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

TUESDAY, DEC 3

CAROL SERVICES

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 6.30pm. Portsmouth District Scouting Christingle Service. Join the beavers, cubs, scouts, explorers and leaders and their families from the Portsmouth Scouting District in this special service reflecting on the coming of Jesus the Light of the World.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, Hambledon Road. 4pm. Schools Carol Service. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

DANCING

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).

EVENTS

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10am-midday. Coffee Morning. (023) 9269 2914.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. 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: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-11.30pm. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9229 6352.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7pm. Self Defense Family. Plus guests: Attack Vipers, Plaids, Navaho and Protein Window. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Little Johnny Russell’s, Albert Road. Nick Courtney presents ... Tim Cheatle, 7pm; Sophie Darling, 7.30pm; Dillon, 8pm; Jerry Williams, 8.30pm; The Folsom, 9pm; The Beth Oliver Band, 9.30pm; We Are Farmerlee, 10pm-11pm. vinylrecords.co.uk/gigguide.txt.

STAGE

GOSPORT: Brunel Theatre, HMS Sultan, Military Road (PO13 9SG). 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.

PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. Bedales Drama – The Winter Production: Shockheaded Peter. A junk opera devised by the company and indebted to Improbable Theatre/Tiger Lillies’ original show. Admission free. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Thriller Live. Featuring the songs of Michael and the Jackson Five. Admission: £16-£29.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: United Reformed Church Hall, Osborn Road South (PO16 7DG). 7pm for 7.30pm start. The Gorillas of Rwanda. Talk by Julie Jenkins, organised by the Solent Fuchsia Club. Plus our annual American Supper party. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £1.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church, Castle Street. 7.30pm. Christmas at The Court. Talk by Richard Burton, organised by The Portchester Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission by donation of £1 per head.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore Walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. 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.

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 please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

WEDNESDAY, DEC 4

CAROL SERVICES

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, Hambledon Road. 4pm. Schools Carol Service. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

DANCING

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 7.30pm-10pm. Clanfield Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50. (023) 9259 8456 or (01243) 430048.

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Suitable for both new and experienced dancers . Partner not necessary. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008.

SOUTHSEA: Royal Beach Hotel, South Parade. 1pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £4. (023) 9273 1281.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7.45pm-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9271 0060.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-midday. Make a Christmas Puppet Family Workshop. Admission £4. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 7pm. 2013 Design Awards. Yet another superb awards presentation. Festive refreshments will be available. Organised by the Portsmouth Society. Visitors and new members welcome. portsmouthsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: 54th Scout Group Headquarters, Paignton Avenue, Baffins. 10am. Coffee Morning. Coffee, bric-a-brac, books, clothing , etc. Organised by the 54th Portsmouth Scout Group.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7.30pm. Mediumship and Healing Demonstration. Admission £5. (023) 9269 3169 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsea Adventure Playground, Aylward Street, Portsea. 1pm-2.30pm. Connors Toy Library. For play, friendships, socialising, toy loan, craft and other activities. Admission £2 per family per week. (023) 9283 1259.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. Midday. Mass and Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch – the money raised will be used to support a charity.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. 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.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Philomena (12A); 8pm. Directed by Stephen Frears. Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan and Sophie Kennedy Clark. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Any Day Now (15); 1.45pm. Directed by: Travis Fine. Starring: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt and Isaac Leyva. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Portsmouth Film Society, Omega Centre, Omega Street (PO5 4LP). Kulajo: My Heart Is Darkened 8pm; UK, 2012. Kurdish with English subtitles. The story of the Kurdish genocide as experienced by one tiny remote farming community in Iraqi Kurdistan. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, (PO12 2HE). 8pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: Bob Dwyer’s Bits and Pieces. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Wellington, 62, High Street (PO1 2LY). 8.30pm. Open Mic Night. Come on down. All welcome, whether to perform or listen. (023) 9281 8965.

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring Nina Schofield, The White Bicycles, Joe Booley plus Chloe Lockyer.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-midnight. Open Mic Club. Friendly atmosphere. Musicians of all levels welcome. Full turbo sound system. (023) 9229 6352.

