The Arts Society provides grants to Basingstoke initiatives

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A BASINGSTOKE Arts Society was able to support two city initiatives that were hit hard by the pandemic.

The Basingstoke-based Arts Society offered a grant of £ 250 each to The Musication Station for the purchase of new instruments and to the Proteus Theater Company for a new musical.

According to Arts Society volunteers, The Anvil will use the money to fund the purchase of instruments for their Musication Station.

It is an event that takes place several times a year and allows young people to experience the playing of musical instruments with the help of musicians. The next Musication Station will take place December 11-19 at the Basingstoke Sports Center.

The Arts Society is also supporting the Proteus Theater Company for a week-long development process of a new musical, “Mermaids,” co-created by Harry Blake and Jennifer Fletcher.

Meanwhile, the company also supported a young flautist who received high marks at the Basingstoke Music and Arts Festival 2021. The company’s £ 250 grant was used to purchase a new flute for the young musician. . This scholarship will be available again next year and young people are welcome to apply, following the instructions of the festival program.

Gill Waller, president of the Society for the Arts, said it had been a very difficult time for many people during the pandemic.

She added: “The grant was made available through contributions from members of the arts society, and we are trying to do more like that in the future.”


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