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Leisure : Museums
28/01/2017 to 06/05/2017 ART DISPLAY - RAY ATKINS, THE READING YEARS
 READING MUSEUM

The painter Ray Atkins works on a monumental scale. He will be 80 this year and still works outside, in places that he loves, come rain or shine, in the same driven way that he has since the 1960s. Between 1968 and 1974 he lived in Reading, teaching at the University. He produced an impressive body of work in response to the dramatic changes going on in the town centre. The Inner Distribution Road, the Butts Shopping Centre and the Civic Centre were all constructed during this time and Atkins observed their progress and made huge, expressive paintings on site.
Reading Museum, Old Town Hall, Blagrave Street
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
01/02/2017 to 30/04/2017 MARIE CURIE FREE WILL-WRITING SERVICE

Marie Curie are running a free will-writing scheme throughout Berkshire for three months from 1st February until 30th April 2017. If you are age 55 or over you can apply to have your will written for free.
Berkshire-wide
MORE INFO: Toni Denyer 01883 832639   toni.denyer@mariecurie.org.uk   Event Web Site
11/02/2017 to 11/04/2017 CLANGERS, BAGPUSS AND CO
 RIVER & ROWING MUSEUM

Children’s classics The Clangers, Bagpuss and Noggin the Nog come vividly to life in this unique exhibition for the young and young at heart. See website for details.
River and Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1BF
MORE INFO: Exhibition Enquiries 01491 415600   museum@rrm.co.uk   Event Web Site
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 : Days Out
17/02/2017 to 17/04/2017 GREYS COURT - 50 THINGS TO DO BEFORE YOU ARE 11 AND THREEQUARTERS!
 GREYS COURT (NATIONAL TRUST)

Get out and about at Greys Court by completing some of the 50 things to before you’re 11 3/4 activities. It’s a great chance for children to play and explore the environment as they tick activities off in their scrapbooks. The top five activities to do at Greys Court: 1. Build a den 2. Make a daisy chain 3. Make a grass trumpet 4. Hunt for bugs 5. Make some wild art Find all the information you need from the visitor reception hut when you arrive.
Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4PG
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01491 628529   greyscourt@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
02/03/2017 to 29/04/2017 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 : Theatre
02/03/2017 to 25/03/2017 FAUST X2
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Faust is a brilliant but frustrated academic. Disillusioned by his never ending quest for knowledge, he summons up the darkest of powers to free him from his misery. Making a deal with the devilish Mephisto, Faust promises to serve him once he is satisfied his desires have been met. But quickly he is captivated by the beautiful Gretchen and Faust commits himself to winning her heart. At whatever cost.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044   boxoffice@watermill.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
06/03/2017 to 03/05/2017 HIDDEN TUDOR TRAILS AT THE VYNE
 THE VYNE (NATIONAL TRUST)

Pick up your trail at Visitor Reception and go hunting for hidden Tudor clues in our garden. At the site visited by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535, explore the grounds of this former Tudor palace on a brain-teasing trail. Normal admission applies. Booking Not Needed. Children are most welcome. Dogs on leads welcome. 10am to 4pm.
The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01256 883858   thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Art
07/03/2017 to 29/04/2017 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
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20/03/2017 to 24/03/2017 AFTERNOON TEA AT NUFFIELD PLACE

Treat yourself to a pre-booked afternoon tea during your day out at Nuffield Place. A mid-week afternoon tea is the perfect treat after a stroll round the house and gardens. Included is a selection of cakes and bakes, as well as tea or coffee.
Nuffield Place, Huntercombe, Henley-on-Thames RG9 5RY
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01491 642 857   Event Web Site
21/03/2017 SEAN LOCK - KEEP IT LIGHT (SHOW CANCELLED)
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Every three years the comedian Sean Lock writes and tours a new stand-up show. Well he's only gone and done it again! What's he like? Come and see what he's blithering on about this time.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
21/03/2017 to 25/03/2017 THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Flying into The Haymarket, The Witches of Eastwick is a musical comedy of seduction and supernatural that must not be missed, hot on the heels of the success of last year’s West Side Story. In the small town of Eastwick, Rhode Island, everyone knows everyone else’s business, particularly Felicia Gabriel, the town’s resident busybody and know-it-all. Alex, Jane, and Sukie, three friends who don’t fit into Felicia’s regimented world, have all been wishing for something to happen - little realising the power their innocent wishes actually conjured up!
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
21/03/2017 BRONWYNNE BRENT
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Mississippi Delta songbird, Bronwynne Brent returns to these shores having entranced the UK on her last visit. Now established as a major force, Bronwynne ended 2016 on a high, carrying off the Best Female Performer title (voted by the general public) at the hugely-influential AmericanaUK website for the second year running. Her spine-tingling vocal style has been compared to Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee and Amy Winehouse - a remarkable singer-songwriter who simply oozes class.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
21/03/2017 JIMMY CARR - THE BEST OF, ULTIMATE GOLD, GREATEST HITS TOUR
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Jimmy Carr is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. A man who has devoted his life to crafting perfect jokes and has left a trail of laughter in his wake, Jimmy Carr’s new tour will distil everything we love to laugh at and be shocked by, into one incredible, unparalleled night of entertainment. Jimmy Carr has been on the stand-up scene for a decade and a half. In that time he’s performed nine sell-out tours, playing nearly 2,000 shows to over two million people across four continents. He’s won the British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand-Up Tour and been nominated for the Perrier Award.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
22/03/2017 to 23/03/2017 VAMOS THEATRE - THE BEST THING
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

