What’s On for Wednesday September 26, 2012

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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.

DANCING

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. All welcome. Admission £2.50 (refreshments included). (023) 9259 8456 or (01243) 430048.

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Partner not necessary. New or experienced dancers welcome, as are visitors and new members. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008.

EVENTS

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 9.15am. Navcigation Cycle Ride. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-midday. Arts and Crafts Group. Different things to do each week. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: The Learning Place, 6, Derby Road. Taster Workshop. Printmaking, 1pm-3pm. Admission £5 session. (023) 9262 1860, learnportsmouth.ac.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, Kings Road. 6pm. Zumba Fitness. A six-week course is £18. 07582 370 900.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Fareham Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road (PO12 1NS). 10am-4pm. A Family Perspective: the Art of the Snapes in Gosport. A rare chance to see the fine sketches by the Snape family alongside oils and well-known watercolours. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-5.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Portraits and Landscapes: Rediscovering Richard Ubsdell ... marking the bicentenary of this local artist. A Tale of One City ... exploring the links between Charles Dickens and life in Portsmouth today. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Hunky Dory (15); 1.45pm. Directed by: Marc Evans. Starring: Minnie Driver, Aneurin Barnard and Danielle Branch. Admission £4.75, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: Coal Exchange, 21, South Street. Lynch Pin. (01243) 375866.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Claudia Aurora. Portuguese fado. Admission £12.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix. Featuring Letter To Daisy.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm. Irwin Sparkes (The Hoosiers) Solo Acoustic. Plus Luke Ferre. Admission: £10 in advance, £12 on door. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Naked Beats. Live poetry plus music fusion. (023) 9221 0437.

PORTSMOUTH: Winchester Arms, 99, Winchester Road, Buckland. 8.30pm. Blue Grass and Roots Acoustic Jam. Hosted by Pappa Jones - just bring your instruments and join in!

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Cash Collection. A tribute to Johnny Cash. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. Starring Kim Cattrall and Michael Pennington. Admission: £15-£36. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Noël Coward’s Private Lives. Starring Anna Chancellor and Toby Stephens. Admission: £23.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. The Handyman. Play by Ronald Harwood. Starring Timothy West, Caroline Langrishe, Adrian Lukis and Carolyn Backhouse. Admission: £17-£28.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 8pm. Stomp. Now in its 20th year and with brand new routines, new choreography and new music. Admission: £15-£29.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Sixties Gold. Featuring: Gerry and the Pacemakers; PJ Proby; Chip Hawkes and special guest The Animals. Admission £25-£27.50. (023) 9282 8282.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. A Government Inspector. Presented by Northern Broadsides. Witha pre-show discussion at 6.15pm (free but places must be booked in advance). Admission: £20, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

DROXFORD: meet Upper Grenville Copse lay-by between Droxford and Hambledon (GR SU635170). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.25am. All welcome. (01730) 269253.

HAVANT: Warblington School Drama Room, Southleigh Road. 7.30pm. Poisonous Plants. A talk by Dr Rosemary Hopewell, organised by the Havant, Hayling Island and Emsworth District of the Hampshire and IoW Wildlife Trust. All welcome. Admission: £2.50. hwt.org.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Community Centre, The Park, Station Road. 2.30pm. Heavenly Hostas. Talk by John Baker, organised by the Hayling Island Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. haylingislandhorticulturalsociety.org.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Old Portsmouth Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PARK GATE: Talisman, 3, Bridge Road (SO31 7GD). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Ed. 07801 278 602, solentsocialising.org.uk.

PORT SOLENT: meet in front of the Odeon Cinema. 2pm. Port Solent Walk. Suitable for beginners but does include an area of uneven ground, sturdy shoes recommended. New walkers to arrive 1.45pm to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Bransbury Park Community Centre, Eastney Road. 10.30am. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, Copnor, 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore Walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond/longer walk to Milton foreshore. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am. Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront Walk. Through the Rose Garden and Rock Garden. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.