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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.

Autumn season now on sale!

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It's new brochure season and we have our usual eclectic mix of fantastic events to keep you entertained all the way to Christmas! 

A first look at Sherlock

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He's the world's favourite detective and tomorrow night Sherlock Holmes himself comes to Basingstoke to solve his most grisly case to date.

Black Dam improvement - planned June weekend closures

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Please note planned closures will occur on M3 Spur Northbound, from Junction 6 to the Black Dam roundabout from junction 6 to the Black Dam roundabout, reducing the Black Dam roundabout to a single lane over the next two weekends.  This will allow the

And the winner is...

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We are delighted that Anvil Arts has again been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.

Exclusive Q&A with Ballet Cymru

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The innovative and diverse Ballet Cymru will be here this Friday perfoming their spectacular adaptation of Cinderella.

Junior auditions for Jack and the Beanstalk!

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The youngsters from Basingstoke Academy of Dancing and North Hampshire Academy of Dance were warming up for panto, attending last week's auditions to win a part in this year's 

Jack and the Beanstalk cast announced!

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Our 2015 pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk is around the corner and we are thrilled to announce that this year's cast will be as follows:

Andsnes wins!

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Leif Ove Andsnes, who will make his only recital appearance outside London here on 9 June 2016, has just won Recording of the Year and the Concerto Award in the 2015 BBC Music ma

New on sale - Bill Bailey and more

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We are delighted to welcome stand-up genius Bill Bailey (7 & 8 Jun) to The Anvil for not one, but two dates next year! Book early to avoid disappointment.

International Concert Series now on sale

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The International Concert Series, our flagship programme of classical music for 2015-2016 is now on sale, including concerts with Sir Simon Rattle, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Marin Alsop.

Our summer 2015 brochure is out now

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Summer 2015 sees a packed programme with something for everyone and our brochure for the season is availble online now.

The Cat in the Hat arrives at Waterstones

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The funniest feline around and children's book legend, The Cat in the Hat turned a rainy afternoon in Winchester into a magical story time last week at Wate

Christmas 2015 shows on sale

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Christmas may be well and truly done and dusted for another year, however our two fantastic Christmas 2015 productions Jack and The Beanstalk (10

Meet The Cat in the Hat!

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The star of the children's production The Cat in the Hat will be heading to Winchester tomorrow for story time and a meet and greet.

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra - encores

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Leon McCawley's encore was Rachmaninov's Prelude in G Op. 32 no. 5 The orchestra's encores were: The Entr'acte from Act 2 of The Snow Maiden by Tchaikovsky

WIN a Cara Dillon CD

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It's competition time again and today we have a copy of Irish folk singer Cara Dillon's latest album, A Thousand Hearts to give away! 

2015 is bursting with comedy

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2015 sees a mammoth year of comedy at Anvil Arts, with 18 top comedians (so far) in just 11 months - a huge choice of some of the biggest side-splitting stand-ups touring today. 

New on sale today!

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We have a huge selection of events on sale today with a diverse collection of musical acts in the form of  the Celtic Fiddle Festival, Ye

Vacancy

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We're looking for part-time Housekeepers to join our team.  If you are interested in this position, see our vacancies page. 

Day 24 of Anvil Advent

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It's Day 24 and we have had a great time giving away treats every day for Anvil Advent. It may be the last prize, but it's a good one. Our final prize is a whopping £50 Anvil Arts gift voucher. 

Day 23 of Anvil Advent giveaway

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It's Day 23 of Anvil Advent and we're nearing the end of our 24 day giveaway- but it's not over just yet!