A guide to what’s on around the area today
GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green. 1pm-1.30pm. Organ Recital. By Geoffrey Holroyde.
FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 10am-5pm. Easter Chick Hunt. Plus a decorated egg competition. This afternoon, there will also be an Easter Bonnet parade – design and make your own to see if you can win a prize. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.
HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church Car Park, West Street. 9am-2pm. Giant Car Boot Sale. Bargains galore. Refreshments on site. Cars £6; vans £8 (gates open 7am). (023) 9248 4520, rchavant.org.uk.
LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 11am-5pm. Easter Trail. Children (and adults) can hunt for clues around the site. Those returning a completed trail sheet will receive a small prize! Also today and tomorrow Hollycombe will be home to a rather large Easter Bunny who will have a few surprises for the children. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Bransbury Park, Eastney. 2pm-5pm. Miniature Railway Rides. Portsmouth Model Engineering Society members offer rides on steam and/or electric locomotives (weather permitting). Rides are 40p per person for two circuits of track. portsmouthmes.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Easter Fair. Visit the museum for a family fun Easter weekend. Family activities include donkey rides, stalls, mini funfair rides, bouncy castle and giant games, etc. Admission free with a small charge for activities. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-4.30pm. Wild at White’s Easter Bunny Hunt. Fun for all the family. Enjoy exploring the 30 acres of glorious garden and parkland, bursting with spring blossom and flowers, whilst hunting for our Easter bunnies. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.
WINCHESTER: Animal Centre, Sparsholt College, Westley Lane (SO21 2NF). 10am-4pm. Easter Bunny and Chick Weekend. Look around our zoo, Easter egg hunt, egg painting, college plant sales. Admission £5, concs. (01962) 776441. sparsholt.ac.uk.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
WINCHESTER: Paige Cottage, Gable Cottage, and Little Court, Crawley Village. 2pm-5.30pm. Gardens Open. Two spring gardens and a three-acre traditional English country garden. Plants for sale at Little Court, teas in village hall. Combined admission £6.
GOSPORT: Gosport Masonic Hall, Clarence Road (PO12 1BB). Midday-4.30pm. A Feast of Easter Folk. Featuring: Shep Woolley; The Jelly Rollers; Pete Quin; Brian Hooper; Jeff and Sandi; Bernard Potter; Helen Tudor; Adrian Nation; plus Victory Morris. Admission £8. Information and tickets (023) 9275 4559 or 07909 682 096 or email@example.com. Online sales barkingspider.aelgratis.
GOSPORT: Gosport Masonic Hall, Clarence Road (PO12 1BB). 6pm-10pm. A Feast of Easter Folk. Featuring: Shep Woolley; Joe Stead; Gary and Vera Aspey; George Wilson; The Portsmouth Shantymen; plus The Ansome Cabin Buoys. Admission £8. Information and tickets (023) 9275 4559 or 07909 682 096 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Online sales barkingspider.aelgratis.
NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. 7.30pm doors for 8pm-11pm. Forest Folk. Featuring: Richard Digance. All welcome. Admission: £12. (023) 9226 4288, email@example.com.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Will McNicol. Acoustic. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Listener. Admission £8. (023) 8022 5612.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Cliff. Inappropriate songs on the wrong instrument. (023) 9282 1658.
ALTON: Jane Austen’s House MUSEUM, Chawton. 10.30am-4.30pm. Scenes from Mansfield Park. Ruffled Umbrella, a theatre company who create theatre that captivates and surrounds an audience perform scenes from Mansfield Park in the garden of the house where she created the novel. There will be two short scenes which will be performed in the morning. The same two scenes will be repeated in the afternoon. Admission £25, concs. (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.
WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Nation. Terry Nation’s tale is presented by Faded Image Theatre. Admission £10, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: meet The Bridge Centre, Fratton Road. 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. 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.
SOUTHSEA: meet South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. 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.
SOUTHSEA: meet South Parade Pier. 7.30pm. Eastney Seafront Walk. An evening stroll along the seafront towards Eastney, returning via Eastern Parade. 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.