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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
Local Information :
01/05/2017 to 21/05/2017 NICK SCHLEE'S OPEN STUDIO

A chance to look round Nick Schlee's studio, see some of his work, and chat to the well-known landscape artist himself. Nick Schlee was born in 1931 in Weybridge, Surrey. At 16 he won both Gold and Silver under 18’s medals from The Royal Drawing Society while at Rugby School. Over the next few decades he studied part-time at the Art Students League in New York with Jean Liberty, The Central School, London, with war artist Leslie Cole, Morely College with Lawrence Toynbee, Putney School of Art and The Slade in London. As well as one-man and group shows, he has exhibited at various ILEA exhibitions and the Royal Academy. His work is held in many public collections. Open Studio is part of Newbury Festival.
Galvey, Upper Basildon (opposite the old Beehive) RG8 8LU
MORE INFO: Exhibition Enquiries 01491 671927   Event Web Site
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
17/05/2017 to 20/05/2017 CLASSIC COMEDIES - THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND PLUS THE CRITIC
 CAVERSHAM PARK THEATRE, READING

Caversham Park Theatre presents a night with not one but two classic comedies. In Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound we find two self-involved theatre critics who get more than they bargained for as they are dragged into the whodunnit they are there to critique. In R. B. Sheridan's The Critic, we meet another couple of critics who influence the play they are watching, rather than get involved in it - but not to the play's benefit... This one act version of the classic comedy, adapted by US playwright Jeffrey Hatcher, gets it's UK Premiere here.
The Milestone Centre, Caversham RG4 6PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 948 1377   sturge@cavparktheatre.org.uk   Event Web Site
17/05/2017 to 20/05/2017 SAINSBURY SINGERS - THE WIZARD OF OZ
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

The Sainsbury Singers invite you and your family to join us Somewhere over the Rainbow as we present the magical musical The Wizard of Oz with a creative steam-punk twist. Packed full of classic songs from the original 1939 film, we travel beyond our imagination with Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow in search of the mysterious Wizard of Oz.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
17/05/2017 to 20/05/2017 STRICTLY MURDER
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

April 1939. An English couple, Peter and Suzy, are living in Provence in idyllic isolation, far, it seems, from the rumblings of the coming war. Their peace is shattered from within when Suzy discovers she has been betrayed: Peter is not the man he claims to be. Suzy's life is thrown into turmoil as the possibility arises that Peter may in fact be a ruthless killer on the run. Then a Scotland Yard detective arrives and events become even more complicated and frightening ...Lies, subterfuge and murder make this fast-moving thriller a dark and disturbing roller coaster of bluff and double bluff.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
17/05/2017 to 20/05/2017 SINODUN PLAYERS PRESENT RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET
 WALLINGFORD CORN EXCHANGE

Shakespeare’s forgotten Rock and Roll Masterpiece! This adored and critically-acclaimed Olivier Award winning rock spectacular, loosely based on The Tempest, is a thrilling and energetic jukebox musical, packed with rock classics such as Great Balls of Fire, Good Vibrations, Shake, Rattle and Roll, Go Now and Young Girl. Baby boomers – come and re-live the days of your youth! Thatcher’s children and new-kids-on-the-block Millennials – come and see what it was all about!
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Wallingford OX10 0EG
MORE INFO: Carol Evans 0118 972 3628   carol.evans@sinodunplayers.org.uk   Event Web Site
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17/05/2017 to 21/05/2017 SANDHAM MEMORIAL CHAPEL OPEN STUDIOS

Come and see 10 different local artists' work all part of West Berkshire Open Studios in this very special setting. Talk to the artists about their creations, see what has inspired them and perhaps buy something special too. Open Studios@Sandham is an exciting opportunity for you to not only see a diverse and eclectic mix of work including ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, textiles and works in wood but speak to the artists and maybe treat yourself or find a gift too. Whilst here you can enjoy our beautiful garden of reflection and wildflower meadow. You will also be able to enter the Chapel ( usual admission applies) to see the iconic paintings of Stanley Spencer.
Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, near Newbury RG20 9JT
MORE INFO: Sandham Chapel 01635 278394   enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
19/05/2017 to 21/05/2017 SOUTHERN MOTOR HOME SHOW

