What’s On for Wednesday March 6, 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, MARCH 6

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30. Pete Firman: Hoodwinker. With a blend of comedy and magic. Admission £15, concs. (01329) 223100.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. An Evening with Sandi Toksvig ... comedian, novelist, actor, broadcaster, international treasure and recently appointed Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth comes to the New Theatre Royal once again for a witty evening of stand up. Admission £18. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.

DANCING

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

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

GOSPORT: Search, 50, Clarence Road. 4pm-6pm (last entry 5.30pm). Story Explorers. Celebrate World Book Day by popping in after school to explore the museum’s collections. (023) 9252 3463.

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: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.30pm. Mediumship and Healing Demonstration. Admission £5. (023) 9269 3169.

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: Scout Headquarters, Paignton Avenue, Baffins. 10am. Coffee Morning. Coffee, bric-a-brac, books, clothing , etc. Organised by the 54th Portsmouth Scout Group.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Hub, Dennis Sciama Building, Univeristy of Portsmouth, Burnaby Road (PO1 3FX). 7pm. Curry Evening. With Martyn Dicker from the Fairtrade Foundation. Tickets £5. (023) 9225 0267, portsmouthfairtrade.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Florence Arms, 18, Florence Road (PO5 2NE). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Ed. 07801 278 602, solentsocialising.org.uk.

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. 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

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Les Misérables (12A); 7.30pm. Directed by Tom Hooper. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. People Like Us (12A); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by Alex Kurtzman. Starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks and Michelle Pfeiffer. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Winton House, 18, High Street. 7.30pm. PlanEAT. A Geen Cinema film. Admission £2/£4 (inc glass of wine/soft drink), available from The Bran Tub, One Tree Books, or on the door.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. What Richard Did (15); 7pm. Ireland, 2012. Directed by Jack Reynor. Starring Sam Keeley, Roisin Murphy and Lenny Abrahamson. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix. Featuring Andy Comley.

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

SARISBURY GREEN: Royal British Legion, 366, Brook Lane. 8pm-10.30pm. The Clive New Big Band. (023) 9269 3988.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Joy Formidable. Plus special guests Kill It Kid and Night Engine. Admission £12.50. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Presented by Custom/Practice and TEG Productions. Admission: £18.50-£24.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. The Blues Brothers. They are back and on a mission! Admission: £15-£25.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: meet at King George V Playing Fields car park, Northern Road. 2pm. Lakeside, North Harbour Walk. Gentle paced walk around the private grounds of IBM. 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.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-11am. Show and Tell: Semi-Precious Stones. First of three of talks by Mary Law. Admission £10 for all three sessions. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HINDHEAD: meet National Trust Car Park (GR SU890358). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 263367.

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.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth University’s St George’s Building, St Thomas Street. 7pm. Why Our City’s Trees Matter! Talk by John Stokes of the Tree Council, organised by the Portsmouth Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9283 1461, portsmouthsociety.org.uk.

SOUTH HARTING: Uppark House and Garden (GU31 5QR). 10.30am. Lecture Lunch: Tudor Royal Palaces. An illustrated talk by Judith Hill looking at photographs and plans of some of the houses that Henry VIII owned. All tickets, £22.50, booking essential. (01730) 825857.

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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. The Phoenix Theatre Comedy Club. Compered by Dan Evans. Admission £10, conc. (01420) 472 664.

CONCERTS

HORNDEAN: Blendworth Centre, Blendworth Lane (PO8 4AA). 7.30pm. Horndean Music Society Concert. Featuring Eunice Pike (piano) and Mikhail Lezdkan (cello). All welcome. Admission £7. horndeanmusicsociety.org.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 1pm. Lunchtime Concert with Ditcham Park School. Admission free, retiring collection. (01730) 260213.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live! Featuring David Harris (Portsmouth Cathedral, organ). Admission: £3, concs. portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.

DANCING

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.15pm-9.15pm. Monthly Shakes: Line Dancing. Dust off your boots and grab your partner by the hand. Admission £10. (01329) 223100.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.35.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 6.15pm-7.45pm. Fifties Dance Master Class. Come and be inspired by the Matisse exhibition and then join in the fun with a 1950s dance master class – suitable for all level. Admission £4.50. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: Search, 50, Clarence Road. 4pm-6pm (last entry 5.30pm). Story Explorers. Celebrate World Book Day by popping in after school to explore the museum’s collections. (023) 9252 3463.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, Broad Street. 7pm. Tongues and Grooves Celebrate World Book Day. With local poets and writers who will be reading short dramatised extracts from the new anthology 20x12 Writers to Watch. Free event. 07775 244 573, tongues-and-grooves.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Ashford Farm, Ashford Lane, Steep. 10am-3pm. Biodiversity Action Team Ash Clearance Volunteering Session. Jacks Meadow is surrounded by hanger woodland. The eastern boundary of the meadow has ash trees along it which are cut on a rotational basis which creates different stages of succession. We will be cutting some of this ash to continue this process. (023) 8040 2593.

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: 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.

