What’s on from Friday, June 17 – Thursday, June 23, 2016

Have a coffee and a slice of cake at Gosport on Tuesday
Have a coffee and a slice of cake at Gosport on Tuesday

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today

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.

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 for more information.

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 for more information.

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: 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: 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. 
GIGS
BOARHUNT: Boarhunt Blues Club, Trampers Lane, PO17 6DD. 9pm. Red Butler. £12.50 on the door. All welcome. Call 07445 861519.

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 5 North Street, PO10 7PQ. Disco/karaoke with Sonny Jim.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Spike’s Leg-Endary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. 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
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 8pm. The Shift presents: Knees Up. In light of Portsmouth Pride it’s time to celebrate the camp and the kitsch with cabaret madness bursting at the seams of cheap sequins. Bringing together the best variety of acts from Portsea Island and beyond. Tickets £10. Group booking (five or more) £8 per ticket. Call (023) 9273 7370.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 10am-11am. Hot Topic! Coeliac. Go along to this coffee morning and listen to a guest speaker at the same time. This month’s guest speaker is Kate Dowell, who will talk about Coeliac disease. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee for 20p. Free – no need to book, just come along. For more information call (023) 9252 4608.

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
EMSWORTH: St James’s Church, PO10 7DP. 7.30pm. Cantemus Choir’s Summer Concert. A celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday and the choir’s 30th anniversary. Vivaldi’s Gloria, Rutter’s Feel the Spirit (spirituals), music from the coronation service. Tickets £8 from (023) 9246 3531 and on the door. Visit cantemushavant.moonfruit.com.

DANCING
FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, PO17 5AL. 7.30pm–10.30pm. 50/50 Ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing. Admission £4. No bar, take your own drinks. Tea, coffee and refreshments available in the interval. Ample car parking. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk for more information.

EVENTS
COSHAM: St Philip’s Church hall, Hawthorn Crescent. 11am-2pm. Table top sale. Tables to hire for £5, book in advance. Refreshments with bacon rolls and homemade soup and a variety of tables and homemade cakes. Admission 40p. Call (023) 9237 9278 for further details or to book a table.

PORTSMOUTH: On the edge of Milton Common, follow signs from Eastern Road and Moorings Way, PO4 8NB. 10am-4pm. Tent Event. Free fun for all the family. With crafts, games, face painting, stories, bouncy castles and a toddler tent. BBQ at 12pm, ice creams and doughnuts at 3pm. Free. 
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.

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, strairlift available.

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: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Natural Imperfections. 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

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. 1.30pm. Farlington Gardening Club Rose and Sweet Pea Show. The show has a display of roses, sweet peas, pot plants, floral arrangements and homecraft. There will be plants for sale, refreshments and a general bric-a-brac stall. The show closes after prize giving and the raffle at 4pm. For details for putting entries into the show or joining the Garden Club then please contact Chris Batstone on (023) 9238 1976.

HAYLING ISLAND: 54 West Lane, PO11 0JL. 1pm-5pm. Open garden for the British Red Cross. Admission £3. Refreshments, cakes and plants available. Call (023) 9246 2875 for more information.

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

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Alligator Smile. Pop/punk originals band.

sunday

EVENTS
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. 6.30pm. Contemporary worship. A service of contemporary worship songs led by the Farlington parish in-house band. All welcome. Free admission.

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.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 11.30am, 2pm & 3pm. Sunday Gun Firings. Royal Armouries at Fort Nelson marks the forthcoming anniversary of the battle of Waterloo with themed gun firings. To commemorate the battle, uniformed detachments from Ubique Right of the Line and HMS Loire will conduct the firings of two Napoleonic six-pounder guns. A British six-pounder, smooth-bore cannon and a six-pounder French cannon Le Fameux. Free.

HAYLING ISLAND: Starts at Tea Rooms, Northney. 10am-2pm. Hayling Cyclorama. The first ever Hayling Cyclorama takes place on a scenic, point-to-point course. £12.50 entry price includes one adult and one child (under 18) £12.50. It starts at the Tea Rooms in Northney on Hayling Island and, after 3km, goes down the Hayling Billy Trail to the seafront. There are no hills. There is a treasure hunt as you ride this part of the course. You finish back at the Tea Rooms where a BBQ and a bouncy castle will be waiting for you – plus a cup of tea if you need it. BBQ isn’t free. The Hayling Cyclorama is a family event - its not a race. Register early to ensure your spot. active.com/northney-hayling-island-hampshire/cycling/races/havant-rotary-cyclorama-2016.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park. 4pm. Discovery Hour. For all ages. With creche available. Call (023) 9217 6400 or visit bethelleighpark.org.uk.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park. 10.30am. Morning worship. With creche available. Call (023) 9217 6400 or visit bethelleighpark.org.uk
EXHIBITIONS
EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10B North Street, PO10 7DD. 2.30pm-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, strairlift available.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Natural Imperfections. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street, PO1 2JE. 11am-4pm. Spice Island Art Trail. A wide variety of high quality and diverting work will be on display. Admission is free and the vintage tea room will be serving cakes and savouries. Visit craftsinthetower.co.uk. 
GARDENS

