The List: week commencing Friday January 14, 2011

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What to do and where to go in Portsmouth, south east Hampshire and West Sussex.

FRIDAY

EVENTS

CHICHESTER, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane. Pairings. Collaborations between artists from diverse backgrounds. Artists include Alice Kettle, Victoria Brown and Heather Belcher. (01243) 816098; chi.ac.uk/ottergallery.

PORTSMOUTH, Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy. Drop-in therapy session. 4 donation. 07596 138 867.

EXHIBITIONS

PORTSMOUTH, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Alien Invasion. Star Wars, Aliens, Predator, Doctor Who. See creatures, costumes and props from your favourite sci-fi TV shows and movies. Free. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Why Stay Silent? Featuring 25 individual stories of remembrance, from the mother of a Royal Marine killed in Afghanistan who wears his coat on a cold day; to the Marines in 1939 who fundraised to create a memorial to commemorate an officer who jumped over board to save a comrade and was never seen again. (023) 9281 9385.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 10.30am - 2pm. A Century Of The Kings. The theatre's exhibition draws on the history of both the fabric and the events over the past 100 years. 023 9282 8282.

GIGS

EMSWORTH, Railway Inn, North Inn. 9pm. Hot Fuzz. (01243) 372351.

PORTSMOUTH, Milton Arms - front bar. 8pm. Live Music. Steve Young's band - 60's and 70's grooves. Improvision authentic sound. Free. 023 9229 6352.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, The Fountain, The Green. 8.30pm. Live Music. Two's Company. Free. 023 9241 2291.

SOUTHSEA, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8pm. Vinyl Roadshow. Spike and his legendary classic rock vinyl roadshow. rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms. 8pm. Whole Lotta Led. Led Zepplin tribute act. 9

STAGE

PORTSEA, Groundlings Theatre, The Old Beneficial School. 7.30pm - with a 2.30pm Matinee on Saturdays. The Show That Goes Like This. Variety show. Please contact for prices. 023 9273 7370.

SATURDAY

CONCERTS

EMSWORTH, St James' Church. 10am for rehersals - 7.30pm for concert. Come and Sing followed by a concert inc Faure's Requiem. Please call for admission details. 01243 379822.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane. Pairings. Collaborations between artists. (01243) 816098; chi.ac.uk/ottergallery.

CHICHESTER, Harbour office, Itchenor. 11am. Bird Watching By Boat. Solar-powered boat trip enjoying the harbour and looking out for birds that spend the winter in this area. 7 adults, booking essential. 01243 512301.

CHICHESTER, Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay. 11am. Harbour Photography. Be inspired by Chichester Harbour and the guidance of professional Iain McGowan. Beginners to experts welcome. Bring camera equipment and plenty of film if you aren't digital. A tripod will be useful. 25. 01243 512301.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre. 10am- 4pm. Open Day. Enjoy all the theatre has to offer. 2 early bird/3 on the day. kings-theatre.com.

EXHIBITIONS

PORTSMOUTH, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Alien Invasion. Free. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Why Stay Silent? Stories of remembrance. (023) 9281 9385.

GIGS

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Roots Around the World: Otros Aires. The show traces the history of tango from its traditional roots and influences to the fusion of electronic beats and Latin rhythms. 12-18, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

HAVANT, Havant & Waterlooville Football Club, Westleigh Park, Martin Road. 9pm. Stolen. Live music. (023) 9278 7855.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, The Fountain, The Green. 8.30pm. Live Music. Screwloose. Free. 023 9241 2291.

SOUTHSEA, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8.30pm. Bex Marshall. rmatavern.co.uk.

STAGE

PORTSEA, Groundlings Theatre, The Old Beneficial School. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. The Show That Goes Like This. Variety show. Please contact for prices. 023 9273 7370.

WALKS & TALKS

IPING COMMON, Car Park. Chitty Chitty Trot Trot: Stedham, Chithurst, Trotton. Six-mile moderate pace walk, organised by the Portsmouth Group of the Ramblers' Association. Meet 10.15am, or Cosham railway station 9.30am. LR197 - 853220. Leader to meet at start of walk. (023) 9278 8664.

