What’s on for Thursday February 7, 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 James Thoams (organ). Admission: £3, concs. portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road. 2pm-4pm. Sequence and some ballroom. New members welcome. £2.35. (023) 9259 7114

PORTSMOUTH: Bucklands Community Centre, Malins Road. 6.45pm-7.30pm. Free adult tap dance lesson. Suitable for beginners. 07854 718 860.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. Film Quiz Evening. Friendly film quiz evening to test your knowledge. Prizes to be won. Admission £2 pp, max team of six. (023) 9252 3463.

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. The Lawrence Archive: a window onto our past. Celebrating over 100 years of photography by J C Lawrence & Sons. 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.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Marley Blandford and Ellie Hurst, 7.15pm; Eloise Keating, 7.45pm; Camino de la Catrina, 8.30pm; Foxer, 9pm; Jump The Gun, 9.30pm-10.15pm; The Vinyls, 10.30pm; Sidewinder, 11.15pm-midnight. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth. 7pm doors, show starts 8.30pm. Mari Wilson. (023) 9282 4355.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 8pm. Rock Bottom - a rock covers band. (023) 9282 9759.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 7.30pm. Southsea’s Got Talent: Heat One. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: NBE CSA Club (Dockyard Club), Onslow Road. 8pm-11pm. The Bullfrog Blues Club. Featuring The Malcolm Bruce Band. Admission £8.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. High On Fire. Plus special guests. Admission: £13. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. That’ll Be The Day. A brand new 2013 production. Admission £22, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Yes, Prime Minister. Written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Closer. A brutal portrayal of modern-day sexual politics. Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. A new production. Admission: £22-£52. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. The Diary of Anne Frank. Presented by One Off Productions. Admission £8-£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.

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