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REVIEW: Transcendence

Basingstoke Gazette: REVIEW: Transcendence

11:50am Thursday 24th April 2014

Man's unhealthy relationship with technology takes a sinister turn in Wally Pfister's ham-fisted sci-fi thriller, which imagines the consequences of an artificial intelligence running amok in the digital realm.

Comedian Lee Evans is to return to The Anvil

Basingstoke Gazette: Lee will be trying out new material for his Monsters arena tour.

11:31am Thursday 24th April 2014

Tickets for this June 17 gig will go on sale tomorrow, April 25, at 10am.

There's a great line-up for this Easter's Silkfest at Sanctuary Live, in Basingstoke's Top of The Town

Basingstoke Gazette: There is a great line-up for this Easter's Silkfest at The Sanctuuary, in Basingstoke's Top of The Town

11:16am Thursday 17th April 2014

OVER 35 bands have been announced for the line-up of Silkfest 2014.

Tylney Hall to open up gardens in aid of the National Garden Scheme

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The National Garden Scheme has raised and distributed more than £35 million for various charities including Macmillan, Marie Curie Cancer Care, Crossroads, Help the Hospice and The Queen’s Nursing Institute.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sir Roger Bannister and Paddy Ashdown among first names announced for 2014 Henley Literary Festival

Basingstoke Gazette: Paddy Ashdown

7:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

This year’s festival – held at venues across the town including a boat on the Thames – takes place from September 29 to October 5.

FatBoyZ Dance Company welcome dancers from all over the UK to their international dance competition

Basingstoke Gazette: FatBoyZ Dance Company welcome dancers from all over the UK to their international dance competition

4:15pm Monday 14th April 2014

Over 200 dancers, from all over the UK and performing in various disciplines, attended to compete.

REVIEW: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Basingstoke Gazette: REVIEW: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

1:40pm Monday 14th April 2014

The superhero sequel is in cinemas from Wednesday.

Milestones' Lost World Zoo LEGO mammoth is now complete

Basingstoke Gazette: Five year-old Leia Mackay with the LEGO model mammoth

12:16pm Monday 14th April 2014

See it in the Leisure Park museum until April 27.

The Tease Bar brings burlesque back to The Tea Bar in May

11:37am Monday 14th April 2014

The new Tease Bar show arrives in London Street’s Tea Bar next month.

Commemorative World War One prayer card produced by Winchester Cathedral for centenary tours

Basingstoke Gazette: The prayer card

10:16am Friday 11th April 2014

The card includes both a prayer for peace and Laurence Binyon’s poem For the Fallen and one will be given to everyone who joins the tour about the Cathedral’s story during the war.

REVIEW: Calvary

Basingstoke Gazette: Kelly Reilly and Brendan Gleeson in Calvary

7:00am Friday 11th April 2014

THE luck of the Irish runs out for one unsuspecting priest in John Michael McDonagh's wicked black comedy that contrives a murder mystery before the heinous crime has been committed.

Entries now welcomed for this year's Basingstoke Kite Festival Design A Kite competition

Basingstoke Gazette: Entries now welcomed for this year's Basingstoke Kite Festival Design A Kite competition

10:43am Thursday 10th April 2014

The skies will be filled with colour on Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 for the 2014 festival – the 22nd - at Down Grange Sports Complex in Pack Lane.

REVIEW: The Quiet Ones

Basingstoke Gazette: REVIEW: The Quiet Ones

10:28am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Inspired by a real-life incident - valuable currency for a horror film - The Quiet Ones relives a troubling case of demonic possession that claimed the lives of a team of scientists.

Next talk presented by the Friends of the Willis Museum will deal with remarkable character associated with First World War

10:10am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Winning World War I: the story of Lawrence of Arabia and the Hejaz Railway will be hosted by Richard Tanner, who knows the area well. He will talk about Lawrence’s part in the Arab Revolt which led to the collapse of Germany’s ally Turkey.

Bestselling author Val McDermid to talk about Northanger Abbey at Winchester Discovery Centre

Basingstoke Gazette: Credit Mimsy Moller

10:02am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Meet Val on Sunday, May 11 at 7.30pm.

Win a family ticket to the Extreme Stunt Show in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Gazette: Win a family ticket to the Extreme Stunt Show in Basingstoke

2:42pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Whether you’re a fan of monster trucks, motorbikes, BMX or just general mayhem, the Extreme Stunt Show Live arena is the place to be.

Graham Jones will discuss the rise and fall of record shops at a forthcoming event in Proteus Creation Space

Basingstoke Gazette: Graham Jones

9:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Graham will talk about his book Last Shop Standing, accompanied by a screening of the film of the same name.

