What’s On for Thursday August 23, 2012

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

EVENTS

DENMEAD: All Saints Church car park, Hambledon Road. 9am-midday. Focus4 Car Boot Sale. Bookings: (023) 9225 2507.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-5pm. The World at Fort Nelson. Discover how many countries are represented in our collection. Also Fort Nelson in WW2. Themed activities for all the family. (01329) 233734.

GOSPORT: Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road (PO12 2AS). 11am-3pm. Submarine Kids Bookfest. Come aboard for some wordy play. Meet best-selling authors, get crafty, see puppets and hear stories for extra family summer fun. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 7pm. Evening cycle ride to Bridge Tavern, Old Portsmouth. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. Midday-2pm. Out To Lunch: Xtreme Falconry. See amazing flying displays and meet the magnificent birds of prey. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Victory, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. Animal Magic. Learn all about the feathered and furry creatures that lived aboard HMS Victory and make an animal mask to take away! (023) 9283 9766.

SOUTH HARTING: Uppark House. 2pm. Free Garden Tour. (01730) 825415.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandy Veterans. A chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. Please check to confirm the veterans are in attendance on the day. (023) 9282 7261.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey. cards, jewellery, wood craft, 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 Val Carter who paints in a variety of media and genre. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-4pm. Gosport Camera Club Exhibition. Stunning images carefully selected from the best photographs by Gosport Camera Club members. Admission free. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-5.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 10am-5.30pm. John Robinson Watercolours. Paintings of variety of subject matter, but the majority are of local scenes, especially the Downs.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Portraits and Landscapes: Rediscovering Richard Ubsdell ... marking the bicentenary of this local artist. A Tale of One City ... exploring the links between Charles Dickens and life in Portsmouth today. 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

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. It’s All About The Song: Semi-final Two. Admission: £2 on door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Ade Cull, 7pm; Tim Park, 7.30pm; Sean Brophy, 8pm; Ian Rich, 8.30pm; Smiley Campbell Band, 9pm; The Vinewood Rollers (drums), 9.30pm-10pm; Willowen, 10.15pm; Matt McGowan, 11.15pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

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

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Showcase 2012: Semi-final One. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.15pm, 7.30pm. Kiss Me Kate. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Sam and Bella Spewack. Director Trevor Nunn. Choreographer Stephen Mear. Admission: £15-£40. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Surprises. A new comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Featuring a cast of over 30 and a 22-piece orchestra this musical comedy promises a summer-time treat. Admission: £11.50-£23, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. And Then There Were None. Based on Agatha Christie’s best-selling novel, presented by HIADS. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Victory Arena, Historic Dockyard. Gates 6.30pm for 7.30pm. Macbeth. Presented by the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Part of the Dockyard at Dusk season. Admission £15, concs. 0844 880 5406, historicdockyard.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 3pm, 7.45pm. Moscow State Circus.

TITCHFIELD: Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. The Comedy of Errors. Shakespeare’s furiously paced comedy will have you laugh out loud. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

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.