A guide to what’s on around the area today.
COSHAM: St Philip’s Church, Hawthorne Crescent, Highbury. 9.30am. Highbury School Carol Service.
FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street. 6pm for 6.30pm. A Festival of Readings and Carols. Arrive at 6pm for mulled wine and mince pies.
PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. 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.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Secret Society. Happy hard core Gammer. Admission £4 in advance. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 9pm. The Wolf Cub Club. Admission free. 11pm. It’s A Sin. Admission free. (023) 9286 3911.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Havant Comedy Club. Featuring: Simon Fielder, Laura Lex and Steve Day. Admission £9.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
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.
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: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy, Metamorphic Technique and Indian Head Massage. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Admission: £5-£8.
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.
PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. De Rouille Et D’os (Rust and Bone) (15); 7pm. France, 2012. Subtitled. Directed by Jacques Audiard. Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts and Armand Verdure. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.
EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95, North Street. The Punk Pirates. (01243) 372351.
GOSPORT: New Inn, Mayles Road. 8.30pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.
HAVANT: The Wheelwright Arms, 27, Emsworth Road. 9pm. Mafia. (023) 9248 3365.
NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. Boarhunt Blues Club Christmas Special. Featuring: Steve Roux’s Brass Knuckle Blues Band. All welcome. Admission: £15. (023) 9225 4909, boarhuntblues.com.
PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.30pm-11pm. Big Brother Soul/The Flicks.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Charity Fundraiser Night. Featuring The Southsea Alternative Choir. Admission £5 on door. All proceeds to children’s charities. rmatavern.co.uk.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Dragonfly.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. John Coghlan’s Quo. Admission: £13 advance, £15 door. (023) 8055 5366.
SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. Party Night. With Vince Hilaire’s classic collection. (023) 9229 5195.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Claude Bourbon. Medieval Spanish blues. (023) 9282 1658.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Hairforce-5/ Hanowar. Tribute bands. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 1.30pm, 7pm. 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. 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.
WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 1.15pm, 6pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (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.