Chichester, Horndean and Portsmouth’s best events for Thursday and Friday

Andrew Havill, Hugh Bonneville and Liz White in rehearsal for Shadowlands at Chichester Festival Theatre, April 2019. Picture by Manuel Harlan
Andrew Havill, Hugh Bonneville and Liz White in rehearsal for Shadowlands at Chichester Festival Theatre, April 2019. Picture by Manuel Harlan
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Here are six great events taking place across the region in the next 48 hours. 

THEATRE: Celebrated writer CS Lewis, spends his evening replying many correspondents and one stands out: vivid, expressive, New York poet Joy Gresham. Chichester Festival Theatre, Friday, 7.30pm. 

FILM: The White Crow follows the incredible true story of legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev is brought vividly to life by Ralph Fiennes and David Hare. No6 Cinema, Portsmouth Dockyard, Friday, 7pm.

CONCERT: Horndean Parish Twinning Association presents A Concert Evening with Blendworth Brass Band, who will play an array of music. Tickets £5. Blendworth Church Centre, Horndean, Thursday, 7.30pm.

GIG: Sleaford Mods are one of the most politically charged and thought-provoking duos on the UK's music scene. They will be playing songs from their album Eton Alive. Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea, Thursday, 7pm.

MUSICAL: Starring Russell Grant and Mark Read, transport yourself back to the 1960s with Hairspray the Musical. Featuring songs The Nicest Kids in Town and Hairspray. The Gaiety Bar, Southsea, Thursday, 7.30pm.

EXHIBITION: An exhibition in celebration of the life and work of the great artist and scientist, showcasing drawings that span the breadth of Da Vinci's interests. Free. Southampton City Art Gallery, Thursday, 10am-5pm.