What’s on for Friday April 12, 2013

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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.

FRIDAY, APRIL 12

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Secret Society. Featuring DJ Druid, Technikore. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. Thunderdome. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-2.30pm. It’s A Sin. With resident DJs Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Doug Segal: How To Read Minds and Influence People. Everyone who sees this show will leave with an amazing mind trick they can do with their friends. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Joel Dommett, Suzi Ruffell and Adam Bloom. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Methodist Church and Pastoral Centre, 19, High Street. (PO10 7AQ). 1pm-3.30pm. Emsworth Arts and Crafts Market. Come and browse the many arts and crafts made by local people. 07812 938 719.

HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). 1.30pm-3.30pm. May Day Preparations. May pole dancing and creative activities for children. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-midday. Messy Family Fun. Learn new skills, have fun, try out art and craft with a biblical theme, and enjoy lunch together as a family. Details: Alan Lihou, 07591 702 020, messyfamilyfun.tumblr.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy, Metamorphic Technique and Indian Head Massage. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Admission: £5-£8.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-5.15pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of garden and parklands, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Church, Somers Road, Somers Town. 3pm-5pm. Messy Family Fun. Learn new skills, have fun, try out art and craft with a biblical theme, and enjoy a hot meal together as a family. Details: Alan Lihou, 07591 702 020, messyfamilyfun.tumblr.com.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Tony Edsell. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: History Centre, Second Floor Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. 9.30am-5pm. A Tale of One City. Displays about the history of the African Women’s Forum, including artefacts from Cameroon, Ghana and Zanazibar. (023) 9281 9311.

PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Story Building, Historic Dockyard. 10am-6pm. Les Miserables Costumes on Display. Featuring 19 costumes and a selection of props from the film.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Song for Marion (PG); 8pm. Directed by Paul Andrew Williams. Starring: Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, Vanessa Redgrave, Terence Stamp and Anne Reid. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. To The Wonder (12A); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Terrence Malick. Starring: Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko and Javier Bardem. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Portsmouth Film Society, Havelock Community Centre, 324, Fawcett Road. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG), midday. US, 2012. The New York Zoo escapees are chased across Europe. To hide out, they join the circus. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (12A), 2pm; UK, 2012. Directed by Lasse Hallström. Starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Amr Waked. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Daryl Kellie. Admission £8. (01420) 472 664.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Sam Johns Appeal Charity Night.

HAVANT: Wheelwright Arms, Emsworth Road. 9pm. Rock A Toons. Rock covers band.

LAVANT: Memorial Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Concert. Featuring Smokey Mountain Boys. Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. The Targets. Mod tribute band. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Kitsch N D’Or Restaurant, 37, Eldon Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Sweet ’n’ Hot. Jazz duo (vocal and piano). (023) 9286 1519.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Spike’s Legendary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Monkey Waiters. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. Doghouse. Rock/party band. (023) 9282 1658.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. This Way Up. (01329) 832123.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Cast includes Corrinne Wicks, Tom Butcher, Sarah Thomas and Jim Alexander. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. Andy Capp: The Musical. Presented by Hayling Musical Society and based on the cartoon strip. Admission £10. (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Hairspray. Starring Mark Benton, Lucy Benjamin, Marcus Collins and Freya Sutton. Admission: £20-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. AC/DC UK. They look like them, they sound like them, and they generate the rock and roll atmosphere of AC/DC live in concert. Admission £17.50. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Scorched. A moving, Oscar-nominated thriller with twists and turns, set in war-torn Lebanon, that will keep you guessing to the final denouement. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. An Audience with Jonathan Miller. Admission £18, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: meet Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront Walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. 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.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Biohazzard. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm. Amplified Sessions: Room Two. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 10pm. Amplified Sessions. Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 10am-4pm.Stand Up Comedy Adult Workshop. Led by Marc Blake. Admission £35 (inc lunch). (01329) 223100.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Havant Comedy Club. With resident host Joe Wells. Headliner: David Trent. Support from Julian Deane, Jessica Fostekew and Laura Carr. Admission £9.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 8pm. Andy Parsons: I’ve Got A Shed. Admission £24.50. (023) 9282 8282.

