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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 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
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
21/10/2017 to 30/11/2017 BASILDON PARK REIMAGINING INDIA EXHIBITION

The Garden room, one of the more intriguing rooms at Basildon Park, is being reinterpreted and re-presented this autumn with an exhibition titled Reimagining India. Inspired by Lady Iliffe's incomplete decorative scheme she had for this room, the exhibition in the Garden Room will focus on the connections Basildon Park has had with India over the past 240 years. Working with partners from our local community to co-curate the exhibition, we'll focus on the cultural achievements and personal stories that have shaped British-Indian links from Sykes's time through until today. Booking Not Needed.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01491 672382   basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
30/10/2017 to 18/12/2017 BASILDON PARK ILLUMINATED WOODLAND WALK
 BASILDON PARK (NATIONAL TRUST)

As the sun fades see the woodland walk lit up, and enjoy the changing colours of the trees through the seasons from autumn to winter. As Autumn sets in at Basildon Park, the woodland really comes to life. The stunning display of Autumn colour on the trees is being further enhanced by an illuminated woodland display, which will last until January this year so you can enjoy the illuminated woodland walk throughout the winter as well. Booking Not Needed.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01491 672382   basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
08/11/2017 to 11/11/2017 A CHORUS LINE
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

A Chorus Line looks at one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the “chorus line” of a Broadway musical. After the first round of cuts, the director and choreographer, asks each dancer to speak about themselves. Reservations open into revelations, confessions and personal exposure. Within the bright, outwardly homogenous chorus, the audience begins to see each dancer’s individuality and fears. Broadway’s sixth longest running musical, A Chorus Line is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest, including memorable songs such as – What I did for Love, One, I can do that, Nothing, and Dance ten Looks three.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
10/11/2017 to 12/11/2017 MAPLEDURHAM FESTIVE GIFT FAIR
 MAPLEDURHAM HOUSE AND WATERMILL

Loads to see and try to get you into the mood for Christmas. Splendid gifts for the family and home, original and wonderful crafts, fine food direct from the producers, Father Christmas, morning coffee, lunches and afternoon teas - all there to tempt you! Prices on the day are £5 for adults. Upgrade to see the house and watermill as well for £9.50 (saving £4.50). Please note the house is open from 2pm. Children under 16 are free.
Mapledurham House, Mapledurham RG4 7TS
MORE INFO: Battenburg Events 01487 814800   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
10/11/2017 to 11/11/2017 MAIDENHEAD OPERATIC SOCIETY - GUYS AND DOLLS

The glitz and glamour of 1950’s New York comes to Maidenhead this November, with gamblers, gangsters and gorgeous showgirls in Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows’ classic musical, Guys and Dolls. When naïve mission-band girl Sarah Brown and worldly-wise gambler Sky Masterson meet, they fall in love. But can their love overcome their very different backgrounds? Can Nathan Detroit find a venue for his crap game? And will he and fiancée Adelaide ever get married? This much loved romantic comedy features feel-good music and famous songs.
The Desborough Suite, Town Hall, St.Ives Road, Maidenhead SL6 1RF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 671589   mail@mos-uk.org   Event Web Site
Leisure : Exhibitions
11/11/2017 to 15/11/2017 200 FACES PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

A showcase of 200 faces each telling a story of its very own. This exhibition brings together the work of photographers who’ve all taken the face as their subject. Here we see the canvas on which all our emotions played out exposed. Suffering, happiness, contentment, frustration and anxiety. 200 FACES is a touring exhibition created and supported by The Photographic Angle. Please note that visitors to this exhibition may also wish to view further images at 3 Forbury Place, 23 Forbury Road, (RG1 3JH), which is a short walk away. Directions will be available at the exhibition venue. Please check website prior to attendance for latest information as dates may be subject to change. Disabled visitors are advised to check with us before visiting an exhibition so that suitable access can be provided.
Abbey Gardens, Abbey Street, Kings Road, Reading, RG1 3BA
MORE INFO: Lou Griffiths 0800 0287338   info@thephotographicangle.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Music
11/11/2017 READING BACH CHOIR MUSIC FOR THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

The first concert with new Musical Director David Young, an exciting Russian flavour and another first. The Reading Bach Choir is delighted to be performing the complete set of Shostakovich’s Ten Poems on Texts by Revolutionary Poets. This is possibly the first time the complete set has been performed in Britain and music has been specially printed. Rarely performed, it was written in the early 1950s, before the death of Stalin. Shostakovich cherry-picked a series of early 20th century propaganda texts, setting them to music rich with folk tunes, populist verve and a dramatists’ eye for setting text. This concert is on Remembrance Day and marks 100 years since the end of the 1917 Russian Revolution. Starts 7.30pm.
St Luke’s Church, Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 947 8097   Event Web Site
11/11/2017 ARMISTICE DAY CONCERT AT DOUAI ABBEY

The concert will take place at the beautiful Douai Abbey, which is home to a community of monks of the English Benedictine Congregation. The concert will cover a wide repertoire, likely to include a selection from Howell’s Requiem and Rachmaninov’s Vespers. There’s always something for everyone! The Choir sings predominantly unaccompanied and performs everything entirely from memory, allowing a real connection with the audience.
Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, Reading RG7 5TQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
11/11/2017 READING MALE VOICE CHOIR CONCERT

This concert is our gala concert and is in aid of us, Reading Male Voice Choir. Solists are Rosemary Morris (soprano), Didier Garcon (pipe and tabour (drum)) and Alex Turner. Every year we perform about 12 concerts in the Thames Valley (usually in the Reading Area) which help to raise money for local charities. Last year we raised £11,000. This concert is is for our funds so that we are able to help others.
Trinity Church. Lower Earley, Reading RG6 5HZ
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 926 7893   Event Web Site
11/11/2017 BEENHAM WIND ORCHESTRA MARITIME MUSIC CONCERT

A concert of music inspired by all things maritime. 7.30pm and lasting about two hours, including a 30 minute interval.
St Mary’s Church, Thatcham RG19 3PN
MORE INFO: Ticket Enquiries 0118 971 2575   Event Web Site
11/11/2017 REMEMBRANCE CONCERT

Wokingham Choral Society will be performing pieces by Allegri, Mozart, Brahms, Fauré, Tavener and others will be performed, concluding with Karl Jenkins’ Armed Man Choral Suite. We will remember them....
All Saints Church, Wokingham RG40 1UE
MORE INFO: Ticket Enquiries 0118 942 8238   Event Web Site
11/11/2017 WHALEBONE - MIRABILIA TOUR

