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Leisure : Museums
19/02/2018 to 29/04/2018 AT HOME WITH ART - TREASURES OF THE FORD COLLECTION
 BASILDON PARK (NATIONAL TRUST)

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

Leisure : Days Out
01/03/2018 to 30/04/2018 LOST TAPESTRIES AT THE VYNE - SELF-GUIDED TOUR
 THE VYNE (NATIONAL TRUST)

On this family trail, help recover and fit together jigsaw pieces of oriental tapestries hidden in nooks and crannies across the grounds. Pick up your trail sheet at visitor reception. Young explorers will love this quest through ancient grounds in search of little boxes containing jigsaw pieces. Find all the boxes, retrieve all the pieces and assemble your jigsaw to reveal a scene from one of The Vyne's 18th-century tapestries undergoing conservation.
The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01256 883858
  thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

01/03/2018 to 31/12/2018 CURIOUS ABOUT READING? FACT-FINDING WALKS

Are you curious about Reading? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Reading an unmissable place to explore. Most clues are chosen for their historical value, so you'll learn about the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Reading in becoming what it is today. You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Reading and the people that have shaped it. Buy or instantly download to print at home or use on your mobile device from the website below and explore in your own time. One booklet is enough for four people of all ages to enjoy.
Riverside Museum, Blake's Lock, Reading RG1 3DH
MORE INFO: Sue Jennings 01159 502151
  sue.jennings@curiousabout.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
15/03/2018 to 21/04/2018 THE RIVALS
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Lydia Languish is passionately in love with a dashing but penniless soldier with whom she plans to elope. Mrs Malaprop, her guardian, commands she ‘illiterate him’ from her memory and marry the rich and handsome son of a friend who is ‘the very pineapple of politeness’. Little do they realise that both poor Beverley and the wealthy Captain Absolute are one and the same young man. Cue confusion, romance, misunderstanding and a twilight duel. Taking place over one hilarious day, this classic comedy of desire, intrigue and romantic delusion, bursts onto The Watermill stage.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044
  boxoffice@watermill.org.uk
  Event Web Site

16/04/2018 to 21/04/2018 LITTLE GEM
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Love, sex, birth, death and salsa classes. Three generations of women. One extraordinary year... Amber has bad indigestion and the sambucas aren't getting rid of it. Lorraine attacks a customer and her boss wants her to see a psychiatrist. Kay's got an itch that Gem can't scratch. And if all that wasn't bad enough, Little Gem makes his presence felt and – well – life is never the same again!
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2169
  enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk
  Event Web Site

16/04/2018 to 21/04/2018 IT'S A DOG'S LIFE ARTS DISPLAY - PAULA ZIMMERMAN
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Paula gained a degree in Art and Art History at Scarborough University in 1998 as a mature student. Her career as an artist began as a ceramicist making quirky animals. She became interested in painting, initially as an abstract painter. Now she enjoys working with colour design and animals. She combines both in her animal portraits.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site

Leisure : Exhibitions
17/04/2018 to 21/04/2018 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 : Days Out
19/04/2018 to 20/05/2018 BLUEBELL WALK AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

Nestled inside the woods at Cliveden estate, bluebells brighten up this historic forest. We'll find the best displays and highlight them on trail map for you to stroll through.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead SL1 8NS
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 01628 605069   cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
19/04/2018 to 02/06/2018 MOVE OVER, MRS MARKHAM
 THE MILL AT SONNING

We are delighted that the world-renowned master of comedy Ray Cooney will direct this hilarious play that he co-wrote with John Chapman. This wonderful farce is set in an elegant, recently renovated London flat belonging to the happily married Philip and Joanna Markham. Philip, a straight-laced publisher of children's books, has reluctantly agreed to let his partner Henry Lodge borrow the apartment for an evening to entertain a new girlfriend. At the same time, Joanna Markham has allowed Linda Lodge to borrow the apartment so she can rendezvous with her lover. What nobody knows is that the Interior Designer has also decided that this is the night he wants to try out the new oval bed - with the au pair girl!
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
  Event Web Site

