What’s on from Friday, September 11 – Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 9.30am-11am. Hatha Vinyasa yoga. With Thilo. Contact 07932 470068 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 9.30am-11am. Hatha Vinyasa yoga. With Thilo. Contact 07932 470068 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 12pm. Baby Daisy Wrigglers. With Sarah. Contact 07837 647713 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 1pm. Daisy Baby Tinies. With Sarah. Contact 07837 647713 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 6pm-7.30pm. Hatha Vinyasa. With Thilo. Contact 07932 470068 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 8pm-9pm. Radical Rest (Yoga Nidra). With Rich. Contact 07591 307561 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

CONCERTS

HORNDEAN: Horndean Technology College, Barton Cross, PO8 9PQ. 7.30pm. Horndean Proms. Presented by Horndean Parish Twinning Association. Programme includes ‘Folks in Harmony’, Irish dancers, and the Proms Bass Ensemble. Bar available. Tickets available from Shambles, Horndean Travel or on the door. Adults are £7.50, children aged 16 and under are £5.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence 50/50. Admission £3, lunches available from midday. Contact (023) 9242 5331 or (023) 9242 5331 for more information.

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Railway Station, Toronto Place, PO12 4UZ. 2pm-4.30pm. Love architecture. Gavin Hensman of Re-Format Architects and who converted the station, will be on hand to answer any questions about the buildings. Visit heritageopendays.org.uk for more information.

GOSPORT: Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane, PO12 1AX. 10am-2pm. Love architecture. Talks and tours every half an hour by architects from John Thompson and partners. Visit heritageopendays.org.uk for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 11am & 12pm. Love architecture. Talk and tour by the centre’s architect Nick Yarrow. Engaging people with the story of buildings, past, present and future. Call 0300 555 1387 for further information.

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

PAULSGROVE: Paulsgrove Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2-4pm. Friendship 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.
PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. College Road, PO1 3LJ. 10.30am. Heritage Open Days - Special Interest Tours of Boathouse No.6. From the construction of the building up to the present day attractions Action Stations and Laser Quest. Tours are free but must be booked in advance. One person cannot book more than four places. Contact (023) 9289 3318 or email stuart.waterman@actionstations.org for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm. Heritage Open Days at the Mary Rose Museum. A short tour of the chaintest house where Mary Rose artifacts are not on display and in conservation. Meet the collection team and find out the methods of conserving the Mary Rose artifacts. Call (023) 9298 6410 for further information.

PORTSMOUTH: University of Portsmouth Students’ Union, Cambridge Road, PO1 2EF. 11am. Part Time Jobs Fair. The Students Union and Purple Door bring you a fair to help you find a part time term time job.

SOUTHSEA: Fort Cumberland, Fort Cumberland Road, PO4 9LD. 10.30am & 2pm. Fort Cumberland – Heritage Open Days. Guided tours of historic Fort Cumberland. The tour will include the ramparts with their gun emplacements of various dates, the magazines, and the well-preserved High Angle Fire battery of 1890-4. Visitors will also see a small prison cell known as the Black Hole, and a mid 20th-century cinema/theatre. Event not suitable for children under the age of 10. Pre-booking required. Call (023) 9285 6700 or email fc.reception@historicengland.org.uk

SOUTHSEA: Glasshouse, The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3ST. 5pm-10pm. Friday Nights on the Terrace. BBQ & Bar. Call (023) 9279 9977 for more information.

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.

