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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.

REVIEW: Pride

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.

Basingstoke Camera Club's Nigel Norris to give free talk on landscape photography this month

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Monday 8th September 2014

Hear Nigel in Basingstoke Discovery Centre at 2pm on Thursday, September 25.

Steve Pratt talks to Sherlock star ANDREW SCOTT about his role in new film Pride

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

He’s become known to the public through playing the villainous Moriarty in the BBC’s rebooting of the Sherlock Holmes story. The character was killed, apparently came back from the dead and left followers wondering if he’d reappear in future episodes.

Meet Andy McNab in Basingstoke's Waterstone's in November

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 6th September 2014

Meet Andy in store on November 7 at 5.30pm.

Trace your army ancestors at an upcoming Basingstoke Discovery Centre workshop

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:10pm Friday 5th September 2014

This workshop will reveal the many types of record which throw light on the careers of soldier ancestors, including those at the National Archives in Hampshire Archives and Local Studies, and in regimental archives.

New names - including Anne Robinson and Paul Greengrass - added to Henley Literary Festival 2014 line-up

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:02pm Thursday 4th September 2014

TELEVISION'S ‘Queen of Mean’, a Hollywood director and the journalist who exposed the phone-hacking scandal are among the final names added to this month’s Henley Literary Festival.

REVIEW: The Guest

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 4th September 2014

Harking back to bloodthirsty horror thrillers of the 1970s and 1980s, which were heavy on the synthesized electronic soundtracks, The Guest is a hysterically overblown anti-war movie that brings conflict to a peaceful community whose sons and daughters are fighting in the Middle East.

REVIEW: The Hundred-Foot Journey

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:24pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

MADE to a tried and tested recipe laid out in Richard C Morais' novel, The Hundred-Foot Journey is an uplifting comedy drama charting the battle of wits between two restaurateurs in a close-knit French village.

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.






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