What’s on for Friday August 9, 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. Secret Society. A charity fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer Support. A night of hard core and hard dance. Admission by donation. Plus charity auction. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Wolf Cub Club. Admission free. (023) 9286 3911.


GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church, Green Road, Alverstoke. 12.30pm-1.15pm. Lunchtime Organ Recital. With Daniel Moult from London. Admission £4/£3.50.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road, 7.30pm. Rejoice in the Lamb. The choir of St Matthew’s Church, Northampton, present well-known British choral music. Admission £5. (023) 9283 0995.


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.


FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-3pm. Jungle-themed Workshops. Go Wild (for five to seven year olds) with our resident storyteller Nikki Kidd. Three Scratch Animation (for eight to 12 year olds) with tutor Chi Nguyen. Cost £15.50 per day. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 11am-5pm. Umbrella Festival and 301st Birthday of Jonas Hanway. Join in the festivities with displays, music, arts and crafts. (023) 9273 9496.

PORTSMOUTH: Victory Gallery, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-12.30pm. Telescope Tales. Explore the world under the sea. Under-fives (accompanied by an adult) can take part in craft, dressing up and story time. Free sessions, no ticket required.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandie Veterans. A chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. Please telephone on the day to confirm that the veterans will be here. (023) 9282 8068.


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

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Silver Anniversary Celebrations. Celebrating the history and growth of the museum which opened on July 29, 1988. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTCHESTER: Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Exhibition of Works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original water colour paintings and fine art prints: wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, etc. flynnspaintings.com.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. 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.


LAVANT: Memorial Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Concert. Featuring Dane Stevens. Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 7pm-10pm. Matt McGowan CD Launch. Plus special guests Nathan Newman and Katherine Rose. Admission £8 (includes a free digital download and a free drink). Tickets available on the door.

PORTCHESTER: Red Lion, West Street. 8.30pm. Stolen/Splitscreen Radio.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. White Clouds & Gunfire. Female fronted pop punk band from Peterborough (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Kitsch N D’Or Restaurant, 37, Eldon Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Sweet ’n’ Hot. Jazz duo (vocal and piano). (023) 9286 1519.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Micky Kemp Band. Plus very special guest Phil Lee. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Damian Lodrick Band with guest singer Eloise.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Little Comets. Admission £12. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7pm. Edge Fest Friday Session. Honour The Tides, 7.10pm; This Is Shark Country, 7.50pm; Surrender The Coast, 8.30pm; Bare Your Scars (farewell show); 9.10pm; Seasons In Wreckage, 9.50; Giants, 10.30pm-11pm. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8pm. It’s Rock n Roll Night. With Trevor and Colin playing the classics. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 8.30pm-11pm. Live Jazz. Featuring: the Milton James Hot Four. (023) 9275 5944.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Roadshow. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Club 12 Hour presents ... Animal Company, The Arrivals, Murdoc and Kempes. Admission £5 on door. (023) 9286 3911.


CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £16-£40, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 1.30pm, 8pm. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Admission £19-£27.50. (023) 9282 8282.