What’s on around the area today
COSHAM: Cosham Community Association, Wootton Road. 7.30pm-10pm. Modern sequence dance club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50. Tea and biscuits included.(023) 9271 0060.
COPNOR: Copnor Coffee Club, North End Baptist Church. 10am-midday. Over-50s Social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat over a cup of tea and cake.
FAREHAM: St Peter’s Church, Church Street. 10am-4.30pm. Annual summer show. Stalls include crafts, jams and chutneys. Refreshments available. Money donated to charity.
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: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 11.15am and 1.30pm. Guided Tours. Explore the 19-acre fort and get an insight into the history and the lives of the people who lived and worked there. Admission: Adults: £3, under 16s are free. 01329 233734.
GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-midday. Zentangle Art for Children. Introduction to drawing using pattern, doodling and introducing basic tangles. Suitable for seven-11 years. Admission: £16. Booking is essential call (023) 9252 3463.
HILSEA: Jubilee Splashpool, Hilsea Lido, London Road. 11am-6pm. For children up to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, College Road, Historic Dockyard. 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: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, North End. 10.30am-12.45pm and 4pm-8pm. Spiritual Healing Clinic. No need for an appointment. (023) 9269 3169.
PORTSMOUTH: The Oasis Centre, Arundel Street.7.30pm. Spinnaker Speakers. Become a more confident speaker and a better leader. 07597 500 007.
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: Carnegie Library, Fratton Road. 11am-midday. Dogs Trust visit. Storytelling and meet an education dog. Suitable for children aged five to 11. Admission is free but spaces are limited, call (023) 9282 2581 to book.
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 of £5. Money goes to The Rowans Hospice. (023) 9223 7146.
PORTSMOUTH: Vue Cinema, Gunwharf Quays. 7.15pm. Globe on Screen: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Admission: £10. myvue.com, 08712 240 240.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Miss Julie and Black Comedy. Tickets: £24. 01243 181312.
WALKS & TALKS
GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. Off to War. Author Elizabeth Darrell reads from her novels. Admission: £3. Booking is essential, call (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: Victoria Park. 10.30am. Health walk. Meet at The Bridge Centre, Fratton. Buggy and wheelchair-friendly walk. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team.
PORTSMOUTH: Meet at South Parade Pier, Southsea. 1pm. Pier to pier health walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team.
PORTSMOUTH: Canoe Lake, Southsea, 1pm New health walk. Meet at bus terminus for a slow short walk to the Canoe Lake cafe. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team.
PORTSMOUTH: South Parade Pier, Southsea. 7.30pm. Eastney seafront health walk. An evening stroll along the seafront towards Eastney and returning to the pier via Eastern Parade. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team.