What’s on from Friday, December 11 – Thursday, December 17, 2015

Make some Christmas cupcakes at a workshop on Thursday.

Make some Christmas cupcakes at a workshop on Thursday.

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lTODAY
CONCERTS

HAYLING ISLAND: St. Mary’s Church, Church Road. 7.30pm. The Wonder of Christmas choir concert. With audience participation and refreshments. Tickets £8 for adults and £2 for students and children. Call (023) 9311 3011 or call into Morris Dibben Estate Agents, Mengham.

SOUTHAMPTON: Sarisbury Green Community Centre, The Green, Sarisbury Green, SO31 7AA. 7.30pm. Christmas Sounds Express Concert. With Solent Sounds Ladies Chorus and The Papertrains. Tickets £7.50, £6.50 for concessions (under 16 or over 60). Raffle, refrehsments and a licensed bar. For tickets call 07968 096054.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church, Green Road, Alverstoke, PO12 2ET. 11am-6pm. Alverstoke Christmas Tree Festival. With 80 decorated trees and over 700 musicians performing. Adults £3, seniors £2 and under 16s free. All welcome.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1BT. 7.30pm. Shep Woolley’s grumpy old matelot Christmas shopping list. An evening of songs and stories to prepare you for Christmas.

with turkeys, tinsel, laundrettes, nativities, a brand new CD and more.

Tickets £10. Call the booking line (023) 9252 3463.

MILTON: Beddow Library, Milton Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Milton Social Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

PAULSGROVE: Paulsgrove Healthy Living Centre, Allaway Avenue. 2-4pm. Friendship Club. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Froddington Arms, Fratton. 8pm. Charity evening for Southampton PICU and Doing it for the kids. Organised by The Southcoast Skinheads and The Froddington Arms. Portsmouth FCs Touchline Tony will host the event and Alan Knight MBE will be a special guest. Any donations are greatly received. Search The Froddington arms on Facebook for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Mayfield School, Mayfield Road, PO2 0RH. 3pm-5pm. Christmas fair. Say hello to Santa at his grotto, school house stalls, gifts to buy, raffle prizes, tombola and refreshments. Adults 50p, children 20p. Raising funds for the school.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PA. 10am-11pm. Christmas at the Castle. With markets and stalls, a yuletide slide, a winter champagne bar, a nativity petting zoo, a funfair, face-painting and more, plus live music performances on each day. Adult tickets are £6-£10 and child tickets are £1-£5. Visit Christmascastle.co.uk for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Prints by Sue Meredith. Prints of pen and wash paintings, which are of buildings in local towns and cities. Greeting cards on sale. Free entry. Call (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Remfry: We Think the World of You. A selection of drawings of people with their dogs by British artist David Remfry RA, taken from the newly published book We Think The World of You. Featuring well-known faces including Alan Cumming, Susan Sarandon, Ethan Hawke and philanthropist Agnes Gund. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. A contemporary installation in the Queen Anne townhouse by the American multimedia artist Michael Petry. Utilising traditional glass-making techniques Petry’s installation creates a dialogue with the Gallery’s historic glass collections, exploring questions of gender, craftsmanship and decoration. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. David Jones (1895-1974) was a painter, engraver, poet and maker of inscriptions. This exhibition displays some 80 works from throughout Jones’s life. Call 01243 774557 or email info@pallant.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. The story of children’s television from 1946 to today. Tracing the history of children’s television, bringing together seven decades of iconic objects, memorabilia, merchandise, clips and images. With interactives for kids. Free admission. Call (023) 9283 4779 or visit portsmouthcitymuseums.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 9am-5pm. Footsteps to the Square: A reflective journey to Portsmouth Guildhall. By University of Portsmouth fine art student Ailsa Brims. The exhibition has 18 black and white images showing people rushing past the Guildhall and Eldon Building, which is home to the University’s Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries. Call (023) 9387 0200 or visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

SOUTHSEA: King’s Ship, 96 Marmion Road, PO5 2BB. 12pm-6pm. Legacy. Vagabond (mobile) gallery is a curatorial platform led by Oana Damir. In this entirely photographic exhibtion he has curated the work of Madeleine Waller and Mattias Pettersson. The concept is about pondering on essential questions like what is important, what should be encouraged and with all the information available today, how to focus on quality and craft as well as matter over superficiality. Call (023) 9307 3478.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Spike’s Leg-Endary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for details of other events.

