What’s On for Thursday May 16, 2013

Hayley Garner, one half of street artist duo Nomad Clan, working on the mural at Play Dead studio in Highland Road, Southsea

Internationally renowned street artists Nomad Clan prepare for a career-spanning show in Southsea

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

THURSDAY, MAY 16

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live! Featuring Adrian Green and Noel Skinner (voice and piano). Admission: £3, concs. (023) 9282 3300.

DANCING

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

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Entertainments Hall, Locksway Road, Milton. 7.30pm-10.15pm. Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence Dance. Dancing with Elaine Hardy. All welcome. BYO refreshments. Admission £3.50. (023) 9235 5388, 07732 968 236.

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.

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.

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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Life of Pi (PG); 7pm. US, 2012. Directed by Ang Lee. Starring: Tobey Maguire, Tabu, Irrfan Khan and Suraj Shama. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: The Venue, Spur Road (PO19 8PR). 7.30pm. Chichester Country Music Club Irish Concert. Featuring: John McNichol. Admission: £10. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Ray Cooper (formerly of The Oysterband). Folk. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Jade Kelly, 7pm; Tread Steady, 7.30pm; Fugative Orchestra, 8pm; Matt Jarvis, 8.30pm; The Beth Oliver Band, 9pm; The Andy Muscat Band, 9.30pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 10pm. 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. Dave Barrett.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Pierce The Veil. Plus special guests Woe Is Me, and Hands Like Houses. Admission £12. (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.

COSHAM: St Phillip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. Party Piece. A play by Richard Harris, presented by the Highbury Players. (023) 9238 7329.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Rutherford and Son. Drama written and set in the north of England, 1912. Directed by Jonathan Miller. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7pm. NT Live: This House. It’s 1974 and the corridors of Westminster ring with the sound of infighting and backbiting as Britain’s political parties battle to change the nation. (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. 8pm. The Rocky Horror Show. A guaranteed non-stop party! Admission: £15-£33.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers. A spellbinding display of pure energy and sheer athleticism. Admission £19.50, 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

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm-9pm. Haslar Lightship ‘Mary Mouse 2’. Talk by David Taylor who has been researching the lightship’s history for several years. Admission £4, concs. (023) 9252 3463.

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.

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.

FRIDAY, MAY 17

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30pm. Perforate presents ... Jon Gurd and Ian Void (techno). Admission £5. (023) 9221 0437.

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

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 1pm, 7.30pm. Roy Chubby Brown. With his bluest show yet. Admission £19.50. (023) 9282 8282.

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

ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. Pride and Prejudice Reading Relay. As part of the national Museums at Night programme we will be undertaking a full reading of ‘Pride and Prejudice’. (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

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. 7pm-9pm (last entry 8.30pm). Close Encounters of the Museum Kind. A civilized opportunity for adults to explore the historic room sets and the natural sciences area in SEARCH Hands-on Centre, normally reserved for school parties, and to meet expert staff. Book ahead or turn up on the night. Admission £2 pre-booked, £2.50 on door. 8pm-1am. Discover Ghosts at Gosport Discovery Centre. Supernatural Tours will host a ghost hunt in the old building and you can be a part of it! The evening will include an introductory session to ghost hunting and the chance to investigate this historic building. Admission £25 pp. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: The Club Hampshire Hall, The Anchorage, Willis Road. 2pm-3.30pm. Young At Heart Unity Club. A social club for over 50s. Entertainment each week. Outside trips and visits arranged. Visitors and new members always welcome. (023) 9252 2161 for further details.

WEST MEON: West Meon Pub (GU32 1JX). Weekend Motor Cycle Rally. Silly games, bike show. Womble’s Rock Roadshow all weekend. Friday night band: Ravenous. Admission £10, pre-booked; £15 on gate. In aid of Naomi House and Jacksplace. 07864 105 287, 07973 417 342.

