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Leisure : Theatre
27/09/2018 to 17/11/2018 A NIGHT IN PROVENCE
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Ah Provence! Ah The French Riviera! Where optimistic holidaymakers rent luxury villas for exhorbitant sums in order to get their annual fix of sun, sea, and haute cuisine. However, imagine the crisis if one such sumptuous place was double booked. Worse - imagine it triple booked! By a French couple - Maurice and Yvette; an English couple - Fred and Judy; and begorrah, an Irish couple - Shaun & Moira. Marriages have floundered on less. Add the ingredients of copious amounts of sparkling champagne, heightened sexual attractions, to say nothing of deep-seated cultural differences, all this makes the current Brexit negotiations seem a snip!
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Bars
29/09/2018 to 31/12/2018 CASA BACARDI THEME BAR - NOW OPEN 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
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
01/10/2018 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 : Exhibitions
01/10/2018 to 24/11/2018 TREASURES WITH TALES

Wallingford Museum's latest exhibition is creating great interest with its 'Treasures with Tales' exhibition. Residents from Wallingford and the surrounding villages have loaned the museum a wide variety of fascinating objects, each with its own special significance - from exotic to fun to poignant! Visitors are able to follow the 'Treasures Trail' and discover these things for themselves throughout the museum. Each has its own 'tale' displayed and can be enjoyed by the whole family. The treasures are woven in amongst other exhibitions which include not only the story of Wallingford's Saxon origins, its great Royal castle, the town's links with Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders, but also updates on the recent archaeology that is being uncovered by new developments around the town.

Wallingford Museum, Flint House, 52 High Street, Wallingford OX10 0DB
MORE INFO: Judy Dewey 01491 651127
  judy@piepowder.co.uk
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Leisure : Museums
01/10/2018 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
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02/10/2018 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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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
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Leisure : Exhibitions
08/11/2018 to 12/11/2018 PATTERNS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

PATTERNS. They surround us. We come across them every day and yet we very rarely take that much notice of them. Exploring the hidden geometry that surrounds us, enables us to truly appreciate the way that pattern can help us to tell a story. Focusing on different forms, structures, textures and colours is a great starting point for exploring pattern and discovering the narrative that begins to unravel. The photographers who have work featured in this exhibition have taken nature, architecture, art, design and more as their inspiration. They have experimented with repetition, tessellation, symmetry, perspective, angles and magnification to create powerful images using visual patterns. PATTERNS is a touring photographic exhibition, created and supported by ThePhotographic Angle. Please check website prior to attendance for latest information as dates may be subject to change. 10am to 3pm - free entry.
100 Brook Drive, Green Park, Reading RG2 6UJ
MORE INFO: Lou Griffiths 0800 0287338
  info@thephotographicangle.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
08/11/2018 to 17/11/2018 BIRDSONG
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Based on Sebastian Faulks’ international bestselling novel, Birdsong tells the story of a soldier haunted by his past. As a young man, Stephen Wraysford was caught up in an all-consuming love affair in Amiens, France. As the First World War unfolds, Stephen finds himself pulled closer and closer back to Amiens, back to the Valley of the Somme… Birdsong is a tale of one man’s quest to understand how far mankind can go and still call itself human… There will be a special commemorative performance on Remembrance Sunday - 11 November - to raise funds for the British Legion at 4:30pm.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2169
  enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
12/11/2018 ADULT WORKSHOP - PERSONALISED PICTURE AND PHOTOGRAPH MOUNTING AT SHAW HOUSE
 SHAW HOUSE

Using your own pictures or special photographs, learn to cut and decorate window mounts to create a wonderful personal addition to your home or a thoughtful gift for a loved one. Sue will teach you how to use the correct materials, tools and techniques to make your pictures look their best. This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or for those wanting to refresh their mount cutting skills.
Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR
MORE INFO: Enquiries 01635 279279
  shawhouse@westberks.gov.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
12/11/2018 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

12/11/2018 to 24/11/2018 PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Based on the smash-hit 1994 movie, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is the heart warming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for dreams and friendship – but discover much more… With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance floor favourites.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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12/11/2018 to 17/11/2018 A CHRISTMAS CAROL - THE MUSICAL
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

