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Leisure : Theatre
23/11/2017 to 27/01/2018 MY FAIR LADY
 THE MILL AT SONNING

The story of Eliza Dolittle – the Cockney flower girl who speaks in ‘yowls’ and not ‘vowels’ – has rightfully captivated audiences for decades. Add to this an unforgettable score including songs Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, On The Street Where You Live, I Could Have Danced All Night and Get Me To The Church On Time and My Fair Lady’s phenomenal worldwide success can be readily understood. Following the record-breaking success of High Society last Christmas, The Mill is delighted to welcome back Joseph Pitcher to direct and choreograph what promises to be a very special and truly momentous production.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
02/12/2017 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

01/01/2018 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
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Museums
01/01/2018 to 27/01/2018 THE CRITIC AS ARTIST EXHIBITION AT READING MUSEUM
 READING MUSEUM

Following on from the success of Inside at Reading Prison, Reading International present a contemporary art exhibition about and for the Irish writer and dramatist Oscar Wilde, whose ideas and legend remain startlingly contemporary. The exhibition is curated by leading art critics Michael Bracewell and Andrew Hunt. They have commissioned works from or selected works by significant artists including Miles Aldridge, Stephen Buckley, Donna Huddleston, Malcolm McLaren and Marc Camille Chaimowicz, whose installation for Oscar Wilde occupies the whole of the Museum’s Victorian Art Gallery. Other works are strategically placed throughout the museum galleries.
Reading Museum, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Critic Display Enquiries 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
  Event Web Site

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01/01/2018 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

05/01/2018 to 11/02/2018 BREXIT: A RURAL PERSPECTIVE - AT THE MERL
 MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE

Over the last three years, MERL staff have been travelling the length and breadth of the England talking to people about their lives in the countryside. During our conversations, Brexit and the impact of European Union membership on rural life has been one issue raised by some of our interviewees both before and after Britain’s 2016 referendum. This display in our Community Case explores some of their thoughts on this complicated topic which continues to divide opinion.
Museum of English Rural Life, The University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 0118 378 8660
  merl@reading.ac.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
11/01/2018 to 10/02/2018 TEDDY
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Elephant and Castle, London. 1956. Saturday night. Teddy and Josie are about to hit the streets of London for a good time. Hair quiffed. Red lipstick. Dressed toe to head in the latest threads. So what if it’s pouring down, they’re totally skint, and someone wants them dead? A little trouble never stopped a Ted from having a good time. Desperate times call for rock ‘n roll.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044
  boxoffice@watermill.org.uk
  Event Web Site

18/01/2018 to 27/01/2018 TERRY PRATCHETT'S MASKERADE
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

All is not well in the Ankh-Morpork Opera House. A ghost stalks the dark corridors, leaving strange letters for the management and ... killing people. Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, two Lancre witches, investigate, and are soon involved in all kinds of skulduggery, mayhem and ear-splittingly loud singing. Quirky and original characters, a labyrinthine plot and numerous witty one-liners make this a treat for Discworld fans and Pratchett newbies alike.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2169
  enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Museums
19/01/2018 to 28/02/2018 AT HOME WITH ART - TREASURES OF THE FORD COLLECTION
 BASILDON PARK (NATIONAL TRUST)

A new exhibition of inspiring artworks in the South Pavilion. Booking Not Needed.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: Emma Turner 01491 672927
  basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
23/01/2018 THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

This event is now sold out. Please call the box office on 01256 844244 to be added to the waiting list.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
24/01/2018 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
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Museums
24/01/2018 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
24/01/2018 SPRING KING PLUS SUPPORT
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Previous Are You Listening? Festival headliners Spring King return to Reading to play an intimate show at South Street Arts Centre. You can expect to hear some old favourite's and maybe some new material. They are one of the UK’s most exciting new bands, no question. But it’s not in their nature to take the easy route. From a bathroom-based de facto studio to their superb debut album ‘Tell Me If You Like To’, their story is a victory for any band plugging away endlessly in the hope of one day achieving their dreams.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

24/01/2018 to 03/02/2018 THIS IS ELVIS - BURBANK AND VEGAS
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