An evening of eclectic acoustic music from critically acclaimed trio Whalebone. The award winning instrumental trio, whose blend of Celtic folk music interwoven with strands of rock, Americana and Eastern European tradition has earned them a following both in the U.K. and in the USA and Canada, are known for using more unusual instruments alongside traditional guitars and fiddle, with five-string violin, eight-string baritone guitar, mandolin and bouzouki all featuring in their music.
Eye and Dunsden Village Hall, Dunsden RG4 9QG
MORE INFO: Ticket Enquiries 0118 946 1987   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
11/11/2017 BOOT-LED ZEPPELIN
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Boot-Led-Zeppelin offer the definitive tribute to one of the world’s most legendary rock bands, Led Zeppelin. The Early Days and Latter Days Show is their most spectacular production to date, featuring Led Zeppelin trademarks such as the laser pyramid and the flaming gong. Capturing the magic and excitement of Zeppelin’s concerts from the 70s, the band faithfully perform all their classic songs, from mellow acoustic numbers such as Going To California to epics such as Whole Lotta Love, Kashmir and Stairway To Heaven. Big Sound, big flares and big hair! Boot-Led-Zeppelin are back to deliver the ultimate Zeppelin experience!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: The Hexagon Theatre 0118 960 6060   hexagon.boxoffice@reading.gov.uk   Event Web Site
11/11/2017 TALL STORIES - THE SNOW DRAGON
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Billy has everything a young goat could need – and more besides. On New Year’s Eve, Billy is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon, who will bring him even more goodies... But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year’s Day seems a long way off. How will Billy escape? And has he been naughty or nice?
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
11/11/2017 LUKE JERMAY - SIXTH SENSE
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Luke Jermay is the most incredible man you’ve probably never heard of. He can read your mind. No really; he can read your mind. He doesn’t use mind games or psychological tricks; he is not a trickster, there are no smoke and mirrors. He can simply read your mind. His awe inspiring intuitive abilities have gained him high profile fans such as Derren Brown, Dynamo and Uri Geller who all agree Jermay is astonishing.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   south.street@reading.gov.uk   Event Web Site
11/11/2017 DANNY BHOY - MAKE SOMETHING GREAT AGAIN
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy embarks on his maiden tour of his brand-new show this autumn in selected theatres throughout the UK. Don’t miss this internationally renowned and critically acclaimed comedian who regularly sells out tours all over the world with his unique brand of observational story telling.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
11/11/2017 THE KINDRED SPIRIT BAND
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

The Kindred Spirit band sound is special and distinctive, driven by haunting and bewitching female vocals, guitar, two classically-trained, virtuoso, lead instrument players (on violin and flute/sax), dynamic drums and bass guitar and laced with jigs, reels and duelling improvisations. The heart of the band sound is ELAINE SAMUELS' beautiful vocals, powerful, perceptive and intriguing songs and guitar work. The band soars into a rock stratosphere with classically trained, exciting and charismatically eccentric, newest band member, MARTIN ASH's thrilling and beautifully melodic violin playing, which takes on the role of electric guitar during the rockier moments. He has been known to jump off the stage and dance with the audience!
Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST
MORE INFO: Gig Enquiries 0118 986 6788   info@risingsun-artscentre.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
12/11/2017 NEWBURY FESTIVE MARKET AND BRITISH PET SHOW

This is the event with something for everybody, we have amazing shopping, celebrity chefs doing demos throughout the day, wreath making demos, you can even learn how to wrap the perfect present! But the fun doesn't stop there! You also have the chance to meet santa in his grotto with Rudolph before they have to go to the North Pole! We also have a range of animals that you can meet from Meerkats to Fox's! We hope to see you there!
Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage RG18 9NU
MORE INFO: Show Enquiries 01728 685302   michelle@classicfestivals.co.uk   Event Web Site
12/11/2017 WINDSOR CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR

The popular key arts event returns to Royal Windsor Racecourse for it's 13th year with more exhibitors than ever before giving art lovers the perfect one stop shop. With over 160 artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors and selected galleries there really is no better place to peruse and purchase that creative piece you were craving.
Royal Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5JJ
MORE INFO: Deborah James 01753 591892   info@windsorcontemporaryartfair.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
12/11/2017 READING SCHOOL INTER-HOUSE MUSIC COMPETITION
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

The largest event of the Reading School calendar, The Inter House Music Competition, now in it’s 82nd year, sees it being held at the Hexagon for the first time. For the last 20 years the competition has been held at the beautiful Concert Hall, and having outgrown the venue, the competition has been moved to the larger Hexagon.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
12/11/2017 HENLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Henley Symphony Orchestra is delighted to open its 48th season in the splendid Reading Concert Hall by welcoming Laura Samuel and Scott Dickinson as soloists. They will play Mozart’s richly expressive Sinfonia Concertante, where Mozart’s favourite instrument, the viola, is complemented by the violin in an interplay of equals. Laura is leader of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Scott is principal viola. Both players are eminent chamber musicians and members of the Nash Ensemble. Our concert opens with Schubert’s charming Rosamunde Overture. The opera no longer survives but the incidental music, happily for us, lives on.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
13/11/2017 to 18/11/2017 PROGRESS THEATRE PRESENTS BUDDY COP 2
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Two cops...in the kind of quiet little town where a kid dreams of growing up to be a fireman. Or a racecar driver. Where the only question you ask yourself at the end of the day is if you're gonna knock back your cold one at Swanky's, Spanky's, or Zingers. A town where neighbours pitch in to help neighbours in need, and where if you wake up in the middle of the night...you should keep your eyes closed. Because the man in red is there in the corner. Watching you. Smiling at you with his yellow eyes and black teeth. Best to pretend you're still asleep. When a flood destroys the police station, the local cops set up shop in the nearby community centre, in this early 80s comedic action/mystery of holiday nostalgia and athletic rigour.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2169   enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
13/11/2017 to 18/11/2017 SISTER ACT
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

University Centre Weston (UCW) proudly presents a dazzling production of the sensational musical Sister Act. Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty And The Beast, Little Shop Of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
14/11/2017 to 15/11/2017 FINDING JOY
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Joy is 83 today: she’s funny, loves to dance, and is losing her memory. Her grandson Danny is rebellious, bright and always getting into trouble. When Danny decides to look after Joy, they discover a shared playfulness and a mutual affection. But is that enough to take on the challenges ahead? Vamos Theatre’s wordless production tells the true story of a teenager's decision to care for his grandmother with dementia, with humour, poignancy, and warmth.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
14/11/2017 PACT ADOPTION INFORMATION EVENING

PACT is running an informal information evening in Reading for anyone interested in adopting. The evening will be led by a PACT social worker and include a talk from somebody who has adopted through PACT. Booking is essential for this event so please contact our enquiries team.
PACT 9 Southern Court, South Street, Reading RG1 4QS
MORE INFO: Enquiries 0300 456 4800   enquiries@pactcharity.org   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
15/11/2017 to 18/11/2017 THE DEEP BLUE SEA - BY TERENCE RATTIGAN

The Basildonian's are performing The Deep Blue Sea by Terrence Rattigan. Tickets £10 in advance £12 on the door. Performance Starts at 8.
Basildon Village Hall, Bethesda St, Upper Basildon RG8 8NU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0119 984 1122   contact@basildonians.org   Event Web Site
15/11/2017 CHLOE HANSLIP AND DANNY DRIVER
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Chloe Hanslip and Danny Driver are two of this country’s most versatile performers, described as An outstanding compelling partnership by Gramophone Magazine the duo have been performing together regularly for the last 6 years. Their combined ability to perform lesser known and new works whilst performing the great masterpieces with consummate ease never ceases to amaze. This concert focussing on two of Beethoven’s Great Sonatas is part of Chloe and Danny’s 2017 exploration of the complete Sonatas For Violin And Piano, they have recorded all these works for release on Rubicon Classics the first of which will be released in October 2017.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
15/11/2017 LUCY WORSLEY - JANE AUSTEN AT HOME
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Historian, BBC presenter and chief curator of the Historic Royal Palaces Lucy Worlsey comes to the fitting setting of the Kenton Theatre with Jane Austen at Home. Her new talk accompanies her Sunday Times bestseller book of the same name. On the 200th anniversary of Austen's death, Lucy takes us into the rooms from which our best-loved novelist quietly changed the world. This new telling of the story of Jane's life shows us how and why she lived as she did, examining the places and spaces that mattered to her.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
15/11/2017 to 18/11/2017 PEAS AND CARROTS
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

