What’s on for Saturday, April 4 and Sunday 5, 2015

Menopause: The Musical at Ferneham Hall, Fareham

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What’s on around the area this weekend

SATURDAY

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 11am-midday. The great Easter egg scramble story time special. An event for children to come and help the the Easter bunny who has mixed up all his eggs. Make an Easter themed basket. Admission free, no need to book but places are limited. Contact (023) 9250 3280 for more information.

HAVANT: Staunton Country Park, Middle Park Way, PO9 5HB. 10.30am-3.30pm. Easter eggstravaganza. Families can take part in an Easter trail, animal encounters and crafts. Go along on Easter Sunday to take part in an egg hunt and meet the Easter bunny. Admission: £7.95 adult, £3.95 child and £6.95 concessions. Visit hants.gov.uk/staunton for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Where’s Wilf? Easter trail. Wilfred the rabbit lived on board HMS Centurion but this Easter holiday he is hiding somewhere in the galleries. Follow the clues to track him down in this self-guided activity. Mini rabbit hunters can also borrow an under 5s sensory bunny bag to help them explore the museum. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5.30pm. Easter egg workshop. Colour your own designer egg, then cut it out and your design will be included on the giant decorated egg display. Free with an Action Stations single attraction ticket. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10.30am-4.30pm. Easter egg trail. The Easter bunny has hopped all over the ship, leaving a trail of Easter eggs behind him. Solve the clues to find the Easter eggs hidden on HMS Warrior. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street and St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street. 8.30pm. The vigil and first mass of Easter. A service which begins in the darkness of the night and celebrates the coming of the Light of the world. For more information call (023) 9281 4444 or email office@portseaparish.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10.15am-11.30am.

Top Banana workshop days. Circus skills including diablo and juggling. Single session £6.25, five sessions £28.75. Call 07944 286278 or email topbananacircus@gmail.com

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted Park, PO9 6DX. 10am-3pm. Easter egg hunt and train ride. Follow the hunt around the Arboretum, towards the Stansted Park light railway & past the amazing maze. Then find your way back to the walled garden to collect your prize. Tickets must be pre-booked and are available from The Pavilion. Admission £3.50 to include hunt, train ride (weather permitting) and surprise. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit paviliontearoom.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Celebrate with chocolate. The iconic tower will be celebrating its tenth Birthday over Bank Holiday weekend by inviting guests to decorate a sweet treat to a Birthday, Easter or spring time theme. Prizes will be given to the best decorated treats. Admission £9.50 adults, £8.50 concessions, £7.50 children. Visit spinnakertower.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Skatepark, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3NZ. 7-10pm. Roller disco. An evening of dancing and skating, with live music and DJs playing everything from dance music to disco. Admission £5, skate hire £2.50. For more information visit southseaskatepark.com

PORTSMOUTH: Fort Purbrook, Portsdown Hill, PO6 1BJ. 10.30am-4.30pm. Craft fair. A range of stands from crafts to speciality foods by the makers, designers and distributors.

Shop, stop for tea and cake and take a tunnel tour. Admission: adults £3.50, seniors £3, under 16s free. For more information visit woodlandcrafts.co.uk
SPARSHOLT: Sparsholt College, Westley Lane, SO21 2NF. 10am-4pm. Easter bunny and chick weekend. Families can follow Alice in Wonderland to meet the Easter bunny and chicks, find white rabbits on the Easter trail and see the Mad Hatter’s tea party. Tickets £15 per family (2 adults, 2 children), £5 per adult, £3.50 children. Under 3s free. Buy tickets online at sparsholt.ac.uk. For further information call 01962 776441 or email animalcentreevents@sparsholt.ac.uk

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Gwenda Stephens and Belinda. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. They That Are Left. Photographic exhibition by Brian David Stevens showing portraits of war veterans taken on Remembrance Sunday at The Cenotaph from 2002 to 2012. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org 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. These Stories Of Old Stones. Become immersed in and inspired by the long ago world of castles, chivalry, maidens and knights. Though now many of these once grand and imposing sites have fallen into ruins, they hold a fairytale appeal, with crumbling turrets, worn spiral staircases and doors to rooms that no longer exist. 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. Chris Briden: Street Art. Southampton-based artist Chris has developed a photorealist style after years of working within designated legal graffiti sites. 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 for more information.

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

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.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Jack House Gallery, 121 High Street, PO1 2HW. 10am-4pm. Opening day with Amartey Golding. Jack House Gallery opens to the public with an exhibition of drawings by young artist Amartey Golding. Contact (023) 9229 7053 or visit jackhousegallery.co.uk for more information.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, New Road. 9pm. Live music. Kenny May sings 50s and 60s.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 1pm-1am. Courtney & Miles present the big all dayer. Charity live music festival. Tickets £5, available from wegottickets.com/event/311382, children under 12 free of charge. Food available all day. All proceeds from the entrance fee, rock n roll raffle and charity auction

will go to MS-UK (Multiple Sclerosis) and Child life (children’s charities).

