What’s on for Monday, April 14, 2014

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SHORT STORY FOR THE WEEKEND: Let’s Do It by David Dunford

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A guide to what’s on around the area today


COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. New members always welcome to this modern sequence club. Admission £2.50. (023) 9271 0060.


FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. Fareham Stage Dance Festival. Morning or afternoon session, £4; evening session, £2; daily, £8; festival, £30 (concs). (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-5pm. Defend the Fort! Come and explore the tunnels, ramparts and fortifications and discover how to defend the fort. There will be a range of activities for all the family. (023) 9271 0060.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am-12.45pm, 4pm-8pm. Spiritual Healing Clinic. No appointment necessary. Donation gratefully received. (023) 9269 3169 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10.30am-midday. New Age Kurling. Friendly competitive fun with gentle exercise. All welcome. Admission: £2.50 session. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, Copnor, 1pm-3pm. Table Tennis Club for the Over 55s. Non-competitive session open to all levels of ability. Admission £2 per session. (023) 9261 7890.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Meet Normandy Veterans (11am-3pm). Please check on the day of your visit in they will be in attendance. (023) 9282 6722.


COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. 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.


PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Fearless Vampire Killers. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Executive Suite, Inn Lodge, Burrfields Road (PO3 5HH). 8pm. Portsmouth Jazz Society. Featuring The Sound of Blue Note Quintet. (023) 9225 5806, 9229 8161, portsmouthjazz.com.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Laura Stevenson. Admission £7. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Hometown Show. Plus Chris Ricketts. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.


GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Classic Ghosts: The Signalman by Charles Dickens, adapted by Francis Evelyn; and Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad by M R James, adapted by Margaret May Hobbs. Both starring Jack Shepherd, with Terrence Hardiman, Dicken Ashworth, James Morley, Jenny-May Darcy and Greg Fitch. Admission: £17-£28.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 8pm. Compagnie Käfig’s Boxe Boxe. A breath-taking show which fuses the noble art of boxing with dance. Admission £14.50-£19.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Round and Round the Garden. One of the Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.


FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church Hall, West Street. 7.30pm. Wildlife Habitats. David Rumble shows how the trust is restoring and reconnecting wildlife habitats close to the South Downs, organised by the Fareham group of the Hampshire and IoW Wildlife Trust. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2. (01329) 287653.

HAVANT: Langstone Conservative Club, Emsworth Road. 10.30am. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Talk, organised by the Havant Complementary Health Group. All welcome. Admission: £4. (023) 9307 9413.

LODSWORTH: Village Hall. 7pm for 7.30pm. A Tale of Two Gardens. An illustrated talk by renowned garden designer, plantswoman and hands-on gardener Rosemary Alexander, organised by Lodsworth and District Garden Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £5.

PETERSFIELD: Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. Pub Signs and their Stories. Illustrated talk by David Roe, organised by the Petersfield branch of the U3A. Visitors (£2) and new members welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Bridge Centre, Fratton Road. 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. 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: Oasis Centre, 1a, Arundel Street (PO1 1NP). 7.30pm. Spinnaker Speakers. Become a more confident speaker and a better leader. 07597 500 007, spinnakerspeakers.org.

SOUTHSEA: meet South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. 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 South Parade Pier. 7.30pm. Eastney Seafront Walk. An evening stroll along the seafront towards Eastney, returning via Eastern Parade. 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.