What’s on around the area today
PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 1pm. Lunchtime Organ Recital. Featuring Mark Dancer. Admission free, retiring collection. (023) 9247 5259, (01730) 261199.
Portsmouth: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Gareth Malone: The Live Tour. Choirmaster Gareth has assembled the country’s finest young talent to go on a UK tour. Admission £22-£36. (023) 9282 4355.
PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guidhall Walk. (PO1 2DD) 7.30pm. Elias String Quartet. Admission £14. Box office (023) 9264 9000.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).
GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke (PO12 2BY). 7.30pm-9.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters. Annie Harris will be getting everyone sewing the charity quilt. All welcome. £3.50 for visitors.
HAYLING ISLAND: Littlewood, 163, West Lane. 10.30am-midday. Coffee Morning. Enjoy the woodland garden. All proceeds to the Hayling Island branch of the Conservative Association. All welcome. (023) 9246 3595.
PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy. 2pm-4pm. Naval Tea Club. Tea, chat, listen to stories and look at arettefacts. Free but booking is required. (023) 9272 7595.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. All about The Song. Search for the region’s greatest singer-songwriter. Admission: £2. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. Friendly atmosphere. (023) 9229 6352.
SOUTHSEA: St Jude’s Church, Kent Road. 2pm-4pm. Social Group for the Over 50s. Enjoy a chat over a cup of tea? Want to meet new people? Have the opportunity to try activities? Then come along! 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.
EMSWORTH: Emsworth Community Centre, Westbourne Road. 2pm-6pm. D-Day commeoration exhibition. Will include special tapestry, war-time bicycle, propaganda, posters, caricatures, badges and medals. 01243 378742. FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’ work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. (023) 9271 0060.
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.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre. 10am-5.30pm. Jewellers’ showcase. See and buy British craftmanship. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf. 10am-6pm. Second World War exhibition. Admission: £8.95 adults, £6.95 children. (023) 9285 7520.
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.
BRIGHTON: Concorde 2, Maderia Shelter Hall, Maderia Drive. (BN2 1EN). 7.30pm. The Pierces. Admission: £15. 08448 110051.
SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. South Downs College Students end of term gig. (023) 9286 3911.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. (PO19 6AP). 7.45pm. Pressure. Admission: £18-£22. cft.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 2.45pm. Tender Loving Care. Production to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day. Admission £12. (023) 9264 6477.
PORTSEA Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 8pm. ‘If’ production. Production based on the life of Rudyard Kipling a popular early 20th century writer. Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Dirty Dancing. Admission £19.50-£48.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
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.
PORTSMOUTH: Room EW1.11, Eldon West Building, University of Portsmouth, Middle Street (PO1 2DJ). 6.30pm for 7pm.Tulipmania: the story of this bulb that came from Turkey and was the ruin of many. Illustrated talk by Celia Fisher, organised by the Portsea Island Decorative and Fine Arts Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9242 3976, portsmouthnadfas.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street, Bishop’s Waltham. 8pm. Illustrated talk by Chris Ford on The Work of the Rail Accident Investiation Board. Admission: £2 guests. (023) 9269 8976.