What’s on for Friday, August 14 - Thursday, August 20, 2015

Have breakfast at The Make & The Craft Kitchen in Fratton on Sunday morning. See Sunday's events for details.
Have breakfast at The Make & The Craft Kitchen in Fratton on Sunday morning. See Sunday's events for details.
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FRIDAY

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm.

Ballroom and sequence 50/50. With Brenda & W Sounds. Admission £3, lunches available from midday. Contact (023) 9242 5331 or (023) 9242 5331 for more information.

EVENTS

DRAYTON: Methodist Church, 282 Havant Road, PO6 1PA. 10am and 11am. Gentle pilates. The 10am class is for beginners and seniors, the 11am class is for beginners and improvers. Taught by Nasreen Buchan. Contact (023) 9271 0343 for more information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-5pm. Summer Fun at Fort Nelson. Includes a junior assault course, suitable for children aged three and over, admission £3.50 per child. There will be an artillery in action show every day at 1pm, admission free. Hands On History are interactive sessions taking place between 12.30pm and 3pm every day. You can also go on daily guided tours of the fort at 12.30pm and 3pm, admission £3, under 16s free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Petersfield Museum, The Old Courthouse, GU32 3HX. 10.30am-12.30pm. Craft workshop. This week’s theme is fun with clay. Admission free for children, adult entry fee applies. Visit petersfieldmuseum.co.uk or contact 01730 262601 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 10am-midday. Generate Workshop. Generate is a research project, funded by the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group and run in conjunction with the University of Portsmouth, which aims to explore how visual arts workshops can have a positive benefit on the lives of people with dementia. Admission free. Email vicky@aspex.org.uk or call (023) 9277 8080 to express your interest.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Sickert in Dieppe. Exhibition exploring how the picturesque French seaside resort of Dieppe proved to be such a formative setting for British painter Walter Sickert. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Nek Chand: The Rock Garden Sculptures. An installation of sculptures by internationally renowned outsider artist Nek Chand, creator of the famous sculpture park The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, in India. More than 40 figurative concrete and mosaic works created from found objects and on loan from the Nek Chand Foundation will be on display in the Courtyard Garden and Garden Gallery. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Kenneth Rowntree: A Centenary Exhibition. Touring from the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, this exhibition marks the centenary of the birth of Kenneth Rowntree, known for his works in oil and watercolour. A contemporary of Edward Bawden RA, Michael Rothenstein RA and Eric Ravilious, with whom he became great friends, the influence of a generation of English artist-designers is evident in his range of work. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A new contemporary installation in the Queen Anne townhouse by American multimedia artist Michael Petry. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques employed by students and staff at the Plymouth College of Art, the new work has been created in direct response to the form of the grand staircase. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. St Ives and British Modernism. Marking the centenary of George Dannatt’s birth in 1915, this exhibition will explore a collection which includes a largely unseen and newly conserved group of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints by key figures associated with the St Ives Group of Artists in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, 84 West Street, PO16 0JJ. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Stitchsmiths.Contemporary textile art from Fareham creative group Faze 4, inspired by the permanent displays at the museum. Part of Hampshire Open Studios and Fareham Arts Festival. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/westbury-manor-museum for more information.

GOSPORT: Cafe Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. Mon-Fri 9am-7pm Sat 9am-5pm. The Bad Art Exhibition. An art exhibition by a group of Hayling Island artists who have been painting for years. Their work has been bought by the general public but it is frequently rejected by judges of national exhibitions. These exhibitions are believed to reflect good art, so therefore this rejected work must be bad art, but judge for yourself. Visit haylingarts.co.uk or email haylingarts@talktalk.net.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Pirates! Fact Or Fiction? Go on a journey through pirate history, film and literature from Cilician pirates of the Roman Mediterranean to the golden age pirates of the Caribbean. Meet Vikings, Barbary corsairs and Chinese pirates on the way. Discover facts about the ships, weapons, tactics and usually short lives. Includes costumes from Pirates Of The Caribbean, Peter Pan and Spartacus. Family friendly interactive experience. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5.30pm. Gallipoli: Myth And Memory. An exhibition telling the Royal Navy’s misunderstood story of the bloody Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 which was a major failure and caused over 200,000 Allied casualties with many deaths coming from disease. Admission free with valid ticket.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral. Portsmouth and Hampshire Art Society summer exhibition. Contact phasadmin1@gmail.com for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Pie & Vinyl Poster Show: Gig Posters From Around The World. An exhibition of framed works of contemporary studios from all over the world: North, Central and South America, Europe and across the UK. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Rock Shots: The Portsmouth Music Experience Gallery. Exhibiting 50 years of music photography in Portsmouth and featuring photography by Bob Aylott, Oana Damir, Joe Watson, Kevin Purdy, Steve Whale, Nigel Grundy, Paul Windsor, Tom Langford, Terry Aldridge, Robbie Robertson and Hannah Mesquitta. Admission free, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, third floor gallery, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. 9.30am-5pm Mon & Fri, 9.30am-6pm Tues, Wed & Thurs 10am-3.30pm Sat. Nature Exposed. Photographic exhibition by Dr Asim K. Dasgupta showcasing 30 photographs that capture the beauty of nature in its myriad forms. Admission free. Contact (023) 9268 8057 for more information.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95 North Street. Retromatic.

