What’s on around the area today
HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea dance with sequence and ballroom dancing.Admission: £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.
COWPLAIN: St Wilfrid’s Church, Padnell Road. 2pm-3.30pm. Holiday Art Team. Suitable for children aged five-14. Drawing, painting and printing. Admission: £2. (023) 9225 4703.
HAVANT: Making Space, Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park. 10am-midday. 3-part film worlkshop. Script writing and story boarding. 10am-1pm. Filming on location. 1pm-3pm. Costume and prop making. Admission: £7.50 per session or £20 for all three. (023) 9247 2491.
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 email@example.com.
PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 10am. Summer School. Taught by professional actors and directors. Learn singing, dancing and acting techniques. Week-long event. Admission: £95. (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: 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. Punch and Judy shows with Matthew Garrett. Inclydes balloon modelling and magic. 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.
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.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.
PORTSMOUTH: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays. 7pm. Live music with The Watermelons. Free admission. spinnakertower.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney Presents Play @ The RMA. Live music showcase Weybourne Chester Bingley, Ade Cull, Marley Blandford, The Silhouettes, Daisy Train and Beth Oliver Band. Live streaming at Thursdaymusic.co.uk. Free admission. (023) 9282 0896.
SOUTHSEA: Fat Fox, Victoria Road South. 8pm. Shotaways, Sigma Falls, The Stayawakes and Of Fire and State. Admission: £3. (023) 9235 6255.
SOUTHSEA: The Wine Vaults, Albert Road. 8pm. The Ricardos. Featuring DJ Tom Owen.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Miss Julie and Black Comedy. Tickets: £24. 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.