This play has been created in response to a series of observations in The Atrium right here at South Hill Park. Peas and Carrots is at times hilarious and at times outrageous but always heart felt and real. We have an amazing Arts Centre made up of amazing people. All characters and situations in this play are fictional.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
15/11/2017 to 20/11/2017 DAVE GORMAN - WORK IN PROGRESS
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

In preparation for next series of his hit TV show Modern Life is Goodish (Dave), Dave Gorman is back on the road armed with brand new material. Taking a mischievous look at modern life, Dave will share his observations and frustrations with a little help from his laptop.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
15/11/2017 to 25/11/2017 FOOTLOOSE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Everybody cut loose and kick off your Sunday shoes! This sizzling rock ‘n' roll musical explodes on to The Haymarket stage for the first time ever! City boy Ren thinks his life is over when he’s forced to move to a rural town where dancing and rock music are banned. Ren rebels – and soon has all hell breaking loose and the whole town on its feet.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
15/11/2017 SOUL II SOUL
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

One of the greatest British urban acts ever, Soul II Soul revolutionised R’n’B and they are the height of cool. Featuring Jazzie B, Caron Wheeler and their very special live orchestral band and DJs, the hits just keep on coming including Back to Life, Keep on Moving, Get A Life, Jazzie’s Groove and many more.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
15/11/2017 TALK - WINING AND DINING IN THE 17th CENTURY
 WEST BERKSHIRE MUSEUM

We are familiar with how filmmakers portray banquets during the English Civil Wars – plenty of clashing goblets and everyone gnawing on a plump chicken or a haunch of venison, but was this how it was, and how did the food get to the table in the first place? This talk by historian Dr Christopher Scott will explain how technology, trade and fashion influenced what we ate and drank in England during the 1600s and how we cooked and consumed it. This will be a mixture of facts, stories, objects and recipes with several surprises and revelations about everyday life both at court and in ordinary homes.
West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01635 519562   museum@westberks.gov.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
15/11/2017 ROYALS WOMEN v LONDON BEES - CONTINENTAL CUP

Victory against London Bees at Madejski Stadium would send Kelly Chambers' side to the top of their Continental Cup group, and the Royals go into Wednesday's match in fine form. Summer signing Fara Williams is top scorer with five goals in six matches so far this season, including a goal from the half-way line against former club Arsenal that ended up going viral! Admission tonight is free.
Madejski Stadium, Nr M4 J11, Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 0118 968 1313   ticketing@readingfc.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
16/11/2017 SCOUTING FOR GIRLS
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

2017 officially marks a decade since the release of Scouting For Girls’ unstoppable million-selling self-titled debut album and to celebrate the 10th anniversary, SFG returns with the release of an extended, deluxe version. The deluxe anniversary reissue of the eponymous debut album will boast 14 additional tracks including live tracks and unreleased demos, available on 2CD, stream and download, plus the original album on vinyl for the very first time and a limited edition cassette.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
16/11/2017 to 31/12/2017 THE BORROWERS - THE WATERMILL CHRISTMAS SHOW
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Quick, clever and only four inches tall, The Borrowers live happily under the floorboards of a huge house. Bold young Arrietty dreams of exploring the big blue-skied world above their cosy home. But when she finally does, she’s spotted by a frightening ‘human bean’ and The Borrowers are thrown into peril. Will the tiny family escape before it’s too late? And are they ready for their greatest adventure yet? A big-hearted adventure story full of magical live music, book tickets now to join us for an action-packed Christmas treat!
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044   boxoffice@watermill.org.uk   Event Web Site
16/11/2017 REPUBLICA - JUAN CARLOS OTERA, KEIR COOPER AND LOLA RUEDA
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Inspired by historical events that preceded the Spanish Civil War, REPUBLICA is the untold story of the Spanish Revolution and a bold reclaiming of the ideals of The Second Republic (1931-1939). With today’s rising opposition between anti-austerity and far right movements all over Europe, REPUBLICA is a timely examination of the last time a government took land and power from the super-rich to give back to its people. Told by a flamenco dancer, a punk guitarist and a stripper, it demands we break the Pact of Forgetting.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Bars
17/11/2017 to 31/12/2017 APRÈS - THE WINTER BAR AT STATION HILL

For the third year the outdoor ski lodge bar will be back in Reading over the festive period. Gunter, head ski instructor/chief cocktail tester, and his team will be serving Mulled Wine, Frosty pints of Beer and their signature Winter Cocktails. Last year the bar moved to Station Hill, a move that WePop, the company behind the Après Bar, were extremely excited about. Their excitement was well-founded! A huge attraction to the Après Bar is their cosy mini chalets. Each one seats up to 10 people and is decorated with festive décor and blankets - and this year there’s a larger chalet as well, along with a marquee area with heaters. It’s a great spot to stop by for a swift drink during the festive period and it is also perfect for Christmas Parties. From reserving a small seated area or a chalet for a group, to hiring a section of the venue for your entire company.
Station Hill, Reading RG1 1NF
MORE INFO: WePop   Gunter@ApresReading.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Entertainment
17/11/2017 WOODLEY FLOWER CLUB DEMONSTRATION - ARRANGING CHRISTMAS EXCELLENCE

See some superb ideas for your own Christmas floral decorations at Woodley Flower Club's Flower Arranging Demonstration Christmas Elegance with arrangements being made by Peter Bodnor - a superb Florist from London.
Coronation Hall, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ
MORE INFO: Marion Want 0118 962 0418
Leisure : Music
17/11/2017 UNCLE BUCK IN CONCERT

Uncle Buck are an exciting ensemble of experienced musicians that visits all the key points on a journey through American music – touching blues, soul, rock, southern funk, and a little slice of jazz!
Emmbrook Sports & Social, Lowther Road, Wokingham RG41 1JB
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
Leisure : Nights Out
17/11/2017 IT'S A SHAW HOUSE THING!
 SHAW HOUSE

Many local people will be aware of some of Shaw House’s past; its part in the Civil War, its use to billet soldiers in World War II and then as a school. But there has never been an attempt to record that history theatrically. Now a cast of actors from Newbury Dramatic Society perform vignettes illustrating the history of the House, with a specially commissioned script written by Ann Davidson. Newbury Dramatic Society is the oldest established amateur theatre group in the Newbury area. They have a dynamic and diverse membership and stage a variety of shows each year, held in interesting or unusual local venues.
Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR
MORE INFO: Enquiries 01635 279279   shawhouse@westberks.gov.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
17/11/2017 LIVE MUSIC - CASE HARDIN
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

UK Americana favourites, Case Hardin are a Clubhouse Records recording artist and make a long overdue return to Arlington. Their latest album - 'Colours Simple' has been described as a 'rock masterclass' and was awarded 4/5 stars by Q magazine. Its predecessor - 2011's 'PM' was the same publication's roots Album of the Month. Case Hardin recorded a session for Bob Harris 'Under The Apple Tree' series and Harris has also played their material on his BBC Radio 2 show. Case Hardin are a powerfully engaging live act and have toured extensively throughout 2016/ 17 promoting 'Colours Simple'. They have performed at the world-famous London Palladium and the O2 Arena as part of the C2C Country 2 Country festival, where the band have appeared in three consecutive years (2015, 16, 17).
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
17/11/2017 THE ILLEGAL EAGLES
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Often acclaimed as the World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute, The Illegal Eagles return to the stage in 2017, this time celebrating their own incredible 20 years of UK & international touring! This seasoned group of talented musicians are true Eagles fans at heart. Their impressive mastery of the Eagles distinctive sound has made them one of the most sought after shows of their kind in the world. For their special 20th Anniversary tour, The Illegal Eagles bring you their strongest and most popular show to date.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
17/11/2017 JOHN MAYALL
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues". Regarded by many as British blues’ most influential artist, John’s band The Bluesbreakers launched the careers of Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green and Mick Taylor.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
17/11/2017 to 19/11/2017 HENLEY CHRISTMAS MARKET