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 7.30pm. The Beautiful Ghost and Bizarre Tales Tour. Renowned Australian singer, Beck Sian together with acclaimed UK guitarist, Jonathan Kershaw perform together. Tickets £8. Visit groundlings.co.uk or contact (023) 9273 7370 for more information and bookings.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Monster. Rock covers band.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. Mack And Mabel. Based on the true romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand. Tickets £15-£45. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

CHICHESTER: Cass Sculpture Foundation. 7.15pm. Running Wild. The tale of a young boy and an elephant who carries him through the jungle after the 2004 Indonesian tsunami. Tickets £23, concessions available. Meet at Chichester College at 6.30pm to be transported by bus for free. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. For Services Rendered. Written in 1932 by W. Somerset Maugham, this is a confrontation of the unspoken consequences of war, loss and trauma on one ordinary English family. Tickets £25-£40. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre. 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. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SATURDAY

EVENTS

DENMEAD: All Saints Church Hall & grounds, Hambledon Road, PO7 6NN. 11am-5pm. Denmead Village Show. Organised by Denmead Horticultural Society. Fruit, flowers, vegetables, homecraft, handicrafts, floral art and photography on display. Includes refreshments, beer tent, dog show, Punch and Judy show, a bouncy castle and lots more. Admission £2.50 for adults, £1.50 for OAPs, children under 14 free.

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95 North Street. Free jukebox.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-5pm. Summer Fun at Fort Nelson. Includes a junior assault course, suitable for children aged three and over, admission £3.50 per child. There will be an artillery in action show every day at 1pm, admission free. Hands On History are interactive sessions taking place between 12.30pm and 3pm every day. You can also go on daily guided tours of the fort at 12.30pm and 3pm, admission £3, under 16s free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

FRATTON: The Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road, PO1 5AA. 2-5pm. Festival Flowers and Mocktails. Make paper and fabric flowers that can be turned into badges, corsages and more. Includes some fruity fizzy mocktails. Admission £25, booking required. Contact (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com.

PORTSMOUTH: United Reformed Church (corner of Edgeware Road, Milton Road, opposite Petrol Station). 10am-4pm. Fun day. A range of activities including table tennis, draughts, face painting, darts, crafts and many others for people of all ages.

Admission free, refreshments will be available. Contact 07532 049513 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Milton Village Hall. PALS 15th Birthday Party. Birthday party for the Partnership for Active Leisure Scheme, organised by Hampshire Teenage Project. Admission free, burgers are £1.50, hot dogs are £1, all other food and drink is free. Contact 02392 671874 for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Sickert in Dieppe. Exhibition exploring how the picturesque French seaside resort of Dieppe proved to be such a formative setting for British painter Walter Sickert. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Nek Chand: The Rock Garden Sculptures. An installation of sculptures by internationally renowned outsider artist Nek Chand, creator of the famous sculpture park The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, in India. More than 40 figurative concrete and mosaic works created from found objects and on loan from the Nek Chand Foundation will be on display in the Courtyard Garden and Garden Gallery. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Kenneth Rowntree: A Centenary Exhibition. Touring from the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, this exhibition marks the centenary of the birth of Kenneth Rowntree, known for his works in oil and watercolour. A contemporary of Edward Bawden RA, Michael Rothenstein RA and Eric Ravilious, with whom he became great friends, the influence of a generation of English artist-designers is evident in his range of work. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A new contemporary installation in the Queen Anne townhouse by American multimedia artist Michael Petry. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques employed by students and staff at the Plymouth College of Art, the new work has been created in direct response to the form of the grand staircase. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. St Ives and British Modernism. Marking the centenary of George Dannatt’s birth in 1915, this exhibition will explore a collection which includes a largely unseen and newly conserved group of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints by key figures associated with the St Ives Group of Artists in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, 84 West Street, PO16 0JJ. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Stitchsmiths.Contemporary textile art from Fareham creative group Faze 4, inspired by the permanent displays at the museum. Part of Hampshire Open Studios and Fareham Arts Festival. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/westbury-manor-museum for more information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

