What’s On for Saturday June 22, 2013

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

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 9pm-3am. Beats and Swing. Featuring: Odjbox, Jamko, Joe Black, Fauxlo, The Junk Swingers and Sam Hatty. Admission £7. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Instant Soop. A blend of sketches, songs and improvisation. Admission £9.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

CONCERTS

EMSWORTH: The Bourne Leisure Centre, Park Road, Southbourne (PO10 8PG). 6.30pm. Mid-Summer Concert. With the Meridian Wind Band, along with students from the Bourne Community College and the choir Another Octave. Admission £5, concs. (01243) 376101.

DANCING

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

EVENTS

ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. Accomplishment Day. Staff and volunteers at the museum will demonstrate their accomplishments, from knitting to quilting, from embroidery to covering screen! (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: West Dean House, West Dean. 10.30am-6pm. Fusion – a weekend of creativity for everyone. Drop-in workshops and demos in themed tents, entertainment,stalls plus extra creative workshops. Admission £8.60, concs.

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.

COSHAM: High Street. 10am-2pm. Cosham Food Festival and Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. 11am-2pm. Table Top Sale. Refreshments available, including light lunch.

EAST MEON: Recreation Ground. From 11am. Village Summer Party. Plus annual cricket sixes tournament. Live music all day. Profits to school extension and good causes.

FAREHAM: St John’s Church, 1a Upper St Michael’s Grove. 10am-4pm. Open Day. Marking the church’s 50th anniversary. Displays in church and church hall, bouncy assault course, music in church and refreshments, (01329) 280762 or stjohnsfareham.org.uk.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street. 10am-5pm. Flower Festival. Admission free, donations welcome in aid of restoration and re-development appeal.

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

PETERSFIELD: Buriton Village Hall and Recreation Field. Midday-2.30pm. Buriton Primary School Summer Fair. With a western-theme. Wild West fancy dress competition, dog show, sideshows, face painting, line dancing, etc. (01730) 300717.

PETERSFIELD: Sheet Village Green. 2pm. Fun Day. Live music, barbecue, games. North African theme.

PORTCHESTER: field adjacent to Red Barn Allotments, Danes Road (off Dore Avenue). 1pm. Annual Barbecue and Family Fun Day. Organised by Portchester Allotment Holders and Gardeners Association. All welcome. 07775 8998 868, pahaga.btck.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Square, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-4pm. Extreme Festival. Featuring a mix of jaw-dropping mix of bike stunts and award-winning dance crews.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Handmade Studios, 4, The Green. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Beginners’ Patchwork Workshop. Learn the basics of putting together a panel of paper pieced patchwork. Admission £20 (inc coffee and biscuits). (023) 9241 2901.

STUBBINGTON: St Edmunds, Lychgate Green (off Titchfield Road), Crofton. 10am-4pm. Open Day. Strawberry cream teas, church quiz, live music, plant stall and much more. Organised by the Friends of Crofton Old Church.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Past, Present, Future: 120 Years of The Girls’ Brigade. Covering the history of the Brigade and the local Emsworth groups. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Gods Port. Local artist Pete Codling will create a temporary freehand giant charcoal drawing. Pride of Place Goes Large! Display of work produced by some of Gosport’s clubs and societies. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Mud (12A); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Jeff Nichols. Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Sam Shepard, Michael Shannon, Reese Witherspoon. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: Pump Bottom Farm, Birdham Road (PO20 6EH). 11am-midnight. Blues on the Farm. With Mud Morganfield, Mastthew Lee, Fowokan, and Rodney Branigan. (01243) 773828, 539072, bluesonthefarm.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Fareham WMC, 8, Mill Road. Ritchie and The Titans. farehamwmc.com.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Knightlife. Live band.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. Midsummer Jazz Picnic. Annual open-air evening concert. Booking essential. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7.30pm. Canadian Folk Heroine Cara Luft. Support from Rosie Musgrove and friends (from Haslemere). Organised by Grayshott Folk Club. New members welcome. Admission £12. (01428) 607096, grayshottfolkclub.co.uk, grayshott.com/folk.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Echobelly Acoustic. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, George Street. 8.30pm. Andy George.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. Joe Butt.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Veronique Devine and The Vixens present: Rock with the Foxes: An Evening of Delicious Music and Burlesque. Admission £5 in advance, £7 on door. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, 183, New Road (PO2 7QU). 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Mr Big Stuff. Nine-piece funky band. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Lemon Pie. Classic rock covers. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 7.30pm. Sue Cunningham: International Medium. Share in the laughter and tears of Sue’s own life and of the people she has helped along the way. Admission £11, concs. (01420) 472 664.

