What’s on for Tuesday July 16, 2013

Tom Chambers as Bobby in Crazy For You. Picture by Richard Davenport

REVIEW: Crazy For You, at Mayflower Theatre in Southampton

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

DANCING

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 4pm. Book Group for eight to 11-year-olds. New books, quizzes and activities for children. Refreshments provided. Free, just come along! (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Littlewood, 163, West Lane. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Paté and Strawberry Lunch on the Lawn. Inside if it rains. Tickets in advance. All proceeds to HI branch of the Conservative Association. (023) 9246 3595.

PORTSMOUTH: The Learning Place, Derby Road, North End. 10am-4.30pm. Wellbeing Day. Portsmouth Shared Lives Service will be offering information sessions, floor-sports tasters, healthy eating workshops and more to all shared lives carers , service users and anyone interested in the services they can offer. (023) 9277 6729 for further details.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Harbour View. Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter returns with his new exhibition featuring new watercolours, oils and drawings inspired by the many ships and yachts visiting Portsmouth Harbour. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Lodge Arts Centre, Victoria Park, Anglesea Road. 9am-5pm. An Exhibition of Photographs. By members of Solent Camera Club. solentcameraclub.com.

GIGS

ORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Lounge at The RMA. Acoustic showcase night. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.

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

SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents: Pompey Music Charity Night ... Luke and Sasha, 7.30pm; Perry and Harry, 8pm; Alan Hicks, 8.30pm; The Arrivals (acoustic), 9pm; Foxer (acoustic), 9.30pm-10pm; Andy Muscat, 10.30pm-11pm.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Institute, 238, Havant Road. 1.30pm-4pm. A Musical Entertainment with Jane and Colin Marret, organised by the Over 50 Friendship Centre. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1.50 (inc tea and biscuit).

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £15-£35, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7pm. Funeral Games. An unconventional comedy by Joe Orton. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9286 3911.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: British Rail Social Club, Selbourne Terrace, Fratton. 7.30pm for 8pm. Railways of the East Midlands. Illustrated talk by Steve Bigley. 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: 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 Independence and Wellbeing 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 Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.