What’s on for Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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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

FARNHAM: Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak. 10am-11.30am. Buggy fitness. Tailor made sessions for mothers offering weight loss, better posture and muscle tone. £7 admission. Contact 07702 854581 to book or visit forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt for more information.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 6pm-8pm. Lino prints & stamps with Julia de Klerk. Work with Aspex’s designer to make your own rubber stamps and lino cuttings to create Christmas cards, wrapping paper and gift labels. Admission £25. Book online at aspex.org.uk. Contact 023 9277 8080 or email vicky@aspex.org.uk.

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: 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: 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: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An artist at Sea on board HMS Argyll and Tireless. A body of work by Jules George depicting the experiences of HMS Argyll and the submarine HMS Tireless on active deployment. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 92727582.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent. 8pm-10.30pm. Harry Strutter’s Hot Rhythm Orchestra. Organised by Gosport Jazz Club.Admission £10 for guests, £8 for members. (023) 9269 3988. Gosportjazz.hampshire.org.uk.
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.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Fountain Inn, The Green, 8.30pm. Open mic night with Nigel and friends. (023) 9307 2783.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. An Ideal Husband. A comedic play by Oscar Wilde about blackmail and political corruption starring Patricia Routledge. Tickets: £8.50-£42. Call 01243 781 312 or visit cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 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.
WALKS & TALKS

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.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road. 1.45pm for 2pm. Haslemere Flower Club Open Meeting. Demonstrator Pam Lewis with Glad Tidings. Visitors and new members welcome. nafas.org.uk.

HAVANT: Warblington School, Drama Studio, Southleigh Road, PO9 2RR. 7.30pm.New Forest Non-native plants project talk. Given by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust’s non-native plants officer Catherine Chatters. Admission: £2.50, refreshments included.

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.

tomorrowANCING

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

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea dance with sequence and ballroom dancing.Admission: £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10am-11.30am. Country market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the museum. Talk for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote the life in the service especially during conflict. (023) 9284 1762, iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road, 10am-12pm. Thursday Chat and Tea Club. Over 50s Club, activities and tea and cake.

SOUTHSEA: St James’ Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singer-cise. Session to improve your fitness for older people. Admission: £2.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George;s Church Hall, St George’s Walk. 9.30am-11.30am. Church market. Includes cards, craft jewellery, cakes, preserves and plants.

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: Lodge Art Gallery, Victoria Park Corner, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Inspired By Nature. University of Portsmouth graduate Maria Miller. 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: 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: Portsmouth Guildhall reception, Guildhall Square. 3pm. Guildhall Tours. Led by a concierge, Take a closer look into the history of the building and the events and occurrences which have made it the building it is today. Tours last approximately 45 minutes, free admission with donations to Portsmouth Cultural Trust welcomed. No booking neccessary, arrive five minutes before tour start time.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Christmas in Hawaii! A musical compilation by the Havant Light Opera with a Hawaiian seasonal flavour. Tickets: £8, £4 for under 18s. Call 02392 472700 or visit www.portsamdiary.com.

SOBERTON: Soberton Village Hall, School Hill, Long Road. 7.30pm. Half a sixpence. Musical by the Soberton players. Contact 01489 878724.

FILM

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. In order of disappearance (15). 7pm. Tickets £8, concessions available. Call 07435 029408 or email bookings@no6cinema.co.uk. www.no6cinema.co.uk.
GIGS

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Fountain Inn, The Green, 8.30pm. Open mic night with Graham and friends. (023) 9307 2783.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. The Artists Rifles. Talk from curator Steve Marshall on the exhibition, which showcases the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Admission £4, for more information visit hants.gov.uk/gdc or call (023) 9252 3463.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Road, 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.

STAMSHAW: The Mountbatten Centre, Westover Road, 2pm. Walking Friends Portsmouth. Two to three mile walk led by trained volunteers, new walkers always welcome. Visit walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk for further details.