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A guide to what’s on around the area today


SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm-late. It’s A Sin Room 2: Retro club night. (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 Steve Gribbin, Andrew Bird and Ivo Graham. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.


PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £3. (023) 9242 5331.


PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6.30pm-10pm. Reiki, Seichem, Metamorphic Technique and Meditation. £5. Reiki training available.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Commuinity Centre, Stubbington Lane. 7.30pm. Murder Mystery Evening. Tickets for the evening include a cheese ploughman’s meal served to your table during the interval. BYO drink. Tea/coffee will be available at a small charge. Admission £10. (01329) 662821.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Acorn Centre, 3, The Kestrels, Wecock (PO). 9.30am-midday. Table Top Sale. Variety of sellers offering great bargains. Tables cost £3.50. (023) 9225 8423, acorncentre.org.uk.


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: 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.


HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Cuban Fury (12A); 8pm. Comedy directed by James Griffiths. Starring: Nick Frost, Chris O’Dowd and Rashida Jones. (01428) 642161 for further details.


CLANFIELD: Rising Sun, North Lane (PO8 0RN). 9pm. The Five Beats.

GOSPORT: The Windsor Castle, 33, St Thomas’ Road (PO12 4JU). 9pm. The Angie Haynes Blues Band. (023) 9251 0410.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Krystle Warren. Folk, jazz, soul. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTMOUTH: The Shepherds Crook, 107, Goldsmith Avenue (PO4 8QZ). 8.30pm. The Bootlegs. Playing a mix of retro hits and jukebox classics.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Mad, Bad and Dangrous. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. The Outlooks. Admission £5. (023) 8022 5612.

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

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Skunk Funk. Soul/funk band. (023) 9282 1658.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Phoenix Community Centre, Crookhorn Lane. 8.30pm. Amy Winehouse tribute.


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: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. South Pacific. Presented by the South Downe Musical Society. Admission £12.50-£14.50, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee. Starring Robert Powell as Hercule Poirot. Admission: £19-£30.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

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.

HEDGE END: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane (SO30 4EJ). 7.30pm. Ernest and the Pale Moon. A gothic production about obsession, presented by Les Enfants Terribles. Admission £12, concs. (01489) 799499.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 7.30pm. Bugsy Malone. The smash hit musical is brought to life with interactive sets that will put you right in the action! Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 6pm. 2014 Be Your Best Rock Challenge: heat four. Admission £12. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.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.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Addams Family: a new musical comedy. Presented by STP Musicals. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Morecambe. A moving, often hilarious tale about one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers. Admission £17.50, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.


PORTSMOUTH: meet third car park at Farlington Marshes, Eastern Road. 10.30am. Farlington Marshes Walk. Sturdy shoes for this walk across farmland and exposed open footpaths around the marshes. 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.

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.