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Leisure : Days Out
08/09/2018 to 28/10/2018 RIVER AND ROWING MUSEUM BIG BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

2018 marks the 20th birthday of the River & Rowing Museum, and we are planning an exciting exhibition to celebrate. On display in the Museum’s Community Gallery from 8 September to 28 October 2018, the exhibition will explore the history of the Museum over the past 20 years, showcase creative responses by local community groups to objects in the collection and invite visitors to think about the future of the organisation.
River and Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames RG9 1BF
MORE INFO: Enquiries 01491 415600
  museum@rrm.co.uk
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10/09/2018 to 01/11/2018 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
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Leisure : Theatre
20/09/2018 to 27/10/2018 TRIAL BY LAUGHTER - AT THE WATERMILL THEATRE
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Following critical acclaim for The Wipers Times, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman return to The Watermill with the premiere of a new play inspired by extraordinary real-life events. William Hone, the forgotten hero of free speech, was a bookseller, publisher and satirist. In 1817, he stood trial for ‘impious blasphemy and seditious libel’. The only crime he had committed was to be funny. Worse than that he was funny by parodying religious texts. And worst of all, he was funny about the despotic government and the debauched monarchy. Along with his great ally, political cartoonist George Cruikshank, Hone sought vindication for his laughable offences and fought for freedom in one of the most remarkable legal cases of its time.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044
  boxoffice@watermill.org.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
27/09/2018 to 31/10/2018 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
27/09/2018 to 17/11/2018 A NIGHT IN PROVENCE
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Ah Provence! Ah The French Riviera! Where optimistic holidaymakers rent luxury villas for exhorbitant sums in order to get their annual fix of sun, sea, and haute cuisine. However, imagine the crisis if one such sumptuous place was double booked. Worse - imagine it triple booked! By a French couple - Maurice and Yvette; an English couple - Fred and Judy; and begorrah, an Irish couple - Shaun & Moira. Marriages have floundered on less. Add the ingredients of copious amounts of sparkling champagne, heightened sexual attractions, to say nothing of deep-seated cultural differences, all this makes the current Brexit negotiations seem a snip!
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
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Leisure : Bars
29/09/2018 to 31/12/2018 CASA BACARDI THEME BAR - NOW OPEN 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
01/10/2018 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 : Exhibitions
01/10/2018 to 24/11/2018 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 : Museums
01/10/2018 to 01/08/2019 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
  emma.turner@nationaltrust.org.uk
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02/10/2018 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 : Entertainment
06/10/2018 to 19/10/2018 THATCHAM FESTIVAL 2018

Welcome to the 18th Thatcham Festival. The Festival is a showcase of the range of activities that are available in our town and the talents of Thatcham residents. Whether you are interested in sport, music, dance, theatre, history, craft or gardening, you will almost certainly find something to interest you. For this year’s Festival we welcome new musicians, new organisations and new venues. It is great to see more people wanting to take part in the Festival and a real pleasure to have those groups and individuals returning this year who continue to dedicate their time and enthusiasm.
Various around Thatcham area (see website)
MORE INFO: Festival Organiser 01635 863 592
 
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Leisure : Theatre
15/10/2018 to 20/10/2018 THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a million people, it's no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for Her Majesty the Queen, as special guests at the Royal Variety Performance. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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Leisure : Entertainment
16/10/2018 to 28/10/2018 JAY MILLER'S CIRCUS

Jay Millers Circus, celebrating 250 years of Circus entertainment, returns by popular demand with an all new production for 2018. It's the show that all members of the family will enjoy. Along with our very popular zany man of mirth and humour, Clown PEPPI, an International cast of Circus artistes from around the world await you to perform for your entertainment, many of which have never before been seen in the UK. Don't miss a spectacular laser show, the Girl in the Globe, daring aerial artistry, the illusion of quick change and much more in this 2 hour Spectacular. Advance booking is advised. However seats are usually available on the day, but please be early.
Milestones Museum, Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke RG22 6PG
MORE INFO: Box Office 07976 655180
 
