What’s On for Saturday December 8, 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 8

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. DIY Punk Night. Live bands, the Bermondsey Joy Rider, Noise and Revolution, Night of Treason, The Flying Alexanders, The Exposed, plus DJ Vinnie Void. Admission £5. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437. Ticket only.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 9pm. Beats and Swing Volume Four. Featuring: Electric Swing Circus [Live]; Barry Ashworth [Dub Pistols DJ Set]; Joe Black [DJ Set]; Trix & Mayhem; Ted @ The Controls; Sam Hatty. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

WATERLOOVILLE: Community Centre, 10, Maurepas Way (PO7 7AY), (Asda car park). 7.30pm doors for 8pm. Waterlooville Christmas Party Comedy Show. Featuring: Peter Antoniou, Ash Frith and Danny Buckler. £10 in advance, £15 on door. (023) 9225 6823, wegottickets.com/event/190152.

CONCERTS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Haslemere Musical Society’s Winter Concert. 7.30pm. The orchestra will play Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony (No 6) and the choir will join the orchestra for a selection from Handel’s Messiah. Admission £8-£15, concs. (01428) 642161 for further details.

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

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 7.30pm. The Petersfield Chamber Choir Christmas Concert. In aid of the Rosemary Foundation. Admission free, retiring collection.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mark’s Church, Derby Road, North End. 7.30pm. Christmas Concert. Performed by St Mark’s Choir and Spinnaker Brass. Admission free, retiring collection.

PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton. 7.30pm. A Christmas Celebration. Performed by The Madding Crowd. Admission £5, in advance or on door. (023) 9242 1849.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Baroque Choir in concert. Programme includes Christmas Oratorio by Saint Saens and carols. Plus seasonal refreshments. Admission £1-£10, available on (023) 9259 1462.

WATERLOOVILLE: Oaklands Catholic School, Stakes Hill Road. 7.30pm. Havant Symphony Orchestra in concert. Performing works by Elgar, Brahms and Rachmaninov. Admission £6-£18, in advance or on door. (01243) 377430.

EVENTS

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

BISHOP’S WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church, Free Street. 10am-4pm. Nativity Crib Festival. Display of nativity scenes and collages. Free admission, coffee, tea, cookies and cakes available.

FARLINGTON: Springfield School, Central Road. 9am-midday. Table Top Sale. In aid of school funds.

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: SEARCH, 50, Clarence Road. 10am-4pm. Razzmatazz. Lots of fun at this Bugsy Malone-inspired drama day! Suitable for eight- to 13-year-olds. Admission £10 (must be booked in advance). (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Christmas Quiz, Curry and Comedy. Put your knowledge to the test in this Christmas arts and media quiz. Plus a chicken curry. Admission £10 pp (maximum six to a team). (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

LIPHOOK: Liphook Church Centre, Portsmouth Road. 11am-1pm. Live Nativity. You will have a chance to meet Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in the stable with the animals watching on. The shepherds will also be there with their sheep and angels will be singing. The wise men will be giving golden treasure to all children who complete the quiz.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 8pm. Christmas Murder Mystery. What the Dickens! Admission £18.50 (inc two-course meal), concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Hayling Avenue, Copnor. 11am-6.30pm. Christmas Tree Festival. With musical interludes. Admission £1.50 (accompanied children free). Refreshments.

PORTSMOUTH: St Margaret’s Church Hall, Highland Road, Eastney. 1pm-4pm. Table Top Sale. Toys, books, clothes, bric-a-brac and cakes. All proceeds to Rhett Syndrome Research.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Parish Hall, Links Lane. 10am-1pm. Craft Fair. Locally handmade crafts by local people. Including textiles, jewellery, book binding, pewter, ceramics, candles, cards, beads, glass, woodwork, quilting and furniture renovation, etc. Refreshments available.

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road. 10am-12.30pm. Joy To The World. For children aged five to 11. Juggling, face painting, craft, fun and games, all based around the Christmas story. Free admission. Register your child in advance at the church office. (01329) 661154.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Social Club, Duncan Road. 11am-5pm. Christmas Fayre. Christmas stalls, crafts, vintage, records, nail painting, Christmas photo booth, also DIY Christmas decoration workshops for youngsters and adults.

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: Driftwood Studio, North Medow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. 10am-5pm. Marine Miniatures. Marine paintings and driftwood by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter. colinmbaxter.co.uk.

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: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. The Shining (15); 7pm. UK, 1980. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. The Sands. 60s, 70s and 80s band.

