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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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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
  Event Web Site

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 : 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
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
28/02/2019 to 30/03/2019 WATERMILL THEATRE - MACBETH
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

In times of uncertainty, power is within reach for those with the strength and courage to seize it. A ruthless, violent struggle for power leads to a devastating coup. Fuelled by greed, ambition and desire, the Macbeths will stop at nothing to survive. Blazing with tension, energy and passion in their boldest production to date, The Watermill Ensemble return with Macbeth. Inspired by the fierce sounds of Johnny Cash, The xx and The Rolling Stones, The Watermill’s resident Shakespeare company fuse electrifying actor-musicianship with Shakespeare’s thrilling tragedy.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044
  boxoffice@watermill.org.uk
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28/02/2019 to 13/04/2019 GASLIGHT
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Bella Manningham is convinced that she's losing her mind just as her mother did before her. And, like her mother, she is terrified that she will end up in an asylum. She is haunted by the memory of an aunt violently murdered and sees ghostly apparitions; she hears floorboards creaking overhead, familiar objects disappear and then inexplicably reappear. While her handsome, domineering husband Jack is out in the evening, the gaslight eerily dims and flickers... Does the terror exist in her imagination or are dark secrets living in her home? The surprise arrival of Rough, a retired detective, leads to a shocking discovery that will shake her respectable Victorian marriage to its very core.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
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Leisure : Exhibitions
02/03/2019 to 27/04/2019 ONCE UPON A TIME - THE CHANGING FACE OF WALLINGFORD

This exhibition is about how we connect with times past by exploring Wallingford's history and archaeology. Wherever we live, the familiar surroundings of our houses and streets can remind us of the people that came before us, their work and their lives shaping our present and our future. In this engaging journey of discovery throughout the museum, you’ll be invited to share any local knowledge you may have and to reminisce about your own history. Discover the secrets of garden archaeology and trace the passage of time through photographs and objects, all of which reflect the changing face of Wallingford. There are 'hands on' things for children - a 'Family Friendly' experience.
Wallingford Museum, Flint House, 52 High Street, Wallingford OX10 0DB
MORE INFO: Exhibition Enquiries 01491 651127
  admin@wallingfordmuseum.org.uk
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05/03/2019 to 20/04/2019 ART EXHIBITION - LIFE ON A SPECTRUM
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Abstract art exhibition ‘Life on a Spectrum’ explores autism through the eyes of an autistic artist through the visual form of mixed media on paper. The show at Arlington Arts brings together two collections to form Amatina’s newest exhibit ‘Life on a Spectrum’. The first is ‘Autismo 25’, which uses the Spanish word for autism; ‘autismo’ as it was created while taking part in Hannacc artist residency in Spain - but also acts as a reminder that autism is a global condition and something that affects people regardless of where we are in the world. While ‘NYC 14’ is Amatina’s latest work undertaken in New York City as a result of obtaining the Arts Council England ‘Developing your Creative Practice’ funding. My vision is colour. My heartbeat is rhyme. My mind expands with bursts of line, shape, and form. Art imbues each moment of our lives, every cell of our beings. My hands tell my stories as I connect with humanity and explore meaning through creativity and art. The voyage continues...
Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Mahlia Amatina
  mahliaamatina@gmail.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
11/03/2019 to 16/03/2019 A DOLL'S HOUSE
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Nora Helmer has it all: two beautiful children, a lovely home, and a loving husband. However, her idyllic life begins to unravel when an old associate reminds her of the fraudulent contract she made with him years ago. This classic play finds Nora on a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment that still resonates today.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2169
  enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
11/03/2019 to 16/03/2019 A SONG AT TWILIGHT
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

World famous author Sir Hugo Latymer is growing old, rude and haughty. In the private suite of a lakeside hotel where he lives, he is attended to by his long-suffering wife and former secretary, Hilde, and Felix, a handsome young waiter. Here he nervously awaits the arrival of an old flame, actress Carlotta Gray, with whom he enjoyed a two-year love affair more than forty years ago. What can she possibly want now? Revenge for his uncharitable characterisation of her in his recent autobiography? Money, to compensate for a second-rate acting career in the States? But it turns out Carlotta is writing her own memoir, and wants something much more significant than cash…
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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13/03/2019 to 16/03/2019 HENLEY YOUTH THEATRE FESTIVAL
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Henley Youth Festival returns to the Kenton again this March with a week-long celebration of performing arts. The week of performances showcasing the talent of the children of Henley forms part of the wider Henley Youth Festival. Now in its 26th year, HYF aims to encourage, celebrate and involve young people in sporting activities, the arts and various workshops. HYF at the Kenton will once again host shows for dancers, singers, classical musicians and entertainers. As well as solo and group acts, expect to see showcase performances from local music and dance schools and performances created in our very own in-school workshops.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
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Leisure : Exhibitions
14/03/2019 to 18/03/2019 A SPLASH OF COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

