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Leisure : Days Out
30/03/2019 to 31/12/2019 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 : Exhibitions
30/03/2019 to 27/04/2019 ONCE UPON A TIME - THE CHANGING FACE OF WALLINGFORD

This exhibition is about how we connect with times past by exploring Wallingford's history and archaeology. Wherever we live, the familiar surroundings of our houses and streets can remind us of the people that came before us, their work and their lives shaping our present and our future. In this engaging journey of discovery throughout the museum, you’ll be invited to share any local knowledge you may have and to reminisce about your own history. Discover the secrets of garden archaeology and trace the passage of time through photographs and objects, all of which reflect the changing face of Wallingford. There are 'hands on' things for children - a 'Family Friendly' experience.
Wallingford Museum, Flint House, 52 High Street, Wallingford OX10 0DB
MORE INFO: Exhibition Enquiries 01491 651127
  admin@wallingfordmuseum.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Museums
30/03/2019 to 01/08/2019 AT HOME WITH ART - TREASURES OF THE FORD COLLECTION
 BASILDON PARK (NATIONAL TRUST)

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

Leisure : Days Out
01/04/2019 to 30/04/2019 THE GILDED DAFFODIL GARDENS AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

See the spectacle of hundreds of thousands of daffodils bloom across the estate. Golden daffodils carpet the grounds of the gardens and woodlands we look after. this year we've added 57 new varieties to our collection, meaning the spectacle is bound to be bigger and better than ever. Weve created a self-guided walking leaflet for you to enjoy the daffodils from hard standing paths. You can pick these up free of charge from the information centre. Booking Not Needed.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0JA
MORE INFO: Administrator's Office 01628 605069
  cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Exhibitions
01/04/2019 to 14/07/2019 AN EARTHLY PARADISE - WILLIAM MORRIS AND THE THAMES

This new exhibition illustrates the rich and little-known story of William Morris’ deep connections to the Thames. We bring together a unique selection of works, with loans from the V&A, The William Morris Gallery, British Library, and many more. Highlights include Morris’ Thames series of textiles alongside his original hand-drawn designs, a signed copy of News from Nowhere, and his personal fishing tackle and spectacles. Materials from the Morris & Co. workshop illustrate the production process, while socialist pamphlets that Morris penned and published demonstrate his deep commitment to socialism in later life. The influence of the Thames and its tributaries flowed through William Morris’ life and work. The river provided the setting for his leisure time spent angling and boating, inspiration for his designs and writing, and the ideal water conditions for the manufacture of his textiles. One notable Thames boat trip from his London home via Henley to his rural retreat in Oxfordshire was so moving that it inspired his socialist utopia novel, News from Nowhere.
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 : Days Out
07/04/2019 to 23/04/2019 CADBURY'S EASTER TRAIL - SPRINGING TO LIFE AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

Children will leap into spring with Cliveden's interactive, nature-themed Easter trail. Explore Cliveden's spring gardeners on our annual Easter trail. At the end children receive a special Cadbury chocolate egg, or a non-confectionery alternative. Booking Not Needed.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire SL1 8NS
MORE INFO: House Tour Enquiries 01628 605069
  clivedenpress@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

07/04/2019 to 22/04/2019 UNDER THE SEA SHOW AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

Enter the magical world of the ocean as we take a journey through the wonders of the deep. Discover the creatures that live there and help protect them through different challenges. Can you help to save our seas in this interactive live science show? Show times are at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3.15pm, subject to minimum numbers. Shows run at weekends and Bracknell school holidays.
The Look Out Discovery Centre, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01344 354400
  customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk
  Event Web Site

08/04/2019 to 30/05/2019 BLUEBELLS AND WISTERIA AT GREYS COURT
 GREYS COURT (NATIONAL TRUST)

Discover a beautiful carpet of bluebells and our stunning 128 year old wisteria in the garden. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages. A National Trust Event - Gates open 10am.
Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4PG
MORE INFO: Administrator 01491 628529
  greyscourt@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
08/04/2019 to 23/04/2019 EASTER EGG HUNT AT GREYS COURT

Hunt for clues around the estate to win a Cadbury chocolate prize, with two separate trails this year. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages. Dogs on leads welcome. A National Trust Event - Gates open 10am.
Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4PG
MORE INFO: Event Enquiries 01491 628529
  greyscourt@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

