The Ragroof Players Tea Dance is a fantastic three-hour participatory event featuring DJs for discerning dancers playing authentic music from the 1920s to 1950s, vintage costumes, glorious dance displays, the company’s trademark instant dance classes, and a chance for everyone to trip the light fantastic. Tickets are FREE but places should be booked. Call 01256 844844 or email: email@example.com
Alter your perceptions of Basingstoke as you follow the augmented reality art trail around town, including the station, Basing View, The Malls, Festival Place, the Top of Town and anywhere in between. Jointly commissioned by Basingstoke Festival and Festival Place.
Families will have tons of fun exploring this clever installation, which holds Basingstoke memories and reminiscences from lots of people all over the borough. Watch out for it at venues all around town, including Festival Place, The Malls, Basingstoke Discovery Centre and Chineham and South Ham Libraries.
The distinctive art of Basingstoke’s Kev Munday will be unmissable throughout this year’s festival. Kev has created a special piece of work which includes music, theatre and visual arts iconography alongside some landmarks of the town. He explained: “Pigeons, roundabouts, Stagecoach buses, The Willis Museum, The Haymarket… theseare just a few things I think of when I think of my hometown!” Keep your eyes peeled for the special Kev board – why not have a #bfkevselfie taken with it?
The official Basingstones Facebook page, started by local mum of two Rachel Pleydell Brown, currently has thousands of members. It’s a perfect example of art in unexpected places. Simply paint a rock, leave it somewhere for someone to find and hopefully brighten their day! If you are lucky enough to find a Basingstone, post a photo of it on the Facebook page, re-hide it somewhere new for someone else to discover and spread some smiles.
Join us for a jam-packed day of performances including dance, theatre, music and visual arts as well as food stalls and crafts. Currently in its third year this free contemporary arts festival is aimed at opening up the conversation around mental health.