What’s on from Friday, April 15 – Thursday, April 21, 2016

Theres a St Georges Day parade in Emsworth on Thursday

Theres a St Georges Day parade in Emsworth on Thursday

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today

DANCING
PORTSMOUTH, Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm- 4pm. Tea dance. Ballroom and sequence. Music from Brenda & W Sounds. Admission £3, payable on the door. Lunches available in the cafe from 12pm. Call Brenda on (023) 9242 5331 for more information.

EVENTS
FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 11.15am-12.30pm. Table tennis. Every Friday.

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 7pm-9pm. Educational Diabetes seminar. Talk by Dr. Mayank Patel, consultant in diabetes at the University Hospital Southampton. With a diabetic specialist nurse. Free refreshments and leaflets for diabetics. Reserve a place now to avoid disappointment. Call (023) 9238 8149 or see reception.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Val Carter. Call (023) 9238 7284.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Passion for Painting: William Lai. After winning the 2015 Sussex Artists’ Award, William Lai has been given the opportunity to have a solo show in the Studio. William is an Outside In artist who names Paul Gauguin, Picasso and Paul Klee amongst his influences. The exhibition will showcase some of the works that he has created over the last 50 years. Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant org.uk. 
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism. This major exhibition is the first to focus on John Piper’s textile designs, exploring key motifs in the artist’s work such as historic architecture, abstract and religious imagery, as well as subjects explored in the final years of the artist’s life. Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Bi-annual Open Art Exhibition. Displaying the best submissions from Hampshire’s artists. With a range of styles and media, this exhibition is a chance to showcase the talents of local artists and craftspeople.Call (023) 9250 3280 for more information. 
GIGS
FAREHAM: Boarhunt Blues Club, Trampers Lane, PO17 6DD. 9pm. Uncle Buck Band. £12.50 on the door. Call 07445 861519 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Old Home House. 9pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Until late.Non-stop rock from the 70s and 80s. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Absolute Zero. Twin lead rock band.
MARKETS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9am-12pm. Stubbington Country Market.
STAGE
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. God of Carnage. By Bench Theatre Company. A play by Yasmina Reza. Call (023) 9247 2700 for more information.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road. 7.30pm. Hay Fever. A comedy by Noel Coward. Tickets are £6 and available on the door or from (023) 9278 5800. Visit horndeanamdram.com.

SWANMORE: Swanmore Village Hall, New Road, SO32 2PF. 7.30pm. The Flint Street Nativity. By Swanmore Amateur Dramatic Society. Call 01489 894955. 
WALKS & TALKS
SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

tomorrow

DANCING
FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, PO17 5AL. 7.30pm-10.30pm. 50/50 Ballroom, latin and sequence dancing. Special dance with music by Chris Stanbury, keyboard player. Admission £6. No bar, take your own drinks. Tea, coffee and refreshments available in the interval. Ample car parking. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS
HAVANT: Park Community School, Middle Park Way, PO9 4BU. 8pm. 80s Revolution. A night of live music. 80s tribute band Revolution will sing classic hits from bands like Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, U2, Queen, Simple Minds, Nik Kershaw and more. Tickets £10. Book ticekts from thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Both halls, South Hayling United Reformed Church,

Hollow Lane, Mengham, PO11 9EY. 10am-1pm. Swing into Spring Fair. Fundraising for local charities. Family fun day with 25 stalls, face painting, a bouncy castle, a kids craft corner, tombola and more. Free entry. Call (023) 9378 0996.
HORNDEAN: Forest of Bere Bowmen Archery Range, PO8 0AA. 2pm-5pm. Have a go at archery with the Forest of Bere Bowmen. Signs showing directions from Horndean centre.

PORTSMOUTH: Technology Dept., Portsmouth Grammar School, PO1 2LN. 10am-3pm. Carve-in. Members carve their own projects but people who are interested can go along to see.