The Southern Motorhome Show on 19-21st May just keeps on growing! Ralliers are invited to head south for a weekend of 60’s themed entertainment complete with four nights’ on-site camping, motorhomes and accessories for sale. Dance the weekend away with a night of sixties celebrations. Come and browse over 200 exhibitors filling the trade area with 250+ new and used motorhomes, meanwhile you can also stock up on your lifestyle accessories from the thousands of products displayed, all conveniently in one place. On site with the Southern Motorhome show, will be the National Park and Holiday Homes show. This is an opportunity for visitors to explore the park and holiday home lifestyle, with over 25 choices on display from a range of manufacturers and park sites.
Newbury Showground, Chieveley RG18 9QZ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01778 391123   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
20/05/2017 BIG TREE CLIMBING COMPANY AT THE VYNE

For some outdoor fun, visitors aged six and over can learn to climb a tree in a harness. Visitors aged eight and under can zoom down a zip wire. Step up to the challenge on various dates. Conducted in groups of ten, each hour-long session introduces you to tree climbing if you’re aged six and over and ’zip-wiring’ if you’re aged eight and under. Sessions will be run by three experienced instructors from the Big Tree Climbing Company.
Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01256 883858   thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Exhibitions
20/05/2017 to 24/05/2017 A SPLASH OF COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

We are not alone in our ability to view the world in colour. Many species of birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have superior colour vision. Yet our ability to be enchanted by colours which illuminate complex patterns, lines and shapes is probably a uniquely human quality. Of all our senses, perhaps our sight is the most precious. Through our colour vision we understand our world. It warns us of danger, makes objects quickly recognisable, and helps us to store and retrieve precious memories. From the earliest cave paintings we have learned to express our feelings and share our thoughts with each other through colour.
Thames Valley Park (TVP1 & 2), 300 Thames Valley Park Drive, Earley, Reading,
MORE INFO: Lou Griffiths 0800 0287338   info@thephotographicangle.co.uk   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
Leisure : Theatre
20/05/2017 A NIGHT IN VIENNA AND MOZART AND SALIERI
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England - a double bill featuring some of Mozart's best-known arias and duets in A Night in Vienna plus an opera charting his rivalry with fellow composer, Mozart and Salieri. The opera follows the apocryphal legend that Antonio Salieri poisoned his rival and fellow composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart out of jealousy over his talent. Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) used the short story Mozart and Salieri by Alexander Pushkin as libretto, which also inspired Peter Shaffer’s famous stage play and film Amadeus. Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera is a character study, it is a close-up of Salieri’s tormented mind, torn between admiration for his fellow composer and his jealousy. In a new English translation and staged by an award-winning team, this innovative production will captivate its audience, making us witnesses, if not conspirators, of Salieri’s plan to poison Mozart. For the second half, you are invited to A Night in Vienna with famous arias and duets from Mozart’s best-known operas Don Giovanni, Cosi fan Tutte, The Magic Flute and others.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
20/05/2017 TRAVELLING BY TUBA
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Around the world in 60 minutes - 80,000 miles a year and still not out of puff! Enjoy a fascinating voyage through the weird and wonderful world of the tuba and discover other instruments ancient and modern – Tibetan dungs, American sousaphone, Italian cimbasso, African kudus and an Australian didjeridu. With music from classical to jazz, there is plenty of audience participation. Join in with the opera Carmen and watch out for the exploding tuba! Travelling by Tuba is one of the UK’s busiest and most successful classical music duos who have developed a highly successful award-winning education programme suitable for children of all ages.
The Corn Exchange, Market Place Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
20/05/2017 DOUBLEDOTBASH!
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

South Street is proud once again to partner with the doubledotdash!? collective and Darklands to bring you our annual, eclectic journey through sound and song. Truly established as a cult event in the Reading music calendar, the line once again promises to be an exceiting genre mash up of noise and ambience, full throttle assault and aural balm.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
20/05/2017 IAN CAMPBELL'S SINGLE-HANDED BLUES BAND
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

