What’s On from Friday, February 24 to Thursday, March 2

Chip and Chesney Hawkes will perform at The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant
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What’s on for the week ahead

COFFEE

GOSPORT: Elson Library, Chantry Rd. 10-11am. Hot Topic! Talk from Canine Partners about how they transform the lives of disabled people by training assistance dogs. Free. (023) 9252 4608.

DANCING

BUCKLAND: Community Centre, Malins Rd. 1.30-4pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. £3. (023) 9242 5331.

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

EASTNEY: Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 11.30am-12.30pm. FiftyFifty Creative Dance. For people aged 50 and above. (023) 92468610.

EVENTS

EASTNEY: Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 12.30-2.30pm. Table Top sale. Crafts, plants, bric-a-brac, books, toys and more. Free. (023) 9286 4306 / eastneycommunitycentre.com.

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

HAYLING Island: Community Centre, Station Rd. 7.30pm. Freddie Mercury Tribute Night. £13. (023) 9246 7562.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 9.30am-8pm. Portsmouth Music Festival - Vocal.

PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Museum, Main Rd. Totally Tudor. The perfect family day out including puppets, dressing up and Tudor games. Free with valid museum ticket. Adults £18, children £13.

Wallington: Village Hall, Broadcut. 7.30pm. Solent Bonsai Society Winter Image Show. Trees for sale, refreshments and raffle. Free. (023) 9264 0985 / solentbonsai.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Tracey Stephens. Free. Call (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, Walpole Rd. 10am-5pm. Royal Blood: Births, Battles and Beheadings. Celebrating Hampshire’s royal history with costumes and artefacts. Free. 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. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival – 1968, 1969, 1970. Images of artists, fans, and backstage drama from some of the greatest music gatherings of all time. £3, concessions £2.50. (023) 9387 0200.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Manchester By the Sea. An uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy’s father dies. Starring BAFTA winner Casey Affleck. 07435 029 408 / info@no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Rd. 7.30pm. Tannahill Weavers. One of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, performing topical songs and original ballads. £12, concessions £11. ashcroft.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Rd. 9pm. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. facebook.com/GoldenEagleSouthsea.

MARKETS

STUBBINGTON: Library, Stubbington Ln. 9am-12pm. Country Market. With home-made cakes, savouries, dairy and gluten free products, crafts, flowers, fruit and vegetables.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Rd. 2pm. Night at the Theatre. Stopgap Theatre presents a fun, family adventure to celebrate the creativity in all of us. £7, family ticket £25. ashcroft.org.uk.

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

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Rd. 7.30pm. The Portsmouth Players present 9 To 5: The Musical. Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. (023) 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Theatre, Albert Rd. 7.30pm. Phoenix Players present Puss in Boots. £10, concessions £8. 0845 467 6462.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront group walk. Suitable for all. (023) 9268 8390.

FARLINGTON: Third car park at Farlington Marshes. 10.30am. Walk across farmland and footpaths around the marshes. Sturdy shoes recommended (023) 9268 8390.

WORKSHOPS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Rd. 10am-4pm. Family workshop. A feast of colour and texture celebrating and learning about crafts from India. ashcroft.org.uk.

TOMORROW

DANCING

EASTNEY: Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 9am-2.30pm. Theatre School. Classes in Ballet, tap, modern and jazz dancing. For adults and children aged two and above. (023) 9287 4777.

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Ln. 7.30pm-10.30pm. 50/50 social ballroom, Latin American and sequence. £4. Bring your own drinks. 07980 058 310 or visit / ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.

TITCHFIELD: Community Centre, Mill St. 7.30pm-11pm. 78 Club 50-50 dance. £7, members £6.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, High St. 10.30am-12.30pm / 1.30-3.30pm. Saxons in Gosport with the Weorod Saxon Reenactors. Learn about Saxon costumes, technologies and weaponry. Free. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: Abbeyfield, Privett Rd. 2-4pm. Bargain sale. Second-hand clothes, ornaments and more. 07968 899 805.

HAVANT: Calvary Chapel, Barncroft Primary School, Park Ln. 6.30-7.30pm. Just Hymns. An hour of praise and worship with great hymns. 07879 130 499 / calvaryportsmouth.co.uk.

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

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 9.30am-8pm. Portsmouth Music Festival – Vocal.

PURBROOK: Deverell Hall, London Rd. Health & Fitness Wellbeing Show. Meet experts in fitness, beauty, skincare, body and mind treatments and spiritual and holistic treatments. £2, proceeds to Guide Dogs for the Blind. 07505 200 517.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Tracey Stephens. See today.

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, Walpole Rd. 10am-5pm. Royal Blood: Births, Battles and Beheadings. See today.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 10am-5.30pm. Cicatrix – The Scar of a Healed Wound. See today.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival – 1968, 1969, 1970. See today.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. La La Land. A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Starring Ryan Gosling and BAFTA winner Emma Stone. 07435 029 408 / info@no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 8pm. Chesney and Chip Hawkes. See performances of The One and Only, Tremeloes hits and Hawkes family favourites, plus a Q&A session. £20, concessions £18. (023) 9247 2700 / thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Rd. 9pm. Reloaded. Rock covers band. facebook.com/GoldenEagleSouthsea.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Rd. 7.30pm. Stage One Youth Theatre presents Footloose: The Musical. See today.

