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26/01/2018 to 19/02/2018 RONNIE WOOD ART EXHIBITION

Ronnie Wood has returned with a new collection entitled A Glimmer Suite. This new body of work includes three limited edition prints inspired by the music, friendship and talent of his bandmates from The Rolling Stones. Each piece illustrates Ronnie's love for art and music. The exhibition will also feature art taken from the archive of Ronnie Wood, the hand-signed Private Collection comprises some of the oldest and most sought-after limited editions published in his artistic career to date. Fellow rock legends Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Chuck Berry are captured in Ronnie's inimitable style. Whether you're an art aficionado or a dedicated fan of the Rolling Stones, this is a unique chance to view or own a truly legendary artwork.
Castle Galley, 5 Chain Street, Reading RG1 2HX
MORE INFO: Kevin Goodbody 0118 959 0300
  kgoodbody@castlegalleries.com
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31/01/2018 to 04/03/2018 WELFORD PARK SNOWDROPS - GARDEN OPEN

One of the finest natural snowdrop woodlands in the country, approx 4 acres, along with a wonderful display of hellebores throughout the garden and winter flowering shrubs. This is an NGS 1927 pioneer garden on the River Lambourn set around Queen Anne House (not open). Featured on BBC Gardener's World in October 2017. Also the stunning setting for Great British Bake Off 2014 - 2017. NOTE: Open Wednesdays to Sundays only, NOT open Mondays or Tuesdays.
Welford Park, Newbury RG20 8HU
MORE INFO: Snowdrop Enquiries 01488 608691
  snowdrops@welfordpark.co.uk
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06/02/2018 to 15/04/2018 MYTHICAL BEASTS - LEGENDARY CREATURES COME TO LIFE IN LEGO BRICKS

Pandora's box has opened at Basingstoke's Milestones Museum, and mythical LEGO® beasts have escaped onto the museum's streets. Take on this new LEGO challenge, suitable for adventurers of all ages, recapture the legendary creatures and save the day! With the help of the wise Owl of Athena, and the special app and trail to guide you on your quest, travel around the museum, track down the beasts and return them to the box.
Milestones Museum, Basingstoke Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke RG22 6PG
MORE INFO: LEGO Enquiries 01256 639550
  enquiries@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk
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Leisure : Dance
14/02/2018 OVER 25s, 30s, 40s AND 50s VALENTINES PARTY NIGHT FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES

Party Nights for Singles and Couples with top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from '80s to date. These parties are THE place for Over 25s 30s 40s and 50s to dance, romance, meet new people and make new friends. Monthly at Apres Nightclub at The Coppid Beech Hotel, John Nike Way, Bracknell, Berks, RG12 8TF. 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. Collared shirts only. No trainers, T shirts, jumpers, etc. Right of admission reserved.
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

Sport : Football
14/02/2018 WINDSOR FC v MK DONS - B&B CUP Q-FINAL

Summer 2011 and it’s rather ironic that 100 years of senior football at Stag Meadow should be celebrated by the birth of a brand new club, Windsor FC, which came to be following the sad demise after 118 years of Windsor & Eton FC. During the final death throes of the previous club it became apparent, following several well attended supporters’ meetings, that the will was there to continue to host a senior football club in Windsor for the community to embrace and, therefore, on February 4th 2011 WFC Football Community Development Ltd was registered with Companies House with the aim of achieving that objective. Founding Director Kevin Stott and a newly-appointed management committee then set about the long and sometimes arduous task of turning that dream into a reality. Since then the club has made steady progress and is curently having its best-ever season in the Hellenic Premier Division.
Stag Meadow, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3DR
MORE INFO: Matchday Enquiries 01753 860656
  webmaster@windsorfc.net
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Leisure : Days Out
16/02/2018 to 18/02/2018 WIDER COMMUNITY WEEKEND AT BRAZIERS PARK

