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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
06/06/2017 to 02/09/2017 FROM QUERN TO COMPUTER EXHIBITION
 READING MUSEUM

Find out about the fascinating story behind our daily bread, travelling through time from our prehistoric ancestors and up to the present day, in this community display focussing on local mills and some of the stories behind the people who were connected to them. From Quern to Computer is a Heritage Lottery Fund-supported project run by the Mills Archive Trust, a Reading-based archive and charity that preserves records relating to mills and milling. This display uses images, documents and artefacts to reveal the stories that make up our heritage.
Reading Museum and Town Hall, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Exhibitions Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Arts
03/07/2017 to 26/08/2017 ART EXHIBITION AND SALE OF PRINTS

Original prints all of which are for sale. Main Link Corridor and outside the Eye Clinic. 3rd July till 26th August, 8am to 8pm daily at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. The display comprises around 50 of these skilled printmakers lively, original art works, which display a wide variety of printmaking techniques including etching, linoprint, solar print, lithography, screenprinting and monotype. 25% of all sale proceeds contribute to the hospital's Arts and Gardens Fund, for the benefit of patients, visitors and staff. This is Print at the Park Group's 7th exhibition at the hospital. The Exhibition is free and is open 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm.
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Craven Road, Reading RG1 5AN
MORE INFO: Exhibition Enquiries 0118 984 2934   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
06/07/2017 to 09/09/2017 AGATHA CHRISTIE'S SPIDER'S WEB - DIRECTED BY BRIAN BLESSED
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Suppose I were to come downstairs one morning and find a dead body lying here, what would I do? So wonders Clarissa. And lo and behold, as is the way with all good Agatha Christie thrillers, she soon finds out. Clarissa has a vivid imagination but not even she could be prepared for the moment she stumbles upon a bloody corpse. Desperate to dispose of the body before her husband comes home with an important foreign politician - a man on his way to secret talks at 10 Downing Street! - Clarissa persuades her three house guests to become accessories and accomplices. But then the web of deceit becomes even more tangled as a mysterious phone-call tips off the police and brings the determined Inspector Lord to the scene.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Arts
24/07/2017 to 02/09/2017 LONDON CALLING - A SOLO EXHIBITION BY CATHY READ

London Calling London is a place like no other. London draws out all kinds of people. London draws out all kinds of places. London draws out all kinds of buildings. All wish to make their mark. Architecture is a testimony to these dreams, made into reality by fair means or foul. Some are glorious in their shiny splendour. Others sadly neglected and abandoned, knocked down and built over. London is constantly changing, so any painting is a snapshot in time. Imagine these snapshots shrouded in an air of mystery and excitement. Spontaneous yet controlled. Are you ready to look at London in an entirely new manner? Capture that sense of wonder with Artist Cathy Read’s architectural creations. Viewing is by appointment only.
Henley Business School, Greenlands, Henley on Thames RG9 3AU
MORE INFO: Exhibition Enquiries 07818 240116   cathy@cathyreadart.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
24/07/2017 to 05/09/2017 THE DINOSAUR SHOW AT THE LOOKOUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

