What’s on from Friday, November 18 – Thursday, November 24, 2016

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today

EVENTS

FAREHAM: St Mary’s Church, Portchester Castle. 1pm-5pm. Charity auction event. To raise funds for a new under floor heating system, a new floor and a porch at the church. Viewings are at 1pm followed by the auction at 5pm.
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
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. This Way Up. Blues/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. 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

DANCING

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

WICKHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, PO17 5AL. 7.30pm–10.30pm. 50/50 Ballroom, Latin American and sequence dancing. All standards are welcome. Admission is £4, there’s no bar but you can take your own drinks. Refreshments will be available in the interval. Ample car parking. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church hall, Hawthorn Crescent. 12pm-3pm. Christmas Fair. Raffles, tombolas, games, meet Santa, buy Christmas gifts, books, home-made cakes, jams, and chutneys. Plus, have a coffee, some cake and a bacon roll. Admission is 40p.

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

GOSPORT: Elson Library, Chantry Road. 10am-12pm. Chapter One. Do you enjoy talking about the books you’ve read? Go along to this reading group to read, share, discuss and discover new authors. Everyone is welcome. Meets on the third Saturday of each month.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library. 11am-3pm. Knitted Knockers UK. Knitted Knockers UK knit cotton prosthetic breasts for women who’ve had mastectomies. Now, they are hosting an information and promotion day at the library. Anyone is welcome to go along and ask any questions. Admission is free. The group will be selling keyrings.

PORTSMOUTH: Technology Department, Portsmouth Grammar School, PO1 2LN. 10am-3pm. Solent Guild of Woodcarvers & Sculptors Carve-in.

SOUTHSEA: Lighthouse Community Centre. 10.30am. Christmas Craft Fair. To be opened by The Deputy Lord Mayor and Mayoress of Portsmouth. With a variety of stalls and attractions for sale. Admission is 50p for adults and 30p for children. The Lighthouse Cafe will be open.

TITCHFIELD: Parish Rooms, Titchfield Square. 10am-12pm. Yuletide Fair. Hosted by Titchfield Abbey W.I. There will be lots of stalls with quality crafts and gifts, bags, books, toys, cakes and preserves, plus a hamper competition.It’s free entry and refreshments are £1. There’s free parking behind the hall.
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. 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
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Burnt Ice. Local blues band. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. The Neaps. Pop/rock/funk covers 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.WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square. 11am. Portsmouth and the First World War. James Daly, co-author of ‘The Fight for Britain to the Fight for Bread: Portsmouth and the Impact of the First World War 1914-1925’, will show how sources from the city’s archive collections were used to tell the story of the people of Portsmouth during the First World War. The workshop will include tips and advice for carrying out your own research. Part of Explore Your Archive Week 2016. Places are limited and need to be booked in advance. Call (023) 9268 8046 or e-mail portsmouthhistorycentre@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

sunday

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

PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, Broad Street, PO1 2ND. 7pm-10pm. Dark Fest Open-mic. Hosted by Tongues & Grooves. with Gareth Toms and the Portsmouth Writers’ Hub. Air those dark poems lurking in your cupboards. Music from Jon Everitt and Wireless. Admission is £4. Visit tonguesandgrooves.com.
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.

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

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: Rosies Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove, PO5 1JF. 1.30pm-4pm. Milton James Hot 4. Traditional jazz band. Admission is free but for eating, pre-booking is essential. Call (023) 9275 5944 or visit rosies-vineyard.co.uk for more information.

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 (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.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street. 7.30pm. Advent Reflections – Looking for Light. To prepare for Advent and the church’s celebration of Christmas, a series of evenings looking at how to seek the light of Christ in the darkness of the world will take place, and will include candlelit worship, reflection, and discussion – each ending at about 9pm.

