What’s on for Friday, May 9, 2014

20th Century Boy is at The Kings Theatre, Southsea this week. George Maguire plays Marc Bolan.

REVIEW: 20th Century Boy at The Kings Theatre, Southsea

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A guide to what’s on around the area today


FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7pm-10.30pm. Snap Dance Night. An alcohol and drugs free dance night for young people between 11 and 16. Admission £6. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm-2.30am. It’s A Sin Room 2: Thunderdome. (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 Dan Evans and Dave Twentyman, plus a special guest. 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.


ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. 10.30am-4.30pm. 200th Anniversary of the publication of Mansfield Park. Hampshire Regency Dancers will spend the day the museum and there will be readings from Mansfield Park and the opportunity to handle items from the time of the novel. (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 6.30pm doors. A Night of Champions. Featuring new world darts World Champion and world number one Michael van Gerwen alongside seven-time major winner James Wade. Admission £20. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.


COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by The Alresford Monday Painting Group. 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.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-4pm. South Hampshire Calligraphers’ Exhibition.

PORTSMOUTH: Ground Floor Café, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour (PO6 3EN). 10am-4pm. Stitches to Dye For Embroidery Exhibition. Portsmouth and District Embroiderers Guild have collaborated with Portsmouth Young Embroiderers in putting on this exhibition. (023) 9238 9056.

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.


PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Grand Budapest Hotel (15); 7pm. USA, 2014. Directed by Wes Anderson. Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law and Saorise Ronan. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.


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

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 6.30pm. Iron Chic, Gnarwolves, plus more. Admission £7. (023) 8022 5612.

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

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Parade. 8.30pm. The Minkees. Join the 60s party! (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. The Trevor John Trio. Rock/pop. (023) 9282 1658.


BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Austen’s Women. Thirteen of Jane Austen’s heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some of literature’s most celebrated works. Admission £12, concs. (01420) 472 664.

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: £24-£33. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. The Last Lunch. Presented by Something Underground Theatre Company. Admission £12.50, cons. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. 20th Century Boy. The Marc Bolan Musical – prior to West End. Starring: Sue Jenkins, Luke Bailey and Warren Sollars. Admission £15-£32, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 8pm. Blood Brothers. Starring: Maureen Nolan, Sean Jones, Mark Hutchinson and Tracy Spencer. With Kristofer Harding as narrator. Admission £27.50-£29.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. Woyzeck. Georg Büchner’s classic slice of ‘epic theatre’ has thrilled audiences for over 200 years. Admission £8-£10. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.


HAVANT: The Langstone Room, The Spring, East Street. 7.15pm. Tudor Voices. With Nicola and John Scadding. Join us for an evening of Tudor words and music. Admission £6. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

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.