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Leisure : Museums
02/09/2017 to 15/10/2017 AT HOME WITH ART - TREASURES OF THE FORD COLLECTION
 BASILDON PARK (NATIONAL TRUST)

A new exhibition of inspiring artworks in the South Pavilion. Booking Not Needed.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: Emma Turner 01491 672927   basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
04/09/2017 to 15/10/2017 STRIKING SCULPTURES IN THE GROUNDS AT CLIVEDEN HOUSE

Internationally acclaimed conceptual artist Bernar Venet is bringing a new perspective to the gardens at Cliveden with an exciting outdoor art exhibition. 10 large-scale sculptures, some scaling up to 9 metres high, are placed around the estate, challenging you to re-think the space which has often been home to new and striking art.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire SL1 8NS
MORE INFO: Cliveden Administrator 01628 605069   clivedenpress@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Exhibitions
05/09/2017 to 06/01/2018 EARLIEST EUROPEANS - HOW DID OUR ANCESTORS SURVIVE?
 READING MUSEUM

This display curated by Dr Rob Hosfield of the University of Reading’s Archaeology Department and Dr James Cole of the University of Brighton’s School of Environment & Technology will introduce our earliest ancestors and show how they survived in ‘Ice Age’ Europe. It will include casts of skulls, tools, and video footage reconstructing how those tools might have been used. Linked to a wider project on the earliest humans and the climatic challenges they faced, run by Dr Hosfield and Dr Cole and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Look out for the related talk and flintknapping activity!
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
28/09/2017 to 21/10/2017 LOOT - BY JOE ORTON
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Uproarious slapstick meets dubious morals as two young friends stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in an occupied coffin, attempting to hide their spoils from the attentions of a psychopathic policeman, a gold-digging nurse and a grieving widower. A darkly comic masterpiece, Joe Orton’s classic farce Loot shocked and delighted audiences in equal measure when the play premiered five decades ago, winning the Evening Standard Best Play award.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044   boxoffice@watermill.org.uk   Event Web Site
28/09/2017 to 18/11/2017 PERFECT WEDDING
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Imagine... A bridegroom wakes in the bridal suite on his wedding morning, with his bride-to-be about to arrive at any moment, and finds beside him – a naked girl. What’s more, an extremely attractive naked girl whom, in the depths of his post stag night hangover, he can’t remotely remember having been introduced to. Imagine also that during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed, the bride arrives and the girl is trapped in the bathroom. Imagine further that the only way out of the dilemma is to persuade the best man to pretend that the hidden girl is his girlfriend but that his real girlfriend is to be kept ignorant of the fact! By the time the bride’s parents and half the hotel staff get in on the act the chaos reaches nuclear proportions. This hilarious play moves at the speed of light with a riot a minute that will leave you aching with laughter.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
01/10/2017 to 02/11/2017 BASILDON PARK HOUSE DRESSED FOR DINNER AT 8 - AS IT USED TO BE

You are invited to experience the house dressed ready for one of Lord and Lady Iliffe's infamous dinner parties. Go on a house tour at 11am or 11:30am or wander round for yourself from 12pm. The curtains have been drawn, the crystal chandeliers are sparkling and the table is set ready for guests to arrive. The Octagon room, Dining room and other grand rooms of the house will be dressed as you've never seen them before. Lord and Lady Iliffe were famous for the weekend parties they laid on, including the decadent dinner parties that went with them. Now, you too have the opportunity to experience the glamour and opulence of a country house evening party.
Basildon Park Lower Basildon Reading RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: The Administrator 0118 984 3040   http://reading-guide.co.uk/photos/Dinner8.jpg   Event Web Site
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01/10/2017 to 31/01/2018 CHILDREN'S TUDOR ANIMAL TRAIL AT THE VYNE
 THE VYNE (NATIONAL TRUST)

Deer, horses and falcons are just some of the creatures you may have seen at The Vyne in 1535. See if you can spot the animals that played an important part in Tudor life. Pick up your trail from Visitor Reception and keep an eye out for animals scattered across The Vyne. Normal admission applies. Booking Not Needed. Children are most welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01256 883858   thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
02/10/2017 to 31/01/2018 TUDOR SECRETS AT THE VYNE - SELF-GUIDED TOUR
 THE VYNE (NATIONAL TRUST)

At the site visited by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn in 1535, pick up your self-guided tour at Visitor Reception and uncover hidden secrets contained in The Vyne's surviving Tudor features.
The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01256 883858   thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
02/10/2017 to 30/11/2017 THE STATUE TRAIL AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

Cliveden has an extensive and important statue collection on display around the estate. This trail is a self-led walk offering you the chance to learn the history behind how these statues have ended up at Cliveden.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0JA
MORE INFO: Sian Burgess 01628 605069   cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure :
12/10/2017 to 15/10/2017 READING'S OKTOBERFEST AT STATION HILL

This year Reading celebrates 70 years of being twinned with Düsseldorf and what better way to celebrate than with the legendary Oktoberfest festival! From the people behind The Après Ski Bar and The Village comes a weekend of Bavarian fun! Step into our huge marquee bier hall situated directly outside Reading train station and get fully immersed in Oktoberfest culture. With live music, sing-a-longs, traditional food and Steins and Steins of authentic Bier! Friday evening 6pm - 11pm… Saturday afternoon 12noon - 5pm… Saturday evening 6pm - 11pm… Sunday 15th October - 12noon - 6pm (Family Day - Kids Welcome). NOTE: Apart from Sunday, Oktoberfest Reading is STRICTLY 18+ and all attendees must have valid photo ID.
Station Hill, Reading RG1 1LZ
MORE INFO:   info@wepop.co.uk   Event Web Site
12/10/2017 to 14/10/2017 SHINFIELD PLAYERS THEATRE OPEN DAY
 SHINFIELD PLAYERS THEATRE

The story of their lives and loves of 2 friends meeting again for the first time since the 1980's They reminisce over the old days, truths come back to haunt them, but will their friendship survive. Set in Rebecca's nightclub in Reading, plenty of chances to join in and enjoy those classic 80's tunes.
Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, Reading RG2 9DF
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 975 8880   Event Web Site
12/10/2017 to 21/10/2017 PROGRESS THEATRE - HAMLET
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

William Shakespeare’s most famous play is given a new twist on the Progress stage. In a world which parallels our own, Hamlet mourns the loss of her royal father whilst her uncle seizes the throne and takes her newly-widowed mother as his Queen. An encounter with her father’s ghost drives Hamlet to agonies of despair and the edge of madness. Should she suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune? Or take arms against a sea of troubles?
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2169   enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
12/10/2017 to 14/10/2017 BEING GORDON GREENIDGE
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

In 1965, a 14 year old Gordon Greenidge from St Peter, Barbados landed in a stark cold town called Reading. He went on to become one of the most successful cricketers in history, and was an integral part of the all-conquering West Indies side from 1974-91. 'Being Gordon Greenidge' charts Gordon's rise to international fame from humble beginnings in 60's Reading, celebrating the huge impact his West Indian cricket team had on the Caribbean community.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Dance
13/10/2017 BRACKNELL OVER 25s PARTY FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES

