What’s on for Tuesday June 25, 2013

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

CONCERTS

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 1pm. Lunchtime Organ Recital. The third of a series by Mark Dancer. Admission free, retiring collection.

DANCING

GOSPORT: The Club Hampshire Hall, The Anchorage, Willis Road. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Trinity Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members always welcome. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits and raffle). (023) 9255 1693.

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

EVENTS

SOUTHSEA: Clarence Field, Long Curtain Road. 10.30am-2.30pm. Celebration Family Picnic. For parents and carers with under-fives. Attractions include a bouncy castle, Miller’s Ark Farm, the Mary Rose, messy play, Peppa Pig and George, a 10-minute massage session for tired parents, the fire brigade, Blue Reef and much more. Admission free, bring your own picnic.

EXHIBITIONS

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

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.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. The Great Gatsby (12A); 7.45pm. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. (01428) 642161 for further details.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. Terrors (no cert); 6pm. UK, 1929. A rare gem, a silent sci-fi adventure made in Portsmouth by local filmmakers with a new live score performed by local artist Jez Stevens. From the Wessex Film and Sound Archive. Admission £3 (free for under-12s). Sherlock Holmes (12A); 8pm. UK/USA, 2012. With an introduction by Michael Gunton, archivist of the city museum’s Conan Dole collection. Admission £3. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

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

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Andrews Brothers. Playing a mix of rock, pop, jazz and soul in style. rmatavern.co.uk.

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

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.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. Here Comes the Sun: Ashcroft Summer Showcase. A celebration of the summer solstice. Expect ritual, celebration and loads of summer tunes. Admission £5. (01329) 223100.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Footloose: the musical. Dancing is not a crime! Admission: £13.50-£20. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. Presented by Havant Light Opera. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Shaolin Warriors: Return of the Master. With a brand new show. Admission £22.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 7.30pm. NHS Commissioning. Representatives from Fareham and Gosport Commissioning Group will talk about how decisions are made on what services are available and how you can influence decisions. Organised by Lee Residents Association. Refreshments available. (023) 9255 1547, leeresidents.org.uk.

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.

SOUTHSEA: meet Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7pm. Pompey Poetry Walk. A guided walk featuring performances by local poets in unusual venues. Part of Portsmouth Festivities. Admission £4. (023) 9282 4355.

TOMORROW

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Portsmouth Festivities Lunchtime Live! Featuring Henry Fairs (organ). Admission: £3, concs. (023) 9282 3300.

PETERSFIELD: Churcher’s College, Ramshill (GU31 4AS). 7pm. Grand Summer Concert. Programme includes songs from the shows as well as the latest James Bond theme Skyfall by the school’s own jazz band. Admission £8, concs. (01730) 263033.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club. Come and enjoy some social ballroom dancing, ideal for couples. Admission £3. (023) 9307 7368.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7.45pm-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members are always welcome. (023) 9261 3409, 9271 0060.

EVENTS

BEDHAMPTON: Golden Lion, 54, Bedhampton Road (PO9 3EY). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Howard. 07527 107 964, solentsocialising.org.uk.

HAVANT: Havant Spiritualist Church, Brockhampton Lane. 7.30pm. Alternative Service Evening. Speaker Richard Hayes. Admission £2 (inc cup oftea/coffee.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-midday. Arts and Crafts Group. Join in with what’s happening or bring your own project to do. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

SOUTHSEA: St Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road (PO5 2PL). 12.30pm-3.30pm. Southsea Flea Market. Vintage retro clothes, collectables, furniture, textiles, jewellery, crafts. Home-made cakes and refreshments. Admission free.

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.

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.

FILMS

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. Quartet (12A); 7.30pm. Directed by: Dustin Hoffman. Starring: Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay and Billy Connolly. Admission £5, concs. (01420) 472 664.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Won’t Back Down (PG); 1.45pm. Directed by: Daniel Barnz. Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Oscar Isaac. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade. Django Unchained (18); 8.30pm. USA, 2012. Directed by: Quentin Tarantino. Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. Pop-up Open Air Cinema in association with Portsmouth Festivities. Admission £5. portsmouthfestivities.co.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring Charlie Hole, Threepenny Thieves plus Joe Booley.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Naked Beats. Live poetry plus music fusion. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Nai Harvest. Special guests: Muneroe Effect, You’ll Live, Noyo Mathis, Like Home. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 3pm, 8pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. Here Comes the Sun: Ashcroft Summer Showcase. A celebration of the summer solstice. Expect ritual, celebration and loads of summer tunes. Admission £5. (01329) 223100.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Footloose: the musical. Dancing is not a crime! Admission: £13.50-£20. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. The Audience. Encore performance from the National Theatre and starring Helen Mirren. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers. Presented by Havant Light Opera. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

TITCHFIELD: The Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Two Gentlemen of Verona. Comedy, thought to be Shakespeare’s earliest surviving play, part of Titchfield Shakespeare Festival. Admission £9. (01329) 556156.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: meet Delme Arms bus stop. 10.30am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Five-mile linear walk through woods and Portchester Castle to Portchester Precinct. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road. 1.45pm for 2pm. Haslemere Flower Club Monthly Meeting. Demonstrator Susie Barwick with Let’s Go Ga-Ga. Visitors and new members welcome. nafas.org.uk.

LOCKS HEATH: meet Holly Hill Woodland car park (GR SU501078). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A nine-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.15am. (01730) 269253.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Bransbury Park Community Centre, Eastney Road. 10.30am. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. 07703 443 988.

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, Copnor, 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore Walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond/longer walk to Milton foreshore. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. 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.

PORT SOLENT: meet in front of the Odeon Cinema. 2pm. Port Solent Walk. Suitable for beginners but does include an area of uneven ground, sturdy shoes recommended. New walkers to arrive 1.45pm to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am. Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront Walk. Through the Rose Garden and Rock Garden. 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.