What’s on for Saturday December 21 and Sunday December 22, 2013

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

CHURCH SERVICES

CATHERINGTON: All Saints Church, 330, Catherington Lane. 10am. Christmas Remembrance Service for the Bereaved.

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road, Hilsea. 8pm-1am. Blue Lagoon Soul Club. Featuring DJs Steve Lyons and Keith Barnes, plus special guest DJs Nige Brown and Derek Mead. Admission £5. 07780 862 774.

PORTSMOUTH: Front Bar, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Dr Frankienstien. Playing 60s, 70s. (023) 9229 6352.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Georgie Loves. Admission £2. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 9pm. Mr B the Gentleman Rhymer. Admission: £5. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERT

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. Haslemere’s Christmas Cracker. Carol Concert for massed choir and audience. The evening will consist of a programme of seasonal music and comic verse with interval mulled wine and minced pies. (01428) 642161 for further details.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 7.30pm. A Choristers’ Christmas Concert. Featuring The Cathedral Choir and Cantate (Cathedral Youth Choir) with Anna Wynne (harp), Beckett Brass, Oliver Hancock (organ). Directed by David Price. Entrance £10-£7, concs.

EVENTS

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church, Hawthorn Crescent. 2pm-5pm. Christmas Tree Festival. Entertainment from 3pm including the Pitchpipers Choir. (023) 9266 2786.

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-2pm. Farmers’ Market. Sample before you buy from the people who actually produce, and taste the difference in quality whilst supporting your local farming and rural community. Also a carol concert by Holy Trinity Church.

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. 11am-midday. Christmas Story Time Special. Christmas will soon be here so please join us for festive stories and crafts. Suitable for under-10s accompanied by an adult. Admission free, but places will be limited. (023) 9252 3463.

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 where children will receive a good quality present. Christmastime at Hollycombe is a magical event and we operate only rides specially selected for the season. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.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: Portsmouth Progressive Spiritualist Church, 2, Vivash Road, Fratton (PO1 1PR). 7.30pm. Special Christmas Evening: Mediumship with Adi Townsend. Christmas carols and mince pies. Everyone welcome. Admission £3.50 members, £4 non-members.

WATERLOOVILLE: Pedestrian Precinct. Midday. Christmas Carol Concert. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Gravity (12A); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Starring: George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Slim Jim. Live rock and pop band.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8.30pm. Not the Rolling Stones. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Kassassin Street. Alternative rock. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Druids, Binsted Road, Buckland. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: Eastfield, 124, Prince Albert Road, Eastney. 8pm-11pm. Jeff Bell. 50s, 60s, country and popular music singer.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, 51, George Street. 8.30pm. Mitchell.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Jools Holland and His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. With special guest Melanie C. Admission £35. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 9pm. The Jaspers.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Veronique Devine and The Vixens present: Rock with the Foxes Christmas Special. An evening of delicious music and burlesque. Admission £5 in advance, £7 on door. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Wickid Grin. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Broken Links. Alternative, rock. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHBOURNE: The Travellers Joy, 325, Main Road (near Emsworth). 9pm. The Little Deep Band.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 78pm. Moosehead International Airport Christmas Ball. Featuring Buggsy and Rex Domino. Admission: £7. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. The Freestyle Funk Collective Christmas Party. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Doghouse. Rock/party band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue (PO4 0AW). 7.30pm. RU40. Support from DJ Rob Moore. Admission £5. (023) 9235 5245.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. The Stereotypes. (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.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 11am, 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. 10.30am, 2.30pm, 7pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 11am. The Snow Queen. Presented by the Magic Rose Theatre, suitable for ages four plus. Admission £10 adults, £8 children. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 2pm DT, 7pm 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. 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.

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.

WALKS & TALKS

MIDHURST: meet Midhurst North Street car park (GR SU887218). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.20am. (01730) 260410.

TOMORROW

CAROL SERVICES

CATHERINGTON: All Saints Church, 330, Catherington Lane. 6pm. Carol Service.

CLANFIELD: St James’ Church, 12, South Lane. 11am. Family Carols.

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church, Hawthorn Crescent. 4pm. Festival of Readings and Carols. Followed by mulled wine and mince pies. (023) 9266 2786, stphilipscosham.org.uk.

COWPLAIN: St Wilfrid’s Church, Padnell Road (PO8 8DZ). 6.30pm. Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

COWPLAIN: Westbrook Church, Westbrook Hall, Tempest Avenue (PO7 8NU). 10am, Family Carols. Mince pies and coffee afterwards. Children are invited to come dressed as shepherds, angels or wise men.

