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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 12

DANCING

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

ROGATE: Village Hall. 7.30pm. Scottish Country Dancing. Partner not necessary. New or experienced dancers welcome, as are visitors and new members. Admission: £3. (01730) 263008.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7.45pm-10.15pm. WACA Sequence Dance Club Christmas Ball. With local organist Larry Green. Visitors and new members are always welcome. (023) 0261 3409, 9271 0060.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins and Michael Taylor from Wallington and Bob Read. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Dazzle Exhibition. Featuring a spectacular display of art deco beaded dresses from the roaring twenties. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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: The Southsea Library Gallery, 19-20, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-5pm. Defragmentation. An exhibition of paintings, watercolours and ceramics by Toni Ndikanwu.

EVENTS

HAYLING ISLAND: United Reformed Church, Small Hall, Hollow Lane. 9.30am. Coffee Morning. Organised by Hayling Support Group for the Rowans Hospice. (023) 9246 4683.

FILMS

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. Take This Waltz (15); 1.45pm. Directed by: Sarah Polley. Starring: Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman. Admission £4.85, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Holy Motors (18); 7pm. France/Germany, 2012. Subtitled. Directed by Leos Carax. Starring: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes and Kylie Minogue. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: Coal Exchange, 21, South Street. English Quarter. (01243) 375866.

GOSPORT: Gosport and Fareham Rugby Football Club, Dolphin Crescent, PO12 2HE. 7.15pm-10.30pm. Gosport Jazz Club. Featuring: a warm-up session by the St Vincent Singers, followed by Gerry Brown’s Mission Hall Jazz Band. (023) 9269 3988, gosportjazz.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix. Featuring Secret Son.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Naked Beats. Live poetry plus music fusion. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Saw Doctors. Admission: £22 advance, £24 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. Tricorn. Plus special guests Shock Absober; and XII Boar. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

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.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Aladdin. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8.95, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 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.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Miracle on 34th Street. A magical, funny modern heartwarming Christmas tale. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WATERLOOVILLE: South Downs College Theatre, College Road. 7.30pm. Aladdin. BTec Level 3 Acting present this year’s college pantomime. Admission £6.50, concs. (023) 9279 7954, boxoffice@southdowhns.ac.uk.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Octagon Lounge, Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7pm-9pm. Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Fareham constituency meeting. Member of the public are invited to come along to see a presentation and talk to the elected members of the trust’s council of governors and a trust representative.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: meet Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Old Portsmouth Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. 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.

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: meet Bransbury Park Community Centre, Eastney Road. 10.30am. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

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.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road (PO5 3NB). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Howard. 07799 850 327, solentsocialising.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: meet Canoe Lake, St Helens Parade (GR SZ654983). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.05am. (01730) 269253.

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 13

CHURCH SERVICES

COSHAM: Church of St Peter and St Paul, Medina Road. 3.30pm. Christmas Messy Church.

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Milk Multi-Centre Student Night. Admission free before 8pm. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Chris Ramsey: Feeling Lucky. Stand-up. Admission £10, concs. (01329) 223100.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Fuction Room, Spur Road. 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Club-50 Disco. Golden oldies and disco classics. With Pete Travers. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk.

EVENTS

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.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-2.30pm. Gorgeous Beaded Gifts Workshop. Create and finish a selection of beaded gifts. Admission £18 (inc materials), must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: SEARCH, 50, Clarence Road. Art Deco Jewellery Making. Have a go at making your own ‘Dazzling’ jewellery. Young people (ages 12-17), 3.30pm-6pm; Adults (ages 18-plus) 6.30pm-9pm. Admission £12, inc materials (must be booked in advance). (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 10.30am. 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 works by June Cousins and Michael Taylor from Wallington and Bob Read. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Dazzle Exhibition. Featuring a spectacular display of art deco beaded dresses from the roaring twenties. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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: The Southsea Library Gallery, 19-20, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-5pm. Defragmentation. An exhibition of paintings, watercolours and ceramics by Toni Ndikanwu.

