What’s on from Friday, May 6 – Thursday, May 12, 2016

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today

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

GOSPORT: Square Pegs Charity, 2 North Meadow, Royal Clarence Marina, Weevil Lane, PO12 1BP. 10am. Sew and Chat Club. Donation based.

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church, Mengham, PO11 9EY. 10am-1pm. VE Day Vintage Art and Craft Fair.

In Aid of Local Charities. Vintage and craft, charity stalls, tombola and refreshments. Call Jan on (023) 9378 0996.

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. Passion for Painting: William Lai. After winning the 2015 Sussex Artists’ Award, William Lai has been given the opportunity to have a solo show in the Studio. William is an Outside In artist who names Paul Gauguin, Picasso and Paul Klee amongst his influences. The exhibition will showcase just some of the works that he has created over the last 50 years. Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant org.uk. 
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. 
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. The Riotous Brothers. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Rosies Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove, PO5 1JF. 8.30pm-11pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. For eating, pre-booking is essential. Call (023) 9275 5944.
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.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow.
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. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.


tomorrow

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: The Rose in June, Milton Road, PO3 6AR. 7pm. Comedy under Canvas. Steve Allen, Sean Percival, Aideen McQueen, Andy Zapp and Matt Hobson. Tickets £12 with food, £7 without and £8 on the door. For tickets call (023) 9282 4191.

DANCING
COWPLAIN: St Wilfrid’s Church hall, Padnell Road. 7pm-10pm. Social dancing – ballroom, Latin and sequence. Admission £3. Call (023) 9225 2403 for more information.

EVENTS
COSHAM: Cosham Park Bowls Club, Northern Road. 10am-4pm. Open day. For all ages to try a new sport. No experience necessary, go along and have a go. Club members will provide tuition and advice. Stay and have a chat afterwards. If you are interested but not able to attend, contact Ron Jacobs on (023) 9261 4813.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 11am-12pm. Baby Brains Storytime Special. Say hello to the world’s brainiest baby. He reads the paper, mends the car and works as a doctor at the hospital. He’s so clever that some scientists ask him to go on their next space mission. That’s when Baby Brains shows that in one way at least he’s like every other baby in the world: he wants his mummy. Listen to the story and make a space rocket to take home for your own missions. Suitable for children aged three to 10, children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no need to book.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 10am-11am. The British Space Race. John Chinner works for Europe’s largest space company. Find out what he does and handle some real space hardware. Free.

HAVANT: Meet at Havant Leisure Centre, Civic Centre Road, PO9 2AY 9.30am. Ladies cycle ride to Westbourne and Woodmancote. 11 miles with a social cafe stop. Places are free but must be booked at breezebikerides.com. Search Breeze Network Solent on Facebook for more information.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PB. The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust will be visiting the aquarium and showcasing the native wildlife in the area, including wild otters.

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. Passion for Painting: William Lai. See ‘Today’ for full details.
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism. 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.

HAYLING ISLAND: Various locations. 10am-5pm. May Day Arts Trail. Visit open studios across the island 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.
GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Mary Jane. Celtic rock band. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
COSHAM: St Colman’s Church Hall. 7.30pm-9pm. A migration evening talk. Speakers are from the Winchester and Southampton Visitors Group and the Diocesan Caritas Group. Tickets are

available from the Parish Office, or on the door on the night at £3 per person, includes refreshments.

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.
WORKSHOPS
GOSPORT: Square Pegs Charity, 2 North Meadow, Royal Clarence Marina, Weevil Lane, PO12 1BP. 3pm. Bling your own tutu and T-shirt. £10. Family friendly workshop, mini tutus will be supplied along with a vest top to take away. Decorate them throughout the session with glitter and sequins. Register your place at eventbrite.co.uk – when you have booked your space, e-mail charlie@thereillyenterprise.com with your name and your child’s size. Space only for one adult per child, adult supervision is required.

sunday

CONCERTS
PORTSMOUTH: St. Thomas’s Cathedral, St Thomas’s Street, PO1 2HA. 8pm. Heavenly Voices: a concert of choral music featuring Dvorak’s Mass in D major. The University of Portsmouth joins forces with the Portsmouth Cathedral Choir for a programme of choral music. The programme mixes sacred setting by Dvorak and Tippett with popular-styled works based on Shakespeare by the likes of George Shearing, Matthew Harris and Bob Chilcott. Tickets are £12 (£10 retired persons, £8 children and students).

tickets from (023) 9284 3023, music@port.ac.uk or from the catheral shop.

