What’s on for Thursday, April 24, 2014

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A guide to what’s on around the area today


FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Craig Campbell’s Thrilling Mic Hunt! Admission £15. (01329) 223100.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Ed Byrne: Roaring Forties. Admission £22.50. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.


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. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.


SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Social Group for Older People. Enjoy a chat over a cup of tea? Want to meet new people? Have the opportunity to try activities? Then come along! (023) 9268 8705.

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.

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 works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Blooming Marvellous: intergenerational community knitted garden. Over 2,500 knitters and crocheters worked with participatory visual artist Pauline Stanley to create the garden. Come and join in to help our garden grow. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.


HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. The Book Thief (12A); 7.45pm. Directed by Brian Percival. Starring: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush and Emily Watson. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HEDGE END: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane (SO30 4EJ). August: Osage County (15); 7.30pm. Directed by: John Wells. Starring Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney and Julia Roberts. (01489) 799499.

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Screening Room, Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, Winston Churchill Avenue (PO1 2DJ). Looking for Richard (12A); 7pm. 1996. Directed by Al Pacino. Starring: Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin and Kevin Spacey. Admission £6, concs. 07580 715 982, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Patience Stone (15); 7pm. Afghanistan, 2013. Subtitles. Directed by Atiq Rahimi. Starring: Golshifteh Farahani. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.


PETERSFIELD: The Good Intent, 40-46, College Street. 8pm. Open Mic Night. Plug in and join in with Petersfield’s own ‘Later with Joules’.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Gipsy Heart, 7pm; Lennon Taylor, 7.30pm; Eloise Keating, 8pm; Mike Keating, 8.30pm; Marley Blandford, 9pm; Welcome Pariah, 9.30pm; Mark Vennis and The Different Place Band, 10.15pm; Walk With Kings, 10.45pm; Ian Booker, 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. The Smith Street Band plus Restorations Admission £7.50. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Hometown Sessions. Featuring The Lounge Kittens and Becky Jerams. Admission £7. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The Barley Mow, Castle Road. 8.30pm. The Jellyrollers. An evening of good time music.


CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Stevie. By Hugh Whitemore, a tribute to the life and work of Stevie Smith. Starring Zoë Wanamaker. Admission: £18-£22. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. South Pacific. Presented by the South Downe Musical Society. Admission £11-£13, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Agatha Christie’s Black Coffee. Starring Robert Powell as Hercule Poirot. Admission: £19-£30.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. London Suite. Neil Simon’s comedy is presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, cons. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 7.30pm. Bugsy Malone. The smash hit musical is brought to life with interactive sets that will put you right in the action! Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. 2014 Be Your Best Rock Challenge: heat three. Admission £12. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. West Side Story. A vibrant stage production of the classic musical Admission £15-£45, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Addams Family: a new musical comedy. Presented by STP Musicals. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.


CHICHESTER: 9, North Pallant (PO19 1TJ). 8pm. The Art and Music of the First World War. Illustrated talk by Tim Gwyther and Terry Barfoot. Admission £8.50, concs. (01243) 774557. pallant.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Roman Archaeological Discoveries in Havant. Talk by Dr Hannah Fluck. Admission £5 (£3 for Friends of Havant Museum). (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. Talk Three: Life After Iran. Talk by Sandra Simmonds, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Road. 10.30am. Walking Friends Portsmouth Two-and-a-half Mile Walk. New walkers please arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.