What’s on around the area today
PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, PO2 7BL. 8.00pm. Christmas Concert. Performed by Portsmouth Orchestra, evening concert of Christmas music and carols. Mince pies and tea available. Donations for Buckland Community centre requested. Call (023) 9237 1135.
PORTSMOUTH: Cosham Baptist Church, Havant Rd. 7.15pm. Christmas Concert. Performed by Cosham Keyboard and Music Club. With music quiz. All welcome. Ticket non members £5. Contact (023) 9237 6313 for more information.
TITCHFIELD: Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea dance. Admission £2 including tea and biscuit.
FARNHAM: Alice holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak, Surrey, GU10 4LS. 2pm. The Gruffalo’s Child for Toddlers. Gruffalo-tastic fun in the forest with crafts and refreshments in the cosy classroom. Toddlers 14 months - 2 1/2 yrs.Booking Essential. Admission £7. Call 01420 23666.
PORTSMOUTH: The Somerstown Central, River Street. 10.15am-11.45am. New Age Kurling. For ages 50+, no ice and no need to book. Beginners welcome. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: John Pounds Centre, Queen Street. 2.30pm. The Dickens Fellowship. Christmas meeting with seasonal refreshments and raffle. Readings from the works of Dickens by members. For more information call (023) 9266 4205.
PORTSMOUTH: St Nicholas Church Hall, Battenburg Avenue. 7.30pm. Solent Male Voice Choir. Rehearsal evening. (023) 9282 9214.
SOUTHSEA: The White Horse, Southsea Terrace. 2pm-4pm. Southsea Seniors Social Group. A chance to chat and meet new people. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
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: 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: The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 10am-4pm. Weighing Anchor: An artist at Sea on board HMS Argyll and Tireless. A body of work by Jules George depicting the experiences of HMS Argyll and the submarine HMS Tireless on active deployment. Admission free with a valid museum ticket. (023) 92727582.
PORTSMOUTH: 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: Eldon Building, Middle Street, PO1 2DJ.7pm. Is Christmas in Good Taste? Talk by David Phillips, hosted by Portsea Island Decorative & Fine Art Society. Donation welcome £4. For more information visit portsmouthnadfas.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8.30am-5.30pm. Kroma: Kate Bishop Exhibition. Illustrations inspired by Scandinavian living and Kate’s love of colour.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: Fountain Inn, The Green, 8.30pm-11pm. Open mic night with Nigel and friends. Free admission, (023) 9307 2783.
CHICHESTER: Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park. 2.30 and 7.30pm. An Ideal Husband. A comedic play by Oscar Wilde about blackmail and political corruption starring Patricia Routledge. Tickets: £8.50-£42. Call 01243 781 312 or visit cft.org.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
BUCKLAND: Meet at Bucklands Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore Walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.
FARNHAM: Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak. 10am-11.30am. Guided Nordic walks. Weekly walks for adults with prior experience led b ytrained volunteers. £4 admission. Contact 01420 23666 to book or visit forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt for more information.
FARNHAM: Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak. 10am. Walking for health. Sociable walks through the forest led by volunteer leaders. Contact 01420 520212 to book or visit forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: Meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime Walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back.. New walkers to arrive early to register. Led by volunteer walk leaders and organised by Portsmouth City Council’s Independence & Wellbeing Team. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762 for more information.