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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 7

CAROL SERVICES

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 7pm. The Rowans Hospice Carol Service and Fair. Admission £5 on door, in advance or on door. After the service we will draw our Christmas Grand Draw and enjoying the Festive Fair.

CLUBBING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 8pm-1am. Gosport Soul Club. Large dance floor (talc allowed). Admission £5 on door.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Madfams. Scott Atrill. A night of hard dance/hard house. Admission £5 on door. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2pm. Gland Rock Afterparty. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 10pm-2.30pm. Funkt*If*Ino Christmas Disco. Funkt*If*I*No All-Star DJs, plus Hand Solo on live percussion. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church, Green Road, Alverstoke. 6.45pm. Come and Sing Choruses from Handel’s Messiah. Admission free, retiring collection.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. Haslemere Musical Society 90th Anniversary Concert. Performing Beethoven’s Symphony No 3 (Eroica). (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: All Saints Church, Commercial Road (PO1 4BT). 7.30pm. Portsmouth Baroque Choir in concert. Performing a programme of Christmas music including works by Vivaldi and Vaughan Williams, seasonal carols, mulled wine and mince pies. Admission £1-£10. (01329) 238068.

PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church, Battenburg Avenue, Copnor (PO2 0SN). 7pm. Christmas Music Concert. Performed by the Solent Male Voice Choir together with a guest group of handbell ringers. Admission £7 on door (inc mulled wine and mince pies. (023) 9237 4518.

SOUTHSEA: St Jude’s Church, Kent Road (PO5 3EL). 7.30pm. Charity Concert for Action for the Homeless/The Rainbow Centre. Performed by HMS Collingwood Volunteer Band, supported by Portsmouth Military Wives. The Rainbow Centre supports children with cerebral palsy and adults with a stroke, MS and Parkinson’s disease.

DANCING

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 7.30pm-11pm. Regency Dance. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice with this fabulous festive treat. Admission £50, concs. Includes a Regency supper, with a warm glass of Negus upon arrival. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

EVENTS

ALTON: High Street. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 10.30am-3.30pm. Clanfield Crafts. Featuring a variety of crafts, including macramé, knitting and crochet, silversmith jewellery, textiles, soaps and candles, fused glass, photography, etc. 07954 584 090.

EMSWORTH: Community Centre, Church Path. 10am-1pm. Emsworth Crafts 2013. A dozen or so local crafts people display their goods in the community centre. Goods include textiles, glass, jewellery, pottery, cards, wickerwork, etc.

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 enjoy music from vocal duo Sulfiato followed by carols from the Warsash Band.

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-1pm. Composting for Beginners Workshop. Admission £10. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church, Green Road, Alverstoke. 11am-6.30pm. Christmas Tree Festival. Admission £3, concs.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street. 10am-midday. Christmas Coffee Morning. Cakes, books, toys, jewellery and much more. Everybody welcome.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10am-3pm. Saturday Adult Rock School (18+). Tutor Neil Elliott. Admission £30, concs. 7pm. A Christmas Fundraising Quiz. With Soop Theatre. Admission £60 per team (maximum six participants), including platter of tasty nibbles. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

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. 10am-midday. Advent Fair. Many festive stalls, including toys, tombola, CDs, Christmas gifts, books, cakes and pastries, etc. Admission 50p.

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.

LOCKS HEATH: St Jophn’s Church, 7, Church Road (S031 6LW). 10am-6pm. Crib Festival.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Technology Department, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 10am-4pm. Solent Guild of Woodcarvers and Sculptors Carve-in. All welcome. (023) 9259 9153 for further information.

PETERSFIELD: Festival Hall, Heath Road. 9.30am-3pm. Giant Christmas Charity Market. More than 70 stalls including bric-a-brac, jewellery, craft, toys, cakes, books, collectables and gifts. Refreshments and lunches. Raising funds for the Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal. Admission free.