University Centre Weston proudly presents a dazzling production, which will surely get you into the holiday spirit! A Christmas Carol is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’s most well known story by Broadway heavy hitters Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty And The Beast & The Little Mermaid) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime & Seussical), who breathe new life into the classic tale. Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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12/11/2018 to 13/11/2018 SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Shakespeare's timeless stories are brought to life by local schools in the world's largest youth drama festival. Shakespeare Schools Foundation marks its 18th birthday with a Season of Democracy, in which young people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities have been finding their 'voice' in their school rehearsal room, culminating in a thrilling night of theatre.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
13/11/2018 to 14/11/2018 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
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
13/11/2018 to 15/11/2018 FROZEN LIGHT - THE ISLE OF BRIMSKER
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

A lighthouse keeper lives on a desolate outcrop surrounded by stormy seas. Duty bound to maintain the light that guides boats away from danger, she lives a solitary existence. One day a runaway lands on the shore, together they face the inevitable. Change is on the horizon but not in the form she expects. How do you survive when faced with the biggest decisions of your life? Would you change the world or change yourself?
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
13/11/2018 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
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Local Information :
13/11/2018 TOUR OF THE LONDON ROAD READING CEMETERY WAR GRAVES


Former teacher Liz Tait began researching Reading's World War One casualties in 1996 when she discovered war graves in the old Reading Cemetery. Find out why these graves are there and the stories of those commemorated in what promises to be a fascinating and thought-provoking tour.
Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
MORE INFO: Berkshire Family History Society 0118 950 9553
  events@berksfhs.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Arts
14/11/2018 OPEN STUDIO - CERAMICS

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

Red Steps, Whitway, Newbury RG20 9LE
MORE INFO: Open Studio Enquiries 07786 956051
 
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Leisure : Days Out
14/11/2018 UK WOLF CONSERVATION TRUST VISIT WEDNESDAYS

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

Butlers Farm, Beenham, Reading, Berks, RG7 5NT
MORE INFO: Lynn Kent 0118 971 3330
  ukwct@ukwolf.org
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Leisure : Museums
14/11/2018 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
14/11/2018 JOOLS HOLLAND AND HIS RHYTHM AND BLUES ORCHESTRA
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his acclaimed Rhythm and Blues Orchestra have announced their annual musical excursion around the UK and Ireland hitting The Hexagon in November. Soft Cell frontman Marc Almond will be accompanying Jools Holland, along with Ruby Turner, Louise Marshall and Beth Rowley.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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14/11/2018 SIX HANDS - JOHN WILLIAMS, JOHN ETHERIDGE, GARY RYAN
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

After many years of playing together John Williams and John Etheridge are joined by classical guitarist and composer Gary Ryan in a colourful and varied programme of solos, duos and trios. Williams and Etheridge will play some of their most popular pieces together and own compositions and Gary Ryan will play his own “Benga Beat”. The programme will also feature duos played by Ryan and Williams, by Ryan and Etheridge and trio pieces.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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14/11/2018 THE JOURNEY
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

A displaced mother and child struggle to hold darkness and despair at bay, during a punishing trek from their devastated, war ravaged homeland to a destination of perceived safety and security. This fearless, intense and immersive theatre project focuses on the experiences of refugees from across the globe To research the play writer/director Steve Lambert visited The Lebanon and camps on the Syrian border to learn of the desperate measures people can be forced to endure as they strive to survive. In the UK he worked with refugee communities and support organisations to develop a drama that is true to their experiences of fleeing conflict and, sometime, certain death.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
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14/11/2018 to 17/11/2018 FARNDALE AVENUE...MACBETH
 SHINFIELD PLAYERS THEATRE

