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05/09/2017 to 06/01/2018 EARLIEST EUROPEANS - HOW DID OUR ANCESTORS SURVIVE?
 READING MUSEUM

This display curated by Dr Rob Hosfield of the University of Reading’s Archaeology Department and Dr James Cole of the University of Brighton’s School of Environment & Technology will introduce our earliest ancestors and show how they survived in ‘Ice Age’ Europe. It will include casts of skulls, tools, and video footage reconstructing how those tools might have been used. Linked to a wider project on the earliest humans and the climatic challenges they faced, run by Dr Hosfield and Dr Cole and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Look out for the related talk and flintknapping activity!
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
28/09/2017 to 21/10/2017 LOOT - BY JOE ORTON
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Uproarious slapstick meets dubious morals as two young friends stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in an occupied coffin, attempting to hide their spoils from the attentions of a psychopathic policeman, a gold-digging nurse and a grieving widower. A darkly comic masterpiece, Joe Orton’s classic farce Loot shocked and delighted audiences in equal measure when the play premiered five decades ago, winning the Evening Standard Best Play award.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044   boxoffice@watermill.org.uk   Event Web Site
28/09/2017 to 18/11/2017 PERFECT WEDDING
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Imagine... A bridegroom wakes in the bridal suite on his wedding morning, with his bride-to-be about to arrive at any moment, and finds beside him – a naked girl. What’s more, an extremely attractive naked girl whom, in the depths of his post stag night hangover, he can’t remotely remember having been introduced to. Imagine also that during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed, the bride arrives and the girl is trapped in the bathroom. Imagine further that the only way out of the dilemma is to persuade the best man to pretend that the hidden girl is his girlfriend but that his real girlfriend is to be kept ignorant of the fact! By the time the bride’s parents and half the hotel staff get in on the act the chaos reaches nuclear proportions. This hilarious play moves at the speed of light with a riot a minute that will leave you aching with laughter.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
01/10/2017 to 02/11/2017 BASILDON PARK HOUSE DRESSED FOR DINNER AT 8 - AS IT USED TO BE

You are invited to experience the house dressed ready for one of Lord and Lady Iliffe's infamous dinner parties. Go on a house tour at 11am or 11:30am or wander round for yourself from 12pm. The curtains have been drawn, the crystal chandeliers are sparkling and the table is set ready for guests to arrive. The Octagon room, Dining room and other grand rooms of the house will be dressed as you've never seen them before. Lord and Lady Iliffe were famous for the weekend parties they laid on, including the decadent dinner parties that went with them. Now, you too have the opportunity to experience the glamour and opulence of a country house evening party.
Basildon Park Lower Basildon Reading RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: The Administrator 0118 984 3040   http://reading-guide.co.uk/photos/Dinner8.jpg   Event Web Site
Local Information :
01/10/2017 to 31/01/2018 CHILDREN'S TUDOR ANIMAL TRAIL AT THE VYNE
 THE VYNE (NATIONAL TRUST)

Deer, horses and falcons are just some of the creatures you may have seen at The Vyne in 1535. See if you can spot the animals that played an important part in Tudor life. Pick up your trail from Visitor Reception and keep an eye out for animals scattered across The Vyne. Normal admission applies. Booking Not Needed. Children are most welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01256 883858   thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
02/10/2017 to 31/01/2018 TUDOR SECRETS AT THE VYNE - SELF-GUIDED TOUR
 THE VYNE (NATIONAL TRUST)

At the site visited by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535, pick up your self-guided tour at Visitor Reception and uncover hidden secrets contained in The Vyne's surviving Tudor features.
The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01256 883858   thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
02/10/2017 to 30/11/2017 THE STATUE TRAIL AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

Cliveden has an extensive and important statue collection on display around the estate. This trail is a self-led walk offering you the chance to learn the history behind how these statues have ended up at Cliveden.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0JA
MORE INFO: Sian Burgess 01628 605069   cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
12/10/2017 to 21/10/2017 PROGRESS THEATRE - HAMLET
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

