What’s on from Friday, September 30 – Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Saturday Social event is back at Gosport tomorrow

The Saturday Social event is back at Gosport tomorrow

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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.
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). An important and influential figure in the British art world during the 1920s, Wood developed a ‘faux-naïve’ style as he navigated a path between the representational painting of the Edwardian era and the new style of abstraction of the 1930s. A celebration of the magnitude of the artist’s achievement in the ten years before his premature death, aged just 29, this comprehensive review explores the enduring paradox between the primitive and the sophisticated in Wood’s oeuvre. 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
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm until late. Non-stop classic rock from the 70s and 80s. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.
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. STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk, PO1 2DD. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Al Murray: Let’s Go Backwards Together. The nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray – the pub landlord, is bringing his common sense crusade to Portsmouth in his brand new show; Let’s Go Backwards Together. We live in troubling times. Europe. The NHS. The Middle East. The gathering storm of fortnightly bin collections. Who knows where it will all end? Tickets £27.50. Call (023) 9264 9000 or visit newtheatreroyal.com to book.

WALKS & TALKS
FARLINGTON: Meet in third car park at Farlington Marshes. 10.30am. Farlington Marshes walk. Sturdy shoes for this walk across farmland and exposed open footpaths around the marshes. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

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 for more information.

tomorrow

COFFEE

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street. 10am. Coffee morning and mini market. Coffee, chat, cakes, a chance to raise funds and to help mark the celebrations for St Faith’s Day.

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: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road. 10am-12pm. Colouring for adults. Relax and enjoy an hour or two of colouring away your daily stresses and anxieties. All materials are provided, just drop-in.

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

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.

HAYLING ISLAND: Seacourt Tennis Club, 20 Victoria Avenue. 2pm-7pm. Open day. Seacourt is a unique sports club which offers all racket sports, this is an opportunity for all ages and abilities to try out the facilities for free. There’s also a gym on site and the club offers fitness classes as well as junior after school clubs in lawn tennis, real tennis, badminton and squash. Food and refreshments will be available.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm. Build your own Portsmouth. Family activity. Create a model of your favourite Portsmouth building and add it to the cardboard city. Suitable for families with children aged five to 11. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, places are limited so booking is recommended. Call (023) 9283 4744.
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. 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). An important and influential figure in the British art world during the 1920s, Wood developed a ‘faux-naïve’ style as he navigated a path between the representational painting of the Edwardian era and the new style of abstraction of the 1930s. A celebration of the magnitude of the artist’s achievement in the ten years before his premature death, aged just 29, this comprehensive review explores the enduring paradox between the primitive and the sophisticated in Wood’s oeuvre. 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 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.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm until late. Mary Jane. Celtic rock band. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

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
GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road, PO12 3PX. 2pm. Theatre organ concert. Starring David Redfern. Tickets are £6, avilable on the door. Call 01329 310 592.

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
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.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BD. 10.30am-12.30pm. Communion. Call (023) 9217 6400.

MIDHURST: The New Grange Centre, Bepton Road, GU29 9HD. 10.30am-4pm. Antique and collectors fair. Admission £1.50. A wide variety of antiques and collectables including pottery, porcelain, gold and silver, glass, jewellery, coins, fashion accessories, military badges and postcards. Buying and selling. Large free car park adjoining. Call 07747 604541 or visit emmottpromotions.co.uk.
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.

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). An important and influential figure in the British art world during the 1920s, Wood developed a ‘faux-naïve’ style as he navigated a path between the representational painting of the Edwardian era and the new style of abstraction of the 1930s. A celebration of the magnitude of the artist’s achievement in the ten years before his premature death, aged just 29, this comprehensive review explores the enduring paradox between the primitive and the sophisticated in Wood’s oeuvre. Call 01243 774557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

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

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way. 4pm. Dinner and a film. The film is Do You Believe. A separate children’s film will be shown at the same time on the first floor of the church and there will be free drinks and snacks throughout. Free dinner and fellowship afterwards. Call (023) 9217 6400 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.

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.

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.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BD. 7pm-10pm. Guitar workshop. Call (023) 9217 6400.

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. 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.

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, 441 Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BD. 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 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 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.

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. 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
LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Meet at Elmore Car Park, PO13 9BW, next to the Fishing Club Compound. 10am. Lee Historic Waterfront Walk and Talk. Learn about the waterfront history of Lee-on-the-Solent. The walk lasts about 90 minutes and will be lead by John Green. For more information call Ray Harding on (023) 9255 1706.

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

COFFEE

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

PORTSMOUTH: Scout Headquarters, Paignton Avenue, Baffins. 10am. 54th Portsmouth Scout Group coffee morning. Coffee, bric-a-brac, books, clothing etc.

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

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

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

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

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the Museum. A group for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote undrstanding about life in the services, and life for covilians during times of conflict. Takes place on the first Wednesday of each month. Booking not necessary. Call (023) 9284 1762 or e-mail iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, 441 Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BD. 3pm-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: St. Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, 12pm. Mass and charity lunch. The money raised will be used to support a charity.

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.

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
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. The Norman Conquest. The Battle of Hastings was fought in 1066, 950 years later it is time to reassess the Norman Conquest and its impact on Britain’s culture and history. An entertaining and informative talk by popular historian and speaker Rupert Matthews. Tickets are £5. Call (023) 9252 3463.

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 King George V Playing Fields car park, Northern Road. 2pm. Lakeside North Harbour group walk. A walk around the lake. 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

CONCERTS
PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Royal Marine School of Music Concert.

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 any further 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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 11am-1pm. General Knowledge Bingo Quiz. Churchers Bolitho Way Solicitors would like to invite members of the community to a free quiz about Gosport. First and second place prizes are available. Free.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street. 7.30pm. St Faith’s Patronal Mass. A celebration of the church’s life and the community it serves. The service will be followed by refreshments. A chance to meet old friends and to make new ones.

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. 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 for more information.
FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays, Gunwharf Road, PO1 3TA. 1pm. Senior screening of Absolutely Fabulous (15). For those aged 60 and over. Customers will get a complimentary cup of coffee or tea and biscuits with the purchase of the £3.99 ticket. Visit myvue.com for more information.

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 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.

WALKS & TALKS
HILSEA: Meet in Scott Road car park, off Military Road. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines group walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ where there is an abundance of wildlife. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
HILSEA: Meet at the Mountbatten Centre entrance of Alexandra Park. 6.30pm. Group walk. The flat, paved circular route follows the shore line along the pedestrian footpath up to Hilsea Lido and back. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9284 1762 for information. 
WORKSHOPS
GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 3.30pm-4.30pm. Krafty Kids – Angry Birds. Craft activities. 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.

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