What’s on for Monday December 24, 2012

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A guide to what’s on around the area today.

CHURCH SERVICES

BISHOPS WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church, Free Street. Christmas Eve Services. Crib Service, 5pm. Midnight Communion, 11pm.

COSHAM: Church of St Peter and St Paul, Medina Road. Christmas Eve Services. Christingle, 4pm. Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church, Hawthorne Crescent, Highbury. Christmas Eve Services. Christingle, 4pm. Midnight Mass of the Nativity, 11.30pm.

EMSWORTH: St Thomas Roman Catholic Church, Brighton Road/Horndean Road. 6.30pm. Christmas Vigil Mass. (023) 9248 4520, rchavant.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street. Christmas Eve Services. Crib Service, 3pm. Carols by Candlelight, 7pm. Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

FAREHAM: St Columba’s Church, Hillson Drive. Christmas Eve Services. Crib Service, 3pm. Carols by Candlelight, 7pm. Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street. Christmas Eve Services. Carols by Candlelight, 4pm, 6pm. Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church, West Street. 11.30pm. Carol Service and Midnight Mass. (023) 9248 4520, rchavant.org.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. Christmas Eve Services. Crib Service (1), 3pm. Crib Service (2), 4.30pm. Choral Evensong and Blessing of the Crib, 6pm. Midnight Eucharist, 11.30pm.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. Christmas Eve Services. Nativity Service, 3pm, 4.30pm. Midnight Mass, 11.15pm.

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

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Christmas Eve Services. Nativity Service, 5pm. Midnight Mass, 11.30pm.

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

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

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road. 11pm. Midnight Holy Communion.

STUBBINGTON: St Edmund’s Church, Lychgate Green. 4pm, 6pm. Nativity Services. For children and the young at heart.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95, North Street. Party Disco with Bex. (01243) 372351.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm. The Racketeers Fourth Annual Christmas Bash! Ska. Admission £6.95. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. Soul Boots. Ticket only.

PORTSMOUTH: Old Canal, Shirley Avenue, Milton. 8.30pm. Kevin Ray.

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

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, New Road. Kenny Mayes.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Silver Beatles Christmas Eve Xtravaganza. Admission: £13 advance, £15 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Hazzard County. Southern rock Christmas Eve party. (023) 9282 1658.

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls Ballroom, Bury Road. 7.30pm-11.45pm. Freestyle Jive Dance to the music of Jive Street, plus DJ. 50s era jive music. (023) 9242 8732.

PAULSGROVE: Community Centre, Marsden Road. 8pm-11pm. Christmas Eve Ballroom Dance. Plus some sequence dancing. BYO, no wet bar. Admission: £4. (023) 9273 3393, 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 11am, 2.30pm. Cinderella. Pantomime starring Anne Charleston. Admission £11-£17, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. 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. 11am, 3pm. Christmas New Musical: Nutcracker. Directed by Richard Stride. Music and lyrics by Heather Uden. Admission £20, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Traditional family pantomime starring Julian Clary, Lee Mead and Nigel Havers. Admission: £14-£35. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 11am, 3pm. 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. 11am, 2.30pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (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.