What’s on from Friday, February 5 – Thursday, February 11, 2016

Amy - The Girl Behind The Name is on at The Spring tonight
Amy - The Girl Behind The Name is on at The Spring tonight

REVIEW: Solent Male Voice Choir, St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island

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today

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

SOUTHSEA: Waverley Bowls Club, 91 Waverley Road, PO5 2PL. 7pm. The Night the Music Died. This rock ‘n’ roll themed evening will be in memory of the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Richie Valens. With music from local Portsmouth bands Black and Blue, Eyes To The Skies, Novellas and Reactor 1. All proceeds from the evening go to Cancer Research UK. Tickets are £4 in advance and £5 on the door. Call Molly on 07519 316888. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Michael Taylor and June Cousin. Free entry. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information. 
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. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques Petry’s installation creates a dialogue with the Gallery’s historic glass collections, exploring questions of gender, craftsmanship and decoration. 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 and help them find works of art in unexpected places, such as bedside tables, window ledges and hearths. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.
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.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. From 1946 to today. Tracing the history of children’s television, bringing together seven decades of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images. With interactives for kids. 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 in this exhibition by John Green are inspired by Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, as it was such a big part of his life. Part one of the two shows to be held showcasing John’s work. Call (023) 9229 7053 for more information. 
FILMS

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.45pm. Amy. Amy chronicles the turbulent, short life of Amy Winehouse. Directed by Asif Kapadia, this film features archive footage and unheard tracks. Tickets £6.50, £5.85 concessions (does not include refreshments). Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8.30pm. The M27s. Acoustic covers band. Call (023) 9278 0860 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. 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.

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.


tomorrow

EVENTS
CHICHESTER: St.Paul’s Church, Churchside, PO19 6FT. 10.30am-5pm. Calling all singers for Requiem. Singers of all abilities are invited to join Portsmouth Festival Choir and their Musical Director Peter Allwood to sing Mozart’s Requiem. The come and sing event will take place at St Paul’s Church, just by the Festival Theatre car park. Tickets are £15 and include score hire, tea and coffee. Lunchtime snacks and cakes on sale. The afternoon will conclude with a performance of the Requiem at 4pm. Tickets are available online at ticketsource.co.uk or via the website portsmouthfestivalchoir.co.uk. You can also call 01243 513413.

DRAYTON: Drayton United Church, PO6 1PA. 10.30am-12pm. Bring and buy coffee morning. Support for this event is encouraged. Proceeds in aid of Hannah’s Holiday Home.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 1pm. Music Bites: Mike’s Mates. In memory of Mike Birch, local jazz legend and friend of The Spring, some of Mike’s jazz mates will perform a selection of jazz favourites. This free event will include a collection for local cancer charities.

Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk.
LOCKS HEATH: Main Hall, Lockswood Centre, Locks Heath, SO31 6DX. 9.30am-12pm. Indoor car boot sale. Admission 50p, kids free. Free parking. disabled access.

PORTSMOUTH: VUE Cinema foyer, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TZ. 12pm, 2pm & 4pm. Performance by The Chipmunks. To celebrate the realease of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip on February 12, Alvin, Simon and Theodore are teaching families in Portsmouth the ‘Juicy Wiggle’. They will be performing live on stage and greeting shoppers.

PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, Broad Street, PO1 2JE. 7pm-9pm. Wedding showcase event. A chance to see the historical venue and meet local suppliers. Free. Visit squaretower.co.uk.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Paintings by Michael Taylor and June Cousin. See ‘Today’ for full details.
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. See ‘Today’ for full details.
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. See ‘Today’ for full details.
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Interventions. See ‘Today’ for full details.
GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. See ‘Today’ for full details.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. See ‘Today’ for full details.
PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, PO1 2HW. 11am-6pm. Dockies. See ‘Today’ for full details.
GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Stated Quo. Status Quo tribute band. Call (023) 9282 1658.

PORTSMOUTH: Thatchers Bar, 95 London Road, PO2 0BN. 9pm. Betty Blue Rockabilly and vintage rock ‘n’ roll. 
STAGE
GOSPORT: The Parish Centre, Alverstoke, PO12 2ET. 10.30am-2.30pm. Arts, craft and gift market. By From The Craft Box. With stalls, a prize draw, a children’s crafting area and refreshments. Visit fromthecraftbox.net.

