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What’s on around the area this weekend

Saturday

CONCERTS

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 2.30pm. Megson Family Folk Show. Folk duo Megson perform classic folk songs for children. Tickets £8 adults, £5 children. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 8pm. Megson. Husband and wife folk duo perform an evening of live music. Tickets £12.50, £11.25 concessions. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

DANCING

BISHOP’S WALTHAM: The Jubilee Hall, Little Shore Lane, SO32 1ED. 7.30-11pm. Barn dance. Organised by Bishop’s Waltham & District Twinning Association. With Ploughman’s supper. Dancing to folk with caller Ian Nicholls. Licensed bar. Advance tickets £10 adults, under 11 years £5, available by calling 01489 894252 or visiting The Coffee Shop, High Street, Bishop’s Waltham.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: West Street. 9am-2pm. Farmers’ market. Up to 40 local producers will be selling their produce including freshly picked organic fruit, vegetables, free range eggs, fish from local waters, rare breed meats, home-baked bread and cakes and honey.

Irish group Shenanigans will also be playing in the performance podium.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 10am-midday. Book launch. Author John Bull will be signing copies of his new book about his days as a sub-editor and columnist on the News of the World, ‘I Was Rupert Murdoch’s Figleaf’.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 10.30am-midday. Craft4Kids. Informal drop-in craft session, materials and ideas sheets provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 10am-3pm. Life drawing. The opportunity to take part in life drawing in your preferred medium. Bring your own materials. All abilities welcome. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

HAVANT: Havant Academy, Wakefords Way, PO9 5JD. 11.30am-1pm. NCT nearly new baby and toddler sale. A selection of goods including equipment, toys and clothing from maternity through to baby, toddlers and children. Admission: £1 in aid of NCT charity.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Community School, White Hart Lane. Midday-4.30pm. Spring Orchid Show. Organised by The Wessex Orchid Society. Potting demonstrations, technical advice, nurseries selling plants, tombola, refreshments and free parking. Trophies to be awarded by the Mayor of Fareham. Admission £2, accompanied children free. Contact 01329 285160 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10.15am-11.30am.

Top Banana workshop days. Circus skills including diablo and juggling. Single session £6.25, five sessions £28.75. Call 07944 286278 or email topbananacircus@gmail.com

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Litchfield Road, Copnor, PO3 6DE. 3.30-5.30pm. Messy Church. Fun activities for families based on the theme of ‘Mother’s Day’. Followed by a time of celebration and a shared meal. All families welcome. Free admission, donations welcome. Contact: Rachel Milne (023) 9282 2711 for further information or visit stcuthbertwithstaidan.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Historic Dockyard, College Road, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. World War II Weekend. Costumed characters, a Love Southsea vintage market, ‘30s and ‘40s beauty and fashion, a cooking with rations display, family challenge activities, plus much more. Admission free with a valid Portsmouth Historic Dockyard or Action Stations ticket, alternatively event only tickets are available to buy. Adult tickets £3, child £2.50, family £10 (two adults and three children). For more information or to book call (023) 9289 3338.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Midday-4pm. Sea songs. Local community choirs will sing a variety of songs all about the sea. Admission free with a valid Portsmouth Historic Dockyard or National Museum of the Royal Navy ticket.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-midday. See! Make! Do! Family art sessions run by the participation team alongside artist Letty Clarke. Admission £6 per child. Participants are advised to wear old clothes or bring an overall. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Contact (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk

STUBBINGTON: Catholic Curch Hall, Bells Lane. 10am. Jumble sale. Organised by seafarers sailing club. Clothes, bric a brac, books and toys. All welcome. Tea and coffee available. 50p admission.

WATERLOOVILLE: Deverell Hall, London Road, PO7 5JU. 11am-3pm. Art, craft and gift market. For more information visit fromthecraftbox.net

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Gwenda Stephens and Belinda. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. They That Are Left. Photographic exhibition by Brian David Stevens showing portraits of war veterans taken on Remembrance Sunday at The Cenotaph from 2002 to 2012. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

GOSPORT: Gallery@Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Haslar Hospital – The Splendour and Decline. With the Haslar building currently awaiting renovation, Philip Woolway ARPS photographically captures it in its current state. Admission free.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. These Stories Of Old Stones. Become immersed in and inspired by the long ago world of castles, chivalry, maidens and knights. Though now many of these once grand and imposing sites have fallen into ruins, they hold a fairytale appeal, with crumbling turrets, worn spiral staircases and doors to rooms that no longer exist. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Chris Briden: Street Art. Southampton-based artist Chris has developed a photorealist style after years of working within designated legal graffiti sites. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Jewellers’ Showcase. Wendy Nutt and Jill Clark are exhibiting as visiting artists in the first half of 2015. Wendy’s work is inspired by her love of nature and Jill’s designs are influenced by the simple shapes and clarity of form of the cultures of Ancient Egypt and prehistoric Britain. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Beetles, bugs and minibeasts. Some of the dead beetles, bugs and minibeasts collected by artist and local resident Becky Dunn over the last 30 years. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, south corridor, ground floor. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Portraits. This exhibition shows highlights from a series of photographic portraits of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra players. Admission free. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. A Hard Choice - Stories behind Portsmouth’s Collections of Art and Design.

