What’s On for Wednesday May 23, 2012

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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 23

DANCING

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Sequence Dance. Organised by Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9259 8456 or (01243) 430048.

EVENTS

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 9.15am. Cycle ride to Aldingbourne, Littlehampton and Fishbourne. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 10.30am for 11am-midday. Beating the Blues with Portsmouth Voices. Have a chat over a cuppa, followed by singing for an hour. No previous singing experience required, just a willingness to have a go and join in the fun. Suggested donation of £2. (023) 9281 1802.

PORTSMOUTH: Good Companion, Eastern Road. 8.30pm. Charity Pub Quiz Night. Rock n roll bingo, question and picture rounds. Enter your team of four to six people. Admission: £1 pp. All proceeds raised will support the Beneficial Foundation.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. The Way of the Warrior. Arms and armour from epic movies! Includes replica arms and armour that can be handled and worn. (023) 9250 1957, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-8pm. In Memoriam. This exhibition explores the language of remembrance through imagery of local memorials of the Great War 1914-18. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Library, Elm Lane. 9.30am-5pm. May Days Arts Trail 2012: Arts and Crafts. Work by Trail participants. 0845 6035 631.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Portraits and Landscapes: Rediscovering Richard Ubsdell ... Marking the bicentenary of this local artist. A Tale of One City ... exploring the links between Charles Dickens and life in Portsmouth today. 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.

SELBORNE: Selborne Gallery, The Plestor. 11am-5pm. Hampshire Artists’ Co-operative Spring Exhibition. With guest artists Mary Herdman and Jo Ellis. (01420) 511347.

FILMS

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. Carnage. (15); 3.30pm, 8pm. Directed by Roman Polanski. Starring: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz. (01252) 745444.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. (12A); 8pm. Directed by: Lasse Hallström. Starring: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas. Admission: £5.50-£7.50, concs. (01428) 642161.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. (12A); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by: Guy Ritchie. Starring: Robert Downey Jnr, Rachael McAdams and Jude Law. Admission: £4.75, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. This Must Be The Place. (15); 6pm doors for 7pm. Italy/France/Ireland, 2011. Directed by: Paolo Sorrentino. Starring: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Judd Hirsch, Eve Hewson. 07958 180 037.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Student Screening. Univesity of Portsmouth Short Film Showcase for third year students of the School of Creative Arts and Media. Admission: £4 in advance, £5 on door. (023) 9282 8282.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: Coal Exchange, 21, South Street. Phil Gooding.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 8pm-10pm. Chris Ricketts’ Band in Concert. Folk. Admission £10 in advance, £12 on door. (01252) 745444.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm. Jam Session. With local musicians. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Southdowns College Charity Show. Heat One. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHERITON: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Murdered to Death. A comedy whodunnit by Peter Gordon, presented by the Cheriton Players. Admission: £6-£8. (01962) 771318 or thecheritonplayers.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.15pm, 7.30pm. A Marvellous Year for Plums. Thriller by Hugh Whitmore, set in Britain during the Suez Crisis in 1956. Admission: £14-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Canvas. Comedy by Michael Wynne. Admission: £23.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Educating Rita. Cast includes Matthew Kelly and Claire Sweeney. Admission: £20.50-£26.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. Maskerade. Fantasy comedy presented by HIADS. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9246 6363 (10am-midday, Mon-Sat), box office.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Oliver! Starring Brian Conley and Samantha Barks. Admission: £20-£46.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Our Cousin Will. An entertainment, by turns hilarious and heartbreaking which traces the course of Shakespeare’s life from his birth to his death. Admission £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. The Rivals. Classic comedy written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, presented by Chesil Theatre Company. Admission: £13, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Recreation Ground (GR 747066). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An 11-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. All welcome. (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 Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Community Centre, Bransbury Park, Eastney. 10.30am. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

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 Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORT SOLENT: meet in front of the Odeon Cinema. 2pm. Port Solent Walk. Suitable for beginners but does include an area of uneven ground, sturdy shoes recommended. New walkers to arrive 1.45pm to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Health Development 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 Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

THURSDAY, MAY 24

DANCING

HASLEMERE: Pirrie Hall, A286, Brook. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Circle Dance. International folk dances for which no partner or previous experience required. Experienced teacher. Fun, fitness and friendship. All welcome. (01420) 474881.

EVENTS

DENMEAD: All Saints Church car park, Hambledon Road. 9am-midday. Focus 4 Car Boot Sale. Cars, £6; vans, £10. No trade. (023) 9225 2507 to book a pitch.

