What’s on for Friday, August 7 - Thursday, August 13

Get your trainers on for some Zumba at The Drayton Centre on Monday. See Monday's 'events' for more details.
Get your trainers on for some Zumba at The Drayton Centre on Monday. See Monday's 'events' for more details.
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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.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road, Milton. 12.30pm-1pm. Lunchtime Rhyme Time. Part of breastfeeding awareness week. Songs, rhymes and breastfeeding mentor and pampering treatments for mums. All welcome, bring a rug and picnic. For more information contact (023) 9268 8144 or email linda.collins@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade. 9.30am-4pm. Talking Sharks. A day of shark-themed talks and activities. Visit bluereefaquarium.co.uk for more information.

WICKHAM: Off Blind Lane, just outside Wickham Village. Midday-11pm. Wickham Festival. Four-day event featuring headliners such as Billy Bragg, The Proclaimers and 10cc. Ticket prices vary. Call (023) 8071 1818 or visit wickhamfestival.co.uk for more information and bookings.

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: Portsmouth Cathedral. Portsmouth and Hampshire Art Society summer exhibition. Contact phasadmin1@gmail.com 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.

FILMS

CHICHESTER: Priory Park. 7.30pm. Inside Out. Open air screening of Pixar’s latest animation. Tickets £8 adult, £5 children. Visit chichestercinema.org for bookings and information.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95 North Street. Disco with Bex.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove, PO5 1JF. 8.30pm-11pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. Contact (023) 9275 5944 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow.

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. Starring Michael Ball. 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.

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.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines 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

BEDHAMPTON: St Nicholas Church Centre, Belmont Grove, PO9 3PU. 2pm-5pm. Summer Show. Organised by Havant & District Horticultural Society. Exhibits of garden produce, flowers, handicrafts, a raffle, stalls and refreshments. Admission 50p for adults, children free. Contact (023) 9247 5140 for more information.

CHICHESTER: Fishbourne Roman Palace. 10am-5pm. Roman hawks and helmets. A weekend of Roman falconry, soldiers and civilians with opportunities to see birds of prey in action. Contact 01243 785859 or visit sussexpast.co.uk for more information.

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.

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church Hall, Hollow Lane. 10am-midday. Coffee morning. Tea, coffee, buns and bacon butties available. There will be bric-a-brac, household items and books for sale as well as homemade craft items,

marmalade, jams and cakes. Admission free. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. In aid of The Stubbington Ark Animal Shelter.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth RFC, Norway Road, PO3 5EP. 11am. Rugby 10s tournament/family fun day. Twelve regional teams will compete and fundraise for local charities; The Rosemary Foundation, Second Chance and Wave ‘Cash for Kids’ Initiative. Admission free. Visit nomadsrfc.com for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade. 9.30am-4pm. Talking Sharks. A day of shark-themed talks and activities. Visit bluereefaquarium.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Castlefield. 10am-6pm. Thai Food and Craft Festival. Thai food, crafts, live music, traditional Thai dance, Thai costume contest, children’s activities, beer tent, Thai boxing demonstration, Thai massage and street dance.

WICKHAM: Off Blind Lane, just outside Wickham Village. Midday-11pm. Wickham Festival. Four-day event featuring headliners such as Billy Bragg, The Proclaimers and 10cc. Ticket prices vary. Call (023) 8071 1818 or visit wickhamfestival.co.uk for more information and bookings.

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.

FILMS

CHICHESTER: Priory Park. 7.30pm. The Sound Of Music. Open air screening of the classic 1960s film. Tickets £8 adult, £5 children. Visit chichestercinema.org for bookings and information.

GIGS

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

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road. 8.30pm. Rock with the Foxes. Authentic burlesque summer show with live music. Tickets £5 in advance, £7 on the door. E-tickets available from skiddle.com.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Doghouse. Rock party 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. Starring Michael Ball. 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.

