What’s on for Tuesday June 18, 2013

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A guide to what’s on around the area today.

CONCERTS

COSHAM: The Link, Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Cosham Keyboard and Music Club. This month some members are playing various keyboards. Easy listening for all to enjoy. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £5. (023) 9237 6313.

DANCING

GOSPORT: The Club Hampshire Hall, The Anchorage, Willis Road. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Trinity Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members always welcome. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits and raffle). (023) 9255 1693.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 11am-11.30am. Teddy Bear Tales: Story Time for Pre-School Children. Snuggle down with your teddy and join staff as they read stories featuring some of our favourite bears. For pre-school children and accompanying adults (maximum three per adult). No need to book, just turn up. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by the Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Gods Port. Local artist Pete Codling will create a temporary freehand giant charcoal drawing. Pride of Place Goes Large! Display of work produced by some of Gosport’s clubs and societies. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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.

GARDENS

OLD ALRESFORD: Old Alresford House, Colden Lane. 10am-5pm. C18 Landscaped Garden, restored from original plans. Contemporary Mediterranean walled garden, etc. Illustrated talk by owner at 11am and 2pm. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £5.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, Market Square. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Write Angle Poetry and Music Open Mic Night. Featuring special guest Jack Dean. Tickets £4. petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Skinny Molly – featuring Mike Estes from Lynyrd Skynyrd. Rock. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.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. 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 Russell’s, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... Zoe Sutherland, 7pm; Lee Coneley, 7.30pm; Matt Jarvis, 8pm; Ben Brookes, 8.30pm; Lewis Bolland, 9pm; Jerry Williams, 9.30pm; Jalou, 10pm; Saltwatersun, 10.30pm-11pm.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. If Only. A new political play by David Edgar full of moral dilemmas. Admission: £24.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Rock Challenge 2013. Juniors, doors 5.30pm; show 6pm. Seniors, doors 6.30pm; show 7pm. Admission £12. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Cats. Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber Admission: £19-£37. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. TJ Higgs. Join the celebrated psychic medium as she delivers messages of love and comfort in her solo tour. Admission £17.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre Bar, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. La Nona (Grandma). A new translation of this dark comedy. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

LISS: Triangle Centre. 7.30pm. A Practical Evening, organised by Liss in Stitches, when you can use up your fabric scraps by making a covered box, an embellished bag, a needle case or a patchwork pin cushion. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £5 for visitors. (01730) 890098.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Parish Hall, Castle Street. 7.30pm. Fire Fighting in World War Two. Talk by Alan House, organised by the Portchester Civic Society. Visitors and new members welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Institute, 238, Havant Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Kennet and Avon Canal. Illustrated talk by Shirley Lawson, organised by the Over 50 Friendship Centre. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1.50 (inc tea and biscuit).

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.