What’s on for Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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DANCING

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2.

EVENTS

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 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.

MILTON: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road, Portsmouth. 8pm. Drum nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9229 6352.

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 and above. Admission: £15 per day. (023) 9288 2550.

PORT SOLENT: The Boardwalk. 11am-4pm. Kids’ Club summer events. Silly Scott Magic show and donkey rides. 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: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10am-3pm. Top Banana Circus Workshop. Learn a variety of circus skills. Suitable for children between eight and 16. Admission: £20. 0844 8472362.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, College Road, Historic Dockyard. 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. All Hands On Deck. Join the crew to hear fascinating stories and view and handle objects from the collection. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9298 4615.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square. 2pm. Geruda Bird. Arts and crafts and story telling. (023) 9268 8144.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm. Varsity Pro Westling. VPW returns to the Guildhhall. Admission: £11.25-£16.50. 0844 8472362.

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: New Age Kurling, The New Hub, Somerstown. 10.15am-11.45am. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. Social group for over-50s. (023) 92688 705.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Common. 2.30pm and 7pm. Billy Smart’s Circus. Hosted by Yasmine Smart and will include Flying Aces, Asadullin Troupe, Alina Eskina, Jonny Bogino and Extreme Brothers. Admission: adults £12-£28, children £10-£24. billy-smarts-circus.co.uk.

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.

GIGS

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

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Airbourne. Admission: £17.50. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Guys and Dolls. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Pitcairn. Co-production from Out Of Joint and Shakespeare’s Globe. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312.

WALKS & TALKS

COPNOR: meet at Baffins Community Centre, Westover Road. 10.30am. Two to three mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers to arrive early to register.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore health walk. Meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walkers needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: 12.15pm. Lunchtime walk. Meet outside the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf Quays or Southsea and back. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.