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: The Assembly Rooms, North Street. 2.30pm, 7pm. West End to Broadway. An evening of music from both British and American musical theatre. Presented by CAOS Musical Productions. Admission: £10. (01243) 813595, caos-chichester.com.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Footloose: the musical. Dancing is not a crime! Admission: £13.50-£20. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. The Incredible Book Eating Boy. A book eating diet isn’t the healthiest of habits. Presented by Bootworks Theatre. Individual five-minute shows from midday to 4pm. Admission £5 (one child, one adult), concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. The Importance of Being Earnest. Oscar Wilde’s comedy of love, manners and mistaken identity. Admission: £12, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Cats. Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber Admission: £19-£37. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre Bar, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. La Nona (Grandma). A new translation of this dark comedy. Admission: £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. Somethin Else. (01329) 832123.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: meet outside Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke. 1pm. Gosport Heritage Guided Walk ... around The Old Rectory, Jackie Spencer’s Bridge, Royal Naval Cemetery and Crescent Gardens. Tales of a Turkish cemetery, a royal state funeral and the sinking of HMS Eurydice. (023) 9250 1024. thegosportsociety.com.

LIPHOOK/HASLEMERE: meet Linchmere Common (south of B2131) (GR SU864315). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 269253.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, 287, Milton Road, Milton. 7.30pm. Organ Recital. Featuring Malcolm Archer, director of music at Winchester College and composer. Part of St James’ Church centenary celebrations. Admission £10 in advance or on door. 07512 354 481.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: West Dean House, West Dean. 10.30am-6pm. Fusion – a weekend of creativity for everyone. Drop-in workshops and demos in themed tents, entertainment,stalls plus extra creative workshops. Also: Annual Opening of Grade II listed West Dean House. See the magnificent state rooms and some of the famous art works associated with former owners. Admission £8.60, concs.

CHICHESTER: West Dean House, West Dean. 10.30am-6pm. Annual Opening of Grade II listed West Dean House. See the magnificent state rooms and some of the famous art works associated with former owners.

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

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street. 11am-5pm. Flower Festival. Admission free, donations welcome in aid of restoration and re-development appeal.

HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). 1.30pm-3.30pm. Fairy Festival. To celebrate the ancient quarter day of mid-summer. Come dressed as fairy folk to enjoy music, dancing and an audience with the Fairy Queen. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. Hollycombe Bus Rally. Our popular bus and coach rally will see classic vehicles arriving from near and far. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

LIPHOOK: Milland Valley Memorial Hall, Iping Road. 11am-3pm. East Hampshire Self-Sufficiency Group Summer Fair. Celebrating 35 years of the group. Numerous stalls, displays and talks by group members. There will be cakes and organic produce on sale, together with plants, crafts, old tools, furniture and bric-a-brac. Refreshments are available, and there will be talks on keeping chickens and about the group’s varied activities. Admission is free.

PETERSFIELD: Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Homested Super Pet Dog Show. A great doggy day out for your pet, including competitions and stalls. (023) 9259 7160, www.homested-dtc.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: Central Square, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-4pm. Extreme Festival. Featuring a mix of jaw-dropping bike stunts and award-winning dance crews.

SWANWICK: Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Swanwick Lane. 10am-4pm. Country Fair. Attractions include: gun dog display, Red Stags Morris, majorettes, miniature horses, rabbits, bees, woodcrafts and much more. Admission £5, concs.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Past, Present, Future: 120 Years of The Girls’ Brigade. Covering the history of the Brigade and the local Emsworth groups. (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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road, Hilsea. Les Miserables (12A); 8.30pm-11.15pm. USA, 2012. Directed by: Tom Hooper. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. Pop-up Open Air Cinema in association with Portsmouth Festivities. Admission £5. (023) 9266 2440, hilsea-lido.org.uk/blue-lagoon, portsmouthfestivities.co.uk.

