What’s on from Friday, July 8 – Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition is on at Gosport
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition is on at Gosport

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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.

PORTSMOUTH: Christ Church, Milton, United Reformed Church, 239 Milton Road, PO4 8PH. 10am-4pm. Art and Flower Festival. The theme for the flower arrangements is numbers. There will be paintings by children from local schools. Tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits will be available, and all proceeds from the event, including commission on the sale of paintings, will go to charity. On until Saturday. Entry is free but donations are requested. Call 07532 049513.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 5pm & 7.30pm. Gerry Cottle’s Rock Circus. A high-energy family show featuring a new generation of vibrant young performers against an infectious, non-stop rock and pop soundtrack. From ABBA to Adele, The Beatles to The Beach Boys and Queen to Britney Spears, all your favourite music from the last 60 years accompanies a line-up of the world’s greatest acts in circus, comedy and magic for live entertainment to thrill and astonish all ages. Tickets from £10. Call 0845 835 5050 or visit rockcircus.co.uk.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Art exhibition. Organised by League of Friends. Floral paintings by Tracy Stevens and watercolours by Eileen Hollis. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. 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.

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.

GIGS
EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95 North Street. Disco/karaoke with Sonny Jim.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Midnite Sun. Call (023) 9282 0896.
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.
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

EVENTS
FRATTON: Portsmouth Progressive Spiritualist Church, 2 Vivash Road, PO1 1PR. 11am-2pm. Table Top Summer Sale.

Free admission. Bric-a-brac, books, DVDs, CDs, jewellery and crystal items. Refreshments available.

GOSPORT: Gallery and SEARCH at Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-2pm. In SEARCH of Wildlife. Last entry 1pm. After looking at the wildlife photos in the Gallery, go through into the SEARCH museum to see real animal specimens, enjoy activities and a make and take on a wildlife theme. No need to book, just turn up. Free, with £1 charge for make and take.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 11am-12pm. Hands Off My Honey Storytime Special. Bear has a big jar of yummy honey, and he won’t share it! But Mouse, Mole and the Rabbit Brothers are hungry. With a dodge, a jump, a leap and a roll they set out across the forest...Can they get to the honey without that scary bear seeing them? Make your own bee headband.

Suitable for children aged three to 10, but children must be accompanied by an adult. No need to book, but places are limited.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Community Centre, Twyford Drive. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Sale of exhibits 3.45pm. Lee-on-the-Solent Horticultural Society Summer Show. With flowers, vegetables, floral art and homecrafts. Bric-a-brac- cake stalls, a raffle and refreshments. Non-members £1.

PORTSMOUTH: Christ Church, Milton, United Reformed Church, 239 Milton Road, PO4 8PH. 10am-4pm. Art and Flower Festival. The theme for the flower arrangements is numbers. There will be paintings by children from local schools. Tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits will be available, and all proceeds from the event, including commission on the sale of paintings, will go to charity. On until Saturday. Entry is free but donations are requested. Call 07532 049513.

PORTSMOUTH: Copnor Methodist Church, Copnor Road. 1.30pm-5.30pm. Copnor Crafters. Any adult is welcome to attend. Bring your own craft to do and £4 to cover costs, including refreshments.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 2pm & 5pm. Gerry Cottle’s Rock Circus. A high-energy family show featuring a new generation of vibrant young performers against an infectious, non-stop rock and pop soundtrack. From ABBA to Adele, The Beatles to The Beach Boys and Queen to Britney Spears, all your favourite music from the last 60 years accompanies a line-up of the world’s greatest acts in circus, comedy and magic for live entertainment to thrill and astonish all ages. Tickets from £10. Call 0845 835 5050 or visit rockcircus.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Castle Field. 10am-5pm. Thundercat Racing day. With family events, live music, the chance to learn circus skills, a Love Southsea market, food and bars and more. Visit thundercatracing.com. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 12pm-3.30pm. Art exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

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.

