The List: week commencing Friday December 24, 2010

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What to do and where to go in Portsmouth, south east Hampshire and West Sussex.

FRIDAY

CHURCH SERVICES

ALVERSTOKE, St Faith's Church. 3pm and 4pm. Blessing of the Crib. 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

ANCHORAGE PARK, The Lodge. 11:30pm. Midnight Mass. 023 9234 0730.

BEDHAMPTON, St Nicholas' Church. 4pm. Christmas Eve Service. 023 9248 3013.

BEDHAMPTON, St Thomas' Church. 10.30pm. Communion Service. 023 9248 3013.

BLENDWORTH, St Michael and all Angels Church. 11.30pm. Midnight Communion.

BLENDWORTH, The United Benefice of Holy Trinity. 9:30pm. Communion.

BRIDGEMARY, GOSPORT, St Matthew's Church. 10am-11.15am. Merry Christmas. 4pm. Crib Service. 01329 829883.

BURITON, St Mary's Church. 4pm. Crib Service. 11.30pm. Midnight Eucharist.

CHALTON, St Michael and all Angels Church. 9.30pm. The Blessing of the Crib.

CLANFIELD, St James Church. 3pm. Crib Service. 11.30pm. Holy Communion.

CLANFIELD, All Saints Church. 3pm. Crib Service. 11.30pm. Holy Communion.

CLANFIELD, Memorial Hall, Clanfield. 6pm. Carol Service.

COPNOR, PORTSMOUTH, St Cuthbert's Centre. 4pm. Crib Service. 11.30pm. Communion. 023 9234 0730.

COWPLAIN, St Wilfred's Church, Padnell Road. 3pm. Crib Service.

CROOKHORN, The Church of the Good Shepherd, Crookhorn Lane. 4pm. Family Service. 11pm. Communion. 023 9225 6814; cogs.org.uk.

DENMEAD, All Saints Church. 4pm. Crib Service. 11.15pm. Communion.

FAREHAM, Holy Trinity Church Hall, West Street. 3.30pm. Nativity Service. 7pm. Carols. 11.30pm. Communion. (01329) 287653.

HAMBLEDON, The Church of St Peter and St Paul. 6pm. Christmas Eve service. 11.30pm. Christmas Eve service.

HAYLING ISLAND, St Mary's Hall, Church Road. 5pm. Family worship. 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

LEIGH PARK, St Francis' Church. 5pm. Nativity Service. 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

PETERSFIELD, St Peter's Church, The Square. 3pm and 4:30pm. Christmas Nativity Service. 11.15pm. Midnight Mass.

PAULSGROVE, Saint Michael and All Angels Church. 4pm. Crib service. 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

PORTSEA, St George's. 3pm. Crib Service. 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

PORTSMOUTH, St Mary's Church, Fratton Road. 5pm. Nativity Service. 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

PORTSMOUTH, St Wilfrid's Church, George Street. Nativity Service and Christingle. 6pm; Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

PORTSMOUTH, St Faith's Church, Crasswell Street. 11.30pm. Mass.

PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Cathedral, St Thomas Street. 3pm. Crib service I. 4.30pm. Crib service II. 6pm. Evensong and the Blessing of the Crib. 11.30pm. Eucharist. portsmouthcathedral.org.uk. (023) 9282 3300.

PORTSMOUTH, St Cuthbert's Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor. 11.30am. Christmas Tree Festival. 023 9266 3863.

PORTSMOUTH, Lake Road, Portsmouth. 10am and 11pm. Celebrate Christmas with the Salvation Army. salvationarmy.org.uk/portsmouth.

PORTSMOUTH, All Saints Church, Portsmouth. 5pm. Crib Service. 11.30pm. Mass.

PURBROOK, St John's Church. 4pm. Carol Service. 023 9226 6170.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, St John's Church. 6pm. Carols. 11pm. Mass. 023 9248 0650.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, St John's Church. 10am. Family Service. 023 9248 0650.

SOUTHSEA, Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 6pm. Crib service and Christingle. 11.30pm. Mass.

STUBBINGTON, Holy Rood Church. 11pm. Communion.

