What’s On for Monday April 9, 2012

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

TODAY

EVENTS

BURSLEDON, Manor Farm Country Park, Pylands Lane (SO31 1BH). 10am-5pm. Holiday Activities at Manor Farm. A wide variety of fun activities for all the family over the Easter holidays. (01489) 787055, hants.gov.uk/manorfarm.

CHICHESTER, Weald & Downland Open Air Museum. 10.30am-6pm. Enjoy Easter! Demostrations of Easter preparations in the working Tudor kitchen and other themed activities with arts, crafts, games and entertainment. Bonnet making competition with a grand parade at 4pm and a Punch and Judy show! Admission £10 and under. (01243) 811363.

FAREHAM, Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-5pm (11am-5pm, Tues). Easter Fun at the Fort. Guided tours, children’s craft activities, storytelling, gun firings, etc. Fun for all the family. (01329) 233 734, royalarmouries.org.

HAVANT, St Joseph’s Church Grounds, West Street. 9am-2pm. Giant Car Boot Sale. Refreshments on site. Bargains galore. Cars £6. Vans £8. (023) 9248 4520 or rchavant.org.uk.

HORNDEAN, Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). 10am-5pm. Oestara. Chick hunt around the farm. Also children’s craft activities using natural materials. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Bransbury Park, Eastney. 2pm-5pm. Miniature Railway Rides. Portsmouth Model Engineering Society members offer rides on steam and battery-powered locomotives (weather permitting). Rides are 40p for two laps. portsmouthmes.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Family Activity Area. Come aboard HMS Warrior and enjoy pirate art and crafts, costumed role play as sailors swabbing the decks and colouring and quiz sheets. (023) 9289 4558.

PORTSMOUTH, Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm. Family Activity Area. Try on one of our costumes and step back in time. Bring your camera to capture the moment!. (023) 9289 4558.

PORTSMOUTH, St Francis Church Hall, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 11am-2pm. Easter Fair. Easter bonnet competition, tombola, bric-a-brac, games, refreshments, etc. Admission 25p

SOUTHSEA, Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, King Street. 6pm. Zumba Fitness. A six-week course is £18. 07582 370 900.

EXHIBITIONS

EMSWORTH, Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. 100 Years of Worship: St Thomas A’Becket Church, Warblington. Saxon church, rebuilt in the 13th century and restored in Victorian tiems and again recently following a fire in 2011. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Mary Rose Museum, Historic Dockyard. Costumes from ‘The Tudors’. Featuring some of the costumes, which were worn during the final season of the Emmy Award-winning series. (023) 9275 0521 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Shoulder to Shoulder. An exhibition of front line photos. (023) 9281 9385, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm. Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Translated by Michael Frayn and starring Roger Allam, Dervla Kirwan and Timothy West. Admission £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Dirty Dancing. The classic story on stage. Admission £19.50-£48.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

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 Health Development 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 Health Development 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 Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

TOMORROW

COMEDY

WINCHESTER, Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Count Arthur Strong’s Command Performance. The showbiz legend and raconteur returns to the stage to remind us just what we’ve been missing. Admission £15, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

DANCING

HORNDEAN, Barton Hall, Horndean Technology College, Barton Cross. 1pm-4pm. Afternoon Tea Dance. Steve Kingsley will lead sequence, ballroom, Latin, jive and line dnacing. Refreshments available. Admission £3.50. (023) 9259 9753.

PORTSMOUTH, Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane. 7.30pm -10pm. H.A.B.D.A Ballroom and Latin Practice. Social evening, amateur club, all couples welcomed. Please bring your own refreshments. Admission £2. (023) 9235 7689.

EVENTS

BURSLEDON, Manor Farm Country Park, Pylands Lane (SO31 1BH). 10am-5pm. Holiday Activities at Manor Farm. A wide variety of fun activities for all the family over the Easter holidays. (01489) 787055, hants.gov.uk/manorfarm.

FAREHAM, Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-5pm (11am-5pm, Tues). Easter Fun at the Fort. Guided tours, children’s craft activities, storytelling, gun firings, etc. Fun for all the family. (01329) 233 734, royalarmouries.org.

FAREHAM, Methodist Church Hall, Kings Road. 7.30pm. The Ladies of the Solent Sounds Chorus ... sing four part unaccompanied harmony. If you would like to come along you would be assured of a warm welcome. (01329) 282001.

FAREHAM, Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 9am-3pm. Half-term Workshops: Super Street Dance. School years R-2. Tutor: Charlie Sapey. A chance to discover and explore all the excitment that street dance has to offer. Admission £17.50. (01329) 223100, box office.

GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 2pm-3.30pm. Nat Gonella Reading Group. Informal reading group - please call for details. (023) 92552 0521.

HORNDEAN, Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). 10am-5pm. Oestara. Chick hunt around the farm. Also children’s craft activities using natural materials. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

HORNDEAN, Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road. 1pm-4pm. Social Bridge. Come along and play bridge with like-minded friends, whether you are a beginner or have played before. Admission £2.30. (023) 9259 7114, merchistounhall.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Family Activity Area. Come aboard HMS Warrior and enjoy pirate art and crafts, costumed role play as sailors swabbing the decks and colouring and quiz sheets. (023) 9289 4558.

PORTSMOUTH, Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm & 2pm-4pm. Family Activity Area. Try on one of our costumes and step back in time. Bring your camera to capture the moment!. (023) 9289 4558.

