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08th DEC 2017
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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
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
23/11/2017 to 27/01/2018 MY FAIR LADY
 THE MILL AT SONNING

The story of Eliza Dolittle – the Cockney flower girl who speaks in ‘yowls’ and not ‘vowels’ – has rightfully captivated audiences for decades. Add to this an unforgettable score including songs Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, On The Street Where You Live, I Could Have Danced All Night and Get Me To The Church On Time and My Fair Lady’s phenomenal worldwide success can be readily understood. Following the record-breaking success of High Society last Christmas, The Mill is delighted to welcome back Joseph Pitcher to direct and choreograph what promises to be a very special and truly momentous production.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
30/11/2017 to 03/01/2018 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS BRACKNELL PANTOMIME - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

With the success of Cinderella still ringing in the air, we are pleased announce our 2017 pantomime Beauty and the Beast! The bright and beautiful Belle encounters an enchanted castle in which a Beast who has been struck with a curse hides. Despite her fears, she eventually befriends the castle’s magical staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognise the kind heart and soul of the prince who is trapped behind the hex.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
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
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
08/12/2017 to 10/12/2017 THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

On the night before Christmas, Emily stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning, while in the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to get presents. So he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself. Along the way he dodges the family cat, gets directions from a cowardly robot and is given some unexpected advice from the magical fairy on top of the tree. Will Eddie get an answer? Will Emily get her wish? And what is that funny-shaped present sitting under the tree?
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
08/12/2017 ORIGINAL SING-ALONG-A-MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

A frank, fun and proThe cult hit is back by popular demand for another mini tour! A 2016 Christmas sellout! The ORIGINAL and BEST Sing-a-long-a Muppet Christmas Carol (looking at you, Prince Charles Cinema). Come sing-a-long to the best Christmas film ever! Come support Michael Caine as he does some ‘acting’! Witness laughter, redemption and singing food!vocative look at the trials and tribulations of modern life seen through the eyes of a young black woman. Inspired by Racheal’s own experiences, Portrait uses music, poetry, humour and dance to examine identity and role models and challenge cultural stereotypes. Written and performed by Racheal Ofori. Directed for Edinburgh and UK tour by Kate Hewitt.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
08/12/2017 CONSERVATOIRE CONCERT SERIES - AIZHANA NURKENOVA, PIANO
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Susanna’s repetoire will include the of songs Britten, Poulenc, Debussy, Webern, Brahms and Strauss.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
08/12/2017 POETS' CAFÉ - MAURA DOOLEY
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Reading's longest running - and best loved - poetry platform, is held on the second Friday of every month and is open to all. Promoted by South Street in association with The Poetry Society's Reading Stanza group who host the evenings and programme the fantastic guest poets. Every month there is also an opportunity to read your own poetry in our open mic section.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
08/12/2017 to 09/12/2017 TILEHURST AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY (TADS) - JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

It's that time of year again! Oh no its not! Oh yes it is!! TADS is pleased to be performing its 2017 pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. Lots of fun to be enjoyed to get everyone in the mood for Christmas.
Tilehurst Village Hall, Victoria Road, Tilehurst RG31 5AB
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 943 3016   tads14@btinternet.com   Event Web Site
09/12/2017 to 07/01/2018 THE READING HEXAGON PANTOMIME - PETER PAN
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Come and join us on a magical journey as we fly away to Neverland this festive season with Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. Returning due to overwhelming public demand, Cbeebie's superstar Justin Fletcher will be joining in the fun and mayhem once again as Mr Smee and Paul Morse will be donning another array of fantastic frocks as Nanny McSmee. The Hexagon once again promise a panto full of adventure, with a stunning set, spectacular song and dance routines, a lot of traditional panto slapstick, and of course, a ticking crocodile!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
09/12/2017 KERRY GODLIMAN - OFF THE KERB
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Kerry Godliman is back on tour. Her straight talking brand of quick wit and bewilderment will be covering more of life’s anomalies. Why is there a Buddha at the garden center? Why collect her children’s teeth? And even though she can't stand aubergines, why is it her favorite emoji? There’s loads to get sorted. Be there. She’ll do all the talking.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
09/12/2017 to 31/12/2017 THE MAIDENHEAD PANTOMIME - ALADDIN
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Television favourites SANDRA MARTIN (Channel 4’s Gogglebox) and NISHA ANIL (CBeebies) will star in this year’s family pantomime alongside a cast of West End performers and juvenile ensemble of local young performers! Following the exciting re-launch of The Pearce Suite Theatre at Magnet Leisure Centre, Q Productions is delighted to be bringing Maidenhead its first fully-produced professional pantomime with the much-loved family favourite, ALADDIN, which will be packed full of side-splitting comedy, stunning special effects and lavish costume.
The Pearce Suite Theatre, Magnet Leisure Centre, Maidenhead SL6 8AW
MORE INFO: Box Office 01494 917519   boxoffice@q-productions.co.uk   Event Web Site
10/12/2017 SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

