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Leisure : Theatre
02/08/2018 to 22/09/2018 TEN TIMES TABLE - BY ALAN AYCKBOURN
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Long due a revival, TEN TIMES TABLE is a play so funny that it displays playwright Alan Ayckbourn at the top of his game. Alan is a genius at analysing ordinary people in everyday situations. We follow the planning and disastrous outcome of a group of members of The Pendon community as they plan their small town's first pageant. The pageant is to be based on a long lost piece of local history - The Massacre of the Pendon Twelve - where the Earl of Dorset crushed an uprising of rebellious workers. As the meetings in the run down Swan Hotel progress, we see a natural divison between right-wing supporters of the patronising middle-class Helen, versus the bolshie left-wing teacher Tim and his two adoring female groupies. All have very different views of what the pageant should be and what it represents. Battle commences. The day of the pageant arrives. And what was a mock-up of the event now becomes the real thing as both sides clash with hilarious and riotous results!

The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye, Reading RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  boxoffice@millatsonning.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Exhibitions
17/08/2018 to 28/09/2018 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
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Bars
18/08/2018 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 : Museums
29/08/2018 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
01/09/2018 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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08/09/2018 to 28/10/2018 RIVER AND ROWING MUSEUM BIG BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

2018 marks the 20th birthday of the River & Rowing Museum, and we are planning an exciting exhibition to celebrate. On display in the Museum’s Community Gallery from 8 September to 28 October 2018, the exhibition will explore the history of the Museum over the past 20 years, showcase creative responses by local community groups to objects in the collection and invite visitors to think about the future of the organisation.
River and Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames RG9 1BF
MORE INFO: Enquiries 01491 415600
  museum@rrm.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
13/09/2018 to 22/09/2018 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Musicals return to Progress Theatre with the much sought after and loved rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar. With a mixture of styles of music there is something for everybody, from folk to jazz and from musical ballads to driving rock. This powerful show performed in the unique Progress Theatre is something not to be missed.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2169
  enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk
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18/09/2018 to 23/09/2018 MAIDENHEAD AND COOKHAM ARTS TRAIL
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Showcasing the work of many of the artists taking part in this year’s trail. Works in diverse media include painting, glass, jewellery, ceramics, printmaking and photography. The exhibition is open either side of the trail weekend itself.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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Leisure : Theatre
18/09/2018 to 22/09/2018 CIRQUE BERSERK
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen. Featuring the world’s most hair-raising circus act - the legendary motorcycle ‘Globe of Death’.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Arts
19/09/2018 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
19/09/2018 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
19/09/2018 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
19/09/2018 THE KING IS BACK - BEN PORTSMOUTH TAKING CARE OF ELVIS
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

He's thrilled audience members with his uncanny performances and won the title of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, now Ben Portsmouth is back! Having grown-up surrounded by all things Elvis, Ben rapidly rose through the ranks of Elvis tribute artists soon after starting his band Taking Care of Elvis. His ever growing fan base from all over the world have declared Ben as the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

19/09/2018 to 20/09/2018 2 MAGPIES THEATRE - VENTOUX
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France. It is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani – whose drug-fuelled race there in 2000 was the greatest cycling had ever seen. Ventoux charts the parallel lives of these champions who overcame great adversity in tandem, and the mountain that cast them in opposing directions. Join 2Magpies as they restage the race using breathtaking video accompaniment and a pair of road bikes, asking the question – how far will we go to succeed?
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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19/09/2018 to 22/09/2018 THE GRIMM PLAYERS PRESENT NUNSENSE
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Five of the nineteen surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken stage a variety show in the Mount Saint Helen's School auditorium. They need to raise funds to bury the last four residents of the convent who are stored in the deep freeze.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
  Event Web Site

19/09/2018 PHILL JUPITUS
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus (Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Live at the Apollo, Alan Davies As Yet Untitled) for tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it. Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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19/09/2018 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
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19/09/2018 to 20/09/2018 LEE HURST - MUCKING ABOUT
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

