What’s on around the area today
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).
SOUTHSEA: St Jude’s Church, Kent Road. 2pm-4pm. Social Group for the Over 50s. Enjoy a chat over a cup of tea? Want to meet new people? Have the opportunity to try activities? Then come along! Admission £2. (023) 9268 8705.
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. Blooming Marvellous: intergenerational community knitted garden. Over 2,500 knitters and crocheters worked with participatory visual artist Pauline Stanley to create the garden. Come and join in to help our garden grow. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 10am-4pm. South Hampshire Calligraphers’ Exhibition.
PORTSMOUTH: Ground Floor Café, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour (PO6 3EN). 10am-4pm. Stitches to Dye For Embroidery Exhibition. Portsmouth and District Embroiderers Guild have collaborated with Portsmouth Young Embroiderers in putting on this exhibition. (023) 9238 9056.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11.15pm. Chantel McGregor. Blues. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Daniel O’Donnell. Admission £37.50-£39.50. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.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. 8pm-11.30pm. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9229 6352.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. TheSwellers. Admission £7. (023) 8022 5612.
SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... Lucy Murphy, 7pm; Matt Tarrant, 7.30pm; Sophie Darling, 8pm; Eloise Keating, 8.30pm; Nathalie Gunn, 9.15pm; Lewis Bennett, 10pm; The Fugative Orchestra, 10.30pm. vinylrecords.co.uk/gigguide.txt.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Stevie. By Hugh Whitemore, a tribute to the life and work of Stevie Smith. Starring Zoë Wanamaker. Admission: £24-£33. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.
PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. Ian Bostridge (tenor) accompanied by James Cheung (piano). Performing songs by Charles Ives, Benjamin Britten’s Winter Word and the original 12-song version of Schubert’s Winterreise. Part of the Wilfred Brown Song Recital Series. Admission £17, concs. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. 20th Century Boy. The Marc Bolan Musical – prior to West End. Starring: Sue Jenkins, Luke Bailey and Warren Sollars. Admission £15-£32, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Blood Brothers. Starring: Maureen Nolan, Sean Jones, Mark Hutchinson and Tracy Spencer. With Kristofer Harding as narrator. Admission £27.50-£29.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.
WALKS & TALKS
COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, The Links, Havant Road. 7.15pm for 7.30pm start. Shakespeare in Hampshire. Talk by George Watts, organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society Portsmouth Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-familyhistory.com/groups/portsmouth.
FAREHAM: United Reformed Church Hall, Osborn Road South (PO16 7DG). 7pm for 7.30pm start. Weird and Wonderful Plants. Talk by Alan Martin, organised by the Solent Fuchsia Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1.
LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: meet Elmore Car Park, Marine Parade East. 10am. Learn About Lee’s Historic Waterfront. Join this walk and talk, led by Anthony Stutchbury. Route is along Lee Promenade to the old swimming pool site, returning to Elmore Car Park. (023) 9255 1706, leeresidents.org.uk.
PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church, Castle Street. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. The Thames Flood Barrier. Talk by John Hounslow, organised by The Portchester Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission by donation of £1 per head. portchestersociety.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: meet Baffins Community Centre, Westover Road, Copnor. 10.30am. Walking Friends Portsmouth Two/Three Mile Walk. New walkers please arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.
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.