What’s on from Friday, February 12 – Thursday, February 18, 2016

Experience life in a Victorian school room between Monday and Thursday.
Experience life in a Victorian school room between Monday and Thursday.
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today

EVENTS
FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 11.15am-12.30pm. Table tennis. Every Friday.
EXHIBITIONS 
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. David Jones (1895-1974) was a painter, engraver, poet and maker of inscriptions. This exhibition displays some 80 works from throughout Jones’s life. Visit pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. A significant group of prints, drawings and books from unlikely collector Michael Woodford, a former rubbish collector and school caretaker with a passion for art. Visit pallant.org.uk. 
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Interventions. BA (Hons) Fine Art students from Northbrook College have created a series of imaginative site-specific artworks in locations within Pallant House Gallery’s Historic Townhouse. A booklet available at reception will guide visitors through the house and help them find the works of art. Visit pallant.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. Discover the most influential art movements to have shaped 20th century British modern art in a selection from Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Portsmouth Music Experience Exhibition. Music in Portsmouth since the 1950s: ‘Rock Shots, 50 years of Music Photography in Portsmouth’ – images from 12 local photographers and, ‘From Landport to Live Aid’ – local musician Spike Edney’s journey from Portsmouth to becoming the ‘5th member of Queen’ Free admission. Call (023) 9387 0200.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. From 1946 to today. Tracing the history of children’s television, bringing together seven decades of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise and more. Free admission. Visit portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, PO1 2HW. 11am-6pm. Dockies. The artworks in this exhibition by John Green are inspired by Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, as it was such a big part of his life. Part one of the two shows to be held showcasing John’s work. Call (023) 9229 705.

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

SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8.30pm. King Rollo. Blues. Call (023) 9278 0860.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. This Way Up. Blues/rock band. Call (023) 9282 1658.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Fox and Hounds, Stakes Hill Road, PO7 7BS. 8.30pm. Soul Flame. 
MARKETS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9am-12pm. Stubbington Country Market. With cakes, savouries, dairy and gluten free products, crafts, flowers, fruit and vegetables. Everything is home baked, hand crafted, or home grown. Free parking.
STAGE

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. Monty Python’s Spamalot. King Arthur is travelling around England recruiting his Knights of the Round Table. The quest brings him and his group to strange places and into the company of strange characters, challenging them to keep their heads on straight or die terribly weird deaths. By the Portsmouth Players. Ticket prices vary. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

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. Call (023) 9268 8390.

tomorrow

COFFEE

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 10.30am. Valentines coffee morning. A morning of refreshments and competitions to mark Valentines Day. Funds raised will be used to support the British Heart Foundation.
CONCERTS
PORTSMOUTH: The Salvation Army, Albert Road. 7pm. Two in One Concert. With Southampton Sholing Band, Southampton Sholing Songsters and more. All proceeds go to The Salvation Army’s Big Colletion for those in need. 
EVENTS
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. 2pm-4pm. Build@Church. A space for families to hear stories from the Bible, respond to them creatively using Lego® and Duplo® bricks, pray using the bricks and share tea, coffee, soft drinks and cake together. Visit farlingtonparish.co.uk/buildatchurch or call (023) 9275 4130.

HAYLING ISLAND: South Hayling United Reformed Church, Hollow Lane, PO11 9EY. 10am-1pm. Valentines shopping fair. Fundraising for Breast Cancer Now UK. Free entry.

PORTSMOUTH: Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Kids for a quid. Children can see the view from the tower for £1 this half-term. Until February 21. With a new children’s trail, where kids can discover facts about the tower as they complete an activity sheet by sourcing clues from the three view decks. One discounted child per full paying adult. Visit spinnakertower.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Bluereef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PB. 10am-5pm. Claws – Incredible Crustaceans at the Blue Reef Aquarium. Visitors to the aquarium will experience close encounters with crabs and lobsters from around the world. From cleaner shrimps and hermit crabs to giant lobsters, this event offers an insight into the incredible world of crustaceans. With talks, activities and a quiz throughout the day. Visit bluereefaquarium.co.uk/portsmouth.