FRATTON: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Rd. 2.30 / 7.30pm. Aladdin and His Lamp. A traditional panto starring members of the parish. (023) 9282 2687.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 11.30am / 2.30pm. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. A delightful retelling of the classic magical tale. £8, family tickets £28. (023) 9247 2700 / thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Rd. 7.30pm. The Portsmouth Players present 9 To 5: The Musical. See today.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Theatre, Albert Rd. 7.30pm. Phoenix Players present Puss in Boots. See today.

WALKS & TALKS

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

WORKSHOPS

TITCHFIELD: Parish Rooms, The Square. 2-4pm. Scrap Happy Young Quilters. £2.50. For children aged six to 16. All materials provided.

SUNDAY

COFFEE

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays. 2pm. Coffee and Conversation. Join Aspex director Joanne Bushnell and former director Les Buckingham as part of 35 and Counting celebrations. £4. (023) 9277 8080 / aspex.org.uk.

DANCING

EMSWORTH: Community Centre, North St. 2-4.30pm. Tea dance. £6, includes tea/coffee. 07950 730 274.

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

EVENTS

HAVANT: Calvary Chapel, Barncroft Primary School, Park Ln. 10.30am-12.30pm. Worship and The Word. A service of encouragement and worship. Sunday school and creche available. 07879 130499 / calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/sunday-mornings.

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

PORT SOLENT: The Boardwalk. 10am. Solent Renegade Club Classic Car Meet-up.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 9.30am-1.30pm. Portsmouth Music Festival – Vocal.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Tracey Stephens. See today.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Rd. 7pm-12am. Broken-mic night. Hosted by Jay Groovara. (023) 9282 0896 / rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Rd. 8.30pm. AlleyCats. Open-mic night. facebook.com/GoldenEagleSouthsea.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Rd. 7.30pm. Jolie Booth presents HIP. The real-life story of Anne Clarke told through diaries, letters and possessions discovered in a long-forgotten Brighton flat. £10, concessions £9. ashcroft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Rd. 7.30pm. Oh What a Nite! With The Jerseys, Leye D Johns and The Viva Showgirls. £19.50, concessions £17.50. 01329 231 942 / fernehamhall.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Theatre, Albert Rd. 2.30pm. Phoenix Players present Puss in Boots. See today.

WALKS & TALKS

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

MONDAY

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Rd. 7.30pm. Sue Perkins Live! in Spectacles. An evening of sparkling wit, tall-tales and a user’s guide to Mary Berry. (023) 9282 8282 / kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

DANCING

CROFTON: Community Centre, Stubbington Ln. 6.30-7.30pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. 07979 800 299.

EASTNEY: Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 9.30-10.15am. Diddi Dance. A pre-school programme to explore different dance styles from hip-hop to bollywood. 07767 702 444 / diddidance.com.

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

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

SOUTHSEA: Baptist Church Hall, Devonshire Ave. 7.30-9.30pm. Ballroom and latin classes with Instep Dance Club. £5 per session or £6 for two. 07722 040 483.

EVENTS

COWPLAIN: Borrow Centre, London Rd. 1.30-3.30pm. Crafty Needles. 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. A fun competitive game that can be played by all. £3, first week free. (023) 9278 0500.

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

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Tracey Stephens. See today.

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, Walpole Rd. 10am-5pm. Royal Blood: Births, Battles and Beheadings. See today.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 10am-5.30pm. Cicatrix – The Scar of a Healed Wound. See today.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival – 1968, 1969, 1970. See today.

WALKS & TALKS

CHICHESTER: Chichester Park Hotel. 7pm. The Apache Helicopter and its Operations in Afghanistan and Libya. Talk by Lt Col David Amlot on his experiences flying the Apache. £5, members £3, under-16’s free. 01243 823007 / airaces.org.uk.

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

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

SOUTHSEA: South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier-to-pier group walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. (023) 9268 8390.

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

TUESDAY

CLASSES

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, High St. 2-4pm. Mandarin Chinese for Beginners. Learn the language to deal with day-to-day situations. £60, until April 4. (023) 9252 3463.

DANCING

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

PORTSMOUTH: The Box, Commercial Rd. 6.30-7.30pm. Jedha Fit Street Dance Class. High-intensity dance training for all abilities. dmon_tis@hotmail.com.

TITCHFIELD: Community Centre, Mill St. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2, includes tea and biscuits.

EVENTS

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club. 7pm. Bridge club. Beginners welcome but some experience of bridge is necessary. No need to bring a partner. 01243 372 718 / angela.nigel.peake@gmail.com.

HAVANT: Methodist Church. 7.30-10pm. Spirit of the South Acappella Chorus Choir rehearsal. Seeking new members New musical director with experience of working with a group of singers required. (023) 9264 1997.

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

leigh park: St Francis’ Church, Riders Ln. 7.30-9.30pm. Staunton Park Genealogy Group meeting. thestauntoninfo.org.