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, PO9 5BD. 10.30am-12.30pm. Morning worship with creche available. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

SOUTHAMPTON: Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane, Swanwick. 11am-4pm. Children’s Fun Day. Children’s Activities all day. With a magician 11.15am . Plus, a circus workshop, a clown, a discovery bus, a competition, miniature train rides and more. Admission is £6 for adults and £15 for a family. Call 01489 576248 or visit bursledonbrickworks.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. 11am-5pm. Passion for Painting: William Lai. See ‘Today’ for full details.
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism. See ‘Today’ for full details.

HAYLING ISLAND: Various locations. 10am-5pm. May Day Arts Trail. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road (off Clarence Parade), PO5 3NB. 8pm-10.30pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free.

WALKS & TALKS
MILTON: Meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton foreshore. A brisk walk over the uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information. 
WORKSHOPS
GOSPORT: Square Pegs Charity, 2 North Meadow, Royal Clarence Marina, Weevil Lane, PO12 1BP. 11am. Sewing workshop with Shabaz designs. £10.

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.

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College, Grove Road South, PO5 3QW. 7.30pm. Lord Richards, Chief of the General Staff (Head of the Army) 2009-10 and Chief of the Defence Staff 2010-13, will be speaking. His memoirs, entitled Taking Command, will be available for purchase.
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 7pm-8.30pm. Guitar workshop. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

tuesday

CONCERTS
COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Cosham Keyboard and Music Club concert. Chris Powell will be playing easy listening music for all to enjoy. Non-members £5, all welcome. Call (023) 9237 6313 for more information.

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

GOSPORT: Local & Naval Studies Centre, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1NS. 10.30am-12.30pm. High Street Past – Market Day Drop-in. Drop-in from the market to bring back memories of browsing the collections of old shop and market stall items, though nothing is for sale. A real trip down memory lane. Free.

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 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.

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, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 10am-11.30am. Parents and toddler’s group. 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.

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. 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. 
GARDENS

CLANFIELD: Petersgate School, Green Lane, PO8 0JU. 7.30pm. Clanfield Gardening Club. Gardeners and growers available to give you advice. For more information contact Margaret Austin on (023) 9264 9042.

WALKS & TALKS
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.

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.

SOUTHSEA: St. Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Birthplace Branch of the Dickens Fellowship meeting. Plus a talk by Frankie Sahni. All are welcome to attend.

Members free, non-members £1. Call (023) 9266 4205 for more information. 
WORKSHOPS
SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, Palmerston Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Chocolate making workshop. Presented by new local chocolatiers, Choc & Truffle £20 per person. All materials provided. You will receive an introduction to chocolate making using the highest quality Belgian Chocolate. Learn how to make a chocolate ganache, hand roll truffles and pipe chocolate buttons with a transfer of your choice. You get to take home everything you make, packaged up. Places are limited and booking is essential. Bookings cannot be accepted without payment. To reserve your place, pop into your local Portsmouth library, or call (023) 9268 8999.

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.

EVENTS
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park, PO9 5BD. 3pm-4.30pm. Discoverer’s Club. 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. 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. See ‘Today’ for full details.
GIGS
GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm- 10.30pm. Tiger Tim’s Raggamuffins. Members £8, guests £10. Booking advisable. Call (023) 9269 3988 or visit gosportjazz.hampshire.org.uk for more information. 
WALKS & TALKS
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection hall, Brecon Avenue, PO6 2AP. 2pm–4pm. Care and Fellowship group meeting. Mary Tunwell will give a talk on the history of dolls and porcelain doll making. £1, includes tea, biscuits and a raffle ticket.

GOSPORT: The Scout Hut, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Hampshire Genealogical Society, Gosport Group meeting. Monica Shilling will be talking about the Haslar Cemetery in Clayhall Road. All welcome. Free for the first three visits. Call Marilyn Lovett on (023) 9258 5194

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.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Castle. 2pm. Walk. Meet in the main castle car park. Suitable for beginners. 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 and Rock Garden. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-12pm. Mini makers. A world of colour and creativity for those aged five and below. Led by trained arts professionals, each session starts with a story, before the children, along with their parents and guardians are invited to try their hand at a range of arts activities. £3 per child. turn up on the day.

thursday

CONCERTS
GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road, PO12 3PX. 11.30am-1pm. Gosport & District Organ, Theatre Organ Concert. Free, retiring collection for GCA. Call 01329 310 592 or e-mail peter.bucks1@ntlworld.com.

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.

SOUTHSEA: The Milton Village Community Association, 182 Milton Road, PO4 8PR. 1.30pm-4.30pm. Drop-in session. Portsdown U3A is undertaking research for a roll of honour and map to remember the local men who died in the Battle of Jutland in 1916. The project is called The Impact on the People of Portsmouth of the Battle of Jutland and it is supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. E-mail jutlandu3a@gmail.com or visit portsdownu3a.org.uk for more details.
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. 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-8pm. 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: 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.