What’s on from Friday, October 23 – Thursday, October 29, 2015

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EVENTS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9am-12pm. Stubbington Country Market. With cakes, savouries, dairy and gluten free products, crafts, flowers, fruit and vegetables. Everything is home baked, hand crafted, or home grown. Free parking.

MILTON: Beddow Library, Milton Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Milton Social Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705.

PAULSGROVE: Paulsgrove Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2-4pm. Friendship Club. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705.

EXHIBITIONS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. The story of children’s television from 1946 to today. Tracing the history of children’s television, bringing together seven decades of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images. With interactives for kids. Free admission. Call (023) 9283 4779.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Non -stop 70s & 80s music until late.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Matron (mod/indie originals & covers band.

STAGE

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.30pm. The Merry Wives of Windsor. A play by William Shakespeare. Call (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. Motown’s Greatest Hits – How Sweet It Is. Celebrations of the sound of Motown. Live show combining music with choreography and a band. Tickets £22. Call (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 10am-11am. Hot Topic! Martin Snape. Go along to a coffee morning and listen to a guest speaker at the same time. Local gallery owner Richard Martin will give an illustrated talk on celebrated artist Martin Snape. Tea or coffee 20p.

Free, no need to book. (023) 9252 4608.
SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre. 6.30pm. Seafront walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register. (023) 9268 8390.

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DANCING

CHICHESTER: Mundham Village Hall, PO20 1LA. 8pm. Dance. Rideway Country. £5. Call 01243 527439 for more information.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 78 Club 50-50 Dance. Admission £6 members, £7 non-members. All welcome. FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, PO17 5AL. 8pm-11.30pm. Ballroom and Sequence dancing. Tickets £4. Refreshments available. Welcome to bring drinks – no bar. Contact 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk for more details.

EVENTS

COSHAM: St Colman’s Church hall, PO6 1PA. Parish quiz night. With fish and chips supper. Chicken, sausage and vegetarian option. Raffle. Eight people per quiz table. Bring your own drinks. Tickets £7.

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 10am-5pm. Vampire bat Trail. Can you find the vampire bats hiding in the museum galleries? Self-guided activity. Free with a valid museum ticket.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, PO1 3QX. (Portsmouth Historic Dockyard). 10am-16.30pm. Until November 01. Halloween pumpkin trail. Family event. Free with a valid ticket.

PORTSMOUTH: St. Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 10am. St Mary’s Autumn fair. The church seeks to raise funds to support its work in the area. With traditional stalls, refreshments, and a raffle. The tower will be open for those who want to climb it.

SOUTHSEA: Glasshouse, The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3ST. 5pm-10pm. Friday Nights on the Terrace. BBQ & Bar. Call (023) 9279 9977.

GIGS

DENMEAD: Harvest Home, Southwick Road, PO7 6LB. 9pm. Live music. The Jammers. Free entry.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm. Rock with the Foxes ‘alternative cabaret battles’ burlesque evening. With Veronique Devine and the Vixens. £5 in advance, £7 on the door.

PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Arms, Eldon Street. 9pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. Doghouse (rock party band).

STAGE

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, PO11 0EH. 7.30pm. The Merry Wives of Windsor. A play by William Shakespeare. Call (023) 9246 6363.

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. The Tom Prince Rock ‘N’ Roll Circus. Music provided by The Fliks, The Racketeers and The Bog-Rolling Stones. Plus Southsea Skiffle Orchestra. In support of Tom Prince Cancer Trust. Tickets between £10 and £12. Call (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre, Fratton, 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. New walkers to arrive early to register. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, Memorial where buses terminate. 1pm. Short Canoe Lake Walk. Slow short walk of 30 minutes. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 7.30pm. Eastney Seafront Walk. An evening stroll along the seafront towards Eastney and returning to the pier via Eastern Parade. (023) 9268 8390.

