What’s on from Friday, November 25 – Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas lights are being switched on in Gosport and in Fareham this weekend
Christmas lights are being switched on in Gosport and in Fareham this weekend

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TODAY

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Ballroom and sequence dancing. Lunches are available from 12pm. Bar. Admission is £3. Call (023) 92425331.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Volunteers wanted.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. A major exhibition exploring how modern British artists drew on classical myth and ideals in a ‘return to order’ following the First World War. Call 01243 774 557 or visit pallant.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Portchester Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Art exhibition featuring work by Maureen and Terry Flynn.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 9am-7pm. Not Only The Trenches. In 1916 Britain was not only fighting in the trenches of the Western Front, Gosport men were also in Iraq protecting our oil supplies, and the Royal Flying School at Grange airfield was sending trained pilots to the battlefields of France. Many lives were lost, among them over 200 from Gosport. They are remembered in this display.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. A fashion exhibition exploring the origins and versatility of denim from its workwear heritage, to becoming the fabric of our everyday lives. MARKETS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9am-12pm. Stubbington Country Market.

STAGE

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road. 7.30pm. Treasure Island. By Richard Lloyd. Tickets are £7 or £3 for children aged 12 and under. They are available on the door or can be reserved by phoning (023) 9278 5800. Visit horndeanamdram.com for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square. 10.30am. A History of the University of Portsmouth. With an introduction to the University Archive. A talk by Anna Delaney. Places are limited and need to be booked in advance. Call (023) 9268 8046.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront group walk. Along the pier. Suitable for all. Call (023) 9268 8390.

TOMORROW

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, PO3 5XT. 7.30pm –10.30pm. 50/50 Ballroom, Latin American and sequence dancing. All standards are welcome. Admission is £4. There’s no bar but you can take your own drinks. Refreshments will be served in the interval. Ample car parking. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzamatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

DENMEAD: All Saints Church. 10am-12.30pm. Christmas bazaar. With stalls, Santa’s grotto and refreshments.

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Haslar Road. 10am-1pm. Christmas fair.

GOSPORT: SEARCH, Local and Naval Studies Centre, Gosport Discovery Centre, PO12 1NS. 2pm-5pm. Gosport Christmas Lights Switch On. Explore the Christmas Past room sets, discover how many of the Christmas traditions began in the Victorian House and reminisce about the Christmas of your childhood in our Twentieth Century room. Just drop-in, no need to book. Free.

HAVANT: St Josephs RC Church Hall, 134 West Street, P09 1LP. 12pm-3pm.Christmas bazaar. With a grand draw, tombola, a bottle stall, Christmas gifts and crafts, a cake stall, toys, books, CDs, DVDs, cosmetics, jewellery, Father Christmas and more.

Proceeds will go to the Havant Passion Play and the Medaille Trust.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 10am. Christmas fair. A traditional fair with stalls, games, and a raffle.

PORTSMOUTH: The Salvation Army hall, Powerscourt Road. 10am. Christmas fair. With a variety of stalls, face painting, toys, stocking fillers, and other Christmas gifts. Plus, tea and coffee.

SOUTHSEA: Immanuel Baptist Church, 109 Victoria Road North. 11am-3pm. Autumn Fair and 
Family Fun Day. With games, 
crafts and activities for all the family, plus a bouncy castle and a dessert auction with cakes, pies and biscuits. Admission is free.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. See ‘Today’ for full details. Weekend opening is according to the availablity of volunteers.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. See ‘Today’ for full details.

FAREHAM: Portchester Library, West Street. 9.30am-1pm. Art exhibition featuring work by Maureen and Terry Flynn. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 9am-5pm. Not Only The Trenches. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The George and Dragon, Kingston Road. 8pm. Kenny Mayes. 50s and 60s music. Admission free, all welcome.

STAGE

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road. 7.30pm. Treasure Island. See ‘Today’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Blue Lagoon at Hilsea Lido. 10.30am. Group walk. Along the foreshore footpath to the Mountbatten Centre and back. Call (023) 9284 1762.

