What’s on from Friday, January 29 – Thursday, February 4, 2016

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Today

EVENTS
FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 11.15am-12.30pm. Table tennis. Every Friday.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Malt Whisky with a touch of a Burns Night. An opportunity to taste, drink and learn about a range of malt whiskies from Scotland with David Taylor. Plus, savour a little of a Burns Supper, and wash it down with more malt samples. Over 18’s only. Tickets £12. Call (023) 9252 3463 to book.

MILTON: Beddow Library, Milton Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Milton Social Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

PAULSGROVE: Paulsgrove Community Centre, Marsden Road. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Paulsgrove friendship club. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information. 
PORTSMOUTH: Blackwell’s Book Shop, University of Portsmouth, Cambridge Road, PO1 2EF. 3pm-4.30pm. Book signing. Local author Derek Nudd will be signing copies of his book, Armageddon Fed Up With This – A Gunner’s Tale.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, PO1 3LA. 10.30am-12pm (5 and under) & 1pm-2pm (birth to crawling). Cabin Club. A fun and interactive session for young visitors. with storytelling, arts and crafts, singing and gallery exploration. Book in advance, £1 per child. Call (023) 9272 7587 or e-mail families@nmrn.org.uk.
EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. Selected works from the Gallery’s latest 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. The collection includes late etchings by Picasso, a number of etchings, drawings and watercolours spanning the career of Graham Sutherland, and notable works by Victor Pasmore, Alan Reynolds, Suzanne Valadon and Gerald Leslie Brockhurst. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

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. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

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

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: 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, clips and images. With interactives for kids. Free admission. Call (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk for more information.

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 7053 for more information.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm until late. Sounds of the 80s. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk.
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
CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 5.30pm. Hetty Feather. By Jacqueline Wilson. Adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves. The tale of plucky Hetty Feather is brought to life on stage in this Olivier Award-nominated production. Hetty Feather is a terrific adventure story and suitable for the whole family. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. Waterloo – The Best of Abba. This tribute show looks back at the sensational rise to stardom of Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny and Anni-Frid and gives fans the opportunity to experience the thrill of a live Abba show. Call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 7.30pm. Robinson Crusoe. A pantomime by Ros Lee. Call 01329 661143 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS
FARLINGTON: Meet in second car park at Farlington Marshes. 10.30am. Farlington Marshes walk. Sturdy shoes for this walk across farmland and exposed open footpaths around the marshes. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.
GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 10am-11am. Hot Topic! Life of a Dockyard ‘Matey’. This month’s guest speaker is Rob Clark, who will talk about memories of working in Portsmouth Dockyard between 1934-1974. Have a cup of tea or coffee for 20p.

Free – no need to book. Call (023) 9252 4608 for more information.

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. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
WORKSHOPS
GOSPORT: Square Pegs, Crown House, 84 North Street, PO12 1DJ. 10am-11.30am. Basic hand stitching workshop. With Shazbaz designs. Donations of £5 are requested to cover costs of materials. All ages welcome, limited spaces.

Tomorrow
CONCERTS
WINCHESTER: Winchester Cathedral, Cathedral Office, 9 The Close. 7.30pm. Hampshire and Germany in harmony to celebrate peace. A concert celebrating peace and commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Young musicians from Hampshire and Giessen in Germany will be brough together. Tickets cost £10 (£5 concessions), plus a 75p ticket booking fee and can be purchased online from winchester-cathedral.org.uk.
DANCING
PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, PO3 5XT. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Social dance evening. 50/50 ballroom, latin and sequence dancing. All abilities welcome. £4. Take your own drinks. Refreshments will be served in the interval. Large car park. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk for more information. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Paintings by Michael Taylor and June Cousin. Free entry. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information. Please note a shortage of volunteers means weekends are not always open.

