A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.
FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-5pm. The World at Fort Nelson. Discover how many countries are represented in our collection. Also Fort Nelson in WW2. Themed activities for all the family. (01329) 233734.
FINCHDEAN: Markwells (PO8 0AU). 11am-6pm. Hampshire Open Studios. Jean Bradley paints watercolours and acrylic works, also woodblock prints, plus fuse glass for house and garden and makes original glass beads. (023) 9241 2515.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-3.30pm. Circus and Magic. Come and learn the tricks of the trace in the best three days you’ll have this summer! Admission £25 for three days. Places must be booked in advance. 1pm-3.30pm. Craft Activities inspired by the London 2012 Olympics. Make your very own torch and flag, medals and a sporting collage, masks and juggling balls and appear in our group opening ceremony. For ages five to seven years. Admission £15 for three days. Places must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. Midday-2pm. Out To Lunch: Dickensian Marchpane Marvels. Make sweet designs and paint patterns onto marzipan. Fun to create but not for eating! (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church Centre, Hayling Avenue, Copnor. 9.30am-12.30pam. Coffee and cakes, chat and toasties, arts and crafts plus stories and songs. For the tinies, run by young mothers.
SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandy Veterans. A chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. Please check to confirm the veterans are in attendance on the day. (023) 9282 7261.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Val Carter who paints in a variety of media and genre. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-4pm. Gosport Camera Club Exhibition. Stunning images carefully selected from the best photographs by Gosport Camera Club members. Admission free. (023) 9252 3463.
GOSPORT: Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-5.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.
HORNDEAN: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 10am-5.30pm. John Robinson Watercolours. Paintings of variety of subject matter, but the majority are of local scenes, especially the Downs.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Portraits and Landscapes: Rediscovering Richard Ubsdell ... marking the bicentenary of this local artist. A Tale of One City ... exploring the links between Charles Dickens and life in Portsmouth today. 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.
PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Write Angle Poetry and Music Cabaret. Featuring special guest: Mab Jones. Plus open mic. All welcome. Admission £4. petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Front Bar, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Open Mic Night. Musicians of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Lounge@The RMA. Acoustic showcase night. rmatavern.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. 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: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Saves The Day. Plus special guests: Tellison; and The Bottom Line. Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.
SOUTHWICK: Golden Lion, High Street. 8.15pm-11pm. Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. (023) 9221 0437.
CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.15pm, 7.30pm. Kiss Me Kate. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Sam and Bella Spewack. Director Trevor Nunn. Choreographer Stephen Mear. Admission: £15-£40. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Surprises. A new comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. And Then There Were None. Based on Agatha Christie’s best-selling novel, presented by HIADS. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.
TITCHFIELD: Great Barn, Mill Lane. 7.30pm. The Comedy of Errors. Shakespeare’s furiously paced comedy will have you laugh out loud. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: British Rail Social Club, Selbourne Terrace, Fratton. 7.30pm for 8pm. Britain’s Privatised Railway: the last five years. Illustrated talk by Ian Copplestone. 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. Tunbridge Stickware and Miniatures for Dolls Houses. A talk by Owen Cole, organised by the Over 50 Friendship Centre. Visitors welcome. £1.50 (inc tea and biscuit).
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.
SOUTH HARTING: Uppark House. 2pm. Woodland Walk. A family walk exploring Uppark’s woodland and its flora and fauna. Steep slopes in some sections. Not wheelchair or buggy accessible. (01730) 825415