What’s on from Friday, December 9 – Thursday, December 15, 2016

Victoria Lucie stars in Groundlings Theatre's Christmas pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  Picture: Sarah Standing (161406-4566)

Victoria Lucie stars in Groundlings Theatre's Christmas pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Picture: Sarah Standing (161406-4566)

Richard Wilson stars in Forty Years On at Chichester Festival Theatre

Six things to do in the next 72 hours: April 22, 23 and 24

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CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 2pm. Cooperative Ladies Choir carol concert. Raising funds for a defibrillator for the centre. Free.

DANCING

COSHAM: St Colman’s Hall, St Colman’s Avenue. 8-10.15pm. PP Dance Club social dance. Ballroom, latin, sequence. All welcome. £4. Call 07989 124089.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street. 7.30pm. Reindeer Drive for Christian Aid. Beetle Drive with a seasonal difference. £2.50.

PORTSMOUTH: Christ Church, Milton United Reformed Church (Corner of Edgeware Road/Milton Road). 10am-4pm. Festival of Nativity Scenes and Christmas cheer. Free.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant. 10am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. An exhibition exploring how British artists drew on classical myth and ideals in a ‘return to order’ following the First World War. Featuring playful and surreal versions of Greek myths from the 1920s and ‘30s, it gives a new insight into how modern art met with tradition in the early 20th century. Call 01243 774 557.

COSHAM: League of Friends coffee shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Solent Aviation Art Society. Free. Call (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. An exhibition exploring the origins of denim from its workwear heritage, to becoming the fabric of our everyday lives.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove. 8.30-11pm. Jazz and carols. Call (023) 9275 5944. Free.

MARKETS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane. 9am-12pm. Stubbington Country Market. With home-made cakes, savouries, dairy and gluten-free products, crafts, flowers, fruit and vegetables.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road. 7 pm. The Groundlings Theatre Company presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Tickets £16, concessions £14, children £10. Family tickets can only be bought by contacting the box office on (023) 9273 7370, £42 for a family of four. Group bookings available. Schools £5 per student. Email info@groundlings.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Meet at The Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront group walk. Suitable for all. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SaTurday

DANCING

FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane. 6.30pm for 7-11pm. Christmas buffet dance. With music by Andrew Varley. Ticket only. 50/50 Ballroom, Latin American and sequence. All standards welcome. Call 07980 058 310.

EVENTS

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, Drayton. 2pm-4pm. Build@Church. A space for families to hear stories from the Bible, respond to them creatively using Lego and Duplo bricks, pray using the bricks and share refreshments. Call (023) 9275 4130.

FAREHAM: Henry Cort Community College, Hillson Drive. 11am-2pm. Christmas craft and gift Fair. Free admission. Book a stall at henry-cort.hants.sch.uk.

GOSPORT: Abbeyfield, 138 Privett Road. 2-4pm. Bargain sale. Quality second-hand clothes, ornaments and more. Call 07968 899805.

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church, Hollow Lane. 10am-1pm. Crafty ‘J’ Sisters Christmas market in aid of local charities. Free. Tombola and various stalls. Call (023) 9378 0996.

PORTCHESTER: Methodist Church, Castle Street. 10am-4pm. Nativity festival. View the nativity story through a series of art and floral displays, children’s activity corner and Nativity costumes to try.

PORTSMOUTH: Copnor Methodist Church. 1.30pm-5.30pm. Copnor Crafters. Bring your own craft to do and £4 to cover costs and refreshments. Call 07718 920 719.

PORTSMOUTH: Christ Church, Milton United Reformed Church (Corner of Edgeware Road/Milton Road). 10am-4pm. Festival of nativity scenes and Christmas cheer. Free.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends coffee shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12-3.30pm. Solent Aviation Art Society. Free. Weekend opening depends on the availability of volunteers. Call (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. See Friday for details.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Shearer Arms, Shearer Road. 9-11.30pm. Kenny Mayes’ 1950s and ‘60s music. Free admission.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove. 8.30-11pm. Jazz and carols. Free entry. Call (023) 9275 5944.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road. 7pm. The Groundlings Theatre Company presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. See Friday for details.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: The Blue Lagoon at Hilsea Lido. 10.30am. Group walk. Along the foreshore to the Mountbatten Centre and back. Flat, paved route. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9284 1762.

sunday

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Church of the Resurrection, Penryhn Avenue, Drayton. 3pm. Portsmouth Philharmonia Orchestral Concert in aid of The Roberts Centre. Conducted by Hugh Carpenter.Tickets £5 for adults, children free. Call (023) 9273 1122 to book.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 3pm. MGC Choir Spirit of Christmas Concert and the RM Association Band. Donations of toys, games and puzzles welcomed for local children by The Roberts Centre. Tickets start from £6.50, or £1 for under 16s who go with an adult. Call 0844 847 2362.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’s Church, 287 Milton Road. 4pm. Christmas Music by candlelight with Portsmouth Festival Choir. Tickets £8, under-16s free, from ticketsource.co.uk or on the door.

