What’s On for Monday July 8, 2013

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

MONDAY, JULY 8

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).

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am-11.45am. JCPF Spiritual Healing Monday Clinic. Donation only. 7.15pm. Tarot for Beginners. With Tim Brooks. (023) 9269 3169 for further details.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Harbour View. Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter returns with his new exhibition featuring new watercolours, oils and drawings inspired by the many ships and yachts visiting Portsmouth Harbour. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-1pm. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Zodiac Gallery, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-6pm. Spice Island Artist Exhibition, Portsmouth Festivities. Come and view pieces by winners of the Portsmouth Festivities Spice Island Art Trail. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Bloodworks. Plus: Doomed From One Day; Headstone Down; and Blind Mentality. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: Langstone Conservative Club, Emsworth Road. 10.30am. Emotional Coaching for Men. Talk, organised by the Havant Complementary Health Group. All welcome. Admission: £3. (023) 9307 9413.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Sellers Coffee House, 1, Kent Road. 7.30pm. Spinnaker Speakers. Become a more confident speaker and better leader. 07713 358 148, spinnakerspeakers.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 9

CONCERTS

COSHAM: The Link, Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Cosham Keyboard and Music Club. This month we have professional player Mark Thompson playing easy listening for all to enjoy. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £5. (023) 9237 6313.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 1pm. Lunchtime Organ Recital. The fourth of a series by Mark Dancer. Admission free, retiring collection.

DANCING

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

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Harbour View. Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter returns with his new exhibition featuring new watercolours, oils and drawings inspired by the many ships and yachts visiting Portsmouth Harbour. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-1pm. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

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: Zodiac Gallery, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-6pm. Spice Island Artist Exhibition, Portsmouth Festivities. Come and view pieces by winners of the Portsmouth Festivities Spice Island Art Trail. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Lounge at 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.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Miss Nightingale: The Burlesque Musical. Sex, scandal and showbiz in 1940s London. Admission: £13-£24.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

BISHOP’S WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street. 8pm. An Insight into the Royal Train. Illustrated talk byMick Foster. Organised by the Meon Valley Locomotive Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9269 8976.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7pm. Charles Lewis, 19th Century – Surveyor of Havant. Illustrated talk by Robert West, organised by the Friends of Havant Museum. All welcome. Admission £2. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: University of Portsmouth’s Portland Building, St James Street (PO1 3AH). 6.30pm for 7pm. British Seaside Holiday History, Architecture and Entertainment. Talk by Jackie Marsh-Hobbs, organised by the Portsea Island Decorative and Fine Art Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9242 3976, portsmouthnadfas.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10

CONCERTS

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 7.30pm. Petersfield Community Choir Summer Concert. Support form ukulele band The Ukes. Free admisison with collection in aid of local charity PLANETS.

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11pm. Terry Alderton – Edinburgh Preview Show! (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club. Come and enjoy some social ballroom dancing, ideal for couples. Admission £3. (023) 9307 7368.

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) 9261 3409, 9271 0060.

EVENTS

LOWER SWANWICK: The Navigator, Bridge Road, (SO31 7EB). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Ed. 07801 278 602, solentsocialising.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10.30am-4pm. The Teddy Bear Doctors. Bring your teddy along for free advice on identification, age or ‘clinical’ needs from local bear experts and restorers. Free estimates for more complex repairs. Small charge for repairs carried out on the day. (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 each session. (023) 9278 0500.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Harbour View. Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter returns with his new exhibition featuring new watercolours, oils and drawings inspired by the many ships and yachts visiting Portsmouth Harbour. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-1pm. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

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: Zodiac Gallery, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-6pm. Spice Island Artist Exhibition, Portsmouth Festivities. Come and view pieces by winners of the Portsmouth Festivities Spice Island Art Trail. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

FILMS

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. Django Unchained (18); 8.30pm. USA, 2012. Directed by: Quentin Tarantino. Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. Admission £5, concs. (01420) 472 664.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Hyde Park on Hudson (12A); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by: Roger Michell. Starring: Bill Murray, Laura Linney and Samuel West. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring Grizzly.

