Portsmouth’s going-out guide, November 30-December 6

Father Christmas and Miss Chief on the bridge of HMS Warrior 1860 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard's Festival of Christmas.  Picture: Chris Stephens.
Father Christmas and Miss Chief on the bridge of HMS Warrior 1860 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard's Festival of Christmas. Picture: Chris Stephens.

The most comprehensive guide to what’s on and when across the Portsmouth area in the week ahead. 

TODAY

CLASSES

EASTNEY: Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 9.30-10.30am. Pilates. Fully-qualified and registered instructor. 07716 730 230.

DANCING

EASTNEY: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park, Bransbury Rd. 11.30am-12.30pm. FiftyFifty Creative Dance. For people aged 50+. 07708 720 711 /AbstractDPA.com.

EVENTS

BEAULIEU: National Motor Museum, New Forest. 4.45-10pm. The Magical Illuminated Trail. A mile-long illuminated path winds its way through the grounds in a magical evening experience. £18.50, children £12. 0844 995 1364.

FAREHAM: Wallington Village Hall, Broadcut. 7.30pm. Solent Bonsai Society. Annual meeting and free raffle. 023) 9264 0985.

FAREHAM: Fareham Academy, St Anne’s Grove. 4-7pm. Christmas Fair. Face-painting, photography, professional cakes, arts and crafts and more.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High St. 2-4pm. Scrabble Club. Fun, free and open to all. 0300 555 1387.

HAVANT: Greywell Rd, Leigh Park. (Between Leigh Café and Savers). 11am-4.30pm. Leigh Park Christmas Grotto. Christmas gift, badge and meet Santa. £3.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Victory Gate. 10am-5pm. The Dickens Christmas Festival. Step back in time, browse the Christmas market, watch the Dickensian street performers and more. £17, £15 children. historicdockyard.co.uk/dickens-christmas.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Rd. 1-5pm. Christmas Tree Festival. 20 decorated trees and live music. Refreshments. £2.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends’ Coffee Shop, B Level, QA Hospital. 10am-4pm. Watercolour prints by Sarah Keen and acrylic paintings by Peter Oldreive Free. (023) 9238 7284.

MARKETS

FAREHAM: Stubbington Library, Stubbington Lane. 9am-12pm. Stubbington Country Market.

TITCHFIELD: Parish Rooms, Southampton Hill. 9.30-11.30am. Titchfield Country Market.

WINCHESTER: Winchester Cathedral, Inner Cl. 10.30am-8pm. Christmas Market.

STAGE

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 7.30pm. Season’s Greetings. Performed by the Bench Theatre Company. (023) 9427 2700.

SOUTHSEA: The Kings Theatre, Albert Rd. 7.30pm. The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. A smash-and-grab hit comedy guaranteed to deliver an evening of laughter. From £24. (023) 9282 8282/kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

SWANMORE: Swanmore Village Hall, New Rd. 7.30pm. Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Family pantomime performed by Swanmore Amateur Dramatic Society. £8, children £4. 01489 894955/01489 896182.

WARSASH: Victory Hall, Warsash Rd. 7.30pm. The Jungle Book Pantomime performed by the Warsash Theatre Club. £7. 07967 257 119/warsashtheatreclub/eventbrite.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FARLINGTON: Meet at the third car park, Farlington Marshes. 2.30pm. A scenic walk over rough ground. Last Friday of the month only.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at The Pyramids Centre. 10.30am. Seafront walk along the promenade.Suitable for all. (023) 9268 839.

SATURDAY

CONCERTS

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Ave. 7.30pm. Folks in Harmony charity Christmas concert. Profits going to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air ambulance. £8. (023) 9236 6508.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Methodist Church, Castle St. 7.30pm. Christmas concert. Presented by The Solent Male Voice Choir with guest soprano Clara O’Connor. In aid of Rowans Hospice. £7. 01329 232069 or on the door.

PORTSMOUTH: All Saints’ Church, Commercial Rd. 7pm. Music for Advent. Performance by Portsmouth Baroque choir. £12, £10 concessions. 01329 238068/portsmouthbaroquechoir.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: King’s Church, Somers Rd. 7.30pm. University of Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band. Performing Brahms’ 1st Symphony and a selection of film and stage music. £12, £10 concessions. (023) 9284 3023.

