Charles Dickens club to meet in Portsmouth

Dancing Chinese lions, drummers and a Chinese dragon from the UK Shaolin Temple parade through the shopping area of Gunwarf Quays, and provide a demonstration 'Kung Fu' skills

PICTURE: Duncan Shepherd

IN PICTURES: Gunwharf Quays’ Chinese New Year celebrations

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THE Birthplace branch of the Dickens Fellowship’s next meeting takes place at 2.30pm on January 10 in St Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea.

It will include a talk by Professor Tony Pointon, giving an introduction to the group’s book for the year The Pickwick Papers.