What’s On in and around Basingstoke
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The Vyne – Mindfulness trail
While enjoying a winter trail walk around the gardens, ask yourself ten questions that give you time to think. Dogs on leads welcome. Escape the hustle and bustle of the day-to-day and give yourself the chance to be fully present. On this garden trail, you’ll encounter ten probing questions designed to help you get the most out of life. Booking Not Needed. Children are welcome. Free Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply. Collect your trail sheet from Visitor Reception before exploring the gardens.
The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Sat 11 Jan 2020 to Sun 9 Feb 2020
Come join us laugh together with playful laughter exercises that we combine with breathing exercises so you Lower Stress and Pain, boost Mood and Immune System whilst also improving your Memory, Cardiovascular Health, Diabetes, Parkinsons Disease and much much more, and all in a fun way! We end the session with a relaxation that invigorates yet leaves you calm & content Bring a mat to lie on for relaxation or opt to sit on a chair, wear comfortable clothing and bring water as laughter can be thirsty work.
Tue, 21 January – 10:00 – 11:00 Sycamore Halls Community Centre
Bloodhound Missile Talk with Joe Marsden
This talk by Joe Marsden is about the Bloodhound Missile. Defending Britain against the threat from the east, Bloodhound was a supersonic Missile. The talk will cover the components and capabilities of the system including the developments and upgrades which kept it in service with four nations from the early 1960s until 1991. Costs £5 Tuesday 25 February 2pm to 3pm Booking is required: drop into the Discovery Centre, phone the booking line on 01256 478670 or online at www.hants.gov.uk/shop
Painting with Watercolours
A six week course with local artist and tutor, Jacky Purtil. This is an intermediate course. The course is designed to appeal to learners who have some interest and knowledge of watercolour techniques and processes and may have previously undertaken watercolour workshops and/or courses. The course is designed to inspire and motivate people to become more engaged with art and design and in particular watercolour painting. This is achieved through hands on, experimental sessions and activities to help you build your confidence and develop your skills, knowledge and understanding in using different materials, techniques, processes, tools and equipment. Each week you will learn different techniques, how they work in the context of a piece of artwork and in creating exciting and unique pieces of work. You will be supported and guided by the tutor. No previous skills or experience required. Materials will be provided in all sessions. Additional materials can be purchased each week at a £2 cost payable to the tutor. Booking is required: drop into the Discovery Centre, phone the booking line on 01256 478670 or online at www.hants.gov.uk/shop Mondays 3 February – 16 March 4pm to 6pm (no session on 17 February) £60
The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines
Expect a variety of music which in the past has included music from the movies, swing band, TV adverts and good ol’ fashioned patriotic tunes known by all generations. The majestic full concert Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, the Royal Corps of Drummers and special guests The Chelsea Pensioners, will again make this a very special event, which often sells out. Sun 26th Jan The Anvil
Sounds of the 60s Live with Tony Blackburn
Due to the phenomenal success of BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of the 60s Live, which has toured the UK throughout 2019, a raft of new dates have been added with the show now running into 2020, including our very own Anvil!
Hosted by DJ royalty Tony Blackburn, the show features songs, stories and memories from the golden decade of pop with music performed live by the Sounds of the 60s All Star Band & Singers. Thu 30 Jan The Anvil
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