A wonderful community weekend with a wide choice of workshops, talks, walks, films, poetry and games. Options include a bread making workshop and talk from Cracking Good Food on healthy community cooking and food sharing initiatives, a film and talk about Transition Town movement, a documentary about Braziers Park community, a permaculture solutions film, the inspirational film Tomorrow, a morning meditation, an evening of board games, a nonviolent communication session with Clare Palmer and games in the woods with Andy Freedman, Forest Schools and Woodcraft movement. There will be opportunities to discover the history of the house and explore the 55 acres of grounds, including adventure playground, woodland, gardens and meadows, meet the oxen, maybe help with a gardening project or just relax and enjoy some quiet contemplation in beautiful surroundings.
Braziers Park, Ipsden, Wallingford OX10 6AN
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01491 680221
  admin@braziers.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
17/02/2018 KATS - ALICE IN WONDERLAND

KATS would like to invite you to their next show, a fun-filled, pantomime version of the classic tale Alice in Wonderland. We are so excited to take you on this journey down a rabbit hole, with a show packed full of fun and laughter with some well known songs and crazy dances to help the show along.
Kennet School, Thatcham RG19 4LL
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 07995 256645
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Leisure : Days Out
18/02/2018 BURGHFIELD CRAFT AND GARDEN FAYRE

A very friendly local craft and garden fayre. We have a very wide variety of stalls and refreshments are available.
Burghfield Village Hall, Recreation Rd, Burghfield Common RG7 3EN
MORE INFO: Burghfield Fayre Enquiries 07580 116500
  info@craftandgardenfayre.co.uk
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18/02/2018 CHARITY AFTERNOON TEA AT BARKHAM

This is a charity event raising funds for the Skiathos Cat Welfare Association. We are serving afternoon cream teas and glass of bubbly to adults, homemade sandwiches and cakes, scones and jam. Places must be booked in advance.
Barkham Village Hall, Church Lane, Barkham RG40 4PL
MORE INFO: Tea Enquiries 07778 445167
  julieskiathoscats@live.co.uk
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18/02/2018 CANTLEY HOUSE WEDDING FAIR

All the needs of your special day under one roof. Cars, Cakes, Menswear, Bridalwear, Photographers, Entertainment, Jewellery, Hair & Make Up, Stationery and much much more...
Cantley House, Milton Road, Wokingham RG40 5QG
MORE INFO: Wedding Fair Enquries 07990 711 444
  info@berkshireweddingfairs.co.uk
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Leisure : Music
24/02/2018 CLASSICAL GUITAR RECITAL

Gary Jordan will be presenting a Classical Guitar concert in St Mary's Church, beginning at 7.30pm. The programme will be a variety of music from England, Spain and Latin America, including works for lute by John Dowland, John Rutter, Augustin Barrios and Isaac Albeniz. Ticket prices are £10 full, £9 concessions, available on the door or in advance via email below.
St Mary's Chruch, Streatley-on-Thames
MORE INFO: Concert Enquiries 07762 339853
  StMarysConcerts@hotmail.co.uk
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24/02/2018 RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN ON BROADWAY

Fun singing afternoon for female voices led by local music teacher and choir director Suzanne Newman. We will be singing a great medley of songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein arranged for 2 part choir. £10 which includes music and refreshments.
Charvil Village Hall, The Hawthorns, Charvil, Reading RG10 9TR
MORE INFO: Suzanne Newman 0118 934 0589
  suzanneynewman@btinternet.com

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

On this family trail, help recover and fit together jigsaw pieces of oriental tapestries hidden in nooks and crannies across the grounds. Pick up your trail sheet at visitor reception. Young explorers will love this quest through ancient grounds in search of little boxes containing jigsaw pieces. Find all the boxes, retrieve all the pieces and assemble your jigsaw to reveal a scene from one of The Vyne's 18th-century tapestries undergoing conservation.
The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01256 883858
  thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk
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Sport : Football
01/03/2018 READING FC FORMER PLAYERS' ASSOCIATION EVENING WITH DAVE KITSON

