What’s on for Thursday May 30, 2013

Declan McKenna at The Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea, Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Picture by Paul Windsor

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

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.35. (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. Bollywood Dance Workshop. Learn about a very high energy, fun and vibrant dance that lifts anyone’s spirits in this workshop. Children aged seven plus, 3pm-4.30pm. Adults, 5.30pm-7pm. Admission £4. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Varsity Pro Wrestling. With a night of non stop wrestling action the whole family can enjoy. Admission £12.50-£15. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-5.15pm. Wild at White’s African Safari. Hunt for the wild animals of the African continent hidden in our famous gardens. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Cumberland House Natural History Museum, Eastern Parade. 11am-3.30pm. Butterflies and Beatles Day. Family drop-in activity. No need to book, just drop in.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandy Veterans. (023) 9282 8068.

EXHIBITIONS

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

FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road (PO16 7EN). 9.30am-5pm. Sail and Steam. Recent oil paintings by Richard Ashworth.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Gods Port. Local artist Pete Codling will create a temporary freehand giant charcoal drawing. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Library, Elm Grove (PO11 9EE). 9am-5pm. May Day Arts Trail Exhibition. Exhibition in the foyer of work by May Day Arts Trail participants.

HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. 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.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Sean Taylor. Acoustic blues. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Yellow Hay, 7pm; Alan Reid, 7.30pm; Lauren Halliday, 8pm; Tuci, 8.30pm; Winters Hill, 9pm; Komaro, 9.30pm; Quartz,10.15pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 10.45pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. The Benedicts.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. T’Pau. Admission £19.50. (023) 9282 8282.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Pyjama Game. Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding. Admission: £31.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. An Evening of Clairvoyance with Jenny Docherty. Jenny is joined by fellow medium Mary Burbridge Bryant. Admission £10 (inc refreshments). (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: Park Community Theatre, Middle Park Way (PO9 4BU). 7.30pm. Masquerade – A Game of Musical Theatre. Variety show presented by Denmead Operatic Society. Admission £10. (01329) 310849, (023) 9283 8683.

PORTSMOUTH: City of Portsmouth Boys’ School, London Road, Hilsea. 7.30pm. Little Shop of Horrors. Musical presented by the Portsmouth Players. Admission £12. (023) 9237 0501.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. The Girl With No Heart. A new fable with creative puppetry, live music and shadow play, for ages eight plus. Admission: £10, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Priscilla Queen of the Desert: the musical. Get ready for the ride of your life! Admission: £25-£37. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Hall, Francis Avenue (PO4 0LX). 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Alive and Kicking. Variety show presented by the Phoenix Players. Admission £8, concs. 0845 293 9350.

TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. The Tempest. Shakespeare’s final play, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £9. (01329) 556156.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. 07703 443 988.

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