What’s on for Friday, October 31 to Sunday, November 2, 2014

Hayley Garner, one half of street artist duo Nomad Clan, working on the mural at Play Dead studio in Highland Road, Southsea

Internationally renowned street artists Nomad Clan prepare for a career-spanning show in Southsea

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What’s on around the area this weekend

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31

CONCERT

HAYLING ISLAND: St mary’s Church, Church Road. 7.30pm. Bells and Brass concert from The Solent Fellowship Band and Bell Canto U3A Hand Bell Ringers. (023) 9311 3011.

DANCING

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7pm. A Celebration Of Children 2014. Showcase of a variety of dances from The Sexton School Of Dance and Kelly Sheen The School Of Dance. Admission: £13, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

EVENTS

COPNOR: Harvest Home, Copnor Road. (PO3 5AN). 1pm-4pm. Children’s Halloween party. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9234 1665.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 9am-midday school years 3-6, 1pm-5pm school years 7+. Think Forensic. Children will learn about crime scenes and be sent on an investigation. Admission: £20. 01329 223100.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 11am-4pm. Gunpowder, Treason and Plot. Join Guy Fawkes and his gang of dastardly gunpowder plotters. Daily craft activities. Admission: £3 and £2 for the craft activities. 01329 233734.

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum, Heritage Way, PO12 4LE. 8pm-2am. Halloween Paranormal Experience. Join a team of professional paranormal investigators as they explore the haunted museum. Drinks and finger buffet supplied. Tickets: £45, over 18s only. Call 01444 233 859 or email euphoria-events@hotmail.com

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 8pm-1am. Discover Ghosts. Ghost hunt in the old building. Admission: £25. supernaturaltours.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-3pm. Story Workshop. Children will listen to stories from inhouse story teller Nikki Kidd. Admission; £16.50. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street, PO1 2JE. 7.15pm. Day of the Dead II. Tales and songs performed by writers, in association with the Portsmouth Writers’ Hub. Tickets: £4, call 02392 688 037.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, 5pm onwards. Halloween Ghost Tours. Every half hour live actors bring the theatre’s ghost stories to life. Choose from family friendly, real screamers or hardcore scare tours. Tickets: £5 adults, £12 family of four, £4 concessions. For more information call 02392 737 370 or visit marketinggroundlings@gmail.com

PORT SOLENT: The Boardwalk, Port Solent, PO6 4TP. 11am-4pm. Kids Club Halloween Special at Port Solent. Free admission, suitable for children aged four plus. Book at portsolent.com

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TZ. 6pm onwards. Firework Event. Shop with special discounts with a display of fireworks and live entertainment including Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro. Call (02392) 836 700.

PORTSMOUTH: Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf. 7pm-1am. The Ghoul Ball. Explore the tower after dark and then hit the dancefloor in the Waterfront Café. Dress code fancy dress. Tickets: £15, over 18s only. Call 02392 857 520.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Art Detective Challenge. Explore the museum’s picture gallery on a trail. Admission: 50p. (023) 9283 4779.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Halloween Pumpkin Family Trail. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9272 8060.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Doors 10am. Michael Jackson’s Dance Day. Dress up and dance to Thriller. Tickets: £20.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, College Road, Historic Dockyard. 10am-5.30pm. Halloween family activites. Take part in a spooky workshop and decorate your own mask and witch or wizzard hat. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9289 3318.

PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road. 12.30pm. Over-50s social club. £1.50. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. Stroke support group at 1pm. Work club at 2pm. (023) 9288 2550.

PORTSMOUTH: Paulsgrove Prime Time, Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

PORTSMOUTH: The Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum, 11am-3pm. Ghost Storytelling. Open to the public, members of the Dickens Fellowship read ghost stories on each hour. Call (02392) 664 205 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Get Me Out Of Here – Survival Undercover. Develop your skills as a covert agent. Admission: £9 adults, £4 children. (023) 9281 9385, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Maureen Moss, June Bryant and Joyce Wood.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join Sammy Sardine and discover why submariners were smelly, why their food was ghastly, and as for their toilets... Free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm Mon to Sat. The Artists Rifles. Exhibition showcasing the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Free admission, closed Suns and Bank Holidays. For more information visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane. 9am-midday. Stubbington Country Market. Freshly made cakes and dairy products. Hand-made crafts.

PORTSMOUTH: Space, University of Portsmouth Eldon Building West, Winston Churchill Avenue. 9am-5pm. A Story of Revolutions. Exhibition from Patrick Altes on the exploration of diaspora and identity. port.ac.uk/space.