We are delighted to announce that on Sunday 10 December we present Mary Hare's School of Rock! This year the production will include students from across the school in music, dance and drama and is likely to include the vast majority of our young people.
Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
10/12/2017 SIMON MAYOR AND HILARY JAMES - A WINTER WARMER
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Musical charm and humour with a seasonal twist. Britain’s leading hot-fingered mandolin virtuoso Simon Mayor is joined by silver voiced songstress and mando-bass maestro, Hilary James. Expect a fresh look at some familiar favourites alongside mandolin classics, lively fiddle tunes, beautiful French carols, traditional songs, original settings of poems and the silliest of seasonal sing-alongs.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
10/12/2017 A CHRISTMAS TALE
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Set, not in Palestine 2,000 years ago, but in Derbyshire in 1978 during the dark days of the ‘Winter of Discontent’, A Christmas Story tells a tale of ordinary folk living through the extraordinary events of one Christmas Eve at the Star Hotel, Buxton.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
10/12/2017 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
10/12/2017 to 11/12/2017 MUSIC NIGHT AT THE MILL - THE RAT PACK AT CHRISTMAS
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Following last year’s two-night sell out, we are Pleased to announce the return of The Rat Pack at Christmas. Featuring the internationally-renowned Manhattan Swing Orchestra and one of Dean Martin’s sensational Gold diggers, The Definitive Rat Pack brings you an evening of festive classics, including White Christmas, Jingle Bells, The Christmas Song and let it snow, plus all- time favourites including I’ve Got You Under My Skin, That’s Amore, Mr Bojangles and New York, New York. Featuring The Definitive Rat Pack and the internationally- renowned Manhattan Swing Orchestra, this is one Christmas party not to miss…
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
11/12/2017 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
12/12/2017 ED BYRNE - SPOILER ALERT
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Is life that bad or have we good reason to complain about it? Are we filled with righteous anger at a world gone wrong or are we all just a bunch of whiny little brats? In short, are we spoiled? Come and watch as Byrne takes this question, turns it upside down and shakes it until the funny falls out. Go on, spoil yourself.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
12/12/2017 to 16/12/2017 THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Dorian is a good-natured young man until he discovers the power of his own exceptional beauty. As he gradually sinks deeper into a frivolous, glamorous world of selfish luxury, he apparently remains physically unchanged by the stresses of his corrupt lifestyle and untouched by age. But up in his attic, hidden behind a curtain, his portrait tells a different story.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2169   enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
12/12/2017 to 13/12/2017 A CHRISTMAS CAROL
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

The old miser Ebenezer Scrooge has no time for Christmas or those that celebrate it. One night he is visited by the ghostly apparition of his seven years dead business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley is condemned, for eternity, to wander the earth shackled by the chain of wrong doing he forged in life. He tells Scrooge that he will be visited by three spirits and therefore afforded the chance to escape the same fate. But, will Scrooge choose to amend his ways? Does he deserve a second chance?
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
12/12/2017 to 31/12/2017 THE CAMBERLEY PANTOMIME - PETER PAN

Take the second to the right and join Peter Pan as he takes Wendy and her brothers on an action packed adventure in Neverland. Meet Pan’s best friend Tink and the Lost Boys as they help Pan take on his arch enemy Captain Hook! With all those sword fights, it will be all hands on deck for Mr and Mrs Smee as they do their best to keep everything shipshape. Camberley Theatre gives J.M Barrie’s timeless tale of the boy who never grows up a modern makeover. It is an unforgettable panto complete with flying, laugh out loud gags, singalong songs, breath-taking choreography and bucket loads of audience interaction. Will Peter Pan defeat Captain Hook? Will Wendy and her brothers make it home? Will Peter Pan ever grow up? Come along and fly to Neverland with us but be sure to bring happy thoughts and a little pixie dust!
Camberley Theatre. Knoll Road, Camberley GU15 3SY
MORE INFO: Box Office 01276 707600   camberley.theatre@surreyheath.gov.uk   Event Web Site
13/12/2017 LAURA MUGRIDGE AND TOM ADAMS - BOOKISH
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Bookish is a collection of five brand new comedy shows from performers and comedians Laura Mugridge and Tom Adams: five mini shows each inspired by a different book and you get to choose which ones you see! Each show is a blend of comedy, live original music, a quiz and the stories of what happened when Tom and Laura tried to research the books. There will be a live vote on the night, and two shows (books) will be performed
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
13/12/2017 ACE DANCE STUDIOS INVITES...
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

This new evening of dance, hosted by ACE Dance Studios, invites the best youth dance groups from Berkshire to celebrate their excellent talent!
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
13/12/2017 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
 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
13/12/2017 to 16/12/2017 STUDIO THEATRE COMPANY - THE OFFICE PARTY
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