REVIEW: The Raid 2

Basingstoke Gazette: The Raid 2

6:30am Tuesday 8th April 2014

In 2011, Welsh-born writer-director Gareth Evans gave Hollywood action movies a swift kick between the legs with his dazzling assault on the senses, The Raid.

Success again for national street dance champs Austen Champion and Morgan Sadler

Basingstoke Gazette: Morgan and Austen

1:17pm Monday 7th April 2014

Austen and Morgan, who are both 15 years-old, are pupils of Basingstoke’s Footsteps Dance School, which is based in Essex Road.

Former resident mentions Basingstoke in his new book

Basingstoke Gazette: Edward Higgins

12:46pm Monday 7th April 2014

Edward Higgins has released Conversations With Spirits via online publishers Unbound.

Mayor attends opening of Sebastian's Action Trust exhibition of 'art from the heart'

Basingstoke Gazette: Mayor attends opening of Sebastian's Action Trust exhibition of 'art from the heart'

12:15pm Monday 7th April 2014

The exhibition, which displays canvases painted by the children and families who are supported by the Trust, is currently on show upstairs in the Willis Museum, Market Place.

REVIEW: Rio 2

Basingstoke Gazette: REVIEW: Rio 2

2:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

INTOXICATING samba rhythms and the exuberance of Brazilian carnival get toes tapping in Carlos Saldanha's assured and undemanding sequel.

Basingstoke Art Club’s Spring Exhibition will run in Proteus Creation Space this month

9:35am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

See it from Tuesday, April 14 until Friday 25.

REVIEW: Divergent

Basingstoke Gazette: Shailene Woodley as Tris and Theo James as Four in Divergent

7:00am Wednesday 2nd April 2014

ADAPTED from the opening book of Veronica Roth's best-selling trilogy for young adults, Divergent is a rite of passage story baked to a similar recipe as The Hunger Games.

REVIEW: Noah

Basingstoke Gazette: Jennifer Connelly and Russell Crowe in Noah

12:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

THE story of Noah and his three sons unfolds across six chapters of the book of Genesis. Director Darren Aronofsky and co-writer Ari Handel expand this lesson into a sprawling narrative about one man's tireless quest.

Artists from West Berkshire and North Hampshire area Open Studios for popular annual event

Basingstoke Gazette: A piece by Lin Osborn

10:44am Tuesday 1st April 2014

This year’s event runs from May 3- 26, and showcases an incredible range of art including ceramics, collage, design, drawing, edible art, film, glass, illustration, jewellery and mixed media.

Loads of laughs for just £4 - That Comedy Thing returns to The White Hart next week

Basingstoke Gazette: Loads of laughs for just £4 - That Comedy Thing returns to The White Hart next week

9:46am Monday 31st March 2014

Headlining is stand up Sean McLoughlin. Also on the bill are Robyn Perkins, character comedian Cassie Atkinson, Rhodders, Starkey and the Moon Doctor, and skilled storyteller Nicholas Cooke.

Amazing interactive show Erth's Dinosaur Zoo to come to The Anvil during the Easter holidays

Basingstoke Gazette: Amazing interactive show Erth's Dinosaur Zoo comes to The Anvil during the Easter holidays

2:16pm Friday 28th March 2014

Australian-based creators Erth use ingenious puppetry to bring dinosaurs to life in this interactive and imaginative live show.

Leisure event listings: What's on between March 27 and April 3

Basingstoke Gazette: Thoroughly Modern Millie at The Haymarket

1:13pm Friday 28th March 2014

Find out what's in the area and beyond in the coming week.

Easter Bunny and Chick Weekend to take place at Sparsholt College in April

Basingstoke Gazette: Easter Bunny and Chick Weekend to take place at Sparsholt College in April

2:09pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Set at the college’s Animal Centre, families can meet the Easter bunny and the newly hatched chicks, enjoy an Easter egg hunt and take part in craft activities.

REVIEW: Muppets Most Wanted

Basingstoke Gazette: REVIEW: Muppets Most Wanted

12:19pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

CREATED almost 60 years ago by Jim Henson, Kermit The Frog and his hand-operated chums gained a new lease of life in 2011 with the release of the seventh feature film, snappily entitled The Muppets.

Exhibition of the work of Discworld illustrator Paul Kidby to go on display in the Willis Museum at the weekend

Basingstoke Gazette: Auld Goggie

12:03pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Paul will also host a number of Easter workshops in the Top of the Town museum.

