What’s on for Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17, 2014

The Portsmouth Grammar School team in full flight, 1965                                              Picture: Tim Runnacles

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What’s on around the area this weekend

DANCING

WICKHAM: Community Centre, Mill Lane. 8pm-11pm. Saturday Ballroom Dance. Admission £4. 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

ALVERSTOKE: The Parish Centre, Green Road. 12.15pm. Annual summer show. You can enter the show schedules at any allotment site in the area or by calling (023) 9258 7662.

BISHOP’S WALTHAM: Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge Lane. (SO32 1GD). 11am. Charity Fun Dog Day. Dog show with guest judge TV director Jemima Harrison. In aid of Tailwaggers Trust and Macmillan. Admission: £1 adults and entry to show, 50p children. 07857 318 661.

DENMEAD: All Saints’ Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 11am. Village Show. Fruit, flowers, vegetables, homecrafts, photography, Punch and Judy and fun dog show. Organised by the Denmead Horticultural Society. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9225 4289.

DRAYTON: Drayton United Church Halls, Station Road. 1.30pm. Summer Show. Various stalls, plant sales and a bring-and-buy raffle. Organised by the Farlington District Garden Club. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9225 4289.

EAST COWES: St James’s Church, Church Path. 10am-4pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm. Jigsaw Puzzle Festival. Hundreds of made up jigsaw puzzles on display and for sale. Admission: £1. (023) 9311 2393.

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 and auction starts at 3pm. Auction for charities. Money raised goes to Gosport charity shops. Admission: £1. hants.gov.uk/gdc.

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.

HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). 2pm-4pm. Young Archaeologists Club. For youngsters aged eight to 16 with a different theme each month, this month: boats. Admission £3. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT:Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 10am-4pm. Art group charity event. Members of the Lee-On-The-Solent art group are donating their art work to be sold. Proceeds going to Reach and Kids.

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. Admission: Adults £7, children £4. (023) 9281 9385.

VENTNOR: St Alban’s Church, St Alban’s Road. 6.45pm. A Mixed Bag of Delights. Recital by counter-tenor Alex Maltby. Free admission, donations welcome.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. Midday-3.30pm. Exhibition of paintings by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. The Men Of Emsworth Who Went To War 1914-1918. Exhibition from Linda Newell to portray the lives of people from Emsworth involved in the First World War. 01243 378091.

FAREHAM: Victory Hall, Warsash Road, Warsash. 10am. Annual art exhibition. Organised by The Warsash Art Group and features more than 300 paintings and craft items. 01489 881093.

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. 10am-4pm. Surroundings. Art exhibition by Simon Whitcomb on living and working in Portsmouth.

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.

GARDENS

WARSAH: 67 Newtown Road. 11am-5pm. Open garden. Pond, raised beds, perennials and greenhouse. Admission: £3.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: The Victoria Inn, West Marden. 7pm-9pm. Live music with The Little Deep Band. Beer festival with music.

COPNOR: Harvest Home, Copnor Road. (PO3 5AN). 8.30pm. DJ Wacky. Birthday party. (023) 9234 1665.

FAREHAM: The Fareham Pub, Trinity Street. 8.30pm. Madonna tribute.

GOSPORT: Carisbrooke Arms, Carisbrooke Road. 8.30pm. Frank and Dean Show.

HAVANT: The Curlew, Petersfield Road. 9pm. Revive. Acoustic band. Free admission. (023) 9248 4502.

PORTSMOUTH: The Meon Arms, Meon Road, Milton. 8.30pm. Lauren Stanley.

PORTSMOUTH: The Druid’s Arms, Binsteed Road. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes with music from the 1950s and ‘60s. Free admission. (023) 9266 6141.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Trevor Johns.

SOUTHSEA: The Bandstand, West Battery Gardens. 1pm-4pm. Saturday Bandstand. End of season finale. Free admission.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8.30pm. Burlesque.Free admission. (023) 9282 0896, rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Doghouse. Rock/party band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Jolly Sailor, Clarence Parade. 9pm. Beau. (023) 9229 5195.

