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Leisure : Museums
28/01/2017 to 06/05/2017 ART DISPLAY - RAY ATKINS, THE READING YEARS
 READING MUSEUM

The painter Ray Atkins works on a monumental scale. He will be 80 this year and still works outside, in places that he loves, come rain or shine, in the same driven way that he has since the 1960s. Between 1968 and 1974 he lived in Reading, teaching at the University. He produced an impressive body of work in response to the dramatic changes going on in the town centre. The Inner Distribution Road, the Butts Shopping Centre and the Civic Centre were all constructed during this time and Atkins observed their progress and made huge, expressive paintings on site.
Reading Museum, Old Town Hall, Blagrave Street
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
01/02/2017 to 30/04/2017 MARIE CURIE FREE WILL-WRITING SERVICE

Marie Curie are running a free will-writing scheme throughout Berkshire for three months from 1st February until 30th April 2017. If you are age 55 or over you can apply to have your will written for free.
Berkshire-wide
MORE INFO: Toni Denyer 01883 832639   toni.denyer@mariecurie.org.uk   Event Web Site
14/02/2017 to 27/05/2017 COMMUNITY DISPLAY - FREEMASONRY IN BERKSHIRE
 READING MUSEUM

Part of the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry being celebrated nationally, Berkshire Freemasons are staging this community display to reveal how Freemasonry developed from the 1700s into a significant social institution. It will also explore how modern Freemasonry fits into today’s world.
Reading Museum, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Barbados Display Enquiries 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
02/03/2017 to 29/04/2017 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   basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
06/03/2017 to 03/05/2017 HIDDEN TUDOR TRAILS AT THE VYNE
 THE VYNE (NATIONAL TRUST)

Pick up your trail at Visitor Reception and go hunting for hidden Tudor clues in our garden. At the site visited by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535, explore the grounds of this former Tudor palace on a brain-teasing trail. Normal admission applies. Booking Not Needed. Children are most welcome. Dogs on leads welcome. 10am to 4pm.
The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01256 883858   thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Art
07/03/2017 to 29/04/2017 ARTS EXHIBITION - PAINTINGS, CERAMICS, GLASS, SCULPTURE, PRINTS

Paintings: Stuart Buchanan, Paul Wright, Paul Kessling, Ashley Hanson, Alice Cescatti. Sculpture: Mark Hall, Frances Goddard, Sadie Brockbank, Rachel Ducker. Ceramics: Ray Church, John Bauer, Nichola Wright. Glass: Nicky Clarke. Prints: Kate Kessling, Mirren Kessling, Richard Scott, Kim Maher. Sometimes Closed Sunday and Monday. Best to email or phone first before setting out. Parking available outside the gallery which is situated opposite Hardwick Road.
Modern Artists Gallery High St Whitchurch on Thames RG8 7EX
MORE INFO: Exhibition Enquiries 0118 984 5893   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
16/03/2017 to 06/05/2017 ALAN AYCKBOURN - IMPROBABLE FICTION
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the house sat six members of Pendon Writers’ Circle. All suffering the same predicament - Writer’s block! Jess writes bodice rippers. Grace creates children’s stories. Vivvi has completed her 6th crime novel – unpublished of course! Clem is a sci-fi fanatic. Brevis is adapting The Pilgrim’s Progress into – wait for it – a musical!
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
06/04/2017 to 22/07/2017 TWELFTH NIGHT
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

The Watermill has become known around the world for its bold, ensemble driven approach to presenting Shakespeare. For our anniversary year we celebrate this rich history by presenting a brand new production of a play that balances comedy, romance and tragedy in equal measure. Bohemian, outlandish, isolated: Illyria is a land where everyone has lost something and they will use any means to survive. Viola is washed ashore. Compelled to survive in a mysterious ethereal land, she disguises herself as Cesario to serve the solitary Duke Orsino. What follows is a tale of mistaken identities, seduction and transformation, leading to a complex love triangle and the potential destruction of all propriety. This production is reimagined in the 1920s where prohibition is rife and Europe is still reeling in the wake of war.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044   boxoffice@watermill.org.uk   Event Web Site
20/04/2017 to 29/04/2017 THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE
 WOKINGHAM THEATRE

