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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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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