What’s on for Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. James Acaster: Recognise. Admission: £13, concession available. 01329 223100.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: St James Hospital Social Hall, Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Ballroom Club. Evening of ballroom, Latin and sequence dance. Admission: £4. (023) 9307 7368.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 1pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £4. (023) 9273 1281.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, 10 Maurepas Way, situated on ASDA car park. 7.45pm-10.15pm. W.A.C.A. Sequence Dance Club. Tea and biscuits available, entrance fee £3. Call Michael on (023) 9271 0060.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Church of the Holy Spirit, 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks Social Group. Over 50s club, tea and cake.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Belinda and David Johnson.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm Mon to Sat. The Artists Rifles. Exhibition showcasing the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Free admission, closed Suns and Bank Holidays. For more information visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Lee-on-the-Solent Art Group. Free entry, call (02392) 550 581.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Library, West Street, PO16 9TX. Art Exhibition By Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original watercolours and fine art prints. Visit flynnspaintings.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Space, University of Portsmouth Eldon Building West, Winston Churchill Avenue. 9am-5pm. A Story of Revolutions. Exhibition from Patrick Altes on the exploration of diaspora and identity. port.ac.uk/space.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Seven Ages Of Woman, Photography Exhibition By UoP Graduate Tyran Hawthorn. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Lodge Art Gallery, Victoria Park Corner, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Inspired By Nature. University of Portsmouth graduate Maria Miller. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent. 8pm. Kevin Grenfell’s Jazz Giants. Organised by Gosport Jazz Club.(023) 9269 3988.

MILTON: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road, Portsmouth. 8pm. Open mic night. Musicians of all abilities welcome. Full turbo sound system. Call (023) 9229 6352.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. A Day To Remember. Admission: £24.20. 08448 472362, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Station Road. 7.30pm. Grounded. Production follows a hot-rod F16 fighter pilot who becomes pregnant and finds the work transition difficult. Tickets: £10, concession available. 01420 472664, phoenixarts.co.uk.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 8pm. Lovers Vows. The play which the young people of Mansfield Park choose for their private theatricals. Admission: £14, concession available. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Fidler On The Roof. Tevye, the local milkman in the village of Anatevka, has always stuck by his traditions but now his headstrong daughters want to mary for love rather than what is chosen for them. Admission: £15, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Slow short walk to Baffins Pond. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. Option for a longer walk to Milton foreshore. Organised by the Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

DRAYTON: Church of resurrection Hall, Brecon Avenue. 7.45pm. Portsmouth Approaches. Talk by david Alport who will discus a journey by boat into Portsmouth Harbour. Organised by Friends of Portsdown Hill. Admission: £2. (023) 9232 5570.

EASTNEY: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park, 10.30am. Walking Friends Portsmouth. Two to three mile walk led by trained volunteers, new walkers always welcome. Visit walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk for further details.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. Organised by The Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSEA: The Royal Maritime Club, Queen Street. 7pm. Past And Present Visions Of An Island City. Talk from Italian architect Andrea Verenini. portsmouthsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Churchillian Pub, Portsdown Hill. 10.15am. Cicular 6.5 mile walk via Sawyers Wood. Organised by the CHA Walking Club. (023) 9225 4289.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outisde the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf Quays or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Room EW1.11, Eldon West Building, University of Portsmouth, Middle Street (PO1 2DJ). 6.30pm for 7pm.The Age Of Chivalry. Talk from Mark Corby that will follow the annual general meeting . Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9242 3976, portsmouthnadfas.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Burnaby Building, University Of Portsmouth, Burnaby Road. 7pm. Black Holes At The Large Hadron Collider. Talk by Professor Elizabeth Winstanley. Admission: £1.50.