What’s On for Saturday October 27, 2012

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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.

SATURDAY, OCT 27

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Junk Yard. Featuring: Scott Attrill, Amber O, Kohl and Jester. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge/Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm. Neon Ballroom Halloween Launch Night. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: Tiger Tiger Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays. 6pm doors for 8pm-10pm (last entry 7.45pm). Jongleurs Comedy Night. Tonight’s line up includes Mandy Knight, Dane Baptiste, George Egg and Tony Hendriks. Admission £15. (023) 9288 2244.

CONCERTS

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Last Night of the Proms. An entertaining and fun evening with music from Spinnaker Brass with Spinnaker Chorus. Admission: £10. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street. 7.30pm. Fareham Philharmonic Choir in concert. Includes works by Bernstein, Janacek and Rutter. Tickets: (01329) 664948 or (01329) 213899.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. Featuring a vocal recital by soprano Julia Dewhurst with accompanist David Elwin performing a selection of songs by Schubert, Mahler and Berlioz with piano solos by Brahms and Meyer. Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission: £7 on door. portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 7.30pm. Music of the Spires. Featuring the Renaissance Choir performing music by Tavener, Whitacre, Tallis, Victoria, Gorecki and Poulenc. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 5259.

DANCING

WICKHAM: Community Centre, Mill Lane. 8pm-11pm. Ballroom Dance. Admission: £4. (023) 9273 3393, 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

COWPLAIN: Borrow Day Centre, Padnell Road. 10am-midday. Help for Heroes Coffee Morning. Admission 50p (inc refreshments).

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.

FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, West Street. 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. Children’s Woodcarving Workshops. A chance for children to experience the magic of woodcarving and make a piece of work to take home and keep. Fully supervised one to one training, including how to use the tools safely. Age limit: eight years plus. Pre-booking essential. (01329) 822063.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 11am-midday. Halloween Story Time Special. Halloween stories and craft activitise for al lto enjoy. Suitable for under 10s accompanied by an adult. Free, no need to book, but places limited. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church Hall, High Street. 10am-2pm. Grand Coffee Morning. Home made cakes, light lunches. Stalls selling cakes, jams, chutneys, books, cards and gifts. Raffle drawn at 1pm. Free admission. All money raised goes to the restoration of the church. (023) 9258 1150 for further details.

GRAYSHOTT: Village Hall. Midday-6pm, 7pm-11.30pm. FirkinFest. With 18 ales and eight ciders on offer. Musical entertainment during the afternoon session from Binky’s Dixie Demons and in the evening session from tribute bands The UK Bee Gees and Abba Illusion. Admission: afternoon session £5; evening session £12.50 in advance, £15 on door. firkinfest.com.

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 9.15am. Cycle ride to Bishop’s Waltham and Alresford. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10.30am-3pm. Unique Makers’ Monthly Market. Offering contemporary arts and crafts. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

LISS: Triangle Centre. 9am-midday. Baby and Toddler Nearly New Sale. Come and pick up some bargains for your little ones. If you would like to rent a table (£7.50), or a rail (£250) contact us. (01730) 301000 to book a stall.

PORTSMOUTH: Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, Eastney. 1pm-5pm. Steam Weekend. See the magnificent Boulton and Watt Beam Engine in its original site. Plus this month there is a special display of working and static Meccano models from Solent Meccano Society. Admission free. (023) 9282 7261.

PORTSMOUTH: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 1.30pm-7pm. Fashion Reloved, Music Recycled. Inspired individuals aged 10 to 19 are invited to attend two workshops which push the boundaries in the realm of recycling and exhibit work to parents and the public at the end of it.. The fashion show will start at 6pm.

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 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: Lord Mayor’s Banqueting Suite, Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. No 6 Film Quiz Night. Question master Jack Barry. Questions have been set by the resident film buff. Admission: £10 (inc two course meal).

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. The tower will be open for those who wish to climb it and enjoy the views of the city.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4.15pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring volunteer’s paintings and donated paintings and prints. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 10.30am-4.30pm. Glimpses of Hampshire and Sussex in Old Maps and Prints. A selection of ancient and more modern maps and engravings selected by Clive Pugh. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, West Street. 10am-4pm. 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.

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: 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. Library hours. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Work by artist Des Kilfeather.

FILMS

LISS: Triangle Centre. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (12A); 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Directed by: Lasse Hallström. Starring: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Kristin Scott Thomas. Admission: £5, in advance; £6 on door. (01730) 301000.

