Friday 15 June to Sunday 8 July 2018

Basingstoke Festival

Basingstoke Festival

About

Basingstoke Festival is a three week arts festival designed to showcase the best of the arts locally, nationally and internationally. From music to arts in unexpected places, we are proud to bring you over 100 events throughout the borough of Basingstoke and Deane.

This year, let the festival help you to ‘discover art in unusual places’. During our seventh successive year, uncover a wealth of talent in places you wouldn’t expect, from shops and businesses to libraries and parks across every corner of the borough. Be prepared to expect the unexpected!  The packed programme is full of surprises for everyone to discover over the weeks of the festival, whether you’re simply enjoying a walk through the town centre or are a visitor to our many cultural venues. From internationally acclaimed performances by Stopgap Dance Company, the visually spectacular, award-winning Ockham’s Razor, the Ballet Cymru presentation of Cinderella, through to a celebration of dance throughout the ages with the Ragroof Players, there’s something for everybody to join in with and enjoy at Basingstoke Festival 2018.

To reach us directly with your queries email Basingstoke Festival 2018



Cinema

The Greatest Showman

In an extraordinary coup for the Pictures In The Park event, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is delighted to bring 2017 Box Office smash, The Greatest Showman, to War Memorial Park on the second stellar night of the open air cinema series.

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Cinema

Dirty Dancing

Pictures In The Park 2018 promises to be an outstanding event and a highlight in the Basingstoke Festival Programme. The open air cinema series, delivered by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council opens in War Memorial Park with 80’s cult classic Dirty Dancing. Ticket holders are welcome to bring their own food to the event and we openly encourage you to bring picnics.

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art in unusual places

Discover

Friday 15 June to Sunday 8 July 2018

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Basingstoke Festival

Coming Soon

We are excited to announce that the theme for the Basingstoke Festival this year is ‘discover art in unusual places’. Have you got a creative idea buzzing around in your head? Contact us on 01256 844844 to talk it through – we can help make your project a reality. If your event fits this theme, and includes performing arts, dance, theatre, circus or film, creative writing or the visual arts. We may be able to include it as part of the Basingstoke Festival printed programme. We also promote all Basingstoke Festival in the Community events on the Basingstoke Festival website which fall within the three weeks of activity.  No idea is too crazy! We want to reach out to the edges of the borough, uncover new events, unearth new talent and create a festival for everyone.



Dance

Stopgap Dance Company

After a night on the town two revellers awake to find themselves in a bath. Convinced that the party is not over, the two friends play a tipsy tribute to the dancing partnerships of the silver screen. Bill and Bobby celebrates a golden time of good old-fashioned entertainment, when dancing together and ‘happily ever after’ went hand in hand.

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Artist

Kev Munday

View the amazing art of Kev Munday. The Basingstoke born artist creates positive, vibrant artwork inspired by people watching and the every day. Kev aims for his art to appeal to all ages and make the viewer think and smile at the same time. His work takes inspiration from art forms as diverse as kawaii graphics and huichol yarn paintings.

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What’s on guide

Full programme announcement Monday 28 May 2018

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Partners


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