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COFFEE

PORTSMOUTH: Scout Headquarters, Paignton Avenue, Baffins. 10am. 54th Portsmouth Scout Group Coffee Morning. Coffee, bric a brac, books and clothing.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum of the Royal Navy, PO1 3NH. 10.30am-12noon. HMS - Hear my story: People’s Stories Coffee Morning. Discover someof the amazing people behind the Navy over the past 100 years and explore their achievements and adventures through artefacts and photographs. Admission free, booking essential. Contact (023) 9272 7595 or email community@nmrn.org.uk for details.

DANCING

WATERLOOVILLE: Community Association, 10 Maurepas Way, PO7 7AY. 7.45pm-10.15pm. W.A.C.A. Sequence Dance Club. Tea and biscuits available. Admission £3, new members welcome. Contact Michael on (023) 9271 0060.

EVENTS

BEDHAMPTON: Bedhampton Community Centre, Bedhampton Road. Havant Cage Bird Society Christmas Social. (023) 9237 9301.

FARNHAM: Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak. 10am-12.15pm. Evergreen Christmas Wreaths. Resident enthusiasts demonstrate how to make an evergreen wreath from forest materials. Admission £16, includes tools, materials, instruction and refreshments. Visit forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt for more information.

FRATTON: St Mary’s Church Fratton Road, Portsmouth. Noon. Mass and Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support the Churches Homeless Action Appeal.

SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks. Offering friendship activities and speakers. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Belinda and David Johnson.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm Mon to Sat. The Artists Rifles. Exhibition showcasing the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Free admission, closed Suns and Bank Holidays. For more information visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-5pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Craft Emergency 2014. Craft Emergency winner, Malene Hartmann Rassmussen, will be displaying her work alongside 12 other artists from across the globe. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Seven Ages Of Woman, Photography Exhibition By UoP Graduate Tyran Hawthorn. Free admission. PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An artist at Sea onboard HMS Argyll and Tireless. A body of work by Jules George depicting the experiences of HMS Argyll and the submarine HMS Tireless on active deployment. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 92727582.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8.30am-5.30pm. Kroma: Kate Bishop Exhibition. Illustrations inspired by Scandinavian living and Kate’s love of colour.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune. In a New York apartment Johnny is trying to persuade his colleague that they have something special. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30 and 7.30pm. An Ideal Husband. A comedic play by Oscar Wilde about blackmail and political corruption starring Patricia Routledge. Tickets: £8.50-£42. Call 01243 781 312 or visit cft.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Fisher Hall, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, PO2 8ER. 7.30pm. Little Panto on the Prairie. The Admirals’ Players present this pantomime based on the book by Joe Allan. Call 07906 887709 for tickets and more information.

WALKS & TALKS

COPNOR: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 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 City Council’s ‘Independence & Wellbeing Team’. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.

NORTH HARBOUR: Meet at King George V playing fields car park, Northern Road. 2pm. Lakeside walk. Suitable for all, gentle paced walk around the private grounds of IBM. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s ‘Independence & Wellbeing Team’. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the 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 City Council’s ‘Independence & Wellbeing Team’. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.

PORTSMOUTH: Lecture Theatre 1, Richmond Building, Portland Street, PO1 3DE. 6.55pm. Christmas Lecture - Realm of the Giants: New Views of the Outer Solar System. Lecture by Dr Leigh Fletcher of the University of Oxford. Visitors are invited to give £1.50 to cover expenses. For more information email padps-owner@yahoogroups.com or visit port.ac.uk/physsoc
SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Cafe, St Helens Parade. 10.30am. Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront Walk. Goes through the Rose Garden and Rock Garden, suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s ‘Independence & Wellbeing Team’. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.

TOMORROW

COMEDY

BORDON: The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre. 8pm. The Phoenix Comedy Club. An evening of comedy with three great comedians and one hilarious compere. Featuring Jonny Awsum, Tania Edwards and Matt Green. Tickets £9.50, concessions £8.50. Book onlineat phoenixarts.co.uk or call (014) 2047 2664.

