What’s On for Friday August 17, 2012

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

CLUBBING

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

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm. Instant Soop. Admission: £8 in advance, £10 on door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Ron Vaudry, Arnab Chandra, plus special guest. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10, Maurepas Way. 7.30pm. Banter Comedy Club. Featuring: Felix Dexter, plus full support. Admission £7 in advance, £9 on door. (023) 9225 6823, wegottickets.com.

DANCING

FAREHAM: 24/7 Fitness, Downend Road (PO16 8TS). 8.15pm-10.15pm. Social Dancing. Latin, ballroom and sequence dances. Admission £5. 07818 403 290, dizzyfeet.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-5pm. The World at Fort Nelson. Discover how many countries are represented in our collection. Also Fort Nelson in WW1. Themed activities for all the family. (01329) 233734.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10.30am, 11.30am. Sophia and The Snail Theatre Show. A fast and funny tale about one little girl’s journey towards overcoming here biggest fears. Admission £5 for performance and storytime. Must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

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: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10.30am. Gallery Tour: A Tale of One City. Gain further insight into the exhibition with the museum’s specialist staff. Admission: £3, concs. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Somerstown Adventure Playground, Waterloo Street (PO5 4HS). Midday-4pm. Somerstown Mini Games. Varied races throughout the day with medals being awarded to the winners by Cllr Rob Woods. All welcome. Free entry. Barbecue, cake stall, inflatable, stocks and much more.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandy Veterans. A chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. Please check to confirm the veterans are in attendance on the day. (023) 9282 7261.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Val Carter who paints in a variety of media and genre. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Emsworth People Through Seven Decades. A thorough and fascinating picture of Emsworth, its people, businesses and buildings in the 19th century. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-4pm. Gosport Camera Club Exhibition. Stunning images carefully selected from the best photographs by Gosport Camera Club members. Admission free. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-5.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 10am-5.30pm. John Robinson Watercolours. Paintings of variety of subject matter, but the majority are of local scenes, especially the Downs.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Portraits and Landscapes: Rediscovering Richard Ubsdell ... marking the bicentenary of this local artist. A Tale of One City ... exploring the links between Charles Dickens and life in Portsmouth today. 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.

GIGS

GOSPORT: The Vine, 64, Stoke Road (PO12 1PA) 9pm. If Six Were Nine. Hendrix tribute. (023) 9250 4547.

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club. Featuring: Lazy Lester with the Pete Harris Band. All welcome. Admission: £15. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. Joe Butt.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.30pm-11pm. Big Brother Soul/The Flicks.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Force Four. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Surrey Arms, 1-3, Surrey Street (PO1 1JT). 9pm. Eight Foot Yeti. Soft rock band. (023) 9282 7120.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Five By Five.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Money For Nothing. Dire Straits tribute. Admission: £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.15pm, 7.30pm. Heartbreak House. By George Bernard Shaw. Starring Derek Jacobi. Admission: £15-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Surprises. A new comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Soldiers. Admission £26. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Three Men in a Boat. Classic tale by Jerome K Jerome, presented by the Original Theatre Company. Admission: £13-£23.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

TITCHFIELD: Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. The Comedy of Errors. Shakespeare’s furiously paced comedy will have you laugh out loud. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

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 Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

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