CONCERTS

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

CLUBBING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 4pm-1am. Gosport Soul Club All Dayer: special guest Kev Roberts. Large dance floor (talc allowed). Admission: £8 in advance; £10 on door.

EVENTS

ALTON: High Street. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 10.30am-3pm. Clanfield Crafts. Featuring a variety of crafts, including macrame, knitting and crochet, silversmith jewellery, textiles, soaps and candles, fused glass, photography, etc. 07954 584 090.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-1pm. The Native American Peoples of the Northern Plains. Half-day workshop on the historic tribal cultures of the Plains Indian tribes of the Northern Plains of America. Admission £7, must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10.30am. Storytelling Session. Hear about and get involved in a magical world full of faraway places and silly stories. For four to eight year olds. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Forest of Bere Bowman’s Field (signposted from Village Centre). 2pm-5pm. Have A Go At Archery. All welcome. (023) 9259 5738, fobbcommittee@yahoo.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Technology Department, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 10am-4pm. Solent Guild of Woodcarvers and Sculptors Carve-in. All welcome. (023) 9259 9153 for further information.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 7.30pm. British Orthodox Service. Join the British Orthodox community in our city for its monthly service.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, Milton Road, Milton. 10am-1pm. Table Top Sale. Refreshments available. Tables £5. Admission free. (023) 9273 1130.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Parish Hall, Links Lane. 10am-1pm. Craft Fair. Varied craft stalls, including textiles, jewellery, book binding, pewter, ceramics, candles, cards, beads, glass, woodwork, quilting and furniture renovation, etc.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-5.15pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of garden and parklands, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4.15pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Tony Edsell. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Secrets of the Solent. Film, photographs, artefacts and paintings by Sarah Morrish. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: History Centre, Second Floor Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. 10am-3.30pm. A Tale of One City. Displays about the history of the African Women’s Forum, including artefacts from Cameroon, Ghana and Zanazibar. (023) 9281 9311.

PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Story Building, Historic Dockyard. 10am-6pm. Les Miserables Costumes on Display. Featuring 19 costumes and a selection of props from the film.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Sammy’s Great Escape 2D (PG); 8pm. Directed by Vincent Kesteloot and Ben Stassen. Featuring the voices of Pat Carroll, Cinda Admas, Dino Andrade and Wesley Johnny. Song for Marion (PG); 8pm. Directed by Paul Andrew Williams. Starring: Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, Vanessa Redgrave, Terence Stamp and Anne Reid. (01428) 642161 for further details.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Song for Marion (PG); 7pm. UK, 2013. Directed by Paul Williams. Starring: Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston and Vanessa Redgrave. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GARDENS

SWANMORE: Paterson Centre, Church Road (SO32 2PA). 12.30pm for 1pm-5pm. Gardens Open. About five gardens of varying sizes will be open in aid of St Barnabas Church. Tickets £6 (inc shuttle bus) available from Paterson Centre. Free car park opposite the church.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Fareham WMC, Mill Road. Jake Rafferty. farehamwmc.com.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Ivan J. Soul and Motown classics.

GOSPORT: RMA Club, 66, Fareham Road. 7.30pm-late. The Punk Pirates. Admission £3.

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7.30pm. The Outside Track. Support from Bob Wood. Organised by Grayshott Folk Club. New members welcome. Admission £12. (01428) 607096, grayshottfolkclub.co.uk, grayshott.com/folk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Kelly Woods. Soul. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8.30pm. The Fabulous Rachel Harding. Singing Northern Soul.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Veronique Devine and The Vixens present: Rock with the Foxes. Featuring Foxer, plus glamorous show girl Lilly Della Rosa, belly dancer Amandina and wig wearing posh boy Alfie Ordinary. Admission £5 in advance, £7 on door. rmatavern.co.uk.

