What’s On from Friday, February 17 to Thursday, Feburary 23

Sandi Toksvig's hilarious new comedy, Silver Lining, is at New Theatre Royal until Saturday

Sandi Toksvig's hilarious new comedy, Silver Lining, is at New Theatre Royal until Saturday

Seagull and pigeon menace costs Portsmouth council tax payers more than £60,000

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall. 8pm. Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club. With Steve Day, Pierre Novellie, Smug Roberts and MC Damion Larkin. £15 in advance, £18 on the door. 0844 847 2362 / portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Jon Culshaw and Bill Dare: The Great British Take Off. Spontaneous, unscripted observations and character collections. £10. ashcroft.org.uk.

DANCING

CROFTON: Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 9.30-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. 07979 800 299.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall. 6.45pm. Valentine’s Dinner Dance. Two-course dinner followed by Michael Bublé tribute Tony Tyler. £35. portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant. 10am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920-1950. Exploring how artists drew on classical myth following the First World War. Also open Saturday and Sunday. Times may vary. 01243 774 557 / pallant.org.uk.

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Tracey Stephens. Free. Open every day. Times may vary. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Royal Blood: Births, Battles and Beheadings.Celebrating Hampshire’s royal history through commissioned costumes and artefacts. Free. Open every day. hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 10am-5.30pm. Cicatrix – The Scar of a Healed Wound. A WW1 centenary project incorporating film, drawing and sound to show alternative insights into the WW1 aftermath. Free. Open every day. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival – 1968, 1969, 1970. Captivating images of artists, fans, and behind-the-scenes drama from some of the greatest music gatherings of all time. Open every day, Times may vary. £3, concessions £2.50. (023) 9387 0200.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Silence (15) Two priests travel to Japan in an attempt to locate their mentor. 07435 029408 /no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

BOARHUNT: Blues Club, Trampers Lane. 9pm. Sean Webster Band. £15. 07445 861 519.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Christians. Performing their greatest hits including Forgotten Town, Ideal World, and Born Again. £22.50. 01329 231 942 / fernehamhall.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Trevor John. Pop/rock band. facebook.com/GoldenEagleSouthsea.

MARKETS

STUBBINGTON: Library, Stubbington Lane. 9am-12pm. Country Market.

STAGE

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East St. 7.30pm. Bench Theatre Company presents SIVE. A play by John B Keane. £9.50, concessions £7.50. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. Silver Lining. Hilarious new comedy written by Sandi Toksvig telling five extraordinary ladies’ tales. (023) 9264 9000.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 10.30am and 7.00pm. Gangsta Granny. David Walliams’ story of Ben’s adventure with his granny. (023) 9282 8282 / kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Castle Street. 2pm. Portsmouth Welsh Society. Talk on ‘Growing Up with the Mumbles’. (023) 9225 4289.

LEE-ON-SOLENT: St Faith’s Church, Victoria Square. 7.30pm. Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust presents Survival Strategies of Butterflies and Moths – Talk by Clive Wood on butterfly conservation. £3, children free.

southSEA: Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront group walk. (023) 9268 8390.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18

BOOKS

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road. 10am-12pm. Chapter One. Reading group where you can read, discuss and discover new authors.

DANCING

FAREHAM: Wickham Centre, Mill Lane. 7.30-10.30pm. Ballroom dancing. 50/50 ballroom, Latin American and sequence. Music by Larry Green. Bring your own drinks. £6. 07980 058 310 / ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

BEDHAMPTON: Social Hall, 21 Bedhampton Rd. 2-4pm. Marvellous Magic Pop-up Event. Family afternoon of games, storytelling, crafts and more. (023) 9247 2700 / thespring.co.uk.

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, 2 Brecon Avenue. 2-4pm. Messy Church. For families with young children. Craft activities linked to a chosen Bible story each month. (023) 9242 1849.

HAVANT: Park Community School, Middle Park Way. 9.30am-7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Festival – Dance.

PORTSMOUTH: Grammar School, High Street. 10am-3pm. Solent Guild of Woodcarvers and Sculptors ‘Carve-In’. An opportunity for carvers to discuss the craft and share ideas.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 10am-6pm. Portsmouth Music Festival – Guitar.

WATERLOOVILLE: Crookhorn College, Stakes Hill Road. 9.30am-6pm. Portsmouth Music Festival – Woodwind and Recorder.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. 9pm. Blackout. ‘80s rock covers band. facebook.com/GoldenEagleSouthsea.