A swinging sixties story of unconditional love from the UK’s leading full mask theatre company It’s 1966. The record player’s on, her hair’s bobbed and eye-lashes curled: for seventeen year old Susan, life is an adventure waiting to begin. But what happens next turns everything upside down, and its repercussions will last for decades to come, Step into the wordless world of Vamos Theatre for this bitter-sweet story of mistaken morals and broken hearts, 45s and beehives, where sexual revolution proves a hard and rocky path to tread. Funny, heart-breaking and human, The Best Thing is the latest touring production from one of the country’s must-see theatre companies.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
22/03/2017 to 23/03/2017 GODSPELL
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Jesus’ life dances across the stage in a blend of games, storytelling, dance and comedy in this wonderful Broadway show. With an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, this is a show for whole family. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. Godspell was the first major musical from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Come and see the talented cast of Eagle House School return to The Wilde Theatre for the 10th year running!
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
22/03/2017 BOB FOX - FOLK MUSIC
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Twice nominated Best Folk Singer in the BBC Folk Awards, War Horse star, and folk circuit favourite Bob Fox comes to Newbury. For over 40 years Bob has toured extensively throughout the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand and Australia, performing mostly solo but also alongside such musical heavyweights as Ralph McTell, Richard Thompson, and Fairport Convention.Since playing the role of ‘Songman’ in the National Theatre’s multi-award winning War Horse, Bob has returned to the concert platform.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
22/03/2017 ANDY PARSONS - PEAK BULLSH*T
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it. It’s one of the things we do best.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
22/03/2017 to 25/03/2017 THE KITCHEN SINK

This is a contemporary piece set in a run-down northern seaside town which follows the ups and downs of a family during the course of one year. Things aren’t going to plan and each of the well-drawn characters has issues to face and problems to resolve. Amid the dreams and the dramas of family life something has to give! Martin, the father (a milkman), is struggling to keep his business going. Kath, the mother (a school cook and lollypop lady), is desperately trying to keep everyone positive and happy. Billy, the son (an art student), comes to realize that the course he has joined is not for him. Sophie, the feisty daughter (a would-be judo instructor), has an issue from the past which impacts on her ambitions. Finally, Pete (a plumber) is hopelessly sensitive, shy and has desperate romantic designs for Sophie.
New Era Theatre, St George’s Centre, Andover Road, Wash Common, Newbury RG14 6NU
MORE INFO: Box Office 07919 916009   Event Web Site
Leisure : Entertainment
23/03/2017 to 26/03/2017 CIRCUS WONDERLAND

Britain’s most magical circus is appearing in Newbury with high flying acrobats, tumblers and clowns promising thrills and spills for all the family. Appearing in the UK for the first time, the Casablanca Troupe will be fearlessly flipping and flying across the arena, whilst Marton Perna will be freewheeling into the spotlight to perform spectacular stunts on his breath taking BMX. Daring Moldovan trapeze star Nadia defies gravity high in the roof of the Big Top, and Ruslan Arlanov stylishly spins around the circus ring in his revolving Wonder Wheel. Amidst the action and excitement, award winning clowns Kakehole and Mr Popol are returning to scale new summits of silliness with their crazy comic capers and madcap music and magic.
Northcroft Park, Northcroft Avenue, Newbury RG14 1RS
MORE INFO: Box Office 07531 612240   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
23/03/2017 MUSEUM SURGERY
 READING MUSEUM