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.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Colvin Quarmby. Admission £13.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

GOSPORT: Barley Mow, Ann’s Hill Rd. Spirit.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Club disco.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Megson. Folk. Admission £12.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAVANT: Wheelwright Arms, 27, Emsworth Road. 9pm. Hour Glass. Rock band.

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club. Featuring: The Paul Garner Band. All welcome. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. Soulboots.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Silhouettes. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Matt O’Neil Live Lounge Acoustic. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Ian Prowse. The singer-songwriter from Pele and Amsterdam. Plus: Winters Hill. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Hazzard County. Southern rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Teen Spirit – Nirvana tribute farewell show. Plus special guests Dropzone. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 7.30pm. Not The Royal Variety Performance. Presented by The Phoenix Players. Admission £9, concs. (01420) 472 664.

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.

COSHAM: St Phillip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. Party Piece. A play by Richard Harris, presented by the Highbury Players. (023) 9238 7329.

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.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Rutherford and Son. Drama written and set in the north of England, 1912. Directed by Jonathan Miller. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 5.30pm, 8.30pm. The Rocky Horror Show. A guaranteed non-stop party! Admission: £15-£33.50. (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: £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, MAY 18

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30pm. Tribalistic presents ... Kristian and Lord Flames (psy trance and tech house). Admission £5. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 9.30pm-2am. Hipshaker. Featuring Mojo Dollar live on stage. Plus Hipshaker DJs. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Havant Comedy Club. With resident host Joe Wells and featuring Ava Vidal, Tom Toal and Gareth Morinan. Admission £9.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

CONCERTS

DENMEAD: All Saints Church, Hambledon Road. 7.30pm. Hampshire Police Male Voice Choir in concert. Admission £8.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street (PO16 0EL). 7.30pm. Havant Chamber Orchestra in concert. Programme includes works by JS Bach, Grieg, Glazunov and Dvorak. Guest conductor Robin Browning. Soloists: Catherine Nicholson (flute) and Victoria Puttock (saxophone). Admission £12, concs (in advance or on door). Pre-concert talk: Glazunov, 6.30pm. (01243) 377430.

PORTSMOUTH: St Agatha’s Church, Market Way, Landport. 7.30pm. Closer in Harmony, presented by the Portsmouth Chorus. Featuring Sarah Jerling (soloist), also the Portsmouth Chorus Junior Choir. Admission £10, concs, in advance or on door. (023) 9261 9726, theportsmouthchorus.com.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor. 7.30pm. Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia in concert. Includes well-known early music, arrangements of Romantic music and specially-written music. Admission £7 (inc drink). (023) 9282 1470. stcuthbertwithstaidan.org.uk, or messychurch.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Salvation Army Citadel, Albert Road. 7pm. Southsea Citadel Band 130th Celebration Concert. With Andrew Newell (trombone), Stephen Kane (Euphonium), Southsea Citadel Band and Singing Company. Admission free.

DANCING

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

EVENTS

ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. 10.30am for 11am-3.30pm. Writing Workshop: Fifty Miles of Good Road, character’s journeys and journeys for characters. Admission £20, concs. (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 11am-midday. Harry and the Dinosaurs Story Time Special. Suitable for under-10s accompanied by an adult. Free, no need to book, but places limited. (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT, WATERLOOVILLE and LEIGH PARK: 10am-5pm. May Day Arts Trail. Artists’ Open Studios across the area. Paintings, ceramics, textiles, photography, print making, etc. See brochures on line at maydayartstrail.co.uk, (023) 9246 9104.

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church Big Hall, Mengham. 9.30am. Plant and Cake Stall. Organised by The Rowans Haying Island Support Group.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church Hall, The Square. 7.30pm. Charity Quiz Night. In aid of the Winton House Centre. Tables of six. Prizes for the winning team. Quiz master John Leete. Admission £12 inc ploughmans. (01730) 266046.