FAREHAM: White Horse, North Wallington. 3pm-7pm. Dennis Moore and Friends present Tudor Jazz. Swinging mainstream jazz. (01329) 235197.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm. Kojak’s Revenge. Admission £6.95. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. The Overtones. Admission £19.50-£33.50. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. Taxi.

PORTSMOUTH: Old Canal, Shirley Avenue, Milton. 8.30pm. Danny Fisher.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. Silhouettes, 7.30pm; Emilioyah and the Mighty Z All Stars, 8.30pm; Offbeat Offensive, 9.30pm-11pm.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Max Bona. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Shearer Arms, Shearer Road. Kenny Mayes.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Jen Genie. Admission: £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. Soul Suspects. Ten-piece blues and soul band. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Skunk Funk. Soul/funk band. (023) 9282 1658.

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

STAGE

FAREHAM: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 2pm, 7.30pm. Wizard of Oz The Panto. Pantomime presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. 07502 037 922.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 11am, 2pm, 5pm. Robin Hood. A show for the whole family, presented by Farnham Rep. Admission: £9, concs. 5.45pm. Met Opera presents Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera. Marcelo Álvarez stars as the king; Sondra Radvanovsky is Amelia, the object of his secret infatuation; and Dmitri Hvorostovsky is her suspicious husband. Fabio Luisi conducts. Admission: £15. (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.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, Portsmouth Road (PO8 9LJ). 7.30pm. Season’s Greetings. Play by Alan Ayckbourn presented by Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. Admission £6. (023) 9278 5800.

PORTSMOUTH: Fisher Hall, Whale Island (PO2 8ER). 2.30pm. Scrooge – A Dickens of a Christmas. A pantomime presented by the Admiral’s Players. (023) 9254 8024.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Aspects of Love. Musical presented by CCADS. Admission £8-£12, concs. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 8pm. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express. A new production for 2012. Admission: £15-£39.50. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Miracle on 34th Street. A magical, funny modern heartwarming Christmas tale. Admission: £9-£11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

LUDSHOTT COMMON: meet Ludshott Common on the B3002, Petersfield to Chichester road (GR SU852357). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.20am. (01730) 269253.

SUNDAY, DEC 9

CAROL SERVICES

BISHOPS WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church, Free Street. 3.30pm. Christingle Service.

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

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 3pm. 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.

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Frisky and Mannish: Extra Curricular Activities. Admission £13 (£11 members/NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Christ Church, Old Market Avenue (off South Street). 2pm doors for 2.30pm-4.30pm. Music on Sundays. Featuring The Auster Saxophone Quartet: Ali Helsby, Louise Martin, Toni Kent and Spencer Bundy. Visitors and new members welcome. (01243) 527425, musiconsundays.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton. 7.30pm. Charity Concert. Performed by Portsmouth Philharmonia in aid of the Neonatal Unit, University Hospital, Southampton. Programme includes works by Quilter, Neruda and Haydn. Admisison £5, in advance or on door. (01489) 578373.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening bingo and quiz night in the lounge.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street. 6pm. Advent Meditation. Music, readings and candlelit procession, with the Wyndcliffe Voices. Followed by refreshments.

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.

HAVANT: meet outside The Spring, East Street. 10.30am. Tandem cycle ride to Petersfield. Organised by the Portsmouth CTC. All welcome. (01243) 466556, ctcportsmouth.hampshire.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Hayling Avenue, Copnor. 2pm-5pm. Christmas Tree Festival. With musical interludes. Admission £1.50 (accompanied children free). Refreshments.

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. 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: Driftwood Studio, North Medow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. 11am-4pm. Marine Miniatures. Marine paintings and driftwood by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter. colinmbaxter.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: Battle of Minden, St Mary’s Road. 3.30pm-7.30pm. Two Rivals. 50s/60s music.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 7pm-10pm. Open Mic/ Karaoke. Featuring and hosted by Matt McGowan. Everyone is welcome to simply turn up and perform a few songs.

PORTSMOUTH: The Phoenix, Torrington Road, North End. 6pm-8.30pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 7.30pm doors. The Idiot Bastard Band. Featuring: Ade Edmondson, Neil Innes, Phill Jupitus and Rowland Rivron. Admission: £22.50 advance, £24.50 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. Sunday Chillax Session with Helene. (023) 9275 2488.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. The Fabulous Rachael Hawnt. Christmas Sunday special! (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 2pm. An Afternoon with Cliff! Inappropriateness. (023) 9282 1658.

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

SOUTHSEA: Marmion Tavern, Marmion Road. 5pm-8pm. Kelly G.

STAGE

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.

