What’s on from Friday, October 27 to Thursday, November 2

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What’s on for the week ahead

FRIDAY

BOOKS

PORTSMOUTH: Blackwells, Cambridge Rd. 5pm. Ghost and Ragman Roll book launch. Free.

DANCING

EASTNEY: Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 11.30am-12.30pm. FiftyFift. Creative dance for people aged 50 and above. 07708 720711 / AbstractDPA.com.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Memory Lane, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 2-4pm. QA Knitting Group. Creating items for patients from baby hats and jackets to fiddle mitts for dementia patients. 07846 472 423.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Rd. 6pm. Freaky Fun Friday. Halloween extravaganza for children and families, with storytelling, arts and crafts, games, music, trick or treating and prizes for the best dressed children and adults. £10 per child, adults free, in aid Horndean Community Association. (023) 9259 7114.

PORTCHESTER: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Rd. 11am/12pm/2pm/3.30pm. Guts, Gore and Gangrene. Festering fun and medical mayhem in the Victorian hospital ward. Suitable for children aged five to 12. £3.50. royalarmouries.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Grammar School. 10am-3pm. Solent Guild of Woodcarvers and Sculptors Carve In. Discuss carving and share ideas with others. solentguildofwoodcarvers.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays. 10am-6pm. Dog and Bone Halloween Trail. Spooky family trail to look for bones, solve puzzles and enter a special prize draw. spinnakertower.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays. 6-8pm / 8-10pm. Torment. An immersive walk-through Halloween experience themed as a Victorian manor house. £10. gunwharf-quays.com.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, North Pallant. 10am-5pm. An Architect’s Eye: The Peter Collymore Gift. A view of modern British art through the eyes of the eponymous architect. 01243 774557 / pallant.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-4pm. Making Space: 10 Years of Excellence in Craft. Showcase of eight makers from the community-based craft organisation Making Space. aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10am-4pm. The Spirit of ’67: Portsmouth’s Summer of Love and its Legacy. Pop historian Dave Allen focusses on Portsmouth in the late 1960s and its legacy. Free. portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, High St. 12-5pm. Never ever, ever After – First Editions. The book cover designs of fabled writer Kid Freeman. jackhousegallery.co.uk.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Borg Vs McEnroe (15). Biopic focusing on the famous rivalry between tennis players Björn Borg and John McEnroe. no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 8pm. Nancy Kerr and the Sweet Visitor Band. Folk singer performs songs from her album Second Instar. (023) 9247 2700 / thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. Zara Larsson. Hear Zara perform her platinum-selling single Lush Life and songs from her album So Good. £26.20. 0844 847 2362 / portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Rd. 8pm. Kele Okereke. Bloc Party frontman returns to play songs from his third solo album, Fatherland, with support from Rich Mayor. £16. wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Rd. 9pm. Power of Three. Tasty blues/rock band. facebook.com/GoldenEagleSouthsea.

MARKETS

STUBBINGTON: Library, Stubbington Ln. 9am-12pm. Country Market. Home-made cakes, savouries, dairy and gluten-free products, crafts, flowers, fruit and vegetables.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Rd. 2.30pm. Storyteller, Storyteller. Storypocket Theatre presents family fun, physical silliness and magical non-verbal storytelling! £7, families £25. 01329 223100.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Rd. 7.30pm. Oliver! Stage One Youth Theatre presents a musical by Lionel Bart. 01329 231942.

FAREHAM: The Cort Theatre, Henry Cort Community College, Hillson Dr. 7.30pm. Elf The Musical JR. Fareham Musical Society Youth Theatre presents a musical with music by Matthew Sklar.

HAYLING ISLAND: Community Centre, Station Rd. 7.30pm. Fiddler on the Roof. Hayling Musical Society presents this classic musical by Jerry Bock. £12. Call (023) 9246 7545.