The East Berks legend returns to the Cellar Bar for another evening of fantastic Blues. Featuring Keith Allen – Vocals and guitar, Simon Baker – drums, Les Calvert – bass, Simon Spratley – keyboards, Ian Campbell – (Single Handed) Guitar, Plus supporting cast. The last one sold out so book as soon as you can.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
20/05/2017 BRIAN CONLEY - THE GREATEST ENTERTAINER (IN HIS PRICE RANGE!)
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

The multi-talented and irrepressible Brian Conley returns to the stage in this all-new show. Brian performs brand new comedy, sketches and songs, alongside some of his best-known and loved retrospective material from the screen and on stage.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
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20/05/2017 ST MARY MAGDALEN FAIR AND PLANT SALE

A chance to stock up on those plants for the garden, as well as a chance to buy homemade cakes, bric-a-brac or just play some games with the children. There's plenty to do at this event.
St Mary Magdalen, Kentwood Hill / Rodway Road Junction, Tilehurst RG31 6DR
MORE INFO: 0118 941 1713   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
21/05/2017 ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL - ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA PRESENTS NOISY KIDS THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING
From romping, stomping wild horses to whizzy bumblebees, you'll be able to hear all manner of music creatures in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's Noisy Kids family concert! Introduced by the Orchestra's very own Dr Dolittle, Tim Steiner, this concert is packed full of animal inspired pieces and is the perfect introduction to classical music for you and your family.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
21/05/2017 ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA WITH MARTIN ROSCOE
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Bursting brass at a galloping pace proclaims the opening of Rossini's William Tell Overture and the beginning of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's spring concert, led by conductor, Christian Kluxen. Joining the Orchestra for Mendelssohn's virtuosic Piano Concerto No.1 is a refined pianist with the wisdom of experience (Gramophone Magazine), Martin Roscoe. Opening with breathless urgency, Mendelssohns' light and joy filled piano concerto is almost improvisatory in its speed and excitement. Close the programme is Tchaikovsky's towering masterpiece, his Symphony No.6 'Pathetique'. Perhaps one of the most personal scores that the composer ever wrote, the piece is etched with heart-breaking intensity and was intended to be his own requiem.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
21/05/2017 THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY
 THE MILL AT SONNING

The Simon and Garfunkel Story is a critically acclaimed concert style theatre show about two young boys from Queens, New York who went on to become the worlds most successful music duo of all time backed by a live band. With hits Mrs Robinson, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound, Scarborough Fair, The Sounds of Silence and many more.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   boxoffice@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
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21/05/2017 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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21/05/2017 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
Leisure : Theatre
22/05/2017 HELLO AGAIN NEIL DIAMOND
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Evocative imagery, video and narration enhance the magic, as the show tells the story of how a poor boy from Brooklyn NYC rose to become one of the biggest stars on the planet. From The Bang Years to the present day you’ll soon find yourself singing along to all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Cracklin’ Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans, Hello Again, Love on the Rocks, America and many more.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
22/05/2017 NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH MEETING - NEWBURY

We shall be having a talk by Detective Chief Superintendent Ray Howard speaking about Cybercrime and crime updates from the Police and Fire Service. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting. 7.30pm, admission free.
West Berkshire Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD
MORE INFO: Angela Money 01635 40866   ajmy5m7@inbox.com
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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
Leisure : Art
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 : Music
24/05/2017 VIVACE VOICES CONCERT

