What’s on from Friday, September 16 – Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Square Towers monthly exhibition of art work is on Sunday
The Square Towers monthly exhibition of art work is on Sunday
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today

DANCING
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, 1.30pm-4pm. Ballroom and sequence dancing. Brenda & W Sounds. Lunches are available from 12pm. There is also a bar. Admission £3. For more information call Brenda on (023) 9242 5331 or the community centre on (023) 9269 2914.

EVENTS
FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 11.15am-12.30pm. Table tennis. Every Friday.

PORTSMOUTH: 7.30pm. 54th Portsmouth (Great Salterns) Scout Group Reunion. Reunion of past members to celebrate 70 years since the foundation and 40 years since the opening of the group headquarters. With a finger buffet during the evening. E-mail your attendance to gsl.54th@gmail.com, at which point the location of the event will be confirmed.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends’ Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Exhibition organised by League of Friends. June Cousin, ‘Belinda’ and Michael Taylor. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre

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

GIGS
BOARHUNT: Boarhunt Blues Club, Trampers Lane, PO17 6BH. Greg Coulson Band. Tickets from 07445 861519.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Spike’s Leg-endary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. All the rock classics of the ’ 70s and ’80s. Call (023) 9282 0896.

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

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9am-12pm. Stubbington Country Market. 
STAGE
HAVANT: The Spring Arts And Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Habeas Corpus. A play by Alan Bennett.
Call (023) 9247 2700.

WALKS & TALKS
SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

tomorrow

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. Meets on the third Saturday of each month.

DANCING
FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, PO17 5AL. 7.30pm–10.30pm. 50/50 Ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing. All standards welcomed. Admission £4. No bar, but you can take your own drinks. Tea, coffee and refreshments are available in the interval. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 7.30pm-11pm. 78 Club 50-50 Dance. Admission £6 for members. £7.50 for non-members.

EVENTS
COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre. 10.30am-2.30pm. Art, craft and gift market.

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. 2pm-4pm. Messy Church. Messy Church. Families are welcomed with tea or 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 to share the results of the activities, consisting of storytelling and simple prayers. Meal and drinks to follow. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church, 134 West Street, P09 1LP. 11am-1pm. Jumble sale.

Clothes, nearly new, shoes, linens, books, bric-a-brac, toys, CDs and DVDs.All proceeds to The Havant Passion Play. Admission 20p, children free.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Parish Rooms, 10am-2pm. Table top sale for the Retired Greyhound Trust. Jewellery, books, CDs, DVDs, bric-a-brac and more. Tea, coffee and cakes. Free entry. Call 07821 815715.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends’ Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Exhibition organised by League of Friends. June Cousin, ‘Belinda’ and Michael Taylor. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Weekend opening is according to the availability of volunteers.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Christopher Wood: Sophisticated Primitive. A major exhibition on the life and art of British artist Christopher Wood (1901-1930). Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Laura Ford: Beauty in the Beast. An installation by leading contemporary sculptor Laura Ford. A group of bronze sculptures including Espaliered Woman (2007), Lion (2014) and Behemoth (2016) form a conversation with the formal architecture of the courtyard, and are accompanied by a series of ceramic sculptures and drawings in the Garden Gallery. Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre

Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm.

Modern Day Anxieties. A look at the effects of a 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.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Blackout. ‘80s covers rock band.

SOUTHSEA: Nelson’s Bar, Southsea Caravan Park. 8pm until late. Kenny Mayes ’50s and ’60s music. Free admission.
STAGE
HAVANT: The Spring Arts And Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Habeas Corpus. A play by Alan Bennett. Call (023) 9247 2700.

WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Blue Lagoon. 10.30am. Hilsea Lido walk. Walk along the foreshore footpath to the Mountbatten Centre and back. Flat and paved route. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762 for more information.

sunday

DANCING
SARISBURY: 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
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.

