What’s On for Thursday May 10, 2012

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

THURSDAY, MAY 10

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live! Featuring Sam Gladstone, Portsmouth Grammar School (organ). Admission: £2.50, concs. (023) 9282 3399.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in concert. Performing works by Khachaturian, Rachmaninov and Walton. Conductor: Kiril Karabits. Soloist: Nikolai Lugansky (piano). Pre-concert talk, 6.40pm. Admission: £2-£13. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club, Spur Road 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Club-50 Disco. Golden oldies and disco classics. With Pete Travers. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests.

HASLEMERE: Pirrie Hall, A286, Brook. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Circle Dance. International folk dances for which no partner or previous experience required. Experienced teacher. Fun, fitness and friendship. All welcome. (01420) 474881.

EVENTS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 11am, 12.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm. Mr Bridge Seminars. A three-day programme of bridge seminars by Bernard Magee. Admission: £10 per session. (01428) 642161.

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 7pm. Evening cycle ride to Red Lion, Petersfield. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Francis Church Hall, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 2pm-4pm. The Cosy Club. A social group for men and women 60+ every Thursday for social time, quizzes, raffles, speakers and trips. Pop along for a warm welcome. (023) 9262 8705.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey, cards, jewellery, wood craft, 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 Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. The Way of the Warrior. Arms and armour from epic movies! Includes replica arms and armour that can be handled and worn. (023) 9250 1957, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-8pm. In Memoriam. This exhibition explores the language of remembrance through imagery of local memorials of the Great War 1914-18. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. A Tale of One City ... exploring the links between Charles Dickens and life in Portsmouth today. 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.

SELBORNE: Selborne Gallery, The Plestor. 11am-5pm. Hampshire Artists’ Co-operative Spring Exhibition. With guest artists Mary Herdman and Jo Ellis. (01420) 511347.

GIGS

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 7.30pm doors for 8pm start. An Audience with Germaine Greer – Forty Years of Feminism and Fun. Featuring a question and answer session. Admission: £16 in advance, £18 on door. (01252) 745444.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Ben Farrant, 7pm; Pretty Young Thing, 7.30pm; The Hourglass, 8pm; Sound of the Sirens, 9pm-10pm; Contagious Vibes, 10.15pm; Joey Clarkson, 11.15pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Fountain Inn, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong (ex Van Morrison) Open Mic Night. (023) 9241 2291.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Soundatallica. Admission: £9 advance, £10 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Temper Trap. Plus Cymbals. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Ladies in Lavender. Cast includes Hayley Mills, Belinda Lang, Robert Duncan, Carol Macready, Robert Rees and Abigail Thaw. Admission: £20.50-£26.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. Touch and Go. Live farce, presented by FalconGrange Productions. Admission: £12, concs. (01428) 642161.

ISLE OF WIGHT: Trinity Theatre, The Grove, Cowes. 7.30pm. Godspell. Musical presented by CAODS. Admission £8, concs. 0845 475 4743, caods.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Oliver! Starring Brian Conley and Samantha Barks. Admission: £20-£46.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Theatre, Fraser Road. 7.30pm. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol. A comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr presented by the Phoenix Players. Admission £8, concs. 08452 939 350.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7pm. Smith. A play A play about a 12-year-old pickpocket in 1745 London, presented by Titchfield Youth Theatre. Admission: £6. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Sense and Sensibility. Presented by the Rosemary Branch Theatre. Admission: £17, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Chrysanthemums for All Seasons. Illustrated talk by Brian Madders, organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Brotherly Love. Talk by Len Ruffell, organised by the Portsmouth Family History Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-online.org.uk.