STUBBINGTON, St Edmund's Church. 4pm-6pm. Nativity services.

WARREN PARK, St Clares. 5pm. Christingle Service. 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

WATERLOOVILLE, Hart Plain Church, Hart Plain Avenue. 11:30pm. Communion.

WEST LEIGH, St Alban's. 11:30pm. Mass. 5pm. Christingle service. 023 9259 5561.

WIDLEY, Christ Church, London Road. 3pm. Family Carol Service. 11.30pm. Communion. 023 9235 7360.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am onwards. Christmas Holiday Fun at the Dockyard. 023 9283 9766.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum, Southsea. 10am-5pm. Christmas Decorations activities.

GIGS

EMSWORTH, Railway Inn, North Inn. 9pm. DJ Silver Fox. (01243) 372351.

GOSPORT, Bridgemary Social Club, Wych Lane. 8.30pm. Two Rivals.

PORTSMOUTH, The Graham Arms, George Street. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes

PORTSMOUTH, The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue. 7.30pm. Christmas Eve with DJ Rob Moore. (023) 9235 5245.

PORTSMOUTH, Old Canal, Shirley Avenue, Eastney. 8.30pm-11.30pm. Kevin Ray.

PORTSMOUTH, Moneyfields Social Club, Moneyfields Avenue, Copnor. Jamie Riley.

PORTSMOUTH, Torrington Road, Copnor. Les Budd. Soul and Motown

ROWLANDS CASTLE, The Fountain, The Green. 8:30pm. Live Music. Christmas Eve with Solarflare. 023 9241 2291.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2pm. Alice in Wonderland. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 11am, 2.30pm. Aladdin. (01329) 231942.

PORTSMOUTH, Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 11am, 3pm. A Christmas Carol. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 2.30pm. Treasure Island. (023) 9264 9000.

PORTSMOUTH, Groundlings Theatre. 7:30pm. Christmas Burlesque Ball. 023 9273 7370.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 11am, 3pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. (023) 9282 8282.

CHRISTMAS DAY

CHURCH SERVICES

ALVERSTOKE, St Francis Church. 11.15am. Christmas Family Worship.

ALVERSTOKE, St Faith's Church. 8am. Communion. 9.30am. Sung Eucharist.

ALVERSTOKE, St Mary's Church. 8am. Communion. 10am. Sung Eucharist.

BEDHAMPTON, St Thomas' Church. 8am. Communion. 10.30am. Christmas Parade. 023 9248 3013.

BLENDWORTH, The United Benefice of Holy Trinity. 8am. Communion. 11am. Christmas Family Worship.

BRIDGEMARY, GOSPORT, St Matthew's Church. 10am. Christmas Eucharist. 01329 829883.

BURITON, St Mary's Church. 10am. Christmas Day Eucharist.

CLANFIELD, All Saints Church. 10am. Family Communion.

CLANFIELD, St James' Church. 8am. Communion.

COPNOR, PORTSMOUTH, St Cuthbert's Centre. 10am. Family Service. 023 9234 0730.

CROOKHORN, The Church of the Good Shepherd, Crookhorn Lane. 10am. Christmas Family Service. 023 9225 6814 orcogs.org.uk.

DENMEAD, All Saints Church. 8am. Holy Communion. 9.30am. Family service with Communion.

FAREHAM, Holy Trinity Church Hall, West Street. 8am. Communion. 9:30am. Family friendly Communion. (01329) 287653.

HAMBLEDON, The Church of St Peter and St Paul. 8am. Holy Communion. 10.30am. Parish Family Communion.

HAMBLEDON, The Methodist Chapel. 10:30am. Children's service.

HASLAR, St Luke's Church. 11am. Sung Eucharist. Sung Eucharist

HAYLING ISLAND, St Mary's Hall, Church Road. 8am. Communion. 10.30am. Family Service (followed by Communion)

LEIGH PARK, St Francis. 10am. Parish Eucharist.

PAULSGROVE, Saint Michael and All Angels Church. 10am. Christmas Morning Mass.

PETERSFIELD, St Peter's Church, The Square. 8am. Communion. 9.30am. Family Communion.

PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Cathedral, St Thomas Street. 8am. BCP Eucharist. 9:30am. Parish Eucharist with Carols. 11.15am. Sung Eucharist with Carols. See portsmouthcathedral.org.uk. (023) 9282 3300.

PORTSMOUTH, St Mary's Church, Fratton Road. 9am. Book of Common Prayer Communion. 10am. Christmas Morning Mass and Carols. 023 9229 3020.

PORTSMOUTH, St Faith's Church, Crasswell Street. 10am. Christmas Morning Mass and Carols.

PORTSMOUTH, St Cuthbert's Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor. 11:30am. Christmas Tree Festival. 023 9266 3863.

PORTSMOUTH, All Saints Church, Portsmouth. 10am. Family Communion.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, St John's Church. 10:00am. Family Service. 023 9248 0650.

SOUTHSEA, Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 8am. Mass of the Dawn. 10am. Solemn Mass of the Nativity.

STUBBINGTON, Holy Rood Church. 10am. Christmas Day Celebrations.

STUBBINGTON, St Edmund's Church. 8am. Christmas Holy Communion with carols.

WARREN PARK, St Clares. 10am. Parish Eucharist.

WATERLOOVILLE, Hart Plain Church, Hart Plain Avenue. 9am. Family Holy Communion.

WATERLOOVILLE, Westbrook Church, Westbrook Hall, Tempest Ave. 10am. Christmas Day Service. 023 9226 2295; stwilfrid.com.

WEST LEIGH, St Alban's. 10am. Parish Eucharist with carols. 023 9259 5561.

WIDLEY, Christ Church, London Road. 8am. Communion. 10am. Family Communion. 023 9235 7360.

BOXING DAY

CHURCH SERVICES

ANCHORAGE PARK, The Lodge. 9am. Communion. 023 9234 0730.

BLENDWORTH, The United Benefice of Holy Trinity. 10am. Joint Parish Communion.

BRIDGEMARY, GOSPORT, St Matthew's Church. 8:30am. BCP Holy Communion. 10am. Parish Eucharist. 01329 829883.

BURITON, St Mary's Church. 10am. Eucharist.

COPNOR, PORTSMOUTH, St Cuthbert's Centre. 10am. Communion. 023 9234 0730.

DENMEAD, All Saints Church. 9:30am. Communion with carols.

FAREHAM, Holy Trinity Church Hall, West Street. 9:30am. Communion Service. (01329) 287653.

HAMBLEDON, The Church of St Peter and St Paul. 10:30am. Parish Communion.

HAMBLEDON, The Methodist Chapel. 11:00am. Worship on the Nativity of Christ.

LEIGH PARK, St Francis. 10am. Parish Eucharist.

PORTSMOUTH, St Cuthbert's Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor. 11.30am. Christmas Tree Festival. 023 9266 3863.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, St John's Church. 8am. Family Service. 023 9248 0650.

SOUTHSEA, Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 10am. The Holy Family Parish Mass.

WARREN PARK, St Clares. 10am. Parish Eucharist.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2pm, 7.30pm. Alice in Wonderland. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2pm, 6pm. Aladdin. (01329) 231942.

PORTSMOUTH, New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 2.30pm. Treasure Island. (023) 9264 9000.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 3pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. (023) 9282 8282.

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

CHURCH SERVICES

PORTSMOUTH, St Mary's Church, Fratton Road. The Syrian Orthodox Church in Europe Service. 023 9229 3020.

PORTSMOUTH, St Cuthbert's Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor. 11:30am. Christmas Tree Festival. 023 9282 7071.

SOUTHSEA, Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 10am. St John the Evangelist Mass.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2pm, 7.30pm. Alice in Wonderland. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 11am, 2.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. (01329) 231942.

PORTSMOUTH, New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Treasure Island. (023) 9264 9000.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Commercial Road. 1.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. (023) 8071 1811.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. (023) 9282 8282.

BANK HOLIDAY TUESDAY

CHURCH SERVICES

BRIDGEMARY, GOSPORT, St Matthew's Church. 9:15am. Holy Communion. 01329 829883.