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

ALTON: Alton Abbey, Abbey Road, Beech. 7pm-9pm. Orthodox Church West and East. Talk by William Cooper Bailey. Admission: £15.

PETERSFIELD: Meet at Petersfield car park at 9am, walk starts at 10am. 8.5 mile walk from Stockbridge High Street. 01730 260454.

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DANCING

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Assheton Court. 7pm-9pm. Ballroom, Latin, sequence dancing. Admission £3.50. (023) 9235 1162.

EVENTS

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.

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.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 2pm-4pm. Tower open event. Chance to climb the church tower and enjoy the views of the city.

PORTSMOUTH: Bransbury Park, Eastney. 2pm-5pm. Miniature Railway Rides. Portsmouth Model Engineering Society members offer rides on steam and/or electric locomotives (weather permitting). Rides 40p. portsmouthmes.co.uk.

PORT SOLENT: The Boardwalk. 11am-5pm. Waterside Market. Artisan themed stalls. (023) 9221 0606.

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

SOUTHSEA: Palmerston Road. 10am-2pm. Farmer’s Market. Sample and buy local produce. (023) 9221 0606.

SOUTHSEA:Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade. 1pm-2pm. Archery taster sessions. Instructor led sessions. Admission: £12, or £6 with a Portsmouth Leisure Card. Booking is essential. (023) 9283 4744.

SOUTHAMPTON: Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Swanick Lane, Swanick. 11am-4pm. Gala Day. Live music, displays, train rides, craft stalls, children activities and period vehicles. Admission: £6 adults, family ticket: £15.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. Midday-3.30pm. Exhibition of paintings by June Cousins, Ris Croft and Michael Taylor.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. The Men Of Emsworth Who Went To War 1914-1918. Exhibition from Linda Newell to portray the lives of people from Emsworth involved in the First World War. 01243 378091.

FAREHAM: Victory Hall, Warsash Road, Warsash. 10am. Annual art exhibition. Organised by The Warsash Art Group and features more than 300 paintings and craft items. 01489 881093.

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.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 11am-4pm. Crafts in the Tower. A monthly exhibition of original artwork by selected local artists, designers and makers. Painting, print making, collage, ceramics, origami, glass work, wood turning, textiles and jewellery. craftsinthetower.com.

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.

SOUTHAMPTON: Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Swanick Lane, Swanick. 11am-4pm. Working, Waiting, Weeping. Exhibition to remember the First world War . Admission: £6 adults, family ticket: £15.

GARDENS

BRAMDEAN: Bramdean House. 2pm-4.30pm. Six-acre Plantsman’s Garden on chalk. Mirror image herbaceous borders and large collection of sweet peas, plus new arboretum. Plants for sale, teas. Admission £5.

WARSAH: 67 Newtown Road. 11am-5pm. Open garden. Pond, raised beds, perennials and greenhouse. Admission: £3.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Old Vic, St Paul’s Road. 8.30pm. Lori-Anne.

SOUTHSEA: The Bandstand, West Battery Gardens. 1pm-4pm. Live at the Bandstand. 1960s afternoon. The Silver Beatles plus The Fliks and The Tiddly Kinks. Free admission.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 5pm. Steve Brooks. Acoustic Blues. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Drift Bar, Palmerston Road. 8pm. Know Your Exit, Scott Jowett, David ralph and Lewis Bennet. Admission: £2. (023) 9277 9839.

STAGE

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

SOUTHSEA: Highland Road Cemetery. Midday-4pm. Tour and Information Day. Chapel opens midday-4pm, with over 600 displays, admission free. Guided tours from 2pm-4pm, £3 pp. (023) 9266 8657.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 3pm. Portsmouth and the Great War. Hear about Portsmouth in The Great War and how it played its part, Admission: £3. (023) 9266 8657.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 8pm. Evening ghost walk. Hear about the murders and mysteries of Old Portsmouth. Admission: £3. Tickets must be purchased from The Visitor Information Centre at the D-Day Museum or The City Museum.

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