What’s on from Friday, January 22 – Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Nutcracker is on at the Kings Theatre this week

The Nutcracker is on at the Kings Theatre this week

0
Have your say

What’s on for the week ahead

Today

DANCING
BUCKLAND: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea-dance. Ballroom and sequence. Music from Brenda & W Sounds. Admission £3.

Lunches available in the cafe from 12 noon. Call (023) 9242 5331 or (023) 9242 5331 for more information. 
COSHAM: St. Colman’s Hall, St. Colman’s Avenue, PO6 2JJ. 8pm-10.15pm. Social dance. Ballroom, latin and sequence. Large floor and car park. New people welcome. Call 07989 124089 or e-mail pp.danceclub@yahoo.co.uk.
EVENTS
GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, GU26 6TZ. 7.30pm. Grayshott Folk Club’s 5th Birthday Celebrations. With The Bully Wee Band. Advance Adult tickets £15, under 16s £7.50 in advance. £18/£9 on the door. Call 01428 607096.

MILTON: Beddow Library, Milton Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Milton Social Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

PAULSGROVE: Paulsgrove Community Centre, Marsden Road. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Paulsgrove friendship club. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Michael Taylor and June Cousin. Free entry. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. A significant group of prints, drawings and books from unlikely collector Michael Woodford, a former rubbish collector and school caretaker with a passion for art. The collection includes late etchings by Picasso. Call 01243 774557 or e-mail info@pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. David Jones (1895-1974) was a painter, engraver, poet and maker of inscriptions. This exhibition displays some 80 works from throughout Jones’s life. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques Petry’s installation creates a dialogue with the Gallery’s historic glass collections, exploring questions of gender, craftsmanship and decoration. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. Discover the most influential art movements to have shaped 20th century British modern art in a selection from Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. From 1946 to today. Tracing the history of children’s television, bringing together seven decades of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images. With interactives for kids. Free admission. Call (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk.
FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portmsouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. Encore: The Mikado (12A). £8/£6.50. Visit no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS
HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 8pm. The Alter Eagles. The Alter Eagles return to the Spring bringing their full theatre show featuring all the Eagles’ greatest hits as well as a few surprises. Tickets £13, concessions £11.70. Call (023) 9224 9065 or visit thespring.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm until late. Non-stop 70s and 80s music. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information. 
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Absolute Zero. Rock covers band. Call (023) 9282 1658.
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
CLANFIELD: Clanfield Memorial Hall, South Lane, PO8 0RB. 7.30pm. Puss In Boots. A traditional pantomime for all the family by Peter Scott. Call 01730 231474.

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 10.30am & 7pm. Gangsta Granny. From the producers of Horrible Histories comes Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny. He thinks it will be boring but what he doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine. Ticket prices vary. Call 023 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk. 
WALKS & TALKS
SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre. 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.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 1pm-2.30pm. Lampshades. Make your own. From £25. Call (023) 9282 2026, e-mail info@makersmerchant.com or visit makersmerchant.com.

tomorrow

COFFEE

HAYLING ISLAND: Small hall, United Reformed Church, Hollow Lane, PO11 9EY. 9.30am. Coffee morning. Hayling Island Support Group for The Rowans Hospice.

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk, PO1 2DD8pm-10pm. Ed Byrne: Outside Looking In. Ed performs his latest show. Tickets £20. Visit newtheatreroyal.com.
DANCING
GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 7pm-11.45pm. Free style jive to live band Midnight Dynamos and DJ Wolfie. Visit southcoastrocknroll.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre. 7.30pm-10.30pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. £4. Take your own drinks. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz for more information. 
EVENTS
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Progressive Spiritualist Church, 2 Vivash Road, Fratton, PO1 1PR. 11am-1pm. Table top sale. Books, bric-a-brac, CDs and more for Sale. Free admission. All proceeds go to the church.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Paintings by Michael Taylor and June Cousin. Free entry. Call (023) 9238 7284. Please note a shortage of volunteers means weekends are not always open.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. A significant group of prints, drawings and books from unlikely collector Michael Woodford, a former rubbish collector and school caretaker with a passion for art. The collection includes late etchings by Picasso. Call 01243 774557 or e-mail info@pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. David Jones (1895-1974) was a painter, engraver, poet and maker of inscriptions. This exhibition displays some 80 works from throughout Jones’s life. Call 01243 774557 or e-mail info@pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques Petry’s installation creates a dialogue with the Gallery’s historic glass collections, exploring questions of gender, craftsmanship and decoration. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. Discover the most influential art movements to have shaped 20th century British modern art in a selection from Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. From 1946 to today. Tracing the history of children’s television, bringing together seven decades of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images. With interactives for kids. Free admission. Call (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk for more information.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: The Froddington Arms, Fratton Road. 6.30pm. Soul Flame. 
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Reactor 1. Rock covers band. Call (023) 9282 1658.
STAGE
CLANFIELD: Clanfield Memorial Hall, South Lane, PO8 0RB. 2pm & 7.30pm. Puss In Boots. A traditional pantomime for all the family by Peter Scott. Call 01730 231474 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 2.30pm & 7pm. Gangsta Granny. From the producers of Horrible Histories comes Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. It’s Friday night and Ben knows that means only one thing – staying with Granny. He thinks it will be boring but what he doesn’t know is that Granny has a secret – and Friday nights are about to get more exciting than he could ever imagine. Ticket prices vary. Call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Greg Jenner: A curious history of everyday life. Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock? In this talk inspired by his book A Million Years In A Day, Greg guides people through the historical evolution of morning routines, revealing that much of what we do every day began in the Stone Age. Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk.
HILSEA: Meet at the Blue Lagoon, London Road, PO2 9RP. 10.30am. Hilsea Lido walk. Follow the shoreline path down to Alexander Park and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762.
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 10.30am-12pm. Kraft4Kids. An informal drop-in craft session, where children of all ages can use their imaginations to make whatever they want. Materials with idea sheets are provided to help you and your child‭create, learn and have fun.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Call (023) 9224 9065 or visit thespring.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 2pm-4pm. Geometric garland or bunting. £10. For ages 12 and above. Call (023) 9282 2026, e-mail info@makersmerchant.com or visit makersmerchant.com.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Library, 25 The Precinct/London Road. 10am-12pm. Winter wildlife. Drop in. Make a handprint hedgehog or a round robin hanging mobile, with colouring. Parents/carers to stay. Call (023) 9225 2608 for more information.

