What’s on for Wednesday, November 19

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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: 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.

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

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: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8.30am-5.30pm. Kroma: Kate Bishop Exhibition. Illustrations inspired by Scandinavian living and Kate’s love of colour.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Coastguard Tavern pub, Clarendon Road. 10am to 2pm. Portsmouth artists MydogSighs and Midge displaying artwork printed on antique music sheets in a show called ‘Together in Solitude’.

FILM

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Screening Theatre, 6.30pm. Being Human: Festival of the Humanities. The Battle Of Algiers (15).

GIGS

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.

SOUTHSEA: Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth, Hampshire,

PO5 3ST, 7.30pm. Volbeat. Grammy-nominated band play a mix of rock n’ roll, country, metal and punk. Admission: £18.70, call (023) 9279 9977.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm and 7.45pm. Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune. In a New York apartment Johnny is trying to persuade his colleague that they have something special. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Singular Exploits Of Sherlock Holmes. Original one-man show, Sherlock recounts to the audience his most famous cases and becomes his most fearsome enemies. Admission: £10, concessions 8. Call (023) 9286 3911 or visit wedgewood-rooms.co.uk

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 2pm-4pm. Annual General Meeting of the Portsdown Branch of the U3A. Visitors (£2) and new members welcome. (023) 9269 7009, portsdownu3a.org.uk.

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.

HILSEA: CHA Walking Club walk. Meet at Hilsea Lido bus stop at 10.30am. Linear five-mile walk to Gunwharf Quays via Tipner. Call (023) 9225 4289 for more information.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane, 2.30pm. Buildings, Bones and Bishops. Talk from Blue Badge Guide and retired history teacher about Winchester. Admission: £2.

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: Meet outisde Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am. Walk through the Rose and Rock Gardens, suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.