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

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7pm. Strong Choices. Words Not Weapons: Vol II. Admission free. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 3pm, 8pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Evita. Presented by the South Downe Musical Society. Admission £10.50-£14. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Miss Nightingale: The Burlesque Musical. Sex, scandal and showbiz in 1940s London. Admission: £13-£24.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Sleuth. A whodunwhat by Anthony Shaffer. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

BEDHAMPTON: meet Maylands Road. 9.45am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Three-mile linear walk to Farlington. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

GOODWOOD: meet Trundle car park, near Goodwood Race Course (GR SU879113). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An 11-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.25am. (01730) 269253.

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, (PO12 2HE). 8pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club’s first Annual General Meeting. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

PORTCHESTER: meet in the main Portchester Castle car park. 2pm. Portchester Castle. Suitable for beginners. New walkers to arrive 1.45pm to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

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 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.

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, JULY 11

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Kevin Precious: Not Appropriate. A show that will appeal to anyone who has ever taught, or for that matter, been to school. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8pm. Jack FM Comedy Network presents Carl Donnelly. Support from Ahir Shah. MC Paul McCaffrey. Admission £8. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road. 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Club-50 Disco. Golden oldies and disco classics. With Pete Travers. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club. A different activity each week, from bingo, speakers, seated exercises, quizzes, etc with a welcoming friendly group. Admission: £2.50 each session. (023) 9278 0500.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Harbour View. Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter returns with his new exhibition featuring new watercolours, oils and drawings inspired by the many ships and yachts visiting Portsmouth Harbour. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-1pm. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

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: Zodiac Gallery, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-6pm. Spice Island Artist Exhibition, Portsmouth Festivities. Come and view pieces by winners of the Portsmouth Festivities Spice Island Art Trail. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Luke and Sasha, 7pm; Ross Kitcher, 7.30pm; Owen Hackett, 8pm; Lyndsey Cubis Lang, 8.30pm; The Amnesiacs, 9pm; Let’s Go Safari, 9.30pm; Kempes, 10.15pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 10.45pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Where’s The Addiction. Plus: Heaven Shall Fall; Osiris; Earthborn Kings; and Living In Echoes. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. Hot Betty.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Gwyn Ashton. Blues. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Miss Nightingale: The Burlesque Musical. Sex, scandal and showbiz in 1940s London. Admission: £13-£24.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Evita. Presented by the South Downe Musical Society. Admission £10.50-£14. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7pm. Glyndebourne Festival’s Le Nozze di Figaro. Michael Grandage’s production conducted by Jérémie Rhorer. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Twelfth Night 1920s Musical. Shakespeare’s comedy is set to the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. Admission: £12, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Sleuth. A whodunwhat by Anthony Shaffer. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Sir Joseph Banks and Captain James Cook – Plant Hunters. Talk by Mary Holiday-Bishop, organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. A Rwandan Experience. Talk by Antony and Annette Sturmey, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.

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.

FRIDAY, JULY 12

CLUBBING

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

COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. The Phoenix Theatre Comedy Club Pre-Edinburgh Festival. See some of the next generation of comedy greats trying out their festival routines. Admission £10, concs. (01420) 472 664.

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: John Pounds Church, High Street. 7.30pm. The Cantrelle Singers Summer Concert. Admission £5 on door. (023) 9261 2406.

DANCING

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. 6.15pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy and Indian Head Massage. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Admission: £5-£8.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Harbour View. Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter returns with his new exhibition featuring new watercolours, oils and drawings inspired by the many ships and yachts visiting Portsmouth Harbour. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-1pm. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

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.

GIGS

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

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Julia Fordham. Singer-songwriter. (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. The Steve Young Band. rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Foxer. Plus: Bittertown Marys; The Dave Mitchell Duo; and Tuci. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Olu Shola. The King of Cool. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Belle and The Beaus. Soul/funk covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Bog Rolling Stones. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Evita. Presented by the South Downe Musical Society. Admission £10.50-£14. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Miss Nightingale: The Burlesque Musical. Sex, scandal and showbiz in 1940s London. Admission: £13-£24.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. Keep Calm and Carry on Dancing. A show packed full of dance with a sprinkling of songs, presented by Island Dance Fusion. Admission £7.50, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Twelfth Night 1920s Musical. Shakespeare’s comedy is set to the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. Admission: £12, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7pm. Oliver the Musical. Presented by the Kings Youth Theatre. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Sleuth. A whodunwhat by Anthony Shaffer. Admission: £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

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, JULY 13

CLUBBING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 8pm-1am. Gosport Soul Club. Large dance floor (talc allowed). Admission £5 on door.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Neon Ballroom. Admission free. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee-on-the-Solent Tennis Club, 41-47, Manor Way (PO13 9JQ). 7.30pm doors for 8.30pm. LOST Comedy. Featuring: Roger Monkhouse, Suzy Bennett, David Trent. MC Keith Barron. Admission £12. 07799 416 705.

