What’s on for Thursday October 10, 2013

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A guide to what’s on around the area today

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Brian Appleton’s History of the World in Three Darts. The creation of Graham Fellows. Admission £14.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Organ Concert. Featuring Cameron Luke. Admission £3, concs. Light refreshments available. (023) 9282 1164.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Royal Marine School of Music Concert. The second of their 2013/14 season of concerts at St Mary’s. (023) 9282 2990.

DANCING

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

HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Centre, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5BG) 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission: £3, inc tea/biscuits. (023) 9307 7596, 07950 730 274.

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

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10.30am-midday. Good Mental Health Workshop. Come along and find out the seven habits that will keep you mentally healthy. Free workshop, but please book by telephoning 07540 751 910.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7pm. Feeling the Fear and Doing it Anyway. A range of evening activities to mark World Mental Health Day. Open to all. Free, just come along. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: 250, Chichester Road, North End. 7.30pm. Chakra Meditation Course. Start of a nine-week course. Admission £68. (023) 9269 3169 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Lord Mayor’s Banqueting Suite, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. The Armchair Traveller. A big screen video journey to Venice and the Greek Islands, autumn in Andalucia, New Zealand’s South Island and a trip on some Tyrolean trains. In aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and the Naomi House Children’s Hospice. Admission £7 (inc wine and buffet). (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-4.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Bedales Gallery, Church Road, Steep. 2pm-5pm. Documentary Photography from Bangladesh. The photographer, curator and activist Shahidul Alam is the founder of the award-winning Drik Agency and Pathshala, the leading South Asian Institute of Photography. (01730) 711511, bedales.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Museum, The Old Court House, St Peter’s Road (GU2 3HX). 10am-4pm. Beliefs: Religion and Spirituality in Petersfield and Beyond. At the centre of the exhibition are a series of portraits of local people of different faiths and of no faith featuring their personal thoughts on religion and spirituality, and related artefacts. (01730) 262601.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. 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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. When the Dragon Swallowed the Sun (15); 7pm. USA, 2013. Directed by Dirk Simon. Starring: Youdon Aukatsang, Bhusang and Tenzin Choeying. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-Midday. Archive Film Show: The Home Front in the Second World War. Part of Portsmouth’s Over-60s Festival. All welcome, (you do not needto be over 60 to attend). (023) 9282 8068.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Sam Gray with special guest Emma Stevens. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Lucky Bar, 223, Kingston Road (PO2 7EG). 9pm. Snagg & Diggs.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Ade Cull, 7pm; Ben Rouse,7.30pm; Eloise Keating, 8pm; Sophie Darling, 8.30pm; The Folsom, 9pm; Clone Radio, 9.30pm; Seething Akira, 10.15pm; Sidewinder, 10.45pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 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. Mountain of Love (ex Alabama 3). Admission £8. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. The Groovebreakers.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Poltergeist. Cancelled. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Another Country. By Julian Mitchell. Directed by Jeremy Herrin. Scandal in a 1930s English public school. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 1.30pm. Dinosaur Zoo. Observe and interact with these extraordinary life-like dinosaurs in this entertaining and highly imaginative live show. But watch out. Not all of these Jurassic giants are as tame as they seem! Admission: £12.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Sweet Charity. Musical presented by the Portsmouth Players. Admission £8.50-£15, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. London Wall. A wry look at the lives of office workers in 1930s London. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. A Clockwork Orange. Presented by Glynis Henderson Productions. Recommended age 14 plus. Admission £17, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. In Search of the Tiger. Talk by Les Ballard, 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. World War One Research. Talk by Jane Fox and Jane Painter, organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society Fareham Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-familyhistory.com/groups/fareham.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Paul Atterbury: A Life with Trains. As well as being an antiques expert Paul has published many beautifully-illustrated railway books. Admission £12.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. Gardens Behind The Lines: found and made by soldiers in the First World War. Talk by Anne Powell, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.

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.