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11th FEB 2019
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Leisure : Theatre
23/11/2018 to 23/02/2019 GUYS AND DOLLS
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Following on from last year's hugely successful production of MY FAIR LADY, The Mill is delighted to continue its presentation of big classic musicals for Christmas. The talented team behind MY FAIR LADY, Director/Choreographer JOSEPH PITCHER and Musical Arranger/Supervisor/Conductor CHARLIE INGLES will work their magic once again on GUYS & DOLLS - one of the greatest musicals of time. This timeless New York Tale of gamblers, petty crooks, nightclub singers, as well as strait-laced missionaries, will delight and beguile you. Sky Masterson is the cool doyen of gamblers. His friend, the not quite down and out Nathan Detroit, makes a bet with him that he can’t get the pious and beautiful mission-doll, Sarah Brown, to go on a date with him to disreputable Havana. The Dice are rolled as these colourful characters pursue love and luck from the heart of Time’s Square to the sizzling clubs of Cuba. Will Lady Luck be on their side?
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
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Leisure : Museums
30/11/2018 to 01/08/2019 AT HOME WITH ART - TREASURES OF THE FORD COLLECTION
 BASILDON PARK (NATIONAL TRUST)

A new exhibition of inspiring artworks in the South Pavilion. Booking Not Needed.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: Emma Turner 01491 672927
  emma.turner@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
05/01/2019 to 31/12/2019 CURIOUS ABOUT READING? FACT-FINDING WALKS

Are you curious about Reading? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Reading an unmissable place to explore. Most clues are chosen for their historical value, so you'll learn about the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Reading in becoming what it is today. You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Reading and the people that have shaped it. Buy or instantly download to print at home or use on your mobile device from the website below and explore in your own time. One booklet is enough for four people of all ages to enjoy.

Riverside Museum, Blake's Lock, Reading RG1 3DH
MORE INFO: Sue Jennings 01159 502151
  sue.jennings@curiousabout.co.uk
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12/01/2019 to 12/03/2019 GEO-CACHING AT THE VYNE - THE LOST TOYS
 THE VYNE (NATIONAL TRUST)

William Wiggett Chutes children have been playing in the woods. Unfortunately, these young Victorian adventurers have managed to lose four of their toys along the way. Can you help the children find them again' To get started, all you need is a free account with geocaching.com/play and the official Geocaching app or a GPS. Or, if you prefer something a bit less digital, you can pick up a map at Visitor Reception. Normal admission applies. Booking Not Needed.
The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01256 883858
  thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
30/01/2019 to 23/02/2019 MURDER FOR TWO
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Back by popular demand following huge success in 2017, the madcap murder mystery returns to The Watermill Theatre for a limited run. A high-energy musical whodunit, Murder For Two is a mystery with a twist. In this loving homage to the canon of murder mystery plays, two actors play thirteen characters... and the piano. When famous novelist Arthur Whitney is found dead at his birthday party, it’s time to call in the detectives. The only problem is, they’re out of town. Enter Officer Marcus Moscowicz, a neighbourhood cop who dreams of climbing the ranks. With the clock ticking, it’s up to Marcus to prove his super sleuthing skills and solve the crime before the real detective arrives.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044
  boxoffice@watermill.org.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
31/01/2019 to 31/03/2019 SNOWDROP WALK AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

A self-guided walk around the Estate to see the first signs of snowdrops. Follow the snowdrops around the estate on a self-led walk. The best clusters of snowdrops are expected at Blenheim Lawn, Stable Bank and Ilex Grove (weather depending). Please remember snowdrops are a very fragile plant, and stepping around them will likely cause sevre damage. You can help protect them by not standing in the areas of growth or letting young children or dogs into the area. Please call in advance to confirm the status of the snowdrops.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead SL1 8NS
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01628 605069
  cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk
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Leisure : Exhibitions
01/02/2019 to 14/07/2019 AN EARTHLY PARADISE - WILLIAM MORRIS AND THE THAMES

