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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
  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
  Event Web Site

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
  Event Web Site

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
  Event Web Site

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
  Event Web Site

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 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
  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 : 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 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 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

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
Local Information :
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

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 : Museums
19/06/2018 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
  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

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
Leisure : Days Out
21/06/2018 to 22/06/2018 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

Leisure : Theatre
21/06/2018 to 21/07/2018 JERUSALEM - AT THE WATERMILL THEATRE
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

St George’s Day. It’s the day of the Flintock Fair and the day Kennet and Avon Council want to see the back of Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron for good. The new estate want the maverick local boy evicted, but Johnny has other plans. At his ramshackle caravan kingdom, the charismatic hellraiser entertains his band of ‘undesirable’ scallywags with outlandish tales, unbelievable antics and an ample supply of booze and drugs. Infamous for holding the most riotous parties this side of the Wiltshire border, Johnny is a hero to many but a villain to others. Pursued by the authorities, threatened by the local thug and reprimanded by his ex, Johnny is not a man to be beaten down.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044
  boxoffice@watermill.org.uk
  Event Web Site

21/06/2018 A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s best-loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star-crossed lovers, playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes, a wonderful musical score and enchanting woodland creatures come together to make this an evening of unmissable summer garden theatre.
Basing House, Barton’s Lane, Basingstoke RG24 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01962 678140
  enquiries@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
21/06/2018 WORLD YOGA DAY AT WASING PARK

The team at Wasing Park invites you to join them for a huge gathering and celebration to mark World Yoga Day. Up to 200 people will join millions of others at events around the world, tapping into the collective power of movement, breath and meditation. The sessions will be held at Wasing’s very special Secret Walled Garden and are suitable for all ages and abilities.
Wasing Park, Wasing Lane, Aldermaston RG7 4NB
MORE INFO: Yoga Enquiries 0118 971 4140
  info@wasing.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
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 YATTENDON CLASSIC VEHICLE DAY - IN AID OF TV AIR AMBULANCE

The pretty Berkshire village of Yattendon will be full of vintage cars, classic motorcycles, WW2 military trucks and other interesting vehicles on Sunday 24th June. We will have vintage stalls and vintage style teas in the village hall, plus vintage and other stalls in the display field. Lots of food on offer i including a real WW2 military field kitchen, a coffee van plus the Royal Oak for drinks and meals all day If you would like to enter your vehicle, please go to our website and fill out the contact form, or just turn up on the day. Open from 11am, free entry, but donations invited for Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
The Cricket Field, Yattendon RG18 0UR
MORE INFO: Classic Car Show Enquiries 07774 257539
 
  Event Web Site

23/06/2018 to 24/06/2018 HURST SHOW AND COUNTRY FAYRE

Family countryside weekend show with lots of hands on entertainment. Fun dog show, classic cars display, art show. Local crafts, gifts, food and plants on sale. Beer and BBQ tents. Ferret racing. Craft demonstrations. Terrier and non terrier racing. Exciting arena events with search and rescue dogs, dog agility (try out with your own dog), falconry, horse and pony displays. Pony rides, games, UK's second hobby horse championships (mounts available), hold an owl, giant tugs of war, wandering magician. Music tent: Occasions Singers, Ukuladies Plus One, St Nicholas Singers and Second Wind Band. Antiques Valuation Show on the Sunday, you may have surprise treasure in your home! Experts from Wokingham auctioneers Martin and Pole will give verbal valuations on what items might fetch at auction. Go to www.hurstshow.uk/antiques for details.
School Road, Hurst, on A321 between Twyford and Wokingham RG10 0DR
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
23/06/2018 to 24/06/2018 BASINGSTOKE CHEESE AND CHILLI FESTIVAL

The event will bring an amazing array of tastes, colours and experiences to town and is a ‘must go to event’. Come rain or shine, the event will be fantastic! For 2018 will see more cheese and chillies from around the world along with great Arts & Craft products. The event has an obvious focus on cheese and chilli, but there will be something for everyone at the event and is a perfect family day out with FREE activities for children and adults to take part in as well as fun rides and games etc. Other entertainments include, PIG RACING, Magic Shows, Falconry Flying Displays, Punch & Judy, Balloon Modelling plus lots more. If that wasn’t enough, there will be a fantastic Beer Festival all weekend from the local microbrewery, Downton Brewery! Plus this year we have Dorset Mobile Bar’s fantastic Inflatable Pub and bar serving a wide selection of cider, lager, wine, seasonal cocktails and soft drinks – so there will be something for all the family and you can cool your palate down in our pub garden!
War Memorial Park, London Rd, Basingstoke RG21 4AH
MORE INFO: Festival Enquiries 07776 255199
  admin@cheeseandchillifestival.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Music
23/06/2018 THE BACKBEAT BAND - SUMMER SOULSTICE

