What’s on from Friday, August 19 – Thursday, August 25, 2016

Go on a group walk in Southsea on Wednesday and take in some stunning views
Go on a group walk in Southsea on Wednesday and take in some stunning views

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Today

DANCING
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, 1.30-4pm.

Ballroom and sequence dancing. Admission £3. Includes bar facility. Lunches available from 12 noon.

EVENTS
FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, 11.15am-12.30pm. Table tennis. Every Friday.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Queen Alexandra League of Friends Art Team. Sue Harvey, Gwenda Stephens, Belinda Ponsford, Devi Sothinathan, Anne Parminter and Ted Baker. Admission free.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Christopher Wood: Sophisticated Primitive. A major exhibition on the life and art of British artist Christopher Wood (1901-1930).

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Laura Ford: Beauty in the Beast. An installation by leading contemporary sculptor Laura Ford.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10B North Street, PO10 7DD. 2.30pm-4.30pm. 10th Anniversary of the Ems Valley U3A. This exhibition will illustrate the various interests and activities that the members take part in and show that there is certainly learning, life and fun in Emsworth after retirement. Call 01243 378091 or e-mail info@emsworthmuseum.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gallery at Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am 5pm. Wildlife Photographer of the Year. This annual exhibition is from The Natural History Museum and showcases the best wildlife imagery in the world. The 100 award-winning photographs illustrate the abundance, majesty, and vulnerability of life on our planet – on land, sea and sky.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth’s Anglican Cathedral, High Street. 9am-5pm. Portsmouth And Hampshire Art Society Summer Exhibition 2016. 
GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle.Gwyn Ashton. Blues/rock originals.
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.
STAGE
Hayling Island: The Station Theatre, station road, po11 0eh. 7.30pm. one man one man Two Guvnors. A play by Richard Bean. Call (023) 9246 6363.
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. 
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Making Space, 2 Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park. 10am-3pm. Wooden Minecraft Figures with Maxwell Hyde. Reach Out is a series of workshops for children with additional needs who cannot access mainstream activities. £14.50. For seven and above. Call (023) 9247 2491 or visit makingspace.org.

Tomorrow

DANCING
FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, PO17 5AL. 7.30am–10.30pm. A Hawaiian themed dance evening. 50/50 Ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing. To music played by David Read Admission £6.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre. 12pm-4pm. Olympics-themed BBQ. Admission is £3 for adults and £2 for children. Includes entertainment and a BBQ. The Pompey Pluckers will be performing. Plus, races and medals.

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 10am-12pm. Chapter One. Do you enjoy talking about the books you have read? Then go along to this reading group where you can, read, share, discuss and discover new authors. Everyone is welcome. Meets on the third Saturday of each month.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 11am-12pm. ‘Open Very Carefully’ Storytime Special. What would you do if you were settling down for a bedtime story and realised that a furious crocodile had fallen into your storybook? As part of the Roald Dahl-themed Summer Reading Challenge, this Storytime Special is a tribute to enormous and snappy crocodiles with an opportunity to make your own. Suitable for children aged three to 10, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no need to book but places are limited.

NEW FOREST: Beaulieu, New Forest, SO42 7ZN. 10am-6pm. Big Toys at Beaulieu. Supercar weekend.

PORT SOLENT: Port Solent Marina. 10am-5pm. Port Solent Yacht Club open day. With equipment and service displays.

PORTSMOUTH: Copnor Methodist Church, Copnor Road. 1.30pm-5.30pm. Copnor Crafters for adults. Bring your own craft to do and £4 to cover costs, including refreshments.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 12pm-3.30pm. Queen Alexandra League of Friends art exhibition.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Christopher Wood: Sophisticated Primitive. See ‘Today’ for full details. CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Laura Ford: Beauty in the Beast. See ‘Today’ for full details.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10B North Street, PO10 7DD. 10.30am-4.30pm. 10th Anniversary of the Ems Valley U3A. See ‘Today’ for full details. GOSPORT: Gallery at Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am 5pm. Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

See ‘Today’ for full details.

