What’s on for Thursday, November 27, 2014

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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.


EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10am-11.30am. Country market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the museum. Talk for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote the life in the service especially during conflict. (023) 9284 1762, iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road, 10am-12pm. Thursday Chat and Tea Club. Over 50s Club, activities and tea and cake.

SOUTHSEA: St James’ Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singer-cise. Session to improve your fitness for older people. Admission: £2.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, St George’s Walk. 9.30am-11.30am. Church market. Includes cards, craft jewellery, cakes, preserves and plants.


COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Belinda and David Johnson.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm Mon to Sat. The Artists Rifles. Exhibition showcasing the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Free admission, closed Suns and Bank Holidays. For more information visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Lee-on-the-Solent Art Group. Free entry, call (02392) 550 581.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Library, West Street, PO16 9TX. Art Exhibition By Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original watercolours and fine art prints. Visit flynnspaintings.com

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Craft Emergency 2014. Craft Emergency winner, Malene Hartmann Rassmussen, will be displaying her work alongside 12 other artists from across the globe. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-5pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Lodge Art Gallery, Victoria Park Corner, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Inspired By Nature. University of Portsmouth graduate Maria Miller. Free admission.

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: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Seven Ages Of Woman, Photography Exhibition By UoP Graduate Tyran Hawthorn. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8.30am-5.30pm. Kroma: Kate Bishop Exhibition. Illustrations inspired by Scandinavian living and Kate’s love of colour.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall reception, Guildhall Square. 3pm. Guildhall Tours. Led by a concierge, Take a closer look into the history of the building and the events and occurrences which have made it the building it is today. Tours last approximately 45 minutes, free admission with donations to Portsmouth Cultural Trust welcomed. No booking neccessary, arrive five minutes before tour start time.

PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An artist at sea on board HMS Argyll and Tireless. A body of work by Jules George depicting the experiences of HMS Argyll and the submarine HMS Tireless on active deployment. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 92727582.


PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Screening Theatre, 7pm. Portsmouth Film Society. Gravity (12A).

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. In Order of Disappearance (15). 7pm. Tickets £8, concessions available. Call 07435 029408 or email bookings@no6cinema.co.uk. www.no6cinema.co.uk.


FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Blues Brothers Experience. Admission: £15.50-£17.50. Visit bluesbrothersexperience.net or call 01329 231942.

SOUTHSEA: Bar 56. Picnic Basket Nosedive, We Capture Kings, Know Your Exit, CPR. Tickets: £4.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Play at the RMA. Live music featuring Mike Keating, Katy Haymer, Midnight Beat and The Silhouettes. (023) 9282 0896. Live broadcasting at thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Fountain Inn, The Green, 8.30pm. Open mic night with Graham and friends. (023) 9307 2783.


CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. An Ideal Husband. A comedic play by Oscar Wilde about blackmail and political corruption starring Patricia Routledge. Tickets: £8.50-£42. Call 01243 781 312 or visit cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm and 7.45pm. Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune. In a New York apartment Johnny is trying to persuade his colleague that they have something special. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Christmas in Hawaii! A musical compilation by the Havant Light Opera with a Hawaiian seasonal flavour. Tickets: £8, £4 for under 18s. Call 02392 472700 or visit www.portsamdiary.com.

SOBERTON: Soberton Village Hall, School Hill, Long Road. 7.30pm. Half a sixpence. Musical by the Soberton players. Contact 01489 878724.


GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. The Artists Rifles. Talk from curator Steve Marshall on the exhibition, which showcases the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Admission £4, for more information visit hants.gov.uk/gdc or call (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral Club, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HA. 2.45pm. Episodes. Meeting lead by Reverend Margaret Sherwin. Admission free, 50p donation if staying for tea and biscuits.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Road, 10.30am. Walking Friends Portsmouth. Two to three mile walk led by trained volunteers, new walkers always welcome. Visit walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk for further details.

STAMSHAW: The Mountbatten Centre, Westover Road, 2pm. Walking Friends Portsmouth. Two to three mile walk led by trained volunteers, new walkers always welcome. Visit walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk for further details.