What’s On from Friday, April 28 to Thursday, May 4

Popular tribute band The Carpenters Story are performing at Kings Theatre, Southsea on Saturday
Popular tribute band The Carpenters Story are performing at Kings Theatre, Southsea on Saturday
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TODAY

COMEDY

GOSPORT: Kingfisher Caravan Park, Browndown Rd. 8pm. Kingfisher Comedy Night. With Mike Cox, South Coast Comedian Of The Year 2014 and many more. Free.

CONCERTS

wATERLOOVILLE: Church of the Sacred Heart and St Peter the Apostle, London Rd. Musical Delights. In aid of Life - Pregnancy Matters. (023) 9279 3085.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Memory Lane, Outside G4 Ward, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 2-4pm. QA Knitting Group. Knit everything from baby hats and jackets to fiddle mitts for dementia patients. 07846 472 423.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, North Pallant. 10am-5pm Transferences – Sidney Nolan in Britain. Focussing on the artist’s time in Britain, and works that reveal recurring themes such as Australian history and literature, mythology, and the tragic hero. pallant.org.uk.

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Paintings by The Hilsea Art Group. Free. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre. 10am-5pm. Drawn to Nature. The work of three talented local artists inspired by nature. 01962 678140 / hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, High Street. 9am-7pm. Gosport Aviation Heritage 1909-2017. Presenting various aspects of the history of aviation in Gosport and Lee-on-the-Solent. (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 10am-5.30pm. Open Exhibition 2017 – Inspired by our Heritage. View how The Spring has used the arts to bring our heritage stories to life and see how our local heritage can inspire artists. Free.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 10am-5.30pm. May Days Arts Trail: Creativity Continues. Works by talented art students. Free.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-4pm. Countless by Maya Ramsey. This includes 29 rubbings from the graves of migrants who died at sea while trying to reach Europe. (023) 9277 8080 / aspex.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, High St. 11am-5pm. Family Tree. Sculpture and print by Rafael Klein, in collaboration with Portsmouth Cathedral. (023) 9229 7053 / jackhousegallery.co.uk.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (15). A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. 07435 029 408 / no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Rd. 8pm. Non-stop hits of the ‘70s/’80s. (023) 9282 0896 / rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Eastfield Hotel, Prince Albert Rd. 7pm. Folk evening. Hosted by Robb Johnson.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Rd. 9pm. Absolute Zero. Rock covers. Visit facebook.com/GoldenEagleSouthsea.

MARKETS

STUBBINGTON: Library, Stubbington Ln. 9am-12pm. Country Market. Home-made cakes, savouries, dairy and gluten free products, crafts, flowers, fruit and vegetables.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborne Rd. 7pm. An Ogre’s Tale. Kings Academy of Performing Arts presents a fun-filled family adventure. £12, concessions £9.50. 01329 231 942 / fernehamhall.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East St. 7.30pm. Equus. The Bench Theatre Company presents a passionate and gripping psychological thriller. £9.50, concessions £7.50. (023) 9247 2700 / thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, Kent St. 7.30pm. Much Ado About Nothing. £14, concessions £12. (023) 9273 7370 / groundlings.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esp. 10.30am. Seafront group walk. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SATURDAY

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 8pm. Some People Vs Reginald D Hunter. An evening of searingly honest comedy. £26. (023) 9264 9000 / newtheatreroyal.com.

CONCERTS

SOUTHSEA: Citadel, Albert Rd. Southern Youth Band of the Salvation Army. Come along to hear the Southern Youth Band and also the Citadel Songsters. £5, in aid of the Big Collection for those in need. (023) 9282 1164 / southsea-sa.org.uk.

EVENTS

FARLINGTON: St Andrew’s Church Hall, Havant Rd. 2.30pm. Afternoon Teas. Fundraising event with a ‘60s theme. Free, period dress optional.

GOSPORT: Queens Head, Brockhurst Rd. Family Fun Day. Paw Patrol, face painting, bouncy castle, games, BBQ, cakes and live music from Sydney Dejorey and the Treable Makers. In aid of The Brain Tumour Charity and Action for Children. facebook.com/thebigmatchkidz.

HAVANT: Staunton Country Park, Middle Park Way, PO9 5HB. 10am-12pm. Havant & Portsmouth Wildlife Watch. Come along for a fun wildlife-theme event with outdoor activities for children aged 5-15 years. (Under 8’s to be accompanied by an adult). Wrap up warm and don’t forget your wellies! Visit www.hiwwt.org.uk for more information.