OLD PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 11:00am. Eye opener tours. Meet at museum desk for a highlight tour of the Mary Rose Museum - lasts approx 40 minutes. No booking necessary. Free with valid ticket. 023 9289 4555.

SUNDAY

EVENTS

CHICHESTER, Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay. 9.30am. Harbour Photography. 25. (01243) 512301; conservancy.co.uk .

CHICHESTER, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane. Pairings. Collaborations between artists. (01243) 816098; chi.ac.uk/ottergallery.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre. 6.30pm. Portsmouth Does Variety. Join Helena Blackman, Linvoy Primus and Damon Scott for a night of fun, charity and variety. 10 - 12

SOUTHSEA, D-Day Museum. 2pm & 3pm (each will last 45 minutes). Showing of Wartime Archives. To mark the 70th anniversary of the heaviest air raid on Portsmouth, Britain At War and Wartime Services'will be shown.

EXHIBITIONS

PORTSMOUTH, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Alien Invasion. Free. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Why Stay Silent? Stories of remembrance. (023) 9281 9385.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 10.30am-2pm. A Century of The Kings. The theatre's exhibition draws on the history of both the fabric and the events over the past 100 years. 023 9282 8282.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms. 7:30pm. Mike Gunn & Sean Collins. Still on the Roadshow tour. 10. SOUTHSEA, Rosie's Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 1pm-4pm. Live Jazz. The Milton James Four. (023) 9275 5944.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH, meet Eastney Swimming Pool, Henderson Road. 1pm-4pm. Cycle Ride to Tea at Aspex. Refreshing six-mile ride along the seafront to the Aspex art gallery. Organised by Portsmouth's health improvement and development team. Owen.Devine@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

HASLEMERE, Railway Station. Across Hindhead Common: Hindhead, Brook (PH), Gibbet Hill. Fifteen-mile reegular pace walk, organised by the Portsmouth Group of the Ramblers' Association. EX133 - 898329. Leader to meet at start of walk. Train times: Fratton 9.41am, Havant 9.50am. (01329) 849987.

OLD PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 11m. Eye opener tours. Meet at museum desk for a highlight tour of the Mary Rose Museum - lasts approx 40 minutes. No booking necessary. Free with valid ticket. 023 9289 4555.

PETERSFIELD, Heath Pond car park. Views Around Petersfield: Ridgetop Lane, Ramsdean, Buriton. Eleven-mile reegular pace walk, organised by the Portsmouth Group of the Ramblers' Association. Meet 10am, or Cosham railway station 9.30am. EX133 - 755226. Leader to meet at start of walk. (01730) 260532.

MONDAY

EVENTS

CHICHESTER, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane. Pairings. Collaborations between artists. (01243) 816098; chi.ac.uk/ottergallery.

SOUTHSEA, St Pauls Square, Kings Street. 10am. Zumba Fitness. Latin-inspired easy to follow dance fitness. 18 for six-week course (adults). 07582 370900 to book, hotlipszumba@hotmail.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA, Milton Village Hall, Milton Road. 6pm. Zumba Fitness. Latin-inspired easy to follow dance fitness. 18 for six-week course (adults). 07582 370900 to book, hotlipszumba@hotmail.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre. 7.30pm. Joe Black - Sex Drugs & Vaudeville. Join international caberet sensation Joe Black for an evening of songs, sass and satire. 8, 2 concessions

EXHIBITIONS

PORTSMOUTH, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Alien Invasion. Free. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Why Stay Silent? Stories of remembrance. (023) 9281 9385.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 10.30am-2pm. A Tribute to Boris Karloff. A collection of artists. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM, The Link, Havant Road. 2pm. Portsdown Speakers. Daily Life in Iran - Sandra Simmonds. John 023 9238 4514 or Christine 023 9237 4044.

HAVANT, Drama Studio, Warblington School, Southleigh Road, Denvilles. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Microbes in Close-up. Talk by Patrick Pead. Organised by the Science Discovery Group. All welcome, no previous knowledge assumed. 2. (01243) 373848.

