What’s on for Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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DANCING

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

EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, The Links, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Monthly meeting. Will include some members playing easy listening music on the keyboard and organ. Guests welcome. Admission: £5.

GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke (PO12 2BY). 7.30pm-9.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters. Annie Harris will be getting everyone sewing the charity quilt. All welcome. £3.50 for visitors.

HAYLING ISLAND: Littlewood, 163, West Lane. 10.30am-midday. Coffee Morning. Enjoy the woodland garden. All proceeds to the Hayling Island branch of the Conservative Association. All welcome. (023) 9246 3595.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. All about The Song. Search for the region’s best singer-songwriter. Admission: £2. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. Friendly atmosphere. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: St Jude’s Church, Kent Road. 2pm-4pm. Social Group for the Over 50s. Admission £2. (023) 9268 8705.

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: 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.

GOSPORT: Driftwood Studio and Gallery, North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. (PO12 1BP). 11am-4pm. Marine Art Exhibition. Exhibition by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter with watercolours, oils, chartworks and driftwood art.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 10am-5.30pm. Jewellers’ showcase. See and buy British craftmanship. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. 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. 6pm-8pm. Jonny Hannah exhibition. Showing contemporary art from artists based in the south of England. (023) 9277 8080.

GIGS

NORTH MUNDHAM: Village Hall.

SOUTHWICK: Golden Lion, High Street (PO17 6EB). 8.15pm-11pm. Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. (023) 9221 0437.

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, Market Square. (GU32 3HJ). 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Write Angle Open Mic and guest night. Poetry and Music. Open Mic for anyone who wants to try. Admission: £4. (023) 9221 0437.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: The Marmion, Marmion Road. 6.30pm. Mike, Rye and Nath from Mojo Dollar. Acoustic set.

SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents ... Lennon Taylor, 7pm; Lewis Bennett, 7.30pm; Alan Reid, 8pm; Martin Coyne, 8.30pm; Ross Murphy, 9.15pm; The Explorers, 10pm; Slick Minded Individuals, 10.30pm. vinylrecords.co.uk/gigguide.txt.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. (PO19 6AP). 7.45pm. Pressure. Admission: £18-£22. cft.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 2.45pm. Tender Loving Care. Production to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day. Admission £12. (023) 9264 6477.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Dirty Dancing. Admission £19.50-£48.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Volpone. An elderly Venetian, connives with his money-crazed servant to convince his greedy friends that he is dying, knowing that each will try to curry favour with him in order to be named his heir. Admission: £8-£11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

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) 9284 1379.

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) 9284 1379.

PORTSMOUTH: British Rail Social Club, Selbourne Terrace, Fratton. 7.30pm. Annual meeting of the Portsmouth Regional Group of the Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: by £2 donation. (023) 9267 1251.