What’s on from Friday, September 25 – Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Southsea Alternative Choir. Picture: Paul Windsor

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CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 9.30am-11am. Hatha Vinyasa yoga. With Thilo. Contact 07932 470068 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 9.30am-11am. Hatha Vinyasa yoga. With Thilo. Contact 07932 470068 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 12pm. Baby Daisy Wrigglers. With Sarah. Contact 07837 647713 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 1pm. Daisy Baby Tinies. With Sarah. Contact 07837 647713 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 6pm-7.30pm. Hatha Vinyasa. With Thilo. Contact 07932 470068 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 8pm-9pm. Radical Rest (Yoga Nidra). With Rich. Contact 07591 307561 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

COFFEE

WATERLOOVILLE: Springwood Centre, Springwood Avenue. 10am-12pm. Coffee Morning. Cakes and games to raise money for a worthy cause. Afterwards a weekly two-course lunch will be held served with fresh vegetables and a choice of deserts, tea or coffee for £3.95.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence 50/50. Admission £3, lunches available from midday. Contact (023) 9242 5331 or (023) 9242 5331 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Jolly Sailor, Southsea, PO5 2EU. 8pm. Cuban club. Five styles of latin dance and music. Tickets £4 including one free lesson. Call 07850 327174 for more details.

EVENTS

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.

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

PAULSGROVE: Paulsgrove Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2-4pm. Friendship Club. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. For more information contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 1pm-2pm. The Cabin Club for Baby Explorers. Naval-themed craft, songs, stories, soft play and water play in the Cabin family area, in the Victory Gallery. Free, Drop in activity for babies and their accompanying adults, no ticket required.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10.30am-12pm. The Cabin Club for Mini Explorers. Naval-themed craft, songs, stories, soft play and water play in the Cabin family area, in the Victory Gallery. Free, Drop in activity for babies and their accompanying adults, no ticket required.

SOUTHSEA: Glasshouse, The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3ST. 5pm-10pm. Friday Nights on the Terrace. BBQ & Bar. Call (023) 9279 9977 for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, midday-3.30pm Sat and Sun. Art Exhibition. Organised by League of Friends featuring art from June Bryant, Joyce Wood and Anahid Thomas. Free admission, contact Anne Parmiter on (023) 9238 7284 for details.

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

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Sussex Artists’ Award. This exhibition will showcase selected works and winners of the 2015 edition of this nationwide open competition.The Sussex Artists’ Award is a collaboration between St. Wilfrid’s Hospice and Pallant House Gallery’s Community Programme, raising valuable funds for the two charities. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Sikert in Dieppe. This exhibition demonstrates British artist Walter Sickert’s vivid interest in everyday life in Dieppe, to which he was a regular visitor for over four decades and a permanent resident from 1898-1905. Over 80 paintings, prints, preparatory drawings and etchings show Sickert’s breadth of subject matter. An accompanying display features works by artists who have been influenced by Sickert including Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Keith Coventry and Celia Paul. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Nek Chand: The Rock Garden Sculptures. An installation of sculptures by internationally renowned Outsider artist Nek Chand, creator of the famous sculpture park The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, in India. Over forty figurative concrete and mosaic works created from found objects and on loan from the Nek Chand Foundation will be on display in the Courtyard Garden and Garden Gallery. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Pirates! Fact Or Fiction? Go on a journey through pirate history, film and literature from Cilician pirates of the Roman Mediterranean to the golden age pirates of the Caribbean. Meet Vikings, Barbary corsairs and Chinese pirates on the way. Discover facts about the ships, weapons, tactics and usually short lives. Includes costumes from Pirates Of The Caribbean, Peter Pan and Spartacus. Family friendly interactive experience. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Music Hub. 5.45pm. Toy Story. Screening. Singing and space music before the film plus drinks and popcorn. Free. Booking is essential. Call (023) 9237 5655.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 6pm. M33 Destination Daranelles. Against the remarkable backdrop of First World War survivor HMS M.33, this new Portsmouth documentary uses historic diary extracts to tell the story of what it meant to live, work and fight on board in 1915, through the voices of a new generation. Free. Booking is essential. Community@nmrn.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 7.30pm. Canakkale – Yolun Son (Gallipoli – End of the Road). April 1915, First World War in Canakkale, Ottoman Empire. Two brothers leave their mountain village to fight on the front line. The story of the Gallipoli campaign screened on board the only surviving Royal Navy ship. £10. Booking is essential. Community@nmrn.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. The Legend of Barney Thompson. Trainspotting actor Robert Carlyle plays a murderous hairdresser in this self-directed black comedy. £8 adults, £6.50 concesisons. Book online at no6cinema.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Models and Games, Albert Road. 10am-4.30pm. Yu-Gi-Oh! A live screening of the English adaptation of the renowned Japanese anime, in a unique setting surrounded by rare gaming models. Free.

