What’s on for Thursday, June 5, 2014

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COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Comedy Club. Admission: £9.50.(01420) 472 664.

CONCERTS

HORNDEAN: Blendworth Centre, Blendworth Lane (PO8 4AA). 7.30pm. Horndean Music Society Concert. Featuring Blendworth Brass Band. All welcome. Admission £7. horndeanmusicsociety.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime concert with paul du Plessis-Smith and Richard Allum. Sandwiches and light refreshments available for purchase. Admission £3. (023) 9282 3300.

DANCING

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

EVENTS

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: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 7pm. After Hours. Open mic night for accoustic music, poetry and spoken word. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Charity shopping event. Lots of stalls with discounted prices. Admission: £5. (023) 9282 1512.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. All about The Song. Search for the region’s greatest singer-songwriter. Admission: £2. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common, Clarence Esplanade. 10.45am-12pm. D-Day 70 Drumhead ceremony. Features the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth, vetrans, cadets and serving members of the Armed forces. Admission: free. (023) 9282 7261.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Seafront. 12pm-1pm. Royal Navy and Royal Marines display. Demonstration featuring an amphibious landing and helicopters over the Solent. Admission: free. (023) 9284 1400.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Seafront. 2pm-2.25pm. RAF Red Arrows Display. Admission: free. (023) 9284 1400.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Seafront. 7.30pm-10pm. Sunset concert for heroes, D-Day. Bespoke concert by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to pay tribute to the D-Day Veterans. Admission: free. (023) 9284 1400.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm-10pm. Elvis tribute evening. Mark Anthony is performing his If I can Dream Elvis Tribute.Admission: £20. (023) 9282 8282.

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.

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.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 10am-5.30pm. Jewellers’ showcase. See and buy British craftmanship. (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 10am-5.30pm. I am not who you Think I am. Heather Bowring’s exhibition encourages people to not just look at art but explore it with touch and sound. (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. 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.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-6pm. Second World War exhibition. Admission: £8.95 adults, £6.95 children. (023) 9285 7520.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. 7pm. kuma (12A). Admission: £6. 07580 715 982, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. 20 Feet from Stardom (12A). Director Morgan Neville. Starring Bruce Springsteen, Arlene Love, Merry Clayton and Mick Jagger. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408.

GARDENS

HORNDEAN: Crookly Pool, Blendworth Lane. 2pm-5pm. Californian tree poppies and evening primrose. Admission: £3.50.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Elvis- If I can Dream. Tribute act staring Mark Anthony. Admission: £20. (023) 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA: The Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. East India Youth and Jupiter-C. Admission: £7.50. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. (PO19 6AP). 7pm. Pressure. Admission: £18-£22. cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Trials of Oscar Wilde. Admission £13.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

WALKS & TALKS

CHICHESTER: 9, North Pallant (PO19 1TJ). 8pm. Portraits of Artists. Talk by photographer Nicholas Sinclair. Admission £8.50, concs. (01243) 774557. pallant.org.uk.

FARLINGTON: St Andrews Church Hall, Havant Road. 7.30pm. gardening club meeting. Roger Hermons will be speaking about roses, wildlife and complimentary plants. Admission: 50p for members, £1 for non-members. GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7pm. An evening of D-Day talks. David Verghese and Stuart Burgess will talk about D-Day. Please book in advance. Admission £6. (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.