The Farndale Avenue Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society mounts yet another assault on the classics with a startlingly original production of Macbeth. What can go wrong does go wrong and results in a series of hilarious mistakes from beginning to end. A play within a play with only a passing nod to Shakespeare’s masterpiece.
Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, Reading RG2 9DF
MORE INFO: Maggie Smith 0118 975 8880
  maggie@shinfieldplayers.co.uk
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14/11/2018 FASTLOVE - THE GEORGE MICHAEL TRIBUTE SHOW
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Relive the passion, the flare, and the unique sensitivity of George Michael in this incredible concert sensation. Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom in your heart. The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems from Wham classics to the chart-topping success of the eighties album Faith, plus the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties. A spellbinding experience not to be missed, get up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, Father Figure, Outside, Jesus to a Child, and many more!
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
15/11/2018 to 16/11/2018 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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Leisure : Museums
15/11/2018 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
15/11/2018 LIVE MUSIC - THE ROVING CROWS
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Roving Crows have been carving out their niche in the UK folk music scene since early 2009. Over eight years and evolving incarnations, Roving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre. The band play with genuine passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant, a must-see live act who showcase a mix of fiery, Celtic-inspired fiddle, conscious, intelligent lyrics, backed by pounding tribal rhythms and electronica-infused dance grooves. Roving Crows comprises; Lead vocals from Paul O’Neill and Caitlin Barrett, Paul’s electric and acoustic guitars, Caitlin’s fiddle, Loz Shaw on electric 5 and 6 string bass, keyboards, guitars and clarinet, and pumping percussion from Tim Downes-Hall.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
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15/11/2018 LIVE MUSIC - THE ELO EXPERIENCE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

The legacy left by Jeff Lynne & The Electric Light Orchestra have established themselves as one of the most important and influential bands ever. Between 1972 and 1986, they achieved more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet. 10538 Overture, Evil Woman, Living Thing, Diary of Horace Wimp, Don't Bring me Down, and of course, Mr Blue Sky went on to become the soundtrack of our lives. The ELO Experience are the world's foremost tribute to The Electric Light Orchestra, and have been bringing their music to the live stage for over 12 years.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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15/11/2018 WITHERING LOOKS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Britain’s favourite literary lunatics are back with their cult Brontë spoof. Specially reworked for the 200th anniversary year of Emily’s birth, the classic comic duo just couldn’t resist the urge to dust off their crinolines, wear flattering bonnets and sit at rain-lashed windows in a pale and decorative manner. Withering Looks takes an ‘authentic’ look at the lives and works of the Brontë sisters – well, two of them actually; Anne’s just popped out for a cup of sugar. Peopled with many of the characters we know and love, Maggie and Sue move effortlessly from frock to frock coat. Don’t miss the chance to share in the silliness too!
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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Local Information :
15/11/2018 TALK - DAVID DOWNS ON MEDALS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Known to many as Reading Football Club's historian, David is also passionate about medals and awards. He will give a fascinating insight into the background of medals and awards, including many from his own collection, and share the stories behind them. Attendees are very welcome to bring medals for David to talk about.
Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 0118 950 9553
  events@berksfhs.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Bars
16/11/2018 to 24/12/2018 APRÈS - THE 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
16/11/2018 10cc LIVE IN CONCERT
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Among the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music, 10cc are one of the very few acts to have achieved commercial, critical and creative success in equal measure. Testament to 10cc’s ongoing appeal, the band can count a generation straddling array of fellow artists, everyone from Chrissie Hynde to The Feeling’s Dan Gillespie and Axl Rose to Sophie Ellis Bextor, among their many millions of fans. And now a new generation is discovering 10cc for the very first time.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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16/11/2018 MATTHEW FLOYD JONES - RICHARD CARPENTER IS CLOSE TO YOU
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

In a world where rainy days and Mondays collide, one man’s solitary journey to find himself has only just begun… The piano player from Frisky and Mannish plays the piano player from The Carpenters in a razor-sharp parody play about a life spent playing the piano. Richard used to be on top of the world, to the left of (and slightly behind) Karen. Now he's back with a vengeance, only to find out it's not exactly yesterday once more anymore. DISCLAIMER: This Award-Winning Fringe hit show is not endorsed by the real Richard Carpenter.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
17/11/2018 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

Leisure : Museums
17/11/2018 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

17/11/2018 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 : Theatre
17/11/2018 HENNING WEHN - GET ON WITH IT!
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

You couldn’t make it up; surely the German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn hasn’t bosched out yet another new show? And what’s he still doing here anyway? Well, his lack of transferable skills is what keeps him here and his belief that practice makes perfect is what keeps him going. This show is a much needed call to arms. Listen, everyone: stop pondering and hand-wringing. Instead get on your bike and put your face to the grindstone!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

17/11/2018 ABANDOMAN - PIRATE RADIO
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Ireland’s finest hip-hop musical comedian is back on tour with his biggest show to date. Using his trademark blend of audience interaction and razor-sharp improvisation, Rob will take you on a magical journey, transforming the audience’s likes, loathes and daydreams into hit songs and captivating tales. Abandoman have previously supported Ed Sheeran on major UK Tour. As seen recently on 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, The One Show and Alan Carr’s Happy Hour. As heard on Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 show.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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17/11/2018 LIVE MUSIC - THE REAL THING, FEEL THE FORCE TOUR
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

