What’s on for Thursday January 30, 2014

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

COMEDY

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, High Street (PO12 1BT). 7.30pm doors for 8pm. Ssssh Comedy Night. Featuring Jeff Innocent, Anthony J Brown, Mike Belgrave and Ian Smith. MC Keith Barron. Admission £12, please book in advance. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Recital. Featuring: David Price (Portsmouth Cathedral) 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: Milton Village Hall, Milton Road (PO4 8PR). 11am, . Zumba. Get fit, have fun! Admission £18 for a six-week course. 07582 370 900.

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: 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.

LIPHOOK: Millennium Centre, 2, Ontario Road (GU30 7LD). 6pm-8pm. Bohunt Manor Artefacts Display. Vollunteers will be in attendance to answer any queries regarding the exhibition and other exhibits, etc. (01428) 727275.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays (PO1 3BF). 11am-4pm. 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

HEDGE END: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane (SO30 4EJ). Captain Phillips (12A); 7.30pm. Directed by: Paul Greengrass. Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi and Barkhad Abdirahman. (01489) 799499.

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Cinema Room, Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, Winston Churchill Avenue (PO1 2DJ). The Selfish Giant (15); 8pm Directed by Clio Barnard. Starring: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas and Sean Gilder. Admission £6, concs. 07580 715 982, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Cinema Paradiso (PG); 7pm. Subtitles. Italy, 1988. Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. Starring: Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin and Marco Leonardi. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Good Intent, 40-46, College Street (GU31 4AF). 8pm. The Trevor John Band. (01730) 263838.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Ade Cull, 7pm; Lewis Bennett, 7.30pm; Ryan James, 8pm; Lyndsey Lang, 8.30pm; Jerry Williams, 9pm; Nathalie Gunn, 9.30pm; Clone Radio, 10.15pm; Outgun Empire, 10.45pm-11.15pm; B Yellow, 11.15pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 8.45pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Arrivals and Departures. Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourne. Admission: £16.50-£28. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. National Theatre live: Coriolanus. Live from the Donmar Warehouse. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 1.45pm, 8pm. Pulling Faces. Louise Jameson stars in this topical one-woman comedy. Admission £7.50 (matinee); £10, concs (evening). (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Eat, Pray, Laugh! Barry Humphries’ Farewell Tour. During the all-singing, all-dancing spectacular, Dame Edna promises to ‘empower’ audiences as she meditates on the big issues. Admission £21.50-£47.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

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.