John Godber’s cut-throat world of a local marketing company, paper wastage, broken coffee machines and lecherous clients are standard water cooler conversations. But this is the early 90’s; East 17 and Take That are chart rivals and The Crystal Maze is prime time viewing. The Christmas party is looming and everyone is up for a good time.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 07785 316612   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
14/12/2017 MANDOLINQUENTS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Mandolin magic and much merriment! The Mandolinquents seasonal extravaganza has become a highlight of the Yuletide calendar. Join our virtuosic foursome for a perfectly pitched pre-Christmas mix of classics, carols and comedy. Mandolins, guitars, banjo, fiddle, voices (theirs and yours) as well as....surprising surprises!
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
14/12/2017 to 15/12/2017 STEPHEN K AMOS - BREAD AND CIRCUSES
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Things are looking bleak, so wouldn’t it be better to just forget all about it? Comic maestro Stephen K Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, but no one else is going to put on a better circus. Leave your problems behind for the evening in the company of the ‘effusively charming’ Amos and who knows? Maybe the world will seem just a little bit brighter.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
14/12/2017 THE HORNE SECTION CHRISTMAS SHOW
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

What is Christmas all about? It's about telling bad jokes, singing badly, drinking lots and, despite all these, having the best time together. So who better to spend Christmas with than The Horne Section? In this festive fiesta they will do everything in their power to make your Christmas dreams come true with a night of comedy gold, frankincense frolics and musical myrrh.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
14/12/2017 VAKULA AND THE DEVIL - A RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS EVE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

A magical retelling of Nikolai Gogol’s story Christmas Eve, interwoven with a ravishing selection of Russian and Ukrainian music and song. This uproarious tale tells of the blacksmith Vakula’s battle with the devil, who has stolen the moon and hidden it in his pocket. Vakula is in love with the beautiful Oksana but she will not marry him unless he brings her the Tsarina’s slippers. Now he needs the devil’s help…
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
14/12/2017 to 07/01/2018 THE ANVIL BASINGSTOKE PANTOMIME - PETER PAN
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

All children, except one, grow up. Fly far away to Neverland with Peter Pan, Wendy, John and Michael. Cheer the Lost Boys and Tinker Bell, and boo the wicked Captain Hook and his motley crew. But beware of the ticking crocodile! One of the most famous and best-loved children’s stories, Peter Pan is an unforgettable, enchanting and timeless tale that has been enjoyed by generations for over one hundred years.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
14/12/2017 THE BIG CHRIS BARBER JAZZ BAND
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Jazz Legend, Chris Barber, celebrates his 68th Anniversary as band-leader in 2017 with a Europe-wide concert tour. Inspired by the ‘King Oliver Creole Jazz Band’, Chris formed his first Band in 1949 at the age of nineteen and has since gone on to become not only Europe’s most successful and influential bandleaders, but a bona fide jazz legend. With his 10-piece band, featuring a 7-strong front line, Chris plays a selection of his favourite music: from his roots in New Orleans style in ‘Bourbon Street Parade’ to the early music of Duke Ellington and Sidney Bechet … before going back to ‘When the Saints’!
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0208 563 7725   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
15/12/2017 to 28/12/2017 ROBIN HOOD
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Follow the exciting escapades of our dashing hero and his loyal band of merry men in this madcap, medieval romp. Watch as Robin fights to restore justice for the people of Sherwood, win the heart of the beautiful Maid Marion and rid the land from the avaricious Sheriff of Nottingham once and for all. With heaps of audience participation, thrilling sword fights, archery contests, spirited heroes and dastardly villains, experience a Christmas treat like no other as this much loved tale is given an exhilarating twist in the Kenton Theatre's most spectacular pantomime to date. We are delighted to welcome back Immersion Theatre Company, featuring the stars of Peter Pan and Aladdin.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
15/12/2017 to 17/12/2017 BALLET THEATRE UK - THE NUTCRACKER
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

One of Tchaikovsky’s most famous compositions and a popular Christmas ballet presentation, The Nutcracker, will be brought to life by Ballet Theatre UK, Christmas 2017. This well-loved traditional Christmas ballet will be performed in a unique setting with 24 international dancers, from companies around the world.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
15/12/2017 NORDEN FARM CHRISTMAS CEILIDH
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

An evening of dance in our atmospheric 18th century Long Barn. A caller will guide you through dances while ceilidh band Nedron’s Jig provide the live music.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
15/12/2017 THE SUPERTONICS BIG BAND WINTER CONCERT
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

The Supertonics play an entertaining mix of popular swing (Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington) and American Songbook jazz classics, plus arrangements from musicals and the movies – even some rock 'n roll!! They are based in Bracknell and have been playing at South Hill Park and across the region for over 25 years. Most band members are either serious amateur musicians or ex-professional. They are passionate about performing, and have a lot of fun playing. Enquiries from potential future band members are always welcome.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484 123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
15/12/2017 BESSIE SMITH - EMPRESS OF THE BLUES
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Bessie Smith was an American blues singer. Nicknamed the ‘Empress of the Blues’, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) and her blues troupe perform to a narrated show, featuring music and songs from that era alongside Bessie's work.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
15/12/2017 GREEN ROCK RIVER BAND
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

The Green Rock River Band are a hybrid of old time sounds that universally connects with audiences all over, a sound that has echoed throughout decades of music history, in music hall, Americana, folk tradition and jazz. All this blended with a contemporary sound. Modern songwriting and original arrangements for 21st century audiences wanting to connect with a music that runs a little deeper, a little more primitive than the clean over produced sound of modern folk and pop.
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