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. 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

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Les Misérables (12A); 7.30pm. Directed by Tom Hooper. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Alex Adams. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Kitsch N D’Or Restaurant, 37, Eldon Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Sweet ’n’ Hot. Jazz duo (vocal and piano). (023) 9286 1519.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Tread Steady, 7pm; David Jones, 7.30pm; Clym Arnold, 8pm; The Beth Oliver Band, 8.30pm; The Doppler Shift, 9.30pm-10pm; The Vindickers (drums), 10.15pm; George Wedlake, 10.45pm; Acoustic, 11.15pm-midnight. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Stiff Little Fingers. Admission: £17.50 advance, £19.50 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Kennards.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8pm. Southsea’s Got Talent: Heat Two. R&B. (023) 9229 5195.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Presented by Custom/Practice and TEG Productions. Admission: £18.50-£24.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. The Blue Room. Freely adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s La Ronde by playwright David Hare. Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. The Blues Brothers. They are back and on a mission! Admission: £15-£25.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Sinatra, Sequins and Swing: The Capitol Years. A big band swing show. Admission £17.50-£21. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 7pm. Matisse. Talk by award-winning biographer Hilary Spurling to accompany the Drawing with Scissors exhibition. Admission £4, concs, must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

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.

SOUTH HARTING: Uppark House and Garden (GU31 5QR). 10.30am. Lecture Lunch: Below Stairs, life in service during 1880. A fully costumed presentation by Lizzie and Tony Gilks from Timespan Historical Presentations. All tickets, £22.50, booking essential. (01730) 825857.

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

CONCERTS

PORTCHESTER: St Mary’s Church, Portchester Castle. 7.30pm. Angelic Voices from St John’s Chapel Choir, Southsea. Admission £5.50-£8.50, ion advance or on door. (023) 9232 1380, 9237 8750.

EVENTS

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.

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.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Methodist Church and Pastoral Centre, 19, High Street. (PO10 7AQ). 1pm-3.30pm. Emsworth Arts and Crafts Market. Come and browse the many arts and crafts made by local people. 07812 938 719.

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. 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

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Les Miseerables (12A); 7pm. 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

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

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm. The Silver Beatles. Pop tribute. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

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

PORTSMOUTH: The Old House at Home, 104, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.30pm. The Phoney Beatles. Tribute band.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Stu Larsen plus Dlugokecki. Admission: £6 advance, £7 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Toxic Shock Album Launch Night. Plus special guests: Velvetine and Lady Babylon. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Red Glory. Rock/pop covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Whole Lotta Led. Admission £9. (023) 9286 3911.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Steeleye Span with Maddy Prior. Admission £20.50. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan. A spectacular show. Admission £16.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Chas and Dave. On the road again by public demand. Admission £24. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Presented by Custom/Practice and TEG Productions. Admission: £18.50-£24.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Inspector Norse (or The Girl With Two Screws Left Over. A self-assembly Swedish crime thriller from comedy duo LipService. Admission £15, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. The Blue Room. Freely adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s La Ronde by playwright David Hare. Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 5pm, 8.30pm. The Blues Brothers. They are back and on a mission! Admission: £15-£25.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Sellers Coffee House, 1, Kent Road. 7.30pm. Spinnaker Speakers. Become a more confident speaker and better leader. 07713 358 148, spinnakerspeakers.org.

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: The Wedge and The Edge, Albert Road. 8pm. Hishaker vs Biff! Bang! Pow! Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. Featuring Irakli Grigali (baritone), accompanied by Masachi Nishiyama. Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission: £7 on door. portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Baroque Choir in concert. Performing a programme of music by Benjamin Britten and Arvo Pärt, with violin interludes provided by Elizabeth Brown. Admission: £10, concs (in advance or on door). (01329) 310277.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Baptist Church, 368, London Road. 3pm-5pm. Blendworth Brass Band in concert. Admission £5 with proceeds going to Cancer Research UK and The Rosemary Foundation. (023) 9225 1169 or 9225 0206.

EVENTS

ALTON: High Street. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 12.30pm-3pm. (Boot-style) Table Top Sale. Books, nearly new, cakes, etc. Refreshments available. (023) 9236 6508.

GOSPORT: Local Studies Centre, High Street. 10am-midday. Makaton Signing: A Taster. Come and learn some basic Makaton signs at this friendly workshop (18 years plus). Workshop fee £9. (023) 9252 3463 to book your place.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 7.30pm. British Orthodox Service. Join the British Orthodox community in our city for its monthly service.

SOUTHSEA: Public Library, Palmerston Road (start), finish at Portsmouth International Port. 10am. Design Awards Ceremony. The Lord Mayor will unveil the four 2012 Design Award winners’ plaques in Southsea and Mile End, as well as presenting the commendation certificates. Refreshments/lunch will be available at the International Port Terminal. (023) 9283 1461, portsmouthsociety.org.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Catholic Church Hall, Bells Lane. 10am. Jumble Sale. Organised by the Seafarers Sailing Club. Admission 30p.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Lane. 10am-11.30am. NCT Nearly New Sale. Clothes, accessories and toys for babies and toddlers. Organised by the Fareham and District branch of the National Childbirth Trust. 0844 243 6130.

