Portsmouth, Fareham and Hayling Island's best events for Thursday and Friday

Jools Holland and Marc Almond will be at the Portsmouth Guildhall on Thursday evening.
Jools Holland and Marc Almond will be at the Portsmouth Guildhall on Thursday evening.

Here are our top picks...

CONCERT: Jools Holland and his acclaimed Rhythm & Blues Orchestra will return to the stage with Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond. Portsmouth Guildhall, Thursday, 7pm. 

TALK: Charles Dowding presents his talk – Healthy Growth, No Dig Gardening – for those interested in horticultural top tips. Hayling Island Community Centre, Friday, 7.30pm. 

FIREWORKS: Go along to this fireworks extravaganza which will keep you busy with amusements, raffles, refreshments and other entertainment. Henry Cort Community Centre, Fareham, Friday, 7pm. 

STAGE: Corpus Christi Amateur Dramatic Society is bringing the much-loved 1968 film and Ian Fleming’s book – celebrating its 50th anniversary – to the stage. Tickets £18. Kings Theatre, Southsea, Thursday, 7.30pm. 

EVENT: Join this halloween fundraising party for Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, with live music and prize for the best dressed. Tickets £23.95. Square Tower, Old Portsmouth, Friday, 7-10pm. 

FILM: One summer at a Russian estate, friends gather for a weekend. While everyone is caught up in a love affair, a tragicomedy unfolds. No6 Cinema, Portsmouth Dockyard, Friday, 7pm​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.