What’s on for Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Kite Runner is at Mayflower Theatre in Southampton until Saturday.

REVIEW: The Kite Runner at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

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PORTSMOUTH: St James Hospital Social Hall, Main Enterance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Ballroom Club. Evening of Ballroom, Latin and Sequence dance. Admission: £4. (023) 9307 7368.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 1pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £4. (023) 9273 1281.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, Maurepas Way. 7.45-10.30pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Always pleased to welcome new members. Tea and biscuits available. Admission: £3. (023) 9225 8056..


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: 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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7pm. Circus Skills for adults. Learn juggling, spinning plates and ride a unicycle. Admission: £10. Booking is essential(023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Park and Community Centre, Station Road, West Town (PO11 0HB). Midday-4.15pm. Three Churches Summer Fete. Attractions include dance displays, children’s entertainer, 40 stalls, etc. Fun for all the family. Admission £1, concs. (023) 9246 3595.

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 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 tickets. (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.... 11am-4pm Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside. Dress up in Victorian summer wear and become an entertainer. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9272 8060.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square. 10.30am-midday. Coffee Morning. Organised by Macmillan Library. Get support, share concerns and find out information.

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-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Recruiting Now and Vintage Photo Shoot. Design and make a recruitment poster inspired by those from the past or dress up in vintage clothes for photographs. To book a photography slot call (023) 9272 7595.

PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road. 12.30pm. Tales Under the Trees. Story telling suitable for up to five -years-old. (023) 9268 8144.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

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. Open Wednesdays with the Curators. Research your Naval and Military ancestors. Noramal museum admission applies. (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.

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: 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.

SOUTHAMPTON: Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Swanick Lane, Swanick. 11am-4pm. Working, Waiting, Weeping. Exhibition to remember the First world War. Admission: £6 adults, family ticket: £15.


MILTON: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road, Portsmouth. 8pm. Open mic night. Musicians of all abilities welcome. Full turbo sound system.


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


COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Slow short walk to Baffins Pond. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. Option for a longer walk to Milton foreshore. Organised by the Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1762. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

EASTNEY: meet at Eastney CC, Bransbury Park. 10.30am. 2-3 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are accredited to Walking for Health. New walkers to arrive early to register.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. Organised by The Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PETERSFIELD: meet at Petersfield Town Station at 9.45am. Walk from Elsted Village Hall car par, two miles east of south Harting. (023) 9259 1935.

PORTCHESTER: meet at the main castle car park. 2pm. Portchester Castle walk suitable for beginners. Organised by The Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Canoe Lake, Southsea. 10.30am. Meet outside the Canoe Lake cafe, St Helen’s Parade. Healthy walk through the rose garden and Rock Gardens. Suitable 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. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.

SIDLESHAM: CHA Walking Club. 11.17am. Flat linear walk to the sea at Selsey following the final route of the old Selsey Tramway. 5-6 miles. 01243 374120.