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Leisure : Days Out
01/11/2018 to 31/01/2019 BASILDON PARK ILLUMINATED WOODLAND WALK
 BASILDON PARK (NATIONAL TRUST)

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. We've added hundreds more lights this year, so it's set to be extra special. NOTES: Wear sturdy shoes for walking through the woods. Uneven ground surface through the woodland, with steps up onto the path. The woodland walk can be found a short walk beyond the Stableyard. Dogs on leads welcome.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01491 672920
  basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Bars
16/11/2018 to 24/12/2018 APRÈS - READING'S MOST POPULAR CHRISTMAS BAR AT STATION HILL

For the fourth 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. Two years ago 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 0203 793 5533
  Gunter@ApresReading.com
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Leisure : Theatre
23/11/2018 to 06/01/2019 THE WINDSOR PANTOMIME - DICK WHITTINGTON
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Dick Whittington is getting ready to help us celebrate 80 years of traditional Panto here at the beautiful Theatre Royal Windsor. Get ready for even more laughs, slosh and days of Christmas than ever before! We have new stars…including Anne Hegerty, The Governess from The Chase and we have your old favourites…Basil Brush is back, as is Mike Read! Of course Kevin Cruise, Windsor’s calamitous comic returns along with our resident dame Steven Blakeley, who’ll be getting his frock on for a 10th year!
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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23/11/2018 to 23/02/2019 GUYS AND DOLLS
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Following on from last year's hugely successful production of MY FAIR LADY, The Mill is delighted to continue its presentation of big classic musicals for Christmas. The talented team behind MY FAIR LADY, Director/Choreographer JOSEPH PITCHER and Musical Arranger/Supervisor/Conductor CHARLIE INGLES will work their magic once again on GUYS & DOLLS - one of the greatest musicals of time. This timeless New York Tale of gamblers, petty crooks, nightclub singers, as well as strait-laced missionaries, will delight and beguile you. Sky Masterson is the cool doyen of gamblers. His friend, the not quite down and out Nathan Detroit, makes a bet with him that he can’t get the pious and beautiful mission-doll, Sarah Brown, to go on a date with him to disreputable Havana. The Dice are rolled as these colourful characters pursue love and luck from the heart of Time’s Square to the sizzling clubs of Cuba. Will Lady Luck be on their side?
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
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Leisure : Bars
30/11/2018 to 31/12/2018 CASA BACARDI THEME BAR - AT THE ORACLE

A brand new pop-up theme bar has arrived in Reading - and it’s the first of its kind in the UK. Casa Bacardí, a popular addition in seaside resorts around the world, now brings the best in summer socialising to The Oracle Riverside on the site which was formerly Chili’s and later Jamie’s Italian. Featuring a hand-picked menu of Bacardi’s very best cocktails, relaxed seating areas and a sun terrace overlooking the river. All set to a playlist of feel good, upbeat music vibes that radiate from our Sound of Rum. There’s a great selection of Caribbean-themed food on offer as well, with wines and spirits also available if those fantastic cocktails are not to your taste.

Unit 1, The Riverside, Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading RG1 2AG
MORE INFO: Anthon
  info@casabarcardirg.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
30/11/2018 to 31/12/2018 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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Leisure : Museums
30/11/2018 to 12/01/2019 PATRONS AND DONORS - READING'S ART AND HOW IT GOT HERE

In 1885 crowd-sourcing existed in Reading: 5000 people contributed to the cost of having a portrait of biscuit magnate William Isaac Palmer painted for the town. And remarkably in the 1970s Reading commissioned a modern set of Civic silver with the support of dozens of local businesses. When Palmer went on to bequeath his personal collection of contemporary Victorian art, he started the impressive art collection at Reading Museum and set a precedent for later generations of gifts from Reading people. Today the museum remains unusual as its art collection continues to grow through the support of Reading Foundation for Art, grant-giving bodies and many individuals. See familiar favourites and unexpected treasures, some with curious stories attached.