FILMS

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. Feelgood Film Thursday: Love Actually (15); 7.30pm. Directed by: Richard Curtis. Starring: Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Colin Firth. Admission £2 (inc light refreshments), must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

GIGS

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. House of Hats. Admission £7 in advance, £8 on door. (01730) 264291.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Dan Baird and Homemade Sin (legendary ex-Georgia Satellites). Country/rock. Admission £16.87. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm doors. The XX. Admission £21.50 in advance. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Ade Cull, 7pm; Heather-Elizabeth Bailey, 7.30pm; Tim Park and Taylor Abbott, 8pm; Kate Walder and Kevin Newell, 8.30pm; Scarlett Newton, 9pm; Monitorz, 9.30pm-10pm; comedian Matt Savage, 10.15pm; Polarity, 10.30pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Whole Lotta Led. Admission: £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. Guitar Hero Phil Owen. (023) 9275 2488.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Set Your Sales. Plus special guests: Prolong The Agony; Forever Can Wait; Griever; and Hold Me Down. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 6.30pm doors for 7pm. Crooning for a Bluesing. South Downs College BTec Extended Diploma Year 2 students present an evening of sweet sensational soul, fiery funk and juicy jazzy blues, marinated with a medley of Motown. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

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.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.15pm. The Nutcracker. The Royal Ballet, live from the Royal Opera House. Admission £10-£14. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Aladdin. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8.95, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 2pm, 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. 2pm, 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.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane. 7.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Pantomime, presented by Crofton Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £8, concs. (01329) 661143.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Miracle on 34th Street. A magical, funny modern heartwarming Christmas tale. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WATERLOOVILLE: South Downs College Theatre, College Road. 1.30pm, 7.30pm. Aladdin. BTec Level 3 Acting present this year’s college pantomime. Admission £6.50, concs. (023) 9279 7954, boxoffice@southdowhns.ac.uk.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Get-Together and American Supper. Social get-together with a quiz and silent auction, organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.

FAREHAM: Whiteley Primary School, Gull Coppice, Whiteley. 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Whiteley Wags Women’s Institute. Make new friends, learn new skills and enjoy yourself.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. Songs from the 1940s. Sung by Amy Baker, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.

PORTSMOUTH: Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, E Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southwick Hill Road, Cosham. 7pm-9pm. Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Portsmouth constituency meeting. Member of the public are invited to come along to see a presentation and talk to the elected members of the trust’s council of governors and a trust representative.

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.

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.

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.

SOUTHSEA: meet Southsea Community Centre, St Paul’s Square, King Street. 10.30am. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

FRIDAY, DEC 14

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Hard Core Legends. Old Skool, Druid and Vinyl Groover. Admission £5. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 11pm. Thunderdome. Admission free. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-late. It’s A Sin. With residents DJ Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

HORNDEAN: Barton Hall, Horndean Technical College, Barton Cross (PO8 9PQ. 7.30pm doors for 8.30pm. Comedy All Stars Christmas Show. Featuring: Lucy Porter, Craig Murray, Nathan Caton. Hosted by James Redmond. Admission £10. wegottickets.com/f/5084.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Nathan Caton , Kockov and Sara Pascoe. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: The Newell Centre, Riverside, St Pancras. 7pm. CAOS at Christmas . With an evening of festive music for all the family. Admission: £8, concs. (023) 8055 5366.

EVENTS

BOSHAM: Hamblin Hall, Bosham House, Main Road. 7pm-9pm. Reiki Sharing Circle. All welcome. (01243) 373746.

