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COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Avalon Comedy Night: Carl Donnelly and Matt Forde. Admission £8. (01329) 223100.

CONCERTS

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 11.30am-1pm. Gosport and District Organ Club Concert. Featuring John Brewer from Somerset. Admission free, retiring collection for GCA Charity. (01329) 310592.

HORNDEAN: Blendworth Centre, Blendworth Lane (PO8 4AA). 7.30pm. Horndean Music Society Concert. Featuring the Monington Trio. All welcome. Admission £7. horndeanmusicsociety.org.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Royal Marine School of Music Concert. A concert held by the Royal Marine School of Music at the church. The third of their 2012-13 season of concerts at St Mary’s.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 9am-3pm. Half-term Activities: Dance Stars. Group 1 – years R-2; Group 2 – years 3-6. With a short performance featuring both groups at 2.45pm. Admission £17.50. (01329) 223100 for further details.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-4pm. 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: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10.30am-3.30pm. Halloween Magic and Illusion. Matt Blossom is back to teach you ghostly, magic tricks, spooky illusions and mysterious trickery. For ages eight to 12 years. Admission £10, must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

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: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4.30pm. Craft Club. All welcome. (023) 9269 2914.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Square, Gunwharf Quays. Midday-4pm. School of Spooks and Spells. With a variety of workshops, including creepy classroom, haunted lunch hall and potion playground.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Victory, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. Half-term Activities: Animal Encounters and Creepy Creatures. Meet some of the unwelcome stowaways that joined ships like HMS Victory on their far flung travels. (023) 9272 7562.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. Half-term Activities: Halloween Pumpkin Trail (10am-4.30pm); Hands on Halloween (11am-midday, 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.

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.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey. cards, jewellery, wood craft, 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. (023) 9238 7284.

FAREHAM: Westbury Manor Museum, West Street. 10am-5pm. Fareham Woodcarvers’ Exhibition 2012. (01329) 822063.

LISS: Triangle Centre. 9.30am-5pm. Arts and Crafts Exhibition. (01730) 301000.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Portraits and Landscapes: Rediscovering Richard Ubsdell. A Tale of One City. No Place Like Pompey. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth. A Study in Sherlock. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Altered Sky. Rock. Admission £6. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Tim Cheatle, 7.30pm; Weybourne ‘Chester’ Bingley, 8pm; Nathan Newman, 8.30pm; Ben West, 9pm; James Tippins, 9.30pm-10pm; Niall Kingston, 10.15pm; Contagious Vibes, 10.45pm-11.45pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

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

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. Jim Walker.

SOUTHSEA: NBE CSA Club (Dockyard Club), Onslow Road. 8pm-11pm. The Bullfrog Blues Club. Featuring Gwyn Ashton’s Two-man Blues Army.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Two Gallants. Plus Hickey Underworld. Admission £12.50. (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.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Variety Pro Wrestling 2012. Admission £12.50-£15, concs. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Tiger Tiger Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays. 10pm. X Factor Friday. If your favourite X Factor finalist was voted off the show last Sunday, see them perform live tonight. Admission £5 before 11pm. (023) 9288 2244.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7pm. Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Presented by the Welsh National Opera. Admission: £7.50-£40. (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.

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Theatre, Fraser Road. 7.30pm. Dracula Spectacular. A spooky musical presented by the Victoryland Theatre Company. Admission: £7, concs. (023) 9273 2785.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Swinging at the Cotton Club. Featuring The Jiving Lindy Hoppers and Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra. Admission: £19. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Centre, South Street. 7.45pm. CTC Portsmouth Club Night. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

WATERLOOVILLE: Anders Hall, off Milton Road (PO7 6AW). 7.30pm. Natter Night/Social Evening. Organised by the Horndean and District Amateur Radio Club. Visitors and new members welcome. hdarc.co.uk.