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Mayor’s charity concert has global appeal

News release 8402, published on 31 Jan 2019
Music from around the world will bring an international feel to Basingstoke and Deane Mayor’s Spring Charity Concert.
Global tunes, song and dance is promised at The Anvil, on Saturday 2 March at 7.30pm.
Talented youth groups and schoolchildren from around the borough and further afield will take part.
Performances will include Japanese drumming by the Taiko Group; songs by Solnyshko Russian Children’s Choir; Boyle O’Dowda Academy Irish dancers and JG Dance. There will be a solo performance by Annie Wheeler and Robert May’s choir will feature.
Young musicians from the Basingstoke Area Youth Orchestra ensembles will also take part in the star-studded show. Howard Bentley will compère the evening.
Basingstoke and Deane Mayor Cllr Seán Keating said: “Everyone is invited to join me at my charity concert at The Anvil – it promises to be a fantastic evening with the best of Basingstoke’s talent taking part.
“There’s an exciting programme of international music and dance, so don’t forget to buy your tickets – and help give the Mayor’s Charity Appeal a real boost.”
The Mayor’s Charity Appeal 2018/19 is raising money for three local charities - Basingstoke Mencap, Naomi House & Jacksplace and Basingstoke NeighbourCare.
The concert is being supported by Anvil Arts, Basingstoke Voluntary Action and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
To buy tickets, email or call 01256 844244.
Tickets cost £16.
Concessions for over 65s and students.
For more information about the Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane, visit or follow on Twitter @BasingMayor

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