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: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10.30am-12.30pm, 2pm-4pm. Death on the Nile. Join Guja Bandini from the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology as she explains why the ancient Egyptians practised mummification and demonstrates the process by mummifying a fish. Admission: child £3, accompanying adults free. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-2pm. Craft Fair. Teas and coffees available. (023) 9275 1441.

PORTSMOUTH: Port Solent. 10am-6pm. Festival of Christmas. Over 60 market stalls with a range of goods and gifts. Plus entertainment from the Top Bananas Stilt Walking Band, Stuart Clark the comedy reindeer-riding elf, etc.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor (PO3 6DE). 11am-5.30pm. Christmas Tree Festival. More than 20 trees will be on display. There will be live music from a range of local groups, including the Pompey Pluckers, schoolchildren and the church choir. Refreshments available. Admission £1.50 (under-16s admitted free). stcuthbertwithstaidan.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton. 11am-6.30pm. Christmas Tree Festival. All the trees have been donated and decorated by local groups and organisations. Admission by donation.

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church Centre, Gosport Road (PO14 2AS). 10am-12.30pm. Joy to the World. A joyful Christmassy, fun-filled morning for children aged five to 11. Juggling, face painting, craft, fun and games, the Christmas story, prizes and more. Admission is free.

WATERLOOVILLE: Church of the Sacred Heart & St Peter the Apostle, London Road. 2pm-4.45pm. Christmas Fair. Gift stalls and light refreshments. Children’s activities, including arts and craft, face painting, etc. Santa will be in his grotto, along with his elves to greet the children.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 10am. Christmas Bazaar. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

WHITELEY: Whiteley Community Centre, Gull Coppice. 2pm. Christmas Indoor Sale. Great gifts, health and beauty, plus a nearly new sale. Admission free. thelocaleventcompany.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Drftwood Studio/Gallery, 2a, North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. 10pm-5pm. Christmas Exhibition. Paintings, prints and driftwood creations by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter. colinmbaxter.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

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

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Rock A Toons. Plus D Zodiac. Admission: members £4, guests £7.

HAVANT: The Westleigh Martin Road. 8.30pm. Velvet Imagination.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, 51, George Street. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. DJ Wacky.

ROGATE: Village Hall, North Street. 7pm doors for 8pm. Gala Club Night with First Chapter. Presented by Oakgate CMC. (01730) 892498.

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

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. DEAD EP Launch. Hardcore, metalcore. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. The Soul Suspects. Christmas Special. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Stone Free. 70s rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. The Sensational Jonny Dep. (01329) 832123.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 6pm. Alice in Wonderland. Follow Proteus, with their trademark fusion of music, physical theatre, circus and puppetry, down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. Admission £11, concs. (01420) 472 664.

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: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 2pm, 7.30pm. Peter Pan the Panto. A pantomime performed by the Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. There will be a collection for the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Charity RNRMC. 07502 037 922.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 11am, 2.30pm, 7pm. George’s Marvellous Medicine. Roald Dahl’s masterpiece is presented by HumDrum. Admission £9, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Memories. Variety show with the Centre Players plus special guests. Admission £2.50. (023) 9269 2914.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 4pm, 8pm. Thriller Live. Featuring the songs of Michael and the Jackson Five. Admission: £16-£29.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

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.

WALKS & TALKS

BORDON/FARNHAM ROAD: meet Abbots Wood Enclosure (just south of Alice Holt Forest off the B325 (GR SU811411). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 264693.

SUNDAY, DEC 8

CAROL SERVICES

HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, South Hayling. 5pm, Christingle Service.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 3pm, RNLI Carol Service.

PORTCHESTER: St Mary’s Parish Church, Portchester Castle. 4pm. Christingle Service.

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

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, 287 Milton Road, Milton. 6pm. Service of Readings and Music for Christmas. With the Chapel Choir of St John’s College, Southsea. Retiring collection. (023) 9273 2786.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 6.30pm, The News Carol Service. Join local schoolchildren and their families in celebrating the Christmas Story at a Christingle Service held with the support of The News.