SOUTHSEA: Rosies Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove, PO5 1JF. 8.30pm-11pm. Jazz and carols. Call (023) 9275 5944 or visit rosies-vineyard.co.uk.

MARKETS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane, PO14 2PP. 9am-12pm. Stubbington Country Market. With cakes, savouries, dairy and gluten free products, crafts, flowers, fruit and vegetables. Everything is home baked, hand crafted, or home grown. Free parking.

STAGE
HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 7pm. The BFG. A multi-media production of Roald Dahl’s 1982 classic. Tickets £9, £8 concessions, family of four £30. Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road, PO5 2QJ. 7.30pm. That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show. Tickets £22.50 and £25.50. Visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk or thatllbetheday.com.

WALKS & TALKS

SOUTHSEA: Meet at the Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Seafront walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information. 
WATERLOOVILLE: Clanfield Memorial Hall, South Lane, PO8 0RB. 7.30pm. The Star of Bethlehem. Hampshire Astronomical Group welcomes Dr Mark Kidger for this seasonal lecture about the star of Bethlehem. £3 for non-members. Tickets available on the door. For more information on this talk e-mail peta.bosley@hantsastro.org.uk. For more information on Hampshire Astronomical Group go to hantsastro.org.uk.

lTOMORROW

CONCERTS

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, PO6 2AP. 7.30pm. Denmead Brass Band concert. With a Christmas flavour to get you in the mood for the season. Admission £5, buy tickets in advance or on the door. Call (023) 9242 1849.

FAREHAM: Holy Trinity Church, West Street. 7.30pm. Christmas Carols and Messiah. Presented by Fareham Philharmonic Choir. Adults £9.50, concessions £7.50, under 16’s £2. Tickets available on the door or from Jane Moon, call 01329 664948.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church, Castle Street, PO16 9PS. 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir concert. 
PORTSMOUTH: Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TZ. 11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm. Live performance from Hampshire Rock Choir. To entertain late night shoppers and raise money for The Rainbow Centre.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Sherborne Road, PO19 3AT. 7.30pm. A Caos Christmas Cracker. An evening of seasonal music. Mince pies and mulled wine are included in the price of your ticket. Call 07745 230778 for more information. 
GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church, Green Road, Alverstoke, PO12 2ET. 11am-6pm. Alverstoke Christmas Tree Festival. With 80 decorated trees and over 700 musicians performing. Adults £3, seniors £2 and under 16s free. All welcome.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Royal Naval and Royal Albert Yacht Club, 17 Pembroke Road, PO1 2NT. 2pm. Kaiser’s Pirates: Hunting German Raiding Crusaders’ Nick Hewitt. £3 admission. Call (023) 9283 1461 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PA. 10am-11pm. Christmas at the Castle. With markets and stalls, a yuletide slide, a winter champagne bar, a nativity petting zoo, a funfair, face-painting and more, plus live music performances on each day. Adult tickets are £6-£10 and child tickets are £1-£5. Visit Christmascastle.co.uk for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Prints by Sue Meredith. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Remfry: We Think the World of You. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. Discover the most influential art movements to have shaped 20th century British modern art in a selection from Southampton City Art Gallery’s collection. Free admission. Visit hants.gov.uk/gosport-gallery.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 10am-2pm. Footsteps to the Square: A reflective journey to Portsmouth Guildhall. See ‘Today’ for full details.