William Shakespeare’s most famous play is given a new twist on the Progress stage. In a world which parallels our own, Hamlet mourns the loss of her royal father whilst her uncle seizes the throne and takes her newly-widowed mother as his Queen. An encounter with her father’s ghost drives Hamlet to agonies of despair and the edge of madness. Should she suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune? Or take arms against a sea of troubles?
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2169   enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
17/10/2017 to 20/10/2017 SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival. Join us for an exhilarating evening of theatre, with a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools. In the celebratory finale of their Festival journey, students from local primary, secondary and special schools will unite for thrilling performance evenings.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
17/10/2017 to 21/10/2017 RELATIVE VALUES
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Cultures collide in Noël Coward’s sophisticated three act comedy! An English Earl plans to marry an American actress, to the great dismay of his well-to-do family. His mother, the Countess, plots to shatter the engagement and retain the status quo. Matters soon become complicated when the family maid unexpectedly threatens to resign following the happy couple’s arrival and the actress’s former flame drunkenly crashes the affair.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
18/10/2017 to 19/10/2017 TODDLER DAYS AT THE LOOKOUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

Toddlers are always welcome at The Look Out, but on our Toddler Days we have extra activities for children under 5 years old. Come and enjoy our fun crafts, story-telling sessions and face/hand painting. Prizes for children who come in fancy dress to match the woodland animals theme!
The Look Out Discovery Centre, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW
MORE INFO: Lookout Events Organiser 01344 354400   customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
18/10/2017 to 21/10/2017 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

When her wealthy step-son – urged on by his money-grabbing wife - cheats them of their fortune, Mrs Henry Dashwood and her three daughters; Elinor, Marianne and Margaret are left penniless. They are forced to leave the comforts of Norland Park, their family home and rely upon the charity of a distant relative Sir John Middleton and relocate to chilly Barton Cottage. When John Willoughby, a handsome stranger, arrives at the cottage with a rain drenched Marianne in his arms, the sisters think that their fortunes are changed forever. Eminently sensible Elinor pines privately for quiet, kind-hearted Edward Ferrars, while the impulsive Marianne loses herself in the idea of her hero on horseback. Young Margaret however, would just prefer crabs to men anyday!
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
19/10/2017 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   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
19/10/2017 STEWART LEE - CONTENT PROVIDER
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
19/10/2017 PAUL ZERVAS AND KATHRYN PEPPER
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Zervas and Pepper are a 6-piece band centred around songwriters Paul Zervas and Kathryn Pepper. Hailed by taste makers for their Exquisitely harmonised, blissed out folk rock by MOJO magazine. The band has been back in the studio creating their follow up album to critically acclaimed albums Lifebringer (2013) and Abstract Heart (2015).
Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
19/10/2017 CATHERINE IRETON - FOR ALL THE FIRES NOT YET LIT
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Claire Lyons’ fiancé doesn’t think she should make a speech at the wedding reception, neither does her mother. And yesterday, she stayed swimming in the slow lane, despite her legs wanting to push her faster. And so it is that a morning outing to get a coffee turns into a quest for Claire to locate her brave bone, surprising herself and others. Over the next 24 hours Claire goes on a protest, makes friends with a shoplifter, ends up in a prison cell and wakes with a very different view of what is and isn’t possible.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
19/10/2017 TO HELEN BACK
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Analysing sickness, health and what it really means to recover, Helen Seymour admits you into a surreal hospital to create a funny, unique and powerful theatrical experience.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
19/10/2017 KATHERINE RYAN'S GLITTER ROOM
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Star of Live at the Apollo, Would I Lie to You?, A League of Their Own, The Jonathan Ross Show and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Katherine Ryan is a writer, performer and stand-up comedian who's dominating the UK television and live comedy scenes. The razor sharp and hilariously funny Canadian returns to the stage with this new highly anticipated show, hot on the heels of two sell-out nationwide tours of Kathbum.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
19/10/2017 WILD LIFE
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

