What’s On for Wednesday November 21, 2012

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

WEDNESDAY, NOV 21

COMEDY

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7.30pm. Mark Watson: Live 2012. Admission: £16. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

CONCERTS

DENMEAD: All Saints Church, Hambledon Road. 7.30pm. Concert by the Band of HM Royal Marines School of Music. Classical pieces to military favourites. Tickets: £10, available from (023) 9226 8565.

PETERSFIELD: The Quad, Bedales, Steep. 7.30pm. The Cecilia Concert. All the school’s ensembles perform in a varied programme of vocal and instrumental music. There will be a traditional collection in aid of Cecily’s Fund. (01730) 711511, bedales.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Australian Voices in concert. Australia’s premier choir. Admission £15, concs. (020) 3286 6786, or theaustralianvoices.com.

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.

FAREHAM: Wallington Community Centre, Broadcut. 8.30pm-10pm. Social Ballroom/Latin Dance. 07775 444 811.

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. Visitors and new members are always welcome. (023) 9271 0060.

EVENTS

HEADLEY: Holme Primary School, Openfields (GU35 8PQ). 7pm-9pm. School Christmas Shopping Evening. Featuring a variety of stalls, a raffle and refreshments. Admission £2 (inc drink and mince pie).

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-1pm. Community BOOST Table Top and Craft Sale. Meet community organisations and craft businesses. Tables: 6ft at £4 and 4ft at £3. Refreshments available. (023) 9255 1706 or 9255 1303 to book a table.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 11.30am-2pm. Wednesday Lunch Club (two-course meal with tea/coffee). Raffles, quizzes, outings, talks, etc. Admission £4.50. (023) 9269 2914.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 10am-midday. Arts and Crafts Group. A welcoming and friendly group for the over 50s, with something different to do each week. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Belinda. 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.

PETERSFIELD: Physic Garden Room, off High Street. 10am-4pm. PACS Potters’ Ceramics Exhibition. Over 100 items of pottery and sculpture. Free admission.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 10am-5pm. Arts and Crafts Exhibition. Local artists showcase their latest work.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Flynns’ Art Exhibition. Featuring recent works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. 0845 6035631, flynnspaintings.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

BORDON: Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Station Road. The Five Year Engagement (15); 7.30pm. Directed by: Nicholas Stoller. Starring: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt & Rhys Ifans. Admission £5, concs. (01420) 472664, phoenixarts.co.uk.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Hope Springs (12A); 8pm. Directed by David Frankel. Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carrell. (01428) 642161 for further details.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. The Vow (12A); 1.45pm, 8pm. Directed by: Michael Sucsy. Starring: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum and Sam Neill. Admission £4.85, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Barbara (12A); 7pm. Germany, 2012. Subtitled. Directed by Christian Petzold. Starring: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: Coal Exchange, 21, South Street. Open Mic Night. (01243) 375866.

PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. Acoustix. Featuring Jack Martello, Natasha North plus Natalie Hall.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Walker/Broad album launch show. Acoustic/blues/country/folk. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

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

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. Big Mac’s Open Mike and Jam Session. New players welcome. (023) 9275 2488.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Barn Society. Plus Threepenny Thieves; Jump The Gun; Sahara Snow; and Distant Uproar. Admission £6. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

COSHAM: St Phillip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. 7.45pm. 3-4-50. Three one-act comedies presented by the Highbury Players. (023) 9238 7329.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7.45pm. Charles Dickens’ The Haunting. Starring David Robb and James Roach. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Ladyboys of Bangkok. The cast take you on a parade through comedy, cabaret and carnival beat with 16 of the world’s most entrancing beauties. Admission £21.50. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Communicating Doors. Time travelling comedy thriller by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WATERLOOVILLE: South Downs College Theatre, College Road. 7pm. Dynamic Freeze. The 2012 winter dance show, performed by South Downs College dance students. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9279 7954.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: Jacob’s Well Family Church Hall, Layton Road, Bridgemary. 2pm-4pm. Wednesdays at The Well. For the over-50s. Interesting speakers, quizzes, etc. Admission £2 per session (inc tea/biscuits). (023) 9250 2298.

GOSPORT: meet Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower Coffee Shop, Priddy’s Hard. 6.15pm for 6.30pm. Ghastly Ghost Walk. Discover fate of former workers in an eerie guided walk through the historic buildings of the Royal Navy’s former munitions stores, led by Victorian coroner Edgar Goble. Admission £5, inc tea/coffee from 6.15pm. (023) 9250 5600, explosion.org.uk.

