What’s on around the area today
TITCHFIELD: Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2 including tea and a biscuit.
FAREHAM: United Reformed Church Hall, Osborn Road South, PO16 7DG. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30 start. Solent Fuchsia Club’s Christmas Party. American supper and entertainment. £1 admission for non-members.
FARNHAM: Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak. 10am-12.15pm. Evergreen Christmas Wreaths. Resident enthusiasts demonstrate how to make an evergreen wreath from forest materials. Admission £16, includes tools, materials, instruction and refreshments. Visit forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt for more information.
FRATTON: St Mary’s Church Fratton Road, Portsmouth. 7pm. Portsmouth District Scouting Christingle Service. Join the beavers, cubs, scouts, explorers and leaders and their families in this special service reflecting on the coming of Jesus the Light of the World.
HAYLING: St Peter’s Church, Northney, Hayling Island, PO11 0RT. 7.30pm.
Cantemus Choir concert. Haydn St Nicholas Mass, seasonal music and readings. Tickets: £8 on the door, call 023 9246 3531 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: The Somerstown Central, River Street. 10.15am-11.45am. New Age Kurling. For ages 50+, no ice and no need to book. Beginners welcome. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705 for any further information.
PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, PO1 3NH. 2pm-4pm. Christmas Naval Tea Club. An afternoon of tea, chat and reminiscencing with a different theme, artefacts and archives each time. Admission free.
PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church Hall, Battenburg Avenue. 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Rehearsal evening. (023) 9282 9214.
SOUTHSEA: The White Horse, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors Social Group. A chance to chat and meet new people. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
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.
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
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: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An artist at Sea onboard HMS Argyll and Tireless. A body of work by Jules George depicting the experiences of HMS Argyll and the submarine HMS Tireless on active deployment. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 9272 7582.
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 Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8.30am-5.30pm. Kroma: Kate Bishop Exhibition. Illustrations inspired by Scandinavian living and Kate’s love of colour.
SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russells, Albert Road. 7pm. Nick Courtney presents an evening of live music including Chloe Parkinson, Sasha Matthissen, Mike Keating, Iscalis, Paul Dillon, Sophie Darling, Jerry Williams and Marley Blandford. Admission free.
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. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.
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 01243 781 312 or visit cft.org.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
BUCKLAND: Meet at Bucklands Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore Walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.
FARNHAM: Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak. 10am-11.30am. Guided Nordic walks. Weekly walks for adults with prior experience led b ytrained volunteers. £4 admission. Contact 01420 23666 to book or visit forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt for more information.
FARNHAM: Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak. 10am. Walking for health. Sociable walks through the forest led by volunteer leaders. Contact 01420 520212 to book or visit forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt for more information.
PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church, Castle Street. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Christmas Customs. Talk by Anne Baxendale, organised by The Portchester Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission by donation of £1 per head. portchestersociety.co.uk.
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. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.