HAYLING ISLAND: The Station Theatre, Station Rd. 7.30pm. Home. Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society presents a play by David Storey. £10. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent St. 7.30pm. Little Shop of Horrors. The Music Theatre Group presents the hilarious 1950s musical sci-fi spoof. £16 adults, concessions £14, children £12. (023) 9283 8370 / groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Albert Rd. 7.30pm. One O’Clock From the House. The Phoenix Players present a family-friendly dark comedy directed by Suki Jones and Oliver Thorne. 0845 467 6462.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Temple of Spiritualism. 7.30pm. Lombroso and Conan Doyle. Public talk as part of DarkFest. £3.

FARLINGTON: Meet in Farlington Marshes 3rd car park. 10.30am. Group walk. Across farmland and exposed footpaths, sturdy shoes recommended. (023) 9268 8390.

WALLINGTON: Village Hall, Broadcut. 7.30-10pm. Bonsai Trees. Solent Bonsai Society presents a talk by Collect Harrison.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esp. 10.30am. Seafront group walk. Suitable for all. (023) 9268 8390.

SATURDAY

CONCERTS

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, St George’s Walk. 7.30pm. Opera Comique. Performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Sorcerer and Trial by Jury. £5. 01329 665170.

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Rd. 8-11.30pm. Halloween Hop. Now That’s Jive’s Halloween party with guest DJ Miss Cherry Red, plus Lil’ Miss Wiggles and Major 5x5. Spooky fancy dress optional. Bar available. £8. nowthatsjive.net.

waterlooville: Community Centre, Maurepas Way. 7.30-10.30pm. Halloween Dance. 50/50 social ballroom, latin and sequence dancing. Dress for the occasion or just wear black and red. Bar and raffle. £4.50. 07980 058 310 / ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Rd. 12pm-4pm. Crime Fact, Crime Fiction. Learn about the work of detectives from SOCO to forensics in an afternoon of investigation. Suitable for children aged 11 and above. £10. 01329 223 100.

GOSPORT: Diving Museum, Stokes Bay Rd. 11.30am-1pm. Red Hat Knitters. Knit a traditional divers red hat which to be sold in the Museum shop. Free. (023) 9260 2260 / familiesonline.co.uk.

MILTON: Christ Church, Milton Rd. 10am-2pm. Family Fun Day and Light Festival. Free, donations welcome. 07532 049 513.

PORTSMOUTH: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays. 10am-6pm. Dog and Bone Halloween Trail. See today.

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays. 6-8pm / 8-10pm. Torment. See today.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Rd. 1-4pm. Halloweenies! Kids’ fancy dress and halloween disco. Over-2s £3, under-2s free. wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Gaiety Bar, South Parade Pier. 7pm. Grand opening and halloween party. Live music from The Bootlegs. £15. 07967 959 714 / bookevents/gaietybarsouthsea.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, North Pallant. 10am-5pm. An Architect’s Eye: The Peter Collymore Gift. See today.

EMSWORTH: Museum, North St. 10.30am-4.30pm. Auntie Pat’s School for Dancing. A selection of pictures of the pupils who attended Pat Barnwell’s Dancing School and took part in the shows that she put on for more than 30 years from the 1950s onwards. emsworthmuseum.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Heritage and Arts Centre, East St. 10am-5.30pm. Lost in Time. 1930s billboard advertisements by lithographic artist Lawrence Gleadle. (023) 9247 2700 / thespring.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-4pm. Making Space: 10 Years of Excellence in Craft. See today.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, High St. 12-5pm. Never ever, ever After – First Editions. See today.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (15). Halloween screening of the cult classic musical starring Tim Curry. no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Rd. 9pm. The Undergroundhogs. Groundhogs covers band. facebook.com/GoldenEagleSouthsea.

MARKETS

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church Hall, Hawthorn Crescent. 11am-2pm. Table Top Sale. Refreshments and home-made cakes available. Entry 50p, table hire £5, book in advance. (023) 9238 9278.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Rd. 7.30pm. Oliver! See today.

