What’s on for the August bank holiday weekend, 2014

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A round up of what’s on from Friday, August 22 to Monday, August 25.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER:Goodwood Race Couse 3.30pm. Race night and fireworks. Admission: from £10. 01243 755055.

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

FAREHAM: Holly Hill Woodland car park. 8pm. Ghost walks. Donations welcome and all money goes to Young Carers in Fareham and Gosport. Booking is essential call, 01329 312993. Search Spooky John’s Ghost Walks on facebook.com.

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.

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: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10am-3pm. One Direction Dance Day. Learn how to dance like one of the backing dancers for the boy band. Suitable for children over six. Admission: £20. 08448 472362.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, College Road, Historic Dockyard. 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: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: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road. Midday-2pm. Millers Ark Farm. Meet a variety of animals.

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.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Pavilion Tearooms, Stansted Park. 5pm. The Walled Garden Summer Party. Stalls, raffle, children’s activities and a maze. Admission: £12.95 aults, £4.95 children (023) 9241 3432.

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. 2.30pm and 7pm. Billy Smart’s Circus. Hosted by Yasmine Smart and will include Flying Aces, Assadulin Troupe, Alina Eskina, Jonny Bogino and Extreme Brothers. Admission: adults £12-£28, children £10-£24. billy-smarts-circus.co.uk.

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.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. The Men Of Emsworth Who Went To War 1914-1918. Exhibition from Linda Newell portraying 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.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert on the use of biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. 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.

GIGS

COPNOR: Harvest Home, Copnor Road. (PO3 5AN). 8.30pm. Two Rivals. (023) 9234 1665.

FAREHAM: The Cuckoo Pint, Cuckoo Lane, Stubbington. 9pm. Beau. 01329 661335.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Dolphins.

SOUTHSEA:Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. Jimmy Strange. Magic and music. (023) 9278 0860.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Eddie Vortex and the Cyclones. Rock ‘n’ roll. (023) 9282 1658.

STUBBINGTON: The Cuckoo Pint, Cuckoo Pint Lane. 9pm. Beau.

STAGE

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

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Pitcairn. Co-production from Out Of Joint and Shakespeare’s Globe. Tickets: £24-£33. 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

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

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CONCERT

ALTON: Alton Abbey, Abbey Road. 7.30pm. Organ recital. Duncan Bradley OSB. Admission £15.

DANCING

NORTH MUNDHAM: North Mundham Village Hall, School Lane. 8pm. Pat Jordan’s Finians Rainbow. Admission £5.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Goodwood racecouse 11.30am-7.30pm. Races and fun fair. Helter skelter, big wheel, maze and races. Admission: from £10. 01243 755055.

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: Henry Cort Recreation Ground, Highlands. 11am-7pm. Charity fun day. Donations welcome. 07474 981 225.

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 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.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 10am-5pm. Kite Festival. More than 100 kite fliers from four different continents. SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 10am-midnight. Victorious Festival. Live music, games, food stalls and market stalls. Admission: Adults £20, children £6. victoriousfestival.co.uk.

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: Southsea Common. 2.30pm and 7pm. Billy Smart’s Circus. Hosted by Yasmine Smart and will include Flying Aces, Assadulin Troupe, Alina Eskina, Jonny Bogino and Extreme Brothers. Admission: adults £12-£28, children £10-£24. billy-smarts-circus.co.uk.

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 D-Day. 01329 233734.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert on the se of biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

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 ... A Study in Sherlock Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Glencoe Pub, San Diego Road. 8.45pm. Reactor 1.

PORTSMOUTH: The Tap, London Road. 9pm. Chai Wallahs.

PORTSMOUTH: Grosvenor Casino, Gunwharf Quays. 9.45pm. George Michael tribute. Admission: £5. (023) 9273 2277.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Gren Mayes.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. Vince Hilaire’s Guilty Pleasure Show. (023) 9278 0860.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Stone Free. ‘70s rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm. Guys and Dolls. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Pitcairn. Tickets: £24-£33. 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

PETERSFIELD: Meet at Petersfield Town station. 9.30am. Seven-mile walk from Chapel Common, Rake. 01730 892625.

