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

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

CONCERTS

PETERSFIELD: St Laurence’s RC Church, Station Road. 7.30pm. The Free Radicals in concert. Petersfield’s a cappella group, performing anthems by Tallis, Byrd, Bruckner, Dubra, Bach and others Admission free, retiring collect4ion for lcoal charities.

DANCING

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls Ballroom, Bury Road. 7.30pm-11.45pm. Freestyle Jive Dance to the music of Unconditionals, plus DJ. 50s era jive music. (023) 9242 8732.

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Partner not necessary. New or experienced dancers welcome, as are visitors and new members. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008.

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) 0261 3409, 9271 0060.

EVENTS

BEDHAMPTON: Golden Lion, 54, Bedhampton Road (PO9 3EY). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Paul. 07527 107 964, solentsocialising.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Brunel Middle School, Wymering Road, North End. 9.15am-11.15am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Institute, 238, Havant Road, Drayton. 9.30am-11.30am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-midday. Arts and Crafts Group. Join in with what’s happening or bring your own project to do. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 7.30pm. Mass and Reflection.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Midday. Mass and Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch – the money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent appeal. (023) 9282 2990.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library Gallery, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-6pm. Paintings and Pastels. Exhibition of works by sisters Pam Ashenden and Sylvia Massey.

FILMS

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. Skyfall (12A), 7.30pm. Directed by Sam Mendes. Starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Naomie Harris. Admission £5, concs. (01420) 472 664.

DROXFORD: Village Hall. Quartet (12A) 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Directed by Dustin Hoffman. Starring: Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins and Sheridan Smith. Admission: £5. (01489) 877631.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Hitchcock (12A); 7.30pm. Directed by Sacha Gervasi. Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mitten and Scarlett Johansson. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Gambit (12A); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by Michael Hoffman. Starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz and Alan Rickman. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. A Liar’s Autobiography (15); 7pm. UK, 2012. Directed by Jeff Simpson, Bill Jones and Ben Timlett. Starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix. Featuring Charlotte Woodman.

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 7.15pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: The Sunset Cafe Stompers. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

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. 7.30pm. Our Hollow. Plus special guests: Our Home and Seasons In Wreckage. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Benefit Gig in aid of Noah’s Fund and Ickle Pickles. Admission: £5. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party. Cast includes: Hannah Waterman, Martin Marquez, Samuel James, Katie Lightfoot and Emily Raymond. Admission: £22.50-£28.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fisher Hall, Whale Island. 7.30pm. Bouncers and Shakers. A comedy by John Godber, presented by Admiral’s Players. 07906 227 709.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 2.30ppm, 8pm. Our Town. A classic tale of American life in the early 20th century. Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Save the Last Dance for Me. Featuring the music of the early 60s. Admission: £16-£30.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Jekyll & Hyde. Presented by Southampton Musical Society. Admission £15, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

AVINGTON: meet Avington car park, west of Alresford (GR SU528320). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A nine-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.20am. (01730) 269253.

BOTLEY: meet Botley Railway Station. 10.35am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Five mile walk to Botley Village and Manor Farm. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road. 1.45pm for 2pm. Haslemere Flower Club Monthly Meeting. Demonstrator Graham King with As Mad as a March Hare. Visitors and new members welcome. nafas.org.uk.

HAVANT: United Reformed Church Hall, Elm Lane. 7.30pm. Plant That Changed The World. Talk by Ms Rosina Brandham, organised by the Havant and District Horticultural Society. All welcome. Admission £1. havanthorticulturalsociety.hampshire.org.uk.

HAVANT: Warblington School Drama Studio, Southleigh Road. 7.30pm. Nature in Close-up. An illustrated talk by Andrew Watts. Organised by the Hampshire and IoW Wildlife Trust, Havant, Hayling and Emsworth District. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50 (inc refreshments).

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.

