What’s on around the area today
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.
SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 1pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £4. (023) 9273 1281
WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, Maurepas Way. 7.45-10.30pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Always pleased to welcome new members. Tea and biscuits available. Admission: £3. (023) 9271 0060.
LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Lee. 9am-12.30pm. Boost Table Top and Craft Sale. Lee-On-The-Solent Residents Association event. Meet community organisations and craft businesses. Tables 6ft £6, 4ft £5. (023) 9255 1706.
PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. Ragga Jam Fitness at 9.30am. Residents coffee morning at 10am. Weight management at 10.30am. Maths level one at 12.15pm. Parent and toddler group at 1pm. Homework club at 3.30pm. Street dance at 4pm. Belly dancing at 7pm. (023) 9288 2550.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am. Mini Makers. Art workshop for toddlers-five year olds. Admission : £3. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 4pm-5.30pm. After school workshop. Join local artist Emma Noble for art sessions. Will encourage children to learn and use a range of techniques. Admission: £40 for weekly session from June 4-July 9. Booking is required. (023) 9277 8080.
SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.
COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Maureen Moss, June Bryant and Joyce Wood.
GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join Sammy Sardine and discover why submariners were smelly, why their food was ghastly, and as for their toilets... 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. 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.(023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Platform 2014. Selection of works from graduates. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.
BORDON: Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Station Road. 7.30pm. Belle (12A). An illegitamate mixed-race daughter of a Royal navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle. Tickets: £5, concession available. 01420 472664, phoenixarts.co.uk.
GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent. 8pm. Excelsior vintage jazz band. Organised by Gosport Jazz Club.(023) 9269 3988.
MILTON: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road, Portsmouth. 8pm. Open mic night. Musicians of all abilities welcome. Full turbo sound system. Call (023) 9229 6352.
CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Gypsy. Rose Hovick has big plans for her two young duaghters who are subjected to the spotlight from an early age. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm and 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.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. No Mans Land. Two plays about the role of women in the First World War – Voluntary Aid Detachment and The Canary Girls. Admission: £5. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.30pm. Anorak Of Fire and Deckchairs. Double bill production from HumDrum comprimising something light, dark, funny and sad. Admission: £9, concession available. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 7.30pm. A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Performed by the Corpus Christi Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission: £12. ccads-theatre.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Sister Act. Musical comedy featuring original music by Allen Menken. Performed by the Portsmouth Players. Admission: from £10, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Slow short walk to Baffins Pond. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. Option for a longer walk to Milton foreshore. Organised by the Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.
COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 2pm-4pm. Garden Birds. Talk by Douglas Yelland, organised by the Portsdown Branch of the U3A. Visitors (£2) and new members welcome. (023) 9269 7009, portsdownu3a.org.uk.
EASTNEY: Meet at Eastney CC, Bransbury Park. 10.30am. A 2-3 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are an independent walking group. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.
HAYLING ISLAND: Meet at Beachlands bus stop. 10.37am. Linear six mile ewalk to Havant. CHA Walking Club. (023) 9225 4289.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. Organised by The Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.
PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. Secrets Of The Royal Pavilion. Talk by Jackie Marsh-Hobbs, lecturer ad Brighton University. Organised by Petersfield U3A. Admission: £2 guests. 01730 827374.
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at bus terminus Canoe Lake, Southsea. 1pm. Slow short walk to the Canoe Lake cafe. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1379.
PORTSMOUTH: Portland Building, Portland Street. 6pm. Lecture from Claudia Maraston Professor of Astrophysics at the University Of Portsmouth. Admission is free but a ticket is needed, claudiamaraston.eventbrite.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Lecture Theatre 1, Richmond Building, University of Portsmouth. 7pm. Designing informative forecast systems for the climate services. Lecture by Dr Emma Suckling. Donations of £1.50 welcomed, pay and display parking available nearby, visit port.ac.uk/physsoc for more information.