What’s on for Wednesday May 8, 2013

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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. (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) 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.

LOWER SWANWICK: The Navigator, Bridge Road, (SO31 7EB). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Jo. 07881 571 282, solentsocialising.org.uk.

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.

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.

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.

FILMS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. The Guilt Trip (12A); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by Anne Fletcher. Starring: Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen and Julene Renee-Preciado. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Good Vibrations (15); 7pm. UK, 2013. Directed by Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D Sa. Starring: Richard Dormer and Dylan Moran. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: Chris Walker’s Old Thumper Jazz Band. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. 8pm doors for 8.30pm. Acoustix featuring Gloria Miller, Rapunzel MAP plus Winters Hill.

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. 8pm. Obsessive Compulsive. Plus special guests: Dead Pinups and The Good Time Charlies. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

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.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. The Pitmen Painters. By Lee Hall. A humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics. Admission: £20.50-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. High Society. Starring Michael Praed, Carolyn Pickles and Teddy Kempner. Admission: £21.50-£36. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Chinese State Circus. 2,000 years of tradition explode on stage with 30 Chinese artistes. Admission £18-£25, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm-9pm. Paranormal and Mediumship Talk. Ghost hunting throughout the ages from Victorian England to the modern day. We will give you an insight into the scientific and mediumship side. Admission £4, concs. (023) 9252 3463.

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.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church, Castle Street. 7.30pm. Fifty Years with the Hovercraft. Talk by Brian Russell, organised by The Portchester Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission by donation of £1 per head.