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TODAY

GIGS

HORNDEAN: The Ship and Bell. 8:30pm. Amy Winehouse Tribute Act. Admission free.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 8pm. The Kast Off Kinks. Former members of The Kinks are back together to play hits such as ‘You Really Got Me’, ‘Sunny Afternoon’, and ‘Lola’. Tickets: £20, £18 concessions.

PORTSMOUTH: The Rifle Club. 8pm. The Tiddley Kinks. Ray Davies and The Kinks tribute act. Tickets £6.

PORTSMOUTH: The Cellars, 56 Cromwell Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 9PN. The Marvels. Rockabilly band with a modern/neo edge. Tickets: £6. Call (023) 9282 6249 for more information.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. 8pm-late. Christmas Special Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza. Presented by Veronica Devine and Rock with the Foxes. Tickets: £7 on the door, £5 in advance.

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.

EMSWORTH: South Street car park. 10am-2pm. Christmas Market. With Hampshire Farmer’s Market . The Salvation Army Band will be in North Street from 11.30am and there will be a special ‘Santa trail’ for the children to enjoy. There will also be special Festive offers in many of Emsworth’s shops. For more information visit emsworth.org.uk

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 11am and 3pm. Festive Kitchen at Fort Nelson. Join Victorian cook, Mrs Blenkinsopp, and Private Dobson in the barrack’s kitchen as they prepare the Christmas feast for the soldiers. Festive fun, storytelling and mince pies. Admission free. Call 01329 848533 or visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

FRATTON: St Mary’s Church Fratton Road, Portsmouth. 6pm. Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. A traditional telling of the Christmas story through readings, carols sung by the congregation and choir. The service will be followed by sherry and mince pies.

FRATTON: Portsmouth Progressive Spiritualist Church, Vivash Road, PO1 1PR. 7.30pm. Special Evening with Adi Townsend. Christmas carols, mediumship, raffle, refreshments and mince pies. Admission £3.50 for members, £4.00 non members. All welcome.

HAVANT: The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre, 56 East Street, PO9 1BS. 1pm. Carols. A Christmas music bites with Cascade Southdowns Harmony Chorus. Enjoy delicious food and live music. Admission free. Call 01420 472664 or visit phoenixarts.co.uk

PORTSMOUTH: On board HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 10am-4.30pm. Hunt The Slipper Family Trail. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Call (023) 9272 8060 or visit historicdockyard.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: On board HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 10.30am-4.30pm. Family Activity Area. Once the lower deck mess and schoolroom for Warrior’s young officers, Warrior’s Gun Room is somewhere for children, including costumed role-play, toys, games and colouring sheets. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Call (023) 9272 8060 or visit historicdockyard.co.uk for more information.

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.

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: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 12pm-5pm and 6pm-11pm. Portsmouth Beer Festival. A celebration of craft beers and cask ales, alongside a selection of ciders, mulled wine, mulled cider and festive street food. Live entertainment. Tickets: £10, includes complimentary souvenir glass, programme and beer token. Free admission. For more information visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

SOUTHSEA: The Golden Eagle. Doghouse. Music from the rock party band.

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: 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.

FILMS

DENMEAD: Community Centre, School Lane, PO7 6LU. 7pm doors for 7.30pm start. Belle. 12A, 100 minutes. Admission £5. Call (023) 9225 6132 for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. It’s a Wonderful Life (U). For more details contact 07435 029408 or email bookings@no6cinema.co.uk

GIGS

FAREHAM:Hill Park M.W.M. Club, Highlands Road. 8pm. B.R.G. Rock and pop band. Admission free. Visit hpmwmc.co.uk for more details.

PORTSMOUTH: The Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-late. In The Barn - Punk Night. With Bamboo Vipers, Bully Bones, Archive 45 and guest. Over 18s only. Admission £5. Call 07505 953063 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Druids, Binstead Road. 8.30pm-late. Kenny Mayes 50’s+60’s. All welcome.

PORTSMOUTH: The Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue, PO4 0AW. 8pm. The Tiddley Kinks. Ray Davies ad The Kinks tribute act. Tickets: £6. Book online at wegottickets.com/event/281783

ROWLANDS CASTLE: Fountain Inn, The Green, 8.30pm-11pm. Boost Button. Free admission. (023) 9307 2783.

STAGE

CHICHESTER: Chichester Festival Theatre, Oaklands Park, PO19 6AP. 2pm and 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. Call (023) 9273 7370 for bookings and more information.