PURBROOK: The Woodman, London Road. 8.30pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Trevor John. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Mr Big Stuff. Eight-piece funk and soul band. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. Vendetta. All-girl rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 1.30pm, 7.15pm. Gosport Gang Show. Fast moving musical revue combining the talents of over 100 young members of the Gosport and Fareham Scout and Guide Associations. Admission: £9 matinee; £12 evening. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk, gosportgangshow.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Cast includes Corrinne Wicks, Tom Butcher, Sarah Thomas and Jim Alexander. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Andy Capp: The Musical. Presented by Hayling Musical Society and based on the cartoon strip. Admission £10. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 7pm. The Nightingale. Horse & Bamboo make theatre that is fantastically visual. Admission: £7.50, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Hairspray. Starring Mark Benton, Lucy Benjamin, Marcus Collins and Freya Sutton. Admission: £20-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Scorched. A moving, Oscar-nominated thriller with twists and turns, set in war-torn Lebanon, that will keep you guessing to the final denouement. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 2pm. Elgar and Carice. Illustrated talk by Martin Bird, editor of The Elgar Society Journal. Organised by the Elgar Society Southern Branch. All welcome. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

WEST HARTING: meet Ryefield Cottages (GR SU775224). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.40am. (01730) 269253.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 4pm. Music Foundation Concert. Featuring Elise Fairley (mezzo soprano). Admission free, retiring collection in aid of the St Mary’s Music Foundation which supports young people from the area in developing their musical skills.

DANCING

WICKHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane. 1.30pm-4pm. Olive and Janet invite you to an Afternoon Tea Dance. Admission £3. (023) 9273 3393 or 07980 058 310.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fareham WMC, Mill Road. Sunday is bingo and quiz night. farehamwmc.com.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening bingo and quiz night in the lounge.

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: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Titanic. An evening of song and dance aboard the famous ocean liner. Admission: £12, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-5.15pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of garden and parklands, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.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. 1pm-4.15pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Tony Edsell. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Secrets of the Solent. Film, photographs, artefacts and paintings by Sarah Morrish. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Story Building, Historic Dockyard. 10am-6pm. Les Miserables Costumes on Display. Featuring 19 costumes and a selection of props from the film.

GARDENS

SWANMORE: Paterson Centre, Church Road (SO32 2PA). 12.30pm for 1pm-5pm. Gardens Open. About five gardens of varying sizes will be open in aid of St Barnabas Church. Tickets £6 (inc shuttle bus) available from Paterson Centre. Free car park opposite the church.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: The Lord Raglan, Queens Street. 8.30pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

PORTSMOUTH: Moneyfields S&SC, Moneyfield Avenue, Copnor. 6pm-9pm. Mojo Dollar. Playing 60s mod, beat and soul.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 2pm-6pm. Acoustic Afternoon with Herbie, Keith, Graham and gang. All welcome to listen or join in.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8pm. The Milton James Four. Trad jazz. (023) 9275 2488.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. More Than Conquerors. With special guests: Oui Legionnaires; Two Thirty Two; and Waking Aida. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. Secret Smile. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. Afoostic. Foo Fighers acoustic tribute. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm. Hairspray. Starring Mark Benton, Lucy Benjamin, Marcus Collins and Freya Sutton. Admission: £20-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

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.

MONDAY, APRIL 15

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. Admission £2.50. (023) 9271 0060.

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

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Entertainments Hall, Locksway Road, Milton. 7.30pm-10.15pm. Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence Dance. Dancing with Elaine Hardy. All welcome. BYO refreshments. Admission £3.50. (023) 9235 5388, 07732 968 236.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Conservative Club, Spur Road. 7.30pm. Cosham Phoenix Social Club. With a varied programme of events. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9237 0030, 9269 1740.

