What’s on for Saturday July 27 and Sunday July 28

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

CLUBBING

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

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, 287, Milton Road. 7.30pm. Milton Glee Club in concert. Retiring collection in aid of St James’ Church. Part of the church’s ongoing centenary celebrations.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road. 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Club-50 Disco. Golden oldies and disco classics. With Denis Kaye. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls Ballroom, Bury Road. 7.30pm-11.45pm. Freestyle Jive Dance to the music of Greggi G, plus DJ. 50s era jive music. (023) 9242 8732.

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Copnor (PO3 5XT). 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

BORDON: Sickles Lane. 10am-5pm. Steam Rally. Attractions include steam engines, tractors, craft stalls, trade stalls, a tombola, tractor rides and much more. All money raised goes towards Macmillan Cancer Support. Admission £2.50, concs.

DENMEAD: Harvest Home, Southwick Road. From 10am. Denmead Cycle Ride, 2013. Supporting Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal. Family fun, stalls, BBQ, raffle and tombola. Entertainment from Fay Wray. (023) 9225 5086

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, 22, Catisfield Lane (PO15 5NN). 12.30pm-4pm. Solent Fuchsia Club Annual Show. All welcome. Admission £1.

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: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-3pm. Special Summer Weekend Market. Up to 25 local growers, producers, traders and craft & gift workers will come together to create this brand new event with music from local group Marga Riffs and Fareham’s own Spinnaker Brass.

HAVANT: Havant Spiritualist Church, Brockhampton Lane. 10am-midday. Coffee Morning and Mini Readings.

PORTSMOUTH: Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, Eastney. 1pm-5pm. Eastney Beam Engine House Open Day. See the magnificent Boulton and Watt Beam Engine in its original site. Admission free. (023) 9282 7261.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10.30am-4pm. Saxon Invasion. Free event packed full of things to do and see. Part of the Festival of British Archaeology. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 11am. Tattoo Convention. Portsmouth’s largest ever two-day tatoo convention. Tickets available from portsmouthtattooconvention.com. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Victorian Navy Days Weekend. Join officers and crew on board for a weekend of Victorian naval traditions. See gun drills, small arms demonstrations and Victorian messing, including sea songs, knot tying, street entertainers, plus children’s activities, storytelling and workshops.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, 287, Milton Road. 11am-4.30pm. Centenary Flower Festival: Celebration. Refreshments available. Part of the church’s ongoing centenary celebrations.

TITCHFIELD: Carron Row Farm, Segensworth Road (PO15 5DZ). 10am-4pm. Learn to Fish Day ... with the Environment Agency. All welcome to this free taster session. 07731 362 612.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. 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.

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, Victoria Park, Anglesea Road. 10am-4pm. An Exhibition of Photographs. By members of Solent Camera Club. solentcameraclub.com.

GARDENS

FAREHAM: 8, Birdwood Grove, Downend. 2pm-6pm. Garden Open. Small garden influenced by the flora of Australia and New Zealand, designed in four climate zones. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £2.50.

WINCHESTER: 30, Compton Way. 2pm-5pm. Garden Open. Sunny hilltop quarter-acre plot. Themed borders, pond, kitchen and herb gardens. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.50.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Stevie John (guitar and vocals) plus female vocalist Bianca.

GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen Public House, 160, Whitworth Road. 8.30pm. Helen McD and The Blues Safari.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Billy car park, Elm Grove. 8.30pm. The Delicate Sound of Floyd.

NORTH MUNDHAM: Village Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Dance. Featuring: Stone Cold Country. Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, George Street. 8.30pm. Dave Barrett.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. Boss Hogg.

PORTSMOUTH: The Shearer Arms, Shearer Road. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Nick Chandler Band.

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

SOUTHSEA: King Street Tavern, 70, King Street. The Shutka Champions. thekingstreettavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Belligerence. Plus: Pig Iron; Alternative Car Park; and Heinous Pianist. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The 149 Club, Albert Road. The Great Steve Taylor, vocalist. Admission free before 8pm; £2 members/£3 guests after.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Skunk Funk. Soul/funk band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Play Up Pompey Music presents: A Festival of Fakers and Funk; The Tiddly Kings; Days of Speed, plus more. DJs til l2am. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

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

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm, 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, 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.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Some Like It Hotter. A musical comedy by Richard Hurford. Admission: £13-£24.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Ladies Day. Play by Amanda Whittington, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7pm. Aspire, Achieve, Amaze. Presented by Abstract Dance & Performing Arts. Admission £12. (023) 9282 8282.