SOUTHSEA: King’s Ship, 96 Marmion Road, PO5 2BB. 10am-6pm. Legacy. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: The Brick Kiln Garden Centre, Bognor Road, PO20 1EJ. 11am-3pm. Stacey Turner. Free. Call 01243 756175 or visit brickkilngardencentre.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. The Moonshine Mothers. Motherfolkers revisited. Visit rmatavern.co.uk for details of other events.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8.30pm. Diva DJ. Xmas party tunes. Call (023) 9278 0860.

SOUTHSEA: Rosies Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove, PO5 1JF. 8.30pm-11pm. Jazz and carols. Call (023) 9275 5944 or visit rosies-vineyard.co.uk for more information.

MARKETS

SOUTHSEA: Palmerston Road. 9am-5pm. Love Southsea Christmas Market.

STAGE

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 11am & 2.30pm. The BFG. A multi-media production of Roald Dahl’s 1982 classic. Tickets £9, £8 concessions, family of four £30. Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk for more information.

WALKS & TALKS

HILSEA: Meet at the Blue Lagoon, London Road, PO2 9RP. 10.30am. Walk. Walk along the foreshore footpath to the Mountbatten Centre and back. A flat and paved route. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9284 1762 for more information.

WORKSHOPS

HAVANT: Making Space, 2 Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, PO9 5BN. 10.30am-1.30pm. Reach Out Christmas family workshop. Offering children with additional need sthe opportunity to enjoy exciting workshops, learn new skills and make friends. £10 per child. For ages 7 and above. Children welcome on their own too. Call (023) 9247 2491 to find out more or book a place. 


lSUNDAY

CONCERTS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 3pm. Christmas concert. MGC Choir, Royal Marine ASSN. Concert Band. Tickets £6.50-£14. Call 0844 847 2362.

DANCING

FAREHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, PO17 5AL. 1.30pm-4pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. £3 including tea and biscuits. Large car park. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church, Green Road, Alverstoke, PO12 2ET. 12pm-6pm. Alverstoke Christmas Tree Festival. With 80 decorated trees and over 700 musicians performing. Adults £3, seniors £2 and under 16s free. All welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park, PO2 9QA. 10am-5pm. H-Con. Christmas and sci-fi event. Meet Santa and ride the rodeo reindeer, jedi lightsaber training, vintage game zone, autographs, photoshoots, costume competitions, real reptiles and spiders, movie characters, collectables for sale and more. Admission £10 for adults £6 for children. Family tickets also available. Visit hampshirecon.com .

PORTSMOUTH: St James Church, Milton Road. 4pm. Christmas music by candlelight. £8. Children free. Visit portmouthfestivalchoir.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Castle, Clarence Esplanade, PO5 3PA. 10am-7pm. Christmas at the Castle. With markets and stalls, a yuletide slide, a winter champagne bar, a nativity petting zoo, a funfair, face-painting and more, plus live music performances on each day. Adult tickets are £6-£10 and child tickets are £1-£5. Visit Christmascastle.co.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Coffee Shop, Level B of Queen Alexandra Hospital. 12pm-3.30pm. Prints by Sue Meredith. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. David Remfry: We Think the World of You. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 11am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS

CHICHESTER: The Brick Kiln Garden Centre, Bognor Road, PO20 1EJ. 12pm-2.30pm. Amy Baker. Free. Call 01243 756175 or visit brickkilngardencentre.co.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8pm-10.30pm. Milton James Hot Four. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. Call (023) 9278 0860.

SOUTHSEA: Rosies Vineyard, 87 Elm Grove, PO5 1JF. 8.30pm-11pm. Jazz and carols. Call (023) 9275 5944 or visit rosies-vineyard.co.uk.

MARKETS

SOUTHSEA: Palmerston Road. 10am-4pm. Love Southsea Christmas Market.

WALKS & TALKS

MILTON: Meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton foreshore. A brisk walk over the uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Victory Gate, Portsmouth Hisoric Dockyard. 2.30pm. Dickens Guided Christmas Walk. Tickets £3 in advance from D-Day Museum or Portmsouth Museum. 


lMONDAY

CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: St Swithun’s Church Hall, PO5 2PL. 6pm-8.30pm. Martial arts. Tai Chi 6-7pm and Kung Fu 7-8.30pm. First lesson free. Call 078130 06569 for more information.

