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Leisure : Museums
29/05/2018 to 12/01/2019 PATRONS AND DONORS - READING'S ART AND HOW IT GOT HERE

In 1885 crowd-sourcing existed in Reading: 5000 people contributed to the cost of having a portrait of biscuit magnate William Isaac Palmer painted for the town. And remarkably in the 1970s Reading commissioned a modern set of Civic silver with the support of dozens of local businesses. When Palmer went on to bequeath his personal collection of contemporary Victorian art, he started the impressive art collection at Reading Museum and set a precedent for later generations of gifts from Reading people. Today the museum remains unusual as its art collection continues to grow through the support of Reading Foundation for Art, grant-giving bodies and many individuals. See familiar favourites and unexpected treasures, some with curious stories attached.
Reading Museum, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Exhibition Enquiries 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
01/07/2018 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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Leisure : Arts
02/07/2018 to 25/08/2018 EXHIBITION AND SALE OF HANDMADE ORIGINAL PRINTS - AT THE RBH

A wide variety of printmaking techniques, both traditional and more contemporary, have been used in these HANDMADE ORIGINAL PRINTS by artist-printmakers belonging to PRINT AT THE PARK. The works are as varied as the interests of the artists themselves, both in style and subject matter, ranging from urban and rural landscapes, the human figure and other living creatures, plant life and more abstract compositions. Many have distinctly 'summery' qualities. There are over 40 works. Prices range from £45 to £150, remarkably low for work of such quality. The more that are sold; the more widespread the benefits: as 25% of all sale proceeds are contributed to the hospital's Voluntary Services.
Main Corridor, Level 2, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Craven Road, Reading RG1 5AN
Leisure : Days Out
10/07/2018 to 31/08/2018 CELEBRATE THE FEMININE - STATUE TRAIL AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

Explore a selection of Cliveden's world-renowned statuary collection, chosen exclusively by our onsite art curator. Femininity has a strong influence over Cliveden's sculpture collection. Discover which aspects of femininity they represent, and see how they relate to our Cliveden's women featured in 'Misrepresented''. Booking Not Needed. We do not recommend this event for children. Dogs on leads welcome.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0JA
MORE INFO: Sian Burgess 01628 605069   cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
21/07/2018 to 02/09/2018 SUPERHERO SHOW AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

Are you a superhero? Come and find out all about the science behind superpowers like invisibility and super strength! This entertaining and interactive live science show also has exciting demonstrations and experiments. Tickets for the show 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 Forest school holidays.
Look Out Discovery Centre, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW
MORE INFO: Event Bookings 01344 354400
  customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Exhibitions
22/07/2018 to 09/09/2018 MISSION MEGA MACHINE - AT MILESTONES MUSEUM

A fantastic science-based exhibition and family activity day out in the streets of Milestones. Come along and learn about inventions and innovations developed in Hampshire, such as the Spitfire and Taskers engines. Fun trail and hands-on activities for all ages as you explore the world of science from railways to rockets and take on the Mega Machine Mission…
Milestones Museum, Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke RG22 6PG
MORE INFO: Exhibition Organiser 01256 477766
  info@hants.gov.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
24/07/2018 to 02/09/2018 MAIDENHEAD SUMMER 'GOA' BEACH AT NORDEN FARM
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

The ever popular Maidenhead Beach is back – this year inspired by the laid back tropical paradise that is Goa.The Beach has been designed and handmade by Norden Farm with the help of the community. It’s free to play on every day with beachside tables available for snacks and lunch from the Cafe Bar (including children’s picnic bags). For maximum chill out, explore the indoor sensory space in our Gallery. It is designed for children with SEND and features work from local schools. Get involved with decorating the floor and making kites. Peel yourself off the beach and get creative with your little ones in our daily Beach Craft sessions.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Beach Enquiries 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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Leisure : Theatre
02/08/2018 to 22/09/2018 TEN TIMES TABLE - BY ALAN AYCKBOURN
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Long due a revival, TEN TIMES TABLE is a play so funny that it displays playwright Alan Ayckbourn at the top of his game. Alan is a genius at analysing ordinary people in everyday situations. We follow the planning and disastrous outcome of a group of members of The Pendon community as they plan their small town's first pageant. The pageant is to be based on a long lost piece of local history - The Massacre of the Pendon Twelve - where the Earl of Dorset crushed an uprising of rebellious workers. As the meetings in the run down Swan Hotel progress, we see a natural divison between right-wing supporters of the patronising middle-class Helen, versus the bolshie left-wing teacher Tim and his two adoring female groupies. All have very different views of what the pageant should be and what it represents. Battle commences. The day of the pageant arrives. And what was a mock-up of the event now becomes the real thing as both sides clash with hilarious and riotous results!
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye, Reading RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  boxoffice@millatsonning.com
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Local Information :
08/08/2018 to 09/09/2018 SUMMER HOLIDAY FUN AT HARE HATCH SHEEPLANDS

