Things to do around Portsmouth this weekend

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Here’s our guide to some of the events being held in and around Portsmouth this weekend.

Today you can help an animal charity at a coffee morning starting at 10am at St Faith’s Church in Crasswell Street. It’s in aid of the Brooke Charity – an international animal welfare charity dedicated to improving the lives of working animals in the Middle East and elsewhere.

For the more energetic, there’s a chance to help two other great causes. All proceeds from a charity dance at St Colman’s Hall, St Colman’s Avenue, Portsmouth go to the Rocky Appeal and the Hampshire and Isle Of Wight Ambulance Service. Call Pauline on 07989 124089 for more details.

There’s a concert at the Holy Trinity Church in Fareham at 7.30pm tonight featuring the Fareham Philharmonic Choir concert. The choir will be singing John Rutter’s Magnificat, Michael Hurd’s Five Sacred Pieces, Bob Chilcott’s Little Jazz Mass and Benjamin Britten’s Te Deum and Jubilate. Tickets are £12, £10 for concessions, and £2 for under 16s. Get them by calling Jane Moon on 01329 664 948 or get them on the door.

At Copnor Methodist Church from 1.30pm-5.30pm. this afternoon, Copnor Crafters are inviting your to bring your own craft to do and £4 to cover costs, including refreshments. Call 07718 920719 for more information.

Among the pub gigs tonight is an appearance by Absolute Zero at the Golden Eagle in Southsea.

Tomorrow at 8pm there is a Remebrance Concert at St Thomas’s Cathedral in Old Portsmouth. The London Mozart Players join musicians from The Portsmouth Grammar School for the annual Remembrance Concert.

And at the Salvation Army Citadel in Albert Road Southsea at 6pm tomorrow there is a Service of Remembrance with the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Portsmouth, and featuring pupils from St John’s College and Portsmouth High School.

The Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street is between 10am-3.30pm tomorrow staging an Autumn Transport Fair. Stalls, including a Rowans Hospice stall, refreshments, model displays and free bus rides. Admission is £1.50. E-mail vtransportgroup@btinternet.com. One minutes silence will be given at 11am.

Between 10am-4pm tomorrow, Ferneham Hall in Osborn Road, Fareham, is hosting an Antique And Collectors Fair. Admission is £1.50. There’ll be a wide variety of antiques and collectables including pottery, porcelain, gold and silver, glass, jewellery, art deco, military badges, plus coins, stamps and postcards. Buying and selling. Call 07747 604541 or visit emmottpromotions.co.uk.

And between 11am-4pm why not pop along to the Port Solent Waterside Market for an array of gifts, jewellery, food and drink and other hand-made crafts. It’s an opportunity for early Christmas shopping.

For a good walk, meet at The Good Companion pub at Moorings Way at 2.30pm tomorrow for the Milton Foreshore group walk. It’s 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.

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