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Leisure : Days Out
01/05/2018 to 31/12/2018 CURIOUS ABOUT READING? FACT-FINDING WALKS

Are you curious about Reading? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Reading an unmissable place to explore. Most clues are chosen for their historical value, so you'll learn about the diverse culture, significant people and extraordinary events which have influenced Reading in becoming what it is today. You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Reading and the people that have shaped it. Buy or instantly download to print at home or use on your mobile device from the website below and explore in your own time. One booklet is enough for four people of all ages to enjoy.
Riverside Museum, Blake's Lock, Reading RG1 3DH
MORE INFO: Sue Jennings 01159 502151
  sue.jennings@curiousabout.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
10/05/2018 to 16/06/2018 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Following the great success of last year’s Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet, the Watermill Ensemble return with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, fusing actor musicianship with one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies. Four lovers escape the decorum of the royal courts, eluding tradition and etiquette on one fateful, intoxicating night in the Athenian woods. Secrets, love and mistaken identities collide with a fusion of rich and beautiful music inspired by the hedonistic soulful sounds of Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. Hermia is to be married to Demetrius.But she actually loves Lysander and after the lovers runaway to marry in secret, pursued by Demetrius, who has been told by Helena of their plan, all respectability begins to unravel.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044
  boxoffice@watermill.org.uk
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Leisure : Museums
19/05/2018 to 09/07/2018 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
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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 : Museums
29/05/2018 to 12/01/2019 PATRONS AND DONORS - READING'S ART AND HOW IT GOT HERE

In 1885 crowd-sourcing existed in Reading: 5000 people contributed to the cost of having a portrait of biscuit magnate William Isaac Palmer painted for the town. And remarkably in the 1970s Reading commissioned a modern set of Civic silver with the support of dozens of local businesses. When Palmer went on to bequeath his personal collection of contemporary Victorian art, he started the impressive art collection at Reading Museum and set a precedent for later generations of gifts from Reading people. Today the museum remains unusual as its art collection continues to grow through the support of Reading Foundation for Art, grant-giving bodies and many individuals. See familiar favourites and unexpected treasures, some with curious stories attached.
Reading Museum, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Exhibition Enquiries 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
02/06/2018 to 24/06/2018 OXFORD SCULPTORS GROUP EXHIBITION AT GREYS COURT
 GREYS COURT (NATIONAL TRUST)

Explore the gardens and house this June in a new way as returning to Greys Court will be the Oxford Sculptors Group with whole new artworks to showcase to our visitors. From Saturday 2 June to Sunday 24 June sculptures will be placed around the walled gardens, in some areas just outside the walled gardens, and smaller places will be on display inside the Cromwellian Building and the house.
Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4PG
MORE INFO: Administrator 01491 628529
  greyscourt@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
07/06/2018 to 16/06/2018 LUCINDA COXON: HAPPY NOW?
 WOKINGHAM THEATRE

First performed in 2008, Happy Now? is a deliciously sharp and well observed contemporary black comedy, dealing with the (very middle class!) frustrations of modern life. We follow the story of Kitty, a successful working mother of two children. On the surface she seems to have it all but a chance encounter at a conference hotel plays on her mind as she struggles to balance her personal freedom with family life, fidelity and a testing job.
Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road Wokingham RG40 5TU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 978 5363
  boxoffice@wokinghamtheatre.org.uk
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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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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 : Theatre
12/06/2018 to 16/06/2018 FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the heart-warming family favourite. This superb amateur production centres on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his daughters, in the tradition steeped town of Anatevka. With the help of a vibrant and close Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and teach them traditional values in the face of changing social customs and the anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof's tackles themes of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.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
MORE INFO:
 
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Leisure : Theatre
13/06/2018 ROCK 'N ROLL REVOLUTION - THE BLUEJAYS
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Winners of the National Vintage Award for Best Band, The Bluejays present an electrifying and authentic tribute to the era when music changed the world forever. Between 1955 and 1959, artists such as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Eddie Cochran and Little Richard not only transformed the musical landscape but also the way we continue to look at the world today.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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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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13/06/2018 JOHN FINNEMORE'S FLYING VISIT
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

John Finnemore, writer and star of the multi-award winning BBC Radio shows John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme, Cabin Pressure and John Finnemore’s Double Acts brings his brand new live show to the stage! With the help of special guests from Souvenir Programme, John will be performing brand new sketches, some old favourites, and, unless someone can stop him, quite possibly a song. Plus, there will be a live stage appearance from Cabin Pressure’s Arthur Shappey: the most cheerful, least helpful steward in the skies.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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13/06/2018 to 16/06/2018 KISS ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT!
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

In the early hours of the morning, as a terrible party rages in a downstairs flat, Ruth and Tony meet for the first time. Meanwhile, in the same apartment block, Don and Edie spend the night celebrating their long lives together. As these two pairs, one new, one old, drink the night away, it’s revealed that none of them are quite how they seem and the question is raised: will either relationship survive until dawn?
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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13/06/2018 DAN SNOW - AN EVENING WITH THE HISTORY GUY
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Ballet Black returns to the Corn Exchange for the 5th year with specially commissioned pieces celebrating dancers of black and Asian decent. Ballet Black, a company that celebrates dancers of black and Asian decent, presents an evening of specially commissioned pieces which showcase the technique, precision and grace of their talented dancers. As part of their latest double bill, renowned British choreographer Cathy Marston choreographs a new ballet based on Can Themba’s moving fable The Suit. Completing the evening is Arthur Pita’s Olivier nominated A Dream Within a Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
13/06/2018 ROCK 'N ROLL REVOLUTION - THE BLUEJAYS
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Winners of the National Vintage Award for Best Band, The Bluejays present an electrifying and authentic tribute to the era when music changed the world forever. Between 1955 and 1959, artists such as Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Everly Brothers, Eddie Cochran and Little Richard not only transformed the musical landscape but also the way we continue to look at the world today.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

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
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
Leisure : Sport
14/06/2018 to 15/07/2018 WORLD CUP ON THE BIG SCREEN AT THE VILLAGE, STATION HILL

