What’s on around the area today
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 7.30pm. Virginia Ironside is Growing Old Disgracefully. Admission: £10. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime concert with Cantum Barbum ensemble. Sandwiches and light refreshments available for purchase. Admission £3. (023) 9282 3300.
HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.
FAREHAM: Hill Park Memorial Working Men’s Club, Highlands Road. (PO15 6JD). 8pm. England v Uruguay, World Cup screening. 01329 280782.
FRATTON: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 2pm-4pm. Friendship club for the over-60s. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 7.15pm. Book Group. Admission: £5. (023) 9252 3463.
HAVANT: Bedhampton Social Hall, Bedhampton Road. 7.30pm. Capella four-part harmony singing group. Rehersal. 07712 687 911.
PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. Midday. Enjoy a light lunch. All money raised goes to charity.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 2pm-4pm. Afternoon Teas. Have either a traditional or savoury afternoon tea. Admission: £16. Minimum 48 hours notice required. (023) 9277 8080.
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-midday. Social Group for the Over-50s. Admission £2. (023) 9268 8705.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by The Alresford Monday Painting Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
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: 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.
GOSPORT: Driftwood Studio and Gallery, North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. (PO12 1BP). 11am-4pm. Marine Art Exhibition. Exhibition by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter with watercolours, oils, chartworks and driftwood art.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 10am-5.30pm. Jewellers’ showcase. See and buy British craftmanship. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete ... recollections of the Brutalist structure 10 years after demolition. 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: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-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.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 6pm-8pm. Jonny Hannah exhibition. Showing contemporary art from artists based in the south of England. (023) 9277 8080.
PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. We are the Best! (15). Admission £7.50, . 07435 029 408.
SOBERTON: Appletree House, Station Road. 12pm-4pm. Modern garden. Admission: £3.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.
SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road.. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents ... The Bleechers, 7pm; Treasure Smiths, 7.30pm; Sophie Darling, 8pm; Matt Jarvis, 8.30pm; Thin Wire Fence, 9pm; Rock N Roll Raffle 10pm; Stonecabin, 10.15pm; Discovery Rock Band, 10.45pmvinylrecords.co.uk/gigguide.txt.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. (PO19 6AP). 2.45pm and 7.45pm. Pressure. Admission: £18-£22. cft.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. 2014 Be Your Best Rock Challenge: Southern Open Final. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Tommy. (023) 9282 8282.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Dirty Dancing. Admission £19.50-£48.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Volpone. An elderly Venetian, connives with his money-crazed servant to convince his greedy friends that he is dying, knowing that each will try to curry favor with him in order to be named his heir. Admission: £8-£11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
WALKS & TALKS
CHICHESTER: 9, North Pallant (PO19 1TJ). 8pm. Kenneth Clark. Talk by Chris Stephens. Admission £8.50, . (01243) 774557. pallant.org.uk.
COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-3pm. Costal Change and Historic Remains. A talk by the English Heritage.
GOSPORT: Royal Navy Submarine Museum. 9pm. X-Craft: Lighting the way on D-Day. Talk by Alexandra Geary, keeper of artefacts at the RN Submarine Museum. Admission £10. Booking is essential please call (023) 9251 0354 or E-mail email@example.com.
HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road (PO11 0HB). 2pm. Causes and Effects of the Second World War. A new talk for 1914 by Michael Forrest, organised by the Hayling Island branch of the U3A. Visitors (£2) and new members welcome. (023) 9246 5010, 9246 4893.
PORTSMOUTH: meet at the east gate of Fort Widley on Portsdown Hill. 10am. Summer Flowers on Portsdown Hill. Walk looking for orchids and trefoils. Wear walking boots and waterproofs. Led by Richard Jones. (023) 9238 9623.
PORTSMOUTH: meet Scott Road car park (off Military Road by The News Centre). 10.30am. Hilsea Lines Walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘foxes forest’ with its abundance of wildlife. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1379.