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. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. 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. Blues Issue. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. The Neaps. Pop/rock covers. Call (023) 9282 1658.
STAGE
CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 1.30pm & 5.30pm. Hetty Feather. By Jacqueline Wilson. Adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves. The tale of plucky Hetty Feather is brought to life on stage in this Olivier Award-nominated production. Hetty Feather is a terrific adventure story and suitable for the whole family. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 11.30am & 2pm. The Boy Who Bit Picasso. Untied Artists present The Boy Who Bit Picasso, an interactive theatre show for everyone aged four and up. With storytelling, music and chances to make your own art. Tickets £8. Family of four £28. Visit thespring.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Horndean Junior School, Five Heads Road, Horndean PO8 9NW. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Aladdin and the Princesses’ Ball. A family pantomime by Ian Clark. Call (023) 9225 3558.
STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 2pm & 7.30pm. Robinson Crusoe. A pantomime by Ros Lee. Call 01329 661143 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS
BEDHAMPTON: Bedhampton Social Hall, 21 Bedhampton Road, PO9 3ES. 10.30am. Alternative therapies and excercise techniques. By guest speaker/demonstrator Malcolm Calvert. Presented by the South East Hants Tinnitus Support Group. Call Ann Hudson on 01243 786135 for more information. 
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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9284 1762.
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 10.30am-12pm. Kraft4Kids. An informal drop-in craft session, where children of all ages can use their imaginations to make whatever they want. Materials with idea sheets are provided to help you and your child‭create, learn and have fun.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Call (023) 9224 9065 or visit thespring.co.uk.

sunday
CONCERTS
PORTSMOUTH: The Salvation Army, Albert Road. 6pm. Sunday Night Live. With the Portmsouth Grammar Senior School Band, the Southsea Salvation Army Band and Songsters. All welcome. 
EVENTS
PORTSMOUTH: St. James’ Church, Milton, PO4 8PG. 9.30am. Parish Mass followed by the launch of the Centenary History Book. Written by Peter Hart.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Paintings by Michael Taylor and June Cousin. See ‘Tomorrow’ 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. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. 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
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. 8pm. AlleyCats. Open-mic night. Call (023) 9282 1658.
STAGE
CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 11am & 3.30pm. Hetty Feather. By Jacqueline Wilson. Adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves. The tale of plucky Hetty Feather is brought to life on stage in this Olivier Award-nominated production. Hetty Feather is a terrific adventure story and suitable for the whole family. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.

HORNDEAN: Horndean Junior School, Five Heads Road, Horndean PO8 9NW. 2.30pm. Aladdin and the Princesses’ Ball. A family pantomime by Ian Clark. Call (023) 9225 3558.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 2pm & 7.30pm. Robinson Crusoe. A pantomime by Ros Lee. Call 01329 661143 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

MILTON: Meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton foreshore. A brisk walk over the uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

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 or 07722 040483 for more information. 
STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Dancin’ Fit. If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit and healthy, go along to Dancin’ Fit to make 2016 your year. £4. Call 07979 800299.
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. Call (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Craft Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road, PO8 8DB. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Crafty Needles Club. Bring your own craft work and join in with making a special project. All are welcome. £2.50 per session. Tea cakes provided. Call Carole on (023) 9261 5916.

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 for more information. 
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Michael Taylor and June Cousin. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.
GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. See ‘Today’ for full details.

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

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. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to pier walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

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

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. If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit and healthy, go along to Dancin’ Fit to make 2016 your year. £4. Call 07979 800299.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2 including tea and biscuits. 
EVENTS 
FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 1pm-3pm. Variety club. Every Tuesday.

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. Visit smvc.co.uk or call (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. Beginners are welcome, but some knowledge and experience of bridge is necessary. No need to bring a partner. Call Angela and Nigel Peake on 01243 372718 or email angela.nigel.peake@gmail.com for more information.

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 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, PO1 2HH. 6pm. Eucharist for Candlemas. A service remembering the presentation of Christ in the Temple and bringing the Christmas celebrations to a close. Call (023) 9282 3300.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, PO1 2HH. 7pm. 21st Annual Joint Muslim Christian Evening. An evening of friendship, music, prayer and food. Visitors can participate in an art activity based on the cathedral’s annual theme of faiths connected. All welcome. Call (023) 9282 3300.

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 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

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 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 7pm. Auckland Superdoodlez! Crafty colouring, doodling, glasspainting, origami and things with glitter. Call (023) 9278 0860.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Michael Taylor and June Cousin. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.
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. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. See ‘Today’ for full details. 
GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. 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.

WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Lord Cochrane – the real life master and commander. David Pepper presents Great Britain’s own Sea Wolf, Lord Cochrane and his story as the country’s greatest maritime hero and a liberator of Chile, Peru and Brazil. Tickets £3. Call (023) 9250 3280.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Meet in Elmore car park, Marine Parade East, PO13 9BW. 10am. Lee-on-the-Solent Heritage Historic Waterfront Walk. A walk and talk lasting around 90 minutes. Call Ray Harding on (023) 9255 1706.