WALKS & TALKS
HILSEA: Meet at the Blue Lagoon, London Road, PO2 9RP. 10.30am. Hilsea Lido walk. Follow the shoreline path down to Alexander Park and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9284 1762 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: John Pounds Church, High Street, Old Portsmouth. 7.30pm. A whole theatre under one hat. Annual Dickens birthday lecture. Dr Tony Williams, president of the International Dickens Fellowship will be giving the 18th Annual Dickens birthday lecture on Dickens, his Readings and the Theatre. 
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Centre, Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BG. 2pm-4pm. Monster Family Fun. A free activity for families to do together. Pop-in at any time and stay as long as you want. Make a new monster friend and help it come to life through interactive storytelling and puppet play. Suitable for children aged three to seven, but all ages are welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Ceramics with earth, wool and fire. £25. Call (023) 9282 2026 or visit makersmerchant.com.

sunday

DANCING
GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 7pm-10pm. 50/50 dance. Admission £4.50.
EVENTS
PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, Broad Street, PO1 2JE. 11am-4pm. Wedding showcase event. A chance to see the historical venue and meet local suppliers. Free. Visit squaretower.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 6.30pm. Dancing with Choirs. Choirs and dance academies from across the area will perform together to all types of music. Organised by local charity Wessex Heartbeat and raising funds for the Wessex Cardiac Centre and the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Interventions. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 12.30pm & 8pm. Andy Broad’s lunchtime blues. At lunchtime. Plus Helene! at 8pm. Call (023) 9278 0860 for more information. 
MARKETS

MIDHURST: New Grange Centre, Bepton Road, GU29 9HD. 10.30am-4pm. Antique and collectors fair. A variety of antiques and collectables including pottery, porcelain, gold and silver, glass, jewellery, coins, fashion accessories, military badges and postcards. Buying and selling. Large free car park. Call 07747 604541 or visit emmottpromotions.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
MILTON: Meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton foreshore. A brisk walk over the uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.
WORKSHOPS
WATERLOOVILLE: The Acorn Centre, Wecock Farm, PO8 9UX. 2pm-4pm. Monster Family Fun. A free activity for families to do together. Pop-in at any time and stay as long as you want. Make a new monster friend and help it come to life through interactive storytelling and puppet play. Suitable for children aged three to seven, but all ages are welcome.

monday

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.
DANCING
GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2.50 including tea and biscuits.
SOUTHSEA: Baptist Church Hall, Devonshire Avenue, PO4 9ED. Ballroom and latin dance classes with Instep Dance Club. Beginners 7.30pm-8.30pm, free practice session 8.30pm-8.45pm and improvers 8.45pm-9.30pm. £5 per session or £6 for two sessions per person/evening. Call (023) 9264 9991 or 07722 040483 for more information. 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.
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 023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Craft Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

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 (023) 9261 5916.

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
GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. See ‘Today’ for full details.

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

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, PO1 3LA. 10.30am, 12pm or 1.30pm. Toddler Tours. Go along to the museum where you can experience a special sensory tour with your toddlers. Using sensory props and songs the tour will allow your child to explore the museum at their own pace. £2 per child. Book in advance. Call (023) 9272 7587 or e-mail families@nmrn.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
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 for more information.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. Fun and frolics through the lens of a Victorian magic lantern. Allan and Rene Marriott will be giving a presentation on the above. Presented by Petersfield U3A. Admission £2.50.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to pier walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, Memorial where the buses terminate. 1pm. Short Canoe Lake walk. Slow short walk of 30 minutes. Call (023) 9268 8390.


tuesday

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 for more information.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2 including tea and biscuits.
EVENTS
COSHAM; Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Cosham Keyboard and Music Club concert. Members will be playing easy listening music for all to enjoy on various keyboards and organ. Plus a music quiz. Non-members £5. All welcome. Call (023) 9237 6313.

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 1pm-3pm. Variety club. Every Tuesday.

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 – demonstration evening. £3.50 for non-members, new members welcome. Call Jenny on 01329
231 790.

HAVANT: Parish Hall, Links Lane, Rowlands Castle, PO9 6AD. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Acrylic Drip, Scrumble and Slap. Demonstration by artist Ronnie Ireland. Presented by the Rowlands Castle Painting Society. Admisison £2. 
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. 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. Bridge club needing new members. Meet every Tuesday evening. Beginners are welcome, but some knowledge and experience of bridge is necessary. No need to bring a partner. Call Angela and Nigel Peake on 01243 372718.

HILSEA: Howard Road Community Centre, Howard Road, off of Northern Parade. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hilsea Social Group. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. Call (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 7.30-9.30pm. Landscape in Acrylics. Demonstration by Mark Davies. Presented by Lee-on-the-Solent Art Group. Visitors welcome for acharge of £3. Call (023) 9255 0581 or visit lee-on-the-solent-artgroup.yolasite.com for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Hub, Tysley Road, Somerstown. 10am-12pm. Pompey Kurlers. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. Call (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HH. 10am-4pm and slightly later. Pancake stall, pankcake races and a film. To celebrate Shrove Tuesday, a pancake stall will be serving pancakes at the cathedral from 10am, there will be pancake races at 12.30pm and a screening of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers as part of the Silver Screen club for older people, at 2pm. Call (023) 9282 3300 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse Pub, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. Call (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 7pm. Auckland Superdoodlez! Crafty colouring, doodling, glasspainting, origami and things with glitter. Call (023) 9278 0860.
EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. See ‘Today’ for full details.
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Interventions. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. See ‘Today’ for full details.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, PO1 2HW. 11am-6pm. Dockies. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GARDENS

CLANFIELD: Petersgate School, Green Lane, PO8 0JU. 7.30pm. Clanfield Gardening Club. Gardeners and growers available to give you advice. For more information contact Margaret Austin on (023) 9264 9042. 
STAGE
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. Monty Python’s Spamalot. King Arthur is traveling around England recruiting his Knights of the Round Table. When he and his band of misfit knights finally gather in Camelot, they receive a charge from God to find the Holy Grail. The quest brings King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to strange places and into the company of strange characters, challenging them to keep their heads on straight or die terribly weird deaths. By the Portsmouth Players. Ticket prices vary. Call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
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. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. 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.

wednesday

CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: St Luke’s Church Hall, PO5 2PL. 7.30pm-9pm. Martial arts. Kung fu. First lesson is free. Call 07813 006569 for more information.
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
FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 2pm-4pm. Whist (cards). Every Wednesday.

