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What’s on for the bank holiday weekend

TOP TALENT all the way from Russia has come to town.Moscow State Circus is at Southsea Common until June 1.

TOP TALENT all the way from Russia has come to town.Moscow State Circus is at Southsea Common until June 1.

A guide to what’s on across the area this weekend

TODAY

CONCERTS

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Herritage Centre, East Street. (PO9 1BS). 8pm. Absolution Blues concert. Blues band that will entertain all Blues music fans. Admission £10. (0230 9247 2700.

MILTON: Mr Pickwick Portsmouth, Milton Road. 8.45pm. Reactor 1. 07617 180 937.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. Featuring James Brawn (piano). Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission: non-members £7 on door. (023) 9282 0317, portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane (PO3 5XT). 8pm-11pm. ALN Ballroom Dance. Admission £4. No bar, BYO. 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

EASTNEY: Park on St GeorgesRoad and Esplanade, Southsea. 1pm-4pm. Cycle ride that is part of the World Naked Bike Ride. The event is to draw attention to profligate of fossil fuels and the dangers presented to cyclists by motor vehicles and poor road facilities. 01329 221530.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. (GU30 7LP). 11am-5pm. A Countryside Celebration. new event for this year. It will celebrate agricultural machinery – steam engines, tractors, stationary engines, tools, equipment and traditional crafts. Admission: adults £14, children £10. Visit hollycombe.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. (PO12 1BT). 11am-midday. Row, row, row your boat story time special. Make your own animal finger puppet and listen to stories. Suitable for under 10. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, Eastney. 1pm-5pm. Eastney Beam Engine House Open Day. See the magnificent Boulton and Watt Beam Engine in its original site. Admission free. (023) 9282 7261.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10.15am-11.30am. Top Banana Circus Workshops. Circus skills session for children eight-12 years old. Children will learn juggling, diablo and tightwire. Booking is essential. Call 07944 286 278.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street. 10am-3.30pm. Spirituality Day. Stations of the Resurrection by Chris Prior-Jones and Max Millett. Admission: £8.50. Call (023) 9289 9678 to book.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 3pm, 6pm. The Moscow State Circus. Admission £10-£35, concs. Box office 0203 375 3970, moscowstatecircus.com.

TITCHFIELD: Parish Rooms, The Square. 2pm-4pm. Scrap Happy Young Quilters Group. For six to 16 year olds. Have fun and learn to sew small patchwork projects for all abilities. Admission £3 per child. Accompanying adults welcome, especially with young children. yquilters@uwclub.net, (023) 9258 5194.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by The Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, North Street. (PO10 7DD). 2.30pm-4.30pm. D-Day for Emsworth and its people. Emsworth resident, Bob Duncan, has organised an exhibition on the effects of the war and build-up to D-Day people of Emsworth. 01243 378091.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 6pm. Nymphomanic: Volums one and two. (U). Director Lars Von Trier. Staring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard and Stacy Martin. Admission: £7.50. 07435 029 408.GARDENS

GOSPORT: Alverstoke Crescent Garden, Crescent Road. 10am-4pm. Garden Open. Restored Regency ornamental garden, lovingly maintained by community/council partnership. Heritage, history and horticulture. Plants, teas. Admission by donation.

GIGS

COPNOR: Harvest Home, Copnor Road. (PO 3 5AN). 9pm. Live band Waynes World. (023) 9234 1665.

EASTNEY: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8pm. Non Stop sould/motown. rmatavern.co.uk. (023) 9282 0896.

GOSPORT: The Park Tavern, Park Road. (PO12 2HH). 9pm. Live Music. Andy Beetlestone. 07789 510 608.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 1.45pm and 8pm. Absolution. Admission £16. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: The Mermaid, New Road. 8.30pm. Ella gig. (023) 9261 5119.

PORTSMOUTH: The Old Vic, St Pauls Road. (PO5 4AQ). 8.30pm. Lauren Stanley gig. (023) 9229 7013.

