What’s on for Thursday, June 12, 2014

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COMEDY

CRANLEIGH: Cranleigh Arts Centre, High Street. (GU6 8AS). 8pm. Doug Segal: I can make you a mentalist. Admission: £12.50 in advance, £15 on the door. 01483 278000 for tickets.

CONCERT

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Pierre Bensusan. Acoustic guitar. Admission: £11.(01420) 472 664.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road. (PO6 3DY). 7.30pm for an 8pm start. Club-50 Disco. Golen oldies and disco classics. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958, club-50.co.uk.

HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Hall, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5BG). 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £3 (inc tea/biscuits). 07950 730 274.

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

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborne Road. 7.30pm. Jenny Docherty Medium. Admission: £10. 01329 231942.

FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 2pm-4pm. Friendship club for the over 60’s. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 2pm-4pm. Afternoon Teas. Have either a traditional or savoury afternoon tea. Admission: £16. Minimum 48-hours notice required. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy. 10am-5pm. World at War. Activities in the Victory Arena led by professional artists and historical interpreters. Make and do sessions and meet Second World War Veterans. (023) 9272 7595.

PORTSMOUTH:Alderman Lacey Library, Tangier Road. 10am-11am. My hero activities. Part of National Bookstart week. Suitable for under five’s.(023) 9282 3991.

PORTSMOUTH:Guildhall Walk. 3pm. My hero activities. Part of National Bookstart week. Suitable for under five’s. (023) 9281 9311.

PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road, Milton. 3.30pm. My hero activities. Part of National Bookstart week. Suitable for under five’s. beddow.library@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Social Group for the Over 50s. Admission £2. (023) 9268 8705.

SOUTHSEA: The D-Day Museum. 7.30pm. The Investigation. Work-In-Progress theatre group is presenting a reading of a version of The Investigation – a description of the mass murder at Auschwitz. Admission £10. (023) 9282 6722.

WHITELEY: Solent Hotel and Spa, Rookery Avenue. 10am-midday. Social Group for the Over 50s. Admission £2. (023) 9268 8705.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by The Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Community Centre, Westbourne Road. 2pm-6pm. D-Day commeoration exhibition. Will include special tapestry, war-time bicycle, propaganda, posters, caricatures, badges and medals. 01243 378742.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’ work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-5pm. Ebb and flow. art exhibition to commemorate and highlight Gosport’s role in D-Day. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf. 10am-6pm. Second World War exhibition. Admission: £8.95 adults, £6.95 children. (023) 9285 7520.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Joella Wheatle’s solo exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Ginny Top. Art exhibition from Ginny Top, an MA graduate who won an award from the gallery in 2012. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Lindsay Taylor’s textile exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Boathouse No.7, Historic Dockyard, Gunwharf. 7pm. Hair and beauty display. This event is part of the Southsea Fashion Week. Admission: £3 from eventbrite.com.

FILMS

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 8pm. Love Marilyn (12). Documentary film. Admission: £6. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. 7pm. Enough Said (PG). Admission: £6. 07580 715 982, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. A festival of war films. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408.

GARDENS

WINCHESTER: Crawley Gardens 2pm-6pm. Small village with thatched houses and three varied gardens. Admission: £6.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA:RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney Presents... live music acts including Ade Cull, Eliza Doe, Alfie Horne, The Explorers, Captain Orange and Maybe Neverland. (023) 9282 6502.

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

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. (PO19 6AP). 7.45pm. Pressure. Admission: £18-£22. cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborne Road. 7.30pm. More Trouble at Fawlty Towers. Play by John Cheese and Connie Booth. Admission: £13, conc. 01329 231942.

PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 2.45pm. Tender Loving Care. Production to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day. Admission £12. (023) 9264 6477.


PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 8pm. ‘If’ production. Production based on the life of Rudyard Kipling a popular early 20th century writer. Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Dirty Dancing. Admission £19.50-£48.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road.7.30pm. The Dreamboys. Male stripper act. Admission: £22.50. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Volpone. Volpone, an elderly Venetian, connives with his money-crazed servant to convince his greedy friends that he is dying in order to be named heir. Admission: £8-£11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Annual Plant Swap Evening. Organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 7.45pm. Nursery Rhymes-TheHistories and Mysteries. Talk by Tessa Daines. Admission: £5. (023) 9252 3463.

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.