What’s on from Friday, November 13 – Thursday, November 19, 2015

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CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Lavant Memorial Hall, Pook Lane, PO18 0AH. 8pm. Garry Blackmore Band. £5.

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

PAULSGROVE: Paulsgrove Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. For more information call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Art Space Portsmouth, Brougham Road. 6pm. Being Human Festival: Drinking tea to escape the noise of the world. Admission free. Call (023) 9284 5197 for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waitrose, Dukes Walk, Stakes Hill Road, PO7 7HS. 4pm-8pm. Waitrose taste of Christmas. Customers will have the opportunity to sample a selection of food and drink that will be sold in Waitrose shops this Christmas. Family-friendly event. Children will have the chance to decorate a Christmas card at the activity table. All children who take part will receive a traditional clementine to take away. Call (023) 9223 2012 for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. David Johnson. Member of the Solent Aviation Art Society and Fareham Art Group. Free entry. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more 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 more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Remfry: We Think the World of You. A selection of drawings of people with their dogs by British artist David Remfry RA, taken from the newly published book We Think The World of You. Featuring well-known faces including Alan Cumming, Susan Sarandon, Ethan Hawke and philanthropist Agnes Gund. The exhibition includes a selection from the series which started 10 years ago in New York when Remfry started to explore the relationship between friends and their dogs through evocative pencil and watercolour portraits. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk 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 for more information.

GOSPORT: Units 2a, 7 & 11 in North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane, PO12 1BP. 10am-5pm. Marine art and driftwood Christmas exhibition. With scrolled wood from Llang Art and upcycled and painted furniture from One of a Kind. Visit colinmbaxter.co.uk for more details.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 10am-5.30pm. The Passage of Tea Time: Gillian Hawkins. This exhibition of photographs by Gillian Hawkins links images of vintage china with the original makers in Stoke-on-Trent. It also examines manufacturers’ marks (backstamps), as well as documenting sites where the china was manufactured. Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk for more information.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path Studio, 21 The Square, GU32 3HS. 10am-4pm. Brenda Cheason. Community exhibition. Call 01730 260756 or visit petersfieldmuseum.co.uk for more 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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portmsouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. The Second Mother. Val spends 13 years working as nanny to Fabinho in Sao Paulo. She is financially stable but has to live with the guilt of having left her daughter Jessica in the north of Brazil, to be raised by relatives. Adults £8 concessions £6.50. Visit no6cinema.co.uk for more information.

FIREWORKS

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays,

PO1 3TZ. 6pm. Fireworks extravangza. Firework display with live entertainment, music, shopping and more. Performance from X Factor finalist Andrea Faustini. Hosted by Wave 105. Up 60% off over 90 brands. Call (023) 9283 6700 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 6pm-9pm. Fireworks, food and fun. From Lily & Lime. View the fireworks with a glass of wine or a soft drink and Sardinian food. £10 per head. To reserve your place email adam@aspex.org.uk or call (023) 9277 8080.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95 North Street, PO10 7PQ. Hot Fuzz. Call 01243 372351.

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Spike’s Leg-endary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. Admission free. Call (023) 9282 0896.

PORTSMOUTH: The Auckland Arms, Netley road, PO5 3NB. 8.30pm. The Rubies. Call (023) 9278 0860.

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

SOUTHSEA: The Wedgewood Rooms, 147b Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 8pm. The Racketeers. A seven piece band from Portsmouth tagged in the industry as Jamaican RnB/Ska/Blues n Soul. £6. Visit wedgewood-rooms.co.uk 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AB. 11.30am-5.30/6.30pm. Street food Fridays. Hot and cold food from local food traders.

SOUTHSEA: Castle Road, PO5 3DE. 3pm-9pm. Castle Road Christmas market. As well as the selection of giftware traders, the Christmas markets will also feature Love Southsea’s signature selection of food traders.

STAGE

COSHAM: St Philip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, PO6 2TL. 7.45pm. Something For Everyone! Three one-act comedies by Jean McConnell, Rupert Bean and David Tristram. Call (023) 9238 9359.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, PO16 7DB. 7.30pm. Purple Zeppelin: The Ultimate Rock Tribute Show. Tickets £17.50. Call 01329 231942 or visit fernehamhall.co.uk for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm.

