What’s on from Friday, July 1 – Thursday, July 7, 2016

There's a number of open garden events happening on Sunday
There's a number of open garden events happening on Sunday
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today

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

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am to 4pm. Pop-up Art Sale. The Gallery will be selling artworks by local artists. Free entry.

HAYLING ISLAND: The Workshop Annex, 3 The Mews, Langstone High Street, PO9 1SL. 11am-6pm. Langstone Creatives UK Makers’ Fair. Meet and buy from the makers. Free admission. Comtemporary textiles, modern woodwork, sculptural candles, local photography and paintings, bespoke lightin, artistic ironwork, jewellery, automata, ceramics, handbags.

HAYLING ISLAND: Northney Farm Tea Rooms, St Peter’s Road. 8pm. An evening of clairvoyance with Oscar Villegas. Tickets £12.50. Call 01202 523 820, 07787 576452 or visit oscar-clairvoyant.com. 
EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Candida Stevens Fine Art, 12 Northgate, West Sussex, PO19 1BA. 10am-5pm. The Story In Art: Reading The Visual – artists as storytellers. It is the idea ‘every picture tells a story’ that sees Candida Stevens Fine Art explore the role of artist as storyteller. From the allegorical to the Shakespearean and on into the realms of concept, The Story in Art presents a touching, moving, sometimes domestic, as well as humorous look at the stories of us all. Here you will find some of the ultimate human experiences told through the artists’ mediums of paint, ink, pencil and clay. Call 01243 528 401 or visit candidiastevens.com for more information.

FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road. 9am-7pm. Nature Exposed 2. A photgraphic exhibition by Dr Asim K Dasgupta. Dr Dasgupta is a writer and travel photographer. His work focuses on his life long fascination with the natural environment. This exhibition reflects the nature and the diversity of wildlife. Like ‘Nature Exposed 1’, the photographs not only capture the beauty of nature in its

myriad forms, but also highlights the multi-hued flora and fauna of the remote reaches of the world. Admission free. Visit drasimkrdasgupta.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Natural Imperfections. A new exhibition of artworks from Portsmouth based artist Adrian Mundy. The exhibition comprises of a series of two-dimensional and sculptural works based on handmade paper. Mundy has had agoraphobia for over eighteen years. He’s also had M.E. for over twenty-eight years, which physically limits what he can do. Over two years Mundy grew and harvested flax, creating his own handmade paper from the plant fibre. All parts of the plants have been used in some way, from the roots to the dried seed pods. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Making It, Not Writing It. Craft exhibition from local maker Malisa Sledmere. Malisa is a contemporary mixed media artist. The exhibition consists of a collection of delicate, handmade textile sculptures and has been inspired by Sledmere’s memories of both the touch and feel of materials over five decades of her life – looking at objects, architecture and life with curiosity. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk. PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, PO1 2HW. 11am-1.30pm & 2.30pm-6pm. Glasgow Print Studio. Glasgow Print Studio represents the best in Scottish fine art and printmaking talent as well as showing the work of associate members from across the

country. This exhibition brings together work by 11 of Glasgow Print Studio’s members. Call (023) 9229 7053 or visit jackhousegallery.co.uk for more information. 
FILMS

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm. The Battle of the Somme. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson will be showing the pioneering war film documentary, The Battle of the Somme, in the Artillery Hall next to the First World War Railway Howitzer. Limited seating. Free admission, no booking required.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm until late. Non-stop classics from the 70s and 80s. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

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. 
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
HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road. 7.30pm. Three short comedies. Barbecue by Stephen Smith. Lydia and Edward have recently moved into a new house and throw a barbecue to get to know some of their neighbours, but they end up wishing they hadn’t. The Real Long John Silver by Peter Barnes. Three people are getting ready for a fancy dress party but all turn up in the same costume. What’s for Pudding? By David Tristram. A couple who should be celebrating their wedding anniversary end up entertaining their dull neighbours, or have they? Tickets are £6, available on the door or can be reserved by calling (023) 9278 5800. Visit horndeanamdram.com.

WALKS & TALKS
SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

tomorrow

CONCERTS
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Baroque Choir – Summer Concert. Mozart and Haydn. Musical director Malcolm Keeler, Anna Gould soprano, Peter Gould organ and The Dolce Quartet. Programme including Mozart’s ‘Laudate Dominum’ and ‘Ave Verum Corpus’, and Haydn’s ‘Insanae et Vanae Curae’. Tickets: £12, £10, £1 on the door, from 01329 238068 or at baroquechoir.ticketsource.co.uk.
HAMBLEDON: Hambledon Church. 7.30pm. Music for a Summer Evening. The Petersfield Choir. Admission free. Wine bar. Retiring collection.

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.

EVENTS
GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am to 4pm. Pop-up Art Sale. The Gallery will be selling artworks by local artists. Free entry.

