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

This display curated by Dr Rob Hosfield of the University of Reading’s Archaeology Department and Dr James Cole of the University of Brighton’s School of Environment & Technology will introduce our earliest ancestors and show how they survived in ‘Ice Age’ Europe. It will include casts of skulls, tools, and video footage reconstructing how those tools might have been used. Linked to a wider project on the earliest humans and the climatic challenges they faced, run by Dr Hosfield and Dr Cole and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Look out for the related talk and flintknapping activity!
Reading Museum, The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
28/09/2017 to 18/11/2017 PERFECT WEDDING
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Imagine... A bridegroom wakes in the bridal suite on his wedding morning, with his bride-to-be about to arrive at any moment, and finds beside him – a naked girl. What’s more, an extremely attractive naked girl whom, in the depths of his post stag night hangover, he can’t remotely remember having been introduced to. Imagine also that during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed, the bride arrives and the girl is trapped in the bathroom. Imagine further that the only way out of the dilemma is to persuade the best man to pretend that the hidden girl is his girlfriend but that his real girlfriend is to be kept ignorant of the fact! By the time the bride’s parents and half the hotel staff get in on the act the chaos reaches nuclear proportions. This hilarious play moves at the speed of light with a riot a minute that will leave you aching with laughter.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
01/10/2017 to 02/11/2017 BASILDON PARK HOUSE DRESSED FOR DINNER AT 8 - AS IT USED TO BE

You are invited to experience the house dressed ready for one of Lord and Lady Iliffe's infamous dinner parties. Go on a house tour at 11am or 11:30am or wander round for yourself from 12pm. The curtains have been drawn, the crystal chandeliers are sparkling and the table is set ready for guests to arrive. The Octagon room, Dining room and other grand rooms of the house will be dressed as you've never seen them before. Lord and Lady Iliffe were famous for the weekend parties they laid on, including the decadent dinner parties that went with them. Now, you too have the opportunity to experience the glamour and opulence of a country house evening party.
Basildon Park Lower Basildon Reading RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: The Administrator 0118 984 3040   http://reading-guide.co.uk/photos/Dinner8.jpg   Event Web Site
Local Information :
01/10/2017 to 31/01/2018 CHILDREN'S TUDOR ANIMAL TRAIL AT THE VYNE
 THE VYNE (NATIONAL TRUST)

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

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

Cliveden has an extensive and important statue collection on display around the estate. This trail is a self-led walk offering you the chance to learn the history behind how these statues have ended up at Cliveden.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0JA
MORE INFO: Sian Burgess 01628 605069   cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 to 29/10/2017 THE FIRE AND LIGHT SHOW AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

This live science show is full of fantastic demonstrations to FIRE your imagination! Watch us create light, and see the amazing tornado of fire! There is no need to pre-book tickets for the shows; tickets can be purchased from reception on the day. Suitable for children age 5+. Show times are at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3.15pm, subject to minimum numbers. Shows run at weekends and Bracknell school holidays.
The Look Out Discovery Centre, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01344 354400   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 to 29/10/2017 HALF-TERM ACTIVITIES AT THE MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE
 MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE

Visit the new galleries during your holidays and discover the exciting new displays and interactive games. Try out our new trails in the galleries, including the Rat Trail. Get your hands on real museum objects with our Object Handling volunteers (Weds, Sat & Sun 1-3pm). Discover the Shepherd’s Hut in the garden, full of beautiful knitted decorations and animals to play with, all created by the Mewes Knitters. Play with our new games and toys, including a fabulous model farm in the welcome area. Book to take part in our 3-day Art & Heritage Arts Award workshop, run by jelly.
6 Redlands Rd, Reading RG1 5EX
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 0118 378 8660   merlevents@reading.ac.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
21/10/2017 to 29/10/2017 MORTIMER SCARECROW TRAIL

Follow the map to find the 27 scarecrows, all based around the theme One of a Pair. Answer questions related to the scarecrows in the Just For Fun quiz, complete the trail competition and enter the prize draw for a chance to win £50 and vote for your favourite scarecrow in 3 different categories - remember to bring a pen and paper! Please park sensibly and considerately on the streets or in one of the 3 public car parks which are situated next to Dads Shop, outside St John's Church or opposite the Horse and Groom. Please DO NOT leave your car in the Budgen's car parks whilst you complete the trail. This is an open event for all to enjoy and have fun but please take care whilst on the trail, supervise children closely and please respect the properties of the scarecrow hosts and the residents of Mortimer.
Various locations, Mortimer RG7 3SY
MORE INFO: 0118 970 0001   mwevh@outlook.com   Event Web Site
23/10/2017 LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