We are not alone in our ability to view the world in colour. Many species of birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have superior colour vision. Yet our ability to be enchanted by colours which illuminate complex patterns, lines and shapes is probably a uniquely human quality. Of all our senses, perhaps our sight is the most precious. Through our colour vision we understand our world. It warns us of danger, makes objects quickly recognisable, and helps us to store and retrieve precious memories. From the earliest cave paintings we have learned to express our feelings and share our thoughts with each other through colour. Open 10am to 3pm.
250 and 400 South Oak Way, Greenpark, Reading. RG2 6UE
MORE INFO: Jen Gorman 0800 0287338
  jen@thephotographicangle.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
14/03/2019 to 15/03/2019 MACBETH
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Award-winning theatre company Proteus present a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Macbeth as a corporate thriller which explores the pressures faced by first generation British-born children of immigrants, set against the background of the ‘greed is good’ corporate landscape of 1980s Britain.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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14/03/2019 to 16/03/2019 BOUNCERS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Lucky Eric, Judd, Les and Ralph are back and telling the tales of a Yorkshire nightclub. Of lads and lasses, sticky floors and shots galore, and the early morning taxi home, all under the watchful eyes of the Bouncers. Written by the multi award winning John Godber, this modern classic will see the boys catapulted into the 21st century! With contemporary music and an updated script to boot, this one’s worth getting dressed up for!
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
15/03/2019 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
15/03/2019 CONSERVATOIRE INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SERIES - AMIT YAHAV, PIANO
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Amit Yahav makes a welcome return with a programme of Chopin, Beethoven and Schumann. His Chopin includes the E major Scherzo and F minor Fantasy together with Beethoven’s E major Sonata Op.109. The recital ends with Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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15/03/2019 PULSE - THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

After a sell-out concert here in February 2017, we are delighted to be able to invite this band to return on 15 March 2019. Pulse are a 7-piece band specialising in the wonderfully pleasurable music of the legendary Pink Floyd. Featuring tracks from The Wall, Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Division Bell and also from the Syd Barrett era along with a few surprises, this will be another night to remember.
Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
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15/03/2019 LIVE FOLK MUSIC - LEVERET
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England's finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina) are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Their playing is relaxed and natural, drawing audiences in and inviting them to share in music that is truly spontaneous and yet deeply timeless.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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15/03/2019 LIVE MUSIC - TINA MAY
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Truly ‘The Lady of Jazz’, with a stunning range and repertoire ideally suited to the intimate club-style presentation of Jazz in the Studio at Norden Farm. In combination with the remarkable musicianship of Simon Marsh (alto and tenor sax) Alex Hutton (piano) and Andy Cleyndert (bass).
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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15/03/2019 LIVE COMEDY - ANGELA BARNES, ROSE-TINTED
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Angela Barnes (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, BBC 2's Insert Name Here, BBC R4’s The News Quiz and host of The Comedy Club and Newsjack on BBC R4Extra) is back with her brand new show. With stand up and stories, Angela is trying, really trying, to look on the bright side of life.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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Leisure : Days Out
16/03/2019 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

16/03/2019 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

16/03/2019 to 17/03/2019 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

Leisure : Museums
16/03/2019 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

16/03/2019 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 : Music
16/03/2019 READING YOUTH ORCHESTRA 75th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Reading Youth Orchestra are delighted to present our 75th Anniversary concert featuring talented members of our ensemble as soloists. Led by Euon Mallett, the first half will hear solos from flautist Michi Aneez, oboist Abbey Hardy and baritone David Cox. The second half will be the cheerful and full-of-life 8th Symphony by Dvorak, inspired by Czech and Slavonic folk music.
St Joseph’s College, Reading Upper Redlands Road RG1 5JT
MORE INFO: Concert Enquiries 07927 289768
  reading.youth.orch@gmail.com
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16/03/2019 BREWHOUSE PLAYOUSE

New for Brewhouse, this is our first play rather than the music. Back to the music in April - more later. Travelling professional troupe Farnham Maltings are bringing "Title & Deed" by Will Eno on tour, and in Yattendon Village Hall. Bar available, one act play, and join us to meet the cast over tea and cake afterwards!
Yattendon Village Hall, RG18 0UR
MORE INFO: Event Enquiries 01635 200185
  randssansom@aol.com
  Event Web Site