19/04/2018 to 21/04/2018 MADE IN DAGENHAM
 SHINFIELD PLAYERS THEATRE

Rita O'Grady works for the Ford Motor Co plant in Dagenham, Despite performing the specialised task of sewing upholstery for the car seats, women are classified as unskilled labour and paid much less than men. Encouraged by a sympathetic union rep, Rita agrees to bring the women's grievances to Ford . The meeting goes badly and outraged by the company's lack of respect for them, Rita leads her colleagues to strike.
Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, Reading RG2 9DF
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 975 8880   boxoffice@shinfieldplayers.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Art
20/04/2018 to 21/04/2018 WOODLEY AND EARLEY ARTS GROUP EXHIBITION

An exhibition by Woodley and Earley Arts Group. Over one hundred original paintings and crafts for sale. Expect a wide range of subjects to be represented amongst the 100+ exhibits comprising oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastels and other media. Our members will also display diverse crafts such as jewellery and greetings cards. Free admission, 10am to 5pm each day.
Oakwood Centre, Headley Rd, Woodley RG5 4JZ
Leisure : Theatre
20/04/2018 RBL THEATRE COMPANY AND OXFORD UNIVERSITY - GENOMES (PREVIEW)
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

A new play exploring the moral dilemmas, extraordinary opportunities and profound risks of genetics and medical genomic big data. If you had the chance to know whether your life will be affected by disease, would you take it? What if you could change the colour of your unborn child’s eyes? Or rid the world of a disability? Our medical records will soon be open to pharmaceutical companies able to tailor their advertising to our individual frailties. So, as we enter an age of unprecedented bodily insight and choice, where do we draw the line?
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

20/04/2018 FORBIDDEN NIGHTS
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Brace yourself for two hours of thrilling action, provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden strip tease (and a few men in uniform thrown in for good measure). Abandon your inhibitions at the door as the talented cast of acrobats, fire acts, aerial artists and world-renowned circus performers flip and spin across the stage in this high-octane show. This sexy but classy evening with Forbidden Nights is guaranteed to get your pulse racing and leave you begging for more.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site

20/04/2018 NIKKI AND JD PRESENT - KNOT
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

A chance encounter between two acrobats: a frustrated lover and a jilted dreamer. This is the story of two hearts making sense of imperfection. 'The Knot' is the invisible string that connects two people. Sometimes strong, sometimes just about to break, it is the complex yet simple bond that we juggle with our whole lives. Funny and heart breaking, Knot reveals the raw underbelly of Nikki & JD’s relationship with an effortless balance between spectacle and intimacy.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Art
20/04/2018 to 22/04/2018 READING CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR 2018
 RIVERMEAD LEISURE COMPLEX

Art lovers and artists meet face to face, to browse, to talk, to admire and to buy. Contemporary Art Fairs – Reading was set up in 2010 as the sister event to Contemporary Art Fairs – Windsor (est. 2005), and is now a prominent national arts event. Bringing together over 160 artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and selected galleries from the UK and Europe, we offer the very best in contemporary art. With artwork from £40 to £4,000 and workshops and demonstrations, from leading artists and galleries, our artists will inspire you to create a unique space in your home or office. This is the time to allow yourself several hours to really appreciate everything there is to see. Many visitors make a full, fun, art-filled day of it.
Rivermead, Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ
MORE INFO: Deborah James 01753 591892   info@readingcontemporaryartfair.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
20/04/2018 to 22/04/2018 WORLD VILLAGE MARKET FESTIVAL IN HENLEY

The World Village Market will be visiting Henley on Thames for the 10th year running where this established event is now firmly in the local diary for early Spring. A discerning shopper tends to turn out for our markets in Henley on Thames and our conclusion based on a good few years of observation is that if you have the right product you will have customers.
Market Place, Henley on Thames RG9 2AA
MORE INFO: Market Enquiries 01832 281274   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
20/04/2018 to 21/04/2018 DUBAI DUTY FREE SPRING TRIALS AT NEWBURY

Two days of exciting Flat racing kick off what will be a momentous 2018 season at Newbury. Winners on the card in recent years included subsequent Group 1 winner Seville Star and the meeting often proves a pivotal one in terms of early season form for racing fans. Real ale enthusiasts have cause for excitement too, as we will be hosting our annual beer festival over both days of the meeting, with a wide selection of real ales & ciders on offer on the Copper King Lawn in the Grandstand Enclosure.
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015
  info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
21/04/2018 to 22/04/2018 MURDER MYSTERY GAME OF CLUES AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

