Letter to Surrey Advertiser
Councillor Mannings (Letters 1st July) set out reasons why we should celebrate G Live – I also hope it will be a great success. He highlights how Guildford should be content that the subsidy is not at the level paid in Basingstoke.
The Anvil and Haymarket halls in Basingstoke are both run by the Anvil Trust (charity number 1034961) and the Trust received around £1.25 million in grants from Basingstoke & Deane Council in the year to 2010. It operates the two halls and works in the community to produce more than 600 events per year and it sets its aims as “to present and support arts and entertainment in its two buildings The Anvil and The Haymarket; to create education and participation opportunities that include all members of the community; to present and create work that celebrates cultural diversity; for the benefit of those who live in work or visit the Borough of Basingstoke & Deane, the county of Hampshire and the wider region”.