SOUTHSEA: Tango Tea, Albert Road. 10am-4.30pm. The Art of Patrick Galway. A live screening of the works of local painter Patrick Galway, projected on to the shop windows of Tango Tea. Free.

GARDENS

FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut (opposite Sainsburys).Doors open at 7.30pm, meeting begins at 8pm-10pm. Solent Bonsai Society meeting. Speaker is Robert Stewart. Rob is an expert on Accent planting and has many to display and talk about. He will also show how to display them. Admission is £1. Free parking, refreshments, raffle each meeting,  usually with a tree, pot or book as the prize. Visit solentbonsai.co.uk or contact Keith Hartley (023) 9264 0985 for more information.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Spike’s Leg-endary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. The Power of Three. Live music from an electric blues/rock trio band.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. Play by Frank McGuiness. Based on the experiences of those taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980s, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is playwright Frank McGuinness’s hymn to the defiant power of the human spirit and the creative imagination. Directed by David Attenborough. Tickets between £20-£25. People aged 16-25 can get tickets for £8.50. Visit www.cft.org.uk for more information.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, PO16 7DB. 7.30pm. Jekyll And Hyde. By Fareham Musical Society. Music by Frank Wildhorn, Book & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. Call 01329 231942 for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Breaking The Code. By Bench Theatre Company. A play by Hugh Whitemore. Call (023) 9247 2700 for more information.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road. 7.30pm. Who Killed The Hotel Manager? One-hour comedy mystery play by Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. Tickets cost £6 and are available on the door or can be reserved by phoning (023) 9278 5800. Visit horndeanamdram.com for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. Derek Acorah’s Psychic Roadshow. Join the top UK medium and a selection of others for an evening of psychic mediumship in a three part show. Tickets £19.50. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more details.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Seafront walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

TOMORROW

CLASSES

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 10.30am-12pm. Sew Crafty. New club for younger enthusiasts. £10 each week. Booking essential. Visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 2pm-4pm. Paper Decorations. Make lanterns and pom poms. Bring friends. £10. Visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

COFFEE

HAVANT: Nursery Fields, Blenheim Gardens, Denvilles, PO9 2PN. 10am-5.30pm. World’s biggest coffee morning. Support for Macmillan Cancer Research by Barratt Homes staff. Hot drinks will be provided, as will cakes in return for a donation.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, PO3 5XT. 8.00pm-11pm. 50/50 Ballroom and Sequence dancing. £4. No bar, but refreshments in the interval. People may bring their own drinks. Contact 07980058310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk for more details.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital, Cow Lane, Sidlesham, PO20 7LN. 3pm-6pm. Volunteer event. Brent Lodge Wildlife Hospital take in over 3000 sick, injured and orphaned wild animals and birds from across West Sussex and Hampshire every year. More volunteers are needed to help. Meet the team and discuss potential volunteering opportunities. Guided tour of the site and discussion of the different roles available. Hot drinks and cake. Contact Emma on 01243 641672 for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, midday-3.30pm Sat and Sun. Art Exhibition. Organised by League of Friends featuring art from June Bryant, Joyce Wood and Anahid Thomas. Free admission, contact Anne Parmiter on (023) 9238 7284 for details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Kenneth Rowntree: A Centenary Exhibition. Touring from the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, this exhibition marks the centenary of the birth of Kenneth Rowntree (1915 – 1997), one of Britain’s best loved artists, known for his works in oil and watercolour. The exhibition features oil, acrylic, watercolour and gouache paintings, along with drawings, prints and posters, spanning the 1930s – 1980s. The exhibition is accompanied by the publication of an illustrated book published by Moore-Gwyn Fine Art and Liss Llewellyn Fine Art.Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

