What’s on around the area today
HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 8pm. Johnny Coppin – All On a Winter’s Night. A feast of songs, carols, stories and folklore. Tickets: £12.50, concessions available. Call 01420 472664 or visit phoenixarts.co.uk for more information.
HAYLING ISLAND: St Mary’s Church. 7pm. Carols and Christmas songs. Followed by mulled wine and refreshments. Tickets £6, proceeds to the homeless. Call (023) 9311 3011 more information.
PORTSMOUTH: St George’s Church, PO1 3AT. 7.30pm. The Nelson Consort: A Christmas Concert. Admission £5, concessions £3, includes a glass of mulled wine with stollen and mince pies.
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Fortnightly ballroom and sequence 50/50. Refreshments available. Lunches from 12noon. Admission £3. For more information call (023) 9242 5331.
FRATTON: St Mary’s Church Fratton Road, Portsmouth. Noon. Action Carols. A celebration of Christmas and distribution of vouchers collected via local churches and groups to agencies who will be supporting the homeless over the Christmas season.
GOSPORT: Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower. Overight Paranormal Investigation of Explosion Museum. Paranormal investigation and ghost hunt of the historic Priddy’s hard site. Tickets: £25, refreshments included. Bring a torch and something to eat. Call (023) 9250 5600.
PORTSMOUTH: The Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays. 10am-6pm. Santa at Spinnaker Tower. Kids can meet Santa on the view decks 100 metres above Portsmouth Harbour. Festive treats will be available in the Waterfront Café and Café in the Clouds on view deck two. Admission £6.95 for children, £7.95 concessions and £8.95 adult.
PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road. 10.30am-12.30pm. Social Club for the over 50’s. £1.50 group subs. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Ted Baker, Sue Harvey and David Johnson. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.
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
GOSPORT: Driftwood Studio /Gallery in North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane, PO14 1BP. Mon-Fri 10am, Sun 11am. Open Studio Exhibition. Marine watercolours , seachart
paintings and ships in bottles. Full details at colinmbaxter.co.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) 9272 7582.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8.30am-5.30pm. Kroma: Kate Bishop Exhibition. Illustrations inspired by Scandinavian living and Kate’s love of colour.
BORDON: The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre, Station Road, GU35 OLR. 7.30pm. Miracle on 34th Street. The original 1947 classic starring Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara & Natalie Wood. Tickets: £5, concessions available. Call 01420 472664 or visit phoenixarts.co.uk
FAREHAM: Boarhunt Blues Club, Trampers Lane. 9pm. Jeradine Hume R&B Allstars. Tickets: £10. For more information call 074458 61519.
PORTSMOUTH: The Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-late. In The Barn - XYLEM Christmas Party. An evening of trance, BDM and electro house with special guest, Scott Attrill. Over 18s only. Admission £5. Call 07505 953063 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: The Rifle Club. 8pm. The Targets. Plus DJ Rob Moore. Contact (023) 9229 1198 or 07717 748491 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: The Compass Rose, Anchorage Park. 8.30pm. Amy Winehouse Tribute Act. Admission free.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: Fountain Inn, The Green, 8.30pm-11pm. Shake, Rattle and Bones. Free admission. (023) 9307 2783.
PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 7pm. Cinderella. Family panto performed by a cast of professionals as well as local children. Adult tickets £16, concessions £12, children £10, family £42. Concessions available. Call (023) 9273 7370.
WALKS & TALKS
COSHAM: The Link, Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Road, PO6 2QZ. 2pm. Talk. Dolphins & Other Marine Mammals by Jenny Watkins, hosted by Portsmouth Osteoporosis Support Group. Admission £2. For more information call (023) 9281 1209 or visit nos.org.ukportsmouth
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.