The List: week commencing Friday January 21, 2011

LETTER OF THE DAY: Housing - more needs to be done

What to do and where to go in Portsmouth, south east Hampshire and West Sussex.

TUESDAY

EVENTS

CHICHESTER, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane. Pairings. (01243) 816098; chi.ac.uk/ottergallery.

LANGSTONE, The Ship Inn. 10:30am. Bird watching at Langstone and Warblington. A stroll along the shoreline taking time to look for and identify the harbour birds - bring binoculars. 023 8040 2534.

SOUTHSEA, Milton Arms front bar. Open mic session. Rockin' Fish open mic night. Fred - 023 9229 6352.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT, Gosport Gallery, Ordnance Road. 10am-4pm. Vocal recital. The Lawrence Collection - A Century of Gosport in Pictures. Free. 023 92501957 .

HAVANT, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. Richard Davidson paintings. 023 9247 2700; richarddavidson.co.uk.

HAVANT, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. Mrs Miniver's Socks. 023 9247 2700 .

OLD PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Cathedral. Cathedral's normal opening hours. Evelate - art collection.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Why Stay Silent? Stories of remembrance. (023) 9281 9385.

PORTSMOUTH, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 10.30am-2pm. Peter Pan Exhibition. 023 9282 8282.

GIGS

ROWLANDS CASTLE, Fountain Inn, The Green. Herbie Armstrong (ex Van Morrison) Open Mic Night.

SOUTHSEA, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. Not Necessarily Accoustic. Showcase night. rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA, Little Johnny Russells Bar, Albert Road. 7pm-11pm. Nick Courtney presents... Paul Vinten, Laura Day, Ian Scarbro, The Silhouettes, and Shegotsick. Free

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. The History Boys. 11-32, conc. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GOSPORT, Thorngate Theatre, Gosport. Thorngate Pantomime and Variety Company presents... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.. Adults 7.50, Children/SC 5.50. 023 9251 0012.

HAYLING ISLAND, Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. The Wizard of Oz. Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society. 7. (023) 9246 6363 (10am-midday, Mon-Sat).

HORNDEAN, Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road. 7.30pm. Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. Country Dances, a comedy. 6 / 5 concessions. horndeanamdram.com.

PETERSFIELD, The Studio @ The Petersfield School, Cranford Road. 7pm. Music@TPS: Open Mic Night. TPS musicians demonstrate an array of musical talent at our popular half-termly talent show. 2-3.50. (01730) 234641.

SOUTHAMPTON, The Mayflower. See box office for times and prices. Stand Up & Be Counted! 023 8071 1811; tickets@mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 7.30pm. Peter Pan on Ice. The Russian Ice Stars. 21-28 (2 off with concessions or Kings Card). 023 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 2pm and 7pm. Zippo's Circus. 8-13 - family tickets available. 023 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 10.30am-2pm. Peter Pan Exhibition. 023 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

LANGSTONE, The Ship Inn. 10.30am. Bird Watching at Langstone and Warblington. A stroll along the shoreline taking time to look for and identify the harbour birds. Bring binoculars. With Hampshire County Council's Countryside Rangers (tel 023 8040 2534. 25. (01243) 512301; conservancy.co.uk .

PORTSMOUTH, Baffins Community Centre, Westover Road, Baffins. 10.30am. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/ three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

PORTSMOUTH, Southsea Community Centre, St Paul's Square. 2pm. U3A General Meeting. 'The London Marathon' by Debbie Pentland, fitness instructor. 1 for non-members.

WEDNESDAY

COMEDY

SOUTHAMPTON, Talking Heads Public House, Portswood Rd. Troy Story (a mythological panto - a tragedy). 023 8067 8446; thetalkingheads.co.uk.

EVENTS

BOSHAM, Bosham House, Main Road. 2pm-3pm. Monthly Meditation. All welcome. (01243) 572109.

CHICHESTER, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane. Pairings. (01243) 816098; chi.ac.uk/ottergallery.

FAREHAM, Red Lion Hotel, East Street. 8.30pm. Portsmouth IVC Sports and Social Clubnight. Pete Jones hosts a free evening of entertainment. Free. 07546 571002.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT, Gosport Gallery, Ordnance Road. 10am-4pm. Vocal recital. The Lawrence Collection - A Century of Gosport in Pictures. Free. 023 9250 1957.

HAVANT, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. Richard Davidson paintings. 023 9247 2700; richarddavidson.co.uk.

HAVANT, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. Edging Out. Showcasing work by students, featuring photography, textiles and more. 023 9247 2700.

HAVANT, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. Mrs Miniver's Socks. 023 9247 2700.

HAVANT, Wordsouth Gallery, 11 The Pallant. 10am-6pm. Zeugma: Three Takes on Text. Works exploring text.Free. wordsouth.org.uk

OLD PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Cathedral. Cathedral's normal opening hours. Evelate - art collection.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Why Stay Silent? Stories of remembrance. (023) 9281 9385.

