What’s On for Saturday April 28 and Sunday April 29 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

CHURCH SERVICES

PORTSMOUTH, St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 10am. Syrian Orthadox Church in Europe Service. The Syrian Orthodox Church in Europe Community meet for the Liturgy

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm. Club NME DJs. . Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

HAYLING ISLAND, St Mary’s Church, Church Road. 7.30pm. Hayling Island Choir Diamond Jubilee Concert. Programme includes music from the Queen’s coronation and the wedding of the William and Kate. Tickets, £8, available from Inspire, 28, Mengham Road, Hayling Island, or on the door

OLD PORTSMOUTH, The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. Featuring the Portsmouth District Composers Association. Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission £7 visitors, £6 members. portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.

DANCING

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

WICKHAM, Community Centre, Mill Lane. 8pm-11pm. Ballroom Dance. . Admission £4. (023) 9273 3393, 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

FAREHAM, Highland Hub, 103, Highland Road (PO15 6HZ). 10am-midday. Coffee/ Tea/ Cake Open Morning. A get together of people who want to support the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance Charity. (01489) 559322.

HAVANT, The Spring, East Street. 10.30am. Storytelling for Children: Silly Stories. Hear about a magical world full of faraway places and silly stories. Become involved and join in with the actions. For ages four to seven years. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAVANT, meet outside The Spring, East Street. 9.15am. Cycle ride to Liss Triangle Centre and Farnham. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

HAVANT, Havant Spiritualist Church, Brockhampton Lane. 7pm start. Demonstration of Mediumship. With Mel Picknell. All welcome. Admission £5. (01329) 841152.

LEE- ON- THE- SOLENT, Lee Community Centre, Twyford Drive. 2pm-4.30pm. Family Fun Day. Attractions include face painting, treasure hunts, craft workshops, bouncy assault courses, etc. All welcome. (023) 9255 0285.

OLD PORTSMOUTH, St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-midday. God’s Calling. A chance to explore vocations in the Church of England. (01329) 849567 for details.

PORTSMOUTH, Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, Eastney. 1pm-5pm. Steam Weekend. See the powerful and majestic James Watt beam engines, still situated in their original Victorian engine house. Admission free. (023) 9282 7261.

SOUTHSEA, House of Bethany, 7, Nelson Road. 10am-4pm. Quiet Day. Conducted by Mrs Cis Delmege. Please bring packed lunch. Drinks and tea provided. Please contact the Sisters if you wish to attend. Admission £6. (023) 9283 3498 or ssb@sistersofbethany.org.uk to let them know you are coming.

TITCHFIELD, Parish Room, High Street. 10am-midday. Spring Plant Sale. Books, cakes and bric-a-brac will also be on sale. (01329) 847637.

EXHIBITIONS

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

COSHAM, Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri; 1pm-5pm, Sat-Sun. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Bob Read and also the Wallington Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH, Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. 1000 Years of Worship: St Thomas A’Becket Church, Warblington. Saxon church, rebuilt in the 13th century and restored in Victorian times and again recently following a fire in 2011. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT, Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. The Way of the Warrior. Arms and armour from epic movies! Includes replica arms and armour that can be handled and worn. (023) 9250 1957, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

PORTCHESTER, Health Centre/Library Foyer, West Street. 9.30am-1pm. Portchester Past and Present. An exhibition of photographs presented by the Portchester Civic Society. (023) 9238 2778.

PORTSMOUTH, Aspex Gallery 2, Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 6pm-8pm. New Creatives. A showcase of creative works by young people from seven local FE and Sixth Form colleges. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH, No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Le Gamin au Velo (The Kid with a Bike). (12A); 6pm doors for 7pm. Belgium/ France/ Italy, 2011. Subtitles. Directed by: Jean-Pierre Dardenne Luc Dardenne. Starring: Thomas Doret, Cécile De France, Jérémie Reiner, Fabrizio Rongione, Egon Di Mateo, Olivier Gourmet and Jérémie Segard. 07958 180 037..

GIGS

COSHAM, Cosham Social Club, Wayte Street. Split Screen Radio. All welcome

FAREHAM, Hill Park MWM Club. Erasure Tribute Night. With the Andy Bell Experience

HAVANT, The Westleigh, Martin Road, West Leigh. 8.30pm. Red Glory.

