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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.

Don't miss the Top of The Town's Vintage Stalls and Creative Fun Day

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:52pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

There will be a range of vintage stalls and the opportunity to take part in fun events including a treasure hunt and arts and crafts.

Seaside steam service to run from Basingstoke from Wednesday

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:04pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

The Dorset Coast Express is due to depart from Basingstoke each Wednesday from July 30 until September 10.

Still time to enter Marwell Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:50am Tuesday 29th July 2014

This year’s top prize is a nine day trip through the wildlife conservation parks and reserves of Spain, worth £1,355. Other prizes include, a special day at the zoo incorporating a Junior Photographic Experience, annual memberships to Marwell Zoo, camera equipment and lots more.

New interactive experience Soldiers’ Journey opens at Milestones Museum next week

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

This exhibition, which runs from August 5 until January 11, been designed to help young visitors to understand what it would have been like to live in Hampshire during the First World War.

Steve Pratt heads to London to interview the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:00pm Monday 28th July 2014

THERE'S a moment during the European press conference for the new Marvel movie Guardians Of The Galaxy when the proceedings teeter on the brink of spinning out of control.

REVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:26am Monday 28th July 2014

JUST as the Marvel cinematic world was becoming a tad predictable – superhero saves the world from destruction – along come the Guardians to pep up the genre with a free-wheeling, rollicking adventure.

All tickets now on sale for Henley Literary Festival 2014

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Monday 28th July 2014

The week of events from September 29 until October 5 includes appearances by everyone from comedians and cooks to sport stars and even royalty.

Take part in traditional 18th century games and pastimes at Gilbert's Games and Country Fair

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:00pm Sunday 27th July 2014

This jam-packed weekend of events has something for all the family.

Create fun mixed media portraits in the Willis Museum on Tuesday

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:00pm Saturday 26th July 2014

The workshop will tie in with The Artists Rifles exhibition and you will have the opportunity to give your portrait an interesting hat or helmet.

Local families sleep under the stars in the grounds of National Trust property The Vyne as part of the Big Camping Weekend

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

The sold-out event opened up the Tudor mansion's walled kitchen garden for the evening to visitors of all ages, supplying them with a BBQ evening meal and breakfast the next morning.

Your guide to What’s On in the area between July 25 and July 31

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:00am Friday 25th July 2014

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

Transformers Optimus Prime and Bumblebee to visit Woking next week

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Fans will be able to pose for pictures and little ones can also transform into their favourite character with free face painting.

REVIEW: Hercules

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

CLASSICAL Greek mythology gets a campy, testosterone-pumped rewrite in Brett Ratner's swaggering swords 'n' sandals romp.

REVIEW: Earth to Echo

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IN 1982, ET phoned home and now another stranded extra-terrestrial requires assistance from pint-sized heroes to safely return to the stars in Dave Green's fantastical family-oriented adventure.

REVIEW: The Purge: Anarchy

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

RELEASED in the summer of 2013, The Purge was a guilty and twisted pleasure.

Hercules star Dwayne Johnson talks about the film ahead of its release this week

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:15pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

AS a wrestler-turned-leading-action man, Dwayne Johnson is no stranger to keeping his body in peak condition, so his preparation to play Hercules is a little unexpected.

The Imitation Game announced as opening night film for BFI London Film Festival 2014

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley and director Morten Tyldum are expected to attend the London event.

Bespoke table by local All Our Own Work artists to be auctioned in Festival Place in aid of the Ark Cancer Centre Charity

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:50pm Monday 21st July 2014

ASK Italian commissioned the group to create a one-of-a-kind bespoke piece from one of the restaurant's tables.

Quentin Blake and Friends have arrived at Hampshire's Mottisfont Abbey

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

Visitors will be able to see, for the first time, 21 new drawings made by Quentin for the hit West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, full of his usual wit and sharp-eyed observations.

Win a Dawn of the Planet of the Apes goody bag

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Friday 18th July 2014

We have three prize sets, each comprising a lenticular mousemat, watch, keychain, T-shirt and a sleeping bag, to give away to Gazette readers.

Evening of Edinburgh Fringe comedy previews takes place in White Hart next week

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Paul F. Taylor, winner of the New Act of the Year competition in 2013, and Nick Hodder will preview their Edinburgh Fringe shows in their hometown.

List of 26 free or low cost activities for families to do in the Basingstoke area during the school summer holidays

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Stuck for something to do with the children during the six week summer holiday, and don’t want to fork out a lot of cash?

Your guide to What’s On in the area between July 18 and July 24

Basingstoke Gazette: The cast of Angelina Ballerina The Mousical

9:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

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

Kate Adie and Alexandra Burke among stars of next month's Heroes at Highclere Castle event

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:44pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

The events also include family fun, a celebrity football veterans match, a Downton Abbey star appearance and flyovers by a Spitfire, Mustang and B17.