This new exhibition illustrates the rich and little-known story of William Morris’ deep connections to the Thames. We bring together a unique selection of works, with loans from the V&A, The William Morris Gallery, British Library, and many more. Highlights include Morris’ Thames series of textiles alongside his original hand-drawn designs, a signed copy of News from Nowhere, and his personal fishing tackle and spectacles. Materials from the Morris & Co. workshop illustrate the production process, while socialist pamphlets that Morris penned and published demonstrate his deep commitment to socialism in later life. The influence of the Thames and its tributaries flowed through William Morris’ life and work. The river provided the setting for his leisure time spent angling and boating, inspiration for his designs and writing, and the ideal water conditions for the manufacture of his textiles. One notable Thames boat trip from his London home via Henley to his rural retreat in Oxfordshire was so moving that it inspired his socialist utopia novel, News from Nowhere.
River and Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames RG9 1BF
MORE INFO: Enquiries 01491 415600
  museum@rrm.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
07/02/2019 to 16/02/2019 JERUSALEM
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

On St George’s Day, the morning of the Flintock Fair, Johnny Rooster Byron, local hell-raiser, teller of tall tales and modern day Pied Piper, is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice on his caravan, his kid wants his dad to take him to the fair, Troy Whitworth wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of mates wants his ample supply of drugs and alcohol. Jez Butterworth’s infamous and award-winning play is a comic, contemporary masterpiece of life in our green and pleasant land.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2169
  enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk
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11/02/2019 MAJESTY - A TRIBUTE TO QUEEN
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Majesty – a tribute to Queen is one of the UK and Europe’s premier touring Queen Tribute Bands, performing around the world in theatres and headlining international festivals. Join us in celebrating one of the biggest and best rock bands in the world – Queen, as for one night only, Majesty will take you on a musical journey through Queen’s iconic catalogue of songs.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
11/02/2019 NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING - NEWBURY

We shall be having a talk by Kelvin Hughes of the Newbury Community Resource Centre on the various projects that they are involved with. Also crime updates from the Police and Fire Service. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting. There is a £2 parking charge for evenings in local car parks. 7.30 pm Admission Free.
West Berkshire Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD
MORE INFO: Angela Money 01635 40866
  ajmy5m7@inbox.com
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Leisure : Theatre
12/02/2019 to 13/02/2019 SHERLOCK HOLMES - THE SIGN OF FOUR
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes tale is brought to life in this spectacular new stage adaptation. When Mary Morstan arrives at 221B Baker Street to request help with the mystery of her missing father, Holmes takes the case and, with his companion Dr Watson, enters a murky world of deception and trickery. Together they unravel a complex plot involving murder, corruption and stolen jewels. Blackeyed Theatre’s world premiere is crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions. Original live music, stylish theatricality and magical story-telling combine for an unforgettable theatrical experience. The game’s afoot!
The Corn Exchange, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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12/02/2019 FIVE SOLDIERS
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

A thrilling and humane portrait of army life telling the stories of men and women serving on the front line. In 2008, choreographer Rosie Kay joined the 4th Battalion The Rifles, to watch and participate in full battle exercises, and visited the National Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre. What came of these observations was the award-winning, five-star work 5 SOLDIERS. 5 SOLDIERS offers no moral stance on war. Instead it questions what it is that we ask of our soldiers and explores how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century. The work changes perceptions of the soldier in the mind of the general public, allowing soldiers to be seen as humans and individuals, showing the sheer effort and physical work involved, and touching people with a deep understanding and portrayal of the life of a soldier. Rosie Kay is choreographer of the Commonwealth Games Handover Ceremony and the hit film Sunshine on Leith. Her trademark style of intense physical and athletic dance theatre aims to thrill and move.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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12/02/2019 to 14/02/2019 THE NIGHTMARE ROOM
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

A deliciously dark thriller – from a tale by the master of terror and mystery, Arthur Conan Doyle. When Helen regains consciousness, she finds herself bound and blindfolded in a locked room. Her captor, best friend Catherine, challenges her to a deadly game of Russian roulette to decide which of them will win the handsome film star they both desire. But the game – like the room – is far from what it seems...
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
12/02/2019 to 13/02/2019 SIR IAN McKELLEN ON STAGE
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

