What’s on around the area today
SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 7.45pm. Concert of music for various solo voices, clarinet and piano. Light refreshments. Collection for organ fund.
COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club function room, Spur Road. 7.30-11pm. Club 50 disco. Golden oldies and disco classics with Denis Kaye. All welcome. £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk
HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Hall, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5BG). 2pm-4pm. T-Dance. Admission £3 (inc tea/biscuits). 07950 730 274.
HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London road. 2-4pm. Tea dance with sequence dances and some ballroom. £2.50 (023) 9226 6177.
FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 2pm-4pm. Friendship club for over-60s. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.
GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. An evening of clairvoyance with Jenny Docherty. £8. Must book (023) 9252 3463. hants.gov.uk/gdc.
HAVANT: Bedhampton Social Hall, Bedhampton Road. 7.30pm. Capella four-part harmony singing group. Rehersal. 07712 687 911.
HILSEA: Jubilee Splashpool, Hilsea Lido, London Road. 11am-6pm. For children of eight and under. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road. Midday-1pm. Teddy Bear Picnic. Listen to stories, take part in arts and crafts. Each child will receive a free booklet. (023) 9268 8144.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 5pm-8pm. Al Fresco. Mixture of Jazz, Blues and World Music. Tapas and drinks will be available.
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12pm. Thursday Chat and Tea Club. Social group for over-50s. £2. (023) 92688 705.
WEST MEON: St John the Evangelist Church and other locations. West Meon Festival of Books. Celebration of literature drawing on regional links and stories to bring together authors. Highlights include Kate Adie, PeterBaxter, Rachel Cooke, RobertGoddard, Tessa Hadley and Tom Holland. westmeonfestival.co.uk.
COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop,level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Until August 2. Art exhibition featuring paintings by ‘Belinda’ and Barbara Pearman.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-5pm. Ebb and Flow. Art exhibition to commemorate and highlight Gosport’s role in D-Day. (023) 9252 3463.
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. No Place Like Pompey. A Study in Sherlock. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 10am-4pm. Joella Wheatle’s solo exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Lindsay Taylor’s textile exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.
SOUTHSEA: Fat Fox, Victoria Road South. 7pm. We are Carnivores, Midday Commitee, CPR, Komaro. Admission: £4. (023) 9235 6255.
SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney Presents Play @ The RMA. Live music showcase featuring different acts with live streaming at Thursdaymusic.co.uk. Admission is free. (023) 9282 0896.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road 7.30pm. Avenue Q. Musical theatre production. 01329 231942.
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road. 7.30pm. All the Fun of the Fair. Musical theatre production. (023) 9246 6363.
PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 8pm. Comedy of Errors. Shakespeare play about two sets of twins separated at birth collide in the same city. Admission: £14, concessions available. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Admiralty House Gardens, HM Naval Base, Royal Dockyard. 7.30pm. A Midsummer Nights Dream. Bring a picnic and watch the play.
WALKS & TALKS
HILSEA: meet at Scott Road car park. 10.30am. Walk around the Forest Foxes. Led by Volunteer walkers. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1762.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. Making a Difference with 75p a Day – World Vision. Talk by Sue Tinney, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.
PETERSFIELD: Herne Farm Leisure Centre, Moggs Mead. 7.30pm. Passion for Poppies. Talk by Sandy Worth, organised by the Petersfield Gardeners’ Club. Visitors and new members welcome. (01730) 261263.
PORTSEA: meet at the reception of the John Pounds Centre, Queen Street. 2pm. Slow short walk to Victoria Park. Led by Volunteer walkers. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1762.