DANCING
GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road.

1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2.50 including tea and biscuits.

EVENTS

COPNOR: North End Baptist Church, Powerscourt Road. 10am-12pm. Copnor Coffee Club. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

COSHAM: Macmillan Centre, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 2.30pm-4pm. Support group meeting. For people affected by lymphatic cancer. Also for those who know someone with lymphatic cancer, and so are also affected. to attend or for further details call 0808 808 5555 or visit lymphomas.org.uk.
COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road. 2pm-4pm. Craft Group. A group for those aged 50 and over to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Road, PO8 8DB. 1.30pm-3.30pm. Crafty Needles Club. Bring your own craft work and join in with making a special project. All are welcome. £2.50 per session. Tea cakes provided. Contact Carole on (023) 9261 5916 or The Borrow Centre on (023) 9226 6423.

GOSPORT: SEARCH, Local & Naval Studies Centre, Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, PO12 1NS. 1.30pm-2.30pm. All I want for Christmas. An introduction to museums for under 5s with parents and carers. Hands-on activities with a Christmas theme and a chance to meet Santa. Tickets £1 per child, accompanying adults and babies free. Book ahead as places are limited. Call booking line on (023) 9252 3463.

PORTSMOUTH: JCPF Healing Clinic, Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, North End, PO2 7BB. 4pm-7.45pm.

Healing Clinics. Weekly event staffed by trained qualified spiritual healers. No fees, but donations are gratefully received. Call (023) 9269 3169 or e-mail newsdesk@jcpf.co.uk.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 8.30pm. Hawaii 5-0 party. Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, coconuts and pineapples. Call (023) 9278 0860 for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 9am-5pm. Footsteps to the Square: A reflective journey to Portsmouth Guildhall. See ‘Today’ for full details.

WALKS & TALKS

FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre, Fratton, 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, Memorial where the buses terminate. 1pm. Short Canoe Lake Walk. Slow short walk of 30 minutes. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

WORKSHOPS

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 7pm-9pm. Christmas cake toppers and decorations. £15. Call (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com for more information.


lTUESDAY

CONCERTS

HAVANT: St Faith’s Hall, The Pallant, PO9 1BE. 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir concert.

DANCING

FAREHAM: Fareham Academy, St Annes Grove, PO14 1JJ. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Ballroom and Latin beginners’ dance class. Tickets £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk for more information.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Community Centre, 51 Twyford Drive, PO13 8JU. 9.30am-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. To help you achieve the body you’ve always wanted and have a great time getting there. £4. Call 07979 800299.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2 includes tea and biscuits.

EVENTS

GOSPORT: Holy Trinity Church. 2pm. An afternoon of musical discovery. The Mayor of Gosport, Councillor Keith Farr and his wife and Mayoress, June, invite you for an informative talk about how a famous musician’s instrument came to be situated in this Gosport Church. With guest speaker Geoffrey Holroyde. To help raise money for the Mayor’s charities. Tickets £4 and available by calling (023) 9254 5202.

HAVANT: Saint Faiths Church Hall, The Pallant, PO9 1PP. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Seeking new members. Go along and sit in one of the rehearsal evenings. For more details visit smvc.co.uk or contact McAndrew on (023) 9222 1531 or 07736 877506.

HAVANT: Avenue Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, PO9 2RS. 7pm. Bridge Players Wanted. Bridge club needing new members. Meet every Tuesday evening. Beginners are welcome, but some knowledge and experience of bridge is necessary. No need to bring a partner. Call 07826 000330, 01243 372718 or email angela.nigel.peake@gmail.com for more information.

HILSEA: Howard Road Community Centre, Howard Road, off of Northern Parade. 10.30am-12.30pm. Hilsea Social Group. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

PETERSFIELD: The Folly Upstairs, 12 College Street, GU31 4AD. 7.30pm. Petersfield Write Angle. Paul Lyalls and open-mic. People can perform their own poetry. Entry fees vary.