SARISBURY GREEN: Royal British Legion, 366, Brook Lane. 8pm-10.30pm. The Clive New Big Band. (023) 9269 3988.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. Radical Dance Faction. Alternative. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Hudson Taylor. Plus special guests Kimberly Anne and Luke Ferre. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 7.30pm. Peter Pan the Panto. A pantomime performed by the Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. There will be a collection for the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Charity RNRMC. 07502 037 922.

PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. Bedales Drama – The Winter Production: Shockheaded Peter. A junk opera devised by the company and indebted to Improbable Theatre/Tiger Lillies’ original show. Admission free. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm doors. The Old Tyme Players Christmas Show. Admission £6. (023) 9269 2914.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Thriller Live. Featuring the songs of Michael and the Jackson Five. Admission: £16-£29.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WINCHESTER: Discovery Centre, Jewry Street (SO23 8SB). 7.30pm. Near Gone. A heartfelt story about survival, presented by Two Destination Language. Admission £12, concs. (01962) 840440.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: meet at King George V Playing Fields car park, Northern Road. 2pm. Lakeside, North Harbour Walk. Gentle paced walk around the private grounds of IBM. New walkers to arrive 1.45pm to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.

GOSPORT: meet Gosport Hard, 10.15am. CHA Walking Club Walk. Five-mile circular walk via Alverstoke. (023) 9225 4289 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: meet The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road, Copnor, 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore Walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond/longer walk to Milton foreshore. 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.

STANSTED FOREST: meet Main Avenue car park (GR SU753103). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. An eight-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (023) 9247 5785.

SOUTHSEA: meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am. Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront Walk. Through the Rose Garden and Rock Garden. 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.

THURSDAY, DEC 5

CAROL SERVICES

SOUTHSEA: House of Bethany, 7, Nelsn Road. 7.30pm, Advent Carol Service. Speaker the Rev Giles Harris-Evans, who will talk about the ecumenical accompaniment programme in Jerusalem. Cost £2.50. Please book on (023) 9283 3498.

COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. The Phoenix Comedy Club. Compére James Dowdeswell introduces three great comedians. Admission £9.50, concs. (01420) 472 664.

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: The Assembly Room, North Street. 7.30pm. Chichester Chamber Concert featuring Florilegium. Programme: Corelli and the Italian Connection, with works by Frescobaldi, Pasquini, Pergolesi, Locatelli, Gabrielli, Corelli and Vivaldi. Admission £15 (students free). (01243) 781312.

HORNDEAN: Blendworth Centre, Blendworth Lane (PO8 4AA). 7.30pm. Horndean Music Society Concert. Featuring Candida Bowtell (harpist). All welcome. Admission £7. horndeanmusicsociety.org.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Pranks and Penitence. Performing: R Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel; Hindemith: Mathis der Maler Symphony; Beethoven: Violin Concerto. Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier. Soloist: Augustin Hadelich (violin). Admission £15-£25. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor (PO3 6DE). 8pm. The Madding Crowd in Concert among the trees of our Christmas Tree Festival. More than 20 trees will be on display. Refreshments available. Admission £7. 07763 210 659, stcuthbertwithstaidan.org.uk.

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. With sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50 (inc refreshments). (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

LOCKS HEATH: St Jophn’s Church, 7, Church Road (S031 6LW). 10am-6pm. Crib Festival.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 2pm. Open Day. (023) 9269 2914.

PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton. 4pm-7pm. Christmas Tree Festival. All the trees have been donated and decorated by local groups and organisations. Admission by donation.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey, cards, jewellery, woodcraft, craft, cakes, and plants. Coffee and tea available. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Drftwood Studio/Gallery, 2a, North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. 2pm-7pm. Christmas Exhibition. Paintings, prints and driftwood creations by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter. colinmbaxter.co.uk.

