What’s on for Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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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.

GOSPORT: Brodrick Hall, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke (PO12 2BY). 7.30pm-9.30pm. Scrap Happy Quilters Sewing Evening. All welcome. £3.50 for visitors.

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

PORTSMOUTH: 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 over a cup of tea and cake.

SOUTHSEA: Cumberland House Natural History Museum, Eastern Parade. 10am-11am and 11.30a,-12.30pm. Animal Antics. Animal-themed hands-on workshop with dressing up and animals to touch. Admission: £3. Booking is essential, call (023) 9281 5276.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. Social group for over 50s. £2. (023) 9283 4744.

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’ss 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 of £5, money will go 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 Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Accoustic showcase night. rmatavern.co.uk.

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

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Amadeus. Admission: £15. 01243 181312.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Black Comedy. Admission: £24. 01243 181312.

WALKS & TALKS

PETERSFIELD: Community Centre, Love Lane. 2pm. Science and Technology talk. Talk from David Foster on the Workings of British Ports. Admission: £2 01730 827374.

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.

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.