SOUTHSEA: The White Horse Pub, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors. A chance to meet new people. Group for those aged 50 and over. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 7pm. Auckland Superdoodlz! Crafty colouring, doodling, glasspainting, origami and things with glitter. Call (023) 9278 0860.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 9am-5pm. Footsteps to the Square: A reflective journey to Portsmouth Guildhall. See ‘Today’ for full details.

SOUTHSEA: King’s Ship, 96 Marmion Road, PO5 2BB. 12pm-6pm. Legacy. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Rock ‘n’ Roll juke-box open mike night. With Robin Quigley. All welcome and free entry. Call (023) 9282 0896 for more information.

SOUTHWICK: The Golden Lion, High Street, PO17 6EB. 8.15pm-11pm. The Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. Admission free. Call (023) 9221 0437.

WALKS & TALKS

GOSPORT: St Mary’s Parish Centre, Alverstoke. 10am-12pm. Stokes Bay WI. A talk by Nick Howes on the work of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Have a home-made mince pie.

lWEDNESDAY

CLASSES

SOUTHSEA: St Luke’s Church Hall, PO5 2PL. 7.30pm-9pm. Martial arts. Kung fu. First lesson is free. Call 07813 006569.

DANCING

COWPLAIN: Cowplain Social Club, 54 London Road, Waterlooville, PO8 8EN. 8pm-10.30pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. Bar available. Call 07980 058310 or visit ballroomrazzmatazz.co.uk for more details.

SOUTHSEA: The Royal Beach Hotel. 1pm-4pm. Social dancing. Admission £4.

EVENTS

FAREHAM: Fareham Library, Osborn Road. 7pm. Quizmas Challenge. An

evening of literary head scratchers

with a festive book-themed quiz. Tickets £2 per person. Groups and individuals can register. Can bring refreshments. Tickets available at the library or by calling 01329 284902.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Methodist Church Hall, High Street. 9am-12.30pm. Community BOOST table top and craft sale. By Lee-on-the-Solent Residents Association. Meet community organisations and craft businesses. With Father Christmas. Admission free. Tea/coffee and a biscuit 50p. 
SOUTHSEA: Church of the Holy Spirit, Fawcett Road. 2pm-4pm. The Natterjacks. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or e-mail julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road, PO5 3NB. 1pm. Ukelele lunchtime session. Beginners welcome. Call (023) 9278 0860 for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. Michael Petry: A Twist in Time. See ‘Today’ for full details.

CHICHESTER: Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, PO19 1TJ. 10am-5pm. David Jones: Vision and Memory. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, PO1 2LJ. 10am-5pm. The Story of Children’s Television. See ‘Today’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 9am-5pm. Footsteps to the Square: A reflective journey to Portsmouth Guildhall. See ‘Today’ for full details.

SOUTHSEA: King’s Ship, 96 Marmion Road, PO5 2BB. 12pm-6pm. Legacy. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS

GOSPORT: Gosport Jazz Club, Gosport & Fareham Rugby Club, Dolphin Crescent, Gosport, PO12 2HE. 7.15pm. Christmas Party with Sussex Jazz Kings. Pre-booked only. Call (023) 9269 3988 or visit gosportjazz.hampshire.org.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 7pm. The Evergreen, Steeleye Span. Winter tour. With Sir Terry Pratchett. Tickets £22.50. Call (023) 9387 0200.

STAGE
HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 7pm. The BFG. A multi-media production of Roald Dahl’s 1982 classic. Tickets £9, £8 concessions, family of four £30. Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

HAVANT: Meet at Havant bus station. 10.15am. CHA Walking Club walk across Hayling Island. Linear walk via Langstone and the Billy Line to Beachlands. 6 miles. Call (023) 92254289.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Walk. Taking in the views of the Spinnaker Tower. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside Canoe Lake Café, St Helens Parade. 10.30am.

