A guide to what’s on around the area today.
SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Instant Soop. The live improvised show. Admission £9. (023) 9286 3911.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).
PORTSMOUTH: The Learning Place, 6, Derby Road, North End. 1pm-3pm. The Basics of Email. A free five-week course. (023) 9262 1860. Also Get Going on the Internet. A free four-week course. £5. (023) 9262 1860 for further details.
CHICHESTER: Wilson Studio Gallery, Oxmarket Centre of Arts, off East Street (PO19 1YH). 10am-4.30pm. Agata Wojcieszkiewicz Portraits. Presenting Agata’s contemporary approach to portraiture. (01243) 779103.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Val Carter. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-4.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.
PETERSFIELD: Bedales Gallery, Church Road, Steep. 2pm-5pm. Documentary Photography from Bangladesh. The photographer, curator and activist Shahidul Alam is the founder of the award-winning Drik Agency and Pathshala, the leading South Asian Institute of Photography. (01730) 711511, bedales.org.uk.
PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Museum, The Old Court House, St Peter’s Road (GU2 3HX). 10am-4pm. Beliefs: Religion and Spirituality in Petersfield and Beyond. At the centre of the exhibition are a series of portraits of local people of different faiths and of no faith featuring their personal thoughts on religion and spirituality, and related artefacts. (01730) 262601.
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.
OLD ALRESFORD: Old Alresford House, Colden Road. 10am-5pm. Garden Open. 18th Century landscape garden restored from original plans. 22-acre parkland surrounded by 13-acre gardens. Illustrated 40-minute talk by owner at 11am and 2pm. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £5.
PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, Market Square. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Write Angle Poetry and Music Open Mic Night. Featuring special guest Richard Tyrone Jones. Plus open mic for anyone to show what they can do, or just come and enjoy. Admission £4. petersfieldwriteangle.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. 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. The Ramona Flowers. Alternative/indie/rock. Admission £6. (023) 8022 5612.
SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... The Brothers Doob, 7.30pm; Mike Keating, 8pm; Lewis Bennett, 8.30pm; David Ralph, 9pm; Stefikie (tbc), 9.30pm; Aviv, 10pm-11pm. vinylrecords.co.uk/gigguide.txt.
SOUTHWICK: Golden Lion, High Street (PO17 6EB). 8.15pm-11pm. Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. (023) 9221 0437.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Another Country. By Julian Mitchell. Directed by Jeremy Herrin. Scandal in a 1930s English public school. Admission: £30.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Dancing Queen: The Concert. The ultimate party show. Admission: £19.50-£21.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. Pornography. By Simon Stephens. Bedales Drama – The Sixth Form Production. Admission free. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Evita. Starring Marti Pello, Madalena Aleerto and Mark Heenehan. Admission: £12-£37. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Verdi’s Aida. Presented by Opera and Ballet International. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Admission £18-£27. (023) 9282 8282.
TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. London Wall. A wry look at the lives of office workers in 1930s London. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7pm. Shakespeare Schools Festival. Four schools will perform four different Shakespeare plays. Come along and celebrate the achievements of your local schools. Admission £8.50. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
LISS: Triangle Centre, Mill Road (GU33 7DX). 7.30pm. Annual General Meeting and Members’ Works organised by Liss in Stitches. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £5 for visitors. (01730) 890098.
PORTCHESTER: Portchester Parish Hall, Castle Street. 7.30pm. Elizabethan Portchester. Talk by Bryan Jerrard, organised by the Portchester Civic Society. Visitors and new members welcome.
PORTSMOUTH: British Rail Social Club, Selbourne Terrace, Fratton. 7.30pm for 8pm. Industrial Steam. Illustrated talk by Barry Eagles. Organised by the Portsmouth Regional Group of the Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: by £2 donation. (023) 9267 1251.
PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Institute, 238, Havant Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Bees. A talk by Roy Godfrey, organised by the Over 50 Friendship Centre. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1.50 (inc tea and biscuit).
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.