What’s on for Wednesday May 22, 2013

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


SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Jim Davidson. Back with new stories and new gags. Admission £20, concs. (023) 9282 8282.


BOTLEY: All Saints Church, High Street. 12.30pm. Serenade for Summer. With Patricia Jenkins (soprano) and David Burgess (piano). Admission free, retiring collection.


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.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Social Club, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club. Come and enjoy some social ballroom dancing, ideal for couples. Admission £3. (023) 9307 7368.

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

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) 9261 3409, 9271 0060.


BEDHAMPTON: Golden Lion, 54, Bedhampton Road (PO9 3EY). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Paul. 07527 107 964, solentsocialising.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Adventure Playground, Malins Road, Buckland. 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 the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road (PO16 7EN). 9.30am-5pm. Sail and Steam. Recent oil paintings by Richard Ashworth.

HAYLING ISLAND: Library, Elm Grove (PO11 9EE). 9am-5pm. May Day Arts Trail Exhibition. Exhibition in the foyer of work by May Day Arts Trail participants.

HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. 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.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Birds of a Feather. Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph are back together! Admission: £20.50-£30. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.


BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. Les Miserables (12A); 7.30pm. Directed by Directed by: Tom Hooper. Starring: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway. Admission £5, concs. (01420) 472 664.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Compliance (15); 7pm. US, 2012. Directed by Craig Zobel. Starring: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker and Pat Healy. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.


GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: Colin Kingswell’s Jazz Bandits. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix. Featuring The Bayonettes, Claudia and Joe Mills.

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


CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 3pm, 8pm. The Pyjama Game. Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding. Admission: £31.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Blue Remembered Hills. By Dennis Potter. Directed by Psyche Stott. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. Bram Stoker’s Dracula. 7.30pm. This version is set in the 1920s and is presented by HIADS. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.

PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 8pm. Thirteen (13). Bedales Summer Production, a grown-up story about growing up, a musical for all ages. Admission free. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.


HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road. 1.45pm for 2pm. Haslemere Flower Club Monthly Meeting. Demonstrator Sally Hardy with Any Dream Will Do. Visitors and new members welcome. nafas.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.

PETERSFIELD: Library, 27, The Square. 7pm. Meet Lindsey Davis. Hear the historical crime novelist talk about her career and writing. Although the library is shut for refurbishment, it will be open for this event. Admission £5, in advance or on door. (01730) 267806.

PORT SOLENT: meet in front of the Odeon Cinema. 2pm. Port Solent Walk. Suitable for beginners but does include an area of uneven ground, sturdy shoes recommended. 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.