The Village is the best place in Reading to watch every second of England’s World Cup campaign, all 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… Our roof terrace is available to hire for larger groups. Enjoy an elevated view of the of the England match in your own private area with pre-bought drink packages meaning all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the game! Suitable for up to 60 people, hire fee and minimum spend applies.
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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Leisure : Theatre
14/06/2018 GOLD - THE KING'S SINGERS
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

The King’s Singers want to take you on a new musical adventure to celebrate their 50th birthday. It’s an adventure that gives thanks for all the music that’s defined their first fifty years, inspired by the unique maverick spirit that guided the original six King’s Singers to keep every performance as fresh and varied as possible. The current singers still share the original six’s mission today: the future of music deserves to shine as brightly as it can. This is about savouring the amazing diversity of music and musicians in our world today, holding up composers, songwriters and singers of all kinds side by side to create something truly special.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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14/06/2018 LIVE MUSIC - WOODY MANN
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Among guitarists and critics, Woody Mann is considered a modern master. While the blues are his touchstone, he seems to draw inspiration from every direction with ease and grace. From his first recording “Stairwell Serenade” He has worked solo and collaborated with blues greats Son House, Bukka White, and John Fahey. Throughout his career, Woody has not forgotten those early lessons in the Reverend Gary Davis’ living room or the jazz traditions that were his wellspring. He has become one of the world’s renowned guitar masters - bringing the past up to the present - with his own contemporary improvisational style.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
  Event Web Site

14/06/2018 FASTLOVE - THE GEORGE MICHAEL TRIBUTE SHOW
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Following its sold out success earlier this year, Fastlove is back by popular demand! Packed with crowd pleasing anthems, from the Wham hits of the new pop revival to the chart-topping success of 80's album Faith. With the awesome tunes of the 90's and 00's, including the irresistible Flawless, this is a spellbinding experience you don’t want to miss. You’ll be getting up (to get down) to all your favourite songs: Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, Father Figure, One More Try, Outside, Jesus to a Child, Kissing a Fool, and many more.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
14/06/2018 LIVE MUSIC - THE OUTSIDE TRACK
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy. The Outside Track's marriage of Canadian, Scottish and Irish music and song has been rapturously received around the world. The five members hail from Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton. They are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on its foundation.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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15/06/2018 A FRESH SPRING BREEZE - WITH CLASSICAL TRIO ViEtTa
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

This evening’s concert includes music from a range of composers from the warm and passionate Russian trio by Arensky to the dreamy and meditative music of Debussy. This diverse trio will bring a wide variety of music, including solo pieces so come and enjoy a delightful summer evening in the Recital Room.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

15/06/2018 SOUNDUK - LISA KNAPP
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

The highly acclaimed, award-winning Lisa Knapp returns to South Street with her band in support of her latest album, Till April is Dead - A Garland of Ritual & Love songs in the Month of May. The month of May is the focal point for an eruption of traditions, rituals and celebrations across the Northern Hemisphere: summer is coming, the weather is warmer and the promise of long, light evenings (a welcome relief from winters’ grip!) provide a perfect excuse to sing, dance and celebrate.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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15/06/2018 CULTURE MIX - STEEL BAND FESTIVAL
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

This is the Story of the Steel Pan, started its life in a faraway land called Trinidad. A spectacular musical event featuring BYSPO - a children’s orchestra of one hundred steel pans for a debut performance complete with a choir of one hundred voices for a rare and unforgettable show. The Berkshire Youth Steel Percussion Orchestra, set up by CultureMix to bring talented school steel bands together, presents a fabulous showcase of entertainment to surprise, delight and inspire the whole family. The show brings to life angelic voices combined with the authentic sounds of the Caribbean.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

15/06/2018 WOKE
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Two women 42 years apart become involved in the struggle for civil rights. One is notorious Black Panther Assata Shakur; the other, a university student enrolling as the Ferguson riots begin. Both challenge the justice system and are faced with the same choice – fight or flee? With a live soundtrack of gospel and blues. From the creator of Black is the Colour of My Voice.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
16/06/2018 READING WATER FEST - AND ABBEY RUINS REVEALED

This year's Reading Water Fest will coincide with the official reopening of Reading Abbey and the start of the Reading Abbey Revealed Festival. The event takes place in the Forbury Gardens, Abbey Ruins and along The Kennet, between Chestnut Walk and the Riverside Museum. Reading Borough Council and The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust are working together once again and hope you can join us for what we hope will be very enjoyable day! The event will consist of live entertainment, children's activities and refreshments, water activities, narrow boats, craft and charity stalls.
Central Reading, Forbury Gardens, and adjacent Kennetside river
MORE INFO: Water Fest Organiser 0118 937 2771
 
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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 BYE BYE BABY - THE MUSIC OF FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Bye Bye Baby are a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ and the timeless, iconic music of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’. Incredible four part harmonies, roof raising falsetto complete with energetic and stylish choreography – all backed by their excellent 4-piece band - ensures that Bye Bye Baby is a show that will make it a night remember! Includes Valli’s greatest hits including Sherry, December ’63 (Oh What A Night), Grease, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Beggin’, Working My Way Back To You, and many more!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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16/06/2018 ACE DANCE COMPANY
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

ACE return to share this season's repertoire, which includes work created by professionals and teachers. The company was established in 2001 and offers trained dancers and aspiring dancers alike the opportunity to work and perform in a professional environment. After a great first year for Junior:ACE and Apprent:ACE the interest, combined with talent of young dancers led to the formation of another Apprent:ACE company. All three companies are back to perform at this annual showcase. All companies have worked extremely hard and it is exciting to see how the ACE family has extended, to include the younger generation.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site

16/06/2018 SARAH KENDALL - ONE-SEVENTEEN
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show and Total Fringe Sell Out 2015, 2016, 2017. Sarah Kendall embarks on a UK tour with her latest show One-Seventeen. A blistering storytelling experience from the creator and star of the hit BBC Radio 4 series Australian Trilogy.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

16/06/2018 BALLET CYMRU PRESENTS CINDERELLA
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Award-winning Ballet Cymru presents a sparkling and refreshing ballet based on the eternal fairy tale. With a specially commissioned music score and circus elements combined with the finest classical dance, Ballet Cymru will be working with award-winning composer Jack White and circus company Citrus Arts to conjure a surprising world of wonder and magic. This timeless story is brought to life using the company’s exquisite blend of classical technique and storytelling.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

