What’s On for Thursday July 18, 2013

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

THURSDAY, JULY 18

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. Accomplishment Day. Staff and volunteers at the museum will demonstrate their accomplishments, from knitting to quilting, from embroidery to covering screen! (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club. A different activity each week, from bingo, speakers, seated exercises, quizzes, etc with a welcoming friendly group. Admission: £2.50 each session. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. Midday. Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch – the money raised will be used to support a charity.

ROMSEY: Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane (SO51 0QA). 6.30pm-10.30pm. Wessex Heartbeat’s first ever Gardeners’ Question Time. Enjoy an early evening guided tour around Sir Harold Hillier’s Gardens followed by your chance to put questions to our special guest panellists, celebrity gardener Pippa Greenwood and Wolfgang Bopp, director of Sir Harold Hillier Gardens. Round off the evening with a two-course dinner of locally-sourced ingredients in the Pavilion Restaurant. A joint charitable event. Admission £35. Booking essential. (01794) 369318.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Harbour View. Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter returns with his new exhibition featuring new watercolours, oils and drawings inspired by the many ships and yachts visiting Portsmouth Harbour. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Lodge Arts Centre, Victoria Park, Anglesea Road. 9am-5pm. An Exhibition of Photographs. By members of Solent Camera Club. solentcameraclub.com.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Populaire (12A); 8pm. French comedy with subtitles, directed by Régis Roinsard. Starring: Romain Duris, Déborah François and Bérénice Bejo. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

FARNHAM: Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square. 8.15pm. The Blueswater. Admission £12. (01252) 793430.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Bob Fox: Just An Old War Horse Tour. Folk. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA’s Pompey Music Charity Night. Nick Courtney presents: The Twenty Threes, 7pm; Alfie Horne, 7.30pm; Jerry Williams, 8pm; The Beth Oliver Band, 8.30pm; Secret Smile, 9pm; The Explorers, 9.45pm; The Planes, 10.45pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 11.15pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Evil Scarecrow. Plus: Hanowar; and Dead Pinups. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. Soul Patch.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £15-£35, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Follies. Book by James Goldman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed and choreographed by Aidan Treays. Admission: £11.50-£23, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Ladies Day. Play by Amanda Whittington, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Starboard Arena, Victory Gate, Historic Dockyard. 6.30pm gates for 7.30pm. Henry V. Presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission £12, concs. 0844 880 5406, historicdockyard.co.uk/henryv.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Dancing Queen: The Concert. An action-packed party show featuring all the greatest hits from Abba, The Bee Gees and the biggest hits from the 70s. Admission £18.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Sleuth. A whodunwhat by Anthony Shaffer. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. Archaeology on our doorstep: why is it important? Talk with Jan Bristow, including the Staffordshire Gold Hoard, Richard III’s skeleton and local discoveries at Haslar Hospital cemetery and the Mary Rose. Admission £4. (023) 9252 3463.

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.

FRIDAY, JULY 19

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Hardcore, Hard Dance, Total Barnage. Vinyl Groover vs Technikore, Technical Difficulties, Dax Smooth/Matt EP, Millzee/Scott Bruno and Lee Coretek. Scott Attrill vs Technical plus others. £3 before 8pm, £5 after. R.O.A.R.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. Indo Silver Club. It’s A Sin Room Two. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-2.30am. It’s A Sin. With resident DJs Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Richard Morton, plus a special guests. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Methodist Church and Pastoral Centre, 19, High Street. (PO10 7AQ). 1pm-3.30pm. Emsworth Arts and Crafts Market. Come and browse the many arts and crafts made by local people. 07812 938 719.