FAREHAM: The Cort Theatre, Henry Cort Community College, Hillson Dr. 2.30 / 7.30pm. Elf The Musical JR. See today.

HAYLING ISLAND: Community Centre, Station Rd. 2.30 / 7.30pm. Fiddler on the Roof. See today.

HAYLING ISLAND: The Station Theatre, Station Rd. 7.30pm. Home. See today.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 11.30am / 2.30pm. Ensonglopedia of Science. A whirlwind journey through everything to know about science, with a song for every letter of the alphabet. For children aged seven and above. (023) 9247 2700 / thespring.co.uk.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent St. 2.30 / 7.30pm. Little Shop of Horrors. See today.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. Big Girls Don’t Cry. Experience the iconic sound of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons authentically recreated by a phenomenal cast and a fantastic live band.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Albert Rd. 7.30pm. One O’Clock From the House. See today.

WALKS & TALKS

HILSEA: Meet at the Blue Lagoon at Hilsea Lido. 10.30am. Group walk. Flat, paved route along foreshore to Mountbatten Centre and back. (023) 9284 1762.

SUNDAY

DANCING

PARK GATE: Royal British Legion, Brook Ln. 7.30-10.30pm. Country & Western dance. £6.50, members £5. Bar and raffle. All welcome. 01329 519 765.

EVENTS

BURSLEDON: Brickworks, Swanwick Ln. 11am-4pm. Halloween Steam Up. Display of traction engines and other vehicles, train rides and more. £6, families £15. bursledonbrickworks.org.uk.

EASTNEY: Bransbury Park. 2-5pm. Bransbury Park Steam Railway. Ride on the 700ft-long track with miniature engines run by the Portsmouth Model Engineering Society. 50p. portsmouthmes.co.uk.

HAVANT: Calvary Chapel, Barncroft Primary School, Park Ln. 10.30am-12.30pm. Worship, The Word and Communion. A service of encouragement and worship. Sunday school and creche available. 07879 130 499 / calvaryportsmouth.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays. 6-8pm / 8-10pm. Torment. See today.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, North Pallant. 11am-5pm. An Architect’s Eye: The Peter Collymore Gift. See today.

EMSWORTH: Museum, North St. 2.30-4.30pm. Auntie Pat’s School for Dancing. See Saturday.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-4pm. Making Space: 10 Years of Excellence in Craft. See today.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. John Mayall. The Godfather of British Blues performs the best songs of his career spanning more than 50 years, with support from The Buddy Whittington Band. portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Rd. 9pm. AlleyCats open mic night. facebook.com/GoldenEagleSouthsea.

WALKS & TALKS

MILTON: Meet at the Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore group walk through uneven footpaths to the shore. (023) 9284 1762.

MONDAY

COFFEE

NORTH END: Baptist Church, Powerscourt Rd. 10am-12pm. Copnor Coffee Club. Enjoy a cup of tea and meet new people. (023) 9268 8390.

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 8pm. James Alderson Presents... with Zoe Lyons, Paul Tonkinson and more. (023) 9247 2700 / thespring.co.uk.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. Van Kuijk Quartet. Hear what makes this young French quartet’s interpretations of Mendelssohn and Janácek stand out so impressively. portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

DANCING

CROFTON: Community Centre, Stubbington Ln. 6.30-7.30pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. 07979 800 299.

EASTNEY: Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 9.30-10.15am. Diddi Dance. Pre-school programme for children aged 18 months to four years exploring 16 different dance styles. diddidance.com.

FAREHAM: Fareham Academy, St Anne’s Grove. 7.30-9.30pm. Intermediate line dancing class. £5. 01329 315641 / urbanlinedance.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Rd. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2.50, includes tea and biscuits.

