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Leisure : Museums
28/01/2017 to 06/05/2017 ART DISPLAY - RAY ATKINS, THE READING YEARS
 READING MUSEUM

The painter Ray Atkins works on a monumental scale. He will be 80 this year and still works outside, in places that he loves, come rain or shine, in the same driven way that he has since the 1960s. Between 1968 and 1974 he lived in Reading, teaching at the University. He produced an impressive body of work in response to the dramatic changes going on in the town centre. The Inner Distribution Road, the Butts Shopping Centre and the Civic Centre were all constructed during this time and Atkins observed their progress and made huge, expressive paintings on site.
Reading Museum, Old Town Hall, Blagrave Street
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
01/02/2017 to 30/04/2017 MARIE CURIE FREE WILL-WRITING SERVICE

Marie Curie are running a free will-writing scheme throughout Berkshire for three months from 1st February until 30th April 2017. If you are age 55 or over you can apply to have your will written for free.
Berkshire-wide
MORE INFO: Toni Denyer 01883 832639   toni.denyer@mariecurie.org.uk   Event Web Site
11/02/2017 to 11/04/2017 CLANGERS, BAGPUSS AND CO
 RIVER & ROWING MUSEUM

Children’s classics The Clangers, Bagpuss and Noggin the Nog come vividly to life in this unique exhibition for the young and young at heart. See website for details.
River and Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BF
MORE INFO: Exhibition Enquiries 01491 415600   museum@rrm.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
14/02/2017 to 27/05/2017 COMMUNITY DISPLAY - FREEMASONRY IN BERKSHIRE
 READING MUSEUM

Part of the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry being celebrated nationally, Berkshire Freemasons are staging this community display to reveal how Freemasonry developed from the 1700s into a significant social institution. It will also explore how modern Freemasonry fits into today’s world.
Reading Museum, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Barbados Display Enquiries 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
17/02/2017 to 17/04/2017 GREYS COURT - 50 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11 AND THREEQUARTERS!
 GREYS COURT (NATIONAL TRUST)

Get out and about at Greys Court by completing some of the 50 things to before you’re 11 3/4 activities. It’s a great chance for children to play and explore the environment as they tick activities off in their scrapbooks. The top five activities to do at Greys Court: 1. Build a den 2. Make a daisy chain 3. Make a grass trumpet 4. Hunt for bugs 5. Make some wild art Find all the information you need from the visitor reception hut when you arrive.
Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4PG
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01491 628529   greyscourt@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
02/03/2017 to 29/04/2017 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
06/03/2017 to 03/05/2017 HIDDEN TUDOR TRAILS AT THE VYNE
 THE VYNE (NATIONAL TRUST)

Pick up your trail at Visitor Reception and go hunting for hidden Tudor clues in our garden. At the site visited by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535, explore the grounds of this former Tudor palace on a brain-teasing trail. Normal admission applies. Booking Not Needed. Children are most welcome. Dogs on leads welcome. 10am to 4pm.
The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01256 883858   thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Art
07/03/2017 to 29/04/2017 ARTS EXHIBITION - PAINTINGS, CERAMICS, GLASS, SCULPTURE, PRINTS

Paintings: Stuart Buchanan, Paul Wright, Paul Kessling, Ashley Hanson, Alice Cescatti. Sculpture: Mark Hall, Frances Goddard, Sadie Brockbank, Rachel Ducker. Ceramics: Ray Church, John Bauer, Nichola Wright. Glass: Nicky Clarke. Prints: Kate Kessling, Mirren Kessling, Richard Scott, Kim Maher. Sometimes Closed Sunday and Monday. Best to email or phone first before setting out. Parking available outside the gallery which is situated opposite Hardwick Road.
Modern Artists Gallery High St Whitchurch on Thames RG8 7EX
MORE INFO: Exhibition Enquiries 0118 984 5893   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
23/03/2017 to 01/04/2017 HIS DARK MATERIALS
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Six hours of epic drama, split over two plays. Travel between the worlds with Lyra and Will in this epic adaptation of Philip Pullman's famous trilogy: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. There's plenty of adventure, with angels, daemons, harpies, spectres and armoured bears, but also thoughtful insights on parenthood and religious authority. Actors of all ages, plus puppets, bring over 130 characters to life. This adaptation by Nicholas Wright was such a hit at the National Theatre, that it was given a second run.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2195   longshorttall@progresstheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
27/03/2017 to 01/04/2017 FATHER BROWN
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Multiple murders have been committed, but the culprit leaves no trace. Can he … or she … be truly invisible? And is it all really due to some malevolent ancient curse? Father Brown visits the Edwardian countryhouse of archaeologist Diana Hope, peeling away the many layers of this haunting case and finally unmasking the killer. But in the meantime … will the murderer strike again? Starring John Lyons, best known for his 17 years as DS George Toolan, David Jason’s sidekick in ITV’s biggest detective hit A Touch of Frost. John’s other TV appearances include Upstairs Downstairs, The Onedin Line, On the Buses, George and Mildred and The Sweeney.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
27/03/2017 to 31/03/2017 AFTERNOON TEA AT NUFFIELD PLACE