The year is 1853 and, whilst the Sutherland's are away visiting their London abode, Cliveden's head butler has turned up dead on the estate. Mr Butter, a rather unsavory character, was discovered fallen off his chair and smelling of whiskey; but how did he get there...?
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire SL1 8NS
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01628 605069
  cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

21/04/2018 WOODLEY SATURDAY MARKET

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

Leisure : Museums
21/04/2018 BAYEUX TAPESTRY TOUR AT READING MUSEUM
 READING MUSEUM

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

MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
  Event Web Site

21/04/2018 READING MUSEUM GALLERY TOUR
 READING MUSEUM

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

Leisure : Theatre
21/04/2018 THE SUPERSONIC 70s SHOW
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

The Supersonic 70s are a 6-piece 100percent live band, with both male and female lead vocals featuring the incredible Cat suited wondergirl Janey Bombshell, one of the finest female singers in the UK. Janey adds some real Agnetha glamour alongside co-lead vocalist Mark Keen, the velvet voiced singing sensation with the moves to match! The top flight band of musicians alongside have a wealth of experience worldwide and include guitarist/vocalist Greg Hart, who has played and written for Asia, Mike Oldfield and Donna Summer, former Ultravox and Danni Minogue bassist Gary Williams and the wizardry of musical director and keyboardist/Vocoder Andy Stewart, who is the grandson of the late great Arthur Askey! Completing the line-up is Andy Fox, a drummer who has played with Thin Lizzy’s Brian Robertson.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

21/04/2018 to 22/04/2018 THE TELETUBBIES - LIVE
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

See the iconic, world famous Teletubbies in their first ever theatre show created especially for your little ones. Join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po in a show full of love and laughter as they explore the magical world of Teletubbyland. Look out for the Tubby Phone, Noo-noo and Sun Baby in a fun, bright and safe world which captures young children’s imaginations and encourages them to explore the world around them. Join in and enjoy beloved features from the TV series along with brand new songs.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

21/04/2018 SHAPPI KHORSANDI - MISTRESS AND MISFIT
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Shappi presents England's unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton. For too many years she has been known as just ‘Nelson's mistress', a bit of a harlot. (You get ONE job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation.) Women's lib wasn't a 'thing' in Georgian times, Emma moved mountains to haul herself from 'scullery maid' to 'Lady Hamilton'. Yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked to get ahead in life, but who hasn't? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

21/04/2018 ALUN COCHRANE - ALUNISH COHRANISH
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Grumpy-joyful, silly-serious stand up. Jokes, ideas and (possibly) movement will all be deployed for your amusement during this show. As seen on blah blah and blah, and heard on various funny radio shows.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
  Event Web Site

21/04/2018 CLUB VELOCITY PRESENTS THE DE RELLAS, PLUS GO-GO CULT AND HEADSPARKS
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

The DeRellas - Easily the best Glam Punk Stomp Band in the UK. For fans of the Supersuckers/ Ramones/ New York Dolls/ Hellacopters/ Mudhoney/ Backyard Babies/ RFTC et al. The Go Go Cult - Maybe the best Billy Garage Punk band in the UK. For fans of the Cramps/ Long Tall Texans/ Man Or Astroman/ Dick Dale et al. Headsparks - The best Melodic Core Pop Punk inthe UK. For fans of Midway Still/ Consumed/ Vamilla Pod/ Snuff/ China Drum et al.
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

Local Information :
21/04/2018 ROYAL WEDDING BUNTING WORKSHOP WITH BBC RADIO BERKSHIRE
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

The royal wedding is coming to Berkshire in May and we’re making some giant bunting to decorate the crowd barriers in Windsor.Come and help us make some beautiful Berkshire bunting to celebrate Harry and Meghan’s wedding at our fun, free workshop! You can paint, draw or sew on your design, on your own or as a group effort with family and friends – all ages and abilities welcome.Let’s show the happy couple how pleased we are for them and how proud we are that they’re getting married in our county.The workshop runs from 10am-4pm with sessions running every hour. To guarantee your place, book by emailing us with your name and preferred time slot.
Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST
MORE INFO: BBC Radio Berkshire   BerkshireBunting@bbc.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
21/04/2018 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
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
21/04/2018 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS MARKET (READING)