Give us your best dinosaur ROAR! This REX-CITING live science show is full of fun dinosaur facts, with lots of audience participation. Show runs during Bracknell Forest school holidays and on weekends.
The Look Out Discovery Centre, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01344 354400   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
25/07/2017 to 27/08/2017 THE MAIDENHEAD BEACH - AT NORDEN FARM
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Aloha! The Hawaiian Elvis themed beach is back - all summer long. Relax at a beachside café table while the little ones play in the sand. With weekday Storytelling (£2 per person) and Arts and Crafts Sessions (£5 per child) it’s the perfect way to while away a summer’s day! Look out for our brand new feature - a traditional Hawaiian canoe on the shore. Plus don’t forget to say hi to the friendly shark… she’s really very smiley! Take life at a gentler pace in the Gallery's Secret Cove where you can decorate fishes of the deep and add them to the ocean walls. Get comfy and listen to the sounds of the waves and dolphin chatter while admiring the beautiful birds and tropical textiles, woven by children from local primary schools, or explore the sensory cave made specially for children with SEND.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
27/07/2017 to 16/09/2017 A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Oozing with sophistication and wit, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s A Little Night Music (based on Ingmar Bergman's Smiles on a Summer Night) is a passionate story of intertwined love affairs, regret and longing centred on elegant actress Desirée Armfeldt, and her family and flirtations. When Desirée performs in the town of her former lover, old passions rekindle and during a weekend in the country, the entangled romances of four couples are laid bare. With the magic of music on a summer’s night, love’s joys and complications play out in three quarter time. Filled with beautiful iconic numbers including Send in the Clowns and A Weekend in the Country, this award-winning romantic musical by one of our greatest living composers will be performed by actor musicians for the first time on The Watermill’s stage.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044   boxoffice@watermill.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
08/08/2017 to 13/08/2017 BUGSY MALONE
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Windsor's local community production! Bugsy Malone is set in Chicago in the 1920’s and concerns the battle for criminal supremacy of rival gangs led by Fat Sam and Dandy Dan. Into the mix steps aspiring boxing promoter Bugsy Malone, who becomes involved with aspiring night club singer Blousey Brown and agrees to help Fat Sam turn the tables on his rival. The ‘weapons’ in this story are of course, splurge guns and in the finale just about everyone gets ‘splurged’ before getting up and realising they can all be friends after all.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
11/08/2017 to 13/08/2017 A TEENAGE OPERA - YOUTH MUSICAL THEATRE
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

A Teenage Opera, the magical mystery of musical theatre, transports you back to the zany, psychedelic world of the 1960s. Prepare to be dazzled! Based on the first rock concept album by Mark Wirtz and Keith West with original songs including the 1967 hits Grocer Jack, Weatherman and Sam - recorded at Abbey Road Studios with The Beatles just next door. This captivating new musical from YMT is directed by Avenue Q star Julie Atherton and packed with catchy melodies. Hold onto your seats for this magical merry-do-round, next stop is 1967.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Tatiana 0208 563 7725   marketing@ymtuk.org   Event Web Site
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12/08/2017 to 13/08/2017 NETTLEBED ART AND CRAFT EXHIBITION

An annual event of work by local artists including paintings, drawings and a wide variety of crafts, INCLUDING pottery, jewellery, sculpture, mosaics, and woodturning on show andfor sale over 2 days. Free entry and parking. Teas available on Saturday afternoon and all of Sunday. The show will be opened by a local celebrity at noon on Saturday. There is disabled access, plenty of parking, and teas will be available over the two days we are open to the public. We donate all of our profits to local charities one of which is Sue Ryder Care, Nettlebed.
Nettlebed Community Primary School Hall RG9 5DA
MORE INFO: Rob Molyneux or Susan Byers 01491 641138   art.show@nettlebed.org.uk
13/08/2017 EXPLORE NEWBURY HERITAGE WALK - IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF NEWBURY ARTISTS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Join Jane Burrell on a guided walk of Newbury, exploring artist interpretations. A guided walk within the mainly pedestrian town centre to see how artists have interpreted Newbury’s buildings and street scenes between the 1780s and the mid-20th century. In the days before photography, artists were vital recorders. Arguably, an artist’s eye sees more than a camera lens, and Newbury has been fortunate in having its landmarks recorded - and interpreted - by them.
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
13/08/2017 FAMILY FUN DAY AND ICE CREAM FESTIVAL - AT WINDSOR RACECOURSE

Head to Royal Windsor Racecourse on August 13th 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. Create your own flavour ice cream, sample gourmet style ice creams and watch the magic of liquid nitrogen ice cream throughout the afternoon. Includes funfair rides and face-painting.
Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5EZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01753 498400   office@windsor-racecourse.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
14/08/2017 to 19/08/2017 DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Inspired by the smash hit multi-million selling albums Dreamboats and Petticoats One, Two, Three, Four and Five, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. The dazzling success of the first five albums in the Dreamboats and Petticoats series sent the message loud and clear. With over 2 million copies sold and several weeks at the Number One spot in the compilation charts, the Great British public were saying that they didn’t just want to listen to pure nostalgia: they’d love to see it as well.
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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14/08/2017 to 17/08/2017 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 : Theatre
15/08/2017 THE QUO EXPERIENCE
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