16/03/2019 TRINITY CONCERT BAND SPRING CONCERT

The award-winning Trinity Concert Band return to All Saints Church, Wokingham for an exciting concert featuring vocal duet Indigo May (www.indigomayduo.com). Previously members of The Swingle Singers and regular performers on PandO and Cunard cruise lines, these two accomplished sopranos will perform a range of music with the band, including Bring Him Home, West Side Story, All By Myself, The Prayer, and Come What May. In honour of St Patrick’s Day, the pair will also perform a stunning acapella medley of Celtic songs. The band will be performing a number of solo items including a dazzling Queen medley! Featuring a range of music spanning centuries and genres, this is an evening not to be missed! Tickets are priced at £12 in advance or £13 on the door. Children under 16 get free entry. Advance tickets are available via the band website, below.
All Saints Church, Wokingham, RG40 1TN
MORE INFO: Trinity Concert Band Box Office 0118 4492099
  boxoffice@trinityband.co.uk
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16/03/2019 READING MALE VOICE CHOIR AND ABERTILLERY ORPHEUS CHOIRCONCERT

A Joint concert of Reading Male Voice Choir and Abertillery Orpheus Male Choir. Also features Sohpie Baylis as guest Flautist . A great evening full of many different musical delights. Raising Funds for Headway Thames Valley - The brain injury Charity. Concert starts at 7.30pm.
All Saints Church, Downshire Square, Reading RG1 6NU
MORE INFO: Martin Butler 07949 948310
  martinc.butler63@yahoo.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
16/03/2019 THE ULTIMATE COMMITMENTS AND BLUES BROTHERS EXPERIENCE
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Committed to the Blues Brothers, takes the greatest songs from two cult films, and recreates all the iconic atmosphere of a live performance of The Commitments and The Blues Brothers, and puts them together to create two fantastic tribute shows in one memorable evening of foot tapping, sing along entertainment, capturing the essence of both the music and the films - in a stage show / concert experience that electrifies!
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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16/03/2019 ALAN JOHNSON - IN MY LIFE
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Alan Johnson is one of the most popular politicians of recent times and now a best-selling author. His memoirs have sold half a million copies to date. This highly entertaining show is inspired by his latest book In My Life. From growing up as an orphan in a West London slum in the 1950s to becoming a postman before rising through the Labour Party ranks to hold several cabinet posts, including Home Secretary.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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16/03/2019 ANTON AND ERIN DANCE THOSE MAGICAL MUSICALS
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple in their new, show-stopping dance production. The world of ballroom meets musical theatre with stunning costumes and breath taking choreography set to theatrical favourites including The Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins, 42nd Street, Hairspray, Cabaret, Wicked, Top Hat, Jersey Boys and many more.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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16/03/2019 CLUB VELOCITY 16th BIRTHDAY GIG AT RISING SUN ARTS
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

March 2019 Club Velocity becomes a teenager. 16 years on putting on gigs here in Reading. Liking it more than ever.2018 been a strange year- too many people passing away.But hey 2019 should be even better. Then birthday gig features Ed Borrie, The Keep Cats and Harroland.
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

16/03/2019 YOUNG PEOPLE'S PERFORMING ARTS CONCERT

No5 presents their Second Annual Young People's Performing Arts Concert - a showcase of the talent from some of Reading's best young people's performing arts groups! Performances from: Berzerk Productions, Starlet Dance School, Conco Dance, Kalakunj, T4C, Reading Boys' School, Queen Anne's School, and choirs and musicians from The Bulmershe School. Doors open: 5:30 pm, performance: 6.30pm- 8.30pm (including interval). Online Ticket Price: Adult £6, Children under 16 £3, under 5's free. On-the-door Ticket Price: Adult £7, Children under 16 £4, under 5's free. Venue is wheelchair accessible.
The Bulmershe School, Woodlands Avenue, Woodley RG5 3EU
MORE INFO: Carly Newman 07342 355425
  carly.newman@no5.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
16/03/2019 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 :
16/03/2019 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 :
16/03/2019 WORKSHOP - WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S AN ANCESTOR

This workshop will look at wills, pre and post 1858, plus other probate documents such as inventories, administrations and death duties. Find out their benefits for family historians and where to locate them. With Tutors: Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens. This workshop is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.
Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 0118 950 9553
  events@berksfhs.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
16/03/2019 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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Leisure : Theatre
17/03/2019 HENLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT THE HEXAGON
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