WATERLOOVILLE: Oaklands School, Stakes Hill Rd. 7.30pm. Havant Symphony Orchestra perform Holst, Elgar and more. 01489 877497/havantorchestras.org.uk.

EVENTS

BEAULIEU: National Motor Museum, New Forest. 4.45-10pm. The Magical Illuminated Trail. See today.

GOSPORT: Elson Library, Chantry Rd. 10am-12pm. Colouring for adults. All materials provided, just drop-in.

GOSPORT: Christ Church, Stoke Rd. 10.30am-2pm. Christmas Fair. Father Christmas, live seasonal singing, hot and cold food and plenty of stalls.

HAVANT: Greywell Rd, Leigh Park. (Between Leigh Cafe and Savers). 10am-4.30pm. Leigh Park Christmas Grotto. See today.

PARK GATE: Park Gate Primary School, Northmore Rd. 11am-2pm. Christmas Fair. Christmas craft room, reindeer, hot turkey rolls, raffle, bar and a festive choir. £1 adults, children free.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Community School, White Hart Ln. 9-10am. Walking football. £3. (first session free). No need to book.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Victory Gate. 10am-5pm. The Dickens Christmas Festival. See today.

PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas’ Church, Battenburg Ave. 10am-12pm. South Coast Rabbit Rescue Mini Christmas Market. Stalls, jewellery, Father Christmas and meet some bunnies plus much more.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Rd. 1-5pm. Christmas Tree Festival. 20 decorated trees and live music, including the Pompey Pluckers. Craft activities for children, and Father Christmas. Refreshments. £2.

PORTSMOUTH: Technology Department, Portsmouth Grammar School. 10am-3pm. Solent Guild of Woodcarvers and Sculptors Carve In. An opportunity for carvers to provide help and share ideas with others. Visitors welcome. solentguildofwoodcarvers.org.uk.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: The Salvation Army Hall, Powerscourt Rd. 2-4pm. Saving Santa. Free.

 MARKETS

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Rd. 10am. Hayling Crafty Sisters’ Christmas Market. Stalls, pre-loved and new items, tombola, live music and Elsa from Frozen will be there to meet and greet. Free.

STAGE

HAYLING ISLAND: Station Theatre, Station Rd. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. A Timeless Christmas. The Timeless Singers sing all your favourite Christmas classics. £15 (concessions £12).

SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Rd. 2.30 and 7.30pm. The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. See today.

SWANMORE: Swanmore Village Hall, New Rd. 2pm and 7.30pm. Goldilocks and the Three Bears. See today.

WARSASH: Victory Hall, Warsash Rd. 2pm and 7.30pm. The Jungle Book Pantomime. See today.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Blue Lagoon, Hilsea Lido. 10.30am. Walk over the road bridge and take the pathway alongside the moat on the eastern side. (023) 9284 1762.

SUNDAY

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Rd. 7-10pm. 50/50 Dance. £5.

PARK GATE: The Royal British Legion Club, Brook Ln. 7.30-10.30pm. Country and Western Dance. Dancing to live music. RBL members £5, non-members £6.50. Bar and raffle. 01329 519765.

WATERLOOVILLE: Springwood Community Centre, Springwood Ave. 1-5pm. Christmas children’s party. £5 per child. (023) 9223 0330.

WATERLOOVILLE: Springwood Community Centre, Springwood Ave. 4.30pm. Christmas Carols at Springwood. Includes performances from Stagecoach performing arts choir. (023) 9223 0330.

EVENTS

BEAULIEU: National Motor Museum, New Forest. 4.45-10pm. The Magical Illuminated Trail. See today.

EASTNEY: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 11am-3pm. Christmas Fair. Traditional Christmas Fair with Santa’s winter wonderland grotto, home-made Christmas cakes, craft stalls, bric-a-brac and much more. 20p.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Gr. 10am-1pm. Christmas Fair. Visit Santa in his grotto, children’s craft room, sideshow games and refreshments. Free.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Victory Gate. 10am-5pm. The Dickens Christmas Festival. See today.