GOSPORT: Local and Naval Studies Centre, High Street. 10.30am-11.30am. Museums for Beginners! An opportunity for the under-fives with their parents or carers to come and explore the Search for Science Room full of stuffed animals and other natural history specimens. Admission free but book in advance as places are limited. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6.15pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy and Indian Head Massage. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Admission: £5-£8.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Harbour View. Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter returns with his new exhibition featuring new watercolours, oils and drawings inspired by the many ships and yachts visiting Portsmouth Harbour. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Lodge Arts Centre, Victoria Park, Anglesea Road. 9am-5pm. An Exhibition of Photographs. By members of Solent Camera Club. solentcameraclub.com.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Summer in February (15); 8pm. Directed by Christopher Menaul. Starring: Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning and Dan Stevens. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. Les Misérables. (12A); 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Directed by: Tom Hooper. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. Admission £3-£4. (023) 9246 6363.

GIGS

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Guy Pratt: The Sideman. Celebrating 30 years as the bass player of choice for the heavyweights of rock and pop. Admission £12, concs. (01420) 472 664.

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club. Featuring: The Lawrence Jones Blue Band. All welcome. Admission £10. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.30pm. A Play Up Pompey Music Even. Featuring tribute bands: The Targets, Kings Jester and Half Light. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. Double Barrell.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Spike’s Legendary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Kent Duchaine. Authentic Delta Blues. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Irish Club, Elm Grove. 8pm. The Courtiers with Gary Roberts provide a night of Irish foot-stomping folk music. Charity gig in support of Help for Heroes. Admission £5 in advance or on door. (023) 9282 5152.

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

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £15-£35, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GOSPORT: 23, Foster Road (PO12 2JH). 7.30pm. The Taming of the Shrew. Performed by the Villagers Open Air Drama Group. Admission £7, concs. All profits to local charities. (023) 9252 6573.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Follies. Book by James Goldman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed and choreographed by Aidan Treays. Admission: £11.50-£23, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Ladies Day. Play by Amanda Whittington, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Starboard Arena, Victory Gate, Historic Dockyard. 6.30pm gates for 7.30pm. Henry V. Presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission £12, concs. 0844 880 5406, historicdockyard.co.uk/henryv.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Roy Orbison. Presented by Barry Steele and backed by his five-piece band. Admission £19, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Hall Theatre, Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 7.30pm doors for 8pm. Dial 01329 For Murder. A murder mystery by Ivor J King, presented by Lee Players. Admission £10 (inc supper). (01329) 662128.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Sleuth. A whodunwhat by Anthony Shaffer. Admission: £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

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.

SATURDAY, JULY 20

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Rotation, Classic House and Techno. Stu Bryan and Larry Dempsey, Glenn Ford and Matt Oliver, Tony Webb and others. Free entry before 8pm, £5 after. R.O.A.R.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge/Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Hipshaker vs Biff! Bang! Pow. Featuring Fay Hallam Trinity and TheFlavors. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

DANCING

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 7.30pm-11pm. 78 Club Dance. All welcome.

WICKHAM: Community Centre, Mill Lane. 8pm-11pm. Ballroom Dance. Admission: £4. (023) 9273 3393, 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: International House, Emsworth Square. 9.30am. Grand Book Sale. With all proceeds to Christian Aid. Admission free.

EMSWORTH: Palmers Road car park. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

FAREHAM: Stable Suite, Red Lion Hotel, East Street. Magic of Motown. Three course meal, coffee and disco with DJ Pete Cross from Angel Radio FM. £24.99 pp. (01329) 822640.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. LL Fairground Weekend and Mechanical Organ Gathering. Roll up! Roll up! It’s all the fun of the fair! Enjoy our traditional steam fairground and visiting attractions including fairground models, transport, living vans and historic photographs. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square. 10am-3.30pm. Portsmouth History Fair. Are you interested in local and family history? Take this opportunity to talk to local groups and organisations who will be able to give advice to help you with your own research. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 10am. Coffee Morning and Mini Market. Coffee, chat, cakes and a chance to raise funds for St Faith’s Church.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 10am. The Syrian Orthodox Church in Europe Service. The Syrian Orthodox Church in Europe Community meet for the Liturgy.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Thanks for the Memories: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Westbourne Primary School. Each class investigated a different decade in its history. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Harbour View. Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter returns with his new exhibition featuring new watercolours, oils and drawings inspired by the many ships and yachts visiting Portsmouth Harbour. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Lodge Arts Centre, Victoria Park, Anglesea Road. 10am-4pm. An Exhibition of Photographs. By members of Solent Camera Club. solentcameraclub.com.