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, midday-3.30pm Sat and Sun. Art Exhibition. Organised by League of Friends featuring art from June Bryant, Joyce Wood and Anahid Thomas. Free admission, contact Anne Parmiter on (023) 9238 7284 for details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Sussex Artists’ Award. This exhibition will showcase selected works and winners of the 2015 edition of this nationwide open competition. The Sussex Artists’ Award is a collaboration between St. Wilfrid’s Hospice and Pallant House Gallery’s Community Programme, raising valuable funds for the two charities. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Sikert in Dieppe. This exhibition demonstrates British artist Walter Sickert’s vivid interest in everyday life in Dieppe, to which he was a regular visitor for over four decades and a permanent resident from 1898-1905. Over 80 paintings, prints, preparatory drawings and etchings show Sickert’s breadth of subject matter. An accompanying display features works by artists who have been influenced by Sickert including Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Keith Coventry and Celia Paul. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. St Ives and British Modernism: The George and Ann Dannatt Collection. An exhibition exploring one of the Gallery’s most significant donations, the George and Ann Dannatt Gift, which includes a largely unseen and newly conserved group of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints by key figures associated with the St Ives Group of Artists in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, including Terry Frost, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and John Tunnard. Supported by the George Dannatt Trust. Call 01243 774557 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.

FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, 84 West Street, PO16 0JJ. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Stitchsmiths. Contemporary textile art from Fareham creative group Faze 4, inspired by the permanent displays at the museum. Part of Hampshire Open Studios and Fareham Arts Festival. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/westbury-manor-museum for more information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Pirates! Fact Or Fiction? Go on a journey through pirate history, film and literature from Cilician pirates of the Roman Mediterranean to the golden age pirates of the Caribbean. Meet Vikings, Barbary corsairs and Chinese pirates on the way. Discover facts about the ships, weapons, tactics and usually short lives. Includes costumes from Pirates Of The Caribbean, Peter Pan and Spartacus. Family friendly interactive experience. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery

Church Path Studio, 21 The Square

GU32 3HS. 10am-4pm. People of the Heath – An artistic impression. Work by a group of local artists who have been inspired by the recent excavations on Petersfield Heath. Adult entry fee applies. Visit petersfieldmuseum.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ. 8.30pm. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Open air screening in the courtyard. Tickets are £6. Visit portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk for tickets and more information.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Trevor John. Live music from a rock/pop 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 David Attenborough. Tickets between £20-£25. People aged 16-25 can get tickets for £8.50. Visit www.cft.org.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Seafront walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

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CLASSES

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 for more information.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 11am-1pm. Exploding Summer Memories Scrapbook. Turn those summer memories into a box shaped mini scrapbook. £15. Visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

FAREHAM: 15 Springfield Way, PO14 2RG. 10am-4pm. Coffee Day. In support of Macmillan, at the home of Mairi Hall. In the garden if the weather is suitable, otherwise in the house.

CONCERTS

SOUTHSEA: St Simon’s Church, Waverley Road, PO5 2PW. 7.30pm. An evening of music and song. Classical solo singers, a string quartet and a contemporary choir. Admission £6, £5 for students and OAPs. Tickets available from St Simon’s church, 9am–12pm Monday to Friday and on the door.

SOUTHSEA: The Salvation Army Southsea Citadel, Albert Road, PO5 2SN. 7pm. The Portsmouth Chorus and Southsea Citadel Band. Conducted by Mark Burgess with all proceeds to the Salvation Army’s collection for those in need. Tickets £5 at the door.

FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, PO17 5AL. 8pm-11pm. Ballroom and Sequence dancing. Tickets £4. Refreshments available. Welcome to bring drinks as no bar. Contact 07980058310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk for more details.

EVENTS

BEDHAMPTON: Bedhampton Social Hall, 21 Bedhampton Road, PO9 3ES. 10.30am-12.30pm. South East Hants Tinnitus Support Group meeting. With guest speaker Penny Stannard, the Tinnitus Lady. Visit sehants-tinnitus.org for more information.

FAREHAM: Pedestrian area of West Street. 9.30am-4.30pm. Reminisce at Bygone Fareham. Live music, dance, vintage style stalls, a classic vehicle exhibit, and a performance from Body Rox. Free event. For further information please visit farehamtowncentre.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Royal Haslar Hospital. 10am & 1pm. Tours with Haslar Heritage Group. Pre-booking is essential Visit heritageopendays.org.uk for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Ferry Pontoon. 10.30am-12pm. Cross Harbour Clean Up. Join volunteer litter picking teams. Visit meetup.com/solent-environmental-action for further details.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 11am & 12pm. Love architecture. Talk and tour by the centre’s architect Nick Yarrow. Engaging people with the story of buildings, past, present and future. Call 0300 555 1387 for further information.