GOSPORT: Cafe Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. Mon-Fri 9am-7pm Sat 9am-5pm. The Bad Art Exhibition. An art exhibition by a group of Hayling Island artists who have been painting for years. Their work has been bought by the general public but it is frequently rejected by judges of national exhibitions. These exhibitions are believed to reflect good art, so therefore this rejected work must be bad art, but judge for yourself. Visit haylingarts.co.uk or email haylingarts@talktalk.net.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Pirates! Fact Or Fiction? Go on a journey through pirate history, film and literature from Cilician pirates of the Roman Mediterranean to the golden age pirates of the Caribbean. Meet Vikings, Barbary corsairs and Chinese pirates on the way. Discover facts about the ships, weapons, tactics and usually short lives. Includes costumes from Pirates Of The Caribbean, Peter Pan and Spartacus. Family friendly interactive experience. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5.30pm. Gallipoli: Myth And Memory. An exhibition telling the Royal Navy’s misunderstood story of the bloody Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 which was a major failure and caused over 200,000 Allied casualties with many deaths coming from disease. Admission free with valid ticket.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Pie & Vinyl Poster Show: Gig Posters From Around The World. An exhibition of framed works of contemporary studios from all over the world: North, Central and South America, Europe and across the UK. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Rock Shots: The Portsmouth Music Experience Gallery. Exhibiting 50 years of music photography in Portsmouth and featuring photography by Bob Aylott, Oana Damir, Joe Watson, Kevin Purdy, Steve Whale, Nigel Grundy, Paul Windsor, Tom Langford, Terry Aldridge, Robbie Robertson and Hannah Mesquitta. Admission free, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, third floor gallery, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. 9.30am-5pm Mon & Fri, 9.30am-6pm Tues, Wed & Thurs 10am-3.30pm Sat. Nature Exposed. Photographic exhibition by Dr Asim K. Dasgupta showcasing 30 photographs that capture the beauty of nature in its myriad forms. Admission free. Contact (023) 9268 8057 for more information.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106 Copnor Road, PO3 5AN. 9pm. Paparazzi. Live music. Admission free.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Amy. Punk, pop and rock band.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2.45pm & 7.45pm. For Services Rendered. Written in 1932 by W. Somerset Maugham, this is a confrontation of the unspoken consequences of war, loss and trauma on one ordinary English family. Tickets £25-£40. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Mack And Mabel. Based on the true romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand. Tickets £15-£45. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

CHICHESTER: Cass Sculpture Foundation. 7.15pm. Running Wild. The tale of a young boy and an elephant who carries him through the jungle after the 2004 Indonesian tsunami. Tickets £23, concessions available. Meet at Chichester College at 6.30pm to be transported by bus for free. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

SUNDAY

DANCING

FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, PO17 5AL. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. Admission £3, including tea and biscuits. Large car park. Contact 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Highland Road Cemetery. 12pm. Tour and information day. The chapel will open at midday with 800 displays, entry is free. The tour starts from the chapel at 2pm and costs £3. Organised by the Friends of Highland Road Cemetery. For more information contact (023) 9266 8657.

PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, Broad Street, Old Portsmouth PO1 2JE. 11am-4pm. Crafts in the Tower. An exhibition of original artwork by selected local artists, designers and makers. Admission free. Visit craftsinthetower.co.uk for more information.

EVENTS

CLANFIELD: Clanfield Memorial Hall. 2pm. Clanfield Village Horticultural Show. Contact (023) 9259 2215 for more information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-5pm. Summer Fun at Fort Nelson. Includes a junior assault course, suitable for children aged three and over, admission £3.50 per child. There will be an artillery in action show every day at 1pm, admission free. Hands On History are interactive sessions taking place between 12.30pm and 3pm every day. You can also go on daily guided tours of the fort at 12.30pm and 3pm, admission £3, under 16s free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

FRATTON: The Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road, PO1 5AA. 2-5pm. Breakfast Club. Relax and enjoy breakfast. Lots of seating and a relaxed atmosphere. Bring your crafts if you want to and chill out with breakfast. Adults only. Contact (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com.

PORT SOLENT: 20 The Boardwalk, PO6 4TP. 11am-5pm. Waterside Market. Stalls of home furnishings, gifts, homemade crafts and jewellery, as well as

cakes and other treats. Admission free. Visit portsolent.com for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 10am. Patronal Festival Mass. A celebration and thanksgiving for the life of St Mary’s Church and the community it serves followed by refreshments.Preacher will be Rt Revd Graeme Knowles. Call (023) 9281 4444 or email Vicar@portseaparish.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 2pm-4pm. Visit the tower at St Mary’s, Portsea. A chance to climb the tower and enjoy the unparalleled views of the city and surrounding area. Call (023) 9281 4444 or email Vicar@portseaparish.co.uk for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Cass Sculpture Foundation. 4.30pm. Running Wild. The tale of a young boy and an elephant who carries him through the jungle after the 2004 Indonesian tsunami. Tickets £23, concessions available. Meet at Chichester College at 3.45pm to be transported by bus for free. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

monday

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Association, Wootton Road, PO6 3AP. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. Selected new dances taught. Admission £2.50, tea and biscuits included, new members welcome. Contact (023) 9271 0060 for more information.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2.50, including tea and biscuit.

