Page 8 - North Hampshire Lifestyle Nov/Dec 2019
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                 The Anvil
Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR 01256 844244
Sunday 3 November, 7.30pm
A Beautiful Noise -
The Life and Music of Neil Diamond Award-winning Fisher Stevens celebrates the life and music of Neil Diamond, one of the world’s greatest ever singer-songwriters in A Beautiful Noise.
Tuesday 5 November, 7.30pm
Ben Elton
The Godfather of modern stand-up returns! Ben Elton is back with an all new stand-up show. His new show promises to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark raving mad.
Saturday 16 November, 8pm
Henning Wehn - Get on with It
You couldn’t make it up surely the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn hasn’t bosched out yet another new show? And what’s he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practise makes perfect is what keeps him going. Sunday 17 November, 7.30pm
The Stylistics
The Stylists remain the real deal, fabulously entertaining and musically breath-taking, plying audiences with the hits that made them a household name. It’s a show not to be missed, for one night only!
Thursday 28 November, 7.30pm
Sir Trevor McDonald -
An Improbable Life
Sir Trevor McDonald is an extraordinary man and he has led an improbable life. Now in his 80th year, he is known and loved by people the world over for his humility, charm and natural ease. As a natural storyteller and communicator, he has few equals, and has received more awards than any other news broadcaster
in Britain.
Thurs 12 December - Sunday 5 January Aladdin
Make Anvil Arts’ spectacular pantomime one of your three wishes this Christmas. Jump aboard the magic carpet and follow Aladdin, his hapless brother, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a fearless quest to stop the evil Abanazar from ruling the world.
The Vyne
Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL 01256 883858 Saturday 30 Nov - Thursday 2 January Christmas Silhouette Trail
Identify the Christmas Carol silhouettes hidden within the gardens and help Scrooge discover his festive spirit. Saturday 30 November - Thursday 2 January
Family Christmas House Trail
On this festive trail, keep your eyes peeled for clues in the mansion decorated for a Victorian Christmas. As you explore the ground floor, you’ll take a journey through the story of A Christmas Carol.
3 ,5 11, 13, 17 & 19 December
Festive Candlelit House Tours
For the very first time, this former Tudor mansion is hosting intimate tours of the house by candlelight. Take a journey
into 500 years of history that including
rare 16th-century interiors. You will travel through darkened rooms and corridors,
lit only by the soft glow of candles and sparkling Christmas trees. Mulled wine and mince pies will warm the spirits.
The Haymarket
Wote Street, Basingstoke RG21 7NW 01256 844244
Thursday 7 - Saturday 9 November Crimes on the Coast
A secluded island hotel just off the English
coast becomes a crime scene, as a scandal-inducing femme-fatale is felled. All the guests on the island are suspects, but are they alone and is all quite what it seems? Sunday 10 November, 7.30pm
Andy Fairweather Low
& The Low Riders
Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner.
The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit, with songs such as Bend Me Shape Me, Hello Suzy and (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice being remembered to this day. Friday 15 November, 7.30pm
Blake - Movies & Musicals
Blake choose music from their favourite movies and musicals and arrange them with their own exclusive harmonies. Songs from all the greats like Morricone, Barry, Bernstein and Bizet will be amongst
many that feature. Add to this a beautiful backdrop, incredible choirs and some hilarious stories, and it all adds up to the perfect night out.
Tuesday 26 November, 8pm
Hugh Cornwell Electric -
The Monster Tour
Golden Brown, Strange Little Girl, Always the Sun, Peaches, No More Heroes, Nice
& Sleazy... sound familiar? All big hits,
all great songs, all written and sung by Hugh Cornwell, the songwriter behind
The Stranglers.He’s back with a fantastic album Monster. Expect an opening set of prime solo songs, including picks from new album Monster, followed by a storming set.
In these pages you will find lots to do at this time of year. From traditional pantos, to visiting Santa, plus lots of festive events and craft fairs, there’s plenty the keep everyone entertained and make this the most enjoyable Christmas ever!
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