A guide to what’s on in the area today.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Eat Static. Live psy trance pa and Andy Mason. Admission £10 in advance, more on door. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.
SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. It’s A Sun. Room Two. (023) 9286 3911.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-late. It’s A Sin. With residents DJ Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Rob Deering, Mark Olver and Ellie Taylor. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.
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.
HAVANT: Fairfield Infant School, Fairfield Road (PO9 1AY). 7pm-9pm. PTA Christmas Shopping Evening. Gifts, crafts and more supplied by local businesses and individuals Adults only. Entrance £2 (inc prize draw entry and mince pie).
PORTSMOUTH: Lord Mayor’s Banqueting Room, Floor 2, The Guildhall. 10am-midday. Coffee Morning. An opportunity to meet friends old and new, have a chat, enter the raffle, rummage for bric-a-brac bargains and enjoy coffee and cake. Admission £2, with proceeds in support of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal raising funds for the Portsmouth Alzheimer’s Society and Portsmouth Cancer Care – the Whitburn Trust. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: Historic Dockyard. 10am-6pm. Victorian Festival of Christmas. Visitors will be magically transported into a Dickensian-style bygone era of real snowy white streets for the rich and poor, with seasonal carols, the ever raucous Fagin’s Tavern and unique Christmas gifts market. Admission £16, concs. (023) 9283 9766, christmasfestival.co.uk.
STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 7.30pm. Charity Christmas Race Night. Raising money for International Animal Rescue. Admission £5 (with meal, £9.50). (01329) 662821, croftoncommunitycentre.org.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Belinda. 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.
PORTCHESTER: Portchester Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Flynns’ Art Exhibition. Featuring recent works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. 0845 6035631, flynnspaintings.com.
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. Skyfall (12A); 7.45pm. Directed by Sam Mendes. Starring: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes. (01428) 642161 for further details.
PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Ruby Sparks (15); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. Starring: Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano and Annette Bening. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. Scrooge (1951, UK); 7.30pm; (U). Directed by Brian Desmond Hurst. Written by Noel Langley, Charles Dickens. Introduced by Dr Christopher Pittard from the University of Portsmouth. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.
EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95, North Street. Mr Big Stuff. (01243) 372351.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm.The Silver Beatles. Admission £17, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Club Disco.
HAVANT: The Wheelwright Arms, 27, Emsworth Road. 9pm. Stolen. (023) 9248 3365.
PORTSMOUTH: Fort Cumberland, Eastney Road. 8pm. Arrows Karaoke.
PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. Soul Boots.
PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.30pm-11pm. All Or Nothing.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. This Way Up. Rocking blues covers band. rmatavern.co.uk.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Atomic Badger.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Pedter Cox. Admission: £16 advance, £18 door. (023) 8055 5366.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Kent Duchaine. Delta blues slide guitarist. (023) 9282 1658.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Calendar Girls. Presented by the Portchester Players. Admission £10, concs. (01329) 223100.
GOSPORT: Brunel Theatre, HMS Sultan, Military Road. 7.30pm. Santa is Missing. A pantomime adapted from Santa in Space, written by Jim Wringe and presented by the Sultan Theatre Group. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9254 2272/ 9254 2708 (after 5pm), sultantheatre.org.uk.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Sleeping Beauty. Music by Tchaikovsky, performed live by a philharmonic orchestra. Presented by the Russian State Ballet and Opera House. Admission: £28.50-£30.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Edwardian Christmas Party. A yuletide gallimaufry presented by Havant Light Opera. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
HORNDEAN: Horndean Junior School, Five Heads Road (PO8 9NW). 7.30pm. Humbug! A Dickens’ Christmas. A semi-dramatised performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ with a selection of carols and festive songs, presented by Denmead Operatic Society. Admission £6. (01329) 310849.
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.30pm. Christmas Show. Featuring the Centre Players, Toe Tappers and special guests. Admission £2.50, concs. (023) 9269 2914.
PORTSMOUTH: Tiger Tiger Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays. 10pm. X Factor Friday. If your favourite X Factor finalist was voted off the show last Sunday, see them perform live tonight. Admission £5 before 11pm. (023) 9288 2244.
PURBROOK: Deverell Hall, London Road. 7.30pm. Snow White and the Fairy Godmother’s Panto. A pantomime presented by the Deverell Players. (023) 9222 2389.
SOBERTON: Soberton Village Hall, Long Lane (SO32 3PF). 7.30pm. The Sound of Music. Presented by the Soberton Players. Admission £6, concs. (01489) 878724.
SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 5pm, 8pm. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express. A new production for 2012. Admission: £15-£39.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. The Producers. Presented by Portsmouth Grammar School. Admission £10-£12, concs. (023) 9282 8282.
TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Communicating Doors. Time travelling comedy thriller by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
WATERLOOVILLE: South Downs College Theatre, College Road. 7pm. Good News. BTec Level 3 Musical Theatre present their Winter Sharing Show. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9279 7954.
WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Radio Times: The Musical. Starring Gary Wilmot and Sara Crowe. Music by Noel Gay. Admission: £15-£23. (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.
PORTSMOUTH: Cathedral Discovery Centre, Roman Catholic Cathedral, St Edmund House, Edinburgh Road (PO1 3QA). 6.45pm for 7pm. A Stroll Through the ‘Axis of Evil’. An illustrated talk by travel writer John Pilkington on his travels in the Middle East, raising money for Oxfam’s West Africa Appeal and for Practical Action. Organised by the Portsmouth Oxfam Group. Admission £10 (to include a light supper). (023) 9225 4959.
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.