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COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Phoenix Comedy Club. Resident compere Dan Evans and featuring Zoe Lyons, Pete Cain and Larry Dean. Admission £9.50, concs. (01420) 472 664.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Frank Skinner: Man in a Suit. Admission £27.50. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road (PO6 3DY). 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Club-50 Disco. Golden oldies and disco classics. With Pete Travers. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk.

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

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

EVENTS

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.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-4pm. South Hampshire Calligraphers’ Exhibition.

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

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. The Grand Budapest Hotel (15); 8pm. Directed by: Wes Anderson. Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe and Jude Law. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Rocket (12A); 7pm. Australia, 2014. Directed by Kim Mordaunt. Starring: Sitthiphon Disamoe and Loungnam Kaosainam. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Screening Room, Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, Winston Churchill Avenue (PO1 2DJ). Nebraska (15); 7pm. 2013. Directed by Alexander Payne. Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte and June Squibb. Admission £6, concs. 07580 715 982, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Eliza Gilkyson. Admission £15, concs. (01329) 223100.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Jo Harman and Company. Support from Mike Davies. Admission £12.50, cons. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-10.45pm. The Songs of Jacques Brel – Clayson sings Chanson. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Paul Abbinnett, 7pm; Lyndsey Lang, 7.30pm; Ben Dlugokecki, 8pm; Barn Society, 8.30pm; Trapped On Amber, 9pm; Rumour, 9.30pm; The Scandal, 10.15pm; Clone Radio, 10.45pm; Ash Watson, 11.15pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

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

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. We Were Evergreen. Admission £7. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. PC Gone Mad presents Student Showcase 2014. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

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.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. 20th Century Boy. The Marc Bolan Musical – prior to West End. Starring: Sue Jenkins, Luke Bailey and Warren Sollars. Admission £15-£32, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Blood Brothers. Starring: Maureen Nolan, Sean Jones, Mark Hutchinson and Tracy Spencer. With Kristofer Harding as narrator. Admission £27.50-£29.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

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

COSHAM: The Link, Cosham Baptist Church, 48, Havant Road (PO6 2QZ). 2pm-4pm. Radiation Protection. Talk by Colin Lee, Healthcare Scientist, Medical Physics Department, QA Hospital, organised by the National Osteoporosis Society Portsmouth Support Group. All welcome. (01329) 833114, (023) 9281 1209.

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Brazil Part One: Rio Grande do Sul. Talk by Cliff Thompson, 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-9.30pm. The History of the Ordnance Survey. Talk by Geoff May, organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society Fareham Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-familyhistory.com/groups/fareham.

HAVANT: The Langstone Room, The Spring, East Street. 7.45pm. Women and Film. A talk by Professor Sue Harper. Admission £5. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. The Story of Southsea Rock Gardens and the Rock Gardens Pavilion. Talk by Jackie Baynes, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.

PETERSFIELD: Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Moggs Mead. 7.30pm. Weeds, Can We Ever Win? Talk by Dr Alick Jones, organised by the Petersfield Gardeners’ Club. Visitors and new members welcome. (01730) 261263.

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.