09/04/2019 to 29/04/2019 DISCOVER ARTS - AWARD SCHEME AT WEST BERKS MUSEUM - HANDMADE CERAMICS
 WEST BERKSHIRE MUSEUM

Become an Arts Award Explorer this Spring holiday. Earn your Discover Arts Award by taking part in a craft activity at the museum and completing the log book that is part of the museum’s Arts Award pack. The pack costing £5 also contains an instruction letter on how to complete your log book and a ticket allowing free entry to one craft activity. The cost of the pack includes the log book and Arts Award Discover certificate (on successful completion and submission of the log book to the museum before 29th April 2019). Packs are limited. To purchase a pack, please go to the museum reception and pay £5 per pack (available from March onwards and while stocks last).
West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 01635 519562
  museum@westberks.gov.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
10/04/2019 to 23/04/2019 EASTER EGG HUNT AT BASILDON PARK
 BASILDON PARK (NATIONAL TRUST)

Hunt for clues around the estate to win a Cadbury chocolate prize, with two separate trails this year. Pick up a trail from Visitor Reception for 3 per child and complete it to win a chocolate prize. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages. Dogs on leads welcome. A National Trust Event - Gates open 10am.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 01491 672920
  basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

10/04/2019 to 23/04/2019 EASTER EGG HUNT AT THE VYNE

In The Vynes grounds, collect your 3 activity sheet from the start tent. Keep your eyes peeled for engraved wooden discs containing the clues you need to find. At the end, return to the tent to swap your trail sheet for a tasty treat. Trail sheets and chocolate treats cost 3 each. Trail sheets will be sold until 3pm and you'll need to collect your prize by 4pm. One chocolate treat given per trail sheet presented at the finish. Normal admission applies. Warning: Easter trails may induce bouts of care-free fun, smiles and laughter. In extreme cases trails can result in lasting happy memories. Adults must be supervised by their children at all times!
Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01256 883858
  thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

10/04/2019 to 23/04/2019 NATURE DISCOVERY CENTRE - EGGSPERTS TRAIL

An Easter holiday challenge for the family - can you crack all the clues? We've devised a trail to test our families of Nature Eggsperts this Easter! You'll need to keep your eyes peeled and we hope you'll notice more of our beautiful nature reserve as you search for the answers.
Nature Discovery Centre, Muddy Lane, Lower Way, Thatcham RG19 3FU
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 01635 874381
  ndc@bbowt.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
11/04/2019 to 18/05/2019 AMELIE - THE MUSICAL
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Amélie is an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her imagination. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie will have to risk everything to say what’s in her heart. Based on the much loved and five-time Oscar nominated film, Amélie is a feel good musical filled to the brim with colourful observations and whimsical wonderings. Join Amélie as she finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044
  boxoffice@watermill.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
13/04/2019 to 22/04/2019 CARTERS VINTAGE FAMILY FUNFAIR IN PROSPECT PARK

Experience the joys of a vintage family fairground; we have something for all ages. Carters Steam Fair is believed to be the largest travelling vintage funfair in the world, our vintage rides and attractions date back from the 1890s to the 1960s, all lovingly restored for your enjoyment. They’re fun to ride but are also beautiful to photograph and our free entrance every day means that you can get snap happy for your Instagram feed too. In fact, our beautiful fair has been seen in films and on television: we’ve featured in Oscar-winning The Theory of Everything, Paddington 2, Call the Midwife and more!
Prospect Park, Liebenrood Road, Reading RG30 2ND
MORE INFO: Funfair Enquiries 01628 822221
  info@cartersentertainment.com
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
16/04/2019 to 15/06/2019 CURIOUS ABOUT HENLEY-ON-THAMES - HERITAGE WALKS

Have fun discovering Henley on Thames with two self-guided, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format. Are you curious about Henley on Thames? 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 Henley a great place to explore! You'll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Henley and the people that have shaped it.
Henley Town Centre - Starts: St Mary’s Church, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AT
MORE INFO: Sue Jennings
  sue.jennings@curiousabout.co.uk
  Event Web Site

