What’s on for Thursday, November 6, 2014

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BORDON: Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Station Road. 8pm. Phoenix Comedy Club. Featuring Ben Morris, Iszi Lawrence and Peter White. Tickets: £9.50, concession available. 01420 472664, phoenixarts.co.uk.


CHICHESTER: The Assembly Room, North Street. 7.30pm. Chichester Chamber Concerts. Smetana piano trio – violin, cello and piano.Tickets: £17. chichesterchamberconcerts.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live. Edmund Saddington on the baritone. Admission £3, concessions available. (023) 9282 3300.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 1.30pm. Royal Marines Interactive Concert. The band will work with the Portsmouth Music Hub to provide two interactive concerts. Admission: £5 donation. 08448 472362, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.


HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea dance, with sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50 which includes refreshments. Call (023) 9226 6177.


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

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. Midday and 2pm. Theatre Tours. Discover the history behind the building. Admission: £5 adults, £4 children. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square. 2pm. Dementia Friend Workshops. Find out more information on dementia. (023) 9268 8998.

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

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


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 (023) 9255 0581.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Space, University of Portsmouth Eldon Building West, Winston Churchill Avenue. 9am-5pm. A Story of Revolutions. Exhibition from Patrick Altes on the exploration of diaspora and identity. port.ac.uk/space.

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: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, 10am-5pm. HMS Remembrance Week Trail. Follow the poppy trail around the dockyard and the museum to discover stories linked to the First World War. Free drop-in event, call (023) 9272 7595 for more information.

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

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: Eldon Screening Theatre, 7pm. A Very Long Engagement (12A). Organised by the Portsmouth Film Society. Admission: £6. portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.


HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.30pm. Blind. Beat-boxing show from Grace savage who explores what young people are hearing in the world today. Admission: £12.5, concession available. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. Jacqui Dankworth. Admission: £25, concession available. 08448 472362, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 7pm-9pm. After Hours. Open mic night with compere Annette. Spoken word, poetry and acoustic all welcome. Visit aspex.org.uk/events or call (023) 9277 8080.

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents. Live music event showcasing Dillon, The Sixes And Sevens and many more. Live broadcasting at thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Alligator Smile. Punk rock band. Visit facebook.com/GoldenEagleSouthsea for more information.


CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 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.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. A November Day. A woman discovers the story of her grandfather – a survivor of the First World War. Performed by Thingumajig Theatre. Admission: £12, concession available. 01329 223100.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Music Hall Tavern Show. Comedy drag show with dazzling costumes and singing and dancing. Admission: £25, concession available. 01329 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

HAYLING: Station Theatre, Station Road, 7.30pm. Romeo and Juliet. Performed by the Southsea Shakespeare Actors. Admission: 39, concession available. southseashakespeareactors.com.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Rollermania. Starring Les McKeown and featuring hit songs. Admission: £19.50, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.


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: Grove Road South, PO5 3QW, 6.30pm. The Blunders Of Our Governments. St John’s College Politics Society invite Professor Anthony King to speak. Free of charge, refreshments available.

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.