What’s on from Friday, March 18 – Thursday, March 24, 2016

Theres a guitar workshop at Bethel Evangelical Church on Monday
Theres a guitar workshop at Bethel Evangelical Church on Monday
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today

DANCING
PORTSMOUTH: PORTSMOUTH, Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm- 4pm. Tea dance. Ballroom and sequence. Admission £3, payable on the door. Lunches available in the cafe from 12pm. Call Brenda on (023) 9242 5331.
EVENTS
FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 11.15am-12.30pm. Table tennis.

FAREHAM: Portchester Commnunity Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 7.15pm-10pm. Charity Quiz Night. £5 a player, includes supper. Pre-book team, maximum six per team.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Exhibition. With work from Diane Ings, Sue Dixon and Anne Cops. Diane and Sue paint abstracts in acrylics and Anne creates collages using various materials. Call (023) 9238 7284.

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 years), 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.

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. 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
FAREHAM: Boarhunt Blues Club, Trampers Lane, PO17 6DD. 9pm. Robin Bibi Band. Tickets £12.50, all welcome. Call 07445 861519.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Spike’s Leg-Endary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. Call (023) 9282 0896.
MARKETS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9am-12pm. Stubbington Country Market. 
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.

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 or visit the community centre.

WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 10am-11am. Hot Topic! Music Before the Fab Four! With guest speaker is Geoff Piper, who will talk about music before the Fab Four. A nostalgic look at the US and UK pop scene, the music that inspired The Beatles. Tea/coffee 20p. Free, no need to book. Call 023 9252 4608.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre. 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

COFFEE

HAYLING ISLAND: Small hall, United Reformed Church, Hollow Lane, PO11 9EY. 9.30am. Coffee morning. Hayling Island Support Group for The Rowans Hospice.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Borrow Centre, Padnell Road, PO8 8DB. 10am-12pm. Coffee morning. To raise funds for The Royal British Legion (Women’s Section). With a cake stall, tombola, bring and buy, a raffle and more.

CONCERTS
HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, The Pallant, PO9 1EH. 7pm. An evening of song. With the Solent Male Voice Choir and featuring Canon Tom Kennar and Bosmere Junior School Choir. Tickets are £5 on the door, children go free. Refrehsments will be served in the interval. Supporting the Mayor of Havant’s charity.

WARSASH: St Mary’s Church, Church Road, S031 9GF. 7.30pm. The Magic of Muscials. A concert presented by Mike Ford, the Mayor of Fareham. Featuring Maria-Brigid Ryan and Chris Milburn.Tickets are £6 from 01489 574501. All proceeds will go to the Mayor’s charities.
DANCING
FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, PO17 5AL. 7.30pm-10.30pm. 50/50 Ballroom, latin and sequence dancing. Admission £4. No bar, but you can take your own drinks. Interval for refreshments. Ample car parking. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk for more information.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 7pm-11.45pm. Free style jive to live band Johnny Fox and the Invaders and DJ Wolfie. Visit southcoastrocknroll.co.uk.
EVENTS
COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street, PO6 3AP. 1030am-4pm. Mind-Body-Soul Fair. Stalls, readers and therapists. Call Debbie on 07745 821681 for more information.

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church, Hawthorn Crescent. 11am-2pm. Table top sale. Refreshments with bacon rolls and homemade soup. A variety of tables and homemade cakes. Admission 40p. Call (023) 9237 9278.

DENMEAD: All Saints’ Church, Hambledon Road. 10am-12pm. Table top sale. For the Flower Fund. Admission 20p, refreshments 50p. Stalls with bric-a-brac, books, jewellery, jigsaws, hand-made cards, and hand-knitted items.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 10am-11am. Celebrating Shakespeare. Richard Cuddington is the author of the Easy Reading Shakespeare books. The three volumes present the works of Shakespeare (all 39 plays) in an easy to read and entertaining verse format. A helpful and fun way to introduce Shakespeare to children and adults alike. Listen to the stories and then make your own Shakespeare pencil top. Suitable for adults and children aged 10 and over. Free, book a place by calling (023) 9252 3463.

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. 12pm-3.30pm. Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details. Call to check weekend opening.

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. See ‘Today’ for full details.

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

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Mary Jane. Celtic rock band. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Stone Free. 70’s rock band.
STAGE
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, PO16 7DB. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Anything Goes. A musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Call 01329 231 942.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Travels with my Aunt. A play by Graham Greene, adapted by Giles Havergal. Call (023) 9247 2700.

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

EMSWORTH: Brookfield Hotel, Havant Road. 2pm. Elgar’s symphonic study Falstaff. An llustrated talk by Terry Barfoot, lecturer, writer and director of Arts in Residence. Organised by The Elgar Society Southern Branch. Admission free. Visitors welcome. Call 01590 626516 or visit elgar.org.

