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REVIEW: Sex Tape

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

ALL publicity is good publicity and the rise of "leaked" celebrity sex tapes has certainly extended the fame of media darlings far beyond the allotted 15 minutes.

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Carnival Hall at Haymarket variety show

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:15pm Monday 1st September 2014

Basingstoke Hindu Society have organised this show, which will take place on Saturday, September 6, at 7.30pm in The Haymarket.

First Winchester Poetry Festival to take place this month

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:11am Monday 1st September 2014

Thirty poets will visit the city, participating in a total of 26 events.

Free craft activity at South Ham library on Saturday

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Friday 29th August 2014

This craft event runs in the Paddock Road library on Saturday, August 30 from 10am until 12pm.

Your guide to What’s On in the area between August 29 and September 4

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:19am Friday 29th August 2014

These comprehensive listings include theatre, music, family events and exhibitions.

REVIEW: Million Dollar Arm

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:14pm Thursday 28th August 2014

IF Jerry Maguire and Slumdog Millionaire gave birth to an impossibly cute love child, it would look something like Million Dollar Arm.

That Comedy Thing moves to a new venue for next gig

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Join the gang on Monday, September 1 from 7pm in London Street’s Sanctuary for another fantastic gig.

REVIEW: If I Stay

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:13pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

YOUNG adults who shed their body weight in tears at The Fault In Our Stars earlier this summer, will be similarly dehydrated by the conclusion of RJ Cutler's heart-tugging drama.

"Best ever" CarFest North and South festivals set new records

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:27am Wednesday 27th August 2014

The award-winning festivals are set to raise £1.5million for disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

Line-up for September 4 Laughter-House gig includes famous faces and local talent

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Viewers of Mock the Week, Russell Howard's Good News and Never Mind the Buzzcocks will certainly be familiar with the headline act.

REVIEW: Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:43pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

CRIME pays handsomely in this visually arresting sequel to the 2005 neo-noir anthology based on Frank Miller's comic series.

The Gazette's leisure editor reviews CarFest South 2014 from a family perspective

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:54pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

We have been lucky enough to attend the event since it began, and it has been fascinating to see how its provision for younger festivalgoers has adapted and expanded over the years.

Thousands of people enjoy the finale of "best ever" CarFest

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:11am Monday 25th August 2014

THOUSANDS of families who have camped out over the last three days are now preparing to leave Laverstoke Park Farm after the finale of CarFest 2014.

Author Jackie Bennett to visit Alton’s Chawton House Library to talk about her book The Writer’s Garden

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 23rd August 2014

She'll reveal how gardens inspired the nation’s best-loved authors, including Jane Austen.

Thousands flock to the first day of CarFest 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Chris Evans and Jody Scheckter at this year's Carfest South.

2:55pm Friday 22nd August 2014

THOUSANDS of families are currently flocking to Laverstoke for the start of CarFest 2014.

Your guide to What’s On in the area between August 22 and August 28

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

These comprehensive listings include theatre, music, family events and exhibitions.

REVIEW: Lucy

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Friday 22nd August 2014

DERRIERE-numbingly long films may be all the rage but at a lean 89 minutes, Lucy, the new action thriller from Luc Besson starring Scarlett Johansson, is all the better for bucking this Hollywood trend.

REVIEW: Deliver Us From Evil

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

BASED on the book Beware The Night by retired NYPD police officer Ralph Sarchie, Deliver Us From Evil is a supernatural horror about Sarchie's real-life encounters with the forces of darkness on the streets of New York.

Join Billy Smart's Circus when it comes to Basingstoke!

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:51am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Billy Smart's Circus will give one lucky act the chance to perform with them when they present Big Top's Got Talent in Basingstoke in September.

REVIEW: What If

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

IF you subscribe to a notion of free will - that we are architects of our own destiny rather than slaves to unseen forces - which in itself would be an act of free will, then it's easy to fixate on the never ending jumble of what ifs.

What's in store from episode one of series five of Downton Abbey? Here's our (spoiler-free) report

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:55am Tuesday 19th August 2014

The Gazette's leisure editor was lucky enough to be among the press who saw the episode at an exclusive screening last week.

The Gazette heads off to the launch of Series 5 of Downton Abbey to find out what's in store for fans

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:22am Monday 18th August 2014

The all-conquering costume drama, which was inspired by – and is partially filmed at - Highclere Castle, returns to television screens in September.

Performances from Edinburgh Festival Fringe broadcast in Basingstoke’s Odeon

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

The final three broadcasts will take place on August 18, 20 and 21.

Nearly time for CarFest South 2014 to arrive at Laverstoke

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:44pm Friday 15th August 2014

The Red Arrows themselves will be in the skies above CarFest South as part of an amazing three days of epic air displays that will also feature an RAF Chinook, an Abarth stunt plane, an RAF Tucano, O’Brien’s crazy pyrotechnic Flying Circus and The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Your guide to What’s On in the area between August 15 and August 21

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:59am Friday 15th August 2014

These comprehensive listings include theatre, music, family events and exhibitions.

