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17th MAY 2018
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Leisure : Theatre
16/05/2018 to 19/05/2018 CAUGHT IN COURT - BY MIKE DAVIES

Two couples share enduring friendships but, two of them have guilty secrets and have been arrested. They dare not tell their partners. What should they do and will their secrets be exposed? They are about to rub shoulders with some ‘interesting’ characters. Will their lives be changed for ever?
Dorchester Village Hall, 7 Queen Street, Dorchester on Thames OX10 7HR
MORE INFO:
  tickets@dads.org.uk
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16/05/2018 to 20/05/2018 LIGHT IN THE LENS PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

As photographers we use light in our pictures to bring out the character in portraits, the grain and texture in surfaces, and to concentrate our gaze within the frame. We pick a particular moment in time to grasp the ever-changing light and capture a unique visual record. This exhibition includes images from the widest range of subjects, which we hope will add to the exhibition’s appeal. What all these photographs have in common is the way in which the light has transformed each image so that it becomes dramatic and special. Open daily 10am to 3pm. This is a touring exhibition created and supported by The Photographic Angle.
100 Brook Drive, Green Park, Reading RG2 6UJ
MORE INFO: Lou Griffiths 0800 0287338
  info@thephotographicangle.co.uk
  Event Web Site

18/05/2018 MURDER MYSTERY DINNER

A Classic 1920s Whodunnit - includes welcome drink and a three-course meal.
Crowne Plaza, Caversham Bridge, Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8BD
MORE INFO: Alison Jenkins 0118 925 9933
  crsupervisor@cp-reading.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Arts
18/05/2018 to 20/05/2018 CAVERSHAM ARTS TRAIL 2018

This year the Trail will include 17 venues across Caversham and Emmer Green with 37 artists taking part. Many of the artists are familiar faces but there are also several new artists including a book binder, furniture maker, The School of Jewellery and Craft and local garden designer, Florence Gardening. ​There will be a huge variety of work on display to suit all tastes and pockets: ceramics, painting, collage, stained glass, découpage, woven textiles, printmaking, jewellery and sculpture.​ Visitors to the Trail will also be able to watch demonstrations by the artists and even have a go themselves at some venues. And after all that hard work, visitors can also take advantage of refreshments (including home-made cake) at several of the venues.​ Caversham Arts Trail is pleased to be supporting Launchpad Reading, The Royal Berkshire Hospital and there will also be a special sale of the prints of the late Jacqueline Currell, who sadly died of Motor Neuron Disease in 2017. All proceeds of her work will be donated to the Motor Neuron Disease Charity.​
Various Around Caversham area
MORE INFO: Lauren
  info@cavershamartstrail.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
18/05/2018 to 20/05/2018 SOUTHERN MOTORHOME SHOW

A Huge choice of new and used motorhomes. Thousands of must have accessories and gadgets for your lifestyle. Rally on site with your club - the show incorporates the The National Park and Holiday Homes Show. For those looking to camp we have live 60's themed evening entertainment every night of your stay including headline entertainment from The Tremeloes.
Newbury Showground, Chieveley RG18 9QZ
MORE INFO: Show Tickets 01778 391123   Event Web Site
Leisure : Nights Out
18/05/2018 SUPERSTARS OF WRESTLING

Over 2 hours of all action family entertainment. Wrestlers from all over the world take on the very best of Great Britain. Come see live what the rest of the world see TV!
Henley Town Hall RG9 2AQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 07824 697060
  A.Ravenhill@welshwrestling.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
19/05/2018 TODAY'S TWO BIG MATCHES ON THE BIG SCREEN AT THE ORACLE!

You won’t need to go further than The Oracle to see Saturday’s two big matches! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot in Windsor at lunchtime, then the action switches to Wembley in late afternoon for the FA Cup final - and both can be seen free at the Riverside on a massive TV screen. To help you celebrate, there's a bar serving Prosecco and a photo booth to take away your snaps taken on the day. Visitors can also take on a challenge to see how many keepie-uppies they can do - while wearing a wedding dress! The winner gets a meal for two at Pizza Express.
The Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading RG1 2AG
MORE INFO: Big Screen Enquiry 0118 965 9000
 
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Leisure : Music
19/05/2018 ALDWORTH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - BACK TO BEETHOVEN

Aldworth Philharmonic goes back to Beethoven, with a programme of fiery, dramatic music in the sonic splendour of St. Joseph’s College, at 7.30pm. APO Music Director, Andrew Taylor, explains, ‘It’s nearly six years since we completed our Beethoven symphony cycle, so some of the newer members won’t have experienced the thrilling cut and thrust of the way APO plays Beethoven. St. Joseph’s is the perfect venue, as the hall provides such a welcoming acoustic for this kind of music.’ As well as performing Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony and Coriolan Overture, APO will welcome back piano soloist Edward Reeve to perform the Fourth Piano Concerto, leaving just one more to go in his cycle of Beethoven piano concertos with the orchestra.
St Joseph’s College, Upper Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5JT
MORE INFO: Box Office 07800 933314
  boxoffice@aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk
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19/05/2018 THE FACE OF THE WATERS

With our watery theme, we will be exploring songs and music about clouds, rain, streams, rivers and the sea - ending with some rousing sea shanties and the Henry Wood Fantasia of British Sea Songs (like the Last Night of the Proms) ! 7:30pm. The concert is FREE and you do not need a ticket. Just turn up and enjoy the music!
Tilehurst Methodist Church RG31 5AN
MORE INFO:
 
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19/05/2018 BARN DANCE IN AID OF DEMENTIA CHARITY

Dancing to Saxon Drain (live ceilidh band) with a caller - so no prior experience needed. Please bring a plate of savoury food for the buffet; desserts provided. Pay bar and raffle. In aid of Understanding Dementia - bridging the gap between dementia awareness and a real understanding of the condition and how we can lessen its impact - 7.30 to 11.00pm.
Loddon Hall, Loddon Hall Road, Twyford RG10 9JA
MORE INFO: 0118 932 0491
 

Leisure : Theatre
19/05/2018 to 20/05/2018 THE PEOPLE'S FRONT ROOM
 THE FIRE STATION CENTRE FOR ARTS AND CULTURE

Only two events worth heading to in Windsor on 19th May - one you might need a ticket for, the other you definitely don't! 😉 Head 'round ours as we celebrate the Royal Wedding with full big screen coverage in The Library from 11:00, before Glastonbury Festival and Standon Calling favs The People's Front Room take over The Bar for the duration. The People’s Front Room is styled as a psychedelic 19th Century Salon where creativity and ideas are shared and showcased. It offers up live music and visuals from an in-house crew of performers and creatives on the cutting edge of new music and culture. PFR are famous for being the ultimate festival experience, as the intimacy of the space dissolves the boundary between the performer and the audience and everybody ends up part of the crew.
The Firestation Centre for Arts and Culture, The Old Court, St Leonards Road, Windsor SL4 3BL
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 866 865
  info@fireythings.com
  Event Web Site