Top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from '80s to date. These parties are THE place for Over 25s to dance, romance, meet new people and make new friends. Monthly at Apres Nightclub. The club 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 2am.
Apres Nightclub at The Coppid Beech Hotel, John Nike Way, Bracknell, RG12 8TF
MORE INFO: Brian Lewis 0800 3134441   info@dance-parties.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
13/10/2017 WHY THE WHALES CAME
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Multi-awardwinning performer and storyteller Danyah Miller vividly brings to life another enchanting tale by Michael Morpurgo. Created by the same team who brought you the acclaimed and much-loved production of ‘I Believe in Unicorns’, ‘Why The Whales Came’ is full of fun, mystery and adventure. Children Gracie and Daniel have been forbidden to go near the mysterious and seemingly dangerous Birdman. But messages and clues intrigue them and, after being lost at sea in the fog and stranded on his tiny island, they begin to unravel the Birdman’s secrets, the villagers’ fears and superstitions and learn why the whales came to the island.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
13/10/2017 POETS' CAFÉ - JACK UNDERWOOD
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Reading's longest running - and best loved - poetry platform, is held on the second Friday of every month and is open to all. Promoted by South Street in association with The Poetry Society's Reading Stanza group who host the evenings and programme the fantastic guest poets. Every month there is also an opportunity to read your own poetry in our open mic section.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
13/10/2017 ST PETERSBURG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Prokofiev’s lively Classical Symphony takes Haydn’s symphonies as its affectionate model, successfully updating the form to the early twentieth century. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Arabian Nights fantasy is full of memorable moments as the beautiful Scheherazade spins her enthralling tales. Tchaikovsky’s powerful Fourth Symphony is one of his most successful works. The opening fanfare, said to represent the power of fate, is followed by a lyrical slow movement and pizzicato scherzo. In the finale, the fanfare returns to striking effect as the work drives to its thrilling conclusion.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
14/10/2017 to 15/10/2017 CARTERS' VINTAGE STEAM FUNFAIR

Carters Steam Fair is believed to be the largest travelling vintage funfair in the world and returns to Prospect Park. FREE ENTRY to our fairground, FREE FIREWORKS Saturday 9pm. Rides and attractions for all ages: from small-children rides to exciting thrill rides. Traditional side-stall games like Hook-a-Duck, Coconut Sheet andmany more. Classic fairground food. Unique opportunity to experience vintage rides dating back from 1890s to the 1960s. For a great atmosphere, unique opportunity and an unforgettable day-out look no further! FREE ENTRY. Open Saturday 12noon-10pm; Sunday 12noon-8pm. Fireworks Saturday 9pm.
Holyport Green, Holyport SL6 2JL
MORE INFO: 01628 822221   info@cartersentertainment.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Music
14/10/2017 CONCERTS IN CAVERSHAM - JAZZ AT ST ANDREW'S

Concerts in Caversham are branching out and are delighted to announce their first ever Evening of Jazz. The Simon Lasky Quartet, featuring vocalist Jessica Radcliffe will present an evening of the All American Songbook - Jazz Standards plus some exciting new works by our brilliant pianist, Simon Lasky. Simon Bates on saxophone and clarinet, and Robert Rickenberg on bass, will also play in what promises to be a superb evening of relaxing and entertaining music.
St Andrew’s Church, Albert Road, Caversham RG4 7PL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 948 4112   music@standrewscaversham.org   Event Web Site
14/10/2017 OXJAM READING TAKEOVER

We’re back for our 6th year! OXJAM Reading is the biggest Music Festival in Reading after Reading Festival! Our mission is simple - to get Reading rocking whilst raising as much money as possible for Oxfam! To date we have raised over £50,000 for Oxfam. ​ OXJAM Reading Takeover 2017 will return on Saturday 14th October, taking over 8 Reading venues with over 70 great bands playing from noon till late. There’s absolutely no excuse to not be involved in the fun so put Saturday 14th October in your diary! Venues Include: Oakford Social Club, Public, The Butler, The Sun Inn, The Purple Turtle, Pavlov's Dog, Milk, Readipop and The Oxjam Bus in Broad Street outside Sainsbury's from 11am - 6pm. All venues except for Readipop are 18+ and will require ID for entry.
Various venues around Reading
MORE INFO: Rachael Craven   oxjamreadingtakeover@gmail.com   Event Web Site
14/10/2017 THE TAMESIS CHAMBER CHOIR AND ALDWORTH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Tamesis Chamber Choir and Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra (APO) reunite for a performance that promises to be even more exciting than the epic Mahler symphony they performed to a delighted audience last year. The Great Hall at Reading University is a fitting venue for a night of beautiful, majestic choral music, starting with the excitement and elation of ‘Toward the Unknown Region’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams and the dramatic intensity of ‘Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), by Richard Strauss. Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna is a classic of new American choral writing, with old world structures and new world spirit intertwining, at once sensuous and spare. The exhilarating evening finishes with the challenging, exciting Chichester Psalms, written by Leonard Bernstein eight years after West Side Story.
The Great Hall, University of Reading, London Road Campus, Reading RG1 5AQ
MORE INFO: 0118 934 3200   Event Web Site
Leisure : Nights Out
14/10/2017 A MELODY FOR MURDER

Following the sell-out success of A Gamble With Death, the team are back this Autumn with A Melody For Murder. Get ready for a brand new murder mystery treasure hunt that sends teams of intrepid detectives into a web of blackmail, lies and deceit as they try to discover #WhoKilledStellaChord. Using their smartphones, players must race around the streets of Reading to find hidden evidence, crack cryptic clues and converse with suspicious characters to catch the culprit – before the time runs out. The game centres around the murder of multi-millionaire singer and long-time diva, Stella Chord, who was rehearsing The Bel Canto Melody for her 100th concert at The Hexagon in Reading. But a lighting rig came crashing down - and she never reached the final bars. Police suspect the dramatic finish to the piece wasn't quite what she had in mind.
Queens Walk Plaza, Reading
MORE INFO: Richard Alexander   help@amelodyformurder.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
14/10/2017 LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Step back in time to the golden era of music where the jukebox roared and feet didn't touch the floor. Get your dancing shoes at the ready, grab yourself a milkshake and relax - you are in for an evening of back to back hits from the 1950s and 60s! A musical journey from the birth of Rock n Roll through to the Beat Group sounds of the British Invasion and beyond, the show is packed with over forty hits from the likes of Connie Francis, Brenda Lee, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Ronettes, Cliff Richard, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield and many more.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
14/10/2017 LOUISA OMIELAN - AM I RIGHT, LADIES?
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan is bringing her smash hit show 'Am I Right Ladies!?' to Reading. Her first show 'What Would Beyonce Do?!' was hailed as 'one of the biggest stand up hits of the last decade' (The Guardian) and was launched on BBC3 as a stand up special and this is the follow up! Her joke on the Thigh Gap went viral with millions of views.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
14/10/2017 THANKYOU FOR THE MUSIC - ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO ABBA AND THE BEE GEES
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Join the fantabba-ulous party of the year as the 40th anniversary of ABBA’s greatest hit Dancing Queen is celebrated in sequin-spangled style. ABBA and Bee Gees classics abound. Record-breaking movies, smash-hit West End musicals, chart-topping albums and singles – ABBA’s incredible legacy now lives on in concert with this international smash-hit show. Dancing kings and queens – have the time of your lives with the all-time greatest party-time extravaganza.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
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14/10/2017 to 15/10/2017 FLOWER FESTIVAL AT PANGBOURNE COLLEGE - A CENTURY OF CHANGE

