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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 15

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-5pm. The World at Fort Nelson. Discover how many countries are represented in our collection. Also Fort Nelson in WW1. Themed activities for all the family. (01329) 233734.

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 9.15am. Cycle ride to Trotton and Midhurst. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. Midday-2pm. Out To Lunch: ‘Who The Dickens?!’. Trickster Fagin or Little Nell ... which one are you? Make your own Dickensian character shadow puppet, plus poetry and story telling fun with Steve Tasane. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORT SOLENT: meet Playground. 11am-4pm. Port Solent Kidz Club: Sam Sam the Bubble Man! If you like bubbles, this is the one for you. (023) 9221 0606, portsolent.com for further details.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted House. 1pm-4pm. Portraits Come to Life. Come along and dress up like one of the portraits in the house. (023) 9241 2265, stanstedpark.co.uk.

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

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Val Carter who paints in a variety of media and genre. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

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

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

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

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

FILMS

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. Wuthering Heights. (15); 3.30pm, 8pm. Directed by Andrea Arnold. Starring: Kaya Scodelario, James Howson and Nichola Burley. Admission £5.50, concs. (01252) 745444.

GIGS

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

GOSPORT: The Vine, 64, Stoke Road (PO12 1PA) 9pm. Karaoke with Robbie. (023) 9250 4547.

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix. Featuring Letters To Daisy.

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

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

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Showcase 2012: Heat 11. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

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

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Absurd Person Singular. Comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Three Men in a Boat. Classic tale by Jerome K Jerome, presented by the Original Theatre Company. Admission: £13-£23.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

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

WALKS & TALKS

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.

WOOLBEDING COMMON: meet Older Hill car park (GR SU869260). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.25am. All welcome. (01730) 269253.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-5pm. The World at Fort Nelson. Discover how many countries are represented in our collection. Also Fort Nelson in WW1. Themed activities for all the family. (01329) 233734.

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

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

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. Midday-2pm. Out To Lunch: Least Said Soonest Mended. If you thought embroidery was just for Victorians, then think again! Try simple and funky ways to embroider phrases or design a graphic poster. Plus story telling fun with Xanthe Gresham. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Victory, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. Naval Navigation. Find out how the Master sailed the ship and make a piece of navigational equipment to help you find your way home! (023) 9283 9766.

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

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

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

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Val Carter who paints in a variety of media and genre. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

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

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

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

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

GIGS

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

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Heather-Elizabeth Bailey, 7pm; Without Reason, 7.30pm; Harriett Terrill, 8pm; Scarlett Newton, 8.30pm; Vita, 9pm; The Decaders (drums), 9.30pm-10.30pm; Vallettas, 10.45pm-11.15pm; Rory Kennard (Jack Wade) 11.15pm-11.45pm. 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. In Circles. Plus special guests: Ed Wood, Hieroglyphs, and Stray Bullets Kill. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 1.15pm, 7.30pm. Kiss Me Kate. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Sam and Bella Spewack. Director Trevor Nunn. Choreographer Stephen Mear. Admission: £15-£40. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Absurd Person Singular. Comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Three Men in a Boat. Classic tale by Jerome K Jerome, presented by the Original Theatre Company. Admission: £13-£23.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

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

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: meet at Hill Head Sailing Cluib car park, Cliff Road (PO14 3JT). 4pm. Holiday Beach Scramble. Copme and explore the seashore at this site near the Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve. Organised by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Gosport branch, families welcome.

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: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 7.30pm. Local Archival Film. Presented by speaker Bob Dawes, organised by Portsmouth Museums and Records Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: £2. (023) 9282 8068.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-late. It’s A Sin. With residents DJ Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm. Instant Soop. Admission: £8 in advance, £10 on door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

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

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10, Maurepas Way. 7.30pm. Banter Comedy Club. Featuring: Felix Dexter, plus full support. Admission £7 in advance, £9 on door. (023) 9225 6823, wegottickets.com.

DANCING

FAREHAM: 24/7 Fitness, Downend Road (PO16 8TS). 8.15pm-10.15pm. Social Dancing. Latin, ballroom and sequence dances. Admission £5. 07818 403 290, dizzyfeet.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-5pm. The World at Fort Nelson. Discover how many countries are represented in our collection. Also Fort Nelson in WW1. Themed activities for all the family. (01329) 233734.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10.30am, 11.30am. Sophia and The Snail Theatre Show. A fast and funny tale about one little girl’s journey towards overcoming here biggest fears. Admission £5 for performance and storytime. Must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy, Metamorphic Technique and Indian Head Massage. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Admission: £5-£8.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10.30am. Gallery Tour: A Tale of One City. Gain further insight into the exhibition with the museum’s specialist staff. Admission: £3, concs. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Somerstown Adventure Playground, Waterloo Street (PO5 4HS). Midday-4pm. Somerstown Mini Games. Varied races throughout the day with medals being awarded to the winners by Cllr Rob Woods. All welcome. Free entry. Barbecue, cake stall, inflatable, stocks and much more.

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

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Val Carter who paints in a variety of media and genre. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Emsworth People Through Seven Decades. A thorough and fascinating picture of Emsworth, its people, businesses and buildings in the 19th century. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

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

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

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

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

GIGS

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 8.30pm. Girls and Guitars: Carelle. Farnham-based pop country singer/songwriter. Admission £5, concs. (01252) 745444.

GOSPORT: The Vine, 64, Stoke Road (PO12 1PA) 9pm. If Six Were Nine. Hendrix tribute. (023) 9250 4547.

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club. Featuring: Lazy Lester with the Pete Harris Band. All welcome. Admission: £15. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. Joe Butt.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.30pm-11pm. Big Brother Soul/The Flicks.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Force Four. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Surrey Arms, 1-3, Surrey Street (PO1 1JT). 9pm. Eight Foot Yeti. Soft rock band. (023) 9282 7120.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Five By Five.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Money For Nothing. Dire Straits tribute. Admission: £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.

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.

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

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Soldiers. Admission £26. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Three Men in a Boat. Classic tale by Jerome K Jerome, presented by the Original Theatre Company. Admission: £13-£23.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

TITCHFIELD: Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. The Comedy of Errors. Shakespeare’s furiously paced comedy will have you laugh out loud. Admission: £11. (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.