WORKSHOPS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 11am-12pm. Owl Babies Storytime Special. Make your own fluffy baby owl after the story. Suitable for children aged three to 10, who must be accompanied by an adult. Free, but places are limited.

SUNDAY

CONCERTS

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 6pm. Carols at the Kings. Featuring St John’s College Lower School Choir, Portsmouth High School Nursery Salvationist Musicians and more.

DANCING

PARK GATE: The Royal British Legion Club, 366 Brook Lane, Park Gate, SO31 7DP. 7.40pm-10.40pm. Country & Western dance. Every Sunday evening. All welcome. RBL members £5, non-members £6.50. Bar and a raffle. Call 01329 519 765.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: West Street. 1pm. Festive Fun in Fareham. There will be a stage in West Street hosted by Breeze 107, where acts including The Courtiers, Shenanigans and Marmalade Moonshine will perform. There will also be fun fair rides, food and drink stalls, a market, and the chance to meet costumed characters Snow White and Cinderella. The Christmas lights will be officially switched on at 4.45pm, and followed by a firework display.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 6.30pm. Candlelit Advent Service.

SWANWICK: Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane, SO31 7HB. 11am-4pm. Edwardian Worker’s Christmas at the Brickworks. With Father Christmas, children’s activities, craft and gift stalls, a Mecanno exhibition, live music and a small selection of classic vehicles. Admission is £2. Visit bursledonbrickworks.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. See ‘Today’ for full details. Weekend opening is according to the availablity of volunteers.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Broken-mic Sunday with Jay Groovara. Call (023) 9282 0896.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore group walk. A brisk walk through uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. Call (023) 9284 1762.

MONDAY

COFFEE

COPNOR: North End Baptist Church, Powerscourt Road. 10am-12pm. Copnor Coffee Club. 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.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wooton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. Sequence dancing old and new. Qualified leaders will teach some of the new dances. Tea, coffee and biscuits included. Admission is £3. Parking is available.

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

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road, PO11 0HB. 7pm-8pm. Ballroom and Latin absolute beginners class. Admission £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Baptist Church Hall, Devonshire Avenue, PO4 9ED. Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes with Instep Dance Club. Beginners from 7.30pm-8.30pm; free practice session from 8.30pm-8.45pm, and improvers from 8.45pm-9.30pm. Admission is £5 per session or £6 for two sessions per person/evening. Call 07722 040483.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Cosham Craft Group. 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.

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road, PO8 8DB. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Relax with art, colouring, knitting, embroidery and more. All ages welcome. Admission is £2.50. Call Carole on (023) 9261 5916.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 2pm-4pm. Relax with colouring. For adults. Beat stress and aid relaxation.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. See ‘Today’ for full details.

FAREHAM: Portchester Library, West Street. 9.30am-7pm. Art exhibition featuring work by Maureen and Terry Flynn. See ‘Today’ for full details. GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 9am-7pm. Not Only The Trenches. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. See ‘Today’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS

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

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

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

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, meet at the memorial where buses terminate their journeys. 1pm. Canoe Lake group walk. Slow short 30 minute walk. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.

WORKSHOPS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 6pm-9pm. Denim Sewing Workshop. Learn how to draw on old jeans or any denim clothing. Bring some old garments and you will be taught how to reuse and recycle this durable material. The cost is £15. Call (023) 9252 3463.

TUESDAY

COFFEE

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Catholic Church hall, South Place. 10am-1pm. Coffee, Cake and Lunch Tuesdays. In aid of Lee-on-the-Solent charities.

CONCERTS

HAVANT: United Reformed Church. 7.30pm. Cantemus Choir’s concert. Seasonal journey-themed music and readings. Tickets are £8 on the door or by calling (023) 9246 3531. Visit cantemus.havantmoonfrruit.co.uk.

DANCING

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 is £2, includes tea and biscuits.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Variety Club. Every Tuesday. Admission is £2, includes refreshments.

