What’s on for Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13, 2014

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A guide to what’s on around the area this weekend

TODAY

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. Featuring David Angel (violin) and David Elwin (piano). Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission: non-members £7 on door. (023) 9282 0317, portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 7.30pm. The Renaissance Choir. Performing Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. Conductor Peter Gambie and Jon English (tenor). Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 5259, (01730) 261199.

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. Writing Workshop: Unlikely Heroes and Surprising Heroines. Tutor: Rebecca Smith. Admission £25, concs. (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 10.30am-4pm. Mind, Body, Soul Fayre. Admission £1.

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. 11am-2pm. Table Top Sale. Variety of tables and home-made cakes. Refreshments available. Admission 40p.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-5pm. Defend the Fort! Come and explore the tunnels, ramparts and fortifications and discover how to defend the fort. There will be a range of activities for all the family. (023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way (PO12 4DS). 11am-3pm. Fort Brockhurst Open Day. Explore this vast Victorian fort and learn its military/social history. Activities for children include handling artefacts, colouring, Victorian schoolroom, feed the ducks, etc. (023) 9258 1059.

GOSPORT: Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddy’s Hard (PO12 4LE). Spirit of the 40s Weekend. Recreating the atmosphere of those momentous years in a weekend of living history. (023) 9250 5600, explosion.org.uk.

HAVANT: Havant Leisure Centre, Civic Centre Road (PO9 2AY). 11am-midnight. Fourth Tattoo Extravaganza Portsmouth. Award-winning artists from around the world. Body piercing and body modification. Clothes and jewellery trade stalls, tattoo competitions. DJ and live bands, plus more entertainment throughout the weekend. One-day pass £12; two-day pass, £20. tattooextravaganza.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-4pm. Lovely Things: Art, Craft and Food Fair. Discover beautiful gifts, crafts, food, textiles, ceramics and lots of treats. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Mengham High Street. 10am-2pm. Parkinsons Awareness Street Party. Treasure hunt, information, support, etc. Also Parkinsons UK Hayling Island branch are looking for volunteers to take part in a fundraiser on Saturday, June 21, 2014.

HEDGE END: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane (SO30 4EJ). 10.30am-11.15am. Saturday Storytime. Each storytime session ends with interactive play time, where everyone becomes part of the story. Suitable for three- to seven-year-olds. Admission £3. (01489) 799499.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove (PO16 9AD). 11am-4pm, or 6pm-11pm. Portchester Beer Festival. Over 20 real ales, ciders and perries available. Raising funds for partner charities. Admission £10 session. 07415 067 031, portchesterbeerfestival.org.uk.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Bowling Club, Portchester Park, Westlands Grove. 10am-1pm. Open Day. Open day for new bowlers on our new artificial green with free coaching on the day and further free coaching for new members. (023) 9221 0846.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Easter Animal Trail. Follow a trail around the museum to discover objects inspired by birds and animals. Suitable for families. Trail sheets cost 50p. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-4.30pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Fun for all the family. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of glorious garden and parkland, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Meet Normandy Veterans (11am-3pm). Please check on the day of your visit in they will be in attendance. (023) 9282 6722.

EXHIBITIONS

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Ripping Yarns and the Forgotten Author. Celebrating the life and works of Portsmouth-born author Percy F Westerman. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Monuments Men (12A); 7pm. USA, 2014. Directed by George Clooney. Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill

Murray and Cate Blanchett. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7.30pm. The Joe Topping Trio. Support from Jess Morgan. Organised by Grayshott Folk Club. New members welcome. Admission £12, concs. (01428) 607096, grayshottfolkclub.co.uk, grayshott.com/folk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8.30pm. The Monkey Waiters. 60s covers. (023) 9234 1665.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Lixs (upbeat covers band). Support from Back Around Monday. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-late. Punk Night. Featuring five bands. Admission £5 on door. (023) 9229 6352.

PORTSMOUTH: The Brewhouse and Kitchen, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. Amy Winehouse tribute.

PORTSMOUTH: The Old Vic, 104, St Paul’s Road. Midnight. Michael Buble tribute.

PORTSMOUTH: The Painters Arms, Lake Road. 8.30pm. Martin David.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, New Road, Buckland. Kenny Mayes.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Sky Larkin. Plus special guests Forest Floors. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.

SHEDFIELD: Samuel’s Rest. 9pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 10pm-4am. Muddywellies presents ... Bapti, Paul Mad and UDA. Admission £5. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Parade. 8.30pm. Gloria Miller is Supremely Diana Ross. Backed by a five-piece Motown band. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 10pm. Hot Box Is Back. Live and unplugged. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Plough & Barleycorn, Tempest Avenue. 9pm. Verity.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. The Minkees. (01329) 832123.