SUNDAY

DANCING

COSHAM:Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road. 8pm-11pm. Club-50 summer disco party. With Denis Kaye. Admission £5. (023) 9225 1958.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Bank holiday party tea dance. Will also include sequence and ballroom dancing. Admission £3. (023) 9226 6177.

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

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Goodwood racecourse 11.30am-7.30pm. Races and fun fair. Helter skelter, big wheel, maze and races. Admission: from £10. 01243 755055.

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 Dockyard. 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: 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: Southsea Common. 10am-5pm. Kite Festival. More than 100 kite fliers from four different continents.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 10am-midnight. Victorious Festival. Live music, games, food stalls and market stalls. Admission: Adults £20, children £6. victoriousfestival.co.uk.


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. 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Billy Smart’s Circus. Hosted by Yasmine Smart and will include Flying Aces, Assadulin Troupe, Alina Eskina, Jonny Bogino and Extreme Brothers. Admission: adults £12-£28, children £10-£24. billy-smarts-circus.co.uk.

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

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

GIGS

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

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, New Road. 6pm. Beau.

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

SOUTHSEA: Drift Bar, Palmerston Road. 2pm. New Desert Blues, The Gaa Gaas, Malone, Ben Farrant, Charlie Law, Ina Marie and Sonny Jim. Admission: £4 after 7pm.(023) 9277 9839.

SOUTHSEA:Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. Helene! Bank holiday party music. (023) 9278 0860.

STAGE

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

WALKS & TALKS

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.

Bank holiday MONDAY

CONCERT

EMSWORTH: St James’s Church, Church Path. 7.30pm. Myriad Chamber Orchestra. 01983 294075.

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: 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: Action Stations, College Road, Historic Dockyard. 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: 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: Southsea Common. 10am-5pm. Kite Festival. More than 100 kite fliers from four different continents.

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. 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Billy Smart’s Circus. Hosted by Yasmine Smart and will include Flying Aces, Assadulin Troupe, Alina Eskina, Jonny Bogino and Extreme Brothers. Admission: adults £12-£28, children £10-£24. billy-smarts-circus.co.uk.

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.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert on the use of biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. 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

HAMBLEDON: Hambledon House, Vann Lane. 2pm-5pm. Two-acre garden for all seasons. Admission: £4.

GIGS

PORT SOLENT: The Boardwalk. Midday. Live ’80s music. Includes Duran2 and It Must Be Madness. (023) 9221 0606.
STAGE

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

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Pitcairn. Co-production from Out Of Joint and Shakespeare’s Globe. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312.

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 . 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. 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.

TUESDAY

DANCING

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2.

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.

MILTON: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road, Portsmouth. 8pm. Drum nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9229 6352.

PAULSGROVE: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. 10am-4pm. Drama workshops. Acting, singing and dancing with professionals from The New Theatre Royal. For ages 5+. Admission: £15 per day. (023) 9288 2550.

PORT SOLENT: The Boardwalk. 11am-4pm. Kids’ Club summer events. Silly Scott Magic show and donkey rides. Free admission. (023) 9221 0606.

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: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10am-3pm. Top Banana Circus Workshop. Learn a variety of circus skills. Suitable for children between eight and 16. Admission: £20. 0844 8472362.

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.... 11am-4pm Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside. Dress up in Victorian summer wear and become an entertainer. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9272 8060.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Victory, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. All Hands On Deck. Join the crew to hear fascinating stories and view and handle objects from the collection. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9298 4615.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square. 2pm. Geruda Bird. Arts and crafts and storytelling. (023) 9268 8144.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. Varsity Pro Westling. VPW returns to the Guildhall. Admission: £11.25-£16.50. 0844 8472362.

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: New Age Kurling, The New Hub, Somers Town. 10.15am-11.45am. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. Social group for over-50s. (023) 92688 705.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 2.30pm and 7pm. Billy Smart’s Circus. Hosted by Yasmine Smart and will include Flying Aces, Assadulin Troupe, Alina Eskina, Jonny Bogino and Extreme Brothers. Admission: adults £12-£28, children £10-£24. billy-smarts-circus.co.uk.

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.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert on the use of biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. 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.