EVENTS

BEDHAMPTON: St Nicholas Church Hall, Belmont Grove, P09 3PU. 6.15pm. Pilates. Beginners and improvers. Taught by Nasreen Buchan. Contact (023) 9271 0343 for more information.

DRAYTON: Drayton Centre, 238 Havant Road, PO6 2AP. 9.30am and 10.30am. Zumba. The 9.30am class is for mixed fitness abilities and 10.30am is for mature movers and beginners. Taught by licensed instructor Nasreen Buchan. Admission £5. Contact (023) 9271 0343.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-5pm. Summer Fun at Fort Nelson. Includes a junior assault course, suitable for children aged three and over, admission £3.50 per child. There will be an artillery in action show every day at 1pm, admission free. Hands On History are interactive sessions taking place between 12.30pm and 3pm every day. You can also go on daily guided tours of the fort at 12.30pm and 3pm, admission £3, under 16s free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, off Clive Road. 10.30am-midday. New Age Kurling. Open to all abilities. Admission £3 per session. Phone (023) 9278 0500 for more details.

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. Contact 078130 06569 for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Sickert in Dieppe. Exhibition exploring how the picturesque French seaside resort of Dieppe proved to be such a formative setting for British painter Walter Sickert. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Nek Chand: The Rock Garden Sculptures. An installation of sculptures by internationally renowned outsider artist Nek Chand, creator of the famous sculpture park The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, in India. More than 40 figurative concrete and mosaic works created from found objects and on loan from the Nek Chand Foundation will be on display in the Courtyard Garden and Garden Gallery. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Kenneth Rowntree: A Centenary Exhibition. Touring from the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, this exhibition marks the centenary of the birth of Kenneth Rowntree, known for his works in oil and watercolour. A contemporary of Edward Bawden RA, Michael Rothenstein RA and Eric Ravilious, with whom he became great friends, the influence of a generation of English artist-designers is evident in his range of work. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A new contemporary installation in the Queen Anne townhouse by American multimedia artist Michael Petry. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques employed by students and staff at the Plymouth College of Art, the new work has been created in direct response to the form of the grand staircase. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. St Ives and British Modernism. Marking the centenary of George Dannatt’s birth in 1915, this exhibition will explore a collection which includes a largely unseen and newly conserved group of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints by key figures associated with the St Ives Group of Artists in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, 84 West Street, PO16 0JJ. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Stitchsmiths.Contemporary textile art from Fareham creative group Faze 4, inspired by the permanent displays at the museum. Part of Hampshire Open Studios and Fareham Arts Festival. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/westbury-manor-museum for more information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

GOSPORT: Cafe Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. Mon-Fri 9am-7pm Sat 9am-5pm. The Bad Art Exhibition. An art exhibition by a group of Hayling Island artists who have been painting for years. Their work has been bought by the general public but it is frequently rejected by judges of national exhibitions. These exhibitions are believed to reflect good art, so therefore this rejected work must be bad art, but judge for yourself. Visit haylingarts.co.uk or email haylingarts@talktalk.net.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Pirates! Fact Or Fiction? Go on a journey through pirate history, film and literature from Cilician pirates of the Roman Mediterranean to the golden age pirates of the Caribbean. Meet Vikings, Barbary corsairs and Chinese pirates on the way. Discover facts about the ships, weapons, tactics and usually short lives. Includes costumes from Pirates Of The Caribbean, Peter Pan and Spartacus. Family friendly interactive experience. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5.30pm. Gallipoli: Myth And Memory. An exhibition telling the Royal Navy’s misunderstood story of the bloody Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 which was a major failure and caused over 200,000 Allied casualties with many deaths coming from disease. Admission free with valid ticket.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Pie & Vinyl Poster Show: Gig Posters From Around The World. An exhibition of framed works of contemporary studios from all over the world: North, Central and South America, Europe and across the UK. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Rock Shots: The Portsmouth Music Experience Gallery. Exhibiting 50 years of music photography in Portsmouth and featuring photography by Bob Aylott, Oana Damir, Joe Watson, Kevin Purdy, Steve Whale, Nigel Grundy, Paul Windsor, Tom Langford, Terry Aldridge, Robbie Robertson and Hannah Mesquitta. Admission free, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, third floor gallery, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. 9.30am-5pm Mon & Fri, 9.30am-6pm Tues, Wed & Thurs 10am-3.30pm Sat. Nature Exposed. Photographic exhibition by Dr Asim K. Dasgupta showcasing 30 photographs that capture the beauty of nature in its myriad forms. Admission free. Contact (023) 9268 8057 for more information.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. Mack And Mabel. Based on the true romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand. Tickets £15-£45. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. For Services Rendered. Written in 1932 by W. Somerset Maugham, this is a confrontation of the unspoken consequences of war, loss and trauma on one ordinary English family. Tickets £25-£40. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

