What’s on from Friday, November 4 – Thursday, November 10, 2016

There's a firework display at the Recreation Ground at Links Lane, Rowlands Castle, tomorrow
There's a firework display at the Recreation Ground at Links Lane, Rowlands Castle, tomorrow

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today

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. 
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.

FIREWORKS

FAREHAM: Henry Cort Community College, Hillson Drive, PO15 6PH. Gates open at 6pm, fireworks are at 7pm. Firework display. Tickets are on sale now. Gate prices are higher – £6.50/£4.50/£15.00. Book by visiting henry-cort.hants.sch.uk.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. China Lake. 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 4. Traditional jazz band. Admission is free but for eating, pre-booking is essential. Call (023) 9275 5944 or visit rosies-vineyard.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow.
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
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. Call (023) 9268 8390.

tomorrow

COFFEE

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 10.30am. Coffee morning. A chance to raise some funds with coffee, chat, and cakes.

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.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Community Hall, North Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Ballroom and Latin American sequence dancing. Singles welcome. Admission £6, includes refreshments. The organisers have more than 90 years of dancing experience between them. Call Eileen on 07887 744419.

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.

GOSPORT: Elson Library, Chantry Road. 10am-12pm. Colouring for adults. Relax and enjoy an hour or two of colouring, and colour away your daily stresses and anxieties. All materials are provided, just drop-in.

GOSPORT: Gosport Waterfront Baptist Church, Unit 2, Cooperage Green. 2pm-4pm. Saturday Social. Free admission, all ages welcome. Pool, table tennis, table footy, crafts, childrens activities, and a swap shop. Free hot snacks and drinks. Call 07946 835066 or visit gosportwaterfrontbaptistchurch.org for more information.

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

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.

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. 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-5pm. Not Only The Trenches. See ‘Today’ for full details.

FIREWORKS

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Recreation Ground. 5.30pm-7pm. RCA Firework Night. A funfair, side shows, food and drink will be available. Admission is £5 per adult, children under 16yrs go free.

GIGS
SARISBURY: Park Gate Royal British Legion, 366 Brook Lane, SO31 7DP. 8pm-10.30pm. The Clive New Big Band. Admission free. Call (023) 9269 3988 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Somethin’ Else. Rock and sax party band.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Waverley Bowls Club, 91 Waverley Road, PO5 2PL. 8.30pm until late. Kenny Mayes. 50s and 60s music. All welcome.

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

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. Call Maureen on 01329 519 765.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church Fratton Road. 10am. Sunday mass. With guest preacher Very Revd Jane Hedges, Dean of Norwich.
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. 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.
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.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.

STAGE
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 7.30pm. Macbeth. 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

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Catholic Church hall, South Place. 10am-1pm. Coffee, Cake and Lunch Tuesdays. In aid of Lee-on-the-Solent charities. 
CONCERTS
COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Cosham Keyboard and Music Club concert. Ryan Edwards will be playing various types of music for all to enjoy. Non-members £5, all are welcome. Call (023) 9237 6313 for more information.

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: 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: 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.

SOUTHSEA: St Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road. 2.30pm. Annual General Meeting of the Birthplace Branch of the Dickens Fellowship. Bring and buy sale plus a discussion of the group’s book of the year, A Tale of Two Cities. Call (023) 9266 4205 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.
STAGE
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 7.30pm. Macbeth. See ‘Today’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, 7.30pm-9.30pm. From Piecing to Quilting. Scrap Happy Quilters meeting. A talk by Annelize Littlefair. Admission is £3.50 for non-members. New members are welcome. Call (023) 9258 5194.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore group walk. A walk with views of Portchester Castle. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime group walk. A brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. 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.

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm. A speaker. 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.

GOSPORT: The Scout Hut, Clayhall Road. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Hampshire Genealogical Society, Gosport Group meeting. All welcome. Free for the first three visits. Call Marilyn Lovett on (023) 9258 5194.

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.

GIGS
GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Charleston Jazz Band from Holland. 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.
STAGE
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 7.30pm. Macbeth. See ‘Today’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Portchester Castle, meet in the main car park. 2pm. Group walk. 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.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Group walk. Take in the views of the Emirates Spinnaker Tower. 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: 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

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 07989 124089.

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.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299.

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.

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.

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 (023) 9268 8705.

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 (023) 9268 8705.

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-8pm. 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.

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 for more information.

MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Baptist Church Hall, North Street, PO10 7BY. 10am-12pm. Emsworth Country Market.

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
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 7.30pm. Macbeth. See ‘Today’ for full details.

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. 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. Call (023) 9284 1762.

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College. 7.30pm. Alan Mak. The Conservative MP for Havant will give a talk.