What’s on for Friday July 26, 2013


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


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


FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Jethro. Providing a workout for your laugh muscles. Admission £19.50. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.


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.


EMSWORTH: Emsworth Methodist Church and Pastoral Centre, 19, High Street. (PO10 7AQ). 1pm-3.30pm. Emsworth Arts and Crafts Market. Come and browse the many arts and crafts made by local people. 07812 938 719.

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.

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-3pm. Special Summer Weekend Market. Up to 25 local growers, producers, traders and craft & gift workers will come together to create this brand new event with music from local group Marga Riffs and Fareham’s own Spinnaker Brass.

HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). Dig It Archaeology Day. For children. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6.15pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy and Indian Head Massage. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Admission: £5-£8.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, 287, Milton Road. 11am-4.30pm. Centenary Flower Festival: Celebration. Refreshments available. Part of the church’s ongoing centenary celebrations.


COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

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.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Lodge Arts Centre, Victoria Park, Anglesea Road. 9am-5pm. An Exhibition of Photographs. By members of Solent Camera Club. solentcameraclub.com.


HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Behind the Candelabra (15); 8pm. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Scott Bakula and Eric Zuckerman. (01428) 642161 for further details.


FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Robi Lee Disco.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Komaro. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Social Club, 33-37, Fratton Road (PO1 5AB). 8pm. The Marina Reunion. Admission £5 on door.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Petty Criminals. Tom Petty tribute. rmatavern.co.uk.

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

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Play Up Pompey Music presents: Stray7 Bullets Kill; The Underground Pilots; Red and The Black; and Zenthetix. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Local Indie Acoustic Showcase. Admission £4. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Scarlett Park. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Voodoo Cats. Four-piece 50s rock n roll band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Showaddywaddy. Featuring all of their biggest hits. Admission £19.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Play Up Pompey Music presents: Kassassin Street; Kill Kasper; Carmen Rosa; Paddy Taylor and more. DJs til 2am. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.


CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

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.

GOSPORT: 17th Century Village, Grange Farm, Rowner (PO13 8AB). 7.30pm. The Taming of the Shrew. Performed by the Villagers Open Air Drama Group. Admission £7, concs. All profits to local charities. (023) 9252 6573.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Some Like It Hotter. A musical comedy by Richard Hurford. Admission: £13-£24.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Ladies Day. Play by Amanda Whittington, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.