What’s on from Friday, October 21 – Thursday, October 27, 2016

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

PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Old Portsmouth. 7.30pm-10pm. An evening of Songs and Stories of HMS Victory, Nelson and the Royal Navy. Shep Woolley and the ‘Ansome Cabin Buoys will be joined by their Sea Shanty Pals. There is a Sailors Supper and a traditional tot of rum included in the price. £15.

WATERLOOVILLE: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane. 7pm. Samhain evening. Spend a magical evening in the roundhouse, with fireside tales by master storyteller Jonathan Huet and live music with The Courtiers. The Samhain evening includes a bar with Chalice Mead, local ales, and hot refreshments. Tickets are £15. Visit butserancientfarm.co.uk or call (023) 9259 8838.

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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Modern Day Anxieties. A look at the effects of fast-paced, modern day life with stresses and demands on the mind. By local portrait artist Dan Williams. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970. The first major exhibition about the legendary festivals in the 48 years since the first one in 1968. Admission is £3/£2.50. Call (023) 93870 200 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays, The Vulcan Building, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Clay Without Borders. An exhibition of works from local community groups run by The Clay Station. The aim of the project was to give individuals the opportunity to learn the basics of a traditional craft, to be part of a friendly group and to have fun within a safe studio. Call 023 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

GIGS
BOARHUNT: Boarhunt Blues Club, Trampers Lane, PO17 6DD. Steve ‘Big Man’ Clayton Boogie Woogie Blues. Get tickets by calling 07445 861519.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Monster. Rock covers band.
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.

WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 10am-11am. Hot Topic! Making Better Choices. Have a cup of tea or coffee and listen to a guest speaker at the same time. This month’s guest speaker is Steve Tracey, who will talk about making better choices, and the behavioural science behind our decision making. Drinks are 20p. Free – no need to book, just go along. For more information call (023) 9252 4608.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Parish Hall. 2pm. Meeting of the Portsmouth Welsh Society. A talk on The Rowans Hospice followed by tea and a raffle. New members are always welcome. Call (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront group walk. Along the pier. Suitable for all. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

tomorrow

CONCERTS
FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street, PO16 0EL. 7pm. Charity concert in aid of Médicins sans Frontières (MSF). The Wyndcliffe Voices sing music for choir and soloists. Admission is free, with a retiring collection for MSF. Call 01329 232 688, or e-mail office@htscf.org.uk.

EVENTS
CLANFIELD: Clanfield Memorial Hall, South Lane, PO8 0RB. 1.30pm-4.30pm. Fashion show. For ladies aged 15-85. A popular fashion show displaying a collection of fashions from all the main labels found in the high street, but at cheaper prices. Items are available to purchase. Raffle. Tickets are £6 and include tea and cakes. Call (023) 9259 1461 or (023) 9242 0984.

FAREHAM: Portchester Parish Hall, off, Castle Street. 11am-3pm. The Provincial Society’s Indoor Transport Fair. For transport enthusiasts. Admission is £1. Photographs, models, books, DVDs and videos. Free rides in a preserved bus around the area. Visit provincialsociety.org for more details.

GOSPORT: Abbeyfield, 138 Privett Road. 2pm-4pm. Bargain sale. Excellent quality second hand clothes, shoes, ornaments and more. Call 07968 899805.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm. Big Draw.Create a giant, interactive 3D drawing inspired by museum objects. Suitable for families with children aged five and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are £3 per child or £1.75 with a Leisure Card. Places are limited, booking is recommended. Call (023) 9283 4744 for any further information.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 10am. St Mary’s Autumn Fair. Support the Church as it seeks to raise funds to support its work in the area. At this fair there will be traditional stalls, refreshments, a raffle and more.EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Weekend opening is according to the availability of volunteers. Volunteers wanted.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum (above the fire station), 10B North Street, PO10 7DD. 10.30am-4.30pm. Treasure in Store: Art and Artefacts Revealed. This exhibition brings to light objects, posters, pictures and prints that have been hidden away, waiting for their oportunity to shine. Admission is free. Stairlift is available. Everyone is welcome.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Modern Day Anxieties. A look at the effects of fast-paced, modern day life with stresses and demands on the mind. By local portrait artist Dan Williams. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10am-2pm. The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970. The first major exhibition about the legendary festivals in the 48 years since the first one in 1968. Admission is £3/£2.50. Call (023) 93870 200 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays, The Vulcan Building, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Clay Without Borders. An exhibition of works from local community groups run by The Clay Station. The aim of the project was to give individuals the opportunity to learn the basics of a traditional craft, to be part of a friendly group and to have fun within a safe studio. Call 023 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

GIGS
PORTSMOUTH: RaOB Club, New Road. 8pm until late. Kenny Mayes. 50s and 60s music.

