Over three weeks of arts and culture events that showcase the best of home-grown talent alongside national and international acts.
We’re gearing up for the sixth Basingstoke Festival, which is set to be the best yet!
Described as “the best and probably most important community event held in Basingstoke”, the festival will run this summer from Friday 16 June to Sunday 9 July.
Our theme for 2017 is ‘Born in the Borough’. Expect international artists and big name acts alongside local talent and an array of ‘Festival in the Community’ events which will help showcase arts and performances in underused places.
In addition, there will be a number of events held to celebrate Jane Austen, the world-renowned 19th century author who was born in the borough at Steventon and drafted some of her best known works while living in the area. This July marks the 200th anniversary of her death and provides the perfect opportunity to highlight how her work still entertains and inspires people today.
Building on last year’s line-up of over 100 amazing events which featured everything from productions of Shakespeare’s classics, such as Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, ‘sand mandala’ art exhibitions to dances of Tibetan Monks and new activities for all the family to enjoy, there will be lots of high quality entertainment on offer.
Look out for our festival programme including listings of all our events coming soon!
Get ready to celebrate those ‘Born in the borough’ and much more as the fantastic Basingstoke Festival returns this month for the sixth year running.
'Born in the borough’ has been announced as the theme of the sixth Basingstoke Festival, which is set to be the best yet.