What’s On for Saturday May 4, 2013

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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

CLUBBING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 8pm-1am. Gosport Soul Club. Large dance floor (talc allowed). Admission £5 on door.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-late. Georgie Love The Force. With special guest Colin Dowe. Tech house. Fancy dress theme: Star Wars. Admission £5. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. Funkt*If*Ino Room Two. Featuring Pure Sex DJs. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 10pm. Funkt*If*Ino: Back to the 90s. With guest DJ Femi from The Young Disciples. Plus Funkt*If*I*No All-Star DJs. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. Haslemere Musical Society May Concert. Programme includes music from the operas of Rossini, Donizetti, Gounod, Verdi, Mascagni, Puccini and Wagner. (01428) 642161 for further details.

STEEP: All Saints Church, Church Road (GU32 2DE). 7pm for 7.30pm. Thomas Bowes in concert. Thomas plays unaccompanied Bach on his violin. Admission free, donations.

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.

FARNHAM: Field off B3004 next to Country Market, Kingsley. 10am-4pm. Kingsley Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally. In aid of Macmillan. (01420) 474298.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. Model Railway Exhibition. The Old Kiln Light Railway hosts a variety of layout of many different scales and periods. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

GOSPORT: Nicholson Gardens, Carlton Road (PO12 1JU). Midday-4pm. Christ Church May Fayre. Attractions include: bouncy castle, giant slide, grand raffle, stalls, refreshments. Entertainment includes the Stokes Bay Strummers. 07709 919 602.

GOSPORT: Walpole Park, South Street. 2pm-9pm. Wall’s Huge Funfair. £1.50 each on all rides, shows, inflatables. 07766 115 320.

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. stcuthbertwithstaidan.org.uk, or messychurch.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. 1920s Murder Mystery: Speak Easy When You Whisper Murder. Pick your way through the clues to discover the ‘moiderer’ in an evening of comedy, songs and ludicrous accents. Admission: £22, concs (inc a two-course meal). (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Castle Field, Clarence Esplanade. The Rural and Seaside Show. Enjoy terrier racing, heavy horse displays, vintage garden fete, tea tent, village pub, donkey rides, ferret racing, craft stalls, scuba diving taster, etc. Plus a variety of refreshments available.

SOUTHSEA: St Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road (PO5 2PL). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Southsea Flea Market. Vintage retro clothes, collectables, furniture, textiles, jewellery, crafts. Home-made cakes and refreshments. Admission free.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4.15pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Tony Edsell. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Art Trail Artists in Emsworth Museum. Featuring the work of Chris Abel and Jan Copsey. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road (PO16 7EN). 9.30am-5pm. Sail and Steam. Recent oil paintings by Richard Ashworth.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Rotary Club of Gosport Shelter Box Exhibition. See a Shelter Tent erected in the gallery and the contents of a Shelter Box on display. Rotary Club members will be on hand to explain how these essential items are used in emergency situations. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Library, Elm Grove (PO11 9EE). 9am-1pm. May Day Arts Trail Exhibition. Exhibition in the foyer of work by May Day Arts Trail participants.

HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path. 10am-4pm. Churcher’s College Art Exhibition. Featuring a selection of lower school art work. (01730) 260756.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Paperboy (15); 7pm. USA, 2013. Directed by Lee Daniels. Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and John Cusack. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Portsmouth Film Society, Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, King Street. Hotel Transylvania (U), 2pm. US, 2012. Where do monsters go on holiday? Silver Linings Playbook (15), 4pm; UK, 2012. Directed by David O. Russell. Starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.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. Dogs on leads. Admission £3. (023) 9246 3595.

GIGS

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 11am-11pm. Dumbfest: music festival in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. An eclectic mix of musicians and comedians performing on multiple stages (indoor and out) and spanning all genres of music. Admission £15 in advance, £20 on door, concs. (01420) 472 664.

