What’s On for Monday May 14, 2012

The Rampant at the ramparts of Portchester Castle in 1967. L to r: Peter Richardson (aka Ritchie Peters  they turned his name around) vocals, Ron Hughes guitar, Ken Hughes (his brother) drums, Don Golding bass, Mick Cooper Hammond organ.

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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.

MONDAY, MAY 14

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. (023) 9298 8550.

WICKHAM: Community Centre, Mill Lane. 1.30pm-4pm. Monday Tea Dance. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9273 3393, 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

HEDGE END: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane. 7pm-9pm. Writers Hub. Monthly event led by playwright Sean Tyler for all writers who live or work in and around Hampshire. Admission: £5 per session. (01489) 799499, theberrytheatre.co.uk.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, Selborne Hill. 10am-4pm. Workshop: The Good Life – self sufficiency for beginners. With David Standing and Helen de Peyrecave. Admission £38, must be booked in advance. (01420) 511275, or www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 10.15am-11.15am. Sing and Sign. A 10-week course developed with the help of speech and language experts. Admission £58. (023) 9282 8282.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. The Way of the Warrior. Arms and armour from epic movies! Includes replica arms and armour that can be handled and worn. (023) 9250 1957, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-8pm. In Memoriam. This exhibition explores the language of remembrance through imagery of local memorials of the Great War 1914-18. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Library, Elm Lane. 9.30am-7pm. May Days Arts Trail 2012: Arts and Crafts. Work by Trail participants. 0845 6035 631.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Executive Suite, Inn Lodge, Burrfields Road. 8pm. Portsmouth Jazz Club. Featuring The Geoff Eales Trio. (023) 9225 5806, 9229 8161, portsmouthjazz.com.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. A Night of Facewarmer Music with the Barebackers. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. A Marvellous Year for Plums. Thriller by Hugh Whitmore, set in Britain during the Suez Crisis in 1956. Admission: £14-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GREATHAM: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbevilles. Brought to life by the Lion and Unicorn Players. Interval entertainment by Petersfield Voices. Admission: £10, concs. (01730) 263254, lionandunicornplayers.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: The Link (formerly Uncle Tom’s Cabin), Havant Road. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. How the Hampshire Genealogical Society Research Centre and Bookstall can help you. With HGS volunteers, organised by the Portsmouth Family History Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-online.org.uk.

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 Health Development 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 Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: meet South Parade Pier. 7.30pm. Eastney Seafront Walk. An evening stroll along the seafront towards Eastney, returning via Eastern Parade. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

TUESDAY, MAY 15

DANCING

LINDFORD: Village Hall, 35, Sycamore Road (GU35 0RD). 1.30pm-3.30pm. Circle Dance. International folk dances for which no partner or previous experience required. Experienced teacher. Fun, fitness and friendship. All welcome. Admission £6.50. (01420) 474881.

LISS: Village Hall. 8pm-10.15pm. Liss Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: £3. (01730) 892570.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: SEARCH Hands on Museum, 50, Clarence Road. 5pm-7pm. Remembering 1982: Gosport during the Falklands Conflict. Dedicated to memories of what it was like in Gosport during the conflict. Admission free, just drop in. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Littlewood, West Lane. 10.30am-12.30pm. Coffee Morning. Enjoy the woodland garden at its best. Plant stall. All proceeds to HI Conservative Association. All welcome. (023) 9246 5400.PORTSMOUTH: Quaker Meeting House, 25, Northwood Road, Hilsea. 11.30am. Conscientious Objectors’ Day Meeting for Worship. All welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Centre, Hayling Avenue, Copnor. 9.15am-12.15pm. Coffee and Chat/Cake and Crafts/Light Lunches. Plus stories and songs for tots run by young mums at 11am. (023) 9282 2556.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. The Way of the Warrior. Arms and armour from epic movies! Includes replica arms and armour that can be handled and worn. (023) 9250 1957, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-8pm. In Memoriam. This exhibition explores the language of remembrance through imagery of local memorials of the Great War 1914-18. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Library, Elm Lane. 9.30am-5pm. May Days Arts Trail 2012: Arts and Crafts. Work by Trail participants. 0845 6035 631.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. A Tale of One City ... exploring the links between Charles Dickens and life in Portsmouth today. 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.

SELBORNE: Selborne Gallery, The Plestor. 11am-5pm. Hampshire Artists’ Co-operative Spring Exhibition. With guest artists Mary Herdman and Jo Ellis. (01420) 511347.

FILMS

EINCHESTER: Everyman Cinema, The Screen, Southgate Street. Point Blank. (18); 8.15pm for 8.30pm. USA, 1967. Directed by: John Boorman. Starring: Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson and Keenan Wynn. (01962) 882945 or winchesterfilmsociety.co.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Write Angle Poetry and Music Cabaret. Featuring special guest Richard Tyrone Jones. With regular poets and musicians. Plus open mic. All welcome, Admission £4. petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Front Bar, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm. Teapot Open Mic Night. Musicians of all levels welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Dusty and The Brown Bag Band. Support from Joel James. (023) 9282 0896.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Fountain Inn, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong (ex Van Morrison) Open Mic Night. (023) 9241 2291.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Spiers and Boden. Admission: £15 advance, £17 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Music Room Acoustic Showcase. Heat One. Admission £2. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Howler. Plus special guests Hooded Fang and Fin. Admission: £8.50. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHWICK: Golden Lion, High Street. 8.15pm-11pm. Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. (023) 9221 0437.

WINCHESTER: The Attic at The Railway, 3, St Paul’s Hill. 7.30pm. Winchester Folk Club. Featuring Chris Sherburn and Denny Bartley. All welcome. winchesterfolkclub.co.uk.

STAGE

BURITON: Village Hall (off High Street). 7.30pm. Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the d’Urbevilles. Brought to life by the Lion and Unicorn Players. Interval entertainment by Petersfield Voices. Admission: £10, concs. (01730) 263254, lionandunicornplayers.co.uk.

COSHAM: St Phillip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. 7.45pm. Wife After Death. Presented by the Highbury Players. (023) 9238 9359.

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. A Marvellous Year for Plums. Thriller by Hugh Whitmore, set in Britain during the Suez Crisis in 1956. Admission: £14-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Oliver! Starring Brian Conley and Samantha Barks. Admission: £20-£46.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. The Vanishing Horizon. Presented by Idle Motion Theatre Company. Followed by a post-show discussion. Admission: £15, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PETERSFIELD: Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Moggs Mead. 2.30pm. Florabundance. Talk by Nel de Jong-Smith, organised by the Petersfield Flower Arrangement Society. New members welcome. (01730) 264324.

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Castle Street. 7.30pm. Royal Clarence Yard: Feeding the Forces 1821-1992. Talk by Lesley Burton, organised by the Portchester Civic Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9238 2778.

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: British Rail Social Club, Selbourne Terrace, Fratton. 7.30pm for 8pm. Industrial Steam. Illustrated talk by Neil Kearns. Organised by the Portsmouth Regional Group of the Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: by £2 donation. (023) 9267 1251.

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Institute, 238, Havant Road. 1.30pm for 2pm-4pm. The Making of the Overlord Embroidery. A talk by Peter Galvin, organised by the Over 50 Friendship Centre. Visitors welcome. £1.50 (inc tea and biscuit).

PORTSMOUTH: meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore Walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime Walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

WATERLOOVILLE: Acorn Centre, 3, The Kestrels, Eagle Avenue, Wecock Farm. 7.30pm. American Supper Birthday Celebrations. Preceded by the annual general meeting of the Lobster Pot Amateur Wine Makers Circle. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9226 4161.