Fabulous 12 piece Soul, R’n’B, Jump Jive group The Backbeat Band, who played over 100 gigs in Reading during the 80s and 90s are back for another special gig at RISC in London St, Reading. Original band members will be joined by special guests Geoff Hawkins on sax, Stuart Henderson on trumpet, Neil Packman on harmonica and Di Whitaker on backing vocals. Tickets £10 in advance from www.eventbrite.com, £12.50 on the door (cash only). Doors at 8pm.
RISC, London Street, Reading
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
23/06/2018 JAZZ EVENING WITH THE CLIVE FORTUNE BIG BAND - IN AID OF SAVE THE CHILDREN

In a beautiful garden setting at Little Manor, Burghfield Village live music, including jazz standards, big band classics and contemporary arrangements for big band will be supplied by the Clive Fortune Big Band. This year the intervals will be enlivened by close harmonies from cappella trio 3psuite and Shane and Alex will be showing off their tricks! It really is the very best way to spend a summer evening. A hog roast and bar are available or bring your own picnic.
Little Manor, Church Lane, Burghfield Village RG30 3TG
MORE INFO: 0118 983 2569
 
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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
Local Information :
23/06/2018 COELIAC GLUTEN FREE FOOD FESTIVAL

This year marks our 50th Anniversary of working with our gluten free community, helping you shop, cook and eat with confidence. There are many celebratory events throughout the year and the gluten free food festival is no exception. As well as giving you the chance to sample and buy a whole range of gluten free delights from local and national gluten free producers and see what new products are available to you, there will be inspirational cookery demos, our ever popular dietetics clinics and specialist talks. We will be joined by our special guests, a leading gastroenterologist and Masterchef winner Jane Devonshire. 10am to 3pm FREE event.
Green Park Conference Centre 100, Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading RG2 6GP
MORE INFO: 0333 332 2033
 

Leisure : Music
24/06/2018 TRILOGY - TAMESIS CHAMBER CHOIR CONCERT

We’ve assembled a diverse and entertaining summer programme of shorter pieces - in triplicate! Our golden triangles include: Stanford's Three Motets (Justorum animae, Coelos ascendit and Beati quorum via); Vaughan Williams' Three Shakespeare Songs; Dyson's Three Songs of Courage; Lauridsen's Three Nocturnes (including the much-loved Sure on this shining night); Kelly's Three London Songs; Seiber's Three Hungarian Folk Songs Plus interludes - instrumental and vocal.
Queen Anne’s School, Henley Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 6DX
MORE INFO: 0118 934 3200   Event Web Site
Leisure : Entertainment
26/06/2018 to 30/06/2018 JAY MILLER'S CIRCUS

Jay Millers Circus, celebrating 250 years of Circus entertainment, returns by popular demand with an all new production for 2018. Its the show that all members of the family will enjoy. Along with our very popular zany man of mirth & humour, Clown PEPPI, an International cast of Circus artistes from around the world await you to perform for your entertainment, many of which have never before been seen in the UK. Don't miss a spectacular laser show, the Girl in the Globe, daring aerial artistry, the illusion of quick change & much more in this 2 hour Spectacular Advance booking is advised to avoid any disappointment, however seats are usually available on the day, but please be early.
Kinecroft, Wallingford OX10 0DT
MORE INFO: Box Office 07976 655180   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
26/06/2018 to 30/06/2018 JAMAICA INN
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Despite the warnings of the coachmen, young Mary chooses instead to journey across the rain swept moors to honour her mother's dying wish, that she start a new life with her Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss at Jamaica Inn. She soon discovers mysterious goings on in the dead of night and dark events taking place on the Cornish coast. Terrified by the inn’s brooding power, Mary gradually finds herself ensnared in the shady schemes and tempted by a handsome and mysterious stranger. As she searches for the truth, Jamaica Inn explores evil in its purest and most chilling form.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
  Event Web Site

27/06/2018 BERKSHIRE MAESTROS JUNIOR MUSIC FESTIVAL BEYOND THE SEA
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

NOTE: No descriptive content available - please contact the Hexagon for event details.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
28/06/2018 SUMMER GARDEN EVENINGS AT GREYS COURT
 GREYS COURT (NATIONAL TRUST)

Enjoy early summer garden blooms in the evening sun, with drinks and canaps. Every Tuesday and Thursday in June pre-booked guests can enjoy touring the garden at exactly the time of year and time of day when the garden is at its most magical. Enjoy drinks and canaps near the Oval Lawn, seeing Greys Court like never before. Booking Essential.
Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4PG
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01491 628529   greyscourt@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Local Information :
28/06/2018 ARLINGTON PARK FUN RUN IN AID OF GUIDE DOGS CHARITY

Arlington Business Park will be hosting a 5k charity fun run - in aid of the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind. The fun run will start at 12.30pm and will take place around the grounds of the business park. To take part, simply go to website below.
Arlington Business Park, Theale RG7 4SA
MORE INFO: Amy Coles 0118 324 0253
  amy.coles@workmanfm.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Dance
29/06/2018 MAIDENHEAD 30s to 50-PLUS PARTY FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES