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. 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. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 7pm-9pm. Valentines card and wrapping paper. £15. Call (023) 9282 2026, e-mail info@makersmerchant.com or visit makersmerchant.com.


wednesday
CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: St Luke’s Church Hall, PO5 2PL. 7.30pm-9pm. Martial arts. Kung fu. First lesson is free. Call 07813 006569 for more information.

COFFEE

PORTSMOUTH: Scout Headquarters, Paignton Avenue, Baffins. 10am. 54th Portsmouth Scout Group monthly coffee morning. With bric-a-brac, books, clothing and more.

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: The Fat Fox, Albert Road. 8pm-10.30pm. Fat Fox comedy night. With five acts including opener Cally Beaton and headliner Stephen Deplacito. 
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. If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit and healthy, go along to Dancin’ Fit to make 2016 your year. £4. Call 07979 800299.
EVENTS
FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 2pm-4pm. Whist (cards). Every Tuesday.

PORTSMOUTH: St. Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 12pm. Mass and charity lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch, the money raised will be used to support a charity.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, PO2 7BB. 7.30pm. Mediumship and healing demonstration. £5 per person. Call (023) 9269 3169 or e-mail newsdesk@jcpf.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 1pm & 8.30pm. Ukelele session at 1pm and Big Fat Auckland Quiz at 8.30pm. Call (023) 9278 0860.

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 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Michael Taylor and June Cousin. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.
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. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. See ‘Today’ for full details. 
GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. 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
FAREHAM: Park Gate Royal British Legion, 366 Brook Lane, Sarisbury Green SO31 7DP. 8pm-10.30pm. The Clive New Big Band. Admission free. Call (023) 9269 3988 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, Gosport, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Colin Kingwell’s Jazz Giants. Members £8, guests £10. Booking advisable. Call (023) 9269 3988 or visit gosportjazz.hampshire.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
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 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at King George V Playing Fields car park, Northern Road. 2pm. Lakeside North Harbour Walk. A walk around the lake. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond, long walk to Milton foreshore. Ideal for buggies or wheelchairs New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

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. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am-12pm. Mini makers. A world of colour and creativity for those aged five and below. Led by trained arts professionals, 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. Group dances and more. £6. Call 07979 800299.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit and healthy, go along to Dancin’ Fit to make 2016 your year. £4. 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
COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. A fresh homemade lunch and dessert, followed by entertainment afterwards, which can include bingo, a quiz or a guest speaker. Admission £3.95. Call (023) 9261 7890 for more information.

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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 6pm-7.30pm. Harry Potter night. Calling all witches, wizards and muggles for a night of fun and games. Make a wand, find out your Harry Potter name, try some Butter Beer and lots more. Tickets are £3. Call (023) 9252 3463.

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 or email iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12pm. Chat and tea club. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. 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.

WATERLOOVILLE: Anders Hall, off Milton Road, PO7 6AW. 7.30pm. Natter night and social evening. Horndean & District Amateur Radio Club. Visitors always welcome. Visit hdarc.co.uk.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by Michael Taylor and June Cousin. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Collected through Love: The Michael Woodford Bequest. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. 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. 
FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Film Society, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ. 7pm. The Imitation Game. During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code. Being shown as part of Portsmouth’s Pride 2nd LGBT Film Festival 2016. The screening will be preceded by a reception at 6.30pm, With an introduction by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth. Visit portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GARDENS

FARLINGTON: St Andrew’s Church Hall, Havant Road. 7.30pm. Gardening club meeting. Brian Kidd will give a demonstration on ‘looking forward to spring’. Members 50p. Non-members £1.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm. Play @ The RMA. Hosted by Nick Courtney. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8.30pm. Marvellously Magnificent Mickey & Grace. Call (023) 9278 0860 for more information. 
MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Baptist Church Hall, North Street, PO10 7BY. 10am-11.30pm. Emsworth Country Market. With cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments available.
WORKSHOPS
GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 3.30pm-4.30pm. Krafty Kids – Mardi Gras. Make hats, masks and streamers to celebrate Mardi Gras. Parents/carers must remain in the library during activities. 50p per child. Suitable for ages five to 10. No need to book but places are limited. Call (023) 9252 4608.

PORTSMOUTH: The Makers’ Merchant, 1 Cornwall Road. 7pm-9pm. Valentines nail and thread art. £15. Call (023) 9282 2026 or visit makersmerchant.com.