What’s on from Friday, August 5 – Thursday, August 11, 2016

There's a local history walk and talk happening in Emsworth on Monday

There's a local history walk and talk happening in Emsworth on Monday

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today

DANCING
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, PO2 7B. 1.30-4pm.

Ballroom and sequence dancing. Admission £3. Includes bar facility. Lunches available from 12 noon. Call Brenda on (023)9242 5331 or the community centre on (023) 9269 2914.

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

PORTMOUTH: Boathouse 4, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-5.30pm. Summer Festival. A new free festival for families and wooden boat enthusiasts. Tours of the cathedral-sized boathouse, demonstrations of Tudor shipwright skills, ropemaking, music and performances are just some of the activities that can be expected at the very first Summer Festival. There will also be a model boat display with pyrotechnics from the Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team on the Mast Pond outside Action Stations. Free activities on HMS Warrior 1860’s jetty include navigation and flotation. Waterside Markets will be held at the Historic Dockyard tomorrow and on Sunday. Free with a valid ticket. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Art exhibition. Organised by League of Friends. Floral paintings by Tracy Stevens and watercolours by Eileen Hollis. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information. Volunteers wanted.

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). An important and influential figure in the British art world during the 1920s, Wood developed a ‘faux-naïve’ style as he navigated a path between the representational painting of the Edwardian era and the new style of abstraction of the 1930s. A celebration of the magnitude of the artist’s achievement in the ten years before his premature death, aged just 29, this comprehensive review explores the enduring paradox between the primitive and the sophisticated in Wood’s oeuvre. Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

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. A group of bronze sculptures including Espaliered Woman (2007), Lion (2014) and Behemoth (2016) form a conversation with the formal architecture of the courtyard, and are accompanied by a series of ceramic sculptures and drawings in the Garden Gallery. Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10B North Street, PO10 7DD. 2.30pm-4.30pm. 10th Anniversary of the Ems Valley U3A. To celebrate the 10 years Ems Valley U3A have been active in Emsworth, they are delighted to be able to share their enthusiasm for learning with the wider Emsworth Community. 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. From intimate portraits to layered motion stills, they blend startling visuals, compelling narratives and a passion for the natural world. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind. The competition receives over 42,000 entries from 96 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: Rosies Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove, PO5 1JF. 8.30pm-11pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. For eating, pre-booking is essential. Call (023) 9275 5944 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow.
MARKETS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9am-12pm. Stubbington Country Market.

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
EMSWORTH: Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, PO10 7DD. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ballroom and sequence dancing. Dancing to live music. Admission £6, includes tea and biscuits. Call Eileen on 07887 744419.

COWPLAIN: St Wilfrid’s Church hall, Padnell Road. 7pm-10pm. Social dancing – ballroom, Latin and sequence. Admission £3. Call (023) 9225 2403.

EVENTS
FAREHAM: Porchester Castle Foreshore. 12pm-5pm. The Portchester Sailing Club Angling Section present The Portchester Junior Open. £5 per angler. Each competitor will receive a free gift of fishing tackle. The match will be fished on a catch, measure and release basis and the Portchester Junior Open Sea Fishing Match Rules. Prize presentation at Portchester Sailing Club. Book at Rover’s Tackle, High Street, Fareham, or on the day of the event. Parents and friends are welcome at the club after the event.

PORTMOUTH: Boathouse 4, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-5.30pm. Summer Festival. A new free festival for families and wooden boat enthusiasts. Tours of the cathedral-sized boathouse, demonstrations of Tudor shipwright skills, ropemaking, music and performances are just some of the activities that can be expected at the very first Summer Festival. There will also be a model boat display with pyrotechnics from the Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team on the Mast Pond outside Action Stations. Free activities on HMS Warrior 1860’s jetty include navigation and flotation. Waterside Markets will be held at the Historic Dockyard today and tomorrow. Free with a valid ticket. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Progessive Spiritualist Church, 2 Vivash Road, PO1 1PR. 10.30am-5pm. Church Open Day. Free entry. Demonstrations of mediumship, private readings, healing, jewellery, bric-a-brac and refreshments.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Art exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details. Weekend opening depends on volunteer availability.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth’s Anglican Cathedral, High Street. 9am-5pm. Portsmouth And Hampshire Art Society Summer Exhibition 2016.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: Nelsons Bar, Southsea Caravan Park. 8.30pm until late. Kenny Mayes 50s and 60s music. Admission free.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Trevor John Band. Pop/rock band.
MARKETS

DENMEAD: Denmead Community Centre, PO7 6LU. 10.30am-2.30pm. Art, craft and gift market. By From The Craft Box.

WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Blue Lagoon. 10.30am. Hilsea Lido walk. 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) 9284 1762.

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.