PORTSMOUTH: Spice Island Inn, PO1 2JL. 7pm-11pm. Charity Event Night. Presented by Dib Dabz. In aid of Help for Heroes. 80s music, karaoke and a raffle.Adults £2, children 50p. All welcome. Tickets available on the door or by calling 07400 324875. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Paintings by Val Carter. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information. Weekend opening is according availability of volunteers.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Passion for Painting: William Lai. See ‘Today’ for full details.
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism. See ‘Today’ for full details.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street (above the fire station),

PO10 7DD. 10.30am-4.30pm. The history of the oyster boat named Terror. Terror was built in about 1890 to support the oyster dredgers that worked in Emsworth Harbour. But the oysters became infected and Emsworth’s oyster industry collapsed overnight. Terror was left to decay until a project led by Chichester Harbour Conservancy allowed it to be restored. Call 01243 378091.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Bi-annual Open Art Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.
GIGS

FAREHAM: Church of St. Peter and St.

Paul. 7.30PM. Fareham Philharmonic Choir April Concert. The choir will be singing Handel’s Dixit Dominus and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. Tickets are £12, £10 concessions and £2 for under 16s and students – available from the FPC box office 01329 664 948, or on the door.

PORTSMOUTH: The Druid’s Arms, 13 Binsteed Road, PO2 7PH. 8.30pm until late. Kenny Mayes returns to The Druid’s. 50s and 60s music. Free entry, everyone welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Live music from various bands and solo acts. Call (023) 9282 0896.
SOUTHSEA: The Portland. 9pm. Splitscreen Radio. 
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Doghouse. Rock party night.
STAGE
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. God of Carnage. By Bench Theatre Company. A play by Yasmina Reza. Call (023) 9247 2700.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road. 7.30pm. Hay Fever. A comedy by Noel Coward. Tickets are £6 and available on the door or from (023) 9278 5800. Visit horndeanamdram.com.

SWANMORE: Swanmore Village Hall, New Road, SO32 2PF. 7.30pm. The Flint Street Nativity. Call 01489 894955.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 3pm-5pm. Introduction to crochet. £30. Call (023) 9282 2026 or visit makersmerchant.com.

sunday

EVENTS
EASTNEY: Miniature Railway Track, Bransbury Park. 2pm-5pm. Public passenger running. Both steam and/or electric locomotives. Weather permitting. 50p per person for two circuits of track.
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 10.30am-12.30pm. Morning worship with creche available. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 4pm-5pm. Discovery Hour. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Paintings by Val Carter. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information. Weekend opening is according availability of volunteers.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Passion for Painting: William Lai. See ‘Today’ for full details.
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism. See ‘Today’ for full details.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street (above the fire station),

PO10 7DD. 2.30pm-4.30pm. The history of the oyster boat named Terror. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, Broad Street, PO1 2JE. 11am-4pm. An Easter parade of fine art. Free. Dogs are welcome. Visit craftsinthetower.co.uk.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: Rosies Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove, PO5 1JF. 1.30pm-4pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. For eating, pre-booking is essential. Call (023) 9275 5944.
TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Highland Road Cemetery, Highland Road. 2pm. Tour and information day. £3 per person. Chapel opens 12pm-4pm, displaying 1000+ stories of those interred, entrance to the chapel is free. All profits to Friends of Highland Road Cemetery. Call (023) 9266 8657.

WALKS & TALKS
HILSEA: Meet at the Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido. 10.30am. Walk. Along the foreshore footpath to the Mountbatten Centre and back. Flat and paved route. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 2pm. Roles of Women in the First World War. A talk by Charles Haskell, director of the First World War Remembrance Centre at Fort Widley. The talk will feature the regaling of stories and facts using authentic props and historical artifacts. Call (023) 9273 7370 for more information.

monday

CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: St Swithun’s Church Hall, PO5 2PL. 6pm-8.30pm. Martial arts. Tai Chi 6-7pm and Kung Fu 7-8.30pm. First lesson free. Call 078130 06569 for more information.