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Methodist and Pastoral Centre, High Street. 12.30pm-2.30pm. Emsworth Arts and Crafts Market. Browse the many arts and crafts made by local people. Unique Christmas gifts for friends and family. 07812 938 719.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. A Dickensian Mystery Dinner and Ghost Walk. Join us for this yuletide version of our murder mystery dinner. Admission £40. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Stamshaw Infant School, North End Avenue, Stamshaw (PO2 8NW). 4.30pm-7pm. Christmas Fayre. Many stalls, games for children, tea and coffee, craft making and a visit from Father Christmas.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins and Michael Taylor from Wallington and Bob Read. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Dazzle Exhibition. Featuring a spectacular display of art deco beaded dresses from the roaring twenties. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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: The Southsea Library Gallery, 19-20, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-5pm. Defragmentation. An exhibition of paintings, watercolours and ceramics by Toni Ndikanwu.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Skyfall (12A); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Sam Mendes. Starring: Daniel Craig, Helen McCrory and Javier Bardem. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95, North Street. The Cheese Doctors. (01243) 372351.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Ben Waters. Admission £12.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, Headley Road. 7pm. Blast from the Past – a Victorian Christmas. A family-friendly Christmas show featuring Chris Green and Jude Rees, accompanied by Sophie Matthews. Organised by Grayshott Folk Club. New members welcome. Admission £14, concs. (01428) 604798.

HAVANT: The Wheelwright Arms, 27, Emsworth Road. 9pm. Forever Queen. (023) 9248 3365.

LAVANT: Memorial Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Concert. Featuring T R Dallas (duo). Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. New Rock Godz Live: featuring Lip Service; Summers and Velvetine. Rock. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Front Bar, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm. The Jellyrollers. Good time groovies. (023) 9221 0437.

PORTSMOUTH: Kitsch N D’Or Restaurant, 37, Eldon Street. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Sweet ’n’ Hot. Jazz duo (vocal and piano). (023) 9286 1519.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. Remedysounds, 8pm; Skaraman, 9pm; Slick Minded Individuals, 10pm-11pm.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 6pm-late. Silhouetted by the Sea: The Southsea Bob Dylan Convention 2012. Friday night get together, including a Bob Dylan-related open mic night, including contributions from top local musicians, Dylan videos on the big screen, and Dylan audio on the sound system. rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Bon Jovi Experience. Admission: £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. The Sensational Debbie C. (023) 9275 2488.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. Party Night. With Vince Hilaire’s 70s classics. (023) 9229 5195.

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

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Spike’s Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. (023) 9282 1658.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 6.30pm. Cinderella. Pantomime starring Anne Charleston. Admission £11-£17, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. An Evening with Jenny Docherty. Join spiritualist medium Jenny Docherty in a demonstration of clairvoyance. Admission £10, must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

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.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Aladdin. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8.95, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.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.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. George Alagiah: Home From Home. Come and listen to the incredibly charismatic newsreader George Alagiah OBE discuss multicultural Britain, and his connection with Portsmouth where he spent time as a student at a boarding school. Admission £18, concs. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 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.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane. 7.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Pantomime, presented by Crofton Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £8, concs. (01329) 661143.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Miracle on 34th Street. A magical, funny modern heartwarming Christmas tale. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WATERLOOVILLE: South Downs College Theatre, College Road. 7.30pm. Aladdin. BTec Level 3 Acting present this year’s college pantomime. Admission £6.50, concs. (023) 9279 7954, boxoffice@southdowhns.ac.uk.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 10.15am, 1.15pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

SATURDAY, DEC 15

CHURCH SERVICES

BISHOPS WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church, Free Street. 4pm. Worship 24. 24 hours of worship until 4pm tomorrow, with Saturday Praise 7pm-9pm, and an Hour of Prayer from 9pm-10pm.

