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The Navigator Project

Youth music project takes off at The Anvil

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A very special performance took place at The Anvil this week, as pupils from two local schools presented original music as part of The Navigator project.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

Megson and more among awards nominees

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The nominees for this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards have been announced and we’re thrilled to see several of our upcoming performers among them.

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra - encores

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra - encores

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The encores played by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra were Nimrod from the Enigma Variations by Elgar and the March of the Trolls from Grieg's Lyric Pieces, Op. 54 no. 3

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.