What’s on for Monday, September 22, 2014

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COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 8pm. Jon Richardson.Comedy act from British comedian. Admission: £19.50. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

CONCERT

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Harlequin Room, Guildhall Square. 7pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Strings. Admission: £16, concession available. 08448 472362, portsmouthguildhall.co.uk.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Association, Wootton Road. 7.30pm-10pm. Modern sequence dance club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50. Tea and biscuits included.(023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2.50.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 1.30pm-4pm. Make and mend Craft. Beginners embroidery session. Event is free but booking is required. (023) 9272 7595 or e-mail community@nmrn.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square. 4.30pm and 5.15pm. Pompey Pluckers. Ukulele lessons for beginners and intermediates. Admission: £25-£30. (023) 9268 8057.

SOUTHSEA: St Lukes, Greetham Street. 7.30pm. Spinnaker Speakers. Become a more confident speaker. 07597 500 007.EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sat and Sun. Art exhibition featuring paintings by Joyce Wood and June Bryant.

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 submariner Sammy Sardine and find out how smelly submariners were, the ghastly food they ate and how sub loos could turn into poo fountains. 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: 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 it tells the story of the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War. Free with a Historic Dockyard ticket.(023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 3pm. The Real Blow Up – Fame, Fashion and Photography. Michelangelo Antonioni takes a look at the reality behind the Swinging Sixties.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 6pm. The Ravers. An episode from the 1967 TV series Man Alive.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Cabert. Mister Joe Black performs live alongside the film. Admission: £10. (023) 9286 3911, wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.

STAGE

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 2.30pm amd 7.30pm. Oliver. Popular story of Charles Dickens’s timeless character. Music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart. Admission: £14 adults, £10 children. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Victoria Park. 10.30am. Health walk. Meet at The Bridge Centre, Fratton. Buggy and wheelchair-friendly walk. 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 to support the scheme. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at South Parade Pier, Southsea. 1pm. Pier to pier health walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: South Parade Pier, Southsea. 7.30pm. Eastney seafront health walk. An evening stroll along the seafront towards Eastney and returning to the pier via Eastern Parade. 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.

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College, Grove Road South. 4pm. Politics Society. Talk from professor Rod Rhodes of Southampton University on the inner workings of government.