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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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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!