What’s on for Saturday August 17 and Sunday August 18, 2013

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

TODAY

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Georgie Love’s Residence Party. A night of underground tech house. Admission free before 9pm. (023) 9221 0437.

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

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 10pm. Free Summer Party featuring DJ Lemon and friends (18+). (023) 9286 3911.

DANCING

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

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: Palmers Road car park. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

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: Privett Farmhouse, 138, Privett Road. 10am-midday. Table Top Sale. Good quality second-hand clothes from £1; bric-a-brac; tombola; home-made cake stall; morning cream teas available. Free admission. 07968 899 805.

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church Small Hall, Mengham. 9.30am. Coffee Morning. Organised by The Rowans Haying Island Support Group.

PORTSMOUTH: Alexandra Park, Northern Parade. 11am-3pm. Stamshaw and Tipner Community Fair. Includes a fun dog show organised by the RSPCA, Village Olympics competition and sports taster sessions, etc. A fun-packed experience for all the family.

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: The Field, Port Solent. 10am-4pm. The News Motor Show. Attractions include: dealers, vintage, classic and muscle cars, new reg, kiddies’ grand prix, helicopter rides, trade stands, family attractions. ‘Top Gear style’ fastest lap competition, 35ft inflatable assault course, etc.

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: 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-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.

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

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. DL Sounds.

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, (PO12 2HE). 5pm-1am. Gosport Punkfest. Featuring: UK Subs, Eastfield and Night of Treason. Admission £12. 07800 636 565.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Rockabilly Riot. Featuring: Danny and The Dreamtones, Ruby Rebelle and the Juke Box DJs. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, George Street. 8.30pm. Lee Ray.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. Rachel Harding.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. The Freestyle Funk Collective. With Kate Fox. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The 149 Club, Albert Road. 7.30pm doors. Craig Hutchesson. Winning vocalist on Sky TV’s Don’t Forget the Lyrics. Admission free before 8pm; after, members £2, guests £3.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Red Glory. Rock/pop band. (023) 9282 1658.

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.2.30pm, 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.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. A Railway Journey. Two one-act plays: Still Life by Noël Coward and The Railway Siding by Jonathon Holloway. Presented by Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society as part of the Hayling Billy 50 celebrations. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: meet Asda car park, Dock Road. 1pm. Gosport Heritage Guided Walk ... Walpole Park, Trinity Church, Haslar Gate and St George’s Barracks. Stand on the site where the largest press of men took place. (023) 9250 1024. thegosportsociety.com.

HINDHEAD: meet Hindhead National Trust car park (GR SU891 357). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A nine-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 269253.

TOMORROW

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.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening Bingo and Quiz in the Lounge.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. Sunday Funday. A special day for children to experience the atmosphere of a fete and Sunday School Treat of old. Come as a family to join in the fun with old fashioned games and pastimes. Admission £8.50, concs. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. Teddy Bears’ Picnic Railway Day. Today’s the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic. Bring along your teddies and a picnic and enjoy your lunch from noon in our peaceful woodland gardens before the afternoon fun starts. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.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: The Field, Port Solent. 10am-4pm. The News Motor Show. Attractions include: dealers, vintage, classic and muscle cars, new reg, kiddies’ grand prix, helicopter rides, trade stands, family attractions. ‘Top Gear style’ fastest lap competition, 35ft inflatable assault course, etc.

SOUTHSEA: Palmerston Road. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

SOUTHSEA: Salvation Army Citadel, Albert Road. 6pm. Songs of Praise. With soloists, band and songsters and an opportunity for a good sing! You are warmly invited to share with us. (023) 9282 1164.

SWANWICK: Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Swanwick Lane (SO31 7HB). 10am-4pm. Trains Day. Attractions include: model railway layouts, train rides, museum, make a brick, brass band, ukulele jam, archery, dog agility display. Admission £5, concs. (01489) 576248.

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.

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.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 11am-4pm. Crafts in the Tower. An exhibition by artists and makers from the local area showcasing jewellery, ceramics, fine art, glass work, textiles, photography and wood turning. craftsinthetower.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-4pm. Park Life. Paintings and photographs based in the natural world and life in our parks and gardens. (023) 9287 0880.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. From midday. Family Hog Roast Day. Hog roast and salad, plus tour, only £10. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

GARDENS

ALTON: Berry Cottage, Church Road, Upper Farringdon. 2.30pm-5pm. Garden Open. Small organic cottage garden with all-year interest, including herbaceous borders, pond, bog garden, shrubbery and small kitchen garden. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.

BRAMDEAN: Bramdean House (SO24 0JU). 2pm-4.30pm. Garden Open. Six-acre garden on chalk, famous for mirror-image herbaceous borders, one-acre walled garden featuring vegetables, fruit and flowers. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £4.

SWANMORE: Hill Farm House, Droxford Road (SO32 2PY). 2pm-5.30pm. Open Garden. Plants for sale, teas, etc. Admission £4 (inc cup of tea/coffee). Organised by the Rowans Hospice Support Group – Southwick, Boarhunt, Meon. (023) 9238 2433, 9237 0647, 07940 805 431.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. Tongues & Grooves Open Mic Festival Fund Raiser. An evening celebrating local voices.

PORTSMOUTH: The Phoenix, Torrington Road. 6pm-8pm. The Taste of Purple.

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: Bandstand, West Battery Gardens (behind D-Day Museum), Clarence Esplanade. 1pm-4pm. Reggae. Featuring: The Majestic; The Hotsteppers also Emiliyah and The Mighty Z Allstars. Plus DJs and MCs.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 3pm. Zach Blues and Little Option.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. The Kings of Swing: Frank and Dean. Playing your Ratpack favourites. (023) 9229 5195.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8pm. An Evening with Neil Gaiman. Neil will be celebrating the publication of his new novel: The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Admission £6. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Highland Road Cemetery. Midday-4pm. Information Day and Tour (2pm). Chapel opens midday with 250-plus displays. Organised by the Friends of Highland Road Cemetery. Admission £3 for tour. (023) 9266 8657.

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