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, MARCH 28

CONCERTS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Musical Chairs! A fund raising concert for theatre seating refurbishment. The Spring’s resident choral society present a magical musical mishmash to enable the cushioning of posteriors for posterity! Admission £4.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Centre, Havant Road (PO6 1PA). 2pm-4.15pm. TPP Dance Club Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence. Admission: £3.50 (inc tea/coffee). 07989 124 089.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Anchorage Lodge, Sywell Crescent, Anchorage Park. 9.30am-11.30am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club for the over 55s. Different activity each week with a welcoming friendly group. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: Lord Mayor’s Banqueting Room, Floor 2, The Guildhall. 10am-midday. Coffee Morning. An opportunity to meet friends old and new, have a chat, enter the raffle, rummage for bric-a-brac bargains and enjoy coffee and cake. Admission £2, with proceeds in support of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal raising funds for the Portsmouth Alzheimer’s Society and Portsmouth Cancer Care – the Whitburn Trust. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Second Chance House, Somers Road Bridge, Somerstown. 9.30am-11.30am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 7.30pm. Eucharist of the Last Supper and Vigil of Prayer.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Eucharist of the Last Supper and Vigil of Prayer.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 7.30pm. Eucharist of the Last Supper and Vigil of Prayer.

SOUTH HARTING: Uppark House and Garden (GU31 5QR). 12.30pm-4pm. Meet the House Team. Come and talk to our team and find out how they care for the house and collection. (01730) 825857.

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 Sue Harvey. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library Gallery, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-8pm. Paintings and Pastels. Exhibition of works by sisters Pam Ashenden and Sylvia Massey.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Luke Ferre. Singer/songwriter. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA: Electronica, Hardcore, Hip Hop and Rock Night. Nick Courtney presents: Tread Steady, 7pm; Iain Sillers, 7.30pm; Lewis Bolland, 8pm; Freeway Mad, 8.30pm; Seething Akira, 9.30pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 10pm. 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. What The Blood Revealed. Plus special guests: Karhide and Noyo Mathis. Admission £3(023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 8pm. Hot Betty.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Whistle Down The Wind. Musical presented by CCADS. Admission £12, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party. Cast includes: Hannah Waterman, Martin Marquez, Samuel James, Katie Lightfoot and Emily Raymond. Admission: £22.50-£28.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.15pm. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Live ballet from the Roayal Opera House. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Our Town. A classic tale of American life in the early 20th century. Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Save the Last Dance for Me. Featuring the music of the early 60s. Admission: £16-£30.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Festival Gala Concert. Featuring the best performers from the festival’s music, drama and dance sessions. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Jekyll & Hyde. Presented by Southampton Musical Society. Admission £15, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

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.

GOOD FRIDAY, MARCH 29

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9pm-2am. Jaguar Skills and His Amazing Friends ... British DJ who has gained notoriety since 2002 for his eclectic multi-genre, cut-n-paste style Djing mixes. Plus special guests. Admission £15 in advance. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. The Albert Rodeo. Panning for alternative gold from the 70s and 90s – Room two od It’s A Sin. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-late. It’s A Sin Easter Special. With special guest Dave Benson Phillips, plus resident DJs Lemon and Spikey Mark. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Paul McCaffrey, Katherine Ryan and Matt Green. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

BOTLEY: All Saints Church, High Street. 7.30pm. Reflective music for Good Friday. Music and words for Passiontide, include John Sanders Reproaches. With All Saints Chamber Choir, directed by David Burgess.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 2pm. The Liturgy of the Cross.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Midday. A Service for Good Friday. Led by the young people and children of St Mary’s. 1pm. Reflections of the Cross. 2pm. The Liturgy of the Cross.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 2pm. The Liturgy of the Cross.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-4.30pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of garden and parklands, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Sue Harvey. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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: Mary Rose Story Building, Historic Dockyard. 10am-5.30pm. Les Miserables Costumes on Display. Featuring 19 costumes and a selection of props from the film.

FILMS

EAST MEON: Village Hall. Skyfall (12A) 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Directed by Sam Mendes. Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Naomie Harris. Admission: £5. (01730) 823337.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: The Cricketers, Commonside, Westbourne (PO10 8TA). 9pm. The Alex Kirche Band. (01243) 372647.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Robi Lee Disco.

