What’s On for Wednesday May 9, 2012

Victor Ariat

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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 9

COMEDY

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 8.30pm. Stand-up Comedy Club. Featuring: Doc Brown, Fin Taylor and Tom Craine. Admission £8. (01252) 745444.

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.

HARTLEY WINTNEY: WI Hall, Hartley Wintney. 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. Admission £6.50. (01420) 474881.

EVENTS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 11am, 12.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm. Mr Bridge Seminars. A three-day programme of bridge seminars by Bernard Magee. Admission: £10 per session. (01428) 642161.

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

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. 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. Shame. (18); 3.30pm, 8pm. Directed by Steve McQueen. Starring: : Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan and James Badger Dale. (01252) 745444.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Wuthering Heights. (15); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by: Andrea Arnold. Starring: Kaya Scodelario, James Howson and Nichola Burley. Admission: £4.75, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. (12A); 6pm doors for 7pm. UK, 2012. Directed by: John Madden. Starring: Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson. 07958 180 037.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: Coal Exchange, 21, South Street. The Cripes.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Larry Garner and The Norman Beaker Band. Admission: £14 in advance, £15 on door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Quartermaster’s Kitchen, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 8pm-11pm. Jazz n Blues Evening. Featuring the Paradine/Hardman Trio. Admission: £8 in advance, £10 on door. (023) 9288 2411, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.

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

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Ladies in Lavender. Cast includes Hayley Mills, Belinda Lang, Robert Duncan, Carol Macready, Robert Rees and Abigail Thaw. Admission: £20.50-£26.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. Touch and Go. Live farce, presented by FalconGrange Productions. Admission: £12, concs. (01428) 642161.

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

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Theatre, Fraser Road. 7.30pm. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol. A comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr presented by the Phoenix Players. Admission £8, concs. 08452 939 350.

WALKS & TALKS

CHICHESTER: Friends Meeting House, Priory Road. 7.30pm-9pm. Human Rights and Peace in Afghanistan. Talk by Maya Evans, organised by the South East Hants Peace Council and Bognor Regis, Chichester and District Amnesty. All welcome. (01243) 552131, amnesty.org.uk/bognor.

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm-9pm. Ghosts of the Falklands Revisited. Join photographer Trevor Evans and curator Tom de Wit to hear their reflections of a remarkable photographic project. Admission: £3, concs. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Neptune Wrecks: Solving D-Day Mysteries. Talk by Alison Mayor, organised by Gosport Family History Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-online.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 Health Development 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 Health Development Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSDOWN HILL: The Churchillian, Portsdown Hill Road. 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. 07799 850 327, solentsocialising.org.uk.

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.

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.

LAVANT: West Stokes car park (GR 825088). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.25am. All welcome. (01730) 269253.

THURSDAY, MAY 10

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live! Featuring Sam Gladstone, Portsmouth Grammar School (organ). Admission: £2.50, concs. (023) 9282 3399.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in concert. Performing works by Khachaturian, Rachmaninov and Walton. Conductor: Kiril Karabits. Soloist: Nikolai Lugansky (piano). Pre-concert talk, 6.40pm. Admission: £2-£13. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club, Spur Road 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Club-50 Disco. Golden oldies and disco classics. With Pete Travers. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests.

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

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 11am, 12.30pm, 3pm, 4.30pm. Mr Bridge Seminars. A three-day programme of bridge seminars by Bernard Magee. Admission: £10 per session. (01428) 642161.

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

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. 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.

GIGS

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 7.30pm doors for 8pm start. An Audience with Germaine Greer – Forty Years of Feminism and Fun. Featuring a question and answer session. Admission: £16 in advance, £18 on door. (01252) 745444.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Ben Farrant, 7pm; Pretty Young Thing, 7.30pm; The Hourglass, 8pm; Sound of the Sirens, 9pm-10pm; Contagious Vibes, 10.15pm; Joey Clarkson, 11.15pm. 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. Soundatallica. Admission: £9 advance, £10 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Temper Trap. Plus Cymbals. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Ladies in Lavender. Cast includes Hayley Mills, Belinda Lang, Robert Duncan, Carol Macready, Robert Rees and Abigail Thaw. Admission: £20.50-£26.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. Touch and Go. Live farce, presented by FalconGrange Productions. Admission: £12, concs. (01428) 642161.

ISLE OF WIGHT: Trinity Theatre, The Grove, Cowes. 7.30pm. Godspell. Musical presented by CAODS. Admission £8, concs. 0845 475 4743, caods.org.uk.

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: St Peter’s Theatre, Fraser Road. 7.30pm. The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol. A comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr presented by the Phoenix Players. Admission £8, concs. 08452 939 350.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7pm. Smith. A play A play about a 12-year-old pickpocket in 1745 London, presented by Titchfield Youth Theatre. Admission: £6. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Sense and Sensibility. Presented by the Rosemary Branch Theatre. Admission: £17, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Chrysanthemums for All Seasons. Illustrated talk by Brian Madders, organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Brotherly Love. Talk by Len Ruffell, organised by the Portsmouth Family History Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-online.org.uk.

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.