What’s on for Wednesday November 13, 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: Main Entrance, St James Hospital, Locksway Road, Milton (PO4 8LD). 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club. Come and enjoy some social ballroom dancing. Ideal for couples. Admission £3. (023) 9307 7368.

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Suitable for both new and experienced dancers . Partner not necessary. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008.

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) 9271 0060.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10.30am-1pm. Digital Photography for Beginners Workshop. Introduction to the basic functions, controls, downloading and sharing. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-midday. Arts and Crafts Group. Join in with what’s happening or bring your own project to do. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsea Adventure Playground, Aylward Street, Portsea. 1pm-2.30pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week. (023) 9283 1259.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring paintings by Maureen Moss and photographs by Steve Guilfoyle. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Bedales Gallery, Church Road, Steep. 2pm-5pm. George Grosz: The Big No. One of the greatest satirical artists of the 20th century. Featuring two of the most famous portfolios of his drawings: EcceHomo, 1923 and Hintergrund, 1928. (01730) 711511, bedales.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Museum, The Old Court House, St Peter’s Road (GU2 3HX). 10am-4pm. Beliefs: Religion and Spirituality in Petersfield and Beyond. At the centre of the exhibition are a series of portraits of local people of different faiths and of no faith featuring their personal thoughts on religion and spirituality, and related artefacts. (01730) 262601.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. 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. Song for Marion (PG); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by: Paul Andrew Williams. Starring: Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton and Christopher Eccleston. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Portsmouth Film Society, Omega Centre, Omega Street (PO5 4LP). Wadjda (PG), 8pm; Saudi Arabia/Germany, 2012. Subtitled. Directed by: Haifaa Al-Mansour. Starring: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah and Abdullrahman Al Gohani. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring Carl Fryer, Chloe Lockyer plus Threepenny Thieves.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. The Ryan McGarvey Band. Blues, rock. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-midnight. Open Mic Club. Friendly atmosphere. All musicians welcome. Full stage, turbo sound system, lighting. Full recording capability. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Continental (ex Dropkick Murphys). Punk, rock, folk, acoustic, rock n roll. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Karnivool. Plus special guest Tesseract. Admission £10.50. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Presented by Propeller. Admission: £15-£26.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. RSC Live: Richard II. A live digital broadcast from Stratford-upon-Avon. RSC artistic director Gregory Doran directs David Tennant in the title role. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. Presented by the Southsea Shakespeare Actors. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

PETERSFIELD: The Lupton Hall, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. Hansel and Gretel. Staged performance of Engelbert Humperdinck’s enchanting and perennially popular opera are given by musicians from Bedales and Dunhurst. Free tickets. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Psychic Sally Morgan. Admission £23. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Scrooge. Musical starring Tommy Steele. Admission: £14-£37, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Dad’s Army. Platoon attenshun!!. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Patience. A Gilbert & Sullivan musical comedy presented by Winchester Operatic Society. Admission £14.50, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

BOXGROVE: meet Boxgrove Village Car Park. 11.30am. Six-mile circular walk via The Foly and Tinwood Lane. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke (PO12 2ET). 7.30pm-9.30pm. Happy Ever After: Marriage, Divorce Laws and Customs. Talk by John Hurley, organised by the Gosport Family History Group. All welcome.

GOSPORT: The Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke. 7.15pm start. Happy Ever After: Marriage, Divorce Laws and Customs. Talk by John Hurley, organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society Gosport Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-familyhistory.com/groups/gosport.

IPING COMMON: meet Petworth Park National Trust car park (GR SU852 219) south of the A272 between Rogate and Midhurst. 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (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.

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 Community Centre, Westlands Grove (PO16 9AD). 7.30pm. What the Butler Saw. Talk by John Pitman, organised by the Solent Guild of Woodcarvers and Sculptors Carve-in. All welcome. (023) 9259 9153 for further information.

PORTSMOUTH: Lecture Theatre 1, Richmond Building, University of Portsmouth, Portland Street. 7pm. The Crystal World. Talk by Professor Mike Glazer, University of Oxford, organised by the Portsmouth and District Physical Society and the Institute of Physics South Central Branch. Admission £1.50. (023) 9284 5396, port.ac.uk/physsoc.

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.

TOMORROW

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Bond! An Unauthorised Parody. Presented by Gavin Robertson. Admission £13.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Concert. Featuring Nick Miller and Will Drakett (organ). Admission £3, concs. Light refreshments available. (023) 9282 1164.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, 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. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk.

HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Centre, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5BG) 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission: £3, inc tea/biscuits. (023) 9307 7596, 07950 730 274.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Group for the over 55s. Different activity each week from speakers, quizzes, bingo, seated exercises, plus a time to socialise and make new friends. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey, cards, jewellery, woodcraft, 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 paintings by Maureen Moss and photographs by Steve Guilfoyle. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Bedales Gallery, Church Road, Steep. 2pm-5pm. George Grosz: The Big No. One of the greatest satirical artists of the 20th century. Featuring two of the most famous portfolios of his drawings: EcceHomo, 1923 and Hintergrund, 1928. (01730) 711511, bedales.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Museum, The Old Court House, St Peter’s Road (GU2 3HX). 10am-4pm. Beliefs: Religion and Spirituality in Petersfield and Beyond. At the centre of the exhibition are a series of portraits of local people of different faiths and of no faith featuring their personal thoughts on religion and spirituality, and related artefacts. (01730) 262601.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. 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

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Artist and the Model (12A); 7pm. France 2012. Subtitled. Directed by Fernando Trueba. Starring: Jean Rochefort and Aida Folch. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Jade Kelly, 7pm; Iscalis, 7.30pm; Alan Reid, 8pm; The Beth Oliver Band, 8.30pm; The Unknown Soldiers, 9.30pm; The Milkmen, 10.15pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 11pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Too Many T’s. Hip hop. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. The Little Deep Band.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 7.30pm. Sam’s Jam. A musician’s fun night with some big names doing what they do best! (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Eddi Reader. Plus special guest Kieran Goss. Admission £20. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm-9pm. 1913 and All That. Combining spoken word and music, two SOOP performers will take you on a humorous, illuminating journey through literature and popular culture on the eve of the First World War. Admission £6. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Presented by Propeller. Admission: £15-£26.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Little Women. Louisa May Alcott’s classic tale is presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors. Presented by the Southsea Shakespeare Actors. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9246 6363.

PETERSFIELD: The Lupton Hall, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. Hansel and Gretel. Staged performance of Engelbert Humperdinck’s enchanting and perennially popular opera are given by musicians from Bedales and Dunhurst. Free tickets. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Scrooge. Musical starring Tommy Steele. Admission: £14-£37, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Birdsong. A play by Rachel Wagstaff based on Sebastian Faulks’ novel, presented by CCADS in this Remembrance Week. Admission £11-£15. (01329) 846646 for tickets.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Dad’s Army. Platoon attenshun!!. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Patience. A Gilbert & Sullivan musical comedy presented by Winchester Operatic Society. Admission £14.50, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Plants and Their Wicked Ways. Talk by Alan and Sylvia Martin, organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society and followed by the annual general meeting. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut. 7.15pm-9.30pm. Ask the Experts. Your genealogical questions answered by a panel, organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society Fareham Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-familyhistory.com/groups/fareham.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. Kingston Prison Talk by Peter Galvin, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.