What’s on for Thursday, July 24, 2014

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HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Hall, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5BG). 2pm-4pm. T-Dance. Admission £3 (inc tea/biscuits). 07950 730 274.


FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 2pm-4pm. Friendship club for over-60s. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

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

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2-4pm. Tea dance with sequence dances and some ballroom. £2.50 (023) 9226 6177.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 2pm. Theatre tour. Go around the oldest theatre in Britain.Admission: adults £5, children £4. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

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: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 5pm-8pm. Al Fresco. Mixture of Jazz, Blues and World Music. Tapas and drinks will be available.

PORT SOLENT: The Boardwalk. 11am-4pm. Kids Club summer events. Top Banana Circus will be teaching circus skills like juggling, diablo, high wire, devil sticks, hula and plate spinning. Admission is free. (023) 9221 0606.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12pm. Thursday Chat and Tea Club. Social group for over-50s. £2. (023) 92688 705.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Get Me Out of Here - Commando Survival. Learn how to survive in hot conditions in the jungle and desert-themed survival activities. Admission: Adults 37, children £4. (023) 9281 9385.


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’ss 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 will go 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Lindsay Taylor’s textile exhibition. (023) 9277 8080.


SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade. 8.30pm. Rebecca (1940). Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier and it follows a love story. Admission: £5. 07528 808 400.


PORTSMOUTH: The Cellars at Eastney, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. The Bluefields. American rock band from nashville. Admission: £15 advance or £17 on the door. (023) 9282 6249.

MILTON: Milton Arms, Milton Road in the Barn, Portsmouth. 8pm. Punk Night. Five live bands.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney Presents Play @ The RMA. Live music showcase featuring nine different acts with live streaming at Thursdaymusic.co.uk. Admission is free. (023) 9282 0896.


CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm. Amadeus. Admission: £15. 01243 181312.

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Black Comedy. Admission: £24. 01243 181312.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and heritage Centre, East Street. 7.30pm. Measure for Measure. Musical theatre production of William Shakespeare’s play. (023) 9247 2700.

GOSPORT: 17th Century Village, Grange Farm, Rowner. 7.30pm. Macbeth. Perfomed by the Villagers Open Air Drama Group. All profits go to local charities. Admission: £7. (023) 9252 6573.


HILSEA: meet at Scott Road car park. 10.30am. Walk around the Forest Foxes. Led by Volunteer walkers. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1762.

PORTSEA: meet at the reception of the John Pounds Centre, Queen Street. 2pm. Slow short walk to Victoria Park. Led by Volunteer walkers. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1762.