What’s on for Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Rampant at the ramparts of Portchester Castle in 1967. L to r: Peter Richardson (aka Ritchie Peters  they turned his name around) vocals, Ron Hughes guitar, Ken Hughes (his brother) drums, Don Golding bass, Mick Cooper Hammond organ.

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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. BYO refreshments. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £4. (023) 9307 7368.

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

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, Maurepas Way. 7.45pm-10.15pm. Sequence Dance Club. Special dance with local organist Larry Green. BYO refreshments. New members and visitors welcome. BYO refreshments. Admission £3. (023) 9271 0060.

EVENTS

FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 10am-12pm. Arts and crafts. Admission: £2.50. (o23) 9278 0500.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Lee. 9am-12.30pm. Community Boost Table Top and Craft sale.Meet community organisations and craft businesses. Refreshments available on site. Rent 6ft tables for £6 and 4ft tables for £4. Contact Ray Harding (023) 9255 1076.

PORTSMOUTH: Oasis The Venue, Arundel Street. 2pm-3pm. Prime Time Group. Gentle exercise by Kitty Taylor Group for over-50s.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 2pm-4pm. Afternoon Teas. Have either a traditional or savoury afternoon tea. Admission: £16. Minimum 48 hours notice required. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 4pm-5.30pm. After school workshop. Join local artist Emma Noble for art sessions. Will encourage children to learn and use a range of techniques. Admission: £40 for weekly session from June 4-July 9. Booking is required. (023) 9277 8080.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. Social Group for the Over-50s. Admission £2. (023) 9268 8705.

EXHIBITIONS

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

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’s work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 01329 233734.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-5pm. Ebb and Flow. Art exhibition to commemorate and highlight Gosport’s role in D-Day. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: Driftwood Studio and Gallery, North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. (PO12 1BP). 11am-4pm. Marine Art Exhibition. Exhibition by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter with watercolours, oils, chartworks and driftwood art.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 10am-5.30pm. Jewellers’ showcase. See and buy British craftmanship. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Joella Wheatle’s solo exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Ginny Top. Art exhibition from Ginny Top, an MA graduate who won an award from the gallery in 2012. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Lindsay Taylor’s textile exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 6pm-8pm. Jonny Hannah exhibition. Showing contemporary art from artists based in the south of England. (023) 9277 8080.

FILM

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 1.45pm and 8pm. 12 Years a Slave (15). Admission: £6. (023) 9252 3463.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm. Open mic night. Musicians of all levels welcome. Friendly atmosphere. (023) 9229 6352.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. (PO19 6AP). 7.45pm. Pressure. Admission: £18-£22. cft.org.uk.

HILSEA: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road. 7.15pm for a 7.45pm start. Tender Loving Care. Old Salt and New Theatre Royal are presenting the play to commemorate the anniversary of the D-Day landings. Admission: £12, conc. (023) 9264 9000, blulagoon@hilsea-lido.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 6pm. 2014 Be Your Best Rock Challenge: Southern Junior Final. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Dirty Dancing. Admission £19.50-£48.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Volpone. An elderly Venetian, connives with his money-crazed servant to convince his greedy friends that he is dying, knowing that each will try to curry favor with him in order to be named his heir. Admission: £8-£11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

COCKING: meet at Cocking Hill car park. 11.10am. Circular walk via Heyshott and Cocking Village. Organised by CHA Walking Club. (023) 9225 4289.

COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 2pm-4pm. Portsmouth Food Bank. Talk by Richard Caville, organised by the Portsdown Branch of the U3A. Visitors (£2) and new members welcome. (023) 9269 7009, portsdownu3a.org.uk.

GOSPORT: meet at the Grange Farm, Little Woodham Lane, off Howe Road. 8.45pm. Opportunity to see and listen to bats and spot worms. Wear warm clothing, stout shoes and take a torch. Donations welcome.

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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1379.

PETERSFIELD: Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. Arts and Heritage talk. Medieval Farnham and castle. Talk by David Graham, organised by the Science and Technology Group of the Petersfield branch of the U3A. Visitors (£2) and new members welcome.