WALKS & TALKS

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

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. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 7.30pm. Walk. Towards Eastney along the promenade. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Angel Monument by the bus terminus. 1pm. Canoe lake walk. Short, slow walk of about 30 minutes around canoe lake. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

TUESDAY

DANCING

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

EVENTS

DRAYTON: Drayton Centre, 238 Havant Road, next to Charlies cafe, PO6 2AP. 10am. Gentle pilates. Beginners and seniors. Taught by Nasreen Buchan. Contact (023) 9271 0343 for more information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-5pm. Summer Fun at Fort Nelson. Includes a junior assault course, suitable for children aged three and over, admission £3.50 per child. There will be an artillery in action show every day at 1pm, admission free. Hands On History are interactive sessions taking place between 12.30pm and 3pm every day. You can also go on daily guided tours of the fort at 12.30pm and 3pm, admission £3, under 16s free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

PORT SOLENT: 20 The Boardwalk, PO6 4TP. 11am, 12pm, 1.15pm, 2pm & 3pm. Story Factory Workshop. Interactive storytelling workshops to stimulate the imagination and language skills of children through the creation and development of their own original stories. Designed around the theme of myths, legends and fairytales. Admission free. Visit portsolent.com for more information.

FRATTON: The Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road, PO1 5AA. 2-4pm. Summer Holiday Kids Workshop. Scrapbook making. Admission £10, booking required. Contact (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com.

FRATTON: The Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road, PO1 5AA. 7-9pm. Paper and fabric cake decorations. Learn how to turn simple craft items into original cake decorations. Admission £20, booking required.Contact (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant. 7.30pm. Solent male voice choir. Rehearsal evening. The choir is recruiting for new members. Call (023) 9246 0985 for more information about the group.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Petersfield Museum, The Old Courthouse, GU32 3HX. 10.30am-12.30pm. Craft workshop. This week’s theme is summer activities. Admission free for children, adult entry fee applies. Visit petersfieldmuseum.co.uk or contact 01730 262601 for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Sickert in Dieppe. Exhibition exploring how the picturesque French seaside resort of Dieppe proved to be such a formative setting for British painter Walter Sickert. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Nek Chand: The Rock Garden Sculptures. An installation of sculptures by internationally renowned outsider artist Nek Chand, creator of the famous sculpture park The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, in India. More than 40 figurative concrete and mosaic works created from found objects and on loan from the Nek Chand Foundation will be on display in the Courtyard Garden and Garden Gallery. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Kenneth Rowntree: A Centenary Exhibition. Touring from the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, this exhibition marks the centenary of the birth of Kenneth Rowntree, known for his works in oil and watercolour. A contemporary of Edward Bawden RA, Michael Rothenstein RA and Eric Ravilious, with whom he became great friends, the influence of a generation of English artist-designers is evident in his range of work. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A new contemporary installation in the Queen Anne townhouse by American multimedia artist Michael Petry. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques employed by students and staff at the Plymouth College of Art, the new work has been created in direct response to the form of the grand staircase. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. St Ives and British Modernism. Marking the centenary of George Dannatt’s birth in 1915, this exhibition will explore a collection which includes a largely unseen and newly conserved group of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints by key figures associated with the St Ives Group of Artists in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, 84 West Street, PO16 0JJ. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Stitchsmiths.Contemporary textile art from Fareham creative group Faze 4, inspired by the permanent displays at the museum. Part of Hampshire Open Studios and Fareham Arts Festival. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/westbury-manor-museum for more information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

GOSPORT: Cafe Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. Mon-Fri 9am-7pm Sat 9am-5pm. The Bad Art Exhibition. An art exhibition by a group of Hayling Island artists who have been painting for years. Their work has been bought by the general public but it is frequently rejected by judges of national exhibitions. These exhibitions are believed to reflect good art, so therefore this rejected work must be bad art, but judge for yourself. Visit haylingarts.co.uk or email haylingarts@talktalk.net.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Pirates! Fact Or Fiction? Go on a journey through pirate history, film and literature from Cilician pirates of the Roman Mediterranean to the golden age pirates of the Caribbean. Meet Vikings, Barbary corsairs and Chinese pirates on the way. Discover facts about the ships, weapons, tactics and usually short lives. Includes costumes from Pirates Of The Caribbean, Peter Pan and Spartacus. Family friendly interactive experience. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5.30pm. Gallipoli: Myth And Memory. An exhibition telling the Royal Navy’s misunderstood story of the bloody Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 which was a major failure and caused over 200,000 Allied casualties with many deaths coming from disease. Admission free with valid ticket.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Pie & Vinyl Poster Show: Gig Posters From Around The World. An exhibition of framed works of contemporary studios from all over the world: North, Central and South America, Europe and across the UK. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Rock Shots: The Portsmouth Music Experience Gallery. Exhibiting 50 years of music photography in Portsmouth and featuring photography by Bob Aylott, Oana Damir, Joe Watson, Kevin Purdy, Steve Whale, Nigel Grundy, Paul Windsor, Tom Langford, Terry Aldridge, Robbie Robertson and Hannah Mesquitta. Admission free, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, third floor gallery, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. 9.30am-5pm Mon & Fri, 9.30am-6pm Tues, Wed & Thurs 10am-3.30pm Sat. Nature Exposed. Photographic exhibition by Dr Asim K. Dasgupta showcasing 30 photographs that capture the beauty of nature in its myriad forms. Admission free. Contact (023) 9268 8057 for more information.

