What’s On for Thursday July 25, 2013

Tom Chambers as Bobby in Crazy For You. Picture by Richard Davenport

REVIEW: Crazy For You, at Mayflower Theatre in Southampton

0
Have your say

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

THURSDAY, JULY 25

DANCING

HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Centre, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5G) 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission: £2.50, inc tea/biscuits. (023) 9307 7596, 07950 730 274.

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

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 10am-midday. Weekly Café. The menu will include Fair Trade tea, freshly made coffee and a selection of home made cakes and bakes. No set charge but donations can be made.

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: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. 1920s Murder Mystery: Holy Murder Mysteries Batman! Can you beat the crime busters to solve the crime? A super supper, fun on a heroic scale! Admission: £22, concs (inc a two-course meal). (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, 287, Milton Road. 11am-4.30pm. Centenary Flower Festival: Celebration. Refreshments available. Part of the church’s ongoing centenary celebrations.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, 287, Milton Road. 7.30pm. St James’ Day 100th Anniversary of the Church. Centenary Mass with the Rt Rev Norman Banks, Bishop of Richborough.

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: 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.

GARDENS

WINCHESTER: Tanglefoot, Crawley. 2pm-5.30pm. Garden Open. Half-acre garden on chalk. Highlights include a raised lily pond, small wildflower area, herbaceous bed, herb wheel and kitchen garden. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.50.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11.15pm. The Andy Fraser Band with Tobi and featuring Chris Spedding. Blues/Rock. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: David Jones, 7.30pm; Jimmy Herrity, 8pm; Black Jm, 8.30pm; Zoe Sutherland, 9pm; Looten Duke, 9.30pm; Not My Generation, 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: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Here Lies A Warning: Plus special guests. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. An Evening in aid of Play Up Pompey, featuring: Reactor 1. With support from Zach Blues and compered by DJ Ray Andrews.

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. 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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. Remembering Joyce Grenfell. Trisha Lewis performs a selection of songs, poems and monologues linked with fascinating facts about Joyce. Admission £4. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: 17th Century Village, Grange Farm, Rowner (PO13 8AB). 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. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Some Like It Hotter. A musical comedy by Richard Hurford. Admission: £13-£24.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 6pm. Glyndebourne Festival’s Hippolyte et Aricie. Sung in French with subtitles. (01428) 642161 for further details.

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.

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.

FRIDAY, JULY 26

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. The Wolf Cub Club. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Jethro. Providing a workout for your laugh muscles. Admission £19.50. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £3. (023) 9242 5331.

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.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-3pm. Special Summer Weekend Market. Up to 25 local growers, producers, traders and craft & gift workers will come together to create this brand new event with music from local group Marga Riffs and Fareham’s own Spinnaker Brass.

HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). Dig It Archaeology Day. For children. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, 287, Milton Road. 11am-4.30pm. Centenary Flower Festival: Celebration. Refreshments available. Part of the church’s ongoing centenary celebrations.

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: 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. Behind the Candelabra (15); 8pm. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Scott Bakula and Eric Zuckerman. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Robi Lee Disco.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Social Club, 33-37, Fratton Road (PO1 5AB). 8pm. The Marina Reunion. Admission £5 on door.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Petty Criminals. Tom Petty tribute. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Fabulous Dolphins.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Play Up Pompey Music presents: Stray7 Bullets Kill; The Underground Pilots; Red and The Black; and Zenthetix. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Local Indie Acoustic Showcase. Admission £4. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Scarlett Park. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Voodoo Cats. Four-piece 50s rock n roll band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Showaddywaddy. Featuring all of their biggest hits. Admission £19.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Play Up Pompey Music presents: Kassassin Street; Kill Kasper; Carmen Rosa; Paddy Taylor and more. DJs til 2am. Admission £5. (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.

