What’s on for Wednesday February 12, 2014

Jerry Williams playing at Victorious 2017.  Picture by Paul Windsor

Portsmouth singer-songwriter Jerry Williams calls on her fans to help her realise her dream of playing in America

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


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.

FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut. 8.30pm-10pm. Ballroom and Latin Social Dance Night. Admission £5. 07505 191 565, dancerevival.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Main Entrance, St James Hospital, Locksway Road, Milton (PO4 8LD). 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club Valentine Dance. Ballroom and some sequence, party dances and raffle. BYO refreshments. Admission £3. (023) 9307 7368.

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Suitable for both new and experienced dancers . Partner not necessary. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008.

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.


PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-midday. Arts and Crafts Group. Join in with what’s happening or bring your own project to do. Admission: £2.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: Info Pod, First Floor, Central Library, Guildhall Square. 10.30am-11.30am. Coffee and Cake. Has your life affected by cancer? Get support, share concerns or find information in an informal and relaxed setting. (023) 9268 8259.


COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the paintings of Suzette Smith and Belinda. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Open Art Exhibition. A chance to see some of the best work by our local artists in an exhibition displaying a variety of styles and media. Visitors are invited to vote for their favourite piece. Both the visitors’ choice and the Rotarians’ choice are awarded prizes. Sponsored by the Gosport Rotary Club and Southern Co-operative. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays (PO1 3BF). 11am-4pm. Creating Balance, the result of a year-long collaborative project initiated by Portsmouth University. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

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.


HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Museum Hours (12A); 1.45pm. Directed by: Jem Cohen. Starring: Mary Margaret O’Hara, Bobby Sommer and Ela Piplits. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.


HAMBLEDON: Youth Hut (next to Village Hall and Vine Inn), West Street (PO7 4RW). 8pm doors for 8.30pm. Hambledon Folk Club cancelled due to flooding. Mick Ryan and Pete Harris gig postponed until July 9. (023) 9263 2719, stuandliz.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/HFC/.

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square, 8pm doors for 8.30pm. Acoustix featuring Mark Nelson, Ben Reid, Scott Freeman plus Joe Mills.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Eleanor McEvoy. Singer-songwriter. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

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.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Slaves/Pup double header. Admission £7. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. St Valentine’s Day Massacre [pt deux]. Mutilating classic love songs in support of Youth Music. Featuring: Battery Hens; El Morgan & Kelly Kemp; Noyo Mathis; Red Seals; Rickyfitts; Bullwinkle’s Hazard. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.


GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Grease. Danny and Sandy fall in love all over again. Presented by GSA Productions. Admission: £15-£23.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 6.45pm. Don Giovanni. Royal Opera Live! (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Supernova VI: Set One. A festival of new one-act plays presented by Bench Theatre. Two sets of plays on successive nights. Admission £8, concs, one night; £10, concs for two nights. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Happy Days – A New Musical. Starring Heidi Range as Pinky Tuscadero. Admission £20-£34, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Grease. Presented by the Portsmouth Players. Admission £6.50-£15. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. The Pub Quiz. The play uncovers the complex relationships, foibles, opinions and arguments of those taking part in this unique new play by Steve Harris. The audience won’t be left out as they have to take part in the quiz too. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.


BRAMDEAN COMMON: meet Bramdean Common, north of the A272 between Petersfield and Winchester (GR SU627294). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 260410.

GOSPORT: Scout Hut, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke (PO12 2BY). 7.30pm-9.30pm. Lee Historic Waterfront. A talk by Ray Harding, organised by Gosport Family History Group. All welcome.

GOSPORT: The Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Lee Historic Waterfront. Talk by Ray Harding, organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society Gosport Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-familyhistory.com/groups/gosport.

LISS: Triangle Centre, Mill Road. 7.30pm. The History of Butser Ancient Farm. Talk by Fergus Milton, organised by East Hants Self Sufficiency Group. All welcome. ehss.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.

PORTCHESTER: meet in the main Portchester Castle car park. 2pm. Portchester Castle. Suitable for beginners. 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: Lecture Theatre 1, Richmond Building, University of Portsmouth, Portland Street. 6.50pm for 7pm. Modern Medical Imaging – Getting the Right Treatment to the Right Patient. Talk by Dr Martin Christlieb, University of Oxford, organised jointly by the Portsmouth and District Physical Society and the Institute of Physics South Central Branch. Admission £1.50. (023) 9284 5396, port.ac.uk/physsoc.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection Hall, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton. 7.45pm. Butterflies Back From The Brink. Talk by Dr Dan Hoare from Butterfly Conservation. Organised by Friends of Portsdown Hill. All welcome. Admission £2 (inc refreshments). (023) 9232 5570.

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.

WIDLEY: meet The George Public House, 10.27am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Five-and-a-half-mile linear walk via Pigeon House Lane to Purbrook. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.