What’s on for Thursday February 13, 2014

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

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Recital. Featuring: George Castle (Winchester Cathedral) organ. Admission £3, concs. 023 9282 3300 extn 228, portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road. 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.

EVENTS

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: Milton Village Hall, Milton Road (PO4 8PR). 11am, . Zumba. Get fit, have fun! Admission £18 for a six-week course. 07582 370 900.

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 the paintings of Suzette Smith and Belinda. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Open Art Exhibition. A chance to see some of the best work by our local artists in an exhibition displaying a variety of styles and media. Visitors are invited to vote for their favourite piece. Both the visitors’ choice and the Rotarians’ choice are awarded prizes. Sponsored by the Gosport Rotary Club and Southern Co-operative. Free Admission . (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays (PO1 3BF). 11am-4pm. Creating Balance, the result of a year-long collaborative project initiated by Portsmouth University. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. 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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Cinema Room, Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, Winston Churchill Avenue (PO1 2DJ). Upstream Colour (12A); 8pm. UK, 2013. Directed by Shane Carruth. Starring: Amy Seimetz, Frank Mosley and Shane Carruth. Admission £6, concs. 07580 715 982, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Fanny (PG); 7pm. France, 2013. Subtitles. Directed by Daniel Auteuil. Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Victoire Bélézy and Jean-Pierre Darroussin. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. El Born. Plus Komaro, The Bayonettes and Tom Mann. Admission £7 in advance, £8 on door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Lou Ashley, 7.30pm; Ella Payne, 8pm; The High Wire Act, 8.30pm; Smiley Campbell, 9pm; Decaders, 10.15pm; Will Dawson, 11.15pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Yearbook. Plus Swim Good. Admission £5. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: The Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, 74, Albert Road (PO5 2SL). 9pm. White Rabbit Saloon. Acoustic trio playing popular hits.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. August Burns Red. Plus special guests. Hundredth; and Being As An Ocean. Admission £12. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Grease. Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again. Presented by GSA Productions. Admission: £15-£23.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Supernova VI: Set Two. A festival of new one-act plays presented by Bench Theatre. Two sets of plays on successive nights. Admission £8, concs, one night; £10, concs for two nights. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Grease. Presented by the Portsmouth Players. Admission £6.50-£15. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Happy Days – A New Musical. Starring Heidi Range as Pinky Tuscadero. Admission £20-£34, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. The Pub Quiz. The play uncovers the complex relationships, foibles, opinions and arguments of those taking part in this unique new play by Steve Harris. The audience won’t be left out as they have to take part in the quiz too. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. From 7.30pm. Dreams and Fears. Presented by Glimpse Theatre (Young Theatre Royal). This installation-based performance is a sensitive exploration of what young people both fear and aspire to. Performances every 15 minutes. Admission £5. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Shakespeare in Titchfield. Talk by Ken Groves, 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. Wickham Memorial Project. Talk by Jane Fox and Jane Painter, organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society Fareham Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-familyhistory.com/groups/fareham.

GOSPORT: Search, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. Royal Naval Ships’ Figureheads. Figurehead consultant and sculptor Eric Walker talks about Royal Naval ships’ figureheads that can be seen in naval establishments, Gunwharf Quays and in Portsmouth Dockyard. Admission £3, must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

HAVANT: Langstone Room, The Spring, East Street. 8pm. The Battle of the Somme. Talk by Charles Haskell, owner of the WWI Remembrance Centre in Fort Widley, Portsdown Hill. Admission £5, £3 for Friends of Havant Museum. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. The Gentrification of Old Portsmouth. Talk by Ann Jablonski and Phil Aspey, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.

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 Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.