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CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live! Featuring Edmund Aldhouse (Portsmouth Cathedral, organ). Admission: £3, concs. portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Fuction Room, Spur Road. 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Club-50 Disco. Golden oldies and disco classics. With Denis Kaye. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.35.

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Centre, Havant Road (PO6 1PA). 2pm-4.15pm. TPP Dance Club Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence. Admission: £3.50 (inc tea/coffee). 07989 124 089.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club for the over 55s. Different activity each week with a welcoming friendly group. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. Midday. Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch – the money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent appeal.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTCHESTER: Library, West Street. 10am-4pm. Portchester Community Centre, Old and New. Organised by the Portchester Society.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library Gallery, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-8pm. Paintings and Pastels. Exhibition of works by sisters Pam Ashenden and Sylvia Massey.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: The Venue, Spur Road (PO19 8PR). 7.30pm. Chichester Country Music Club Irish Concert. Featuring: Brendan Shine. Admission: £10. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Wellington, 62, High Street. Dicey Riley. Father and son duo. (023) 9281 8956.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Rumours of Fleetwood Mac. Tribute. Admission £22.50. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Sean Michael Fisher, 7pm; The Explorers, 7.30pm; The Cryptics, 8pm; Brink Theory, 8.30pm; Tenga Sol, 9pm-10pm; Huw Olesker, 10.15pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 10.45pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Paul Quelch Trio.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Selecter. Plus spcial guests Talisman. Admission £15. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 7pm. Ye-Ha!. Wild West fun with live band. Wear your stetson! Admission£5, in advance or on door. (023) 9251 0012.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Agatha Christie’s Go Back For Murder. Murder, mystery and intrigue ... Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Alaska. A story of one man’s carefree, joyous journey which becomes a nightmarish plunge into extreme survival. Admission £12.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Sleeping Beauty on Ice. Starring Olga Sharutenko. Admission: £17.50-£35. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Starring Beverley Callard, Jess Robinson and Ray Quinn. Admission £15-£29.50. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Laburnum Grove. A thriller or a comedy? By J B Priestley. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Chapel Street by Luke Barnes and Bitch Boxer by Charlotte Josephine. A double bill of award-winners. Admission £13, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Adventures in Albania and Kosovo. Talk by Adrian Edgar, organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. The New Galleries at the Royal Naval Museum. Talk by Christopher Knox, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.

TOMORROW

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. Transmission ... room two of It’s A Sin. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-late. It’s A Sin. With residents DJ Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Boothby Graffoe. Brand new tour: Nomad, No Sane Either ... Admission £12, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Rob Beckett, Matt Richardson and Joe Bor. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 1.30pm. Let’s Dance with the Mini Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. A Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Schools’ Concert for Key Stage 1 pupils. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Spring Dance. Performing works by Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninov. Conductor Owain Arwel Hughes. Soloist Alexandra Soumm (violin). Admission £14-£24. Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: The Quad, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. The Spring Concert. In the principal musical event of the spring term, concerto performances and varied works for choir, orchestras and concert band exemplify a wide-range of the school’s music-making. Admission free. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £3. (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Methodist Church and Pastoral Centre, 19, High Street. (PO10 7AQ). 1pm-3.30pm. Emsworth Arts and Crafts Market. Come and browse the many arts and crafts made by local people. 07812 938 719.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy, Metamorphic Technique and Indian Head Massage. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Admission: £5-£8.

WATERLOOVILLE: The Acorn Centre, 3, The Kestrels, Wecock. 9.30am-midday. Table Top Sale. Light refreshments also available. (023) 9225 8423. acorncentre.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTCHESTER: Library, West Street. 10am-4pm. Portchester Community Centre, Old and New. Organised by the Portchester Society.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. No Place Like Pompey. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth. A Study in Sherlock. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library Gallery, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-5pm. Paintings and Pastels. Exhibition of works by sisters Pam Ashenden and Sylvia Massey.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Argo (15); 7pm. US, 2012. Directed by Ben Affleck. Starring Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Clea Duvall. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Portsmouth Film Society, Havelock Community Centre, 324, Fawcett Road. North by Northwest (PG), 2pm. US, 1959. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring: Cary Grant, James Mason and Eva Marie Saint. Anna Karenina (12A), 4pm; UK, 2012. Directed by Joe Wright. Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Countdown to Dumbfest. With a live sneak preview of some of the bands set to appear. Admission £8. (01420) 472 664.

CROOKHORN: The Centurion, Crookhorn Lane. 8.30pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Double Bill: The Carrivick Sisters and Blair Dunlop. Admission £12.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club. Featuring: The Marcus Malone Band. All welcome. Admission: £15. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. The Day of The Rabblement. Folk. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Veronique Devine and The Vixens present: Rock with the Foxes. Featuring Toy Town and Marley Blandford. Admission £5 in advance, £7 on door. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Registry, St Michael’s Road. 8.30pm. Fiction; and Crushed Beaks.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Grizzley and the Grasshoppers. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Los Pacaminos. Admission: £13 advance, £15 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Swan, Portsmouth Road, Woolston. 8.30pm. Reactor 1.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Father Jack. Irish/Celtic band. (023) 9282 1658.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. The Hanging Tree Band. (01329) 832123.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Psychic Sally: On The Road. Sally Morgan returns. Admission £24. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Puccini’s La Bohème. Presented by Opera Close Up. Pre-show lecture at 6.15pm, freebut reserve your place. Admission £17.50, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.