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What’s On for Thursday December 6, 2012

 

A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.

THURSDAY, DEC 6

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Milk Multi-Centre Student Night. Admission free before 8pm. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Avalon Comedy Night: Wittank. A lavish parade of inventive characters and sketch magnificence. Admission £8. (01329) 223100.

CONCERTS

HORNDEAN: Blendworth Centre, Blendworth Lane (PO8 4AA). 7.30pm. Horndean Music Society Concert. Featuring Kaleidoscope: The Palm Court Trio. All welcome. Admission £7. horndeanmusicsociety.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Mighty Russia. Programme: Borodin Polovtsian Dances, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Liadov Kikimora, Borodin Symphony No 2. With Danail Rachev (conductor) and Vilde Frang (violin). Admission £14-£24. Free pre-concert talk, 6.40pm. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

EVENTS

BISHOP’S WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church, Free Street. 5.30pm-8.30pm. Nativity Crib Festival. Display of nativity scenes and collages. Free admission, coffee, tea, cookies and cakes available.

GOSPORT: Alverbank Hotel, Stokes Bay Road, Alverstoke. 7pm doors for 7.30pm. An Evening of Clairvoyance with Stephen Holbrook. Admission £16 in advance £17 on door. (023) 9262 2750.

PORTSMOUTH: The Learning Place, 6, Derby Road, North End. 9am-midday. Christmas Gingerbread Workshop. Learn how to make and decorate a gingerbread house on this two-week course. Admission £25, cons. (023) 9262 1860.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 8pm. James Bond Murder Mystery. Shaken and Disturbed. Admission £18.50 (inc two-course meal), concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT: Driftwood Studio, North Medow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. 2pm-9pm. Marine Miniatures. Marine paintings and driftwood by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter. colinmbaxter.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Dazzle Exhibition. Featuring a spectacular display of art deco beaded dresses from the roaring twenties. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Southsea Library Gallery, 19-20, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-5pm. Defragmentation. An exhibition of paintings, watercolours and ceramics by Toni Ndikanwu.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Skyfall (12A); 7.45pm. Directed by Sam Mendes. Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Boo Hewerdine and Brook Williams: State of the Union. Acoustic. Admission £11.25. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Paige Robinson, 7pm; Mike Keating, 7.30pm; Eloise Keating, 8pm; Ben Farrant, 8.30pm; Heladera, 9pm; The Beth Oliver Band, 9.30pm-10.30pm; Henry Crew, 10.45pm; Camino de la Catrina, 11.15pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Alabama 3. Sweet pretty country acid house music Admission: £18 advance, £20 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Therapy?: A Brief Crack of Live 2012 Tour. Plus special guests: Hawk Eyes and Lafaro. Admission £15. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 7.30pm. Wizard of Oz The Panto. Pantomime presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. 07502 037 922.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 11am, 2pm. Robin Hood. A show for the whole family, presented by Farnham Rep. Admission: £9, concs. 5.45pm. Met Opera presents Mozart’s Clemzia di Tito. Elina Garanca sings Sesto, Giuseppe Filianoti is the gallant Tito and Barbara Frittoli is Vitellia. Harry Bicket conducts. Admission: £15. (01252) 745444.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Aladdin. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8.95, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road (PO8 9LJ). 7.30pm. Season’s Greetings. Play by Alan Ayckbourn presented by Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. Admission £6. (023) 9278 5800.

PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. The Relapse. By John Vanburgh. In a world of style over substance can virtue trump vice? Bedales Drama – The Winter Production. (01730) 711511, bedales.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fisher Hall, Whale Island (PO2 8ER). 7.30pm. Scrooge – A Dickens of a Christmas. A pantomime presented by the Admiral’s Players. (023) 9254 8024.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. Aspects of Love. Musical presented by CCADS. Admission £8-£12, concs. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express. A new production for 2012. Admission: £15-£39.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Miracle on 34th Street. A magical, funny modern heartwarming Christmas tale. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Scott Road car park (off Military Road by The News Centre). 10.30am. Hilsea Lines Walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ with its abundance of wildlife. 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.

