A guide to what’s on around the area today
FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church Hall, West Street (PO16 0EL). Midday-2pm. Lunchtime Concert. Featuring Vintage Sounds. Part of Fareham Music Month. Admission free. (01329) 232688.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Blooming Marvellous: intergenerational community knitted garden. Over 2,500 knitters and crocheters worked with participatory visual artist Pauline Stanley to create the garden. Come and join in to help our garden grow. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: Ground Floor Café, 1000 Lakeside, North Harbour (PO6 3EN). 10am-4pm. Stitches to Dye For Embroidery Exhibition. Portsmouth and District Embroiderers Guild have collaborated with Portsmouth Young Embroiderers in putting on this exhibition. (023) 9238 9056.
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 Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Gaz Brookfield. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Andrews Brothers. Playing a mix of rock, pop, soul and jazz in style. rmatavern.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-11.30pm. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9229 6352.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Electric Eel Shock. Admission £6. (023) 8022 5612.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Stevie. By Hugh Whitemore, a tribute to the life and work of Stevie Smith. Starring Zoë Wanamaker. Admission: £18-£22. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. West Side Story. A vibrant stage production of the classic musical. Admission £15-£45, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Birdsong. A mesmerising story of love and courage, based on the novel by Sebastian Faulks. Admission £21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
PORTSMOUTH: meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime Walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.