PORTSMOUTH, St Cuthbert's Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor. 11:30am. Christmas Tree Festival. 023 9282 7071.

SOUTHSEA, Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 10am. Holy Innocents Mass.

EVENTS

FAREHAM, Royal Armouries, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10am-5pm. Commando Kids. No need to book. (01329) 233734.

PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am onwards. Christmas Holiday Fun at the Dockyard. 023 9283 9766.

STAGE

FAREHAM, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2pm, 6pm. Aladdin. (01329) 231942.

PORTSMOUTH, Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 2pm. A Christmas Carol. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Treasure Island. (023) 9264 9000.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Commercial Road. 7pm. Aladdin. (023) 8071 1811.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. (023) 9282 8282.

WEDNESDAY

CHURCH SERVICES

PORTSMOUTH, St Cuthbert's Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor. 11:30am. Christmas Tree Festival. 023 9282 7071.

SOUTHSEA, Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 7pm. St Thomas A Becket Mass.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER, Chichester Harbour - Itchenor. 1pm. Bird Watching by Boat. Dress warmly and bring binoculars. 7 adults - booking essential. 01243 512301.

PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am onwards. Christmas Holiday Fun at the Dockyard. Free with valid attraction ticket. 023 9283 9766.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT, Gallery, Ordnance Road. 10am-4pm. A World of Imagination. (023) 9258 8035.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Alien Invasion. Free. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Why Stay Silent? Stories of remembrance. (023) 9281 9385.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Football in the City. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays. 11am. Contemporary craft and design. 023 9277 8080 aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

ROWLANDS CASTLE, The George, Finchdean. 8pm-10.30pm. Julie and Her Jazz Babes. (023) 9241 2257.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2pm, 7.30pm. Alice in Wonderland. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2pm, 6pm. Aladdin. (01329) 231942.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Commercial Road. 1.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. (023) 8071 1811.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

CROOKHORN, meet Centurion pub car park, Crookhorn Lane. 9.45am. Purbrook/ Crookhorn Walk to Health. (023) 9244 6642 or whi.org.uk.

EAST MEON, Car Park. Frances' Gate Reprise: Scaffold's Row, Froxfield Green, Langrish. Nine-mile moderate pace walk (some hills), organised by the Portsmouth Group of the Ramblers' Association. Meet 10am, or Cosham railway station 9.30am. EX132 - 677222 (EX133 needed on walk). No dogs. Refreshmnent stop at Froxfield Green to vierw gate in memory of Frances Jones. Pub at end of walk. (023) 9266 8002.

NORTH EMSWORTH, meet Stansted Estate Garden Centre car park (off Emsworth Common Road). 10am. North Emsworth Walk to Health. (023) 9244 6642 or whi.org.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH, meet Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Old Portsmouth. Taking in views of the Spinnaker Tower. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Free. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH, Meet outside Canoe Lake Caf, St Helens Parade.. 10:30am start. Local health walks. Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront. Led by volunteer walk leaders. 023 9265 1136.

PORTSMOUTH, meet The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, Copnor. 10.30am. Baffins Pond/ Milton Foreshore. Short walk to Baffins/ longer walk to the Milton. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Free. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA, meet outside Canoe Lake Caf, St Helens Parade. 10.30am. Canoe Lake/ Southsea Seafront. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Free. (023) 9268 8390.

THURSDAY

CHURCH SERVICES

PORTSMOUTH, St Cuthbert's Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor. 11:30am. Christmas Tree Festival. 1.50, children free. 023 9282 7071.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am onwards. Christmas Holiday Fun at the Dockyard. 023 9283 9766.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT, Gallery, Ordnance Road. 10am-4pm. A World of Imagination. (023) 9258 8035.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Alien Invasion. Free. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Why Stay Silent? Stories of remembrance. (023) 9281 9385.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Football in the City. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays. 11am. Contemporary craft and design. Free. 023 9277 8080. aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History. (023) 9272 7562.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2pm, 7.30pm. Alice in Wonderland. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2pm, 6pm. Aladdin. (01329) 231942.

