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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 21

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.

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-5pm. Italian Market. Visitors to the market will also be able to enjoy Fareham’s Summer Street Market.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-3pm. Pirates and Parrots Workshops. Pirates Dance (for five to seven year olds) with Kate Hewitt. Pirates Sea Shanties (for eight to 12 year olds) with Ollie Corbin. Cost £15.50 per day. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-1pm. Community BOOST Table Top and Craft Sale. Meet community organisations and craft businesses. Tables: 6ft at £6 and 4ft at £4. Refreshments available. (023) 9255 1706 or 9255 1303 to book a table, leeresidents.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. Edible Medals. Design, decorate and then eat your very own medal. Free drop-in, no ticket required. All ages welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street. 10am-midday. Midweek Coffee Morning. Hosted by the spirituality group. The proceeds will subsidise retreats, quiet days and other activities.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandie Veterans. A chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. Please telephone on the day to confirm that the veterans will be here. (023) 9282 8068.

SOUTHWICK: Golden Lion, High Street (PO17 6EB). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Howard. 07799 850 327, solentsocialising.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Belinda (paintings) and Steve Guilfoyle (photographs). Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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

PORTCHESTER: Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Exhibition of Works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original water colour paintings and fine art prints: wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, etc. flynnspaintings.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, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Park Life. Paintings and photographs based in the natural world and life in our parks and gardens. (023) 9287 0880.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Despicable Me 2 (U); 3pm. Animated comedy adventure. Renoir (12A); 8pm. French with subtitles. Directed by Gilles Bourdos. Cast includes: Michel Bouquet, Christa Theret, Vincent Rottiers, Thomas Doret, Romane Bohringer, Michèle Gleizer and Laurent Poitrenaux. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Notes on a Scandal (15); 1.45pm. Directed by: Richard Eyre. Starring: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Tom Georgeson. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring The Move Ons, The Crosstown Trio plus James Blake.

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 2013: Heat Eight. Featuring: 21 Days, City Skies, Shooting Fish, and Misgivings. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 3pm, 8pm. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. By Bertolt Brecht. Starring Henry Goodman as Arturo Ui. 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.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. A Railway Journey. Two one-act plays: Still Life by Noël Coward and The Railway Siding by Jonathon Holloway. Presented by Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society as part of the Hayling Billy 50 celebrations. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Richard III. The luckless brother drowned in a butt of malmsey wine, the two young nephews brutally murdered in the Tower, the kingdom offered for a horse – just three of the events in this gripping Shakespeare’s English tragedy, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £9, concs. (01329) 556156.

WALKS & TALKS

HAYLING ISLAND: meet Maypole Public House, Havant Road. 11am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Six-mile flat linear walk via Mill Rythe to Selsmore. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

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.

ROGATE: meet lay-by east of Rogate on A272, car park (GR SU817 238). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 269253.

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 22

CONCERTS

PORTCHESTER: St Mary’s Church, Portchester Castle. 1pm. Lunchtime Recital: Grace Yeo (piano). Admission free, retiring collection in aid of the church.

DANCING

HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Centre, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5BG) 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.

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-5pm. Italian Market. Visitors to the market will also be able to enjoy Fareham’s Summer Street Market.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3pm. Sammy Sardine’s Summer School: Boat Fest! Explore and celebrate Gosport’s maritime heritage with our first ever Boat Fest. (023) 9254 5034.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-3pm. Pirates and Parrots Workshops. Ahaaarrrrgh! Be a Pirate (for five to seven year olds) with Nikki Kidd. Sling Your Hammock (for eight to 12 year olds) with Lyn Unsworth. Cost £15.50 per day. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

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: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 11.30am-3pm. Teddy Bears’ Picnic with Punch & Judy and Magic Show. Bring your teddy for a picnic at the museum and enjoy free entertainment. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandie Veterans. A chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. Please telephone on the day to confirm that the veterans will be here. (023) 9282 8068.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Belinda (paintings) and Steve Guilfoyle (photographs). Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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

