What’s on for Wednesday April 24, 2013

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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.

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. (023) 0261 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 Adrian. 07971 829 130, solentsocialising.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 7.30pm-9pm. The Thorngate Singers meet weekly for a fun, informal hour and a half of singing. New members welcome. (023) 9251 0012.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Adventure Playground, Malins Road, Buckland. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

EXHIBITIONS

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

HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. An exhibition of recent works by local artist Janet Mitchell. Admission free.

PORTCHESTER: Health Centre/Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Memories of Portchester. An exhibition of photographs of Portchester past, organised by the Portchester Civic Society. (023) 9238 2778.

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: History Centre, Second Floor Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. 9.30am-6pm. A Tale of One City. Displays about the history of the African Women’s Forum, including artefacts from Cameroon, Ghana and Zanazibar. (023) 9281 9311.

FILMS

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. Great Expectations (12A); 7.30pm. Directed by Mike Newell. Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane. Admission £5, concs. (01420) 472 664.

DROXFORD: Village Hall. Lis Miserables (12A) 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Directed by Tom Hooper. Starring: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe. Admission: £5. (01489) 877631.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Argo (15); 8pm. Directed by Ben Affleck. Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, Tate Donovan and Kerry Bishé. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Morris: A Life with Bells On (12A); 1.45pm. Directed by Lucy Akhurst. Starring: Lucy Akhurst, Brodie Bass and Andy Black. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: New Savoy Cinema, Festival Hall, Heath Road. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (12A) 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Directed by Peter Jackson. Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen and Richard Armitage. Admission: £5. (01730) 264182.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. For Ellen (15); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by So Kim. Starring: Paul Dano and Shaylena Mandigo. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 7.15pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: New Orleans Heat. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Willie Nile. Americana, rock, singer-songwriter. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

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

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Pyjama Game. Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding. Admission: £25.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GRAYSHOTT: Village Hall, Headley Road. 7.30pm. Nunsense – The Musical. Presented by Grayshott Stagers. Admission: £11.50. (01428) 605464, grayshottstagers.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Cider with Rosie. A new stage version presented by Gloucestershire’s Everyman Theatre. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Sarah Jayne’s Dolly Parton Experience. Starring Sarah Jayne and Andy Crust. Admission: £11.50, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. The Full Monty. A play by Simon Beaufoy, directed by Daniel Evans and starring: Sidney Cole, Kenny Doughty, Craig Gazey, Roger Morlidge, Kieran O’Brien and Simon Rouse. Featuring songs from the film. Admission: £15-£29.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Crazy For You. The new Gershwin musical, presented by South Downe Musical Society. Admission £12-£15, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: United Reformed Church Hall, Elm Lane. 7.30pm. A Hampshire Calendar. Talk by Gerald Ponting, organised by the Havant and District Horticultural Society. All welcome. Admission £1. havanthorticulturalsociety.hampshire.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: Petersfield Library, 27, The Square. 7.30pm-9pm. Local History Talk on the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and The Solent. Given by Mark Bardell. Admission £3, tickets available at Petersfield Library. (01730) 267806.

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.