What’s on for Friday, July 17 - Thursday, July 23, 2015

Mab Jones will be reading poetry at Petersfield's Write Angle, followed by open mic, on Tuesday evening.
Mab Jones will be reading poetry at Petersfield's Write Angle, followed by open mic, on Tuesday evening.
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FRIDAY

CONCERTS

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

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

DANCING

SOUTHSEA: The Jolly Sailor, PO5 2EU. 8pm. Cuban Club. Five styles of latin dance to five styles of latin music. Admission £4, including free introduction lesson.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9am-midday. Stubbington Country Market. A range of cakes, savouries, jams, chutnies, fruit, vegetables and crafts.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road, PO1 5AA. 11am-2pm. Lace & piped appliqué. Learn how to make decorations and piped finishing touches for cakes. Admission £20, booking essential. Contact (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Paulsgrove Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2pm-4pm. Paulsgrove Friendship Club. Tea, cake and great conversation. Admission £2. Contact (023) 9268 8705 for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Milton Social Group.

PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road, Paulsgrove, PO6 3PY. 10.30am-12.30pm. Over 60s youth club.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 7pm-late. Summer Ball. Fundraising event. Includes a drinks reception, free flow touring, three course dinner with wine and themed entertainment. Tickets are £80 per person, to book call (023) 9277 8604.

SOUTHSEA: The Omega Centre, PO5 4LP. 11.30am-3pm. Clay Station session. Four hour session in the ceramic studio. Membership fee £50, £30 concessions plus £9.50 per session, £7 concessions. Contact 07582 271420 or email clay.station@mail.com 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.

FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, 84 West Street, PO16 0JJ. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Be-spoke. Discover some unusual historic bicycles and see how the creativity of their inventors was shaped by war, women and work. 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: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354 for more information.

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

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

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

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

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

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. ’60s night. With music and dancing. Come in ’60s dress. Tickets £5, available from the church or by calling (023) 9281 4444.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road. PO4 0JA. Trevor John. Rock and pop covers band. Visit goldeneaglesouthsea.co.uk for more information.

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.

FAREHAM: Boarhunt Blues Club, Trampers Lane, North Boarhunt, PO176DD. 9pm-11pm. The Groovebreakers. Tickets £7.50. Contact (023) 922 5909 for more information.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. Educating Rita. Adapted from Willy Russell’s comic novel. World-weary lecturer, Frank, has never met anyone like plain-speaking hairdresser Rita – until the Open University brings them together. Starring Lenny Henry. Tickets £15-£48. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

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.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Ladies Down Under. Sequel to the play Ladies Day. Four friends treat themselves to a luxury holiday in Australia, but things don’t go quite to plan. Tickets £8, £6 concessions, matinee £7 and £5. Contact (023) 9247 2700 or visit benchtheatre.org.uk for bookings and information.

SATURDAY

EVENTS

BEDHAMPTON: Social Hall Centre, Havant Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. South East Hants Tinnitus Support Group. Guest speaker is hypnotherapist Paul Hancocks. Call 01243 786135 for more information.

FAREHAM: Michaelmas, 2 Old Street, Hill Head. 2pm-5pm. Open gardens. Cheerful, colourful small garden which is a one minute walk from the beach and five minutes walk from Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve. Admission £3. Plants and teas for sale.

GOSPORT: Walpole Park. 10am-4pm. Summer charity fete. Local charity stalls and community projects. Contact 07770 976271 or 077711 60840.

GOSPORT: Wych Lane, PO13 0JN. 11.30am-4pm. Bridgemary Carnival. A parade leaves Bridgemary School at 11.30 and lasts for about an hour. Thecarnival is held on the school field and there will be rides, music, displays in an arena, circus workshops, costumes, Punch and Judy, a railway layout, people in costumes and more.

GOSPORT: SEARCH, Local & Naval Studies Centre @ Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 10am-midday. Ahoy me Hearties! Pirate fun day for families. Make a pirate accessory, study seashore specimens, follow a treasure trail along the High Street and enjoy a pirate storytime. There will also be games including walk the plank. Come dressed as a pirate and enter the pirate fancy dress competition. The winner will officially open the Pirates exhibition. Admission free.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 10am. Coffee morning and mini market. Coffee, chat, cakes and a chance to raise funds for St Faith’s Church. Call (023) 9281 4444 or email vicar@portseaparish.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Charles Dickens Centre, Lake Road, PO1 4DY. 1pm-4pm. Table top sale. To book a table or pitch contact (023) 9273 8482.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Town Centre, Palmerston Road Precinct, PO5 3OG. 10am-5pm. Southsea Food Festival.Family-oriented event with around 100 stalls trading per day selling meat, eggs, fresh and smoked fish, cheese, cakes, wine, cider, bread, jams, pickles, fresh fruit, vegetables, plants and much more.

