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A guide to what’s on around the area today

CLUBBING

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7pm-10.30pm. Snap Dance Night. An alcohol and drugs free dance night for young people between 11 and 16. Admission £6. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Secret Society. With special guest Happy Hardcore. Admission £4 in advance, more on door. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.

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

COMEDY

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. John Shuttleworth: Out of our Sheds. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Admission: £17, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

DANCING

PORTCHESTER: New Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom, sequence, old tyme, etc. Come and dance the afternoon away. Refreshments available. Admission £2.50. (023) 9278 9124.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Club Disco, Key Draw and Meat Draw. hillparkclub.co.uk 01329 280782. 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.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. The Lawrence Archive: a window onto our past. Celebrating over 100 years of photography by J C Lawrence & Sons. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (12A); 7pm. New Zealand/USA, 2012. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Benedict Cumberbatch. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

LAVANT: Memorial Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Concert. Featuring Micky Page and Charlie. Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

MILTON: The Old House at Home, 104, Locksway Road. 8.30pm. Forever Queen. A Queen tribute band playing all your Queen favourites.

PORTSMOUTH: Kitsch N D’Or Restaurant, 37, Eldon Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Sweet ’n’ Hot. Jazz duo (vocal and piano). (023) 9286 1519.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. ZZ Tops. Admission: £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Stone Free. 70s rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Ska Two-Tone Double Bill: Orange Street/ It Must Be Madness. Tribute bands. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Scallywags. WWII: threatened with invasion, Britain finds a splendid solution. Presented by Soop Comedy Theatre. Admission £10, (concs. £9) 01420 472 664..

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Yes, Prime Minister. Written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 11.30am, 2pm. Suitcase Circus. Meet an anarchic sock. Part of the Youth Arts Festival. Admission: £7.50, concs. 8pm. Closer. A brutal portrayal of modern-day sexual politics. Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. A new production. Admission: £22-£52. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Diary of Anne Frank. Presented by One Off Productions. Admission £8-£12, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Delphi: Bellybutton of the Ancient World. Talk by BBC4’s Dr Michael Scott. Admission £9, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

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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