DANCING
STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

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

EVENTS
COPNOR: North End Baptist Church, Powerscourt Road. 10am-12pm. Copnor Coffee Club. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road, PO8 8DB. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Crafty Needles Knit and Natter Group. All welcome. £2.50. Call Carole on (023) 9261 5916 or The Borrow Centre on (023) 9226 6423 for more information.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Craft Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, North End. 10.30am-12.45pm & 4pm-8pm. Spiritual Healing Clinic. No appointment necessary. Free, donations are gratefully received. Call (023) 9269 3169.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 2pm-4pm. Relax with Colouring. For adults. Research has found that colouring-in is a great way to beat stress, it also aids relaxation. Drop-in, all materials are provided.
SOUTHSEA: St John’s College, Grove Road South, PO5 3QW. 7.30pm. Police and Crime Commisioner Hustings. This event provides an opportunity for members of the local community to ask questions about policing and crime issues in Hampshire before the elections in May. Refreshments will be served from 7pm. For more details about this event please contact Dr Graham Goodlad by calling (023) 9281 5118.

EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Val Carter. Call (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS
FAREHAM: Forest Folk, Trampers Lane, North Boarhunt. 8pm. Bob Fox. For further information or to book tickets (£12 each), ring the Forest Folk box office on (023) 9226 4288 or email info@forestfolk.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to pier walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, Memorial where the buses terminate. 1pm. Canoe Lake walk. Slow short 30 minute walk. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 6.30pm. Evening walk. Along the promenade to Eastney and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

TITCHFIELD: Parish Rooms, PO14 4AQ, 7pm for 7.30pm. Beyond the Surface by Ticia Lever. Solent Branch of the Embroiderer’s Guild meeting. Ticia creates colourful and innovative textiles using both hand and machine stitching and takes her inspiration from nature, such as birds and organic forms. All welcome. Visitors £5. For more details please call Margaret Mainwaring on 01329 285 825 or e-mail gemmabridges@gmail.com. Or visit solenteg.blogspot.com.
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 7pm-8.30pm. Guitar workshop.Call (023) 9217 6400.

tuesday

DANCING
FAREHAM: Fareham Academy, St Annes Grove, PO14 1JJ. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Ballroom and Latin beginners’ dance class. Tickets £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk for more information.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Community Centre, 51 Twyford Drive, PO13 8JU. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4.00pm. Tea dance. Admission £2, includes tea and biscuits.

EVENTS
FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 1pm-3pm. Variety club. Every Tuesday.

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, Elson, PO12 4NG. 1.30pm-2pm. Rhymetime. Every Tuesday in the children’s library. Free toe tapping, hand clapping, knee jogging fun for babies & toddlers. It’s fun, free and friendly, just drop-in. During term-time only. Parents/carers to remain with their children.

FRATTON: Tesco, Fratton Park Extra. 10am-12pm. Shop and Natter Group. Need a helping hand with your shopping? Want to meet new people? Call Gemma Morrison on 07740 745127.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 10am-11.30am. Parents and Toddlers group.Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

HAVANT: Saint Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant, PO9 1PP. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Seeking new members. Go along and sit in one of the rehearsal evenings. Call McAndrew on (023) 9222 1531 or 07736 877506 or visit smvc.co.uk.

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, PO9 2RS. 7pm. Bridge Players Wanted. Bridge club needing new members. Meet every Tuesday evening. Beginners are welcome, but some knowledge and experience of bridge is necessary. No need to bring a partner. Call Angela and Nigel Peake on 01243 372718 or email angela.nigel.peake@gmail.com for more information.

HILSEA: Howard Road Community Centre, Howard Road, off of Northern Parade. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hilsea Social Group. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

PETERSFIELD: The Townhouse, 28 High Street, Petersfield, GU32 3JL. 7.15pm. Petersfield Write Angle Poetry & Music. With guest Cam Brown. Plus, Oopen-mic for those of you who want to perform your own poetry and music. Admission £5.