The Concert Hall continues its regular series of lunchtime recitals by local and internationally renowned organists. Recitals begin at 1pm and last for approx 50mins.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
23/10/2017 SQUEEZE WITH 9 BELOW ZERO - JOIN THE DOTS TOUR
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

As well as a vast catalogue including hits such as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’ and ‘Tempted’, they also have Cradle To The Grave to draw on, their first collection of new tracks since 1998. This album marked the complete and, frankly, triumphant reintegration of the masterful songwriting axis of Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, in a beautifully-observed series of fond vignettes about childhood, growing up and the absurdities of the ride through life we’re all on. The live band now features a six-piece line up with Chris and Glenn joined by Simon Hanson (drums), Lucy Shaw (bass), Stephen Large (keyboards) and Melvin Duffy (guitar and various instruments).
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Local Information :
23/10/2017 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   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
23/10/2017 ROYALS U23 v ASTON VILLA - PREMIER LEAGUE 2 (FREE ENTRY)

A second-half spot-kick by Andrija Novakovich sent the young Royals past Newcastle in the quarter-final, now they are one step away from the chance to win the competition for the second time. Norwich finished second to Portsmouth in their group, finishing above Wolves and Everton.  Since then, they overcame Fulham by way of spot-kicks after a captivating fixture had ended 5-5 after extra time, before triumphing 1-0 on Merseyside to eliminate Liverpool. And while Norwich currently prop up the Premier League 2 Division 2, they are performing heroics in the knock-out competition – so our boys will need your backing if they are to clear the penultimate hurdle! The winner of the Sunday-afternoon meeting with the Canaries will meet the victor of the tie between Swansea and Portsmouth on the other half of the draw.  It is an opportunity for Martin Kuhl’s side to win the competition for a second time, having won it in its inaugural year back in 2014. Entry and parking will be free for all supporters, so we’d encourage as many Reading fans as possible to come along and get behind our boys!
Madejski Stadium, Nr M4 J11, Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 0118 968 1313   ticketing@readingfc.co.uk   Event Web Site
23/10/2017 to 27/10/2017 ROYALS AUTUMN SOCCER SCHOOLS

We run our Soccer Schools throughout the local area, so take a look at our selection and find which one will be the best for your child to take part in! Anyone aged 6-14 can get involved in the days, which include fun sessions that aim to improve your football skills at the same time. Also, we have specific Girls Only sessions and Goalkeepers Only sessions so there is something for everyone!
Various in Reading area - see weblink below
MORE INFO: Community Trust Team 0118 968 1480   soccerschools@readingfc.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
24/10/2017 to 28/10/2017 PETER PAN
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

A local amateur production by Rare Productions, the team that brought Annie and Fame to Windsor! Sir James Barrie’s timeless tale of the boy who never grew up is reborn as a spectacular musical by Stiles & Drew and the late Willis Hall. The legend of Peter Pan has been delighting children for over 100 years and this faithful new version is an adventure perfect for the whole family. Featuring music and lyrics by the award-winning duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, we join Peter and the Darling family as they are whisked away to the famous land full of colourful characters including the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and, of course, the dastardly Captain Hook.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
24/10/2017 to 25/10/2017 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS - THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF AND OTHER FURRY TALES
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

The perplexing question of fairytales - what really happened between the wolf and his three porky friends? Why was Goldilocks wandering in the woods? How did the goats overcome a mighty troll - are explored and explained by the wonderful Theatre of Widdershins with the help of fun, laughter, some gorgeous puppets and a soundtrack that will stick in your head long after you've left the theatre.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
24/10/2017 FAIRPORT CONVENTION 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Enjoy an evening of musical celebration at this golden anniversary concert with winners of the coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967’s ‘Summer of Love’. To mark their 50th year, the band will play a selection of tracks from their new album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire. Come and celebrate with the fathers of folkrock!
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
24/10/2017 to 26/10/2017 HALF-TERM ARTS AND HERITAGE CLUB