HSO continues its proud record of engaging internationally acclaimed soloists by welcoming Peter Donohoe to play Brahms’s mighty Piano Concerto No 1. Since his unprecedented success as Silver Medal winner of the 1982 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Peter has built an extraordinary world-wide career, encompassing a huge repertoire. He is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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17/03/2019 JEWELTONES - SING INTO SPRING
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Join Jewel Tones, Crosfields Chamber Choir and the Abbey Junior School Chamber Choir for an afternoon of song. Courtyard Theatre.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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17/03/2019 FASTLOVE - THE GEORGE MICHAEL TRIBUTE SHOW
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Direct from the West End, Fastlove is the world’s favourite George Michael tribute. The show will take you on a musical journey from ‘Jesus To A Child’, to ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’, to everyone’s favourites ’I’m Your Man’ and ‘Wake Me Up’. Relive the passion, the flare and the unique sensitivity of George Michael with Fastlove!
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
  Event Web Site

17/03/2019 THE SOLID SILVER 60s SHOW
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

For over 30 years, The Solid Silver 60s Show has entertained the nation and celebrated the world’s most loved music. Known as an institution on the 60s circuit, SS60s is the original and premier sixties show, bringing you hits performed by the original hit makers. This year 60's favourites Peter Noone, Brian Poole and Dave Berry with Vanity Fare unite for what could be the last ever Solid Silver 60s Show. Don’t miss your chance to see this slice of history as they bring together the decades’ biggest artists singing their greatest hits and relive some of your fondest memories.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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17/03/2019 MUSIC NIGHT AT THE MILL - THE DEFINITIVE RAT PACK
 THE MILL AT SONNING

This hit show includes songs I’ve Got You Under My Skin, King Of The Road, Hey There, That’s Amore, Mr Bojangles, Strangers In The Night, My Way and many more, performed by the UK’s leading Frank, Dean and Sammy impersonators.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
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Leisure : Theatre
17/03/2019 LIVE MUSIC - CHRIS WOOD
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. His most recent album So Much to Defend has received wide critical acclaim. On stage Chris has the air of a craftsman who no longer needs to be precious about his art. Without any apparent effort he reaches deep into an enviable repertoire of songs before revealing another gem.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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17/03/2019 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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17/03/2019 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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17/03/2019 SUNDAY ASSEMBLY READING - FOSSILS AND THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN

Mary Anning was an overlooked pioneer of palaeontology. As a working class, non-educated woman in the 1800s, she never published her findings but her discoveries paved the way for the modern understanding of our planet's history and the creatures that once roamed upon it. Hear about her life, the amazing creatures she found, and how we are looking to spread her story to inspire a new generation of geologists. Mary’s achievements will be extolled by Dr Katie Cooper, a lapsed geologist, science communicator and badge-wearing STEMinist, who is championing the Mary Anning Rocks campaign which aims to erect a statue of Mary in her home town of Lyme Regis. We will also be rocking with the Sunday Assembly Reading band and getting you to make your own discoveries. After the Assembly, we meet once again at Brewdog ** About Sunday Assembly **Sunday Assembly Reading is free to attend and runs entirely on donations.The Sunday Assembly Reading is a secular congregation that celebrates life, meeting once a month at The Reading Irish Centre. Members of the Assembly believe in Living Better, Helping Often and Wondering More, for no other reason than to make the most of the one life we know we have.
Reading Irish Centre, Reading, RG1 7HT
MORE INFO: Stephen   info@sundayassemblyreading.uk
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17/03/2019 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 : Athletics
17/03/2019 SAGE READING HALF-MARATHON 2018

Once again the race sets off around the stunning parkland of Green Park, through the beautiful grounds of the University campus and round to the highlights of the town centre of Reading with its huge huge crowd support. The final straight leads into the magnificent Madejski Stadium where 5,000 supporters will be waiting to cheer the runners home. This is a race for the experienced athlete looking for a new PB through to the complete beginner looking for a friendly safe and fun environment to run in. The first ever Reading Half Marathon was organised and run in 1983, when the start and finish venue was Reading University at Whiteknights Park. There were 5,000 runners and it was won by a 21 year old local University student, Mark Curzons in a time of 67.45. In 2003 Sweatshop took over the organisation with the aim of making the event all about the runner and ultimately create an experience that is worthy of this prestigious half marathon. They retain an involvement although the race passed on to the banner to insurance company Vitality, and now accountancy experts Sage.
Start Green Park, Reading - Finish Madejski Stadium
MORE INFO: Reading Race Info 0778 813 7117
  events@sweatshop.co.uk
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Sport : Football
17/03/2019 ROYALS SUPPORTERS' TRUST HALL OF FAME NIGHT

