What’s on from Friday, October 9 – Thursday, October 15, 2015

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CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Lavant Memorial Hall, Pook Lane, PO18 0AH. 8pm. The Swing Commanders. Five piece 1950s band. Tickets £6.

DANCING

SOUTHSEA: The Jolly Sailor, Southsea, PO5 2EU. 8pm. Cuban club. Five styles of latin dance and music. Tickets £4 including one free lesson. Call 07850 327174 for more details.

EVENTS

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 home-baked, hand-crafted, or home-grown. Free parking.

MILTON: Beddow Library, Milton Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Milton Social Group. A group for those aged 50 or more to meet new people. For more information contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

PAULSGROVE: Paulsgrove Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2-4pm. Friendship Club. A group for those aged 50 or more to meet new people. Contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A new 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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Lord Mayor’s Banquesting Hall, Guildhall. 7.30pm. The Armchair Traveller. A big screen video journey to enjoy Trains, Canyons & The Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Christmas in Europe and Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast. In aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Tickets are £7.50 and include wine and a buffet. From Guildhall reception or by phone from the organiser (023) 9238 1634.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Spike’s Leg-endary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. Rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. The Paparazzi (Brit pop indie covers band).

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. Play by Frank McGuiness. Based on the experiences of those taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980s, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is playwright Frank McGuinness’s hymn to the defiant power of the human spirit and the creative imagination. Directed by Michael Attenborough. Tickets between £20-£25. People aged 16-25 can get tickets for £8.50. Visit www.cft.org.uk for more information.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.45pm. Salt Of The Earth. A play by John Godber. Call (023) 9246 6363 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87 elm Grove, PO5 1JF. 7.30pm. Inside Out. An original play written by Southsea-based writer Roger Goldsmith. Contact Roger at roger.goldsmith@ntlworld for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTSHEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre. 6.30pm. 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. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 3pm. Butterflies of the Meon Valley. Free. Contact any Portsmouth Library or email Linda Collins at linda.collins@portsmouthcc.gov.uk to book your place.

WORKSHOPS

DRAYTON: Drayton Centre, PO6 1PA. How to make decorative glass jewellery. A taster session as part of the 60+ Festival at the Drayton Centre. Places are limited so contact (023) 9238 2002 to book.

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COFFEE

PORTSMOUTH: St. Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 10am. Coffee Morning. Celebrate the Patronal Festival weekend with coffee, chat, and cakes.

CONCERTS

HAVANT: United Reform Church, North Street, PO9 1PP. 7pm. Solent Male Voice Choir live in concert. Tickets £7, children under 12 go free. Contact (023) 9245 4524 for further information.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, PO3 5XT. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Light Orchestra - Autumn Concert. Programme, featuring film scores and musicals, will include: Titanic Selection, Carousel Waltz, Burt Bacharach medley, Best of the Beatles, Chariots of Fire, Phantom of the Opera Selection, the Pink Panther and the finale from Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto. Admission is £6, accompanied under 16’s have free entry. Tea, coffee, fruit juice and a couple of biscuits are available for £1, a glass of wine (pre-ordered) is £2. There will also be a raffle. Part of the evening’s proceeds will be given to a local charity. For admission tickets and further details please telephone Val Loft on 02392 371135.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Town Lane, PO18 0EU. 10.30am-5pm. Autumn Countryside Show. Visitors to the Museum’s Autumn Countryside Show will experience the wonderful autumnal sights and sounds of a traditional harvest. This seasonal show features traditional working demonstrations, including heavy horses and vintage tractors ploughing, steam-powered threshing, plus a Horticultural Show, rural craft demonstrations, displays and competitions. Regular Museum entry charges apply, which include admission to the show. Call 01243 811363.

DENMEAD: Denmead Village Centre, Hambledon Road, PO7 6NU. 10am-3pm. Denmead Apple Festival. Bobbing, crushing, tasting and decorating. People can bring their own apples and watch them get turned into juice. Entertainment also available, local musicians will be performing. Craft area where children can have a go at creating a ‘Mr Applehead’ figurine. Free. 
DRAYTON: Drayton Centre, PO6 1PA. 1pm-3.30pm. Table Top Sale. Proceeds in aid of the Christmas Day Dinner project, which will provide dinner and entertainment to people on their own on Christmas day. Admission 50p. Light refreshments will be available. Contact (023) 9238 2002 for more information.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Royal Naval Club/Royal Albert Yacht Club, 17 Pembroke Road. 2pm. New Researcher’s Presentations. £3 admission. Call (023) 9283 1461.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Community School, White Hart Lane. 11am-4.30pm. Autumn Orchid Show. Wessex Orchid Society. Plants and sundries, potting demonstrations, tombola, refreshments, free advice. Bring your sick plants. Contact 01329 285160.

