What’s On for Friday April 20, 2012

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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.

TODAY

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-late. It’s A Sin. With residents DJ Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Ian Smith and Fin Taylor. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

DANCING

COSHAM, St Colman’s Hall, St Colman’s Avenue. 8pm-10.15pm. Ballroom and Sequence Social Dance. Large dance floor. Tea/ coffee available. Admission £4. 07989 124 089.

EVENTS

GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 10.30am-midday. Reading Group for People with a Visual Impairment. We provide the books in large print, on tape or CD and you enjoy the discussion! Free. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc for further details.

PORTSMOUTH, Eastney Community Centre Arts Café, Bransbury Park. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Candlelit Book Evening. Bring along your favourite book. Free copies of books will be given away as part of World Book Night. 07799 738 530. (023) 9286 4306, eastneycommunitycentre.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

PORTSMOUTH, Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Take Five Workshop: Mindfulness or Autopilot in our Daily Lives. With Carolyn Barber. Includes strategies and exercises for good mental health. Admission £10, in advance or on door. (023) 9286 4306, meetrelaxlearncreate.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM, B Level coffee shop, QA Hospital. 10-4 Mon-Fri, 2-4 Sat-Sun. Belinda acrylics, flowers and pets.

PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth College, Tangier Road, Copnor. 10am-3pm. Creative Textile Exhibition. Featuring original work by adult education students. (023) 9266 7521.

PORTSMOUTH, Aspex Gallery 2, Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 6pm-8pm. New Creatives. A showcase of creative works by young people from seven local FE and Sixth Form colleges. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (closed Mondays). No Place Like Pompey. An exhibition looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (not Mondays). Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth. . (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (closed Mondays). The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, Richard Lancelyn Green’s Bequest. . (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Shoulder to Shoulder. An exhibition of 100 photos from the front line. (023) 9281 9385, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.

FILMS

HASLEMERE, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. The Woman in Black. (12A); 8pm. Directed by: James Watkins. Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciar Hinds and Janet McTeer. Admission £5.50-£7.50, concs. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

CHICHESTER, Pallant Suite, South Pallant. 6.30pm doors for 7.45pm–10.15pm. Chichester Jazz Club. Featuring The Sophie Smith Quartet. Admission £10. (01243) 776001.

FAREHAM, Hill Park MWM Club. Robi Lee Disco.

FAREHAM, Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Vin Garbutt. Folk. Admission £12.50, concs. (01329) 223100, box office.

HAVANT, Wheelwrights, Emsworth Road. 8.45pm. Woody Jam Band. . (023) 9248 3365.

HAVANT, The Westleigh, Martin Road, West Leigh. 8.30pm. Pink Floyd 2.

NORTH BOARHUNT, North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. 8.30pm. Boarhunt Blues Club. Featuring the John O’Leary Band. All welcome. Admission £12.50. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

PORTSMOUTH, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Ricky Tick. Funk, soul DJs. (023) 9238 2888.

PORTSMOUTH, Alma Arms, Highland Road, Eastney. 8pm-late. Karaoke with Chris. . 07746 725 948.

PORTSMOUTH, Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. The Silhouettes, 7.30pm; Mighty Z All Stars, 8pm; Hotsteppers, 9pm; The Majestic, 10pm-midnight.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, Fountain Inn, The Green. 8.30pm. Kick Out The Jams. . (023) 9241 2291.

SOUTHAMPTON, The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Limehouse Lizzy. . Admission £14 advance, £16 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA, Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 8.30pm-11pm. Live Jazz. Featuring: the Milton James Hot Four. (023) 9275 5944.

SOUTHSEA, The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. Junk Star Baby. Acoustic/ vocal duo. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Translated by Michael Frayn and starring Roger Allam, Dervla Kirwan and Timothy West. Admission £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7pm. The Way of the World. Comedy by William Congreve, starring Penelope Keith. Admission £14-£33. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

HAVANT, The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Cymbeline. By William Shakespeare, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. Rock Challenge. A memorable and life-changing event for schools, teachers, communities and young people alike. The Rock Challenge welcomes any school who wants to be involved!. Admission £11. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 5pm, 8.30pm. Dirty Dancing. The classic story on stage. Admission £19.50-£48.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Doctor in the House. Starring: Joe Pasquale and Robert Powell. Admission £15-£24.50. (023) 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA, St Peter’s Theatre, Fraser Road. 7.30pm. Love Letters: a show for charity. A musical show for the Rowans Hospice by Malcolm Chewter and local performers. Admission £5-£7. 07958 769 202.

TITCHFIELD, St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!. Dario Fo’s throught-provoking political satire. Admission £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER, Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. The Barber of Seville. By Rossini. Presented by Opera Up Close in a new English version by Robin Norton-Hale. With piano accompaniment. Admission £17.50, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA, meet Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront Walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

TOMORROW

CHURCH SERVICES

OLD PORTSMOUTH, St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 5pm. Evensong. Sung by Petertide

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Evolution. A new rock culture, featuring: Belligerence, Obsessive Compulsive, Velvetine, Deathhead. Plus Evolution DJs till 2am. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

COSHAM, St Philip’s Church, Hawthorn Crescent. 7.30pm. Celebration Concert of Music and Song. Enjoy an evening of classics and prom-style popular classics. Bunting and flags welcome. Admission £5. (023) 9237 7019, 07748 303 292.

