A guide to what’s on today.
LISS: Village Hall. 8pm-10.15pm. Liss Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (01730) 892570.
TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 2.30pm-4.30. Half-term Activities: Star Gazing (planetarium show at 3pm and 4pm). Discover what makes the sky sparkle. Admission £12 pere family (inc carers). (01329) 223100.
FAREHAM: Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-5pm. 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.
FAREHAM: White Horse, North Wallington. 7.30pm-9.30pm. An Evening of Ukulele Fun! Come along and sing along or strum, please bring a ukulele if you have one. Fun for all ages. Free to join in. (01329) 235197.
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: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Zombie Encounters. The scariest tour created to date! Tour the corridors of the Guildhall, while the Zombies are in pursuit! Admission £10. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays. Pumpkin Carving Competition. If you and your children are planning on carving a pumpkin for Halloween, bring your creations down to Gunwharf Quays to enter into our best pumpkin competition.
PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. Half-term Activities: Halloween Pumpkin Trail (10am-4.30pm); Hands on Halloween (11am-miday, 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). (023) 9272 7562.
SOUTH HARTING: Uppark House. 11am-5pm. Halloween Quiz Trail for children. £2 per trail. Usual admission applies. (01730) 825415.
SOUTHSEA: Natural History Museum, Cumberland House, Eastern Esplanade. Midday-3pm. Toads and Toadstools. Look at fascinating wildlife specimens in the museum; discover seasonal facts plus other activities for families with Countryside Officer, Richard Jones. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-2.30pm. Meet Normandy Veterans. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
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.
GOSPORT: Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-5.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.
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. lFootball in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth. A Study in Sherlock. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. Library hours. Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
PORTSMOUTH: The Portsmouth Film Society, Omega Centre, Omega Street (PO5 4LP). 8pm. Dust Devil (18); UK, 1993. Directed by: Richard Stanley. Starring: Chelsea Field, Robert Burke and Zakes Mokae. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.
WINCHESTER: Everyman Cinema, The Screen, Southgate Street. Tyrannosaur (18); 8.15pm for 8.30pm. UK, 2011. Directed by Paddy Considine. Starring: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman and Eddie Marsan. winchesterfilmsociety.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Front Bar, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Open Mic Night. Musicians of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Lounge@The RMA. Acoustic showcase night featuring: Ade Cull, Guy Lewis, Harriet Terril and Martin Barratt. rmatavern.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Jack Savoretti. Plus special guests: Karima Francis and Andrew Foster. Admission £9. (023) 9286 3911.
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.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 6pm-8pm. The Secret Garden. Well-loved children’s classic brought to life by Proteus. Suitable for families with children five plus. Admission £8, £5 children and concs (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 7.30pm. The Crucible. A tragedy about the purge of whitchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts. Admission £9.50, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7pm. Handel’s Jephtha. Sung in English with English surtitles. Presented by the Welsh National Opera. Admission: £7.50-£25. (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.
WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 11am, 1.30pm, 3.45pm. Children’s Theatre: Charlie and Lola’s Bestest Play. Age recommendation three plus and their families. Admission: £12, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
FARLINGTON: St Andrew’s Church, Havant Road. 7.30pm. Steamship SS Shieldhall. An illustrated talk by Graham Mackenzie. Organised by the Hundred of Portsdown Local History Group. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9237 6959.
PETERSFIELD: Festival Hall, Heath Road. 2.15pm. Open Meeting ... of the Petersfield Flower Arrangement Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01730) 264324.
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 please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.