A message from Sir Ian McKellen ... I’m celebrating my 80th birthday by touring a new solo show to theatres I know well and a few that I don’t. The show starts with Gandalf and will probably end with an invitation to act with me on stage. In-between there will be anecdotes and acting. Live theatre has always been thrilling to me, as an actor and in the audience. Growing up in Lancashire, I was grateful to those companies who toured beyond London and I’ve always enjoyed repaying that debt by touring up and down the country myself, with the RSC, the National Theatre, Prospect Theatre, the Actors’ Company, as well as with commercial productions. In a lifetime of acting, it’s high time I made my debut at the most royal of Theatres Royal.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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Leisure : Exhibitions
13/02/2019 to 17/02/2019 ARCHITECTURE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Ever since photography was first invented, buildings have been a popular source of inspiration. Throughout the 20th century architectural photography became increasingly creative as photographers began to experiment with contrast, light, shadows, textures, reflections and perspective.This exhibition features a powerful catalogue of striking images that depict all aspects of architecture and help us to recognise the beauty that can be found in the smallest of details. This is a touring photographic exhibition, created and supported by ThePhotographic Angle.
100 Brook Drive, Green Park, Reading RG2 6UJ
MORE INFO: Lou Griffiths 0800 0287338
  info@thephotographicangle.co.uk   Event Web Site

Leisure : Museums
13/02/2019 IN PRAISE OF APPLES - TALK, AT WEST BERKS MUSEUM
 WEST BERKSHIRE MUSEUM

The talk by Charlotte Popescu, author of The Apple Cookbook, will include the social history and history of apples with lots of information on apple varieties and the best tasting apples. £5 per ticket.
West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 01635 519562
  museum@westberks.gov.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
13/02/2019 THE WHERWELL COCKATRICE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Join Hampshire County Council's Music Service presents a Hampshire folk tale, collected and retold by Michael O’Leary. There are strange goings on in the ancient village of Wherwell. Come and find out what a Cockatrice is, what havoc they created, who and what they ate... and who saved the day (oh noble knight!). Each song has been written especially for KS2 children and will be led by a Hampshire Music Service staff band with an onstage secondary school choir. Come along and join in with singing the songs.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Sport : Football
13/02/2019 ROYALS v BLACKBURN ROVERS - SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Last time out at the Mad Stad the Royals turned on one of their best displays of the season holding high-flying Aston Villa to a goal-less draw. Royals' newcomers all did well as the methods of Jose Gomes began to bear fruit. Just one crucial element is missing from Reading's play - the end product, goals. They will be looking to put that right against a very good Blackburn side, who will again test Reading's new-look defence.
Madejski Stadium, Nr M4 J11, Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: RFC Ticket Office 0118 968 1313
  ticketing@readingfc.co.uk
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Leisure : Entertainment
14/02/2019 JAN JACK'S LAUGHTER HOUSE COMEDY CLUB

Comedians appearing tonight are Jeff Innocent, Roger Monkhouse, Paul T Eyers and MC Cerys Nelmes [booked acts may change]. Theatre style room layout with no reserved seating. For best choice arrive at 7.30pm when doors open. Show starts at 8pm.
Laughter-House Comedy Club, Apollo Hotel, Aldermaston Roundabout, Basingstoke RG24 9NU
MORE INFO: Jan Jack 07917 127381
  jan@laughter-house.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
14/02/2019 to 16/02/2019 OLIVER - A MUSICAL BY LIONEL BART
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young,orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and – most importantly – for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic, Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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14/02/2019 THE BARRICADE BOYS - STARS OF LES MISÉRABLES LIVE IN CONCERT
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

After a sell-out in London’s West End and many international dates including appearing on Broadway, The Barricade Boys are securing their place as theatre land’s most exciting male vocal group! The Barricade Boys have played leading roles in musical theatre and have been guests on primetime TV shows including, The Paul O’Grady Show, Sunday Night at the Palladium, Children In Need and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. Not only do they perform the world’s greatest show tunes, but also powerful ballads and beautiful operatic arias and some of the best pop, rock and swing numbers of all time. So come to Windsor on Valentine’s Day evening, and Hear the People Sing with A Heart Full of Love!
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
  Event Web Site

14/02/2019 LIVE MUSIC - FAIRPORT CONVENTION
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Renowned as the founding fathers of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention have maintained consistently high standards for over five decades and remains as entertaining as ever. After more than fifty years on the road, their passion for live performance has never wavered. Still bold, still vigorous and still willing to take musical chances, an evening with Fairport never fails to dazzle and delight. In this concert, the band will showcase their musical sophistication and instrumental virtuosity during a fascinating journey through their inspiring and extensive repertoire.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Music
15/02/2019 STILE ANTICO - QUEEN OF MUSES