Visitors can discover more about the collections, or ask for help in identifying interesting objects (NB no valuations can be given). Every Thursday, in the Box Room.
Reading Museum, The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
23/03/2017 to 01/04/2017 HIS DARK MATERIALS
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Six hours of epic drama, split over two plays. Travel between the worlds with Lyra and Will in this epic adaptation of Philip Pullman's famous trilogy: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. There's plenty of adventure, with angels, daemons, harpies, spectres and armoured bears, but also thoughtful insights on parenthood and religious authority. Actors of all ages, plus puppets, bring over 130 characters to life. This adaptation by Nicholas Wright was such a hit at the National Theatre, that it was given a second run.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2195   longshorttall@progresstheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
23/03/2017 to 25/03/2017 NEWBURY YOUNGSTARS - CAMP ROCK THE MUSICAL
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Pack up your duffel bags, grab your guitars, and get ready to rock at Camp Rock: The Musical! Now you can have a great summer adventure in March. Join Mitchie, Shane, Nate, Jason, Tess, Caitlyn, Dana and the gang for an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza! Camp Rock: The Musical combines your favourite songs and characters you love from the Disney Channel Original Movies Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final jam into one funny, heartfelt and exciting theatrical experience.
Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
23/03/2017 WATCHERS OF THE SKIES
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Watchers of the Skies is written and performed by Carol Florence Graham. It tells the fascinating story of her American grandmother, who left New York for Liverpool just before the end of World War Two to start a new life. Edna Leigh was born in Kansas in 1916. Her story takes us from the dust bowl of the 1930s American depression, on a dramatic journey across the Atlantic, to post-war England. Edna lived in the North West of England for over forty years, and during that time she undertook research that led her deep into the heart of ancient cultures and to the discovery of an encyclopaedia of astronomy hidden within Homer’s epic poems.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
23/03/2017 PUB LANDLORD AL MURRAY - LET'S GO BACKWARDS TOGETHER
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Publican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense campaign to re-Great Britain in his brand new show. We live in troubling times. Europe. The NHS. Whatever the hell is going on in the Middle East. The gathering storm of fortnightly bin collections? Who knows where it will all end?
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
23/03/2017 LIVE AND LYRICAL - OPEN MIC NIGHT
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Expect a cosy atmosphere and an eclectic mix of talent at our very own open mic night. Whether you have a talent you want to share or whether you just want to relax and watch, each Live & Lyrical offers new surprises. So whether it's spoken word, music, song, comedy or magic, this is your chance to shine!
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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23/03/2017 TALK AND FILM - THE STORY OF HEMP

Hemp is one of the most versatile plants on the planet with over 25,000 known uses ranging from the raw material for biodegradable plastic, to a source of energy, food, medicine, home cleaning products, cosmetics and canvas! Hemp is a renewable replacement for countless current technologies and can be cultivated with relative ease and low impact throughout most of the world.
Pangbourne Village Hall, Station Road, Pangbourne RG8 7AN
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
23/03/2017 DEAF FRIENDLY FOOTBALL

A tailormade football session for people with hearing impairments and other disabilities. Run by the FA - who will provide coaches - the sessions are supported by SportsAble, Berks & Bucks Football Association and Deaf Positives Action. Everyone welcome. Friendly atmosphere guaranteed.
Braywick Sports Ground - Pitch 3G, Braywick Road, Maidenhead SL6 1BN
MORE INFO: 01628 627 690   Event Web Site
Leisure : Nights Out
24/03/2017 30s to 60s PARTY NIGHT FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES

Party Night 8.30pm till 1am. Singles and couples welcome. Terrific music, super dance floor, great atmosphere, friendly people and FREE on-site car parking.
Bird Hills Golf Club, Drift Road, Hawthorn Hill (A330), Maidenhead, SL6 3ST
MORE INFO: Gill or Brian 0800 3134441   info@dance-parties.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
24/03/2017 SPRING CLASSICS - CITY OF BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Spring is in the air! And the sap's certainly rising here at The Hexagon, as we celebrate the season with a concert filled with everything that's fresh, bright and bursting with life. Classic FM's Anne-Marie Minhall is our guide: from Vivaldi's Four Season and Strauss's Voices of Spring to Elgar's Chanson de Matin and Vaughan Williams's The Wasps, this is music to send you home whistling the tunes - and with a spring in your step!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
24/03/2017 MIKE HURST - IN MY TIME
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

An evening with Mike Hurst, his music and his memories. You get to hear his songs and then enjoy a question and answer session in the second half, as well as more music. From The Springfields and Dusty, to Yusuf Cat Stevens, not forgetting Showaddywaddy and Shakin' Stevens, Mike has been there, done that and got several T shirts. As Yusuf said at Central Hall Westminster in June, 'Without Mike I wouldn't be standing here now'. Find out why and hear many other stories about some of your favourite stars at Mike's annual show at the Kenton.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
24/03/2017 RICHARD GADD - MONKEY SEE MONKEY DO
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Richard Gadd brings one of the most memorable, genre-busting performances in years with the undoubted hit show of the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A stand-up routine that goes to the depths of who he is – and what it means to be a Man.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
24/03/2017 CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Direct from a hit season in London’s West End, the world-class illusionists that make up the Champions Of Magic team return for a spectacular night of mystery that’ll keep you guessing for a long time to come. With over 20 million online views between them, and sold out shows on their 2014, 2015 and 2016 tours, the cast includes international award winners presenting incredible mind reading, stunning close-up magic and daring large-scale illusions. Witness the impossible, including disappearances, teleportation and a heart stopping finale that sees one performer walk through the spinning steel blades of a giant industrial fan, all presented with lighting and pyrotechnics to rival the biggest arena productions.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
24/03/2017 to 25/03/2017 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
Leisure : Theatre
24/03/2017 ROB BRYDON - I AM STANDING UP
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

