What’s on for Friday April 19, 2013

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A guide to what’s on around the area today

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Retro Reflections. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Wolf Cub Club. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Lucy Porter: People Person. Lucy’s brand new show. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

DANCING

COSHAM: St Colman’s Hall, St Colman’s Avenue (PO6 2JJ). 8pm-10.15pm. TPP Dance Club Social Dance. Ballroom, Latin, sequence. Large dance floor. Admission: £3 in advance, £4 on door. 07989 124 089.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £3. (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Methodist Church and Pastoral Centre, 19, High Street. (PO10 7AQ). 1pm-3.30pm. Emsworth Arts and Crafts Market. Come and browse the many arts and crafts made by local people. 07812 938 719.

LEWES: Firle Place, Firle, near Lewes (BN8 6LP). 10am-5pm. The Garden Show in Spring. First of three days of garden therapy: a wide range of plants, gardening products, garden furniture, sculpture, art, gifts and country food in one accessible location. Admission £6, concs. (01243) 538456, thegardenshowonline.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy, Metamorphic Technique and Indian Head Massage. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Admission: £5-£8.

SOBERTON: St Peter’s Church, School Hill. 7pm. Evening to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic. Hosted by Friends of St Peter’s, with refreshments. An illustrated talk by Cdr Rob Scott and an act of remembrance. Admission £7.50, concs. Proceeds to be shared between Friends of St Peter’s and the Royal British Legion. (01489) 877237.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Tony Edsell. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-5pm. Calligraphy in Portsmouth. Exhibition of creative calligraphy by adult education students from Portsmouth College. portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. An exhibition of recent works by local artist Janet Mitchell. Admission free.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: History Centre, Second Floor Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. 9.30am-5pm. A Tale of One City. Displays about the history of the African Women’s Forum, including artefacts from Cameroon, Ghana and Zanazibar. (023) 9281 9311.

FILMS

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. Argo (15); 2.30pm, 7.30-m. Directed by Ben Affleck. Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, Tate Donovan and Kerry Bishé. Admission £3-£4. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Stoker (18); 7pm. USA, 2013. Directed by Chan-wook Park. Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

HAVANT: Wheelwright Arms, 27, Emsworth Road. 9pm. Neandertones.

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club. Featuring: The Nigel Bagge Band. All welcome. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Bridge Tavern Upper Deck, 54, East Street. 7.30pm. Tongue & Grooves Supporters’ Annual Meeting. Followed by entertainment from Janet Ayers and a short reading from ‘This Island City – Portsmouth in Poetry’. 07775 244 573, tongues-and-grooves.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8.30pm. DJ Soul Boots: Northern Soul and Ska Night.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Wickid Grin. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Big Blue Gig Edge Stage. Featuring: Bemis, and The Courtiers. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Mayfield. Funk. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. Lynchpin. Rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Big Blue Gig. All proceeds to the Tom Prince Cancer Trust. Featuring Kojak’s Revenge, Bog Rolling Stones, Bemis, The Fliks and The Courtiers. Plus Wolf Cub Club DJs till late. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 7.30pm. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol. Comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr, presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission: £6. 07502 037 922.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Charley’s Aunt. Farce by Brandon Thomas, presented by Creative Cow. Admission: £13-£24.50 concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Hairspray. Starring Mark Benton, Lucy Benjamin, Marcus Collins and Freya Sutton. Admission: £20-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 1pm, 4pm. Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. Packed full of games, songs and laughter, live on stage for the very first time. Admission £11.50-£15.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Scorched. A moving, Oscar-nominated thriller with twists and turns, set in war-torn Lebanon, that will keep you guessing to the final denouement. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. West Side Story. Presented by SJ Theatre Productions. Admission £16, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk..