What’s on for Friday December 6, 2013

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A guide to what’s on around the area today.



PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-1.30am. Georgie Loves Christmas Party. With Mr C. Admission £8 in advance, £10 on door. (023) 9229 6352.

SOUTHSEA: Edge of the Wedge, Albert Road. 10pm-2.30pm. It’s A Sin Room 2: Thunderdome. (023) 9286 3911.

SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 11pm-2.30am. It’s A Sin. With resident DJs Lemon and Spikey Mark. (023) 9286 3911.


SOUTHSEA: Wedgewood Rooms, Albert Road. 7.30pm. Wedge Comedy Club. Featuring Mike Wilmott; Jason Patterson and Lloyd Griffiths. Compére Dinga. Followed by It’s A Sin till late. Admission: £8 (£6 NUS). (023) 9286 3911.


PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 2pm-4pm. Co-op Choir Carol Concert. (023) 9269 2914.

OLD PORTSMOUTH: John Pounds Church, High Street. 7.30pm. The Cantrelle Singers Christmas Concert. Admission £5 on door. (023) 9261 2406.


GOSPORT: St Mary’s Church, Green Road, Alverstoke. 11am-7pm. Christmas Tree Festival. Admission £3, concs.

LISS: Triangle Centre, Mill Road. 2pm-4pm. Beetle Drive. Join us for an afternoon of fun. No previous experience needed – just a sense of humour! Admission £2.50 (inc tea/coffee). (01730) 301000.

LOCKS HEATH: St John’s Church, 7, Church Road (S031 6LW). 10am-6pm. Crib Festival.

PORTSMOUTH: Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 6.15pm-9.20pm. Reiki Therapy, Seichen, also Metamorphic Technique. Drop-in therapy session, no appointment necessary. Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Donation £5/£6.

PORTSMOUTH: The Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton. 11am-7pm. Christmas Tree Festival. All the trees have been donated and decorated by local groups and organisations. Admission by donation.

SOUTH HARTING: British Legion Hall, Church Lane. 11am-midday. Harting Village Market. Local produce and craft stalls. Home baking, cards, knitwear, jewellery, woodwork, home wares, gifts and more.

SOUTHSEA: Havelock Community Centre, Fawcett Road. 1pm-2.30pm. Mindful Living Club. Support for people interested in practising mindfulness in their daily lives. Admission £6 on the door. 07540 751 910.

WATERLOOVILLE: Waterlooville Community Centre, 10 Maurepas Way (Asda car park). 7pm. Christmas Ladies Night. Gifts, pamper session, health and beauty. Admission £1. Free goodie bags. Fundraising raffle for The Eve Appeal. thelocaleventcompany.co.uk.


COSHAM: Coffee Shop, B Level, Queen Alexandra Hospital. 10am-4pm. Art Exhibition. Featuring the Cat Art Group. Organised by the QA League of Friends. (023) 9238 7284.

GOSPORT: Drftwood Studio/Gallery, 2a, North Meadow, Royal Clarence Yard, Weevil Lane. 10pm-5pm. Christmas Exhibition. Paintings, prints and driftwood creations by Hampshire marine artist Colin M Baxter. colinmbaxter.co.uk.

GOSPORT: Gosport Gallery, Walpole Road. 10am-5pm. Animated Hampshire. A collection of animated short films which celebrate the wealth of young creative talent in Hampshire. Free admission. (023) 9252 3463.

GOSPORT: RN Submarine Museum, Haslar Road (PO12 2AS). 10am-3.30pm. Horrible Science of Submarines. Subs are cool and exciting ... subs are horrible and scary ... A funny family exhibition looking at the Horrible side of life as a submariner. (023) 9254 5036, submarine-museum.co.uk.

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.


HASLEMERE: Haslemere Hall, Bridge Street. Philomena (12A); 3pm, 8pm. Directed by Stephen Frears. Starring: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan and Sophie Kennedy Clark. (01428) 642161 for further details.


FAREHAM: Ashcroft Arts Centre, Osborn Road. 7.30pm. Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy with The Gift Band. Admission £25, concs. (01329) 223100.

PORTSMOUTH: Blue Anchor, London Road, North End. 8.30pm. Tangerine Tantrum.

PORTSMOUTH: Cellars at Eastney, 56, Cromwell Road. 8pm-11.15pm. The Small Fakers. Tribute band. (023) 9282 6249, thecellars.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. The Three Belles: In The Mood. The Three Belles bring you their very own 1940s experience night! Admission £15, concs. (023) 9282 4355, portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Harvest Home, 106, Copnor Road. 9pm. Mighty Shrimp. Two tone and ska tribute band.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. Spike’s Legendary Classic Vinyl Rock Roadshow. rmatavern.co.uk.

ROWLANDS CASTLE: The Fountain, 34, The Green. 8.30pm. The Fendertones. All welcome.

SOUTHAMPTON: The Joiners Arms, 141, St Mary’s Street. 7pm. WWR Chrimbo Bash! Punk, rock, pop. (023) 8022 5612.

SOUTHSEA: Jolly Sailor, 54, Clarence Road. 8.30pm. Scarlett Park. Christmas special. (023) 9229 5195.

SOUTHSEA: Rosie’s Vineyard, 87, Elm Grove. 8.30pm-11pm. Live Jazz. Featuring: the FB Pocket Orchestra. (023) 9275 5944.

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle, Delamere Road. 8.30pm. Eddie Vortex and the Cyclones. 50s, 60s, 70s rock n roll. (023) 9282 1658.


BORDON: Phoenix Arts Centre, Barbados House, Station Road. 6pm. Krampusfest Willkommen ... St Nicholas’ Day. In association with the Southern Stammtisch of the Anglo-Austrian Society join us to celebrate the beginning of the traditional festive season. Admission £9, concs. (01420) 472 664.

FAREHAM: Millennium Hall, HMS Collingwood, Newgate Lane (PO14 1AS). 7.30pm. Peter Pan the Panto. A pantomime performed by the Collingwood RSC. Admission £6. There will be a collection for the Royal Navy and Royal Marine Charity RNRMC. 07502 037 922.

GOSPORT: Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street. 7.30pm. Time & Tide. A community play, specially written for Gosport by Cop the Needle Productions and featuring scenes from the town’s past. Admission £10. (023) 9252 3463 to book.

GUILDFORD: Main Stage, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Millbrook. 2.30pm, 7pm. Cinderella. Traditional family pantomime. Admission: £22.50-£24. (01483) 440000, yvonne-arnaud.co.uk.

HAVANT: The Spring, East Street. 7pm. George’s Marvellous Medicine. Roald Dahl’s masterpiece is presented by HumDrum. Admission £9, concs. (023) 9247 2700, thespring.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, 42, Kent Street, Portsea. 6pm. Egypt to Africa. An evening of drumming and dance where the audience become part of the show. Admission: £22 (inc two-course meal). (023) 9273 7370, groundlings.co.uk.

SOUTHAMPTON: Mayflower Theatre, Commercial Road. 7.30pm. Thriller Live. Featuring the songs of Michael and the Jackson Five. Admission: £16-£29.50, concs. (023) 8071 1811, mayflower.org.uk.

TITCHFIELD: St Margaret’s Arts Centre, 73, St Margaret’s Lane. 7pm. Aladdin. TFT’s first panto. Admission: £11, concs. (01329) 556156, titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.


SOUTHSEA: meet Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade. 10.30am. Seafront Walk. Walk along the promenade. Suitable for all. New walkers to arrive early to register please. Led by volunteer walk leaders, and organised by Portsmouth’s Independence and Wellbeing Team. (023) 9268 8390.