Varied programme including Armstrong Gibbs' ballad May, The Impossible Dream, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, and Howard Goodall's arrangement of Love Divine. Starts 2.30pm, Free admission.
St Catherine of Siena Church, Wittenham Avenue, Tilehurst RG31 5LN
MORE INFO: Daphne 0118 989 3860   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
24/05/2017 BELSHAZZAR'S FEAST
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Paul Sartin (Bellowhead) on oboe, violin, vocals and Paul Hutchinson (Hoover the Dog) on accordion are Belshazzar’s Feast. The duo start with traditional folk music, add a touch of classical and jazz, throw in a bit of pop and music hall, and top it off with wry humour for a unique live experience. They are breathtaking and wickedly inventive!
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
24/05/2017 KATY BRAND - I WAS A TEENAGE CHRISTIAN
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Katy Brand's hit Edinburgh Festival show I Was a Teenage Christian is an honest, fascinating and funny exploration of her self-imposed conversion and total immersion in evangelical Christianity. One Sunday, aged 13, Katy went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. From then on she attended church four times a week. For seven years she put the 'fun' into fundamentalism...and the 'mental'. She was an obnoxious, self-important dick, but at least she knew she was going to heaven. Now she's not so sure.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
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
24/05/2017 BRACKNELL CHORAL SOCIETY - A SONG FOR EVERYONE
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Bracknell Choral Society presents A Song for Everyone in response to SHP’s Chief Executive’s 2017 appeal for help with funding the Arts Centre. The programme enjoys varied and uplifting choral music from composers such as Vaughan Williams, Leonard Bernstein and Samuel Barber. Arrive at 7pm if you wish join the choir in singing the glorious “ I Was Glad” by Sir Hubert Parry.  All proceeds from the concert go to South Hill Park.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
24/05/2017 DRACULA - THE BLOODY TRUTH
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

A theatrical and comical retelling of Bram Stoker's classic novel reveals that the events recorded in 1897 were not fiction at all... but fact. This brand new comedy theatre show will take audiences on a journey across Europe from the dark and sinister Transylvanian mountains to the awkwardly charming seaside town of Whitby and into the world of the supernatural, educating us all on the perils of dealing with vampires.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.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
24/05/2017 ANASTACIA - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION TOUR
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

There are singers all-round the globe that give you a great listen with an enjoyable song. There are very few singers who embody an incredible sound you instantly recognise. That captivating, spine tingling, soulful, big voice that warrants superstar status. Anastacia is just this. A superstar.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
24/05/2017 FREE HEARTSTART TRAINING

The course normally lasts for a little over two hours and anyone above the age of 10 can attend. (contact us if you are a school or club who wish to have training). Topics covered include: Priorities/the conscious casualty; The unconscious casualty; Cardiac arrest; Suspected heart attack; Choking; Introduction to the AED. The course is delivered as a mixture of practical, theory and video so no previous experience / knowledge is required. At the end of the training, providing you complete the course, you will be presented with a certificate. You must book a place to attend. The training is FREE, although donations to our running costs are warmly welcomed.
Victory Hall, Church Street, Farley Hill RG7 1TR
MORE INFO: Course Organiser 07768 068270   Event Web Site
Sport : Rugby Union
24/05/2017 LONDON IRISH v YORKSHIRE CARNEGIE - CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY-OFF FINAL 2nd LEG

London Irish are one step away from regaining the Premiership place they lost last season. After a convincing 74-25 aggregate defeat of Doncaster in the semi-final Irish are determined to make it back to the top level at the first attempt. Although the Exiles have beaten Yorks three times this season - twice in the Championship, once in the British and irish Cup, there is no doubt this will not be an easy task, despite having an 11-points lead from the way leg. Carnegie have had a good season themselves, finishing a comfortable second to Irish in the regular season before seeing off Ealing Trailfinders in the play-off semi-final. This one will not be for the feint-hearted! Kick-Off 7.45pm.
Madejski Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 968 1016   contact@london-irish.com   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 : Museums
25/05/2017 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
25/05/2017 STUFF
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

STUFF is playful, funny, sad and familiar. Lead clown for Cirque du Soleil, Sean Kempton, mixes comedy, mime, clowning and the odd bit of dance in this absurdist show about love… The result is a highly energetic and entertaining, physical piece that takes its audience on a journey through the fragility, hilarity and awkwardness that love can sometimes entail.
Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
25/05/2017 THE LONDON CONCHORD ENSEMBLE
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