This event has now sold out. Please call the box office on 01256 844244 to be added to the waiting list.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
24/03/2017 THE BE WISER JUMP SEASON FINALE AT NEWBURY

The 2016/17 Jump season at Newbury draws to a close with two days of competitive racing and a chance to see some promising young horses perform in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Please note this is a six race card.
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015   info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
25/03/2017 WOODLEY SATURDAY MARKET

Woodley Shopping Centre is now home to a Thriving Saturday Market. Fresh foods,Great Vegetables, Wet Fish, Butcher, Breads Clothes Local produce and Craft Stalls fill the Town Centre every Saturday offering local residents and visitors more choice whilst they shop. Occasionally some Local Brass bands join in the fun or Morris Dancers.
Woodley Town Centre RG5 4JZ
MORE INFO: Town Centre Manager 0118 921 6920   tcm@woodley.gov.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
25/03/2017 FRIENDS OF READING MUSEUM TALK - SILCHESTER
 READING MUSEUM

Professor Michael Fulford of the University of Reading will be giving a talk about his excavations at Silchester Roman Town and introducing the new English Heritage Guidebook. This talk is organised and supported by the Friends of Reading Museum. The event will include refreshments.
Reading Museum and Town Hall, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Exhibitions Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
25/03/2017 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
25/03/2017 READING MUSEUM GALLERY TOUR
 READING MUSEUM

Join one of our trained volunteers for an introductory tour to the galleries. Our volunteers begin the tour with an update on the Abbey Quarter project; find out about the exciting plans to transform Reading’s Abbey precinct into a unique historical and cultural destination. This will be followed by a fascinating insight into some of the objects the Museum has on display. Each guide offers a different tour and will pick out other items that fascinate them, like the man beheaded for supporting the king, the links between the Museum and the Palmer family or what was held in the huge Roman pot.
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
25/03/2017 DAVID STARKEY - HENRY VIII
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Henry VIII is the only king whose image we remember. He bestrides our history like a colossus and the decisions he took still reverberate today. The Reformation is the first Brexit; his ministers devised the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty and his tumultuous personal life pitted religion against politics as brutally as in our own age of Isis. In this lecture David Starkey draws on his unique knowledge of Henry’s reign on the one hand, and his insights as a leading commentator on modern politics on the other, to both illuminate the Tudor age and our own.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
25/03/2017 THE SENSATIONAL 60s EXPERIENCE
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Returning by huge popular demand, for one night only at The Hexagon Theatre. Seven legendary names take to the stage and deliver to you a night never to be forgotten. With the definite feel good factor this is must see 60’s show for 2017. Starring Herman’s Hermits, Chris Farlowe, New Amen Corner, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Fortunes, The Ivy League, Alan Mosca from Freddie and The Dreamers.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
25/03/2017 TYONDAI BRAXTON - PLUS DAWN OF MIDI
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

A don’t miss double bill of America’s most inventive musicians. Composer, electronic musician and former Battles front man, Tyondai Braxton brings together electronic and modern orchestral elements in his thrilling new solo show.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
25/03/2017 BIG GIRLS DON'T CRY - THE MUSIC OF FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

They had a sound that had never been heard before. The radio just could not get enough of them and neither can we. Join Big Girls Don’t Cry as we celebrate the music of four ordinary guys from New Jersey that change the musical world as we knew it. The show revives the beauty of harmonies that built and made the hits that flew through the charts in the 60s and 70s such as Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don’t Cry. Join the boys in an all new show for 2017, for a musical night full of hits that will have you dancing in the aisles.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
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25/03/2017 WALLINGFORD LOCAL PRODUCERS' SATURDAY MARKET

To make available produce grown or produced within a 30 mile radius of Wallingford, sourcing ingredients, wherever possible from within that area. To educate and promote the benefits of locally produced food and other products thereby supporting a vibrant and dynamic local economy. The market was started in 2007 by some of the current stallholders as a means to reach the local community. The produce available ranges from meat (pork, beef, lamb), fruit and vegetables, plants, bread, cheeses, wines, beers,cakes ready prepared food, chocolate, jams, preserves, crafts including wood, knitting, jewellery, cosmetics, pottery, photography, painting and much more. 10am to 1pm.
Regal Centre, St Martin’s Street, Wallingford OX10 0DP
MORE INFO: Dennis Jackson   admin@wlpm.org.uk   Event Web Site
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25/03/2017 ALDWORTH VILLAGE MARKET