On Sunday, the Supporters' Trust at Reading (STAR) will be inducting another 25 names into the Reading Football Club Hall of Fame on an evening which will no doubt see a host of Royals legends attend the ceremony once again. What is the Hall of Fame? It’s a celebration, a chance to enjoy a slice of our long history and mingle with those who help make the club what it is. STAR aim to induct 150 Reading FC legends by the time the club turns 150 years old in 2021 and the names inducted are spanning every decade of the Royals' existence, with every part of the club's history treated equally and honoured.
Madejski Stadium, Nr M4 J11
MORE INFO: Supporter Services 0118 968 1211
  supporterservices@readingfc.co.uk
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17/03/2019 ROYALS WOMEN v MANCHESTER UNITED - WFA CUP QUARTER-FINAL

Alongside our first team and Under-23s, the Women's side will be the third different Reading squad to be drawn against the Red Devils in cup competition this season. The Royals are going to take on a United side that sit second in the Women's Championship - five points off leaders Tottenham with two games in hand, in their first season entered in the Women's Super League structure. Reading booked their place in the last eight of the cup with a late winner from Rakel Hönnudóttir earning a 2-1 win over Birmingham City. United, meanwhile, have progressed in the competition thanks to a comfortable 3-0 win over London Bees at the weekend, following on from another win and clean sheet against Brighton & Hove Albion in the Fourth Round.
Adams Park, Hillbottom Rd, High Wycombe HP12 4HJ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 0118 968 1313
  ticketing@readingfc.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
18/03/2019 THE BALLAD OF HOUSE ZENNOR
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

The Ballad of House Zennor is an original play written and directed by Katie Blackwell. Reinventing Cornish myths and legend to create a tale we all know and love but wouldn’t recognise. The story follows John, Morvene and Arthur – all told by Cornwall’s most loved Piskies. Husband John’s only cares in life, are business and his darling wife. He leaves for work and in his place, he calls his brother to run the estate…
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
18/03/2019 to 19/03/2019 HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

From the producers of the critically acclaimed tours of Round the Horne and The Goon Show comes another radio comedy classic live on stage. In 1954, Tony Hancock burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Light Programme with a comedy show unlike anything the British public had heard before. Playing a less successful version of himself and surrounded by a cast of fellow comedy greats, Hancock’s Half Hour was one of the first programmes in the genre we now know as sitcom.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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19/03/2019 BRACKNELL JAZZ YOUNG MUSICIANS - DOM INGHAM, VIOLIN
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Dominic Ingham started playing the violin at age 5 and was trained with the Suzuki method until age 13. He became a member of the National Youth Orchestra from age 15-16, before attending Chetham’s School of Music. He now studies Jazz Violin and Singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He plays with Jam Experiment and Jonny Mansfield’s Elftet.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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19/03/2019 to 23/03/2019 MADE IN DAGENHAM - THE MUSICAL
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Through powerful, modern songs and humorous action, Made in Dagenham tells the story of the conflict at Ford’s Dagenham car plant in 1968. Be inspired as ordinary Essex wife and mum, Rita O’Grady, leads the girls in the stitching room in a battle against the might of Ford and the corruption of the Union. How will the men around them react? Will they gain the support of politicians and the TUC? Can Rita keep up the fight and the happy home she’s worked so hard for?
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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Business to Business :
20/03/2019 WOKINGHAM AND BRACKNELL BUSINESS BISCOTTI NETWORKING EVENT

Wokingham Biscotti meets the last Tuesday of each month at Cantley House Hotel, Milton Road, Wokingham You are invited to the next Wokingham Business Biscotti business networking event starting at 09.30am until 11.30am. Business Biscotti is what networking is all about - meeting and forming business relationships with like-minded people. We like to think we provide an antidote to formal networking.

The Coppid Beech Hotel, John Nike Way, Bracknell RG12 8TF
MORE INFO: Peter Morris 0118 947 5857
  peter@pinewoodassetfinance.co.uk
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Leisure : Arts
20/03/2019 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
20/03/2019 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
20/03/2019 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
20/03/2019 to 23/03/2019 SHINFIELD PLAYERS - THE 39 STEPS
 SHINFIELD PLAYERS THEATRE

Richard Hannay has returned to London, and is bored. Until a chance meeting with the mysterious and dangerous Annabel Schmidt plunges him into the shadowy world of The 39 Steps. But will he solve the mystery – and save England – in time? Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller is transformed into a madcap comedy featuring (among other escapades) a plane crash, a chase along a train, and a plummet off the Forth Bridge! A super fast-paced comedy with four actors playing over 130 roles in over 50 locations! It’s going to be a riot.
Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, Reading RG2 9DF
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 975 8880
 
