What’s on from Friday, March 25 – Thursday, March 31, 2016

There's deadly critters at The Blue Reef Aquarium, Southsea
There's deadly critters at The Blue Reef Aquarium, Southsea
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today

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

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 10am-4pm. Easter puzzle trail. Can you find all the egg shaped clues in the museum galleries and discover what word they spell? Pick up a trail sheet at the front desk and take part in this self-guided activity. Free with a valid ticket. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk.

CHICHESTER: Lavant House Stables, Lavant, PO18 9AH. 10am-1pm. Open morning. Free. Pony rides, tractor rides, face painting, picnic and play area, meet the ponies. Call 01243 530 460.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 12pm. A service for Good Friday.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-4pm. Venom, Poison and Stingers. This event, which runs untill April 10, showcases a selection of the aquatic world’s deadliest critters including lionfish, stingrays, and fire bellied toads. The aquarium will be running ‘Predators’ tours throughout the holidays, younger visitors will be able to take part in arts and crafts workshops where they can create their own paper plate pufferfish, funky jellyfish hats and awesome anemones. Visit bluereefaquarium.co.uk/portsmouth.
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. 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). Visit pallant.org.uk.orth Community Centre, North Street, PO10 7DD. 10am-5pm. Spring Art Exhibition. By Emsworth Art Group. Paintings also available for sale. Admission free.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Bi-annual Open Art Exhibition. Displaying the best submissions from Hampshire’s artists. Call (023) 9250 3280.

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. Free admission. Call (023) 9387 0200.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Rifle Club, 205 Goldsmith Avenue, PO4 0AW. 8pm. Reactor 1. Visit reactor1.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Power of Three. Electric Blues Band.
MARKETS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9am-12pm. Stubbington Country Market. 
STAGE
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Cats. A musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and TS Eliot
Call (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS
FARLINGTON: Meet in second car park at Farlington Marshes. 10.30am. Farlington Marshes walk. Sturdy shoes for this walk across farmland and exposed open footpaths around the marshes. Call (023) 9268 8390.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, 19 College Road, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Easter crafts. Make Easter chicks or bunny ears, take part in an Easter hunt much more. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk.

tomorrow

CONCERTS
FAREHAM: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road, PO14 2AS. 7pm. Charity concert. HMS Collingwood Band. £8, £5. Call 01329 332 553. 
DANCING
CHICHESTER: Mundham Village Hall. 8pm. Dance. Tumblin’ Dice. £5.

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, PO3 5XT. 7.30pm 10.30pm. 50/50 Ballroom, latin and sequence dancing. No bar, take your own drinks. Refreshments will be served in the interval. Ample parking. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.
EVENTS
GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 10am-4pm. Easter puzzle trail. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: The Royal Naval Association Club, 66 Fareham Road, PO13 0AG. 7pm. Night of entertainment. To raise funds for the Muscle Research Clinic (Muscular Dystrophy), Southampton General Hospital and Gosport Sea Cadets. Tickets £5, available from the Gosport Sea Cadet Unit or the Gosport RNA Club bar.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road. 2pm. Hayling Island Horticultural Society flower show. £1, children free. Daffodils, spring flowers, pot plants, vegetables, floral art, photography, cookery, tombola and more.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, St Wilfred’s Church, George Street and St Faith’s Church, Craswell Street. 8.30pm. The Vigil and first Mass of Easter.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-4pm. Venom, Poison and Stingers. See ‘Today’ for full details.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. 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-2pm. The Portsmouth Music Experience Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.
GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Heartbreaker. Led Zep/rock covers band.

WATERLOOVILLE: Cowplain Social Club. 8pm. The Reejacks, John Lory, Arnold Gutbucket. Tickets only.
STAGE

HAVANT: The Spring, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 11.30am & 2pm. Flyaway Katie. Based on the children’s book by Polly Dunbar and performed by Long Nosed Puppets. A show about the power of imagination. For children aged two to seven and their family and friends. Visit thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2.30 & 7.30pm. Cats. A musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and TS Eliott. Call (023) 9282 8282.

