Your quick guide to what’s on in the Portsmouth area
STAGE: HETTY FEATHER
Nuffield Southampton Theatres, until January 7, times vary
Join feisty Hetty Feather on her adventure in this Olivier-nominated West End hit based on the book from best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson.
HISTORY: FORT TALK
Fort Nelson, Portchester, Wednesday, 7pm
Curator emeritus of artillery Nicholas Hall will talk about changes in gunpowder artillery technology down the centuries, illustrated by items from the Royal Armouries’ collection.
THEATRE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham, Wednesday, 7.30pm
Actor John O’Connor faithfully recreates Charles Dickens’s famous performance of his best-loved ghost story, A Christmas Carol.
The Brook, Southampton, Wednesday, 8pm
With their mash-up of folk, prog and rock, Moulettes have built a reputation as a great live act – and here they wrap up the campaign for album four, Preternatural.
FOOD & DRINK: HARRY POTTER WORKSHOP
Southsea Library, Thursday, 6.30pm
Make an edible wand, a chocolate frog and golden snitches at Choc & Truffle’s Harry Potter-themed masterclass, suitable for anyone aged 15 and above.
CINEMA: I AM NOT A WITCH
No6 Cinema, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Thursday, 7pm
Eight-year-old girl Shula is convicted of being a witch and sent to a camp in the desert in Rungano Nyoni’s magically surreal I Am Not A Witch.