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05/09/2017 to 06/01/2018 EARLIEST EUROPEANS - HOW DID OUR ANCESTORS SURVIVE?
 READING MUSEUM

This display curated by Dr Rob Hosfield of the University of Reading’s Archaeology Department and Dr James Cole of the University of Brighton’s School of Environment & Technology will introduce our earliest ancestors and show how they survived in ‘Ice Age’ Europe. It will include casts of skulls, tools, and video footage reconstructing how those tools might have been used. Linked to a wider project on the earliest humans and the climatic challenges they faced, run by Dr Hosfield and Dr Cole and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Look out for the related talk and flintknapping activity!
Reading Museum, The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
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01/10/2017 to 31/01/2018 CHILDREN'S TUDOR ANIMAL TRAIL AT THE VYNE
 THE VYNE (NATIONAL TRUST)

Deer, horses and falcons are just some of the creatures you may have seen at The Vyne in 1535. See if you can spot the animals that played an important part in Tudor life. Pick up your trail from Visitor Reception and keep an eye out for animals scattered across The Vyne. Normal admission applies. Booking Not Needed. Children are most welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01256 883858   thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
02/10/2017 to 31/01/2018 TUDOR SECRETS AT THE VYNE - SELF-GUIDED TOUR
 THE VYNE (NATIONAL TRUST)

At the site visited by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535, pick up your self-guided tour at Visitor Reception and uncover hidden secrets contained in The Vyne's surviving Tudor features.
The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01256 883858   thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
02/10/2017 to 30/11/2017 THE STATUE TRAIL AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

Cliveden has an extensive and important statue collection on display around the estate. This trail is a self-led walk offering you the chance to learn the history behind how these statues have ended up at Cliveden.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0JA
MORE INFO: Sian Burgess 01628 605069   cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 to 30/11/2017 BASILDON PARK REIMAGINING INDIA EXHIBITION

The Garden room, one of the more intriguing rooms at Basildon Park, is being reinterpreted and re-presented this autumn with an exhibition titled Reimagining India. Inspired by Lady Iliffe's incomplete decorative scheme she had for this room, the exhibition in the Garden Room will focus on the connections Basildon Park has had with India over the past 240 years. Working with partners from our local community to co-curate the exhibition, we'll focus on the cultural achievements and personal stories that have shaped British-Indian links from Sykes's time through until today. Booking Not Needed.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01491 672382   basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
30/10/2017 to 18/12/2017 BASILDON PARK ILLUMINATED WOODLAND WALK
 BASILDON PARK (NATIONAL TRUST)

As the sun fades see the woodland walk lit up, and enjoy the changing colours of the trees through the seasons from autumn to winter. As Autumn sets in at Basildon Park, the woodland really comes to life. The stunning display of Autumn colour on the trees is being further enhanced by an illuminated woodland display, which will last until January this year so you can enjoy the illuminated woodland walk throughout the winter as well. Booking Not Needed.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01491 672382   basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
15/11/2017 to 25/11/2017 FOOTLOOSE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Everybody cut loose and kick off your Sunday shoes! This sizzling rock ‘n' roll musical explodes on to The Haymarket stage for the first time ever! City boy Ren thinks his life is over when he’s forced to move to a rural town where dancing and rock music are banned. Ren rebels – and soon has all hell breaking loose and the whole town on its feet.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
16/11/2017 to 31/12/2017 THE BORROWERS - THE WATERMILL CHRISTMAS SHOW
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Quick, clever and only four inches tall, The Borrowers live happily under the floorboards of a huge house. Bold young Arrietty dreams of exploring the big blue-skied world above their cosy home. But when she finally does, she’s spotted by a frightening ‘human bean’ and The Borrowers are thrown into peril. Will the tiny family escape before it’s too late? And are they ready for their greatest adventure yet? A big-hearted adventure story full of magical live music, book tickets now to join us for an action-packed Christmas treat!
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044   boxoffice@watermill.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Bars
17/11/2017 to 31/12/2017 APRÈS - THE WINTER BAR AT STATION HILL

