What’s on from Friday, March 11 – Thursday, March 17, 2016

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

SOUTHSEA: The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3ST. Kids for £1. Kids can swim for £1 from 3pm-6pm today. To mark National Tourism Week.
EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Creating Untitled: Silver Awards. An exhibition of work by members of the gallery’s young people’s group (13–18 year-olds), produced as part of their Silver Arts Award. Visit pallant.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Bi-annual Open Art Exhibition. Displaying the best submissions from Hampshire’s artists. With a range of styles and media, this exhibition is a chance to showcase the talents of local artists and craftspeople both professional and amateur. Call (023) 9250 3280 for more information.

HAVANT: Nineveh, 11 The Pallant. 10am-3pm. A Sense of Space and Place. An exhibition about memories, exploring the way people visualise the places and events they have experienced. Call 07528 130021 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Portsmouth Music Experience Exhibition. Music in Portsmouth since the 1950s: ‘Rock Shots, 50 years of Music Photography in Portsmouth’ – images from 12 local photographers and, ‘From Landport to Live Aid’ – local musician Spike Edney’s journey from Portsmouth to becoming the ‘5th member of Queen’ Free admission. Call (023) 9387 0200.
GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Midnite Sun. Rock, blues and soul covers. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk.
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
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Upbeat. Forest Forge Theatre Company presents a buoyant and poetic new play about the heritage waterways of Wessex. Tickets are £12.50, £11.25 concessions. Visit thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.30pm. The Ladykillers. A black comedy by Graham Linehan. Call (023) 9246 6363.

WALKS & TALKS
SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Seafront walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

tomorrow

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 8pm. Omid Djalili: Live. Supported by Boothby Grafoe.Tickets £22. Visit thespring.co.uk.
CONCERTS
FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street, PO16 0EL. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Baroque Choir: Spring Concert. Malcolm Keeler directs a concert of music by George Frideric Handel – The St John Passion and The Ways of Zion Do Mourn. With The Dolce Quartet. Tickets £12, £10, £1 from 01329 238 068. Or visit baroquechoir.ticketsource.co.uk.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street. 7.30pm. Harmony in Havant. Havant Light Opera. An evening of music with guest Tom Kennar. Tickets £6, concessions £4 from the Parish Office, 2 North Street, Havant. Call (023) 9249 2129 or e-mail office@stfaith.com. 
DANCING
FAREHAM: Portchester Commnunity Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 7.30pm-11pm. Barn Dance. Tickets £10 in advance, includes supper. Band: Woodsiders, caller Dick Williams.
EVENTS
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. 2pm-4pm. Build@Church. A free activity for families, a space to hear stories from the Bible and 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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 11am-12pm. Crazy Contraptions Storytime Special. Leonardo is a little owl with big ideas. He makes incredible inventions to help out his friends, but tonight, it’s Leonardo who needs a hand. To celebrate the end of British Science Week, get creative and make your own invention. Suitable for children aged three to 10, must be accompanied by an adult. Free. No need to book but places are limited.

GOSPORT: Local & Naval Studies Centre, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 10.30am-2.30pm. Be an ’Ologist! For British Science Week, go to a drop-in workshop at SEARCH Museum. Be a biologist, zoologist, geologist, palaeontologist or archaeologist. Get into character and get hands-on with museum specimens in lots of ‘ology activities. Drop in, no need to book. £2 per participating child, accompanying adults free.

