What’s on from Friday, May 13 – Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Today

DANCING
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, PO2 7BL. 1.30pm-4pm. Ballroom/sequence dancing. Admission £3. Includes bar facility. Lunches available from 12pm. Call Brenda on (023) 9242 5331 or the community centre on (023) 9269 2914.

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

FRATTON: The Markers’ Merchant, Cornwall Road. 10.30am-12pm. Coffee morning. For parents and those aged over 50. Call (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church, Hollow Lane, Mengham. 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir evening. In aid of Childreach International. Admission £5, includes refreshments. Tickets are available in advance or on the door. Call (023) 9246 7519.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk, PO1 2DD. 7.30pm.

Greg Foot presents – Caution: Safety Goggles Required. Ever wondered why your fingers go wrinkly in the bath? What explosions in space look like? Or why beans make you fart? Greg Foot will present a show of curious questions and explosive answers. Visit newtheatreroyal.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, College Road, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. Museums at Night. Be the first to see the new Boathouse 4 at night. Take part in a lots of activities and then sleepover inside Action Stations. The event includes Laser Quest games, use of the climbing walls, simulators and interactives and a bed time film. A cereal breakfast is also provided to get you started in the morning.

For ages five to 13, children must be accompained by an adult. One accompanying adult goes free. Call (023) 9289 3338.

EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Belinda and Nandhra. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284.

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.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Spike’s Leg-endary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road. Trevor John Band. Pop/rock covers.
MARKETS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9am-12pm. Stubbington Country Market. With cakes, savouries, dairy and gluten free products, crafts, flowers, fruit and vegetables. Everything is home baked, hand crafted, or home grown. Free parking.
TOURS

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 6.30pm & 8pm. Museums at Night: Mighty Mortars. An opportunity for visitors to explore Fort Nelson and experience the noise and power of the big guns after hours. Visitors will be able to discover what Victorian garrison life would have been like on a tour of the Fort’s barracks room and kitchen and sample typical food and drink from that period of time. A costumed guide will escort visitors through the underground tunnel to the North Mortar Battery, where a uniformed detachment from Portsdown Artillery Volunteers will demonstrate a gun-drill and live fire the 13-inch mortar. Tickets are £15, £10 for children aged three to 15. Call 01329 233 734 or visit royalarmouries.org.

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. Call (023) 9268 8390.

Tomorrow

DANCING
EMSWORTH: Emsworth Community Hall, North Street, PO10 7DD. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ballroom dancing. £6, includes tea and biscuits. Call 07887 744419 or 07950 730274 for more information.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road, 7pm-11.45pm. Free style jive. To live band Dillicats and DJ Wolfie. Visit southcoastrocknroll.co.uk.

EVENTS
COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm. Skittles. 55 Social Club meeting. New members welcome.

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. 2pm-4pm. Build@Church. A free activity for families. Hear stories from the Bible, 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, e-mail julie_minter@hotmail.com or call (023) 9275 4130.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Methodist Church. 10am-12pm. Plant and book sale. On behalf of Amnesty International.

FAREHAM: The Old Vicarage, Church Street, Titchfield. 1pm-4pm. St Peter’s Church Fete. Adults £1, children 50p.

A traditional village fete in the grounds of the old vicarage with lots of stalls, games, entertainment and refreshments. Plus, a fancy dress competition for under 7 years and a grand draw. To be opened by the Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Connie Hockley.

HAVANT: Park Community School, Middle Park Way, Leigh Park. 1pm. Leigh Park Amateur Boxing Club boxing show.

Doors open at 12pm, boxing will start at about 1pm. Local boxers will be competing. Adults £10, children £5. Call 07900 963596 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Copnor Methodist Church, Copnor Road. 1.30pm-5.30pm. Copnor Crafters. Any adult is welcome to attend. Bring your own craft and £4 to cover costs, including refreshments.

SOUTHSEA: Emanuel Baptist Church, 109 Victoria Road North. 6pm. Quiz and chips night. Quiz night with fish and chip supper. Individuals and teams welcome. Tickets are £8 per person, includes the fish and chips - in advance or on the door. Free parking in public car park.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PB. The UK Wild Otter Trust will be on site and will be able to provide expert information on UK otter conservation. As part of the event local wildlife lover Daphne Neville will also be bringing along her tame otter for visitors to meet.

WINCHESTER: Marwell Zoo, Thompson’s Lean, Colden Common, SO21 1JY. Zoooom in the Zoo. Marwell Zoo are calling all children aged up to 11 to walk, trot or canter in their Zebra Zoom fundraising event. Children are encouraged to wear their zaniest stripes on the day as they take part in some zebra fun, with a host of activities and prizes up for grabs for the best dressed trotters and top fundraisers. Registration is at £7 per child with only a limited number of the 250 spaces available in the zooming herd. All funds raised from the Zebra Zoom will help support the conservation work carried out by Marwell Wildlife. Visit marwell.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Belinda and Nandhra. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information. Weekend opening is according to the availability of volunteers.

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.