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20/03/2019 to 23/03/2019 LOVE IN IDLENESS
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Love in Idleness, written in 1944 by Terence Rattigan, and revived very successfully in 2017, is a fascinating fusion of comedy and political comment: one of Rattigan’s lighter plays, it sparkles with Cowardesque wit and humour. Young Michael returns from his evacuation to Canada bursting with left-wing ideals, only to discover that his widowed mother is enjoying a liaison with a wealthy Tory industrialist and member of the War Cabinet, a representative of all that Michael opposes. A tug-of-war comedy, with echoes of Hamlet, ensues, as Olivia is torn between her callous offspring and her devotion to Sir John, whose ghastly wife gives him little to turn to.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
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20/03/2019 THE OLI BROWN BAND
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Late 2002 saw Oli pick up a guitar for the first time. Two and a half years later at age of 15 he was invited to America as the guest of American Blues band Blinddog Smokin’. This first trip saw Oli on the same stage as Buddy Guy and Taj Mahal. In 2008 Oli was signed to the German Blues label, Ruf Records. Thomas Ruf flew into the UK to see Oli perform and signed him on the spot! Oli’s debut album, OPEN ROAD, was recorded and released in 2008 and received great reviews across the UK and Europe. It was voted the No. 2 Blues album of 2008 by readers of Blues Matters! magazine and it still rides high in the Blues Charts.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
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20/03/2019 A MULTICOLOURED MUSICAL
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Eagle House School return to the Wilde Theatre with a fun musical for all the family. Music, dancing and lots of songs you are sure to recognise make this show a feast of colour. Returning for their 12th year at South Hill Park, the talented pupils of Eagle House take to the stage in this wonderful show. Go, go, go get your tickets now!
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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20/03/2019 CHILDREN'S STORY TIME AT THE MILL
 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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Local Information :
20/03/2019 BERKSHIRE WOMEN IN THE 19th CENTURY - TALK AT WEST BERKS MUSEUM

Compared to other counties in 19th century England, why is there little or no information written about the women of Berkshire? Who were they, what did they do and where can we find out more about them? Find out in this fascinating talk by professional genealogist, Lin Ricketts. A talk to tie-in with International Women’s Day, which was earlier this month.
West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01635 519562
  museum@westberks.gov.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
21/03/2019 TEXTILE CONSERVATION TOURS AT GREYS COURT
 GREYS COURT (NATIONAL TRUST)

Join our knowledgeable textile conservationists on a behind-the-scene tour of the house. Find out how we conserve the collection and explore the nursery and store cupboards with our expert volunteers. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages. A National Trust Event - Gates open 11:00. Start 11:30. End 12:00. Free Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply.
Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4PG
MORE INFO: Administrator 01491 628529
  greyscourt@nationaltrust.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
21/03/2019 LIVE MUSIC - KNIGHT AND SPIERS
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

On a summer’s day in 2016, the organisers of FolkEast Festival masterminded one of the most intriguing and exciting collaborations on today’s folk scene. Peter Knight, legendary violinist and ex-member of folk-rock band Steeleye Span was paired with leading melodeon player and ex-Bellowhead member, John Spiers, for a special one-off performance which left audiences in awe. With no space to be found in the marquee, people stood five deep in the pouring rain in order to witness the bringing together of two of the most genuinely gifted musicians in their respective fields.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
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21/03/2019 ATOMIC RAPTURE - A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF BLONDIE
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Formed in January 2014 to appear in a charity concert to raise funds for the local church, the band members enjoyed their debut so much they decided to carry on. Building on their original success, Atomic Rapture have extended their repertoire to become a genuine tribute band and have continued to help raise a lot of money for various charities. With an ever growing set list and cool costume changes, Atomic Rapture are recreating the sound of one of Americas most influential bands from the 70’s and 80’s, and even into the 90’s.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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Local Information :
21/03/2019 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 : Theatre
22/03/2019 FORGOTTEN WOMEN
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

A unique opportunity to join the live studio audience for this historical podcast recording. Forgotten Women is a performance project that examines and celebrates activist women spanning the twentieth century. These episodes will look at Judy Fryd, founder of Mencap, alongside other feminist activists of the 60s and 70s. These experimental performances interrogate the facts and the gaps in between. Compelling storytelling featuring live music, foley sound and brand new writing, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484 123
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22/03/2019 FORGOTTEN WOMEN
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