PORTSMOUTH, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 10.30am-2pm. Peter Pan Exhibition. 023 9282 8282.

FILMS

HAVANT, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 1.45pm & 8pm. Eat, Pray, Love. 4.50, 3.80 conc. 023 9247 2700.

GIGS

ROWLANDS CASTLE, The George, Finchdean. 8pm-10.30pm. Julie and Her Jazz Babes. (023) 9241 2257.

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Postmortem Promises. Plus Desolated and Bare Your Scars. 5. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2pm, 7.30pm. The History Boys. 11-32, conc. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GOSPORT, Thorngate Theatre, Gosport. Thorngate Pantomime and Variety Company presents... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.. Adults 7.50, Children/SC 5.50. 023 9251 0012.

HAYLING ISLAND, Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. The Wizard of Oz. Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society. 7. (023) 9246 6363 (10am-midday, Mon-Sat).

HORNDEAN, Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road. 7:30pm. Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. Country Dances, a comedy. 6 / 5 concessions. horndeanamdram.com.

PORTSMOUTH, Groundlings' Theatre, Old Beneficial School, Kent Street,. 7.30pm. White Meat. Comedy by Roger Goldsmith. 7. 023 9273 7370.

SOUTHAMPTON, The Mayflower. Stand Up & Be Counted! 023 8071 1811; tickets@mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 2pm and 7.30pm. Peter Pan on Ice. 21-28 (2 off with concessions or Kings Card). 023 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 2pm and 7pm. Zippo's Circus. 8-13 - family tickets available. 023 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 10.30am-2pm. Peter Pan Exhibition. 023 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT, United Reformed Church Hall, North Street. 7.30pm. Tree Fruit Growing. Talk by Peter Barwick to Havant & District Horticultural Sociaty. 1. (023) 9247 5140.

HAYLING ISLAND, United Reformed Church Hall, Hollow Lane, Mengham. 2.30pm. Clematis. Talk by Marcus Dancer, organised by Hayling Island Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. haylingislandhorticulturalsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Community Centre, Bransbury Park, Eastney. 10.30am. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/ three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

THURSDAY

CHURCH SERVICES

PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Cathedral. 1.10pm. James Wilder (Vocal Recital).

COMEDY

SOUTHAMPTON, Talking Heads Public House, Portswood Rd. Troy Story. 02380 678 446; thetalkingheads.co.uk.

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 10am. Children's Concert. Given by Southern Pro Musica, conductor Jonathan Willcocks. This annual concert is booked through schools only. Ages five to 11 years. 3. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

EVENTS

FAREHAM, Searles Sports and Social Club, Frankport Way. 8pm-11pm. Singles Night. Positively Single - all ages welcome for an evening of dancing and relaxing. 3. 07786 074146.

HILSEA, Friends Meeting House - 25 Northwood Road. 7.15pm-8pm. Silent Reflection for Holocoast Memorial Day. Free. 023 9226 3499.

PORTSMSOUTH, Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park, Eastney. 10am. Zumba Fitness. Latin-inspired easy to follow dance fitness. 18 for six-week course (adults). 07582 370900 to book, hotlipszumba@hotmail.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

HAVANT, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. Richard Davidson paintings. 023 9247 2700; richarddavidson.co.uk.

HAVANT, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. Edging Out. 023 9247 2700 .

HAVANT, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. Mrs Miniver's Socks. 023 9247 2700 .

HAVANT, Wordsouth Gallery, 11 The Pallant. 10am to 6pm. Zeugma: Three Takes on Text. Works exploring text. Free. wordsouth.org.uk

OLD PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Cathedral. Cathedral's normal opening hours. Evelate - art collection.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Why Stay Silent? Stories of remembrance. (023) 9281 9385.

PORTSMOUTH, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 10.30am-2pm. Peter Pan Exhibition. 023 9282 8282.

GIGS

ROWLANDS CASTLE, Fountain Inn, The Green. Herbie Armstrong (ex Van Morrison) Open Mic Night.

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. I'll Eat Your Face. Plus The Reactor Core Is Beautiful, Lamp and Gaea Girls. 4. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Ivyrise. Plus special guests. 6.50. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. Doors 7.30pm. Play at the RMA. Special guest performers and bands.

Featuring Roger Courtney's open mic night at 10pm. Free. rmatavern.co.uk.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. The History Boys. 11-32, conc. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GOSPORT, Thorngate Theatre, Gosport. Thorngate Pantomime and Variety Company presents... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Adults 7.50, Children/SC 5.50. 023 9251 0012.

HAVANT, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 7pm. Act Up! presents 'Stranded'. An original story devised by Act Up! Junior performers. 3.50. 023 9247 2700 .

HAVANT, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 8.30pm. Spring Youth Theatre Comp present 'Jaykub'. 3.50. 023 9247 2700 .