HAVANT: Havant Library, Elm Lane, PO9 1UN. 11am-1.30pm. Poetry Writing Workshop. Hampshire poet Joan McGavin will review your work and help refine your style. Tickets range between £4-£8. Visit havantlitfest.org.uk for more information.

HAVANT: A Garden in South Street, 55 South Street, PO9 1BY. 1.30pm-2.45pm. Vegetarian Lunch. Lunch in the garden of the Festival Director and his wife, Tim and Sue Dawes. Tickets range between £4-£6 and include food and a glass of wine or fruit juice. Visit havantlitfest.org.uk for more information.

HAVANT: Elm Lane, PO9 1UN. 3pm-4.30pm. Havant Poetry Competition 2015. Prize awards and judge’s appraisal of this year’s competition entrants, and readings of the winning and other shortlisted poems. Tickets range between £0-£3. Visit havantlitfest.org.uk for more information.

HAVANT: Havant Brewery, Unit 25 The Tanneries, Brockhampton Lane, PO9 1JB. 7.30pm-11pm. Speak Word, Drink Beer. Performance poetry event which includes performances from Merlynda the Monster Poet and Ellie Dawes. Tickets range between £4-£8. Standing event, those who need to sit are advised to bring a folding chair and arrive early. Visit havantlitfest.org.uk for more information.

HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church Hall, West Street, PO9 1LP. 11am-3pm. Food & Craft Fair. Free Admission, refreshments available. Contact 07804918663 or visit havantfairs.com for more information.

HORNDEAN: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Butser Hill, GU31 4EX. Butserfest. Festival aimed at 14-20 year olds. Older and younger people are permitted entry. The musical line-up includes nationally up-and-coming bands and local unsigned acts from various music genres. Free activities and entertainment including zorbing, bungee runs, laser quest and human demolition, with stalls from traders and local community groups, an open mic stage, air-brushed tattoos, street entertainers, and workshops. Alcohol free event. Tickets £24.90. Visit efestivals.co.uk/festivals/butserfest for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 11am-3pm. Arts, Craft & Gift Market. Handcrafted and unique gifts. Locally sourced stallholders. Crafting area for children. Something for everyone. Free entry. Visit fromthecraftbox.net for further details.
PORTSMOUTH: The Hard, Portsmouth Harbour. 10.30am-12pm. Cross Harbour Clean Up. Join volunteer litter picking teams. Visit meetup.com/solent-environmental-action for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. College Road, PO1 3LJ. 10.30am. Heritage Open Days - Special Interest Tours of Boathouse No.6. From the construction of the building up to the present day attractions Action Stations and Laser Quest. Tours are free but must be booked in advance. One person cannot book more than four places. Contact (023) 9289 3318 or email stuart.waterman@actionstations.org for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: St. Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, PO1 5PA. 10am-12pm. Nearly New Sale and Open Day. Visit this historic Church and climb the tower for panoramic views of the city, or pick through the bargains at the sale. refreshments available. 
PORTSMOUTH: St. Wilfred’s church, George Street. 10.30am Coffee Morning and Bric-a-Brac sale.

PORTSMOUTH: St James Church Milton, 287 Milton Rd, PO4 8PG. 7pm. Proms and Puds. An evening of music inspired by the “Last night of the Proms” followed by some puddings. Participants are asked to bring a flag, dress in patriotic colours and join in. Tickets are £6.