A tribute to the legendary duo. The impressive line up features Shaun Michaels and Dave Crawte who have spent years studying every detail of Rossi and Parfitt's looks, playing styles and stage performances. Joining them are superb keyboardist Graham Partridge, the drummer Alex Bayou and Brian ‘Brino’ Smith on bass.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
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16/08/2017 to 20/08/2017 STREETSCAPES - PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

All the images in this exhibition have been taken within cities and towns. They are contemporary records of urban life, but they are also testament to mankind’s ingenuity in adapting to new and challenging environments. These photographs capture the challenges we face on a daily basis, as well as the lifestyle choices and aesthetic stimulation arising from high population density and cultural diversity. Each of our photographers has emphasised beautiful elements to capture and hold our attention, particularly when the subject material is challenging. STREETSCAPES is a touring photographic exhibition created and supported by The Photographic Angle.
3 Forbury Place, 23 Forbury Road, Reading RG1 3JH
MORE INFO: Lou Griffiths 0800 0287338   info@thephotographicangle   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
17/08/2017 NIGHT OF HE GUITAR - WITH DALE HARRIS AND GUESTS
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Following the success of last year’s event the Night of the Guitar returns featuring Dale Harris and guests. Dale Harris (BA, MA, PhD) is a professional musician, a Doctor Of Musicology, and a classical & electric guitarist. He has played solo classical guitar recitals, performed concerti with orchestra and accompanied music industry legends such as Cliff Richard and Lorne Gibson. 2017 began with Dale winning the GSMC award for Instrumental Musician Of The Year.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 07785 316612   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
18/08/2017 CRUISE ON 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
Leisure : Music
18/08/2017 to 20/08/2017 REWIND SOUTH - THE 80s FESTIVAL

Forty thousand people are expected to attend and main stage acts will include some of the greatest music names of yesteryear. For full schedule, click link below. On Saturday and Sunday nights as the music on the Main Stage finishes, a Fantastic Firework finale will light up the night sky, marking the end of the fun in the arena.
Temple Island Meadows, Henley-on-Thames
MORE INFO: Box Office 0844 8889991   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
18/08/2017 to 27/08/2017 THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Open the wardrobe door and step into CS Lewis’ magical realm of Narnia this summer! Join Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy and with the help of Mr Tumnus, Mr and Mrs Beaver, the mighty Aslan and even Father Christmas join the quest to banish the White Witch and help end her eternal winter once and for all! Performed in the Wilde Theatre and South Hill Park Grounds.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Tatiana 01344 484 123   mail@ymtuk.org   Event Web Site
18/08/2017 JAZZ AT PROGRESS - TOM SMITH SEPTET
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Jazz in Reading is delighted to announce that, in conjunction with Marc Edwards of Brecon Jazz Futures, we have managed to secure the inspiring Tom Smith Septet for the Progress Theatre on Friday 18 August. Led by Tom Smith, BBC Young Jazz Musician Finalist in 2014 and 2016, the band includes many of the most talked about young jazz musicians working in London today. Each member of the septet is on the current jazz circuit, in the capital and nationwide, as sidemen with other groups or leaders in their own right: Will Barry with Jasper Hoiby’s Fellow Creatures, Dave Storey with Tom Barford’s Asterope, Daisy George with Jonny Mansfield Quartet, Olli Martin with Billy Marrows Octet, Alistair Martin with the NYJO and Alex Hitchcock with the Alex Hitchcock Quintet.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2195   enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
18/08/2017 to 19/08/2017 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
18/08/2017 THE HUNDRED WATT CLUB
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Hundred Watt Club return with a glittering, sublime and ridiculous evening of good old fashioned burlesque and cabaret entertainment. Enjoy the sights and sounds of award winning burlesque artists, nail biting vaudeville thrills, rib tickling comedy and our soul soothing chanteuse.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
18/08/2017 AUGUST AFTERNOON RACEDAY AT NEWBURY