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Tribalistic. Psy trance, Zetanspore live pa. Jezawix, deltawave. Matt Loraine psy-co. Admission £5. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 9.30pm. Hipshaker Christmas Party. Featuring The Fliks. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

CONCERTS

BOTLEY: All Saints’ Church, High Street. 7.30pm. Christmas Concert. With the Augmented Choir of All Saints’ and local orchestra, conducted by David Burgess. Followed by seasonal refreshments. 07784 283 723.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street. 7.30pm. Christmas Concert. Performed by the Fareham Philharmonic Choir. Admission £9, concs, from (01329) 664948 or 213899.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 1pm. Classical Recital. Featuring The Horn Ultimatum. The horn quartet’s repertoire include orchestral and chamber music to musical-theatre and pop. Admission: £5, concs. (01252) 745444.

HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church, West Street. 7.30pm. University of Chichester Chamber Orchestra and Choir in concert. Performing a selection of works, including Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’ from the Four Seasons. (023) 9248 4520, rchavant.org.uk.

HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church, 24, Church Road. 7.30pm. Christmas Favourites. With the Renaissance Choir.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 7.30pm. Seasonal Celebrations. Presented by the Portsmouth Chorus and featuring Festival Brass and the Portsmouth Chorus Junior Choir. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9261 9726, theportsmouthchorus.com.

DANCING

WICKHAM: Community Centre, Mill Lane. 8pm-11pm. Ballroom Dance. Admission (advance ticket only): £4. (023) 9273 3393, 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

COSHAM: Red Lion car park, Spur Road. Midday. Christmas Carols with the Lime Grove Singers. Collecting donations for the local branch of the Alzheimer’s Society.

EMSWORTH: Tuppenny Barn, Main Road. Tuppenny Barn Christmas Fayre. With locally made festive gifts on sale. Seasonal refreshments, etc. Also Chidham Parochial Primary School will be singing traditional carols.

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. Illuminated specials from 5pm-6pm. Live animals (different each day), 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. 11am-midday. Storytime Christmas Special. Join us for festive stories and crafts. Suitable for under-10s, accompanied by an adult. Admission free, must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7pm for 7.30pm start. Winter, a celebration. With a three course dinner. A collection of winter tales from storyteller Michael O’Leary; old English folk songs, modern interpretations of seasonal classics, etc. Admission £28.50. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Allaway Avenue Shops, Paulsgrove. 11am. Lime Grove Singers, singing Christmas Carols around the Christmas Tree. Collecting donations for the local branch of the Alzheimer’s Society.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 11am. Southsea Boutique Markets with a vintage fashion show and lively entertainment in our fabulous classic venue. Admission free. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.

PORT SOLENT. 11am-5pm. Indoor Christmas Market. Browse the unusual gift stalls at our Christmas gift market with 30 stalls of gift inspiration for that difficult to buy present.

SOUTHSEA: The Garden @ Art Space, Art Space Portsmouth, 27, Brougham Road. 3pm-5pm. Winter Warming Whatnot. Join us to celebrate the fourth birthday of our garden, together with our friends at Southsea Greenhouse. Mulled wine, soup and festive nibbles.

SOUTHSEA: House of Bethany, 7, Nelson Road. 10am-4pm. Quiet Day. Led by Canon Nick Biddle. Please bring a packed lunch, drinks and tea provided. Admission: £6. Please let the Sisters know if you want to attend on 023-9283 3498 or ssb@sistersofbethany.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Palmerston Road. 10am-2pm. Hampshire Farmers’ Market. Enjoy the taste of local food.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4.15pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins and Michael Taylor from Wallington and Bob Read. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Dazzle Exhibition. Featuring a spectacular display of art deco beaded dresses from the roaring twenties. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