Aldworth's award winning Saturday Market takes place every Saturday morning in the Village Hall. Here you can buy vegetables and other produce, cakes and bread, newspapers and sweets. Please note that bread and newspapers must be pre-ordered.
Aldworth Village Hall, Bell Lane, Aldworth RG8 9SB
MORE INFO: 01635 578090   Event Web Site
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25/03/2017 READING 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: 0118 950 8611   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
25/03/2017 THE BE WISER JUMP SEASON FINALE AT WINDSOR AT NEWBURY

The EBF and TBA ‘National Hunt’ Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle, a valuable and important Grade 2 handicap, forms the centrepiece of our final day of the 2016/17 Jump season. The supporting card also features the valuable Doom Bar Juvenile Handicap Hurdle, run for £40,000 again in 2017.
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015   info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
26/03/2017 THROUGH THE ARDROBE - PRESENTED BY NICK FERDENZI
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Through The Wardrobe has been teaching drama & musical theatre for 17 years in and around south Buckinghamshire. They believe in providing quality teaching in a fun & positive environment. This production showcases all TTW Tots, Juniors & Teens members in a high quality, professional standard production. Featuring over 120 children across two casts you will be sure to be entertained this Mother’s Day. Expect exciting dance routines, impressive acting and songs you'll know and love.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
26/03/2017 PHILHARMONIA AT THE MOVIES - JOHN BARRY
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Philharmonia at the Movies returns with the music of renowned composer John Barry, who won five Oscars in a career creating some of the most memorable movie music in history. From his scores to numerous Bond films he went on to such renowned movies as Dances with Wolves, Born Free, Out of Africa and many more.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
26/03/2017 THE ROD STEWART EXPERIENCE
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Garry Pease not only looks like Rod Stewart, he sounds like him too! In an all-action, non-stop tribute show, Garry performs all of the favourites from Rod Stewart’s vast portfolio of songs – everything from the early Faces days through to the Old American Songbook. To name a few Maggie May, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Tonight’s The Night, You're in My Heart, You Wear It Well, Stay With Me, Baby Jane and Sailing.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   boxoffice@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
28/03/2017 SANTA NARROWBOAT CRUISES FROM NEWBURY WHARF

Board our 29 seat narrowboat for a relaxing trip through historic Newbury with our enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fully-trained volunteer crew. There’s plenty of interest to be seen as you rise up a lock and cruise through a swing bridge.
The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS
MORE INFO: Trip Ticket Enquiries 01380 721279 or 07716 460562   office.manager@katrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
29/03/2017 UK WOLF CONSERVATION TRUST VISIT WEDNESDAYS

A wonderful day out for all the family, with photo opportunities from a photographic platform area, guided tour of Trust, 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 & 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. 11am - 4pm.
Butlers Farm, Beenham, Reading, Berks, RG7 5NT
MORE INFO: Lynn Kent 0118 971 3330   ukwct@ukwolf.org   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
29/03/2017 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
29/03/2017 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - WINNIE THE POOH, HERE COMES TIGGER
 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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29/03/2017 FRIND OF CAVERSHAM COURT GARDENS AGM

Friends of Caversham Court Gardens AGM on Wednesday 29th March, 2017, 7 for 7.30pm. A brief business meeting will be followed by an illustrated talk by broadcaster and author Travis Elborough, who will be talking about his book ' A Walk in the Park, the life and times of a people's institution'.
Reading Canoe Club, The Warren, Caversham, RG4 7TH
MORE INFO: Val Peggrem 0118 954 5779   friends@fccg.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
30/03/2017 MITCH BENN - DON'T FEAR THE REAPER
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

It's been a morbid time for the country's leading musical satirist (The Times); he's turned 46 - over the hill by anyone's standards - his personal life is in turmoil, and his childhood heroes are dropping like flies. At times like these, a man feels the Reaper creeping up on him… But is death anything to fear? And is it really the end? (Yes. Yes, it is, sorry!) Mitch confronts his - and YOUR - mortality with hilarious (and tuneful) consequences. Join him! It's time you're not getting back!
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
30/03/2017 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Experience an evening of extraordinary short films from the world's most prestigious mountain film festival. Follow the expeditions of some of today's most incredible adventurers, see amazing footage of adrenaline packed action sports and be inspired by thought-provoking pieces shot from the far flung corners of the globe. Ignite your passion for adventure, action and travel through an exhilarating collection of the latest films from the most talented adventure film makers of today. An exciting event not to be missed with free prize giveaways!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Nights Out
31/03/2017 30s to 60s PARTY FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES

