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SATURDAY

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: Eastney Cellars, Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm. Neil Innes. An evening of comedy with acclaimed surrealist, songwriter and beaming stand-up lighthouse. Tickets: £13 in advance, £15 on the door. Call (023) 9282 6249 for bookings and more information.

CONCERT

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue. 8pm. The Silver Beatles. Live music from The Beatles’ tribute act. Admission £6. Call (023) 9229 1198.

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, Penryhn Avenue. 7.30pm. Pre-Christmas concert by The Salvation Army Fellowship Band. Admission £5.

DANCING

CHICHESTER: Mundham Village Hall. 8pm. Ridgeway Country. Admission: £5. Another decent four piece band.

COSHAM: Conservative Club, Spur Road, PO6 3DY. 8pm-11pm. Club-50 disco. Music from the last six decades with Denis Kaye. Admission £4 for members, £5 for guests. Call (023) 9225 1958 or visit club-50.co.uk for more information.

WICKHAM: Community Centre, Mill Lane. 8pm-11pm. Saturday Ballroom Christmas Buffet Dance. Admission by ticket only. 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk

EVENTS

GOSPORT: SEARCH, 50 Clarence Road, PO12 1BU. 2pm-Christmas lights switch on. Victorian Christmas & Animals In Winter. Free admission, visit hants.gov.uk/gdc

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green. 10am-1pm. Christmas Market. Raffle, stalls and refreshments. Free admission.

NORTH END: St Nicholas Church Hall, Battenburg Avenue. 11am-1.30pm. Christmas Fair. Stalls and refreshments provided. Admission 20p. Call (023) 8071 1800.

PORTSEA: Caroline Square Care Home, King William Street. 10am to midday. Table-top sale. A table-top sale of gifts, clothes and second-hand items. Call (034) 5606 6363.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, College Road, Historic Dockyard. 10am-5pm. Victorian Festival of Christmas. Large Christmas market complete with festive Victorian characters. Admission £17.50 or £14 if purchased online. Concessions available. Contact (023) 9283 9766 or visit historicdockyard.co.uk for bookings and information.

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: Portsmouth Central Library, Guildhall Square. 10.30am-3.30pm. Craft and Gift Fair. Stalls in a range of crafts. Come along for the chance to pick up locally handmade gifts for Christmas. For more details call (023) 9268 8057.

SOUTHSEA: Omega Centre, Omega Street, PO5 4LP. Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. Omega Arts Festive Weekend. A variety of different one-and-two day courses designed for complete beginners or improvers. Come and make something truly unique to keep or give away this Christmas. To book call (023) 9229 1346 or email omegaarts@wea.org.uk

SOUTHSEA: Albert Road. 4pm-6pm. Celebration of Christmas Lights 2014. Community celebration for the switching on of the Albert Road Christmas lights. Admission free.

WATERLOOVILLE: All Saints Church Hall, Hambledon Road, Denmead. 10am-12.30pm. Christmas Bazaar. Santa’s Grotto, stalls and games, all in aid of Enable Ability.

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.

EASTNEY: Eastney Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, PO4 9JF. 1pm-5pm. Eastney Beam Engine House Open Day. An impressive Victorian building containing a pair of classic Boulton Watt beam engines and pumps restored to their original 1887 condition. Admission free. It is advisable to check opening times on the day. Call (023) 9282 7261.

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

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, 10am-2pm. Lee-on-the-Solent Art Group. Free entry, call (023) 9255 0581.

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 Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, PO3 5XT. 10.30AM-4.30pm. Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition. Come and let demonstrators show you what this wonderful and varied hobby is all about. Whether you are an experienced model maker, are just starting out or merely curious, there is plenty for you to see and talk about. Refreshments included.

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: Lodge Art Gallery, Victoria Park Corner, Anglesea Road. 10am-5pm. Inspired By Nature. University of Portsmouth graduate Maria Miller. Free admission.

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: 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.

FILM

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. This is where I leave you (15). 7pm. Tickets £8, concessions available. Call 07435 029408 or email bookings@no6cinema.co.uk. www.no6cinema.co.uk

GIGS

COPNOR: The Harvest Home, 106 Copnor Road, PO3 5AN. 9pm. Live music from Dead Scene Rival. Call (023) 9234 1665 for more information.

FAREHAM:Hill Park M.W.M. Club, Highlands Road. 8pm. The Kitch Kittens. Live music from the humorous duo. Free admission. Call (020) 8401 2310 for more information or visit hpmwmc.co.uk for more details.

FRATTON: The Froddington Arms, Fratton Road, PO1 5AB. 8.45pm. Music from Reactor 1. Live music until late by band Reactor 1. Free admission. Call 07854 211492, email govinda304@hotmail.com or visit www.reactor1.co.uk for more information.

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Rd, Grayshott, Surrey, GU26 6TZ. 7.30pm. House Devils. Celtic folk band from Manchester. Support from Kim Lowings and the Greenwood. Adult tickets: £12, children under 16 £6. Call Des O’Byrne on (014) 2860 7096.

MILTON: The Milton Arms, in The Barn. 7pm-late. Deltawave. Party celebrating their 17th birthday. PSY-trance. Admission £3 before 8pm, £5 after. Over 18s only. Call 07059 53063 for more information.

PETERSFIELD: Square Brewery. 9pm-11pm. Glitterbugz. Email rustyn.george@hotmail.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: The George and Dragon, Kingston Road. 830pm-late. Ken Mayes performs hits of the 50s and 60s.