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: The Southsea Library Gallery, 19-20, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-2pm. Defragmentation. An exhibition of paintings, watercolours and ceramics by Toni Ndikanwu.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: Big Screen, Guildhall Square. Christmas Movie: Arthur Christmas (U); 1pm. The film tells the story of Santa’s clumsy son, Arthur as he attempts to save Christmas for one girl.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Skyfall (12A); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Sam Mendes. Starring: Daniel Craig, Helen McCrory and Javier Bardem. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95, North Street. Karaoke with Bex. (01243) 372351.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Majic Roundabout. Sixties, Beatles and Blues Brothers tributes.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm-11.30pm. Silhouetted by the Sea: The Southsea Bob Dylan Convention 2012. The Dylan Project. Special guests CP Lee and Bemis. Blues/Folk/Rock. Admission £9. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. Lee Ray.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 8.30pm-11pm. All or Nothing.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. Midday-6pm. Silhouetted by the Sea: The Southsea Bob Dylan Convention 2012. C P Lee in performance, and also presents a talk about Bob Dylan’s 1966 tour. The Dylan Quiz with your quizmaster Stuart Taylor. Videos on the big screen. Dylan on the sound system. All day swap meet. 8.30pm. Mary Jane. Celtic rock band. Free admission. 11.30pm-2am. Silhouetted by the Sea: The Southsea Bob Dylan Convention 2012. Apres gig together, videos on the big screen, and Bob Dylan related open mic night, with a great PA. All performers welcome. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Old Canal, Shirley Avenue. 8.30pm. Kenny Mayes.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. T-Rextasy. Admission: £12 advance, £14 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 8pm. The Galileo 7. Plus special guests: The Good Time Charlies. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. Spirit. Playing all the classics from the 80s. (023) 9229 5195.

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

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Doghouse. Rock covers party band. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue. 7.30pm doors. Orange Street. Plus DJ Rob Moore. Admission £6. (023) 9235 5245, therifleclub.com.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. Reavers Rant. (01329) 832123.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm, 6.30pm. Cinderella. Pantomime starring Anne Charleston. Admission £11-£17, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 11am, 2.30pm. The Very Snowy Christmas. Presented by Blunderbus Theatre Company. Admission: £7, concs. (01252) 745444.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. Traditional family panto. Admission: £15.50-£24, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 11.30am, 3.30pm. Aladdin. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8.95, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 2pm, 7pm. Christmas New Musical: Nutcracker. Directed by Richard Stride. Music and lyrics by Heather Uden. Admission £20, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 5pm. The Uncommercial Traveller. Arcola Theatre and Punchdrunk Enrichment invite you to take part in an after-dark audio-guided walk through the streets of Portsmouth, written and devised by local residents and developed here at the theatre. Admission free. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 11am, 3pm, 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.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane. 2pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Pantomime, presented by Crofton Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £8, concs. (01329) 661143.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Miracle on 34th Street. A magical, funny modern heartwarming Christmas tale. Admission: £9-£11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WATERLOOVILLE: South Downs College Theatre, College Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. Aladdin. BTec Level 3 Acting present this year’s college pantomime. Admission £6.50, concs. (023) 9279 7954, boxoffice@southdowhns.ac.uk.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 11am, 2.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

MIDHURST: meet North Street car park (GR SU888218). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A five-and-a-half-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.10am. (01730) 269253.

SUNDAY, DEC 16

CAROL SERVICES

BISHOPS WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church Hall, Free Street. 9.15am. Family Carol Service.

BISHOPS WALTHAM: St Peter’s Church, Free Street. 6.30pm. Traditional Carol Service.

HAVANT: St Faith’s Church, West Street. 3pm. Community Carol Service. Organised in conjunction with Havant Rotary Club. A service of readings and carols.

SOUTHSEA: St Jude’s Church, Kent Road. 6.30pm. Carol Service.

SOUTHSEA: St Simon’s Church, Waverley Road. 7.30pm. Carols by Candlelight. stsimons-southsea.org.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road. 6.30pm. Carols by Candlelight. A traditional service of carols and readings. (01329) 661154.

CHURCH SERVICES

SOUTHSEA: St Simon’s Church, Waverley Road. 10.30am. Family Nativity Service. stsimons-southsea.org.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road. 9.30am. Children’s Christmas Service. Led by the young people of the church. (01329) 661154.

