What’s on for Tuesday December 18, 2012

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SHORT STORY FOR THE WEEKEND: Let’s Do It by David Dunford

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


TITCHFIELD: Titchfield Community Centre, Mill Street. 1.30pm-4pm. Tea Dance. Admission £2 (inc tea/biscuits).


COSHAM: Highbury College, Dovercourt Road. 6.05pm-6.55pm. Zumba Class. Classes are £4, pay as you go, no need to book. 07594 835 042, carolinetimlett.zumba.com.

FAREHAM: White Horse, North Wallington. 7.30pm-9.30pm. An Evening of Ukulele Fun! Come along and sing along or strum, please bring a ukulele if you have one. Fun for all ages. Free to join in. (01329) 235197.

PORTSMOUTH: Big Screen, Guildhall Square. 11am-3pm. The One Minute Portrait Project (Christmas Crafts). Aspex workshop. Make unique, quirky and personalised decorations for yourself or to give away as gifts.


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.


PETERSFIELD: Upstairs at the Square Brewery, 7, The Square. 7.15pm for 7.30pm. Write Angle Poetry and Music Cabaret. Featuring special guest: John Hegley. Plus open mic. All welcome. Admission £6. petersfieldwriteangle.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: Front Bar, Milton Arms, Milton Road. Open Mic Night. Musicians of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.

PORTSMOUTH: RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, Eastney. 8.30pm. The Andrews Brothers. A mix of rock, pop, soul, jazz and country in their own style. rmatavern.co.uk.

PORTSMOUTH: The Barn, Milton Arms, Milton Road. 8pm-midnight. Drum Nation. Drummers of all levels welcome. (023) 9221 0437.

SOUTHWICK: Golden Lion, High Street. 8.15pm-11pm. Delta Syncopators. Traditional jazz band. (023) 9221 0437.


FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 1pm. Cinderella. 6.30pm. Gala performance of Cinderella. Pantomime starring Anne Charleston. Admission £11-£17, concs. (01329) 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk.

FARNHAM: Maltings, Bridge Square. 2pm. Met Opera presents Verdi’s Aida. Liudmyla Monastyrska stars as the Ethiopian princess caught in a love triangle with the brave Radames and the proud Egyptian princess Amneris. Fabio Luisi conducts this retelling, which features choreography by former Bolshoi artistic director Alexei Ratmansky. Admission: £15. (01252) 745444.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Groundlings Theatre at The Old Benny, Curzon Howe Road, Portsea. 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. 11am, 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.

WINCHESTER: Theatre Royal, Jewry Street. 10.15am, 1.15pm. Aladdin. Traditional pantomime. Admission: £11.50-£21, concs. (01962) 840440, theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk.


FARLINGTON: St Andrew’s Church, Havant Road. 7.30pm. Christmas Buffet: American Supper. Organised by the Hundred of Portsdown Local History Group. Visitors and new members welcome. (023) 9237 6959.

PORTSMOUTH: British Rail Social Club, Selbourne Terrace, Fratton. 7.30pm for 8pm. Slide Evening. Members’ own slides, plus mince pies. Organised by the Portsmouth Regional Group of the Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: by £2 donation. (023) 9267 1251.

PORTSMOUTH: Drayton Institute, 238, Havant Road. 1.30pm for 2pm-4pm. Members’ Afternoon, with music from Nick Charman, organised by the Over 50 Friendship Centre. Visitors welcome. £1.50 (inc tea and biscuit).

PORTSMOUTH: meet Baffins Community Centre, Westover Road, Copnor. 10.30am. Walk with Friends. Two/three mile walk. WFH accredited. All ages and abilities welcome. New walkers please arrive early to register. (023) 9286 3224.

PORTSMOUTH: meet Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road. 10.30am. Stamshaw Foreshore Walk. Healthy walk with views to Portchester Castle. 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.

PORTSMOUTH: meet outside Civic Offices, Guildhall Square. 12.15pm. Lunchtime Walk. Take a break with this brisk walk to Gunwharf or Southsea and back. 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.

STUBBINGTON: Stubbington Snooker Club, 27a, Stubbington Green. 7.30pm for 8pm. More Flying For Fun. Illustrated talk by Alan Key and Graham Spiller, organised by the Gosport Aviation Society. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission £3.