What’s on for Thursday January 16, 2014

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

COMEDY

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Jongleurs Comedy On The Road. Featuring Rhodri Rhys, Holly Walsh, Carey Marx and Jonny Awsum. Admission: £15.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: The Assembly Room, North Street. 7.30pm. Chichester Chamber Concert featuring The Jacquin Trio. Programme includes works by: Mozart, Huw Watkins, Bruch, Julius Röntgen and Reinecke. Admission £15 (students free). (01243) 781312.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Recital. Featuring: Anthony Gritten (Royal Academy of Music) organ. Admission £3, concs. 023 9282 3300 extn 228, portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50 (inc refreshments). (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

HAVANT: Bedhampton Social Hall, 21, Bedhampton Road (PO9 3ES). 7.30pm-10pm. Folks in Harmony – a new a cappella four-part mixed harmony singing group. Rehearsals every Thursday. We very much welcome new singers, particularly you fellas! 07712 687 911.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.15pm-10pm. Healer Training Evening Clinic. Admission £6. 07989 534 673 for further details.

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays (PO1 3BF). 11am-4pm. Emergency 6, 10 artists have been selected for this stage of the competition and from these a winner has been chosen to receive the prize of a solo exhibition at Aspex in 2015. Emergency: Rebrand, 2nd Year BA (Hons) Graphics Design students at Portsmouth University with their take on the brand identity. 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). Blue Jasmine (12A); 8pm Directed by Woody Allen. Starring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Peter Sarsgaard. Admission £6, concs. 07580 715 982, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Nun (12A); 7pm. Subtitles. France, 2013. Directed by Guillaume Nicloux. Starring: Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert, Louise Bourgoin and Martina Gedeck. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Jade Kelly, 7pm; Matt Tarrant, 7.30pm; Lyndsey Lang, 8pm; Lucky 13, 8.30pm; Ruby and The Roughcuts, 9pm; Old Sarum, 10.15pm; The Folsom, 10.45pm; Reborn, 11.15pm-11.45pm. 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. Chris T-T & The Hoodrats plus Oxygen Thief. Acoustic, folk, rock. (023) 8022 5612.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 7.30pm. The Snow Queen. Pantomime for all the family with all the traditional ingredients. Admission £9, concs. (01420) 472 664.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Zones of Avoidance. Written and performed by Maggie Sawkins. The incidental music was composed and performed by Portsmouth-based musician Nick Evans on pedal-steel guitar. Admission £6. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Robin Cousins’ Ice: the skating stage experience. Redefining ice skating for a new generation with a spectacular show. Admission £17.50-£35. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7pm. Staircase. An often bitchy, satirical look at what the Lord Chamberlain once forbade! Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road (PO11 0HB). 2pm. The Foundling Hospital (The Last of the Coram Foundlings). Talk by Gordon Aspey, organised by the Hayling Island branch of the U3A. Visitors (£2) and new members welcome. (023) 9246 5010, 9246 4893.

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.