The multi-million selling soul band celebrates its 40th anniversary with a brand new show. The Real Thing gives its much loved disco inspired hits a new lease of life for its latest tour. Featuring the group’s two original vocalists, Chris Amoo and Dave Smith, along with a 5-piece band, the trio delivers a funky show with a strong retro flavour, mixing the band’s classic songs with contemporary grooves. Hear all the hits, including You to me are Everything, Can’t get by Without You, and Feel the Force, plus some fantastic covers such as Ladies Night, Celebration, Good Times and Ain’t No Stopping us Now.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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17/11/2018 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
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17/11/2018 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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17/11/2018 THE WHISKEY AFFAIR
 UNIVERSITY OF READING

Do you enjoy whiskey? Would you like to discover more about it, but don't know where to start? Do you like music? Do you like fun? The Whiskey Affair is for you if you answered 'Yes!' to any of these questions. We are returning to Reading, where we fell in love with the Great Hall so are delighted to be coming back.We are packing the room with three types of whiskey for you to try out to your heart's content: SCOTCH: The best from Scottish whisky distilleries - from the well known to the smaller independents that you are going to fall in love with. BOURBON: America's finest bourbons are here to show you what they can offer. Flavoured and packed with variety!WORLDWIDE WHISKEY: Here is where you may discover a whiskey from the Netherlands, Sweden, Taiwan and Japan that you never knew existed! Cocktails: Is everyone you know coming but you're not sure about whiskey? Don't worry: kick back with a cocktail and join in without a serious commitment. You can join in the fun, but don't need to be a connoisseur! AFTERNOON SESSION: 1pm-5pm - EVENING SESSION: 7pm-11pm. For more details see website, below.
The Great Hall, University of Reading, London Road Campus, Reading RG1 5AQ
MORE INFO: Catherine Jackson 07815 478999
  thewhiskeyaffairteam@gmail.com
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17/11/2018 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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Leisure : Theatre
18/11/2018 HENLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - FEATURING BEN GOLDSCHEIDER
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Since reaching the Final of the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2016, Ben Goldscheider has quickly emerged as one of the most exciting horn players of his generation. This season he makes his Proms debut with the BBC Concert Orchestra. HSO is delighted that Ben will play Strauss’s lyrical and virtuosic Horn Concerto No 2. Written some six decades after its predecessor, the concerto brims over with the colourful musical language characteristic of Strauss’s maturity. Jean Sibelius, considered by many as the last master of the grand symphonic tradition, composed his stirring First Symphony at the age of 34. The symphony opens with its famous haunting clarinet solo and develops to a majestic conclusion surely reflecting his beloved Finnish countryside.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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18/11/2018 THE CHICAGO BLUES BROTHERS - MOTOWN MISSION
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

The award winning spectacular is Europe’s biggest and best loved production of the Blues Brothers. The show is a high octane, adrenaline pumping musical mash-up which has jump started the legacy of Jake and Elwood for a new generation with its modern twist on this cult classic and an energy and spirit that is impossible to resist.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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18/11/2018 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: Johnny Morrison 07818 215 623
  cuthbert71@icloud.com
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18/11/2018 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
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Sport : Rugby Union
18/11/2018 LONDON IRISH v CORNISH PIRATES - RFU CHAMPIONSHIP CUP

The Irish are in buoyant mood as they bid to regain their cherished place in the Premiership. They have won every home league game so far, including the last one against this same opposition who they now meet again in the league cup. The Pirates were no pushover at the Mad Stad last month, recovering from a huge deficit to get within three points before finally going under 38-29. Should be a good game again.
Madejski Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 968 1016
  contact@london-irish.com
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Leisure : Theatre
19/11/2018 ABBA FOR CHRISTMAS - ABBA FOREVER LIVE IN CONCERT
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Dynamic non-stop choreography, stunning visuals, top class musicianship and an all-live performance ensures that the show captivates audiences from the opening refrain to the final sing-along chorus. Have some festive fun and sing along to all your favourites: ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’, ‘The Winner Takes It All’.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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