What’s on for Thursday, September 25, 2014

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CONCERT

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick. Collection of traditional songs and instruments. Admission: £14, concession available. 01329 233100.

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

DANCING

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.

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Suitable for both new and experienced dancers. Partner not necessary. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008.

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. Codebreakers – The Story of Enigma. Dr Mark Baldwin has made a detailed study of the Enigma machine. Admission: £7.50. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

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

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 submariner Sammy Sardine and find out how smelly subariners were, the ghastly food they ate and how sub loos could turn smelly. 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 it tells 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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 3pm. The Real Blow Up – Fame, Fashion and Photography. Michelangelo Antonioni takes a look at the reality behind the Swinging Sixties.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 6pm. The Ravers. An episode from the 1967 TV series Man Alive.

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Screening Theatre, University of Portsmouth Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. 7pm. Omar (15). Omar is arrested after an Israeli soldier is killed and tricked into admitting guilt. Organised by the Portsmouth Film Society Admission: £6. portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA:The Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 7pm. Let George Do It (1940) and Pompey Ukulele Jam. Second World War musical comedy staring George Formby screened alongside a Pompey Ukulele Jam.

GIGS

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

PORTSMOUTH: The Cellars at Eastney, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Laurence Jones Band. Blues and rock singer. Admission: £8 advance, £10 on the door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents. Live music event showcasing Lennon Taylor, Ryan James, The Explorers and Canvas. Live broadcasting at thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Metropolis Meets Pink Floyd. Pink Floyd tribute band Shrink Floyd will play a set against the full version of the classic film Metropolis. Admission: £12, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30m. Sound Of Music. Musical based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp. Admission: £12-14 adults, £10 children. 01329 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.30pm. The Watery Journey Of Nereus Pike. Admission: £12.50. (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

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.45pm. Women In The First World War 1914-1918. Talk from Charles Haskell about the more unusual aspects of the role women played. Admission: £5. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

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. 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. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: meet at The Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park. 2pm. 2.5 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 atSouthsea CC, St Paul’s Road. 10.30am. A 2.5 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are accredited to Walking for Health. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.