This is the story of the shy, reclusive Little Voice and her larger than life, out of control Mother, Mari. Desperately missing her dead father, Little Voice spends her time locked in her bedroom, listening to his old record collection and perfecting astonishing impersonations of famous divas including Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and Dusty Springfield. She hides in her room, crooning and dreaming of love, while her disheveled mother mistakes a seedy agent’s interest as affection rather than enthusiasm for the gold mine buried in her daughter’s throat.
Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road Wokingham RG40 5TU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 978 5363   boxoffice@wokinghamtheatre.org.uk   Event Web Site
24/04/2017 to 29/04/2017 TWO PLAYS - THE WRITER BIRD, AND THE SWASTIKA PARTY
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Following on from the success of ten years of WriteFest, and as part of our commitment to supporting local writers and directors, Progress Theatre is proud to present an evening of two one-act plays. THE WRITER BIRD is a journey down the writing rabbit hole. Drawing on both physical and absurdist theatre for its inspiration, it is in some senses a call to arms to our local writers. It is written by Emily Goode, whose work has frequently been performed at WriteFest. THE SWASTIKA PARTY is set in London’s East End in 1941, a city  shrouded in smoke, and destruction. The heart of the Blitz. This is a story about friendships under pressure and how symbols can impact on their lives. Written by Paul Levy, this play has become increasingly relevant to our changing political landscape.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2195   longshorttall@progresstheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
24/04/2017 to 29/04/2017 GABRIEL
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

A family held captive in Nazi occupied Guernsey.  A mysterious stranger with no history. Only one chance of survival. Starring Paul McGann (Withnail and I, Doctor Who and The Monocled Mutineer) and Belinda Lang (2point4 Children, Second Thoughts) written by Moira Buffini (Handbagged, wonder.land), this electric drama with edge-of-your-seat suspense is directed by award winning Kate McGregor and produced by Theatre6; producers of the award winning, West End smash hit The Scottsboro Boys. 
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
26/04/2017 to 29/04/2017 THE PRODUCERS

Maidenhead Musical Comedy Society present 'The Producers'Fading Broadway producer Max Bialystock is desperate to get to the top of his profession again, and he finds an unlikely ally in mousy accountant Leo Bloom, who hypothesizes that one could make far more money with a flop of a show than with a hit. Together, the two set out to produce the worst musical ever to hit Broadway, with the worst script, the worst director, and the worst cast they can find; the catch is that they will raise two million dollars to finance the show, and they plan to take the money and head to Rio when the show inevitably closes after just one performance. Too bad for Bialystock & Bloom that, against all odds the show is a total hit!Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th April. Tickets cost £16 for adults, Concessions £14. (£2 off all tickets on opening night, Wednesday). Concessions apply to Students, OAPs, and children. Evening performances Wed to Sat at 7.45pm, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Group discounts available (£1 off for 10+ people, full price tickets only) Book via the Box Office by calling 07340 754 961, email mmcs.tickets@gmail.com or book online at www.mmcs.biz
Desborough Theatre, Maidenhead Town Hall, SL6 1RF
MORE INFO: Emma Sanders 07866 812724   info@mmcs.biz   Event Web Site
26/04/2017 to 27/04/2017 JASMIN VARDIMON - PINOCCHIO
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Be charmed by Jasmin Vardimon’s joyous and wildly imaginative take on the classic Collodi fairytale. With clever humour, engaging drama and theatrical innovation, Pinocchio takes us on a magical journey as he discovers what it is to be human. With trademark choreographic style, Vardimon’s breath-taking dancers bring to life the enchanting world of the famous marionette in this visual delight for all the family.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
26/04/2017 to 29/04/2017 TAKE ME TO... HENLEY AMATEUR OPERATIC AND DRAMATIC SOCIETY
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

TAKE ME TO....Avenue Q, and on the way meet Matilda, or even The Phantom of the Opera. Don’t forget we are Crazy for You at the Cabaret, then a quick trip to Spamalot where We Will Rock You with The Boyfriend. On to a Wonderful Town with Sweet Charity, meet a Funny Girl on The Way To The Forum, and a Thoroughly Modern Millie who is not Wicked, but very much My Fair Lady, and many, many more...
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
26/04/2017 to 29/04/2017 THE DROWNED WORLD
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

In a world drowned in totalitarianism and decay, Tara and Julian are in hiding from police who have been carrying out systematic raids and mandated “quarantines” of individuals who possess “radiance”, a condition that separates citizens and non-citizens. They intrude into the apartment of Citizen Darren, who agrees to protect them, while Kelly, a police officer with a quarantine order, is sent undercover to find them.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
27/04/2017 MUSEUM SURGERY
 READING MUSEUM

Visitors can discover more about the collections, or ask for help in identifying interesting objects (NB no valuations can be given). Every Thursday, in the Box Room.
Reading Museum, The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
27/04/2017 to 29/04/2017 OUT OF SIGHT... OUT OF MURDER - A MYSTERY COMEDY

