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).
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 2pm-2.30pm. Teddy Bear Tales! Stories for pre-school children. Snuggle down with your teddy and join our staff as they read stories featuring some of our favourite bears. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 9.15am-11.15am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.
PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Knit and Natter. Friendly group of beginners and experienced knitters. Just turn up and give it a go. Just £1.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.
PORTSMOUTH: St Francis Church, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.
SOUTHSEA: 12, Victoria Road South. 7pm. Ramillies Patient Participation Group Meeting. All interested patients of the practice are welcome. (023) 9282 3857.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Tony Edsell. 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.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-5pm. Calligraphy in Portsmouth. Exhibition of creative calligraphy by adult education students from Portsmouth College. portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.
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: History Centre, Second Floor Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. 9.30am-6pm. A Tale of One City. Displays about the history of the African Women’s Forum, including artefacts from Cameroon, Ghana and Zanazibar. (023) 9281 9311.
PORTSMOUTH: The Portsmouth Film Society, Omega Centre, Omega Street (PO5 4LP). King of Pigs (15), 8pm; S Korea, 2011. Subtitled. Animation directed by Sang-ho Yeon. Featuring the voices of Yang Ik-june, Kim Kkobbi and Kim Hye-na. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.
WINCHESTER: Everyman Cinema, The Screen, Southgate Street. The Guard (15); 8.15pm for 8.30pm. Ireland, 2011. Comedy directed by John Michael McDonagh. Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle and Mark Strong. winchesterfilmsociety.co.uk.
PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, Market Square. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Write Angle Poetry and Music Open Mic Night. Featuring special guest Mark Niel, poet laureate of Milton Keynes. Tickets £4. petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Lounge @ The RMA. Acoustic showcase night. 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.
SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russells, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... Boo the Ghost, 7pm; Sean Michael Fisher, 7.30pm; The High Wire Act, 8pm; Alfie Ordinary, 8.30pm; Eileen Kenny, 9pm; Leigh Mary Stokes, 9.30pm; Shotaway, 10m-11pm.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Beth Orton. Plus special guests Dan Michaelson. Admission £18.50. (023) 9286 3911.
SOUTHWICK: Golden Lion, High Street. 8.15pm-11pm. Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. (023) 9221 0437.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Charley’s Aunt. Farce by Brandon Thomas, presented by Creative Cow. Admission: £13-£24.50 concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Hairspray. Starring Mark Benton, Lucy Benjamin, Marcus Collins and Freya Sutton. Admission: £20-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Solid Silver 60s Show 2013. Featuring the talents of Mike Pender, Dave Berry and Wayne Fontana, all backed by New Amen Corner and with special guests The Merseybeats. Admission £23-£25. (023) 9282 8282.
TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Scorched. A moving, Oscar-nominated thriller with twists and turns, set in war-torn Lebanon, that will keep you guessing to the final denouement. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
WALKS & TALKS
LISS: Triangle Centre. 7.30pm. Fine Cell Work – a social enterprise that trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework to foster hope, discipline and self-esteem. Talk by Louisa Macfarlane, organised by Liss in Stitches. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £5 for visitors. (01730) 890098.
PORTCHESTER: Portchester Parish Hall, Castle Street. 7.30pm. Joys of Hampshire Woodland. Talk by Richard Hedley, organised by the Portchester Civic Society. Visitors and new members welcome.
PORTSMOUTH: British Rail Social Club, Selbourne Terrace, Fratton. 7.30pm for 8pm. Variety on Southern. Illustrated talk by Hugh Davis. 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: Drayton Institute, 238, Havant Road. 1.30pm for 2pm-4pm. Mystery and History of Nursery Rhymes, Part Two. Talk by Tessa Daines, organised by the Over 50 Friendship Centre. Visitors welcome. Admission £1.50 (inc tea and biscuit).
PORTSMOUTH: meet Baffins Community Centre, Westover Road, Copnor. 10.30am. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. 07703 443 988.
PORTSMOUTH: meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore Walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. 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: 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.
STUBBINGTON: Stubbington Snooker Club, 27a, Stubbington Green. 7.30pm. Origins of the Britten-Norman Company and its Aircraft. Illustrated talk by Bob Wealthy, organised by the Gosport Aviation Society. All welcome. Admission £3.