MARKETS

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church Hall, Hawthorn Crescent. 11am-2pm. Table Top Sale. Table hire £5, book in advance. 50p entry. (023) 9237 9278.

GOSPORT: Abbeyfield, 138 Privett Road. 2-4pm. Bargain sale. 07968 899 805.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Greatest Hits of Motown. First-class live music with slick choreography. £23. 01329 231 942 / fernehamhall.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East St. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Bench Theatre Company presents SIVE. See today.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent St. 2pm. Moon on a Stick. Multi-sensory accessible show suitable for children with special educational needs and autism. £10, concessions £8. (023) 9273 7370 / groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Silver Lining. See today.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 10.30am and 7.00pm. Gangsta Granny. See today.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido. 10.30am. Group walk along the foreshore footpath to the Mountbatten Centre and back. (023) 9284 1762.

WORKSHOPS

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-12pm. Mindfulness for Creativity. Introduce or refresh your understanding of mindfulness and how it supports creativity and resilience. £10. (023) 9252 3463.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, 147 Albert Road. 7.30pm. Seann Walsh: One for the Road. The most frighteningly precocious talent to emerge from the UK comedy circuit. £15. musicglue.com.

DANCING

PARK GATE: Royal British Legion Club, Brook Lane. 7.30-10.30pm. Country & Western dance. Members £5, non-members £6.50. 01329 519 765.

EVENTS

HAVANT: Calvary Chapel, Barncroft Primary School, Park Lane. 10.30am-12.30pm. Worship and The Word. A service of encouragement and worship. 07879 130 499 / calvaryportsmouth.co.uk.

HAVANT: Park Community School, Middle Park Way. 9.30am-7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Festival – Dance.

HAYLING ISLAND: Community Centre, Station Rd. 2-4pm. Marvellous Magic Pop-Up Event. Fun family afternoon of games, storytelling, crafts and more. (023) 9247 2700 / thespring.co.uk.

WATERLOOVILLE: Crookhorn College, Stakes Hill Road. 9.30am-3.30pm. Portsmouth Music Festival – Woodwind and Recorder.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road. 7pm-12am. Broken-mic night hosted by Jay Groovara. (023) 9282 0896 / rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Rosies Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove. 1.30-4pm. Milton James Hot 4. Traditional jazz band. Free, pre-booking for eating essential. (023) 9275 5944 / rosies-vineyard.co.uk.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street, PO1 2JE. 7.30pm. Dennis Potter in the Present Tense. Electro-acoustic duo Project Adorno present a contemporary interpretation of playwright Dennis Potter. £5. Visit squarerootspromotions.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

milton: Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore group walk. (023) 9284 1762.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20

COFFEE

GOSPORT: White Hart, 195 Stoke Road. 10am-12pm. Coffee and Cake morning. In aid of The Rowans Hospice. £2.50, includes tea, coffee and cake. (023) 9258 9410.

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2.50, includes tea and biscuits.

HAYLING ISLAND: Community Centre, Station Road. 7-8pm. Ballroom and latin beginners class. £6. 07505 191 596 / dancerevival.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Baptist Church Hall, Devonshire Avenue. 7.30-9.30pm. Ballroom and latin dance classes with Instep Dance Club. £5 per session. 07722 040 483.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 6.30-7.30pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. 07979 800 299.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Weald & Downland Museum, Singleton. 11am-3pm. Green Man Half Term Fun. Creative challenges and countryside skills for kids. 01243 811 010 / wealddown.co.uk.

COWPLAIN: Borrow Centre, London Road. 1.30-3.30pm. Bring your own knitting or embroidery and have some tea, cake and a chat. (023) 9261 5916.

FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 10.30am-12pm. New Age Kurling. Fun competitive game that can be played by all. £3, first week free. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTCHESTER: Fort Nelson. Half term events for children aged 3-12 years. Notorious Navvies and Victorian make-and-take crafts. Times and prices vary. Until Friday. 01329 233 734 / royalarmouries.org.

PORTCHESTER: Fort Nelson. 12.30 and 3.15pm. Insight Session: Florence Nightingale. Discover the pioneering work of The Lady with the Lamp. Free. 01329 233 734 / royalarmouries.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Academy for Girls, St Marys Rd. 9.30am-8pm. Portsmouth Music Festival – Piano.

HAVANT: Park Community School, Middle Park Way. 9.30am-7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Festival – Dance.