DANCING

PARK GATE: The Royal British Legion Club, 366 Brook Lane. 7.40-10.40pm. Country & Western dance. Every Sunday evening. All welcome. RBL members £5, non-members £6.50. Bar and raffle. Call 01329 519765.

EVENTS

HAVANT: Barncroft Primary School,Park Lane. 10.30am-12.30pm.Worship and the Word. A Calvary Chapel service of encouragement and worship, with fellowship and refreshments. Sunday School for children aged three to 11, creche for children under 3. Call 07879 130 499.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church, Castle Street. 12-3.30pm. Nativity Festival. See Saturday for details.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends coffee shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Solent Aviation Art Society. Free. Weekend opening depends on the availability of volunteers. Call (023) 9238 7284.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove. 1.30pm-4pm. Jazz and carols. Call (023) 9275 5944. Free.

SOUTHSEA: The Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8-10.30pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Free.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Road. 7pm. The Groundlings Theatre Company presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. See Friday for details.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm.Milton foreshore group walk. A brisk walk along uneven footpaths. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9284 1762.

monday

COFFEE

COPNOR: North End Baptist Church, Powerscourt Road. 10am-12pm. Copnor Coffee Club. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call (023) 9268 8705.

DANCING

COSHAM: Community Centre, Wooton Street. 7.30-10pm. Sequence dancing old and new. Qualified leaders will teach new dances. £3.

HAYLING ISLAND: Community Centre, Station Road. 7-8pm. Ballroom and latin beginner’s class. £6. Call 07505 191 596.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 6.30-7.30pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800 299.

EVENTS

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road. 1.30-3.30pm. Relax with art, colouring, knitting, embroidery and more. All ages welcome. £2.50. Call (023) 9261 5916.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, 19-21 Palmerston Road. 2-4pm. Relax with colouring. For adults. Beat stress and aid relaxation. Drop-in, all materials provided.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends coffee shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Solent Aviation Art Society. Free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Volunteers wanted.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. See Friday for details.

WALKS & TALKS

FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park group walk. Buggy and wheelchair-friendly. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.

NORTH END: The Learning Place, Derby Road. 12.15pm. Group walk to Stamshaw Foreshore. Not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to pier group walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, meet at the memorial where buses terminate. 1pm. Slow 30-minute group walk. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.

Tuesday

COFFEE

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: St John the Evangelist church hall, South Place. 10am-1pm. Coffee, cake and lunch. Every Tuesday, in aid of local charities.

CONCERTS

COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Cosham Keyboard Music Club concert. Members will play easy listening music. Non-members £5. All welcome. Call (023) 9237 6313.

DANCING

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Community Centre, Twyford Drive. 9.30-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800 299.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Community Centre, Westlands Grove. 1.30-3.30pm. Tuesday variety club. £2.

HAVANT: St Francis’s Church, Riders Lane, Leigh Park. 7.30-9.30pm.Staunton Park Genealogy Group meeting. New members welcome. Visit thestauntoninfo.org.

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club. 7pm. Tuesday Bridge club. Needs new members. Beginners are welcome. Some experience of bridge necessary. Call 01243 372718.

HAVANT: Saint Faith’s Church Hall,The Pallant. 7.30-9.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir meeting. Seeking new members. Go along and sit in on rehearsals for Christmas programme and 2017 concerts. Call (023) 9245 3634.

HAVANT: Staunton Country Park, Middle Park Way. 1-3pm. Open day. For companies who might like to operate their businesses from the country park. Call (023) 9259 5040.

HORNDEAN: Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Gravel Hill. 10am-12pm. Open day. For commercial companies who might like to operate their businesses from the country park. Call (023) 9259 5040.

HAYLING ISLAND: Eastoke Community Centre, Wheatlands Avenue. 2.30-4.30pm. Christmas tea dance. £3.

HILSEA: Howard Road Community Centre. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hilsea Social Group. A chance to meet new people for those aged 50 and over. Call (023) 9268 8705.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant. 10am-5pm. The Mythic Method – Classicism in British Art 1920 – 1950. See Friday for details.

