What’s on for Wednesday October 16, 2013

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

WEDNESDAY, OCT 16

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Instant Soop – The Live Improvised Comedy Show. Admission £9.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm doors. Russell Brand: Messiah Complex World Tour. Sold out! Admission £27.50. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

DANCING

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

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Suitable for both new and experienced dancers . Partner not necessary. Visitors and new members welcome. 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) 9261 3409, 9271 0060.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Lord Mayor’s Banqueting Suite, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. The Armchair Traveller. A big screen video journey to Venice and the Greek Islands, autumn in Andalucia, New Zealand’s South Island and a trip on some Tyrolean trains. In aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and the Naomi House Children’s Hospice. Admission £7 (inc wine and buffet). (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsea Adventure Playground, Aylward Street, Portsea. 1pm-2.30pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week. (023) 9283 1259.

PORTSMOUTH: The Learning Place, 6, Derby Road, North End. 10am-midday. File Management. A free five-week course. (023) 9262 1860.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Wilson Studio Gallery, Oxmarket Centre of Arts, off East Street (PO19 1YH). 10am-4.30pm. Agata Wojcieszkiewicz Portraits. Presenting Agata’s contemporary approach to portraiture. (01243) 779103.

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

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-4.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Bedales Gallery, Church Road, Steep. 2pm-5pm. Documentary Photography from Bangladesh. The photographer, curator and activist Shahidul Alam is the founder of the award-winning Drik Agency and Pathshala, the leading South Asian Institute of Photography. (01730) 711511, bedales.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Museum, The Old Court House, St Peter’s Road (GU2 3HX). 10am-4pm. Beliefs: Religion and Spirituality in Petersfield and Beyond. At the centre of the exhibition are a series of portraits of local people of different faiths and of no faith featuring their personal thoughts on religion and spirituality, and related artefacts. (01730) 262601.

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

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. The Great Gatsby (12A); 7.30pm. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. Admission £5, concs. (01420) 472 664.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Silver Linings Playbook (15) 1.45pm. Directed by: David O Russell. Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro. Admission £6, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Portsmouth Film Society, Omega Centre, Omega Street (PO5 4LP). The Fade (15), 8pm; UK/ Jamaica/ Ghana/ USA, 2012. Subtitled. Directed by: Andy Mundy-Castle. For Black History Month in partnership with The New Black Film Collective. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring The Crosstown Trio.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-midnight. Open Mic Club. Friendly atmosphere. All musicians welcome. Full stage, turbo sound system, lighting. Full recording capability. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Nordic Giants. Plus: Deluxe Flamingos. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. New Device. Plus: Falling Red, Toxic Shock and Velvetine. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 3pm, 8pm. Another Country. By Julian Mitchell. Directed by Jeremy Herrin. Scandal in a 1930s English public school. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty. Presented by Moscow Ballet Classique. Admission £21.50-£22.50. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Dancing Queen: The Concert. The ultimate party show. Admission: £19.50-£21.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. Pornography. By Simon Stephens. Bedales Drama – The Sixth Form Production. Admission free. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Evita. Starring Marti Pello, Madalena Aleerto and Mark Heenehan. Admission: £12-£37. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7pm. Shakespeare Schools Festival. Four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays. Come along and celebrate the achievements of your local schools. Admission £8.50. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. London Wall. A wry look at the lives of office workers in 1930s London. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

CHICHESTER: meet Barleycorn pub, Chidham). 10.43am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Six-mile linear walk via Devil’s Copse and Westbourne to Emsworth. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

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.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm-4pm. Selected. Talk by television and film actress Sarah Miles, organised by the Arts & Heritage Group of the Petersfield University of the Third Age. Admission £2 to cover costs. petersfieldu3a.org.uk.

PORTSDOWN HILL: meet The Churchillian Portsdown Hill Road (GR SU660 063). 9.50am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 269253.

PORTSMOUTH: Lecture Theatre 1, Richmond Building, University of Portsmouth, Portland Street. 7pm. Fukushima – An accident made in Japan. Talk by Geoff Vaughan, University of Central Lancashire, organised by the Portsmouth and District Physical Society. Admission £1.50. (023) 9284 5396, port.ac.uk/physsoc.

