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Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The best of the fest: Edinburgh Fringe recap

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If you missed out on the action-packed Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year, don't fret because you can enjoy the first-rate acts right on your doorstep here in Basingstoke!

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Cycle parking facilities under refurbishment

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Please note that the cycle parking facility adjacent to The Anvil will be unavailable from 11 - 23 Aug due to refurbishment. The nearest cycle parking can be located on Church Street across from St Michael's Church.

Vacancies at Anvil Arts

Vacancies at Anvil Arts

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We are currently recruiting for the following posts: Head of Facilities Closing date: Mon 3 Sep, 10am Interviews will be held week commencing Mon 10 Sep

The World at Large

The World at Large at Merton Infant School

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Last week, our World at Large project visited Merton Infant School. The project works to support teachers as they use music and drama to develop their school’s own learning and behavioural values.

What the Ladybird Heard

The hunt is on (again)!

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After the huge success of our previous Basingstone, we've hidden another one for What the Ladybird Heard (12 - 15 Jul)!

Jamie Raven

Mind-blowing magic from Jamie Raven

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What a treat we had this morning when the awe-inspiring Jamie Raven popped by to wow us with some magic tricks ahead of his performance on Tue 16 O

Anvil Arts

Become our new Lighting Technician

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We are currently recruiting for a full-time Lighting Technician.  Closing date: Tue 10 Jul Interviews will be held on week beginning: Mon 16 Jul

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Sheku Kanneh-Mason wins at Classic Brit Awards

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He recently played at the Royal Wedding, and now he has managed to bag two of the top awards at the Classic Brit Awards! It's safe to say that the ever talented Sheku Kanneh-Mason is taking the classical music scene by storm. 

Autumn 2018

Autumn 2018 on sale now!

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With a whole load of hot shows still to come this summer, we think it's the perfect time to start planning ahead.  

Maxim Vengerov - encore

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The encore played by Maxim Vengerov was the Sarabande from J S Bach's Partita no. 2 in D minor

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Join our team!

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Fancy a new challenge? Who doesn't!  We're currently recuriting for a Programme & Admin Assistant. This is a full-time position. 

Finding the Words

Finding The Words

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Last week we celebrated our community project, Finding the Words, with a special showcase in The Forge which was a great success.

Spira Mirabilis

Spira mirabilis on Radio 3 tonight

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Don't miss Spira mirabilis talking on In Tune on BBC Radio 3 this evening (Friday), ahead of their concert here on Saturday.

Anvil Arts

We welcome our new Chief Executive

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We are pleased to announce that James Tilston has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Anvil Arts, following the retirement of Christine Bradwell after 22 years in the post. 

Dove House Post-16 Interviews

Dove House Post-16 mock interviews

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On Fri 16 Mar, our Community Engagement team welcomed a group of young people from the Dove House Post-16 unit to The Anvil for mock interviews.

Jaws in Concert

Our new summer season is here!

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Our brand new summer season is now on sale!  We have a whole range of comedy, dance, music and more for you to sink your teeth into over the summer months.

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Road works

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Hampshire County Council have scheduled road works for the week commencing 5 Mar, which means that the ramp to The Anvil car park will be closed at 8pm every night.

Mother's Day

Mother's Day gifts she'll love!

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Unless you've been avoiding the shops and the world in general, you're probably aware that it's Mothers Day this Sunday!

Marnel Junior School

Small scale theatres with Marnel Junior School

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Earlier this month, Marnel Junior School invited us along to judge a competition between Year 4 pupils who have been busy making their own small scale theatres.  

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra - encores

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The encore played by Alisa Weilerstein was the Sarabande from Bach's Cello Suite no. 4 in E flat major BWV 1010. The orchestra played Brahms' Hungarian Dance no. 5.

Access at The Anvil

New changes to The Anvil auditorium

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Good news! We've replaced all the seats in the stalls (rows H - T). We think you'll find that our brand new seats are more comfortable and supportive, as well as looking beautiful!  

Valentine's Day at The Anvil

Feel the love at The Anvil

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There isn’t long left until Valentine’s Day, so if you’re still looking for the perfect way to spend it, don’t look any further!

Andreas Ottensamer

Andreas Ottensamer on BBC Radio

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Are you coming to see Andreas Ottensamer perform with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra this Thursday (18 Jan)?