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. 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, PO1 3BF. 2pm-4pm. Drawing workshop. Free family drop-in drawing workshop delivered by artist Immy Smith. Visit aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 10.30am-12pm. Hand tied bouquets. £30 per individual session or £80 for three. Call (023) 9282 2026 or visit makersmerchant.com.

sunday

CONCERTS
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. 6pm. Music for the Season. MGC Choir. Featuring well-known classics from Handel to Jenkins and Brahms to Stopford. Admission free, retiring collection.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7pm. Final Gala Concert. Part of Portsmouth Music Festival – a competitive festival. Tickets range between £5 and £12. Call (023) 9282 8282 to book. Visit portsmouthmusicfestival.co.uk.
EVENTS
FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 11.30pm, 2pm & 3pm. Gun firings. Experience a live black-powder firing of a historic artillery piece: 13-inch land service mortar/North Mortar Battery. Free. Everyone welcome.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 10.30am-12.30pm. Sunday morning worship. With creche available. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

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

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Craswell Street. 9.30am. Palm procession. Walk through the streets with a brass band and sing as you remember the journey Jesus made to Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday. Followed by a Paris Mass at St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details. Call to check weekend opening.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Creating Untitled: Silver Awards. 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: The Square Tower, Broad Street, PO1 2JE. 11am-4pm. An Easter parade of fine art. Free. Dogs are welcome. Visit craftsinthetower.co.uk for more information. 
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 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. 4pm. Father Jack. St Patrick’s Day party.

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 including tea and biscuits.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 6.30pm-7.30pm. 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.
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 or 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 email 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 are welcome. £2.50 per session. Tea cakes provided. Call Carole on (023) 9261 5916 or The Borrow Centre on (023) 9226 6423 for more information.

PETERSFIELD: The JCPF Phoenix Centre Healing Clinic, Winton House, High Street, GU32 3JL. 10.30am-12.30pm. Spiritual Healing Clinic. No appointment

necessary. Free, donations are gratefully received. Call 07756 852918 or e-mail popinclinic@jcpf.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Mass and reflection for Holy Week.

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
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Exhibition. 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. 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 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, Memorial where the buses terminate. 1pm. Short Canoe Lake walk. Slow short walk of 30 minutes. 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, PO9 5BD. 7pm-8.30pm. Guitar workshop. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

Tuesday

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.

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.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2 including tea and biscuits.
EVENTS
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Kill or Cure – just how bad was Tudor Medicine? Trevor Sapey from the Mary Rose Trust talks about the gory and outlandish practices of Tudor medicine, with reference to the bones of the men found on the Mary Rose itself. £3, call (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: Saint Faiths 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 email angela.nigel.peake@gmail.com for more information.

HAVANT: Staunton Park Genealogy Group, Lower Ground Floor, St Francis Church, Riders Lane, Leigh Park, PO9 4QT. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Group meeting. New members welcome. For more information visit thestauntoninfo.org.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BD. 10am-11.30am. Parent and toddler drop-in. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Hub, Tysley Road, Somerstown. 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.

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

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfred’s Church, George Street. 7.30pm. Mass and reflection for Holy Week.

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
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

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. See ‘Today’ for full details.

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. Rock ‘n’ Roll Jukebox Jam Session. Hosted by Robin Quigly. All welcome . Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.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.

wednesday

CLASSES

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, 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 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. 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: Cowplain Social Club, PO8 8EN. 7.30pm-10pm. Ballroom, latin and sequence dancing. £2 for social club members, non-members can be signed in on the door. Bar available. All standards welcomed. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk for more information.
EVENTS
COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm. Easter baskets. 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.

DENMEAD: Memorial Hall, Hambledon Road. 7.30pm-10pm. Beetle Drive. Organised by the Denmead Support Group, who fundraise to support the Rowans Hospice. Entertainment in the village. 20 games with an interval for tea/coffee and biscuits. There will be prizes to win, a raffle to play and new people to meet. Call (023) 9225 6645 or (023) 9225 4729.

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 2pm-4pm. Whist (cards). 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, PO9 5BD. 3pm-4.45pm. Discoverer’s Club. For ages four to 12. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton road. 12pm. Mass and charity lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.

PORTSMOUTH: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 51 Paddington Road, North End, PO2 0DU. 7pm. Jehovah’s Witnesses event. The anniversary of Jesus’ death falls on this day. Jehovah’s Witnesses invite you to meet with them to observe the memorial that Jesus instituted. You will hear an explanation of how his death can benefit you and your family. Free.

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
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

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.

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

WALKS & TALKS
HAVANT: Drama Studio, Warblington School, Southleigh Road, PO9 2RR. 7.30pm. Our ancient woodlands. A talk by Hugh Milner. Presented by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Call (023) 9225 8457.

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.

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: Buckland Community

Centre, Malins Road, PO2 7BL. 7.15pm-10pm. Healer training workshop. For anyone who is interested in learning to qualify as a nationally registered psychic and spiritual healer. Companion Class

to the Healer Training Evening Clinic. £6. Visit jpcf.co.uk for more information.

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
DRAYTON: The Drayton Centre, Havant Road, PO6 1PA. 1.45pm-4.15pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom, latin and sequence. Admission £3.50, includes tea and biscuits. New people welcome. Call 07989 124089 or e-mail pp.danceclub@yahoo.co.uk for more information.

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.

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.

FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship club. A different activity each week – bingo, quizzes, speakers, seated exercises or singing. £3. Just turn up. Call (023) 9278 0500 for more details.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BD. 7pm-8.30pm. Good Thursday evening service. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

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
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

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.

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
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Cats. A musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and TS Eliot
Call (023) 9282 8282.

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 & Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762 for information.
WORKSHOPS
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. Includes sensory experience for babies and language and counting for toddlers. Book your free session by calling (023) 9400 0226 or emailing chichester.petersfield@monkeymusic.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 7pm-9pm. Introduction to crochet. £30 per individual session or £80 for three. Call (023) 9282 2026 or visit makersmerchant.com.