It’s 1968 – the major musical event of the year is the first live TV special for Elvis Presley in what will come to be known as ‘The ’68 Comeback Special’. Drawing phenomenal ratings, this event re-establishes Elvis as the major entertainment star of the decade, and twelve months later Elvis stars at the International Hotel in Vegas, performing live for the first time in seven years, and securing his place in history as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll! This production celebrates 50 years since the TV phenomenon and is testament that his songs live on and the King still rules! THIS IS ELVIS recreates all the drama leading up to the comeback as well as staging the monumental concert itself, and features Elvis’s greatest ever hits including Heartbreak Hotel, Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog, Love Me Tender and many more.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
  Event Web Site

24/01/2018 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - BUMPUS JUMPUS DINOSAURUMPUS
 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
24/01/2018 JETHRO - THE BULL AND BONKERS TOUR
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

We take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of probably the greatest comic storyteller ever to grace the stage. Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent twaddle that has created a comedy genius.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  hexagon.boxoffice@reading.gov.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
25/01/2018 to 26/01/2018 TODDLER SPACE-THEMED 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 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 : Museums
25/01/2018 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
25/01/2018 BEYOND THE BARRICADE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Beyond the Barricade has delighted audiences throughout the UK and mainland Europe for more than a decade with its exciting concert portrayal of the greatest songs in musical theatre. Starring Andy Reiss, David Fawcett, Katie Leeming and Rebecca Vere, it's packed with songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Misérables, The Lion King, Blood Brothers and many more.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

25/01/2018 to 26/01/2018 STEPHEN K AMOS - BREAD AND CIRCUSES
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Comic maestro Stephen K Amos might not be able to provide bread to the hungry masses, but no one else is going to put on a better circus. Leave your problems behind for the evening in the company of the ‘effusively charming’ Amos and who knows? Maybe the world will seem just a little bit brighter.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
  Event Web Site

25/01/2018 THE PRIVILEGED - BY JAMAL HAREWOOD
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Have you ever seen a polar bear in the flesh? Been close enough to notice just how white these magnificent mammals are? Here is your chance to get up close and personal - remove your shoes, coats and bags, as you are about to encounter the Arctic’s whitest predator, with black skin. Join a well-trained member of staff as we enter the polar bear’s natural habitat and experience this animal like never before. Be one of the privileged few to say they have pet, played with, and fed a polar bear. This is an audience led participatory performance that uses the excitement of a polar bear encounter to explore race, identity and the community.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

25/01/2018 ALVIN YOUNGBLOOD HART'S MUSCLE THEORY
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Since the release of his 1996 debut recording, the all-acoustic BIG MAMA’S DOOR, Hart has relayed his eclectic musical message around the world. 2004 saw his first GRAMMY nomination and 2005 his first win. An evening with his all-electric Muscle Theory is exactly as it sounds: powerful, visceral, intelligent and audacious.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
  Event Web Site

25/01/2018 to 03/02/2018 DOUBT - A PARABLE
 WOKINGHAM THEATRE

In this powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, suspects Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the students. Doubt is a gripping story of suspicion that is less about scandal than moral certainty, forcing you to question your own prejudices. This eloquent and provocative investigation of truth was made into an award-winning film starring Meryl Streep and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road Wokingham RG40 5TU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 978 5363
  boxoffice@wokinghamtheatre.org.uk
  Event Web Site

25/01/2018 THAT'LL BE THE DAY
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Highly acclaimed for its stunning LIVE entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. This latest production features a fantastic new-line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, plus more side-splitting comic sketches, all performed live on-stage!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

25/01/2018 to 26/01/2018 TEECHERS - BY JOHN GODBER
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Blackeyed Theatre revives its highly-acclaimed production of John Godber’s classic comedy about life at a struggling ‘Sink School’ for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher. Featuring breathtaking ensemble performances and a bang-up-to-date soundtrack, Teechers brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the unique eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby; three Year 11 students about to leave school for good. Will Mr Nixon abandon his students for a green and pleasant Grammar school? Who puts the bounce in Miss Prime, the PE teacher? Will Mrs Parry ever find her Koko? And why does everyone smell of spring onions?
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

