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Leisure : Museums
14/02/2017 to 27/05/2017 COMMUNITY DISPLAY - FREEMASONRY IN BERKSHIRE
 READING MUSEUM

Part of the 300th anniversary of Freemasonry being celebrated nationally, Berkshire Freemasons are staging this community display to reveal how Freemasonry developed from the 1700s into a significant social institution. It will also explore how modern Freemasonry fits into today’s world.
Reading Museum, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Barbados Display Enquiries 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
06/04/2017 to 03/08/2017 TWELFTH NIGHT - WATERMILL THEATRE ON TOUR PRODUCTION
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

The Watermill has become known around the world for its bold, ensemble driven approach to presenting Shakespeare. For our anniversary year we celebrate this rich history by presenting a brand new production of a play that balances comedy, romance and tragedy in equal measure. Bohemian, outlandish, isolated: Illyria is a land where everyone has lost something and they will use any means to survive. Viola is washed ashore. Compelled to survive in a mysterious ethereal land, she disguises herself as Cesario to serve the solitary Duke Orsino. What follows is a tale of mistaken identities, seduction and transformation, leading to a complex love triangle and the potential destruction of all propriety. This production is reimagined in the 1920s where prohibition is rife and Europe is still reeling in the wake of war.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044   boxoffice@watermill.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Art
28/04/2017 to 09/06/2017 NEWBURY ART GROUP OPEN STUDIOS

A display of art in the hospital restaurant and corridor leading to out patients. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Newbury Art Group all art displayed is for sale and will have the theme 'Celebrations'. Follow the art group on Facebook: Newbury Art Group.
West Berkshire Community Hospital, London Road, Benham Hill, Thatcham RG18 3AS
MORE INFO: 01635 247 295   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
10/05/2017 to 03/08/2017 ROMEO AND JULIET - WATERMILL THEATRE ON TOUR PRODUCTION
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

After great success at The Watermill last year, Paul Hart’s powerful, explosive production of Shakespeare’s immortal tale of an all-consuming love, will return to the theatre before touring nationally and internationally alongside Twelfth Night. Risking everything, a young couple defy their feuding families and find love on the streets of Verona. An unforgettable production, Romeo + Juliet features music by Mumford and Sons, Johnny Flynn, The Vaccines, The Civil Wars and Hozier, performed live by the cast. The UK and international tour of Twelfth Night and Romeo + Juliet will culminate in a two week run at The Watermill from Tuesday 18 July.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044   boxoffice@watermill.org.uk   Event Web Site
11/05/2017 to 01/07/2017 DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER
 THE MILL AT SONNING

With his wife out of town, an alibi from his best friend Robert, and Suzette, a Cordon Bleu cook, lined up to prepare gourmet delights, Bernard thinks he’s planned the perfect romantic weekend for his glamorous French mistress, Suzanne. But when Bernard’s wife, Jacqueline, hears the news that her secret lover Robert – ooh, la, la – is visiting for the weekend, she decides to stick around for a surprise tryst of her own. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard improvises at breakneck speed! Suzanne becomes the cook, Suzette becomes the lover, the wife becomes increasingly suspicious and the friend is completely bewildered.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
20/05/2017 to 23/09/2017 EXHIBITION: READING ABBEY QUARTER - THEN AND NOW
 READING MUSEUM

As work gets underway to reopen the Reading Abbey site in 2018 come and see how the Abbey Quarter has changed over the centuries through artworks in the Museum’s collection. Explore how the English Civil War impacted on the Abbey Ruins, the changing portrayal of the Abbey Gateway, the development of the Victorian pleasure gardens and its more recent past. As part of the exhibition there will also be an opportunity to feedback on the work being planned to introduce new display panels across the site. This is the visitor’s chance to help us plan for the future of Reading Abbey Quarter! Reading Abbey: Then and Now is part of the Reading Abbey Revealed project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Reading Museum, The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Exhibition Enquiries 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
22/05/2017 to 26/05/2017 AFTERNOON TEA AT NUFFIELD PLACE
 NUFFIELD PLACE (NATIONAL TRUST)

