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A guide to what’s on around the area for Easter Saturday and Easter Day

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Champagne Justice DJs. Featuring The Electric Swing Circus and The Fresh Pixie Project. 023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 9pm. Beats & Swings Second Birthday. Featuring The Electric Swing Circus and The Fresh Pixie Project. Admission £7. (023) 9286 3911.

DANCING

WICKHAM: Community Centre, Mill Lane. 8pm-11pm. Saturday Ballroom Dance. Admission £4. 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Oasis Wellness Centre, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 11am-12.30pm. Mindful Living Club. Support for people interested in practising mindfulness in their daily lives. Admission £7 on door. 07540 751 910, goodmentalhealth.org.uk.

COSHAM: Main Entrance, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 2pm-3pm. Spirit of the South Ladies Four-part Harmony Chorus. Performing in aid of the Rocky Appeal.(023) 9245 1220.

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

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. Fareham Stage Dance Festival. Morning or afternoon session, £4; evening session, £2; daily, £8 (concs). (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

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

HAVANT: The Meridian Shopping Centre. Midday-1pm. Spirit of the South Ladies Four-part Harmony Chorus. (023) 9245 1220.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-3pm. Life Drawing. In this workshop with tutor Nic Cowper, through trial and error, you will be encouraged to capture the male human form. Admission £30, cons. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. Easter Trail. Children (and adults) can hunt for clues around the site. Those returning a completed trail sheet will receive a small prize! (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 8pm. Easter Liturgy with baptism and confirmation.

PETERSFIELD: Festival Hall, Heath Road. 9.30am-3pm. Giant Easter Charity Market. In aid of the Portsmouth Hospitals’ Rocky Appeal, with more than 70 stalls. (01730) 264802.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Easter Fair. Visit the museum for a family fun Easter weekend. Family activities include donkey rides, stalls, mini funfair rides, bouncy castle and giant games, etc. Admission free with a small charge for activities. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street and at St Wilfrid’s, George Street. 8.30am. Vigil and First Mass of Easter.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Progressive Spiritualist Church, 2, Vivash Road, Fratton (PO1 1PR). 7.30pm. Evening of Mediumship. With Francis Stadden. After the demonstration we will be having a grand Easter egg raffle, with lots of prizes. All welcome. Admission: £3.50 members; £4, non-members.

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

WINCHESTER: Animal Centre, Sparsholt College, Westley Lane (SO21 2NF). 10am-4pm. Easter Bunny and Chick Weekend. Look around our zoo, Easter egg hunt, egg painting, college plant sales. Admission £5, concs. (01962) 776441. sparsholt.ac.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Ripping Yarns and the Forgotten Author. Celebrating the life and works of Portsmouth-born author Percy F Westerman. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

FILMS

LISS: Triangle Centre, Mill Road. Gravity (12A); 2.30pm doors for 3pm, 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón. Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris. Admission: £6 in advance, £7 on door, concs. (01730) 301000.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen, 160, Whitworth Road (PO12 3NW). 8.30pm. Helen McD and The Blues Safari. (023) 9258 0626.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 9pm. The Jaspers. (023) 9234 1665.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. Midday doors till midnight. The Big Weekend: two-day charity weekender, in aid of Naomi House and Jacks Place. Day one, featuring: Megan Linford, 1.30pm; Kelvin Jones, 2pm; New and Evans, 2.30pm; Dillon, 3pm; The Scandal, 3.30pm; Sykes, 4pm; The Monkey Butlars, 5pm; Marley Blandford, 5.30pm; The Folsom, 6pm; Paddy Taylor, 6.30pm; Heronshaw, 7pm; Decaders, 8pm; Remedy Sounds, 9pm; Slick Minded Individuals, 10.30pm. Day one wristband, £5. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Mermaid, London Road, North End. 8.30pm. Michael Buble tribute.

PORTSMOUTH: The Mermaid, New Road. 8.30pm. Jodie.

PORTSMOUTH: The Post Office Club, London Road, North End. 9pm. Brent.

PORTSMOUTH: The Tap, London Road, North End. 9pm. Beau.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 2pm doors. Pedal Pushing plus ... Aeroplane Attack, Popobawa, Battery Hens, Rickyfitts, Deluxe Flamingos, Misgivings , Protein Window, Noyo Mathis, mtbc. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Road to Blissfields. Featuring: Big Topp, Brother Goose, Accrington Stanley, Soul and Fire and Shotaway. Admission £6. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Parade. 8.30pm. The Freestyle Funk Collective. Eight-piece soul and funk band. (023) 9229 5195.

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

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

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Classic Ghosts: The Signalman by Charles Dickens, adapted by Francis Evelyn; and Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad by M R James, adapted by Margaret May Hobbs. Both starring Jack Shepherd, with Terrence Hardiman, Dicken Ashworth, James Morley, Jenny-May Darcy and Greg Fitch. Admission: £17-£28.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Spring Awakening. Musical performed by Rootless Tree Productions. Admission £10. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 7.30pm. Bugsy Malone. The smash hit musical is brought to life with interactive sets that will put you right in the action! Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7pm. Horrible Histories’ Barmy Britain. Live on stage! We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! Admission £14.50-£17.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 11am, 2.30pm. The Sooty Show. Meet Sooty and Richard after the show. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Round and Round the Garden. One of the Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Barry Manilow’s Copacabana: a new musical. Presented by Southampton Musical Society. Admission £15, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: St Colman’s Church Hall, St Colman’s Avenue (PO6 2JJ). 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Bring and Buy at the monthly meeting of the Portsmouth and District Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9237 5667, portsmouth.bcss.org.uk.