Featuring a wide range of stalls this popular Christmas Market is the ideal place to find those perfect Christmas gifts, stocking fillers and delicious goodies for Christmas hampers! Beautiful artisan crafts, clothing and jewellery, irresistible groceries, tasty hot food, speciality drinks and a bar serving a selection of craft beers and ciders along with mulled wine and spiced cider definitely make this event worth visiting!
Market Place, Henley on Thames RG9 2AA
MORE INFO: Christmas Market Enquiries 01832 281274   Event Web Site
Leisure : Christmas
18/11/2017 READING COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR TEN-YEAR CELEBRATION CONCERT

Reading Community Gospel Choir has made it to 10 years- and what a fabulous 10 years it has been!! We have grown so much as a choir in this time and are very proud of all we have achieved and shared over the years. We are so grateful for all that have joined, supported and encouraged on this community Gospel journey. This is our time to celebrate the heartfelt, harmonious Gospel message together.
The Pavilion, Oxford Road, Reading RG1 7UY
MORE INFO: Naomi Charles 07810 736598   rcomgos@live.com   Event Web Site
18/11/2017 to 19/11/2017 EARLEY CHRISTMAS MARKET

The Earley and Radstock Social Club are organising a Christmas Market for a second year to raise funds for the Earley Community Association (E.C.A. a Registered Charity). Last year the market proved to be very popular and well attended. The charity supports local community projects like The Laurel Park Football teams (ages up to 16 years old). The Club provides facilities for fund raising functions and social events for the residents of Lower Earley.
Radstock Lane, Earley, Reading RG6 5UL
MORE INFO: Christmas Market Enquiries 07919 445448   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
18/11/2017 THE WHISKEY AFFAIR
 UNIVERSITY OF READING

Do you enjoy whiskey? Would you like to discover more about it, but don't know where to start? Do you like music? Do you like fun? The Whiskey Affair is for you if you answered 'Yes!' to any of these questions. We are returning to Reading, where we fell in love with the Great Hall so are delighted to be coming back. Netherlands, Sweden, Taiwan and Japan that you never knew existed! Upon arrival you will be handed your Whiskey Affair glass (you can keep this!) and a brochure packed full of information on the brands - a good reference point for you to see which your new favourites will be.
Great Hall, University of Reading London Road Campus RG1 5AQ
MORE INFO: Event Enquiries 07815 478999   Event Web Site
18/11/2017 to 19/11/2017 SOUTH HILL PARK CRAFT AND DESIGN FAIR
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Located throughout the Mansion and Wilde Theatre foyer, the Craft Fair will showcase the handcrafted and high quality work of British craft makers. This is the perfect opportunity to see a wonderfully diverse range of rich local talent and take home unique Christmas gifts for all of the family. After carefully choosing each of the exhibiting craft makers, this is also a great chance to talk to the artists on a personal level about how each item has been made and learn its story. We will also be holding open access in the craft studios, giving visitors the opportunity to watch students at work, talk to the tutors about all the creative magic that goes on and be inspired by the work-spaces here at South Hill Park.
South Hill Park Grounds Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Music
18/11/2017 SONGS FROM THE SHOWS - CONCERT WITH BELLE CANTO

Enjoy a selection of songs from Broadway, the West End and the Silver Screen. Get your toes tapping to Putting on the Ritz and enjoy the romance of Some Enchanted Evening. This performance will also showcase the talents of our pianist, David Gillis, who will play a variety of pieces from his vast repertoire, ranging from classical to jazz. Belle Canto is a ladies vocal trio consisting of Gabi McKeown, Heather Sims and Jane Greenshields.
All Saints Church, Swallowfield RG7 1TH
MORE INFO: Concert Organiser 0118 988 2530   info@bellecanto.uk   Event Web Site
18/11/2017 WHITEKNIGHTS ENSEMBLE WIND MUSIC CHARITY CONCERT

Join the Whiteknights Ensemble for an evening of varied music for wind quintet. All proceeds from this event will go to local charity, Rosie’s Rainbow Fund, which supports sick and disabled children through art and music therapy. Programme: W.A.Mozart – Overture: The Magic Flute; György Ligeti – Six Bagatelles; Giuseppe Cambini – Quintet No.2 in D minor; Carl Nielsen – Wind Quintet; Paul Patterson – Westerly Winds. 7.30pm.
St Paul’s Church, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH
MORE INFO:   info@whiteknightsensemble.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
18/11/2017 THE THINKING DRINKERS - THE HISTORY OF ALCOHOL
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Enjoy five free drinks as these award-winning professional drink experts definitively prove that alcohol has influenced everything that has ever happened. Ever. Their brand new show is an intoxicating, hilarious time-travelling journey through our drink-drenched past, pouring the entire history of human civilisation into a shot glass. You’ll laugh a lot, you’ll learn a lot and, if that’s not enough, you get five free drinks. The perfect aperitif to any evening.
Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
18/11/2017 SIMON AMSTELL - WHAT IS THIS?
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Following a series of critically acclaimed, sold out international tours, Simon Amstell begins his fifth stand up tour in the UK. 'What is this?' promises to be a deeply personal, funny exploration of beauty, intimacy, freedom, sex and love.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
18/11/2017 BASEL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Mendelssohn's vivid musical picture of the surging sea around Fingal's Cave is followed by a short piece by tonight's conductor. The piano concerto shows many of Mendelssohn's strengths, as a dramatic first movement gives way to a lyrical and tender slow section. The finale is a tour de force of fleet fingered virtuosity. Schubert’s last symphony is possibly his greatest masterpiece in any form, a supremely lyrical and imaginative work. The four movements are built on a grand scale and the musical architecture is handled with great care, yet the whole piece unfurls in one majestic sweep.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
18/11/2017 SOUL LEGENDS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Coming to you direct from the USA… it’s the music of Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson and more! From Sixties origins to present day via all your classic Seventies and Eighties floor-fillers. Talented singers and musicians, jaw-dropping choreography and costumes, and hits such as Respect, Soul Man, Boogie Wonderland, Knock On Wood, Midnight Hour, Proud Mary, Ain’t No Stopping Us Now and many more.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
18/11/2017 PHIL WANG
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Phil is a 27-year old stand-up comedian on his first tour of the UK. He has appeared on Have I Got News For You, Live at the Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and Would I Lie To You? He is very excited to be performing here, in Reading - a place he often calls his second home.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
18/11/2017 AFRO CELT SOUND SYSTEM
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Formed by Grammy-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System are a European and African based collective who’ve been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started. With sales now topping one and a half million albums and two Grammy nominations to date, Afro Celt Sound System celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a stunning new album.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   hexagon.boxoffice@reading.gov.uk   Event Web Site
18/11/2017 CLUB VELOCITY - A VERY DEEP HOLE, WOLFS, AND DROVES
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

A VERY DEEP HOLE - Your fave psyche garage five piece punks. Very good band-for people who know their garage from their garage. Their debut album is ace. WOLFS - Becoming firm Silver Street faves. Two piece from Oxford. Left of centre pop music for kids who know their punkrock. ROVES - Made a lot of new friends the first time they played Silver Street-
recently. New kids on the block,already causing waves round these parts.
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
Local Information :
18/11/2017 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
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18/11/2017 PANGBOURNE COLLEGE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