16/06/2018 CINEMA IN SYMPHONY - BASINGSTOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

An exciting new collaboration between Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra and radio Broadcaster Rory McAllister sees the orchestra perform a programme of popular film music as the fifth concert in Rory's Cinema in Symphony series. Up-beat and appealing, expect to see Rory's team of Storm Troopers and other well-known film characters. Fancy dress encouraged!
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

16/06/2018 A CELEBRATION OF LIFE
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Heartfelt poetry, words and sketches depicting life in all its wonders. The performance by Maidenhead actor Clive Woodward will be engaging, emotive and funny. Clive has acted in theatre, TV, BBC Radio plays and films including A Bunch of Amateurs alongside Burt Reynolds. With topics such as growing-up, work, love, marriage, beauty and loss it will be a celebration of life.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
  Event Web Site

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
  Event Web Site

16/06/2018 CLUB VELOCITY PRESENTS THE DRAW BLOOD ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

LITTLE RED - A folk trio from the South of England, Little Red (Ian Mitchell, Ben Gosling and Hayley Bell) are a musical outfit inspired by Neil Young, PJ Harvey, First Aid Kit and Elliot Smith. They write and perform songs of a dark and playful wit with passion and sincerity. Championed by the likes of BBC Introducing Berkshire, BBC Introducing Oxford. They released their new album 'Draw Blood' on May 1st on All Will Be Well Records. JACK CADE AND THE EVERYDAY SINNERS - Jacsk started singing and performing live around 10 years ago and decided to take on a new name to do so, deciding on a name he had originally heard back in the 90's when some friends of his from different bands played a few gigs together under the name Jack Cade. They explained at the time that he was an historical Kentish figure who had led a rebellion up to London. This story always stuck with him. THE SEASONS IN SHORTHAND - An alt-folk four piece combining heartfelt introspective songs with driving basslines and inventive percussion. Starting life as the acoustic project of songwriter Lee Switzer, the band have come together and developed a unique sound that brings his lyrics to life between moments of intimate acoustic folk and full on panic. 
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

Local Information :
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
Local Information :
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
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
17/06/2018 STOCKCROSS HOUSE GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

A lovely 2 acre garden set around a Grade II Listed former Vicarage (not open) with an emphasis on plant partnerships, colour combinations and naturalistic planting. Long wisteria and clematis covered pergola, reflecting pool with folly, cascade with pond and duck house, rich variety of roses, vegetable and cutting garden. Sculptural elements by local artists. 11am to 5pm.
Sockcross House, Church Road, Stockcross, Nr Newbury RG20 8LP
MORE INFO: 07765 674863   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
17/06/2018 STRICTLY STREET PRESENTS - REFLECTION
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Strictly Street Dance Company presents their 15 year anniversary show....Reflection. Featuring performances and music from the past 15 years, showcasing our classes. Strictly Street's advanced troupe will be performing a piece of hip hop theatre; involving a magic mirror, four fairytales and an epic dance battle between good and evil!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

17/06/2018 ME AND MY RON
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

A pastiche of Noel Gay’s play, Me and My Girl : 1930’s, comedy, music, London… written by Mike Hurst.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
17/06/2018 SANDLEFORD PLACE GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

A plantswoman's 4 acres, more exuberant than manicured with R Enborne flowing through. Various areas of shrub and mixed borders create a romantic, naturalistic effect. Wonderful old walled garden. Long herbaceous border flanks wild flower meadow. Yr-round interest from early carpets of snowdrops and daffodils, crocus covered lawn, to autumn berries and leaf colour. A garden for all seasons.
Sandleford Place, Newtown, Newbury RG20 9AY
MORE INFO: Mel Gatward 01635 40726   melgatward@btinternet.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
18/06/2018 to 21/06/2018 CLIVEDEN HOUSE GUIDED TOURS
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

Book onto one of our short guided tours to discover more about the fabulous Cliveden House. These tours allow you to see some of the rooms that were once home to Nancy and Waldorf Astor. Entry to the house is by timed ticket only and the tours last approximately 25 minutes. Please head to the Information Centre to get your timed ticket before making your way to the House entrance. National Trust members can collect guided tour tickets free of charge. House tours will run every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from March until October. Booking Advisable.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire SL1 8NS
MORE INFO: Cliveden Administrator 01628 605069   clivedenpress@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Comedy
19/06/2018 COMEDY AT THE MILK BAR - EDINBURGH PREVIEW SPECIAL

The Award Winning Gordon Southern and Adam Rowe bring their latest shows to the most atmospheric bar in Reading in preparation for the Edinburgh Festival! Gordon Southern is the international word clown. A stand up favourite across Europe and Australasia, he’s performed in over 30 countries. He is also one of most critically acclaimed comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe, having performed over a dozen solo shows there. Adam Rowe first got on stage to do Stand-Up in 2010. A little over a year later he was named Liverpool Comedian of the Year, quit his bar job and hasn’t looked back. After being asked to host the prestigious Big Value Showcase at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, Adam is now in demand to play all of the UK’s biggest comedy clubs and has firmly established himself as one of the most exciting young comics of his generation.
8 Merchants Place, Reading RG1 1DT
MORE INFO: Comedy Night Enquries 07399 849888
  info@milkreading.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
19/06/2018 to 23/06/2018 HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES IN WINDSOR GREAT PARK

Enjoy exploring one of England's most beautiful Royal Parks from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage. Relax and travel at a leisurely pace through a Collection of Japanese Maples past Ancient Oak Trees to a beautiful 18th Century Lake with fabulous display of Waterlilies in Summer and tranquil reflections in Autumn/Winter. The lake is a hidden gem in the heart of Windsor Great Park complete with Diamond Jublee Arbour, a covered seat unveiled by Her Majesty the Queen in 2012. Your driver/guide can provide interesting and lesser know facts about the history of the area.
The Savill Garden, Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Egham TW20 0XD
MORE INFO: Jo - Carriage Rides Bookings 07811 543019
  info@ascotcarriages.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Exhibitions
19/06/2018 to 24/06/2018 TREASURES WITH TALES