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

PORTSMOUTH: St. Mary’s Church Fratton Road. 12pm. Sung Mass for Ash Wednesday. A service including the imposition of ashes to mark the beginning of Lent.

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 (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.
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.

EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. See ‘Today’ for full details.
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Interventions. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. See ‘Today’ for full details.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, PO1 2HW. 11am-6pm. Dockies. See ‘Today’ for full details.
STAGE
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. Monty Python’s Spamalot. See ‘Tuesday’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection Hall, PO6 2AW. 7.45pm. Reviving the Solent’s sea bird colonies. The Friends of Portsdown Hill present a talk by Wez Smith, site manager for RSPB reserves in Langstone and Chichester Harbours.Admission is £2, including refreshments. Call Alan Thurbon on (023) 9232 5570 or visit portsdown.hampshire.org.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Castle. 2pm. Walk. Meet in the main castle car park. Suitable for beginners. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond, long walk to Milton foreshore. Ideal for buggies or wheelchairs New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.

Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront walk. Through the Rose Garden and Rock Garden, suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.
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, along with their parents and guardians are invited to try their hand at a range of arts activities. £3 per child. turn up on the day.

thursday
DANCING
DRAYTON: The Drayton Centre, Havant Road, PO6 1PA. 1.45pm-4.15pm. Tea dance. Ballroom, latin and sequence. Admission £3.50, includes tea and biscuits. New people welcome. Call Pauline on 07989 124089 or e-mail her at pp.danceclub@yahoo.co.uk.
GOSPORT: Alverbank Hotel, Alverstoke. 8pm-11pm. Salsa Class. Beginners’ and improvers’ lessons. Fun and entertainment with Salsa Synergy UK. Group dances and more. £6. Call 07979 800299.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 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.
WATERLOOVILLE: St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Padnell Road, PO8 8DZ. 7pm-8pm & 8pm-9pm. Ballroom and Latin beginners’ dance class. Tickets £6. Visit dancerevival.co.uk for more information. 
EVENTS
COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. A fresh homemade lunch and dessert, followed by entertainment afterwards, which can include bingo, a quiz or a guest speaker. Admission £3.95. Call (023) 9261 7890 for more information.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road, PO6 3EB. 2pm-4pm. Relax with Colouring. For adults. Beat stress and aid relaxation. Drop-in, all materials are provided. Call (023) 9268 8259.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ. 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the Museum. Social group for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote understanding about life in the services and life for civilians during times of conflict. Booking not necessary. Call (023) 9284 1762 or email iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12pm. Chat and tea club. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. Call Julie (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: St. James’ Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singercise. Seated fun activity session to music for older and disabled people to help improve fitness. Tea and chat after. Admission £2.50. Call 07754 528814.
EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. See ‘Today’ for full details.
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Interventions. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. See ‘Today’ for full details.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, PO1 2HW. 11am-6pm. Dockies. See ‘Today’ for full details.
FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Portland Building, Portland Street, PO1 3AH. 7pm. 52 Tuesdays (15). 16 year old Billie’s path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals her plans to gender transition, and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons. This screening is supported by the LGBT Staff Forum. Tickets £6. Visit portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm. Play @ The RMA. Hosted by Nick Courtney. Call (023) 9282 0896 for more information. 
SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8.30pm. Sensational Debbie C. Call (023) 9278 0860.
MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Baptist Church Hall, North Street, PO10 7BY. 10am-11.30pm. Emsworth Country Market. With cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments available.
STAGE
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. Monty Python’s Spamalot. See ‘Tuesday’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS
FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church Hall, West Street, PO16 0EL. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust – Fareham Local Wildlife Trust Meeting. Darlington Marshes: Trevor Codlin from the Wildlife Trust will give an illustrated talk on Farlington’s history, the species recorded there, bird ringing and ringing recoveries, the Marsh today and its future. Admission £3. Visit hiwwt.org.uk.

HILSEA: Meet in Scott Road car park, off Military Road by The News Centre. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ where there is an abundance of wildlife. Call (023) 9268 8390.
HILSEA: Alexandra Park, Mountbatten Centre entrance. 6.30pm. Walk. The flat, paved circular route follows the shore line along the pedestrian footpath up to Hilsea Lido and back. Call (023) 9284 1762.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 7pm-9pm. Valentines pull-out photo box. Make your own. £15. Call (023) 9282 2026.