A fun, creative half term club that will use the exhibitions in the museum as a starting point to explore different artistic techniques and processes. All children who come for two days or more will receive a Discover Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification, and will be presented with a certificate. If your child only attends for one day they are still eligible for the award but will have to do a little extra work at home. Every day the children will work with an artist to create different pieces of art and record their work in their sketchbooks. The sessions will help the children to explore the exhibits in the MERL and will encourage them to look at the museum in a completely different way.
Museum of Englaish Rural Life,
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 0118 378 8660   merl@reading.ac.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
25/10/2017 UK WOLF CONSERVATION TRUST VISIT WEDNESDAYS

The Trust is open every Wednesday from 11am – 4pm. A wonderful day out for all the family, with photo opportunities from a photographic platform area, regular talks by the keepers, watch the wolves being fed at 2pm and, of course, our ambassador wolves. Come to see our Arctic wolves, admire our Beenham pack and see our older wolves, including mischievous Mosi, majestic Mai and Motomo. We have a photography platform overlooking the Beenham pack and you'll be able to see the Torak and Mosi via a large picture window in our shop and education centre. Free parking is available and there are toilets on-site. Our well stocked shop will be open for you to purchase souvenirs of your day. There will be tea/ coffee, squash refreshments available to purchase by donation, but no food. Outdoor picnic tables available. No walks or wolf contact is available on this day. Additional children’s activities will be held during school holidays. Adults £8, Children 3-12 £5, under 3's free. No booking required. Pay on arrival. Please note: no dogs are allowed on-site or to be left in parked cars.
Butlers Farm, Beenham, Reading, Berks, RG7 5NT
MORE INFO: Lynn Kent 0118 971 3330   ukwct@ukwolf.org   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days out
25/10/2017 THE BIG TREE CLIMBING COMPANY AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

Ever wondered what it is like to be high up in the tree tops' Now's your chance to explore a whole new side of the woodlands. As well as using ropes and harnesses to climb up into the trees, there'll be a zip wire and rope swing for you to play on, all under the watchful eye of our tree climbing experts, the Great Big Tree Climbing Company. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For children aged 6+.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead SL1 8NS
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01628 605069   enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
25/10/2017 TALES FOR TOTS - STORY TIME FOR UNDER 5's
 READING MUSEUM

Drop in - free of charge - and bring your under-5's to catch a story or two using objects from the museum collection. 10.30am to 11.30am
Reading Museum, Old Town Hall, Blagrave Street
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 939 9800   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
25/10/2017 ROY CHUBBY BROWN
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Chubby doesn't hold back from sharing his outlandish views, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked! As politically incorrect as ever, this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian! If easily offended, please stay away!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
25/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 UNDER MILK WOOD
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Welcome to Llareggub. Home to blind Captain Cat who dreams of drowned sailors and lost love, Mog Edwards the draper secretly in love with sweet-shop owner Myfanwy Price, Mr Organ Morgan, musical enthusiast, and the reason his long suffering wife dreams of blissful silence, Polly Garter with her many babies and Reverend Eli Jenkins who watches over his flock. In his comic masterpiece, Dylan Thomas introduces us to new friends and invites us, for one day, to experience their everyday lives, thoughts and secret dreams.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044   boxoffice@watermill.org.uk   Event Web Site
25/10/2017 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - THIS WEEK, PIZZA FOR PIRATES
 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
25/10/2017 to 26/10/2017 SHARK IN THE PARK
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

This fin-tastic family musical follows Timothy Pope (and his telescope!) on 3 exciting adventures. When Timothy Pope receives a brand new telescope for his birthday, boy is he excited to test it out at the park! But wait… is that really a shark he can see? Join Timothy and his Elvis loving Dad on their adventures, meeting lots of other fun characters along the way, not to mention a tap dancing seagull!
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
25/10/2017 to 28/10/2017 THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

When their father is wrongly imprisoned, Bobby, Phyllis and Peter are uprooted from their London home to a small house in the country. Although despondent on arrival, the children’s spirits quickly lifts and they start to embrace their new country life. When Bobby, Phyllis and Peter discover their village has its own railway station, that’s when the adventure really begins. First published in book form in 1906, it has since been adapted for television, film and stage, delighting audiences for over one hundred years. Follow the Railway Children’s journey this October half-term, in this timeless British Classic of childhood innocence and exhilaration.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0208 563 7725   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
25/10/2017 to 28/10/2017 SUE TOWNSEND - BAZAAR AND RUMMAGE
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Sue Townsend’s Bazaar and Rummage is a witty and poignant play of ordinary people striving to overcome obstacles in an effort to rejoin society. Three severely agoraphobic women leave their houses for the first time in years, and make it to a rummage sale helped by a controlling ex-agoraphobic social worker and a trainee. But, as the afternoon progresses, the distinction between the ‘helpers’ and the ‘anxious’ becomes less clear.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
26/10/2017 READING MUSEUM SURGERY
 READING MUSEUM