Wallingford Museum's latest exhibition is creating great interest with its 'Treasures with Tales' exhibition. Residents from Wallingford and the surrounding villages have loaned the museum a wide variety of fascinating objects, each with its own special significance - from exotic to fun to poignant! Visitors are able to follow the 'Treasures Trail' and discover these things for themselves throughout the museum. Each has its own 'tale' displayed and can be enjoyed by the whole family. The treasures are woven in amongst other exhibitions which include not only the story of Wallingford's Saxon origins, its great Royal castle, the town's links with Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders, but also updates on the recent archaeology that is being uncovered by new developments around the town.
Wallingford Museum, Flint House, 52 High Street, Wallingford OX10 0DB
MORE INFO: Judy Dewey 01491 651127
  judy@piepowder.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
19/06/2018 to 23/06/2018 A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE

A searing drama of love and revenge, set in New York's Italian-American immigrant community in the 1950's . Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife, Beatrice, and to their niece Catherine. When Beatrice's impoverished Sicilian cousins enter the US illegally in the hope of finding work, Eddie gives them a helping hand. But when Catherine and one of the cousins fall in love, Eddie's affection for his niece turns into obsession. Tragedy beckons.
New Era Theatre, St George’s Centre, Andover Road, Wash Common, Newbury RG14 6NU
MORE INFO: Box Office 07919 916009
  boxoffice@neweraplayers.org
  Event Web Site

19/06/2018 SHE GOAT PRESENTS DOPPELDANGER
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

After years of being mistaken for one another, real-life doppelgängers, Eugénie and Shamira, have finally made a show about it. With gender-twisting visuals and gothic storytelling, DoppelDänger is an exploration of dangerous doubling that reclaims what it means to be two women on stage. You’ll be seeing double with this gig theatre featuring experimental live music and Baroque-pop mash-ups. With an uncanny blend of 1630s-inspired Euro retrofuturism and 1930s wrestling, DoppelDänger is a bilingual boundary-bending attic takeover about the self, the other and togetherness.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
19/06/2018 PACT ADOPTION INFORMATION EVENING

PACT is running an informal information evening in Reading for anyone interested in adopting. The evening will be led by a PACT social worker and include a talk from somebody who has adopted through PACT. Booking is essential for this event so please contact our enquiries team.
PACT 9 Southern Court, South Street, Reading RG1 4QS
MORE INFO: Enquiries 0300 456 4800   enquiries@pactcharity.org   Event Web Site
Sport : Football
19/06/2018 5-A-SIDE REFEREES TRAINING COURSE

Willing whistle blowers are wanted in Reading as a community football league looks to recruit men and women in black. Leisure Leagues – Europe’s biggest and most successful providers of 5 and 6-a-side football – are running courses for budding referees. The league donates all its profits to charities and good causes and has received praise from Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Prince Charles and Boris Johnson for its community efforts. The firm has been lauded for its treatment of referees, and they can be assured they will be backed by the strongest discipline structure in the country.
Prospect Park Pavilion, Prospect Park, Reading RG30 2ND
MORE INFO: Refereeing Course Enquiries 03331 232340
  info@leisureleagues.net
  Event Web Site

Sport : Horse Racing
19/06/2018 to 23/06/2018 ROYAL ASCOT

Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting, attracting many of the world’s finest racehorses to compete for more than £7.3m in prize money. Our eighteen Group races, eight of them Group One, have made household names of Royal Ascot winners like Black Caviar, Frankel and Yeats. Each year the meeting is broadcast to audiences around the globe, yet to experience it in person is something altogether more special.
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Box Office 0870 727 1234
  enquiries@ascot.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Arts
20/06/2018 OPEN STUDIO - CERAMICS

Visit Sally Courage, Teresa Munn and Moya Tosh, local ceramic artists, united by a love of landscapes and the organic feel of clay. Guest artists include Julie Massie, Christine Lack and John Brazendale. 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 and lustre colour for decoration. Red Steps is a working studio, and one of the three will always be working there and able to discuss their latest work. Major pieces and small gift items available - or just come and enjoy chatting and looking.
Red Steps, Whitway, Newbury RG20 9LE
MORE INFO: Open Studio Enquiries 07786 956051
 
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Leisure : Days Out
20/06/2018 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
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20/06/2018 to 24/06/2018 SANDHAM MEMORIAL CHAPEL - SOLDIER EXHIBITION

A century after the end of the First World War the artist Robert Fitzmaurice will present a solo exhibition of paintings, prints and mixed media that considers the nature of the soldier from ancient times to the present day. Doors open 11am to 4pm
Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, near Newbury RG20 9JT
MORE INFO: Sandham Chapel 01635 278394   enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Museums
20/06/2018 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
20/06/2018 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD
 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
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20/06/2018 GORING GAP PLAYERS - DON'T BLAME IT ON THE SUFFRAGETTES

Presented by The Goring Gap Players to mark the 100 year anniversary of Votes for Women. Devised and Directed by Chris Bertrand who describes the evening as: An occasionally irreverent and entertaining look at the suffragette movement with authentic words of the men and women involved as well as comic monologues,songs and poems from the period.
The Morrell Room, Church Lane, Streatley RG8 9HT
MORE INFO: Jean Betteridge 01491 873530   goringgapplayers@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Local Information :
20/06/2018 FARMERS' MARKET IN WOODLEY

High quality local products direct from the producer or farmer, plus cookery demonstration using market products. Wonderful meats; pork, chicken, fruits and vegetables, organic breads, pies, cheeses, special ginger drinks, juices, preserves and pickles, Amazing crafts - and a local nursery.
Crockhamwell Road, Woodley town centre RG5 4JZ
MORE INFO: Jacques Lherbier 0118 921 6920
  towncentremanager@woodley.gov.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
20/06/2018 AFTERNOON TEA AT ST MARY'S ALDWORTH