HAYLING ISLAND: Community Centre, Station Rd. 7-8pm. Ballroom and latin absolute beginners class. £6. 07505 191596 / dancerevival.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Devonshire Avenue Baptist Church Hall. 7.30-9.30pm. Ballroom and Latin dance classes with Instep Dance Club. £5 per session / £6 for two sessions per person/evening. 07722 040 483.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Library, Spur Rd. 10am-12pm / 2-4pm. Cosham Craft Group. Get creative and meet new people. (023) 9268 8390.

COSHAM: St Colman’s Church Hall. 7.15-9pm. Portsmouth Chorus rehearsal. Some ability to follow music is helpful. Annual subcription £80 with three concerts per year. portsmouthchorus.org.

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Rd. 1.30-3.30pm. Crafty Needles. Bring your own knitting or embroidery and have some tea, cake and a chat. (023) 9261 5916.

fratton: Portsmouth Academy, St Mary’s Rd. 7.15-9.15pm. Portsmouth Festival Choir. Join this mixed choir of all ages to sing beautiful music in a companionable atmosphere. First term free. (023) 9247 0532 / portsmouthfestivalchoir.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 7.30pm. Havant Light Opera rehearsal. Sing a variety of musical theatre. Looking new singers and backstage workers. 01243 574 535.

HILSEA: Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park, Alex Way. 12-3pm. Badminton for 50+. Fun games, not league standard. £5. (023) 9320 0401.

SOUTHSEA: Library, Palmerston Rd. 2-4pm. Relax with colouring. Beat stress and aid relaxation. All materials provided.

EXHIBITIONS

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 10am-5.30pm. Lost in Time. See Saturday.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10am-4pm. The Spirit of ’67: Portsmouth’s Summer of Love and its Legacy. See today.

WALKS & TALKS

FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park group walk. Buggy and wheelchair-friendly. (023) 9268 8390.

NORTH END: Meet at The Learning Place, Derby Rd. 12.15pm. Moderate group walk to Stamshaw Foreshore. Not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier-to-pier group walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at Canoe Lake memorial. 1pm. Group walk. Slow short 30 minute walk. (023) 9268 8390.

TUESDAY

COFFEE

HILSEA: Howard Road Community Centre, off Northern Parade. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hilsea Social Group. Enjoy a cup of tea and meet new people. (023) 9268 8390.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Catholic Church Hall, South Pl. 10am-1pm. Coffee, Cake and Lunch. In aid of local charities.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse, Southsea Terrace. 2-4pm. Southsea Seniors. Enjoy a cup of tea and meet new people. (023) 9268 8390.

DANCING

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Community Centre, Twyford Dr. 9.30-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. 07979 800 299.

PORTSMOUTH: The Box, Commercial Rd. 6-7pm. Jedha Fit Street Dance Class. High intensity training for all abilities and fitness levels. dmon_tis@hotmail.com.

TITCHFIELD: Community Centre, Mill St. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2, includes tea and biscuits.

EVENTS

BRIDGEMARY: Methodist Church, Prideaux-Brune Ave. 11.45am-2.30pm. Lunch Club. Enjoy a freshly cooked two-course meal with tea or coffee and an activity afterwards. £4. 01329 234 409.

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church, Hawthorn Crescent, 7.30-10pm. Havant Pitchpipers. Join this choir which performs at various events in the area. Seeking new members of any age or ability. pitchpipers.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Methodist Church Hall, Kings Rd. 7.30pm. Solent Sounds Ladies Chorus rehearsal. Try some a capella singing with the chorus. First four weeks free, £1 per week after. 01489 891832 / solentsoundschorus.org.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant. 7.30-9.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir rehearsal. Seeking new members. (023) 9245 3634 / solentmalevoicechoir.org.

PORTCHESTER: Community Centre, Westlands Grove. 1.30-3.30pm. Variety Club. £2, includes refreshments.

EXHIBITIONS

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 10am-5.30pm. Lost in Time. See today.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10am-4pm. The Spirit of ’67: Portsmouth’s Summer of Love and its Legacy. See today.

