What’s on from Friday, April 8 – Thursday, April 14, 2016

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CONCERTS
CHICHESTER: Lavant Memorial Hall, Pook Lane. 8pm. Swing Commanders. 50s style band. £5. Call 01243 52743.

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

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 10am-4pm. Easter puzzle trail. Can you find all the egg shaped clues in the museum galleries and discover what word they spell? Pick up a trail sheet at the front desk and take part in this self-guided activity. Free with a valid ticket. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Lee on-the-Solent Art Group. Group member’s AGM and member’s Monochrome Challenge. Call (023) 9255 0581 or visit lee-on-the-solent-artgroup.yolasite.com.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-4pm. Venom, Poison and Stingers. This event showcases a selection of the aquatic world’s deadliest critters including lionfish, stingrays, and fire bellied toads. The aquarium will be running ‘Predators’ tours throughout the holidays, younger visitors will be able to take part in arts and crafts workshops where they can create their own paper plate pufferfish, funky jellyfish hats and awesome anemones. Call (023) 9287 5222 or visit bluereefaquarium.co.uk/portsmouth.
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.

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 both professional and amateur. Call (023) 9250 3280 for more information.

GIGS
HAVANT: The Curlew. 9pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Spike’s Leg-Endary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

SURREY: Grayshott Folk Club, St. Alban’s Church, Hindhead, GU26 6RB. 7.30pm. Atlan. Adult tickets £18 or £20 on the door. Call 01428 60709.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Bemis. Acoustic rock band.

MARKETS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9am-12pm. Stubbington Country Market. With cakes, savouries, dairy and gluten free products, crafts, flowers, fruit and vegetables. Everything is home baked, hand crafted, or home grown. Free parking.
STAGE
HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Community Centre, Hayling Park, Station Road, West Town, PO11 0HB. 7.30pm. Jesus Christ Superstar. A musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Call (023) 9246 7545.

PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, High Street, PO1 2JE. 7.30pm. The Winter’s Tale.

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 for more information.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 12pm-2pm. Free motion embroidery. Potters wheel and model making. £15. Take own machine with free motion foot. Call (023) 9282 2026 or visit makersmerchant.com.

tomorrow

BOOKS

PORTSMOUTH: Blackwell’s, University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Road, PO1 2EF. 2pm. Book Launch: We are Giants by Amber Lee Dodd.

EVENTS
COSHAM: St Philip’s Church hall, Hawthorn Crescent. 11am-2pm. Table top sale. Tables to hire for £5, book in advance. Refreshments with bacon rolls and homemade soup and a variety of tables and homemade cakes. Admission 40p. Call (023) 9237 9278.

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. Build@Church. A space for families to hear stories from the Bible, respond to them creatively using Lego® and Duplo® bricks, pray using the bricks and share tea and coffee, soft drinks and cake together. Visit farlingtonparish.co.uk/buildatchurch or call (023) 9275 4130.

EMSWORTH: International Hall, The Square. 9.30am-12.30pm. Bric-a-brac and book sale. Call 01243 431 183 or visit southbournelions.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 11am-4pm & 6pm-11pm. Portchester Beer Festival. Lunchtime band Dicey Riley, evening band Pompey Pluckers.

Tickets from Sir Loin of Beef, Southsea, Rose in June, Milton, Cormorant Portchester, Golden Lion, Fareham and Portchester Community Centre. 18 years and above, first pint free.

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 10am-4pm. Easter puzzle trail. Can you find all the egg shaped clues in the museum galleries and discover what word they spell? Pick up a trail sheet at the front desk and take part in this self-guided activity. Free with a valid ticket. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk.

HAVANT: St Josephs Church Hall, 134 West Street, P09 1LP. 11am-1pm. Jumble sale. With clothes, shoes, nearly new.

books, CDs , DVDs, bric-a-brac and toys. All Welcome. Proceeds to The Medaille Trust.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-2pm. The Camp Bestival Space Camp Tour. There’ll be a variety of space-themed crafts and a photo booth with

hand-illustrated props. The Top Banana

Circus will also be on site providing space cadet training, along with the local Cheeky Monkey Face Painting. All alongside music from Camp Bestival DJ’s. Entry is free, every child will receive aCamp Bestival goody bag with a copy of kids science magazine, OKIDO! Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 12pm-3pm. Penhale School Spring Fair. Lots of stalls and refreshments.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Music Club, High Street, PO1 2LN. 7.30pm. An Evening with Mr Pepys. Performed by The Eisenach Ensemble. An evening of theatre and music, which provides a unique insight into London life in the seventeeth century. Tickets: £8. Call (023) 9279 7368.