CHURCH SERVICES

WIDLEY: Christ Church, London Road. 10.30am. Toy Service.

CONCERTS

EMSWORTH: St James’ Church, 19, Church Path. 7pm. Emsworth Concert Band Christmas Concert. Admission £5, in advance or on door. (023) 9248 3275.

HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church, West Street. 7.30pm. University of Chichester Chamber Orchestra in concert. A wide selection of festive classical music, including the Christmas section from Handel’s Messiah. Admission £5 adults, children under 16 free. All proceeds to the Philippines Disaster Fund. (023) 9248 4520, rchavant.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Rusty Musicians. Have you ever dreamt of performing with a professional orchestra? Maybe you played a musical instrument in the past but not had the opportunity to play for many years? Then now is the time to dust off your instrument and revive your talent! Admission freez. (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

COWPLAIN: Cowplain Activity Centre, Padnell Road. 11am. Christmas Indoor Sale. Great gifts, health and beauty, plus a nearly new sale. Admission free. thelocaleventcompany.co.uk.

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.

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church, Green Road, Alverstoke. 11am-6.30pm. Christmas Tree Festival. Admission £3, concs.

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.

LOCKS HEATH: St Jophn’s Church, 7, Church Road (S031 6LW). 11am-6pm. Crib Festival.

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: Port Solent. 10am-4pm. Festival of Christmas. Over 60 market stalls with a range of goods and gifts. Plus entertainment from the The Highbury Area Band, Nikki the balloon-modelling elf, etc.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor (PO3 6DE). 2pm-5pm. Christmas Tree Festival. More than 20 trees will be on display. There will be live music from a range of local groups, including the Pompey Pluckers, schoolchildren and the church choir. Refreshments available. Admission £1.50 (under-16s admitted free). stcuthbertwithstaidan.org.uk.

WINCHESTER: Middlebrook Street and car park. 9am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. Midday-3.30pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Drftwood Studio/Gallery, 2a, North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. 11pm-4pm. Christmas Exhibition. Paintings, prints and driftwood creations by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter. colinmbaxter.co.uk.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 11am-4pm. Crafts in the Tower. An exhibition by artists and makers from the local area showcasing jewellery, ceramics, fine art, glass work, textiles, photography and wood turning. craftsinthetower.com.

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

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (PG); 2.30pm. USA, 2004. Directed by Brad Silberling. Starring: Jude Law, Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road, Hilsea. Midday doors for 12.30pm-3.30pm. Dave Pearson’s Big Band Orchestra. (023) 9266 2440.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. The Tiddley Kings with special guests Eddie and The Earwigs. Tribute bands. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-11.30pm. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9229 6352.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, 183, New Road. 5.30pm. Mojo Dollar playing 60s mod, pop, rock and soul.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road (off Clarence Parade). 2pm-4pm. The Jellyrollers with an afternoon of relaxing music. 8.15pm. The Milton James Four. Trad jazz. (023) 9275 2488.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge Albert Road. Midday-3.30pm. Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School presents Gender-Palooza! Life drawing meets cabaret. Admission £8. 7.30. DSTM Christmas Show. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. Grizzly and The Grasshoppers. (023) 9229 5195.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 2pm. Peter Pan the Panto. A pantomime performed by the Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. There will be a collection for the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Charity RNRMC. 07502 037 922.

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.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton Foreshore Walk. A brisk walk over uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. 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.

MONDAY, DEC 9

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: The Assembly Room, North Street. 7.30pm. An Evneing with Verdi. Featuring: Jacquelyn Fugelle (soprano) and Terence Allbright (piano). Sponsored by Friends of Ravenna. Admission £9.50 (inc wine and refreshments). Enquiries (01243) 779664.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street. 7.30pm-10pm. M&M’s Modern Sequence Dance Club. All welcome to this modern sequence club. Admission £2.50. (023) 9271 0060.

