What’s on for Saturday August 10 and Sunday August 11, 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, AUGUST 10

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Revelation presents Amber D (Tidy Girls). A night of hard dance and trance. Admission £3 before 8pm, £5 after. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Neon Ballroom. (023) 9286 3911.

EVENTS

ALTON: High Street. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

CHICHESTER: Car Park Number 8 at Goodwood Racecourse (PO18 0PS).

7.45pm-9.45pm start. GSD Giant: 104, 76 or 44-mile Charity Sportive. In the lanes and villages around the South Downs. Entry £30/£20. Accompanied under-16s half price. £10 discount to fundraisers. 10am-4pm start. GSD Elf five-mile Charity Bike Ride. In the lanes and villages around Goodwood Racecourse. Entry £10. Accompanied children free. £5 discount to fundraisers. Profits to local charity AGSD-UK. Book online: gsdgiant.org.uk. (01489) 877 991.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. CSVAC Tractor Rally. The Central Southern Vintage Agricultural Club rally returns with Ferguson and Massey-Ferguson as this year’s themed maker, but there will still be plenty of red tractors too. Admission £8.50, concs. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

HAVANT: Havant Spiritualist Church, Brockhampton Lane. 10.30am-4.30pm. Workshop. With Sue Ellis and Barbara Venn Lever. Admission £15.

HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). Flint Knapping Weekend. With the Lithic Studies Society. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

LIPHOOK: Village Hall, 2, Headley Road. 10am-midday. Liphook Market. Handmade cards, ice cream, cakes and preserves, crafts, etc. Plus light refreshments.

PETERSFIELD: Queen Elizabeth Country Park. 4pm. Bioblitz. A 24-hour nature hunt to discover as many of the weird and wonderful species living in the park as possible. (023) 9259 5040.

PORTSMOUTH: Baffins Pond, Tangier Road, Copnor (PO3 6HU). 10am-4pm. Learn to Fish Day ... with the Environment Agency. All welcome to this free taster session. 07731 362 612.

PORTSMOUTH: Eastney Swimming Pool, Melville Road (PO4 9TB). 2pm-3pm. Taster Session for Girls, aged six and over in the Portsmouth area, who are welcome to come along and try our great sport.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 11am-5pm. Umbrella Festival and 301st Birthday of Jonas Hanway. Join in the festivities with displays, music, arts and crafts. (023) 9273 9496.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 10am. British Orthodox Service. Join the British Orthodox community in our city for its monthly service.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Shipwrecked in Southsea. Enjoy a selection of fun family activities including the creation of a long frieze that will then be displayed around the walls of the activity room.

EXHIBITIONS

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

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Silver Anniversary Celebrations. Celebrating the history and growth of the museum which opened on July 29, 1988. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTCHESTER: Library, West Street. 9.30am-1pm. Exhibition of Works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original water colour paintings and fine art prints: wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, etc. flynnspaintings.com.

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.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. It’s A Beautiful Day. San Francisco legends return. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, George Street. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: Front Bar, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Krishna. Singer, guitarist and songwriter from India. (023) 9221 0437.

PORTSMOUTH: The Phoenix, Torrington Road. 8.30pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Betty Blue. Rhythm, blues and rockabilly.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Dukes of Agares. Admission £5. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: The 149 Club, Albert Road. 7.30pm doors. The Unusual Sleight of Hand. Music and magic duo. Admission free before 8pm; after, members £2, guests £3.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 2pm. Edge Fest Saturday Session. Waves, 2pm; Sights, 2.40pm; At The Lighthouse, 3.20pm; Accidents Will Happen, 4pm; City Skies, 4.40pm; Forever Can Wait, 6pm; The Hype Theory, 6.45pm; The Colour Line, 7.30pm; Our Hollow Our Home, 8.15pm; Set Your Sails, 9pm; Hildamay, 9.45pm; I Divide, 10.30pm-11pm. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Mr Big Stuff. Classic 70s and 80s fantastic funk. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Stone Free. 70s rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Kojak’s Revenge. Admission £9. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £16-£40, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 5pm, 8pm. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Admission £19-£27.50. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