SOUTHSEA: The Eastfield Hotel, 124 Prince Albert Road, PO4 9HT. 8pm. The Portsmouth Shantymen celebrate Trafalgar Night. Ex-navy personnel are especially welcome at this sing-along evening. Sea shanties and songs of Nelson, plus a few old favourites.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Last Echo. Rock covers band.
STAGE
HAYLING ISLAND: The Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.30pm. Frankenstein. The National Theatre play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley’s novel. Call (023) 9246 6363.

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. Flat and paved route. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9284 1762.

sunday

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. For further information call Maureen on 01329 519 765.

EVENTS
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way. 10.30am-12.30pm. Morning worship. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way. 4pm-5pm. Small Group Fellowships. There are three Small Group Fellowships, one for men, one for women, and one for children. Joining one of the groups is a great way to get to know people better. Study the Bible, pray together, and enjoy fellowship. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

SWANWICK: Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane, SO31 7HB. 11am-4pm. Halloween Steam Up. Traction engines, children’s activities, make a scarecrow, a magician at 11.30am, hurdle making, craft and gift stalls, owls, and more. Admission is £6 per person or £15 for a family. Visit bursledonbrickworks.org.uk.
EXHIBITIONS
COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Alresford Monday Painting Group. Exhibition organised by League Of Friends. Admission free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Weekend opening is according to the availability of volunteers. Volunteers wanted.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum (above the fire station), 10B North Street, PO10 7DD. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Treasure in Store: Art and Artefacts Revealed. This exhibition brings to light objects, posters, pictures and prints that have been hidden away, waiting for their oportunity to shine. Admission is free. Stairlift available. Everyone welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays, The Vulcan Building, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Clay Without Borders. An exhibition of works from local community groups run by The Clay Station. The aim of the project was to give individuals the opportunity to learn the basics of a traditional craft, to be part of a friendly group and to have fun within a safe studio. Call 023 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk. 
STAGE
HAYLING ISLAND: The Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.30pm. Frankenstein. The National Theatre play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley’s novel. Call (023) 9246 6363.

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. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. 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 Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

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.

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 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Baptist Church Hall, Devonshire Avenue. 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.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

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 Julie Roberts on (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. Drop-in, all materials are provided.
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.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970. The first major exhibition about the legendary festivals in the 48 years since the first one in 1968. Admission is £3/£2.50. Call (023) 93870 200 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
STAGE
HAYLING ISLAND: The Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.30pm. Frankenstein. The National Theatre play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley’s novel. Call (023) 9246 6363.

WALKS & TALKS
FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park group walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 7pm-9pm. Goodbye to Victoria – The Last Queen Empress. Peter Keat tells the story of Queen Victoria’s funeral train and her last journey from Royal Clarence Yard in Gosport to London Victoria, and then from Paddington to Windsor. Tickets are £4 and are available from the library, through the booking line on (023) 9252 4608 or online at hants.gov.uk/shop. Advanced booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

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. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to pier group walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. 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. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way. 7pm-10pm. Guitar workshop. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

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
FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street. 12.30pm. Organ concert. By Oliver MacFarlane. Free admission, with a retiring collection in aid of the Church Refurbishment Fund. Call 01329 232 688 or e-mail office@htscf.org.uk.

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

EVENTS
FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove, PO16 9AD. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Variety club. Every Tuesday.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way. 10am-11am. Mums and Tots. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

HAVANT: Staunton Park Genealogy Group, St Francis Church, Riders Lane, Leigh Park, PO9 4QT. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Group meeting. New members welcome. For more information visit thestauntoninfo.org.

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 or e-mail angela.nigel.peake@gmail.com.