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

This annual exhibition is from The Natural History Museum and showcases the best wildlife imagery in the world. The 100 award-winning photographs illustrate the abundance, majesty, and vulnerability of life on our planet – on land, sea and sky. From intimate portraits to layered motion stills, they blend startling visuals, compelling narratives and a passion for the natural world. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind. The competition receives over 42,000 entries from 96 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

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

PORTSMOUTH: The Druid’s Arms, Binsteed Road. 8.30pm until late. Kenny Mayes 50s and 60s music. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm until late. Buskeoke (Live Band Karaoke). Call (023) 9282 0896.
MARKETS

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre. 10.30am-2.30pm. Art, craft and gift market. By Fromthe Craftbox.
STAGE
WATERLOOVILLE: Blendworth Church Centre, Blendworth Lane, PO8 0AA. 7.30pm. A Night At The Movies. A variety show. Call 07738 240467.

WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Blue Lagoon. 10.30am. Hilsea Lido walk. Walk along the foreshore footpath to the Mountbatten Centre and back. Flat and paved route. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762.

sunday

DANCING
FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, PO17 5AL. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing. Admission £3, includes tea and biscuits. Newcomers and all standards welcome. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.

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. Morning worship. With creche available. Call (023) 9217 6400.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park. 4pm. Christianity Discovered. Study course. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 2pm & 5pm. Gerry Cottle’s Rock Circus. A high-energy family show featuring a new generation of vibrant young performers against an infectious, non-stop rock and pop soundtrack. From ABBA to Adele, The Beatles to The Beach Boys and Queen to Britney Spears, all your favourite music from the last 60 years accompanies a line-up of the world’s greatest acts in circus, comedy and magic for live entertainment to thrill and astonish all ages. Tickets from £10. Call 0845 835 5050 or visit rockcircus.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Castle Field. 10am-5pm. Thundercat Racing day. With family events, live music, the chance to learn circus skills, a Love Southsea market, food and bars and more. Visit thundercatracing.com.

SOUTHSEA: Castle Field. 10am-5pm. Thundercat Racing day. With family events, live music, the chance to learn circus skills, a Love Southsea market, food and bars and more. Visit thundercatracing.com.

SWANWICK: Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane, SO31 7HB. 11am-4pm. Music at the Brickworks. Ukulele band, pipe band, morris dancers, old records, crafts and children’s activities. Plus old slot machines, chimney pot collection, miniature train rides, traction engine and a cafe. Admission £6 for adults, £15 for a family. Call 01489 576248.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 12pm-3.30pm. Art exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street (above the fire station). 2.30pm-4.30pm. The Battle of the Somme. See ‘Tomorrow’ 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.
GARDENS

FAREHAM: 51 Longmynd Drive, PO14 1SH. 10am-5pm. Fareham Local Committee Open Garden. Admission £2. Plants and books for sale. Refreshments available.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road (off Clarence Parade), PO5 3NB. 8pm-10.30pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. 
WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore walk. A brisk walk over uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. New walkers should arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762.

monday

CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: St Swithun’s Church Hall, PO5 2PL. 6pm-8.30pm. Martial arts. Tai Chi 6-7pm and Kung Fu 7-8.30pm. First lesson free. Call 078130 06569.

COFFEE

COPNOR: North End Baptist Church, Powerscourt Road. 10am-12pm. Copnor Coffee Club. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

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 Common. 5pm & 7.30pm. Gerry Cottle’s Rock Circus. A high-energy family show featuring a new generation of vibrant young performers against an infectious, non-stop rock and pop soundtrack. From ABBA to Adele, The Beatles to The Beach Boys and Queen to Britney Spears, all your favourite music from the last 60 years accompanies a line-up of the world’s greatest acts in circus, comedy and magic for live entertainment to thrill and astonish all ages. Tickets from £10. Call 0845 835 5050 or visit rockcircus.co.uk.

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 ‘Today’ for full details.