Every WEDNESDAY from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m., until end of August, delicious TEAS will be served in the beautiful and historic St Mary's Church. Aldworth is 3 miles west of Streatley on Thames and 12 miles north of Newbury. St Mary's is home to the Aldworth Giants - newly conserved C14 stone effigies of the de la Beche family. Queen Elizabeth the First visited St Mary's to see these amazing effigies, so why not come along too? Our millennium tapestry tells some wondrous stories of Aldworth. The ancient yew tree in the churchyard has stood its ground for over 1000 years! Poet Laurence Binyon (For the Fallen 1914) is buried here.
St Mary’s Church, Aldworth, West Berkshire RG8 9SB
MORE INFO: Afternoon Tea Enquiries 01635 578936
 
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Leisure : Days Out
21/06/2018 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
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Leisure : Museums
21/06/2018 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
21/06/2018 TIM KEY - MEGADATE
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

A brand new 70 minutes, blending poeticals, talking, standing, spotlights, cables, Kronenburg, foot-stamping and old school wistfulness. Edinburgh Comedy Award winner years ago. Key has appeared in Taskmaster, Inside Number 9 and the Alan Partridge franchise.
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
22/06/2018 MAIDENHEAD 30s to 50s-PLUS 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 : Days Out
22/06/2018 MRS FARQUHAR'S AFTERNOON TEA AT SHAW HOUSE
 SHAW HOUSE

Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and locally produced jam and a generous slice of homemade Victoria sponge cake and fruit cake. And for a special occasion, why not add a little sparkle to your afternoon with a glass of Prosecco.
Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR
MORE INFO: Afternoon Tea Enquiries 01635 279279
  shawhouse@westberks.gov.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
22/06/2018 LEE NELSON - SERIOUS JOKER
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

LEE NELSON - Tour extended to cover legal fees for Theresa May stunt! Due to huge demand, and over-priced lawyers, Lee is extending his smash-hit tour for a second time, adding a final 30 dates to his huge 150-show run. You’ve seen him sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live on stage with his sensational Serious Joker tour.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
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22/06/2018 FOLK MUSIC - EMILY PORTMAN AND ROB HARBRON
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Emily Portman & Rob Harbron are two of the finest and most distinctive performers on the British folk scene. With multiple accolades for their years of work in different collaborations, now they have formed an inspired new collaboration. Together they create a boldly stripped-back and intricately woven sound, exploring traditional song alongside new writing.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
23/06/2018 to 24/06/2018 MURDER MYSTERY GAME OF CLUES AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

The year is 1853 and, whilst the Sutherland's are away visiting their London abode, Cliveden's head butler has turned up dead on the estate. Mr Butter, a rather unsavory character, was discovered fallen off his chair and smelling of whiskey; but how did he get there...?
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire SL1 8NS
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01628 605069
  cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

23/06/2018 to 24/06/2018 SLIME SHOW AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

Why are slugs and snails so slimy? Can you really cut, bounce or stretch slime? Come and find out in our sticky, gooey live science show! This entertaining and interactive show also has exciting demonstrations and experiments. Tickets for the show 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: Lookout Events Organiser 01344 354400
  customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk
  Event Web Site

23/06/2018 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

Leisure : Museums
23/06/2018 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

23/06/2018 READING MUSEUM GALLERY TOUR
 READING MUSEUM

Want to know more about Reading Abbey and its impact on the town? Join our trained volunteer guides for an updated tour that includes more on the Abbey Quarter’s history. Hear about our exciting plans to transform the area into a unique historical and cultural destination. This is followed by an introductory tour around the museum’s galleries taking in a selection of fascinating objects on display. Why not stay for lunch and enjoy the Bayeux Tapestry tour at 2.15pm?
Reading Museum and Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Music
23/06/2018 MIDSUMMER MUSIC - WITH TRINITY CONCERT BAND

As well as containing major works by Nigel Hess (The Lochnagar Suite) and Frank Ticheli (An American Elegy) Trinity Band’s summer concert features its talented players. The saxophone section captures the Big Band Sound in Saxophoning; the famous duet from Bizets’ The Pearl Fishers, arranged for two euphonium players and a cornet playing the evocative Share My Yoke complete the solo offerings. For classical music lovers we offer Offenbach’s overture to Orpheus in the Underworld and Saint Saens’ Carnival of the Animals while a selection from Michael Kamen’s score to Band of Brothers will delight fans of film music. A cornucopia of band music for a summer’s evening!
Leighton Park School, Shinfield Road, Reading RG2 7ED
MORE INFO: Trinity Concert Band 0845 226 3047   trinityband@hotmail.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
23/06/2018 to 24/06/2018 SITELINES PRESENTS - IN RUINS (AT THE ABBEY QUARTER)
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

A promenade theatre performance through the Abbey Quarter. Produced by South Street with RBL Theatre Company (Matilda the Empress, Henry I of England); Beautiful Creatures Theatre (The Winter Giant); Cassie Friend & Catherine Dyson (RedCape Theatre); Benedict Sandiford (The Final Whistle / Being Gordon Greenidge); Sabina Netherclift (Filament Theatre). Journey through time and space as we bring the Abbey Quarter to life with an immersive, promenade theatre experience celebrating the re-opening of the Abbey ruins. 10 audience members at a time will walk through the Abbey Quarter experiencing scenes from the Abbey’s incredible history. Prepare to be cast in the action! Slots are available at 15 minute intervals from 10.30am until 4.30pm. Please arrive at Town Hall Square where there will be staff to greet you, and from where the show will start. The show will take approximately 1 hour. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of ‘The Abbey Revealed Project’.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
23/06/2018 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 :
23/06/2018 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: Market Enquiries 01635 578090
 
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Local Information :
23/06/2018 READING MONTHLY GENERAL AUCTION SALE

Sales by public auction of antique & later: furniture; pictures; books; collectables; silver; jewellery; china & porcelain; glass; and sundries. Also white goods; garden & workshop tools and equipment; bicycles; garden plants; and household effects. Cars and vans sold for private owners, the Official Receiver and Insolvency Practitioners, and including seized vehicles.
Reading Auction Centre, Great Knollys Street, Reading RG1 7HE
MORE INFO: General Auction Enquiries 0118 950 8611
 
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Local Information :
23/06/2018 WALLINGFORD HISTORIC GUIDED WALKS

You can now join a Guided Historic Town Walk on any Saturday morning, from the end-March 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 from 31 March until 29 Sept.
From Wallingford Town Hall OX10 0EG
MORE INFO: Philip Burton 01491 836200
  pburton6@talktalk.net
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Leisure : Music
24/06/2018 FORBURY GARDENS BANDSTAND: THIS WEEK WODLEY CONCERT BAND