The event showcases restauranteurs from Southsea and the south coast. Admission free.

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.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street, PO10 7DD. 10.30am-4.30pm. Chichester and District Archaeological Society and the Warblington Roman Villa. Since 2006, the Chichester Archaeological Society has been excavating the site of the Warblington Roman villa. They have found that it’s part of a substantial working estate. Dr Trevor Davies and his wife Ann have made an informative display with objects found at the site and photos of work in progress. Admission free, stairlift available. Contact 01243 378091 for more information.

FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, 84 West Street, PO16 0JJ. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Be-spoke. Discover some unusual historic bicycles and see how the creativity of their inventors was shaped by war, women and work. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/westbury-manor-museum for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Pirates! Fact Or Fiction? Go on a journey through pirate history, film and literature from Cilician pirates of the Roman Mediterranean to the golden age pirates of the Caribbean. Meet Vikings, Barbary corsairs and Chinese pirates on the way. Discover facts about the ships, 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: 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: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354 for more information.

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

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

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

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

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

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Druids Arms, Binsteed Road, Buckland. 8.30pm-late. Ken Mayes. ’50s and ’60’s music. Admission free.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road. PO4 0JA. Gwyn Ashton. Loud, in-your-face blues. Visit goldeneaglesouthsea.co.uk for more information.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2.45pm & 7.45pm. Educating Rita. Adapted from Willy Russell’s comic novel. World-weary lecturer, Frank, has never met anyone like plain-speaking hairdresser Rita – until the Open University brings them together. Starring Lenny Henry. Tickets £15-£48. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

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

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Ladies Down Under. Sequel to the play Ladies Day. Four friends treat themselves to a luxury holiday in Australia, but things don’t go quite to plan. Tickets £8, £6 concessions, matinee £7 and £5. Contact (023) 9247 2700 or visit benchtheatre.org.uk for bookings and information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Victory Arena, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. Gates open at 6.30pm for 7.30pm start. Macbeth. Presented by the Royal Navy Theatre Association. Tickets £10, concessions £8. To book tickets visit Portsmouth Historic Dockyard’s Visitor Centre, call (023) 928 39766 or visit historicdockyard.co.uk/dockyardatdusk.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: The Diving Museum, Stokes Bay. 7pm. Relocating the wrecks of the Mary Rose and the Royal George. A talk by the Southsea Branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club amateur divers, who in the 1960s relocated the wrecks of the Mary Rose and the Royal George. This is history from the horse’s mouth. Admission £6, includes refreshment. Seating limited. Contact (023) 9255 0698 for more information.

SUNDAY

CONCERTS

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, PO12 3PX. 2pm. Gosport and District Organ Club concert. Starring Stephen Austin. Admission £6. Contact 01329 310592 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: St. Mary’s Church Fratton Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Music foundation concert. A concert given in the Churchyard at St Mary’s. This is in aid of the work of the Music Foundation which seeks to inspire local young people and support them in developing their musical skills. Admission is free, but there is a retiring collection to support the work of the foundation. Call (023) 9281 4444 or email vicar@portseaparish.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHAMPTON: 02 Southampton Guildhall, West Marlands Road, SO14 7LP. 3pm. Inspiration Southampton. This brand new choir performs its first concert of popular and powerful songs on stage with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Tickets £13-£21, concessions available. Call 02380 632601 or visit bsolive.com for bookings and more information.

EVENTS

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

HAYLING ISLAND: West Lane, PO11 0JL. 1pm-5pm. Open garden for the British Red Cross. Cakes and plants available. Admission £3, children free. Refreshments included.