Party Night 8.30pm till 1am. Singles and couples welcome. Terrific music, super dance floor, great atmosphere, friendly people and FREE on-site car parking.
Bird Hills Golf Club, Drift Road, Hawthorn Hill (A330), Maidenhead, SL6 3ST
MORE INFO: Gill or Brian 0800 3134441   info@dance-parties.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
31/03/2017 GORDIE MACKEEMAN AND HIS RHYTHM BOYS
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Hailing from Prince Edward Island on Canada’s east coast, the multi-award-winning Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys serve up old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar. If ever someone was deserving of the nickname ‘Crazy Legs’, it is Gordie MacKeeman. His thrilling dance style, while simultaneously playing the violin, mixes with great close-harmony bluegrass vocals, Peter Cann’s blistering guitar solos, and the lively multi-instrumental talents of Thomas Webb and Jason Burbine. Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys are an international sensation causing standing ovations wherever they go.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
31/03/2017 JONGLEURS COMEDY CLUB
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Join us once a month for some raucous and side-splittingly funny nights out. Three comedians and a compère slickly prove that laughter is always the best medicine in our monthly Jongleurs! This ever popular end-of-the-week-treat is sure to provide mirthful merriment aplenty. The line-up is always kept under wraps until the week of the show but Jongleurs guarantee the finest new faces on the circuit. See them here first - you never know who will end up being the next big thing.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
31/03/2017 COUNT ARTHUR STRONG - THE SOUND OF MUCUS
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the salient and poignant moments for your enjoyment. Plus something else. Don’t miss this amazing event.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Markets
01/04/2017 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET (WINDSOR)

Established in the great foodie centre in the lower end of town alongside local specialist food shops attracting a strong local following. Around 20 stalls offering a good choice of locally produced poultry, bacon and sausages, pork, lamb and beef. Also buffalo meat products, quality meat and fruit pies, seasonal fruit and veg, cheeses, cakes, breads and preserves, ales, speciality products and plants. Public parking 1 minute's walk away behind East Berks College.
St Leonard’s Road between East Berks College and Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor SL4 3BL
MORE INFO: Chris Best 07787 527248   bestchrisj@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Music
01/04/2017 SPRING CONCERT IN AID OF MY CANCER MY CHOICES

A concert by 100-person community choir the New Egham Singers. The varied programme includes pop, folk, classical, show tunes and more. The concert will raise funds for Berkshire charity My Cancer My Choices which is dedicated to providing complementary therapies free of charge to patients in recognition of both the physical and emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis. The concert starts at 7.30 pm. To reserve tickets see contact details below.
Rose Theatre, St Mary's School Ascot, St Mary's Road, Ascot SL5 9J
MORE INFO: Box Office 07884 331195   nesboxoffice@gmail.com   Event Web Site
01/04/2017 READING HAYDN CHOIR SPRING CONCERT - CHILCOTT/BRUCKNER

Please come and join us - we’ll be singing choral works by Bruckner and Chilcott accompanied by Chaconne Brass, one of Britain’s most versatile brass ensembles. Bruckner Motets - Bruckner has composed some of the finest liturgical music of the last two centuries. The five motets included in this concert derive from the latter part of his career (1861-1885). Some we’ll be singing acapella, with some accompanied by organ and brass instruments played by members of the Chaconne Brass ensemble. Chilcott’s St John Passion - This setting of St John’s Passion is by Bob Chilcott, one of the world’s most popular active choral composers. First performed by Wells Cathedral Choir in 2013, the work combines 13th and 17th-century English poetry with texts from the King James Bible. Singing with professional soloists, we’ll be accompanied by Chaconne Brass and organ.
St Joseph's College, Upper redlands Road, RG1 5JT
MORE INFO: Christopher Lock 07557 900 210   lock.chris1@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
01/04/2017 SOMEWHERE IN TIME - IAN WAITE AND NATALIE LOWE
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Ian and Natalie will deliver a night you will remember forever… Strictly Come Dancing favourite couple are back with a bang after their first successful UK Tour. Ian and Natalie have developed a whole new show with newly choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances. New music developed to accompany these dances and give you a feel good factor with pure romance. The dance showcase spectacular will give full on entertainment with a romantic feel and will transport you away to a place of wonderful moments, with lots of laughs and stories along the way.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
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01/04/2017 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS MARKET (READING)

At a farmers' market you will find quality, fresh produce at a fair price. The goods are sold to you directly by the people who produce them and everything comes from within a 30 mile radius of Reading. All food is produced locally and is as fresh as it can possibly be - it has not been transported around the country for processing. At this market expect to find :- Dews Meadow Farm - award-winning pork produce and delicious hot breakfast rolls! Eadles - quality pork, beef and poultry. Brookleas Fish Farm are having a well deserved holiday back next market. Bloomfield Hatch - freshly laid eggs. D & B Cox - their poultry, ducks, game, lamb & venison, along with home-made pies & cooked meats. Old Farmhouse Bakery - wonderful array of award-winning breads and baked goods. Pagets Veg - amazing range of seasonal veg, as nature intended! Goulds Cheese back next market. Wildflour Bakery - delicious bakery goods, cakes and seasonal baked goods. Chocolates by T are on holiday back next market. Q Gardens - Will be here with freshly picked strawberries and possibly more. Christmas Common Conserves - Onion Marmalade and a must try Seville Orange and Whisky Marmalade. Anilas Sauces - a Great range of Indian inspired sauces to brighten any meal. 8.30am - 12noon.
The Cattle Market, Great Knollys Street, Reading RG1 7HD
MORE INFO: John Rawlinson 07971 991313   john.rawlinson@ntlworld.com   Event Web Site
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02/04/2017 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET (NEWBURY)

