What’s on for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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VENTNOR: St Alban’s Church , St Alban’s Road. 7.15pm. The Church’s Year. Concert by St Alban’s Church Choir. Admission free, but donations welcome.


PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Social Hall, Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm. Ballroom Club. Ballroom, Latin and sequence dancing. BYO refreshments. 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. 7.45-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Tea and biscuits available. 01329 233734.


FAREHAM: St Peter’s Church, Church Street. 10am-4.30pm. Annual summer show. Stalls include crafts, jams and chutneys. Refreshments available. Proceeds given 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 inisght into the history and the lives of the people who lived and worked there. Admission: Adults: £3, under 16s free. 01329 233734.

FRATTON: Community Centre, Trafalgar Place. 10am-midday. Arts and crafts. Admission £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, High Street. 10.30am-11.30am. Booster Cushion Theatre Presents Big Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Comical show suitable for children aged 4+. Admission: £3. 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 bluelagoon@hilsea-lido.org.uk.

MILTON: The lounge at Brent Court, Warren Avenue, Milton, Portsmouth. 10am-midday. The Warm Welcoming Wednesday Club, a social club for the over-50s. All welcome.

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 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. 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: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. HMS Commonwealth Navy Day. Explore the links between the Commonwealth countries and navies, meet Commonwealth Naval Veterans and make your own souvenir. (023) 9298 4615.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-3pm. If Art Fits. Art workshop. Booking required. (023) 9277 8080.

HILSEA: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road. 7.15pm. Series of 5km road races. portsmouthathletic.co.uk.

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


COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffeee 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 £5. Money goes 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.


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

PORTSMOUTH: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays. 7pm. Live music night. The Folsom. STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Amadeus. Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312.
CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Miss Julie and Black Comedy. Tickets: £24. 01243 181312.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 8pm. Comedy of Errors. Shakespeare play about two sets of twins separated at birth. Admission: £14, concessions available. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.


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.

HUNSTON: meet at Spotted Cow pub at 11.10am. CHA Walking Club. Flat linear walk to Sidlesham following a section of the old Selsey tramway. Five/six miles. Call (023) 9225 4289 for more information.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. Organised by the Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9284 1762.

PETERSFIELD: meet at Beckham Lane car park at 10am. Nine-mile walk. 01730 269 253.

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.