What’s on from Friday, December 2 – Thursday, December 8, 2016

Enjoy some table tennis at the Saturday Social event in Gosport tomorrow

Enjoy some table tennis at the Saturday Social event in Gosport tomorrow

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FRIDAY

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: St. Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, PO3 6DE. 7.30pm. Fine Voice Academy concert. Tickets are £7, they can can be bought on the door.

EVENTS

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: St Faith’s Church, Victoria Square, PO13 9NF. 10am-2pm. Christmas fair. With cakes, a children’s area, craft stalls, and more. All are welcome.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Volunteers wanted.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. A major exhibition exploring how modern British artists drew on classical myth and ideals in a ‘return to order’ following the First World War. Call 01243 774 557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. A fashion exhibition exploring the origins and versatility of denim from its workwear heritage, to becoming the fabric of our everyday lives. From the ‘Wild West’ to Vivienne Westwood, mass production jeans to hand-crafted spectacles, the many faces of beloved denim is revealed.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Rosies Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove, PO5 1JF. 8.30pm-11pm. Milton James Hot 4. Traditional jazz band. Admission is free but for eating, pre-booking is essential. Call (023) 9275 5944 or visit rosies-vineyard.co.uk.

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 group walk. Along the pier. Suitable for all. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SATURDAY

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: All Saints Church, Commercial Road, PO1 4BT. 7pm. Portsmouth Baroque Choir Christmas concert. With harpist Helen Arnold, the Dolce String Quartet and Peter Gould on the organ. Musical director Malcolm Keeler will conduct Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio and Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, plus other seasonal music. Tickets are £12 or £10 for concessions, and £1 for students or under 18s. Seasonal refreshments are included. Call 01329 238068, get tickets on the door, or visit baroquechoir.ticketsource.co.uk.

DANCING

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

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Community Hall, North Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ballroom and Latin American sequence dancing. Singles welcome. Admission £6, includes refreshments. The organisers have more than 90 years of dancing experience between them. Call Eileen on 07887 744419.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: St Columba Church Hall, on the corner of Highlands Road, PO15 6PF. Cats Protection table top sale. Admission is by a small donation. Cats Protection goods, bric-a-brac, crafts, and home-made cakes will all be on sale, and there’ll also be a tombola and refreshments. All proceeds will go to the Fareham Branch of the charity.

FARLINGTON: St Andrew’s Church hall, PO6 1AA. 11.30am. Soup lunch and mini-fair. A fundraising event in aid of the Diocese of Ho in Ghana. Enjoy a bowl of hot soup, plus tea/coffee and cakes, with an opportunity to make some Christmas purchases.

GOSPORT: Abbeyfield, 138 Privett Road. 2pm-4pm. Bargain sale. Excellent quality second hand clothes, shoes, ornaments and more. Call 07968 899805 for more details.

GOSPORT: Christ Church, Stoke Road, PO12 1JQ. 11am. Christmas fair. With carol singers, a cake stall, a raffle, bric-a-brac, jewellery and more. Plus, tea, cakes and biscuits.

GOSPORT: Elson Library, Chantry Road. 10am-12pm. Colouring for adults. Relax and enjoy an hour or two of colouring, and colour away your daily stresses and anxieties. All materials are provided, just drop-in.

GOSPORT: Gosport Waterfront Baptist Church, Unit 2, Cooperage Green. 2pm-4pm. Saturday Social. Free admission, all ages welcome. Pool, table tennis, table footy, crafts, children’s activities, and a swap shop. Free hot snacks and drinks. Call 07946 835066.

HAVANT: St Michael and All Angels Catholic Church, Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BD. 11am-2pm. Christmas fair. With stalls as well as refreshments, a raffle and entertainment. The proceeds are to be shared with Home Start. Call (023) 9247 5140.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 10am. Christmas craft and activity morning. A morning of crafts, Christmas wreath making, and other activities for all ages.

