What’s on for Friday August 23, 2013

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A guide to what’s on around the area today.

CLUBBING

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

MILTON: Milton Arms, 7pm-1.30am. Northern Lights – a night of drum and bass. Tickets £12.

CONCERTS

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church, Green Road, Alverstoke. 12.30pm-1.15pm. Lunchtime Organ Recital. With Katharine Dienes-Williams from Guildford Cathedral. Admission £4/£3.50.

DANCING

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

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-3pm. Pirates and Parrots Workshops. Flying Parrot (for five to seven year olds) with Ruth Cargill. Pirate Ship Models (for eight to 12 year olds) with Ed Owen-Jones of ‘Dragon Armoury’. Cost £15.50 per day. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Victory Gallery, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-12.30pm. Telescope Tales. Explore the world under the sea. Under-fives (accompanied by an adult) can take part in craft, dressing up and story time. Free sessions, no ticket required.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandie Veterans. A chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. Please telephone on the day to confirm that the veterans will be here. (023) 9282 8068.

EXHIBITIONS

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

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Silver Anniversary Celebrations. Celebrating the history and growth of the museum which opened on July 29, 1988. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTCHESTER: Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Exhibition of Works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original water colour paintings and fine art prints: wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, etc. flynnspaintings.com.

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: The Lodge Arts Centre, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Park Life. Paintings and photographs based in the natural world and life in our parks and gardens. (023) 9287 0880.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Monsters University 2D (U); 3pm. Animated adventure. Now You See Me (12A); 8pm. Directed by Louis Leterrier. Cast includes: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Michael Caine. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Caribbean Night. With Sweet Soul Simmi Limbo.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Matt O’Neil. Live lounge acoustic.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. The Smyths. Admission £10. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. The Five Beats. Pop covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. By Bertolt Brecht. Starring Henry Goodman as Arturo Ui. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £16-£40, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. National Youth Ballet of Great Britain Showcase. Programme includes: Toad (based on The Wind in the Willows); Small House of Uncle Thomas (from The King and I); and Impressions of Sophie (Edwardian parlour music). Admission: £17.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. A Railway Journey. Two one-act plays: Still Life by Noël Coward and The Railway Siding by Jonathon Holloway. Presented by Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society as part of the Hayling Billy 50 celebrations. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Richard III. The luckless brother drowned in a butt of malmsey wine, the two young nephews brutally murdered in the Tower, the kingdom offered for a horse – just three of the events in this gripping Shakespeare’s English tragedy, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £11, concs. (01329) 556156.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 7pm. An Evening with Lois Pryce: Alaska to Argentina by Motorcycle. An illustrated talk. Admission: £10. Dress Code, Albert Road, for tickets. 07825 872 127.

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.