FAREHAM: Fareham WMC, Mill Road. John Sessions. farehamwmc.com.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Bobby J. With a 1950s and 1960s theme.

ROGATE: Village Hall, North Street. 7pm doors for 8pm. The Garry Blackmore Band. Presented by Oakgate CMC. (01730) 892498.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, George Street. 8.30pm. Dave Barrett.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Grizzly and The Grasshoppers. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Cheese Doctors. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8pm. Vince Hilaire’s Motown Magic and Northern Soul Night. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. The Business. Rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

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

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm, 7.45pm. The Pyjama Game. Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding. Admission: £31.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 1pm, 6.30pm. Consider Yourself a Star. A show with a twist, presented by The Laura Dunkley School of Dance and Performing Arts. Admission £11, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Being Tommy Cooper. By Tom Green, featuring Damian Williams as Tommy Cooper. Admission: £18.50-£19.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Absent Friends. Alan Ayckbourn comedy presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. 9 to 5 The Musical. Music and lyrics by Dolly Partion. Written by Patrick Resnick. Admission: £20-£39.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7pm. The Silver Sword. Ian Serrailler’s classic tale of a family torn apart by war. Admission: £5.50-£6.50, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

CHIDHAM: meet Chidham car park (south of A259 between Southbourne and Chichester) (GR SU794065). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.15am. (01730) 269253.

SUNDAY, MAY 5

CONCERTS

ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. Informal Afternoon Concert on the Museum’s Clementi Piano by Anthony Noble. To include works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street. 3.30pm. A Bach Pilgrimage. Performed by Tom Bowes (violin). Admission free, retiring collection for Tower and Clock Appeal. (01329) 232688.

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, 3.30pm. Concert by vocal quintet Chapter Five. Followed by tea and cakes. Admission free, retiring collection for the music fund.

PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church, Battenburg Avenue, North End. 4pm. Concert by the Solent Male Voice Choir.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening bingo and quiz night in the lounge.

FARNHAM: Field off B3004 next to Country Market, Kingsley. 10am-4pm. Kingsley Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally. In aid of Macmillan. (01420) 474298.

GOSPORT: Walpole Park, South Street. 2pm-9pm. Wall’s Huge Funfair. £1.50 each on all rides, shows, inflatables. 07766 115 320.

HAMBLE: Memorial Hall, High Street (SO31 4JE). 10am-11.30am. Mini Me Market Hamble. Lots of good quality nearly-new and new bump to teen items for sale, perfect for families to buy a few bargains. Fundraising for Cancer Research UK. Admission £1. minimemarkets.co.uk.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. Magic Lantern Shows. In the Bioscope, Hollycombe’s early cinema, with visiting presenters. See the magical way in which the Victorians first saw projected images – through hand painted lantern slides. (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: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road, Hilsea. 2pm. Charity Auction. In aid of Hounds for Heroes. Many and varied lots up for sale. (023) 9266 2440, hilsea-lido.org.uk/blue-lagoon.

SOUTHSEA: Castle Field, Clarence Esplanade. The Rural and Seaside Show. Enjoy terrier racing, heavy horse displays, vintage garden fete, tea tent, village pub, donkey rides, ferret racing, craft stalls, scuba diving taster, etc. Plus a variety of refreshments available.

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. Art Trail Artists in Emsworth Museum. Featuring the work of Chris Abel and Jan Copsey. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.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. Dogs on leads. Admission £3. (023) 9246 3595.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: Bull’s Head, 99, Fishbourne Road, Fishbourne. 8.15pm-11pm. Milton James Duo and Friends. Traditional jazz band. (01243) 839895.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 2pm-7pm. The Bog Rolling Stones Afternoon Show. Barbecue included. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 2pm-6pm. Acoustic Afternoon with Herbie, Keith, Graham and gang. All welcome to listen or join in.