PORTCHESTER: Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Exhibition of Works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original water colour paintings and fine art prints: wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, etc. flynnspaintings.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, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Park Life. Paintings and photographs based in the natural world and life in our parks and gardens. (023) 9287 0880.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Despicable Me 2 (U); 3pm. Animated comedy adventure. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

GOSPORT: New Inn, Mayles Road. 8.30pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11pm. The Colin Blunstone Band. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Glen Malo, 7pm; Jess Terry, 7.30pm; Rumour, 8pm; We Are Farmerlee, 8.30pm; Big Love Soul, 9pm; Open Mind, 9.30pm; Old Sarum, 10.15pm; Creedence Clearwater Revival Revival, 10.45pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 11.15pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

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. RAN (Pyramid Hex). Proceeds from this gig will go to two pancreatic cancer research charities. Admission £5. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. Danny and the Dreamtones.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Lucy Rose. Plus Mt Wolf. Admission £12. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. By Bertolt Brecht. Starring Henry Goodman as Arturo Ui. 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.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7pm. Live from Glyndebourne: Billy Budd. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. A Railway Journey. Two one-act plays: Still Life by Noël Coward and The Railway Siding by Jonathon Holloway. Presented by Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society as part of the Hayling Billy 50 celebrations. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.30pm. National Youth Ballet of Great Britain Showcase. Programme includes: Toad (based on The Wind in the Willows); Small House of Uncle Thomas (from The King and I); and Impressions of Sophie (Edwardian parlour music). Admission: £17.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Richard III. The luckless brother drowned in a butt of malmsey wine, the two young nephews brutally murdered in the Tower, the kingdom offered for a horse – just three of the events in this gripping Shakespeare’s English tragedy, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £9, concs. (01329) 556156.

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, AUGUST 23

CLUBBING

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

MILTON: Milton Arms, 7pm-1.30am. Northern Lights – a night of drum and bass. Tickets £12.

CONCERTS

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church, Green Road, Alverstoke. 12.30pm-1.15pm. Lunchtime Organ Recital. With Katharine Dienes-Williams from Guildford Cathedral. Admission £4/£3.50.

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

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.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-3pm. Pirates and Parrots Workshops. Flying Parrot (for five to seven year olds) with Ruth Cargill. Pirate Ship Models (for eight to 12 year olds) with Ed Owen-Jones of ‘Dragon Armoury’. Cost £15.50 per day. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Victory Gallery, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-12.30pm. Telescope Tales. Explore the world under the sea. Under-fives (accompanied by an adult) can take part in craft, dressing up and story time. Free sessions, no ticket required.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandie Veterans. A chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. Please telephone on the day to confirm that the veterans will be here. (023) 9282 8068.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Belinda (paintings) and Steve Guilfoyle (photographs). 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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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

PORTCHESTER: Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Exhibition of Works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original water colour paintings and fine art prints: wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, etc. flynnspaintings.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, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Park Life. Paintings and photographs based in the natural world and life in our parks and gardens. (023) 9287 0880.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Monsters University 2D (U); 3pm. Animated adventure. Now You See Me (12A); 8pm. Directed by Louis Leterrier. Cast includes: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Michael Caine. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Caribbean Night. With Sweet Soul Simmi Limbo.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Matt O’Neil. Live lounge acoustic.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. The Smyths. Admission £10. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. The Five Beats. Pop covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. By Bertolt Brecht. Starring Henry Goodman as Arturo Ui. 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.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. National Youth Ballet of Great Britain Showcase. Programme includes: Toad (based on The Wind in the Willows); Small House of Uncle Thomas (from The King and I); and Impressions of Sophie (Edwardian parlour music). Admission: £17.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. A Railway Journey. Two one-act plays: Still Life by Noël Coward and The Railway Siding by Jonathon Holloway. Presented by Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society as part of the Hayling Billy 50 celebrations. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Richard III. The luckless brother drowned in a butt of malmsey wine, the two young nephews brutally murdered in the Tower, the kingdom offered for a horse – just three of the events in this gripping Shakespeare’s English tragedy, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £11, concs. (01329) 556156.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 7pm. An Evening with Lois Pryce: Alaska to Argentina by Motorcycle. An illustrated talk. Admission: £10. Dress Code, Albert Road, for tickets. 07825 872 127.

