What’s on for Thursday, May 22, 2014

Victor Ariat

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COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Jim Davidson and Richard Digance – Together Again. Admission: £18.50-£22.50. kings-southsea.com.

DANCING

HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Hall, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5BG). 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £3 (inc tea/biscuits). 07950 730 274.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfred’s Church, George Street. Midday. Charity Lunch.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime concert with Portsmouth Grammar School Music Scholars. Sandwiches and light refreshments available for purchase. Admission £3. (023) 9282 3300.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, Palmerston Road. (PO5 3QQ). 2pm. Mr Potato visits Southsea Library.f Mr Potato from Peppa Pig world will be helping library staff read stories.(023) 9268 8999.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 5pm, 7.45pm. The Moscow State Circus. Admission £10-£35, concs. Box office 0203 375 3970, Box office 0203 375 3970, moscowstatecircus.com.

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.

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 in putting on this exhibition. (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: Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. (PO1 2DJ). 7.30pm. Portsmouth Green Film Festival. Two-day festival, organised by Portsmouth Film Society. Showing of Seeds of Freedom, Behind the Scenes of Greenpeace’s Artic Oil Protest and Planet Ocean. Admission £6, or £10 for both evenings. 07854 700 126, info@portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Yves Saint Laurent (15). Director Jalil Lespert. Staring Pierre Niney and Laura Smet. French film with English subtitles. Examines the French coutiers ascent from humble beginnings to enduring eminence through the prism of his lover. Admission: £7.50. 07435 029 408.

GIGS

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 8pm. Slim Chance. Admission £12.50. (023) 9247 2700.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 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.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Jaleo. Jaleo are back with a completely new insight into their flamboyant and magical flamenco world. Admission £18, concs. (01329) 223100.

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7.30pm. The Shakespeare Revue. Devised by Christopher Luscombe and Malcolm McKee and performed by the Grayshott Stagers. Admission £11.50. boxoffice@grayshottstagers.co.uk, grayshottstagers.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: The Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road. (GU27 2AS) 7.30pm. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. National Theatre Live Encore Screening. Mark Haddon’s celebrated, multi-award-winning novel is beautifully and imaginatively adapted into a stage play. Admission £11-£12. 01428 642161.

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) 9273 7370.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. (PO12 1BT). 7.30pm. The Disappearance of Commander Crabb. Dr Bevan talks about the disappearance of Cmdr Crabb and the investigation of the sinking of a Soviet warship in Portsmouth Harbour in 1956. The talk is sponosred by the Friends of Gosport Museum. Admission: £4. To book call (023) 9252 3463.

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.