What’s on for Thursday, October 2, 2014

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COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Station Road. 8pm. Phoenix Comedy Club. Featuring Bobby Mair, Sofie Hagen and Paul F Taylor. Tickets: £9.50, concession available. 01420 472664, phoenixarts.co.uk.

CONCERT

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live. Oliver Hancock and Imogen Hancock on the organ and trumpet. Admission £3, concessions available. (023) 9282 3300.

DANCING

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. 7pm. Fairtrade Wine and Local Cheese Evening. Admission: £12. Booking is essential. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 11am. Writer’s group. Share and be creative with writing. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. Midday and 2pm. Theatre Tours. Discover the history behind the building. Admission: £5 adults, £4 children. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Venue 250, Chichester Road, North End. 7.30pm. Chakra meditation course. Admission: £68 for nine weeks. (023) 9269 3169.

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

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. Art exhibition featuring paintings by Joyce Wood and June Bryant.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’s work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 01329 233734.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join Sammy Sardine and discover why submariners were smelly, why their food was ghastly, and as for their toilets... Free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert of drawings in Biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

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: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Racing to War: The Royal Navy and 1914. Exhibition that examines the dramatic opening of the navy’s war and the story of the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket.(023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Screening Theatre, University of Portsmouth Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. 7pm. Miss Violence (18). An investigation into a seemingly inexplicable suicide gradually reveals horrors lurking beneath. Greek with English subtitles. Organised by the Portsmouth Film Society Admission: £6. portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Bright Days Ahead (15). Admission: £8 adults, £6.50 children. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Nik Kershaw. The Me, Myself and I tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his first chart success. Admission: £20, concessions available. 01329 233100.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 8pm. Beverley Craven. Tour to support her new album Change Of Heart. Admission: £19. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

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

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents. Live music event showcasing Tim Cheatle, Ade Cul, Winters Hill, Iscalis and The Silhouettes. Live broadcasting at thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Drifters In Concert. Admission: £25, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Dry The River. Admission: £12.50. (023) 9286 3911, wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7pm. Taken At Midnight. Theatre drama that explores a mother’s struggle and her son’s resistance during the Nazi movements. Tickets: £24-£40. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 7.30pm. Oliver. Popular story of Charles Dickens’ timeless character. Music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart. Admission: £14 adults, £10 children. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

HILSEA: Meet at Hilsea Lido. 2.30pm. Hilsea Lines Guided Walk. Admission: £3. Tickets 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 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park. 2pm. A 2.5 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are an independent walking group. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at Southsea CC, St Paul’s Road. 10.30am. A 2.5 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are an independent walking group. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.