A great chance to buy some unique Christmas gifts or simply to pamper yourself at this truly festive event. With something for all ages alongside delicious cakes and home baked refreshments the whole family will get into the Christmas Spirit at the Pangbourne College Christmas Bazaar. Fine jewellery, clothing and accessories, china and glass, wood turning, Christmas decorations and foods. Free entrance and ample parking.
Drake Hall, Pangbourne College, Pangbourne RG8 8LA
MORE INFO: Paula Read 01635 860039 or 07793 116937   pangbournepa@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
19/11/2017 CHICAGO BLUES
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

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 that presents the best material from the original Blues Brothers movies and is jam-packed full of songs by legends suchas Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Otis Redding, Ray Charles, Tina Turner, Cab Calloway – plus many other blues, soul, Motown and funk classics and a few surprises thrown in along the way. Capturing the sound, energy and persona that propelled the film to a cult status that still thrills audiences worldwide today.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
19/11/2017 CREATIVE CONTROL BAND NIGHT
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Showcasing the very best of up and coming bands and acoustic acts from the local area. The Cellar Bar’s unrivalled atmosphere is a great venue for acts to perform and hone their live performance craft. In association with Creative Control Studio, these nights is designed to give local acts a platform to perform to their fans.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
19/11/2017 AN AUDIENCE WITH JOE BROWN
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Premier rock ‘n roll superstar Joe Brown goes from strength to strength as his contemporary achievements continue to gather momentum. A real survivor and a mega musical talent, the musician’s musician Joe Brown has seen it all and, as his fans can testify, his tales of life on the road are, quite simply, hilarious. He has stories and jokes - and he certainly knows how to tell ‘em.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
19/11/2017 DR HOOK - STARRING DENNIS LOCORRIERE
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

From the very beginnings of Dr Hook to the height of their success, Dennis Locorriere was the unmistakable voice of the band's biggest hits and best loved songs. Receiving more than 70 Platinum & Gold Discs, Dr Hook have reached legendary status in many countries. Reviving special memories with classics such as Sylvia's Mother, Sexy Eyes, A Little Bit More, When You're In Love With A Beautiful Woman, Sharing The Night Together, The Cover Of Rolling Stone and Queen Of The Silver Dollar, don't miss the opportunity of seeing Dr Hook live!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Local Information :
19/11/2017 WAINGELLS COLLEGE CHRISTMAS FAIR

Our very popular Christmas Fair returns for the 4th year running with over 50 stalls selling a huge variety of items. All your Christmas gifts under one roof! 10am to 2pm.
Waingels Road, Woodley RG5 4RF
MORE INFO: Christmas Fair Enquiries 0118 969 0336   generalenquiries@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
19/11/2017 ST BARTHOLEMEW'S SCHOOL CHRISTMAS GIFT AND CRAFT FAIR

This annual fund raising event is organised by the Parent's Association. All proceeds go to supporting the students at St Bart's. Over 60 stalls- Wide selection of homemade crafts and gifts- All price ranges from stocking fillers to that special gift.
St Bartholemew's School, Andover Road, Newbury RG14 6JP
MORE INFO: Christmas Fair Enquiries 01635 278650   stbartspa@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
20/11/2017 THE BEST OF QUEEN
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Flash have been paying homage to the world’s most theatrical and dramatic Rock band, Queen since 2002, and in that time have had a huge impact on audiences across the world. Italian born front man, Claudio Desideri plays a uncannily realistic ‘Freddie’ with just the right look, stage persona and from an early age has trained and developed a vocal range capable of performing these iconic songs, recreating the magic that made Queen live shows so very special.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
20/11/2017 NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING - NEWBURY

We shall be having a talk by Dr Nick Young speaking about Newbury Then and Now and crime updates from the Police and Fire Service. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting.
West Berkshire Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD
MORE INFO: Angela Money 01635 40866   ajmy5m7@inbox.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
21/11/2017 to 22/11/2017 TODDLER DAYS AT THE LOOK OUT 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
21/11/2017 A CELEBRATION OF FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

A celebration of 'Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, is a fast paced, energetic production with an authentic live concert feel. Putting their own charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as, 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Walk Like A Man', ‘Sherry’ & 'Oh What A Night', the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why ‘The Four Seasons’ sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame'.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
21/11/2017 to 23/11/2017 BEYOND THE SEA - BERKSHIRE MAESTROS JUNIOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Berkshire Maestros plays host to more than 1000 children and young people from schools across Reading and the surrounding areas as they return for their Junior Music Festival for three nights. Young musicians from Maestros will accompany the youngsters in a performance of ‘Beyond the Sea’ featuring a theatre piece entitled ‘Ocean Commotion’, a touching story of an underwater community and the importance of working together. The story is told through sea shanties and popular songs reflecting the theme of the sea.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
21/11/2017 to 30/12/2017 MIKI - THE NORDEN FARM CHRISTMAS SHOW FOR CHILDREN
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Miki, Polar Bear and Penguin live in a very far away place. It’s an icy world where nothing ever grows. One midwinter eve, they make a wish and Miki embarks on a magical adventure in search of a star... Based on the book by Stephen Mackey, Miki is an inspiring story about friendship, courage and adventure. It features amazing underwater creatures, enchanting music and extraordinary puppetry.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
21/11/2017 WINDSOR FC v ABINGDON UTD

Summer 2011 and it’s rather ironic that 100 years of senior football at Stag Meadow should be celebrated by the birth of a brand new club, Windsor FC, which came to be following the sad demise after 118 years of Windsor & Eton FC. During the final death throes of the previous club it became apparent, following several well attended supporters’ meetings, that the will was there to continue to host a senior football club in Windsor for the community to embrace and, therefore, on February 4th 2011 WFC Football Community Development Ltd was registered with Companies House with the aim of achieving that objective. Founding Director Kevin Stott and a newly-appointed management committee then set about the long and sometimes arduous task of turning that dream into a reality. Since then the club has made steady progress and is curently having its best-ever season in the Hellenic Premier Division.
Stag Meadow, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3DR
MORE INFO: Matchday Enquiries 01753 860656   webmaster@windsorfc.net   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
22/11/2017 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
Leisure : Exhbitions
22/11/2017 to 26/11/2017 WILDLIFE OF THE WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY

The photographers participating in this theme have sent us striking images of the widest range of species, from elephants to insects. Many of the images in this exhibition highlight the relationships that species have with their habitats. What shines through is the photographers’ admiration and empathy with the subject, together with their sheer joy and sense of privilege of being able to photograph them. We hope this exhibition will encourage our visitors to make a personal commitment to help preserve our biosphere and its fauna. After all, most of our genes are also found in many animals. It is ignorant of us to ignore our true nature. WILDLIFE OF THE WORLD is a touring photographic exhibition created and supported by The Photographic Angle.Please check website prior to attendance for latest information as dates may be subject to change. Open 10am – 3pm Daily - Free Public Admission.
Thames Valley Park (TVP1 & 2), 300 Thames Valley Park Drive, Reading RG6 1AD
MORE INFO: Lou Griffiths 0800 0287338   info@thephotographicangle.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
22/11/2017 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
22/11/2017 JACKSON LIVE IN CONCERT TRIBUTE SHOW
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time, but many of today’s artists have been inspired by his iconic style. His career spanned nearly five decades of music, and he was continually at the forefront of popular music. Jackson Live in Concert sees long-time fan and hugely talented Ben recreate the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
22/11/2017 NORDEN FARM ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - ALFIE GRIFFIN
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Join Norden Farm's first ever artist in residence Alfie Griffin for some laid-back sets of acoustic music in our Cafe Bar this November - entry is free! Alfie is a Reading based singer/songwriter. You may recognise him as a regular at our Studio Sessions events and this year's Big Berkshire Beach Gig where he was a firm fan favourite!
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
22/11/2017 DANIEL SLOSS - NOW
 THE FIRE STATION CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CULTURE

