1st June 2016
Make a date in your diaries for the official launch of the Basingstoke Festival programme on Friday, 3 June.
Be among the first to pick up your free copy of the exciting event-filled programme at a spectacular circus-themed dance performance outside The Willis Museum at the Top of the Town from 12.30pm.
Local youngsters, JG Dance and Thingumajig Theatre’s Sun Birds will all take part in the colourful piece, created by Proteus Theatre Company and Nearly There Yet Productions and supported by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
This year’s exciting green-themed Basingstoke Festival takes place in the borough between Friday 17 June and Sunday 10 July and offers something for all ages and interests to enjoy.
It opens on 17 June with a thrilling town centre carnival parade led by BinBot, a giant moving robot made from recycled materials and includes more than 100 family and arts events, exhibitions, workshops and a range of live performances.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Terri Reid said: “Everyone is invited to the launch of the festival programme at Market Place on 3 June. It promises to be a sensational performance by local children and dancers and will set the scene for this year’s wonderful festival events.
“Make sure you pick up a festival programme, or go online, and discover what Basingstoke Festival 2016 has lined up to entertain you this summer.”
The Basingstoke Festival programme will be available at www.basingstokefestival.co.uk and in town centre venues and community centres across the borough from 3 June.
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