Treat yourself to a pre-booked afternoon tea during your day out at Nuffield Place. A mid-week afternoon tea is the perfect treat after a stroll round the house and gardens. Included is a selection of cakes and bakes, as well as tea or coffee.
Nuffield Place, Huntercombe, Henley-on-Thames RG9 5RY
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01491 642 857   Event Web Site
28/03/2017 to 30/03/2017 BERKSHIRE MAESTROS - YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Scores of primary schools will be gathering together for the Berkshire Maestros annual massed singing events, supported by bands and ensembles from regional music centres. The theme this year is friendship, with songs drawn from TV, stage and screen.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
29/03/2017 UK WOLF CONSERVATION TRUST VISIT WEDNESDAYS

A wonderful day out for all the family, with photo opportunities from a photographic platform area, guided tour of Trust, 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 & 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. 11am - 4pm.
Butlers Farm, Beenham, Reading, Berks, RG7 5NT
MORE INFO: Lynn Kent 0118 971 3330   ukwct@ukwolf.org   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
29/03/2017 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 : Music
29/03/2017 VIVACE VOICES SPRING CONCERT

A choral concert with a wide variety of songs including popular opera pieces, some short sacred songs, ’Impossible Dream’, Peggy Lee’s ’Fever’and more. 2.30 pm £3 includes programme and buffet.
St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, Burghfield RG30 3TG
MORE INFO: Daphne 0118 989 3860   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
29/03/2017 to 01/04/2017 SINODUN PLAYERS PRESENT - OUTSIDE EDGE
 WALLINGFORD CORN EXCHANGE

It’s a Saturday afternoon in summer and an important local cricket match is underway. But while the team captain is trying to keep his men focused on the game, there is slow-burning meltdown among their wives and girlfriends in the kitchen. Richard Harris’s cricketing comedy Outside Edge is more to do with marital disharmony in the pavilion where tea is being prepared than scoring runs on the pitch. Bickering, back-biting and witty one-liners eventually lead to chaos and begs the question: which is the more important, the match or the tea? Written in 1979, this play is now seen as one of the classic comedies of the late 20th century. It involves genuine characters, acutely observed, in a typical middle-England situation in which things unravel with hilarious results.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Wallingford OX10 0EG
MORE INFO: Carol Evans 01491 825000   carol.evans@sinodunplayers.org.uk   Event Web Site
29/03/2017 to 01/04/2017 ANN VERONICA
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Frustrated by the monotony of suburban life and her father’s strict rules, Ann Veronica Stanley is determined to win her independence, and follow her dream of becoming a scientist. The only problem? It’s 1909, and she’s a woman – in a patriarchal society still in the grip of stuffy Victorian morals. Risking everything to fulfil her ambition, Ann Veronica flees to London, and joins a dizzying world of freedom and ideas, of dapper socialites, eminent biologists and the courageous women of the suffrage movement. But can she live independently in a society that won’t even grant her the right to vote? Does freedom always come at a cost?
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044   boxoffice@watermill.org.uk   Event Web Site
29/03/2017 OYSTERS3
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer, the three founder members and creative heart of folk-rock stars Oysterband, invite you to an evening of fresh acoustic performance and off-the-wall stories. Expect an insight into their history, sometimes turbulent, often funny, with great songs from every era of a one-of-a-kind career.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
29/03/2017 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - WINNIE THE POOH, HERE COMES TIGGER
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Join us at 10:30am on Wednesday morning for a magical storytelling session in the theatre, followed by colouring-in and dressing-up in the bar. Entry is £3.50 per child (payable on the door) which includes a healthy snack and drink.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
29/03/2017 ROALD DAHL'S REVOLTING RHYMES
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Some of the best-known nursery tales, retold with some surprising and hilarious twists. If you thought Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, think again…
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
29/03/2017 RACKHOUSE PILFER
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