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, OCT 17

COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Sean Hughes: Life Becomes Noises. Admission £15, concs. (01420) 472 664.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. The Importance of Being Interested. (A night of spaghetti, barnacles and safe cracking with Robin Ince. Admission £12.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Concert. Featuring Portsmouth Grammar School instrumentalists. Admission £3, concs. Light refreshments available. (023) 9282 1164.

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

WICKHAM: Park Place (PO17 5HA). 7pm. Piano Recital in aid of The Rowans Hospice and the Hostel for Girls in Tanzania. Featuring Laura Dickson and Niamh Beddy. Programme includes works by Debussy, Brahms and Poulenc. Admission £10 in advance, £12 on door. (023) 9238 2433, (01329) 833043.

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.15pm-10pm. Healer Training Evening Clinic. If you would like to come and watch or be a patient, that’s fine, just telephone 07989 534 673 to be advised when to turn up.

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

PORTSMOUTH: The Learning Place, 6, Derby Road, North End. 10am-midday. Introduction to Spreadsheets. A five-week course. £20, concs. 1pm-3pm. Computers for absolute beginners. A free four-week course. (023) 9262 1860.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey, cards, jewellery, woodcraft, craft, cakes, and plants. Coffee and tea available. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Wilson Studio Gallery, Oxmarket Centre of Arts, off East Street (PO19 1YH). 10am-4.30pm. Agata Wojcieszkiewicz Portraits. Presenting Agata’s contemporary approach to portraiture. (01243) 779103.

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

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-4.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Museum, The Old Court House, St Peter’s Road (GU2 3HX). 10am-4pm. Beliefs: Religion and Spirituality in Petersfield and Beyond. At the centre of the exhibition are a series of portraits of local people of different faiths and of no faith featuring their personal thoughts on religion and spirituality, and related artefacts. (01730) 262601.

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. Blancanieves (12A); 7pm. Spain, 2013. Directed by Pablo Berger’s silent, black-and-white take on the Grimms’ tale. Starring: Maribel Verdú, Daniel Giménez Cacho and Ángela Molina. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Jake Morley. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Lucky Bar, 223, Kingston Road (PO2 7EG). 9pm. Rihanna tribute.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Obscene Locals, 7pm; Ryan James, 7.30pm; Glen Malo, 8pm; The High Wire Act, 8.30pm; The Jammers, 9pm; We Are Farmerlee, 9.30pm; The Elliott Schneider Band, 10.45pm-midnight. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

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

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Johnny Get The Gun. Rock. Admission £5. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. Avalon.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Another Country. By Julian Mitchell. Directed by Jeremy Herrin. Scandal in a 1930s English public school. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. Presented by Creative Cow. Admission: £13-£24.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. Pornography. By Simon Stephens. Bedales Drama – The Sixth Form Production. Admission free. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Evita. Starring Marti Pello, Madalena Aleerto and Mark Heenehan. Admission: £12-£37. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. London Wall. A wry look at the lives of office workers in 1930s London. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7pm. Wessex Dance Academy uses intensive professional contemporary dance training to transform the lives of our most vulnerable people and tonight they return with their latest cohort who will be performing for the first time after being together for only three weeks. Admission free (call the box office to reserve your ticket) but donations welcome. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 7pm. Third Thursday Talk: The Submarine Inventors. Talk by the curator at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Bob Mealings. Admission £10. (023) 9251 0354 ext 244 to book.

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, OCT 18

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. A Night of Hip Hop and Turntablism. With 2013 DMC champion Richie Ruffone. Admission £5. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Wolf Cub Club. Admission free. (023) 9286 3911.

DANCING

PORTCHESTER: New Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom, sequence, old tyme and more. Dance the afternoon away. Refreshments available. Admission £2.50. (023) 9278 9124.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £3. (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-12.30pm. Community BOOST Table Top and Craft Sale. Meet community organisations and craft businesses. Tables: 6ft at £6 and 4ft at £4. Refreshments available. (023) 9255 1706 or 9255 1303 to book a table, leeresidents.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6.15pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy, Seichen, also Metamorphic Technique. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Donation £5.