GIGS

FAREHAM: The Golden Lion, High Street, Southwick, PO17 6EB. 8.15pm-11pm. The Delta Syncopators. Live music from a traditonal jazz band. Admission free. Contact (023) 9221 0473 for more information.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. Mack And Mabel. Based on the true romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand. Tickets £15-£45. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. For Services Rendered. Written in 1932 by W. Somerset Maugham, this is a confrontation of the unspoken consequences of war, loss and trauma on one ordinary English family. Tickets £25-£40. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore walk. Healthy 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. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk. Take a break with this 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. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

WEDNESDAY

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, formally held at the Royal Beach Hotel. 1pm-4pm. Tea dance. All kinds of dancing, live music with Andrew Varley. All welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: St James Hospital Social Hall, main entrance, Locksway Road, PO4 8LD. 8pm-10.30pm. Ballroom Club Summer Dance. Ballroom, Latin and some sequence dancing. Raffle and party dances. Admission £4. Bring your own refreshments. Contact Steve or Frances for more information on (023)9307 7368.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, 10 Maurepas Way, situated on ASDA Car Park, PO7 7AY. 7.45pm-10.15pm. W.A.C.A Sequence Dance Club. Admission £3, tea and biscuits included, new members welcome. Tuition provided. Contact (023) 9271 0060 for more information.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm-10pm. 55 Social Club meeting. Skittles. Membership is open to anyone aged 55 or over, first two weeks are free of charge.

DRAYTON: Drayton Centre, 238 Havant Road, next to Charlies cafe, PO6 2AP. 6.15pm. Pilates. Beginners and improvers. Taught by Nasreen Buchan. Contact (023) 9271 0343 for more information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-5pm. Summer Fun at Fort Nelson. Includes a junior assault course, suitable for children aged three and over, admission £3.50 per child. There will be an artillery in action show every day at 1pm, admission free. Hands On History are interactive sessions taking place between 12.30pm and 3pm every day. You can also go on daily guided tours of the fort at 12.30pm and 3pm, admission £3, under 16s free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, off Clive Road. 10am-midday. Circle Of Friends. Lots of different things to try from crochet, knitting, cross stitch, and card making. Admission £3 per session. Phone (023) 9278 0500 for more details.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Petersfield Museum, The Old Courthouse, GU32 3HX. 10.30am-12.30pm. Craft workshop. This week’s theme is summer activities. Admission free for children, adult entry fee applies. Visit petersfieldmuseum.co.uk or contact 01730 262601 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 10am. Coffee morning. Coffee, chat, cakes and a chance to explore prayer in an event

organised by the Parish Spirituality Group to raise funds to subsidise their work through the year. Call (023) 9281 4444 or email Vicar@portseaparish.co.uk for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Sickert in Dieppe. Exhibition exploring how the picturesque French seaside resort of Dieppe proved to be such a formative setting for British painter Walter Sickert. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Nek Chand: The Rock Garden Sculptures. An installation of sculptures by internationally renowned outsider artist Nek Chand, creator of the famous sculpture park The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, in India. More than 40 figurative concrete and mosaic works created from found objects and on loan from the Nek Chand Foundation will be on display in the Courtyard Garden and Garden Gallery. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Kenneth Rowntree: A Centenary Exhibition. Touring from the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, this exhibition marks the centenary of the birth of Kenneth Rowntree, known for his works in oil and watercolour. A contemporary of Edward Bawden RA, Michael Rothenstein RA and Eric Ravilious, with whom he became great friends, the influence of a generation of English artist-designers is evident in his range of work. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A new contemporary installation in the Queen Anne townhouse by American multimedia artist Michael Petry. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques employed by students and staff at the Plymouth College of Art, the new work has been created in direct response to the form of the grand staircase. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. St Ives and British Modernism. Marking the centenary of George Dannatt’s birth in 1915, this exhibition will explore a collection which includes a largely unseen and newly conserved group of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints by key figures associated with the St Ives Group of Artists in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, 84 West Street, PO16 0JJ. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Stitchsmiths.Contemporary textile art from Fareham creative group Faze 4, inspired by the permanent displays at the museum. Part of Hampshire Open Studios and Fareham Arts Festival. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/westbury-manor-museum for more information.