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.

PARK GATE: Talisman, 3, Bridge Road (SO31 7GD). 8.30pm. Solent Socialising S&S Club Night. A member of IVC. Have fun and meet new friends. Host Ed. 07801 278 602, solentsocialising.org.uk.

PETERSFIELD: Petersfield Community Centre, Love Lane. 2.30pm-4pm. JWM Turner’s England. Illustrated talk by Bernard Allen, organised by the Petersfield U3A. Visitors and new members welcome.

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: 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.

WALDERTON: meet GR SU788104. 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A seven-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.25am. (01730) 269253.

THURSDAY, NOV 22

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Milk Multi-Centre Student Night. Admission free before 8pm, £3 after. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.

CONCERTS

OLD PORTSMOUTH: St Thomas’ Cathedral, High Street. 1.10pm. Lunchtime Live! Featuring David Dewar, Chippenham Parish Church (organ). Admission: £2.50, concs. (023) 9282 3399.

EVENTS

DENMEAD: All Saints Church car park, Hambledon Road. 9am-midday. Focus4 Car Boot Sale. Bookings: (023) 9225 2507.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church Hall, West Street. 7.30pm. Christmas Unwrapped. Discover and share practical ideas about engaging with children and families over Christmas. Hosted by Libby Norris, children’s and families work consultant. (023) 9289 9678.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. Meet the Author: Kate Mosse. Who will be taking about her writing life and her new book. Admission: £5, concs. (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4.30pm. Craft Club. All welcome. (023) 9269 2914.

PORTSMOUTH: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place (off Clive Road). 2pm-4pm. Friendship Club for the over 55s. With lots of different activities each week. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9278 0500.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 9.30am-11.30am. St George’s Market. Eggs and home made preserves, honey, cards, jewellery, wood craft, 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 works by Belinda. 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.

PETERSFIELD: Physic Garden Room, off High Street. 10am-4pm. PACS Potters’ Ceramics Exhibition. Over 100 items of pottery and sculpture. Free admission.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 10am-5pm. Arts and Crafts Exhibition. Local artists showcase their latest work.

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. Hope Springs (12A); 8pm. Directed by David Frankel. Starring: Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carrell. (01428) 642161 for further details.

GIGS

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Stylistics. Admission £22.50. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Keigh James presents: Nick Drake and William Blake. Acoustic. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Sasha Mattissen, 7pm; Stevie D, 7.30pm; Lee Coneley, 8pm; Matt McGowan, 8.30pm; Mellor, 9pm-10pm; The Smiley Campbell Band, 10.15pm; Iain Sillars, 11.15pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.

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

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Dodgy. Admission: £15 advance, £17 door. (023) 8055 5366.

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

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Petr Hook and The Light perform Unknown Pleasures. Plus Tiny Phillips. Admission £20. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

COSHAM: St Phillip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. 7.45pm. 3-4-50. Three one-act comedies presented by the Highbury Players. (023) 9238 7329.

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Presented by Hull Truck Theatre. Admission £14.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7.45pm. Charles Dickens’ The Haunting. Starring David Robb and James Roach. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. The Depository. A devised performance by English and Drama students from the University of Portsmouth. Admission £5. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.

PORTSMOUTH: The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood. Admission £12.50, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2pm, 7.30pm. The Nutcracker. Presented by the English National Ballet. Admission: £10-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. 10cc. 40th anniversary tour. Admission £23-£29. (023) 9282 8282.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Communicating Doors. Time travelling comedy thriller by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WATERLOOVILLE: South Downs College Theatre, College Road. 7pm. Dynamic Freeze. The 2012 winter dance show, performed by South Downs College dance students. Admission £5, concs. (023) 9279 7954.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 8pm. Jasmin Vardimon: Freedom. Directed and choreographed by Jasmin Vardimon. Admission: £16, concs. Pre-show discussion at 6.15pm and post-show Q&A (both free but please reserve your place). (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

DRAYTON: Drayton Methodist Church Hall, Havant Road. 2pm. Christmas Extravaganza. With Pam Welch. Club competitition: With Christmas in Mind. Organised by Cosham and District Floral Society. Refreshments available; visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9237 9868.

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 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.

SOUTHSEA: St John’s College Auditorium, Grove Road South. 7pm for 7.30pm. St John’s College Politics Society meeting. Graham Stuart, Conservative MP for Beverley and Holderness, will address the society. Refreshments available. stjohnscollege.co.uk.