SOUTHSEA: Horatia House, Meriden Road, Southsea PO5 4AN. 10am-4pm. Table top sale. Call 07784 799142.
EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. See ‘Today’ for full details. 
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Interventions. See ‘Today’ for full details. 
GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. See ‘Today’ for full details. 
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-2pm. The Portsmouth Music Experience Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details. 
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. See ‘Today’ for full details. 
PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, PO1 2HW. 11am-6pm. Dockies. See ‘Today’ for full details. 
GIGS
PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, The Square, GU32 3HJ. 9pm. Betty Blue Rockabilly and vintage rock ‘n’ roll.

PORTSMOUTH: The Park Tavern, Edinburgh Road. 9pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. The West Side Blues Band. Call (023) 9282 0896.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Free’s Company. Rock band, plus support. Call (023) 9282 1658.
STAGE
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Monty Python’s Spamalot. See ‘Today’ for full details.
TOURS

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert,

PO5 2QJ. 10.30am. Theatre tour. Go behind the scenes and see the Kings Theatre as you’ve never seen it before.

You will be given access to parts of the building that the public don’t usually get to see plus an extensive history of the theatre. Tea and Coffee will be provided at the post tour chat. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays,

PO1 3TZ. 11am & 3pm. Historical tour of Gunwharf. In celebration of Gunwharf Quays’s 15th Birthday, Michael Underwood will be carrying out historical tours of the site, from when it started its life as a gun wharf, through to its role as HMS Vernon and up to the modern day. Tours are free and start from The Guest Relations Suite in Central Square. Visit gunwharf-quays.com/history.

WALKS & TALKS
HILSEA: Meet at the Blue Lagoon, London Road, PO2 9RP. 10.30am. Hilsea Lido walk. Follow the shoreline path down to Alexander Park and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9284 1762.
PORTSMOUTH: Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club, 17 Pembroke Road, PO1 2NT. 2pm. Portsmouth in the Great War. By Sarah Quail. Presented by the Society for Nautical Research (South). Call (023) 9283 1461.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 11am-3pm. Valentines cupakes. Make your own. £25. Call (023) 9282 2026.

sunday

EVENTS
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 10am-4pm. Antique and collectors fair. £1.50. A variety of antiques and collectables including pottery, porcelain, gold and silver, glass, jewellery, Art Deco, and more. Call 07747 604541.

PORTSMOUTH: Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Kids for a quid. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

SOUTHSEA: Horatia House, Meriden Road, Southsea PO5 4AN. 10am-4pm. Table top sale. Call 07784 799142.

SOUTHSEA: Bluereef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PB. 10am-5pm. Claws – Incredible Crustaceans at the Blue Reef Aquarium. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.
EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. See ‘Today’ for full details.
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Interventions. See ‘Today’ for full details.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS
SOUTHAMPTON: Ice House, 180 Warren Avenue, SO16 6AA. 4pm-7pm. Soul Flame.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8pm-10.30pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. Call (023) 9278 0860.
TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays,

PO1 3TZ. 3pm. Historical tour of Gunwharf. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