17/04/2019 to 22/04/2019 HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

South Hill Park’s popular Easter production is back, and dancing on the tables, with Disney’s smash-hit show High School Musical, produced by the same creative team which brought you the sell-out smash hit Madagascar – A Musical Adventure and Seussical. Disney’s 2006 blockbuster movie-musical comes to life on the Wilde Theatre stage this Easter as Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends and family whilst balancing their classes and spontaneously bursting into song. It’s the first day back at East High after winter break. Basketball team captain Troy discovers that Gabriella, a girl he met when singing karaoke on a skiing trip, has just enrolled at school. They both cause upheaval after deciding to audition for the high school musical – posing a threat to the status quo but opening the door for others to shine as well. Disney’s High School Musical, with its epic dance numbers and upbeat tunes, including We’re All in This Together, Breaking Free and Bop to the Top, is the ideal Easter treat for the whole family.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Sport : Football
22/04/2019 ROYALS v WEST BROMWICH ALBION - SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Royals' home form has improved considerably under new boss Jose Gomes - but his team will have to be at their very best to get another win at West Brom's expense. The Baggies have slipped recently in their promotion bid, and time is running out for them to repair the damage, so this is going to be a huge task.
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 : Theatre
23/04/2019 to 27/04/2019 AVENUE Q
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Following five years in the West End, sell-out runs worldwide and smash hit tours in 2014, 2015 and 2016 (packed with mischief, bad behaviour and political incorrectness!) Tony Award-winning Musical, created by Jeff Marx and Robert Lopez ,Co-creator of Book of Mormon and writer of the songs for Disney’s Frozen, is an irresistibly charming tale of the loveable characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

23/04/2019 JACK DEE - WORK IN PROGRESS
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

oin Jack Dee as he takes to the road trying out new material for his forthcoming UK tour. He's the star of star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh as well as chair of the legendary Radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk
  Event Web Site

23/04/2019 to 27/04/2019 CRIMES ON THE NILE
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Following 2018’s sell-out smash hit Crimes Under the Sun, multi-award-winning theatre company, New Old Friends, hit the road again with another hilariously inventive comedy thriller. Belgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is enjoying a cruise along the Nile when tragedy strikes once more. The passengers and staff are suspects, the murder count is growing, will Arinae’s little grey cells identify the murderer in time?
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
  Event Web Site

24/04/2019 DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON + WILD ISLAND
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Since emerging from the ever-fertile West Yorkshire DIY scene in the mid-00s, David Thomas Broughton has forged a distinctly unique path of incongruous musical exploration. Employing minimal performance tools, Broughton wilfully embraces elements of chaos, error, and malfunction, building them into his folk-ish narrative tales until one part destroys the other. Ever on twin precipices dividing tragedy from comedy and beauty from ruin, his semi-improvised, self-deprecating, lovelorn songs reward a patient audience with moments of delicate charm, all the time wondering whether he is truly in control of the situation. And yet, he always is.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

24/04/2019 LIVE MUSIC - MARTIN CARTHY
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

For more than 50 years, Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators; one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

24/04/2019 LIVE MUSIC - BLUE COUNTY
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Aaron Benward and Scott Reeves both had impressive professional resumés before they brought their voices together. Aaron toured and recorded with his gospel singer father while Scott was encouraged to sing as a youngster by family friend Glen Campbell. They bring together a natural flair for harmony. Blue County have toured extensively with Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. They have also been featured artists in People Magazine.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
24/04/2019 RUBY WAX - THE MONK AND THE NEUROSCIENTIST
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

We can’t stop the future from arriving, no matter what drugs we’re on. But even if nearly every part of us becomes robotic, mechanical fingers crossed we'll still have our minds. Hopefully we'll use them for things like compassion, instead of just chasing what’s ‘better’ like a hamster on a wheel. If we can do that, we’re on the yellow brick road to happiness.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

25/04/2019 THE MAYOR'S BIG CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Join us for a fantastic evening of fun raising vital funds for the Mayor’s four charities; Berkshire Women’s Aid, Launchpad, YMCA Reading and Berkshire West Your Way. There will be a quiz for teams of up to 6 people, an extra special silent auction with a whole host of amazing prizes and a delicious meal with all profits going directly to the Mayor’s Charity Fund. Tickets - £20 each, includes a meal of Spaghetti Bolognaise / Vegetable Spaghetti Bolognaise served with garlic bread and entry to the quiz.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