FRIDAY, NOV 23

CLUBBING

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7pm-10.30pm. Snap Dance Night. An alcohol and drugs free dance night for young people between 11 and 16. Admission £6. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Funk 8D presents Ben Prince. Fresh upbeat house music. Admission £5. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm. Neon Ballroom Room Two! Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm. Neon Ballroom. With Bullet For My Valentine DJ set. Admission £5. (023) 9286 3911.

DANCING

PETERSFIELD: Tithe Barn, Old Ditcham Farm, Ditcham (GU31 5RQ). 7pm-11.30pm. The Jitterbug Ball Barn Dance. Admission £15 (£7 for children). In aid of the Rowans Hospice. (023) 9223 7142, rowanshospice.co.uk for tickets.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Ballroom and sequence with music provided by Brenda &W Sounds. Admission: £2.50. (023) 9242 5331.

EVENTS

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: The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Faulty Towers Murder Mystery. Brasil! There’s a dead body in my soup! Admission £18.50 (inc two-course meal), concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street. 10.30am. Coffee Morning. Coffee, chat, cakes and a chance to raise funds.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted House. Midday-8pm (last entry 7pm). A Christmas Festival at Stansted. A feast of Christmas past, present and future. Admission £6 (under-16s free). achristmasfestival.com.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Belinda. 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.

PETERSFIELD: Physic Garden Room, off High Street. 10am-4pm. PACS Potters’ Ceramics Exhibition. Over 100 items of pottery and sculpture. Free admission.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 10am-5pm. Arts and Crafts Exhibition. Local artists showcase their latest work.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Library, West Street. 9.30am-5pm. Flynns’ Art Exhibition. Featuring recent works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. 0845 6035631, flynnspaintings.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

BORDON: Forest Community Centre, Pinehill Road. 5.30pm doors. We Bought a Zoo (PG). Directed by: Cameron Crowe. Starring: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson and Elle Fanning. Admission £5, concs. (01420) 488978.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. The Sweeney (15); 8pm. Directed by Nick Love. Starring: Hayley Atwell, Damian Lewis and Ray Winstone. (01428) 642161 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: No 6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Historic Dockyard. Killing Them Softly (18); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Andrew Dominik. Starring: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and James Gandolfini. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. Bringing Up Baby (U); 7pm. USA, 1938. Directed by: Howard Hawks. Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Charles Ruggles. Admission £6, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

GIGS

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

FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Celtic Fiddle Festival. Admission £15.50, concs. (01329) 223100.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Robi Lee Disco.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Jazz Morley: Stories Tour. Admission £9.90-£11, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

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

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Forest Floors, Splinter Box, Kodiak Jack and Zamos. Rock. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Chicago Blues Brothers. Featuring 30 classics of the era. Admission £17-£21. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. Dave Barrett, 8pm; All Or Nothing, 9pm-11pm.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Mothrrfolkers Reunion. With special guests: An Seisiun, plus many more from all those years ago. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Tap, London Road, North End. 8.30pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. Five By Five.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Paul Carrack. Admission: £24 advance, £26 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. Mickey and Grace. (023) 9275 2488.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. An Evening with Frank and Dean. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Trevor John. Rock duo/trio. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Oasish: the definitive Oasis tribute. Plus Days of Speed: acoustic tribute to the music of Paul Weller. Admission £8. (023) 9286 3911.

WICKHAM: The Kings Head, The Square. 9pm. Strange Brew. (01329) 832123.

STAGE

COSHAM: St Phillip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. 7.45pm. 3-4-50. Three one-act comedies presented by the Highbury Players. (023) 9238 7329.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 8pm. Charles Dickens’ The Haunting. Starring David Robb and James Roach. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. Chez Moi/ Ni Omnibus. A duo of physical theatre made up of two solos and the wonderful magic of illusion from extraordinary French circus artists Jean Paul Lefeuvre and Didier Andre. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.

PORTSMOUTH: Tiger Tiger Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays. 10pm. X Factor Friday. If your favourite X Factor finalist was voted off the show last Sunday, see them perform live tonight. Admission £5 before 11pm. (023) 9288 2244.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. The Nutcracker. Presented by the English National Ballet. Admission: £10-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Hall Theatre, Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 7.30pm doors for 8pm. Haywire. Comedy by Eric Chappell, presented by The Lee Players. Admission £8 in advance or on door. Box office: (01329) 662128, croftoncommunitycentre.org.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Communicating Doors. Time travelling comedy thriller by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke. 7.30pm. Trust Work and Reserves of the New Forest. Talk by John Durnell, head of conservation, West Hants. Organised by the Gosport branch of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £2.50 (students/children £1).