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

See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.
WALKS & TALKS
EMSWORTH: Start from Emsworth Museum. 6pm. Local History Walk.

Dr Margaret Rogers will take you on a walk and will describe the history and buildings around the harbour. Two hours long at a comfortable pace. Walkers can stop at any time. £3 per person, to be paid at the start of the walk. Advanced booking not required. Call 01243 378091.

FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

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

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, Memorial where the buses terminate. 1pm. Canoe Lake walk. Slow short 30 minute walk. New walkers to arrive early to register. 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
COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Cosham and Keyboard Music Club concert. Claire Greig playing various music on keyboard for all to enjoy. Non-members £5, all welcome. Call (023) 9237 6313.

DANCING
FAREHAM: Fareham Academy, St Annes Grove, PO14 1JJ. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Ballroom and Latin beginners’ dance class. Tickets £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk for more information.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Community Centre, 51 Twyford Drive, PO13 8JU. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

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 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 email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 5pm & 7.30pm. Gerry Cottle’s Rock Circus. A high-energy family show featuring a new generation of vibrant young performers against an infectious, non-stop rock and pop soundtrack. From ABBA to Adele, The Beatles to The Beach Boys and Queen to Britney Spears, all your favourite music from the last 60 years accompanies a line-up of the world’s greatest acts in circus, comedy and magic for live entertainment to thrill and astonish all ages. Tickets from £10. Call 0845 835 5050 or visit rockcircus.co.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 Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Art exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

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

See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.
GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Open-mic night with house band The Southern Train. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.
WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke 7.30pm-9.30pm. From templates to the internet. A talk by Valerie Nesbitt. Scrap Happy Quilters meeting. Admission £3.50 for non-members. New members welcome. Call Jenny Chalmers on 01329 231 790 for more information.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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, 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. Board games. 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.

DENMEAD: Denmead Memorial Hall. 7.30pm. Denmead Horticultural Society meeting. Liz Pelley – with summer in mind. £5, for more information call Trish on 07947 611699.

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: Southsea Common. 5pm & 7.30pm. Gerry Cottle’s Rock Circus. A high-energy family show featuring a new generation of vibrant young performers against an infectious, non-stop rock and pop soundtrack. From ABBA to Adele, The Beatles to The Beach Boys and Queen to Britney Spears, all your favourite music from the last 60 years accompanies a line-up of the world’s greatest acts in circus, comedy and magic for live entertainment to thrill and astonish all ages. Tickets from £10. Call 0845 835 5050 or visit rockcircus.co.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 (023) 9268 8705.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Coffee Shop. 10am-4pm. Art exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

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

See ‘Tomorow 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.
STAGE
HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street, PO9 1EH. 7.30pm. Roses Of Eyam. A play by Don Taylor. This performance is not recommended for under 10s and will include a promenade section around the churchyard, which may not be suitable for those with restricted mobility. Call (023) 9245 4244.

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.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Castle. 2pm. Walk. Meet in the main castle car park. Suitable for beginners. 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

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. 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.

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

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12pm. Chat and tea club. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. Call (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. See ‘Today’ for full details.

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

See ‘Tomorrow’ 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
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 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
HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street, PO9 1EH. 7.30pm. Roses Of Eyam. A play by Don Taylor. This performance is not recommended for under 10s and will include a promenade section around the churchyard, which may not be suitable for those with restricted mobility. Call (023) 9245 4244.

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 for more information.

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. Explore the truth surrounding Charles Dickens’s birth and learn about former pupil Sir Henry Ayers, the man who became a rock in the middle of Australia. 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 for more information.
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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Civil Aviation. This illustrated presentation looks at the early days of passenger flight from the rigid airships right up to the modern jumbo jet. Includes Comet, the world’s first passenger jet, the development of Concorde and much more. Presented by Ashley Morgan, Archivist of the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST) Film Archive

Tickets are £4. Call (023) 9252 3463 for more information.