What’s on for Wednesday August 28, 2013

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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 28

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

COSHAM: The Churchillian, Portsdown Hill Road (PO6 3LS). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Martin. 07906 670 262, solentsocialising.org.uk.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.15pm-10pm. Healer Training Workshop. Admission £6 per event. (023) 9269 3169 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. 11am, midday, 2pm, 4pm. Victorian Storytelling. Interactive and spooky storytelling.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. Waves of Fun. Make an ocean in a bottle and take it home with you. Free drop-in, no ticket required. All ages welcome.

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

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Ladies in Lavender (12A); 1.45pm. Directed by: Charles Dance. Starring: Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Daniel Brühl. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, (PO12 2HE). 8pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: Brian White’s French Quarter All Stars. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring McDowell and Butler, Chris Ricketts plus Chloe Reynolds.

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

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Sick City presents ... Teenage Kicks. Admission £6. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Showcase 2013: Semi-final One. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 3pm, 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.

WALKS & TALKS

HALNAKER: meet Halnaker Crossroads. 11.30am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Two-and-a-half-mile linear walk via Boxgrove to Tangmere Aviation Museum. (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.

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.

RAKE: meet Chapel Common (second left off B2070) heading north from Rake park (GR SU813 284). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A seven-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 263367.

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 29

CONCERTS

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

DANCING

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.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3pm. Sammy Sardine’s Summer School: Marvellous Medals. Discover more about the special medals in our museum, and then create your own medal to take home. (023) 9254 5034.

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. 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2pm. We’re All Going on a Bear Hunt. Bring your teddy to the museum and join H2oh! Education for a 30-minute bear hunt with a difference. For children aged five to 11 accompanied by a parent or carer. Places limited, so advance booking is recommended. (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.

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church Hall, Mengham. 10am-4pm. Hayling Island Camera Club Photographic Exhibition.

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); 5pm. Animated adventure. (01428) 642161 for further details. The World’s End (15); 8pm. Directed by Edgar Wright. Cast includes: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan and Paddy Considine. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Luke and Sasha, 7.30pm; Lewis Bennett,8pm; The Vril, 8.30pm; Quartz, 9pm; Royal Shades, 9.30pm; The Midnight 23s, 10.15pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 10.45pm. 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. 6pm. WTFest V – Our Time Down Here (last ever show). Admission £7. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Ghouls. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. Fay Wray.

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.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Peter Shaffer’s The Private Ear and The Public Eye. Starring Jasper Britton, Steven Blakeley, Rupert Hill and Siobhan O’Kelly. Admission: £20.50-£26.50, 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 30

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7.30pm-1am. Terminal (house and techno). Special guests Oliver Lieb (Voodoo Junkie) and Stu Bryan. Admission £4 before 9pm, £6 after. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. It’s A Sin Room 2. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-2.30am. It’s A Sin. With resident DJs Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Carey Marx, Mark Olver, and Paul Myrehaug. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church, Green Road, Alverstoke. 12.30pm-1.15pm. Lunchtime Organ Recital. With Timothy Ravalde from Chichester Cathedral. Admission £4/£3.50.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6.15pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy and Indian Head Massage. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Admission: £5-£8.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 7.30pm. The Extreme Stunt Show. Family entertainment with a difference. Admission £12, concs. Tickets: 08444 771000 or www.ticketweb.co.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. 2.30pm-4.30pm. The Boat Project: The Legacy. The boat Collective Spirit – made from a multitude of donated pieces including timber from Echo and Terror – was launched in May 2012 and this exhibition describes the ideas behind the project and what is hoped for the future. (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: United Reformed Church Hall, Mengham. 10am-4pm. Hayling Island Camera Club Photographic Exhibition.

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); 5pm. Animated adventure. The World’s End (15); 8pm. Directed by Edgar Wright. Cast includes: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan and Paddy Considine. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. Quartet. (12A); 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Directed by: Dustin Hoffman. Starring: Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay and Billy Connolly. Admission £3-£4. (023) 9246 6363.