PORTSMOUTH: Kings Theatre, Albert Rd. 6pm. The Salvation Army, Carols at the Kings. Includes local choirs and musicians. £7, children under 14 £4. (023) 9282 8282/kingsportsmouth.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: St Cuthbert’s Church, Lichfield Rd. 1-5pm. Christmas Tree Festival. 20 decorated trees and live music. Craft activities for children, and Father Christmas. Refreshments. £2.

WICKHAM: Chesapeake Mill, Bridge St. 10am-6pm. Christmas Vintage Do Dah. Vintage hair and make-up artist, raffle, music by The Southwick Belles vintage singers. In support of the Rowans Hospice. 01329 834078.

WICKHAM: Wickham Community Centre, Mill Ln. 11am-3pm. Christmas Fair. Stalls, café, activities and Christmas entertainment . Free.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends’ Coffee Shop, B Level, QA Hospital. 12-3.30pm. Exhibition by the Solent Aviation Art Society. Free. (023) 9238 7284.

MARKETS

WATERLOOVILLE: Springwood Community Centre, Springwood Ave. 12-4pm. Christmas Market. Stalls, Christmas Eve boxes, jams, cakes, candles and more. (023) 9223 0330.

WALKS & TALKS

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Good Companion, Moorings Way. 2.30pm. Milton foreshore group walk. A brisk walk over uneven footpaths across the common to the shore. (023) 9284 1762.

MONDAY

CLASSES

COPNOR: Stacey Community Centre, Walsall Rd. 6-7pm. Yoga Class for Beginners. Suitable for all ages and abilities. £5.50. 07766 753 638/portsmouthyogoandmassage.co.uk.

DANCING

EASTNEY: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park, Bransbury Rd. 9.30-10.15am. Diddi Dance. Pre-school programme for children aged 18 months to four years. 07767 702 444/diddidance.com.

FAREHAM: Fareham Academy, St Anne’s Gr. 6.30pm. Line dancing. Beginners’ class. 07849 450 945/urbanlinedance.co.uk for more information.

FAREHAM: Fareham Academy, St Anne’s Gr. 7.30pm. Line dancing. Intermediate class. £5. 07849 450 945/urbanlinedance.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Rd. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £3, includes tea and biscuits.

HAYLING ISLAND: Hayling Island Community Centre, Station Rd. 7-8pm. Ballroom and latin absolute beginners’ class. £6. 07505 191 596/ dancerevival.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Priory School Sports Centre, Fawcett Rd. 7.45pm. Street dance for adults. hello@funkformat.com/funkformat.com/classes.

PORTSMOUTH: John Pounds Centre, Queens St. 5pm. Breakin’ Breakdance sessions for kids. hello@funkformat.com/ funkformat.com/classes.

SOUTHSEA: Devonshire Avenue Baptist Church Hall. Ballroom and latin dance classes with Instep Dance Club. Beginners 7.30pm-8.30pm; free practice session 8.30-8.45pm; improvers 8.45-9.30pm. £5 per session or £6 for two sessions. 07722 040 483.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Ln. 6.30-7.30pm. Dancin’ Fit. £4.50. 07979 800 299.

WATERLOOVILLE: Community Centre (Asda Car Park). 8pm. Waterlooville Folk Dance Group, English folk dancing. All dances taught. No need for a partner. £3. (023) 9225 8056/(023) 9225 3213.

EVENTS

COSHAM: St Colman’s Church Hall. 7.15-9pm. Portsmouth Chorus rehearsal. Ability to follow music is helpful. Annual subs £80 with three concerts a year. @portsmouthchorus.org/portsmouthchorus.org.

COWPLAIN: The Borrow Centre, London Rd. 1.30-3.30pm. Crafty Needles. Take your own knitting or embroidery and have tea, cake and a chat. (023) 9261 5916.