For the third year the outdoor ski lodge bar will be back in Reading over the festive period. Gunter, head ski instructor/chief cocktail tester, and his team will be serving Mulled Wine, Frosty pints of Beer and their signature Winter Cocktails. Last year the bar moved to Station Hill, a move that WePop, the company behind the Après Bar, were extremely excited about. Their excitement was well-founded! A huge attraction to the Après Bar is their cosy mini chalets. Each one seats up to 10 people and is decorated with festive décor and blankets - and this year there’s a larger chalet as well, along with a marquee area with heaters. It’s a great spot to stop by for a swift drink during the festive period and it is also perfect for Christmas Parties. From reserving a small seated area or a chalet for a group, to hiring a section of the venue for your entire company.
Station Hill, Reading RG1 1NF
MORE INFO: WePop   Gunter@ApresReading.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
21/11/2017 to 22/11/2017 TODDLER DAYS AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

Toddlers are always welcome at The Look Out, but on our Toddler Days we have extra activities for children under 5 years old. Come and enjoy our fun crafts, story-telling sessions and face/hand painting. Prizes for children who come in fancy dress to match the woodland animals theme!
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
Leisure : Theatre
21/11/2017 A CELEBRATION OF FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

A celebration of 'Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, is a fast paced, energetic production with an authentic live concert feel. Putting their own charismatic stamp on timeless classics such as, 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Walk Like A Man', ‘Sherry’ & 'Oh What A Night', the boys take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane and remind you exactly why ‘The Four Seasons’ sold over 100 million records and earned themselves a place in the prestigious 'Rock and Roll Hall of Fame'.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
21/11/2017 to 23/11/2017 BEYOND THE SEA - BERKSHIRE MAESTROS JUNIOR MUSIC FESTIVAL
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Berkshire Maestros plays host to more than 1000 children and young people from schools across Reading and the surrounding areas as they return for their Junior Music Festival for three nights. Young musicians from Maestros will accompany the youngsters in a performance of ‘Beyond the Sea’ featuring a theatre piece entitled ‘Ocean Commotion’, a touching story of an underwater community and the importance of working together. The story is told through sea shanties and popular songs reflecting the theme of the sea.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
21/11/2017 to 30/12/2017 MIKI - THE NORDEN FARM CHRISTMAS SHOW FOR CHILDREN
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Miki, Polar Bear and Penguin live in a very far away place. It’s an icy world where nothing ever grows. One midwinter eve, they make a wish and Miki embarks on a magical adventure in search of a star... Based on the book by Stephen Mackey, Miki is an inspiring story about friendship, courage and adventure. It features amazing underwater creatures, enchanting music and extraordinary puppetry.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
21/11/2017 WINDSOR FC v ABINGDON UTD

Summer 2011 and it’s rather ironic that 100 years of senior football at Stag Meadow should be celebrated by the birth of a brand new club, Windsor FC, which came to be following the sad demise after 118 years of Windsor & Eton FC. During the final death throes of the previous club it became apparent, following several well attended supporters’ meetings, that the will was there to continue to host a senior football club in Windsor for the community to embrace and, therefore, on February 4th 2011 WFC Football Community Development Ltd was registered with Companies House with the aim of achieving that objective. Founding Director Kevin Stott and a newly-appointed management committee then set about the long and sometimes arduous task of turning that dream into a reality. Since then the club has made steady progress and is curently having its best-ever season in the Hellenic Premier Division.
Stag Meadow, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3DR
MORE INFO: Matchday Enquiries 01753 860656   webmaster@windsorfc.net   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
22/11/2017 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
Leisure : Exhbitions
22/11/2017 to 26/11/2017 WILDLIFE OF THE WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY

The photographers participating in this theme have sent us striking images of the widest range of species, from elephants to insects. Many of the images in this exhibition highlight the relationships that species have with their habitats. What shines through is the photographers’ admiration and empathy with the subject, together with their sheer joy and sense of privilege of being able to photograph them. We hope this exhibition will encourage our visitors to make a personal commitment to help preserve our biosphere and its fauna. After all, most of our genes are also found in many animals. It is ignorant of us to ignore our true nature. WILDLIFE OF THE WORLD is a touring photographic exhibition created and supported by The Photographic Angle.Please check website prior to attendance for latest information as dates may be subject to change. Open 10am – 3pm Daily - Free Public Admission.
Thames Valley Park (TVP1 & 2), 300 Thames Valley Park Drive, Reading RG6 1AD
MORE INFO: Lou Griffiths 0800 0287338   info@thephotographicangle.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
22/11/2017 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
22/11/2017 JACKSON LIVE IN CONCERT TRIBUTE SHOW
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Michael Jackson is not only remembered as one of the most influential artists of all time, but many of today’s artists have been inspired by his iconic style. His career spanned nearly five decades of music, and he was continually at the forefront of popular music. Jackson Live in Concert sees long-time fan and hugely talented Ben recreate the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
22/11/2017 NORDEN FARM ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - ALFIE GRIFFIN
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Join Norden Farm's first ever artist in residence Alfie Griffin for some laid-back sets of acoustic music in our Cafe Bar this November - entry is free! Alfie is a Reading based singer/songwriter. You may recognise him as a regular at our Studio Sessions events and this year's Big Berkshire Beach Gig where he was a firm fan favourite!
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
22/11/2017 DANIEL SLOSS - NOW
 THE FIRE STATION CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CULTURE

NOW is the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning stand-up. Star of TV’s ‘Conan’ (a record seven appearances), to-date Daniel has performed nine sell-out Edinburgh Fringe’s, two solo off-Broadway seasons, released a DVD, given a ‘Tedx’ Talk (aged 19) and tours extensively to rave reviews throughout Australasia, USA, UK and Europe.
The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture, The Old Court, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3BL
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 866 865   info@fireythings.com   Event Web Site
22/11/2017 LIVE MUSIC - MAWKIN
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

With a host of rebel rousing folk songs and instrumentals, Mawkin modernise traditional folk material with their own touch. The line up features brothers David Delarre (vocals, guitar) and James Delarre (vocals, violin), Nick Cooke (melodeon), Danny Crump (bass) and Lee Richardson (drums). The band have supported Bellowhead on their farewell tour amongst a flurry of key festivals and UK tour dates.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
22/11/2017 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - THIS WEEK, A SQUASH AND SQUEEZE
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Every Wednesday at 10.15am, pre-school children will be treated to stories and singing in the theatre, as well as colouring-in and dressing-up in the bar. Bring your little ones along for a magical experience, topped off as we turn the famous waterwheel. Entry is £3.50 per child (pay when you arrive). Healthy snack and drink provided for children.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
22/11/2017 INUA ELLAMS - AN EVENING WITH AN IMMIGRANT
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Inua Ellams is an internationally touring poet, playwright, performer, graphic artist and designer. He was born in Nigeria in 1984, to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory. He left Nigeria in 1996 for England, aged 12. Inua writes about his upbringing, the experience of immigration, and of living in the UK today. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, this is Inua’s ridiculous, fantastic and poignant immigrant-story.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
23/11/2017 READING MUSEUM SURGERY
 READING MUSEUM

Visitors can discover more about the collections, or ask for help in identifying interesting objects (NB no valuations can be given). Every Thursday, in the Box Room.
Reading Museum, The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
23/11/2017 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE

Featuring a small cast of talented young actor-musicians, Starmaker’s Spelling Bee is sure to be a unique and unforgettable experience! An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life-unaffirming ‘ding’ of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. Its traumas and triumphs will be highly relatable for anybody over the age of 13. Contains infrequent anatomical references; the Saturday matinee has been adapted for a younger audience and all are welcome.
The Whitty Theatre, Luckley Road, Wokingham RG40 3EU
MORE INFO: Tracey Essery 07785 316612   Tracey@starmaker.org.uk   Event Web Site
23/11/2017 SEIRIOL DAVIES - HOW TO WIN AGAINST HISTORY
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Marquis of Anglesey, was one of the Earth's wealthiest men, until he lost it all by being too damn fabulous. Seiriol Davies's fierce, hilarious, tragi-gorgeous, ripped-up new musical about being too weird for the world (but desperately not wanting it to forget you) was the solid gold, sparkly-diamond-studded hit of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
23/11/2017 SWINGING INTO CHRISTMAS
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Swing ‘n’ sing-along into Christmas - with the unique Five Star Swing Big Band show – As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and BBC “Children in Need”. Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic Big Band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole - jazzing up those Jingle Bells! Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother), plus Tony Bennett’s trombonist!
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
23/11/2017 JINKX MONSOON AND MAJOR SCALES - THE VAUDEVILLIANS
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

After selling out an often-extended Off-Broadway run, an Australian tour and a sell-out run at Soho Theatre, RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon presents The Vaudevillians, a bawdy, rowdy musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
23/11/2017 MILTON JONES - IS OUT THERE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn't just forgotten his keys. He's holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means it's probably just a window. In his brand new show he'll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media (which doesn't include these words obviously). He will also be scaling the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
23/11/2017 to 25/11/2017 STARMAKER THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the world with its effortless wit and humour. Featuring a small cast of young actor-musicians, Starmaker’s Spelling Bee is sure to be a unique and unforgettable experience! An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius.
The Whitty Theatre, Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham RG40 3EU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 988 7959   tracey@starmakeruk.org   Event Web Site
Leisure : Dance
24/11/2017 MAIDENHEAD 30s to 50s-PLUS 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 : Theatre
24/11/2017 LULU - IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Following on from her smash hit 2016 tour, Lulu returns with her biggest tour yet! There is one overriding influence in the life of this acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, Grammy and Novello Award nominee, and that is it has always been ‘All About the Music'. Lulu delivers a show packed full of her hits, new songs and songs that have influenced and guided her throughout her incredible career.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
24/11/2017 SIMON YATES - MY MOUNTAIN LIFE
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

On the remote Siula Grande in Peru in June 1985, mountaineer Simon Yates found himself in a desperately unenviable position. He was slowly being pulled off the mountain face by his injured partner, Joe Simpson, dangling on the rope 50 metres below. His decision to cut the rope saved both their lives in the epic of survival that followed and with the publication of the book ‘Touching The Void’ and the later film, both climbers became household names.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
24/11/2017 CONSERVATOIRE CONCERT SERIES - AIZHANA NURKENOVA, PIANO
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Enormously talented Kazakh-British pianist Aizhana Nurkenova is active in concert venues around the world. Her programme at South Hill Park is a mixture of music from Germany (JS Bach) and Russia (Medtner, Scriabin and Rachmaninov) and Kazakhstan with her own composition, Native Land.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
24/11/2017 LIVE MUSIC - PETER KING, ALTO-SAX
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

The international icon Peter King is one of the greatest ever jazz saxophonists. Forming a sax duet on the night, the challenger is the extraordinary multi-reedist Simon Allen. Supported by one of the acknowledged best rhythm sections in the UK: Alex Hutton (piano), Arnie Somogyi (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
24/11/2017 PRINCES COUNTRYSIDE FUND RACEDAY AND CHRISTMAS FAIR AT ASCOT

The Jumps season continues at thePrince's Countryside Fund Racing Weekend & Christmas Shopping Fair, which opens on Friday with a varied six-race card over fences and hurdles and tickets are FREE in the Queen Anne Enclosure and for under-18s. With the festive season well on its way, enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping at the Country Living Christmas Shopping Fair in the Grandstand in between races.
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Box Office 0870 727 1234   enquiries@ascot.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
25/11/2017 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
25/11/2017 to 26/11/2017 THE FIRE AND LIGHT SHOW AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

