What’s On for Saturday December 15 and Sunday December 16 2012

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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.

SATURDAY, DEC 15

CHURCH SERVICES

BISHOPS WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church, Free Street. 4pm. Worship 24. 24 hours of worship until 4pm tomorrow, with Saturday Praise 7pm-9pm, and an Hour of Prayer from 9pm-10pm.

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Tribalistic. Psy trance, Zetanspore live pa. Jezawix, deltawave. Matt Loraine psy-co. Admission £5. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.

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

CONCERTS

BOTLEY: All Saints’ Church, High Street. 7.30pm. Christmas Concert. With the Augmented Choir of All Saints’ and local orchestra, conducted by David Burgess. Followed by seasonal refreshments. 07784 283 723.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street. 7.30pm. Christmas Concert. Performed by the Fareham Philharmonic Choir. Admission £9, concs, from (01329) 664948 or 213899.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 1pm. Classical Recital. Featuring The Horn Ultimatum. The horn quartet’s repertoire include orchestral and chamber music to musical-theatre and pop. Admission: £5, concs. (01252) 745444.

HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church, West Street. 7.30pm. University of Chichester Chamber Orchestra and Choir in concert. Performing a selection of works, including Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’ from the Four Seasons. (023) 9248 4520, rchavant.org.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church, 24, Church Road. 7.30pm. Christmas Favourites. With the Renaissance Choir.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 7.30pm. Seasonal Celebrations. Presented by the Portsmouth Chorus and featuring Festival Brass and the Portsmouth Chorus Junior Choir. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9261 9726, theportsmouthchorus.com.

DANCING

WICKHAM: Community Centre, Mill Lane. 8pm-11pm. Ballroom Dance. Admission (advance ticket only): £4. (023) 9273 3393, 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Red Lion car park, Spur Road. Midday. Christmas Carols with the Lime Grove Singers. Collecting donations for the local branch of the Alzheimer’s Society.

EMSWORTH: Tuppenny Barn, Main Road. Midday-3pm. Tuppenny Barn Christmas Fayre. With locally made festive gifts on sale. Seasonal refreshments, etc. Also Chidham Parochial Primary School will be singing traditional 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. Illuminated specials from 5pm-6pm. Live animals (different each day), 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. 11am-midday. Storytime Christmas Special. Join us for festive stories and crafts. Suitable for under-10s, accompanied by an adult. Admission free, must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Winter, a celebration. With a three course dinner. A collection of winter tales from storyteller Michael O’Leary; old English folk songs, modern interpretations of seasonal classics, etc. Admission £28.50. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Allaway Avenue Shops, Paulsgrove. 11am. Lime Grove Singers, singing Christmas Carols around the Christmas Tree. Collecting donations for the local branch of the Alzheimer’s Society.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 11am. Southsea Boutique Markets with a vintage fashion show and lively entertainment in our fabulous classic venue. Admission free. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.

PORT SOLENT. 11am-5pm. Indoor Christmas Market. Browse the unusual gift stalls at our Christmas gift market with 30 stalls of gift inspiration for that difficult to buy present.

SOUTHSEA: The Garden @ Art Space, Art Space Portsmouth, 27, Brougham Road. 3pm-5pm. Winter Warming Whatnot. Join us to celebrate the fourth birthday of our garden, together with our friends at Southsea Greenhouse. Mulled wine, soup and festive nibbles.

SOUTHSEA: House of Bethany, 7, Nelson Road. 10am-4pm. Quiet Day. Led by Canon Nick Biddle. 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.

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

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4.15pm. 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.

SOUTHSEA: The Southsea Library Gallery, 19-20, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-2pm. Defragmentation. An exhibition of paintings, watercolours and ceramics by Toni Ndikanwu.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Big Screen, Guildhall Square. Christmas Movie: Arthur Christmas (U); 1pm. The film tells the story of Santa’s clumsy son, Arthur as he attempts to save Christmas for one girl.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Skyfall (12A); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Sam Mendes. Starring: Daniel Craig, Helen McCrory and Javier Bardem. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: The Coal Exchange, South Street. 9pm. Red Sky. (01243) 375866.