Have fun with our children's activities in the café! We have a host of different board games, arts, crafts and toys as well as modern and retro games consoles so that you're guaranteed a great day out whatever British Summertime has to offer. Enjoy a FREE child's meal with every adult meal and a FREE hot drink with any slice of homemade cake too!
Hare Hatch Garden Centre, Twyford RG10 9HW
MORE INFO: Enquiries 0118 940 1600
 
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17/08/2018 to 28/09/2018 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
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Leisure : Theatre
17/08/2018 to 19/08/2018 ROBIN HOOD - A MUSICAL CELEBRATION
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Following the summer sell-out successes of Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, South Hill Park presents Robin Hood, David Wood’s enchanting tale for all the family. Take a journey around the musical Maypole and into the English countryside with a troupe of village players as they delight in the tales of Robin Hood. Share in the stories of Friar Tuck, Little John, Maid Marian and more in this lyrical production. David Wood’s award-winning adaptation of this Sherwood Forest legend was first produced at Nottingham Playhouse and subsequently staged by the Young Vic in London. This production will be an enjoyable and visual treat for all the family.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484 123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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Leisure : Bars
18/08/2018 to 31/12/2018 NEW! CASA BACARDI THEME BAR - AT THE ORACLE

A brand new pop-up theme bar has arrived in Reading - and it’s the first of its kind in the UK. Casa Bacardí, a popular addition in seaside resorts around the world, now brings the best in summer socialising to The Oracle Riverside on the site which was formerly Chili’s and later Jamie’s Italian. Featuring a hand-picked menu of Bacardi’s very best cocktails, relaxed seating areas and a sun terrace overlooking the river. All set to a playlist of feel good, upbeat music vibes that radiate from our Sound of Rum. There’s a great selection of Caribbean-themed food on offer as well, with wines and spirits also available if those fantastic cocktails are not to your taste.
Unit 1, The Riverside, Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading RG1 2AG
MORE INFO: Anthon
  info@casabarcardirg.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
18/08/2018 to 19/08/2018 READING THAI FOOD AND CRAFT FESTIVAL

Come and join us for a great day of Thai music, dance, food and culture at the Reading Thai Food and Craft festival. The festival will feature Authentic Thai cuisine from a variety of food stalls, Arts & Crafts, Thai Massage, contemporary and traditional Thai music and British music from live entertainers, Thai dancing, Ladyboy Diva show and a Thai costume show. There will also be a Thai Kickboxing demonstration, funfair for the children, British snacks and a bar serving Thai Chang Beer and Monsoon Valley Wine. 10.00pm to 7.00pm Tickets available at the gate.
Prospect Park, Liebenrood Road, Reading RG30 2ND
MORE INFO:
 
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18/08/2018 to 19/08/2018 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
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19/08/2018 CRUISE ON THE BASINGSTOKE CANAL

Are you looking for a way to unwind and relax from the pressures of everyday life? Then why not join us on the John Pinkerton II for a cruise in the peaceful surroundings of the Basingstoke Canal. At less than 3 mph, there is plenty of time to admire the passing countryside, spot the deer in the fields, and count the young ducklings and goslings. You may even see the bright flash of a kingfisher darting ahead of the boat, or the majestic flight of a heron circling round to return to its favourite bank to continue fishing. We run public trips mostly from our base at Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham. These last approximately 2½ hours, either eastwards towards Winchfield or to the west towards Greywell and Odiham (King John’s) Castle (the direction determined by the skipper).
Departs from Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham RG29 1AL
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01256 765889
  jpbookings@basingstoke-canal.org.uk
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19/08/2018 READING DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

