What’s On for Saturday July 28, 2012

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

SATURDAY, JULY 28

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. Club NME Electro Room. With Simon Heartfield; plus The Quick and The Dead. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 10pm. Club NME. With Two Wounded Birds. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: Tiger Tiger Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays. 6pm doors for 8pm-10pm (last entry 7.45pm). Jongleurs Comedy Night. Featuring: Andy White, Stuart Mitchell, Dougie Dunlop and Dave Eastgate. Admission £15. (023) 9288 2244.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club, 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.

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

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

EVENTS

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

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 9.30am-5pm. Natal Hypnotherapy – Natural Pain Relief & Practical Birth Preparation. Day one of a two-day workshop – learn effective, easy to use techniques – including self-hypnosis, breathing and relaxation – to overcome fear, build confidence and reduce the pain of labour. Practical and emotional preparation for women and their partners. Workshops can be taken by an individual or a couple, however it is extremely useful for a birth partner to accompany the woman if possible. Both days of the two-day workshop can be taken at any point during pregnancy, but most couples prefer to take them during the third trimester. Admission: £95 per day (individual or couple). (01252) 745444 for further details.

GOSPORT: Grove Road Centre, 102, Grove Road. 9am-3pm. Table Top Sale. Great bargains, good quality items. Something for everyone. Light refreshments available.

HAVANT: Havant Garden Centre, Bartons Road. 10am-6pm. National Begonia Society South Coast Area Show. Admission free. (023) 9221 0846.

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 9.15am. Cycle ride to Rake and Alice Holt. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street, 10.30am. Storytelling for Children: Silly Stories. Hear about a magical world full of faraway places and silly stories. Become involved and join in with the actions. For ages four to seven years. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.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.

HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). 10am-5pm. Wood Carving Competition. Experienced wood carvers are invited to apply for entrance to the competition. A unique chance to create prehistoric art in an iron age roundhouse. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk for further details.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Steam Collection, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. Beer Festival. Holycombe’s first ever beer festival with lots of local real ales! Admission £13, concs. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Assheton Court/Castle Street (PO16 9PY). 10am-midday. Coffee Morning. Books for sale and tombola. Cake and drink or bacon roll and drink £1.50. In aid of the Rowans Hospice.

PORT SOLENT: meet Playground. 11am-4pm. Port Solent Kidz Club: Marjin Circus. Learn to juggle or ride a unicycle, do some body balancing or learn to hula hoop. (023) 9221 0606, portsolent.com for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 11am-8pm. Portsmouth International Tattoo Convention. Featuring various trade stands, artists from around the world and some lively entertainment. Admission £10 in advance. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk, portsmouthtattooconvention.com..

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Victorian Navy Days Weekend. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of HMS Warrior’s homecoming to Portsmouth. (023) 9277 8600.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by local artists Anahid, Terry Devaney and Pat Hoper. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Paintings by Angela Loader. Many of Angela’s pictures are of subjects related to the sea, of boats and local seascapes. Most of the printings and some prints will be on sale. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road (PO12 1NS). 10am-4pm. Marine Art Paintings. New works by Gosport artist Colin M Baxter. (023) 92523463.

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.

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

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. DL Sounds.

PORTSMOUTH: Brewers Arms, 170, Milton Road. 9pm. Mojo Dollar. Playing music from the 60s to the Mods. (023) 9273 6583.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106 Copner Road. 8.30pm. Spirit.

PORTSMOUTH: Old Canal, Shirley Avenue, Milton. 4pm-8pm. Danny Fisher.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.30pm-11pm. Polarity.

PORTSMOUTH: RNOB, New Road. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: Surrey Arms, 1-3, Surrey Street (PO1 1JT). 9pm. Karaoke with PJ. (023) 9282 7120.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Jesse Ray.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Guns n Roses Experience. Admission: £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. Hazzard County. Rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.15pm, 7.30pm. Heartbreak House. By George Bernard Shaw. Starring Derek Jacobi. Admission: £15-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30pmm, 7.45pm. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. By Bertolt Brecht in a translation by George Tabori. Admission: £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 1.30am-3.30pm, 5pm-7pm. Knight Stars in a Toybox. Join Theresa Hawkins School of Dance as we dance through a magical journey from Hip Hop to Ballet discovering characters in a Toybox. Featuring a live band and dancers aged two years to adult. Admission: £9.50, £6.50 children (two-16 years). (01252) 745444.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Life x 3. Yasmina Reza’s comedy is presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Bedales, Church Road, Steep. 2.15pm, 7.45pm. Petersfield Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night. In the open air. Gates open 6pm for picnics. Luxury hampers available to order. Admission: £10, concs. (01730) 711599 or One Tree Books for tickets.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. House of Burlesque. Featuring Chrisalys, Diva Hollywood, Dolores Delight and many more. Host for the evening: Joe Black. Admission: £12-£14. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Juliet and her Romeo. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with a diffference. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road (PO12 1NS). 11am, 2pm. Gallery Talk. Join Gosport artist Colin M Baxter for a walk and talk around his current exhibition in the gallery. (023) 92523463.