Reading Farmers’ Market is a friendly, twice-a-month event, showcasing fantastic local food and drink. Many of our traders and customers have been attending the market since it started in 1999 and there is a strong community feel. Everything is sold direct from our local farmers, bakers, conservers and brewers, have a chat and discover the story behind the produce! The market is held undercover, in the auction house at the Cattle Market. There is cheap parking (on street, or in the Cattle Market car park next door - 50p for 1hr, £2.60 for 2 hrs) and it’s a short walk to town. The producers below typically attend the market, but attendance does vary, due to seasonality of produce. Sign up to our weekly newsletter, or follow our Facebook or Twitter pages, for regular updates on who will be attending.
The Cattle Market, Great Knollys Street, Reading RG1 7HD
MORE INFO: Kathryn McCann 07956 426821
  kathryn@katcreative.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
21/04/2018 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
 
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
21/04/2018 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   Event Web Site
Local Information :
21/04/2018 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
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
22/04/2018 U.DANCE 2018 REGIONAL FINALS
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

U.Dance Lift Off Dance Festival 2018 is a partnership event between Lift Off Dance Festival, South East Dance and One Dance UK. Groups will compete for a place at the U.Dance national youth dance festival in Suffolk. Groups competing are Young Anjali Dance Company, The L&S Youth, Penny & Jules Youth Dance Company, Ceyda Tanc Youth Dance Company, Drishti Dance, Davison Dance Company, I-Star Academy, Nuclear Dance Company, Cascade Dance with invited guest performances by Senior West Berkshire Youth Dance Company and Berkshire County Dance Company Youth. Generously supported by Arts Council England. South East Dance is proud to be an Arts Award Supporter.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

22/04/2018 WILDE SUNDAYS LIVE MUSIC - SUNTRAP
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Suntrap are a 4-piece folk-inspired group with beautiful entrancing vocal harmonies on original, contemporary and traditional material. They play accordion, violins, viola, guitars, ukulele and banjo. Their trademark is their powerful vocal harmony sound. 2.30 to 4.30pm.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484 123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
22/04/2018 THE SUNDAY ASSEMBLY - THIS MONTH'S TOPIC, ELECTRIC CARS

Electric cars: Greener, smarter, safer? With major concerns about air quality, as well as climate change - have we started a shift away from diesel and petrol towards electric vehicles? Are they more environmentally friendly? Can our electricity system cope? Find out the latest developments, and perhaps consider whether you are ready to go electric! This month we are joined by Anthony Simpson, who is currently working for the University of Reading on a two year project with a Marlow based electric car leasing and smart services company, with the objective of creating business models for smart charging of electric cars. Then add some great songs, sung with The Word Of Bob, and all the other fun things that make a Sunday Assembly. Sunday Assembly Reading is free to attend and runs entirely on donations. The Sunday Assembly is a secular congregation that celebrates life, meeting once a month at The Reading Irish Centre. Members of Sunday Assembly believe in Living Better, Helping Often and Wondering More, for no other reason than to make the most of the one life we know we have.
The Reading and District Irish Centre, Chatham Street, Reading RG1 7HT
MORE INFO: Sunday Assembly Enquiry 0118 939 3096
  info@sundayassemblyreading.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
23/04/2018 to 01/05/2018 CLIVEDEN HOUSE GUIDED TOURS
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

Book onto one of our short guided tours to discover more about the fabulous Cliveden House. These tours allow you to see some of the rooms that were once home to Nancy and Waldorf Astor. Entry to the house is by timed ticket only and the tours last approximately 25 minutes. Please head to the Information Centre to get your timed ticket before making your way to the House entrance. National Trust members can collect guided tour tickets free of charge. House tours will run every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from March until October. Booking Advisable.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire SL1 8NS
MORE INFO: Cliveden Administrator 01628 605069   clivedenpress@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
23/04/2018 LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

The Concert Hall continues its regular series of lunchtime recitals by local and internationally renowned organists. Recitals begin at 1pm and last for approx 50mins.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