FAREHAM: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 2pm. Wizard of Oz The Panto. Pantomime presented by Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. 07502 037 922.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 11am, 2pm, 4pm. Robin Hood. A show for the whole family, presented by Farnham Rep. Admission: £9, concs. (01252) 745444.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. 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: Fisher Hall, Whale Island (PO2 8ER). 2.30pm. Scrooge – A Dickens of a Christmas. A pantomime presented by the Admiral’s Players. (023) 9254 8024.

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 10

CAROL SERVICES

COSHAM: Church of St Peter and St Paul, Medina Road. 1.30pm. Portsdown School Carol Service (1).

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 6pm. Caroslfor the Town. Aimed at those who work in the town centre.

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: 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: Sellers Coffee House, 1, Kent Road (PO5 3EG). 7.30pm. Speaking Club. Helping you become a more confident speaker and a better leader. 07713 358 148.

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

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. St Agnes Fountain. Admission £16.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

NORTH BOARHUNT: North Boarhunt Social Club, Trampers Lane. 7.45pm-11pm. Forest Folk. Featuring: a Christmas Ceilidh with Threepenny Bit. All welcome. Admission £10. (023) 9226 4288 info@forestfolk.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 6.30pm doors for 7pm. South Downs BTec Music Student Performances. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Executive Suite, Inn Lodge, Burrfields Road. 8pm. Portsmouth Jazz Club. Featuring Allison Neale/Katie Brown/Clare Hirst (saxes). (023) 9225 5806, 9229 8161, portsmouthjazz.com.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Mostly Autumn. Admission: £14 advance, £16 door. (023) 8055 5366.

STAGE

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. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church Hall, West Street. 7.30pm. Nature in Close-up. Illustrated talk by photographer Andrew Watts, organised by the Fareham Group of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Non-members welcome. Admission £2. (01329) 287653.

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

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 11

CAROL SERVICES

COSHAM: Church of St Peter and St Paul, Medina Road. 1.30pm. Portsdown School Carol Service (2).

CONCERTS

COSHAM: The Link (formerly Uncle Tom’s Cabin), Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road. 7.15pm. Cosham Keyboard and Music Club Concert. Featuring professional musician Darrell Harvey playing nice easy listening music for all to enjoy. Non-members £5. All welcome. (023) 9237 6313.

DANCING

LISS: Village Hall. 8pm-10.15pm. Liss Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (01730) 892570.

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.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 4pm-10pm. Christmas Fair. Full of festive charm, featuring rooms that specialise in handmade gifts, crafts, vintage, food and drink, etc. Admission: £1, concs. (01252) 745444.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-1pm. How to Use Ancestry Workshop. Learn how to use the family tree website ancestry. Admission £9, must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

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.

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

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 2.30pm. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (12). Directed by: John Madden. Starring: Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Dev Patel, Liza Tarbuck, Ronald Pickup, Celia Imrie, Tena Desae and Diana Hardcastle. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

WINCHESTER: Everyman Cinema, The Screen, Southgate Street. Pomegranates and Myrrh (15); 8.15pm for 8.30pm. Palestine, 2012. Apolitical/political drama directed by Najwa Najjar. winchesterfilmsociety.co.uk.

GIGS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Brigitte Beraha and Babelfish. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £12.50, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 6.30pm doors for 7pm. South Downs BTec Music Student Performances. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.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. Lounge@The RMA. Featuring: Ade Cull, Harriett Terrill and Four and a Half Men. rmatavern.co.uk.

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

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Strong Island Records presents Arrows of Love; Is Bliss and Battery Hens. Admission £3. (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.

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. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

CLANFIELD: Petersgate Infant School, Green Lane (PO8 0JU). 7.30pm. Annual General Meeting and Christmas Social of the Clanfield Gardening Club. New members welcome. clanfieldgardeningclub.org.uk.

BISHOP’S WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street. 8pm. Members’ Slides. Where some of our own members show a selection of images they have taken recently (or not). There may even be a mince pie to be had! Organised by the Meon Valley Locomotive Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9269 8976.

PORTSMOUTH: Lecture Room 2.07, Park Building, University of Portsmouth, King Henry I Street. 7pm. The Siege of Portsmouth, 1642. Talk by Phillip Adams, retired solicitor and lecturer. Organised by the Historical Association. All welcome. Admission £1. (023) 9235 7463, history.org.uk.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: St Luke’s Church Hall, Greetham Street. 2.30pm-4.30pm. A Christmas Occasion. The monthly meeting of the Dickens Fellowship, Birthplace Branch. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1. (023) 9266 4205.