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. 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

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Les Misérables (12A); 7.30pm. Directed by Tom Hooper. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. DL Sounds.

PORTSMOUTH: The Connaught Arms, Guildford Road, Fratton. 8pm. Disco/Karaoke. Theme: the 80s. 07788 558 176.

PORTSMOUTH: The Druids, Binsted Road, Buckland. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: The Old House at Home, 104, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.30pm. Hot Betty. Covers band.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Dirty DC. Admission: £12 advance, £14 door. (023) 8055 5366.

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

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Drop Zone. Metal band. (023) 9282 1658.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. Andy Bad Robinson. (01329) 832123.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Zero Dark Thirty (15); 7pm. US, 2012. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Starring Jessica Chastain and Joel Edgerton. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 7.30pm. Late Night Wolf Tales. Wickedly funny fairy tales for adults. Presented by Pickled Image. Admission £10, conc. (01420) 472 664.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2,30pm, 6.30pm. It’s Showtime. A song and dance variety show presented by the Kim Ellen School of Dance. Admission £12, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Presented by Custom/Practice and TEG Productions. Admission: £18.50-£24.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. The Blue Room. Freely adapted from Arthur Schnitzler’s La Ronde by playwright David Hare. Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. The Blues Brothers. They are back and on a mission! Admission: £15-£25.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 2.30pm. The World is My Oyster. Talk by well-known photographer Heather Angel, who will be telling the stories behind her photographs. (01428) 642161 for further details..

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 2pm. Elgar and the Critical Ear. Illustrated talk by Stuart Freed. Organised by the Elgar Society Southern Branch. All welcome. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HINTON AMPNER: meet Kilmeston Church (south of Hinton Ampner (GR SU591263). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A nine-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.25am. (01730) 269253.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

COMEDY

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 7.30pm doors. Fine Comedy @ The Brook present Guy Pratt: The Sideman. Admission: £14 advance, £16 door. (023) 8055 5366.

EVENTS

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

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 9.30am. Mothering Sunday Service. Includes distribution of flowers to those who care for us.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 10am. Mothering Sunday Service. Includes distribution of flowers to those who care for us.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 9.30am. Mothering Sunday Service. Includes distribution of flowers to those who care for us.

SOUTH HARTING: Uppark House and Garden (GU31 5QR). 2pm-4pm. Mothering Sunday High Tea. All tickets, £15, booking essential. (01730) 825857.

WATERLOOVILLE: South Downs College, College Road (PO7 8AA). 10am-4pm. Antiques and Collectables Fair. With about 75 stall holders all offering a broad range of both fine quality and affordable pieces. Admission £1.50. (023) 9279 7979 ext 993.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. 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

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8pm. The Milton James Four. Trad jazz. (023) 9275 2488.

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

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Belle and The Beaus. Soul/funk band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Bouncing Souls. Plus special guests Cheap Girls, Luther, and The Bottom Line. Admission £12. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 5pm, 7.30pm. Youth Dance Platform. The Youth Dance Platform returns, again hosting the prestigious Hampshire Youth Dance Company. This is an opportunity to see dance performed by students from many schools in Hampshire and in all genres, from street to contemporary and ballet to modern. Admission £5. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 6.30pm. High 5. Variety show for Wessex Heartbeat. Admission: £15-£20. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

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.

MONDAY, MARCH 11

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. Admission £2.50. (023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Entertainments Hall, Locksway Road, Milton. 7.30pm-10.15pm. Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence Dance. Dancing with Elaine Hardy. All welcome. BYO refreshments. Admission £3.50. (023) 9235 5388, 07732 968 236.

EVENTS

PAULSGROVE: Paulsgrove Community Centre, Marsden Road. 1.15pm-2.45pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am-12.45pm. Spiritual Healing Clinic. No appointment necessary. Admission by donation. (023) 9269 3169.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10.30am-midday. New Age Kurling. Friendly competitive fun with gentle exercise. All welcome. Admission: £2.50 session. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mark’s Church Hall Committee Room, Derby Road, North End. 10am-midday. The Young at Heart Club, a club for the over 50s. Come along for chat, quizzes, raffles, activities and speakers, with tea/coffee.

SOUTHSEA: Havelock Centre, Fawcett Road. 9.30am-11.30am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

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.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Executive Suite, Inn Lodge, Burrfields Road. 8pm. Portsmouth Jazz Club. Featuring the Jim Mullen Trio. (023) 9225 5806, 9229 8161, portsmouthjazz.com.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. Mother’s Day Special with Rachael Hawnt. (023) 9229 5195.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Agatha Christie’s Go Back For Murder. Murder, mystery and intrigue ... Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: Langstone Conservative Club, Emsworth Road. 10.30am. 25 Ways to Empower Yourself. Talk, organised by the Havant Complementary Health Group. All welcome. Admission: £3. (023) 9307 9413.

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Bridge Centre, Fratton Road. 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. 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 South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. 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 South Parade Pier. 7.30pm. Eastney Seafront Walk. An evening stroll along the seafront towards Eastney, returning via Eastern Parade. 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.