Canoe Lake/Southsea Seafront walk. Through the Rose Garden and Rock Garden, suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton Foreshore walk. Shorter, slower walk to Baffins Pond, ideal for buggies or wheelchairs. Or a longer, faster walk to Milton foreshore. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9268 8390 for more information.


lTHURSDAY

CONCERTS

FAREHAM: Performance podium, West Street. 4.30pm-7pm. Christmas Carol Concert. Have free mince pies with Christians Together, whilst listening to local choir groups including the HMS Collingwood Band. Visit farehamtowncentre.co.uk/events.

PORTSMOUTH: St. Mary’s Church, Fratton Road. 7.30pm. Royal Marine School of Music concert. A Christmas concert.

DANCING

WATERLOOVILLE: St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Padnell Road, PO8 8DZ. 7pm-8pm & 8pm-9pm. Ballroom and Latin beginners’ dance class. Tickets £6. Call 07505 191596 or visit dancerevival.co.uk.

EVENTS

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. A fresh homemade lunch and dessert, followed by entertainment afterwards, which can include bingo, a quiz or a guest speaker. Admission £3.95. Call (023) 9261 7890 for more information.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Road, PO6 3EB. 2pm-4pm. Relax with Colouring. For adults. Beat stress and aid relaxation. Drop-in, all materials are provided. Call (023) 9268 8259.

PORTSMOUTH: St. Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 12pm. Charity lunch. A light lunch, the money raised will be used to support the work of a charity.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community

Centre, Malins Road, PO2 7BB. 7.15pm-10pm. Healer Training Evening Clinic. For anyone who is interested in learning to qualify as a nationally registered psychic and spiritual healer. Call Tony on 07989 534673. £6 per event.

SOUTHSEA: Portsmouth Museum, Museum Road, Portsmouth PO1 2LJ. 10.30am-12.30pm. Mess at the Museum. Social group for ex-service personnel and civilians to promote understanding about life in the services and life for civilians during times of conflict. Booking not necessary. Call (023) 9284 1762 or email iwt@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.

SOUTHSEA: St. James’ Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Christmas Singercise. Seated fun activity session to music for older and disabled people to help improve fitness. Tea and chat after. Admission £2.50. Call 07754 528814.

SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12pm. Chat and tea club. A group for those aged 50 and over wanting to meet new people. Call Julie Roberts on (023) 9268 8705 or email julie.roberts@portsmouthcc.gov.uk for more information.

EXHIBITIONS

GOSPORT: Gallery, Gosport Discovery Centre, Walpole Road, PO12 1NS. 10am-5pm. Defining Movements. See ‘Tomorrow’ for full details.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square, PO1 2AB. 9am-5pm. Footsteps to the Square: A reflective journey to Portsmouth Guildhall. See ‘Today’ for full details.

SOUTHSEA: King’s Ship, 96 Marmion Road, PO5 2BB. 12pm-9pm. Legacy. See ‘Today’ for full details.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: The RMA Tavern, 58 Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm-11pm. Nick Courtney presents Play @ The RMA. Admission free. Free hotdogs, wear red or something that reminds you of Christmas.

MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Baptist Church Hall, North Street, PO10 7BY. 10am-11.30pm. Emsworth Country Market. With cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts. Refreshments available.

STAGE
HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 7pm. The BFG. A multi-media production of Roald Dahl’s 1982 classic. Tickets £9, £8 concessions, family of four £30. Call (023) 9247 2700 or visit thespring.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

HILSEA: Alexandra Park, Mountbatten Centre entrance. 6.30pm. Walk. The flat, paved circular route follows the shore line along the pedestrian footpath up to Hilsea Lido and back. Refreshments available at the Sports Centre afterwards. New walkers to arrive early to register. Call (023) 9284 1762.

WORKSHOPS

FRATTON: Make & The Craft Kitchen, 1 Cornwall Road. 7pm-9pm. Christmas cupcakes. Decorate six cupcakes in festive designs. Learn some cake decorating techniques. £20. Call (023) 9282 2026 or visit makesouthsea.com.

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