A comedy horror from the masters of visual theatre – Ding Foundation. The story of an ordinary woman's journey to an extraordinary dimension. From behind the walls of her flat, something is emerging. A feeling. A sound. Definitely, something’s there – maybe a plant or a creature? Compelled to investigate, she is drawn into a surreal world of transformations to discover what or who lies beneath. Using puppets, music and physical performance, Wild Life is a feast for the senses and the mind,
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
Leisure : Dance
20/10/2017 MAIDENHEAD 30s to 60s PARTY FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES

These parties are THE place for 30s to 60s to dance, romance, meet new people and make new friends. From 8.30pm till 1am Top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from '80s to date. These parties are popular so it's a good idea to pre-book via website below. Gents collared shirt required. No trainers, T shirts, jumpers, etc. Right of admission reserved.
Bird Hills Golf Club, Drift Rd, Hawthorn Hill (A330), nr Maidenhead, SL6 3ST
MORE INFO: Gill or Brian 0800 3134441   info@dance-parties.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
20/10/2017 THE HIUNTING OF THE SNARK
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

All aboard! The ship is departing! All children, animals and silly people welcome! The impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature is brought magically to life in this sparkling musical comedy adventure for 4 to 94 year olds. Enter the imaginative world of Alice in Wonderland creator, Lewis Carroll, in this brand new, highly original, ultra-modern adaptation inspired by his much loved classic poem. Fresh from London’s West End, this show features five high-energy actors, life-like puppets, fantastical characters, and lashings of daft humour.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Bahareh Ghazinoori 0117 927 9423   admin@josarsby.com   Event Web Site
20/10/2017 LIVE MUSIC - MARTIN SIMPSONBR> ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY
The intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength - every gig is a masterclass. He travels the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing. 40 years later and Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
20/10/2017 ELLIE TAYLOR - THIS GUY
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Following a sell-out Edinburgh Festival season and 2016 tour, Ellie presents an unmissable new stand-up show discussing whether or not she should breed. Ellie has starred on BBC1's Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats and BBC Radio 4's The Now Show presents.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
20/10/2017 to 21/10/2017 THRILLER - LIVE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Direct from London’s West End, where it is now in its record breaking 9th year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Seen by over four million people in over 30 countries, Thriller Live continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history. You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to Jackson’s incredible live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion, this is a show that you will never forget.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
20/10/2017 JIM MULLEN - JAZZ GUITAR
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Winner of multiple British Jazz Awards Jim is known internationally for his great swinging, soulful style. He was also one half of the pioneering jazz funk band Morrissey-Mullen. He is supported by one of Ronnie Scott's favourite rhythm sections: Robin Aspland (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
20/10/2017 BLAIR DUNLOP WITH BROOKE SHARKEY
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

One of folk's most talented young storytellers, Blair Dunlop is back. Showcasing songs from brand new album 4 Walls, (not released until early 2018) you can hear this exciting material for the first time live on stage, in what is sure to be a great evening of adventurous music. Building on the success of his previous three albums, increasing airplay on BBC Radio 2 and a BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, Blair's song writing and innovative approach to traditional music is going from strength to strength. He is joined by special guest Brooke Sharkey, whose distinctive and beguiling vocal style earned her a place in The Guardian's Future 50.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
21/10/2017 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
21/10/2017 to 29/10/2017 THE FIRE AND LIGHT SHOW AT THE LOOKOUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

This live science show is full of fantastic demonstrations to FIRE your imagination! Watch us create light, and see the amazing tornado of fire! There is no need to pre-book tickets for the shows; tickets can be purchased from reception on the day. Suitable for children age 5+. Show times are at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3.15pm, subject to minimum numbers. Shows run at weekends and Bracknell school holidays.
The Look Out Discovery Centre, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01344 354400   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 to 29/10/2017 HALF-TERM ACTIVITIES AT THE MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE
 MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE

Visit the new galleries during your holidays and discover the exciting new displays and interactive games. Try out our new trails in the galleries, including the Rat Trail. Get your hands on real museum objects with our Object Handling volunteers (Weds, Sat & Sun 1-3pm). Discover the Shepherd’s Hut in the garden, full of beautiful knitted decorations and animals to play with, all created by the Mewes Knitters. Play with our new games and toys, including a fabulous model farm in the welcome area. Book to take part in our 3-day Art & Heritage Arts Award workshop, run by jelly.
6 Redlands Rd, Reading RG1 5EX
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 0118 378 8660   merlevents@reading.ac.uk   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 to 22/10/2017 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 : Museums
21/10/2017 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
21/10/2017 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   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
21/10/2017 RAY MEARS - BORN TO GO WILD
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Recognised worldwide as an authority on bushcraft and survival, Ray acquired his unique skills through his work in some of the world's most uninhabitable and harshest environments. From a very young age Ray discovered the joys of exploring the Wilderness, the most intact, undisturbed wild natural areas left on our planet. His fascination with this environment that has not been modified by civilized human activity, has greatly shaped his life.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 AFRICAN NIGHT FEVER - HABIB KOITE AND BAMADA PLUS SURA SUSSO
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

One of Africa’s most respected guitarists Habib Koite gives his first UK performances in a decade joined by his band Bamada. His music is rooted in Malian and West African rhythms and melodies, while embracing a variety of musical styles including blues, flamenco and Afro-Cuban. Habib’s cadenced vocals come in eight languages from Bambara and Mandinka, to French and Spanish. Coming from a line of griots, West African troubadours, Habib made music from a young age, honing his craft on the streets of Bamako. Later, after studying classical guitar, he developed his signature style, tuning to the pentatonic scale and playing on open strings while adopting a method of fingerpicking reminiscent of the kora.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 WHOLE LOTTA LED
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

On 19th November 1971 Led Zeppelin released what was to become one of the greatest albums of all time - Led Zeppelin IV. Over the next few months Whole Lotta Led will be performing a few of their special Led Zeppelin IV shows to celebrate this incredible album. Led Zeppelin IV is unquestionably one of the greatest albums of all time, containing an astonishing range of musical styles, from the dirty blues of 'When The Levee Breaks', to the sublime 'Going To California' and not forgetting the all time classic 'Stairway To Heaven'. The first half of this special show will consist of a selection of songs from Led Zeppelin's vast back catalogue. The second half features the whole of Led Zeppelin IV played in the same sequence as the original LP.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 BOB DRURY - VIVA NEIL DIAMOND
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Bob Drury's highly acclaimed one-man show returns with all the hits. Expect Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, I'm a Believer, Red Red Wine, Sweet Caroline and some lesser known songs that will become your favourites by the end of the evening.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 CHOLSEY SILVER BAND BENEFIT CONCERT
 WALLINGFORD CORN EXCHANGE

Cholsey Silver Band present a concert at St. Mary-Le-More Church in aid of the Corn Exchange Wallingford refurbishment. Conducted by Peter Church, the band will play a varied programme including Oh Listen To The Band, Alfie, Is This The Way To Amarillo, All That Joy, Come Fly With Me, Benedictus, Slaidburn, Mack The Knife and many more.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Wallingford OX10 0EG
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 651127   Info@cornexchange.org.uk   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 BANDORAMA - LITTLE RED, OCEAN RUINS AND JONATHAN AMPHLETT
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

LITTLE RED - A critically-acclaimed Indie-Folk outfit about to release their second album. Championed by BBC Radio, Nightshift Magazine and signed to All Will Be Well Records. OCEAN RUINS - a melodic trio, with fierce vocals and 90's alt rock inspired guitars, their style has been likened to bands such as The Pixies, Wolf Alice, Yeah Yeah Yeahs & early PJ Harvey. In 2015 the Berkshire band released their debut EP titled 'Hope' which found favour with BBC Introducing and they signed to Oxford indie label 'All Will Be Well Records' in January 2016. JONATHAN AMPHLETT - has been part of many successful Reading bands, including Johnny Arrow and The Cheap Day Returns, Sleep Room and Kicking Television and has supported the likes of Mark Morriss of the Bluetones, critically acclaimed band Everything Everything and Guardian favourites, Tuff Love. He is now taking the whole blame for everything that he does as he strikes out on his own.
Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 986 6788   info@risingsun-artscentre.co.uk   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 JEREMY HARDY
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Jeremy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 33 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 33 years to go. In 2014, the tenth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation was broadcast on Radio 4. He is also well known for his appearances on The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Indeed, Alan Bennett recently said he likes him but he’s only on the radio.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
21/10/2017 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
Local Information :
21/10/2017 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS MARKET (READING)