PORTCHESTER, Parish Hall, Castle Street. 1.30pm. Truly A Remarkable Lady. Talk by Steve Harris to the monthly meeting of Castle View WI. Visitors and new members welcome

TUESDAY

EVENTS

BOSHAM, Bosham House, Main Road. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Healing Meditation for the World. (01243) 572109.

CHICHESTER, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane. Pairings. Collaborations between artists. (01243) 816098; chi.ac.uk/ottergallery.

SOUTHSEA, Milton Arms front bar. Open mic session. Rockin' Fish open mic night - musicians of all levels welcome. Fred - (023) 9229 6352.

EXHIBITIONS

PORTSMOUTH, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Alien Invasion. Free. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Why Stay Silent? Stories of remembrance. (023) 9281 9385.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 10:30am - 2pm. A Tribute to Boris Karloff. A collection of artists. (023) 9282 8282.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. Hazzard County. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, Fountain Inn, The Green. Herbie Armstrong (ex Van Morrison) Open Mic Night.

SOUTHSEA, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8.30pm. The Andrew Bros.. Pedal steel double bass guitar and mandolin - mix of soul, rock, pop and jazz. rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms. 8pm. Smoke Fairies. Plus spedial guests Sea Of Bees. 7

SOUTHWICK, Golden Lion, High Street. 8.15pm-11pm. Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. Free. (023) 9287 5700.

SALES

SHANKLIN, Park Resorts Holiday Village. 10am-4pm daily. Annual Charity Sale. Rotary Club of Shanklin - A wide range of goods for sale with proceeds going to good causes. Free parking. Admission Free. 07527 095611.

WALKS & TALKS

PETERSFIELD, Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Moggs Mead. 2.30pm. Annual General Meeting ... of the Petersfield Flower Arrangement Society, followed by a talk given by David Allport: A Cruise on the Solent (Part One). New members welcome

PORTSMOUTH, Baffins Community Centre, Westover Road, Baffins. 10.30am. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/ three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

WEDNESDAY

EVENTS

BOSHAM, Bosham House, Main Road. 11am-12.30pm. Share and Support Group. With counsellor Astrid MacGuire. Donations welcome. (01243) 572109.

BOSHAM, Bosham House, Main Road. 1pm-2pm. Healing and Encouragement. With trained therapists. Donations welcome. (01243) 572109.

BOSHAM, Bosham House, Main Road. 2pm-4pm. Health and Practitioners Support Group. Suggested donation 2.50. (01243) 572109.

CHICHESTER, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane. Pairings. Collaborations between artists. (01243) 816098; chi.ac.uk/ottergallery.

HILSEA, Compass Rose pub, Anchorage Park. 8:30pm. Portsmouth IVC Sports and Social Clubnight. Anne Foster hosts a free evening of entertainment. 07957 667867.

EXHIBITIONS

PORTSMOUTH, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Alien Invasion. Free. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Why Stay Silent? Stories of remembrance. (023) 9281 9385.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 10.30am-2pm. A Tribute to Boris Karloff. 023 9282 8282.

FILMS

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre. 7:30pm. Boris Karloff Night. Portsmouth Film Society presents Mummy and Bride of Frankenstein during the night recognising one of the true icons of horror cinema. 4, 3 concessions - free for full members

SALES

SHANKLIN, Park Resorts Holiday Village. 10am-4pm daily. Annual Charity Sale. Rotary Club of Shanklin. Free parking. Admission free. 07527 095611.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. The History Boys. By Alan Bennett. Directed by Christopher Luscombe. 11-32, conc. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PAGHAM, Harbour Nature Reserve Visitor Centre car park. 10.30am. Key species: peregrine, merlin, Slavonian grebe, eider, golden plover, pintail, avocet. Easy to moderate three-mile walk, organised by the Gilkicker Point Bird Group (may be muddy). Grid Ref: SZ857967. (01489) 582503 or (023) 9258 4441.

PORTSMOUTH, Community Centre, Bransbury Park, Eastney. 10.30am. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/ three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

THURSDAY

EVENTS

BOSHAM, Bosham House, Main Road. 2pm-3pm. Study Group. Based on the book The Power Of Now'by Eckhart Tolle. With Elizabeth Medler. (01243) 572109.