PORTSMOUTH: The Tap, London Road. 9pm. Stolen.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Fountain Inn, The Green. 8.30pm. Wickid Grin. (023) 9307 2783.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Blackout. Live music from the 80’s rock band.

STAGE

BORDON: The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre. 2pm. Shoe Kangaroo and the Big Bad Boot. The Garlic Theatre presents a strapping tale filled with shoes, which promises to be a load of old cobblers. Tickets £6, children £4, family (2+2) £18. Book online at phoenixarts.co.uk or call (014) 2047 2664.

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 (012) 4378 1312 or visit cft.org.uk

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.45pm and 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. (012) 4318 1312, cft.org.uk

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Christmas in Hawaii! A musical compilation by the Havant Light Opera with a Hawaiian seasonal flavour. Tickets: £8, £4 for under 18s. Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit www.portsamdiary.com

PORSTMOUTH: The Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street, Portsea, PO1 3BT. 2pm and 7pm. The Snow Queen. Groundlings presents this Hans Christen Anderson classic with a twist in the tale. Admission from £9. Call (023) 9273 7370 or visit groundlings.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Kiss me, Kate. The Portsmouth Grammar School return to The Kings Theatre with a sparkling new production of Cole Porter’s musical comedy classic, ‘Kiss me, Kate’. Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter. Book and Lyrics by Sam and Bella Spewack. Tickets: £12, concessions available. For bookings and more information call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk

SOBERTON: Soberton Village Hall, School Hill, Long Road. 2pm and 7.30pm. Half a sixpence. Musical by the Soberton players. Contact (014) 8987 8724.

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 (014) 2023 666 to book or visit forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt for more information.

FARNHAM:Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak. 10.30am-12pm. Babes in the Wood. Activity walks, story time and crafts for toddlers aged 14 months-2 years. Refreshments included. Admission £6. To book call (014) 2052 0212.

FARNHAM:Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak. 2pm-3.30pm. Little Explorers. A chance for 3 to 4 year olds to explore the forest. Stories, crafts and refreshments included. Admission £6. To book call 01420 520212.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 11am-midday. Kipper’s Christmas Eve Story Time Special. Free admission, visit hants.gov.uk/gdc

SUNDAY

CONCERT

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, PO12 3PX. 2pm. Gosport District Organ Club Celebrity Concert. Starring Resident organist at Odeon Leicester Square, Donald Mackensie. Admission £7. Email peter.buckles1@ntlworld.com for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 6pm. Carols at the Kings. An evening of Christmas carols, the Nativity and joyful music-making in support of The Rainbow Centre. Tickets: £5.50, under 14s £2.50. Tickets available from The Salvation Army Charity Shop on Albert Road or Kings Theatre Box Office. Call (023) 9273 8349 for bookings.

DANCING

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Assheton Court. 7pm-9pm. Ballroom, latin, sequence dancing. Admission £3.50. (023) 9235 1162.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Bursledon Brickworks Industrial Museum, Swanwick Lane. Gala day - Christmas at the brickworks. Live music, craft stalls and a visit from Father Christmas. Admission £6, concessions available. For more details visit bursledonbrickworks.org.uk

FRATTON: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road, Portsmouth. 6.30pm. A candlelit Advent Service. A special service of Advent music. For more information call (023) 9282 2687 or email vicar@portseaparish.co.uk

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, Southsea. 6pm. Carols At The Kings. Christmas songs from the St Johns College Lower School Choir and other groups. Tickets: £.5.50 adults, £2.50 under-14s. (023) 9273 8349, southsea@salvationarmy.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfred’s Church, George Street. 10am. Christmas Fair. Traditional fair including stalls, games, raffle and refreshments.

PORTSMOUTH: Action Stations, College Road, Historic Dockyard. 10am-5pm. Victorian Festival of Christmas. Large Christmas market complete with festive Victorian characters. Admission £17.50 or £14 if purchased online. Concessions available. Contact (023) 9283 9766 or visit historicdockyard.co.uk for bookings and information.

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.

EASTNEY: Eastney Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, PO4 9JF. 1pm-5pm. Eastney Beam Engine House Open Day. An impressive Victorian building containing a pair of classic Boulton Watt beam engines and pumps restored to their original 1887 condition. Admission free. It is advisable to check opening times on the day. Call (023) 9282 7261.

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: 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 Portsmouth special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk

GIGS

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm. The Royal Marines Band. Admission: £13.50-£16. royalmarinesbands.co.uk, (013) 2923 1942.

GOSPORT: The New Inn, Melville Road, PO12 4QU. 6pm. Music from Reactor 1. Live music until late by band Reactor 1. Free admission. Call 07854211492, email govinda304@hotmail.com or visit www.reactor1.co.uk for more information.

HAVANT: The Curlew, Petersfield Road. 8pm. Open Mic, hosted by Paul Dillon. Free admission. (023) 9248 4502.

SOUTHSEA: Drift Bar. MOSKA, The Stayawakes, Lawless Nation, Quartz. Tickets: £3.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Alleycats. Open mic night.

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 (012) 4378 1312 or visit cft.org.uk

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. (012) 4318 1312, cft.org.uk

SOBERTON: Soberton Village Hall, School Hill, Long Road. 7.30pm. Half a sixpence. Musical by the Soberton players. Contact (014) 8987 8724 for further information.

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