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

fratton: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Rd. 7.30pm. Pancake Races. A celebration for Shrove Tuesday with Caribbean food, music and dancing. £5, concessions £3. (023) 9281 4444.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Tracey Stephens. See today.

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, Walpole Rd. 10am-5pm. Royal Blood: Births, Battles and Beheadings. See today.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 10am-5.30pm. Cicatrix – The Scar of a Healed Wound. See today.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival – 1968, 1969, 1970. See today.

WALKS & TALKS

BUCKLAND: Community Centre, Malins Rd. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore group walk with views of Portchester Castle. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Civic Offices, Guildhall Sq. 12.15pm. Lunchtime group walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. (023) 9268 8390.

Wednesday

COFFEE

BAFFINS: Scout Headquarters, Paignton Ave. 10am. Coffee morning. Bric-a-brac, books, clothing and more on sale. (023) 9286 2834.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Sq, PO1 2DX. 10am-12pm. Macmillan Coffee Morning. For anyone affected by cancer.

DANCING

CROFTON: Community Centre, Stubbington Ln. 7-8pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. 07979 800 299.

SARISBURY GREEN: Community Centre, The Green. 8-10pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. Singles welcome. £2.50, includes tea and biscuits. 01489 573114.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel. 1-4pm. Social dancing. Music by Steve Kingsley. Chance to win Sunday lunch for two worth £40. £4.50. (023) 9273 1281.

EVENTS

CATHERINGTON: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Horndean Camera Club meeting. Speakers, competitions, and home evenings. horndeancameraclub.org.uk

COSHAM: Library, Spur Rd. 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the Museum. A group for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote understanding of life in times of conflict. (023) 9284 1762 / iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

fratton: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Rd. 12pm / 7.30pm. Mass for Ash Wednesday and Charity Lunch. Special service to mark the beginning of lent.. (023) 9281 4444.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Tracey Stephens. See today.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 10am-5.30pm. Cicatrix – The Scar of a Healed Wound. See today.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival – 1968, 1969, 1970. See today.

GIGS

PARK GATE: Royal British Legion, Brook Lane. 8-10.30pm. The Clive New Big Band. Free. (023) 9269 3988.

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

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: King George V playing fields car park, Northern Rd. 2pm. Group walk around Hilsea Lido and Wakeboarding Park. (023) 9268 8390.

WORKSHOPS

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-12pm. Mini makers. A world of colour and creativity for children aged five and below and their parents or carers. £3. (023) 9277 8080 / aspex.org.uk.

THURSDAY

DANCING

ALVERSTOKE: Alverbank Hotel. 8-11pm. Salsa class. Beginners and improvers lessons, group dances and more with Salsa Synergy UK. £6. 07979 800299.

EASTNEY: Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 4.15-6.15pm. Abstract Dance and Performing Arts. Classes in street dance, commercial dance and performing arts for children aged from five to 11. 07708 720 711 / AbstractDPA.com.

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

EVENTS

COSHAM: Library, Spur Rd. 2-4pm. Relax with colouring. Beat stress and aid relaxation. All materials provided. Call (023) 9268 8259.

COPNOR: Stacey Centre, Walsall Rd. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. Two-course lunch, tea, coffee, raffle ticket and bingo or entertainment. £5.00. (023) 9261 7890.

FARLINGTON: St Andrew’s Church Hall. 7pm. Farlington Garden Club meeting. Guest speaker Dr Alec Jones. Non-members £1.

PORTCHESTER: Community Centre. 9.30-11am. Teeny Tots Freeflow Play Session. £2.50 per family, includes refreshments.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Rd. 8.30pm. Quiz night. facebook.com/GoldenEagleSouthsea.

SOUTHSEA: St. James’ Church Hall. 11am. Singercise. A fun fitness session for older and disabled people. £2.50. 07754 528 814.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Tracey Stephens. See today.

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, Walpole Rd. 10am-5pm. Royal Blood: Births, Battles and Beheadings. See today.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 10am-5.30pm. Cicatrix – The Scar of a Healed Wound. See today.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival – 1968, 1969, 1970. See today.

GIGS

PARK GATE: Royal British Legion, Brook Lane. 8-10.30pm. The Clive New Big Band. Free. Call (023) 9269 3988.

SOUTHSEA: Bulldog Blues Club, The NBE CSA Club, Onslow Rd. 8pm. Red Butler. Up-and-coming young band playing material from their new album, Nothing to Lose. £8 in advance, £10 on the door.

MARKETS

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

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

WALKS & TALKS

HILSEA: Scott Road car park. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines group walk. (023) 9268 8390.

HILSEA: Mountbatten Centre entrance of Alexandra Park. 6.30pm. Group walk. Flat circular route follows the shore line along the pedestrian footpath up to Hilsea Lido and back. (023) 9284 1762.

WORKSHOPS

pORTSMOUTH: Guildhall. 3.45pm. Recharge Singing Workshops for 55+. No audition or ability to read music required for this feel-good singing session. £3. (023) 9387 0193 / hayley.reay@portsmouthguildhall.co.uk.

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