CONCERT

CHICHESTER: The Assembly Room, North Street. 7.30pm. Chichester Chamber Concerts. Hannah Marcinowicz on the clarinet/saxophone and the Maggini String Trio. Music by Crusell, Beethoven, Alan Rawsthorne, Gershwin and Piazzolla. Tickets: £17, free for people aged 8-25 free. For more information visit chichesterchamberconcerts.com
SOUTHSEA: The Bullfrog Blues Club at the NBECSA, Onslow Road. 8pm. Stompin’ Dave’s Blues3. Tickets: £6-£10. Visit stompindave.com for more details.

DANCING

HORNDEAN: Merchistoun Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea dance. Includes sequence dances and some ballroom.Admission £2.50, includes refreshments. Call (023) 9226 6177.

EVENTS

EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10am-11.30am. Country market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, crafts.

FAREHAM: Fareham Methodist Church, Kings Road. 10am-6pm. Christmas Tree Festival. Admission £2 for adults, free for children. Includes drink and mince pie.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 7pm-9pm. After Hours. The return of the popular open mic night with compere Annette. Spoken word, poetry and acoustic all welcome.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12noon. Thursday Chat and Tea Club. Come along for tea, cake and a very warm welcome. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.

WATERLOOVILLE: St. George’s Church Hall. 9.30am-11.30am. St. George’s Market. Stalls selling home produced craft, jewellery, cards, cakes, preserves, eggs and unusual gifts. Tea/coffee is available.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Belinda and David Johnson.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm Mon to Sat. The Artists Rifles. Exhibition showcasing the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Free admission, closed Suns and Bank Holidays. For more information visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery

PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An artist at Sea onboard HMS Argyll and Tireless. A body of work by Jules George depicting the experiences of HMS Argyll and the submarine HMS Tireless on active deployment. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 92727582.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-5pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Craft Emergency 2014. Craft Emergency winner, Malene Hartmann Rassmussen, will be displaying her work alongside 12 other artists from across the globe. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Seven Ages Of Woman, Photography Exhibition By UoP Graduate Tyran Hawthorn. Free admission.

PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8.30am-5.30pm. Kroma: Kate Bishop Exhibition. Illustrations inspired by Scandinavian living and Kate’s love of colour.

GIGS

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm. Play@The RMA. Live music from Winter’s Hill, Still Available, Lyndsey Lang, Beth Oliver Band, The Paper Trains and The Dead Scene Revival. Free admission. Will be broadcast live at thursdaymusic.co.uk

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune. In a New York apartment Johnny is trying to persuade his colleague that they have something special. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.
CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30 and 7.30pm. An Ideal Husband. A comedic play by Oscar Wilde about blackmail and political corruption starring Patricia Routledge. Tickets: £8.50-£42. Call 01243 781 312 or visit cft.org.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT, 7.30pm. The Cultural Front 1914-1918. Soop theatre present an engaging exploration of wartime culture. Tickets: £5, booking line (023) 9252 3463.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Sleeping Beauty. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman and performed by Bench Theatre Company. For more information call (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: Fisher Hall, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, PO2 8ER. 7.30pm. Little Panto on the Prairie. The Admirals’ Players present this pantomime based on the book by Joe Allan. Call 07906 887709 for tickets and more information.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Church of St John the Baptist, Redhill Road, PO9 6DF. 7.30pm. The Vicar of Dibley - The Second Coming. Performed by Denmead Operatic Society. For tickets and more details call (023) 9283 8683.

WALKS & TALKS

HILSEA: Meet at Scott Road car park, off Military Road by The News Centre. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ where there is an abundance of wildlife. Organised by The Independence & Wellbeing Team. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.

PORTSEA: Meet at TheJohn Pounds Centre, off Queen Street. 2pm. Slow, short walk to Victoria Park. Organised by The Independence & Wellbeing Team. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.

SOUTHSEA: Grove Road South, PO5 3QW. 7.30pm. St John’s College Politics Society meeting. Military historian Professor Sir Hew Strachan address the society, refreshments available. Free admission.

FRIDAY, DEC 5

CONCERT

COPNOR: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, 7.30pm. Highbury Area Band. Seasonal concert among 24 decorated Christmas trees. Tickets: £7, available on the door or in advance from Sue Walker on 07763 210659.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fareham Methodist Church, Kings Road. 10am-6pm. Christmas Tree Festival. Admission £2 for adults, free for children. Includes drink and mince pie.

PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road. Social Club for the over 50’s. £1.50 group subs. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Belinda and David Johnson.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm Mon to Sat. The Artists Rifles. Exhibition showcasing the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Free admission, closed Suns and Bank Holidays. For more information visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery

PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An artist at Sea onboard HMS Argyll and Tireless. A body of work by Jules George depicting the experiences of HMS Argyll and the submarine HMS Tireless on active deployment. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 92727582.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-5pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Craft Emergency 2014. Craft Emergency winner, Malene Hartmann Rassmussen, will be displaying her work alongside 12 other artists from across the globe. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Seven Ages Of Woman, Photography Exhibition By UoP Graduate Tyran Hawthorn. Free admission. PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8.30am-5.30pm. Kroma: Kate Bishop Exhibition. Illustrations inspired by Scandinavian living and Kate’s love of colour.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: The Rainbow. 8.30pm-11pm. Rustyn George’s Triffick. Email rustyn.george@hotmail.co.uk

FAREHAM:Hill Park M.W.M. Club, Highlands Road. 8pm. Boss Hogg. Live ska music. Free admission. Call 02084 012310 for more information or visit hpmwmc.co.uk for more details.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune. In a New York apartment Johnny is trying to persuade his colleague that they have something special. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.
CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30 and 7.30pm. An Ideal Husband. A comedic play by Oscar Wilde about blackmail and political corruption starring Patricia Routledge. Tickets: £8.50-£42. Call 01243 781 312 or visit cft.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Sleeping Beauty. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman and performed by Bench Theatre Company. For more information call (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: Fisher Hall, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, PO2 8ER. 7.30pm. Little Panto on the Prairie. The Admirals’ Players present this pantomime based on the book by Joe Allan. Call 07906 887709 for tickets and more information.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Church of St John the Baptist, Redhill Road, PO9 6DF. 7.30pm. The Vicar of Dibley - The Second Coming. Performed by Denmead Operatic Society. For tickets and more details call (023) 9283 8683.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Meet at The Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Seafront Walk.

Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. Organised by The Independence & Wellbeing Team. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.45pm. Christmas Reading. Come along and hear reviews of new work that you might be considering for Christmas. Includes a run through of the 2014 Booker Short List and some advice from a librarian on what is happening on the children’s book scene. Tickets: £6, £5.40 concessions, includes glass of warm winter punch.

SATURDAY, DEC 6

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 8pm. The Havant Comedy Club. Fundraising evening of Christmas Comedy hosted by the Guide Award winning Joe Wells. Contains adult humour. Tickets: £20 in advance.

CONCERT

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church. 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Contact 07886 467 453.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church, PO7 7EH. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Baroque Choir-Christmas Concert. Malcolm Keeler directs a concert of seasonal music from Renaissance to Modern, including audience participation carols, mulled wine and mince pies. Tickets: £10, concessions available. Contact 01329 238068.

DANCING

PORTSMOUTH: Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane (PO3 5XT). 8pm-11pm. ALN Ballroom Dance. Admission £4. No bar, BYO. 07980 058 310, ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Drayton Centre, 238, Havant Road, Drayton (PO6 1PA). 7pm for 7.30pm. Christmas Dance and American Supper. Fundraiser for the centre. Admission £8. (023) 9237 7630, 9236 2926.

EVENTS

BORDON: The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre. 10am-2pm. Watercolours. Learn how to create watercolour paintings with Kathy Green who will guide you through the techniques needed to paint your own artwork. Suitable for beginners and those who want to ‘brush up’ on their skills. Admission £20, concessions £15.

COPNOR: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Road, 11am to 5pm. Christmas Tree Festival. Twenty-four trees decorated by local groups to view. Musical entertainment, craft activities for families and refreshments. Father Christmas will be there from 2pm to 4pm. Admission: £2 adults, accompanying children go free. Visit stcuthbertwithstaidan.org.uk

FAREHAM: West Street, 9am. Farmers’ Market and Christmas Craft Fair.

Up to 40 vendors will be selling seasonal wares until 2pm, including freshly picked organic fruit and vegetables to free range eggs, fish from local waters, rare breed meats, home-baked bread and cakes and preserves. Craft and gifts will be on sale until 3pm. Accompanied by live music performed by Irish group Shenanigans.