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.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Philomena (12A); 8pm. Directed by Stephen Frears. Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan and Sophie Kennedy Clark. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Like Father Like Son (15); 7pm. Japan, 2013. Subtitled. Directed by Kore-Eda Hirokaz. Starring: Masaharu Fukuama, Machiko Ono and Yoko Maki. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Derrin Nauendorf. Acoustic singer-songwriter. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Mike Keating, 7pm; Luke and Sasha, 7.30pm; Sidewinder, 8pm; The Folsom, 8.30pm; The Jammers, 9pm; The Milkmen, 10.15pm; Open Mic (three songs each, just turn up and put your name down to play), 11pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. James George and friends Open Mic Night. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 8pm. Dave Hause. Acoustic, punk. (023) 8022 5612.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 7.30pm. Peter Pan the Panto. A pantomime performed by the Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. There will be a collection for the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Charity RNRMC. 07502 037 922.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. Time & Tide. A community play, specially written for Gosport by Cop the Needle Productions and featuring scenes from the town’s past. Admission £10. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7pm. George’s Marvellous Medicine. Roald Dahl’s masterpiece is presented by HumDrum. Admission £9, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Olivier Theatre, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. Bedales Drama – The Winter Production: Shockheaded Peter. A junk opera devised by the company and indebted to Improbable Theatre/Tiger Lillies’ original show. Admission free. (01730) 711511. bedales.org.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Thriller Live. Featuring the songs of Michael and the Jackson Five. Admission: £16-£29.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: meet Scott Road car park (off Military Road by The News Centre). 10.30am. Hilsea Lines Walk. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ with its abundance of wildlife. 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.

FRIDAY, DEC 6

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Georgie Loves Christmas Party. With Mr C. Admission £8 in advance, £10 on door. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm-2.30pm. It’s A Sin Room 2: Thunderdome. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-2.30am. It’s A Sin. With resident DJs Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Mike Wilmott; Jason Patterson and Lloyd Griffiths. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 2pm-4pm. Co-op Choir Carol Concert. (023) 9269 2914.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: John Pounds Church, High Street. 7.30pm. The Cantrelle Singers Christmas Concert. Admission £5 on door. (023) 9261 2406.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church, Green Road, Alverstoke. 11am-7pm. Christmas Tree Festival. Admission £3, concs.

LISS: Triangle Centre, Mill Road. 2pm-4pm. Beetle Drive. Join us for an afternoon of fun. No previous experience needed – just a sense of humour! Admission £2.50 (inc tea/coffee). (01730) 301000.

LOCKS HEATH: St John’s Church, 7, Church Road (S031 6LW). 10am-6pm. Crib Festival.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6.15pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy, Seichen, also Metamorphic Technique. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Donation £5/£6.

PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton. 11am-7pm. Christmas Tree Festival. All the trees have been donated and decorated by local groups and organisations. Admission by donation.

SOUTH HARTING: British Legion Hall, Church Lane. 11am-midday. Harting Village Market. Local produce and craft stalls. Home baking, cards, knitwear, jewellery, woodwork, home wares, gifts and more.

SOUTHSEA: Havelock Community Centre, Fawcett Road. 1pm-2.30pm. Mindful Living Club. Support for people interested in practising mindfulness in their daily lives. Admission £6 on the door. 07540 751 910.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7pm. Christmas Ladies Night. Gifts, pamper session, health and beauty. Admission £1. Free goodie bags. Fundraising raffle for The Eve Appeal. thelocaleventcompany.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Drftwood Studio/Gallery, 2a, North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. 10pm-5pm. Christmas Exhibition. Paintings, prints and driftwood creations by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter. colinmbaxter.co.uk.

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.

FILMS

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Philomena (12A); 3pm, 8pm. Directed by Stephen Frears. Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan and Sophie Kennedy Clark. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy with The Gift Band. Admission £25, concs. (01329) 223100.

PORTSMOUTH: Blue Anchor, London Road, North End. 8.30pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11.15pm. The Small Fakers. Tribute band. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. The Three Belles: In The Mood. The Three Belles bring you their very own 1940s experience night! Admission £15, concs. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 9pm. Mighty Shrimp. Two tone and ska tribute band.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Fendertones. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7pm. WWR Chrimbo Bash! Punk, rock, pop. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Scarlett Park. Christmas special. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 8.30pm-11pm. Live Jazz. Featuring: the FB Pocket Orchestra. (023) 9275 5944.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Lemon Pie. Rock/pop covers band. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 6pm. Krampusfest Willkommen ... St Nicholas’ Day. In association with the Southern Stammtisch of the Anglo-Austrian Society join us to celebrate the beginning of the traditional festive season. Admission £9, concs. (01420) 472 664.