Sport : Football
21/05/2018 to 23/05/2018 ENGLISH SCHOOLS FA FESTIVAL AT THE MAD STAD

The English Schools’ Football Association (ESFA) PlayStation Schools’ Cup Festival will take place from 21st to 23rd May at Reading Football Club’s Madejski Stadium. The 2017/18 season finale will feature many of England’s finest young footballers as they battle for the honours in 15 boys’ and girls’ national tournament finals. The three-day festival of school football will be the fifth since PlayStation partnered with the ESFA, creating the biggest and most prestigious collection of secondary school football tournaments in England under the PlayStation Schools’ Cup banner. With free entry for all attendees, the Festival has become a popular day out for supporters and school friends. Over 6,000 spectators attended last year’s finals. A feast of football, celebrity appearances and a series of spectator competitions and activities contribute to the electric atmosphere.
Madejski Stadium, Nr M4 J11, Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 0118 968 1313
  ticketing@readingfc.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
23/05/2018 to 26/05/2018 SINODUN PLAYERS - ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDERSTERN ARE DEAD
 WALLINGFORD CORN EXCHANGE

Sinodun Players’ production of Tom Stoppard’s play which expands upon the exploits of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the courtiers Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. The Sinodun Players are thrilled to be working with Lucy Pitman-Wallace as Director, who has previously worked with the RSC and the National Theatre amongst many.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Wallingford OX10 0EG
MORE INFO: Carol Evans 01491 825000
  carol.evans@sinodunplayers.org.uk   Event Web Site

23/05/2018 JASON MANFORD - MUDDLE CLASS
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

A second date just announced due to HUGE demand. He's back! It's been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn't changed a bit. 'Muddle Class' promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up `working class' then finding, over the years, that part of him has become `middle class' - causing much confusion! Delivered with Jason's amiable charm and captivating wit, this is a show not to be missed.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
25/05/2018 to 17/06/2018 BLUE COLLAR FOOD FEASTIVAL

Following on from six events in Reading’s Forbury Gardens across the Summer of 2017, this year will see the return of a bigger, better and bolder Feastival. Expect to see the very best of Blue Collar’s street food traders alongside 2 bars, a brand new, two tiered scaffold seating infrastructure, fire pits, hay bale sofas and live music. With rotating street food options, beers, cocktails, pimms, prosecco and more, it promises to be the perfect place for lunch in the sun, evening vibes and boozey weekend sessions.
Forbury Gardens, The Forbury, Reading RG1 3HS
MORE INFO: Feastival Enquiries
  hello@bluecollarreading.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Entertainment
25/05/2018 to 27/05/2018 ROKEFEST 2017

Rokefest is wall-to-wall music with an impressive selection of real ales on tap and great pub food, all set in a 16th Century pub in the South Oxfordshire village of Roke, near Benson (OX10 6JD). The festival has been running for 13 years and draws a loyal following. Rokefest is hosted annually by The Home Sweet Home in Roke on the last bank holiday in May. The garden will be fully covered by a marquee, so no need to bring your wellies! BBQ food will also be available throughout the weekend. The festival is proud to have supported both local and national charities. This year is no exception as bands will once again give their time and energy for free in aid of the Thames Valley Air Ambulance who provide life-saving medical care across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Your kind donations at this year's Rokefest will help keep them flying night and day, 365 days a year, to save those in need.
The Home Sweet Home, Roke, Wallingford OX10 6JD
MORE INFO: Ticket Enquiries 01491 838249   Event Web Site
Leisure : Music
25/05/2018 to 28/05/2018 FESTIVAL OF ENGLISH MUSIC

The English Music Festival returns to Dorchester Abbey with the English Symphony Orchestra under conductor John Andrews as they open the 12th Festival programme with premières by English contemporary composers Christopher Wright and Richard Blackford, alongside a rare performance of Delius’s glorious Double Concerto. Events for all tastes range from orchestral, chamber and choral music through the centuries to traditional Folk Songs and illuminating talks. The four-day programme includes a number of suitably commemorative programmes to mark the centenary of the ending of the First World War, a homage to composer, writer and suffragette Ethel Smyth to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, as well as a combination of audience favourites and resurrections of forgotten masterpieces, including a performance from audience favourite, baritone Roderick Williams.
Dorchester-on-Thames Abbey (also Radley College and Sutton Courtenay) OX10 7HN
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Leisure : Nights Out
25/05/2018 BRACKNELL OVER 25s 'ADELE' TRIBUTE PARTY

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.
Bier Keller, Coppid Beeh Hotel, John Nike Way, Bracknell, RG12 8TF
MORE INFO: Brian Lewis 0800 3134441
  info@dance-parties.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Art
26/05/2018 to 09/06/2018 COLOUR, LIGHT AND TRANSPARENCY - SELLING EXHIBITION OF ORIGINAL PRINTS

A lively and colourful exhibition and sale of original handmade prints. A wide variety of techniques have been used by the artists, all members of printmaking group Print At the Park. Entry is free. Open every day 9.30am to 5pm.
Turbine House, Blakes Lock, Reading - near Bel and Dragon pub, Reading RG1 3EQ
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
Leisure : Charity
26/05/2018 RIDE THE NIGHT - WOMEN v CANCER

Unite against cancer with Women V Cancer Ride the Night 2018, the UK’s only charity night cycle ride for women. The event takes place on a choice of Saturdays 5 May and 26 May 2018 to raise vital funds to support women’s cancer charities. Now in its fifth year, the Ride the Night challenge invites thousands of women to join together to ride 100km through the night across London for Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action. Starting and finishing at Windsor Racecourse, the route takes riders around famous landmarks including Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace and more. Ride the Night 2018 invites women of all ages and from all walks of life to come together to do something incredible for charity. The friendship and camaraderie along the way promises to be very special and since it started in 2014, Ride the Night has raised £4.8 million and 8,200 women have taken part in the challenge.
Royal Windsor Racecourse SL4 5JJ
MORE INFO: Windsor Event Enquiries 01590 646410   events@dream-challenges.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
26/05/2018 SONNING REGATTA