Boston Marriage. A comedy by David Mamet. Call (023) 9247 2700.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. Legally Blonde. A musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. Call (023) 9282 8282.

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

WORKSHOPS

PORTSMOUTH: North End Library, Gladys Avenue, Portsmouth, PO2 9AX.

1pm-4pm. Mosaic applique. Create a cushion cover/picture emulating original mosaic techniques but using pieces of fabric. Places are free but limited, book at any Portsmouth Library or by contacting Linda Collins on (023) 9268 8144.

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EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street, PO6 3AP. 9am-2.30pm. Handicrafts display of work. With refreshments, a tombola and many items for sale. Free entry.

HAVANT: Park Community School, Middle Park Way, PO9 4BU. 2.30pm. The Snow Dragon. Story-telling, comedy and songs create a magical, mysterious world for everyone aged 3 and up. Tickets £5. Visit thespring.co.uk for more information and to book tickets.

TITCHFIELD: Tithcfield Parish Rooms, High Street, PO14 4AQ. 10am-2pm. Tabletop sale. For the retired Greyhound Trust. Various stalls with jewellery, books, CDs and DVDs, handbags, a bric-a-brac and more. Tea, coffee and cakes. Free entry. Phone Julie on 07821 815715.

PORTSMOUTH: Royal Naval club/Royal Albert Yacht Club, 17 Pembroke Road, PO1 2NT. 2pm. AGM and members’ Research presentations. Admission £3. Call (023) 9283 1461 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common/Beach, PO4 0SP. 11am. Beach clean. Volunteers wanted to help clear rubbish off of the beach. Call (023) 9284 3635 for more information.

WATERLOOVILLLE: Waitrose, Dukes Walk, Stakes Hill Road, PO7 7HS. 12pm-4pm. Waitrose taste of Christmas. Customers will have the opportunity to sample a selection of food and drink that will be sold in Waitrose shops this Christmas. Family-friendly event. Children will have the chance to decorate a Christmas card at the activity table. All children who take part will receive a traditional clementine to take away. Call (023) 9223 2012 for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. David Johnson. 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. David Remfry: We Think the World of You. 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.

GOSPORT: Units 2a, 7 & 11 in North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane, PO12 1BP. 10am-5pm. Marine art and driftwood Christmas exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 10am-4pm. The Passage of Tea Time:

Gillian Hawkins. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path Studio, 21 The Square, GU32 3HS. 10am-4pm. Brenda Cheason. 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

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95 North Street, PO10 7PQ. Free Jukebox. Call 01243 372351.

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Burnt Ice. Call (023) 9282 0896.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Absolute Zero. Rock covers band. Call (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Waverley Bowling Club, 91 Waverley Road, PO5 2PL. 8.30pm until late. Kenny Mayes singing 50s and 60s music. Free admission.

MARKETS

SOUTHSEA: Castle Road, PO5 3DE. 10am-5pm. Castle Road Christmas market. As well as the selection of giftware traders, the Christmas markets will also feature Love Southsea’s signature selection of food traders.

STAGE

COSHAM: St Philip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, PO6 2TL. 7.45pm. Something For Everyone! Three one-act comedies by Jean McConnell, Rupert Bean and David Tristram. Call (023) 9238 9359.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm.

Boston Marriage. A comedy by David Mamet. Call (023) 9247 2700.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Legally Blonde. A musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. Call (023) 9282 8282.

TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Milldam House, Burnaby Road. 1.30pm. Being Human Festival: Portsmouth Sailortown Walk. Interactive tour. Free. Call (023) 9284 5197 or visit beinghumanfestival.org.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 1.30pm. Lively wives and lovers. Dramatised talk by Martin and Jane Bird illustrated with recordings and photographs. Organised by The Elgar Society Southern Branch. Admission free. Visitors welcome. Call 01590 626516 or visit elgar.org.

