What’s on for Monday May 27, 2013

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A guide to what’s on around the area today.

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Bank Holiday 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

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

HAYLING ISLAND: Northney Marina, Northney Road (PO11 0NH). Midday-4pm. Free Open Day with Langstone Cutters Gig Club. Try Cornish Pilot Gig Rowing. No experience required, just turn up and row with qualified coaches. New members welcome. 07737 682 661.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. A Countryside Celebration. Celebrating agricultural machinery – steam engines, tractors, stationary engines, tools, equipment, etc, as well as country/traditional crafts. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.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.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-5.15pm. Wild at White’s African Safari. Hunt for the wild animals of the African continent hidden in our famous gardens. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandy Veterans. (023) 9282 8068.

EXHIBITIONS

BEDHAMPTON: The Elms, 2, Lower Road. 11am-5pm. The Manor Trust Art Exhibition. Original work by local artists. Light refreshments available. (023) 9248 3217.

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

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Art Trail Artists in Emsworth Museum. Featuring the work of Chris Abel and Jan Copsey. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 11am-4pm. Crafts in the Tower. An exhibition by artists and makers from the local area showcasing jewellery, ceramics, fine art, glass work, textiles, photography and wood turning. craftsinthetower.com.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7pm-10.30pm. Upload 2. Featuring BriBry, Eddplant, Dave Giles and hosted by Luke Is Not Sexy. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORT SOLENT: On the Waterside. Midday-4pm. Bank Holiday Rock. Featuring the Bog Rolling Stones and the Tiddly Kinks. Plus swinging 60s dancers.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. Reactor One.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road (pm). Cliff. Inappropriate songs on the wrong instrument. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Pyjama Game. Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding. Admission: £31.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 6.45pm. Donna Del Lago. Royal Opera House Live. The ultimate bel canto cast is assembled for this important yet rarely performed masterpiece. (01428) 642161 for further details.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Priscilla Queen of the Desert: the musical. Get ready for the ride of your life! Admission: £25-£37. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Shine. The cast of this variety show consists of 20 drama school, university and college students, ranging from ages 16 to 30, fund raising for the charity Parents And Carers Support Organisation (PACSO). Admission £10, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. The Tempest. Shakespeare’s final play, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £9. (01329) 556156.

WALKS & TALKS

EMSWORTH: meet Palmers Road car park at 10.15am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Circular eight-mile walk via Lumley Mill and Stansted. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

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.

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