What’s on around the area this weekend
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral, High Street. 7.45pm. Portsmouth Festival Choir sing Carmina Burana and Rio Grande. Admission: £12. portsmouthfestivities.co.uk.
GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls Ballroom, Bury Road. 7.30pm-11.45pm. Freestyle Jive Dance to the music of Joey and The Jivers, plus DJ. ’50s era jive music. (023) 9242 8732.
WICKHAM: Community Centre, Mill Lane. 8pm-11pm. Saturday Ballroom Dance. Admission £4. 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.
COPNOR: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road. 12.30pm-4pm. Midsummer Fair. Traditional stalls, games, live music entertainment from the Pompey Pluckers. Refreshments available. Admission 50p.
COSHAM: St Philip’s Church Hall, Hawthorn Crescent. 11am-2pm. Table top sale. Traditional stalls and homemade cakes. Money raised will be donated to the church. Admission 40p.
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.
GOSPORT: ChristChurch, Stoke Road. (PO12 1JQ). 10am-1pm. Summer Fair. Grand raffle, stalls, refreshments and entertainment throughout the day. Call vicar Andy on 07709 919 602 for more information.
GOSPORT: United Reformed Church, Bury Road. (PO12 3UD). 7pm. Uke-Aid 2014. Stokes Bay Strummers ukulele band are playing a charity gig. Admission: Bring something for Gosport and Fareham Basics Bank (food bank).Call (023) 9252 3894.
GOSPORT: St Mary’s Catholic Church, High Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Nightfever. Light a candle and listen to live music.
HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church Small Hall, Mengham. 9.30am. Coffee Morning. Organised by The Rowans Haying Island Support Group.
HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). 2pm-4pm. Young Archaeologists Club. For youngsters aged eight to 16 with a different theme each month, this month: chronology and artefacts. Admission £3. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.
PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 8pm. School Disco. Admission: £18, includes a buffet. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Historic Dockayard. 10am-5pm. Wrong Trousers. Admission: £4.
PORTSMOUTH: Southsea Tennis Club, Clarence Esplanade. 1pm.Summer Solstice Tennisathon. Play tennis and raise money for Sam’s Heaven.Event runs for 24 hours.
PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy. 1pm-5pm. HMS Uckers Tournament. Go and play the traditional naval game of Uckers and see if you can beat the team from HMS Victory. Admission: £2. Booking is essential call (023) 9272 7595.
PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue. 1pm-4pm. The Rose and Sweet Pea Show. Organised by the Farlington and District Garden Club. Admission: 50p. (023) 9311 2393.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 2pm-4pm. Afternoon Teas. Admission: £16. Minimum 48 hours notice required. (023) 9277 8080.
PORTSMOUTH: PFort Southwick, James Callaghan Drive. 8pm. D-Day tunnels ghost hunt. Ghost hunt. Admission: £35. Booking is essential call 0808 120 1020.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 2pm-4pm. Afternoon Teas. Have either a traditional or savoury afternoon tea. Admission: £16. Minimum 48 hours notice required. (023) 9277 8080.
SOUTHSEA: Royal Marines Museum, Esplanade. 10am-5pm. RM350 Sea Soldiers. Re-enactors and performers will bring four centuries of history to life. This event is to celebrate RM350. Admission: £10, conc. (023) 9281 9385.
SOUTHSEA: Rainbow Centre, Palmerston Drive. midday-4m. Celebration open day with fete. 01329 289500.
SWANWICK: Burseldon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane (SO31 7HB). 11am-4pm. Midsummer Madness. Weekend of fun linking Manor Farm, Bursledon Windmill and Royal Victoria Country Park. Admission: £9. (01489) 576248, bursledonbrickworks.org.uk.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by The Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, North Street. (PO10 7DD). 10.30am-4.30pm. D-Day for Emsworth and its people. Emsworth resident, Bob Duncan, has organised an exhibition on the effects of the war and build-up to D-Day for the people of Emsworth. 01243 378091.
FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’s work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 01329 233734.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-5pm. Ebb and Flow. Art exhibition to commemorate and highlight Gosport’s role in D-Day. (023) 9252 3463.
GOSPORT: Driftwood Studio and Gallery, North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. (PO12 1BP). 11am-4pm. Marine Art Exhibition. Exhibition by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter with watercolours, oils, chartworks and driftwood art.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-5pm. Joella Wheatle’s solo exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-5pm. Bridging the Solent. Exhibition supported by Artswork and the Barbara Saunders Trust. (023) 9277 8080.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-5pm. Lindsay Taylor’s textile exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 6pm-8pm. Jonny Hannah exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.
COPNOR: Harvest Home, Copnor Road. (PO 3 5AN). 8.30pm. Griller. Playing favourites from the ’60s to the modern day. (023) 9234 1665.
COSHAM: Cosham ConservativeClub, Havant Road. 8.30pm. Booze Brothers. HAYLING ISLAND: The Life Boat Inn, Sea Front. 9pm. Mojo Dollar playling ’60s Mod, Rock, Pop and Soul.
COWPLAIN: Cowplain Social Club. 8.30pm. Red Hot Rod.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Hat Trick. All welcome.
PORTSMOUTH: Grosvenor Casino, Gunwharf. 8pm. Robbie Williams tribute. Admission: £5. (023) 9273 2277.
POTSMOUTH: The Mermaid, New Road. 8.30pm. Diana Ross tribute.
POTSMOUTH: The brewhouse and Kitchen, Guildhall Walk. 8.30pm.Cari gig.
PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, New Road Portsmouth. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.
PORTSMOUTH: The Blue Anchor, London Road. 9pm. Splitscreen Radio.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Non Stop ’70s and ’80s music. Football will be on the main stage. rmatavern.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 2.30pm. The Wrong Trousers (U). Wallace and Gromit Movie. Admission: adults £4, children £3.50. 07435 029 408.
PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Chennai Express (12A). Singing, dancing, action and comedy. It is part of the Portsmouth Festivities events. Admission: adults £7.50. 07435 029 408.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. (PO19 6AP). 2.45pm and 7.45pm. Pressure. Admission: £18-£22. cft.org.uk. PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. 2014 Be Your Best Rock Challenge: Southern Premier Final. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 7.45pm. Tender Loving Care. Production to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day. Admission £12. (023) 9264 6477.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Dirty Dancing. Admission £19.50-£48.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Tommy. (023) 9282 8282.
TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Volpone. An elderly Venetian connives with his money-crazed servant to convince his greedy friends that he is dying, knowing that each will try to curry favour with him in order to be named his heir. Admission: £8-£11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
WALKS & TALKS
COSHAM: St Colman’s Church Hall, St Colman’s Avenue (PO6 2JJ). 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Echinocereus. Talk by John Pilbeam. Organised by the Portsmouth and District Branch of the British Cactus and Succulent Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9237 5667, portsmouth.bcss.org.uk.
WATERLOOVILLE: meet at Drift Road shops, Clanfield at 10.24am. Linear walk via Catherington to Waterlooville. (023) 9225 4289.