The evening follows on from a series of very popular events with current and former Reading players and managers. Past events have previously let fans put questions to Trevor Senior, Jamie Cureton, Jimmy Quinn, Mick Gooding, Glen Little and Brian McDermott, to list a few. This event with Dave Kitson seems certain to sell out so we advise tickets are bought early! Dave Kitson will always be fondly remembered by Reading fans as part of the record breaking side that earned 106 points to top the Championship table in the 2005/2006 season. Kitson hit 18 league goals that season as Reading stormed into the Premier League for the first time in their history. He didn't stop making history there as he scored Reading's first ever Premier League goal as the Royals came from two goals down to defeat Middlesbrough in their opening top tier game.
Tilehurst Royal British Legion, Downing Rd, Reading RG31 5BB
MORE INFO: 07768 904338
  david@readingfcformerplayers.co.uk
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Leisure : Music
03/03/2018 SING! SING! SING! 2018
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

A concert by girls' choir Jewel Tones and friends to celebrate World Book Day - 7.30pm - tickets £10 from the Box Office at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Suzanne Newman 0118 934 0589
  suzanneynewman@btinternet.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Photography
03/03/2018 to 07/03/2018 FOOTPRINTS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Free Public Admission - the exhibition consists of photographs that have previously been entered into one of our four bi-monthly photographic competitions, each based on an environmental theme. Launched by The Photographic Angle in 2010, Footprints had the key objective to promote a greater sense of environmental awareness in the face of man’s unprecedented impact on our global environment. FOOTPRINTS is a touring photographic exhibition created and supported by The Photographic Angle. Please check website prior to attendance for latest information as dates may be subject to change. Disabled visitors are advised to check with us before visiting an exhibition so that suitable access can be provided. 10am to 3pm daily.
TVP1 and 2, 300 Thames Valley Park Drive, Thames Valley Park, Earley RG6 1PT
MORE INFO: Lou Griffiths 0800 0287338
  info@thephotographicangle.co.uk
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Leisure : Music
04/03/2018 SUNDAY AFTERNOON LIVE JAZZ WITH PETE ALLEN AND HIS BAND

Don’t know what to do on a Sunday afternoon? Why not join us at the Chequers Hotel, Newbury for an afternoon of LIVE toe-tapping JAZZ with the legendary Pete Allen and his band. A Pete Allen show has something for everybody as it presents a variety showcase of happy foot-tapping music for all to enjoy. It has a sensational mix of music and songs which includes selections from the commercial hits of British Jazz, Jump Jive sounds of the forties, popular songs from the fifties, sixties and seventies, Parade sounds of New Orleans and the Blues.
The Chequers Hotel, 6-8 Oxford Street, Newbury RG14 1JB
MORE INFO: Jane Mac-Gregor 0118 981 2598
  nana.macgregor@btinternet.com

Leisure : Entertainment
07/03/2018 to 11/03/2018 CIRCUS WONDERLAND

Britain’s most magical circus is back in Newbury with high flying acrobats, jugglers and clowns promising fun for all the family. With a brand new show that celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of circus in Great Britain, Circus Wonderland presents a dazzling, dynamic spectacle that is certain to enchant audiences of all ages. Whirlwind roller skaters, bouncing bungee jumpers and astonishing aerialists are joined by the show’s very own Miss Grace Olivia, who puts the ‘Wonder’ into Wonderland in a sparkling show-stopping sensation. Amidst the action and excitement, award winning clowns Kakehole and Mr Popol are returning to scale new summits of silliness, causing chaos with their unique brand of music, magic and mayhem.
Northcroft Park, Northcroft Avenue, Newbury RG14 1RS
MORE INFO: Box Office 07531 612240   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
07/03/2018 to 10/03/2018 DIGGING FOR VICTORY
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

When sisters Joyce, Beryl and Vera Linnet arrive at Nott’s Farm in Kent to join the Women’s Land Army, they hope to find some respite from the danger and chaos of wartime London. But when their fellow Land Girl Mabel goes missing, leaving behind only a series of coded clues, it’s clear that all is not as it seems in the sleepy village of Witherington. Led by Joyce, with her insatiable appetite for mystery novels, the sisters vow to dig for the truth. But can they solve the code in time? And as they investigate the inhabitants of Nott’s Farm, what secrets of their own will be brought to light?
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044   boxoffice@watermill.org.uk   Event Web Site
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07/03/2018 APPRENTICESHIPS CAREERS FAIR

