What’s on from Friday, June 3 – Thursday, June 9, 2016

A craft exhibition by Malisa Sledmere is currently on at the Aspex Gallery in Gunwharf Quays

A craft exhibition by Malisa Sledmere is currently on at the Aspex Gallery in Gunwharf Quays

See HIADS' production of Our Man In Havana at Station Theatre, Hayling Island, before Saturday

Six things to do in the next 48 hours: March 30 and 31

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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.

MINSTEAD: Furzey Gardens, Minstead, SO43 7GL. 11am-3.30pm. Half-term fun.

Gardening fun during half-term. Plant a sunflower seed and decorate its plant pot, take it home and watch it grow.

The event is on rain or shine. £3, includes a drink and biscuit at the Gallery Coffee Shop. Parent/guardian supervision required. Call (023) 8081 2464 or visit furzey-gardens.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Milton Locks Nature Reserve, Locksway Road, Milton, PO4 8LT. 10am-12pm. Family Wild Beach Week. A series of four outdoor family sessions playing in, discovering and exploring Milton Locks Nature Reserve. Activities will include den building, scavenger hunts, natural art and plenty of exploring. The sessions will be guided by the children’s own interests and ideas. All children must be accompanied by adults. Booking is essential. Suggested donation is £4 per child, per session. Call 01489 570 240 or e-mail jess.daish-miller@hiwwt.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Technology Dept., Portsmouth Grammar School, PO1 2LN. 10am-3pm. Carve-in. Members carve their own projects but people who are interested can go along to see.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Belinda and Nandhra. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

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.

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.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Clare Woods and Des Hughes: The Sleepers. New paintings by Clare Woods (b.1972) with sculptures by Des Hughes (b.1970), created in response to key Modern British artworks in the gallery’s collection by Paul Nash, Henry Moore and Eduardo Paolozzi, as well as the celebrated Arundel Tomb in Chichester Cathedral. The exhibition includes a monumental painting by Woods, a major new contemporary art commission for the stairwell of the 18th century townhouse. 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 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: 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
EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 5 North Street, PO10 7PQ. Red Sky.

SOUTHSEA: Rosies Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove, PO5 1JF. 8.30pm-11pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. For eating, pre-booking is essential. Call (023) 9275 5944 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow.
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.
WORKSHOPS
SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, Palmerston Road. 10.30am-12pm. Learn holiday Spanish. Using the BBC online language course as a guide, you will learn some useful everyday phrases in Spanish that will come in handy on holiday, in shops and restaurants in two free sessions (next one June 10th). In order to benefit from these classes you will need to have internet access at home and basic computer skills. Please reserve your place or find out more information by popping into your local library, by calling (023) 9268 8999 or by e-mailing libraries@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

tomorrow

DANCING
COWPLAIN: St Wilfrid’s Church hall, Padnell Road. 7pm-10pm. Social dancing – ballroom, Latin and sequence. Admission £3. Call (023) 9225 2403 for more information.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, PO10 7DD. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ballroom and sequence dancing. Admission £6, includes tea and coffee. Call 07950 730274 for more information.

EVENTS
EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 5 North Street, PO10 7PQ. Free Juke Box.

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre. 4pm-7pm. Wine Tasting. £10 a ticket. E-mail info@portchestercommunitycentre.

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Haslar Road, PO12 1HL. 10am-1pm. Summer fair. A traditional fair at the church.

HILSEA: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido. 7pm-11pm. Giants of Motown Disco. Shake a mean leg to the Motown sounds.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Belinda and Nandhra. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information. Weekend opening is according to the availability of volunteers.

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.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Clare Woods and Des Hughes: The Sleepers. 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.
GARDENS 
PORTSMOUTH: St Colman’s Church hall, St Colman’s Avenue, Cosham, PO6 2JJ. 11am-4pm. British Cactus & Succulent Society Show. Portsmouth and District Branch. Plant sales and light refreshments avilable to buy. Admission £1, kids free.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. The Blue Road (blues/rock band).
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library. 11am-12pm or 12pm-1pm. Circus Skills Workshop. For ages seven to 15. £4 per child. Join Top Banana Circus and learn how to perform a variety of circus skills. Younger children must be accompanied by a parent. Payment upon booking is essential. To book your one hour workshop pop into your local library or call (023) 9268 8057 to pay by debit card.

sunday

CONCERTS
GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road, PO12 3PX. 2pm. Gosport & District Organ Club Theatre Organ Concert. Starring John Mann. Tickets are £6 on the door. Car parking and bar facilities. Call 01329 310 592 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 12pm-4.30pm, 6.30pm-10pm. Charity concert. First half is free with a bucket collection. Evening is £10 each. With Porchlight Smoker. Tickets from squarerootspromotions.co.uk, Pie & Vinyl, Southsea Gallery or on the door. All proceeds to Histio UK, supporting

Histiocytosis.