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

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Majic Roundabout. Sixties, Beatles and Blues Brothers tributes.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Silhouetted by the Sea: The Southsea Bob Dylan Convention 2012. The Dylan Project. Special guests CP Lee and Bemis. Blues/Folk/Rock. Admission £9. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. Lee Ray.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.30pm-11pm. All or Nothing.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. Midday-6pm. Silhouetted by the Sea: The Southsea Bob Dylan Convention 2012. C P Lee in performance, and also presents a talk about Bob Dylan’s 1966 tour. The Dylan Quiz with your quizmaster Stuart Taylor. Videos on the big screen. Dylan on the sound system. All day swap meet. 8.30pm. Mary Jane. Celtic rock band. Free admission. 11.30pm-2am. Silhouetted by the Sea: The Southsea Bob Dylan Convention 2012. Apres gig together, videos on the big screen, and Bob Dylan related open mic night, with a great PA. All performers welcome. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Old Canal, Shirley Avenue. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. T-Rextasy. Admission: £12 advance, £14 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. The Galileo 7. Plus special guests: The Good Time Charlies. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. Spirit. Playing all the classics from the 80s. (023) 9229 5195.

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

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Doghouse. Rock covers party band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue. 7.30pm doors. Orange Street. Plus DJ Rob Moore. Admission £6. (023) 9235 5245, therifleclub.com.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. Reavers Rant. (01329) 832123.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm, 6.30pm. Cinderella. Pantomime starring Anne Charleston. Admission £11-£17, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 11am, 2.30pm. The Very Snowy Christmas. Presented by Blunderbus Theatre Company. Admission: £7, concs. (01252) 745444.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. Traditional family panto. Admission: £15.50-£24, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 11.30am, 3.30pm. Aladdin. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8.95, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.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 £20, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 5pm. The Uncommercial Traveller. Arcola Theatre and Punchdrunk Enrichment invite you to take part in an after-dark audio-guided walk through the streets of Portsmouth, written and devised by local residents and developed here at the theatre. Admission free. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 11am, 3pm, 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.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane. 2pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Pantomime, presented by Crofton Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £8, concs. (01329) 661143.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Miracle on 34th Street. A magical, funny modern heartwarming Christmas tale. Admission: £9-£11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WATERLOOVILLE: South Downs College Theatre, College Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Aladdin. BTec Level 3 Acting present this year’s college pantomime. Admission £6.50, concs. (023) 9279 7954, boxoffice@southdowhns.ac.uk.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 11am, 2.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

MIDHURST: meet North Street car park (GR SU888218). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.10am. (01730) 269253.

SUNDAY, DEC 16

CAROL SERVICES

BISHOPS WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street. 9.15am. Family Carol Service.

BISHOPS WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church, Free Street. 6.30pm. Traditional Carol Service.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street. 3pm. Community Carol Service. Organised in conjunction with Havant Rotary Club. A service of readings and carols.

SOUTHSEA: St Jude’s Church, Kent Road. 6.30pm. Carol Service.

SOUTHSEA: St Simon’s Church, Waverley Road. 7.30pm. Carols by Candlelight. stsimons-southsea.org.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road. 6.30pm. Carols by Candlelight. A traditional service of carols and readings. (01329) 661154.

CHURCH SERVICES

SOUTHSEA: St Simon’s Church, Waverley Road. 10.30am. Family Nativity Service. stsimons-southsea.org.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road. 9.30am. Children’s Christmas Service. Led by the young people of the church. (01329) 661154.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 2.30pm. Christmas Concert. Performed by the Portsmouth Light Orchestra. Including festive music such as Christmas Festival, Sleigh Ride and carols. Take part in our seasonal raffle and indulge in a mince pie and cuppa. Admission free. (023) 9237 1135.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 3pm. Milton Glee Club Christmas Concert. A concert for all the family. Admission £7.50-£12.50. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

EVENTS

ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. 10.30am-4.30pm. Jane’s Birthday. Join us to celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday. Tea and coffee available. (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening bingo and quiz night 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 (different each day), The Toy Workshop, Model Railway display, seasonal refreshments, gifts. Pre-booking only. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

HORNDEAN: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 10am-3pm. Crafts in the Park. Featuring a mix of art, crafts and home produce. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 10am-1.30pm. Petersfield Community Association’s Winter Market. Crafts, produce, paintings and prints, toys, hand made jewellery, textiles and so much more. (01730) 262081.