Meet employers and discuss your future! Come along and find out about Apprenticeships - 4-6pm. Want to earn and learn? Learn more about Apprenticeships, find out how to register and apply for an Apprenticeship, meet our industry experienced Apprentice team, meet employers - find out what they are really offering and what they are looking for in an Apprentice, see the latest vacancies, get involved with interactive activities, attend talks.
Church Road Centre, Church Road, Bracknell RG12 1EH
MORE INFO: Apprentice Fair Enquiries 01344 766200
  study@bracknell.ac.uk
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Leisure : Music
10/03/2018 MUSIC FOR LENT - BAROQUE AND MEDIEVAL LAMENTATIONS

A unique event for classical early music aficionados to immerse themselves in the beautiful harpsichord and vocal music of baroque/medieval Lamentations, in the sublime setting of the Sacred Heart Church in the centre of Reading. This will be a rare opportunity to enjoy performances by world renowned artistes rarely seen in the UK. See us also on Facebook Events: Concert Gorzkie Zale - Lenten Lamentations, Reading.
Sacred Heart Church, 61 Watlington Street, Reading, RG1 4RF
MORE INFO: Jolanta 07544 810778
  lamentations.reading@talktalk.net
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10/03/2018 BEN PEDLEY MEMORIAL CONCERT
 UNIVERSITY OF READING

This concert explores the theme of Remembrance. We commemorate the life of Ben Pedley, a second year Chemistry student who died in a road traffic accident in 2017. We present music that was meaningful to Ben in the first half of the programme, celebrating his love of a diverse range of songs and piano music. The second half of the concert is a performance of Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man, A Mass for Peace. In the centenary year of World War 1, this piece reminds us of the horrors of war, and the urgent need for nations to come together in peace.
The Great Hall, University of Reading, London Road Campus, Reading RG1 5AQ
MORE INFO: Katie Whaley 0118 378 8518
  music@reading.ac.uk
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10/03/2018 to 11/03/2018 BRIDE - THE WEDDING SHOW AT ASCOT RACECOURSE

Plan your perfect day at Berkshire’s most prestigious two-day bridal exhibition, Bride: The Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse on 10-11 March, which will bring together more than 90 of the region’s finest wedding suppliers under one roof from venues to bridal designers, cake-makers to stationers and photographers to florists. There will be sensational choreographed catwalk shows taking place three times daily at 11.30am, 1.15pm and 3pm showcasing a selection of the latest bridal fashions, live music on the café stage, a champagne bar to lend even more sparkle to the occasion.
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Sophie Bell 01242 211099   ascot@theweddingshow.co.uk   Event Web Site
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11/03/2018 VENUS SCULPTURE WORKSHOP

A day of discussion, storytelling, poetry, sculpture and sustenance in celebration of the feminine and International Women's Day. Women are invited to come help to create a wonderful atmosphere of sisterhood and creativity. Spaces need to be booked in advance and payment to be made at the time of booking.
OpenHand OpenSpace, Brock Keep, 571 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1HL
MORE INFO: Sculpture Exhibition Enquiries 0118 959 7752
 
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Sport : Horse Racing
11/03/2018 HAMPSHIRE HUNT POINT-TO-POINT

This popular event has become a favourite in the calendar for families, those who love the countryside and racing fans, with a great programme planned. The day starts with The Lucy Lines Leading Rein Dash at 11.30 followed by a parade of hounds at 12 noon. Racing proper gets underway at 1pm, with six races scheduled. Last year’s event attracted more than 80 entries with some thrilling racing over the three mile course, which has a mixture of permanent and portable fences, a downhill back straight and an uphill finish. In addition to the racing, there will be a fun fair, bouncy castle and face painting for the kids, plus trade stands including artwork, jewellery, fashion, country clothing, hats and gifts. New for 2018: a Food Village offering pizzas, homemade pies, cakes, cocktails and a selection of drinks.
Hackwood Park, Nr Basingstoke RG25 2JZ
MORE INFO: Raceday Enquiries 01420 562 090
  info@hackwoodparkracecourse.co.uk
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Sport : Ice Hockey
11/03/2018 BRACKNELL BEES v SWINDON WILDCATS

