What’s on for Wednesday August 7, 2013

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SHORT STORY FOR THE WEEKEND: Let’s Do It by David Dunford

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A guide to what’s on around the area today.


FAREHAM: St Peter and St Paul Church, Osborn Road, 7pm. Rejoice in the Lamb. The choir of St Matthew’s Church, Northampton, present well-known British choral music. Admission £5. (01329) 665170.


PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.15pm. Wednesday Ballroom Club. Come and enjoy some social ballroom dancing, ideal for couples. Admission £3. (023) 9307 7368.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7.45pm-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members are always welcome. (023) 9261 3409, 9271 0060.


BEDHAMPTON: Manor House Grounds, Edward Gardens. 2pm-4pm. Garden Party. To be opened by the Mayor of Havant Cllr Paul Buckley at 2.15pm. Attractions include a wide variety of stalls including home-made cakes, bric-a-brac, children’s toys, etc. Afternoon teas available.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). The Commando Course, 10am-4.30pm, challenging assault course for children aged three plus, £3 per child. Craft Activities, 10.30am-4pm, Commando masks, colouring, word search and puzzles for children aged three plus, £2 per child. History of Fort Nelson Guided Tour, 1.30pm, £3 per person. Handling Sessions, 11am, midday, 2.30pm, 3.30pm, handle objects from our collection, led by museum guides, objects include flak jacket, webbing, uniforms, WW2 Lee Enfield Rifle, etc. (01329) 233734, royalarmouries.org.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-3pm. Jungle-themed Workshops. Wild Dance (for five to seven year olds) with tutor Kate Hewitt. Jungle Drums (for eight to 12 year olds) with tutor Ollie Corbin. Cost £15.50 per day. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.30pm. Mediumship and Healing Demonstration. Admission £5. (023) 9269 3169 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 11am-3pm. Xtreme Falconry. Watch fantastic falconry displays at midday and 2pm in the museum gardens. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. 11am, midday, 2pm, 4pm. Victorian Storytelling. Interactive and spooky storytelling.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. Hats Off! Make a naval hat and practice your salute. Find out more about how the navy dresses. Free sessions, no ticket required. All ages welcome.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandie Veterans. A chance to meet members of the local branch of the Normandy Veterans Association. Please telephone on the day to confirm that the veterans will be here. (023) 9282 8068.

SOUTHSEA: Florence Arms, 18, Florence Road (PO5 2NE). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Howard. 07799 850 327, solentsocialising.org.uk.


COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Belinda (paintings) and Steve Guilfoyle (photographs). Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. World-renowned annual exhibition puts the spotlight on the rarely-seen wonders of the natural world. All 100 winning and commended images from the 2012 competition are on display. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 10am-midday. HB50 Exhibition. To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Hayling Billy train line, the Station Theatre is hosting historical displays about the railway line, the people who ran it and used it and the communities it supported. The exhibition features photographs and artefacts, many of which are on loan to the Hayling Billy 50 project from members of the local community. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTCHESTER: Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Exhibition of Works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original water colour paintings and fine art prints: wildlife, land and seascapes, planes, etc. flynnspaintings.com.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Teddy Bear Story ... featuring 150 teddy bears, including many rare and diverse examples of the toy. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.


PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring Monkey’s Fist, Jay Butler plus Louella and The Red Horizon.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. The Nightporters: 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour. Rockabilly/rhythm n blues. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Naked Beats. Live poetry plus music fusion. (023) 9221 0437.

SARISBURY GREEN: Royal British Legion, 366, Brook Lane. 8pm-10.30pm. The Clive New Big Band. (023) 9269 3988.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Shenanigans. Featuring: Gold Stripe, Black Stripe, Gold Stripe, Black Stripe. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Showcase 2013: Heat Three. Featuring: Looten Duke, Jesse Wyldes & The Stallions, Kodah, Van Laun and Sunset Vista. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.


CHICHESTER: Theatre in the Park, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Barnum. A revised version by Cameron Mackintosh and Mark Bramble, starring Christopher Fitzgerald. Admission: £16-£40, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road.1.30pm, 7.30pm. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Admission £19-£27.50. (023) 9282 8282.


COSHAM: meet at King George V Playing Fields car park, Northern Road. 2pm. Lakeside, North Harbour Walk. Gentle paced walk around the private grounds of IBM. New walkers to arrive 1.45pm to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Old Portsmouth Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.