What’s On for Wednesday August 1, 2012

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1

EVENTS

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

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 9.15am. Cycle ride to West Meon, Loomies; Selborne and Compton. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Scout Headquarters, Paignton Avenue. 10am. Coffee Morning. Coffee, cakes, bric-a-brac, books, clothing, etc. (023) 9286 2834.

PORT SOLENT: meet Playground. 11am-4pm. Port Solent Kidz Club: Magicians’ Workshop. Come and meet David the magician, who will show you how to conjure up some unbelievable tricks. (023) 9221 0606, portsolent.com for further details.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted House. 1pm-4pm. Teddy Bear Sports. A fun teddy trail in the house. (023) 9241 2265, stanstedpark.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by local artists Anahid, Terry Devaney and Pat Hoper. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road (PO12 1NS). 10am-4pm. Marine Art Paintings. New works by Gosport artist Colin M Baxter. (023) 92523463.

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

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Portraits and Landscapes: Rediscovering Richard Ubsdell ... marking the bicentenary of this local artist. A Tale of One City ... exploring the links between Charles Dickens and life in Portsmouth today. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. (12A); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by: John Madden. Starring: Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson. Admission £4.75, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

GIGS

COWPLAIN: Cowplain Social Club, 54, London Road. 9pm-11pm. Open Mic Night. Musicians, singers and guests all welcome. Admission £1. email: kevmct54@hotmail.co.uk.

EMSWORTH: Coal Exchange, 21, South Street. Open Mic Night. (01243) 375866.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Jazz Café. A mix of jazz styles and comedy cabaret from our resident band Otis B Driftwood, with a different special guest star each month. Admission: £8, concs. (01252) 745444.

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix. Featuring Andy Muscat.

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

SARISBURY GREEN: Royal British Legion, 366, Brook Lane. 8.15pm-10.30pm. The Clive New Big Band. (023) 9269 3988.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Showcase 12: Heat Seven. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.15pm, 7.30pm. Heartbreak House. By George Bernard Shaw. Starring Derek Jacobi. Admission: £15-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Written by Alan Janes and presentedby STP Musicals. Admission £12, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 6.30pm. La Boheme. Puccini’s opera live via satellite from the Salzburg Festival. (01428) 642161 for further details.

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Theatre, Fraser Road. 7.30pm. Spotlight on Cancer. A concert pereformed by local students in aid of Cancer Research. 0845 293 9350.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: meet at King George V Playing Fields car park, Northern Road. 2pm. Lakeside, North Harbour Walk. Gentle paced walk around the private grounds of IBM. New walkers to arrive 1.45pm to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

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.

OLD WINCHESTER HILL (near Meonstoke): meet layby on the A27 (GR SU645214). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A seven-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. All welcome. (01730) 269253.

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, Copnor, 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore Walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond/longer walk to Milton foreshore. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am. Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront Walk. Through the Rose Garden and Rock Garden. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 2

EVENTS

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

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

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

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Victory, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. Ship Detectives. Practice your detective skills and identify the mystery objects to learn more about Nelson’s Navy and life. (023) 9283 9766.

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

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by local artists Anahid, Terry Devaney and Pat Hoper. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road (PO12 1NS). 10am-4pm. Marine Art Paintings. New works by Gosport artist Colin M Baxter. (023) 92523463.

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

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Portraits and Landscapes: Rediscovering Richard Ubsdell ... marking the bicentenary of this local artist. A Tale of One City ... exploring the links between Charles Dickens and life in Portsmouth today. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Top Cat: The Movie 2D (U); 3pm. Directed by Alberto Mar. Featuring the voices of Jason Harris, Chris Edgerly and Bill Lobely. The Angels’ Share (15); 8pm. Directed by Ken Loach. Starring: Roger Allam, John Henshaw and William Ruane. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Eloise Keating and Luke Predeth, 7pm; Rory Kennard, 7.30pm; Pretty Young Thing, 8pm; Contagious Vibes, 8.30pm; Beth Oliver Band, 9.30pm-10.30pm; The Hourglass, 10.45pm-11.45pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

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

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Showcase 12: Heat Eight. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Heartbreak House. By George Bernard Shaw. Starring Derek Jacobi. Admission: £15-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Written by Alan Janes and presentedby STP Musicals. Admission £12, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.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.

WATERLOOVILLE: Anders Hall, off Milton Road (PO7 6AW). 7.30pm. Natter Night/Social Evening. Organised by the Horndean and District Amateur Radio Club. Visitors and new members welcome. hdarc.co.uk.