EMSWORTH: 23 New Brighton Road and 4 Elderfield Close. 2pm-5.30pm. Open gardens for the National Gardens Scheme. Lucy Watson and her mother Maureen Morelle are both opening their Emsworth gardens for the National Gardens Scheme this year. Admission is £5 to cover both gardens, children under 14 go free. Plants will be for sale at 23 New Brighton Road along with tea and homemade cakes.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: Rosies Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove, PO5 1JF. 1.30pm-4pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. For eating, pre-booking is essential. Call (023) 9275 5944.
TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Highland Road Cemetery, Highland Road. 2pm. Tour and information day. £3 per person. Chapel opens 12pm-4pm, displaying 1000+ stories of those interred, entrance to the chapel is free. All profits to Friends of Highland Road Cemetery. Call (023) 9266 8657.

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
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 for more information.

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.

PETERSFIELD: The Townhouse, 28 High Street, GU32 3JL. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Petersfield Write Angle Poetry and Music – Hannah Chutzpah and open-mic. Admission £5. Hannah is a performance poet, writer, activist, comic and socialist. Open-mic for those who want to perfom their own poetry. Visit petersfieldwriteangle.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
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.

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 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College, Grove Road South, PO5 3QW. 6pm. (Portsmouth Festivities): Historian and archaeologist Neil Faulkner returns to the College. This year sees the centenary of the Revolt in the Desert led by Lawrence of Arabia – in many ways the beginning of a new phase in Middle Eastern history – a subject on which Dr Faulkner has a new book coming out. He will also be taking with him a selection of items excavated in the desert as part of his investigations, which will be on display before and after his talk.
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 7pm. Guitar Workshop. Call (023) 9217 6400.

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. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

tuesday

COFFEE

GOSPORT: White Hart, 195 Stoke Road, PO12 2JE. 10am-12pm. Third Anniversary of Gosport Support Groups’ Coffee Mornings. Drop in for a coffee and a slice of cake and help to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice. Admission £2.50, includes coffee and cake. The mayor of Gosport will be attending and the group will be celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday. Call Margaret Stevenson on (023) 9258 9410.

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.

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
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 for more information.

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. 7.30pm-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: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 10am. Mums and tots group. 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 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
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.

GIGS
SOUTHWICK: The Golden Lion, High Street, PO17 6EB.8.15pm-11pm. The Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. Call (023) 9221 0437 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7pm. Bygone Gosport High Street. Share memories and reminisce at this slide show and talk featuring pictures of Gosport’s High Street in the past. Booking essential. Tickets are £4. Call (023) 9252 3463.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Railman’s Social Club, Selbourne Terrace. 7.30pm. AGM. Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society Portsmouth Regional Group meeting. All are welcome. Admission is by a donation of £2, which is used to fund the Watercress Line. For more information contact Dave Meyer on (023) 9267 1251.

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.

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

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 7pm-8pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

EVENTS
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.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 3pm. Discoverer’s Club. for ages four to 12. Call (023) 9217 6400.

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

GIGS
GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Sweetie Pie. Janice Day vcls, Keith Nichols pno, Enrico Tomasso tmpt, Trevor Whiting clnt, Martin Wheatley guit. Pre-booking essential. Members £8, guests £10. Call (023) 9269 3988 or visit gosportjazz.hampshire.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 od 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Park Building, King Henry I Street, PO1 2DZ. 6pm-7pm. Let them be heard: Enabling communication and recall of forensic interviewees. A public lecture by Becky Milne, professor of forensic psychology, University of Portsmouth. This inaugural lecture will pose: What are the best ways to gather information from memory and to protect contamination? How should we interview vulnerable groups? How can this knowledge inform investigative practice and prevent miscarriages? Followed by a

Admission is free, but please reserve your place on Eventbrite at beckymilne.eventbrite.co.uk.
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.

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 for more information.

EVENTS
COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. A fresh home-made 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’s 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.

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College, Grove Road South, PO5 3QW. 6.30pm. Ruscombe Foster, author of a study of the Duke of Wellington and his reputation over the two centuries since the Battle of Waterloo. Both authors will have copies of their books available for purchase.
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: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Natural Imperfections. 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 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.

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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. 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 for information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library. 10am-11am. How much is too much? Presented by The Wellbeing Service. Are you looking for a few tips to cut back on alcohol? Perhaps you want to lose some weight, get fitter, feel more energetic and sleep a little better at night. This free, interactive session will offer simple tips on how to cut down and help you understand alcohol strengths, units and recommended guidelines.

To reserve your place, pop into your local library or call (023) 9268 8057.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Paulsgrove Library from 11am-12pm and Cosham Library from 2pm-3pm. Managing Stress Workshop. This free workshop will discuss and explore what stress is, how it affects us and how we can manage it. Participants will be asked to get involved in activities during the session and there will be resources to take away at the end. To reserve your place, pop into your local library or e-mail libraries@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.