It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire - to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show.

When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her 'do!

All in the Mind Festival

Fluid Motion Theatre Company presents All in the Mind, an annual arts festival in Basingstoke aimed at challenging preconceived ideas about mental health. The festival will bring together professional artists, young people and the wider community to celebrate artistic achievement and raise awareness of mental health issues.

Now in its second year the festival covers everything from theatre, poetry, film, dance, music and visual arts. 

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

NYJO brings a night of thrilling big band jazz to The Anvil. Classics from the big band canon sit alongside brand new commissions and arrangements in this world-class band featuring the next generation of the UK’s finest jazz musicians.

Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra

Borodin                       Overture: Prince Igor
Bruch                          Scottish Fantasy
Vaughan Williams     Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
Gluck                           Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Tchaikovsky              Sleeping Beauty Suite
Stephen Scotchmer       conductor
Sara Deborah Struntz    violin

Basingstoke Primary Schools Festival

by Peter Rose and Anne Conlon

This annual concert brings together around 25 primary schools, involving over 500 children in a massed choir, orchestra and dance extravaganza!

This exciting yet moving musical production was commissioned by WWF-UK for their 50th anniversary to celebrate our astonishing planet.

Please note that a different set of children will perform each night. Parents should contact schools to find out when children are performing.

Basingstoke Area Youth Orchestra

Eight of the Basingstoke Area Youth Ensembles and choirs from several local schools, featuring over 300 of the area’s most talented instrumentalists and singers, present a showcase performance for all the family. Including songs from Les Misérables and a selection of classical and light music performed by wind orchestras, string orchestra, percussion ensemble, choirs and symphony orchestra.

Hampshire County Youth Orchestra

Rachmaninov               Symphonic Dances
Vaughan Williams        Lark Ascending
Hampshire County Youth Orchestra – Carl Clausen
Hampshire County Youth String Orchestra – Brian Lloyd Wilson
Come and celebrate with the best and most talented of Hampshire young musicians. Youthful exuberance matchedwith strong commitment and a real desire to perform will make for an unforgettable evening.

Live 2 Dance 2017

Live 2 Dance Academy invites you to join them for a fantastic evening of entertainment.

Grab your friends and family, get your glad rags on, and clap, stomp, sing and raise the roof.

Hatch Warren Infant School

Come along and be dazzled by delectable dancers, amazing actors and remarkable recorder players as well as a few extra surprises. Tonight is your chance to sit back and enjoy the opportunity to share in Hatch Warren Infant’s talent. It will make you giggle, cry and sing along.

Fusion Dance

Fusion Dance Academies return once again, bringing back the variety and diversity of many different dance styles under one roof. Get your feet-a-tapping whilst singing along to some old school tunes and modern tracks to suit everyone's taste.

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