FRATTON: Portsmouth Academy, St Mary’s Rd. 7.15-9.15pm. Portsmouth Festival Choir rehearsal. Join this mixed choir of all ages to sing beautiful music in a companionable atmosphere. First term free. (023) 9247 0532/portsmouthfestivalchoir.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, East St. 7.30pm. Havant Light Opera rehearsal. Sing a variety of musical theatre. Looking for new singers and backstage workers. 01243 574535.

PORTCHESTER: New Parade, West St. 1-3pm. JCPF Spiritual Healing Clinic. Donations only. 07586 887 181.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Rd. 10.30am-12.45pm and 4-7pm. JCPF Spiritual Healing Clinic. Donations only. 07756 852 918.

PORTSMOUTH: Mountbatten Centre, Alexandra Park, Alex Way. 1-3pm. Badminton for those 50+. £3. No booking required. (023) 9320 0401.

SOUTHSEA: Southsea Library, Palmerston Rd. 2-4pm. Relax with colouring for adults. All materials are provided.

WIDLEY: Christ Church Hall, London Rd. 1.30-3pm. Reflections Entertainment Group. New members welcome. (023) 9264 1468 .

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends’ Coffee Shop, B Level, QA Hospital. 10-4pm. Exhibition by the Solent Aviation Art Society. See today.

STAGE

GOSPORT: Discovery Centre, High St. 7.30pm. Another Christmas Carol. Enjoy an audience with Charles Dickens as he regales this festive tale. A one-man stage show in readiness for Christmas. £10. Booking essential. (023) 9250 1957.

TOURS

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Walk. 2pm. Guildhall Tour. Visit behind the scenes and discover the history of this iconic building. £8.50 (includes tea or coffee and cake). (023) 9387 0200/portsmouthguildhall.co.uk.

WALKS & TALKS

FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park walk. Buggy and wheelchair-friendly walk. (023) 9268 8390.

NORTH END: Meet at The Learning Place, Derby Road. 12.15pm. Walk to the shore and back. Not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier-to-pier walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Canoe Lake, meet at the memorial where buses terminate. 1pm. Short Canoe Lake walk. Slow 30-minute walk. (023) 9268 8390.

TUESDAY

COFFEE

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Catholic Church Hall, South Place. 10am-1pm. Coffee, Cake and Lunch Tuesdays. In aid of Lee-on-the-Solent charities.

DANCING

HAVANT: Havant Academy, Wakefords Way. 8.15-9.15pm. Absolute beginners’ ballroom and latin class. £6. 07505 191 596/dancerevival.co.uk.

LEE-ON-THE-SOLENT: Lee Community Centre, Twyford Dr. 9.30-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4.50. 07979 800 299.

TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill St. 1.30-4pm. Tea dance. £2.50, includes tea and biscuits.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, Maurepas Way. 8-11pm. Modern jive classes. Beginners welcome. No partner necessary. £7.50. 07833 384 377/ Love2jive@yahoo.co.uk.

EVENTS

BRIDGEMARY: Methodist Church, Prideaux-Brune Ave. 11.45am-2.30pm. Lunch Club. Enjoy a freshly-cooked two-course meal with tea or coffee and an activity afterwards. £4. 01329 234409.

COSHAM: St Philip’s Church, Hawthorn Crescent. 7.30-10pm. The Havant Pitchpipers. Go along and join this choir which performs at various events in the area. New members welcome of any age or singing ability. pitchpipers.co.uk.

FAREHAM: Methodist Church Hall, King’s Rd. 7.30pm. Solent Sounds Ladies Chorus rehearsals. Try a capella. First four weeks free. £1 per week after. 01489 891832/president@solentsoundschorus.org.

FAREHAM: United Reform Church Hall, Osborn Road Sth. 7-9.30pm. Solent Fuchsia Club. Christmas social with the Ukes of Wallington and American supper. solentfuchsia.

HAVANT: Saint Faith’s Church Hall, The Pallant. 7.30-9.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir rehearsals. Seeking new members. (023) 9245 3634 / solentmalevoicechoir.org.

