What’s On for Friday July 5, 2013

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

FRIDAY, JULY 5

COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. The Phoenix Theatre Comedy Club Pre-Edinburgh Festival. See some of the next generation of comedy greats trying out their festival routines. Admission £10, concs. (01420) 472 664.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm. Thunderdome. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-2.30am. It’s A Sin. With resident DJs Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Sean Collins, Fredrik Anderson, plus a special guest. Compére Joe Wells. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Methodist Church and Pastoral Centre, 19, High Street. (PO10 7AQ). 1pm-3.30pm. Emsworth Arts and Crafts Market. Come and browse the many arts and crafts made by local people. 07812 938 719.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6.15pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy and Indian Head Massage. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Admission: £5-£8.

SOUTH HARTING: British Legion Hall, Church Lane. 11am-midday. Harting Village Market. Local produce and craft stalls. Home baking, cards, knitwear, jewellery, woodwork, home wares, gifts and more.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Harbour View. Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter returns with his new exhibition featuring new watercolours, oils and drawings inspired by the many ships and yachts visiting Portsmouth Harbour. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PETERSFIELD: The Physic Garden, 16, High Street. 10am-4.30pm. Tantalising Textiles. Exhibition by Phoenix Stitchers.

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: Zodiac Gallery, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-6pm. Spice Island Artist Exhibition, Portsmouth Festivities. Come and view pieces by winners of the Portsmouth Festivities Spice Island Art Trail. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

FILMS

LIPHOOK: Millennium Hall Cinema, 2-10, Ontario Way. Life of Pi (PG); 8pm. Directed by Ang Lee. Starring: Tobey Maguire, Tabu, Irrfan Khan and Suraj Shama. Admission £5, concs. (01428) 723889.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Drew McConnell (acoustic). Singer-songwriter. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Absolute Zero. Rock covers band. rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Double Deuce. Rock guitar heaven! (023) 9229 5195.

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. 8.30pm. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Roadshow. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 1.30pm, 7pm. Peter Pan: or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. A new musical version by Philip Glasborow. Admission: £12, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. From the Globe Theatre: Twelfth Night. Shakespeare’s comedy. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. 84 Charing Cross Road. Play presented by HumDrum. Admission £0, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Twelfth Night 1920s Musical. Shakespeare’s comedy is set to the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. Admission: £12, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Dreamboats and Petticoats. Featuring some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock n Roll era. Admission £24-£29. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Comedy, thought to be Shakespeare’s earliest surviving play, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £11. (01329) 556156.

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.

SATURDAY, JULY 6

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 10pm. Funkt*If*Ino Residents’ Special. Featuring The Free Style Funk Collective. Admission free before 11pm, £5 after. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Christchurch Methodist and United Reformed Church, Old Market Avenue (PO19 1SW). Solent Male Voice Choir in concert. With special guests: The Sandgate Singers and The Trillers. An evening of singing, music and laughter in aid of local branches of Parkinson’s and Multiple Sclerosis Society. Admission £7.50, concs (inc refreshments). (01243) 545706, 573452.

EAST MEON: All Saints Church, Church Road. 8pm. Coral Compline by Candlelight. Sung by The Rosemary Consort. Music by Sheppard, Rheinberger and Victoria. Retiring collection in aid of the 2013 Project in aid of the Bone Cancer Research Trust. (01730) 776312.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Havant Symphony Orchestra in concert. Soloist Anna-Liisa Bezrodny. Conductor Tom Hammond. Performing works by Berlioz, Ravel, Glazunov, Borodin and Bizet. Admission £8-£20, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 7.30pm. Three Choirs Spectacular. The Renaissance Choir, Baroque Choir and Portsmouth Cathedral Choir perform Tallis’ motet Spem in Alium with Striggio’s Ecce Beatam Lucem and the Mass Ecco Si Beato Giorno. renaissancechoir.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Classical Extravaganza. Programme includes a selection of the best ever classical music. Admission £14-£24. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

EVENTS

CLANFIELD: Hyden Farm, Hyden Farm Lane (PO8 0SD). 10am-3pm. Open Day/Food Event. Featuring a selection of local producers and of course the farm for people to visit! There will be a tractor ride around the field and activities for children to partake in, along with refreshments and cream teas. Admission £5/car.

EMSWORTH: Community Centre, Church Path. 10am-1pm. Emsworth Crafts 2013. A dozen or so local crafts people display their goods in the community centre. Gods include textiles, glass, jewellery, pottery, cards, wickerwork, etc.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 11am-midday. Creepy House Storytime Special. Listen to our spooky stories and then make some scary finger puppets. Suitable for under-10s accompanied by an adult. Free, no need to book, but places limited (023) 9252 3463.

