What’s On for Thursday February 21, 2012

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

THURSDAY, FEB 21

COMEDY

GOSPORT: The Alverbank Hotel, Stokes Bay Road, Alverstoke. 7pm for 7.30pm. Jokes Bay Comedy Club. Featuring Nick Doody and Addy van der Borgh. Compere Sean Collins. Plus live music. Admission £12 (£18 with food). (023) 9251 0005.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Isserlis plays Haydn. Programme includes works by Prokofiev, Haydn and Beethoven. Conductor Kirill Karabits. Soloist Steven Isserlis (cello). Admission £14-£24. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

EVENTS

HAVANT: Staunton, Middle Park Way, Leigh Park. 10am-4pm. Butterfly House. Watch the butterflies take part in courtship flights and feed from plant nectar and fruit. (023) 9245 3405.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 1pm-3pm. Hot-Tastic! Join H2oh! Education to create fantastic hats and headdresses inspired by the exhibition Make! Believe! Make! For children aged five plus accompanied by an adult. Maximum three children per adult. No need to book, just drop-in. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Goals Portsmouth, Tangier Road, Copnor. 10am-3pm. Half-term Football Coaching. For children from five to 13 at £15 per day. (023) 8018 0200 for further details.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandy Veterans. (023) 9282 8068.

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 Gwenda Stephens. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-7pm. 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. 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

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. Rise of the Guardians (PG); 11am, 3.30pm. Directed by Peter Ramsey and featuring the voices of Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fishet and Jude Law. Admission £6, concs. (01252) 745444.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Quartet (12A); 8pm. Directed by Dustin Hoffman. Starring: Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Pauline Collins and Andrew Sachs. (01428) 642161 for further details.

LISS: Triangle Centre. Opening Gala Night of the Liss Film Festival 13: Argo (15); 7pm. Directed by: Ben Affleck. Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, Tate Donovan and Kerry Bishé. Admission: £10. (01730) 301000.

GIGS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Wellington, 62, High Street. All in the Swing. With Mickey and Grace. Vintage retro with a modern twist. (023) 9281 8956.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: William Harper (Dirty Hippy), 7pm; Ashley Scrace, 7.30pm; Fugative Orchestra, 8pm; Kayleigh Middleton, 8.30pm; The La’Barons, 9pm; Trash Dandies (drums), 9.30pm-10pm; Saltwatersun, 10.15pm; Camino de la Catrina, 11pm-11.30pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. The Cash Collection. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 8pm. Soul Patch.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Upstaged. Written and directed by Simon Downing. Admission: £10, concs. (01420) 472664, phoenixarts.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Oklahoma! Musical presented by Stage One Youth Theatre. Admission £10.50, concs. 7.45pm. Blackadder: Being a True and Japesome Historie of Englande ... Interalia Theatre have a very cunning plan. Admission £10, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Dr Phil’s Rude Health Show. Admission: £17.50 (NHS employees £12.50). (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Iron. Emotional drama by Rona Munro, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Community Centre, Hayling Park, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. High School Musical. Presented by Hayling Youngsters. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9246 7545.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 1pm-3pm, 5pm-6pm. The Incredible Book-Eating Boy. Five-minute show from Bootworks Theatre, designed for one person (or an adult with a young child) and tells Henry’s story. Admission: £7.50, children £5.50 (one parent goes free with every child). Free mime and mask workshop when you buy a ticket to this show. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 5pm. Zippo’s Circus. Admission £15, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. The Wheel Spins (The Lady Vanishes!). A pre-war mystery. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Guys and Dolls. Musical presented by Encore Youth Theatre. Admission £13.50, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Local Studies Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. Meet the Author: Catherine Hall. Join us as Catherine talks about her life as a writer and her journey into print. Admission £4, concs, please book in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. 07703 443 988.

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.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 7.30pm. Second World War Period Films. A selection of films from the archives of the Imperial War Museum. Organised by Portsmouth Museums and Records Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9282 8068.

SOUTHSEA: meet Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, King Street. 10.30am. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. 07703 443 988.

FRIDAY, FEB 22

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Hard, Fast and Dirty. With special guests Billy Daniel, Bunter, and Justin Bourne. Hard house. Admission £5, more on door. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. The Wolf Cub Club. Withy Champagne Justice DJs. (023) 9286 3911.