Reading Museum, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Exhibition Enquiries 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
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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 : Theatre
30/11/2018 to 06/01/2019 THE NEWBURY PANTOMIME - JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum, we smell lots of panto fun! Expect adventure, mayhem and a gigantic helping of magic in the Corn Exchange’s spectacular 2018/19 pantomime – Jack and the Beanstalk. Join Jack and the whole gang on an adventure of enormous proportions… from high-flying dreams to magical beans; prepare to be transported to the enchanted panto-land of Newbury Bottom, where anything is possible. Climb the beanstalk with Jack and enjoy high-energy dance routines, tunes to sing along to and plenty of audience participation, which will leave you on cloud nine! Our ever-popular pantomime has become a fun-filled tradition for the families of Newbury and beyond. Grab your tickets early; you wouldn’t want to miss the greatest panto there has ever bean!
The Corn Exchange, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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30/11/2018 to 05/01/2019 THE BRACKNELL PANTOMIME - DICK WHITTINGTON AND HIS CAT
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

With the success of Beauty and the Beast still ringing in the air, we are pleased announce our 2018 pantomime Dick Whittington and his Cat. Join Dick Whittington and his Cat on their daring journey through the streets of London to seek fame and fortune. Will the streets be paved with gold? Will he defeat the dastardly King Rat? Will he win the hand of the lovely Alice? Join us at South Hill Park’s Wilde Theatre to experience this sparkling production filled with music and mayhem.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
01/12/2018 to 06/01/2019 CHRISTMAS IN THE HOUSE AT BASILDON PARK

Take a journey into the periods of Christmas past, as we celebrate Basildon Park's 40th anniversary in the National Trust. Each room will be decorated lavishly, and will tell the story of Christmas from different periods of Basildon Park's history.
Basildon Park Lower Basildon Reading RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: The Administrator 01491 672920
  basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
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Leisure : Nights Out
01/12/2018 to 22/12/2018 WOODLEY AND EARLEY LIONS CHARITY SANTA SLEIGH STREET TOUR

Each December we parade Father Christmas through the streets of Woodley after dusk doing a door-to-door collection (see our Fundraising page). We can also be found outside various supermarkets during this period. Click link bekow for the full daily schedule. One of the big events is The Woodley Extravaganza, held on 2nd December and organised by the Woodley Shopping Preceinct, kicks off at 10.00am. Woodley and Earley Lions will be in attendance with Santa's sleigh. The public will be permitted to sit on the sleigh and use it as a background for festive photographs if they wish.
The streets of Woodley and Earley each evening
MORE INFO: Santa Sleigh Enquiries 0845 833 9863
  Paulc@we-lions.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
01/12/2018 to 24/12/2018 MAGICAL CHRISTMAS IN READING - THE LIVING ADVENT CALENDAR

A whole host of FREE magical events will take place every day from 1st December as Reading premieres its first Living Advent Calendar. From singalongs to craft workshops, wicked and naughty shows to traditional family entertainment, there will be something for everyone. So countdown to 25 December with a festive feast and sparkling array of fun and every day will feel like Christmas! And if you're coming to any of the Living Advent events, why not bring a spot of change with you and take part in the Living Advent raffle - your chance to win a prize from the host venue and other goodies, including vouchers, beauty treatments, games, cakes and more! All monies raised will be split between these local charities: Homestart, Readifood and the Reading Samaritans. See website below for list of all events.
Various around Reading Town Centre
MORE INFO:
 
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05/12/2018 to 15/12/2018 A CHORUS OF DISAPPROVAL - BY ALAN AYCKOURN
 WOKINGHAM THEATRE

A diffident widower attempts to escape loneliness by joining the local amateur light operatic society. By accident rather than by design (in fact, by not saying 'no' to anything be it a request to obtain confidential information from his company or an offer of illicit sex) he advances from a small part to the lead. Parallels are skillfully drawn between The Beggar's Opera and the day to day activities of the society which is performing it.
Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road Wokingham RG40 5TU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 978 5363
  boxoffice@wokinghamtheatre.org.uk
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08/12/2018 to 06/01/2019 THE READING HEXAGON PANTOMIME - ALADDIN
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Children's television Mega-Star JUSTIN FLETCHER returns to play Aladdin and he is once again teaming up with award-winning panto dame PAUL MORSE as Widow Twankey. Will Aladdin be able to make his fortune by outwitting the wicked Abanazar with the help of the magical Genie of the Lamp? Will our hero be able to win the heart of the beautiful Princess aided by the kind and loyal So-Shi? Will poor Widow Twankey be stuck washing laundry forever? Come along and find out!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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10/12/2018 to 30/12/2018 THE SOUTH STREET CHRISTMAS SHOW - A CHRISTMAS CAROL
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