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 Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

SOUTHSEA: Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, King Street. 10.30am. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

FRIDAY, MAY 11

CLUBBING

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 7.30pm. Mother Funkers Dance Night. The unique dance night for women who miss having a really good dance in a proper venue. The DJ respects good requests and plays quality classic and current tracks. Nice dancing men who arrive with female friends are welcome… but definitely not obligatory. Admission: £12 in advance, £14 on door. (01252) 745444.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-late. Thunderdome. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Station Road. 8pm. James Acaster: Among Other Things. Admission: £10. (01420) 472664, phoenix-arts.co.uk.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

BOSHAM: Hamblin Hall, Bosham House, Main Road. 7pm-9pm. Reiki Sharing Circle. All welcome. (01243) 373746.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10.30am. Gallery Tour: A Tale of One City. Gain further insight into the exhibition with the museum’s specialist staff. Admission: £3, concs. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. The Way of the Warrior. Arms and armour from epic movies! Includes replica arms and armour that can be handled and worn. (023) 9250 1957, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-8pm. In Memoriam. This exhibition explores the language of remembrance through imagery of local memorials of the Great War 1914-18. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Library, Elm Lane. 9.30am-5pm. May Days Arts Trail 2012: Arts and Crafts. Work by Trail participants. 0845 6035 631.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. A Tale of One City ... exploring the links between Charles Dickens and life in Portsmouth today. 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.

SELBORNE: Selborne Gallery, The Plestor. 11am-5pm. Hampshire Artists’ Co-operative Spring Exhibition. With guest artists Mary Herdman and Jo Ellis. (01420) 511347.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Dakotas. Admission: members £2, guests £3.

HAVANT: The Westleigh, Martin Road, West Leigh. 8.30pm. Teapot Junkies.

LAVANT: Memorial Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Concert. Featuring Johnny Marks plus support. Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Seventh Seekers. Plus: Rapids; Murdoc; Dead on 20 and 21 Days. Admission: £5 in advance, £6 on door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Kitsch N D’Or Restaurant, 37, Eldon Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Sweet ’n’ Hot. Jazz duo (vocal and piano). (023) 9286 1519.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.30pm-11.30pm. Big Brother Soul/The Flicks.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Spike’s Legendary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. Covers band. (023) 9282 0896.

PORTSMOUTH: The Tap, London Road, North End. 8.30pm-11pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Fountain Inn, The Green. 8.30pm. Rocking Colin and the Ace Tones. (023) 9241 2291.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Bog Rolling Stones. Admission: £9 advance, £10 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Music To Drive Tanks To. Plus Simon Heartfield (album launch). Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. Stone Free. 70s rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Blizzard of Ozz. Plus: Tributes to Black Sabbath, Ozzy, (Not)Qotsa, and Toxic Shock. Followed by Thunderdome till late. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. A Marvellous Year for Plums. Thriller by Hugh Whitmore, set in Britain during the Suez Crisis in 1956. Admission: £14-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Piaf – The Songs. Eve Loiseua sings the songs of Edith Piaf, with Fiona Barrow (violin) and Edward Jay (accordian). Admission: £12.50, concs. (01329) 223100, box office.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 8pm. The Dumb Waiter/ The Lover. Two witty dramas by Harold Pinter. Presented by international touring troupe European Arts Company. Admission: £12 concs. (01252) 745444.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Ladies in Lavender. Cast includes Hayley Mills, Belinda Lang, Robert Duncan, Carol Macready, Robert Rees and Abigail Thaw. Admission: £20.50-£26.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. In Conversation with an Acid Bath Murderer. A play about John George Haigh, starring: Nigel Fairs, Louise Jameson and Richard Franklin. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

ISLE OF WIGHT: Trinity Theatre, The Grove, Cowes. 7.30pm. Godspell. Musical presented by CAODS. Admission £8, concs. 0845 475 4743, caods.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Oliver! Starring Brian Conley and Samantha Barks. Admission: £20-£46.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Hormonal Housewives. Grab your friends and head down to the Kings Theatre for a night of fun and frolics with the girls! Admission £20. (023) 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Theatre, Fraser Road. 7.30pm. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol. A comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr presented by the Phoenix Players. Admission £8, concs. 08452 939 350.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7pm. Smith. A play A play about a 12-year-old pickpocket in 1745 London, presented by Titchfield Youth Theatre. Admission: £6. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Sense and Sensibility. Presented by the Rosemary Branch Theatre. Includes a post-show discussion. Admission: £17, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: meet Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront Walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.