What’s on for Thursday March 6, 2014

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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.

THURSDAY, MARCH 6

COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. The Phoenix Comedy Club. Featuring: John Gordillo, Susan Murray and Craig Murray. Resident compere Dan Evans. Admission £9.50, concs. (01420) 472 664.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11pm. Fosters’ South Coast Comedian of The Year 2014: Heat One. Featuring: Jake Baker, Richard Jay, Tom Glover, Dennis Pratt, Seb Cuesta, Graham Whistler, Adrienne Coles and Jason Manly. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

CONCERTS

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

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Recital. Featuring: Edward Hewes (Royal Academy of Music) organ. Admission £3, concs. 023 9282 3300 extn 228, portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 1pm. Lunchtime Concert with Ditcham Park School. Admission free, retiring collection. (01730) 260213.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Search, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 4pm-6pm (doors close 5.30pm). Story Explorers. Celebrate World Book Day at Search by popping in after school to explore the museum’s collections with fun activities linked to famous books and stories. Suitable for ages four plus. (023) 9252 3463.

PETERSFIELD: Festival Hall, Heath Road (GU31 4EA). 9.30am-6pm The Big Sale: day one. A unique kind of fundraising event in aid of Save the Children. For just two and a half days, Petersfield Festival Hall will be filled with a huge selection of good-as-new clothes, accessories and household items. petersfield-savethechildren.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club. 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 for Food Banks.

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

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Open Art Exhibition. A chance to see some of the best work by our local artists in an exhibition displaying a variety of styles and media. Visitors are invited to vote for their favourite piece. Both the visitors’ choice and the Rotarians’ choice are awarded prizes. Sponsored by the Gosport Rotary Club and Southern Co-operative. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 12 Years a Slave (15); 7.45pm. Directed by Steve McQueen. Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams and Michael Fassbender. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Cinema Room, Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, Winston Churchill Avenue (PO1 2DJ). Gloria (15); 8pm. Chile, 2013. Subtitles. Directed by Sebastián Lelio. Starring: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández and Diego Fontecilla. Admission £6, concs. 07580 715 982, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Missing Picture (12A); 7pm. France, 2013. Subtitles. Directed by Rithy Panh. Documentary about the effects of the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Starring: Randal Douc. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Drake, Kingston Crescent. 8.45pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Shaun Shears, 7pm; Megan Linford, 7.30pm; Lyndsey Lang, 8pm; Lucky 13, 8.30pm; The Midnight 23s, 9pm; The Scandal, 9.30pm; Trapped On Amber, 10.15pm; Ghosh Town, 10.45pm-11.15. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Skaters. Admission £10.50 on door. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: The Wine Vaults, Albert Road. 8pm. The Ricardos. Plus DJ Tom Owen. 07739 517 094.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Musical starring Sam Attwater and Helena Blackman. Admission £18-£34.50, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Kindertransport. Paula Wilcox and Janet Dibley star in this production of Diane Samuels’ award-winning classic. Admission: £17-£28.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Community Centre, Hayling Park, Station Road, West Town (PO11 0HB). 7.30pm. Acorn Antiques. A musical by Victoria Wood, presented by Hayling Musical Society. Admission £12. (023) 9246 7545.

PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Museum, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. War Games. A promenade performance, set on the day the Mary Rose sank in 1545, performed by locally-based Cop the Needle Productions. Admission £12, pre-booking essential. (023) 9281 2931, maryrose.org.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. War Horse. The powerful and uplifting story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. Admission £20-£52, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 1.30pm, 7.30pm. Twelfth Night. By William Shakespeare. Created by Filter. Directed by Sean Holmes. Admission £18, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. From Sea Bathing to Sailing, the Berth of Yacht Racing in the Solent. Talk by Richard Franklin about a fascinating chapter of our local history. Admission £4. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

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.