A guide to what’s on around the area today.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm doors for dinner, show from 8.30pm. John Etheridge in the Live Lounge. Admission £212. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50 (refreshments included). (023) 9259 8456 or (01243) 430048.
PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.30pm. Christmas Dance. Ballroom and Latin. BYO refreshments. Admission £3. (023) 9307 7368.
WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10, Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7.45pm-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members are always welcome. (023) 0261 3409, 9271 0060.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins and Michael Taylor from Wallington and Bob Read. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
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.
HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Great Expectations (12A); 8pm. Directed by Mike Newell. Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane. (01428) 642161 for further details.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Albert Nobes (15); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by: Rodrigo García. Starring: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Johnson. Admission £4.85, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Ginger and Rosa (12A); 7pm. UK, 2012. Directed by Sally Potter. Starring: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Annette Bening. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.
EMSWORTH: Coal Exchange, 21, South Street. Lynch Pin. (01243) 375866.
PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix. Featuring Letters To Daisy.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Stackridge. Acoustic/Pop. Admission £16.31. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.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. Nine Black Alps. Plus special guests: Kill Kasper; Factory Dolls; and Is Bliss. Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Frisky and Mannish: Extra Curricular Activities. With their bestest bits and some brand new stuff. Admission £14, concs. (01329) 223100.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 1pm, 6.30pm. Cinderella. Pantomime starring Anne Charleston. Admission £11-£17, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 10.30am, 2.30pm. Aladdin. Traditional family panto. Admission: £15.50-£24, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 2pm, 7pm. Christmas New Musical: Nutcracker. Directed by Richard Stride. Music and lyrics by Heather Uden. Admission £18, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7pm. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Pantomime starring Lisa Riley, Marcus Patrick and Aiden J Harvey. Admission £8-£21.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.
SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Theatre, Fraser Road. 7pm. Dance Africa Showcase. A fund-raising dance showcase to raise money for Most Wanted crew members to work on an arts festival for street children in Zambia. Admission £6.50. 07811 117 029.
WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 10.15am, 1.15pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
PARK GATE: Talisman, 3, Bridge Road (SO31 7GD). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Ed. 07801 278 602, solentsocialising.org.uk.
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.