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CONCERT

PORTSMOUTH: The Pizza House, 13-14 Hilsea Market, London Road, PO2 9RA. 7pm. Live Pianist. An evening of piano music when dining from the Italian or Christmas menu.

Call (023) 9269 5543 for more information.

DANCING

GOSPORT: Thorngate Hall, Bury Road. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2.50 including tea and biscuit.

EVENTS

CHICHESTER: New Park Centre, New Park Road. 10am-4pm. Father Christmas. Children can meet Father Christmas , refreshments available for parents. Admission £3 per child.

PORTSMOUTH: The Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays. 10am-6pm. Santa at Spinnaker Tower. Kids can meet Santa on the view decks 100 metres above Portsmouth Harbour. Festive treats will be available in the Waterfront Café and Café in the Clouds on view deck two. Admission £6.95 for children, £7.95 concessions and £8.95 adult.

PORTSMOUTH: The Royal Marines Museum. 11am and 2pm. Get Me Out of Here: Survival in the Arctic. Test your arctic survival skills in a range of winter themed arctic activities. Learn how Royal Marines survive in harsh cold climates, make your own igloo and complete the snow show challenge. Admission free with a valid museum ticket.

EXHIBITIONS

COSHAM: Queen Alexandra Hospital, League of Friends’ coffee shop, Level B. 10am-4pm Mon-Fri; midday-3.30pm Sats and Suns. Paintings by Ted Baker, Sue Harvey and David Johnson. Admission free. Contact (023) 9238 7284 for more information.

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

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: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8.30am-5.30pm. Kroma: Kate Bishop Exhibition. Illustrations which are inspired by Scandinavian living and Kate’s love of colour.

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 for more information.

FILMS

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 11.45am. Father Christmas. (U) 26 minutes. Based on Raymond Briggs’ classic children’s books. Tickets: £5 or £8 to both ‘Father Christmas’ and ‘The Snowman’.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 1.45pm. The Snowman. (U) 26 minutes. Based on Raymond Briggs’ classic children’s books. Tickets: £5 or £8 to both ‘Father Christmas’ and ‘The Snowman’.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 7pm. 101 Dalmatians. Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of the classic tale. Tickets range from £10-£25. Book online at cft.org.uk or call 01243 781312.

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 2pm and 7pm. Cinderella. Family panto performed by a cast of professionals as well as local children. Adult tickets £16, concessions £12, children £10, family £42. Concessions available. Call (023) 9273 7370 for bookings and more information.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 2.30pm and 6.30pm. Panto: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Admission: children and over 60s £17.25, adults: £18.50. 01329 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk

WALKS & TALKS

FRATTON: Meet at The Bridge Centre. 10.30am. Victoria Park Walk. Ideal for buggies and wheelchairs. 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.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at bus terminus. 1pm. Canoe Lake Walk. A slow short walk to the Canoe Lake Cafe. 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.

SOUTHSEA: Meet at South Parade Pier. 1pm. Pier to Pier Walk. Buggy and wheelchair friendly walk. 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.