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Leisure : Theatre
16/10/2018 to 19/10/2018 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, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools. See Shakespeare’s timeless stories brought to life like never before, and support young people from your community as they take to the stage.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484 123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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17/10/2018 to 20/10/2018 BRASSED OFF
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Sir Reg are an energetic six piece from Sweden playing Celtic punk. On vocals is Brendan, an Irishman who left his hometown of Dublin to come to Sweden to fulfill his dream of putting together the most kick-ass band possible. Karin, the violinist, is a tiny and fiery redhead from Sweden who has a tendency to leave jaws open with her fiddle skills. The other members Mattias L (drums), Mattias S (bass), Filip (mandolin) and Chris (electric guitar) all have diverse musical backgrounds, and together as SIR REG they are having the time of their lives – making and playing music they all love.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk
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17/10/2018 to 27/10/2018 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
 WOKINGHAM THEATRE

When their wealthy half-brother cheats them of their fortune, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are left penniless. They are forced to leave the comforts of Norland Park and relocate to chilly Barton Cottage in Devonshire but when John Willoughby, a handsome stranger, arrives one day with a rain-drenched Marianne in his arms the sisters are convinced that their fortunes are changed forever.
Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road Wokingham RG40 5TU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 978 5363
  boxoffice@wokinghamtheatre.org.uk
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17/10/2018 to 20/10/2018 SINODUN PLAYERS PRESENT AGATHA CHRISTIE'S A MURDER IS ANNOUNCED
 WALLINGFORD CORN EXCHANGE

There’s great excitement and mystery at Wallingford’s Corn Exchange this autumn as the resident company Sinodun Players prepares to celebrate its 70th Anniversary and 40 years in the Corn Exchange by putting on Agatha Christie’s “A Murder is Announced” adapted by Leslie Darbon – a Miss Marple mystery – from Wednesday 17 October to Saturday 20 October. This is Christie, the Queen of Crime, at her best. An announcement in the local paper states the time and place where a murder is to occur. The interesting thing is that the victim is a stranger and not one of the many people who visit Miss Blacklock regularly or live in the house. What follows is classic Christie - a puzzle of concealed identities mixed motives and many lies. A second murder provides Miss Marple and the police with an interesting and dangerous case. Tickets from Box Office 01491 825100 or www.cornexchange.org.uk
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Wallingford OX10 0EG
MORE INFO: Carol Evans 01491 825000
  carol.evans1976@gmail.com
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Leisure : Days Out
18/10/2018 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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Leisure : Museums
18/10/2018 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
18/10/2018 THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN 2018
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a million people, it's no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history, even performing for Her Majesty the Queen, as special guests at the Royal Variety Performance. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and more, are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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18/10/2018 HER'S - PLUS SUPPORT
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Merseyside oddball rabble-rousers and recent Are You Listening? Festival act Her's return to Reading. Snappy guitar lines and sleazy vocals continue the pair's rollicksome reign as Liverpool’s answer to Ariel Pink or Mac Demarco. It’s a return to their 80s jangle pop, slack art rock origins, calling to mind early material like ‘Dorothy’, ‘Speed Racer’ and ‘What Once Was’ to ultimately reassert the curious oddball mythos that made the duo so magnetic in the first place.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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18/10/2018 CLASSIC ROCK ANTHEMS - FEATURING THE FILTHY LLAMAS
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

The Filthy Lamas is made up of five musicians with a long pedigree of playing in well-established bands who have come together and play whatever feels right at the time. Feeling right at this time is a blend of rock covers including tracks from ZZ Top, INXS, Oasis, The Clash, Queen and, last but certainly not least, The Osmonds.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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19/10/2018 CROFT AND PEARCE - DOUBLE TAKE
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Stars of BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Croft & Pearce Show’ and ‘Sketchorama’, winners of the Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award, recipients of the official Edinburgh Fringe ‘Total Sell-Out Show’ laurel and WhatsOnLondon Comedy Award nominees 2017. This BBC 'Next Big Thing' Act have sold out theatres in London, New York and around the UK. Don’t miss their brand new show!
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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Leisure : Theatre
19/10/2018 TIM VINE - SUNSET MILK IDIOT
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Hey people! It's Tim Vine back on tour, telling lots of silly new jokes, showing off new homemade props, singing some new daft ditties, and all with the appearance of confidence. The following subjects will be touched upon briefly: pixie football, ice cream and nibble feeders. Come along, sit down, and laugh. The quantity won't let up. This is comedy without a message. What an odd person. What a lot of nonsense. What else is he going to do? 'Sunsets are in the sky, milk's nice, and I'm an idiot.'
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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Leisure : Days Out
20/10/2018 to 28/10/2018 OCTOBER HALF-TERM CHILDREN'S TRAIL AT BASILDON PARK
 BASILDON PARK (NATIONAL TRUST)

