What’s on for Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11, 2014

Omid Djalili as Tevye with the company in Chichester Festival Theatre's productionof Fiddler on the Roof. 
Photo by Johan Persson

Omid Djalili stars in Fiddler on The Roof at Chichester Festival Theatre: ‘I do hope that people will be challenged by the material’

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

SATURDAY

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. The South Downs College Final Exam Winners’ Concert. Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission: non-members £7 on door. (023) 9282 0317, portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton. 7pm for 7.30pm. Portsmouth Light Orchestra in concert. Fundraiser for the Drayton Centre. Admission £5. (023) 9237 7630, 9236 2926.

SELBORNE: St Mary’s Church. 6pm. Grand Concert. Given by the London’s Guildhall Singers. Programme includes theatre, opera and song by 25 performers. Admission £10-£30. rkedwards@btinternet.com.

EVENTS

ALTON: High Street. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. 10.30am-4.30pm. Lacemaking Demonstration. Alresford Lacemakers will be using the museum as a background to their work, come and see them in action. (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. 11am-2pm. Table Top Sale. Variety of tables and home-made cakes. Refreshments available. Admission 40p.

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-3pm. Gardeners’ Fair. Around 20 local horticultural business and community groups will sell and showcase everything you might need to enhance your garden this year.

GOSPORT: Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way (PO12 4DS). 11am-3pm. Fort Brockhurst Open Day. Explore this vast Victorian fort and learn its military/social history. Activities for children include handling artefacts, colouring, Victorian schoolroom, feed the ducks, etc. (023) 9258 1059.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: The Bulson Hall, St Faith’s Church, Victoria Square. 9.30am-12.30pm. Indoor Table Top Sale. Browse, chat, tea and coffee, bargains!

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. Steam in Miniature. Members and friends of the West Surrey Model Traction Engine Club join us for a weekend with around 35 miniature traction engines, from 2in to 7.5in scale, in steam at Hollycombe for the annual ‘Steam in Miniature’ weekend. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton United Church Hall, Havant Road/Station Road. 10.30am-midday. Plant Sale and Coffee Morning. Organised by Drayton United Church, Farlington & District Garden Club and Salisbury Road Allotment Association. Steve Rees will also be available to answer queries and offer his expert gardening advice. (023) 9238 1976.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. I Shall Say Zis Only Vonce Murday Mystery Night. Allo Allo, what eez zis? Who killed the English spy? Plus a three-course dinner! Admission: £24, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Acorn Centre, 3, The Kestrels, Wecock (PO). 11am-2pm. Table Top Sale. Variety of sellers offering great bargains. Tables cost £3.50. (023) 9225 8423, acorncentre.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-330pm. 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. New Exhibition: Aspire Group and Ken Briffett. The exhibition is of a very wide spectrum of art in many forms. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

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.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-4pm. South Hampshire Calligraphers’ Exhibition.

PORTSMOUTH: Ground Floor Café, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour (PO6 3EN). 10am-4pm. Stitches to Dye For Embroidery Exhibition. Portsmouth and District Embroiderers Guild have collaborated with Portsmouth Young Embroiderers in putting on this exhibition. (023) 9238 9056.

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. Under the Skin (15); 7pm. UK, 2013. Directed by Jonathan Glazer. Starring: Scarlett Johansson. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7.30pm. CrossHarbour. Featuring lead singer Rosie Hodgson, who originates from Midhurst. Support from Pepper and Shepherd. Organised by Grayshott Folk Club. New members welcome. Admission £12, concs. (01428) 607096, grayshottfolkclub.co.uk, grayshott.com/folk.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.45pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The M27s. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Gwyn Ashton. Loud blues. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm, 7.45pm. Stevie. By Hugh Whitemore, a tribute to the life and work of Stevie Smith. Starring Zoë Wanamaker. Admission: £24-£33. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 4pm, 8pm. 20th Century Boy. The Marc Bolan Musical – prior to West End. Starring: Sue Jenkins, Luke Bailey and Warren Sollars. Admission £15-£32, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Blood Brothers. Starring: Maureen Nolan, Sean Jones, Mark Hutchinson and Tracy Spencer. With Kristofer Harding as narrator. Admission £27.50-£29.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. Woyzeck. Georg Büchner’s classic slice of ‘epic theatre’ has thrilled audiences for over 200 years. Admission £8-£10. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

FERNHURST: meet Fernhurst Recreation Ground car park (GR SU901 285). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A nine-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. 07929 054 062.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club, 17, Pembroke Road (PO1 2NT). 2pm. Finding Values for Britannia’s Rule: The Renewed Professionalism of the 19th century Navy. Talk by Richard Blake, organised by the Society for Nautical Research (South). All welcome. (023) 9283 1461, snrsouth.org.uk.

TOMORROW

DANCING

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

EVENTS

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. Steam in Miniature. Members and friends of the West Surrey Model Traction Engine Club join us for a weekend with around 35 miniature traction engines, from 2in to 7.5in scale, in steam at Hollycombe for the annual ‘Steam in Miniature’ weekend. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.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.

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 The Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. New Exhibition: Aspire Group and Ken Briffett. The exhibition is of a very wide spectrum of art in many forms. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-4pm. South Hampshire Calligraphers’ Exhibition.

PORTSMOUTH: Ground Floor Café, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour (PO6 3EN). 10am-4pm. Stitches to Dye For Embroidery Exhibition. Portsmouth and District Embroiderers Guild have collaborated with Portsmouth Young Embroiderers in putting on this exhibition. (023) 9238 9056.

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: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 811am-10pm. Brit Flick Film Festival 2014. The day includes industry insight with guest speakers from casting directors, producers, film and TV directors and actors. Films run from 11am to 10pm, films to be confirmed. Industry insight, 2pm-4pm. Admission: £10, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Grand Budapest Hotel (15); 3pm. USA, 2014. Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law and Saorise Ronan. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GARDENS

CHANDLER’S FORD: The Cottage, 16, Lakewood Road. 2pm-6pm. Garden Open (three-quarters of an acre). Azaleas, bog garden, camellias, dogwoods, erythroniums, free-range bantams, geraniums, hostas, irises, jasmines, kitchen garden. Plants and honey for sale. Teas. Admission £3.50.

FAREHAM: 80, Abbey Road. 11am-5pm. Garden Open. Small garden with large collection of interesting herbs and plants, many for sale. Two ponds and tiny meadow for wildlife. Garden trail for children. Teas, plants stall. Admission £3.

WINCHESTER: Little Court and Tanglefoot, Crawley. 2pm-5.30pm. Two Gardens Open. Exceptionally pretty small village with thatched houses, 14th century church and village pond. Plants for sale at both gardens. Teas in village hall. Combined admission £6.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road, Hilsea. Midday doors for 12.30pm-3pm. Dave Pearson’s Big Band Orchestra. Keeping big band music alive in Portsmouth. (023) 9266 2440.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road (off Clarence Parade). 8.15pm. The Milton James Four. Trad jazz. (023) 9275 2488.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Parade. 6pm. Dicey Reilly. Irish folk and so much more! (023) 9229 5195.

STAGE

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Bruce Forsyth Entertains. With the support of Don Hunt, Dave Arch and the country’s finest musicians, this is the show that every member of the family can enjoy in the intimacy of the theatre. Admission £30-£35. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

RAKE: meet Flying Bull (GU33 7JB). 11am. Sponsored Fun Walk. Two mile countryside walk in aid of Portsmouth Retired Greyhound Trust. (01730) 893255, 07876 571 529, portsmouthretiredgreyhounds.org.