The List, week commencing Friday December 31

Friends and supporters welcome back to the White Heart in Denmead, Mick and Angie Upson after they cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats to raise money for Bethany Tiller who is in need of a bone marrow transplant
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‘Amazing’ couple complete mammoth 1,000-mile cycle to help young Denmead cancer sufferer

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

FRIDAY DECEMBER 31

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH Highlight Comedy, Boulevard Building, Gunwharf Quays. 6.30pm doors, last entry 8.30pm.

Comedy Central Live at highlight. Rob Collins; Johnny Candon; Adam Crow; and Andy Askins. Followed by dancing in Club Risa till 2am. From 24.95. (023) 9229 8563, thehighlight.co.uk.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH

Broad Oak Sports and Social Club. 8:00 pm. New Year's Eve Party. Disco/cold meat full buffet, party poppers/streamers - over 18's all welcome - free parking. 18 members; 22 non-members. 023 9222 7411.

EVENTS

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

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

PORTSMOUTH Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am onwards. Christmas Holiday Fun at the Dockyard. Festive events and activities for the family. Free with valid attraction ticket. 023 9283 9766.

SOUTHSEA Southsea Leisure Park, Melville Road. 7pm. New Year's Eve Party. Live entertainment and buffet included in admission price – see website for special offers. 25 adult/ 12 child tickets. southsealeisurepark.com / 023 9273 5070.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT Gallery, Ordnance Road. 10am-4pm. A World of Imagination. Celebrating 120 years of children's storybook illustration. (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. Must have... a little decadence. 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: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection, Richard Lancelyn Green's Bequest. (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. Disco with the ultimate Solarflare - prize for the best dressed! 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. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes - 1950s and 60s covers. Please note that this is a ticket-only event, and is sold out.

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

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

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2pm. Alice in Wonderland. Chichester Festival Youth Theatre. Directed by Dale Rooks. 9-23.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH, New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 2.30pm. Treasure Island. Musical adventure with a Christmas slant. 10-16, concs. (023) 9264 9000.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Commercial Road. 1.30pm. Aladdin. Starring Paul O'Grady. 14-29.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 3pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Christmas pantomime starring Britt Ekland, Steven Arnold, Lynn McGranger, Richard Stride, Nick Girdler and Aiden J Harvey. 11.50-21.50, concs. (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. Led by volunteer walk leaders. Free. (023) 9268 8390.

SATURDAY JANUARY 1

CHURCH SERVICES

BRIDGEMARY, GOSPORT, St Matthew's Church. Midday. New Year's Day Eucharist. With Bring n Share Lunch. 01329 829883.

FAREHAM, St John the Evanhelist, Redlands Lane. 10am. New Year Family Service.

HAYLING ISLAND, St Mary's Hall, Church Road. Midday. Welcome in the New Year.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER, Otter Gallery, University of Chichester, Bishop Otter Campus, College Lane. Pairings. Collaborations between artists and makers from diverse backgrounds.(01243) 816098; chi.ac.uk/ottergallery.

PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am onwards. Christmas Holiday Fun at the Dockyard. Festive events and activities for the family. Free with valid attraction ticket. 023 9283 9766.

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum, Southsea. 10am - 5pm. Christmas Decorations activities. Free gallery activities for families. Open daily. Free

EXHIBITIONS

PORTSMOUTH, Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays. 11am. Must have... a little decadence. 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: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

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.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2pm, 7.30pm. Alice in Wonderland. 9-23.50, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2pm, 6pm. Aladdin. 11-17. (01329) 231942.

PORTSMOUTH, Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 3pm. A Christmas Carol. Groundlings Theatre Company. 10, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH, New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 2.30pm. Treasure Island. 10-16, concs. (023) 9264 9000.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Commercial Road. 5pm. Aladdin. 14-29.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811.

SOUTHSEA, The Kings Theatre. Contact theatre for times. Jack and the Beanstalk. 11.50-21.50.

WALKS & TALKS

MEON FORESHORE, Car Park. Lower Brownwich, Hook Nature Reserve, Warsash. Seven-mile moderate pace walk, organised by the Portsmouth Group of the Ramblers' Association. Meet 10.15am, or Cosham railway station 9.30am. EX119 - 530024. 07707 055074.

SUNDAY JANUARY 2

CHURCH SERVICES

SOUTHSEA, Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 10am. Epiphany Living Crib and Parish Mass.

EVENTS

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

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

PORTSMOUTH, City Museum, Southsea. 10am - 5pm. Christmas Decorations activities. Free gallery activities for families. Open daily.

EXHIBITIONS

PORTSMOUTH, Aspex Gallery, Gunwharf Quays. 11am. Must have.....a little decadence. 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: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

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.

STAGE

FAREHAM, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 11am, 2.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. 11-17. (01329) 231942.

PORTSMOUTH, Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 3pm. A Christmas Carol. 10, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA, Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 11am, 3pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. 11.50-21.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

WALKS & TALKS

PETERSFIELD, Heath Pond car park. Sussex Border: Rogate Common, Rake, Durford Wood. Twelve-mile regular pace walk, organised by the Portsmouth Group of the Ramblers' Association. Meet 10am, or Cosham railway station 9.30am. EX133 - 751228. (023) 9266 6439.

