What’s on for Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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CHICHESTER: Chichester Cinema, New Park Road. (PO19 7XY). 1.15pm. The Young and Prodigious TS Spivet. Admission £8. 01243 786650.

CHICHESTER: Chichester Cinema, New Park Road. (PO19 7XY). 3.45pm. Venus in Fur. Admission £8. 01243 786650.

CHICHESTER: Chichester Cinema, New Park Road. (PO19 7XY). 6.15pm. Belle. Admission £8. 01243 786650.

CHICHESTER: Chichester Cinema, New Park Road. (PO19 7XY). 8.45pm. Camille Claudel 1915. Admission £8. 01243 786650.


PORTSMOUTH: St James Hospital Scocial Hall, Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm. Ballroom Club. Ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing. BYO refreshments. Admission £4. (023) 9307 7368.

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

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, Maurepas Way. 7.45-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Always pleased to welcome new members. Tea and biscuits available. (023) 9271 0060.


COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church hall. 7pm. Open evening for those interested in volunteering with local charity Help in Bereavement. Training starts in September. Contact Penny on 07432 602613 or Sylvia via training@help-in-bereavement.co.uk.

FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 10am-midday. Arts and crafts. Admission £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

HILSEA: Jubilee Splashpool, Hilsea Lido, London Road. 11am-6pm. For children of eight and under. Two shallow pools (no deeper than five inches). Play features and rubber safety surfaces. Toilets and baby changing facilities. Picnic tables, seats and refreshments. Free admission and free parking. (023) 9266 2440 or bluelagoon@hilsea-lido.org.uk.

MILTON: The lounge at Brent Court, Warren Avenue, Milton, Portsmouth. 10am-midday. The Warm Welcoming Wednesday Club, a social club for the over-50s. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea and cake.


COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop,level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Until August 2. Art exhibition featuring paintings by ‘Belinda’ and Barbara Pearman.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’s work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 01329 233734.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-5pm. Ebb and Flow. Art exhibition to commemorate and highlight Gosport’s role in D-Day. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 10am-4pm. Joella Wheatle’s solo exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Lindsay Taylor’s textile exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 4pm-5.30pm. After school workshop. Join local artist Emma Noble for art sessions. Will encourage children to learn and use a range of techniques. Admission: £40 for weekly session from June 4-July 9. Booking is required. (023) 9277 8080.


HAMBLEDON: Youth Hut (next to Village Hall and Vine Inn), West Street (PO7 4RW). 8pm doors for 8.30pm. Hambledon Folk Club. Mick Ryan and Pete Harris. All welcome. Admission: £8 members; £10 non-members. (023) 9263 2719, hambledonfolk.co.uk.

MILTON: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road, Portsmouth. 8pm. Open mic night. Musicians of all abilities welcome. Full turbo sound system.


FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road 7.30pm. Avenue Q. Musical theatre production. 01329 231942.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road. 7.30pm. All the Fun of the Fair. Musical theatre production. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Admiralty House Gardens, HM Naval Base, Royal Dockyard. 7.30pm. A Midsummer Nights Dream. Bring a picnic and watch the play.


GOSPORT: The Scout Hut, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.15pm for 7.30pm-9.30pm. Parcels of Gold for Edith. Talk by Jo Smith, organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society Gosport Group. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9258 5194, hgs-familyhistory.com/groups/gosport.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield station. 9.15am. Petersfield Ramblers’ Club. An 8.5-mile along the Itchen Way and back from Avington car park. Starts 10am. Cars leave the railway station at 9.15am. (01730 269253).

PORTSMOUTH: Oasis The Venue, Arundel Street. 2pm. Sonny Epean, International Speaker. Organised by the Prime Time Group. (023) 9334 6440.

PORTSMOUTH: Canoe Lake, Southsea. 10.30am. Meet outside the Canoe Lake cafe, St Helen’s Parade. Healthy walk through the rose garden and Rock Gardens. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team.

WICKHAM: meet at Wickham Square, 10.57am. Circular walk via Shedfield Common. 5 miles long. Organised by CHA Walking Club. (023) 9225 4289.