What’s on for Wednesday December 11, 2013

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

WEDNESDAY, DEC 11

CHURCH SERVICES

WATERLOOVILLE: St Georege’s Church, Hambledon Road. 7.30pm, Light up a Life Service for Naomi House Children’s Hospice.

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 with local organist Larry Green. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9271 0060.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Local and Naval Studies Centre, High Street. 10am-12.30pm. Naval History Drop-in Clinic. Having difficulties finding a naval ancestor or information about the ships they served on? Come along and meet our expert for free help and advice. (023) 9252 3463.

LISS: Triangle Centre, Mill Road. 6pm-8pm. Liss Village Christmas Fayre. Warm up inside! Mulled wine and mince pies, craft stalls, Christmas raffle, children’s fun fair. (01730) 301000.

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.

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

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Zero Dark Thirty (15); 1.45pm. Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow. Starring: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton and Chris Pratt. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: The Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix featuring Telephone Road.

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.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 10.30am, 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.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 1.30pm, 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.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, High Street. 8pm. Doubt. A play by John Patrick Shanley, presented by CCADS. 07834 367 659 for tickets.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7pm. Aladdin. TFT’s first panto. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 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

GOSPORT: The Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke. 7.15pm start. Members’ Evening and Christmas Social. Organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society Gosport Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-familyhistory.com/groups/gosport.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Road. 1.45pm for 2pm. Haslemere Flower Club Annual General Meeting. Exhibit: Christmas Cones. Visitors and new members welcome. nafas.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: meet Petersfield Town Station, 10.25am, to catch the 10.32am 67 bus to Pidham Bottom. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk for an eight-mile walk back to Petersfield. (01730) 260454.

PORTCHESTER: meet in the main Portchester Castle car park. 2pm. Portchester Castle. Suitable for beginners. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: Lecture Theatre 1, Richmond Building, University of Portsmouth, Portland Street. 7pm. Star Glitter – The Story of Gold. Talk by Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell OBE FRS, University of Oxford, organised by the Portsmouth and District Physical Society. Admission £1.50. (023) 9284 5396, port.ac.uk/physsoc.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection Hall, Brecon Avenue, Drayton. 7.45pm. Christmas Traditions. Illustrated talk by John Mordaunt, organised by the Friends of Portsdown Hill. All welcome. Admission £2 (inc refreshments). (023) 9232 5570.

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 12

COMEDY

BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 8pm. Bob Slayer: Worldwide Idiot (or The Broken Table Benefit Gig). Admission £10, concs. (01420) 472 664.

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.

HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Centre, Dunsbury Way (PO9 5BG) 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission: £3, inc tea/biscuits. (023) 9307 7596, 07950 730 274.

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

EVENTS

COWPLAIN: St Wilfrid’s Church, Padnell Road (PO8 8DZ). 3.15pm-5.45pm. Messy Church. Christmas crafts, celebration and food. Children must bring an adult.

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: 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.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 5pm. The Tenth Edge. Documentary photography exhibition. (023) 9286 3911.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Roman Holiday (U), 8pm; USA, 1953. Directed by: William Wyler. Starring: Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn and Eddie Albert. (023) 9229 1346, portsmouthfilmsociety.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Gloria (15); 7pm. Chile, 2013. Subtitles. Directed by Sebastian Lelio. Starring: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández and Diego Fontecilla. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11pm. Big Boy Bloater. Solo show. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8pm. Edith Piaf – A Celebration of a Legend. With Tina May and her musicians. Admission £10-£12. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Glen Malo, 7pm; Eloise Keating, 7.30pm; Aviv, 8pm; Jerry Williams, 8.30pm; Rouge, 9.30pm; The Silhouettes, 10.15pm; We Are Farmerlee, 10.45pm.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. 6.30pm. Desolated Video Shoot. Metal. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 8.30pm-11pm. Live Jazz and Carols. Featuring: the Milton James Four. (023) 9275 5944.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 10.30am, 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.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 1.30pm, 7pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.15pm. The Nutcracker. Live ballet from the Royal Ballet. (01428) 642161 for further details.