PORTSMOUTH: Mr Pickwi

PORTSMOUTH: The Painters Arms, Lake Road. (PO1 4HA). 8.30pm. Lori-anne gig. (023) 9261 5119.

PORTSMOUTH: Mr Pickwick, Milton Road, Milton. 8.45pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Blue Cognito. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Parade. Jolly Aid. A charity event in aid of the RNBC (Royal Navy) featuring: the M27s, the Mary Jane Band and The Tops’l; Men. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. The Blue Road. Midlands blues/rock trio. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue (PO4 0AW). 7.30pm. RU40. Tribute. Support from DJ Rob Moore. Admission £5. (023) 9229 1198, 07717 748 491.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm, 7.45pm. Stevie. By Hugh Whitemore, a tribute to the life and work of Stevie Smith. Starring Zoë Wanamaker. Admission: £24-£33. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7.30pm. The Shakespeare Revue. Devised by Christopher Luscombe and Malcolm McKee and performed by the Grayshott Stagers. Admission £11.50. boxoffice@grayshottstagers.co.uk, grayshottstagers.co.uk.

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. (PO1 3BS). 7.30pm. A Streetcar Named Desire. A new production for 2014. Intense drama written by American playwright, Tennessee Williams. Admission: £16. Call (023) 9273 7370.

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 6.30pm. Iris Barnes School of Dance. Admission: £11-£13. kings-southsea.com.

WALKS & TALKS

ISLE OF WIGHT: meet Portsmouth Harbour for Fast Cat to Ryde,9.15am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Six-mile linear walk via Wroxall and Sibden Hill to Shanklin. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.


IPING COMMON: meet Iping Common car park, south of A272 between Trotton and Midhurst (GR SU853 220). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.20am. 07980 194 120.

PORTSMOUTH: meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore Walk. A brisk walk over uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

TOMORROW

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Christ Church, Old Market Avenue (off South Street). 2pm doors for 2.30pm-4.30pm. Music on Sundays. Featuring Aisa Ijirli (piano) playing music by Debussy, Takemitsu, Rachmaninov, Manuel de Falla and Prokofiev. Visitors and new members welcome. (01243) 527425, musiconsundays.co.uk.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road. (PO6 3DY). 7.30pm. Club 50 disco with golden oldies and disco classics. Admission £4, guests £5. (023) 9225 1958.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. (PO17 6AN). 11am-5pm. American Civil War event. Step back in time and experience life during thr American Civil War. Experience an infantry drill, watch firings and a re-enacted battle. Admission £3 adults, £2 children. Visit royalarmouries.org.
EASTNEY: Beam Engine House, Henderson Road. 1pm-5pm. Eastney Beam Engine House Open Day. See the magnificent Boulton and Watt Beam Engine in its original site. Admission free. (023) 9282 7261.

PORTSMOUTH: Bransbury Park, Eastney. 2pm-5pm. Miniature Railway Rides. Portsmouth Model Engineering Society members offer rides on steam and/or electric locomotives (weather permitting). Rides are 40p per person for two circuits of track. portsmouthmes.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street. 8pm. Taize-style-night prayer.

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Assheton Court. 7pm-9pm. Ballroom, Latin, sequence dancing. Admission £3.50. (023) 9235 1162.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 2pm and 5pm. The Moscow State Circus. Admission £10-£35, concs. Box office 0203 375 3970, moscowstatecircus.com.

SWANWICK: Burseldon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane (SO31 7HB). 11am-4pm. Transport Through Time Gala Day. Cars, bikes and motor bikes and lots more. Craft stalls upstairs and activities for children. (01489) 576248, bursledonbrickworks.org.uk.