25/01/2018 THE HORNE SECTION
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Expect a heady mix of spontaneous stand-up, spectacular performance and outlandish musical talent led by the brilliant comedian Alex Horne! A hit series on BBC Radio 4, sell out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and in London's West End, Dictionary Corner favourites on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and the first band ever to host Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
  Event Web Site

25/01/2018 COUNTRY/AMERICANA NIGHT - PENNY JAYNE BLACK
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

UK singer/songwriter Penny Jayne Black’s single California peaked at No.7 in the British & Irish Top 10 hotdisc charts. The single was also released in the USA and picked up spot plays in several States. In 2016 Penny released her self-titled debut country album Penny Jayne Black. Recently she has been on her Both Sides of the Pond Tour which started in Nashville at the CMA Music Festival and ended with a performance at The British Country Music Awards.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0208 563 7725
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

26/01/2018 BRENDAN COLE - ALL NIGHT LONG
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Strictly Come Dancing's Brendan Cole takes to the stage with his sensational guest dancers to wow audiences in his latest spectacular production, All Night Long. An extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom magic - with a few surprises in store - this is no ordinary dance show. Live music, stunning special effects and Brendan's own dazzling choreography and charm make this an unforgettable night; join us for the party!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  hexagon.boxoffice@reading.gov.uk
  Event Web Site

26/01/2018 COMEDY AT THE KENTON THEATRE
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

January's comedy night features Virgin Radio DJ and former Xtra Factor host Matt Richardson, Edinburgh star Tania Edwards and BBC3 regular Kieran Boyd. Matt Richardson: A lot has happened since his last tour. From interviewing millionaire dogs in LA, ghost hunting with Craig Revel Horwood and having his phone nicked by Kate Moss it's been an odd, but fun, few years. Tania Edwards: Featured as top Edinburgh pick by Glamour and in the Mirror's top 5 jokes of the Fringe, Tania has performed stand-up on BBC1 and Radio 4, as well as writing for Mock the Week. Kieran Boyd: A regular Edinburgh sell-out as part of sketch group WitTank and solo, Kieran has been featured on BBC3 shows Live at the Electric and Three at the Fringe.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
  Event Web Site

26/01/2018 PAUL SINHA - SHOUT OUT TO MY EX
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

In his 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show, comedian and doyen of daytime, Paul Sinha, weaved an intricate tale of happiness based on a combination of doing the two jobs he loved, enjoying parental approval, and, actually being in a proper, grown-up, long-term relationship. The day after he returned home, the illusion of happiness was shattered. Was this the end? The beginning of the end? Or the end of a beginning?
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

26/01/2018 THE KAST-OFF KINKS
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

The Kast off Kinks are actual former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name. This great line-up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 60’s & 70’s), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 80’s and 90’s and still with Ray Davies) with Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding and Tim Rose).
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site

26/01/2018 THAT'LL BE THE DAY
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

The UK’s premier rock 'n' roll production returns with another brand new show! Highly acclaimed for its stunning live entertainment value, That’ll Be The Day is an outstanding celebration for all true fans of the golden era of popular music. This latest production features a fantastic new line-up of smash hits spanning the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, plus more side-splitting comic sketches, all performed live on stage!
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

26/01/2018 CONSERVATOIRE CONCERT SERIES - MAYA IRGALINA, PIANO
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Belarusian pianist, Maya Irgalina, has already made an enviable reputation for herself worldwide as a virtuoso performer of note. She comes to us as a Gold Medallist from the RNCM offering a combination of well-known music by Chopin, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and the less well known Russian composer and pianist, Nicolai Kapustin.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 07785 316612
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

26/01/2018 DANCING QUEEN
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Join us for the ultimate night of feel-good nostalgia, featuring all the greatest 70s hits. Dancing Queen ‘The Concert’ is an action packed party show featuring over 2 hours of the greatest hits from ABBA, Grease and the 70’s. This is the ultimate nostalgia night that guarantees to get you dancing in the aisles! Relive the nights when ABBA ruled the dance floor and experience the classic 70s era in all its glory with full costumes and plenty of glitz - this is the golden age of pop revived!
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
  Event Web Site