COSHAM: Medina School, Medina Road. 9.15am-11.15am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10.30am-midday. New Age Kurling. Friendly competitive fun with gentle exercise. All welcome. Admission: £2.50 session. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mark’s Church Hall Committee Room, Derby Road, North End. 10am-midday. The Young at Heart Club, a club for the over 50s. Come along for chat, quizzes, raffles, activities and speakers, with tea/coffee.

PORTSMOUTH: Wells Smith Room, St Cuthbert’s Church Centre, Hayling Avenue. 9.15am-11.15am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Tony Edsell. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: History Centre, Second Floor Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. 9.30am-5pm. A Tale of One City. Displays about the history of the African Women’s Forum, including artefacts from Cameroon, Ghana and Zanazibar. (023) 9281 9311.

GIGS

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. 8pm. Forest Folk. Featuring: The Outside Track. All welcome. Admission £12. (023) 9226 4288 info@forestfolk.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. British Sea Power. Plus special guests Milk & Biscuits. Admission £13.50. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm. Tales From the Street. Four monologues presented by the Bootleg Theatre Company. Admission £8 (inc post show buffet). (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7pm. Gala Night: in aid of the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth’s Appeal. Starring: The Three Belles, Ceri Dupree, The Wez Sebastian (Liza Minelli Tribute), Giselle Academy, Funky Feet, The Portsmouth Players, Richard Slaughter, A Hollywood Stuntman and many more. Admission £12-£15. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Scorched. A moving, Oscar-nominated thriller with twists and turns, set in war-torn Lebanon, that will keep you guessing to the final denouement. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: The Link (formerly Uncle Tom’s Cabin), Havant Road. 2pm-4pm. Living With Auntie [BBC]. Talk by Rona Musker, organised by the Portsdown Branch of the U3A. All welcome. Admission: £2. (023) 9237 8785, 9237 4044.

GOSPORT: Serenity Sanctuary, 89, Brockhurst Road (PO12 3AT). 3pm-4pm. Light (Living in Greater Health Today) Group. An informal friendly group for people experiencing CFS/ME/FM and other chronic illnesses, run by people who have experienced these challenges themselves. (023) 9252 1673.

HAVANT: Warblington School Drama Room, Southleigh Road. 7.30pm-9pm. The Big Tiny World of Plankton. A talk by Rowena Stern, organised by The Science Discovery Group). All welcome. Admission: £2. (01243) 373848.

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Assheton Court. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Castle View WI monthly meeting. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9238 9443.

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 South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. 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. 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.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

DANCING

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 2pm-2.30pm. Teddy Bear Tales! Stories for pre-school children. Snuggle down with your teddy and join our staff as they read stories featuring some of our favourite bears. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 9.15am-11.15am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Knit and Natter. Friendly group of beginners and experienced knitters. Just turn up and give it a go. Just £1.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: St Francis Church, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

SOUTHSEA: 12, Victoria Road South. 7pm. Ramillies Patient Participation Group Meeting. All interested patients of the practice are welcome. (023) 9282 3857.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Tony Edsell. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-5pm. Calligraphy in Portsmouth. Exhibition of creative calligraphy by adult education students from Portsmouth College. portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: History Centre, Second Floor Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. 9.30am-6pm. A Tale of One City. Displays about the history of the African Women’s Forum, including artefacts from Cameroon, Ghana and Zanazibar. (023) 9281 9311.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: The Portsmouth Film Society, Omega Centre, Omega Street (PO5 4LP). King of Pigs (15), 8pm; S Korea, 2011. Subtitled. Animation directed by Sang-ho Yeon. Featuring the voices of Yang Ik-june, Kim Kkobbi and Kim Hye-na. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

