What’s on for Friday March 28, 2014

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A guide to what’s on around the area today

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm-2.30am. It’s A Sin Room 2: One Time At Band Camp. (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

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road.8pm. Patrick Monahan: Cake Charmer. UK Tour 2014. Admission £13. (01420) 472 664.

HEDGE END: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane (SO30 4EJ). 8pm. Josh Widdicombe: Incidentally. Admission £14, concs. (01489) 799499.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Brett Goldsmith, Bryan Lacey, plus special guests. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

PETERSFIELD: The Quad, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. The Spring Concert. Admission free. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Third Floor Arts Centre, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Chamber Music Series: Florilegium. Featuring works by Telemann, JS Bach, CPE Bach, Le Clair, Marais and Rebel. Admission £13-£15. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6pm-10pm. Reiki, Seichem, Metamorphic Technique and Meditation. £5. Reiki training available.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Spin and Chat. Bring your spinning wheel or spindle. All welcome. Admission: £1 (inc tea). (023) 9278 0500.

STUBBINGTON: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane (PO14 2PP). 9am-midday. Country Market. Come along and sample a delicious range of produce including cakes, savouries, marmalade, jams, chutneys, seasonal fruit and vegetables plus plants and locally made crafts! 0845 603 5631.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Blooming Marvellous: intergenerational community knitted garden. Over 2,500 knitters and crocheters worked with participatory visual artist Pauline Stanley to create the garden. Come and join in to help our garden grow. Free Admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path Studio, 21, The Square. 10am-4pm. Dominic Head: Mapping Empire. Featuring a number of screen prints and video work exploring issues of privacy and the internet. (01730) 260756, petersfieldmuseum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

EAST MEON: Village Hall. Workhouse Lane. Philomena (12A) 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Directed by Stephen Frears. Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan and Sophie Kennedy Clark. Admission: £5. (01730) 823337.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. American Hustle (15); 7pm. USA, 2013. Directed by David O Russell. Starring: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

CLANFIELD: Rising Sun, North Lane (PO8 0RN). 9pm. The Woody Session Band.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Emily Smith. Folk. Admission £15.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Good Intent, Trinity Street. 9pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.30pm. The Road to Blissfields. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm-late. Non-stop 70s and 80s. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Wickid Grin. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Imperial Leisure. Admission £8. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Power of Three. Tasty blues trio. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Liza Liza Liza. A new play by Richard Harris about Liza Minnelli. Admission: ££19-£30.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. South Pacific. Rodgers and Hammerstein musical presented by The Haslemere Players. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 1.45pm. Battle Lines: The Call Up; Keep Smiling Through. Admission £10. Two plays presented by Forest Forge Theatre Company, that explore the way that wartime and modern warfare has shaped the lives of generations. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. Communicating Doors. By Alan Ayckbourn, presented by HIADS. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.

SOBERTON: Soberton Village Hall, School Hill, Long Road. 7.30pm. The Vicar of Dibley. Stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter adapted from the original TV series, presented by the Soberton Players. Admission £7. (023) 9263 2551, sobertonplayers.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake. A passionate and contemporary Swan Lake for our times which took the dance world by storm. Admission £17.50-£35, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Presented by One Off Productions. Admission £8-£12, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. The Russian Doctor. An exploration of the impossibility of escape, The Russian Doctor is a meditation on freedom. Admission £17, concs. Pre-show lecture (6.30pm) free, but please reserve your place when booking your tickets as places are limited. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet third car park at Farlington Marshes, Eastern Road. 10.30am. Farlington Marshes Walk. Sturdy shoes for this walk across farmland and exposed open footpaths around the marshes. 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.

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.