What’s on for Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2015

Loch Fyne: Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3BF. Picture: Google Maps

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What’s on around the area this weekend

SATURDAY

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.

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.

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.

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 Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. A Hard Choice: Stories behind Portsmouth’s collections of art and design. Showcasing the diversity of Portsmouth’s collections, Rosalinda reveals the stories behind the objects and the hidden world of the curator. The exhibition will share her knowledge and joy in museum collections. Fine and decorative art will feature strongly.

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 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. Illustrated - Neal Layton. Award winning, Southsea based illustrator Neal Layton will be displaying some of his original artworks from ‘Monster’, ‘Rover’ and ‘Howler’ by acclaimed author Michael Rosen, published by Bloomsbury. Admission free, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Rock Shots: The Portsmouth Music Experience Gallery. Exhibiting 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. Admission free, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Gallipoli: Myth And Memory. An exhibition telling the Royal Navy’s misunderstood story of the bloody Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 which was a major failure and caused over 200,000 Allied casualties with many deaths coming from disease. Admission free with valid ticket.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. True Romance (18). Shy, lonely comic book boffin Clarence meets Alabama, his dream girl, during a triple bill of old Kung Fu movies at a local cinema. After a whirlwind courtship, violence erupts and the couple find themselves on the run from both police and gangsters. Tickets £8, £6.50 concessions.

STAGE

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road, PO1 3BS. 2pm & 7.30pm. Darling Buds Of May. Based on the book by H E Bates, this new 1950s rock musical follows the Larkin family. With Script written by David Burton and music by Heather Uden. Tickets £14, concessions £12, family £42. Contact (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The George and Dragon, 137 Kingston Road, PO2 7EB. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes plays music from the 1950s and 60s. Free admission.

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

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Archive 45. Live music from a punk originals band.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7.30pm. A Damsel In Distress - preview. Musical comedy following the story of George, an American composer working at the Savoy Theatre in London and Maud, the thoroughly English Lady Marshmoreton, a beautiful socialite who lives in a castle. Tickets £10-£30. Visit cft.org.uk for more information.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Theatre, Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, PO12 3PX. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Age Of Music. Musical presented by the Thorngate Pantomime and Variety Company. Contact 0845 467 6462 for more information.

TOMORROW

COMEDY

SOUTHAMPTON: Stage Door, 78 West Marlands Road, SO14 7FW. 8pm. Manford’s Comedy Club. Stand up comedy show. Tickets £12.50. Contact 02380 630300 or visit thestagedoor.org.uk for bookings and information.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 10am-5pm. BSO Rusty and Not So Rusty Musicians. A project bringing amateurs together with professional BSO musicians. Open to all ages and abilities. Admision £30 for adults, £15 for under 18s. For more information contact 01202 644707 or email lhigson@bsorchestra.co.uk

SOUTHSEA: The Bandstand, West Battery Gardens, PO5 3NT. 1-4pm. Live at the Bandstand. The Bootlegs plus support hosted by Casemates. Admission free.

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. 2-5pm. Miniature railway track. Both steam and/or electric locomotives.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Catherington Church, PO8 0TD. 6pm. Hymns and Desserts. Evening of sponsored hymns followed by desserts. Everyone welcome. Admission free, retiring collection in aid of improved church lighting. Ample parking space.

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.

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: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. A Hard Choice: Stories behind Portsmouth’s collections of art and design. Showcasing the diversity of Portsmouth’s collections, Rosalinda reveals the stories behind the objects and the hidden world of the curator. The exhibition will share her knowledge and joy in museum collections. Fine and decorative art will feature strongly.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Gallipoli: Myth And Memory. An exhibition telling the Royal Navy’s misunderstood story of the bloody Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 which was a major failure and caused over 200,000 Allied casualties with many deaths coming from disease. Admission free with valid ticket.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. 8.30pm. AlleyCats. Open mic night.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2.45pm & 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.

CHICHESTER: Westbourne House School, Coach Road, PO20 2BH. 7.30pm, Saturday matinee 2.30pm. The Music Man. Musical performed by Caos Musical Productions. Visit ticketsource.co.uk/caoschichester for tickets.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Theatre, Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, PO12 3PX. 2.30pm. Age Of Music. Musical presented by the Thorngate Pantomime and Variety Company. Contact 0845 467 6462 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Out of Focus. The Phoenix Players present a farce by Peter Gordon. Tickets £9, concessions available. Contact 08454 676462 or visit southseaboxoffice.co.uk

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: 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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team.

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