PETERSFIELD: meet Penns Place (GR SU767235). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A six-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.40am. All welcome. (01730) 269253.

SUNDAY, JULY 29

CONCERTS

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

EVENTS

COSHAM: meet outside Cosham Library, Spur Road. 9.30am. Cycle ride to Southampton, Exbury and Horton Heath. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

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

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 9.30am-5pm. Natal Hypnotherapy – Natural Pain Relief & Practical Birth Preparation. Day one of a two-day workshop – learn effective, easy to use techniques – including self-hypnosis, breathing and relaxation – to overcome fear, build confidence and reduce the pain of labour. Practical and emotional preparation for women and their partners. Workshops can be taken by an individual or a couple, however it is extremely useful for a birth partner to accompany the woman if possible. Both days of the two-day workshop can be taken at any point during pregnancy, but most couples prefer to take them during the third trimester. Admission: £95 per day (individual or couple). (01252) 745444 for further details.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. Rustic Sunday. Country crafts, country musicians and the ambience of a vanished way of life, plus a farmers’ market selling local produce. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

HAVANT: Havant Garden Centre, Bartons Road. 10am-4pm. National Begonia Society South Coast Area Show. Admission free. (023) 9221 0846.

HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). 10am-5pm. Wood Carving Competition. Experienced wood carvers are invited to apply for entrance to the competition. A unique chance to create prehistoric art in an iron age roundhouse. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk for further details.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Steam Collection, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. Beer Festival. Holycombe’s first ever beer festival with lots of local real ales! Admission £13, concs. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Bransbury Park, Eastney. 2pm-5pm. Miniature Railway Rides. Portsmouth Model Engineering Society members offer rides on steam and battery-powered locomotives (weather permitting). Rides are 40p for two laps. portsmouthmes.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 11am-8pm. Portsmouth International Tattoo Convention. Featuring various trade stands, artists from around the world and some lively entertainment. Admission £10 in advance. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk, portsmouthtattooconvention.com.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Victorian Navy Days Weekend. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of HMS Warrior’s homecoming to Portsmouth. (023) 9277 8600.

SOUTHSEA: The Plaza, Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 9am-2pm. Top Banana Market and Fun Day. Featuring local producers and artists.

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. 1pm-5pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by local artists Anahid, Terry Devaney and Pat Hoper. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Paintings by Angela Loader. Many of Angela’s pictures are of subjects related to the sea, of boats and local seascapes. Most of the printings and some prints will be on sale. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

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.

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.

GARDENS

SOUTHSEA: The Garden@ASP, Art Space, 27, Brougham Road. 1pm-4pm. Open Garden. Plant sales, refreshments. artspace.co.uk/garden.

SWANMORE: Paterson Centre, Church Road. 1pm-6pm. Summer Open Gardens. About eight gardens of varying sizes and attractions will be open in aid of St Barnabas’ Church. Tickets (£5, including shuttle bus) will be on sale at the Paterson Centre where refresehments and plants will be for sale.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Old Canal, Shirley Avenue, Milton. 4pm-8pm. Just Gary.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 7pm-10pm. Open Mic/ Karaoke. Featuring and hosted by Matt McGowan. Everyone is welcome to simply turn up and perform a few songs.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, New Road. 6pm-8pm. Belle and The Beaus.

SOUTHSEA: Marmion Tavern, Marmion Road. 5pm-8pm. Marcus T.

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

STAGE

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. A Night at the SODS Opera. Featuring Shep Woolley and George Saunders. Admission: £10-£15, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

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, JULY 30

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. (023) 9298 8550.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Entertainments Hall, Locksway Road. 7.30pm-10.15pm. Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence Dance. Dancing with Elaine Hardy. All welcome. BYO refreshments. Admission £3. (023) 9235 5388, 07732 968 236.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club, Spur Road. 7.30pm. Cosham Phoenix Social Club. For anyone over 60. Music with DJ, and other varied events. New members welcome. (023) 9269 1740 or 9237 0030.

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

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted House. 1pm-4pm. Teddy Bear Sports. A fun teddy trail in the house. (023) 9241 2265, stanstedpark.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am-12.45pm. Spiritual Healing Clinic. No appointment necessary. Cost free, a donation is gratefully received. (023) 9269 3169.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by local artists Anahid, Terry Devaney and Pat Hoper. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road (PO12 1NS). 10am-4pm. Marine Art Paintings. New works by Gosport artist Colin M Baxter. (023) 92523463.

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.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Rash Decision. Plus special guests: Two Sick Monkeys; and Ed Wood. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Kiss Me Kate. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Sam and Bella Spewack. Director Trevor Nunn. Choreographer Stephen Mear. Admission: £15-£40. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

WALK & 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.

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