What’s on for Wednesday January 22, 2014

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

TODAY

COMEDY

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Much A-Stew About Nothing. Presented by Stewart Lee in preparation for his third BBC TV series. Admission £21. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

DANCING

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

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.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.15pm-10pm. Healer Training Workshop. Admission £6. 07989 534 673 for further details.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays (PO1 3BF). 11am-4pm. Emergency 6, 10 artists have been selected for this stage of the competition and from these a winner has been chosen to receive the prize of a solo exhibition at Aspex in 2015. Emergency: Rebrand, 2nd Year BA (Hons) Graphics Design students at Portsmouth University with their take on the brand identity. Creating Balance, the result of a year-long collaborative project initiated by Portsmouth University. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. 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 Butler (12A); 7.45pm. Directed by Lee Daniels. Starring: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and John Cusack. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Before Midnight (15); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by: Richard Linklater. Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. (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: Colin Kingswell’s Jazz Bandits. (023) 9252 5487, gosportjazz.org.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Wellington, 62, High Street (PO1 2LY). 8.30pm. Open Mic Night. Come on down. All welcome, whether to perform or listen. (023) 9281 8965.

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square, 8pm doors for 8.30pm. Acoustix featuring Joe Booley, James George, Ollie West plus Mortie Pockett.

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.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Cheesedoctors. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... Jamin Gallier, 7.30pm; Tommo Bryan, 8pm; Iscalis, 8.30pm; Winters Hill, 9pm; Electric Eden, 9.30pm; Treasure Smiths, 10pm; Fugative Orchestra, 10.30pm-11pm. vinylrecords.co.uk/gigguide.txt.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Time of My Life. Written and directed by Alan Ayckbourne. Admission: £16.50-£28. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. Mother Goose. Pantomime, presented by Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Gun Room, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8pm. Zones of Avoidance. Written and performed by Maggie Sawkins. The incidental music was composed and performed by Portsmouth-based musician Nick Evans on pedal-steel guitar. Admission £6. tongues-and-grooves.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7pm. The Snowman. Stage show based on the book by Raymond Briggs. Music and lyrics by Howard Blake. Admission £16-£29. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. What Is It About That Night. A backstage musical by Catherine Ireton, proudly presented by House. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7pm. Staircase. An often bitchy, satirical look at what the Lord Chamberlain once forbade! Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

EMSWORTH: meet Emsworth by-pass bus stop, 10.41am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Four/five-mile flat circular walk in the Emsworth/Westbourne area, no stiles. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road. 1.45pm for 2pm. Haslemere Flower Club Monthly Meeting. Demonstrator Sue Tausig with Floral Cocktail. Exhibit: Dream of Spring. Visitors and new members welcome. nafas.org.uk.

HAVANT: Warblington School Drama Studio, Southleigh Road. 7.30pm. Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve – Development, Habitats and Wildlife. An illustrated talk by Bob Chapman, organised by the Havant, Hayling and Emsworth Group of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. All welcome. Admission: £2.50 (inc refreshments). hiwwt.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.

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.

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.

ROGATE: meet Tullecombe car park (GR SU808254), one-and-a-half miles north of Rogate. 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A seven-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 231539.

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.