What’s on around the area today
CHICHESTER: Lavant Memorial Hall, Pook Lane. 8pm. Blake and Brazil. Admission: £5. 01243 527439.
BUCKLAND: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Ballroom, Latin, sequence. Admission: £3. (023) 9235 1162.
FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane. 9am-midday. Stubbington Country Market. Freshly made cakes and dairy products. Hand-made crafts.
GOSPORT: Across the town. 9.30am. Variety of events at 50 locations for the Heritage Open Days. Visit gosportheritage.co.uk.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 4pm. Celebrate Roald Dahl Day. Fun activities including his stories. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.
PORTCHESTER: Portchester Castle, Church Lane. 2pm-5pm. Guided Tours of St Mary’s Church. 01329 236274.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth. 10am-4pm. Heritage open day. portsmouthcathedral.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, College Road, Historic Dockyard. 10.30am. Special Interest Tour. Detailed and informative tour looking at the history of Boathouse No. 6. Booking is essential. (023) 9289 3338.
PORTSMOUTH: Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base. 10.30am, 11.45am, 1.30pm and 3pm. Below HMS Victory’s Waterline. Unique chance to go below the water line of the vessel. Not suitable for children under 14. Booking is essential. firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORTSMOUTH:National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Monitor M33. Get on board the First World War Monitor M33 – one of the only two Royal Navy ships that survived from the war.
PORTSMOUTH: All Saints Church, Commercial Road. 2pm. Friends Without Borders. Celebration of 20 years of Haslar Visitors’ Group. (023) 9283 9222, friendswithoutborders.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 11am-5pm. Tour of the theatre. Go behind the scenes of the Grade II listed building. Booking is essential. (023) 9285 6700, (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk
COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Art exhibition featuring paintings by Joyce Wood and June Bryant.
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.
GOSPORT: Explosion! Museum, Priddy’s Hard. 10am-4pm. Art exhibition from the Lee-On-The-Solent Art Group. Art and crafts on display and for purchase.
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.
PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. 7pm.Jimmy’s Hall (12A). The true story of Jimmy Gralton’s mission to energise a rural community in 1930s. Admission: £8 adults, £6.50 children. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Victoria Park. 8.30pm. A Field In England (2013). A group of deserters flee from a raging battle but are captured by an alchemist. Organised by the Portsmouth Film Society. Admission: £5. 07528 808 400, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.
COPNOR: Harvest Home, Copnor Road. (PO3 5AN). 9pm. The Bootlegs. (023) 9234 1665.
CROOKRON: The Crookhorn Phoenix Club, Crookhorn Lane. 8pm. Little Lol and DJ Jerry.
HAVANT: The Curlew, Petersfield Road. 9pm. Thursdays Child. Rock covers. Free admission. (023) 9248 4502.
PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Drake, Silverlock Close. 9.15pm. Reactor 1.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Steve Williams.
SOUTHSEA: Kitsch N D’Or Restaurant, Eldon Street. 7.30pm. Jazz gig. Staring Sweet ‘N’ Hot. (023) 9269 3988.
SOUTHSEA: The Jolly Sailor, Clarence Parade. 8pm. Dave Peppers Disco Special. (023) 9229 5195. jollysailorsouthsea.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Kent Duchaine. Authentic Delta slide blues. (023) 9282 1658.
SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8.30pm. Spike’s Leg-endary classic vinyl rock roadshow. Free admission. (023) 9282 0896, rmatavern.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. Soulpatch. Local band. (023) 9278 0860.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 10pm. It’s a Sin. Playing a mix of pre-year-2000 party anthems. (023) 9286 3911, wedgewood-rooms.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. 8.30pm. 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
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. HMS Medusa, Harbour Defence Motor Launch. Talk with video footage, models and objects to show what life was like on board costal forces crafts of the Second World War. Booking is essential. (023) 9252 3463, hants.gov.uk/gdc.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.45pm. Literary Festival Warm Up. Hear about this year’s festival programme and listen to readings and poems. Admission: £6. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: meet at Elmore car park. 10am. Lee Historic Waterfront Walk and Talk. Learn about the waterfront history of Lee. (023) 9255 1706.
SOUTHSEA: meet at the Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Walk along the promenade. 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.