What’s on for Thursday, April 17, 2014

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A guide to what’s on around the area today

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11pm. Fosters’ South Coast Comedian of The Year 2014: Heat Four. Hosted by James Alderson and featuring: Matt Holmes, David Arnold, Deborah Jones, Frankie Dore, Charlie Barnes, Luke Honnoraty, Louis Burgess and Daniel Fitzhenry. (023 ) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

DANCING

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

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 9am-3pm. Easter Half-term Activities: The Jungle Book Experience. Day one 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.

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. (01329) 233734.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 7pm. Eucharist of the Last Supper.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.15pm-10pm. Healer Training Evening Clinic. Admission £6. 07989 534 673 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, also at St Wilfrid’s, George Street and St Faith’s, Crasswell Street. 7.30pm. Eucharist of the Last Supper and Vigil Prayer. Join us as we remember the last supper Jesus shared with his friends; how at that meal he washed his disciples’ feet and then led them to the Garden of Gethsemane where he invited them to ‘watch and pray’ with him.

PORT SOLENT: Playground. 11am-4pm. Fun Food Workshop. Create something good enough to eat as you decorate your own Easter themed biscuit at our fantastically sticky workshop! For children aged three to 12, who must be accompanied by an adult. (023) 9261 0001, portsolent.com.

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.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey, cards, jewellery, woodcraft, craft, cakes, and plants. Coffee and tea available. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

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. The Lego Movie (U); 2.30pm. Animated comedy adventure. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Screening Room, Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, Winston Churchill Avenue (PO1 2DJ). Dans la Maison (In the House) (15); 7pm. France, 2012. Subtitles. Directed by François Ozon. Starring: Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Schmitt and Ernst Umhauer. Admission £6, concs. 07580 715 982, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Stranger by the Lake (18); 7pm. France, 2013. Subtitles. Directed by Alain Guiraudie. Starring: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou and Patrick d’Assumçao. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

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: Ade Cull, 7pm; The Shamans, 7.30pm; Logan Carter, 8pm; Jerry Williams, 8.30pm; The Silhouettes, 9.30pm; Skafish, 10.15-11.30pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Kris Roe (The Ataris). Admission £10. (023) 8022 5612.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. 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.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. RSC: Richard II. Another chance to see the first ever live cinema broadcast from the stage of the RSC with David Tennant in the title role. (01428) 642161 for further details.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 2pm, 7.30pm. Bugsy Malone. The smash hit musical is brought to life with interactive sets that will put you right in the action! Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 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.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 5.30pm. Alice in Wonderland (an Easter pantomime). Starring Steve Hewlett, Paul Daniels, Debbie McGee, Jasette Amoxs, Robert Pearce and Ant Payne. Admission £14-£16, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

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.

WALKS & TALKS

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road (PO11 0HB). 2pm. My Time Inside (Not Letting the Cat Out of the Bag). Talk by John Sandy, organised by the Hayling Island branch of the U3A. Visitors (£2) and new members welcome. (023) 9246 5010, 9246 4893.