Travel back in time to meet foreign spies, disgraced favourites and plotting noblemen, illuminating the life of a court which rejoiced in some of the finest music ever created in England, a country who’s royal court revelled in the skill of some of great composers such as Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, and John Dowland. This is a time of an unparalleled flowering of the arts in England: the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Explore with Stile Antico how music was used to gain favour with the Queen by courtiers and diplomats, and even by suitors seeking to gain the royal hand in marriage.
St Mary’s Church, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AU
MORE INFO: Box Office 01442 920303
 
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Leisure : Theatre
15/02/2019 FLO AND JOAN - ALIVE ON STAGE
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

The musical comedy duo and sisters are travelling the country with a new hour of their dark and witty songs. Flo and Joan enjoyed a sell out run of their critically acclaimed 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers. They were winner of Best Musical Act at Leicester Comedy Festival 2018 and winner of Best Music and Variety Act in the 2018 Chortle Awards. Suitable for ages 14+ years.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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15/02/2019 to 16/02/2019 THE DAD'S ARMY RADIO SHOW AT THE WINDSOR THEATRE ROYAL
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft’s quintessential sitcom, this brilliant staging of three classic radio episodes based on favourite scripts from the original TV series. Double Fringe First Award winner David Benson (star of Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams and Boris: World King) and Jack Lane (Wisdom Of A Fool) present a selection of classic radio episodes, featuring cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation! And some iconic lines... the immortal words Don’t tell him, Pike won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted by Gold!
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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15/02/2019 LIVE MUSIC - MICHAEL ROACH
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Michael Roach sings and plays guitar in an East Coast style of blues that dates back to the 1920s. After spending several years learning directly from such well-known figures as John Jackson, John Cephas and Jerry Ricks, Michael has developed his own style and is now an exceptional performer.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
15/02/2019 DAME JOAN COLLINS - UNSCRIPTED
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Global superstar Joan Collins will be touring in her one-woman show; Joan Collins Unscripted. Be enthralled as Dame Joan reveals some of the exciting stories and secrets from her long career and get the chance to ask questions. This show provides fans with a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend an intimate, entertaining and unforgettable evening with a true Hollywood star.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
16/02/2019 to 16/04/2019 CHILDREN'S VICTORIAN TRAIL - AT THE VYNE

On this family trail through the gardens, see if you can find ten Victorian children that used to live at The Vyne. Pick up your 1 trail sheet from Visitor Reception and look out for Martha Chutes ten children in The Vynes gardens. Booking Not Needed. Children must supervise their adults at all times. Dogs on leads welcome. A National Trust Event - Start 10am. End 4.30pm.
The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01256 883858
  thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk
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16/02/2019 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

16/02/2019 HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES IN WINDSOR GREAT PARK

Enjoy exploring one of England's most beautiful Royal Parks from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage. Relax and travel at a leisurely pace through a Collection of Japanese Maples past Ancient Oak Trees to a beautiful 18th Century Lake with fabulous display of Waterlilies in Summer and tranquil reflections in Autumn/Winter. The lake is a hidden gem in the heart of Windsor Great Park complete with Diamond Jublee Arbour, a covered seat unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen in 2012. Your driver/guide can provide interesting and lesser know facts about the history of the area.

The Savill Garden, Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Egham TW20 0XD
MORE INFO: Jo - Carriage Rides Bookings 07811 543019
  info@ascotcarriages.co.uk
  Event Web Site

16/02/2019 to 24/02/2019 HALF-TERM TRAIL AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

Wrap up warm and get outdoors with our childrens trail. Children will have fun exploring Cliveden estate on this February half-term trail. At the end of the trail little ones will make their own craft to take home. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking Not Needed. Designed for children between the ages of 3+. Dogs on leads welcome. A National Trust Event - Start 10:00. End 14:30.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0JA
MORE INFO: Administrator's Office 01628 605069
  cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk
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16/02/2019 to 24/02/2019 UNDER THE SEA SHOW AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

Enter the magical world of the ocean as we take a journey through the wonders of the deep. Discover the creatures that live there and help protect them through different challenges. Can you help to save our seas in this interactive live science show? Show times are at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3.15pm, subject to minimum numbers. Shows run at weekends and Bracknell school holidays.
The Look Out Discovery Centre, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01344 354400
  customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk
  Event Web Site

