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Leisure : Museums
19/02/2018 to 29/04/2018 AT HOME WITH ART - TREASURES OF THE FORD COLLECTION
 BASILDON PARK (NATIONAL TRUST)

A new exhibition of inspiring artworks in the South Pavilion. Booking Not Needed.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: Emma Turner 01491 672927
  basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
01/03/2018 to 30/04/2018 LOST TAPESTRIES AT THE VYNE - SELF-GUIDED TOUR
 THE VYNE (NATIONAL TRUST)

On this family trail, help recover and fit together jigsaw pieces of oriental tapestries hidden in nooks and crannies across the grounds. Pick up your trail sheet at visitor reception. Young explorers will love this quest through ancient grounds in search of little boxes containing jigsaw pieces. Find all the boxes, retrieve all the pieces and assemble your jigsaw to reveal a scene from one of The Vyne's 18th-century tapestries undergoing conservation.
The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01256 883858
  thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk
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01/03/2018 to 31/12/2018 CURIOUS ABOUT READING? FACT-FINDING WALKS

Are you curious about Reading? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Reading an unmissable place to explore. Most clues are chosen for their historical value, so you'll learn about the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Reading in becoming what it is today. You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Reading and the people that have shaped it. Buy or instantly download to print at home or use on your mobile device from the website below and explore in your own time. One booklet is enough for four people of all ages to enjoy.
Riverside Museum, Blake's Lock, Reading RG1 3DH
MORE INFO: Sue Jennings 01159 502151
  sue.jennings@curiousabout.co.uk
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19/04/2018 to 20/05/2018 BLUEBELL WALK AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

Nestled inside the woods at Cliveden estate, bluebells brighten up this historic forest. We'll find the best displays and highlight them on trail map for you to stroll through.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead SL1 8NS
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 01628 605069   cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
19/04/2018 to 02/06/2018 MOVE OVER, MRS MARKHAM
 THE MILL AT SONNING

We are delighted that the world-renowned master of comedy Ray Cooney will direct this hilarious play that he co-wrote with John Chapman. This wonderful farce is set in an elegant, recently renovated London flat belonging to the happily married Philip and Joanna Markham. Philip, a straight-laced publisher of children's books, has reluctantly agreed to let his partner Henry Lodge borrow the apartment for an evening to entertain a new girlfriend. At the same time, Joanna Markham has allowed Linda Lodge to borrow the apartment so she can rendezvous with her lover. What nobody knows is that the Interior Designer has also decided that this is the night he wants to try out the new oval bed - with the au pair girl!
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
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Leisure : Days Out
23/04/2018 to 01/05/2018 CLIVEDEN HOUSE GUIDED TOURS
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

Book onto one of our short guided tours to discover more about the fabulous Cliveden House. These tours allow you to see some of the rooms that were once home to Nancy and Waldorf Astor. Entry to the house is by timed ticket only and the tours last approximately 25 minutes. Please head to the Information Centre to get your timed ticket before making your way to the House entrance. National Trust members can collect guided tour tickets free of charge. House tours will run every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from March until October. Booking Advisable.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire SL1 8NS
MORE INFO: Cliveden Administrator 01628 605069   clivedenpress@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
24/04/2018 HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES IN WINDSOR GREAT PARK

Enjoy exploring one of England's most beautiful Royal Parks from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage. Relax and travel at a leisurely pace through a Collection of Japanese Maples past Ancient Oak Trees to a beautiful 18th Century Lake with fabulous display of Waterlilies in Summer and tranquil reflections in Autumn/Winter. The lake is a hidden gem in the heart of Windsor Great Park complete with Diamond Jublee Arbour, a covered seat unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen in 2012. Your driver/guide can provide interesting and lesser know facts about the history of the area.
The Savill Garden, Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Egham TW20 0XD
MORE INFO: Jo - Carriage Rides Bookings 07811 543019   info@ascotcarriages.co.uk   Event Web Site
24/04/2018 to 29/04/2018 CIRCUS VEGAS AT ASCOT RACECOURSE

Circus Vegas arrives in the UK for its first full British tour. Housed inside its huge Stars and Strips big top Circus Vegas merges all the elements of circus with all the glitz, glamour and spectacle that you would imagine when you think Vegas. With jaw dropping acts, scintillating costumes and the funniest of Clowns this show brings performers from all over the world, you will be sitting on the edge of your seat when not falling off them with laughter. 2 for 1 tickets any show, any day - quote 'Acrobat'.
Racecourse Car Park 6, Ascot SL5 7HS
MORE INFO: Box Office 07904 428555
  enquiries@circusvegasuk.com
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Leisure : Exhibitions
24/04/2018 to 28/04/2018 TREASURES WITH TALES

