A guide to what’s on around the area today.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).
SOUTHSEA: Natural History Museum, Cumberland House, Eastern Parade. 11am-11.30am. Animal Tales Story Time! All families welcome but most suitable for those with children under five. Admission free. (023) 9281 5276.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring paintings by Maureen Moss and photographs by Steve Guilfoyle. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.
PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Museum, The Old Court House, St Peter’s Road (GU2 3HX). 10am-4pm. Beliefs: Religion and Spirituality in Petersfield and Beyond. At the centre of the exhibition are a series of portraits of local people of different faiths and of no faith featuring their personal thoughts on religion and spirituality, and related artefacts. (01730) 262601.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. 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: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Paper Aeroplanes. Folk, pop. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Andrews Brothers. Playing a mix of rock, pop, jazz and soul in style. 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. The Monster NME Radar Tour. Featuring: Cerebral Ballzy, The Amazing Snakeheads; plus special guests. (023) 8022 5612.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Heavy. Plus special guests The Computers. Admission £12. (023) 9286 3911.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. The Crosby Years Christmas Special. Join Tony Jacobs and his band plus special guest vocalist Louise Cookman as they celebrate the man who has become synonymous with this festive season. Admission: £18.50-£19.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. The Nutcracker. Performed by the Russian State Ballet and Opera House with a live 30-piece Orchestra. Admission £28-£30, concs. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.15pm. Puccini’s Tosca. Performed by the Welsh National Opera. Sung in Italian with surtitles in English and Welsh. Admission: £7.50-£40, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Marriage torn apart and put together again. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
WALKS & TALKS
LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 7.30pm. The Submarine Museum. Daniel Ball, from the Submarine Museum, talks about the new and improved attractions, also learn about the history of the Submarine Service. Organised by Lee-on-the-Solent Residents Association. Refreshments available. All welcome. (023) 9255 1547, leeresidents.org.uk.
PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2pm-3.30pm. The History of the Sewing Machine. Talk by Dr Martin Gregory, organised by the Science and Technology Group of the Petersfield University of the Third Age. Admission £2 to cover costs. petersfieldu3a.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.