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 2.30pm. Christmas Concert. Performed by the Portsmouth Light Orchestra. Including festive music such as Christmas Festival, Sleigh Ride and carols. Take part in our seasonal raffle and indulge in a mince pie and cuppa. Admission free. (023) 9237 1135.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 3pm. Milton Glee Club Christmas Concert. A concert for all the family. Admission £7.50-£12.50. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

EVENTS

ALTON: Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton. 10.30am-4.30pm. Jane’s Birthday. Join us to celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday. Tea and coffee available. (01420) 83262, jane-austens-house-museum.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening bingo and quiz night 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 (different each day), The Toy Workshop, Model Railway display, seasonal refreshments, gifts. Pre-booking only. (01252) 795571 or rurallife.plus.com/rlc.

HORNDEAN: Queen Elizabeth Country Park Visitor Centre, Gravel Hill. 10am-3pm. Crafts in the Park. Featuring a mix of art, crafts and home produce. (023) 9259 5040, hants.gov.uk/countryside/qecp.htm.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 10am-1.30pm. Petersfield Community Association’s Winter Market. Crafts, produce, paintings and prints, toys, hand made jewellery, textiles and so much more. (01730) 262081.

PORTSMOUTH: Lime Grove, Paulsgrove. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Christmas Carols with the Lime Grove Singers. Collecting donations for the local branch of the Alzheimer’s Society.

PORT SOLENT. 11am-5pm. Indoor Christmas Market. Browse the unusual gift stalls at our Christmas gift market with 30 stalls of gift inspiration for that difficult to buy present.

STUBBINGTON: Holy Rood Church, Gosport Road. 10am-1pm. Live Nativity. Come and meet the people and animals of the Christmas story. (01329) 661154.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4.15pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins and Michael Taylor from Wallington and Bob Read. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

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: Connaught Arms, Penhale Road, Fratton. 5pm. DJ Jimmy Ryan. With tunes from the 50s and 60s.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. Midday-4pm. Silhouetted by the Sea: The Southsea Bob Dylan Convention 2012. Andy Broad hosts a Dylan related blues jam - all musicians (and listeners) welcome! Videos on the big screen, and Dylan audio on the sound system. rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 7pm. Grieved. Plus special guests: The Long Haul; Rough Hands; Let It Die; and The Divorcee. Admission £4. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8pm. The Milton James Four. Trad jazz. (023) 9275 2488.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 6pm. Ugly Auntie. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 2pm. Foo Forgers. Acoustic Foo Fighter tribute. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Marmion Tavern, Marmion Road. 5pm-8pm. Steve Taylor..

SOUTHSEA: Lawrence Arms, Lawrence Road. 7pm. Arrows Karaoke.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 1pm-4pm. Live Jazz and Carols. Featuring: the Milton James Hot Four. (023) 9275 5944.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. From The Jam. Plus special guest Andy Muscat. Admission £20. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm. Cinderella. Pantomime starring Anne Charleston. Admission £11-£17, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Death at Downturn Abbey. A murder mystery dinner by Nick Scovell, presented by Interalia Theatre and Ferneham Hall. Admission £15, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 11am, 2.30pm. The Very Snowy Christmas. Presented by Blunderbus Theatre Company. Admission: £7, concs. (01252) 745444.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. Traditional family panto. Admission: £15.50-£24, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 2pm. Aladdin. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8.95, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 2pm, 6pm. Christmas New Musical: Nutcracker. Directed by Richard Stride. Music and lyrics by Heather Uden. Admission £18, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Meadow House Old People’s Home, 47-51, Stubbington Avenue, North End. 11am. Little Red Riding Hood. Presented by the Carousel Theatre Company. Refreshments provided. Admission free, but places must be booked on (023) 9266 4401.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. Midday, 4pm. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Pantomime starring Lisa Riley, Marcus Patrick and Aiden J Harvey. Admission £8-£21.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane. 2pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Pantomime, presented by Crofton Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £8, concs. (01329) 661143.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 11am, 2.30m. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.