What’s on for Thursday February 28, 2013

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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 Live! Featuring Adrian Green (Portsmouth Cathedral, voice). Admission: £3, concs. portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Royal Marines School of Music Concert. (023) 9282 2990.

DANCING

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

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Centre, Havant Road (PO6 1PA). 2pm-4.15pm. TPP Dance Club Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence. Admission: £3.50 (inc tea/coffee). 07989 124 089.

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: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays. 7pm-10pm. Storm the Tower. 100m sprint straight up! Take a personal challenge and raise money for charity. Register at nakedfundraising.co.uk/storm or 07795 694 441.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. Midday. Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch – the money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent appeal.

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. Football in the City: A Study in Sherlock. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Les Misérables (12A); 7.30pm. Directed by Tom Hooper. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls of The Wonder Stuff. Acoustic pop. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Isabelle Midamegbe, 7.30pm; Alfie Horne, 8pm; Dillon, 8.30pm; Jerry Williams, 9pm; 2’s Company, 9.30pm-10pm; Jay Groovara, 10.15pm; The James Tippins Band, 10.30pm; Natural Tendency (drums), 10.45pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Insatiable Love Rats.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Correspondents. Plus special guests. Admission: £8. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Sink or Swim. An insanely comic tale of tales and three men’s struggles at sea, presented by Spike Theatre. Admission £12.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Moscow Ballet – La Classique: Coppelia. Admission £21-£22, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Sebastian Faulks’ Birdsong. Adapted by Rachel Wagstaff. Directed by Alastair Whatley. Admission: £20.50-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. Bedales Drama: BAC Performances. The same programme of scripted performances will be performed tomorrow night. Admission free. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. The Water Journey of Nereus Pike. Expect life music, sea creatures, an impromptu rave scene and a nautical jumper. Ages 12 years plus. Admission: £8, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. The Sleeping Beauty. Presented by English National Ballet. Admission: £10-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Strike Up The Band. 1927 version presented by the University of Portsmouth Dramatic and Musical Society. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

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: 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.