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

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Sussex Artists’ Award. This exhibition will showcase selected works and winners of the 2015 edition of this nationwide open competition. The Sussex Artists’ Award is a collaboration between St. Wilfrid’s Hospice and Pallant House Gallery’s Community Programme, raising valuable funds for the two charities. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Sikert in Dieppe. This exhibition demonstrates British artist Walter Sickert’s vivid interest in everyday life in Dieppe, to which he was a regular visitor for over four decades and a permanent resident from 1898-1905. Over 80 paintings, prints, preparatory drawings and etchings show Sickert’s breadth of subject matter. An accompanying display features works by artists who have been influenced by Sickert including Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Keith Coventry and Celia Paul. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Nek Chand: The Rock Garden Sculptures. An installation of sculptures by internationally renowned Outsider artist Nek Chand, creator of the famous sculpture park The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, in India. Over forty figurative concrete and mosaic works created from found objects and on loan from the Nek Chand Foundation will be on display in the Courtyard Garden and Garden Gallery. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street, PO10 7DD. 10.30am-4.30pm. Emsworth’s Oysters – The Full Story. The oyster industry was of huge importance to trade and commerce in the last century, untill its demise due to an unfortunate incident of poisoning. A series of panels and two films in the new Linda Newell oyster gallery recalls the whole story of its rise and fall. Admission free, stairlift available, all welcome. Contact 01243 378091 for more details.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Pirates! Fact Or Fiction? Go on a journey through pirate history, film and literature from Cilician pirates of the Roman Mediterranean to the golden age pirates of the Caribbean. Meet Vikings, Barbary corsairs and Chinese pirates on the way. Discover facts about the ships, weapons, tactics and usually short lives. Includes costumes from Pirates Of The Caribbean, Peter Pan and Spartacus. Family friendly interactive experience. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

FILMS

GOSPORT: On board HMS Alliance, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Road, PO12 2AS. 6.30pm & 7pm. Morning Departure. £20. Book online at submarine-museum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: The Diving Museum, 2 Stokes Bay Road, PO12 2QU. 7pm. The Silent World. £6. Pay at the door.

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 4.15pm. Back to the Future. The 1980’s classic. £7 adults, £6 concesisons. Book online at no6cinema.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Alien. Sci-fi drama. £8 adults, £6.50 concesisons. Book online at no6cinema.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Models and Games, Albert Road. 10am-4.30pm. Yu-Gi-Oh! A live screening of the English adaptation of the renowned Japanese anime, in a unique setting surrounded by rare gaming models. Free.

SOUTHSEA: Tango Tea, Albert Road. 10am-4.30pm. The Art of Patrick Galway. A live screening of the works of local painter Patrick Galway, projected on to the shop windows of Tango Tea.

SOUTHSEA: The Coastguard Studio, Montague House, Clarendon Road, PO4 0SA. 2pm. The Ecstacy of Wilko Johnson. Free Donations welcome.

SOUTHSEA: The Coastguard Studio, Montague House, Clarendon Road, PO4 0SA. 4pm. Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten. Free, donations welcome.

SOUTHSEA: The Coastguard Studio, Montague House, Clarendon Road, PO4 0SA. 6pm. Exit Through the Gift Shop. Directed by Banksy. Free, donations welcome.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Pete Leigh And The Unions.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Stated Quo. Live music.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2.45pm. Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. Play by Frank McGuiness. Based on the experiences of those taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980s, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is playwright Frank McGuinness’s hymn to the defiant power of the human spirit and the creative imagination. Directed by David Attenborough. Tickets between £20-£25. People aged 16-25 can get tickets for £8.50. Visit www.cft.org.uk for more information.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, PO16 7DB. 7.30pm. Jekyll And Hyde. By Fareham Musical Society. Music by Frank Wildhorn, Book & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse.Call 01329 231942.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Breaking The Code. By Bench Theatre Company. A play by Hugh Whitemore. Call (023) 9247 2700 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. Thank You For The Music. The popular ABBA and Bee Gees concert show comes to town with its all-new, sequin-spangled spectacular. Tickets £22.50. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more details.