sunday
EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: The Marriott Hotel, Southampton Road, PO6 4SH. 11am-3pm. Wedding fair. Free entry. Meet a wedding co-ordinator and local suppliers. Call (023) 9231 6126.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Paintings by Michael Taylor and June Cousin. Free entry. Call (023) 9238 7284. Please note a shortage of volunteers means weekends are not always open.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. A significant group of prints, drawings and books from unlikely collector Michael Woodford, a former rubbish collector and school caretaker with a passion for art. The collection includes late etchings by Picasso. Call 01243 774557 or e-mail info@pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. David Jones (1895-1974) was a painter, engraver, poet and maker of inscriptions. This exhibition displays some 80 works from throughout Jones’s life. Call 01243 774557 or e-mail info@pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques Petry’s installation creates a dialogue with the Gallery’s historic glass collections, exploring questions of gender, craftsmanship and decoration. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. From 1946 to today. Tracing the history of children’s television, bringing together seven decades of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images. With interactives for kids. Free admission. Call (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk.

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
GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2.50, includes tea and a biscuit. 
SOUTHSEA: Baptist Church Hall, Devonshire Avenue, PO4 9ED. Ballroom and latin dance classes with Instep Dance Club. Beginners 7.30pm-8.30pm, free practice session 8.30pm-8.45pm and improvers 8.45pm-9.30pm. £5 per session or £6 for two sessions per person/evening. Call (023) 9264 9991 or 07722 040483.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Dancin’ Fit. If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit and healthy, go along to Dancin’ Fit to make 2016 your year. £4. Call 07979 800299.
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 (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

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

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road, PO8 8DB. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Crafty Needles Club. Bring your own craft work and join in with making a special project. All are welcome. £2.50 per session. Tea cakes provided. Call (023) 9261 5916.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Michael Taylor and June Cousin. Free entry. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information. GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. Discover the most influential art movements to have shaped 20th century British modern art in a selection from Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

WALKS & TALKS
CHICHESTER: Chichester Park Hotel, PO19 7QL. 7pm. Head on air to air photography. A presentation by aviation photographer Geoffrey Lee. Presented by the Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society. Admission £3 for members and £5 for guests. Under 16s free. Call 01243 823007 or visit airaces.org.uk.
FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre, Fratton, 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1pm. Breathe Easy Portsmouth South meeting. A speaker from the Pulmonary Home Oxygen Service and someone from the Hampshire Fire Service will be informing people about the major changes they are making which could impact those that have Oxygen at home. If you have a Lung Disease go along to the meeting.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, Memorial where the buses terminate. 1pm. Short Canoe Lake Walk. Slow short walk of 30 minutes. Call (023) 9268 8390.


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.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Community Centre, 51 Twyford Drive, PO13 8JU. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit and healthy, go along to Dancin’ Fit to make 2016 your year. £4. Call 07979 800299.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2, includes tea and a biscuit. 
EVENTS
GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters – Sewing evening. £3.50 for non-members. New members welcome. Call 01329 231 790.
HAVANT: Saint Faiths 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. For more details visit smvc.co.uk or contact McAndrew on (023) 9222 1531 or 07736 877506.

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 01243 372718.

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.