WINCHESTER: Everyman Cinema, The Screen, Southgate Street. The Guard (15); 8.15pm for 8.30pm. Ireland, 2011. Comedy directed by John Michael McDonagh. Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle and Mark Strong. winchesterfilmsociety.co.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, Market Square. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Write Angle Poetry and Music Open Mic Night. Featuring special guest Mark Niel, poet laureate of Milton Keynes. Tickets £4. petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Lounge @ The RMA. Acoustic showcase night. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russells, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... Boo the Ghost, 7pm; Sean Michael Fisher, 7.30pm; The High Wire Act, 8pm; Alfie Ordinary, 8.30pm; Eileen Kenny, 9pm; Leigh Mary Stokes, 9.30pm; Shotaway, 10m-11pm.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Beth Orton. Plus special guests Dan Michaelson. Admission £18.50. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHWICK: Golden Lion, High Street. 8.15pm-11pm. Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. (023) 9221 0437.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Charley’s Aunt. Farce by Brandon Thomas, presented by Creative Cow. Admission: £13-£24.50 concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Hairspray. Starring Mark Benton, Lucy Benjamin, Marcus Collins and Freya Sutton. Admission: £20-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Solid Silver 60s Show 2013. Featuring the talents of Mike Pender, Dave Berry and Wayne Fontana, all backed by New Amen Corner and with special guests The Merseybeats. Admission £23-£25. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Scorched. A moving, Oscar-nominated thriller with twists and turns, set in war-torn Lebanon, that will keep you guessing to the final denouement. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

LISS: Triangle Centre. 7.30pm. Fine Cell Work – a social enterprise that trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework to foster hope, discipline and self-esteem. Talk by Louisa Macfarlane, organised by Liss in Stitches. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £5 for visitors. (01730) 890098.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Parish Hall, Castle Street. 7.30pm. Joys of Hampshire Woodland. Talk by Richard Hedley, organised by the Portchester Civic Society. Visitors and new members welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: British Rail Social Club, Selbourne Terrace, Fratton. 7.30pm for 8pm. Variety on Southern. Illustrated talk by Hugh Davis. Organised by the Portsmouth Regional Group of the Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: by £2 donation. (023) 9267 1251.

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Institute, 238, Havant Road. 1.30pm for 2pm-4pm. Mystery and History of Nursery Rhymes, Part Two. Talk by Tessa Daines, organised by the Over 50 Friendship Centre. Visitors welcome. Admission £1.50 (inc tea and biscuit).

PORTSMOUTH: meet Baffins Community Centre, Westover Road, Copnor. 10.30am. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore Walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime Walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. 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.

STUBBINGTON: Stubbington Snooker Club, 27a, Stubbington Green. 7.30pm. Origins of the Britten-Norman Company and its Aircraft. Illustrated talk by Bob Wealthy, organised by the Gosport Aviation Society. All welcome. Admission £3.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

DANCING

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Partner not necessary. New or experienced dancers welcome, as are visitors and new members. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 1pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £4. (023) 9273 1281.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7.45pm-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members are always welcome. (023) 0261 3409, 9271 0060.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Local and Naval Studies Centre, High Street. 10am-12.30pm. Naval History Drop-in Clinic. Having difficultly finding a naval ancestor or information about the ships they served on? Then come along and meet our expert for help and advice. (023) 9252 3463.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-1pm. Community BOOST Table Top and Craft Sale. Meet community organisations and craft businesses. Tables: 6ft at £6 and 4ft at £4. Refreshments available. (023) 9255 1706 or 9255 1303 to book a table.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Adventure Playground, Malins Road, Buckland. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10.30am-midday, repeated 2pm-3.30pm. Portsmouth’s Historic Environment Record: content, purpose and ongoing work. All welcome. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-midday. Arts and Crafts Group. Join in with what’s happening or bring your own project to do. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: Isambard Brunel Junior School, Wymering Road, North End. 9.15am-11.15am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. Cliff’s Masala and Film Night. Slumdog Millionaire. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHWICK: Golden Lion, High Street (PO17 6EB). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Nikki. 07887 826 081, solentsocialising.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Tony Edsell. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-5pm. Calligraphy in Portsmouth. Exhibition of creative calligraphy by adult education students from Portsmouth College. portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: History Centre, Second Floor Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. 9.30am-6pm. A Tale of One City. Displays about the history of the African Women’s Forum, including artefacts from Cameroon, Ghana and Zanazibar. (023) 9281 9311.