MONDAY JANUARY 3

EVENTS

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

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

EXHIBITIONS

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. 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.

GIGS

HAYLING ISLAND, The West Town, Hayling Island. 9:00pm. Jam night. 023 9246 3703.

TUESDAY JANUARY 4

EVENTS

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

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT, Gallery, Ordnance Road. 10am-4pm. A World of Imagination. Celebrating 120 years of children's storybook illustration. (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, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH, Milton Arms, Front Bar. Rockin' Fish open mike night. Musicians of all levels welcome.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Swan Lake. Presented by Moscow City Ballet. 10-29, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Commercial Road. 7pm. Aladdin. Starring Paul O'Grady. 14-29.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH, Baffins Community Centre, Westover Road, Baffins. 10.30am. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/ three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 5

EVENTS

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

SOUTHBOURNE, Travellers Joy, 325 Main Road. 8:30pm. Portsmouth IVC Sports and Social Clubnight. Paul Kennedy hosts a free evening of entertainment. 07527 107964.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT, Gallery, Ordnance Road. 10am-4pm. A World of Imagination. Celebrating 120 years of children's storybook illustration. (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, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

GIGS

SARISBURY GREEN, Royal British Legion, 366, Brook Lane. 8.15pm-10.30pm. The Clive New Big Band. Free. (023) 9269 3988.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. Swan Lake. Moscow City Ballet. 10-29, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

HAVANT, St Faith's Church Hall. 7:30pm. Old Mother Hubbard - Pantomime. Please contact 023 9245 4244 for prices.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Commercial Road. 1.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. Starring Paul O'Grady. 14-29.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT, United Reformed Church Hall, Elm Lane. 2pm. Talk about Portsmouth Water Limited by Barry Ashcroft, organised by the Havant and Emsworth Townswomen's Guild. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9247 5100.

PORTSMOUTH, Community Centre, Bransbury Park, Eastney. 10.30am. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/ three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

THURSDAY JANUARY 6

CHURCH SERVICES

PORTSMOUTH, Portsmouth Cathedral, St Thomas Street. 6pm. Eucharist for the Epiphany. Sung by Cantate.. Admission see web site portsmouthcathedral.org.uk. 023 9282 3300.

CONCERTS

BLENDWORTH, Blendworth Church Centre, Blendworth Lane. 7.30pm. Horndean Music Society. Amonn Al-Mahrouq. Visitors welcome. 6.50 on the door - season members 5.50. 023 9241 2480.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH, Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 10am. Zumba Fitness. Latin-inspired easy to follow dance fitness. 18 for six-week course (adults). To book, call Heather on 07582 370900.

EVENTS

BOSHAM, Bosham House, Main Road. 2pm-3pm. Hamblin Book Group. The Power of Thought. With Elizabeth Medler. Donations welcome. (01243) 572109.

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

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT, Gallery, Ordnance Road. 10am-4pm. A World of Imagination. Celebrating 120 years of children's storybook illustration. (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, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2pm, 7.30pm. Swan Lake. Moscow City Ballet. 10-29, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

HAVANT, St Faith's Church Hall. 7:30pm. Old Mother Hubbard - Pantomime. Please contact 023 9245 4244 for prices.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Commercial Road. 1.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. 14-29.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH, Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/ three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

SOUTHSEA, Community Centre, St Paul's Square, King Street. 10.30am. Walk with Friends: WfH Accredited. Two/ three mile walk, organised by Walking Friends Portsmouth. New walkers arrive early to register please. (023) 9286 3224.

FRIDAY JANUARY 7

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH, Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. 2.50. (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

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

PORTSMOUTH, Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy. Drop-in therapy session. 4 donation. 07596 138 867.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT, Gallery, Ordnance Road. 10am-4pm. A World of Imagination. Celebrating 120 years of children's storybook illustration. (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, National Museum of the Royal Navy, Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Sea Your History: 20th Century Royal Navy. (023) 9272 7562.

GIGS

CHICHESTER, Pallant Suite, South Pallant. 6.30pm doors for 7.30pm–10pm. Chichester Jazz Club. Featuring Karen Sharp/ Robert Fowler Quintet. 10. (01243) 776001.

SOUTHSEA, Phoenix, Duncan Road. 8pm. Jellyrollers. Fun evening of good-time music. Admission free

SOUTHSEA, Kitsch N D'Or Restaurant, 37, Eldon Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Sweet 'n' Hot. Jazz duo (vocal and piano). (023) 9286 1519.

SOUTHSEA, Rosie's Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 8.30pm-11pm. Live

Jazz. Milton James Four. (023) 9275 5944.

STAGE

CHICHESTER, Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.30pm. The Nutcracker. Presented by Moscow City Ballet. 12-32, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

HAVANT, St Faith's Church Hall. 7:30pms. Old Mother Hubbard - Pantomime. Please contact 023 9245 4244 for prices.

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower, Commercial Road. 7pm. Aladdin. 14-29.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811.

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