HAVANT AND WATERLOOVILLE: Various locations. 10am-5pm. May Day Arts Trail. Visit open studios and see paintings, jewellery, ceramics, prints, textiles and more, and meet and chat with the makers. Free. Visit maydaysartstrail.co.uk for details of the studio’s locations.

GARDENS

DRAYTON: Drayton United Church. 10.30am. Plant sale and coffee morning. Bedding and perennial flowers, vegetables, herbs, trees and stubs will be on sale at reasonable prices. Plus expert advice from Steve Rees and children’s activities.

HAYLING ISLAND: 54 West Lane, PO11 0JL. 1pm-5pm. Open garden for the British Red Cross. £3. Refeshments, cakes and plants for sale. Call (023) 9246 2875 for more information.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Until late. Non-stop rock of the 70s/80s. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road. P2/Blackout. Police covers band. 
MARKETS

FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, PO16 8ST. 10.30am-2pm. Art, craft and gift market. By Fromthe Craftbox. 
STAGE
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.45pm. The Game’s Afoot. A whodunnit comedy by Ken Ludwig. Call (023) 9246 6363.

WALKS & TALKS
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection hall, Brecon Avenue, PO6 2AP. 2pm-4pm. Care and Fellowship group. Mary Tunwell will give a talk on the history of dolls and porcelain doll making. Admission £1, includes tea, biscuits and a raffle ticket. Call (023) 9242 1849.

HILSEA: Meet at the Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido. 10.30am. Walk. Along the foreshore footpath to the Mountbatten Centre and back. Flat and paved route. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Royal Naval & Royal Albert Yacht Club, 17 Pembroke Road, PO1 2NT. 2pm. The Battle of Jutland – by Nick Hewitt. Call (023) 9283 1461.

sunday

EVENTS
EASTNEY: Miniature Railway Track, Bransbury Park. 2pm-5pm. Public passenger running. Both steam and/or electric locomotives. Weather permitting. 50p per person for two circuits of track.

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

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PB. The UK Wild Otter Trust will be on site and will be able to provide expert information on UK otter conservation. As part of the event local wildlife lover Daphne Neville will also be bringing along her tame otter for visitors to meet.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Belinda and Nandhra. Call (023) 9238 7284. Weekend opening is according to the availability of volunteers.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. 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.

HAVANT AND WATERLOOVILLE: Various locations. 10am-5pm. May Day Arts Trail. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, Broad Street, PO1 2JE. 11am-4pm. Crafts in the Tower. A monthly exhibition of original artwork by selected local artists and makers. Painting, printmaking, ceramics, gilding, sculpture, glasswork, woodturning, textiles and jewellery.

Admission free. The vintage tea room will be serving home made cakes and beverages.

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. 
STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. License to Thrill. Presented by The Rotary Club of Whiteley. With the music of James Bond, the London Movie Ocrchestra and West End singers. In support of Southampton University Centre for Cancer Immunology. Tickets £18.50. Call 01329 231942 or visit fernehamhall.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.45pm. The Game’s Afoot. A whodunnit comedy by Ken Ludwig. Call (023) 9246 6363.
TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Highland Road Cemetery, Highland Road. 2pm. Tour and information day. £3 per person. Chapel opens 12pm-4pm, displaying 1000+ stories of those interred, entrance to the chapel is free. All profits to Friends of Highland Road Cemetery. Call (023) 9266 8657.

WALKS & TALKS
HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Light Railway Station. 10.30am. Wag Walk. Annual sponsored dog walking event to raise money for The Stubbington Ark animal shelter. 1.4 m walk along the beach. Refreshments will be provided. Everybody is welcome to join in – with or without a dog. For further information and sponsorship forms please contact either Barbara on (023) 9235 8158, or Sandra on (023) 9246 1876.

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.


monday

CONCERTS
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, Brecon Avenue, PO6 2AP. 8.30pm. Solent City Chorus concert. Mens acappella chorus, singing classics such as Nightingale in Berkley Square, Boardwalk and Amarillo, all for free. Looking for new members. Drop in and see what it’s about. Visit singinportsmouth.org.uk or call Frank on 07796 136487 or Ian on 07709 617348.

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

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 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

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

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.
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. Belinda and Nandhra. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre,

Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Gosport’s Hidden High Street. See ‘Today’ for full details.
STAGE
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.45pm. The Game’s Afoot. A whodunnit comedy by Ken Ludwig. Call (023) 9246 6363.

WALKS & TALKS
FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly. New walkers to arrive early to register. 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. 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. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 6.30pm. Evening walk. Along the promenade to Eastney and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

Tuesday

COFFEE

GOSPORT: White Hart, 195 Stoke Road, PO12 2JE. 10am-12pm. Coffee and cake.Drop in for a Coffee and enjoy quality time with friends whilst raising funds for The Rowans Hospice. Admission £2.50, includes cake. Organised by the Gosport

Support Group. Check the pub menu as you might want to have lunch afterwards. Call (023) 9258 9410.

DANCING
BEDHAMPTON: Bedhampton Social Hall Centre, 21 Bedhampton Road, PO9 3ES. 7.45pm-10.15pm. Solent Country Dance Club. All welcome. Call (023) 9248 0654 or visit bedhamptonsocialhampshire.org.uk.
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.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission is £2, includes tea and biscuits.