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, PO9 2RS. 7pm. Bridge club. Meets every Tuesday, needs new members. Beginners are welcome but some knowledge and experience of bridge is necessary. There’s no need to bring a partner. Call 01243 372 718.

HAVANT: Havant Methodist Church. 7.30pm-10pm. Spirit of the South. A-cappella chorus Spirit of the South rehearse every Tuesday evening. Call Joy on (023) 9264 1997 or Sandra on (023) 9245 1220.

HAVANT: Saint Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant, PO9 1PP. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir meeting. The choir are seeking new members. Go along and sit in a rehearsal evening, they take place every Tuesday. Call David (023) 9245 3634.

HILSEA: Howard Road Community Centre, Howard Road, off of Northern Parade. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hilsea Social Group. A chance to meet new people for those aged
 50 and over. Call (023) 9268 8705
 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse Pub, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. A chance to meet new people for those aged 50 and over. 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. Alresford Monday Painting Group. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 9am-7pm. Not Only The Trenches. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. See ‘Today’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore group walk. A walk with views of Portchester Castle. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime group walk. A brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.

WEDNESDAY

COFFEE

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Lane, PO14 4AB. 10am-12pm. Christmas coffee morning. Hosted by the Canine Partners – Fareham Support Group. Christmas crafts and gifts and Canine Partners dog demonstrations. Coffee and cake is £3. Call 01329 668 516 or visit caninepartners.org.uk.

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 is £2.50, includes tea and biscuits. Call 01489 573114.

SOUTHSEA: The Royal Beach Hotel. 1pm-4pm. Social dancing. All types. Music by Steve Kingsley. Call (023) 9273 1281.

EVENTS

CATHERINGTON: Catherington Village Hall. 7.30pm. Horndean Camera Club meeting. The camera club meet every Wednesday. Visit horndeancameraclub.org.uk.

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm. Bingo. 55 Social Club meeting. Membership to the club is open to anyone aged 55.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street. 7.30pm. Advent Reflections – Looking with Hope.

PURBROOK: Christchurch Hall, London Road, Widley, PO7 5AX. 7.45pm. Solent City Chorus. Looking for new male members to join the friendly singing group. Call 07796 136487, 07709 617348 or visit singinportsmouth.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks. A group for those aged 50 and over. Call (023) 9268 8705.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. See ‘Today’ for full details.

FAREHAM: Portchester Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Art exhibition featuring work by Maureen and

Terry Flynn. See ‘Today’ for full

details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, PO4 8JR. 8pm. Broadside Folk Club. Side function room. Acoustic, singaround in turn format. Piano available. All welcome.

WALKS & TALKS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Group walk. Take in the views of the Emirates Spinnaker Tower. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390.

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

SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Cafe, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.Canoe Lake/Southsea seafront group walk. Through the rose and rock garden. Call (023) 9268 8390.

THURSDAY

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Assembly Room, North Street, PO19 1LQ. 7.30pm. Notos Piano Quartet. Tickets are £17 from Chichester Festival Theatre, under 25s go free. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk.

DANCING

WATERLOOVILLE: St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Padnell Road, PO8 8DZ. 7pm-8pm & 8pm-9pm. Ballroom and Latin beginners’ dance class. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk.

EVENTS

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. Lunch and dessert followed by entertainment. Call (023) 9261 7890.

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

WATERLOOVILLE: Anders Hall, off Milton Road, PO7 6AW. 7.30pm. Natter night/social evening. Horndean & District Amateur Radio Club meeting. Visit hdarc.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Call (023) 9238 7284. Volunteers wanted.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm-12am. On Stage @ The RMA. Open-mic night. All welcome – solo artists, duos and bands. Bands need to book in advance. Full PA supplied plus video streaming. Call (023) 9282 0896.

MARKETS

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs, home-made crafts, cards, jewellery, woodwork, plants, cakes, preserves, honey and used books. Plus unusual Christmas gifts. Tea/coffee is available.