What’s on for Wednesday March 13, 2014

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

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road. 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Club-50 Disco. Golden oldies and disco classics. With Pete Travers. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk.

HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Hall, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5BG). 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £3 (inc tea/biscuits). 07950 730 274.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club. Different activity each week with a welcoming friendly group. Admission: £2.50 a session. (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, woodcraft, craft, cakes, and plants. Coffee and tea available. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

EXHIBITIONS

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

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. August: Osage County (15); 8pm. Directed by John Wells. Starring: Meryl Streep, Dermot Mulroney and Julia Roberts. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HEDGE END: The Berry Theatre, Wildern Lane (SO30 4EJ). The Railway Man (15); 7.30pm. Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. Starring: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine, Tanroh Ishida and Stellan Skarsgård. (01489) 799499.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Great Beauty (15); 7pm. Italy, 2013. Subtitles. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino. Starring: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone and Sabrina Ferilli. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Cinema Room, Eldon Building, University of Portsmouth, Winston Churchill Avenue (PO1 2DJ). Blue is the Warmest Colour (18); 7pm. France, 2013. Subtitles. Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. Starring: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Jérémie Laheurte, Catherine Salée, Aurélien Recoing and Sandor Funtek. Admission £6, concs. 07580 715 982, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Good Intent, 40-46, College Street. 8pm. The Trevor John Band. Rock covers.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: David Wingfield (piano), 7pm; Tim Park, 7.30pm; Dillon, 8pm; Ash Watson, 8.30pm; The Folsom, 9pm; The Explorers, 9.30pm; Heir of the Dog, 10.15pm; The Fugative Orchestra, 10.45pm-11.30pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

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

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Charlee Drew. Admission £6. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Hometown Show: Country2Country Warm-up Show. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Psychic Sally: On The Road. Sally Morgan returns with her 2014 nationwide tour. Admission £24. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30. Lady Windermere’s Fan. Oscar Wilde’s plays is updated to 1960 and is presented by Chester House Productions. Admission £6, inc refreshments. (023) 9252 3463.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels. Starring Jenny Seagrove and Sara Crowe. Admission: £19-£30.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 7.30pm. Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Presented by Southsea Shakespeare Actors. Admission £10, £8 unwaged. (023) 9282 8186.

PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. Bedales Drama: BAC Performances. Block 5s deliver devised pieces that speak of their experiences and their world. Admission free. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. War Horse. The powerful and uplifting story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. Admission £20-£52, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 11.30am. Bill and Ben Science Show: Sound Waves. A one-hour show for eight to 11-year-olds to support and extend the KS2 curriculum. Admission £2.50 child, £1 adult. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. After Miss Julie. A play by Patrick Marber which relocates August Strindberg’s naturalist tragedy, Miss Julie, to an English country house in July 1945. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. La Cage aux Folles. An amateur production presented by SJ Theatre. Admission £16, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: The Link, Cosham Baptist Church, 48, Havant Road (PO6 2QZ). 2pm-4pm. National Osteoporosis Society Portsmouth Support Group Meeting. Short annual general meeting by: Living with Osteoporosis and Navigating the NHS by Colin Beevor, (matron, Queen Alexandra Hospital). All welcome. (01329) 833114, (023) 9281 1209.

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. A Journey Down the Meon. Talk by Brain Barrett, organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut. 7.15pm-9.30pm. Harlots, Dung and Glory. Talk by Andrew Negus, organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society Fareham Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-familyhistory.com/groups/fareham.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Prince to Tyrant: What Changed Henry VIII. A talk by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb about the change in personality of one of our most infamous monarchs. Admission £12.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. Keeping Fit and Well in Older Age. Talk by Paula Day, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.

PETERSFIELD: Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Moggs Mead. 7.30pm. South Island, New Zealand. Talk by Rosemary Legrand, organised by the Petersfield Gardeners’ Club. Visitors and new members welcome. (01730) 261263.

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) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Road. 10.30am. Walking Friends Portsmouth Two-and-a-half Mile Walk. New walkers please arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.