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

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Blackout. Rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Dave Hause. With special guest Jonny Two Bags. Admission £9. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 8pm. Michael Ball: Both Sides Now. Encompassing his biggest hits from both his recorded and stage career. Admission: £39. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Beyond the Barricade. Recreating original West End/Broadway musical hit songs. Admission £16.50-£18.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

PRIORS DEAN: The White Horse (aka The Pub With No Name). Macmillan White Horse Walks 2013. Circular walks in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Ten-mile walk, 9.30am; six-milewalk, 11am; two-mile walk, midday. Food and music. (01420) 588387, pubwithnoname.co.uk.

MAY DAY 6

DANCING

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

EVENTS

FARNHAM: Field off B3004 next to Country Market, Kingsley. 10am-4pm. Kingsley Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally. In aid of Macmillan. (01420) 474298.

GOSPORT: Walpole Park, South Street. 2pm-9pm. Wall’s Huge Funfair. £1.50 each on all rides, shows, inflatables. 07766 115 320.

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

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. Magic Lantern Shows. In the Bioscope, Hollycombe’s early cinema, with visiting presenters. See the magical way in which the Victorians first saw projected images – through hand painted lantern slides. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.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: 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 2990 to book a stall or display space.

SOUTHSEA: Castle Field, Clarence Esplanade. The Rural and Seaside Show. Enjoy terrier racing, heavy horse displays, vintage garden fete, tea tent, village pub, donkey rides, ferret racing, craft stalls, scuba diving taster, etc. Plus a variety of refreshments available.

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. Art Trail Artists in Emsworth Museum. Featuring the work of Chris Abel and Jan Copsey. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. Belle and the Beaus.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road (pm). Snagg and Digs. Rock covers duo. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Pyjama Game. Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding. Admission: £31.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre Bar, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. The Darling Buds of Titchfield. Poets Carrie Aaron and JPF Goodman will be presenting suitable selections from their work. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Bridge Centre, Fratton Road. 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. 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.

SOUTHSEA: meet South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. 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.

SOUTHSEA: meet South Parade Pier. 7.30pm. Eastney Seafront Walk. An evening stroll along the seafront towards Eastney, returning via Eastern Parade. 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.

TUESDAY, MAY 7

CONCERTS

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street. 1.05pm-1.50pm. Lunchtime Concert. Performed by Fareham Leisure Centre 50+ Choir. Admission free, retiring collection for Tower and Clock Appeal. (01329) 232688.

DANCING

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 9.15am-11.15am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

PORTSMOUTH: St Francis Church, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road (PO16 7EN). 9.30am-5pm. Sail and Steam. Recent oil paintings by Richard Ashworth.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Gods Port. Local artist Pete Codling will create a temporary freehand giant charcoal drawing. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Library, Elm Grove (PO11 9EE). 9am-5pm. May Day Arts Trail Exhibition. Exhibition in the foyer of work by May Day Arts Trail participants.

HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path. 10am-4pm. Churcher’s College Art Exhibition. Featuring a selection of lower school art work. (01730) 260756.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: The Portsmouth Film Society, Omega Centre, Omega Street (PO5 4LP). Untouchable (15), 8pm; France, 2012. Subtitled. Directed by Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano. Starring: François Cluzet, Omar Sy and Anne Le Ny. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Kim Richey. Country singer-songwriter. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Lounge @ The RMA Acoustic Showcase Night. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7pm. Amnesty International presents ... Tim Somerfield, Veto and The Sweetchunks Band. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russells, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... Danny Wright, 7pm; Alfie Horne, 7.30pm; Eloise Keating, 8pm; Dillon, 8.30pm; Alex Denham, 9pm; Iain Sillars, 9.30pm; Fugative Orchestra, 10pm-11pm.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Pyjama Game. Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding. Admission: £31.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. The Pitmen Painters. By Lee Hall. A humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics. Admission: £20.50-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. High Society. Starring Michael Praed, Carolyn Pickles and Teddy Kempner. Admission: £21.50-£36. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: United Reformed Church Hall, Osborn Road South (PO16 7DG). 7pm for 7.30pm start. Back to the Fuchsia. Talk by Christine Leary, organised by the Solent Fuchsia Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: meet Elmore Car Park, Marine Parade East. 10am. Learn About Lee’s Historic Waterfront. Join this walk and talk, led by Anthony Stutchbury. Route is along Lee Promenade to the old swimming pool site, returning to Elmore Car Park. (023) 9255 1706.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church, Castle Street. 7.30pm. Fifty Years with the Hovercraft. Talk by Brian Russell, organised by The Portchester Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission by donation of £1 per head.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Baffins Community Centre, Westover Road, Copnor. 10.30am. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. 07703 443 988.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore Walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime Walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. 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.