FILMS

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. Les Misérables. (12A); 7.30pm. Directed by: Tom Hooper. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. Admission £3-£4. (023) 9246 6363.

GARDENS

BROCKENHUST: Fairweather’s Nursery, Hilltop, Beaulieu. 11am-5pm. Garden Open. Holding a specialist collection of 300 agapanthus grown in pots and display beds. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £2.50.

FAREHAM: 8, Birdwood Grove, Downend. 2pm-6pm. Garden Open. Small garden influenced by the flora of Australia and New Zealand, designed in four climate zones. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £2.50.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Rockin the Joint. Plus DJ Zodiac 59. Members £4, guests £7.

FAREHAM: The Fareham pub, Trinity Street. 9pm. The Angie Haynes Blues Band.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11.45pm. The Cash Collection. Pete Walker and the gang return for another night of Johnny Cash and June Carter classics. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, George Street. 8.30pm. Greg Winters.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. Soul Boots.

PORTSMOUTH: The Druids, Binstead Road. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Veronique Devine and the Vixens present: Rock with the Foxes. An evening of delicious music and burlesque. Admission £4 in advance, £7 on door. rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. The Full Trevor John Band. Rock out with Trevor to all the popular soft rock classics. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Paparazzi. Pop/rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

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

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm, 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £16-£40, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Follies. Book by James Goldman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed and choreographed by Aidan Treays. Admission: £11.50-£23, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 8.30pm. Live from the National Theatre: Macbeth. Starring Kenneth Branagh. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Ladies Day. Play by Amanda Whittington, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Starboard Arena, Victory Gate, Historic Dockyard. 6.30pm gates for 7.30pm. Henry V. Presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission £12, concs. 0844 880 5406, historicdockyard.co.uk/henryv.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Dance to the Beat. Presented by Dance Divas. Admission £12. (023) 9282 8282.

SPARSHOLT: Sparsholt College Library Garden, Westley Lane (SO21 2NF). 5pm gates for 7pm. Open Air Theatre: Twelfth Night. A brand new production of Shakespeare’s comic tale of shipwrecks, sea storms and mistaken identity. Admission: £14.50, concs. Please bring seating. (01962) 797292, sparsholt.ac.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Hall Theatre, Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 7.30pm doors for 8pm. Dial 01329 For Murder. A murder mystery by Ivor J King, presented by Lee Players. Admission £10 (inc supper). (01329) 662128.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Sleuth. A whodunwhat by Anthony Shaffer. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: St Colman’s Church Hall, Havant Road. 7pm for 7.30pm. Conos and Other Mini-Mesembs. Talk by Derek Tribble, organised by the Portsmouth and District Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society. Plants for sale. Refreshments. Admission £1, concs.

SOUTH HARTING: meet Village Hall car park (GR SU785193). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A seven-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.40am. (01730) 269253.

SUNDAY, JULY 21

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 4pm. Victory (RBL) Brass Band Concert. A concert given by the Victory Band in the churchyard – in aid of the work of the Music Foundation which seeks to inspire local young people and support them in developing their music skills. Admission free, retiring collection to support the work of the foundation.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening Bingo and Quiz in the Lounge.

GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen Public House, 160, Whitworth Road. 9pm. Pub Quiz.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. LL Fairground Weekend and Mechanical Organ Gathering. Roll up! Roll up! It’s all the fun of the fair! Enjoy our traditional steam fairground and visiting attractions including fairground models, transport, living vans and historic photographs. (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: Hilsea Lido, London Road. 2.30pm. Portsmouth Synchronised Swimming Club Annual Display. Admission £2, concs.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 2.30pm. Strawberry Tea and Tower Open. Enjoy a strawberry tea in the church grounds – and an opportunity to climb the church tower – for stunning and unique views of the city. Tickets cost £2, available in advance from (023) 9229 3020.

