What’s on for Saturday November 30 and Sunday December 1, 2013

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

TODAY

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Deltawave Birthday Party. Psy trance. Admission £5 on door. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. Where’s Me Jumper? Admission free. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

PETERSFIELD: Festival Hall, Heath Road (GU31 4EA).7.30pm. Handel’s The Messiah. Performed by the Froxfield Choir under director Richard Smith. Tickets (£20/£15 children and students) from One Tree Books, Lavant Street, Petersfield (01970) 261199.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 7.30pm. Britten Centenary Concert performed by Petersfield Chamber Choir. In aid of the Rosemary Foundation. Admission free, retiring collection. (01730) 260213.

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.

WICKHAM: Community Centre, Mill Lane. 8pm-11pm. Christmas Buffet Ballroom Dance. Admission by ticket only. (023) 9273 3393, 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Cosham Baptist Church, The Links, Havant Road. 10am-midday. Christmas Fair and Coffee Morning. Variety of stalls selling bric-a-brac, books, cakes, Christmas cards, toys, etc. Raising funds for Save the Children (in particular the Philippines). Admission £1 (inc tea/coffee and biscuits).

FROXFIELD: Froxfield Primary School, High Cross (GU32 1EG). 1pm-4pm. Christmas Fair. Come along to browse the stalls for Christmas presents and decorations. Children can visit Santa’s Grotto and enjoy the many games and craft activities on offer while you shop.

GOSPORT: Christ Church, Stoke Road. 10.30am-2pm. Christmas Fair. Attractions include: 45 minutes of comedy and magic with Nikki the Magic Elf at midday, Grand Raffle, stalls, refreshments, entertainment, etc. 07709 919 602.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-4pm. Discover Santa. Come and meet Santa and receive a lovely gift. Admission £3 per child. (023) 9252 3463 to book an appointment. 10am-3pm. Sand Animation. Using only grains of sand, create animated pictures with stories. Ages eight to 12 years. Admission £20 per child. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

GOSPORT: Search at Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 2pm-5pm. Victorian Christmas and Animals in Winter. Come in to town for Gosport’s Christmas lights switch-on and drop in at Search for free to see the Victorian house by candlelight, meet the winter animal specimens and take part in seasonal activities.

GOSPORT: St John the Evangelist Church, Forton Road. 1pm-4pm. Festive Fayre. Christmas gifts, etc, tombola, raffle, face painting, Father Christmas will be in attendance.

HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church Hall, West Street. Midday-3pm. Christmas Bazaar. Home-made produce, Christmas decorations, books, tombola, cakes, bric-a-brac, nearly new, jams, jewellery, bottle stall, etc. Father Christmas and many other attractions. Admission 20p. (023) 9248 4520, rchavant.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10.30am-4pm. Lovely Things: Art, Craft and Food Fair. A celebration of hand made lovely things in time for Christmas. Also at St Faith’s Church, Havant. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: Funland, Beachlands. 11am-2pm. Funland Winter Wonderland Grand Opening. Father Christmas will arrive in style. Free mince pies from 11am-midday. (023) 9246 2820.

LISS: Triangle Centre, Mill Road. 9am-midday. Indoor Market. With a large selection of stalls selling everything from home made cakes, scones, fudge and preserves, bread, hand-made cards, knitwear, jewellery, ceramics, hand-made soaps and general gift items. (01730) 301000 to book a stall.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 11am-1pm. Christmas Fayre. (023) 9269 2914.

PORTSMOUTH: Historic Dockyard. 10am-6pm. Victorian Festival of Christmas featuring Sherlock Holmes. This year, the family-favourite event takes inspiration from the stories of much-loved Victorian detective Sherlock Holmes and features a special exhibition and footage from The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection – as bequeathed to Portsmouth City Council. Visitors will be magically transported into a Dickensian-style bygone era of real snowy white streets for the rich and poor, with seasonal carols, the ever raucous Fagin’s Tavern and unique Christmas gifts market. Admission £16, concs. (023) 9283 9766, christmasfestival.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Progressive Spiritualist Church, 2, Vivash Road, Fratton (PO1 1PR). 7.30pm. Special Evening of Mediumship with Adi Townsend. Admission £3.50 members, £4 non-members.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 10am. Christmas Bazaar. Come and enjoy a traditional fair – stalls, games, raffle.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. Celebrating 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. A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Museum, The Old Court House, St Peter’s Road (GU2 3HX). 10am-4pm. Beliefs: Religion and Spirituality in Petersfield and Beyond. (01730) 262601.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. No Place Like Pompey. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth. A Study in Sherlock. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

FILMS

DENMEAD: Denmead Community Centre, School Lane. Promised Lane (15), 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Directed by Gus Van Sant. Starring: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand and John Krasinski. Admisison £5. (023) 9225 6132.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Captain Phillips (12A); 7pm. USA, 2013. Directed by Paul Greengrass. Starring: Tom Hanks. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. DL Sounds Disco. 50s, 60s, 70s tracks.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 8pm. Fleetwood Bac. Tribute band. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HINDHEAD: St Alban’s Church, Tilford Road (GU26 6RB). 7.30pm. Tyde. Support from Liz Simcock. Organised by Grayshott Folk Club. New members welcome. Admission £12. (01428) 607096, grayshottfolkclub.co.uk, grayshott.com/folk.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, 51, George Street. 8.30pm. Dicey Riley.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. DJ Soul Boots. Playing many scooterist sounds and Northern Soul.

