What’s on for Saturday April 6 and Sunday April 7, 2013

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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. George Love’s IS. Room One Dave Angel, Voodoo Junkie, Stu Bryan, Brian Forester. Room two John Burns, Larry Dempsey, Josh Dunleavy. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. Funkt*If*Ino Room Two. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 10pm. Funkt*If*Ino. With very special guest DJ Danny Rampling. Plus Funkt*If*I*No All-Star DJs. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton. 7.30pm. Solent City Chorus in concert. Local four-part harmony male voice choir. With special guest Rebecca North. Admission £5 on door.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: Baptist Church Hall, North Street. 10am-midday. Spring Craft Fair. Craft items of all descriptions, jewellery, blanket squares, jams, cakes, etc. All proceeds towards church building fund. (023) 9245 4443.

EMSWORTH: Community Centre, Church Path. 10am-1pm. Emsworth Crafts 2013. A dozen or so local crafts people display their goods in the community centre. Gods include textiles, glass, jewellery, pottery, cards, wickerwork, etc.

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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 11am-midday. Old MacDonald’s Farm Story Time Special. Suitable for under-10s accompanied by an adult. Free, no need to book, but places limited. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, Heritage Way, Priddy’s Hard, (PO12 4LE). 10am-5pm. Spirit of the 40s Weekend. Entertainment includes dancing, activities, displays, traders and an impressive array of weaponry. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9250 5600, explosion.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10.30am-3pm. Unique Makers’ Market. Handmade art, craft and food market. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 11am-1pm. Big Girls’ Clothing Sale. Size 16-plus. Admission 50p.

PORTSMOUTH: St Andrew’s Church Hall, Havant Road, Farlington. 1.30pm doors. Spring Flower Show. Organised by Farlington & District Garden Club. Plant sale, raffle and refreshments. Admission 50p.

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.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-5.15pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of garden and parklands, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: House of Bethany, 7, Nelson Road. 2.30pm. Easter Carols. Followed by tea. Please let the Sisters know if you want to attend on 023-9283 3498 or ssb@sistersofbethany.org.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Scout Hut, off Stubbington Lane (PO14 2PL). 10am-3pm. Table Top Sale. Bric-a-brac, crafts and therapy, books, bottle stall, cakes, etc. Organised by the Fareham and Waterlooville branch of Cats Protection.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Sue Harvey. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Secrets of the Solent. Film, photographs, artefacts and paintings by Sarah Morrish. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Story Building, Historic Dockyard. 10am-6pm. Les Miserables Costumes on Display. Featuring 19 costumes and a selection of props from the film.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Sessions (15); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Ben Lewin. Starring: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William Macy. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Portsmouth Film Society, Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, King Street. A Cat in Paris (PG), 2pm. France, 2010. Subtitles. Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol. Starring: Dominique Blanc, Bernadette Lafont and Bruno Salomone. Skyfall (12A), 4pm; UK/US, 2012. Directed by Sam Mendes. Starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Naomie Harris. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Ollie Hughes is Robbie Williams. Tribute night. Admission £3 membeers, £5 guests.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. The Secret Police. Tribute band. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Jazz Morley. Admission £6 in advance, £7 on door.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11.30pm. Orange Street. Ska. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8.30pm. Double Barrell. Ska.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Skunk Funk. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Druids, Binsted Road, Buckland. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

ROGATE: Village Hall, North Street. 7pm doors for 8pm. Bearface Country. Presented by Oakgate CMC. (01730) 892498.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Five By Five. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Scarlett Park. Party band. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. Stone Free. 70s rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Calamity Jane. Presented by Gosport Musical Theatre Productions. Admission £10, concs. (01329) 223100.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Ellis Peters’ Cadfael in The Virgin in the Ice. A classic medieval murder mystery. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 12.30pm, 4pm, 8pm. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice. Starring Keith Jack as Joseph. Admission: £19.50-£34. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 10am, 1pm. Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Admission £11, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FARNHAM: meet Crooksbury Hill Car Park, on B3001 south west of Farnham (GR SU877457). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.15am. (01730) 269253.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

CONCERTS

ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. Informal Afternoon Concert on the Museum’s Clementi Piano by Anthony Noble. To include works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, 3.30pm. Teatime Concert. Featuring young musicians from Southampton. Admission free, retiring collection for the music fund.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening bingo and quiz night in the lounge.

GOSPORT: Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower, Heritage Way, Priddy’s Hard, (PO12 4LE). 10am-5pm. Spirit of the 40s Weekend. Entertainment includes dancing, activities, displays, traders and an impressive array of weaponry. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9250 5600, explosion.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen, 160, Whitworth Road (PO12 3NW). 9pm. Sunday Pub Quiz. (023) 9258 0626.