A Loddon Players production - Peter Knight, a mystery writer, is grinding out a murder story in a Gothic mansion in Vermont, when it is hit by lightning in a fierce storm. His archetypal characters seem to come to life and create the perfect murder plot for him. Mayhem ensues as the stunned author struggles to regain control of his own creations.
Sherfield Village Hall, Reading Road, Sherfield on Loddon RG27 0EZ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 880224   Event Web Site
27/04/2017 ROCHARD HERRING - THE BEST
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Richard Herring, King of the Edinburgh Fringe, Metro columnist and the UK's Podfather (RHLSTP, AIOTM) picks his favourite routines from his 12 one-man shows and crams them into 90 minutes for your delectation. From his deconstruction of the genealogy of Christ to him proving that racists are less racist than liberals, via some of the best knob jokes in the business. Will your favourite routine make the cut? A great introduction to this influential cult comedian for the newcomer and a welcome greatest hits for long term fans.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
27/04/2017 THE CONSONE STRING QUARTET
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

The Consone String Quartet won the 2016 Royal Over-seas League competition and focus on classical music. They play period instruments bringing a new freshness and clarity to the music. The concert will feature popular string quartets by Haydn, Schubert and Mendelssohn.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
27/04/2017 DELPHINE
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Delphine is 30 and up to now the possibility of falling in love has only ever existed in her imagination. Now something has happened. Join Delphine in her home, enter her world and help yourself to a mint.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
27/04/2017 OH SUSANNA, PLUS HANNAH SANDERS AND BEN SAVAGE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

An unmissable double-bill of Canadian singer/songwriter Oh Susanna and English duo Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, that was formed after a residential in Toronto where the artists worked on a 90 minute show that mixes their own material and new trio arrangements into a varied and brilliant concert show.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
27/04/2017 LA BOHEME
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Introducing the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova as Mimi and starring Olga Perrier, the international French Soprano as Musetta Directed by Ellen Kent, this brand new production is traditionally staged and features beautiful sets and costumes. La bohème is one of the most romantic operas ever written. It tells the tragic tale of the doomed, consumptive Mimi and her love for a penniless writer. The set reflects the Bohemian art of the period and will include a brass band, snow effects and Musetta’s dog will also make an entrance.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
27/04/2017 to 28/04/2017 THE EMPTY NESTERS CLUB
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Join Vicky Barret for the inaugural meeting of The Empty Nesters’ Club. If your children have left home and the nest is empty, this is the group for you. Vicky will share her story of empty bedrooms, fresher’s flu, boyfriends, long goodbyes, motorway service stations and trips to Ikea; and how she fought back to be the woman she is today - exhausted!
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
27/04/2017 to 29/04/2017 MACK AND MABEL
 SHINFIELD PLAYERS THEATRE

From an idea by Michael Spigelglass - a musical based on a book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. The plot involves the tumultuous romantic relationship between Hollywood Director, Mack Sennett, and Mabel Normand who became one of his greatest stars.
Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, Reading RG2 9DF
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 975 8880   boxoffice@shinfieldplayers.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
27/04/2017 KING KING
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

This event has now sold out. Please call the box office on 01256 844244 to be added to the waiting list.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
27/04/2017 DEAF FRIENDLY FOOTBALL

A tailormade football session for people with hearing impairments and other disabilities. Run by the FA - who will provide coaches - the sessions are supported by SportsAble, Berks & Bucks Football Association and Deaf Positives Action. Everyone welcome. Friendly atmosphere guaranteed.
Braywick Sports Ground - Pitch 3G, Braywick Road, Maidenhead SL6 1BN
MORE INFO: 01628 627 690   Event Web Site
Leisure : Art
28/04/2017 to 09/06/2017 NEWBURY ART GROUP OPEN STUDIOS

A display of art in the hospital restaurant and corridor leading to out patients. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Newbury Art Group all art displayed is for sale and will have the theme 'Celebrations'. Follow the art group on Facebook: Newbury Art Group.
West Berkshire Community Hospital, London Road, Benham Hill, Thatcham RG18 3AS
MORE INFO: 01635 247 295   Event Web Site
Leisure : Dance
28/04/2017 MAIDENHEAD 30s to 60s PARTY FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES

These parties are THE place for 30s to 60s to dance, romance, meet new people and make new friends. From 8.30pm till 1am Top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from '80s to date. These parties are popular so it's a good idea to pre-book via website below. Gents collared shirt required. No trainers, T shirts, jumpers, etc. Right of admission reserved.
Bird Hills Golf Club, Drift Rd, Hawthorn Hill (A330), nr Maidenhead, SL6 3ST
MORE INFO: Gill or Brian 0800 3134441   info@dance-parties.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Nights Out
28/04/2017 THE MASQUERADE BASH!
The Masquerade Bash is great way to kick off Festival week in the Cloister Garden Marquee. This is the party of the year! A free welcome drink with live jazz! A sumptuous Indian buffet Feast served! Great entertainment!Amazing live music to dance to by The Undercovers – winners of the 2014 ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition. Food will be served at 7.30pm Dress code – Party wear and Mask (but don’t worry, you won’t be turned away on the door if you don’t have one!)
Dorchester Abbey, Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HH
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
28/04/2017 SHAKIN' STEVENS - ECHOES OF OUR TIMES
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

