What’s on for Thursday, September 11, 2014

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


COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club function room, Spur Road. 7.30-11pm. Club 50 disco. Golden oldies and disco classics with Pete Travers. All welcome. £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk.

HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Hall, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5BG). 2pm-4pm. T-Dance. Admission £3 (inc tea/biscuits). 07950 730 274.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Teadance 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: Across the town. 9.30am. Variety of events at 50 locations for the Heritage Open Days. Visit gosportheritage.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 11.30am, 2pm and 6pm. Access All Areas. Join the museum learning officer and explore rooms not normally open. Booking is essential. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

PORTCHESTER: Highslopes Community Centre, Carlton Road. 6.45pm. Alpha Course. Series of 12 interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. (023) 9220 0314.

PORTSMOUTH: Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base. 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.30pm and 3pm. Below HMS Victory’s Waterline. Unique chance to go below the water line of the vessle. Not suitable for children under 14. Booking is essential. ethan.fleming@nmrn.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Monitor M33. Get on board the First World War Monitor M33 – one of the only two Royal Navy ships that survived from the war.

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

SOUTHAMPTON: Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Swanwick Lane, Swanwick. 11am-4pm. eritage open day. Free admission. bursledonbrickworks.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 11am-5pm. Tour of the theatre. Go behind the scenes of the Grade II building. Booking is essential. (023) 9285 6700, (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk

SOUTHSEA: The Jolly Sailor, Clarence Parade. 7.30pm. All Embracing Ladies Night. Pampering stalls, burlesque lessons and art classes. Admission: £8.50. (023) 9229 5195. jollysailorsouthsea.co.uk.


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.

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.

GOSPORT: Explosion! Museum, Priddy’s Hard. 10am-4pm. Art exhibition from the Lee-On-The-Solent Art Group. Art and crafts on display and for purchase.

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: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. 7pm.The Golden Dream (12A). Follows a group of teenagers struggling to cross Guatemala and illegally entering the USA. Admission: £8 adults, £6.50 children. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.


PORTSMOUTH: The Cellars at Eastney, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. House Of Hats. Folk infused band. Admission: £7 advance, £9 on the door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

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

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents. Live music event showcasing Lewis Bennett, Dillon, Jamin Gallier, Edelweiss, The Exits and Ollie Goodwin. Live broadcasting at thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA:Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. Mickey And Grace. (023) 9278 0860.


CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Guys and Dolls. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45 and 7.45pm. Pitcairn. Co-production from Out Of Joint and Shakespeare’s Globe. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA:Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Avenue Q. Musical that tells the story of the loveable characters. Created by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Admission: £22.50-£24. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.


FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Trees in Fareham. Talk by Paul Johnston, organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. Saint or Sinner? Talk from historian Terry Hinkley and Clive Luff on Richard Bingham. Booking is essential. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

HILSEA: meet at Scott Road car park. 10.30am. Walk around the Forest Foxes. Led by Volunteer walkers. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: meet at Elmore car park. 10am. Lee Historic Waterfront Walk and Talk. Learn about the waterfront history of Lee. (023) 9255 1706.

PETERSFIELD: Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Moggs Mead. 7.30pm. The Beth Chatto Gardens. Talk by Steve Austin, organised by the Petersfield Gardeners’ Club. Visitors and new members welcome. 01730 261263.

PORTSEA: meet at the reception of the John Pounds Centre, Queen Street. 2pm. Slow short walk to Victoria Park. Led by Volunteer walkers. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: meet at The Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park. 2pm. 2.5 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are accredited to Walking for Health. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: meet atSouthsea CC, St Paul’s Road. 10.30am. 2.5 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are accredited to Walking for Health. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.