What’s on around the area today
PORTSMOUTH: St James Hospital Social Hall, Main Entrance, 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) 9271 0060.EVENTS
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 (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.
HILSEA: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road. 7.15pm. Series of 5km races. portsmouthathletic.co.uk.
PAULSGROVE: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. 10am-4pm. Drama workshops. Acting, singing and dancing with professionals from The New Theatre Royal. For ages five and over. Admission: £15 per day. (023) 9288 2550.
PAULSGROVE: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. 2pm-4pm. IT holiday clubs. Circus theme. Suitable for children between six and 11. Free admission. (023) 9288 2550.
PORTSMOUTH: Watersports Centre, Eastern Road. 9.30am-5pm. Watersports week. Kayaking, climbing wall with high ropes, den building, beach safari, raft building bushcraft skills and more. Admission: £125 per week, day prices also available. Booking is essential. (023) 9266 3873.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10am-3pm. Top Banana Circus Workshop. Learn a variety of circus skills. Suitable for children between eight and 16. Admission: £20. 0844 8472362.
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 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. Call (023) 9272 8060.
PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Feed The Fleet. Find out about the meals served today and some of the meals from the past. (023) 9298 4615.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-3pm. Weave. Aummer art club with Georgina Giles. Admission: £50 for the three days, £18 for one. Booking is essential call (023) 9277 8080.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road. Midday-2.30pm. Falconry displays. Variety of birds including owls, hawks, falcons, eagles and vultures.
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 Wednesday with the Curators. Research your Naval and Military ancestors. Normal museum admission applies.(023) 9281 9385.
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: Southsea Common. 2.30pm and 7pm. Billy Smart Circus. Hosted by Yasmine Smart and will include Flying Aces, Asadullin Troupe, Alina Eskina, Jonny Bogino and Extreme Brothers. Admission: adults £12-£28, children £10-£24. billy-smarts-circus.co.uk.
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.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-5pm. Art exhibition from Greg Gilbert on the use of Biro and pencil. (023) 9247 2700.
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.
SOUTHSEA:Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Open Wednesdays with the Curators. Research your Naval and Military ancestors. Normal museum admission applies. (023) 9281 9385
SWANWICK: Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Swanwick Lane, Swanwick. 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. 2.30pm. Guys and Dolls. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Pitcairn. Co-production from Out Of Joint and Shakespeare’s Globe. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312.
PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 6.30pm. Don’t Leave Me Now. Written by Brian Daniels and directed by Jeni Draper. Explores with insight and humour the impact of early onset dementia. Admission: £5. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
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. Two-3 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are accredited to Walking for Health. New walkers to arrive early to register.
HAYLING ISLAND: Meet at St Mary’s Church. 10.33am. CHA Walking Club. 4-5 mile flat, leisurely coastal walk of south west Hayling Isand finishing at Beachlands. (023) 9225 4289.
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. (023) 9284 1762. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.
PETERSFIELD: Meet at Petersfield Town station, 9.25am. Nine-mile walk from Fort Nelson car park, Portsdown Hill. (023) 9237 7978.
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.
PORT SOLENT: Meet in front of the Odeon Cinema, 2pm. Suitable for beginners. Sturdy shoes recommended for the uneven ground. 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.