What’s on for Friday, August 15, 2014

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SOUTHSEA: Edge Of The Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. Mix of pre-party and classic tunes. (023) 9286 3911.


BUCKLAND: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Ballroom, Latin, sequence. Admission: £3. (023) 9235 1162.


EAST COWES: St James’s Church, Church Path. 10am-4pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm. Jigsaw Puzzle Festival. Hundreds of made up jigsaw puzzles on display and for sale. Admission: £1.50. 01983 294075.

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane. 9am-midday. Stubbington Country Market. Freshly made cakes and dairy products. Hand-made crafts.

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. 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.

PAULSGROVE: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. 10am-3.30pm. Dance workshops. Based on Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Suitable for children between five and 15. (023) 9288 2550.

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. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9272 8060.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-3pm. Summer Art Club. Flip, Spin, Swirl with Letty Clarke. Three day workshop. £50 for three days, £18 for one. Booking is essential. (023) 9277 8080.

PORTSMOUTH:National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-midday. Telescope Tales. Play in the new activity area, listen to stories, take part in role play and object handling. Free activity for children up to five. (023) 9298 4615.

PORTSMOUTH: Alderman Lacey Library, Tangier Road. Midday-1pm. Teddy Bears Picnic. Listen to stories, take part in colouring and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the library. (023) 9268 8144.

PORTSMOUTH: Paulsgrove Prime Time, Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

PORTSMOUTH:St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Patronal Festival Mass. Celebration and thanksgiving ceremony for the church. Preacher: Fr Paul; Armstead.

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.


COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm. Exhibition of paintings by June Cousins, Ros Croft and Michael Taylor.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. The Men Of Emsworth Who Went To War 1914-1918. Exhibition from Linda Newell to portray the lives of people from Emsworth involved in the First World War. 01243 378091.

FAREHAM: Victory Hall, Warsash Road, Warsash. 10am. Annual art exhibition. Organised by The Warsash Art Group and features more than 300 paintings and craft items. 01489 881093. 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.

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.


COPNOR: Harvest Home, Copnor Road. (PO3 5AN). 8.30pm. Resident DJ Wacky Birthday Party. (023) 9234 1665.

FAREHAM: Boarhunt Blues Club, Trampers Lane. 8.30pm. John O’Leary and Alan Glen Allstars. Admission: £12.50. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

GOSPORT: The Carisbrooke Arms, Carisbrooke Road. 8.30pm. Cher tribute.

HAVANT: The Curlew, Petersfield Road. 9pm. Rockatoons. Rock and roll band. Free admission. (023) 9248 4502.

PORTSMOUTH: The Cellars at Eastney, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Peter Howarth. Lead singer of The Hollies. Admission: £12.50 in advance, £14 on rhw door. (023) 9282 6249.

PORTSMOUTH: The Fountain Sports Bar, London Road, North End. 8.30pm. Lauren Stanley.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Dicey Riley.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Elixir. Psychedelic rock and trance band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 8.30pm. Spike’s Classic Vinyle Rock Roadshow. Free admission. (023) 9282 0896, rmatavern.co.uk.


CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Guys and Dolls. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road. 7.45pm. Spider’s Web. Play by Agatha Christie. Performed by HIADS theatre group. (023) 9246 6363.


SOUTHSEA: meet at the Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Walk along the promenade. 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.