GOSPORT: Cafe Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. Mon-Fri 9am-7pm Sat 9am-5pm. The Bad Art Exhibition. An art exhibition by a group of Hayling Island artists who have been painting for years. Their work has been bought by the general public but it is frequently rejected by judges of national exhibitions. These exhibitions are believed to reflect good art, so therefore this rejected work must be bad art, but judge for yourself. Visit haylingarts.co.uk or email haylingarts@talktalk.net for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Pirates! Fact Or Fiction? Go on a journey through pirate history, film and literature from Cilician pirates of the Roman Mediterranean to the golden age pirates of the Caribbean. Meet Vikings, Barbary corsairs and Chinese pirates on the way. Discover facts about the ships, weapons, tactics and usually short lives. Includes costumes from Pirates Of The Caribbean, Peter Pan and Spartacus. The exhibition is a family friendly interactive experience. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5.30pm. Gallipoli: Myth And Memory. An exhibition telling the Royal Navy’s misunderstood story of the bloody Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 which was a major failure and caused over 200,000 Allied casualties with many deaths coming from disease. Admission free with valid ticket.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Pie & Vinyl Poster Show: Gig Posters From Around The World. An exhibition of framed works of contemporary studios from all over the world: North, Central and South America, Europe and across the UK. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Rock Shots: The Portsmouth Music Experience Gallery. Exhibiting 50 years of music photography in Portsmouth and featuring photography by Bob Aylott, Oana Damir, Joe Watson, Kevin Purdy, Steve Whale, Nigel Grundy, Paul Windsor, Tom Langford, Terry Aldridge, Robbie Robertson and Hannah Mesquitta. Admission free, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, third floor gallery, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. 9.30am-5pm Mon & Fri, 9.30am-6pm Tues, Wed & Thurs 10am-3.30pm Sat. Nature Exposed. Photographic exhibition by Dr Asim K. Dasgupta showcasing 30 photographs that capture the beauty of nature in its myriad forms. Admission free. Contact (023) 9268 8057 for more information.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent. 8pm-10.30pm. Savannah Jazz Band. Admission £8 members, £10 non-members and guests. Visit gosportjazz.hampshire.org.uk or call (023) 9269 3988 for more information.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. Mack And Mabel. Based on the true romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand. Tickets £15-£45. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. For Services Rendered. Written in 1932 by W. Somerset Maugham, this is a confrontation of the unspoken consequences of war, loss and trauma on one ordinary English family. Tickets £25-£40. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

WALKS & TALKS

COPNOR: PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore walk. Shorter, slower walk to Baffins Pond, ideal for buggies or wheelchairs. Or a

longer, faster walk to Milton foreshore.New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

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. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.

Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront walk. Through the Rose Garden 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. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

THURSDAY

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road, Horndean. 2pm – 4pm. Tea dance. With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50 which includes refreshments. Contact (023)9226 6177 for more information.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, PO19 3QR. 11am-3pm. Summer fun at the palace. Hands-on activities for all ages, including creating clay lamps and coil pots, dressing up as a Roman, playing Roman games and more. Visit sussexpast.co.uk or call 01243 785859 for more information.

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

DRAYTON: Drayton Centre, 238 Havant Road, PO6 2AP. 10am. Zumba. For mature movers and beginners. Taught by licensed instructor Nasreen Buchan. Admission £5. Contact (023) 9271 0343.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-5pm. Summer Fun at Fort Nelson. Includes a junior assault course, suitable for children aged three and over, admission £3.50 per child. There will be an artillery in action show every day at 1pm, admission free. Hands On History are interactive sessions taking place between 12.30pm and 3pm every day. You can also go on daily guided tours of the fort at 12.30pm and 3pm, admission £3, under 16s free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, off Clive Road. 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club. A different activity each week. Admission £3 per session. Phone (023) 9278 0500 for more details.

FRATTON: The Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road, PO1 5AA. 10.30am-12.30pm. Summer Holiday Kids Workshop.Make a simple skirt. Admission £15, includes fabric. Ages 8+. Booking required. Contact (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com.

FRATTON: The Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road, PO1 5AA. 2-4pm. Summer Holiday Kids Workshop. Make paper garlands and pompoms. Admission £10, booking recommended. Contact (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Petersfield Museum, The Old Courthouse, GU32 3HX. 10.30am-12.30pm. Craft workshop. This week’s theme is summer activities. Admission free for children, adult entry fee applies. Visit petersfieldmuseum.co.uk or contact 01730 262601 for more information.

