What’s on around the area today
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Buddy Holly And The Cricketers. Rock ‘n’ roll musicians. Tribute act for Buddy Holly. Admission: £25, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: St James Hospital Social Hall, Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Ballroom Club. Evening of Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dance. Admission: £4. (023) 9307 7368.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2.
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: St Nicholas Church Hall, Battenburg Avenue. 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Rehersal evening. (023) 9282 9214.
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.
GOSPORT: The Royal Navy submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join submariner Sammy Sardine and find out how smelly submariners were, the ghastly food they ate and as for the loos... Free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.
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.
PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Racing to War: The Royal Navy and 1914. Exhibition that examines the dramatic opening of the navy’s war and the story of the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. Call (023) 9272 7595 or visit royalnavymuseum.org. GIGS
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night.
SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8.30pm. Lounge. Acoustic night. Free admission. (023) 9282 0896, rmatavern.co.uk.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Taken At Midnight. Theatre drama that explores a mother’s struggle and her son’s resistance during the Nazi movements. Tickets: £24-£40. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.
PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Oliver. Popular story of Charles Dickens’s timeless character. Music, lyrics and book by Lionel Bart. Admission: £14 adults, £10 children. (023) 9273 7370.
WALKS & TALKS
COPNOR: Meet at Baffins CC, Westover Road. 10.30am. A 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.
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore health walk. 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. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk. 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.