With 33 hit singles and four UK No. 1s to his name, the Platinum-selling entertainer and performer will be exciting his audiences as he performs new tracks from Echoes Of Our Times, along with classic hits, and a few surprises. The tour will see this Welsh singer unveil another side to his talents, as an artist, songwriter and storyteller. Echoes Of Our Times blends blues, roots, Americana and classic rock. Detailing stories from his intriguing family history, Shakin’ Stevens has created a remarkable musical tribute to his once mysterious past.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
28/04/2017 THE UNTHANKS - HOW THE WILD WIND BLOWS
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

A wistful mother in the 1950s makes some simple home recordings in her family sitting room. Little could she have known that decades later, her son would become one of the most poetic and influential songwriters ever, or that more than sixty years later, the dust would be blown off her own songs.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
28/04/2017 ANDREW LAWRENCE - THE HATE SPEECH TOUR
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

An evening of provocative comedy with double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. Seen on BBC1’s Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Dave’s One Night Stand, as well as star of his self-penned BBC Radio 4 series, There Is No Escape. Join one of the UK’s most controversial comedians as he presents a new show of morally repugnant material all for the sake of a cheap laugh. Come and be sure to take everything at face value.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
28/04/2017 to 29/04/2017 PIANIST TIM VALENTINE AT THE MILL, SONNING
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Come and be blown away by international pianist Tim Valentine as he treats visitors to our Waterwheel Bar to an evening of beautiful music on Friday and Saturday nights. Unable to read music, Tim plays the piano ‘by ear’ and is loved and appreciated by a wide range of people, both young and old. Tim lives locally and is well worth seeing whether you are visiting The Mill for a show or just for fun. He takes requests on the spot and provides the perfect background sound for a wonderful evening of eating and drinking with friends and family in the bar.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
28/04/2017 CLUB VELOCITY
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

BURNT TOMORROW - Your fave forward thinking folk punks. One of our fave local bands. HORSE ROCK - Fast becoming Silver Street legends.Last seen round these parts supporting John Otway at Sub89. Where they made a lot of friends. Surf for real punks. For fans of Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet or Man or Astro-man.Great live. THE RUMPO KIDZ - 
A good old rabble of punks, doing your faves as only they can. TV Smith is a HUGE fan. Featuring ex members of Cuckoooland, Oizone and Shellys Children.
Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 986 6788   info@risingsun-artscentre.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
28/04/2017 PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Jane Austen's witty and romantic masterpiece is one of the best-loved stories of all time, dealing with the most important questions in life... The literary classic gets the full Pantaloons treatment in this beautifully hilarious and delightfully innovative new adaptation.
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 :
28/04/2017 to 07/05/2017 DORCHESTER FESTIVAL 2017

The biennial Dorchester-on-Thames Festival is one of Oxfordshire’s leading Festivals based in the stunning location of Dorchester Abbey. Since 2005 the Festival has regularly attracted over 3,000 people each year, from serious followers of the arts to schools, families and children of all ages and has raised significant profile and over £110,000 for Dorchester Abbey and local charities. In 2015 we were proud to give £27,000 to PACT (Parents and Children Together) who are raising money for their post adoption support work. In 2017 we are delighted to be supporting Sue Ryder, Nettlebed.
Various around Dorchester-on-Thames
MORE INFO: Ticket Enquiries 0333 666 3366   Telepfestival@dorchester-abbey.org.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
28/04/2017 to 07/05/2017 DORCHESTER FESTIVAL 2017

The biennial Dorchester-on-Thames Festival is one of Oxfordshire’s leading Festivals based in the stunning location of Dorchester Abbey. Since 2005 the Festival has regularly attracted over 3,000 people each year, from serious followers of the arts to schools, families and children of all ages and has raised significant profile and over £110,000 for Dorchester Abbey and local charities. In 2015 we were proud to give £27,000 to PACT (Parents and Children Together) who are raising money for their post adoption support work. In 2017 we are delighted to be supporting Sue Ryder, Nettlebed.
Various around Dorchester-on-Thames OX10 7HH
MORE INFO: Ticket Enquiries 0333 666 3366   Telepfestival@dorchester-abbey.org.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
28/04/2017 to 07/05/2017 DORCHESTER FESTIVAL 2017