WALKS & TALKS

BUCKLAND: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Rd. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore group walk with views of Portchester Castle. (023) 9268 8390.

EASTNEY: Meet at Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 1pm. Short park-to-park walk. Take a slow stroll to the café at Milton Community Centre. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime group walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. (023) 9268 8390.

WEDNESDAY

COFFEE

BAFFINS: 54th Portsmouth Scout Group, Scout Headquarters, Paignton Ave. 10am. Coffee morning. Bric-a-brac, books, clothing and more.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square. 10am-12pm. Macmillan Coffee Morning. A coffee morning for anyone affected by cancer.

SOUTHSEA: The Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Rd. 2-4pm. The Natterjacks. Enjoy a cup of tea and meet new people. (023) 9268 8390.

DANCING

CROFTON: Community Centre, Stubbington Ln. 7-8pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. 07979 800 299.

FAREHAM: Fareham Academy, St Anne’s Grove. 7.30-9.30pm. Line Dancing beginners class.01329 315641 / 07710 491511 / urbanlinedance.co.uk.

SARISBURY GREEN: Community Centre, The Green. 8-10pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. Singles welcome. £2.50, includes tea and biscuits. 01489 573114.

WALLINGTON: Village Hall. 8.30-10pm. Ballroom and Latin social practice night. £6, includes tea/coffee. 07505 191 596 / dancerevival.co.uk.

EVENTS

CATHERINGTON: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Horndean Camera Club meeting.Activities include guest speakers, competitions, and home evenings where members show their photography skills. horndeancameraclub.org.uk.

COSHAM: Library, Spur Rd. 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the Museum. A group for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote undrstanding about life in the services, and life for civilians during times of conflict. (023) 9284 1762 / iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

WIDLEY: Christchurch Hall, London Rd. 7.45pm. Solent City Chorus. Looking for male members. 07796 136487 / singingportsmouth.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, North Pallant. 10am-5pm. Paula Rego: The Sketchbooks. A rare opportunity to see the preparatory drawings for Dame Paula’s paintings. 01243 774557 / pallant.org.uk.

PORTCHESTER: Library, West St. 9.30am-5pm. Oil paintings by Richard Ashworth. Free.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, High St. 12-5pm. Never ever, ever After – First Editions. See today.

FIREWORKS

COSHAM: Georve V Playing Fields, Northern Road. 7.30pm. Cosham fireworks display. Car parking available at Lakeside 1000.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent. 8-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz CLub presents Ken Grenfell’s Giants of Jazz. £10, members £7. (023) 9269 3988 / gosportjazz.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Rd. 8pm. Broadside Folk Club. Acoustic singaround in turn format. Piano available.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Rd. 8pm. Marmozets. British alt-rock band bring their incendiary live show back to Southsea, with support from Queen Zee and The Sasstones. £12. wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.

STAGE

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 1.45 / 7.30pm. Jane Eyre: An Autobiography. A one-woman play told through Jane’s eyes, starring Rebecca Vaughan. (023) 9247 2700 / thespring.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

COPNOR: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Rd. 10.30am. Baffins Pond / Milton Foreshore group walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond, long walk to Milton foreshore. (023) 9268 8390.

cosham: Meet at King George V playing fields car park, Northern Rd. 2pm. Route around Hilsea Lido and Wakeboarding Park. (023) 9268 8390

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Group walk with views of the Spinnaker Tower. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Cafe, St Helen’s Parade. 10.30am. Canoe Lake / Southsea seafront group walk. (023) 9268 8390.

WORKSHOPS

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-12pm. Mini Makers. A world of colour and creativity with stories and craft activities for children aged five and below with their parents or carers. £3. (023) 9277 8080 / aspex.org.uk.