Wallingford Museum's latest exhibition is creating great interest with its 'Treasures with Tales' exhibition. Residents from Wallingford and the surrounding villages have loaned the museum a wide variety of fascinating objects, each with its own special significance - from exotic to fun to poignant! Visitors are able to follow the 'Treasures Trail' and discover these things for themselves throughout the museum. Each has its own 'tale' displayed and can be enjoyed by the whole family. The treasures are woven in amongst other exhibitions which include not only the story of Wallingford's Saxon origins, its great Royal castle, the town's links with Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders, but also updates on the recent archaeology that is being uncovered by new developments around the town.
Wallingford Museum, Flint House, 52 High Street, Wallingford OX10 0DB
MORE INFO: Judy Dewey 01491 651127
  judy@piepowder.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
24/04/2018 FAITH - THE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Don’t accept imitations FAITH – THE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY features international George Michael tribute artist Wayne Dilks together with his incredible 7 piece band and backing singers. A musical journey of 35 years of hit records from Wham to George’s solo career, the show and production are based upon the George Michael 25 live tour (also known as the 25th anniversary tour) Our show uses actual video footage from the 25 live tour displayed on our unique video wall, this is a first for any UK theatre show. Join us in celebration to the life of one of the world’s most successful male artists selling over 100 million records worldwide and encompassing 11 British number 1 singles, 8 British number 1 albums and 6 US number 1 singles in a spell binding spectacle of his songs.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

24/04/2018 HALF-BREED - FEATURING NATASHA MARSHALL
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village. She doesn’t want to have a baby. She doesn’t want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She’s got to get out. Following its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 and a run at London’s Soho Theatre, Soho Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company present Half Breed, Natasha Marshall’s semi-autobiographical dark comedy about finding your voice.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
24/04/2018 BUSINESS BISCOTTI WOKINGHAM NETWORKING EVENT

Wokingham Biscotti meets the last Tuesday of each month at Cantley House Hotel, Milton Road, Wokingham You are invited to the next Wokingham Business Biscotti business networking event starting at 09.30am until 11.30am. Business Biscotti is what networking is all about - meeting and forming business relationships with like-minded people. We like to think we provide an antidote to formal networking.
Cantley House Hotel, Milton Road, Wokingham RG40 5QG
MORE INFO: Peter Morris 0118 947 5857   peter@pinewoodassetfinance.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Arts
25/04/2018 OPEN STUDIO - CERAMICS

Visit Sally Courage, Teresa Munn and Moya Tosh, local ceramic artists, united by a love of landscapes and the organic feel of clay. Guest artists include Julie Massie, Christine Lack and John Brazendale. Sally works with coils of clay to create satisfying forms which evolve as the work grows. Teresa works with text in ceramics, and explores feelings associated with the landscapes of our lives in clay-scripted wall plaques and hand-held textured forms. Moya throws porcelain and uses blocks of glaze colour, 23-carat gold leaf, silver leaf and lustre colour for decoration. Red Steps is a working studio, and one of the three will always be working there and able to discuss their latest work. Major pieces and small gift items available - or just come and enjoy chatting and looking.
Red Steps, Whitway, Newbury RG20 9LE
MORE INFO: Open Studio Enquiries 07786 956051
 
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Leisure : Days Out
25/04/2018 UK WOLF CONSERVATION TRUST VISIT WEDNESDAYS

The Trust is open every Wednesday from 11am – 4pm. A wonderful day out for all the family, with photo opportunities from a photographic platform area, regular talks by the keepers, watch the wolves being fed at 2pm and, of course, our ambassador wolves. Come to see our Arctic wolves, admire our Beenham pack and see our older wolves, including mischievous Mosi, majestic Mai and Motomo. We have a photography platform overlooking the Beenham pack and you'll be able to see the Torak and Mosi via a large picture window in our shop and education centre. Free parking is available and there are toilets on-site. Our well stocked shop will be open for you to purchase souvenirs of your day. There will be tea/ coffee, squash refreshments available to purchase by donation, but no food. Outdoor picnic tables available. No walks or wolf contact is available on this day. Additional children’s activities will be held during school holidays. Adults £8, Children 3-12 £5, under 3's free. No booking required. Pay on arrival. Please note: no dogs are allowed on-site or to be left in parked cars.
Butlers Farm, Beenham, Reading, Berks, RG7 5NT
MORE INFO: Lynn Kent 0118 971 3330
  ukwct@ukwolf.org
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Museums
25/04/2018 TALES FOR TOTS - STORY TIME FOR UNDER 5's
 READING MUSEUM