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.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Square Tower, High Street. 8pm. Doubt. A play by John Patrick Shanley, presented by CCADS. 07834 367 659 for tickets.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 7pm. Aladdin. Fun, fantasy and flying carpets in this family panto. Admission: £16, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane (PO14 2PP). 7.30pm. Aladdin. A pantomime presented by Crofton Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £8, concs. (01329) 661143.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7pm. Sleeping Beauty. Starring Tony Adams, Christopher Maloney, Amy Morris and Danniella Westbrook. Admission £8-£22, concs. (023) 9282 8282 for tickets.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7pm. Aladdin. TFT’s first panto. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 1.30pm, 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

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Get Together and American Supper. The evening will include some recreational activity. Organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut. 7.15pm-9.30pm. Tudor Times ... a light hearted look at life in Tudor times with Mary Kinoulty, plus an American supper, organised by the Hampshire Genealogical Society Fareham Group. Visitors and new members welcome. hgs-familyhistory.com/groups/fareham.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. Save the Children. Talk by Jennifer Dalmeny, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.

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 13

CLUBBING

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm-2am. Wolf Cub Club Room Two. Skaboot Sale. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-2am. Wolf Cub Club. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

ROWLANDS CASTLE: St John’s Church, 120, Redhill Road. 7.30pm, Music for Christmas. Concert by Havant Light Opera. Admission £10 (inc glass of wine). (023) 9241 2425.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £3. (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

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.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10a,-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

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Road, West Town. White Christmas (U); 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Directed by: Michael Curtiz. Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Rosemary Clooney. Admission £3-£4. (023) 9246 6363.

LIPHOOK: Millennium Centre, 2, Ontario Way (GU30 7LD). Hitchcock (12A); 8pm. Biopic directed by: Sacha Gervasi. Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren and Scarlett Johansson. (01428) 723889 for tickets.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Muscle Shoals (PG); 7pm. USA, 2013. Directed by Greg ‘Freddy’ Camalier. Starring: Rick Hall, Aretha Franklin and Keith Richards. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: Pallant Suite, South Pallant. 6.30pm doors for 7.45pm-10.15pm. Chichester Jazz Club. Featuring Gareth Williams and Dave Green. All welcome. Admission £11. (01243) 776001/380910, chichesterjazzclub.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Young’Uns. Admission £13.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Ralph’s Karaoke Night.

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7.30pm. Christmas Special starring Magpie Lane. Traditional English folk at its finest! Organised by Grayshott Folk Club. New members welcome. Admission £14. (01428) 607096, grayshottfolkclub.co.uk, grayshott.com/folk.

GOSPORT: Windsor Castle, 33, St Thomas’ Road. 9pm-11pm. Angie Haynes Blues Band.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.30pm-11pm. Jazz Morley (band show). (01428) 642161 for further details.

LAVANT: Memorial Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Concert. Featuring Bob and Carol Gordon. Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

PORTSMOUTH: Connaught Arms, Guildford Road, Fratton. 8pm. The Racketeers.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 9pm. Snagg and Diggs. Rock covers band.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Nothing Yet (ex Running On Empty). All welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 8.30pm-11pm. Live Jazz and Carols. Featuring: the Milton James Four. (023) 9275 5944.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Power of Three. Blues trio. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. The Smyths. Tribute band. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 10.30am. 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. 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, 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. 7pm. Aladdin. Fun, fantasy and flying carpets in this family panto. Admission: £16, concs. (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane (PO14 2PP). 7.30pm. Aladdin. A pantomime presented by Crofton Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £8, concs. (01329) 661143.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7pm. Aladdin. TFT’s first panto. Admission: £9, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 10.15am, 1.30pm. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Written and directed by James Barry with music by Simon Slater. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke (PO12 2ET). 7.30pm. Christmas, the Holly and the Ivy, an entertainment. Talk by Richard Hedley, followed by Hilary Percival’s quiz, organised by the Hampshire and IoW Wildlife Trust, Gosport Branch. All welcome. Admission £2.50, concs.

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.