26/01/2018 TRIBUTE NIGHT - KYLIE MINOGUE - AT RISING SUN ARTS
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

We’ll be spinning around where the wild roses grow at the 2018 winter edition of Tribute Night as we pay homage to the people’s pop princess, Kylie Minogue. Kylie’s singing career has its roots in the songbook of another recent Tribute Night artist, with an impromptu Neighbours cast performance of Carole King’s The Loco-motion during a charity event in 1987. This led to an Australian single release of the same song, bringing her to the attention of PWL Records in the UK and a prolific partnership with the omnipresent production team Stock, Aitken and Waterman.
Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 986 6788
  info@risingsun-artscentre.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Exhibitions
26/01/2018 to 19/02/2018 RONNIE WOOD ART EXHIBITION

Ronnie Wood has returned with a new collection entitled A Glimmer Suite. This new body of work includes three limited edition prints inspired by the music, friendship and talent of his bandmates from The Rolling Stones. Each piece illustrates Ronnie's love for art and music. The exhibition will also feature art taken from the archive of Ronnie Wood, the hand-signed Private Collection comprises some of the oldest and most sought-after limited editions published in his artistic career to date. Fellow rock legends Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Chuck Berry are captured in Ronnie's inimitable style. Whether you're an art aficionado or a dedicated fan of the Rolling Stones, this is a unique chance to view or own a truly legendary artwork.
Castle Galley, 5 Chain Street, Reading RG1 2HX
MORE INFO: Kevin Goodbody 0118 959 0300
  kgoodbody@castlegalleries.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
26/01/2018 ANTHONY STRONG - JAZZ SINGER/PIANIST
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Jazz singer-pianist Anthony Strong has won plaudits around the world for his high energy, feel-good shows. His repertoire is unashamedly ‘old school’ – from jazz standards and classics, through to early Stevie Wonder and Motown. Anthony is joined by his trio who have performed with him at jazz festivals and concert halls on 4 continents!
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
27/01/2018 to 28/01/2018 YUCKY YOU SHOW AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

Ever wanted to know why mucus is SNOT a bad thing? Find out about this and lots of other disgusting facts about bodily functions in our entertaining live science show. 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.
Look Out Discovery Centre,
MORE INFO: Event Bookings 01344 354400
  customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk
  Event Web Site

27/01/2018 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
27/01/2018 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

27/01/2018 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
27/01/2018 to 28/01/2018 FROM IBIZA TO THE NORFOLK BROADS
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Martin is a boy with problems – an illness no-one understands and a head full of sound and vision. So when an unexpected gift arrives on his birthday, Martin embarks on a thrilling journey in the footsteps of his obsession, leading him to discover some long-hidden truths about himself. What follows will change his life forever…
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

27/01/2018 PAUL JONES AND DAVE KELLY
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Ruggedly durable and timeless, the Blues is perhaps more popular today than it has ever been. Young musicians still cut their teeth on its enticing, 12-bar appeal, but its real rewards, true virtuosity, poise and knowledge, only come with age. Founder members ofThe Blues Band, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly’s tangled and colourful roots go way back into the true undergrowth of the tradition. As well as their own original material, they not only know and perform the work of the greats, ranging from Howling’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker through to Sonny Boy Williamson - they actually played alongside them, and enjoyed their friendship. After over a quarter century as presenter of his BBC Radio 2 R&B show, as a thrilling singer and harmonica maestro, what Paul Jones doesn’t know about the Blues can be written on a pinhead. The same can be said about Europe’s leading bluesman, Dave Kelly. He’s played with them all, including legends such as James Burton and Buddy Guy.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
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27/01/2018 SOFIE HAGEN - DEAD BABY FROG
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Sofie Hagen is unquestionably one of the most talked-about comics of the moment. A modern legend in her native Denmark, she burst onto the British scene by winning Best Newcomer at Edinburgh Festival 2015; her 2016 follow-up, ‘Shimmer Shatter’, was a second total sell-out.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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27/01/2018 VOODOO - THE CIRCUS OF HORRORS
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation Voodoo. This spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre and fantastic circus acts, all woven into a sensational shock horror story and the darkest of magic.Driven by a dazzling soundscape and performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek, you’ll certainly Die Laughing.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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27/01/2018 ANTHEM - THE ULTIMATE QUEEN TRIBUTE CONCERT SHOW
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