TITCHFIELD: Parish Rooms. The Square. 2-4pm. Scrap Happy Young Quilters. For children aged six to 16. £2.50. Materials provided. yquiltscrap@gmail.com

WATERLOOVILLE: Butser Ancient Farm. 4.30-10pm. Beltain Festival. Ancient celebrations for the start of summer. £25, concessions £20. butserancientfarm.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends Coffee Shop, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Paintings by The Hilsea Art Group. Free. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, North St. 10.30am-4.30pm. Emsworth Arts Trail. Fused glass artist Chris Abel will be showing gifts, panels based on coastal scenes, jewellery and paintings. 01243 378 091 / emsworthmuseum.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre. 10am-5pm. Drawn to Nature. See today.

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, High St. 9am-4.30pm. Gosport Aviation Heritage 1909-2017. See today.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 10am-5.30pm. Open Exhibition 2017. See today.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 10am-5.30pm. May Days Arts Trail: Creativity Continues.

PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, High St. 11am-5pm. Family Tree. See today.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Moonlight (15). A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. 07435 029 408 / no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8pm. Non-stop hits of the ‘90s. (023) 9282 0896 / rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Rd. 9pm. Deep 13. Rock covers. facebook.com/GoldenEagleSouthsea.

SOUTHSEA: Eastfield Hotel, Prince Albert Rd. 9pm. Will Tierney. Local guitarist fresh from tours of Germany and Scandinavia.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborne Rd. 1pm / 6.30pm. An Ogre’s Tale. See today.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East St. 7.30pm. Equus. See today.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, Kent St. 7.30pm. Much Ado About Nothing. See today.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Rd. 7.30pm. The Carpenters Story. An incredible musical journey through The Carpenters’ career. (023) 9282 8282 / kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

HILSEA: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido. 10.30am. Flat, paved route along foreshore to Mountbatten Centre and back. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1762.

SUNDAY

DANCING

PARK GATE: Royal British Legion Club, Brook Ln. 7.30-10.30pm. Country & Western dance. £6.50, members £5. Bar and raffle. 01329 519 765.

EVENTS

EASTNEY: Bransbury Park. 2-5pm. Bransbury Park Steam Railway. Ride on a 700ft-long track with miniature steam engines run by the Portsmouth Model Engineering Society. 40p. portsmouthmes.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Portsdown Hill Rd. 11.30am / 2pm / 3pm. Sunday Gun Firings. With authentic gun drills by Portsdown Artillery Volunteers.

HAVANT: Calvary Chapel, Barncroft Primary School, Park Ln. 10.30am-12.30pm. Worship, The Word and Communion. A service of encouragement and worship. Sunday school and creche available. 07879 130 499 / calvaryportsmouth.co.uk.

NETLEY: Royal Victoria Country Park. 11am-3pm. Hamble Hounds Barking Bonanza 2017. Dog Show in aid of Canine Partners. (023) 9266 8516 / caninepartners.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

EMSWORTH: Museum, North St. 10.30am-4.30pm. Emsworth Arts Trail. See Saturday.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Rd. 8.30pm. Alley Cats. Open-mic night. facebook.com/GoldenEagleSouthsea.

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Rd. 7pm-12am. Broken-mic night hosted by Jay Groovara. Bands need to book in advance, full PA and video streaming provided. (023) 9282 0896. / rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Rd. 4pm. The Temperance Seven. Old favourites from Captain Buckley and his wizened alco-minstrels. (023) 9282 8282 / kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, Kent St. 2.30pm. Much Ado About Nothing. See today.

WALKS & TALKS

MILTON: Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore group walk. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1762.

MONDAY

EVENTS

FRATTON: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Rd. 10am. May Fayre. Real ale tent, arena displays, bouncy castles, bands, funfair and more. (023) 9281 4444.

EXHIBITIONS

EMSWORTH: Museum, North St. 10.30am-4.30pm. Emsworth Arts Trail. See Saturday.

WALKS & TALKS

FRATTON: Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park group walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

NORTH END: Learning Place, Derby Rd. 12.15pm. Moderate walk to Stamshaw Foreshore. Not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier-to-pier walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake memorial. 1pm. Slow, 30-minute group walk. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

TUESDAY

COFFEE

LEE-ON-the-SOLENT: Catholic Church Hall, South Pl. 10am-1pm. Coffee, Cake and Lunch. In aid of local charities.

DANCING

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Community Centre, Twyford Dr. 9.30-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. 07979 800 299.

PORTSMOUTH: The Box, Commercial Rd. 6.30-7.30pm. Jedha Fit Street Dance Class. High intensity training for all abilities and fitness levels. dmon_tis@hotmail.com.

TITCHFIELD: Community Centre, Mill St. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2, includes tea and biscuits.

EVENTS

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club. 7pm. Bridge club. Beginners welcome but some experience necessary. No need to bring a partner. 01243 372 718.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant. 7.30-9.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir rehearsal. Seeking new members. (023) 9245 3634 / solentmalevoicechoir.org.

HAVANT: Methodist Church. 7.30-10pm. Spirit of the South Chorus drop-in evening. Experienced musical director. (023) 9264 1997.