Reading Farmers’ Market is a friendly, twice-a-month event, showcasing fantastic local food and drink. Many of our traders and customers have been attending the market since it started in 1999 and there is a strong community feel. Everything is sold direct from our local farmers, bakers, conservers and brewers, have a chat and discover the story behind the produce! The market is held undercover, in the auction house at the Cattle Market. There is cheap parking (on street, or in the Cattle Market car park next door - 50p for 1hr, £2.60 for 2 hrs) and it’s a short walk to town. The producers below typically attend the market, but attendance does vary, due to seasonality of produce. Sign up to our weekly newsletter, or follow our Facebook or Twitter pages, for regular updates on who will be attending.
The Cattle Market, Great Knollys Street, Reading RG1 7HD
MORE INFO: Kathryn McCann 07956 426821   kathryn@katcreative.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
21/10/2017 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
Local Information :
21/10/2017 WALLINGFORD HISTORIC GUIDED WALKS

By popular demand, you can now join a Guided Historic Town Walk on any Saturday morning, from mid-April 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 until 30 Sept.
Wallingford Town Hall OX10 0EG
MORE INFO: Philip Burton 01491 836200   pburton6@talktalk.net   Event Web Site
Pubs : Entertainment
21/10/2017 ALL JAZZ QUARTET AT THE JOLLY ANGLERS

All Jazz Quartet performing a range of classic jazz, swing, singalong and latin, featuring Rima on sax, Helen on vocals and piano, David on bass and Kate on drums.
The Jolly Anglers, 314 - 316 Kennetside, Reading RG1 3EA
MORE INFO: Helen Moore 07788 861992   helenmoore8@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
21/10/2017 QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY AT ASCOT

QIPCO British Champions Day, now in its seventh year, is the finale of the European Flat racing season. It's the richest raceday in the British calendar and the chance to see the World's finest horses and jockeys battle it out for their slice of history. As the culmination of the QIPCO British Champions Series, this raceday features the end-of-season championship races for Ten-furlong horses (The Champion Stakes), Milers (The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes), Sprinters (six furlongs), Long distance horses (two miles) and Fillies and Mares (one mile and four furlongs).
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Box Office 0870 727 1234   enquiries@ascot.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
22/10/2017 ELVIS ONE MORE TIME
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Join Charles Stone, Elvis’ Tour Producer from 1970-1977, and highly endorsed UK Elvis Tribute, Gary Jay, for a unique tribute to The King! Backed by a fantastic live band, Jay’s charismatic performance reproduces a ‘live’ Vegas concert with awesome accuracy.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
22/10/2017 ELLA FITZGERALD CENTENARY CELEBRATION CONCERT
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Olivier Award nominated singer Alison Jiear and the London Concert Orchestra Show Band celebrate the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song. Featuring a back catalogue of timeless hits including Get Happy, At Last, The Very Thought of You and Don't Mean a Thing. So get ready to sing along and join us for a night of unforgettable hits and music made famous by the Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald herself.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
22/10/2017 JOHN CHALLIS - ONLY FOOLS AND BOYCIE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show, the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, and friends and fellow performers including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV hits.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
22/10/2017 ACOUSTIC CAFÉ
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Enjoy a musical afternoon at our Acoustic Café, featuring great local talent. Treat yourself to a delicious lunch from the Corn Exchange Kitchen and support the talent in and around Newbury.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
22/10/2017 MUSIC NIGHT AT THE MILL - THE EAST COAST BOYS
 THE MILL AT SONNING

