What’s on for Friday, August 21 - Thursday, August 27, 2015

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FRIDAY

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.

GOSPORT: The Rose of Bengal, Forton Road. 6pm. Free curry night. Celebration of the re-opening of the Rose of Bengal. Including curry-testing session, entertainment and a free raffle. Call (023) 9234 6115 for more information.

HAVANT: Making Space, 2 Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, Havant, PO9 5BN. 10.30am-midday. Reach Out Summer School. Workshop for children and young people with additional needs. This session is clay sculptures and pot throwing. Contact (023) 9247 2491 or email admin@makingspace.org for more information.

HAVANT: Making Space, 2 Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, Havant, PO9 5BN.1pm-3pm. Reach Out Summer School. Workshop for children and young people with additional needs. This session is all about the sharing your arts awards. Contact (023) 9247 2491 or email admin@makingspace.org 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 summer activities. Admission free for children, adult entry fee applies. Visit petersfieldmuseum.co.uk or contact 01730 262601 for more information.

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 6.30pm-8pm. Volunteer evening. Meet everyone at Groundlings and have a chat about what you would be interested in doing. They have opportunities for volunteers, such as doing wardrobe, props, gardening, window displays, events, ushering and more. Visit groundlings.co.uk or contact (023) 9273 7370 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.

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.

WEST SUSSEX: Fernhurst Recreation Ground, Fernhurst Drive, Worthing, BN12 5AP. 10am-3pm. Football in the Community. Run by professional football coaches from Albion in the Community, all aspects of the game are covered with emphasis on teamwork, technique and enjoyment. The sessions are designed for children aged six to 15 of all footballing abilities. Admission £7.50. Visit chichester.gov.uk, call 01243 534857 or email sport@chichester.gov.uk for bookings and 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 for more information.

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. Disco.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 8pm. It Must Be Madness. Madness tribute band. Part of the Guildhall’s 125th birthday celebrations. Tickets £6. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk or call 08448 472362 for bookings and information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. The Paparazzi. Brit pop indie 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: 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

DANCING

FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, PO17 5AL. 8pm-11pm. Saturday Dance. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. Admission £4. You can bring your own drinks. Raffle, tea/coffee and snacks sold in the break. Large car park. Contact 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk for more information.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Chichester College, rear car park, PO19 1SB. 10am-12.30pm, 1pm-3.30pm. Bike maintenance class. Register your interest prior to the date of

course by emailing cycle@chichester.gov.uk or calling 01243 534694. Visit chichester.gov.uk/cycling 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. Summer Holiday Kids Workshop. PE workshop. All materials included. Great workshop in time for back to school. Admission £38, booking essential. Contact (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com.

GOSPORT: Lawrence Square, near Gosport Discovery Centre. Children’s activities. Includes a carousel, trampolines and a sand art gazebo. Children’s rides £1. For more information visit gosporttowncentre.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall car park and first floor, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 10am-4pm. Clocktower Classics. Classic cars and motorcycles, live music, pop music exhibitions, a historical talk, bouncy castle and face painting, prizes and more. You can also have your picture taken inside the Back To The Future time machine. Admission free. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk or call 08448 472362 for bookings and information.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 10am. The ‘Syrian Orthodox Church in Europe’ service. The Syrian Orthodox Church in Europe Community meet for the Liturgy. Call (023) 9281 4444 or email Vicar@portseaparish.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PB. 10am-5pm. Claws - Incredible Crustaceans. Visitors will be able to learn more about crabs and lobsters, through a series of talks, activities and quizzes. Tickets between £6.25-£33.50. Visit bluereefaquarium.co.uk or call (023) 9287 5222 for bookings and information.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 3pm & 6pm. 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.

WEST SUSSEX: Arundel Castle, Arundel, BN18 9AB. 10am-5pm. Life in a Medieval Castle. To commemorate the 800th signing of the Magna Carta, ‘life in a Medieval castle’ portrays the roles of both rich and poor, military and domestic, in the late 12th and early 13th centuries during the reign of King John. Combat, craft, weapons and armour demonstrations in the Keep, Dry Moat and Barbican. Tickes £9-£18. Visit arundelcastle.org or call 01903 882173 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.

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

BUCKLAND: The George and Dragon, Kingston Road. Ken Mayes. ’50s and ’60s music. Admission free.

HAYLING ISLAND: The Hayling Billy, 117 Elm Grove, PO11 9ED. 9pm. Rustyn George Band. Live music.

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

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. This Way Up. Blues covers band.

STAGE

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: 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.

SUNDAY

EVENTS

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street, PO1 2JE. 8pm. Evening ghost walk. Hear all about the murders and mysteries of Old Portsmouth. Tickets £3, must be bought in advance from the Visitor Information Centre at The D Day Museum or Portsmouth Museum.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PB. 10am-5pm. Claws - Incredible Crustaceans. Visitors will be able to learn more about crabs and lobsters, through a series of talks, activities and quizzes. Tickets between £6.25-£33.50. Visit bluereefaquarium.co.uk or call (023) 9287 5222 for bookings and information.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 2pm & 5pm. 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.

