What’s on from Friday, January 8 – Thursday, January 14, 2016

See The Winter's Tale at No.6 Cinema tomorrow
See The Winter's Tale at No.6 Cinema tomorrow
The Rampant at the ramparts of Portchester Castle in 1967. L to r: Peter Richardson (aka Ritchie Peters  they turned his name around) vocals, Ron Hughes guitar, Ken Hughes (his brother) drums, Don Golding bass, Mick Cooper Hammond organ.

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today

EVENTS
MILTON: Beddow Library, Milton Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Milton Social Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

PAULSGROVE: Paulsgrove Community Centre, Marsden Road. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Paulsgrove friendship club. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.
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. 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, a number of etchings, 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. 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. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A contemporary installation in the Queen Anne townhouse by the American multimedia artist Michael Petry. 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.

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.
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.
WORKSHOPS
SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 9am. Pyrotechnics Awareness Course. This course is ideal for lighting professionals, students, community theatre technicians, directors/producers or those wishing to use pyrotechnics in their show. Over 18s only. Call 023 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more information.

tomorrow
events

HAYLING ISLAND: South Hayling United Reformed Church, Hollow Lane, Mengham. 10am-1pm. Bring and buy sale.

Fundraising for local charities.

PORTSMOUTH: Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club, 17 Pembroke Road, PO1 2NT. 2pm. Current restoration work on HMS Victory. Andrew Baines. Presented by the Society for Nautical Research (South). Call (023) 9283 1461 for more information. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Paintings by Michael Taylor and June Cousin. Free entry. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information. Please note a shortage of volunteers means weekends are not always open.

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, a number of etchings, 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. 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. 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.

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. 
FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. A Winter’s Tale (12A). Shakespeare’s tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production. King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. But sexual jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences. Call 07435 02 9408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8pm-10.30pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. Call (023) 9278 0860.
STAGE
HAVANT: St Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant, PO9 1EH. 2pm & 7.30pm. Daisy and Marvin Save the Day. A play with music, written by Greg Mosse. Musical arrangements by John Gleadall. Call (023) 9245 4244.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, PO1 2DD. 2.30pm. The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse. Celebrating over 30 years of outstanding children’s theatre. Pied Piper Theatre Company presents an enchanting telling of Aesop’s classic fable, packed full of fun, music and song. Join two friends as they embark on a journey and discover that sometimes new can be exciting and different can be good, but the most important thing is friendship. Suitable for ages three to eight. Call (023) 9264 9000 or visit newtheatreroyal.com for more information.

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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762.
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 10.30am-12pm. Kraft4Kids. An informal drop-in craft session, where children of all ages can use their imaginations to make whatever they want. Materials with idea sheets are provided to help you and your child‭create, learn and have fun.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Call (023) 9224 9065 or visit thespring.co.uk.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Library, 25 The Precinct/London Road. 10.15am-11.30pm. Welly Boot Craft Club. Every four weeks. Suitable for children aged between 18 months and seven years. Parents/carers to stay. This weeks theme is Elephantantrum. Make an elephant mask, elephant paper plate and do some colouring and dot to dot pictures. Call (023) 9225 2608.

sunday

EVENTS
PORTSMOUTH: Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 11am-3.30pm. Many top wedding suppliers will be on hand to help with all wedding day requirements. Entry fee applies, children free. Call (023) 9285 7520.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Paintings by Michael Taylor and June Cousin. Free entry. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information. Please note a shortage of volunteers means weekends are not always open.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-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, a number of etchings, 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. 11am-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. 11am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A contemporary installation in the Queen Anne townhouse by the American multimedia artist Michael Petry. 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.

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.
GIGS
SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8pm-10.30pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. Call (023) 9278 0860.

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 for more information.

monday
DANCING

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

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 (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 Carole on (023) 9261 5916 or The Borrow Centre on (023) 9226 6423.
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 any 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.

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. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. Trees in the Bible. A talk by Julian Evans, author of A Wood of Our Own and God’s Trees. Presented by Petersfield U3A. The question ‘are the trees mentioned in the bible the same as we know them now?’ is aksed. U3A Members free, visitors £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. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, Memorial where the buses terminate. 1pm. Short Canoe Lake Walk. Slow short walk of 30 minutes. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.


tuesday
CONCERTS
COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Cosham Keyboard and Music Club concert. Featuring professional player Andrew Varley playing easy listening music. Non-members £5, all welcome. Call (023) 9237 6313.
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.

