What’s on from Friday, October 14 – Thursday, October 20, 2016

Find out why the forts on Portsdown Hill were built, at a talk on Monday
Find out why the forts on Portsdown Hill were built, at a talk on Monday
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today

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8pm. Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club. Starring Paul Tonkinson, Mark Maier, Stephen Bailey and Damion Larkin (MC). Tickets £15 plus fees, £18 on the door. Call 0844 847 2362 to purchase.

DANCING
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Ballroom and Sequence. Brenda & W Sounds. Lunches available from 12pm. Bar available. Admission is £3. Call Brenda on (023) 92425331 or the community centre on (023) 9269 2914 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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Modern Day Anxieties. A look at the effects of fast-paced, modern day life with stresses and demands on the mind. By local portrait artist Dan Williams. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970. The first major exhibition about the legendary festivals in the 48 years since the first one in 1968. Admission is £3/£2.50. Call (023) 93870 200 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays, The Vulcan Building, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Clay Without Borders. An exhibition of works from local community groups run by The Clay Station. The aim of the project was to give individuals the opportunity to learn the basics of a traditional craft, to be part of a friendly group and to have fun within a safe studio. Call 023 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

GIGS
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.

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

BOOKS

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 10am-12pm. Chapter One. Do you enjoy talking about the books you have read? Then go along to this reading group where you can read, share, discuss and discover new authors. Everyone is welcome. The group meets on the third Saturday of each month.
CONCERTS
PORTSMOUTH: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. 7.30pm. Dragonfly in concert. The band Dragonfly returns to the Church of the Resurrection for an evening of rock music from bands including Genesis, Pink Floyd, Santana and more. in aid of the Elizabeth Foundation. Tickets are £6 and can be bought by calling (023) 9242 1849 or by e-mailing aren.vaughan@elizabeth-foundation.org.

DANCING
FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, PO17 5AL. 7:30pm–10.30pm. Special dance with music played by Chris Stanbury. 50/50 ballroom, Latin American and sequence dancing. All standards welcome. Admission £6. No bar, you can take your own your own drinks. Refreshments will be available in the interval. Ample car parking. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10.30am-3pm. Open day. Have you ever wondered what goes on inside QA hospital? Do you want to learn more about the services the hospital provides? Are you thinking of working with the hospital or of a career in medicine? Then go along to this open day. Free.

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. 2pm–4pm. Messy Church. Designed for families with young children who are welcomed with tea and coffee. Puzzles are available to amuse the children. After this there are a variety of craft activities linked to the theme of the day, determined by the Bible story chosen each month. A short celebration follows.

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

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

SOUTHSEA: The Royal Albert, 115 Albert Road. 4pm-1am. Fundraising event. For Evan Parry, who is fighting cancer for the second time at nine years old. Tickets are £5 from 07868 558304. DJ/producer Nicky Holloway will be playing. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Weekend opening is according to the availability of volunteers. Volunteers wanted.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum (above the fire station), 10B North Street, PO10 7DD. 10.30am-4.30pm. Treasure in Store: Art and Artefacts Revealed. This exhibition brings to light objects, posters, pictures and prints that have been hidden away, waiting for their oportunity to shine. Admission is free. Stairlift available. Everyone welcome.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Modern Day Anxieties. A look at the effects of fast-paced, modern day life with stresses and demands on the mind. By local portrait artist Dan Williams. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10am-2pm. The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970. The first major exhibition about the legendary festivals in the 48 years since the first one in 1968. Admission is £3/£2.50. Call (023) 93870 200 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays, The Vulcan Building, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Clay Without Borders. An exhibition of works from local community groups run by The Clay Station. The aim of the project was to give individuals the opportunity to learn the basics of a traditional craft, to be part of a friendly group and to have fun within a safe studio. Call 023 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

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: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, PO3 5XT. 7.30pm. 80th Anniversary Concert. Portsmouth Light Orchestra. Admission £7. Included in the admission price is a cup of tea, coffee or fruit juice as well as a slice of cake. Purchase a glass of wine for an extra £2. Call (023) 9237 1135.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 4.15pm. Music Foundation Concert. St Mary’s Choir invite you to ‘Come and Sing’ Evensong. Join the choir for a cream tea and a chance to rehearse, and then sing at Choral Evensong (at 6.30pm). A charge will in aid of the St Mary’s Music Foundation, which supports young people in developing their musical skills, will be made.

