What’s on for Wednesday July 31, 2013


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


PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club. Come and enjoy some social ballroom dancing, ideal for couples. Admission £3. (023) 9307 7368.

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) 9261 3409, 9271 0060.


FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: The Bun Penny, 36, Manor Way (PO13 9JH). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Nikki. 07828 151 034, solentsocialising.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Library, 27, The Square. 2.30pm-3.30pm. Meet Bookstart Bear. Stories, songs and craft aimed at two to four year olds. No ticket required, come along and join the fun. (01730) 267806.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. 11am, midday, 2pm, 4pm. Victorian Storytelling. Interactive and spooky storytelling.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. Lego Shipbuilders. Take part in this fun family workshop and have a go at building a Lego ship. Drop-in, no ticket required.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-midday. Arts and Crafts Group. Join in with what’s happening or bring your own project to do. Admission: £2.50 each session. (023) 9278 0500.


COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

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.


HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Skyfall (12A); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by: Sam Mendes. Starring: Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Javier Bardem. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.


WINCHESTER: 30, Compton Way. 2pm-5pm. Garden Open. Sunny hilltop quarter-acre plot. Themed borders, pond, kitchen and herb gardens. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £3.50.


GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, (PO12 2HE). 8pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: Dave Moorwood’s Rascals of Rhythm. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring Threepenny Thieves, Nina Schofield plus Joe Booley.

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


CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £16-£40, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.


FAREHAM: meet Delme Arms bus stop. 10.30am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Five-and-a-half-mile circular walk to north of Fareham. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

ODIHAM: meet Odiham Wharf (GR SU747516). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A 10-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.15am. (01730) 269253.

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.

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.

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.