What’s on from Friday, November 11 – Thursday, November 17, 2016

Get yourself some home-made preserves at a market on Thursday
Get yourself some home-made preserves at a market on Thursday
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today

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Ballroom and sequence dancing. Lunches are available from 12pm. Bar. Admission is £3. Call Brenda on (023) 92425331 or the community centre on (023) 9269 2914 for more information.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Wine Tasting for the Festive Season. Trevor Elliott will present you with a selection of good quality wines to help you decide what you want to serve your friends and family during the festive period. Over 18s only. Tickets are £17.50. Call (023) 9252 3463 to book.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Pompey Pluckers Quiz Night. An evening of music and quizzing. Entertainment from the Pompey Pluckers is mixed with a chance to stretch the grey cells. Tickets are £5 and are available from church, or by calling or (023) 9281 4444.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Volunteers wanted.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. A major exhibition exploring how modern British artists drew on classical myth and ideals in a ‘return to order’ following the First World War. Featuring playful and surreal versions of Greek myths from the 1920s and 30s, the exhibition gives a fascinating new insight into how modern art met with tradition in an era of social and political change in the early 20th century. Call 01243 774 557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Portchester Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Art exhibition featuring work by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Watercolour paintings and fine art prints. Wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, and more. Visit flynnspaintings.com.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 9am-7pm. Not Only The Trenches. In 1916 Britain was not only fighting in the trenches of the Western Front, Gosport men were also in Iraq protecting our oil supplies, and the Royal Flying School at Grange airfield was sending trained pilots to the battlefields of France. Many lives were lost, among them over 200 from Gosport. They are remembered in this display.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. A fashion exhibition exploring the origins and versatility of denim from its workwear heritage, to becoming the fabric of our everyday lives. From the ‘Wild West’ to Vivienne Westwood, mass production jeans to hand-crafted spectacles, the many faces of beloved denim is revealed.

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 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Trevor John. Pop/rock 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. There’s also free parking.
STAGE
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 7.30pm. Macbeth. Directed by Marcia Carr. Starring Richard Stride as Macbeth and Jane Merrow as Lady Macbeth. A world of disturbed minds and dark magic. Adults £16, concessions £10, family tickets £42. Call (023) 9273 7370 to book.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Meet at The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront group walk. Along the pier. Suitable for all. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

tomorrow

COFFEE

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street. 10am. Coffee morning. Coffee, chat, cakes and a chance to raise funds for the Brooke Charity – an international animal welfare charity dedicated to improving the lives of working animals in the Middle East and elsewhere.
CONCERTS
FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church. 7.30pm. The Fareham Philharmonic Choir concert. The choir will be singing John Rutter’s Magnificat, Michael Hurd’s Five Sacred Pieces, Bob Chilcott’s Little Jazz Mass and Benjamin Britten’s Te Deum and Jubilate. Tickets are £12, £10 for concessions, and £2 for under 16s. Get them by calling Jane Moon on 01329 664 948 or get them on the door.

DANCING

COSHAM: St Colman’s Hall, St Colman’s Avenue, PO6 1PA. Charity social dance. PP Dance Club. All proceeds to the Rocky Appeal and the Hampshire and Isle Of Wight Ambulance Service. Call Pauline on 07989 124089 for more details.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Abbeyfield, 138 Privett Road. 2pm-4pm. Bargain sale. Excellent quality second hand clothes, shoes, ornaments and more. Call 07968 899805 for more details.

PETERSFIELD: East Meon Village Hall. Workhouse Lane. 2pm. Jumble sale. To raise funds for East Meon School’s hall extension. Admission is 30p. There’s stalls, refreshments and a raffle.

PORTSMOUTH: Copnor Methodist Church. 1.30pm-5.30pm. Copnor Crafters. Bring your own craft to do and £4 to cover costs, including refreshments. Call 07718 920719 for more information.

EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. See ‘Today’ for full details. Weekend opening is according to the availablity of volunteers. Volunteers wanted.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. See ‘Today’ for full details.

FAREHAM: Portchester Library, West Street. 9.30am-1pm. Art exhibition featuring work by Maureen and Terry Flynn. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 9am-5pm. Not Only The Trenches. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Absolute Zero. Twin lead guitar rock band.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Blue Lagoon at Hilsea Lido. 10.30am. Group walk. Along the foreshore footpath to the Mountbatten Centre and back. Flat and paved route. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9284 1762 for more information.

sunday

CONCERTS
PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’s Cathedral. 8pm. Remembrance Concert. The London Mozart Players join musicians from The Portsmouth Grammar School for the annual Remembrance Concert.

SOUTHSEA: The Salvation Army, Albert Road. 6pm. Service of Remembrance. With the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Portsmouth, and featuring pupils from St John’s College and Portsmouth High School.

