What’s on for Thursday, August 14, 2014

Victor Ariat

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DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club function room, Spur Road. 7.30-11pm. Club 50 disco. Golden oldies and disco classics with Pete Travers. All welcome. £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk

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

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

EVENTS

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: £1.50. 01983 294075.

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-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-3.30pm. Dance workshops. Based on Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Suitable for children between five and 15. (023) 9288 2550.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road. 10.30am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2pm.The Case Of The Secret Code. Sherlock trail suitable for children aged five-11. (023) 9283 4744.

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.... 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: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-3pm. Summer Art Club. Flip, Spin, Swirl with Letty Clarke. Three day workshop. £50 for three days, £18 for one. Booking is essential. (023) 9277 8080.

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: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 5pm-8pm. Al Fresco. Mixture of Jazz, Blues and World Music. Tapas and drinks will be available.

PORT SOLENT: The Boardwalk. 11am-4pm. Kids Club summer events. Bob Jobbins Seaside Fun Craft Workshop. Free admission. (023) 9221 0606.

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.


WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, St George’s Walk. 9.30am-11.30am. Market. Craft, jewellery, cakes, preseves 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, Ris 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: 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.

FILMS

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade. 9.30pm. Dracula (1931). Encouraged to go in fancy dress. Organised by the Portsmouth Film Society. Admission: £5.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays. 7pm. Live music with Eloise Keating. 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 Caitlin Jones, Hannah Pitman, Tom Bertram, Mike Keating, Jimmy The Whisk, Iscalis, Skamaggedon and The Machete. Live streaming at Thursdaymusic.co.uk. Free admission. (023) 9282 0896.

SOUTHSEA: Edge Of The Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Hometown Show EP Launch. Includes The Lounge Kittens, a southampton based trio. Admission: £4. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8.30pm. Play. Roger Courtney’s open mic night. Free admission. (023) 9282 0896, rmatavern.co.uk.

STAGE

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

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. The Strawberry Industry. Talk by George Watts, organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

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. (023) 9284 1762. 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. (023) 9284 1762. 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.