HAYLING ISLAND: Northney Farm. 10am-4pm. Hayling Island Camera Club Annual Exhibition.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-5pm. Exodus MA Fine Art Exhibition. The final group of MA students studying fine art have put on an exhibition. Artists have been inspired by subjects as diverse as liminality, mindfulness, memory and possessions, anxiety, imagination, doodling, masquerade and gender politics, time and colour. Admission is free. Visit nmrn.org.uk.
GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: The Druid’s Arms, Binsteed Road. 8.30pm until late. Kenny Mayes 50s and 60s music.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Stated Quo. Status Quo covers band.
MARKETS

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre, PO11 0HB. Art, craft and gift market. 
STAGE
HAYLING ISLAND: The Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.30pm. One Man Two Guvnors. A play by Richard Bean. Call (023) 9246 6363.
TOURS

WINCHESTER: Winchester Cathedral, 9 The Close, SO23 9LS. 10am. Royal Blood Royal Heritage Tour.

WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Blue Lagoon. 10.30am. Hilsea Lido walk.

Sunday

EVENTS
EASTNEY: Miniature Railway Track, Bransbury Park. 2pm-5pm. Public passenger running.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 11am, 2pm & 3pm. Victorian Fort ringing to the sound of the big guns.

NEW FOREST: Beaulieu, New Forest, SO42 7ZN. 10am-6pm. Big Toys at Beaulieu. Supercar weekend. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall Square. 10am. Clocktower Classics Motor Show. Classic cars and motorcycles, live music, amusements, prizes and more. For vehicle registration and enquiries, e-mail motorshow@portsmouthscene.co.uk. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 12pm-3.30pm. Queen Alexandra League of Friends Art exhibition. CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Christopher Wood: Sophisticated Primitive. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Laura Ford: Beauty in the Beast. See ‘Today’ for full details.

HAYLING ISLAND: Northney Farm. 10am-4pm. Hayling Island Camera Club Annual Exhibition. Visit haylingislandcameraclub.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, Broad Street, PO1 2JE. 11am-4 pm. Crafts in the Tower. A monthly exhibition of original artwork by selected local artists and makers.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: The Beanbag Cinema Club, 174 Milton Road. 1pm & 6pm. Sunday Screenings. The Princess Bride will be showing at 1pm, and Jaws will be showing at 6pm. Admission is £5 for adults, £3 for under 16s or £15 for a family ticket. Refreshments available. Call (023) 9285 1450 or visit oldbarnmilton.co.uk.

TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Highland Road Cemetery, Highland Road. 2pm. Tour and information day. £3 per person. Chapel opens 12pm-4pm.

WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore walk. A brisk walk over uneven footpaths across the common to the shore.

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.

COFFEE

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.

DANCING
GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road.

1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2.50, includes tea and biscuits.

SOUTHSEA: Baptist Church Hall, Devonshire Avenue. Varying times. Ballroom and Latin dance classes with Instep Dance Club. Beginners session 7.30pm-8.30pm, free practice session 8.30pm-8.45 pm, and improvers session 8.45pm- 9.30pm. Admission is £5 per session or £6 for two sessions.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4.

EVENTS
COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Cosham Craft Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people.

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road, PO8 8DB. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Relax with art, colouring, knitting, embroidery and more. All ages welcome. £2.50. Call Carole on (023) 9261 5916.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 2pm-4pm. Relax with Colouring. For adults.

EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Queen Alexandra League of Friends Art Team exhibition.

GOSPORT: Gallery at Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am 5pm. Wildlife Photographer of the Year.See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-5pm. Exodus MA Fine Art Exhibition. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS
CHICHESTER: Chichester Park Hotel, PO19 7QL. 7pm for 7.30pm. Strange Planes. Presented by Colin Van Geffen. Light-hearted presentation on aircraft. Admission is £3, £5 for guests and free for under 16s. Call David Batcock on 01243 823007 or visit airaces.org.uk.

FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to pier walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, Memorial where the buses terminate. 1pm. Canoe Lake walk. Slow short 30 minute walk. SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 6.30pm. Evening walk. Along the promenade to Eastney and back.