FRATTON: Southern end of Fratton Road, 10am–4pm. Fratton Family Festival. The second festival celebrating life in Fratton organized by Fratton Big Local. Live music and activities and entertainment for all ages.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BD. 4pm-5pm. Family Discovery Hour. Call (023) 9217 6400 or visit bethelleighpark.org.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BD. 10.30am-2pm. Special baptism service. Call (023) 9217 6400 or visit bethelleighpark.org.
PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, Broad Street, Old Portsmouth, 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 free. The vintage tea room will be serving home made cakes and beverages.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 4pm. They Came With Outer Script. Part of the Making Waves Film Festival. An afternoon of improvised fun and games. No two shows are ever the same, featuring all manner of weird and wonderful creations from your suggestions. Stories and characters are created on the spot along with classic movie moments. Suitable for all the family. Book tickets at kingsportsmouth.co.uk.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. June Cousin, ‘Belinda’ and Michael Taylor. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information. Weekend opening is according to the availability of volunteers.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Christopher Wood: Sophisticated Primitive. A major exhibition on the life and art of British artist Christopher Wood (1901-1930).

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Laura Ford: Beauty in the Beast. An installation by leading contemporary sculptor Laura Ford. A group of bronze sculptures including Espaliered Woman (2007), Lion (2014) and Behemoth (2016) form a conversation with the formal architecture of the courtyard, and are accompanied by a series of ceramic sculptures and drawings in the Garden Gallery. Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk. 
FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: The Beanbag Cinema Club, 174 Milton Road. 1pm & 6pm. Sunday Screenings. Jumanji will be showing at 1pm, and Shawshank Redemption at 6pm. Admisison is £5 for adults, £3 for under 16s or £15 for a family ticket. Refreshments available. Call (023) 9285 1450 or visit oldbarnmilton.co.uk. 
TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Highland Road Cemetery, Highland Road. 2pm. Tour and information day. £3 per person. Chapel opens 12pm-4pm and displays record more than 1,000 stories of those interred. Entrance to the chapel is free. All profits go to the friends of the cemetery. Call (023) 9266 8657.

WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore walk. A brisk walk over uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. New walkers should arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762.

monday

CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: St Swithun’s Church Hall, PO5 2PL. 6pm-8.30pm. Martial arts. Tai Chi 6-7pm and Kung Fu 7-8.30pm. First lesson free. Call 078130 06569 for more information.

COFFEE

COPNOR: North End Baptist Church, Powerscourt Road. 10am-12pm. Copnor Coffee Club. A group for those aged 50+ 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 £3. Parking available.

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

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. 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+ 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. £2.50. Call Carole on (023) 9261 5916.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 2pm-4pm. Relax with Colouring. For adults. Research has found that colouring is a great way to beat stress, it also aids relaxation. Drop-in, all materials are provided.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends’ Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Exhibition organised by League of Friends. June Cousin, ‘Belinda’ and Michael Taylor. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information. Volunteers wanted.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre

Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm.

Modern Day Anxieties. A look at the effects of a 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.

WALKS & TALKS
FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

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

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, Memorial where the buses terminate. 1pm. Canoe Lake walk. Slow short 30-minute walk. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College, Grove Road South. 4pm. Tracey Curtis Taylor. Tracey Curtis Taylor is the self-styled Bird in a Biplane, who flew from England to Australia earlier this year in a 1942 Boeing Stearman plane. She will be talking about her epic adventure and her love of vintage aviation.
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BD. 7pm-10pm. Guitar workshop. Call (023) 9217 6400 or visit bethelleighpark.org.

tuesday

COFFEE

GOSPORT: White Hart, 195 Stoke Road, PO12 2JE. 10am-12pm. Coffee and cake. Drop in for a coffee and enjoy time with friends while raising funds for The Rowans Hospice. Admission £2.50, includes tea, coffee and cake. Organised by the Gosport Support Group. Call Margaret on (023) 9258 9410 if you need more details.

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
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2, includes tea and biscuits.

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.

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, Elson, PO12 4NG. 1.30pm-2pm. Rhymetime. Every Tuesday in the children’s library. Free toe-tapping, hand-clapping, knee-jogging fun for babies and toddlers. It’s fun, free and friendly. Just drop in. During term-time only. Parents/carers to remain with their children.