Bunny has been busy at Nuffield Place, leaving clues for you to find and solve this Easter. Follow the clues to find out where Bunny has hidden your chocolate prize. Booking Not Needed. Children are welcome but should be accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Nuffield Place, Huntercombe, Henley-on-Thames RG9 5RY
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01491 642 857   nuffieldplace@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
23/05/2017 to 27/05/2017 ARTS EXHIBITION - PAINTINGS, CERAMICS, GLASS, SCULPTURE, PRINTS

Paintings: Stuart Buchanan, Paul Wright, Paul Kessling, Ashley Hanson, Alice Cescatti. Sculpture: Mark Hall, Frances Goddard, Sadie Brockbank, Rachel Ducker. Ceramics: Ray Church, John Bauer, Nichola Wright. Glass: Nicky Clarke. Prints: Kate Kessling, Mirren Kessling, Richard Scott, Kim Maher. Sometimes Closed Sunday and Monday. Best to email or phone first before setting out. Parking available outside the gallery which is situated opposite Hardwick Road.
Modern Artists Gallery High St Whitchurch on Thames RG8 7EX
MORE INFO: Exhibition Enquiries 0118 984 5893   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
24/05/2017 to 26/05/2017 KISS OF DEATH
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Actress Zoe Lang attends a most unusual improvisation workshop and finds herself auditioning to be the bait for a real-life serial killer. Taking on the role of a young runaway, Zoe meets the sinister and manipulative John Smith. Layer upon layer of twisted unreality is stripped away as Zoe and the police home in on their target... With a hard-hitting, tightly-structured storyline, this very modern thriller is packed with plenty of dark, sardonic humour to punctuate its mood of prevailing menace.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
24/05/2017 to 27/05/2017 THE SOUND OF MURDER
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Charles Norbury is a successful writer of children’s books but he doesn't like children. An unlovable man, he has no friends, is arrogant, controlling, sadistic and cruel. His wife, starved of love and denied children of her own, has met another man. In their cottage in Surrey, a tape recorder has been left on during a conversation between his wife and her lover in which the latter plans the author’s murder. Charles’ secretary listens to the tape and hears the murder plot.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
25/05/2017 to 27/05/2017 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
Leisure : Theatre
25/05/2017 to 01/07/2017 HOUSE AND GARDEN - BY ALAN AYCKBOURN
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

In the unique setting of The Watermill, Alan Ayckbourn’s pair of linked comedies will be performed simultaneously by the same cast between the theatre and a marquee in its beautiful gardens. With hilarious consequences, one character’s entrance to House is another’s exit from Garden in this fast-paced duo of plays! At the Platt country manor, whilst womanising landowner Teddy Platt eagerly awaits the arrival of an old friend in the house, in the garden, preparations for the annual village fete are well underway. Amidst the manicured setting, gossip, affairs and petty feuds run rife and with a host of colourful characters and troubled couples mingling throughout the day, tensions run higher still into the night. This will be the first time that Ayckbourn’s play has been performed both inside and out, promising to be a very special production that will be epic and intimate in equal measure.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044   boxoffice@watermill.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Entertainment
26/05/2017 to 28/05/2017 ROKEFEST 2017