PORTSMOUTH: The Portsmouth Film Society, Omega Centre, Omega Street (PO5 4LP). 7.30pm. También La Lluvia (Even The Rain) (15); Mexico/Spain, 2010. Subtitled. Directed by: Icíar Bollaín. Starring: Luis Tosar, Gael Garcia Bernal, Juan Carlos Aduviri and Karra Elejalde. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95, North Street. The Simpsons. (01243) 372351.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Max Bona. Live rock and pop band.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 7.30pm-11.45pm. Gosport Soul Club. Mike P playing Northern Soul and Motown.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Billy Gregory. Pop. Admission £5. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido (PO2 9RP). 7.30pm-midnight. Amy Baker’s Adele Tribute. With support from DJ G Sounds. A night of entertainment and fundraising for Hilea Lido. Admission £5. (023) 9266 2440, hilsea-lido.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. Soul Boots.

PORTSMOUTH: Old Canal, Shirley Avenue, Milton. 8.30pm. Phil Owen.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Mary Jane. Psychadelic celtic rock band. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Eastfield, Eastfield Road, Eastney. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: The Tap, London Road, North End. 8.30pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Dolphins.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Dirty DC. Admission: £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Fort Cumberland, Eastney Road. 8pm. Arrows Karaoke.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8pm. The Freestyle Funk Collective. An eight-piece funk band. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Cabmans Rest, Plymouth Street, Southsea. Belle and the Beaus.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Blackout Halloween Special. Scary stuff! (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7pm. The Wedding Present. Seamonsters 21st Anniversary Tour. Plus special guests Toquiwa. Admission £15. (023) 9286 3911.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. The White Knuckle Blues Band. (01329) 832123.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Noël Coward’s Private Lives. Starring Anna Chancellor and Toby Stephens. Admission: £29.50. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 2.30pm. The Sun, the Moon and Half a Chicken. Presented by Storybox Theatre. Admission £7. (01252) 745444.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. The Sacred Flame. Classic murder mystery by W Somerset Maugham. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. The Sound of Music. Presented by the Haslemere Players. Admission £8-£14.50, concs. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7pm. Grizzly Tales from Tumblewater. Presented by Teasel Theatre. Admission £9.90-£11. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre, Hayling Park (off Station Road), West Town. 7.30pm. The Drowsy Chaperone. A musical within a play, presented by Hayling Musical Society. Admission: £8. (023) 9246 7545, haylingmusical.com.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. 7.45pm. Calendar Girls. By Tim Firth, based on the motion picture by Juliette Towhidi and Tim Firth, presented by HIADS. Admission £7. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 8pm. Krapps Last Tape. Tom Owen returns to the stage to take on the most challenging role of his career. Admission £14, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. A Cricket Match: An Alan Ayckbourn Piece. Starring Stephen Beckett and Jenny Funnell. Admission £12-£20, concs. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. House of Burlesque. Featuring Lilli La Scala; Flixx Demonstrant; Glorian Gray; Eliza Delite; plus some very special guests. Admission £12-£14. (023) 9282 8282.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 2pm, 8pm. The Importance of Being Earnest. By Oscar Wilde, presented by London Classic Theatre. Admission: £11-£19, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

SUNDAY, OCT 28

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Christ Church, Old Market Avenue (off South Street). 2pm doors for 2.30pm-4.30pm. Music on Sundays. Roy Lidstone: Towards the Unknown Region with Ralph Vaughan Williams. Plus the club’s annual general meeting. Visitors and new members welcome. (01243) 527425, musiconsundays.co.uk.

EVENTS

COSHAM: meet outside Cosham Library, Spur Road. 9.30am. Cycle ride to Bishop’s Waltham, Easton and Funtley Garden Centre. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Ghastly Gruesome Gobbling Gragoyles of Gontopott Grange. A halloween murder mystery dinner. Admission: £34. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

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.

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: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening bingo and quiz night in the lounge.

HORNDEAN: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 10am-3pm. Crafts in the Park. Featuring a mix of art, crafts and home produce. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

PORTSMOUTH: Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, Eastney. 1pm-5pm. Steam Weekend. See the magnificent Boulton and Watt Beam Engine in its original site. Plus this month there is a special display of working and static Meccano models from Solent Meccano Society. Admission free. (023) 9282 7261.

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: 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.

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: 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.

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

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4.15pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring volunteer’s paintings and donated paintings and prints. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

EMSWORTH: Museum, 10b, North Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Glimpses of Hampshire and Sussex in Old Maps and Prints. A selection of ancient and more modern maps and engravings selected by Clive Pugh. (01243) 373780, emsworthmuseum.co.uk.

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.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 11am-4pm. Crafts in the Tower. An exhibition by artists and makers from the local area showcasing jewellery, ceramics, fine art, glass work, textiles and photography. craftsinthetower.com.

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.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Sean Taylor. Blues/folk. Admission £7. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 7pm-10pm. Open Mic/ Karaoke. Featuring and hosted by Matt McGowan. Everyone is welcome to simply turn up and perform a few songs.

PORTSMOUTH: Gunroom, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8pm-11pm. Tongues and Grooves. Featuring Stephanie Norgate. Music from Les Kazoos d’Amour. Admission £3. 07775 244 573, tongues-and-grooves.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. ReGenesis. Admission: £12 advance, £14 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. Helene!