This year Pangbourne College celebrates its 100th Birthday and the creation of its school chapel: The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel, which was opened by HM The Queen in 2000. The Chapel is a ‘living’ National memorial: not only is it a memorial to those who gave their lives in 1982 for the liberation of the Falkland Islands, but also a chapel and concert hall. Using College and Chapel artefacts and photographs, this Festival reveals how much the school has changed over its 100-­--year history and remembers those who paid the ultimate sacrifice 35 years ago. The Centenary Pangbourne College book by Old Pangbournian, Robin Knight, as well as ‘Just to see His Name’ by former Headmaster, Anthony Hudson, will be on sale too. COMMUNITY EVENT: Over 40 flower arrangers; twelve flower clubs from Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire; as well as Pangbourne College Art Department are participating in this unique event.
Falklands Islands Memorial Chapel, Pangbourne College, RG8 8LA
MORE INFO: Alex Garnier 0118 984 2101   alex.garnier@pangbourne.com   Event Web Site
Local Information :
14/10/2017 THAMES VALLEY ANCIENT EGYPT SOCIETY LECTURE - EGYPTOLOGY LECTURE

Egyptian Decrees, Biographies, Accounts and Formulae in the Age of the Pyramids: A Look at the people of the Old Kingdom through the written word. Dr. Nigel Strudwick will look at the people of the Old Kingdom through the written word. It was at this time that continuous texts first appeared. Kings left decrees of exemptions for temples and official created elaborate tombs with inscriptions. Some early papyri show ordinary people at work and give clues to the temple rituals.
Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ
MORE INFO: 01491 838803   Event Web Site
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14/10/2017 to 15/10/2017 ASCOT FASHION WEEKEND

Boutique fashion event featuring 130 stylish clothing and accessory companies you won’t find on the high street. Dress yourself from top to toe from a choice of sensational outfits, jewellery, shoes, hats, handbags and cosmetics suitable for leisure, work, pleasure, holidays, evenings and special occasions. All under one roof with free parking and licensed restaurant.
Ascot Racecourse, High St, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Noelle Walsh 01367 860017   enquiry@ukgrandsales.co.uk   Event Web Site
Sport : Rugby Union
14/10/2017 LONDON IRISH v EDINBURGH - EURO CHALLENGE CUP

After winning their first match of the season in fine style at Twickenham, London Irish have not tasted victory since. They've been improving week on week, however, and hope their luck will turn today in the European Challenge Cup group game against Edinburgh.
Madejski Stadium, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 968 1016   contact@london-irish.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
15/10/2017 THE GREAT BIG TREE CLIMBING AT GREYS COURT
 GREYS COURT (NATIONAL TRUST)

As part of the National Trust's 50 things to do before you're 11 and 3/4's campaign we bring you The Great Big Tree Climbing Company. Two highly skilled and friendly instructors can help all ages reach new heights in a fantastic tree in Greys Court. They will teach you how to enter a tree's canopy using ropes, knots and karabiners, whilst being securely attached in a harness at all times. Once at the top of the tree you will gain an experience which can't be found on the ground and if you're feeling brave take a branch walk before being lowered back down! Booking Essential.
Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4PG
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01491 628529   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
15/10/2017 FESTIVAL OF THE SPOKEN NERD
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

The Nerds are back with a brand new tour. Since their last tour, experiments guy Steve Mould, geek songstress Helen Arney and stand-up mathematician Matt Parker have featured on BBC2’s QI, created a genuinely experimental comedy show for BBC Radio 4 and played the Hammersmith Apollo with Professor Brian Cox. Together they’ll be buffing up a veritable Periodic Table of new science, songs, and spreadsheets that will tickle your ribs and light your Bunsen burner. Full Frontal Nerdity guaranteed!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Sport : Bowls
15/10/2017 WHITEKNIGHTS INDOOR BOWLS CLUB OPEN DAY

Give bowling a try at Reading's leading indoor bowls club. Our Open Days are on Sunday 1st October and Sunday 15th October 2017, 10.30am to 2.00pm (just turn up at a time that suits you best). Everyone welcome, ladies and gents, complete beginners and experienced bowlers. Try your hand at bowling on the day with our qualified coaches (please bring flat-soled shoes such as trainers). Whiteknights offers superb bowling on seven quality rinks, lounge, dining room, well-stocked bar, cafe and ample parking. You'll receive a warm welcome from our Club Manager, England international bowler Andy Knapper.
Whiteknights Indoor Bowls Club, Beech Lane, Earley RG6 5PT
MORE INFO: Andy Knapper 0118 986 0759   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
16/10/2017 TAP FACTORY
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Tap Factory is an International hit-show for all the family, featuring urban tap dance, percussion, comedy and acrobatics. Tap Factory is so much more than a tap show - full of high energy dance, explosive percussion and unbelievable acrobatics, all wrapped up in a fun-filled evening. The stunning live music and choreography is created from the most ordinary of objects by a highly talented, internationally renowned cast of award-winning tap dancers.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
16/10/2017 MAGIC NIGHT AT THE MILL, SONNING
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Join us for a night of incredible magic from the world famous and prestigious magic circle. Dan Hudson presents the show with his magic friends who promise to amaze and astound you with their contemporary, skilfull and compelling magic tricks. As well as using classic props, previous magic acts at The Mill have borrowed everyday items from audience members to really personalise this unique and clever show. Dan can make your watch disappear, ring disappear, and even turn your £5 note into £50 – all in the palm of your hand!
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   admin@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Entertainment
17/10/2017 to 29/10/2016 JAY MILLER'S CIRCUS

Jay Millers Circus, now in its 30th year, returns by popular demand celebrates with an all new presentation. It’s the show that all members of the family will enjoy. Along with our very popular zany man of mirth and humour, Clown PEPPI, an International cast of Circus artistes from around the world await you to perform for your entertainment, many of whom have never before been seen in the UK. Don't miss the incredible Bendy man, the only Circus in the UK to present this routine! Don't miss whirlwind roller skating, sky high globe walkers, daring aerial artistry, the illusion of quick change and much more in this two-hour Spectacular. Advance booking is advised to avoid any disappointment, however seats are usually available on the day, but please be early. Traditional Circus entertainment under the heated Big Top.
Grounds of Milestones Museum, Basingstoke RG22 6PG
MORE INFO: Box Office 07976 655180   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
17/10/2017 to 20/10/2017 SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Shakespeare Schools Foundation is proud to present the world’s largest youth drama festival. Join us for an exhilarating evening of theatre, with a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by your schools. In the celebratory finale of their Festival journey, students from local primary, secondary and special schools will unite for thrilling performance evenings.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
17/10/2017 to 21/10/2017 RELATIVE VALUES
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Cultures collide in Noël Coward’s sophisticated three act comedy! An English Earl plans to marry an American actress, to the great dismay of his well-to-do family. His mother, the Countess, plots to shatter the engagement and retain the status quo. Matters soon become complicated when the family maid unexpectedly threatens to resign following the happy couple’s arrival and the actress’s former flame drunkenly crashes the affair.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
18/10/2017 to 19/10/2017 TODDLER DAYS AT THE LOOKOUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

