A guide to what’s on around the area today.
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).
ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. Accomplishment Day. Staff and volunteers at the museum will demonstrate their accomplishments, from knitting to quilting, from embroidery to covering screen! (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.
GOSPORT: Serenity Sanctuary, 89, Brockhurst Road (PO12 3AT). 3pm-4pm. Light (Living in Greater Health Today) Group. An informal friendly group for people experiencing CFS/ME/FM and other chronic illnesses, run by people who have experienced these challenges themselves. Admission £5. (023) 9252 1673.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 2pm-2.30pm. Teddy Bear Tales: Story Time for pre-school children. Snuggle down with your teddy and join staff from Portsmouth’s libraries and museums as they read stories featuring some of our favourite bears. Admission free. No need to book, just turn up. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Institute, 238, Havant Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Stubbington Ark Animal Shelter. Talk by Vanessa Eden, organised by the Over 50 Friendship Centre. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1.50 (inc tea and biscuit).
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.
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.
FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road (PO16 7EN). 9.30am-5pm. Sail and Steam. Recent oil paintings by Richard Ashworth.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Gods Port. Local artist Pete Codling will create a temporary freehand giant charcoal drawing. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
HAYLING ISLAND: Library, Elm Grove (PO11 9EE). 9am-5pm. May Day Arts Trail Exhibition. Exhibition in the foyer of work by May Day Arts Trail participants.
HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.
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: The Portsmouth Film Society, Omega Centre, Omega Street (PO5 4LP). Lore (12A), 8pm; Germany, 2012. Subtitled. Directed by Cate Shortland. Starring: Saskia Rosendahl, Nele Trebs and Kai-Peter Malina. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.
PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, Market Square. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Write Angle Poetry and Music Open Mic Night. Featuring special guests Anna-May Laugher and Susan Utting, two prize winning poets. Tickets £4. petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Kieran Goss. Singer-songwriter. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.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: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. McLars. Plus Dual Core and McKal. Admission £7.50. (023) 9286 3911.
SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russells, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... Glen Malo, 7pm; Ryan James, 7.30pm; Marley Bandford, 8pm; Nathalie Gunn, 8.30pm; The Founders Of, 9pm; The Harassments, 9.30pm; Natalie Earwaker, 10pm; The Doppler Shipft, 10.30pm-11pm.
SOUTHWICK: Golden Lion, High Street. 8.15pm-11pm. Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. (023) 9221 0437.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Pyjama Game. Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding. Admission: £31.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Blue Remembered Hills. By Dennis Potter. Directed by Psyche Stott. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 1.30pm, 7.30pm. Etch Dance Company and Intact Theatre. Featuring inspiring and exciting performances in a range of techniques and styles. Admission £7.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. Bram Stoker’s Dracula. 7.30pm. This version is set in the 1920s and is presented by HIADS. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.
PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 8pm. Thirteen (13). Bedales Summer Production, a grown-up story about growing up, a musical for all ages. Admission free. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8pm. An Evening with Bill Bailey. Silliness on a grand scale ... plus one amazing owl. Admission £25. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Birds of a Feather. Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph are back together! Admission: £20.50-£30. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
LISS: Triangle Centre. 7.30pm. An Adventure Through Die Cuts with Inky Fingers. Talk by Paula Watkins, organised by Liss in Stitches. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £5 for visitors. (01730) 890098.
PORTCHESTER: Portchester Parish Hall, Castle Street. 7.30pm. The Fort Cumberland Guard. Talk by Paul Hyde, organised by the Portchester Civic Society. Visitors and new members welcome.
PORTSMOUTH: British Rail Social Club, Selbourne Terrace, Fratton. 7.30pm for 8pm. Eastleigh Locomotive Works. Illustrated talk by Colin Boocock. 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.