PORTCHESTER: Community Centre, Westlands Grove. 1.30-3.30pm. Variety Club. £2.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, Kent St. 2.30pm. Much Ado About Nothing. See today.

WALKS & TALKS

EASTNEY: Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 1pm. Park to Park Walk. Slow, short stroll to the cafe at Milton Community Centre. (023) 9268 8390.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Fishing Compound, Elmore Car Park, Marine Parade East. 10am. Lee-on-the-Solent Heritage Historic Waterfront Walk. Learn more about Lee-On-The-Solent and its history from walk leader Tay Harding. (023) 9255 1706 / leeresidents.org.uk.

BUCKLAND: Community Centre, Malins Rd. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore group walk with views of Portchester Castle. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime group walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

WEDNESDAY

COFFEE

BAFFINS: Scout Headquarters, Paignton Ave. 10am. Coffee, bric-a-brac, books and clothing for sale. (023) 9286 2834.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Walk. 10am-12pm. Macmillan Coffee Morning. A coffee morning for anyone affected by cancer.

DANCING

CROFTON: Community Centre, Stubbington Ln. 7-8pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. 07979 800 299.

SARISBURY GREEN: Community Centre, The Green. 8-10pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. £2.50. 01489 573 114.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Library, Spur Rd. 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the Museum. A group for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote undrstanding about life in the services, and life for covilians during times of conflict. (023) 9284 1762 / iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

CATHERINGTON: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Horndean Camera Club meeting.Speakers, competitions, and home evenings where members show their expertise in photographic techniques and post-processing. horndeancameraclub.org.uk.

FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Pl. 10am-12pm. Circle of Friends Arts and Crafts. Friendly group sharing ideas and enjoying life. £3. (023) 9289 0500.

GIGS

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.

PARK GATE: Royal British Legion, 366 Brook Ln. 8-10.30pm. The Clive New Big Band. Free. (023) 9269 3988.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, Kent St. 11am. Much Ado About Nothing. See today.

WALKS & TALKS

BAFFINS: Stacey Centre, Walsall Rd. 10.30am. Baffins Pond / Milton Foreshore walk. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

COSHAM: Meet at King George V Playing Fields, Northern Rd. Try the new route around the Lido and Wakeboarding Park, then continuing over the footbridge. (023) 9268 8390.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Group walk with views of the Spinnaker Tower. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake Cafe. 10.30am. Southsea seafront group walk. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College, Grove Rd South. 7.30pm. The Korean War and its Significance. Talk by Stephen Prince, head of the naval historical branch at the Ministry of Defence.

WORKSHOPS

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-12pm. Mini makers. A world of colour and creativity for children aged five and below. Led by trained arts professionals. £3 per child. (023) 9277 8080 / aspex.org.uk.

THURSDAY

DANCING

crofton: Community Centre, Stubbington Ln. 9.30-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. 07979 800 299.

WATERLOOVILLE: St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Padnell Rd. 7-8pm. Ballroom and latin beginners’ dance class. 07505 191 596 / dancerevival.co.uk.

EVENTS

COPNOR: Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. A fresh, homemade 2 course lunch, tea/coffee, raffle ticket and a game of bingo or entertainment. £5. (023) 9261 7890.

COSHAM: Library, Spur Rd. 2-4pm. Relax with colouring. For adults. Beat stress and aid relaxation. Drop-in, all materials provided. (023) 9268 8259.

FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Pl. 10.30am-12pm. Singing for Wellbeing. Enjoy the benefits of singing together in a fun setting. £3. (023) 9289 0500.

FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Pl. 2-4pm Friendship Group. Enjoy a different activity each week whilst meeting new friends. £3. (023) 9289 0500.

PORTCHESTER: Community Centre. 9.30-11am. Teeny Tots Freeflow Play Session. £2.50, includes refreshments.

SOUTHSEA: St. James’ Church Hall, Milton Rd. 11am. Singercise. A fun fitness session for older and disabled people. Tea and chat after. £2.50. 07754 528 814.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm.The Salesman (12A). While both participating in a production of ‘Death of a Salesman’, a teacher’s wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife’s traumatized objections. 07435 029 408 / no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Rd. 7pm-12am. Broken-mic night hosted by Jay Groovara. Bands need to book in advance, full PA and video streaming provided. (023) 9282 0896.

MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Baptist Church Hall, North St. 10am-12pm. Country Market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, local meat, eggs, plants and crafts.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, Kent St. 7.30pm. Much Ado About Nothing. See today.

WALKS & TALKS

HILSEA: Meet in Scott Road car park, off Military Road. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines group walk. Uneven footpaths around Foxes Forest. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

HILSEA: Meet at the Mountbatten Centre entrance of Alexandra Park. 6.30pm. Group walk. Flat, circular route up to Hilsea Lido and back. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1762.

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