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, Elson, PO12 4NG. 10am-12pm. Colouring for Adults. Relax and enjoy an hour or two colouring away your daily stresses and anxieties. All materials provided, just drop-in.

GOSPORT: Alverstoke Junior School, The Avenue, PO12 2JS. 3pm-8pm. Alverstoke Summer Fair. Hosted by Alverstoke Infant and Junior Schools. All proceeds go to the charities that support both schools. Trader’s stalls, BBQ, bar, vegan snack van, inflatable assault course, bouncy castles, laser quest, rodeo bull, donkey rides, entertainments arena a live music stage and more.

HAYLING ISLAND: The Workshop Annex, 3 The Mews, Langstone High Street, PO9 1SL. 11am-6pm. Langstone Creatives UK Makers’ Fair. Meet and buy from the makers. Free admission. Comtemporary textiles, modern woodwork, sculptural candles, local photography and paintings, bespoke lightin, artistic ironwork, jewellery, automata, ceramics, handbags.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: St Faith’s Church. 7.30pm. Let Us Entertain You. As part of the Lee Festival of the Arts, Lee Players and The Lowry Girls invite you to an evening of sketches, songs and readings. Light refreshments will be available. Tickets are £5 from Jan on 01329 662 128, Andrew Munro at St Faith’s Church or The Lowry Girls.

PORTSMOUTH: St Francis’s Church, Northern Parade. 1pm-4pm. Summer fair. Bouncy castle face painting, tombola, cream teas, raffle, special guests, papa jones, blue grass band. Raising money for the church. Call (023) 9235 0162 or 07342 104090.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Rowlands Castle Village. 11am-5pm. Village Fair. A day out for all the family. With evening entertainment The Kojaks Revenge. Full bar and food from 8pm, disco until late. Tickets £12 from the castle stores.
EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Candida Stevens Fine Art, 12 Northgate, West Sussex, PO19 1BA. 10am-5pm. The Story In Art: Reading The Visual – artists as storytellers. See ‘Today’ for full details.

FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road. 9am-5pm. Nature Exposed 2. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Natural Imperfections. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Making It, Not Writing It. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, PO1 2HW. 11am-1.30pm & 2.30pm-6pm. Glasgow Print Studio. See ‘Today’ for full details.

FILMS

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm. The Battle of the Somme. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson will be showing the pioneering war film documentary, The Battle of the Somme, in the Artillery Hall next to the First World War Railway Howitzer. Limited seating. Free admission, no booking required.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Band Stand. After sunset. Song of the Sea (PG).

Free entry for those aged 10 and below.

The last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. A wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic. Visit portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk for tickets.

GARDENS

FAREHAM: 61 Cottes Way, Hill Head, PO14 3NL. 11am-4pm. Open garden event. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Admission is £2 per adult, children under 12 go free. There will be tea, coffee, cake and plants for sale.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. This Way Up. Classic blues/rock band. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH The Graham Arms, George Street. 8.30pm until late. Kenny Mayes 50s and 60s music. Free admission.
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 for more information.

sunday

EVENTS
COSHAM: Elizabeth Foundation, Southwick Hill Road, PO6 3LL. 1pm-4pm. Summer Fair. Admisison £1, children free.

All proceeds to the Elizabeth Foundation.

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.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park. 10.30am. Morning worship and Holy Communion. Creche available. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

HAYLING ISLAND: The Workshop Annex, 3 The Mews, Langstone High Street, PO9 1SL. 11am-6pm. Langstone Creatives UK Makers’ Fair. Meet and buy from the makers. Free admission. Comtemporary textiles, modern woodwork, sculptural candles, local photography and paintings, bespoke lightin, artistic ironwork, jewellery, automata, ceramics, handbags.

PORTSMOUTH: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park, PO4 9SU. 11am-3pm. Eastney Community Centre Summer Fair. Opening by Lord Mayor of Portsmouth. With home-made cakes, jewellery, hand-made crafts, bric-a- brac, tombola, games, raffle, face painting. Cafe serving hot and cold refreshments. Admission 20p. Call (023£ 9286 4306 or visit eastneycommunitycentre.com.
EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 12pm-3.30pm. 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. Weekend opening is according to volunteer availability. Volunteers wanted.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Natural Imperfections. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Making It, Not Writing It. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, PO1 2HW. 11am-1.30pm & 2.30pm-6pm. Glasgow Print Studio. See ‘Today’ for full details.
FILMS

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm. The Battle of the Somme. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, the Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson will be showing the pioneering war film documentary, The Battle of the Somme, in the Artillery Hall next to the First World War Railway Howitzer. Limited seating. Free admission, no booking required.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park. 4pm. Expelled. Feature length film with free popcorn, drinks and pizza. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

GARDENS

FAREHAM: 61 Cottes Way, Hill Head, PO14 3NL. 11am-4pm. Open garden event. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Admission is £2 per adult, children under 12 go free. There will be tea, coffee, cake and plants for sale.

