Chat over Chai is an organisation that works within the Portsmouth community to support over 50’s through connection, integration and friendship. We have a lively group of people from different backgrounds who get together to talk, do projects, and support each other.

Serving the Local Community


We’ve done a variety of projects with the D-Day museum, the University of Portsmouth, and other events such as the International Women’s Day


We offer support through regular meetings at the Havelock Centre in Southsea, chats with light refreshments, and arts and crafts projects.


Covid-19 has affected the whole community in different ways. We want you to know that we are here for you and want to help you through this time.

Latest News and Coming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Novels Project ‘Small Island’
by Andrea Levy Chat over Chai has been invited by Portsmouth libraries to participate in a very exciting project. Over the last two weeks, we have been reading the book ‘Small Island’. Christine Lawrance has been taking us through our paces. The first part was to look at our identities, our stories of where …
HMS Victory
Thank you to everyone who joined us on zoom last Thursday. Special thanks to our guest speaker Joanna Valentine from the National Museum of The Royal Navy. Jo briefly told us about the history of HMS Victory ‘The Peoples Ship’. Most of us remember HMS Victory for the Battle of Trafalgar and Vice Admiral …

Connect With Us

We’re always looking for new members – get in touch via the contact page or join our Facebook group and we’ll get back to you.

Join our Group

While we’re currently not able to meet in person, we do run regular Zoom meetings and use them to keep in touch.

“Chat over Chai made me feel so welcome.”