The 40th anniversary of We are the Champions is celebrated by the all-action production that has been proclaimed as the best Queen concert show ever. The show recreates the excitement of Queen's legendary stadium spectaculars, reprising Freddie’s on-stage antics and irrepressible personality. All driven on by a band brimming over with superb musicianship, and featuring a score of non-stop belters.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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27/01/2018 LUCKY PETERSON - TRIBUTE TO JIMMY SMITH
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Musical maestro Lucky Peterson pays tribute to Jimmy Smith in this fantastic new show. At the start of his career, Lucky Peterson was discovered by blues star Willie Dixon when he was three years old, released his first record at five and soon after appeared on The Tonight Show. Trained by keyboardists Bill Doggett and Jimmy Smith, Peterson went on to play behind Little Milton, Bobby Bland and Kenny Neal.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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27/01/2018 DEAR ESTHER - LIVE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

A deserted Hebridean landscape, memories of a fatal crash, a book written by a dying man – explore a haunting, deserted, island shrouded in mystery in a live performance of Dear Esther. Starting on a small beach, only brooding cliffs and a small lighthouse in sight, the narrator takes you through the game, journeying from a desolate Scottish island, to a car crash on the M5, to the crisis of a guilty heart, to the lost shores of a dreamed coastline.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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27/01/2018 JOURNEY TO THE IMPOSSIBLE
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

A comedic coming-of-age quest, featuring epic songs, cinematic storytelling and hip-hop dance. Three kids are in trouble. Well, what do you expect if you knock on the door of an inter-dimensional portal and run away? By means of bicycles, bandanas and neural space travel, we travel with them on an adventure to the impossible. We’ll take on intergalactic challenges, we’ll fight invisible forces and we may have to make some sacrifices. But what we’ll discover will be extraordinary and will open the door to new jaw-dropping possibilities.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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Local Information :
27/01/2018 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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Local Information :
27/01/2018 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: 01635 578090
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Sport : Football
27/01/2018 MAIDENHEAD UTD v CHESTER - VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE

After a string of away games, the Magpies return to York Road, where they will be hoping to inprove on a surprisingly poor recent home record. They have won only once in their last eight home league games and will hope to imrove on that against a resurgent Chester side.
York Road, Maidenhead SL6 1SF
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01628 636314
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Sport : Rugby Union
27/01/2018 LONDON IRISH v WASPS - ANGLO-WELSH CUP

Last time out at the Mad Stad London Irish collected their first home win of the season against the Russian side Krasny Yar. That was a welcome relief from the Exiles' struggles in the Premiership, and, like the Euro Challenge Cup, the Anglo-Welsh Cup is a welcome chance for Irish to not only get some respite from their league struggles, but to try various permutations and players for the battle against relegation ahead. Although Wasps start favourites, this one should be interesting.
Madejski Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 968 1016
  contact@london-irish.com
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Leisure : Theatre
28/01/2018 THE RAT PACK IS BACK
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

The hit show 'The Rat Pack’ is back and perfectly captures not only the wonderful music and comedy of the original legends, but also the remarkable personalities of the stars who truly ruled the entertainment world. The Rat Pack is Back is Britain's longest running tribute to Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. In 2004 the guys were honoured to perform for HRH The Princess Royal at a Royal Command Performance. In 2011 they performed a sell-out show at The Indig02 at the 02 Arena in London.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk
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28/01/2018 THE BAND OF HER MAJESTY'S ROYAL MARINES
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Having played to full houses every time they visit The Anvil, the majestic concert band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines is back with another programme of stirring music. The band will perform a selection of well-known pieces featuring their top class soloists, including members of The Royal Corps of Drums.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
28/01/2018 REMEMBERING GLEN CAMPBELL
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Join us for an exuberant celebration of a legend of popular music. The songs of Glen Campbell performed by a world class band and vocalist Damien Edwards.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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Sport : Ice Hockey
28/01/2018 BRACKNELL BEES v STREATHAM

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
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Leisure : Theatre
29/01/2018 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
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30/01/2018 to 03/02/2018 MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this spammier than ever production is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen. Join King Arthur as he travels with his hapless Knights of the Round Table on a divine mission to locate the illusive Holy Grail – with uproarious consequences.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   hexagon.boxoffice@reading.gov.uk   Event Web Site