PETERSFIELD, St Peter’s Church, The Square. 7.30pm. Motoki Hirai (piano) in concert. Programme includes works by Mozart, Liszt, Chopin and Motoki Hirai. In aid of the Japan Society Tohoku Earethquake Relief Fund. Admission £10 (£8 students). (01730) 261199 for tickets.

WATERLOOVILLE, Hart Plain Church, Hart Plain Avenue. 7:30pm. Denmead Brass Spring Concert. Traditional brass band feat. trombone and cornet players who recently won awards at a regional quartet competition. Admission £7.50. (01329) 289674.

DANCING

PAULSGROVE, Community Centre, Marsden Road. 8pm-11pm. Saturday Ballroom Dance. Plus some sequence dancing. BYO, no wet bar. Admission £4. (023) 9273 3393, 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Wedding Hair Accessories Workshop. Great ideas and learn how to create your own wedding (or prom) hair accessories. Must be booked in advance. Admission £7 pp. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

GOSPORT, Abbeyfield, Privett Farmhouse, 138, Privett Road. 2pm-5pm. Spring Fayre. Lots of stalls: raffle, tombola, plants, books, etc. Plus entertainment from the Castle Bell Ringers, bouncy castle, etc

HAVANT, The Spring, East Street. 11am-1pm. Grow, Make and Swap: an eco swap social. Swap your produce, quality clothes, kitchen goods, bric-a-brac or books, etc. No money exchanged!. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAVANT, meet outside The Spring, East Street. 9.15am. Cycle ride to Trotton and Petworth. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND, United Reformed Church, Small Hall, Hollow Lane. 9.30am. Coffee Morning. Organised by Hayling Support Group for the Rowans Hospice. (023) 9246 4683.

PORTSMOUTH, St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 10.30am. Coffee Morning. . (023) 9229 3020.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 2pm-4.30pm. A Mutual Friend Creative Workshop. Local poets Denise Bennett and Maggie Sawkins will lead you through the Dickens’ exhibition and help you kickstart your ideas into pieces of writing. Email tonguesgrooves@care2.com to reserve a place. Admission £5. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM, B Level coffee shop, QA Hospital. 10-4 Mon-Fri, 2-4 Sat-Sun. Belinda acrylics, flowers and pets.

EMSWORTH, Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. 1000 Years of Worship: St Thomas A’Becket Church, Warblington. Saxon church, rebuilt in the 13th century and restored in Victorian times and again recently following a fire in 2011. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

PORTCHESTER, Health Centre/Library Foyer, West Street. 9.30am-1pm. Portchester Past and Present. An exhibition of photographs presented by the Portchester Civic Society. (023) 9238 2778.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (closed Mondays). No Place Like Pompey. An exhibition looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (not Mondays). Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth. . (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (closed Mondays). The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, Richard Lancelyn Green’s Bequest. . (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Shoulder to Shoulder. An exhibition of 100 photos from the front line. (023) 9281 9385, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Aspex Gallery 2, Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 6pm-8pm. New Creatives. A showcase of creative works by young people from seven local FE and Sixth Form colleges. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM, Hill Park MWM Club. Greggi G Band. . Admission £4 members; £7 guests

GOSPORT, Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1pm-1am. Gosport Soul Club All Dayer. Thirteen DJs. Admission £10. (023) 9251 0012.

HASLEMERE, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 8pm. The Phil Beer Band. . (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH, Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. Bemis, 8pm; Pete Christie, 9pm; Bemis featuring Pete Christie, 10pm-late.

PORTSMOUTH, Old Canal, Shirley Avenue, Eastney. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes. 50s and 60s music. All welcome

PORTSMOUTH, Coach and Horses, London Road. Stolen.

PORTSMOUTH, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Sensible Blues. Rocky blues with Matt Little. (023) 9238 2888.

PORTSMOUTH, Bulldog Function Room, Alma Arms, Highland Road, Eastney. 8.30pm-late. Mitchell. . 07746 725 948.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, Fountain Inn, The Green. 8.30pm. Dragonfly. . (023) 9241 2291.

SOUTHAMPTON, The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Lee Memphis King. . Admission £14 advance, £16 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA, The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. Skunk Funk. Rock/ funk band. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Translated by Michael Frayn and starring Roger Allam, Dervla Kirwan and Timothy West. Admission £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.15pm, 7.30pm. The Way of the World. Comedy by William Congreve, starring Penelope Keith. Admission £15-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

HAVANT, The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Cymbeline. By William Shakespeare, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. Rock Challenge. A memorable and life-changing event for schools, teachers, communities and young people alike. The Rock Challenge welcomes any school who wants to be involved!. Admission £11. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Dirty Dancing. The classic story on stage. Admission £19.50-£48.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Doctor in the House. Starring: Joe Pasquale and Robert Powell. Admission £15-£24.50. (023) 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA, St Peter’s Theatre, Fraser Road. 7.30pm. Love Letters: a show for charity. A musical show for the Rowans Hospice by Malcolm Chewter and local performers. Admission £5-£7. 07958 769 202.

TITCHFIELD, St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!. Dario Fo’s throught-provoking political satire. Admission £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER, Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. The Barber of Seville. By Rossini. Presented by Opera Up Close in a new English version by Robin Norton-Hale. With piano accompaniment. Admission £17.50, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

BORDEAN, Bordean Corner (GR 827247). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A nine-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.40am. All welcome. (01730) 269253.