Top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from '80s to date. These parties are THE place for 30s to 50sPlus to dance, romance, meet new people and make new friends. Now monthly at Maidenhead Rugby Football Club. This exciting party venue is newly refurbished and is only 3 mins off the M4 at Junction 8/9. With reasonable drinks prices, plenty of free on-site car parking and a huge dance floor. From 8.30pm till 1am. These parties are VERY POPULAR so it's a good idea to pre-book.
Bird Hills Golf Club, Drift Rd, Hawthorn Hill (A330), Maidenhead SL6 3ST
MORE INFO: Brian Lewis 0800 3134441   info@dance-parties.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Days Out
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
  Event Web Site

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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29/06/2018 A BAND CALLED MALICE - THE DEFINITIVE TRIBUTE TO THE JAM
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

A Band Called Malice – The DefA Band Called Malice recreate hit after hit of The Jam, one of the most influential and iconic bands in music history. With a wealth of experience, they are committed to giving a performance that is both energetic and authentic.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
30/06/2018 PARTY IN THE PARK AT HURST

Party In The Park Hurst Berkshire live music festival. Bands include The Scoundrels the PFJ (the Peoples Front of Judea) Gigabit Beer tent and Curry Buffet.
Willowmead Field, School Road, Hurst, Berkshire RG10 0DR
MORE INFO: Paul 0118 934 5203   paul@partyparkhurst.co.uk   Event Web Site
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 : Music
30/06/2018 'S WONDERFUL

The final concert of Thames Voyces Golden Anniversary season showcasing seven hundred years of choral music.
St Mark's Church, Popeswood Road, Binfield RG42 4AH
MORE INFO: Peter Anderson 07703 128100   Peterjsja@gmail.com   Event Web Site
30/06/2018 CROWTHORNE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUMMER CONCERT

Our Summer Concert on June 30th features internationally acclaimed soloist Marco Fatichenti in a performance of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 3 – dramatic and deep music, and one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the classical repertoire. Also on the programme are Kabalevsky's popular overture to Colas Breugnon, and Petrushka - Stravinsky's atmospheric ballet suite set at St Petersburg's Shrovetide Fair which tells the story of a tragic love triangle between three puppets.
The Old Gym, Wellington College, Crowthorne RG45 7PU
MORE INFO: Faye Aspinall 0118 972 2164
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30/06/2018 BREWHOUSE MUSIC

Our usual format is a support and main act, but this time we are bringing back two of our previous support groups to share the bill with longer sets each. HEATHER JAYNE AND THE RED SHOES plus SASKIA GRIFFITHS-MOORE.
Yattendon Village Hall, RG18 0UR
MORE INFO: Music Enquiries 01635 200185
  randssansom@aol.com
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30/06/2018 READING MALE VOICE CHOIR CONCERT

Come and join us for a fabulous evening. A wonderful variety of serious and popular pieces, a welsh hymn, religious pieces, opera choruses, classics, a spiritual and songs from the classics. With Guests the St James Folk Group and Gwyn Arch on Keyboards. Raising funds for The Medaille Trust - The Medaille Trust is a charity founded by groups of Religious congregations in 2006 to work against the evils of human trafficking in response to the plight of thousands of people who are being trafficked into the UK each year.
St James Church, Forbury Road, Reading RG1 3FD
MORE INFO: Box Office 07949 948310
 
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Leisure : Theatre
30/06/2018 MISCHIEF AND MYSTERY IN MOOMIN VALLEY
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

A brand new Children’s theatre show! Open a book and discover a world where anything is possible. Be sure to pack your imagination and join us on an unforgettable journey to Moomin Valley where everyone is welcome, nature thrives and adventures are plentiful. Magical puppetry, an ingenious set, original music and interactive play will delight young audiences aged 4 to 7 years and encourage them to immerse themselves in a unique participatory story-telling experience.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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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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Local Information :
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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30/06/2018 WORKSHOP - SCHOOL RECORDS FOR FAMILY HISTORIANS

Joan Dils is currently President of the History of Reading Society, a Vice-President of the Berkshire Local History Association and an Honorary Visiting Fellow in History at the University of Reading. She taught history and local history for the former School of Continuing Education at the University where she was a part-time lecturer. This workshop will demonstrate what school records were created, where they can be found, what information can be found in them, and their value to family historians. The workshop is organised by Berkshire Family History Society. 11am-1pm.
Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
MORE INFO: Workshop Enquiries 0118 950 9553
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30/06/2018 CANCER RESEARCH UK AT THE ART CAFE, WHITCHURCH

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 10:00am – 12.30pm. Please do pop in to enjoy a cup of tea/coffee with a delicious slice of homemade 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. 10am – 12.30pm Free Entry.
Art Café, The Old Rectory Stables, Whitchurch on Thames RG8 7DF
Leisure : Days Out
01/07/2018 BERKSHIRE MOTOR SHOW

