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Calamity Jane, Kings Theatre – 24th – 28th April

South Downe Musical Society bring to Kings the show made famous by icon Doris Day. Telling the story of ‘Calam’, who dresses like a man, carries a gun and drives the Deadwood City stage coach, Calamity Jane is hilarious and heart-warming.

New Creatives Aspex Art Gallery – 21st April – 6th May

Showcasing the work of young people from 7 further education and sixth form colleges in Portsmouth, this event is organised by the University of Portsmouth and is part of What next for culture in Portsmouth season at Aspex and demonstrates the wealth of artistic talent within the Portsmouth area.

Authors of Southsea, City Museum – 29th April, 2.30pm

For those literature lovers among us, as well as the fact that it is Dicken bicentenary year, we can’t forget the other famous authors whose imaginations have been stirred by our city. On this guided tour you can follow in Dickens’ footsepts as well as the likes of H.G Wells, Arthurs Conan Doyle and Rudyard Kipling.

The Heavy Horse Show, Castle Field – 5th – 7th May

This immensely popular event has been held annually for the last 27 years on Southsea seafront and attracts 5,000 to 10,000 people on each day who come to see the Obstacle Driving Championship (which runs on the Sunday) and the Heavy Horse Parade and scurry driving challenge which takes place on Monday 7th May.

Photo Society End of Year Exhibition – 1st – 5th May

A two week showcase of the University of Portsmouth’s Film and Photo Society’s best work at Bonzo Studio, 57 Albert Rd.. All work is of a high quality, professionally printed and available for sale at reasonable prices. Opening night party on 1st with food and meet and greet with the photographers.