PORT SOLENT: 20 The Boardwalk, PO6 4TP. 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3pm. Story Tall Will the Bubble Man. Tall Will’s 20 minute shows will include giant, shaped, sculptured and baby bubbles. Between shows, join in with a crafty workshop with some bubble themed fun. Admission free. Visit portsolent.com for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 5.30pm-7.30pm. Futurators. An open invitation to any 15-21 year old living within commutable distance to come and have their say about what is important to the culture of Portsmouth. Meet artists and arts professionals. For more information email futurators@aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community

Centre, Malins Road, PO2 7BL. 7.15pm-10 pm. Training Evening Clinic. Practical hands-on healing development session in psychic and spiritual healing. Admission £6. Contact 07989 534673 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: St James’ Church Hall, Milton Road. 11.30am. Singercise. Activity session to music for older and disabled people to help improve fitness. Tea and chat after. Admission £2.50. 07754 528814.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 3pm & 7.45pm. Moscow State Circus. With new production ‘7 Zhelaniy’, or ‘Seven Wishes’, Wizard Wako, Ruban 13 and many more circus acts. Ticket prices vary. Visit moscowstatecircus.com or call 08448 565555 for bookings and information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA.8.30pm. Quiz night.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Sickert in Dieppe. Exhibition exploring how the picturesque French seaside resort of Dieppe proved to be such a formative setting for British painter Walter Sickert. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Nek Chand: The Rock Garden Sculptures. An installation of sculptures by internationally renowned outsider artist Nek Chand, creator of the famous sculpture park The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, in India. More than 40 figurative concrete and mosaic works created from found objects and on loan from the Nek Chand Foundation will be on display in the Courtyard Garden and Garden Gallery. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Kenneth Rowntree: A Centenary Exhibition. Touring from the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, this exhibition marks the centenary of the birth of Kenneth Rowntree, known for his works in oil and watercolour. A contemporary of Edward Bawden RA, Michael Rothenstein RA and Eric Ravilious, with whom he became great friends, the influence of a generation of English artist-designers is evident in his range of work. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A new contemporary installation in the Queen Anne townhouse by American multimedia artist Michael Petry. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques employed by students and staff at the Plymouth College of Art, the new work has been created in direct response to the form of the grand staircase. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sun 11am-5pm. St Ives and British Modernism. Marking the centenary of George Dannatt’s birth in 1915, this exhibition will explore a collection which includes a largely unseen and newly conserved group of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints by key figures associated with the St Ives Group of Artists in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Visit pallant.org.uk for more information.

FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, 84 West Street, PO16 0JJ. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Stitchsmiths.Contemporary textile art from Fareham creative group Faze 4, inspired by the permanent displays at the museum. Part of Hampshire Open Studios and Fareham Arts Festival. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/westbury-manor-museum for more information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

GOSPORT: Cafe Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. Mon - Fri 9am - 7pm Sat 9am - 5pm. The Bad Art Exhibition. An art exhibition by a group of Hayling Island artists who have been painting for years. Their work has been bought by the general public but it is frequently rejected by judges of national exhibitions. These exhibitions are believed to reflect good art, so therefore this rejected work must be bad art, but judge for yourself. Visit haylingarts.co.uk or email haylingarts@talktalk.net.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Pirates! Fact Or Fiction? Go on a journey through pirate history, film and literature from Cilician pirates of the Roman Mediterranean to the golden age pirates of the Caribbean. Meet Vikings, Barbary corsairs and Chinese pirates on the way. Discover facts about the ships, weapons, tactics and usually short lives. Includes costumes from Pirates Of The Caribbean, Peter Pan and Spartacus. Family friendly interactive experience. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5.30pm. Gallipoli: Myth And Memory. An exhibition telling the Royal Navy’s misunderstood story of the bloody Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 which was a major failure and caused over 200,000 Allied casualties with many deaths coming from disease. Admission free with valid ticket.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Pie & Vinyl Poster Show: Gig Posters From Around The World. An exhibition of framed works of contemporary studios from all over the world: North, Central and South America, Europe and across the UK. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Rock Shots: The Portsmouth Music Experience Gallery. Exhibiting 50 years of music photography in Portsmouth and featuring photography by Bob Aylott, Oana Damir, Joe Watson, Kevin Purdy, Steve Whale, Nigel Grundy, Paul Windsor, Tom Langford, Terry Aldridge, Robbie Robertson and Hannah Mesquitta. Admission free, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, third floor gallery, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. 9.30am-5pm Mon & Fri, 9.30am-6pm Tues, Wed & Thurs 10am-3.30pm Sat. Nature Exposed. Photographic exhibition by Dr Asim K. Dasgupta showcasing 30 photographs that capture the beauty of nature in its myriad forms. Admission free. Contact (023) 9268 8057 for more information.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. Mack And Mabel. Based on the true romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand. Tickets £15-£45. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2.45 & 7.45pm. For Services Rendered. Written in 1932 by W. Somerset Maugham, this is a confrontation of the unspoken consequences of war, loss and trauma on one ordinary English family. Tickets £25-£40. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

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. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 12pm&2pm. Guided tour. Guided tours and illustrated talks by professional costumed actors taking you through the sights and sounds of The Groundlings, which began life as a Georgian School. Admission £5. Visit groundlings.co.uk or contact (023) 9273 7370 for more information.