SWANMORE: Hill Farm House, Droxford Road (SO32 2PY). 7.30pm. The Taming of the Shrew. Performed by the Villagers Open Air Drama Group. All profits to local charities. 07803 299 973.

WALKS & TALKS

CATHERINGTON: meet Catherington Down car park (GR SU695145). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 269253.

GOSPORT: meet outside former Railway public house, Spring Garden Lane. 1pm. Gosport Heritage Guided Walk ... to Ann’s Hill cycle way and back up Forton Road. Fascinating heritage, Forton prison, windmills and wooden fishermen’s cottages. (023) 9250 1024. thegosportsociety.com.

TOMORROW

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Christ Church, Old Market Avenue (off South Street). 2pm doors for 2.30pm-4.30pm. Music on Sundays. Featuring Margaret Watson (harp). Visitors and new members welcome. (01243) 527425, musiconsundays.co.uk.

EVENTS

COSHAM: 2, Court Lane. 2pm-4pm. Garden Fete. With various stalls and cream teas. Raising funds for Contact the Elderly.

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.

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-3pm. Special Summer Weekend Market. Up to 25 local growers, producers, traders and craft & gift workers will come together to create this brand new event with music from local group Marga Riffs and Fareham’s own Spinnaker Brass.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. Rustic Sunday. Come along and enjoy watching country crafts, listening to country musicians and soaking up the ambience of a vanished way of life at this unique event. Crafts include: pencil, paper, bread, walking stick, rope and rag rug makers, bee keepers, sheep shearer, chainsaw wood carver and blacksmith. Pole lathe and traditional wood-turners, spinning and weaving, knitting, barge painting and glass blowing. Admission £8.50, concs. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen Public House, 160, Whitworth Road. 9pm. Pub Quiz.

PORTSMOUTH: Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, Eastney. 1pm-5pm. Eastney Beam Engine House Open Day. See the magnificent Boulton and Watt Beam Engine in its original site. Admission free. (023) 9282 7261.

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: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10.30am-4pm. Saxon Invasion. Free event packed full of things to do and see. Part of the Festival of British Archaeology. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 11am. Tattoo Convention. Portsmouth’s largest ever two-day tatoo convention. Tickets available from portsmouthtattooconvention.com. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Victorian Navy Days Weekend. Join officers and crew on board for a weekend of Victorian naval traditions. See gun drills, small arms demonstrations and Victorian messing, including sea songs, knot tying, street entertainers, plus children’s activities, storytelling and workshops.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, 287, Milton Road. 11am-4.30pm. Centenary Flower Festival: Celebration. Refreshments available. Part of the church’s ongoing centenary celebrations.

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 June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. 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.

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, Victoria Park, Anglesea Road.10am-4pm. An Exhibition of Photographs. By members of Solent Camera Club. solentcameraclub.com.

FILMS

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. Disney’s The Lion King. (U; 3pm. Directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. Featuring the voices of: Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones and Jeremy Irons. Admission £4, concs. A Touch of Evil (12); 6pm. Directed by Orson Welles. Starring: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Orson Welles. Admission £6, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

GARDENS

WICKHAM: Meon Orchard, Kingsmead, north of Wickham. 2pm-6pm. Garden Open. One and a half acres with an exceptional range of rare, unusual and architectural plants. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.50.

WINCHESTER: 30, Compton Way. 2pm-5pm. Garden Open. Sunny hilltop quarter-acre plot. Themed borders, pond, kitchen and herb gardens. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.50.

WINCHESTER: Tanglefoot, Crawley. 2pm-5.30pm. Garden Open. Half-acre garden on chalk. Highlights include a raised lily pond, small wildflower area, herbaceous bed, herb wheel and kitchen garden. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.50.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, New Road. 2pm-late. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8pm. Tongues & Grooves Open Mic Festival Fund Raiser. An evening celebrating local voices. tongues-and-grooves.org.uk.

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. 8.30pm. Fred and James Live Juke Box Singalong. Rock guitar heaven! (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Bandstand, West Battery Gardens (behind D-Day Museum), Clarence Esplanade. 1pm-4pm. Jazz. Featuring: The Pedigree Jazz Band. Supported by The Claire Phoenix Band and The Chris Walker Swingtet.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Alley Cats Open Mic Night. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

WICKHAM: Wickham Vineyard, Botley Road (SO32 2HL). 7.30pm. The Taming of the Shrew. Performed by the Villagers Open Air Drama Group. Admission £7, concs. All profits to local charities. (023) 9252 6573.

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.