What’s on for Friday, June 6, 2014

Nadia Albina and John Kelly in Reasons To Be Cheerful.  Picture by  Patrick Baldwin

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COMEDY

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. paul Karensa. A evening of comedy supported by the Hayling Huggers. Admission £10. (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHSEA: The Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Admission: £8. (023) 9286 3911.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Ballroom, Latin, sequence dancing, Brenda and W Sounds. Admission £3. (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Hill Park Memorial Working Men’s Club, Highlands Road. (PO15 6JD). 8pm-12am. RSPCA charity night 01329 280782.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Pink Floyd tribute act. The Wall of Floyd. Admission £18. 01329 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-3pm. Gardeners’ Fair. Around 20 local horticultural business and community groups will sell and showcase everything you might need to enhance your garden this year.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10.30am-12.30pm. Living ThroughD-day for adults. Drop-in session to turn back time to Home Front Gosport. (023) 9252 3463.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: All Saints Church, Commercial Road. 11am. Summer Fayre. Many stalls, refreshaments and raffles. Admission: 25p.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 2pm-4pm. Afternoon Teas. Have either a traditional or savoury afternoon tea. Admission: £16. Minimum 48-hours notice required. (023) 9277 8080.

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PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 7pm-9pm. After Hours. Open mic night that will include poetry, acoustic and spoken words. (023) 9277 8080.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-5.30pm. Free admission into the museum to commemorate D-Day 70. (023) 9285 7520.

SOUTHSEA: Havelock Community Centre, Fawcett Road. 1pm-2.30pm. Mindful Living Club. Support for people interested in practising mindfulness in their daily lives. Admission £7 on door. 07540 751 910, goodmentalhealth.org.

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.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Community Centre, Westbourne Road. 2pm-6pm. D-Day commeoration exhibition. Will include special tapestry, war-time bicycle, badges and medals. 01243 378742.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-5pm. Ebb and flow. art exhibition to commemorate and highlight Gosport’s role in D-Day. (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 10am-5.30pm. Jewellers’ showcase. See and buy British craftmanship. (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 10am-5.30pm. I am not who you Think I am. Heather Bowring’s exhibition encourages people to not just look at art but explore it with touch and sound. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf. 10am-6pm. Second World War exhibition. Admission: £8.95 adults, conc. (023) 9285 7520.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete. No Place Like Pompey A Study in Sherlock. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Joella Wheatle’s solo exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Ginny Top. Art exhibition from Ginny Top, an MA graduate who won an award from the gallery in 2012. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Lindsay Taylor’s textile exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral, High Street. 10.30am. D-Day and Normandy Fellowship Service. (023) 9282 3300.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Victoria Park. 9.30pm. The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Sun set Open Air Screenings. Admission £6, concs.

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Blue Ruin (15). Director Jeremy saulnier. Starring Macon Blair, Devin Ratray and Amy Hargreaves. Admission £7.50. 07435 029 408.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 7pm. Short films featuring D-Day Veterans. After is a screening of The Longest Day.

GIGS

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. On the Beat Route 2: The Story of our Lives. Brian Parks and Cavan Syrad. Admission: £9.(01420) 472 664.

CHICHESTER: Pallant Suite, South Pallant. 6.30pm doors for 7.45pm-10.15pm. Chichester Jazz Club. Featuring The Simon Spillett Quartet. All welcome. Admission £11. (01243) 776001/380910, chichesterjazzclub.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm. Offbeat Offensive with special guests XOVA. Admission: £8. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Curlew, Petersfield Road. 8.30pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm. Offbeat Offensive. Admission: £8. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm. Punk Festival live bands. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 8.30pm-11pm. Live Jazz. Featuring: the Milton James Hot Four. (023) 9275 5944.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Spike’s classic vinyl Rock roadshow. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. It’s a Sin, Room 2 and Thunderdome. (023) 9286 3911.

WATERLOOVILLE: Heroes, London Road. 8.45pm. Reactor1.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. (PO19 6AP). 7.45pm. Pressure. Admission: £18-£22. cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 8pm. Churchill. In commemoration of the D-Day anniversary. Admission: £12.50, conc.(023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 7.45pm. Tender Loving Care. Admission £12. (023) 9264 6477.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 8pm. The Chairs. An experiement in theatrical possibilities as it follows an old couple passing their time by playing games. Admission: £10, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: meet Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront Walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.