This live science show is full of fantastic demonstrations to FIRE your imagination! Watch us create light, and see the amazing tornado of fire! There is no need to pre-book tickets for the shows; tickets can be purchased from reception on the day. Suitable for children age 5+. 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   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
25/11/2017 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
25/11/2017 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 : Music
25/11/2017 READING HAYDN CHOIR AUTUMN CONCERT – DURUFLE REQUIEM

For our Autumn Concert, on Saturday, November 25th at 7.30 pm in Greyfriars Church, Reading, we will be singing the Durufle Requiem and Handel's Dixit Dominus.
Greyfriars Church, Friar Street, RG1 1EH
MORE INFO: Christopher Lock 07557 900 210   lock.chris1@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Nights Out
25/11/2017 OUT OF AFRICA CHARITY BALL 2017 IN AID OF CREATING BETTER FUTURES

We invite you to our annual Out of Africa Charity Ball 2017 where our Africa-on-Thames unique gala dinner will once again bring Africa to the heart of Berkshire. Prepare to be taken on a journey of Africa, immersing yourself in its diverse and lively culture. Our ball is the perfect celebration for your company’s Christmas gathering, corporate hospitality event or team night out and to grow your network and business potential! You will enjoy live African entertainment by talented performers, arts and crafts, charity auction, raffle and more; all in a celebration of the joy and hope that comes out of Africa. Our keynote speakers will inspire you with their first-hand experience of volunteering in rural Zimbabwean schools. Having provided over a million meals to children so far, we currently support 2218 children at 9 different primary and secondary schools in making sure they’re being educated and fed. Whilst 177 of them are sponsored, we have hundreds of children on our waiting list for sponsors. By supporting Creating Better Futures, your donation will change lives as you will be providing education, food, water and resources for orphans and vulnerable children in Zimbabwe. Your ticket will help to feed a class of 50 children for one whole month. Our team is made up of dedicated volunteers in the UK and Zimbabwe who donate their time and expertise daily.
Hilton Hotel, Drake Way, Reading RG2 0GQ
MORE INFO: Hanna Siddiqui 01183271154   events@creatingbetterfutures.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
25/11/2017 OUR FAVOURITE THINGS
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Thames Valley Gay Chorus was formed in 2003 and since then they’ve been singing in harmony (mostly) ever since! In this special year for our community, they’ve decided to sing some of their favourites from over the years they’ve been together and so the idea of Our Favourite Things concert was born. Join us for a beautiful night of music from the Silver Screen to Classical, Broadway to Pop Charts and plus some new surprises!
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
25/11/2017 THE SALVATION ARMY BAND - CAROLS AT THE CORN EXCHANGE
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

For the past 23 years The Salvation Army, Newbury, have held an annual carol concert in the Corn Exchange. This year they have The Central Southern Area Fellowship Band under the direction of their new leader, Ken Clark, The Basingstoke Tambourine Group and a local junior school choir as our guests. It will be compered by Major Fred Thompson, who has become a great friend of the occasion and has bought a lighthearted family feel to the evening.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
25/11/2017 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
Local Information :
25/11/2017 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
Sport : Football
25/11/2017 MAIDENHEAD UTD v MACCLESFIELD - VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE

Maidenhead are in their first-ever season at the top of the non-league pyramid. And there they have already met many ex-Football League teams in Hartlepool, Wrexham, Tranmere, Chester, Aldershot, Leyton Orient, Maidstone, Dagenham-Redbridge, Halifax, Gateshead and now yet another club who slipped out of the mainstream a couple of decades ago and fancy getting back there. They are one of those awkward teams capable of beating the best, and losing to the worst. Depends which Macclesfield turns up at York Road - but having crashed 3-0 to Gateshead in the last home match, the Magpies will be keen to restore the faith of their fans.
York Road, Maidenhead SL6 1SF
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01628 636314   Event Web Site
25/11/2017 ROYALS v SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY - SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

