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COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Dawn French. 30 Million Minutes Tour. Admission: £39.50, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

CONCERT

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Foster and Allen: The Gold and Silver Days Tour. Will perform all their hits. Admission: £22.50. 01329 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

DANCING

BUCKLAND: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Ballroom and sequence dancing. Admission: £3. (023) 9242 5331.

COSHAM: St Colman’s Hall, St Colman’s Avenue. 8pm. Social Dance. Ballroom, latin and sequence dance. Admission: £4. 07989 124 089.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. Malt Whisky Tasting. Sample six malts with David Taylor. Admission: £10. Booking is required. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road. 12.30pm. Over-50s social club. £1.50. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. Stroke support group at 1pm. Work club at 2pm. (023) 9288 2550.

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane. 9am-midday. Stubbington Country Market. Freshly made cakes and dairy products. Hand-made crafts.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10.30am-midday. The cabin Club. Museum fun for under fives. (023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm and 1.15pm. Six-week yoga class. Learn simple yoga techniques to help relieve stress and bring balance. Admission: £25-£30. (023) 9268 8057.

PORTSMOUTH: Paulsgrove Prime Time, Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, College Road, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Fright Night. Zombie-themed lazer quest. Admission: £18. (023) 9289 3318.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Maureen Moss, June Bryant and Joyce Wood.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join Sammy Sardine and discover why submariners were smelly, why their food was ghastly, and as for their toilets... Free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert of drawings in Biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: Space, University of Portsmouth Eldon Building West, Winston Churchill Avenue. 9am-5pm. A Story of Revolutions. Exhibition from Patrick Altes on the exploration of diaspora and identity. port.ac.uk/space.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Racing to War: The Royal Navy and 1914. Exhibition that examines the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket.royalnavymuseum.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Over-60s youth club. (023) 9288 2550.


PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Platform 2014. Selection of works from graduates. Also Panic Of The Human Fancy by Joanne Hummel-Newell. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park Memorial Working Mens Club, Highlands Road. 8pm. Dave Barret. 01329 280 782, hpmwmc.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 8pm. The Book Of Genesis. Genesis tribute show. Admission: £12.50, concession available. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Curlew, Petersfield Road. 9pm. 4 Play. Covers band. Free admission. (023) 9248 4502.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Road. 7pm-late. Pompey Ounx Collective. With The Jack Ratts, Dead By Dawn, Tommy Disfiger and guests. Admission: £5. 07505 953 063.

PORTSMOUTH: The Cellars at Eastney, Cromwell Road. 8pm. The Silver Beatles. Admission: £8. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Defender Tones.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8.30pm. Absolute Zero. (023) 9282 0896, rmatavern.co.uk.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Gypsy. Rose Hovick has big plans for her two young daughters who are subjected to the spotlight from an early age. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Taken At Midnight. Theatre drama that explores a mother’s struggle and her son’s resistance during the Nazi movement. Tickets: £24-£40. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road. 7.45pm. The 39 Steps. Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan. Performed by the Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission: £8. hayling-dramatics.hampshire.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Walk along the promenade. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.