What’s on for Saturday March 22 and Sunday March 23

Kevin R McNally as Lear
 in the Globe production     Picture: Marc Brenner

Shakespeare’s famed tragedy will be broadcast live in Portsmouth

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

TODAY

COMEDY

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Fame: Not the Musical. David Baddiel tells it like it is in his first full show for 15 years. Admission £18, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. Featuring Mikhail Ledzkhan (cello) and Eunice Pike (piano). Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission: non-members £7 on door. (023) 9282 0317, portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Festival Hall, Heath Road. 7.30pm. Handel’s Samson. Featuring Alton, Rogate and Petersfield choral societies and Southern Pro Musica. Conducted by Paul Spicer. Part of Petersfield Musical Festival. Admission £22 tiered; £18 flat. (01730) 261199, petersfieldmusicalfestival.org.uk.

DANCING

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

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

PORTCHESTER: Victory School of Dance, Hamilton Road (PO6 4QE). 7.30pm-10.30pm. Line Dance Disco. Irish theme line dance disco with DJ Ray. Admission £5 on door. (01329) 315641.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 7.30pm-11pm. 78 Club Dance. Admission £7 on door.

EVENTS

ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. 11am-3.30pm. Writing Workshop: Plan for a Novel. Tutor: Rebecca Smith. Admission £25, concs. (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church, West Street. 11am-1pm. Jumble Sale. Bargains galore. New stock of nearly new, bric-a-brac, books, clothes and lots more. (023) 9248 4520, rchavant.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-3pm. Artist Development: Commissions, Collaborations and Residencies. Tutor: Lyn Unsworth. Admission £30, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). 2pm-4pm. Young Archaeologists Club. For youngsters aged eight to 16 with a different theme each month, this month: textiles. Admission £3. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

LISS: Triangle Centre, Mill Road. Crossover Morning. There will be a cake stall, raffle and hand craft items for sale made by our young people. liss-triangle-centre.org.uk.

LOCKS HEATH: The Lockswood Centre (SO31 6DX). 9.30am-midday. Indoor Car Boot/Table Top Sale. People selling anything and everything at car boot prices without the worry of too much rain or too much sun. Admission 30p. 07901 501 509.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.3am-4pm. Mind, Body, Soul Fayre. Admission £1. (023) 9269 3169.

SOUTHSEA: Natural History Museum, Cumberland House, Eastern Parade. 10am-4pm. Nature on your Doorstep. Find out about the amazing wildlife in and around Portsmouth with activities and local experts. Admission free, just drop in. (023) 9281 5276.

SOUTHSEA: St Simon’s Church, Waverley Road. 10am-1pm. Table Top Sale.

SOUTHWICK: D-Day Memorial Hall, Priory Road (PO17 6ED). 11am-1pm. Charity Sale. Pre-loved clothes, plus odds and ends. In aid of Unicef.

TITCHFIELD: Parish Rooms, The Square. 2pm-4pm. Scrap Happy Young Quilters Group. For six to 16 year olds. Have fun and learn to sew small patchwork projects for all abilities. Admission £3 per child. Accompanying adults welcome, especially with young children. yquilters@uwclub.net, (023) 9258 5194.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Blooming Marvellous: intergenerational community knitted garden. Over 2,500 knitters and crocheters worked with participatory visual artist Pauline Stanley to create the garden. Come and join in to help our garden grow. Free Admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path Studio, 21, The Square. 10am-4pm. Dominic Head: Mapping Empire. Featuring a number of screen prints and video work exploring issues of privacy and the internet. (01730) 260756, petersfieldmuseum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

