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

FRIDAY, DEC 20

CAROL SERVICES

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Midday. Churches Homeless Action Carols. A celebration of Christmas and distribution of vouchers collected via local churches and groups to agencies who will be supporting the homeless over the Christmas season. A chance for us to share a gift with others.

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Secret Society. Hard core. Admission £5 in advance, more on door. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm-2.30pm. It’s A Sin Room 2: Indo Silver Club. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-2.30am. It’s A Sin. With resident DJs Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Last Night of the Christmas Proms. A rollercoaster of Christmas favourites including; Jingle Bells, Let it Snow Let it Snow and many more. Conductor: Pete Harrison. Singers: Annie Skates and James Spilling. Admission £15-£25. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Royal Marine School of Music Concert. The fourth of their 2013/14 season of concerts at St Mary’s. (023) 9282 2990.

COMEDY

HORNDEAN: Barton Hall, Horndean Technology College, Barton Cross. 7pm doors for 8.30pm. Comedy All Stars Christmas Special. Featuring Bob Mills, Holly Walsh, Big Howard and Little Howard. Host Jonny Awsum. Admission: £12 in advance; £15 on door. comedy-allstars.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Tom Deacon, Mark Simmons, plus a special guest. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £3. (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

HAYLING ISLAND: Funland, Beachlands. 10am-4pm. Funland Winter Wonderland. See Santa and get an early Christmas gift. Admission: £14 child; £6 adult; under-twos free. (023) 9246 2820.

HORNDEAN: Butser Ancient Farm (Chalton/ Clanfield turnoff on A3). 1.30pm-3pm. Saturnalia. Children can take part in a ceremony to awaken the god Saturn, giving and receiving of gifts and learning what it would have bene like for a Roman child living nearly 2,000 years ago. 4pm-5.30pm. The Tales of Winter Magic in the Great Roundhouse. After making Winter Solstice head dresses, you have the chance to buy a hot drink and cosy up by the roaring fire to listen to tales by award winning Red Phoenix. Each child receives a gift to take home. Tickets for these events cost £10 per child, with one accompanying adult attending free per child. Additional adults pay normal entrance price. (023) 9259 8838, or butserancientfarm.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6.15pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy, Seichen, also Metamorphic Technique. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Donation £5/£6.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. Midday. Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch – the money raised will be used to support the work of a charity.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Christmas Murder Mystery. It’s Christmas and time for a show bringing to life a bloody and dark nigh of fun and murder! Admission: £22 (inc two-course meal). (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.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.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. One Chance (12A); 8pm. Directed by David Frankel. Starring: James Corden, Mackenzie Crook and Alexandra Roach. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Wings of Desire (15); 7pm. Subtitles. Germany, 1987. Directed by Wim Wenders. Starring: Bruno Ganz, Peter Falk, Solveig Dommartin, Otto Sander and Curt Bois. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Robi Lee Disco; and Bar Staff Karaoke Night.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. An Audience with ... The FB Pocket Orchestra. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club. Featuring Blues Patrol. All welcome. Admission £12.50. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11.30pm. Kojak’s Revenge. Tribute band. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Sensational Jonny Dep. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Pelham, Chichester Road. 8.30pm. Velvet Imagination.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Fabulous Dolphins. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Jacob Scott (Pale Seas). (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Scarlett Park. Christmas special. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Father Jack. Celtic/Irish band. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. The Flint Street Nativity. Presented by the Sugar & Spice Company. A comedy about a class of seven-year-olds who are played by adults. Admission £9, concs. (01420) 472 664.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 10.15am, 1.30pm. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Written and directed by James Barry with music by Simon Slater. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

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 21

CHURCH SERVICES

CATHERINGTON: All Saints Church, 330, Catherington Lane. 10am. Christmas Remembrance Service for the Bereaved.

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road, Hilsea. 8pm-1am. Blue Lagoon Soul Club. Featuring DJs Steve Lyons and Keith Barnes, plus special guest DJs Nige Brown and Derek Mead. Admission £5. 07780 862 774.

PORTSMOUTH: Front Bar, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Dr Frankienstien. Playing 60s, 70s. (023) 9229 6352.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Georgie Loves. Admission £2. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 9pm. Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer. Admission: £5. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERT

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. Haslemere’s Christmas Cracker. Carol Concert for massed choir and audience. The evening will consist of a programme of seasonal music and comic verse with interval mulled wine and minced pies. (01428) 642161 for further details.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 7.30pm. A Choristers’ Christmas Concert. Featuring The Cathedral Choir and Cantate (Cathedral Youth Choir) with Anna Wynne (harp), Beckett Brass, Oliver Hancock (organ). Directed by David Price. Entrance £10-£7, concs.