FAREHAM: Ferneham Hall, Osborn Road. 11am, 2.30pm, 6.30pm. Panto: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Admission: 11am super saver show - all tickets £13. Other shows: children and over 60s £17.25, adults: £18.50. 01329 231942, fernehamhall.co.uk

TOMORROW

CONCERT

PORTSMOUTH: Church of the Resurrection, Brecon Avenue, PO6 2AW. 2pm-5pm. Highbury Area Band Christmas Concert. Admission £5 adults, £3 OAP, children free.

DANCE

PORTCHESTER: Parish Hall, Assheton Court. 7pm-9pm. Ballroom, Latin, sequence dancing. Admission £3.50, includes tea and cake. (023) 9235 1162.

EVENTS

BAFFINS: City Life Church, 85 Tangier Road, PO3 6JH. 4pm and 6pm. Christmas Carol Service. Suitable for all ages. Refreshments provided. Contact (023) 9269 4677 or visit myCLC.org.uk for more details.

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

FAREHAM: Fort Nelson, Portsdown Hill Road, PO17 6AN. 11am and 3pm. Festive Kitchen at Fort Nelson. Join Victorian cook, Mrs Blenkinsopp, and Private Dobson in the barracks kitchen as they prepare the Christmas feast for the soldiers. Festive fun, storytelling and mince pies. Admission free. Call 01329 848533 or visit royalarmouries.org for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: On board HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3LJ. 10am-4.30pm. Hunt The Slipper Family Trail. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Call (023) 9272 8060 or visit historicdockyard.co.uk for more information.

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: On board HMS Warrior 1860, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 10.30am-4.30pm. Family Activity Area. Once the lower deck mess and schoolroom for Warrior’s young officers, Warrior’s Gun Room is somewhere for children, including costumed role-play, toys, games and colouring sheets. Admission free with valid museum ticket. Call (023) 9272 8060 or visit historicdockyard.co.uk for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Vulcan Building, Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3BF. 11am. Festive Fun Day. Take part in some GreenSpace inspired arts and crafts. Admission free, donations welcome.

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.

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Guildhall, Guildhall Square. 12pm-5pm. Portsmouth Beer Festival.A celebration of craft beers and cask ales. alongside a selection of ciders, mulled wine, mulled cider and festive street food. Live entertainment. Tickets: £10, includes complimentary souvenir glass, programme and beer token. Free admission. For more information visit portsmouthguildhall.org.uk

PORTSMOUTH: Portsmouth Cathedral. 5pm. Cathedral Carol Service.

WYMERING: St Peter and St Paul’s Church. 4pm. Service of readings and carols by candlelight.

SOUTHSEA: Palmerston Road, PO5 3QB. Farmers’ Market. Browse the stalls, chat to the producers and sample food and produce. Call 01420 588671 for more information.

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.

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: 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.

FILMS

PORTSMOUTH: No.6 Cinema, Boathouse 6, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3LJ. 7pm. What We Do In The Shadows (15). Jermaine Clement stars in this mockumentary following four vampires living uneasily together in a murky Wellington household as they struggle to adapt to the 21st century. For more details contact 07435 029408 or email bookings@no6cinema.co.uk

GIGS

NORTHEND: The Lanyard, London Road. 7.30pm. Beyonce Tribute Act. Admission free.

PORTSMOUTH: The Mermaid, New Road. 6pm. Amy Winehouse Tribute Act. Admission free.

PORTSMOUTH: The Milton Arms, Milton Road. 7pm-late. Punk Collective. Over 18s only. Admission £5. Call 07505 953063 for more information.

PORTSMOUTH: The Phoenix, Torrington Road. 6pm. Splitscreen Radio.

SOUTHSEA: Kingsleys Bar, Osbourne Road. 8.30pm. Diana Ross Tribute Act. Admission free.

SOUTHSEA: The RMA Tavern, Cromwell Road, PO4 9PN. Tongues ‘n’ Grooves Poetry and Music Xmas. Tickets: £4.

STAGE

PORTSEA: The Groundlings Theatre, Kent Street. 2pm and 6pm. 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, 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

PORTSMOUTH: Victory Gate, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3QJ. 2.30pm. Charles Dickens Christmas Guided Walk. Guided walk around the area where the Dickens family lived and worked. Afterwards, Dr Philip Crispin, lecturer in Drama at the University of Hull will read excerpts from Dickens works. Tickets: £3, £1 with Leisure Card. Tickets must be bought in advance from the D Day Museum or The City Museum. Call (023) 9282 6722 for more information.

MONDAY

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 an complete the snow show challenge. Admission free with a valid museum ticket.