What’s on for Monday January 21, 2013

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A guide to what’s on around the area today.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. Admission £2.50. (023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Entertainments Hall, Locksway Road, Milton. 7.30pm-10.15pm. Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence Dance. Dancing with Elaine Hardy. All welcome. BYO refreshments. Admission £3.50. (023) 9235 5388, 07732 968 236.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by The Solent Aviation Art Society. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. The Lawrence Archive: a window onto our past. Celebrating over 100 years of photography by J C Lawrence & Sons. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GIGS

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. 7.45pm-11pm. Forest Folk. Featuring: Steve Knightley. All welcome. Admission £12. (023) 9226 4288 info@forestfolk.co.uk.

STAGE

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates. A traditional pantomime by Alan P Frayn, presented by HIADS. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Lettice and Lovage. An award-winning comedy by Peter Shaffer. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: The Link (formerly Uncle Tom’s Cabin), Havant Road. 2pm-4pm. Bicycles to Bentleys. Talk by Richard Burton, organised by the Portsdown Branch of the U3A. All welcome. Admission: £2. (023) 9237 8785, 9237 4044.

EMSWORTH: Mountford Rooms, Church Path Community Centre, Church Path. 7.30pm. 5+1: Extending the Senses to Include Dowsing. Talk by Laurie Booth, a professional dowser. Organised by Emsworth Maritime and Historical Trust. All welcome. Admission £3. (01243) 378091.

HAVANT: Warblington School Drama Room, Southleigh Road. 7.30pm-9pm. Forbidden Places. A talk by Patrick J Pead, organised by The Science Discovery Group). All welcome. Admission: £2. (01243) 373848.

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Bridge Centre, Fratton Road. 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. 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.

SOUTHSEA: meet South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. 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.