DANCING

COSHAM: St Colman’s Hall, St Colman’s Avenue (PO6 2JJ). 8pm-10.15pm. TPP Dance Club Social Dance. Ballroom, Latin, sequence. Large dance floor. Admission: £3 in advance, £4 on door. 07989 124 089.

PORTCHESTER: New Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom, sequence, old tyme, etc. Come and dance the afternoon away. Refreshments available. Admission £2.50. (023) 9278 9124.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Search, 50, Clarence Road. 10am-11.30am, 12.30pm-2pm, or 2.30pm-4pm. Make It Like Matisse: art workshops for families. Be inspired by the Matisse exhibition and create your own masterpiece. Arty fun for ages four and up. Admission free but please book in advance. (023) 9250 1957.

HAVANT: Staunton, Middle Park Way, Leigh Park. 10am-4pm. Butterfly House. Watch the butterflies take part in courtship flights and feed from plant nectar and fruit. (023) 9245 3405.

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: Lord Mayor’s Banqueting Room, Floor 2, The Guildhall. 10am-midday. Coffee Morning. An opportunity to meet friends old and new, have a chat, enter the raffle, rummage for bric-a-brac bargains and enjoy coffee and cake. Admission £2, with proceeds in support of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal raising funds for the Portsmouth Alzheimer’s Society and Portsmouth Cancer Care – the Whitburn Trust. (023) 9252 3463.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandy Veterans. (023) 9282 8068.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Gwenda Stephens. 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. 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.

SOUTHSEA: Art Space, Brougham Road. 6pm-8pm. Going Home. An exhibition of works by Natalie Dowse. artspace.co.uk.

FILMS

EAST MEON: Village Hall. Argo (12A) 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Directed by Ben Affleck. Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston and John Goodman. Admission: £5. (01730) 823337.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Parental Guidance (U); 3pm. Directed by Andy Fickman. Starring: Billy Crystal, Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei. Quartet (12A); 8pm. Directed by Dustin Hoffman. Starring: Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Michael Gambon, Pauline Collins and Andrew Sachs. (01428) 642161 for further details.

LISS: Triangle Centre. Liss Film Festival 13: Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted (PG); 2.30pm. Fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple, their journey takes them through Europe in a travelling circus. Admission: £3, concs. Liss Film Festival 13: Hope Springs (15); 7pm. Directed by: David Frankel. Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carrell. Admission: £6. (01730) 301000.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Quartet (12A); 7pm. UK, 2013. Directed by Dustin Hoffman. Starring Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins and Sheridan Smith. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

ESWORTH: The Railway Inn, Horndean Road. 8.30pm. The Delicate Sound of Floyd.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Robi Lee Disco.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Atomic Badger. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Old House at Home, 104, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.30pm. Dave Barrett.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. The Neville Staple Band. Admission: £14 advance, £16 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Strong Island Records presents: Boneyards. Plus special guests: Is Bliss; and more. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Power of Three. Blues trio. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Mojo Filters. Plus special guests: The Plans; and Midday Commitee. Plus DJs till late. Admission £7. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Upstaged. Written and directed by Simon Downing. Admission: £10, concs. (01420) 472664, phoenixarts.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Oklahoma! Musical presented by Stage One Youth Theatre. Admission £10.50, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 11am, 2pm. Andy and Mike’s Tick Tock Time Machine. Starring Andy from CBeebies. Admission: £11; under-18s £9.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Iron. Emotional drama by Rona Munro, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Community Centre, Hayling Park, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. High School Musical. Presented by Hayling Youngsters. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9246 7545.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 2pm, 8pm. National Theatre Connections: What Are They Like? By Lucinda Coxon. Admission: £6, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Puppetry of the Penis. Performing the ancient art of genital origami. Admission: £19.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7pm. Zippo’s Circus. Admission £15, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. The Wheel Spins (The Lady Vanishes!). A pre-war mystery. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Guys and Dolls. Musical presented by Encore Youth Theatre. Admission £13.50, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet third car park at Farlington Marshes, Eastern Road. 10.30am. Farlington Marshes Walk. Sturdy shoes for this walk across farmland and exposed open footpaths around the marshes. 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.

PETERSFIELD: Privett Village Hall. 7.45pm for 8pm. First Aid Awareness. Talk by Dr Kate Kindler, who will give advice on how to cope and what to do in medical situations – basic lie support for adult and children, first aid and when to seek help. privettvillagehall.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: meet Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront Walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. 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.