What’s on from Friday, October 7 – Thursday, October 13, 2016

There are two breast cancer charity events happening on Tuesday and Wednesday, and both involving getting active
There are two breast cancer charity events happening on Tuesday and Wednesday, and both involving getting active
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EVENTS
COSHAM: Highbury Sports Centre, Highbury College. 8pm-10pm. Portsmouth Roller Wenches Freshmeat. The Portsmouth Roller Wenches and Portsmouth Scurvy Dogs are recruiting new skaters and referees. You must be 18 or above to join. Visit facebook.com/events/577257129141811/ for more information. 
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

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Midnight Sun. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Power of Three. Tasty electric blues/rock 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. Free parking.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. Scotch Malt Whisky Tasting ‘The Best of the Best’.David Taylor will give an informative and entertaining talk on Scotch Malt Whisky, this time with a bit of a difference. Demand is always high and places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Over 18s only. Tickets £15. Call (023) 9250 3280.

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

COFFEE

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 10.30am. Coffee morning. Celebrate the Patronal Festival with coffee, cakes, and a chat.

EVENTS
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, Drayton, 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 refreshments. Visit farlingtonparish.co.uk/buildatchurch or call (023) 9275 4130.

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

GOSPORT: Our church, Christ Church, Stoke Road. 7.30pm. Old Time Music Hall. Admission is £5, goes towards funds needed. Light refreshments included.There will be a prize for the best hat.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 2pm. Elgar’s Second Symphony. An in depth examination of this symphony by Duncan Eves, illustrated with musical examples. Presented by The Elgar Society Southern Branch. Admission free. Visitors welcome. Call 01590 626516 or visit elgar.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Copnor Methodist Church. 1.30pm-5.30pm. Craft group. All welcome. Bring your own craft to do and £4 to cover costs, including refreshments.
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.

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: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Phil Cooper Band. Call (023) 9282 0896 or visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Stone Free. Classic 70s rock band.

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 for more information.

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
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. 11.30am-2pm. Open day. The Parish will showcase what goes on at the two churches and church halls with singing, dancing, performances, stalls, refreshments and more. All are welcome, admission is free.

EASTNEY: Miniature Railway Track, Bransbury Park. 2pm-5pm. Public passenger running. Both steam and/or electric locomotives. Weather permitting. 50p per person for two circuits of track.

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

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way. 4pm-5pm. Bethel Songs of Praise. Specially selected songs around a theme. Learn about the songs and those who wrote them. Call (023) 9217 6400.
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.

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
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. 2pm-10pm. Food for Foodbanks. Acoustic.

SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8pm-10.30pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free.

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 for more information.

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.

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.

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.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Discovery Centre, St John’s Cathedral, Bishop Crispian Way, PO1 3HQ. 7.30pm-9pm. Walking in Portsmouth: learning from Winchester’s walking strategy. Urban designer Liz Kessler will describe how Winchester has developed its new city walking strategy. There’ll be time for questions and ideas for making Portsmouth walking-friendly will be gathered to pass on to Portsmouth City Council. Free, organised by Portsmouth Friends of the Earth. Visit foe.org.uk/portsmouth.

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. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

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. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.
WORKSHOPS
HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way. 7pm-10pm. Guitar workshop. Call (023) 9217 6400.

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
COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. HM Royal Marine Association Quartet Band. All welcome.

Non-members £5. Call (023) 92376313.

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.

GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters – Christine Chester – mixed media. £3.50 for non-members. New members welcome. Call Jenny Chalmers on 01329 231 790.

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: 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 the Royal Albert Hall in October. Call David Stretton on (023) 9245 3634 or visit solentmalevoicechoir.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 for more information.

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

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 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, PO3 6HT. 7pm-8pm. Breast cancer charity event. Zumba – party in pink for a great cause.

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 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information. 
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.

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. Miranda’s Music. 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.

HAVANT: Bethel Evangelical Church, Dunsbury Way. 3pm-4.30pm. Discoverer’s Club. For ages four to 12. Call (023) 9217 6400.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, PO3 6HT. 7pm-8pm. Breast cancer charity event. Boogie Bounce – party in pink for a great cause.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 7.30pm. Patronal Festival Mass. A celebration of the life of the church. The service will be followed by refreshments.

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
GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Martin Bennett’s Old Green River. 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.

WALKS & TALKS

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection hall, Brecon Avenue, PO6 2AP. 12pm-2pm. Care and Fellowship Group meeting. Brian from The Samaritans (Portsmouth and East Hampshire branch) will talk about the work done by The Samaritans in the area. Admission is £1, includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.

FAREHAM: Meet in the main car park at Portchester Castle. 2pm. Group walk. 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.

GOSPORT: The Scout Hut, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Harlots, Dung and Glory – Part 2. A talk by Andrew Negus. Hampshire Genealogical Society Gosport Group meeting. All welcome. Free for the first three visits. Call (023) 9258 5194.

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 for more information.

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 for more information.

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 for more information.
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. Each session starts with a story before the children, along with their parents/carers, are invited to try a range of arts activities. £3 per child. No need to book. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk.

thursday

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 for more information.

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 for more information.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800299 for more information.

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 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 for more information.

ISLE OF WIGHT: Northwood House, Ward Avenue, Cowes, PO31 8AZ. 6.45pm-7.45pm. Isle Of Wight Literary Festival 2016 – Navy Knickers and Nicked TVs With ‘Them 2’. Spoken word/comedy event. Join THEM 2, Joan Ellis and Donna Jones MBE, on a mad, bad journey through lives littered with spelling tests, smear tests, mad mums, bad boys, navy knickers and nicked TVs. £5.

PORTSMOUTH: Lord Mayor’s Banqueting Room, Guildhall. 2.30pm. The Armchair Traveller. A big screen video journey, featuring San Francisco to Yosemite and The Sequoia National Parks, Exploring Portugal’s Douro Valley, and Chester and the Welsh Borderlands.Raising funds in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, and the Naomi House Children’s Hospice. Tickets £4.50, includes refreshments. Get tickets from Guildhall reception or by calling (023) 9238 1634.

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 for more information.

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 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information. 
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. 
FILMS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 11am, 2pm or 5pm. The Battle of the Somme. A special screening to mark one hundred years since one of the bloodiest battles of the First World War. Shot and screened in 1916, this UNESCO listed film was the first feature length documentary about war. Upon release it was watched by about 20 million people. A century later this unique footage, now in the care of Imperial War Museums, is being shown to audiences around the world with a specially commissioned orchestral soundtrack composed by Laura Rossi. Free. No booking is required but places will be limited due to room size.

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 for more information.
MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Baptist Church Hall, North Street, PO10 7BY. 10am-12pm. Emsworth Country Market. With cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments available.

WALKS & TALKS
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. 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.
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. New walkers need to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9284 1762 for information.

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College. 12pm. Lord Chief Justice 2008-13 and author of a number of books including Magna Carta Uncovered will give a talk.

SOUTHSEA: St Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road. 2.30pm. Birthplace Branch of the Dickens Fellowship meeting. A talk about the group’s book of the year, A Tale of Two Cities, named ‘Comparisons’ by Eileen Norris. Call (023) 9266 4205.