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

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16

COMEDY

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Jimeoin – Lovely! Irish/Australian stand-up. Admission: £15.50, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

DANCING

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Sequence Dance. Organised by Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9259 8456 or (01243) 430048.

EVENTS

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 9.15am. Cycle ride to Chichester, Christ Church and West Wittering. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

LEE-ON-THE-S0LENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-1pm. LoSRA Community Boost Table Top Craft Sale. Meet community organisations and crafts businesses. Refreshments available. (023) 9255 1706, 9255 1303.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. The Way of the Warrior. Arms and armour from epic movies! Includes replica arms and armour that can be handled and worn. (023) 9250 1957, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-8pm. In Memoriam. This exhibition explores the language of remembrance through imagery of local memorials of the Great War 1914-18. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Library, Elm Lane. 9.30am-5pm. May Days Arts Trail 2012: Arts and Crafts. Work by Trail participants. 0845 6035 631.

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

SELBORNE: Selborne Gallery, The Plestor. 11am-5pm. Hampshire Artists’ Co-operative Spring Exhibition. With guest artists Mary Herdman and Jo Ellis. (01420) 511347.

FILMS

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. The Lady. (12A); 3.30pm, 8pm. Film exploring the life of Aung San Suu Kyi. Directed by Luc Besson. Starring: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis and Jonathan Raggette. (01252) 745444.

PORTSMOUTH: Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. A Tale of Two Cities. (U); 7.30pm. UK, 1958. Directed by: Ralph Thomas. Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Dorothy Tutin, Christopher Lee and Donald Pleasence. portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: Coal Exchange, 21, South Street. Open Mic Night.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 8pm-10pm. Peter Knight of Steeleye Span presents Gigspanner. Admission: £12, concs. (01252) 745444.

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

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm. Jam Session. With local musicians. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Zenthetix. Plus special guests Bitter Town Hounds and One For Monday. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. A Marvellous Year for Plums. Thriller by Hugh Whitmore, set in Britain during the Suez Crisis in 1956. Admission: £14-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

COSHAM: St Phillip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. 7.45pm. Wife After Death. Presented by the Highbury Players. (023) 9238 9359.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7pm. Swamp Juice. Presented by Bunk Puppets and Scamp Theatre. Admission £12.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Oliver! Starring Brian Conley and Samantha Barks. Admission: £20-£46.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Kindertransport. A play by Diane Samuels, which examines the life, during World War II and afterwards, of a Kindertransport child. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WEST MEON: Village Hall (signposted form A32). 7.30pm. Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbevilles. Brought to life by the Lion and Unicorn Players. Interval entertainment by Petersfield Voices. Admission: £10, concs. (01730) 263254, (01730) 829310, lionandunicornplayers.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: Royal Oak, Langstone Harbour. 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Martin. 07906 670 262, solentsocialising.org.uk.

IPING: Iping Common car park (GR 852220). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A six-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. 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 Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Community Centre, Bransbury Park, Eastney. 10.30am. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

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 Health Development 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 Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

THURSDAY, MAY 17

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Cellars Comedy Club. Featuring: Hal Cruttenden. Admission: £9 in advance, £10 on door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live! Featuring Nick Miller, Portsmouth Cathedral (organ). Admission: £2.50, concs. (023) 9282 3399.

PORTSMOUTH: Mountbatten Dining Room, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 7.30pm. Royal Marines Association Concert Band. Tickets from (023) 9281 9385, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.

DANCING

HASLEMERE: Pirrie Hall, A286, Brook. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Circle Dance. International folk dances for which no partner or previous experience required. Experienced teacher. Fun, fitness and friendship. All welcome. (01420) 474881.

EVENTS

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 7pm. Evening cycle ride to Castle in the Air, Fareham. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Navigators, Isambard Brunel Road. 12.30pm-3.30pm. It’s Time To Get A Grip. Learning new ways to boost your confidence and cashflow for the unemployed. 07769 663 370.

PORTSMOUTH: St Francis Church Hall, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 2pm-4pm. The Cosy Club. A social group for men and women 60+ every Thursday for social time, quizzes, raffles, speakers and trips. Pop along for a warm welcome. (023) 9262 8705.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Ascension Day Parish Mass. A service celebrating the Ascension of Jesus which will include a commissioning of the Parochial Church Council.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. Midday. Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch - the money raised will be used support a local charity.

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 Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. The Way of the Warrior. Arms and armour from epic movies! Includes replica arms and armour that can be handled and worn. (023) 9250 1957, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-8pm. In Memoriam. This exhibition explores the language of remembrance through imagery of local memorials of the Great War 1914-18. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

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

SELBORNE: Selborne Gallery, The Plestor. 11am-5pm. Hampshire Artists’ Co-operative Spring Exhibition. With guest artists Mary Herdman and Jo Ellis. (01420) 511347.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Blackthorn. (15); 6pm doors for 7pm. Spain/USA/Bolivia/France, 2011. Directed by: Mateo Gil. Starring: Sam Sheperd, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Rea. 07958 180 037.

PORTSMOUTH: Omega Centre, Omega Street, Somerstown. Portsmouth Film Society Green Film Festival: Just Do It: A Tale of Modern Day Outlaws (UK, 2011); 6pm; free entry. Panel: Can We Really Change the World? 7.30pm; free entry. The Island President (US 2011); 8.30pm; directed by John Shenk; admission £5. portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion. Blues. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: James Tippins, 7pm; Vita, 7.30pm; Harriett Terrill, 8pm; Vallettas, 8.30pm; Pepin and the Climatologists, 9pm; Voodoo Child, 9.30pm-10pm; Polarity, 10.15pm-1late. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Fountain Inn, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong (ex Van Morrison) Open Mic Night. (023) 9241 2291.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Kokiak Jack. Plus special guests The Rapids and Grey Goes Down. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7pm. A Marvellous Year for Plums. Thriller by Hugh Whitmore, set in Britain during the Suez Crisis in 1956. Admission: £14-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

COSHAM: St Phillip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. 7.45pm. Wife After Death. Presented by the Highbury Players. (023) 9238 9359.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Withering Looks. Taking an ‘authentic’ look at the lives and works of the Bronte sisters. Presented by Lipservice Theatre. Admission: £14.50, concs. (01329) 223100, box office.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. The Importance of Being Ernest. A comedy of manners by Oscar Wilde. Admission: £10. (01428) 642161.

ISLE OF WIGHT: Trinity Theatre, The Grove, Cowes. 7.30pm. Godspell. Musical presented by CAODS. Admission £8, concs. 0845 475 4743, caods.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Oliver! Starring Brian Conley and Samantha Barks. Admission: £20-£46.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTH HARTING: Harting Village Hall, Peasecroft. 7.30pm. Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbevilles. Brought to life by the Lion and Unicorn Players. Interval entertainment by Petersfield Voices. Admission: £10, concs. (01730) 263254, (01730) 824219, lionandunicornplayers.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Voice of the Heart: Karen Carpenter. A two-hour show. Admission £18.50. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Kindertransport. A play by Diane Samuels, which examines the life, during World War II and afterwards, of a Kindertransport child. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

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 Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

SOUTHSEA: Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, King Street. 10.30am. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 7.30pm. William George Armstrong: the English Krupp who armed HMS Warrior. Talk by the secretary of the Palmerston Forts Society, Geoff Hallett, organised by Portsmouth Museums and Records Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: £2. (023) 9282 8068.

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College Auditorium, Grove Road South. 7pm for 7.30pm. St John’s College Politics Society meeting. Former Labour minister the Rt Hon Peter Hain will be addressing the society. Refreshments available. stjohnscollege.co.uk.