A guide to what’s on around the area this weekend.
GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 8pm-1am. Gosport Soul Club. Large dance floor (talc allowed). Admission £5 on door.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-2pm. Punk Night. Featuring Ricky C Quartet, First Wave, The Good Time Charlies, Archive 44. Admission £5 on door. (023) 9221 0437.
SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Neon Ballroom. Admission free. (023) 9286 3911.
LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee-on-the-Solent Tennis Club, 41-47, Manor Way (PO13 9JQ). 7.30pm doors for 8.30pm. LOST Comedy. Featuring: Roger Monkhouse, Suzy Bennett, David Trent. MC Keith Barron. Admission £12. 07799 416 705.
GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green. 7.30pm. Concert by the Hampshire County Youth Choir. Includes Fauré’s Requiem with organ. Details: holytrinitygosport.co.uk/concerts.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. With a members’ evening. Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission: £7 on door. portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 4pm. Music Foundation Concert. Given by the choir and the young musicians it seeks to support. Admission free, retiring collection in aid of the St Mary’s Music Foundation which supports young people from the area in developing their musical skills.
CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 10.30am-3.30pm. Clanfield Crafts. Featuring a variety of crafts, including macrame, knitting and crochet, silversmith jewellery, textiles, soaps and candles, fused glass, photography, etc. 07954 584 090.
EASTLEIGH: Lakeside, Wide Lane (SO50 5PE). 10am-4pm. Learn to Fish Day ... with the Environment Agency. All welcome to this free taster session. 07731 362 612.
EXTON: Manor Farm, Church Lane. 1pm-5pm. Village Fete. Music, entertainment, stalls and refreshments, as well as a Saxon experience in the form of a re-enactment of the battles of 1066. Small entry fee is required.
HORNDEAN: Horndean Tech College, Barton Cross. 10.30am-4pm. JCPF Mind Body Soul Fayre. 07508 361 629 for further details.
GOSPORT: St Thomas the Apostle, Elson Road. 4pm. Songs of Praise and launch of the Great Deanery Treasure Hunt. Treasure hunt involves walking around the town and answering questions about the area. Entry booklet costs £5 and entries must be returned by Saturday, August 31. Prize-giving on Saturday, September 7.
LISS: Barr Field, Petersfield Road (B3006). 10am-5pm. Steam and Vintage Vehicle Gathering. Featuring a wide variety of vintage tractors, cars and steam engines. Admission £2, concs.
MEDSTEAD: Village Green. 2pm. Village Fete. The fete will have a Tour de France theme. With a grand parade (which starts at 1.30pm), craft and trade stalls, a BBQ, and arena entertainment. 07717 767 746.
PETERSFIELD: Queen Elizabeth Country Park. 10am-5pm. South Downs Wood Fair. A weekend event showcasing all aspects of wood, from biomass to garden furniture. woodlandcrafts.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10am-1pm. Carnival Parade Workshop. Want to get your group involved but not sure where to start and don’t have a thing to wear!? Come along to our free drop in session for some advice! (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 10am. British Orthodox Service. Join the British Orthodox community in our city for its monthly service.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: Parish Hall, Links Lane. 10am-1pm. Craft Fair. Varied craft stalls, including textiles, jewellery, book binding, pewter, ceramics, candles, cards, beads, glass, woodwork, quilting and furniture renovation, etc.
SPARSHOLT: Sparsholt College, Westley Lane (SO21 2NF). 11am-5pm. Sparsholt’s Taste of Hampshire Food Festival. Sample the very best of Hampshire’s local food and drink. Admission: £8, concs. (01962) 797396, sparsholt.ac.uk.