The Regatta is a fun, family event held on the River Thames in the historic Berkshire village. The event features races for all ages and all rowing abilities - from aspiring Redgraves and Pinsents to complete novices. There’s the opportunity to take to the water in more unusual boats including dongolas, Canadian canoes and katakanus. And taking part couldn’t be easier with all boats and equipment provided for both juniors (children need to be over seven years old) and adults with race entry. If you’re more of a land-lubber, there’s lots to do on the riverside including children’s entertainment, a beer tent, BBQ and snacks and an assortment of shopping stalls.
Rover Thames (Oxfordshire Bank) opposite Bluecoat School Boathouse, Nr Sonning Lock RG4 0UR
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
Leisure : Nights Out
26/05/2018 LIVE MUSIC AT THE AFTER DARK
 PUBLIC

The Skangsters will be performing at the After Dark, with special guests, Voodoo Radio. Music starts at 8.30pm - free entry before 8pm - £4 thereafter.
After Dark Club, 112 London St, Reading RG1 4SJ
MORE INFO: Trevor Absolom 07714 515219   trevora@mab.org.uk   Event Web Site
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26/05/2018 to 28/05/2018 STUBBINGS HOUSE GARDEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - FOR NGS CHARITY

Parkland garden accessed via adjacent retail nursery. Set around C18 house (not open), home to Queen Wilhelmina of Netherlands in WW2. Large lawn with ha-ha and woodland walks. Notable trees incl historic cedars and araucaria. March brings an abundance of daffodils and in May a 60 metre wall of wisteria. Attractions include a C18 icehouse and access to adjacent NT woodland.
Stubbings House, Maidenhead SL6 6QL
MORE INFO: Mr and Mrs D. Good 01628 825454
  info@stubbingsgroup.com
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
26/05/2018 to 28/05/2018 ABUNDANCE OF COLOUR - OPEN HOUSE AND GARDEN AT ALDWORTH

Inside find vibrant abstract and figurative paintings in oils, watercolours and mixed media by two different artists, Isobel Pigott and Roberta Tetzner. Outside in the garden are Malcolm West's figurative sculptures. Roberta's abstract work is inspired by her surroundings and the beauty of the natural world. Her work is also available printed onto scarves, bags, cushions etc . Isobel's recent work expresses her love of colour, pattern and form either through her painting of boats in Mousehole harbour or the Morris men at her local pub. Malcolm West's garden sculptures are inspired by movement and beauty, classical subjects and dance.
Field View, Aldworth RG8 9SB
MORE INFO: Artweeks Enquiries 01635 579096
  isobel@isobelpigott.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
27/05/2018 to 28/05/2018 THE SONNING VILLAGE SCARECROW HUNT

The Sonning Scarecrow trail returns this year set in the heart of the this picturesque Village. This is a most popular fun day out for all the family. Come and enjoy soaking up the atmosphere around the Village ticking off the numerous most imaginative Scarecrows as well the opportunity of looking round the open gardens all listed on the trail map. Also a display of Cherished Cars by local owners will add interest.
Various around Sonning Village RG4 6UL
MORE INFO: Barbara Carr 0118 934 5886   contact@sonningscarecrows.co.uk   Event Web Site
27/05/2018 BERKSHIRE COUNTRY FAYRE

A fun day out for all the family. A traditional country fayre with main ring displays, craft and trade stands and Young Farmers competitions.
Englefield Estate, Theale RG7 5EN
MORE INFO: Fayre Enquiries 07917 714640
  info@berksyfc.org.uk
  Event Web Site

27/05/2018 to 28/05/2018 HIGHCLERE CASTLE COUNTRY SHOW

The show brings top quality entertainment to all ages making it the perfect family day out. With all new attractions for 2016 including the Highclere Folk Roots Festival, New Main Arena Line-Up, it is truly an event not to be missed in 2016.
Highclere Castle, Nr Newbury RG20 9RN
MORE INFO: Show Enquiries 01635 253210 or 0118 956 3232
 
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Leisure : Entertainment
27/05/2018 BRACKNELL ALE AND CIDER FESTIVAL

Beer and cider fans will be able to enjoy old favourites and new additions including ales from Hog's Back and Siren Craft breweries. More than 60 real ales will be on offer at the family-friendly festival alongside cider, prosecco, Pimm's and wine, as well as delicious food options and live music. Kicking off at midday and running until 10.30pm, visitors to Lily Hill Park Rugby ground in Lily Hill Drive, Bracknell, Berkshire will be able to watch an array of live acts perform. The Courtney Buses food court will be serving Greek food for the first time alongside the usual burger, sausage, hog roast, pie, curry and sweet stalls.
Bracknell Rugby Club, Lily Hill Park, Lily Hill Dr, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12
MORE INFO: Tom Canning 07739 468202   alefest@bracknaleevents.co.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
27/05/2018 MEADOW COTTAGE GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

Near 2-acre garden adjoining ancient bluebell woods created by the owner from 1995 onwards, with many areas to explore. A professionally designed vegetable garden, large composting areas, wild flower garden and pond, old and new fruit trees, many shrubs, much varied hedging and large areas of lawn.
Meadow Cottage, Watlington OX49 5HR
MORE INFO: Zelda Kent-Lemon 01491 613779
  zelda_kl@hotmail.com
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
27/05/2018 MAIDENHEAD AND COOKHAM COMMONS - ARCHAEOLOGY AND WILDFLOWER WALK

Join one of our Rangers and ramble across Cock Marsh discovering the wildflowers and the history beneath your feet. Come and take a wander across Cock Marsh with one of our Rangers. Learn about the historical features and the wildflowers that call Cock Marsh home. 11am to 1.30pm.
Pinkneys Green, Pinkneys Drive, Maidenhead SL6 6QD
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01628 605069
 
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
28/05/2018 YATTENDON AND FRILSHAM FETE

This traditional fete takes place in Yattendon village square and the tithe barn with lots of interesting craft stalls, a nearly new stall and the popular Bric-a-brac stall offering an array of desirable items. Refreshments include a hog roast and barbeque, pimms stall and local ales. Teas, coffee and delicious homemade cakes are served in the village hall. The cake competition this year will be 'The best fruit cake'. There are lots of activities for children of all ages including a bouncy castle, welly throwing, china smashing, coconut shy, penalty shoot out, mini golf, and tug of war. Come and see the vintage tractor and car displays. There will also be Morris dancers and music. This year we have a Fun Dog Show with prizes and rosettes available. Come along and enjoy a memorable afternoon with fun for all the family. All proceeds go to local Charities.
Yattendon Village RG18 0UF
MORE INFO: Fete Organiser 01635 202096
 
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28/05/2018 READING COMMUNITY CARNIVAL

