What’s on for Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7, 2014

Graeme Clark of Wet Wet Wet

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What’s on around the area this weekend

SATURDAY

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Church of the Resurrection, Drayton. 10am -midday. Advent Coffee Morning and Mini Fayre. Various stalls, cakes to eat in or take away. Proceeds to the Diocese of Ho.

PORTSMOUTH: U.R.C. Halls, Mengham, Hayling Island. 9.30am. Coffee Morning. The Rowans Hospice Hayling Island Support Group. For more information contact (023) 9225 0001.

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 8pm. The Havant Comedy Club. Fundraising evening of Christmas Comedy hosted by the Guide Award winning Joe Wells. Contains adult humour. Tickets: £20 in advance.

CONCERTS

FRATTON: Connaught Arms, Guildford Road. 8pm. Stuart Madgwick. Singing one time only, the hits of Elvis, Neil Diamond and lots more. Call Jayne on 07584 638 886 for more information.

LOCKS HEATH: St John’s Church. 3pm. Christmas Concert. Performed by Meon Voices. Includes medley of songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber, carols composed by John Rutter and Malcom Archer. Admission Free.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church. 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Contact 07886 467 453.

SOUTHSEA: St Jude’s Church, Kent Road. 7.30. Christmas concert. Charity concert performed by HMS Collingwood Volunteer Band and Contando community Choir. Ticket cost covers refreshments. Proceeds to Churches Homeless Action and the Vicar of Baghdad’s Iraq appeal.

Tickets £10/£18. For tickets call (023) 9242 1463.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, PO7 7EH. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Baroque Choir-Christmas Concert. Malcolm Keeler directs a concert of seasonal music from Renaissance to modern, including audience participation carols, mulled wine and mince pies. Tickets: £10, concessions available. Contact 01329 238068.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, PO3 5XT. 8pm-11pm. ALN Ballroom Dance. Admission £4. No bar, BYO. 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: The Drayton Centre, 238, Havant Road, Drayton, PO6 1PA. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Christmas Dance and American Supper. Fundraiser for the centre. Admission £8. (023) 9237 7630 or (023) 9236 2926.

EVENTS

BORDON: The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre. 10am-2pm. Watercolours. Learn how to create watercolour paintings with Kathy Green who will guide you through the techniques needed to paint your own artwork. Suitable for beginners and those who want to ‘brush up’ on their skills. Admission £20, concessions £15.

COPNOR: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, 11am-5pm. Christmas Tree Festival. 24 trees decorated by local groups to view. Musical entertainment, craft activities for families and refreshments. Father Christmas will be there from 2pm to 4pm. Admission: £2 adults, accompanying children go free. Visit stcuthbertwithstaidan.org.uk

FAREHAM: West Street, 9am. Farmers’ Market and Christmas Craft Fair.

Up to 40 vendors will be selling seasonal wares until 2pm, including freshly picked organic fruit and vegetables to free range eggs, fish from local waters, rare breed meats, home-baked bread and cakes and preserves. Craft and gifts will be on sale until 3pm. Accompanied by live music performed by Irish group Shenanigans.

FAREHAM: Fareham Methodist Church, Kings Road. 10am-4pm, carols at 3.30pm. Christmas Tree Festival. Admission £2 for adults, free for children. Includes drink and mince pie.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 1pm-3pm. Braided Jewellery with Elizabeth Ashdown. Textile artist and Craft Emergency 2014 exhibitor, Elizabeth Ashdown, will work with you to create your own braided jewellery. Admission £25. Visit aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 1.30pm-4.30pm. Christmas Wreath Workshop. Work alongside florists to learn new techniques and skills whilst creating a beautiful wreath from a range of materials that is ideal for your home or to give as a gift. Admission £22 including all materials and refreshments. Booking essential. Contact (023) 9272 7595 or email community@nmrn.org.uk for further information.