LISS: Triangle Centre, Mill Road. One Chance (12A); 3pm, 7.30pm. Directed by: David Frankel. Starring: James Corden, Alexandra Roach and Julie Walters. Admission: £6 in advance, £7 on door, concs. (01730) 301000.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. American Hustle (15); 7.30pm. USA, 2013. Directed by David O Russell. Starring: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence. Admission £12, must be booked in advance. There is a fundraising event from 6.15pm, which will be celebrating all that is 1970s. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, George Street, Buckland. Griller.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8.30pm. A2. 60s rock. (023) 9234 1665.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm doors for 8pm. The Bootleg Beatles. Admission £26.50. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Chicago 9. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Old Vic, 104, St Paul’s Road. Midnight. Lori-Anne.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Trevor John Trio. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Sounder. Admission £6. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Nell Gwynne, Jessie Road. 8.45pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Wreckage Weekend. Presented by Little Robot. Featuring: Tricorn, Sansara, Zenthetix and Sahara Snow. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Absolute Zero. Twin guitar rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue (PO4 0AW). 7.30pm. Blackfoot Circle. Plus support. Admission £5. (023) 9229 1198, 07717 748 491.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 10pm. Hot Box Is Back. Featuring El-Capitan, The Bar Staff, Trouble Country and Versus Tractor. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Phoenix Community Centre, Crookhorn Lane. 9pm. Cher tribute.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Plough & Barleycorn, Tempest Avenue. 9pm. Sarah.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 6pm. Battle Lines. A pair of short plays exploring the way the two world wars shaped the lives of generations, presented by Forest Forge Theatre Company. Admission £11, concs. (01420) 472 664.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Musicals From A to Z. A musical compilation, presented by Fareham Musical Society. Admission £12-£14, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. The Play That Goes Wrong. Comedy performed by Mischief Theatre Company. Admission: £17-£28.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Enchanted April. Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel is adapted by Matthew Barber and presented by HumDrum Theatre. Admission £9, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. Communicating Doors. By Alan Ayckbourn, presented by HIADS. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 11am, 1pm, 3pm. The Pillow Maker. An interesting adventure show for one to five year olds and their families. Admission £7.50, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Essence of Ireland. A story told through music, song and dance that celebrates all things Irish. Admission £20-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Hall Theatre, Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 7pm doors for 8pm. Dead Guilty. A psychological thriller by Richard Harris, presented by Lee Players. Admission £8. (01329) 662128 or 662821.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. After Miss Julie. A play by Patrick Marber which relocates August Strindberg’s naturalist tragedy, Miss Julie, to an English country house in July 1945. Admission: £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

PETERSFIELD: meet Beckham Lane car park off Winchester Road (GR SU740238). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-mile walk. (01730) 262437.

PETERSFIELD: meet Petersfield Railway Station forecourt. 10.15am. Station to Station Guided Walk. East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership is organising a four-hour seven-mile guided walk between Petersfield RS and Liss RS, led by an experienced walker. Parts of the walk are very steep and not suitable for buggies or pushchairs. Suitable footwear and clothing is advised. 07900 103 296.

TOMORROW

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Christ Church, Old Market Avenue (off South Street). 2pm doors for 2.30pm-4.30pm. Music on Sundays. Featuring Lawson Piano Trio (Annabelle Lawson (piano), Clare Biss (viola) and Rebecca Knight (cello)) playing music by Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Debussy. Visitors and new members welcome. (01243) 527425, musiconsundays.co.uk.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Jazzmanix. A concert of two halves, the evening will feature small vocal harmony groups followed by the vibrant main performance from the choir as a whole. Admission £10, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Lee Nelson and Joe Wilkinson. Admission £25. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

DANCING

WICKHAM: Community Centre, Mill Lane. 1.30pm-4pm. Sunday Ballroom Tea Dance. Admission £3. 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

PETERSFIELD: Langrish House Hotel, Langrish (GU32 1RN). Midday-3pm. Wedding Set Up Day. You are invited to come and view the Talbot Room dressed for a marriage ceremony and a wedding reception, allowing you to get a real feel for how things are done here. (01730) 266941.

SOUTHSEA: Natural History Museum, Cumberland House, Eastern Parade. 11am-4pm. Camera Obscura. Learn how a camera obscura works and how it brings the outside indoors. (023) 9281 5276.

SOUTHSEA: NBECSA, Onslow Road (PO5 2HN). 9am-3.30pm. Table Top Sale. Tables £8. Admission 20p pp. 07817 623 051, 07769 275 837.

SOUTHSEA: Salvation Army Southsea Citadel, 84, Albert Road. 6pm. Café Church. With Steve Shaw and friends from the Salvation Army, Sholing. Worship, eat, drink. Enjoy!

EXHIBITIONS

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

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 11am-4pm. Crafts in the Tower. A monthly exhibition of original artwork by selected local artists, designers and makers. Painting, print making, collage, ceramics, origami, glass work, wood turning, textiles and jewellery. craftsinthetower.com.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. 12 Years a Slave (12A); 2.30pm. USA, 2014. Directed by Steve McQueen. Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (U); 2pm. Starring Dick van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes and Lionel Jeffries. Admission £4, concs. A Streetcar Named Desire (15); 7.30pm. Starring Vivien Leigh and Marlon Brando. Admission £6, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Good Intent, 40-46, College Street. 8pm. Cracklin’ Jack Band. Powerhouse rock trio.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, 83, New Road (PO2 7QU). 5pm. Mojo Dollar. Playing 60s mod, pop, rock and soul.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Voodoo Six. Admission £8. (023) 8022 5612.