CHICHESTER, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane. Pairings. Collaborations between artists. (01243) 816098 www.chi.ac.uk/ottergallery.

PORTSMOUTH, Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park, Eastney. 10am. Zumba Fitness. Latin-inspired easy to follow dance fitness. 18 for six-week course (adults). 07582 370900 to book, hotlipszumba@hotmail.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

PORTSMOUTH, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Alien Invasion. Free. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Why Stay Silent? Stories of remembrance. (023) 9281 9385.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 10.30am-2pm. A Tribute to Boris Karloff. (023) 9282 8282.

GIGS

ROWLANDS CASTLE, Fountain Inn, The Green. Herbie Armstrong (ex Van Morrison) Open Mic Night.

SOUTHSEA, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8pm. Play at the RMA. Featuring Roger Courtney's open mic night.. rmatavern.co.uk.

SALES

SHANKLIN, Park Resorts Holiday Village. 10am-4pm daily. Annual Charity Sale. Rotary Club of Shanklin. Free parking. Admission free. 07527 095611.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2pm, 7.30pm. The History Boys. 11-32, conc. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH, Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/ three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

PURBROOK, Deverell Hall, London Road. 7.30pm. Chiropractic. Talk by E Kinch, organised by the Stakes (Purbrook) WI. Visitors and new members welcome. (01962) 852721.

SOUTHSEA, Community Centre, St Paul's Square, King Street. 10.30am. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/ three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

WICKHAM, Community Centre. Wickham Wander: Shedfield Common. Six-mile moderate pace walk, organised by the Portsmouth Group of the Ramblers' Association. Meet 10am. EX119 - 573117. Leader to meet at start of walk. (01329) 832500.

WICKHAM, Community Centre. Wickham Wander: Shedfield Common. Six-mile moderate pace walk, organised by the Portsmouth Group of the Ramblers' Association. Meet 10am. EX119 - 573117. Leader to meet at start of walk. (01329) 832500.

FRIDAY

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH, New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. Music in the Round. The Hanover Band. 14, concs. (023) 9264 9000, musicintheround.co.uk.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH, Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. 2.50. (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

BOSHAM, Bosham House, Main Road. 6.30pm for 7pm. Social Evening. Please contact Bosham House for details. (01243) 572109.

CHICHESTER, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane. Pairings. Collaborations between artists . (01243) 816098; chi.ac.uk/ottergallery.

PORTSMOUTH, Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy. Drop-in therapy session. 4 donation. 07596 138 867.

EXHIBITIONS

PORTSMOUTH, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Alien Invasion. Free. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Why Stay Silent? Stories of remembrance. (023) 9281 9385.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 10.30am-2pm. Peter Pan Exhibition. 023 9282 8282.

GIGS

CHICHESTER, Pallant Suite, South Pallant. 6.30pm doors for 7.30pm–10pm. Chichester Jazz Club. The JJ Vinten Band, who draw inspiration from greats such as Duke Ellington and Fats Waller. 10. (01243) 776001.

EMSWORTH, Railway Inn, North Inn. 9pm. Hunter. (01243) 372351.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, The Fountain, The Green. 8.30pm. Live Music. Trax Duo. Free. 023 9241 2291.

SOUTHSEA, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8.15pm. Stompin' Dave's acoustic roots night. With special guests Tinderbox (folk originals) in the intimate gun room. Numbers limited. 5 door. rmatavern.co.uk.

SALES

SHANKLIN, Park Resorts Holiday Village. 10am-4pm daily. Annual Charity Sale. Rotary Club of Shanklin. Free parking. Admission free. 07527 095611.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. The History Boys. By Alan Bennett. 11-32, conc. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GOSPORT, Thorngate Theatre, Gosport. 2.30pm and 7.30pm - see box office. Pantomime. Thorngate Pantomime and Variety Company presents. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Adults 7.50, Children/SC 5.50. 023 9251 0012.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 10.30am-2pm. Peter Pan Exhibition. 023 9282 8282.