FAREHAM: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 7.30pm. Peter Pan the Panto. A pantomime performed by the Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. There will be a collection for the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Charity RNRMC. 07502 037 922.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. Time & Tide. A community play, specially written for Gosport by Cop the Needle Productions and featuring scenes from the town’s past. Admission £10. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

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

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7pm. George’s Marvellous Medicine. Roald Dahl’s masterpiece is presented by HumDrum. Admission £9, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 6pm. Egypt to Africa. An evening of drumming and dance where the audience become part of the show. Admission: £22 (inc two-course meal). (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Thriller Live. Featuring the songs of Michael and the Jackson Five. Admission: £16-£29.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: meet Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront Walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. 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.

SATURDAY, DEC 7

CAROL SERVICES

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 7pm. The Rowans Hospice Carol Service and Fair. Admission £5 on door, in advance or on door. After the service we will draw our Christmas Grand Draw and enjoying the Festive Fair.

CLUBBING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 8pm-1am. Gosport Soul Club. Large dance floor (talc allowed). Admission £5 on door.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Madfams. Scott Atrill. A night of hard dance/hard house. Admission £5 on door. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm-2pm. Gland Rock Afterparty. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 10pm-2.30pm. Funkt*If*Ino Christmas Disco. Funkt*If*I*No All-Star DJs, plus Hand Solo on live percussion. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church, Green Road, Alverstoke. 6.45pm. Come and Sing Choruses from Handel’s Messiah. Admission free, retiring collection.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm. Haslemere Musical Society 90th Anniversary Concert. Performing Beethoven’s Symphony No 3 (Eroica). (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: All Saints Church, Commercial Road (PO1 4BT). 7.30pm. Portsmouth Baroque Choir in concert. Performing a programme of Christmas music including works by Vivaldi and Vaughan Williams, seasonal carols, mulled wine and mince pies. Admission £1-£10. (01329) 238068.

PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church, Battenburg Avenue, Copnor (PO2 0SN). 7pm. Christmas Music Concert. Performed by the Solent Male Voice Choir together with a guest group of handbell ringers. Admission £7 on door (inc mulled wine and mince pies. (023) 9237 4518.

SOUTHSEA: St Jude’s Church, Kent Road (PO5 3EL). 7.30pm. Charity Concert for Action for the Homeless/The Rainbow Centre. Performed by HMS Collingwood Volunteer Band, supported by Portsmouth Military Wives. The Rainbow Centre supports children with cerebral palsy and adults with a stroke, MS and Parkinson’s disease.

DANCING

SELBORNE: Gilbert White’s House and Garden, The Wakes, High Street, (GU34 3JH). 7.30pm-11pm. Regency Dance. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice with this fabulous festive treat. Admission £50, concs. Includes a Regency supper, with a warm glass of Negus upon arrival. (01420) 511275, gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk.

EVENTS

ALTON: High Street. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

CLANFIELD: Memorial Hall, South Lane. 10.30am-3.30pm. Clanfield Crafts. Featuring a variety of crafts, including macramé, knitting and crochet, silversmith jewellery, textiles, soaps and candles, fused glass, photography, etc. 07954 584 090.

EMSWORTH: Community Centre, Church Path. 10am-1pm. Emsworth Crafts 2013. A dozen or so local crafts people display their goods in the community centre. Goods include textiles, glass, jewellery, pottery, cards, wickerwork, etc.

FAREHAM: West Street pedestrianised precinct. 9am-2pm. Farmers’ Market. Sample before you buy from the people who actually produce, and taste the difference in quality whilst supporting your local farming and rural community. Also enjoy music from vocal duo Sulfiato followed by carols from the Warsash Band.

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 11am-6pm. Santa Specials. Ride on the light railway and meet Santa in his grotto with presents for the children. Live animals, the toy workshop, model railway display, seasonal refreshments, gifts. Pre-booking only. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-1pm. Composting for Beginners Workshop. Admission £10. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church, Green Road, Alverstoke. 11am-6.30pm. Christmas Tree Festival. Admission £3, concs.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street. 10am-midday. Christmas Coffee Morning. Cakes, books, toys, jewellery and much more. Everybody welcome.

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. 10am-midday. Advent Fair. Many festive stalls, including toys, tombola, CDs, Christmas gifts, books, cakes and pastries, etc. Admission 50p.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 7pm-10pm. Christmastime at Hollycombe! Visit Santa at Hollycombe this year where children will receive a good quality present. Christmastime at Hollycombe is a magical event and we operate only rides specially selected for the season. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

LOCKS HEATH: St Jophn’s Church, 7, Church Road (S031 6LW). 10am-6pm. Crib Festival.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Technology Department, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 10am-4pm. Solent Guild of Woodcarvers and Sculptors Carve-in. All welcome. (023) 9259 9153 for further information.