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

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: Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park, Northern Parade. 10am-3pm. Spring Craft Fair. Cards, gifts, art work, jewellery, craft items, etc. Admission 50p. 0844 504 8218, 07906 521 361.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-5.15pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of garden and parklands, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4.15pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Tony Edsell. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Secrets of the Solent. Film, photographs, artefacts and paintings by Sarah Morrish. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Story Building, Historic Dockyard. 10am-6pm. Les Miserables Costumes on Display. Featuring 19 costumes and a selection of props from the film.

FILMS

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. Mary Poppins (U); 3pm. Starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Admission £4, concs. The Philadelphia Story (U); 6pm. The 1940 classic starring Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant and James Stewart. Admission £6, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: Bull’s Head, 99, Fishbourne Road, Fishbourne. 8.15pm-11pm. Milton James Duo and Friends. Traditional jazz band. (01243) 839895.

PORTSMOUTH: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road, Hilsea. 12.30pm-2.40pm. Dave Pearson’s Big Band Orchestra. Free admission. (023) 9266 2440, hilsea-lido.org.uk/blue-lagoon.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11pm. Colin Vearncombe (aka Black). Singer/songwriter. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, 183, New Road. 5pm-8pm. Mojo Dollar. Playing 60s mod, beat and soul.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 2pm-6pm. Acoustic Afternoon with Herbie, Keith, Graham and gang. All welcome to listen or join in.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6.30pm. The Fabulous Rachael Hawnt. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. Cliff. Inappropriate songs on the wrong instrument. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 2pm, 7pm. Little Mermaid. Adaptation of Disney’s musical. Admission: £11.50, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

MONDAY, APRIL 8

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. Admission £2.50. (023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Entertainments Hall, Locksway Road, Milton. 7.30pm-10.15pm. Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence Dance. Dancing with Elaine Hardy. All welcome. BYO refreshments. Admission £3.50. (023) 9235 5388, 07732 968 236.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Conservative Club, Spur Road. 7.30pm. Cosham Phoenix Social Club. With a varied programme of events. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9237 0030, 9269 1740.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-midday. Messy Family Fun. Learn new skills, have fun, try out art and craft with a biblical theme, and enjoy lunch together as a family. Details: Alan Lihou, 07591 702 020, messyfamilyfun.tumblr.com.PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10.30am-midday. New Age Kurling. Friendly competitive fun with gentle exercise. All welcome. Admission: £2.50 session. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mark’s Church Hall Committee Room, Derby Road, North End. 10am-midday. The Young at Heart Club, a club for the over 50s. Come along for chat, quizzes, raffles, activities and speakers, with tea/coffee.

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Church, Somers Road, Somers Town. 3pm-5pm. Messy Family Fun. Learn new skills, have fun, try out art and craft with a biblical theme, and enjoy a hot meal together as a family. Details: Alan Lihou, 07591 702 020, messyfamilyfun.tumblr.com.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Tony Edsell. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Story Building, Historic Dockyard. 10am-6pm. Les Miserables Costumes on Display. Featuring 19 costumes and a selection of props from the film.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Executive Suite, Inn Lodge, Burrfields Road. 8pm. Portsmouth Jazz Club. Featuring the Georgina Jackson Quartet. (023) 9225 5806, 9229 8161, portsmouthjazz.com.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Cast includes Corrinne Wicks, Tom Butcher, Sarah Thomas and Jim Alexander. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Serenity Sanctuary, 89, Brockhurst Road (PO12 3AT). 3pm-4pm. Light (Living in Greater Health Today) Group. An informal friendly group for people experiencing CFS/ME/FM and other chronic illnesses, run by people who have experienced these challenges themselves. (023) 9252 1673.

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 Independence and Wellbeing 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 Independence and Wellbeing 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 Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Sellers Coffee House, 1, Kent Road. 7.30pm. Spinnaker Speakers. Become a more confident speaker and better leader. 07713 358 148, spinnakerspeakers.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9

CONCERTS

COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Tony Stace. Featuring a variety of music for all to enjoy. Hosted by Cosham Keyboard and Music Club. Tickets £5 (non members) coshamkeyboardandmusicclub.co.uk.