A fiery and exciting 6 ­piece Irish-americana folk band treading the water between American bluegrass, Irish folk, alt-country and rock. Formed in 2012 by the fireside of McGarrigles bar in Sligo, the band have been enthralling crowds throughout Ireland, Europe and Nashville and have supported Imelda May on tour.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
29/03/2017 ROSALIND
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Rising star of the British dance scene, James Cousins presents his latest work inspired by one of Shakespeare’s most headstrong and independent heroines. Set in a modern city – conservative by day, wonderland by night – the curious, courageous heroine Rosalind embarks on a journey of self-discovery, fuelled by love and oppression. The Rosalind of Shakespeare’s play As You Like It is a clever, funny wordsmith. In this unique production, created in collaboration with Korean dancers and artists, Cousins takes her passion and eloquence beyond words, to somewhere only movement can take you.
The Corn Exchange, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
29/03/2017 FRIND OF CAVERSHAM COURT GARDENS AGM

Friends of Caversham Court Gardens AGM on Wednesday 29th March, 2017, 7 for 7.30pm. A brief business meeting will be followed by an illustrated talk by broadcaster and author Travis Elborough, who will be talking about his book ' A Walk in the Park, the life and times of a people's institution'.
Reading Canoe Club, The Warren, Caversham, RG4 7TH
MORE INFO: Val Peggrem 0118 954 5779   friends@fccg.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
30/03/2017 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   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
30/03/2017 MITCH BENN - DON'T FEAR THE REAPER
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

It's been a morbid time for the country's leading musical satirist (The Times); he's turned 46 - over the hill by anyone's standards - his personal life is in turmoil, and his childhood heroes are dropping like flies. At times like these, a man feels the Reaper creeping up on him… But is death anything to fear? And is it really the end? (Yes. Yes, it is, sorry!) Mitch confronts his - and YOUR - mortality with hilarious (and tuneful) consequences. Join him! It's time you're not getting back!
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
30/03/2017 LIVE MUSIC - ROBBEN FORD
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Robben Ford is one of the premier electric guitarists today, particularly known for his blues playing, as well as his ability to be comfortable in a variety of musical contexts. A five-time Grammy nominee, he has played with artists as diverse as Joni Mitchell, Jimmy Witherspoon, Miles Davis, George Harrison, Phil Lesh, Bonnie Raitt, Michael McDonald, Bob Dylan, John Mayall, Greg Allman, John Scofield, Susan Tedeschi, Keb Mo, Larry Carlton, Mavis Staples, Brad Paisley and many others.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
30/03/2017 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Experience an evening of extraordinary short films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival. Follow the expeditions of some of today's most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe. Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel through an exhilarating collection of the latest films from the most talented adventure film makers of today. An exciting event not to be missed with free prize giveaways!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
30/03/2017 DANNY BAKER - CRADLE TO THE STAGE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

This event has now sold out. Please contact the box office on 01256 844244 to be added to the waiting list.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
30/03/2017 DEAF FRIENDLY FOOTBALL

A tailormade football session for people with hearing impairments and other disabilities. Run by the FA - who will provide coaches - the sessions are supported by SportsAble, Berks & Bucks Football Association and Deaf Positives Action. Everyone welcome. Friendly atmosphere guaranteed.
Braywick Sports Ground - Pitch 3G, Braywick Road, Maidenhead SL6 1BN
MORE INFO: 01628 627 690   Event Web Site
Leisure : Nights Out
31/03/2017 30s to 60s PARTY FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES

Party Night 8.30pm till 1am. Singles and couples welcome. Terrific music, super dance floor, great atmosphere, friendly people and FREE on-site car parking.
Bird Hills Golf Club, Drift Road, Hawthorn Hill (A330), Maidenhead, SL6 3ST
MORE INFO: Gill or Brian 0800 3134441   info@dance-parties.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
31/03/2017 GORDIE MACKEEMAN AND HIS RHYTHM BOYS
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Hailing from Prince Edward Island on Canada’s east coast, the multi-award-winning Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys serve up old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar. If ever someone was deserving of the nickname ‘Crazy Legs’, it is Gordie MacKeeman. His thrilling dance style, while simultaneously playing the violin, mixes with great close-harmony bluegrass vocals, Peter Cann’s blistering guitar solos, and the lively multi-instrumental talents of Thomas Webb and Jason Burbine. Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys are an international sensation causing standing ovations wherever they go.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
31/03/2017 LIVE MUSIC - RED BUTLER
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Dynamic rock/blues band Red Butler is fast making a name for itself across Britain and Europe. Audiences instantly tap into the fire and passion generated by the young band from Brighton. With the release of the bands lovingly crafted second album, “Nothing To Lose” produced at Superfly Studios by Wayne Proctor which follows the success of Red Butler’s debut release, “Freedom Bound” in summer 2014. Their music represents a dynamic band in transition and will hopefully please their supporters, new fans and the music media. The ‘Nothing to Lose’ tour extends from October-December showcasing the new album and the extended line-up. Initial gigs have thrilled audiences as the band unleashes its energy with control and power at every gig.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
31/03/2017 BRENDAN COLE - ALL NIGHT LONG
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

A brand new show for 2017, Brendan Cole hosts another spectacular production featuring his guest dancers, singers and 14-piece band live on stage. Stunning lighting, amazing special effects and superb choreography complete this fantastic new performance.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
31/03/2017 THE THING THAT CAME FROM OVER THERE
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Inspired by the horror movies of the 1950s, this fast-paced rollicking ride mixes paranoia, suspense and hilariously gruesome deaths. It’s 1912, and as Scott and Amundsen begin their race across Antarctica, the hapless explorer, Captain Reginald Cranston, has accidentally landed on the wrong side of the continent. As Cranston and his motley band set up base camp, a meteor crashes nearby. Deciding to investigate, they set out towards the crash site - unaware of the danger that awaits not just them, but the whole of planet Earth.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
31/03/2017 VESSEL
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Acrojou present a preview of their new show, Vessel. Adrift between life and death... This preview performance tells the story of one man’s battle with the meaning of life, impermanence, and the weather, told with visual comedy, poetic imagery and athletic physicality. Acrojou are an independent, artist-led company. Their mission is to create ambitious physical performance with integrity: work addressing the human condition that is both accessible and challenging.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
31/03/2017 JONGLEURS COMEDY CLUB
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Join us once a month for some raucous and side-splittingly funny nights out. Three comedians and a compère slickly prove that laughter is always the best medicine in our monthly Jongleurs! This ever popular end-of-the-week-treat is sure to provide mirthful merriment aplenty. The line-up is always kept under wraps until the week of the show but Jongleurs guarantee the finest new faces on the circuit. See them here first - you never know who will end up being the next big thing.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
31/03/2017 ALL AT SEA
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

A storm in a tea up, the cloud that we all carry, a boat-sized piece of one man’s inner ocean... All at Sea is a theatrical installation set in a boat, which rows gently through the tides of the world around us. In limbo between life and death, a lone boatman traverses a vast ocean of memories and past hopes, accompanied by his own personal storm.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
31/03/2017 to 01/04/2017 PIANIST TIM VALENTINE AT THE MILL, SONNING
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Come and be blown away by international pianist Tim Valentine as he treats visitors to our Waterwheel Bar to an evening of beautiful music on Friday and Saturday nights. Unable to read music, Tim plays the piano ‘by ear’ and is loved and appreciated by a wide range of people, both young and old. Tim lives locally and is well worth seeing whether you are visiting The Mill for a show or just for fun. He takes requests on the spot and provides the perfect background sound for a wonderful evening of eating and drinking with friends and family in the bar.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
31/03/2017 COUNT ARTHUR STRONG - THE SOUND OF MUCUS
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don’t miss this amazing event.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
31/03/2017 FRIGG (FINLAND)
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Frigg, a leading act on the Nordic scene, have dazzled Celtic Connections, The Scots Fiddle Festival, Fiddles On Fire and Cambridge Folk Festival – this international fiddle septet are back for more! There’s a steadily growing appreciation of their blistering Nordgrass, a mix of Nordic folk and American bluegrass. Energy, fun, humour and interaction are Frigg’s most important virtues on any gig. Scandomusic as good as it gets!
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
01/04/2017 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   Event Web Site
01/04/2017 to 02/04/2017 NARROWBOAT CRUISES FROM NEWBURY WHARF