SOUTHSEA: Fort Cumberland, Fort Cumberland Road, PO4 9LD. 10.30am & 2pm. Fort Cumberland - Heritage Open Days. Guided tours of historic Fort Cumberland. The tour will include the ramparts with their gun emplacements of various dates, the magazines, and the well-preserved High Angle Fire battery of 1890-4. Visitors will also see a small prison cell known as the Black Hole, and a mid 20th-century cinema/theatre. Event not suitable for children under the age of 10. Pre-booking required. Call (023) 9285 6700 or email fc.reception@historicengland.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: St Simon’s Church, Waverley Road, PO5 2PW. 7.30pm. An evening of music and song. All proceeds go to the cancer charity ‘Feel yourself campaign’. Classical solo singers, string quartet, contemporary choir. Refreshments available. Tickets £6, or £5 for concessions, OAP’s or students. Available from the church between 9am-12pm Monday to Friday or on the door.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, midday-3.30pm Sat and Sun. Art Exhibition. Organised by League of Friends. Free admission, contact Anne Parmiter on (023) 9238 7284 for details.

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. Sussex Artists’ Award. This exhibition will showcase selected works and winners of the 2015 edition of this nationwide open competition. The Sussex Artists’ Award is a collaboration between St. Wilfrid’s Hospice and Pallant House Gallery’s Community Programme, raising valuable funds for the two charities. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Sikert in Dieppe. This exhibition demonstrates British artist Walter Sickert’s vivid interest in everyday life in Dieppe, to which he was a regular visitor for over four decades and a permanent resident from 1898-1905. Over 80 paintings, prints, preparatory drawings and etchings show Sickert’s breadth of subject matter. An accompanying display features works by artists who have been influenced by Sickert including Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Keith Coventry and Celia Paul. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. St Ives and British Modernism: The George and Ann Dannatt Collection. An exhibition exploring one of the Gallery’s most significant donations, the George and Ann Dannatt Gift, which includes a largely unseen and newly conserved group of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints by key figures associated with the St Ives Group of Artists in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, including Terry Frost, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and John Tunnard. Supported by the George Dannatt Trust. Call 01243 774557 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.

FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, 84 West Street, PO16 0JJ. Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Stitchsmiths. Contemporary textile art from Fareham creative group Faze 4, inspired by the permanent displays at the museum. Part of Hampshire Open Studios and Fareham Arts Festival. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/westbury-manor-museum for more information.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street, PO10 7DD. 10.30am-4.30pm. Emsworth’s Oysters – The Full Story. The oyster industry was of huge importance to trade and commerce in the last century, untill its demise due to an unfortunate incident of poisoning. A series of panels and two films in the new Linda Newell oyster gallery recalls the whole story of its rise and fall. Admission free, stairlift available, all welcome. Contact 01243 378091 for more details.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Pirates! Fact Or Fiction? Go on a journey through pirate history, film and literature from Cilician pirates of the Roman Mediterranean to the golden age pirates of the Caribbean. Meet Vikings, Barbary corsairs and Chinese pirates on the way. Discover facts about the ships, weapons, tactics and usually short lives. Includes costumes from Pirates Of The Caribbean, Peter Pan and Spartacus. Family friendly interactive experience. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery

Church Path Studio, 21 The Square

GU32 3HS. 10am-4pm. People of the Heath – An artistic impression. Work by a group of local artists who have been inspired by the recent excavations on Petersfield Heath. Adult entry fee applies. Visit petersfieldmuseum.co.uk for more information.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Alligator Smile. Live music from a pop/punk 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 David Attenborough. Tickets between £20-£25. People aged 16-25 can get tickets for £8.50. Visit www.cft.org.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: The Diving Museum in Stokes Bay, PO12 2QU. 7pm. Operation Blackleg – Salvaging HMS Coventry’s Secrets. John Dadd, diving supervisor on Operation Blackleg will be giving an illustrated talk on the tragic loss of the ship. Tickets are £6 on the door. Includes drinks and nibbles.

HAVANT: Elm Lane, PO9 1UN. 5pm-6.15pm. The Havant Poetry Stroll. Walk around the town looking at the places in which this year’s Havant Poetry Competition entries have been published, led by Tim Dawes. Free. Visit havantlitfest.org.uk for more information.

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PORTSMOUTH: St. Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, PO1 5PA. 4pm. Annual Music Foundation Concert. Retiring collection in aid of the St. Mary’s Music Foundation. Admission free.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Royal Haslar Hospital. 10am & 1pm. Tours with Haslar Heritage Group. Pre-booking is essential Visit heritageopendays.org.uk for more information.