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

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Fishbourne Roman Palace. 10am-5pm. Roman hawks and helmets. A weekend of Roman falconry, soldiers and civilians with opportunities to see birds of prey in action. Contact 01243 785859 or visit sussexpast.co.uk 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.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the D-Day Museum. Southsea Bandstand. Meeting outside the D-Day Museum, enjoy listening to the band on the green nearby, whilst eating a picnic and playing various games like dodge ball, rounders and football. Bring a picnic, lots to drink and sun cream if hot and sunny. Organised by Hampshire Teenage Project. Contact hampshiretp@gmail.com, (023) 9267 1874 or 07857 328390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Castlefield. 10am-6pm. Thai Food and Craft Festival. Thai food, crafts, live music, traditional Thai dance, Thai costume contest, children’s activities, beer tent, Thai boxing demonstration, Thai massage and street dance.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade. 9.30am-4pm. Talking Sharks. A day of shark-themed talks and activities. Visit bluereefaquarium.co.uk for more information.

WICKHAM: Off Blind Lane, just outside Wickham Village. Midday-11pm. Wickham Festival. Four-day event featuring headliners such as Billy Bragg, The Proclaimers and 10cc. Ticket prices vary. Call (023) 8071 1818 or visit wickhamfestival.co.uk for more information and bookings.

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.

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

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, off Clarence Parade, PO5 3NB. 8pm-10.30pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free.

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.

WALKS & TALKS

MILTON: Meeting at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore walk. A brisk walk over uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, North End. 10.30-12.45pm and 4pm-7pm. Spiritual Healing Clinic. No appointment necessary. Admission free, a donation is gratefully received. Contact (023) 9269 3169 for more 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.

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 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.

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. Starring Michael Ball. 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.

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.

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

BISHOP’S WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street. 7.45pm. Meon Valley Locomotive Society meeting. Illustrated talk called An Indian Summer of Steam, by David Maidment on the final days of steam traction on Britain’s Railways. New members and guests welcome, with a £2 donation.

CLANFIELD: Petersgate School. 7.30pm. Clanfield Gardening Club meeting. Speaker will be Charles Wisden on ‘New Plants and Garden Products’ plus a pre-show talk. Gardeners and growers on hand to give advice.

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.

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 fun with clay. Admission free for children, adult entry fee applies. Visit petersfieldmuseum.co.uk or contact 01730 262601 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Sousea Common, PO5 3LJ. 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.

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 Cathedral. Portsmouth and Hampshire Art Society summer exhibition. Contact phasadmin1@gmail.com 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.

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. Starring Michael Ball. 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.

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.

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

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 for more information.

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.

SOUTHSEA: St Luke’s Church Hall, PO5 4LH. 7.30pm-9pm. Kung fu. First lesson free. Contact 078130 06569 for more information.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm-10pm. 55 Social Club meeting. A talk about Langstone Harbour. 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.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Park and Community Centre. 12pm-4.15pm.Three Churches Summer Fete. With 40 stalls, dance displays, a children’s entertainer, and refreshments. Admission £1, children 50p, families £2.50. Contact (023) 9246 3595 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.

Portsmouth: St James Hospital Social Hall, Main Entrance, Locksway Road, PO4 8LD. 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club. An evening of Ballroom, Latin & some sequence dance. Bring your own refreshments. Admission £4. Contact Steve or Frances on (023) 930 77368 for more 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 .

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.

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, 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, wepaons, 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 majo failure and caused over 200,000 Allied casualties with many deaths coming from disease. Admission free with valid ticket.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmuth 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 Winsor, 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 enjo 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. Starring Michael Ball. 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.

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 6.30p to be transported by bus for free. 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.

PORTCHESTER: Meet in the main castle car park. 2pm. Portchester Castle walk. Suitable for beginners. 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

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.

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.

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, wepaons, 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.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Finn. Blues rock 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. Starring Michael Ball. 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.

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.

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.