A unique opportunity to join the live studio audience for this historical podcast recording. Forgotten Women is a performance project that examines and celebrates activist women spanning the twentieth century. These episodes will look at Judy Fryd, founder of Mencap, alongside other feminist activists of the 60s and 70s. These experimental performances interrogate the facts and the gaps in between. Compelling storytelling featuring live music, foley sound and brand new writing, thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484 123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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Leisure : Music
23/03/2019 NINEBARROW IN CONCERT AT DUNSDEN VILLAGE HALL

Superlative performers Jon Whitley and Jay Labouchardière of Ninebarrow make a triumphant return to Dunsden Village Hall, 15 months after their last sell-out performance. Ninebarrow's new record, The Waters and the Wild reached Number 2 in Amazon’s Folk Best-Seller chart in June 2018. The 11-track album highlights displays the duo’s beautiful vocal harmonies wrapped in lush, sensitive arrangements and flawless musicianship. Awarded 5-stars in both The Morning Star and the English Folk Dance & Song Society’s EDS Magazine, the album has received airplay on BBC Radios 2, 3, 6 Music, Wales and Scotland. Folk luminary, Mike Harding, has hailed it as ‘absolutely monumental’. Forget the 'folk' label if you're not a fan of the genre. This is pure music at its best. Try it! If you're a diehard folk fan, you're in for a treat.
Dunsden Village Hall, Dunsden Green, Nr Reading RG4 9QG
MORE INFO: Ninebarrow Enquiries 07397 975 374
  DunsdenVillageHallManager@gmail.com
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Local Information :
23/03/2019 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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Local Information :
23/03/2019 CANCEER RESEARCH UK TAKE OVER THE ART CAFÉ

Reading Cancer Research UK group are delighted to be running the Art Café in Whitchurch. Please do pop in to enjoy a cup of tea/coffee with a delicious slice of homemade cake. There will be arts and crafts for you to browse and you can combine the visit with a walk along the nearby Thames. All proceeds on this day will go to Cancer Research UK. The Café is found by crossing the Thames at Whitchurch Toll Bridge and walking/driving a short distance up the hill.
Community Art Cafe, The Old Stables, Whitchurch on Thames, RG8 7DF
MORE INFO: Reading Group for Cancer Research UK
  Readingcancerresearchuk@gmail.com
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Leisure : Theatre
25/03/2019 LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

This month, William McVcker. Programme to include music by Louis Vierne, Nicholas Choveaux and extraordinary Nordic pieces by Bjarne Sløgedal and Arild Sandvold. The Concert Hall presents a series of lunchtime organ recitals by locally and nationally renowned organists. All recitals last approximately 45 minutes.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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26/03/2019 to 30/03/2019 STARMAKER THEATRE COMPANY - ALL SHOOK UP, THE SONGS OF ELVIS
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that’ll have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with all the classics. Starmaker Theatre Company are delighted to bring this amazing musical to The Kenton Theatre, with two fantastic young casts sharing the limelight across the show week.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk
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Local Information :
26/03/2019 CHARITY DINNER IN AID OF CANCER RESEARCH UK

The Reading Group for Cancer Research UK presents:C Food Charity Dinner In aid of Cancer Research UK, hosted by The Kitchen at Reading College, King's Road. £25 per person for a four course meal and glass of wine. Evening to include a raffle and talk from a Cancer Research UK scientist. To book your places please contact Sarah Kidd-May as below. Menu: To begin, Carrot, Coconut, Coriander and Ginger Broth. To follow, Cod, Cauliflower and Cumin (Cauliflower, Cumin and Spiced Gooseberry Chutney). Followed by Chicken, Celeriac, Cavolo Nero, Chickpeas and Chorizo (Chive Rice Bon Bons, Celeriac, Cavolo Nero, Chickpeas and Chorizo). To Finish, Chocolate Tart with Clementine Sorbet. Vegan option (it is vegan chorizo, made from chickpeas).
Reading College, Kings Road, Reading
MORE INFO: Sarah Kidd May 07443 635688
  sarahkiddmay@gmail.com
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Leisure : Theatre
28/03/2019 DORIC STRING QUARTET
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

The Doric String Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. Selected for representation by YCAT in 2006, the Quartet went on to win several prizes. After much soul searching, the Quartet’s 2nd violinist Jonny Stone has decided that the pressures of a busy international touring schedule are not compatible with the demands of his growing family so with sadness is stepping down. Following an extensive search the Quartet is delighted that Ying Xue has taken over as second violinist. She is an extremely experienced chamber musician, having previously been a member of the US based Parker Quartet. Alex, John and Hélène are really excited about how high the musical level is when they play with Ying and feel very positive about this development.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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28/03/2019 to 06/04/2019 TAMING OF THE SHREW
 WOKINGHAM THEATRE