SOUTHSEA: House of Bethany, 7, Nelson Road. 10am-4pm. Quiet Day. Led by Rosemary Wells. Please bring a packed lunch, drinks and tea provided. Admission: £6. Please let the Sisters know if you want to attend on 023-9283 3498 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WIDLEY: Christ Church Hall and Grounds, London Road. Midday-4pm. Summer Festival. Stalls, Brian Kidd’s gardeners’ question time, live music, puppets and art. Free admission.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Thanks for the Memories: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Westbourne Primary School. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Harbour View. Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter returns with his new exhibition. (023) 9252 3463.
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-1pm. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line. (023) 9246 6363.
SOUTHSEA: 27, 28, 85, 87, St Ronan’s Avenue. 4pm-8pm. Gardens Open. Four town gardens within 100m of each other. Evening opening with wine, £6.
FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Celine Dion Tribute with Amanda Russel. Plus club disco.
GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen Public House, 160, Whitworth Road. 8.30pm. The Aim.
GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7.30pm. Hatful of Rain. Support from Ben Maggs and Hilary Scott. Organised by Grayshott Folk Club. New members welcome. Admission £10. (01428) 607096, grayshottfolkclub.co.uk, grayshott.com/folk.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Julia Fordham. Singer-songwriter. Sold out!. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Connaught Arms, Penhale Road. 8pm. The Racketeers.
PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, George Street. 8.30pm. Mitchell.
PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. The Herbz.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. We Are Farmerlee. rmatavern.co.uk.
PURBROOK: The Woodman, London Road. 8.30pm. Belle and the Beaus.
SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Pariso. Plus: Bonedance. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.
SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. 80s Party Night. With Spirit. (023) 9229 5195.
SOUTHSEA: The 149 Club, Albert Road. 7.30pm doors. Soul Night with Mowtown Alec. Admission after 8pm: members £2, guests £3.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Absolute Zero. Rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Play Up Pompey Music presents: The Doppler Shift, White Wolf Wonder, Bittertown Marys, Kempes and Winter Hill. DJs til late. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Evita. Presented by the South Downe Musical Society. Admission £10.50-£14. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 2.30pm. Keep Calm and Carry on Dancing. A show packed full of dance with a sprinkling of songs, presented by Island Dance Fusion. A show for the whole family. Admission £7.50, concs. (023) 9246 6363.
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Twelfth Night 1920s Musical. Shakespeare’s comedy is set to the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. Admission: £12, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2.30pm. Oliver the Musical. Presented by the Kings Youth Theatre. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9282 8282.
TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Sleuth. A whodunwhat by Anthony Shaffer. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
WALKS & TALKS
CLANFIELD: meet Rising Sun public house, North Lane. 10.35am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Seven-mile linear walk to Denmead. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.
HAMBLEDON: meet (GR SU644150). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 269253.
HAVANT: St Thomas a Becket Church, Church Lane. 5.15pm. Summer Music Concert. Performed by the Phoenix Singers. Admission £6. (01243) 371104, (0123) 9247 0714.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. PUP Fest: Stand Up If You Love Pompey. A night of comedy in aid of PST featuring top stand-up comedy from The Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue; Sean Collins and Andy Askins. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.
WICKHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane. 1.30pm-4pm. Olive and Janet invite you to an Afternoon Tea Dance. Admission £3. (023) 9273 3393 or 07980 058 310.
FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening Bingo and Quiz in the Lounge.
GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen Public House, 160, Whitworth Road. 9pm. Pub Quiz.
HAVANT: St Thomas a Becket Church, Church Lane. 4pm. Soiree in the Sun. Teas, cakes, music, poetry readings and history talks. (01243) 371104, (0123) 9247 0714.
WATERLOOVILLE: South Downs College, College Road. 10am-4pm. Antiques and Collectables Fair. Dealer access from 7.30am. Trader access (£2) from 9am. Admission £1.50.
LISS: Barr Field, Petersfield Road (B3006). 10am-5pm. Steam and Vintage Vehicle Gathering. Admission £2, concs.
PETERSFIELD: Queen Elizabeth Country Park. 10am-5pm. South Downs Wood Fair. woodlandcrafts.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.