What’s on for Sunday December 29, 2013

Victor Ariat

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A guide to what’s on in Portsmouth, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Waterlooville and the rest of south east Hampshire.

SUNDAY, DEC 29

CAROL SERVICES

BOTLEY: All Saints’ Church, High Street (SO30 2EA). 6.30pm, Carol Service.

CHURCH SERVICES

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 8am, BCP Eucharist. 10.30am, Eucharist and Baptism. 8pm, Taizé-style night prayer.

WARSASH: St Mary’s Church, Hook-with-Warsash, Church Road (SO31 9GF). 8am, BCP Holy Communion. 10am, Morning Worship. 6.30pm, Christmas Carol Praise.

DANCING

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Assheton Court (off Castle Street). 7pm-9pm. Ballroom Dance. Admission £3.50 (inc tea/cake). (023) 9235 1162.

EVENTS

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

GOSPORT: Gipsy Queen, 160, Whitworth Road (PO12 3NW). 8pm. The Big Christmas Pub Quiz. (023) 9258 0626.

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: 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

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 5pm-7pm. Helter Skelter. A selection of Mojo Dollar lads performing live.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Rock Local Showcase. Six Minutes to Sunrise; Eagle & Weeks; Man Made Suns; Don’t Wake The Bear. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8pm. Vince Hilaire’s Soul Classics. The official Christmas after party. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Alleycats Christmas Special Open Mic Night. (023) 9282 1658.

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.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm, 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, 5.30pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates. A swashbuckling pantomime starring Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph. Admission £14-£35. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. Midday, 4pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 11am, 2.30pm. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Written and directed by James Barry with music by Simon Slater. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

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 30

DANCING

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

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: 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: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11pm. Who’s Who. Tribute band. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

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.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm, 6.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Starring John Altman and Tracey Penn. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

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

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7pm. Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates. A swashbuckling pantomime starring Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph. Admission £14-£35. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. Midday, 4pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 2.30pm, 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

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.

NEW YEAR’S EVE 31

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls Ballroom, Bury Road. 7pm-1am. Freestyle Jive Dance to the music of Rock A Toons, plus DJ. 50s era jive music. (023) 9242 8732.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 9pm. New Year’s Eve Party. Dance the night away with Alex and Phil’s Brando Party Band. (01428) 642161 for further details.

NORTH MUNDHAM: Village Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club New Year’s Eve Dance. Featuring: Longshot, plus party dances. Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

EVENTS

SOUTHSEA: Natural History Museum, Cumberland House, Eastern Parade. 11am-11.30am. Animal Tales Story Time. All families welcome, but most suitable for those with children under five. Admission free, no booking required, just turn up. (023) 9281 5276.

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: 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.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. New Year’s Eve Party with Robi Lee. Plus D Zodiac. Admission: members £5, guests £10.

PORTSMOUTH: Alma Arms, Highland Road. 8pm. Reactor 1 New Year’s Eve Party. reactor1.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, 51, George Street. 8pm. Dave Barrett.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 7.30pm. Double Barrell. Admission £5 in advance.

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

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

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Joiners New Year’s Eve Bash. Alternative, indie, rock, blues, acoustic. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. The Sensational New Year’s Eve Party. Party with the Sensational Jonny Deps. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Florence Arms, Florence Road. 8pm-midnight. Jeff Bell. 50s, 60s, country and popular music singer.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Blackout New Year’s Eve Party. Rock covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue (PO4 0AW). 7.30pm. Kojak’s Revenge. Support from DJ Rob Moore. Admission £19. (023) 9235 5245.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. New Year’s Eve with The Bog Rolling Stones and The Targets. Admission £12. (023) 9286 3911.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. The Decaders. Ticket event. (01329) 832123.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 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.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 11am, 2.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Starring John Altman and Tracey Penn. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 1.30pm, 5.30pm. Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates. A swashbuckling pantomime starring Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph. Admission £14-£35. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. Midday, 4pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 2.30pm. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Written and directed by James Barry with music by Simon Slater. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.