What’s on for Friday, August 1, 2014

Victor Ariat

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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.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-5pm. Junior Assault Course. Obstacle course suitable for children 3+. Admission: £3.50. 01329 233734.

FAREHAM: Tesco, Quay Street. (PO16 0LE). 10am-5pm. Charity Fun Day. 08456 719437.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 1pm. Artillery In Action. Watch the big guns in action. 01329 233734.

HILSEA: Jubilee Splashpool, Hilsea Lido, London Road. 11am-6pm. For children up to eight. Two shallow pools (no deeper than five inches). (023) 9266 2440 or bluelagoon@hilsea-lido.org.uk.

MIDHURST:New Grange Centre, Bepton Road. (GU29 9HD). 10.30am-4pm. Antique and Collectors Fair. Variety of antique and collectable items. Admission: £1.50. 01329 233734.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior, Historic Dockyard. 10.30am-4.30pm. Family activity area. Children’s play will include costumed role-play, toys, games and colouring sheets. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9272 8060.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, College Road, Historic Doackyard. 10.30am-5.30pm. Do You Have What it Takes To Serve In The 1914 British Army? Complete challenges to collect your identity card. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9289 3338.

PORTSMOUTH:National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-midday. Telescope Tales. Play in the new activity area, listen to stories, take part in role play and object handling. Free activity for children up to five. (023) 9298 4615.

PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road. 11am-2pm. The Beddow Bake Off. All cakes to be submitted with a list of ingredients by 10.30am. Classes for adults and children. (023) 9273 1848.

PORTSMOUTH:paulsgrove Library, Marsden Road. 11am-midday. Dogs Trust visit. Storytelling. Suitable for children aged five to 11. Free admission but spaces are limited, call (023) 9237 7818 to book.

PORTSMOUTH: Paulsgrove Prime Time, Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Doors open at 7pm. Comedy Festival. Eddie Izzard headlining. Admission: £39.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Get Me Out of Here - Commando Survival. Learn how to survive in hot jungle conditions and desert-themed survival activities. Admission: Adults £7, children £4. (023) 9281 9385.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 10am. The Southsea Show. Family-friendly activities. Rides, games, stalls and refreshments. Admission: Adults £8 children £5.


COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Until August 2. Art exhibition featuring paintings by ‘Belinda’ and Barbara Pearman.

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: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-5pm. Ebb and Flow. Art exhibition to commemorate and highlight Gosport’s role in D-Day. (023) 9252 3463.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Anglican Cathedral, High Street. 10am-6pm. Philip Jackson art exhibition. Donation £5. Money goes to The Rowans Hospice. (023) 9223 7146.

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.


HAYLING ISLAND: West Lane. 4pm-7pm. Garden with teas and plants for sale. Money goes to charity. Admission: £2.50. (0230 9246 2875.


BEDHAMPTON: The Swan, Jessie Road. 8.30pm. Amy Winehouse tribute.

CROOKHORN: Crookhorn Phoenix Club, Crookhorn Lane. 8.30pm. Portia gig.

HAVANT: The Curlew, Petersfield Road. 9pm. Rapid Tranq. Rock covers. Free admission. (023) 9248 4502.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Angie Haynes Band. rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. (023) 9282 1658.


CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Miss Julie and Black Comedy. Tickets: £24. 01243 181312.

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Amadeus. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 8pm. Comedy of Errors. Shakespeare play about two sets of twins separated at birth. Admission: £14, concessions available. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.


SOUTHSEA: meet at the Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Walk along the promenade. 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.