THURSDAY

CLASSES

BUCKLAND: Community Centre, Malins Rd. New Beginners Yoga Class. Suitable for all ages and abilities. £3.50. 07766 753 638.

COFFEE

BRIDGEMARY: Methodist Church, Prideaux-Brune Ave. 12.45-3pm. Afternoon Club. Enjoy a light lunch and tea and cakes with entertainment and activities. £3. 01329 234 409.

NORTH END: The Learning Place, Derby Rd. 10am-12pm. North End Allsorts. Come along for a chat and a cup of tea and meet new people. (023) 9268 8390.

DANCING

ALVERSTOKE: Alverbank Hotel. 8-11pm. Salsa class. Beginners’ and improvers’ lessons with Salsa Synergy UK. £6. 07979 800 299.

CROFTON: Community Centre, Stubbington Ln. 9.30-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. 07979 800 299.

EASTNEY: Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 4.15-6.15pm. Abstract Dance and Performing Arts. Street and commercial dance for children aged five to 11 years. 07708 720 711 / AbstractDPA.com.

STUBBINGTON: Methodist Church Hall, Mays Ln. 9.30am-12.30pm. Line Dancing combined class. 01329 315641 / 07710 491511 / urbanlinedance.co.uk.

WATERLOOVILLE: St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Padnell Rd. 7-8pm. Ballroom and Latin beginners class. 07505 191 596 / dancerevival.co.uk.

EVENTS

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Rd. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. A fresh, homemade two-course lunch, tea and coffee, raffle ticket and a game of bingo or entertainment. £5. (023) 9261 7890.

COSHAM: Library, Spur Rd. 2-4pm. Relax with colouring. For adults. Beat stress and aid relaxation. All materials provided. (023) 9268 8259.

FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Pl. 10.30am-12pm. Singing for Wellbeing. A fun, easy singing session for people aged 60 and above. £3. (023) 9278 0500.

FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Pl. 2-4pm. Friendship Club for the over-60s. £3. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTCHESTER: Community Centre. 9.30-11am. Teeny Tots Freeflow Play Session. £2.50 per family, includes refreshments.

SOUTHSEA: St James’ Church Hall, Milton Rd. 11am. Singercise. A seated fun activity session to music for older and disabled people to help improve fitness. Tea and chat after. £2.50. 07754 528 814.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, North Pallant. 10am-8pm. Paula Rego: The Sketchbooks. See Wednesday.

PORTCHESTER: Library, West St. 9.30am-5pm. Oil paintings by Richard Ashworth. Free.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, High St. 12-5pm. Never ever, ever After – First Editions. See today.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. In Between (15). Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture. no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Rd. 7pm-12am. Broken-mic night hosted by Jay Groovara. Bands need to book in advance. (023) 9282 0896 / rmatavern.co.uk.

MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Baptist Church Hall, North St. 10am-11.30am. Emsworth Country Market. With cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments available.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, St George’s Walk. 9.30-11.30am. St George’s Market. With home-produced crafts, jewellery, cards, cakes, plants, preserves, honey and eggs.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Rd. 7.30pm. The Hollow. Fareham Musical Society presents a play by Agatha Christie. 01329 231942.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent St. 10am-12pm. Company of Elders. Discover your love for the theatre with this drama group for people aged 60 and above. (023) 9283 8370.

TOURS

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent St. 1pm / 2.30pm. Theatre Tours. £5. groundlings.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

HILSEA: Meet in Scott Road car park, off Military Rd. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines group walk. Uneven footpaths take you around Foxes Forest where there is an abundance of wildlife. (023) 9268 8390.

HILSEA: Meet at the Mountbatten Centre entrance of Alexandra Park. 6.30pm. Group walk. Flat, paved circular route follows the shore line up to Hilsea Lido and back. (023) 9284 8390.

FARLINGTON: St Andrew’s Church Hall. 7.30pm. Farlington & District Garden Club meeting, includes a talk by local gardening expert Brian Kidd.

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