What’s on around the area today
PORTSMOUTH: U.R.C. Halls, Mengham, Hayling Island. 9.30am. Coffee Morning. The Rowan’s Hospice Hayling Island Support Group. For more information contact (023) 9225 0001.
CHICHESTER: St Wilfred’s Church Hall, Sherborne Road. 7.30pm. Christmas Concert. Presented by Caos Musical Productions. For more information call 07745 230778.
GOSPORT: St Faith’s Church, Lee-on-the-Solent. 7.30pm. Christmas Band Concert. Starring HMS Collingwood volunteer band, picnic in the church included. Bring your own refreshments for the interval. Admission £8, £7 for students, all proceeds go to naval charities. For more information contact (023) 9235 1503.
GRAYSHOTT: Grayshott Village Hall, GU26 6TZ. 7.30pm. Grayshott Folk Club Christmas Special. Music from Anglo/French folk band The Churchfitters. With support act Edwina Hayes. Tickets: £14, under 16s £7.
COSHAM: St. Colman’s Hall, PO6 2JJ. 8pm. Social Dance. PP Dance Club presents ballroom, latin, sequence. Large floor and car park. New people welcome. Admission £4. Enquires 07989 124089.
ALVERSTOKE: St Mary’s Church. 11am. Christmas Tree Festival. Seventy Christmas trees decorated by local charities, businesses, public authorities and voluntary groups.
SWANMORE: St Barnabas Church. 10am. Christmas Tree Festival. See trees decorated to reflect a Christmas song or tune and vote for your favourite.
TITCHFIELD: St Peter’s Church. 10am. Christmas Tree Festival and Bazaar. See beautifully decorated trees and buy Christmas gifts.
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.
PORTSMOUTH: Beddow Library, Milton Road. Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 9.30am-5pm, Wednesday and Thursday: 9.30am-6pm, Saturday: 10am-3.30pm. Christmas Mini Challenge. A challenge for children to read any three library books between 12 December 2014 and 6 January 2015. To take part children need to update their profile page on the Summer Reading Challenge website with the three books they heave read, to receive a virtual badge and secret video as a reward. Register interest with Beddow Library staff. Call (023) 9268 8144.
COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Belinda and David Johnson.
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: 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: Aspex Gallery, The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf. 11am-5pm. Early Warning Signs. Ongoing project by Ellie Harrison on climate change. (023) 9277 8080, aspex.org.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.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 10am-4pm. The Who’s Tommy Exhibition. Features touring exhibitions, and visitors are also able to enjoy rooms that reflect on Portsmouth music and the history of the Guildhall. Free admission, visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Nightcrawler (15).TV journalism exposed for what it is. Tickets £8, concessions available. For more details contact 07435 029408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PORTSMOUTH: Milton Arms, In The Barn, Milton Road. 7pm-late.
Total Barnage Presents Christmas Barnage Carnage with Guest Gammer plus Wizzkid-UK. Hardcore play rave. Admission: advanced tickets £5 and £7, £10 on the door. Over 18’s only. 07505 953063
ROWLANDS CASTLE: Fountain Inn, The Green, 8.30pm-11pm. Vinyl Tap . Free admission, (023) 9307 2783.
SOUTHSEA: Kitsch N D’or Restaurant, Eldon Street, PO5 4BS. 7.30pm-10.30pm. Sweet ‘n’ Hot. An evening of music from jazz duo Sweet ‘n’ Hot. Admission free. Call (023) 9286 1519 for more information.
SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Skunk Funk. Music from 70’s funk band.
SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, Elm Grove, PO5 1JF. 8.30pm. Rosie’s Jazz and Carols. Entertainment from traditional jazz band, Milton James Hot 4. Admission free.
BORDON: The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre, Station Road, GU35 OLR. 7pm. Rapunzel. Performed by Proteus Theatre Company. Tickets £10, concessions available. Call 01420 472664 or visit phoenixarts.co.uk
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.
FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 6.30pm. Panto: Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. Preview Performance. Admission: £12. 01329 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.
HAVANT: The Spring Arts and Heritage Centre, East Street, PO9 1BS. 7.30pm. Sleeping Beauty. Pantomime by Mark Wakeman and performed by Bench Theatre Company. For more information call (023) 9247 2700.
PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 8pm. Christmas Murder Mystery. Murder mystery show including three course meal, fancy dress available to hire for £10. Tickets £24, subject to change. Book nine tickets and get the 10th free. Call (023) 9273 7370 to book or visit groundlings.co.uk for more information.
PORTSMOUTH: The Kings Theatre, Albert Road. 11am, 3pm and 7pm. Aladdin. Antony Costa and Jade Ellis star in this family panto. Tickets from £18.50 to £25.50. Call (023) 9282 8282 or visit kingsportsmouth.co.uk for bookings or more information.
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.