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

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am-12.45pm. North End Spiritual Healing Clinic. Donation gratefully received. (023) 9269 3169 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Landport Community Centre, Charles Street (PO1 1JD). 12.30pm-2.30pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week. (023) 9283 1259.

WATERLOOVILLE: Berewood, Maurepas Way. 4.30pm-6.30pm. Christmas Celebrations. Featuring carols from the local community choir, mulled wine and mince pies, plus activities for the little ones.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. St Agnes Fountain. Admission £18.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. 8pm-11pm. Forest Folk Christmas Ceilidh. Featuring: Threepenny Bit. All welcome. Admission: £12. (023) 9226 4288 info@forestfolk.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Executive Suite, Inn Lodge, Burrfields Road (PO3 5HH). 8pm. Portsmouth Jazz Society. Featuring The Dave Newton Quintet. Admission £15, concs. (023) 9225 5806, 9229 8161, portsmouthjazz.com.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. The Leisure Society. Experimental, folk, indie, pop, alternative. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. South Downs Music. An evening of old skool classics. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 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.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

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

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street. 7.30pm. Gardening and Wildlife. Illustrated talk by John Stokes of the Tree Council, organised by the Fareham Group, Hampshire & IW Wildlife Trust. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2. (01329) 287653.

HAVANT: Langstone Conservative Club, Emsworth Road. 10.30am. Neals Yard Products. Talk, organised by the Havant Complementary Health Group. All welcome. Admission: £3. (023) 9307 9413.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm. General Meeting. A couple of Dickensian characters will entertain everyone with tales of yesteryear, organised by the Petersfield University of the Third Age. Admission £2 for visitors. petersfieldu3a.org.uk.

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 10

CAROLS

PORTSMOUTH: HMS Victory,HM Naval Base. 6pm, The Cathedral Choir sing Carols.

CONCERTS

COSHAM: The Link, Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Cosham Keyboard and Music Club Christmas Concert. Featuring professional player Ian Griffin from Wales playing lovely music for us. We shall be having mince pies and a raffle. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £5. (023) 9237 6313.

DANCING

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

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Lecture Room 2.07, Park Building, University of Portsmouth, King Henry I Street (PO1 2DZ). 7pm. The South Seas Bubble. Talk by Dr Helen Paul of Southampton University. Organised by the Historical Association, Portsmouth Branch. All welcome. Admission £1. (023) 9235 7463, history.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital.10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

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: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Lounge @ The RMA. Acoustic showcase night. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Civil Eyes. Acoustic. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Hometown Show and Friends Christmas Hoedown. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

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.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 1.30pm, 7pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, High Street. 8pm. Doubt. A play by John Patrick Shanley, presented by CCADS. 07834 367 659 for tickets.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

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

WALKS & TALKS

BISHOP’S WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street. 8pm. Members’ Slides. Organised by the Meon Valley Locomotive Society. The December meeting is the month where traditionally our own members show a selection of their photographs. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9269 8976.

PORTSMOUTH: John Pounds Centre, Queen Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. Christmas Entertainment (which will include a short version of A Christmas Carol) ... at the monthly meeting of the Dickens Fellowship, Birthplace Branch. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1. (023) 9266 4205.

PORTSMOUTH: Lecture Room 2.07, Park Building, King Henry I Street, Univsity of Portsmouth (PO1 2DZ). 7pm. The South Sea Bubble. A talk by Dr Helen Paul of Southampton University, organised by the Portsmouth Branch of the Historical Association. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1. history.org.uk.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: University of Portsmouth’s Portland Building, St James Street (PO1 3AH). 6.30pm for 7pm. Ocean Liner Art 1800-1950. Ships That Shapes Our Lives. Talk by the James Taylor, organised by the Portsea Island Decorative and Fine Art Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9242 3976, portsmouthnadfas.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, DEC 11

CHURCH SERVICES

WATERLOOVILLE: St Georege’s Church, Hambledon Road. 7.30pm, Light up a Life Service for Naomi House Children’s Hospice.