CONCERTS

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green. 7.30pm. Concert by the Hampshire County Youth Choir. Includes Fauré’s Requiem with organ. Details: holytrinitygosport.co.uk/concerts.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. With a members’ evening. Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission: £7 on door. portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 7.30pm. Charity Concert in aid of Naomi House. The Petersfield Chamber Choir and David Groves (organ) perform a programme of music by Mozart and Schubert. Admission free, retiring collection.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 4pm. Music Foundation Concert. The annual concert given by the choir and the young musicians it seeks to support. 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.

EVENTS

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

ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. 11am-3.30pm. Impressions: A Poetry Workshop with Hampshire poet 2012-13 Brian Evans-Jones. Admission £15, concs. (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 10.30am-3.30pm. 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.

EASTLEIGH: Lakeside, Wide Lane (SO50 5PE). 10am-4pm. Learn to Fish Day ... with the Environment Agency. All welcome to this free taster session. 07731 362 612.

EXTON: Manor Farm, Church Lane. 1pm-5pm. Village Fete. Music, entertainment, stalls and refreshments, as well as a Saxon experience in the form of a re-enactment of the battles of 1066. Small entry fee is required.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. CSVAC Stationary Engine Rally. Engines of all sizes and ages dating back to the early 1900s, many demonstrating the type of jobs they would have carried out during their working lives on farms and in factories. Admission £8.50, concs. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

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: Horndean Tech College, Barton Cross. 10.30am-4pm. JCPF Mind Body Soul Fayre. 07508 361 629 for further details.

GOSPORT: Local and Naval Studies Centre, High Street. 10.30am-12.30pm or 1.30pm-3.30pm. Arty-ology Workshops. Family workshops for the Festival of British Archaeology led by a museum learning officer. Suitable for ages six plus. Admission £2.50. Recommended to book in advance, places limited. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: St Thomas the Apostle, Elson Road. 4pm. Songs of Praise and launch of the Great Deanery Treasure Hunt. Treasure hunt involves walking around the town and answering questions about the area. Entry booklet costs £5 and entries must be returned by Saturday, August 31. Prize-giving on Saturday, September 7.

LIPHOOK: Village Hall, 2, Headley Road. 10am-midday. Liphook Market. Handmade cards, ice cream, cakes and preserves, crafts, etc. Plus light refreshments.

LISS: Barr Field, Petersfield Road (B3006). 10am-5pm. Sewards of Petersfield Steam and Vintage Vehicle Gathering. Featuring a wide variety of vintage tractors, cars and steam engines on display as well as food and drink stalls. Admission £2, concs.

MEDSTEAD: Village Green. 2pm. Village Fete. The fete will have a Tour de France theme. With a grand parade (which starts at 1.30pm), craft and trade stalls, a BBQ, and arena entertainment. 07717 767 746.

PETERSFIELD: Queen Elizabeth Country Park. 10am-5pm. South Downs Wood Fair. A weekend event showcasing all aspects of wood, from biomass to garden furniture. woodlandcrafts.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 10am. British Orthodox Service. Join the British Orthodox community in our city for its monthly service.

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.

SPARSHOLT: Sparsholt College, Westley Lane (SO21 2NF). 11am-5pm. Sparsholt’s Taste of Hampshire Food Festival. Sample the very best of Hampshire’s local food and drink. Admission: £8, concs. (01962) 797396, sparsholt.ac.uk.

SOUTHSEA: House of Bethany, 7, Nelson Road. 10am-4pm. Quiet Day. Led by Rosemary Wells. Please bring a packed lunch, drinks and tea provided. Admission: £6. Please let the Sisters know if you want to attend on 023-9283 3498 or ssb@sistersofbethany.org.uk.