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, AUGUST 24

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. Amplified Sessions Room Two. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm. Amplified Sessions. (023) 9286 3911.

MILTON: Milton Arms, Trevor Rockliffe plays techno in The Barn. 7pm-1.30am. Tickets £5.

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls Ballroom, Bury Road. 7.30pm-11.45pm. Freestyle Jive Dance to the music of Roosters, 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

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.

HAVANT: Havant Spiritualist Church, Brockhampton Lane. 7pm. Trance Demo Evening. With Malcolm Ellis. Admission by £5 ticket only.

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: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. 11am-3pm. Knotty Problem. Learn about rope making and knot tying. All ages welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Progressive Spiritualist Church, 2, Vivash Road, Fratton (PO1 1PR). 10.30am-5pm. Church Open Day. Demonstrations of mediumship with Patricia Hall, Jenny Docherty and Adi Townsend; bric-a-brac and spiritual book sale; private readings and healing. Refreshments available. Admission free. 7.30pm. Demonstration of mediumship with Adi Townsend.

SOUTHSEA: Cumberland House Natural History Museum, Eastern Parade. 10am-5pm. Meet the Portsmouth Reptile and Amphibian Society and Their Cold-Blooded Chums.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Belinda (paintings) and Steve Guilfoyle (photographs). 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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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

PORTCHESTER: Library, West Street. 9.30am-1pm. Exhibition of Works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original water colour paintings and fine art prints: wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, etc. flynnspaintings.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, Anglesea Road. 10am-4pm. Park Life. Paintings and photographs based in the natural world and life in our parks and gardens. (023) 9287 0880.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Las Vegas Tribute Night. Featuring Craig Jefferson as Elvis, plus Paul Kaye as Roy Orbison and Tony Christie. Members £3, guests £5.

PORTSMOUTH: Druids Arms, Binsted Road. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, George Street. 8.30pm. Marine.

PORTSMOUTH: Historic Dockyard. Victorious Festival.

Main Stage: The Smiley Campbell Band, 10.30am; Van Susan, 11.20am; Creedence Clearwater Revival Revival, 12.10pm; Andy Muscat, 12.55pm; The Skalet Pimpernels, 1.45pm; Louis Barrabas and the Bedlam Six, 2.35pm; Beatles For Sale, 3.45pm; Janet Devlin, 5pm; The Milk, 6pm; Brand New Heavies, 7pm; The Feeling, 8.15pm; Level 42, 10pm-11pm.

Stage Two: The Planes, 10.30am; The Unknown Soldiers, 11.15am; The Good Time Charlies, midday; Plasticine, 12.45pm; B of the Bang, 1.30pm; Curxes, 2.15pm; Old Sarum, 3pm; Observing The Ghost, 3.50pm; Kill Kasper, 4.40pm; Kassassin Street, 5.30pm; Chapel Club, 6.30pm; Nine Black Alps, 7.30pm; Delphic, 8.30pm; Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, 9.30pm; DJ Yoda, 11pm-midnight.

Acoustic Stage: Folsom, 10.30am; Tuci, 11.05am; Eden, 11.40am; Eagle & Weeks, 12.15pm; Matt Jarvis, 12.50pm; Andy Foster, 1.25pm; Jerry Williams, 2pm; Herbie Armstrong, 2.35pm; Day of the Rabblement, 3.20pm; Monkey Butlars, 4pm; Hour Glass, 4.40pm; Matt McGowan, 5.25pm; Leigh Mary Stokes, 6pm; Fugitive Orchestra, 6.40pm; Secret Smile, 7.20pm; Remedy Sounds, 8pm; Ady Suleiman, 9pm; James Walsh (Starsailor), 10pm-11pm.

Bandstand: Ben Cummings, 10.30am; Villiers, 11.05am; Dillon, 11.40am; Natalie Earwaker, 12.15pm; Skin For A Canvas, 12.50pm; Southsea Alternative Choir, 1.25pm; Alfie Ordinary, 2pm; Alfie Horne, 2.35pm; Brendan McVeagh, 3.10pm; Scarlet Newton, 3.45pm; Ben Farrant, 4.20pm; Andy Comley, 4.55pm; Coburg’s Widow, 5.30pm; Folsom, 6.05pm; Foxer, 6.40pm; Dan Gordon, 7.20pm; Murdoc, 7.55pm; Zenthetix, 8.30pm-9pm.