PORTSMOUTH: Port Solent, PO6 4TP. 10am-6pm. Waterside Christmas Market. 60 festive stalls offering an array of gift ideas, complete with entertainers, a brass band, mulled wine, mince pies and Father Christmas. For more information visit portsolent.com

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10.15am-11.30am. Top Banana Workshop Days. Circus Skills including diablo and juggling. Single session £6.25, Five sessions £28.75. Call 07944 286278 or email topbananacircus@gmail.com

PORTSMOUTH: The Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-late. Georgie Loves Acid House Music Christmas Party. Three room event with special guests Fabric Legend Affie Yasuf & Sterns Legend Steve Whyte aka Chalk E White. Over 18s only. Admission £5. Call 07505 953063 for more information.

WATERLOOVILLE: Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Peter Apostle Church, London Road. 9.30am-12pm. Christmas Fair.Stalls, free parking, Father Christmas, a grand draw, refreshments and children’s painting competition.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Belinda and David Johnson.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm Mon to Sat. The Artists Rifles. Exhibition showcasing the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Free admission, closed Suns and Bank Holidays. For more information visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery

PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An Artist at Sea Onboard HMS Argyll and Tireless. A body of work by Jules George depicting the experiences of HMS Argyll and the submarine HMS Tireless on active deployment. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9272 7582.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-5pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Craft Emergency 2014. Craft Emergency winner, Malene Hartmann Rassmussen, will be displaying her work alongside 12 other artists from across the globe. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Seven Ages Of Woman, Photography Exhibition By UoP Graduate Tyran Hawthorn. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.

GIGS

FAREHAM:Hill Park M.W.M. Club, Highlands Road. 8pm. Back to Back. An evening of live music. Free admission. Call 02084 012310 for more information or visit hpmwmc.co.uk for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, New Road. 8.30pm-late. Kenny Mayes 50s+60s. All welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: Mr Pickwick, Milton Road, Milton. 8.45pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

PURBROOK: The Woodman. 9pm-11.15pm. Rustyn George Band. E-mail rustyn.george@hotmail.co.uk

ROGATE: Village Hall, North Street. 7pm doors for 8pm. Christmas Party, featuring First Chapter. Presented by Oakgate Country Music Club. (01730) 892498.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8-late. Non Stop 70s-80s Rock. Contact (023) 9282 0896 for more information.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune. In a New York apartment Johnny is trying to persuade his colleague that they have something special. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30 and 7.30pm. An Ideal Husband. A comedic play by Oscar Wilde about blackmail and political corruption starring Patricia Routledge. Tickets: £8.50-£42. Call 01243 781 312 or visit cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Murders on the Orient Express are Announced - a murder-mystery dinner by Nick Scovell. Admission: £34 with a three-course dinner. fernehamhall.co.uk, 01329 231 942.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 2.30pm. Sleeping Beauty. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman and performed by Bench Theatre Company. For more information call (023) 9247 2700.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road. 7.30pm. And This Was Odd. Comedy by Kenneth Horne, performed by Horndean Amatuer Theatrical Society. Call (023) 9278 5800

HORNDEAN: Blendworth Church Centre, Blendworth Lane, Waterlooville, PO8 0AA. 7.30pm. Deep and Crisp and Even. Musical, performed by Dowland Singers, traditional concert celebrating Christmas plus other musical favourites. Contact 07738 240467.

PORTSMOUTH: Fisher Hall, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, PO2 8ER. 2.30pm. Little Panto on the Prairie. The Admirals’ Players present this pantomime based on the book by Joe Allan. Call 07906 887709 for tickets and more information.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Church of St John the Baptist, Redhill Road, PO9 6DF. 2.30pm. The Vicar of Dibley - The Second Coming. Performed by Denmead Operatic Society. For tickets and more details call (023) 9283 8683.

SWANMORE: Village Hall, New Road. 7.30pm, Matinee 2.00pm. Alice in Wonderland. Christmas show by Martin Letss, performed by Swanmore Amatuer Dramatic Society. Call 01489 894955.