WORKSHOPS

CHICHESTER: Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, Fishbourne, PO19 3QR. 10am-4.30pm. Mosaic Making Course. This course gives you a chance to take a closer look at some of the most famous Roman mosaics in the country. Starting with a short tour of the mosaics on display at Fishbourne Roman Palace, you will then have the opportunity to learn the skills and techniques required to create a mosaic panel. Learn how to nip and lay out your design using ceramic tiles of tones that reflect those in the Palace. You will then be shown how to grout your finished piece to create a durable panel. Places are limited, book in advance by contacting the Palace on 01243 785859. The course fee of £45 covers tuition, all materials and admission to the Palace on the day. Call 01243 785859 or email adminfish@sussexpast.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 2pm-4pm. TV & Film Acting Workshop with Richard Stride. Richard will provide a valuable insight into what it takes to become a TV and film actor. Suitable for ages 12-16. No experience required. £20. To book call (023) 9273 7370.

SUNDAYEVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 11.30am, 1pm and 3pm. Gun firing. Firing of the 6-Pounder Anti-Tank Gun, featuring drills by uniformed crews from Portsdown Artillery Volunteers and Ubique Right of the Line. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 9.30am. Harvest service.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfred’s Church, George Street. 9.30am. Harvest service.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 10am. Harvest Service.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 11.30am. Friends of St Mary’s AGM. The group supports the young people of the Parish and the care of the building. All welcome. Call (023) 9281 4444.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 6.30pm. Parish Harvest Supper. A ploughman’s meal. Entertainment provided by members of the Churches and a surprise item by the Clergy and the ministers of three Portsmouth Churches. Tickets £2. Call (023) 9281 4444.

SOUTHSEA: Drift Bar, Palmerston Road. 7pm. Showcase of the South Coast by Trash Arts and Friends. A mixture of live music with music videos and artists. event will be filmed. Lots of surprises. Free, donations welcome.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Kenneth Rowntree: A Centenary Exhibition. Touring from the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, this exhibition marks the centenary of the birth of Kenneth Rowntree (1915 – 1997), one of Britain’s best loved artists, known for his works in oil and watercolour. The exhibition features oil, acrylic, watercolour and gouache paintings, along with drawings, prints and posters, spanning the 1930s – 1980s. The exhibition is accompanied by the publication of an illustrated book published by Moore-Gwyn Fine Art and Liss Llewellyn Fine Art.Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

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

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Sussex Artists’ Award. This exhibition will showcase selected works and winners of the 2015 edition of this nationwide open competition. The Sussex Artists’ Award is a collaboration between St. Wilfrid’s Hospice and Pallant House Gallery’s Community Programme, raising valuable funds for the two charities. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Sikert in Dieppe. This exhibition demonstrates British artist Walter Sickert’s vivid interest in everyday life in Dieppe, to which he was a regular visitor for over four decades and a permanent resident from 1898-1905. Over 80 paintings, prints, preparatory drawings and etchings show Sickert’s breadth of subject matter. An accompanying display features works by artists who have been influenced by Sickert including Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Keith Coventry and Celia Paul. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Nek Chand: The Rock Garden Sculptures. An installation of sculptures by internationally renowned Outsider artist Nek Chand, creator of the famous sculpture park The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, in India. Over forty figurative concrete and mosaic works created from found objects and on loan from the Nek Chand Foundation will be on display in the Courtyard Garden and Garden Gallery. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

FILMS

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road. The General. Starring Buser Keaton. £6, £4 concessions. Book online at kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

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. Contact 078130 06569.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 9.30am-11.am. Yoga Therapy. With Lucy. Contact 079441 23620 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 11.30am-1pm. Hatha yoga. With Lucy, for all levels. Contact 079441 23620 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 6pm-7.30pm & 7.45pm-9.15pm. Hatha yoga. With Donna. Contact 079691 52007 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hill, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2.50 including tea and biscuits. 
SOUTHSEA: Devonshire Avenue Baptist Church Hall, Winter Road, PO4 9ED. 7.30pm-8.30pm, 8.30pm-8.45pm & 8.45pm-9.30pm. Ballroom and Latin classes. With Instep Dance Club, beginners, practice dance, and improvers. Admission £5 per session, or £6 for two. Call (023) 9264 9991 for any further information.
WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way, PO7 7AY. 8pm-10pm. Waterlooville Folk Dance Group. A fun evening, no partners needed. Admission £3. Contact Jane Tull on (023) 9225 8056.

