What’s On for Wednesday August 22, 2012

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

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 WW2. Themed activities for all the family. (01329) 233734.

FINCHDEAN: Markwells (PO8 0AU). 11am-6pm. Hampshire Open Studios. Jean Bradley paints watercolours and acrylic works, also woodblock prints, plus fuse glass for house and garden and makes original glass beads. (023) 9241 2515.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7pm-9pm. Circus and Magic Adult Workshop. It’s not just the children who are having all the fun this summer. Come and learn how to juggle, plate spin and do street magic and escapology tricks! Admission £8. Places must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 9.15am. Cycle ride to Bishop’s Waltham, the Sustainability Centre and 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: Victorian Science Workshop. Have a go with Morse code machines, send magic messages and much more! Also Midday-2pm. Magnifying Sherlock. Your chance to turn detective and follow the trail of the ultimate sleuth Sherlock Holmes. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk for further details.

PORT SOLENT: meet Playground. 11am-4pm. Port Solent Kidz Club: Traditional Punch and Judy Show. Catch one of our puppet shows during the day. (023) 9221 0606, portsolent.com for further details.

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.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: Coal Exchange, 21, South Street. Carter and the Cooper Boy. (01243) 375866.

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-11pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: Tim Eyles’ Ragamuffins. (023) 9250 1024, gosportjazz.org.uk.

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 House of Hats.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. It’s All About The Song: Semi-final One. 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.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Richard Thompson. Admission: £22.50 advance, £24.50 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Cowboy and the Corpse. 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.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm. Absurd Person Singular (pictured). Comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £29.50. 7.45pm. Surprises. A new comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Featuring a cast of over 30 and a 22-piece orchestra this musical comedy promises a summer-time treat. Admission: £11.50-£23, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. And Then There Were None. Based on Agatha Christie’s best-selling novel, presented by HIADS. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.

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

FRENSHAM: meet Frensham Great Pond (GR SU844405). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A seven-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.15am. All welcome. (01730) 269253.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Old Portsmouth Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORT SOLENT: meet in front of the Odeon Cinema. 2pm. Port Solent Walk. Suitable for beginners but does include an area of uneven ground, sturdy shoes recommended. 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.

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.