What’s on for Thursday, July 17, 2014

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DANCING

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

EVENTS

HILSEA: Jubilee Splashpool, Hilsea Lido, London Road. 11am-6pm. For children of eight and under. 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.

FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 2pm-4pm. Friendship club for over-60s. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfred’s Church, George Street. Midday. Charity Lunch. Enjoy a light lunch. Money will go to charity. (023) 9282 2687.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.15pm. Healer Training Evening Clinic. Admission: £6. Call Tony on 07989 534 673.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop,level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Until August 2. Art exhibition featuring paintings by ‘Belinda’ and Barbara Pearman.

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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-5pm. Ebb and Flow. Art exhibition to commemorate and highlight Gosport’s role in D-Day. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 10am-4pm. Joella Wheatle’s solo exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Lindsay Taylor’s textile exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Vue Cinema, Gunwharf Quays. 7pm. NT Live: Skylight. Admission: £12.50. myvue.com, 08712 240 240.

STAGE

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and heritage Centre, East Street. 7.30pm. Measure for Measure. Musical theatre production of William Shakespeare’s play. (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Deal With It. Bootleg Theatre production. Admission: £8. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Studio One Theatre, St Marks House, Derby Road, North End. 7.30pm. Tick Tick Boom. Musical theatre production. (023) 9269 9988 .

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Theatre Hall, Crofton community centre, Stubbington Lane. 8pm. Memories of the Great War. Play with songs, poetry and sketches of the First World War. 01329 662128.

WALKS & TALKS

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Road (PO11 0HB). 2pm. The AA Man. Talk by David Weller, organised by the Hayling Island branch of the U3A. Visitors (£2) and new members welcome. (023) 9246 5010.

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.

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.