What’s on for Wednesday, september 24, 2014

From left, Phil Shulman, Derek Shulman, Tony Ransley, Kerry Minnear, Ray Shulman at the induction of Gentle Giant into the Guildhall's Wall of Fame

Gentle Giant prove they’re still a huge draw as they’re inducted in to the Guildhall’s Wall of Fame

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What’s on around the area today


FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Tom Stade: Decisions Decisions. Admission: £16. 01329 233100.


ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Suitable for 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.


GOSPORT: Explosion! Museum, Priddy’s Hard. 7pm. The Cruel Sea. Go behind the scenes to see the Royal Navy’s big guns. Admission: £7.50. (023) 9250 5600.

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


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 submariner Sammy Sardine and find out how smelly subariners were, the ghastly food they ate and how sub loos could turn into poo fountains. 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.


PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 3pm. The Real Blow Up – Fame, Fashion and Photography. Michelangelo Antonioni takes a look at the reality behind the Swinging Sixties.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 6pm. The Ravers. An episode from the 1967 TV series Man Alive.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Strange Factories. A theatrical and cinematic journey that will place you right at the heart of a haunted feature film. Admission: £12, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Fat Fox, Victoria Road South. 8pm. The Drug Tours. Dark comedy film. (023) 9235 6255.


FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30m. Sound Of Music. Musical based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp. Admission: £12-14 adults, £10 children. 01329 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 2.30pm amd 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.


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.

DENMEAD: Meet at Kidmore Lane car park. 10.45am. Circular 6-mile walk in Denmead and Hambledon. Organised by CHA Walking Club. (023) 9225 4289.

EASTNEY: Meet at Eastney CC, Bransbury Park. 10.30am. A 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.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road. 1.45pm for 2pm. Haslemere Flower Club Monthly Meeting. Demonstrator Carolynne Meer with Bountiful Harvest. Exhibit: Harvest. Visitors and new members welcome. nafas.org.uk.

HAVANT: Warblington School, Drama Studio, Southleigh Road. 7.30pm. Orchids in Hampshire. Talk given by Nigel Johnson. Organised by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Admission: £2.50.

HAVANT: United Reformed Church Hall, North Street. 7.30pm. Gardening for Wildlife. Talk by Allen Edmondson. Organised by the Havant and District Horticultural Society. (023) 9247 5140.

PORT SOLENT: Meet in front of the Odeon Cinema. 2pm. Suitable for beginners. sturdy shoes recommended. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Canoe Lake, Southsea, 1pm. 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.