EVENTS

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

FRATTON: Community Room, Tesco Extra, Pompey Centre. 10am-12pm. Shop and Natter Group. Ask about the group at customer services. Call (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

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: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 10am-11.30am. Parents and toddler’s group. Call (023) 9217 6400.
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 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.

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 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

PETERSFIELD: The Townhouse, 28 High Street, GU32 3JL. 7.15pm. Petersfield Write Angle Poetry & Music. Tolu Agbelusi & open-mic. Admission £5. Nigerian born London based poet, Tolu Agbelusi is a also a writer and facilitator with story-telling skills. She addresses difficult themes with a subtle empathy that makes audiences identify with the characters in her poems. Open-mic ic for those of you who want to perform your own poetry and music as well as a raffle for free meals at a local restaurant. Visit petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Railman’s Social Club, Selbourne Terrace. 7.30pm. Stuart Egbeare, Railway Video Show. Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society meeting. Admission is by a donation of £2, which is used to fund the Watercress Line. For more information contact Dave Meyer (programme secretary), on (023) 9267 1251.

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 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Fat Fox, Albert Road. Open-mic poetry night. Free entry. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Belinda and Nandhra. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284.

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.

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.

SOUTHWICK: The Golden Lion, High Street, PO17 6EB.8.15pm-11pm. The Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. Call (023) 9221 0437.
STAGE
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.45pm. The Game’s Afoot. A whodunnit comedy by Ken Ludwig. Call (023) 9246 6363.

WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Lee Historic Waterfront. Lee-on-the-Solent resident Ray Harding will talk about various aspects of Lee’s historic waterfront, including local history and events that have happened on land, sea and in the air. Tickets are £4. Call (023) 9252 3463.

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. Call (023) 9268 8390.

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. 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

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
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 3pm-4.30pm. Discoverer’s Club. For ages four to 12. Call (023) 9217 6400.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Lee. 9am-12.30pm. Lee Residents Community Table Top and Craft Sale. Admission free. Tea/coffee and biscuits 50p.

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 (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

WATERLOOVILLE: South Downs College, College Road, PO7 8AA. 12pm. Three course meal. Tickets cost £15.75 and are available along with a copy of the menu from the Information Centre, Drayton. Proceeds are in aid of the charitable work of the Drayton and Farlington Action Group. Call (023) 9238 0000.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Belinda and Nandhra. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284.

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.
STAGE
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.45pm. The Game’s Afoot. A whodunnit comedy by Ken Ludwig. Call (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHSEA: Players’ Studio Theatre, The Barn, Milton Park, PO4 8PR. 7.30pm. Showtune. By the Portsmouth Players. A musical revue celebrating the words and music of Jerry Herman. Call 0333 666 3366.
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. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Portland Building, Portland Street, PO1 3AH. 6pm-7pm. Trespass Who Dares: Adventures in Crime Fiction. A public lecture by Graham Hurley, author. You’re happily embarked on a career writing fat international thrillers. Then one day your publisher decides to change tack. You know nothing about crime fiction but the challenge couldn’t be clearer. So where do you start? And where might it lead? Admission is free, reserve your place at grahamhurley.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. 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. 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

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.

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.

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. C-hat and tea club. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. Call (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Belinda and Nandhra. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. 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.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm-12am. On Stage @ The RMA. Open-mic night. All welcome – solo’s, duo’s and bands. Bands book in advance. Full PA supplied plus video streaming. Call (023) 9282 0896.
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
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.45pm. The Game’s Afoot. A whodunnit comedy by Ken Ludwig. Call (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHSEA: Players’ Studio Theatre, The Barn, Milton Park, PO4 8PR. 7.30pm. Showtune. By the Portsmouth Players. A musical revue celebrating the words and music of Jerry Herman. Call 0333 666 3366.
TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 1pm & 2.30pm. Theatre tours. Discover the history of The Old Beneficial School on a theatre tour. Explore the truth surrounding Charles Dickens’s birth and learn about former pupil Sir Henry Ayers. Costumed actors will take you through the sights and sounds of this Georgian school. £5 per person. Call (023) 9273 7370.

WALKS & TALKS
FAREHAM: United Reform Church, Osborne Road South. 7.30pm. 40th annual general meeting. Followed by a talk from Councillor Sean Woodward about his work as Leader of Fareham Borough Council and Chairman of PUSH. 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. Call (023) 9268 8390.
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. Call (023) 9284 1762.

WATERLOOVILLE: Anders Hall, off Milton Road, PO7 6AW. 7.30pm. EMC – Dave Williams G8PUO. Horndean & District Amateur Radio Club. Visitors always welcome. Visit hdarc.co.uk.
WORKSHOPS
GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, Elson, PO12 4NG. 3.30pm-4.30pm. Krafty Kids – London! Learn to draw and make features of London’s buildings and transport. Plus, fun with scratch art magnets. 50p per child. Suitable for ages five to 10. Places are limited. Call (023) 9252 4608 for more information..