What’s on for Friday, May 16, 2014

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CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Third Floor Arts Centre, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Chamber Music Series: Cropper Welsh Rosco Trio. Featuring works by Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms. Admission £13-£15. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

EVENTS

BUCKLAND: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6pm-10pm. Reiki, Seichem, Metamorphic technique, meditation. £5 Reiki trianing is available.

SOUTHSEA: Fort Cumberland Arms, Eastney Road, Southsea. 7.30pm. Arrows Karaeoke. 07818 062 896.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. (PO17 6AN) 6pm. After Hours at Fort Nelson. Explore the fort as twilight falls and see the firing of the big guns and a hands on history presentation. Admission £4 adults. royalarmouries.org.

LISS: Triangle Centre, Mill Road. 2pm. Bridge Tea. Join us for an afternoon of excellent bridge and delicious tea! Reserve your table. (01730) 301000.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Historic Dockyard. 6.30pm. Naval-themed activities and big sleepover for the annual Museums at Night event. Admission £20. (023) 9289 3338.

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. 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.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-4pm. South Hampshire Calligraphers’ Exhibition.

PORTSMOUTH: Ground Floor Café, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour (PO6 3EN). 10am-4pm. Stitches to Dye For Embroidery Exhibition. Portsmouth and District Embroiderers Guild have collaborated with Portsmouth Young Embroiderers in putting on this exhibition. (023) 9238 9056.

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.

CHICHESTER: Pallant Suite, South Pallant. 6.30pm doors for 7.45pm-10.15pm. Chichester Jazz Club. Featuring Chichester College Jazz Students. All welcome. Admission £7. (01243) 776001/380910, chichesterjazzclub.co.uk.

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club. Featuring The Franck Ash Band. All welcome. Admission £12.50. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 6pm-11pm. Pompey Beer Festival. Featuring over 100 cask ales, cider bar, foreign beers, pub games, etc. Entertainment from: The Fugative Orchestra, 7pm; Dicey Riley, 8pm; The Bog Rolling Stones, 9pm. Admission £10. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Carter and Cooper Boy. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Parade. 7.30pm. Dave Pepper’s 90s classics. Let Dave take you back to when dancing was a crime! (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Absolute Zero. Twin guitar rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Starred Up. (18). 2013. Directed by David Mackenzie. Starring: Jack O’Connell. Character Eric is sent to prison and quickly learns of the brutal punishment. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408.

GIGS

GOSPORT: The Park Tavern, Park Road. (PO12 2HH). 9pm. Open Mic. 07789 510 608.

SOUTHSEA: Milton Arms, Milton Road. (PO4 8PR). 8pm. DR Funkenstien, an international DJ, will be playing a DJ set.(023) 9229 6352.

STAMSHAW:The Portland Arms, Stamshaw Road. 8.30pm. Matt Fisher.(023) 9266 4779.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Phoenix Club, Crookhorn Community Centre, Crookhorn Lane. Diana Ross Tribute. (023) 9224 0114.

STAGE

CHARLTON: Butser Ancient Farm, Charlton lane. 7.30pm. Petersfield theatre group, Lion and Unicorn, is touring a stage adaptation of The Canterbury Tales. Admission: £10 adults, £5 children. (023) 9259 8838.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Stevie. By Hugh Whitemore, a tribute to the life and work of Stevie Smith. Starring Zoë Wanamaker. Admission: £24-£33. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. (PO1 3BS). 7.30pm. A Streetcar Named Desire. A new production for 2014. Intense drama written by American playwright, Tennessee Williams. Admission: £16. Call (023) 9272 7270.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. Woyzeck. Georg Büchner’s classic slice of ‘epic theatre’ has thrilled audiences for over 200 years. Admission £8-£10. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

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.