Described as “the best and probably most important community event held in Basingstoke”, the sixth annual festival ran this summer from Friday 16 June to Sunday 9 July.
The theme for 2017 was ‘Born in the Borough’ and included international artists and big name acts alongside local talent and an array of ‘Festival in the Community’ events which helped showcase arts and performances in underused places.
In addition, there was 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. July marked the 200th anniversary of her death and provided the perfect opportunity to highlight how her work still entertains and inspires people today.
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.