A guide to what’s on around the area today.
FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street, 1.05pm-1.50pm. Lunchtime concert with pianist Charles Timberlake. Admission free, retiring collection for the tower and clock appeal. (01329) 232688.
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.
GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3pm. Sammy Sardine’s Summer School: Games on Board. Discover some of the games played on board HMS Alliance, then design and make your own to take home. (023) 9254 5034.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 11.30am-3pm. Teddy Bears’ Picnic with Punch & Judy and Magic Show. Bring your teddy for a picnic at the museum and enjoy free entertainment. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: HMS Victory, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. All Hands On Deck. Join the HMS Victory guides for a chance to hear stories, view and handle objects from the collection. Drop-in. All ages welcome.
PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. 11am, midday, 2pm, 4pm. Victorian Storytelling. Interactive and spooky storytelling.
SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandie Veterans. A chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. Please telephone on the day to confirm that the veterans will be here. (023) 9282 8068.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Belinda (paintings) and Steve Guilfoyle (photographs). Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
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. Lounge. 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.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. The Flatliners. Admission £8. (023) 8022 5612.
SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... Sophie Darling, 7pm; Coburgs Widow, 7.30pm; Dillon, 8pm; Ben Brookes, 8.30pm; Matt McGowan, 9pm; The Folsom, 9.30pm; The Beth Oliver Band, 10pm. vinylrecords.co.uk/gigguide.txt.
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.
HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7pm. Live from Glyndebourne: Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. (01428) 642161 for further details.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Admission £19-£27.50. (023) 9282 8282.
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.