PETERSFIELD: Festival Hall, Heath Road. 9.30am-3pm. Giant Christmas Charity Market. More than 70 stalls including bric-a-brac, jewellery, craft, toys, cakes, books, collectables and gifts. Refreshments and lunches. Raising funds for the Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal. Admission free.

PETERSFIELD: Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Christmas in the Park. Meet Santa - a sell-out event including gifts, crafts and tractor ride. Pre-booking essential. (023) 9259 5040.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-2pm. Craft Fair. Teas and coffees available. (023) 9275 1441.

PORTSMOUTH: Port Solent. 10am-6pm. Festival of Christmas. Over 60 market stalls with a range of goods and gifts. Plus entertainment from the Top Bananas Stilt Walking Band, Stuart Clark the comedy reindeer-riding elf, etc.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor (PO3 6DE). 11am-5.30pm. Christmas Tree Festival. More than 20 trees will be on display. There will be live music from a range of local groups, including the Pompey Pluckers, schoolchildren and the church choir. Refreshments available. Admission £1.50 (under-16s admitted free). stcuthbertwithstaidan.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton. 11am-6.30pm. Christmas Tree Festival. All the trees have been donated and decorated by local groups and organisations. Admission by donation.

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church Centre, Gosport Road (PO14 2AS). 10am-12.30pm. Joy to the World. A joyful Christmassy, fun-filled morning for children aged five to 11. Juggling, face painting, craft, fun and games, the Christmas story, prizes and more. Admission is free.

WATERLOOVILLE: Church of the Sacred Heart & St Peter the Apostle, London Road. 2pm-4.45pm. Christmas Fair. Gift stalls and light refreshments. Children’s activities, including arts and craft, face painting, etc. Santa will be in his grotto, along with his elves to greet the children.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 10am. Christmas Bazaar. (023) 9226 4583, stgeorgesnews.org.

WHITELEY: Whiteley Community Centre, Gull Coppice. 2pm. Christmas Indoor Sale. Great gifts, health and beauty, plus a nearly new sale. Admission free. thelocaleventcompany.co.uk.

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: Drftwood Studio/Gallery, 2a, North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. 10pm-5pm. Christmas Exhibition. Paintings, prints and driftwood creations by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter. colinmbaxter.co.uk.

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

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Rock A Toons. Plus D Zodiac. Admission: members £4, guests £7.

HAVANT: The Westleigh Martin Road. 8.30pm. Velvet Imagination.

PORTSMOUTH: Graham Arms, 51, George Street. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 8pm. DJ Wacky.

ROGATE: Village Hall, North Street. 7pm doors for 8pm. Gala Club Night with First Chapter. Presented by Oakgate CMC. (01730) 892498.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Raiders. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7.30pm. DEAD EP Launch. Hardcore, metalcore. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. The Soul Suspects. Christmas Special. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Stone Free. 70s rock band. (023) 9282 1658.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. The Sensational Jonny Depps. (01329) 832123.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 6pm. Alice in Wonderland. Follow Proteus, with their trademark fusion of music, physical theatre, circus and puppetry, down the rabbit hole to Wonderland. Admission £11, concs. (01420) 472 664.

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: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 2pm, 7.30pm. Peter Pan the Panto. A pantomime performed by the Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. There will be a collection for the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Charity RNRMC. 07502 037 922.

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

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 11am, 2.30pm, 7pm. George’s Marvellous Medicine. Roald Dahl’s masterpiece is presented by HumDrum. Admission £9, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 7pm doors for 7.30pm. Memories. Variety show with the Centre Players plus special guests. Admission £2.50. (023) 9269 2914.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 4pm, 8pm. Thriller Live. Featuring the songs of Michael and the Jackson Five. Admission: £16-£29.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

BORDON/FARNHAM ROAD: meet Abbots Wood Enclosure (just south of Alice Holt Forest off the B325 (GR SU811411). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.30am. (01730) 264693.

