Things to do rain or shine

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Portsmouth & Southsea railway station by Andy Cooper

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Take a look at some of the events taking place over the weekend.

DISPLAY: St Helen’s Parade, Southsea, has a model boat display with pyrotechnics this Sunday at 2pm. The display will include models of First and Second World War ships. There will be a wide variety of boats on the water displays and static displays. Also at the two-hour show will be a lifeboat display by members of the Lifeboat Model Club. Admission is free. For more information visit

HARVEST: Tomorrow and Sunday at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, Chichester, is the harvesting and brewing weekend event. Lend a hand to help the museum harvest the fruits of the summer’s labour. You can help gather field crops and preserve hedgerow fruit and garden produce. There is also the opportunity to see ale being brewed from barley and beer from hops. The weekend activity runs from 11am-4pm on both days. The rest of the museum will be open for you to go and explore the traditional buildings in the rural landscape. Admission: £22.90 adults, £6.50 children. Visit for more information.

OPEN DAY: West Dean House, Chichester, has an annual open day tomorrow and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Get the rare chance to see the array of artefacts housed in the historic building. Take a self-guided tour into the Marble and Oak hall and discover the tapestry corridor. Admission: £9 adults, children go free. Visit