What’s on for Thursday, January 29, 2015

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COMEDY

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Condensed Histories: Silent Movie Live. Comedy performer Greg Chapman pays homage to Chaplin. Tickets £5. Call (023) 9252 3463 or visit hants.gov.uk/gdc to book.

DANCING

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

EVENTS

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. Fresh homemade lunch and dessert. Entertainment afterwards, which can include bingo, a quiz or a guest speaker. Admission £3.95. Contact (023) 9261 7890 for more information.

EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10am-11.30am. Country Market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 4pm-5pm. Havant Drama Group. Led by theatre professionals from Chichester Festival Theatre, for children in school years four to seven (between the ages of eight and 12). £35 per term. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

NORTH END: The Learning Place, Derby Road. 10am-12pm. Social Group Meeting. Offering friendship and activities. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the Museum. Talk for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote the life in the service especially during conflict. (023) 9284 1762, iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Over-50’s Social Club. Make friends and try activities including printing and crafting. Admission: £2. For more information call (023) 9268 8705.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Thursday Chat and Tea Club. Come along for tea, cake and a warm welcome. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Val Carter. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 10.30am – 4pm. Inspired By...Facing-Recovering. This exhibition explores the complex issues injured soldiers face in their transition from military to civilian life. Through drawing, video and words a number of soldiers and veterans share their personal stories and experience of injury and post-traumatic stress disorder in what one veteran described as closure in ‘graphical evidence’. Suitable for over 16’s. Admission free. Call 0113 220 1888 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Youth Open Art Competition and Exhibition. The gallery is inviting all young artists to submit original artwork in any medium for selection for the exhibition and a prize. Free admission. Call (023) 9252 3463 for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Chris Briden: Street Art. Southampton-based artist Chris has developed a photorealist style after years of working within designated legal graffiti sites. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. Mon and Tues 10am-5.30pm, Wed-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Jewellers’ Showcase. Wendy Nutt and Jill Clark are exhibiting as visiting artists in the first half of 2015. Wendy’s work is inspired by her love of nature and Jill’s designs are influenced by the simple shapes and clarity of form of the cultures of Ancient Egypt and prehistoric Britain. Contact (023) 9247 2700 for more information or visit thespring.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Pompey Prints. A rolling exhibition of prints which celebrate Portsmouth and Southsea as its subject, showcasing the work of artists who live locally. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An Artist at Sea On board HMS Argyll and Tireless. A body of work by Jules George depicting the experiences of HMS Argyll and the submarine HMS Tireless on active deployment. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9272 7582.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square, south corridor, ground floor. Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Portraits. This exhibition shows highlights from a series of photographic portraits of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra players. Admission free. Visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth History Centre, Central Library, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. Monday and Friday 9.30am-5pm, Tuesday-Thursday 9.30am-6pm, Saturday 10am-3.30pm. ‘Ripping Yarns’ and the Tale of the Forgotten Author. An exhibition charting the life and works of the Portsmouth born children’s adventure writer, Percy F. Westerman. Contact (0)23 9237 5594.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Film Society, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. 6.45pm. Touch Of Sin (15). A miner, enraged by corruption, takes justice into his own hands. A migrant discovers the possibilities of owning a firearm. A sauna receptionist is pushed to her limits by an abusive client and a factory worker goes from one discouraging job to the next. Duration: 2hr5 min. Tickets: £6 or three films for £10.

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. Get On Up (12A). Biopic of the Godfather of soul, James Brown. Tickets £8 for adults, £6.50 for students and seniors. For more details contact 07435 029408 or email bookings@no6cinema.co.uk

SOUTHAMPTON: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, SO30 4EJ. 7.30pm. Fury (15). Set in April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sargeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Tickets: £6.50, £5 concessions, £4 children. Contact (023) 8065 2333 or visit berrytheatre.co.uk for bookings and information.

GIGS

EASTNEY: The Cellars, 56 Cromwell Road, Southsea, PO4 9PN. 7.30pm-11pm. Chris Farlowe and the Norman Beaker Band. Blues, soul. Admission: £16.50 advance, £18 on the door. Call (023) 9282 6249.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 8pm. Phil Beer and the Bully Wee Band. Acoustic rock/folk. Admission: £15, concession £13.50. Vist thespring.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Fat Fox, Albert Road.

Live Entertainment. ACODA, Lawless Nation, Civil Eyes and I Am Enclave.

Admission £4. Over 18’s only.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm-11pm. Play@The RMA. An evening of music from Megan Bird, Reborn, Indigo VAT, Trouble County and more. Admission free. Visit rmatavarn.co.uk for more information.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2.45 and 7.45pm. Love, Loss and Chianti. A double bill by Christopher Reid. Devised for the stage by Robert Bathurst. Admission: £18-£22. Call 01243 781312 or visit cft.org.uk

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 7.30pm. Cinderella. Pantomime by the Crofton Amateur Dramatic Society. Call 01329 661143.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street, Old Portsmouth. 2.45pm. Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Talk by the Reverend Giles Harris-Evans on the Palestine-Israel situation, as seen after sitting at border check points for several weeks. Admission free, but a donation of 50p if staying for tea/coffee.