SOUTHSEA: meet Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, King Street. 10.30am. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

WATERLOOVILLE: Anders Hall, off Milton Road (PO7 6AW). 7.30pm. Natter Night/Social Evening plus mince pies! Organised by the Horndean and District Amateur Radio Club. Visitors and new members welcome. hdarc.co.uk.

FRIDAY, DEC 7

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Annihilation. Jump up drum n bass. DJs Konichi, Decimal Bass, Levela. Admission £5 in advance, £7 on door. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. Admission £34.50. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Hayling Avenue, Copnor. 7.30pm. Portsmouth City Band in concert among all the trees of the Christmas Tree Festival. Admission £7 (inc glass of wine). (023) 9282 7071.

PORTSMOUTH: Third Floor Arts Centre, Norrish Central Library, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Music in the Round: Ensemble 360. In a Paris Salon wth Maggie Steed as Princesse de Polignac. All welcome. Admission £15, concs. (023) 9284 3023, music@port.ac.uk.

DANCING

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

EVENTS

BISHOP’S WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church, Free Street. 10am-4pm. Nativity Crib Festival. Display of nativity scenes and collages. Free admission, coffee, tea, cookies and cakes available.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Methodist and Pastoral Centre, High Street. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Emsworth Arts and Crafts Market. Browse the many arts and crafts made by local people. Unique Christmas gifts for friends and family. 07812 938 719.

PORTSMOUTH: Age UK Portsmouth, The Bradbury Centre, 16-18, Kingston Road. 9.30am-3.30pm. Safe and Warm Open Day. Plus free electric blanket testing by Trading Standards (bookings telephone 023-9284 1298). Restaurant facilities available. Everyone welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 8pm. Charity Christmas Murder Mystery. A very Dickensian murder mystery charity night Admission £18.50 (inc two-course meal), concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTH HARTING: British Legion Hall, Church Lane. 11am-midday. Harting Village Market. Local produce and craft stalls. Home baking, cards, knitwear, jewellery, woodwork, homewares, gifts and more.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT: Driftwood Studio, North Medow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. 10am-5pm. Marine Miniatures. Marine paintings and driftwood by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter. colinmbaxter.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Dazzle Exhibition. Featuring a spectacular display of art deco beaded dresses from the roaring twenties. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Southsea Library Gallery, 19-20, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-5pm. Defragmentation. An exhibition of paintings, watercolours and ceramics by Toni Ndikanwu.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Skyfall (12A); 7.45pm. Directed by Sam Mendes. Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. Hugo (U); 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Directed by Martin Scorsese and featuring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen and Asa Butterfield. Admission £3-£4. (023) 9246 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Beasts of the Southern Wild (12A); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Benh Zeitlin. Starring: Quvenzhan Wallis, Dwight Henry and Levy Easterly. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95, North Street. Rock & Roll Hoodlums. (01243) 372351.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Tim Edey and Brendan Power. A lavish parade of inventive characters and sketch magnificence. Admission £12.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Ultra Sounds Disco.