HAVANT: The Elms, 2 Lower Road, Bedhampton, PO9 3LH. 10am-4pm. Heritage Open Day. The Bedhampton Historical Collection will open The Waterloo Room and Bedhampton Historical Collection Search Room. Admission free, refreshments available. Email bedhamptonhc@gmail.com or visit heritageopendays.org.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. College Road, PO1 3LJ. 10.30am. Heritage Open Days - Special Interest Tours of Boathouse No.6. From the construction of the building up to the present day attractions Action Stations and Laser Quest. Tours are free but must be booked in advance. One person cannot book more than four places. Contact (023) 9289 3318 or email stuart.waterman@actionstations.org for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Fort Cumberland, Fort Cumberland Road, PO4 9LD. 10.30am & 2pm. Fort Cumberland - Heritage Open Days. Guided tours of historic Fort Cumberland. The tour will include the ramparts with their gun emplacements of various dates, the magazines, and the well-preserved High Angle Fire battery of 1890-4. Visitors will also see a small prison cell known as the Black Hole, and a mid 20th-century cinema/theatre. Event not suitable for children under the age of 10. Pre-booking required. Call (023) 9285 6700 or email fc.reception@historicengland.org.uk

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, midday-3.30pm Sat and Sun. Art Exhibition. Organised by League of Friends featuring art from June Bryant, Joyce Wood and Anahid Thomas. Free admission, contact Anne Parmiter on (023) 9238 7284 for details.

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.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Sussex Artists’ Award. This exhibition will showcase selected works and winners of the 2015 edition of this nationwide open competition. The Sussex Artists’ Award is a collaboration between St. Wilfrid’s Hospice and Pallant House Gallery’s Community Programme, raising valuable funds for the two charities. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Sikert in Dieppe. This exhibition demonstrates British artist Walter Sickert’s vivid interest in everyday life in Dieppe, to which he was a regular visitor for over four decades and a permanent resident from 1898-1905. Over 80 paintings, prints, preparatory drawings and etchings show Sickert’s breadth of subject matter. An accompanying display features works by artists who have been influenced by Sickert including Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Keith Coventry and Celia Paul. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. St Ives and British Modernism: The George and Ann Dannatt Collection. An exhibition exploring one of the Gallery’s most significant donations, the George and Ann Dannatt Gift, which includes a largely unseen and newly conserved group of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints by key figures associated with the St Ives Group of Artists in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, including Terry Frost, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and John Tunnard. Supported by the George Dannatt Trust. Call 01243 774557 for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-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.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Park Tavern, Edinburgh Road. 5pm-7pm. Reactor 1. Live music.

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.

STAGE

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 10am. Children’s dance auditions. Auditions for Christmas pantomime, Cinderella, for children aged seven and over. Candidates will be auditioned in groups and taught a short dance routine, wear suitable clothes. Junior boys and girls of maximum height 5’2” will audition at 10am and senior boys and girls of minimum height 5’2” will audition at 2.30pm. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more information.

MONday

CLASSES

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road, PO1 1LU. 7pm-9pm. Introduction to dressmaking. Make your own a-line skirt following a commercial pattern. Darts, zips, buttonholes and waistband. £65 with fabric £55 without. Call (023) 9282 2026 for more information.

HAVANT: St John’s Ambulance, Fraser Road, PO9 3EJ. 9.30am-12.30pm. First aid training. The course, aimed at anyone from the age of 12, focuses on a range of emergency situations involving infants and children, as well as those involving adults. These include choking, bleeding and stopping breathing. Admission £30.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 9.30am-11.am. Yoga Therapy. With Lucy. Contact 079441 23620 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 11.30am-1pm. Hatha yoga. With Lucy, for all levels. Contact 079441 23620 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 6pm-7.30pm & 7.45pm-9.15pm. Hatha yoga. With Donna. Contact 079691 52007 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hill, 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.
SOUTHSEA: Devonshire Avenue Baptist Church Hall, Winter Road, PO4 9ED. 7.30pm-8.30pm, 8.30pm-8.45pm & 8.45pm-9.30pm. Ballroom and Latin classes. With Instep Dance Club, beginners, practice dance, and improvers. Admission £5 per session, or £6 for two. (023) 9264 9991.

