What’s on for Friday, October 10, 2014

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CHICHESTER: Lavant Memorial Hall, Pook Lane. 8pm. Dave Bryan. Traditional country singer. Admission: £5. (01243 527439.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 11.30am-1pm. Cinema Pipe Organ Concert. Starring Andrew Quin. 01329 310592.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Juan Martin presents Two Guitarras Malaguenas with Chaparro de Malaga. Flamenco infused music. Admission: £14, concession available. 01329 233100.


BUCKLAND: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Ballroom and sequence dancing. Admission: £3. (023) 9242 5331.


PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. Stroke support group at 1pm. Work club at 2pm. (023) 9288 2550.

PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road. 12.30pm. Over-50s social club. £1.50. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm and 1.15pm. Six-week yoga class. Learn simple yoga techniques to help relieve stress and improve balance. Admission: £25-£30. (023) 9268 8057.

PORTSMOUTH: Paulsgrove Prime Time, Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.


COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Maureen Moss, June Bryant and Joyce Wood.

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: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join Sammy Sardine and discover why submariners were smelly, why their food was ghastly, and as for their toilets... Free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert of drawings in Biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Racing to War: The Royal Navy and 1914. Exhibition that examines the dramatic opening of the navy’s war and the story of the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket.(023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Platform 2014. Selection of works from graduates. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 6pm-8pm. Craft Emergency 2014. Preview of the work by the chosen artists. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.


PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Pride (15). Admission: £8 adults, £6.50 children. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.


FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Illegal Eagles. Critically acclaimed tribute band to The Eagles. Admission: £23. 01329 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7pm. Festival Of The Mind. Evening of music organised by Give, Gain and grown and the Good mental Health Cooperative. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

HAVANT: The Curlew, Petersfield Road. 9pm. Mucky Fingers. Rock covers. Free admission. (023) 9248 4502.

MILTON: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm. Total Barnage presents The Lubbed Up Tour with Klubfiller, Hixxy, Chris Unknown and special guest. Admission: £7 advance, £10 on the door. Over 18’s only. 07505 953 063.

PORTSMOUTH: The Cellars at Eastney, Cromwell Road. 8pm. Roddy Radiation and The Skabily Rebels. Special’s guitarist performs in a new band. Admission: £8 advance, £10 on the door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Monkey Waiters.

SOUTHSEA: Kitsch N D’Or Restaurant, Eldon Street. 7.30pm. Jazz gig. Staring Sweet ‘N’ Hot. (023) 9269 3988.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue, 8pm. Faces Experience. Members of The Small Fakers together with Noel Lanigan as Rod Stewart playing best of The Faces and early Rod Stewart classics. Support from DJ Rob Moore. Tickets £6, buy online at wegottickets.com.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Paparazzi. Mod/pop covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8.30pm. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. Free admission. (023) 9282 0896, rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm. It’s a Sin. Playing a mix of pre-year-2000 party anthems. (023) 9286 3911, wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.


CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Gypsy. Rose Hovick has big plans for her two young duaghters who are subjected to the spotlight from an early age. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Taken At Midnight. Theatre drama that explores a mother’s struggle and her son’s resistance during the Nazi movements. Tickets: £24-£40. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 1.30pm and 8pm. Pocket Dream. The Duke of Athens attempts to enforce marriage upon two couples who flee and take refuge in the woods. Admission: £14, concession available. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Copacabana. Barry Manilow production of romance and stardom. Admission: from £21.50, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.


HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 6.15pm. An Author Event with Fergus McNeil. Hampshire-based author has signed a three book deal with Hodder & Stoughton. Admission: £5, concession available. Followed by a panel session with the author at 7.45pm. This is an extra £5 charge. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St George’s Church, St George’s Square. 7.30pm. Life In Palestine. Talk and the opportunity to hear fiert-hand about everyday life in the West Bank.

PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’s Anglican Cathedral, High Street. 7.30pm. An evening with Alan Titchmarsh. Alan gives a talk about his latest book The Queen’s Houses. Organised by The Hayling Island Bookshop. Admission: £20. (023) 9246 6620, haylingislandbookshop.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Walk along the promenade. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.