What’s on for Saturday, May 2, 2015 - Monday, May 4, 2015

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What’s on around the area this Bank Holiday weekend

SATURDAY

EVENTS

CHALTON: Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, PO8 0BG. 4.30pm. Beltain Festival. With live music from Feckless and a local ale and cider bar. There will also be pizza, paella, local sausages, crepes and cakes, as well as ancient musical performances, birds of prey, the Weorod re-enactors, storytelling, Roman gladiators, Hampshire Astronomy, woodwork and metalwork displays, and more. Adult tickets £15, £10 for children. For bookings and more information visit butserancientfarm.co.uk

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 for more information.

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, North Street. Free jukebox.

FARNHAM: Museum of Farnham, 38 West Street, GU9 7DX. 11am-4pm. ‘Cooking through time’ open day. Excavate a test-pit in the museum grounds and take part in hands-on workshops around the theme of food and cooking from the prehistoric to the Victorian period. Featuring displays, handling collections and children’s activities. Visit farnhammaltings.com/museum for more information.

HAYLING ISLAND: Littlewood, 163 West Lane. 11am–5pm. Garden open for the national garden scheme. Two and a half acres of bluebell and rhododendron woodland, teas and plants stall. Admission £3. Dogs welcome on leads, children free if accompanied by adult. Contact (023) 9246 3595.

PORTSMOUTH: Castle Field, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3NT. 10am-5pm. Rural and Seaside show. Annual event including; donkey rides, archery taster sessions, welly throwing, sheep grazing, chickens and geese, market stalls, Punch and Judy, falconry displays, children’s rides, pirate re-enactments and refreshments. Admission free.

SOUTHSEA: Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3ST. 9pm-2am. Disco night. An evening of 70s, 80s and 90s hits with music from live band ‘StereoTypes’. Admission £5 advance, £10 on the door. For tickets and information call 0800 781 5799.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. The paintings of Victoria Levy. Admission free. Cards by local artists on sale. 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: 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: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Pompey Prints. A rolling exhibition of prints which celebrate Portsmouth and Southsea as its subject, showcasing the work of artists who live locally. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk

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 Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Castle Road: Exhibition. This is the first exhibition in a new project partnership between The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Cultural Trust. Castle Road features photographs by BA (Hons) photography alumnus Dainius Šciuka, from the ‘Taste the Street’ series, 2013-14. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.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

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. The Tale Of Princess Kaguya (U). A peasant discovers a miniature girl growing inside a bamboo shoot and takes her home. She quickly grows to become the most beautiful young woman in the land, and is wooed by a series of suitors, including the Emperor himself. Tickets £8, concessions £6.50. Contact 074350 29408 or visit no6cinema.co.uk for information.

GIGS

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road, GU26 2TZ. 7.30pm. The Patsy Reid Band. Live folk music, with support from Gareth Lee & Annie Baylis. Adult tickets £12, children under 16 £6.

HAYLING ISLAND: The Hayling Billy, 117 Elm Grove, PO11 9ED. 9pm. The Little Deep Band. Blues, latin and soul. Admission free.

PORTSMOUTH: The Harvest Home, 106 Copnor Road, PO3 5AN. 7pm. Neil Diamond tribute. Live music from Barry Williams.

PORTSMOUTH: The Druids Arms, Binstead Road. 8.30pm-late. Live music. Kenny May sings 50s and 60s. Admission free.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. 5pm. End of season Pompey party. Live music from punk bands Alligator Smile, Archive 45, Shotgun Smile and The Piranhas.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, Eastney, PO4 9PN. Rock With The Foxes. A mix of burlesque with Veronique Devine and The Vixens. With special guest performers. Admission £5 in advance, £7 on the door. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: 54 London Road, PO8 8EN. The Bog Rolling Stones. Admission free. Members and guests only.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2.30 & 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.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, Havant, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Not Safe For Work. Play by Lucy Kirkwood, performed by Bench Theatre Company. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for information.

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road, PO1 3BS. 2pm and 7pm. The Jungle Book. Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. As part of the ‘Into the Woods Festival’, Groundlings Theatre will be transformed into a forest. No allocated seating is available, bring a cushion and sit amongst the forest fauna. Tickets £14, concessions £12, family ticket £42. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for bookings and information.

