What’s on for Thursday, May 15, 2014

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DANCING

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

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.15pm-10pm. Healer Training Evening Clinic. Admission £6. 07989 534 673 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime concert with Simon Lawford on the organ. Sandwiches and light refreshments available for purchase. Admission £3. (023) 9282 3300.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Social Group for the Over 50s. Enjoy a chat over a cup of tea? Want to meet new people? Have the opportunity to try activities? Then come along! 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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Blooming Marvellous: intergenerational community knitted garden. Over 2,500 knitters and crocheters worked with participatory visual artist Pauline Stanley to create the garden. Come and join in to help our garden grow. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Ground Floor Café, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour (PO6 3EN). 10am-4pm. Stitches to Dye For Embroidery Exhibition. Portsmouth and District Embroiderers Guild have collaborated with Portsmouth Young Embroiderers. (023) 9238 9056.

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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. The Past (12A). France, 2014. Subtitles. Directed by Asghar Farhadi. Starring: Tahar Rahim., Berenice Bejo. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408.

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Screening Room, Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, Winston Churchill Avenue (PO1 2DJ). Vi är bäst! (We Are The Best!) (15); 7pm. Sweden, 2013. Subtitles. Directed by Lukas Moodysso. Starring: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin and Liv LeMoyne. Admission £6, concs. 07580 715 982, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

BOGNOR: The Alexandra Theatre, Belmont Street (PO21 1BL). 7.30pm. Chichester Country Music Club Irish Concert. Featuring: The Indians. Admission: £11. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

HORNDEAN: Blendowrth Church Centre, Blandworth Lane. 7.30pm. Horndean Parish Twinning Association presents a Band Night with Blendworth Brass Band. Admission £5. Call 07740 442 733 for tickets.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Matt Tarrant, 7pm; Nathalie Gunn, 7.30pm; Van Laun (acoustic), 8pm; The Fugative Orchestra, 8.30pm; The Paper Trains, 9pm; The Sherpas, 9.30pm; Slick Minded Individuals, 10.15-11.15pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm, 7.45pm. Stevie. By Hugh Whitemore, a tribute to the life and work of Stevie Smith. Starring Zoë Wanamaker. Admission: £24-£33. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.
HASLEMERE: Haselmere Hall, Bridge Road. 7.30pm. A performance of The Crucible. It recounts the events surrounding the Salem Witch Trials. Admission £10. 01428 642161.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield URC Hall, College Street. 7.30pm. Petersfield theatre group, Lion and Unicorn, is touring a stage adaptation of The Canterbury Tales. Admission: £10 adults, £5 children. 01730 266 475.

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. (PO1 3BS). 7.30pm. A Streetcar Named Desire. A new production for 2014. Intense drama written by American playwright, Tennessee Williams. Admission: £16. Call (023) 9272 7270.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm doors. Paul Hollywood Live: Get Your Bake On. With an evening of baking, comedy and fun. Admission £28.50. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. Woyzeck. Georg Büchner’s classic slice of ‘epic theatre’ has thrilled audiences for over 200 years. Admission £8-£10. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

CHICHESTER: 9, North Pallant (PO19 1TJ). 8pm. Spencer at Burghclere. Talk by Timothy Hyman. Admission £8.50, concs. (01243) 774557. pallant.org.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road (PO11 0HB). 2pm. Palestine and Israel (Trying to Solve the Problem). Talk by Rachel Massif, organised by the Hayling Island branch of the U3A. Visitors (£2) and new members welcome. (023) 9246 5010, 9246 4893.

PORTSMOUTH: meet John Pounds Centre, off Queen Street, Portsea. 10.30am. Slow short walk to Victoria Park. 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.

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.

SOUTHSEA: meet Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Road. 10.30am. Walking Friends Portsmouth Two-and-a-half Mile Walk. New walkers please arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.