What’s On for Thursday April 19, 2012

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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.

TODAY

EVENTS

GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 5-6pm. Spanish Language Cafe. Looking for an informal way to improve your language skills - No need to be fluent but no absolute beginners please. Admission free. (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT, meet outside The Spring, East Street. 7pm. Evening cycle ride to Westbourne, White Horse. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Group. Friendship Club for the over 50s. Different activity each week in a friendly group. Admission £2.50. (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 support a local charity. (023) 9229 3020.

PORTSMOUTH, Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 8pm. A Knight of Murder. Take a seat at your own round table and test your detective skills to solve a dastardly murder. Admission £18 (inc two-course meal). (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, St Francis Church Hall, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 2pm-4pm. The Cosy Club. A social group for men and women 60+ every Thursday for social time, quizzes, raffles, speakers and trips. Pop along for a warm welcome. (023) 9262 8705.

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

WATERLOOVILLE, Acorn Centre, 3, The Kestrels, Eagle Avenue, Wecock Farm. 9.30am-12.30pm. Table Top Sale. Tables can be booked in advance at £3.50 each. (023) 9225 8423.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM, B Level coffee shop, QA Hospital. 10-4 Mon-Fri, 2-4 Sat-Sun. Belinda acrylics, flowers and pets.

PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth College, Tangier Road, Copnor. 1pm-8pm. Creative Textile Exhibition. Featuring original work by adult education students. Suppliers will be on hand from 5pm-8pm selling beads and other textile goods as well as bobbin lace supplies. (023) 9266 7521.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (closed Mondays). No Place Like Pompey. An exhibition looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (not Mondays). Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Shoulder to Shoulder. An exhibition of 100 photos from the front line. (023) 9281 9385, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (closed Mondays). The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, Richard Lancelyn Green’s Bequest. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

HASLEMERE, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. The Descendants. (15); 8pm. Directed by: Alexander Payne. Starring: George Clooney, Judy Greer, Beau Bridges. Admission £5.50-£7.50, concs. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

FAREHAM, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Jackson: Live in Concert. Amir Sharma’s portrayal of Michael Jackson in his prime. Admission £18. (01329) 231942.

PORTSMOUTH, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: White Wolf’s Wondering, 7pm; By Far and Beyond, 7.30pm; Cortez, 8pm; Southgate and Leigh, 8.30pm; Discotheque Wreck, 9.30pm; The Founders of, 10.45pm; Johnny Bell, 11.30pm-midnight. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Gun Room, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7.30pm. Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart. Supported by Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmonds. Admission £10 in advance. (023) 9238 2888.

PORTSMOUTH, Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Artful (full band show). Plus special guests. Admission £6 in advance, £8 on door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, Fountain Inn, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong (ex Van Morrison) Open Mic Night. (023) 9241 2291.

SOUTHAMPTON, The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Bow Wow Wow. Admission £15 advance, £17 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Charlene Soraia. Plus Dan Shears, Andrew Foster. Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Translated by Michael Frayn and starring Roger Allam, Dervla Kirwan and Timothy West. Admission £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7pm. The Way of the World. Comedy by William Congreve, starring Penelope Keith. Admission £15-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

HAVANT, The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Cymbeline. By William Shakespeare, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. Rock Challenge. A memorable and life-changing event for schools, teachers, communities and young people alike. The Rock Challenge welcomes any school who wants to be involved!. Admission £11. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Dirty Dancing. The classic story on stage. Admission £19.50-£48.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Doctor in the House. Starring: Joe Pasquale and Robert Powell. Admission £15-£24.50. (023) 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA, St Peter’s Theatre, Fraser Road. 7.30pm. Love Letters: a show for charity. A musical show for the Rowans Hospice by Malcolm Chewter and local performers. Admission £5-£7. 07958 769 202.

TITCHFIELD, St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay!. Dario Fo’s throught-provoking political satire. Admission £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 7:30pm. Georgia to Afghanistan. With stunning photos and imformative commentary, John Pilkington’s travel writing makes this a show not to be missed. Please book. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

PORTCHESTER, Parish Hall, Castle Street. 7.30pm. Sustainability: Principles and Practice. Talk by Mary Lewis (manager of the Sustainability Centre, East Meon), organised by the Portchester Civic Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9238 2778.

PORTSMOUTH, meet Scott Road car park (off Military Road by The News Centre). 10.30am. Hilsea Lines Walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ with its abundance of wildlife. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA, D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 7.30pm. Dawn Chorus: the early Wrens 1917-19. Talk by Victoria Ingles, collections manager, BMRN, organised by Portsmouth Museums and Records Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2. (023) 9282 8068.

TOMORROW

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-late. It’s A Sin. With residents DJ Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Ian Smith and Fin Taylor. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

DANCING

COSHAM, St Colman’s Hall, St Colman’s Avenue. 8pm-10.15pm. Ballroom and Sequence Social Dance. Large dance floor. Tea/ coffee available. Admission £4. 07989 124 089.

EVENTS

GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 10.30am-midday. Reading Group for People with a Visual Impairment. We provide the books in large print, on tape or CD and you enjoy the discussion! Free. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc for further details.

PORTSMOUTH, Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy, Metamorphic Technique and Indian Head Massage. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Admission £5-£8

PORTSMOUTH, Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Take Five Workshop: Mindfulness or Autopilot in our Daily Lives. With Carolyn Barber. Includes strategies and exercises for good mental health. Admission £10, in advance or on door. (023) 9286 4306, meetrelaxlearncreate.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Take Five Workshop: Mindfulness or Autopilot in our Daily Lives. With Carolyn Barber. Includes strategies and exercises for good mental health. Admission £10, in advance or on door. (023) 9286 4306, meetrelaxlearncreate.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM, B Level coffee shop, QA Hospital. 10-4 Mon-Fri, 2-4 Sat-Sun. Belinda acrylics, flowers and pets.

PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth College, Tangier Road, Copnor. 10am-3pm. Creative Textile Exhibition. Featuring original work by adult education students. (023) 9266 7521.

PORTSMOUTH, Aspex Gallery 2, Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 6pm-8pm. New Creatives. A showcase of creative works by young people from seven local FE and Sixth Form colleges. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (closed Mondays). No Place Like Pompey. An exhibition looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (not Mondays). Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Shoulder to Shoulder. An exhibition of 100 photos from the front line. (023) 9281 9385, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (closed Mondays). The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, Richard Lancelyn Green’s Bequest. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

HASLEMERE, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. The Woman in Black. (12A); 8pm. Directed by: James Watkins. Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Ciar Hinds and Janet McTeer. Admission £5.50-£7.50, concs. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

CHICHESTER, Pallant Suite, South Pallant. 6.30pm doors for 7.45pm–10.15pm. Chichester Jazz Club. Featuring The Sophie Smith Quartet. Admission £10. (01243) 776001.

FAREHAM, Hill Park MWM Club. Robi Lee Disco.

FAREHAM, Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Vin Garbutt. Folk. Admission £12.50, concs. (01329) 223100, box office.

HAVANT, Wheelwrights, Emsworth Road. 8.45pm. Woody Jam Band. (023) 9248 3365.