The Eastcoast Boys are coming to Sonning! This great feel-good show features four phenomenal singers and a fantastic live band recreating the iconic sound of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Songs include Sherry, Grease is the Word, Bye, Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye). Working my way back to you, December 1963 (Oh What a Night) Plus many more. If you enjoyed the Jersey Boys, you'll LOVE this show!
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye, Reading RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   boxoffice@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
23/10/2017 LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

The Concert Hall continues its regular series of lunchtime recitals by local and internationally renowned organists. Recitals begin at 1pm and last for approx 50mins.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
23/10/2017 SQUEEZE WITH 9 BELOW ZERO - JOIN THE DOTS TOUR
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

As well as a vast catalogue including hits such as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’ and ‘Tempted’, they also have Cradle To The Grave to draw on, their first collection of new tracks since 1998. This album marked the complete and, frankly, triumphant reintegration of the masterful songwriting axis of Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, in a beautifully-observed series of fond vignettes about childhood, growing up and the absurdities of the ride through life we’re all on. The live band now features a six-piece line up with Chris and Glenn joined by Simon Hanson (drums), Lucy Shaw (bass), Stephen Large (keyboards) and Melvin Duffy (guitar and various instruments).
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Local Information :
23/10/2017 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
Sport : Football
23/10/2017 to 27/10/2017 ROYALS AUTUMN SOCCER SCHOOLS

We run our Soccer Schools throughout the local area, so take a look at our selection and find which one will be the best for your child to take part in! Anyone aged 6-14 can get involved in the days, which include fun sessions that aim to improve your football skills at the same time. Also, we have specific Girls Only sessions and Goalkeepers Only sessions so there is something for everyone!
Various in Reading area - see weblink below
MORE INFO: Community Trust Team 0118 968 1480   soccerschools@readingfc.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
24/10/2017 to 28/10/2017 PETER PAN
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

A local amateur production by Rare Productions, the team that brought Annie and Fame to Windsor! Sir James Barrie’s timeless tale of the boy who never grew up is reborn as a spectacular musical by Stiles & Drew and the late Willis Hall. The legend of Peter Pan has been delighting children for over 100 years and this faithful new version is an adventure perfect for the whole family. Featuring music and lyrics by the award-winning duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, we join Peter and the Darling family as they are whisked away to the famous land full of colourful characters including the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and, of course, the dastardly Captain Hook.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
24/10/2017 to 25/10/2017 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS - THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF AND OTHER FURRY TALES
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

The perplexing question of fairytales - what really happened between the wolf and his three porky friends? Why was Goldilocks wandering in the woods? How did the goats overcome a mighty troll - are explored and explained by the wonderful Theatre of Widdershins with the help of fun, laughter, some gorgeous puppets and a soundtrack that will stick in your head long after you've left the theatre.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
24/10/2017 FAIRPORT CONVENTION 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Enjoy an evening of musical celebration at this golden anniversary concert with winners of the coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967’s ‘Summer of Love’. To mark their 50th year, the band will play a selection of tracks from their new album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire. Come and celebrate with the fathers of folkrock!
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
24/10/2017 to 26/10/2017 HALF-TERM ARTS AND HERITAGE CLUB

A fun, creative half term club that will use the exhibitions in the museum as a starting point to explore different artistic techniques and processes. All children who come for two days or more will receive a Discover Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification, and will be presented with a certificate. If your child only attends for one day they are still eligible for the award but will have to do a little extra work at home. Every day the children will work with an artist to create different pieces of art and record their work in their sketchbooks. The sessions will help the children to explore the exhibits in the MERL and will encourage them to look at the museum in a completely different way.
Museum of Englaish Rural Life,
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 0118 378 8660   merl@reading.ac.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
25/10/2017 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
25/10/2017 WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY AT WALLINGFORD CASTLE MEADOWS

Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday. Come out and play and learn about your local wildlife! FREE thanks to Whittard, through TOE2, with funds raised by the 5p plastic bag charge.
Wallingford Castle Meadows, Cemetery Lane, Wallingford OX10 8DL
MORE INFO: 01865 407792   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days out
25/10/2017 THE BIG TREE CLIMBING COMPANY AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

Ever wondered what it is like to be high up in the tree tops' Now's your chance to explore a whole new side of the woodlands. As well as using ropes and harnesses to climb up into the trees, there'll be a zip wire and rope swing for you to play on, all under the watchful eye of our tree climbing experts, the Great Big Tree Climbing Company. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For children aged 6+.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead SL1 8NS
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01628 605069   enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
25/10/2017 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 : Theatre
25/10/2017 ROY CHUBBY BROWN
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Chubby doesn't hold back from sharing his outlandish views, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked! As politically incorrect as ever, this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian! If easily offended, please stay away!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
25/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 UNDER MILK WOOD
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Welcome to Llareggub. Home to blind Captain Cat who dreams of drowned sailors and lost love, Mog Edwards the draper secretly in love with sweet-shop owner Myfanwy Price, Mr Organ Morgan, musical enthusiast, and the reason his long suffering wife dreams of blissful silence, Polly Garter with her many babies and Reverend Eli Jenkins who watches over his flock. In his comic masterpiece, Dylan Thomas introduces us to new friends and invites us, for one day, to experience their everyday lives, thoughts and secret dreams.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044   boxoffice@watermill.org.uk   Event Web Site
25/10/2017 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - THIS WEEK, PIZZA FOR PIRATES
 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   Event Web Site
25/10/2017 to 26/10/2017 SHARK IN THE PARK
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

This fin-tastic family musical follows Timothy Pope (and his telescope!) on 3 exciting adventures. When Timothy Pope receives a brand new telescope for his birthday, boy is he excited to test it out at the park! But wait… is that really a shark he can see? Join Timothy and his Elvis loving Dad on their adventures, meeting lots of other fun characters along the way, not to mention a tap dancing seagull!
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
25/10/2017 to 28/10/2017 THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

When their father is wrongly imprisoned, Bobby, Phyllis and Peter are uprooted from their London home to a small house in the country. Although despondent on arrival, the children’s spirits quickly lifts and they start to embrace their new country life. When Bobby, Phyllis and Peter discover their village has its own railway station, that’s when the adventure really begins. First published in book form in 1906, it has since been adapted for television, film and stage, delighting audiences for over one hundred years. Follow the Railway Children’s journey this October half-term, in this timeless British Classic of childhood innocence and exhilaration.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0208 563 7725   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
25/10/2017 to 28/10/2017 SUE TOWNSEND - BAZAAR AND RUMMAGE
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Sue Townsend’s Bazaar and Rummage is a witty and poignant play of ordinary people striving to overcome obstacles in an effort to rejoin society. Three severely agoraphobic women leave their houses for the first time in years, and make it to a rummage sale helped by a controlling ex-agoraphobic social worker and a trainee. But, as the afternoon progresses, the distinction between the ‘helpers’ and the ‘anxious’ becomes less clear.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
26/10/2017 ANDY PARSONS - PEAK BULLSH*T
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it. It’s one of the things we do best. Or is it? Was it something we did best but like everything else has now gone West. Or South. Or East. Ah - go on. Take a risk. Put on your lucky pants and your party shoes – and get yourself on a night out. Or maybe come out dressed in a binbag, top hat and clogs. We could all use a laugh.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
26/10/2017 MAE MARTIN - DOPE
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

The award winning stand-up and star of BBC Radio Four’s Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality presents her debut UK tour. Mae Martin is comedy’s most naturally charismatic young storyteller, fresh from sell-out seasons in Australia, Edinburgh and London. In her new show Dope, she examines a lifetime of obsessions, fandom and addiction and shines a light on that one weird shrimp we all have in our brains that is happy to pursue short-term pleasure despite long-term consequences.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site