What’s on for Saturday, August 9, and Sunday, August 10, 2014

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What’s on around the area this weekend

EVENTS

ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. 10.30am-4.30pm. Lacemaking Demonstration. Alresford Lacemakers will be using the museum as a background to their work, come and see them in action. (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

BEDHAMPTON: St Nicholas Church Centre, Queen Anne’s Drive. 2pm-5pm. Summer Show. Organised by the Havant District Horticultural Society. Floral and vegetable displays. Craft stalls and photography. Admission: 50p. (023) 9247 5140.

CHICHESTER: West Dean Gardens. (PO18 0RX). 10.30am-11pm. Chilli Fiesta. Live music, food and entertainment. Admission: £10 in advance, £12 on the day. Visit westdean.org.uk/chilli.

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.

HAYLING ISLAND:South hayling United Reform Church, Hollow Lane. 10am-midday. Coffee morning. Brick-a-brac, books, cakes and jewellery. In aid of The Stubbington Ark Animal Shelter, RSPCA Solent Branch.

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: meet at Horndean Precinct. 10.19. CHA Walking Club. Linear walk via The Holt to Emsworth. 7-miles. (023) 9225 4289 for more information.

GOSPORT: Fort Brockhurst, Gunners Way (PO12 4DS). 11am-3pm. Fort Brockhurst Open Day. Explore this vast Victorian fort and learn its military/social history. Activities for children include handling artefacts, colouring, Victorian schoolroom, feed the ducks, etc. (023) 9258 1059.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 11am-5pm. Umbrella Festival. Celebrate the life of Jonas Hanway with music, arts and crafts . (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

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: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-midday. See! Make! Do! Art exhibition for children with Letty Clarke. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-5pm. Contemporary Makers Fair. Aspex will choose stall holders to exhibit their craft. (023) 9277 8080.

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. 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: 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: 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 Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

COPNOR: Complain Social Club, London Road. 8.30pm. Lori-anne.

FAREHAM: Stubbington Snooker Club, Stubbington Green. 9pm. Beau.

SOUTHSEA: The Bandstand, West Battery Gardens. 1pm-4pm. Saturday Bandstand. The Cellars at Eastney presents... favourite folk and rock acts. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: The Cellars At Eastney, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. The Steve Young Band plays Neil Young. Covers of americana, garage rock, grunge and punk songs. Admission: £6 advance, £8 on the door. (023) 9282 6249.

PORTSMOUTH: The mermaid, New Road, Copnor. 8.30pm. Amy Winehouse tribute.

PORTSMOUTH: Thatcher Bar, London Road, North End. 8.30pm. Red Hot Rod.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Lynchpin. Rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

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

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm and 7.45pm. Miss Julie and Black Comedy. Tickets: £24. 01243 181312.

WALKS & TALKS

PETERSFIELD: meet at Petersfield Town Station at 9.15am. Walk from, West Stoke car park.

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CONCERT

SOUTHSEA: Immanuel Baptist Chuch, Victoria Road North. 2pm. Royal British Legion Victory Brass Band Summer Concert. Free admission, donations welcome.

DANCING

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

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: West Dean Gardens. (PO18 0RX). 10.30am-11pm. Chilli Fiesta. Live music, food and entertainment. Admission: £10 in advance, £12 on the day. Visit westdean.org.uk/chilli.

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.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 11am-5pm. Umbrella Festival. Celebrate the life of Jonas Hanway with music, arts and crafts . (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.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 tickets. (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: Duy Salmon Showroom, Compass Road. 11am-2pm. Family fun day. Stalls, games and refreshments. Author Adelaide Goodwin will be signing copies of her book. Money raised goes to BIVOL Trust.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-5pm. Contemporary Makers Fair. Aspex will choose stall holders to exhibit their craft. (023) 9277 8080.

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 are 40p per person for two circuits of track. portsmouthmes.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Clarence Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Beach Buggin’ 14. VW show includes vintage to modern vehicles.

SOUTHSEA: Castle Field. 10am-6pm. Thai Festival. Food, crafts, live music, traditional dress and costume contest. Free admission.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Living History 18th Century Camp. Activities and weaponry displays. (023) 9282 6722.

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. Midday-3.30pm. Exhibition of paintings by June Cousins, Ros 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.

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 Pompey 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.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Bandstand, West Battery Gardens. 1pm-4pm. Live at the Bandstand. Reggae/Ska afternoon. It Must Be Madness plus support. Free admission.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 5pm. Jackout. Acoustic version of Blackout. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Drift Bar, Palmerston Road. 8pm. Lost Art Of The Strange, Clone Radio, Ollie Goodwin and Danx Kennard. Admission: £2. (023) 9277 9839.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Deaf Centre, Arundel Street. 7.45pm. Theatres of War. Production from the Phoenix Players. Features songs from the First and Second World War. Will also be a one-act play by Christopher Kell. Admission: £6. 08454 676 462.

WALKS & TALKS

MILTON: meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Brisk walk over uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. Led by volunteer walkers. Organised by the Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 2.30pm. Spice Island guided walk. Walk covers more than 800 years of history around the island. Admission: £3. Tickets must be purchased from The Visitor Information Centre at the D-Day Museum or The City Museum.

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.