What’s on for Wednesday, October 8, 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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COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Bridget Christie – A Bic For Her. New comedy set. Admission: £14, concession available. 01329 233100.

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. Drawing Summer Scenes workshop. Develop your drawing skills as part of the Big Draw. Booking is essential. (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: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road. 10am. The teddy bear Doctors. Discover the history of your teddy bear and get it restored for a small fee. bearitinmind.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square. 10.30am. Macmillan library service coffee morning. Monthly coffee morning to get support, share concerns or find out more information. (023) 9281 9311.

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.

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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: The Aspex Gallery, Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 7pm. The Big Melt (PG). Feature film to the men and women who toiled in Sheffield’s steelworks. Organised by the Portsmouth Film Society Admission: £6. portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

STAGE

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

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm and 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.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Copacabana. Barry Manilow production of romance and stardom. Admission: from £21.50, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.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.

DRAYTON: Church of resurrection Hall, Brecon Avenue. 7.45pm. Histories Of Portsdown and Purbrook. Talk by Andrew Perrin – historian with a keen interest in his local area. Organised by Friends of Portsdown Hill. Admission: £2. (023) 9232 5570.

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.

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.


PORTCHESTER: Meet at the main castle car park. 2pm. Portchester Castle walk suitable for beginners. Organised by The Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at bus terminus, Canoe Lake Cafe, 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. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.