What’s on for Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Rampant at the ramparts of Portchester Castle in 1967. L to r: Peter Richardson (aka Ritchie Peters  they turned his name around) vocals, Ron Hughes guitar, Ken Hughes (his brother) drums, Don Golding bass, Mick Cooper Hammond organ.

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DANCING

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. 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. Tapas and drinks will be available.

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 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, 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, 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.

SOUTHAMPTON: 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

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.