CHICHESTER: meet Poyntz Bridge car park (south of Chichester) (GR SU864 022). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A six-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.15am. (01730) 269253.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Harbour Station for 9.15am ‘fast car’. CHA Walking Club Walk. Six-mile circular walk on the Isle of Wight. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. CSVAC Tractor Rally. The Central Southern Vintage Agricultural Club rally returns with Ferguson and Massey-Ferguson as this year’s themed maker, but there will still be plenty of red tractors too. Plus William Cobbett rides again! Hear William Cobbett’s opinions on the museum’s artefacts, His words will be read by Luath Grant-Ferguson. Children can dress in the museum’s period clothes and try out some of the artefacts. Admission £8.50, concs. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). Flint Knapping Weekend. With the Lithic Studies Society. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.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: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 2pm-4pm. Visit the Tower. A chance to climb the tower and enjoy the unparalleled views over the city and surrounding area.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Shipwrecked in Southsea. Enjoy a selection of fun family activities including the creation of a long frieze that will then be displayed around the walls of the activity room.

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

EXHIBITIONS

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

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Silver Anniversary Celebrations. Celebrating the history and growth of the museum which opened on July 29, 1988. (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: The Lodge Arts Centre, Anglesea Road. 10am-4pm. Park Life. Paintings and photographs based in the natural world and life in our parks and gardens. (023) 9287 0880.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Summer Warm Up Tour. Featuring: Tom Milsom, MusicalBethan, Tom Law and Doddleoddle. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Tap, London Road, North End. 5pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

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

SOUTHSEA: Bandstand, West Battery Gardens (behind D-Day Museum), Clarence Esplanade. 1pm-4pm. Folk. Featuring: Retrospective Soundtrack Players. Supported by Day of the Rabblement and Electric Eden.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 2pm. Edge Fest Sunday Session. Where’s The Addiction, 2pm; Parallaxis, 2.40pm; Gone By Tomorrow, 3.20pm; Deceptions, 4pm; Griever, 4.40pm; Polio, 6pm; Seething Akira, 6.45pm; The Obsolete, 7.30pm; Offender, 8.15pm; Prolong The Agony, 9pm; The Valiant, 9.45pm; Kill Em Dead Cowboy, 10.30pm. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. The Sensational Debbie C. Sunday party session. (023) 9229 5195.

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.

MONDAY, AUGUST 12

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.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am-11.45am. JCPF Spiritual Healing Clinic. Donation gratefully received. (023) 9269 3169 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. 11am, midday, 2pm, 4pm. Victorian Storytelling. Interactive and spooky storytelling.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandie Veterans. A chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. Please telephone on the day to confirm that the veterans will be here. (023) 9282 8068.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTCHESTER: Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Exhibition of Works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original water colour paintings and fine art prints: wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, etc. flynnspaintings.com.

PORTSMOUTH: The Lodge Arts Centre, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Park Life. Paintings and photographs based in the natural world and life in our parks and gardens. (023) 9287 0880.

GIGS

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

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 8.30pm. Sounds of Salsa.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £16-£40, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

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, AUGUST 13

CONCERTS

COSHAM: The Link, Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Cosham Keyboard and Music Club. This month we have some members playing easy listening music for all to enjoy. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £5. (023) 9237 6313.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

GOSPORT: Local and Naval Studies Centre, High Street. 10.30am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Cluedo in the Museum. Family workshops linked to the creepy house theme of the summer reading challenge. Suitable for age six plus. Admission £2.50 pp, please book in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3pm. Sammy Sardine’s Summer School: Crafty Communications. Discover how submarines communicated with the outside world. Have a go at creating your own codes and signals to communicate. (023) 9254 5034.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. Midday-2pm. Millers Ark Farm. Meet a range of farm animals in the museum gardens. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Victory, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. All Hands On Deck. Join the HMS Victory guides for a chance to hear stories, view and handle objects from the collection. Drop-in. All ages welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. 11am, midday, 2pm, 4pm. Victorian Storytelling. Interactive and spooky storytelling.

PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Museum, Historic Dockyard. 11am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-3pm. Under Attack! Don’t help the enemy! Try your hand at Tudor war games. £5 per child, accompanying adults free. Max three children per adult. Suitable for all ages. No unaccompanied children. Must be booked in advance, places limited. (023) 9281 2931.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandie Veterans. A chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. Please telephone on the day to confirm that the veterans will be here. (023) 9282 8068.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

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: The Lodge Arts Centre, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Park Life. Paintings and photographs based in the natural world and life in our parks and gardens. (023) 9287 0880.

GIGS

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

CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £16-£40, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

BISHOP’S WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street. 8pm. The Sweetest Steam. Illustrated talk by David Eatwell on industrial railways working in the sugar-cane plantations in the Philippines. Organised by the Meon Valley Locomotive Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9269 8976.

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.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club. Come and enjoy some social ballroom dancing, ideal for couples. Admission £3. (023) 9307 7368.

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) 9261 3409, 9271 0060.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 3pm. Meet the Author: Nick Arnold – Horrible Science Best Bits Show! Join Nick for outrageous hair raising highlights from the Horrible Science series. Admission £5 (suitable for families with children aged five and over). (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: Havant Spiritualist Church, Brockhampton Lane. 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Alternative Service. An evening for the enquiring mind with refreshments and raffle. Admission £2.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Park and Community Centre, Station Road. Midday-4.15pm. Three Churches Summer Fete. Dance displays, children’s entertainer, 40 stalls, refreshments. Lots of fun for all ages. Admission £1, concs. (023) 9246 3595.

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 Adrian. 07971 829 130, solentsocialising.org.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Hot Walls Arches, Broad Street. 10am-2pm. Solent Guild of Woodcarvers and Sculptors Display and Demonstration of Woodcarving. (023) 9259 9153.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. A, B, Seas! Discover the navy’s alphabet and signal flags with our flag waving and pom-pom semaphore workshop. Make your own lags and pom-poms to take home. Free sessions, no ticket required. All ages welcome.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandie Veterans. A chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. Please telephone on the day to confirm that the veterans will be here. (023) 9282 8068.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTCHESTER: Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Exhibition of Works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original water colour paintings and fine art prints: wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, etc. flynnspaintings.com.

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: The Lodge Arts Centre, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Park Life. Paintings and photographs based in the natural world and life in our parks and gardens. (023) 9287 0880.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Much Ado About Nothing (12A); 8pm. A modern retelling, directed by Joss Whedon. Starring: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof and Fran Kranz. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, (PO12 2HE). 8pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: The Frenchman Street Jazz Band. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring Charlotte Woodman, Wyte Chalk plus Lindsay Ullman.

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

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Showcase 2013: Heat Five. Featuring: Stefikie; Everything But Arms; Once Too Much; and Waves. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £16-£40, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

BURITON: meet Buriton Village car park (GR SU738 201). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A four-mile walk (followed by a picnic at midday, charge £5). Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.45am. (01730) 269253.

CHICHESTER: meet Woolpack Public House, Fishbourne. 10.56am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Five/six-mile flat linear walk. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

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.

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, AUGUST 15

DCONCERTS

PORTCHESTER: St Mary’s Church, Portchester Castle. 1pm. Lunchtime Recital: Anthony Cheng (piano). Admission free, retiring collection in aid of the church.

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 3pm-4.30pm. Ferrets for Fun – with real ferrets! Join Gordon Lewis to learn all about ferrets. Suitable for families. Admission £3 (accompanied children free). (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3pm. Sammy Sardine’s Summer School: World Food Day. Discover some of the exotic places that HMS Alliance stopped at and taste your way around the world with our food stalls! (023) 9254 5034.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 10am-midday. Weekly Café. The menu will include Fair Trade tea, freshly made coffee and a selection of home made cakes and bakes. No set charge but donations can be made.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.15pm-10pm. Healer Training Evening Clinic. Admission £5 per session. (023) 9269 3169 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 11am-3pm. Create Your Own Detective Mask. A chance to make your own Sherlock detective mask, using parts of actors faces that have played Sherlock Holmes, cartoon images and drawing, make your own new detective. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandie Veterans. A chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. Please telephone on the day to confirm that the veterans will be here. (023) 9282 8068.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddy’s Hard (PO12 4LE). 10am-4pm. Lee Art Group 41st Annual Exhibition. Paintings, crafts, cards. Tea room. Part of Hampshire Open Studio event. Admission free. (023) 9250 5600.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTCHESTER: Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Exhibition of Works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original water colour paintings and fine art prints: wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, etc. flynnspaintings.com.