SOUTHSEA: New Benildus Hall, St John’s College, Grove Road South. 7pm for 7.30pm. St John’s College Politics Society meeting. Bishop Richard Moth, formerly Vicar-General and Chancellor of the Southwark Archdiiocese, will address the society. Refreshments available. stjohnscollege.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

DANCING

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50. (023) 9259 8456 or (01243) 430048.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 1pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £4. (023) 9273 1281.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7.45pm-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members are always welcome. (023) 0261 3409, 9271 0060.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 7.30pm-9pm. The Thorngate Singers meet weekly for a fun, informal hour and a half of singing. New members welcome. (023) 9251 0012.

LOWER SWANWICK: The Navigator, Bridge Road, (SO31 7EB). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Jo. 07881 571 282, solentsocialising.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Adventure Playground, Malins Road, Buckland. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

PORTSMOUTH: Isambard Brunel Junior School, Wymering Road, North End. 9.15am-11.15am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road (PO16 7EN). 9.30am-5pm. Sail and Steam. Recent oil paintings by Richard Ashworth.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Gods Port. Local artist Pete Codling will create a temporary freehand giant charcoal drawing. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Library, Elm Grove (PO11 9EE). 9am-5pm. May Day Arts Trail Exhibition. Exhibition in the foyer of work by May Day Arts Trail participants.

HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path. 10am-4pm. Churcher’s College Art Exhibition. Featuring a selection of lower school art work. (01730) 260756.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. The Guilt Trip (12A); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by Anne Fletcher. Starring: Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen and Julene Renee-Preciado. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Good Vibrations (15); 7pm. UK, 2013. Directed by Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D Sa. Starring: Richard Dormer and Dylan Moran. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: Chris Walker’s Old Thumper Jazz Band. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. 8pm doors for 8.30pm. Acoustix featuring Gloria Miller, Rapunzel MAP plus Winters Hill.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Naked Beats. Live poetry plus music fusion. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Obsessive Compulsive. Plus special guests: Dead Pinups and The Good Time Charlies. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 3pm, 8pm. The Pyjama Game. Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding. Admission: £31.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. The Pitmen Painters. By Lee Hall. A humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics. Admission: £20.50-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. High Society. Starring Michael Praed, Carolyn Pickles and Teddy Kempner. Admission: £21.50-£36. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Chinese State Circus. 2,000 years of tradition explode on stage with 30 Chinese artistes. Admission £18-£25, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre Bar, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. An Evening of Two One-Act Plays: Anorak of Fire by Stephen Dinsdale and Bed Among the Lentils by Alan Bennett. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

CLANFIELD: meet public car park next to Co-op car park, Drift Road. 10.24am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Six-and-a-half-mile circular walk. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

GODALMING, SURREY: meet Hambledon car park, one mile south of Godalming (GR SU969390). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A seven-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.15am. (01730) 269253.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm-9pm. Paranormal and Mediumship Talk. Ghost hunting throughout the ages from Victorian England to the modern day. We will give you an insight into the scientific and mediumship side. Admission £4, concs. (023) 9252 3463.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Old Portsmouth Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. 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.