HAVANT: The Wheelwright Arms, 27, Emsworth Road. 9pm. Force Four. (023) 9248 3365.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. Total Jamm.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. Aviv, 7pm; Becky Jerams, 9pm; The Smiley Campbell Band, 10pm-11pm.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Roadshow. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Brewers Arms, Milton Road. 9pm. Stolen.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Doors Alive. Admission: £12 advance, £14 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. Ugly Auntie. Party band. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Stone Free. 70s rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. From the Jam: 35th Anniversary Tour. Plus special guests: The lost Boys. Admission £15. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 7.30pm. Wizard of Oz The Panto. Pantomime presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. 07502 037 922.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 11am, 2pm. Robin Hood. A show for the whole family, presented by Farnham Rep. Admission: £9, concs. (01252) 745444.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. Traditional family panto. Admission: £15.50-£24, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Aladdin. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8.95, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road (PO8 9LJ). 7.30pm. Season’s Greetings. Play by Alan Ayckbourn presented by Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. Admission £6. (023) 9278 5800.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. Aspects of Love. Musical presented by CCADS. Admission £8-£12, concs. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Tiger Tiger Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays. 10pm. X Factor Friday. If your favourite X Factor finalist was voted off the show last Sunday, see them perform live tonight. Admission £5 before 11pm. (023) 9288 2244.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 8pm. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express. A new production for 2012. Admission: £15-£39.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Miracle on 34th Street. A magical, funny modern heartwarming Christmas tale. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Georgian Suite, Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 2pm-4pm. Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Gosport constituency meeting. Member of the public are invited to come along to see a presentation and talk to the elected members of the trust’s council of governors and a trust representative.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove. 7.45pm. The Treasurer Talks. To find out more you have to be there, organised by the Solent Omnibus Club. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9273 1061.

SOUTHSEA: meet Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront Walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. 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.

SATURDAY, DEC 8

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. DIY Punk Night. Live bands, the Bermondsey Joy Rider, Noise and Revolution, Night of Treason, The Flying Alexanders, The Exposed, plus DJ Vinnie Void. Admission £5. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 9pm. Beats and Swing Volume Four. Featuring: Electric Swing Circus [Live]; Barry Ashworth [Dub Pistols DJ Set]; Joe Black [DJ Set]; Trix & Mayhem; Ted @ The Controls; Sam Hatty. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

WATERLOOVILLE: Community Centre, 10, Maurepas Way (PO7 7AY), (Asda car park). 7.30pm doors for 8pm. Waterlooville Christmas Party Comedy Show. Featuring: Peter Antoniou, Ash Frith and Danny Buckler. £10 in advance, £15 on door. (023) 9225 6823, wegottickets.com/event/190152.

CONCERTS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Haslemere Musical Society’s Winter Concert. 7.30pm. The orchestra will play Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony (No 6) and the choir will join the orchestra for a selection from Handel’s Messiah. Admission £8-£15, concs. (01428) 642161 for further details.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. Featuring a members’ evening. Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission: £7 on door. portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 7.30pm. The Petersfield Chamber Choir Christmas Concert. In aid of the Rosemary Foundation. Admission free, retiring collection.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mark’s Church, Derby Road, North End. 7.30pm. Christmas Concert. Performed by St Mark’s Choir and Spinnaker Brass. Admission free, retiring collection.

PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton. 7.30pm. A Christmas Celebration. Performed by The Madding Crowd. Admission £5, in advance or on door. (023) 9242 1849.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Baroque Choir in concert. Programme includes Christmas Oratorio by Saint Saens and carols. Plus seasonal refreshments. Admission £1-£10, available on (023) 9259 1462.

WATERLOOVILLE: Oaklands Catholic School, Stakes Hill Road. 7.30pm. Havant Symphony Orchestra in concert. Performing works by Elgar, Brahms and Rachmaninov. Admission £6-£18, in advance or on door. (01243) 377430.

EVENTS

ALTON: High Street. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

BISHOP’S WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church, Free Street. 10am-4pm. Nativity Crib Festival. Display of nativity scenes and collages. Free admission, coffee, tea, cookies and cakes available.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 11am-6pm. Santa Specials. Ride on the light railway and meet Santa in his grotto with presents for the children. Illuminated specials from 5pm-6pm. Live animals (different each day), The Toy Workshop, Model Railway display, seasonal refreshments, gifts. Pre-booking only. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

GOSPORT: SEARCH, 50, Clarence Road. 10am-4pm. Razzmatazz. Lots of fun at this Bugsy Malone-inspired drama day! Suitable for eight- to 13-year-olds. Admission £10 (must be booked in advance). (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Christmas Quiz, Curry and Comedy. Put your knowledge to the test in this Christmas arts and media quiz. Plus a chicken curry. Admission £10 pp (maximum six to a team). (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