PORTSMOUTH: St. Mary’s Church Fratton Road. 2.30pm-4pm. Strawberry tea and open tower. Have a strawberry tea in the church grounds and get the

opportunity to climb the church tower for unique views of the city. Call (023) 9281 4444 or email vicar@portseaparish.co.uk for more information and advance tickets.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10.30am-4.30pm. Step into the stone age. Take part in family activities and discover the secrets of life in the Stone Age. Try your hand at cave painting, take part in a woolly mammoth hunt and handle original Stone Age artefacts. Meet special guest, flint knapper Karl Lee, as he demonstrates how prehistoric people made stone tools and explains how they were used in everyday life. Admission free. Organised as part of the national Festival of Archaeology. Visit portsmouthmuseums.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Port Solent, PO6 4TP. 11am-5pm. Waterside market. Stalls of home furnishings, gifts, homemade crafts and jewellery, as well as delicious cakes and other treats.

SOUTHAMPTON: Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane, Swanwick, SO31 7HB. 11am-4pm. Music festival. Features a pipe band, big noise samba, ukulele band and a children’s choir. You can also see the museum, take part in miniature train rides, children’s activities, stalls, old records, old slot machines and more. Adult admission £6, child £4, family £15.

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

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Town Centre, Palmerston Road Precinct, PO5 3OG. 10am-5pm. Southsea Food Festival.Family-oriented event with around 100 stalls trading per day selling meat, eggs, fresh and smoked fish, cheese, cakes, wine, cider, bread, jams, pickles, fresh fruit, vegetables, plants and much more.

The event showcases restauranteurs from Southsea and the south coast. Admission free.

EXHIBITIONS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street, PO10 7DD. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Chichester and District Archaeological Society and the Warblington Roman Villa. Since 2006, the Chichester Archaeological Society has been excavating the site of the Warblington Roman villa. They have found that it’s part of a substantial working estate. Dr Trevor Davies and his wife Ann have made an informative display with objects found at the site and photos of work in progress. Admission free, stairlift available. Contact 01243 378091 for more information.

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

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, new members always welcome. Tea and biscuits included. Contact Michael or Maureen on (023) 9271 0060.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Milton Village Hall, 182 Milton Road, PO4 8PR. 8pm. Salsa. Learn beginners/improvers salsa dancing, includes group dances. Admission £6.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Craft group. Craft, tea, cake and a warm welcome. Telephone (023) 9268 8705 for more details.

NORTH END: North End Baptist Church, Powerscourt Road. 10am-midday. Copnor Coffee Club for the over 50s. Tea, cake, activites and a warm welcome. Admission £2. Telephone (023) 9268 8705 for more details.

PETERSFIELD: The JCPF Phoenix Centre Healing Clinic, Winton House, High Street, GU32 3JL. 10.30am-12.30pm. Spiritual Healing Clinic. No appointment necessary. Admission free, donations gratefully received. Contact (023) 9269 3169 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Landport Community Centre. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Connor’s Toy Libraries. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft, other activities and a healthy snack. Admission £2 per family per week. Outreach support provided for

unconfident or vulnerable families. Contact (023) 9283 2926 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 11am-3pm. Victorian storytelling. Interactive storytelling on board HMS Warrior 1860 at 11am, midday, 2pm and 3pm. Admission free with a valid dockyard ticket. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk or call (023) 9283 9766 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, North End. 10.30am-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 (1860-1942). 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. 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 (1860-1942). 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. Be-spoke. Discover some unusual historic bicycles and see how the creativity of their inventors was shaped by war, women and work. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/westbury-manor-museum for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Pirates! Fact Or Fiction? Go on a journey through pirate history, film and literature from Cilician pirates of the Roman Mediterranean to the Golden Age pirates of the Caribbean. Meet Vikings, Barbary corsairs and Chinese pirates on the way. Discover facts about the ships, 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: 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: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354 for more information.

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

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

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

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

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

GIGS

FAREHAM: Forest Folk, Trampers Lane, North Boarhunt. Doors at 7.30pm for 8pm start. The Dovetrail Trio. Presenting England’s traditional songs with a fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives and modern themes. Tickets £12. For bookings and information contact (023) 9226 4288 or email info@forestfolk.co.uk.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. Educating Rita. Adapted from Willy Russell’s comic novel. World-weary lecturer, Frank, has never met anyone like plain-speaking hairdresser Rita – until the Open University brings them together. Starring Lenny Henry. Tickets £15-£48. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

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.

TUESDAY

DANCING

HAYLING ISLAND: Royal British Legion, PO11 9ES. 8pm. Salsa dance. Learn beginners and extended beginners salsa, with group dances. Admission £6.