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 (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

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 (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Michael Taylor and June Cousin. Free entry. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. A significant group of prints, drawings and books from unlikely collector Michael Woodford, a former rubbish collector and school caretaker with a passion for art. The collection includes late etchings by Picasso. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. David Jones (1895-1974) was a painter, engraver, poet and maker of inscriptions. This exhibition displays some 80 works from throughout Jones’s life. Call 01243 774557 or e-mail info@pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques Petry’s installation creates a dialogue with the Gallery’s historic glass collections, exploring questions of gender, craftsmanship and decoration. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. Discover the most influential art movements to have shaped 20th century British modern art in a selection from Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. From 1946 to today. Tracing the history of children’s television, bringing together seven decades of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images. With interactives for kids. Free admission. Call (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Rock ‘n’ roll jukebox jam session with Robin Quigley. All welcome. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 7.30pm. Open meeting/Q&A session with local Lee councillors. Tea/coffee and biscuits available. Free admission for members.
PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. Forgotten diseases of forgotten populations. By Dr. Nicola Wardrop, a Senior Research Fellow at Southampton University.Petersfield U3A meeting. Ruth Cowl will be giving the talk. Admission £2.50. 
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8PR. 9.30am-12.30pm. Fabric flowers. Create flowers using fabric and use them to decorate other objects like a brooch, hairband or handbag. Places are free, but limited. Book at any Portsmouth Library or by calling Linda Collins on (023) 9268 8144.

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 01489 573114.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 7pm-8pm. Dancin’ Fit. If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit and healthy, go along to Dancin’ Fit to make 2016 your year. £4. Call 07979 800299.

EVENTS
HORNDEAN: Napier Hall, Portsmouth Road, PO8 9NL. 4pm-5pm or 6pm-7pm. Defribillator demonstration. By the South Central Ambulance Service. Members of the public can attend. Free.

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 Michael Taylor and June Cousin. Free entry. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. A significant group of prints, drawings and books from unlikely collector Michael Woodford, a former rubbish collector and school caretaker with a passion for art. The collection includes late etchings by Picasso, a number of etchings. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. David Jones (1895-1974) was a painter, engraver, poet and maker of inscriptions. This exhibition displays some 80 works from throughout Jones’s life. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques Petry’s installation creates a dialogue with the Gallery’s historic glass collections, exploring questions of gender, craftsmanship and decoration. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. Discover the most influential art movements to have shaped 20th century British modern art in a selection from Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. From 1946 to today. Tracing the history of children’s television, bringing together seven decades of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images. With interactives for kids. Free admission. Call (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk.

GARDENS

HAVANT: United Reformed Church hall, Elm Lane. 7.30pm. Talk and presentation by Geoff Hawkins on propagation. Plus a display of gardening tools. £2, includes tea and biscuits.
STAGE
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. The Nutcracker. Performed by Moscow City Ballet. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS
HAVANT: Warblington School Drama Studio, Southleigh Road, PO9 2RR. The Idle Rich - World Wildlife and Travel Photography. By Leo Rich. Presented by Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust. 7.30pm. Admission £2.50 including refreshments. Call (023) 9225 8457 or e-mail apowling01@btinternet.com.
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.

PORT SOLENT: Meet in front of the Odeon cinema. 1.30pm. Walk. Suitable for beginners but does include an area od uneven ground, sturdy shoes recommended. New walkers to arrive early to register. 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. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.

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

Thursdsay

DANCING
DRAYTON: The Drayton Centre, Havant Road, PO6 1PA. 1.45pm-4.15pm. Tea dance. Ballroom, latin and sequence. Admission £3.50, includes tea and biscuits. New people welcome. Call 07989 124089 or e-mail pp.danceclub@yahoo.co.uk.
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. If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit and healthy, go along to Dancin’ Fit to make 2016 your year. £4. Call 07979 800299.

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

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.

FAREHAM: Searle Sports and Social Club, Newgate Road, PO14 1AN. 8pm. Dancing and socialise. For those over 40 who enjoy music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. £4. Bring a plate. Call 075703 13888.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ. 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the Museum. Social group for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote understanding about life in the services and life for civilians during times of conflict. Booking not necessary. Call (023) 9284 1762 or email iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

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’ 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.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Michael Taylor and June Cousin. Free entry. Call (023) 9238 7284.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. A significant group of prints, drawings and books from unlikely collector Michael Woodford, a former rubbish collector and school caretaker with a passion for art. The collection includes late etchings by Picasso. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. David Jones (1895-1974) was a painter, engraver, poet and maker of inscriptions. This exhibition displays some 80 works from throughout Jones’s life. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. Discover the most influential art movements to have shaped 20th century British modern art in a selection from Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. The story of children’s television from 1946 to today. Tracing the history of children’s television, bringing together seven decades of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images. With interactives for kids. Free admission. Call (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm. Play @ The RMA. Hosted by Nick Courtney. Open-mic. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information. 
MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Baptist Church Hall, North Street, PO10 7BY. 10am-11.30pm. Emsworth Country Market. With cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments available.
STAGE
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 1pm & 7.30pm. The Nutcracker. Performed by Moscow City Ballet. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 7.30pm. Robinson Crusoe. A pantomime by Ros Lee. Call 01329 661143.

WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Challenger Disaster: 30 Years On. The flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger began at 11.38am on January 28 1986. It ended 73 seconds later in an explosive burn of hydrogen and oxygen. Roger Mawby watched the Challenger disaster happen and followed its investigation. Tickets £3. Call (023) 9252 3463 to book.

Back to the top of the page