What’s on around the area today
CHICHESTER: Lavant Memorial Hall, Pook Lane. 8pm. John Permenter. Fiddle player. Admission: £5. (01243 527439.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 2pm. The Royal Marines School Of Music. Features the Concert Band, Orchestra, Big Band and the Corps and Drums. Admission: £12. 0844 8472362.
CHICHESTER: West Dean Gardens. (PO18 0RX). 10.30am-11pm. Chilli Fiesta. Live music, food and entertainment. Admission: £8 in advance, £9.50 on the day. Visit westdean.org.uk/chilli.
FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane. 9am-midday. Stubbington Country Market. Freshly-made cakes and dairy products. Hand-made crafts.
FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-5pm. Junior Assault Course. Obstacle course suitable for children 3+. Admission: £3.50. 01329 233734.
FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 1pm. Artillery In Action. Watch the big guns in action. 01329 233734.
HILSEA: Jubilee Splashpool, Hilsea Lido, London Road. 11am-6pm. For children up to eight. Two shallow pools (no deeper than five inches). Play features and rubber safety surfaces. Toilets and baby changing facilities. Picnic tables, seats and refreshments. Free admission and free parking. (023) 9266 2440 or email@example.com.
PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, College Road, Historic Doackyard. 10.30am-5.30pm. Do you have what it takes to serve in the 1914 British Army? Complete challenges to collect your identity card. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard tickets. (023) 9289 3338.
PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior, Historic Dockyard. 10.30am-4.30pm. Family activity area. Children’s play will include costumed role-play, toys, games and colouring sheets. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9272 8060.
PORTSMOUTH: Paulsgrove Prime Time, Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.
SOUTHSEA: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Get Me Out of Here - Commando Survival. Learn how to survive in hot jungle conditions and desert-themed survival activities. Admission: Adults £7, children £4. (023) 9281 9385.
COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm. Exhibition of paintings by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor.
EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. The Men Of Emsworth Who Went To War 1914-1918. Exhibition from Linda Newell to portray the lives of people from Emsworth involved in the First World War. 01243 378091.
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.
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.
CROOKHORN: The Phoenix Club, Crookhorn Community Centre, Crookhorn Lane. 8.30pm. Rhianna tribute.
HAVANT: The Curlew, Petersfield Road. 9pm. 60 Watts. Cover band. Free admission. (023) 9248 4502.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Carter and Cooper Boys.
SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8.30pm. Non Stop ’70s and’80s songs. Free admission. (023) 9282 0896, rmatavern.co.uk.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Miss Julie and Black Comedy. Tickets: £24. 01243 181312.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Deaf Centre, Arundel Street. 7.45pm. Theatres of War. Production from the Phoenix Players. Features songs from the First and Second World War. Will also be a one-act play by Christopher Kell. Admission: £6. 08454 676 462.
WALKS & TALKS
SOUTHSEA: meet at the Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Walk along the promenade. 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.