PORTSMOUTH: The Learning Place, 6, Derby Road, North End. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Spooky Arts and Crafts. A two-week course for learners with mild to moderate learning disabilities or mental health problems. £5. (023) 9262 1860.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 3pm. DVMission: 48 Hour Film Challenge. 25 teams are given a film ‘title, genre and line of dialogue’ at 5pm tonight. They then have just 48-hours to return to the Pyramids Centre with a finished two-minute film. Doors open on Sunday at 7pm. Film screening, 8pm. Interval 9pm. Awards ceremony, 9.30pm. After Party 10pm. (023) 9286 3911.

WATERLOOVILLE: Acorn Centre, 3, The Kestrels, Wecock. 9.30am-midday. Table Top Sale. Tables available. (023) 9225 8423, acorncentre.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Wilson Studio Gallery, Oxmarket Centre of Arts, off East Street (PO19 1YH). 10am-4.30pm. Agata Wojcieszkiewicz Portraits. Presenting Agata’s contemporary approach to portraiture. (01243) 779103.

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

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-4.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Museum, The Old Court House, St Peter’s Road (GU2 3HX). 10am-4pm. Beliefs: Religion and Spirituality in Petersfield and Beyond. At the centre of the exhibition are a series of portraits of local people of different faiths and of no faith featuring their personal thoughts on religion and spirituality, and related artefacts. (01730) 262601.

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. The Way, Way Back (12A); 7pm. USA, 2013. Directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. Starring: Anna Sophia Robb, Steve Carell and Sam Rockwell. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: Pallant Suite, South Pallant. 6.30pm doors for 7.45pm-10.15pm. Chichester Jazz Club. Featuring The Sound of Blue Note. All welcome. Admission £11. (01243) 776001/380910, chichesterjazzclub.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Sensational 60s Experience. Featuring: The Marmalade; Herman’s Hermits; Chris Farlowe and Steve Ellis Love Affair. Hosted by Alan Mosca from Freddie and The Dreamers. Admission £22. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Jazz Morley.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11.15pm. Si Cranstoun. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Absolute Zero. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Tap, London Road, North End. 8.30pm. Velvet Imagination. Soul funk, blues jazz.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Ryan Keen. Acoustic folk. Admission £8. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Doghouse. Rock/party band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8pm. Vince Hilaire’s Soul Classics. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Limehouse Lizzy. The greatest hits of Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy Tour 2013. Admission £12. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Another Country. By Julian Mitchell. Directed by Jeremy Herrin. Scandal in a 1930s English public school. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. Presented by Creative Cow. Admission: £13-£24.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Evita. Starring Marti Pello, Madalena Aleerto and Mark Heenehan. Admission: £12-£37. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Swan Lake. Presented by English Youth Ballet. Admission £16-£21. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. London Wall. A wry look at the lives of office workers in 1930s London. Admission: £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 2.30pm. Stick Man – Live on Stage! Based on the book by Julia Donaldson. Most suitable for children aged three plus, their friends and families. Admission £13, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke (PO12 2ET). 7.30pm. The History of Wildlife Trusts (film) and Otters in Hampshire. Introduced by Jean Hedley, organised by the Hampshire and IoW Wildlife Trust, Gosport Branch. All welcome. Admission £2.50, concs.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Rat Pack Live. The definition of cool during the 1950s and ’60s. Admission £23, concs. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

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, OCT 19

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Perforate. With Billy Nasty (techno), Zetan Spore and Jezawix. Admission £5. (023) 9229 6352.

PORTSMOUTH: Front Bar, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Deltawave. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm-2am. One Time At Band Camp. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Havant Chamber Orchestra in concert. Programme includes works by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Mozart. Conductor Robin Browning. Soloist Philip Martin (piano). Admission £8-£20. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Baroque Choir accompanied by the Consort of Twelve Chamber Ensemble. With a concert of choral music. Programme includes works by Handel and Scarlatti. (023) 9229 6352.

DANCING

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 7pm-11pm. 78 Club Dance. Everyone welcome. Admission £7.

WICKHAM: Community Centre, Mill Lane. 8pm-11pm. Ballroom Dance. Admission: £4. (023) 9273 3393, 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 10.30am-3.30pm. Clanfield Crafts. Featuring a variety of crafts, including macramé, knitting and crochet, silversmith jewellery, textiles, soaps and candles, fused glass, photography, etc. 07954 584 090.