Rokefest is wall-to-wall music with an impressive selection of real ales on tap and great pub food, all set in a 16th Century pub in the South Oxfordshire village of Roke, near Benson (OX10 6JD). The festival has been running for 13 years and draws a loyal following. Rokefest is hosted annually by The Home Sweet Home in Roke on the last bank holiday in May. The garden will be fully covered by a marquee, so no need to bring your wellies! BBQ food will also be available throughout the weekend. The festival is proud to have supported both local and national charities. This year is no exception as bands will once again give their time and energy for free in aid of the Thames Valley Air Ambulance who provide life-saving medical care across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Your kind donations at this year's Rokefest will help keep them flying night and day, 365 days a year, to save those in need.
The Home Sweet Home, Roke, Wallingford OX10 6JD
MORE INFO: Ticket Enquiries 01491 838249   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
26/05/2017 ERIC GALES - MIDDLE OF THE ROAD
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Middle of the Road is Eric Gales' fourth album on Provogue/Mascot label Group (Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Black Stone Cherry, Warren Haynes, The Robert Cray Band, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band) and it sees him at his most expressive yet; it is a deeply personal and reflective record that echoes where he is in his life right now and he opens himself up and allows himself the chance to really flourish. It’s well documented that Gales was a child prodigy and heralded as the second coming of Jimi Hendrix when he released his debut album The Eric Gales Band in 1991 as a 16 year old on Elektra Records. It was the first of 10 albums on a major label through a blistering career. He has released 14 studio albums in total ahead of Middle of the Road and a host of other collaborations, one of which led him to work with producer Fabrizio Grossi (Alice Cooper, Joe Bonamassa, Billy F. Gibbons, Ice T, Leslie West, Slash, Walter Trout, Steve Lukather, Steve Vai, Paul Stanley, Supersonic Blues Machine).
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
26/05/2017 STEPHEN BAILEY - THE NATION'S FAVOURITE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Fresh from appearances on ITV2's Safeword, Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On the Side and It's Not Me, It's You, and supporting Katherine Ryan on her UK tour, Stephen takes to the road in his quest to be crowned the nation’s sweetheart. Expect stories of dating disasters, family lunacy and celebrity put-downs, which we can all relate to, as he explores ALL the tales that we are not posting on Facebook.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
26/05/2017 MOYA BRENNAN - THE VOICE OF CLANNAD
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

The First Lady of Celtic Music and voice of Clannad returns to The Anvil in a solo tour. Her live shows bristle with fresh, effortless vocals, and an innovative approach to traditional Irish music makes for a gentle yet commanding presence on stage. Lovers of time-honoured folk songs will find plenty to satisfy their cravings, while newcomers will love Moya's firm grasp of contemporary styles.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
26/05/2017 to 28/05/2017 WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR UNT
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Direct from a smash hit West End season and international tour, Michael Rosen’s award-winning book is brought vividly and noisily to the stage. Join our intrepid family of adventurers and their musical dog on their quest to find a bear; as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy grass, the splishy sploshy river and the thick oozy, squelchy mud! Directed by Sally Cookson, this fun-filled adaptation is set to Benji Bower’s versatile lively score. Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventure!
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
26/05/2017 THE RISING

THE RISING by Heather Walrond The Rising is inspired by Fijan dance forms and culture. This highly charged show explores what it means to feel alive and empowered, drawing from ideas of vulnerability, surrender, and our embodied sense of community. The performance has live music originally composed and played by multi-award-winning musicians Will McNicol and Luke Selby.
The Whitty Theatre, Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham RG40 3EU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 974 3247   office@luckleyhouseschool.org   Event Web Site
26/05/2017 to 27/05/2017 PIANIST TIM VALENTINE AT THE MILL, SONNING
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Come and be blown away by international pianist Tim Valentine as he treats visitors to our Waterwheel Bar to an evening of beautiful music on Friday and Saturday nights. Unable to read music, Tim plays the piano ‘by ear’ and is loved and appreciated by a wide range of people, both young and old. Tim lives locally and is well worth seeing whether you are visiting The Mill for a show or just for fun. He takes requests on the spot and provides the perfect background sound for a wonderful evening of eating and drinking with friends and family in the bar.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
26/05/2017 CLUB VELOCITY - AUGUST LIST LAUNCH NEW ALBUM
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

The August List shiwcsae new album 'Ramshackle Tabernacle’. They are firm Silver Street faves, an Oxford two-piece. who deal in mighty country blues, with a rocknroll edge. Also Ed Lofstedt, a Club Velocity legend now based in Reading.
Plays folk. Channels post-rock. Dreams post-punk. Eats pop. Jonathan Amphlett and The Home Counties Band also support. Jonathan has been part of many successful Reading bands, including Johnny Arrow and The Cheap Day Returns, Sleep Room and Kicking Television and has supported the likes of Mark Morriss of the Bluetones, critically acclaimed band Everything Everything and Guardian favourites, Tuff Love. He is now taking the whole blame for everything that he does as he strikes out on his own.
Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 986 6788   info@risingsun-artscentre.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
26/05/2017 ART THEMEN - SAXES
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