GARDENS

BURSLEDON: The Secret Garden Nature Reserve, High Street. Midday-6.30pm. Featuring a Hidden Water Garden. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £2.50.

PORTCHESTER: Wicor Primary School Community Garden. 10.30am-4pm. School Gardens tended by pupils, staff and community gardeners. Lush orchard, courtyard, stumpery, wildlife areas etc. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £4.

SELSEY: Selsey Village, West Sussex. 11am-5pm. Selsey Gardens Open Day. From cottage, courtyard and vegetable gardens, to those enjoying spectacular sea views. Something for everyone. Admission £5. Tickets available from Country Gardens Greengrocer, Summit Bikes and The Selsey Florist. Proceeds to St Wilfrid’s Hospice and Alzheimer’s Society.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: Pump Bottom Farm, Birdham Road (PO20 6EH). 11am-midnight. Blues on the Farm. With Chris Farlowe and the Norman Beaker Band, Jo Harman, Rufus Stone, Sarah Savoy and The Francadians, Woody Mann. (01243) 773828, 539072, bluesonthefarm.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Milton Arms, Milton Road. 2pm. Shiraz Jazz.

PORTSMOUTH: Moneyfields S&SC, Moneyfields Avenue, Copnor. 6pm-9pm. Mojo Dollar. Playing 60s Mod, Beat and Soul.

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. Blues. Featuring: The Marcus Malone Band. Supported by The Brass Knuckles Blues Band.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. Godley & George. With Bowie classics. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. TheSinger and The Song. Songwriting competition. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 1pm. Milkshake! Live. This musical spectacular is sure to have children tapping their toes, clapping their hands and singing at the top of their voices. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 2.30pm. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Guided Walk. Following the trail of the doctor’s ambition and the creation of Sherlock Holmes. Tickets £3, bought in advance or on day. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

MONDAY, JUNE 24

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. Admission £2.50. (023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Serenity Sanctuary, 89, Brockhurst Road (PO12 3AT). 3pm-4pm. Light (Living in Greater Health Today) Group. An informal friendly group for people experiencing CFS/ME/FM and other chronic illnesses, run by people who have experienced these challenges themselves. Admission £5. (023) 9252 1673.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10.30am-midday. New Age Kurling. Friendly competitive fun with gentle exercise. All welcome. Admission: £2.50 session. (023) 9278 0500.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Marcus Bonfanti. Blues/rock. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 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.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. Here Comes the Sun: Ashcroft Summer Showcase. A celebration of the summer solstice. Expect ritual, celebration and loads of summer tunes. Admission £5. (01329) 223100.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Footloose: the musical. Dancing is not a crime! Admission: £13.50-£20. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. Ahoy! Sing for the Mary Rose. Composed by Alexander L’Estrange, featuring local actor, comedian and star of Outnumbered and Mock the Week, Hugh Dennis. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: Langstone Conservative Club, Emsworth Road. 10.30am. Medicine in the Modern Age. Talk, organised by the Havant Complementary Health Group. All welcome. Admission: £3. (023) 9307 9413.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Royal Marine Association Club, The War Memorial Pavilion, Dunn Close, Henderson Road, Eastney. 7.30pm for 8pm. Growing Remembrance (The National Arboretum). Talk by David Child, organised by the Western Front Association, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9269 3867.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Sellers Coffee House, 1, Kent Road. 7.30pm. Spinnaker Speakers. Become a more confident speaker and better leader. 07713 358 148, spinnakerspeakers.org.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

CONCERTS

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 1pm. Lunchtime Organ Recital. The third of a series by Mark Dancer. Admission free, retiring collection.