The biennial Dorchester-on-Thames Festival is one of Oxfordshire’s leading Festivals based in the stunning location of Dorchester Abbey. Since 2005 the Festival has regularly attracted over 3,000 people each year, from serious followers of the arts to schools, families and children of all ages and has raised significant profile and over £110,000 for Dorchester Abbey and local charities. In 2015 we were proud to give £27,000 to PACT (Parents and Children Together) who are raising money for their post adoption support work. In 2017 we are delighted to be supporting Sue Ryder, Nettlebed.
Various around Dorchester-on-Thames
MORE INFO: Ticket Enquiries 0333 666 3366   Telepfestival@dorchester-abbey.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
29/04/2017 to 01/05/2017 SPLASH, BUBBLES AND BALLOONS SHOW AT THE LOOKOUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

This bubbling and explosive show is not to be missed! Can we really make water disappear? Can we set fire to balloons? Come and find out in this new, live and interactive science show! Please note that a minimum of 10 people are needed for shows to proceed. There is no need to pre-book tickets for the shows; tickets can be purchased from reception on the day. Suitable for children who can sit still for 30 minutes. Show times are at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3.15pm, subject to minimum numbers. Shows run at weekends and Bracknell school holidays. The cost of the show is £1.95 per person in addition to the main entrance price to the hands-on science and nature exhibition.
The Look Out Discovery Centre, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW
MORE INFO: Lookout Events Organiser 01344 354400   customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk   Event Web Site
29/04/2017 WOODLEY SATURDAY MARKET

Woodley Shopping Centre is now home to a Thriving Saturday Market. Fresh foods,Great Vegetables, Wet Fish, Butcher, Breads Clothes Local produce and Craft Stalls fill the Town Centre every Saturday offering local residents and visitors more choice whilst they shop. Occasionally some Local Brass bands join in the fun or Morris Dancers.
Woodley Town Centre RG5 4JZ
MORE INFO: Town Centre Manager 0118 921 6920   tcm@woodley.gov.uk   Event Web Site
29/04/2017 to 01/05/2017 NARROWBOAT CRUISES FROM NEWBURY WHARF

Jubilee is a traditional narrowboat purpose built for carrying passengers. It has seating for up to 29 passengers. Jubilee is crewed by volunteers of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. A licensed bar, refreshments and a toilet are available on board.
The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS
MORE INFO: Trip Ticket Enquiries 01380 721279 or 07716 460562   office.manager@katrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
29/04/2017 TEA AND TALKS AT 2 - NOT SO SECRET HISTORY OF FREEMASONRY
 READING MUSEUM

Mark Dennis, curator of London’s Library and Museum of Freemasonry, offers a fascinating insight into the history of Freemasonry in Great Britain and how the organisation’s story weaves into broader historical themes. Not to be missed! Refreshments will be provided.
Reading Museum, The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
29/04/2017 BAYEUX TAPESTRY TOUR AT READING MUSEUM
 READING MUSEUM

Enjoy a guided tour of the famous full-size replica of the magnificent Bayeux Tapestry. No need to book - entry is free.
Reading Museum and Town Hall, Reading RG1 1QH

MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
29/04/2017 READING MUSEUM GALLERY TOUR
 READING MUSEUM

Want to know more about Reading Abbey and its impact on the town? Join our trained volunteer guides for an updated tour that includes more on the Abbey Quarter’s history. Hear about our exciting plans to transform the area into a unique historical and cultural destination. This is followed by an introductory tour around the museum’s galleries taking in a selection of fascinating objects on display. Why not stay for lunch and enjoy the Bayeux Tapestry tour at 2.15pm?
Reading Museum and Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
29/04/2017 CHERRY LEE MEWIS
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Championed by Imelda May, Seasick Steve and Walter Trout, the 5ft-nothing, power-house singer songwriter, together with her smokin' hot band including long time collaborator and guitarist Max Milligan, have produced a sound described as dashes of ragtime, country blues, a couple blades of bluegrass and a pinch of Americana.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
29/04/2017 FEEL THE BEAT - FOCUS
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Well last year we looked over the Horizon wondering what was in store for FTB! This year these young performers, some as young as four, have worked exceptionally hard. Trying new styles and challenging themselves every step of the way. We are very proud to have some wonderful pieces to present to you. It was a hazy start as we dried our tears watching one of our own leave to follow their dreams. But FTB! are back as strong as ever to show you that if you want to have fun and still get it right, you just need to FOCUS!
Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
29/04/2017 YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND - THE MUSIC OF JAMES TAYLOR AND CAROLE KING
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

