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REVIEW: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Friday 24th October 2014

LOOSELY based on a simple 32-page picture book by Judith Viorst, this nicely-played comedy has a reassuring message for all harassed modern families.

REVIEW: The Book of Life

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 23rd October 2014

IN Mexican culture, Dia de los Muertos or Day Of The Dead is an important annual gathering for families and friends to honour the memory of loved ones who are no longer with them.

Craft fair to take place at Basingstoke Discovery Centre - exhibitors welcomed

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:40pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

MEET a range of local craft-makers and find individual, original items at a free Craft Fair at Basingstoke Discovery Centre. 

REVIEW: The Babadook

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

CHILDREN'S literature is littered with murder, suffering and diabolical villains.

Dancing on Ice stars to perform at Basingstoke's Planet Ice

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:51am Tuesday 21st October 2014

STARS of television series Dancing on Ice will reunite in Basingstoke for a spectacular nationwide tour.

Black and White Ball to take place in Aldworth School on Saturday

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Following in the tradition of previous years, there will be live music from Simply Swing (strict tempo dance band).


Basingstoke Gazette:

1:43pm Monday 20th October 2014

AT a critical juncture in David Ayer's wartime thriller, Brad Pitt's grizzled tank commander turns to an inexperienced new recruit and sounds the death knell on morality and diplomacy in a time of conflict.

VIV BENTON reports on the recent Basingstoke Festival of Arts and Crafts

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:52am Monday 20th October 2014

THE recent Basingstoke Festival of Art and Crafts was a wonderful celebration of work by local artists, showcasing the breadth of talent in the local area.

Local filmmakers Pork Chop Pictures launch crowdfunding campaign for new project

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Monday 13th October 2014

Tea For Two is a character-driven story with elements of mystery and romance, which combines a classically British comedy style with an ambitious and modern telling.

REVIEW: Annabelle

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 9th October 2014

ACCORDING to the opening credits of Annabelle, dolls have frequently been used as conduits of evil.


Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

IT’S a shame that this outstanding British thriller is not going to benefit from a wider national release, given that it is one of the finest films of the year so far.

REVIEW: The Maze Runner

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 8th October 2014

BASED on the bestselling novel by James Dashner, The Maze Runner is a testosterone-fuelled survival thriller cast from the same robust mould as The Hunger Games and Divergent.

Tickets now on sale for Basingstoke firework events 2014

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:22pm Tuesday 7th October 2014

The events, Basingstoke’s Big Bang and the Hatch Warren fireworks, take place on the same evening – Saturday, November 1.

Winning entries from Wellcome Image Awards 2014 on display at the Willis Museum from today

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:52am Tuesday 7th October 2014

Experience a world of extraordinary scientific imagery created using cutting edge techniques which bring to life the vibrancy of a world of science normally hidden to the naked eye.

Learn the basics of stop motion animation at workshops in Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

Each of the three workshops lasts two hours and will be most enjoyed by children aged 5-12.

REVIEW: Draft Day

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Friday 3rd October 2014

IN late spring, millions of Americans are glued to prime-time television for the year's biggest lottery result.

Your guide to What’s On in the area between October 3 and October 9

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:46am Friday 3rd October 2014

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

REVIEW: Dracula Untold

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:20am Friday 3rd October 2014

HOARY horror hokum sinks its fangs into 15th century east European history in a dark and brooding resurrection of the bloodsucking monster from Bram Stoker's 1897 novel.

Local performers take to the stage of The Anvil on Saturday for the Basingstoke Variety Show

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:40am Thursday 2nd October 2014

All proceeds from ticket sales for the evening, compered by David Allard, will go to the Mayor’s chosen charities.

Britain's Got Talent 2015 audition tour arrives in Portsmouth this month

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:44am Thursday 2nd October 2014

The tour aims to uncover some of the best talent around, and is looking for wonderful, weird and astounding acts for next year’s series.

Free activities for Fun Palaces to take over the Creation Space this weekend - full programme here

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 2nd October 2014

Fun Palaces celebrates arts, culture and sciences. Take part at the Council Road venue on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday 5.

iPad sketches and photo-montages of local artist Sue Howe to go on display at Proteus Creation Space this week

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

The exhibition, which runs from Saturday, October 4 until October 16, also includes a small selection of traditional watercolours and pencil drawings.

Jay Miller's Circus returns to Basingstoke on October 21

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 1st October 2014

The heated Big Top will be an unmistakable sight at Milestones Museum from October 21 to November 2.

REVIEW: Gone Girl

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:08am Tuesday 30th September 2014

WHO better to tackle the cold and brutal tale of a marriage gone wrong than the filmic master of anything cold and brutal?

Winchester Comedy Festival starts on Thursday

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Sunday 28th September 2014

A HOST of brilliant stand-up comedians are set to delight audiences at Theatre Royal Winchester as the comedy festival returns to the stage from Thursday, October 2 to Sunday 5.

Learn about the history of Windsor Castle and the Royal art collection at Basingstoke Discovery Centre next month

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 27th September 2014

Join Dr. Richard Williams, Curator of Learning at Windsor Castle, for a fascinating introduction to the castle, its history and its astounding collection of art.

