What’s on for Tuesday March 5, 2013


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


LISS: Village Hall. 8pm-10.15pm. Liss Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (01730) 892570.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).


PORTSMOUTH: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 9.15am-11am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Knit and Natter. Friendly group of beginners and experienced knitters. Just turn up and give it a go. Just £1 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: St Francis Church, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.


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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Matisse Drawing with Scissors, Late Works 1950-1954. The exhibition features 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. 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.


PORTSMOUTH: The Portsmouth Film Society, Omega Centre, Omega Street (PO5 4LP). Growing Change (n/a), 6pm; Australia/Venezuela, 2011. Documentary directed by Simon Cunich. Circumstance (15), 8pm; Iran/France, 2011. Documentary directed by Maryam Keshavarz. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

WINCHESTER: Everyman Cinema, The Screen, Southgate Street. Dreams of a Life (12A); 8.15pm for 8.30pm. UK, 2011. Documentary directed by Carol Morley. A portrait of loneliness that can only happen in the big city. winchesterfilmsociety.co.uk.


HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Hazel O’Connor: Breaking Glass Barefoot Tour. Admission £15, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Lounge @ The RMA. Acoustic showcase night. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Nupogodi. Plus special guests: Rilke and Black Anchor. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russells, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... Olivia Greenham, 7pm; Joe Booley, 7.30pm; Sasha Mattissen, 8pm; Eloise Keating, 8.30pm; Van Susans, 9pm; Kayleigh Middleton, 9.30pm; Ashley Scrace, 10pm; Dillon, 10.30pm-11pm.


GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Presented by Custom/Practice and TEG Productions. Admission: £18.50-£24.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. The Blues Brothers. They are back and on a mission! Admission: £15-£25.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.


SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Pieces of Eight. Find out what pirates were really like in this family-friendly show. Performed by people who have learning difficulties. (023) 9282 8282.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Welcome Home and Raspberry. A Tony Marchant double bill: two short, moving and life affirming plays. Admission £15, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.


PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church, Castle Street. 7.30pm. Wills in Tudor Portchester. Talk by Bryan Jerrard, organised by The Portchester Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission by donation of £1 per head.

PORTSMOUTH: meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime Walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. 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..