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EVENTS

CHICHESTER: Fishbourne Roman Palace, Roman Way, PO19 3QR. 10am-4pm. 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 day’s pay. Archery, stone-throwing and dressing up Roman style. Normal admission charges apply. Visit sussexpast.co.uk for more information.

FAREHAM: Royal Armouries Museum, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 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. With 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. 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.

MILTON: Beddow Library, Milton Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Milton Social Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. For more information contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

PAULSGROVE: Paulsgrove Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2-4pm. Friendship Club. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. For more information contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fort Widley, Portsdown Hill, PO6 1BJ. 8.30pm. Ghost hunt. A full ghost hunt of the location lead by a Supernatural Tours team leader. A medium will be on hand throughout the night.

Light refreshments of tea and coffee. £25.00. Call 07516 103947 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, College Road, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 7pm-11pm. Deathly Disco. For ages 6-15. With unlimited laser quest, simulators and climbing walls. £10 a ticket, one free adult ticket with every child admission. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Fancy dress encouraged. For further information or to book tickets, call (023) 9289 3338 or email events@pnbpt.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Sci-fi and superheroes. Family fun. Well known costume characters will entertain visitors. Children can enter for half price by going in sci-fi or superhero themed fancy dress. Adults £9.50, Concessions £8.50 and children £7.50. Call (023) 9285 7520 for more information.

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.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted Park, PO9 6DX. 5.30pm-9pm. Halloween at Stansted Park. The haunted mansion, storytelling, a ghost train and the mysterious maze. £8 entry with discounts online. For more information and to book tickets visit stanstedpark.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Holly Hill Woodland Park, Barnes Lane, Sarisbury Green, SO31 7BH. 7pm & 9pm. Things that go bump in the night. Join a psychic investigator for a look into the dark side of things. Hear some of the age old legends and spooky history associated with an area that is known for its night time activities of the paranormal world. Tickets cost £5 from Ferneham Hall.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. The works of Belinda and C. Organised by Q.A League of Friends. Belinda exhibits her floral acrylics and pencil pet portraits. C is known best for exquisite botanical studies in pen and wash. Free entry. 
CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A contemporary installation in the Queen Anne townhouse by the American multimedia artist Michael Petry. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques Petry’s installation creates a dialogue with the Gallery’s historic glass collections, exploring questions of gender, craftsmanship and decoration. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Remfry: We Think the World of You. A selection of drawings of people with their dogs by British artist David Remfry RA, taken from the newly published book We Think The World of You. Featuring well-known faces including Alan Cumming, Susan Sarandon, Ethan Hawke and philanthropist Agnes Gund. The exhibition includes a selection from the series which started 10 years ago in New York when Remfry started to explore the relationship between friends and their dogs through evocative pencil and watercolour portraits. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 9am-5pm. The Deconstruction of Fairy Tales through Architecture. This exhibition explores many of the customs, elements and traditions that link to Folklore. Call (023) 9284 5185 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Square, PO1 2DX. 9.30am-5pm. Photography Exhibition: Nina Borrowsky. In aid of the Debra charity in Portsmouth. Admission free. Visit ninasimages.co.uk.

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 or visit portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk for more information.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Film Society, Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ. 8.30pm. Ghostbusters. Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Supported by the University of Portsmouth International Office. Tickets £6. portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3ST. 7pm. The Cribs. Tickets £19.75. Call (023) 9279 9977 for more information.

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

FARLINGTON: Meet in second car park at Farlington Marshes. 10.30am. Farlington Marshes walk. Sturdy shoes for this walk across farmland and exposed open footpaths around the marshes. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre. 6.30pm. Seafront walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

WORKSHOPS 
FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut, PO16 8ST. 8pm-10pm. Winter preparation for trees. Entry £1. Free parking, refreshments and a raffle. Call (023) 9264 0985 or visit solentbonsai.co.uk for more information.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Woven spiders. For ages eight and above. £5. Visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-4.30pm. Family activity area. Enjoy themed art and craft activities, costumed role play as sailors swabbing the decks and colouring and quiz sheets. This is a free event with a valid ticket. Call (023) 9298 6410 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade, PO4 9PX. 11am-4pm. Crafty Commandos at the Royal Marines Museum. Make some creepy crafts this Halloween. Create your own skeleton crew mobile or decorate your own kit-bag ready to pack full of treats and treasures. Free with a valid ticket. Call (023) 9281 9385 for more information.

