Your guide to What's On in the area between April 25 and May 1

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THEATRE

THE ANVIL, BASINGSTOKE (Box Office 01256 844244) Return of The Grumpy Old Women, 8pm. Wednesday.

An Evening with Pam Ayres (pictured), 7.45pm. May 1.

THE HAYMARKET, BASINGSTOKE, (Box Office 01256 844244), The Devil at Midnight. May 1-3.

CENTRAL STUDIO, BASINGSTOKE (Box Office 01256 418318) Peter and the Wolf (children’s theatre), 11am. Saturday.

Showstoppers! 7.30pm. Tuesday & Wednesday.

THEATRE ROYAL, WINCHESTER (Box Office 01962 840 440) Morecambe. Friday & Saturday.

Birdsong. Until May 3.

Dogs Don’t Do Ballet (children’s theatre), 11.30am & 2pm. Sunday.

 

THE LIGHTS, ANDOVER (Box Office 01264 368368) The Witches of Eastwick. April 29-May 3.

WATERMILL THEATRE, NEWBURY (Box Office 01635 46044) Sense and Sensibility. Until May 10.

SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE, SALISBURY (Box Office 01722 320 333) Betty Blue Eyes. Until May 17.

THE MILL AT SONNING, SONNING EYE, READING (Box Office 0118 969 8000) Enchanted April. Until May 17.

YVONNE ARNAUD THEATRE, GUILDFORD (Box Office 01483 44000) Black Coffee. Until Saturday.

H.M.S. Pinafore. Until May 3.

Pirate Gran. Tuesday & Wednesday.

David Copperfield (Mill Studio) Until Saturday.

A (midsummer night’s) Dream, age five to 11. May 1-3.

THE MAYFLOWER, SOUTHAMPTON (Box Office 023 8071 1811) West Side Story. Until May 3.

 

MUSIC

African Children’s Choir, 7pm-8.30pm, Aldworth School, Western Way, Basingstoke. Friday.

“It’s A Vinyl Thing”, from 8.30pm, The Tea Bar, London Street, Basingstoke. Saturday.

Old Skool Classics, Friday; R & B + UK G, Saturday, Plush Lounge Bar, Wote Street, Basingstoke.

Swing Unlimited All Stars Big Band, 7.30pm, The Haymarket, Basingstoke. Saturday.

Hampshire County Youth Orchestra, 7.30pm, The Anvil, Basingstoke. Saturday.

Surmayee Shaam, 6pm, The Haymarket, Basingstoke. Sunday.

Choir of the Year 2014 Auditions, The Anvil, Basingstoke. Sunday.

Afternoon Tea & Jazz – tea for two costs £20, The Tea Bar, London Street, Basingstoke. Sunday.

Family Evening with Cafe Vivo – live music, 7pm-9.30pm, The Tea Bar, London Street, Basingstoke. Sunday.

Maxim Vengerov and Oxford Philomusica, 7.45pm, The Anvil, Basingstoke. Tuesday.

Let’s Hang On, 7.45pm, Princes Hall, Aldershot. Friday.

The Tiddly Kinks + The Small Fakers, The Brook, Southampton. Friday.

Thank You For The Music, 8pm, The Hexagon, Reading. Saturday.

Showaddywaddy, Camberley Theatre, Camberley. Saturday.

Wille and the Bandits, 8pm, The Lights, Andover. Saturday.

T.Rextasy, The Brook, Southampton. Saturday.

Solid Silver 60s Show, 8pm, The Hexagon. Tuesday.

English Chamber Orchestra, 7.30pm, The Hexagon. Wednesday.

Ben Poole Band, Cellar Bar, Farnham Maltings, Farnham. May 1.

 

COMEDY

Friday Night Comedy, 8pm, The Tea Bar, London Street, Basingstoke. Friday.

Unum presents Charity Comedy Roadshow, 7.30pm-11.30pm, Audleys Wood Hotel, Alton Road, Basingstoke. Tickets £10, from BasingstokeCSR@unum.co.uk or call Kieran on 01256 301072 for information. Wednesday

Jan Jack's Laughter House – Comedy Club, 7.30pm-11.30pm, Red Lion Hotel, London Street, Basingstoke. May 1.

Comedy Club, Camberley Theatre, Camberley. Friday.

Craig Campbell - Thrilling Mic Hunt! 8pm, South Street, Reading. Friday

Matt Richardson – Hometown Hero Tour 2014, 8pm, South Street, Reading. May 1.

Frank Skinner: Man In a Suit, 7.30pm, The Hexagon, Reading. May 1.

Mark Thomas: 100 Acts of Minor Dissent, 7.45pm, Corn Exchange, Newbury. May 1.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Art from the Heart – An exhibition of work produced by the children and families supported by Sebastian’s Action Trust through art therapy sessions and workshops – from 10am, The Willis Museum, Basingstoke. Until May 10.

Paul Kidby Discworld and Beyond – this exhibition showcases the wonderful book covers and illustrations for Pratchett’s novels – The Willis Museum, Basingstoke. Until June 28.

‘Spinning a Yarn – Weaving a Story’ with Janet Steer, Whitchurch Silk Mill, Winchester Street, Whitchurch. Until May 31.

Kennet Valley Spinners and Weavers, Whitchurch Silk Mill, Winchester Street, Whitchurch. Saturday & Sunday.

Deft Fingers Art & Craft Exhibition & Fair, 10.30am-4pm, Pamber Heath Village Hall. Saturday.

 

FAMILY FUN

Lego Lost World Zoo, Milestones Museum, Basingstoke Leisure Park. Until Sunday.

Paper Planets, for children aged five and over. Create stunning but simple planets made with only a few clever cutting and folding techniques using a variety of coloured paper – Drop in between 1pm and 3pm, Basingstoke Discovery Centre, Festival Place. Free event. Saturday.

Cirque Normandie, 11am & 3pm, Four Marks School, Five Lanes End, Four Marks, near Alton. For tickets see friendsoffourmarks.wix.com/cirque-normandie. Saturday.

 

OUT AND ABOUT

Rotary Garden & Craft Fair, starting at 10am, at Milestones Museum, Basingstoke Leisure Park. Sunday.

Woofs and Wellies – you can choose to follow one of three routes. A five-mile, eight-mile and a challenging 12-mile route! Whichever route you decide we promise you a mixture of fantastic trails, beautiful scenery – Walkers set off between 9.30am and 11.30am from Home Farm, Earl of Portsmouth Estate, Farleigh Wallop. Call 01256 848848 to register or visit stmichaelshospice.org. Sunday.

Dummer Golf Club is hosting The Jamega Pro Golf Tour – come along on the day to see these talented players. Admittance is free. Monday & Tuesday.

 

OTHER EVENTS

Free Film Screening: Philomena (12A), 2pm, Basingstoke Discovery Centre, Festival Place. May 1.

Friday Craft Club, 10am-1pm, Basingstoke Discovery Centre, Festival Place. Friday.

 

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