FAREHAM: 19 Barnwood Road. 11am-4pm. Open garden. A garden designed for peace with floral colour and features. Admission £3.50. Plants for sale, teas.

FAREHAM: Wicor Primary School Community Garden, Portchester. 12pm-4pm. Open garden. School gardens tended by pupils, staff and community gardeners. Jurassic garden, orchard, tropical bed, wildlife areas and allotment. Admission £3.50. Plants for sale, teas.

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 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
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 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road, PO8 8DB. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Crafty Needles Knit and Natter Group. All welcome. £2.50. Call Carole on (023) 9261 5916 or The Borrow Centre on (023) 9226 6423 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, North End. 10.30am-12.45pm & 4pm-7pm. Spiritual Healing Clinic. No appointment necessary. Free – a donation is gratefully received. Call (023) 9269 3169.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 2pm-4pm. Relax with Colouring. For adults. Research has found that colouring-in is a great way to beat stress, it also aids relaxation. Drop-in, all materials are provided.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Art exhibition. See ‘Sunday’ for full details.
WALKS & TALKS
FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. A History of the Great War: A Presentation by The Pompey Pals Project. This talk will examine the effect Jutland and the Somme had on Portsmouth and the surrounding area, supported by a display of artefacts and stories from the local men and women involved. Tickets £5. Call (023) 9252 3463.

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

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, Memorial where the buses terminate. 1pm. Canoe Lake walk. Slow short 30 minute walk. New walkers to arrive early to register. 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 for more information. 
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park. 7pm. Guitar Workshop. Call (023) 9217 6400.

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, 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.

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

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: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park. 10am. Mums and Tots Group. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

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 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse Pub, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Art exhibition. See ‘Sunday’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS
LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Elmore Car Park, Marine Parade East, PO13 9BW. 10am. Lee-on- the-Solent Heritage Historic

Waterfront Walk and Talk. Lasts around 90 minutes. Call (023) 9255 1706 or visit leeresidents.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore walk. A walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk. Brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the John Pounds Centre, Queen Street. 1.30pm. Walk. A new walk for people living with dementia and their carers. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762 for more information and to book a place. 


wednesday

CLASSES

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

COFFEE

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

PORTSMOUTH: Scout Headquarters, Paignton Avenue, Baffins. 10am. 54th Portsmouth Scout Group coffee morning. Coffee, bric-a-brac, books, clothing and more.

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.

EVENTS
COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the museum. A group for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote undrstanding about life in the services and life for covilians during times of conflict. Meet on the first Wedesnday 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. Bingo. 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.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park. 3pm. Discoverer’s Club. For ages four to 12. Call (023) 9217 6400.

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.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.30pm. Mediumship and healing demonstration. £5 per person. This month will feature a psychometry demonstration. Call (023) 9269 3169 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Art exhibition. See ‘Sunday’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Natural Imperfections. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Making It, Not Writing It. 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 free. Call (023) 9269 3988 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Excelsior Vintage. Pre-booking advised. Members £8, guests £10. Call (023) 9269 3988 or visit gosportjazz.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond, long walk to Milton foreshore. Ideal for buggies or wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at King George V Playing Fields car park, Northern Road. 2pm. Lakeside North Harbour Walk. A walk around the lake. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront walk. Through the Rose and Rock Garden. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
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.

thursday

CONCERTS
GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 11.30am-1pm. Gosport & District Organ Club lunchtime concert. Starring Douglas Hannah. Free with retiring collection. Call 01329 310 592.

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.

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 for more information.

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 for more information.

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 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

WATERLOOVILLE: Anders Hall, off Milton Road, PO7 6AW. 7.30pm. Natter night and social evening. Horndean & District Amateur Radio Club. Visitors always welcome. Visit hdarc.co.uk.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Art exhibition. See ‘Sunday’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Natural Imperfections. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Making It, Not Writing It. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, PO1 2HW. 11am-1.30pm & 2.30pm-6pm. Glasgow Print Studio. 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’s, duo’s and bands. Bands book in advance. Full PA supplied plus video streaming. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk.
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.

WALKS & TALKS
HILSEA: Meet in Scott Road car park, off Military Road by The News Centre. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ where there is an abundance of wildlife. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.
HILSEA: Alexandra Park, Mountbatten Centre entrance. 6.30pm. Walk. The flat, paved circular route follows the shore line along the pedestrian footpath up to Hilsea Lido and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9284 176.
WORKSHOPS
GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 3.30pm-4.30pm. Krafty Kids – Flower Power! Turn plastic tubs into flowers for window boxes and make a 3D flower picture. Suitable for ages five to 10 years. Parents/carers must remain in the library during this activity. No need to book, but places are limited. Call (023) 9252 4608.