What’s On for Wednesday April 25, 2012

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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.

TODAY

CONCERTS

GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 7pm-9pm. Classic Album Club. Listen and enjoy a classic album played on vinyl and discuss with this friendly group. Free! No need to book, just come along. (023) 9252 3463.

DANCING

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

EVENTS

GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am - 12:30pm. Family History Advice Clinic. Come speak to our experts about reserching your ancestors, no need to book. Admission Free. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

HAVANT, meet outside The Spring, East Street. 9.15am. Cycle ride to West Meon and Selborne. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

HAVANT, Staunton Country Park, Middle Park Way. 8am. Spring Gardener’s Breakfast. Want to know more about gardening? Come and join us and meet our horticultural experts, followed by breakfast, then a slide show and a tour round the garden. Admission £14.95 pp. (023) 9245 3405 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH, Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 10.30am-midday. Beating the Blues. We are looking for people who want to and enjoy singing. This includes people who have been told they can’t sing. You are all welcome. Admission by £2 donation. (023) 9281 1802.

PORTSMOUTH, The Tap, 17, London Road, North End. 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host: Howard. solentsocialising.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-midday. Arts and Crafts. Fun, friendly group with beginners and experienced crafters alike all welcome. Admission £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM, B Level coffee shop, QA Hospital. 10-4 Mon-Fri, 2-4 Sat-Sun. Belinda acrylics, flowers and pets.

PORTCHESTER, Health Centre/Library Foyer, West Street. 10am-5pm. Portchester Past and Present. An exhibition of photographs presented by the Portchester Civic Society. (023) 9238 2778.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (closed Mondays). No Place Like Pompey. An exhibition looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (not Mondays). Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth. . (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (closed Mondays). The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, Richard Lancelyn Green’s Bequest. . (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Shoulder to Shoulder. An exhibition of 100 photos from the front line. (023) 9281 9385, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Aspex Gallery 2, Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 6pm-8pm. New Creatives. A showcase of creative works by young people from seven local FE and Sixth Form colleges. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

FILMS

DROXFORD, Village Hall, The Square. My Week with Marilyn. (15); 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Directed by Simon Curtis. Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh and Dominic Cooper. Admission £5 in advance or on door. (01489) 878800.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH, Winchester Arms, 99, Winchester Road, Buckland. 8.30pm. Blue Grass and Roots Acoustic Jam. Hosted by Pappa Jones - just bring your instruments and join in!

SOUTHAMPTON, The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. 999 Live. . Admission £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA, Red White & Blue, Fawcett Road. Swinging Mainstream Jazz.

SOUTHSEA, Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Spartan. . Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Translated by Michael Frayn and starring Roger Allam, Dervla Kirwan and Timothy West. Admission £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.15pm, 7.30pm. The Way of the World. Comedy by William Congreve, starring Penelope Keith. Admission £15-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM, Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane. 7.30pm. Frankenstein. A thriller/drama by Philip Pullman, presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. 07502 037 922 for tickets.

HAVANT, The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Cymbeline. By William Shakespeare, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Looby – No Strings Attached. New Apollo Theatre return with the world premier of this comedy. Admission £12. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Dirty Dancing. The classic story on stage. Admission £19.50-£48.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Calamity Jane. Presented by the South Downe Musical Society. Admission £11-£15, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD, St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Bouncers and Shakers. A special John Godber double bill. Admission £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER, Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Kafka’s Monkey. A Young Vic production. With a pre-show discussion at 6pm. Admission £21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

HASLEMERE, Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road. 1.45pm for 2pm. Haslemere Flower Club Monthly Meeting. Demonstrator Margaret Simpson with Saw This and Thought. Visitors and new members welcome. nafas.org.uk.

HAVANT, United Reformed Church Hall, Elm Lane, off North Street. 7.30pm. Vegetable Growing. Illustrated talk by Kevin Mason, organised by the Havant and District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members 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 Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PETWORTH, Petworth Park NT car park (GR 966238). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.20am. All welcome. (01730) 269253.

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 Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH, Community Centre, Bransbury Park, Eastney. 10.30am. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/ three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

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 Health Development 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 Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

TOMORROW

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH, St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live! Concert. Featuring David Price, Portsmouth Cathedral (organ). Admission £2.50, concs. (023) 9282 3399.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH, Drayton Centre, 238, Havant Road, Drayton. 2pm-4.15pm. Ballroom and Sequence Tea Dance. With tea/ coffee and biscuits. Admission £3.50. 07989 124 089.

