What’s On for Friday August 24, 2012

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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.


FAREHAM: 24/7 Fitness, Downend Road (PO16 8TS). 8.15pm-10.15pm. Social Dancing. Latin, ballroom and sequence dances. Admission £5. 07818 403 290, dizzyfeet.com.


FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-5pm. The World at Fort Nelson. Discover how many countries are represented in our collection. Also Fort Nelson in WW2. Themed activities for all the family. (01329) 233734.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. An Evening with Jenny Docherty – Spiritual Medium. A demonstration of mediumship Admission £10. Places must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy, Metamorphic Technique and Indian Head Massage. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Admission: £5-£8.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10.30am. Gallery Tour: A Tale of One City. Gain further insight into the exhibition with the museum’s specialist staff. Admission: £3, concs. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Paranormal Investigations: Dickens Murder Mystery Dinner Event. These safe, controlled events for small groups of people, are designed to dispel fears about the spirit world and allow you to make up your own mind. Admission £20. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandy Veterans. A chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. Please check to confirm the veterans are in attendance on the day. (023) 9282 7261.


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

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Emsworth People Through Seven Decades. A thorough and fascinating picture of Emsworth, its people, businesses and buildings in the 19th century. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

FINCHDEAN: Markwells (PO8 0AU). 11am-6pm. Hampshire Open Studios. Jean Bradley paints watercolours and acrylic works, also woodblock prints, plus fuse glass for house and garden and makes original glass beads. (023) 9241 2515.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-4pm. Gosport Camera Club Exhibition. Stunning images carefully selected from the best photographs by Gosport Camera Club members. Admission free. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-5.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 10am-5.30pm. John Robinson Watercolours. Paintings of variety of subject matter, but the majority are of local scenes, especially the Downs.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Portraits and Landscapes: Rediscovering Richard Ubsdell ... marking the bicentenary of this local artist. A Tale of One City ... exploring the links between Charles Dickens and life in Portsmouth today. 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.


GOSPORT: Bridgemary Social Club, Wych Lane. 8.30pm-11.30pm. Two Rivals. 50s/60s music.

GOSPORT: Function Room, The Vine, 64, Stoke Road (PO12 1PA) 8pm. Student Mash Up. Admission £3. (023) 9250 4547.

GOSPORT: The Vine, 64, Stoke Road (PO12 1PA) 9pm. Teapot Junkies. (023) 9250 4547.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. The Marvels. Acoustic Fusion Roots Weekend with DJ Miss Cherry Red. Admission: £6 in advance, £7 on door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.30pm-11pm. Big Love Soul.

PORTSMOUTH: Surrey Arms, 1-3, Surrey Street (PO1 1JT). 9pm. If Six Were Nine. Hendrix tribute. (023) 9282 7120.

PORTSMOUTH: The Tap, London Road, North End. 8.30pm. Stolen.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Screw Loose.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Bon Jovi Experience. Admission: £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Claude Bourbon. Medieval Spanish blues. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 9pm-2am. The Wolf Cub Club. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Filthy Pigs presents ... Plus DJs till late. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.


CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Heartbreak House. By George Bernard Shaw. Starring Derek Jacobi. Admission: £15-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Absurd Person Singular. Comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Featuring a cast of over 30 and a 22-piece orchestra this musical comedy promises a summer-time treat. Admission: £11.50-£23, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. And Then There Were None. Based on Agatha Christie’s best-selling novel, presented by HIADS. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 3pm, 7.45pm. Moscow State Circus.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue. 7.15pm for 8.30pm. Comedy Stage Hypnosis Show. Raising money for Help for HeroesAdmission £7 on door. (023) 9235 5245, therifleclub.com.

TITCHFIELD: Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. The Comedy of Errors. Shakespeare’s furiously paced comedy will have you laugh out loud. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.


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.