What’s on around the area today
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7pm. Rock School Gig. Concert from the rock school students who will showcase their musical talents. Admission; £4.50. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: St James Hospital Social Hall, Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.30pm. Halloween Dance. Raffle and party dances. Fancy dress is optional. Admission: £4. (023) 9307 7368.
SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 1pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £4. (023) 9273 1281.
WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Association, Maurepas Way. 7.45-10.15pm. Halloween Ball with local organist Larry Green. Always pleased to welcome new members. Tea and biscuits available. Admission: £3. (023) 9271 0060.
ARUNDEL: Arundel Castle, West Sussex. 10am-5pm. Normans and Crusaders in The Keep. Learn about the 12th century through members of the Raven Tor Living History Group. Admission: Adults £9-£18, children £9. arundelcastle.org.
FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 11am-4pm. Gunpowder, Treason and Plot. Join Guy Fawkes and his gang of dastardly gunpowder plotters. Daily craft activities. Admission: £3 and £2 for the craft activities. 01329 233734.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-3pm. Craft Workshop. Children will make a bedroom mobile. Admission; £16.50. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, Broad Street. 7.30pm-9pm. Hampshire Festoval Of Mind. Theatre workshop. Booking is essential. Admission: £7for the workshop. (023) 9281 4875.
PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. Ragga Jam Fitness at 9.30am. Residents coffee morning at 10am. Weight management at 10.30am. Maths level one at 12.15pm. Parent and toddler group at 1pm. Homework club at 3.30pm. Street dance at 4pm. Belly dancing at 7pm. (023) 9288 2550.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10am. Frozen Dance Day Sing-a-long to your favourite songs and learn the dance moves. Admission: £20. 08448 472362, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Art Detective Challenge. Explore the museum’s picture gallery on a trail. Admission: 50p. (023) 9283 4779.
PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Halloween Pumpkin Family Trail. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9272 8060.
PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, College Road, Historic Dockyard. 10am-5.30pm. Halloween family activites. Take part in a spooky workshop and decorate your own mask and witch or wizzard hat. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9289 3318.
PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior, Historic Dockyard. 11am-midday and 2pm-4pm. Hands on Halloween. Spooky art and craft. (023) 9272 8060.
PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Creepy Crawly Encounters. Meet some of the strange animals on display. (023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am. Mini Makers. Art workshop for toddlers-five year olds. Admission : £3. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square. 2pm. The Dinosaur That Popped The Past.Children’s event, part of Book Fest 2014.Free admisssion, booking is required. (023) 9268 8037.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 4pm-5.30pm. After school workshop. Join local artist Emma Noble for art sessions. Will encourage children to learn and use a range of techniques. Admission: £40 for weekly session from June 4-July 9. Booking is required. (023) 9277 8080.
PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 6pm-7.30pm. Museum By Torchlight. Explore the museum by torchlight. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Psychic Sally Morgan. Nationwide tour. Admission: £23. 08448 472362, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Get Me Out Of Here – Survival Undercover. Develop your skills as a covert agent. Admission: £9 adults, £4 children. (023) 9281 9385, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Cumberland House Natural History Museum, Eastern Parade. 10.30am-2.30pm. Going Batty. Join Hampshire Bat Group and The Friends of Cumberland House to find out all about bats. Admission: £2. Booking is essential. (023) 9281 5276, portsmouthnaturalhistory.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. Over-50s social club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.
COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Maureen Moss, June Bryant and Joyce Wood.
GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join Sammy Sardine and discover why submariners were smelly, why their food was ghastly, and as for their toilets... Free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Space, University of Portsmouth Eldon Building West, Winston Churchill Avenue. 9am-5pm. A Story of Revolutions. Exhibition from Patrick Altes on the exploration of diaspora and identity. port.ac.uk/space.
PORTSMOUTH: Lodge Art Gallery, Victoria Park Corner, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Inspired By Nature. University of Portsmouth graduate Maria Miller. Free admission.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Racing to War: The Royal Navy and 1914. Exhibition that examines the dramatic opening of the navy’s war and the story of the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket.(023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Platform 2014. Selection of works from graduates. Also Panic Of The Human Fancy by Joanne Hummel-Newell. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.
GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent. 8pm. Georgia Ramblers. Organised by Gosport Jazz Club.(023) 9269 3988.
MILTON: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road, Portsmouth. 8pm. Open mic night. Musicians of all abilities welcome. Full turbo sound system. Call (023) 9229 6352.
CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Gypsy. Rose Hovick has big plans for her two young daughters who are subjected to the spotlight from an early age.Tickets: from £15. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 11.30am and 2.30pm. Jack And the Beanstalk. Classic fairytale performed by Lyngo Theatre. Admission: £22 family ticket. Call 01329 223100 to book.
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Harvey. Performed by the Phoenix Players Portsmouth. Comedy play about an amiable man and his best friend – a tall white rabbit. Admission: £8, concession available. 08454 676462, southseaboxoffice.co.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Slow short walk to Baffins Pond. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. Option for a longer walk to Milton foreshore. Organised by the Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.
EASTNEY: Meet at Eastney CC, Bransbury Park. 10.30am. A 2-3 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are an independent walking group. New walkers to arrive early to register. For more information visit the website at walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. Organised by The Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Canoe Lake, Southsea. 1pm. New health walk. Meet at bus terminus for a slow short walk to the Canoe Lake cafe. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379 for more information.
WICKHAM: Meet at Forest Lane Bus Stop at 10.50am. Linear six-mile walk to Fareham via Knowle and Funtley. CHA walking Club. (023) 9225 4289.