A Family day out, and free entry for pedestrians. Have a walk with a T-Rex Dinosaur! Truck Demos, come and see the character Display Truck. TNT Academy demos throughout the day. Static display of Raptors. Hovercraft Rides. Wrestling live at the Berkshire Motor Show, with thanks from WORLD WAR WRESTLING. Soccer Darts uk. The Fire Fighters Charity. Bike clubs, classic cars. Come along and support our Firefighters in the job they do to help us. They need our help sometimes. Fun Fair, Craft and Trade stalls, Vehicle club Displays etc.
Prospect Park, Liebenrood Road, Reading RG30 2ND.
MORE INFO: Steph Awbery 07990 667503   stephawbery@outlook.com   Event Web Site
01/07/2018 CHALKHOUSE GREEN FARM GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

One-acre garden and open traditional farmstead. Herbaceous borders, herb garden, shrubs, old fashioned roses, trees incl medlar, quince and mulberries, walled ornamental kitchen garden. New cherry orchard. Rare breed farm animals incl an ancient breed of British White cattle, Suffolk Punch horses, donkeys, Berkshire pigs, piglets, chickens, ducks and turkeys. 2pm-6pm.
Chalkhouse Green Farm, Nr Kidmore End RG4 9AL
MORE INFO: Mr and Mrs J Hall 0118 972 3631
 
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01/07/2018 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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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 BURROW FARM GARDENS OPEN - FOR NGS CHARITY

Burrow Farm and the adjacent cottages (not open) are part Tudor and part Elizabethan, set in the Chilterns above Hambleden Valley where it meets the Thames. Views of pasture and woodlands across the ha-ha greatly enhance the setting. Special features are the parterre, arboretum and C15 barn, where home-made teas will be served.
Burrow Farm, Hambleden, Nr Henley RG9 6LT
MORE INFO: David Palmer 01491 571256   Event Web Site
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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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Leisure : Art
02/07/2018 to 08/07/2018 JELLY PRESENTS - OPEN FOR ART FESTIVAL 2018

Jelly’s Open for Art festival is back this summer showcasing Reading’s arts, heritage, culture and creative industries through exhibitions, workshops and master classes; performances, walks and talks. This fifth year of Open for Art is particularly special. Jelly is 25 years old, and as in previous years, curates this event. This silver jubilee year will shimmer with celebration of all things Jelly with the introduction of 25 stories, which gives those close to Jelly the chance to tell their tale; everyone from new students to original founders, revelling in all forms of art and design.
Various around central Reading - see website.
MORE INFO:
  enquiries@jelly.org.uk
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02/07/2018 to 25/08/2018 EXHIBITION AND SALE OF HANDMADE ORIGINAL PRINTS - AT THE RBH

A wide variety of printmaking techniques, both traditional and more contemporary, have been used in these HANDMADE ORIGINAL PRINTS by artist-printmakers belonging to PRINT AT THE PARK. The works are as varied as the interests of the artists themselves, both in style and subject matter, ranging from urban and rural landscapes, the human figure and other living creatures, plant life and more abstract compositions. Many have distinctly 'summery' qualities. There are over 40 works. Prices range from £45 to £150, remarkably low for work of such quality. The more that are sold; the more widespread the benefits: as 25% of all sale proceeds are contributed to the hospital's Voluntary Services.
Main Corridor, Level 2, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Craven Road, Reading RG1 5AN
Leisure : Theatre
03/07/2018 to 07/07/2018 RELATIVELY SPEAKING
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

The play captures the mood and morals of the swinging sixties. Mistaken identity, confusion and disarray result in absolute comic joy. It’s no surprise that this bitter and brilliantly sharp comedy by Alan Ayckbourn was his first big West End hit! Ginny visits her older lover with the intent of ending their relationship and retrieving some compromising letters. Matters become difficult and relations blurred when Ginny’s current partner follows her and meets Ginny’s lover and his wife, whom he believes to be her parents! Ginny convinces her lover, Philip to play the role of her father making the situation more and more complex and hysterical!
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
04/07/2018 to 07/07/2018 THE MEANTIME GARDEN AT HENLEY REGATTA

Join us in The Meantime Garden for the duration of Henley Royal Regatta. Serving Cocktails and beer, from 12noon.
Halfway Point on Spectator riverside
MORE INFO:
  info@wepop.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
04/07/2018 RORY BREMNER AND JAN RAVENS - PRE EDINBURGH WORK IN PROGRESS
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

She's Merkel To His Trump. He's Boris to her Theresa. Two of Britain's finest impressionists come together on one bill to make sense (and nonsense) of a world where Boris Johnson is Foreign Secretary, Donald Trump is US President, and Brexit means Brexit. Good luck with that. Featuring personalities from Farage to Lumley, Diane Abbott to Fiona Bruce and the sublime to Jacob Rees Mogg. Over 30 characters for the price of 2. A unique mix of impressions and satire from the stars of Bremner, Bird and Fortune and Dead Ringers.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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04/07/2018 GORING VILLAGE GREENFINGERS GARDENING CLUB