One of the most sought-after musicians on the UK jazz scene, acclaimed for his originality and individual style. He is supported by the top rhythm section of Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums) - acclaimed at every gig.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
27/05/2017 to 04/06/2017 TOYS IN TROUBLE SHOW AT THE LOOKOUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

This fun, interactive live show looks at the science behind different toys! Can you help our Explainer sort out the toys according to how they work? Please note that a minimum of 10 people are needed for shows to proceed. There is no need to pre-book tickets for the shows; tickets can be purchased from reception on the day. Suitable for children age 3+. 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: Lookout Events Organiser 01344 354400   customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk   Event Web Site
27/05/2017 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
27/05/2017 to 29/05/2017 CRUISE THE BASINGSTOKE CANAL

Are you looking for a way to unwind and relax from the pressures of everyday life? Then why not join us on the John Pinkerton II for a cruise in the peaceful surroundings of the Basingstoke Canal. At less than 3 mph, there is plenty of time to admire the passing countryside, spot the deer in the fields, and count the young ducklings and goslings. You may even see the bright flash of a kingfisher darting ahead of the boat, or the majestic flight of a heron circling round to return to its favourite bank to continue fishing.
From Colt Hill, Odiham RG29 1AL
MORE INFO: Trips Enquiries 01256 765889   Event Web Site
27/05/2017 THREE COOKHAM GARDENS - OPEN IN AID OF NGS CHARITY

Three contrasting gardens in the beautiful Thameside village of Cookham, all within 1/2m walk and close to the Stanley Spencer Gallery. Two showcase innovative use of limited spaces. A small stunning modern garden, 2 Bellevue Cottages has a curving walkway that weaves through arbours bordered by lush, exotic and evergreen planting, punctuated by dabs of intense colour. Sorry not suitable for children. 2 Vicarage Close is a small, contemporary water garden with simplistic planting surrounding a straight sided deep pool with cascading water. An overhanging deck with 'floating' steps over to a small grass area. The third, Hunters Lodge is a country style garden with a series of rooms leading to a Victorian summer house.
Cookham Gardens, Cookham SL6 9QD
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
27/05/2017 to 28/05/2017 TRUCKFEST SOUTH

With a track record of 35 years of large-scale commercial vehicle events, Truckfest will again be held in Newbury. Featuring hundreds of trucks and top truck manufacturers, the show will also host celebrity guests. These will include Ice Road Truckers Lisa Kelly and Todd Dewey, along with TV stars Ronnie and Amy Shirley from the Lizard Lick Towing show. Fans of big and fast vehicles can get a kick out of the Monster Truck Slingshot or Jason Smyth’s motorcycle stunt show. There will be live music and evening entertainment on Saturday night, and visitors will have a chance to enjoy a ride in a 10-seater Lucas Oil Cruiser Monster Truck.
Newbury Showground, Thatcham RG18 9QZ
MORE INFO: Show Tickets 01775 768661   support@ticketscript.co.uk   Event Web Site
27/05/2017 to 29/05/2017 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 : Exhibitions
27/05/2017 to 31/05/2017 PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION - MONOCHROME

The Monochrome format simplifies and strengthens our photographs. We draw attention to what caught our eye. We highlight patterns of light and shadow, or use light falling across a surface to emphasise grainy textures. An effective monochrome is reliant on its composition. A careful arrangement of shapes, lines, textures and patterns can transform your photograph. MONOCHROME is a touring photographic exhibition created and supported by The Photographic Angle. Please check website prior to attendance for latest information as dates may be subject to change. Disabled visitors are advised to check with us before visiting an exhibition so that suitable access can be provided.
3 Forbury Place, 23 Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 3JH
MORE INFO: Lou Griffiths 0800 0287338   info@thephotographicangle.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
27/05/2017 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
27/05/2017 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 : Music
27/05/2017 SONGS FROM THE SHOWS - CONCERT WITH BELLE CANTO