EVENTS

DENMEAD, All Saints Church car park, Hambledon Road. 9am-midday. Focus 4 Car Boot Sale. Cars, £6; vans, £10. No trade. (023) 9225 2507 to book a pitch

GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 9.30am, 10.45am, 1.15pm and 2.30pm. Silver Surfers’ Day. We are supporting Spring Online to give older people a taste of computers and the internet. Join us on Silver Surfers’ Day for an free hour long session with 1:1 support. Early booking recommended for this popular event. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 10:30-11:30am. Cafe Deutsch. Looking for an informal way to improve your language skills - No need to be fluent but no absolute beginners please. Admission free. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 5-6pm. Caffe Italiano. Looking for an informal way to improve your language skills - No need to be fluent but no absolute beginners please. Admission free. (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT, meet outside The Spring, East Street. 7pm. Evening cycle ride to Denmead, Harvest Home. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD, Festival Hall, Heath Road. 9.30am-7.30pm. Save the Children Good As New Sale. Household, linen, clothes, shoes; some new, some second-hand; all excellent quality. (01730) 264182.

PORTSMOUTH, St Francis Church Hall, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 2pm-4pm. The Cosy Club. A social group for men and women 60+ every Thursday for social time, quizzes, raffles, speakers and trips. Pop along for a warm welcome. (023) 9262 8705.

PORTSMOUTH, Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Group. Friendship Club for the over 50s. Different activity each week in a friendly group. Admission £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

WATERLOOVILLE, St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey. cards, jewellery, wood craft, craft, cakes, and plants. Coffee and tea available. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM, B Level coffee shop, QA Hospital. 10-4 Mon-Fri, 2-4 Sat-Sun. Belinda acrylics, flowers and pets.

PORTCHESTER, Health Centre/Library Foyer, West Street. 10am-5pm. Portchester Past and Present. An exhibition of photographs presented by the Portchester Civic Society. (023) 9238 2778.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (closed Mondays). No Place Like Pompey. An exhibition looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (not Mondays). Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth. . (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm (closed Mondays). The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, Richard Lancelyn Green’s Bequest. . (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Shoulder to Shoulder. An exhibition of 100 photos from the front line. (023) 9281 9385, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Aspex Gallery 2, Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 6pm-8pm. New Creatives. A showcase of creative works by young people from seven local FE and Sixth Form colleges. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Ade Cull, 7pm; Katie Louis Ball, 7.30pm; Logan Carter, 8pm; Matt Jarvis, 8.30pm; Kelly Woods, 9pm-10pm; KTS (three-piece dubstep/dance band), 10.15pm; James Tippins, 11.15pm-11.45pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, Fountain Inn, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong (ex Van Morrison) Open Mic Night. . (023) 9241 2291.

SOUTHAMPTON, The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. John Oates. . Admission £20 advance, £22 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA, Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Parade. 8.30pm. Dusty the Brownbag Band. . (023) 9229 5195, thejollysailorsouthsea.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. One Night Only. Plus Hares, and Forest Floors. Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Translated by Michael Frayn and starring Roger Allam, Dervla Kirwan and Timothy West. Admission £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. The Way of the World. Comedy by William Congreve, starring Penelope Keith. Admission £15-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 8pm. The Chinese State Circus. Showcasing the best in entertainment. Admission £22.50, concs. (01329) 231942.

FAREHAM, Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane. 7.30pm. Frankenstein. A thriller/drama by Philip Pullman, presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. 07502 037 922 for tickets.

GOSPORT, David Bogue Hall, St Andrew’s Road (PO12 1QA). 7.45pm. Down The Lane. A revue featuring shows premiered at Drury Lane Theatre, presented by Gosport Musical Theatre Productions. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9258 4832.

GOSPORT, Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. By George! A one-man musical. Celebrate St George’s Day with actor, pianist, singer and one man band Michael Lunts who casts a witty eye on the subject of Englishness in this intimate revue of comedy songs. Admission £6, concs. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

HAMBLEDON, Village Hall, West Street. 8pm. Flare Path. A play by Terrence Rattigan, presented by the Hambledon Arts Society Drama Group. Admission £5. (023) 9263 2907.

HAVANT, The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Cymbeline. By William Shakespeare, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Looby – No Strings Attached. New Apollo Theatre return with the world premier of this comedy. Admission £12. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

SOBERTON, Soberton Village Hall, School Hill (SO32 3PF). 7.30pm. Lord Arthur Saville’s Crime. A play by Constance Cox, based on the short story by Oscar Wilde, presented by Soberton Players. Admission £6, concs. (01489) 878724.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Dirty Dancing. The classic story on stage. Admission £19.50-£48.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Calamity Jane. Presented by the South Downe Musical Society. Admission £11-£15, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD, St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Bouncers and Shakers. A special John Godber double bill. Admission £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER, Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Kafka’s Monkey. A Young Vic production. Admission £21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH, Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/ three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

PORTSMOUTH, meet Scott Road car park (off Military Road by The News Centre). 10.30am. Hilsea Lines Walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ with its abundance of wildlife. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA, Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, King Street. 10.30am. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/ three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.