tomorrow

CONCERTS
DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, 2 Brecon Avenue, PO62AP. 7.30pm. Horndean Brass Band remembrance concert. Tickets available on the door.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, PO3 5XT. 8.00pm-11pm. 50/50 Ballroom and Sequence Dancing. Halloween Dance. £4. No bar, but refreshments in the interval. People may bring their own drinks. Contact 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk for more details.

EVENTS

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, 2 Brecon Avenue, PO62AP. 11.30am. Lunch and autumn fayre. Soup lunch. Admission free. Net proceeds will go to support the Diocese of Ho in Ghana.

FAREHAM: Locks Heath Shopping Village, Locks Heath, SO31 6DX. 11am-4pm. Halloween day of activities. With face painting, a costume parade, a wizard and witch hat workshop, trick or treating and more. Suitable for families. Visit locksheathshoppingvillage.co.uk for more information.

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 10am-5pm. Until November 01. Vampire bat Trail. Can you find the vampire bats hiding in the museum galleries? Self-guided activity. Free with a valid museum ticket.

GOSPORT: Gosport Diving Museum, No. 2 Battery, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, PO12 2QU. 11am-4pm. Decorating and crafts. Help decorate the museum with cobwebs, scary fish, jelly-fish and have the chance to carve a pumpkin. There will also be some information about horrible happenings in diving through the ages. £3 adult, £2 children (over 4) and seniors (over 60), families (two adults and any number of their children) £8. Call (023) 9255 0698 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Diving Museum, No. 2 Battery, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, PO12 2QU. 7pm-9pm. International Museums at Night Festival. Walk the battery by lamplight and learn about the site with historical enactments by the Lee Players. Uneven flooring/stairs. With refreshments. You can also listen to the live folk band ‘La Bastringue’ and look at the museum’s exhibits. Call (023) 9260 2260 to book or pay on the door. Tickets £6. Tours start every 15 to 20 minutes.

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: Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Sci-fi and superheroes. Family fun. Well known costume characters will entertain visitors. Children can enter for half price by going in sci-fi or superhero themed fancy dress. Adults £9.50, Concessions £8.50 and children £7.50. Call (023) 9285 7520 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Halloween party. Call 02392 820896.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted Park, PO9 6DX. 5.30pm-9pm. Halloween at Stansted Park. The haunted mansion, storytelling, a ghost train and the mysterious maze. £8 entry with discounts online. For more information and to book tickets visit stanstedpark.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. The works of Belinda and C. Organised by QA League of Friends. Belinda exhibits her floral acrylics and pencil pet portraits. C is known best for exquisite botanical studies in pen and wash. Free entry.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A contemporary installation in the Queen Anne townhouse by the American multimedia artist Michael Petry. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques Petry’s installation creates a dialogue with the Gallery’s historic glass collections, exploring questions of gender, craftsmanship and decoration. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Remfry: We Think the World of You. A selection of drawings of people with their dogs by British artist David Remfry RA, taken from the newly published book We Think The World of You. Featuring well-known faces including Alan Cumming, Susan Sarandon, Ethan Hawke and philanthropist Agnes Gund. The exhibition includes a selection from the series which started 10 years ago in New York when Remfry started to explore the relationship between friends and their dogs through evocative pencil and watercolour portraits. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Museum, 10b North Street, PO10 7DD. 10am-4.30pm. 50th Anniversary of Emsworth Marina. Showing how 50 years ago, Rear Admiral Percy Gick turned the logging pond,

once owned by the boat builder and merchant JD Foster, into a marina. With contemporary accounts and photos, it shows the evolution of the Marina. Contact 01243 378091 or visit emsworthmuseum.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 9am-5pm. The Deconstruction of Fairy Tales through Architecture. This exhibition explores many of the customs, elements and traditions that link to Folklore. Call (023) 9284 5185 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

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 or visit portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk for more information.