WORKSHOPS

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 10.30am-12pm. Sew Crafty. New club for younger enthusiasts. £10 each week. Booking essential. Visit makesouthsea.com.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 2pm-4.30pm. Halloween cards. Make some spooky cards for friends and family. Suitable for adults and children aged eight and above. Drop in anytime. £5 to make two cards, additional cards £2 each. Visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Parish Rooms. The Square, PO14 4AQ. 2pm-4pm. Scrap Happy Young Quilters. Open to those aged 6-16. £3 per session. Materials supplied. Contact Judy Murray at yquilters@uwclub.net for more information.

SUNDAY

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 1pm. Apres Great South Run party. With DJ Carl Wood and a complimentary BBQ.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, PO1 3QX. (Portsmouth Historic Dockyard). 10am-16.30pm. Halloween pumpkin trail. Family event. Free with a valid ticket.

EXHIBITIONS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street, PO10 7DD. 2.30pm-4.30pm. 50th Anniversary of Emsworth Marina. Showing how 50 years ago, Rear Admiral Percy Gick turned the logging pond into a marina. With contemporary accounts and photos. Contact 01243 378091.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, PO4 0JA. AlleyCats (open mic night).

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meeting at the Good Companion P.H, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore walk. A brisk walk over uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. (023) 9268 8390.

WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, College Road, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Halloween workshops. Arts, crafts, games and activities. Free for all Actions Stations or Portsmouth Historic Dockyard visitors. Call (023) 9289 3338.

MONDAY

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Association, Wootton Road, PO6 3AP. 7.30-10pm. M&M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. New members welcome. Admission £3, tea and biscuits available. Contact Michael or Maureen on (023) 9271 0060 for more information.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2.50. Including tea and biscuits.

MILTON: Milton Village Hall, 182 Milton Road, PO4 8PR. 8pm. Salsa classes. Learn beginners/improvers salsa dancing and meet a great bunch of people at the same time, including group dances. Tickets £6. Call 07850 327174.

SOUTHSEA: Baptist Church Hall, Devonshire Avenue, PO4 9ED. Ballroom and Latin dance classes with Instep Dance Club. Beginners 7.30-8.30pm, free practice dance 8.30pm-8.45pm and improvers 8.45-9.30pm. Admission £5.00 per session, £6.00 for two sessions. (023) 9264 9991.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9.30am-10.30pm. Dancin’ Fit. To help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted and have a great time getting there. £4. Contact 07979 800299.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, PO19 3QR. 10am-4pm. Until October 30. Fishbourne Roman army. Half term activities. Sign up with the recruitment officer and write your name in Latin before completing a range of tasks to earn a days pay. Archery, stone-throwing and dressing up Roman style. Normal admission charges apply. Visit sussexpast.co.uk.

COPNOR: North End Baptist Church, Powerscourt Road. 10am-12pm. Copnor Coffee Club. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Craft Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705.

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road, PO8 8DB. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Crafty Needles Club. Bring your own craft work and join in the fun of making a special project. All are welcome. £2.50 per session. Tea cakes provided. Contact Carole on (023) 9261 5916.
FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. Until October 30. Varying times between 10.30am and 4pm. Gunpowder, Treason and Plot. Children can meet Guy Fawkes and his gang and sign the treaty, with storytelling and dressing up. There’s ghoulish Halloween themed craft sessions. Younger visitors can also explore the tunnels at Fort Nelson and find out how gunpowder was stored and used during the Victorian period. This and more with the rest of the site to explore. Times and prices for different activities vary. Suitable for children aged 3-12. Must be accompanied by an adult. Call 01329 233 734 to find out more.

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 11am-3pm. Monster invasion. Make your own mini munitions monster from craft materials. Free with a valid ticket.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, PO1 3QX. (Portsmouth Historic Dockyard). 10am-16.30pm. Halloween pumpkin trail. Family event. Free with a valid ticket.

WALKS & TALKS

CHICHESTER: Chichester Park Hotel, PO19 7QL. 7pm for 7.30pm start. The History of Boscombe Down & Old Sarum Museum. Arun & Chichester (Air) Enthusiasts Society. A talk by squadron leader John Sharpe (retired). Entrance for members is £3, guests £5 and under 16s go free. For further information call David Batcock on 01243 823007.