HAVANT: Wheelwright Arms, 27, Emsworth Road. 9pm. Crackling Jack Set. Rock band.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Wellington, 62, High Street. Karaoke with Rhys. (023) 9281 8956.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Double Bill: Being Buffalo/ Guilded Youth. Folk, indie, pop. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Registry, St Michael’s Road. 8.30pm. Kins; and Dark Horse.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Rocking Colin. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Alive and Kicking plus The Undercover Police. Tributes. Admission: £9 advance, £10 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. The Fliks. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. The Sly Hardy Band. Blues covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

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

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Whistle Down The Wind. Musical presented by CCADS. Admission £12, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party. Cast includes: Hannah Waterman, Martin Marquez, Samuel James, Katie Lightfoot and Emily Raymond. Admission: £22.50-£28.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Our Town. A classic tale of American life in the early 20th century. Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Save the Last Dance for Me. Featuring the music of the early 60s. Admission: £16-£30.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Jekyll & Hyde. Presented by Southampton Musical Society. Admission £15, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

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, MARCH 30

CLUBBING

GOSPORT: RNA, Fareham Road. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Soul and Motown Night. Admission £1 on door.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Back to the 90s. Merl, Andy Castle, Jeff Cannons, Larry Dempsey, Stu Ryan. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.

DANCING

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: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 1pm-4pm. Catisfield Horticultural Society Spring Show. Many different classes in sections such as: flowers, vegetables, fruit, floral art, children’s, craft & home produce, plus the ‘top tray’ & ‘top vase’ classes. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 10am-3pm. Health, Fitness and Wellbeing. Fitness clubs, weight management experts and health professionals will be on hand with free help and advice. Plus a full programme of demonstrations by the students of local activity groups .

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. Steam Toy Rally. Hundreds of working miniature seam engines on show. Demonstrate your working model. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church Small Hall, Mengham. 9.30am. Coffee Morning. Organised by The Rowans Haying Island Support Group.

PETERSFIELD: Festival Hall, Heath Road. 9.30am-3pm. Giant Easter Charity Market. Over 70 stalls from bric-a-brac and collectables to books, cakes, toys and jewellery. In aid of the Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal. Refreshments in the Rose Room and raffle for the Rocky Appeal. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 8.30pm. The Vigil and First Mass of Easter.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 8.30pm. The Vigil and First Mass of Easter.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 8.30pm. The Vigil and First Mass of Easter.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-4.30pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of garden and parklands, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Sue Harvey. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Secrets of the Solent. Film, photographs, artefacts and paintings by Sarah Morrish. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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: Mary Rose Story Building, Historic Dockyard. 10am-5.30pm. Les Miserables Costumes on Display. Featuring 19 costumes and a selection of props from the film.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library Gallery, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-5pm. Paintings and Pastels. Exhibition of works by sisters Pam Ashenden and Sylvia Massey.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Les Miserables (12A); 5.30pm. US, 2012. Directed by Tom Hooper. Starring: Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: The Cricketers, Commonside, Westbourne (PO10 8TA). 9pm. The Alex Kirche Band. (01243) 372647.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Badness Tribute Night. Members £6, guests £8.

GOSPORT: RMA Club, 66, Fareham Road. 7.30pm-late. Mike Presswell Disco. Playing Northern Soul. Admission £2.

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7.30pm. Acoustic Strawbs. Support from Baby Face Nelson and The Contra Band. Organised by Grayshott Folk Club. New members welcome. Admission £12. (01428) 607096, grayshottfolkclub.co.uk, grayshott.com/folk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fort Cumberland Arms, 125 Eastney Road. 7pm. Arrows Karaoke.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8.30pm. DJ Soul Boots. Playing music to suit everyone!

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. Midday-midnight. The Big Charity Weekend. Featuring: Chumbak Chumbak, midday; Skin for a Canvas, 12.30pm; Dillon, 1pm; The Beth Oliver Band, 1.30pm; The Explorers, 2.10pm; Alfie Horne, 2.50pm; Toy Town, 3.20pm; Sound of the Sirens, 4pm; Creedence Clearwater Revival Revival, 4.40pm; Fugative Orchestra, 5.20pm; Foxer, 6pm; Stefikie, 6.40pm; Eden, 7.20pm; The Smiley Campbell Band, 8pm; The Redoubtables, 8.40pm; The Plans, 9.20pm; Heir of the Dog, 10pm; Kill Kasper, 10.40pm; We Are Farmerlee, 11.20pm-midnight. In aid of Breast Cancer Care. Thursdaymusic.co.uk, rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The RNOB Club, New Road, Copnor. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Rufus Stone. Admission: £9 advance, £10 door. (023) 8055 5366.

