What’s on for Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2015

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What’s on around the area this weekend

SATURDAY

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Church of the resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton. 7.30pm. Orchestral concert. Performed by the Spring Concert Portsmouth Light Orchestra. Contact (023) 9237 1135.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, PO1 2HH. 7.30pm. Jazz in the Nave - New Orleans style. Performed byThe Sussex Jazz Kings.With ploughmans supper. Raising funds for The Roberts Centre and Portsmouth Cathedral. Tickets £15, available from the Cathedral shop, by calling (023) 9282 3300 ext 239, or by visiting portsmouthcathedral.org.uk

SOUTHSEA: The Salvation Army, Albert Road. 7pm. An evening of music and song. With Susan Avison, United Singing Companies and the Southsea Citadel Band. Admission free.

DANCING

FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, PO17 5AL. 8pm-11pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dance. Tea/coffee and snacks sold in the break or you can bring your own drinks. Admission £4. For more information contact 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 10am-8pm. Living with dementia festival. Organised by the Chichester Cultural Learning Partnership. Events include craft workshops, interactive history sessions and a tea dance. Tickets must be booked in advance. Visit cft.org.uk/dementiafestival or contact the box office on 01243 781312.

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Haslar Road, PO12 1HL. 10am-1pm. Spring Fair. Traditional fair.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 11am-midday. Hello Oscar! Storytime special. There are animals everywhere in Zoe’s garden. Find out where they are coming from and make your own pet. Suitable for children aged 3-10, accompanied by an adult. Admission free.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall. 12.45pm-4.45pm & 6.45-10.45pm. Beer festival. With music from The Live Lounge Project, The Smiley Campbell Band, Mr Big Stuff, Fleetingwood Mac and more. Tickets available at portsmouthbeerfestival.wordpress.com/tickets

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Parish Hall, Links Lane, PO9 6AD. 10am-5pm. Spring art exhibition and sale. Organised by Rowlands Castle Painting Society. Tea and cakes are available, and the opportunity to purchase an original painting, local scenes included, with many cards and folios as well. Disabled access.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. The Alresford Monday painting group. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street, PO10 7DD. 10.30am-4.30pm. Emsworth art trail. Several diverse pieces of art in different media are on display. Admission free, all welcome.

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: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gallery @ Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Paul Kidby: Discworld and Beyond. Paul Kidby’s exhibition showcases the book covers and illustrations for Pratchett’s novels. It also reveals Paul’s own projects influenced by British folklore and landscapes. Admission free. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Pass It On: Our History, Your Heritage. A revealing collection from the archives of Chichester Festival Theatre that allows for a unique insight into the

venue’s past. On display will be many items which have remained hidden away and unopened for decades, including photographs, letters, vintage costume and set designs and even antique props and models. 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. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: The Arts Lodge, Victoria Park, Anglesea Road, PO1 3HJ. 10am-5pm. David Sinclair - Jazz Photographs. A range of intimate pictures of some of the most famous jazz musicians in the world. Admission free. Contact (023) 9287 0880 or visit artandsoultraders.com for more information.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Pie & Vinyl Poster Show: Gig Posters From Around The World. An exhibition of framed works of contemporary studios from all over the world: North, Central and South America, Europe and across the UK. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Rock Shots. An exhibition celebrating 50 years of music photography in Portsmouth and featuring photography by Bob Aylott, Oana Damir, Joe Watson, Kevin Purdy, Steve Whale, Nigel Grundy, Paul Windsor, Tom Langford, Terry Aldridge, Robbie Robertson and Hannah Mesquitta. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. While We’re Young (15). Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts star as Josh and Cornelia, married 40-something New York filmmakers who befriend a cool young bohemian couple from Brooklyn, Jamie and Darby. But after a while the fun begins to wear off, and Josh starts to notice that Jamie may not be quite as guileless as he seems. Tickets £8, concessions £6.50. Contact 074350 29408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Shearer Arms, 72 Shearer Road, PO1 5LP. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes. Playing music from the 1950s and 60s. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: The Harvest Home, 106 Copnor Road, PO3 5AN. 9pm. Scarlet Ghost. Live music.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Kent Duchaine. Authentic delta-slide blues.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Way Upstream. Four old friends, one cruising boat, two weeks off work, and the scenic River Orb. A play about friendship, love, desire and power. Tickets: £10, £25, £29, children £8.50.

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2.45&7.45pm. The Rehearsal.The Count is planning an evening of amateur dramatics but it soon becomes clear that there will be as much passion and intrigue off stage as on.Tickets: £25-£30, 16-25s £8.50.

HILSEA: The Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido. 7.30pm. Steaming. One Off Productions presents a bawdy comedy by Nell Dunn, set in a women’s sauna. The play contains strong language and some nudity. Contact davidlippiett@hotmail.com or (023) 9259 7877.

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road, PO1 3BS. 2pm & 7.30pm. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hermia loves Lysander and Helena loves Demetrius, but Demetrius is supposed to be marrying Hermia. When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the King and Queen of the fairies. As part of the ‘Into the Woods Festival’, Groundlings Theatre will be transformed into a forest. Non allocated seating is available or bring a cushion and sit amongst the forest fauna. Tickets £14, concessions £12, family £42. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for bookings and information.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Stage Door, 78 West Marlands Road, SO14 7FW. 8pm and 3pm matinee. Greenday’s American Idiot. A Broadway musical. Tickets £14.50-£16.50. Visit speakeasysoton.co.uk or contact (023) 8071 0648.