PORTCHESTER: Methodist Church Hall, Castle Street. 10am-1.30pm. Spring Fayre. Variety of stalls, including plants, books, bric-a-brac, cake stall, toiletries, jewellery, lucky dip, etc. (023) 9232 6917.

PORTCHESTER: Wicor Primary School, Hatherley Crescent. 8am-3pm. St Mary’s Car Boot Sale. In aid of the St Mary’s Church Building Development Fund. Cars and vans, £8.

PORTSMOUTH: Lakeside, North Harbour. 10am-4pm. Dragon Boat Festival. Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Portsmouth and Southsea and Southsea Castle. Plenty to see and do, food outlets, charity marquees and picnic area. No BBQs! Car parking by £2 donation.

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.

SOUTHSEA: The Garden @ Art Space, Art Space Portsmouth, 27, Brougham Road (PO5 4PA). Plant Sale. Come and buy a selection of plants for flower bed and veg plot in our award-winning garden. Donations of plants and garden equipment gratefully received. artspace.co.uk.

WEST MEON: West Meon Pub (GU32 1JX). Weekend Motor Cycle Rally. Silly games, bike show. Womble’s Rock Roadshow all weekend. Saturday night band: Full Metal Racket. Admission £10, pre-booked; £15 on gate. In aid of Naomi House and Jacksplace. 07864 105 287, 07973 417 342.

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.

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-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

LISS: Triangle Centre. Les Miserables (12A); 3pm, 7.30pm. Directed by: Tom Hooper. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. Admission: £6 in advance, £7 on door. (01730) 301000.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Spirit of ’45 (U); 7pm. UK, 2013. Directed by Ken Loach. Documentary about the post-war Labour government battling to restore the UK’s economy. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Tribute Night with Bootleg Bowie, plus City Lights Disco.

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. House of Hats.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.30pm. The Bittertown Marys. Rock. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, George Street. 8.30pm. Lee Ray.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. Fleet Street.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Veronique Devine and The Vixens present: Rock with the Foxes (military themed). Guests include: Ms Scarlet Delights; Gloria Miller; Toy Town; and Dropzone. Admission £5 in advance, £7 on door. rmatavern.co.uk.

PURBROOK: The Woodman, London Road. 8.30pm. Stolen.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Nothing Yet (ex Running On Empty). All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. The Deads. Plus Kill Kasper; and The Pretty Visitors. Admission £3. Followed by Champagne Justice DJs till 2am. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. The Freestyle Funk Collective. Eight-piece funk soul band. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Skunk Funk. Soul/funk band. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 7.30pm. Not The Royal Variety Performance. Presented by The Phoenix Players. Admission £9, concs. (01420) 472 664.

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.

COSHAM: St Phillip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. Party Piece. A play by Richard Harris, presented by the Highbury Players. (023) 9238 7329.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. Bram Stoker’s Dracula. 7.30pm. This version is set in the 1920s and is presented by HIADS. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 11.30am, 2pm. Kids’ Club: Theseus and the Minotaur. Travel back to ancient Greece and join Theseus on his quest to rid Greece of the Minotaur. Admission: £7.50, concs. 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.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Rutherford and Son. Drama written and set in the north of England, 1912. Directed by Jonathan Miller. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 5pm, 8.30pm. The Rocky Horror Show. A guaranteed non-stop party! Admission: £15-£33.50. (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: £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

SOUTHSEA: Christadelphian Hall, Fernhurst Road. 11am-12pm. Life’s Big Questions: Why does God allow suffering? All welcome. 07758 300145.

WALKS & TALKS

FARNHAM: meet Waverley Abbey car park, one mile south east of Farnham (GR SU870455). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A nine-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.15am. (01730) 269253.