EVENTS

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church, Hawthorn Crescent. 2pm-5pm. Christmas Tree Festival. Entertainment from 3pm including the Pitchpipers Choir. (023) 9266 2786.

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-2pm. Farmers’ Market. Sample before you buy from the people who actually produce, and taste the difference in quality whilst supporting your local farming and rural community. Also a carol concert by Holy Trinity Church.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-4pm. Discover Santa. Come and meet Santa and receive a lovely gift. Admission £3 per child. (023) 9252 3463 to book an appointment. 11am-midday. Christmas Story Time Special. Christmas will soon be here so please join us for festive stories and crafts. Suitable for under-10s accompanied by an adult. Admission free, but places will be limited. (023) 9252 3463.

HAYLING ISLAND: Funland, Beachlands. 10am-4pm. Funland Winter Wonderland. See Santa and get an early Christmas gift. Admission: £14 child; £6 adult; under-twos free. (023) 9246 2820.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 7pm-10pm. Christmastime at Hollycombe! Visit Santa at Hollycombe this year where children will receive a good quality present. Christmastime at Hollycombe is a magical event and we operate only rides specially selected for the season. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Christmas in the Park. Meet Santa – a sell-out event including gifts, crafts and tractor ride. Pre-booking essential. (023) 9259 5040.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Progressive Spiritualist Church, 2, Vivash Road, Fratton (PO1 1PR). 7.30pm. Special Christmas Evening: Mediumship with Adi Townsend. Christmas carols and mince pies. Everyone welcome. Admission £3.50 members, £4 non-members.

WATERLOOVILLE: Pedestrian Precinct. Midday. Christmas Carol Concert. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Gravity (12A); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Starring: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Slim Jim. Live rock and pop band.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8.30pm. Not the Rolling Stones. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Kassassin Street. Alternative rock. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Druids, Binsted Road, Buckland. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: Eastfield, 124, Prince Albert Road, Eastney. 8pm-11pm. Jeff Bell. 50s, 60s, country and popular music singer.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, 51, George Street. 8.30pm. Mitchell.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. With special guest Melanie C. Admission £35. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 9pm. The Jaspers.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Veronique Devine and The Vixens present: Rock with the Foxes Christmas Special. An evening of delicious music and burlesque. Admission £5 in advance, £7 on door. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Wickid Grin. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Broken Links. Alternative, rock. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHBOURNE: The Travellers Joy, 325, Main Road (near Emsworth). 9pm. The Little Deep Band.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 78pm. Moosehead International Airport Christmas Ball. Featuring Buggsy and Rex Domino. Admission: £7. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. The Freestyle Funk Collective Christmas Party. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Doghouse. Rock/party band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue (PO4 0AW). 7.30pm. RU40. Support from DJ Rob Moore. Admission £5. (023) 9235 5245.

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

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2pm, 7pm. The Witches. Roald Dahl’s story is presented by Chichester Festival Youth Theatre. This is a story of courage in the face of a fiendish threat. For ages seven plus. Admission: £17-£20, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 11am, 2.30pm, 6.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Starring John Altman and Tracey Penn. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 10.30am, 2.30pm, 7pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 11am. The Snow Queen. Presented by the Magic Rose Theatre, suitable for ages four plus. Admission £10 adults, £8 children. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 2pm DT, 7pm DT. Aladdin. Fun, fantasy and flying carpets in this family panto. Admission: show only, £16, concs; dinner theatre, £22, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7pm. Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates. A swashbuckling pantomime starring Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph. Admission £14-£35. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 11am. 3pm, 7pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 11am, 2.30pm, 7pm. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Written and directed by James Barry with music by Simon Slater. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

MIDHURST: meet Midhurst North Street car park (GR SU887218). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.20am. (01730) 260410.

SUNDAY, DEC 22

CAROL SERVICES

CATHERINGTON: All Saints Church, 330, Catherington Lane. 6pm. Carol Service.

CLANFIELD: St James’ Church, 12, South Lane. 11am. Family Carols.

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church, Hawthorn Crescent. 4pm. Festival of Readings and Carols. Followed by mulled wine and mince pies. (023) 9266 2786, stphilipscosham.org.uk.