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) 9284 1379.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square. (PO1 2DX). 11am-midday. Portsmouth and D-Day. Talk by Andrew Whitmarsh from the D-Day Museum.

SOUTHSEA: meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helen’s 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) 9284 1379.

SOUTHSEA: New Benildus Hall, St John’s College, Grove Road South. 7pm for 7.30pm. St John’s College Politics Society meeting. Former Home Secretary John Straw talks about his life in politics. Refreshments available. stjohnscollege.co.uk.

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COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 7.30pm. Virginia Ironside is Growing Old Disgracefully. Admission: £10. (023) 9252 3463.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime concert with cantum Barbum ensemble. Admission £3. (023) 9282 3300.

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Hill Park Memorial Working Men’s Club, Highlands Road. (PO15 6JD). 8pm. England v Uruguay, World Cup. 01329 280782.

FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 2pm-4pm. Friendship club for the over-60s. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 7.15pm. Book Group. Admission: £5. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. Midday. Enjoy a light lunch. All money raised goes to charity.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 2pm-4pm. Afternoon Teas. Have either a traditional or savoury afternoon tea. Admission: £16. Minimum 48 hours notice required. (023) 9277 8080.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Social Group for the Over-50s. Admission £2. (023) 9268 8705.

EXHIBITIONS

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

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’s work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 01329 233734.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-5pm. Ebb and flow. Art exhibition to commemorate and highlight Gosport’s role in D-Day. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: Driftwood Studio and Gallery, North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. (PO12 1BP). 11am-4pm. Marine Art Exhibition. Exhibition by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter with watercolours, oils, chartworks and driftwood art.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 10am-5.30pm. Jewellers’ showcase. See and buy British craftmanship. (023) 9252 3463.


PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Joella Wheatle’s solo exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Lindsay Taylor’s textile exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 6pm-8pm. Jonny Hannah exhibition. Showing contemporary art from artists based in the south of England. (023) 9277 8080.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. We are the Best! (15). Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408.

GARDENS

SOBERTON: Appletree House, Station Road. 12pm-4pm. Modern garden. Admission: £3.

GIGS

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road.. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents ... The Bleechers, 7pm; Treasure Smiths, 7.30pm; Sophie Darling, 8pm; Matt Jarvis, 8.30pm; Thin Wire Fence, 9pm; Rock N Roll Raffle 10pm; Stonecabin, 10.15pm; Discovery Rock Band, 10.45pmvinylrecords.co.uk/gigguide.txt.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. (PO19 6AP). 2.45pm and 7.45pm. Pressure. Admission: £18-£22. cft.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. 2014 Be Your Best Rock Challenge: Southern Open Final. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Dirty Dancing. Admission £19.50-£48.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Volpone. An elderly Venetian, connives with his money-crazed servant to convince his greedy friends that he is dying, knowing that each will try to curry favor with him in order to be named his heir. Admission: £8-£11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

CHICHESTER: 9, North Pallant (PO19 1TJ). 8pm. Kenneth Clark. Talk by Chris Stephens. Admission £8.50, concs. (01243) 774557. pallant.org.uk.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-3pm. Costal Change and Historic Remains. A talk by the English Heritage.

GOSPORT: Royal Navy Submarine Museum. 9pm. X-Craft: Lighting the way on D-Day. Talk by Alexandra Geary, keeper of artefacts at the RN Submarine Museum. Admission £10. Booking is essential please call (023) 9251 0354 or E-mail marketing@submainemuseum.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road (PO11 0HB). 2pm. Causes and Effects of WW1. A new talk for 1914 by Michael Forrest, organised by the Hayling Island branch of the U3A. Visitors (£2) and new members welcome. (023) 9246 5010, 9246 4893.

PORTSMOUTH: meet at the east gate of Fort Widley on Portsdown Hill. 10am. Summer Flowers on Portsdown Hill. Walk looking for orchids and trefoils. Wear walking boots and waterproofs. Led by Richard Jones. (023) 9238 9623.

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 Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1379.