HAVANT: Saint Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant, PO9 1PP. 7.15pm-9.45pm. Solent Male Voice Choir meeting. The choir are seeking new members. Go along and sit in a rehearsal evening, they take place every Tuesday. The group are now rehearsing for their Christmas programme and 2017 concerts. Call David Stretton on (023) 9245 3634 or visit solentmalevoicechoir.org.

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 Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705.

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

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970. The first major exhibition about the legendary festivals in the 48 years since the first one in 1968. Admission is £3/£2.50. Call (023) 93870 200 for more information.

STAGE
HAYLING ISLAND: The Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.30pm. Frankenstein. The National Theatre play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley’s novel. Call (023) 9246 6363.
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Meridian Shopping Centre, Elm Lane. 11am-3pm. Gingerbread workshop. Meridian Shopping Centre is asking visitors to dress up in their scariest fancy dress costumes and join the free gingerbread workshop. Children can let their imagination run wild and decorate their very own Halloween gingerbread mummy to eat or give away. For more information visit meridianshoppingcentre.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex gallery, Gunwharf Quays. 10am-3pm. Holiday Art Club: Crafting Spell Books. For ages eight to 11. £18. In this Halloween-inspired workshop make spell books filled with potions, curses and spells. Participants will be supplied with all of the materials to design and create their own bespoke book, dye the pages and write their own unique spells. Booking is available via the Eventbrite website page, over the phone or at the gallery. Call (023) 9277 8080.

wednesday

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 Annette on 01489 573114 for more information.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 7pm-8pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

EVENTS
CATHERINGTON: Catherington Village Hall. 7.30pm. Horndean Camera Club meeting. The camera club meet every Wednesday and there are speakers, internal and external club competitions, and home evenings where members show their expertise in photographic techniques and post-processing. Visit horndeancameraclub.org.uk.

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm. Halloween. 55 Social Club meeting. Membership to the club is open to anyone aged 55. If you would like to spend your Wednesday evenings socialising with a friendly group of people, go along. Drinks can be purchased at the bar. New members are welcome.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 11am-12pm. Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaur Storytime Special. When Flinn discovers a pirate hiding in a cupboard, it’s all aboard, me hearties, for a real live pirate adventure. Come and listen to the story then make your own ship’s compass. Suitable for children aged three to 10, who must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no need to book but places are limited.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way. 3.30pm-4.30pm. Discoverer’s Club. For ages four to 12. Call (023) 9217 6400 for more information.

PURBROOK: Christchurch Hall, London Road, Widley, PO7 5AX. 7.45pm-9pm. Free come and sing course. For 6 weeks (started Sept 21), finishing with an event for family and friends. Suitable for both new and experienced singers. Help will be given with singing in an a cappella style. Music provided.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 wanting to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705.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.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970. The first major exhibition about the legendary festivals in the 48 years since the first one in 1968. Admission is £3/£2.50. Call (023) 93870 200 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays, The Vulcan Building, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Clay Without Borders. An exhibition of works from local community groups run by The Clay Station. The aim of the project was to give individuals the opportunity to learn the basics of a traditional craft, to be part of a friendly group and to have fun within a safe studio. Call 023 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

GIGS
GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Kevin Grenfell’s Jazz Giants. Members £7, guests £10. Booking advisable. Call (023) 9269 3988 or visit gosportjazz.org.uk.

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.
STAGE
HAYLING ISLAND: The Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.30pm. Frankenstein. The National Theatre play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley’s novel. Call (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Theatre, Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road, PO4 0LX. 7.30pm. Old Time Music Hall. A variety show directed by Irene Skelton and Steve Penfold. Call 0845 467 6462 or e-mail tickets@phoenixstage.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
CHICHESTER: County Hall, West Street, PO19 1RQ. 7.30pm. The End of the Line – the Last Days of the Somerset and Dorset Railway. The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society host an illustrated talk by Mike Beale. Admission by small donation, interval refreshments are included. All are welcome and no booking is required. Call Richard Ashby on 01243 372 234 or visit rcts.org.uk/branches/chichester/.

HAVANT: United Reformed Church Hall, North Street. 7.30pm. A Country Renowned for its Natural Environment. A PowerPoint eco-tour of Costa Rica by Alan Martin. Admission is £2, includes tea/coffee. Raffle. Call (023) 92475140.

