What’s on around the area today
GOSPORT: Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Haslar Road. 7.30pm. Christmas Carol Concert. With members of Portsmouth Cathedral Choir. Tickets: £12, friends/SA £10. Book online at submarinemuseum.co.uk or call (023) 9254 5034.
PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 7.30pm. Brit-Floyd, Discovery World Tour. Tickets range from £26.95-£32.45. For bookings and more information visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk.
COSHAM: Cosham Conservative Club Function Room, Spur Road, PO6 3DY. 7.30pm. Club-50 Disco. Dancing to music from the last six decades with Pete Travers. All welcome. Admission £4 members, £5 guests. Call (023) 9225 1958 or visit club-50.co.uk
HAVANT: Leigh Park Community Hall, Dunsbury Way, PO9 5BG. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £3 including tea, coffee and biscuits. Contact Alex on 07950 730274 or Eileen on 07887 74419 for more information.
HORNDEAN: Merchistown Hall, London Road. 2pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Includes sequence dances and some ballroom. Admission £2.50, includes refreshments. Call (023) 9226 6177.
EMSWORTH: The Baptist Church, North Street. 10am-11.30am. Country Market. Cakes, savouries, preserves, fresh local meat, eggs, plants and crafts.
FARNHAM: Alice Holt Forest, Bucks Horn Oak, Surrey, GU10 4LS. 10.30am and 2pm. The Gruffalo’s Child for Pre-schoolers. Crafts and refreshments in the forest. 3yrs upwards. Booking essential. Admission £7. Call 01420 23666.
PORTSMOUTH: St Faith’s Church. 7.15pm. Learning more about quiet prayer through Celtic journeying. Part of a series of quiet prayer sessions.
SOUTHSEA: Trinity Methodist Church, Albert Road. 10am-12noon. Thursday Chat and Tea Club. Come along for tea, cake and a very warm welcome. £2 admission. Call (023) 9268 8705 for more details.
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: 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: 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: 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: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 8.30am-5.30pm. Kroma: Kate Bishop Exhibition. Illustrations inspired by Scandinavian living and Kate’s love of colour.
PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. 7pm. Leviathan (15). London Film Festival 2014 winner of ‘Best Film of the Year’. Tickets £8, concessions available. For more details contact 07435 029408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROWLANDS CASTLE: Fountain Inn, The Green, 8.30pm-11pm. Open mic night. Free admission, (023) 9307 2783.
SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 7pm. Play@The RMA. Live music from Ade Cull, Ryan James, Sophie Darling, Nathalie Gunn, Iscalis and The Exits. Free admission. Will be broadcast live at thursdaymusic.co.uk
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.
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. 7pm. Cinderella. Family panto performed by a cast of professionals as well as local children. Adult tickets £16, concessions £12, children £10, family £42. Call (023) 9273 7370 for bookings and 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
HILSEA: Meet at Scott Road car park, off Military Road by The News Centre. 10.30am. Hilsea Lines. Uneven footpaths take you around ‘Foxes Forest’ where there is an abundance of wildlife. Organised by The Independence & Wellbeing Team. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.
PORTSEA: Meet at TheJohn Pounds Centre, off Queen Street. 2pm. Slow, short walk to Victoria Park. Organised by The Independence & Wellbeing Team. Contact Paula Day on (023) 9284 1762.