A guide to what’s on around the area today.
BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. The Phoenix Comedy Club. Featuring: Andrew Bird, Jame Sherwood and Matt Price. Resident compere Dan Evans. Admission £9.50, concs. (01420) 472 664.
HORNDEAN: Blendworth Centre, Blendworth Lane (PO8 4AA). 7.30pm. Horndean Music Society Concert. Featuring The Monington Trio – Karen Kingsley (piano), Robert Banken (clarinet) and Amanda de John Cleyndert (cello). All welcome. Admission £7. horndeanmusicsociety.org.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Recital. Featuring: Churcher’s College Advanced Musicians. Admission £3, concs. 023 9282 3300 extn 228, portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.
GOSPORT: Search, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. B-Movies of the 1950s and early 1960s. Join Geoff Piper for a light-hearted and nostalgic look at the history of low budget B-Movies. Admission £4. Please book in advance. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club. Different activity each week with a welcoming friendly group. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.
SOUTHSEA: House of Bethany, 7, Nelson Road. 10am-4pm. Quiet Day. Please bring a packed lunch, drinks and tea provided. Admission: £6. Please let the Sisters know if you want to attend on 023-9283 3498 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the paintings of Suzette Smith and Belinda. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Open Art Exhibition. A chance to see some of the best work by our local artists in an exhibition displaying a variety of styles and media. Visitors are invited to vote for their favourite piece. Both the visitors’ choice and the Rotarians’ choice are awarded prizes. Sponsored by the Gosport Rotary Club and Southern Co-operative. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays (PO1 3BF). 11am-4pm. Creating Balance, the result of a year-long collaborative project initiated by Portsmouth University. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.
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.
HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (12A); 7.30pm. Directed by Justin Chadwick. Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris and Terry Pheto. (01428) 642161 for further details.
HEDGE END: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane (SO30 4EJ). Philomena (12A); 7.30pm. Directed by: Stephen Frears. Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan and Sophie Kennedy Clark. (01489) 799499.
PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Cinema Room, Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, Winston Churchill Avenue (PO1 2DJ). Pieta (18); 8pm. Korean, 2012. Subtitles. Directed by Kim Ki-duk. Starring: Min-soo Jo, Jeong-jin Lee and Ki-Hong Woo. Admission £6, concs. 07580 715 982, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Saving Mr Banks (PG); 4.15pm. USA, 2013. Directed by John Hancock. Starring: John Hancock, Colin Farrell, Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. Marius (12A); 7pm. France, 2013. Subtitles. Directed by Daniel Auteuil. Starring: Daniel Auteuil, Victoire Bélézy and Jean-Pierre Darroussin. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Amrit and Robert, 7pm; Michael Chappell, 7.30pm; Alan Reid, 8pm; The Trash Dandies, 8.30pm; Kempes, 9pm; Aligator Smile, 9.30pm; The Deadscene Revival, 10.15pm; Obscene Locals, 10.45pm; Damian Clarke, 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. Thy Art Is Murder. Metal. Admission £8. (023) 8022 5612.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip. Plus Itch; and Sarah Williams White. (023) 9286 3911.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. That’ll Be The Day. Classic gold hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s. Admission £23. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Finding Joy. A comic, anarchic, touching and heroic full mask adventure presented by Vamos Theatre. Followed by a post-show chat in the bar. Admission £12.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. The Perfect Murder. Adapted from the thriller by Peter James. Admission £12.50-£29.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Nutcracker. Presented by the Moscow City Ballet. Admission £15-£34. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.
WALKS & TALKS
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.