DANCING

PARK GATE: The Royal British Legion Club, 366 Brook Lane, Park Gate, SO31 7DP. 7.40pm-10.40pm. Country & Western dance. Every Sunday evening.All welcome. RBL members £5, non-members £6.50. Bar and a raffle. For further information call Maureen on 01329 519 765.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street, PO6 3AP. 10am-3.30pm. Autumn Transport Fair. Stalls, including a Rowans Hospice stall, refreshments, model displays and free bus rides. Admission is £1.50. E-mail vtransportgroup@btinternet.com. One minutes silence will be given at 11am.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, PO16 7DB. 10am-4pm. Antique And Collectors Fair. Admission is £1.50. There’ll be a wide variety of antiques and collectables including pottery, porcelain, gold and silver, glass, jewellery, art deco, military badges, plus coins, stamps and postcards. Buying and selling. Call 07747 604541 or visit emmottpromotions.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street. 9.30am. An act of remembrance.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 10am. An act of remembrance.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 10am & 3pm. An act of remembrance at 10am, British Legion Service of Remembrance at 3pm.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Broken-mic Sunday with Jay Groovara. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8pm-10.30pm. Milton James Hot Four. Admission is free.
MARKETS

PORT SOLENT: The Boardwalk,

PO6 4TP. 11am-4pm. Port Solent Waterside Market. An array of gifts, jewellery, food and drink and other hand-made crafts. An opportunity for early Christmas shopping.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore group walk. A brisk walk through uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9284 1762.

monday

COFFEE

COPNOR: North End Baptist Church, Powerscourt Road. 10am-12pm. Copnor Coffee Club. 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.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wooton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. Sequence dancing old and new. Qualified leaders will teach some of the new dances. Tea, coffee and biscuits included. Admission is £3. Parking is available.

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

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road, PO11 0HB.

7pm-8pm. Ballroom and Latin absolute beginners class. Admission £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Baptist Church Hall, Devonshire Avenue, PO4 9ED. Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes with Instep Dance Club. Beginners from 7.30pm-8.30pm; free practice session from 8.30pm-8.45pm, and improvers from 8.45pm-9.30pm. Admission is £5 per session or £6 for two sessions per person/evening. Call 07722 040483 for more information.

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

EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Cosham Craft Group. 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.

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road, PO8 8DB. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Relax with art, colouring, knitting, embroidery and more. All ages welcome. Admission is £2.50. Call Carole on (023) 9261 5916.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 2pm-4pm. Relax with colouring. For adults. Beat stress and aid relaxation. Drop-in, all materials are provided.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. See ‘Today’ for full details.

FAREHAM: Portchester Library, West Street. 9.30am-7pm. Art exhibition featuring work by Maureen and Terry Flynn. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 9am-7pm. Not Only The Trenches. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. See ‘Today’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS

FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park group walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

NORTH END: Meet at The Learning Place, Derby Road. 12.15pm. Learning Place group walk. A moderate walk to Stamshaw Foreshore. Not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

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

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, meet at the memorial where buses terminate their journeys. 1pm. Canoe Lake group walk. Slow short 30 minute walk. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. 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 Christmas-themed coffee morning and help to raise funds for The Rowans Hospice. Admission is £2.50, which includes tea/coffee and cake. Organised by the charitiy’s Gosport Support Group. For more information, call Margaret Stevenson on (023) 9258 9410.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Catholic Church hall, South Place. 10am-1pm. Coffee, Cake and Lunch Tuesdays. In aid of Lee-on-the-Solent charities.

DANCING

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. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Variety Club. Every Tuesday. Admission is £2, includes refreshments.

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, PO9 2RS. 7pm. Bridge club. Meets every Tuesday, needs new members. Beginners are welcome but some knowledge and experience of bridge is necessary. There’s no need to bring a partner. Call 01243 372 718 or e-mail angela.nigel.peake@gmail.com for more information.

HAVANT: Saint Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant, PO9 1PP. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir meeting. The choir are seeking new members. Go along and sit in a rehearsal evening, they take place every Tuesday. The group are now rehearsing for their Christmas programme and 2017 concerts. Call David Stretton on (023) 9245 3634 or visit solentmalevoicechoir.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 for those aged 50 and over. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

PETERSFIELD: The Townhouse, 28 High Street, GU32 3JL. 7.30pm. Petersfield Write Angle Poetry and Music. Dennis Potter – you loved him or you hated him – as portrayed by Project Adorno in song and off-beat poetry. Admission is £6. There is also open-mic for those who want to perform their own poetry and music.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse Pub, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. A chance to meet new people 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. Alresford Monday Painting Group. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 9am-7pm. Not Only The Trenches. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS
SOUTHWICK: The Golden Lion, High Street, PO17 6EB. 8.15pm-11pm. The Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. Call (023) 9221 0437. Admission is free.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Village Snooker Club, 27a Stubbington Green, PO14 2JY. 7.30pm for 8pm. The Navy Wings Organisation and the Royal Navy Historic Flight. This talk will be given by Rear Admiral Ian Tibbitt CBE, deputy chairman of the Fly Navy Heritage Trust. Admission is £3 for non-members.

PORTSMOUTH: Railman’s Social Club, Selbourne Terrace. 7.30pm. Colin Brading – Island Treasures. Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society Portsmouth Regional Group meeting. Admission is £2, money raised is used to fund the Watercress Line. Call Dave Meyer on (023) 9267 1251 for more information.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime group walk. A brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Church of the Sacred Heart and St Peter the Apostle, 356 London Rd, PO7 7SR. 2pm-4pm. Talk. PCaSO, the locally based prostate cancer charity, invites men who are worried by the thought of prostate cancer or have questions about the condition to this support afternoon. Ample free parking. An opportunity to share over refreshments.