16/02/2019 A CIRCUS OF SCREAMS - MURDER MYSTERY TREASURE HUNT

Step right up, step right in - the circus is about to begin. The Circus of Dreams had rolled into town for the greatest show on earth. But last night, famed knife-thrower, Chuck Dagger, was found face down in the sawdust of The Big Top with a dagger in his back. ​ A bizarre message has been found at the crime scene, suspicious characters ask to meet with you urgently - and despite the twisted events that have taken place, you get the feeling there's more to Chuck Dagger's killer finale than meets the eye. But what is it? The show must go on but The Circus of Dreams has become a circus of screams. The clowns at Scotland Yard don't stand a chance. ​ Roll up and race round Reading to hunt down hidden evidence, crack cryptic clues and converse with characters - against the clock. Give your detective pals a call and assemble a troupe of super sleuths to catch a killer at the greatest show on earth.
Forbury Gardens, Reading
MORE INFO: A Circus of Screams
  help@acircusofscreams.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Museums
16/02/2019 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

16/02/2019 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 : Theatre
16/02/2019 PETE FIRMAN - MARVELS
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

The UK's leading comedy magician is back on the road with his astonishing new show. You've seen him on television, now experience his trademark blend of laugh-out-loud comedy and jaw-dropping magic live on stage! As seen on ITV1's Tonight at the London Palladium and The Next Great Magician, BBC1’s The Magicians, The John Bishop Show and The Sarah Millican Television Programme.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
16/02/2019 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

Local Information :
16/02/2019 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS MARKET (READING)

Reading Farmers’ Market is a friendly, twice-a-month event, showcasing fantastic local food and drink. Many of our traders and customers have been attending the market since it started in 1999 and there is a strong community feel. Everything is sold direct from our local farmers, bakers, conservers and brewers, have a chat and discover the story behind the produce! The market is held undercover, in the auction house at the Cattle Market. There is cheap parking (on street, or in the Cattle Market car park next door - 50p for 1hr, £2.60 for 2 hrs) and it’s a short walk to town. The producers below typically attend the market, but attendance does vary, due to seasonality of produce. Sign up to our weekly newsletter, or follow our Facebook or Twitter pages, for regular updates on who will be attending.
The Cattle Market, Great Knollys Street, Reading RG1 7HD
MORE INFO: Kathryn McCann 07956 426821
  kathryn@katcreative.co.uk
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Local Information :
16/02/2019 ALDWORTH VILLAGE MARKET

Aldworth’s award winning Saturday Market takes place every Saturday morning in the Village Hall. Here you can buy vegetables and other produce, cakes and bread, newspapers and sweets. Please note that bread and newspapers must be pre-ordered.

Aldworth Village Hall, Bell Lane, Aldworth RG8 9SB
MORE INFO: Market Enquiries 01635 578090
 
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Sport : Rugby
16/02/2019 RICHARD JONES MEMORIAL MATCH

Reading Rugby Club's veterans travel to Camberley's Watchetts Recreation Ground this Saturday in a testimonial game to honour former player and coach, Richard Jones. Prop Jones, who played for Camberley until last season, having represented Reading at junior level, died in September last year after suffering a brain haemorrhage. His family, from Twyford, were supporters and patrons of both clubs and the two clubs struck up the friendly to raise funds for a Trust in Richard's name. The Surrey club's Under 15s will also play host to Cwmgor RFC, for whom Jones also played during an amateur playing career spanning three decades. His two sons will both pull on their boots to play this weekend, with 14-year old Ben playing against Cwmgor and Dan,18, playing for the Vets against Reading. Both games kick off at 1.15pm and are followed at 2.30pm by 1st XV and 2nd XV fixtures against Hove. A minute's silence will be held across the park before kick-off. All funds raised from the game, including a lunch and post-match auction, will go towards the Richard Jones Memorial Trust fund. Contact Richard Hoare, details below.
Watchetts Recreation Ground, Parkway, Camberley GU15 2SR
MORE INFO: Richard Hoare 01276 25395
  richard@camberleyrugbyclub.co.uk
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Sport : Horse Racing
16/02/2019 BETFAIR CHASE RACEDAY AT ASCOT