Head on out around the estate to learn about the trees that grow here and how we look after them. Find all the trail clues and win a prize from Visitor Reception! Pick up a trail leaflet from Visitor Reception for £2 and head on out into the parkland to discover fascinating facts about our trees and the conservation work our ranger team does. Why not do both this and the Wild Play Trail, and pick up both trail leaflets for £3.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 01491 672920
  basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
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20/10/2018 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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20/10/2018 to 21/10/2018 SPLASH, BUBBLES AND BALLOONS SHOW AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

This bubbling and explosive show is not to be missed! Can we make water disappear? Can we make a fire balloon? Come and find out in our live science show - it's a GAS! Tickets for this entertaining and interactive show can be purchased from reception on the day of your visit. 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
  customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk
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20/10/2018 to 21/10/2018 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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Leisure : Museums
20/10/2018 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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20/10/2018 READING MUSEUM GALLERY TOUR
 READING MUSEUM

Want to know more about Reading Abbey and its impact on the town? Join our trained volunteer guides for an updated tour that includes more on the Abbey Quarter’s history. Hear about our exciting plans to transform the area into a unique historical and cultural destination. This is followed by an introductory tour around the museum’s galleries taking in a selection of fascinating objects on display. Why not stay for lunch and enjoy the Bayeux Tapestry tour at 2.15pm?

Reading Museum and Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
20/10/2018 THE CHOCAGO BLUES BROTHERS - MOTOWN MISSION
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

The award-winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best-loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high-octane, adrenaline-pumping musical mash-up which has jump started the legacy of Jake and Elwood for a new generation with its modern twist on this cult classic and an energy and spirit that is impossible to resist. Back with a Brand new mission for 2018 The Chicago Blues Brothers are heading for Detroit to take on some of the Biggest and most loved Motown anthems along with all the Blue Brothers classics you know and love. With hit’s from Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, Sam and Dave, James Brown, The Temptations. The Four Tops, Jackson 5 and the Supremes this promises to be the biggest party show the UK has ever seen.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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20/10/2018 HAZEL O'CONNOR
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

A sumptuous evening of some of the greatest songs of the 20th century delivered with passion and fire. Expect a soulful introspective dip into Hazel's stunning portfolio; the old, the new, and stories from along the way. Award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O'Connor is back. Teaming up with Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Commundards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards, this superb blend of voices and musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance. Featuring unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass such as Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, and If Only.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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20/10/2018 AFRICAN NIGHT FEVER - DIABEL CISSOKHO
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Senegalese musician Diabel Cissokho is part of a great line of Cissokho griots. Growing up in Dakar and Tambacounda, surrounded by a rich musical heritage and a family of musicians, Diabel started playing a number of traditional instruments at a very tender age under the watchful eyes of his family. However, Diabel’s affinity with the kora was clear from the start. Diabel is among a new generation of modernisers, taking the ancient African Harp into the 21st Century and bringing audiences an electrifying blend of AfroManding fusion with tantalizing traditional West African rhythms, that stem from the roots of his vibrant Senegalese culture.
South Street Arts, 21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: box office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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Local Information :
20/10/2018 WALLINGFORD LOCAL PRODUCERS' SATURDAY MARKET

To make available produce grown or produced within a 30 mile radius of Wallingford, sourcing ingredients, wherever possible from within that area. To educate and promote the benefits of locally produced food and other products thereby supporting a vibrant and dynamic local economy. The market was started in 2007 by some of the current stallholders as a means to reach the local community. The produce available ranges from meat (pork, beef, lamb), fruit and vegetables, plants, bread, cheeses, wines, beers,cakes ready prepared food, chocolate, jams, preserves, crafts including wood, knitting, jewellery, cosmetics, pottery, photography, painting and much more. 10am to 1pm.