PORTSMOUTH: St. Cuthbert’s Church, Litchfield Road, PO3 6DE. 2pm-4pm. St. Cuthbert’s Messy Church. Fun activities for families based on the theme of Harvest. Followed by a time of celebration and light refreshments. All families welcome. Free admission, donations welcome. Contact Rachel Milne on (023) 9282 2711 for further information or visit stcuthbertwithstaidan.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: John Pounds Centre, Queens Street. 12.30pm-2pm. NCT Nearly New Sale. Quality secondhand children’s clothes, equipment and toys. £2 per family.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. The works of Belinda and C. Organised by Q.A League of Friends. Belinda exhibits her floral acrylics and pencil pet portraits. C is known best for exquisite botanical studies in pen and wash. Free entry.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. 10am-3.30pm. Photography Exhibition: Nina Borrowsky. In aid of the Debra charity in Portsmouth. Admission free. Visit ninasimages.co.uk.

GIGS

COWPLAIN: Cowplain Social Club, 54 London Road, PO8 8EN. Wish We Were Pink Floyd. Non-members £5.

DENMEAD: Harvest Home, Southwick Road, PO7 6LB. 9pm. Live music. Ska and Mod music performed by Midnight Beat. Free entry.

PORTSMOUTH: The Shearer Arms, Shearer Road. 8.30pm till late. Kenny Mayes sings music from the 50s and 60s.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Stone Free (70’s rock band).

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2.45pm. Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. Play by Frank McGuiness. Based on the experiences of those taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980s, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is playwright Frank McGuinness’s hymn to the defiant power of the human spirit and the creative imagination. Directed by Michael Attenborough. Tickets between £20-£25. People aged 16-25 can get tickets for £8.50. Visit www.cft.org.uk for more information.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.45pm. Salt Of The Earth. A play by John Godber. Call (023) 9246 6363 for more information.

WORKSHOPS

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 10.30am-12pm. Sew Crafty. New club for younger enthusiasts. £10 each week. Booking essential. Visit makesouthsea.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 10.15am-11.30am. Top Banana Circus Workshops. For 8-15 year olds. Circus skills can help improve a wide variety of physical abilities including balance, co-ordination, fine and gross motor control and physical fitness. They can also help develop concentration, perseverance, creativity and team-working, as well as improving confidence and self-esteem. Sessions are led by top Banana trainers and circus assistants and include warm-up games, teaching with a wide variety of equipment, and performance development. First session free, single session £6.25 or five sessions £25. For more information and to book, please call 07944 286278 or email topbananacircus@gmail.com.

SUNDAY

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, Town Lane, PO18 0EU. 10.30am-5pm. Autumn Countryside Show. Visitors to the Museum’s Autumn Countryside Show will experience the wonderful autumnal sights and sounds of a traditional harvest. This seasonal show features traditional working demonstrations, including heavy horses and vintage tractors ploughing, steam-powered threshing, plus a Horticultural Show, rural craft demonstrations, displays and competitions. Regular Museum entry charges apply, which include admission to the show. Call 01243 811363 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Leisure Centre, Forest Way, PO13 0ZX. 12.30pm-3pm. Family fun day. To celebrate 25 years of kids services in Hampshire. Everyone welcome. Bring a picnic lunch, free. Face painting, bouncy castle, cake decorating and more. Organisers want to create a memory board of kids past and present - so bring along a photo you’re happy for them to keep. For more informmation call 01329 312312.

PORTSMOUTH: St. Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 6.30pm. Patronal Festival Mass. A celebration of the life of the Church of St Wilfrid’s. The preacher will be Revd Paul Gully, Associate Area Dean and Rector of Farlington. The service will be followed by refreshments.