DANCING

GOSPORT: The Club Hampshire Hall, The Anchorage, Willis Road. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Trinity Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members always welcome. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits and raffle). (023) 9255 1693.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

EVENTS

SOUTHSEA: Clarence Field, Long Curtain Road. 10.30am-2.30pm. Celebration Family Picnic. For parents and carers with under-fives. Attractions include a bouncy castle, Miller’s Ark Farm, the Mary Rose, messy play, Peppa Pig and George, a 10-minute massage session for tired parents, the fire brigade, Blue Reef and much more. Admission free, bring your own picnic.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

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.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. The Great Gatsby (12A); 7.45pm. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. (01428) 642161 for further details.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. Terrors (no cert); 6pm. UK, 1929. A rare gem, a silent sci-fi adventure made in Portsmouth by local filmmakers with a new live score performed by local artist Jez Stevens. From the Wessex Film and Sound Archive. Admission £3 (free for under-12s). Sherlock Holmes (12A); 8pm. UK/USA, 2012. With an introduction by Michael Gunton, archivist of the city museum’s Conan Dole collection. Admission £3. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Andrews Brothers. Playing a mix of rock, pop, jazz and soul in style. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 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.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. Here Comes the Sun: Ashcroft Summer Showcase. A celebration of the summer solstice. Expect ritual, celebration and loads of summer tunes. Admission £5. (01329) 223100.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Footloose: the musical. Dancing is not a crime! Admission: £13.50-£20. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. Presented by Havant Light Opera. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Shaolin Warriors: Return of the Master. With a brand new show. Admission £22.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 7.30pm. NHS Commissioning. Representatives from Fareham and Gosport Commissioning Group will talk about how decisions are made on what services are available and how you can influence decisions. Organised by Lee Residents Association. Refreshments available. (023) 9255 1547, leeresidents.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore Walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime Walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. 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 Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7pm. Pompey Poetry Walk. A guided walk featuring performances by local poets in unusual venues. Part of Portsmouth Festivities. Admission £4. (023) 9282 4355.

WEDNESDAY, 26

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Portsmouth Festivities Lunchtime Live! Featuring Henry Fairs (organ). Admission: £3, concs. (023) 9282 3300.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club. Come and enjoy some social ballroom dancing, ideal for couples. Admission £3. (023) 9307 7368.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7.45pm-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members are always welcome. (023) 9261 3409, 9271 0060.

EVENTS

BEDHAMPTON: Golden Lion, 54, Bedhampton Road (PO9 3EY). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Howard. 07527 107 964, solentsocialising.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-midday. Arts and Crafts Group. Join in with what’s happening or bring your own project to do. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

SOUTHSEA: St Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road (PO5 2PL). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Southsea Flea Market. Vintage retro clothes, collectables, furniture, textiles, jewellery, crafts. Home-made cakes and refreshments. Admission free.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

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.

FILMS

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. Quartet (12A); 7.30pm. Directed by: Dustin Hoffman. Starring: Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay and Billy Connolly. Admission £5, concs. (01420) 472 664.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Won’t Back Down (PG); 1.45pm. Directed by: Daniel Barnz. Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Oscar Isaac. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade. Django Unchained (18); 8.30pm. USA, 2012. Directed by: Quentin Tarantino. Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. Pop-up Open Air Cinema in association with Portsmouth Festivities. Admission £5. portsmouthfestivities.co.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring Charlie Hole, Threepenny Thieves plus Joe Booley.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Naked Beats. Live poetry plus music fusion. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Nai Harvest. Special guests: Muneroe Effect, You’ll Live, Noyo Mathis, Like Home. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 3pm, 8pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. Here Comes the Sun: Ashcroft Summer Showcase. A celebration of the summer solstice. Expect ritual, celebration and loads of summer tunes. Admission £5. (01329) 223100.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Footloose: the musical. Dancing is not a crime! Admission: £13.50-£20. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. The Audience. Encore performance from the National Theatre and starring Helen Mirren. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. Presented by Havant Light Opera. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Comedy, thought to be Shakespeare’s earliest surviving play, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £9. (01329) 556156.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: meet Delme Arms bus stop. 10.30am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Five-mile linear walk through woods and Portchester Castle to Portchester Precinct. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road. 1.45pm for 2pm. Haslemere Flower Club Monthly Meeting. Demonstrator Susie Barwick with Let’s Go Ga-Ga. Visitors and new members welcome. nafas.org.uk.