Newbury Farmers' Market runs twice a month on the first and third Sunday. Originally set up by the Council to give local farmers and producers an opportunity to sell their produce direct to the public, most will have been grown or processed within 30 miles of West Berkshire. The Farmers' Market supports the local economy, providing healthy fresh food and reducing food miles - the distance food has travelled from where it is produced. In addition, the market provides an opportunity to find out more about issues such as Genetically Modified foods, land management and organic farming.
Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: John Rawlinson 07971 991313   john.rawlinson@ntlworld.com   Event Web Site
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02/04/2017 ROYAL BERKSHIRE MEDICAL HERITAGE CENTRE

Museum showing changes in medicine that have taken place in the past 150 years. Also history of Royal Berkshire Hospital. Displays cover a wide range of areas including surgery , anaesthesia, nursing, blood letting (see live leeches) and wartime medicine.
Level 4, Main Entrance, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading RG1 5AN
MORE INFO: Museum Curator 0118 954 9371   Josephine.Cutts@royalberkshire.nhs.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
02/04/2017 SPRING FAMILY RACEDAY AT ASCOT

Free for children under 18-years-old and boasting a full day of exciting jump racing alongside a range of family fun.
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Box Office 0870 727 1234   enquiries@ascot.co.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
03/04/2017 to 21/04/2017 ROYALS EASTER SOCCER SCHOOLS

Reading FC Community Trust are once again hosting Soccer Schools around the local area to help keep kids engaged during February half term! It’s all the more important to stay active during the winter period so why not book your kids onto our soccerschools! Run by the Reading FC Community Trust, with our FA-qualified coaches leading the way, it’s a great way for boys and girls of all levels of ability to stay active and make new friends whilst playing footy ‘the Reading way’! As well as our usual Soccer Schools, we’re also offering girls-only and goalkeepers sessions. All sessions are suitable for children aged between 6 and 14. Plus we’ve also got a load of dates in the diary for the Easter Holidays too! The venues for Soccer Schools are: The Dome at Madejski Stadium; Goals Centre (Woodley); Henwick Playing Fields (Thatcham); Twyford Comets FC (Twyford); Piggott School (Wargrave); Palmer Park (Reading).
Various in Reading area - see weblink below
MORE INFO: Community Trust Team 0118 968 1480   soccerschools@readingfc.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
05/04/2017 YAMATO, DRUMMERS OF JAPAN - THE CHALLENGERS
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Following their hugely successful tour in 2015, the Yamato drummers are back in the UK by popular demand. Their acclaimed performances of Japanese Taiko drumming and music have captivated audiences of over 6 million people in 53 countries across the globe. In a brand new show, the drummers challenge and push themselves to their absolute limits. Yamato will leave audiences exhilarated by this visually spectacular, high-energy and explosive show.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
05/04/2017 READING FC FORMER PLAYERS' ASSOCIATION TALK WITH CURRENT ROYALS

After many successful events with former managers and players, the Reading FC Former Players' Association are excited to welcome two current players who will talk at the Tilehurst Royal British Legion on Wednesday, 5 April 2017. Book now for a unique chance to meet Chris Gunter and John Swift - two key players from Jaap Stam's promotion chasing squad. Chris and John have featured in the vast majority of games this season as Reading have climbed the table, hoping to secure a play-off position. Chris Gunter is in his fifth season with the Royals and has already made over 200 appearances for the club after signing from Nottingham Forest. As well as Premier League experience with Reading, Chris has had huge success on the international stage with Wales, playing a big part in their run to the Euro 2016 semi-finals. John Swift has represented England at all levels from under 16 to under 21 before arriving at Reading last summer from Chelsea. He made an immediate impact at the Madejski Stadium, scoring on his debut as the Royals opened the season with 1-0 win over Preston. John has already made 30 Reading appearances, scoring 8 goals. The evening will be hosted by former Reading FC player, and Welsh international, BBC Berkshire's Ady Williams. The two players will need little introduction as Ady kicks off the evening, before fans get an insight into life at Reading Football Club under the management of Jaap Stam. After a break for food, a question and answer session between the players and the audience will get underway.
Tilehurst Royal British Legion, Downing Rd, Reading RG31 5BB
MORE INFO: 07768 904338   david@readingfcformerplayers.co.uk   Event Web Site
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06/04/2017 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
Leisure : Theatre
07/04/2017 JAZZ AT PROGRESS - ARNIE SOMOGYI'S JUMP MONK
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Led by bassist Arnie Somogyi, Jump Monk pays tribute to two of the greatest composers in jazz: Charles Mingus and Thelonious Monk. Arnie stood in at Ronnie Scott's Club with the Mingus Dynasty Big Band, a high accolade indeed and confirmation of his reputation as one of the UK's leading bassists. He has played on over 50 albums, including four as a leader and has worked, recorded and performed with many of the world’s leading jazz musicians including James Moody, Bobby Hutcherson, Art Farmer, Herb Ellis, Eddie Henderson, Joey Calderazzo, Steve Grossman, Scott Hamilton and The Mingus Big Band - as well as international stars including Tom Jones, Charlie Watts and Amy Winehouse.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2169   enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
08/04/2017 to 17/04/2017 CARTERS VINTAGE STEAM FAIR IN PROSPECT PARK