Make most of a sunny summer’s afternoon and relax and enjoy some wonderful live music in the beautiful surroundings of the Forbury Gardens. Usually 3pm to 4.30 - and free.
Forbury Gardens, Reading Town Centre
MORE INFO: Bandstand Organiser 0118 937 2771
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
24/06/2018 DANCE WITH ATTITUDE
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Welcome to Performanze’s summer showcase. A family friendly showcase of our wonderful dancers determination and dedication this year. Come celebrate their success and see the joy, hope, happiness and hard work that all have achieved. Students are taking their UKA exams during the summer months. Welcome to our new students that have joined throughout this school year.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk
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25/06/2018 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
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Sport : Horse Racing
25/06/2018 MONDAY RACENIGHT AT WINDSOR

Join us this spring evening, get close to the action with seven competitive races, enjoy a glass of bubbly or pint of craft ale and try a bite to eat from our street food stalls on the famous Paddock Lawn. Dine in style and enjoy the racing action unfold in one of our brand new restaurants! With 3 unique restaurants to chose from, you're spoilt for choice!
Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5EZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01753 498400
  office@windsor-racecourse.co.uk
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Leisure : Arts and Crafts
26/06/2018 ALDWORTH ARTS AND CRAFTS GROUP

Two friendly and supportive art and craft groups meet in Aldworth village hall. A CRAFT group meets on 2nd and 4th Monday mornings from 10am to 12 noon. An ART group meets on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 9.30am to 11.30am. Sessions cost just £2.50 (to cover hall hire) and everyone takes it in turn to provide refreshments. Occasionally visiting tutors are arranged and these sessions will cost extra. The purpose is to provide a pleasant and sociable venue for folk to meet and enjoy art and craft activities together, while also learning new skills.
Aldworth village hall, Bell Lane, Aldworth RG8 9SE
MORE INFO: Clare 01635 281797
  aacg20161@outlook.com
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Leisure : Theatre
26/06/2018 THE MILL ON THE FLOSS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Adapted for the stage by Helen Edmundson, this fluid and visceral re-imagining turns George Eliot’s unforgettable story of first love, sibling rivalry and regret into a wonderfully theatrical examination of the psyche of one of classic literature’s most charismatic heroines. With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, The Mill on the Floss is considered George Eliot’s most autobiographical novel and here Edmundson loses none of its breadth, whilst beautifully examining the complex nature of relationships and love.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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26/06/2018 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 : Horse Racing
26/06/2018 GIGACLEAR RACE EVENING AT NEWBURY

We celebrate the return of our summer evening race series with our Gigaclear Race Evening on Tuesday 26 June, featuring our first ever Gin Festival. An evening of exciting races will be complemented by the chance to sample up to 30 different gins and live music on our Crafty Filly Terrace until late. If you are new to racing this is a great way to experience an evening at the races in a relaxed and informal environment, perfect for an after work social or a friends night out, so come along, and enjoy a cracking evening of great racing and entertainment! Please note that the first race is for purebred Arabian horses with the first thoroughbred race at 17.55.
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015
  info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
29/06/2018 CRUISE ON THE BASINGSTOKE CANAL

Are you looking for a way to unwind and relax from the pressures of everyday life? Then why not join us on the John Pinkerton II for a cruise in the peaceful surroundings of the Basingstoke Canal. At less than 3 mph, there is plenty of time to admire the passing countryside, spot the deer in the fields, and count the young ducklings and goslings. You may even see the bright flash of a kingfisher darting ahead of the boat, or the majestic flight of a heron circling round to return to its favourite bank to continue fishing.
Departs from Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham RG29 1AL
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01256 765889
  jpbookings@basingstoke-canal.org.uk
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29/06/2018 to 01/07/2018 CIRCUS VEGAS AT PALMER PARK
 PALMER PARK SPORTS STADIUM

Special offer - 2 for 1 on any seat any day! Simply call the box office and quote JUGGLER to receive the deal. Circus Vegas arrives in the UK for its first full British tour.Housed inside its huge Stars and Strips big top Circus Vegas merge’s all the elements of circus with all the glitz, glamour and spectacle that you would imagine when you think Vegas.With jaw dropping acts, scintillating costumes and the funniest of Clowns this show brings performers from all over the world, you will be sitting on the edge of your seat when not falling off them with laughter. Fri 5pm and 7.45; Sat 12 noon and 3pm, 6pm; Sun 2pm and 5pm.
Palmer Park, Wokingham Rd, Reading RG6 1LF
MORE INFO: Box Offce 07904 428555
  gallygogo@yahoo.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
29/06/2018 THE ALL-STAR COMEDY SHOW
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Here come four of the best acts in the UK, performing cutting edge stand up in Newbury for one night only. This comedic tour-de-force line-up features: Andrew Lawrence, one of Britain’s most subversive and intelligent comedians; Gareth Richards providing silly jokes and gorgeously low-key comedy songs; Pat Monahan, the hilarious Teesider who won ITV’s Show Me the Funny; all brought together by the exceptionally funny Tony Vino as MC.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
30/06/2018 RIVERMEAD PRIMARY SUMMER FAIR

Join us for a fun packed afternoon for all the family with lots to entertain the kids! Activities include a Bouncy Castle and Obstacle Course, Birds of Prey, Tekkers Football Academy, Go karting, Hook-a-duck, Face painting, Barbeque and Refreshments, Nerf gun alley, and kids craft activities, and a range of stalls selling everything from local craft items and mini makeovers, to pocket money toys. You can also try your luck in our raffle and tombola stalls.
Rivermead Primary School, Woodley
MORE INFO: Helen Moore 07788 861992
  rivermeadprimarypta@gmail.com

Leisure : Theatre
30/06/2018 THE ROCKET MAN - TRIBUTE TO SIR ELTON JOHN
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Celebrate the music of the multi-Grammy award-winning legend and superstar in one spectacular concert. Combining breath-taking vocal and piano performances, flamboyant costumes, and a dazzling light show, this full production show is accompanied by an outstanding band and backing vocals.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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30/06/2018 CANCER RESEARCH UK TAKE OVER THE ART CAFE

