What’s on for Thursday, July 31, 2014

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DANCING

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

EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 11am-midday. Dogs Trust visit. Storytelling. Suitable for children aged five to 11. Free admission but spaces are limited, call (023) 9237 6023 to book.

COWPLAIN: St Wilfrid’s Church, Padnell Road. 2pm. Holiday Art Team. Creative activities for children aged five to 14. Admission: £2. Call (023) 9225 4703.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 10am-5pm. Junior Assault Course. Obstacle course suitable for children 3+. Admission: £3.50. Handling Sessions. Get up close to the collection and discover the stories behind them. 01329 233734.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 11.15am and 1.30pm. Guided Tours. Explore the 19-acre fort and get an inisght into the history and the lives of the people who lived and worked there. Admission: Adults: £3, under 16s free. 01329 233734.

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

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

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: 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. Investigate life on board by identifying the mystery sounds, smells and objects. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9272 8060.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-3pm. If Art Fits. Art workshop. Booking is required. (023) 9277 8080.

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

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 6pm. Hear My Story: Black Tot Day Twilight Tour. Explore rum-related artefacts and listen to stories. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket but spaces are limited and booking is essential. (023) 9272 7595.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Doors open at 7pm. Comedy Festival. Eddie Izzard headlining. Admission: £39.

PORT SOLENT: The Boardwalk. 11am-3.30pm. Kids Club summer events. Drumming workshop using traditional instruments and percussion to create authentic sounds. Sessions run on and half past the hour. Free admission. (023) 9221 0606.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffeee 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.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Anglican Cathedral, High Street. 10am-6pm. Philip Jackson art exhibition. Donation £5. Money goes to The Rowans Hospice. (023) 9223 7146.

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

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney Presents Play @ The RMA. Live music showcase featuring Paige Robinson, Megan Linford, Ryan James, Michelle Price, Trash Dandies, The Underground Pilots and Canvas. Free admission. (023) 9282 0896.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. Jim Walker. (023) 9278 0860.

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

STAGE

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

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Miss Julie and Black Comedy. Tickets: £24. 01243 181312.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 8pm. Henry V. Shakespeare’s play about the Tudor King of England. Admission: £14, concessions available. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

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. (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.