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, NOV 24

CLUBBING

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Revelation presents The Haslam. Slinky a night of uplifting and ethoric trance. Admission £3 before 8pm, £5 after. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 9pm-2am. The Wolf Cub Club. Admission free. (023) 9286 3911.

COMEDY

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 8pm. Robin Ince: In Happiness Through Science. A whistle stop tour of 400 years of opera, presented by Opera Box. Admission £12, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Tiger Tiger Portsmouth, Gunwharf Quays. 6pm doors for 8pm-10pm (last entry 7.45pm). Jongleurs Comedy Night. Tonight’s line up is Danny Buckler, Stuart Black, The Raymond & Mr Timpkins Revue and Daliso Chaponda. Admission £15. (023) 9288 2244.

CONCERTS

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 1pm. Classical Recital. Featuring baroque ensemble Battaglia. Admission: £5, concs. (01252) 745444.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: The Michael Nott Rotunda, Portsmouth Grammar School, High Street. 7.30pm. Portsmouth Music Club Concert. Featuring The Anemos Wind Quintet. Visitors and new members warmly welcomed. Admission: £7 on door. portsmouthmusicclub.org.uk.

WEST MEON: St John the Evangelist Church, Church Lane. 7.30pm. Handel’s Messiah. Performed by Botley Choral Society to mark its 90th birthday. Tickets: £12/£10, under-16s free, available on (01489) 890007.

DANCING

COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club, 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.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls Ballroom, Bury Road. 7.30pm-11.45pm. Freestyle Jive Dance to the music of Berni Woods, plus DJ. 50s era jive music. (023) 9242 8732.

NORTH MUNDHAM: Village Hall. 8pm. Chichester Country Music Club Dance. Featuring: Montana. Admission: £5. (01243) 527966, 787008, or (01489) 896323.

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

EVENTS

BEDHAMPTON: St Nicholas’ Church, Belmont Grove. 10am-midday. Christmas Bazaar. Free admission. (023) 9248 3013.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 11am-midday. Lanterns Story Time Special. Come and make your own festive lanterns. Suitable for under-10s accompanied by an adult. No need to book but places limited. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: High Street/Lawrence Square. Gosport Christmas Festival. Includes Christmas craft and gift market, family entertainment, music, carols, Christmas Light switch-on at 5pm, followed by fireworks.

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green. 10am-1pm. Christmas Market. Includes grand raffle, activities for children, lots of stalls, refreshments, and entertainment. 07709 919 602.

HAVANT: St Joseph’s Church Hall, West Street. Midday-3pm. Christmas Bazaar. Christmas decorations, home-made produce, books, tombola, cakes, bric-a-brac, nearly new, jams, groceries, jewellery, refreshments, bottle store, etc. Father Christmas and many other attractions. Admission 20p. All profits to Bamenda West Africa. (023) 9248 4520, rchavant.org.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 10.30am-4pm. Lovely Things: Christmas Art, Craft and Food Fair. Offering a large selection of original and tempting gifts. Admission free. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

LISS: Triangle Centre. 9.30am-midday. Indoor Market. With a large selection of stalls selling everything from home made cakes, scones, fudge and preserves, bread, hand-made cards, knitwear, jewellery, ceramics, hand-made soaps and general gift items. (01730) 301000 to book a stall.

PORTCHESTER: St Mary’s Church, Portchester Castle. 10.30am-4pm. Christmas Fayre. Santa’s Grotto, stalls, food fayre, refreshments, etc. All welcome. (023) 9232 1380, 9261 1503.

PORTSMOUTH: All Saints Church, Commercial Road. 11am-2.30pm. Christmas Fayre. Many stalls, including toys, tombola, books, nearly new, arts and crafts, bottle stall, raffle and light refreshments. Also to include carol singing with the Buckland Play Park Association Choir.

PORTSMOUTH: Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, Eastney. 1pm-5pm. Steam Weekend. See the magnificent Boulton and Watt Beam Engine in its original site. Admission free. (023) 9282 7261.

PORTSMOUTH: The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 8pm. Roman Murder Mystery: A Bloody Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Don your togas and thinking caps to find the killer. Admission £18.50 (inc two-course meal), concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Willow Centre for Children, Battenburg Avenue, North End. 10am-midday. Christmas Fayre. Lot to do and buy. Visit from Father Christmas.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted House. 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm). A Christmas Festival at Stansted. A feast of Christmas past, present and future. Admission £6 (under-16s free). achristmasfestival.com.

