What’s on for Monday, August 18, 2014

Tom Chambers as  Bobby and company in Crazy For You. Picture by Richard Davenport

Nice Work If You Can Get It for former Strictly winner Tom Chambers in Crazy For You at Mayflower Theatre

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What’s on around the area today

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Association, Wootton Road. 7.30pm-10pm. Modern sequence dance club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50. Tea and biscuits included.(023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2.50.

EVENTS

COPNOR: Copnor Coffeee Club, North End Baptist Church. 10am-midday. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 2pm-3pm. The Science of Dr Who. Learn about the worlds of Dr Who with author Mark Brake and TV presenter Jon Chase. Admission: £4. Booking is essential, call (023) 9252 3463.

HILSEA: Jubilee Splashpool, Hilsea Lido, London Road. 11am-6pm. For children up to eight. Two shallow pools (no deeper than five inches). Play features and rubber safety surfaces. Toilets and baby changing facilities. Picnic tables, seats and refreshments. Free admission and free parking. (023) 9266 2440 or bluelagoon@hilsea-lido.org.uk.

PAULSGROVE: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. 10am-4pm. Drama workshops. Acting, singing and dancing with professionals from the New Theatre Royal. For ages 8+. Admission: £15 per day. (023) 9288 2550.

PAULSGROVE: Paulsgrove Library, Marsden Road. Midday-1pm. Teddy Bears Picnic. Listen to stories and take part in colouring. Free booklet for every child who attends. (023) 9268 8144.

PAULSGROVE: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. 2pm-4pm. IT holiday clubs. Animal antics theme. Suitable for children between six and 11. Free admission. (023) 9288 2550.

PETERSFIELD:The JCPF Phoenix Centre Healing Clinic, Winton House, High Street. 10.30am-12.45pm and 4pm-8pm. Spiritual Healing Clinic. Free admission. (023) 9269 3169.

PORTSMOUTH: Watersports Centre, Eastern Road. 9.30am-5pm. Watersports week. Kayaking, climbing wall with high ropes, den building, beach safari, raft building bushcraft skills and more. Admission: £125 per week, day prices also available. Booking is essential. (023) 9266 3873.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community centre, malins Road, North End. 10.30am-12.45pm and 4pm-8pm. Spiritual Healing Clinic. Free admission. (023) 9269 3169.

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: 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.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm. Exhibition of paintings by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. Surroundings. Art exhibition by Simon Whitcomb on living and working in Portsmouth.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Karma to Burn. Hard rock band. Admission: £10. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

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

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road. 7.45pm. Spider’s Web. Play by Agatha Christie. Performed by HIADS theatre group. (023) 9246 6363.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Victoria Park. 10.30am. Health walk. Meet at The Bridge Centre, Fratton. Buggy and wheelchair-friendly walk. 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 to support the scheme. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at South Parade Pier, Southsea. 1pm. Pier to pier health walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs.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: Canoe Lake, Southsea, 1pm. New health walk. Meet at bus terminus for a slow short walk to the Canoe Lake cafe. 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: South Parade Pier, Southsea. 7.30pm. Eastney seafront health walk. An evening stroll along the seafront towards Eastney and returning to the pier via Eastern Parade. New walkers to arrive early to register. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.