Real Ale Festival Stage: White Wolf Wandering, midday; John Davison, 12.40pm; Papa Jones Moonshine Band, 1.20pm; Day of the Rabblement, 2pm; Pompey Pluckers, 2.40pm; Sophie Darling, 3.20pm; Folsom, 4pm; Lucid, 4.40pm; We Are Farmerlee, 5.20pm; The Silhouettes, 6pm; Chris Ricketts, 6.40pm; Dicey Reilly, 7.20pm; Hometown Show, 8pm; Herbie Armstrong, 8.40pm; Electric Eden, 9.20pm; Tom Moody, 10pm; Eagle & Weeks, 10.30pm-11pm.

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MILTON: Milton Arms, Zetan Spore live psytrance. 7pm-1.30am. Free entry.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Carter and Cooper Boy.

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

SOUTHSEA: Bandstand, Castle Field, Clarence Esplanade. 1pm-4pm. 1940s Tea Dance. Featuring: The Three Belles. Supported by The Pete Western Swing Band. 6pm-9pm. An Evening of Classical Music. Featuring: The Bossard Quartet. Supported by The Victory Brass Band.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. The Fivebeats. The Timeless Classics Tour. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The 149 Club, Albert Road. 7.30pm doors. Mr Vinyl, Simon Moon 50s and 60s Disco. Admission free before 8pm; after, members £2, guests £3.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Hazzard County. Southern rock . (023) 9282 1658.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. Strange Brew. (01329) 832123.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm, 7.45pm. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. By Bertolt Brecht. Starring Henry Goodman as Arturo Ui. 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, 7.30pm. National Youth Ballet of Great Britain Showcase. Programme includes: Toad (based on The Wind in the Willows); Small House of Uncle Thomas (from The King and I); and Impressions of Sophie (Edwardian parlour music). Admission: £17.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. A Railway Journey. Two one-act plays: Still Life by Noël Coward and The Railway Siding by Jonathon Holloway. Presented by Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society as part of the Hayling Billy 50 celebrations. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Richard III. The luckless brother drowned in a butt of malmsey wine, the two young nephews brutally murdered in the Tower, the kingdom offered for a horse – just three of the events in this gripping Shakespeare’s English tragedy, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £11, concs. (01329) 556156.

WALKS & TALKS

BURITON: meet Buriton Cross Roads (GR SU732 210). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A seven-and-a-half-mile walk. Meet Petersfield Town Station at 9.15am to catch the 9.27am bus to the start of the walk. (01730) 269253.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

CLUBBING

MILTON: Milton Arms. Riot City Fest. 3-11pm. Anne Savage, Scott Attroll, BK all day. Hard dance. £10 entry.

DANCING

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

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Special Summer Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.50 (includes refreshments). (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.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Charity Fun Day for Neonatal Baby Units. All day activities and evening entertainment with live band and disco. Evening bingo and quiz in the lounge.

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.

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-12.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Belinda (paintings) and Steve Guilfoyle (photographs). 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.

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, Anglesea Road. 10am-4pm. Park Life. Paintings and photographs based in the natural world and life in our parks and gardens. (023) 9287 0880.

GIGS

GOSPORT: The New Inn, Melville Road. 8.30pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Historic Dockyard. Victorious Festival.

Main Stage: The Decaders, 10.30am; Southsea Alternative Choir, 11.20am; The Silhouettes, 12.05pm; Selma and The Sound, 12.45pm; The Three Belles and The Bevin Boys, 1.25pm; The Fliks, 2.20pm; The Bog Rolling Stones, 3.50pm; Bear Cavalry, 5pm; Charlotte Church, 6pm; Reef, 7pm; Katy B, 8.15pm; Maximo Park, 10pm-11pm.

