What’s on for Thursday, September 18

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CONCERT

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Kris Drever and Éamonn Coyne. Folk duet who play the banjo, tenor guitar and the mandolin. Admission: £14. 01329 233100.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live. The Little London Trio on the violin, horn and piano. Admission £3, concessions available. (023) 9282 3300.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 6.30pm. RM350 Royal Marines Association Concert Band. Band comprising of 50 musicians Admission: £15. (023) 9281 9385, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. Midday. Charity lunch. Money raised will go to charity.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square. Midday-1pm. Teddy Bears’ Picnic. Listen to stories and make a mask. Bring your favourite cuddly toy, blanket and a packed lunch. (023) 9268 8144.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 3pm. Guildhall Tours. Take a closer look into the history of the building. 08448 472362, portsmouthguildhall.co.uk.

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

WYMERING: St Peter and St Paul Church, Medina Road. 3.30pm. Messy Church. Art sessions for families. The theme is the man who wanted bigger barns.

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.

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 the things that make Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Of Horses And Men (15). The episodic meditation on the relationship between men and horses. Admission: £8 adults, £6.50 children. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade. 8pm. Under The Skin (15). Sci-fi horror where a young woman stalks the Scottish landscape in search of men. Organised by the Portsmouth Film Society. Admission: £5. 07528 808 400, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

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

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents. Live music event showcasing Dave Mann, Lyndsey Lang, Nathalie Gunn, Oakley Cheung, Trapped On Amber and Angry Joe. Live broadcasting at thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Definitive Rat Pack. Tribute act that has performed in the West End. Admission: £24.50, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Finn. Australian rhythm and blues trio. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Guys and Dolls. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Pitcairn. Co-production from Out Of Joint and Shakespeare’s Globe. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.30pm. Dealers Choice. Play by Patrick Marber. Performed by the Bench Theatre Company. Admission: £8, concession available. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 2.30pm amd 7.30pm. Oliver. Popular story of Charles Dickens’s timeless character. Music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart. Admission: £14 adults, £10 children. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. St Vincent Site - What’s It All About. Join Boy Seaman Second Class Allen and his special guest and mentor Chief Petty Officer Arbuckle. Admission: £4. Booking is essential. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.15pm. Book Group. Talk about the The Pearl by John Steinbeck. Admission: £5. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road (PO11 0HB), 2pm. Antartica. Talk by Ian Dunn, organised by the Hayling Island branch of the U3A. Visitors (£2) and new members welcome. (023) 9246 5010, 9246 4893.

HILSEA: Meet at Scott Road car park. 10.30am. Walk around the Forest Foxes. Led by Volunteer walkers. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1762. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSEA: Meet at the reception of the John Pounds Centre, Queen Street. 2pm. Slow short walk to Victoria Park. Led by Volunteer walkers. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1762. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park. 2pm. Two-and-a-half mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are accredited to Walking for Health. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at Southsea CC, St Paul’s Road. 10.30am. Two-and-a-half mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are accredited to Walking for Health. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.