What’s on for Thursday, April 10

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A guide to what’s on around the area today

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road (PO6 3DY). 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Club-50 Disco. Golden oldies and disco classics. With Denis Kaye. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk.

HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Hall, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5BG). 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £3 (inc tea/biscuits). 07950 730 274.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-5pm. Defend the Fort! Come and explore the tunnels, ramparts and fortifications and discover how to defend the fort. There will be a range of activities for all the family. (023) 9271 0060.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Easter Animal Trail. Follow a trail around the museum to discover objects inspired by birds and animals. Suitable for families. Trail sheets cost 50p. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club. Different activity each week with a welcoming friendly group. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. Midday. Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch – the money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal for Food Banks.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. 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.

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.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy (U); 5pm. Animated adventure for the whole family. Life on the Limit (12A); 8pm. Documentary directed by Paul Crowder. Starring: Michael Fassbender, Niki Lauda, Michael Schumacher. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HEDGE END: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane (SO30 4EJ). Saving Mr Banks (PG); 7.30pm. Directed by: John Lee Hancock. Starring Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks and Annie Rose Buckley. (01489) 799499.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Love Is In The Air (15); 7pm. France, 2013. Subtitles. Directed by Alexandre Castagnetti. Starring: Ludivine Sagnier. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Fay Hield and The Hurricane Party. English folk. Admission £12.50-£14. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: The Good Intent, 40-46, College Street. 8pm. Open Mic Night. Plug in and join in with Petersfield’s own ‘Later with Joules’.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Sophie Darling, 7pm; Oakley Cheung, 7.30pm; Alfie Horne, 8pm; Amniciacs, 8.30pm; Go Mad, 9pm; Butterfly Culture, 9.30pm; The Beth Oliver Band, 10.15pm; Kelvin Jones, 11.15-midnight. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. States & Empires. Admission £6. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. ELO Experience. A tribute to Jeff Lynne and The Electric Light Orchestra. Admission £20. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 2.30pm. The Jungle Book. Presented by Image Musical Theatre. Admission £7, concs. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 1.30pm, 7.15pm. Gosport Gang Show 2014. Musical revue combining the talents of over 100 young members of the Gosport and Fareham Scout and Guide associations. Admission: 1.30pm, £9; 7.15pm, £11. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Pygmalion. Starring Alistair McGowan as Henry Higgins, with Rula Lenska and Jamie Foreman. Admission £19-£30.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAMBLEDON: Hambledon VillageHall, West Street. 8pm. Bedroom Farce. Play by Alan Ayckbourn, presented by Hambledon Arts Society Drama Group. (023) 9238 7329.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. Company. Musical by Stephen Sondheim, presented by CCADS. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7pm-10pm. New Apollo and Cop the Needle present: A Kind of Conjuration. A dramatisation, written by Stuart Olesker and John Stanton, based on the true story of the trial, held in Portsmouth during the Second World War, of the medium Helen Duncan. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fisher Hall, Whale Island (PO2 8BY). 7.30pm. Stop Interrupting. Comedy, written by Nick Broadhead, directed by Lisa Allan and performed by the Admirals’ Players. Admission £6, concs. 07906 227 709, (023) 9262 8757.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 8pm. Derren Brown: Infamous. His new one-man show. Admission £39-£45, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SWANWICK: Burseldon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane (SO31 7HB). 7.30pm. Battle Lines. New Forest Forge Theatre are starting our Great Way exhibition with a production of a new play. We will be using this as a chance to start exploring local history. Booking required as seats are limited. (01489) 576248, bursledonbrickworks.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. Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr Sloane. Seduction, blackmail and murder. Admission £17, concs. Post-show discussion, free, but please reserve your place. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. A Daffodil and Narcissi Evening. Organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut. 7.15pm-9.30pm. The Crinoline Church. Talk by Denis Bill, organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society Fareham Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-familyhistory.com/groups/fareham.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. Meet a Naval Captain of 1805, His Descendant and His Lady. Talk by Roger and Barbara Glancefield, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.

PETERSFIELD: Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Moggs Mead. 7.30pm. Herbaceous Borders. Talk by Geoff Hawkins, organised by the Petersfield Gardeners’ Club. Visitors and new members welcome. (01730) 261263.

PORTSMOUTH: IBM North Harbour. 6.50pm for 7pm. Codes, Encryption and Quantum Physics. Talk by Professor Sir Peter Knight FRS, organised jointly by the Portsmouth and District Physical Society and the IET Solent Network. Admission £1.50. Advance registration is required for this event. (023) 9284 5396, port.ac.uk/physsoc.

tomorrow

CLUBBING

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.

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Mitch Benn is the 37th Beatle. Comedy musical satirist. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring three comics from the international stand-up circuit. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

DANCING

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.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-5pm. Defend the Fort! Come and explore the tunnels, ramparts and fortifications and discover how to defend the fort. There will be a range of activities for all the family. (023) 9271 0060.

LISS: Triangle Centre, Mill Road. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Scrabble. Join us for an afternoon of words. All levels welcome! Admission £2.50 (inc tea/coffee). (01730) 301000.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Easter Animal Trail. Follow a trail around the museum to discover objects inspired by birds and animals. Suitable for families. Trail sheets cost 50p. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey. A Study in Sherlock. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

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