In his new show Lee will be exploring the relationship between… No he won’t, he’ll be leaving that old twaddle to comedians at the Edinburgh Festival. There’s no journey or message. If you want to go on a journey, buy an airplane ticket. If you want a deep message, run your voicemail through a sub-base woofer. If you want plenty of laughs this is for you. Lee will be turning up, lobbing gags and funny stuff at you from all angles. A hilarious night is about to hit town.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484 123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
19/09/2018 FARMERS' MARKET IN WOODLEY

High quality local products direct from the producer or farmer, plus cookery demonstration using market products. Wonderful meats; pork, chicken, fruits and vegetables, organic breads, pies, cheeses, special ginger drinks, juices, preserves and pickles, Amazing crafts - and a local nursery.
Crockhamwell Road, Woodley town centre RG5 4JZ
MORE INFO: Jacques Lherbier 0118 921 6920
  towncentremanager@woodley.gov.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
19/09/2018 TALK - FROM VILLAGE TO VILLAGE

Timed to accompany a special exhibition on 60 years of work by the Berkshire Archaeology Research Group, Still Digging Up The Past, this talk by archaeologist Steve Clark will explore how voluntary archaeology projects have often been at the forefront of expanding our knowledge of Berkshire from the Roman to the medieval period. These centuries saw tumultuous changes to the pattern of local settlement and the exploitation of the landscape. The results from a variety of sites in West Berkshire and beyond will be used to explore what we can reconstruct of these periods and to show how voluntary projects can be best placed to uncover the story.
West Museum, The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS
MORE INFO: Enquiries 01635 519562
  museum@westberks.gov.uk
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Sport : Football
19/09/2018 ROYALS v NORWICH CITY - SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

After three weeks the Royals return to the Mad Stad with just one thing in mind - to win at what was once their fortress for the first time this season in the league. Played three, lost three is their dismal home record so far in the Sky Bet Championship, and that's really stretching the patience of Loyal Royal fans who only saw the team win five home games in the whole of last season, while losing ten and drawing eight. It goes without saying that although there are still plenty of games to go, this one is a must-win - for pride, if nothing else. Saturday's victory at Preston was welcome, bit will not count for much if Paul Clement's men cannot carry on that form at home.
Madejski Stadium, Nr M4 J11, Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: RFC Ticket Office 0118 968 1313
  ticketing@readingfc.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
20/09/2018 NARROWBOAT CRUISES FROM NEWBURY WHARF

Jubilee is a traditional narrowboat purpose built for carrying passengers. It has seating for up to 29 passengers. Jubilee is crewed by volunteers of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. A licensed bar, refreshments and a toilet are available on board.

The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS
MORE INFO: Trip Ticket Enquiries 01380 721279 or 07716 460562
  office.manager@katrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Museums
20/09/2018 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
20/09/2018 PENNY JAYNE BLACK AND FRIENDS
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

GSMC Award winner 2018 for Best Album and Best Solo Artist, Female, US singer/songwriter Penny Jayne Black has just released her latest single, Steel Horse by SSM Nashville Records. She has an exciting year ahead as she has a Nashville tour to promote the new single and UK Theatre tour.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

20/09/2018 to 27/10/2018 TRIAL BY LAUGHTER - AT THE WATERMILL THEATRE
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Following critical acclaim for The Wipers Times, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman return to The Watermill with the premiere of a new play inspired by extraordinary real-life events. William Hone, the forgotten hero of free speech, was a bookseller, publisher and satirist. In 1817, he stood trial for ‘impious blasphemy and seditious libel’. The only crime he had committed was to be funny. Worse than that he was funny by parodying religious texts. And worst of all, he was funny about the despotic government and the debauched monarchy. Along with his great ally, political cartoonist George Cruikshank, Hone sought vindication for his laughable offences and fought for freedom in one of the most remarkable legal cases of its time.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044
  boxoffice@watermill.org.uk
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20/09/2018 THE STORY OF THE BEACH BOYS - A TRIBUTE
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

If you like the Beach Boys® songs, you will love this band! Guaranteed to leave everyone with a smile on their face, a song in their heart and a truly memorable live music experience to cherish, this is a show you do not want to miss. The performers of this extravaganza express, Beach Boyz Tribute Band deliver a stunning show of technicolour harmonies that will take your breath away. Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will surely know and by the end of the evening learn to love.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

