A guide to what’s on around the area today.
FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street. 1.05pm-1.50pm. Lunchtime Concert. Performed by Fareham Leisure Centre 50+ Choir. Admission free, retiring collection for Tower and Clock Appeal. (01329) 232688.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).
PORTSMOUTH: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 9.15am-11.15am. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.
PORTSMOUTH: St Francis Church, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week.
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: Fareham Library, Osborn Road (PO16 7EN). 9.30am-5pm. Sail and Steam. Recent oil paintings by Richard Ashworth.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Gods Port. Local artist Pete Codling will create a temporary freehand giant charcoal drawing. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
HAYLING ISLAND: Library, Elm Grove (PO11 9EE). 9am-5pm. May Day Arts Trail Exhibition. Exhibition in the foyer of work by May Day Arts Trail participants.
HORNDEAN: Pumfrett Room, Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 9am-4.30pm. A Journey Through the Landscape. Exhibition of paintings by Sharon Hurst, G W Gascoigne and Trevor Glover. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.
PETERSFIELD: Flora Twort Gallery, Church Path. 10am-4pm. Churcher’s College Art Exhibition. Featuring a selection of lower school art work. (01730) 260756.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. 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: The Portsmouth Film Society, Omega Centre, Omega Street (PO5 4LP). Untouchable (15), 8pm; France, 2012. Subtitled. Directed by Oliver Nakache and Eric Toledano. Starring: François Cluzet, Omar Sy and Anne Le Ny. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Kim Richey. Country singer-songwriter. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Lounge @ The RMA Acoustic Showcase Night. rmatavern.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.
SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7pm. Amnesty International presents ... Tim Somerfield, Veto and The Sweetchunks Band. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.
SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russells, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... Danny Wright, 7pm; Alfie Horne, 7.30pm; Eloise Keating, 8pm; Dillon, 8.30pm; Alex Denham, 9pm; Iain Sillars, 9.30pm; Fugative Orchestra, 10pm-11pm.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. The Pyjama Game. Starring Hadley Fraser and Joanna Riding. Admission: £31.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. The Pitmen Painters. By Lee Hall. A humorous, deeply moving and timely look at art, class and politics. Admission: £20.50-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. High Society. Starring Michael Praed, Carolyn Pickles and Teddy Kempner. Admission: £21.50-£36. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
FAREHAM: United Reformed Church Hall, Osborn Road South (PO16 7DG). 7pm for 7.30pm start. Back to the Fuchsia. Talk by Christine Leary, 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 Anthony Stutchbury. Route is along Lee Promenade to the old swimming pool site, returning to Elmore Car Park. (023) 9255 1706.
PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church, Castle Street. 7.30pm. Fifty Years with the Hovercraft. Talk by Brian Russell, organised by The Portchester Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission by donation of £1 per head.
PORTSMOUTH: meet Baffins Community Centre, Westover Road, Copnor. 10.30am. Two/Three Mile Walk with Friends. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. 07703 443 988.
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.
SOUTHSEA: New Benildus Hall, St John’s College, Grove Road South. 7pm for 7.30pm. St John’s College Politics Society meeting. Bishop Richard Moth, formerly Vicar-General and Chancellor of the Southwark Archdiocese, will address the society. Refreshments available. stjohnscollege.co.uk.