WATERLOOVILLE: Crookhorn College Of Technology, Stakes Hill Road, PO7 5UD. 2pm. Open Horticultural Show. Classes to include fruit, flowers, floral art, home baking, photography, handicrafts, vegetables and novelty. Adults £1, accompanied children free. Refreshments available. Organised by Purbrook Horticultural Society. Visit purbrookhorticulturalsociety.org.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.

GIGS

NORTH END: The Pelham Arms, 78 Chichester Road, PO2 0AH. 3pm. Magenta Bling. Live music.

NORTH END: Thatchers Bar, 95 London Road, PO2 0BN. 6pm. Rustyn George Trio. Live music.

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: 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: 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.

WEST SUSSEX: Arundel Castle, Arundel, BN18 9AB. 10am-5pm. Life in a Medieval Castle. To commemorate the 800th signing of the Magna Carta, ‘life in a Medieval castle’ portrays the roles of both rich and poor, military and domestic, in the late 12th and early 13th centuries during the reign of King John. Combat, craft, weapons and armour demonstrations in the Keep, Dry Moat and Barbican. Tickes £9-£18. Visit arundelcastle.org or call 01903 882173 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.

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.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Library. 5pm. Penny Legg - meet the author. Penny Legg will talk about her new book Military Wives. Tickets £3, available to buy from the library.

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.

FRATTON: The Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road, PO1 5AA. 11am-3pm. Summer Holiday Kids Workshop. Cupcake decorating. Decorate six cupcakes to take home. Piping and flower making techniques demonstrated. Includes lunch. Admission £18, booking essential. Contact (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com.

GOSPORT: High Street. 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2pm. Punch and Judy show. Admission free. For more information visit gosporttowncentre.co.uk

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 fishy fun. 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-4pm. Top Banana Circus. Drop-in sessions to learn circus skills including juggling, diablo, high wire, devil sticks, hula, poi, pedal-racers and plate spinning. Admission free. Visit portsolent.com for more information.

PORT SOLENT: Marine Keep, PO6 4TP. 7.30pm. Extreme Stunt Show. Advanced tickets £12, concessions £6, on the door £14 and £7. For bookings and more information contact 08444 771000 or email info@extremeeventseurope.com.

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.

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

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-10.15pm. Ballroom Club. An evening of Ballroom, Latin and some sequence dance. 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.

WATERLOOVILLE: Cowplain Social Club, 54 London Road, PO8 8EN. 8pm-10.30pm. Wednesday Dance. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. Admission £2, non-members pay £1 on the door. Bar available. Contact 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: University of Chichester, College Lane, PO19 6PE. 10am-3pm. Chi Sport Netball Camp. Designed for both boys and girls to learn fundamental skills led by qualified coaches. The sessions are suitable for children aged six to 13. Admission £7.50. Visit chichester.gov.uk, call 01243 534857 or email sport@chichester.gov.uk.

CHICHESTER: University of Chichester, College Lane, PO19 6PE. 10am-3pm. Chi Sport Basketball Camp. Designed for both boys and girls to learn fundamental skills through a range of drills, mini-matches and practice. Led by qualified coaches. The sessions are suitable for children aged six to 13. Admission £7.50. Visit chichester.gov.uk, call 01243 534857 or email sport@chichester.gov.uk for bookings and information.

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm-10pm. 55 Social Club meeting. Pudding night. 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.

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.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community

Centre, Malins Road, PO2 7BL. 7.15pm-10 pm. Healer workshop. Admission £6. Contact 07989 534673.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 2pm & 5pm. 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: St Luke’s Church Hall, PO5 4LH. 7.30pm-9pm. Kung fu. First lesson free. Contact 078130 06569.

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.

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

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.

PORT SOLENT: Meet outside the Odeon Cinema. 2pm. Walk. Suitable for beginners but does include an area of uneven ground, sturdy shoes recommended. 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

BRACKLESHAM: Bracklesham Park. 10am-3pm. Football in the Community. Run by professional football coaches from Albion in the Community, all aspects of the game are covered with emphasis on teamwork, technique and enjoyment. The sessions are designed for children aged six to 15 of all footballing abilities. Admission £7.50. Visit chichester.gov.uk, call 01243 534857 or email sport@chichester.gov.uk for bookings and information.

CHICHESTER: University of Chichester, College Lane, PO19 6PE. 10am-3pm. Chi Sport Football Camp. Delivered by football coaches from the University of Chichester, aiming to provide participants with the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques. The sessions are suitable for children aged six to 13. Admission £7.50. Visit chichester.gov.uk, call 01243 534857 or email sport@chichester.gov.uk for bookings and information.

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. Bunting. Admission £10, booking required. Suitable for ages 8+. 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. Junk jewellery making. Using recycled materials to make jewellery. Admission £8, 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 fishy fun. 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-4pm. Silly Scott’s Magic Show & The Creation Station. Silly Scott holds his magic shows at 11am, 12.30pm & 2pm. Children can also get crafty and arty with The Creation Station’s drop in sessions between 11am-4pm and create some summer artwork.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.

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: 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. 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: 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.

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.

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