The pressure in the Sky Bet Championship is relentless and seven days after a desperately unlucky loss to league leaders Wolves at the Mad Stad there's another visit from promotion contenders, this time in the shape of Sheffield Wednesday. The Owls have one of the most potent attacking forces in the division, so Royals will have to plug the defensive gaps which gifted Wolves two goals.
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
Sport : Horse Racing
25/11/2017 PRINCE'S COUNTRYSIDE FUND RACEDAY AND CHRISTMAS FAIR AT ASCOT

Join us for an action packed day of Jumps racing featuring the Grade 2 Coral Ascot Hurdle, which takes place over two miles and three-and-a-half furlongs. Lose yourself in between races at the Country Living Christmas Shopping Fair on the Grandstand concourse.
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Box Office 0870 727 1234   enquiries@ascot.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
26/11/2017 WEST FOREST CHAMBER CONCERT
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Join the West Forest Chamber Ensemble and Royal Academy of Music accordion student Ben de Souza as they demonstrate the versatility of the classical accordion. Featuring Mozart’s Rondo and Adagio for glass harmonica (KV 617) and Dvorak’s Six Bagatelles for two violins, cello and harmonium (Op. 47), this concert will showcase both the sound of the accordion and its similarities and differences with the instruments for which these pieces were written.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 07785 316612   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
26/11/2017 MUSIC NIGHT AT THE MILL - THE CHRIS BARBER BIG BAND
 THE MILL AT SONNING

British jazz trombonist Chris Barber celebrates his 69th year as a bandleader in 2016. Inspired by the King Oliver Creole Jazz Band, Chris formed his first 'Barber New Orleans Band' in 1949 at the age of nineteen and has never stopped, performing in over 10,000 concerts and making thousands of recordings. Now The BIG Chris Barber Band keeps marching on, right into the 21st Century.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
Sport : Ice Hockey
26/11/2017 BRACKNELL BEES v SWINDON WILDCATS

The Bracknell Bees are playing their 30th season of senior Ice Hockey, currently in the National League Division 1 South. Their rink seats 3100 people, there are usually seats available for all games. Downstairs spectators sit behind plexi-glass which surrounds the entire ice surface. Upstairs, spectators are above the plexi and the puck can enter the spectator’s area with little warning. The rink is well insulated and the ambient temperature is usually fairly warm. In line with the new laws the entire John Nike Leisuresport Complex is now a non-smoking venue.
John Nike Leisuresport Complex, Bracknell
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 789000   matchnight@bracknellbeesihc.com   Event Web Site
Sport : Rugby Union
26/11/2017 LONDON IRISH v WASPS

After winning their first match of the season in fine style at Twickenham, London Irish have faltered badly, the one shining light being a terrific Euro Challenge Cup win against Stade Francais in Paris. So far the Exiles have not won at the Mad Stad this season, including, earlier this month, a 26-22 loss to Bath in the Anglo Welsh Cup and a 22-18 loss to the same opponents in the Premiership. Now come Wasps, who are likely to be an even tougher nut to crack.
Madejski Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 968 1016   contact@london-irish.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
27/11/2017 LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

The Concert Hall continues its regular series of lunchtime recitals by local and internationally renowned organists. Recitals begin at 1pm and last for approx 50mins.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
28/11/2017 to 02/12/2017 YEOMEN OF THE GUARD

Gilbert and Sullivan's Yeomen of the Guard staged by Woodley Light Operatic Society. Tue-Sat 7.45pm; in addition Saturday matinee at 3 pm. Box Office 0333 666 3366 or book online at woodleylightoperatic.ticketsource.co.uk
Oakwood Centre, Woodley RG5 4JZ
MORE INFO: Simone Worringham 0118 926 1995   s.worringham@ntlworld.com   Event Web Site