Two wealthy sisters in Padua must be married off. The modest, demure Bianca has no shortage of suitors, but who on earth will take the wild, ungovernable, ‘shrewish’ Katherina? Perhaps the gold-digging Petruchio, as maddeningly strongwilled and perverse as Katherina herself, will be equal to the task of bullying her to the altar. Shakespeare’s outrageous comedy introduces one of theatre’s great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to the play’s controversial conclusion.
Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road Wokingham RG40 5TU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 978 5363
  boxoffice@wokinghamtheatre.org.uk
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Leisure : Music
30/03/2019 READING HAYDN CHOIR SPRING CONCERT – ROSSINI, PETITE MESSE SOLENNELLE

It’s often said that the Petite Messe Solennelle is neither little, solemn nor especially liturgical in spirit. Even Rossini’s own notes would suggest that he himself inclined to such a view: Dear God – behold completed this poor little Mass – is it indeed music for the blest (musique Sacrée) that I have just written, or damned music (Sacrée musique)? Thou knowest well, I was born for comic opera. It contains scant learning, but all my heart. So bless Thee and grant me Paradise! G Rossini – Passy 1863. Composed for a small musical group, the piece was originally scored for just ‘twelve singers of 3 sexes – men, women, and castrati’, two pianos and a harmonium. It signalled a return to composing after a 30-year retirement, and represents a magnificent feat of creative self-renewal for the seventy-one-year-old composer. It has all the warmth and energy that has become the trademark of Rossini’s work.
St Joseph’s College Upper Redlands Road Reading RG1 5JT
MORE INFO: Christopher Lock 07557 900210
  lock.chris1@gmail.com
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Leisure : Theatre
31/03/2019 AROUND THE WORLD - A JOURNEY THROUGH DANCE
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Divas and Dudes Dance Academy proudly present their first show at the Kenton Theatre. Now boarding for ‘Around the World’ – an extravaganza of dance taking you on a first class, non-stop, energetic and exciting journey visiting many countries along the way. Featuring local children from Henley on Thames and surrounding areas.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk
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Sport : Horse Racing
31/03/2019 SPRING FAMILY RACEDAY AT ASCOT

Our first family raceday of 2019 is free for under 18s and offers a thrilling combination of top class racing and free countryside themed activities for racegoers of all ages. There is no better way to spend Mothering Sunday, with all Mums in the King Edward VII Enclosure offered a free main course in the Horsewalk Restaurant! Ascot’s final fixture of the 2018-19 Jumps season takes centre stage, with a mix of hurdles and chases for novices right through to veterans.
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Box Office 0870 727 1234
  enquiries@ascot.co.uk
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04/04/2019 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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Leisure : Markets
06/04/2019 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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06/04/2019 BERKSHIRE TORTOISE CLUB OPEN DAY

Live tortoises, lots of stalls, children activities, face painting, arts and craft, sand art, BBQ, lots of stalls to browse.
Church Rd, Earley, Reading RG6 1EY
MORE INFO: Barbara Lee 07786 903393
  berkshiretortoiseclub@hotmail.com

Leisure : Days Out
07/04/2019 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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07/04/2019 SPRING HEALTH AND WELLNESS RETREAT

Take the opportunity to harness the renewing energy of Spring and join us for a mini-retreat at the beautiful Dunsden Hall. Restorative yoga, nourishing food and a blissful meditation session; it's your time to retreat, recharge and reconnect to the world in a more purposeful way. Yoga, Meditation, Vegan afternoon tea, Healthy eating workshop.
Eye and Dunsden Village Hall
MORE INFO: Emily 0118 328 2270
  info@omnomhealth.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
13/04/2019 to 14/04/2019 ALL ABOUT DOGS SHOW AT NEWBURY SHOWGROUND

The All About Dogs Show is the UK's FAVOURITE dog event for dogs of all shapes and sizes - and it's returning to the Newbury Showground! Bring your dog for two days full of exciting arena displays, expert advice, shopping and lots of fun have-a-go activities including the popular Fun Dog Shows where you and your dog can win rosettes, K9 Aqua Sports, talent competitions and more... There's something for dogs of all ages and breeds to enjoy - and if you don't have a dog you're welcome to come too! Tickets are available online at the website below.
Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham RG18 9QZ
MORE INFO: Michelle Norris 01702 549623
  michelle@aztecevents.co.uk
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13/04/2019 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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14/04/2019 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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