What’s on for Good Friday

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A guide to what’s on around the area today


SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 9pm-2am. Wolf Cub Club. Featuring WZR (Weezer tribute band). (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm. Hipshaker. Free entry after The Fliks. (023) 9286 3911.


BOTLEY: All Saints Church, High Street. 7.30pm. Music for Choir and Brass. With All Saints Chamber Choir, conducted by David Burgess. Retiring collection.


FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 9am-3pm. Easter Half-term Activities: The Jungle Book Experience. Day two of two-day performing arts experience gives you the chance to create your own Jungle Book-inspired performance! School years R-6. Admission £35 for the two days. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. Fareham Stage Dance Festival. Morning or afternoon session, £4; evening session, £2; daily, £8; festival, £30 (concs). (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. Easter Trail. Children (and adults) can hunt for clues around the site. Those returning a completed trail sheet will receive a small prize! (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am, Informal Service. Midday, At the Foot of the Cross, includes addresses, readings, prayers and music, led by the Very Rev Nicholas Frayling. 2pm, The Liturgy of the Passion. 7pm. RSCM ‘Come and Sing’ Stainer’s Crucifixion.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Easter Fair. Visit the museum for a family fun Easter weekend. Family activities include donkey rides, stalls, mini funfair rides, bouncy castle and giant games, etc. Admission free with a small charge for activities. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Good Friday Services. Midday, a service for Good Friday led by the young people and children of St Mary’s. 1pm, Reflections on the Cross. 2pm, The Liturgy of the Cross (also at St Wilfrid’s, George Street and St Faith’s, Crasswell Street).

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-4.30pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Fun for all the family. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of glorious garden and parkland, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Meet Normandy Veterans (11am-3pm). Please check on the day of your visit in they will be in attendance. (023) 9282 6722.

WINCHESTER: Animal Centre, Sparsholt College, Westley Lane (SO21 2NF). 10am-4pm. Easter Bunny and Chick Weekend. Look around our zoo, Easter egg hunt, egg painting, college plant sales. Admission £5, concs. (01962) 776441. sparsholt.ac.uk.


COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

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.


NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club. Featuring TC and the Moneymakers. All welcome. Admission £12.50. (0239225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

PORTCHESTER: The Seagull, Cornaway Lane. 8.30pm. Lori and Lauren.

PORTSMOUTH: Front Bar, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm. 50s Rockabilly. (023) 9229 6352.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 9pm. Dave Barrett. (023) 9234 1665.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Spike’s Legendary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-late. Punk Night. Featuring five bands. (023) 9229 6352.

PURBROOK: Woodman, London Road. 8.30pm. Splitscreen Radio.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Mike Watt and The Missingmen. Admission £9. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7pm. Strong Island Records presents Drunken Sailor Rises Again. Featuring: Arrows of Love; The Hundredth Anniversary; Rickyfitts; Fever; and The Boy I Used To B. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. UK Pink Floyd Experience: Dark Side of the Moon. Admission £20. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Stone Free. 70s rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue (PO4 0AW). 7.30pm. Kojak’s Revenge. Support from DJ Rob Moore. Admission £5. (023) 9229 1198, 07717 748 491.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Fliks. Plus The Quik. Admission £5. Followed by Hipshaker. (023) 9286 3911.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Phoenix Community Centre, Crookhorn Lane. 8.30pm. Jessie J tribute.


GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Classic Ghosts: The Signalman by Charles Dickens, adapted by Francis Evelyn; and Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad by M R James, adapted by Margaret May Hobbs. Both starring Jack Shepherd, with Terrence Hardiman, Dicken Ashworth, James Morley, Jenny-May Darcy and Greg Fitch. Admission: £17-£28.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Spring Awakening. Musical performed by Rootless Tree Productions. Admission £10. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7pm. Horrible Histories’ Barmy Britain. Live on stage! We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! Admission £14.50-£17.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Round and Round the Garden. One of the Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Barry Manilow’s Copacabana: a new musical. Presented by Southampton Musical Society. Admission £15, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.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.