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

EVENTS

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road, PO1 5AA. 7pm-9pm. Gift bags and cards. Learn how to make a variety of greeting cards, and how to personalise simple gift bags with techniques such as paper cutting, paper bunting and more. Admission £10, booking essential. Contact (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

GOSPORT: The White Hart, 195 Stoke Road, PO12 2JE. 10am-midday. Coffee morning. Drop in for a coffee morning and enjoy quality time with friends whilst raising funds for The Rowans Hospice. Admission £2, which includes coffee and cake. Organised by the Gosport Support Group. Check the pub menu if you fancy lunch afterwards. For more information contact (023) 9258 9410.

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.

HILSEA: Howard Road Community Centre, off Northern Parade. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hilsea Social Group.

HILSEA: St Francis Church Hall, Northern Parade. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Connor’s Toy Libraries. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft, other activities and a healthy snack. Admission £2 per family per week. Outreach support provided for unconfident or vulnerable families. Contact (023) 9283 2926 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Omega Centre, PO5 4LP. 4pm-8pm. Clay Station session. Four hour session in the ceramic studio. Membership fee £50, £30 concessions plus £9.50 per session, £7 concessions. Contact 07582 271420 or email clay.station@mail.com for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road. PO4 0JA. 7.30pm. Drink and draw night. Visit goldeneaglesouthsea.co.uk for more information.

WEST SUSSEX: Arundel Castle, Arundel, BN18 9AB. 10am-4pm. Jousting and medieval tournament week. Knights from across Europe and the USA descend on Arundel Castle to compete in the annual international jousting and medieval tournament. The joust is combined with hand-to-hand combat, a large tented medieval encampment, crafts, storytelling and music which brings the 15th Century to life. Admission £11 for children (5 to 16), £23 for adults, £20.50 for seniors (60+) and students, and £52 for families (two adults and three children). For more information visit arundelcastle.org.

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.

FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, 84 West Street, PO16 0JJ. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Be-spoke. Discover some unusual historic bicycles and see how the creativity of their inventors was shaped by war, women and work. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/westbury-manor-museum for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Pirates! Fact Or Fiction? Go on a journey through pirate history, film and literature from Cilician pirates of the Roman Mediterranean to the golden age pirates of the Caribbean. Meet Vikings, Barbary corsairs and Chinese pirates on the way. Discover facts about the ships, 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: 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: 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

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Write Angle, The Square, GU32 3HJ. 7.15pm. Mab Jones and open mic. Mab Jones is a daring wordsmith who has read her poems all over the UK, at festivals such as Latitude, on BBC Radio 4, for Apples & Snakes, supported Phill Jupitus at the Edinburgh Fringe, and in the US, Ireland, France, and Japan. There will also be open mic for those of you who want to perform your own poetry and music as well as a raffle for free meals at a local restaurant. Admission £5. Visit petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk for more information.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. Educating Rita. Adapted from Willy Russell’s comic novel. World-weary lecturer, Frank, has never met anyone like plain-speaking hairdresser Rita – until the Open University brings them together. Starring Lenny Henry. Tickets £15-£48. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

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.

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.

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. New members and visitors welcome. Tuition included. Tea and biscuits available. Admission £3. Contact Michael on (023) 9271 0060.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, North End. 7.15pm-10pm. Healer training workshop. An activity for anyone who is interested in learning to qualify as a nationally registered psychic & spiritual healer. Admission £6. For more information visit jcpf.co.uk/acatalog/healer_training_Programme.pdf.

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Centre, 238 Havant Road, Drayton. 9.30am-11.30am. Connor’s Toy Libraries. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft, other activities and a healthy snack. Admission £2 per family per week. Outreach support provided for

unconfident or vulnerable families. Contact (023) 9283 2926 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Lounge in Brent Court, Warren Avenue, Milton. 10am-midday. Wednesday Club. Relaxed group meeting for chat, tea coffee. New visitors welcome, provided you are 60+.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks. Offering friendship, activities and speakers. Admission £2. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.

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

WEST SUSSEX: Arundel Castle, Arundel, BN18 9AB. 10am-4pm. Jousting and medieval tournament week. Knights from across Europe and the USA descend on Arundel Castle to compete in the annual international jousting and medieval tournament. The joust is combined with hand-to-hand combat, a large tented medieval encampment, crafts, storytelling and music which brings the 15th Century to life. Admission £11 for children (5 to 16), £23 for adults, £20.50 for seniors (60+) and students, and £52 for families (two adults and three children). For more information visit arundelcastle.org.

