OPEN EXHIBITION 2018 WOMEN, SUFFRAGE AND ART Upper Mezzanine Gallery
Each year The Spring runs an Open Exhibition to give local and regional artists the opportunity to display their work in our Upper Mezzanine Gallery. The entries to the exhibition have been judged by a panel of professionals, with the winner receiving a £25 prize. This year marks 100 years since the first women won the right to vote, so to celebrate this, the theme for our Open Exhibition 2018 is Women, Suffrage and Art. Free entry
MUSEUM AND HERITAGE > THE SPRING’S HERITAGE CENTRE
Our museum and heritage work 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.
TELL US YOUR STORY We are always interested to hear people’s memories of Havant. If you have a story about your family, street or an event from the Borough, we’d love to hear it and record it for others. Your stories can join our collection and help expand our resources and knowledge of the area for future generations.
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HAVANT LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
The local history group meets monthly to explore local topics and share research. Sessions are free and everyone is welcome. All meetings take place in the Oyster Room at The Spring from 10.00 – 11.15am, unless otherwise stated. Saturday 5 May Guided walk with Jenny Bishop around parts of Langstone, Southmoor and Brockhampton. Start point Tesco’s in Solent Road, Havant. Saturday 2nd June What we can learn from Historic Old Maps and Jigsaws Saturday 7th July Show and Tell Please note that there is no meeting in August.
ANCESTRY EXPLORERS, RESEARCH ROOM AND LOCAL HISTORY SERVICE Are you interested in finding out more about your family, your house or your local area? Our volunteer historians and genealogists may be able to help you. We provide free access to a range of resources including: • Genealogy websites Findmypast.com and Ancestry.com • Printed records for Births, Marriages, Deaths, Baptisms and Burials from as early as 1635 for Havant and the local area • Census returns for Havant from 1841 • Maps of the local area from as early as 1875
Make an appointment to work with one of our experts to use the websites, or find the printed materials in the Research Room during our museum opening hours. Standard appointment times: Tuesday 11am – 1pm Genealogist Christine Russell Fridays 10am – 12.30pm Genealogist and Local Historian Ann Griffiths
To book an appointment please contact Jemma Corbin, Creative Producer at email@example.com or call 079 2515 8089 Credit James White
HIRES & INFORMATION > INDEPENDENTLY PROMOTED EVENTS ROCKSCHOOL
Wednesdays, 4.30pm – 6.30pm 18 April – 11 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
ROOM HIRE The Spring has a number of rooms that are available for hire, whether you are looking for a performance venue, a meeting space, or a room to run your own workshop. For more information on room hire please contact the email@example.com.
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BOOK YOUR TICKETS PHONE: 023 9247 2700 ONLINE: www.thespring.co.uk IN PERSON: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre 56 East Street, Havant PO9 1BS
Refunds / Exchanges
Our theatre seating is raked. Accessible seating and wheelchair spaces are available in Rows E1 – 5 and D6 – 10.
Tickets are non-refundable and nonexchangeable. If an event is sold out we are happy to try to re-sell your ticket and, if successful, will refund you the ticket price minus a 20% admin fee.
Please note that rows D and E are not on raked seating.
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.
For general enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Hours Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm or later when there is an evening performance. Saturday 10am – 4pm
The Spring is closed on bank holidays except for specific performances.
How to Find Us By train: We are 5 minutes’ walk from Havant station. By bus: We are 5 minutes’ walk from Havant Bus Station, Elm Lane. By car: We are just off the A27. Leave the A27 either at the B2149 Park Road South junction or at the A259 Emsworth exit.
Car Parking The Spring is next to a pay and display car park. Other local car parks include East Pallant and Prince George’s Street, which are a few minutes’ walk away. Parking is free after 6pm.
Discounts / Concessions
Booking Tickets You can book online, in person at the Box Office or by phone. Tickets can be posted out at a charge of 70p. 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.
Registered Charity Number: 297353
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. All information given was correct on going to press. The Spring reserves the right to make alterations as necessary.
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
MAY FRI 4
FILM FRIDAY: GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI
MUSIC BITES: INFINITY SESSIONS
SHAKESPEARE’S LOST WOMEN
BOOK GROUP: DAYS WITHOUT END
SOUNDS OF SIMON
JAMES ALDERSON PRESENTS…
1.45PM & 7.30PM
FILM: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
STEVE CHRISTIE: INTERACTIVE PIANO RECITAL
A NECESSARY WOMAN
THE MAN ON THE MOOR
1.45PM & 7.30PM
FILM: THE EXCEPTION
WALK OF SHAME
THE MURDER OF PERCY SEARLE
REMI HARRIS TRIO
11.30AM & 2.30PM
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: PAINTING THE MODERN GARDEN: MONET TO MATISSE
JENNA WATT: FASLANE
FILM: THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
THE BLACKHEART ORCHESTRA
VINTAGE FILM: ZARDOZ
THE ALL THINGS MUST PASS ORCHESTRA
FORGET-ME-NOT CINEMA: THE WIZARD OF OZ
1.45PM & 7.30PM
FUNDRAISING FILM: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
SENSATION: THE MUSIC OF THE WHO
BEN LATHBURY: PIANO RECITAL
1.45PM & 7.30PM
FILM: DARKEST HOUR
BOOK GROUP: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
THE SECRET HISTORY OF STANSTED HOUSE ESTATE
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FLO & JOAN AND JACK BARRY
JAY FOREMAN’S DISGUSTING SONGS FOR REVOLTING CHILDREN
HILARY KAY: MY FAVOURITE THINGS
EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
1.45PM & 7.30PM
FILM: THE MERCY
FILM: GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
ROBERT HABERMANN: MAD ABOUT MOVIES
HERITAGE AT YOUR FEET: FRIENDS OF HAVANT CEMETERIES OPEN DAY
SNAKE DAVIS AND HIS BAND
FILM: FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL
WED 27 - SAT 30
HUMDRUM: ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS
ON THE HOME FRONT
SAT 30 JUNE
HUMDRUM: ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS
FORGET-ME-NOT CINEMA: SOME LIKE IT HOT
TUES 3 - SAT 7
HLO: THE SORCERER
FILM FRIDAY: BORG VS McENROE
FILM: BATTLE OF THE SEXES
BOOK GROUP: THE GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
THURS 12 - SAT 14
BENCH: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
AN ARCHITECTURAL CAREER IN HAVANT
BESIDE THE SEASIDE HAYLING ISLAND
BENCH: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
FILM: PADDINGTON 2
WED 18 - SAT 21
BENCH: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
JAMES ALDERSON PRESENTS…
1.45PM & 7.30PM
FILM: FINDING YOUR FEET
SAT 28 JULY
6.30PM & 9.15PM
ALISTAIR McGOWAN: INTRODUCTIONS TO CLASSICAL PIANO
56 East Street, Havant PO9 1BS
Published on Mar 7, 2018