PORTSMOUTH: Copnor Methodist Church, Copnor Road. 1.30pm-5.30pm. Copnor Crafters. Any adult is welcome to attend. Bring your own craft to do and £4 to cover costs, including refreshments.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-4pm. Venom, Poison and Stingers. This event, showcases a selection of the aquatic world’s deadliest critters including lionfish, stingrays, and fire bellied toads. The aquarium will be running ‘Predators’ tours throughout the holidays, younger visitors will be able to take part in arts and crafts workshops where they can create their own paper plate pufferfish, funky jellyfish hats and awesome anemones. Call (023) 9287 5222 or visit bluereefaquarium.co.uk/portsmouth for more information.

WINCHESTER: St. Lawrence Parish Rooms, Colebrook Street. 2pm. Elgar’s First and the Modern Symphony. Audio-visual presentation by John Pickard, professor of composition and applied musicology at the University of Bristol. Organised by The Elgar Society Southern Branch. Admission free. Visitors welcome. Call 01590 626516 or visit elgar.org. 
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.

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 both professional and amateur. Call (023) 9250 3280 for more information.

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 large oyster dredgers that worked in Emsworth Harbour. In the early 1900s the local oysters became infected and Emsworth’s oyster industry collapsed overnight. For many years Terror was left to decay until a project led by Chichester Harbour Conservancy using a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund allowed it to be restored. Call 01243 378091 or visit emsworthmuseum.org.uk.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. The Blue Road. Blues rock band.
STAGE
HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Community Centre, Hayling Park, Station Road, West Town, PO11 0HB. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Jesus Christ Superstar. A musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Call (023) 9246 7545.

PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, High Street, PO1 2JE. 7.30pm. The Winter’s Tale.

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: Royal Naval & Royal Albert Yacht Club, 17 Pembroke Road, PO1 2NT. 2pm. Donald’s Navy - The Royal Navy seen through the postcards of Donald McGill. By George Malcolmson. Call (023) 9283 1461. 
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 3pm-5pm. Introduction to crochet. £30. Call (023) 9282 2026 or visit makersmerchant.com.

sunday

CONCERTS
GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road, PO12 3PX. 2pm. Gosport and District Organ Club Concert Theatre Organ Concert. Starring Paul Francis. Tickets are £7 on the door. Call 01329 310 592 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 4pm. Music Foundation Concert. Organ Recital by Brian Moles, director of music, St Mary’s, Portsea. Admission free. Retiring collection in aid of the St Mary’s Music Foundation, which supports young people from the area in developing their musical skills.

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.

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 10am-4pm. Easter puzzle trail. Can you find all the egg shaped clues in the museum galleries and discover what word they spell? Pick up a trail sheet at the front desk and take part in this self-guided activity. Free with a valid ticket. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk.

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.

SOUTHAMPTON: Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane, SO31 7HB. 11am-4pm. Spring Steam Up. Traction engines, miniature train rides, arts and crafts, Brickworks Museum, children’s activities and more. Admission £6, family £15. Visit bursledonbrickworks.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-4pm. Venom, Poison and Stingers. This event showcases a selection of the aquatic world’s deadliest critters including lionfish, stingrays, and fire bellied toads. The aquarium will be running ‘Predators’ tours throughout the holidays, younger visitors will be able to take part in arts and crafts workshops where they can create their own paper plate pufferfish, funky jellyfish hats and awesome anemones. Call (023) 9287 5222 or visit bluereefaquarium.co.uk/portsmouth 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.