At the annual Office Christmas Party, boss Evelyn remains in a perennially bad mood. Her employees are unbearably cheerful, and no quantity of yule log can shake her from her penny-pinching miserdom. To top it off, over-enthusiastic intern Crystal has adapted ‘A Christmas Carol’ into a play for the party entertainment, but forgotten to cast someone as Scrooge… Can acting out the tale of festive redemption finally bring out the Christmas spirit in the world’s grumpiest boss? Award winning local theatre company, Reading Between the Lines, present their own unique version of one of the greatest Christmas stories ever told.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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10/12/2018 to 31/12/2018 THE CAMBERLEY PANTOMIME - SLEEPING BEAUTY

This spell-binding production features singalong songs, high energy choreography, beautiful scenery and a host of side-splitting jokes! Sleeping Beauty is a tale never told before in Camberley and with lots of audience participation, lovable characters and special effects, this promises to be Camberley Theatre’s funniest and most magical pantomime ever!
Camberley Theatre. Knoll Road, Camberley GU15 3SY
MORE INFO: Box Office 01276 707600
  camberley.theatre@surreyheath.gov.uk   Event Web Site

12/12/2018 to 16/12/2018 THE SNOW QUEEN
 BERZERK PRODUCTIONS

Be spirited away by this new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s fantastical coming-of-age adventure that inspired the hit Disney movie Frozen. Join Gerda on a dangerous and whimsical quest to save her best friend Kai before he is trapped forever in the Snow Queen’s palace. Dare to enter a world where flowers sing, animals talk, and riddles yearn to be solved. With an original pop-rock score, alluring ballads, live band, special effects and the enigmatic Snow Queen, you’ll soon see this is not your average bedtime story.
Oakwood Theatre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ
MORE INFO: Matt Whitelock 07863 734830
  matt@berzerkproductions.com
  Event Web Site

13/12/2018 to 15/12/2018 CAVERSHAM PARK THEATRE CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION - DICK WHITTINGTON STAR TREKKIN'
 CAVERSHAM PARK THEATRE, READING

Join us this Christmas for more panto based fun as we follow Dick Whittington and his faithful Puss In Boots in his attempts to find his fortune. On the way we meet Three strange wise men, some stranger mystic seers, and even the crew of the Starship Enterprise !! A fun show of jokes, songs ans silliness for the whole family this Christmas.
Milestone Centre, Northbrook Rd Milestone Way, Reading RG4 6PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 948 1377
  sturge@cavparktheatre.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
13/12/2018 to 06/01/2019 THE BASINGSTOKE PANTOMIME - SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho, it’s off to The Anvil you go for our spectacular pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Join the Wicked Queen, handsome Prince, seven mischievous dwarfs, and of course, Snow White herself, for festive fun packed full of glittering costumes, sumptuous sets, catchy songs and heaps of audience participation. Mirror mirror on the wall, this is the must-see panto of them all!
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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14/12/2018 MUSIC AT PROGRESS - JEAN TOUSSAINT QUINTET
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Grammy-winning saxophonist New Orleans born, Berklee College of Music student, Jean Toussaint first came to prominence when he joined Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers in 1982. Since moving to London in 1987, Jean has released ten critically acclaimed CDs as a leader. He presents his eleventh album, Brother Raymond, as part of his UK tour. The band includes a powerful rhythm section in Andrew McCormack keys, Shane Forbes drums and Daniel Casimir, a new generation bass player and one of Jean’s proteges from Trinity Laban, Greenwich. The quintet is completed by trumpeter Percy Pursglove. The music of Brother Raymond builds on the legacy of Blakey but above all confirms Toussaint’s place as an accomplished composer at the forefront of modern jazz.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2195
  enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk
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14/12/2018 COMEDY AT THE KENTON
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Oh my aching sides. I should probably see a doctor. You, on the other hand, should come to The Kenton for some top flight comedy. Jack Barry is probably the only stand up on the circuit with a degree in Chinese. What a waste. Jack first appeared at the Edinburgh Festival as part of critically acclaimed student sketch group Leeds Tealights, named Best Student Sketch Group in 2010. Since then he has performed as part of the Pleasance Comedy Reserve and in doubleheader Your New Mild Friends. Manchester comedian and former regular contributor to XFM’s breakfast show, Hayley Ellis has gone from strength to strength since she began performing. A regular MC at gigs around the country, Hayley’s natural warmth and charm make her impossible to dislike. Jacob Hawley is one of the boldest new voices on the circuit, and is beginning to build a following after reaching the finals of the BBC New Comedy Award 2017. He has a self-aware, conversational style and delivers a hilariously introspective social commentary based on his small town suburban upbringing.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
  Event Web Site