GIGS

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford (GU10 2DL). 11am-11.30pm. Weyfest Day One. Music from 5pm, featuring: The Stranglers; Nine Below Zero; Tiny Dragons; and Rodney Branigan. (01252) 795571, rurallife.plus.com/rlc or weyfest.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11.30pm. The Tiddly Kinks/Creedence Clearwater Revival Revival. Two great tribute bands! (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Clint Bradley and The Breeze. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Fabulous Dolphins.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 6pm. WTFest V – Off With Their Heads. Admission £10. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8pm. Mayfields Tempo. An eight-piece soul and funk band launching their new CD. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Absolute Zero. Rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

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

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. 8pm. Peter Shaffer’s The Private Ear and The Public Eye. Starring Jasper Britton, Steven Blakeley, Rupert Hill and Siobhan O’Kelly. Admission: £20.50-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7pm. Bugsy Malone. 1930s style comes to The Mayflower with dance routines and lots of splurge! Performed and staged by over 200 local young people. Admission: £15. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.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 £11, concs. (01329) 556156.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet third car park at Farlington Marshes, Eastern Road. 10.30am. Farlington Marshes Walk. Sturdy shoes for this walk across farmland and exposed open footpaths around the marshes. 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 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 31

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7.30pm-1am. Carry On Raving (hard core, hard dance, reverse bass). Special guests Swankie DJ and Kajsi. Admission £5 before 8pm, more after. (023) 9221 0437.

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: Stable Suite, Red Lion Hotel, East Street. Crooner Night. Three course meal, coffee and disco with DJ Pete Cross from Angel Radio FM playing popular ballads from Tony Bennett through to Michael Buble. £24.95 pp. (01329) 822640.

HAVANT: Havant Spiritualist Church, Brockhampton Lane. 10am-midday. Coffee Morning and Mini Readings.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm for 7.30pm. Varsity Pro Wrestling. A Clash of the Titans event. Admission £10-£15. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Progressive Spiritualist Church, 2, Vivash Road, Fratton (PO1 1PR). 7.30pm. Evening of Mediumship. With Jenny Docherty. Admission £3.50 members, £4 non-members.

STUBBINGTON: Bells Lane Recreation Ground. 10am-4.30pm. Stubbington Fayre and Donkey Derby. Attractions include donkey races, donkey rides, run rides train rides, over 120 mixed stalls, children’s entertainment. Organised by Fareham Lions. (023) 9278 0519, farehamlions.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 6pm. The Extreme Stunt Show. Family entertainment with a difference. Admission £12, concs. Tickets: 08444 771000 or www.ticketweb.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. The Boat Project: The Legacy. The boat Collective Spirit – made from a multitude of donated pieces including timber from Echo and Terror – was launched in May 2012 and this exhibition describes the ideas behind the project and what is hoped for the future. (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: United Reformed Church Hall, Mengham. 10am-4pm. Hayling Island Camera Club Photographic Exhibition.

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

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford (GU10 2DL). 9am-11.30pm. Weyfest Day Two. Music from midday, featuring: Echo & The Bunnymen; Toploader; Rochford; King King; The Wurzels; John Coghlan’s Quo; The Jackie Lynton Band; Eddie and the Hotrods; plus more. (01252) 795571, rurallife.plus.com/rlc or weyfest.co.uk.

NORTH MUNDHAM: Village Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Dance. Featuring: Dave Sheriff. Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, George Street. 8.30pm. Dicey Ricey.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. The Squits. Comedy band.

PORTSMOUTH: Mermaid, New Road. 9pm. Jeff Bell. Singing country/pop from the 1950s to the 1970s.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm-late. Non-stop 70s and 80s. rmatavern.co.uk.

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

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 4pm. WTFest V – Random Hand/ Bastion. Admission £8.50. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. The Soul Suspects. Ten-piece soul and blues band. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The 149 Club, Albert Road. 7.30pm doors. The Popular RPM Disco. Admission free before 8pm; after, members £2, guests £3. (023) 9282 5197.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Blackout. Rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms/Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 9pm. Beats & Swings presents ... Room One: The Stanton Warriors, Trix & Mayhem, a, Audio Corruption, and Caós Doble. Room Two: Hosted By The Random Scarves. Admission: £12. (023) 9286 3911.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. Shenanigans. (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, 8pm. Peter Shaffer’s The Private Ear and The Public Eye. Starring Jasper Britton, Steven Blakeley, Rupert Hill and Siobhan O’Kelly. Admission: £20.50-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. Bugsy Malone. 1930s style comes to The Mayflower with dance routines and lots of splurge! Performed and staged by over 200 local young people. Admission: £15. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.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 £11, concs. (01329) 556156.

WALKS & TALKS

WICKHAM: meet lay-by north of B2177, east of Wickham (GR SU592 109). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A seven-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 263367.