SOUTHSEA: Lawrence Arms, Lawrence Road. 7pm. Arrows Karaoke.

SOUTHSEA: Marmion Tavern, Marmion Road. 5pm-8pm. Dicey Riley.

SOUTHSEA: The Florence, Florence Road. 8pm-11pm. Tongues and Grooves. Featuring Stephanie Norgate. Music with Les Kazoos d’Amour. Admission £3. 07775 244 573, tongues-and-grooves.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. The Large Little Band. With the best of R&B and soul. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Alley Cats Open Mic Night. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue. 4pm-9pm. DJ Dave Shirley. With songs from the 60s and 70s. (023) 9235 5245, therifleclub.com.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Little Comets. Plus special guests: General Fiasco and Forest Floors. Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 5.45pm. Met Opera in HD: Otello. Semyon Bychkov conducts with Johan Botha and Renee Fleming. Admission £15, concs. (01252) 745444.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 3pm. Swan Lane. Presented by the Royal Ballet ‘as live’. (01428) 642161 for further details.

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.

MONDAY, OCT 29

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Pam Ayres. Admission: £20. Sold out! (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

CONCERTS

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.

DANCING

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.

EVENTS

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.

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: 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.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Spector. Plus Swim Deep and Luls, Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

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.

TUESDAY, OCT 30

COMEDY

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 7.30pm doors for 8pm. Laughter is My Agenda. Admission £12.50. 8pm. Stephen K Amos, with his new show. Admission £17. (01252) 745444.

CONCERTS

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 1pm. Lunchtime Concert. With Bedales School. Admission free, retiring collection.

DANCING

LISS: Village Hall. 8pm-10.15pm. Liss Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (01730) 892570.

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

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 2.30pm-4.30. Half-term Activities: Star Gazing (planetarium show at 3pm and 4pm). Discover what makes the sky sparkle. Admission £12 pere family (inc carers). (01329) 223100.

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.

FAREHAM: White Horse, North Wallington. 7.30pm-9.30pm. An Evening of Ukulele Fun! Come along and sing along or strum, please bring a ukulele if you have one. Fun for all ages. Free to join in. (01329) 235197.

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: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Zombie Encounters. The scariest tour created to date! Tour the corridors of the Guildhall, while the Zombies are in pursuit! Admission £10. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

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 Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. Half-term Activities: Halloween Pumpkin Trail (10am-4.30pm); Hands on Halloween (11am-miday, 2pm-4pm). Spooky art and craft. 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.

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: 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: Natural History Museum, Cumberland House, Eastern Esplanade. Midday-3pm. Toads and Toadstools. Look at fascinating wildlife specimens in the museum; discover seasonal facts plus other activities for families with Countryside Officer, Richard Jones. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

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.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

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: 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. Library hours. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Work by artist Des Kilfeather.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift 2D (U); 3pm. Directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier. Featuring the voices of Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo. Admission £5.50-£7.50, concs. Anna Karenina (12A); 8pm. Directed by Joe Wright. Starring: Jude Law, Keira Knightley and Aaron Johnson. Admission £5.50-£7.50, concs. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: The Portsmouth Film Society, Omega Centre, Omega Street (PO5 4LP). 8pm. Dust Devil (18); UK, 1993. Directed by: Richard Stanley. Starring: Chelsea Field, Robert Burke and Zakes Mokae. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

WINCHESTER: Everyman Cinema, The Screen, Southgate Street. Tyrannosaur (18); 8.15pm for 8.30pm. UK, 2011. Directed by Paddy Considine. Starring: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Eddie Marsan. winchesterfilmsociety.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Front Bar, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Open Mic Night. Musicians of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Lounge@The RMA. Acoustic showcase night featuring: Ade Cull, Guy Lewis, Harriet Terril and Martin Barratt. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.

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

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Jack Savoretti. Plus special guests: Karima Francis and Andrew Foster. Admission £9. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 6pm-8pm. The Secret Garden. Well-loved children’s classic brought to life by Proteus. Suitable for families with children five plus. Admission £8, £5 children and concs (023) 9252 3463.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 7.30pm. The Crucible. A tragedy about the purge of whitchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. Admission £9.50, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7pm. Handel’s Jephtha. Sung in English with English surtitles. Presented by the Welsh National Opera. Admission: £7.50-£25. (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.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 11am, 1.30pm, 3.45pm. Children’s Theatre: Charlie and Lola’s Bestest Play. Age recommendation three plus and their families. Admission: £12, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FARLINGTON: St Andrew’s Church, Havant Road. 7.30pm. Steamship SS Shieldhall. An illustrated talk by Graham Mackenzie. Organised by the Hundred of Portsdown Local History Group. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9237 6959.

PETERSFIELD: Festival Hall, Heath Road. 2.15pm. Open Meeting ... of the Petersfield Flower Arrangement Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01730) 264324.

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.

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