A guide to what’s on around the area today
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. Fareham Stage Dance Festival. Morning or afternoon session, £4; evening session, £2; daily, £8; festival, £30 (concs). (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 9am-3pm. Easter Half-term Activities: We’re Going on a Safari. Spend the day on your very own animal safari. School years R-6. Admission £18.50. (01329) 223100.
FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-5pm. Defend the Fort! Come and explore the tunnels, ramparts and fortifications and discover how to defend the fort. There will be a range of activities for all the family. (01329) 233734.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Easter Animal Trail. Follow a trail around the museum to discover objects inspired by birds and animals. Suitable for families. Trail sheets cost 50p. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORT SOLENT: Playground. 11am-4pm. Circus Skills Workshop. Join Top Banana Circus and learn fun skills like juggling, Diablo, devil sticks, hula, poi, pedal-racers and plate spinning. For children aged three to 12, who must be accompanied by an adult. (023) 9261 0001, portsolent.com.
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.
SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Meet Normandy Veterans (11am-3pm). Please check on the day of your visit in they will be in attendance. (023) 9282 6722.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Blooming Marvellous: intergenerational community knitted garden. Over 2,500 knitters and crocheters worked with participatory visual artist Pauline Stanley to create the garden. Come and join in to help our garden grow. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
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.
PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at The Square Brewery, Market Square. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Write Angle Poetry and Music Open Mic Night. Featuring special guest Patrik Fitzgerald. Plus open mic for anyone to show what they can do, or just come and enjoy. Admission £4. petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Lounge at the RMA. Acoustic showcase night. rmatavern.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-11.30pm. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9229 6352.
SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... Lyndsey Lang, 7pm; Edge of the Ocean, 7.30pm; Luke Varndell, 8pm; Martin Coyne, 8.30pm; Matt Jarvis, 9pm; The Scandal, 9.30pm; Slick Minded Individuals, 10pm-11pm. vinylrecords.co.uk/gigguide.txt.
SOUTHWICK: Golden Lion, High Street (PO17 6EB). 8.15pm-11pm. Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. (023) 9221 0437.
HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Tinkerbell and the Pirate Fairy (U); 5pm. Animated adventure for the whole family. The Invisible Woman (12A); 8pm. Directed by Ralph Fiennes. Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones and Kristin Scott Thomas. (01428) 642161 for further details.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Classic Ghosts: The Signalman by Charles Dickens, adapted by Francis Evelyn; and Oh, Whistle, and I’ll Come To You, My Lad by M R James, adapted by Margaret May Hobbs. Both starring Jack Shepherd, with Terrence Hardiman, Dicken Ashworth, James Morley, Jenny-May Darcy and Greg Fitch. Admission: £17-£28.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 8pm. Compagnie Käfig’s Boxe Boxe. A breath-taking show which fuses the noble art of boxing with dance. Admission £14.50-£19.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm. Bless ’Em All. Featuring Steve Barclay, Andy Eastwood, Lucia Mattice and full supporting cast. With the Martyn St James Band. Admission £10-£12. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.
TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Round and Round the Garden. One of the Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
WALKS & TALKS
PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Castle Street (PO16 9PY). 7.30pm. Swords for Naval Officers. A talk by Dr John McGrath organised by the Portchester Civic Society. All welcome. (023) 9238 2778, portchestercivicsociety.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: British Rail Social Club, Selbourne Terrace, Fratton. 7.30pm. Transport Allsorts. Illustrated talk by Ken Mumford. Organised by the Portsmouth Regional Group of the Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: by £2 donation. (023) 9267 1251.
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.