Our two-day August fixture, which climaxes on Saturday with Betfred Ladies Day, kicks off with a high-quality card of Flat racing. Winners on the card last year include the unbeaten Mrs Danvers, so it is more than possible you will witness some equine stars of the future whilst enjoying a relaxed, informal atmosphere. 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
Leisure : Days Out
19/08/2017 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
19/08/2017 to 20/08/2017 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 : Museums
19/08/2017 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
19/08/2017 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 : Nights Out
19/08/2017 OVER 25s 30s 40s AND 50s PARTY NIGHT

With a top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from '80s to date these parties are THE place for Over 25s 30s 40s & 50s to dance, romance, meet new people and make new friends. Monthly at Apres Nightclub at The Coppid Beech Hotel. The Nightclub is completely self-contained with its own entrance and boasts two bars, a great dance floor and a sophisticated but relaxed atmosphere where you can mix, dance and mingle. From 9pm till 2.00am.
Apres Nightclub at The Coppid Beech Hotel, John Nike Way, Bracknell RG12 8TF
MORE INFO: Gill or Brian 0800 3134441   info@dance-parties.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
19/08/2017 THE BIG BERKSHIRE BEACH GIG AT NORDEN FARM
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Six of the most exciting local bands and musicians perform on our Courtyard stage and Hawaiian inspired beach. The evening wouldn't be complete without breaks between the acts - so you can soak up the atmosphere on the beach! We are thrilled to share the Big Berkshire Beach Gig 2017 line up - see website link.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
19/08/2017 A GAMBLE WITH DEATH

A Gamble With Death is a murder mystery treasure hunt that sends teams of intrepid detectives to find clues hidden on the streets of Reading. It’s a brand new live-action interactive adventure for families, colleagues and friends. Using their smartphones, players must race around the streets of Reading to find hidden evidence, crack cryptic clues and converse with suspicious-looking characters to catch the culprit – before the time runs out. A Gamble With Death is 3-hour live-action treasure hunt with a difference. Imagine the crystal maze, escape room puzzles, a scavenger hunt, a team of live actors, your smartphone and a murder mystery all got together - with a timer. Local businesses and iconic Reading locations are in on the action too, with clues hidden all around the Town Centre. This new concept sees players working as solo sleuths or as teams of intrepid detectives searching the streets of Reading against the clock, and uniquely allows them to discover hidden gems around the town, explore Reading's history and crack the case in an intriguing new way. The game centres on the Abbey Ruins, which, in this plot, aren’t being restored at all – but are being demolished by notorious businessman, Jack Diamond, to make way for The Golden Abbey Casino. He thought the plans for the Casino were his ace card, but certain individuals weren’t happy, and then his luck finally ran out. A Gamble With Death runs at 12noon and 3pm on Saturday 22nd & 29th July and Saturday 5th August. See website for more.
Forbury Gardens, Reading
MORE INFO: A Gamble With Death   help@agamblewithdeath.com   Event Web Site
19/08/2017 LUNCHTIME GIG - CLASSICAL FOR CHARITY
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

The August edition of Classical For Charity is an exciting journey through the music of the 20th and 21st century, even including one piece written as recently as 2016! It will be another concert of piano music exclusively, performed by Maija and her student Toby who will be taking his Grade 3 piano exam this coming December. The list of composers includes some very famous names such as Claude Debussy and Leevi Madetoja, and also a piece or two from the Finnish contemporary composer Esa Ylivaara, and a lovely piece by a composer from Reading, Mr Vernon Speed. There might even be a sprinkling of jazz hidden somewhere in the programme...
Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST
MORE INFO: Gig Enquiries 0118 986 6788   info@risingsun-artscentre.co.uk   Event Web Site
19/08/2017 BANDORAMMA PRESENTS... AT THE RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