The London Conchord Ensemble is recognised as a leading international ensemble. Founded in 1993 by principal players from the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Opera House, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, their imaginative and highly original programming has won them many accolades over the years, and has won an international following with its fresh communicative style. Recent highlights include appearances at the Cheltenham Festival, BBC lunchtime series at the Wigmore Hall and the Proms Chamber Series.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
25/05/2017 TOM ADAMS AND LILLIAN HENLEY - ELEPHANT AND CASTLE
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Do you tell the truth when you talk in your sleep? Does your sleep talk even make sense? And could it just be that you analyse your relationships in a way that’s more honest than you do when you’re awake? That’s the dangerous premise behind ‘Elephant and Castle,’ a new, experimental show that springs from three years of recorded sleep talk.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
25/05/2017 JON RICHARDSON - OLD MAN
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions. Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher?
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
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
25/05/2017 BCA PERFORMING ARTS - THE VARIETY SHOW
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

BCA Performing Arts presents 'A Suitcase Full of Dreams', an evening of variety entertainment that will journey into the world of work, love and the unknown!
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
25/05/2017 MARK THOMAS - PRFEDICTABLE (WORK IN PROGRESS)
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Few predicted the events of the past year. Mark sets out to find what the future has in store for us by asking the audience what their predictions for the future are, creating a fantastical, hilarious and sometimes accurate vision of the world. This show is all about gambling on the future.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
25/05/2017 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 : 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
Local Information :
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
Local Information :
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 : Music
30/05/2017 to 02/06/2017 HOLIDAY MUSIC WORKSHOP

Berkshire School of Music are running a fun filled week of music, singing, performance skills and music theory for children 6 to 16 years with a concert at the end of the week for friends and family to watch and enjoy!
Chiltern Edge School, Reades Lane, Sonning Common, RG4 9LN
MORE INFO: Workshop Enquiries 07831 861332   enquiries@berkshireschoolofmusic   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
Leisure : Markets
03/06/2017 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
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03/06/2017 BUCKLEBURY ARTISAN MARKET

Come and celebrate delicious local produce and producers. Artisan Food Market on the first Saturday of the month at The Bladebone at Bucklebury.
The Bradbone Inn, Bucklebury RG7 6PD
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03/06/2017 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
Leisure : Days Out
04/06/2017 STOCKCROSS HOUSE GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

A lovely 2 acre garden set around a Grade II Listed former Vicarage (not open) with an emphasis on plant partnerships, colour combinations and naturalistic planting. Long wisteria and clematis covered pergola, reflecting pool with folly, cascade with pond and duck house, rich variety of roses, vegetable and cutting garden. Sculptural elements by local artists. 11am to 5pm.
Sockcross House, Church Road, Stockcross, Nr Newbury RG20 8LP
MORE INFO: 07765 674863   Event Web Site
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04/06/2017 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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04/06/2017 VARIOUS SWALLOWFIELD GARDENS OPEN - FOR NGS CHARITY

Swallowfield a real village enhanced by a C12 church, nestled amongst rural countryside, by the Whitewater, Blackwater and Loddon rivers, creating an abundance of wildlife and lovely views. We are proud to offer a variety of beautiful well stocked gardens of all shapes and sizes, incl a model train at Wessex House. Some gardens are within walking distance of each other, but transport is required to see the gardens that are not in the village centre.
Various, The Street, Swallowfield RG7 1QX and others.
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
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06/06/2017 FROGMORE HOUSE GARDEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - FOR CHARITY