20/09/2018 QUEEN VICTORIA - DAUGHTER, WIFE, MOTHER, WIDOW
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Queen Victoria: a little old lady, spherical in shape, dressed in black, perpetually grumpy. Right? Historian Lucy Worsley wants to make you think again. Meet a complex, contradictory woman, who had a traumatic childhood, who loved dancing, who suffered calamity and bereavement, before coming out the other side as an eccentric, powerful and really rather magnificent old lady. Lucy's illustrated talk takes you into the life, the palaces, and the rich colourful age of this woman who ruled a quarter of the globe.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

20/09/2018 SUSIE DENT - THE SECRET LIVES OF WORDS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Take a journey into the curious, unexpected and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day with Countdown’s Susie Dent. Susie will retell the adventures that lie hidden within such words as lasagne (involving a chamber pot) and bugbear (a terrorising monster), and explain the mysterious disappearance of kempt, gormful and ruly (and yes, you can be gruntled). Sharing a selection of the funniest moments from her 25 years on Countdown, Susie will also welcome any questions in her very own ‘word surgery’.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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20/09/2018 THE TEMPLE ENSEMBLE - WIND AND STRINGS MASTERPIECES
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

The Temple Ensemble play Beethoven’s unique Septet and with an extra violin, Schubert’s wide-ranging Octet. Beethoven Septet Op 20 Schubert Octet in F major D.803 They combine violin, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, French horn and bassoon.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
20/09/2018 DEREK ACORAH
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Following his captivating appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, which saw a phenomenal run to the final, 2018 sees Britain’s best-loved, and most entertaining medium take to the stage with his all new Love, Life, Laughter tour. A thoroughly modern medium whose appeal crosses the generations to young and old alike, he remains the forerunner in the field of paranormal and spiritual matters. Wherever Derek goes, others have always followed. Now comes your chance to experience just what makes Derek one of the foremost names in the world of psychic phenomena, as well as a celebrity, author and accomplished live performer like no other.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

21/09/2018 GARY DELANEY - GAGSTERS PARADISE
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this, his brand new tour for 2018. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
  Event Web Site

21/09/2018 THE BOOTLEG SHADOWS
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

The Bootleg Shadows bring their outstanding tribute back for a night of foot-tapping hits, celebrating the music of The Shadows and Cliff Richard. Relive such fantastic hits as Apache, FBI, Wonderful Land, Atlantis, Kon-Tiki, Cavatina, Let Me Be The One, Bachelor Boy, Move It, plus many more. Not only will this night provide plenty of great music, but it also guarantees plenty of humour to make it a night out to remember!
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

21/09/2018 THE CARPENTERS STORY
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

After its sell-out performance in 2017, the award-winning Carpenters Story is back to celebrate the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard and Karen Carpenter. This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the songbook that made The Carpenters renowned in the world of popular music. The outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley and pianist/artistic director Phil Aldridge take centre-stage, accompanied by Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements from live musicians, and a stage-wide backdrop of state-of-the-art video projection.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

21/09/2018 TENORS UN LIMITED
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

The number one selling operatic trio celebrates 15 years with a brand new show. Fresh from their recent chart-topping success with Who is He? which went in at number one on the iTunes classical chart, the ‘Rat Pack of Opera’ celebrates their 15th anniversary with their new touring show. Known for their rich vocal harmonies and wicked sense of humour, there is sure to be something for everyone in this programme of popular classical music from this charismatic trio.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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21/09/2018 to 22/09/2018 THE BAINA TRAMPA FRITZ FALLEN
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

NOTE: THIS SHOW IS AT SHAW HOUSE, NEWBURY. Join us for this strange, beautiful and highly entertaining slice of performance. Ruthless and cheeky rascals Le G. Bistaki will thrill us with their wacky rituals, surreal video projections, passionate tango, gleaming white suits, a ton of corn and fiery fights. Always on the verge of madness, this delightful and amusing postmodern promenade performance is like something straight out of a crazy French dream.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
21/09/2018 OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is sweeping towards Reading with a brand new selection of the world's most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface. Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Film Festival UK Tour, this collection of short films celebrates divers, paddlers, surfers and oceanographers who live for the sea's salt spray. Be wowed at the mind blowing marine life; exhilarated by the power of the waves, and inspired by the characters who dedicate their lives to answering the call of the ocean.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
21/09/2018 READING CAREERS FAIR

