Six things to do in the next 48 hours: August 7 and 8

Get crafty with The Creation Station at Southsea Castle. Picture: Shipu Rahman
Get crafty with The Creation Station at Southsea Castle. Picture: Shipu Rahman
rw images from Simon Hart


From: Simon Hart <southsea2006@yahoo.co.uk>

Even though George V proclaimed all German titles were to be given up by his family a century ago (July 17 1917), there is still physical evidence in our city of the Germanic royal house that once existed. Two commemoration stones relating to members of the royal house previous to the House of Windsor are so readily a part of the fabric of our daily lives but are probably in the most part overlooked.

A walk along Queen Street and on the corner with Aylward Street will present a building with a foundation stone that was laid by HRH Princess Henry of Battenberg in 1912. This was the married title of Queen Victoria's daughter Beatrice which was relinquished on 14 July 1917. From 17 July 1917 she was known as HRH the Princess Beatrice.

A visit to Sainsburys foyer in Commercial Road will provide the opportunity to see a commemoration stone for the opening of the Child's Ward of the Royal Hospital in 1909 by HH Princess Victoria of Schleswig

Four arrested after police crackdown in Commercial Road

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Your quick guide to what to do in the Portsmouth area

CRAFTS: THE CREATION STATION

Southsea Castle, tomorrow, times vary

Enjoy activities based on sandcastles and crabs, organised by arts and crafts favourites The Creation Station, in an idyllic coastal castle setting.

CINEMA: TO CATCH A THIEF

The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, Havant, today, 11am

Forget-Me-Not Cinema will host a relaxed screening of the Grace Kelly classic To Catch A Thief for people living with dementia and their families.

HISTORY: GUILDHALL TOURS

Portsmouth Guildhall, today, 2pm

Go behind the scenes and learn about the history of Portsmouth’s most magnificent building, followed by tea and cake included with your ticket.

THEATRE: GRIMM TALES

Cass Sculpture Foundation, Chichester, until August 19

Chichester Festival Youth Theatre are taking on Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales – For Young and Old, bringing the magic and macabre from the revered book to the stage.

HERITAGE: MEET THE CREW

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, tomorrow, 11am & 2pm

Join Captain Hardy aboard HMS Victory to discover more about life on board for the officers and men who served in the world’s most famous warship at the Battle of Trafalgar.

POP: KATE NASH

Concorde 2, Brighton, tomorrow, 7.30pm

Award-winning artist Kate Nash will hit the south coast as part of the tour marking the 10th anniversary of her platinum-selling debut album, Made Of Bricks.