GOSPORT: 17th Century Village, Grange Farm, Rowner (PO13 8AB). 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. Some Like It Hotter. A musical comedy by Richard Hurford. Admission: £13-£24.50, 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.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet third car park at Farlington Marshes, Eastern Road. 10.30am. Farlington Marshes Walk. Sturdy shoes for this walk across farmland and exposed open footpaths around the marshes. 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 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 27

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Champagne Justice DJs. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, 287, Milton Road. 7.30pm. Milton Glee Club in concert. Retiring collection in aid of St James’ Church. Part of the church’s ongoing centenary celebrations.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road. 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Club-50 Disco. Golden oldies and disco classics. With Denis Kaye. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls Ballroom, Bury Road. 7.30pm-11.45pm. Freestyle Jive Dance to the music of Greggi G, plus DJ. 50s era jive music. (023) 9242 8732.

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Copnor (PO3 5XT). 8pm-11pm. Saturday Ballroom Dance. Plus some sequence dancing. BYO, no wet bar. Admission: £4. (023) 9273 3393, 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

BORDON: Sickles Lane. 10am-5pm. Steam Rally. Attractions include steam engines, tractors, craft stalls, trade stalls, a tombola, tractor rides and much more. All money raised goes towards Macmillan Cancer Support. Admission £2.50, concs.

DENMEAD: Harvest Home, Southwick Road. From 10am. Denmead Cycle Ride, 2013. Supporting Hannah’s Holiday Home Appeal. Family fun, stalls, BBQ, raffle and tombola. Entertainment from Fay Wray. (023) 9225 5086

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, 22, Catisfield Lane (PO15 5NN). 12.30pm-4pm. Solent Fuchsia Club Annual Show. All welcome. Admission £1.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-3pm. Special Summer Weekend Market. Up to 25 local growers, producers, traders and craft & gift workers will come together to create this brand new event with music from local group Marga Riffs and Fareham’s own Spinnaker Brass.

HAVANT: Havant Spiritualist Church, Brockhampton Lane. 10am-midday. Coffee Morning and Mini Readings.

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church Small Hall, Mengham. 9.30am. Coffee Morning. Organised by The Rowans Haying Island Support Group.

PORTSMOUTH: Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, Eastney. 1pm-5pm. Eastney Beam Engine House Open Day. See the magnificent Boulton and Watt Beam Engine in its original site. Admission free. (023) 9282 7261.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10.30am-4pm. Saxon Invasion. Free event packed full of things to do and see. Part of the Festival of British Archaeology. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 11am. Tattoo Convention. Portsmouth’s largest ever two-day tatoo convention. Tickets available from portsmouthtattooconvention.com. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Victorian Navy Days Weekend. Join officers and crew on board for a weekend of Victorian naval traditions. See gun drills, small arms demonstrations and Victorian messing, including sea songs, knot tying, street entertainers, plus children’s activities, storytelling and workshops.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, 287, Milton Road. 11am-4.30pm. Centenary Flower Festival: Celebration. Refreshments available. Part of the church’s ongoing centenary celebrations.

TITCHFIELD: Carron Row Farm, Segensworth Road (PO15 5DZ). 10am-4pm. Learn to Fish Day ... with the Environment Agency. All welcome to this free taster session. 07731 362 612.

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. Silver Anniversary Celebrations. Celebrating the history and growth of the museum which opened on July 29, 1988. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

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.

GARDENS

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.

WINCHESTER: 30, Compton Way. 2pm-5pm. Garden Open. Sunny hilltop quarter-acre plot. Themed borders, pond, kitchen and herb gardens. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.50.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Stevie John (guitar and vocals) plus female vocalist Bianca.

GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen Public House, 160, Whitworth Road. 8.30pm. Helen McD and The Blues Safari.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Billy car park, Elm Grove. 8.30pm. The Delicate Sound of Floyd.

NORTH MUNDHAM: Village Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Dance. Featuring: Stone Cold Country. Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. Boss Hogg.