PORTSMOUTH: Technology Department, Portsmouth Grammar School, PO1 2LN. 10am-3pm. Solent Guild of Woodcarvers & Sculptors Carve-in.

PORTSMOUTH: St. Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, PO3 6DE. 11am-5.30pm. Family fun day. Admission is £2 for adults, children go free. There will be live entertainment from 11am onwards, including a performance from the Pompey Pluckers, plus, children’s craft activities, Father Christmas from 2pm-4pm, and refreshments.

WATERLOOVILLE: Church of the Sacred Heart and St Peter the Apostle, London Road, PO7 7SR. 12.30pm-4pm. Christmas fair. With lots of stalls and children’s activities, including face painting and an art competition. There will also be a raffle for the Grand Christmas Draw. Free parking.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. See ‘Today’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS

BEDHAMPTON: Bedhampton Social Hall Centre, Havant Road. 10.30am. South East Hants Tinnitus Support Group meeting. The guest speakers at this talk are NHS chief audiologist Frances Inge and Maggie Short. They will speak about audiology and communication skills for people living with tinnitus. Admission charge which includes refreshments. There is disabled access/facilities and free parking. Call 01243 786135.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Blue Lagoon at Hilsea Lido. 10.30am. Group walk. Call (023) 9284 1762.

SUNDAY

DANCING

PARK GATE: The Royal British Legion Club, 366 Brook Lane, Park Gate, SO31 7DP. 7.40pm-10.40pm. Country & Western dance. Every Sunday evening.All welcome. RBL members £5, non-members £6.50. Bar and a raffle. For further information call Maureen on 01329 519 765.

EVENTS

EASTNEY: Eastney Community Centre. 10.30am-3pm. Tree Ceremony and Christmas Fair. At 10.30am the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor David Fuller, will lead a ceremony outside the centre in which two new trees will be planted. This is in memory of the late Alan Dart, one of the founding members of the Eastney Area Community Association, and is for all the past and present volunteers of the centre’s longest running group. From 11am-3pm a Christmas fair will be on, with Santa’s Winter Wonderland Grotto, home-made cakes, jewellery, crafts, bric-a- brac, games, face painting and more. Admission to this is 20p.

HAVANT: Barncroft Primary School, Park Lane, PO9 3HN. 10.30am-12.30pm. Worship And The Word. A Calvary Chapel Sunday morning service of encouragement and worship, with time for fellowship and refreshments afterwards. Call 07879 130499 or visit calvaryportsmouth.co.uk/sunday-mornings.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, PO3 6DE. 1pm-5pm. Family fun day. Admission is £2 for adults, children go free. There will be live entertainment including a performance from the Cantando Singing Group, St Cuthbert’s Music Group, and handbell ringing and music on the organ. Plus, children’s craft activities, Father Christmas from 2pm-4pm, and refreshments.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’s Church, PO4 8PG. 6pm. Carols and readings for Christmas. By St John’s College Chapel Choir. With a retiring collection.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 3pm. The annual News carol service. Join local schoolchildren and their families at a Christingle service held with the support of The News.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Broken-mic Sunday with Jay Groovara. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore group walk. Call (023) 9284 1762.

MONDAY

COFFEE

COPNOR: North End Baptist Church, Powerscourt Road. 10am-12pm. Copnor Coffee Club. 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.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wooton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. Sequence dancing old and new. Qualified leaders will teach some of the new dances. Tea, coffee and biscuits included. Admission is £3. Parking is available.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road, PO11 0HB. 7pm-8pm. Ballroom and Latin absolute beginners class. Admission £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk for more information.

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

SOUTHSEA: Baptist Church Hall, Devonshire Avenue, PO4 9ED. Varying times. Ballroom and Latin dance classes with Instep Dance Club. Beginners from 7.30pm-8.30pm, free practice session from 8.30pm-8.45pm, and improvers from 8.45pm-9.30pm. Admission is £5 per session, or £6 for two sessions per person/evening. Call 07722 040483 for more information.

