Belly dancing

January 2020

We started 2020 with an interesting talk on the history of belly dancing and then had a go ourselves!

The History of Portsmouth (Pt 3)

November 2019

Once again Andrew kept us all enthralled with his hilarious history and captivating stories about Portsmouth's past.

The Haven

September 2019

The Haven reminded us of compassion, caring and a strong volunteer base to create this haven to men and women with breast cancer in and around Titchfield.

Canine Partners

July 2019

Tina the dog came with her human partners, Tina and Bev to show us what a wonderful difference this charity can make to people as assistance dogs.


May 2019

Our Annual General Meeting with a game introduced by our treasurer, Lorraine - a fun cross between a raffle and musical chairs.

Salon du Chocolat

March 2019

An evening all about the life cycle of chocolate.  We got to see cocoa pods and taste a new type of chocolate - ruby chocolate.

Acts of Kindness

January 2019

Kerry from local organisation 'Acts of Kindness' spoke to us about their fantastic work to support people in need in our community.  We had a collection of toiletries for goodies to make hospital packs.

Pearl Jewellery Making

October 2018

Our long awaited talk from Frances teaching us all about the history of pearls and sharing her passion for turning them into beautiful jewellery.

Summer Party 

August 2018

The return of our Jambusters quiz with cream scones, cake and Pimms!

Needle Felting

June 2018

A hands-on demonstration of needle felting from local crafter, Sandra.

Holistic Therapies

April 2018

A relaxed evening with talks on different aspects of well-being including reflexology from our own member, Carly.

Our 1st Birthday

February 2018

We celebrated our first birthday party with cake (of course!) and a popular quiz


November 2017

We had a duo of talks on upcycling - one from Smart Living Hampshire explaining the benefits of upcycling to the environment and a practical workshop with J'adore la Maison, Wickham.

Charlie's Beach Hut

September 2017

Karen from Charlie's Beach Hut came to talk to us about the fantastic local charity her and her husband set up in memory of their son, Charlie.


July 2017

Another of our favourites.  A talk from local crafter Ally about silvermithing and showing off her beautiful handmade jewellery.

Food Fads to Square Meals

May 2017

An interesting talk all about food

A History of British Canals

March 2017

Our first meeting organised for us by our adviser, Denise.  A history of British canals and their unique art.

Jewellery, knitting & christmas carols

December 2019

Alaine told us all about Twinkly bits and knits, with several of us having a go at making a bracelet ourselves. Plus the Dolly Mixtures sang Christmas Carols

Fun and Games

October 2019

Our planned speaker was unfortunately unable to come last minute so we improvised with an evening of games.  The caretaker said there was so much laughter he thought we had a stripper!

Baking Blind

August 2019

Penny gave us an inspirational talk titled 'Baking Blind'.  Search 'Baking Blind' on YouTube to see her videos.

Masterclass in Macrons

June 2019

Debbie gave us a hands-on demonstration of how to make macarons with some delicious samples

Clean Air Southampton

April 2019

An informative talk about pollution from Clean Air Southampton

The History of Portsmouth - Pt 2

February 2019

The second installation from our very popular speaker Andrew Neagus talking about the hilarious history of Portsmouth.

Bell Ringing

November 2018

We rang in the end of 2018 to the sound of bells!

Bee Keeping

September 2018

One of our favourite talks from three amateur bee keepers telling us their hilarious tales of how not to keep bees!

History of Portsmouth - Pt 1

July 2018

A hilarious and fascinating talk from local historian Andrew Neagus


May 2018

We heard the unusual and funny tale of how Mick transitioned between the armed forces and artisan chocolatier.


March 2018

Julie from Natural Vitality spoke to us all about nutrition - the benefits and how to improve our diet.


January 2018

We danced in the New Year Cuban style in a very active and fun meeting.

Underwear through the Ages

October 2017

A hilarious history of knickers.  And now we know why we say 'a pair of pants'.

Bollywood Dancing

August 2017

A bright, bold and very fun evening!  We learnt two fantastic bollywood dance routines.

Penguins in the Desert

June 2017

We learnt the secrets of Abu Dhabi and why and how there are penguins in the desert.

Hula Hooping

October 2017

A very funny evening learning about hula hooping fitness and trying to keep our hoops in the air!

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