PORTSMOUTH; Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 11am-3pm. Travelling Together Down Memory Lane. Story sharing session for men and women aged 60 and above. Take a trip down memory lane and share your stories of journeys around Portsmouth and beyond over tea and biscuits. Free. Call (023) 9283 4744.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. The works of Belinda and C. Organised by Q.A League of Friends. Belinda exhibits her floral acrylics and pencil pet portraits. C is known best for exquisite botanical studies in pen and wash. Free entry.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A new 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.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street, PO10 7DD. 2.30pm-4.30pm. 50th Anniversary of Emsworth Marina. Showing how 50 years ago, Rear Admiral Percy Gick turned the logging pond, once owned by the boat builder and merchant JD Foster, into a marina. With contemporary accounts and photos, it shows the evolution of the Marina. Contact 01243 378091 or visit emsworthmuseum.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 9am-5pm. The Deconstruction of Fairy Tales through Architecture. This exhibition explores many of the customs, elements, and traditions that link back to Folklore, where the act of storytelling has been the most popular and still remains active in today’s modern society. Fairy tales have been expressed throughout all cultures and religions. The interpretation of such stories, and the importance they obtain, is spread across a vast spectrum, where it is believed that some were told for entertainment, whereas others were for raising awareness and caution. Call (023) 9284 5185 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, off Clarence Parade, PO5 3NB. 8pm-10.30pm. Milton James Hot Four. Live music from a traditional jazz band. Admission free. Contact (023) 9221 0473 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meeting at the Good Companion P.H, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore walk. A brisk walk over uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue,

PO6 2AP. 11.30am. Grave Talk. A space to talk about death, dying and funerals; a light lunch will be served and people will be encouraged to use questions for a pack of Grave Talk cards to start conversations. Everyone welcome, free event.

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. Contact 078130 06569 for more information.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Association, Wootton Road, PO6 3AP. 7.30-10pm. M&M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. New members welcome. Admission £3, tea and biscuits available. Contact Michael or Maureen on (023) 9271 0060 for more information.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2.50 including tea and biscuits.

MILTON: Milton Village Hall, 182 Milton Road, PO4 8PR. 8pm. Salsa classes. Learn beginners/improvers salsa dancing and meet a great bunch of people at the same time, including group dances. Tickets £6. Call 07850 327174 for more details.

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 email 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. For more information contact 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 the fun of 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.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. The works of Belinda and C. Organised by Q.A League of Friends. Belinda exhibits her floral acrylics and pencil pet portraits. C is known best for exquisite botanical studies in pen and wash. Free entry.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 9am-5pm. Guildhall A Moment in Time. The Portsmouth Room will host a selection of archive images of the Guildhall from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Reproduced from the collections of Portsmouth Museums, highlights include the moment the Guildhall’s foundation stone was laid and a visit from the future Edward VIII. Launched as part Guildhall’s birthday celebrations. Visit portsmouthguildhall.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 9am-5pm. The Deconstruction of Fairy Tales through Architecture. This exhibition explores many of the customs, elements, and traditions that link back to Folklore, where the act of storytelling has been the most popular and still remains active in today’s modern society. Fairy tales have been expressed throughout all cultures and religions. The interpretation of such stories, and the importance they obtain, is spread across a vast spectrum, where it is believed that some were told for entertainment, whereas others were for raising awareness and caution. Call (023) 9284 5185 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. 9.30am-5pm. Photography Exhibition: Nina Borrowsky. In aid of the Debra charity in Portsmouth. Admission free. Visit ninasimages.co.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. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (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. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 7.30pm. Eastney Seafront Walk. An evening stroll along the seafront towards Eastney and returning to the pier via Eastern Parade. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

WORKSHOPS

PAULSGROVE: Paulsgrove Library, Marsden Road, PO6 4JB. 1pm-4pm. Fabric Flowers. Free. Contact any Portsmouth Library or email Linda Collins at linda.collins@portsmouthcc.gov.uk to book your place.

TUESDAY

CONCERTS

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre. 9.30am. “Songs of the Season”. Titchfield Abbey Womens Institute meeting. Entertainment by Ken Stephan using his button accordion. Visitors are always welcome to group meetings which are held on the second Tuesday of each month starting at 9.30am, with an opportunity to meet members and to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with biscuits.

DANCING

FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, PO17 5AL. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom, Sequence and Latin dancing. £3. Includes tea and biscuits. Contact 07980058310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk for more details.

HAYLING ISLAND: Royal British Legion, Hayling Island, PO11 9ES. 8pm. Salsa classes. Learn beginners and extended beginners salsa with a fantastic night of fun and entertainment at their salsa school, group dances and lots more. Tickets £6. Call 07850 327174.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 including tea and biscuits.

EVENTS

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, PO9 2RS. 7pm. Bridge Players Wanted. Friendly 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. Open to adults, who can also use the bar area and social club membership. Please contact Linda Collins on 07826 000330, Angela and Nigel Peake on 01243 372718 or email angela.nigel.peake@gmail.com.

HILSEA: Howard Road Community Centre, Howard Road, off of Northern Parade. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hilsea Social Group. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Oasis Centre, Arundel Street. 2pm. 50+ Job Club. Run by Personal Choice.