Enjoy a selection of songs from Broadway, the West End and the Silver Screen. Get your toes tapping to Putting on the Ritz and enjoy the romance of Some Enchanted Evening. This performance will also showcase the talents of our pianist, David Gillis, who will play a variety of pieces from his vast repertoire, ranging from classical to jazz. Belle Canto is a ladies vocal trio consisting of Gabi McKeown, Heather Sims and Jane Greenshields.
St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane, Silchester RG7 2HH
MORE INFO: Concert Organiser 0118 988 2530   info@bellecanto.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
27/05/2017 ELI WEST
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Well-known for his work with Cahalen Morrison, Tim O’Brien, Jayme Stone and more, the Seattle-based singer and multi-instrumentalist oozes understated talent. Eli’s recent debut solo album, The Both, sees him taking the lead, on electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, and pedal steel, whilst remaining a thoughtful collaborator with some of his close friends.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
27/05/2017 ELEGANCE SPARKLES
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

London’s electrifying Burlesque Troupe are stunning dancers that add an abundance of glitz and glamour to the Kenton’s first Burlesque Show in 100 years! They bring unique and spectacular choreography with a fun, contemporary twist. Since launching the troupe in 2010 the girls have taken the Burlesque world by the tassels, touring Italy, Germany, Denmark, Amsterdam, Jersey and now performing throughout the UK. Clients that have enjoyed them include: Goodwood Revival, Bestival, Indigo at the O2, Elton John’s Aids Foundation Ball, Mercedes Benz, Café De Paris, Volupte and Time Out’s ‘Big Burlesque Debate’. With over 30 years of dance performance experience between them, the Troupe have quickly established themselves as a leading force on the Burlesque circuit. They have dazzled audiences with bright lights, lavish costumes and fabulously extravagant shows!
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
27/05/2017 CIRCO RIDICULOSO - FRANKENSTEIN FOR KIDS
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

When Igor, Dr Frankenstein’s assistant, attempts to assemble a beautiful dancer made from balloons, it all goes wrong. Dr Frankenstein is not happy - his dream of winning the highly-coveted North Southby Dance Competition Cup is fading fast. A marvelous monster is created and comes alive! Can Igor teach the friendly monster to dance in time? Step into Circo Ridiculoso’s quirky show – a hilarious fusion of silliness, storytelling and brilliant balloon puppetry.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   south.street@reading.gov.uk   Event Web Site
27/05/2017 DES O'CONNOR AND JIMMY TARBUCK - LIVE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Bringing their London Palladium show to Basingstoke, Des O'Connor joins Jimmy Tarbuck live on stage for this rare event! Two heroes of television, show-business and of the Royal Variety Performance come together, accompanied by music and video to reminisce and entertain at The Anvil 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 described this sell-out performance as a night of theatrical history to be remembered for many years to come.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
27/05/2017 LAETITIA SADIER SOURCE ENSEMBLE
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Laetitia Sadier, best known for fronting John Peel favourites Stereolab, returns to South Street in support of her new album Find Me Finding You. Released by legendary US label Drag City on March 24th, under the collective name Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble, it manages to strike new chords while touching familiar keys in the song of life. Find Me Finding You locates new systems within the sound-universe of Laetitia Sadier. Synth lines diving, lifting and drifting, unusual guitar textures, the plucked sound of flat wound bass strings and pulsing of bass pedals stepping out of the mix with an exquisite vibrancy. This is the sound of the Source Ensemble!
South Street Arts Centre, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Local Information :
27/05/2017 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
Local Information :
27/05/2017 RISC ROOF GARDEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - FOR NGS CHARITY

