A guide to what’s on around the area today.
COSHAM: Church of St Peter and St Paul, Medina Road. 3.30pm. Christmas Messy Church.
PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Milk Multi-Centre Student Night. Admission free before 8pm. Over 18s ROAR. (023) 9221 0437.
FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Chris Ramsey: Feeling Lucky. Stand-up. Admission £10, concs. (01329) 223100.
COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Fuction Room, Spur Road. 7.30pm for 8pm-11pm. Club-50 Disco. Golden oldies and disco classics. With Pete Travers. All welcome. Admission: £4 members, £5 guests. (023) 9225 1958 or club-50.co.uk.
FAREHAM: Cams Hill School Dance Studio, Shearwater Avenue (PO16 8AH). 7.30pm-8.20pm. Zumba Class. Classes are £4, pay as you go, no need to book. 07594 835 042, carolinetimlett.zumba.com.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 10am-2.30pm. Gorgeous Beaded Gifts Workshop. Create and finish a selection of beaded gifts. Admission £18 (inc materials), must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.
GOSPORT: SEARCH, 50, Clarence Road. Art Deco Jewellery Making. Have a go at making your own ‘Dazzling’ jewellery. Young people (ages 12-17), 3.30pm-6pm; Adults (ages 18-plus) 6.30pm-9pm. Admission £12, inc materials (must be booked in advance). (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: St Wilfrid’s Church, George Street. 10.30am. Charity Lunch. A chance to enjoy a light lunch – the money raised will be used to support a charity.
COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring works by June Cousins and Michael Taylor from Wallington and Bob Read. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.
GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-4pm. Dazzle Exhibition. Featuring a spectacular display of art deco beaded dresses from the roaring twenties. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.
PORTSMOUTH: City Museum and Records Office, Museum Road. 10am-5pm. No Place Like Pompey ... looking at some of the things that make Portsmouth special. Football in the City: a space in the heart of Portsmouth ... devoted to the beautiful game. A Study in Sherlock ... uncovering the Arthur Conan Doyle Collection. (023) 9282 7261, portsmouthmuseums.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: The Southsea Library Gallery, 19-20, Palmerston Road. 9.30am-5pm. Defragmentation. An exhibition of paintings, watercolours and ceramics by Toni Ndikanwu.
GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. Feelgood Film Thursday: Love Actually (15); 7.30pm. Directed by: Richard Curtis. Starring: Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Colin Firth. Admission £2 (inc light refreshments), must be booked in advance. (023) 9252 3463.
PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. House of Hats. Admission £7 in advance, £8 on door. (01730) 264291.
PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 7.30pm. Dan Baird and Homemade Sin (legendary ex-Georgia Satellites). Country/rock. Admission £16.87. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7pm doors. The XX. Admission £21.50 in advance. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 7pm doors-midnight. Play at The RMA. Nick Courtney presents: Ade Cull, 7pm; Heather-Elizabeth Bailey, 7.30pm; Tim Park and Taylor Abbott, 8pm; Kate Walder and Kevin Newell, 8.30pm; Scarlett Newton, 9pm; Monitorz, 9.30pm-10pm; comedian Matt Savage, 10.15pm; Polarity, 10.30pm. Thursdaymusic.co.uk.
SOUTHAMPTON: The Brook, 466, Portswood Road. 8pm doors. Whole Lotta Led. Admission: £10 advance, £12 door. (023) 8055 5366.
SOUTHSEA: Auckland Arms, Netley Road. 8.30pm. Guitar Hero Phil Owen. (023) 9275 2488.
SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Set Your Sales. Plus special guests: Prolong The Agony; Forever Can Wait; Griever; and Hold Me Down. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.
SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 6.30pm doors for 7pm. Crooning for a Bluesing. South Downs College BTec Extended Diploma Year 2 students present an evening of sweet sensational soul, fiery funk and juicy jazzy blues, marinated with a medley of Motown. Admission £3. (023) 9286 3911.
GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 1.30pm, 7pm. Aladdin. Traditional family panto. Admission: £15.50-£24, concs. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.
HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. 7.15pm. The Nutcracker. The Royal Ballet, live from the Royal Opera House. Admission £10-£14. (01428) 642161 for further details.
HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7.30pm. Aladdin. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman, presented by Bench Theatre. Admission £8.95, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.
PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 2pm, 7pm. Christmas New Musical: Nutcracker. Directed by Richard Stride. Music and lyrics by Heather Uden. Admission £18, concs. (023) 9273 7370. groundlings.co.uk.
SOUTHSEA: Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 2pm, 7pm. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Pantomime starring Lisa Riley, Marcus Patrick and Aiden J Harvey. Admission £8-£21.50, concs. (023) 9282 8282.
STUBBINGTON: Crofton Community Centre Theatre, Stubbington Lane. 7.30pm. Jack and the Beanstalk. Pantomime, presented by Crofton Amateur Dramatic Society. Admission £8, concs. (01329) 661143.
TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7.30pm. Miracle on 34th Street. A magical, funny modern heartwarming Christmas tale. Admission: £9. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.
WATERLOOVILLE: South Downs College Theatre, College Road. 1.30pm, 7.30pm. Aladdin. BTec Level 3 Acting present this year’s college pantomime. Admission £6.50, concs. (023) 9279 7954, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 7pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.
WALKS & TALKS
FAREHAM: Catisfield Memorial Hall, Catisfield Lane, Catisfield. 7.30pm. Get-Together and American Supper. Social get-together with a quiz and silent auction, organised by the Catisfield & District Horticultural Society. Visitors and new members welcome. (01329) 312269 or catisfield.com/CHS.
FAREHAM: Whiteley Primary School, Gull Coppice, Whiteley. 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Whiteley Wags Women’s Institute. Make new friends, learn new skills and enjoy yourself.
OLD PORTSMOUTH: Becket Hall, Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Street. 2.45pm. Songs from the 1940s. Sung by Amy Baker, organised by the Portsmouth Cathedral Club. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3. (023) 9285 1177.
PORTSMOUTH: Lecture Theatre, Education Centre, E Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Southwick Hill Road, Cosham. 7pm-9pm. Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Portsmouth constituency meeting. Member of the public are invited to come along to see a presentation and talk to the elected members of the trust’s council of governors and a trust representative.
PORTSMOUTH: meet Mountbatten Centre, Twyford Avenue. 2pm. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.