The Bracknell Bees are playing their 30th season of senior Ice Hockey, currently in the National League Division 1 South. Their rink seats 3100 people, there are usually seats available for all games. Downstairs spectators sit behind plexi-glass which surrounds the entire ice surface. Upstairs, spectators are above the plexi and the puck can enter the spectator’s area with little warning. The rink is well insulated and the ambient temperature is usually fairly warm. In line with the new laws the entire John Nike Leisuresport Complex is now a non-smoking venue.
John Nike Leisuresport Complex, Bracknell
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 789000
  matchnight@bracknellbeesihc.com
  Event Web Site

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13/03/2018 INTERNET SAFETY WORKSHOP

The internet is always changing, and being able to keep up to date with your children's use of technology can be a challenge. To help parents navigate the world of social media Arlington Business Park, Theale will be welcoming a team from Childnet to host a free workshop on Tuesday 13th March. Using the internet, mobile phones and games consoles are now an everyday part of young people’s lives. So, whether you’re puzzled by parental controls or would like to know more about Social Media, the workshop will guide parents through the way children can now use and access the internet.
Arlington Business Park, Theale RG7 4SA
MORE INFO: Internet Workshop Enquiries 01277 600320
 
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Leisure : Museums
15/03/2018 LATE NIGHT AT THE MERL - DIG IT!
 MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE

Discover the ABC of Soil with the Soil Security Programme! Experience a worm’s eye view of the Architecture of Soil. Dig deep into the Biology of Soil with real-life critters. Create the perfect climate for plants at home by exploring the Chemistry of Soil. Get your hands dirty making a biodegradable plant pot and planting seeds. Investigate the importance of soil in the fight against alleged climate change. Find out if we can make a healthy soil for Life on Mars! Cocktails available and live music from Dolly and the Clothespegs.
Museum of English Rural Life, The University of Reading, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 0118 378 8660
  merl@reading.ac.uk
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15/03/2018 to 16/03/2018 CHARITABLE ART EXHIBITION

Join us in Bracknell to take a look at all our artwork, we have a wide range of different styles of art and also a free book giveaway for all visitors. Preservation and Promotion of the Arts (PAPOA) is an incorporated charitable organisation with a number of concerns. Our aim is to promote and preserve arts in all their current forms. Our primary focus is to make the arts accessible to individuals who otherwise may not have the opportunity, time or inclination to engage. We hold regular events all over the country to preserve and promote the arts. All our events are free to attend.
Phoenix House, Cookham Road, Bracknell RG12 1RB
MORE INFO: Joshua Jacques
  joshuajacques@papoa.co.uk
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Leisure : Museums
16/03/2018 FRIDAY FLEDGLINGS FOR UNDER-5s AT MERL
 MUSEUM OF ENGLISH RURAL LIFE

Discover the benefits of outdoor learning! Come and join in outdoor activities inspired by the themes and collections of the museum. Enjoy outdoor play and explore the natural environment. Each session involves story-telling, craft activities and singing. Friday Fledglings is run by Charlotte, a local teacher and Level 3 Forest Leader. Suitable for families with children under 5 years old.
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road Reading RG1 5EX
MORE INFO: Lecture Ticket Office 0118 378 8660
  merl@reading.ac.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
16/03/2018 MINISTRY OF BISCUITS

In post-War London, the Ministry of Biscuits casts its sinister shadow over every elevenses in the land. Established to 'control biscuits', it prohibits decadent products like Gipsy Creams. But when Cedric, a junior designer, falls in love, he designs a biscuit to shake confectionery to its very foundations, and his world is turned upside down. Inspired by Ealing comedy and Orwell's 1984, this satirical musical comedy by acclaimed author Reeve and playwright and composer Mitchell is revived in a new version. Supported by the Lantern Theatre, Brighton, where it has just completed a highly successful run, the show is touring round the UK. Suitable for all ages from 7 up. Starring Murray Simon, Amy Sutton and Radio 4 regular David Mounfield. Starts 7.30pm.
Swallowfield Parish Hall, Swallowfield Street, Swallowfield, Reading RG7 1QX
MORE INFO: Box Office 07597 637933