A guide to what’s on today.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Push Forward. Drum n bass, dubstep. Admission £5. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.
SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. Thunderdome. (023) 9286 3911.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-late. It’s A Sin. With residents DJ Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Carey Marx, Jaques Barret and Pat Cahill. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.
FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-4pm. Spooky Fort Nelson. Halloween fun for all the family, including museum tours, craft activities, a spooky treasure hunt and ghastly gun-firings. (01329) 233734.
FAREHAM: Town Centre. Ghost Hunt. Ten shops and businesses will be hiding a ghostly secret. Children aged 14 and under are invited to hunt them down and record the unique number on an application form. Completed application forms should be posted in the Ghost Post Box at the Tourist Information Centre located in Westbury Manor. Closing date Tuesday, November 6, 2012.
HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). Autumn Half Term. Every afternoon during half term there will be craft activities and a ghost hunt around the farm. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 6pm. Eucharist for All Souls Day.
PORTSMOUTH: Central Square, Gunwharf Quays. Midday-4pm. School of Spooks and Spells. With a variety of workshops, including creepy classroom, haunted lunch hall and potion playground.
PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays. 5.30pm-8pm. Best of British Firework Extravaganza. With a wide variety of events, plus vocal group Voces 8 and Portsmouth favourites The Three Belles. Also local dance groups the Neptune Girls and Streetforce DC.
PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. Half-term Activities: Halloween Pumpkin Trail (10am-4.30pm). All under-16s must be accompanied by an adult. (023) 9277 8600.
PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. Half-term Activities: Behind the Scenes 20th Century Tours (11am, midday, 2pm, 3pm). Tour into collection stores with chance to see items featuring in new exhibitions. (023) 9272 7562.
PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Durufflé Requiem Mass for All Souls. A service at which we remember and pray for those we have loved who have died. At this service the choir will sing parts of the Requiem Mass by Durufflé.
PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton. 10am-3pm. Half-term Workshop for six-year-olds and above: Firework Fun. Join Manic Stage Productions for an explosive fun-filled day with singing, dancing and acting to create a theatrical performance for family and friends. Admission £15 (must be pre-booked). Email: email@example.com.
SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House, High Street. 10.30am-5.15pm. Apples & Tortoises Half-Term Activities. Children of all ages are welcome to come along to enjoy fun autumnal-themed activities and take part in Timothy the Tortoise’s Trail. (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, homewares, gifts and more.
SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-2.30pm. Meet Normandy Veterans. Meet members of the Normandy Veterans Association. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring volunteer’s paintings and donated paintings and prints. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, West Street. 10am-5pm. Fareham Woodcarvers’ Exhibition 2012. The group of craftsmen and women use traditional as well as innovative methods to work wood in a range of styles. Some work in this exhibition will be for sale. (01329) 822063.
LISS: Triangle Centre. 9.30am-5pm. Arts and Crafts Exhibition. This well-respected exhibition will display a variety of art and crafts from local artists. (01730) 301000.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Portraits and Landscapes: Rediscovering Richard Ubsdell ... marking the bicentenary of this local artist. A Tale of One City ... exploring the links between Charles Dickens and life in Portsmouth today. 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.
HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Brave 2D (PG); 3pm. Directed by Enrico Casarosa, Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman. Featuring the voices of Kelly MacDonald, Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson. Led Zeppelin: Celebration Day (PG); 8pm. Live at the O2. (01428) 642161 for further details.
HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. My Week with Marilyn (15); 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Directed by Simon Curtis. Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh and Dominic Cooper. Admission £3-£4. (023) 9246 6363.
PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Lawless (18); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by John Hillcoat. Starring: Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Shia Laboeuf and Gary Oldman. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.
CHICHESTER: Pallant Suite, South Pallant. 6.30pm doors for 7.45pm-10.15pm. Chichester Jazz Club. Featuring: Gentleman Jim McIntosh’s Jazzaholics. Admission £9. Info: (01243) 781466. Tickets: (01243) 775888, chichesterjazzclub.co.uk.
EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95, North Street. Dog House. (01243) 372351.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Eliza Carthy Band. Admission £18.50, concs. (01329) 223100.
FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Ultra Sounds Disco.
HAVANT: The Wheelwright Arms, 27, Emsworth Road. 9pm. Mafia. (023) 9248 3365.
NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club. Featuring: Larry McCray with his full USA band. All welcome. Admission: £20. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.
PORTSMOUTH: Hampshire Boulevard, 1, Hampshire Terrace. Open till 5am. Fire and Ice: 10th Birthday Weekend. DJs Westie and Grant Knowles. Two bars, ice sculptures, ice cave, fire cannons. Halloween fancy dress competition (win £100). Door toll £3 11pm-midnight; £5 after. (023) 9229 7509.
PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.30pm-11pm. Legend (Double Juice). Ex singer of Doctor Rock.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Ricky Tick. 60s funk, soul, jazz. rmatavern.co.uk.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Nothing Yet (ex-Running On Empty).
SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Sandi Thom. Admission: £13 advance, £15 door. (023) 8055 5366.
SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. The Jack Daniels Band. Funky jazz.
SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. Buble and Bubbles Night. Tribute night with Greg Valentine. (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. 9pm. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. (023) 9282 1658.
CHICHESTER: The Riverside Theatre, Chichester College of Arts and Technology, Westgate Fields (PO19 1SB). 7.15pm. Sweet Charity. Presented by CAOS Musical Productions. (01243) 783945, caos-chichester.com.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Totally Tina. Starring Justine R. Admission £18.50. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. The History of Opera (abridged). A whistle stop tour of 400 years of opera, presented by Opera Box. Admission £9.90-£11, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Good Grief. Starring Penelope Keith, Jonathan Firth and Christopher Ravenscroft. Admission: £17-£28.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 7pm. Wind in the Willows. A classic English tale of friendship. Admission £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.15pm. Puccini’s La Bohème. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Presented by the Welsh National Opera. Admission: £7.50-£40. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. Presented by the Portsmouth Players. Admission £8.50-£15. (023) 9282 8282.
SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Theatre, Fraser Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Dracula Spectacular. A spooky musical presented by the Victoryland Theatre Company. Admission: £7, concs. (023) 9273 2785.
WALKS & TALKS
PORTCHESTER: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove. 7.45pm. Three by Thirty. Three members each have 30 minutes on a topic of their choosing, organised by the Solent Omnibus Club. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9273 1061.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays. 7pm. Portsmouth Bookfest 2012: Bookswap (with Cakes). Scott Pack and Marie Phillips will be joined by Dorothy Koomson and debut novelist Tanya Byrne. Admission £5 (book tickets on (023) 9268 8037). (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.
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.
WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 2.30pm. Jacqueline Wilson: A Date with the Dame! One of England’s most celebrated children’s writers talks about her life as an author and her latest work. Followed by a book signing at 3.30pm. Admission: £6. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.