Sport : Horse Racing
23/04/2018 FREE MONDAY RACENIGHT AT WINDSOR RACECOURSE

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 year. Why not get your face painted and enjoy our St George's Day celebrations! Grandstand and Paddock tickets are FREE for this fixture, but only when registered for in advance. To do this, simply book the free ticket as you would any other ticket or package. Once you've registered, you will be sent a Print at home ticket via email. It's as easy as that!
Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5EZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01753 498400
  office@windsor-racecourse.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
24/04/2018 FAITH - THE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Don’t accept imitations FAITH – THE GEORGE MICHAEL LEGACY features international George Michael tribute artist Wayne Dilks together with his incredible 7 piece band and backing singers. A musical journey of 35 years of hit records from Wham to George’s solo career, the show and production are based upon the George Michael 25 live tour (also known as the 25th anniversary tour) Our show uses actual video footage from the 25 live tour displayed on our unique video wall, this is a first for any UK theatre show. Join us in celebration to the life of one of the world’s most successful male artists selling over 100 million records worldwide and encompassing 11 British number 1 singles, 8 British number 1 albums and 6 US number 1 singles in a spell binding spectacle of his songs.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

24/04/2018 HALF-BREED - FEATURING NATASHA MARSHALL
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Jazmin feels different. She doesn’t want to stay in the village. She doesn’t want to have a baby. She doesn’t want to laugh at racist jokes in the local pub. She’s got to get out. Following its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 and a run at London’s Soho Theatre, Soho Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company present Half Breed, Natasha Marshall’s semi-autobiographical dark comedy about finding your voice.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
24/04/2018 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 : Arts
25/04/2018 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
25/04/2018 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
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Leisure : Museums
25/04/2018 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
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Leisure : Theatre
25/04/2018 BORDER TALES
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Following a phenomenal run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to sold-out audiences, award winning Protein presents a satirical look at multicultural Britain through a blend of energetic dance, dialogue and live music.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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25/04/2018 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIONS
 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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Leisure : Museums
26/04/2018 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
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Leisure : Theatre
26/04/2018 SOUTH STREET MEMBERS NIGHT - SPRING AND SUMMER SEASON LAUNCH
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

A new season and more great shows coming to South Street. So if you’re struggling to decide what shows to see then head down to South Street for our Members Night. Artistic Director, John Luther, and some select artists, will introduce the highlights of the Summer programme. With a welcome drink, nibbles and discounts at the bar it is also a chance to chat with the South Street team, your fellow regulars and plan your diary!
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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26/04/2018 to 28/04/2018 20th CENTURY BOY - THE MARC BOLAN MUSICAL
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

This hit musical, inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, returns to the stage to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star’s untimely death. Featuring some of the greatest rock songs ever written, 20th Century Boy tells the life story of the legendary Bolan and his band T. Rex. This show exposes some of the myths and takes the audience on a tearful yet feel-good journey through Marc’s fascinating life, cut short by a cruel twist of fate.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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26/04/2018 LIVE MUSIC - 60s NIGHT WITH READY STEADY
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Ready Steady formed just over two years ago and were borne from the desire to play classic sixties music as well as well loved songs that are rarely heard on the local live music scene. Harking back to the flamingo club circa 1966 and you’ll be on the right track to Ready Steady! Think Dusty, think Sandie, add a splattering of British Invasion, fold in some Motown hits and top it all off with some floor stomping Northern Soul and you have the recipe for Ready Steady. The band have played many gigs in the last two years, most recently, for the second year running, Retro Festival in Newbury.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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27/04/2018 THE WASHBOARD RESONATORS
 THE FIRE STATION CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CULTURE

The Washboard Resonators are a duo that play foot-stomping blues, vaudeville, ragtime, hokum, skiffle, swing and folk like it was in the 1920s, 30s & 40s. On stage, you can expect a varied and entertaining show with upbeat songs, harmonies, tap dancing and an array of old instruments, including; washboard, resonator guitars, banjo, ukulele, snare drum, suitcase bass drum, spoons and their very own invention - the kazoosaphone.
The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture, The Old Court, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3BL
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 866 865   info@fireythings.com   Event Web Site