monday

CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: St Swithun’s Church Hall, PO5 2PL. 6pm-8.30pm. Martial arts. Tai Chi 6-7pm and Kung Fu 7-8.30pm. First lesson free. Call 078130 06569.
DANCING
GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2.50 including tea and biscuits. 
SOUTHSEA: Baptist Church Hall, Devonshire Avenue, PO4 9ED. Ballroom and latin dance classes with Instep Dance Club. Beginners 7.30pm-8.30pm, free practice session 8.30pm-8.45pm and improvers 8.45pm-9.30pm. £5 per session or £6 for two sessions per person/evening. Call (023) 9264 9991.
STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299.
EVENTS
CHICHESTER: Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, PO19 3QR. 10am-4pm. Half-term activities. Taste Roman food, make a Roman oil lamp, have a go at weaving, make Roman bread, dress in Roman costume and more. Visitors can also access the rest of the museum, walk around the replanted formal garden and see the largest collection of early mosaic floors north of Rome. Activities are included in the normal admission price. Call 01243 785859 or visit sussexpast.co.uk.
COPNOR: North End Baptist Church, Powerscourt Road. 10am-12pm. Copnor Coffee Club. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call (023) 9268 8705.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Craft Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call (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 with making a special project. £2.50. Call Carole on (023) 9261 5916.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-3pm. Crafts and indoor games. Traditional Victorian games for all the family to enjoy plus make and take craft activities. £2 per child. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm. Victorian school room. Have a go at writing with chalk on slates and learn about the British Empire during Queen Victoria’s reign. £3.50 per child. Includes an activity trail to help you explore the fort after class.

All activities are suitable for children aged three to 12. Children must be accompanied by an adult (free). Tickets are available from the Visitor Centre in advance, or you can pay on the door (subject to availability). Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am-12.45pm or 4pm-8pm. Spiritual Healing Clinic. No appointment necessary. Free, donations are greatfully received. Call (023) 9269 3169.

PORTSMOUTH: Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Kids for a quid. see ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

SOUTHSEA: Bluereef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PB. 10am-5pm. Claws – Incredible Crustaceans at the Blue Reef Aquarium. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.
EXHIBITIONS
GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Portsmouth Music Experience Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS
SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8pm. Pompey Pluckers uke session. Call (023) 9278 0860.
TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays,

PO1 3TZ. 11am & 2pm. Historical tour of Gunwharf. see ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS
EMSWORTH: Mountford Rooms, Emsworth Community Centre, North

Street, PO10 7DD. 7.30pm. Fishermania. An illustrated talk. Bob France will tell the story of Kitty Fisher, a ‘superstar’ of 1760s London and the events behind the innocent sounding nursery rhyme ‘Lucy Locket lost her pocket, Kitty Fisher found it’. Tickets available on the door. Emsworth Maritime and Historical Trust members £2, non-members £3. Call 01243 378091 or visit emsworthmuseum.org.uk for more information.

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

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

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, Memorial where the buses terminate. 1pm. Short Canoe Lake walk. Slow short walk of 30 minutes. Call (023) 9268 8390.

tuesday

DANCING
FAREHAM: Fareham Academy, St Annes Grove, PO14 1JJ. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Ballroom and Latin beginners’ dance class. Tickets £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk for more information.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Community Centre, 51 Twyford Drive, PO13 8JU. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2 including tea and biscuits.
EVENTS
CHICHESTER: Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, PO19 3QR. 10am-4pm. Half-term activities. See ‘Monday’ for full details.

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 1pm-3pm. Variety club. Every Tuesday.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-3pm. Crafts and indoor games. See ‘Monday’ for full details.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm. Victorian school room. See ‘Monday’ for full details.

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Parish Centre, Alverstoke. 10am-12pm. Stokes Bay WI will be entertained by The Strummers, (ukulele band), as well as donating items for a food bank. E-mail stokes.bay.wi@gmail.com.

HAVANT: Saint Faiths Church Hall, The Pallant, PO9 1PP. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Seeking new members. Go along and sit in one of the rehearsal evenings. For more details visit smvc.co.uk or contact McAndrew on (023) 9222 1531 or 07736 877506.

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, PO9 2RS. 7pm. Bridge Players Wanted. Bridge club needing new members. Meet every Tuesday evening. No need to bring a partner. Call Angela and Nigel Peake on 01243 372718.