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 01329 519 765.

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. This is the last day of the year that this event will run.

FARLINGTON: St Andrew’s Church. 3pm.Trafalgar commemoration service. This annual event commemorates those who fought in the sea battle. It will be led by Simon Lemieux, head of history and politics at Portsmouth Grammar School and a licensed Reader in the Church of England. The service will conclude with a visit to the grave of Thomas Atkinson, master of several of Admiral Lord Nelson’s flagships including Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, who is buried in the graveyard at this church. Call (023) 9242 1849 for more details.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way. 10.30am-12.30pm. Morning worship. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way. 4pm-5pm. Family Discovery Hour. Creativity and fun for everyone. Refreshments afterwards.

People of all ages are very welcome. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Tongues and Grooves at the Square Tower, Broad Street, PO1 2ND. 7pm-10pm. Poetry on the Spot. With Bob Hill and Paul Canon Harris. Bournemouth’s premiere spoken word game comes to town. Open-mic. 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. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Weekend opening is according to the availability of volunteers. Volunteers wanted.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum (above the fire station), 10B North Street, PO10 7DD. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Treasure in Store: Art and Artefacts Revealed. This exhibition brings to light objects, posters, pictures and prints that have been hidden away, waiting for their oportunity to shine. Admission is free. Stairlift available. Everyone welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays, The Vulcan Building, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Clay Without Borders. An exhibition of works from local community groups run by The Clay Station. The aim of the project was to give individuals the opportunity to learn the basics of a traditional craft, to be part of a friendly group and to have fun within a safe studio. Call 023 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

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
SOUTHSEA: Rosies Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove, PO5 1JF. 8.30pm-11pm. Milton James Hot 4. Traditional jazz band. Admision free (for eating, pre-booking is essential. Call (023) 9275 5944 or visit rosies-vineyard.co.uk.

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.

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. 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.

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.

EMSWORTH: Mountford Rooms, Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, PO10 7DD. 7.30pm. Digging for Defence: Fort Nelson 1860-1914. A talk by Philip Magrath. What was the reason behind the building of five huge fortifications on Portsdown Hill in the 19th century? Philip will answer this and many other questions in his talk. Admission is £2 for members of Emsworth Maritime and Historical Trust and £3 for non-members. Call 01243 378 091 or visit emsworthmuseum.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 2pm-4pm. Relax with colouring. For adults. Beat stress and aid relaxation. Drop-in.

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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Modern Day Anxieties. A look at the effects of fast-paced, modern day life with stresses and demands on the mind. By local portrait artist Dan Williams. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970. The first major exhibition about the legendary festivals in the 48 years since the first one in 1968. Admission is £3/£2.50. Call (023) 93870 200 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

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.

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College. 7pm. The role of Malta in the Second World War. A talk by Bob Horner.
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way. 7pm-10pm. Guitar workshop. Call (023) 9217 6400.

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.

EVENTS
FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Variety club. Every Tuesday.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way. 10am-11am. Mums and Tots. Call (023) 9217 6400.

HAVANT: Saint Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant, PO9 1PP. 7.15pm-9.45pm. 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.

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.

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.

PETERSFIELD: The Townhouse, 28 High Street, GU32 3JL.7.15pm for 7.30pm-10.30pm. Open-mic plus a guest – Hylda Sims. Petersfield Write Angle Poetry and Music meeting. Admission is £6. Visit petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk.