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-2pm. Farmers’ Market. Sample before you buy from the people who actually produce, and taste the difference in quality whilst supporting your local farming and rural community.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10.30am-3pm. Unique Makers’ Market. Handmade art, craft and food market. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor. 3.30pm-5.30pm. Messy Church. A fun-packed event for families, involving art and craft, games, worship and a shared meal. Everyone’s welcome, young and old! It’s all free, but children must be accompanied by an adult. stcuthbertwithstaidan.org.uk, or messychurch.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, 287, Milton Road. 3pm. Service of Thanksgiving for Marriage and Renewal of Vows followed by light refreshments. All invited to this service. Part of St James’ Church centenary celebrations.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Green. From 11am. Village Fair. Fancy Dress Competition, Tug o War, brass bands, dancing children’s rides, games, craft stalls, sideshows, etc. Marquee on The Green. From 7.30pm. Grove Star. Admission £12.50 from Londis stores, village pubs and committee members. rowlandscastle.com.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Thanks for the Memories: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Westbourne Primary School. Each class investigated a different decade in its history. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Harbour View. Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter returns with his new exhibition featuring new watercolours, oils and drawings inspired by the many ships and yachts visiting Portsmouth Harbour. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-1pm. 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.

PETERSFIELD: The Physic Garden, 16, High Street. 10am-4.30pm. Tantalising Textiles. Exhibition by Phoenix Stitchers.

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: Zodiac Gallery, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10am-4pm. Spice Island Artist Exhibition, Portsmouth Festivities. Come and view pieces by winners of the Portsmouth Festivities Spice Island Art Trail. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. DL Sounds. Members £3, guests £5.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. This Way Up. Rocky blues band. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROGATE: Village Hall, North Street. 7pm doors for 8pm. Bonnie Diamond. Presented by Oakgate CMC. (01730) 892498.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Marquee on The Green. From 7.30pm. Grove Star. An eight-piece band playing songs from Aretha Franklin and other great Motown classics. Admission £12.50 from Londis stores, village pubs and committee members. rowlandscastle.com.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. The Soul Suspects. Ten-piece soul band. (023) 9229 5195.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. Rehab. (01329) 832123.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 2pm. Arthur’s Dream Boat. A magical playful children’s show presented by Long Nose Puppets. Admission £6, concs. (01420) 472 664.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm, 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7pm. Peter Pan: or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. A new musical version by Philip Glasborow. Admission: £12, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. 84 Charing Cross Road. Play presented by HumDrum. Admission £0, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. Hayling Billy 50: Down Memory Line. An evening of entertainment and tales inspired by the Havant to Hayling Island branch line – 50 years since its closure. Film, photos, sketches and songs. Hear fascinating tales from those that really knew the railway and the Terrier locomotives. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 11.30am, 2pm. A Viking Tale. Soop Theatre weave a magical tale for brave adventurers aged nine andover and their families. Admission: £7.50, concs. 8pm. Twelfth Night 1920s Musical. Shakespeare’s comedy is set to the music of George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. Admission: £12, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Dreamboats and Petticoats. Featuring some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock n Roll era. Admission £24-£29. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Comedy, thought to be Shakespeare’s earliest surviving play, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £11. (01329) 556156.

WALKS & TALKS

CHILGROVE: meet The Fish House on the B2141, Harting to Lavant road (GR SU829145). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A six-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.40am. (01730) 263367.

SUNDAY, JULY 7

CONCERTS

ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. Informal Afternoon Concert on the Museum’s Clementi Piano by Anthony Noble. To include works by Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 7pm-10pm. 50-50 Dance. Dancing to Andrew Varley.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening Bingo and Quiz in the Lounge.

LIPHOOK: Millennium Hall Green, 2-10, Ontario Way. 3pm-7pm. Usual mix of barbecue, bands, fun fair, plus lots of other entertainment. (01428) 723889.

PETERSFIELD: Market Square. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

PORTSMOUTH: Bransbury Park, Eastney. 2pm-5pm. Miniature Railway Rides. Portsmouth Model Engineering Society members offer rides on steam and/or electric locomotives (weather permitting). Rides are 40p per person for two circuits of track. portsmouthmes.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Thanks for the Memories: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Westbourne Primary School. Each class investigated a different decade in its history. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: The Physic Garden, 16, High Street. 10am-4.30pm. Tantalising Textiles. Exhibition by Phoenix Stitchers.

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.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: Bull’s Head, 99, Fishbourne Road, Fishbourne (PO19 3JP). 8.15pm-11pm. Milton James Duo and Friends. Traditional jazz band. (01243) 839895.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Echobelly Acoustic. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Bandstand, West Battery Gardens (behind D-Day Museum), Clarence Esplanade. 1pm-4pm. 1960s. Featuring: The Mods. Supported by Mojo Dollar.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. The Fabulous Rachael Hawnt’s Super Sunday Party Set! (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Voice of the Heart. Celebrating the music of the Carpenters. Admission £19, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 2pm. Snagg and Digs. Rock duo. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7pm. From the Globe Theatre: Twelfth Night. Shakespeare’s comedy. (01428) 642161 for further details.