GOSPORT: St Mary the Virgin Church, 174, Rowner Lane, Rowner (PO13 9SU). 6.30pm. Nine Lessons and Carols. Followed by mulled wine.

FAREHAM: St Columba’s Church, Hillson Drive. 6.30pm. Festival of Lessons and Carols.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street (PO9 1EH). 6pm. Carol Service and Readings. Everyone welcome.

HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, South Hayling. 6.30pm. Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.

LANGRISH: St John the Evangelist Church, Winchester Road (GU32 1RQ). 6pm. Carol Service.

PORTCHESTER: St Mary’s Parish Church, Portchester Castle. 6pm. Candlelit Carol Service.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 7pm. Carol Service I.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor (PO3 6DE). 6.30pm. Carol Service.

PORTSMOUTH: St Francis Church, Northern Parade, Hilsea. 4pm. Carol Service.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mark’s Church, Derby Road, North End (PO2 8HR). 6.30pm. Carol Service. With the Portsmouth North Rotary Club.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Midday. Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. A traditional telling of the Christmas story through readings, carols sun by the congregation and choir. The service will be followed by sherry and mince pies.

PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church, Battenburg Avenue, Copnor (PO2 0SN). 4.30pm. Carol Service.

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Church, Somers Road (PO5 1EE). 4pm. Carol Service. With special guests the Cantrelle Singers. Refreshments will be served from 3pm.

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

STUBBINGTON: St Edmund’s (Crofton Old Church), Lychgate Green (PO14 2HA). 4pm. Nine Lessons and Carols.

WARSASH: St Mary’s Church, Hook-with-Warsash, Church Road (SO31 9GF). 6.30pm. Carol Service of Nine Lessons and Carols.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, Hambledon Road. 6pm. Christmas Carol Service. Followed by punch and mince pies. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

WIDLEY: Christ Church, London Road. 10.30am, Christingle Service. 7pm, Carols by Candlelight.

CHURCH SERVICES

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Church, Somers Road (PO5 1EE). 10.15am. Nativity Service.

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

WARSASH: St Mary’s Church, Hook-with-Warsash, Church Road (SO31 9GF). 8am, BCP Holy Communion. 10am, Carol Praise and Nativity by Sunday School.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, Hambledon Road. 8am, Said Eucharist. 10am, Eucharist and Children’s Nativity. Children and families welcome. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. A Christmas Celebration. Concert featuring Achoired Taste, The Art of Dance and Fitness Adult Choir and the Royal Marines Association Concert Band. Admission £10, concs. 08448 472 362, 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

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church, Hawthorn Crescent. 2pm-6pm. Christmas Tree Festival. (023) 9266 2786.

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

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 where children will receive a good quality present. Christmastime at Hollycombe is a magical event and we operate only rides specially selected for the season. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Arthur Christmas (U); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Sarah Smith. Starring: Jim Broadbent, James McAvoy and Bill Nighy. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen, 160, Whitworth Road (PO12 3NW). 4pm. The Aim. (023) 9258 0626.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11pm. The Marvels. Rockability/rhythm n blues. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Gun Room, RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8pm. Tongues and Grooves Christmas Special with the wonderful Project Adorno plus Maggie Sawkins and all the usual suspects. Plus festive open mic. Admission £3/£4. tongues-and-grooves.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Southsea Alternative Choir Fundraising Night. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Phoenix, Torrington Road. 6pm. Splitscreen Radio. Ska, funk, reggae, etc.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Angelic Upstarts. Punk, rock, alternative. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Chris T-T. Plus special guests The Retrospective Soundtrack Players and Christopher George Whitear. Admission: £6. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Frank and Dean’s Christmas Party. All the Rat Pack’s classics at Christmas. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 2pm. Snagg and Diggs. Rock duo. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue (PO4 0AW). 3pm-late. The Vinyls. Support from DJ Rob Moore. Admission £1. (023) 9235 5245.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. The Scary Biscuits. (01329) 832123.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 4pm. 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.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 11.30am, 2.30pm. Scrooge (A Christmas Carol). Presented by Image Musical Theatre. Admission £7, concs. (01329) 223100.

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. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 3pm. Sleeping Beauty. Bolshoi Ballet from Moscow. (01428) 642161 for further details.

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.

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.