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 is £2.50, includes tea and biscuits. Call Annette on 01489 573114 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Royal Beach Hotel. 1pm-4pm. Social dancing. All types. Music by Steve Kingsley. You will get the chance to win Sunday lunch for two at the Royal Beach Hotel, which is worth aproximately £40. Admission is £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

CATHERINGTON: Catherington Village Hall. 7.30pm. Horndean Camera Club meeting. The camera club meet every Wednesday and there are speakers, internal and external club competitions, and home evenings where members show their expertise in photographic techniques and post-processing. Visit horndeancameraclub.org.uk.

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm. Quiz night. 55 Social Club meeting. Membership to the club is open to anyone aged 55. If you would like to spend your Wednesday evenings socialising with a friendly group of people, go along. Drinks can be purchased at the bar. New members are welcome.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-12.30pm. 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 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. Alresford Monday Painting Group. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Volunteers wanted.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. A major exhibition exploring how modern British artists drew on classical myth and ideals in a ‘return to order’ following the First World War. Featuring playful and surreal versions of Greek myths from the 1920s and 30s, the exhibition gives a fascinating new insight into how modern art met with tradition in an era of social and political change in the early 20th century. Call 01243 774 557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Portchester Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Art exhibition featuring work by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Watercolour paintings and fine art prints. Wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, and more. Visit flynnspaintings.com.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 9am-7pm. Not Only The Trenches. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, PO4 8JR. 8pm. Broadside Folk Club. Side function room. Acoustic, singaround in turn format. Piano available. All welcome.

WALKS & TALKS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Group walk. Take in the views of the Emirates Spinnaker Tower. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. The Life and Poetry of Dylan Thomas. Jonathan Jones will intersperse his talk with readings from Dylan Thomas’s poetry and prose.

Admission is £2.50.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore group walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond, long walk to Milton foreshore. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Cafe, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.Canoe Lake/Southsea seafront group walk. Through the rose and rock garden. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, 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/carers, are invited to try a range of arts activities. £3 per child. No need to book. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

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.

EVENTS

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. A fresh, homemade lunch and dessert, followed by entertainment afterwards. Admission is £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.

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre. 9.30am-11am. Teeny Tots Freeflow Play Session. Admission is £2.50 per family, includes refreshments.

NORTH END: The Learning Place, Derby Road. 10am-12pm. North End Allsorts. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street, 12pm. Charity lunch.The money raised will be used to support a charity.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Royal Marine School of Music concert. A concert held by the Royal Marine School of Music.

SOUTHSEA: St James’s Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singercise. A seated fun activity session to music for older and disabled people. Aims to improve fitness. Tea and chat after. Admission is £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 e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Volunteers wanted.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. A major exhibition exploring how modern British artists drew on classical myth and ideals in a ‘return to order’ following the First World War. Featuring playful and surreal versions of Greek myths from the 1920s and 30s, the exhibition gives a fascinating new insight into how modern art met with tradition in an era of social and political change in the early 20th century. Call 01243 774 557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Portchester Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Art exhibition featuring work by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Watercolour paintings and fine art prints. Wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, and more. Visit flynnspaintings.com.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 9am-7pm. Not Only The Trenches. In 1916 Britain was not only fighting in the trenches of the Western Front, Gosport men were also in Iraq protecting our oil supplies, and the Royal Flying School at Grange airfield was sending trained pilots to the battlefields of France. Many lives were lost, among them over 200 from Gosport. They are remembered in this display.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. A fashion exhibition exploring the origins and versatility of denim from its workwear heritage, to becoming the fabric of our everyday lives. From the ‘Wild West’ to Vivienne Westwood, mass production jeans to hand-crafted spectacles, the many faces of beloved denim is revealed.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm-12am. On Stage @ The RMA. Open-mic night. All welcome – solo artists, duos and bands. Bands need to 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-12pm. Emsworth Country Market. With cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments available.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs, homemade crafts, cards, jewellery, woodwork, plants, cakes, preserves, honey and used books. Plus unusual Christmas gifts. Tea/coffee is available.
TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 1pm & 2.30pm. Tour. Discover the history behind The Old Beneficial School on one of the theatre’s historical tours. Costumed actors will take you through the sights and sounds of this Georgian school. £5 per person.

WALKS & TALKS

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

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College. 4pm. A talk by Stephen Dalziel. A former pupil of St John’s and BBC World Service reporter, with special expertise on Russia, Stephen will talk about his time as the broadcaster’s ‘Man on the Spot’ in the declining years of the Soviet Union, and the transition to Russia under Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin.
WORKSHOPS
GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 3.30pm-4.30pm. Krafty Kids – Hedgehog Mania. Turn a cardboard box into a hedgehog home and fir cones into hedgehogs. Suitable for ages five to 10. Parents/carers must remain in the library during this activity. Free, no need to book, but places are limited. For more information call (023) 9252 4608.