WALKS & TALKS

PETERSFIELD: Meet at Petersfield Square. 11.11am. CHA Walking Club. Flat circular walk via Buriton. Five/six miles. Call (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

SUNDAY

CONCERTS

WICKHAM: Park Place Pastoral Centre, PO17 5HA. 2.30pm. Memorial concert. In celebration of the life of Marie Crispin, former actor with the Southsea Shakespeare Actors (SSA), the Arts Theatre and the Apollo. Marie was a Portsmouth city guide and delivered Dickins readings at Christmas. Light refreshments provided. Tickets £5, all proceeds will go to the Franciscan Sisters’ education projects and to Cafod. To book contact Sue Dykes on (023) 9261 0855.

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate hall, Bury Road. 7-10pm. 50/50 dance. Admission £4.50.

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

EVENTS

BOTLEY: Market Hall, High Street, SO30 2EA. 10am. Cigarette card fair. Visiting and local dealers, 230 lot auction at 2pm. Admission free, tea and coffee available. For more information call 01243 865147.

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.

HAVANT: Havant Spiritualist Church, Brockhampton Lane. 11am-12.15pm. Children’s club. Various activities for all children. Admission £1. Contact (023) 9226 1591.

HAYLING ISLAND: Littlewood, 163 West Lane. 11am–5pm. Garden open for the national garden scheme. Two and a half acres of bluebell and rhododendron woodland, teas and plants stall. Admission £3. Dogs welcome on leads, children free if accompanied by adult. Contact (023) 9246 3595.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Charles Dickins Birthplace Museum, 393 Old Commercial Road, PO1 4QL. 3pm. Reading. A reading of the works of Dickins by a member of the Dickins fellowship.

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: Castle Field, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3NT. 10am-5pm. Rural and Seaside show. Annual event including; donkey rides, archery taster sessions, welly throwing, sheep grazing, chickens and geese, market stalls, Punch and Judy, falconry displays, children’s rides, pirate re-enactments and refreshments. Admission free.

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.

GIGS

NORTH END: The Phoenix, 51-55 Torrington Road, PO2 0TN. 9pm. Glitterbugz. Live music.

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

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. 4pm. King Rollo. Laid back, acoustic blues.

STAGE

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road, PO1 3BS. 2pm. The Jungle Book. Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. As part of the ‘Into the Woods Festival’, Groundlings Theatre will be transformed into a forest. No allocated seating is available, bring a cushion and sit amongst the forest fauna. Tickets £14, concessions £12, family ticket £42. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for bookings and information.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Grange Farm, Howe Road Gosport, PO13 8AB. 5am-8am. Dawn chorus walk. A walk through Carter’s Copse and into North Browndown to hear birdsong. Wear stout footwear and dress warmly. Suggested donation £3.

For further information contact Richard Bloom on (023) 9252 7094.

MONDAY

DANCING

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.

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.

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 11am-4pm. May Day street party. A day of activities including The Great Navy Bake Off, music, crafts and traditional games. Admission free.

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: St. Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 10am. May Fayre. The annual community fayre and celebration of life in Fratton. Includes real ale tent, arena displays, bouncy castle, bands, funfair rides and more.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, College Road, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5.30pm. Star Wars day. Star Wars themed family activities and Star Wars themed music in Laser Quest. Admission free for all Action Stations or Historic Dockyard ticket holders, normal Laser Quest charges apply. See actionstations.org or contact (023) 9283 9766.

PORTSMOUTH: Castle Field, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3NT. 10am-5pm. Rural and Seaside show. Annual event including; donkey rides, archery taster sessions, welly throwing, sheep grazing, chickens and geese, market stalls, Punch and Judy, falconry displays, children’s rides, pirate re-enactments and refreshments. Admission free.

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.

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: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Pompey Prints. A rolling exhibition of prints which celebrate Portsmouth and Southsea as its subject, showcasing the work of artists who live locally. Call (023) 9277 8080 or visit aspex.org.uk

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 Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Castle Road: Exhibition. This is the first exhibition in a new project partnership between The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Cultural Trust. Castle Road features photographs by BA (Hons) photography alumnus Dainius Šciuka, from the ‘Taste the Street’ series, 2013-14. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.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

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Boardwalk, Port Solent, PO6 4TP. 12-4pm. Best of British. Open air live music event featuring bands Kojak’s Revenge and The Targets.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Cliff. Star Wars day inappropiateness.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 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.

WALKS & TALKS

FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre, Fratton, 10.30am. Victoria Park walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at Angel Memorial by bus terminus. 1pm. Canoe lake short walk. Slow short walk to the canoe lake cafe. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to pier walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 7.30pm. Walk. Towards Eastney along the promenade. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.