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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 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.

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

ALRESFORD: Phair Hall, Alresford Community Centre, West Street (SO24 9AG). 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Alresford and District Horticultural Society Spring Show. Spring flowers, flowering shrubs, pot plants and photographs with a horticultural theme. Visitors welcome but they are not allowed to vote. (01962) 734247.

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. (023) 9271 0060.

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.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Natural History Museum, Cumberland House, Eastern Parade. Midday-4pm. Under the Sea! Meet some rock pool creatures and learn about our local marine life with staff from Blue Reef Aquarium and The Wildlife Trust’s Making Waves Project. Everyone welcome. Admission free, just drop in. (023) 9281 5276.

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 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. No Place Like Pompey. A Study in Sherlock. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. The Lego Movie (U); 5pm. Animated comedy adventure. The Monuments Men (12A); 8pm. Directed by George Clooney. Starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. The Other Bolyn Girl (12A); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by: Justin Chadwick. Starring: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana . (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

GIGS

HAMBLEDON: Youth Hut (next to Village Hall and Vine Inn), West Street (PO7 4RW). 8pm for 8.30pm. Hambledon Folk Club. Featuring: The Portsmouth Shantymen. All welcome. Admission: £8 members; £10 non-members. (023) 9263 2719, hambledonfolk.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: The Good Intent, 40-46, College Street. 8pm. Abba and the 70s Night. A night of nostalgia.

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square, 8pm doors for 8.30pm. Acoustix featuring The Crosstown Trio, Andy Conley, Letters To Daisy, and Johnny McGuire.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 6.15pm doors. Foreigner. Admission £38.50. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.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.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Mike Vaughan EP launch. Admission £6. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Martha Reeves and The Vandellas. Admission £25.50. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Peatbog Faeries. Two sets, first set 8.30pm. Admission £13.50. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.15pm. Gosport Gang Show 2014. Musical revue combining the talents of over 100 young members of the Gosport and Fareham Scout and Guide associations. Admission £10. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Pygmalion. Starring Alistair McGowan as Henry Higgins, with Rula Lenska and Jamie Foreman. Admission £19-£30.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. Company. Musical by Stephen Sondheim, presented by CCADS. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7pm-10pm. New Apollo and Cop the Needle present: A Kind of Conjuration. A dramatisation, written by Stuart Olesker and John Stanton, based on the true story of the trial, held in Portsmouth during the Second World War, of the medium Helen Duncan. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fisher Hall, Whale Island (PO2 8BY). 7.30pm. Stop Interrupting. Comedy, written by Nick Broadhead, directed by Lisa Allan and performed by the Admirals’ Players. Admission £6, concs. 07906 227 709, (023) 9262 8757.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 8pm. Derren Brown: Infamous. His new one-man show. Admission £39-£45, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

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.

WALKS & TALKS

CHERITON: meet Centre of Cheriton, north of the A272 between West Meon Hut/Winchester (GR SU583285). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A 10-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.15am. (023) 9237 7978.

GOSPORT: The Scout Hut, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.15pm for 7.30pm-9.30pm. 10 Minute Members’ Talk and Help Session. Organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society Gosport Group. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9258 5194, hgs-familyhistory.com/groups/gosport.

HAVANT: Bedhampton Social Hall, 21, Bedhampton Road. 7pm. Mindfulness. Talk by Colin Eveleigh, organised by the South East Hampshire Tinnitus Support Group. All welcome. (01243) 786135.

LISS: Triangle Centre, Mill Road. 7.30pm. Future Developments in Horticulture to Cope with Climate Change. Talk by Ray Broughton, organised by East Hants Self Sufficiency Group. All welcome. ehss.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.

PORTCHESTER: meet in the main Portchester Castle car park. 2pm. Portchester Castle. Suitable for beginners. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 10.30am. Walking Friends Portsmouth Two/Three Mile Walk. New walkers please arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.

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.