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. Call (023) 9268 8390.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 1pm-5pm. Amigurumi. £30. Must have a basic grasp of crochet. Call (023) 9282 2026.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, 19 College Road, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Easter crafts. See ‘Today’ for full details.

easter day

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.

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 10am-4pm. Easter puzzle trail. See ‘Today’ for full details.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BD. 9am-10am. Resurrection day breakfast. Call (023) 9217 6400.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BD. 10.30am-12.30pm. Resurrection day celebration. Call (023) 9217 6400.

PORT SOLENT: Port Solent, The Boardwalk, PO6 4TP. 11am-2.30pm. Easter egg hunt. Free. with special characters and treats. Free, drop-in. Visit portsolent.com.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 8am. Book of Common Prayer Communion service.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-4pm. Venom, Poison and Stingers. See ‘Today’ for full details.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Creating Untitled: Silver Awards. See ‘Today’ for full details.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, PO10 7DD. 10am-5pm. Spring Art Exhibition. By Emsworth Art Group. Paintings also available for sale. Admission free. 
GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. 8.30pm. Alley Cats. Open-mic night.
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. Call (023) 9268 8390.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, 19 College Road, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Easter crafts. 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.

DANCING

HAVANT: The Pallant Centre, The Pallant, PO9 1BE. 3.30pm. Tea dance. Tickets £7, includes afternoon tea. Call (023) 9249 2129.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 6.30pm-7.30pm. £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 (023) 9268 8705.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Craft Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call (023) 9268 8705.

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road, PO8 8DB. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Crafty Needles Knit and Natter Group. All welcome. £2.50. Call (023) 9261 5916.

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 10am-4pm. Easter puzzle trail. See ‘Today’ for full details.

HAVANT: St Josephs RC Church Grounds, 134 West Street, P09 1LP. 9am-2pm. Car boot sale. Cars £6, vans £8.

HORNDEAN: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill, PO8 0QE. 10am-3.30pm. Butser Egg Roll. Roll your decorated egg down Butser Hill as part of this traditional family event. It’s £1.50 per egg (bought from the Visitor Centre). Call (023) 9259 5040.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted House, Stansted Park, PO9 6DX. 1pm-5pm. House opening. For Mother’s Day – free entry to all mothers.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 2pm-4pm. Relax with Colouring. For adults. Drop-in, all materials are provided.

SOUTHSEA: St Lukes, 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.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-4pm. Venom, Poison and Stingers. See ‘Today’ for full details.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, PO10 7DD. 10am-5pm. Spring Art Exhibition. By Emsworth Art Group. Paintings also available for sale. Admission free.

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

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to pier walk. See ‘Today’ for full details.
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 7pm-8.30pm. Guitar workshop. Call (023) 9217 6400.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, 19 College Road, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Easter crafts. See ‘Today’ for full details.

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.

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
FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 1pm-3pm. Variety club. Every Tuesday.

FARLINGTON: St Andrew’s Church Hall. 7.30pm. Annual meeting and American Supper. Portsdown History Group. Call (023) 9237 1577.

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 (023) 9222 1531 or visit smvc.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 10am-4pm. Easter puzzle trail. See ‘Today’ for full details.

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. Call 01243 372718.

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 (023) 9268 8705.

PORT SOLENT: Port Solent, The Boardwalk, PO6 4TP. 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm. Silly Scott magic shows. Free, drop-in. Visit portsolent.com.

PORT SOLENT: Port Solent, The Boardwalk, PO6 4TP. 11am-4pm. The Creation Station. Create Easter art, drop-in, free.

PORTSMOUTH: The Hub, Tysley Road, Somerstown. 10am-12pm. Pompey Kurlers. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. Call (023) 9268 8705.