Visitors can discover more about the collections, or ask for help in identifying interesting objects (NB no valuations can be given). Every Thursday, in the Box Room.
Reading Museum, The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
26/10/2017 ANDY PARSONS - PEAK BULLSH*T
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it. It’s one of the things we do best. Or is it? Was it something we did best but like everything else has now gone West. Or South. Or East. Ah - go on. Take a risk. Put on your lucky pants and your party shoes – and get yourself on a night out. Or maybe come out dressed in a binbag, top hat and clogs. We could all use a laugh.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
26/10/2017 MAE MARTIN - DOPE
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

The award winning stand-up and star of BBC Radio Four’s Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality presents her debut UK tour. Mae Martin is comedy’s most naturally charismatic young storyteller, fresh from sell-out seasons in Australia, Edinburgh and London. In her new show Dope, she examines a lifetime of obsessions, fandom and addiction and shines a light on that one weird shrimp we all have in our brains that is happy to pursue short-term pleasure despite long-term consequences.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Dance
27/10/2017 MAIDENHEAD 30s to 50-PLUS PARTY FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES

Top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from '80s to date. These parties are THE place for 30s to 50sPlus to dance, romance, meet new people and make new friends. Now monthly at Maidenhead Rugby Football Club. This exciting party venue is newly refurbished and is only 3 mins off the M4 at Junction 8/9. With reasonable drinks prices, plenty of free on-site car parking and a huge dance floor. From 8.30pm till 1am. These parties are VERY POPULAR so it's a good idea to pre-book.
Maidenhead Rugby Club, Braywick Park, Braywick Rd, Maidenhead SL6 1BN
MORE INFO: Brian Lewis 0800 3134441   info@dance-parties.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
27/10/2017 MUSIC AT PROGRESS - RAY GELATO AND ALEX GARNET
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Ray Gelato and Alex Garnett rekindle their musical partnership after 20 years! Influenced by some great tenor sax partnerships such as Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Johnny Griffin, Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt, Ray and Alex present two contrasting styles of tenor saxophone playing. Garnett is bluesy, progressive and bop influenced, with a highly personal style that mixes great technique with soulful harmonic and melody lines. Meanwhile Gelato takes the swing heroes such as Illinois Jacquet and Don Byas as his role models, using a big warm sound and melodic phrases in order to build excitement in his solos.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2195   enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
27/10/2017 P P ARNOLD
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

One of the most iconic women in British popular music makes her Henley debut with one of only two South East shows of a tour marking 50 years of her solo career. Join her for a career-spanning set including 60s hits Angel of the Morning, To Love Somebody and (If You Think You’re) Groovy, not to mention her collaborations with the Small Faces and Ike & Tina Turner. Arriving in the UK in 1966 as an Ikette, PP Arnold was quickly spotted by Mick Jagger and recommended to Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, with one of her earliest hits The First Cut is the Deepest, produced by Kenton regular Mike Hurst.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
27/10/2017 OPERA PRELUDE'S TRIBUTE CONCERT TO THE THREE TENORS
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Taking inspiration from the original three tenors, Richard Dowling, Alex Haigh and Alberto Sousa will serenade you with operatic favourites and stunning songs, from the collection made famous by Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
27/10/2017 HEIDI TALBOT, FOLK SINGER
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Heidi Talbot was born in Ireland became a folk star in the USA as a member of the Irish American band Cherish the Ladies, and now lives in Scotland, where she is married to the celebrated fiddler and multi-instrumentalist John McCusker. She has developed a style that switches easily between Celtic and Americana, but subtlety is Talbot’s magic ingredient.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
27/10/2017 CONSERVATOIRE SERIES - RENATA KONYISCKA, PIANO
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Hungarian concert pianist and international prize-winner, Renata Konyicska offers us a wonderful programme by two 19th century masters of the piano – Chopin and Liszt. The programme includes Chopin’s 2nd Sonata and 4th Scherzo and concludes with Liszt’s astonishingly difficult Réminiscences de Don Juan. Not to be missed!
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 07785 316612   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
27/10/2017 JENNY ECLAIR - HOW TO BE A MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN WITHOUT LOSING THE PLOT
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Following a complete sell-out tour professional grumpy old woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter Jenny Eclair extends her hit tour into autumn 2017. Jenny is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. Semi –bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, Eclair puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund! You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
27/10/2017 OCTOBER AFTERNOON RACEDAY AT NEWBURY