Curator Rosalinda Hardiman reveals the stories behind the objects and the hidden world of the curator. The exhibition will share her knowledge and joy in museum collections. Fine and decorative art will feature strongly. Admission free. Contact (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthmuseums.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road, PO5 3QQ. 9.30am-5pm. Arthur and George Exhibition. A joint exhibition from The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection at Portsmouth City Council and the forthcoming ITV production in which Martin Clunes plays Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Admission free. Contact (023) 9281 9311 or visit conandoylecollection.co.uk for information.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 4.15pm. The Chronicles Of Narnia - The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe. (PG). Showing as part of the Action Stations WWII weekend is this live-action/CGI adaptation of the children’s fantasy classic by C S Lewis. In Second World-War England siblings Lucy, Peter, Edmund and Susan enter the land of Narnia through a wardrobe while playing a game of hide-and-seek. Adult tickets £8, £6.50 for students and seniors, £3 for children under 12. Call 074350 29408 for more.

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. The Imitation Game (12A). Benedict Cumberbatch portrays mathematical genius Alan Turing in his race against time to break Germany’s Enigma code during the second world war. Adult tickets £8, £6.50 for students and seniors. Call 074 3502 9408 for more.

GIGS

FAREHAM: The Fareham pub, Trinity Street. 9-11pm. The Angie Haynes Band. Admission free.

FRATTON: The Shearer Arms, Shearer Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5LP. 8-30pm-late. Ken Mayes. ‘50s and ‘60s music. Admission Free.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Big Foot. Live music from a rock covers band.

SOUTHSEA: The Fawcett Inn. 8pm. Rustyn George Band.

SOUTHSEA: Goldsmith Avenue, PO4 0AW. 8pm. Blackfoot Circle. Five-piece alternative indie band. Tickets £5, available from the club or online at wegottickets.com/event/299031

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106 Copnor Road, PO3 5AN. 9pm. The Jaspers. Performing unique ‘80s tracks.

STAGE

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 2.30 and 7.30pm. Sleeping Beauty. International dancers perform a dramatic ballet of the classic tale. Tickets between £15 and £22. Contact (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for bookings and information.

Sunday

DANCING

FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut, PO16 8ST. 7.30-10.30pm. Urban line dance disco. Admission £6. Contact 01329 315641.

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Assheton Court, off Castle Street. 7-9pm. Ballroom dance. Admission £3.50 including tea/cake (023) 9235 1162.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: The Westgate Centre, Via Ravenna, PO19 1RJ. 10.30am-4pm. Antique and Collectors Fair. A wide variety of antiques and collectables including china, glass, gold and silver, Art Deco, jewellery, small furniture, dolls, linen and lace, military badges, plus coins, stamps and postcards. Admission £1.50. Contact Emmott Promotions on 07747 604541 or 01243 788596 or visit emmottpromotions.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-3pm. The Sunday book fair. Browse second hand books. Contact (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Historic Dockyard, College Road, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. World War II Weekend. Costumed characters, a Love Southsea vintage market, ‘30s and ‘40s beauty and fashion, a cooking with rations display, family challenge activities, plus much more. Admission free with a valid Portsmouth Historic Dockyard or Action Stations ticket, alternatively event only tickets are available to buy. Adult tickets £3, child £2.50, family £10 (two adults and three children). Call (023) 9289 3338.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Gwenda Stephens and Belinda. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am-4pm. They That Are Left. Photographic exhibition by Brian David Stevens showing portraits of war veterans taken on Remembrance Sunday at The Cenotaph from 2002 to 2012. Admission free. Visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Here & There: Vulcan Building. An exhibition of work by members of Aspex artists’ associates. This show, spread across two sites, will feature the work of 16 artists, working in a diverse range of media, styles and scale. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. A Hard Choice - Stories behind Portsmouth’s Collections of Art and Design.

Curator Rosalinda Hardiman reveals the stories behind the objects and the hidden world of the curator. The exhibition will share her knowledge and joy in museum collections. Fine and decorative art will feature strongly. Admission free. Contact (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthmuseums.co.ukfor more information.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8-10.30pm.

Milton James Hot Four. Music from a traditional jazz band. Admission free.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 2.30pm. Mistresses and their influence on history. Tickets £3, can be bought from Portsmouth Museum and the D-Day Museum. Contact (023) 9282 6722.

monday

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Association, Wootton Road, PO6 3AP.

7.30-10pm. M & M’s Modern sequence dance club. Admission £2.50. New members always welcome. Tea and biscuits included. For more information contact Michael on (023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2.50, includes tea & biscuit.

MILTON: Milton Village Hall, 182 Milton Road, PO4 8PR. 8pm. Salsa. Learn beginners/improvers salsa dancing, including group dances. £6 admission.

EVENTS

COPNOR: The Wells Smith Room, St Cuthbert’s Centre, Hayling Avenue. 9.30 – 11.30 am. Connor’s Toy Libraries. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Includes a healthy snack. Admission £2 per family per week. Outreach support provided for non confident or vulnerable families.

Call (023) 9283 2926.

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