14/12/2018 to 15/12/2018 STEPHEN K AMOS - BOUQUETS AND BRICKBATS
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Highly acclaimed stand-up comedian Stephen K Amos hits the road this Autumn with his brand new tour. As Brexit looms on, Trump reigns rampant and everyone seems pushed to extremes, Stephen’s main aim is to cheer us up.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
14/12/2018 MAGICAL CHRISTMAS IN READING - BIG BLUE AND THE PLASTIC SQUID

Come and meet Reading’s Big Blue whale re-animated during December alongside a giant bioluminescent squid. Find out more about ocean sustainability and answer the call to become a plastic activist.
Broad Street, Reading RG1 2BH
MORE INFO:
 
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Local Information : Health and Fitness
14/12/2018 to 15/12/2018 SPINE BIOMECHANICS WORKSHOP

A three-hour swirl around Biomechanics and Back Pain with lectures, videos, demo's and an optional individually tailored postural analysis exercise. Organised at RISC Reading Solidarity Centre, morning and afternoon sessions. Booking essential at website shown below.
RISC Reading International Solidarity Centre, 35-39 London St, Reading RG1 4PS
MORE INFO: Dirk Bruyland 07429 316253
  dboptimal@gmail.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
15/12/2018 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

15/12/2018 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
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15/12/2018 to 16/12/2018 DINOSAUR SHOW AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

Give us your best dinosaur ROAR as you become part of the herd. Guide the herd through the prehistoric challenges to help them survive. Our entertaining live science show is so REX-CITING! Tickets for this interactive show can be purchased from reception on the day of your visit. Suitable for children age 4+. 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

15/12/2018 to 16/12/2018 SANTA SPECIAL 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
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Leisure : Museums
15/12/2018 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

15/12/2018 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
15/12/2018 THE BACKBEAT BAND AT THE AFTER DARK

Reading’s own Backbeat Band, who clocked up well over 100 gigs in the town during the 80s and 90s, return to the stage at The Afterdark Club. In October 2017 after a gap of just over 20 years, the band reunited to perform a very special gig which went so well they decided to follow up with their Summer Soulstice at RISC. This December, in need of more space, the band will play The Afterdark with their Winter Soulstice. The band, all 12 of them, will be performing many of their Soul, R ’n B and Jump Jive favourites from set lists spanning over 15 years. Tickets are £12 in advance (from www.eventbrite.com) £15 on the door, times are 7-11pm.
The Afterdark Club, 112 London St, Reading RG1 4SJ
MORE INFO: Event Enquiries 0118 957 6847
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
15/12/2018 to 29/12/2018 THE KENTON HENLEY PANTOMIME - DICK WHITTINGTON
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Following the success of last year’s smash hit pantomime Robin Hood, Immersion Theatre are thrilled to be returning to the Kenton with an even bigger, more spectacular and fun-filled festive treat: Dick Whittington! Packed with hilarious routines, heaps of audience interaction, spectacular sets and a host of chart-toppers, this high energy, exciting story about a young man seeking his fame and fortune among the bright lights of the big city promises to be the purrrr-fect Christmas treat for all the family!
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
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15/12/2018 THE VINYL FRONTIER - BEST OF MUSICALS
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