25/04/2019 SHYLOCK
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Is Shylock, the Jewish moneylender from The Merchant of Venice, a villain or victim? Gareth Armstrong’s award winning solo play confronts these Jewish stereotypes through the eyes of his only friend, and the only other Jewish man in the whole of Shakespeare, Tubal. He proves a born comic storyteller. Celebrating the richness of Shakespeare’s language, this dazzling, moving, often hilarious play is a fascinating exploration of Shylock and his people.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

25/04/2019 SILENT GENERATION
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Strike Up Theatre give voice to Reading’s ‘Silent Generation’ in this provocative debut show. The play emerges from interviews with town residents born 1925-45; an era when children should be seen-and-not-heard, and it often felt dangerous to speak out politically. Now in their 70s-90s, are the Silent Generation heard today? With low social integration and little representation across television and social-media platforms, it doesn’t feel like it. Strike Up invite all generations of the audience to participate in a post-show debate - see you there.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

25/04/2019 BLUE TOUCH - AN EVENING OF BLUES ROCK
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Never shy to break away from the formulaic or cliché, Blue Touch are less about a Texas shuffle or waking up heartbroken in the morning, and more about getting out and having a good time. They have been in existence in a number of guises since 2001, but this line up brings together all the elements needed to ensure they maintain their reputation as one of the top live acts on the blues circuit today.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

25/04/2019 BACK TO THE FUTURE - IN CONCERT
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Power up your DeLorean… recharge your flux capacitor… and get ready to celebrate an unforgettable movie classic as you’ve never seen and heard it before! Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover, is the 1.21-gigawatt blockbuster that topped the 1985 box office chart, spawned two wildly successful sequels and stamped an enduring imprint on pop culture.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

25/04/2019 ANDY HAMILTON'S MYSTERY CHARITY PREVIEW SHOW
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Come and enjoy a special performance of a show that Andy is preparing to unleash on the innocent people of Britain. No mention of Brexit guaranteed! Award winning comedian, comedy writer and director Andy Hamilton began his very extensive professional career in comedy in 1976 as a contributor to Radio 4’s Weekending. He has picked up a raft of awards for co-writing and co-directing such household TV classics as Drop The Dead Donkey and Outnumbered. Most recently, his TV satires turned up the heat on Westminster with Ballot Monkeys and Power Monkeys. Proceeds in aid of Target Ovarian Cancer and Parkinson's UK.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
  Event Web Site

25/04/2019 USER NOT FOUND
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

It’s the moment of your death. There’s a magic button. Do you delete your entire online legacy? Or do you keep it – and leave the choice for someone else? User Not Found is about our digital identities after we die. Audience members receive a smartphone and a pair of headphones and are immersed in one man’s story as he’s faced with keeping or deleting his partner’s online existence. A story of contemporary grief unfolds through this intimate, funny performance that gently interrogates our need for connection.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
  Event Web Site

26/04/2019 COMEDY AT THE KENTON
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Steve Hall is a stand-up comedian and writer, who returned to the Edinburgh Festival in 2015 with his sell-out third show Zebra. Hayley Ellis featured in the top Fringe jokes of all time in The Scotsman, The Independent and The Mirror. Guess who’s back? Back again, Hayley’s back, tell a friend. I mean that opening line relies heavily on you having knowledge of the Eminem song. Steff Todd performed at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 as part of CKP’s Lunchtime Special and also hosted Funny Women during the festival.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
  Event Web Site

26/04/2019 LIVE MUSIC - THE FURROW COLLECTIVE
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

November 2018 saw the release of the third album by award-winning and acclaimed folk group The Furrow Collective. Their new album 'Fathoms' was produced in Powys and Oxfordshire by honorary fifth-Furrow Andy Bell and sees the group build further on their substantial reputation for breathing new life into traditional songs. The twelve recordings of which Fathoms is comprised capture typically innovative arrangements and set the four distinctive voices in a magical, captivating sound-world. As with their previous collections, the impression is by turns ancient, evoking the lines back to the earliest source, and then altogether unknown; fresh as tomorrow morning.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

26/04/2019 to 27/04/2019 SHOWCASE
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Join Peer Productions’ emerging artists for a brand new night of performance. Showcasing dynamic work, these talented performers will be sure to impress.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

