A guide to what’s on around the area today.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).
FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.
FAREHAM: Rotary Wheel House, Hill Head Beach, Salterns Lane. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hearing Dogs ‘Paws for Coffee on the Beach’. All welcome for coffee and home made cakes, plus meeting some lovely hearing dogs puppies. All proceeds to Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. (01329) 668516, 07747 847 027.
GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3pm. Sammy Sardine’s Summer School: Beautiful Badges. Explore some of the more unusual badges that have been used to represent submarines, then create your own to take home. (023) 9254 5034.
PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. 11am-4.30pm. Macramé Workshop. All ages welcome. 11am, midday, 2pm, 4pm. Victorian Storytelling. Interactive and spooky storytelling.
PORTSMOUTH: Mary Rose Museum, Historic Dockyard. 11am-12.30pm, 1.30pm-3pm. At the Captain’s Table. Experience life at the Tudor top table with dressing up, dancing and more. £5 per child, accompanying adults free. Max three children per adult. Suitable for all ages. No unaccompanied children. Must be booked in advance, places limited. (023) 9281 2931.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.
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.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Andrews Brothers. Playing a mix of rock, pop, jazz and soul in style. rmatavern.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Casually Dressed. Admission £4. (023) 8022 5612.
CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £16-£40, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
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.