What’s on for Wednesday, October 1, 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, Maurepas Way. 7.45-10.30pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Always pleased to welcome new members. Tea and biscuits available. Admission: £3. (023) 9271 0060.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10.30am-midday. Memories of the Mezzanine. Explore themed social history artefacts from the 1940s to the 1970s. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

PORTSMOUTH: Scout Headquarters, Paignton Avenue, Baffins. 10am. Coffee morning. Coffee, bric-a-brac, books and clothing.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, North End. 7.30pm. Mediumship and healing demonstrations. Asmission: £5. (023) 9269 3169.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Art exhibition featuring paintings by Joyce Wood and June Bryant.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’s work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 01329 233734.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join Sammy Sardine and discover why submariners were smelly, why their food was ghastly, and as for their toilets... Free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert of drawings in Biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

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: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Racing to War: The Royal Navy and 1914. Exhibition that examines the dramatic opening of the navy’s war and the story of the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket.(023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent. 8pm. Tiger Tim’s Ragamuffins. Organised by Gosport Jazz Club.(023) 9269 3988.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Grant Nicholas. Admission: £15. (023) 9286 3911, wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Taken At Midnight. Theatre drama that explores a mother’s struggle and her son’s resistance during the Nazi movements. Tickets: £24-£40. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 11am and 1.30pm. The Queen’s Knickers. Presented by the Egg and Southbank Centre. Admission: £10. 01329 233100.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 7.30pm. Oliver. Popular story of Charles Dickens’s timeless character. Music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart. Admission: £14 adults, £10 children. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.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.

COSHAM: Community Centre, Wootton 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: Meet at King George V playing fields car park, Northern Road. 2pm. Walk around the private grounds of IBM. Gentle paced walk suitable for all. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

EASTNEY: Meet at Eastney CC, Bransbury Park. 10.30am. A 2-3 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are an independent walking group. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.45pm. Reg Warneford VC. Talk from Charles Haskell on the pilot from the First World War. Admission: £5. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Canoe Lake, Southsea, 1pm. New health walk. Meet at bus terminus for a slow short walk to the Canoe Lake cafe. 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.