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

There's a car boot sale on in Portsmouth on Sunday morning

There's a car boot sale on in Portsmouth on Sunday morning

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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.
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.

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. 
FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Victoria Park. After sunset. From Dusk Till Dawn (18). Open-air screening of Robert Rodriguez’s Tex Mex outlaw vampire classic. Not for the easily offended or faint-hearted. Get tickets from portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS
EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95 North Street. Crackling Jack.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm until late. Non-stop 70s and 80s classics. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk 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
GOSPORT: 17th Century Village, Grange Farm, Rowner, PO13 8AB. 7.30pm. Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. Performed by the Villagers Open Air Drama Group. All profits to local charities. Tickets: (023) 9252 6573.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Woman In Mind. A play by Alan Ayckbourn. Call (023) 9247 2700.

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

DANCING
CHICHESTER: North Mundham Village Hall. 8pm. Linda and Arthur James. Nice Steel. £5.

EVENTS
EMSWORTH: Emsworth Cottage Hospital Grounds. 10am-1pm. Summer Fete. Opposite the new Baptist Church. Use public car parks. Charity, trade and craft stalls, refreshments, best dressed teddy competition. Admission 50p, children under 11 go free. Southbourne Lions. Raising money to support the community. Call 01243 431 183 for more information.

GOSPORT: 9 Tukes Avenue, Gosport, PO13 OSA. 10am-4pm. Charity table top sale. For Brain Tumour Charity and Action for Children.

HAVANT: St. Michael & All Angels, Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BD. 11am-2pm.

Summer Fair. Books, CDs & DVDs, jewellery, cakes, a barbeque and more.

Call (023) 9247 5140.

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church, Mengham, PO11 9EY. 10am-1pm. Disney Summertime Family Fun Day. In aid of local charities. Free admission. Disney toys, books and treats, tombola, refreshments and handmade crafts and gifts. Call (023) 9378 0996 for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Cowplain Social Club. 3pm. Open day. Author Dee Williams will be talking about and selling copies of her new book, More Hopes and Dreams.

WINCHESTER: Chilcomb House, Chilcomb Lane, SO23 8RD. 11am & 2.30pm.The Hogwallops. Touring circus. Spectacular circus skills blend together with physical comedy, theatrical storytelling and slapstick in this chaotic and colourful tale of The Hogwallops, a family of misfits. It’s Grandpa’s birthday, he loves bananas, and so, after the housework is done, the family get together to make him a birthday cake – banana flavour, of course! In this quirky and funny family show, Lost in Translation Circus takes inspiration from its name, and focuses on combining awe-inspiring circus skills with theatre, movement and an original, live score to tell the story of a typical family. Tickets are £10, £6, or £28 for a family. Visit hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/event/hogwallops.
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.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street (above the fire station). 10.30am-4.30pm. The Battle of the Somme. This exhibition commemorates the Battle of the Somme and remembers the local men who were involved. Stair lift available. Call 01243 378091 for more information.

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.

GARDENS

FAREHAM: 8 Birdwood Grove, Downend. 1pm-5pm. Open garden. This small garden is influenced by the flora of Australia and New Zealand. Designed in four climate zones: arid, temperate, lush fertile and a shady fernery. Admission £2.50. Plants for sale, teas.

GIGS
EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95 North Street. Free Jukebox.

PORTSMOUTH: Bus Club, New Road. 8.30pm until late. Kenny Mayes 50s and 60s music. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm until late. Non-stop classic rock. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Edge of the Wedge. 8pm-11pm. Charity gig. To raise funds and awareness for The Sophie Lancaster Foundation (S.O.P.H.I.E). Featuring Belligerence, The Bitter Town Hounds, Dead Happy and Death Head. Tickets £4 in advance, £5 on the door. Visit sophielancasterfoundation.com. 
STAGE
GOSPORT: 17th Century Village, Grange Farm, Rowner, PO13 8AB. 7.30pm. Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. Performed by the Villagers Open Air Drama Group. All profits to local charities. Tickets: (023) 9252 6573.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Woman In Mind. A play by Alan Ayckbourn. Call (023) 9247 2700.

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
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-12.30pm. Morning worship. With creche available. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park. 4pm-6pm. Small Group Fellowships. With creche available. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Flying Bull Academy. 8am-12pm. Car boot sale. Cars and stalls £8, small vans £10. Buyers entry 50p, via Malins Road from 8am. Sellers entry via Steerforth Close, from 7.30am. Refreshments available. E-mail flyingbullacademycarboot2016@yahoo.com.

