What’s on from Friday, May 20 – Thursday, May 26, 2016

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today

BOOKS 
PORTSMOUTH: Blackwells Bookshop, Cambridge Road, PO1 2EF. 5pm-6.30pm. Portsmouth Writers’ Hub presents Q&A with Cressida Cowell. Author and illustrator Cressida Cowell, author of the How To Train Your Dragon series, is coming to Portsmouth to answer all of your questions. Cressida wrote the books that inspired Dreamworks’ and Netflix’s TV and movie franchise of the same name. Free, no booking required, just turn up.

CONCERTS
CHICHESTER: Assembly Room, The Council House, North Street, PO19 1LQ. 7.30pm. Red Priest with the University of Chichester Chamber Orchestra. Tickets are £10, get them from the venue or from ents24.com. Call 07821 182227 for more details.

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

FRATTON: The Makers’ Merchant, Cornwall Road. 10.30am-12pm. Coffee morning. For parents and those aged over 50. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Belinda and Nandhra. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism. This major exhibition is the first to focus on John Piper’s textile designs, exploring key motifs in the artist’s work such as historic architecture, abstract and religious imagery, as well as subjects explored in the final years of the artist’s life. Shown alongside related paintings and other studies the exhibition demonstrates how Piper’s designs were intricately connected with his wider work. Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Clare Woods and Des Hughes: The Sleepers. New paintings by Clare Woods (b.1972) with sculptures by Des Hughes (b.1970), created in response to key Modern British artworks in the gallery’s collection by Paul Nash, Henry Moore and Eduardo Paolozzi, as well as the celebrated Arundel Tomb in Chichester Cathedral. The exhibition includes a monumental painting by Woods, a major new contemporary art commission for the stairwell of the 18th century townhouse. Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant org.uk. 
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre,

Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Gosport’s Hidden High Street. This exhibition looks at the shops and businesses on Gosport’s High Street over the last 100 years through photographs, objects and memories. Take in your own pictures to add to the display. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information. 
GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road. Power of Three. Electric/blues band. 
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
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.45pm. The Game’s Afoot. A whodunnit comedy by Ken Ludwig. Call (023) 9246 6363 for more information.

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

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, Elson, PO12 4NG. 10am-11am.

Hot Topic! Origins of Nursery Rhymes.

Listen to a guest speaker and have a coffee at the same time. at the same time. This month’s guest speaker is Rob Clark, who will give an illustrated talk about the origins of Nursery Rhymes (part 1). With an amusing DVD.

Tea/coffee 20p. Free, no need to book.just come along. Call (023) 9252 4608.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

tomorrow

CONCERTS
DRAYTON: Church of the Ressurection, Penrhyn Avenue, PO6 2AP. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Light Orchestra concert. Tickets are £6, available from the Drayton Centre, or by calling Val on (023) 9237 1135. Accompanied under 16s go free. Light refreshments will be available. Proceeds in aid of the Drayton Centre.

SOUTHSEA: The Salvation Army, Albert Road. 7pm. The International Staff band of The Salvation Army in concert. Tickets £10. Call (023) 9281 8970.

DANCING
FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, PO17 5AL. 7.30pm–10.30pm. 50/50 Ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing. Admission £4. No bar, take your own drinks. Tea, coffee and refreshments available in the interval. Ample car parking. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 7.30pm-11pm. 78 Club 50/50 social dance. Admission is £6 for members, £7 for non-members.

EVENTS
COSHAM: St Philip’s Church hall, Hawthorn Crescent. 11am-2pm. Table top sale. Tables to hire for £5, book in advance. Refreshments with bacon rolls and homemade soup and a variety of tables and homemade cakes. Admission 40p. Call (023) 9237 9278 for further details or to book a table.

DRAYTON: Church of the Ressurection, PO6 2AP. 2pm-4pm. Messy Church. For all ages. Bible stories, crafty activities, fun, food, and friendship. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

ITCHENOR: Contact organisers for place of meet. Varying times. ChiRaid Event. Boating event taking place today and tomorrow, starting at Itchenor and taking in the upper reaches of Chichester Harbour. Take your boat and join the Emsworth Cruising Association, and others, us for two days. Plus trips on the oyster boat Terror and social events in the evening. Organised by The Emsworth Cruising Association as part of their 50th year celebrations. Designed to encourage more people to join in boating pursuits. Visit emsworthcruisingassociation.co.uk for booking and more details, or call charles Harrison on 01273 732240.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Charles Dicken Activity Centre, Lake Road, PO1 4DY. 1pm-4pm. Table top sale. Book in advance for one free table, charge of £5 on the day if not booked in advance. Call (023) 9273 8482. Refreshments will be on sale.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PB. Otter month. Author and otter expert Daniel Allen will be giving talks throughout the day. He will provide first-hand information about otters and the work being done to help protect them. He will also have copies of his book ‘Otter’ that customers can get signed. The New Forest Wildlife group will also be attending with crafts and a badge machine.