The Practical uses of plants...medical, culinary and cosmetic. Club Meeting, all Welcome. Talk, refreshments, raffle, club sales table 8pm.
Storton Lodge, Icknield Rd, Goring-on-Thames RG8 0DL
MORE INFO: Enquiries 01491 873990
  greenfingers@goring-on-thames.co.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
Sport : Rowing
04/07/2018 to 08/07/2018 HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA

Henley Royal Regatta is the best known regatta in the world and is both one of the highlights of the summer sporting calendar and the social season. It attracts thousands of visitors over a 5-day period and spectators will be thrilled by more than 200 races of an international standard, including Olympians and crews new to the event. Aside from the rowing, visitors can take in the ambience enjoying the facilities within the enclosures. Henley Regatta was first held in 1839 and has been held annually ever since, except during the two World Wars. Originally staged by the Mayor and people of Henley as a public attraction with a fair and other amusements, the emphasis rapidly changed so that competitive amateur rowing became its main purpose.
River Thames, Remenham to Henley town
MORE INFO: Regatta Office 01491 572153
  enquiries@hrr.co.uk
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Leisure : Music
05/07/2018 RAUCUS ROSSINI PRESENTS LA SCALA DI SETA

Raucous Rossini is a vibrant young professional opera company based in Glasgow. For the last four years Raucous Rossini have toured around Scotland, England, and Italy, performing to thousands of people every year. Raucous Rossini have specialised in Rossini one act comedy operas. Raucous Rossini will this year complete their initial five year ambition of staging the five one act operas that Rossini wrote for the Teatro San Moise in Venice at the start of his career. The next one act opera by Rossini will be his most well known, La Scala di Seta, and they are delighted to be returning to the CCA, their spiritual home. Once again the singers will be accompanied by their sparkling orchestra, and we are delighted to announce that Jeanne Pansard-Besson, who recently was Assistant Director for Scottish Opera's La Traviata, will be joining us as our director.
St Mary’s Church, Aldworth RG8 9SB
MORE INFO: 07766 165730
 
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Leisure : Theatre
05/07/2018 GIOVANNI PERNICE - BORN TO WIN
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ FINALIST, Giovanni Pernice, returns to the stage with a bang in his brand new UK and Ireland tour ‘BORN TO WIN’. After the huge success of ‘Dance is Life’ in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy, and even more drama than ever before. Returning to join Giovanni are Luba Mushtuk, dancer and assistant choreographer on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, as his gorgeous leading lady, along with ‘Dancing with the Stars Ireland’ professionals Giulia Dotta, Kai Widdrington, Emily Barker, and Curtis Pritchard. The show also welcomes the fantastic Stephen Vincent and Kylee Brown from the international ‘Burn the Floor’ tour.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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05/07/2018 ENBORNE C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL SUMMER PRODUCTION
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Join the children of Enborne Primary as they take you on a journey through musicals past and present. There will be singing, dancing and acting as ‘The Anthology of Musicals’ entertains and delights all ages!
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site

Leisure : Music
06/07/2018 STATELY MADNESS - AT ENGLEFIELD HOUSE

Music fans will get the chance to go One Step Beyond this summer as Madness announce an exclusive four-date tour of UK stately homes and a castle! The British pop icons, who have been thrilling audiences for almost four decades, will headline four open air gigs bringing their House of Fun to four venues, starting at Englefield House. Chart toppers Lightning Seeds will be the main support act with Indie pop and Radio 1 House Band The Tailormade opening the show.
Englefield House, Englefield Road, Theale RG7 5DU
MORE INFO: Event Enquiries 0118 930 2221
 
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Leisure : Theatre
06/07/2018 DORIS ALLIMADE - A MONOLOGUE
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

'Black and Queer' is a monologue, based on a true story, about two young women who fall in love but have to keep it a secret for fear of being ostracized by their families, friends and their community. The monologue explores attitudes towards homosexuality in the black community and the reaction when a member of their family 'comes out'. Although attitudes are changing, being Black and homosexual still has a stigma attached to it within the community. There is a lot of shame, and therefore secrecy, and a sense that one has tainted a whole race.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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06/07/2018 LUISA OMIELAN - POLITICS FOR BITCHES
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Fresh from filming her BBC3 series of the same name, comedy phenomenon Luisa Omielan ('What Would Beyonce Do?!' and 'Am I Right Ladies?!') is back with her third stand up instalment. In her own words 'I believe it is my right to have an opinion on something I know absolutely nothing about!’ Welcome to Politics for Bitches!
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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06/07/2018 to 07/07/2018 TILEHURST AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY (TADS) - SPIRIT LEVEL

A ghostly comedy that will have you laughing throughout. When famous crime writer Jack Cameron and his wife Susie drown in a boating accident, they are refused entry into heaven (Jack being a card carrying atheist), so they return to haunt the country cottage where they lived. Life is dull, there only pleasure comes from spooking the estate agent and frightening away any would be tenants. Things change when Susie persuades Jack to allow a young couple, Simon an aspiring crime writer and his pregnant wife, Flic, to move in. Inevitably, Jack and Susie become drawn into their lives. Flic's monstrous mother also does her best to separate the couple.
Tilehurst Village Hall, Victoria Road, Tilehurst RG31 5AB
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 943 3016
  tads14@btinternet.com
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Local Information :
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 : Days Out
07/07/2018 COOMBES FEST 2018

