What’s On for Saturday May 3 and Sunday May 4

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TODAY

DANCING

PORTCHESTER: Victory School of Dance, Hamilton Road (PO6 4QE). 7.30pm-10.30pm. Line Dance Disco. Featuring Ray the DJ. Admission £5 on door. (01329) 315641.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-2pm. Farmers’ Market. Sample before you buy from the people who actually produce, and taste the difference in quality whilst supporting your local farming and rural community. Plus a Craft and Gift Fair.

FARNHAM: Museum of Farnham Garden Gallery, 38, West Street (GU9 7DX). 10am-4pm. Excavation Hands-on Workshop. Participate in excavating a test-pit in the museum grounds, take part in hands-on workshops led by local experts, and learn about Farnham’s past through extensive displays, handling collections and children’s activities. (01252) 715094.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-4pm. Knitathon. Come and knit or crochet a simple flower or poppy so that we can cover the floor of the gallery with flowers. If you are unable to attend on the day please bring along any flowers you have completed beforehand and these will be added to the display. Admission free, just drop in. 11am-midday, 1pm-2pm. Jonnie Rocket. Author John Chapman leads a story time and story building activity where you get the chance to design your own superhero. Suitable for ages seven to 11. Please book in advance. Admission £10. (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-3pm. Artistic Development: Artist to Exhibitor. Workshop with tutor Lyn Unsworth MA. Admission £32, cons. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). 4pm, car park open; 4.30pm gates open to event. Beltane: The Burning of the Wicker Man. Come along and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere with a host of attractions including: ancient and modern music; birds of prey; hog roast; barbecue; vegetarian food; Hants Astro; licensed bar. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. The Wizard of Oooze Murder Mystery. Alternative pantomime where Dorothy has a problem to solve, but it’s not just finding her way back to Kansas! Plus a three-course dinner! Admission: £24, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor. 3.30pm-5.30pm. Messy Church. A fun-packed event for families, involving art and craft, games, worship and a shared meal. Everyone’s welcome, young and old! It’s all free, but children must be accompanied by an adult. (023) 9275 4130, stcuthbertwithstaidan.org.uk, or messychurch.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Drayton Centre, 238, Havant Road, Drayton (PO6 1PA). 7pm for 7.30pm. Skittles and Ploughmans. Fundraiser for the centre. Admission £7. (023) 9237 7630, 9236 2926.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 10.30am. Theatre Tour. A guided tour of this Grade II listed building, including areas which the public never normally see. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Inside Llewyn Davis (15); 7pm. USA, 2014. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and John Goodman. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GARDENS

HAYLING ISLAND: Littlewood, 163, West Lane. 11am-5pm. Woodland Garden Open. Two-and-a-half acres of bluebell and rhododendron woodland. Teas, plants stall. Admission £3.

GIGS

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 11am-11pm. Dumbfest. Music festival in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. More information at dumbfest.com, (01420) 472 664.

GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen, 160, Whitworth Road (PO12 3NW). 8.30pm. Kat and The Chaperones. (023) 9258 0626.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 8pm. Perfect Alibi. Pink Floyd tribute. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Beats & Swings presents ... The Pete Box; plus The Gentlemen Philosipha Fugitive Orchestra (live). (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Meniscus Brothers. Blues duo. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Tap, London Road, North End. 8.30pm. Green Tangerine.

ROGATE: Village Hall, North Street. 7pm doors for 8pm. West Country. Presented by Oakgate Country Music Club. (01730) 892498.

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

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 6.30pm. Wolf Gang. Admission £8. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Parade. The New Party Collective. A 10-piece band playing all the best big band tunes. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Lynchpin. Rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue (PO4 0AW). 7.30pm. Total Jam. Support from DJ Rob Moore. Admission £5. (023) 9229 1198, 07717 748 491.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, New Road, Buckland. Amy Winehouse tribute.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Kassassin Street. Plus Curxes, Juice and Longlive DJs. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Centurion, Crookhorn Lane, Crookhorn. 9pm. Cher tribute.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. Shenanigans. (01329) 832123.

