What’s on for Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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A guide to what’s on around the area today

DANCING

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50. (023) 9259 8456 or (01243) 430048.

PORTSMOUTH: Main Entrance, St James Hospital, Locksway Road, Milton (PO4 8LD). 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club Easter Dance. An evening of ballroom and Latin, plus some sequence, raffle and spot prizes. BYO refreshments. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £4. (023) 9307 7368.

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Suitable for both new and experienced dancers. Partner not necessary. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Arid Wave. Admission £4. (023) 8022 5612.

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

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. Admission £3. (023) 9271 0060.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 9am-3pm. Easter Half-term Activities: Easter Animal Egg Hunt. There are animals on the loose at the Ashcroft! Each one has a clue to help you find hidden Easter eggs to collect and then claim your prize. School years R-6. Admission £18.50. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. Fareham Stage Dance Festival. Morning or afternoon session, £4; evening session, £2; daily, £8; festival, £30 (concs). (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-5pm. Defend the Fort! Come and explore the tunnels, ramparts and fortifications and discover how to defend the fort. There will be a range of activities for all the family. (01329) 233734.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 1pm-3pm. Slimy Fun! Take part in an experiment with slime. Suitable for ages five plus. Admission £4. (023) 9252 3463, to book.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-12.30pm. Lee-on-the-Solent Residents Association (LoSRA) Community BOOST Table Top and Craft Sale. Meet community organisations and craft businesses. Tables: 6ft at £6 and 4ft at £4. Refreshments available. (023) 9255 1706 or 9255 1303 to book a table, leeresidents.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Easter Animal Trail. Follow a trail around the museum to discover objects inspired by birds and animals. Suitable for families. Trail sheets cost 50p. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Midday. Mass and Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch – the money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent Appeal for Food Banks.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-4.30pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Fun for all the family. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of glorious garden and parkland, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Blooming Marvellous: intergenerational community knitted garden. Over 2,500 knitters and crocheters worked with participatory visual artist Pauline Stanley to create the garden. Come and join in to help our garden grow. Free admission. (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 Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Meet Normandy Veterans (11am-3pm). Please check on the day of your visit in they will be in attendance. (023) 9282 6722.

FILMS

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. The Ladykillers (U); 7.30pm. UK, 1955. Starring Alec Guinness, Peter Sellars and Cecil Parker. Marking the 100th birthdate of the late Sir Alec Guinness. Admission £5, concs. (01420) 472 664.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Mr Peabody and Sherman (U); 2.30pm. Animated comedy adventure for the whole family. The Invisible Woman (12A); 8pm. Directed by Ralph Fiennes. Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones and Kristin Scott Thomas. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Philomena (12A); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by: Stephen Frears. Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan and Sophie Kennedy Clark. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, (PO12 2HE). 8pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: New Orleans Heat. Booking advisable. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square, 8pm doors for 8.30pm. Acoustix featuring The Mark Nelson Trio.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Signals. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-midnight. Open Mic Nite. Friendly atmosphere. Musicians of all levels welcome. Full turbo sound system. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. James Walsh (Starsailor): The Turning Point Tour. Plus Andrew Foster. Admission £18.50. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Classic Ghosts: The Signalman by Charles Dickens, adapted by Francis Evelyn; and Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad by M R James, adapted by Margaret May Hobbs. Both starring Jack Shepherd, with Terrence Hardiman, Dicken Ashworth, James Morley, Jenny-May Darcy and Greg Fitch. Admission: £17-£28.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 2pm, 7.30pm. Bugsy Malone. The smash hit musical is brought to life with interactive sets that will put you right in the action! Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7pm. Horrible Histories’ Barmy Britain. Live on stage! We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! Admission £14.50-£17.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7pm. Alice in Wonderland (an Easter pantomime). Starring Steve Hewlett, Paul Daniels, Debbie McGee, Jasette Amoxs, Robert Pearce and Ant Payne. Admission £14-£16, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Round and Round the Garden. One of the Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Barry Manilow’s Copacabana: a new musical. Presented by Southampton Musical Society. Admission £15, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 2pm-4pm. The London Marathon. Talk by Debbie Pentland, organised by the Portsdown Branch of the U3A. Visitors (£2) and new members welcome. (023) 9269 7009, portsdownu3a.org.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Old Portsmouth Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. 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.

PETERSFIELD: Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. Petworth House and its People. Talk by Bob France, organised by the Arts and Heritage Group of the Petersfield branch of the U3A. Visitors (£2) and new members welcome.