The private royal garden at Frogmore House on the Crown Estate at Windsor. This landscaped garden set in 30 acres with notable trees, lawns, flowering shrubs and C18 lake, is rich in history. It is largely the creation of Queen Charlotte, who in the 1790s introduced over 4,000 trees and shrubs to create a model picturesque landscape. The historic plantings, incl tulip trees and redwoods, along with Queen Victoria's Tea House, remain key features of the garden today. Tuesday June 2 in aid of the NGHS Charity - Wednesday June 3 for the NSPCC.
Frogmore House Garden, Windsor SL4 1LB
MORE INFO: 01483 211535   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
08/06/2017 RACHEL NEWTON TRIO
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Since the release of her album Here's My Heart Come Take It in April 2016, Scottish singer and harpist Rachel Newton has been awarded both the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year 2017 and the Scots Trad Music Awards Instrumentalist of the Year. The album has gained praise from the likes of the Observer who described it as 'a beauty', fRoots where it was a 5* Album Choice and it has also received airplay from BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 2. Rachel Newton specialises in interpreting traditional folk songs in Scottish Gaelic and English as well as writing and arranging her own music. A skilled collaborator and one of the folk scene’s busiest and most in demand musicians, Rachel is also a founding member of The Shee and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Group 2017 The Furrow Collective. See www.rachelnewtonmusic.com.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
10/06/2017 CANJE GROVE - GARDEN OPEN IN AID OF NGS CHARITY

An artist and flower arrangers garden of just over 1/3 acre. The garden features multiple colour and plant themed rooms, ranging from cool shady impact planting, courtyard styling near the house/art studio, raised ponds, a wooden Shepherd's hut, a small orchard, rose hedges, peonies, topiary and picket fences, to a gated vegetable garden at the rear complete with hens.
Canje Grove, Church Road, Woolton Hill, Newbury RG20 9XQ
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
10/06/2017 ETON COLLEGE GARDENS OPEN TO PUBLIC FOR NGS CHARITY

A rare chance to visit a group of central College gardens surrounded by historic school buildings, including Luxmoore's garden on a small island in the Thames reached across two attractive bridges. Also an opportunity to explore the fascinating Eton College Natural History Museum and a small group of other private gardens.
Eton College, Windsor SL4 6EH
MORE INFO: Open Garden Enquiries 01753 370100   Event Web Site
10/06/2017 to 11/06/2017 THE READING TOWN SHOW

The Reading Town Show is to celebrate all that makes Reading great. Show Time Events want to bring the community together and show the people of Reading and Berkshire the town in its full glory, a place for families of all ages to come together, have fun and enjoy themselves. The Show will be held in Prospect Park, which was originally a farm! In the 1760s, Benjamin Child turned the farm into a mansion. Child was the widower of the famous Berkshire Lady" Frances Kendrick, whom he had first met there some years before. He named the park after its views over Reading; it was formerly known as Prospecthill Park. Nowadays, Reading is famous for the big music festival but Show Time Events wanted to provide a weekend of entertainment for local people, in the heart of the town. The Show will include a giant funfair with rides for all ages, entertainment from dawn ‘til dusk and local traders selling their wares and services. The aim is to create something for everyone – live music, fireworks, rides, shows, food and shopping!
Prospect Park, Reading
MORE INFO:   info@readingtownshow.com   Event Web Site
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10/06/2017 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
Sport : Football
10/06/2017 READING FC FORMER PLAYERS' ASSOCIATION 5-A-SIDE TOURNAMENT

The Reading FC Former Players' Association has been raising money for local and national good causes since 1997 and this year's event will support Daisy's Dream and Launchpad. This charity 5 a Side Tournament is open to a maximum of 24 teams of up to 8 players each aged 18 and older (8 players includes 3 substitutes). Each team will have plenty of games as after the qualifying rounds those not qualifying for the next stages will automatically be entered into a 'Plate' competition. To add to the excitement the tournament winners will have the opportunity to play a team of Former Reading FC Players at the end of the tournament in the Woodley carnival main arena.
Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Woodley RG5 4JB
MORE INFO: Fives Enquiries 07768 904338   david@readingfcformerplayers.co.uk   Event Web Site
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11/06/2017 OPEN GARDEN DAY IN AID OF CANCER RESEARCH UK
 UNIVERSITY OF READING

The Reading Group for Cancer Research UK would like to invite you to enjoy a stroll around the University of Reading's lovely Harris Garden (entering via Pepper Lane off the A327)Sunday 11th June 2017, 2:00 pm until 5:00pm. Admission £3, young children free. Refreshments available, along with plant and other stalls. For more information, please email us or visit our Facebook page.
Harris Gardens, University of Reading
MORE INFO: Jacqui Harrington 07854674842   readingcancerresearchuk@gmail.com   Event Web Site
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11/06/2017 TITHE BARN GARDEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR NGS CHARITY