HILSEA: Meet at the Blue Lagoon, London Road, PO2 9RP. 10.30am. Walk. Walk along the foreshore footpath to the Mountbatten Centre and back. A flat and paved route. 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. Craft 4 Kids. An informal drop-in craft session where children of all ages can use their imaginations to make whatever they wish. All materials provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk for more information.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. String of felt fairy lights. Sew a string of felt decorations that look like a string of fairy lights. For ages 8 and above. £5. Booking advised. Call (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 2pm-4pm. Christmas card making. £15 including all materials. Booking advised. Call (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

SUNDAY

CONCERTS

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street, PO16 0EL. 3pm-4pm. Sunday concert. By Sarah Miller (clarinet) and Neil Roxburgh (piano). Free entry, with a collection in aid of the Church refurbishment fund. Call 01329 232688 or email office@htscf.org.uk for more information.

EVENTS

SWANWICK: Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane, SO31 7HB. 11am-4pm. Winter flower festival. With arts and crafts, flower arrangments and displays, quilts, lacemaking and more. There’s also miniature train rides, and children’s activities. Entry is £6 per adult. or £15 for a family. Visit bursledonbrickworks.org.uk for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. David Johnson. 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. David Remfry: We Think the World of You. See ‘Today’ for full details.

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

GOSPORT: Units 2a, 7 & 11 in North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane, PO12 1BP. 10am-5pm. Marine art and driftwood Christmas exhibition. 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

PORTSMOUTH: The Auckland Arms, Netley road, PO5 3NB. 3pm & 8pm. Live music. The Dave Baker Project at 3pm and Helene! at 8pm. Call (023) 9278 0860.

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

MARKETS

HALYING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre PO11 0HB. 11am-3pm. Arts, craft & gift Christmas market. By From The Craft Box. Handcrafted, handmade, locally sourced produce. With a children’s crafting area. Free goody bags and a prize draw. Free to enter.

PORT SOLENT: 20 The Boardwalk, PO6 4TP. 11am-5pm. Port Solent Waterside Market. Stalls with home furnishings, homemade crafts, gifts and jewellery as well as cakes and treats.

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

SOUTHSEA: Baptist Church Hall, Devonshire Avenue, PO4 9ED. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Ballroom and Latin dance classes with Instep Dance Club. Beginners 7.30pm-8.30pm, free practice dance 8.30pm-8.45pm and improvers 8.45pm-9.30pm. £5 per session. Call (023) 9264 9991.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. To help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted and have a great time getting there. £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. For more information contact Julie Roberts on (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 Julie Roberts on (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. Contact Carole on (023) 9261 5916 or The Borrow Centre on (023) 9226 6423.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, HM Naval Base, PO1 3NH. 11am-12pm. Mini maritime movers. A session of dance, movement and action inspired by ships and the sea. For 2-5 year olds. Admission is £2 per child, places are limited and need to be booked in advance by emailing families@nmrn.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. David Johnson. See ‘Today’ for full details.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 10am-5.30pm. The Passage of Tea Time:

Gillian Hawkins. See ‘Today’ for full details.

FILMS

CHICHESTER: Chichester Cinema at New Park, New Park Road, PO19 7XY. 2.45pm. Fidelio: Alice’s Journey. Lucie Borleteau makes her feature directing debut with this study of a woman situated in an almost exclusively male milieu. Visit chichestercinema.org for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

EMSWORTH: Mountford Rooms, Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, PO10 7DD. 7.30pm. The Duchess of Richmond’s Ball: A Commemoration of the Battle of Waterloo. An illustrated talk by Philip Robinson. Emsworth Maritime and Historical Trust members £2 and non members £3. Buy tickets on the door. Call 01243 378091 or visit emsworthmuseum.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Parish Rooms, Titchfield, PO14 4AQ. 7.15pm. Embedded Memories Using Stitch. Solent Branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild. Local textile artist Elizabeth Saunders will be giving a talk. Visitors £5. Call Margaret Mainwaring on 01329 285825 or email Gemma Bridges at gemmabridges@gmail.com for more information. solenteg.blogspot.com.

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.