Toddlers are always welcome at The Look Out, but on our Toddler Days we have extra activities for children under 5 years old. Come and enjoy our fun crafts, story-telling sessions and face/hand painting. Prizes for children who come in fancy dress to match the woodland animals theme!
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
Leisure : Theatre
18/10/2017 JOHN LILL - PIANO CONCERT
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

John Lill is a familiar face to Classical Music Alive audiences, most recently as soloist with various orchestras, but it is some time since we welcomed him to The Concert Hall as a solo recitalist. Unanimously described as one of the leading pianists of his generation, John Lill’s career spans over 55 years, during which time he has given over 4000 concerts.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
18/10/2017 RAF BAND IN CONCERT
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

To mark the 70th anniversary of the US Air Force, the Royal Air Force’s finest musicians will perform a 'Stars & Stripes' flavoured musical tribute to their fellow aviators for this year’s RAF in Concert Tour. With big band numbers from the swing era, rock & roll, Motown and standards from the Great American Songbook, music stars from the United States have helped provide the soundtrack to our lives over the past seven decades. The programme of music will include Send in the Clowns, Hoe Down, Stars and Stripes March and I Left My Heart in San Francisco.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
18/10/2017 AHIR SHAH - CONTROL
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

In an age of global socio-political turmoil, Shah presents a show about freedom, fascism, history, hope, resistance and milk. Ahir's last show enjoyed packed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Soho Theatre, and a national tour. In it, he theorised that we were being tugged in contradictory directions by a potential brighter future and resurgent worst of the past. He's currently trying to work out how to build that future in a time when the past appears to be winning. He's got loads of jokes about it.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
18/10/2017 to 21/10/2017 SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

When her wealthy step-son – urged on by his money-grabbing wife - cheats them of their fortune, Mrs Henry Dashwood and her three daughters; Elinor, Marianne and Margaret are left penniless. They are forced to leave the comforts of Norland Park, their family home and rely upon the charity of a distant relative Sir John Middleton and relocate to chilly Barton Cottage. When John Willoughby, a handsome stranger, arrives at the cottage with a rain drenched Marianne in his arms, the sisters think that their fortunes are changed forever. Eminently sensible Elinor pines privately for quiet, kind-hearted Edward Ferrars, while the impulsive Marianne loses herself in the idea of her hero on horseback. Young Margaret however, would just prefer crabs to men anyday!
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Local Information :
18/10/2017 HISTORY OF READING SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETING - HISTORY OF READING SCHOOL

The History of Reading Society continue their 2017 monthly gatherings with a talk by Ken Brown and Chris Widdows on the History of Reading School. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start at Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading, RG1 3BE. Free entry to members, £2 for visitors. Membership forms available at all Reading and Wokingham libraries and in selected outlets around Reading, or at our monthly indoor meetings. There will also be the opportunity to purchase the new book by David Cliffe entitled Picture Palace to Penny Plunge, about Reading's cinemas. This is the first of what we hope will be many books funded by the History of Reading Society.
Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BE
MORE INFO: Vicki Chesterman   vickichesterman@yahoo.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
19/10/2017 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
19/10/2017 STEWART LEE - CONTENT PROVIDER
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart’s first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
19/10/2017 PAUL ZERVAS AND KATHRYN PEPPER
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Zervas and Pepper are a 6-piece band centred around songwriters Paul Zervas and Kathryn Pepper. Hailed by taste makers for their Exquisitely harmonised, blissed out folk rock by MOJO magazine. The band has been back in the studio creating their follow up album to critically acclaimed albums Lifebringer (2013) and Abstract Heart (2015).
Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
19/10/2017 CATHERINE IRETON - FOR ALL THE FIRES NOT YET LIT
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Claire Lyons’ fiancé doesn’t think she should make a speech at the wedding reception, neither does her mother. And yesterday, she stayed swimming in the slow lane, despite her legs wanting to push her faster. And so it is that a morning outing to get a coffee turns into a quest for Claire to locate her brave bone, surprising herself and others. Over the next 24 hours Claire goes on a protest, makes friends with a shoplifter, ends up in a prison cell and wakes with a very different view of what is and isn’t possible.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
19/10/2017 TO HELEN BACK
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Analysing sickness, health and what it really means to recover, Helen Seymour admits you into a surreal hospital to create a funny, unique and powerful theatrical experience.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
19/10/2017 KATHERINE RYAN'S GLITTER ROOM
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Star of Live at the Apollo, Would I Lie to You?, A League of Their Own, The Jonathan Ross Show and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Katherine Ryan is a writer, performer and stand-up comedian who's dominating the UK television and live comedy scenes. The razor sharp and hilariously funny Canadian returns to the stage with this new highly anticipated show, hot on the heels of two sell-out nationwide tours of Kathbum.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
19/10/2017 WILD LIFE
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

A comedy horror from the masters of visual theatre – Ding Foundation. The story of an ordinary woman's journey to an extraordinary dimension. From behind the walls of her flat, something is emerging. A feeling. A sound. Definitely, something’s there – maybe a plant or a creature? Compelled to investigate, she is drawn into a surreal world of transformations to discover what or who lies beneath. Using puppets, music and physical performance, Wild Life is a feast for the senses and the mind,
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
Leisure : Dance
20/10/2017 MAIDENHEAD 30s to 60s PARTY FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES

These parties are THE place for 30s to 60s to dance, romance, meet new people and make new friends. From 8.30pm till 1am Top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from '80s to date. These parties are popular so it's a good idea to pre-book via website below. Gents collared shirt required. No trainers, T shirts, jumpers, etc. Right of admission reserved.
Bird Hills Golf Club, Drift Rd, Hawthorn Hill (A330), nr Maidenhead, SL6 3ST
MORE INFO: Gill or Brian 0800 3134441   info@dance-parties.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
20/10/2017 THE HIUNTING OF THE SNARK
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

All aboard! The ship is departing! All children, animals and silly people welcome! The impossible voyage of an improbable crew to hunt an imaginary creature is brought magically to life in this sparkling musical comedy adventure for 4 to 94 year olds. Enter the imaginative world of Alice in Wonderland creator, Lewis Carroll, in this brand new, highly original, ultra-modern adaptation inspired by his much loved classic poem. Fresh from London’s West End, this show features five high-energy actors, life-like puppets, fantastical characters, and lashings of daft humour.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Bahareh Ghazinoori 0117 927 9423   admin@josarsby.com   Event Web Site
20/10/2017 LIVE MUSIC - MARTIN SIMPSONBR> ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY
The intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength - every gig is a masterclass. He travels the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing. 40 years later and Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
20/10/2017 ELLIE TAYLOR - THIS GUY
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Following a sell-out Edinburgh Festival season and 2016 tour, Ellie presents an unmissable new stand-up show discussing whether or not she should breed. Ellie has starred on BBC1's Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and The John Bishop Show, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats and BBC Radio 4's The Now Show presents.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
20/10/2017 to 21/10/2017 THRILLER - LIVE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Direct from London’s West End, where it is now in its record breaking 9th year, Thriller Live is a spectacular concert created to celebrate the career of the world’s greatest entertainer. Seen by over four million people in over 30 countries, Thriller Live continues to moonwalk around the world, taking you on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history. You will experience over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to Jackson’s incredible live performances and innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion, this is a show that you will never forget.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
20/10/2017 JIM MULLEN - JAZZ GUITAR
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Winner of multiple British Jazz Awards Jim is known internationally for his great swinging, soulful style. He was also one half of the pioneering jazz funk band Morrissey-Mullen. He is supported by one of Ronnie Scott's favourite rhythm sections: Robin Aspland (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
20/10/2017 BLAIR DUNLOP WITH BROOKE SHARKEY
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