Floats, dancers and performers will celebrate Caribbean culture in one of Reading's biggest street processions of the year. The procession begins in Hodsoll Road near the town centre, at midday. The route will make its way along Great Knolly's Street, Bedford Road, Oxford Road, Grovelands Road, Water Road and Tilehurst Road before coming to a stop at the park in Tilehurst, Berkshire. Everyone is welcome to get involved in the free event which is celebrating its 41st anniversary. Prospect Park will be open from midday.
Prospect Park, Reading RG30 2ND
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
Local Information :
28/05/2018 CHILDREN'S FUN DAY AT WOODLEY

Great Children’s Fun Day, with Magic show and Punch and Judy. Face painting and Pavement Chalk drawing. Live Farm Animals right in the middle of the Town Centre - All FREE!
Woodley Town Centre, Crockhamwell Road, WoodleyRG5 4JZ
MORE INFO: Fun Day Enquiries 07506 741591
 
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29/05/2018 TOAD'S TRAVELS
 RIVER & ROWING MUSEUM

We all love Mr Toad! Create a banner showing his adventures with his friends using all sorts of paint and collage. See website link below to check times and prices.
River and Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames RG9 1BF
MORE INFO: Enquiries 01491 415600
  Event Web Site

Sport : Football
29/05/2018 to 31/05/2018 ROYALS HALF-TERM SOCCER SCHOOLS

Bookings are now being taken for the latest batch of our popular Soccer Schools, to be taking place in May half-term. Our Soccer Schools, run by the Reading FC Community Trust, are always well-attended and prove to be a fun learning experience for youngsters in the local area. Whether it's your child's first experience at a Soccer School or if they're regulars at our courses, it's a fun experience for all involved! See website for dates and venues.
Various in Reading area - see weblink below
MORE INFO: Community Trust Team 0118 968 1480
  soccerschools@readingfc.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Art
30/05/2018 WEST BERKS AND NORTH HANTS OPEN STUDIOS

Visit Sally Courage, Teresa Munn and Moya Tosh, local ceramic artists, united by a love of landscapes and the organic feel of clay. Sally works with coils of clay to create satisfying forms which evolve as the work grows. Teresa works with text in ceramics, and explores feelings associated with the landscapes of our lives in clay-scripted wall plaques and hand-held textured forms. Moya throws porcelain and uses blocks of glaze colour, 23-carat gold leaf, silver leaf & lustre colour for decoration. The vessel rims are cut to break the tension of the thrown form and create a new tension by 'stitching' over the cut with leather. Red Steps is a working studio, and one of the three will always be working there and able to discuss their latest work.
Red Steps, Whitway, Newbury RG20 9LE
MORE INFO: Open Studios Enquiries 07786 956051
 
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Exhibitions
30/05/2018 to 03/06/2018 VIEWPOINT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

Our Viewpoint exhibition showcases images from photographers that illustrate the range of effects that can be generated by selecting an ideal vantage point. Even subtle changes in viewpoint can completely change the relationship between the objects in the photo and help to show things from a different, more unique perspective. As photographer Ansel Adams once said: ‘A good photograph is knowing where to stand’. The images featured in this exhibition have all sought to experiment with the viewpoint in order to present us with new and unexpected perspectives. VIEWPOINT 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. Open 10am to 3pm Daily - Free Public Admission.
Thames Valley Park (TVP1 and 2), 300 Thames Valley Park Drive, Reading RG1 6PT
MORE INFO: Lou Griffiths 0800 0287338
  info@thephotographicangle.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
31/05/2018 RPO NOISY KIDS - WE'RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a fun-filled Family concert, featuring bite-sized pieces of classical music inspired by the sea and beyond - the perfect half term treat! Includes music from: Zimmer - Pirates of the Caribbean; Wood - Fantasia on British Sea Songs; Coates - By the Sleepy Lagoon; Williams - Jaws.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Dance
01/06/2018 BRACKNELL OVER 25s ELTON JOHN TRIBUTE PARTY

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.
Bier Keller and Apres Nightclub, Coppid Beech Hotel, John Nike Way, Bracknell RG12 8TF
MORE INFO: Brian Lewis 0800 313 4441
  info@dance-parties.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
01/06/2018 FAMILY ACTIVITY DAY AT WEST BERKSHIRE MUSEUM - CAVALIER OR ROUNDHEAD

Make your own Civil War soldier out of a wooden peg, felt pieces, wool, chenille stems and other craft materials. This event is to tie-in with the re-enactment by English Civil War Society of the First Battle of Newbury, Newbury I, at the end of this month; please see the listing on this event.
West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01635 519562
  museum@westberks.gov.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Dance
02/06/2018 WINDSOR 30s to 60s PARTY

Dance, romance, meet new people, make new friends at this party for 30s to 60s. Singles and couples welcome. The fun starts at 8.30pm through until 1am with great music from our top DJ. Come along and join us tonight at this fabulous hotel which is situated right opposite Windsor Castle. Admission £10. Pre-booking advised; see our website.
The Harte and Garter Hotel, High St, Windsor, SL4 1LJ
MORE INFO: Brian Lewis 0800 3134441
  info@dance-parties.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
02/06/2018 CLASSIC, RARE AND VINTAGE CAR SHOW

Welcome to the Third Annual Classic Car Show. Over 217 classic, vintage and rare cars are registered to go on display for the day in the beautiful Pangbourne College grounds. All are welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the show! The Pangbourne Village Silver Band will be playing, and refreshments will be available for sale. Entry costs £5 (cash) and all proceeds go to charity. 10am to 4pm.
Parade Ground, Pangbourne College RG8 8LA
MORE INFO: Classic Car Show Enquiries 0118 984 2101
  reception@pangbourne.com
  Event Web Site

02/06/2018 HOLYPORT VILLAGE SUMMER FAIR

The 72nd Traditional Village Fair to be held on the village Green in Holyport. ThIs year's theme is Sapphire and Coronation to celebrate the Queen's coronation 65 years ago. We have a Steam Fair, lots of fantastic food and drink stalls, traditional Fair games, WI cakes, Dog show, trade stalls, Vintage cars, Harley bikes and Tractor rides. Our annual Tug O War competition between the 4 pubs in Holyport close off the Fair in a truly fun, family and competitive style... This years Fair is shaping up to be another fantastic fund raising event with Hearing Dogs, Citizens Advice and Holyport Memorial Hall being the recipients this time. 2 - 5pm, free entry.
The Green, Holyport SL6 2JL
MORE INFO: Fair Enquiries 07827 284273
 
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Music
02/06/2018 INTERNATIONAL STREET CONCERT IN WOKINGHAM