FIREWORKS

FAREHAM: Roche Court, Wickham Road, PO17 5BL. 5pm. Boundary Oak School bonfire and fireworks. The display is produced by Pains Fireworks company. with a bar, barbecue and stalls. Adults £6, children £3. Tickets are best purchased before the event.Visit boundaryoakschool.co.uk for more information.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The Druid’s Arms, Binsteed Road. 8.30pm till late. Kenny Mayes sings music from the 50s and 60s.

SOUTHSEA: The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3ST. 7pm. Sigma. With support from Majestic and Karen Harding.Tickets £14.75. Call (023) 9279 9977 for more information.

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

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Albert Road, PO4 0LX. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Brief Encounter. By Noel Coward and adapted for stage by Emma Rice. Call 0845 467 6462 for more information.

WORKSHOPS
FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Dangling spiders. For ages six and above. £5. Visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 2pm-4pm. Spooky cupcakes. For ages eight and above. £15. Booking in advance essential (minimum 24 hours). Visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-4.30pm. Family activity area. Enjoy themed art and craft activities, costumed role play as sailors swabbing the decks and colouring and quiz sheets. Free event with a valid ticket. Call (023) 9298 6410.

PORTSMOUTH: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade, PO4 9PX. 11am-4pm. Crafty Commandos at the Royal Marines Museum. Make some creepy crafts this Halloween. Create your own skeleton crew mobile or decorate your own kit-bag ready to pack full of treats and treasures. Free with a valid ticket. Call (023) 9281 9385 for more information.

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 or email laserquest@actionstations.org for more information.

SUNDAY

CONCERTS

HILSEA: The Blue Lagoon, London Road, PO2 9RP. 12.30pm. Tribute concert. To raise funds for the continued restoration of Hilsea Lido. Featuring several tribute acts, including a Neil Diamond one. Free. Call 07903 823347 for more information.

EVENTS

BOTLEY: Botley Market Hall, 11 High Street, SO30 2EA. 10am. Cigarette card fair. 230 lot auction at 2.30pm. Visiting and local dealers. Free admission. Tea and coffee. Call 02143 865147 for more information.

GOSPORT: Gosport Diving Museum, No. 2 Battery, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, PO12 2QU. 11am-4pm. Decorating and crafts. Help decorate the museum with cobwebs, scary fish, jelly-fish and have the chance to carve a pumpkin. There will also be some information about horrible happenings in diving through the ages. £3 adult, £2 children (over 4) and seniors (over 60), families (two adults and any number of their children) £8. Call (023) 9255 0698 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Emirates Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT. 10am-6pm. Sci-fi and superheroes. Family fun. Well known costume characters will entertain visitors. Children can enter for half price by going in sci-fi or superhero themed fancy dress. Adults £9.50, concessions £8.50 and children £7.50. Call (023) 9285 7520 for more information.

SOUTHAMPTON: Jubilee Hall, Little Shore Lane, Bishops Waltham, SO32 1ED. 9.30am-12.30pm. Table top sale. Recommencing from this week onwards. Contact Carol Lanning on 02392 618362 for more information.

SWANWICK: Bursledon Brickworks Museum, Swanwick Lane, SO31 7HB. 11am-4pm. Steam up and Halloween event. Traction engines, miniature train rides, craft & gift stalls, music, children’s activities, a make a scarecrow competition and more. Adult entry £6, family entry £15. Visit bursledonbrickworks.org.uk for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A contemporary installation in the Queen Anne townhouse by the American multimedia artist Michael Petry. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques Petry’s installation creates a dialogue with the Gallery’s historic glass collections, exploring questions of gender, craftsmanship and decoration. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 101am-5pm. David Remfry: We Think the World of You. A selection of drawings of people with their dogs by British artist David Remfry RA, taken from the newly published book We Think The World of You. Featuring well-known faces including Alan Cumming, Susan Sarandon, Ethan Hawke and philanthropist Agnes Gund. The exhibition includes a selection from the series which started 10 years ago in New York when Remfry started to explore the relationship between friends and their dogs through evocative pencil and watercolour portraits. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. David Jones (1895-1974) was a painter, engraver, poet and maker of inscriptions. This exhibition displays some 80 works from throughout Jones’s life. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

FIREWORKS

GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower, Priddys Hard, PO12 4LE. 5pm-9pm. Fireworks. Hosted by Wave 105 Radio’s Rick Jackson. Entertainment includes fire performances, bouncy castles and food. Adults £6, children £4, and families £15. For more information visit explosion.org.uk.

