Spring concert to raise money for two charities

Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Dan Putty, right, will be at the concert.

Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, Cllr Dan Putty, right, will be at the concert. Buy this photo

First published in News Basingstoke Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

TWO good causes are set to benefit from the proceeds of the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane’s Charity Spring Concert this month.

The concert, entitled Basingstoke in Union, has a round-the-world theme, and will raise money for the Mayor's Charity Appeal which this year is supporting Sebastian’s Action Trust – Bluebells, and a new community foundation trust to encourage local fundraising for local organisations.

The show is being produced this year by John Fuller in partnership with the Hampshire Music Service, and takes place on Saturday at 7.30pm in The Anvil, Basingstoke.

There will be performances by the Basingstoke Area Youth Orchestra, Basingstoke Area Youth Wind Orchestra, Basingstoke Area Youth Choir, Basingstoke Academy of Dance, TMC Bollywood Dancers, Boyle O’Dowda Irish Dancers and JG Dance. School choirs taking part include Hatch Warren Infant School, Bishop Challoner Secondary School Choir, Overton Primary School Choir, Silchester Prim-ary School Choir, St Bede’s Junior School Choir and The Costello School Choir.

There will also be a very special “one night only” performance by the families who use the services at Bluebells respite holiday home in North Waltham.

Mayor Councillor Dan Putty said: “This will be a spectacular evening of music, song and dance from around the world, showcasing the talent of young musicians and dancers from Basingstoke and the surrounding areas.

“I’d like to thank everyone involved for pulling together such a tremendous show for two causes close to my heart.”

Tickets cost £11 for adults, £8 for under 16s and concessions, and £28 for a family ticket (two adults and two children under-16). Tickets are only available from The Anvil box office on 01256 844244, or anvilarts.org.uk.

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