What’s on around the area today
COSHAM: The Link Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Easy listening music. Admission: £5 non-members.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-11am. Poems and Publication. Celia Leofsy reads some of her poems. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.
MILTON: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road, Portsmouth. 8pm. Drum nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9229 6352.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 11am. Guildhall Tours. Take a closer look into the history of the building. 08448 472362, portsmouthguildhall.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 2pm. Naval Tea Club. Listen to stories from the Navy and explore the artefacts and archive. Free admission, booking is required. Call (023) 9272 7595. historicdockyard.co.uk.
FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-4pm. Inspired by Landings. Photography exhibition of Russell Squires’s work to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. 01329 233734.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert of drawings in biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night.
SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents. Live music event showcasing Tim Cheatle, Stonecabin, The Explorers, Sophoe Darling, Jerry Williams, Nathalie Gunn, Gareth Howells and Ross Murphy. (023) 9282 6502, littlejohnnyrussells.com.
SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8.30pm. Lounge. Acoustic showcase night with Mike Keating and The Exits. Free admission. (023) 9282 0896, rmatavern.co.uk.
CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Guys and Dolls. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Pitcairn. Co-production from Out Of Joint and Shakespeare’s Globe. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA:Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Avenue Q. Musical that tells the story of the loveable characters. Created by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Admission: £22.50-£24. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
BISHOP’S WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street. 8pm. Meeting of the Meon Valley Locomotive Society with an illustrated talk by Bruce Oliver entitled Aspects of Railway Preservation Decades Apart. £2 donation. New members welcome. (023) 9269 8976.
COPNOR: meet at Baffins CC, Westover Road. 10.30am. 2/3 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are accredited to Walking for Health. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk for more information.
GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters. Talk from Sue Nickson on You Have Finished The Top, What Next? Admission: £3.50 for non-members. (023) 9258 5194.
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore health walk. Meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walkers needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk. Meet outside the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf Quays or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: John Pounds Centre, Queen Street. 2.30pm. Dickens Fellowship. Talk by Susan Healey called Ladies In Dickens, assisted by professor Tony Pointon (023) 9266 4205.