What’s On for Monday May 5

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TODAY

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

EVENTS

DENMEAD: All Saints’ Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 2pm-3pm. Denmead Church Flower Club’s 13th Annual Plant Sale. Quality plants at bargain prices. All proceeds to the flower club’s charities.

HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church Car Park, West Street. 9am-2pm. Giant Car Boot Sale. Bargains galore. Refreshments on site. Cars £6; vans £8 (gates open 7am). (023) 9248 4520, rchavant.org.uk.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. Magic Lantern Shows. Special magic lantern shows in the bioscope. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. Midday-8pm. Mayfly Festival of Arts and Music. Exhibiton of paintigns and photography with live acoustic music and poetry readings thorughout the day. Admission free..

PORTSMOUTH: Bransbury Park, Eastney. 2pm-5pm. Miniature Railway Rides. Portsmouth Model Engineering Society members offer rides on steam and/or electric locomotives (weather permitting). Rides are 40p per person for two circuits of track. portsmouthmes.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. May Fayre. The annual community fayre and celebration of life in Fratton. Attractions include: real ale tent, arena displays, bouncy castle, bands, funfair rides, etc, plus over 100 stalls. (023) 9282 7322 to book a stall or display space.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by The Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. New Exhibition: Aspire Group and Ken Briffett. The exhibition is of a very wide spectrum of art in many forms. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-4pm. South Hampshire Calligraphers’ Exhibition.

PORTSMOUTH: Ground Floor Café, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour (PO6 3EN). 10am-4pm. Stitches to Dye For Embroidery Exhibition. Portsmouth and District Embroiderers Guild have collaborated with Portsmouth Young Embroiderers in putting on this exhibition. (023) 9238 9056.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. With One Last Breath. Admission £8. (023) 8022 5612.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Stevie. By Hugh Whitemore, a tribute to the life and work of Stevie Smith. Starring Zoë Wanamaker. Admission: £24-£33. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Bridge Centre, Fratton Road. 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: meet Bus Terminus, Canoe Lake. 1pm. Slow short walk to the Canoe Lake Café. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: meet South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: meet South Parade Pier. 7.30pm. Eastney Seafront Walk. An evening stroll along the seafront towards Eastney, returning via Eastern Parade. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.