WHITELEY: Meadowside Recreation Field, Whiteley Way, PO15 7LJ. 5.30pm for the event, 7pm for fireworks. Whiteley Fireworks. The display is sponsored by Whiteley Shopping Centre. There will be a wide range of foods and fairground attractions before the fireworks. A family (up to 2 adults and 4 children) is £5, adults are £3, Children 11-16 are £1 and under 11s go free. Visit whiteleyforum.net for more information.

MARKETS

PORT SOLENT: 20 The Boardwalk, PO6 4TP. 11am-5pm. Port Solent Waterside Market. Stalls with home furnishings, homemade crafts, gifts, jewellery, as well as cakes and treats.

WORKSHOPS

PORTSMOUTH: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade, PO4 9PX. 11am-4pm. Crafty Commandos at the Royal Marines Museum. Make some creepy crafts this Halloween. Create your own skeleton crew mobile or decorate your own kit-bag ready to pack full of treats and treasures. Free with a valid ticket. Call (023) 9281 9385 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ. 10am-4.30pm. Family activity area. Enjoy themed art and craft activities, costumed role play as sailors swabbing the decks and colouring and quiz sheets. This is a free event with a valid ticket. Call (023) 9298 6410 for more information.

MONDAY

CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: St Swithun’s Church Hall, PO5 2PL. 6pm-8.30pm. Martial arts. Tai Chi 6-7pm and Kung Fu 7-8.30pm. First lesson free. Contact 078130 06569 for more information.

DANCING

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: North End Baptist Church, Powerscourt Road. 10am-12pm. Copnor Coffee Club. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. For more information contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Craft Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. For more information contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.
COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road, PO8 8DB. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Crafty Needles Club. Bring your own craft work and join in with making a special project. All are welcome. £2.50 per session. Tea cakes provided. Contact Carole on (023) 9261 5916 or The Borrow Centre on (023) 9226 6423.

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. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Contact (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. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, Memorial where buses terminate. 1pm. Short Canoe Lake Walk. Slow short walk of 30 minutes. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390.

TUESDAY

DANCING

FAREHAM: Fareham Academy, St Annes Grove, PO14 1JJ. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Ballroom and Latin beginners’ dance class. Tickets £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk for more information.

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.

EVENTS

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, PO9 2RS. 7pm. Bridge Players Wanted. Friendly 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. Please contact Linda Collins on 07826 000330, Angela and Nigel Peake on 01243 372718 or email angela.nigel.peake@gmail.com.
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 877506.

HILSEA: Howard Road Community Centre, Howard Road, off of Northern Parade. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hilsea Social Group. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. For further information contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse Pub, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. For further information contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. David Jones (1895-1974) was a painter, engraver, poet and maker of inscriptions. This exhibition displays some 80 works from throughout Jones’s life. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

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 or visit portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk for more information.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Rock ‘n’ roll jukebox open-mic night with Robin Quigley. All welcome, free entry. Call 02392 820896.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church Hall, Castle Street, PO16 9PS. 7.30pm. AGM & Portchester past in pictures and stories. The Portchester Society. By Derek Pearce. Visit portchestersociety.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

WORKSHOPS

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 7pm-9pm. Colouring Club. Day of the Dead theme. £5, includes a drink and a homemade cookie. Colouring sheets and pens provided. Booking advised. Call (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com for more information.

WEDnesday

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.

COMEDY
SOUTHSEA: The King’s Theatre, Albert Road, Southsea, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. Jim Davidson. Tickets £22.50. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk or call (023) 9282 8282 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.