Jubilee is a traditional narrowboat purpose built for carrying passengers. It has seating for up to 29 passengers. Jubilee is crewed by volunteers of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. A licensed bar, refreshments and a toilet are available on board.
The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS
MORE INFO: Trip Ticket Enquiries 01380 721279 or 07716 460562   office.manager@katrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Markets
01/04/2017 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET (WINDSOR)

Established in the great foodie centre in the lower end of town alongside local specialist food shops attracting a strong local following. Around 20 stalls offering a good choice of locally produced poultry, bacon and sausages, pork, lamb and beef. Also buffalo meat products, quality meat and fruit pies, seasonal fruit and veg, cheeses, cakes, breads and preserves, ales, speciality products and plants. Public parking 1 minute's walk away behind East Berks College.
St Leonard’s Road between East Berks College and Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor SL4 3BL
MORE INFO: Chris Best 07787 527248   bestchrisj@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
01/04/2017 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   Event Web Site
01/04/2017 READING MUSEUM GALLERY TOUR
 READING MUSEUM

Join one of our trained volunteers for an introductory tour to the galleries. Our volunteers begin the tour with an update on the Abbey Quarter project; find out about the exciting plans to transform Reading’s Abbey precinct into a unique historical and cultural destination. This will be followed by a fascinating insight into some of the objects the Museum has on display. Each guide offers a different tour and will pick out other items that fascinate them, like the man beheaded for supporting the king, the links between the Museum and the Palmer family or what was held in the huge Roman pot.
Reading Museum and Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Music
01/04/2017 SPRING CONCERT IN AID OF MY CANCER MY CHOICES

A concert by 100-person community choir the New Egham Singers. The varied programme includes pop, folk, classical, show tunes and more. The concert will raise funds for Berkshire charity My Cancer My Choices which is dedicated to providing complementary therapies free of charge to patients in recognition of both the physical and emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis. The concert starts at 7.30 pm. To reserve tickets see contact details below.
Rose Theatre, St Mary's School Ascot, St Mary's Road, Ascot SL5 9J
MORE INFO: Box Office 07884 331195   nesboxoffice@gmail.com   Event Web Site
01/04/2017 READING HAYDN CHOIR SPRING CONCERT - CHILCOTT/BRUCKNER

Please come and join us - we’ll be singing choral works by Bruckner and Chilcott accompanied by Chaconne Brass, one of Britain’s most versatile brass ensembles. Bruckner Motets - Bruckner has composed some of the finest liturgical music of the last two centuries. The five motets included in this concert derive from the latter part of his career (1861-1885). Some we’ll be singing acapella, with some accompanied by organ and brass instruments played by members of the Chaconne Brass ensemble. Chilcott’s St John Passion - This setting of St John’s Passion is by Bob Chilcott, one of the world’s most popular active choral composers. First performed by Wells Cathedral Choir in 2013, the work combines 13th and 17th-century English poetry with texts from the King James Bible. Singing with professional soloists, we’ll be accompanied by Chaconne Brass and organ.
St Joseph's College, Upper redlands Road, RG1 5JT
MORE INFO: Christopher Lock 07557 900 210   lock.chris1@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
01/04/2017 REMIX VOICES - A MUSICAL YEAR
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Remix Voices contemporary mixed choirs from Reading, Guildford and Woking, are delighted to be singing at Reading Concert Hall again at their fourth concert in this fabulous venue. Their concert will take you through the seasons of the year with popular songs from the 60’s to the present day including wonderful numbers.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
01/04/2017 LET'S TWIST AGAIN
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Now in its sixth year with new songs for 2017! A full company delivers a show that combines great music, fun and laughter with the hits of Elvis, Dusty, Lulu, The Beatles, Sandie Shaw, The Drifters, Franki Valli, Cilla and more, to ensure a brilliant night out is had by all! Join us for an evening of fabulous songs from a magical Rock ‘n’ Roll era, you’ll be ready to Twist Again!
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
01/04/2017 SOMEWHERE IN TIME - IAN WAITE AND NATALIE LOWE
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Ian and Natalie will deliver a night you will remember forever… Strictly Come Dancing favourite couple are back with a bang after their first successful UK Tour. Ian and Natalie have developed a whole new show with newly choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances. New music developed to accompany these dances and give you a feel good factor with pure romance. The dance showcase spectacular will give full on entertainment with a romantic feel and will transport you away to a place of wonderful moments, with lots of laughs and stories along the way.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
01/04/2017 NEW MUSIC SHOWCASE
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Direct from a hit season in London’s West End, the world-class illusionists that make up the Champions Of Magic team return for a spectacular night of mystery that’ll keep you guessing for a long time to come. With over 20 million online views between them, and sold out shows on their 2014, 2015 and 2016 tours, the cast includes international award winners presenting incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions. Witness the impossible, including disappearances, teleportation and a heart stopping finale that sees one performer walk through the spinning steel blades of a giant industrial fan, all presented with lighting and pyrotechnics to rival the biggest arena productions.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
01/04/2017 BILAL ZAFAR - CAKES
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee '16 and New Act of the Year award winner Bilal Zafar brings us his highly anticipated debut show, Cakes. Join Bilal as he takes you on a fascinating and hilarious journey of how his Twitter handle, @zafarcakes, became a focal point for the misguided rage of the global far right when it was mistaken for the account of a Muslim-only bakery.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
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01/04/2017 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   Event Web Site
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01/04/2017 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS MARKET (READING)