NOW is the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning stand-up. Star of TV’s ‘Conan’ (a record seven appearances), to-date Daniel has performed nine sell-out Edinburgh Fringe’s, two solo off-Broadway seasons, released a DVD, given a ‘Tedx’ Talk (aged 19) and tours extensively to rave reviews throughout Australasia, USA, UK and Europe.
The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture, The Old Court, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3BL
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 866 865   info@fireythings.com   Event Web Site
22/11/2017 LIVE MUSIC - MAWKIN
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals, Mawkin modernise traditional folk material with their own touch. The line up features brothers David Delarre (vocals, guitar) and James Delarre (vocals, violin), Nick Cooke (melodeon), Danny Crump (bass) and Lee Richardson (drums). The band have supported Bellowhead on their farewell tour amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
22/11/2017 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - THIS WEEK, A SQUASH AND SQUEEZE
 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
Leisure : Theatre
22/11/2017 INUA ELLAMS - AN EVENING WITH AN IMMIGRANT
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist and designer. He was born in Nigeria in 1984, to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory. He left Nigeria in 1996 for England, aged 12. Inua writes about his upbringing, the experience of immigration, and of living in the UK today. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, this is Inua’s ridiculous, fantastic and poignant immigrant-story.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
23/11/2017 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
23/11/2017 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Featuring a small cast of talented young actor-musicians, Starmaker’s Spelling Bee is sure to be a unique and unforgettable experience! An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life-unaffirming ‘ding’ of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. Its traumas and triumphs will be highly relatable for anybody over the age of 13. Contains infrequent anatomical references; the Saturday matinee has been adapted for a younger audience and all are welcome.
The Whitty Theatre, Luckley Road, Wokingham RG40 3EU
MORE INFO: Tracey Essery 07785 316612   Tracey@starmaker.org.uk   Event Web Site
23/11/2017 SEIRIOL DAVIES - HOW TO WIN AGAINST HISTORY
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquis of Anglesey, was one of the Earth's wealthiest men, until he lost it all by being too damn fabulous. Seiriol Davies's fierce, hilarious, tragi-gorgeous, ripped-up new musical about being too weird for the world (but desperately not wanting it to forget you) was the solid gold, sparkly-diamond-studded hit of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
23/11/2017 SWINGING INTO CHRISTMAS
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Swing ‘n’ sing-along into Christmas - with the unique Five Star Swing Big Band show – As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and BBC “Children in Need”. Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic Big Band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole - jazzing up those Jingle Bells! Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother), plus Tony Bennett’s trombonist!
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
23/11/2017 JINKX MONSOON AND MAJOR SCALES - THE VAUDEVILLIANS
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

After selling out an often-extended Off-Broadway run, an Australian tour and a sell-out run at Soho Theatre, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon presents The Vaudevillians, a bawdy, rowdy musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
23/11/2017 MILTON JONES - IS OUT THERE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn't just forgotten his keys. He's holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means it's probably just a window. In his brand new show he'll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media (which doesn't include these words obviously). He will also be scaling the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
23/11/2017 to 25/11/2017 STARMAKER THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the world with its effortless wit and humour. Featuring a small cast of young actor-musicians, Starmaker’s Spelling Bee is sure to be a unique and unforgettable experience! An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.
The Whitty Theatre, Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham RG40 3EU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 988 7959   tracey@starmakeruk.org   Event Web Site
Leisure : Dance
24/11/2017 MAIDENHEAD 30s to 50s-PLUS 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
24/11/2017 LULU - IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Following on from her smash hit 2016 tour, Lulu returns with her biggest tour yet! There is one overriding influence in the life of this acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, Grammy and Novello Award nominee, and that is it has always been ‘All About the Music'. Lulu delivers a show packed full of her hits, new songs and songs that have influenced and guided her throughout her incredible career.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
24/11/2017 SIMON YATES - MY MOUNTAIN LIFE
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner, Joe Simpson, dangling on the rope 50 metres below. His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic of survival that followed and with the publication of the book ‘Touching The Void’ and the later film, both climbers became household names.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
24/11/2017 CONSERVATOIRE CONCERT SERIES - AIZHANA NURKENOVA, PIANO
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Enormously talented Kazakh-British pianist Aizhana Nurkenova is active in concert venues around the world. Her programme at South Hill Park is a mixture of music from Germany (JS Bach) and Russia (Medtner, Scriabin and Rachmaninov) and Kazakhstan with her own composition, Native Land.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
24/11/2017 LIVE MUSIC - PETER KING, ALTO-SAX
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

The international icon Peter King is one of the greatest ever jazz saxophonists. Forming a sax duet on the night, the challenger is the extraordinary multi-reedist Simon Allen. Supported by one of the acknowledged best rhythm sections in the UK: Alex Hutton (piano), Arnie Somogyi (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
24/11/2017 PRINCES COUNTRYSIDE FUND RACEDAY AND CHRISTMAS FAIR AT ASCOT

The Jumps season continues at thePrince's Countryside Fund Racing Weekend & Christmas Shopping Fair, which opens on Friday with a varied six-race card over fences and hurdles and tickets are FREE in the Queen Anne Enclosure and for under-18s. With the festive season well on its way, enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping at the Country Living Christmas Shopping Fair in the Grandstand in between races.
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Box Office 0870 727 1234   enquiries@ascot.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
25/11/2017 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
25/11/2017 to 26/11/2017 THE FIRE AND LIGHT SHOW AT THE LOOK OUT 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
Leisure : Museums
25/11/2017 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
25/11/2017 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 : Music
25/11/2017 READING HAYDN CHOIR AUTUMN CONCERT – DURUFLE REQUIEM

For our Autumn Concert, on Saturday, November 25th at 7.30 pm in Greyfriars Church, Reading, we will be singing the Durufle Requiem and Handel's Dixit Dominus.
Greyfriars Church, Friar Street, RG1 1EH
MORE INFO: Christopher Lock 07557 900 210   lock.chris1@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Nights Out
25/11/2017 OUT OF AFRICA CHARITY BALL 2017 IN AID OF CREATING BETTER FUTURES

We invite you to our annual Out of Africa Charity Ball 2017 where our Africa-on-Thames unique gala dinner will once again bring Africa to the heart of Berkshire. Prepare to be taken on a journey of Africa, immersing yourself in its diverse and lively culture. Our ball is the perfect celebration for your company’s Christmas gathering, corporate hospitality event or team night out and to grow your network and business potential! You will enjoy live African entertainment by talented performers, arts and crafts, charity auction, raffle and more; all in a celebration of the joy and hope that comes out of Africa. Our keynote speakers will inspire you with their first-hand experience of volunteering in rural Zimbabwean schools. Having provided over a million meals to children so far, we currently support 2218 children at 9 different primary and secondary schools in making sure they’re being educated and fed. Whilst 177 of them are sponsored, we have hundreds of children on our waiting list for sponsors. By supporting Creating Better Futures, your donation will change lives as you will be providing education, food, water and resources for orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe. Your ticket will help to feed a class of 50 children for one whole month. Our team is made up of dedicated volunteers in the UK and Zimbabwe who donate their time and expertise daily.
Hilton Hotel, Drake Way, Reading RG2 0GQ
MORE INFO: Hanna Siddiqui 01183271154   events@creatingbetterfutures.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
25/11/2017 OUR FAVOURITE THINGS
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Thames Valley Gay Chorus was formed in 2003 and since then they’ve been singing in harmony (mostly) ever since! In this special year for our community, they’ve decided to sing some of their favourites from over the years they’ve been together and so the idea of Our Favourite Things concert was born. Join us for a beautiful night of music from the Silver Screen to Classical, Broadway to Pop Charts and plus some new surprises!
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
25/11/2017 THE SALVATION ARMY BAND - CAROLS AT THE CORN EXCHANGE
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