When the dragons return to Reading it really will be a great family fun day not to be missed, with the spectacle of the racing on the water alongside many landside attractions from community stalls to fun games and even a bar - there really is something for everyone. Even if you are not participating in the boat racing it will be a festival not to be missed, a picnic and walk by the riverside, surrounded by a great family atmosphere and lots to see and do. In 2017, 400 participants paddled the 200 meter course in 12 meter long dragon boats attracting big crowds raising thousands for charities in the process.
Thames Valley Park Riverside, RG6 1PQ
MORE INFO: Event Team 08452 930897
  events@racethedragon.com
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19/08/2018 CLASSIC CARS DAY AT NUFFIELD PLACE
 NUFFIELD PLACE (NATIONAL TRUST)

Lord Nuffield's history with motor cars attracts a variety of car clubs to Nuffield Place. Motor cars from visiting car clubs are parked outside the front of the house for visitors to enjoy seeing. Cars will usually arrive at Nuffield Place in the morning and generally stay for a couple of hours. Please be aware that sometimes due to weather conditions, or mechanical failures, cars will not be displayed as anticipated. Booking Not Needed.
Nuffield Place, Huntercombe, Henley-on-Thames RG9 5RY
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01491 642857
  nuffieldplace@nationaltrust.org.uk
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19/08/2018 THE GREAT BIG TREE CLIMBING AT GREYS COURT
 GREYS COURT (NATIONAL TRUST)

As part of the National Trust's 50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4's campaign we bring you The Great Big Tree Climbing Company. Two highly skilled and friendly instructors can help all ages reach new heights in a fantastic tree in Greys Court. They will teach you how to enter a tree's canopy using ropes, knots and karabiners, whilst being securely attached in a harness at all times. Once at the top of the tree you will gain an experience which can't be found on the ground and if you're feeling brave take a branch walk before being lowered back down! Booking Essential.
Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4PG
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01491 628529
  greyscourt@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Entertainment
19/08/2018 OUTDOOR THEATRE - JANE AUSTEN'S SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

A wonderful evening performance of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility will be performed by the renowned Chapterhouse Theatre Company outdoors in our walled garden at Basing House. Join Chapterhouse this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. Adapted by award-winning writer Laura Turner, this exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love, make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the first time in their quest to find a balance between sense and sensibility.
Basing House, Barton’s Lane, Basingstoke RG24 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 463965
  enquiries@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk
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Leisure : Music
19/08/2018 FORBURY GARDENS BANDSTAND: THIS WEEK, READING COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR

Make most of a sunny summer’s afternoon and relax and enjoy some wonderful live music in the beautiful surroundings of the Forbury Gardens. Usually 3pm to 4.30 - and free.
Forbury Gardens, Reading Town Centre
MORE INFO: Bandstand Organiser 0118 937 2771
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
19/08/2018 KLEZMER-ISH - THE MUSIC OF TRAVELLERSOF
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Four classically trained musicians let their hair down, explore a wide range of music from travelling people across the world and fuse it all together into their own unique sound. The line up includes Tom Verity (clarinets, whistles), Rob Shepley (guitar, violin, vocals), Connie Del Vecchio (piano, accordion, violin) and Marcel Becker (double bass).
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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Local Information :
19/08/2018 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: Johnny Morrison 07818 215 623
  cuthbert71@icloud.com
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Local Information :
19/08/2018 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET (ASCOT)

Ascot Farmers' Market has been running successfully for eight years. The market offers a wide choice of fresh produce and plants. Parking is freely available on site.
Car Park 3, Ascot High Street, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Claudine Andrew 07896 902850
  ascotwindsormanager@hotmail.com
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Local Information :
19/08/2018 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
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Local Information :
19/08/2018 BRACKNELL GARDENS OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

Two interesting town gardens, both completely different, and lovely local allotments. Devonia is a plantsman's garden designed for all seasons with areas showcasing different conditions. 10 Shaftesbury Close is a woodland garden, planted to reflect the challenges that pine trees offer. Glenwood Allotments have enthusiastic owners who plant a wide variety of vegetables for yr-round cropping. Plant sale at Devonia.
Bracknell Gardens, 1 mile south of Bracknell Town Centre RG12 9NF
MORE INFO:
 
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Sport : Football
19/08/2018 ROYALS WOMEN v DURHAM - CONTINENTAL CUP