LOCKS HEATH: meet Holly Hill Woodland car park (GR SU501078). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A nine-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.15am. (01730) 269253.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Bransbury Park Community Centre, Eastney Road. 10.30am. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. 07703 443 988.

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, Copnor, 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore Walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond/longer walk to Milton foreshore. 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.

PORT SOLENT: meet in front of the Odeon Cinema. 2pm. Port Solent Walk. Suitable for beginners but does include an area of uneven ground, sturdy shoes recommended. New walkers to arrive 1.45pm to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am. Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront Walk. Through the Rose Garden and Rock Garden. 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.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. L

Portsmouth Festivities Lunchtime Live! Featuring Young Performers’ Platform (various artists). Admission: £3, concs. (023) 9282 3300.

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.35. (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club for the over 55s. Different activity each week with a welcoming friendly group. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey, cards, jewellery, woodcraft, craft, cakes, and plants. Coffee and tea available. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

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.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. The Great Gatsby (12A); 7.45pm. USA, 2013. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Great Gatsby (PG); 7pm. USA, 2013. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11pm. Coast. Celtic rock. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Glen Malo, 7pm; James Tippins Band, 7.30pm; Sasha Mattissen, 8pm; Matt Jarvis, 8.30pm; Animal Company, 9pm-9.30pm; We Are Farmerlee, 10.30pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 11pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. The Groovebreakers.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 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.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. Here Comes the Sun: Ashcroft Summer Showcase. A celebration of the summer solstice. Expect ritual, celebration and loads of summer tunes. Admission £5. (01329) 223100.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Footloose: the musical. Dancing is not a crime! Admission: £13.50-£20. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. Presented by Havant Light Opera. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Presented by Hayling Island Young Actors. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Downton Abbey Murder Mystery. It was the butler! Or was it? Admission: £22 (inc two-course meal). (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Comedy, thought to be Shakespeare’s earliest surviving play, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £9. (01329) 556156.

WALKS & TALKS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. The Elizabeth Foundation. Talk by Julie Hughes, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Scott Road car park (off Military Road by The News Centre). 10.30am. Hilsea Lines Walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ with its abundance of wildlife. 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.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. The Wolf Cub Club. (023) 9286 3911.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £3. (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Methodist Church and Pastoral Centre, 19, High Street. (PO10 7AQ). 1pm-3.30pm. Emsworth Arts and Crafts Market. Come and browse the many arts and crafts made by local people. 07812 938 719.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6.15pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy and Indian Head Massage. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Admission: £5-£8.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

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.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. The Great Gatsby (12A); 7.45pm. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. No 6 Film Lottery Winner: The Lives of Others (15); 7pm. Germany, 2006. Subtitles. Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Starring: Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Mühe and Sebastian Koch. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7pm. Making Waves Film Festival: New Wave. A showcase for some of the most exciting new talents in filmmaking, then meet the directors in a live Q&A. Admission £3, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Robi Lee Disco.

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. The Forest Folk Song and Ale Weekend. (023) 9226 4288 info@forestfolk.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.30pm. The Steve Young Band play Neil Young/The Petty Criminals play Tom Petty. Americana/rock. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Spike’s Legendary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Fabulous Dolphins.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Stray Bullets Kill. Plus special guests: The Fall of Arcadia, Mask of Judas, Looten Duke. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. The Sensational Jonny Deps. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Free Beer and Naked Women. Pop/rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Modfathers. Admission £7.50. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 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.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Footloose: the musical. Dancing is not a crime! Admission: £13.50-£20. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. Presented by Havant Light Opera. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Presented by Hayling Island Young Actors. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre Bar, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Beguiled by Betjeman. A talented duo perform John Betjeman’s poetry , with all it’s quirky style and eloquence. Admission: £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Comedy, thought to be Shakespeare’s earliest surviving play, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £11. (01329) 556156.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet third car park at Farlington Marshes, Eastern Road. 10.30am. Farlington Marshes Walk. Sturdy shoes for this walk across farmland and exposed open footpaths around the marshes. 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 Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront Walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. 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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