What’s on for Monday October 28, 2013

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

TODAY

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. Admission £2.50. (023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

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.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am-12.45pm. JCPF Spiritual Healing Clinic. Donation gratefully received. (023) 9269 3169 for further details.

PORT SOLENT: Indigo Rose, The Trading Post. 1.30pm-2.30pm. Halloween Craft Workshop. Paint a trick or treat bag, have a face paint, cupcake and juice for £6.50. Spaces limited, must book in advance. 07954 377 086.

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.

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: 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.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Colfax. Plus special guests Kodiak Jack; The Hazy Eyed Smiles; and Bittertown Marys. Admission £5. (023) 9282 8282, 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 £15. (023) 9282 8282, 9286 3911.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7pm-10.15pm. New Apollo presents their Fifth Annual Halloween Horror Double Bill. Adaptations of stories by RL Stevenson and Wilkie Collins. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 11am, 2pm. The Chris and Pui Roadshow. A happy family show with your favourite CBeebies double act! Admission £12, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: Langstone Conservative Club, Emsworth Road. 10.30am. Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Talk, organised by the Havant Complementary Health Group. All welcome. Admission: £3. (023) 9307 9413.

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Bridge Centre, Fratton Road. 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Royal Marine Association Club, The War Memorial Pavilion, Dunn Close, Henderson Road, Eastney. 7.30pm for 8pm. Fighting Spirit: Patrolling and Raiding with West Yorks 1917-18. Talk by Fraser Skirrow, organised by the Western Front Association, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Branch. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9269 3867.

SOUTHSEA: meet South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. 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.

SOUTHSEA: meet South Parade Pier. 7.30pm. Eastney Seafront Walk. An evening stroll along the seafront towards Eastney, returning via Eastern Parade. 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.

TOMORROW

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms/Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 9pm-2.30pm. Zombie Disco presented by Concrete Music. Room one (house/disco/garage/party): Route 94, Second City, Az & Tor, George AG and Alex James. Room two (garage/grime/old skool dubstep): Drop:Out, Billy Oz and Sheik. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9282 8282, 9286 3911.

DANCING

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

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. 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm. Viv’s Dinosaur Discovery Roadshow. Come and meet Viv – a fearsome carnivorous dinosaur and find out about how, when and where he lived. Suitable for ages five plus. Admission £5 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: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 1pm-5pm. Ancient Drama! Join H2oh! Education for an imaginative and exciting drama workshop exploring all things ancient Egyptian. For children aged seven to 11. Pre-booking required (only 30 places). (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORT SOLENT: Indigo Rose, The Trading Post. 1.30pm-2.30pm. Halloween Craft Workshop. Paint a trick or treat bag, have a face paint, cupcake and juice for £6.50. Spaces limited, must book in advance. 07954 377 086.

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: 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. 11am-3pm. Toads and Toadstools. Join Richard Jones, countryside officer for Portsdown Hill, to discover more about some of the seasonal wildlife that lives there and elsewhere in Portsmouth. An activity for everyone. No booking required, just drop in. (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: 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

PETERSFIELD: New Savoy Cinema, Festival Hall, Heath Road. Monsters University (U); 10.30am. Animation featuring the voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman. Admission £5. Iron Man 3 (12A); 3pm. Directed by Shane Black. Starring Robert Downey jnr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce. Admission £5. (01730) 264182.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-11.30pm. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9229 6352.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Andrews Brothers. Playing a mix of rock, pop, jazz and soul in style. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... Martin Coyne, 7.30pm; Shores, 8pm; Ryan James, 8.30pm; Ash Watson, 9pm; Lewis Phillips, 9.30pm; The Unknown Soldiers, 10pm; Coburg’s Widow, 10.30pm-11pm. vinylrecords.co.uk/gigguide.txt.

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: Octagon Studio Theatre, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.45pm. Jekyll & Hyde. A new re-telling of the classic horror chiller . Admission £10, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.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.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7pm-10.15pm. New Apollo presents their Fifth Annual Halloween Horror Double Bill. Adaptations of stories by RL Stevenson and Wilkie Collins. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 7.30pm. Stella, a story of women, their men and astronomy by Siobhán Nicholas, presented by Take The Space Theatre Company. Admission: £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

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. 7.30pm. That’ll Be The Day. A brand new 2014 production. Admission £21-£23.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 7.30pm. Lee Airfield. John Butt will be talking about what is happening at the airfield. Organised by Lee-on-the-Solent Residents Association. Refreshments available. All welcome. (023) 9255 1547, leeresidents.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore Walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime Walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. 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.

WEDNESDAY, OCT 30

DANCING

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50. (023) 9259 8456 or (01243) 430048.

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Suitable for both new and experienced dancers . Partner not necessary. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 1pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £4. (023) 9273 1281.

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.

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.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 7pm-8pm. In A Flash. A creative writing workshop.

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

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-5.15pm. Wild at White’s Apples and Tortoises. Keep the children entertained with lots of autumn activities. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

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: 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. 11am-11.30am. Spooky Themed Story Time. All families welcome but most suitable for those with children under five. No booking required, just drop in. (023) 9281 5276.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 7pm-9pm. The Monster Ball. Presented by Love Southsea. Afun disco, games and food. Also a raffle in support of The Rowans Hospice. Prizes for best dressed child, mum and dad. Parents go free but must attend, tickets are £10 per child. (023) 9273 1281.

