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COFFEE

FRATTON: The Makers’ Merchant, Cornwall Road. 10.30am-12pm. Coffee morning. For parents and those aged over 50. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

DANCING
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, PO2 7BL. 1.30pm-4pm. Ballroom/sequence dancing. Admission £3. Includes bar facility. Lunches available from 12pm. Call (023) 9242 5331 or (023) 9269 2914.

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

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism. This major exhibition is the first to focus on John Piper’s textile designs, exploring key motifs in the artist’s work such as historic architecture, abstract and religious imagery, as well as subjects explored in the final years of the artist’s life. Shown alongside related paintings and other studies the exhibition demonstrates how Piper’s designs were intricately connected with his wider work. Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre,

Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Gosport’s Hidden High Street. This exhibition looks at the shops and businesses on Gosport’s High Street over the last 100 years through photographs, objects and memories. Take in your own pictures to add to the display. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

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. 
GARDENS

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted House, Stansted Park, PO9 6DX. 10am. Garden show. Adults £8, concessions/seniors £6, children 15 and under £3 and under 5s free. Call (023) 9241 2265 for more information.

GIGS
EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 5 North Street, PO10 7PQ. The Herbz.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm until late. Dave Sharp. The Alarm. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. The Anthems (pop/rock band).
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
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. 2pm-4pm. Build@Church. A space for families to hear stories from the Bible, respond to them creatively using Lego® and Duplo® bricks, pray using the bricks and share tea and coffee, soft drinks and cake together. Visit farlingtonparish.co.uk/buildatchurch or call (023) 9275 4130.

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. 7.30pm. An evening with Tom Kennar. A one-man show by the musical rector of Havant, as he plays his own compositions with some popular favourites. Take your own drinks for a cafe-style concert. In aid of the Big Build Campaign for St Faith’s church, Havant. Tickets £6, concessions £4, available from the parish office by calling (023) 9242 1849 or on the door.

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 5 North Street, PO10 7PQ. Free jukebox.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Churchyard and West Street. 11am-2pm. Street party. The bells will ring, the Union flag will fly and the street entertainment and

food and drink will flow. To celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Free entry, donations to the big build welcome.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street, PO16 0EL. 1.30pm-3.30pm. A celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday. Afternoon tea and music from the Gosport Solent Brass Band. Admission free, with a small charge for tea and cakes. Call 01329 232 688 or e-mail office@htscf.org.uk for more information.

GOSPORT: Christ Church, Stoke Road, PO12 1JQ. 10.30am-2pm. Summer Fair.

Traditional fair.

GOSPORT: Local & Naval Studies Centre, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1NS. 11am-12pm. Right Royal Rumpus. Browse the museum’s royal collections set out in the Studies Centre to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday weekend. No need to book, just turn up. Free.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 11am-12pm. The Queen’s Knickers Storytime Special. It’s a busy year for the Queen – she has lots of important events to attend. Meanwhile, a little girl is wondering what knickers Her Majesty will choose to wear on a school visit. Will they be her ‘at home’ knickers – adorned with corgis – her ‘garden party’ knickers, or perhaps her woolly Balmoral ones? Join us to find out which knickers the Queen will choose and make your own crown to take home. Suitable for children aged three to 10, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no need to book but places are limited.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 10.30am. Morning worship with creche available. Call (023) 9217 6400.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 4pm. Discovery Hour. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

HAYLING ISLAND: 1 Fernhurst Close, PO11 0DT. 11am-4pm. Garden Fete. For Cats Protection Portsmouth. There will be bric–a-brac, garden plants, tombola and a lucky dip. The Hayling Huggers Ukulele Group will also be performing. Refreshments will be available for a small donation and visitors will also have the opportunity to see some of the cats in our care. Entry is free. This event is also happening on Sunday. E--mail portsmouthcatsprotection@hotmail.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: The Recreation Ground, Rogate Village Hall, GU31 5BH. 2pm-5pm. Rogate Fete and Village Show. Friendly, traditional village fete. Teas, cakes, bric a brac, books, plants, childrens races, game stalls, American bbq, inflatables, pony rides, Liss Band, Mr Spaghetti, local produce for sale, local crafts, small producers selling, fun dog show, beer, pimms, tug-o-war farmers vs footballers, archery display, vintage cars, raffle £200 cash first prize and a craft show. Raffle tickets and class schedule available in Rogate village store. Plenty of parking.