PURBROOK: meet Purbrook Church at 10am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Linear seven-mile walk to Portchester via Place Wood and Portsdown. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

SUNDAY, MAY 19

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: Rose in June, 102, Milton Road. 7pm doors for 8pm. Mirth Control Comedy Club. Featuring: Dave Thompson, Iszi Lawrence, Chris Aston and Omar Hamdi. MC Chris Norton Walker. (023) 9282 4191.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 3pm. Music in May. Presented by the Milton Glee Club Choir and the Band of the Hampshire Constabulary. A family concert featuring music from movies, your favourite band numbers and pop classics. Admission £8. (023) 9243 1198.

EVENTS

DENMEAD: All Saints Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 11am-3pm. Denmead Wedding Fair. For all your local wedding day suppliers and a huge selection of creative ideas. Bridal gown catwalk at 1pm down the aisle of the church. Refreshments available all day. Admission £1.

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

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. Polski Dzieh – Polish Day. A day with Polish dancing, displays and themed talks. Enjoy Polish food and beer, then visit our Tweedsmuir Polish Camp exhibition. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

HAVANT, WATERLOOVILLE and LEIGH PARK: 10am-5pm. May Day Arts Trail. Artists’ Open Studios across the area. Paintings, ceramics, textiles, photography, print making, etc. See brochures on line at maydayartstrail.co.uk, (023) 9246 9104.

PETERSFIELD: Community Centre, Love Lane (GU31 4BW). 10am-midday. Mini Me Market Petersfield. 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.

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: Eastney and Milton Allotments at Locksway Road, Milton. 9am-11.30am. Spring Plant Sale. Plus tea/coffee, home-made cakes, raffle, etc. eastneyandmiltonallotments.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Lakeside, North Harbour. 10am-4pm. Dragon Boat Festival. Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Portsmouth and Southsea and Southsea Castle. Plenty to see and do, food outlets, charity marquees and picnic area. No BBQs! Car parking by £2 donation.

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

WEST MEON: West Meon Pub (GU32 1JX). Weekend Motor Cycle Rally. Silly games, bike show. Womble’s Rock Roadshow all weekend. Admission £10, pre-booked; £15 on gate. In aid of Naomi House and Jacksplace. 07864 105 287, 07973 417 342.

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. 2.30pm-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.

FILMS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Playing for Keeps (12A); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by Gabriele Muccino. Starring: Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel and Noah Lomax. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Old House At Home, 104, Locksway Road (PO4 8JTR). 6pm-9pm. Mojo Dollar. Playing 60s, mod, beat and soul.

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: King Street Tavern, 70, King Street. Joel James and Friends. Indie folk. thekingstreettavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. Secret Smile. Rachael Hawnt and Ash Cutler play the Sunday party. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Fureys and Davey Arthur. Admission £20. (023) 9282 8282.

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

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 2.30pm. Authors of Southsea Guided Walk. In the footsteps of Dickens, Doyle and Kipling. Tickets £3. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

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, MAY 20

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).

PORTSMOUTH: Devonshire Avenue Baptist Church, Devonshire Avenue. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Instep Dance Club Ballroom and Latin American Practice Session. Music by Ian and PK Sounds. Admission £4. 07722 040483.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Entertainments Hall, Locksway Road, Milton. 7.30pm-10.15pm. Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence Dance. Dancing with Elaine Hardy. All welcome. BYO refreshments. Admission £3.50. (023) 9235 5388, 07732 968 236.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Medina School, Medina Road. 9.15am-11.15am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

PORTSMOUTH: Wells Smith Room, St Cuthbert’s Church Centre, Hayling Avenue. 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.

GIGS

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. 8pm-11pm. Forest Folk. Featuring: Jim Moray. All welcome. Admission: £12. (023) 9226 4288 info@forestfolk.co.uk.

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

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.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. Bram Stoker’s Dracula. 7.30pm. This version is set in the 1920s and is presented by HIADS. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.

PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 8pm. Thirteen (13). Bedales Summer Production, a grown-up story about growing up, a musical for all ages. Admission free. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: The Link (formerly Uncle Tom’s Cabin), Havant Road. 2pm-4pm. Food Safety. Talk organised by the Portsdown Branch of the U3A. All welcome. Admission: £2. (023) 9237 8785, 9237 4044.

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

HAVANT: Warblington School Drama Room, Southleigh Road. 7.30pm-9pm. The Boxgrove Man. A talk by Tony Tynan (real local history), organised by The Science Discovery Group. All welcome. Admission: £3. (01243) 373848.

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Assheton Court. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Castle View WI monthly meeting. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9238 9443.

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 21

DANCING

GOSPORT: The Club Hampshire Hall, The Anchorage, Willis Road. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Trinity Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members always welcome. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits and raffle). (023) 9255 1693.

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

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.

GOSPORT: Serenity Sanctuary, 89, Brockhurst Road (PO12 3AT). 3pm-4pm. Light (Living in Greater Health Today) Group. An informal friendly group for people experiencing CFS/ME/FM and other chronic illnesses, run by people who have experienced these challenges themselves. Admission £5. (023) 9252 1673.

HAYLING ISLAND: Littlewood, 163, West Lane. 10.30am-midday. Coffee Morning. Enjoy the woodland garden. All proceeds to the HI branch of the Conservative Association. All welcome. (023) 9246 3595.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 2pm-2.30pm. Teddy Bear Tales: Story Time for pre-school children. Snuggle down with your teddy and join staff from Portsmouth’s libraries and museums as they read stories featuring some of our favourite bears. Admission free. No need to book, just turn up. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Institute, 238, Havant Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Stubbington Ark Animal Shelter. Talk by Vanessa Eden, organised by the Over 50 Friendship Centre. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1.50 (inc tea and biscuit).

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.

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). Lore (12A), 8pm; Germany, 2012. Subtitled. Directed by Cate Shortland. Starring: Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs and Kai-Peter Malina. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, Market Square. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Write Angle Poetry and Music Open Mic Night. Featuring special guests Anna-May Laugher and Susan Utting, two prize winning poets. Tickets £4. petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Kieran Goss. Singer-songwriter. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.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. 8pm. McLars. Plus Dual Core and McKal. Admission £7.50. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russells, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... Glen Malo, 7pm; Ryan James, 7.30pm; Marley Bandford, 8pm; Nathalie Gunn, 8.30pm; The Founders Of, 9pm; The Harassments, 9.30pm; Natalie Earwaker, 10pm; The Doppler Shipft, 10.30pm-11pm.

SOUTHWICK: Golden Lion, High Street. 8.15pm-11pm. Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. (023) 9221 0437.

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. Blue Remembered Hills. By Dennis Potter. Directed by Psyche Stott. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 1.30pm, 7.30pm. Etch Dance Company and Intact Theatre. Featuring inspiring and exciting performances in a range of techniques and styles. Admission £7.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. Bram Stoker’s Dracula. 7.30pm. This version is set in the 1920s and is presented by HIADS. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.

PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 8pm. Thirteen (13). Bedales Summer Production, a grown-up story about growing up, a musical for all ages. Admission free. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8pm. An Evening with Bill Bailey. Silliness on a grand scale ... plus one amazing owl. Admission £25. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Birds of a Feather. Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph are back together! Admission: £20.50-£30. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

LISS: Triangle Centre. 7.30pm. An Adventure Through Die Cuts with Inky Fingers. Talk by Paula Watkins, organised by Liss in Stitches. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £5 for visitors. (01730) 890098.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Parish Hall, Castle Street. 7.30pm. The Fort Cumberland Guard. Talk by Paul Hyde, organised by the Portchester Civic Society. Visitors and new members welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: British Rail Social Club, Selbourne Terrace, Fratton. 7.30pm for 8pm. Eastleigh Locomotive Works. Illustrated talk by Colin Boocock. Organised by the Portsmouth Regional Group of the Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: by £2 donation. (023) 9267 1251.

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.