What’s on for Friday November 1, 2013

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

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Inner Terrestrials Halloween Party. Live punk bands/ ska/ acoustic. Admission £5. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Wolf Cub Club. Admission free. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

SOBERTON: St Peter’s Church, School Hill (SO32 3PF). 7.30pm doors for 8pm. The Madding Crowd in concert. A stirring concert full of music, singing, readings and opportunities for audience participation. Proceeds from the concert will go towards the upkeep of Soberton’s historic Norman church. Tickets (£10) can be purchased on the door or in advance from (01489) 877237 or 877830.

DANCING

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Come dancing to the sounds of Memory Lane: waltz, tango, rumba, ballroom, sequence, old time, etc. (023) 9278 9124.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-5pm. Half-term Hocus Pocus. Prepare to be scared this half-term with a terrifying trio of events that will fright and delight audiences of all ages. Tunnel Tales; Crafty Crypt; and Haunted Halls. Admission £4. (01329) 233734.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10.30am-midday, 1.30pm-3pm. Cartoon Animal Workshop. Work with an artist to draw carton animals using real specimens at Search as an inspiration. Suitable for ages five plus accompanied by an adult. Admission £4 per child. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

PETERSFIELD: Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Halloween. Children’s activities throughout the week. Pre-booking essential. (023) 9259 5040.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 11am-1pm. Table Top Sale. Bric-a-brac, clothes and toys. (023) 9275 1441.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Varsity Pro Wrestling: Tables Match. VPW’s first ever tables match. Admission £12.50-£15, concs. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-4.30pm. Wild at White’s Apples and Tortoises. Keep the children entertained with lots of autumn activities. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTH HARTING: British Legion Hall, Church Lane. 11am-midday. Harting Village Market. Local produce and craft stalls. Home baking, cards, knitwear, jewellery, woodwork, home wares, gifts and more.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-3pm. Meet Normandy Veterans. Members of the Portsmouth branch of the Normandy Veterans Association will be at the museum to chat to visitors about their experiences around the time of D-Day. Please telephone on the day of your visit if you wish to confirm their attendance.

SOUTHSEA: Havelock Community Centre, Fawcett Road. 1pm-2.30pm. Mindful Living Club. Support for people interested in practising mindfulness in their daily lives. Admission £6 on the door. 07540 751 910.

SOUTHSEA: Natural History Museum, Cumberland House, Eastern Parade. 10am-5pm. Family Trail. Take a trip around the museum during half-term to find some of the animals in our collections with spooky connections. (023) 9281 5276.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-4.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Bedales Gallery, Church Road, Steep. 2pm-5pm. George Grosz: The Big No. One of the greatest satirical artists of the 20th century. Featuring two of the most famous portfolios of his drawings: EcceHomo, 1923 and Hintergrund, 1928. (01730) 711511, bedales.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Museum, The Old Court House, St Peter’s Road (GU2 3HX). 10am-4pm. Beliefs: Religion and Spirituality in Petersfield and Beyond. At the centre of the exhibition are a series of portraits of local people of different faiths and of no faith featuring their personal thoughts on religion and spirituality, and related artefacts. (01730) 262601.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. 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.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Planes 2D (U); 3pm. Disney’s animated action-packed comedic adventure starring Dusty a big-hearted fast-flying crop duster. Blue Jasmine (12A); 8pm. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Peter Sarsgaard. (01428) 642161 for further details.

LIPHOOK: Millennium Centre, 2, Ontario Way (GU30 7LD). Love Is All You Need (15); 8pm. Directed by: Susanne Bier. Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm and Molly Blixt Egelind. (01428) 723889 for tickets.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Blue Jasmine (12A); 7pm. USA, 2013. Directed by Woody Allen. Starring: Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin and Sally Hawkins. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Halloween with Sounds 2K Disco.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. Halloween Disco with DJ. Fancy dress is preferred to add to the fun and there will be a prize for the best dressed.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. This Way Up. Rock blues band. rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. To Kill A King. Acoustic, folk, indie, rock. Admission £8. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8pm. Vince Hilaire’s Soul Classics. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 8.30pm-11pm. Live Jazz. Featuring: the Milton James Hot Four. (023) 9275 5944.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Roadshow. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Hadouken! Plus special guest Sonic Boom Six. Admission £12.50. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: The Riverside Theatre, Chichester College of Arts & Technology, Westgate Fields (PO19 1SB). 7.15pm. The Wedding Singer. Musical presented by CAOS Musical Productions. Admission £16. (023) 9282 8282, 9286 3911.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Grease. Presented by Stage One Youth Theatre. Admission £10.50, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. The Duck House. A comedy set in the world of dodgy receipts, dodgier deceit and pure parliamentary panic, starring Ben Miller. Admission: £17-£28.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 2.30pm. Arthur’s Dream Boat. Based on the book by Polly Dunbar, presented by Long Nose Puppets. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Community Centre, Hayling Park, Station Road, West Town (PO11 0HB). 7.30pm. The Sound of Music. Presented by Hayling Musical Society. Admission £10. (023) 9246 7545.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.30pm. Jekyll & Hyde. A new re-telling of the classic body horror chiller from 1886, presented by Interalia Theatre. Admission £10. (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Ghost: the musical. Based on the Oscar-winning film. Admission: £28-£42, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7pm. Oh What a Night. Presented by Marie Clarke School of Dance. Admission £11-£13. (01329) 846646 for tickets.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Francis Avenue (PO4 0LX). 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders. A comedy by Derek Webb, presented by the Phoenix Players. Admission £6-£8. 0845 293 9350.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: meet Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront Walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. 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.