PORTSMOUTH: The Shearer Arms, Shearer Road. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Nick Chandler Band.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Terrathorn. Admission £5. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: King Street Tavern, 70, King Street. The Shutka Champions. thekingstreettavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Belligerence. Plus: Pig Iron; Alternative Car Park; and Heinous Pianist. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The 149 Club, Albert Road. The Great Steve Taylor, vocalist. Admission free before 8pm; £2 members/£3 guests after.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Skunk Funk. Soul/funk band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Play Up Pompey Music presents: A Festival of Fakers and Funk; The Tiddly Kings; Days of Speed, plus more. DJs til l2am. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. The Vendetta Band. (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. Some Like It Hotter. A musical comedy by Richard Hurford. Admission: £13-£24.50, 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.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7pm. Aspire, Achieve, Amaze. Presented by Abstract Dance & Performing Arts. Admission £12. (023) 9282 8282.

SWANMORE: Hill Farm House, Droxford Road (SO32 2PY). 7.30pm. The Taming of the Shrew. Performed by the Villagers Open Air Drama Group. All profits to local charities. 07803 299 973.

WALKS & TALKS

CATHERINGTON: meet Catherington Down car park (GR SU695145). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 269253.

GOSPORT: meet outside former Railway public house, Spring Garden Lane. 1pm. Gosport Heritage Guided Walk ... to Ann’s Hill cycle way and back up Forton Road. Fascinating heritage, Forton prison, windmills and wooden fishermen’s cottages. (023) 9250 1024. thegosportsociety.com.

SUNDAY, JULY 28

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Christ Church, Old Market Avenue (off South Street). 2pm doors for 2.30pm-4.30pm. Music on Sundays. Featuring Margaret Watson (harp). Visitors and new members welcome. (01243) 527425, musiconsundays.co.uk.

EVENTS

COSHAM: 2, Court Lane. 2pm-4pm. Garden Fete. With various stalls and cream teas. Raising funds for Contact the Elderly.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

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

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-3pm. Special Summer Weekend Market. Up to 25 local growers, producers, traders and craft & gift workers will come together to create this brand new event with music from local group Marga Riffs and Fareham’s own Spinnaker Brass.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. Rustic Sunday. Come along and enjoy watching country crafts, listening to country musicians and soaking up the ambience of a vanished way of life at this unique event. Crafts include: pencil, paper, bread, walking stick, rope and rag rug makers, bee keepers, sheep shearer, chainsaw wood carver and blacksmith. Pole lathe and traditional wood-turners, spinning and weaving, knitting, barge painting and glass blowing. Admission £8.50, concs. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, Eastney. 1pm-5pm. Eastney Beam Engine House Open Day. See the magnificent Boulton and Watt Beam Engine in its original site. Admission free. (023) 9282 7261.

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: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10.30am-4pm. Saxon Invasion. Free event packed full of things to do and see. Part of the Festival of British Archaeology. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 11am. Tattoo Convention. Portsmouth’s largest ever two-day tatoo convention. Tickets available from portsmouthtattooconvention.com. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Victorian Navy Days Weekend. Join officers and crew on board for a weekend of Victorian naval traditions. See gun drills, small arms demonstrations and Victorian messing, including sea songs, knot tying, street entertainers, plus children’s activities, storytelling and workshops.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, 287, Milton Road. 11am-4.30pm. Centenary Flower Festival: Celebration. Refreshments available. Part of the church’s ongoing centenary celebrations.

WINCHESTER: Middlebrook Street and car park. 9am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

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. Silver Anniversary Celebrations. Celebrating the history and growth of the museum which opened on July 29, 1988. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 11am-4pm. Crafts in the Tower. An exhibition by artists and makers from the local area showcasing jewellery, ceramics, fine art, glass work, textiles, photography and wood turning. craftsinthetower.com.

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

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. Disney’s The Lion King. (U; 3pm. Directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff. Featuring the voices of: Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones and Jeremy Irons. Admission £4, concs. A Touch of Evil (12); 6pm. Directed by Orson Welles. Starring: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Orson Welles. Admission £6, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

GARDENS

WICKHAM: Meon Orchard, Kingsmead, north of Wickham. 2pm-6pm. Garden Open. One and a half acres with an exceptional range of rare, unusual and architectural plants. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.50.

