What’s on for Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12, 2015

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What’s on around the area this weekend

SATURDAY

CONCERT

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Grammar School rotunda, High Street, PO1 2LN. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Portsmouth music club. Sam Brown on guitar. Admission £8 for non members. Contact (023) 9282 0317 or visit portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk for more information.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: International Hall, The Square. 10am-12.30pm. Bric a brac sale. Organised by the Southbourne Lions. Contact 01243 431183 for more information.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10am-4.30pm. Hidden histories. Family activities include an archaeological dig site where you can help the team uncover artefacts from Fort Nelson’s Victorian past. Excavate and examine hidden objects to discover what life as a Victorian soldier was really like. Sessions start at 11am, 2pm and 3pm every day. Daily gun-firing at 1pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the session. Tickets £3.50, can be purchased on arrival at the visitors’ centre. Ages 3 and over. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9am-midday. Stubbington country market. Range of freshly made cakes, savouries, jams, chutnies, flowers, fruit, vegetables and crafts.

SOUTHSEA: The Pyramids, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3ST. Portsmouth’s fifth tattoo extravaganza. Tattoo convention showcasing artists from around the world. Piercings, body modification, trade stalls and live entertainment.

Tickets £10 per day or £20 for weekend.

Buy tickets online at tattooextravaganza.co.uk/tickets

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. The paintings of Victoria Levy. Admission free. Cards by local artists on sale. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street, PO10 7DD. Sat 10.30am-4.30pm, Sun 2.30pm-4.30pm. The Emsworth Improvement Scheme 1961-1962. A continuation of the exhibition on the improvement of Emsworth in 1961 when the Civic Trust led a drive to revitalise town centres in a Britain still suffering from the war. Features images of the town centre before and after the formation of modern Emsworth. The new oyster display is also now open. Admission free, all welcome. Contact 01243 378091 or visit emsworthmuseum.co.uk for more information.

GOSPORT: Gallery @ Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond. Paul Kidby’s exhibition showcases the book covers and illustrations for Pratchett’s novels. It also reveals Paul’s own projects influenced by British folklore and landscapes. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Pass It On: Our History, Your Heritage. A revealing collection from the archives of Chichester Festival Theatre that allows for a unique insight into the

venue’s past. On display will be many items which have remained hidden away and unopened for decades, including photographs, letters, vintage costume and set designs and even antique props and models. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Jewellers’ Showcase. Wendy Nutt and Jill Clark are exhibiting as visiting artists in the first half of 2015. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Pompey Prints. A rolling exhibition of prints which celebrate Portsmouth and Southsea as its subject, showcasing the work of artists who live locally. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, south corridor, ground floor. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Portraits. This exhibition shows highlights from a series of photographic portraits of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra players. Admission free. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Castle Road: Exhibition. This is the first exhibition in a new project partnership between The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Cultural Trust. Castle Road features photographs by BA (Hons) photography alumnus Dainius Šciuka, from the Taste the Street series, 2013-14. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Diversity: Exhibition. The next in a series of local artists to exhibit in the Guildhall Cafe is Carol Ellen Stickland. Carol is self-taught and explores and experiments with styles and media, ranging from Chinese brush and watercolour to mixed media with collage. Free admission. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information about this exhibition.

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3JL. Tea and pencils. Matthew Anstee presents work from his on-going collection Cinefilms, a playful and imaginative rendering of some of his favourite iconic, and cult classic films. Visit no6cinema.co.uk for more information.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG). The Marigold’s co-manager Sonny plans to open a second hotel, but his impending marriage to Sunaina and the unexpected arrival of guests Lavinia and Guy – who may or may not be hotel inspectors – prove added strains. Tickets £8, concessions £6.50. Contact 074350 29408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk for information.

