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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
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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
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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