PORTSMOUTH: Lime Grove, Paulsgrove. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Christmas Carols with the Lime Grove Singers. Collecting donations for the local branch of the Alzheimer’s Society.

PORT SOLENT. 11am-5pm. Indoor Christmas Market. Browse the unusual gift stalls at our Christmas gift market with 30 stalls of gift inspiration for that difficult to buy present.

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road. 10am-1pm. Live Nativity. Come and meet the people and animals of the Christmas story. (01329) 661154.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4.15pm. 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.

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.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Connaught Arms, Penhale Road, Fratton. 5pm. DJ Jimmy Ryan. With tunes from the 50s and 60s.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. Midday-4pm. Silhouetted by the Sea: The Southsea Bob Dylan Convention 2012. Andy Broad hosts a Dylan related blues jam - all musicians (and listeners) welcome! Videos on the big screen, and Dylan audio on the sound system. rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7pm. Grieved. Plus special guests: The Long Haul; Rough Hands; Let It Die; and The Divorcee. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8pm. The Milton James Four. Trad jazz. (023) 9275 2488.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. Ugly Auntie. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 2pm. Foo Forgers. Acoustic Foo Fighter tribute. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Marmion Tavern, Marmion Road. 5pm-8pm. Steve Taylor..

SOUTHSEA: Lawrence Arms, Lawrence Road. 7pm. Arrows Karaoke.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 1pm-4pm. Live Jazz and Carols. Featuring: the Milton James Hot Four. (023) 9275 5944.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. From The Jam. Plus special guest Andy Muscat. Admission £20. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

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

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Death at Downturn Abbey. A murder mystery dinner by Nick Scovell, presented by Interalia Theatre and Ferneham Hall. Admission £15, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 11am, 2.30pm. The Very Snowy Christmas. Presented by Blunderbus Theatre Company. Admission: £7, concs. (01252) 745444.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. Traditional family panto. Admission: £15.50-£24, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 2pm. Aladdin. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8.95, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 2pm, 6pm. Christmas New Musical: Nutcracker. Directed by Richard Stride. Music and lyrics by Heather Uden. Admission £18, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Meadow House Old People’s Home, 47-51, Stubbington Avenue, North End. 11am. Little Red Riding Hood. Presented by the Carousel Theatre Company. Refreshments provided. Admission free, but places must be booked on (023) 9266 4401.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. Midday, 4pm. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Pantomime starring Lisa Riley, Marcus Patrick and Aiden J Harvey. Admission £8-£21.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane. 2pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Pantomime, presented by Crofton Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £8, concs. (01329) 661143.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 11am, 2.30m. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

MONDAY, DEC 17

CHURCH SERVICES

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church, Hawthorne Crescent, Highburuy. 3pm. Highbury College Carol Service.

COMEDY

GOSPORT: The Alver Bank Hotel, Stokes Bay. 7.30pm. Jokes Bay Comedy Club. Featuring: Sean Collins, Barry Castagnola and The Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue. Plus music from Minibar Disaser. £12. (023) 9251 0005.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. (023) 9271 0060.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Big Screen, Guildhall Square. Midday-2pm. Christmas Crafts. Get into the festive spirit by making easy, stunning festive decorations to take home with you. Free two-hour session provided by The Learning Place.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stacey Community Centre, Walsall Road. 1pm-3pm. Over-55s Table Tennis. Non-competitive and open to all levels of ability. £2 per session. (023) 9261 7890.