One of folk's most talented young storytellers, Blair Dunlop is back. Showcasing songs from brand new album 4 Walls, (not released until early 2018) you can hear this exciting material for the first time live on stage, in what is sure to be a great evening of adventurous music. Building on the success of his previous three albums, increasing airplay on BBC Radio 2 and a BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award, Blair's song writing and innovative approach to traditional music is going from strength to strength. He is joined by special guest Brooke Sharkey, whose distinctive and beguiling vocal style earned her a place in The Guardian's Future 50.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
21/10/2017 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
21/10/2017 to 29/10/2017 THE FIRE AND LIGHT SHOW AT THE LOOKOUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

This live science show is full of fantastic demonstrations to FIRE your imagination! Watch us create light, and see the amazing tornado of fire! There is no need to pre-book tickets for the shows; tickets can be purchased from reception on the day. Suitable for children age 5+. 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: Events Organiser 01344 354400   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 to 29/10/2017 HALF-TERM ACTIVITIES AT THE MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE
 MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE

Visit the new galleries during your holidays and discover the exciting new displays and interactive games. Try out our new trails in the galleries, including the Rat Trail. Get your hands on real museum objects with our Object Handling volunteers (Weds, Sat & Sun 1-3pm). Discover the Shepherd’s Hut in the garden, full of beautiful knitted decorations and animals to play with, all created by the Mewes Knitters. Play with our new games and toys, including a fabulous model farm in the welcome area. Book to take part in our 3-day Art & Heritage Arts Award workshop, run by jelly.
6 Redlands Rd, Reading RG1 5EX
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 0118 378 8660   merlevents@reading.ac.uk   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 to 22/10/2017 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
21/10/2017 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
21/10/2017 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 : Theatre
21/10/2017 RAY MEARS - BORN TO GO WILD
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Recognised worldwide as an authority on bushcraft and survival, Ray acquired his unique skills through his work in some of the world's most uninhabitable and harshest environments. From a very young age Ray discovered the joys of exploring the Wilderness, the most intact, undisturbed wild natural areas left on our planet. His fascination with this environment that has not been modified by civilized human activity, has greatly shaped his life.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 AFRICAN NIGHT FEVER - HABIB KOITE AND BAMADA PLUS SURA SUSSO
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

One of Africa’s most respected guitarists Habib Koite gives his first UK performances in a decade joined by his band Bamada. His music is rooted in Malian and West African rhythms and melodies, while embracing a variety of musical styles including blues, flamenco and Afro-Cuban. Habib’s cadenced vocals come in eight languages from Bambara and Mandinka, to French and Spanish. Coming from a line of griots, West African troubadours, Habib made music from a young age, honing his craft on the streets of Bamako. Later, after studying classical guitar, he developed his signature style, tuning to the pentatonic scale and playing on open strings while adopting a method of fingerpicking reminiscent of the kora.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 WHOLE LOTTA LED
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

On 19th November 1971 Led Zeppelin released what was to become one of the greatest albums of all time - Led Zeppelin IV. Over the next few months Whole Lotta Led will be performing a few of their special Led Zeppelin IV shows to celebrate this incredible album. Led Zeppelin IV is unquestionably one of the greatest albums of all time, containing an astonishing range of musical styles, from the dirty blues of 'When The Levee Breaks', to the sublime 'Going To California' and not forgetting the all time classic 'Stairway To Heaven'. The first half of this special show will consist of a selection of songs from Led Zeppelin's vast back catalogue. The second half features the whole of Led Zeppelin IV played in the same sequence as the original LP.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246   boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 BOB DRURY - VIVA NEIL DIAMOND
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Bob Drury's highly acclaimed one-man show returns with all the hits. Expect Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, I'm a Believer, Red Red Wine, Sweet Caroline and some lesser known songs that will become your favourites by the end of the evening.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997   boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 CHOLSEY SILVER BAND BENEFIT CONCERT
 WALLINGFORD CORN EXCHANGE

Cholsey Silver Band present a concert at St. Mary-Le-More Church in aid of the Corn Exchange Wallingford refurbishment. Conducted by Peter Church, the band will play a varied programme including Oh Listen To The Band, Alfie, Is This The Way To Amarillo, All That Joy, Come Fly With Me, Benedictus, Slaidburn, Mack The Knife and many more.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Wallingford OX10 0EG
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 651127   Info@cornexchange.org.uk   Event Web Site
21/10/2017 BANDORAMA - LITTLE RED, OCEAN RUINS AND JONATHAN AMPHLETT
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

LITTLE RED - A critically-acclaimed Indie-Folk outfit about to release their second album. Championed by BBC Radio, Nightshift Magazine and signed to All Will Be Well Records. OCEAN RUINS - a melodic trio, with fierce vocals and 90's alt rock inspired guitars, their style has been likened to bands such as The Pixies, Wolf Alice, Yeah Yeah Yeahs & early PJ Harvey. In 2015 the Berkshire band released their debut EP titled 'Hope' which found favour with BBC Introducing and they signed to Oxford indie label 'All Will Be Well Records' in January 2016. JONATHAN AMPHLETT - 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
21/10/2017 JEREMY HARDY
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Jeremy is in his 4th decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 33 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 33 years to go. In 2014, the tenth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation was broadcast on Radio 4. He is also well known for his appearances on The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Indeed, Alan Bennett recently said he likes him but he’s only on the radio.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
21/10/2017 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 :
21/10/2017 18th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION - THAMES VALLEY FARMERS MARKET (READING)

Reading Farmers’ Market is a friendly, twice-a-month event, showcasing fantastic local food and drink. Many of our traders and customers have been attending the market since it started in 1999 and there is a strong community feel. Everything is sold direct from our local farmers, bakers, conservers and brewers, have a chat and discover the story behind the produce! The market is held undercover, in the auction house at the Cattle Market. There is cheap parking (on street, or in the Cattle Market car park next door - 50p for 1hr, £2.60 for 2 hrs) and it’s a short walk to town. The producers below typically attend the market, but attendance does vary, due to seasonality of produce. Sign up to our weekly newsletter, or follow our Facebook or Twitter pages, for regular updates on who will be attending.
The Cattle Market, Great Knollys Street, Reading RG1 7HD
MORE INFO: Kathryn McCann 07956 426821   kathryn@katcreative.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
21/10/2017 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 :
21/10/2017 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
Pubs : Entertainment
21/10/2017 ALL JAZZ QUARTET AT THE JOLLY ANGLERS