HAYLING ISLAND, Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. The Wizard of Oz. Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society. 7. (023) 9246 6363 (10am-midday, Mon-Sat).

HORNDEAN, Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road. 7:30pm. Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. Country Dances, a comedy. 6 / 5 concessions. horndeanamdram.com.

PORTSMOUTH, Groundlings' Theatre, Old Beneficial School, Kent Street. 7.30pm. White Meat. Comedy. 7. 023 9273 7370.

SOUTHAMPTON, The Mayflower. Stand Up & Be Counted! 023 8071 1811, tickets@mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 7.30pm. Peter Pan on Ice. 21-28 (2 off with concessions or Kings Card). 023 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 2pm and 7pm. Zippo's Circus. 8-13 - family tickets available. 023 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 10.30am-2pm. Peter Pan Exhibition. 023 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 7.30pm. Friends of the Museum - monthly talk. 18th Century Country Houses & Gardens of Hampshire. Speaker Nikki Pink. Non members welcome. See website for prices. 023 9247 2700; thespring.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD, Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Moggs Mead. 7.30pm. Applying Wax and Dye Images to Hand-Textured Paper. Demonstration by Deborah Vallance, at the monthly meeting of the Petersfield Arts and Crafts Society. Visitors and new members welcome. 2. (01730) 267295.

PORTSMOUTH, Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/ three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

SOUTHSEA, Community Centre, St Paul's Square, King Street. 10.30am. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/ three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

FRIDAY

COMEDY

SOUTHAMPTON, Talking Heads Public House, Portswood Rd. Troy Story. 023 8067 8446; thetalkingheads.co.uk.

CONCERTS

FAREHAM, Ferneham Hall. 7pm to 10.30pm. SNAP Disco. 'Say No And Phone' SNAPs are alcohol and drugs free dance nights for young people between the ages of 11 and 16. 7 (under 10s free). 01329 231942.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH, Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy. Drop-in therapy session. 4 donation. 07596 138 867.

EXHIBITIONS

HAVANT, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. Richard Davidson paintings. 023 9247 2700; richarddavidson.co.uk.

HAVANT, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. Edging Out. 023 9247 2700 .

HAVANT, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. Mrs Miniver's Socks. 023 9247 2700 .

HAVANT, Wordsouth Gallery, 11 The Pallant. 10am-6pm. Zeugma: Three Takes on Text. Works exploring text. Free. wordsouth.org.uk

OLD PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Cathedral. Cathedral's normal opening hours. Evelate - art collection.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Why Stay Silent? Stories of remembrance.

PORTSMOUTH, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 10.30am-2pm. Peter Pan Exhibition. 023 9282 8282.

GIGS

EMSWORTH, Railway Inn, North Inn. 9pm. DJ Silver Fox. (01243) 372351.

PORTSMOUTH, Traveller's Rest - Somers Road. 7pm onwards. Karaoke. Free. 023 9285 1420.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, The Fountain, The Green. 8:30pm. Live music. The Dolphins. Free. 023 9241 2291.

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Orange Street and It Must Be Madness, plus Skandalz and Ska Boot Sale DJs. 8. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA, Red White and Blue, Fawcett Road. 8.30pm. Arrows Karaoke.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. The History Boys. 11-32, conc. (01243) 781312; cft.org.uk.

GOSPORT, Thorngate Theatre, Gosport. Thorngate Pantomime and Variety Company presents... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.. Adults 7.50, Children/SC 5.50. 023 9251 0012.

HAVANT, The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 8.30pm. Act Up! presents King Oedipus. 3.50. 023 9247 2700 .

HAYLING ISLAND, Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. The Wizard of Oz. Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society. 7. (023) 9246 6363 (10am-midday, Mon-Sat).

HORNDEAN, Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road. 7.30pm. Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. Country Dances, a comedy. 6 / 5 concessions. horndeanamdram.com.

PORTSMOUTH, Groundlings' Theatre, Old Beneficial School, Kent Street,. 7:30pm. White Meat. Comedy. 7. 023 9273 7370.

SOUTHAMPTON, The Mayflower. Stand Up & Be Counted! 023 8071 1811; tickets@mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA, St Peter's Theatre, Fraser Road. Fri/Sat 7.30pm, Sat/Sun Matinee 2:30pm. Dick Whittingham Pantomime. 7 adults with concessions 5. 0845 2939350.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 7.30pm. Peter Pan on Ice. 21-28 (2 off with concessions or Kings Card). 023 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 2pm and 7pm. Zippo's Circus. 8-13 - family tickets available. 023 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. 10.30am-2pm. Peter Pan Exhibition. 023 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA, St Peter's Theatre Fraser Road. 7.30pm. Dick Whittington Panto. Phoenix Players. 7. 0845 293 9350.

WALKS & TALKS

EMSWORTH, Emsworth Methodist Church, 19 High Street. 7.30pm. Vocational Education. Guest speaker David Holloway. 4 on the door. 01243 375620.