EVENTS

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. For more information contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A contemporary installation in the Queen Anne townhouse by the American multimedia artist Michael Petry. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques Petry’s installation creates a dialogue with the Gallery’s historic glass collections, exploring questions of gender, craftsmanship and decoration. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Remfry: We Think the World of You. A selection of drawings of people with their dogs by British artist David Remfry RA, taken from the newly published book We Think The World of You. Featuring well-known faces including Alan Cumming, Susan Sarandon, Ethan Hawke and philanthropist Agnes Gund. The exhibition includes a selection from the series which started 10 years ago in New York when Remfry started to explore the relationship between friends and their dogs through evocative pencil and watercolour portraits. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk for further information.

FIREWORKS

COSHAM: King George V Playing Field, PO6 3XA. 4pm. Fireworks. Children’s funfair (under 12s only) from 4pm, music and entertainment from 6pm and a fireworks display at 7.30pm. Visitors are not allowed to bring their own fireworks or sparklers. Arranged by Portsmouth City Council.

GIGS

SOUTHAMPTON: Park Gate Royal British Legion, 266 Brook Lane, Sarisbury Green, SO31 7DP. 8pm-10.30pm. The Clive New Big Band. Admission free. Call (023) 9269 3988 for more details.

WALKS & TALKS

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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at King George V Playing Fields car park, Northern Road. 2pm. Lakeside North Harbour Walk. A walk around the lake. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

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. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Contact (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

THURSDAY

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road, PO16 7DR. 7.30pm. Stephen K Amos: The Laughter Master. Call 01329 223100 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. Tickets are £6.

Contact 07979 800299 for more information.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea dance. With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50, includes refreshments. Call (023) 92266177.

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.

WATERLOOVILLE: St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Padnell Road, PO8 8DZ. 7pm-8pm & 8pm-9pm. Ballroom and Latin beginners’ dance class. Tickets £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk 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.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ. 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the Museum. Social group for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote understanding about life in the services and life for civilians during times of conflict. Booking not necessary. For more information call (023) 9284 1762 or email iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: St. James’ Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singercise. Seated fun activity session to music for older and disabled people to help improve fitness. Tea and chat after. Admission £2.50. Call 07754 528814.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12pm. Chat and tea club. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. Contact Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

FIREWORKS

EMSWORTH: Thorney Island Station, Baker Barracks, PO10 8DH. 6pm. Thorney Island Station Fireworks and Bonfire. With food, drink and a funfair for children and adults. £2 per person for guests walking in, £10 per car and free entry to serving personnel and their families. See visit-hampshire.co.uk.
HAVANT: Stockheath Common, Leigh Park. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Stockheath Common fireworks display. Organised by Havant Borough Council. Free. Call (023) 9244 6019 for more information.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm-11pm. Nick Courtney presents Play @ The RMA. Admission free. Call 02392 820896.

MARKETS

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.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. And Then There Were None. Play by Agatha Christie. Call 01329 231942 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The King’s Theatre, Albert Road, Southsea, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. Stephen Venables: Life after Everest. Tickets £12. Concessions £2 off. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk or call (023) 9282 8282 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. Call (023) 9284 1762.

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. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Square, Clive Road, PO15 5JJ. 6.30pm. El Cantabrico: A train journey from Santander to El Ferrol. By John Heath. The narrow gauge railway in northern Spain is a tourist route. This talk is on how it may be used for inexpensive holidays, combined with walking or cycling. Free to members, non-members £2. Call 07845 232581.

WORKSHOPS

GOSPORT: Elson Library, 136 Chantry Road, PO12 4NG. 3.30pm-4.30pm. Krafty Kids. Parents/carers must remain in the library during activities. 50p per child. Suitable for ages 5-10. No need to book but places are limited. Call (023) 9252 4608 for more information.

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 7pm-9.30pm. Amigurume. Learn the Japanese crochet style. £20, includes all materials. Take a size 3&4 hook with you, you’ll need to know the basics of crochet already. Booking advised. Call (023) 9282 2026.