What’s on for Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. All welcome. Admission £2.50 (refreshments included). (023) 9259 8456 or (01243) 430048.

FAREHAM: Wallington Community Centre, Broadcut. 8.30pm-10pm. Social Ballroom/Latin Dance. 07775 444 811.

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Partner not necessary. New or experienced dancers welcome, as are visitors and new members. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008.


FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Half-term Activities: Polar Penguins Drop in Session. Help us to create a polar scene to rival the ice age. Tickets: £4 per penguin. (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.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 7.30pm-9pm. The Thorngate Singers meet weekly for a fun, informal hour and a half of singing. New members welcome. (023) 9251 0012.

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 9.15am. Cycle ride to Goodwood and Selsey. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

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: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. Midday-2.30pm-5pm. Spooky Tell, Make and Take. Listen to the spookiest tales whilst you make paper lanterns decorated with cats and bats. (Not recommended for the very young due to spooky tales). (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays. Pumpkin Carving Competition. Bring your creations down to Gunwharf Quays to enter into our best pumpkin competition.

PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton. 10am-3pm. Half-term Workshop for six-year-olds and above: Halloween. Join Manic Stage Productions for a spooky fun-filled day with singing, dancing and acting to create a theatrical performance for family and friends. Admission £15 (must be pre-booked). Email: manic_sproductions@yahoo.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-midday. Arts and Crafts Group. Something different to do each week with a friendly group. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm-12.30am. Halloween Naked Ghost Hunt. Nothing to stand in the way of the paranormal. Admission £40. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior 1860, Historic Dockyard. Half-term Activities: Halloween Pumpkin Trail (10am-4.30pm); Hands on Halloween (11am-midday, 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). See items featuring in new exhibitions. Cape Horn Capers (11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm). Free drop-in workshop, all ages welcome. (023) 9272 7562.

SOUTH HARTING: Uppark House. 11am-5pm. Halloween Quiz Trail for children. Follow the trail around the house and garden. Will you get a trick or treat? £2 per trail. Usual admission applies. (01730) 825415.

SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 11am-2.30pm. Meet Normandy Veterans. Meet members of the Normandy Veterans Association. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Halloween. Spooky Disco, fun and games, competition prizes, hot dogs and chips. With special guests. Same Difference Pop Academy and Most Wanted. Admission: under-12s £8.50 (adults free). Box office: pyramids-live.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.

LISS: Triangle Centre. 9.30am-5pm. Arts and Crafts Exhibition. (01730) 301000.

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. Football 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.


HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Bel Ami (15); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod. Starring: Robert Pattinson, Christina Ricci and Uma Thurman. Admission £4.85, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.


EMSWORTH: Coal Exchange, 21, South Street. Lynch Pin. (01243) 375866.

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 8pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: Excelsior Vintage Jazz. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Halloween Party and Disco. Prize for best fancy dress!

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix. Featuring James Blake-Lobb.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Halloween Party. With the Silhouettes and Mark Winter. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Naked Beats. Live poetry plus music fusion. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Delphic. Plus special guests D/R/U/G/S. Admission £13.50. (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.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 2.30pm. Children’s Theatre: Penguin. Presented by Long Nose Puppets, based on the award-winning book by Poppy Dunar. A spectacular theatre experience for all ages, especially three to seven-year olds. Admission £7, concs. (01329) 223100.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 7pm-9pm. Missing In Action. A new play by Brendan Murray. This show is suitable for 12-plus and adults. Admission £7, concs (023) 9252 3463.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Good Grief. Starring Penelope Keith, Jonathan Firth and Christopher Ravenscroft. Admission: £17-£28.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 11.30am. Children’s Theatre: Penguin. Presented by Long Nose Puppets, based on the award-winning book by Poppy Dunar. Perfect for three to seven-year olds. Admission £7, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.15pm. Puccini’s La Bohème. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Presented by the Welsh National Opera. Admission: £7.50-£40. (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.


HAVANT: United Reformed Church Hall, Elm Lane. 7.30pm. A History of Staunton. Talk by Chris Bailey, organised by the Havant and District Horticultural Society. All welcome. Admission £1. havanthorticulturalsociety.hampshire.org.uk.

HARTING DOWN: meet Harting Down National Trust car park (GR SU790180). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A seven-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.40am. (01730) 269253.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Old Portsmouth Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm, 9pm, 9.30pm, 10pm. Halloween Ghost Tours. Tours last one hour. Admission £6.50, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHWICK: Golden Lion, High Street (PO17 6EB). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Martin. 07906 670 262, solentsocialising.org.uk.