MIDHURST: New Grange Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, GU29 9HD. 10.30am-4pm. Antique and Collectors Fair. Admission £1.50. Wide variety of antiques and collectables including pottery, porcelain, gold and silver, glass, jewellery, coins, fashion accessories, military badges and postcards. Buying and selling. Large free car park adjoining. Call 07747 604541 or visit emmottpromotions.co.uk.
PORTMOUTH: Boathouse 4, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-5.30pm. Summer Festival. A new free festival for families and wooden boat enthusiasts. Tours of the cathedral-sized boathouse, demonstrations of Tudor shipwright skills, ropemaking, music and performances are just some of the activities that can be expected at the very first Summer Festival. There will also be a model boat display with pyrotechnics from the Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team on the Mast Pond outside Action Stations. Free activities on HMS Warrior 1860’s jetty include navigation and flotation. Waterside Markets will be held at the Historic Dockyard. Free with a valid ticket. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum, 393 Old Commercial Road. The museum is open to the public for the summer season and today a member of the Dickens Fellowship will be there, reading from the works of Dickens at 3 pm. For further information please phone Geoffrey Christopher on (023) 9266 4205.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 12pm-3.30pm. Queen Alexandra League of Friends Art Team. Sue Harvey, Gwenda Stephens, Belinda Ponsford, Devi Sothinathan, Anne Parminter and Ted Baker. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information. Volunteers wanted.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth’s Anglican Cathedral, High Street. 9am-5pm. Portsmouth And Hampshire Art Society Summer Exhibition 2016.

SOUTHSEA: Coastguard Studios, Clarendon Road, PO5 2JZ. 10am-4pm. The South Coast Artists Summer Exhibition Southsea. Free admission. Donations welcome. In aid of Cancer Wise UK, supporting people through and beyond cancer. 
FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: The Beanbag Cinema Club, 174 Milton Road. 1pm & 6pm. Sunday Screenings. The Jungle Book will be showing at 1pm, and The Lost Boys will be showing at 6pm. Admisison is £5 for adults, £3 for under 16s or £15 for a family ticket. Refreshments available. Visit oldbarnmilton.co.uk.

GARDENS

HAYLING ISLAND: Homestead, Northney Road. 2pm-5.30pm. Open garden. Admission £3.50, teas and cakes available. A tranquil garden of 1.25 acres with colourful herbaceous borders, trees and shrubs and a small walled garden.

SWANMORE: Hill Farm House,

Droxford Road, SO32 2PY. 2pm-5.30pm. Open garden. Plants for sale. Refreshments, cream teas, homemade cakes and more. Admission £3, includes a cup of tea or coffee. Organised by The Rowans Hospice Support Group- Southwick-Boarhunt-Meon.

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. New walkers should arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762.

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.

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.

DANCING
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. Call 07722 040483 for more information.

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

EVENTS
COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Cosham Craft Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705.

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. 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 Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Queen Alexandra League of Friends Art Team. See ‘Sunday’ for more details.

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

See ‘Today’ for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth’s Anglican Cathedral, High Street. 9am-5pm. Portsmouth And Hampshire Art Society Summer Exhibition 2016.

SOUTHSEA: Coastguard Studios, Clarendon Road, PO5 2JZ. 10am-4pm. The South Coast Artists Summer Exhibition Southsea. Free admission. Donations welcome. In aid of Cancer Wise UK, supporting people through and beyond cancer.

WALKS & TALKS
EMSWORTH: Start outside Emsworth Museum, 10B North Street, PO10 7DD. 6pm. Local History Walk. The last opportunity in 2016 to join Dr Margaret Rogers on her guided walk around southern Emsworth, and to discover some of the history of the area. The walk will take about 2 hours and will run at a comfortable pace. Walkers can stop at any time. £3 per person. Booking not required. Call 01243 378091 or e-mail info@emsworthmuseum.org.uk.

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. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 6.30pm. Evening walk. Along the promenade to Eastney and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Making Space, 2 Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, PO9 5BN. 10am-12pm. Gilded Frames with Richard Walker. Learn how to apply gold leaf with help from gilder Richard and gild your very own photo frame. For those aged seven and above. Admission £9. Call (023) 9247 2491 or visit makingspace.org.

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. 
CONCERTS
COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Cosham Keyboard and Music Club concert. Members of the club will be playing various keyboards and easy listening music for all to enjoy. Non-members £5, all welcome.

Call (023) 9237 6313.

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-4pm.

Tea dance. Admission £2, includes tea and biscuits.

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

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

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10.30am to 3.30pm. Meet the Animals. A drop-in opportunity to see and even touch some of the animal specimens in the museum’s collections, which feature in their photographic exhibition. Free.

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.

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. 7.15pm-9.45pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Seeking new members. Go along and sit in one of the rehearsal evenings. Now rehearsing for the Royal Albert Hall in October. Call David Stretton on (023) 9245 3634 or visit solentmalevoicechoir.org.

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.

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.STUBBINGTON: Stubbington Recreation Ground. 12pm-4pm. Access All Areas. Fareham’s free programme of summer holiday activities for those aged 11-16. Get the chance to take part in a range of activities including zorbing, quad biking, inflatable parties, henna and more. Once registered, youngsters will be able to collect a travel card which will give them free bus travel to and from events on First buses. For a full list of activities on each day visit fareham.gov.uk/aaa.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Queen Alexandra League of Friends Art Team. See ‘Sunday’ for more details.