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

PO10 7DD. 2.30pm-4.30pm. The history of the oyster boat named Terror. Terror was built in about 1890 to support the large oyster dredgers that worked in Emsworth Harbour. In the early 1900s the local oysters became infected and Emsworth’s oyster industry collapsed overnight. For many years Terror was left to decay until a project led by Chichester Harbour Conservancy using a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund allowed it to be restored. Call 01243 378091 or visit emsworthmuseum.org.uk. 
GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Tap, London Road. 5pm. Bex and the Beat Bonanza.

SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road (off Clarence Parade), PO5 3NB. 8pm-10.30pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. 
WALKS & TALKS
MILTON: Meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton foreshore. A brisk walk over the uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. 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. 


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.

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.
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.

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 both professional and amateur. Call (023) 9250 3280 for more information. 
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 for more information.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. Social Changes Since 1950. Ray Riley will give a light-hearted run through subjects such as dress, hair styles and male attitudes towards females since the 1950s. Presented by Petersfield U3A.

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 for more information.

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 for more information. 
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 7pm-8.30pm. Guitar workshop. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

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
COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Cosham Keyboard and Music Club concert. Members will be playing easy listening music on various keyboards and organ. All welcome.

Non-members £5. Call (023) 9237 6313.

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

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: Staunton Park Genealogy Group, Lower Ground Floor, St Francis Church, Riders Lane, Leigh Park, PO9 4QT. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Group meeting. New members welcome. For more information visit thestauntoninfo.org. 
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.

HAVANT: The Elms, Lower Road, Bedhampton. 7pm. Portsdown Hill: a Literary View. Written and narrated by Nigel Gossop, with readings by members of the Havant U3A Play Reading Group. Portsdown Hill: a literary view is a collection of extracts from the writings of people who have known, loved and loathed Portsdown Hill. £3. Ticket numbers are limited so advanced booking is advisable. Call (023) 9237 5594:

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.

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 for more information.

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 both professional and amateur. Call (023) 9250 3280 for more information.

GARDENS

CLANFIELD: Petersgate School, Green Lane, PO8 0JU. 7.30pm. Clanfield Gardening Club. Gardeners and growers available to give you advice. For more information contact Margaret Austin on (023) 9264 9042.

STAGE
PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre, Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. Safe. Set against the imagined backdrop of the 1930’s construction of the Empire State Building, Safe is a tale of skill and bravery, grit and determination, brotherhood and camaraderie, brought to life by the sensational five male dancers of ZoieLogic Dance Theatre. Tickets are £14. To book, call the box office on (023) 9264 900 visit newtheatreroyal.com.

WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.30pm-9.30pm. From depression to therapy. Scrap Happy Quilters – a talk by Karen Berry. £3.50 for non-members. New members welcome. Call Jenny on 01329 231 790.

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 for more information.

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.

SOUTHSEA: St. Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Birthplace Branch of the Dickens Fellowship meeting. Book of the year is A Tale of Two Cities. All welcome. Non-members £1. Call (023) 9266 4205 for more information.

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 for more information.

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.

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 for more information.

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 (023) 9268 8705.
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. 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 both professional and amateur. Call (023) 9250 3280 for more information.

GIGS
GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm- 10.30pm. Cuff Billett’s New Europa. Members £8, guests £10. Booking advisable. Call (023) 9269 3988 or visit gosportjazz.hampshire.org.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: The Scout Hut, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.30pm-9.30pm.

Hampshire Genealogical Society Gosport Group meeting. Trevor Sapey will be talking about the Mary Rose.

All welcome. Free for the first three visits. Call Marilyn Lovett on (023) 9258 5194.

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.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Castle. 2pm. Walk. Meet in the main castle car park. Suitable for beginners. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

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.
WORKSHOPS
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection hall, Brecon Avenue, PO6 2AP. 2pm-4pm. The History of Portsmouth Transport. Eric Watts will give a talk. Care and Fellowship Group. Admission £1, includes tea, biscuits and a raffle ticket.

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
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.

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.

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.

SOUTHSEA: St. James’ 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.

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 (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.

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 both professional and amateur. Call (023) 9250 3280 for more information.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm-12am. On Stage @ The RMA. Open-mic night. All welcome – soloists, 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, fresh local meat and more.
STAGE
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.
WALKS & TALKS
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. 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. Call (023) 9284 1762.