From the creators of the smash hit show The Simon & Garfunkel Story, You’ve Got A Friend celebrates two of the world’s greatest songwriters of all time - James Taylor and Carole King. This musical journey intertwines some of the greatest songs ever written including I Feel The Earth Move, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, How Sweet It Is, Fire & Rain, You Make Me Feel and the beautiful, You’ve Got A Friend.
The Corn Exchange, Market Place Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
29/04/2017 GINO'S ITALIAN ESCAPE - LIVE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Fresh from a hugely successful fourth series of Gino’s Italian Escape, Gino D’Acampo is bringing his passion and flair for Italian cookery to Basingstoke. Gino, a proud and fun-loving Neapolitan with irrepressible humour, will demonstrate how to cook signature dishes from his beloved Italy – and he’s sure to be inviting some lucky audience members to join him on stage for a memorable, up-close experience.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
29/04/2017 VIVA SANTANA
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Voted into the Top 5 must see tribute bands by Classic Rock Magazine, Viva Santana have taken their superb interpretation of the Carlos Santana Latino rock/blues back catalogue all over the world to packed houses. Expect classy guitar licks over danceable percussion, as the band roll their way through Samba Pati, Changes, Soul Sacrifice, Oye Como Va, Smooth and other highlights from Santana's 30 year career. The seven-piece Viva Santana feature Spanish guitar wizard Marcos Rodriguez on electric and acoustic guitar and two incredible percussionists to match Carlos' Abraxas days.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
29/04/2017 A BIT OF MAGIC WITH STU AND FRIENDS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Bringing a smorgasbord of colourful cabaret acts to Newbury, comedy magician Stu Turner hosts a brilliant night packed full of talent. Join us for laughs, tricks, burlesque, sketches, impressions and more! Blending comedy and magic with absolute nonsense. Combining one-liners, visual gags, and very clever magic, Stu also uses audience participation to create a unique and enjoyable show.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
29/04/2017 to 30/04/2017 THE LINDA BUTLER SCHOOL OF DANCE SHOWCASE
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

This is a very exciting show including two ballets, Jewels and Cinderella and A Journey through the Seasons for our modern and tap showcase. This is promising to be a truly spectacular show full of enjoyment.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 07785 316612   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
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29/04/2017 WALLINGFORD LOCAL PRODUCERS' SATURDAY MARKET

To make available produce grown or produced within a 30 mile radius of Wallingford, sourcing ingredients, wherever possible from within that area. To educate and promote the benefits of locally produced food and other products thereby supporting a vibrant and dynamic local economy. The market was started in 2007 by some of the current stallholders as a means to reach the local community. The produce available ranges from meat (pork, beef, lamb), fruit and vegetables, plants, bread, cheeses, wines, beers,cakes ready prepared food, chocolate, jams, preserves, crafts including wood, knitting, jewellery, cosmetics, pottery, photography, painting and much more. 10am to 1pm.
Regal Centre, St Martin’s Street, Wallingford OX10 0DP
MORE INFO: Dennis Jackson   admin@wlpm.org.uk   Event Web Site
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29/04/2017 STUBBINGS HOUSE GARDEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - FOR NGS CHARITY

Parkland garden accessed via adjacent retail nursery. Set around C18 house (not open), home to Queen Wilhelmina of Netherlands in WW2. Large lawn with ha-ha and woodland walks. Notable trees incl historic cedars and araucaria. March brings an abundance of daffodils and in May a 60 metre wall of wisteria. Attractions include a C18 icehouse and access to adjacent NT woodland.
Stubbings House, Maidenhead SL6 6QL
MORE INFO: Mr and Mrs D. Good 01628 825454   info@stubbingsgroup.com   Event Web Site
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29/04/2017 ALDWORTH VILLAGE MARKET

Aldworth's award winning Saturday Market takes place every Saturday morning in the Village Hall. Here you can buy vegetables and other produce, cakes and bread, newspapers and sweets. Please note that bread and newspapers must be pre-ordered.
Aldworth Village Hall, Bell Lane, Aldworth RG8 9SB
MORE INFO: 01635 578090   Event Web Site
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29/04/2017 WALLINGFORD HISTORIC GUIDED WALKS

By popular demand, you can now join a Guided Historic Town Walk on any Saturday morning, from mid-April until the end-September starting from beneath the Town Hall at 11.00am. Walks last 1 - 2 hours and cost £5 per head, as a donation to support Wallingford Museum. These are general walks covering the rich history of our town, but also touching on the links with Agatha Christie and 'Midsomer Murders'. They will appeal to residents and visitors alike. There’s no need to book, just turn up at the Town Hall undercroft at 11.00am on any Saturday until 30 Sept.
Wallingford Town Hall OX10 0EG
MORE INFO: Philip Burton 01491 836200   pburton6@talktalk.net   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
29/04/2017 ROYALS v WIGAN - SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

