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BBC Radio 3 Broadcast

Anvil Arts live on BBC Radio 3

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We're pleased to announce that it has just been confirmed that tomorrow's (Wed 18 Jan) concert by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra will be broadcast live

Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards

Bumper 2017 Forge new on sale!

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Today’s a big day for The Forge with no less than 12 great new shows going on sale. With an intimate capacity of just under a hundred, this venue of ours may be small, but it is mighty!  

Panto Day

Panto Day is back!

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After 2015's fun, Panto Day is back for another year! This nationwide event, taking place tomorrow, celebrates everything we love about pantomime - oh yes it does!

JG Dance

Junior dancers get into the groove

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Performers aged 7 - 11 from JG Dance, one of the local dance groups performing in our panto this christmas, have been getting stuck into rehearsals this week.

Christmas lights

Panto stars light up Basingstoke

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Panto rehearsals have been in full swing since last Friday (25 Nov), but our panto cast had already been in costume - and character - before then!

Alice Sara Ott encore

Alice Sara Ott encore

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The encore played by Alice Sara Ott on 19 November was the March of the Trolls by Grieg, Op. 54 no. 3

Spring 2017

New spring season announced

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It may be grey and chilly outside, but we're already looking forward to sunnier skies and our new spring season - on sale Mon 14 Nov.

Christmas Gifts

A perfect present for Christmas

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A great evening out makes a wonderful Christmas present, so this year why not treat your loved one to a show? 

Mr Darcy Loses the Plot

Mr Darcy visits Jane Austen at home

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The dashing Mr Darcy visited Jane Austen’s house in Alton yesterday and happened to bump into his creator herself writing away in the dining room.

Why The Whales Came

Audience reaction to Why The Whales Came

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We're laden with top notch adaptations of children's books this autumn, including the beguiling Why The Whales Came, based on a story by War Horse