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CONCERT

COPNOR: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, 7.30pm. Highbury Area Band. Seasonal concert among 24 decorated Christmas trees. Tickets: £7, available on the door or in advance from Sue Walker on 07763 210659.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor. 7.30pm. Concert performed by Highbury Area Band. Tickets £7 on the door. For more information call 07763 210659.

EVENTS

BISHOPS WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church. 5.30pm. Nativity Crib Festival. Refreshments available. Free admission.

FAREHAM: Fareham Methodist Church, Kings Road. 10am-6pm. Christmas Tree Festival. Admission £2 for adults, free for children. Includes drink and mince pie.

HAVANT: St Michael and All Angels Church, Dunsbury Way, Leigh Park. 11am. Fayre. Variety of stalls and refreshments. Admission adult 20p child free. For more information contact (023)

9247 5140.

PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road. Social Club for the over 50s. £1.50 group subs. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: The Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-late. Hectic Audio. A night of drum and bass and hardstyle music. Over 18s only. Admission £5. Call 07505 953063 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor. 7.30pm. Concert by Highbury Area Band. Tickets: £7, available on the door or from Sue Walker on 07763 210659.

VENTNOR: St Alban’s Church. 6pm.Service of celebration for St Nicholas of Myra. All welcome, especially families.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Belinda and David Johnson.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm Mon to Sat. The Artists Rifles. Exhibition showcasing the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Free admission, closed Suns and Bank Holidays. For more information visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery

PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An Artist at Sea Onboard HMS Argyll and Tireless. A body of work by Jules George depicting the experiences of HMS Argyll and the submarine HMS Tireless on active deployment. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9272 7582.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-5pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Craft Emergency 2014. Craft Emergency winner, Malene Hartmann Rassmussen, will be displaying her work alongside 12 other artists from across the globe. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Seven Ages Of Woman, Photography Exhibition By UoP Graduate Tyran Hawthorn. Free admission. PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8.30am-5.30pm. Kroma: Kate Bishop Exhibition. Illustrations inspired by Scandinavian living and Kate’s love of colour.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. Frozen Sing-a-Long(PG). Sing a-long version of Disney’s extravaganza. For more details contact 07435 029408 or email bookings@no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: The Rainbow. 8.30pm-11pm. Rustyn George’s Triffick. Email rustyn.george@hotmail.co.uk

FAREHAM:Hill Park M.W.M. Club, Highlands Road. 8pm. Boss Hogg. Live ska music. Free admission. Call 02084 012310 for more information or visit hpmwmc.co.uk for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: 17 London Road, PO2 0BQ. 9pm. Tangerine Tantrum. For more information call (023) 9265 5739.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Spike’s Leg-endary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. Contact (023) 9282 0896 for more information.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune. In a New York apartment Johnny is trying to persuade his colleague that they have something special. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30 and 7.30pm. An Ideal Husband. A comedic play by Oscar Wilde about blackmail and political corruption starring Patricia Routledge. Tickets: £8.50-£42. Call 01243 781 312 or visit cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Sleeping Beauty. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman and performed by Bench Theatre Company. For more information call (023) 9247 2700.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road. 7.30pm. And This Was Odd. Comedy by Kenneth Horne, performed by Horndean Amatuer Theatrical Society. Call (023) 9278 5800.

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 7pm. The Snow Queen. Hans Christian Anderson’s mysterious tale of The Snow Queen is brought to life at The Groundlings Theatre. Tickets between £9 and 13.50. Concessions available. Call (023) 9273 7370 for bookings and more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Fisher Hall, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, PO2 8ER. 7.30pm. Little Panto on the Prairie. The Admirals’ Players present this pantomime based on the book by Joe Allan. Call 07906 887709 for tickets and more information.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Church of St John the Baptist, Redhill Road, PO9 6DF. 7.30pm. The Vicar of Dibley - The Second Coming. Performed by Denmead Operatic Society. For tickets and more details call (023) 9283 8683.

SWANMORE: Village Hall, New Road. 7.30pm, Saturday Matinee 2.00pm. Alice in Wonderland. Christmas show by Martin Letss, performed by Swanmore Amatuer Dramatic Society. Call 01489 894955.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Meet at The Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Seafront Walk.

Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. Organised by The Independence & Wellbeing Team. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.45pm. Christmas Reading. Come along and hear reviews of new work that you might be considering for Christmas. Includes a run through of the 2014 Booker Short List and some advice from a librarian on what is happening on the children’s book scene. Tickets: £6, £5.40 concessions, includes glass of warm winter punch.