Tuesday

COFFEE

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Catholic Church hall, south Place. 10am-1pm. Coffee, cake and lunch Tuesdays. In aid of Lee-on-the-Solent charities.

DANCING
FAREHAM: Fareham Academy, St Annes Grove, 7.30pm-8.30pm. Ballroom and Latin beginners’ dance class. Tickets £6. Call 07505 191596 for further information.

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

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm.

Tea dance. Admission £2.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fareham Shopping Centre, 28 Thackeray Mall. 11am-3pm. Summer activities for children. Every Tuesday until August 30. All of the shows in the square by Debenhams.

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

HAVANT: Saint Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant, 7.15pm-9.45pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Seeking new members.

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, PO9 2RS. 7pm. Bridge Players Wanted. Bridge club needing new members.

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.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse Pub, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Queen Alexandra League of Friends Art Team exhibition. CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Christopher Wood: Sophisticated Primitive. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Laura Ford: Beauty in the Beast. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery at Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am 5pm. Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-5pm. Exodus MA Fine Art Exhibition. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore walk. PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk. Brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the John Pounds Centre, Queen Street. 1.30pm. Walk. A new walk for people living with dementia and their carers.

Wednesday

CLASSES

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

DANCING
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre. 2pm-5pm. Social dancing. All types, to the sounds of Andrew Varley. WATERLOOVILLE: Cowplain Social Club, PO8 8EN. 7.30pm–10pm. Ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing. Admission is £2 for social club members, non-members can be signed in at the door.

EVENTS
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 11am-12pm. The Witches – Storytime Special. Spooky stories, make a witches hat. Free, no need to book, but places are limited.

HAVANT: Meridian Shopping Centre, Elm Lane. 11am-3pm. Summer Fun at Meridian. Throughout the holidays. PURBROOK: Christchurch Hall, London Road, Widley, PO7 5AX. 7.45pm. Solent City Chorus. Looking for new male members.

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.

EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Queen Alexandra League of Friends Art exhibition.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Christopher Wood: Sophisticated Primitive. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Laura Ford: Beauty in the Beast. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery at Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am 5pm. Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-5pm. Exodus MA Fine Art Exhibition. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

FILMS

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm. Film. 55 Social Club meeting. Membership is open to anyone aged 55 or over.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, PO4 8JR. 8pm.

Broadside Folk Club. 
WALKS & TALKS
OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower.

PORT SOLENT: Meet outside the Odeon. 2pm. Walk. Suitable for all but does include an area of uneven ground. Sturdy shoes recommended.

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.

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. 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. £3 per child.

Thursday

DANCING
GOSPORT: Alverbank Hotel, Alverstoke. 8pm-11pm. Salsa Class. Beginners’ and improvers’ lessons.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4.

WATERLOOVILLE: St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Padnell Road, PO8 8DZ. 7pm-8pm & 8pm-9pm. Ballroom and Latin beginners’ dance class. Tickets £6.

EVENTS
COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road, PO6 3EB. 2pm-4pm. Relax with Colouring. For adults. Beat stress.

GOSPORT: Local and Naval Studies Centre, High Street, PO12 1NS. 10.30am-11.30am & 11.45am to 12.45pm. Meet the Creature Teachers! Get up close and personal with creepy crawlies. Tickets are £5, booking is essential.

SOUTHSEA: St. James’ Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singercise. Seated fun activity session to music for older and disabled people to help improve fitness.

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.

EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Queen Alexandra League of Friends art exhibition. CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Christopher Wood: Sophisticated Primitive. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Laura Ford: Beauty in the Beast. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery at Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am 5pm. Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-5pm. Exodus MA Fine Art Exhibition. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm-12am. Open-mic night.

MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Baptist Church Hall, North Street, PO10 7BY. 10am-11.30pm. Emsworth Country Market. TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre,

42 Kent Street, PO13BS. Tour. Discover the history behind Groundlings Theatre’s Old Beneficial School.

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. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
HILSEA: Alexandra Park, Mountbatten Centre entrance. 6.30pm. Follows the shore line along the pedestrian footpath up to Hilsea Lido and back. New walkers welcome. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.