Drop in - free of charge - and bring your under-5's to catch a story or two using objects from the museum collection. 10.30am to 11.30am
Reading Museum, Old Town Hall, Blagrave Street
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 939 9800
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
25/04/2018 BORDER TALES
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Following a phenomenal run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to sold-out audiences, award winning Protein presents a satirical look at multicultural Britain through a blend of energetic dance, dialogue and live music.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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25/04/2018 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIONS
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Every Wednesday at 10.15am, pre-school children will be treated to stories and singing in the theatre, as well as colouring-in and dressing-up in the bar. Bring your little ones along for a magical experience, topped off as we turn the famous waterwheel. Entry is £3.50 per child (pay when you arrive). Healthy snack and drink provided for children.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
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25/04/2018 to 28/04/2018 GORING GAP PLAYERS - SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD

It's 1934, and Shakespeare's most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialised on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play themselves. Much mischievous magic ensues in this fine comedy by Ken Ludwig. This is the GGP's big spring production with live music, directed by Jennamarie Smith.
The Morrell Room, Church Lane, Streatley RG8 9HT
MORE INFO: Jean Betteridge 01491 873530   goringgapplayers@gmail.com   Event Web Site
25/04/2018 BALLET BLACK - DOUBLE BILL
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Ballet Black returns to the Corn Exchange for the 5th year with specially commissioned pieces celebrating dancers of black and Asian decent. Ballet Black, a company that celebrates dancers of black and Asian decent, presents an evening of specially commissioned pieces which showcase the technique, precision and grace of their talented dancers. As part of their latest double bill, renowned British choreographer Cathy Marston choreographs a new ballet based on Can Themba’s moving fable The Suit. Completing the evening is Arthur Pita’s Olivier nominated A Dream Within a Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
25/04/2018 FRIENDS OF CAVERSHAM COURT GARDENS AGM AND TALK

The briefest possible AGM will be followed by an illustrated talk by garden historian Dr. Kate Felus. Based on her book, The Secret Life of the Georgian Garden, Kate will reveal the previously untold story of how great landscapes were used in the eighteenth century. The smooth turf of the parkland provided for thrilling carriage driving in the Georgian equivalent of the Ferrari, the lake gave opportunities for fishing and boating (including mock sea battles with real canons) and eye-catchers provided places for eating and drinking, afternoon naps and illicit liaisons. In her freelance consultancy Kate has researched and written restoration plans for a wide range of designed landscapes from Elizabethan water gardens to Edwardian seaside parks. Kate is an experienced public speaker and her talks are laced with the same lavish illustrations and entertaining detail as the book.
Reading Canoe Club, The Warren, Caversham, RG4 7TH
MORE INFO: Val Peggrem 0118 954 5779
  friends@fccg.org.uk
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25/04/2018 LIVING THROUGH THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR - TALK BY CATHERINE SAMPSON

Catherine developed her love of history in childhood and pursued it at University in Sheffield and later Oxford, where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in English Local History. Her dissertation subject being the impact of the Civil War on the local people in and around Reading. A published local and family history author, she is the current Chairman of Berkshire Family History Society. The countryside in and around Reading was horribly affected by the Civil War, and this talk tells the story of what happened to the ordinary folk when the soldiers arrived. How villagers were caught up in the skirmishes, perished as a result of disease, and attempted to stave off financial disaster. Amongst the masses, we can still identify the individual: the husband who hid his valuables, the Pest House occupant who feared the worst, and the fearless individual who published scurrilous pamphlets whilst hiding on the Thames. 2pm to 4pm.
Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
MORE INFO: Talk Enquiries 0118 950 9553
 
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Leisure : Museums
26/04/2018 READING MUSEUM SURGERY
 READING MUSEUM