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: 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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Portsmouth Film Society, Omega Centre, Omega Street (PO5 4LP). The Act of Killing (15), 8pm; UK/ USA/ Denmark, 2012. Subtitled. Directed by: Joshua Oppenheimer. Starring: Haji Anif, Syamsul Arifin and Sakhyan Asmara. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring Monkey’s Fist.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Halloween Party. With alt/rock/folk band Patchwork Native and support from Greg Ryal. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-midnight. Open Mic Club. Friendly atmosphere. All musicians welcome. Full stage, turbo sound system, lighting. Full recording capability. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Ison – EP launch. Alternative. Admission £5. (023) 8022 5612.

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: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 11.30am, 2.30pm. Arthur’s Dream Boat. Based on the book by Polly Dunbar, presented by Long Nose Puppets. Admission £7, concs. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Octagon Studio Theatre, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.45pm. Jekyll & Hyde. A new re-telling of the classic horror chiller, presented by Interalia. Admission £10, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. 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.

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.

PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 8pm. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Presented by Filter in association with the RSC. Admission £14-£16. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

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.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm-9pm. Paranormal Talk. Come and discover the world of the paranormal with Supernatural Tours. Admission £4. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

HAVANT: United Reformed Church Hall, Elm Lane. 7.30pm. Sweet Peas (Beginners). Talk by Roger Parsons, organised by the Havant and District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. havanthorticulturalsociety.hampshire.org.uk.

HINTON AMPNER: meet roadside near Kilmeston Church (south of the A272 near Hinton Ampner (GR SU591 263). 9.50am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A nine-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.15am. (01730) 269253.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, Copnor, 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore Walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond/longer walk to Milton foreshore. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. 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.

SOUTHSEA: meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am. Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront Walk. Through the Rose Garden and Rock Garden. 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.

WIDLEY: meet The George public house, 9.57am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Four/five-mile figure of eight walk between Fort Widley and Fort Purbrook. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

THURSDAY, OCT 31

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Sequence and some ballroom. Admission £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.

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. Little Monsters wanted, the scarier the better. Children are invited to dress up today, the spookiest day of the year, to create a host of Halloween horrors. Admission £4. (01329) 233734.

HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). 1pm-3pm. Children’s Samhain Afternoon. Come dressed as your favourite Halloween character and take part in a treasure trail culminating in a story around the fire in the Great Roundhouse. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Folly Wine Bar, 10, College Street. 7pm-late. Halloween Party. Fancy dress optional. Bar games. Admission free. (01730) 264816.

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

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 1pm-1.45pm, 2pm-2.45pm. Inked! Egyptian Style! Work with our specialist make-up artist to transform yourself into an ancient Egyptian with make-up fit for Cleopatra and painted hieroglyphic ‘tattoos’. For children aged seven to 11. No charge, but pre-booking required (places limited). (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Connaught Arms, Guildford Road, Fratton. 3pm. Halloween Party in aid of The Rowans Hospice. Featuring local entertainers, DJ Miss Ninxx, face painting, fancy dress competition with prizes, grand raffle, games for youngsters, etc.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 6pm-10.30pm. Halloween Ghost Tours. A ghost tour (every half-hour) of Portsmouth’s most haunted building with twists and turns at every corner. Admission: £5, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-5.15pm. Wild at White’s Apples and Tortoises. Keep the children entertained with lots of autumn activities. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

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: 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.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey, cards, jewellery, woodcraft, craft, cakes, and plants. Coffee and tea available. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

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: 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

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Nosferatu (PG); 7pm. Germany, 1922. Directed by FW Murnau. Starring: Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim and Greta Schröder. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. John Etheridge and Christian Garrick. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Lucky Bar, 223, Kingston Road (PO2 7EG). 9pm. A Different Beat.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Luke and Sasha, 7pm; Perry and Harry, 7.30pm; Lewis Bennett, 8pm; Carl Lewis Track and Field, 8.30pm; The Shamans, 9pm; Dan Gordon, 9.30pm; Looten Duke, 10.15pm; The Milkmen, 10.45pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 11.30pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Not the Rocky Horror Picture Show. This is a scaled down version of The Rocky Horror Picture show featuring each and every one of the songs from the original motion picture, except this time – YOU are in it! Admission £5. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 9pm. Soul Patch.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Pigeon Detectives. Plus special guests The Mexanines; and Hares. Admission £14. (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: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 11.30am, 2.30pm. The Sea Show. A quirky mix of puppet show, natural history and comedy cabaret, presented by Squashbox Theatre. Admission £7, concs. (01329) 223100.

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

FAREHAM: Octagon Studio Theatre, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.45pm. Jekyll & Hyde. A new re-telling of the classic horror chiller, presented by Interalia. Admission £10, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. 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.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8pm. An Evening of Burlesque. Join a riotous romp into the bizarre world of burlesque and cutting-edge variety. Dress up and come to the cabaret. Admission £23, concs. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Ghost: the musical. Based on the Oscar-winning film. Admission: £28-£42, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

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

PORTSMOUTH: meet Scott Road car park (off Military Road by The News Centre). 10.30am. Hilsea Lines Walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ with its abundance of wildlife. 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.