WATERLOOVILLE: Clanfield Memorial Hall, South Lane. 4pm & 7pm. Beauty And The Beast Jr. Musical performed by South Downe Stage School. Contact (023) 9307 0185 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

EASTLEIGH: Meet at Bursledon Statiom. 10.13am. CHA Walking Club. Linear walk to Netley, seven miles. Call (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road. 2pm-3pm. Valuing the Vintage: caring for textiles past and present. Sarah Howard, a textile conservator and specialist in the care of historic dress, talks about how museums care for textiles in their collections. This includes tips on how to look after vintage textiles in the home. Guests are invited to bring along their own textile items such as samplers, wedding dresses, christening robes and vintage fashions for specific advice. Admission free, booking recommended. Contact (023) 9283 4744.

SUNDAY

DANCING

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

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Bransbury Park, Eastney. 2pm-5pm. Miniature railway track. Both steam and/or electric locomotives.

Weather permitting. Admission 40p per person for two circuits of track.

PORTSMOUTH: The Boardwalk, Port Solent, PO6 4TP. 11am-5pm. Waterside market. Stalls include home furnishings, gifts, homemade crafts and jewellery, as well as cakes.

SOUTHSEA: Highland Road Cemetery. Midday. Tour and information day. More than 800 displays and a tour starting at 2pm. Admission free, £3 for the tour. Organised by the Friends of Highland Road Cemetery. For more information contact (023) 9266 8657.

WATERLOOVILLE: Padnell Infant School, Padnell Avenue, Cowplain, PO8 8DE. 11 am-2pm. School fayre. Activities such as falcon displays, a steel band, donkey rides, bouncy castle, inflatable slide, Minion & Frozen tombolas, cake stall, traditional games and a raffle with a top prize of £200. Admission 50p adults, OAPs and children free. Contact (023) 9226 3784 for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. The Alresford Monday Painting group. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street, PO10 7DD. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Emsworth art trail. Several diverse pieces of art in different media are on display. Admission free, all welcome.

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: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road, PO12 2AS. 10am-4.30pm. First Out, Last In. Exhibition focusing on the role of the Royal Navy’s submarines during the First World War. See objects, photographs, rare images and personal accounts. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Contact (023) 9251 0354 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Arts Lodge, Victoria Park, Anglesea Road, PO1 3HJ. 10am-5pm. David Sinclair - Jazz Photographs. A range of intimate pictures of some of the most famous jazz musicians in the world. Admission free. Contact (023) 9287 0880 or visit artandsoultraders.com for more information.

GIGS

NORTH END: The Tap. 5pm. GlitterBugz. Live music.

STAGE

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road, PO1 3BS. 2pm. Pirate Paul. Pirate Paul and his companion Captain Cowardly Custard go on an adventure across the sea to do battle with four of the most deadly pirates the world has ever seen. Tickets £7.50, concessions £5.50, schools £5. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for bookings and information.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Stage Door, 78 West Marlands Road, SO14 7FW. 8pm and 3pm matinee. Greenday’s American Idiot. A Broadway musical. Tickets £14.50-£16.50. Visit speakeasysoton.co.uk or contact (023) 8071 0648.

MONDAY

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Association, Wootton Road, PO6 3AP. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M’s modern sequence dance club. Tuition of new dances included. New members welcome. Admission £2.50, tea and biscuits included. Contact (023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Thorngate hall, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2.50 including tea and biscuit.

PORTSMOUTH: Milton Village Hall, 182 Milton Road, PO4 8PR. 8pm. Salsa. Learn beginners or improvers salsa, including group dances. Admission £6.

SOUTHSEA: Devonshire Avenue Baptist Church Hall, Winter Road, PO4 9ED. 7.30pm. Ballroom and Latin dance class. With Instep Dance Club. Beginners 7.30pm-8.30pm; free practice dance 8.30pm-8.45pm; improvers 8.45pm-9.30pm. Admission £5 or £6 for two sessions. (023) 9264 9991.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 10am-8pm. Living with dementia festival. Organised by the Chichester Cultural Learning Partnership. Events include craft workshops, interactive history sessions and a tea dance. Tickets must be booked in advance. Visit cft.org.uk/dementiafestival or contact the box office on 01243 781312.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Craft group. Craft, tea, cake and a warm welcome. Telephone (023) 9268 8705 for more details.

NORTH END: North End Baptist Church, Powerscourt Road. 10am-midday. Copnor coffee club for the over 50s. Tea, cake, activites and a warm welcome. Admission £2. Telephone (023) 9268 8705 for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 2pm-4.30pm. Knitting and sewing workshop. Knitters and sewing enthusiasts are being asked to create squares measuring 6x4 inches inspired by HMS Victory and HMS Alliance using a variety of techniques such as knitting, embroidery and crochet. The squares will then form a community Trafalgar sail art installation which will be on display in summer 2015. For further information contact (023) 9272 7595 or email community@nmrn.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 7.30pm. Sausage and mash supper. A supper and conversation and the chance to raise money to support the charity around Christian Aid week.