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The Event Box

18 February - 23 February, 2019

Event Hashtag: #BeSquared

A brand new week-long pop-up event in Basingstoke Town Centre.

Welcome to The Event Box!

A brand new pop-up event in Basingstoke Town Centre, sitting amongst some of the most historic parts of the town in Market Place. The Event Box brings you a packed week of activities for kids of all ages plus an art exhibition and 3 evenings of classic film screenings.

What is The Event Box?

A giant inflatable cube situated in Market Place in Top of Town. The space is completely enclosed with heating (it’s February in the UK so we’ve come prepared!). Each day, The Event Box will be transformed into different event spaces with everything from Dinosaurs to Retro Video Games, Circus Skills and learning to pilot a drone, The Event Box has something to suit everyone.

So how does it work?

All of the activities in the daytime are completely free of charge (yes that’s correct!). There is no need to pre-book simply turn up and take part in the day. Some activities may be more popular than others so we may impose a time limit on occasion. We want to ensure everyone can take part so please don’t be offended if we let you know your time is up! Our evening films (for both kids and adults) are all paid events and tickets are limited. Head over to our website for booking details and check out the event listings in this programme for what we’re showing.

Got more questions about The Event Box, check out our Frequently Asked Question

Monday 18th February
11am6pm
THE JURASSIC BOX

Head off on a Jurassic adventure and join us for a dino dig. There are hidden dinosaur bones within the sand and using your brushes, discover the bones from a T-Rex! There will be a Dino Ranger on hand to tell stories about when dinosaurs used to rule the land! For little adventurers, they can join in the fun with our dino arts and crafts to take home or dress up as their very own Jurassic ranger.

 

Tuesday 19th February
Midday – 6pm
THE BRICKS BOX

The Brick Kingdom has sent its magic to Basingstoke! Come and to see the amazing LEGO® brick unicorn, made from over 37,800 individual elements, or take control of the Brick Kingdom, and sit in the LEGO brick throne selfie zone! You can also get involved, by diving into a brick pit and letting your imagination run wild, or building at one of our play tables, and showing off your creative skills.

 

This event is not an official LEGO® event and is not sponsored, endorsed or otherwise supported by the LEGO® Group. The LEGO Group do not accept any responsibility for any unforeseen outcomes linked to the event.

 

Wednesday 20th February
11am – 5pm
THE ART BOX

Bring your best creative skills and prepare to get messy! We’ve teamed up with ArtVenturers to transform the Event Box into a giant arts and crafts space. From messy paint to crafts and glitter, you can make and take your creations home with you. Free face painting will be available for children 3 years and over. Each child will be limited to one item per art station and time restrictions may be put in place to make sure all our little artists can join in the fun.

 

7pm – 10pm
THE ART BOX AFTER DARK

Once we’ve cleared the messy paints away, the space will be transformed into an art gallery showcasing up to 20 brand new works of art from local and visiting artists. Hosted by THAT Gallery Basingstoke, the exhibition will welcome some of the artists allowing you to meet them directly and discuss their work. This event is free to attend but pre-booking is required. See our website for details.

 

Thursday 21st February
11am – 4pm
THE CIRCUS BOX

Fancy yourself as the next Greatest Showman…? Join in the fun for a day of circus skills workshops and demonstrations! We’ll also have creative workshops, candyfloss and shows for everyone to take part in. Timings will vary so check out the website for details.

 

FILM BOX KIDS
5.30pm – 7.30pm
£3 per ticket – Must be pre-booked
The Greatest Showman (PG) 1hr 40mins  (SOLD OUT)

Inspired by the imagination of P.T Barnum, Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron tell the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that soon became a worldwide sensation!

 

FILM BOX ADULTS
8pm – 10pm
£5 per ticket – Must be pre-booked
Top Gun (15) 1hr 50mins

Tom Cruise stars as a daring young pilot in the US Navy who learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

 

Friday 22nd February
11am – 4pm
THE GAMES BOX

We’re bringing back the classics with our retro gaming day! Test your skills against Miss Pacman, beat your friends at Air Hockey or take yourself back to the 80’s and try your hand at Space Invaders! The Games Box is suitable for slightly older children and big kids! Time restrictions may be in place during busy periods to ensure everyone can take part.

 

FILM BOX KIDS
5.30pm – 7.30pm
£3 per ticket – Must be pre-booked
The Lego Movie (U) 1hr 40mins

An ordinary LEGO construction worker is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from glueing the LEGO universe into eternal stasis.

 

FILM BOX ADULTS
8pm – 10pm
£5 per ticket – Must be pre-booked
The Greatest Showman (PG) 1hr 40mins (SOLD OUT)

Inspired by the imagination of P.T Barnum, Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams and Zac Efron tell the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that soon became a worldwide sensation!

Saturday 23rd February
11am – 4pm
THE TECH BOX

Test your skills as a drone pilot or take part in a live virtual orchestra! Come along to Tech Box and learn how to fly a real drone through a series of obstacles. You can also immerse yourself into with virtual reality and play along with The Philharmonia Orchestra! Activities will be time limited to allow everyone to take part. The drone racing is suitable for children who are able to ride a bike (hand-eye coordination is key!)

 

FILM BOX KIDS
5.30pm – 7.30pm
£3 per ticket – Must be pre-booked
Despicable Me (U) 1hr 35mins

When a criminal mastermind and his army of adorable minions are on a quest to unleash their dastardly plan!

 

FILM BOX ADULTS
8pm – 10pm
£5 per ticket – Must be Pre-booked
Shaun of The Dead (15) 1hr 40mins

Simon Pegg stars a Shaun a guy who’s not having the best of days when he finds himself in the middle of what may be a zombie apocalypse.