Visitors can discover more about the collections, or ask for help in identifying interesting objects (NB no valuations can be given). Every Thursday, in the Box Room.
Reading Museum, The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
26/04/2018 SOUTH STREET MEMBERS NIGHT - SPRING AND SUMMER SEASON LAUNCH
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

A new season and more great shows coming to South Street. So if you’re struggling to decide what shows to see then head down to South Street for our Members Night. Artistic Director, John Luther, and some select artists, will introduce the highlights of the Summer programme. With a welcome drink, nibbles and discounts at the bar it is also a chance to chat with the South Street team, your fellow regulars and plan your diary!
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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26/04/2018 to 28/04/2018 20th CENTURY BOY - THE MARC BOLAN MUSICAL
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

This hit musical, inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, returns to the stage to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star’s untimely death. Featuring some of the greatest rock songs ever written, 20th Century Boy tells the life story of the legendary Bolan and his band T. Rex. This show exposes some of the myths and takes the audience on a tearful yet feel-good journey through Marc’s fascinating life, cut short by a cruel twist of fate.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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26/04/2018 LIVE MUSIC - 60s NIGHT WITH READY STEADY
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Ready Steady formed just over two years ago and were borne from the desire to play classic sixties music as well as well loved songs that are rarely heard on the local live music scene. Harking back to the flamingo club circa 1966 and you’ll be on the right track to Ready Steady! Think Dusty, think Sandie, add a splattering of British Invasion, fold in some Motown hits and top it all off with some floor stomping Northern Soul and you have the recipe for Ready Steady. The band have played many gigs in the last two years, most recently, for the second year running, Retro Festival in Newbury.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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27/04/2018 THE BARRON KNIGHTS
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

They are back and by popular demand! Masters of musical comedy parody, The Barron Knights are probably one of the most entertaining groups to come out of the 60s and 70s. Their musicianship, their harmonies and of course their humour has given them the nickname of ‘The Guvnors’. You can expect to hear lots of new material as well as old favourites like Call Up the Groups, as well as the band’s inimitable version of The William Tell Overture and their Flamenco party piece, Malaguana.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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27/04/2018 THE WASHBOARD RESONATORS
 THE FIRE STATION CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CULTURE

The Washboard Resonators are a duo that play foot-stomping blues, vaudeville, ragtime, hokum, skiffle, swing and folk like it was in the 1920s, 30s & 40s. On stage, you can expect a varied and entertaining show with upbeat songs, harmonies, tap dancing and an array of old instruments, including; washboard, resonator guitars, banjo, ukulele, snare drum, suitcase bass drum, spoons and their very own invention - the kazoosaphone.
The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture, The Old Court, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3BL
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 866 865   info@fireythings.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
28/04/2018 A SHOT IN THE SADDLE - MURDER MYSTERY TREASURE HUNT

Take the reins and race round Reading, find hidden clues and catch a killer in an immersive 3 hour murder mystery treasure hunt. The team behind A Dish To Die For and A Melody For Murder are back with their most sinister mystery yet. A Shot In The Saddle is a brand new, 3 hour, immersive Murder Mystery Treasure Hunt that challenges the public to take the reins and race round Reading to hunt down hidden evidence and catch a killer in their tracks as they crack the case - against the clock! The game centres on the murder of world-famous racehorse trainer Gideon Upp. Gideon was staying in Reading before taking his prized horse to the races but he never reached the final furlong. Someone snuck into his hotel room and shot him at point blank range. But the only fingerprints found on the pistol were Gideon’s. Scotland Yard can’t work it out – and they need your help. The whole town becomes the set for this real-life whodunnit, which fuses live-action, escape-room style puzzles, a scavenger hunt and actors with a murder mystery, as players must crack cryptic clues using their smartphones, converse with suspicious characters and find vital evidence hidden around the town, in partnership with local businesses and iconic Reading locations!
Queens Walk Plaza, Reading
MORE INFO: A Shot In The Saddle   help@ashotinthesaddle.com
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28/04/2018 WOODLEY SATURDAY MARKET

Woodley Shopping Centre is now home to a Thriving Saturday Market. Fresh foods,Great Vegetables, Wet Fish, Butcher, Breads Clothes Local produce and Craft Stalls fill the Town Centre every Saturday offering local residents and visitors more choice whilst they shop. Occasionally some Local Brass bands join in the fun or Morris Dancers.
Woodley Town Centre RG5 4JZ
MORE INFO: Town Centre Manager 0118 921 6920
  tcm@woodley.gov.uk
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28/04/2018 MURDER MYSTERY - A DISH TO DIE FOR!

