What’s on for Sunday May 19, 2013

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A guide to what’s on around the area today.


PORTSMOUTH: Rose in June, 102, Milton Road. 7pm doors for 8pm. Mirth Control Comedy Club. Featuring: Dave Thompson, Iszi Lawrence, Chris Aston and Omar Hamdi. MC Chris Norton Walker. (023) 9282 4191.


PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 3pm. Music in May. Presented by the Milton Glee Club Choir and the Band of the Hampshire Constabulary. A family concert featuring music from movies, your favourite band numbers and pop classics. Admission £8. (023) 9243 1198.


DENMEAD: All Saints Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 11am-3pm. Denmead Wedding Fair. For all your local wedding day suppliers and a huge selection of creative ideas. Bridal gown catwalk at 1pm down the aisle of the church. Refreshments available all day. Admission £1.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening bingo and quiz night in the lounge.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. Polski Dzieh – Polish Day. A day with Polish dancing, displays and themed talks. Enjoy Polish food and beer, then visit our Tweedsmuir Polish Camp exhibition. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

HAVANT, WATERLOOVILLE and LEIGH PARK: 10am-5pm. May Day Arts Trail. Artists’ Open Studios across the area. Paintings, ceramics, textiles, photography, print making, etc. See brochures on line at maydayartstrail.co.uk, (023) 9246 9104.

PETERSFIELD: Community Centre, Love Lane (GU31 4BW). 10am-midday. Mini Me Market Petersfield. Lots of good quality nearly-new and new bump to teen items for sale, perfect for families to buy a few bargains. Fundraising for Cancer Research UK. Admission £1. minimemarkets.co.uk.

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: Eastney and Milton Allotments at Locksway Road, Milton. 9am-11.30am. Spring Plant Sale. Plus tea/coffee, home-made cakes, raffle, etc. eastneyandmiltonallotments.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Lakeside, North Harbour. 10am-4pm. Dragon Boat Festival. Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Portsmouth and Southsea and Southsea Castle. Plenty to see and do, food outlets, charity marquees and picnic area. No BBQs! Car parking by £2 donation.

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

WEST MEON: West Meon Pub (GU32 1JX). Weekend Motor Cycle Rally. Silly games, bike show. Womble’s Rock Roadshow all weekend. Admission £10, pre-booked; £15 on gate. In aid of Naomi House and Jacksplace. 07864 105 287, 07973 417 342.


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: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Art Trail Artists in Emsworth Museum. Featuring the work of Chris Abel and Jan Copsey. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. 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.


HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Playing for Keeps (12A); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by Gabriele Muccino. Starring: Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel and Noah Lomax. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.


PORTSMOUTH: The Old House At Home, 104, Locksway Road (PO4 8JTR). 6pm-9pm. Mojo Dollar. Playing 60s, mod, beat and soul.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 2pm-6pm. Acoustic Afternoon with Herbie, Keith, Graham and gang. All welcome to listen or join in.

SOUTHSEA: King Street Tavern, 70, King Street. Joel James and Friends. Indie folk. thekingstreettavern.co.uk.

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

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Fureys and Davey Arthur. Admission £20. (023) 9282 8282.

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


PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 2.30pm. Authors of Southsea Guided Walk. In the footsteps of Dickens, Doyle and Kipling. Tickets £3. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Highland Road Cemetery. Midday-4pm. Information Day and Tour (2pm). Chapel opens midday with 250-plus displays. Organised by the Friends of Highland Road Cemetery. Admission £3 for tour. (023) 9266 8657.