PORTSMOUTH: Lodge Art Gallery, Victoria Park Corner, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Inspired By Nature. University of Portsmouth graduate Maria Miller. Free admission.

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. Platform 2014. Selection of works from graduates. Also Panic Of The Human Fancy by Joanne Hummel-Newell. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

FILMS

BORDON: Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Station Road. 7.30pm. The Exorcist. Teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity. Admission: £5, concession available. 01420 472664, phoenixarts.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. The Exorcist – Director’s Cut (18). Admission: £8 adults. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park Memorial Working Mens Club, Highlands Road. 8pm.Queen Tribute. Admission: £8 members, £12 guests. 01329 280 782, hpmwmc.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, 174 Milton Road, PO4 8PR. 7pm – Late. Royal Ravers Halloween Spooky Spectacular with special guest DJ Vibes. Fancy Dress Welcome. UK hardcore, old skool & rave. Admission: £5 on the door all night. Over 18’s only. (07505) 953 063.

PORTSMOUTH: The Milton Arms, 174 Milton Road, PO4 8PR. 7pm – 12.30am. Halloween Scary Disco. Fancy Dress Welcome. A mix up of ska, drum & bass, disco, hardcore classics, soundtracks, metal and general party mixes. Free entry all night. Over 18’s Only. (07505) 953 063.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue, 8pm. Mighty Shrimp and The Targets. Ska music with support from DJ Rob Moore. Tickets £4, buy online at wegottickets.com.

SOUTHSEA: Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Power Of Three. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Loft (above the Kings Theatre), Albert Road, PO5 2SE. 7.30pm-1am. The Ricardos perform as the Middle-aged Frankensteins. Accompanied by DJ sets, horror attire prefered. Tickets £7 on the door.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Gypsy. Rose Hovick has big plans for her two young daughters who are subjected to the spotlight from an early age.Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Three Musketeers. Admission: £11. 01329 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Harvey. Performed by the Phoenix Players Portsmouth. Comedy play about an amiable man and his best friend – a tall white rabbit. Admission: £8, concession available. 08454 676462, southseaboxoffice.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FARLINGTON: Meet in the third car park at Farlington Marshes. 10.30am. Farlington Marshes Walk. Sturdy shoes are needed to walk across the farmland and exposed open footpaths. 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.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 8pm. In Conversation With Dr David Starkey CBE. Admission; £14, concession available. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Walk along the promenade. 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.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1

DANCING

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 6pm. A Celebration Of Children 2014. Showcase of a variety of dances from The Sexton School Of Dance and Kelly Sheen The School Of Dance. Admission: £13, concession available. (023) 9282 8282, kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Maureen Moss, June Bryant and Joyce Wood. FAREHAM: West Street, 9am-2pm. Farmers Market. Up to 40 local producers will be selling the best of their produce including organic fruit to free range eggs and fish, meats, bread, cakes and honey. For more information contact Patricia Gray on 01329 824 474 or towncentre@fareham.gov.uk

FRATTON: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, 6pm. Choral Requiem Mass. Remembrance service featuring the choir’s rendition of Fauré’s Requiem Mass.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join Sammy Sardine and discover why submariners were smelly, why their food was ghastly, and as for their toilets... Free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

HAVANT: Havant Academy, 11.30am-1pm. National Childbirth Trust nearly new baby and toddler goods sale. Admission £1 in aid of the trust.

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church, Hollow Lane, 10am-1pm. Craft Collectors charity Christmas market in aid of Cancer Research UK. Free entry, call 07511 327006 to book a stall.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Halloween Pumpkin Family Trail. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9272 8060.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Racing to War: The Royal Navy and 1914. Exhibition that examines the dramatic opening of the navy’s war and the story of the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket.(023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. TArt Detective Challenge. Explore the museum’s picture gallery on a trail. Admission: 50p. (023) 9283 4779.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, 9.30am. Diocesan Synod Eucharist. Followed by Diocesan Synod in Cathedral House.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, 2pm-4pm. Messy Church. Fun activities for families followed by celebration and a shared meal.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, 6pm. Choral Requiem Mass For All Souls.