WALKS AND TALKS

FARNHAM: Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak. 10am-11.30am. Guided Nordic walks. Weekly walks for adults with prior experience led by trained volunteers. £4 admission. Contact 01420 23666 to book or visit forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt for more information.

SUNDAY

CONCERT

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, Penryhn Avenue. 3pm. Charity concert. Performed by Portsmouth Philharmonia Orchestra, including overture Price Igor, Flute Concerto Dopller and Schubert’s symphony no.4. Tickets £5 on the door. For more information call (023) 9264 0836.

PORTSMOUTH: The Royal Marines Museum. 6.30pm-10pm. Christmas Galas Concert. Portsmouth University Symphony Orchestra and choir perform a programme of traditional carols, favourite light classics and festive music. Tickets £10, £8 for children under 18 and £5 for students. Call (023) 9281 9385 to book.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.00pm. Jazz. Gregory Porter. Tickets £27.50 ­-£33.

For more information contact 08448 472362.

DANCING

FAREHAM: Wallington village Hall, Broadcut, PO16 8ST. 7.30pm. DISCO. Urban Line Dance. Annual Bah Humbug. Last disco before Christmas, optional black and white theme. Admission £6 on the door. Call 01329 315641 or visit urbanlinedance.co.uk

FRATTON: Connaught Arms, Guildford Road. 4pm.Disco. Call Jayne on 07584 638886 for more information.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 50-50 dance. Admission £4.50.

EVENTS

COPNOR: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road. 1pm-5pm. Christmas Tree Festival. 24 trees decorated by local groups to view. Musical entertainment, craft activities for families and refreshments. Father Christmas will be there from 2pm to 4pm. Admission: £2 adults, accompanying children go free. Visit stcuthbertwithstaidan.org.uk

EASTNEY: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park, PO4 9SU. 11am-3pm. Eastney Community Centre Christmas Fair. Traditional Christmas fair with Santa’s Winter Wonderland Grotto, home-made Christmas cakes, jewellery, hand-made crafts, bric-a-brac, tombola, children’s games, raffle and face painting. Seasonal refreshments in the Centre Cafe, Cafe In The Park and carol singing.

Call 02392 864306, email eastneycc@googlemail.com or visit eastneycommunitycentre.com

PORTSMOUTH: Port Solent, PO6 4TP. 10am-4pm. Waterside Christmas Market. 60 festive stalls offering an array of gift ideas, complete with entertainers, a brass band, mulled wine, mince pies and Father Christmas. For more information visit portsolent.com

SWANWICK: Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Swanwick Lane, SO31 7HB. 11am-4pm. Father Christmas Special. Come along to the museum to see Father Christmas in his workshop. Includes entrance to the museum, activities and refreshments, booking essential. Admission £6, £5 concessions and £15 for a family ticket. Visit bursledonbrickworks.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-5pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Craft Emergency 2014. Craft Emergency winner, Malene Hartmann Rassmussen, will be displaying her work alongside 12 other artists from across the globe. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An Artist at Sea Onboard HMS Argyll and Tireless. A body of work by Jules George depicting the experiences of HMS Argyll and the submarine HMS Tireless on active deployment. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9272 7582.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

NORTH END: Thatchers Bar. 6pm. Glitterbugz. Email rustyn.george@hotmail.co.uk

SOUTHSEA: The Wedgewood Rooms, 147b Albert Road, PO4 0JW. 7pm.

Urban Vocal Group Live. Local Young Musicians Showcase Concert with live band. Tickets £8 in advance. Visit wedgewood-rooms.co.uk

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30 and 7.30pm. An Ideal Husband. A comedic play by Oscar Wilde about blackmail and political corruption starring Patricia Routledge. Tickets: £8.50-£42. Call 01243 781 312 or visit cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 2.30pm. Sleeping Beauty. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman and performed by Bench Theatre Company. For more information call (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: Fisher Hall, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, PO2 8ER. 2.30pm. Little Panto on the Prairie. The Admirals’ Players present this pantomime based on the book by Joe Allan. Call 07906 887709 for more information and tickets.