What’s on for Thursday, October 9, 2014

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GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 11.30am-1pm. Cinema Pipe Organ Concert. Starring Andrew Quin. 01329 310592.

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

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Royal Marines School of Music Concert. Second concert of the 2014/15 season.


COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road. 8pm. Club-50 disco. Music from Denis Kaye. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests.(023) 9225 1958.

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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. An Evening Of Poetry. Join Joan McGavin, Hampshire Poet 2014, and Harry Haines. Admission: £4. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 11am. Writer’s group. Share and be creative with writing. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. Yoga vinyasa at 9.30am. Twerking at 10.30am. Jiggy wrigglers at 10.15am. Work club at 2pm. Freestyle disco 4pm. Pole dance at 6.30pm. Ballroom dancing at 8.30pm. (023) 9288 2550.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 3pm. Guildhall Tours. Take a closer look into the history of the building. 08448 472362, portsmouthguildhall.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 6.30pm. Hear My Story Poetry Slam. Share and recite poetry exploring the themes of wat, rememberance and reconciliation. Free but booking is essential. (023) 9272 7595, community@nmrn.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

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 Maureen Moss, June Bryant and Joyce Wood.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’s work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 01329 233734.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join Sammy Sardine and discover why submariners were smelly, why their food was ghastly, and as for their toilets... Free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert of drawings in Biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

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, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Racing to War: The Royal Navy and 1914. Exhibition that examines the story of the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket.(023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.


PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Screening Theatre, University of Portsmouth Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. 7pm. The Stuart Hall Project (12A). A new film from award-winning documentarian John Akomfrah.. Organised by the Portsmouth Film Society Admission: £6. portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Two Days, One Night (15). In French with English subtitles. Admission: £8 adults, £6.50 children. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Lord Mayor’s Banqueting Room, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. The Armchair Traveller. Video journey to Wyoming and the Yellowstone National Park, Lake Como and Lake Lugano and the changing faces of Berlin. In aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal and the Naomi House Children’s Hospice. Admission: £7.50. Tickets available from the Guildhall or by calling (023) 9238 1634.


ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night.

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents. Live music event showcasing Mike Keating, Matt Jarvis, Katy Haymer, Midnight Beat, My Never Time and Decaders. Live broadcasting at thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue, 8pm. Face Experience. Members of the Small Fakers together with Noel Lanigan as Rod Stewart playing the best of The Faces. Admission: £6. wegottickets.com.


CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Gypsy. Rose Hovick has big plans for her two young duaghters who are subjected to the spotlight from an early age. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Taken At Midnight. Theatre drama that explores a mother’s struggle and her son’s resistance during the Nazi movements. Tickets: £24-£40. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.30m. The Pearl. When impoverish Kino finds the pearl of the world he believes his family’s life will be transformed forever but instead it takes them down a dark and dangerous path. Admission: £12.50. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Copacabana. Barry Manilow production of romance and stardom. Admission: from £21.50, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.


FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Brazil Part Two: Minas Gerais. Talk by Cliff Thompson, organised by the Catisfield and District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.15pm. Writing Black History. Talk from leading historian of black history in Britain and chronicler of black and gay cinema, Stephen Bourne. Part of the national Black History Month. Admission: £6, concession available. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 8.30pm. An author event with Jeremy Page. Jeremy Page talks about his latest nivel The Collector of Lost Things. Admission: £5, concession available. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HILSEA: Meet at Hilsea Lido. 2.30pm. Hilsea Lines Guided Walk. Admission: £3. Tickets to be bought from the Visitor Information Centre at the D-Day Museum or Portsmouth Museum.

PORTSEA: John Pounds Centre, Off Queen Street. 2pm. Slow short walk to Victoria Park. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1379 .

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park. 2pm. A 2.5 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are an independent walking group. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Meet atSouthsea CC, St Paul’s Road. 10.30am. A 2.5 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are an independent walking group. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.