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A guide to what’s on around the area this weekend.

TODAY

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: Front Bar, Milton Arms, Milton Road, 7pm-1.30am. Zetan Spore (live psy trance), Violet Sky (acoustic duo). DJ sets from Jezawix (Deltawve), Brandon (Cool Banana). Admission free. The Barn, 7pm-1.30am. Punk Night. Featuring: The Priscillas, The Exposed, The Featherz, Ambornbuzz, Skurvi Vinnie Void, plus many more. Admission £5. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. I Know What You Did At Bandcamp. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 9.30pm. Hipshaker. Featuring: The Fliks. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Havant Comedy Club Christmas Special. Featuring: Brian Damage and Krysstal. Support from: Paul F Taylor and Javier Jarquin. MC Joe Wells. Admission £10 in advance, £11 on door. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

CONCERTS

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street. 7.30pm. Christmas Concert by Fareham Philharmonic Choir. Includes extracts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Tickets: (01329) 664948 or 213899.

HORNDEAN: Blendworth Church Centre, Blendworth Lane. 7.30pm. Festive Fanfare. A Christmas concert performed by the Downland Singers. Admission £8, concs. (01243) 374554.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: St Faith’s Church, Victoria Square. 7.30pm. Lee Singers’ Christmas Concert. Admission £6-£7.50. (023) 9235 8974.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. Featuring a members’ evening. Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission: £7 on door. (023) 9282 0317. portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 7.30pm. Petersfield Area Schools’ String Orchestra (PASSO) Christmas Concert. Admission free and festive refreshments will be served. (01730) 267431.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Christmas Music and Carols. Performed by the Portsmouth Choral Union and their guests Castle Primary School Choir from Portchester. An evening of festive season frivolity which includes audience participation. £14, concs, in advance or on door.

WESTBOURNE: St John’s Church, Main Road. 7.30pm. Christmas Concert by the Renaissance Choir. Music by Schofield. Renaissance motets and Christmas carols. Admission £5. (023) 9247 5259.

DANCING

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 7pm-11pm. 78 Club Dance. Everyone welcome. Admission £7.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: Palmers Road car park. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

FARLINGTON: Sainsbury’s. 1.30pm-3pm. Folks in Harmony with a programme of carols.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 11am-6pm. Santa Specials. Ride on the light railway and meet Santa in his grotto with presents for the children. Live animals, the toy workshop, model railway display, seasonal refreshments, gifts. Pre-booking only. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

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. 10am-3pm. Be Animated Workshop. Become an animated character as you use your own image to create an animated film. For ages eight to 12 years. All participants will need a packed lunch. Admission £20. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Catholic Church, High Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Nightfever. Step into an oasis of peace, light a candle, enjoy the live music and stay as long as you like.

HAVANT: Meridian Centre. 10am-midday. Folks in Harmony plus Solent City Men’s Chorus with a programme of carols.

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.

HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, South Hayling. 5pm for 5.15pm. Drop-In Service followed by Christmas Party.

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church Small Hall, Mengham. 9.30am. Coffee Morning. Organised by The Rowans Haying Island Support Group.

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

LOCKS HEATH: Lockswood Community Centre (SO31 6DX). 10.30am-4pm. Treats and Therapies Christmas Fayre. Featuring jewellery, craft, tarot readings, massages, pottery, glass, etc, and including a visit from Father Christmas. Refreshments provided. Admission £1.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 10am. Christmas Indoor Sale. Great gifts, health and beauty, plus a nearly new sale. Admission free. thelocaleventcompany.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: Connaught Arms, Guildford Road, Fratton. 6pm. Charity Evening in aid of a Xmas Treat for Tiff’s Kids. Attractions include disco, live singers, fancy dress (prize for best one), etc.

SOUTHSEA: House of Bethany, 7, Nelson Road. 10am-4pm. Quiet Day. Led by the Rev Dr Ruth Tuschling. Please bring a packed lunch, drinks and tea provided. Admission: £6. Please let the Sisters know if you want to attend on 023-9283 3498 or ssb@sistersofbethany.org.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road (PO14 2AS). 10am-1pm. Live Nativity. A walk through the story of the Nativity, introducing you to all the well known characters: the shepherds, the angels, the wise men, Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus – and of course the animals. You can round your visit off with coffee, squash and mince pies served in the church centre. Everyone is welcome.

WEST MEON: St John’s Church, Church Lane (GU32 1LF). 11am-4pm. Christmas Tree Festival and Market. Trees decorated by lcoal schools, clubs and businesses. Admission free.

GIGS

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Purple Zeppelin. Purple Zeppelin are proud to pay tribute to the two greatest rock bands of all time. Admission £10. (01420) 472 664.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Small Town.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.15pm. The Muffin Men: Muffinz Power Quartet 2013. A must for all Zappa and Beefheart fans. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Connaught Arms, Guildford Road, Fratton. 6pm. Charity Evening in aid of a Xmas Treat for Tiff’s Kids. Attractions include disco, live singers, fancy dress (prize for best one), etc.

