What’s on for Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 2014

Hayley Garner, one half of street artist duo Nomad Clan, working on the mural at Play Dead studio in Highland Road, Southsea

Internationally renowned street artists Nomad Clan prepare for a career-spanning show in Southsea

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What’s on around the area this weekend

COMEDY

COPNOR: The Rose in June, Milton Road. (PO3 6AR). 8pm. Comedy Under Canvas. Compere is Iszi Lawrence, opening Neil McFarlane, closing Matt price and open spots Johnny Emmett and Jack Shanik. Admission: £8. (023) 9282 4191, theroseinjune@btconnect.com.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 7.30pm-11pm. 78 Club 50-50 Dance. Admission £7 on door.

DANCING

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

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 7.30pm-11pm. 78 Club 50-50 Dance. Admission £7 on door.

EVENTS

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 2pm. Clanfield Gardening Club Plant and Jumble Sale. Refreshments available.

COSHAM: Lakeside, North Harbour. 10am-4pm. Dragon Boat Racing: Day One. A two-day event in aid of charities supported by Rotary. Children’s play area with rides, food outlets and licenced bar, team and charity marquees, etc. portsmouthrotary.org.uk/dragonboat.

COSHAM: Oasis Wellness Centre, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 11am-12.30pm. Mindful Living Club. Support for people interested in practising mindfulness in their daily lives. Admission £7 on door. 07540 751 910, goodmentalhealth.org.uk.

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, Penryn Avenue. (PO6 2AP). 7.30pm.Sound Up the Tune, Neighbours. The Madding Crowd presents a programme of music from the 18th and 19th centuries, composed or known to have been performed in Hampshire. Admission £5 on the door. Call (023) 9242 1849, e-mail office@farlingtonparish.co.uk.

EMSWORTH: St Anne’s Dialysis Unit, Havant Road. 10am -1pm. Carboot Sale. 01243 378368.

EMSWORTH: Palmers Road car park. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. (PO12 1BT).8pm-1am. Discover Ghosts. Supernatural Tours is hosting a ghost hunt in the old building. Includes an introductory session to ghost hunting and the chance to investigate this historic building. Admission: £25. To book, visit supernaturaltours.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church Hall, Mengham. 9.30am. Plant and Cake Sale. Organised by The Rowans Haying Island Support Group.

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: discover technology. Admission £3. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

LISS: Whistle Stop public house, Hill Brow Road (GU33 7DS). 9am. Liss Horticultural Society Plant Sale. (01730) 893423, 893454.

WINCHESTER: Sparsholt College.9.30am-5pm. LThe college is having a Countryside Day to celebrate 100 years of the college. Admission: £10 adults, £8 children. 01962 776 441.

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. 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, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Muppets Most Wanted (U). USA, 2014. Directed by James Bobin. Starring: Tina Fret, Ricky Gervais Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408.

GARDENS

EASTLEIGH: 6, Braemore Close. 1pm-5.30pm. Garden Open. Delightful plant lover’s garden with coloured foliage and unusual plants. Magnificent wisteria displays flowers 3ft-4ft in late May. Plants, teas. Admission £3.

WARSASH: 67, Newtown Road. 11am-5pm. Garden Open. Cross a bridge to a small secret sloping garden with ‘a little bit of everything’. Plants, teas. Admission £3.

GIGS

COPNOR: Harvest Home, Copnor Road. (PO 3 5AN). 8.30pm. Paul Weller tribute night with Dave Barrett and the band Mr Clean. (023) 9234 1665.

FAREHAM: Hill Park Memorial Working Men’s Club, Highlands Road. (PO15 6JD). Sarah Lee. Female vocalist. 01329 280782.

GOSPORT: The Park Tavern, Park Road. (PO12 2HH). 9pm. ’80s theme night. Live music from Sarah Saville. 07789 510 608.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Pompey Beer Festival. Featuring over 100 cask ales, cider bar, foreign beers, pub games, etc. Midday-5pm. Afternoon Session – entertainment from: Folsom, 1.30pm; The Hometown Show, 2.30pm; Day of the Rabblement, 3.45pm. Admission £10. 6pm-11pm. Evening Session – entertainment from: Spike’s Vinyl Rock Road Show, 6pm; Electric Eden, 8pm; Spike’s Vinyl Rock Road Show, 8.30pm; The Southsea Alternative Choir, 9.15pm. Admission £10. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Thatchers bar, London Road, North End. Beyonce Tribute. (023) 9266 7013.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Nothing Yet (ex-Running On Empty). All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Parade. 8.30pm. It’s Live 80s night with Spirit. Fancy dress optional, dancing unavoidable. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Blackout Party. Pop/rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Plough and Barleycorn, Tempest Avenue. Diana Ross Tribute. (023) 9224 1590.