Are you looking for a Job? Looking for employment can often be time consuming, and frustrating. The UK Careers Fair offers candidates from all backgrounds the opportunity to speak to an abundance of local employers, all in one place. Entrance free. 10am - 2pm Bring lots of copies of your CV!
The Pavilion, 143-145 Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7UY
MORE INFO: The UK Careers Fair 0800 6891725
  info@ukcareersfair.com
  Event Web Site

Sport : Horse Racing
21/09/2018 DUBAI DUTY FREE INTERNATIONAL RACEDAY AT NEWBURY

The two-day Dubai Duty Free International Weekend, which climaxes on Saturday with the Group 2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes, begins with an afternoon of high-quality Flat racing featuring the Listed Dubai Duty Free Cup and the Haynes, Hanson and Clark Conditions Stakes.
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015
  info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
22/09/2018 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

22/09/2018 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
  Event Web Site

22/09/2018 to 23/09/2018 SPLASH, BUBBLES AND BALLOONS SHOW AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

This bubbling and explosive show is not to be missed! Can we make water disappear? Can we make a fire balloon? Come and find out in our live science show - it's a GAS! Tickets for this entertaining and interactive show can be purchased from reception on the day of your visit. 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
  customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk
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Leisure : Museums
22/09/2018 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
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22/09/2018 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
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Leisure : Music
22/09/2018 LOVE LOVE LIVE
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

Mark Jones, pioneer behind Wall of Sound Records invites you to experience some of his favourite new discoveries, in Love Love Live,the first in a series of new music happenings. Tonight’s line-up includes all new breaking artists including: Hot Sauce Pony, China Bears and The Purple Lights.
RISC, London Street, Reading
MORE INFO: Sam Chamberlaine 07894 220777
  sam@369press.com
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Leisure : Theatre
22/09/2018 AN EVENING WITH VINCE HILL - THE FINAL FAREWELL SHOW
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

British pop legend and BBC star Vince Hill will be making a welcome return to Henley’s beautiful Kenton Theatre on Saturday, September 22nd 2018 for his final FAREWELL show ‘AN EVENING WITH VINCE HILL’ after 55 years as a solo recording artist. Vince Hill is a multi-million selling recording artist best known for his 1967 mega-hit ‘Edelweiss’. To date, Vince has released 25 studio albums, recorded over 300 songs including themes for 5 film soundtracks and earned a national and international reputation through hit records and sold-out performances at some of the world’s most prestigious concert venues such as the London Palladium, London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
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22/09/2018 MILK PRESENTS - BULLISH
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Meet Asterion, better known as the terrifying, blood thirsty Minotaur of Ancient Crete. Follow them through one cabaret odyssey, one strapping search for the man they might want to be. From the makers of smash hit JOAN (Off West End, Fringe First and Stage Award winner) Milk Presents bring you BULLISH. BULLISH pits ancient mythology against modern gender navigation to furiously disrupt, traverse and rewrite the rulebook. Stepping into the ring with a gender fierce ensemble of hopers and renegades, BULLISH is a story about packing, passing, and gambling your way out of the labyrinth.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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22/09/2018 GREGG WALLACE - DOESN'T GET TOUGHER THAN THIS!
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

The star of BBC's MasterChef, Inside The Factory and Eat Well For Less takes to the stage for this brand new live show. He mixes hilarious behind the scenes tales with demonstrations and audience fun and games. Join Gregg as he answers the questions you’ve always wanted to ask, shares classic anecdotes and dishes up a sumptuous serving of MasterChef’s juiciest bits.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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22/09/2018 THE THREE DEGREES
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

With original band members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday. The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows. Enjoy an evening of classic hits including When Will I See You Again, Dirty Ol’ Man and Take Good Care of Yourself. The Three Degrees will be supported by Richie Sampson, a former member of The Drifters who will perform a 70's disco set including: Disco Inferno, Love Train, Hold Back The Night, Get Down On It, Never Too Much, You Sexy Thing and All Night Long.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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22/09/2018 WALL OF SOUND - LOVE, LOVE, LIVE
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

