Your quick guide to what to do in the Portsmouth area
HERITAGE: OPEN DAYS WEEKEND
Various venues, visit the Listings Guide for more details.
Many of the area’s biggest attractions are hosting special behind-the-scenes tours and activities as part of the Heritage Open Days weekend.
CRAFTS: HOBBYCRAFT PINK BUS
Hobbycraft, Havant, Saturday, 9.30am-4.15pm
Hop aboard the Hobbycraft Pink Bus as it rolls into town for one day only. Craft expert Libby Rose will be on hand to help you learn to sew or brush up on your sewing machine skills.
TRIBUTE: THANK ABBA FOR THE MUSIC
Kings Theatre, Southsea, Saturday, 7.30pm
Put on your flares for an evening celebrating Sweden’s finest export, with theatrical spectacular Thank ABBA For The Music revisiting the hits from one of pop’s biggest icons.
CINEMA: MOANA OUTDOOR SCREENING
Southsea Skatepark, Saturday, 8pm
Adored by families and acclaimed by critics, an outdoor screening of Disney adventure flick Moana will kick off Portsmouth Film Society’s new season.
HISTORY: BOER WAR GUN FIRINGS
Fort Nelson, Portchester, Sunday, 11.30am, 2pm and 3pm
Wheeled out from the Royal Armouries’ national collection, bear witness to the power of a 16-pounder once used in the First Boer War.
DANCING: Diddi Dance
Eastney Community Centre, Monday, 9.30-10.15am
Diddi Dance is a pre-school programme for children aged between 18 months and four years to explore up to 16 different and dynamic dance styles.