What’s on for Friday, July 24 - Thursday, July 30, 2015

Make your own decorations at Make & The Craft Kitchen tomorrow. See Saturday's 'events' for more details.

Make your own decorations at Make & The Craft Kitchen tomorrow. See Saturday's 'events' for more details.

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FRIDAY

CONCERTS

PETWORTH: St Mary’s Church, GU28 0AD. 7.30pm. Jacqui Dankworth with Charlie Wood. Jacqui Dankworth is joined by American pianist-vocalist Charlie Wood and a leading group of musicians, for a concert of duets celebrating a century of song. Adult tickets £7-£20, £5 for under 18s and free in adult £7. Visit petworthfestival.org.uk or contact 01798 343055 for more information.

PULBOROUGH: Music Room, Champs Hill, RH20 1LY. 7.30pm-9.30pm. The Phoenix Piano Trio. Performing three centuries in Vienna as part of the Petworth Festival programme. Supported by David and Mary Bowerman. Ticktes £20, £5 for under 18s. Wine included in ticket price and served from 6.45pm. Gardens open from 5pm. Visit petworthfestival.org.uk or call 01798 343055.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 11.15am and 1.30pm. Guided tour. For a real insight into the history and the lives of the people who lived and worked at the Fort. Admission £3, under 16s free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

FAREHAM: Parker Meadows Nursing Home, Redlands Lane, PO16 0UD. Summer fete. Including food, drinks, a magic show, various games, stalls and a raffle. Special guests will include the Fareham fire brigade. For more information and to buy tickets, contact Parker Meadows on 01329 558700.

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

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: High Street. 9am-5pm. French market. Offering a wide range of products including;

local and regional cheeses, freshly baked bread, patisserie products, olives and dried fruits, handbags, jewellery and Provencal soaps. Visit franceathome.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.

WATERLOOVILLE: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton. 10am-4pm. Family archaeology day. To celebrate this summer’s Festival Of Archaeology.

Bring a picnic and take part in activities and discovery. Admission £7.50 for adults, £3.50 for children aged five-16, under 5s free. Visit butserancientfarm.co.uk or call (023) 9259 8838 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 (five 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.

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. 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 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: 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 for more information.

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 RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow.

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.

GOSPORT: 17th Century Village, Grange Farm, Rowner PO13 8AB. 7.30pm. The Tempest. Performed by the Villagers Open Air Drama Group. Adul tickets £7, seniors/students £5, children under 16 £3 and family £15. All profits go to local charities. Contact (023) 9252 6573 for tickets and 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

CONCERTS

PETWORTH: St Mary’s Church, GU28 0AD. Midday-1.15pm. The Kamus Quartet. Young Finnish string quartet, supported by Retalls Violins. Adult tickets £13, £5 for under 18s. Visit petworthfestival.org.uk or contact 01798 343055 for more information.

PETWORTH: The Stables, Petworth House, GU28 0AE. 6pm-9.15pm. Jazz in the stables. Jazz and dance event with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra and George Montague. Hog roast, cold food and drinks available. Tickets £25, under 18s £5. Visit petworthfestival.org.uk or contact 01798 343055.

PORTSMOUTH: Paulsgrove Social Club, Marsden Road, PO6 4JB. The American Legends Show. Tribute to Elvis and Neil Diamond by the King of Diamonds. Booking essential. Tickets £3 for members, £6 for non members. Contact (023) 9232 4102 for more information.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, PO3 5XT. 8pm-11pm. 50/50 dance. Ballroom and sequence dancing. Attendees are welcome to bring their own drinks. Raffle, tea, coffee and snacks are sold in the break. Large car park. Admission £4.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 7.30pm-11pm. 78 club 50/50 dance. Admission £6 for members, £7 for non-members.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 11.15am and 1.30pm. Guided tour. For a real insight into the history and the lives of the people who lived and worked at the fort. Admission £3, under 16s free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road, PO1 5AA. 2pm-4pm. Paper pom poms and decorations. Workshop showing you how to make tissue pompoms, paper garlands, fans and more. Admission £10, booking required.Contact (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

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

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 (five 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

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.