All Jazz Quartet performing a range of classic jazz, swing, singalong and latin, featuring Rima on sax, Helen on vocals and piano, David on bass and Kate on drums.
The Jolly Anglers, 314 - 316 Kennetside, Reading RG1 3EA
MORE INFO: Helen Moore 07788 861992   helenmoore8@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
21/10/2017 QIPCO BRITISH CHAMPIONS DAY AT ASCOT

QIPCO British Champions Day, now in its seventh year, is the finale of the European Flat racing season. It's the richest raceday in the British calendar and the chance to see the World's finest horses and jockeys battle it out for their slice of history. As the culmination of the QIPCO British Champions Series, this raceday features the end-of-season championship races for Ten-furlong horses (The Champion Stakes), Milers (The Queen Elizabeth II Stakes), Sprinters (six furlongs), Long distance horses (two miles) and Fillies and Mares (one mile and four furlongs).
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Box Office 0870 727 1234   enquiries@ascot.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
22/10/2017 ELVIS ONE MORE TIME
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Join Charles Stone, Elvis’ Tour Producer from 1970-1977, and highly endorsed UK Elvis Tribute, Gary Jay, for a unique tribute to The King! Backed by a fantastic live band, Jay’s charismatic performance reproduces a ‘live’ Vegas concert with awesome accuracy.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
22/10/2017 ELLA FITZGERALD CENTENARY CELEBRATION CONCERT
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Olivier Award nominated singer Alison Jiear and the London Concert Orchestra Show Band celebrate the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song. Featuring a back catalogue of timeless hits including Get Happy, At Last, The Very Thought of You and Don't Mean a Thing. So get ready to sing along and join us for a night of unforgettable hits and music made famous by the Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald herself.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
22/10/2017 JOHN CHALLIS - ONLY FOOLS AND BOYCIE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show, the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, and friends and fellow performers including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV hits.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244   box.office@anvilarts.org.uk   Event Web Site
22/10/2017 ACOUSTIC CAFÉ
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Enjoy a musical afternoon at our Acoustic Café, featuring great local talent. Treat yourself to a delicious lunch from the Corn Exchange Kitchen and support the talent in and around Newbury.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
22/10/2017 MUSIC NIGHT AT THE MILL - THE EAST COAST BOYS
 THE MILL AT SONNING

The Eastcoast Boys are coming to Sonning! This great feel-good show features four phenomenal singers and a fantastic live band recreating the iconic sound of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Songs include Sherry, Grease is the Word, Bye, Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye). Working my way back to you, December 1963 (Oh What a Night) Plus many more. If you enjoyed the Jersey Boys, you'll LOVE this show!
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye, Reading RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000   boxoffice@millatsonning.com   Event Web Site
23/10/2017 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
Leisure : Theatre
23/10/2017 SQUEEZE WITH 9 BELOW ZERO - JOIN THE DOTS TOUR
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

As well as a vast catalogue including hits such as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’ and ‘Tempted’, they also have Cradle To The Grave to draw on, their first collection of new tracks since 1998. This album marked the complete and, frankly, triumphant reintegration of the masterful songwriting axis of Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, in a beautifully-observed series of fond vignettes about childhood, growing up and the absurdities of the ride through life we’re all on. The live band now features a six-piece line up with Chris and Glenn joined by Simon Hanson (drums), Lucy Shaw (bass), Stephen Large (keyboards) and Melvin Duffy (guitar and various instruments).
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Local Information :
23/10/2017 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
Sport : Football
23/10/2017 to 27/10/2017 ROYALS AUTUMN SOCCER SCHOOLS

We run our Soccer Schools throughout the local area, so take a look at our selection and find which one will be the best for your child to take part in! Anyone aged 6-14 can get involved in the days, which include fun sessions that aim to improve your football skills at the same time. Also, we have specific Girls Only sessions and Goalkeepers Only sessions so there is something for everyone!
Various in Reading area - see weblink below
MORE INFO: Community Trust Team 0118 968 1480   soccerschools@readingfc.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
24/10/2017 to 28/10/2017 PETER PAN
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

A local amateur production by Rare Productions, the team that brought Annie and Fame to Windsor! Sir James Barrie’s timeless tale of the boy who never grew up is reborn as a spectacular musical by Stiles & Drew and the late Willis Hall. The legend of Peter Pan has been delighting children for over 100 years and this faithful new version is an adventure perfect for the whole family. Featuring music and lyrics by the award-winning duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, we join Peter and the Darling family as they are whisked away to the famous land full of colourful characters including the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and, of course, the dastardly Captain Hook.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
24/10/2017 to 25/10/2017 THEATRE OF WIDDERSHINS - THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF AND OTHER FURRY TALES
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

The perplexing question of fairytales - what really happened between the wolf and his three porky friends? Why was Goldilocks wandering in the woods? How did the goats overcome a mighty troll - are explored and explained by the wonderful Theatre of Widdershins with the help of fun, laughter, some gorgeous puppets and a soundtrack that will stick in your head long after you've left the theatre.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
24/10/2017 FAIRPORT CONVENTION 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Enjoy an evening of musical celebration at this golden anniversary concert with winners of the coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award. Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967’s ‘Summer of Love’. To mark their 50th year, the band will play a selection of tracks from their new album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire. Come and celebrate with the fathers of folkrock!
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
24/10/2017 to 26/10/2017 HALF-TERM ARTS AND HERITAGE CLUB

A fun, creative half term club that will use the exhibitions in the museum as a starting point to explore different artistic techniques and processes. All children who come for two days or more will receive a Discover Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification, and will be presented with a certificate. If your child only attends for one day they are still eligible for the award but will have to do a little extra work at home. Every day the children will work with an artist to create different pieces of art and record their work in their sketchbooks. The sessions will help the children to explore the exhibits in the MERL and will encourage them to look at the museum in a completely different way.
Museum of Englaish Rural Life,
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 0118 378 8660   merl@reading.ac.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
25/10/2017 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
25/10/2017 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 : Days out
25/10/2017 THE BIG TREE CLIMBING COMPANY AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

Ever wondered what it is like to be high up in the tree tops' Now's your chance to explore a whole new side of the woodlands. As well as using ropes and harnesses to climb up into the trees, there'll be a zip wire and rope swing for you to play on, all under the watchful eye of our tree climbing experts, the Great Big Tree Climbing Company. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For children aged 6+.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead SL1 8NS
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01628 605069   enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
25/10/2017 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
25/10/2017 ROY CHUBBY BROWN
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Chubby doesn't hold back from sharing his outlandish views, sailing so close to the mark, even the most seasoned of fans will be left gob-smacked! As politically incorrect as ever, this live performance is the only place to catch the flamboyant comedian! If easily offended, please stay away!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
25/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 UNDER MILK WOOD
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Welcome to Llareggub. Home to blind Captain Cat who dreams of drowned sailors and lost love, Mog Edwards the draper secretly in love with sweet-shop owner Myfanwy Price, Mr Organ Morgan, musical enthusiast, and the reason his long suffering wife dreams of blissful silence, Polly Garter with her many babies and Reverend Eli Jenkins who watches over his flock. In his comic masterpiece, Dylan Thomas introduces us to new friends and invites us, for one day, to experience their everyday lives, thoughts and secret dreams.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044   boxoffice@watermill.org.uk   Event Web Site
25/10/2017 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - THIS WEEK, PIZZA FOR PIRATES
 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
25/10/2017 to 26/10/2017 SHARK IN THE PARK
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