For the past 23 years The Salvation Army, Newbury, have held an annual carol concert in the Corn Exchange. This year they have The Central Southern Area Fellowship Band under the direction of their new leader, Ken Clark, The Basingstoke Tambourine Group and a local junior school choir as our guests. It will be compered by Major Fred Thompson, who has become a great friend of the occasion and has bought a lighthearted family feel to the evening.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
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25/11/2017 WALLINGFORD LOCAL PRODUCERS' SATURDAY MARKET

To make available produce grown or produced within a 30 mile radius of Wallingford, sourcing ingredients, wherever possible from within that area. To educate and promote the benefits of locally produced food and other products thereby supporting a vibrant and dynamic local economy. The market was started in 2007 by some of the current stallholders as a means to reach the local community. The produce available ranges from meat (pork, beef, lamb), fruit and vegetables, plants, bread, cheeses, wines, beers,cakes ready prepared food, chocolate, jams, preserves, crafts including wood, knitting, jewellery, cosmetics, pottery, photography, painting and much more. 10am to 1pm.
Regal Centre, St Martin’s Street, Wallingford OX10 0DP
MORE INFO: Dennis Jackson   admin@wlpm.org.uk   Event Web Site
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25/11/2017 ALDWORTH VILLAGE MARKET

Aldworth's award winning Saturday Market takes place every Saturday morning in the Village Hall. Here you can buy vegetables and other produce, cakes and bread, newspapers and sweets. Please note that bread and newspapers must be pre-ordered.
Aldworth Village Hall, Bell Lane, Aldworth RG8 9SB
MORE INFO: 01635 578090   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
25/11/2017 MAIDENHEAD UTD v MACCLESFIELD - VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE

Maidenhead are in their first-ever season at the top of the non-league pyramid. And there they have already met many ex-Football League teams in Hartlepool, Wrexham, Tranmere, Chester, Aldershot, Leyton Orient, Maidstone, Dagenham-Redbridge, Halifax, Gateshead and now yet another club who slipped out of the mainstream a couple of decades ago and fancy getting back there. They are one of those awkward teams capable of beating the best, and losing to the worst. Depends which Macclesfield turns up at York Road - but having crashed 3-0 to Gateshead in the last home match, the Magpies will be keen to restore the faith of their fans.
York Road, Maidenhead SL6 1SF
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01628 636314   Event Web Site
25/11/2017 ROYALS v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY - SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

The pressure in the Sky Bet Championship is relentless and seven days after a desperately unlucky loss to league leaders Wolves at the Mad Stad there's another visit from promotion contenders, this time in the shape of Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls have one of the most potent attacking forces in the division, so Royals will have to plug the defensive gaps which gifted Wolves two goals.
Madejski Stadium, Nr M4 J11, Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: RFC Ticket Office 0118 968 1313   ticketing@readingfc.co.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
25/11/2017 PRINCE'S COUNTRYSIDE FUND RACEDAY AND CHRISTMAS FAIR AT ASCOT

Join us for an action packed day of Jumps racing featuring the Grade 2 Coral Ascot Hurdle, which takes place over two miles and three-and-a-half furlongs. Lose yourself in between races at the Country Living Christmas Shopping Fair on the Grandstand concourse.
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Box Office 0870 727 1234   enquiries@ascot.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
26/11/2017 WEST FOREST CHAMBER CONCERT
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Join the West Forest Chamber Ensemble and Royal Academy of Music accordion student Ben de Souza as they demonstrate the versatility of the classical accordion. Featuring Mozart’s Rondo and Adagio for glass harmonica (KV 617) and Dvorak’s Six Bagatelles for two violins, cello and harmonium (Op. 47), this concert will showcase both the sound of the accordion and its similarities and differences with the instruments for which these pieces were written.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 07785 316612   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
26/11/2017 MUSIC NIGHT AT THE MILL - THE CHRIS BARBER BIG BAND
 THE MILL AT SONNING

British jazz trombonist Chris Barber celebrates his 69th year as a bandleader in 2016. Inspired by the King Oliver Creole Jazz Band, Chris formed his first 'Barber New Orleans Band' in 1949 at the age of nineteen and has never stopped, performing in over 10,000 concerts and making thousands of recordings. Now The BIG Chris Barber Band keeps marching on, right into the 21st Century.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
Sport : Ice Hockey
26/11/2017 BRACKNELL BEES v SWINDON WILDCATS

The Bracknell Bees are playing their 30th season of senior Ice Hockey, currently in the National League Division 1 South. Their rink seats 3100 people, there are usually seats available for all games. Downstairs spectators sit behind plexi-glass which surrounds the entire ice surface. Upstairs, spectators are above the plexi and the puck can enter the spectator’s area with little warning. The rink is well insulated and the ambient temperature is usually fairly warm. In line with the new laws the entire John Nike Leisuresport Complex is now a non-smoking venue.
John Nike Leisuresport Complex, Bracknell
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 789000   matchnight@bracknellbeesihc.com   Event Web Site
Sport : Rugby Union
26/11/2017 LONDON IRISH v WASPS

After winning their first match of the season in fine style at Twickenham, London Irish have faltered badly, the one shining light being a terrific Euro Challenge Cup win against Stade Francais in Paris. So far the Exiles have not won at the Mad Stad this season, including, earlier this month, a 26-22 loss to Bath in the Anglo Welsh Cup and a 22-18 loss to the same opponents in the Premiership. Now come Wasps, who are likely to be an even tougher nut to crack.
Madejski Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 968 1016   contact@london-irish.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
27/11/2017 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
28/11/2017 to 02/12/2017 YEOMEN OF THE GUARD

Gilbert and Sullivan's Yeomen of the Guard staged by Woodley Light Operatic Society. Tue-Sat 7.45pm; in addition Saturday matinee at 3 pm. Box Office 0333 666 3366 or book online at woodleylightoperatic.ticketsource.co.uk
Oakwood Centre, Woodley RG5 4JZ
MORE INFO: Simone Worringham 0118 926 1995   s.worringham@ntlworld.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Entertainment
29/11/2017 SMOKING HOT COMEDY

Five comedians for £5. Visit PUBLIC, Reading for Smoking Hot Comedy. This is the final show of 2017 and is set to be an explosive - and hilarious - night!
PUBLIC, 11 Castle Street, Reading RG1 7SB
MORE INFO: Smoking Hot Comedy 0118 950 7651   Event Web Site
Leisure : Dance
01/12/2017 OVER 30s, 40s AND 50s PARTY NIGHT FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES

Singles and couples welcome. Terrific music, super dance floor, great atmosphere, friendly people and FREE on-site car parking. 15percent OFF drinks 8.30-9.30pm. Ladies/Gents: £10 - Pay on the door. Smart denim ok, Collared shirt required. No trainers, T shirts, etc. Right of admission reserved.
Maidenhead Rugby Football Club, Braywick Park, Braywick Road, Maidenhead SL6 1BN
MORE INFO: Brian Lewis 0800 3134441   info@dance-parties.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
01/12/2017 to 07/01/2018 THE NEWBURY PANTOMIME - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Prepare for an action-packed pantomime full of songs, mischief and plenty of magic! Will the Beast ever break the terrible curse that entraps him? Will love conquer all? And which pop star will pen the next big hit that’ll feature in this year’s pantomime extravaganza! From our esteemed panto writer and director, Phil Willmott will once again put his own unique spin on this classic fairy tale of good triumphing over evil. Our ever-popular pantomime has become a fun-filled tradition for the families of Newbury and beyond. Grab your tickets for our next biggest festive treat!
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
01/12/2017 LADBROKES WINTER CARNIVAL RACEDAY AT NEWBURY

