A guide to what’s on around the area today.
COSHAM: Church of St Peter and St Paul, Medina Road. 1.30pm. Medina School Carol Service.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Milk Multi-Centre Student Night. Admission free before 8pm. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Midday. Organ Recital. Christmas Concert with David Price (organist and master of the choristers at Portsmouth Cathedral) and choir. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Nutcracker. Programme: Humperdinck Hansel & Gretel; Wiseman Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant; Tchaikovksy Sleeping Beauty; Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker. Admission £14-£24. Free pre-concert talk, 6.40pm. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Royal Marine School of Music Concert. A concert held by the Royal Marine School of Music at the church. The fourth of their 2012-13 season of concerts at St Mary’s.
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.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. The Riddle of Age Exhibition Celebration and Auction: an exhibition by Pete Levy, Rob Storey and Arturo Casciaro. To be a contemporary artist all you need is to be critically engaged and be alive. We are not celebrating that we are old artists, we are just artists who happen to be getting old. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Dazzle Exhibition. (023) 9252 3463.
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.
HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Great Expectations (12A); 8pm. Directed by Mike Newell. Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane. (01428) 642161 for further details.
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.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Chris Ricketts. Folk. Admission £9. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7.30pm-late. Play at The RMA Christmas Party: Christmas Songs and Singalongs. Special guests: Toy Town. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Herbie Armstrong and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Filthy Pig Christmas Party. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 10am, 1pm. Cinderella. Pantomime starring Anne Charleston. Admission £11-£17, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 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. 11am, 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.
WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 10.15am, 1.15pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
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.
SOUTHSEA: D-Day Museum, Clarence Esplanade. 7.30pm. Laurel & Hardy – A Brief History and Two Short Films. Illustrated talk by Vernon Bye, publicity officer, Portsmouth Museums and Records Society, organised by Portsmouth Museums and Records Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: £2. (023) 9282 8068.