STAGE

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. 7.45pm. Inspector Drake and the Perfekt Crime. Charity performance of this comedy by David Tristram, presented by the Highbury Players, in aid the Brain Tumour Research Society. Admission £8. (023) 9238 7329.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 1.30pm, 7.15pm. Gosport Gang Show 2014. Musical revue combining the talents of over 100 young members of the Gosport and Fareham Scout and Guide associations. Admission: 1.30pm, £9; 7.15pm, £12. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7pm-10pm. Battle Lines. Trilogy of plays presented by Forest Forge Theatre Company, that explore the way that wartime and modern warfare has shaped the lives of generations. Admission £10, please book. (023) 9252 3463.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Pygmalion. Starring Alistair McGowan as Henry Higgins, with Rula Lenska and Jamie Foreman. Admission £19-£30.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAMBLEDON: Hambledon VillageHall, West Street. 8pm. Bedroom Farce. Play by Alan Ayckbourn, presented by Hambledon Arts Society Drama Group. (023) 9238 7329.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Company. Musical by Stephen Sondheim, presented by CCADS. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 8pm. Derren Brown: Infamous. His new one-man show. Admission £39-£45, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Consider Yourself At Home with Ron Moody and Mark Lester. Admission £15-£15, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Round and Round the Garden. One of the Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 2.30pm, 8pm. Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane. Seduction, blackmail and murder. Admission £17, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 1.30pm. The English Music Festival – the trials and tribulations of running a major music festival. Illustrated talk by Em Marshall-Luck. Organised by the Elgar Society Southern Branch. All welcome. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club, 17, Pembroke Road (PO1 2NT). 2pm. Master Mariner, Ship-owner and Philanthropist – Remembering Sir William Reardon Smith. Talk by the curator National Museum Wales, Dr David Jenkins, organised by the Society for Nautical Research (South). All welcome. (023) 9283 1461, snrsouth.org.uk.

WEST MEON: meet old station car park, West Meon (GR SU641237). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A six-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 262054.

TOMORROW

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Christ Church, Old Market Avenue (off South Street). 2pm doors for 2.30pm-4.30pm. Music on Sundays. Featuring Marian Rotaru (violin) and Kazu Shiraiso (piano) playing music by Franck, Chausson, Paganini, Bizet and Tchaikovsky. Visitors and new members welcome. (01243) 527425, musiconsundays.co.uk.

DANCING

WICKHAM: Community Centre, Mill Lane. 1.30pm-4pm. Sunday Ballroom Tea Dance. Admission £3. 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. Fareham Stage Dance Festival. Morning or afternoon session, £4; evening session, £2; daily, £8; festival, £30 (concs). (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-5pm. Defend the Fort! Come and explore the tunnels, ramparts and fortifications and discover how to defend the fort. There will be a range of activities for all the family. (023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddy’s Hard (PO12 4LE). Spirit of the 40s Weekend. Recreating the atmosphere of those momentous years in a weekend of living history. (023) 9250 5600, explosion.org.uk.

HAVANT: Havant Leisure Centre, Civic Centre Road (PO9 2AY). 11am-8pm. Fourth Tattoo Extravaganza Portsmouth. Award-winning artists from around the world. Body piercing and body modification. Clothes and jewellery trade stalls, tattoo competitions. DJ and live bands, plus more entertainment throughout the weekend. One-day pass £12. tattooextravaganza.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: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Easter Animal Trail. Follow a trail around the museum to discover objects inspired by birds and animals. Suitable for families. Trail sheets cost 50p. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 2pm. Talk Like a Pirate. Well me hearties, learn how to talk like a pirate in this family fun workshop. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Fyning Street to St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 9.30am. Palm Procession. Join us in walking through the streets with a brass band and singing as we remember the journey Jesus made to Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday. This will be followed by Parish Mass at St Mary’s.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-4.30pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Fun for all the family. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of glorious garden and parkland, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Meet Normandy Veterans (11am-3pm). Please check on the day of your visit in they will be in attendance. (023) 9282 6722.

SOUTHSEA: NBECSA, Onslow Road (PO5 2HN). 9am-3.30pm. Table Top Sale. Tables £8. Admission 20p pp. 07817 623 051, 07769 275 837.

WINCHESTER: Middlebrook Street and car park. 9am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

EXHIBITIONS

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Ripping Yarns and the Forgotten Author. Celebrating the life and works of Portsmouth-born author Percy F Westerman. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GARDENS

BRAMDEAN: Bramdean House. 2pm-4.30pm. Five-acre Plantsman’s Garden on chalk. Carpets of bulbs in spring, plus new arboretum. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: Lord Raglan, Queen Street. 9pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

PETERSFIELD: The Good Intent, 40-46, College Street. 8pm. Sam Green and The Midnight Heist. Their music merges the backwaters of British folk and the stormy waters of the Mississippi.

PORTSMOUTH: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road, Hilsea. Midday doors for 12.30pm-3pm. Dave Pearson’s Big Band Orchestra. Keeping big band music alive in Portsmouth. (023) 9266 2440.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. John Power (Cast/The Las). Acoustic. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 6pm-8pm. Open Mic Session. All budding artists welcome to come along and sing. (023) 9234 1665.

PORTSMOUTH: Tiger Tiger, Gunwharf Quays. From 7pm. Booth 4. (023) 9288 2244.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 8pm. Paul Thomas Saunders. Admission £6. (023) 8022 5612.

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

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Parade. 6pm. Grizzley and the Grasshoppers. Acoustic modern duo. (023) 9229 5195.

STAGE

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Winchester District Showcase. An evening of adventure, mystery and fun as young people from through the Winchester district take to the stage to showcase their creativity and imagination. Admission £8. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

CHICHESTER: meet Bell Tower, West Street. 11.30am. City Highlights Walking Tour. Led by qualified Green Badge guide. £5 pp. 07900 651 533.