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 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

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.

HAYLING ISLAND: Royal British Legion, Hayling Island, PO11 9ES. 8pm. Salsa classes. Learn beginners’ and extended beginners’ salsa with a night of entertainment. With Salsa Synergy UK. Group dances and more. Tickets £6. Call 07850 327174 for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: Leigh Community Centre, 51 Twyford Drive, PO13 8JU. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. To help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted and have a great time getting there. £4. Call 07979 800299.

EVENTS

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 Linda on 07826 000330, Angela and Nigel Peake on 01243 372718 or email angela.nigel.peake@gmail.com.
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.

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

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

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. David Johnson. 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. David Remfry: We Think the World of You. 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.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 10am-5.30pm. The Passage of Tea Time:

Gillian Hawkins. 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.

FILMS

CHICHESTER: Chichester Cinema at New Park, New Park Road, PO19 7XY. 6.15pm. Fidelio: Alice’s Journey. Lucie Borleteau makes her feature directing debut with this insightful study of a woman situated in an almost exclusively male milieu. Visit chichestercinema.org for more information.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, PO16 7DR. 7.30pm. Lynched. Lynched are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Adults £13 concessions £12. Visit hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk/ashcroft-arts-centre for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Rock ‘n’ roll jukebox open-mic night with Robin Quigley. All welcome and free entry. Call (023) 9282 0896.

SOUTHWICK: The Golden Lion, High Street, PO17 6EB. 8.15pm-11pm. The Delta Synconaptors. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. Call (023) 9221 0437 for more information.

TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: The Mary Rose Museum, Main Rd, Portsmouth PO1 3PY. 11.30am & 3pm. Highlights tours. Take an hour long tour of the Mary Rose exhibitions with a guide. 15 spaces per tour. £5 per person. Visitors will need to purchase the tickets at the Gift Shop in the Mary Rose Museum. They will then be added to the list for the time they request and meet back at the main entrance to the museum 10 minutes before the tour starts. Call (023) 9281 2931 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Somerstown Community Centre, River’s Street,

PO5 4EY. 5.30-7.30pm. Engaging with the past: Migration memories. Guest lecture by Eithne Nightingale (Queen Mary University London). Free. Booking required. Email ccipromotions@port.ac.uk or visit beinghumanfestival.org 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. (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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

WEDnesday

CLASSES

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

DANCING

FAREHAM: Arty’s at the Coach House. 98 Fareham Road, PO13 0AG. 10.30am-11.30am. Dancin’ Fit. To help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted and have a great time getting there. £4. Call 07979 800299.

SOUTHSEA: The Royal Beach Hotel. 1pm-4pm. Social dancing. Admission £4.

EVENTS

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-12.30pm. Table top and craft sale. Lee-on-the-Solent Residents Association – Community Boost. Meet community organisations and craft businesses. Refreshments available. Call Ray Harding on (023) 9255 1706 to book a table.

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. For more information contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Library, 25 The Precinct/London Road, PO7 7DT. 7.30pm. Charlie Read presents: The Life and Time of George Formby. Learn about the life story of the famous British entertainer. With a guest performance by Waterloville’s ukulele class. Tickets are £3 and available to buy from the library. Call 0845 603 5631 for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. David Johnson. 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. David Remfry: We Think the World of You. 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.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 10am-5.30pm. The Passage of Tea Time:

Gillian Hawkins. 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

PORTSMOUTH: The Auckland Arms, Netley road, PO5 3NB. 1pm. Ukulele lunchtime session. Beginners welcome. Call (023) 9278 0860.

STAGE

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Community Centre, Hayling Park, Station Road, PO11 0HB. 7.30pm. Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. A musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim. Call (023) 9246 7545 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. The Barron Knights. A wide dieversity of 60s classics. Tickets £18.50. Call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

CLANFIELD: Meet at Drift Road. 10.38am. C.H.A. Walking Club. Circular walk in Clanfield and Catherington. 6 miles. Call (023) 9225 4289 for more information.