HAYLING ISLAND: South Hayling United Reformed Church, Hollow Lane, Mengham, PO11 9EY. 10am-1pm. Easter Eggstravaganza. Family fun day with stalls, face-painting, an Easter egg hunt, Tombola and more. Fundraising for Marie Curie and other local charities.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street, PO1 5RT. 10am-12pm. Portsdown University of the Third Age (U3A) drop-in session. The group is undertaking research for a roll of honour and map to commemorate the men with local connections, who lost their lives at the Battle of Jutland, 1916. Members of Portsdown U3A’s Local History and

Genealogy Groups are inviting the public to meet them to share stories of family involvement in the major sea battle of the First World War. Visit portsdownu3a.org.uk for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Oaklands Catholic School, Stakes Hill Road, PO7 7BW. 11am-4.30pm. CHORAL (Young and mixed age choirs). Part of Portsmouth Music Festival – a competitive festival. Members of the public are welcome to watch/listen to all performers as they perform their piece to an adjudicator. Visit portsmouthmusicfestival.co.uk.
EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Creating Untitled: Silver Awards. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Bi-annual Open Art Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

HAVANT: Nineveh, 11 The Pallant. 10am-2pm. A Sense of Space and Place. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-2pm. The Portsmouth Music Experience Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS
EMSWORTH: Emsworth Baptist Church, North Street, PO10 7BY. Award-winning Scottish folk band Breachbach. Tickets £14. Visit wegottickets.com. 
STAGE
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 2.30pm. The Amazing Adventures of Librarian Lil. Librarian Lil has worked in the library for 45 years. She looks old, tired and bored with her life. When a customer brings a book to be date-stamped, the pages start to rustle and Lil is sucked into a whirlwind of words where tales become reality and every day sees a new adventure. This show is suitable for children age five and above.Tickets are £8, family of four £28. Visit thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.30pm. The Ladykillers. A black comedy by Graham Linehan. Call (023) 9246 6363.
TOURS

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 10.30am. Tour. Go behind the scenes and see the Kings Theatre as you’ve never seen it before.

You will be given access to parts of the building the public do not usually see. Plus an extensive history of the theatre by one of the trustees. Adults £6, children £1. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
HILSEA: Meet at the Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido. 10.30am. Walk. Walk along the foreshore footpath to the Mountbatten Centre and back. Flat and paved route. New walkers to arrive early to register. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 2pm-4.30pm. Floral fusion (paper and felt flowers). £12. Visit makersmerchant.com

sunday

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 8pm. Omid Djalili: Live. Supported by Boothby Grafoe. Tickets are £22. Visit thespring.co.uk.
EVENTS
CHICHESTER: Westgate Centre, Via Ravenna, PO19 1RJ. 10.30am-4pm. Antique and collectors fair. Including china, glass, gold and silver, Art Deco, jewellery, small furniture, dolls, linen and lace, military badges and more. Admission £1.50. Buying and selling. Call 01243 788596 or visit emmottpromotions.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted House, Stansted Park, PO9 6DX. 11am-3.30pm. Wedding fair. Admission £1.50, children free.

WATERLOOVILLE: Oaklands Catholic School, Stakes Hill Road, PO7 7BW. 10am-6pm. CHORAL (Adult Choirs). Part of Portsmouth Music Festival – a competitive festival. Members of the public are welcome to watch/listen to all performers as they perform their piece to an adjudicator. Visit portsmouthmusicfestival.co.uk.
EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Creating Untitled: Silver Awards. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road (off Clarence Parade), PO5 3NB. 8pm-10.30pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. 
STAGE
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 8pm. Omid Djalili: Live. Supported by Boothby Grafoe.Tickets are £22. Visit thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. The Circus Of Horrors. The West End show that was in the finals of Britain’s Got Talent is back to mark its 21st anniversary. Welcome to the Carnevil is set in Victorian London in 1899. The story twists and turns with murders and shocks – all interwoven with some of the greatest and most bizarre circus acts on earth. Tickets range between £19 and £22. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 2.30pm. More Miller Magic. The Astor Big Band and the Strictly Miller Dancers present a host of Glenn Miller hits including In the Mood and Tuxedo Junction. All Astor Big Band Profits are donated to the RBL Poppy Appeal. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
MILTON: Meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton foreshore. A brisk walk over the uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. 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.

monday

CLASSES

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

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

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299.

EVENTS
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. E-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Craft Group. 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.