The Reading Group for Cancer Research UK group are delighted to have been given the chance to run the Art Café in Whitchurch on Saturday 30th June 10am – 12.30pm. Please do pop in to enjoy a cup of tea/coffee with a delicious slice of home-made cake. There will be arts and crafts for you to browse and you can combine the visit with a walk along the nearby Thames. All proceeds on this day will go to Cancer Research UK. The Café is found by crossing the Thames at Whitchurch from Pangbourne and driving a short distance up the hill.
Art Café, The Old Rectory Stables, Whitchurch on Thames RG8 7DF
MORE INFO:   readingcancerresearchuk@gmail.com
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Leisure : Days Out
01/07/2018 PROSPECT PARK MODEL RAILWAY OPEN DAY

Come and enjoy having a ride on Readings Minature railway. See different types of locomotives in action and enjoy a trip around the tracks for the whole family. Trains start running from 1.30 until approx 5pm or dusk wichever is sooner. Rides cost just 60p per person. For more information visit propect park railway .com . There is also an indoor layout operating(subject to operating staff) and a Thomas layout for the children to operate.Refreshments are available in the club house for a small charge.
Prospect Park, Bath Road, Reading RG30 2BQ
MORE INFO: RSME Secretary 07920 833546
  tony@tonygiles.me.uk
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01/07/2018 THE OLD RECTORY GARDENS OPEN TO PUBLIC FOR NGS CHARITY

Classic English country garden of about 2 acres surrounding Regency Gothic former rectory (not open). Tranquil views over parkland, croquet lawn, large walled garden incl formal topiary, roses and unusual perennials, Mediterranean pool garden, wildflower meadow and fruit garden.
The Old Rectory, East Woodhay, Newbury RG20 0AL
MORE INFO: David and Victoria Wormsley   Event Web Site
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01/07/2018 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
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01/07/2018 MIKRON THEATRE AT THE ABBEY RUINS - GET WELL SOON

All is not well at St Monica’s Hospital. They’re on life support; facing bugs, bed-blockers and a battle to save A and E. 70 years ago, Nye Bevan gave us free healthcare for all. Can his dream survive the demands and pressures of the 21st century? Can Nurse Danuta save the day with her Polish pastries and proverbs? With tunes, transfusions and titters, join Mikron Theatre to make a surgical strike on the state of our NHS.
Abbey Gardens, Abbey Street, Kings Road, Reading RG1 3BA
MORE INFO: Abbey Enquiries 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
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04/07/2018 FOLLY FARM SULHAMSTEAD - GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

Gardens laid out in 1912 by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. Garden designs evolved during culmination of their partnership and considered one of their most complex. Extensively restored and replanted by current owners assisted by Dan Pearson. Recently reopened for private group visits which include 90mins guided tour and refreshments.
Folly Farm, Sulhamstead RG7 4DG
MORE INFO: Open Garden Organiser 01483 211535   ngs.org.uk/shop-online.aspx   Event Web Site
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05/07/2018 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
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Sport : Horse Racing
05/07/2018 SUMMER EVENING RACING AT NEWBURY

The second of our Summer Evenings series sees the return of our popular retro disco after racing! An evening of great racing will be followed by a #Throwback Thursday Disco on the Crafty Filly Terrace. If you’ve never been racing before this evening provides a great opportunity to experience what the Racecourse has to offer. So get a group of friends or colleagues together and enjoy a cracking evening of great racing and entertainment!
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015
  info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk
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06/07/2018 DEEPWOOD STUD GARDENS OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

4 acres of formal and informal gardens within a stud farm, so great roses! Small lake with Monet style bridge and 3 further water features. Several neo-classical follies and statues. Walled garden with windows cut in to admire the views and horses. Woodland walk and enough hanging baskets to decorate a pub!
Deepwood Stud Farm, Nr Maidenhead SL6 6QW
MORE INFO: Mrs Goodwin 01628 822684   Event Web Site
Leisure : Markets
07/07/2018 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
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07/07/2018 THE VILLAGE ARTISAN FOOD MARKET

The Village Artisan Food Market was started by Jane Bywater about three years ago. Theresa Wright has recently joined Jane to help develop this quality market. The monthly market is held at Beenham Village Hall in West Berkshire UK and promotes small, enthusiastic contributors who want to sell their home-made or home grown produce to an appreciative audience.
Beenham Village Hall, RG7 5NN
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
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07/07/2018 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
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Leisure : Days Out
08/07/2018 HARRIS GARDEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR NGS CHARITY
 UNIVERSITY OF READING

Harris Garden is part of the Whiteknights Campus of the University of Reading, about 2 miles from the town centre. It is set in what was originally the home paddock of The Wilderness , a Victorian house (now demolished) built in the remains of a famous landscape garden created at Whiteknights by George, Marquis of Blandford (later 5th Duke of Marlborough) between 1798 an 1819. In 1987 it was designed by Richard Bisgrove to include a number of exciting features, providing interest throughout the year. There are many aspects to the gardens and Giles Reynolds Head Gardener will be your host conducting two tours - 2.30pm and another at 4pm, bringing to life the history behind the gardens. You will also have time to relax and enjoy the gardens at your leisure.
Behind Plant Sciences on Whiteknights Campus, enter by Pepper Lane gate
MORE INFO: Open Day Organiser 0845 676 0640   enquiries@friendsoftheharrisgarden.org.uk   Event Web Site
08/07/2018 WEST SILCHESTER HALL - GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

This much-loved 2 acre garden has fascinating colour combinations inspired by the artist owners with many spectacular herbaceous borders filled with rare and unusual plants flowering over a long period. Many pots filled with half hardies, a wild garden surrounding a natural pond, banks of rhododendron, a self supporting kitchen garden with lovely views across a field of grazing cattle.
West Silchester Hall, Silchester RG7 2LX
MORE INFO: NGS Days Enquiries 0118 970 0278
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08/07/2018 to 09/07/2018 WOOLTON HOUSE GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