SUNDAY, DEC 8

CAROL SERVICES

HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church Hall, Church Road, South Hayling. 5pm, Christingle Service.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 3pm, RNLI Carol Service.

PORTCHESTER: St Mary’s Parish Church, Portchester Castle. 4pm. Christingle Service.

PORTSMOUTH: St Aidan’s Church, The Lodge, Anchorage Park (PO3 5UH). 5pm, Christingle.

PORTSMOUTH: St James’ Church, 287 Milton Road, Milton. 6pm. Service of Readings and Music for Christmas. With the Chapel Choir of St John’s College, Southsea. Retiring collection. (023) 9273 2786.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 6.30pm, The News Carol Service. Join local schoolchildren and their families in celebrating the Christmas Story at a Christingle Service held with the support of The News.

CHURCH SERVICES

WIDLEY: Christ Church, London Road. 10.30am. Toy Service.

CONCERTS

EMSWORTH: St James’ Church, 19, Church Path. 7pm. Emsworth Concert Band Christmas Concert. Admission £5, in advance or on door. (023) 9248 3275.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra: Rusty Musicians. Have you ever dreamt of performing with a professional orchestra? Maybe you played a musical instrument in the past but not had the opportunity to play for many years? Then now is the time to dust off your instrument and revive your talent! Admission freez. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

DANCING

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

EVENTS

COWPLAIN: Cowplain Activity Centre, Padnell Road. 11am. Christmas Indoor Sale. Great gifts, health and beauty, plus a nearly new sale. Admission free. thelocaleventcompany.co.uk.

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

FARNHAM: Rural Life Centre, Old Kiln Museum, Reeds Road, Tilford. 11am-5pm. Santa Specials. Ride on the light railway and meet Santa in his grotto with presents for the children. Live animals, the toy workshop, model railway display, seasonal refreshments, gifts. Pre-booking only. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church, Green Road, Alverstoke. 11am-6.30pm. Christmas Tree Festival. Admission £3, concs.

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.

LIPHOOK: Hollycombe Working Steam Museum, Iron Hill. 7pm-10pm. Christmastime at Hollycombe! Visit Santa at Hollycombe this year where children will receive a good quality present. Christmastime at Hollycombe is a magical event and we operate only rides specially selected for the season. (01428) 724900, hollycombe.co.uk.

LOCKS HEATH: St Jophn’s Church, 7, Church Road (S031 6LW). 11am-6pm. Crib Festival.

PETERSFIELD: Queen Elizabeth Country Park. Christmas in the Park. Meet Santa - a sell-out event including gifts, crafts and tractor ride. Pre-booking essential. (023) 9259 5040.

PORTSMOUTH: Port Solent. 10am-4pm. Festival of Christmas. Over 60 market stalls with a range of goods and gifts. Plus entertainment from the The Highbury Area Band, Nikki the balloon-modelling elf, etc.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, Copnor (PO3 6DE). 2pm-5pm. Christmas Tree Festival. More than 20 trees will be on display. There will be live music from a range of local groups, including the Pompey Pluckers, schoolchildren and the church choir. Refreshments available. Admission £1.50 (under-16s admitted free). stcuthbertwithstaidan.org.uk.

WINCHESTER: Middlebrook Street and car park. 9am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

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: Drftwood Studio/Gallery, 2a, North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. 11pm-4pm. Christmas Exhibition. Paintings, prints and driftwood creations by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter. colinmbaxter.co.uk.

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.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Square Tower, Broad Street. 11am-4pm. Crafts in the Tower. An exhibition by artists and makers from the local area showcasing jewellery, ceramics, fine art, glass work, textiles, photography and wood turning. craftsinthetower.com.

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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (PG); 2.30pm. USA, 2004. Directed by Brad Silberling. Starring: Jude Law, Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido, London Road, Hilsea. Midday doors for 12.30pm-3.30pm. Dave Pearson’s Big Band Orchestra. (023) 9266 2440.

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

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road (off Clarence Parade). 2pm-4pm. The Jellyrollers with an afternoon of relaxing music. 8.15pm. The Milton James Four. Trad jazz. (023) 9275 2488.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. Grizzly and The Grasshoppers. (023) 9229 5195.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 2pm. Peter Pan the Panto. A pantomime performed by the Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. There will be a collection for the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Charity RNRMC. 07502 037 922.

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.

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.