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. For more information contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2-4pm. Craft Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. For more information contact Julie Roberts on (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 the fun of making a special project. All are welcome. £2.50 per session. Tea cakes provided. Contact Carole on (023) 9261 5916 or The Borrow Centre on (023) 9226 6423.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, midday-3.30pm Sat and Sun. Art Exhibition. Organised by League of Friends featuring art from June Bryant, Joyce Wood and Anahid Thomas. Free admission, contact Anne Parmiter on (023) 9238 7284 for details.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for any further information.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. Play by Frank McGuiness. Based on the experiences of those taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980s, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is playwright Frank McGuinness’s hymn to the defiant power of the human spirit and the creative imagination. Directed by David Attenborough. Tickets between £20-£25. People aged 16-25 can get tickets for £8.50. Visit www.cft.org.uk for more information.

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. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to pier walk. Ideal 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.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 7.30pm. Walk. Towards Eastney along the promenade. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Angel Monument by the bus terminus. 1pm. Canoe lake walk. Short, slow walk of about 30 minutes around canoe lake. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

TUESDAY

CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 10am-11.30am. Pregnancy yoga. With Lucy. Contact 079441 23620 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 11.45am-12.45pm. Early post-natal recovery. With Lucy. Contact 079441 23620 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 1.30pm-2.30pm. Radical Rest (Yoga Nidra). With Rich. Contact 07591 307561 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Yoga Studio, 153 Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 5.45pm-7.15pm & 7.30pm-9pm. Hatha yoga. With Lucy. The 5.45pm-7.15pm class is beginner/intermediate and the 7.30pm-9pm class is for intermediate/advanced. Contact 079441 23620 or visit portsmouthyoga.co.uk for more information.

CONCERTS

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity, West Street. 1.05pm-1.50pm. Lunchtime Concert. Zephyr Wind ensemble plays classical favourites. Bring your sandwiches, tea and coffee supplied.

DANCING

HAYLING ISLAND: Royal British Legion, Hayling Island, PO11 9ES. 8pm. Salsa classes. Learn beginners and extended beginners salsa with a fantastic night of fun and entertainment at their salsa school, group dances and lots more. Tickets £6. Call 07850 327174 for more details.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2, including tea and biscuits.

EVENTS

HILSEA: Howard Road Community Centre, Howard Road, off Northern Parade. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hilsea Social Group. A chance to meet new people. Group for people aged 50 and over. For any further information please contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Oasis Centre, Arundel Street. 2pm. 50+ Job Club. Run by Personal Choice.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse Pub, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. A chance to meet new people. Group for people aged 50 and over. For further information contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, midday-3.30pm Sat and Sun. Art Exhibition. Organised by League of Friends featuring art from June Bryant, Joyce Wood and Anahid Thomas. Free admission, contact Anne Parmiter on (023) 9238 7284 for any further information.

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

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Sikert in Dieppe. This exhibition demonstrates British artist Walter Sickert’s vivid interest in everyday life in Dieppe, to which he was a regular visitor for over four decades and a permanent resident from 1898-1905. Over 80 paintings, prints, preparatory drawings and etchings show Sickert’s breadth of subject matter. An accompanying display features works by artists who have been influenced by Sickert including Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Keith Coventry and Celia Paul. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Nek Chand: The Rock Garden Sculptures. An installation of sculptures by internationally renowned Outsider artist Nek Chand, creator of the famous sculpture park The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, in India. Over forty figurative concrete and mosaic works created from found objects and on loan from the Nek Chand Foundation will be on display in the Courtyard Garden and Garden Gallery. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for any further information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for any further information.