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road, PO8 8DB. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Crafty Needles Club. Bring your own craft work and join in with making a special project. All welcome. £2.50 per session. Tea cakes provided. Call Carole on (023) 9261 5916 or The Borrow Centre on (023) 9226 6423.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. Spiritual Healing Clinic. No appointment necessary. Morning clinic 10.30am–12.45pm and evening times are 4pm-7pm. Free. Call 07756 852918 or e-mail popinclinic@jcpf.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 2pm-4pm. Relax with Colouring. For adults. Research has found that colouring is a great way to beat stress, it also aids relaxation. Drop-in, all materials are provided.

SOUTHSEA: St Luke’s, Greetham Street, PO5 4LH. 7.30pm. Spinnaker Speakers.

Become a better leader and a more confident speaker. Call Keith on 07597 500007 or visit spinnakerspeakers.org for more information. 
EXHIBITIONS
GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Bi-annual Open Art Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Portsmouth Music Experience Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS
FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre, Fratton, 10.30am. Victoria Park walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly 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. 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.

tuesday

COFFEE

GOSPORT: The White Hart, 195 Stoke Road, PO12 2JE. 10am-12pm. Coffee and cake. To raise funds for The Rowans Hospice. Organised by the Gosport Support Group. Admission £2.50, includes cake. For more information, call Margaret Stevenson on (023) 9258 9410. 
DANCING
FAREHAM: Fareham Academy, St Anne’s Grove, PO14 1JJ. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Ballroom and Latin beginners’ dance class. Tickets £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk for more information.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Community Centre, 51 Twyford Drive, PO13 8JU. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. If your new year resolution was to get fit and healthy, go along to Dancin’ Fit to make 2016 your year. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2 including tea and biscuits.
EVENTS
FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 1pm-3pm. Variety club. Every Tuesday.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 10am-11.30am. Parent and toddler drop-in. 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 McAndrew on 023) 9222 1531 or 07736 877506.

or visit smvc.co.uk.

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 e-mail angela.nigel.peake@gmail.com for more information.

HILSEA: Howard Road Community Centre, Howard Road, off 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 e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at The Folly, 10-12 College Street, GU31 4AD. 7.30pm. Petersfield Write Angle. With guitarist/singer Greg Harper, plus open mic. Tickets £5. Visit petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Hub, Tysley Road, Somers Town. 10am-12pm. Pompey Kurlers. 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: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Creating Untitled: Silver Awards. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Bi-annual Open Art Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street, PO9 1EH. 10am-3.30pm. Silent Voices. Life in a Palestinian village under occupation, seen through the eyes of children.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Portsmouth Music Experience Exhibition. 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. 
STAGE
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, PO16 7DB. 7.30pm. Anything Goes.

A musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Call 01329 231 942 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 1pm & 4pm. Peppa Pig’s Surprise. It’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for Peppa and George – they can’t guess what it is, can you? With fun, games and surprises. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore walk. Healthy 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. Take a break with this 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: Railman’s Social Club, Selbourne Terrace. 7.30pm. Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society meeting. With guest speaker Geoff Burch, rambling railwayman. Admission £2. Call (023) 9267 1251 for more information.

wednesday

CLASSES

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 9.30am-11am. Ladies keep fit class. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: St Luke’s Church hall, PO5 2PL. 7.30pm-9pm. Martial arts. Kung fu. First lesson 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. If your new year resolution was to get fit and healthy, go along to Dancin’ Fit to make 2016 your year. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.
EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm. Singer. 55 Club meeting. Membership to the 55 Club is open to anyone aged 55 or over. If you’d like to spend your Wednesday evenings socialising with a group of people, go along. Drinks can be purchased at the bar. New members are welcome.

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 2pm-4pm. Whist. Every Wednesday.

FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-12pm. Arts and crafts. A friendly group sharing ideas. £3 per session. Just turn up. Call (023) 9278 0500 for more details.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 3pm-4.45pm. Discoverers’ Club. For ages four to 12. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9.30am-12.30pm. Lee Residents Community Table Top and Craft Sale. Admission free. Tea/coffee/biscuits 50p. Call (023) 9255 1706 for more information.