DANCING

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

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Suitable for both new and experienced dancers . Partner not necessary. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 1pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £4. (023) 9273 1281.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7.45pm-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club with local organist Larry Green. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9271 0060.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Local and Naval Studies Centre, High Street. 10am-12.30pm. Naval History Drop-in Clinic. Having difficulties finding a naval ancestor or information about the ships they served on? Come along and meet our expert for free help and advice. (023) 9252 3463.

LISS: Triangle Centre, Mill Road. 6pm-8pm. Liss Village Christmas Fayre. Warm up inside! Mulled wine and mince pies, craft stalls, Christmas raffle, children’s fun fair. (01730) 301000.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsea Adventure Playground, Aylward Street, Portsea. 1pm-2.30pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week. (023) 9283 1259.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

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

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Zero Dark Thirty (15); 1.45pm. Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow. Starring: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring Telephone Road.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-midnight. Open Mic Club. Friendly atmosphere. Musicians of all levels welcome. Full turbo sound system. (023) 9229 6352.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 10.30am, 2pm. 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.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 1.30pm, 7pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7pm. George’s Marvellous Medicine. Roald Dahl’s masterpiece is presented by HumDrum. Admission £9, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, High Street. 8pm. Doubt. A play by John Patrick Shanley, presented by CCADS. 07834 367 659 for tickets.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

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

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 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

GOSPORT: The Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke. 7.15pm start. Members’ Evening and Christmas Social. Organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society Gosport Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-familyhistory.com/groups/gosport.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road. 1.45pm for 2pm. Haslemere Flower Club Annual General Meeting. Exhibit: Christmas Cones. Visitors and new members welcome. nafas.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: meet Petersfield Town Station, 10.25am, to catch the 10.32am 67 bus to Pidham Bottom. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk for an eight-mile walk back to Petersfield. (01730) 260454.

PORTCHESTER: meet in the main Portchester Castle car park. 2pm. Portchester Castle. Suitable for beginners. New walkers to arrive 1.45pm to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Lecture Theatre 1, Richmond Building, University of Portsmouth, Portland Street. 7pm. Star Glitter – The Story of Gold. Talk by Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell OBE FRS, University of Oxford, organised by the Portsmouth and District Physical Society. Admission £1.50. (023) 9284 5396, port.ac.uk/physsoc.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection Hall, Brecon Avenue, Drayton. 7.45pm. Christmas Traditions. Illustrated talk by John Mordaunt, organised by the Friends of Portsdown Hill. All welcome. Admission £2 (inc refreshments). (023) 9232 5570.

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 12

COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Bob Slayer: Worldwide Idiot (or The Broken Table Benefit Gig). Admission £10, concs. (01420) 472 664.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road. 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Club-50 Disco. Golden oldies and disco classics. With Denis Kaye. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk.

HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Centre, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5BG) 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission: £3, inc tea/biscuits. (023) 9307 7596, 07950 730 274.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50 (inc refreshments). (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

COWPLAIN: St Wilfrid’s Church, Padnell Road (PO8 8DZ). 3.15pm-5.45pm. Messy Church. Christmas crafts, celebration and food. Children must bring an adult.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey, cards, jewellery, woodcraft, craft, cakes, and plants. Coffee and tea available. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

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: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 5pm. The Tenth Edge. Documentary photography exhibition. (023) 9286 3911.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Roman Holiday (U), 8pm; USA, 1953. Directed by: William Wyler. Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn and Eddie Albert. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Gloria (15); 7pm. Chile, 2013. Subtitles. Directed by Sebastian Lelio. Starring: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández and Diego Fontecilla. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Big Boy Bloater. Solo show. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8pm. Edith Piaf – A Celebration of a Legend. With Tina May and her musicians. Admission £10-£12. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Glen Malo, 7pm; Eloise Keating, 7.30pm; Aviv, 8pm; Jerry Williams, 8.30pm; Rouge, 9.30pm; The Silhouettes, 10.15pm; We Are Farmerlee, 10.45pm.Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 6.30pm. Desolated Video Shoot. Metal. (023) 8022 5612.