DANCING
GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 7pm-10pm. 50-50 dance. Admission £4.50.

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, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 10.30am-12.30pm. Holy Communion. With creche available. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

MIDHURST: New Grange Centre, Bepton Road, GU29 9HD. 10.30am-4pm. Antique and Collectors Fair. Admission £1.50. Wide variety of antiques and collectables including pottery, porcelain, gold and silver, glass, jewellery, coins, fashion accessories, military badges and postcards. Buying and selling. Large free car park adjoining. Call 07747 604541 or visit emmottpromotions.co.uk for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: All Saints Church, Catherington, PO18 0TD. 6pm. Hymns and Desserts Evening. A great evening for all those who love singing. Everyone welcome. Hymns have already been chosen by local folk and the singing will be led by local choir director, Lou Bundy. No tickets needed as there will be a retiring collection in aid of the renovation work needed in the church. Followed by a vast array of desserts. Call (023) 9242 0984 for more information.
EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Clare Woods and Des Hughes: The Sleepers. 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.

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.

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: 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. 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.

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
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 7pm. Guitar Workshop. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

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.

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. Parents and Toddlers Group. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

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.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism. 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
LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Elmore Car Park, Marine Parade East, PO13 9BW. 10am. Lee-on-the-Solent Heritage Historic

Waterfront Walk and Talk. Call (023) 9255 1706 or visit leeresidents.org.uk.

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.

EVENTS
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 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.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, Palmerston Road. 11am-12.30pm. Sudoku for Beginners. Presented by The Friends of Southsea Library. Starting gently, you’ll learn how to solve Sudoku puzzles. Sudoku is a great way of calming yourself and keeping your brain fit. The session is free but a small contribution towards photocopying would be appreciated.

Please reserve your place by popping into your local library, by calling (023) 9268 8999 or by e-mailing libraries@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.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism. 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. Craft exhibition from local maker Malisa Sledmere. Malisa is a contemporary mixed media artist. The exhibition consists of a collection of delicate, handmade textile sculptures and has been inspired by Sledmere’s memories of both the touch and feel of materials over five decades of her life – looking at objects, architecture and life with curiosity. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

GIGS
GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Dennis Armstrong’s Bristol Blue Five + 2. Members £8, guests £10. Booking advisable. Call (023) 9269 3988 or visit gosportjazz.hampshire.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
BEDHAMPTON: Bedhampton Sicla Hall Centre. 7.30pm-9.30pm. South East Hants Tinnitus Support Group meeting. The guest speaker is Paul McDermott of Puretone, the long established manufacturer of Tinnitus and Impaired Hearing Aids and Sound Generators. Admission £3, refreshments provided. Donations would be gratefully received, Free parking and disabled facilities.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Portland Building, Portland Street, PO1 3AH. 6pm-7pm. From whooping cough to cigarettes: a journey in health geography. An inaugural lecture by Liz Twigg, professor of human geography at the University of Portsmouth. In this lecture Professor Twigg argues that geography has much to contribute to the understanding of health outcomes and health damaging behaviours. She demonstrates the relevance and policy impact of contemporary quantitative health geography. Admission is free, but please reserve your place on Eventbrite at liztwigg.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.
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 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 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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Jenny Docherty. Jenny Docherty hosts an evening of clairvoyance. She creates a warm and friendly atmosphere, has a great sense of humour and speaks as she finds. This evening has been arranged in partnership with KIDS (South East). Tickets are £8, includes refreshments. Call (023) 9252 3463.

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. 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.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. 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 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: 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. 
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: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 8pm. George Egg – Anarchist Cook. One man, one show, three courses. George Egg spends a lot of time staying in hotels and some years ago found himself unimpressed with room service, so he took matters into his own hands. Whilst

performing a mind-bendingly original show of comedy which is also an illustrated-lecture, George prepares a three-course meal on the equipment hotels unwittingly provide and, if you want to, you can taste it at the end. Tickets are £12.50, £11.25 concessions. Book online at thespring.co.uk.

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.

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