WORKSHOPS
PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, College Road, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Halloween workshops. Arts, crafts, games and activities. Free for all Actions Stations or Portsmouth Historic Dockyard visitors. Call (023) 9289 3338.

TUESDAY

CONCERTS

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street. 1.05pm-1.50pm. The King of Instruments. The parish organists play music not usually heard at a Sunday service. Bring sandwiches. Tea and coffee supplied. Free admission, with retiring collection in aid of church refurbishment funds.

DANCING

HAYLING ISLAND: Royal British Legion, Hayling Island, PO11 9ES. 8pm. Salsa classes. Learn beginners’ and extended beginners’ salsa with a night of entertainment. With Salsa Synergy UK. Group dances and more. Tickets £6. Call 07850 327174 for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: Leigh Community Centre, 51 Twyford Drive, PO13 8JU. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. To help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted and have a great time getting there. £4. Contact 07979 800299 for more information.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2. Including tea and biscuits.

EVENTS

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, PO9 2RS. 7pm. Bridge Players Wanted. Bridge club needing new members. Meet every Tuesday evening. Beginners are welcome, but some knowledge and experience of bridge is necessary. No need to bring a partner. Open to adults, who can also use the bar area and social club membership. 07826 000330.

HAVANT: Saint Faiths Church Hall, The Pallant, PO9 1PP. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Seeking new members. Go along and sit in one of the rehearsal evenings. For more details visit smvc.co.uk or contact McAndrew on (023) 9222 1531 or 07736 877508.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, PO1 3QX. (Portsmouth Historic Dockyard). 10am-16.30pm. Halloween pumpkin trail. Family event. Free with a valid ticket.

PORTSMOUTH: Oasis Centre, Arundel Street. 2pm. 50+ Job Club. Run by Personal Choice.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse Pub, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. Contact (023) 9268 8705.

WINCHESTER: Winchester Cathedral, 9 The Close, SO23 9LS. 10am-12pm. Animal safari. Join the safari to find out where the creatures are hiding, then make your own animal mask to take home. For children aged 7 to 11. £2 per child, adults can stay at no extra cost. Booking essential. Call Cheryl Bryan on 01962 857 224.

STAGE

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Albert Road, PO4 0LX. 7.30pm. Brief Encounter. By Noel Coward and adapted for stage by Emma Rice. Call 0845 467 6462 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. (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. (023) 9268 8390.

WORKSHOPS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, Fareham, PO16 7DR. 9.30am-3.30pm. Jurassic World. Help make a prehistorical landscape in this arts and crafts workshop. For school years reception to 6. £18.50.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 11am-3pm. Day of the dead hama bead skulls. Create a skull out of iron together beads. Drop in session. £4 per creation. Visit makesouthsea.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, College Road, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Halloween workshops. Arts, crafts, games and activities. Free for all Actions Stations or Portsmouth Historic Dockyard visitors. Call (023) 9289 3338.

WEDNESDAY

BOOKS 
FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road, PO16 7EN. 7pm. Rupert Matthews presents the Ghosts of Hampshire. Historian and author Rupert Matthews talks about paranormal activity in the local area. Tickets £4. Available from the library. 
CLASSES
SOUTHSEA: St Luke’s Church Hall, PO5 2PL. 7.30pm-9pm. Martial arts. Kung fu. First lesson is free. Contact 07813 006569 for more information.

DANCING

FAREHAM: Arty’s at the Coach House. 98 Fareham Road, PO13 0AG. 10.30am-11.30am. Dancin’ Fit. To help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted and have a great time getting there. £4. Contact 07979 800299 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The Royal Beach Hotel. 1pm-4pm. Social dancing. Admission £4.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre (ASDA Car park), 10 Maurepas Way, PO7 7AY. 7.45pm. W.A.C.A. Sequence Dance Club. Welcome to new members and visitors, tuition included. Admission £3, tea and biscuits available. (023) 9271 0060.
EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, Spur Road. 7.30pm. 55 Social Club. Halloween Bingo. Social group for people aged 55 and over. New members welcome, first two weeks free of charge. 
FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road, PO16 7EN. 7pm. Meet the Author Fergus McNeill. Author of the Detective Inspector Harland series. Fergus will be talking about his books, the crime genre and being a writer. Tickets are £3.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, PO1 3QX. (Portsmouth Historic Dockyard). 10am-16.30pm. Halloween pumpkin trail. Family event. Free with a valid ticket. 
PORTSMOUTH: Oasis Centre, Arundel Street. 10am. 50+ Computer Classes. Run by Personal Choice.

