A guide to what’s on around the area today
PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 7pm. The Petersfield School Showcase. Admission free, retiring collection.
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: St James’ Hospital Social Club, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club. Come and enjoy some social ballroom dancing, ideal for couples. Admission £3. (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. (023) 9261 3409, 9271 0060.
CLANFIELD: meet Memorial Hall, South Lane. 6.30pm. Garden Visit in Rogate. Organised by the Clanfield Gardening Club. Plus the In-House Spring Show. Visitors and new members welcome. clanfieldgardeningclub.org.uk.
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.
LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-1pm. Community BOOST Table Top and Craft Sale. Meet community organisations and craft businesses. Tables: 6ft at £6 and 4ft at £4. Refreshments available. (023) 9255 1706 or 9255 1303 to book a table.
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: Isambard Brunel Junior School, Wymering Road, North End. 9.15am-11.15am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.
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.
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: Fareham Library, Osborn Road (PO16 7EN). 9.30am-5pm. Sail and Steam. Recent oil paintings by Richard Ashworth.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Gods Port. Local artist Pete Codling will create a temporary freehand giant charcoal drawing. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
HAYLING ISLAND: Library, Elm Grove (PO11 9EE). 9am-5pm. May Day Arts Trail Exhibition. Exhibition in the foyer of work by May Day Arts Trail participants.
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 ... 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.
PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. First Position (U); 7pm. USA, 2011. Directed by Bess Kargman. Starring: Aran Bell, Rebecca Houseknecht and Joan Sebastian Zamora. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm doors for 8pm. Dave O’Higgins. Jazz. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Jade Kelly, 7pm; Tread Steady, 7.30pm; Fugative Orchestra, 8pm; Matt Jarvis, 8.30pm; The Beth Olive Band, 9pm; The Andy Muscat Band, 9.30pm; Aviv, 10.15pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 10.45pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Naked Beats. Live poetry plus music fusion. (023) 9221 0437.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Skints. Plus special guests Current Swell, and Gecko. Admission £11. (023) 9286 3911.
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.
COSHAM: St Phillip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. Party Piece. A play by Richard Harris, presented by the Highbury Players. (023) 9238 7329.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Rutherford and Son. Drama written and set in the north of England, 1912. Directed by Jonathan Miller. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. The Trench. Presented by Les Enfants Terribles the production blends live music, puppetry and physical performance. Admission £12.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 8pm. The Rocky Horror Show. A guaranteed non-stop party! Admission: £15-£33.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre Bar, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. An Evening of Two One-Act Plays: Anorak of Fire by Stephen Dinsdale and Bed Among the Lentils by Alan Bennett. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
WALKS & TALKS
CHICHESTER: meet West Dean Selsey Arms public house (PO18 0QX) at 11.05am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Circular six-mile walk via Gooshill Camp. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.
EMSWORTH: meet Emsworth Recreation Ground car park (GR SU747067). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.15am. (01730) 269253.
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.
PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30-4pm. The History and Landscape of Steep. Talk by Tony Struthers, organised by Petersfield U3A. Members only.
PORTSMOUTH: meet Bransbury Park Community Centre, Eastney Road. 10.30am. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. 07703 443 988.
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.
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.