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A guide to what’s on around the area this weekend.

TODAY

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 4pm-1.30am. Georgie Loves A Celebration of Colin Glancy. Special guest Darren Emerson (Underworld). Admission £8. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 10pm. Halloween House of Horrors. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Rob Beckett. Stand-up. Admission £10. (01420) 472 664.

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. Featuring Susan Welland (soprano) and Eunice Pike (piano). Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission: non-members £7 on door. (023) 9232 6309, portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 7.30pm. The Bear and the Eagle: an evening of Russian and American music. Performed by the Renaissance Choir, Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 5259 , (01730) 261199 or renaissancechoir.org.uk for tickets.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road. 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Club-50 Disco. Golden oldies and disco classics. With Denis Kaye. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls Ballroom, Bury Road. 7.30pm-11.45pm. Freestyle Jive Dance to the music of The Strollers, plus DJ. 50s era jive music. (023) 9242 8732.

NORTH MUNDHAM: Village Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Dance. Featuring: Nicky James. Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Copnor (PO3 5XT). 8pm-11pm. Saturday Ballroom Dance. Plus some sequence dancing. BYO, no wet bar. Admission: £4. (023) 9273 3393, 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 11am-3pm. Juggling Jake’s Circus Workshop. Suitable for all the family. Admission £2. (01420) 472 664.

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. 11am-midday. Halloween Story Time Special. Don’t be scared, come along and join in with our Halloween stories and craft activities. Suitable for under-10s accompanied by an adult. Free, just come along. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Catholic Church, High Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Nightfever. Step into an oasis of peace, light a candle, enjoy the live music and stay as long as you like.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-3pm. Street Dance for Adults (18+). Tutor: Kate Hewitt. Admission £28, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

LIPHOOK: Square. Procession starts at 6.45pm from The Square. Bonfire and free firework display at Radford Park from approximately 8.30pm.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, Eastney. 1pm-5pm. Eastney Beam Engine House Open Day. See the magnificent Boulton and Watt Beam Engine in its original site. Admission free. (023) 9282 7261.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 10am. St Mary’s Autumn Fair. Support the church as it seeks to raise funds to support its work in the area. Traditional stalls, refreshments, raffle, etc ... and a chance to visit this splendid church building. The tower will be open for those who wish to climb it and enjoy the views of the city.

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.

FILMS

DENMEAD: Community Centre, School Lane (PO7 6LU). Summer in February (15); 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Directed by Christopher Menaul. Starring: Dominic Cooper, Emily Browning and Dan Stevens. Also a Michael; Maloney feature with Hattie Morahan. Admission £5. (023) 9225 6132.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Thanks for Sharing (15); 7pm. USA, 2013. Directed by Stuart Blumberg. Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo and Pink. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Sarah Lee, plus Club Disco.

GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen, 160, Whitworth Road (PO12 3NW). 8.30pm-11.30pm. The Aim. (023) 9258 0626.

GOSPORT: RNA Gosport, 66, Fareham Road. 8pm. Soulpatch. Blues and soul band. Admission £2 on door.

HAVANT: The Café Bar, The Spring, East Street. 1pm. Music Bites with Sean Fisher. Portsmouth-based singer-songwriter. Free, all welcome. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. The Animals and Friends. Admission £16.50-£18. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11pm. Orange Street. Ska. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Connaught Arms, Guildford Road, Fratton. 8pm. Disco with DJ Neil Landing.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Brit Floyd: P-U-L-S-E 2013. Admission £10-£39.50. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. Lee Ray. Performing modern day favourites.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Veronique Devine and The Vixens present: Rock with the Foxes special Halloween Show. An evening of delicious music and burlesque. Admission £5 in advance, £7 on door. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Graham Arms, 51, George Street. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: Mr Pickwick, Milton Road, Milton. 5pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Five By Five. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Mr Tom. Indie, pop, rock. Admission £5. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Spirit: with an ’80s Party Night. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The 149 Club, Albert Road. 8.30pm. Soul Time Disco.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Blackout. Rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: King Street Tavern, 70, King Street. Halloween at The King Street Tavern with Electric Eden. thekingstreettavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7pm. Spear of Destiny; The Danse Society: Thirty Years and Counting European Tour 2013. Admission £12.50. (023) 9286 3911.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. The Scary Biscuits. (01329) 832123.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express. Presented by STP Musicals. Admission £12, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

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

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. Nathan the Wise. New translation of Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s play by Edward Kemp, presented by Hayling Island Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: St John the Baptist Church, Redhill Road (PO9 6DF). 2.30pm, 7.30pm. The Vicar of Dibley. A comedy by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter, presented by the Denmead Operatic Society. Admission £10 in advance or on door. (023) 9283 8683.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Le Corsaire. An epic pirate adventure presented by the English National Ballet. Admission: £10-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. The Buddy Holly Story. Featuring some of the greatest rock n roll songs ever written. Admission £12-£26.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Broken. Motionhouse’s brand new production. This powerful company combines highly athletic dance with intricate digital imagery and original music. Admission £16, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

ISLE OF WIGHT: meet Harbour Station for 9.15am fast cat to Ryde. CHA Walking Club Walk. Six-mile circular walk via Carisbrooke Castle and Parkhurst Forest. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

SELBORNE: meet EHDC car park (GR SU742 335). 9.50am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 269253.