HAVANT: Methodist Church, Petersfield Rd. 7.30-9pm. Spirit of the South – Open Doors. Established women’s harmony chorus welcomes new singers and looking to increase membership. Meetings first Tuesday of the month. Go along and take a friend. (023) 9245 1220 or (023) 9264 1997.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Community Centre, Westlands Grove. 1.30-3.30pm. Variety Club. Every Tuesday. £2. includes refreshments.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Community School, White Hart Ln. 7-8pm. Walking netball. £4. No need to book

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends’ Coffee Shop, B Level, QA Hospital. 10-4pm. Exhibition by the Solent Aviation Art Society. See today.

WALKS & TALKS

EASTNEY: Meet at Bransbury Park, outside the centre. 1pm. Short park-to-park walk. Take a gentle stroll to Milton Park café for refreshments . (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore walk. Healthy walk to the shore with views to Portchester Castle. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Take a brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. (023) 9268 8390.

WEDNESDAY

COFFEE

PORTSMOUTH: Central Library, Guildhall Walk. 10am-12noon. Macmillan Coffee Morning. For those affected by cancer.

DANCING

FAREHAM: Fareham Academy, St Anne’s Grove. 7.30-9.30pm. Beginners’ line dancing class. 07849 450 945/urbanlinedance.co.uk.

SARISBURY GREEN: Community Centre, The Green. 8-10pm. 50/50 ballroom and sequence dancing. £2.50, includes tea and biscuits. 01489 573114.

WALLINGTON: Village Hall, Broadcut. 8.15-9.30pm. Ballroom and latin social practice night. £6, includes tea and coffee. 07505 191 596/dancerevival.co.uk.

EVENTS

CATHERINGTON: Catherington Village Hall. 7.30pm. Horndean Camera Club meeting. horndeancameraclub.org.uk.

DRAYTON: Church of the Resurrection, Brecon Ave. 2pm. Diabetic Support Group monthly meeting. Diabetic advice, support and other matters of interest.

GOSPORT: Freedom Centre (formerly Brockhurst Baptist Church), Netherton Rd. 10-11.30am. Chit chat and games over a cuppa for those 60+. £2.50. 01329 234409.

LOCKS HEATH: Fareham Live at Home, Abbeyfield Court, Locks Rd. 2-3.30pm. Just Crafting Around. Try different arts and crafts. £2.50. 01329 234409/mha.org.uk/liveathome.

PURBROOK: Christchurch Hall, London Rd. 7.45pm. Solent City Chorus rehearsals. Looking for male singers. Call first in case they are doing something away from the hall. 07796 136487/singingportsmouth.org.uk.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: League of Friends’ Coffee Shop, B Level, QA Hospital. 10-4pm. Exhibition by the Solent Aviation Art Society. See today.

GIGS

PORTSMOUTH: Old House At Home, Locksway Rd. 8pm. Broadside Folk Club. Side function room. Acoustic, singaround-in-turn format. Piano available. All welcome.

WALKS & TALKS

COSHAM: Meet at King George V playing fields car park, Northern Road. 2pm. Walk around the lido, over the road bridge to the gravel and grass paths on the other side. (023) 9268 8390.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: Meet at the Royal Garrison Church, Grand Parade. 1.30pm. Take in views of the Spinnaker Tower. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTSMOUTH: Meet at The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 10.30am. Baffins Pond/Milton foreshore group walk. Short walk to Baffins Pond, Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. Longer walk to Milton foreshore across uneven ground. (023) 9268 8390.

SOUTHSEA: Meet outside Canoe Lake Cafe, St Helen’s Parade. 10.30am. Canoe Lake/Southsea seafront group walk. Through the rose and rock gardens. Suitable for buggies and wheelchairs. (023) 9268 8390.

THURSDAY

CLASSES

EASTNEY: Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 9.15-10.15am. Beginners’ pilates. Fully-qualified and registered instructor. 07716 730 230.

EASTNEY: Community Cente, Bransbury Park. 10-11am. Yoga for those 50+. 07932 470 068.

EASTNEY: Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 10.30-11.30am. Pilates for those 50+. Fully-qualified and registered instructor. 07716 730 230.

EASTNEY: Community Centre, Bransbury Park. 6-7pm. Taekwondo. Keep fit, build self-confidence with Graham’s Academy of Martial Arts. 07740 045 271.

COFFEE

DRAYTON: Drayton United Church Hall, Station Rd. 9.30-11.30am. Drayton Over 50s Friendship Club. Go along for tea/coffee and a biscuit. (023) 9238 9529/(023) 9232 4795.

COMEDY

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Rd. 7pm. Comedy and Curry Club. Featuring Sy Thomas, James Ellis and Tez Ilyas. Hosted by James Alderson. £7 (including curry). 01329 231942.

CONCERTS

CHICHESTER: Assembly Room, North St. 7.30pm. Magnard Ensemble. Music for wind quintet by Ligeti, Bach and more. £17. 01243 781312. cft.org.uk01243 781312.

DANCING

BEDHAMPTON: Social Hall, Bedhampton Road. 2-4pm. Ballroom and sequence tea dance. All welcome. £3, includes tea, cake and raffle. (023) 9248 0654.

EASTNEY: Eastney Community Centre, Bransbury Park, Bransbury Rd. 4.15-6.15pm. Abstract Dance and Performing Arts tuition. For children aged five to 11. 07708 720 711/www.AbstractDPA.com.

GOSPORT: Alverbank Hotel, Alverstoke. 8-11pm. Salsa class. Beginners’ and improvers’ lessons. 07979 800 299.

STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre, Stubbington Ln. 9.30-10.30am. Dancin’ Fit. £4.50. 07979 800 299.

STUBBINGTON: Methodist Church Hall, Mays Ln. 9.30am-12.30pm. Line Dancing. Combined Class.07849 450 945/urbanlinedance.co.uk.

WATERLOOVILLE: St Wilfrid’s Church Hall, Padnell Rd. 7-8pm and 8-9pm. Ballroom and latin beginners’ class. 07505 191 596/dancerevival.co.uk.

EVENTS

COPNOR: The Stacey Centre, Walsall Road. 11.30am-1.30pm. Lunch Club. Home-made two-course lunch, refreshments. Raffle and bingo. £5. (023) 9261 7890.

COSHAM: Cosham Library, Spur Rd. 2-4pm. Relax with colouring for adults. All materials provided. (023) 9268 8259.

GOSPORT: Elson Library, Chantry Rd. 2pm. Knitting circle. Take your knitting, chat and have fun! All welcome.

NORTH END: The Learning Place, Derby Rd. 10am-12pm. North End Allsorts. Go for a chat and a cup of tea and meet new people. (023) 9268 8390.

PORTCHESTER: Portchester Community Centre. 9.30-11am. Teeny Tots Freeflow Play Session. £2.50, includes refreshments.

PORTSMOUTH: All Saints’ Church, Commercial Rd. 8pm. The Cantrelle Singers rehearsals. Go along and join this small friendly women’s choir. New members welcome. (023) 9261 2406/janetfrench60@gmail.com

SOUTHSEA: St. James’ Church Hall, Milton Road. 11am. Singercise. A seated fun activity session to music for older and disabled people to help improve fitness. Tea and chat after. £2.50. 07754 528 814.

FILMS

GOSPORT: The Ritz @ St Vincent, St Vincent College, Mill Ln. 7.30pm. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A). stvincent.ac.uk/the-ritz-cinema.

PORTSMOUTH: No6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Rosemary’s Baby (18). 07435 029 408

MARKETS

EMSWORTH: Emsworth Baptist Church Hall, North St. 10-11.30am. Emsworth Country Market.

WATERLOOVILE: St George’s Church Hall, St George’s Walk. 9.30-11.30am. St George’s Market.

STAGE

PORTSMOUTH: The Groundlings Theatre, Kent St. 10am-12noon. Company of Elders Over 60s Drama Group.Discover your love for the theatre. (023) 9283 8370.

WALKS & TALKS

HILSEA: Meet in Scott Road car park, off Military Road by The News Centre. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines walk. Uneven footpaths take you around Foxes Forest. (023) 9268 8390.

If you’re holding an event between Friday, December 7 and Thursday, December 13 and want to advertise it free in the Listings Guide, e-mail details to listings@thenews.co.uk by Tuesday, December 4.