A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.
THURSDAY, SEPT 26
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-12.30am. Spectrum (gay/straight/lesbian/bi/transexual). Guest DJs playing house electro and nu disco. Admission free before 9pm, £2 after. (023) 9229 6352.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm doors for 8pm. Ssssh ... Comedy Night. Hosted by Keith Barron. Featuring: Steve Day, James Sherwood, and Sarn Savage. Admission £12. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11pm. Cellars Comedy Club New Act Night. Ten top new comics for a fast and furious night of fun. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Organ Concert. Featuring James Scott (Bath Abbey). Admission £3, concs. Light refreshments available. (023) 9282 1164.
HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Centre, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5BG) 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission: £3, inc tea/biscuits. (023) 9307 7596, 07950 730 274.
HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.
SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. Doors open 8pm. Social Dance. Ballroom, Latin American, etc. All welcome. Admission £5. (023) 9273 1281.
FAREHAM: Hanover Association, White Lodge Gardens, Holly Grove Road (PO16 7UR). 2pm-5pm. Coffee/Tea Afternoon. In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Includes bric-a-brac stall, cakes and hotdogs, etc. 07881 895 999.
HEDGE END: Kiddicare, Charles Watts Way (SO30 4RT). 6pm-9pm. Kiddicare Mother and Baby Event. Offering a chance to speak to baby experts, also product demonstrations, goodie bags, mini pamper treatments. Free car seat fitting and safety checks. askamum.co.uk/kiddicare.
PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Group for the over 55s. Different activity each week from speakers, quizzes, bingo, seated exercises, plus a time to socialise and make new friends. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Star Wars Murder Mystery. Who murdered Jar Jar Binkbonk? Don’t forget your light sabres! Admission: £22 (inc two-course meal). (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Lisa Kerry (acrylics) and the Rev David Lacey (watercolours). Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-4.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.
PETERSFIELD: Bedales Gallery, Church Road, Steep. 2pm-5pm. Documentary Photography from Bangladesh. The photographer, curator and activist Shahidul Alam is the founder of the award-winning Drik Agency and Pathshala, the leading South Asian Institute of Photography. (01730) 711511, bedales.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 1pm-3pm. Costume Exhibition. Discover costumes from Elizabethan to Greek and the 20th century. Groundlings’ 11,000 costumes bring history to life ... (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. On The Waterfront (PG); 7pm. USA, 1954. Directed by Elia Kazan. Starring: Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint and Lee J Cobb. A Making Waves Film Festival presentation. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. Making Waves Film Festival: Searching for Sugar Man (PG); 7pm. Directed by: Malik Bendjelloul. Starring: Rodriguez, Stephen ‘Sugar’ Segerman and Dennis Coffey. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.
CHICHESTER: The Venue, Spur Road (PO19 8PR). 7.30pm. Chichester Country Music Club Irish Concert. Featuring: Mary Duff. Admission: £14. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.
PORTSMOUTH: Lucky Bar, 223, Kingston Road (PO2 7EG). 9pm. Lady Ga Ga tribute.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Sarah Partridge, 7pm; Hope, 7.30pm; Matt Jarvis, 8pm; Fugative Orchestra, 8.30pm; Not My Generation, 9pm; Our Colour Company, 9.30pm; Stefikie, 10.15pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 11.15pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Evarose. Admission £6. (023) 8022 5612.
SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. Hi5.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Another Country. By Julian Mitchell. Directed by Jeremy Herrin. Scandal in a 1930s English public school. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.
CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Neville’s Island. A comedy in thick fog by Tim Firth. Starring Adrian Edmundson, Rufus Hound, John Marquez and Tim McMullan. Admission: £16-£37, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park. A new adaptation by Tim Luscombe, directed by Colin Blumenau. Admission: £20.50-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7pm. Shakespeare’s Othello live from the National Theatre. (01428) 642161 for further details.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. The Ghost Train. HumDrum bring Arnold Ridley’s ever-popular comedy thriller to life. Admission £9, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 10.30am, 1.30pm. James and the Giant Peach. By Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood. Admission: £15.50-£17.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Noël Coward’s Present Laughter. Presented by One Off Productions. Admission £8-£12, concs. (023) 9282 8282.
WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 1.30pm, 7.30pm. The Grand Gesture. Simon Duff is on the scrap heap and wants to end it all ... and so begins this comedy about a man on the edge. Admission £16-£20, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. Trading Standards Services. Talk by Amy Palmer, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.
PORTSMOUTH: meet Scott Road car park (off Military Road by The News Centre). 10.30am. Hilsea Lines Walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ with its abundance of wildlife. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.