This is a delightful quarter-acre village garden within high brick walls around The Tithe Barn (not open) dating from 1760. Formally laid out with parterres of box and yew. There are roses, hostas, delphiniums and lavender as well as interesting vintage pots and containers. Working beehives. Winner of the English Garden magazine Gardener's Garden competition.
Tithe Barn, Tidmarsh RG8 8ER
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
14/06/2017 HIGH TEA AT BOTTOM HOUSE IN AID OF STYLE ACRE CHARITY

Local resident and Style Acre charity supporter Gaie Scouller will open her glorious and renowned gardens at Bottom House, Bix. People we support will serve High Tea, with home-made cakes and scones from our training kitchen. In the garden, our performers will showcase a special dance routine. Gaie Scouller will give two guided tours of the spectacular gardens with pots in profusion and immaculate lawns surrounded by perennial borders. Clipped yews border two sunken gardens. Beside the house are terraces, one with huge pots of glorious Brugmansia. A selection of plants will be on sale, with proceeds going to Style Acre. With a suggested donation of £25 p/p, we will offer high tea and great company!
Bottom House, Bix, Henley, RG9 6DF.
MORE INFO: Philippa Stannard 01491 827591   pstannard@styleacre.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
14/06/2017 to 17/06/2017 OKLAHOMA!
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Hitch your horses and drive a wagon over to settlers’ territory this summer. Woodley Light Operatic Society presents to you: Oklahoma!, performed at the Kenton Theatre in Henley from the 14th to the 17 th June 2017. Performances start at 7:45pm. Tickets are priced at £15 and £16 with concessions, and are available online from woodleylightoperatic.ticketsource.co.uk, from Kenton Theatre, or from the Box Office by telephoning 0333 666 3366. There is no additional booking fee for tickets booked via TicketSource.Oklahoma!, was the first collaboration between the famous duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, and it has a beautiful and lively score. It includes those well-known songs ‘Everything’s up to Date in Kansas City’, ‘Oh what a Beautiful Morning’ and ‘People will say we’re in Love’ as well as the title song ‘Oklahoma!’ - audiences are in for a real treat! So, put the date in your diary and come and join WLOS for an entertaining evening this June!
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
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14/06/2017 HIGH TEA AT BOTTOM HOUSE IN AID OF STYLE ACRE CHARITY

Style Acre is a charity supporting over 300 people locally. Local supporter Gaie Scouller will open her spectacular gardens in Bix, to help raise funds towards our work. People we support will serve High Tea, with home-made cakes and scones from our training kitchen. In the garden, our performers will showcase a special dance routine. Gaie will give two guided tours of the spectacular gardens with pots in profusion and immaculate lawns surrounded by perennial borders. Clipped yews border two sunken gardens. Beside the house are terraces, one with huge pots of glorious Brugmansia. A selection of plants will be on sale, with proceeds going to Style Acre. With a suggested donation of £25 p/p, we will offer high tea and great company!
Bottom House Bix, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6DF
MORE INFO: Tea Event Enquiries 01491 838760   info@styleacre.org.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
15/06/2017 JUNE AFTERNOON RACEDAY AT NEWBURY

Begin the summer of 2017 at Newbury with a bang as we bring you some top-quality midweek Flat racing in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. With subsequent dual Group 1 winner Speedy Boarding a winner on the card in 2015 you might see a star of the future or two as well!
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015   info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk   Event Web Site
15/06/2017 JUNE AFTERNOON RACING

Begin the summer of 2017 at Newbury with a bang as we bring you some top-quality midweek Flat racing in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. With subsequent dual Group 1 winner Speedy Boarding a winner on the card in 2015 you might see a star of the future or two as well! Take the chance to try out our Brasserie restaurant before racing – it offers a fresh, seasonal menu in a more casual setting with no pre-booking required.
Newbury Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015   info@newburyracecourse.co.uk   Event Web Site