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.

WINCHESTER: Winchester Cathedral, 9 The Close, SO23 9LS. 12.30pm-4pm. Street party. Celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Groups of friends and families will come together to picnic and share. There’ll be live music, vintage fairground rides, a street organ and family-friendly activities. Plus food, drinks and ice creams available to purchase. Tea will be served by the Friends of the Cathedral or you can take your own picnic. 
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.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism. See ‘Today’ for full details.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10B North Street, PO10 7DD. 10.30am-4.30pm. The History of the Emsworth Gas Holder. Built by Robert Dempster and Sons (Yorkshire), the Emsworth Gas Holder was transported in sections and erected in the early 1930s on the site of the old Gas and Coke Company. It has been an important part of the Emsworth skyline for over 80 years. This exhibition includes pictures of the construction of the gas holder and also the recent demolition. Admission is free.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre,

Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Gosport’s Hidden High Street. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Starbucks, Cascades Shopping Centre, Cascades, PO1 4RJ. 9am-5pm. Kelly Feng Watercolour Exhibition.

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.
GARDENS

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted House, Stansted Park, PO9 6DX. 10am. Garden show. Adults £8, concessions/seniors £6, children 15 and under £3 and under 5s free. Call (023) 9241 2265.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm until late. Burnt Ice. Local blues band. Call (023) 9282 0896.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Doghouse (rock party night).
MARKETS

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre. 10.30am-2.30pm. Art, craft and gift market. By Fromthe Craftbox. 
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-1pm. Family Saturdays. The gallery will be transformed into a world of creativity, as families are invited to take part in free artist-led arts and crafts activities. The sessions will take place in the gallery’s new Learning Space. Delivered by Aspex’s new ARMA artist-in-residence Alison Carlier, who will be encouraging families to create artwork in response to Aspex’s historic location in Gunwharf Quays. Drop-in, no booking required. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

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.

HAYLING ISLAND: 1 Fernhurst Close, PO11 0DT. 11am-4pm. Garden Fete. For Cats Protection Portsmouth. There will be bric–a-brac, garden plants, tombola and a lucky dip. The Hayling Huggers Ukulele Group will also be performing. Refreshments will be available for a small donation and visitors will also have the opportunity to see some of the cats in our care. Entry is free. For more details e-mail portsmouthcatsprotection@hotmail.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’s Church, Milton, PO4 8PG. 3pm onwards.

Tea and cake followed by Songs of Praise at 4.30pm to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

PORTSMOUTH: St. Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 4pm. Evensong service followed by readings from the works of Dickens in the church Hall. This is in commemoration of the death of Charles Dickens on June 8, 1870. All are welcome.

SWANWICK: Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane, SO31 7HB. 11am-4pm. Country Fair. Hurdle making, owls, ponies, dogs, hamsters, craft and gift stalls. Plus working machinery, miniature train rides, old slot machines and more. Adults £6, families £15. Visit bursledonbrickworks.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism. See ‘Today’ for full details.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10B North Street, PO10 7DD. 2.30pm-4.30pm. The History of the Emsworth Gas Holder. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Starbucks, Cascades Shopping Centre, Cascades, PO1 4RJ. 9am-4pm. Kelly Feng Watercolour Exhibition.

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.

GARDENS

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted House, Stansted Park, PO9 6DX. 10am. Garden show. Adults £8, concessions/seniors £6, children 15 and under £3 and under 5s free. Call (023) 9241 2265.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road (off Clarence Parade), PO5 3NB. 8pm-10.30pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free.

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
GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2.50, includes tea and biscuits.

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, PO6 3EB. 2pm-4pm. Relax with Colouring. For adults. Beat stress and aid relaxation. Drop-in, all materials are provided. Call (023) 9268 8259.

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.