FAREHAM: Fareham Methodist Church, Kings Road. 10am-4pm, carols at 3.30pm. Christmas Tree Festival. Admission £2 for adults, free for children. Includes drink and mince pie.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 1pm-3pm. Braided Jewellery with Elizabeth Ashdown. Textile artist and Craft Emergency 2014 exhibitor, Elizabeth Ashdown, will work with you to create your own braided jewellery. Admission £25. Visit aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: National Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 1.30pm-4.30pm. Christmas Wreath Workshop. Work alongside florists to learn new techniques and skills whilst creating a beautiful wreath from a range of materials that is ideal for your home or to give as a gift. Admission £22 including all materials and refreshments. Booking essential. Contact (023) 9272 7595 or email community@nmrn.org.uk for further information.

PORTSMOUTH: Port Solent, PO6 4TP. 10am-6pm. Waterside Christmas Market. 60 festive stalls offering an array of gift ideas, complete with entertainers, a brass band, mulled wine, mince pies and Father Christmas. For more information visit portsolent.com
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 10.15am-11.30am. Top Banana Workshop Days. Circus Skills including diablo and juggling. Single session £6.25, Five sessions £28.75. Call 07944 286278 or email topbananacircus@gmail.com

WATERLOOVILLE: Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Peter Apostle Church, London Road. 9.30am-12pm. Christmas Fair.Stalls, free parking, Father Christmas, a grand draw refreshments and children’s painting competition.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Belinda and David Johnson.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm Mon to Sat. The Artists Rifles. Exhibition showcasing the work of soldiers from the Artists Rifles volunteer regiment. Free admission, closed Suns and Bank Holidays. For more information visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery

PORTSMOUTH: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An artist at Sea onboard HMS Argyll and Tireless. A body of work by Jules George depicting the experiences of HMS Argyll and the submarine HMS Tireless on active deployment. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 92727582.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-5pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-4pm. Craft Emergency 2014. Craft Emergency winner, Malene Hartmann Rassmussen, will be displaying her work alongside 12 other artists from across the globe. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Seven Ages Of Woman, Photography Exhibition By UoP Graduate Tyran Hawthorn. Free admission. PORTSMOUTH: City Museum, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. Lest We Forget ... remembering Portsmouth people and the First World War. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Pompey special. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. Admission free. (023) 9283 4779, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.

GIGS

FAREHAM:Hill Park M.W.M. Club, Highlands Road. 8pm. Back to Back. An evening of live music. Free admission. Call 02084 012310 for more information or visit hpmwmc.co.uk for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: The Stag, New Road. 8.30pm-late. Kenny Mayes 50’s+60’s. All welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: Mr Pickwick, Milton Road, Milton. 8.45pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

PURBROOK: The Woodman. 9pm-11.15pm. Rustyn George Band. Email rustyn.george@hotmail.co.uk

ROGATE: Village Hall, North Street. 7pm doors for 8pm. Christmas Party, featuring First Chapter. Presented by Oakgate Country Music Club. (01730) 892498.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Minerva Theatre, Oaklands Park. 7.45pm. Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune. In a New York apartment Johnny is trying to persuade his colleague that they have something special. Tickets: £24-£33. 01243 181312, cft.org.uk.
CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30 and 7.30pm. An Ideal Husband. A comedic play by Oscar Wilde about blackmail and political corruption starring Patricia Routledge. Tickets: £8.50-£42. Call 01243 781 312 or visit cft.org.uk.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Murders on the Orient Express are Announced - a murder-mystery dinner by Nick Scovell. Admission: £34 with a three-course dinner. fernehamhall.co.uk, 01329 231 942.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 2.30pm. Sleeping Beauty. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman and performed by Bench Theatre Company. For more information call (023) 9247 2700.

PORTSMOUTH: Fisher Hall, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, PO2 8ER. 2.30pm. Little Panto on the Prairie. The Admirals’ Players present this pantomime based on the book by Joe Allan. Call 07906 887709 for tickets and more information.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Church of St John the Baptist, Redhill Road, PO9 6DF. 2.30pm. The Vicar of Dibley - The Second Coming. Performed by Denmead Operatic Society. For tickets and more details call (023) 9283 8683.

WALKS AND TALKS

FARNHAM: Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak. 10am-11.30am. Guided Nordic walks. Weekly walks for adults with prior experience led b ytrained volunteers. £4 admission. Contact 01420 23666 to book or visit forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt for more information.