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. Call (023) 9268 8705.
PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at The Folly, 10-12 College Street, GU31 4AD. 7.30pm. Petersfield Write Angle. Guest poet Dominic Berry plus open-mic poetry and music. Admission £5. Visit petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Hub, Tysley Road, Somerstown. 10am-12pm. Pompey Kurlers. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. Call (023) 9268 8705.

PORTSMOUTH: Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Kids for a quid. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse Pub, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. Call (023) 9268 8705.

SOUTHSEA: Bluereef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PB. 10am-5pm. Claws – Incredible Crustaceans at the Blue Reef Aquarium. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details. 
EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Interventions. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Portsmouth Music Experience Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, PO1 2HW. 11am-6pm. Dockies. See ‘Today’ for full details.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays,

PO1 3TZ. 11am. Historical tour of Gunwharf. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: The Scout Hut, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.30pm-9.30pm.

Hampshire Genealogical Society meeting. Gosport Group. All welcome. Free for the first three visits. Call Marilyn on (023) 9258 5194.

PORTSMOUTH: Railman’s Social Club, Selbourne Terrace. 7.30pm. Peter Keat, Railways in Wartime. Presented by the Mid Hants Railway Preservation Society – Portsmouth Regional Group. Admission is by a donation of £2, used to fund the Watercress Line. All welcome. Call Dave Meyer on (023) 9267 1251.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. Call (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. Call (023) 9268 8390.
WORKSHOPS
GOSPORT: Gallery @ Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10.30am-12.30pm or 1.30pm-3.30pm. Fabulous faces. Family workshop for half-term led by a professional artist. Create your own portrait or self-portrait. Tickets £4 per child. Call (023) 9252 3463.

wednesday

CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: St Luke’s Church Hall, PO5 2PL. 7.30pm-9pm. Martial arts. Kung fu. First lesson is free. Call 07813 006569.
DANCING
FAREHAM: Sarisbury Green Community Centre, The Green, SO31 7AA. 8pm-10pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. Singles welcome. No experience necessary. Ample parking. Bar available. Admission £2.50, includes tea and biscuits. Call 01489 573114.

SOUTHSEA: The Royal Beach Hotel. 1pm-4pm. Social dancing. Admission £4.50. Call (023) 9273 1281.
STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 7pm-8pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299.
EVENTS
COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm. Skittles. 55 Club meeting. For those aged 55 and over. If you’d like to spend your Wednesday evenings socialising, go along. Drinks can be purchased at the bar. New members are welcome.

CHICHESTER: Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, PO19 3QR. 10am-4pm. Half-term activities. See ‘Monday’ for full details.

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 2pm-4pm. Whist (cards). Every Wednesday.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-3pm. Crafts and indoor games. See ‘Monday’ for full details.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm. Victorian school room. See ‘Monday’ for full details.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-12.30pm. Community table top and craft sale. Admission free. Tea/coffee/biscuits 50p. Call Ray on (023) 9255 1706.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 12pm. Mass and charity lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal.

PORTSMOUTH: Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Kids for a quid. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

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. Call (023) 9268 8705.

SOUTHSEA: Bluereef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PB. 10am-5pm. Claws – Incredible Crustaceans at the Blue Reef Aquarium. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details. 
EXHIBITIONS
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Interventions. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Portsmouth Music Experience Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details. 
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, PO1 2HW. 11am-6pm. Dockies. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS
GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, Gosport, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Bob Dwyer’s Bix & Pieces. Members £8, guests £10. Booking advisable. Call (023) 9269 3988 or visit gosportjazz.hampshire.org.uk for more information.
STAGE
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Francis Avenue, PO4 0LX. 7.30pm. The Sleeping Beauty. Call 08454 676462.
TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays,

PO1 3TZ. 11am. Historical tour of Gunwharf. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS
PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. Chichester Festival Theatre. Lucy Brett will take visitors through the doors of Chichester Festival Theatre and tell them about its history and recent rebuild. Presented by Petersfield U3A. Admission £2.50.

