What’s On for Wednesday July 25, 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, JULY 25

EVENTS

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

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

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-midday. Arts and Crafts Group. Different things to do each week. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by local artists Anahid, Terry Devaney and Pat Hoper. 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. Le Havre. (PG); 3.30pm, 8pm. Subtitled. Directed by: Aki Kaurismaki. Starring: Andre Wilms, Kati Outinen and Jean-Pierre Darroussin. Admission £5.50, concs. (01252) 745444.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. A Dangeous Method. (12A); 1.45pm. Directed by David Cronenberg. Starring: Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender. Admission £4.75, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

GIGS

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

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix. Featuring Jack Martello.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7.30pm-12.30am. Naked Beats. Live poetry plus music fusion. All musicians and poets welcome. (023) 9221 0437.

PORTSMOUTH: Winchester Arms, 99, Winchester Road, Buckland. 8.30pm. Blue Grass and Roots Acoustic Jam. Hosted by Pappa Jones - just bring your instruments and join in!

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Showcase 12: Heat Six. 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. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. By Bertolt Brecht in a translation by George Tabori. Admission: £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Life x 3. Yasmina Reza’s comedy is presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Bedales, Church Road, Steep. 7.45pm. Petersfield Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night. In the open air. Gates open 6pm for picnics. Luxury hampers available to order. Admission: £10, concs. (01730) 711599 or One Tree Books for tickets.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2.30pm. Forces Sweethearts. The original singalong nostalgia show. Admission: £9-£10. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Juliet and her Romeo. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with a diffference. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road. 1.45pm for 2pm. Haslemere Flower Club Monthly Meeting. Demonstrator Cherie Mendis with A Load of Old Tate. Visitors and new members welcome. nafas.org.uk.

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.

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.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: meet Manor Lodge Road car park (GR SU723102). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. All welcome. (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, JULY 26

COMEDY

GOSPORT: Alverbank Hotel, Stokes Bay Road, Stokes Bay. Jokes Bay Comedy Club. Featuring: Sean Collins, Tom Wrigglesworth and John Archer. Over 18s only. Admission £12-£16 (with food). (023) 9251 0005.

EVENTS

DENMEAD: All Saints Church car park, Hambledon Road. 9am-midday. Focus4 Car Boot Sale. Bookings: (023) 9225 2507.

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

GOSPORT: Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road (PO12 2AS). 11am-3pm. Submarine Kids Bookfest: Hooray for Heroes. Come aboard for some wordy play. Meet best-selling author John Dougherty, 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 Bluebell, Emsworth. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Over 60s Friendship Club. With lots of different activities each week. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

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 local artists Anahid, Terry Devaney and Pat Hoper. 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: Glen Malo, 7pm; Stevie D, 7.30pm; Nathan Newman, 8pm-8.30pm; The Exits, 9.30pm-10.30pm; Kieran Wallace, 10.45pm; Escape From 98, 11.30m-midnight. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

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

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Evil Scarecrow. Plus special guests: Bloodworks; and Stray Bulleets Kill. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The Barley Mow, 39, Castle Road. 9pm. Spirit. (023) 9282 3492.

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. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. By Bertolt Brecht in a translation by George Tabori. Admission: £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Life x 3. Yasmina Reza’s comedy is presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Bedales, Church Road, Steep. 7.45pm. Petersfield Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night. In the open air. Gates open 6pm for picnics. Luxury hampers available to order. Admission: £10, concs. (01730) 711599 or One Tree Books for tickets.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 1pm. The Little Big Club – Live in Concert. A show for the whole family, packed with all your favourite songs! Admission: £12, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Juliet and her Romeo. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with a diffference. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

DRAYTON: Drayton Methodist Church Hall, Havant Road. 2pm. Hands On Afternoon. Organised by Cosham and District Floral Society. Refreshments available; visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9237 9868.

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, JULY 27

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: Tiger Tiger Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays. 6pm doors for 8pm-10pm (last entry 7.45pm). Jongleurs Comedy Night. Featuring: Andy White, Stuart Mitchell, Dougie Dunlop and Dave Eastgate. Admission £15. (023) 9288 2244.

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

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

HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). 10am-5pm. Festival of British Archaeology. Archaeology for children of all ages. Hands-on activities include excavating ancient artefacts, metal detecting, water divining, dressing as iron age people. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

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

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

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Progressive Spiritualist Church, Vivash Road, Fratton. 7.30pm. An Evening of Mediumship with Terry Taylor. Admission: £5.

PORTSMOUTH: Tiger Tiger Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays. Festival Night. Featuring: music from The Chase, stilt walkers, acrobatics, a 70s/80s disco, etc. Admission: £5 after 9pm, £7 after 10pm. (023) 9288 2244.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by local artists Anahid, Terry Devaney and Pat Hoper. 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

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Robi Lee Disco.

PORTSMOUTH: Brewers Arms, 170, Milton Road. 9pm. Dave Barrett. (023) 9273 6583.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home Function Room, Locksway Road, Milton. Reggae Night. Featuring Blessing Lovejones Rufaro and guest DJs.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. Tim Park and Taylor, 7pm; King Sized Robots, 7.30pm; Harriett Terrill and Lee Coneley, 8pm; Niall Kingston, 8.30pm; Ned Evett, 9pm-11pm.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. This Way Up. Rocky blues band. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Rocking Colin and The Ace Tones.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Who’s Who. Admission: £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Cabmans Rest, 1, Plymouth Street. 8.30pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 4Play. Classic rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Wedge and The Edge, Albert Road. 8pm. Swanky Sessions: Full Moon Party. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Kojak’s Revenge. Admission £9. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

ALTON: Chawton House Library. 6pm gates for 7.30pm. Twelfth Night. Shakespeare’s sparkling sexy comedy is pereformed by Heartbreak Productions on the South Lawn. Enjoy a picnic before the performance. Admission: £15, concs. (01420) 541010, chawtonhouse.org.

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Heartbreak House. By George Bernard Shaw. Starring Derek Jacobi. Admission: £15-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. By Bertolt Brecht in a translation by George Tabori. Admission: £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Life x 3. Yasmina Reza’s comedy is presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Bedales, Church Road, Steep. 7.45pm. Petersfield Shakespeare Festival: Twelfth Night. In the open air. Gates open 6pm for picnics. Luxury hampers available to order. Admission: £10, concs. (01730) 711599 or One Tree Books for tickets.

TITCHFIELD: Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Juliet and her Romeo. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet with a diffference. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut. 7.30pm. Tree Critique. Bring along trees for group discussion and critique. Organised by the Solent Bonsai Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1. (023) 9247 8094 or (01329) 310208.

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.

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.