CHICHESTER: The Cloisters Chamber, University of Chichester, College Lane, PO19 6PE. 7.30pm. 1 for 7 Billion: Find the best leader. Natalie Samarasinghe discusses UNA-UK’s campaign for reform of the selection process for the world’s top job. Tickets £5, students free with an NUS card. Call 01243 378353 or visit at unachichester.org.uk to reserve your ticket and for more information.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane, GU31 4BW. 2.30pm.

Uppark’s Art from the Grand Tour. Petersfield U3A. David Bridges will explain the Grand Tour, who went and how they travelled. He’ll also discuss the works of art in the Uppark collection. Entrance £2.50. Call 01730 827374 for more information.

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

PORTSMOUTH: 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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore walk. Shorter, slower walk to Baffins Pond, ideal for buggies or wheelchairs. Or a longer, faster walk to Milton foreshore. 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: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Reviving the Crescent: Portsmouth connects with Asia. Creative and cultural industries lecturer Tom Sykes will discuss Portsmouth’s role as a global city with close cultural and literary connections to Asia. Free. booking required. Email ccipromotions@port.ac.uk or visit beinghumanfestival.org for more information.

THURSDAY

DANCING

GOSPORT: Alverbank Hotel, Alverstoke. 8pm-11pm. Salsa Class. Beginners and extended beginners. Fun and entertainment with Salsa Synergy UK. Group dances and more. Tickets are £6.

Contact 07979 800299 for more information.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea dance. With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50, includes refreshments. Call (023) 92266177 for more information.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. To help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted and have a great time getting there. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

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 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Commerical Road/Cascades, PO1 4RS. 4pm. Christmas lights switch on. With christmas markets and a grotto. At 4pm there will be a showcase of local entertainment with singing, dancing, competitions and more. At 5.30pm Rich Clarke from Heart breakfast, the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Santa and a special guest from Kings Theatre panto Cinderella will switch on the lights. With further entertainment and then fireworks to finish at 6.30pm.

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. For more information call (023) 9284 1762 or email iwt@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.

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

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. David Johnson. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. David Remfry: We Think the World of You. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 10am-5.30pm. The Passage of Tea Time:

Gillian Hawkins. 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.

FILMS

CHICHESTER: Chichester Cinema at New Park, New Park Road, PO19 7XY. 12.30pm. Fidelio: Alice’s Journey. Lucie Borleteau makes her feature directing debut with this insightful study of a woman situated in an almost exclusively male milieu. Visit chichestercinema.org for more information.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm-11pm. Nick Courtney presents Play @ The RMA. Ben Brooks, Jamian Who and more. Admission free.

PORTSMOUTH: The Auckland Arms, Netley road, PO5 3NB. 8.30pm. Karen Barnett. 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

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Community Centre, Hayling Park, Station Road, PO11 0HB. 7.30pm. Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. A musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim. Call (023) 9246 7545 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. Glitz, Blitz and 70s Hitz. Three live bands from the 70s team up for this show. Tickets between £25.50 and £27.50. Call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more information.

TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: The Mary Rose Museum, Main Rd, Portsmouth PO1 3PY. 11.30am & 3pm. Highlights tours. Take an hour long tour of the Mary Rose exhibitions with a guide. 15 spaces per tour. £5 per person. Visitors will need to purchase the tickets at the Gift Shop in the Mary Rose Museum. They will then be added to the list for the time they request and meet back at the main entrance to the museum 10 minutes before the tour starts. Call (023) 9281 2931 for more information.

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. Refreshments available at the Sports Centre afterwards. 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 for information.

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

WORKSHOPS

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 7pm-9.30pm. PJ Bottoms. Bring a pair of PJ bottoms that fit you, or may need a slight alteration, and choose from the fabrics available to create a new pair. £30 including all materials. Booking advised. Call (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 7pm-8.30pm. Light up lantern 3D box cards. Learn how to make box cards. £12 including all materials. Booking advised. Call (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 3.30pm-4.30pm. Krafty Kids. Parents/carers must remain in the library during activities. 50p per child. Suitable for ages 5-10. No need to book but places are limited. Call (023) 9252 4608 for more information.