What’s on for Saturday April 5 and Sunday April 6, 2014

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SHORT STORY FOR THE WEEKEND: The Intruder by Mike Gaines

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

TODAY

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 10pm. Funkt*If*Ino. Featuring special guest DJs Heller and Farley. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Havant Comedy Club. Hosted by Joe Wells. Featuring: Adam Bloom, Max Dickens, Andrea Hubert. Admission £10 in advance, £11 on door. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Choral Union in concert. Conductor David Gostick, with Southern Pro Musica Brass. Soloist Joe Bolger (countertenor). Programme: Handel’s Zadok the Priest; and Patterson’s The Fifth Continent. Admission £14, concs, in advance or on door. (023) 9282 2227, pcuchoir.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Salvation Army Southsea Citadel, 84, Albert Road. 7pm. Concert. Featuring songster leader Lyndon Bexon, bandsman Callum White and the Southsea Citadel Band. Admission free.

DANCING

PORTCHESTER: Victory School of Dance, Hamilton Road (PO6 4QE). 7.30pm-10.30pm. Line Dance Disco. Admission £5 on door. (01329) 315641.

EVENTS

ALTON: Alton Abbey, Abbey Road, Beech. 2pm. Grand Monastic Clear-out Sale. Plenty of items for sale including gee-gaws, knick-knacks, whim-whams, books, furniture, pictures and unloved treasures. Tea and cake, £3, served by the Friends of Alton Abbey.

DENMEAD: All Saints Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 1pm. Denmead Horticultural Society Spring Show. Horticulture, home craft, and photography, etc. Refreshments, chocolate tombola. Prize giving, 4pm. (023) 9225 4289.

FAREHAM: Peformance Podium, West Street. 10am-midday. Nathan Cannon. Midday-2pm. Ian Booker. 2pm-4pm. Frayed Knot. Part of Fareham’s Music Month.

FAREHAM: West Westbury Manor Museum, West Street. Midday-2pm. Body Rox. Part of Fareham’s Music Month.

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-2pm. Farmers’ Market. Sample before you buy from the people who actually produce, and taste the difference in quality whilst supporting your local farming and rural community.

SOUTH HARTING: Village Hall, off Tipper Lane. 2.30pm-4pm. Harting Horticultural Society Spring Show. Exhibits of flowers, cooking and flower arrangements. Teas, produce and raffle. (01730) 825427, 825803.

HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road. 10am-midday. Spring Fair. Many stalls, including cakes and pastries, books, jewellery, plants, gifts, tombola and grand draw.

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: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor. 3.30pm-5.30pm. Messy Church. A fun-packed event for families, involving art and craft, games, worship and a shared meal. Everyone’s welcome, young and old! It’s all free, but children must be accompanied by an adult. (023) 9275 4130, stcuthbertwithstaidan.org.uk, or messychurch.org.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.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-12.30pm. The Rowans Hospice Spring Fayre. Attractions include: plants, books, toys, cakes, craft stands, raffle, refreshments, etc. (023) 9243 6959.

EXHIBITIONS

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

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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Blooming Marvellous: intergenerational community knitted garden. Over 2,500 knitters and crocheters worked with participatory visual artist Pauline Stanley to create the garden. Come and join in to help our garden grow. Free Admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane (GU31 4BW). 10am-4.30pm. One-Day Photographic Exhibition. Organised by Petersfield Photographic Society.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Book Thief (12A); 7pm. USA, 2014. Directed by Brian Percival. Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Sophie Nélisse and Emily Watson. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

HAVANT: The Spring’s Cafe Bar, East Street. 1pm. Music Bites with Denise Moore and her jazz friends. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11.15pm. Ezio. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Eastfield Hotel, Prince Albert Road, Eastney. 8.45pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Mermaid, New Road. 9pm. Lucy in the Sky.

ROGATE: Village Hall, North Street. 7pm doors for 8pm. Diamonds and Dirt. Presented by Oakgate Country Music Club. (01730) 892498.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Subdued EP launch. Admission £5. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Throwback. A night of live hip hop, funk and soul. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Reload. Rodk covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Plough & Barleycorn, Tempest Avenue. 9pm. Jessie J. Tribute.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 6pm. The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer. Suitable for eight-year-olds and over. Admission £10, concs. (01420) 472 664.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights. Adapted and directed by Helen Tennison. Admission: £19.50-£20.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 7.30pm. Dick Turpin. Pantomime by Paul Reakes, presented by Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. Admission £6, concs. (023) 9226 6177.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story. Before the Beatles, before the Stones, rock n roll was born! Admission £15-£29, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Stars of Strictly – 2014. A spectacular show. Admission £23.50. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

TOMORROW

CONCERTS

BOTLEY: All Saints Church, High Street. 7.30pm. Botley Choral Society in concert. Includes excerpts from the Gilbert and Sullivan musicals HMS Pinafore and The Gondoliers. Admission £10/£12. (01489) 782445, 890007, botleychoral.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 4pm. Music Foundation Concert. Admission free, retiring collection in aid of the St Mary’s Music Foundation which supports young people from the area in developing their musical skills.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: St Anne’s, 34, Havant Road (PO10 7JG). 10am-1pm. Car Boot Sale (weather permitting). Refreshments available. All proceeds in aid of Friends of St Anne’s West London Hospitals Holiday Dialysis Trust. Cars £7, limited spaces available. (01243) 376514.

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.

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.

SWANWICK: Burseldon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane (SO31 7HB). 11am-4pm. Easter Special Gala Day. Children’s activities, Easter competition with prizes, rabbits and guinea pigs, Magic Jack, children’s rock school, Tomy trainset layout, museum and traction engines. Admission £6, concs. (01489) 576248, bursledonbrickworks.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Market Square. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

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

SOUTHSEA: Salvation Army Southsea Citadel, 84, Albert Road. 11am, 6pm. Musical Praise.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GARDENS

WINCHESTER: 12, Christchurch Road. 2pm-5.30pm. Small town garden with strong design. All-year interest including winter-flowering shrubs, bulbs and hellebores. Two water features. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Good Intent, 40-46, College Street. 8.30pm. Acoustix, featuring Megan Linford, Robin Hogan and Kelly Appleby.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Saints of Sin. Admission £6. (023) 8022 5612.

STAGE

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 3pm. Broadway’s Romeo and Juliet. Broadway production starring Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad. (01428) 642161 for further details.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Puccini’s La Bohème. Featuring the Chisinau National Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra with international soloists. Admission £19.50-£28.50. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 3pm. Pirate Gran. Based on the book by Geraldine Durrant and Rose Forshall. An absolute treat for seafaring children aged three plus and their shipmates. Admission £12, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

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 Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.