26/04/2019 EMILY ATACK - TALK THIRTY TO ME...
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Emily Atack (The Inbetweeners, The Keith Lemon Sketch Show, I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here) takes to the stage for her debut comedy show. A live memoir of anecdotes, impressions and tales of an actress in her twenties. Emily will be unravelling today’s anxiety inducing world of scrolling through social media, swiping right, slimming apps and the never ending search for 'the one.'
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

26/04/2019 JASON DONOVAN - THE MIDLIFE CRISIS TOUR
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

After performing over 100 shows around the UK, Jason Donovan is delighted to announce he is adding a fourth and VERY FINAL leg of his Amazing Midlife Crisis tour. This is a tour with a twist!! This intimate evening will be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before! Celebrating his 50th birthday and with a wealth of tantalising tales under his belt, this autobiographical show will zigzag back and forth through his life, with stories about Neighbours, Ten Good Reasons, Kylie, Joseph, I'm A Celebrity, Strictly and much, much more.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Music
27/04/2019 SISTER ACT SINGING AFTERNOON

Fun singing afternoon for female voices. We will be singing a medley of songs from the Sister Act films arranged for 2-part choir. Led by local music teacher and choir director Suzanne Newman. £10 which includes music and refreshments.
Charvil Village Hall, Park Lane, Charvil
MORE INFO: Suzanne Newman 0118 934 0589
  suzanneynewman@btinternet.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
27/04/2019 ALAN JOHNSON - IN MY LIFE
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Alan Johnson is one of the most popular politicians of recent times and now a best-selling author, his memoirs selling half a million copies to date. Inspired by his latest book, In My Life, in this highly entertaining show Alan tells his personal story with the help of some of the music that has soundtracked his life. From growing up as an orphan in a West London slum in the 50s to becoming a postman, before rising through the Labour Party ranks to hold several cabinet posts, including Home Secretary.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
  Event Web Site

27/04/2019 HEAVY POP AND READING MENCAP ARE YOU LISTENING? FESTIVAL
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Are You Listening? is not only easily one of the best value festivals in the UK - it's simply one of the best festivals in the UK. SEE South Street website, as bekow, for full line-up.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

27/04/2019 to 28/04/2019 THE NUTCRACKER
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

This is a production which has all the delights of the classic Nutcracker story along with the energy and excitement of Broadway and Hollywood shows. With exquisite dancing captivating children and adults alike, share in Clara’s adventures as she is swept away by her enchanted Nutcracker Prince into a magical winter wonderland.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484 123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
27/04/2019 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 :
28/04/2019 WALK FOR PARKINSON'S AT WELFORD PARK

Join us for our Walk for Parkinson's around the beautiful Welford Park. There are two circular routes to choose from, a 2.5 mile route or more challenging 6.5 mile route. By taking part you'll be helping us to find better treatments and a cure for Parkinson's whilst supporting those living with the condition. Registration opens: 09:30, Walk commences: 10:00. We strongly recommend wearing sturdy waterproof footwear and suitable clothing. Parking available near registration. Friendly dogs on leads welcome. Toilets available at the start/finish. Registration in advance: Adults - £12, Children (under 16) - £5. Registration on the day Adults - £15, Children (under 16) - £7.50. Suggested sponsorship: £50 - to help us to support everyone affected by Parkinson's.
Welford Park, Newbury, RG20 8HX
MORE INFO: Parkinson's UK 020 7963 3912
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Leisure : Theatre
29/04/2019 to 04/05/2019 RAIN MAN
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

When self-centred salesman Charlie Babbitt discovers that he has a long-lost older brother, Raymond, who has inherited the family multimillion-dollar fortune, he sets out to get ‘his half’. Raymond is an autistic savant, has a remarkable memory and a genius for numbers. Determined to get his hands on the money, Charlie ‘borrows’ Raymond from the institution where he has spent most of his life. As the two brothers embark on a trip across America, Charlie soon discovers that Raymond is worth more than he could have ever imagined.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
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Sport : Horse Racing
29/04/2019 'FREE' RACENIGHT AT ROYAL WINDSOR

Join us for an evening of competitive racing by the banks of the River Thames and be there for the first Monday Night of the 2019 racing season! Did somebody say FREE? You heard correctly! Grandstand tickets - FREE for this fixture, but only when registered for in advance by midnight on Sunday 28th. To do this, simply book the free ticket as you would any other ticket or package.
Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5JJ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01753 498400
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