COSHAM: League of Friends coffee shop, Level B, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Solent Aviation Art Society. Free. Call (023) 9238 7284. Volunteers wanted.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Love Thy Denim. See Friday for details.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Road. 7pm. The Groundlings Theatre Company presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. See Friday for details.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw foreshore group walk with views of Portchester Castle. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Group walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.

WEdnesday

DANCING

FAREHAM: Sarisbury Green Community Centre, The Green. 8-10pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. Singles welcome. £2.50. Call 01489 573 114.

SOUTHSEA: The Royal Beach Hotel. 1-4pm. Social dancing, all types. Music by Steve Kingsley. £4.50. Call (023) 9273 1281.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 7-8pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800 299.

WATERLOOVILLE: Cowplain Social Club. 7–10.30pm. Christmas social dance. 50/50 ballroom, Latin American and sequence. Buffet and bar. Ticket only. Call 07980 058 310.

EVENTS

CATHERINGTON: Catherington Village Hall. 7.30pm. Horndean Camera Club weekly meeting. Speakers, internal and external club competitions, and home evenings. Visit horndeancameraclub.org.uk.

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Social Club, 11 Spur Road. 7.30pm. Christmas Disco. Open to anyone aged 55 or over. New members welcome.

PURBROOK: Christchurch Hall, London Road, Widley. 7.45pm. Solent City Chorus. Looking for new male members. Call 07796 136487 before dropping in.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2-4pm. The Natterjacks. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call (023) 9268 8705.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends coffee shop, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Solent Aviation Art Society. Free. Call (023) 9238 7284.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent. 8-10.30pm. Christmas supper with Chris Walker and Colin Larn’s Deep South Gospel Show. Members £7, guests £10.Booking advised. Call (023) 9269 3988.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House at Home, Locksway Road. 8pm. Broadside Folk Club. Acoustic, singaround in turns. Piano available. All welcome.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Meet at Portchester Castle main car park. 2pm. Group walk. Suitable for all. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.

GOSPORT: The Scout Hut, Clayhall Road, Alverstoke. 7.30-9.30pm. Victorian Humour. A talk by Alan Brindle. Call (023) 9258 5194.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Group walk with views of Spinnaker Tower. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Short group walk to Baffins Pond, long walk to Milton foreshore. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Cafe, St Helen’s Parade. 10.30am. Canoe Lake/Southsea seafront group walk. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.

WORKSHOPS

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex, Gunwharf Quays. 11am-12pm. Mini Makers. A world of colour and creativity for those aged five and below. £3 per child. Call (023) 9277 8080.

Thursday

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Royal Marine School of Music Christmas concert.

DANCING

DRAYTON: Drayton Centre, Havant Road. 1.45-4.15pm. PP Dance Club tea Dance. Ballroom, latin, and sequence. £3.50. All welcome. Call 07989 124 089.

GOSPORT: Alverbank Hotel, Alverstoke. 8pm-11pm. Salsa class. Lessons and dances with Salsa Synergy UK. £6. Call 07979 800299.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 9.30-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4. Call 07979 800 299.

WATERLOOVILLE: St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Padnell Road. 7-8pm & 8-9pm. Ballroom and latin beginner’s dance class. Call 07505 191 596.

EVENTS

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. Fresh, Home-made lunch with dessert and entertainment. £3.95. Call (023) 9261 7890.

FAREHAM: Portchester Community Centre. 9.30-11am. Teeny Tots freeflow play session. £2.50 per family.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 12pm. Charity Lunch.

SOUTHSEA: St James’s Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singercise. A seated music session for older and disabled people. Aims to improve fitness. £2.50. Call 07754 528 814.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road. 7pm-12am. Open-mic night for solo artists, duos and bands. Bands need to book in advance. Full PA supplied plus video streaming. Call (023) 9282 0896.

MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Baptist Church Hall, North Street, 10am-12pm. Emsworth Country Market. Cakes, local meat, eggs, plants and crafts available.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall. 9.30-11.30am. St George’s market. Home-made crafts, jewellery, plants, cakes, and unusual Christmas gifts.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, Kent Road. 7pm. The Groundlings Theatre Company presents Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. See Friday for details.

TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre, 42 Kent Street. 1pm & 2.30pm. Panto backstage tour and talk with the cast. £5.

WALKS & TALKS

HILSEA: Scott Road car park,off Military Road. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines group walk around Foxes Forest. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9268 8390.

HILSEA: Mountbatten Centre entrance of Alexandra Park. 6.30pm. Group walk along the shore line to Hilsea Lido and back. Organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. Walks take place regardless of the weather. Call (023) 9284 1762.

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