SOUTHSEA: House of Bethany, 7, Nelson Road. 1.30pm-4.30pm. Monday Afternoon Quiet Day. Conducted by the Rev Beryl Rundle. Admission: £3. Please let the Sisters know if you want to attend on 023-9283 3498 or ssb@sistersofbethany.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

SOUTHSEA: The Southsea Library Gallery, 19-20, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-5pm. Defragmentation. An exhibition of paintings, watercolours and ceramics by Toni Ndikanwu.

GIGS

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. 7.45pm-11pm. Forest Folk. Featuring Coope Simpson and Freya Fraser: To Drive the Cold Winter Away. All welcome. Admission £12. (023) 9226 4288 info@forestfolk.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.

TUESDAY, DEC 18

DANCING

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

EVENTS

COSHAM: Highbury College, Dovercourt Road. 6.05pm-6.55pm. Zumba Class. Classes are £4, pay as you go, no need to book. 07594 835 042, carolinetimlett.zumba.com.

FAREHAM: White Horse, North Wallington. 7.30pm-9.30pm. An Evening of Ukulele Fun! Come along and sing along or strum, please bring a ukulele if you have one. Fun for all ages. Free to join in. (01329) 235197.

PORTSMOUTH: Big Screen, Guildhall Square. 11am-3pm. The One Minute Portrait Project (Christmas Crafts). Aspex workshop. Make unique, quirky and personalised decorations for yourself or to give away as gifts.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Write Angle Poetry and Music Cabaret. Featuring special guest: John Hegley. Plus open mic. All welcome. Admission £6. petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Front Bar, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Open Mic Night. Musicians of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Andrews Brothers. A mix of rock, pop, soul, jazz and country in their own style. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHWICK: Golden Lion, High Street. 8.15pm-11pm. Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. (023) 9221 0437.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 1pm. Cinderella. 6.30pm. Gala performance of Cinderella. Pantomime starring Anne Charleston. Admission £11-£17, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 2pm. Met Opera presents Verdi’s Aida. Liudmyla Monastyrska stars as the Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the brave Radames and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris. Fabio Luisi conducts this retelling, which features choreography by former Bolshoi artistic director Alexei Ratmansky. Admission: £15. (01252) 745444.

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. 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. 11am, 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. 10.15am, 1.15pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FARLINGTON: St Andrew’s Church, Havant Road. 7.30pm. Christmas Buffet: American Supper. Organised by the Hundred of Portsdown Local History Group. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9237 6959.

PORTSMOUTH: British Rail Social Club, Selbourne Terrace, Fratton. 7.30pm for 8pm. Slide Evening. Members’ own slides, plus mince pies. Organised by the Portsmouth Regional Group of the Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: by £2 donation. (023) 9267 1251.

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Institute, 238, Havant Road. 1.30pm for 2pm-4pm. Members’ Afternoon, with music from Nick Charman, organised by the Over 50 Friendship Centre. Visitors welcome. £1.50 (inc tea and biscuit).

PORTSMOUTH: meet Baffins Community Centre, Westover Road, Copnor. 10.30am. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore Walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. 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: meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime Walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. 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.

WALKS & TALKS

STUBBINGTON: Stubbington Snooker Club, 27a, Stubbington Green. 7.30pm for 8pm. More Flying For Fun. Illustrated talk by Alan Key and Graham Spiller, organised by the Gosport Aviation Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3.

WEDNESDAY, DEC 19

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm doors for dinner, show from 8.30pm. John Etheridge in the Live Lounge. Admission £212. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

DANCING

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50 (refreshments included). (023) 9259 8456 or (01243) 430048.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Hospital Main Entrance, Locksway Road. 8pm-10.30pm. Christmas Dance. Ballroom and Latin. BYO refreshments. Admission £3. (023) 9307 7368.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10, Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7.45pm-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members are always welcome. (023) 0261 3409, 9271 0060.

EVENTS

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-1pm. Community BOOST Table Top and Craft Sale. Meet community organisations and craft businesses. Tables: 6ft at £4 and 4ft at £3. Refreshments available. (023) 9255 1706 or 9255 1303 to book a table.