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

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

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

See ‘Today’ for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth’s Anglican Cathedral, High Street. 9am-5pm. Portsmouth And Hampshire Art Society Summer Exhibition 2016.

SOUTHSEA: Coastguard Studios, Clarendon Road, PO5 2JZ. 10am-4pm. The South Coast Artists Summer Exhibition Southsea. See ‘Sunday’ for more details.

WALKS & TALKS
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. 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. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762 for more information and to book a place. 
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Making Space, 2 Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, PO9 5BN. 10am-12pm. Mini Frame Loom Weaving with Alice Hume. Create your own weave hanging using a mini wooden frame and colourful wool of your choice. For those aged seven and above. Admission £9. Call (023) 9247 2491 or visit makingspace.org.

wednesday

CLASSES

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

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre. 2pm-5pm. Social dancing. All types, to the sounds of Andrew Varley. With the chance to win Sunday lunch for two at the Royal Beach Hotel, Southsea, worth aproximately £40. Admission £4. Lunches available. Call 07979 634046 for more information.

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

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. Bar available. All standards welcomed. For further information call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS
COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm. Beetle. 55 Social Club meeting. Membership is open to anyone aged 55 or over. If you would like to spend your Wednesday evenings socialising with a friendly group of people, go along. Drinks can be purchased at the bar. New members are welcome.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 12.30pm. Revolting Roald Dahl Day – Storytime Special.Revolting stories and decorate Mr Twit’s disgusting beard craft. Watch the children’s film Monster Inc (U). Free, no need to book but places are limited.

HAVANT: Meridian Shopping Centre, Elm Lane. 11am-3pm. Summer Fun at Meridian. Throughout the school holidays the events will take place every Wednesday. There’ll be lots of different things going on. This week two exotic Rio Carnival Birds that have travelled all the way from Brazil will visit the centre to entertain visitors as they go about their shopping. Shoppers are encouraged to go forward and get a photo.

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.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Park and Community Centre. 12pm-4.15pm. Three Churches Summer Fete. Forty stalls, dance displays, childrens’ entertainer, refreshments and donkeys. Admission is £1 for adults or 50p for children. Call (023) 9246 3595

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 Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Queen Alexandra League of Friends Art Team. See ‘Sunday’ for more details.

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

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

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

See ‘Today’ for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth’s Anglican Cathedral, High Street. 9am-5pm. Portsmouth And Hampshire Art Society Summer Exhibition 2016.

SOUTHSEA: Coastguard Studios, Clarendon Road, PO5 2JZ. 10am-4pm. The South Coast Artists Summer Exhibition Southsea. Free admission. Donations welcome. In aid of Cancer Wise UK, supporting people through and beyond cancer.

WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 7pm-9pm. Always Remembered… An evening of WW1 talk and music. Charles Haskell director of the First World War Remembrance Centre will give an illustrated talk about the First World War. He will be accompanied by Janet Beale, a professional musician who will be playing a selection of music from that era. Tickets are £5. Call (023) 9252 4608.

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. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Castle. 2pm. Walk. Meet in the main castle car park. Suitable for beginners. Call (023) 9268 8390 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. Call (023) 9268 8390.

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. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Making Space, 2 Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, PO9 5BN. 1pm-3pm. Painted Wooden Door Signs with Maxwell Hyde. Design, create and produce your own custom painted wooden door sign. For those aged seven and above. Admission £9. Call (023) 9247 2491 or visit makingspace.org.

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 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.

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 Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705.

EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Queen Alexandra League of Friends Art Team. See ‘Sunday’ for more details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Christopher Wood: Sophisticated Primitive. See ‘Today’ for more details.

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

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

See ‘Today’ for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth’s Anglican Cathedral, High Street. 9am-5pm. Portsmouth And Hampshire Art Society Summer Exhibition 2016.

SOUTHSEA: Coastguard Studios, Clarendon Road, PO5 2JZ. 10am-4pm. The South Coast Artists Summer Exhibition Southsea. Free admission. Donations welcome. In aid of Cancer Wise UK, supporting people through and beyond cancer. 
MARKETS

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

WALKS & TALKS
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. Call (023) 9284 1762 for information. 
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Making Space, 2 Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, PO9 5BN. 1pm-3pm. Screen Printed Posters with Kate Bishop. Learn the process and techniques within screen printing and create your own poster design. For those aged seven and above. Admission £9. Call (023) 9247 2491 or visit makingspace.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10.30am-3.30pm. Landscapes - watercolour and mixed media art workshop for adults. Use watercolour, collage and basic printmaking to create your own landscape based on Edward King’s paintings of the farm and grounds at St James’ Hospital, Portsmouth. Tutor Simon Cowper will introduce a range of techniques for you to try and will demonstrate how you can achieve a sense of depth within a landscape. Beginners welcome. £20 or £12. Book in advance by calling (023) 9283 4744.

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