WINCHESTER: 30, Compton Way. 2pm-5pm. Garden Open. Sunny hilltop quarter-acre plot. Themed borders, pond, kitchen and herb gardens. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.50.

WINCHESTER: Tanglefoot, Crawley. 2pm-5.30pm. Garden Open. Half-acre garden on chalk. Highlights include a raised lily pond, small wildflower area, herbaceous bed, herb wheel and kitchen garden. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.50.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, New Road. 2pm-late. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8pm. Tongues & Grooves Open Mic Festival Fund Raiser. An evening celebrating local voices. tongues-and-grooves.org.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. 8.30pm. Fred and James Live Juke Box Singalong. Rock guitar heaven! (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Bandstand, West Battery Gardens (behind D-Day Museum), Clarence Esplanade. 1pm-4pm. Jazz. Featuring: The Pedigree Jazz Band. Supported by The Claire Phoenix Band and The Chris Walker Swingtet.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Alley Cats Open Mic Night. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

WICKHAM: Wickham Vineyard, Botley Road (SO32 2HL). 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

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, JULY 29

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

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am-11.45am. JCPF Spiritual Healing Monday Clinic. Donation only. (023) 9269 3169.

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.

GIGS

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Room 94. Admission £7. (023) 8022 5612.

STAGE

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

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, JULY 30

DANCING

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

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

FAREHAM: Rotary Wheel House, Hill Head Beach, Salterns Lane. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hearing Dogs ‘Paws for Coffee on the Beach’. All welcome for coffee and home made cakes, plus meeting some lovely hearing dogs puppies. All proceeds to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. (01329) 668516, 07747 847 027.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3pm. Sammy Sardine’s Summer School: Beautiful Badges. Explore some of the more unusual badges that have been used to represent submarines, then create your own to take home. (023) 9254 5034.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. 11am-4.30pm. Macramé Workshop. All ages welcome. 11am, midday, 2pm, 4pm. Victorian Storytelling. Interactive and spooky storytelling.

PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Museum, Historic Dockyard. 11am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-3pm. At the Captain’s Table. Experience life at the Tudor top table with dressing up, dancing and more. £5 per child, accompanying adults free. Max three children per adult. Suitable for all ages. No unaccompanied children. Must be booked in advance, places limited. (023) 9281 2931.

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: 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

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Andrews Brothers. Playing a mix of rock, pop, jazz and soul in style. 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.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Casually Dressed. Admission £4. (023) 8022 5612.

STAGE

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

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.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club. Come and enjoy some social ballroom dancing, ideal for couples. Admission £3. (023) 9307 7368.

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) 9261 3409, 9271 0060.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: The Bun Penny, 36, Manor Way (PO13 9JH). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Nikki. 07828 151 034, solentsocialising.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Library, 27, The Square. 2.30pm-3.30pm. Meet Bookstart Bear. Stories, songs and craft aimed at two to four year olds. No ticket required, come along and join the fun. (01730) 267806.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. 11am, midday, 2pm, 4pm. Victorian Storytelling. Interactive and spooky storytelling.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. Lego Shipbuilders. Take part in this fun family workshop and have a go at building a Lego ship. Drop-in, no ticket required.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-midday. Arts and Crafts Group. Join in with what’s happening or bring your own project to do. Admission: £2.50 each 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: 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. Skyfall (12A); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by: Sam Mendes. Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Javier Bardem. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

GARDENS

WINCHESTER: 30, Compton Way. 2pm-5pm. Garden Open. Sunny hilltop quarter-acre plot. Themed borders, pond, kitchen and herb gardens. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.50.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, (PO12 2HE). 8pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: Dave Moorwood’s Rascals of Rhythm. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring Threepenny Thieves.

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

STAGE

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

FAREHAM: meet Delme Arms bus stop. 10.30am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Five-and-a-half-mile circular walk to north of Fareham. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

ODIHAM: meet Odiham Wharf (GR SU747516). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A 10-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.15am. (01730) 269253.

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.

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.