A summer festival of live music, food stall, licensed bars and lots of fun for the whole family! We have music from The Filthy Lamas, Hubba Bubba, Wise Monkeys, Abi Powell, The Deltas and Mathew Quilliam! To keep the kids occupied we have Combat Kids parties offering NERF Wars and target practice, an inflatable slide, glitter face paints, Arborfield Aces with Goal Shoot and Micka's Training for the whole family. For our younger guests we have MAD Academy music sessions, under 5's soft play area, a bouncy castle and FREE craft tent for all the children. Food & drink wise, Hog Roast, BBQ, Danish Hot Dog Stand washed down with beer from Siren Craft Brew and, Pimms, Prosecco and all the usual soft drinks will be available.
The Coombes Primary, School Road, Arborfield, RG2 9NX
MORE INFO: Fest Enquiries 07764 939289
  ptachair@coombes.wokingham.sch.uk
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Leisure : Music
07/07/2018 SOUTH CHILTERN CHORAL SOCIETY - AN EVENING ON BROADWAY

The South Chiltern Choral Society has great pleasure in inviting you to ’An Evening on Broadway’ on Saturday 8th July at Queen Anne’s School, Henley Road, Caversham, RG4 6DX. The choir will be performing songs from three of the most popular Broadway musical shows: Porgy and Bess, West Side Story and Les Miserables including favourites such as Summertime (Porgy and Bess), I Feel Pretty (West Side Story) and I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables). The concert starts at 7pm but you are welcome to come along from 5pm, with your picnic hampers, for a pre-show picnic in the beautiful grounds of the school.
Queen Anne’s School, Henley Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 6DX
MORE INFO: Box Office 07808 812841
 
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Leisure : Theatre
07/07/2018 READING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Magnus Lindberg Clarinet Concerto - Rachmaninov Symphony No.2. Conductor: Stefan Hofkes. The virtuosic clarinettist Nicholas Shipman joins the Reading Symphony Orchestra in the flamboyant clarinet concerto by Magnus Lindberg. Then enjoy Rachmaninov's Symphony No.2 with the charming Adagio and passionate Finale.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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07/07/2018 to 08/07/2018 BREAKING BARRIERS THEATRE COMPANY SHOWCASE
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Breaking Barriers are very excited to be able to showcase the fabulous students that attend morning, lunchtime or after school classes. Our show will be fun, energetic and show street dance, ballet, musical theatre, singing and drama! We hope you all enjoy the show! This year the Breaking Barriers schools are performing in small group shows – so make sure you’re booking for the right one…
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
07/07/2018 STARLET DANCE SCHOOL PRESETS ALL OF THE STARS
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Starlet and Starlet Inspirations will be showcasing its summer show with an entertaining evening of dance styles and musical theatre from shows such as Matilda, The Sound of Music, Hairspray, Seussical the Musical, The Waitress, Les Miserables, The Greatest Showman, Alice in Wonderland with a twist, The King & I, Cinderella and much more. With performances from children and adults in dance styles of Ballet, Street, Commercial, Jazz, Lyrical and Tap.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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Local Information :
07/07/2018 THE ENCHANTED MARKET

Over 150 enchanting stalls, readers speakers, story tellers workshops, dancers, live music, food, licensed bar, and children's activities. Followed by an evening of great live bands including Pixiephonic , captain of the Lost Waves and Spriggan Mist and and after party with the Apache Kites.
Garth Hill College, Bull Lane, Bracknell RG42 2AD
MORE INFO: Market Organiser 07916 173517   enchantedmarket@sky.com   Event Web Site
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 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 PADWORTH CRAFT SHOW AND FAMILY FUN DAY

Craft and Produce Show in Village Hall. Outside children’s rides, face painting, ice cream , craft stalls, arena events, jazz band, beer and cider tent, tea tent, Shane and Alex, champagne draw Dog Show for Pedigree and Novelty classes 1130-1630.
Padworth Village Hall, Padworth Lane, Padworth RG7 4HY
MORE INFO: Fun Day Organiser 07831 258343   Event Web Site
Leisure : Entertainment
08/07/2018 NO FOOTBALL, NO TENNIS - SO IT'S RAVER TOTS AT THE VILLAGE, STATION HILL!

