What’s on for Thursday April 4, 2013

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A guide to what’s on around the area today.

COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Phoenix Theatre Comedy Club. Compered by Dan Evans. Admission £10, concs. (01420) 472 664.

CONCERTS

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 11.30am. Lunchtime Theatre Organ Concert. Performed by John Wadley (Emsworth). Admission free, retiring collection in aid of the Thorngate Building Appeal.

HORNDEAN: Blendworth Centre, Blendworth Lane (PO8 4AA). 7.30pm. Horndean Music Society Concert. Featuring the Ravendale Trio: Clare Draycott (flute), Lucinda Willitts (oboe) and Deborah Vears (clarinet). All welcome. Admission £7. horndeanmusicsociety.org.

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.35.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 1pm-5pm. Teddy Bear Puppets. For families with children aged three to eight and their older brothers and sisters. Maximum three children per adult. Drop-in activity, no need to book. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club for the over 55s. Different activity each week with a welcoming friendly group. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-5.15pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of garden and parklands, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Sue Harvey. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Story Building, Historic Dockyard. 10am-6pm. Les Miserables Costumes on Display. Featuring 19 costumes and a selection of props from the film.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Flight (15); 7.45pm. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Denzel Washington, Melissa Leo, John Goodman and Don Cheadle. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Simon Townshend. Acoustic, mod singer/songwriter. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Ryan James Crockford, 7pm; Dillon, 7.30pm; The Folsom, 8pm; Royal Shades, 8.30pm; Foxer, 9pm; Archean Soundtrack, 9.30pm; The Founders Of, 10.15pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 11pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. Fat Cat Soul Band.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8pm. Southsea’s Got Talent: Heat Three. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Observing the Ghost. Album launch show. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Calamity Jane. Presented by Gosport Musical Theatre Productions. Admission £10, concs. (01329) 223100.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook.2.30pm, 7.45pm. Ellis Peters’ Cadfael in The Virgin in the Ice. A classic medieval murder mystery. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. The Boy at the Edge of the Room. Fairy tale for adults, presented by Forest Forge Theatre. Admission £11, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 2pm, 7pm. Little Mermaid. Adaptation of Disney’s musical. Admission: £11.50, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice. Starring Keith Jack as Joseph. Admission: £19.50-£34. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. An Evening with Stars from Strictly Come Dancing. Featuring Pasha Kovaley and Katya Virshilas. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 4pm. Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Admission £11, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.