EMSWORTH: Palmers Road car park. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9.30am-4.30pm. 999 Day. The area will be full of operational, new and preserved ambulances, police cars, fire engines, coastguard and offshore rescue boats, allowing families to view and explore the vehicles. Swinging the Lead (10am-midday, 2pm-4pm) and The Sensational Debbie C (midday-2pm) will be on the performance podium.

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

LISS: Triangle Centre. 9am-midday. Indoor Market. With a large selection of stalls selling everything from home made cakes, scones, fudge and preserves, bread, hand-made cards, knitwear, jewellery, ceramics, hand-made soaps and general gift items. (01730) 301000 to book a stall.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 7pm-10pm. Fairground at Night Halloween Opening. Step back in time to experience the magical nature of the Edwardian fairground as the sights, sounds and smells all come alive as darkness falls! (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

LIPHOOK: Village Hall, Headley Road. 10am-1pm. Charity Fayre. In aid of Liphook Community Laundry and The Rosemary Foundation. Raffle, tombola, tombottla, hamper raffle, cakes, refreshments, toys and books, craft and produce stalls.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Technology Department, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 10am-4pm. Solent Guild of Woodcarvers and Sculptors Carve-in. All welcome. (023) 9259 9153 for further information.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10am-3pm. Opportunities Fair. Industry professionals and role models will talk to and show your children the exciting career opportunities in and around Portsmouth. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 10am. The Syrian Orthodox Church in Europe Service. The Syrian Orthodox Church in Europe Community meet for the Liturgy. (023) 9282 2990.

PORTSMOUTH: The Learning Place, 6, Derby Road, North End. 10am-4pm. Spooky Treats. £45, concs. (023) 9262 1860.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 10am-11.30am. Nearly New Sale. Organised by the Fareham and district branch of the National Childbirth Trust. Clothes, accessories and toys for babies and toddlers, etc.

WATERLOOVILLE: Patrick Howard Dobson Court (off Coleridge Gardens), Milton Road. 10am-midday. Coffee Morning. The Women’s Section of the Lovedean and District Branch of the Royal British Legion will be raising funds for the Poppy Appeal. All welcome.

WICKHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane. 10am-4pm. HAMPEX – Hampshire Philatelic Federation Convention and Stamp Fair. HAMPEX 2013 will again be host to 26 dealers in

stamps, Cinderellas and postal history, located in one large room. There will also be a junior workshop.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Wilson Studio Gallery, Oxmarket Centre of Arts, off East Street (PO19 1YH). 10am-4.30pm. Agata Wojcieszkiewicz Portraits. Presenting Agata’s contemporary approach to portraiture. (01243) 779103.

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Val Carter. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Chichester Harbour – A Year In Photographs. Exhibition celebrating a community project of photographing the natural beauty of Chichester Harbour every day for a year. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-4.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Museum, The Old Court House, St Peter’s Road (GU2 3HX). 10am-4pm. Beliefs: Religion and Spirituality in Petersfield and Beyond. At the centre of the exhibition are a series of portraits of local people of different faiths and of no faith featuring their personal thoughts on religion and spirituality, and related artefacts. (01730) 262601.

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

LISS: Triangle Centre. Behind the Candelabra (15); 2.30pm doors for 3pm, 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Directed by: Steven Soderbergh. Starring: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Scott Bakula and Eric Zuckerman. Admission: £6 in advance, £7 on door. (01730) 301000.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. About Time (12A); 7pm. UK, 2013. Directed by Richard Curtis. Starring: Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy and Domhnall Gleeson. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: The Appledram Ciderhouse, Pump Bottom Farm, Birdham Road (PO20 7EH). 7pm doors. A Special Rocking, Funky Blues Night with Big Dez! Admission £8 in advance £10 on door. (01243) 773828 or 07768 803 542.

COWPLAIN: The Rainbow, Milton Road. 8.30pm. Stolen.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Chris White and Julie Matthews. Follk. Admission £13.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Natural High. Soul and Motown night. Admission £3 members, £5 guests.