Race round Reading, find hidden clues and catch a killer in an immersive 3-hour murder mystery treasure hunt. Solve the case of #WhoKilledAmeliaCook. A brand new, interactive, real-life Cluedo-like Murder Mystery Treasure Hunt that will be played out on the streets of Reading on Saturdays in February. Teams or individuals can take part in the hunt for the murderer in a three-hour, immersive scavenger hunt around the Town Centre. Using their smartphones, players must race around the streets of Reading to find hidden evidence, crack cryptic clues and converse with characters to catch the killer – against the clock. The game centres on the murder of chef Amelia Cook, Reading’s newest Gourmet Sensation. Amelia was launching her exclusive Five Star Fare Menu but while the public tucked into the new dish, it was crunch time for Amelia – as she became the main corpse. The killer remains at large somewhere in Reading. Scotland Yard suspects foul play, they and need your help. Tickets £20 - save 10pc on website below using promo code: TOOMANYCOOKS
Starts Forbury Gardens, The Forbury, Reading RG1 3HS
MORE INFO: A Dish To Die Enquiries
  help@adishtodiefor.com
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Leisure : Museums
28/04/2018 BAYEUX TAPESTRY TOUR AT READING MUSEUM
 READING MUSEUM

Enjoy a guided tour of the famous full-size replica of the magnificent Bayeux Tapestry. No need to book - entry is free.
Reading Museum and Town Hall, Reading RG1 1QH

MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
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28/04/2018 READING MUSEUM GALLERY TOUR
 READING MUSEUM

Want to know more about Reading Abbey and its impact on the town? Join our trained volunteer guides for an updated tour that includes more on the Abbey Quarter’s history. Hear about our exciting plans to transform the area into a unique historical and cultural destination. This is followed by an introductory tour around the museum’s galleries taking in a selection of fascinating objects on display. Why not stay for lunch and enjoy the Bayeux Tapestry tour at 2.15pm?
Reading Museum and Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
28/04/2018 FEEL THE BEAT
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

With performers from as young as four through to young adults taking to the stage we welcome you to come along and watch our annual show case. At our last show we had to FOCUS and boy did they deliver! Now we have a wonderful show for you to see all their efforts of the last year pay off and so allow them to do themselves JUSTICE. We hope you enjoy our show.
Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
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28/04/2018 READING MENCAP AND FRIENDS - ARE YOU LISTENING FESTIVAL
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Joining the already bustling bill for the one-day festival are Sunderland’s angular indie-pop kings Field Music. Field Music were favourites of the late, great Prince, have previously been nominated for a Mercury Prize and will be performing with the Open Here Orchestra at The Barbican in May. They also had a new album out in February.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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28/04/2018 to 29/04/2018 DEAR ZOO - BY ROD CAMPBELL
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

This timeless children’s book is making its stage premiere! Rod Campbell’s best-selling lift the flap book has delighted generations of young readers since it was first published in 1982, and has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide. Join Ben and his friend Sally as they wait to see what the Zoo will send when they get Ben’s letter asking for a pet. All kinds of familiar animals both big and small arrive but what will make the perfect domestic companion? Well... wait and see!
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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28/04/2018 HAMPSHIRE COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Youthful exuberance matched with strong commitment and a real desire to perform will make for a memorable and unforgettable evening.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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28/04/2018 YOUTH AND COMMUNITY GALA AT SOUTH HILL PARK
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Groups performing will be Laura Henderson Dance Company, Reddam House School, OFLAC, Jawahir Bellydance, Ilusion Flamenca, WISE Dance Company, ENB Youth Co, KL Dance Steps, Scatter (The Place), Lavery Dance, Collingwood College, Illume, Nestling Dance Company, Quicksilver, Empty Vessels Dance Company, Tuffney Performing Arts Academy, Henley College with performances by Chrysalis London and professional ballerina, Désirée Ballantyne Grove.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
28/04/2018 WALLINGFORD LOCAL PRODUCERS' SATURDAY MARKET