With a prestigious Grade 1 race at its centrepiece, Betfair Ascot Chase Raceday is one of the most important Jumps fixtures on our calendar. This year, Ascot will stage a nine race card including the Betfair Hurdle Race (Handicap) and the Betfair Denman Steeple Chase from Newbury. The atmosphere is one of excitement and anticipation, with spring creeping closer. As well as featuring some big prizes in its own right, the ever competitive card provides horses and connections with a chance to fine-tune their preparations for the Cheltenham Festival, which is fast approaching.
Ascot Racecourse, High Street, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 0870 727 1234
  enquiries@ascot.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
17/02/2019 MUSIC NIGHT AT THE MILL - JIVE ACES AND THE SATIN DOLLS
 THE MILL AT SONNING

The Jive Aces are a very well known British swing band with a legendary show. They have appeared in over 40 countries around the world, including such iconic venues as Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace several times, including The Coronation Festival. They've had TV appearances on Britain’s Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing. The UK’s No.1 Jive & Swing Band.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
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17/02/2019 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: Market Enquiries 01235 227266
  info@tvfm.org.uk
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17/02/2019 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET (ASCOT)

Ascot Farmers' Market has been running successfully for eight years. The market offers a wide choice of fresh produce and plants. Parking is freely available on site.
Car Park 3, Ascot High Street, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Claudine Andrew 07896 902850
  ascotwindsormanager@hotmail.com
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17/02/2019 BENSON ANTIQUES AND COLLECTORS' FAIR

RAIN OR SHINE BENSON ANTIQUES FAIR IS ALWAYS ON! This popular quality Antiques and Collectors fair is held on the third Sunday of each month. Benson Antiques Fair is held at the Parish Hall, AA signposted, sat nav OX10 6LZ. 9am-4pm, admission £1.50.
Parish Hall, Benson OX106LZ
MORE INFO: Joy 07850 979699
 
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Sport : Football
17/02/2019 ROYALS WOMEN v BIRMINGHAM CITY - WFA CUP 5th ROUND

Reading FC Women will be welcoming their Birmingham City counterparts in the Fifth Round of the Women's FA Cup on Sunday afternoon. he tie at Adams Park will be for a place in the Quarter-Finals of the competition, with a Wembley trip the prize for making it all the way to the Final. Both teams entered the competition at the Fourth Round stage this year, and rolled comfortably into the next stage. Birmingham were 3-1 winners away at Yeovil, while the Royals steamrollered Keynsham Town by a 13-0 scoreline last weekend. It's one of just two all-top-tier clashes in the Fifth Round - London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea are the other WSL clubs to be meeting. KICK-OFF 2pm.
Adams Park, Hillbottom Rd, High Wycombe HP12 4HJ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 0118 968 1313
  ticketing@readingfc.co.uk
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18/02/2019 to 22/02/2019 ROYALS HALF-TERM SOCCER SCHOOLS

The latest dates for our ever-popular Soccer Schools are available for the upcoming February half-term holidays. The Reading FC Community Trust will be running Soccer Schools all around the local area in the next couple of weeks, so take a look below and see which one is right for you! To book your child's place, head to the booking page on our Community Trust's website below.
Various in Reading area - see weblink below
MORE INFO: Community Trust Team 0118 968 1480
  soccerschools@readingfc.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
19/02/2019 to 23/02/2019 MADAGASCAR THE MUSICAL
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Join Alex (X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry), Marty, Melman and Gloria as they bound out of the zoo and onto the stage in this live musical spectacular. This smash hit musical features all of your favourite crack-a-lackin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar. This brand new musical from Dreamworks (Shrek The Musical) will leave audiences with no choice but to Move It, Move It!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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Leisure : Arts
20/02/2019 OPEN STUDIO - CERAMICS

Visit Sally Courage, Teresa Munn and Moya Tosh, local ceramic artists, united by a love of landscapes and the organic feel of clay. Guest artists include Julie Massie, Christine Lack and John Brazendale. Sally works with coils of clay to create satisfying forms which evolve as the work grows. Teresa works with text in ceramics, and explores feelings associated with the landscapes of our lives in clay-scripted wall plaques and hand-held textured forms. Moya throws porcelain and uses blocks of glaze colour, 23-carat gold leaf, silver leaf and lustre colour for decoration. Red Steps is a working studio, and one of the three will always be working there and able to discuss their latest work. Major pieces and small gift items available - or just come and enjoy chatting and looking.