Our concluding Flat meeting of the 2017 season kicks off with an afternoon of typically competitive Flat racing. Enjoy a seven race card of engrossing equine action in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s a great opportunity to try the Bumper Package for a £10 food and drink voucher plus a £2 bet or experience one of our luxury hospitality suites or panoramic restaurants.
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015   info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
28/10/2017 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

Join us for our fun, family event, featuring: spooky face painting, scary arts and crafts, fire and fright show at 6pm and 7pm.
Look Out Discovery Centre,
MORE INFO: Event Bookings 01344 354400   customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk   Event Web Site
28/10/2017 WOODLEY SATURDAY MARKET

Woodley Shopping Centre is now home to a Thriving Saturday Market. Fresh foods,Great Vegetables, Wet Fish, Butcher, Breads Clothes Local produce and Craft Stalls fill the Town Centre every Saturday offering local residents and visitors more choice whilst they shop. Occasionally some Local Brass bands join in the fun or Morris Dancers.
Woodley Town Centre RG5 4JZ
MORE INFO: Town Centre Manager 0118 921 6920   tcm@woodley.gov.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
28/10/2017 BAYEUX TAPESTRY TOUR AT READING MUSEUM
 READING MUSEUM

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

MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
28/10/2017 READING MUSEUM GALLERY TOUR
 READING MUSEUM

Want to know more about Reading Abbey and its impact on the town? Join our trained volunteer guides for an updated tour that includes more on the Abbey Quarter’s history. Hear about our exciting plans to transform the area into a unique historical and cultural destination. This is followed by an introductory tour around the museum’s galleries taking in a selection of fascinating objects on display. Why not stay for lunch and enjoy the Bayeux Tapestry tour at 2.15pm?
Reading Museum and Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
28/10/2017 SAX IN THE CITY
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Sax in the City performs as a sax and bass duo and also accompanied by a full studio comprising of lush synths, Rhodes and electric piano and drums. Joined by K Darling on fretless & U-bass, Johnty Wilks plays alto / soprano saxophones and wind synthesiser. The band performs a range of sax based classic jazz and pop songs.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
28/10/2017 RETRO2METRO - BOLLYWOOD MUSIC EVENT
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

BCS brings you RETRO2METRO the biggest Bollywood musical extravaganza that has ever happened in Reading. This is the first Indian music concert where eminent Bollywood singers Sadhana Sargam and Debojit Saha will be singing live for the audience. This event will be a three hour musical program in which the singers will perform songs from yester years as well as contemporary tracks to mesmerize audience of all age groups. About our artists, Sadhana Sargam is an acclaimed Bollywood singer who is a recipient of National Film Award, Filmfare Awards South and several Maharashtra and Gujarat state film awards.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
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28/10/2017 WALLINGFORD LOCAL PRODUCERS' SATURDAY MARKET

To make available produce grown or produced within a 30 mile radius of Wallingford, sourcing ingredients, wherever possible from within that area. To educate and promote the benefits of locally produced food and other products thereby supporting a vibrant and dynamic local economy. The market was started in 2007 by some of the current stallholders as a means to reach the local community. The produce available ranges from meat (pork, beef, lamb), fruit and vegetables, plants, bread, cheeses, wines, beers,cakes ready prepared food, chocolate, jams, preserves, crafts including wood, knitting, jewellery, cosmetics, pottery, photography, painting and much more. 10am to 1pm.
Regal Centre, St Martin’s Street, Wallingford OX10 0DP
MORE INFO: Dennis Jackson   admin@wlpm.org.uk   Event Web Site
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28/10/2017 ALDWORTH VILLAGE MARKET

