What’s on for Friday, March 7, 2014

SHORT STORY FOR THE WEEKEND: Before It’s Too Late by Sue Shipp

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A guide to what’s on around the area today

CLUBBING

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

CONCERTS

PORTCHESTER: St Mary’s Church, Portchester Castle. 7.30pm. Angelic Voices. Concert by the chapel choir of St John’s College, Southsea. Tickets £5.50-£8.50 from (023) 9232 1380.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: An English Idyll. Featuring works by Elgar, Delius and Vaughan Williams. Conductor: David Hill. Soloist: Amyn Merchant (violin). Admission £15-£25. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

EVENTS

PETERSFIELD: Festival Hall, Heath Road (GU31 4EA). 9.30am-5pm The Big Sale: day two. A unique kind of fundraising event in aid of Save the Children. For just two and a half days, Petersfield Festival Hall will be filled with a huge selection of good-as-new clothes, accessories and household items. petersfield-savethechildren.co.uk

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.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Methodist Church, May’s Lane (PO14 2ER). 1.45pm. Women’s World Day of Prayer Service. Theme: Streams in the Desert. (01983) 298851, (023) 9238 9929, wwdp.org.uk.

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. 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: 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

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. Rush (15); 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Directed by: Ron Howard. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde and Natalie Dormer. Admission £4, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Wolf of Wall Street (18); 6.30pm.USA, 2013. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

CLANFIELD: Rising Sun, North Lane (PO8 0RN). 9pm. Open Mic Night.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Hazel O’Connor: Breaking Glass Barefoot Tour. With Clare Hirst and Sarah Fisher. Support from Tinderbox. Admission £18, concs. (01329) 223100.

GOSPORT: The Park Tavern, Park Road. 9pm. Open Mic Night. 07789 510 608.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 8pm. The Phil Beer Band. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11.15pm. The Robbie McIntosh Band. Blues. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Steve Young Band. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Portland, Stamshaw Road, Stamshaw. 8.30pm. Lori-Anne. Solo singer.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Shake Rattle and Bones. All welcome.

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

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7pm. Castles. Special guests: Attack! Vipers!. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

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. 9pm. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Roadshow. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. March of the Mods. In aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Admission £7. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 1pm. Tunnels. Tunnels mixes live music, sign and sensory experiences to create a unique and original piece of theatre specifically for young people, aged 13 to 25 years, with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities. Admission £8.50. (01420) 472 664.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Kindertransport. Paula Wilcox and Janet Dibley star in this production of Diane Samuels’ award-winning classic. Admission: £17-£28.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Wot? No Fish!! Presented by bread&circuses, an extraordinary story about love, art, history ... and catering. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Community Centre, Hayling Park, Station Road, West Town (PO11 0HB). 7.30pm. Acorn Antiques. A musical by Victoria Wood, presented by Hayling Musical Society. Admission £12. (023) 9246 7545.

HEDGE END: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane (SO30 4EJ). 7pm. Horizon. Play by Matt Hartley, presented by the Berry Youth Theatre. Admission £7, concs. (01489) 799499.

PORTSMOUTH: Studio One Theatre, Giselle Academy of Dance and Theatre Arts, St Mark’s House, 1, Derby Road, North End (PO2 8RS). 7.30pm. A Night at the Musicals. A variety of musicals performed by students of Giselle Theatre Company. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9269 9988.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 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. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Musical starring Sam Attwater and Helena Blackman. Admission £18-£34.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Twelfth Night. By William Shakespeare. Created by Filter. Directed by Sean Holmes. Admission £18, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

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.

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