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. This major exhibition is the first to focus on John Piper’s textile designs, exploring key motifs in the artist’s work such as historic architecture, abstract and religious imagery, as well as subjects explored in the final years of the artist’s life. Shown alongside related paintings and other studies the exhibition demonstrates how Piper’s designs were intricately connected with his wider work. Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Clare Woods and Des Hughes: The Sleepers. New paintings by Clare Woods (b.1972) with sculptures by Des Hughes (b.1970), created in response to key Modern British artworks in the gallery’s collection by Paul Nash, Henry Moore and Eduardo Paolozzi, as well as the celebrated Arundel Tomb in Chichester Cathedral. The exhibition includes a monumental painting by Woods, a major new contemporary art commission for the stairwell of the 18th century townhouse. Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant org.uk. 
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre,

Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Gosport’s Hidden High Street. This exhibition looks at the shops and businesses on Gosport’s High Street over the last 100 years through photographs, objects and memories. Take in your own pictures to add to the display. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: The George & Dragon, Kingston Road. 8.30pm until late. Kenny Mayes returns. 50s and 60s music. Free admission.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road. Last Echo. Pop/rock band.

WATERLOOVILLE: Cowplain Social Club. 9pm. Quo-Incidence. Non-members £5 on the door.
MARKETS

SOUTHAMPTON: Nursling Village Hall, SO16 0XH. 10.30am-2.30pm. Art, craft and gift market. By Fromthe Craftbox. 
Visit fromthecraftbox.net. 
STAGE
HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East Street. 11.30am & 2pm. The Sea Show. Tickets are £8 or £28 for a family of four and can be purchased by calling (023) 9247 2700, or online at

thespring.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 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Players’ Studio Theatre, The Barn, Milton Park, PO4 8PR. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Showtune. By the Portsmouth Players. A musical revue celebrating the words and music of Jerry Herman. Call 0333 666 3366.

WALKS & TALKS
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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

sunday

CONCERTS
SOUTHSEA: The Salvation Army, Albert Road. 4pm. The International Staff band of The Salvation Army in concert. Admission free. Call (023) 9281 8970.

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

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

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

HAVANT: Langstone Sailing Club, Langstone Road, PO9 1RD. 11am-4pm. Open day. Taster Sailing, BBQ/galley, club tours. Take a change of clothing and a towel. Buoyancy aids provided. Visit langstonesc.org.uk.

WATERLOOVILLE: Padnell Infant School, Padnell Avenue, PO8 8DS. 11am-2pm. Summer Fair. A day for all the family. Activities include face painting, donkey rides, a bouncy assault course, plus a dog agility display, a falcon display, food and drink, tombolas and a £200 prize in the grand raffle. Adults 50p, children and OAPs free.

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. 11am-5pm. 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.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: Staunton Country Park, PO9 5BH. 10.30am-12.30pm. WardWalk. Choose between a 5K or 10K walk for a ward or department of your choice within Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, or The Rocky Appeal. The event is £2 per person to register. This includes 50% off of Staunton Farm tickets on the day, free parking, a bottle of water and snacks. For more information or to register your family or team, call (023) 9228 6000 ext: 5927, or e-mail fundraising@porthosp.nhs.uk.

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 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 is £2.50 and includes tea and biscuits.

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

EVENTS
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 for more information.

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

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road, PO8 8DB. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Crafty Needles Knit and Natter Group. All welcome. £2.50. Call Carole on (023) 9261 5916 or The Borrow Centre on (023) 9226 6423 for more information. 
SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 2pm-4pm. Relax with Colouring. For adults. Research has found that colouring-in is a great way to beat stress, it also aids relaxation. Drop-in, all materials are provided.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Belinda and Nandhra. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre,

Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Gosport’s Hidden High Street. See ‘Today’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS
FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to pier walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, Memorial where the buses terminate. 1pm. Canoe Lake walk. Slow short 30 minute walk. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 6.30pm. Evening walk. Along the promenade to Eastney and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information. 
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 7pm-9pm. Guitar workshop. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, Palmerston Road. 11am-12pm. Ways to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Presented by The Wellbeing Service. This interactive workshop will introduce the new Eatwell guide and reveal easy ways that you can eat healthily. You will learn how to understand confusing food labelling claims and all those food myths will be debunked. You’ll also pick up ways to increase your physical activity. To reserve your place, visit your local library, call (023) 9268 8999 or e-mail libraries@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

tuesday

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.

