What’s on for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Lee Nelson. Comedian who sold out his three-times extended live tour. Admission: £17. 01329 233100.

PORTSMOUTH: The Cellars at Eastney, Cromwell Road. 8pm. Cellars Comedy Club. With Jarred Christmas, Larry Dean and James Alderson. Admission: £10 advance, £12 on the door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

DANCING

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.

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

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-12.30pm. Table top sale. Meet community organisations and craft businesses. Tables cost £6 for 6ft or £5 for 4ft. Call (023) 9255 1706 to book a table or for more information.

MILTON: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road, Portsmouth. 8pm. Open mic night. Musicians of all abilities welcome. Full turbo sound system.

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.

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

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

SOUTHSEA: The Fat Fox, Victoria Road South. 8pm. Ryan Gosling Experience, Quartz, Jimmy Herrity and Kodiak Bears. Admission: £3. (023) 9235 6255.

STAGE

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

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45 and 7.45pm. Pitcairn. Co-production from Out Of Joint and Shakespeare’s Globe. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.30pm. Dealers Choice. Play by Patrick Marber. Performed by the Bench Theatre Company. Admission: £8, concession available. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.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: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 2pm-4pm. World War One: Significance of the Centenary 1914-18. Talk by James Taylor (head of the First World War Gallery Team at the London Imperial War Museum), organised by the Portsdown Branch of the U3A. Admission: visitors £2, members are free. (023) 9269 7009, portsdownu3a.org.uk.

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.

GOSPORT: The Scout hut, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.30pm. Getting started on family history. Talk from Les Mitchinson on finding family history. Organised by the Gosport branch of the Hampshire Genealogical society.

HAYLING ISLAND: Meet at Northney Lane bus stop at 10.15am. 5-6 mile circular costal walk. Organised by CHA Walking Club. (023) 9225 4289.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. Art History – Permissive Classicism. Talk from Dr Ruth Cowl. Organised by tPetersfield U3A. Admission: £2. 01730 827374.

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.