COWPLAIN: St Wilfrid’s Church, Padnell Road (PO8 8DZ). 6.30pm. Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

COWPLAIN: Westbrook Church, Westbrook Hall, Tempest Avenue (PO7 8NU). 10am, Family Carols. Mince pies and coffee afterwards. Children are invited to come dressed as shepherds, angels or wise men.

GOSPORT: St Mary the Virgin Church, 174, Rowner Lane, Rowner (PO13 9SU). 6.30pm. Nine Lessons and Carols. Followed by mulled wine.

FAREHAM: St Columba’s Church, Hillson Drive. 6.30pm. Festival of Lessons and Carols.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street (PO9 1EH). 6pm. Carol Service and Readings. Everyone welcome.

HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, South Hayling. 6.30pm. Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

LANGRISH: St John the Evangelist Church, Winchester Road (GU32 1RQ). 6pm. Carol Service.

PORTCHESTER: St Mary’s Parish Church, Portchester Castle. 6pm. Candlelit Carol Service.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 7pm. Carol Service I.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor (PO3 6DE). 6.30pm. Carol Service.

PORTSMOUTH: St Francis Church, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 4pm. Carol Service.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mark’s Church, Derby Road, North End (PO2 8HR). 6.30pm. Carol Service. With the Portsmouth North Rotary Club.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Midday. Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. A traditional telling of the Christmas story through readings, carols sun by the congregation and choir. The service will be followed by sherry and mince pies.

PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church, Battenburg Avenue, Copnor (PO2 0SN). 4.30pm. Carol Service.

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Church, Somers Road (PO5 1EE). 4pm. Carol Service. With special guests the Cantrelle Singers. Refreshments will be served from 3pm.

SOUTHSEA: St Simon’s Church, Waverley Road. 7.30pm. Carols by Candlelight. stsimons-southsea.org.uk.

STUBBINGTON: St Edmund’s (Crofton Old Church), Lychgate Green (PO14 2HA). 4pm. Nine Lessons and Carols.

WARSASH: St Mary’s Church, Hook-with-Warsash, Church Road (SO31 9GF). 6.30pm. Carol Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, Hambledon Road. 6pm. Christmas Carol Service. Followed by punch and mince pies. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

WIDLEY: Christ Church, London Road. 10.30am, Christingle Service. 7pm, Carols by Candlelight.

CHURCH SERVICES

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Church, Somers Road (PO5 1EE). 10.15am. Nativity Service.

SOUTHSEA: St Simon’s Church, Waverley Road. 10.30am. Family Services with Nativity Play. stsimons-southsea.org.uk.

WARSASH: St Mary’s Church, Hook-with-Warsash, Church Road (SO31 9GF). 8am, BCP Holy Communion. 10am, Carol Praise and Nativity by Sunday School.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, Hambledon Road. 8am, Said Eucharist. 10am, Eucharist and Children’s Nativity. Children and families welcome. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. A Christmas Celebration. Concert featuring Achoired Taste, The Art of Dance and Fitness Adult Choir and the Royal Marines Association Concert Band. Admission £10, concs. 08448 472 362, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

DANCING

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Assheton Court (off Castle Street). 7pm-9pm. Ballroom Dance. Admission £3.50 (inc tea/cake). (023) 9235 1162.

EVENTS

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church, Hawthorn Crescent. 2pm-6pm. Christmas Tree Festival. (023) 9266 2786.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening Bingo and Quiz in the Lounge.

HAYLING ISLAND: Funland, Beachlands. 10am-4pm. Funland Winter Wonderland. See Santa and get an early Christmas gift. Admission: £14 child; £6 adult; under-twos free. (023) 9246 2820.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 7pm-10pm. Christmastime at Hollycombe! Visit Santa at Hollycombe this year where children will receive a good quality present. Christmastime at Hollycombe is a magical event and we operate only rides specially selected for the season. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Christmas in the Park. Meet Santa – a sell-out event including gifts, crafts and tractor ride. Pre-booking essential. (023) 9259 5040.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Arthur Christmas (U); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Sarah Smith. Starring: Jim Broadbent, James McAvoy and Bill Nighy. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen, 160, Whitworth Road (PO12 3NW). 4pm. The Aim. (023) 9258 0626.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11pm. The Marvels. Rockability/rhythm n blues. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Gun Room, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8pm. Tongues and Grooves Christmas Special with the wonderful Project Adorno plus Maggie Sawkins and all the usual suspects. Plus festive open mic. Admission £3/£4. tongues-and-grooves.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Southsea Alternative Choir Fundraising Night. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Phoenix, Torrington Road. 6pm. Splitscreen Radio. Ska, funk, reggae, etc.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Angelic Upstarts. Punk, rock, alternative. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Chris T-T. Plus special guests The Retrospective Soundtrack Players and Christopher George Whitear. Admission: £6. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Frank and Dean’s Christmas Party. All the Rat Pack’s classics at Christmas. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 2pm. Snagg and Diggs. Rock duo. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue (PO4 0AW). 3pm-late. The Vinyls. Support from DJ Rob Moore. Admission £1. (023) 9235 5245.

