What’s on from Friday, June 24 – Thursday, June 30, 2016

Forty Westerly boats are on display at the Gunwharf Quays marina until Wednesday
Forty Westerly boats are on display at the Gunwharf Quays marina until Wednesday
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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.

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 for more information.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays. 10am-8pm. Forty Westerly boats celebrate 50th Jubilee at Gunwharf Quays. Until Wednesday, June 29, 40 Westerly boats will be on display in the marina for land lovers and sailing enthusiasts alike, with celebratory processions and friendly races taking place between Portsmouth and Beaulieu.
EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Candida Stevens Fine Art, 12 Northgate, West Sussex, PO19 1BA. 10am-5pm. The Story In Art: Reading The Visual – artists as storytellers. It is the idea ‘every picture tells a story’ that sees Candida Stevens Fine Art explore the role of artist as storyteller. From the allegorical to the Shakespearean and on into the realms of concept, The Story in Art presents a touching, moving, sometimes domestic, as well as humorous look at the stories of us all. Here you will find some of the ultimate human experiences told through the artists’ mediums of paint, ink, pencil and clay. Call 01243 528 401 or visit candidiastevens.com for more information.

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

myriad forms, but also highlights the multi-hued flora and fauna of the remote reaches of the world. Admission free. Visit drasimkrdasgupta.com 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 consists 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
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8.30pm until late. Non-stop 70s and 80s classics. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow.

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 5 North Street, PO10 7PQ. Under The Covers.
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
FARLINGTON: Meet in third car park at Farlington Marshes. 10.30am. Farlington Marshes walk. Sturdy shoes for this walk across farmland and exposed open footpaths around the marshes. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

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.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library. 10.30am-12.30pm. Introduction to Mindfulness. Presented by Talking Change. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment, helping you become more aware of your thoughts, feelings, and body sensations. As well as boosting memory, concentration and wellbeing, mindfulness can also help manage the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. Anyone can learn mindfulness techniques and this free workshop will offer a gentle introduction. To reserve your place, pop into your local library or call (023) 9268 8057, or e-mail libraries@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

tomorrow

DANCING
PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, PO3 5XT. 7.30pm–10.30pm. 50/50 Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dancing. All standards welcome. Admission £4. No bar, take your own drinks. Refreshments served in the interval. Ample parking. For further information call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.

MUNDHAM: Mundham Village Hall. 8pm. Dance. With Nicky James. Solo artist. Chichester CMC. £5.

EVENTS
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. 2pm-4pm. Messy Church. Messy Church arrives at Farlington Parish. Families and individuals are welcome to go along to learn about church through activities, including crafts. This is a free and fun activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

FAREHAM: Cams Alders Recreation Ground, Palmerston Drive, PO14 1BJ. 12pm-4pm. Family Fun Day. Organised by The Rainbow Centre. There’ll be a chance to meet Elsa and Anna, minions, a bouncy castle, and 85ft jungle run, a petting zoo, an inflatable pub, pony rides, face painting, games, stalls and more. plus, Locks Heath Classic Car Club will be on site, and there’ll be live entertainment. There is also a dog show with rosettes and prizes to be won. Call 01329 289 500 of visit rainbowcentre.org.uk/events for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Mayfield School, Mayfield Road. 11am-2pm. Summer fete. Hosted by The Friends of Mayfield. There will be stalls to buy from, not limited to but so far including Bodyshop, Pheonix greetings cards, Usborne books, luxury bath/spa and skin products, handmade jewellery, sweets and cakes. There will also be lots of activities on the day, including bouncy castle, hook a duck, tombola, raffle, various games, first aid demonstrations, plus performances from Mayfield pupils. With ice cream, burgers/hot dogs, cream teas and other refreshments.

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays. 10am-8pm. Forty Westerly boats celebrate 50th Jubilee at Gunwharf Quays. Until Wednesday, June 29, 40 Westerly boats will be on display in the marina for land lovers and sailing enthusiasts alike, with celebratory processions and friendly races taking place between Portsmouth and Beaulieu.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3NT. 10am-5pm. The D-Day Museum will be free to enter today and there’ll be a variety of events including a model ship display by the Surface Warship Association, and the chance to meet Normandy veterans. Call (023) 9282 6722 or go to ddaymuseum.co.uk.

UPHAM: Garden of Upham House, Church Street, SO32 1JH. 12pm-4pm. Upham Church Fete. BBQ, lunches and afternoon teas, beer and Pimms tent. Plus a dog show, flower show, bouncy castle, face painting, donkey rides, vintage cars and lots of stalls. £2 per adult. Children under 16 go 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.

FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road. 9am-5pm. Nature Exposed 2. 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 dull details.
FILMS

DENMEAD: Denmead Community Centre, School Lane, PO7 6LU. 7pm for 7.30pm. Dad’s Army (PG). Starring Bill Nighy, Alison Steadman and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Admission £5. Call (023) 9225 6132.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8.30pm until late. Sounds of the 90s. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

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

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Leisure Park. 8.30pm until late. Kenny Mayes 50s and 60s music. Free admission.
WORKSHOPS
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-12pm. Perfect Packages. To mark the last day of the High Street exhibition, pop in to the gallery to see the museum’s old packaging items, enjoy some hands-on activities and games, and make your own special box. Last entry 11.30am. £1 per participating child, accompanying adults free.

