What’s on for Wednesday September 4, 2013

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A guide to what’s on around the area today.

DANCING

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

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club. Come and enjoy some social ballroom dancing, ideal for couples. Admission £3. (023) 9307 7368.

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

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7.45pm-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members are always welcome. (023) 9261 3409, 9271 0060.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.30pm. Mediumship and Healing Demonstration. Admission £5. (023) 9269 3169 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Midday. Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch – the money raised will be used to support a charity.

SOUTHSEA: Florence Arms, 18, Florence Road (PO5 2NE). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Becky. 07837 097 687, solentsocialising.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Lisa Kerry (acrylics) and the Rev David Lacey (watercolours). Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-4.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. 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

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle, Clarence Parade. Open Air Screening of John Dies at the End (15), 7.30pm for 8.30pm. US, 2012. Directed by Don Coscarelli. Starring Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes and Paul Giamatti. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring Andy Comley, Chris Ricketts plus Ollie West.

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

SARISBURY GREEN: Royal British Legion, 366, Brook Lane. 8pm-10.30pm. The Clive New Big Band. (023) 9269 3988.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Kissed By Kate. Admission £5. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Showcase 2013: Semi-final Two. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 3pm, 8pm. The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. By Bertolt Brecht. Starring Henry Goodman as Arturo Ui. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Peter Shaffer’s The Private Ear and The Public Eye. Starring Jasper Britton, Steven Blakeley, Rupert Hill and Siobhan O’Kelly. Admission: £20.50-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Nil By Mouth. Comedy by John Chapman, presented by Dynamo Youth Theatre. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: meet at King George V Playing Fields car park, Northern Road. 2pm. Lakeside, North Harbour Walk. Gentle paced walk around the private grounds of IBM. 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.

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.