The first of two superb days of Jump racing kicks off our most-high profile meeting of the season – The Ladbrokes Winter Carnival. Winners on this day have included Jenkins, Clan des Obeaux and Unowhatimeanharry who followed in the footsteps of Big Buck’s, Inglis Drever and Thistlecrack in landing the Grade 2 Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle.
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015   info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Markets
02/12/2017 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET (WINDSOR)

Developed in association with the Windsor and Eton Town Partnership, Windsor farmers' market offers a wide range of produce and is within easy walking distance of the town centre and residential area. Closest car park is at East Berks College off Trinity Place, a minute's walk away.
St Leonard’s Road between East Berks College and Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor SL4 3BL
MORE INFO: Claudine Andrew 07896 902850   ascotwindsormanager@hotmail.com   Event Web Site
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02/12/2017 THE VILLAGE ARTISAN FOOD MARKET

The Village Artisan Food Market was started by Jane Bywater about three years ago. Theresa Wright has recently joined Jane to help develop this quality market. The monthly market is held at Beenham Village Hall in West Berkshire UK and promotes small, enthusiastic contributors who want to sell their home-made or home grown produce to an appreciative audience.
Beenham Village Hall, RG7 5NN
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
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02/12/2017 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
Sport : Horse Racing
02/12/2017 LADBROKES TROPHY RACEDAY AT NEWBURY

After 60 years the much loved Hennessy Gold Cup has become the Ladbrokes Trophy. This iconic race will be the highlight of the second day of the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival. Two days of thrilling racing where legends are made… The Ladbrokes Winter Carnival reaches its climax with an outstanding day of Jump racing featuring the Ladbrokes Trophy won in its previous incarnation, the Hennessy Gold Cup, by racing legends such as Arkle, Mill House, Burrough Hill Lad and more recently Denman. 2016 saw a big-race treble for the all-conquering Dorset team of Colin Tizzard with Native River, Thistlecrack and Ultragold all landing the spoils on a memorable day. It is always one of the highlights of the winter social calendar and with an electric atmosphere and live music after racing, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015   info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Charity
03/12/2017 READING SANTA RUN

A unique opportunity to run through the town centre, taking in Broad Street, The Oracle Riverside and the Kennet and Avon Canal. To raise funds for two main Charities: No:5 – Counselling for 10-25-year olds, and Reading Family Aid – helping children living with poverty and other disadvantages. Other local charities will also benefit from funds raised at the event: The Alzheimer’s Society, Berkshire Woman’s Aid, P.A.C.T and RAHAB. All the profits will go to these charities.
Starts Forbury Gardens, The Forbury, Reading RG1 3HS
MORE INFO: Graham Broadhurst 0774 094 3050   graham.broadhurst@outlook.com   Event Web Site
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03/12/2017 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET (NEWBURY)

Newbury Farmers' Market runs twice a month on the first and third Sunday. Originally set up by the Council to give local farmers and producers an opportunity to sell their produce direct to the public, most will have been grown or processed within 30 miles of West Berkshire. The Farmers' Market supports the local economy, providing healthy fresh food and reducing food miles - the distance food has travelled from where it is produced. In addition, the market provides an opportunity to find out more about issues such as Genetically Modified foods, land management and organic farming.
Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Johnny Morrison 07818 215 623   cuthbert71@icloud.com   Event Web Site
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03/12/2017 ROYAL BERKSHIRE MEDICAL HERITAGE CENTRE

Museum showing changes in medicine that have taken place in the past 150 years. Also history of Royal Berkshire Hospital. Displays cover a wide range of areas including surgery , anaesthesia, nursing, blood letting (see live leeches) and wartime medicine.
Level 4, Main Entrance, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading RG1 5AN
MORE INFO: Museum Curator 0118 954 9371   Josephine.Cutts@royalberkshire.nhs.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
06/12/2017 to 16/12/2017 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE - A LIVE RADIO PLAY
 WOKINGHAM THEATRE

The American Christmas classic - but in a 1940s radio studio. A few actors bring dozens of characters to life in the story of the idealistic George Bailey, his plans to see the world and the obstacles that get in his way. True to the original much-loved film, but fresh and inventive using props, live music and sound effects to conjure up this seasonal love story.
Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road Wokingham RG40 5TU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 978 5363   boxoffice@wokinghamtheatre.org.uk   Event Web Site
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07/12/2017 CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT - IN AID OF READING HOMELESS CHARITY LAUNCHPAD

Launchpad's annual carol service celebrates it's 10th year this December. For a wonderful way to start the festive season, we welcome you to join our staff, clients, volunteers and patrons in the beautiful surroundings of Reading Minster on Thursday 7th December from 6 - 7pm. There will be special guest readers, with music from Reading Bach Choir, the winners of the Launchpad School Choir Competition and Launchpad Patron, Danyl Johnson. Last year, we welcomed the most people to Reading Minster in the nine years we’ve held the carol service and raised over £9,000. We are very grateful to the local community for all of their support. All proceeds go directly to Launchpad, allowing us to continue our crucial work to prevent homelessness in Reading, over the festive season and all year round. Starts 6pm.
Reading Minster of St. Mary the Virgin, St. Mary’s Butts, RG1 2HX
MORE INFO: Carol Concert Organiser 0118 950 7656   enquiries@launchpadreading.org.uk   Event Web Site
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07/12/2017 WOKINGHAM FARMERS' MARKET

Wokingham Farmers' Market is certified by the National Association of Farmers' Markets. Its policy is 'fresh local food at a fair price'. As the market offers a 'customer first' policy offering a huge product range, foods have been introduced in the market from beyond the 30 mile local radius. The product range includes several fresh meat farmers & cheese farmers. Also fresh water & sea fish stalls, as well as watercress, seasonable fruit & vegetables, cakes, preserves, honey, breads, wines, fruit juices, sauces, eggs plus much more.
Market Place, Wokingham town centre
MORE INFO: Rob Vincent 0118 974 0881   marketsup@wokingham-tc.gov.uk   Event Web Site
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09/12/2017 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET (PURLEY)

Run in conjunction with Purley Parish Council, this market is in the big barn next to the Goosecroft recreation ground in Beech Road. Refreshments are provided by the WI, and there's a craft market featuring Purley Lacemakers, local artists, a blacksmith and handmade jewellery.
Big Barn, Beech Road, Purley-on-Thames RG8 8DS
MORE INFO: TVFM Office 01235 227266   info@tvfm.org.uk   Event Web Site
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10/12/2017 MAIDENHEAD FARMERS' MARKET

Enjoy the friendly atmosphere whilst shopping for great fare at Berkshire's longest-running farmers' market. Our 25 stalls offer a huge choice of quality meats, free-range poultry and game, trout, fresh seafish and lobster, award-winning cheeses, preserves, baked goods, seasonal vegetables and fruit, real ales, fruit juice and lots more. Join the customer loyalty scheme at the tea stall to qualify for free vouchers! A FARMA certified market.
Grove Road car park, Park Street, Maidenhead (behind Town Hall) SL6 1LW
MORE INFO: Market Organiser 01628 670272   info@maidenheadfarmersmarket.org.uk   Event Web Site