GIGS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, Broad Street, PO1 2JE. 7.30pm. Artisan: The 10 year reunion tour. Live music from international folk acapella trio. Tickets £15. Call 01489 788429, email titus.music@btopenworld.com or visit artisan-harmony.com for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Rifle Club, 205 Goldsmith Ave, PO4 0AW. 8.30pm-Late. Kenny Mayes 50’s & 60’s Live Music. Free admission.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. Play by Frank McGuiness. Based on the experiences of those taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980s, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is playwright Frank McGuinness’s hymn to the defiant power of the human spirit and the creative imagination. Directed by David Attenborough. Tickets between £20-£25. People aged 16-25 can get tickets for £8.50. Visit www.cft.org.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

WORKSHOPS

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 7pm-9.30pm. Dreamweaver. Have a go at making a dreamcatcher or some weaving techniques. £15. Visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

WEDNESDAY

DANCING

SOUTHSEA: The Royal Beach Hotel. 1pm-4pm. Social dancing. Admission £4.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, Spur Road. 7.30pm. 55 Social Club. Play your cards right. Social group for people aged 55 and over. New members welcome, first two weeks free of charge. FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road, PO16 7EN. 7pm. The Criminal Conclusion. The Library welcomes a panel of crime & thriller authors: Tracey Gorman, Richard V. Frankland & Diana Bretherick. Have your criminality questions answered during an author Q&A session along with the opportunity to pick up a signed copy. Tickets are £3.

PORTSMOUTH: Oasis Centre, Arundel Street. 10am. 50+ Computer Classes. Run by Personal Choice.

PORTSMOUTH: Oasis Centre, Arundel Street. 12.30pm. 50+ Lunch Club. Run by Personal Choice. £4

PORTSMOUTH: Oasis Centre, Arundel Street. 1.30pm. 50+ Social Group. Run by Personal Choice.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. For more information contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri, midday-3.30pm Sat and Sun. Art Exhibition. Organised by League of Friends featuring art from June Bryant, Joyce Wood and Anahid Thomas. Free admission, contact Anne Parmiter on (023) 9238 7284 for details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Kenneth Rowntree: A Centenary Exhibition. Touring from the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, this exhibition marks the centenary of the birth of Kenneth Rowntree (1915 – 1997), one of Britain’s best loved artists, known for his works in oil and watercolour. The exhibition features oil, acrylic, watercolour and gouache paintings, along with drawings, prints and posters, spanning the 1930s – 1980s. The exhibition is accompanied by the publication of an illustrated book published by Moore-Gwyn Fine Art and Liss Llewellyn Fine Art.Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Sikert in Dieppe. This exhibition demonstrates British artist Walter Sickert’s vivid interest in everyday life in Dieppe, to which he was a regular visitor for over four decades and a permanent resident from 1898-1905. Over 80 paintings, prints, preparatory drawings and etchings show Sickert’s breadth of subject matter. An accompanying display features works by artists who have been influenced by Sickert including Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Keith Coventry and Celia Paul. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Nek Chand: The Rock Garden Sculptures. An installation of sculptures by internationally renowned Outsider artist Nek Chand, creator of the famous sculpture park The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, in India. Over forty figurative concrete and mosaic works created from found objects and on loan from the Nek Chand Foundation will be on display in the Courtyard Garden and Garden Gallery. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, Portchester, PO17 6AN. 10am-5pm. Threads Of War. Exhibition of contemporary textiles inspired by the First World War, created by members of the 1914-18 Commemorative Quilts and Textiles Group. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org or call 01329 233734 for more information.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Tiger Tim with Tim Eyles. Organised by Gosport Jazz Club. Booking advisable, admission £8 members, £10 non-members/guests. Contact (023) 9269 3988 or visit gosportjazz.hampshire.org.uk for more information.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2.45pm. Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. Play by Frank McGuiness. Based on the experiences of those taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980s, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is playwright Frank McGuinness’s hymn to the defiant power of the human spirit and the creative imagination. Directed by David Attenborough. Tickets between £20-£25. People aged 16-25 can get tickets for £8.50. Visit www.cft.org.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. The Searchers. Tickets £20. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more details.

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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: 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. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore walk. Shorter, slower walk to Baffins Pond, ideal for buggies or wheelchairs. Or a longer, faster walk to Milton foreshore.New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Contact (023) 9268 8390.

THURSDAY

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HH. 12.30pm. Lunchtime Live. A series of organ, vocal and ensemble recitals with light refreshments on sale from 12.30pm. Recitals begin at 1.10pm. Tickets are £3 per recital, £2.50 for concessions. Recital card: £12.00 to cover five concerts, £9.00 concessions. Call (023) 9282 3300 or visit portsmouthcathedral.org.uk for more information.

