What’s on for Wednesday March 20, 2013

Youngsters queue at the Kings to audition for a previous production, Cinderella

Panto auditions for young dancers to be held at Kings Theatre

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

DANCING

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50.

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Partner not necessary. New or experienced dancers welcome, as are visitors and new members. 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. (023) 0261 3409, 9271 0060.

EVENTS

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. (023) 9282 2990.

SOUTHWICK: Golden Lion, High Street (PO17 6EB). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Martin. 07906 670 262, solentsocialising.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library Gallery, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-6pm. Paintings and Pastels. Exhibition of works by sisters Pam Ashenden and Sylvia Massey.

FILMS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Your Sister’s Sister (15); 1.45pm. Directed by Lynn Shelton. Starring Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt and Mark Duplass. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Chinatown (Re 2013) (15); 7pm. US, 1974. Directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway and John Huston. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix. Featuring Martha’s Man.

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

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Dusty and The Brown Bag Band. Plus special guests: Hometown Show, and Chris Ricketts. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Summer Holiday. Musical presented by Fareham Musical Society. Admission £12-£14, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. Calamity Jane. Performed by Haslemere Players. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. The Hound of the Baskervilles. Presented by HumDrum. Admission £12.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. Kafka’s Dick. A comedy by Alan Bennett, presented by HIADS. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7pm-9.30pm. Blossom Alley. Presented by New Apollo and Cop The Needle Productions. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.15pm. Puccini’s Madam Butterfly. Presented by the Welsh National Opera. Admission: £7.50-£40. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Annie. The latest show from Groundlings Theatre. Admission £9-£13.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Laburnum Grove. A thriller or a comedy? By J B Priestley. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

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: Community School, White Hart Lane. 7.30pm. Making an Early Start. Talk by Brian Kidd, organised by the Portchester Allotment and Gardeners Association. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2. 07775 898 868, pahaga.btck.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Institute, 238, Havant Road. 1.30pm for 2pm-4pm. The Sherlock Holmes Collection. Talk by Michael Gunton, organised by the Over 50 Friendship Centre. Visitors welcome. £1.50 (inc tea and biscuit).

PORTSMOUTH: Lecture Theatre 1, Richmond Building, University of Portsmouth, Portland Street. 6.55pm for 7pm. Exploring the Seven Seas: Tsunamis, Whales and Icebergs. Talk by Dr Philippe Blondel, University of Bath, jointly organised by the Portsmouth and District Physical Society and The IET Solent Young Professionals. Admission £1.50. (023) 9284 5396, port.ac.uk/physsoc.