Small edible roof forest garden developed to demonstrate sustainability and our dependence on plants. All plants in the garden have an economic use for food, clothing, medicine etc, and come from all over the world. Demonstration of renewable energy, water harvesting and irrigation systems. Garden accessed by external staircase. Regular tours of garden.
The RISC Roof Garden, RISC, Reading RG1 4PS
MORE INFO:   info@risingsun-artscentre.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
27/05/2017 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
Local Information :
27/05/2017 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
Leisure : Days Out
28/05/2017 to 29/05/2017 WEST SILCHESTER HALL - GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

This much loved 2 acre garden has fascinating colour combinations inspired by the artist owners with many spectacular herbaceous borders filled with rare and unusual plants flowering over a long period. Many pots filled with half hardies, a wild garden surrounding a natural pond, banks of rhododendron, a self supporting kitchen garden with lovely views across a field of grazing cattle.
West Silchester Hall, Silchester RG7 2LX
MORE INFO: 0118 970 0278   Event Web Site
28/05/2017 BERKSHIRE COUNTRY FAYRE

A fun day out for all the family. A traditional country fayre with main ring displays, craft and trade stands and Young Farmers competitions.
Englefield Estate RG7 5EN
MORE INFO: 07917 714640   info@berksyfc.org.uk   Event Web Site
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28/05/2017 ST TIMOTHEE GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

A recently created 2 acre garden adjacent to Pinkneys Green. Deep, gently flowing, colour themed borders planted for yr-round interest with a wide range of attractive grasses and perennials. Other features incl a box parterre, wildlife pond, rose terrace and wild areas all set around established trees and a 1930s family home (not open).
St Timothee, Maidenhead SL6 6PA
MORE INFO: Sarah and Sal Pajwani 07976 892667   pajwanisarah@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
29/05/2017 YATTENDON AND FRILSHAM FETE

This traditional fete takes place in Yattendon village square and the tithe barn with lots of interesting craft stalls, a nearly new stall and the popular Bric-a-brac stall offering an array of desirable items. Refreshments include a hog roast and barbeque, pimms stall and local ales. Teas, coffee and delicious homemade cakes are served in the village hall. The cake competition this year will be Chocolate. There are lots of activities for children of all ages including a bouncy castle, welly throwing, china smashing, coconut shy, penalty shoot out, mini golf, and tug of war. Come and see the vintage tractor and car displays. There will also be Morris dancers and music from the Fiesta Steel Band. This year we have a Fun Dog Show with prizes and rosettes available.
Yattendon Village RG18 0UF
MORE INFO: Fete Organiser 01635 200538   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
29/05/2017 RING OUT
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

An absorbing sound art installation will transform the Market Place on the last bank holiday in May. A series of industrial giant towers hold suspended bell-like speaker cones, as they gradually swing higher and higher until each arm soars up over the heads of the audience. Ringing forth with a peel of electronic tones that combine into a transfixing harmony of pulsing drones, Ring Out continues the work of multi-award winning composer and artist Ray Lee, whose distinctive combination of sound and kinetic sculpture has thrilled audiences the world over. The audience are able to walk around the space and experience the series of micro-melodies shifting and changing as the piece progresses.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
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29/05/2017 EXPLORING NEWBURY HERITAGE - ART AND ARCHITECTURE
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

A walk taking in the Market Place, Newbury Wharf, Victoria Park, Newbury Lock, Northcroft Lane and the south of Northbrook Street with its alleyways, showing Newbury’s history from the Domesday Book to the modern day. Pubs, breweries, almshouses, coaching and canal era prosperity and subsequent decline contrast with today’s latest buildings and prosperity. YOUR GUIDE: Jeremy Holden-Bell is Chairman of the Newbury Society and has been guiding walking tours of Newbury since the 1980s. He is the author of Two Town Walks in Newbury.
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
29/05/2017 FAMILY FUN RACEDAY AT ROYAL WINDSOR

Family Fun Day Spectacular, plus see Dora The Explorer and Diego. Head to Royal Windsor Racecourse on May 29th as the popular family fun day is back, bigger and better than ever with free fun activities* for children of all ages to enjoy. The day is set to be fun filled action from start to finish for all the family.
Royal Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5JJ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01753 498400   office@windsor-racecourse.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
30/05/2017 to 02/06/2017 FRITH FOREST HALF-TERM FUN CLUB