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.
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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Modern Day Anxieties. A look at the effects of fast-paced, modern day life with stresses and demands on the mind. By local portrait artist Dan Williams. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970. The first major exhibition about the legendary festivals in the 48 years since the first one in 1968. Admission is £3/£2.50. Call (023) 93870 200 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
FILMS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 11am, 2pm or 5pm. The Battle of the Somme. A special screening to mark one hundred years since one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War. Shot and screened in 1916, this UNESCO listed film was the first feature length documentary about war. Upon release it was watched by about 20 million people. A century later this unique footage, now in the care of Imperial War Museums, is being shown to audiences around the world with a specially commissioned orchestral soundtrack composed by Laura Rossi. Free. No booking is required but places will be limited due to room size.

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

WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre. 7.30pm. The Red Arrows – Selection and Training. Artist and popular speaker Colin van Geffen looks at the introduction and development of formation and display flying, then focuses on the selection and training of the pilots of the Red Arrows, with a look behind the scenes at some of the other activities carried out by the team, including the Blues. Tickets £5. Call (023) 9250 3280

PORTSMOUTH: Railman’s Social Club, Selbourne Terrace, Portsmouth opposite. 7.30pm. Simon Foote, the 8.35am from Waterloo. Admission is by a donation of £2 which will be used to fund the Watercress Line.Call (023) 9267 1251.

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.

WATERLOOVILLE: Cowplain Social Club, PO8 8EN. 7.30pm–10pm. Ballroom, Latin American and sequence dancing. £2 for social club members, non-members can be signed in at the door. Bar available. All standards welcomed. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS
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. Horce racing. 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.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way. 3.30pm-4.30pm. Discoverer’s Club. For ages four to 12. Call (023) 9217 6400.

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.

PURBROOK: Christchurch Hall, London Road, Widley, PO7 5AX. 7.45pm-9pm. Free come and sing course. For 6 weeks (started Sept 21), finishing with an event for family and friends. Suitable for both new and experienced singers. Help will be given with singing in an a cappella style. Music provided.Call 07796 136487, 07709 617348 or visit singinportsmouth.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Lord Mayor’s Banqueting Room, Guildhall. 2.30pm. The Armchair Traveller. A big screen video journey, featuring San Francisco to Yosemite and The Sequoia National Parks, Exploring Portugal’s Douro Valley, and Chester and the Welsh Borderlands.Raising funds in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, and the Naomi House Children’s Hospice. Tickets £4.50, includes refreshments. Get tickets from Guildhall reception or by calling (023) 9238 1634.
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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Modern Day Anxieties. A look at the effects of fast-paced, modern day life with stresses and demands on the mind. By local portrait artist Dan Williams. Free admission. PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970. The first major exhibition about the legendary festivals in the 48 years since the first one in 1968. Admission is £3/£2.50. Call (023) 93870 200 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays, The Vulcan Building, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Clay Without Borders. An exhibition of works from local community groups run by The Clay Station. The aim of the project was to give individuals the opportunity to learn the basics of a traditional craft, to be part of a friendly group and to have fun within a safe studio. Call 023 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

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.

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.

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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. An Evening of Clairvoyance with Jenny Docherty. Jenny Docherty hosts another of her evenings of clairvoyance. She creates a warm and friendly atmosphere, has a great sense of humour and speaks as she finds. Tickets are £8, includes refreshments. Call (023) 9252 3463 for more information.

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

SOUTHSEA: St. James’ Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singercise. A seated fun activity session to music for older and disabled people, in order to help 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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Modern Day Anxieties. A look at the effects of fast-paced, modern day life with stresses and demands on the mind. By local portrait artist Dan Williams. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970. The first major exhibition about the legendary festivals in the 48 years since the first one in 1968. Admission is £3/£2.50. Call (023) 93870 200.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays, The Vulcan Building, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Clay Without Borders. An exhibition of works from local community groups run by The Clay Station. The aim of the project was to give individuals the opportunity to learn the basics of a traditional craft, to be part of a friendly group and to have fun within a safe studio. Call 023 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

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 fo rmore 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.
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. Call (023) 9273 7370 for more information.

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 more information.

WORKSHOPS
GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 3.30pm-4.30pm.Krafty Kids – Potty Pots. Make your own clay pot or decorate one. 50p per child. Suitable for ages five to 10. Parents/carers must remain in the library during the activity. Free, no need to book, but places are limited. Call (023) 9252 4608 for more information.