After a roller-coaster season, Jaap Stam's over-achieving Royals need just one more point to be certain of a place in the play-offs. They could even get there by default if lucky Leeds don't win both their remaining games. Reading really should have wrapped it up by getting something from last Saturday's game at Nottingham Forest, but in another poor defensive display, they went under 3-2. And although Wigan are third from bottom, this one won't be easy, because they Wigan need to win both their last two games to have a chance of staying up. More nail-biting at the Mad Stad!
Madejski Stadium, Nr M4 J11, Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: RFC Ticket Office 0118 968 1313   ticketing@readingfc.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
30/04/2017 KID CARPET'S SUPER ROCKIN' ROAD SHOW
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Arlington Arts Centre and David Gibb are proud to present Big Beat Little Feet, a brand new series of concerts aimed at creating a unique live music experience the whole family can enjoy. Rooted in the firm belief that good music should be for everyone, Arlington has teamed up with award-winning family musician and songwriter David Gibb to help curate and host the concerts. Gibb, whose latest show was described by The Guardian as "packed full of catchy, toe tapping numbers", will be handpicking some of the very best family-friendly live music acts across the UK and beyond. From stomping folk groups, to upbeat balkan jazz, rock n' roll to good old fashioned singer songwriters, there'll be something for everyone whether they're 3 or 103.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
30/04/2017 GENESIS REVISITED - WITH STEVE HACKETT
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Former Genesis guitarist and prog legend Steve Hackett is returning with an exciting new show for a 15 date UK tour after his outstanding performance at this year’s inaugural Stone Free Festival. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic Genesis album Wind and Wuthering, Steve and his band will be performing several tracks from the album as well as fan favourites such as ‘The Musical Box’ and other Genesis numbers never performed before by Steve's band.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Local Information :
30/04/2017 MALVERLEYS GARDEN OPEN IN AID OF NGS CHARITY

10 acres of dynamic gardens which have been developed over the last 5 yrs to include magnificent mixed borders and a series of contrasting yew hedged rooms, hosting flame borders, a cool garden and a pond garden. A vegetable garden with striking fruit cages sit within a walled garden, also encompassing a white garden. Meadows open out to views over the parkland.
Malverleys, East End, Newbury RG20 0AA
MORE INFO: Open Garden Enquiries 01483 211535   ngs.org.uk/shop-online.aspx   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
30/04/2017 ROYALS U23 v NORWICH CITY - PREMIER LEAGUE CUP SEMI-FINAL (FREE ENTRY)

A second-half spot-kick by Andrija Novakovich sent the young Royals past Newcastle in the quarter-final, now they are one step away from the chance to win the competition for the second time. Norwich finished second to Portsmouth in their group, finishing above Wolves and Everton.  Since then, they overcame Fulham by way of spot-kicks after a captivating fixture had ended 5-5 after extra time, before triumphing 1-0 on Merseyside to eliminate Liverpool. And while Norwich currently prop up the Premier League 2 Division 2, they are performing heroics in the knock-out competition – so our boys will need your backing if they are to clear the penultimate hurdle! The winner of the Sunday-afternoon meeting with the Canaries will meet the victor of the tie between Swansea and Portsmouth on the other half of the draw.  It is an opportunity for Martin Kuhl’s side to win the competition for a second time, having won it in its inaugural year back in 2014. Entry and parking will be free for all supporters, so we’d encourage as many Reading fans as possible to come along and get behind our boys!
Madejski Stadium, Nr M4 J11, Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 0118 968 1313   ticketing@readingfc.co.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
01/05/2017 FAMILY FUN DAY AT ROYAL WINDSOR RACECOURSE

The popular family fun day is back, bigger and better than ever with fun activities for children of all ages to enjoy. The day is set to be fun filled action from start to finish for all the family. Entrance is FREE for racegoers under the age of 18 when accompanied by an adult. A Family with up to six children with entry to the Grandstand for only £36! Pony rides, Face-painting, Bouncy castles including a Paw Patrol castle and a Disco Dome, Bouncy Castle assault course for those with a competitive streak, Performances from the Flying Seagull project across the day on the main stage, Funfair attractions – Charges apply, inc Dodgems, Flying Dumbo, Twist, Flying Planes and Bungee Trampolines.
Royal Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5JJ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01753 498400   office@windsor-racecourse.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
02/05/2017 to 06/05/2017 HENLEY DRAMA FESTIVAL
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