LIPHOOK: Liphook Church Centre, Portsmouth Road. 11am-1pm. Live Nativity. You will have a chance to meet Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in the stable with the animals watching on. The shepherds will also be there with their sheep and angels will be singing. The wise men will be giving golden treasure to all children who complete the quiz.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 8pm. Christmas Murder Mystery. What the Dickens! Admission £18.50 (inc two-course meal), concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Hayling Avenue, Copnor. 11am-6.30pm. Christmas Tree Festival. With musical interludes. Admission £1.50 (accompanied children free). Refreshments.

PORTSMOUTH: St Margaret’s Church Hall, Highland Road, Eastney. 1pm-4pm. Table Top Sale. Toys, books, clothes, bric-a-brac and cakes. All proceeds to Rhett Syndrome Research.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Parish Hall, Links Lane. 10am-1pm. Craft Fair. Locally handmade crafts by local people. Including textiles, jewellery, book binding, pewter, ceramics, candles, cards, beads, glass, woodwork, quilting and furniture renovation, etc. Refreshments available.

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road. 10am-12.30pm. Joy To The World. For children aged five to 11. Juggling, face painting, craft, fun and games, all based around the Christmas story. Free admission. Register your child in advance at the church office. (01329) 661154.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Social Club, Duncan Road. 11am-5pm. Christmas Fayre. Christmas stalls, crafts, vintage, records, nail painting, Christmas photo booth, also DIY Christmas decoration workshops for youngsters and adults.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT: Driftwood Studio, North Medow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. 10am-5pm. Marine Miniatures. Marine paintings and driftwood by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter. colinmbaxter.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Dazzle Exhibition. Featuring a spectacular display of art deco beaded dresses from the roaring twenties. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: The Southsea Library Gallery, 19-20, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-2pm. Defragmentation. An exhibition of paintings, watercolours and ceramics by Toni Ndikanwu.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Shining (15); 7pm. UK, 1980. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95, North Street. Bex Karaoke. (01243) 372351.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. The Sands. 60s, 70s and 80s band.

FAREHAM: White Horse, North Wallington. 3pm-7pm. Dennis Moore and Friends present Tudor Jazz. Swinging mainstream jazz. (01329) 235197.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm. Kojak’s Revenge. Admission £6.95. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. The Overtones. Admission £19.50-£33.50. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. Taxi.

PORTSMOUTH: Old Canal, Shirley Avenue, Milton. 8.30pm. Danny Fisher.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. Silhouettes, 7.30pm; Emilioyah and the Mighty Z All Stars, 8.30pm; Offbeat Offensive, 9.30pm-11pm.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Max Bona. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Shearer Arms, Shearer Road. Kenny Mayes.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Jen Genie. Admission: £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. Soul Suspects. Ten-piece blues and soul band. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Skunk Funk. Soul/funk band. (023) 9282 1658.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. The Scary Biscuits. (01329) 832123.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 2pm, 7.30pm. Wizard of Oz The Panto. Pantomime presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. 07502 037 922.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 11am, 2pm, 5pm. Robin Hood. A show for the whole family, presented by Farnham Rep. Admission: £9, concs. 5.45pm. Met Opera presents Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera. Marcelo Álvarez stars as the king; Sondra Radvanovsky is Amelia, the object of his secret infatuation; and Dmitri Hvorostovsky is her suspicious husband. Fabio Luisi conducts. Admission: £15. (01252) 745444.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. Traditional family panto. Admission: £15.50-£24, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 11.30am, 3.30pm. Aladdin. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8.95, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road (PO8 9LJ). 7.30pm. Season’s Greetings. Play by Alan Ayckbourn presented by Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. Admission £6. (023) 9278 5800.