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.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. London Suite. Neil Simon’s comedy is presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, cons. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 11.30am, 2pm. Pirates! Come delve into the world of Pirate Paul and his companion Captain Cowardly Custard on a travelling adventure. Admission: £7.50, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. West Side Story. A vibrant stage production of the classic musical. Admission £15-£45, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Solid Silver 60s Show. Featuring: Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, Chris Farlowe, Chris Montez and Vanity Fare. Admission £23.50-£25.50. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. Two children become mixed up with eerie underground creatures, wizards, evil spirits and the forces of evil. Presented by the Titchfield Youth Theatre. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 2.30pm, 8pm. Birdsong. A mesmerising story of love and courage, based on the novel by Sebastian Faulks. Admission £21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

HORNDEAN: meet Blendworth Church Centre car park east of A3 (GR SU708132). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A six-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. 07885 431 894.

TOMORROW

CONCERTS

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green. 3.30pm. Tea Time Concert. By Baroque Ad Hoc.

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 7pm-10pm. 50-50 Dance. Admission £4.50.

EVENTS

BOTLEY: Market Hall, High Street (SO30 2EA). 10am-4pm. Cigarette Card/Trade Card Fair. With auction at 2pm. Local and visiting dealers. (01243) 865147.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. Magic Lantern Shows. Special magic lantern shows in the bioscope. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Market Square. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

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: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 4pm. Belly Dancing Comes to the RMA. A host of local dancers here to entertain you. rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: NBECSA, Onslow Road (PO5 2HN). 9am-3.30pm. Table Top Sale. Tables £8. Admission 20p pp. 07817 623 051, 07769 275 837.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

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.

HAYLING ISLAND: Littlewood, 163, West Lane. 11am-5pm. Woodland Garden Open. Two-and-a-half acres of bluebell and rhododendron woodland. Teas, plants stall. Admission £3.

GIGS

GOSPORT: New Inn, Melville Road. 6pm-8pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 2pm-5.30pm. The Bog Rolling Stones – annual bank holiday afternoon show and barbecue. 7.30pm-10.30pm. MAD – Up Close and Personal Acoustic Tour. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Brewhouse & Kitchen, Guildhall Walk. 1pm. Zach Blues.

PORTSMOUTH: The Old Vic, 104, St Paul’s Road. 8.30pm. Madonna tribute.

PORTSMOUTH: The Phoenix, Torrington Road. 8.30pm. Stolen.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 1.30pm. August Riots, The Rising, The Docks. Admission £6. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Parade. 6pm. The Fabulous Rachael Hawnt. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Dendera and Iron Knights. Plus special guests. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. The Five Beats. Pop/rock covers. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7pm. Music and Dance with Samraj Magic [The Indian Houdini]. Admission £6. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Through the Decades with Cantando Music. A musical extravaganza with hit songs from the 1950s right through to chart toppers of today. Admission £10.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore Walk. A brisk walk over uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

MONDAY

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

EVENTS

DENMEAD: All Saints’ Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 2pm-3pm. Denmead Church Flower Club’s 13th Annual Plant Sale. Quality plants at bargain prices. All proceeds to the flower club’s charities.

HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church Car Park, West Street. 9am-2pm. Giant Car Boot Sale. Bargains galore. Refreshments on site. Cars £6; vans £8 (gates open 7am). (023) 9248 4520, rchavant.org.uk.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. Magic Lantern Shows. Special magic lantern shows in the bioscope. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. Midday-8pm. Mayfly Festival of Arts and Music. Exhibiton of paintigns and photography with live acoustic music and poetry readings thorughout the day. Admission free..

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: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. May Fayre. The annual community fayre and celebration of life in Fratton. Attractions include: real ale tent, arena displays, bouncy castle, bands, funfair rides, etc, plus over 100 stalls. (023) 9282 7322 to book a stall or display space.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

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.

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.

GIGS

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. With One Last Breath. Admission £8. (023) 8022 5612.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 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.

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