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 .

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. 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: 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

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 9pm. The Petty Criminals. Tom Petty tribute band.

PORTSMOUTH: The Jolly Taxpayer, 2 Eastbourne Road, PO3 6LN. 8.30pm-late. Ken Mayes. ’50s and ’60s music. Admission free.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Sea Angling Club, 42 Grenada Road. 8pm. Snag and Diggs Duo. ’60s, ’70s and ’80s music.

SOUTHSEA: Drift Bar, 78 Palmerston Road, PO5 3PT. 2-7pm. Live music. The Dead Betas, Bleechers, Why Pinto and Kodah. All ages welcome. Book tickets at

wegottickets.com/event/323473.

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 & 2.30pm. 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.

SWANMORE: Hill Farm House, Droxford Road, Swanmore SO32 2PY. 7.30pm. The Tempest. Performed by the Villagers Open Air Drama Group. Adul tickets £12, children £6, children under 16 £3 and family £15. All profits go to Ickle Pickles charity. Contact 078032 99973 for tickets and information.

SUNDAY

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 11.15am and 1.30pm. Guided tour. For a real insight into the history and the lives of the people who lived and worked at the fort. Admission £3, under 16s free. Visit royalarmouries.org 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 (five 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

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.

GIGS

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

STAGE

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.

PULBOROUGH: Bignor Park, RH20 1HG. 2.30pm-4.10pm. Illyria’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Illyria brings the tale to life in their own unique way as part of the Petworth Festival programme. Adult tickets £8, five-18-year-olds £6, under 4s free. Contact 01798 343055 or visit petworthfestival.org.uk for more information.

MONDAY

CONCERTS

PETWORTH: St Mary’s Church, GU28 0AD. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Angela Hewitt. Performance by one of the world’s leading pianists. Part of the Petworth Festival programme. Adult tickets £24, £15, £7.50, under 18s £5 and free in adult £7.50 area. Contact 01798 343055 or visit petworthfestival.org.uk for more information.

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.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 11.15am and 1.30pm. Guided tour. For a real insight into the history and the lives of the people who lived and worked at the fort. Admission £3, under 16s free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

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.

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. 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 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: 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 for more information.

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

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

STAGE

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

WALKS & TALKS

CHICHESTER: Chichester Park Hotel, PO19 7QL. 7pm for 7.30pm start. From wingwalker to Fly2Help. Talk by Helen Tempest, accompanied by some unusual photos. Admission for members £3 and guests £5, under 16s free. For further information visit airaces.org.uk or call

01243 823007.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, PO16 0EL. 1.05pm-1.50pm. Lunchtime concert. By Karen Taylor and friends, presenting a programme of classics known and new. Admission free, collection in aid of the High Time appeal. Contact the parish office on 01329 232688, or email office@htscf.org.uk for more information.

TUESDAY

COMEDY

MIDHURST: Midhurst Rother College, GU29 9DT. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Paul Merton’s Impro Chums. Taking audience suggestions to create comedy, Paul will be joined by four other performers. Part of the Petworth Festival programme. Adult tickets £25 and £15, under 18s £5 and £2.50. Contact 01798 343055 or visit petworthfestival.org.uk for more information.

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

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 11.15am and 1.30pm. Guided tour. For a real insight into the history and the lives of the people who lived and worked at the fort. Admission £3, under 16s free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road, PO1 5AA. 2pm-4pm. Summer holiday kids workshop - scrapbook making. Admission £10, booking required.Contact (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke 7.30pm-9.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters sewing evening. Admission £2.50. New members welcome. Contact Alison Jenkins on 01329 663087 for more information.

GOSPORT: SEARCH, Local & Naval Studies Centre @ Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1NS. 10.30am-12.30pm. All At Sea. Workshop for families featuring a mix of seaside science with a wealth of specimens and seaside holiday history. There will also be seaside games, art and dressing-up. Suitable for ages four and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets £4, contact (023) 9252 3463.

