What’s on for Thursday May 2, 2013

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Pupils from Brune Park Community School in Gosport prepare to take part in a forthcoming national dance competition in Bournemouth. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (181107-1)

Pupils prepare to dance their hearts out at competition

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A guide to what’s on around the area today.


PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. Cellars Comedy Club. Cancelled. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.


HORNDEAN: Blendworth Centre, Blendworth Lane (PO8 4AA). 7.30pm. Horndean Music Society Concert. Featuring students from South Downs College – Peter Rhodes director. All welcome. Admission £7. horndeanmusicsociety.org.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live! Featuring the Convivium Singers (choral music). Admission: £3, concs. (023) 9282 3300.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 7.45pm. Young Performers’ Concert. Vocal, piano and organ music. Followed by light refreshments. Retiring collection towards the organ fund.


PORTSMOUTH: Paulsgrove Community Centre, Marsden Road, Paulsgrove. 1.15pm-2.45pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.


COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Rotary Club of Gosport Shelter Box Exhibition. See a Shelter Tent erected in the gallery and the contents of a Shelter Box on display. Rotary Club members will be on hand to explain how these essential items are used in emergency situations. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path. 10am-4pm. Churcher’s College Art Exhibition. Featuring a selection of lower school art work. (01730) 260756.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story. No Place Like Pompey. lFootball in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth. A Study in Sherlock. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.


PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Vernon’s Friends, 7pm; Sophie Darling, 7.30pm; Marley Blandford, 8pm; The Folsom, 8.30pm; The Light Brigade, 9pm; After 2am, 9.30pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 10pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. The Insatiable Love Rats.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8pm. Southsea’s Got Talent. With Rachael Hawnt. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Wedge and The Edge, Albert Road. 8pm. Sea Shepherd UK Fundraiser. The Elves of Silbury Hill, featuring Mr. Dibs, Niall Hone, Richard Chadwick and Dead Fred from Hawkwind. Plus special guests Tribe of Cro and Pappa Jones’ Moonshine Band. Also DJs till late. Admission £12.50. (023) 9286 3911.


CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Pyjama Game. Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding. Admission: £31.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. NT as Live: People. Written by Alan Bennett, directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Frances de la Tour. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Absent Friends. Alan Ayckbourn comedy presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. AS Theatre Studies Performances. Comprising two pieces of theatre. Admission free. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. 9 to 5 The Musical. Music and lyrics by Dolly Partion. Written by Patrick Resnick. Admission: £20-£39.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.


PORTSMOUTH: meet Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. 07703 443 988.