A guide to what’s on around the area today
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).
PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Knit and Natter. Friendly group of beginners and experienced knitters. Just turn up and give it a go. Just £1.50 a session. (023) 9278 0500.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the paintings of Suzette Smith and Belinda. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Open Art Exhibition. A chance to see some of the best work by our local artists in an exhibition displaying a variety of styles and media. Visitors are invited to vote for their favourite piece. Both the visitors’ choice and the Rotarians’ choice are awarded prizes. Sponsored by the Gosport Rotary Club and Southern Co-operative. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Lounge at the RMA. Acoustic showcase night. 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. Lonely The Brave. Admission £6.50. (023) 8022 5612.
SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... Perry and Harry, 7pm; Megan Linford, 7.30pm; Eloise Keating, 8pm; Ash Watson, 8.30pm; comedian Steve Corrigan, 9pm; Lewis Bennett, 9.30pm; The Milkmen, 10pm; Damian Clarke, 10.30pm-11pm. vinylrecords.co.uk/gigguide.txt.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. The Perfect Murder. Adapted from the thriller by Peter James. Admission £12.50-£29.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
CHALTON: meet car park at Chalton (GR SU731130). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A 10-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.40am. (023) 9238 1867.
DENMEAD: All Saints Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 7.30pm. Daffodils In My Rucksack. A talk about daffodil hunting in the wild by Derrick Donnison-Morgan, organised by the Denmead Horticultural Society. All welcome. Visitors’ admission £2; members free. (023) 9225 4289.
FAREHAM: United Reformed Church Hall, Osborn Road South (PO16 7DG). 7pm for 7.30pm start. The Work of the World War I Remembrance Centre at Fort Widley Marking the 100th Anniversary of The Great War. Illustrated talk by Charles Haskell, organised by the Solent Fuchsia Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1.
LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: meet Elmore Car Park, Marine Parade East. 10am. Learn About Lee’s Historic Waterfront. Join this walk and talk, led by Ray Harding. Route is along Lee Promenade to the old swimming pool site, returning to Elmore Car Park. (023) 9217 8795, 9258 2875, leeresidents.org.uk.
PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church, Castle Street. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. The Coincidence That Led to WWI. Talk by Philip Robinson, organised by The Portchester Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission by donation of £1 per head. portchestersociety.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore Walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. 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.
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.