Bandoramma presents The Surfin' Lungs/The Go Go Cult/Horse Rock. The Surfin' Lungs Legendary UK surf kings in rare(ish) gig. Big news in Europe, we’re honoured they are happy to play the RSAC. The Go Go Cult - awesome UK Billy Punks. Plus Horserock, Great UK surf punks.
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
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19/08/2017 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
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
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19/08/2017 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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19/08/2017 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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19/08/2017 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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19/08/2017 READING MONTHLY GENERAL AUCTION SALE

Sales by public auction of antique & later: furniture; pictures; books; collectables; silver; jewellery; china & porcelain; glass; and sundries. Also white goods; garden & workshop tools and equipment; bicycles; garden plants; and household effects. Cars and vans sold for private owners, the Official Receiver and Insolvency Practitioners, and including seized vehicles.
Reading Auction Centre, Great Knollys Street, Reading RG1 7HE
MORE INFO: 0118 950 8611   Event Web Site
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19/08/2017 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
Sport : Football
19/08/2017 MAIDENHEAD UNITED v EBBSLFEET - VANORAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE

Maidenhead United have made a terrific start to their stay in the top flight of non-league football, winning two and drawing one of their first four league games. In their last home game they saw off Hartlepool United, who were a Football League team last season. Now comes Ebbsfleet, one of the teams in the Vanorama who have spent big to try to take the final step up to the Football League. They are on a seriously impressive run of 30 league games without defeat, so this will be a good one for Maidenhead to win!
York Road, Maidenhead SL6 1SF
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01628 636314   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
19/08/2017 BETFAIR LADIES' DAY RACING - PLUS OLLY MURS - AT NEWBURY

One of the UK’s favourite recording artist’s Olly Murs will appear on the Party in the Paddock stage after racing on Saturday 19 August, Betfred Ladies Day. Since Olly shot to fame on ‘X Factor’ in 2009, he has crafted four multi-platinum albums, produced four number one singles, whilst clocking up total record sales exceeding 10 million. Betfred Ladies Day is the social event of the Newbury summer season, combining superb racing including the Betfred Hungerford Stakes, with fashion, glamour and entertainment off-the-track.
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015   info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
20/08/2017 READING DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

When the dragons return to Reading it really will be a great family fun day not to be missed, with the spectacle of the racing on the water alongside many landside attractions from community stalls to landside games and even a bar, there really is something for everyone. Even if you are not participating in the boat racing it will be a festival not to be missed, a picnic and walk by the riverside, surrounded by a great family atmosphere and lots to see and do.
Wokingham Waterside Centre, Earley RG6 1PQ
MORE INFO: Event Team 08452 930897   events@racethedragon.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Music
20/08/2017 FORBURY GARDENS BANDSTAND - THIS WEEK, WOODLEY CONCERT BAND

Make most of a sunny summer’s afternoon and relax and enjoy some wonderful live music in the beautiful surroundings of the Forbury Gardens. Usually 3pm to 4.30 - and free.
Forbury Gardens, Reading Town Centre
MORE INFO: Bandstand Organiser 0118 937 2771   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
20/08/2017 JOHN COUNSELL - FIRST IMPRESSARIO OF THE THEATRE ROYAL WINDSOR
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

John Counsell first came to Windsor with a dream of creating his own theatre company and ran the Theatre Royal Windsor for nearly half a century. Join his daughter Elizabeth Counsell star of Brushstrokes as she tells the many fascinating stories and anecdotes of the penniless actor who had a dream.
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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20/08/2017 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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20/08/2017 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
Leisure : Theatre
21/08/2017 LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