Mark Jones, pioneer behind Wall Of Sound Records, invites you to experience some of his favourite new discoveries in Love Love Live, the first in a series of new music happenings. Hot Sauce Pony head up tonight, as they unleash their sound of explosive and brutal beauty. The sound is their own self-styled genre of ‘avant hard’ with echoes of hardcore, grunge and punk and topped off with the exquisite, sultry vocals of Caroline Gilchrist. China Bears return to Reading with their self-styled soirée of alt.indie rock, as they combine ambient guitars, choral vocals and raw lyrical talent. Kicking off this evening are The Purple Lights as they deliver a sound clash of rock and reggae topped off with loopstation magic.
Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST
MORE INFO: Gig Enquiries 0118 986 6788
  info@risingsun-artscentre.co.uk
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Local Information :
22/09/2018 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 :
22/09/2018 ALDWORTH VILLAGE MARKET

Aldworth’s award winning Saturday Market takes place every Saturday morning in the Village Hall. Here you can buy vegetables and other produce, cakes and bread, newspapers and sweets. Please note that bread and newspapers must be pre-ordered.

Aldworth Village Hall, Bell Lane, Aldworth RG8 9SB
MORE INFO: Market Enquiries 01635 578090
 
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Local Information :
22/09/2018 READING MONTHLY GENERAL AUCTION SALE

Sales by public auction of antique & later: furniture; pictures; books; collectables; silver; jewellery; china & porcelain; glass; and sundries. Also white goods; garden & workshop tools and equipment; bicycles; garden plants; and household effects. Cars and vans sold for private owners, the Official Receiver and Insolvency Practitioners, and including seized vehicles.
Reading Auction Centre, Great Knollys Street, Reading RG1 7HE
MORE INFO: General Auction Enquiries 0118 950 8611
  info@tsauction.co.uk
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Local Information :
22/09/2018 WALLINGFORD HISTORIC GUIDED WALKS

You can now join a Guided Historic Town Walk on any Saturday morning, from the end-March 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 from 31 March until 29 Sept.

From Wallingford Town Hall OX10 0EG
MORE INFO: Philip Burton 01491 836200
  pburton6@talktalk.net
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Sport : Horse Racing
22/09/2018 DUBAI DUTY FREE INTERNATIONAL RACEDAY AT NEWBURY

The second day of Dubai Duty Free International Weekend is a fantastic day of racing and entertainment. The feature race is the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (Group 2), which is often won by an exceptional horse, including last year’s Al Shaqab Lockinge winner, Ribchester. Who will be this year’s future star? With a superb supporting card including the Group 3 Dubai International Airport World Trophy it is sure to be a day of top-class Flat racing. Off the track enjoy a variety of extra entertainment in the Dubai Duty Free marquee and a range of live music before, during and after racing. With all this to enjoy it’ll be the perfect end to our summer season.
Newbury Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015
  info@newburyracecourse.co.uk
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Pubs : Entertainment
23/09/2018 WOODLEY AND SONNING THAI FAYRE

Come and join us for a great day of Thai music, dance, food, crafts and culture on the grounds of The Shepherd's House pub on the A4 near Woodley, just outside Reading. The festival will feature authentic Thai cuisine from a variety of food stalls, Thai clothing and Arts & Crafts stalls, Thai Massage, contemporary and traditional Thai music, traditional Thai dancing and some live music from local singer-guitarist, Scott Lewis. There is a small play area for young children and a beer garden in which you can sit, eat and enjoy the show.10.30am to 9.00pm. Adults £2 on the gate - Under 15s free entry. There will also be plenty of standard UK food and drink available in the pub which will remain free to enter all day and evening.
The Shepherds House, London Road, Woodley, Reading, RG6 1BD
MORE INFO: Sue Mayne 07557 773643
  suesouthsea@hotmail.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
26/09/2018 A SUPER-HAPPY STORY (ABOUT FEELING SUPER-SAD)
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

A hilarious cabaret musical about depression, that explains, sings, and throws glitter about how it’s OK not to be OK. Sally’s a happy person. She doesn’t let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she’s got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn’t the person she wants to be, but she doesn’t want anyone to know about it. Written by Olivier award winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho) with music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky & Mannish). It’s a joyful, buoyant, gleeful, slightly silly, sugar coated, unrelenting and completely super happy show! Except for the bits about depression.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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