WINCHESTER: Middlebrook Street and car park. 9am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by The Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, North Street. (PO10 7DD). 2.30pm-4.30pm. D-Day for Emsworth and its people. Emsworth resident, Bob Duncan, has organised an exhibition on the effects of the war and build-up to D-Day people of Emsworth. 01243 378091.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

COPNOR: Harvest Home, Copnor Road. (PO 3 5AN). 3pm. Pub barbecue followed by Blondie tribute act. (023) 9234 1665.

HAVANT: The Westleigh, Maine Road. 8.30pm. Stolen will be playing.

PORTSMOUTH: The Mermaid, New Road. Jodie gig in the pub garden. Children welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: The Registery, Michael’s Road. 7pm. Bank holiday concerts. Beezwax Wax are headlining and are alongside The stayawakes, Lawless, Vincent and the Fire Birds and Slick Minded Individuals. Admission: before 7pm £2 and £3 after. (023) 9288 2981.

PORTSMOUTH: The Old Vic, St Pauls Road. (PO5 4AQ). 8.30pm. Cher Tribute. (023) 9229 7013.

PORTSMOUTH: Alma Arms, Highland Road. 8.45pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Gun Room, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8pm. Tongues and Grooves. Featured poets Stephen Boyce and Alison Hill. Plus open mic. Music from Linda Wilson and friends. Admission £4. tongues-and-grooves.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Parade. 6pm. Frank and Dean, the Kings of Swing. Featuring all your Rat Pack favourites. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Alleycats Open Mic Night. (023) 9282 1658.

WALKS & TALKS

DURLEY: The Farmer’s Home. (SO32 2BT). Midday. Four mile walk in aid of Fareham and Waterlooville Districts Cats Protection. Minimum £10 sponsorship. Visit fareham.cats.org.uk to download a sponorship form.

MONDAY

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

EVENTS

HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church Car Park, West Street. 9am-2pm. Giant Car Boot Sale. Bargains galore. Refreshments on site. Cars £6; vans £8 (gates open 7am). (023) 9248 4520, rchavant.org.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Lower Tye Farm Campsite, Copse Lane. 9am-1pm. Large Car Boot Sale with lots of stalls. Refreshments and toilet are on site. The event has been organised by St Peter’s Church. Donations will be collected at the event. Cars £8; vans £12. (023) 9263 47353.

PORTSMOUTH: Bransbury Park, Eastney. 2pm-5pm. Miniature Railway Rides. Portsmouth Model Engineering Society members offer rides on steam and/or electric locomotives (weather permitting). Rides are 40p per person for two circuits of track. portsmouthmes.co.uk.

PORT SOLENT: The Board Walk. 12pm-4pm. ’70s live music. Put the glam back in your bank holiday with rocking performances from Three Sultan Sheiks and The Bog Rolling Stones. (023) 9221 0606.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 2pm, 5pm. The Moscow State Circus. Admission £10-£35, concs. Box office 0203 375 3970, moscowstatecircus.com.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by The Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, North Street. (PO10 7DD). 2.30pm-4.30pm. D-Day for Emsworth and its people. Emsworth resident, Bob Duncan, has organised an exhibition on the effects of the war and build-up to D-Day people of Emsworth. 01243 378091.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-5pm. Lindsay Taylor. Three dimensional embroidered art exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.

GARDENS

FAREHAM: 2, Shenley Close. 11am-4pm. Garden Open. Small, interesting peaceful garden. Sweeping rockeries with alpines, azaleas, acers, firs and heathers. Clematis and wisteria cover archways and seating areas. Water features include koi and wildlife ponds. Plants, teas. Admission £3.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Bridge Centre, Fratton Road. 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: meet Bus Terminus, Canoe Lake. 1pm. Slow short walk to the Canoe Lake Café. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.
SOUTHSEA: meet South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. (023) 9268 8390.


SOUTHSEA: meet South Parade Pier. 7.30pm. Eastney Seafront Walk. An evening stroll along the seafront towards Eastney, returning via Eastern Parade. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

 

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