Celebrate Easter with the National Trust in Hampshire

Basingstoke Gazette: Credit: Stuart Cox

8:02am Tuesday 25th March 2014

This year, the theme is discovery, with families invited to unleash their inner explorer on adventurous trails taking place in some of most beautiful locations in the county.

REVIEW: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Basingstoke Gazette: REVIEW: Captain America: The First Avenger

9:17pm Saturday 22nd March 2014

ALMOST three years on from his debut solo outing, Marvel’s super soldier Captain America returns to cinema screens next week.

Win a Mother's Day skydiving experience courtesy of Airkix

Basingstoke Gazette: Win A Mother's Day skydiving experience courtesy of Airkix

7:00am Saturday 22nd March 2014

To be in with a chance of winning, simply tell us, in 100 words or less, why your mum deserves to be a winner this Mother’s Day.

REVIEW: A Long Way Down

Basingstoke Gazette: REVIEW: A Long Way Down

7:00am Friday 21st March 2014

SEVERAL Nick Hornby novels have made the transition from the page to the big screen.

Basingstoke man self-publishes soldier-spy adventure as his first book

Basingstoke Gazette: Roger Bensaid

7:00am Friday 21st March 2014

Born in Tenby in South Wales, Roger Bensaid went on to serve 24 years in the army around the world, before moving into the oil and gas industry.

What's On March 20-27

Basingstoke Gazette: Sex Pistols Experience

11:12am Thursday 20th March 2014

What's On for the Week Ahead

Find out How to Read a Graveyard at Basingstoke Discovery Centre

7:00am Thursday 20th March 2014

Peter Stanford will show audiences how to read a graveyard, what to look out for in our own, and how even the most initially unpromising exploration can enthral.

REVIEW: Labor Day

Basingstoke Gazette: REVIEW: Labor Day

2:12pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE heat of unexpected passion scorches two lost souls in Jason Reitman's handsome adaptation of the novel by Joyce Maynard.

REVIEW: Starred Up

Basingstoke Gazette: REVIEW: Starred Up

7:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

THE sins of a jailbird father are revisited upon an embittered son in David Mackenzie's gritty drama.

New exhibition by art group Drawn Together to open at Proteus Creation Space next week

Basingstoke Gazette: New exhibition by art group Drawn Together to open at Proteus Creation Space next week

11:40am Tuesday 18th March 2014

This show will include the artists’ own work in addition to a selection of unique collaboration pieces created by the six participating artists in a new and unusual ‘hand-over’ project.

Work of QMC art department on show in Proteus Creation Space

Basingstoke Gazette: Work of QMC art department on show in Proteus Creation Space

1:44pm Monday 17th March 2014

This exhibition includes painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, illustration, embroidery and weaving, and the staff are aiming to dispel the myth “those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.”

Vintage bazaar to come to Hartley Wintney on Saturday, March 29

Basingstoke Gazette: Vintage bazaar to come to Hartley Wintney on Saturday, March 29

7:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

A VINTAGE bazaar is to come to The Victoria Halls in Hartley Wintney on Saturday, March 29. 

Comedian Kerry Godliman's tour calls in at The Forge in The Anvil this month

Basingstoke Gazette: Comedian Kerry Godliman's tour calls in at The Forge in The Anvil this month

7:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Buckle up for enlightenment on cyber friendship, washing machines, shame and effective arguing techniques.

Breaking Bad and Need for Speed star AARON PAUL talks to SHEREEN LOW about how his career is really revving up

Basingstoke Gazette: Aaron Paul in Need for Speed

2:41pm Thursday 13th March 2014

Until a few years ago, the 34-year-old was practically unheard of, on this side of the Atlantic, at least.

REVIEW: Need For Speed

Basingstoke Gazette: REVIEW: Need For Speed

2:11pm Thursday 13th March 2014

INSPIRED by a series of video games in which players get behind the wheel of souped-up motors, Need For Speed accelerates smoothly into the slipstream of The Fast And The Furious and its high-octane pretenders.

Unprecedented touring exhibition highlighting the work of the Artists Rifles Regiment launches next month

Basingstoke Gazette: Salisbury Plain Resting 1914. Credit: Artists Rifles Association

12:00pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

It will run in Basingstoke's Willis Museum from July 5 until September 27.

Jim Davidson announces Basingstoke date for No Further Action comedy tour

Basingstoke Gazette: JIm Davidson

11:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

Tickets are available from the box office on 01256 844244 or online at anvilarts.org.uk.

REVIEW: The Stag

Basingstoke Gazette: REVIEW: The Stag

7:00am Wednesday 12th March 2014

BOYS will be buffoons in John Butler's raucous comedy about male friends who gets into scrapes during a stag weekend in rural Ireland.






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