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: The Lodge Arts Centre, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Park Life. Paintings and photographs based in the natural world and life in our parks and gardens. (023) 9287 0880.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Epic 2D (U); 5pm. Animated fantasy adventure. Before Midnight (15); 8pm. Directed by Richard Linklater. Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

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

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Sophie Darling, 7.30pm; Kayleigh Middleton, 8pm; The Folsom, 8.30pm; The High Wire Act, 9pm; Saucy Jack, 9.30pm; Foxer, 10.15pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 10.45pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Posthardcore/ Metalcore Showcase. Admission £4. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Bangers. Plus special guests: Underparts; and Attack! Vipers! Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. Betty Blue.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Showcase 2013: Heat Six. Featuring: Leftines; Dutch Criminal Record; The Hazy Eyed; Smiles; and Do The Tuesday. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. By Bertolt Brecht. Starring Henry Goodman as Arturo Ui. Admission: £24.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £16-£40, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls Ballroom, Bury Road. 7.30pm. The Code of Love. First performance of a new musical written by Louise Helyer based on a book by Andro Linklater, presented by Col Productions. Admission £6, concs. 07789 793 895.

WALKS & TALKS

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.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm. Thunderdome. It’s A Sin Room 2. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-2.30am. It’s A Sin. With resident DJs Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Bryan Lacey and Funmbi Omotayo plus special guest. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

CONCEERTS

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church, Green Road, Alverstoke. 12.30pm-1.15pm. Lunchtime Organ Recital. With Oliver Hancock from Portsmouth Cathedral. Admission £4/£3.50.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Institute, 238, Havant Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Queen Victoria’s Soldiers. A talk by Michael Forrest, organised by the Over 50 Friendship Centre. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1.50 (inc tea and biscuit).

PORTSMOUTH: Victory Gallery, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-12.30pm. Telescope Tales. Explore the world under the sea. Under-fives (accompanied by an adult) can take part in craft, dressing up and story time. Free sessions, no ticket required.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandie Veterans. A chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. Please telephone on the day to confirm that the veterans will be here. (023) 9282 8068.

EXHIBITIONS

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

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Silver Anniversary Celebrations. Celebrating the history and growth of the museum which opened on July 29, 1988. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddy’s Hard (PO12 4LE). 10am-4pm. Lee Art Group 41st Annual Exhibition. Paintings, crafts, cards. Tea room. Part of Hampshire Open Studio event. Admission free. (023) 9250 5600.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTCHESTER: Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Exhibition of Works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original water colour paintings and fine art prints: wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, etc. flynnspaintings.com.

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: The Lodge Arts Centre, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Park Life. Paintings and photographs based in the natural world and life in our parks and gardens. (023) 9287 0880.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Oz the Great and Powerful (PG); 5pm. Directed by Sam Raimi. Starring: James Franco, Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz. Chasing Mavericks (PG); 8pm. Directed by Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson. Starring: Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston and Elisabeth Shue. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. King Cats. Plus DJ Zodiac. Members £4, guests £7.

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club. With Pete Harris Blues Allstars featuring Jon Vaughan and Ray. All welcome. Admission £10. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Neil Innes. Comedy legend. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Veronique Devine and the Vixens present: Rock with the Foxes. An evening of delicious music and burlesque. Admission £4 in advance, £7 on door. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Trevor John.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Metal/Hardcore Showcase. Admission £4. (023) 8022 5612.

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

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

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. By Bertolt Brecht. Starring Henry Goodman as Arturo Ui. Admission: £24.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £16-£40, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls Ballroom, Bury Road. 7.30pm. The Code of Love. First performance of a new musical written by Louise Helyer based on a book by Andro Linklater, presented by Col Productions. Admission £6, concs. 07789 793 895.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: meet Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront Walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. 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.