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. 2-4pm. Craft Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. For more information contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705.

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: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, midday-3.30pm Sat and Sun. Art Exhibition. Organised by League of Friends featuring art from June Bryant, Joyce Wood and Anahid Thomas. Free admission, contact Anne Parmiter on (023) 9238 7284 for details.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Pirates! Fact Or Fiction? Go on a journey through pirate history, film and literature from Cilician pirates of the Roman Mediterranean to the golden age pirates of the Caribbean. Meet Vikings, Barbary corsairs and Chinese pirates on the way. Discover facts about the ships, weapons, tactics and usually short lives. Includes costumes from Pirates Of The Caribbean, Peter Pan and Spartacus. Family friendly interactive experience. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

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 David Attenborough. Tickets between £20-£25. People aged 16-25 can get tickets for £8.50. Visit www.cft.org.uk for more information.

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.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. The Rise and Fall of Emma Hamilton. Talk by Bob France, a lecturer and tour guide at Uppark. The talk is on the story of how Emma Hamilton rose from the slums to become a confidant of a queen and lover of Lord Nelson to her eventual fall back into poverty. Admission free for members, £2 for visitors.

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. Walk. Towards Eastney along the promenade. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Angel Monument by the bus terminus. 1pm. Canoe lake walk. Short, slow walk of about 30 minutes around canoe lake. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

TUEsday

CLASSES

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 7pm-9pm. Cake decorating for beginners. Learn some of the basic techniques for piping and icing confidently. £25. Visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 10am-11.30am. Pregnancy yoga. With Lucy. Contact 079441 23620 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 11.45am-12.45pm. Early post-natal recovery. With Lucy. Contact 079441 23620 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 1.30pm-2.30pm. Radical Rest (Yoga Nidra). With Rich. Contact 07591 307561 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 5.45pm-7.15pm & 7.30pm-9pm. Hatha yoga. With Lucy. The 5.45pm-7.15pm class is beginner/intermediate and the 7.30pm-9pm class is for intermediate/advanced. Contact 079441 23620 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

DANCING

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 for more details.

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

EVENTS

HILSEA: Howard Road Community Centre, Howard Road, off Northern Parade. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hilsea Social Group. A chance to meet new people. Group for people 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.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse Pub, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. A chance to meet new people. Group for people aged 50 and over. For further information contact 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 Mon-Fri, midday-3.30pm Sat and Sun. Art Exhibition. Organised by League of Friends featuring art from June Bryant, Joyce Wood and Anahid Thomas. Free admission, contact Anne Parmiter on (023) 9238 7284 for details.

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. Sussex Artists’ Award. This exhibition will showcase selected works and winners of the 2015 edition of this nationwide open competition. The Sussex Artists’ Award is a collaboration between St. Wilfrid’s Hospice and Pallant House Gallery’s Community Programme, raising valuable funds for the two charities. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Sikert in Dieppe. This exhibition demonstrates British artist Walter Sickert’s vivid interest in everyday life in Dieppe, to which he was a regular visitor for over four decades and a permanent resident from 1898-1905. Over 80 paintings, prints, preparatory drawings and etchings show Sickert’s breadth of subject matter. An accompanying display features works by artists who have been influenced by Sickert including Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Keith Coventry and Celia Paul. Call 01243 774557.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. St Ives and British Modernism: The George and Ann Dannatt Collection. An exhibition exploring one of the Gallery’s most significant donations, the George and Ann Dannatt Gift, which includes a largely unseen and newly conserved group of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints by key figures associated with the St Ives Group of Artists in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, including Terry Frost, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and John Tunnard. Supported by the George Dannatt Trust. Call 01243 774557 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.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Pirates! Fact Or Fiction? Go on a journey through pirate history, film and literature from Cilician pirates of the Roman Mediterranean to the golden age pirates of the Caribbean. Meet Vikings, Barbary corsairs and Chinese pirates on the way. Discover facts about the ships, weapons, tactics and usually short lives. Includes costumes from Pirates Of The Caribbean, Peter Pan and Spartacus. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery

Church Path Studio, 21 The Square

GU32 3HS. 10am-4pm. People of the Heath – An artistic impression. Work by a group of local artists who have been inspired by the recent excavations on Petersfield Heath. Adult entry fee applies. Visit petersfieldmuseum.co.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: The Golden Lion, High Street, Southwick, PO17 6EB. 8.15pm-11pm. The Delta Syncopators. Live music from a traditional jazz band. Admission free. Contact (023) 9221 0473 for details.

SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russels, Albert Road. 7pm-11pm. Hosted by Nick Courtney. Live music. from Hanna dowsell, Mike Keating, Mint Gun Club, and more. Admission free.

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 David Attenborough. Tickets between £20-£25. People aged 16-25 can get tickets for £8.50. Visit www.cft.org.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

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

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College, Grove Road South, PO5 3QW. 7.30pm, refreshments from 7pm. Talk by Lord Justice Ian Burnett. Sharing knowledge with pupils, staff and members of the public. Admission free. For more information see: stjohnscollege.co.uk/politics-society

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.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 9.30am-11am. Hatha yoga. With Lucy, for all levels. Contact 079441 23620 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 11.30am-12.30pm. Yoga mamas and yoga babies. With Lucy, for babies from eight weeks of age to crawling. Contact 079441 23620 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Beginners’ tai chi. With Seven Stars. Contact 07968 228185 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 8pm-9pm. My Kind Of Yoga. With Cheryl. Visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for further information.

DANCING

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

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road, PO16 7EN. 7pm. Agatha Christie Murder Mystery Night. Give Poirot a run for his money as you uncover the clues to discover the murderer during the Murder Mystery skit followed by a crime themed quiz. Tickets are £3.

GOSPORT: Lee Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Lee. 9am-12.30pm. Comunity Table Top & Craft Sale. Come along and meet local groups and community orgaisations. To book a table contact Ray on (023) 9255 1706. Admission free.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 6pm. Dementia Friends. Nicky Bellenger will be running two Dementia Friends sessions here at the Guildhall. A friendly and relaxed information session, to help increase understanding and awareness of dementia. Everyone will have the opportunity to become a Dementia Friend, turning understanding into action and helping to make your community more dementia friendly. Visit dementiafriends.org.uk or call Nicola on 07702 227504 for any further information.

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: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, midday-3.30pm Sat and Sun. Art Exhibition. Organised by League of Friends featuring art from June Bryant, Joyce Wood and Anahid Thomas. Free admission, contact Anne Parmiter on (023) 9238 7284 for further details.

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. Sussex Artists’ Award. This exhibition will showcase selected works and winners of the 2015 edition of this nationwide open competition. The Sussex Artists’ Award is a collaboration between St. Wilfrid’s Hospice and Pallant House Gallery’s Community Programme, raising valuable funds for the two charities. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Sikert in Dieppe. This exhibition demonstrates British artist Walter Sickert’s vivid interest in everyday life in Dieppe, to which he was a regular visitor for over four decades and a
 permanent resident from 1898-1905. Over 80 paintings, prints, preparatory drawings and etchings show Sickert’s breadth of subject matter. An

accompanying display features works by artists who have been influenced by Sickert including Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Keith Coventry and Celia Paul. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. St Ives and British Modernism: The George and Ann Dannatt Collection. An exhibition exploring one of the Gallery’s most significant donations, the George and Ann Dannatt Gift, which includes a largely unseen and

newly- conserved group of paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints by key figures associated with the St Ives Group of Artists in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, including Terry Frost, Roger Hilton, Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and John Tunnard. Supported by the George Dannatt Trust. Call 01243 774557 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.