Free admission. The stage is set, the acts are confirmed and the compere is booked so bring your folding chairs and enjoy a fantastic evening of live music in the street. Joining you will be an international lineup of original and cover artists performing rock, pop, motown, ballads, and jazz. Come, sit and enjoy or dance the evening away! Join us at 6pm to enjoy music by exciting and talented acts including Funkline, The Trenchtown Experience, Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours, and local group The Marisa Rodriguez Duo.
Broad Street, Wokingham Town Centre RG40 1AA
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02/06/2018 GRATIS CHOIR CONCERT - THE FACE OF THE WATERS

Gratis Choir is a chamber choir based in Reading, England. Our concerts are normally in a local church or other venue which wants to raise money for a good cause, through a retiring collection. With our watery theme, we will be exploring songs and music about clouds, rain, streams, rivers and the sea - ending with some rousing sea shanties and the Henry Wood Fantasia of British Sea Songs (like the Last Night of the Proms) ! 7:30pm The concert is FREE and you do not need a ticket. Just turn up and enjoy the music.
St Peter and St Paul, Shiplake RG9 4BS
MORE INFO:
  gratis@gratischoir.org.uk
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02/06/2018 to 03/06/2018 EAT READING 2018

The event will offer thousands of visitors the chance to try out a variety of dishes, watch chef demonstrations and listen to Reading steel drum band RASPO perform. Thai curries, Spanish paella and Jamaican jerk chicken will be among the 28 stalls serving all types of cuisine. The Eat Reading festival will also include Portuguese cheeses and meats, British sausage and Greek Souvlaki.
Broad Street, Reading RG1 3EU
MORE INFO: Eat Reading Enquiry 0118 937 4663
  carol.gardiner@reading.gov.uk
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02/06/2018 WOODLEY 5K PARKRUN

This is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock. It’s run in Woodford Park, Woodley, and it costs nothing but please register before your first run. We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!
Woodley Park, Haddon Drive, Woodley RG5 4LY
MORE INFO: Enquiries 0118 969 0356
  admin@woodley.gov.uk
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02/06/2018 BOUTIQUE ROOM SALE AT PANGBOURNE

There is a complete range of 'Off the Rails' clothing on one side of the hall - lovely, unusual ladies' clothes by Jenny Gill. You may try on clothing at your leisure in a relaxed, friendly environment. The other side of the hall shows handcrafted unique jewellery by Sandy Ebdon-Jackson. You may try pieces on and discuss bespoke commissions. Sandy also offers a jewellery repair service so please bring along any repairs you may have for a quote (restringing, silver soldering, missing stones and broken clasps etc) The 'Boutique Room' is a friendly, exciting event enjoyed by all - do come along on Saturday 7th April and browse, have a cup of tea or coffee and perhaps add to your Summer wardrobe with some gorgeous new clothes and jewellery. 10am to 3pm - free admission.
Pangbourne Village Hall, Station Road, Pangbourne RG8 7AN
MORE INFO: 07778 931921

Leisure : Days Out
03/06/2018 UNIVERSITY BIG BAND LUNCH

The University of Reading invites all members of the University, their families and local community to come together as part of the national Big Lunch initiative at our annual Big Band Big Lunch. Supported by a range of departments across the organisation and the Friends of the University, this free family-friendly event will feature music from the University’s Big Band as well as a range of activities based on the theme of ‘Everyone’s Environment’. There will be food and drink available to purchase or we welcome you to bring along a picnic and enjoy this celebration of our community at the picturesque London Road campus. 12:00-16:00. Admission free.
University of Reading, London Road Campus, RG1 5AQ
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 378 6718
  events@reading.ac.uk
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03/06/2018 TADLEY TREACLE FAIR 2018

The event will comprise spectacular arena displays, Trade and Charity exhibitors and the usual Craft Marquee, Bar and Tea tents. There will also be Whittle's Fairground Amusements and Refreshment Village and Activities such as circus skills and face painting, for children. There will also be the traditional procession from Burnham Copse School to the Treacle fair site, this will depart from the school at about 11:45am.
Saunders Fields, Tadley RG26 4FF
MORE INFO: 0845 833 7494
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03/06/2018 THAMES VALLEY AND READING VINTAGE BUS RUNNING DAY

2018 is 50 years since the last Trolleybus ran in Reading and passengers became reliant on motor buses. TV&GWOT’s Thames Valley & Reading Running Day will mark the anniversary with former local buses from across the decades travelling on town and country routes. Destinations are being planned to include Risely, Whitley Wood, Peppard Common, Tilehurst and Maidenhead so that a number follow, as closely as possible, former Trolleybus routes. A combination of long and short routes means passengers can enjoy the countryside or experience a number of different vehicles through the course of the day. Free vintage bus services will operate from 10am to approximately 5pm from the South West Interchange at Reading Station which is on the site of the terminus used by Thames Valley buses and adjacent to the site of the former Reading Bus Station. There will also be a small static display.
Reading Station Forecourt, RG1 1NF
MORE INFO:
  enquiries@tvagwot.org.uk
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Leisure : Music
03/06/2018 BIG BAND LUNCH
 UNIVERSITY OF READING

The University of Reading invites all members of the University, their families and local community to come together as part of the national Big Lunch initiative at our annual Big Band Big Lunch. Supported by a range of departments across the organisation and the Friends of the University, this free family-friendly event will feature music from the University’s Big Band as well as a range of activities based on the theme of ‘Everyone’s Environment’. There will be food and drink available to purchase or we welcome you to bring along a picnic and enjoy this celebration of our community at the picturesque London Road campus.
University of Reading, London Road Campus, Reading RG1 5AQ
MORE INFO: Band Lunch Enquiries 0118 378 6718
  events@reading.ac.uk
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03/06/2018 VARIOUS SWALLOWFIELD GARDENS OPEN - FOR NGS CHARITY

This year Swallowfield is offering nine gardens to visit. A number are in the village itself, others are nearby, so there is a mix of walking to some, with those in different directions needing a car or bicycle to reach them comfortably. Whilst each provides its own character and interest, they all nestle in rural countryside by the Whitewater, Blackwater and Loddon rivers which create an abundance of wildlife and lovely views. The garden owners, many of whom are members of the local Horticultural Society, are always happy to chat and share their enthusiasm and experience.
Various, The Street, Swallowfield RG7 1QY and others.
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05/06/2018 RBH VOLUNTEER INFORMATION MEETING POINT

A chance to come along and meet the volunteering teams from the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Teams from Voluntary services, League of Friends, Royal Berkshire Charity and Berkshire Cancer centre will be on hand to dicuss what options for volunteering are available for you to help out with. Free to come and say hello and chat 10am to 4pm .
Broad Street, Reading (outside Marks and Spencer) RG1 2BH
MORE INFO: Volunteer Information 0118 322 8592
 

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05/06/2018 FROGMORE HOUSE GARDEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - FOR CHARITY