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

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 4pm. The Witches. Roald Dahl’s story is presented by Chichester Festival Youth Theatre. This is a story of courage in the face of a fiendish threat. For ages seven plus. Admission: £17-£20, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 11.30am, 2.30pm. Scrooge (A Christmas Carol). Presented by Image Musical Theatre. Admission £7, concs. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm, 6.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Starring John Altman and Tracey Penn. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 3pm. Sleeping Beauty. Bolshoi Ballet from Moscow. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 2pm DT, 6pm DT. Aladdin. Fun, fantasy and flying carpets in this family panto. Admission: show only, £16, concs; dinner theatre, £22, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates. A swashbuckling pantomime starring Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph. Admission £14-£35. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. Midday, 4pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 11am, 2.30pm. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Written and directed by James Barry with music by Simon Slater. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

MONDAY, DEC 23

CAROL SERVICES

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 7pm. Carol Service II.

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

EVENTS

HAYLING ISLAND: Funland, Beachlands. 10am-4pm. Funland Winter Wonderland. See Santa and get an early Christmas gift. Admission: £14 child; £6 adult; under-twos free. (023) 9246 2820.

PETERSFIELD: Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Christmas in the Park. Meet Santa – a sell-out event including gifts, crafts and tractor ride. Pre-booking essential. (023) 9259 5040.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

FILMS

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. It’s A Wonderful Life (U); 7pm. Directed by: Frank Capra. Starring: James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore. Admission £6, concs. (01329) 846646 for tickets.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Good Time Charlies. Plus special guests. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2pm, 7pm. The Witches. Roald Dahl’s story is presented by Chichester Festival Youth Theatre. This is a story of courage in the face of a fiendish threat. For ages seven plus. Admission: £17-£20, concs. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm, 6.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Starring John Altman and Tracey Penn. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. The Men From Montgomery. Old time Southern Boogie. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 2pm, 7pm DT. Aladdin. Fun, fantasy and flying carpets in this family panto. Admission: show only, £16, concs; dinner theatre, £22, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7pm. Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates. A swashbuckling pantomime starring Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph. Admission £14-£35. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 11am, 3pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 11am, 2.30pm. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Written and directed by James Barry with music by Simon Slater. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Bridge Centre, Fratton Road. 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. 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 South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. 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.

CHRISTMAS EVE dec 24

CAROL SERVICES

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 6pm. St James Christmas Eve Carol Service.

COWPLAIN: St Wilfrid’s Church, Padnell Road (PO8 8DZ). 3pm, Crib Service. For children and families. 11pm, Midnight Communion.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street (PO16 0SR). 7pm. Carols by Candlelight.

FAREHAM: St Columba’s Church, Hillson Drive. 4pm, Family Christingle Service. 7pm, Carols by Candlelight.

HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church, West Street. 9pm. Carol Service and Christmas Eve Mass. (023) 9248 4520, rchavant.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Francis Church, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 4pm. Crib and Christingle Service.

PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church, Battenburg Avenue, Copnor (PO2 0SN). 4.30pm. Crib and Christingle Service.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, Hambledon Road. 5pm. Christingle Service and Children’s Nativity. Especially for children and families.(023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

WIDLEY: Christ Church, London Road. 3pm. Family Carols.

CHURCH SERVICES

BURITON: St Mary’s Church, North Lane (GU31 5RT). 4pm, Christmas Eve Crib Service, come dressed as a shepherd or an angel. 11.30pm, Midnight Eucharist.

CATHERINGTON: All Saints Church, 330, Catherington Lane. 2pm, 3.30pm. Christmas Eve Crib Services. 11.30pm. Christmas Eve Midnight Holy Communion.

CLANFIELD: St James’ Church, 12, South Lane. 11.30pm. Christmas Eve Midnight Holy Communion.