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. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Lecture Theatre 1, Richmond Building, University of Portsmouth, Portland Street, PO1 3DE. 7pm. Landing on a Comet. By Monica Grady, Open University. Joint lecture with the Institiute of Physics South Central Branch. Visitors welcome for a donation of £1.50. Just turn up. Visit port.ac.uk/physsoc.

SOUTHSEA: 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. Call (023) 9268 8390.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-12pm. Mini makers. Colour and creativity for those aged five and below. Each session starts with a story, before the children, along with their parents and guardians are invited to try their hand at a range of arts activities. £3 per child. Turn up on the day.

thursday

DANCING
GOSPORT: Alverbank Hotel, Alverstoke. 8pm-11pm. Salsa Class. Beginners’ and improvers’ lessons. Fun and entertainment with Salsa Synergy UK. £6. Call 07979 800299.
WATERLOOVILLE: St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Padnell Road, PO8 8DZ. 7pm-8pm & 8pm-9pm. Ballroom and Latin beginners’ dance class. Tickets £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk.
EVENTS
CHICHESTER: Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, PO19 3QR. 10am-4pm. Half-term activities. See ‘Monday’ for full details.

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. A fresh homemade lunch and dessert. Admission £3.95. Call (023) 9261 7890.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road, PO6 3EB. 2pm-4pm. Relax with Colouring. For adults. Beat stress and aid relaxation. Drop-in, all materials are provided. Call (023) 9268 8259.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-3pm. Crafts and indoor games. See ‘Monday’ for full details.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 11am, 12pm, 2pm & 3pm. Victorian school room. See ‘Monday’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.15pm-10pm. Healer training evening clinic. Practical and hands-on session. Watch or be a patient. Call Tony on 07989 534673 and he will advise you when to arrive. £6 per session.

PORTSMOUTH: Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Kids for a quid. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12pm. Chat and tea club. A group for those aged 50 and over.Call (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: St. James’ Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singercise. Seated fun activity session to music for older and disabled people to help improve fitness. Tea and chat after. Admission £2.50. Call 07754 528814.

SOUTHSEA: 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. Call (023) 9284 1762.

WATERLOOVILLE: Anders Hall, off Milton Road, PO7 6AW. 7.30pm. National Coastwatch Institution - Peter Buckley. Horndean & District Amateur Radio Club. Visitors always welcome. Visit hdarc.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Bluereef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PB. 10am-5pm. Claws – Incredible Crustaceans at the Blue Reef Aquarium. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

EXHIBITIONS
GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Portsmouth Music Experience Exhibition. See ‘Today’ for full details. 
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, PO1 2HW. 11am-6pm. Dockies. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm. Play @ The RMA. Hosted by Nick Courtney. Call (023) 9282 0896.

SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8.30pm. Auckland Diva Karen Barnett. Call (023) 9278 0860.
MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Baptist Church Hall, North Street, PO10 7BY. 10am-11.30pm. Emsworth Country Market. 
STAGE
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Francis Avenue, PO4 0LX. 7.30pm. The Sleeping Beauty. Call 08454 676462.
TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays,

PO1 3TZ. 11am. Historical tour of Gunwharf. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Reflections. This talk reflects on the changing situation and the contribution made by women in supporting the war effort. Accompanied by popular music of the period. Tickets £3. Call (023) 9252 3463. 
WORKSHOPS
GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 3.30pm-4.30pm. Krafty Kids. Make a card and a surprise present for your mum on Mother’s Day. 50p per child. Ages five to 10. Call (023) 9252 4608.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 11am, 12.45pm & 2.30pm. Craftshop Workshops with Lloyd Warbey. Presenter of Art Attack. For ages four to 11. £10 per child. E-mail craftshopworkshops@yahoo.com.

FAREHAM: United Reform Church, Osborne Road South. 7.30pm. The famous and the infamous characters associated with Portsmouth. A talk by Madeleine Salvetti, former history teacher and blue badge guide. Admission £2.