The private royal garden at Frogmore House on the Crown Estate at Windsor. This landscaped garden set in 30 acres with notable trees, lawns, flowering shrubs and C18 lake, is rich in history. It is largely the creation of Queen Charlotte, who in the 1790s introduced over 4,000 trees and shrubs to create a model picturesque landscape. The historic plantings, incl tulip trees and redwoods, along with Queen Victoria's Tea House, remain key features of the garden today. Tuesday June 2 in aid of the NGHS Charity - Wednesday June 3 for the NSPCC.
Frogmore House Garden, Windsor SL4 1LB
MORE INFO: Open Garden Enquiry 01483 211535
 
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Leisure : Theatre
06/06/2018 to 09/06/2018 MY INLAWS ARE OUTLAWS
 SHINFIELD PLAYERS THEATRE

A comedy play written by Devon Williamson. Annie discovers that her in laws are outlaws.... and her mother in law has hired a mad group of assassins to kill her !!! How will Annie , a mild mannered librarian, outwit the best of the Italian, Russian and Irish contract killers. This is outrageous laugh out loud comedy at its best. All shows start at 7.45pm.
Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, Reading RG2 9DF
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 975 8880
 
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06/06/2018 1645-1660: CIVIL WAR TO COMMONWEALTH - TALK BY JOHN BREARLEY

Former teacher, John Brearley, is a popular and charismatic speaker on Local History topics across Berkshire. Accompanied by slides and music, John will talk about the Civil War and the Commonwealth period through to the restoration of the monarchy. During these years, the first Council of War was held in Reading, and Charles II was briefly held in captivity in Caversham, before his eventual execution. Find out more, at what is set to be a fascinating and entertaining talk. This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society. 2-4pm.
Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
MORE INFO: Talk Enquiries 0118 950 9553
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Leisure : Theatre
07/06/2018 to 28/07/2018 AGATHA CHRISTIE'S THE UNEXPECTED GUEST
 THE MILL AT SONNING

This intriguing 'whodunnit' twists and turns towards an edge-of-your-seat climax, leaving you guessing right until the last chilling moment! When a stranger runs his car into a ditch, on a dark and foggy evening, he makes his way to an isolated house where he discovers a woman standing over the dead body of her wheelchair-bound husband, a smoking gun in her hand. What's more, she admits to murder. Then, surprisingly, the unexpected guest offers to help her concoct an alibi. But is it possible that Laura Warwick did not commit the murder after all? If so, who is she shielding? The house seems full of possible suspects...
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
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Leisure : Music
08/06/2018 BACH TO BABY FAMILY CONCERT

Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow. And for the grand finale, it's your turn! Come gather around the musicians and request your favourite nursery rhymes for the jolly sing-along! Doors open 10am.
Reading Minster, Chain Street, Reading RG1 2HX
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Leisure : Theatre
08/06/2018 JOSEPH MORPURGO - HAMMERHEAD
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Joseph Morpurgo presents his masterpiece: a boundary-smashing, 9-hour adaption of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Or is it? Outlandishly funny multimedia comedy and new voodoo from the distinguished mind of the 2015 Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, three-time 2016 Chortle Award winner and BBC Radio Four star Joseph Morpurgo, featuring surreal set-pieces, vivid comic writing, subliminal pulse signals – and monsters. Following sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Soho Theatre, Hammerhead now embarks on a nationwide tour.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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08/06/2018 to 10/06/2018 WINDSOR ANTIQUES FAIR

A major new event in the Antiques World, with 44 stands of fine quality art, antiques, jewellery and decorative pieces for the home. Attractively displayed, everything is for sale, with a price, date and description attached. Items vary from £20 to £20,000, and date from the Tudors to the Windsors! Light refreshments available in the newly refurbished 1866 Bar, and, weather permitting, there will be Cream Teas on the lawns and a Prosecco Bar. Fair open from 10.30am each day.
Royal Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road (A308) Windsor SL4 5EZ
MORE INFO: Antiques Fair Enquiries 01825 744074 or 07774 850044
  info@penman-fairs.co.uk
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Leisure : Dayas Out
09/06/2018 SHERFIELD VILLAGE FETE

Enjoy our Wild West themed attractions: Santa Fe Gunfighters Show Team, Ray Prior Falconry display, live music, a line dance hoedown, Quirk’s Animal Roadshow, alpacas, Land Train rides, a Rodeo Bull, Giant Slide, children’s races, face painting, dog show, classic cars. Eat and drink at The Rusty Bar Saloon, Chuck Wagon BBQ, a variety of food outlets and The Texas Tea Tent. Your chance to purchase plants, crafts, and gifts and to try your luck at the Cowboy Boot Fling, Crush the Critter, Horseshoe Toss, Smash a Plate, Cactus Hoopla, Gold Rush and so much more. Maybe even come dressed the part in check shirt, jeans and boots! We hope to have fun and raise money for the amazing Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust as well as our village. Free entry and parking. Donations welcome.
The Village Green, Sherfield on Loddon RG27 0BU
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Leisure : Days Out
09/06/2018 PANGBOURNE FETE

Traditional village Fete with a beer tent, arena events with a circus theme and stalls for all the family. Food outlets and a dog show are featured along with live music. Event starts at 12 noon till 5pm.
Pangbourne Meadows RG8 7DA
09/06/2018 WOODLEY COMMUNITY CARNIVAL

MARCHING stormtroopers and other famous heroes and villains are among those featured in this year's Woodley Community Carnival. The theme this year - the 57th - is Heroes and Villains, and organisers are confident that the success of last year’s Planes, Trains and Autombiles carnival will be repeated. The event supported four charities last year, including Woodley Food Bank and the first responders and a cheque worth £2,000 was presented to each group.
Woodley Memorial Ground, Woodford Park, Headley Road, Woodley
MORE INFO: Carnival Info 0118 966 6952
  David.Gregory@woodleycarnival.org.uk
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09/06/2018 ETON COLLEGE GARDENS OPEN TO PUBLIC FOR NGS CHARITY

A rare chance to visit a group of central College gardens surrounded by historic school buildings, including Luxmoore's garden on a small island in the Thames reached across two attractive bridges. Also an opportunity to explore the fascinating Eton College Natural History Museum and a small group of other private gardens.
Eton College, Windsor SL4 6EH
MORE INFO: Open Garden Enquiries 01753 370100   Event Web Site
Leisure : Music
09/06/2018 FLORAL DELIGHTS - CONCERT WITH BELLE CANTO