PORTSMOUTH, Bulldog Function Room, Alma Arms, Highland Road, Eastney. 9pm. Paparazzi. . 07746 725 948.

PORTSMOUTH, Old Canal, Shirley Avenue, Eastney. 8.30pm. Ade White.

PORTSMOUTH, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Micky Kemp Band. . (023) 9238 2888.

PORTSMOUTH, Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Ezio. . Admission £10 in advance, £12 on door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Compass Rose, Anchorage Park. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes. 50s and 60s music. All welcome

PORTSMOUTH, Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 9pm-11pm. Forever Queen.

PORTSMOUTH, Harvest Home, 106 Copner Road. Dave Barrett.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, Fountain Inn, The Green. 8.30pm. The Dolphins. . (023) 9241 2291.

SOUTHAMPTON, The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Hue and Cry. . Admission £19.50 advance, £22 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA, The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue. Foo Fighter Tribute. Plus DJ Rob. Admission £9. (023) 9235 5245.

SOUTHSEA, Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Parade. 8.30pm. Lady Gaga Tribute. Featuring Cari Winter. (023) 9229 5195, thejollysailorsouthsea.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA, The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. Matron. Mod covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA, Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Science. Featuring: Paulie P (Saudade Sound System/High Tide); Stu Bryan (Indigo/Rotation); James Harrison & Laurence Reed; and Rich Archaic. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Blood Red Shoes. Plus the cast of Cheers. Followed by Club NME DJs. Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm, 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.

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.15pm, 7.30pm. The Way of the World. Comedy by William Congreve, starring Penelope Keith. Admission £15-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. The Chinese State Circus. Showcasing the best in entertainment. Admission £22.50, concs. (01329) 231942.

FAREHAM, Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane. 7.30pm. Frankenstein. A thriller/drama by Philip Pullman, presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. 07502 037 922 for tickets.

GOSPORT, David Bogue Hall, St Andrew’s Road (PO12 1QA). 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Down The Lane. A revue featuring shows premiered at Drury Lane Theatre, presented by Gosport Musical Theatre Productions. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9258 4832.

HAMBLEDON, Village Hall, West Street. 8pm. Flare Path. A play by Terrence Rattigan, presented by the Hambledon Arts Society Drama Group. Admission £5. (023) 9263 2907.

HAVANT, The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Cymbeline. By William Shakespeare, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 8pm. Scallywag. Soop’s brand new show, featuring physical theatre, puppetry, music and comedy-drama. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SOBERTON, Soberton Village Hall, School Hill (SO32 3PF). 7.30pm. Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime. A play by Constance Cox, based on the short story by Oscar Wilde, presented by Soberton Players. Admission £6, concs. (01489) 878724.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Dirty Dancing. The classic story on stage. Admission £19.50-£48.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Calamity Jane. Presented by the South Downe Musical Society. Admission £11-£15, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD, St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Bouncers and Shakers. A special John Godber double bill. Admission £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

SUNDAY

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER, Christ Church, Old Market Avenue (off South Street). 2pm doors for 2.30pm-4.30pm. Music on Sundays. Featuring Ana Luisa Monteiro (piano) plus singers (students from the Guildhall School of Music). Visitors and new members welcome. (01243) 527425, musiconsundays.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 3pm. Royal British Legion Bands in concert. A joint concert at St Mary’s, given by the Victory Brass Band (Portsmouth) and the RBL Band (Harwich). Admission £4 on door

EVENTS

COSHAM, meet Library, Spur Road. 9.30am. Cycle ride to Aldingbourne, Birdham and Emsworth. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. The UK Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation South Coast. Pre-judging, 1pm; evening show, 6pm. Admission £15 (children free). (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, Eastney. 1pm-5pm. Steam Weekend. See the powerful and majestic James Watt beam engines, still situated in their original Victorian engine house. Admission free. (023) 9282 7261.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

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

COSHAM, Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri; 1pm-5pm, Sat-Sun. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Bob Read and also the Wallington Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH, Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. 1000 Years of Worship: St Thomas A’Becket Church, Warblington. Saxon church, rebuilt in the 13th century and restored in Victorian times and again recently following a fire in 2011. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Aspex Gallery 2, Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 6pm-8pm. New Creatives. A showcase of creative works by young people from seven local FE and Sixth Form colleges. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

FILMS

SOUTHSEA, D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 2pm-3.30pm. A World War. Films in the museum cinema telling the story of the second world war across the globe. There will be a short interval. No booking required. (023) 9282 7261.

