IT’S the final few days of Basingstoke Festival 2014, which culminates with Basingstoke Live in War Memorial Park at the weekend - see the music section for stories about what's on store at each of the five stages. 

We take a look at a few of the other events going on in various locations around town - 

Friday, July 11:  Addict screening, Central Studio, 7.45pm, Tickets £3

Basingstoke Gazette:

LOCAL director Geoff Harmer’s feature Addict stars Paul Anthony Kelly (billed as Paul Anthony) as disillusioned sales manager David Pettigrew, a man with an addictive personality who is increasingly addicted to darker vices. 
Haunted by his unrequited feelings for a married employee, he seeks distraction elsewhere and sets off down a destructive path that can only end badly - for everyone.

Adults only. 

Pork Chop Pictures' Meat will also be screened at the event. 

Saturday, July 12

Heritage, History, Myth, People: South View, Holy Ghost cemetery, 3pm-4pm, Free – book by calling 01256 473390

Find out about the interesting graves in this historic spot, including the grave of a Victoria Cross holder from World War One. Meet in the community garden opposite the Great Western pub. 

Whitchurch Silk Mill Picnic: Whitchurch Silk Mill, 6.30pm – 9pm, Free

Bring a rug and enjoy live music from local indie folk band, The Grizzly Folk. Drinks will be on sale. 

Sunday, July 13

Giant balloon installation: The Malls, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3pm

Watch this incredible structure grow throughout the day. At 3.30pm, the individual sculptures will be auctioned off in aid of St Michael’s Hospice.

Crafts and Music: Sherfield School, Sherfield-on-Loddon, 11am – 5pm

A large craft fayre alongside music performances from the premier youth choirs and orchestras of northern Hampshire. Admission: £2 per car 

An evening concert will take place from 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the school featuring Basingstoke Area Youth Orchestra and Basingstoke Area Youth Wind Orchestra. Tickets are £5 from 01256 398211.
Brookvale Festival and Vintage Fair: 11am-4pm, Free

Lots of family fun to celebrate the hall’s refurbishment including Brian the Busker.
Dance events:

Spectrum: Saturday and Sunday, The Anvil, 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Show from Basingstoke Academy of Dancing. Tickets: 01256 844244,

Dynamix: Sunday, Queen Mary’s Hall, QMC, 3pm – 5pm

Mix of modern, tap, lyrical and song by some of Lynden’s top dancers. Tickets £8.

Motionhouse's Captive: Sunday, Top of the Town, 12pm and 3.30pm

Basingstoke Gazette:

Internationally acclaimed show set inside a huge cage with a dazzling display of dance and aerial work.  

Find out more and read the full programme online now at