PORTSMOUTH: Oasis Centre, Arundel Street. 12.30pm. 50+ Lunch Club. Run by Personal Choice. £4

PORTSMOUTH: Oasis Centre, Arundel Street. 1.30pm. 50+ Social Group. Run by Personal Choice.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. Contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 for more information.

WEST SUSSEX: Arundel Castle & Gardens, BN18 9AB. 10am-5pm. Half term Hijinks. Turn back the clock and experience 13th Century life as part of its Normans and Crusaders. Characters from the period will be brought to life, there’s combat and archery demonstrations, ancient crafts such as braiding and weaving and more. Visit arundelcastle.org for more information.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport & Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, Gosport, PO12 2HE. Excelsior Vintage Jazz Band. Call (023) 9235 3235.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, Fareham, PO16 7DR. 2.30pm. Dinosaur Detectives by The Clydebuilt Puppets. Inspired by famous fossil hunters, this is a family show using puppetry, music and live performance for over 5’s. Call 01329 223100.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Albert Road, PO4 0LX. 7.30pm. Brief Encounter. By Noel Coward and adapted for stage by Emma Rice. Call 0845 467 6462 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

FISHBOURNE: Meet at Blackboy Lane. 10.30am. C.H.A. Walking Club. Flat linear walk to Chichester via Brandy Hole Copse. 5/6 miles. Phone (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

HAVANT: United Reformed Church Hall, North Sreet, PO9 1HL. 7.30pm. Ladies smocks & batch buttons. Havant and District Horticultural Society powerpoint talk by Gerald Ponting. A journey through the history of old plant names and varieties. Entrance £2, includes tea and raffle. Contact Liam Hutchings on (023) 9247 5140.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. New walkers to arrive early to register. (023) 9268 8390.

PORT SOLENT: Meet in front of the Odeon Cinema. 2pm. Walk. Suitable for beginners but does include an area of uneven ground, sturdy shoes recommended. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.

Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront walk. Through the Rose Garden and Rock Garden, suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Contact (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore walk. Shorter, slower walk to Baffins Pond, ideal for buggies or wheelchairs. Or a longer, faster walk to Milton foreshore. New walkers to arrive early to register. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

WORKSHOPS

FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road, PO16 7EN. 2pm. Castles, knights and princesses. Drama workshop for 4-8 year olds. Join Merlin the magician for an adventure back to Camelot to try

and recue Excalibur, the sword in the stone. Tickets 50p, available at the library or contact the booking line on 01329 284902.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, Fareham, PO16 7DR. 9.30am-11am. Fabulous fossils. Join your child and help them make their own dinosaur foot prints and fossils out of clay. £10 per child. Accompanying adult goes free. Call 01329 223100 for more information.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, Fareham, PO16 7DR. 11am-12.30pm. Sockosaurus. Family workshop. Make a sock or glove monster puppet. £10 per child. Accompanying adult goes free. Call 01329 223100 for more information.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hand sewn pumpkin cushion. For ages eight and above. £10. Visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 11am-1pm. Halloween paper lanterns. For ages six and above. £5. Visit makesouthsea.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, College Road, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-5pm. Halloween workshops. Arts, crafts, games and activities. Free for all Actions Stations or Portsmouth Historic Dockyard visitors. Call (023) 9289 3338.

