What’s on around the area on Weds May 7
PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 7.30pm. Churcher’s College Upper Voices Concert. Admission free, retiring collection.
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: Main Entrance, St James Hospital, Locksway Road, Milton (PO4 8LD). 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club Dance. An evening of ballroom and Latin, plus some sequence. BYO refreshments. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £4. (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. Admission £3. (023) 9271 0060.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-12.30pm. Family History Clinic. Finding it hard to track down that elusive ancestor who served in the war? Come along to our local and naval studies centre and meet our expert for free help and advice on any family history matter. Admission free, just come along. 10am-1pm. Knitting Workshop. Suitable for those refreshing skills or learning to knit. Please book. Admission £12. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: 54th Scout Group Headquarters, Paignton Avenue, Baffins. 10am. Coffee Morning. Coffee, bric-a-brac, books, clothing , etc. Organised by the 54th Portsmouth Scout Group. (023) 9286 2834.
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.30pm. Mediumship and Healing Demonstration. Admission £5 pp. (023) 9269 3169 for further details.
SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. Social Group for the Over 50s. Enjoy a chat over a cup of tea? Want to meet new people? Have the opportunity to try activities? Then come along! Admission £2. (023) 9268 8705.
SOUTHSEA: Havelock Community Centre, Fawcett Road. 1pm-2.30pm. Mindful Living Club. Support for people interested in practising mindfulness in their daily lives. Admission £7 on door. 07540 751 910, goodmentalhealth.org.uk.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by The Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Blooming Marvellous: intergenerational community knitted garden. Over 2,500 knitters and crocheters worked with participatory visual artist Pauline Stanley to create the garden. Come and join in to help our garden grow. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-4pm. South Hampshire Calligraphers’ Exhibition.
PORTSMOUTH: Ground Floor Café, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour (PO6 3EN). 10am-4pm. Stitches to Dye For Embroidery Exhibition. Portsmouth and District Embroiderers Guild have collaborated with Portsmouth Young Embroiderers in putting on this exhibition. (023) 9238 9056.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. The Grand Budapest Hotel (15); 8pm. Directed by: Wes Anderson. Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Willem Dafoe and Jude Law. (01428) 642161 for further details.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-midnight. Open Mic Nite. Friendly atmosphere. Musicians of all levels welcome. Full turbo sound system. (023) 9229 6352.
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. Amber Run. Admission £5. (023) 8022 5612.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm, 7.45pm. Stevie. By Hugh Whitemore, a tribute to the life and work of Stevie Smith. Starring Zoë Wanamaker. Admission: £24-£33. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Mata Hari: Female Spy. Performed by Katharine Hurst with original music by Danny Bright. Admission £13.50, concs. (01329) 223100.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. The Ballad of Martha Brown. A tale of jealousy and passion, presented by Angel Exit. Followed by a post-show chat. Suitable for ages 12 plus. Admission £12.50, cons. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. 20th Century Boy. The Marc Bolan Musical – prior to West End. Starring: Sue Jenkins, Luke Bailey and Warren Sollars. Admission £15-£32, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Blood Brothers. Starring: Maureen Nolan, Sean Jones, Mark Hutchinson and Tracy Spencer. With Kristofer Harding as narrator. Admission £27.50-£29.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.
TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. Woyzeck. Georg Büchner’s classic slice of ‘epic theatre’ has thrilled audiences for over 200 years. Admission £8-£10. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
WALKS & TALKS
BEDHAMPTON: Bedhampton Social Hall Centre, 21, Bedhampton Road. 7.30pm. Farlington Nature Reserve. Talk by Chris Cockburn, organised by the Havant Cage Bird Society. Visitors and new members welcome. havantcbs.co.uk.
CHIDHAM: meet Barleycorn public house, 10.53am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Five-mile circular walk via Woodmancote. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.
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.
FOUR MARKS: meet Chalton Wood car park, north of the A31 (GR SU672 361). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A ten-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 260454.
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.
PORTSMOUTH: meet Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 10.30am. Walking Friends Portsmouth Two/Three Mile Walk. New walkers please arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.
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.