DANCING

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

EVENTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-midday. Messy Family Fun. Learn new skills, have fun, try out art and craft with a biblical theme, and enjoy lunch together as a family. Details: Alan Lihou, 07591 702 020, messyfamilyfun.tumblr.com.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-5.15pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of garden and parklands, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Church, Somers Road, Somers Town. 3pm-5pm. Messy Family Fun. Learn new skills, have fun, try out art and craft with a biblical theme, and enjoy a hot meal together as a family. Details: Alan Lihou, 07591 702 020, messyfamilyfun.tumblr.com.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Tony Edsell. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Story Building, Historic Dockyard. 10am-6pm. Les Miserables Costumes on Display. Featuring 19 costumes and a selection of props from the film.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: The Portsmouth Film Society, Omega Centre, Omega Street (PO5 4LP). Amour (12A), 8pm; Austria/France, 2012. Subtitled. Directed by Michael Haneke. Starring: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert and Alexandre Tharaud. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Jazz Morley. Singer/songwriter. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Lounge @ The RMA. Acoustic showcase night. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 2.30pm. The Wind in the Willows. Presented by Image Musical Theatre. Admission £7, concs. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.15pm. Gosport Gang Show. Fast moving musical revue combining the talents of over 100 young members of the Gosport and Fareham Scout and Guide Associations. Admission £9. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk, gosportgangshow.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Cast includes Corrinne Wicks, Tom Butcher, Sarah Thomas and Jim Alexander. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 11.30am, 1.30pm. Louis Pearl is The Amazing Bubbleman. A show with lots of fun activities. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Hairspray. Starring Mark Benton, Lucy Benjamin, Marcus Collins and Freya Sutton. Admission: £20-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

BISHOP’S WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street. 8pm. Steamships of the British Railway Companies. Illustrated talk by society chairman Barry Eagles. Organised by the Meon Valley Locomotive Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9269 8976.

CLANFIELD: Petersgate Infant School, Green Lane (PO8 0JU). 7.30pm. Vegetables. Talk by Ray Broughton, organised by the Clanfield Gardening Club. Plus the In-House Spring Show. Visitors and new members welcome. clanfieldgardeningclub.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7pm. Forgotten Purbrook. Illustrated talk by Andrew Perrin, organised by the Friends of Havant Museum. All welcome. Admission £2. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Baffins Community Centre, Westover Road, Copnor. 10.30am. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore Walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime Walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: St Luke’s Church Hall, Greetham Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Presentations and discussion of our book of the year: Little Dorrit ... at the monthly meeting of the Dickens Fellowship, Birthplace Branch. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1. (023) 9266 4205.

PORTSMOUTH: University of Portsmouth’s Portland Building, St James Street (PO1 3AH). 6.30pm for 7pm. The Art of Scandalous Lives of the Bloomsbury Group. Talk by Frank Woodgate, organised by the Portsea Island Decorative and Fine Art Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9242 3976, portsmouthnadfas.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10

DANCING

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Partner not necessary. New or experienced dancers welcome, as are visitors and new members. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 1pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £4. (023) 9273 1281.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7.45pm-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members are always welcome. (023) 0261 3409, 9271 0060.

EVENTS

ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. Accomplishment Day. Staff and volunteers at the museum will demonstrate their accomplishments, from knitting to quilting, from embroidery to covering screen! (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

LOWER SWANWICK: The Navigator, Bridge Road, (SO31 7EB). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Becky. 07837 097 687, solentsocialising.org.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-midday. Messy Family Fun. Learn new skills, have fun, try out art and craft with a biblical theme, and enjoy lunch together as a family. Details: Alan Lihou, 07591 702 020, messyfamilyfun.tumblr.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-midday. Arts and Crafts Group. Join in with what’s happening or bring your own project to do. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-5.15pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of garden and parklands, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Church, Somers Road, Somers Town. 3pm-5pm. Messy Family Fun. Learn new skills, have fun, try out art and craft with a biblical theme, and enjoy a hot meal together as a family. Details: Alan Lihou, 07591 702 020, messyfamilyfun.tumblr.com.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Tony Edsell. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... Featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted xto the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Story Building, Historic Dockyard. 10am-6pm. Les Miserables Costumes on Display. Featuring 19 costumes and a selection of props from the film.

FILMS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (12A); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by Peter Jackson. Cast includes Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage and Benedict Cumberbatch. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Untouchable (15); 7pm. Subtitles. France, 2012. Directed by Ben Lewin. Starring: Omar Sy and Francois Cluzet. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 7.15pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: John Maddock’s Jaazmen. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Race Car Hearts. Singer/songwriter. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Naked Beats. Live poetry plus music fusion. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. DSTM presents ... Razoreater, Iced Out, Rilke and Black Branches. Admission £2. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.15pm. Gosport Gang Show. Fast moving musical revue combining the talents of over 100 young members of the Gosport and Fareham Scout and Guide Associations. Admission £10. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk, gosportgangshow.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Cast includes Corrinne Wicks, Tom Butcher, Sarah Thomas and Jim Alexander. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. Andy Capp: The Musical. Presented by Hayling Musical Society and based on the cartoon strip. Admission £10. (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. One Pride, One People. Dynamo Youth Theatre present this musical set against the background of real historical events that took place in Portsmouth during the first world war and its aftermath. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Hairspray. Starring Mark Benton, Lucy Benjamin, Marcus Collins and Freya Sutton. Admission: £20-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Scorched. A moving, Oscar-nominated thriller with twists and turns, set in war-torn Lebanon, that will keep you guessing to the final denouement. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Three Acts of Play. Presented by Candoco Dance. Admission £16, concs. Pre-show lecture at 6.15pm; post-show discussion. Both free, but please reserve your place when booking your ticket. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

