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Children's activites at the Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays.
Children's activites at the Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays.
Dr John Steadman, archivist of Portsmouth History Centre based at Portsmouth Central Library     Picture:  Malcolm Wells

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MEET: Members of the Normandy Veterans’ Association will be at the D-Day museum between 11am and 2.30pm during the half term to talk about their experiences in the Battle of Normandy. Call (023) 9282 7261.

EXPLORE: Discover fascinating wildlife specimens next week and learn fun facts at the Portsmouth Natural History Museum, Cumberland House. At Toads and Toadstools, you can take part in a range of family activities. Admission is free. Call (023) 9282 7261.

FASHION: Create new outfits or turn old ones into something else with a free day out at the SEARCH Hands on Centre in Gosport. On Monday you can join one of three workshops where you are given a T-shirt to decorate, or make a new outfit from old fabric and junk materials. Admission is free. Call (023) 9250 1957 for more details.

MAKE: All of next week at the Aspex Gallery in Gunwharf Quays you can join in holiday art workshops. Aimed at eight to 13 year olds, the week offers a range of activities to keep you entertained. It cost £40 for a three day week, from 11am until 3pm. Wear old clothes and bring a packed lunch. Call (023) 9277 8080 for more details.

discover: From craft to object-handling and dressing up, there will be lots of exciting things to see and do at the National Museum of the Royal Navy on Thursday. Enjoy a range of activities and explore artefacts with the Sea Life Community Roadshow. Admission to the event is free. Call (023) 9272 7582 for more information.