TOMORROW

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Joe Black: Ginfully Yours. Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 11.30am, midday, 2pm, 3.30pm. Gun Firings: North Mortar. Join uniformed gun crews from Portsdown Artillery Volunteers for specialist commentaries, firings and the chance to interact with the crew. (01329) 233734.

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

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. Easter Trail. Children (and adults) can hunt for clues around the site. Those returning a completed trail sheet will receive a small prize! Also today and tomorrow Hollycombe will be home to a rather large Easter Bunny who will have a few surprises for the children. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 8am, Holy Communion using the Book of Common Prayer. 10.30am, Eucharist, preacher: The Bishop. 6pm, Choral Evensong with installation of Residentiary Canon the Rev Peter Leonard.

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: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Easter Fair. Visit the museum for a family fun Easter weekend. Family activities include donkey rides, stalls, mini funfair rides, bouncy castle and giant games, etc. Admission free with a small charge for activities. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 2pm. Just Belly Dance. A free variety show held in the Groundlings Restaurant of belly dance and other delights! (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 10am. Special Service for Easter Sunday.

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

PORT SOLENT. 11am-5pm. Sunny Waterside Market. You’ll discover unique craft and hand made artisan objects – from exclusive jewellery to upcycled furniture at the waterside Crafts and Artisans Market. (023) 9261 0001, portsolent.com.

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

SOUTHSEA: NBECSA, Onslow Road (PO5 2HN). 9am-3.30pm. Table Top Sale. Tables £8. Admission 20p pp. 07817 623 051, 07769 275 837.

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

WINCHESTER: Animal Centre, Sparsholt College, Westley Lane (SO21 2NF). 10am-4pm. Easter Bunny and Chick Weekend. Look around our zoo, Easter egg hunt, egg painting, college plant sales. Admission £5, concs. (01962) 776441. sparsholt.ac.uk.

FILMS

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. Celebrating Shakespreare’s 450th birthday: Gnomeo and Juliet (U); 2pm; 2011. The neighbouring gardens of Montague and Capulet are at war, but the gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet are in love! Admission £4, concs. Hamlet (U); 7.30pm; 1948. Directed by Laurence Olivier. Starring: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons and John Laurie. Admission £6, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: Lord Raglan, Queen Street. 8.30pm. Splitscreen Radio.

GOSPORT: Gosport Masonic Hall, Clarence Road (PO12 1BB). Midday-4.30pm. A Feast of Easter Folk. Featuring: Shep Woolley; Gary and Vera Aspey; Bill McKinnon; Ade Cull; The Pompey Pluckers; Walker Broad; plus Peter, Paul and Mary’s Brother. Admission £8. Information and tickets (023) 9275 4559 or 07909 682 096 or gosfolk@gmail.com. Online sales barkingspider.aelgratis.

GOSPORT: Gosport Masonic Hall, Clarence Road (PO12 1BB). 6pm-10pm. A Feast of Easter Folk. Featuring: George Wilson; Graham and Jo; Revers Rant; Pete Watkinson; Martyn W Read; Adrian Nation; plus Reet Petite and Gone. Admission £8. Information and tickets (023) 9275 4559 or 07909 682 096 or gosfolk@gmail.com. Online sales barkingspider.aelgratis.

PETERSFIELD: The Good Intent, 40-46, College Street. 8pm. The Trevor John Band. Rock covers.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 6pm. DJ Wacky. (023) 9234 1665.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 1.30pm doors till midnight. The Big Weekend: two-day charity weekender, in aid of Naomi House and Jacks Place. Day two, featuring: Lyndsey Lang, 2.30pm; Tuci, 3pm; The Explorers, 3.30pm; Secret Smile, 4pm; The Fugative Orchestra, 4.30pm; The Beth Oliver Band, 5.30pm; Aviv, 6pm; Oakley Cheung, 6.30pm; Nathalie Gunn, 7pm; Jerry Williams, 7.30pm; The Smiley Campbell Band, 8pm; Offbeat Offensive, 9pm; The Southsea Alternative Choir, 10.30pm-11.30pm. Day two wristband, £9. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Shearer Arms, Shearer Road. 4pm. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: The Old Vic, 104, St Paul’s Road. Midnight. Pink tribute.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, New Road, Buckland. 5pm. Michael Buble tribute.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7pm. The Acoustic Basement Tour. Featuring: Geoff Rickley (of Thursday), Koji, Rob Lynch and Brian Marquis. Admission £10. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Parade. 6pm. Godley and George. Pop classics. (023) 9229 5195.

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

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. Colossus. Rock cover band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue (PO4 0AW). 7.30pm. The Ricardo’s. Support from DJ Simon Moon. Admission £3. (023) 9229 1198, 07717 748 491.

STAGE

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm. Horrible Histories’ Barmy Britain. Live on stage! We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! Admission £14.50-£17.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Highland Road Cemetery. Midday-4pm. Tour and Information Day. Chapel opens midday-4pm, with over 600 displays, admission free. Guided tours from 2pm-4pm, £3 pp. (023) 9266 8657.

MONDAY

CONCERTS

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green. 1pm-1.30pm. Organ Recital. By Geoffrey Holroyde.

EVENTS

HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church Car Park, West Street. 9am-2pm. Giant Car Boot Sale. Bargains galore. Refreshments on site. Cars £6; vans £8 (gates open 7am). (023) 9248 4520, rchavant.org.uk.

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