To make available produce grown or produced within a 30 mile radius of Wallingford, sourcing ingredients, wherever possible from within that area. To educate and promote the benefits of locally produced food and other products thereby supporting a vibrant and dynamic local economy. The market was started in 2007 by some of the current stallholders as a means to reach the local community. The produce available ranges from meat (pork, beef, lamb), fruit and vegetables, plants, bread, cheeses, wines, beers,cakes ready prepared food, chocolate, jams, preserves, crafts including wood, knitting, jewellery, cosmetics, pottery, photography, painting and much more. 10am to 1pm.
Regal Centre, St Martin’s Street, Wallingford OX10 0DP
MORE INFO: Dennis Jackson
  admin@wlpm.org.uk
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Local Information :
28/04/2018 ALDWORTH VILLAGE MARKET

Aldworth’s award winning Saturday Market takes place every Saturday morning in the Village Hall. Here you can buy vegetables and other produce, cakes and bread, newspapers and sweets. Please note that bread and newspapers must be pre-ordered.
Aldworth Village Hall, Bell Lane, Aldworth RG8 9SB
MORE INFO: Market Enquiries 01635 578090
 
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Local Information :
28/04/2018 WALLINGFORD HISTORIC GUIDED WALKS

You can now join a Guided Historic Town Walk on any Saturday morning, from the end-March until the end-September starting from beneath the Town Hall at 11.00am. Walks last 1 - 2 hours and cost £5 per head, as a donation to support Wallingford Museum. These are general walks covering the rich history of our town, but also touching on the links with Agatha Christie and 'Midsomer Murders'. They will appeal to residents and visitors alike. There’s no need to book, just turn up at the Town Hall undercroft at 11.00am on any Saturday from 31 March until 29 Sept.
From Wallingford Town Hall OX10 0EG
MORE INFO: Philip Burton 01491 836200
  pburton6@talktalk.net
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Sport : Football
28/04/2018 ROYALS v IPSWICH - SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

This is it, the chance to finally put to bed any relegation fears in the final home game of what has been a thoroughly traumatic season for the Royals. It's been one of the club's worst-ever seasons for home wins - nowhere near double figures. However, much will be forgiven if they can see off an Ipswich team now just playing out the season in mid-table after the departure of the club's legendary manager Mick McCarthy.
Madejski Stadium, Nr M4 J11, Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: RFC Ticket Office 0118 968 1313
  ticketing@readingfc.co.uk
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Leisure : Charity
29/04/2018 WALK FOR PARKINSON'S IN WELFORD PARK

Join Parkinson’s UK when we will be returning to Welford Park for our sponsored Walk. There will be two different circular walks available, a 2.5 mile walk and a more challenging 6.5 mile walk around the beautiful Welford Park estate, home of the Great British Bake Off. During the walk you will cross the River Lambourn, climb the hill to see the impressive cricket pitch whilst overlooking the historic Welford Park, explore the wonderful woodland before crossing the fields and taking in the lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Entry fee is £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s and all walkers will receive a Parkinson’s UK t-shirt, plus a medal on completing the walk. The funds raised from the Walk for Parkinson’s – Welford Park will go to Parkinson’s UK to support the vital research work taking place to find a cure for Parkinson’s and improve the lives of the 145,000 people in the UK who are affected by the condition. We support those living with Parkinson’s and their families and friends, so that no one has to face Parkinson’s alone.
Welford Park, Welford, Newbury RG20 8HX
MORE INFO: Jenni Green 020 7963 3912
  fundraising@parkinsons.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
29/04/2018 YOUTH AND COMMUNITY GALA AT SOUTH HILL PARK
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Groups performing will be Twilight Dance Company St Anne’s, Zambesi Evolution, Phoenix Fusion (Artemis Studios), St Joseph’s Squad, Watkins Dance, Lafour Theatre School, Maggie Monk School of Dancing, Shimmy Cafe Barefoot Dance Fusion, YDC JT Squad, Orb Male Dance Company, Brakenhale Dance Company, The Olivia Dance Academy, Zambesi Apex, Kobika Youth Dance Company, Kobika Senior Dance Company, Berkshire Youth Dance Company Youth (BCDCY) and a professional performance by Edifice Dance Theatre.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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29/04/2018 MUSIC NIGHT AT THE MILL - BENNY GOODMAN'S 1938 CARNEGIE HALLCONCERT
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Pete Long and his musicians have gone to great lengths to re-create this concert, including original arrangements, period instruments and even the stage seating plan. The result is an evening of fabulous music that swings like crazy, it’s a great night out not to be missed! Bandleader and clarinettist Pete Long presents a superlative recreation of one of the greatest concerts in jazz history.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
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