REVIEW: The Unbeatables

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:11pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THE beautiful game turns ugly in Juan Jose Campanella's free-flowing computer-animated fantasy.

REVIEW: The Expendables 3

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:39am Wednesday 13th August 2014

FOLLOWING a spectacular stunt aboard a moving train that opens this third instalment of the action franchise, Arnold Schwarzenegger turns to Sylvester Stallone and wearily confides, "I'm getting out of this business... and so should you."

VIDEO: Robin Williams found dead at Californian home - 10 of his most distinctive roles

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:23am Tuesday 12th August 2014

In tribute to comedian and actor Robin Williams, who was found dead at his home in California, here we profile his 10 most distinctive roles.

Steve Pratt talks to SYLVESTER STALLONE about The Expendables 3, which opens this week

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

The first two episodes have taken half a billion dollars at the global box office. Now comes The Expendables 3, in which young blood is added to mix and the violence toned down to 12A standards.

Vintage, antique, collectors and craft fair returns to Chawton Village Hall on Sunday

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:54am Monday 11th August 2014

Items to purchase will include collectable books and china, antique rugs and carpets, quirky curios, clocks, vintage clothing and hats, kitchenalia, ephemera, hand sewn and knitted items, hand turned wooden pens, shabby chic furniture and Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian antiques.

Hampshire Country Sports Day returns to Tichborne Park near Alresford in September

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

All profits from the show are donated to the Countryside Alliance.

Enjoy a Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine at the Watercress Line

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

Experience a ride on a real steam train, shake hands with The Fat Controller and take part in Thomas themed activities in the Imagination Station.

Aged 8 - 15 and interested in reviewing a book for The Gazette website?

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Friday 8th August 2014

We have a number of titles available for reviewing by young people living locally.

Hear more about when Britain Had Talent at Basingstoke Discovery Centre this month

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Oliver, head of drama at the University of Kent, has written a book on the subject, entitled of Britain Had Talent: A History of Variety Theatre.

REVIEW: The Inbetweeners 2

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:36pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Thankfully, The Inbetweeners 2, the comedy series' second foray onto the big screen, shows our fumbling foursome back on reassuringly awkward form.

REVIEW: Planes: Fire & Rescue

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

IF the first Planes film, a spin-off from Pixar's Cars, appeared to be propelled by merchandising opportunities rather than creative necessity, this action-packed sequel attempts to stand on its own landing gear with a stirring tale of heroism and self-sacrifice.

Three acclaimed films coming up at Basingstoke Discovery Centre's second chance cinema club

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

Coming up in the next month are Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, The Railway Man and American Hustle.

New Basingstoke Camera Club exhibition to open this month

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

Awash With Images opens in Basingstoke Discovery Centre on August 30.

What's on in August at Basingstoke's The Tea Bar

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 5th August 2014

Live comedy, jazz, vinyl, afternoon tea - there's lots in store in the London Street venue throughout the month.

Steve Pratt has a chat with the lads from The Inbetweeners 2

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:35am Monday 4th August 2014

The comedy sequel opens on Wednesday, August 6.

Sandham Memorial Chapel, which houses 19 works by Stanley Spencer, to re-open to the public on Tuesday

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

The chapel, in Burghclere near Newbury, is the only National Trust building dedicated to the First World War.

Hampshire Open Studios returns from August 16-25

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 3rd August 2014

Why not pop in and pay a visit to one of the participating local artists?

Triplet meerkat pups born at Marwell Wildlife

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:21am Friday 1st August 2014

The healthy youngsters were born to first time Mum, Macbeth, and Dad, Choggy.

Your guide to What’s On in the area between August 1 and August 7

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:00am Friday 1st August 2014

These comprehensive listings include theatre, music, family events and exhibitions.

FB Pocket Orchestra to play at Vyne vintage garden party tomorrow

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Friday 1st August 2014

They'll perform from 2pm - 5pm as part of the glamorous vintage garden party event.

The pirates are coming to Wellington Country Park this weekend!

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Thursday 31st July 2014

So haul up your main sail and set a course for the Risley park on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday 3.

Get in touch with your inner Indiana Jones by delving into the pits at Basing House

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:22am Thursday 31st July 2014

The Dig Pits provide a safe and fun environment to have a go at archaeological excavation whatever your age.

REVIEW: The Nut Job

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:29am Thursday 31st July 2014

ALL of the hastily sketched characters in Peter Lepeniotis' 1950s-set computer-animated adventure go nuts at some point during the poorly paced proceedings.

Young people offered free activities throughout summer holidays

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

BASINGSTOKE and Deane Borough Council is offering young people across Basingstoke the opportunity to take part in a fun-filled programme of free activities during the summer holidays.

REVIEW: Step Up 5

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

TOWARDS the conclusion of this plot-light fifth instalment of the body-popping franchise, the buff hero stands before his crew and laments the soul-destroying existence of a dancer.






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