GIGS

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, GU26 6TZ. 7.30pm. Red Moon Road. Live folk music from Canadian three-piece. With support from Elliott Morris. Adult tickets £12, children under 16 £6. Contact 01428 607096 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. The Meniscus Bros. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

ROMSEY: The Bishop Blaize, 4 Winchester Road, SO51 8AA. 9pm. Glitter Bugz. Live music.

SOUTHSEA: The Eldon Arms, PO5 4BS. 8pm-late. The Eldon open mic night. Admission free.

SOUTHSEA: Ashby’s , Auckland Road West. 8.30pm-11.30pm. Live music. Kenny May sings 50s and 60s.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. The Blue Road. Live music from a rock/blues band.

STAGE

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.30pm. 70 Girls 70. Musical performed by Hayling Musical Society. Contact (023) 9246 6363.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 1.30pm. Elgar and Richard Strauss.Notable author David Bury will play and discuss the parallels in their work. Organised by The Elgar Society Southern Branch. Admission free. Visitors welcome. Contact (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk for information.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: John Pounds Church, High Street, PO1 2HW. 2pm-4pm. Talk about Israeli-Palestinian relations. Led by Glyn Secker from Jews for Justice for Palestinians. E-mail psdpsc@googlemail.com for any further information.

SUNDAY

CONCERTS

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road, PO12 3PX. 2pm. Gosport and district organ club concert. Pipe organ concert on 1934 Compton Theatre organ. Admission £7. Contact 01329 310592 for information.

DANCING

FAREHAM: Mill Lane, Wickham, PO17 5AL. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. 50/50 ballroom/sequence. Admission £3 including tea and biscuits. Large car park. Contact 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk for more information.

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Assheton Court, off Castle Street. 7pm-9pm. Ballroom dance. Admission £3.50 including tea and cake. Enquiries (023) 9235 1162.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10am-4.30pm. Hidden histories. Family activities include an archaeological dig site where you can help the team uncover artefacts from Fort Nelson’s Victorian past. Excavate and examine hidden objects to discover what life as a Victorian soldier was really like. Sessions start at 11am, 2pm and 3pm every day. Daily gun-firing at 1pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the session. Tickets £3.50, can be purchased on arrival at the visitors’ centre. Ages 3 and over. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

MIDHURST: The New Grange Centre, Bepton Road, GU29 9HD. 10.30am-4pm. Antique and collectors’ fair. Wide variety of antiques and collectables including china, glass, gold and silver, Art Deco, jewellery, coins, and postcards. Buying and selling. Admission £1.50. Large free car park adjoining. Enquiries to Emmott Promotions at 07747 604541 or visit emmottpromotions.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Bransbury Park, Eastney. 2-5pm. Miniature railway track. Both steam and/or electric locomotives.

Weather permitting. Admission 40p per person for two circuits of track.

SOUTHSEA: The Pyramids, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3ST. Portsmouth’s fifth tattoo extravaganza. Tattoo convention showcasing artists from around the world. Piercings, body modification, trade stalls and live entertainment.

Tickets £10 per day or £20 for weekend.

Buy tickets online at tattooextravaganza.co.uk/tickets

SWANWICK: Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane. 11am-4pm. Spring steam up. Traction engines, tractors, museum, miniature trains, craft & gift stalls, quilts, spinning ,woodcarvers, children’s activities, book stalls and much more. Admission £6 adults, £3 children, £15 family.

EXHIBITIONS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street, PO10 7DD. Sat 10.30am-4.30pm, Sun 2.30pm-4.30pm. The Emsworth Improvement Scheme 1961-1962. A continuation of the exhibition on the improvement of Emsworth in 1961 when the Civic Trust led a drive to revitalise town centres in a Britain still suffering from the war. Features images of the town centre before and after the formation of modern Emsworth. The new oyster display is also now open. Admission free, all welcome. Contact 01243 378091 or visit emsworthmuseum.co.uk

GIGS

HAYLING ISLAND: Lily’s, 12 Creek Road, PO11 9RD. 4.15pm. Godley and George duo. Live music.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Good Companion pub, 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. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.