What’s On for Wednesday August 8, 2012

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8

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 Queen Elizabeth Country Park and Bishop’s Waltham. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Park and Community Centre, Station Road. Midday-4.15pm. Three Churches Summer Fete. Dance displays, children’s entertainer. Lots of fun for all ages. Admision £1, concs. (023) 9246 3595.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. Midday-2pm. Out To Lunch: Crazy M the Clown. Brilliantly silly fun from your favourite clown, but don’t say sausages! (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 2pm. Portsmouth Guildhall Guided Tour. Discover hidden rooms and treasures at this precious historical site usually restricted to the public and prered to be amazed. Admission £3. Tickets include tea at our cosy new Café Guildhall. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORT SOLENT: meet Playground. 11am-4pm. Port Solent Kidz Club: Seaside Donkey Rides. Come and meet Coco, Dobbin and Jessie who will take you for a ride. (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 Gallery, Walpole Road (PO12 1NS). 10am-4pm. Marine Art Paintings. New works by Gosport artist Colin M Baxter. (023) 92523463.

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

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

FILMS

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. The Woman in Black. (12A); 3.30pm, 8pm. Directed by James Watkins. Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, CiarHinds and Janet McTeer. Admission £5.50, concs. (01252) 745444.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: Coal Exchange, 21, South Street. The Cripes. (01243) 375866.

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-11pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: Dory’s Riverside Jazz Friends. (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 Rachel Hawker.

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

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. The Smoking Hearts. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.15pm, 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. Surprises. A new comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £23.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

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

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted House. 6.30pm. Grimm Fairy Tales. The Pantaloons Open Air Theatre, a deliciously dark and thrillingly inventive show for adults and children alike. Admission £12.50, concs. (023) 9241 2265, stanstedpark.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

LURGASHALL: meet Village Hall (GR SU936269). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-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.

PORTCHESTER: meet in the main Portchester Castle car park. 2pm. Portchester Castle. Suitable for beginners. 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.

TITCHFIELD: The Malt Room, Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Anarctica. Talk by Mrs Daniels, organised by Titchfield WI. Visitors and new members welcome.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

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: The Great Escape. Come aboard for some wordy play. Meet best-selling authors Nikalas Catlow and Tim Weston, 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 Travellers Rest, Newtown. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. Midday-2pm. Out To Lunch: Greetings from the 1800s. Use storytelling and imagery to create your own Victorian decorative greeting card with a twist! (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Victory, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. Nelson’s Medals. Discover more about Admiral Lord Nelson’s medals and badges. Complete our quick challenge to get the chance to create a meal to take 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 Gallery, Walpole Road (PO12 1NS). 10am-4pm. Marine Art Paintings. New works by Gosport artist Colin M Baxter. (023) 92523463.

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

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

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Tase, 8pm; SIR, 8.30pm; Digital Saints, 9.15pm-10.15pm; Slick Minded Individuals, 10.30pm-11.30pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

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

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Showcase 12: Heat Nine. 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. Surprises. A new comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £23.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

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

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Charles Dickens’ Barnaby Rudge. London’s burning, a tale of the Gordon Riots. Presented by Alchemy Theatre. Admission: £10-£15, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. How Can We Make Our Gardens More Wildlife Friendly. Illustrated talk by Dr Alick Jones, organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

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 10

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.

EVENTS

BOSHAM: Hamblin Hall, Bosham House, Main Road. 7pm-9pm. Reiki Sharing Circle. All welcome. (01243) 373746.

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.

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.

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

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

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

GIGS

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

LAVANT: Memorial Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Concert. Featuring Kalibre. Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. Dave Barrett.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 8pm-11pm. Iain Sillars, 8pm-8.30pm; Aviv, 9pm-11pm.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Spike’s Legendary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Surrey Arms, 1-3, Surrey Street (PO1 1JT). 9pm. Greg Winters. Solo singer. (023) 9282 7120.

PORTSMOUTH: The Cabmans Rest, Plymouth Street (PO5 4HW). The Life of Riley. Irish band.

PORTSMOUTH: The Tap, London Road, North End. The Senators.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Hi-On Maiden. Plus local band Summers. Admission: £6 advance, £7 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7pm. Show Your Teeth. Plus special guests: Charon; Offender; Bare Your Scars and Among Giants. Admission £5. 11pm. Pretty Lush DJs. Featuring Thrash Gordon and guests. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Recluse. Rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Firework Party. Special guests: The Factory Dolls and The Passion Killers. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.15pm, 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: £23.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

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

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Charles Dickens’ Barnaby Rudge. London’s burning, a tale of the Gordon Riots. Presented by Alchemy Theatre. Admission: £10-£15, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

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.