What’s on for Friday February 21, 2014

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A guide to what’s on around the area today

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-late. Zetan Spore live ... psy trance. Admission free before 8pm, £5 after. (023) 9229 6352.

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

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 10pm-2am. Hot Box is back! (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Legends and Stories. Featuring works by Dvořák, Chausson, and Saint-Saëns. Conductor: José Serebrier. Soloist: Rachel Kolly d’Alba (violin). Admission £15-£25. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 9am-9pm. Portsmouth Music Festival: Brass (solo classes). Admission £3-£5, concs. portsmouthmusicfestival.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 11.30am, 2.30pm. Blast Off. The Noisy Animals are the biggest band in the world. They are about to blast off into outer space on a mission to find their brand new sound for their latest hit album. For ages four plus. Admission £7. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10.30am-4pm. Victorian Life at Fort Nelson: Childhood. Access to three Victorian-themed areas: the schoolroom; play time; and crafty corner. Suitable for ages three to 12. Admission £4 per child (on door). (01329) 233 734, royalarmouries.org.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-3pm (break for lunch). Drum Runners: jungle songs and rhythms drumming workshop. Make a music track in a fun and accessible way. Suitable for ages five plus. Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult. Admission £5, must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6.15pm-9.20pm. Meditation, Reiki Therapy, Seichen, also Metamorphic Technique. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Donation £2 to £6.

PORTSMOUTH: Menuhin Room, Central Library, Guildhall Square. 9.40am-8.30pm. Portsmouth Music Festival: Vocal. Admission £3-£5, concs. portsmouthmusicfestival.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Dockyard. 10.30am-midday. Baby Cabin Club. Baby sessions specially tailored for really little people up to 18 months old. Bring them along for a variety of fun activities linked to our exhibitions, including rhyme time, soft play and multisensory investigation. (023) 9289 4558.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-4.30pm. Wild at White’s Antarctic Adventures. Discover the frozen Antarctic this half-term with family fun activities at Gilbert White’s. Prepare for an expedition into our 30 acres of garden and parkland to find the six species of Antarctic penguin, before exploring the Scott Antarctic Expedition in our galleries . (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Meet Normandy Veterans (11am-3pm). Please check on the day of your visit in they will be in attendance. (023) 9282 6722.

SOUTHSEA: Natural History Museum, Cumberland House, Eastern Parade. Midday-3pm. Walk on the Wild Side! Join nature’s classroom and get up close to some of their exotic live animals! Everyone welcome. Admission free, no need to book, just drop in. (023) 9283 4744.

SWANMORE: Hill Farm House, Droxford Road (SO32 2PY). 5.30pm-9.30pm. Snowdrops by Candlelight. Join us for mulled wine and hot refreshments on this magical walk. Admission £10 in advance, £12 on door, to include refreshments. In aid of The Rowans Hospice. Gifts and plants for sale. (01489) 878722, (023) 9238 2433, 07803 299 973, 07977 480 216.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Acorn Centre, 3, The Kestrels, Wecock (PO8 9UU). 9.30am-midday. Table Top Sale. Variety of sellers offering great bargains. Tables cost £3.50. (023) 9225 8423, acorncentre.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Open Art Exhibition. A chance to see some of the best work by our local artists in an exhibition displaying a variety of styles and media. Visitors are invited to vote for their favourite piece. Both the visitors’ choice and the Rotarians’ choice are awarded prizes. Sponsored by the Gosport Rotary Club and Southern Co-operative. Free Admission . (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays (PO1 3BF). 11am-4pm. Creating Balance, the result of a year-long collaborative project initiated by Portsmouth University. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. 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.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Turbo 2D (U); 3pm. Animation directed by David Soren. Featuring the voices of: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti and Maya Rudolph. The Railway Man (15); 8pm. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Hiroyuki Sanada. (01428) 642161 for further details.

LISS: Triangle Centre, Mill Road. Film Festival Children’s Matinee: The Water Horse (PG); 2.30pm doors for 3pm. Directed by: Jay Russell. Starring: Emily Watson, David Morrissey and Alex Etel. Admission: £5 adults, £2.50 children. Film Festival Beer and Wine Night: Rush (15); 6.45pm doors for 7.30pm. Directed by: Ron Howard. Starring: Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde. Admission: £6 in advance, £7 on door. (01730) 301000.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Railway Man (15); 7pm. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Hiroyuki Sanada. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GARDENS

WINCHESTER: Little Court, Crawley. 2pm-5pm. Garden Open. A traditional walled country garden. There are seven sections divided by old flint walls with many rustic seats throughout. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: Pallant Suite, South Pallant. 6.30pm doors for 7.45pm-10.15pm. Chichester Jazz Club. Featuring Heather Cairncross and David Newton. All welcome. Admission £12. (01243) 776001/380910, chichesterjazzclub.co.uk.

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95, North Street. 9pm. Disco with Bex.

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club. Featuring Kat & Co. All welcome. Admission £12.50. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. The Phony Stones/Wishlist. Tribute bands. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.45pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Shearer Arms, 72, Shearer Road. 9pm. The Helter Skelter Band. Playing rock hits.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Spike’s Legendary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Nothing Yet (ex Running On Empty).

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Wild Smiles. Plus Dead Rabbits; and Fever. Admission £5. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Smokin’ Prophets. Plus Velvetine; and Kempes. Admission £4. Followed by Wolf Cub Club till 2am. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Skunk Funk. Soul/funk band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. T-Rextasy/The Men From Montgomery. Tribute bands. Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Duets. An examination of the chaotic world of love, relationships and why the grass is never greener. Admission £9, concs. (01420) 472 664.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Bizet’s Carmen. Presented by the Russian State Ballet and Opera House. Sung in French with English surtitles. Admission: £34-£36, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Community Centre, Hayling Park, Station Road, West Town (PO11 0HB). 7pm. Aristocats. Musical presented by Hayling Youngsters. Admission £8. (023) 9246 7545.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. War Horse. The powerful and uplifting story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. Admission £20-£52, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. 51 Shades of Maggie. One woman’s (slightly bruising) search for Mr Right. Admission £19.50-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Mother Goose. An eggceptional family pantomime presented by The Phoenix Players. Admission: £8, concs. 08454 676 462.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. The Pub Quiz. The play uncovers the complex relationships, foibles, opinions and arguments of those taking part in this unique new play by Steve Harris. The audience won’t be left out as they have to take part in the quiz too. Admission: £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Lane. 7.15pm. Treasure Island. Original pantomime written by Maureen Taylor and presented by Titchfield Panto Players. Admission £6.50, concs. (01329) 842933 for tickets.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Musical presented by Encore Youth Theatre. Admission £13.50, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.