At a farmers' market you will find quality, fresh produce at a fair price. The goods are sold to you directly by the people who produce them and everything comes from within a 30 mile radius of Reading. All food is produced locally and is as fresh as it can possibly be - it has not been transported around the country for processing. At this market expect to find :- Dews Meadow Farm - award-winning pork produce and delicious hot breakfast rolls! Eadles - quality pork, beef and poultry. Brookleas Fish Farm are having a well deserved holiday back next market. Bloomfield Hatch - freshly laid eggs. D & B Cox - their poultry, ducks, game, lamb & venison, along with home-made pies & cooked meats. Old Farmhouse Bakery - wonderful array of award-winning breads and baked goods. Pagets Veg - amazing range of seasonal veg, as nature intended! Goulds Cheese back next market. Wildflour Bakery - delicious bakery goods, cakes and seasonal baked goods. Chocolates by T are on holiday back next market. Q Gardens - Will be here with freshly picked strawberries and possibly more. Christmas Common Conserves - Onion Marmalade and a must try Seville Orange and Whisky Marmalade. Anilas Sauces - a Great range of Indian inspired sauces to brighten any meal. 8.30am - 12noon.
The Cattle Market, Great Knollys Street, Reading RG1 7HD
MORE INFO: John Rawlinson 07971 991313   john.rawlinson@ntlworld.com   Event Web Site
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01/04/2017 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: 01635 578090   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
01/04/2017 ROYALS v LEEDS UNITED - SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Now it’s getting serious for Reading FC. The Royals have exceeded expectations this season by being in the top six since October, and it’s only recently that manager Jaap Stam, who originally said a top ten finish in his first season would be a decent outcome, has started talking of at least a play-off finish. There are eight games remaining, and this is arguably the toughest of them, a rejuvinated Leeds side under Gary Monk. Royals have a score to settle, because Leeds - and Monk - openly scoffed at Reading for their style of play after a 2-0 success for United earlier in the season. It was one of many games where Royals dominated the ball but couldn’t score, and in his dismissal of the Royals, manager Monk glossed over the fact the Leeds’ first goal resulted from a lucky break of the ball and the second from an absurd penalty decision. This one will not be for the faint-hearted!
Madejski Stadium, Nr M4 J11, Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: RFC Ticket Office 0118 968 1313   ticketing@readingfc.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
02/04/2017 ULTIMATE ELTON AND THE ROCKET BAND
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Rapidly established as the foremost Elton John tribute act in Europe, Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band presents an uncannily accurate reproduction of the live shows of one of pop music’s most successful and best-loved artists. After being voted the No 1 Elton John Tribute in the UK in the National Tribute Awards. Paul Bacon perform the best of Elton John in his show Ultimate Elton and The Rocket Band.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
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02/04/2017 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET (NEWBURY)

Newbury Farmers' Market runs twice a month on the first and third Sunday. Originally set up by the Council to give local farmers and producers an opportunity to sell their produce direct to the public, most will have been grown or processed within 30 miles of West Berkshire. The Farmers' Market supports the local economy, providing healthy fresh food and reducing food miles - the distance food has travelled from where it is produced. In addition, the market provides an opportunity to find out more about issues such as Genetically Modified foods, land management and organic farming.
Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: John Rawlinson 07971 991313   john.rawlinson@ntlworld.com   Event Web Site
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02/04/2017 ROYAL BERKSHIRE MEDICAL HERITAGE CENTRE