EAST MEON: All Saints Church, Church Road (GU32 1NJ). 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

EMSWORTH: Ss Thomas, 24, New Brighton Road. 6.30pm. Christmas Vigil Mass.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street (PO16 0SR). 3pm, Christmas Eve Crib Service. 11.30pm, Midnight Mass.

FAREHAM: St Columba’s Church, Hillson Drive. 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, South Hayling. 5pm, Crib Service. 11.30pm, Midnight Mass.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 3pm, Crib Service I. 4.30pm, Crib Service II. 6pm, Choral Evensong and Blessing of the Crib. 11.30pm, Midnight Eucharist.

PORTCHESTER: St Mary’s Parish Church, Portchester Castle. 4pm, Children’s Nativity Service. 11pm, Midnight Mass.

PORTSMOUTH: St Aidan’s Church, The Lodge, Anchorage Park (PO3 5UH). 11.30pm, Midnight Communion.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor (PO3 6DE). 4.30pm, Crib Service. 11.30pm, Midnight Communion.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street, Landport. 11.30pm, Midnight Mass.

PORTSMOUTH: St Francis Church, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mark’s Church, Derby Road, North End (PO2 8HR). 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 5pm, Nativity Service. The Christmas story is told by our children and young people and we celebrate the sharing of the greatest gift. 11.30pm, Midnight Mass.

PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church, Battenburg Avenue, Copnor (PO2 0SN). 11.30pm. Midnight Mass.

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

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Church, Somers Road (PO5 1EE). 11.30pm, Midnight Mass.

SOUTHSEA: St Simon’s Church, Waverley Road. 11.30pm, Midnight Communion. stsimons-southsea.org.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road (PO14 2AS). 11pm. Midnight Holy Communion.

STUBBINGTON: St Edmund’s (Crofton Old Church), Lychgate Green (PO14 2HA). 4pm, 6pm. Nativity Services. For children and the young at heart.

WARSASH: St Mary’s Church, Hook-with-Warsash, Church Road (SO31 9GF). 4.30pm, 6pm, Crib Services. 11.30pm, Christmas Eve Communion.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, Hambledon Road. 11.30pm. The Midnight Mass with Carols. Followed by mince pies. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

WIDLEY: Christ Church, London Road. 11.30pm, Midnight Communion.

EVENTS

HAYLING ISLAND: Funland, Beachlands. 10am-4pm. Funland Winter Wonderland. See Santa and get an early Christmas gift. Admission: £14 child; £6 adult; under-twos free. (023) 9246 2820.

LANGRISH: St John the Evangelist Church, Winchester Road (GU32 1RQ). 4pm. Scratch Nativity. Come dressed as shepherd, Mary, Joseph, wise man, etc (especially children), or join the band to play carols. (01730) 264959 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mark’s Church, Derby Road, North End (PO2 8HR). 4.30pm. Nativity from Scratch. Children are invited to come dressed as shepherds, angels or wise men.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen, 160, Whitworth Road (PO12 3NW). 8pm. Christmas Eve Disco/Karaoke Party. (023) 9258 0626.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11.30pm. The Racketeers. Ska. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, 51, George Street. 8pm. Andy George.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm/9pm. DJ Soul Boots with a Christmas Mix.

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

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-11.30pm. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9229 6352.

PORTSMOUTH: The Phoenix, Torrington Road. 8.30pm. Stolen.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, New Road. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Saints of Sin. A rocking Christmas Eve party. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Christmas Eve Party with Hazzard County, southern rock varmints. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue (PO4 0AW). 7.30pm. DJ Rob Moore. (023) 9235 5245.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2pm. The Witches. Roald Dahl’s story is presented by Chichester Festival Youth Theatre. This is a story of courage in the face of a fiendish threat. For ages seven plus. Admission: £17-£20. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 11am, 2.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Starring John Altman and Tracey Penn. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 11am, 3pm DT. Aladdin. Fun, fantasy and flying carpets in this family panto. Admission: show only, £16, concs; dinner theatre, £22, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates. A swashbuckling pantomime starring Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph. Admission £14-£35. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. Midday, 4pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

CHRISTMAS DAY dec 25

CHURCH SERVICES

BURITON: St Mary’s Church, North Lane (GU31 5RT). 10am, Christmas Day Eucharist.

CATHERINGTON: All Saints Church, 330, Catherington Lane. 8am. Holy Communion. 10am. Christmas Day Family Communion.

CLANFIELD: St James’ Church, 12, South Lane. 10am. Family Communion.