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.

FAREHAM: Portchester Community School. 7.45am for sellers, 8.30am for buyers. Indoor Table Top Sale. £5 per space. £1.50 for table hire. Call (023) 9236 4399.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 10.30am. Sunday Morning Worship with Creche Available. Call (023) 9217 6400.

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

HAYLING ISLAND: Beachlands. 10am-5pm. 999 Day. Hayling Community First Responders presents 999 Day. Go and meet your emergency services. This event is free for the public to attend. It features action displays in the air, on land and at sea while providing an opportunity for many emergency services related charities to raise much needed funds.

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays. 10am-8pm. Forty Westerly boats celebrate 50th Jubilee at Gunwharf Quays. Until Wednesday, June 29, 40 Westerly boats will be on display in the marina for land lovers and sailing enthusiasts alike, with celebratory processions and friendly races taking place between Portsmouth and Beaulieu.
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.
GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. 8.30pm.Alley Cats. Open-mic night.

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.

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.

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College, Grove Road South, PO5 3QW. 4pm. Edward Towne, a former teacher and prolific schools author, will be explaining the role of the Soviet Union in the Cold War.
EXHIBITIONS
FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road. 9am-7pm. Nature Exposed 2. 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. 
WORKSHOPS
GOSPORT: SEARCH, Local and Naval Studies Centre, Clarence Road, Gosport, PO12 1BU. 10.30am-11.30am. Animal Antics – Museums for Beginners Workshop. Under 5s with their parents or carers can explore SEARCH’s animal collections and enjoy games, makes and animal fun. Book in advance, pay on the day. Free, with £1 charge for the make and take.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park. 7pm. Guitar Workshop. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

tuesday

CONCERTS
FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, PO16 0EL. 12.30pm-1.15pm. Karen Taylor and Friends present a programme of instrumental music and songs. Free entry, collection in aid of the Church Refurbishment Fund. Call 01329 232 688 or 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.

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.

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

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park. 10am. Mums and Tots Group. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

HAVANT: Saint Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant, PO9 1PP. 7.30pm-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.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays. 10am-8pm. Forty Westerly boats celebrate 50th Jubilee at Gunwharf Quays. Until Wednesday, June 29, 40 Westerly boats will be on display in the marina for land lovers and sailing enthusiasts alike, with celebratory processions and friendly races taking place between Portsmouth and Beaulieu.

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.

FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road. 9am-5pm. Nature Exposed 2. See ‘Today’ 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
PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2pm. Electronic Communication. Science and technology talk. Malik Manish, senior lecturer at Portsmouth University will go into the world of networking, data communications and microwave and wireless communications.

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

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

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

wednesday

CLASSES

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

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.

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. 55 Social Club Social Evening. Membership is open to anyone aged 55 or over. If you would like to spend your Wednesday evenings socialising with a friendly group of people, go along. Drinks can be purchased at the bar. New members are welcome.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays. 10am-8pm. Forty Westerly boats celebrate 50th Jubilee at Gunwharf Quays. Until Wednesday, June 29, 40 Westerly boats will be on display in the marina for land lovers and sailing enthusiasts alike, with celebratory processions and friendly races taking place between Portsmouth and Beaulieu.

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.

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

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

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle. 9.20pm. What’s New Pussy Cat? Introduced by Sue Harper, emeritus professor of film history at the University of Portsmouth. Visit 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.

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 for more information.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-12pm. Mini makers. A world of colour and creativity for those aged five and below. Led by trained arts professionals, each session starts with a story, before the children, along with their parents and guardians are invited to try their hand at a range of arts activities. £3 per child. turn up on the day. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

thursday

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.

COSHAM: The Oasis Centre, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10.30am-12.30pm.Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Event. Patients, family carers and relatives told us that communication is not always as good as it could be. We want to share the things we’ve done so far to improve things and work with patients, family carers, relatives and staff to design ways to improve communication. To register please contact Sharon Griffen at sharon.griffen@porthosp.nhs.uk or phone (023) 9228 6000 ext 5946.

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 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.

FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road. 9am-7pm. Nature Exposed 2. 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.
STAGE
HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road. 7.30pm. Three short comedies. Barbecue by Stephen Smith. Lydia and Edward have recently moved into a new house and throw a barbecue to get to know some of their neighbours, but they end up wishing they hadn’t. The Real Long John Silver by Peter Barnes. Three people are getting ready for a fancy dress party but all turn up in the same costume. What’s for Pudding? By David Tristram. A couple who should be celebrating their wedding anniversary end up entertaining their dull neighbours, or have they? Tickets are £6, available on the door or can be reserved by calling (023) 9278 5800. Visit horndeanamdram.com.
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. 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.