The Concert Hall continues its regular series of lunchtime recitals by local and internationally renowned organists. Recitals begin at 1pm and last for approx 50mins.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
21/08/2017 to 26/08/2017 TRESPASS
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Starring Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty), Judy Buxton (On the Up), Michelle Morris (The Knock) and David Callister (The Bill). Is it really possible to bring a loved-one back from the dead? Christine certainly believes so and has already engaged in various mediums unsuccessful attempts to restore her recently dead, much loved husband, to life. But undeterred by failure, she has now invited Saviello, an Italian medium with a reassuring record of success. Yet is he what he appears to be? And what about his down-to-earth 'manager' Mrs. Amos? In Trespass, Emlyn Williams explores some unusual aspects of the supernatural however be warned, this production may well have youlooking carefully around your bedroom before you reach out for the light switch...
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
21/08/2017 WINDSOR RACES SKY BET SUMMER SPRINT SERIES FINALE + PARTY

Join us for the final #MondayNightRacing of 2017. The perfect party atmosphere with LIVE music from the swinging Chicago Blue Brothers after racing. Not only that celebrate the final Monday Night Racing with the Sky Bet Series Finale. Nine qualifiers have passed with all roads leading to this evening and the feature £75,000 Sky Bet Sprint Series Finale up for grabs. Witness the dash to victory! After racing head to the Paddock Lawn for LIVE music from The Chicago Blues Brothers and Band. Dance the night away by the banks of the River Thames and swing along to all the Blues Brothers hits!
Royal Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5JJ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01753 498400   office@windsor-racecourse.co.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
22/08/2017 ROYALS v MILLWALL - CARABAO CUP 2nd ROUND

Royals have won seven of their last eight league games at the Mad Stad, and also have a Carabao Cup win over Gillingham to their name. So they ought to start favourites against newly-promoted Millwall. It will be no pushover, however, Royals tend not to beat anyone easily, and they may have to grind out this one as well with what is sure to be an experimental line-up.
Madejski Stadium, Nr M4 J11, Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: RFC Ticket Office 0118 968 1313   ticketing@readingfc.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
23/08/2017 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
23/08/2017 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
23/08/2017 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
23/08/2017 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - THIS WEEK, THE GRUFFALO
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Every Wednesday at 10.15am, pre-school children will be treated to stories and singing in the theatre, as well as colouring-in and dressing-up in the bar. Bring your little ones along for a magical experience, topped off as we turn the famous waterwheel. Entry is £3.50 per child (pay when you arrive). Healthy snack and drink provided for children.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
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23/08/2017 AFTERNOON TEA AT ST MARY'S ALDWORTH

Every WEDNESDAY from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m., until end of August, delicious TEAS will be served in the beautiful and historic St Mary's Church. Aldworth is 3 miles west of Streatley on Thames and 12 miles north of Newbury. St Mary's is home to the Aldworth Giants - newly conserved C14 stone effigies of the de la Beche family. Queen Elizabeth the First visited St Mary's to see these amazing effigies, so why not come along too? Our millennium tapestry tells some wondrous stories of Aldworth. The ancient yew tree in the churchyard has stood its ground for over 1000 years! Poet Laurence Binyon (For the Fallen 1914) is buried here.
St Mary’s Church, Aldworth, West Berkshire RG8 9SB
MORE INFO: 01635 578936   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
24/08/2017 READING MUSEUM SURGERY
 READING MUSEUM

Visitors can discover more about the collections, or ask for help in identifying interesting objects (NB no valuations can be given). Every Thursday, in the Box Room.
Reading Museum, The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400   mail@readingmuseum.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
24/08/2017 REVEREND PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band has always been strong on authenticity, playing music that blends blues, ragtime, folk, country and other traditional styles with the sleek modern energy of do-it-yourself, homespun, punk fueled rock. And performing tunes plucked from their lives, their community or from the canonical songbook that fed the Rev. Peyton’s formative creative identity. It’s a mix that’s allowed the band to win fans from all corners of the Americana and rock worlds, and bring a new generation to blues and other forms of American roots music. Led by Reverend Peyton the band also features his wife Breezy Peyton on washboard and Max Senteney on drums.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Dance
25/08/2017 MAIDENHEAD 30s to 50-PLUS PARTY FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES

With top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from '80s to date. These parties are THE place for 30s to 50-Plus to dance, romance, meet new people and make new friends. These parties are VERY POPULAR so it's a good idea to pre-book by visiting website below.
Bird Hills Golf Club, Drift Road, off Hawthorn Hill (A330), Maidenhead SL6 3ST
MORE INFO: Brian Lewis 08003134441   info@dance-parties.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Exhibitions
26/08/2017 to 30/08/2017 PERFORMANCE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Performance was conceived early in 2012 as British excitement grew in anticipation of hosting the Olympics. Local sporting events were photographed as communities played their part in preparing for the Games. Other photographers concentrated on artistic events, from dance and theatre to street performance and music. This exhibition highlights the transitory nature of action-orientated photography. This 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. Free admission - disabled visitors are advised to check with us before visiting an exhibition so that suitable access can be provided.
Thames Valley Park (TVP1 / TVP2), 300 Thames Valley Park Drive, Earley RG6 1PT
MORE INFO: Lou Griffiths 0800 0287338   info@thephotographicangle.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
30/08/2017 to 09/09/2017 HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

One secret love affair. Two disaster-bound dinner parties. Three couples headed for trouble. Following its critically acclaimed West End revival, Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious tale of matrimonial mishaps and London’s funniest comedy of 2016, How The Other Half Loves, will open in Windsor before embarking on a national tour. As Bob and Fiona clumsily try to cover up their affair, their spouses’ intervention only adds to the confusion. William and Mary Featherstone become hopelessly stuck in the middle, falsely accused of adultery and with no idea as to how they’ve become involved. The plot culminates in two disastrous dinner parties on successive nights, shown at the same time, after which the future of all three couples seems in jeopardy…
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Markets
02/09/2017 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 : Theatre
06/09/2017 to 16/09/2017 THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE - BY ALAN AYCKBOURN
 WOKINGHAM THEATRE

Written in 1997, this has been described as one of Ayckbourn's finest plays (Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph). Recently revived to critical acclaim at the Theatre Royal Bath, the play stands the test of time with themes that are universally relevant. It is a multilayered look at the irrational things we do for love, reflected in a multilayered set, featuring typical Ayckbourn classic comic set pieces that will have you laughing and crying at the same time.
Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road Wokingham RG40 5TU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 978 5363   boxoffice@wokinghamtheatre.org.uk   Event Web Site
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07/09/2017 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
Sport : Horse Racing
08/09/2017 to 09/09/2017 FESTIVAL OF FOOD AND WINE RACE WEEKEND AT ASCOT

Enjoy mouth-watering action, on and off the track, at one of summer’s most popular racing weekends combined with a fabulous food and wine festival, in association with delicious. magazine, making it a four-day feasting extravaganza. With Flat racing on Friday and Saturday only, you can also savour and sip top-quality food and drink from over 100 stalls on the Food Avenue with live chef demonstrations and tastings across all four days.
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Box Office 0870 727 1234   enquiries@ascot.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Music
09/09/2017 BRADWAY MUSICAL MAGIC

Singing afternoon for female voices led by local music teacher Suzanne Newman. Come and join us to sing a medley of songs from Broadway shows arranged for 2-part choir.
Charvil Village Hall, The Hawthorns, Charvil, Reading RG10 9TR
MORE INFO: Suzanne Newman 0118 934 0589   suzanneynewman@btinternet.com   Event Web Site
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09/09/2017 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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10/09/2017 MAIDENHEAD FARMERS' MARKET

Enjoy the friendly atmosphere whilst shopping for great fare at Berkshire's longest-running farmers' market. Our 25 stalls offer a huge choice of quality meats, free-range poultry and game, trout, fresh seafish and lobster, award-winning cheeses, preserves, baked goods, seasonal vegetables and fruit, real ales, fruit juice and lots more. Join the customer loyalty scheme at the tea stall to qualify for free vouchers! A FARMA certified market.
Grove Road car park, Park Street, Maidenhead (behind Town Hall) SL6 1LW
MORE INFO: Market Organiser 01628 670272   info@maidenheadfarmersmarket.org.uk   Event Web Site