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 7pm. Evening cycle ride to Berkeley Arms, Bosham. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade, 11am. 800th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service. 11am-5pm. 800th Anniversary Celebration of Flowers. All welcome. Admission free. (023) 9234 7362.

PORTSMOUTH: The Navigators, Isambard Brunel Road. 12.30pm-3.30pm. It’s Time To Get A Grip. Learning new ways to boost your confidence and cashflow for the unemployed. 07769 663 370.

PORTSMOUTH: St Francis Church Hall, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 2pm-4pm. The Cosy Club. A social group for men and women 60+ every Thursday for social time, quizzes, raffles, speakers and trips. Pop along for a warm welcome. (023) 9262 8705.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey. cards, jewellery, wood craft, 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 Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. The Way of the Warrior. Arms and armour from epic movies! Includes replica arms and armour that can be handled and worn. (023) 9250 1957, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-8pm. In Memoriam. This exhibition explores the language of remembrance through imagery of local memorials of the Great War 1914-18. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Portraits and Landscapes: Rediscovering Richard Ubsdell ... Marking the bicentenary of this local artist. A Tale of One City ... exploring the links between Charles Dickens and life in Portsmouth today. 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.

SELBORNE: Selborne Gallery, The Plestor. 11am-5pm. Hampshire Artists’ Co-operative Spring Exhibition. With guest artists Mary Herdman and Jo Ellis. (01420) 511347.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Le Quai des Brumes (Port of Shadows). (15); 6pm doors for 7pm. France, 1938. Subtitles. Directed by: Marcel Carne. Starring: Jean Gabin and Michel Simon. 07958 180 037.

GIGS

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 9pm-11pm. Earl Green & The Right Time. Admission: £10, concs. (01252) 745444.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Jazz Morley. Admission: £6 in advance, £7 on door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Ade Cull, 7pm; Heather-Elizabeth Bailey, 7.30pm; Matt Blake, 8pm; Tom Bertram (acoustic), 8.30pm; Iccas Belle, 9pm-10pm; Tim Somerfield, 10.15pm; Stevie D, in 1045; Silhouettes, 11.15pm-midnight. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Fountain Inn, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong (ex Van Morrison) Open Mic Night. (023) 9241 2291.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Passenger. Admission: £7 advance, £9 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Seething Akira. Plus Bleed Again; Shackleton; and Caretaker. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHERITON: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Murdered to Death. A comedy whodunnit by Peter Gordon, presented by the Cheriton Players. Admission: £6-£8. (01962) 771318 or thecheritonplayers.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. A Marvellous Year for Plums. Thriller by Hugh Whitmore, set in Britain during the Suez Crisis in 1956. Admission: £14-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7pm. Canvas. Comedy by Michael Wynne. Admission: £23.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. A Vision of Elvis: Rob Kingsley. An authentic Elvis show. Admission £17.50. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Born in the Gardens. Play presented by Creative Cow. Admission: £12, concs. (01252) 745444.

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm-9pm. For You and You. A selection of poems read by popular local poet Harry Haines and friends. Admission: £2, concs. (023) 9252 3463.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Educating Rita. Cast includes Matthew Kelly and Claire Sweeney. Admission: £20.50-£26.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7pm. Peter Grimes. Starring John Graham-Hall, Susan Gritton, Christopher Purves and Felicity Palmer. Live from Teatro alla Scala, Milan. Admission: £10-£14. (01428) 642161.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. Maskerade. Fantasy comedy presented by HIADS. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9246 6363 (10am-midday, Mon-Sat), box office.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Oliver! Starring Brian Conley and Samantha Barks. Admission: £20-£46.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Raining Men. When life’s a drag just put on your dancing shoes. Admission: £17.50-£19.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. Our Cousin Will. An entertainment, by turns hilarious and heartbreaking which traces the course of Shakespeare’s life from his birth to his death. Admission £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Kindertransport. A play by Diane Samuels, which examines the life, during World War II and afterwards, of a Kindertransport child. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. The Rivals. Classic comedy written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, presented by Chesil Theatre Company. Admission: £13, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

DRAYTON: Drayton Methodist Church Hall, Havant Road. 2pm. Hands On Afternoon. Cosham and District Floral Society meeting where members bring their own flowers and containers for practice for the club competition on June 28. Refreshments available; new members welcome. (023) 9237 9868.

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 Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

SOUTHSEA: Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, King Street. 10.30am. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

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