HAVANT: Saint Faith’s Church hall, The Pallant, PO9 1PP. 7.15pm-9.45pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Seeking new members. Go along and sit in on one of the rehearsal evenings. Now rehearsing for the Royal Albert Hall in October. Call David Stretton on (023) 9245 3634 or visit solentmalevoicechoir.org.

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, PO9 2RS. 7pm. Bridge Players Wanted. Bridge club needing new members. Meet every Tuesday evening. Beginners are welcome, but some knowledge and experience of bridge is necessary. No need to bring a partner. Call Angela and Nigel Peake on 01243 372718 or e-mail angela.nigel.peake@gmail.com for more information.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BD. 10am-11am. Mums’ and Tots’ Group. Call (023) 9217 6400 or visit bethelleighpark.org.

HILSEA: Howard Road Community Centre, Howard Road, off Northern Parade. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hilsea Social Group. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705.

PETERSFIELD: The Townhouse, 28 High Street, GU32 3JL. 7.15pm for 7.30pm.Petersfield Write Angle Poetry and Music – Joelle Taylor and open-mic. Admission £5. Joelle Taylor is a shape-shifter, myth maker, linguistic risk taker, poetical activist and surrealist. Open-mic is for those of you who want to perform your own poetry.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse Pub, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50+. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends’ Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Exhibition organised by League of Friends. June Cousin, ‘Belinda’ and Michael Taylor. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Christopher Wood: Sophisticated Primitive. A major exhibition on the life and art of British artist Christopher Wood (1901-1930).

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Laura Ford: Beauty in the Beast. An installation by leading contemporary sculptor Laura Ford. A group of bronze sculptures including Espaliered Woman (2007), Lion (2014) and Behemoth (2016) form a conversation with the formal architecture of the courtyard, and are accompanied by a series of ceramic sculptures and drawings in the Garden Gallery. Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre

Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm.

Modern Day Anxieties. A look at the effects of a 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.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall. 7pm. The Jive Aces. Six-piece group from the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2012. Tickets are £15.50. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/events/the-jive-aces. 
STAGE
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Full Monty. A musical by David Yazbek and Terrence McNally. Call 01329 231942.

WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: Railman’s Social Club, Selbourne Terrace. 7.30pm. Derek Spicer, Britain’s Railways in the 1960s part 2. Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society Portsmouth Regional Group meeting. All are welcome. Admission is by a donation of £2, which is used to fund the Watercress Line. For more information contact Dave Meyer on (023) 9267 1251.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk. Brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the John Pounds Centre, Queen Street. 1.30pm. Walk. A new walk for people living with dementia and their carers. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762 for more information and to book a place.

wednesday

CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: St Luke’s Church Hall, PO5 2PL. 7.30pm-9pm. Martial arts. Kung fu. First lesson is free. Call 07813 006569 for more information.

COFFEE

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library. 10am-12pm. Macmillan coffee morning. For those affected by cancer.

DANCING
FAREHAM: Sarisbury Green Community Centre, The Green, SO31 7AA. 8pm-10pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. Singles welcome. No experience necessary. Ample parking. Bar available. Admission £2.50, includes tea and biscuits. Call Annette on 01489 573114 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Royal Beach Hotel. 1pm-4pm. Social dancing. All types. Music by Steve Kingsley. With the chance to win Sunday lunch for two at the hotel, worth aproximately £40. Admission £4.50. Call (023) 9273 1281 for more information.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 7pm-8pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Cowplain Social Club, PO8 8EN. 7:30pm–10pm. Ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing. £2 for social club members, non-members can be signed in at the door. Bar available. All standards welcomed. For further information call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

CATHERINGTON: Catherington Village Hall. 7.30pm. Horndean Camera Club meeting. The club meets 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. Skittles. 55 Social Club meeting. Membership to the club is open open to anyone aged 55 or over. 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.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BD. 3pm-4pm. Discoverer’s Club. For ages four to 12 with a new format and schedule. Call (023) 9217 6400 or visit bethelleighpark.org.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-12.30pm. Lee Residents Community Table Top and Craft Sale. Admission free, tea, coffee and biscuits 50p.