FILMS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. The Words (tbc); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Dennis Quaid and Olivia Wilde. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Gangster Squad (15); 7pm. USA, 2013. Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Starring: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Naked Beats. Live poetry plus music fusion. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Gaz Coombes. Plus special guests Spring Offensive, and Melodramas. Admission £12.50. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Charley’s Aunt. Farce by Brandon Thomas, presented by Creative Cow. Admission: £13-£24.50 concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. The History of Jazz Piano with Richard Michael. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Hairspray. Starring Mark Benton, Lucy Benjamin, Marcus Collins and Freya Sutton. Admission: £20-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Russian Cossacks. Three hundred costumes, 40 world-class performers. Admission £18.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Scorched. A moving, Oscar-nominated thriller with twists and turns, set in war-torn Lebanon, that will keep you guessing to the final denouement. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

LISS: meet Newman Collard Recreation Ground car park (GR SU779274). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.35am. (01730) 269253.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Old Portsmouth Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Bransbury Park Community Centre, Eastney Road. 10.30am. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, Copnor, 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore Walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond/longer walk to Milton foreshore. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. 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.

PURBROOK: meet Purbrook Heath car park (opposite The Rowans). 10.30am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Seven-mile circular walk. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

SOUTHSEA: meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am. Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront Walk. Through the Rose Garden and Rock Garden. 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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Shazia Mirza: Cuckooland. Brand new show. Admission £14.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live! Featuring David Price (organ). Admission: £3, concs. (023) 9282 3300.

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.35.

EVENTS

CLANFIELD: Petersgate Infant School, Green Lane (PO8 0JU). 2pm. Plant and Jumble Sale. Organised by the Clanfield Gardening Club. All welcome. Volunteers required. clanfieldgardeningclub.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Paulsgrove Community Centre, Marsden Road, Paulsgrove. 1.15pm-2.45pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club for the over 55s. Different activity each week with a welcoming friendly group. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. Midday. Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch – the money raised will be used to support a charity.

SOUTHSEA: Second Chance House, Somers Bridge Road, Somers Town. 9.30am-11.30am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

SOUTHSEA: St Jude’s Church, Kent Road. 7pm for 7.30pm. Mother India. Film about life in India through the eyes of the orphan. Details: motherindiafilm.com.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey, cards, jewellery, wood craft, craft, cakes, and plants. Coffee and tea available. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Tony Edsell. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-5pm. Calligraphy in Portsmouth. Exhibition of creative calligraphy by adult education students from Portsmouth College. portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: History Centre, Second Floor Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. 9.30am-6pm. A Tale of One City. Displays about the history of the African Women’s Forum, including artefacts from Cameroon, Ghana and Zanazibar. (023) 9281 9311.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection. Blues, folk. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Ashley Scrace, 7pm; Ben Brookes, 7.30pm; George Wedlake, 8pm; Midnight Wire, 8.30pm; Van Susans, 9pm; Eden, 9.30pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 10pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. Danny and The Dreamtones.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Bromheads. Plus special guests Bellyeyesmile. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 7.30pm. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol. Comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr, presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission: £6. 07502 037 922.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Charley’s Aunt. Farce by Brandon Thomas, presented by Creative Cow. Admission: £13-£24.50 concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Hairspray. Starring Mark Benton, Lucy Benjamin, Marcus Collins and Freya Sutton. Admission: £20-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Scorched. A moving, Oscar-nominated thriller with twists and turns, set in war-torn Lebanon, that will keep you guessing to the final denouement. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. West Side Story. Presented by SJ Theatre Productions. Admission £16, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road. 7pm. The History of Fort Blockhouse. Talk by local historian Chris Donnithorne. All welcome. Admission £10. Raising funds for the HMS Alliance Appeal. (023) 9254 5034.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 2pm. Meon Valley Heartstart Group with CPR Instruction. Talk organised by Lee-on-the-Solent Residents Association. All welcome. (023) 9255 1706 or 9255 1303.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Scott Road car park (off Military Road by The News Centre). 10.30am. Hilsea Lines Walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ with its abundance of wildlife. 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 Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, King Street. 10.30am. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

