What’s on for Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tom Chambers as Bobby in Crazy For You. Picture by Richard Davenport

REVIEW: Crazy For You, at Mayflower Theatre in Southampton

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CONCERT

SARISBURY GREEN: Royal British Legion Park Gate, Brook Lane. 8pm The Clive New Big Band. (023) 9269 3988.

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

COPNOR: Scout Headquarters, Paignton Avenue, Baffins, 10am. Christmas coffee morning. Organiseed by 54th Portsmouth Scout Group and includes bric-a-brac, books and clothing.

COSHAM: Community Centre, Woottoon Road. 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.

COSHAM: King Georg V Playing Fields. 4pm. Bonfire and fireworks display. Live music, firworks, games and bonfire. (023) 9284 1400.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity church hall, West Street, Fareham, 7.30pm. Looking Foward To Winter. Talk by Belinda Hayes. Organised by the Fareham Horticultural Association. Free admission. 07828 115 872.

FRATTON: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, 12pm. Mass and charity lunch.

HAVANT: Stockheath Common, Leigh Park, 7.30pm. Free bonfire and firework display. Childrens rides and side stalls on site, food and refreshments available. (023) 9244 6019.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, 10.30am-midday. People’s Stories Coffee Mornings. Discover some of the stories of the navy over the past 100 years through artefacts and photographs. Free event, booking is essential. (023) 9272 7595.

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

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, 10am-5pm. HMS Remembrance Week Trail. Follow the poppy trail around the dockyard and the museum to discover stories linked to the First World War. Free drop-in event, call (023) 9272 7595 for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

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 (023) 9255 0581.

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: 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. 11am-4pm. 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.

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.

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.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Gypsy. Rose Hovick has big plans for her two young daughters who are subjected to the spotlight from an early age. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

HAYLING: Station Theatre, Station Road, 7.30pm. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Performed by the Southsea Shakespeare Actors. Call (02392) for ticket prices and more information.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Dancing In The Streets. Experience the electricity of Motown in the Ivor Novellow Award winning production. Admission: £26.50, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

WALKS AND TALKS

BEDHAMPTON: Bedhampton Community Centre, Bedhampton Road. 7.30pm. Preparation for the annual show. Organised by the Havant Cage Bird Society. (023) 9237 9301.

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.