HAMBLEDON: meet Upper Grenville Copse, north west of Hambledon (GR SU635170). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A six-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.25am. (01730) 269253.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7pm for 7.30pm. What’s Its. Talk by Mike Rogers of TATHS, organised by the Solent Guild of Woodcarvers and Sculptors. All welcome. (023) 9259 9153.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Old Portsmouth Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. 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.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 7pm. Annual General Meeting of the Portsmouth Society, followed by 40 Years of the Portsmouth Society. Talk by Celia Clark. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9283 1461, portsmouthsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Bransbury Park Community Centre, Eastney Road. 10.30am. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

PORTCHESTER: meet in the main Portchester Castle car park. 2pm. Portchester Castle. Suitable for beginners. New walkers to arrive 1.45pm to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, Copnor, 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore Walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond/longer walk to Milton foreshore. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. 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.

SOUTHSEA: meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am. Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront Walk. Through the Rose Garden and Rock Garden. 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.

THURSDAY, APRIL 11

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.35.

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Centre, Havant Road (PO6 1PA). 2pm-4.15pm. TPP Dance Club Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence. Admission: £3.50 (inc tea/coffee). 07989 124 089.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-midday, 1pm-3pm, 4pm-6pm. Create Your Own MaTShirt. Inspired by our Matisse exhibition? Come along and turn your plain T-shirt into a masterpiece. £2.50 per person. Please book as places limited. 7pm. Meet the Author: June Hampson. Come and meet Gosport-born June and hear about the inspiration behind her books. Admission £3, concs (inc refreshments). (023) 9252 3463.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-midday. Messy Family Fun. Learn new skills, have fun, try out art and craft with a biblical theme, and enjoy lunch together as a family. Details: Alan Lihou, 07591 702 020, messyfamilyfun.tumblr.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club for the over 55s. Different activity each week with a welcoming friendly group. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Faulty Towers Murder Mystery. Brasil! There’s a dead body in my soup!. Admission: £22 (inc two-course meal). (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-5.15pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of garden and parklands, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Church, Somers Road, Somers Town. 3pm-5pm. Messy Family Fun. Learn new skills, have fun, try out art and craft with a biblical theme, and enjoy a hot meal together as a family. Details: Alan Lihou, 07591 702 020, messyfamilyfun.tumblr.com.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey, cards, jewellery, wood craft, craft, cakes, and plants. Coffee and tea available. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Tony Edsell. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Story Building, Historic Dockyard. 10am-6pm. Les Miserables Costumes on Display. Featuring 19 costumes and a selection of props from the film.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Song for Marion (PG); 8pm. Directed by Paul Andrew Williams. Starring: Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, Vanessa Redgrave, Terence Stamp and Anne Reid. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Scholars. Rock. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Tread Steady, 7pm; Eloise Keating, 7.30pm; The High Wire Act, 8pm; Van Laun, 8.30pm; Josh Savage (full band), 9pm; Sidewinder, 9.30pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 10pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Up-C Down-C. Plus special guests Drexl, and The Divorcee. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. Olu Shola.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. King Charles. Plus special guests Story Books and Giovanna. Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Louis Pearl is The Amazing Bubbleman. A show with lots of fun activities. Admission £7, concs. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 11.30am, 2.30pm. Gosport Gang Show. Fast moving musical revue combining the talents of over 100 young members of the Gosport and Fareham Scout and Guide Associations. Admission: £9, matinee; £11 evening. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk, gosportgangshow.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. Cast includes Corrinne Wicks, Tom Butcher, Sarah Thomas and Jim Alexander. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. Andy Capp: The Musical. Presented by Hayling Musical Society and based on the cartoon strip. Admission £10. (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Hairspray. Starring Mark Benton, Lucy Benjamin, Marcus Collins and Freya Sutton. Admission: £20-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7pm. Guinness World Science. Join our team of presenters in genuine live record attempts by our audience. Suitable for ages seven to 13. Admission £14.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Scorched. A moving, Oscar-nominated thriller with twists and turns, set in war-torn Lebanon, that will keep you guessing to the final denouement. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Northern Israel – The teeming streets with streaming treats. Talk by Eric Watson, organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

FAREHAM: Whiteley Primary School, Gull Coppice, Whiteley. 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Whiteley Wags Women’s Institute. Make new friends, learn new skills and enjoy yourself.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. Portsmouth Cathedral Club Meeting. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Scott Road car park (off Military Road by The News Centre). 10.30am. Hilsea Lines Walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ with its abundance of wildlife. 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.

SOUTHSEA: meet Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, King Street. 10.30am. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

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