SOUTHSEA: New Benildus Hall, St John’s College, Grove Road South. 7pm for 7.30pm. St John’s College Politics Society meeting. Sir Nick Harvey, Lib Dem MP for North Devon since 1992, will address the society about the experience of working in partnership with another political party. Refreshments available. stjohnscollege.co.uk.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Retro Reflections. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Wolf Cub Club. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Lucy Porter: People Person. Lucy’s brand new show. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

DANCING

COSHAM: St Colman’s Hall, St Colman’s Avenue (PO6 2JJ). 8pm-10.15pm. TPP Dance Club Social Dance. Ballroom, Latin, sequence. Large dance floor. Admission: £3 in advance, £4 on door. 07989 124 089.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £3. (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Methodist Church and Pastoral Centre, 19, High Street. (PO10 7AQ). 1pm-3.30pm. Emsworth Arts and Crafts Market. Come and browse the many arts and crafts made by local people. 07812 938 719.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy, Metamorphic Technique and Indian Head Massage. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Admission: £5-£8.

SOBERTON: St Peter’s Church, School Hill. 7pm. Evening to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. Hosted by Friends of St Peter’s, with refreshments. An illustrated talk by Cdr Rob Scott and an act of remembrance. Admission £7.50, concs. Proceeds to be shared between Friends of St Peter’s and the Royal British Legion. (01489) 877237.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Tony Edsell. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-5pm. Calligraphy in Portsmouth. Exhibition of creative calligraphy by adult education students from Portsmouth College. portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: History Centre, Second Floor Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. 9.30am-5pm. A Tale of One City. Displays about the history of the African Women’s Forum, including artefacts from Cameroon, Ghana and Zanazibar. (023) 9281 9311.

FILMS

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. Argo (15); 2.30pm, 7.30-m. Directed by Ben Affleck. Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, Tate Donovan and Kerry Bishé. Admission £3-£4. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Stoker (18); 7pm. USA, 2013. Directed by Chan-wook Park. Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

HAVANT: Wheelwright Arms, 27, Emsworth Road. 9pm. Neandertones.

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club. Featuring: The Nigel Bagge Band. All welcome. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Bridge Tavern Upper Deck, 54, East Street. 7.30pm. Tongue & Grooves Supporters’ Annual Meeting. Followed by entertainment from Janet Ayers and a short reading from ‘This Island City – Portsmouth in Poetry’. 07775 244 573, tongues-and-grooves.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8.30pm. DJ Soul Boots: Northern Soul and Ska Night.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Wickid Grin. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Big Blue Gig Edge Stage. Featuring: Bemis, and The Courtiers. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Mayfield. Funk. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. Lynchpin. Rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Big Blue Gig. In aid of the Tom Prince Cancer Trust. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 7.30pm. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol. Comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr, presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission: £6. 07502 037 922.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Charley’s Aunt. Farce by Brandon Thomas, presented by Creative Cow. Admission: £13-£24.50 concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Hairspray. Starring Mark Benton, Lucy Benjamin, Marcus Collins and Freya Sutton. Admission: £20-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 1pm, 4pm. Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. Packed full of games, songs and laughter, live on stage for the very first time. Admission £11.50-£15.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Scorched. A moving, Oscar-nominated thriller with twists and turns, set in war-torn Lebanon, that will keep you guessing to the final denouement. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. West Side Story. Presented by SJ Theatre Productions. Admission £16, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: meet Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront Walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. 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.