Spectacular, contemporary walled garden set in 4 acres, designed by Pascal Cribier with influence of Mondrian and planted in blues and yellows, interspersed with vegetables. Unique red and green 'tramline' garden. Red courtyard picking garden and new walled sedum and cactus garden. Rose garden with majestic pond. Stunning use of colour and texture.
Woolton House, Woolton Hill, Newbury RG20 9TZ
MORE INFO: Rosamond Brown
 
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08/07/2018 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
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08/07/2018 JANNAWAYS GARDEN OPEN IN AID OF NGS CHARITY

This five-acre garden encompasses a lake naturally fed by springs. A circular walk from formal beds near the house, leads along a woodland path, crossing a weir to wild flowers and specimen trees. A pitch perfect lawn, fish pond, pagodas and many hidden gems provide visitors with a rich panoply of vistas round every corner. Children's jungle gym.
Jannaways, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AH
MORE INFO: Mr and Mrs Sharples   Event Web Site
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08/07/2018 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
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08/07/2018 ISLAND COTTAGE GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

A small town garden set between a backwater of the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal. Interesting combinations of colour and texture to look at rather than walk through, although visitors are welcome to do that too! A deck overlooks a sluiceway towards a lawn and border. Started from scratch in 2005, and mostly again after the floods of 2014.
Island Cottage, Newbury RG14 5HT
MORE INFO: Karen Swaffield   karen@lockisland.com
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08/07/2018 to 09/07/2018 1 WOGSBARNE COTTAGES GARDEN OPEN IN AID OF NGS CHARITY

Small traditional cottage garden with a roses around the door look, much photographed, seen on calendars, jigsaws and in magazines. Mixed flower beds and borders. Vegetables grown in abundance. Ornamental pond and alpine garden. Views over open countryside to be enjoyed whilst you take afternoon tea on the lawn. The garden has been open for the NGS for more than 30 yrs. Small vintage motorcycle display (weather permitting).
1 Wogsbarne Cottages, Rotherwick RG27 9BL
MORE INFO: The Whistler Family   Event Web Site
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08/07/2018 DORCHESTER GARDENS OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

Three contrasting gardens in a historic village surround the Medieval abbey, the scene of many Midsomer Murders. 26 Manor Farm Road (OX10 7HZ) was part of an old, neglected garden which now has a formal lawn and planting, vegetable garden and greenhouse. Children should be accompanied. From the yew hedge down towards the River Thame which often floods in winter, is an apple orchard underplanted with spring bulbs. 6 Monks Close (OX10 7JA) is idyllic and surprising. A small spring-fed stream and sloping lawn surrounded by naturalistic planting runs down to a monastic fish pond. Bridges over this deep pond lead to the River Thame with steep banks, children should be accompanied. 7 Rotten Row (OX10 7LJ) is Dorchester's lawnless garden, a terrace with borders leads to a lovely geometric garden supervised by a statue of Hebe. Access is from the allotments.
Dorchester Gardens, Dorchester-On-Thames, Wallingford OX10 7HZ
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
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08/07/2018 WEST MILLS ALLOTMENTS OPEN IN AID OF NGS CHARITY

West Mills allotments is a 120 plot site containing a wide variety of gardening styles: traditional vegetables, fruit trees and bushes, herbs, some hens and an increasing number of flowers. Visitors are welcome to come look round a working allotment and discuss the benefits and challenges of allotment ownership with our active community.
West Mills Allotments, Kennet Rd, Newbury RG14 5JA
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
11/07/2018 WYCHWOOD TADLEY GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

A joyful garden comprising a stunning water feature with statuary and countless containers brimming with annuals. A tranquil and peaceful atmosphere invites you to sit and enjoy the many seating areas, amidst shrubs, roses and trees. The garden offers gentle access to different levels and habitats, and extends into a natural wooded area with views over the fields beyond.
Wychwood, Silchester Road, Little London, Tadley RG26 5EP
MORE INFO: Jenny Inwood
 
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Sport : Horse Racing
12/07/2018 SUMMER EVENING RACING AT NEWBURY

The third of our Summer evening sees us celebrate our local town, with Newbury Night! An evening of exciting racing will include entertainment from a variety of local musicians, including our very own house band – ‘Steve & Megan’ performing on the Crafty Filly Terrace. Come along and enjoy a fun and entertaining night out with friends or colleagues.
Newbury Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015
  info@newburyracecourse.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
13/07/2018 to 15/07/2018 THE HENLEY GARDEN SHOW

Horticulture abounds as The Henley Garden Show arrives at Stonor Park over the course of a July weekend. Exhibitors from both the local area and further afield will present a heady array of flora, gardening equipment and all-weather furniture. Stalls will also ply artisan food and drink, gifts and other green-fingered goods.
Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames RG9 6HF
MORE INFO: Daphne 01702 549623
  daphne@aztecevents.co.uk
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Leisure : Music
13/07/2018 to 15/07/2018 READIPOP FESTIVAL 2018

Readipop Festival is Reading's homegrown boutique festival of music and arts on the banks of the River Thames, 10 minutes walk from Reading Station. Enjoy craft beer and real ales from PURPLE TURTLE bars and delicious BLUE COLLAR STREET FOOD alongside music, arts and dance workshops for all the family (free entry for under 14s with an adult). Manchester dance pioneers 808 STATE, queen of Jamaican reggae DAWN PENN and disco chart toppers ODYSSEY headline Readipop Festival 2018 on 13-15th July. STEREO MC'S, GOLDIE LOOKIN CHAIN (Legends Set), JOHN POWER (Cast/The La's), BARRY HYDE (The Futureheads), ROWETTA (Happy Mondays), SENSER, THE MEMBERS, LACK OF AFRO, THE HAGGIS HORNS, DUTTY MOONSHINE QUARTET, TOO MANY T'S, MUNTCHAKO (Brazil) play live alongside DJ sets from HUEY MORGAN (Fun Lovin Criminals/BBC 6 Music/BBC Radio 2) for his NYC Block Party and DON LETTS (Big Audio Dynamite/BBC 6 Music) across the weekend. All profits go to help Readipop charity's work, developing new talent and supporting local community projects.
Christchurch Meadows, George Street, Caversham, Reading
MORE INFO: Pete Wheeler 07734 434087
  wheelsdj@hotmail.com
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