WIDLEY: Christ Church Hall and Grounds, London Road. Midday-4pm. Summer Festival. Stalls, Brian Kidd’s gardeners’ question time, live music, puppets and art. Free admission.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Thanks for the Memories: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Westbourne Primary School. Each class investigated a different decade in its history. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Harbour View. Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter returns with his new exhibition featuring new watercolours, oils and drawings inspired by the many ships and yachts visiting Portsmouth Harbour. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-1pm. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

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.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Celine Dion Tribute with Amanda Russel. Plus club disco.

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7.30pm. Hatful of Rain. Support from Ben Maggs and Hilary Scott. Organised by Grayshott Folk Club. New members welcome. Admission £10. (01428) 607096, grayshottfolkclub.co.uk, grayshott.com/folk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Julia Fordham. Singer-songwriter. Sold out!. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, George Street. 8.30pm. Mitchell.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. The Herbz.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Pariso. Plus: Bonedance. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. 80s Party Night. With Spirit. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Absolute Zero. Rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 7.30pm. Opera Dudes. Entertainment from two talented professionals. Admission £11, concs. (01420) 472 664.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm, 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Evita. Presented by the South Downe Musical Society. Admission £10.50-£14. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Miss Nightingale: The Burlesque Musical. Sex, scandal and showbiz in 1940s London. Admission: £13-£24.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 2.30pm. Keep Calm and Carry on Dancing. A show packed full of dance with a sprinkling of songs, presented by Island Dance Fusion. A show for the whole family. Admission £7.50, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Twelfth Night 1920s Musical. Shakespeare’s comedy is set to the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. Admission: £12, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2.30pm. Oliver the Musical. Presented by the Kings Youth Theatre. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Sleuth. A whodunwhat by Anthony Shaffer. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

CLANFIELD: meet Rising Sun public house, North Lane. 10.35am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Seven-mile linear walk to Denmead. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

HAMBLEDON: meet (GR SU644150). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 269253.

SUNDAY, JULY 14

CONCERTS

HAVANT: St Thomas a Becket Church, Church Lane. 5.15pm. Summer Music Concert. Performed by the Phoenix Singes. Admission £6. (01243) 371104, (0123) 9247 0714.

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. PUP Fest: Stand Up If You Love Pompey. A night of comedy in aid of PST featuring top stand-up comedy from The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue; Sean Collins and Andy Askins. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

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

BINSTED: Flint Barn, Binsted Lane (BN18 0LL). 2pm-4.30pm. Strawberry Fair. Attractions include a large variety of plants and garden shrubs for sale. Home-made cakes and jams, music, raffle, books, face painting, shire horses and cart rides, children’s games and activities, not forgetting the strawberry tea! Proceeds are shared between three charities, the Friends of Binsted Church, the Save the Children (Syria) Appeal and the Snowdrop Trust.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening Bingo and Quiz in the Lounge.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. CSVAC Stationary Engine Rally. Engines of all sizes and ages dating back to the early 1900s, many demonstrating the type of jobs they would have carried out during their working lives on farms and in factories. Admission £8.50, concs. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

HAVANT: St Thomas a Becket Church, Church Lane. 4pm. Soiree in the Sun. Teas, cakes, music, poetry readings and history talks. (01243) 371104, (0123) 9247 0714.

LISS: Barr Field, Petersfield Road (B3006). 10am-5pm. Sewards of Petersfield Steam and Vintage Vehicle Gathering. Featuring a wide variety of vintage tractors, cars and steam engines on display as well as food and drink stalls. Admission £2, concs.

PETERSFIELD: Queen Elizabeth Country Park. 10am-5pm. South Downs Wood Fair. A weekend event showcasing all aspects of wood, from biomass to garden furniture. woodlandcrafts.co.uk.

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: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 11am-3pm. Summer Fair. Grand raffle, hand-made goods, cakes, face painting, bric-a-brac, games, etc. Admission 20p.

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. Miday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Thanks for the Memories: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Westbourne Primary School. Each class investigated a different decade in its history. (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.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road (off Clarence Parade). 8.15pm. The Milton James Four. Trad jazz. (023) 9275 2488.

SOUTHSEA: Bandstand, West Battery Gardens (behind D-Day Museum), Clarence Esplanade. 1pm-4pm. Latin. Featuring: Son Guarachando. Supported by Latin Groove.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. The Kings of Swing: Frank and Dean. (023) 9229 5195.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 2pm, 7pm. Vintage Cabaret with Rachel Carter. Celebrating the decadent heyday of cabaret. Admission: £12, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.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.