Your guide to What’s On in the area between September 26 and October 2

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:13am Friday 26th September 2014

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

Opportunity for Basingstoke schoolchildren to take part in the world's biggest youth film festival

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

The town’s cinemas, ODEON at the Leisure Park and Vue Cinemas in Festival Place, will host 16 screenings including X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Armstrong Lie, Frozen, Leave to Remain and Coraline.

REVIEW: What We Did On Our Holiday

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 25th September 2014

IN 2007, Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin abandoned the conventions of a tightly scripted sitcom and took a more fluid approach to mining laughs in the breakout hit Outnumbered.

REVIEW: The Equalizer

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Wednesday 24th September 2014

DIRECTOR Antoine Fuqua, who guided Denzel Washington to the Oscar podium in Training Day, reunites with the charismatic actor for this gratuitously violent reimagining of the beloved 1980s TV series.

Meet our first young Basingstoke book reviewer, CAROLINE DAVIS

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:38am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Caroline attends Aldworth School and is in Year 10.

An Englishman, an American and a Scotsman planned a trip to Basingstoke's Laughter-House comedy club.... See them on October 2

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 24th September 2014

Headline act Pierre Hollins has been a favourite on the comedy circuit for many years, headlining at clubs throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

2014 Basingstoke Festival of Art and Crafts to take place in October

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

All proceeds will be donated equally to The Ark Cancer Centre Charity, Basingstoke Young Carers and Basingstoke Dial-a-Ride.

Former QMC assistant principal Gareth Thomas to return to Basingstoke to publicise new novel

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Monday 22nd September 2014

A Welshman, Gareth moved to Basingstoke in 1970, starting work at Queen Mary’s College two years later.

Your guide to What’s On in the area between September 19 and September 25

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:24am Friday 19th September 2014

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

REVIEW: Magic in the Moonlight

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

THERE is a soupcon of magic and moonlight but considerably more insecurities and bluster in Woody Allen's playful yet lightweight romantic comedy set on the sun-kissed 1920s French Riviera.

REVIEW: The Riot Club

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

THE class war degenerates into foul-mouthed tirades and stomach-churning violence in Laura Wade's robust adaptation of her own coruscating stage play.

Raise money for Naomi House tomorrow during Downton Day at Chineham Shopping Centre

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:10pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

There will be lots of family fun, offers and Downton Abbey themed goings-on from 9am until 4.30pm.

Caroline Criado-Perez to visit Hampshire this weekend as part of The Image of Finance: Why Jane Austen on the £10 Note Matters

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:50pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

The feminist activist will talk about the role of women and money in contemporary political culture.

REVIEW: A Walk Among The Tombstones

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:50am Wednesday 17th September 2014

A GRIZZLED private detective meets his match in a pair of sadistic kidnappers in Scott Frank's gritty thriller.

Fundraising audience with journalist Kate Adie to take place at Bagnor's Watermill

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:57am Tuesday 16th September 2014

She became the BBC’s Chief News Correspondent in 1989, and has reported from war zones around the world.

Horse ride to take place at Chawton House Library at the weekend

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:34pm Monday 15th September 2014

Each participant will receive a Chawton House Library rosette and riders and their helpers will also enjoy free entry to explore the gardens, which includes a walled garden, wilderness and a ha-ha.

Spend Hallowe'en with the National Trust in Hampshire

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:46am Monday 15th September 2014

Over autumn half-term, a variety of seasonal activities and Hallowe’en trails full of secrets and surprises will take place.

Nominate a deserving Basingstoke Strictly Come Dancing super-fan to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:28pm Friday 12th September 2014

For the first time, Strictly Come Dancing is opening its dance floor, inspiring local unsung heroes to go on an incredible journey.

Your guide to What’s On in the area between September 12 and September 18

Basingstoke Gazette: A drawing from The Gruffalo

12:37pm Friday 12th September 2014

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


Basingstoke Gazette:

11:02am Friday 12th September 2014

THEATRE director Matthew Warchus, who succeeds Kevin Spacey as artistic director of the Old Vic in London next year, will need to de-clutter his awards-laden mantelpiece.

REVIEW: The Boxtrolls

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:31pm Thursday 11th September 2014

BASED on the novel Here Be Monsters! by Alan Snow, The Boxtrolls is a rollicking stop-motion animated romp from the makers of Coraline and ParaNorman that proves weird can be truly wonderful.

First World War themed vintage market to take place at Proteus Creation Space on Sunday

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 10th September 2014

The Council Road’s Creation Space will be packed with vintage and handmade craft stalls, presented by local vintage retailer VJ Vintage.

Rare booklet from Jane Austen's The Watsons manuscript to go on display in Chawton next week

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:09pm Tuesday 9th September 2014

The Watsons, which mainly consists of eleven homemade booklets, was bought at auction in July 2011 by the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, for just short of £1 million.

Basingstoke Writers' Circle to welcome poet Steve Tasane this month

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:36am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Steve was a writer-in-residence for the Dickens Bicentennial Celebrations, for which he produced the verse adaptation of The Old Curiosity Shop, and other Dickens inspired poems.

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