GIGS

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends open mic night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Airbourne. Admission: £17.50. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Guys and Dolls. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Pitcairn. Co-production from Out Of Joint and Shakespeare’s Globe. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312.

WALKS & TALKS

COPNOR: meet at Baffins CC, Westover Road. 10.30am. 2/3 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are accredited to Walking for Health. New walkers to arrive early to register.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore health walk. Meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walkers needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk. Meet outside the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf Quays or Southsea and back. 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.

WEDNESDAY

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: St James Hospital Social Hall, Main Enterance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Ballroom Club. Evening of ballroom, Latin and sequence dance. Admission: £4. (023) 9307 7368.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 1pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £4. (023) 9273 1281.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, Maurepas Way. 7.45-10.30pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. New members welcome. Tea and biscuits available. Admission: £3. (023) 9271 0060.

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.

HILSEA: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road. 7.15pm. Series of 5km races. portsmouthathletic.co.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 5+. Admission: £15 per day. (023) 9288 2550.

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

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: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10am-3pm. Top Banana Circus Workshop. Learn a variety of circus skills. Suitable for children between eight and 16. Admission: £20. 0844 8472362.

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.... 11am-4pm Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside. Dress up in Victorian summer wear and become an entertainer. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9272 8060.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Feed The Fleet. Find out about the meals served today and some of the meals from the past. (023) 9298 4615.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-3pm. Weave. Summer art club with Georgina Giles. Admission: £50 for the three days, £18 for one. Booking is essential call (023) 9277 8080.


PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road. Midday-2.30pm. Falconry displays. Variety of birds including owls, hawks, falcons, eagles and vultures.

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... Open Wednesday with the curators. Research your naval and military ancestors. Normal museum admission applies.(023) 9281 9385.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 2.30pm and 7pm. Billy Smart’s Circus. Hosted by Yasmine Smart and will include Flying Aces, Assadulin Troupe, Alina Eskina, Jonny Bogino and Extreme Brothers. Admission: adults £12-£28, children £10-£24. billy-smarts-circus.co.uk.

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.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert on the se of biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. 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.

SOUTHSEA:Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Open Wednesdays with the curators. Research your naval and military ancestors. Normal museum admission applies. (023) 9281 9385.

SWANWICK: 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

MILTON: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road, Portsmouth. 8pm. Open mic night. Musicians of all abilities welcome. Full turbo sound system.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm. Guys and Dolls. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Pitcairn. Co-production from Out Of Joint and Shakespeare’s Globe. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 6.30pm. Don’t Leave Me Now. Written by Brian Daniels and directed by Jeni Draper. Explores with insight and humour the impact of early onset dementia. Admission: £5. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Slow short walk to Baffins Pond. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. Option for a longer walk to Milton foreshore. Organised by the Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1762. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

EASTNEY: meet at Eastney CC, Bransbury Park. 10.30am. 2-3 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are accredited to Walking for Health. New walkers to arrive early to register.

HAYLING ISLAND: Meet at St Mary’s Church. 10.33am. CHA Walking Club. 4-5 mile flat, leisurely coastal walk of south-west Hayling Island finishing at Beachlands. (023) 9225 4289.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. Organised by The Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1762. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PETERSFIELD: Meet at Petersfield Town station. 9.25am. Nine-mile walk from Fort Nelson car park, Portsdown Hill. (023) 9237 7978.

PORTSMOUTH: Canoe Lake, Southsea. 10.30am. Meet outside the Canoe Lake cafe, St Helen’s Parade. Healthy walk through the rose garden and Rock Gardens. Suitable 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.

PORT SOLENT: meet in front of the Odeon Cinema. 2pm. Suitable for beginners. Sturdy shoes recommended for the uneven ground. 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.

THURSDAY

DANCING

HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Hall, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5BG). 2pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £3 (inc tea/biscuits). 07950 730 274.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea dance with sequence and ballroom dancing.Admission: £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10am-11.30am. Country market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and 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: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 1pm. Artillery In Action. Watch the big guns in action. 01329 233734.

PAULSGROVE: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. 10am-4pm. Drama workshops. Acting, singing and dancing with professionals from The New Theatre Royal. For ages 5+. Admission: £15 per day. (023) 9288 2550.