SELBORNE, Gilbert White’s House and Garden, Selborne Hill. 10.30am-4.30pm. Easter Holiday Activities: Easter Bunny Eggstravaganza. Great fun for all the family. (01420) 511275, or www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA, D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandy Veterans. During the school holiday there is a chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association and talk to them about their experiences on D-Day and in the Battle of Normandy. (023) 9282 8068.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM, B Level coffee shop, QA Hospital. 10-4 Mon-Fri, 2-4 Sat-Sun. Belinda acrylics, flowers and pets.

GOSPORT, Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. The Return of Edging Out. By popular demand - another youth art exhibition showcasing the exceptional young talent that exists in our area. (023) 9250 1957, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

PORTSMOUTH, Mary Rose Museum, Historic Dockyard. Costumes from ‘The Tudors’. Featuring some of the costumes, which were worn during the final season of the Emmy Award-winning series. (023) 9275 0521 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (closed Mondays). No Place Like Pompey. An exhibition looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (not Mondays). Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (closed Mondays). The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, Richard Lancelyn Green’s Bequest. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Shoulder to Shoulder. An exhibition of front line photos. (023) 9281 9385, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.

SELBORNE, Gilbert White Field Studies Centre, Selborne Hill. 10.30am-5.15pm. Drawn to Antarctica. An exhibition which features paintings, drawings, photographs and sketchbook notes which trace a fascination with Antarctica, for Frances Hatch, which began in 2004. Admission £8.50, concs. (01420) 511275, or www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH, Front Bar, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Teapot Open Mic Night. Musicians of all levels welcome

PORTSMOUTH, The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome

PORTSMOUTH, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Andrews Brothers. An eclectic mix of soul, pop, rock, jazz and country played with style. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, Fountain Inn, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong (ex Van Morrison) Open Mic Night. (023) 9241 2291.

SOUTHSEA, Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Zegema Beach. Plus special guests: Popes of Chilltown; and SR Radio. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Translated by Michael Frayn and starring Roger Allam, Dervla Kirwan and Timothy West. Admission £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Gosport Gang Show. A musical revue for the whole family presented by the scouts and guides of Gosport and Fareham. Admission £9-£12. 0845 224 5108, gosportgangshow.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Dirty Dancing. The classic story on stage. Admission £19.50-£48.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

BISHOPS WALTHAM, St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street. 8pm. German Steam Trains of the Seventies. An illustrated talk by Robert Smith, organised by the Meon Valley Locomotive Society. Visitors and new members welcome

CLANFIELD, Petersgate Infant School, Green Lane (PO8 0JU). 7.30pm. Weird and Wonderful Plants. Illustrated talk by Alan Martin, organised by the Clanfield Gardening Club. Also their In House Spring Show, so please bring your plants. Visitors and new members welcome

HAVANT, The Spring, East Street. 7pm. Emsworth in the Early 19th Century. Speaker: Phillip Robinson. Organised by the Friends of Havant Museum. All welcome. Admission £2. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD, Physic Garden Room, High Street. 10.30am-miday. Photo and a Story. Every photo tells a story. Bring along a photo or two (copies will be safer) of an ancestor and tell us the story behind it. Organised by the Petersfield U3A Family History Group. All welcome. (01730) 827374.

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 Health Development 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 Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH, St Luke’s Church Hall, Greetham Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Monthly Meeting ... of the Dickens Fellowship Birthplace Branch. Including a talk by Dr Tony Williams: The Hero of My Own Life. Also reading from David Copperfield. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1. (023) 9266 4205.

WEDNESDAY

DANCING

CLANFIELD, Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Sequence Dance. Organised by Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50. (023) 9259 8456.

EVENTS

BURSLEDON, Manor Farm Country Park, Pylands Lane (SO31 1BH). 10am-5pm. Holiday Activities at Manor Farm. A wide variety of fun activities for all the family over the Easter holidays. (01489) 787055, hants.gov.uk/manorfarm.

CHICHESTER, Weald & Downland Open Air Museum. 10.30am - 6.00pm. Wonderful Easter Wednesday. Outdoor games, a museum trail, arts and crafts and Victorian and Tudor themed activities. Admission £10 and under. (01243) 811363.

DENMEAD, Mead End pub, 22, Mead End Road. 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host: Paul. solentsocialising.org.uk.

FAREHAM, Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-5pm (11am-5pm, Tues). Easter Fun at the Fort. Guided tours, children’s craft activities, storytelling, gun firings, etc. Fun for all the family. (01329) 233 734, royalarmouries.org.

FAREHAM, Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 9am-3pm. Half-term Workshops: Play in a Day. School years R-2. Tutor: Kate Hadley. Embark on an exciting journey of discovery and wonder and try out different characters along the way. Admission £17.50. (01329) 223100, box office.

GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-12.30pm. Family History Advice Clinic. Come speak to our experts about reserching your ancestors, no need to book. Admission Free. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 5pm-6pm. Cafe Deutsch. Looking for an informal way to improve your language skills - No need to be fluent but no absolute beginners please. Admission free. (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT, meet outside The Spring, East Street. 9.15am. Cycle ride to West Dean and Rake. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

HORNDEAN, Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). 10am-5pm. Oestara. Chick hunt around the farm. Also children’s craft activities using natural materials. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-midday. Arts and Crafts. Fun, friendly group with beginners and experienced crafters alike all welcome. Admission £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH, Milton Village Hall, Milton Road. 6pm. Zumba Fitness. A six-week course is £18. 07582 370 900.

PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Family Activity Area. (023) 9289 4558.