What’s on for Monday, December 1, 2014

SHORT STORY FOR THE WEEKEND: Committed by Diane Ashman

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COFFEE

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

CONCERT

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. Portsmouth Chamber Music Series: La Serenissima. A concert celebrating the music of one of the great Italian violin virtuosi, Johann Georg Pisendel. Tickets: £16, £14 concessions. Call 084 4453 9028 to book.

DANCING

COSHAM: Community Association, Wootton Road, PO6 3AP. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. Tea and biscuits included. Admission £2.50, new members welcome. Contact Michael on (023) 9271 0060.

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

WATERLOOVILLE: Community Centre, 10 Maurpas Way. 8.15pm-10.15pm. WACA Folk Dance Club. Admission £3, first visit free. Call (023) 9225 8056.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Cosham Craft Group. Come along to try your hand at all things crafty. Tea, cake and a warm welcome. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Belinda and David Johnson.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm Mon to Sat. The Artists Rifles. Exhibition showcasing the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Free admission, closed Suns and Bank Holidays. For more information visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Seven Ages Of Woman, Photography Exhibition By UoP Graduate Tyran Hawthorn. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An artist at Sea onboard HMS Argyll and Tireless. A body of work by Jules George depicting the experiences of HMS Argyll and the submarine HMS Tireless on active deployment. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 92727582.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8.30am-5.30pm. Kroma: Kate Bishop Exhibition. Illustrations inspired by Scandinavian living and Kate’s love of colour.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune. In a New York apartment Johnny is trying to persuade his colleague that they have something special. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30 and 7.30pm. An Ideal Husband. A comedic play by Oscar Wilde about blackmail and political corruption starring Patricia Routledge. Tickets: £8.50-£42. Call 01243 781 312 or visit cft.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s ‘Independence & Wellbeing Team’. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at bus terminus. 1pm. Canoe Lake Walk. A slow short walk to the Canoe Lake Cafe. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.

Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.