What’s on for Wednesday, October 22, 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, 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. 7pm. Second Chance Charity Fashion Show. Catwalk show of upcycled garments. Admission: £1. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.

PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. Ragga Jam Fitness at 9.30am. Residents coffee morning at 10am. Weight management at 10.30am. Maths level one at 12.15pm. Parent and toddler group at 1pm. Homework club at 3.30pm. Street dance at 4pm. Belly dancing at 7pm. (023) 9288 2550.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am. Mini Makers. Art workshop for toddlers-five year olds. Admission : £3. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 4pm-5.30pm. After school workshop. Join local artist Emma Noble for art sessions. Will encourage children to learn and use a range of techniques. Admission: £40 for weekly session from June 4-July 9. Booking is required. (023) 9277 8080.

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. Paintings by Maureen Moss, June Bryant and Joyce Wood.

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: 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: 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Platform 2014. Selection of works from graduates. Also Panic Of The Human Fancy by Joanne Hummel-Newell. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

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.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. De Danann. Irish folk band. Admission: £20, concessions available. 01329 223100.

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent. 8pm. Limehouse jazz band. Organised by Gosport Jazz Club.(023) 9269 3988.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Cellars at Eastney, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Danny And The Champions Of The World. Admission: £10 advance, £12 on the door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 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.

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 movement. Tickets: £24-£40. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.15pm. Indiana Jones and The Extra Chair. Follows the life of character Mike who still asks his mum for advice. Admission: £6, includes a three course meal. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road. 7.45pm. The 39 Steps. Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan. Performed by the Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission: £8. hayling-dramatics.hampshire.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Over The Rainbow: The Eva Cassidy Story. Admission: £18, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

BEPHAMPTON: Bedhampton social Hall, Havant Road. 7pm. Group to support those living with tinnitus. Guest speaker hypnotherapist Lorraine Gleeson. 01243 786135.

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.

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.

GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters. Talk from Angela Trend on Topsy, Fred, Alice...Where Are They? Admission: £3.50 for non-members. (023) 9258 5194.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road. 1.45pm for 2pm. Haslemere Flower Club Monthly Meeting. Demonstrator Pamela Welch with Diamonds are Forever. Exhibit: Jewellery. Visitors and new members welcome. nafas.org.uk.

HAVANT: Warblington School, Drama Studio, Southleigh Road. 7.30pm. Nature Photography – Far and Near. Talk given by John Bogle, local photography expert. Organised by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Admission: £2.50.

HAVANT: United Reformed Church Hall, North Street. 7.30pm. Southsea Rock Gardens. Illustrated talk by Jackie Baynes. Organised by the Havant and District Horticultural Society. Admission: £1. (023) 9247 5140.

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.

PORT SOLENT: Meet in front of the Odeon Cinema. 2pm. Suitbale for beginners. sturdy shoes recommended for the uneven ground. 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. (023) 9284 1379.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Canoe Lake bus terminus, Southsea. 1pm. 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. (023) 9284 1379.

PORTSMOUTH:Portland Building, Portland Sreet. 6pm. I am an African Woman and I am a Soldier. Lecture from Dr Georgina Holmes. Admission is free but a ticket is required, georginaholmes.eventbrite.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College, Grove Road South. 7pm. Britain’s Relationship With Europe. Talk from Lord Roger Liddle, Labour party policy advisor.