Reading FC Women begin their 2018-19 season this Sunday with a Continental Cup fixture against Durham – and anyone who holds a Season Ticket for our men’s team will be able to get in for free! It’s a 1pm kick-off at Adams Park on Sunday – and it’s the first of four group games for our girls. Manchester United, Everton and Liverpool all await before the knock-out stages begin. In order to gain free entry, all you’ll need to do is present your Season Ticket card on the turnstiles – and then get behind the team as they aim to get the new campaign off to a successful start. Entry to Continental Cup and FA Women’s Cup games are included within Season Tickets for Reading FC Women, too!
Adams Park, Hillbottom Rd, High Wycombe HP12 4HJ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 0118 968 1313
  ticketing@readingfc.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
20/08/2018 to 23/08/2018 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: House Tour Enquiries 01628 605069
  clivedenpress@nationaltrust.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
20/08/2018 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
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Sport : Horse Racing
20/08/2018 SKY BET SPRINT SERIES FINALE RACENIGHT AT WINDSOR

The Sky Bet Summer Sprint Series returns to Royal Windsor this summer with ten five and six-furlong sprint handicaps from April-August. Make sure you keep track of who’s qualified ahead of the £75,000 finale on the 20th August! It’s going to be a night to remember. Join us for an evening of competitive racing by the banks of the River Thames to witness the dash to victory in the third running of the Sky Bet Summer Sprint Series Finale.
Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5EZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01753 498400
  office@windsor-racecourse.co.uk
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Sport : Tennis
20/08/2018 to 24/08/2018 JUNIORS' SUMMER TENNIS TRAINING CAMP

FIVE-Week Summer Tennis Camp running over the Summer Holidays for ages 4 - 14 years old. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9am - 12pm Tuesdays and Thursdays 2pm - 5pm. £17.50 members, £20 non members. Weekly rates - £75 members, £90 non members. Group booking discounts available.
Sheepcot Recreation Ground, Gatehampton Road, Goring on Thames RG8 0EN
MORE INFO: Tennis Camp Enquiries 07770 525406
  webmaster2@goring-tennis.co.uk
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Leisure : Arts and Crafts
21/08/2018 ALDWORTH ARTS AND CRAFTS GROUP

Two friendly and supportive art and craft groups meet in Aldworth village hall. A CRAFT group meets on 2nd and 4th Monday mornings from 10am to 12 noon. An ART group meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 9.30am to 11.30am. Sessions cost just £2.50 (to cover hall hire) and everyone takes it in turn to provide refreshments. Occasionally visiting tutors are arranged and these sessions will cost extra. The purpose is to provide a pleasant and sociable venue for folk to meet and enjoy art and craft activities together, while also learning new skills.
Aldworth village hall, Bell Lane, Aldworth RG8 9SE
MORE INFO: Clare 01635 281797
  aacg20161@outlook.com
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Leisure : Days Out
21/08/2018 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
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Sport : Football
21/08/2018 5-A-SIDE REFEREES TRAINING COURSE

Willing whistle blowers are wanted in Reading as a community football league looks to recruit men and women in black. Leisure Leagues – Europe’s biggest and most successful providers of 5 and 6-a-side football – are running courses for budding referees. The league donates all its profits to charities and good causes and has received praise from Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Prince Charles and Boris Johnson for its community efforts. The firm has been lauded for its treatment of referees, and they can be assured they will be backed by the strongest discipline structure in the country.
Prospect Park Pavilion, Prospect Park, Reading RG30 2ND
MORE INFO: Refereeing Course Enquiries 03331 232340
  info@leisureleagues.net
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Leisure : Arts
22/08/2018 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
22/08/2018 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
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Leisure : Museums
22/08/2018 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
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Leisure : Theatre
22/08/2018 DOUBLE BILL NIGHT AT THE PROGRESS THEATRE
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

A double-bill of two sell-out shows, fresh from Reading Fringe Festival! All proceeds will go towards making Progress Theatre more accessible to all our patrons. SCENES CUT FROM OTHER PLAYS - Can you have your life ruined by a custard cream biscuit? This scraggly touring theatre troupe are about to find out. Offstage feuds spill onstage in a joyous mishmash of farce, tragedy, dubious dancing, theatre, comedy songs, and biscuits. From the team behind ‘Writer Bird’. DO MY BOOBS LOOK BIG IN THIS? - A show about body image for anyone who has ever worried that their boobs are too big or too small. And for those with perfect boobs. And for those with none. Why is our self-worth linked to our self-image? Both light-hearted and deep, this show will make you think. And laugh. And maybe even cry a little bit. A new play by Christine Moran, writer of Getting Over Steven, winner of the Reading Post Pick of the Fringe Award 2014.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2169
  enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk
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Local Information :
22/08/2018 AFTERNOON TEA AT ST MARY'S ALDWORTH

Every WEDNESDAY from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m., until end of August, delicious TEAS will be served in the beautiful and historic St Mary's Church. Aldworth is 3 miles west of Streatley on Thames and 12 miles north of Newbury. St Mary's is home to the Aldworth Giants - newly conserved C14 stone effigies of the de la Beche family. Queen Elizabeth the First visited St Mary's to see these amazing effigies, so why not come along too? Our millennium tapestry tells some wondrous stories of Aldworth. The ancient yew tree in the churchyard has stood its ground for over 1000 years! Poet Laurence Binyon (For the Fallen 1914) is buried here.
St Mary’s Church, Aldworth, West Berkshire RG8 9SB
MORE INFO: Afternoon Tea Enquiries 01635 578936
 
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Local Information :
22/08/2018 WELLNESS WEDNESDAY AT MAIDENHEAD

Welcome to Wellness Wednesdays! Every week we will be bringing expert-uplifting discussions to the people of Maidenhead. We all experience midweek madness, so our mission is to simply help you, to break up your week and energise your mindset and to prepare you to achieve your aims. Each wellness workshop will be delivered by a different motivational speaker who will inspire and educate you about the different ways you can add more wellness to your life right now.
Saints Cafe, 49a St Mark’s Rd, Maidenhead SL6 6DP
MORE INFO: Enquiries 07500 892999
 
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Leisure :
23/08/2018 EARLY CLOSING DAY - THE DAY READING WAS BOMBED - TALK, MIKE COOPER
- the day

2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the only fatal air raid on Reading during the Second World War, in which 41 people lost their lives. Well-known local historian, Mike Cooper, shares his extensive research into this important day for Reading people. Talk organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity (no. 283010).
Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
MORE INFO: Berkshire Family History Society 0118 950 9553
  events@berksfhs.org.uk
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Leisure : Museums
23/08/2018 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
23/08/2018 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 3 AT NORDEN FARM - MOZART PLUS
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

St John’s Chamber Players - Dvorak 2 Romantic Pieces, Op.75 Mozart Horn Quintet in E flat, K.407 Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op.114 Dvorak Piano Quintet in A. Brahms’ dramatic Clarinet Trio was one of his last works. Dvorak’s popular Quintet is one of the most tuneful and radiant works in the chamber repertoire.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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Leisure : Days Out
24/08/2018 MRS FARQUHAR'S AFTERNOON TEA AT SHAW HOUSE
 SHAW HOUSE

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches , a scone with clotted cream and locally produced jam and a generous slice of homemade Victoria sponge and fruit cake. Group bookings for special celebrations are welcomed.
Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR
MORE INFO: Afternoon Tea Enquiries 01635 279279
  shawhouse@westberks.gov.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
24/08/2018 THE MAGIC OF SUMMERWITH SIMON ALLEN (SAXOPHONE)
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

A formidable young jazz artist, Simon's style and humour creates great jazz. With the renowned Pendulum Trio rhythm section: Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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Leisure : Days Out
25/08/2018 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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Leisure : Entertainment
25/08/2018 READING'S HISTORY COMES TO LIFE

Enjoy some living history in the Reading Abbey Quarter. Will you meet Queen Elizabeth I, Matilda the Empress or even King Henry I himself on your visit to the Abbey Ruins or Forbury Gardens? Our volunteers will be dressed in replica period costumes to impress you as they share royal and everyday stories of the past.
Reading Abbey Ruins, Abbey St, Reading RG1 3BA
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
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Leisure : Museums
25/08/2018 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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25/08/2018 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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Local Information :
25/08/2018 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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25/08/2018 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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25/08/2018 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
25/08/2018 ROYALS U23 v SUNDERLAND - PREMIER LEAGUE 2 (1pm)

The Royals’ Under-23 side will be at the Mad Stad for the second time this season when they face Sunderland in the Premier League 2 Division. The match gets underway at 1pm. This is one of four league games to take place at the home of our senior side before Christmas – Southampton also visit RG2 in August and September, before we welcome Manchester United on Sunday 16th December. That will be the return fixture of our away game which is scheduled to take place at Old Trafford in September. Madejski Stadium also plays host to our Premier League International Cup fixture against Sparta Prague this season – Scott Marshall’s side will take on their Czech counterparts under the floodlights on Wednesday 24th October. Feyenoord and Leicester are our other opponents in the continental competition.
Madejski Stadium, Nr M4 J11, Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 0118 968 1313
  ticketing@readingfc.co.uk
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