TOMORROW

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Christ Church, Old Market Avenue (off South Street). 2pm doors for 2.30pm-4.30pm. Music on Sundays. Featuring an illustrated talk by Dr Raymond Greenlees: Cello playing and Medicine. Plus the club’s annual general meeting. Visitors and new members welcome. (01243) 527425, musiconsundays.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green. 3.30pm. The Melpomene Choir from Antwerp sing Renaissance Polyphony. Retiring collection for Organ Maintenance Fund.

DANCING

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 3pm-6.30pm. Halloween Autumn Tea Dance. Organised by Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Admission £3.50 (tea included). Dress code: smart in Halloween colours please. (023) 9259 8456 or (013243) 430048.

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Assheton Court (off Castle Street). 7pm-9pm. Ballroom Dance. Admission £3.50 (inc tea/cake). (023) 9235 1162.

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.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening Bingo and Quiz in the Lounge.

FARLINGTON: St Andrew’s Hall, Havant Road. 1pm-5pm. Vintage, Handmade and Crafts Fayre. Exhibitor include: Preloved & Upcycled; Lottie’s Handcrafted Bunting; Cute & Crafty; Holistic Therapist; Vintage Rivival; Headcase Curiosities; Annie’s Attic; Elegant Vintage; Woodsedge Upholstery; Waters Sweets and many more. Donations for tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be given to The Rowan’s Hospice.

GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen, 160, Whitworth Road (PO12 3NW). 9pm-11pm. The Sunday Quiz. (023) 9258 0626.

LIPHOOK: Milland Valley Memorial Hall, Iping Road (GU30 7NA). 10.30am-3.30pm. Model Trains in the Valley 2013. An expanded club meeting to which the public are invited. Displays and demonstrations. Admission £1.50.

PORTSMOUTH: Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, Eastney. 1pm-5pm. Eastney Beam Engine House Open Day. See the magnificent Boulton and Watt Beam Engine in its original site. Admission free. (023) 9282 7261.

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: 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.

WINCHESTER: Middlebrook Street and car park. 9am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Coraline (PG); 3.30pm. USA, 2010. Directed by Henry Selick. Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Ian McShane and Dawn French. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

FIREWORKS

FAREHAM: Meadowside Playing Fields, Whiteley (PO15 7LL). 5.30pm-8pm. Whiteley Firework Display. Organised by the local Rotary Club. Attractions include fireworks, family fun fair, etc. Admission free, donations to the Rotary Club welcome.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: Lord Raglan, Queen Street. 8.45pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. From Dead Like Harry: Matt Taylor and Alice Faraday, with Robin Baker. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Connaught Arms, Guildford Road, Fratton. 4pm. 70s/80s Disco with DJ Neil Landing.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 6pm-8pm. Open Mic.

PORTSMOUTH: Hilsea Lido, London Road, Hilsea. 11.45am-3.30pm. Dave Pearson’s Big Band Orchestra. (023) 9266 2440.

PORTSMOUTH: The Gun Room, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8pm. Tongues & Grooves. Featuring Maggie Sawkins with The Sweet Believers. Plus Open Mic. Admission £3/£4. tongues-and-grooves.org.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 2pm-6pm. Acoustic Afternoon with Keith, Graham and friends. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Sondura. Alternative, rock, grunge. Admission £4. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Fifth Hants Volunteer Arms, Albert Road. 3pm. Secret Smile.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. Two’s Company. TJS debut. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Alley Cats Open Mic Night. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Alley Cats Open Mic Night. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7pm. Jeeves and the Wedding Bells. An evening with Sebastian Faulks. Admission: £17.50. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. The Vagina Monologues. Featuring Hollie-Jay Bowes (Hollyoaks), Terri Dwyer (Hollyoaks, Grange Hill, Loose Women) and Diane Keen (Doctors, Ruth Rendell Mysteries). Admission: £20. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Puppetry of the Penis Live. A new show – bigger and better. Warning: A non-sexual show featuring full frontal male nudity. Admission £21, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm-10pm. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. Award-winning actor/writer James Hyland returns to Southsea. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9282 8282, 9286 3911.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore Walk. A brisk walk over uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. 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.

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