A collection of professional and experienced musicians pay tribute to Eric Clapton’s solo career. Fronted by long term Clapton fan Phil Astles, the band perform songs produced by Eric throughout his long career. These include the great songs of 24 Nights, The Blues Era and also his time with Derek and the Dominoes and the Cream.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
15/12/2018 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 :
15/12/2018 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 :
15/12/2018 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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Local Information :
16/12/2018 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
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
16/12/2018 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
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
16/12/2018 ROYAL BERKSHIRE MEDICAL HERITAGE CENTRE

Museum showing changes in medicine that have taken place in the past 150 years. Also history of Royal Berkshire Hospital. Displays cover a wide range of areas including surgery , anaesthesia, nursing, blood letting (see live leeches) and wartime medicine.
Level 4, Main Entrance, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading RG1 5AN
MORE INFO: Museum Curator 0118 954 9371
  Josephine.Cutts@royalberkshire.nhs.uk
  Event Web Site

Sport : Football
16/12/2018 ROYALS U23 v MANCHESTER UTD (1pm)

Reading’s Under-23s host Manchester United on Sunday – and there’s a host of Academy-related activity going on around the ground ahead of the 1pm kick-off. David Dodds, who will be in the dugout this weekend when our U23s meet the Red Devils in Premier League 2, is anticipating an exciting fixture… the Royals currently sit top of the Division 2 table, two points clear of Sunday’s visitors. On the day there’ll be a lot of activity around the ground with the Academy.
Madejski Stadium, Nr M4 J11, Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 0118 968 1313
  ticketing@readingfc.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
17/12/2018 to 18/12/2018 TODDLER DAYS AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

Come along with your toddler to one of our special toddler days. We don't take any school bookings and we have extra activities on such as arts and crafts, story telling and face or hand painting. Toddler days run from 10am to 4pm and there is no need to book. Just turn up on the day.
The Look Out Discovery Centre, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW
MORE INFO: Lookout Events Organiser 01344 354400
  customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk
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Business to Business :
19/12/2018 BUSINESS BISCOTTI WOKINGHAM 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.

Cantley House Hotel, Milton Road, Wokingham RG40 5QG
MORE INFO: Peter Morris 0118 947 5857
  peter@pinewoodassetfinance.co.uk
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Local Information :
19/12/2018 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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Sport : Horse Racing
19/12/2018 DECEMBER AFTERNOON RACING AT NEWBURY

Our penultimate meeting of the year features a seven-race card of competitive Jump racing. Winners on the day last year included exciting young prospect Ms Parfois, who went on to have a fantastic season. It is a perfect opportunity to take a break from Christmas shopping and enjoy some enthralling equine action in a more relaxed, informal atmosphere.
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015
  info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
20/12/2018 CHRISTMAS AT THE KENTON
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Join us in the build up to Christmas with an evening of multiple musical delights. This year we welcome Pure Fluke, an evolution of the Ukulele Only approach that has now grown into a multi-instrument folk-style band playing vintage and modern tunes but still with a unique Ukulele slant.  Their eclectic set ranges from 1930s ballads, jive, rock, ska right up to the present day. Award winning singer-songwriter Megan Henwood grew up in Henley On Thames, and she returns in support of her latest album “River” which draws on her experiences of living by the Thames. Her take on folk often includes Jazz and Electronica influences and whilst she’s often described as Oxford’s Laura Marling, she most definitely has a voice all her own. Amazing Jazz Singer BB Kean and her band are joined by special guest Purdy for a couple of numbers….
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
21/12/2018 CHRISTMAS FRIDAY RACEDAY AT ASCOT

This festive two-day finale offers the perfect opportunity to celebrate with family, friends or colleagues as the holidays begin in earnest. The equine stars of the future contest a pair of Grade 2 races. The Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle and the Noel Novices’ Chase are prestigious prizes that often prove to be seasonal stepping-stones. The action continues on Saturday with Ascot’s most valuable day of Jumps racing and a family day full of festive surprises.
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Box Office 0870 727 1234
  enquiries@ascot.co.uk
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