PORTSMOUTH: Eastfield, Prince Albert Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, 51, George Street. 8.30pm. Greg Winters.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 9pm. Lee Ray. Performing modern covers.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Mary Jane. Celtic rock band. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. A2 Acoustic. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7pm. Out of Time. Rock, alternative. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8pm. Gloria Miller is Supremely Diana Ross. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: King Street Tavern, 70, King Street. Nathalie Gunn. thekingstreettavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 8.30pm-11pm. Live Jazz and Carols. Featuring: the Milton James Four. (023) 9275 5944.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. The Business. Pop/rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

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

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. The Tangible Fruit Squad. (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.

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 3pm, 7.30pm. The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe. Pantomime presented by the 1st Clanfield Scouts. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9236 6508, 07906 760 036, or on door.

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.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 2pm. The Fantastic Mr Fox. Drama Dudes schools come together to perform a scene per school of this wonderful play and aim to blacken the name of those naughty farmers! (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 11am, 2.30pm. George’s Marvellous Medicine. Roald Dahl’s masterpiece is presented by HumDrum. Admission £9, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 11am, 3pm. Aladdin. Fun, fantasy and flying carpets in this family panto. Admission: £16, 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.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane (PO14 2PP). 2pm. Aladdin. A pantomime presented by Crofton Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £8, concs. (01329) 661143.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 2pm, 7pm. Aladdin. TFT’s first panto. Admission: 2pm, £9, concs; 7pm, £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

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.

TOMORROW

CAROL SERVICES

COWPLAIN: St Wilfrid’s Church, Padnell Road (PO8 8DZ). 4.30pm for 5pm. Christingle Service. Have fun making the Christingles at 4.30pm for the service at 5pm.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street (PO16 0SR). 9.30am. Family Christingle Service.

GOSPORT: St Mary the Virgin Church, 174, Rowner Lane, Rowner (PO13 9SU). 4pm. Christingle for the Children’s Society. Followed by tea and mince pies.

PORTSMOUTH: St Aidan’s Church, The Lodge, Anchorage Park (PO3 5UH). 5.30pm, Carol Service.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor (PO3 6DE). 4pm. Christingle Service.

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road (PO14 2AS). 6.30pm. Carols by Candlelight. A traditional service of carols and readings.

CHURCH SERVICES

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road (PO14 2AS). 9.30am. Christmas Family Service. Led by the children and young people.

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Aurora Comedy Night. Featuring Sara Pascoe, Kate Smurthwaite, Suzi Ruffell and Joe Wells. Raising money for Aurora New Dawn. Empowering survivors of domestic abuse. Admission: £8. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Christ Church, Old Market Avenue (off South Street). 2pm doors for 2.30pm-4.30pm. Music on Sundays. Featuring Susan Legg (mezzo soprano) with music students from Chichester University: Music and Songs for Christmas. Visitors and new members welcome. (01243) 527425, musiconsundays.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 7.45pm. Drop Down Ye Heavens. With the Portsmouth Cathedral Choral Scholars. Entrance free, retiring collection.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 2.30pm. Portsmouth Light Orchestra Christmas Concert. You are invited to join us for an hour or so of festive music. Admission free. A cuppa and mince pies will be available at the end of the concert. (023) 9237 1135

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 3pm. Milton Glee Club Choir with the Band of HM Royal Marines. A Christmas concert for all the family. Admission £8-£12. (023) 9282 4355, 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

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

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 11am-5pm. Santa Specials. Ride on the light railway and meet Santa in his grotto with presents for the children. Live animals, the toy workshop, model railway display, seasonal refreshments, gifts. Pre-booking only. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

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. Christmastime at Hollycombe is a magical event and we operate only rides specially selected for the season. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 10am-1.30pm. Winter Market. With over 20 traders offering a wide range of goods from hand crafted jewellery, toys, textiles and so much more. Home-made refreshments. (01730) 266299.

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.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove. 2pm. Christmas Indoor Sale. Great gifts, health and beauty, plus a nearly new sale. Admission free. thelocaleventcompany.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Palmerston Road. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

WEST MEON: St John’s Church, Church Lane (GU32 1LF). 11am-4pm. Christmas Tree Festival and Market. Trees decorated by lcoal schools, clubs and businesses. Admission free.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 6pm. DJ Wacky Christmas Disco.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7pm. Subhumans. Punk, alternative. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8pm. Secret Smile. Rachael Hawnt and Ash Cutler play the greats perfectly. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 1.30pm-4pmLive Jazz and Carols. Featuring: the Milton James Four. (023) 9275 5944.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. Claude Bourbon. Medieval Spanish blues. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 3pm. The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe. Pantomime presented by the 1st Clanfield Scouts. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9236 6508, 07906 760 036, or on door.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 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. 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.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane (PO14 2PP). 2pm. Aladdin. A pantomime presented by Crofton Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £8, concs. (01329) 661143.

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.