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: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Creating Untitled: Silver Awards. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Bi-annual Open Art Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street, PO9 1EH. 10am-3.30pm. Silent Voices. Life in a Palestinian village under occupation, seen through the eyes of children.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Portsmouth Music Experience Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS
GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm- 10.30pm. Mike Lovell’s 6 in A Bar. Members £8, Guests £10. Booking advisable. Call (023) 9269 3988 or visit gosportjazz.hampshire.org.uk for more information. 
STAGE
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, PO16 7DB. 7.30pm. Anything Goes.

A musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Call 01329 231 942 for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Travels with my Aunt. A play by Graham Greene, adapted by Giles Havergal. Call (023) 9247 2700 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 10am & 1pm. Peppa Pig’s Surprise. It’s a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have got a surprise for Peppa and George – they can’t guess what it is, can you? With fun, games and surprises. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more information.

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 Garden 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.

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. If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit and healthy, go along to Dancin’ Fit to make 2016 your year. £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
CHICHESTER: Chichester Library, Tower Street, PO19 1QJ. 7.30pm. A Celebration of Poetry. Guest poet David Pollard will present a multi-media programme of images and words. There will be an open mic session where local poets can share their latest poems on any subject and in any style. Tickets £5, includes a glass of wine. Available from the library, call 01243 777 351.

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.

FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10.30am-11.30am. New age kurling. A fun and competitive game, which can be played by all. £3. Just turn up. Call (023) 9278 0500 for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, PO2 7BL. 7.15pm-10pm. Healer training evening clinic. An ideal way to start your interest or to continue development in psychic and spiritual healing. No obligation, just turn up. £6. Call Tony on 07989 534673 and he will advise you on when to turn up.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfred’s Church, George Street. 12pm. Charity lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted House, Stansted Park, PO9 6DX. 7.30pm. Music evening. Two Victorian savoy curtain-raiser operettas: Captain Billy and Mr Jericho. Full concert performances in costume. Tickets £10, friends of Stansted £8. Call (023)9241 2265 for more information.

Includes interval refreshments

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.
EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Creating Untitled: Silver Awards. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Bi-annual Open Art Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street, PO9 1EH. 10am-3.30pm. Silent Voices. Life in a Palestinian village under occupation, seen through the eyes of children.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Portsmouth Music Experience Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm. Play @ The RMA. Hosted by Nick Courtney. 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
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, PO16 7DB. 7.30pm. Anything Goes.

A musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Call 01329 231 942 for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Travels with my Aunt. A play by Graham Greene, adapted by Giles Havergal. Call (023) 9247 2700 for more information.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Hall Theatre, Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 8pm. Murder on Cue. By Lee Players Amateur Theatre Group. A murder mystery comedy by Robin Jennifer Miller. Tickets £8. Call 01329 662 128 to book, or visit the community centre.

WALKS & TALKS
FAREHAM: United Reform Church, Osborne Road South. 7.30pm. Pilotage in the Port of Southampton. Bill Hargreaves, Port of Southampton pilot. Fareham Society meeting. Admission £2.

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 & Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762.

WATERLOOVILLE: Anders Hall, off Milton Road, PO7 6AW. 7.30pm. HMS Belfast – Doug Hotchkiss G4BEQ. Horndean & District Amateur Radio Club. Visitors always welcome. Visit hdarc.co.uk.
WORKSHOPS

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 3.30pm-4.30pm. Krafty Kids! – Easter Rabbits. Get ready for Easter by decorating a polystyrene rabbit with coloured tissue, make an easter card and make a hanging rabbit. 50p per child, for ages five to 10. Free, but places are limited. Carers must remain in the library. Call 023 9252 4608.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. Every Thursday morning. Monkey Music. Educational pre-school music sessions. Music is introduced to children in a way they can enjoy and understand it. Book your free session by calling (023) 9400 0226.

PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 7pm-9pm. Mini bunting cards. £15. Call (023) 9282 2026 or visit makersmerchant.com.