SOUTHSEA: St Margaret’s Parish Rooms, Highland Road. 10am-midday. Christmas Fayre. Hosted by Southsea Morning Women’s Institute. Refreshments, tombola, many craft stalls, etc. Admission 20p adults.

WATERLOOVILLE: St George’s Church Hall, Hambledon Road. 90.30am. Christmas Fair. In aid of the Rowans Hospice. Refreshments available. Admission a modest 30p.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 1pm-4.15pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Belinda. 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.

PETERSFIELD: Physic Garden Room, off High Street. 10am-4pm. PACS Potters’ Ceramics Exhibition. Over 100 items of pottery and sculpture. Free admission.

PETERSFIELD: St Peter’s Church, The Square. 10am-5pm. Arts and Crafts Exhibition. Local artists showcase their latest work.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Library, West Street. 9.30am-1pm. Flynns’ Art Exhibition. Featuring recent works by Maureen and Terry Flynn. 0845 6035631, flynnspaintings.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. Liberal Arts (12A); 7pm. USA, 2012. Directed by Josh Radnor. Starring: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen and Zac Efron. Admission £7.50, concs. 07435 029 408, no6cinema.co.uk.

GIGS

EMSWORTH: The Railway Inn, 95, North Street. Phil Gooding. (01243) 372351.

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Eternal Flame.

GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Social Club, Hill Road. 7.30pm. Benny Gallagher. Accompanied by Bob Wood. Support from Lindsay Ullman. Admission £14. (01428) 604798.

HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 8pm. Upbeat Beatles. Tribute. (01428) 642161 for further details.

Accompanied by Bob Wood. Support from Lindsay Ullman. Admission £14. (01428) 604798.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. Jammers.

PORTSMOUTH: Old Canal, Shirley Avenue, Milton. 8.30pm. Just Gary.PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. The Silhouettes, 8pm; Hotsteppers, 9pm; Emiliyah and the Mighty Z All Stars, 10pm-11pm.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Party Night at the RMA. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Druids Arms, Binstead Road. Kenny Mayes.

PORTSMOUTH: The Tap, London Road, North End. 8.30pm. Reactor 1. reactor1.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Dolphins.

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

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Slade and Sweet. With a night of pure unadulterated rock n roll. Admission £24.50-£26.50. (023) 9282 8282.

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

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue. Casino Night. Featuring Paddy Edgar singing Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond and many more. Plus DJ Rob Moore. Admission £6. (023) 9235 5245, therifleclub.com.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 8pm. Dreadzone. Plus DJ Matt Clark. Admission £15. (023) 9286 3911.

STAGE

BORDON: Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Station Road. 7.30pm. Snared. Written by Floyd Toulet. Starring Suzanne Proctor and Philip Poole and featuring Manny Mvula. Admission £11, concs. (01420) 472664, phoenixarts.co.uk.

COSHAM: St Phillip’s Hall, Hawthorn Crescent, Highbury. 7.45pm. 3-4-50. Three one-act comedies presented by the Highbury Players. (023) 9238 7329.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Feel The Rhythm – Revitalised! Presented by the KK School of Dance. Admission £11. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 8pm. Charles Dickens’ The Haunting. Starring David Robb and James Roach. Admission: £15-£26.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 7.30pm. Robin Hood. Oddsocks, shake up the traditional tale. Admission £10-£18, concs. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. The Nutcracker. Presented by the English National Ballet. Admission: £10-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Hall Theatre, Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Lane. 7.30pm doors for 8pm. Haywire. Comedy by Eric Chappell, presented by The Lee Players. Admission £8 in advance or on door. Box office: (01329) 662128, croftoncommunitycentre.org.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Communicating Doors. Time travelling comedy thriller by Alan Ayckbourn. Admission: £11. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.

WALKS & TALKS

IPING COMMON: meet Iping Common car park (south of the A272 between Rogate and Midhurst) (GR SU852219). 10am. Petersfield Ramblers Club Walk. A six-and-a-mile walk. Cars leave Petersfield Town Station at 9.35am. (01730) 269253.

SUNDAY, NOV 25

COMEDY

PORTSMOUTH: Rose in June, 102, Milton Road. 7pm doors for 8pm. Mirth Control Comedy Club. Featuring: Jonny Awsum, Yianni Agisilaou, Zahra Barri and Gavin Inskip. MC Kevin Shepherd. Admission £7 in advance, £8 on door. (023) 9282 4191.