PORTSMOUTH: The Hub, Tysley Road, Somerstown. 10am-12pm. Pompey Kurlers. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse Pub, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Val Carter. Call (023) 9238 7284.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Passion for Painting: William Lai. See ‘Today’ for full details.
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Bi-annual Open Art Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Rock ‘n’ Roll Jukebox Jam Session. Hosted by Robin Quigly. All Welcome. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.
SOUTHWICK: The Golden Lion, High Street, PO17 6EB.8.15pm-11pm. The Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. Call (023) 9221 0437 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: Railman’s Social Club, Selbourne Terrace. 7.30pm. South African Steam. By Simon Bowden. Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society meeting. Admission is by a donation of £2, which is used to fund the Watercress Line. For more information contact Dave Meyer (programme secretary), on (023) 9267 1251.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore walk. A walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk. Brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the John Pounds Centre, Queen Street. 1.30pm. Walk. A new walk for people living with dementia and their carers. Call (023) 9284 1762 for more information and to book a place.

wednesday

CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: St Luke’s Church Hall, PO5 2PL. 7.30pm-9pm. Martial arts. Kung fu. First lesson is free. Call 07813 006569 for more information.

DANCING
FAREHAM: Sarisbury Green Community Centre, The Green, SO31 7AA. 8pm-10pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. Singles welcome. No experience necessary. Ample parking. Bar available. Admission £2.50, includes tea and biscuits. Call Annette on 01489 573114 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Royal Beach Hotel. 1pm-4pm. Social dancing. Admission £4.50. Call (023) 9273 1281.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 7pm-8pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

EVENTS
FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 2pm-4pm. Whist (cards). Every Wednesday.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 3pm-4.30pm. Discoverer’s Club. For ages four to 12. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-12.30pm. Lee Residents community table top and craft sale. Admission free. Tea, coffee and biscuits 50p. Call Ray on (023) 9255 1706 for more information.

PURBROOK: Christchurch Hall, London Road, Widley, PO7 5AX. 7.45pm. Solent City Chorus. Looking for new male members to join the friendly singing group. Drop-in and see for yourself, but contact them first in case they’re doing something away from the hall. Call 07796 136487, 07709 617348 or visit singinportsmouth.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Val Carter. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Passion for Painting: William Lai. See ‘Today’ for full details.
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Bi-annual Open Art Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.
STAGE
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. God of Carnage. By Bench Theatre Company. A play by Yasmina Reza. Call (023) 9247 2700 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS
OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2:30pm. The Devil’s Punch Bowl and The South Downs Way. A talk by Stuart Judd. Presented by Petersfield U3A. Call 01730 827374 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond, long walk to Milton foreshore. Ideal for buggies or wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront walk. Through the Rose and Rock Garden. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-12pm. Mini makers. A world of colour and creativity for those aged five and below. Led by trained arts professionals, each session starts with a story, before the children, along with their parents and guardians are invited to try their hand at a range of arts activities. £3 per child. turn up on the day.

thursday

DANCING
DRAYTON: The Drayton Centre, Havant Road, PO6 1PA. 1.45pm-4.15pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom, latin and sequence. Admission £3.50, includes tea and biscuits. New people welcome. Call 07989 124089 or e-mail pp.danceclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information.

GOSPORT: Alverbank Hotel, Alverstoke. 8pm-11pm. Salsa Class. Beginners’ and improvers’ lessons. Fun and entertainment with Salsa Synergy UK. Group dances and more. £6. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Padnell Road, PO8 8DZ. 7pm-8pm & 8pm-9pm. Ballroom and Latin beginners’ dance class. Tickets £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk for more information.

EVENTS
COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. A fresh homemade lunch and dessert, followed by entertainment afterwards, which can include bingo, a quiz or a guest speaker. Admission £3.95. Call (023) 9261 7890 for more information.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road, PO6 3EB. 2pm-4pm. Relax with Colouring. For adults. Beat stress and aid relaxation. Drop-in, all materials are provided. Call (023) 9268 8259 for more information.