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

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, PO10 7DD. 7.30pm. A Tale of Two Abbeys: Construction, Reconstruction and Legacy. The ruined 13th century English Heritage abbeys at Netley and Titchfield are the subject of Christine Bury’s illustrated talk in the Mountford Rooms. This talk will include stories about the personalities who visited and inhabited these buildings. Admission is £2 for members of the Emsworth Maritime and Historical Trust, and £3 for non-members. Everyone welcome. Visit emsworthmuseum.org.uk or call 01243 378091.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square. 10.30am. Fighting ships and incubated girls: commemorating the centenary of the death of Fred T Jane. Part of Explore Your Archive Week 2016. Places are limited and need to be booked in advance. Call (023) 9268 8046 or e-mail portsmouthhistorycentre@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: 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.

PORTSMOUTH: 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

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.

GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters – sewing evening. Admission is £3.50 for non-members, new members are welcome. Call Jenny Chalmers on 01329 231 790 for more details.

HAVANT: Staunton Park Genealogy Group, 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: 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: Havant Methodist Church. 7.30pm-10pm. Spirit of the South. A-cappella chorus Spirit of the South rehearse every Tuesday evening. Call Joy on (023) 9264 1997 or Sandra on (023) 9245 1220 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 for more information.

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.

WALKS & TALKS

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. Magnus Volk and his Electric Railway. 2pm. A talk by Ian Gledhill. This talk is mainly based on electrical pioneer Magnus Volk and the amazing railway he built which includes the oldest working railway that runs along Brighton Seafront. Admission is £2.50.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square. 10.30am. On the boats: life on board Portsmouth’s ferries. A talk by Dr John Stedman. Part of Explore Your Archive Week 2016. Places are limited and need to be booked in advance. Call (023) 9268 8046 or e-mail portsmouthhistorycentre@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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.

FAREHAM: Portchester Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. 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.

GIGS
GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Sunset Café Stompers. Members £7, guests £10. Booking advisable. Call (023) 9269 3988 or visit gosportjazz.org.uk.

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

CHICHESTER: County Hall, West Street, PO19 1RQ. 7.30pm. Regional railways – the successful re-invigoration of services away from the main lines. The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society host an illustrated talk by Alex Green. Admission is by small donation, interval refreshments are included. All are welcome, no booking is required. Call Richard Ashby on 01243 372234 or visit rcts.org.uk/branches/chichester/.

HAVANT: Warblington School drama studio. 7.30pm. Wildlife of Pagham Harbour. A talk by Peter Hughes. Admission is £2.50, refreshments are included. Presented by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Havant, Hayling and Emsworth Group.

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.

PORT SOLENT: Meet outside the Odeon. 2pm. Group walk. Suitable for all but the route does include an area of uneven ground, sturdy shoes recommended. 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 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: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square. 10.30am. Reading old handwriting. A workshop looking at Portsmouth documents from the 17th and 18th centuries. Led by senior archivist Michael Gunton. Part of Explore Your Archive Week 2016. Places are limited and need to be booked in advance. Call (023) 9268 8046 or e-mail portsmouthhistorycentre@portsmouthcc.gov.uk to book or find out more.

thursday

DANCING

DRAYTON: The Drayton Centre, Havant Road, PO6 1PA. 1.45pm-4.15pm. PP Dance Club Tea Dance. Ballroom, Latin, and sequence. Admission is £3.50, includes tea/coffee and biscuits. All are welcome. Call Pauline on 07989 124089 for more details.

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.

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.
STAGE
HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road. 7.30pm. Treasure Island. By Richard Lloyd. This is a spoof of the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson combined with all of the essential elements of pantomime, including romantic interludes and knockabout fun. Tickets are £7 or £3 for children aged 12 and under. They are available on the door or can be reserved by phoning (023) 9278 5800. Visit horndeanamdram.com.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. Call (023) 9268 8390.

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. Call (023) 9284 1762.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square. 10.30am. Your street in 1891: The people and their stories. In this workshop Michael Gunton will talk about his research into the people who were living in Boulton Road, Southsea, in 1891, and show how you can research other streets in the same way. Part of Explore Your Archive Week 2016. Places are limited and need to be booked in advance. Call (023) 9268 8046 or e-mail portsmouthhistorycentre@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.