Museum showing changes in medicine that have taken place in the past 150 years. Also history of Royal Berkshire Hospital. Displays cover a wide range of areas including surgery , anaesthesia, nursing, blood letting (see live leeches) and wartime medicine.
Level 4, Main Entrance, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading RG1 5AN
MORE INFO: Museum Curator 0118 954 9371   Josephine.Cutts@royalberkshire.nhs.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
02/04/2017 SPRING FAMILY RACEDAY AT ASCOT

Free for children under 18-years-old and boasting a full day of exciting jump racing alongside a range of family fun.
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Box Office 0870 727 1234   enquiries@ascot.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
03/04/2017 MILTON JONES IS NEARLY OUT THERE - WORK IN PROGRESS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Milton Jones is back on the road with another tour. But unfortunately it isn’t quite ready yet. Don’t panic though he’s a professional, it’s the guy with the loud shirts and messed up hair from Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and multiple series on Radio 4. An evening in the company of an idiot. Or is he? Yes he is. Only come if you like jokes though. If not you’ll be cross.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
03/04/2017 to 21/04/2017 ROYALS EASTER SOCCER SCHOOLS

Reading FC Community Trust are once again hosting Soccer Schools around the local area to help keep kids engaged during February half term! It’s all the more important to stay active during the winter period so why not book your kids onto our soccerschools! Run by the Reading FC Community Trust, with our FA-qualified coaches leading the way, it’s a great way for boys and girls of all levels of ability to stay active and make new friends whilst playing footy ‘the Reading way’! As well as our usual Soccer Schools, we’re also offering girls-only and goalkeepers sessions. All sessions are suitable for children aged between 6 and 14. Plus we’ve also got a load of dates in the diary for the Easter Holidays too! The venues for Soccer Schools are: The Dome at Madejski Stadium; Goals Centre (Woodley); Henwick Playing Fields (Thatcham); Twyford Comets FC (Twyford); Piggott School (Wargrave); Palmer Park (Reading).
Various in Reading area - see weblink below
MORE INFO: Community Trust Team 0118 968 1480   soccerschools@readingfc.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
04/04/2017 to 08/04/2017 DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS - THE MUSICAL
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Based on the Hollywood hit film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, and directed by the legendary Frank Oz, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels recently became the West End’s favourite comedy musical. From the team that brought you Sister Act and Oliver!, SWMTC presents this highly entertaining amateur production to Theatre Royal Windsor. Two conmen, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Rivieracollide in this local amateur production.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
05/04/2017 YAMATO, DRUMMERS OF JAPAN - THE CHALLENGERS
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Following their hugely successful tour in 2015, the Yamato drummers are back in the UK by popular demand. Their acclaimed performances of Japanese Taiko drumming and music have captivated audiences of over 6 million people in 53 countries across the globe. In a brand new show, the drummers challenge and push themselves to their absolute limits. Yamato will leave audiences exhilarated by this visually spectacular, high-energy and explosive show.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
05/04/2017 READING FC FORMER PLAYERS' ASSOCIATION TALK WITH CURRENT ROYALS

After many successful events with former managers and players, the Reading FC Former Players' Association are excited to welcome two current players who will talk at the Tilehurst Royal British Legion on Wednesday, 5 April 2017. Book now for a unique chance to meet Chris Gunter and John Swift - two key players from Jaap Stam's promotion chasing squad. Chris and John have featured in the vast majority of games this season as Reading have climbed the table, hoping to secure a play-off position. Chris Gunter is in his fifth season with the Royals and has already made over 200 appearances for the club after signing from Nottingham Forest. As well as Premier League experience with Reading, Chris has had huge success on the international stage with Wales, playing a big part in their run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals. John Swift has represented England at all levels from under 16 to under 21 before arriving at Reading last summer from Chelsea. He made an immediate impact at the Madejski Stadium, scoring on his debut as the Royals opened the season with 1-0 win over Preston. John has already made 30 Reading appearances, scoring 8 goals. The evening will be hosted by former Reading FC player, and Welsh international, BBC Berkshire's Ady Williams. The two players will need little introduction as Ady kicks off the evening, before fans get an insight into life at Reading Football Club under the management of Jaap Stam. After a break for food, a question and answer session between the players and the audience will get underway.
Tilehurst Royal British Legion, Downing Rd, Reading RG31 5BB
MORE INFO: 07768 904338   david@readingfcformerplayers.co.uk   Event Web Site