Whats on for Thursday, October 30, 2014

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DRAYTON: The Drayton Centre, Havant Road. 1.45pm-4.15pm. Tea dance with ballroom, latin and sequence. Admission: £3.50. 07989 124 089.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea dance with sequence and ballroom dancing. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9226 6177.


ARUNDEL: Arundel Castle, West Sussex. 10am-5pm. Normans and Crusaders in The Keep. Learn about the 12th century through members of the Raven Tor Living History Group. Admission: Adults £9-£18, children £9. arundelcastle.org.

EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10am-11.30am. Country market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 10am-11.30am and 1pm-2.30pm. Pumpkin Carving. Carve your own pumpkin to take home. Admission: £10 per pumpkin. 01329 223100.

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road (PO17 6AN). 11am-4pm. Gunpowder, Treason and Plot. Join Guy Fawkes and his gang of dastardly gunpowder plotters. Daily craft activities. Admission: £3 and £2 for the craft activities. 01329 233734.

GOSPORT: HMS Sultan, Military Road. 6pm. Bonfire Night. Bonfire and fireworks display with live musi and competitions. Admission: £5 adults. £4 children. (023) 9254 2304.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 10am-3pm. Circus Workshop. Children will learn circus skills. Admission; £16.50. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, Broad Street. 7.30pm-9pm. Hampshire Festival Of Mind. Live Literature production. Admission: £10. (023) 9281 4875.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Art Detective Challenge. Explore the museum’s picture gallery on a trail. Admission: 50p. (023) 9283 4779.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Halloween Pumpkin Family Trail. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9272 8060.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, College Road, Historic Dockyard. 10am-5.30pm. Halloween family activites. Take part in a spooky workshop and decorate masks and witch or wizard hats. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9289 3318.

PORTSMOUTH: Hillside and Wymering Centre, Cheltenham Road. Yoga vinyasa at 9.30am. Twerking at 10.30am. Jiggy wrigglers at 10.15am. Work club at 2pm. Freestyle disco 4pm. Pole dance at 6.30pm. Ballroom dancing at 8.30pm. (023) 9288 2550.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Halloween Pumpkin Family Trail. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9272 8060.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Warrior, Historic Dockyard. 11am-midday and 2pm-4pm. Hands on Halloween. Spooky art and craft. (023) 9272 8060.

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Victory, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm. Ghost Ships And Skeleton Crews. Find out about ghost ships, scary crews and sea monsters. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket. (023) 9272 8060.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Omid Djalil. Iranalamadingdong tour. Admission: £23. 08448 472362, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Get Me Out Of Here – Survival Undercover. Develop your skills as a covert agent. Admission: £9 adults, £4 children. (023) 9281 9385, royalmarinesmuseum.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12.30pm. Thursday chat and tea club. £2. Meet new people, try activities and enjoy a chat.

SOUTHSEA: St James’ Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singer-cise. Session to improve your fitness for older people. Admission: £2.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George;s Church Hall, St George’s Walk. 9.30am-11.30am. Church market. Includes cards, craft jewellery, cakes, preserves and plants.


COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Maureen Moss, June Bryant and Joyce Wood.

GOSPORT: The Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Jetty Road. 10am-4pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Join Sammy Sardine and discover why submariners were smelly, why their food was ghastly, and as for their toilets... Free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9251 0354, submarine-museum.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm Mon to Sat. The Artists Rifles. Exhibition showcasing the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Free admission, closed Suns and Bank Holidays. For more information visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery

PORTSMOUTH: Space, University of Portsmouth Eldon Building West, Winston Churchill Avenue. 9am-5pm. A Story of Revolutions. Exhibition from Patrick Altes on the exploration of diaspora and identity. port.ac.uk/space.

PORTSMOUTH: Lodge Art Gallery, Victoria Park Corner, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Inspired By Nature. University of Portsmouth graduate Maria Miller. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4.30pm. Racing to War: The Royal Navy and 1914. Exhibition that examines the dramatic opening of the navy’s war and the story of the Royal Navy’s part in the First World War. Free with a valid Historic Dockyard ticket.(023) 9272 7595, royalnavymuseum.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Platform 2014. Selection of works from graduates. Also Panic Of The Human Fancy by Joanne Hummel-Newell. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.


PORTSMOUTH: Eldon Screening Theatre, University of Portsmouth Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue. 7pm. All Quiet On The Western Front (PG). A group of friends who join the army in the First World War are assigned to the Western Front. Organised by the Portsmouth Film Society. Admission: £6. Visit portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: No. 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Dinosuar 13 (PG). Admission: £8 adults, £6.50 children. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.


ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and Friends Open Mic Night.

SOUTHSEA: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents. Live music event showcasing Jay J Music, Matt Tarrant, Jerry Williams and many more. Live broadcasting at thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Sikth. Admission: £14. (023) 9286 3911, wedgewood-rooms.co.uk.


CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Gypsy. Rose Hovick has big plans for her two young daughters who are subjected to the spotlight from an early age. Tickets: from £15. Call 01243 181312 or visit cft.org.uk for more information.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Three Musketeers. Admission: £11. Call 01329 231942 or visit fernehamhall.co.uk for more information.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street. 7.30pm. Woman Of Flowers. Rose cannot remember what came before the house at the edge of the isolated forest and embarks on a mission to escape the life she has been given. Admission; £12.50, concession available. Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk for more information.

PORTSEA: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 8pm. Adams Family Halloween Murder Mystery. Meet the spooky family and enjoy a mystery dinner. Admission: £24, includes a three course meal. Call (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for information.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Church Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Harvey. Performed by the Phoenix Players Portsmouth. Comedy play about an amiable man and his best friend – a tall white rabbit. Admission: £8, concession available. Call 08454 676462 or visit southseaboxoffice.co.uk for more information.


HILSEA: meet at Hilsea Lido. 2.30pm. Hilsea Lines Guided Walk. Admission: £3. Tickets to be bought from the Visitor Information Centre at the D-Day Museum or Portsmouth Museum.

PORTSEA: John Pounds Centre, Off Queen Street. 2pm. Slow short walk to Victoria Park. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Volunteer walk leaders needed. Call Paula Day on (023) 9284 1379.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the museum. Talk for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote the life in the service especially during conflict. (023) 9284 1762, iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park. 2pm. A 2.5 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are an independent walking group. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Meet atSouthsea CC, St Paul’s Road. 10.30am. A 2.5 mile walk. Organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth who are an independent walking group. New walkers to arrive early to register. walkingfriendsportsmouth.org.uk.