What’s on for today, July 23, 2014

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DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: St James Hospital Scocial Hall, Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm. Ballroom Club. Ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing. BYO refreshments. Admission £4. (023) 9307 7368.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 1pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £4. (023) 9273 1281.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, Maurepas Way. 7.45-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Always pleased to welcome new members. Tea and biscuits available. 01329 233734.

EVENTS

FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 10am-midday. Arts and crafts. Admission £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

HILSEA: Jubilee Splashpool, Hilsea Lido, London Road. 11am-6pm. For children of eight and under. Two shallow pools (no deeper than five inches). Play features and rubber safety surfaces. Toilets and baby changing facilities. Picnic tables, seats and refreshments. Free admission and free parking. (023) 9266 2440 or bluelagoon@hilsea-lido.org.uk.

MILTON: The lounge at Brent Court, Warren Avenue, Milton, Portsmouth. 10am-midday. The Warm Welcoming Wednesday Club, a social club for the over-50s. All welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: Oasis The Venue, Arundel Street. 2pm. Cooking soda bread. Workshop from Steve Tobin. Organised by the Prime Time Group. (023) 9334 6440.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.15pm. Healer Training Evening Clinic. Admission: £6. Call Tony on 07989 534 673.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea and cake.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop,level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Until August 2. Art exhibition featuring paintings by ‘Belinda’ and Barbara Pearman.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’s work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 01329 233734.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-5pm. Ebb and Flow. Art exhibition to commemorate and highlight Gosport’s role in D-Day. (023) 9252 3463.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Anglican Cathedral, High Street. 10am-6pm. Philip Jackson art exhibition. Donation of £5, money will go to The Rowans Hospice. (023) 9223 7146.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Lindsay Taylor’s textile exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent. 8pm. Brian White’s French Quarter All Stars. (023) 9269 3988.

MILTON: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road, Portsmouth. 8pm. Open mic night. Musicians of all abilities welcome. Full turbo sound system.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Amadeus. Admission: £15. 01243 181312.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm and 7.45pm. Black Comedy. Admission: £24. 01243 181312.


HAVANT: The Spring Arts and heritage Centre, East Street. 7.30pm. Measure for Measure. Musical theatre production of William Shakespeare’s play. (023) 9247 2700.

WALKS & TALKS

ARUNDEL: meet at Swanborne lake car park at 10am. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9am. 7.5 mile walk. 01730 231 539.

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Slow short walk to Baffins Pond. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. Option for a longer walk to Milton foreshore. Organised by the Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1762.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road. 1.45pm for 2pm. Haslemere Flower Club Monthly Meeting. Demonstrator Marion Catt with Supermarket Dash. Exhibit: Two for One. Visitors and new members welcome. nafas.org.uk.

HAVANT: Bedhampton Social Hall, Bephampton. 7pm. Tinnitus support group meeting. Guest speaker Frances Inge. Admission: £3.50. 01243 786135.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. Organised by The Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1762.

PORT SOLENT: meet in front of the Odeon Cinema. 2pm. Suitable for beginners. Please wear suitable shoes as it is over uneven ground. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team.

PORTSMOUTH: Canoe Lake, Southsea. 10.30am. Meet outside the Canoe Lake cafe, St Helen’s Parade. Healthy walk through the rose garden and rock Gardens. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team.

WICKHAM: meet at Forest Lane at 10.50am. CHA Walking Club. Linear walk to Fareham via Boarhunt and Wallington. Six miles. Call (023) 9225 4289 for more information.