Raver Tots is coming to Reading this July for a family friendly rave! There will be tons of fun for all the family with Nicky Blackmarket on the decks, alongside the Reading-based legend DJ Pressure and MC Chalkie White! Raver Tots is a family rave where kids and grownups can hit the dance floor and let off some steam together! There is tons kids fun including face painting, UV lights, bubbles, balloons, confetti and giant parachutes in a rave style atmosphere with some of the UK's top DJ's including residents Artful Dodger, Brandon Block, Slipmatt and Nicky Blackmarket. 2pm to 4pm.
The Village at Station Hill Event Space, Station Hill, Reading RG1 1NF
MORE INFO:   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
08/07/2018 MO'S 35th ANNIVERSARY DANCE SHOWCASE
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Pupils from Mo’s Dance and Drama Schools celebrate their 35th Anniversary with a showcase of Ballet, Tap and Street Dance from their popular classes for all ages! Principal, Monica Cleaver, opened ‘Mo’s Place’ in Duke Street, Reading in 1983. For those of us that can remember that far back just think lycra, leg warmers and big hair! ‘Mo’s Place’ quickly became the place to be and continues to the first choice for dance classes in Caversham, Emmer Green and Woodley.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
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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
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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
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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
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Leisure : Days Out
10/07/2018 to 31/08/2018 CELEBRATE THE FEMININE - STATUE TRAIL AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

Explore a selection of Cliveden's world-renowned statuary collection, chosen exclusively by our onsite art curator. Femininity has a strong influence over Cliveden's sculpture collection. Discover which aspects of femininity they represent, and see how they relate to our Cliveden's women featured in 'Misrepresented''. Booking Not Needed. We do not recommend this event for children. Dogs on leads welcome.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0JA
MORE INFO: Sian Burgess 01628 605069   cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
10/07/2018 to 11/07/2018 SOUTH STREET YOUTH THEATRE - COMICON/MR WHO
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

South Street Youth Theatre’s senior groups present a double bill of hand drawn summer comedy... The Seniors 1 group give us Comicon, pitting the Residential Home for Ageing Superpersons and a School for Spidermen against the evil wiles of Health and Safety... Seniors 2 present Mr Who, where a department store run by Mr Men is under threat of closure... who could be behind the takeover?
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
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10/07/2018 to 14/07/2018 GORING GAP PLAYERS OPEN AIR PERFORMANCE - THE RIVALS

The Goring Gap Players and the Basildonians are presenting a joint open-air production of ‘The Rivals’ by Sheridan, directed by Barry Steele – in the beautiful grounds of Little Bowden (near Pangbourne). This follows the very successful 2014 production of Midsummer Night’s Dream in the same gardens. Lovers of this most popular of Sheridan’s comedies will delight again in the well-known characters of Mrs Malaprop (with her wrong words) and Sir Lucius O’Trigger (the wild Irish Baronet), also the deceptions and love-tangles of Jack Absolute and Lydia Languish - and their young friends - all as set in Bath, the then racy holiday destination of the late 1700s.
The Gardens of Little Bowden, near Pangbourne RG8 8JR
MORE INFO: Jean Betteridge 01491 873530   goringgapplayers@gmail.com   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
10/07/2018 to 14/07/2018 FATAL ENCOUNTER
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

From the creator of Paul Temple and the master of suspense- Francis Durbridge, comes a thriller about a wealthy couple entwined in blackmail, deceit, a shooting and a shocking plot twist! The events of Fatal Encounter unfold in Howard and Joanna’s living-room. Howard, a respected book publisher becomes worried for Joanna, his uncharacteristically irritated and anxious wife. The play takes a dark turn when Howard returns home to find an old friend, Perry has been murdered in a struggle with Joanna. She admits that Perry has been blackmailing her. In attempt to cover for his wife, Howard pleads guilty to the shooting. Howard is soon back at the centre of a complex investigation when a second attempted murder takes place… but who is truly to blame?
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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10/07/2018 RAF CENTENARY FLYPAST - EAST BERKSHIRE

The largest concentration of military aircraft in recent memory will descend on the skies above London as the Royal Air Force marks its centenary year. Up to 100 jets, helicopters and aeroplanes from across a range of different eras of RAF history, including Spitfires and modern state-of-the-art aircraft, are expected to take part. The route will take them over Runnymede, Maidenhead and Windsor soon aftere 1pm. See website below for details.
Various around Maidenhead, Windsor, Datchet, Runnymede.
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Leisure : Entertainment
11/07/2018 to 15/07/2018 HENLEY FESTIVAL 2018