EVENTS

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

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street. 7.30pm. Advent Reflections – Looking in peace. Candlelit worship and reflection.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7pm. Portsmouth District Scouting Christingle Service. Join beavers, cubs, scouts, explorers and leaders and their families from the Portsmouth scouting district in this service.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 2pm-4pm. Relax with colouring. For adults. Beat stress and aid relaxation. Drop-in, all materials are provided.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. See ‘Today’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS

FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park group walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

NORTH END: Meet at The Learning Place, Derby Road. 12.15pm. Learning Place group walk. A moderate walk to Stamshaw Foreshore. Not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to pier group walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, meet at the memorial where buses terminate their journeys. 1pm. Canoe Lake group walk. Slow short 30 minute walk. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

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

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.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Variety Club. Every Tuesday. Admission is £2, includes refreshments.

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, PO9 2RS. 7pm. Bridge club. Meets every Tuesday, needs new members. Beginners are welcome but some knowledge and experience of bridge is necessary. There’s no need to bring a partner. Call 01243 372 718.

HAVANT: Saint Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant, PO9 1PP. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir meeting. The choir are seeking new members. Go along and sit in a rehearsal evening, they take place every Tuesday. The group are now rehearsing for their Christmas programme and 2017 concerts. Call David Stretton on (023) 9245 3634 or visit solentmalevoicechoir.org.

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

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. See ‘Today’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore group walk. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime group walk. Call (023) 9268 8390.

WEDNESDAY

COFFEE

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library. 10am-12pm. Macmillan coffee morning. For those affected by cancer.

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 is £2.50, includes tea and biscuits. Call 01489 573114.

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

EVENTS

CATHERINGTON: Catherington Village Hall. 7.30pm. Horndean Camera Club meeting. The camera club meet every Wednesday and there are speakers, internal and external club competitions, and home evenings where members show their expertise in photographic techniques and post-processing. Visit horndeancameraclub.org.uk.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the Museum. A group for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote understanding about life in the services, and life for civilians during times of conflict. Takes place on the first Wednesday of each month. Booking not necessary. Call (023) 9284 1762 or e-mail iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm. Social evening. 55 Social Club meeting. Membership to the club is open to anyone aged 55. 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.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 12pm. Mass and charity lunch. The money raised will be used to support the churche’s Homeless Action Appeal.

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
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Park Gate Royal British Legion, 366 Brook Lane, Sarisbury Green, SO31 7DP. 8pm-10.30pm. The Clive New Big Band. Admission is free. Call (023) 9269 3988.

GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Harry Strutters. Members £7, guests £10. Booking advisable. Call (023) 9269 3988 or visit gosportjazz.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, PO4 8JR. 8pm. Broadside Folk Club. Side function room. Acoustic, singaround in turn format. Piano available. All welcome.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: Meet at King George V Playing Fields, in the car park. 2pm. Group walk. Call (023) 9268 8390.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Group walk. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore group walk. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Cafe, St Helens Parade. 10.30am. Canoe Lake/Southsea seafront group walk. Call (023) 9268 8390.

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. 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. Admission is £3.95. Call (023) 9261 7890.

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

NORTH END: The Learning Place, Derby Road. 10am-12pm. North End Allsorts. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. Call (023) 9268 8705.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 6.30pm. Fratton Big Local Festival of Lights. A procession of lanterns and light through Fratton, ending with entertainment in the Church.

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.

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

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. 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 artists, duos and bands. Bands need to book in advance. Full PA supplied plus video streaming. Call (023) 9282 0896.

MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Baptist Church Hall, North Street, PO10 7BY. 10am-12pm. Emsworth Country Market. With cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments available.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs, home-made crafts, cards, jewellery, woodwork, plants, cakes, preserves, honey and used books. Plus unusual Christmas gifts. Tea/coffee is available.

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