Be delighted by a variety of much-loved songs about flowers and the countryside. You can tiptoe through the tulips but don't sit under the apple tree in our English country garden! The ladies trio, Belle Canto, will transport you on wings of song with our trios, duets and solos from stage, screen, music hall, opera and operetta. We certainly hope to bring a smile to your face, and perhaps the occasional tear to your eye, as you enjoy the beauties of the countryside in song. Belle Canto is a ladies vocal trio consisting of Gabi McKeown, Heather Sims and Jane Greenshields, together with pianist, Andy Baldwin.
St Mary the Virgin, Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, Reading RG7 2BB
MORE INFO: Concert Organiser 0118 988 2530   info@bellecanto.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Nights Out
09/06/2018 FISH AND CHIPS ABOARD A HERITAGE TRAIN - SPECIAL EVENING EVENT

Enjoy a traditional meal as you travel in a 1950's railway carriage through lovely South Oxfordshire scenery between Wallingford and Cholsey. The line opened in 1866 but closed in 1959, and has since been kept alive by dedicated enthusiasts operating diesel and steam services.
Cholsey & Wallingford Railway, Hithercroft Road, Wallingford OX10 9GQ
MORE INFO: Pat Hatch 07799 381535   Event Web Site
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09/06/2018 VARIOUS HAMBLEDEN OPEN GARDENS

Hambleden village is set in the beautiful Hambleden valley between Marlow and Henley. Eight gardens will be open, and teas served throughout the afternoon in the village hall and Burrow Farm. The gardens open at 1pm but there is a covered market with a wide variety of stalls in the village hall which is open from 10am and serves teas and lunches. There's a raffle with high value prizes. Children U16 are free and there is free parking . All proceeds will be going towards the upkeep and maintenance of the hall. 1pm to 5pm - one ticket covers all venues.
Hambleden Village RG9 6RP
MORE INFO: Open Garden Enquiry 01491 410669
 
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09/06/2018 THE LITTLE WELLY - OBSTACLE COURSE AND FESTIVAL

The Little Welly is a fantastic full day event for children and their families! It aims to get children outdoors and active whilst having as much fun as possible. The Little Welly is the biggest outdoor obstacle course for children in the UK with more than 30 challenging obstacles over 3km, involving water, foam and of course MUD! But there's so much more, with a huge festival field and many attractions, activities and catering options for families to enjoy.
Greenlands, Henley on Thames RG9 3AU
MORE INFO:
  hello@thelittlewelly.co.uk
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09/06/2018 WARFIELD VILLAGE FETE

A traditional village fete with many attractions for children of all ages. Good varied food. Hog Roast , burgers, sausages, filled potatoes. Tea tent, bar tent a band animal attractions, a clown in residence. The prices are kept low to provide a good family day out at affordable rates. All money raised is donated to local charities. 12 noon to 5pm.
Memorial Ground, Warfield, Nr Bracknell RG42 6AE
MORE INFO: Fete Enquiries 01344 307030
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Leisure : Sport
10/06/2018 to 15/07/2018 WORLD CUP FOOTBALL AND WIMBLEDON ON BIG SCREEN AT THE VILLAGE, STATION HILL

The Village is the best place in Reading to watch every second of the remaining World Cup matches on our GIANT outdoor screen! Entry on England match days is FREE up until 90 mins before England kick off, after that time there is a small charge. There is plenty of standing space on site with both covered and outdoor areas, but if you want to make sure you’ve got the best seats in the house then book seating in advance, more info below.
The Village at Station Hill Event Space, Station Hill, Reading RG1 1NF
MORE INFO: World Cup Screen Enquiries 0203 793 5533
  Sales@WePop.co.uk
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10/06/2018 OPEN DAY AT HARRIS GARDEN - IN AID OF CANCER RESEARCH UK

The Reading Group for Cancer Research UK are delighted to invite you to our Open Garden Day with Musical Entertainment on Sunday 10th June 2.00 - 5.00 pm at the Harris Garden, at the University of Reading. During the afternoon we will be entertained in the garden by the Reading Ukulele Group with an energetic and diverse mix of music from the 1920s to today and by James Parkin, busking on acoustic guitar.Plants, including some from the Harris Garden itself, will be on sale and there will be a craft stall for you to browse.Tea/coffee/squash and homemade cakes available.Do come and join us to enjoy the garden, the refreshments and the music. You enter via Pepper Lane off the A327 (Shinfield Road) post code RG6 6UR. Entrance £3, young children freeAll proceeds on this day will go to Cancer Research UK.For further information, please contact us at ReadingCancerResearchUK@gmail.com.
Harris Gardens, University of Reading
MORE INFO: Jacqui Harrington 07854 674842
  readingcancerresearchuk@gmail.com
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10/06/2018 CHIEVELEY MANOR GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

Large garden surrounding listed house (not open) in the heart of Chieveley village. Attractive setting with fine views over stud farm. Walled garden containing lovely borders, shrubs and rose garden, evolving every year. Box parterre filled with alliums, white geraniums and lavender. Many viticella clematis growing through shrubs. 2pm to 5pm.
Chieveley Manor, Nr Newbury RG20 8UT
MORE INFO: Mr & Mrs C J Spence
 
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Leisure : Days Out
11/06/2018 OPEN AIR THEATRE AT CAVERSHAM COURT - FRANKENSTEIN, A NEW RE-IMAGINING

Set in a Dystopian future, the human race is slowly becoming extinct. With a desperation to save humanity, Angel - a revolutionary procreation of pioneering female scientist Doctor Frankenstein, is created. A new evolution that has been artificially accelerated. Exploring the themes of the human ideal of perfection, psychosexual identity and the politics of gender and transgenderism. This innovative contemporary reworking of Frankenstein is a collaboration between SISATA and Offie-nominated, BAFTA award-winning playwright, John Foster.
Caversham Court, off St Peter's Hill/Woodcote Road, Caversham
MORE INFO: Charmaine K Parkin 07802 299267
  sisataopenairtheatre@gmail.com
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Leisure : Theatre
11/06/2018 to 16/06/2018 HAPPY JACK - BY JOHN GODBER
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Happy Jack is a funny and touching play about Jack and Liz, a couple inspired by John Godber’s own grandparents. Weaving through 60 years of marriage, the pair introduce us to the characters they have known in their Yorkshire mining village and take us through love, sadness, anger, joy and conflict, from courtship to retirement and much in between.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Antony Wernham 0118 384 2169
  happyjack@progresstheatre.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
13/06/2018 INHOLMES - OPEN IN AID OF NGS GARDENS

Set in 10-acres with views over parkland. Lots to enjoy with large walled garden, rose Bedfordshire, cutting and sunken garden. Individual touches incl brightly painted gates and benches and spooky wood. Walks to lake and meadow. Beautiful display of bulbs and bluebell wood in spring, then in summer the inspirational borders burst with colour.
Inholmes, Woodlands St Mary, Berkshire RG17 7SY
MORE INFO: Open Day Organiser 07811 381211   Event Web Site
13/06/2018 GORING GAP FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS

Unsung Heroines Talk at Goring Ljbrary - In the year we’ve been celebrating the centenary of Women’s Suffrage in the UK and as part of centenary year celebrations we’re pleased to announce that local historian and author, Janet Hurst, will be speaking about the role of local women as Red Cross volunteers in the Great War. Women’s work in the conflict was a key factor in the Government granting the vote. Live Music at the Miller of Mansfield - Enjoy a drink in the garden while listening to new bands and old favourites. Acts timings: Sara Daniels - 5pm; Eloise Rees - 6pm; Not Souled Out - 6:45pm; Simon Stafford and Kate Saunders - 7:30pm. Pizza, Poetry and Song with Bonnie Dawn Roberts at The Catherine Wheel - An evening of laughter and fun featuring Bonnie Dawn Roberts, Sharon Murphy-McPherson, Cheryl Mayer and Richard Roberts.
Various around Goring and Streatley Villages RG8 9AG
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Leisure : Theatre
13/06/2018 to 16/06/2018 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

PRESENTED BY WOODLEY LIGHT OPERATIC SOCIETY - How far would you go to be the CEO of the company that you work for? What would you do if you were new to working for a living? How would you handle everyone gossiping about you? Welcome to Consolidated Industries, our setting for 9 to 5 based on the 1980 movie of the same name, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. Workplace to three downtrodden women, Violet Newstead, Judy Bernly and Doralee Rhodes, overseen by a sexist, lecherous, and pompous, CEO Franklin Hart Jr.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
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Leisure : Entertainment
14/06/2018 to 17/06/2018 GORING GAP FESTIVAL

four fabulous days, filled with music, words, comedy, literature, visual and performing arts, workshops and much more. Come and listen to amazing speakers, singers and bands, dance the night away, laugh, go to a workshop, follow the Art Trail and meet the artists, enter the world of Wind in the Willows. Most of all, come and have fun and enjoy the Gap Festival 2018. See website below for more details.
Various around Goring and Streatley Villages RG8 9AG
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Leisure : Days Out
16/06/2018 WALTHAM ST LAWRENCE SUMMER FETE AND DOG SHOW

This year’s event has everything one would hope for from a typical Village Fete. A BBQ will be running all day, the bar will be serving real ales from Marlow’s Rebellion Brewery, plus lagers, wine, Pimms & soft drinks. The tea tent will be serving teas and coffees and a selection of homemade cakes The Dog Show returns, giving proud pet owners the chance to show off their pups and compete for the chance to win a coveted rosette. The Silver Band will be entertaining the crowds with their wonderful live music. Motoring enthusiasts can pore over the fine collection of vintage cars that will be on display. Craft stalls will sell a range of handmade products. The Fire Service will be inviting young fans to experience sitting up front in a real Fire Engine. The annual Raffle will take place for your chance to win anything for your chance to win anything from cash to vouchers, hampers and experiences. A vast array of sideshows will keep people of all ages amused. The fun starts from 1pm.
WSL Cricket Club, Oak Meadow, Shurlock Row RG10 0PL
MORE INFO: Moira Astin 07717 472974   fete@wsl.link   Event Web Site
Leisure : Entertainment
16/06/2018 to 17/06/2018 MAPLEDURHAM AT WAR
 MAPLEDURHAM HOUSE AND WATERMILL

The 1976 blockbuster film The Eagle has Landed based on the best selling book by Jack Higgins, was filmed in the beautiful setting of the Mapledurham Estate. The estate is therefore the perfect backdrop for over 600 re-enactors from all over the country who will set up camp for the week end. Thirty living history displays and more than 100 military vehicles will be on display as if it were World War 2 again. Army trucks, tanks, WW2 amphibious craft and cars will convey the troops around the site whilst the camp displays will show how life was during that time. Authentic battles will take place each day and musicians and dancers from the period will entertain the troops. Christine Wallace from the Great British Bake Off will be demonstrating war time ration recipes and sharing stories from that time with Jill Vallis. She will have Memory Board for visitors to add their own memories or family stories. Her cookware kitchen will no doubt be a reminiscing opportunity for our older visitors and can be shared anew with the younger ones. The Mapledurham Watermill will be open each day.
Mapledurham Estate, Reading RG4 7TR
MORE INFO: Jeanette Howse 0777 1967633   jeanette.howse@btinternet.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
16/06/2018 THE RONNIE SCOTT'S SOHO SONGBOOK
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Featuring classic music from the jazz greats who have performed at Ronnie Scott’s, alongside narration and projected archive images and rare footage from the club, The Ronnie Scott’s Songbook is a glimpse into this unique world and its incredible history. Hosted and performed by the award-winning Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, led by the Club’s Musical Director, this is a unique evening celebrating the music and history of Ronnie Scott’s and is a must for any music fan.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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16/06/2018 ESTORIL - GARDEN OPEN IN AID OF NGS CHARITY

An attractive quarter-acre family garden with a contemporary feel that has been lovingly developed by the owner over the last 10 yrs. The beautifully planted mixed borders are filled with a wide variety of shrubs, perennials, grasses and bulbs. There are 2 mature willow trees with examples of planting for dry shade, a pretty summerhouse, wildlife pond and a small vegetable garden and greenhouse.
9 Old Bath Road, Sonning RG4 6SZ
MORE INFO: Fiona and Jonathan Hill   Event Web Site
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16/06/2018 to 17/06/2018 BEALE PARK BERKSHIRE CRAFT AND COUNTRY FAIR

All day entertainment which may include birds of prey, working dogs, children’s entertainment as well as arts, crafts, gifts and food marquees.
Beale Park, Lower Basildon, Nr Pangbourne, Berks RG8 9NH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01206 263088   Event Web Site
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16/06/2018 THAMES VALLEY TREK IN AID OF THE AIR AMBULANCE

Sign up to our unique trek taking in the stunning scenery of the Thames Valley. Mainly hugging the magnificent Thames Path you’ll start at Hambledon Lock twisting through Henley, Hurley, Maidenhead and Eton before finishing with a complimentary glass of bubbles in Royal Windsor. By signing up to take part, we’ll also provide you with expert training and fundraising advice, a trekking top to wear on the day, refreshments on route and a finishers reception complete with a medal and complimentary glass of fizz. Sign up to either a 13 mile route or the full 26 miles, set yourself a challenge, take part with friends, enjoy yourself and support a great local cause.
Start from Culden Faw, Henley or Stubbings Estate, Maidenhead
MORE INFO: 01494 410335
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