SOUTHSEA: The Nell Gwynne, Jessie Road. 8pm-late. Dr Funkenstein. Playing soul, motown and everything you like. Admission free.

STAGE

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 2pm and 7.30pm. Calamity Jane. The Watermill Theatre returns with a new production of musical Calamity Jane starring Jodie Prenger. Calamity Jane can outrun and outshoot any man in Deadwood but things don’t go too smoothly when she travels to Chicago and it takes her long standing enemy Wild Bill Hicock to make her see sense. Contact (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for more information.

SUNDAY

EVENTS

HAVANT: Staunton Country Park, Middle Park Way, PO9 5HB. 10.30am-3.30pm. Easter eggstravaganza. Families can take part in an Easter trail, animal encounters and crafts. Go along on Easter Sunday to take part in an egg hunt and meet the Easter bunny. Admission: £7.95 adult, £3.95 child and £6.95 concessions. Visit hants.gov.uk/staunton for more information.

HAVANT: Havant Spiritualist Church, Brockhampton Lane. 11am-12.15pm. Children’s club. Various activities for all children. Admission £1. Contact (023) 9226 1591.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-3pm. The Sunday book fair. Browse second hand books. Contact (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Where’s Wilf? Easter trail. Wilfred the rabbit lived on board HMS Centurion but this Easter holiday he is hiding somewhere in the galleries. Follow the clues to track him down in this self-guided activity. Mini rabbit hunters can also borrow an under 5s sensory bunny bag to help them explore the museum. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5.30pm. Easter egg workshop. Colour your own designer egg, then cut it out and your design will be included on the giant decorated egg display. Free with an Action Stations single attraction ticket. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10.30am-4.30pm. Easter egg trail. The Easter bunny has hopped all over the ship, leaving a trail of Easter eggs behind him. Solve the clues to find the Easter eggs hidden on HMS Warrior. Visit historicdockyard.co.uk for more information.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted Park, PO9 6DX. 10am-3pm. Easter egg hunt and train ride. Follow the hunt around the Arboretum, towards the Stansted Park light railway & past the amazing maze. Then find your way back to the walled garden to collect your prize. Tickets must be pre-booked and are available from The Pavilion. Admission £3.50 to include hunt, train ride (weather permitting) and surprise. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Visit paviliontearoom.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Celebrate with chocolate. The iconic tower will be celebrating its tenth Birthday over Bank Holiday weekend by inviting guests to decorate a sweet treat to a Birthday, Easter or spring time theme. Prizes will be given to the best decorated treats. Admission £9.50 adults, £8.50 concessions, £7.50 children. Visit spinnakertower.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Blue Reef Aquarium, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PB. 10am-5pm. Yuck! Easter. Dedicated to some of the world’s most disgusting animals. Find out all their frightful facts and horrible habits as well as getting involved with a series of hands-on experiments. Visit bluereefaquarium.co.uk/portsmouth for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Fort Purbrook, Portsdown Hill, PO6 1BJ. 10.30am-4.30pm. Craft fair. A range of stands from crafts to speciality foods by the makers, designers and distributors.

Shop, stop for tea and cake and take a tunnel tour. Admission: adults £3.50, seniors £3, under 16s free. For more information visit woodlandcrafts.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 8am. Book of common prayer communion service. A traditional service for Easter morning. For more information call (023) 9281 4444 or email office@portseaparish.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street and St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street. 9.30am. Special service for Easter Sunday. For more information call (023) 9281 4444 or email office@portseaparish.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 10am. Book of Common Prayer Communion Service. Special service for Easter Sunday. For more information call (023) 9281 4444 or email office@portseaparish.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 4pm. Choral evensong & benediction. The choir of St Mary’s sing a traditional service of evensong. For more information call (023) 9281 4444 or email office@portseaparish.co.uk

SPARSHOLT: Sparsholt College, Westley Lane, SO21 2NF. 10am-4pm. Easter bunny and chick weekend. Families can follow Alice in Wonderland to meet the Easter bunny and chicks, find white rabbits on the Easter trail and see the Mad Hatter’s tea party. Tickets £15 per family (2 adults, 2 children), £5 per adult, £3.50 children. Under 3s free. Buy tickets online at sparsholt.ac.uk. For further information call 01962 776441 or email animalcentreevents@sparsholt.ac.uk

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.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. They That Are Left. Photographic exhibition by Brian David Stevens showing portraits of war veterans taken on Remembrance Sunday at The Cenotaph from 2002 to 2012. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org 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.

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