SOUTHSEA: Palmerston Road. 10am-2pm. Southsea Food Festival and Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

SWANWICK: Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Swanwick Lane (SO31 7HB). 10am-4pm. American Day. Attractions include: American cars, Harley Davidsons, Mickey Page (C&W singer), Millie (acoustic guitar), Elvis impersonator, children’s activities, museum and much more. Admission £5, concs. (01489) 576248.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Thanks for the Memories: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Westbourne Primary School. Each class investigated a different decade in its history. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Lodge Arts Centre, Victoria Park, Anglesea Road. 10am-4pm. An Exhibition of Photographs. By members of Solent Camera Club. solentcameraclub.com.

GARDENS

FAREHAM: Michaelmas, 2, Old Street, Hill Head. 2pm-5pm. Garden Open. Colourful small garden one minute from beach. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.

EASTLEIGH: 6, Braemore Close. 10m-5.30pm. Garden Open. Plant lover’s garden with coloured foliage and unusual plants. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Bandstand, West Battery Gardens (behind D-Day Museum), Clarence Esplanade. 1pm-4pm. Electro Swing. Beats & Swing present Kitten and the Hip. Supported by The Petebox, Captain Flatcap and Trix & Mayhem.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Karma To Burn. Plus: Desert Storm and Tricorn. Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. Secret Smile. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 1pm-4pm. Live Jazz. Featuring: the Milton James Hot Four. (023) 9275 5944.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 2pm. Claude Bourbon. Medieval Spanish blues. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Square Tower, Broad Street. 2.30pm-5pm. Andrew Duhon. New Orleans singer/songwriter. (023) 9238 2888.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm. Antique Antics with Eric Knowles. An afternoon of more than just where, when and how much. Admission £14. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Chilworth Village Green, Chilworth (SO16 7JJ). 7.30pm. The Taming of the Shrew. Performed by the Villagers Open Air Drama Group. Admission £7, concs. All profits to local charities. (023) 9252 6573.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Highland Road Cemetery. Midday-4pm. Information Day and Tour (2pm). Chapel opens midday with 250-plus displays. Organised by the Friends of Highland Road Cemetery. Admission £3 for tour. (023) 9266 8657.

MONDAY, JULY 22

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, 287, Milton Road. 7.30pm. Organ Recital by Fr Neil Kelley, rector of Bushey, Herts. Part of St James’ Church centenary celebrations.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. Admission £2.50. (023) 9271 0060.

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

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am-11.45am. JCPF Spiritual Healing Monday Clinic. Donation only. 7.15pm. Tarot for Beginners. With Tim Brooks. (023) 9269 3169 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10.30am-midday. New Age Kurling. Friendly competitive fun with gentle exercise. All welcome. Admission: £2.50 session. (023) 9278 0500.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: The Lodge Arts Centre, Victoria Park, Anglesea Road. 9am-5pm. An Exhibition of Photographs. By members of Solent Camera Club. solentcameraclub.com.

GARDENS

FAREHAM: Michaelmas, 2, Old Street, Hill Head. 2pm-5pm. Garden Open. Colourful small garden one minute from beach. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. The Lion and The Wolf. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £16-£40, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: Langstone Conservative Club, Emsworth Road. 10.30am. Get Your Bone Strength Back. Talk, organised by the Havant Complementary Health Group. All welcome. Admission: £3. (023) 9307 9413.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Royal Marine Association Club, The War Memorial Pavilion, Dunn Close, Henderson Road, Eastney. 7.30pm for 8pm. 1st Btn Hampshires (from the Salient to the Somme). Talk by Marc Thompson and Roger Coleman, organised by the Western Front Association, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9269 3867.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Sellers Coffee House, 1, Kent Road. 7.30pm. Spinnaker Speakers. Become a more confident speaker and better leader. 07713 358 148, spinnakerspeakers.org.