STAGE

CHARLTON: Butser Ancient Farm, Charlton lane. 3pm. Petersfield theatre group, Lion and Unicorn, is touring a stage adaptation of The Canterbury Tales. Admission: £10 adults, £5 children. (023) 9259 8838.

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.

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. (PO1 3BS). 7.30pm. A Streetcar Named Desire. A new production for 2014. Intense drama written by American playwright, Tennessee Williams. Admission: £16. Call (023) 9272 7270.

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

COSHAM: St Colman’s Church Hall, St Colman’s Avenue (PO6 2JJ). 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Plants and Animals of Madagascar. Talk by Hazel Taylor, organised by the Portsmouth and District Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9237 5667, portsmouth.bcss.org.uk.

HIGH CROSS: meet High Cross village hall car park (GR SU711 265). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.45am. (01730) 264693.

TOMORROW (Sunday, May 18 2014)

CONCERTS

CATHERINGTON: All Saint’s Church, Catherington Lane, PO8 0TH. 3pm. The Anemos Wind Quintet will perform an easy-listening programme that will take you on a trip around Europe. Tickets: Adults £8, children £5. (023) 9242 0984.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Portsmouth. 3pm. A Performance from the MGC Choir and the Southdowns Concert Band. Solo on the violin from Lizz Lipscombe. Admission £13.50.

EVENTS

ALRESFORD: Town. 10am. Alresford Watercress Festival. Entertainment and fun for all the family throughout the day.

COSHAM: Lakeside, North Harbour. 10am-4pm. Dragon Boat Racing: Day Two. A two-day event in aid of charities supported by Rotary. Children’s play area with rides, food outlets and licenced bar, team and charity marquees, etc. portsmouthrotary.org.uk/dragonboat.

COWPLAIN: LPadnell Infant School, Padnell Avenue. (PO8 8DS). 11am-2pm. Padnell Infant School Summer Fayre Event with donkey rides, falconry display, face painting, bouncy castle, a grand raffle and get the chance to meet a minion. Admission adults 50p, children free. (023) 9226 3784.

HAVANT: Langstone Sailing Club, Langstone Road (PO9 1RD). Midday-4pm. RYA Push the Boat Out: Langstone Sailing Club Open Day. Sailing, BBQ, club tours. All welcome. No experience necessary. Bring a change of clothing and a towel. Buoyancy aids supplied. langstonesc.org.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: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 2pm. Just Belly Dance. A free variety show held in the Groundlings Restaurant of belly dance and other delights! (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Palmerston Road. 10am-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: 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.

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. A Study in Sherlock. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
GARDENS

EASTLEIGH: 6, Braemore Close. 1pm-5.30pm. Garden Open. Delightful plant lover’s garden. Admission £3.

HORNDEAN: Crookley Pool, Blendworth Lane. 2pm-5pm. Garden Open. Here the plants decide where to grow. Plants, teas. Admission £3.50.

WARSASH: 67, Newtown Road. 11am-5pm. Garden Open. Cross a bridge to a small secret sloping garden with ‘a little bit of everything’. Plants, teas. Admission £3.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Old Vic, St Paul’s Road. (PO5 4AQ). 8.30pm. Beyonce Tribute. (023) 9229 7013.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 1pm-4pm. Live Jazz. Featuring: the Milton James Hot Four. (023) 9275 5944.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Victoria Park, Anglesea Road. Midday, 3pm. The Taming of the Shrew. Shakespeare’s controversial comedy, presented by Foot In The Door Theatre Company. Facebook.com/footinthedoortheatre.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Highland Road Cemetery. Midday-4pm. Tour and Information Day. Chapel opens midday-4pm, with over 600 displays, admission free. Guided tours from 2pm-4pm, £3 pp. (023) 9266 8657.