A guide to what’s on today.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Pam Ayres. Admission: £20. Sold out! (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7,30pm. The Brodowski Quartet. Performing works by Haydn and Tchaikovsky. Terry Barfoot will provide a brief introduction to the music, with examples performed by the musicians. Admission £13.50-£15. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. (023) 9271 0060.
GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).
PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Entertainments Hall, Locksway Road, Milton. 7.30pm-10.15pm. Ballroom, Latin American and Sequence Dance. Dancing with Elaine Hardy. All welcome. BYO refreshments. Admission £3. (023) 9235 5388, 07732 968 236.
COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club, Spur Road. 7.30pm. Cosham Phoenix Social Club. For anyone over 60. Music with DJ, and other varied events. New members welcome. (023) 9269 1740 or 9237 0030.
FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-5pm. 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.
GOSPORT: Search, 50, Clarence Road. 10am-11.30am, 12.30pm-2pm, or 2.30pm-4pm. Fashion Fix! Free family fun. Come along with your old clothes and pimp them into something dazzling with the help of our expert staff, also pimp a T-shirt provided by us. Places must be booked in advance (023) 9250 1957 and children must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10.30am-midday. New Age Kurling. Fun, plus exercise. All welcome. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.
PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays. Pumpkin Carving Competition. If you and your children are planning on carving a pumpkin for Halloween, bring your creations down to Gunwharf Quays to enter into our best pumpkin competition.
PORTSMOUTH: HMS Victory Lower Gun Deck, Historic Dockyard. 10.30am-4.30pm. Half-term Activities: Ancestry Introduction. Experts will be on hand to help people find out if they have a link to HMS Victory and the Battle of Trafalgar. (023) 9272 7562.
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: Menuhin Theatre, Central Library, Guildhall Square. 7pm. Express Yourself! An evening of words, spoken and signed. Portsmouth’s poet laureate Sam Cox and young poet laureate Joe McQuilken are joined by British Sign Language poet Donna Williams. Part of Portsmouth’s Bookfest 2012. Admission £3.
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: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, Copnor, 1pm-3pm. Table Tennis for the Over 55s. Non-competitive sessions (costing £2), open to all levels of ability. For further details telephone (023) 9261 7890 or just turn up.
SOUTH HARTING: Uppark House. 11am-5pm. Halloween Quiz Trail for children. Follow the trail around the house and garden. Will you get a trick or treat? £2 per trail. Usual admission applies. (01730) 825415.
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.
GOSPORT: Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-5.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. Library hours. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Work by artist Des Kilfeather.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Spector. Plus Swim Deep and Luls, Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.
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.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Good Grief. Starring Penelope Keith, Jonathan Firth and Christopher Ravenscroft. Admission: £17-£28.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
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.
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