What’s on for Friday, July 11, 2014

Rehearsals for Hedda Gabler by The Bench, April 2018. Picture by Jacquie Penrose PPP-180504-122002006

WHAT’S ON: Your weekly guide to going out – Friday, April 13 to Thursday, April 19, 2018

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PORTSMOUTH: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf. 8.15pm. Bob Mills comedy night. Admission: £12. (023) 9285 7520.


CHICHESTER: Lavant Memorial Hall, Pook Lane, Lavant. 8pm. Travis Logan. Traditional country singer. Admission: £5.

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

HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church. 10am-6pm. Community flower, arts and crafts festival. Focus on peace to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. Cream teas. Proceeds to Community Spirit Appeal. (023) 9311 3011.

HILSEA: Jubilee Splashpool, Hilsea Lido, London Road. 11am-6pm. For children of eight and under. Two shallow pools (no deeper than five inches). Play features and rubber safety surfaces. Toilets and baby changing facilities. Picnic tables, seats and refreshments. Free admission and free parking. (023) 9266 2440 or bluelagoon@hilsea-lido.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 5pm-8pm. Home Town. Acoustic night with local singers. Latin American food will be available.

WEST MEON: St John the Evangelist Church and other locations. West Meon Festival of Books. Celebration of literature drawing on regional links and stories to bring together authors. Highlights include Kate Adie, PeterBaxter, Rachel Cooke, RobertGoddard, Tessa Hadley and Tom Holland. westmeonfestival.co.uk.


COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop,level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Until August 2. Art exhibition featuring paintings by ‘Belinda’ and Barbara Pearman.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’s work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 01329 233734.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-5pm. Ebb and Flow. Art exhibition to commemorate and highlight Gosport’s role in D-Day. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 10am-4pm. Joella Wheatle’s solo exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Lindsay Taylor’s textile exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.


HASLEMERE: Haslemere Educational Museum, High Street. 7pm sharp. Grayshott Folk Club presents Cathryn Craig and Brian Willoughby (ex-Strawbs). £12 adults, £6 children. 01428 607096.

HAVANT:The Curlew, Petersfield Road. 9pm. Crackling Jack. Local three-piece rock band. (023) 9248 4502.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Saiichi Sugiyama band with Rietta Austin. rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kitsch N D’Or Restaurant, Eldon Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Jazz gig. Staring Sweet N Hot. (023) 9286 1519.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Dirty DC: Ac/DC tribute band. Tickets £10. (023) 9286 3911.


FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road 7.30pm. Avenue Q. Musical theatre production. 01329 231942.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road. 7.30pm. All the Fun of the Fair. Musical theatre production. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Admiralty House Gardens, HM Naval Base, Royal Dockyard. 7.30pm. A Midsummer Nights Dream. Bring a picnic and watch the play.