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 (023) 9282 9214.

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 email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 9am-5pm. Guildhall A Moment in Time. The Portsmouth Room will host a selection of archive images of the Guildhall from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Reproduced from the collections of Portsmouth Museums, highlights include the moment the Guildhall’s foundation stone was laid and a visit from the future Edward VIII. Launched as part Guildhall’s birthday celebrations. Visit portsmouthguildhall.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 9am-5pm. The Deconstruction of Fairy Tales through Architecture. This exhibition explores many of the customs, elements, and traditions that link back to Folklore, where the act of storytelling has been the most popular and still remains active in today’s modern society. Fairy tales have been expressed throughout all cultures and religions. The interpretation of such stories, and the importance they obtain, is spread across a vast spectrum, where it is believed that some were told for entertainment, whereas others were for raising awareness and caution.Call (023) 9284 5185 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. 9.30am-6pm. Photography Exhibition: Nina Borrowsky. In aid of the Debra charity in Portsmouth. Admission free. Visit ninasimages.co.uk.

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. 7.30pm. Sunset Boulevard. Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters Talk: Show and Tell. £2.50, new members welcome. Contact Alison Jenkins on 01329 663087 for more information. 
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk. 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.

WORKSHOPS

SOUTHSEA: 1 Cornwall Road. 7pm-9.30pm. Nail and Thread Art with Supper. A revival craft enjoying popularity at the moment. You will be making a unique piece of art using wood, nail and threads. Choose your own design. Supper included. £20. Bring a hammer. Visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

WEDNESDAY

BOOKS 
FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road, PO16 7EN. 7pm. Meet the Author Fergus McNeill. Fareham Library invites you to an audience with crime writer, Fergus McNeill, author of the

Detective Inspector Harland series. Tickets are £3 and available at the library, or contact the booking line on 01329 284902.

DANCING

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

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre (ASDA Car park), 10 Maurepas Way, PO7 7AY. 7.45pm. W.A.C.A. Sequence Dance Club. Welcome to new members and visitors, tuition included. Admission £3, tea and biscuits available. Contact Michael on (023) 9271 0060 for more information.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, Spur Road. 7.30pm. 55 Social Club. Golf. Social group for people aged 55 and over. New members welcome, first two weeks free of charge.

FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road, PO16 7EN. 7pm. Meet the Author Fergus McNeill. Author of the Detective Inspector Harland series. Fergus will be talking about his books, the crime genre and being a writer. Tickets are £3.

PORTSMOUTH: Oasis Centre, Arundel Street. 10am. 50+ Computer Classes. Run by Personal Choice.

PORTSMOUTH: Oasis Centre, Arundel Street. 12.30pm. 50+ Lunch Club. Run by Personal Choice. £4

PORTSMOUTH: Oasis Centre, Arundel Street. 1.30pm. 50+ Social Group. Run by Personal Choice.

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 email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. The works of Belinda and C. Organised by Q.A League of Friends. Belinda exhibits her floral acrylics and pencil pet portraits. C is known best for exquisite botanical studies in pen and wash. Free entry.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A new 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.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Nek Chand: The Rock Garden Sculptures. An installation of sculptures by internationally renowned Outsider artist Nek Chand, creator of the famous sculpture park The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, in India. Over forty figurative concrete and mosaic works created from found objects and on loan from the Nek Chand Foundation will be on display in the Courtyard Garden and Garden Gallery. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Kenneth Rowntree: A Centenary Exhibition. Touring from the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, this exhibition marks the centenary of the birth of Kenneth Rowntree (1915 – 1997), one of Britain’s best loved artists, known for his works in oil and watercolour. A contemporary of Edward Bawden RA, Michael Rothenstein RA, and Eric Ravilious, with whom he became great friends, the influence of a generation of English artist-designers is evident in his remarkable range of work. The exhibition features oil, acrylic, watercolour and gouache paintings, along with drawings, prints and posters, spanning the 1930s – 1980s. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 9am-5pm. Guildhall A Moment in Time. The Portsmouth Room will host a selection of archive images of the Guildhall from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Reproduced from the collections of Portsmouth Museums, highlights include the moment the Guildhall’s foundation stone was laid and a visit from the future Edward VIII. Launched as part Guildhall’s birthday celebrations. Visit portsmouthguildhall.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 9am-5pm. The Deconstruction of Fairy Tales through Architecture. This exhibition explores many of the customs, elements, and traditions that link back to Folklore, where the act of storytelling has been the most popular and still remains active in today’s modern society. Fairy tales have been expressed throughout all cultures and religions. The interpretation of such stories, and the importance they obtain, is spread across a vast spectrum, where it is believed that some were told for entertainment, whereas others were for raising awareness and caution.Call (023) 9284 5185 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport & Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, Gosport, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Sunset Stompers at Gosport Jazz Club. Call (023) 9235 3235 for any more information.

