What’s on for Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14

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A guide to what’s on this weekend



PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. DIY Punk Night. Featuring live bands and DJs. (023) 9221 0437.


PORTSMOUTH: Tiger Tiger Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays. 6pm doors for 8pm-10pm (last entry 7.45pm). Jongleurs Comedy Night. Tonight’s line up includes Paul Pirie, Luke Toulson, Susan Murray and Christian Reilly. Admission £15. (023) 9288 2244.


BEDHAMPTON: Bedhampton Social Hall, 21, Bedhampton Road. 7.30pm. Plucked From Thin Air. An evening of music and smiles presented by Hampshire Guitar Orchestra (HAGO) in aid of Canine Partners. Admission £7.50 (inc interval drink). hago.org.uk/concerts.

CHERITON: St Michael’s Church. 7pm. Quiristers of Winchester College. Including works by Bach and Britten. Admission £15 (£10 children), inc drinks. Tickets from (01962) 771704, 771215.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. Featuring James Lisney (piano). Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission: £7 on door. portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: St Faith’s Church, Victoria Square. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Baroque Choir: Music for Strings and Choir with Consort of Twelve Chamber Ensemble. Music by Schubert, Purcell and Vivaldi. Admission: £10, concs. (023) 9259 1462.


GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 8pm-11pm. End of Summer Ball. Includes dance demonstration. Compere Claire Taplin. Music by Colin Mansbridge. Admission £12.50. (023) 9252 9768 or (01489) 570774 for tickets.

SOUTHSEA: Irish Club, Elm Grove. 8pm. Baby Boomer Boogie. A disco of hits from the 60s and 70s for those who don’t do clubbing but still enjoy strutting their stuff on the dance floor. Admission £5. (023) 9281 4599, dinah.uk@gmail.com.


BOTLEY: All Saints Church, High Street. 7.30pm. Music for a Royal Occasion, including Handel’s Coronation Anthems. Performed by All Saints Chamber Choir with orchestra, conducted by David Burgess. Admission £8-£10. 07784 283 723 or music212@botley.com.

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 9.15am. Cycle ride to Queen Elizabeth Country Park and Petersfield. Or 9.30am. Cycle ride along South Coast Cycle Route. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Community School, White Hart Lane. 11am-4.30pm. Wessex Orchid Society Autumn Show. Nurseries selling plants and supplies; potting demonstrations; free technical advice (bring your sick plants). Tombola and refreshments. Admission £2. (01329) 285160.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. The Second Portsea Beer Festival. Organised by Irving and Co Brewers Ltd, with 50 cask ales fro mall round the UK. Afternoon session, midday-4pm, £4. Evening session, 6pm-11pm, £7. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10.30am-1pm. National Service Certificates Demystified. An intermediate practical half-day workshop. Participants are required to have a copy of their ancestor’s service certificate prior to the workshop. b(023) 9272 3795.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 10am. British Orthodox Service. Join the British Orthodox Community in our city for its monthly service at St Faith’s.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 10.30am. Coffee Morning. Continue to celebrate the patronal fesstival with coffee, chat and cakes.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Parish Hall, Links Lane. 10am-1pm. Craft Fair. Locally handmade crafts by local people. Including textiles, jewellery, book binding, pewter, ceramics, candles, cards, beads, glass, woodwork, quilting and furniture renovation, etc. Refreshments available.

SOUTHSEA: St Simon’s Church, Waverley Road. 10am-midday. Autumn Craft Fayre. In aid of St Simon’s Development Campaign. Refreshments.

WATERLOOVILLE: Patrick Howard Dobson Court, off Coleridge Gardens, Milton Road. 10am-midday. Coffee Morning. Cake stall, tombola, bring and buy, raffle, etc. Raising funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.


COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4.15pm. Art Exhibition.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Glimpses of Hampshire and Sussex in Old Maps and Prints.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road (PO12 1NS). 10am-4pm. A Family Perspective: the Art of the Snapes in Gosport.

GOSPORT: Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-5.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path. Exhibition of Recent Works..

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Portraits and Landscapes: Rediscovering Richard Ubsdell; A Tale of One City; No Place Like Pompey; Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth; A Study in Sherlock.

PORTSMOUTH: Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. Library hours. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.


PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Take This Waltz (15); 7pm. Canada 2011. Directed by Sarah Polley. Starring: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman and Luke Kirby. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.


EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95, North Street. Bex Karaoke. (01243) 372351.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Sarah Lee. Plus Soul Patch.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. The Riotous Brothers. Blues. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. Spirit.

PORTSMOUTH: Old Canal, Shirley Avenue, Milton. 8.30pm. Tejay.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.30pm-11pm. All Or Nothing.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. JT30s. Harmonica-driven rock. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Druids, Binsted Road. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: The Gun Room, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 9pm. The Jigantics. Support from Folklaw. Admission £8 in advance, £9 on door. (023) 9282 0896, rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. A2 Acoustic.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Legend. Admission: £11 advance, £13 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Swanky Sessions. Admission free. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8pm. The Party Band. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Vendetta. All-girl rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Plus special guests: Roosevelt. Followed at 11pm by Amplified Sessions: Back to Ibiza. Admission £12. (023) 9286 3911.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Centurion, Crookhorn Lane, Crookhorn. Tangerine Tantrum.

WESTBOURNE: The Cricketers, Commonside (PO10 8TA). 8.30pm. Angie Haynes Blues Band.


CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Noël Coward’s Private Lives. Starring Anna Chancellor and Toby Stephens. Admission: £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 10.30am, 1.30pm. The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark. Presented by Blunderbus Theatre Company. Admission £7. (01252) 745444.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 5.45pm. Met Opera in HD: L’Elisir d’Amore. Starring Anna Netrebko and Matthew Polenzani. Admission £15, concs. (01252) 745444.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Driving Miss Daisy. Starring Gwen Taylor, Don Warrington and Ian Porter. Admission: £17-£28.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 11.30am. Children’s Theatre: The Selfish Crocodile. Presented by Blunderbus for three to seven-year-olds and their families. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HEDGE END: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane (SO30 4EJ). 2pm, 7pm. Bloom. A play about 100 years of garden history, presented by Forest Forge. Admission £10, concs. (01489) 799499, theberrytheatre.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 4pm, 8pm. American Idiot. Musical based on Green Day’s Grammy award-winning album. Admission: £16.50-£34.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Great Expectations. A wonderful evening’s entertainment for all the family to celebrate Charles Dickens 200th anniversary year. Admission: 2.30pm, £9; 7.30pm, £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.


HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 2pm. Kathleen Ferrier. Dr Christopher Fifield, conductor, writer and broadcaster, celebrates the life and art of Kathleen Ferrier. Organised by the Elgar Society Southern Branch. All welcome. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.



FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in concert. The programme will include works by Dvorak and Bizet. Admisison £8. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 3pm. Children’s Concert. Portsmouth Philharmonia with the Portsmouth Music Hub Youth Orchestra and young local soloists playing a medley of popular classical, jazz and film themes. Admission £8; U16 £4; concs. (023) 9282 8282.


BOLDRE: War Memorial Hall for check-in. 7.30am (for check-in), 8.30am-10am for start. Gridiron 100km Randonnee, New Forest. Organised by the CTC Wessex Cycling. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. Land Rover Day. Land Rovers from pre-production through Series I to III, Discovery, Range Rover, Defenders, military and ‘specials’ are all included in our special day. Land Rover-themed autojumble and machinery sale. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

GOSPORT: Museum Conference Hall, Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower Coffee Shop, Priddys Hard. Midday-4pm. Made with Love Craft Exhibition and Trade Fair. All items are hand-made to a high quality. Including cards, jewellery, paintings and much more. (023) 9250 5600.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 11am. Royal Marine Band Service.

PORTSMOUTH: Bransbury Park, Eastney. 2pm-5pm. Miniature Railway Rides. Portsmouth Model Engineering Society members offer rides on steam and battery-powered locomotives (weather permitting). Rides are 40p for two laps. portsmouthmes.co.uk.


COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4.15pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring volunteer’s paintings and donated paintings and prints. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Glimpses of Hampshire and Sussex in Old Maps and Prints. A selection of ancient and more modern maps and engravings selected by Clive Pugh. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-5.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Portraits and Landscapes: Rediscovering Richard Ubsdell ... marking the bicentenary of this local artist. 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. (023) 9282 7261.