REVIEW: Pudsey the Dog: The Movie

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:49am Wednesday 16th July 2014

THE sound of a pig repeatedly evacuating its bowels reverberates throughout Nick Moore's ham-fisted attempt to transform Britain's Got Talent's performing pooch into a modern-day Lassie.

REVIEW: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:00pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

BLENDING state-of-the-art special effects with an intelligent script, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes conjures two hours of animal magic that looks set to be crowned king of the blockbuster swingers.

See local artist Sian Storey's London Book Bench as part of summer sculpture trail

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:59am Tuesday 15th July 2014

The event, organised by the National Literacy Trust and Wild in Art, is a summer-long celebration of London's literacy classics, aiming to inspire children and adults to pick up a book.

Paultons Park voted 'second best rated amusement park in the UK' in TripAdvisor awards

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:10am Tuesday 15th July 2014

The Ower park. which boasts 60 rides and attractions set within 140 acres of parkland on the edge of the New Forest National Park, is also named in the top ten amusement parks in Europe.

Whitchurch Silk Mill restoration appeal under way

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Monday 14th July 2014

AN APPEAL to raise £200,000 to refurbish a north Hampshire heritage attraction is up and running.

Team to excavate part of the Tudor mansion at Basing House in July and August

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:00pm Friday 11th July 2014

Activities over the course of the excavation will include object handling sessions and tours of the dig site daily at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

REVIEW: Boyhood

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Friday 11th July 2014

The celebrated Texan director of Dazed And Confused and Before Sunrise, whose mother and father separated when he was seven, wanted to make a drama that realistically captured the bonds between parent and child.

Jane Austen's House Museum appoints poet in residence

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Friday 11th July 2014

From August, poet Maura Dooley will be working with the museum on a number of writing related projects.

Open auditions for Basingstoke Variety Show to take place this month

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:03pm Thursday 10th July 2014

The auditions will take place on Saturday, July 19 in Central Studio at Queen Mary’s College from 12pm until 5pm.

Your Guide to What's On in the area from July 11-17

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:07am Thursday 10th July 2014

These listings include theatre, music, family fun and out & about.

REVIEW: Begin Again

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:28am Thursday 10th July 2014

Begin Again - which was originally titled Can A Song Save Your Life? - sees Carney orchestrate another musical collaboration between emotionally damaged misfits.

It's the last few days of Basingstoke Festival 2014. We take a look at a few of the final events

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 10th July 2014

IT’S the final few days of Basingstoke Festival 2014, which culminates with Basingstoke Live in War Memorial Park at the weekend.

100 year-old Thornycroft military lorry to visit the Willis Museum on Friday

Basingstoke Gazette:

5:00pm Wednesday 9th July 2014

SEE a 100 year-old Thornycroft 'J' type lorry outside the Top of the Town's museum this week. 

REVIEW: Bronzes for the World: The Morris Singer Foundry, Willis Museum, Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:36am Wednesday 9th July 2014

THIS fantastically enlightening little exhibition upstairs in the museum focuses on the work of the Morris Singer Foundry, which relocated from London to Basingstoke in 1967.

REVIEW: How to Train Your Dragon 2

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:25am Wednesday 9th July 2014

BASED on the book by Cressida Cowell, the 2010 computer-animated adventure How To Train Your Dragon soared tantalisingly close to perfection.

Local kids invited to sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge 2014

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

This year’s theme is Mystical Maze, and you can sign up in Basingstoke Discovery Centre any time from July 12.

Special screening of Basingstoke director Geoff Harmer's film Addict to take place this week

Basingstoke Gazette:

1:02pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

Preceding Addict will be a screening of all four episodes of Meat...: The Series from the team at Pork Chop Pictures.

Damon Smith and Brighton Hill's SAM ROLFE, 10, deliver their differing opinions of Transformers: Age of Extinction

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:00am Tuesday 8th July 2014

Five years have passed since the Battle Of Chicago, which provided the pyrotechnic-laden climax to Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.

Win one of five How to Train Your Dragon 2 prize packages!

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:59am Tuesday 8th July 2014

We have five How To Train Your Dragon 2 prize packages, including a T-shirt, keychain, stationery set and Viking helmet game, to give away to Gazette readers.

Your guide to What’s On in the area between July 4 and 10

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10:51am Friday 4th July 2014

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


Basingstoke Gazette:

11:20am Thursday 3rd July 2014

Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon star in this comedy about a forty-something woman on the brink of emotional meltdown who embarks on a road trip with her grandmother.

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