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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORT SOLENT: Meet outside the Odeon. 2pm. Group walk. Suitable for all but the route does include an area of uneven ground, sturdy shoes recommended. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Warblington School Drama Studio. 7.30pm. Our Ancient Woodlands. A talk by Hugh Milner organised by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust – Havant, Hayling and Emsworth Group. Suggested donation: £2.50, refreshments are included.

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. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas Cathedral. 7.30pm-9.30pm. An evening to consider a Portsmouth response. Speakers Michael Woolley from Friends without Borders, Julia Thistleton-Smith from the Rural Refugee Trust, Jess Gealer from the Modern Slavery Partnership and John Bosco Nyombi – a refugee from Uganda – will talk. Followed by a question and answer session and drinks and world nibbles. Groups working with refugees will have information stalls.Free. Call Sue on 07505 608651.

SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Cafe, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.Canoe Lake/Southsea seafront group walk. Through the rose and rock garden. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.
WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, 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. £3 per child. No need to book. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

thursday

CONCERTS
CHICHESTER: Assembly Room, North Street, PO19 1LQ. 7.30pm. Leonard Elschenbroich cello – Alexei Grynyuk piano. Stravinsky Suite Italienne, Beethoven Sonata No 1, Kensaku Shimizu ‘Into the Deep’ (written for Elschenbroich), and Beethoven Sonata No 3. Tickets are £17 (under 25s go free) from Chichester Festival Theatre. Call 01243 78 1312 or visit cft.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Marines Museum. 7.30pm. Last Night of the Proms. Featuring West end star Amanda Goldthorpe-Hall. Tickets are £15. Call (023) 9281 9385.

DANCING
DRAYTON: The Drayton Centre, Havant Road, PO6 1PA. 1.45pm-4.15pm. PP Dance Club Tea Dance. Ballroom, Latin and sequence. Admission is £3.50, includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Everyone is welcome. Call Pauline on 07989 124089.

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. £4. Call 07979 800299.

EVENTS
COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. A fresh, homemade lunch and dessert, followed by entertainment afterwards. Admission is £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.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted Park. 5pm-9pm. Halloween event. Enjoy the spooky servants’ quarters downstairs in the house, with every room filled to the brim with ghosts, ghouls and monsters. Follow a ghost trail in the grounds, or take a ride on the ghost train. Enjoy some spooky storytelling by the light of a bonfire or get lost in the haunted maze by moonlight. Tickets are £8 or £30 for a family. Visit stanstedpark.co.uk.

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

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 Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. The Isle of Wight Festival Exhibition, 1968, 1969, 1970. The first major exhibition about the legendary festivals in the 48 years since the first one in 1968. Admission is £3/£2.50. Call (023) 9387 0200.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays, The Vulcan Building, PO1 3BF. 11am-4pm. Clay Without Borders. An exhibition of works from local community groups run by The Clay Station. The aim of the project was to give individuals the opportunity to learn the basics of a traditional craft, to be part of a friendly group and to have fun within a safe studio. Call 023 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm-12am. On Stage @ The RMA. Open-mic night. All welcome – solo’s, duo’s and bands. Bands book in advance. Full PA supplied plus video streaming. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk.

MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Baptist Church Hall, North Street, PO10 7BY. 10am-12pm. Emsworth Country Market.

STAGE
HAYLING ISLAND: The Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.30pm. Frankenstein. The National Theatre play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley’s novel. Call (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Theatre, Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road, PO4 0LX. 7.30pm. Old Time Music Hall. A variety show directed by Irene Skelton and Steve Penfold. Call 0845 467 6462 or e-mail tickets@phoenixstage.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Air Crash Investigations. Ashley Morgan, archivist of the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust (FAST) Film Archive presents Air Crash Investigations. This presentation looks at the ground breaking work carried out by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch into the Comet accidents in 1954, its role in the Lockerbie disaster, the methods and techniques used in their investigations and more. Illustrated with footage from the FAST Film Archive. £5. Call (023) 9252 3463 to book.

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

HILSEA: Meet at the Mountbatten Centre entrance of Alexandra Park. 6.30pm. Group walk. The flat, paved circular route follows the shore line along the pedestrian footpath up to Hilsea Lido and back. Call (023) 9284 1762.