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

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Champagne Justice DJs. (023) 9286 3911.

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

SOUTHSEA: The Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Blackfoot Circle. Plus special guests: Casino, Sam McCarthy and Andy Muscat. Admission: £8. (023) 9286 3911.

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

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Whistle Down The Wind. Musical presented by CCADS. Admission £12, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party. Cast includes: Hannah Waterman, Martin Marquez, Samuel James, Katie Lightfoot and Emily Raymond. Admission: £22.50-£28.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Our Town. A classic tale of American life in the early 20th century. Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Save the Last Dance for Me. Featuring the music of the early 60s. Admission: £16-£30.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Jekyll & Hyde. Presented by Southampton Musical Society. Admission £15, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

EASTER SUNDAY, Mar 31

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7pm. The Ken Dodd Happiness Show. Variety show for all the family. Admission £21. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8.30pm. The Squits. Adult comedy. Over 18s only. Not for the faint hearted.

DANCING

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

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening bingo and quiz night in the lounge.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. Easter Chick Hunt. Plus a decorated egg and Easter bonnet competition. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen, 160, Whitworth Road (PO12 3NW). 3pm-late. Charity Scalextric Afternoon. (023) 9258 0626.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. Easter Chick Hunt. Today and tomorrow, we expect Hollycombe to see several Easter bunnies on site. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 9.30am. Special Service for Easter Sunday.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 8am, Book of Common Prayer Communion Service. 10am, Special Service for Easter Sunday. 4pm, Choral Evensong and Benediction. The choir of St Mary’s sing a traditional service of evensong.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 9.30am. Special Service for Easter Sunday.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-4.30pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of garden and parklands, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.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. 1pm-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Sue Harvey. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Secrets of the Solent. Film, photographs, artefacts and paintings by Sarah Morrish. (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: Mary Rose Story Building, Historic Dockyard. 10am-5.30pm. Les Miserables Costumes on Display. Featuring 19 costumes and a selection of props from the film.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Masonic Hall, Clarence Road. Midday-4.30pm. A Feast of Easter Folk Afternoon Session. Featuring Shep Woolley, Sarah Morgan, Jeff Gillett, ’Amshire, Jimmy Lee, Pompey Pluckers, Jo and Graham, and Dicey Riley. Admission £7. 6pm-10pm. A Feast of Easter Folk Evening Session. Featuring Reet Petite & Gone, George Wilson, Sweet Believers, Pete Quin, Walker Broad, and Tom Lewis. Admission £7. (023) 9271 3627, (01329) 512106.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. Midday-midnight. The Big Charity Weekend. Featuring: Chumbak Chumbak, midday; Camino de la Catrina, 12.30pm; Lip Service, 1pm; Without Reason, 1.30pm; The Folsom, 2pm; The Hazy Eyed Smiles, 2.40pm; Barn Society, 3.20pm; Jay Groovara, 4pm; Silhouettes, 4.40pm; Old Sarum, 5.20pm; The Monroe, 6pm; Bridges, 6.40pm; Coburgs Widow, 7.20pm; Slick Minded Individuals, 8pm; Skaraman, 8.40pm; The Monkey Butlars, 9.20pm; The Decaders, 10pm; Belle and the Beaus, 11pm-midnight. In aid of Breast Cancer Care. Thursdaymusic.co.uk, rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. Midday-11pm. Springtime Hometown Hoedown: Edge Session. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. The Sensational Debbie C. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Lawrence Arms, Lawrence Road. 7pm. Arrows Karaoke.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Alley Cats Open Mic Night. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7pm-11pm. Springtime Hometown Hoedown: Wedge Session. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road. 7pm for 7.30pm. Risen! West End-style musical about Jesus’ resurrection. Tickets available from (01329) 661154, 07899 871 445, mustardseedsongs.org.uk, or on door.

WALKS & TALKS

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.