PORTCHESTER: meet in the main Portchester Castle car park. 2pm. Portchester Castle. Suitable for beginners. New walkers to arrive 1.45pm to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church, Castle Street. 7.30pm. Fifty Years with the Hovercraft. Talk by Brian Russell, organised by The Portchester Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission by donation of £1 per head.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Bransbury Park Community Centre, Eastney Road. 10.30am. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. 07703 443 988.

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, Copnor, 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore Walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond/longer walk to Milton foreshore. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. 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.

SOUTHSEA: meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am. Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront Walk. Through the Rose Garden and Rock Garden. 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.

THURSDAY, MAY 9

COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. The Phoenix Theatre Comedy Club. Presented by Blue Murder Comedy Club. Admission £10, concs. (01420) 472 664.

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live! Featuring Jonathan Lilley (organ). Admission: £3, concs. (023) 9282 3300.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Julian Lloyd Webber in concert. Accompanied by Rebecca Ormodia (piano). Admission £20. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.35. (023) 9226 6177.

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Centre, Havant Road (PO6 1PA). 2pm-4.15pm. TPP Dance Club Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence. Admission: £3.50 (inc tea/coffee). 07989 124 089.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Paulsgrove Community Centre, Marsden Road, Paulsgrove. 1.15pm-2.45pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

SOUTHSEA: Second Chance House, Somers Bridge Road, Somers Town. 9.30am-11.30am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey, cards, jewellery, woodcraft, craft, cakes, and plants. Coffee and tea available. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road (PO16 7EN). 9.30am-5pm. Sail and Steam. Recent oil paintings by Richard Ashworth.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Gods Port. Local artist Pete Codling will create a temporary freehand giant charcoal drawing. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path. 10am-4pm. Churcher’s College Art Exhibition. Featuring a selection of lower school art work. (01730) 260756.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Larry Garner and The Norman Beaker Band. Blues. Admission £15, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Richard Walters. Singer-songwriter. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Isa Bell, 7pm; Lee Coneley, 7.30pm; David Jones, 8pm; Jerry Williams, 8.30pm; Guilded Youth, 9pm; The Bayonettes, 9.30pm; Our Colour Company, 10.15pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 10.45pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. The Groovebreakers.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Shaka Tak. The four original members produce a musically dynamic and entertaining show. Admission £17.50-£19.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. New Model Army. Plus special guests Electric River. Admission £16. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Pyjama Game. Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding. Admission: £31.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Trench. Presented by Les Enfants Terribles the production blends live music, puppetry and physical performance. Admission £12.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. The Pitmen Painters. By Lee Hall. A humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics. Admission: £20.50-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. The Railway Children. Presented by Haslemere Thespians. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Guys and Dolls. Love story set in 1950s New York. Admission: £12, concs (show only); £22.50, concs (inc a two-course meal). (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. High Society. Starring Michael Praed, Carolyn Pickles and Teddy Kempner. Admission: £21.50-£36. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre Bar, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. An Evening of Two One-Act Plays: Anorak of Fire by Stephen Dinsdale and Bed Among the Lentils by Alan Bennett. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Heavenly Hostas – Their Care and Cultivation. Talk by John Baker, organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Pop, Politics and Parties – Behind the Scenes at Eurovision. Gordon Lewis has worked at several contests and provides an insight into what really happens behind the scenes. Admission £4, concs. (023) 9252 3463.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. A Day in Iran as a Housewife. Talk by Sandra Simmonds, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. 07703 443 988.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Scott Road car park (off Military Road by The News Centre). 10.30am. Hilsea Lines Walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ with its abundance of wildlife. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Scout Hall, The Ridings, Hilsea (PO2 0UE). 7pm for 7.30pm-9pm. Tropical Gardens. Talk by Jayne McBride, organised by the Portsmouth Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1 members, £2 non-members. All welcome. PoHS.weebly.com.

SOUTHSEA: meet Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront Walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. 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.

SOUTHSEA: meet Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, King Street. 10.30am. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. 07703 443 988.