What’s on for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Holly V Maslen's artwork out for Free Art Friday at The Square Tower

THE BIG READ ‘What a treat it must be, to be out and find a piece of art’

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DANCING

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2.

EVENTS

MILTON: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road, Portsmouth. 8pm. Drum nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9229 6352.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 11am. Guildhall Tours. Take a closer look into the history of the building. 08448 472362, portsmouthguildhall.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 2.30pm. Afternoon tea with the Royal Navy on HMS Victory. Have tea with the Commanding Officer of HMS Victory, see artefacts and ask questions. Admission; £25. Booking is essential. (023) 9272 7595, community@nmrn.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Art exhibition featuring paintings by Joyce Wood and June Bryant.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’s work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 01329 233734.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert of drawings in biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, Market Square . 7.30pm. Open Mic and Guest. Poetry and music for anyone. Includes special guest Jack Warshaw – authentic american folk singer. Admission: £4. petersfirldwriteangle.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents. Live music event showcasing Indigo Vat, Dean jack Curtis, Martin Coyne, Beth Oliver Band, The Folsom and Marley Blandford. (023) 9282 6502, littlejohnnyrussells.com.

SOUTHSEA: The Fat Fox, Victoria Road South. 8pm. The Hiding Place, Angry Joe and Komaro. Admission: £3. (023) 9235 6255.

SOUTHWICK: The Golden Lion, High Street.8.15pm-11pm. Jazz gig. Staring The Delta Syncoptors. (023) 9221 0473.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Guys and Dolls. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Pitcairn. Co-production from Out Of Joint and Shakespeare’s Globe. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

COPNOR: meet at Baffins CC, Westover Road. 10.30am. 2/3 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are accredited to Walking for Health. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.

PORTCHESTER: The Parish Hall, Castle Street. 7.30pm. Wildlife of a Working Forest. Talk by Mike Read. Organised by the Portchester Civic Society. (023) 9238 2778.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore health walk. Meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walkers needed for future walks. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 to volunteer or for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk. Meet outside the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf Quays or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: British Rail Social Club, Selbourne Terrace, Fratton. 7.30pm. Railways in the 1960s. Illustrated talk by Derek Spicer. 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.