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7.30pm. The Gavin Davenport Band. Support from Ben Fawson, who hails from Haslemere. Organised by Grayshott Folk Club. New members welcome. Admission £12. (01428) 607096, grayshottfolkclub.co.uk, grayshott.com/folk.

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club. Featuring The Paul Cox Band. All welcome. Admission £12.50. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Both Sides the Solent. Featuring Portsmouth Shantymen and The Dollymopps. Admission: £8, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Sensible Shoes. rmatavern.co.uk.

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

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

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Green Circles – The Rising. Alternative/indie/rock. Admission £6. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. The Sensational Jonny Deps. Soul and party band. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Free Beer and Naked Women. Pop/rock covers. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 9pm. Beats & Swing. Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 7.30pm. Free Folk. Part thriller, part comedy, presented by Forest Forge Theatre Co. Admission £11, concs. (01420) 472 664.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm, 7.45pm. Another Country. By Julian Mitchell. Directed by Jeremy Herrin. Scandal in a 1930s English public school. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. William Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. Presented by Creative Cow. Admission: £13-£24.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. Nathan the Wise. New translation of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s play by Edward Kemp, presented by Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Evita. Starring Marti Pello, Madalena Aleerto and Mark Heenehan. Admission: £12-£37. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Swan Lake. Presented by English Youth Ballet. Admission £16-£21. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. London Wall. A wry look at the lives of office workers in 1930s London. Admission: £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 11am, 2.30pm. Stick Man – Live on Stage! Based on the book by Julia Donaldson. Most suitable for children aged three plus, their friends and families. Admission £13, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: St Colman’s Church Hall, Havant Road. 7pm for 7.30pm. European Collections. Talk by Ian Woolnough, organised by the Portsmouth and District Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society. Plants for sale. Refreshments. Admission £1, concs.

GODALMING: meet Winkworth Arboretum National Trust car park (GR SU990 412). 9.50am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A six-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.10am. (01730) 269253.

SUNDAY, OCT 20

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 4pm. Music Foundation Concert. With Cornelius Robinson. Admission free, retiring collection in aid of the St Mary’s Music Foundation which supports young people from the area in developing their music skills.

DANCING

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Assheton Court (off Castle Street). 7pm-9pm. Ballroom Dance. Admission £3.50 (inc tea/cake). (023) 9235 1162.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening Bingo and Quiz in the Lounge.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 10am-1.30pm. Winter Market. With over 20 traders offering a wide range of goods from hand crafted jewellery, toys, textiles and so much more. Home-made refreshments. (01730) 266299.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Palmerston Road. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

SOUTHSEA: Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 7pm doors. DVMission: 48 Hour Film Challenge. Film Screening 8pm. Interval 9pm. Awards Ceremony 9.30pm. After Party 10.00pm. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SWANWICK: Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Swanwick Lane (SO31 7HB). 10am-4pm. Steam Up and Halloween at the Brickworks. Attractions include: make a scarecrow, traction engines, trains, children’s activities, craft and gift stalls, etc. Admission £5, concs. (01489) 576248.

WATERLOOVILLE: Park Wood, London Road (between Queens Road/Wallis Road). 11am-3pm. Nature Activity Day. The Friends of Park Wood offer you the opportunity to make a bird box, a bug home, go on guided tree walks, fungi forays and spider hunts. (023) 9223 2942, park-wood.org.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Wilson Studio Gallery, Oxmarket Centre of Arts, off East Street (PO19 1YH). 10am-4.30pm. Agata Wojcieszkiewicz Portraits. Presenting Agata’s contemporary approach to portraiture. (01243) 779103.

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Val Carter. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Chichester Harbour – A Year In Photographs. Exhibition celebrating a community project of photographing the natural beauty of Chichester Harbour every day for a year. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-4.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

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

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 2pm-6pm. Acoustic Afternoon with Keith, Graham and friends. All welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: The Tap, London Road, North End. 5pm. Stolen.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 3pm. Zach Blues and Little Option.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. Secret Smile. Rachael Hawnt and Ash Cutler play the greats. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 1pm-4pm. Live Jazz. Featuring: the Milton James Hot Four. (023) 9275 5944.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Doug Allan: Life Behind the Lens. Adventures, encounters and insights from the award-winning cameraman. Admission £12.50. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.