WINCHESTER: Chilcomb House, Chilcomb Lane, SO23 8RD. 2.30pm.The Hogwallops. Touring circus. Spectacular circus skills blend together with physical comedy, theatrical storytelling and slapstick in this chaotic and colourful tale of The Hogwallops, a family of misfits. It’s Grandpa’s birthday, he loves bananas, and so, after the housework is done, the family get together to make him a birthday cake – banana flavour, of course! In this quirky and funny family show, Lost in Translation Circus takes inspiration from its name, and focuses on combining awe-inspiring circus skills with theatre, movement and an original, live score to tell the story of a typical family. Tickets are £10, £6, or £28 for a family.

Visit hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/event/hogwallops.
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.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street (above the fire station). 2.30pm-4.30pm. The Battle of the Somme. This exhibition commemorates the Battle of the Somme and remembers the local men who were involved. Stair lift available. Call 01243 378091 for more information.

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 for more information.
STAGE
WICKHAM: Three Choirs Vineyard, Wickham Vineyard, Botley Road, SO32 2HL. 6pm. Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. Performed by the Villagers Open Air Drama Group. All profits to local charities. Tickets: (023) 9252 6573.

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. 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.

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.

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. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 6.30pm. Evening walk. Along the promenade to Eastney 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.

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
FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street, PO16 0EL. 12.30pm-1.15pm. Lunchtime concert. The Athanasian Consort performs choral music from across the centuries. Call 01329 232 688or e-mail office@htscf.org.uk.

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: 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.

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 Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke 7.30pm-9.30pm. Sewing evening. Scrap Happy Quilters meeting. Admission £3.50 for non-members. New members welcome. Call Jenny Chalmers on 01329 231 790 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. 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.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm until late. Open-mic night with The Southern Train. Robin’s leaving do. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS
PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2pm. History of the Ordnance Survey. Science and technology talk. Travel with Mike Day as he takes you through the ages of mapping and the first ordnance map.

£2.50.

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. .
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10.30am- 3.30pm. Street Scenes – collage and mixed media art workshop for adults. Create your own mixed media street scene in response to Edward King’s atmospheric paintings of bomb-damaged buildings in 1940s Portsmouth. Tutor Simon Cowper will demonstrate how you can experiment with paints, torn and cut papers and drawing and printmaking techniques to produce eye-catching multi-layered art work. Beginners welcome. £20 or £12 with Leisure Card, including materials. Places are limited. Book in advance by calling (023) 9283 4744.

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.

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. £2 for social club members but 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. Guest speaker. 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. 11am-12pm. BFG – Storytime Special. Stories about big and giant creatures, make BFG crafts and watch the children’s film BFG (U). Suitable for children ages three to 10, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no need to book, but places are limited.

GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 7.30pm. AGM followed by a presentation from Chris Walker on Duke Ellington. Members £8, guests £10. Call (023) 9269 3988 or visit gosportjazz.org.uk.

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.

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. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Natural Imperfections. A new exhibition of artworks from Portsmouth based artist Adrian Mundy. 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. 
FILMS

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle. After sunset. Kung Fu Hustle (15). Open-air screening. International superstar Stephen Chow’s humorous, special-effects-filled, action-packed martial arts epic is packed with elaborate stunts and visual gags. Get tickets from portsmouthfilmsociety.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.

PORT SOLENT: Meet in front of the Odeon cinema. 2pm. Walk. Suitable for beginners but does include an area of uneven ground, sturdy shoes recommended. 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.

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.
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

COFFEE

FAREHAM: Rotary Wheel House, Salterns Lane, Hill Head, PO14 3LR. 10.30am-12.30pm. Big Bark on the Beach. Coffee morning. All welcome – you dont have to have a dog to go along.

Call 01329 668 516 or visit caninepartners.org.uk.

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 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.
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.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Natural Imperfections. A new exhibition of artworks from Portsmouth based artist Adrian Mundy. 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.

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.
TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 1pm & 2.30pm. Theatre tours. Discover the history of The Old Beneficial School on a theatre tour. Costumed actors will take you through the sights and sounds of this Georgian school. £5 per person. Call (023) 9273 7370.

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 1762.

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