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Vladimir Altschuler

St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra - encores

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The encores played on Friday 13 October by the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra were both from Glazunov's ballet Raymonda: - Entr'acte to Act 1 scene 2 - Grand Pas Espagnol

Ella Fitzgerald - A Centenary Celebration: Free Relaxed Screening

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We are delighted to offer a FREE relaxed screening suitable for people on the autistic spectrum, those living with dementia, and with other disabilities. The concert will be screened as it happens, in the welcoming atmosphere of The Forge.

Jessica Punch and Sarah Louise Day

More cast announced for Peter Pan

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Joining Gary Turner (Emmerdale, Peter Pan 2011) as Captain Hook and Andrew Agnew (Balamory's PC Plum) as Smee will be West End musical theatre performer Jessica Punch as Pete

The Anvil

We're recruiting!

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Anvil Arts is the largest performing arts organisation in Hampshire.

The Anvil interior

Anvil Arts retains its Arts Council funding

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The Anvil Trust is delighted to have retained its Arts Council England funding and remains a National Portfolio Organisation for the next five years.

The Anvil

Vacancy: Stage Door Keeper

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We are seeking to recruit a friendly and efficient member of staff to work as a Stage Door Keeper across both of our venues.

Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits

Rick Wakeman - security notice

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There will be security checks on entry to the building for Rick Wakeman: Piano Portraits on Sat 10 Jun. Please allow extra time on arrival.

The Good Lovelies

Exciting autumn Forge acts now on sale

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If you're a fan of folk, Americana, roots and blues you'll definitely want to check out today's new events, as a whole raft of Forge acts go on sale. 

Derek Gripper

Derek Gripper wins at the Songlines Music Awards

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A huge congratulations to one of our upcoming music acts, South African guitarist Derek Gripper, who has won Best Artist in the African and Middle East category at the

London Pride Unfiltered Launch

New London Pride Unfiltered beer goes on sale

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We are delighted to announce that The Anvil and Haymarket bars are now offering a brand new beer, London Pride Unfiltered, which is yet to be launched anywhere else in Basingstoke. 

Bill Bailey: Larks in Transit

Bill Bailey on sale to Friends now

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We are delighted to announce that the king of surreal comedy Bill Bailey will return to The Anvil on 7 Mar 2018. 


Travel update - M3

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If you're planning on visiting us this week, please be aware that there will be closures, resurfacing and Smart motorway improvement works at various points on the M3.

Julian Rachlin

Philharmonia Orchestra: change of soloist

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We are sorry to announce that violinist Sergey Khachatryan has had to withdraw from the Philharmonia Orchestra's concert on Fri 7 Apr due to unforseen circumstances.

Easter Fun

What's on this Easter

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Looking for quality entertainment for the whole family this Easter? There's plenty to choose from at Anvil Arts. 

Mother's Day 2017

Treat Mum this Mother's Day

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Avoid those last minute panics this Mother's Day and give the gift of a great live performance.

Finding the Words

Poetry performed at special Finding the Words event

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On Mon 6 Mar, participants in one of Anvil Arts’ community projects gave a special showcase in The Forge as a celebration of their work in Finding the Words: Poetry for People Living w

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!