Portsmouth: Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 7pm. An Evening with Bryan Ferry. Plus special guests. The newly announced dates will feature a set list of both Roxy Music and solo hits, and include songs from Ferry’s forthcoming new album ‘Avonmore’ which released in November last year. Tickets range between £38.50-£71.50, including a booking fee. Call 0844 847 2362 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

EVENTS

PORT SOLENT: Zippers, The Boardwalk, PO6 4TP. 7.30pm. Jason Allen as Michael Buble. Recently voted ‘Best Male Singer’ at the National Entertainment Awards, Jason is fast becoming one of the most talked about singers in the UK. Tickets £25 and under. For more information, please ring Zippers on (023) 9237 0992, or email: portsolent@zippersrestaurants.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Oasis Centre, Arundel Street. 2pm. 50+ Activity Afternoon. Run by Personal Choice.

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. Contact (023) 9261 7890 for more information.

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. 07754 52 8814.

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. For more information 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. For more information contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or emailjulie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Kenneth Rowntree: A Centenary Exhibition. Touring from the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, this exhibition marks the centenary of the birth of Kenneth Rowntree (1915 – 1997), one of Britain’s best loved artists, known for his works in oil and watercolour. The exhibition features oil, acrylic, watercolour and gouache paintings, along with drawings, prints and posters, spanning the 1930s – 1980s. The exhibition is accompanied by the publication of an illustrated book published by Moore-Gwyn Fine Art and Liss Llewellyn Fine Art.Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Sikert in Dieppe. This exhibition demonstrates British artist Walter Sickert’s vivid interest in everyday life in Dieppe, to which he was a regular visitor for over four decades and a permanent resident from 1898-1905. Over 80 paintings, prints, preparatory drawings and etchings show Sickert’s breadth of subject matter. An accompanying display features works by artists who have been influenced by Sickert including Frank Auerbach, David Bomberg, Keith Coventry and Celia Paul. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A new 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 for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-8pm. Nek Chand: The Rock Garden Sculptures. An installation of sculptures by internationally renowned Outsider artist Nek Chand, creator of the famous sculpture park The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, in India. Over forty figurative concrete and mosaic works created from found objects and on loan from the Nek Chand Foundation will be on display in the Courtyard Garden and Garden Gallery. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Film Society, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ. 8.30pm. Salt of Earth. German director Wim Wenders looks at the life and work of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado whose pictures have depicted the best and worst of the world and its inhabitants. Viewers are drawn into contemplation of the terrible realities he has witnessed. Tickets £6. Call 07528 808400 or visit portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. The Choir. Following his mother’s fatal car crash, troubled eleven-year-old Stet, who grew up in Texas, reluctantly agrees to attend an elite East Coast musical boarding school. Recognising Stet’s natural talent, the college’s demanding choirmaster Carvelle pushes him with a regime of rigorous discipline. Stet’s lowly background leads to bullying from classmates, but his vocal gifts eventually prevail in this delightful drama. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Garrett Wareing, Eddie Izzard and Debra Winger. Adults £8, students, concessions and seniors (60+) £6.50. Call 07435 02 9408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.45pm. Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me. Play by Frank McGuiness. Based on the experiences of those taken hostage in Lebanon in the 1980s, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me is playwright Frank McGuinness’s hymn to the defiant power of the human spirit and the creative imagination. Directed by David Attenborough. Tickets between £20-£25. People aged 16-25 can get tickets for £8.50. Visit www.cft.org.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. Carmen. Seville comes to the Kings Theatre. Opera and Ballet International present an Ellen Kent production with international soloists, highly praised chorus and full orchestra. Tickets range between £20-£29.50. Concessions £3 off. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more details.

TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street, PO1 3BS. 12pm. Theatre Tour. Learn the history of The Old Beneficial School on one of Groundlings’ historical tours. Discover the truth surrounding Charles Dickens’ birth and learn of former pupil Sir Henry Ayers, the man who became a rock in the middle of Australia. With guided tours and illustrated talks by professional costumed actors taking you through the sights and sounds of this wonderful Georgian school. All to raise money for a new lighting system. Admission £5. Call (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for more information.

WORKSHOPS

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 7pm-9pm. Maxi Skirt. Learn how to make a maxi skirt to your own dimensions. £35 includes materials.