This fin-tastic family musical follows Timothy Pope (and his telescope!) on 3 exciting adventures. When Timothy Pope receives a brand new telescope for his birthday, boy is he excited to test it out at the park! But wait… is that really a shark he can see? Join Timothy and his Elvis loving Dad on their adventures, meeting lots of other fun characters along the way, not to mention a tap dancing seagull!
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218   boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk   Event Web Site
25/10/2017 to 28/10/2017 THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

When their father is wrongly imprisoned, Bobby, Phyllis and Peter are uprooted from their London home to a small house in the country. Although despondent on arrival, the children’s spirits quickly lifts and they start to embrace their new country life. When Bobby, Phyllis and Peter discover their village has its own railway station, that’s when the adventure really begins. First published in book form in 1906, it has since been adapted for television, film and stage, delighting audiences for over one hundred years. Follow the Railway Children’s journey this October half-term, in this timeless British Classic of childhood innocence and exhilaration.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0208 563 7725   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
25/10/2017 to 28/10/2017 SUE TOWNSEND - BAZAAR AND RUMMAGE
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Sue Townsend’s Bazaar and Rummage is a witty and poignant play of ordinary people striving to overcome obstacles in an effort to rejoin society. Three severely agoraphobic women leave their houses for the first time in years, and make it to a rummage sale helped by a controlling ex-agoraphobic social worker and a trainee. But, as the afternoon progresses, the distinction between the ‘helpers’ and the ‘anxious’ becomes less clear.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
26/10/2017 ANDY PARSONS - PEAK BULLSH*T
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying? Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it. It’s one of the things we do best. Or is it? Was it something we did best but like everything else has now gone West. Or South. Or East. Ah - go on. Take a risk. Put on your lucky pants and your party shoes – and get yourself on a night out. Or maybe come out dressed in a binbag, top hat and clogs. We could all use a laugh.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
26/10/2017 MAE MARTIN - DOPE
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

The award winning stand-up and star of BBC Radio Four’s Mae Martin’s Guide to 21st Century Sexuality presents her debut UK tour. Mae Martin is comedy’s most naturally charismatic young storyteller, fresh from sell-out seasons in Australia, Edinburgh and London. In her new show Dope, she examines a lifetime of obsessions, fandom and addiction and shines a light on that one weird shrimp we all have in our brains that is happy to pursue short-term pleasure despite long-term consequences.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Dance
27/10/2017 MAIDENHEAD 30s to 50-PLUS PARTY FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES

Top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from '80s to date. These parties are THE place for 30s to 50sPlus to dance, romance, meet new people and make new friends. Now monthly at Maidenhead Rugby Football Club. This exciting party venue is newly refurbished and is only 3 mins off the M4 at Junction 8/9. With reasonable drinks prices, plenty of free on-site car parking and a huge dance floor. From 8.30pm till 1am. These parties are VERY POPULAR so it's a good idea to pre-book.
Maidenhead Rugby Club, Braywick Park, Braywick Rd, Maidenhead SL6 1BN
MORE INFO: Brian Lewis 0800 3134441   info@dance-parties.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
27/10/2017 MUSIC AT PROGRESS - RAY GELATO AND ALEX GARNET
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Ray Gelato and Alex Garnett rekindle their musical partnership after 20 years! Influenced by some great tenor sax partnerships such as Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Johnny Griffin, Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt, Ray and Alex present two contrasting styles of tenor saxophone playing. Garnett is bluesy, progressive and bop influenced, with a highly personal style that mixes great technique with soulful harmonic and melody lines. Meanwhile Gelato takes the swing heroes such as Illinois Jacquet and Don Byas as his role models, using a big warm sound and melodic phrases in order to build excitement in his solos.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2195   enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
27/10/2017 P P ARNOLD
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

One of the most iconic women in British popular music makes her Henley debut with one of only two South East shows of a tour marking 50 years of her solo career. Join her for a career-spanning set including 60s hits Angel of the Morning, To Love Somebody and (If You Think You’re) Groovy, not to mention her collaborations with the Small Faces and Ike & Tina Turner. Arriving in the UK in 1966 as an Ikette, PP Arnold was quickly spotted by Mick Jagger and recommended to Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, with one of her earliest hits The First Cut is the Deepest, produced by Kenton regular Mike Hurst.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk   Event Web Site
27/10/2017 OPERA PRELUDE'S TRIBUTE CONCERT TO THE THREE TENORS
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Taking inspiration from the original three tenors, Richard Dowling, Alex Haigh and Alberto Sousa will serenade you with operatic favourites and stunning songs, from the collection made famous by Pavarotti, Domingo and Carreras.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
27/10/2017 HEIDI TALBOT, FOLK SINGER
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Heidi Talbot was born in Ireland became a folk star in the USA as a member of the Irish American band Cherish the Ladies, and now lives in Scotland, where she is married to the celebrated fiddler and multi-instrumentalist John McCusker. She has developed a style that switches easily between Celtic and Americana, but subtlety is Talbot’s magic ingredient.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
27/10/2017 CONSERVATOIRE SERIES - RENATA KONYISCKA, PIANO
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Hungarian concert pianist and international prize-winner, Renata Konyicska offers us a wonderful programme by two 19th century masters of the piano – Chopin and Liszt. The programme includes Chopin’s 2nd Sonata and 4th Scherzo and concludes with Liszt’s astonishingly difficult Réminiscences de Don Juan. Not to be missed!
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 07785 316612   sales@southhillpark.org.uk   Event Web Site
27/10/2017 JENNY ECLAIR - HOW TO BE A MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN WITHOUT LOSING THE PLOT
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Following a complete sell-out tour professional grumpy old woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice knitter Jenny Eclair extends her hit tour into autumn 2017. Jenny is younger than Madonna but eats crisps and likes wine. Semi –bearded and suffering from outbreaks of gout and hysteria, Eclair puts middle age under the microscope and decides whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund! You are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that lipstick off your teeth.
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
27/10/2017 OCTOBER AFTERNOON RACEDAY AT NEWBURY

Our concluding Flat meeting of the 2017 season kicks off with an afternoon of typically competitive Flat racing. Enjoy a seven race card of engrossing equine action in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s a great opportunity to try the Bumper Package for a £10 food and drink voucher plus a £2 bet or experience one of our luxury hospitality suites or panoramic restaurants.
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015   info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
28/10/2017 SAX IN THE CITY
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Sax in the City performs as a sax and bass duo and also accompanied by a full studio comprising of lush synths, Rhodes and electric piano and drums. Joined by K Darling on fretless & U-bass, Johnty Wilks plays alto / soprano saxophones and wind synthesiser. The band performs a range of sax based classic jazz and pop songs.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
28/10/2017 RETRO2METRO - BOLLYWOOD MUSIC EVENT
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

