What’s on for Thursday, November 13, 2014

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TODAY

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Paul Foot: Hovercraft Symphony In Gammon # Major. Admission: £12.50. 01329 223100.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Roy Chubby Brown: Who Ate All the Pies. Rude and crude comedy set. Admission: £19.50. 08448 472362, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

CONCERT

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 11.30am-1pm. Cinema Pipe Organ Concert. Starring John Wadley. 01329 310592.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live. David Beeby on the organ. Admission £3, concessions available. (023) 9282 3300.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road. 8pm. Club-50 disco. Dancing to music from the past six decades with Denis Kaye. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests.(023) 9225 1958.

DRAYTON: The Drayton Centre, Havant Road. 1.45pm-4.15pm. Tea dance with ballroom, Latin and sequence. Admission: £3.50. 07989 124 089.

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 with sequence and ballroom dancing.Admission: £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10am-11.30am. Country market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. An evening of clairvoyance with Jenny Docherty. Admission: £8. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the museum. Talk for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote the life in the service especially during conflict. (023) 9284 1762, iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road, 10am-12pm. Thursday Chat and Tea Club. Over 50s Club, activities and tea and cake.

SOUTHSEA: St James’ Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singer-cise. Session to improve your fitness for older people. Admission: £2.

SOUTHSEA: Palmerston Road. 4pm. Fireworks and Fairylights. Turning on the Christmas lights.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George;s Church Hall, St George’s Walk. 9.30am-11.30am. Church market. Includes cards, craft jewellery, cakes, preserves and plants.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Belinda and David Johnson.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm Mon to Sat. The Artists Rifles. Exhibition showcasing the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Free admission, closed Suns and Bank Holidays. For more information visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Lee-on-the-Solent Art Group. Free entry, call (02392) 550 581.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Library, West Street, PO16 9TX. Art Exhibition By Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original watercolours and fine art prints. Visit flynnspaintings.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Space, University of Portsmouth Eldon Building West, Winston Churchill Avenue. 9am-5pm. A Story of Revolutions. Exhibition from Patrick Altes on the exploration of diaspora and identity. port.ac.uk/space.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Lodge Art Gallery, Victoria Park Corner, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Inspired By Nature. University of Portsmouth graduate Maria Miller. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Seven Ages Of Woman, Photography Exhibition By UoP Graduate Tyran Hawthorn. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

FILM

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Screening Theatre, 7pm. Portsmouth Film Society. Boyhood (15).

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Cellars at Eastney, Cromwell Road. 8pm. Focus. Admission: £18 advance, £20 on the door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents. Live music event showcasing Lewis Bennett, The Explorers and many more. Live broadcasting at thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Emily Barker And The Red Clay Halo. Admission: £12.50. (023) 9286 3911, wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7pm. Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune. In a New York apartment Johnny is trying to persuade his colleague that they have something special. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 8pm. Lovers’ Vows. The play which the young people of Mansfield Park choose for their private theatricals. Admission: £14, concession available. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Fiddler On The Roof. Tevye, the local milkman in the village of Anatevka, has always stuck by his traditions but now his headstrong daughters want to mary for love rather than what is chosen for them. Admission: £15, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Catisfield & District Horticultural Society annual general meeting and American Supper/Silent Auction. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 8pm. Joan of Arc. Talk from historian, author and TV presenter Dr Helen Castor. Admission: £12.50, concession available. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HILSEA: Meet at Hilsea Lido. 2.30pm. Hilsea Lines Guided Walk. Admission: £3. Tickets to be bought from the Visitor Information Centre at the D-Day Museum or Portsmouth Museum.

PORTSEA: John Pounds Centre, Off Queen Street. 2pm. Slow short walk to Victoria Park. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Road, 10.30am. Walking Friends Portsmouth. Two to three mile walk led by trained volunteers, new walkers always welcome. Visit walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk for further details.

STAMSHAW: The Mountbatten Centre, Westover Road, 2pm. Walking Friends Portsmouth. Two to three mile walk led by trained volunteers, new walkers always welcome. Visit walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk for further details.