EMSWORTH: Starting at Queen Street. 10am. St George’s Day Parade. With soldiers from the 12 Regiment Royal Artillery (Imjin Battery) Thorney Island, veterans from the Second World War, Korea and all conflicts to the present day. Plus, children from Thorney Island and Emsworth Primary Schools. Veterans will be presented with the Emsworth Rose (formerly Imjin Rose). The parade starts at Queen Street, goes through the town centre at 10.30am, past the saluting base and Dignitaries in St Peter’s Square, turns right into Spring Gardens and goes around King’s Terrace, then into the High Street, halting at St Peter’s Square where the ceremony takes place. Street entertainment will be provided by the George’s Regis Jazz Band.

GOSPORT: Local and Naval Studies Centre, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1NS. 10.30am-12.30pm & 3.30pm-5.30pm. Right Royal Drop-in. Mark the Queen’s 90th birthday by exploring royal memorabilia and museum objects from each decade of the Queen’s life and reign. Many artefacts can be handled and volunteers will there for a chat. There’s also dressing up and up and make and take art activities. Drop-in, no need to book. Free, donations appreciated.

PORTSMOUTH: Le Cafe Parisien, 1 Lord Montgomery Way, PO1 2AH. 7pm-10pm. Footprint. A night of music, food, drink and Footprint: the Portsmouth-based environmental boardgame. The night will start with an introduction from game creator Owen Devine about why and how he put Footprint together. There will then be an opportunity for people to take on the sustainability challenge and play the game.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfred’s Church, George Street. 12pm. Mass and charity lunch. A light lunch. The money raised will be used to support a charity.

SOUTHSEA: St James’s Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singercise. Seated fun activity session to music for older and disabled people to help improve fitness. Tea and chat after. Admission £2.50. Call 07754 528814 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12pm. Chat and tea club. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Val Carter. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Passion for Painting: William Lai. See ‘Today’ for full details.
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Bi-annual Open Art Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm-12am. On Stage @ The RMA. Open-mic night. All welcome – solo’s, duo’s and bands. Bands book in advance. Full PA supplied plus video streaming. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.
MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Baptist Church Hall, North Street, PO10 7BY. 10am-11.30pm. Emsworth Country Market. With cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments available.
STAGE
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Hot Mikado. A musical Based on The Mikado by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. By the South Downe Musical Society Call 01329 231942.

FAREHAM: The Cort Theatre, Henry Cort Community College. 7.30pm. Musicals Of Our Time. Fareham Musical Society Youth Theatre celebrates its 1st birthday with a song and dance. Tickets £6, order them by emailing fmsyouththeatre@yahoo.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. God of Carnage. By Bench Theatre Company. A play by Yasmina Reza. Call (023) 9247 2700 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS
FAREHAM: United Reform Church, Osborne Road South. 7.30pm. History of Winchester Part 2. By Andrew Negus, retired history teacher and Blue Badge guide. Fareham Society meeting. Admission £2.

HILSEA: Meet in Scott Road car park, off Military Road by The News Centre. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ where there is an abundance of wildlife. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.
HILSEA: Alexandra Park, Mountbatten Centre entrance. 6.30pm. Walk. The flat, paved circular route follows the shore line along the pedestrian footpath up to Hilsea Lido and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762.
WATERLOOVILLE: Anders Hall, off Milton Road, PO7 6AW. 7.30pm. Transmission Lines Explained – Mike Parkin G0JMI. Horndean & District Amateur Radio Club. Visitors always welcome. Visit hdarc.co.uk.
WORKSHOPS
GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 3.30pm-4.30pm. Krafty Kids – Earth Day. Celebrate Earth Day by making a wreath, a save electricity light switch cover and plant seeds. 50p per child. Suitable for ages five to 10. Parents/carers must remain in the library during this activity. No need to book, but places are limited. Call (023) 9252 4608.

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