PORTSMOUTH, New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Treasure Island. (023) 9264 9000.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Commercial Road. 1.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. (023) 8071 1811.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM, Royal Armories, Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road. 10.30am-4pm. Children's Activity: Roundheads and Cavaliers. Just drop in. 2.50, children; 1, adults. (01329) 832500.

HAYLING ISLAND, meet outside Beachlands Tourist Information Office, Beach Road. 10am. Hayling Island Walk to Health. Share a morning stroll. (023) 9244 6642 or whi.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, meet Scott Road car park (off Military Road, by the News Centre), Hilsea. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines. Discover an abundance of wildlife. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Free. (023) 9268 8390.

WATERLOOVILLE, meet Jubilee car park, bottom of Rowlands Avenue. 10am. Waterlooville Walk to Health. With the choice of walks. (023) 9244 6642 or whi.org.uk.

NEW YEAR'S EVE

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH, Highlight Comedy, Boulevard Building, Gunwharf Quays. 6.30pm doors, last entry 8.30pm. Comedy Central Live. From 24.95. (023) 9229 8563, thehighlight.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Broad Oak Sports and Social Club. 8pm. New Year's Eve Party. 18 memberss 22 non-memberss. 023 9222 7411.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane. Pairings. (01243) 816098chi.ac.uk/ottergallery.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum, Southsea. 10am - 5pm. Christmas Decorations activities. Free gallery activities for families during the holidays.

PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am onwards. Christmas Holiday Fun at the Dockyard. Free with valid attraction ticket. 023 9283 9766.

SOUTHSEA, Southsea Leisure Park, Melville Road. 7pm. New Year's Eve Party. See southsealeisurepark.com / 023 9273 5070.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT, Gallery, Ordnance Road. 10am-4pm. A World of Imagination. (023) 9258 8035.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Alien Invasion. Free. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Royal Marines Museum, Eastney Esplanade. 10am-5pm. Why Stay Silent? Stories of remembrance. (023) 9281 9385.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays. 11am. Contemporary craft and design. Free. 023 9277 8080aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

DENMEAD, Fox & Hounds, School Lane. Dominics Disco.

EMSWORTH, Railway Inn, North Inn. 9pm. DJ Silver Fox. (01243) 372351.

HAYLING ISLAND, The West Town, Hayling Island. 9:00pm. Evening Entertainment. New Year's Eve Party (tickets only). 023 9246 3703.

PORTSMOUTH, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8pm. Spike's Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, Mr Pickwick, Milton Road. Mocking Birds.

PORTSMOUTH, Old Canal, Shirley Avenue, Eastney. 8.30pm-11.30pm. New Year's Eve Disco with Paul Hind.

PORTSMOUTH, Moneyfields Social Club, Moneyfields Avenue, Copnor. Expressions K.

ROWLANDS CASTLE, The Fountain, The Green. 8:30pm. Live Music. Free. 023 9241 2291.

SOUTHAMPTON, The Brook, 466, Portswood Road, Portswood. 8pm doors. New Year's Eve Party with Rufus Stone. 16 in advance, 18 on door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA, Pyramids, Clarence Esplanade. 8pm. Example. Plus special guests. 20. (023) 9282 4355.

SOUTHSEA, Waverley Bowling Club, Waverley Road. 8:30 pm. Kenny Mayes Gigs. Kenny Mayes - 1950's and 60's covers. Free entry

SOUTHSEA, Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Silver Beatles and The Bog Rolling Stones. 12

WESTBOURNE, Stags Head, The Square. 8.30pm. Two Rivals. 50s and 60s act.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2pm. Alice in Wonderland. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 2.30pm. Treasure Island. (023) 9264 9000.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Commercial Road. 1.30pm. Aladdin. (023) 8071 1811.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 3pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT, meet outside Wyevale Garden Centre, Bartons Road. 10.30am. West Leigh Walk to Health. (023) 9244 6642 or whi.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, meet second car park off the Eastern Road roundabout (SU 685 045). 10.30am. Farlington Marshes Walk. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Free. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA, meet Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront Walk. To Grand Parade and back. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Free. (023) 9268 8390.