Red Steps, Whitway, Newbury RG20 9LE
MORE INFO: Open Studio Enquiries 07786 956051
 
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Leisure : Days Out
20/02/2019 CLIVEDEN HOUSE CRITTERS WORKSHOP FOR TODDLERS
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

These workshops teach little ones the value of nature from a young age. In a small group, they'll explore Cliveden's estate and create their own adventure. A weekly workshop for pre-school children aged 2-4.5 years, with hands-on creative crafts, nature-focused activities and story-time. Each week is different, so make this fun, outdoor session part of your and your childs routine. Children must be supervised by adults at all times. Each session has a maximum capacity of 10 children. Booking Essential.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire SL1 8NS
MORE INFO: House Tour Enquiries 01628 605069
  clivedenpress@nationaltrust.org.uk
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20/02/2019 UK WOLF CONSERVATION TRUST VISIT WEDNESDAYS

The Trust is open every Wednesday from 11am – 4pm. A wonderful day out for all the family, with photo opportunities from a photographic platform area, regular talks by the keepers, watch the wolves being fed at 2pm and, of course, our ambassador wolves. Come to see our Arctic wolves, admire our Beenham pack and see our older wolves, including mischievous Mosi, majestic Mai and Motomo. We have a photography platform overlooking the Beenham pack and you'll be able to see the Torak and Mosi via a large picture window in our shop and education centre. Free parking is available and there are toilets on-site. Our well stocked shop will be open for you to purchase souvenirs of your day. There will be tea/ coffee, squash refreshments available to purchase by donation, but no food. Outdoor picnic tables available. No walks or wolf contact is available on this day. Additional children’s activities will be held during school holidays. Adults £8, Children 3-12 £5, under 3's free. No booking required. Pay on arrival. Please note: no dogs are allowed on-site or to be left in parked cars.

Butlers Farm, Beenham, Reading, Berks, RG7 5NT
MORE INFO: Lynn Kent 0118 971 3330
  ukwct@ukwolf.org
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Leisure : Museums
20/02/2019 TALES FOR TOTS - STORY TIME FOR UNDER 5's
 READING MUSEUM

Drop in - free of charge - and bring your under-5's to catch a story or two using objects from the museum collection. 10.30am to 11.30am

Reading Museum, Old Town Hall, Blagrave Street
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 939 9800
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
20/02/2019 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - BIGGEST MUDDY PUDDLE IN THE WORLD
 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
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20/02/2019 RAF TORNADO FINAL FLY-PAST

Aircraft enthusiasts in the Thames Valley will get a last chance to say farewell to the iconic Tornado fighter-bomber, which is being retired from service with the RAF. Weather permitting, three specially marked Tornados will fly past RAF Benson, RAF High Wycombe and RAF Halton (Aylesbury) as part of their Wednesday, February 20 tour, with times to be determined. It’s one of three farewell flyovers that week taking in most of the RAF bases in the UK. The schedule for that day also includes RAF Honington, IWM Duxford, Former RAE Bedford, Cranfield Airfield, MOD Boscombe Down, RAF Pembrey, MOD St Athan, Cardiff Airport, Filton, MOD Shrivenham and RAF Brize Norton. RAF Tornado jets returned home from a base in Cyprus for the last time to their home at RAF Marham in Norfolk on 5 February. The planes will be officially de-commissioned on 31 March. The fleet has been used by the RAF for 40 years and has taken part in combat since the first Gulf War. It is being replaced by the RAF's F-35 Lightning II fighters and an upgraded Typhoon fleet.
RAF Benson, RAF High Wycombe and RAF Halton
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Leisure : Museums
21/02/2019 READING MUSEUM SURGERY
 READING MUSEUM

Visitors can discover more about the collections, or ask for help in identifying interesting objects (NB no valuations can be given). Every Thursday, in the Box Room.