PORTSMOUTH: Fisher Hall, Whale Island (PO2 8ER). 2.30pm. Scrooge – A Dickens of a Christmas. A pantomime presented by the Admiral’s Players. (023) 9254 8024.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Aspects of Love. Musical presented by CCADS. Admission £8-£12, concs. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 8pm. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express. A new production for 2012. Admission: £15-£39.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Miracle on 34th Street. A magical, funny modern heartwarming Christmas tale. Admission: £9-£11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

LUDSHOTT COMMON: meet Ludshott Common on the B3002, Petersfield to Chichester road (GR SU852357). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.20am. (01730) 269253.

SUNDAY, DEC 9

CAROL SERVICES

BISHOPS WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church, Free Street. 3.30pm. Christingle Service.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 3pm. RNLI Carol Service.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 3pm. The News’ Carol Service. Join local schoolchildren and their families in celebrating the Christmas story at a Christingle service held with the support of The News.

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Frisky and Mannish: Extra Curricular Activities. Admission £13 (£11 members/NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Christ Church, Old Market Avenue (off South Street). 2pm doors for 2.30pm-4.30pm. Music on Sundays. Featuring The Auster Saxophone Quartet: Ali Helsby, Louise Martin, Toni Kent and Spencer Bundy. Visitors and new members welcome. (01243) 527425, musiconsundays.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton. 7.30pm. Charity Concert. Performed by Portsmouth Philharmonia in aid of the Neonatal Unit, University Hospital, Southampton. Programme includes works by Quilter, Neruda and Haydn. Admisison £5, in advance or on door. (01489) 578373.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening bingo and quiz night in the lounge.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street. 6pm. Advent Meditation. Music, readings and candlelit procession, with the Wyndcliffe Voices. Followed by refreshments.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 11am-5pm. Santa Specials. Ride on the light railway and meet Santa in his grotto with presents for the children. Live animals (different each day), The Toy Workshop, Model Railway display, seasonal refreshments, gifts. Pre-booking only. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 10.30am. Tandem cycle ride to Petersfield. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. (01243) 466556, ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Hayling Avenue, Copnor. 2pm-5pm. Christmas Tree Festival. With musical interludes. Admission £1.50 (accompanied children free). Refreshments.

WINCHESTER: Middlebrook Street and car park. 9am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT: Driftwood Studio, North Medow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. 11am-4pm. Marine Miniatures. Marine paintings and driftwood by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter. colinmbaxter.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Connaught Arms, Penhale Road, Fratton. 5pm. DJ Jimmy Ryan. With tunes from the 50s and 60s.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 7pm-10pm. Open Mic/ Karaoke. Featuring and hosted by Matt McGowan. Everyone is welcome to simply turn up and perform a few songs.

PORTSMOUTH: The Phoenix, Torrington Road, North End. 6pm-8.30pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 7.30pm doors. The Idiot Bastard Band. Featuring: Ade Edmondson, Neil Innes, Phill Jupitus and Rowland Rivron. Admission: £22.50 advance, £24.50 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8pm-10.30pm. Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. (023) 9275 2488.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. The Fabulous Rachael Hawnt. Christmas Sunday special! (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 2pm. An Afternoon with Cliff! Inappropriateness. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Lawrence Arms, Lawrence Road. 7pm. Arrows Karaoke.

SOUTHSEA: Marmion Tavern, Marmion Road. 5pm-8pm. Kelly G.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Death at Downturn Abbey. A murder mystery dinner by Nick Scovell, presented by Interalia Theatre and Ferneham Hall. Admission £15, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 2pm. Wizard of Oz The Panto. Pantomime presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. 07502 037 922.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 11am, 2pm, 4pm. Robin Hood. A show for the whole family, presented by Farnham Rep. Admission: £9, concs. (01252) 745444.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. Aladdin. Traditional family panto. Admission: £15.50-£24, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 2pm. Aladdin. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8.95, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fisher Hall, Whale Island (PO2 8ER). 2.30pm. Scrooge – A Dickens of a Christmas. A pantomime presented by the Admiral’s Players. (023) 9254 8024.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore Walk. A brisk walk over uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. 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.

 
 
 

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