STAGE

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Sunset Boulevard. Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection Hall, Brecon Avenue, PO6 2AW. 2pm. Care and Fellowship Meeting. Commander Bruce Nicholls will be the guest speaker and will talk about Trafalgar, with a particular emphasis on Nelson’s compassion, his care for men and his humanity. Refreshments included, admission £1. 
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection Hall, Brecon Avenue, PO6 2AW. 7.45pm. Stepping Stones to Nature. The friends of Portsdown Hill present a talk by Tracy Viney of Portsmouth Water about the wide array of wildlife on the company’s sites. Admission is £2 including refreshments. Call Alan Thurbon on (023) 9232 5570 or visit portsdownhampshire.org.uk 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. Contact (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. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. 2pm. Slashing the Odds. Talk by Gerald Main. Admission free. (023) 9284 5197.

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. Contact (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. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

WORKSHOPS

PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road, PO4 8PR. 9.30am-12pm. Folded Scissor Case. Free. Contact any Portsmouth Library or email Linda Collins at linda.collins@portsmouthcc.gov.uk to book your place.

THURSDAY

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HH. 12.30pm. Lunchtime Live. A series of organ, vocal and ensemble recitals with light refreshments on sale from 12.30pm. Recitals begin at 1.10pm. Tickets are £3 per recital, £2.50 for concessions. Recital card: £12.00 to cover five concerts, £9.00 concessions. Call (023) 9282 3300 or visit portsmouthcathedral.org.uk for more information.

EVENTS

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.

FAREHAM: United Reform Church, Osborne Road South. 7.30pm. The work of Fareham Borough Council Countryside Service. Mark Trigwell, Countryside Ranger. £2. Contact thefarehamsociety@gmail.com for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Oasis Centre, Arundel Street. 2pm. 50+ Activity Afternoon. Run by Personal Choice.

PORTSMOUTH: St. Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 6.30pm. Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch the money raised will be used to support a charity.

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. Contact (023) 9261 7890 for further information.

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 52 8814 for more information.

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.

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: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, Southsea PO4 0JA. 8.30pm. Quiz night.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. The works of Belinda and C. Organised by Q.A League of Friends. Belinda exhibits her floral acrylics and pencil pet portraits. C is known best for exquisite botanical studies in pen and wash. Free entry.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A new 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: Central Library, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. 9.30am-5pm. Photography Exhibition: Nina Borrowsky. In aid of the Debra charity in Portsmouth. Admission free. Visit ninasimages.co.uk for examples of Nina’s work.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Lord Mayor’s Banqueting Room, Guildhall. 7.30pm. The Armchair Traveller. A big screen video journey to enjoy Trains, Canyons & The Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Christmas in Europe and Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast. In aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Tickets are £7.50 and include wine and a buffet. From Guildhall reception or by phone from the organiser (023) 9238 1634.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm-11pm. Nick Courtney presents Play @ The RMA. The Storys, Mista Messy, Jay J Music, and more. Admission free.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, 20-24 Guildhall Walk, PO1 2DD. 7.30pm. The Great Gatsby. Immerse yourself in the decadence of America’s ‘Jazz Age’ as New Theatre Royal re-opens with the latest stage adaptation of The Great Gatsby from nationally acclaimed Blackeyed Theatre. Adapted by Stephen Sharkey, this exciting new production features live music alongside the timeless language of Fitzgerald’s Great American Novel, to create a truly fresh and inspiring theatrical experience. Visit newtheatreroyal.com or call the box office on 023 92 649000 to book your ticket.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Sunset Boulevard. Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

FORT WIDLEY: Meet at the East Gate of Fort Widley. 10am-1pm. Fungi Foray. A walk in the woods north of Portsdown Hill looking for mushrooms palatable or poisonous. For further information contact Richard Jones, the Portsdown Hill Countryside Officer, on (023) 9238 9623. Or email rjones@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

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. Contact (023) 9284 1762 for information.

HILSEA: Meet in the 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. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for further information.

WORKSHOPS

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 3.30pm-4.30pm. Krafty Kids – Monsters! Design your own monsters and make a monster throw game. Parents/carers must remain in the library during this activity. 50p per child. Suitable for ages 5-10. There’s no need to book but places are limited. Call (023) 9252 4608 for further information.