PORTSMOUTH: University of Portsmouth’s Portland Building, St James Street (PO1 3AH). 6.30pm for 7pm. The Aztec Legacy Continuity and Change. Talk by Chloe Sayer, organised by the Portsea Island Decorative and Fine Art Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9242 3976, portsmouthnadfas.co.uk.

WEDNESDAY, DEC 12

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.

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Partner not necessary. New or experienced dancers welcome, as are visitors and new members. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008.

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

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.

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

EVENTS

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church, Small Hall, Hollow Lane. 9.30am. Coffee Morning. Organised by Hayling Support Group for the Rowans Hospice. (023) 9246 4683.

FILMS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Take This Waltz (15); 1.45pm. Directed by: Sarah Polley. Starring: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman. Admission £4.85, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Holy Motors (18); 7pm. France/Germany, 2012. Subtitled. Directed by Leos Carax. Starring: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: Coal Exchange, 21, South Street. English Quarter. (01243) 375866.

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 7.15pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: a warm-up session by the St Vincent Singers, followed by Gerry Brown’s Mission Hall Jazz Band. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix. Featuring Secret Son.

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

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Saw Doctors. Admission: £22 advance, £24 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Tricorn. Plus special guests Shock Absober; and XII Boar. Admission £4. (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.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Aladdin. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8.95, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.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.

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. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WATERLOOVILLE: South Downs College Theatre, College Road. 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. 7pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Octagon Lounge, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7pm-9pm. Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Fareham constituency meeting. Member of the public are invited to come along to see a presentation and talk to the elected members of the trust’s council of governors and a trust representative.

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.

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: 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: Auckland Arms, Netley Road (PO5 3NB). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Howard. 07799 850 327, solentsocialising.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: meet Canoe Lake, St Helens Parade (GR SZ654983). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.05am. (01730) 269253.

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 13

CHURCH SERVICES

COSHAM: Church of St Peter and St Paul, Medina Road. 3.30pm. Christmas Messy Church.

CLUBBING

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

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Chris Ramsey: Feeling Lucky. Stand-up. Admission £10, concs. (01329) 223100.

DANCING

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

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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-2.30pm. Gorgeous Beaded Gifts Workshop. Create and finish a selection of beaded gifts. Admission £18 (inc materials), must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: SEARCH, 50, Clarence Road. Art Deco Jewellery Making. Have a go at making your own ‘Dazzling’ jewellery. Young people (ages 12-17), 3.30pm-6pm; Adults (ages 18-plus) 6.30pm-9pm. Admission £12, inc materials (must be booked in advance). (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 10.30am. Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch – the money raised will be used to support a charity.

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.

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

FILMS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. Feelgood Film Thursday: Love Actually (15); 7.30pm. Directed by: Richard Curtis. Starring: Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Colin Firth. Admission £2 (inc light refreshments), must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. House of Hats. Admission £7 in advance, £8 on door. (01730) 264291.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Dan Baird and Homemade Sin (legendary ex-Georgia Satellites). Country/rock. Admission £16.87. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm doors. The XX. Admission £21.50 in advance. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Ade Cull, 7pm; Heather-Elizabeth Bailey, 7.30pm; Tim Park and Taylor Abbott, 8pm; Kate Walder and Kevin Newell, 8.30pm; Scarlett Newton, 9pm; Monitorz, 9.30pm-10pm; comedian Matt Savage, 10.15pm; Polarity, 10.30pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Whole Lotta Led. Admission: £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. Guitar Hero Phil Owen. (023) 9275 2488.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Set Your Sales. Plus special guests: Prolong The Agony; Forever Can Wait; Griever; and Hold Me Down. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 6.30pm doors for 7pm. Crooning for a Bluesing. South Downs College BTec Extended Diploma Year 2 students present an evening of sweet sensational soul, fiery funk and juicy jazzy blues, marinated with a medley of Motown. Admission £3. (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.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.15pm. The Nutcracker. The Royal Ballet, live from the Royal Opera House. Admission £10-£14. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. 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 £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.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane. 7.30pm. 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. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WATERLOOVILLE: South Downs College Theatre, College Road. 1.30pm, 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. 7pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Get-Together and American Supper. Social get-together with a quiz and silent auction, organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

FAREHAM: Whiteley Primary School, Gull Coppice, Whiteley. 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Whiteley Wags Women’s Institute. Make new friends, learn new skills and enjoy yourself.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. Songs from the 1940s. Sung by Amy Baker, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.

PORTSMOUTH: Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, E Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southwick Hill Road, Cosham. 7pm-9pm. Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Portsmouth constituency meeting. Member of the public are invited to come along to see a presentation and talk to the elected members of the trust’s council of governors and a trust representative.

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: 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.

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.