What’s on for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Victor Ariat

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EVENTS

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: St Peter’s Church, Church Street. 10am-4.30pm. Annual summer show. Stalls include crafts, jams and chutneys. Refreshments available. Proceeds given to charity.

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.

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, High Street. 10.30am-1.30pm. I do like to be beside the seaside. Drop-in activities for families led by museum staff. Call (023) 9252 3463.

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

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.

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 ticket. (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: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road. 10.30am-4pm. Discover Portsmouth in the First World War. Talk to experts, see artefacts and ask questions. Free admission. (023) 9283 4779.

PORT SOLENT: The Boardwalk. 11am-4pm. Kids’ Club summer events. Silly Scott hosts a beach party. Will include limbo competitions and hula dancing. 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.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, Palmerston Road. midday-1pm. Teddy Bear’s picnic. Celebrate the library’s third birthday with a picnic. Listen to stories and join in with arts and crafts. (023) 9268 8144.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. 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.

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 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. The Andrew Bros. Playing a mixture of rock, pop, soul and jazz. rmatavern.co.uk.

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: £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 play about the Tudor King of England. Admission: £14, concessions available. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

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 walk leaders needed to support the scheme. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for 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 to support the scheme. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for information.