Reading Museum, The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
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21/02/2019 FARMERS' MARKET IN WOODLEY

High quality local products direct from the producer or farmer, plus cookery demonstration using market products. Wonderful meats; pork, chicken, fruits and vegetables, organic breads, pies, cheeses, special ginger drinks, juices, preserves and pickles, Amazing crafts - and a local nursery.
Crockhamwell Road, Woodley town centre RG5 4JZ
MORE INFO: Jacques Lherbier 0118 921 6920
  towncentremanager@woodley.gov.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
22/02/2019 FRIDAY WALKS AT BASILDON PARK

Find out more about the parkland that surrounds Basildon Park mansion from our knowledgaeable team of volunteers and rangers a they take you on a guided walk of the park. Join our volunteers and rangers for a walk around Basildon Park. A refreshing way to take in the park, whilst learning about the steps we take to protect the parkland and its wildlife inhabitants. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages. A National Trust Event - Gates open 10am.
Basildon Park Lower Basildon Reading RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: The Administrator 01491 672920
  basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
22/02/2019 MUSIC AT PROGRESS - PORTRAIT OF CANNONBALL, FEATURING TONY KOFI
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Alto-sax master Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of the jazz giant (in every sense) Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley. The group traces the explosive music of Cannonball from his first session as leader in1955 through work with Miles Davis to the soul-jazz of the 1960s. The repertoire includes Adderley brothers classics like Things Are Getting Better, Work Song, Del Sasser, Sack o’ Woe and Mercy, Mercy, Mercy – as well as a guest vocal spot by Deelee Dubé exploring the memorable 1961 collaboration with Nancy Wilson.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2195
  enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk
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23/02/2019 READING MONTHLY GENERAL AUCTION SALE

Sales by public auction of antique & later: furniture; pictures; books; collectables; silver; jewellery; china & porcelain; glass; and sundries. Also white goods; garden & workshop tools and equipment; bicycles; garden plants; and household effects. Cars and vans sold for private owners, the Official Receiver and Insolvency Practitioners, and including seized vehicles.
Reading Auction Centre, Great Knollys Street, Reading RG1 7HE
MORE INFO: General Auction Enquiries 0118 950 8611
  info@tsauction.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
27/02/2019 MEDITATION EVENT - DEALING WITH STRESS AND ANXIETY
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Imagine living without stress and tension – a life free from worry, anxiety and the many daily problems these negative states of mind create. At this event we will look at how meditation can beat stress and help you to be more relaxed, peaceful and positive in daily life. Train in powerful stress-busting techniques derived from ancient Buddhist wisdom, face life’s adversities with a happy heart, learn how to deal with ‘difficult people’ without getting angry, and transform hardships into opportunities for inner growth.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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Leisure : Dance
01/03/2019 BRACKNELL OVER 25s PARTY FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES

Top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from '80s to date. These parties are THE place for Over 25s to dance, romance, meet new people and make new friends. Monthly at Apres Nightclub. The club is completely self-contained with its own entrance and boasts two bars, a great dance floor and a sophisticated but relaxed atmosphere where you can mix, dance and mingle. From 9pm till 2am.

Apres Nightclub at The Coppid Beech Hotel, John Nike Way, Bracknell, RG12 8TF
MORE INFO: Brian Lewis 0800 3134441
  info@dance-parties.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
01/03/2019 ANDREW MAXWELL - SHOWTIME NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD
Multiple award winner and Edinburgh favourite Andrew Maxwell is set to tour his latest critically acclaimed show entitled ‘Showtime’ in 2019, after a hugely successful première last year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show sold out its month-long run at the 600 capacity Assembly George Square Theatre. This is Andrew’s first UK tour in nearly a decade and takes in 39 dates across the UK, incuding Norden Farm.
Altwood Rd, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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Sport : Horse Racing
01/03/2019 MENCAP CHARITY RACEDAY AT NEWBURY

The first of our two March charity racedays, this provides you with the chance to enjoy seven high quality races in a relaxed and informal setting. Our restaurants and hospitality packages offer entertaining facilities to make your day special for you and your guests.
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015
  info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk
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Leisure : Markets
02/03/2019 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
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Leisure : Days Out
03/03/2019 PROSPECT PARK MODEL RAILWAY OPEN DAY

Come and enjoy having a ride on Readings Minature railway. See different types of locomotives in action and enjoy a trip around the tracks for the whole family. Trains start running from 1.30 until approx 5pm or dusk wichever is sooner. Rides cost just 60p per person. For more information visit propect park railway .com . There is also an indoor layout operating(subject to operating staff) and a Thomas layout for the children to operate.Refreshments are available in the club house for a small charge.
Prospect Park, Bath Road, Reading RG30 2BQ
MORE INFO: RSME Secretary 07920 833546
  tony@tonygiles.me.uk
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07/03/2019 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
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09/03/2019 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
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10/03/2019 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
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