Regal Centre, St Martin’s Street, Wallingford OX10 0DP
MORE INFO: Dennis Jackson
  admin@wlpm.org.uk
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Local Information :
20/10/2018 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
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Local Information :
20/10/2018 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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Leisure : Theatre
21/10/2018 RALPH McTELL IN CONCERT
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, is now celebrating more than 50 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter. With a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant. Ralph made his debut in 1968 with the album ‘Eight Frames a Second’ and in 1974 the release of ‘Streets of London’ earned him an Ivor Novello Award. In 2002 he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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21/10/2018 ALICE IN WONDERLAND - PRESENTED BY LET'S ALL DANCE
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

A fantastical new ballet for the whole family! Let’s All Dance returns with this fabulous family favourite. Stunning dancing, much loved characters and super costumes bring the famous tale to life in this magical ballet production. Don’t be late for this very important date!
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
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21/10/2018 YOU WIN AGAIN - A CELBRATION OF THE BEE GEES
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Direct from London’s West End, You Win Again – Celebrating The Music of The Bee Gees. Prepare to experience the distinct sound of one the greatest bands to have ever graced the stage in this unforgettable concert spectacular. Immerse yourself in the brothers’ music through the sixties, seventies and eighties – including hits they wrote for artists such as Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton. Join us for this breath-taking concert spectacular, taking you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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21/10/2018 MUSIC NIGHT AT THE MILL - BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY
 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, Baby (Baby Goodbye)’, ‘Beggin’’, ‘Silence Is Golden’, ‘Working My Way Back To You’, ‘December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)’ plus many more. If you enjoyed Jersey Boys, you’ll LOVE this show!
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
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21/10/2018 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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21/10/2018 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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21/10/2018 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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Leisure : Theatre
22/10/2018 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
22/10/2018 LAST RACEDAY OF THE SEASON AT WINDSOR - AND IT'S FREE ENTRY!

Get ready for another FREE fixture to end our 2018 racing season! Our Free Racenight back in April was extremely popular so make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are selling fast! Join us this Autumn afternoon for some competitive races by the banks of the River Thames and be there for our final fixture of 2018. Enjoy a glass of bubbly or pint of craft ale and try a bite to eat from our street food stalls on the famous Paddock Lawn. Grandstand & Paddock tickets are FREE for this fixture, but only when registered for in advance by midnight on Sunday 21st October. To do this, simply book the free ticket as you would any other ticket or package.
Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5EZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01753 498400
  office@windsor-racecourse.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
23/10/2018 to 27/10/2018 THE WIZARD OF OZ
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

A local amateur production from the team that brought Fame and Peter Pan to Windsor. After a tornado whisks away a young Kansas farm girl, Dorothy, to the magical land of OZ, she starts her quest to find the mighty Wizard of Oz who has the power to send her home. Along the way she meets a Scarecrow, a Tin Woodsman and a Cowardly Lion who help her on her journey. Featuring many of the songs from the famous MGM musical, ‘Over the Rainbow’, ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’ and ‘Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead’.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
24/10/2018 VICTORIAN SCHOOLROOM EXPERIENCE IN THE ABBEY QUARTER

Meet a Victorian schoolteacher and re-learn the ‘3Rs’. A 45-minute experience for adults and children over 5 in Reading Museum's unique Victorian classroom, now in the brand new setting of the historic Abbey Gateway. Please note that the Gateway has no step free access and there are uneven steps and floors. Meeting at the Abbey Gateway, Abbots Walk - five minutes from Reading Museum.
Reading Abbey Ruins, Abbey St, Reading RG1 3BA
MORE INFO: Abbey Tour Organiser 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
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Leisure : Entertainment
24/10/2018 to 28/10/2018 CIRCUS WONDERLAND AT HILLS MEADOW

Circus Wonderland is proud to be back on the road once again with our most spectacular show to date, a spellbinding blend of colour, laughter and excitement to enchant audiences of all ages. Circus directors Grace Arnett, Paul Carpenter and Kriss Freear invite you into a wonderful world of thrills and spills and glitter and glamour, a show that takes inspiration from the traditional picture book circus of our childhood memories to create a vibrant fast moving show for today.
Hills Meadow Car Park, George Street, Reading RG4 8DH
MORE INFO: Paul Carpenter 07932 655264
  info@circuswonderland.com
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25/10/2018 AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN

'Even if we lose our lives'. Hear the moving accounts of three brave Afghan women, who took action to defend their human rights. Their stories will be voiced by local readers. Followed by a discussion on the current situation in Afghanistan, with talks from Lisa Majumdar (Amnesty International UK) and Wida Yalaqi (Afghanistan Capacity Development and Educational Organisation). Find out about the positive work being done and how to support.Thursday 25 October at 8pm.Free event with refreshments. Suggested donation £7.
Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BE
MORE INFO: Hilary Withey
  hilary.withey@hotmail.com
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