Stage Two: Stefikie, 10.20am; Columbia, 11am; The Doppler Shjift, 11.40am; Is Bliss, 12.20pm; Heir of the Dog, 1pm; The Deads, 1.40pm; History of Apple Pie, 2.40pm; Clayton Strange, 3.30pm; Kodiak Jack, 4.30pm; Blackfoot Circle, 5.30pm; Boxettes, 6.30pm; Joy Formidable, 7.30pm; Fenech-Soler, 8.30pm; The Cribs, 9.30pm; Mike Skinner (Streets) DJ, 11pm-midnight.

Acoustic Stage: Marley Blandford, 10.30am; Kayleigh Middleton, 11.05am; Alex Denham, 11.40am; The Bog Rolling Stones, 12.25pm; Lauren Halliday, 1.05pm; Slick Minded Individuals, 1.45pm; Lord Tooth & Co, 2.25pm; Aviv, 3.05pm; Chris Perrin, 3.45pm; The Visitors, 4.30pm; Floella Grace, 5.10pm; Big Love Soul, 5.55pm; Tremaine, 6.40pm; Josh Savage, 7.20pm; Sounds of the Sirens, 8pm; Seán McGowan, 8.45pm; Mark Morris, 10pm-11pm.

Bandstand: Di Elle, 10.30am; Ryan James, 11.05am; Ben Brookes, 11.40am; Olivia Greenham, 12.15pm; Iain Sillars, 12.50pm; Eloise Keating, 1.25pm; The Southsea Alternative Choir, 2pm; The Frequency, 2.35pm; Our Colour Company, 3.10pm; Nathalie Gunn, 3.45pm; Barn Society, 4.20pm; Willy Carkeet, 4.55pm; Winters Hill, 5.30pm; Caz Batton, 6.05pm; Damn Beats, 6.40pm; Tom Bertram, 7.20pm; Gilded Youth, 7.55pm; Heronshaw, 8.30pm-9pm.

Real Ale Festival Stage: Bill Gregory, midday; Ade Cull, 12.40pm; The Explorers, 1.20pm; The Frank and Dean Show, 2pm; Becky Jerams, 2.40pm; Stokes Bay Strummers, 3.20pm; The Beth Oliver Band, 4pm; The Kings Shilling, 4.40pm; The Bog Rolling Stones, 5.20pm; Willowen, 6pm; The Courtiers, 6.40pm; Spike’s Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow, 8pm-11pm.

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SOUTHSEA: Bandstand, Castle Field, Clarence Esplanade. 6pm-9.30pm. Songs in the Key of Stevie. Featuring: The Boy Wonder. Supported by Hairforce 5. The climax of the evening is a fireworks spectacular!

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

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 2pm-6pm. Acoustic Afternoon with Herbie, Keith, Graham and gang. All welcome to listen or join in.

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

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

WALKS & TALKS

BOXGROVE: meet Boxgrove Village Hall car park. 10.30am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Six-mile flat circular walk. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

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.

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY, AUGUST 26

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.

HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church Car Park, West Street. 9am-2pm. Giant Car Boot Sale. Bargains galore. Refreshments on site. Cars £6; vans £8. No need to pre-book. (023) 9248 4520, rchavant.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Belinda (paintings) and Steve Guilfoyle (photographs). 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: The Lodge Arts Centre, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Park Life. Paintings and photographs based in the natural world and life in our parks and gardens. (023) 9287 0880.

GARDENS

HAMBLEDON: Hambledon House. 2pm-4.30pm. Garden Open. Two acres partly walled plantsman’s garden for all seasons. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £2.50.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Fat Cat Soul Band.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Roadshow. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. By Bertolt Brecht. Starring Henry Goodman as Arturo Ui. 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.

TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Richard III. The luckless brother drowned in a butt of malmsey wine, the two young nephews brutally murdered in the Tower, the kingdom offered for a horse – just three of the events in this gripping Shakespeare’s English tragedy, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £9, concs. (01329) 556156.

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: Castle Field, Clarence Esplanade. 5pm. Speech on the Beach. Become a more confident speaker and better leader. 07713 358 148, spinnakerspeakers.org.

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.