PURBROOK: Christchurch Hall, London Road, Widley, PO7 5AX. 7.45pm-9pm. Free come and sing course. For six weeks (starting 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.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks. A group for those aged 50+ wanting to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 4pm. Saturday Night Fever Disco Ball. Before watching this ’70s cinema classic Saturday Night Fever, join professional choreographer Ashley Johnson as he teaches you the moves so you can strut your stuff on the dance floor and become the ultimate disco diva. Platforms and tight white trousers are recommended. Book tickets at kingsportsmouth.co.uk.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends’ Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Exhibition organised by League of Friends. June Cousin, ‘Belinda’ and Michael Taylor. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information. Volunteers wanted.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Christopher Wood: Sophisticated Primitive. A major exhibition on the life and art of British artist Christopher Wood (1901-1930).

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Laura Ford: Beauty in the Beast. An installation by leading contemporary sculptor Laura Ford. A group of bronze sculptures including Espaliered Woman (2007), Lion (2014) and Behemoth (2016) form a conversation with the formal architecture of the courtyard, and are accompanied by a series of ceramic sculptures and drawings in the Garden Gallery. Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre

Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm.

Modern Day Anxieties. A look at the effects of a 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.

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.
STAGE
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Full Monty. A musical by David Yazbek and Terrence McNally. Call 01329 231942.

WALKS & TALKS
OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

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

SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront walk. Through the Rose and Rock Garden. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-12pm. Mini makers. A world of colour and creativity for those aged five and below. Led by trained arts professionals, each session starts with a story, before the children, along with their parents and guardians, are invited to try their hand at a range of arts activities. £3 per child. Turn up on the day. 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.

WATERLOOVILLE: St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Padnell Road, PO8 8DZ. 8pm-9pm. Ballroom and Latin improvers’ dance class. Admission £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk.

EVENTS
COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. A fresh home-made lunch and dessert, followed by entertainment, which can include bingo, a quiz or a guest speaker. Admission £3.95. Call (023) 9261 7890 for more information.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road, PO6 3EB. 2pm-4pm. Relax with Colouring. For adults. Beat stress and aid relaxation. Drop-in, all materials are provided. Call (023) 9268 8259.

SOUTHSEA: St. James’ Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singercise. Seated fun activity session to music for older and disabled people to help improve fitness. Tea and chat after. Admission £2.50. Call 07754 528814.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12pm. Chat and tea club. A group for those aged 50+ 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. Exhibition organised by League of Friends. June Cousin, ‘Belinda’ and Michael Taylor. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Christopher Wood: Sophisticated Primitive. A major exhibition on the life and art of British artist Christopher Wood (1901-1930). Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Laura Ford: Beauty in the Beast. An installation by leading contemporary sculptor Laura Ford. A group of bronze sculptures including Espaliered Woman (2007), Lion (2014) and Behemoth (2016) form a conversation with the formal architecture of the courtyard, and are accompanied by a series of ceramic sculptures and drawings in the Garden Gallery. Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre

Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm.

Modern Day Anxieties. A look at the effects of a 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.
FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays, Gunwharf Road, PO1 3TA. 1pm. Senior screening of The Jungle Book. For those aged 60+. Customers can also enjoy a get a complementary cup of coffee or tea and biscuits with the purchase of the £3.99 ticket. Visit myvue.com.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm-12am. On Stage @ The RMA. Open-mic night. All welcome – solos, duos and bands. Bands book in advance.

MARKETS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9am-12pm. Stubbington Country Market.

STAGE
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Full Monty. A musical by David Yazbek and Terrence McNally. Call 01329 231942.
TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre,

42 Kent Street, PO13BS. 1pm & 2.30pm. Tour. Meet the artistic director at the theatre. Discover the history behind Groundlings Theatre’s Old Beneficial School on this historical tour. Explore the truth surrounding Charles Dickens’s birth and learn of former pupil Sir Henry Ayers, the man who had a rock in the middle of Australia named after him. Costumed actors will take you through the sights and sounds of this Georgian school. £5 per person. Call (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk.

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