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Basingstoke Festival 2017

We’re gearing up for the sixth Basingstoke Festival, which is set to be the best yet!

Described as “the best and probably most important community event held in Basingstoke”, the festival will return this summer from Friday 16 June to Sunday 9 July.

Our theme for 2017 is ‘Born in the Borough’. Expect international artists and big name acts alongside local talent and an array of ‘Festival in the Community’ events which will help showcase arts and performances in underused places.

In addition, there will be a number of events held to celebrate Jane Austen, the world-renowned 19th century author who was born in the borough at Steventon and drafted some of her best known works while living in the area. This July marks the 200th anniversary of her death and provides the perfect opportunity to highlight how her work still entertains and inspires people today.

Building on last year’s line-up of over 100 amazing events which featured everything from productions of Shakespeare’s classics, such as Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, ‘sand mandala’ art exhibitions to dances of Tibetan Monks and new activities for all the family to enjoy, there will be lots of high quality entertainment on offer.

Further details are to be announced over the coming months.

To find out more or organise your ‘Festival in the Community’ event, contact us today.

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