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 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 Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters sewing evening. £3.50 for non-members. New members welcome. Call Jenny on 01329 231 790.

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, Elson, PO12 4NG. 1.30pm-2pm. Rhymetime. Every Tuesday in the children’s library. Free toe tapping, hand clapping, knee jogging fun for babies & toddlers. It’s fun, free and friendly, just drop-in. During term-time only. Parents/carers to remain with their children.
HAVANT: Saint Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant, PO9 1PP. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Seeking new members. Go along and sit in one of the rehearsal evenings. Call David Stretton on (023) 9245 3634 or visit solentmalevoicechoir.org.

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

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.

HILSEA: Howard Road Community Centre, Howard Road, off of Northern Parade. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hilsea Social Group. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse Pub, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Belinda and Nandhra. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

CHICHESTER: 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.
WALKS & TALKS
FARLINGTON: St Andrew’s Church Hall. 7.30pm. Meandering Along The Meon. Ms Jill Daniels. Portsdown History Group. Call (023) 9237 1577 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore walk. A walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk. Brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the John Pounds Centre, Queen Street. 1.30pm. Walk. A new walk for people living with dementia and their carers. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762 for more information and to book a place.

wednesday

CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: St Luke’s Church Hall, PO5 2PL. 7.30pm-9pm. Martial arts. Kung fu. First lesson is free. Call 07813 006569 for more information.

DANCING
FAREHAM: Sarisbury Green Community Centre, The Green, SO31 7AA. 8pm-10pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. Singles welcome. No experience necessary. Ample parking. Bar available. Admission £2.50, includes tea and biscuits. Call Annette on 01489 573114 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Royal Beach Hotel. 1pm-4pm. Social dancing. Admission £4.50. Call (023) 9273 1281 for more information.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 7pm-8pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

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 at the door. Bar available. All standards welcomed. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.

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 for more information.

PURBROOK: Christchurch Hall, London Road, Widley, PO7 5AX. 7.45pm. Solent City Chorus. Looking for new male members to join the friendly singing group. Drop-in and see for yourself, but contact them first in case they’re doing something away from the hall. Call 07796 136487, 07709 617348 or visit singinportsmouth.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Belinda and Nandhra. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

CHICHESTER: 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
GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Georgia Ramblers and Julie Horton vcls and Chris Gower tromb. Members £8, guests £10. Booking advisable. Call (023) 9269 3988 or visit gosportjazz.hampshire.org.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS
CHICHESTER: County Hall, West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RQ. 7.30pm. Foreign Railway Operations. The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society host an illustrated talk by Stuart Baker. Stuart is the senior manager at the Department for Transport. Admission is £3, includes interval refreshments. All welcome, no booking required. Call Richard Ashby on 01243 372 234 or visit rcts.org.uk/branches/chichester/.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH. 6pm-7pm. The Science of Better Decisions. Inaugural lecture by Alessio Ishizaka, Professor in decision dnalysis, University of Portsmouth. Making good decisions is fundamental for having successful companies and a better life. In this lecture best practices and successful case studies on how to make better decisions will be presented. Followed by a drinks reception. Admission is free, but please reserve your place on Eventbrite:

science-of-better-decisions.eventbrite.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront walk. Through the Rose and Rock Garden. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
WORKSHOPS
COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm. Laughter is the best medicine. 55 Social Club meeting. New members welcome.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 2pm-2.45pm.

Let’s Play Shops – Galleries for Beginners Workshop. Under 5s with parents or carers can enjoy a story, hands-on activities and an arty make and take in the High Street exhibition. No need to book. Free with a £1 charge for the make and take.

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. £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.

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

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 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.

WALKS & TALKS
HILSEA: Meet in Scott Road car park, off Military Road by The News Centre. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ where there is an abundance of wildlife. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
HILSEA: Alexandra Park, Mountbatten Centre entrance. 6.30pm. Walk. The flat, paved circular route follows the shore line along the pedestrian footpath up to Hilsea Lido and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762 for information.