THURSDAY

BOOKS 
STUBBINGTON: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 11am. Meet Julia Edwards. Author of ‘The Scar Gatherer’ series. Go on a journey through time and hear all about the Tudors, extracts from the latest book and also ask Julia anything you want to know about being a writer. Followed by historical themed activities. Tickets are £1.50 and available at the library, or contact the booking line on 01329 663332.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Library, 25 The Precinct/London Road. 7.30pm. Penny Legg presents the Ghosts of Hampshire. Local author Penny gives an account of the spooky activity in the local area. Tickets £3. Available from the library.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth, PO1 2HH. 12.30pm. Lunchtime Live. A series of organ, vocal and ensemble recitals with light refreshments on sale from 12.30pm. Recitals begin at 1.10pm. Tickets are £3 per recital, £2.50 for concessions. Recital card: £12.00 to cover five concerts, £9.00 concessions. Call (023) 9282 3300 or visit portsmouthcathedral.org.uk for more information.

DANCING

GOSPORT: Alverbank Hotel, Alverstoke. 8pm-11pm. Salsa Class. Beginners and extended beginners. Fun and entertainment with Salsa Synergy UK. Group dances and more. Contact 07979 800299 for more information. Tickets are £6.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. To help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted and have a great time getting there. £4. Contact 07979 800299 for more information.

EVENTS

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. A fresh homemade lunch and dessert, followed by entertainment afterwards, which can include bingo, a quiz or a guest speaker. Admission £3.95. Contact (023) 9261 7890 for more information.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Baptist Church Hall, North Street, PO10 7BY. 10am-11.30pm. Emsworth Country Market. With cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments available.

FAREHAM: Fareham Town Centre. 11am-3pm. Pumpkins and play. Carve your own pumpkin. Attendees can work with a professional artist and all materials will be provided. Visit farehamtowncentre.co.uk/events for more information.

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 10am-5pm. Vampire bat Trail. Can you find the vampire bats hiding in the museum galleries? Self-guided activity. Free with a valid museum ticket. 
PORTSMOUTH: Oasis Centre, Arundel Street. 2pm. 50+ Activity Afternoon. Run by Personal Choice.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, PO1 3QX. (Portsmouth Historic Dockyard). 10am-16.30pm. Halloween pumpkin trail. Family event. Free with a valid ticket.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, 1 Delamere Road, Southsea PO4 0JA. 8.30pm. Quiz night.

WEST SUSSEX: Arundel Castle & Gardens, BN18 9AB. 10am-5pm. Half term Hijinks. Turn back the clock and experience 13th Century life as part of its Normans and Crusaders. Characters from the period will be brought to life, there’s combat and archery demonstrations, ancient crafts such as braiding and weaving and more. Visit arundelcastle.org for more information.

WINCHESTER: Winchester Cathedral, 9 The Close, SO23 9LS. 10am-12pm. Christmas decorations. Make angels and stars. For children aged 7 to 11. £2 per child, adults can stay at no extra cost. Booking essential. Call Cheryl Bryan on 01962 857 224.

STAGE

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Community Centre, Hayling Park, Station Road. 3.30pm & 7.30pm. Annie. A musical with book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. Call (023) 9246 7545 for more information.

FAREHAM: The Cort Theatre, Henry Cort Community College, Hillson Drive, PO15 6PH. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Disney’s Jungle Book Kids. A musical with music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and Terry Gilkyson.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road, PO16 7DB. 7.30pm. Bugsy Malone. Call 01329 231942 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Albert Road, PO4 0LX. 7.30pm. Brief Encounter. By Noel Coward and adapted for stage by Emma Rice. Call 0845 467 6462 for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

HILSEA: Alexandra Park, Mountbatten Centre entrance. 6.30pm. Walk. The flat, paved circular route follows the shore line along the pedestrian footpath up to Hilsea Lido and back. Refreshments available at the Sports Centre afterwards. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team. Contact (023) 9284 1762 for information.

HILSEA: Meet in Scott Road car park, off Military Road by The News Centre. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ where there is an abundance of wildlife. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

WORKSHOPS
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, Fareham, PO16 7DR. 9.30am-3.30pm. The Big Roar! Travel back in time working with a dance and performing arts tutor to create a performance. For school years reception to 6. £18.50. Call 01329 223100 for more information.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 10.30am-12pm & 2.30pm-4pm. Halloween monster cake. For ages eight and above. £15. Booking 48 hours in advance essential. Visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. No sew Halloween bunting. For ages six and above. £6. Visit makesouthsea.com.