What’s on for Wednesday, September 10,2014

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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.

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Suitable for both new and experienced dancers. Partner not necessary. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 1pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £4. (023) 9273 1281.

EVENTS

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: 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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 5.45pm. Urban Vocal Group. Singing tuition for young people aged 11-18. info@theuvg.co.uk, theuvg.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 6.30pm. Lecture Series. Guest speaker Major General David Hook Rm CBE will present a lecture on his Personal Insight Into The Changes Of Command In Modern Welfare. Admission: £5. (023) 9281 9385, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

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.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Cate Le Bon. Singer/songwriter in both English and Welsh. Admission: £10. (023) 9286 3911, wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Guys and Dolls. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Pitcairn. Co-production from Out Of Joint and Shakespeare’s Globe. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Avenue Q. Musical that tells the story of the loveable characters. Created by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Admission: £22.50-£24. (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.

EASTNEY: meet at Eastney CC, Bransbury Park. 10.30am. 2-3 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are accredited to Walking for Health. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.

CHIDHAM: meet at Newalls Lane at 10.15am. 5-6 mile walk. Flat costal walk on the Chidham Peninsula. Organised by the CHA Walking Club. Call (023) 9225 4289 for details.

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: 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.