What’s on for Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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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 Centre, 10 Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7.45pm-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9271 0060.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Info Pod, First Floor, Central Library, Guildhall Square. 10.30am. Portsmouth Macmillan Library Service Coffee and Cake Morning. Has your life been affected by cancer? Get support, share concerns or find information in an informal and relaxed setting. (023) 9268 8259.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. Social Group for the Over 50s. Enjoy a chat over a cup of tea? Want to meet new people? Have the opportunity to try activities? Then come along! 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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Blooming Marvellous: intergenerational community knitted garden. Over 2,500 knitters and crocheters worked with participatory visual artist Pauline Stanley to create the garden. Come and join in to help our garden grow. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-4pm. South Hampshire Calligraphers’ Exhibition.

PORTSMOUTH: Ground Floor Café, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour (PO6 3EN). 10am-4pm. Stitches to Dye For Embroidery Exhibition. Portsmouth and District Embroiderers Guild have collaborated with Portsmouth Young Embroiderers in putting on this exhibition. (023) 9238 9056.

PORTSMOUTH: Ground Floor Café, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour (PO6 3EN). 10am-4pm. Stitches to Dye For Embroidery Exhibition. Portsmouth and District Embroiderers Guild have collaborated with Portsmouth Young Embroiderers in putting on this exhibition. (023) 9238 9056.

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 Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

HAMBLEDON: Youth Hut (next to Village Hall and Vine Inn), West Street (PO7 4RW). 8pm for 8.30pm. Hambledon Folk Club. Featuring: James Hickman and Dan Cassidy. All welcome. Admission: £8 members; £10 non-members. (023) 9263 2719, hambledonfolk.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-midnight. Open Mic Nite. Friendly atmosphere. Musicians of all levels welcome. Full turbo sound system. (023) 9229 6352.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Stevie. By Hugh Whitemore, a tribute to the life and work of Stevie Smith. Starring Zoë Wanamaker. Admission: £24-£33. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

ROGATE: Rogate Village Hall, North street. 7.30pm. Petersfield theatre group, Lion and Unicorn, is touring a stage adaptation of The Canterbury Tales. Admission: £10 adults, £5 children. 01730 821 347.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. Woyzeck. Georg Büchner’s classic slice of ‘epic theatre’ has thrilled audiences for over 200 years. Admission £8-£10. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

BRAMDEAN: meet Bramdean Common car park, north of A272 between junction with A32 and Hinton Ampner (GR SU627 294). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. 07712 249 608.

GOSPORT: The Scout Hut, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.15pm for 7.30pm-9.30pm. Hampshire Records Office Treasures. Talk by Sarah Farley, organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society Gosport Group. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9258 5194, hgs-familyhistory.com/groups/gosport.

LISS: Triangle Centre, Mill Road. 7.30pm. Spring Herbs for Cleansing. Talk by Laura Uphill, organised by East Hants Self Sufficiency Group. All welcome. ehss.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.

PORTCHESTER: meet in the main Portchester Castle car park. 2pm. Portchester Castle. Suitable for beginners. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 10.30am. Walking Friends Portsmouth Two/Three Mile Walk. New walkers please arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.

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.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: meet outside hardware store, 11am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Five-and-a-half-mile circular walk via Stansted and Forestside. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

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.