SOUTHSEA: Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 2-4pm. Relax with colouring. Beat stress and aid relaxation. Drop-in, all materials provided.

GIGS

FAREHAM: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. 7.30pm. Breabach. Scottish folk band. £17. (023) 9226 4288.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Yes Minister. The Interalia Theatre presents a unique adaptation of the classic comedy. £11, concessions £9.50. 01329 231 942 / fernehamhall.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

EMSWORTH: Community Centre, North Street. 7.30pm. The Battle of Jutland: a Local Perspective.Illustrated talk by Philip Robinson.Members £2, non-member £3. 01243 378 091 / emsworthmuseum.org.uk.

FRATTON: Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park group walk. (023) 9268 8390.

NORTH END: Learning Place, Derby Road. 12.15pm. Group walk. to Stamshaw Foreshore. Not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier-to-pier group walk. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake memorial. 1pm. Slow, 30-minute group walk. Call (023) 9268 8390.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Ashcrofts Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 10am-3pm. Drama and Art Workshop for Adults with Learning Disabilities. £15. ashcroft.org.uk.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

COMEDY

PETERSFIELD: The Town House, 28 High Street. 7.15pm. Rob Barratt and Open Mic. Comic, poet and musician. £6. petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk.

DANCING

FAREHAM: Ashcrofts Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 10am-4pm. Bollywood Dance Day. For young people, led by dancer Shailly Modi. Includes the opportunity to perform for the family. £25. ashcroft.org.uk.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Community Centre, 51 Twyford Drive. 9.30-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. 07979 800 299.

PORTSMOUTH: The Box, Commercial Road. 6.30-7.30pm. Jedha Fit Street Dance Class. High-intensity training for all abilities and fitness levels. E-mail dmon_tis@hotmail.com.

TITCHFIELD: Community Centre, Mill Street. 1-4pm. Tea dance. £2, includes tea and biscuits.

EVENTS

PORTCHESTER: Community Centre, Westlands Grove. 1.30-3.30pm. Variety Club. £2, includes refreshments.

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road. 10.30-11.30am. Musical Instruments! For children aged four to eight. Free. (023) 9252 4608.

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, PO9 2RS. 7pm. Bridge club. Beginners welcome but experience is necessary. No need to bring a partner. 01243 372 718.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant. 7.30-9.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir rehearsal. (023) 9245 3634 / solentmalevoicechoir.org.

HAVANT: Park Community School, Middle Park Way. 9.30am-7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Festival – Dance.

GIGS

SOUTHWICK: Golden Lion, High Street. 8.15-11pm. Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz. Free. (023) 9221 0437.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Yes Minister. See Monday.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. 9 To 5. The Portsmouth Players presents a musical by Dolly Parton. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

BUCKLAND: Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore group walk. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Civic Offices. 12.15pm. Group walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. (023) 9268 8390.

WORKSHOPS

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East St. 10.30am-3.30pm. Magical Wonders Workshops. Until Thursday. Perfect for little magicians to have fun with stories and games. £6.50. thespring.co.uk

HAVANT: Meridian Shopping Centre, Elm Lane. 11am-3pm. Superhero Workshop. Create your very own Batman mask and Wonder Woman spoon. Free. 0161 804 7821 / meridianshoppingcentre.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22

DANCING

SARISBURY GREEN: Community Centre, The Green. 8-10pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. £2.50, includes tea and biscuits. 01489 573 114.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 7-8pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. 07979 800 299.

COWPLAIN: Social Club, London Road. 7.30-10pm. Social dancing. 50/50 ballroom, Latin American and sequence. £2. 07980 058 310 / ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

CATHERINGTON: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Horndean Camera Club meeting. Speakers, internal and external club competitions, and home evenings for members to show their skills. horndeancameraclub.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ashcrofts Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 9am-4pm. Arts and Craft Day. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Disney’s The Jungle Book using mosaics and printing. £15. ashcroft.org.uk.

FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 10am-12pm. Circle of Friends Craft Group. £3, first session free. (023) 9278 0500.

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 11am-12pm. The Dot Storytime Special. For children aged three to 10. (023) 9252 3463.

LEE ON THE SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-12.30pm. Table Top and Craft Sale. £6 to book 6ft table, £5 to book 4ft table. Free entry. (023) 9255 1706.

HAVANT: Park Community School, Middle Park Way. 9.30am-7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Festival – Dance.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Rd. 10.15am. Melody Tots. Music group for babies and toddlers. (023) 9281 4444.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road. 8pm. Broadside Folk Club. Acoustic, singaround. Piano available.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Yes Minister. See Monday.

PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, High Street. 7.30pm. The Torchlight Mysteries presents The Spider’s Web. Murder mystery by Agatha Christie. £15. torchlightmysteries.com.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. 9 To 5. See Tuesday.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Phoenix Players present Puss in Boots. Family pantomime. £10, concessions £8. 0845 4676 462.

WALKS & TALKS

CHICHESTER: County Hall, West Street. 7.30pm. Talk by Brian Ringer. Railway Correspondence and Travel Society presents a talk by Brian Ringer on the history of UK rail freight from 1960 to the present day. £3, includes refreshments. 01243 372 234 / rcts.org.uk.

HAVANT: United Reformed Church Hall. 7.30pm. PowerPoint presentation by John Negus on Shrubs of Distinction. Hear about shrubs for flowers, leaves, berries and bark. £2, includes tea and coffee.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Group walk with views of the Spinnaker Tower. (023) 9268 8390.

PORT SOLENT: Meet in front of Odeon. 2pm. Group walk. Sturdy shoes recommended for uneven footpaths. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins Pond / Milton Foreshore group walk. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: University of Portsmouth, Eldon Building. 3pm-4pm. Metamorphosis. Talk by author Polly Morland where she explores the power of true stories. Free, reserve your place at eventbrite.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake Cafe. 10.30am.Canoe Lake /Southsea seafront group walk. (023) 9268 8390.

WORKSHOPS

HAYLING ISLAND: Community Centre, Station Rd. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Flower Arranging Workshop. £15, includes tea, coffee, raffle and all equipment. (023) 9246 0630.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-12pm. Mini makers. A world of colour and creativity for those aged five and below. (023) 9277 8080 / aspex.org.uk.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30 pm. Zoe Lyons: Little Misfit. Quick-fire observational gags and laugh-out-loud one-liners. £14. ashcroft.org.uk.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Rd. 7.30pm. Royal Marine School of Music. (023) 9281 4444.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Out of Dresden with Steven Isserlis. £15.75-£30.75. BSOlive.com.

DANCING

ALVERSTOKE: Alverbank Hotel. 8-11pm. Salsa class. Beginners’ and improvers’ lessons, group dancing and more with Salsa Synergy UK. £6. 07979 800 299.

WATERLOOVILLE: St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Padnell Road. 7-8pm and 8-9pm. Ballroom and latin beginners’ dance class. 07505 191 596 / dancerevival.co.uk.

EVENTS

COPNOR: Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. £3.95. (023) 9261 7890.

COSHAM: Library, Spur Road. 2-4pm. Relax with colouring.Beat stress and aid relaxation. Drop-in, all materials provided. (023) 9268 8259.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 9am-4pm. Drama Day. Create scenes inspired around Disney’s The Jungle Book. £15. ashcroft.org.uk.

FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 10.30am-12 noon. Singing for Wellbeing. Lift the spirits and meet new friends. £3, first session free. (023) 9278 0500.

FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, 2-4pm. Friendship Club. Different activity each week. £3, first session free. (023) 9278 0500.

HAVANT: Park Community School, Middle Park Way. 9.30am-7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Festival – Dance.

PORTCHESTER: Community Centre. 9.30am-11am. Teeny Tots freeflow play session. £2.50 per family.

PORTSMOUTH: Cathedral, High Street, PO1 2HH. 1.10pm-2pm. Organ Recital by Jordan English. Free. (023) 9289 2965.

SOUTHSEA: St James’s Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singercise. For older and disabled people to improve fitness. £2.50. 07754 528 814.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Broken-mic night hosted by Jay Groovara. (023) 9282 0896 / rmatavern.co.uk.

MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Baptist Church Hall, North Street. 10am-12pm. Country Market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh meat, eggs, plants and crafts.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs, home-made crafts, cards, jewellery, woodwork, plants, cakes, preserves, honey and books.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Stage One Youth Theatre presents Footloose. £11, concessions £9.50. 01329 231942 / fernehamhall.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, High Street, PO1 2JE. 7.30pm. The Spider’s Web. See Wednesday.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. 9 To 5. See Tuesday.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Puss in Boots. See Wednesday.

WORKSHOPS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall. 3.45pm. Recharge Singing Workshops for 55+. No audition required. £3. Call (023) 9387 0193.

ADVERTISE YOUR EVENT

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