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Pudsey at The Malls

Ashleigh and Pudsey hit The Malls!

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Yesterday two very special guests dropped by The Malls shopping centre - Britain's Got Talent's Ashleigh and Pudsey.  

Pudsey

Ashleigh and Pudsey at The Malls

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Calling all secret agents! Tomorrow special K9 agents and Britain's Got Talent winners Ashleigh and Pudsey will be appearing at The Malls, along with some special acrobatic guests.  

Easter at Anvil Arts

Easter Family Fun

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Looking for some fun things to do this Easter holiday? You've still got time to book for any of our great family shows.   

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra - encores

Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra - encores

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The encores at the concert on 9 March were Rachmaninov Vocalise (arr. cello and piano) Sibelius Valse triste Khachaturian Lezghinka from the ballet Gayaneh

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominees

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The nominations have been announced for the annual BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and there are some familliar names included in the short lists.

Toby the detection dog

Detection dogs in training at The Anvil

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Last week The Anvil was host to a different kind of event as the explosive detections dogs undertook their refresher training around the venue.

Patricia Kopatchinskaya encore

Patricia Kopatchinskaya encore

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The encores played by Patricia Kopatchinskaya at the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment concert on Thursday were pieces from Signs, Games and Messages and Kafka Fragments by Gyorgy Kurtag.

New shows on sale

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This week we've got a fantastic new range of shows going on sale, with something for everyone.

Valeriy Sokolov encore

Valeriy Sokolov encore

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The encore played by Valeriy Sokolov at the concert by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on Friday was the Recitativo and scherzo caprice Op. 6 by Fritz Kreisler

Record panto sales

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Jack and the Beanstalk is officially our best-selling panto for eight years! Our 2015 - 2016 pantomime performed to over 20,000 people over three weeks and received glowing reviews from press and public alike.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Panto production pics are here!

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It's Panto Day and what better way to celebrate than with our stunning new production photos of Jack and the Beanstalk!

Jack and the Beanstalk

Potty about panto? Read our blog!

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With panto right around the corner (can you believe we open on Thursday?!) we've got lots of behind-the-scenes pictures, videos, and interviews we want to share with you.

Katherine Ryan

Tickets just released for Katherine Ryan

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The razor sharp and hilariously funny Canadian Katherine Ryan is here on Sunday (29 Nov) and we've just had some last minute tickets released.

Kirill Gerstein encore

Kirill Gerstein encore

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The encore played by Kirill Gerstein was the Three-Part Invention in E flat by Bach BWV 791

Sam and Mark Children's BAFTA's

Sam and Mark win big at the Children's BAFTAs

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A huge congratulations to our panto hero Mark Rhodes who, along with best friend and presenting buddy Sam Nixon, won Best Presenter at the BAFTA Children's Awards in London last night.

Jack and the Beanstalk Malls Christmas Lights

Dame Trott and Daisy light up The Malls!

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Dame Trott (Philip Meeks) and his trusty companion Daisy the cow delighted the audience in the packed out Malls on Friday as they turned the Christmas spirit up to full and illuminated the shopping centre.

Mark Rhodes Jack and the Beanstalk

We send Mark Rhodes back to school!

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Children from local schools received a surprise visit when our very own pantomime hero Mark Rhodes popped in to tell them about starring in Jack and the

EFDD Conference

EFDD Conference

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Please note: Anvil Arts is not responsible for any transaction with TicketSource and any problems with them should be taken up with EFDD. You will need a valid Anvil Arts ticket with seat number in order to attend this event.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Festive fun and fireworks this Friday!

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Kick off the festive season in style this Friday with Festival Place's Christmas Light Switch On and Firework Spectacular from 5.30pm!

Katherine Ryan date change

Katherine Ryan date change

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Don't forget that the performance by Katherine Ryan which had been scheduled for Saturday 7 November has been changed to Sun 29 November because of her changing work commitments.

Jack and the photo call

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Our fabulous panto cast came to visit us recently, including Mark Little (Fleshcreep), Mark Rhodes (Jack), Chris Pizzey (Simple Simon), Chloe Amber (Princess Jill), Phillip Mee

Giant beanstalk spotted in the foyer!

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Yesterday, a giant beanstalk was spotted in The Anvil foyer, but never fear! It's just our pantomime cast getting ready for the festive season!

A Scarecrow story time!

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Lots of little ones enjoyed a reading of Julia Donaldson's latest book, The Scarecrows' Wedding, last week at Basingstoke Discovery Cen

Can we count on your vote?

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Voting has officially opened for My Theatre Matters UK's Most Welcoming Theatre Award, and we'd love to count on you!

Autumn 2015 e-brochure now available!

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Our autumn e-brochure is now available to view online, so get planning for the months ahead as we have a whole host of fantastic entertainment to take you all the way to Christmas. 

John Taylor obituary

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We are very saddened to learn that John Taylor died on Friday 17 July.