What’s On for Saturday August 18, 2012

The Lounge Kittens are Zan Lawther, Timia Gwendoline and Jenny Deacon. Picture by Paul Harries.

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

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: Tiger Tiger Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays. 6pm doors for 8pm-10pm (last entry 7.45pm). Jongleurs Comedy Night. Featuring: Andrew Roper, Paddy Lennox, Victor Daniels and Geoff Boyz. Admission £15. (023) 9288 2244.

DANCING

PAULSGROVE: Community Centre, Marsden Road. 8pm-11pm. Saturday Ballroom Dance. Plus some sequence dancing. BYO, no wet bar. Admission: £4. (023) 9273 3393, 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

DENMEAD: All Saints Church Hall and Grounds, Hambledon Road. 11am-4pm. Denmead Village Show. Come and enjoy the exhibits of home grown produce, stalls and activities for all the family, including a fun dog show. (023) 9226 1629.

EMSWORTH: International Hall, The Square. 10am-2pm. Book Sale. Organised by Southbourne Lions. (01243) 431183.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-5pm. The World at Fort Nelson. Discover how many countries are represented in our collection. Also Fort Nelson in WW1. Themed activities for all the family. (01329) 233734.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 11am-midday. Seaside: Story Time Special. Create your own sunny seaside sand picture and listen to our summer story. Suitable for under-10s accompanied by an adult. Free, but must places be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 9.15am. Cycle ride to Bishop’s Waltham and Winchester. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church, Small Hall, Hollow Lane. 9.30am. Coffee Morning. Organised by Hayling Support Group for the Rowans Hospice. (023) 9246 4683.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Steam Collection, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. Military Weekend. Visiting military vehicles, re-enactors and enthusiasts will make this an interesting new event for us. Admission £13, concs. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Christchurch Milton Reformed Church, 239, Milton Road. 10am-2.30pm. Membership Drive and Table Top Book Sale. Organised by the City of Portsmouth Lions Club. All welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: Eastney Swimming Pool, Melville Road. Portsmouth Synchronised Swimming Free Taster Sessions. Children, 3pm-3.45pm. Adults, 3.45pm-4.45pm.

PORTSMOUTH: United Church Hall, Havant Road/Station Road, Drayton. 1.30pm. Farlington and District Garden Club Summer Show. Flower displays, bring and buy stalls, raffle, refreshments, etc. Admission £1 (children free).

PORT SOLENT: meet Playground. 11am-4pm. Port Solent Kidz Club: Bob Jobbins’ Crafty Workshop. Bob will help everyone to create some amazing murals which capture the spirit of the seaside. (023) 9221 0606, portsolent.com for further details.

SOUTHSEA: Jan Gillett House, 50, St Edward’s Road. 11am-2pm. Garden Fete. Lots of stalls, refreshments and entertainment for all, including Jackie and Mark who will be singing a varied programme of music. Admission 50p.

WINCHESTER: Cathedral. 9am-3pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-5pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Val Carter who paints in a variety of media and genre. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Emsworth People Through Seven Decades. A thorough and fascinating picture of Emsworth, its people, businesses and buildings in the 19th century. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

FINCHDEAN: Markwells (PO8 0AU). 11am-6pm. Hampshire Open Studios. Jean Bradley paints watercolours and acrylic works, also woodblock prints, plus fuse glass for house and garden and makes original glass beads. (023) 9241 2515.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-4pm. Gosport Camera Club Exhibition. Stunning images carefully selected from the best photographs by Gosport Camera Club members. Admission free. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-5.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 10am-5.30pm. John Robinson Watercolours. Paintings of variety of subject matter, but the majority are of local scenes, especially the Downs.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Portraits and Landscapes: Rediscovering Richard Ubsdell ... marking the bicentenary of this local artist. A Tale of One City ... exploring the links between Charles Dickens and life in Portsmouth today. 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

WICKHAM: The Travellers Rest, Newtown (PO17 6LL). 2pm-11pm. Cider and Music Festival. Up to five groups will be performing in a marquee. Overnight camping available. (01329) 833263.

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