What’s on for Friday, October 25, 2013

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A guide to what’s on around the area today.


PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Halloween Party. With Scott Atrill (Hard Dance/EDM/Hard House). Admission £5 in advance, more on door. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm-2.30pm. It’s A Sin Room 2: Thunderdome. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-2.30am. It’s A Sin. With resident DJs Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.


SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Elis James, Jim Smallman and Michael Fabbri. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.


PORTCHESTER: New Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom, sequence, old tyme and more. Dance the afternoon away. Refreshments available. Admission £2.50. (023) 9278 9124.


GOSPORT: Local and Naval Studies Centre, High Street. 8pm-1am. Discover Ghosts. An introductory session to ghost hunting and the chance to investigate this historic building. Admission £25 per person. supernatural-tours.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). 7pm. Samhain Evening. To celebrate Celtic new year with storytelling, live band and ghostly going on ... (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Spin and Chat. All welcome. Admission: £1. Refreshments available. (023) 9275 1441.


COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Val Carter. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-4.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Museum, The Old Court House, St Peter’s Road (GU2 3HX). 10am-4pm. Beliefs: Religion and Spirituality in Petersfield and Beyond. At the centre of the exhibition are a series of portraits of local people of different faiths and of no faith featuring their personal thoughts on religion and spirituality, and related artefacts. (01730) 262601.

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.


FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Robi Lee Disco.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7pm-10.45pm. The Insert Your Own Punchline Tour: Dave Giles, BriBry and Danny Gruff. Sold out! (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8.30pm. Joe Butt.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Stranger. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Fabulous Dolphins. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Pilot House and New Desert Blues. Americana, indie, ambient, rock. Admission £5. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. The Jack Daniels Band.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8pm. Vince Hilaire’s Soul Classics. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Matron. Mod originals and covers. (023) 9282 1658.


FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express. Presented by STP Musicals. Admission £12, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. The Duck House. A comedy set in the world of dodgy receipts, dodgier deceit and pure parliamentary panic, starring Ben Miller. Admission: £17-£28.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Black Umfolosi 5. The world-famous acappella and dance group from Zimbabwe come to The Spring to celebrate Black History Month. Admission £14. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. Nathan the Wise. New translation of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s play by Edward Kemp, presented by Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: St John the Baptist Church, Redhill Road (PO9 6DF). 7.30pm. The Vicar of Dibley. A comedy by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter, presented by the Denmead Operatic Society. Admission £10 in advance or on door. (023) 9283 8683.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Le Corsaire. An epic pirate adventure presented by the English National Ballet. Admission: £10-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Buddy Holly Story. Featuring some of the greatest rock n roll songs ever written. Admission £12-£26.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Broken. Motionhouse’s brand new production. This powerful company combines highly athletic dance with intricate digital imagery and original music. Admission £16, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.


FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut. 7.30pm. Rock Planting. Illustrated talk by Italo and Malcolm from Wessex Bonsai, organised by the Solent Bonsai Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission members £3; guests £4.