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.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Petersfield Museum, The Old Courthouse, GU32 3HX. 10.30am-12.30pm. Painting The Town. Part of a series of arts and crafts activities for children and families. You can also take part in one of two town trails which will lead you on an adventure around Petersfield, answering questions in different locations with a prize at the end. Trails can be collected, free of charge, from the museum and gallery or printed from petersfieldmuseum.co.uk. Contact 01730 260756 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Port Solent, PO6 4TP. 11am-4pm. Kidsrome Mobile Farm Punch and Judy show. Includes animals and tractor rides. Watch the Punch & Judy shows at 11am, 12pm, 1.15pm, 2pm & 3pm.

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. 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 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: 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. portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

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 for more information.

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

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

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Petersfield Museum, The Old Courthouse, GU32 3HX. 10am-4pm. Fi Bunn, Alpine Photographer. A series of large-scale images examining the relationship between photographers and alpinists. Contact 01730 262601 or email education@petersfieldmuseum.co.uk for more information.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7.30pm. Jam session. All welcome.

STAGE

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

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.

WALKS & TALKS

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2pm. Cable Cars of San Francisco. Ian Gledhill talks about how the cable cars work and what stops them from rolling down the hills in San Francisco. Admission £2.

WEDNESDAY

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Cowplain Social Club. 8pm-10.30pm. Wednesday dance. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. Bar available. Admission £2, £1 on the door for non-members.

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 for more information.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, PO16 7DB. 9.30am, 11am, 1pm and 2.30pm. Craftshop workshops. With Art Attack presenter Lloyd Warbey. Suitable for children aged four to 11. Admission £10 for one workshop. Call 01329 231942 or visit fernehamhall.co.uk to book a place.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 11.15am and 1.30pm. Guided tour. For a real insight into the history and the lives of the people who lived and worked at the fort. Admission £3, under 16s free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

FAREHAM: Rotary Wheelhouse, Salterns Lane, Hill Head, PO14 3LR. 10am-12.30pm. Big Bark coffee morning. To raise funds for Canine Partners, all welcome including dogs. Free parking, admission £3 including refreshments. Visit caninepartners.org.uk for more information.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Petersfield Museum, The Old Courthouse, GU32 3HX. 10.30am-12.30pm. Painting The Town. Part of a series of arts and crafts activities for children and families. You can also take part in one of two town trails which will lead you on an adventure around Petersfield, answering questions in different locations with a prize at the end. Trails can be collected, free of charge, from the museum and gallery or printed from petersfieldmuseum.co.uk. Contact 01730 260756 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.

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. 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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4.30pm. Junior assault course. Obstacles and challenges to complete. Admission £3.50. Suitable for children ages 3+. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 11.15am and 1.30pm. Guided tour. For a real insight into the history and the lives of the people who lived and worked at the Fort. Admission £3, under 16s free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 12.30pm and 3pm. Hands On History. Interactive sessions are based on letters from George Western, a soldier who completed his training at Fort Nelson during the First World War. Visitors will be able to explore Georges’s kit bag, bunk beds and extracts from his original letters. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road, PO1 5AA. 10.30am-12.30pm. Summer holiday kids workshop - bunting. Suitable for ages 8 and over. Admission £10, booking required.Contact (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Petersfield Museum, The Old Courthouse, GU32 3HX. 10.30am-12.30pm. Painting The Town. Part of a series of arts and crafts activities for children and families. You can also take part in one of two town trails which will lead you on an adventure around Petersfield, answering questions in different locations with a prize at the end. Trails can be collected, free of charge, from the museum and gallery or printed from petersfieldmuseum.co.uk. Contact 01730 260756 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Port Solent, PO6 4TP. 11am-4pm. Tob Banana Circus. Drop-in sessions to learn circus skills including juggling, diablo, high wire, devil sticks, hula, poi, pedal-racers and plate spinning.

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 52 8814.

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. 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. 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 come 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.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Petersfield Museum, The Old Courthouse, GU32 3HX. 10am-4pm. Fi Bunn, Alpine Photographer. A series of large-scale images examining the relationship between photographers and alpinists. Contact 01730 262601 or email education@petersfieldmuseum.co.uk for more information.

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CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm & 2.30pm. 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.

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