What’s on guide

What’s On in and around Basingstoke

This page compliments our what’s On Diary which is regularly broadcast on air.
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I Grew Up 80’s

The fantastic new exhibition I Grew Up 80s at the Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery will give an entire generation a chance to wallow in 80s nostalgia with over 200 iconic objects that defined the decade. Venue: The Willis Museum, Basingstoke. Times: 10:00 – 16:00 22 June 2019 – 14 Sept 2019 Monday – Sunday.

Jan Jack’s Laughter-House Basingstoke Comedy Club

Thursday 25th – Saturday 27th July

They’ve been making people laugh since 2007. Enjoy an evening of stand-up comedy with professional comedians and a perfect comedy club atmosphere. Venue: The Apollo Hotel, Popley Way, Basingstoke For tickets and more information visit- www.laughterhousecomedy.club

The Madness Musical – Our House

By BATS Next Generation ( Basingstoke Amateur Theatrical Society) This high energy, funny yet thought-provoking musical takes us back to the 80s and features the music of Madness, including Baggy Trousers, It Must Be Love, Driving in My Car and, of course, Our House. The Haymarket Theatre

The Magic of Mowtown

Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band. This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain’t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, My Girl, Blame It On The Boogie, Endless Love, All Night Long, and many, many more. The Anvil Friday 19th July 2019

CarFest South

Radio presenter Chris Evans returns with CarFest at Laverstoke Park and is described by the thousands of die-hard fans as ‘the biggest ever village fete’ with a mission to bring the true spirit of family to life. The weekend is packed to the brim with activities for every member of the family, with great music, celebrity chefs and as the name suggests, plenty of cars. CarFest, was created by Evans in 2012 with the sole purpose of raising funds for UK Children’s charities and has over the past seven years successfully raised over £13.5million for BBC Children in Need. There is a fantastic line up of artists including Rick Astley, Judge Jules, Jack Savoretti and Lissie. Laverstoke Park Farm in Basingstoke Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th August 2019

Exit 6 Film Festival

Basingstoke’s very own international short film festival returns for 2019. Filmmakers and film lovers come together to watch, celebrate and enjoy short films of all genres from all over the world such as Comedy, sci-fi, drama and documentaries. An all-day event screening short films will be in multiple venues around Basingstoke Town Centre, including the Red Lion Hotel and Vue cinema. The festival is a celebration of independent short film, providing a platform for filmmakers to showcase and discuss their work, directly connecting with the audience. The festival gives each filmmaker the opportunity to take part in a Q&A after the screening of their film. The programme also includes industry masterclasses, networking sessions, one-to-one surgeries and panel discussions. 28th September For more information or to purchase tickets, visit exit6filmfestival.com

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