Forest school activities,bushcraft,nature watching,crafts,games,tool use,campfire lunch.3to13 yr olds. Are you looking for something special to help your child develop confidence, resilience and resourcefulness? Does your child have a sense of adventure and love to be outdoors? Would they enjoy learning new skills and making new friends? £10.00 per child to include lunch. Dress up with layers and waterproofs.
Frith Forest, Tadley RG26 5BJ
MORE INFO: Linda Valenti 07526 577406   frithforestschool@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
30/05/2017 to 03/06/2017 MISS MEENA AND THE MARSALA QUEENS
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Dazzling saris, grand Bollywood lip-sync dance numbers and queues of adoring fans – for Miss Meena this is all now a distant memory. The once famous and fabulous drag queen has lost his sparkle and like his nightclub is washed up and out of date. The punters have gone and whilst the other drag queens are strutting their high-heels elsewhere, property developers are circling like vultures waiting for Miss Meena to give up the lease to the club. With the club on its knees, a new arrival brings a glittery rainbow of hope. But just as things are starting to look up for Miss Meena, a visitor from the past makes him question everything he ever stood for.
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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30/05/2017 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
Leisure : Days Out
31/05/2017 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
31/05/2017 WILDLIFE WEDNESDAY AT WALLINGFORD CASTLE MEADOWS

Our roving Wildlife Wednesday visits a different Earth Trust community nature reserve each school holiday. Come out and play and learn about your local wildlife! FREE thanks to Whittard, through TOE2, with funds raised by the 5p plastic bag charge.
Wallingford Castle Meadows, Cemetery Lane, Wallingford OX10 8DL
MORE INFO: 01865 407792   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
31/05/2017 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
31/05/2017 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - THE GRUFFALO
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Join us at 10:30am on Wednesday morning for a magical storytelling session in the theatre, followed by colouring-in and dressing-up in the bar. Entry is £3.50 per child (payable on the door) which includes a healthy snack and drink.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
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31/05/2017 READING HUSTINGS FOR GENERAL ELECTION

A free public event for the community to let the candidates know what issues concern them, in the Reading East and Reading West constuencies.
Reading Quaker Meeting House, Church Street, Reading RG1 2SB
MORE INFO: Jessica Metheringham 07582 780369   jessicam@quaker.org.uk
Pubs : Entertainment
31/05/2017 SMOKING HOT COMEDY
 DOGMA

To view the full line-up visit website below. If you can prove you are registered to vote contact smokingHotComedy@outlook.com for half-price tickets.
Dogma, 11 Castle Street, Reading RG1 7SB
MORE INFO: Smoking Hot Comedy   smokinghotcomedy@outlook.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
01/06/2017 LEO SAYER
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Known the world over for his army of hits which include Thunder In My Heart, Moonlighting, One Man Band, I Can’t Stop Loving You and the transatlantic number ones, When I Need You and and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing; Leo is very excited to be back in his home country and looking forward to giving his audience an high energy concert of his much loved greatest hits. With 16 hit albums and 26 hit singles to his credit, Leo Sayer is one of the most successful acts the UK has ever produced and remains hugely popular worldwide.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
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01/06/2017 WOKINGHAM FARMERS' MARKET

Wokingham Farmers' Market is certified by the National Association of Farmers' Markets. Its policy is 'fresh local food at a fair price'. As the market offers a 'customer first' policy offering a huge product range, foods have been introduced in the market from beyond the 30 mile local radius. The product range includes several fresh meat farmers & cheese farmers. Also fresh water & sea fish stalls, as well as watercress, seasonable fruit & vegetables, cakes, preserves, honey, breads, wines, fruit juices, sauces, eggs plus much more.
Market Place, Wokingham town centre
MORE INFO: Rob Vincent 0118 974 0881   marketsup@wokingham-tc.gov.uk   Event Web Site