What’s on for Friday May 2, 2014

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A guide to what’s on around the area today

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm-2am. Wolf Cub Club. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm. It’s A Big Blue Sin. Entry by donation to the Tom Prince Cancer Trust. (023) 9286 3911.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: The Learning Place, 6, Derby Road, North End. 9am-11am. Relaxation and Stress Busting. Six week course. Course fee £57, concs. (023) 9262 1860.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. 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.

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.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. A New York Winter’s Tale (12A); 8pm. Directed by: Akiva Goldsman. Starring: Jennifer Connelly, Will Smith, Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Robocop (18); 7pm. USA, 2014. Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Starring: Peter Weller and Miguel Ferrer. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: Pallant Suite, South Pallant. 6.30pm doors for 7.45pm-10.15pm. Chichester Jazz Club. Featuring Alan Barnes’ Art Trip. All welcome. Admission £11. (01243) 776001/380910, chichesterjazzclub.co.uk.

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

GOSPORT: Barley Mow, 31-33, Anns Hill Road (PO12 3JU). 9pm. Mojo Dollar. Playing 60s mod, pop, rock and soul.

PORTCHESTER: Red Lion, West Street. 8.30pm. Stolen.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11.30pm. Mountain of Love (ex-Alabama 3). (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm doors. The Temperance Movement. Admission £11. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

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

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-late. Rat Pack Old School. Hosted by MCs Ace, Barney Rubble, Max. Room two The Acid House (86-89) Chalke White, Merle, Voodoo Junkey, Tom Scutt, Alister Lucket and Leon Windsor. (023) 9229 6352.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Cheese Doctors. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Eagles & Weeks EP Launch. Admission £5. (023) 8022 5612.

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

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Parade. 8pm. The Soultime DJs. Spinning the original vinyl of yesteryear. Classic Northern Soul and Tamla Motown. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Roadshow. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Big Blue Gig 2014. In aid of the Tom Prince Cancer Trust. Featuring: Night of Treason, The Targets, Andy Muscat, plus many more.

Followed by Big Blue Sin DJs til late. Admission £7. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

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: £18-£22. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. England Away. An up front comic play about passion, patriotism and ‘Englishness’. Admission £13.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. London Suite. Neil Simon’s comedy is presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, cons. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. West Side Story. A vibrant stage production of the classic musical. Admission £15-£45, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. Two children become mixed up with eerie underground creatures, wizards, evil spirits and the forces of evil. Presented by the Titchfield Youth Theatre. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Birdsong. A mesmerising story of love and courage, based on the novel by Sebastian Faulks. Admission £21, 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.