CONCERTS

BOTLEY: All Saints Church, High Street. 7.30pm. Handel’s Messiah. Performed by Botley Choral Society to mark its 90th birthday. Tickets: £12/£10, under-16s free, available on (01489) 890007.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Halls, Bury Road. 2pm-4.30pm. Theatre Pipe Organ Concert. Featuring Paul Francis from Southampton. Admission £5. (01329) 310592.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 5pm. Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and Pieces performed by massed bands. Presented by the University of Portsmouth Music Society. Admission £10, concs. (023) 9282 8282.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Hill Park MWM Club. Evening bingo and quiz night in the lounge.

FAREHAM: West Street. Christmas Lights Switch-on. A day of family entertainment from 11am-5.15pm, hosted by The Breeze 107. Peppa Pig will be switching the lights on at 4.30pm.

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church Parish Centre, Green Road, Alverstoke. 1pm-4pm. Made with Love. 07429 232 409 for further details.

PORTSMOUTH: Beam Engine House, Henderson Road, Eastney. 1pm-5pm. Steam Weekend. See the magnificent Boulton and Watt Beam Engine in its original site. Admission free. (023) 9282 7261.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 11am-3pm. Boutique Market. Browse the vintage-style indoor market with a fine selection of crafts, handmade wares and vintage clothing. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church, Crasswell Street. 7.30pm. Prepare the Way of the Lord. To prepare for Advent and our celebration of Christmas a series of evenings looking at the coming the light of the world – the evenings will include candlelit worship, reflections and discussion. Each evening ending about 9pm.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Stansted House. 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm). A Christmas Festival at Stansted. A feast of Christmas past, present and future. Admission £6 (under-16s free). achristmasfestival.com.

SOUTHSEA: St Jude’s Church, Kent Road. 10.30am. Funday Sunday, breakfast, coffee, Sunday newspapers, children’s activities and quickfire presentation. 4pm. Come and See, invite friends to this more traditional service, followed by tea and cakes.

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. 1pm-4.15pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by Belinda. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

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 and photography. craftsinthetower.com.

PETERSFIELD: Physic Garden Room, off High Street. 10am-4pm. PACS Potters’ Ceramics Exhibition. Over 100 items of pottery and sculpture. Free admission.

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

GOSPORT: Barley Mow, 31-33 Ann’s Hill Road. 3pm. Reactor 1. Acoustic set. reactor1.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: George & Dragon, 137, Kingston Road (PO2 7EB). 8pm. Open Mic Night.

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Road, Milton. 7pm-10pm. Open Mic/ Karaoke. Featuring and hosted by Matt McGowan. Everyone is welcome to simply turn up and perform a few songs.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8pm-11pm. Tongues and Grooves. Featuring critically acclaimed poet and translateor Martyn Crucefix, plus Irish folk trio The Hanging Tree. 07775 244 573, tongues-and-grooves.org.uk, rmatavern.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 7.30pm doors. Karnataka. Admission: £13 advance, £15 door. (023) 8055 5366.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 2pm. The Fabulous Rachael Hawnt and guests. (023) 9229 5195.

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

SOUTHSEA: Marmion Tavern, Marmion Road. 5pm-8pm. Greg Valentine.

SOUTHSEA: Sirloin of Beef, 152, Highlands Road. 1pm-3.30pm. Helen McD and the Hot Club MacDiva Trio. Enjoy some cool jazz and blue tunes with guitar, bass and the versatile vocals of Helen MacD.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 9pm. Alley Cats Open Mic Night. (023) 9282 1658.

SOUTHSEA: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue. 4pm-9pm. DJ Dave Shirley. With songs from the 60s and 70s. (023) 9235 5245, therifleclub.com.

STAGE

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 5pm. Feel The Rhythm – Revitalised! Presented by the KK School of Dance. Admission £11. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 7pm. Reverie: The life and loves of Claude Debussy. Starring Dominic West and Lucy Parham. Admission: £19.50-£21.50, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: New Theatre Royal, Guildhall Walk. 2.30pm, 7.30pm. Robin Hood. Oddsocks, shake up the traditional tale. Admission £10-£18, concs. (023) 9264 9000, newtheatreroyal.com.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 2.30pm. The Nutcracker. Presented by the English National Ballet. Admission: £10-£45. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.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.