PORTSMOUTH: Thatchers Bar, London Road. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Trevor John Trio. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. When Giants Fall. Rock. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Get Chic with Le Freak. Five-piece, band play a Christmas disco, soul and funk party. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Skunk Funk. Soul/funk band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue (PO4 0AW). 7.30pm. Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band. Support from DJ Rob Moore. Admission £10. (023) 9235 5245.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Beat. Plus The Skalet Pimpernels. Admission £16. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Motown’s Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is. We’ll have you dancing ‘All Night Long’. Admission: £19.50-£21.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 7.30pm. An Evening with JMW Turner. The genius of arguably the greatest British painter of all time is brought to life by Royal Shakespeare Company actor Gary Taylor. Admission £11, concs. (01420) 472 664.

GOSPORT: Brunel Theatre, HMS Sultan, Military Road (PO13 9SG). 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Dick Whittington. Pantomime rewritten by Ralph Dinnick and performed by the Sultan Theatre Group. Live music by HMS Sultan Volunteer Band. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9254 2739.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Mean Old Man. Presented by Havant Light Opera. Admission £8, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 7.30pm. The Christmas Factor. A comedy by Trevor Hughes presented by Horndean Amateur Theatrical Society. (023) 9278 5800.

SOBERTON: Soberton Village Hall, Long Lane (SO32 3PF). 2.30pm, 7.30pm. The Emperor’s New Clothes. A pantomime by Philippa Smith, presented by the Soberton Players. Admission £6, concs. (023) 9263 2551.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.15pm. Puccini’s Tosca. Performed by the Welsh National Opera. Sung in Italian with surtitles in English and Welsh. Admission: £7.50-£40, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Mack and Mabel. Presented by The Portsmouth Grammar School. Admission £10-£12, concs. (01329) 846646 for tickets.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Marriage torn apart and put together again. Admission: £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: meet Havant Bus Station, 9.50am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Seven-mile linear walk via South Moor and Scratchface Lane to Drayton. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

PETERSFIELD: meet Petersfield Town Station, 9.15am, to catch the 9.27am bus to Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk for a five-mile walk back to Petersfield starting at 10am. (01730) 269253.

TOMORROW

CAROL SERVICES

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

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 6pm, Advent Carol Service.

SOUTHSEA: St Peter’s Church, Somers Road (PO5 1EE). 3.30pm. Messy Church Christingle Service. Followed by refreshments.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, Hambledon Road. 6pm. Advent Carol Service. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

CONCERTS

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road.2.30pm. Roal Marines Band in concert. Admission £13.50-£16. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Festival Hall, Heath Road. 6.45pm doors for 7.30pm. Kaleidoscope Christmas Concert. Performing a programme of traditional carols, favourite light classics and festive music. Admission £13, concs. 0800 298 5499, kmusic.co.uk/concerts.

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 7pm-10pm. 50-50 Dance. Admission £4.50.

EVENTS

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

HAYLING ISLAND: Funland, Beachlands. 10am-4pm. Funland Winter Wonderland. See Santa and get an early Christmas gift. Admission: £14 child; £6 adult; under-twos free. (023) 9246 2820.

HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, South Hayling. 6.30pm. Advent Evensong.

PETERSFIELD: Market Square. 10am-3pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Christmas Festival Market. The market will be bursting with Christmas spirit and over 80 stalls.

PORTSMOUTH: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park (PO4 9SU). 11am-3pm. Christmas Fair. Traditional Christmas fair with Santa’s Winter Wonderland Grotto, home-made Christmas cakes, jewellery, hand-made crafts, bric-a-brac, tombola, children’s game, raffle, face painting, seasonal refreshments, carol singing, etc. eastneycommunitycentre.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Historic Dockyard. 10am-6pm. Victorian Festival of Christmas featuring Sherlock Holmes. This year, the family-favourite event takes inspiration from the stories of much-loved Victorian detective Sherlock Holmes and features a special exhibition and footage from The Arthur Conan Doyle Collection – as bequeathed to Portsmouth City Council. Visitors will be magically transported into a Dickensian-style bygone era of real snowy white streets for the rich and poor, with seasonal carols, the ever raucous Fagin’s Tavern and unique Christmas gifts market. Admission £16, concs. (023) 9283 9766, christmasfestival.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 6.30pm. A Candlelit Advent Service. A special service of Advent music which in candlelight prepares us for the coming of the Light of the World.

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 10.30am-4.30pm. Mulled Wine Day. Admission £5 adults (inc a free glass of mulled wine), concs. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 6pm. Carols at the Kings. Presented by the Salvation Army and featuring the St John’s College Lower School Choir, Salvationist musicians and young folk, carol singing, the Nativity with Portsmouth High School Nursery. Compére Russell Rook. In support of The Children’s Hospice Naomi House. Admission £5.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

EXHIBITIONS

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

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. 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. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth. A Study in Sherlock. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: Bull’s Head, 99, Fishbourne Road, Fishbourne (PO19 3JP). 8.15pm-11pm. Milton James Duo and Friends. Traditional jazz band. (01243) 839895.

PETERSFIELD: The Good Intent, 40-46, College Street. Acoustix featuring Ben Scott.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. The Fabulous Rachael Hawnt. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7pm. An Evening with the Urban Vocal Group. Admission £10. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

GOSPORT: Brunel Theatre, HMS Sultan, Military Road (PO13 9SG). 2.30pm. Dick Whittington. Pantomime rewritten by Ralph Dinnick and performed by the Sultan Theatre Group. Live music by HMS Sultan Volunteer Band. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9254 2739.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet Victory Gate, Historic Dockyard. 2.30pm. Charles Dickens Christmas Walk. Take part in this guided walk around the area where the Dickens family lived and worked. Walk finishes at the City Museum. Admission £3, concs.