What’s on for Friday, November 21, 2014

SHORT STORY FOR THE WEEKEND: Red Noir by Richard Salsbury

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DANCING

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

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane. 9am-midday. Stubbington Country Market. Freshly made cakes and dairy products. Hand-made crafts.

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE, 8pm-2am. Overnight Paranormal Investigation and Ghost Hunt. Explore the museum with trained staff who will teach ghost-hunting techniques and a tour of buildings to explore later in the night. Refreshments provided, tickets £25. No alcohol allowed. Call (023) 9250 5600.

MILTON: Beddow Library, Milton Road. Reminiscence and Social Group. Over 50s club, tea, cake and activities.

PAULSGROVE: Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. Paulsgrove Friendship Club. Over 50s club, tea cake and activities.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 9am-4.40pm. Brainspace technology workshop in partnership with Lego. A day of sessions designed to showcase the benefits of particular learning technologies. Free admission. Visit brainpop.co.uk or contact (023) 9272 7582.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Belinda and David Johnson.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm Mon to Sat. The Artists Rifles. Exhibition showcasing the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Free admission, closed Suns and Bank Holidays. For more information visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery
GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Lee-on-the-Solent Art Group. Free entry, call (02392) 550 581.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Library, West Street, PO16 9TX. Art Exhibition By Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original watercolours and fine art prints. Visit flynnspaintings.com

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Lodge Art Gallery, Victoria Park Corner, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Inspired By Nature. University of Portsmouth graduate Maria Miller. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Seven Ages Of Woman, Photography Exhibition By UoP Graduate Tyran Hawthorn. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8.30am-5.30pm. Kroma: Kate Bishop Exhibition. Illustrations inspired by Scandinavian living and Kate’s love of colour.

PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An artist at Sea onboard HMS Argyll and Tireless. A body of work by Jules George depicting the experiences of HMS Argyll and the submarine HMS Tireless on active deployment. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9272 7582.

FILM

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Screening Theatre. 6.30pm. Being Human: Festival of the Humanities. Fascism Inc.

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. ‘71 (15). 7pm. Tickets £8, concessions available. Call 07435 029408 or email bookings@no6cinema.co.uk. Visit no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Sandi Thom. 01329 223100.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Sensational 60s - The Marmalade, Herman’s Hermits, Chris Farlowe and more. Admission: £25. stagerightpromotions.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Curlew, Petersfield Road. 9pm. Fantastic Planet. Rock covers. Free admission. (023) 9248 4502.

MILTON: The Barn, Milton Arms, 174 Milton Road, Portsmouth. 7pm-late. XYLEM. Trance and EDM. Admission: £5 on the door. Over 18s only. Call 07505 953 063 for more information.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Fountain Inn, The Green, 8.30pm. Vinyl Tap. (023) 9307 2783.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8.30pm. 13 Strikes (soft rock covers band). (023) 9282 0896, rmatavern.co.uk.

STUBBINGTON: The Cuckoo Pint, Stubbington Lane. 9pm. Beau.

WICKHAM: Boarhunt Blues Club, Trampers Lane. Steve Morrison Band. Tickets £12.50. Contact (023) 9225 4909.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. An Ideal Husband. A comedic play by Oscar Wilde about blackmail and political corruption starring Patricia Routledge. Tickets: £8.50-£42. Call 01243 781 312 or visit cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune. In a New York apartment Johnny is trying to persuade his colleague that they have something special. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

HAMBLEDON: Hambledon Village Hall, West Street. 8pm. The Old Lady Shows Her Medals and Barbara’s Wedding. Plays by J.M. Barrie, performed by Hambledon ASD. Call (023) 9263 2800 for more information.

SOUTHSEA:Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Accrington Pals. Performed by One Off Productions, a powerful and poignant drama based on a real life story. This play is set in Lancashire during the first two years of the Great War. Admission from £8, concessions available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Hall Theatre, Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. Doors: 7.30pm, show 8pm. Neighbourhood Watch. A comedy by Sir Alan Ayckbourn, performed by the Lee Players. Admission: £8. 01329 662128.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: The Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke, PO12 2ET. 7.30pm. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s Head of Marine Conservation, Tim Ferrero, talks about his experiences and work. Admission £2.50, £1 for children and students. Call (023) 9252 7094 or email rbloom5048@aol.com for more information.

PORTSEA: John Pounds Centre (Off Queen Street.) 2pm. Slow short walk to Victoria Park. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.