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 (023) 9268 8705.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-4pm. Venom, Poison and Stingers. See ‘Today’ for full details.
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
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.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, 19 College Road, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Easter crafts. Make Easter chicks or bunny ears, take part in an Easter hunt much more. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk.

wednesday

BOOKS
PORTSMOUTH: Blackwell’s, University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Road, PO1 2EF. 2pm-3pm. Book Launch: Maritime Portsmouth by Paul Brown. This book, in its new and fully revised edition, focuses on the history and present status of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard as well as the magnificent ships Victory, Warrior and Mary Rose that have been preserved and are now on display. Drawing on original research and illustrated by a host of colourful photographs, Paul Brown has created a concise and helpful guide to the key maritime attractions in Portsmouth and Gosport. Free. Refreshments will be available. Limited seating so do contact the shop to register your interest and reserve a seat in advance. Call (023) 9283 2813 or visit bookshop.blackwell.co.uk/stores/blackwell-bookshop/events.
CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: St Luke’s Church Hall, PO5 2PL. 7.30pm-9pm. Martial arts. Kung fu. First lesson is free. Call 07813 006569.
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.
STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 7pm-8pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.
EVENTS
COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm. An evening of music. 55 Social Club meeting. New members welcome.

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.

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 10am-4pm. Easter puzzle trail. See ‘Today’ for full details.

HAVANT: United Reformed Church Hall, North Street. 7.30pm. Container planting. Presentation by Tim Woodland. Tim will take special bulbs to sell.

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 (023) 9268 8705.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-4pm. Venom, Poison and Stingers. See ‘Today’ for full details.
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.

GIGS
GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm- 10.30pm. Blue River Jazz Band and vocalists Sweet Silver (Holland). Members £8, Guests £10. Booking advisable. Call (023) 9269 3988 or visit gosportjazz.hampshire.org.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS
COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm. Cosham Community Association annual general meeting. All members of the association are welcome.

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. Call (023) 9268 8390.

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. Call (023) 9268 8390.

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. Call (023) 9268 8390.
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. £3 per child. Drop-in.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, 19 College Road, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Easter crafts. See ‘Today’ for full details.

thursday

DANCING
GOSPORT: Alverbank Hotel, Alverstoke. 8pm-11pm. Salsa Class. Beginners’ and improvers’ lessons. £6. Call 07979 800299.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299.

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.
EVENTS
COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. A fresh homemade lunch and dessert, followed by entertainment afterwards. Admission £3.95. Call (023) 9261 7890.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road, PO6 3EB. 2pm-4pm. Relax with Colouring. For adults. Beat stress and aid relaxation. Drop-in. Call (023) 9268 8259.

FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10.30am-11.30am. New age kurling. Played by all. £3. Call (023) 9278 0500.FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship club. £3. Just turn up. Call (023) 9278 0500.

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 10am-4pm. Easter puzzle trail. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORT SOLENT: Port Solent, The Boardwalk, PO6 4TP. 11am-4pm. Kids club. With lots of furry animals from Kidsrome petting farm, plus ride a tractor. Free, drop-in. Visit portsolent.com.

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 (023) 9268 8705.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-4pm. Venom, Poison and Stingers. See ‘Today’ for full details.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-4pm. Visit from the bug man. Enjoy hands-on encounters with a selection of creepy crawlies like tarantulas, scorpions and giant centipedes. Call (023) 9287 5222 or visit bluereefaquarium.co.uk/portsmouth 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.
MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Baptist Church Hall, North Street, PO10 7BY. 10am-11.30pm. Emsworth Country Market.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. The Wreck of the Titanic. Author Rupert Matthews presents answers to all those unsolved mysteries and misconceptions about the greatest shipwreck of all time. Tickets £3. Call (023) 9252 3463.

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
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 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, 19 College Road, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Easter crafts. Make Easter chicks or bunny ears, take part in an Easter hunt much more. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk.