What’s On from Friday, February 19-Thursday, February 25, 2016

Crafts and artwork at the Square Tower, Old Portsmouth
Crafts and artwork at the Square Tower, Old Portsmouth
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A round-up of what’s on in the area in the coming week.

BOOKS

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 12pm-3pm. Local author Gabby Aquilina at Southsea Library for Portsmouth BookFest. Go along and meet the author – no ticket required. Visit portsmouthbookfest.co.uk for more.

DANCING

BUCKLAND: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea-dance. Ballroom and sequence. Music from Brenda & W Sounds. Admission £3.

Lunches available in the cafe from 12 noon. Call Brenda on (023) 9242 5331. EVENTS
CHICHESTER: Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, PO19 3QR. 10am-4pm. Half-term activities. Taste Roman food, make a Roman oil lamp, have a go at weaving, make Roman bread, dress in Roman costume and more. Activities are included in the normal admission price. Call 01243 785859 or visit sussexpast.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 11.15am-12.30pm. Table tennis. Every Friday.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-3pm. Crafts and indoor games. Traditional Victorian games for all the family plus make and take craft activities. £2 per child. Visit royalarmouries.org

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm. Victorian school room. Have a go at writing with chalk on slates and learn about the British Empire during Queen Victoria’s reign £3.50 per child. Includes an activity trail to help you explore the fort after class.

All activities are suitable for children aged three to 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult (free). PORTSMOUTH: St. Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 12pm. Mass and charity lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch, the money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.

PORTSMOUTH: Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Kids for a quid. Children can see the view from the tower for £1 until February 21. With a new children’s trail, where kids can discover facts about the tower as they complete an activity sheet by sourcing clues from the three view decks. One discounted child per full paying adult. Visit spinnakertower.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Bluereef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PB. 10am-5pm. Claws – Incredible Crustaceans at the Blue Reef Aquarium. Visitors will experience close encounters with crabs and lobsters from around the world as part of the half-term event. With talks, activities and a quiz throughout the day. Call (023) 9287 5222 or visit bluereefaquarium.co.uk/portsmouth. SOUTHSEA: Cumberland House, Natural History Museum, Eastern Parade, PO4 9RF. 10.30am-12.30pm. Nature week – bees. Children and adults can learn about the house’s bee hive, how the bees live and try on beekeeper’s clothing. Visit portsmouthnaturalhistory.co.uk

SOUTHSEA: Cumberland House, Natural History Museum, Eastern Parade, PO4 9RF. 11am-2pm. Nature week activities. Visitors can join the Portsdown Hill countryside officer for activities that reveal how plants, insects and birds get through the winter. Visit portsmouthnaturalhistory.co.uk .

EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. David Jones (1895-1974) was a painter, engraver, poet and maker of inscriptions. This exhibition displays some 80 works from throughout Jones’s life. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. A significant group of prints, drawings and books from unlikely collector Michael Woodford, a former rubbish collector and school caretaker with a passion for art. The collection includes late etchings by Picasso, drawings and watercolours spanning the career of Graham Sutherland, and notable works by Victor Pasmore, Alan Reynolds, Suzanne Valadon and Gerald Leslie Brockhurst. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk .

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Interventions. BA (Hons) Fine Art students from Northbrook College have been invited to create a series of imaginative site-specific artworks in locations within the historic town house of Pallant House Gallery. A booklet available at reception will guide visitors through the house. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org. uk for further information.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. Discover the most influential art movements to have shaped 20th century British modern art in a selection from Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

HAVANT: Nineveh, 11 The Pallant. 10am-3pm. A Sense of Space and Place. An exhibition about memories, exploring the way people visualise the places and events they have experienced. Call 07528 130021 for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street. 10am-5.30pm. Life on Hayling Island during WW1. Exhibition by Hayling Island U3A.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Portsmouth Music Experience Exhibition. Music in Portsmouth since the 1950s: ‘Rock Shots, 50 years of Music Photography in Portsmouth’ – images from 12 local photographers and, ‘From Landport to Live Aid’ – local musician Spike Edney’s journey from Portsmouth to becoming the ‘5th member of Queen’ Free admission. Call (023) 9387 0200.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. The story of children’s television from 1946 to today. Free admission. Call (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, PO1 2HW. 11am-6pm. Dockies. The artworks by John Green are inspired by Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, as it was such a big part of his life. Part one of two shows. Call (023) 9229 7053 for more information.

GIGS
FAREHAM: Boarhunt Blues Club, Trampers Lane, PO17 6DD. 9pm. Sean Webster band with Jon Amor. Tickets £12.50. Call 07445 861519 for more information.

FAREHAM: The Bird in Hand, Gosport Road. 9pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8.30pm. Tuxedo Junction. Call (023) 9278 0860 for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street. 7.30pm. Night of Noise. Punk, ska and reggae bands. £5 on the door.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Trevor John Band. Rock/pop covers. Call (023) 9282 1658 for more information. 
MARKETS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9am-12pm. Stubbington Country Market. With cakes, savouries, dairy and gluten free products, crafts, flowers, fruit and vegetables. Everything is home baked, hand crafted, or home grown. Free parking.
STAGE
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Francis Avenue, PO4 0LX. 7.30pm. The Sleeping Beauty. Call 08454 676462 for more information. 
TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays,

PO1 3TZ. 11am. Historical tour of Gunwharf. In celebration of Gunwharf Quays’s 15th Birthday, Michael Underwood will be carrying out historical tours of the site.Tours are free and start from The Guest Relations Suite in Central Square. Visit gunwharf-quays.com/history for more information.

WALKS & TALKS
SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Seafront walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information. 
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 2pm-3.30pm. Lampshades. Make your own. £25. Call (023) 9282 2026, e-mail info@makersmerchant.com or visit makersmerchant.com for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, PO1 3QX. 10am-3.30pm. Silhouettes, Stories and Moving Pictures. A week of creative activities and stories. Design your own Victorian style moving pictures to take home. Free. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Marines Museum, Esplanade, PO4 9PX. 11am-3pm. Crafty Commandos. Colour in your own paper beret using the corps colours of yellow, green, red, and blue and complete with globe and laurel cap badge. Free. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk for more information.

TOMORROW

BOOKSPORTSMOUTH: Menuhin Theatre, Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Walk, PO1 2DX. 7pm. Closure: featuring Lynne E. Blackwood, Sylvia Dickinson, Patrice Lawrence and Karen Onojaife. An evening of readings from Closure. £5 with tea/coffee. Part of Portsmouth BookFest. Visit portsmouthbookfest.co.uk for more information.

COFFEE

HAYLING ISLAND: Small hall, United Reformed Church, Hollow Lane, PO11 9EY. 9.30am. Coffee morning. Hayling Island Support Group for The Rowans Hospice.

EVENTS
COSHAM: St Philip’s Church Hall, Hawthorn Crescent. 11am-2pm. Table top sale. With refreshments plus a variety of tables and homemade cakes. Admission 40p. Call (023) 9237 9278 for further details or to book a table.

FAREHAM: Porchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 10am-1pm. Wedding fair. New and pre-loved items. Admission £1.

PORTSMOUTH: Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Technology Department, Portsmouth Grammar School, PO1 2LN. 10am-3pm. Carve-in. Solent Guild of Woodcarvers & Sculptors.

PORTSMOUTH: Christ Church, Milton, United Reformed Church (corner of Edgeware Road, Milton Road, opposite petrol station). 10am-1pm. Top Banana Circus Fun Day. Take part in a range of circus skill activities including plate spinning, tight rope, juggling and more. Free. Refreshments are available. Call 07532 049513 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Bluereef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PB. 10am-5pm. Claws – Incredible Crustaceans at the Blue Reef Aquarium. See ‘Today’ for details.
GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Hazzard County. Call (023) 9282 1658 for more information. 
STAGE
PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfred’s Church, George Street. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Stromboli the Puppet Master. A traditional panto. See members of the Parish enjoying themselves – including ‘spot the clergy in disguise’ on stage. Get tickets by calling (023) 9281 4444. 
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Francis Avenue, PO4 0LX. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. The Sleeping Beauty. Call 08454 676462 for more information. 
TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays,

PO1 3TZ. 11am. Historical tour of Gunwharf. See ‘Today’ for details.

WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 2pm-4pm. Spring bulbs in a decorated pot. £15. Call (023) 9282 2026, e-mail info@makersmerchant.com or visit makersmerchant.com

SUNDAY

BOOKS
PORTSMOUTH: Carnegie Library, Fratton Road, PO1 5EZ. 2pm. Played up Pompey with Neil Allen. Join chief sports writer for The News, Neil Allen, as he talks about his interest in Portsmouth Football Club, what prompted him to write Played Up Pompey and how he went about publishing his book. £5. Visit portsmouthbookfest.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, Broad Street, PO1 2JE. 7pm. This Island City: Portsmouth in Poetry. A celebration of Portsmouth’s literary heritage. This Island City is an anthology of poetry which brings Portsmouth to life. The event will include readings from Portsmouth people who have contributed to the anthology, along with national and local poets. Live music with Janet Ayers and friends. Bar and free nearby parking. £4 on the door. Part of Portsmouth BookFest. Visit portsmouthbookfest.co.uk for more information.

EVENTS
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. 6.30pm. Talk. Rev. Canon David Power will give an illustrated talk on his recent visit to the Diocese of Ho, in Ghana. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served during an interval. Call (023) 9242 1849.

PORTSMOUTH: Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Kids for a quid.

SOUTHSEA: Bluereef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PB. 10am-5pm. Claws – Incredible Crustaceans. See ‘Today’ for details.

EXHIBITIONS
See ‘Today’ for details.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: Rosies Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove, PO5 1JF. 1.30pm-4pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. Call (023) 9275 5944 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 3pm & 8pm. Sunday swingtime with the Dave Baker Project at 3pm, Helene! at 8pm. Call (023) 9278 0860 for more information. 
MARKETS

SOUTHSEA: Palmerston Road, PO5 3PS. 10am-4pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Food and drink from producers across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Including honey, meat, craft beer, artisanal spirits, chocolate and more.
STAGE
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Francis Avenue, PO4 0LX. 2.30pm. The Sleeping Beauty. Call 08454 676462 for more information. 
TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays,

PO1 3TZ. 3pm. Historical tour of Gunwharf.

MONDAY

BOOKS
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Walk, PO1 2DX. 7pm. Portsmouth: The home of great writing. A public lecture by local author Matt Wingett. Four of the 19th Century’s most popular novelists – Dickens, Doyle, Wells and Kipling – have Portsmouth connections. Free, please book a place. Visit portsmouthbookfest.co.uk.

CLASSES

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. Call 078130 06569 for more information.

DANCING
GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2.50 including tea and biscuits. 
STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Dancin’ Fit. If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit and healthy, go along to Dancin’ Fit to make 2016 your year. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.
EVENTS
COPNOR: North End Baptist Church, Powerscourt Road. 10am-12pm. Copnor Coffee Club. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Craft Group. Group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people.

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road, PO8 8DB. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Crafty Needles Club. Bring your own craft work and join in with making a special project. All are welcome. £2.50 per session. Tea cakes provided. Call Carole on (023) 9261 5916 or The Borrow Centre on (023) 9226 6423.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am-12.45pm or 4pm-8pm. Spiritual Healing Clinic. No appointment necessary. Free, donations are greatfully received. Call (023) 9269 3169 for more information.

EXHIBITIONS
See ‘Today’ for details.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8pm. Pompey Pluckers ukulele session. Call (023) 9278 0860.WALKS & TALKS

CHICHESTER: Chichester Park Hotel, PO19 7QL. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Low and slow – owning, restoring and occasionally flying vintage light aircraft. A talk by Stephen Salter. Presented by the Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society. £3 for members, £5 for guests and free for under 16s. Visit airaces.org.uk or call David Batcock on 01243 823007.

FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre, Fratton, 10.30am. Victoria Park walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to pier walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, Memorial where the buses terminate. 1pm. Short Canoe Lake walk. Slow short walk of 30 minutes.

TUESDAY

BOOKS
SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 12pm-3pm. Dr Asim Dasgupta - writer and travel photographer at Southsea Library for Portsmouth BookFest. No ticket required. Visit portsmouthbookfest.co.uk.