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, includes tea and a biscuit. 
EVENTS
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. Bridge club needing new members. Meet every Tuesday evening. Beginners are welcome, but some knowledge of bridge is necessary. No need to bring a partner. Call Linda Collins on 07826 000330, Angela and Nigel Peake on 01243 372718 or email angela.nigel.peake@gmail.com.

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.

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 Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 7.30-9.30pm. Painting Figures Insitu. A demonstration by Melanie Cambridge. Presented by Lee-on-the-solent Art Group. Visitors welcome, £3. Call (023) 9255 0581 or visit lee-on-the-solent-artgroup.yolasite.com 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 Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

TITCHFIELD: Ttichfield Community Centre. 9.30am. Titchfield Abbey W.I. meeting. The meeting will start with a discussion on the eight shortlisted resolutions suggested by members, one of which will be selected to go to the annual meeting in June. Plus seated exercises with audience participation led by Rose Marshall. With tea, coffee and biscuits. 
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. 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, a number of etchings, 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. 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 for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A contemporary installation in the Queen Anne townhouse by the American multimedia artist Michael Petry. 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 for further information.

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. 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.

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.

GARDENS

CLANFIELD: Petersgate School, Green Lane, PO8 0JU. 7.30pm. Clanfield Gardening Club. Gardeners and growers available to give you advice. Call Margaret Austin on (023) 9264 9042.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Wedgewood Rooms, 147b Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 8pm. The Cancer Bats.Tickets £11. Call (023) 9286 3911 or visit wedgewood-rooms.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. Call (023) 9268 8390.

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. Call (023) 9268 8390.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO4 8PR. 9.30am-12.30pm. Fabric flowers. Create flowers using fabric and use them to decorate other objects like a brooch, hairband or handbag. Places are free, but limited. Book at any Portsmouth Library or by calling Linda Collins on (023) 9268 8144.

wednesday
DANCING
FAREHAM: Sarisbury Green Community Centre, The Green, SO31 7AA. 8pm-10pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. £2.50 including tea and biscuits. Bar available. Ample parking.

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
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.
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. 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, a number of etchings, 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. 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. 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.

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.
FILMS

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 1.45pm & 8pm. A Little Chaos. A British period drama directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet. £6.50. Call (023) 9224 9065 or visit thespring.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection hall, Brecon Avenue. 2pm. Talk and meeting. Colin Chambers, a former chaplain at Robben Island, South Africa, has a wealth of stories to unfold about his time spent in prison and of his meetings with Nelson Mandela. Everyone is welcome. £1 including a cup of tea and a raffle ticket.

GOSPORT: The Scout Hut, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Pompey Pals. A talk by Bob Beech. Presented by the Hampshire Genealogical Society – Gosport Group. All welcome. Free for the first three visits. Call (023) 9258 5194.
GOSPORT: Gallery at Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Defining Movements exhibition – curator’s talk. Tim Craven presents the most influential art movements of 20th century British modern art. From Impressionism to Pop Art and beyond, this event takes you on a journey of discovery around the Defining Movements exhibition, showcasing some of the best works from Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection. Tickets £5. Call the booking line on (023) 9252 3463.
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.

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.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Castle. 2pm. Walk. Meet in the main castle car park. Suitable for beginners. 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.

thursday

CONCERTS

FRATTON: St. Mary’s Church Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Royal Marine School of Music concert. 
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Sokolov plays Shostakovich. Visit bsolive.com.
DANCING
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. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk.
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.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860 and Action Stations. 6pm-10pm. Stargazing Live. Join astrophysicists, cosmologists and navigation experts at this BBC Stargazing Live partner event, exploring navigation through space and time. There will be a range of activities to suit all ages including the opportunity to take a look through a telescope, learn how sailors navigate by the stars, and find out more about the universe. Admission is free but tickets must be booked. Call (023) 9277 8600, email learning@hmswarrior.org or visit historicdockyard.co.uk.

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 Roberts on (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
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-8pm. 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, a number of etchings, 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-8pm. 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-8pm. 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.

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.

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. 
FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. Sunset Song (15). An adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic novel about life on a Scottish farm before World War I. Visit no6cinema.co.uk.
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.

WALKS & TALKS
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. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9284 1762.

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. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. Every Thursday morning. Monkey Music. Educational pre-school music sessions.

Music is introduced to children in a way they can enjoy it and understand it. With a sensory experience for babies and language and counting for toddlers. Book your free session by emailing chichester.petersfield@monkeymusic.co.uk or by calling (023) 9400 0226.