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

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 10.30am, 2pm. 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.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 1.30pm, 7pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.15pm. The Nutcracker. Live ballet from the Royal Ballet. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7pm. George’s Marvellous Medicine. Roald Dahl’s masterpiece is presented by HumDrum. Admission £9, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, High Street. 8pm. Doubt. A play by John Patrick Shanley, presented by CCADS. 07834 367 659 for tickets.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 7pm. Aladdin. Fun, fantasy and flying carpets in this family panto. Admission: £16, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane (PO14 2PP). 7.30pm. Aladdin. A pantomime presented by Crofton Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £8, concs. (01329) 661143.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

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

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 1.30pm, 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

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Get Together and American Supper. The evening will include some recreational activity. Organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut. 7.15pm-9.30pm. Tudor Times ... a light hearted look at life in Tudor times with Mary Kinoulty, plus an American supper, organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society Fareham Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-familyhistory.com/groups/fareham.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. Save the Children. Talk by Jennifer Dalmeny, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.

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.

FRIDAY, DEC 13

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm-2am. Wolf Cub Club Room Two. Skaboot Sale. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Wolf Cub Club. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

ROWLANDS CASTLE: St John’s Church, 120, Redhill Road. 7.30pm, Music for Christmas. Concert by Havant Light Opera. Admission £10 (inc glass of wine). (023) 9241 2425.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £3. (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6.15pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy, Seichen, also Metamorphic Technique. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Donation £5/£6.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10a,-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

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

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. White Christmas (U); 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Directed by: Michael Curtiz. Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. Admission £3-£4. (023) 9246 6363.

LIPHOOK: Millennium Centre, 2, Ontario Way (GU30 7LD). Hitchcock (12A); 8pm. Biopic directed by: Sacha Gervasi. Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson. (01428) 723889 for tickets.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Muscle Shoals (PG); 7pm. USA, 2013. Directed by Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier. Starring: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin and Keith Richards. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: Pallant Suite, South Pallant. 6.30pm doors for 7.45pm-10.15pm. Chichester Jazz Club. Featuring Gareth Williams and Dave Green. All welcome. Admission £11. (01243) 776001/380910, chichesterjazzclub.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Young’Uns. Admission £13.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Ralph’s Karaoke Night.

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7.30pm. Christmas Special starring Magpie Lane. Traditional English folk at its finest! Organised by Grayshott Folk Club. New members welcome. Admission £14. (01428) 607096, grayshottfolkclub.co.uk, grayshott.com/folk.

GOSPORT: Windsor Castle, 33, St Thomas’ Road. 9pm-11pm. Angie Haynes Blues Band.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm-11pm. Jazz Morley (band show). (01428) 642161 for further details.

LAVANT: Memorial Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Concert. Featuring Bob and Carol Gordon. Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

PORTSMOUTH: Connaught Arms, Guildford Road, Fratton. 8pm. The Racketeers.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 9pm. Snagg and Diggs. Rock covers band.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Nothing Yet (ex Running On Empty). All welcome.

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. Power of Three. Blues trio. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Smyths. Tribute band. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 10.30am. 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. 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, 7pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7pm. 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. 7pm. Aladdin. Fun, fantasy and flying carpets in this family panto. Admission: £16, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane (PO14 2PP). 7.30pm. 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. 7pm. Aladdin. TFT’s first panto. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 10.15am, 1.30pm. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Written and directed by James Barry with music by Simon Slater. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke (PO12 2ET). 7.30pm. Christmas, the Holly and the Ivy, an entertainment. Talk by Richard Hedley, followed by Hilary Percival’s quiz, organised by the Hampshire and IoW Wildlife Trust, Gosport Branch. All welcome. Admission £2.50, concs.

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.

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