DANCING
FAREHAM: Fareham Academy, St Annes Grove, PO14 1JJ. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Ballroom and Latin beginners’ dance class. Tickets £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk for more information.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Community Centre, 51 Twyford Drive, PO13 8JU. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit and healthy, go along to Dancin’ Fit to make 2016 your year. £4. Call 07979 800299.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2 including tea and biscuits.
EVENTS
FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 1pm-3pm. Variety club. Every Tuesday.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Eric Knowles – What’s It Worth? In this show he shares stories of his life in the antiques world. The second half is devoted to discussing the audience’s treasures, selected by Eric before the show. If you would like to have an item considered for valuation come along at 6.30pm (One item only per ticket holder).Tickets £15, booking essential. Call (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: Staunton Park Genealogy Group, Lower Ground Floor, St Francis Church, Riders Lane, Leigh Park, PO9 4QT. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Group meeting. New members welcome. For more information visit thestauntoninfo.org.
GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters – sewing evening. £3.50 for non-members, new members welcome. Call Jenny on 01329 231 790. 
HAVANT: Saint Faiths Church Hall, The Pallant, PO9 1PP. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Seeking new members. Go along and sit in one of the rehearsal evenings. For more details visit smvc.co.uk or contact McAndrew on (023) 9222 1531 or 07736 877506.

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, PO9 2RS. 7pm. Bridge Players Wanted. Meet every Tuesday evening. Beginners are welcome, but some knowledge and experience of bridge is necessary. No need to bring a partner. Open to adults, who can also use the bar area and social club membership. Call Linda Collins on 07826 000330, Angela and Nigel Peake on 01243 372718 or email angela.nigel.peake@gmail.com.

HILSEA: Howard Road Community Centre, Howard Road, off of Northern Parade. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hilsea Social Group. Group for those aged 50 and over. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Hub, Tysley Road, Somerstown. 10am-12pm. Pompey Kurlers. Group for those aged 50 and over.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse Pub, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. Group for those aged 50 and over. 
SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 7pm. Auckland Superdoodlez! Crafty colouring, doodling, glasspainting, origami and things with glitter. Call (023) 9278 0860. 
WALKS & TALKS

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2pm. The Mystery of the Marine Floor. Dig out your diving gear or submarine. Presented by Petersfield U3A. Admission £2.50. Call 01730 827374 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register.


WEDNESDAY

BOOKS
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Walk, PO1 2DX. 7pm. New Habits with Eleanor Stewart. Kicking the Habit was Eleanor Stewart’s first book and traces her eight years of life in a convent. £5. Visit portsmouthbookfest.co.uk for more information.

CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: St Luke’s Church Hall, PO5 2PL. 7.30pm-9pm. Martial arts. Kung fu. First lesson is free. Call 07813 006569.

DANCING
FAREHAM: Sarisbury Green Community Centre, The Green, SO31 7AA. 8pm-10pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. Singles welcome. No experience necessary. Ample parking. Bar available. Admission £2.50, includes tea and biscuits. Call Annette on 01489 573114 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Royal Beach Hotel. 1pm-4pm. Social dancing. Admission £4.50. Call (023) 9273 1281 for more information. 
STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 7pm-8pm. Dancin’ Fit. If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit and healthy, go along to Dancin’ Fit to make 2016 your year. £4. Call 07979 800299.

EVENTS
COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm. Quiz. Membership to the 55 Club is open to anyone aged 55 or over. If you’d like to spend your Wednesday evenings socialising with a group of people, go along. Drinks can be purchased at the bar. New members are welcome.

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 2pm-4pm. Whist (cards). Every Wednesday.

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Parish Centre, Alverstoke. 2pm. Beetle drive. Stokes Bay WI is running a Beetle drive with afternoon tea to raise money for GAFIRS (Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service). Tickets £6 from stokes.bay.wi@gmail.com.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 12pm. Mass and charity lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information. 
SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 1pm & 8.30pm. Ukelele session at 1pm and Big Fat Auckland Quiz at 8.30pm. Call (023) 9278 0860 for more information. 
STAGE
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre Studio, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 6.30pm & 8pm. National Theatre Connections 500: Blackout. A thriller by Davey Anderson as part of the National Theatre Connections 500 Festival 2015-2016. Call (023) 9282 8282 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: Warblington School, Southleigh Road, PO9 2RR. 7.30pm. Butterflies of the Meon Valley. A talk by Ashley Whitlock. Presented by the Hants and IOW Wildlife Trust. Admission £2.50, includes refreshments. Call (023) 9225 8457 for more information.

WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-12pm. Mini makers. A world of colour and creativity for those aged five and below. Led by trained arts professionals, each session starts with a story, before the children, their parents and guardians try a range of arts activities. £3 per child. Turn up on the day.