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Lets Glow Basingstoke town centre light trail

Love Basingstoke have partnered with Festival Place, The Malls, Top of the Town businesses and Anvil Arts to create a town centre wide light trail this February half term.

Market Place will transform into a disco with an exciting light show created by Zeal Live. The light show will be projected onto the Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 February from 4pm to 9pm.

Scratchbuilt Productions will transform a shop unit on Church Street with a fun light installation whilst Anvil Arts will light up The Haymarket both of which will be live from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 February. The Anvil will also be joining in the fun by bathing the concert hall in colour for the duration.

Create your own disco in Festival Place. Take control on the colours, lighting effects, sounds and see how many people you can get to boogey.

Leap into Spring with That Gallery artists who will be turning the windows of 4 Loddon Mall into a fun installation reminding us there are brighter days ahead.

A programme of fun make and take workshops will take place across the week in Top of the Town businesses.

Join local artists Rachel Davis, Jacky Purtill and Laura Wilcock for a fun free willow lantern making workshop at The Dice Tower. Create your own lantern from willow to take home or bring with you to the light trail. Workshops will take place on Tuesday 14 February at 11am to 12pm, 12.30pm to 1.30pm and 2pm to 3pm, spaces are limited you can secure your free spot through Eventbrite.

Join Laura Fisher to create and decorate your own candles in Gabardine Bar. Workshops will take place on Wednesday 15 and Friday 17 February at 2pm to 3pm and 3.30pm to 4.30pm. Spaces are limited, tickets can be booked through Eventbrite.

Local artists Scratchbuilt Productions will be holding a fun shadow puppet workshop in the Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery. The workshop will take place upstairs in the Basingstoke Gallery on Thursday 16 February at 11am to 12pm and 2pm to 3pm.

Routine Riots will get you light trail ready with face painting in Willows Coffee House on Thursday 16 and Friday 17 February. As space is limited in Willows free tickets must be booked beforehand to guarantee your spot.

Free tickets for workshops can be booked via Eventbrite -

To round off the week, Emergency Exit Arts This is the Place Neon Murals in War Memorial Park. Artists at EEA have created illuminative LED neon murals which communicate themes of home, belonging and migration. The interactive installation effectively casts a rainbow spectacular all over its surrounding environment and provides perfect selfie moments.

This Is The Place not only explores themes of home, belonging, and migration, the installation also reflects on human's connection to our ultimate home, Earth, by including common creatures in nature, such as snails, bees, and spiders.

The installation will be live from Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 February from 4pm to 8pm and is free to view.

A trail map will be available to collect from Festival Place customer lounge and businesses in the Top of the Town.

February 2023

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