What’s on for Wednesday March 13, 2013


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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.

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Partner not necessary. New or experienced dancers welcome, as are visitors and new members. 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. (023) 0261 3409, 9271 0060.


LOWER SWANWICK: The Navigator, Bridge Road, (SO31 7EB). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Howard. 07799 850 327, solentsocialising.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Midday. Mass and Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch – the money raised will be used to support the Bishop’s Lent appeal. (023) 9282 2990.


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.

PORTCHESTER: Library, West Street. 10am-4pm. Portchester Community Centre, Old and New. Organised by the Portchester Society.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library Gallery, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-6pm. Paintings and Pastels. Exhibition of works by sisters Pam Ashenden and Sylvia Massey.


HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Great Expectations (12A); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by Mike Newell. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter and Jeremy Irvine . (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Bullhead (15); 7pm. Belgium, 2011. Subtitled. Directed by Michael Roskam. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Jeroen Perceval and Jeanne Dando. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.


GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 7.15pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: The Mission Hall Jazz Band on Nat Nonella’s birthday anniversary. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix. Featuring Nina Schofield, Rachel Hawker and Mikey Ball.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Ruarri Joseph. Acoustic. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Beale Street. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Naked Beats. Live poetry plus music fusion. (023) 9221 0437.


GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 7pm. Ye-Ha!. Wild West fun with live band. Wear your stetson! Admission£5, in advance or on door. (023) 9251 0012.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Agatha Christie’s Go Back For Murder. Murder, mystery and intrigue ... Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Sleeping Beauty on Ice. Starring Olga Sharutenko. Admission: £17.50-£35. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Starring Beverley Callard, Jess Robinson and Ray Quinn. Admission £15-£29.50. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Laburnum Grove. A thriller or a comedy? By J B Priestley. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 1.30pm, 8pm. Chapel Street by Luke Barnes and Bitch Boxer by Charlotte Josephine. A double bill of award-winners. Post-show discussion after the 1.30pm matinee, free but reserve your place. Admission £13, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.


DENMEAD: meet car park, Hambledon Road (GR SU659121). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A six-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.25am. (01730) 269253.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-11am. Show and Tell: Semi-Precious Stones. Second of three of talks by Mary Law. 7pm for 7.30pm. Journey to the Stars. Talk by Mr R Gorman, organised by the Solent Guild of Woodcarvers and Sculptors. All welcome. (023) 9259 9153.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: meet High Street. 10.40am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Circular five-mile walk via Browndown and Alverstoke. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

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: 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 Scout Hall, The Ridings, Hilsea (PO2 0UE). 7pm for 7.30pm-9pm. Vegetables for Small Gardens. Talk by Brian Kidd, organised by the Portsmouth Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1members, £2 non-members. All welcome. PoHS.weebly.com.

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.