PORTSMOUTH: Lodge Art Gallery, Victoria Park Corner, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Inspired By Nature. University of Portsmouth graduate Maria Miller. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, College Road, Historic Dockyard. 10am-5.30pm. Halloween family activites. Take part in a spooky workshop and decorate your own mask and witch or wizzard hat. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9289 3318.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10.15am-11.30am. Top Banana Workshop Days. Circus Skills including diablo and juggling. Single session £6.25, Five sessions £28.75. Call 07944 286278 or email topbananacircus@gmail.com

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street, PO1 2LN, 10am-4pm. Solent Guild of Woodcarvers and Sculptors hold a ‘carve-in’. Please call (02392) 599 153 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Get Me Out Of Here – Survival Undercover. Develop your skills as a covert agent. Admission: £9 adults, £4 children. (023) 9281 9385, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. The Emsworth Improvement Scheme 1961-1962. Exhibition of letter and drawings abuot the Improvement Scheme – to helo Britain recover from the war. 01243 378091, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm Mon to Sat. The Artists Rifles. Exhibition showcasing the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Free admission, closed Suns and Bank Holidays. For more information visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, 10am-2pm. Lee-on-the-Solent Art Group. Free entry, call (02392) 550 581.

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: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Seven Ages Of Woman, Photography Exhibition By UoP Graduate Tyran Hawthorn. Free admission.

FILM

PORTSMOUTH: No6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Magic In The Moonlight (12A). Directed by Woody Allen, starring Colin Firth and Emma Stone. no6cinema.co.uk

GIGS

COPNOR: The Harvest Home, 106 Copnor Road, PO3 5AN. 8.30pm. Adult Halloween Party. Free shots for fancy dress, games and prizes. Live music from Dave Hughes. Call 02392 341 665. ROGATE: Village Hall, North Street. 7pm doors for 8pm. Longshot. Presented by Oakgate Country Music Club. (01730) 892498.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, 174 Milton Road, PO4 8PR. 8pm – Late. Noize Presents The Haunted House Halloween Showcase featuring Cally & Juice, Scott Attrill, Voodoo Junky and special guests including Georgie Loves in the front bar. Fancy dress. Admission: £5 Advance Tickets, more on the door. Over 18’s only. (07505) 953 063.

PORTSMOUTH: The Mermaid, New Road, Portsmouth. 8.30pm. Checkers. Pop covers from 50‘s to 80‘s. Free entry, call 02392 824 397.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain. 8.30pm. The Cheese Doctors. (023) 9241 2291, fountainpub.co.uk.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. The Three Musketeers. Admission: £11. 01329 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Harvey. Performed by the Phoenix Players Portsmouth. Comedy play about an amiable man and his best friend – a tall white rabbit. Admission: £8, concession available. 08454 676462, southseaboxoffice.co.uk.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 50-50 dance, admission £4.50.

EVENTS

FRATTON: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, 4pm. Bereavement service.

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum, Heritage Way, PO12 4LE. 5pm onwards. Firework spectacular. Family firework display against the backdrop of Portsmouth Harbour with family entertainments, activities and full access to the museum. Tickets: £6-15, 20 percent off for advance bookings. Under fives go free. To book call (02392) 505 600 or visit shop.nmrn.org.uk

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join Sammy Sardine and discover why submariners were smelly, why their food was ghastly, and as for their toilets... Free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Halloween Pumpkin Family Trail. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9272 8060.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Racing to War: The Royal Navy and 1914. Exhibition that examines the dramatic opening of the navy’s war and the story of the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket.(023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, 2pm-3pm. Service to mark 20th anniversary of The Rowans Hospice.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. TArt Detective Challenge. Explore the museum’s picture gallery on a trail. Admission: 50p. (023) 9283 4779.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, College Road, Historic Dockyard. 10am-5.30pm. Halloween family activites. Take part in a spooky workshop and decorate your own mask and witch or wizzard hat. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9289 3318.

PORT SOLENT: Port Solent, 11am-5pm. Craft and Artisan Market. Discover unique craft and handmade artisan objects. Visit portsolent.com

SOUTHSEA: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Get Me Out Of Here – Survival Undercover. Develop your skills as a covert agent. Admission: £9 adults, £4 children. (023) 9281 9385, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. The Emsworth Improvement Scheme 1961-1962. Exhibition of letter and drawings abuot the Improvement Scheme – to helo Britain recover from the war. 01243 378091, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Library, West Street, PO16 9TX. Art Exhibition By Maureen and Terry Flynn. Original watercolours and fine art prints. Visit flynnspaintings.com

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.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Urban Line Dance Monthly Disco with DJ Roy Hodson. Entry: £6 on the door. Call 01329 315 641 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Phoenix, Torrington Road, 9pm. The Chai Wallahs.

SOUTHSEA: Drift Bar. Above Bar, Jealous Michael, Luke Varndell, Heather Bailey. Tickets: £2.