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.

FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, 84 West Street, PO16 0JJ. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Be-spoke. Discover some unusual historic bicycles and see how the creativity of their inventors was shaped by war, women and work. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/westbury-manor-museum.

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

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

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

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

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Chris Newman’s Georgia Ramblers with guest Chris Gower on trombone. Admission £8 for members, £10 for non members and guests. Visit gosportjazz.hampshire.org.uk or contact (023) 9269 3988 for more information.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2.45pm & 7.45pm. Educating Rita. Adapted from Willy Russell’s comic novel. World-weary lecturer, Frank, has never met anyone like plain-speaking hairdresser Rita – until the Open University brings them together. Starring Lenny Henry. Tickets £15-£48. Visit cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312 for bookings and more information.

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.

WALKS & TALKS

CHIDHAM: Meet at Barleycorn Public House. 1042am. CHA Walking Club. Circular walk via Cobnor Point. Six miles. Call (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

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

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch club. Fresh homemade lunch and dessert with entertainment afterwards, which can include bingo, a quiz or a guest speaker.

Admission £3.95. Call (023) 9261 7890 for information.

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the Museum. A social group for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote understanding about life in the services and life for civilians during times of conflict. No need to book. Contact (023) 9284 1762 or email iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10am-11.30am. Emsworth Country Market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments are available.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road, PO1 5AA. 10.30am-12.30pm. Summer holiday kids workshop. Suitable for ages eight and over. Admission £15, booking required. Contact (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 7.30pm. Smuggling On The South Coast. Author Christopher McCooey traces the early history of open smuggling back to the illegal export of Britain’s Golden Fleece – the so called ‘owling’ of raw wool to the continent. The violent heyday of the contraband trade came in the 18th century when heavy taxes on supposed luxuries such as tea, tobacco and spirits made their illegal importation highly profitable. Tickets £4. Telephone booking line (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: 250 Chichester Road, Portsmouth PO2 0AU. 7.30pm. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door. Ten-week psychic development course taught by Tony Ashenden. Admission £75. If you want to discuss your involvement in the course contact Tony on (023) 9269 3169 or email tonyahome@ntlworld.com.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-4.30pm. Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside! Experience a Victorian seaside holiday. Dress up and promenade along the ‘pier’, become a pier entertainer, put on a Punch and Judy show and make a souvenir to take home. Plus learn about and play with Victorian style toys and board games. Admission free with a valid dockyard ticket. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk or call 023 9283 9766 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 11am-4pm. Silhouette trail. Solve the clues and find eight silhouette pictures that will help you learn about Warrior’s crew and life onboard. The adults with you will be able to help and tell you more. Admission free with a valid dockyard ticket. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk or call (023) 9283 9766 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 8am-5.30pm. Special event: America’s World Cup Series. See the technical area and team base, located in the Royal Navy footprint, but with views from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Get up close to the action, see the sailors and shore teams, watch the supercharged AC45’s during lift in and out and get out onto the water on an exclusive boat tour to experience the race atmosphere at sea. Admission free with a dockyard ticket. Boat tours £10, £25 family. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk or call 023 9283 9766 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Port Solent, PO6 4TP. 11am-4pm. Gamelan workshop. The chance to be part of a traditional Indonesian music ensemble with gongs,

metallophones, drums and bells. The 45 minute workshop’s rhythmic flow of Gamelan – derived from the Javanese word for hammer ‘gamel’ - will introduce children to the rhythm of Bali. Workshops are on at 11am, 12pm, 1.15pm, 2pm and 3pm. Admission free.

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. Visit goldeneaglesouthsea.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Thursday Chat and Tea Club. Group for the over 50s, warm welcome and the chance to meet new people.

WEST SUSSEX: Arundel Castle, Arundel, BN18 9AB. 10am-4pm. Jousting and medieval tournament week. Knights from across Europe and the USA descend on Arundel Castle to compete in the annual international jousting and medieval tournament. The joust is combined with hand-to-hand combat, a large tented medieval encampment, crafts, storytelling and music which brings the 15th Century to life. Admission £11 for children (5 to 16), £23 for adults, £20.50 for seniors (60+) and students, and £52 for families (two adults and three children). For more information visit arundelcastle.org

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.

FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, 84 West Street, PO16 0JJ. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Be-spoke. Discover some unusual historic bicycles and see how the creativity of their inventors was shaped by war, women and work. 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.