PORTSMOUTH: Lord Mayor’s Banqueting Room, Floor 2, The Guildhall. 10am-midday. Christmas 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.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

FILMS

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.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Albert Nobes (15); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by: Rodrigo García. Starring: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska and Aaron Johnson. Admission £4.85, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. SGinger and Rosa (12A); 7pm. UK, 2012. Directed by Sally Potter. Starring: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Annette Bening. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: Coal Exchange, 21, South Street. Lynch Pin. (01243) 375866.

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix. Featuring Letters To Daisy.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Stackridge. Acoustic/Pop. Admission £16.31. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Naked Beats. Live poetry plus music fusion. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Nine Black Alps. Plus special guests: Kill Kasper; Factory Dolls; and Is Bliss. Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Frisky and Mannish: Extra Curricular Activities. With their bestest bits and some brand new stuff. Admission £14, concs. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 1pm, 6.30pm. Cinderella. Pantomime starring Anne Charleston. Admission £11-£17, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 10.30am, 2.30pm. 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. 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. 2pm, 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.

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Theatre, Fraser Road. 7pm. Dance Africa Showcase. A fund-raising dance showcase to raise money for Most Wanted crew members to work on an arts festival for street children in Zambia. Admission £6.50. 07811 117 029.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 10.15am, 1.15pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PARK GATE: Talisman, 3, Bridge Road (SO31 7GD). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Ed. 07801 278 602, solentsocialising.org.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Old Portsmouth Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. 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: meet Bransbury Park Community Centre, Eastney Road. 10.30am. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, Copnor, 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore Walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond/longer walk to Milton foreshore. 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.

SOUTHSEA: meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am. Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront Walk. Through the Rose Garden and Rock Garden. 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.

THURSDAY, DEC 20

CAROL SERVICES

COSHAM: Church of St Peter and St Paul, Medina Road. 1.30pm. Medina School Carol Service.

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Milk Multi-Centre Student Night. Admission free before 8pm. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Midday. Organ Recital. Christmas Concert with David Price (organist and master of the choristers at Portsmouth Cathedral) and choir. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Nutcracker. Programme: Humperdinck Hansel & Gretel; Wiseman Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant; Tchaikovksy Sleeping Beauty; Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker. Admission £14-£24. Free pre-concert talk, 6.40pm. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Royal Marine School of Music Concert. A concert held by the Royal Marine School of Music at the church. The fourth of their 2012-13 season of concerts at St Mary’s.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Cams Hill School Dance Studio, Shearwater Avenue (PO16 8AH). 7.30pm-8.20pm. Zumba Class. Classes are £4, pay as you go, no need to book. 07594 835 042, carolinetimlett.zumba.com.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. The Riddle of Age Exhibition Celebration and Auction: an exhibition by Pete Levy, Rob Storey and Arturo Casciaro. To be a contemporary artist all you need is to be critically engaged and be alive. We are not celebrating that we are old artists, we are just artists who happen to be getting old. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

FILMS

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.

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.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Chris Ricketts. Folk. Admission £9. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7.30pm-late. Play at The RMA Christmas Party: Christmas Songs and Singalongs. Special guests: Toy Town. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Filthy Pig Christmas Party. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 10am, 1pm. Cinderella. Pantomime starring Anne Charleston. Admission £11-£17, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 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. 11am, 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. 10.15am, 1.15pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Scott Road car park (off Military Road by The News Centre). 10.30am. Hilsea Lines Walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ with its abundance of wildlife. 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: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 7.30pm. Laurel & Hardy – A Brief History and Two Short Films. Illustrated talk by Vernon Bye, publicity officer, Portsmouth Museums and Records Society, organised by Portsmouth Museums and Records Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: £2. (023) 9282 8068.

SOUTHSEA: meet Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, King Street. 10.30am. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

FRIDAY, DEC 21

CAROL SERVICES

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.

CLUBBING

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.

COMEDY

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.

DANCING

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.

EVENTS

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.

EXHIBITIONS

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.

FILMS

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.

GIGS

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.

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.

STAGE

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.