PORT SOLENT: The Boardwalk. 11am-4pm. Kids’ Club summer events. Top Banana Circus. Learn a wide variety of circus skills. Free admission. (023) 9221 0606.

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: 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.... 11am-4pm Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside. Dress up in Victorian summer wear and become an entertainer. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9272 8060.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Victory, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Summer fun. Identify mystery sounds, smells and objects on board. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard tickets. (023) 9289 3338.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-3pm. Weave. Summer art club with Georgina Giles. Admission: £50 for the three days, £18 for one. Booking is essential call (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 5pm-8pm. Al Fresco. Mixture of jazz, blues and world music.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12pm. Thursday chat and tea club. Social group for over-50s. £2. (023) 92688 705.

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. 2.30pm and 7pm. Billy Smart’s Circus. Hosted by Yasmine Smart and will include Flying Aces, Assadulin Troupe, Alina Eskina, Jonny Bogino and Extreme Brothers. Admission: adults £12-£28, children £10-£24. billy-smarts-circus.co.uk.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, St George’s Walk. 9.30am-11.30am. Market. Craft, jewellery, cakes, preserves and plants. Tea and coffee available.

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.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert on the use of Biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. 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.

SWANWICK: 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

PORTSMOUTH: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays. 7pm. Live music with Capital Fuzz and The Cartels. Free admission. spinnakertower.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney Presents Play @ The RMA. Live music showcases Alex Higgins, Van Laun, Megan Linford, The Exits, The Sixes and Sevens and The Deadscene Revival. Live streaming at Thursdaymusic.co.uk. Free admission. (023) 9282 0896.

SOUTHSEA: The Fat Fox, Victoria Road South. 8pm. Aviv and The Eunuch Horn, Claire and The Uke, The Machete and Mortie Pockett. Admission: £3.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. Debbie C. (023) 9278 0860.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7pm. Pitcairn. Co-production from Out Of Joint and Shakespeare’s Globe. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312.

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

WALKS & TALKS

HILSEA: meet at Scott Road car park. 10.30am. Walk around the Forest Foxes. Led by Volunteer walkers. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSEA: meet at the reception of the John Pounds Centre, Queen Street. 2pm. Slow short walk to Victoria Park. Led by volunteer walkers. 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: meet at The Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park. 2pm. 2.5 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are accredited to Walking for Health. New walkers to arrive early to register.

SOUTHSEA: meet at Southsea CC, St Paul’s Road. 10.30am. 2.5 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are accredited to Walking for Health. New walkers to arrive early to register.

FRIDAY

DANCING

BUCKLAND: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Ballroom, Latin, sequence. Admission: £3. (023) 9235 1162.

EVENTS

ALTON: Alton Abbey, Abbey Road. 7.30pm. Hymns and Pimms. Admission: £5.

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: 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.

PAULSGROVE: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. 10am-4pm. Drama workshops. Acting, singing and dancing with professionals from The New Theatre Royal. For ages 5+. Admission: £15 per day. (023) 9288 2550.

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: 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: 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: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-3pm. Weave. Summer art club with Georgina Giles. Admission: £50 for the three days, £18 for one. Booking is essential call (023) 9277 8080.

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.

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. 2.30pm and 7pm. Billy Smart’s Circus. Hosted by Yasmine Smart and will include Flying Aces, Assadulin Troupe, Alina Eskina, Jonny Bogino and Extreme Brothers. Admission: adults £12-£28, children £10-£24. billy-smarts-circus.co.uk.

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.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. The Men Of Emsworth Who Went To War 1914-1918. Exhibition from Linda Newell portraingy 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 marking the D-Day landings. 01329 233734.

GOSPORT: Explosion! Museum, Museum’s Conference Hall, Priddys Hard. 10am-4pm. Solent Aviation Art Society. Art exhibition. (023) 9250 5600.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert on the use of Biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 9am-5pm. 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. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Shake Rattle and Bones.











SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Absolute Zero. Dual lead guitar rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA:Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. The Jack Daniels Band. Smooth jazz. (023) 9278 0860.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm and 7.45pm. Pitcairn. Co-production from Out Of Joint and Shakespeare’s Globe. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312.

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

WALKS & TALKS

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