GARDENS

SWANMORE, Patterson Centre, Church Road. 1pm-5pm. Spring Open Gardens. About seven gardens of varying sizes and attractions will be open in aid of St Barnabas’ Church. Tickets (£5, including shuttle bus) will be on sale at the Paterson Centre where refreshments and plants will be for sale

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH, Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Marcus Bonfanti. . Admission £8 in advance, £9 on door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, The Phoenix, Torrington Road, North End. Stolen.

PORTSMOUTH, Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 7pm-10pm. Roger Courtney’s Open Mike Club. Featuring and hosted by Matt McGowan. Everyone is welcome to simply turn up and perform a few songs

SOUTHAMPTON, The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 7.30pm doors. Oli Brown. . Admission £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA, The Lawrence Arms, Lawrence Road. 7pm. Arrows Karaoke. New singers welcome

SOUTHSEA, Marmion Tavern, Marmion Road. 5pm-8pm. Rachael Hawnt. . (023) 9273 7765.

SOUTHSEA, Florence Arms, 18-20, Florence Road. 8pm-11pm. Tongues and Grooves. Monthly poetry and music club, with a performance of Paul Armfield’s Tennyson. Also higlights from local poets including Mark Cassidy. Plus open mic (arrive before 8pm to sign up for a five minute slot). Admission £3. 07775 244 573, tongues-and-grooves.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Slow Club. Plus special guests: Is Bliss; and Tom Bertram. Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA, The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. Alley Cats Open Mic Night. All welcome. (023) 9282 1658.

SALES

EMSWORTH, St Anne’s, 34 Havant Road. 10am - 1pm. Car Boot Sale. Refreshments available; all proceeds in aid of West London Hospitals Holiday Dialysis. Admission £7 per car or £6 per table. (01243) 376514.

STAGE

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Carnival du Vampires Rock. With a twist of rock and a hint of comedy, and jam packed with the greatest classic rock anthems you know and love, you’re guaranteed to be on your feet. Admission £19.50-£22.50. (023) 9282 8282.

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 Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

MONDAY

DANCING

COSHAM, Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. (023) 9298 8550.

WICKHAM, Community Centre, Mill Lane. 1:30-4:30pm. Monday Tea Dance. . Admission £4. (023) 9273 3393, 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 5-6pm. French Language Cafe. 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.

HORNDEAN, The Archery Field by Cadlington House, Blendworth Lane. Forest of Bere Bowmen Beginners’ Archery Course. All equipment provided. Further details from (023) 9259 5738 or email fobbcommittee@yahoo.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH, Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10.30am-midday. New Age Kurling. Fun, plus exercise. All welcome. Admission £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

SOUTHSEA, House of Bethany, 7, Nelson Road. 1.30pm-4.30pm. Quiet Afternoon. Conducted by Mrs Margaret Dust. Please contact the Sisters if you wish to attend. Admission £3. (023) 9283 3498 or ssb@sistersofbethany.org.uk to let them know you are coming.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM, Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri; 1pm-5pm, Sat-Sun. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Bob Read and also the Wallington Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

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 Way of the Warrior. Arms and armour from epic movies! Includes replica arms and armour that can be handled and worn. (023) 9250 1957, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

PORTSMOUTH, Aspex Gallery 2, Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 6pm-8pm. New Creatives. A showcase of creative works by young people from seven local FE and Sixth Form colleges. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk..

GIGS

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Staves. Plus special guests: The Hall of Mirrors; and Christof. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT, Langstone Conservative Club, Emsworth Road. 10.30am. Singing. 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 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.

SOUTHSEA, St John’s College Auditorium, Grove Road South. 7pm for 7.30pm. St John’s College Politics Society meeting. Bishop Michael Turnbull, former Bishop of Rochester and Durham, will be looking at the current state and future of the Church of England. Refreshments available. Admission free. stjohnscollege.co.uk.