What’s on for Friday November 29, 2013

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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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Fever. Sly, Majistrate and MC Fearless. Admission £5 in advance, more on door. (023) 9229 6352.

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

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Sinshaker. A groovy blend of It’s A Sin and Hipshaker. Admission free. (023) 9286 3911.


PORTCHESTER: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Come dancing to the sounds of Memory Lane: waltz, tango, rumba, ballroom, sequence, old time, etc. (023) 9278 9124.

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.


GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. An Evening of Clairvoyance with Jenny Docherty. Admission £10. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6.15pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy, Seichen, also Metamorphic Technique. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Donation £5/£6.

PORTSMOUTH: Historic Dockyard. 10am-6pm. Victorian Festival of Christmas featuring Sherlock Holmes. This year, the family-favourite event takes inspiration from the stories of much-loved Victorian detective Sherlock Holmes and features a special exhibition and footage from The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection – as bequeathed to Portsmouth City Council. Visitors will be magically transported into a Dickensian-style bygone era of real snowy white streets for the rich and poor, with seasonal carols, the ever raucous Fagin’s Tavern and unique Christmas gifts market. Admission £16, concs. (023) 9283 9766, christmasfestival.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 7pm. Charity Disco. In aid of Harvey’s Wish to Walk Charity. Music by Mark Winter. Plus a Grand Raffle and Auction. Admission £5, in advance or on door. All proceeds to the charity. 07588 669 724 for further details.


BURITON: Village Hall, High Street. 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Behind the Candelabra. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring: Matt Damon, Debbie Reynolds, Michael Douglas, Rob Lowe, Dan Ackroyd and Scott Bakula.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Selfish Giant (15); 7pm. UK, 2013. Directed by Clio Barnard. Starring: Connor Chapman, Shaun Thomas and Sean Gilder. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.


CHICHESTER: Pallant Suite, South Pallant. 6.30pm doors for 7.45pm-10.15pm. Chichester Jazz Club. Featuring The Red Skies Trio. All welcome. Admission £11. (01243) 776001/380910, chichesterjazzclub.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Robi Lee Disco.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11.30pm. The Bog Rolling Stones. Mick Slacker’s tongue-in-cheek tribute act. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Froddington Arms, 55, Fratton Road. 7pm-11pm. Disco/Karaoke.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. Helter Skelter. Performing rock covers.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Max Bona. rmatavern.co.uk.

PURBROOK: The Woodman, London Road. 8.30pm. Velvet Imagination.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The M27s. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Moulettes. Folk, indie, acoustic, pop. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Dolomite Minor. Plus Lyger; and Rickyfitts. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Gloria Miller is Supremely Diana Ross. A party night of Tamla Motown featuring Diana Ross. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Trevor John. Pop/rock trio. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm-2am. Southsea Movember Spectacular II. Featuring four live bands; Mo Your Own Way Local Barbers; Champagne Justice DJs and Sinshaker Clubnight. All proceeds go towards The Movember Foundation. ‘Seaside Mo Bros & Mo Sisters unite!’ Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.


FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Synchronize Attack. More than just a dance show. Admission £10, concs. (01329) 223100.

GOSPORT: Brunel Theatre, HMS Sultan, Military Road (PO13 9SG). 7.30pm. Dick Whittington. Pantomime rewritten by Ralph Dinnick and performed by the Sultan Theatre Group. Live music by HMS Sultan Volunteer Band. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9254 2739.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Swan Lake. Presented by the Russian State Ballet and Opera House with music performed live by the Philharmonic Orchestra. Admission: £28.50-£30.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Mean Old Man. Presented by Havant Light Opera. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 7.30pm. The Christmas Factor. A comedy by Trevor Hughes presented by Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. (023) 9278 5800.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8pm. Melana Dance – One Night Only. Come and join us for this ‘One Night Only’ performance, celebrating the talents of the Upper School Students of Melana Dance! Admission £7-£10. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOBERTON: Soberton Village Hall, Long Lane (SO32 3PF). 7.30pm. The Emperor’s New Clothes. A pantomime by Philippa Smith, presented by the Soberton Players. Admission £6, concs. (023) 9263 2551.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.15pm. Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux. Performed by the Welsh National Opera. Sung in Italian with surtitles in English. Admission: £7.50-£40, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Mack and Mabel. Presented by The Portsmouth Grammar School. Admission £10-£12, concs. (01329) 846646 for tickets.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Marriage torn apart and put together again. Admission: £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.


HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road. 1.45pm for 2pm. Haslemere Flower Club Open Meeting. Demonstrator Tracey Griffin with When Tree Tops Glisten. Visitors and new members welcome. nafas.org.uk.