The Henley Drama Festival is in its 44th year. It is a competitive festival of one act plays, performed by amateur drama groups, schools and stage schools of all ages. At the end of each evening a professional adjudicator will provide friendly, helpful and constructive criticism. A gala evening will be held on Sat. 6th May when trophies and awards will be presented. The Henley Drama Festival is pleased to welcome back: Henley Players, HAODS, Stageworks, Young Theatre, Didcot Phoenix Theatre Drama Group, Friendly Bombs and Sinodun.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
02/05/2017 CORN EXCHANGE YOUTH COMPANY SHOWCASE - GRIMM TALES
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Join us for an evening of performances from the Corn Exchange's Dance and Drama Companies. Each company will be sharing performance pieces created during their weekly sessions at the Corn Exchange and New Greenham Arts, all based on the vivid German fairy tales of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The evening will include performances of Hansel & Gretel, Snow White and from our Mini and Youth Drama groups as well as a dance interpretation of Rapunzel from our Youth Dance Company.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
03/05/2017 UK WOLF CONSERVATION TRUST VISIT WEDNESDAYS

The Trust is open every Wednesday from 11am – 4pm. A wonderful day out for all the family, with photo opportunities from a photographic platform area, regular talks by the keepers, watch the wolves being fed at 2pm and, of course, our ambassador wolves. Come to see our Arctic wolves, admire our Beenham pack and see our older wolves, including mischievous Mosi, majestic Mai and Motomo. We have a photography platform overlooking the Beenham pack and you'll be able to see the Torak and Mosi via a large picture window in our shop and education centre. Free parking is available and there are toilets on-site. Our well stocked shop will be open for you to purchase souvenirs of your day. There will be tea/ coffee, squash refreshments available to purchase by donation, but no food. Outdoor picnic tables available. No walks or wolf contact is available on this day. Additional children’s activities will be held during school holidays. Adults £8, Children 3-12 £5, under 3's free. No booking required. Pay on arrival. Please note: no dogs are allowed on-site or to be left in parked cars.
Butlers Farm, Beenham, Reading, Berks, RG7 5NT
MORE INFO: Lynn Kent 0118 971 3330   ukwct@ukwolf.org   Event Web Site
03/05/2017 WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY AT WALLINGFORD CASTLE MEADOWS

Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday. Come out and play and learn about your local wildlife! FREE thanks to Whittard, through TOE2, with funds raised by the 5p plastic bag charge.
Wallingford Castle Meadows, Cemetery Lane, Wallingford OX10 8DL
MORE INFO: 01865 407792   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
03/05/2017 TALES FOR TOTS - STORY TIME FOR UNDER 5's
 READING MUSEUM

Drop in - free of charge - and bring your under-5's to catch a story or two using objects from the museum collection. 10.30am to 11.30am
Reading Museum, Old Town Hall, Blagrave Street
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 939 9800   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
03/05/2017 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - OI FROG!
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Join us at 10:30am on Wednesday morning for a magical storytelling session in the theatre, followed by colouring-in and dressing-up in the bar. Entry is £3.50 per child (payable on the door) which includes a healthy snack and drink.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
03/05/2017 DIVIDED KINGSDOMS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Join Interakt as they present a brand new piece of theatre devised by the group. A lion has a secret. Something is coming; the Lions can feel it in their paws, the Gorillas can smell it in the air, the birds have eyes everywhere but can't see it, yet they sense it. Taking the The Lion King as inspiration, members have worked together to create a response to the story, featuring movement sequences, shadow puppetry and an original composition. Things aren't as they once were and will never be again because a lion has a secret. Something is coming; beware the laughter.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
03/05/2017 DISCOVER ASCOT RACEDAY

Enjoy the first day of the Flat season at the world’s most famous racecourse. As part of our commitment to introducing new audiences to the sport there is no cost for Queen Anne Enclosure (formerly Grandstand Admission) on this day and Kind Edward VII Enclosure is only £13 in advance. For racing enthusiasts, this is the curtain raiser for the Flat season. Featured is the £60,000 Group 3 Longines Sagaro Stakes, one of the most important trial races for The Gold Cup, which takes place on the third day of Royal Ascot.
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Box Office 0870 727 1234   enquiries@ascot.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
04/05/2017 THE MANDOLINQUENTS AND STEVE TILSTON
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Steve Tilston, one of England’s most celebrated songsmiths and guitarists, is the Mandolinquents special guest. The amazing story of how Steve’s “lost” letter from John Lennon became the inspiration for a film starring Al Pacino is just part of this musician's extraordinary life story. The writer of many classic songs, Steve is also a published author. His first novel All for Poor Jack is a historical tale set in Bristol and the New World, full of colourful characters. It’s a mighty good read and has been enjoyed by the likes of Bob Dylan no less!
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
04/05/2017 WOKINGHAM FARMERS' MARKET

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