Aldworth's award winning Saturday Market takes place every Saturday morning in the Village Hall. Here you can buy vegetables and other produce, cakes and bread, newspapers and sweets. Please note that bread and newspapers must be pre-ordered.
Aldworth Village Hall, Bell Lane, Aldworth RG8 9SB
MORE INFO: 01635 578090   Event Web Site
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28/10/2017 WALLINGFORD HISTORIC GUIDED WALKS

By popular demand, you can now join a Guided Historic Town Walk on any Saturday morning, from mid-April until the end-September starting from beneath the Town Hall at 11.00am. Walks last 1 - 2 hours and cost £5 per head, as a donation to support Wallingford Museum. These are general walks covering the rich history of our town, but also touching on the links with Agatha Christie and 'Midsomer Murders'. They will appeal to residents and visitors alike. There’s no need to book, just turn up at the Town Hall undercroft at 11.00am on any Saturday until 30 Sept.
Wallingford Town Hall OX10 0EG
MORE INFO: Philip Burton 01491 836200   pburton6@talktalk.net   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
28/10/2017 MAIDENHEAD v DAGENHAM AND REDBRIDGE - VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE

Maidenhead are dnkying their first-ever season at the top of the non-league pyramid. They have already met many ex-Football League teams in Hartlepool, Wrexham, Tranmere, Chester, Aldershot, Leyton Orient, Maidstone and Halifax, and next up at York Road it's yet another club who have slipped out of the mainstream and are desperate to get back there. Dagenham and Redbridge were one of several teams to lead the Conference table already this season so this one will not be easy.
York Road, Maidenhead SL6 1SF
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01628 636314   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
28/10/2017 WORTHINGTON'S ARMED FORCES RACEDAY AT NEWBURY

The final meeting of our 2017 Flat Season is always a great occasion, featuring a high-quality card centered around the Group 3 Worthington’s Victoria Club Stakes, won in 2016 by the locally trained Duretto at 20/1. The day also sees the launch of the Berkshire & Vale of White Horse Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, and we are delighted to offer free entry for armed forces personnel past and present.
Newbury Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015   info@newburyracecourse.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
29/10/2017 LIVE ON STAGE - DES O'CONNOR AND JIMMY TARBUCK
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Two legends of television, show-business and of the Royal Variety Performance come together, accompanied by music and video to reminisce and entertain at The Hexagon for one night only! In October 2015, Des and Jimmy performed on stage together for the very first time in ‘Sunday Night at the London Palladium’ and the Guardian newspaper described this sell-out performance as ‘a night of theatrical history to be remembered for many years to come’. Don’t miss this last chance to see Des and Jimmy together in what will also be a night of theatrical history, brought straight to Reading following their sell out show at the London Palladium Theatre.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
29/10/2017 SIMON AND GARFUNKEL 50th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE

 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a live band performing all of your favourite hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and many more!
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
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29/10/2017 BERKSHIRE WEDDING FAIR
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Join us at South Hill Park for our Wedding Fair. Discover a range of suppliers from: cakemakers, photographers and menswear, to florists, jewellers, accessories, bridal wear, transport, entertainment and much more.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Wedding Fair Enquiries 07708 249440   info@berkshireweddingfairs.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
30/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 A JUDGEMENT IN STONE
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood - on Valentine’s Day. Ruth Rendell’s brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, and coverups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly asmurder itself. Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses around the UK, Bill Kenwright presents a new production adapted from one of the most celebrated works of the writer often hailed as the successor to Agatha Christie. Credited with revitalising the mystery genre, Ruth Rendell was first published in 1964 her prolific output included film and TV as well as 80 novels.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
30/10/2017 HAUNTED HENLEY - PRESENTED BY EIZABETH HAZELDINE
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

On the evening of All Hallows’ Eve, well known local historian and author Elizabeth Hazeldine reveals the ghostly history of our town. Elizabeth has previously sold out at Henley Literary Festival, and regularly leads Haunted walks around Henley. Georgian poisoner Mary Blandy is believed to haunt Park Place and several other locations, including the Kenton Theatre itself! And in this special pre-Halloween talk, hear about the monks that haunt a local pub, the Cavalier soldier that has been spotted at the Red Lion hotel and the ghost sighted at the Hart Street building most recently home to Maison Blanc.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
30/10/2017 AN EVENING WITH BRYDON, MACK AND MITCHELL
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Join Rob Brydon, Lee Mack and David Mitchell for an evening of chat, questions and generally messing around. In conversation with Matthew Sweet (Free Thinking, Radio 3).
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
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