COWPLAIN: St Wilfrid’s Church, Padnell Road (PO8 8DZ). 8am, Holy Communion, old prayer book. 10am, Christmas Praise, short service with carols.

COWPLAIN: Westbrook Church, Westbrook Hall, Tempest Avenue (PO7 8NU). 10am, Christmas Praise and Holy Communion.

EAST MEON: All Saints Church, Church Road (GU32 1NJ). 10.30am. Christmas Eucharist.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street (PO16 0SR). 8am, 9.30am. Christmas Day Communion Services.

FAREHAM: St Columba’s Church, Hillson Drive. 8am, Christmas Day Said Eucharist. 10am, Christmas Day Family Communion.

HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, South Hayling. 8am, Holy Communion. 10am, Informal Family Service, followed by Holy Communion.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 8am, BCP Eucharist. 10.30am, Cathedral Eucharist. 4pm, Evening Prayer.

PORTCHESTER: St Mary’s Parish Church, Portchester Castle. 8am, Holy Communion. 10am, Christmas Family Service with Holy Communion.

PORTSMOUTH: St Aidan’s Church, The Lodge, Anchorage Park (PO3 5UH). 10am, Family Service.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor (PO3 6DE). 10am, Family Service.

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

PORTSMOUTH: St Francis Church, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 10am. Christmas Morning Family Communion.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mark’s Church, Derby Road, North End (PO2 8HR). 10am. Christmas Morning Family Communion.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 9am. Book of Common Prayer Communion. 10am. Christmas Morning Mass and Carols.

PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church, Battenburg Avenue, Copnor (PO2 0SN). 10am. Christmas Morning Family Communion.

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Church, Somers Road (PO5 1EE). 10.15am. Christmas Day Family Service.

SOUTHSEA: St Simon’s Church, Waverley Road. 10.30am. Christmas Day Family Communion. stsimons-southsea.org.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road (PO14 2AS). 10am. Christmas Day Celebration.

STUBBINGTON: St Edmund’s (Crofton Old Church), Lychgate Green (PO14 2HA). 8am. BCP Christmas Holy Communion. With carols.

WARSASH: St Mary’s Church, Hook-with-Warsash, Church Road (SO31 9GF). 8am, BCP Holy Communion. 10am, Christmas Family Communion.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, Hambledon Road. 10am. Said Eucharist. The Parish Eucharist. Families very welcome. Children invited to bring a present to show. Followed by mince pies. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

WIDLEY: Christ Church, London Road. 8am, Holy Communion. 10am, Family Communion.

BOXING DAY dec 26

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 4pm. The Witches. Roald Dahl’s story is presented by Chichester Festival Youth Theatre. This is a story of courage in the face of a fiendish threat. For ages seven plus. Admission: £17-£20. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm, 6.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Starring John Altman and Tracey Penn. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 3pm, 7pm DT. Aladdin. Fun, fantasy and flying carpets in this family panto. Admission: show only, £16, concs; dinner theatre, £22, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates. A swashbuckling pantomime starring Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph. Admission £14-£35. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. Midday, 4pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 2.30pm, 7pm. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Written and directed by James Barry with music by Simon Slater. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

FRIDAY, DEC 27

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm-2am. The Wolf Cub Club. (023) 9286 3911.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.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.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. The Polar Express (U); 2.30pm. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola and Michael Jeter. Gravity (12A); 8pm. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney and Ed Harris. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Phil the Voice Kendal Karaoke Night.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. Steve Roux and The Brass Knuckle Blues Band. Blues. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Indie Local Showcase. The Cryptics; The Bayonettes; Los Kyoto; Outside Central. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Monster. Rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2pm, 7pm. The Witches. Roald Dahl’s story is presented by Chichester Festival Youth Theatre. This is a story of courage in the face of a fiendish threat. For ages seven plus. Admission: £17-£20. (01243) 781312 or cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm, 6.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Starring John Altman and Tracey Penn. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 10.30am, 2.30pm, 7pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 3pm, 7pm DT. Aladdin. Fun, fantasy and flying carpets in this family panto. Admission: show only, £16, concs; dinner theatre, £22, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7pm. Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates. A swashbuckling pantomime starring Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph. Admission £14-£35. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 2.30pm, 7pm. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Written and directed by James Barry with music by Simon Slater. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet third car park at Farlington Marshes, Eastern Road. 10.30am. Farlington Marshes Walk. Sturdy shoes for this walk across farmland and exposed open footpaths around the marshes. 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 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.