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
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre,

Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Gosport’s Hidden High Street. See ‘Today’ 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.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. Secrets of the Mary Rose. Presented by Petersfield U3A. Free to U3A members.

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.
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park. 7pm. Guitar workshop. Call (023) 9217 6400.

tuesday

CONCERTS
COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Cosham Keyboard and Music Club concert. Members easy listening music for all to enjoy on various keyboards.

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.

GOSPORT: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2, includes tea and biscuits.

EVENTS
FRATTON: Community Room, Tesco Extra, Pompey Centre. 10am-12pm. Shop and Natter Group. Ask about the group at customer services. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

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.

GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters – Wessex Quilters – Views of Winchester.

£3.50 for non-members. New members welcome. Call Jenny on 01329 231 790.

HAVANT: Saint Faith’s 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. 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.

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

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library. 11am-12pm. Smoking? The benefits of quitting. Presented by The Wellbeing Service. This free, interactive session is aimed at smokers who are contemplating giving up and would like some help. It will concentrate on the benefits of being smoke free and identify what support is available in Portsmouth.To reserve your place, pop into or call your local library, or e-mail libraries@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 Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: St. Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Birthplace Branch of the Dickens Fellowship meeting. Bring and buy sale, and a reading and siscussion of the group’s book of the year, A Tale of Two Cities. All are welcome. Members free, non-members £1. For further information call Geoffrey Christopher on (023) 9266 4205.
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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre,

Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Gosport’s Hidden High Street. See ‘Today’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS
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

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.

SOUTHSEA: The Royal Beach Hotel. 1pm-4pm. Social dancing. Admission £4.50. Call (023) 9273 1281.

EVENTS

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

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-12pm. Community Table Top and Craft Sale. Admission free. Tea/coffee and biscuits 50p. Call (023) 9255 1706 for more information.

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre,

Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Gosport’s Hidden High Street. 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
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 8pm. The Pink Triangle. Directed by Richard Stride.

Luca, an artist from (the former) Yugoslavia, is accused of homosexuality and sent to to Dachau Nazi Concentration Camp during World War Two. His experiences of survival and determination to live are an inspiration. Based on a true story of endurance, love and loss. Adults £14, concessions £12. Call (023) 9273 7370.

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.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. Illuminated Manuscripts. Rod Dawson, who was a teacher of calligraphy and illumination and is a member of the Royal Arts Society will be speaking.

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
DENMEAD: Denmead Memorial Hall. 7.30. Denmead Horticultural Society

Flower Arranging Workshop. A demonstration, followed by the opportunity to make a similar design with tuition. Visitors welcome. £5. For more information call Trish on 07947 611699.

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 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.

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

WATERLOOVILLE: Anders Hall, off Milton Road, PO7 6AW. 7.30pm. Portsmouth (Harlots, Dung and Gore) – Andrew Negus. Horndean & District Amateur Radio Club. Visitors always welcome. Visit hdarc.co.uk.
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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre,

Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Gosport’s Hidden High Street. 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

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PA. 9.20pm. Open air screening of Apache. Visit portsmouthfilmsociety.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 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
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 8pm. The Pink Triangle. Directed by Richard Stride.

Luca, an artist from (the former) Yugoslavia, is accused of homosexuality and sent to to Dachau Nazi Concentration Camp during World War Two. His experiences of survival and determination to live are an inspiration.Based on a true story of endurance, love and loss. Adults £14, concessions £12. Call (023) 9273 7370. 
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. Costumed actors will take you through the sights and sounds of this Georgian school. £5 per person. Call (023) 9273 7370 for mor einfomration.

WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Read My Mind! What did she mean by that? What is he really thinking? A look at the world of male and female communication, the tricks, the sub-text and the utter confusion. A fun and revealing talk by speaker Trisha Lewis using some retro material. Tickets £4, call (023) 9252 3463.

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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. 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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762.
WORKSHOPS
GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 3.30pm-4.30pm.

Krafty Kids – Father’s Day Special. Get ready for Father’s Day. Make a card and a surprise present for your Dad. Suitable for ages five to 10. Parents/carers must remain in the library. No need to book, but places are limited. Call (023) 9252 4608.

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