What’s on for Friday, October 17, 2014

Victor Ariat

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CONCERT

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Martin Taylor. Multi award-winning guitarist and composer. Admission: £15, concession available. 01329 223100.

EVENTS

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT:St Faith’s Church, Victoria Square. 7pm. Fashion Show. Run by Travelling Trends and clothes will be available to buy. Admission: £7. (023) 9255 6445, 01329 825355.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 8pm. Are You Being Served? Murder Mystery. Help solve the case and enjoy a three course meal. Admission: £24. Booking is essential, (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road. 12.30pm. Over-50s social club. £1.50. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. Stroke support group at 1pm. Work club at 2pm. (023) 9288 2550.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm and 1.15pm. Six-week yoga class. Learn simple yoga techniques to help relieve stress and bring balance. Admission: £25-£30. (023) 9268 8057.

PORTSMOUTH: Paulsgrove Prime Time, Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

SOUTHSEA: Temple Of Spiritualism, Victoria Road South. 10am-midday. Autumn fayre. Stalls, private readings, raffle and refreshments. Admission: 30p. (023) 9281 7588.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Maureen Moss, June Bryant and Joyce Wood.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join Sammy Sardine and discover why submariners were smelly, why their food was ghastly, and as for their toilets... Free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert of drawings in Biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

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: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Racing to War: The Royal Navy and 1914. Exhibition that examines the dramatic opening of the navy’s war and the story of the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket.(023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Platform 2014. Selection of works from graduates. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.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.

GIGS

COPNOR: Harvest Home, Copnor Road. (PO3 5AN). 9pm. The Bootlegs. (023) 9234 1665.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Bee Gees Story – Nights On Broadway. Tribute act to the Bee Gees. Admission: £17.50. 01329 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Boarhunt Blues Club, Trampers Lane. 8pm. JLaurence Jpnes Band. Blues rock. Admission: £12.50. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

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

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Wiched Grin.

PORTSMOUTH: The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 8pm. John Cooper Clarke. Admission: £19.80. (023) 9279 9977.

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

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Before I Go To Sleep (15). A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. Admission: £8 adults, £6.50 children. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Gypsy. Rose Hovick has big plans for her two young daughters who are subjected to the spotlight from an early age. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Taken At Midnight. Theatre drama that explores a mother’s struggle and her son’s resistance during the Nazi movement. Tickets: £24-£40. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.30pm. Anorak Of Fire and Deckchairs. Double bill production from HumDrum comprimising something light, dark, funny and sad. Admission: £9, concession available. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 7.30pm. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Performed by the Corpus Christi Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission: £12. ccads-theatre.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Sister Act. Musical comedy featuring original music by Allen Menken. Admission: from £10, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

ALVERSTOKE: Parish centre, Green Road. 7.30pm. Blashford Lakes Natur Reserve. Illustrated talk by Bob Chapman. Organised by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Admission: £2.50.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.45pm. Battle Of Ypres. Talk by Chris Haskell on the fighting around the Belgium town of Ypres during 1914-1918. Admission: £5. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Walk along the promenade. 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.