We’re bringing a range of beautifully restored vintage rides and attractions from small-children rides to exciting thrill rides! There will also be a range of traditional side-stalls/games and fairground food. For a great atmosphere, unique opportunity and an affordable day-out look no further! FREE ENTRY & FREE FIREWORKS! Get extra FREE RIDES when you buy ride tokens online in advance.
Prospect Park, Reading RG30 2ND
MORE INFO: 01628 822221   info@cartersentertainment.com   Event Web Site
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08/04/2017 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET (PURLEY)

Run in conjunction with Purley Parish Council, this market is in the big barn next to the Goosecroft recreation ground in Beech Road. Refreshments are provided by the WI, and there's a craft market featuring Purley Lacemakers, local artists, a blacksmith and handmade jewellery. 8.30am to 12 noon.
Big Barn, Beech Road, Purley-on-Thames RG8 8DS
MORE INFO: John Rawlinson 07971 991313   john.rawlinson@ntlworld.com   Event Web Site
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09/04/2017 WALK FOR PARKINSON'S UK - WELFORD PARK

There will be two different circular walks available, a 2.5 mile walk and a more challenging 6.5 mile walk around the beautiful Welford Park estate, home of the Great British Bake Off. During the walk you will cross the River Lambourn, climb the hill to see the impressive cricket pitch whilst overlooking the historic Welford Park, explore the wonderful woodland before crossing the fields and taking in the lovely views of the surrounding countryside.The funds raised from the Walk for Parkinson’s – Welford Park will go to Parkinson’s UK to support the vital research work taking place to find a cure for Parkinson’s and improve the lives of the 127,000 people in the UK who are affected by the condition. We support those living with Parkinson’s and their families and friends, so that no one has to face Parkinson’s alone.
Welford Park, Welford, Newbury RG20 8HX
MORE INFO: Jenni Green 020 7963 3912   fundraising@parkinsons.org.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
10/04/2017 SEASON OPENING RACEDAY AT ROYAL WINDSOR

Come along for a great afternoon of racing. The gates, bars and Castle Restaurant will be open two hours before the start of the first race, so why not come along early and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere whilst selecting your winners from the racecard.
Royal Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5JJ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01753 498400   office@windsor-racecourse.co.uk   Event Web Site
14/04/2017 THE MANY CLOUDS LAMBOURN OPEN RACEDAY AT NEWBURY

Lambourn Open Day is a unique opportunity to see the horses and training establishments throughout the Lambourn Valley. In 2016 more than 25 trainers opened their yards to the public and a record 12,000 people attended to meet the horses, the trainers and to really see first hand the Lambourn racing industry. Many yards held special exhibits and demonstrations including horses using hydrotherapy pools. There is plenty of family fun, special one off events and a chance to see some leading racing figures in circumstances you never will have before!
Newbury Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015   info@newburyracecourse.co.uk   Event Web Site
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16/04/2017 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET (ASCOT)

Ascot Farmers' Market has been running successfully for eight years. The market offers a wide choice of fresh produce and plants. Parking is freely available on site.
Car Park 3, Ascot High Street, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Diane Harker 01628 670272   Event Web Site
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17/04/2017 THAMES WILDLIFE CRUISE

The wildlife of the River Thames is well known for providing the inspiration for Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows'. Now you can be equally inspired by the river's wildlife by joining one of our special guided wildlife river cruises this summer. Join the Chilterns Conservation Board who will help you and your children spot the hidden natural treasures between Henley and Hambleden on a voyage of discovery aboard the Hibernia. Ideal for adults and children alike, our expert volunteer guide will help you identify what you see. Don’t forget to bring binoculars if you have them!
Hobbs of Henley, Station Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 1AZ
MORE INFO: Cruise Organiser 01491 572035   boats@hobbsofhenley.co.uk   Event Web Site
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19/04/2017 FARMERS' MARKET IN WOODLEY

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