What’s on for Wednesday May 1, 2013

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

DANCING

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

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 7.30pm-9pm. The Thorngate Singers meet weekly for a fun, informal hour and a half of singing. New members welcome. (023) 9251 0012.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Adventure Playground, Malins Road, Buckland. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

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 a charity.

SOUTHSEA: Florence Arms, 18, Florence Road (PO5 2NE). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Howard. 07799 850 327, solentsocialising.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Rotary Club of Gosport Shelter Box Exhibition. See a Shelter Tent erected in the gallery and the contents of a Shelter Box on display. Rotary Club members will be on hand to explain how these essential items are used in emergency situations. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path. 10am-4pm. Churcher’s College Art Exhibition. Featuring a selection of lower school art work. (01730) 260756.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story. No Place Like Pompey. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth. A Study in Sherlock. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. In the House: Dans la Maison (15); 8pm. Subtitled. Directed by François Ozon. Starring: Fabrice Luchini, Ernst Umhauer and Kristin Scott Thomas. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Quartet (12A); 1.45pm. Directed by Dustin Hoffman. Starring: Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay and Billy Connolly. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Reality (15); 7pm. Subtitled. Italy, 2013. Directed by Matteo Garrone. Starring: Aniello Arena and Raffaele Ferrante. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring Luke Ferre and Rebecca Dancer plus Sean Fisher.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11.30pm. Phil Henry and Hannah Martin. Plus special guest Chris Ricketts. Folk. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

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

SARISBURY GREEN: Royal British Legion, 366, Brook Lane. 8pm-10.30pm. The Clive New Big Band. (023) 9269 3988.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Minus The Bear. Plus special guests. Admission £11. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Inspector Norse (The Girl With Two Screws Left Over). A self-assembly Swedish crime thriller from award-winning comedy duo Lip Service. Admission £10, concs. (01329) 223100.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 3pm, 8pm. The Pyjama Game. Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding. Admission: £31.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Absent Friends. Alan Ayckbourn comedy presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. AS Theatre Studies Performances. There will be different programmes comprising two pieces of theatre, this evening and tomorrow evening. Admission free. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. 9 to 5 The Musical. Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Written by Patrick Resnick. Admission: £20-£39.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 1pm, 7.30pm. Our House. Charter Academy present the smash musical featuring more than 20 Madness songs. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7pm. The Silver Sword. Ian Serrailler’s classic tale of a family torn apart by war. Admission: £5.50-£6.50, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: meet at King George V Playing Fields car park, Northern Road. 2pm. Lakeside, North Harbour Walk. Gentle paced walk around the private grounds of IBM. 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.

DENMEAD: meet Denmead Green/Kidmore Lane car park. 10.38am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Five/six-mile circular walk via Worlds End. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

FAREHAM: meet Hill Head car park (western end of the shore by public conveniences (GR SU530024). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A six-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 8.55am. (01730) 269253.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth University’s St George’s Building, St Thomas Street. 7pm. Monthly Meeting of the Portsmouth Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9283 1461, portsmouthsociety.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.