BCS brings you RETRO2METRO the biggest Bollywood musical extravaganza that has ever happened in Reading. This is the first Indian music concert where eminent Bollywood singers Sadhana Sargam and Debojit Saha will be singing live for the audience. This event will be a three hour musical program in which the singers will perform songs from yester years as well as contemporary tracks to mesmerize audience of all age groups. About our artists, Sadhana Sargam is an acclaimed Bollywood singer who is a recipient of National Film Award, Filmfare Awards South and several Maharashtra and Gujarat state film awards.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
28/10/2017 MAIDENHEAD v DAGENHAM AND REDBRIDGE - VANARAMA NATIONAL LEAGUE

Maidenhead are dnkying their first-ever season at the top of the non-league pyramid. They have already met many ex-Football League teams in Hartlepool, Wrexham, Tranmere, Chester, Aldershot, Leyton Orient, Maidstone and Halifax, and next up at York Road it's yet another club who have slipped out of the mainstream and are desperate to get back there. Dagenham and Redbridge were one of several teams to lead the Conference table already this season so this one will not be easy.
York Road, Maidenhead SL6 1SF
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01628 636314   Event Web Site
Sport : Horse Racing
28/10/2017 WORTHINGTON'S ARMED FORCES RACEDAY AT NEWBURY

The final meeting of our 2017 Flat Season is always a great occasion, featuring a high-quality card centered around the Group 3 Worthington’s Victoria Club Stakes, won in 2016 by the locally trained Duretto at 20/1. The day also sees the launch of the Berkshire & Vale of White Horse Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, and we are delighted to offer free entry for armed forces personnel past and present.
Newbury Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015   info@newburyracecourse.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
29/10/2017 LIVE ON STAGE - DES O'CONNOR AND JIMMY TARBUCK
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Two legends of television, show-business and of the Royal Variety Performance come together, accompanied by music and video to reminisce and entertain at The Hexagon 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 newspaper described this sell-out performance as ‘a night of theatrical history to be remembered for many years to come’. Don’t miss this last chance to see Des and Jimmy together in what will also be a night of theatrical history, brought straight to Reading following their sell out show at the London Palladium Theatre.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
29/10/2017 SIMON AND GARFUNKEL 50th ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE

 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a live band performing all of your favourite hits including ‘Mrs Robinson’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ and many more!
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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29/10/2017 BERKSHIRE WEDDING FAIR
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Join us at South Hill Park for our Wedding Fair. Discover a range of suppliers from: cakemakers, photographers and menswear, to florists, jewellers, accessories, bridal wear, transport, entertainment and much more.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Wedding Fair Enquiries 07708 249440   info@berkshireweddingfairs.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
30/10/2017 to 04/11/2017 A JUDGEMENT IN STONE
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood - on Valentine’s Day. Ruth Rendell’s brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, and coverups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly asmurder itself. Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses around the UK, Bill Kenwright presents a new production adapted from one of the most celebrated works of the writer often hailed as the successor to Agatha Christie. Credited with revitalising the mystery genre, Ruth Rendell was first published in 1964 her prolific output included film and TV as well as 80 novels.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888   info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk   Event Web Site
30/10/2017 HAUNTED HENLEY - PRESENTED BY EIZABETH HAZELDINE
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

On the evening of All Hallows’ Eve, well known local historian and author Elizabeth Hazeldine reveals the ghostly history of our town. Elizabeth has previously sold out at Henley Literary Festival, and regularly leads Haunted walks around Henley. Georgian poisoner Mary Blandy is believed to haunt Park Place and several other locations, including the Kenton Theatre itself! And in this special pre-Halloween talk, hear about the monks that haunt a local pub, the Cavalier soldier that has been spotted at the Red Lion hotel and the ghost sighted at the Hart Street building most recently home to Maison Blanc.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698   KentonTheatre@gmail.com   Event Web Site
30/10/2017 AN EVENING WITH BRYDON, MACK AND MITCHELL
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Join Rob Brydon, Lee Mack and David Mitchell for an evening of chat, questions and generally messing around. In conversation with Matthew Sweet (Free Thinking, Radio 3).
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060   boxoffice@readingarts.com   Event Web Site
31/10/2017 JON RICHARDSON - THE 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
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02/11/2017 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 : Music
03/11/2017 GENESIS VISIBLE TOUCH - AT SUB89

Genesis Visible Touch are the ultimate Collins-era Genesis show. The longs, the shorts and all the hits! After a hugely successful first year of shows in 2016, GVT are returning to venues across the UK throughout 2017 and 2018. Performing all the hits and fan-favourites, the band are following up on the incredible response first time round, and making good on the promise to return!
Sub89, Friar Street, Reading RG1 1EP
MORE INFO: Mark Payne (Re Genesis Tickets) 0118 959 5395   mark@genesisvt.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Markets
04/11/2017 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET (WINDSOR)

Developed in association with the Windsor and Eton Town Partnership, Windsor farmers' market offers a wide range of produce and is within easy walking distance of the town centre and residential area. Closest car park is at East Berks College off Trinity Place, a minute's walk away.
St Leonard’s Road between East Berks College and Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor SL4 3BL
MORE INFO: Claudine Andrew 07896 902850   ascotwindsormanager@hotmail.com   Event Web Site
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04/11/2017 BUCKLEBURY ARTISAN MARKET

Bucklebury is well known for great places to eat and yet, until now, it has never had its own market. No longer the case... 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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05/11/2017 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: Johnny Morrison 07818 215 623   cuthbert71@icloud.com   Event Web Site
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05/11/2017 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 : Days Out
10/11/2017 to 12/11/2017 MAPLEDURHAM FESTIVE GIFT FAIR
 MAPLEDURHAM HOUSE AND WATERMILL

Loads to see and try to get you into the mood for Christmas. Spendid gifts for the family and home, original and wonderful crafts, fine food direct from the producers, Father Christmas, morning coffee, lunches and afternoon teas --- all there to tempt you! Prices on the day are £5.00 for adults. Upgrade to see the house and watermill as well for £9.50 (saving £4.50). Please note the house is open from 2 p.m. Children under 16 are free.
Mapledurham House, Mapledurham RG4 7TS
MORE INFO: Battenburg Events 01487 814800   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
11/11/2017 BOOT-LED ZEPPELIN
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Boot-Led-Zeppelin are back with an all new production to offer the definitive tribute to one of the world’s most legendary rock bands, Led Zeppelin. At the heart of Boot-led-Zeppelin are four dedicated and talented musicians whose goal is to perform Led Zeppelin’s music to the highest standard. Capturing the magic and excitement of Zeppelin’s concerts from the 70s, the band faithfully perform all their classic songs, from the early days to the latter days. From the laser pyramid to the flaming gong, Boot-led-Zeppelin’s new production features all the trademarks of a Led Zeppelin show. Together with their sheer presence and chemistry on stage, their great attention to detail, they put on a show that takes their audience on a journey back in time, delivering the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience. Short of a Led Zeppelin reunion, this is the closest you will get to experience the real thing! It’s the most elaborate Led Zeppelin show anywhere in the world full stop!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: The Hexagon Theatre 0118 960 6060   hexagon.boxoffice@reading.gov.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
11/11/2017 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.
Big Barn, Beech Road, Purley-on-Thames RG8 8DS
MORE INFO: TVFM Office 01235 227266   info@tvfm.org.uk   Event Web Site
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12/11/2017 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