Henley Festival, the UK's most glamorous boutique festival, and winner of Headline Performance of the Year in 2016 returns to its spectacular setting on he riverbank in Henley-on-Thames from 11th-15th July 2018. As the UK's only black-tie boutique festival, Henley Festival is glamour personified, offering Michelin starred food, award winning comedians, Turner Prize nominated artists and the biggest names in popular, world jazz and classical music. Many festival goers arrive by boat, and the green lawns of the festival are transformed into a Great Gatsby vision, as black tie clad revellers spill across the festival site, champagne in hand.
Floating Stage, outside Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2LY and other Henley venues (see website)
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 843404   info@henley-festival.co.uk   Event Web Site
Leisure : Theatre
11/07/2018 to 15/07/2018 BIRMINGHAM STAGE COMPANY PRESENTS DAVID WALLIAMS' AWFUL AUNTIE
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Aunt Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
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11/07/2018 to 21/07/2018 READING OPEN AIR SHAKESPEARE - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Enjoy an open-air production.of this great Shakespearean comedy - although with a touch of darkness. Much Ado About Nothing follows the return of soldiers from war. Packed with intrigue, double-crossing and plenty of laughter, Much Ado About Nothing is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare. Following the turbulent romances between Hero and Claudio and Beatrice and Benedict, this exploration of what loyalty, chivalry, and true love really mean empowers us to challenge our perceptions of relationships. Our production moves the story from Italy to an English house at the conclusion of World War Two. It will be using the story of the lovers to explore the nature of the relationship between men and women as well as exploring themes of jealousy and class. Leonato welcomes his friends back from war. His daughter, Hero, is in love with Claudio. His niece, Beatrice, verbally spars with Benedict. Can their friends conspire to bring them together? Will ill-intentioned Don John succeed in driving Claudio and Hero apart? Can Leonatos's sister, Antonia, come up with a plan to save the day? Can the watchmen overcome their incompetence to bring out the truth?
Reading Abbey Ruins, Abbey St, Reading RG1 3BA
MORE INFO: Tony Wernham 0118 384 2169
  enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk
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12/07/2018 NO KIDS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

To procreate or not to procreate; that is the question. No Kids explores the personal journey that real-life couple Nir and George embarked upon when they asked the question: as a gay couple, should we go out of our way to have children? Gender-bending musical cabaret and verbatim theatre marry to conceive a distinctly queer piece that asks: should we be making more babies in an increasingly overpopulated world? And is our society truly open to the idea of two dads?
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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12/07/2018 TALK - YATELEY IN THE GREAT WAR

Peter Tipton describes how the Yateley Community he created on the Imperial War Museum's permanent digital WW1 Memorial was essential to research the Yateley Society's new book to be published in July by Pen and Sword Books.
Yateley Library, School Lane, Yateley GU46 6NL
MORE INFO: Talk Enquiries 01252 875728
 
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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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Leisure : Theatre
13/07/2018 to 15/07/2018 SHINFIELD PLAYERS THEATRE - RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET
 SHINFIELD PLAYERS THEATRE

Join Captain Tempest and his fearless crew on their journey into hyperspace… and beyond! Inspired by 'The Tempest', this Olivier Award winner bursts with red hot rock and roll hits from the 1960s and 70s. Fasten your seat belts, set your ray guns to stun and get ready for a cosmic adventure of meteoric proportions! On a stormy night way back when; mad scientist Doctor Prospero worked late in his laboratory, aided only by his wife, Gloria, as he developed the elusive formula with which he would change the world. The apparently faithful Gloria, however, duped him and sent him off into hyper-space in an old spacecraft with his infant daughter.
Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, Reading RG2 9DF
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 975 8880
 
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13/07/2018 to 14/07/2018 GHOST HUNT
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

A small group of London teens break into a dead tube station – closed up since the late 40’s. The station is a dark time capsule, unchanged and boarded up with commuters passing through on trains unknowingly every day. But things take a strange turn when they film the quiet platform. As they look through the view screens on their phones they can see children in school uniforms, dancing girls, soldiers, nurses and more! Over days of filming they realise the children and adults they are seeing are about to fall victim to a disaster, when dozens of people will be killed in a dreadful accident on the platform. Can they find a way to reach into the past and speak to the people they can hear and see so clearly? Can they change history?
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk
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13/07/2018 POETS' CAFÉ - JANE COMMANE
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Poets' Cafe is Reading's longest running poetry platform, run by South Street in association with Reading Stanza. On the second Friday of every month we welcome a guest poet who will perform alongside an open mic section which gives all-comers the opportunity to read a poem of their own.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
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13/07/2018 CORN EXCHANGE COMEDY CLUB
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Leave your cares at the door, grab a drink and join us for an evening full of laughter as Avalon Promotions present some of the best new names in comedy. Join us for a guaranteed giggle once a month this spring! Leave your cares at the door, grab a drink and join us for an evening full of laughter as Avalon Promotions present some of the best new names in comedy. With comedians such as Joe Wilkinson, Greg Davies, Lee Nelson, Jenny Eclair, Al Murray and Russell Howard in their books, Avalon are experts in finding the next big names on the circuit - you never know, you might see them in Newbury first! This month's line up: Rob Auton, Jordan Brookes, Will Duggan, Sophie Duker,
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
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13/07/2018 FRIDAY 13th GHOST HUNT AT THE OLD LAMB

Ghost Hunter Tours head into to The very haunted Old Lamb Hotel in Theale This FRIDAY THE 13TH to Investigate the many years of reported paranormal activity of this location. Your tour should you be brave enough to sign up will feature a full blown ghost hunt with our medium & paranormal investigator and they will be doing their very best to contact any spirits that are reported to be at the location and with its history and eye witness reports a good night should be ahead for you - that is if you are brave enough !! A brief history built in 1487 as an original coaching house and is one of the oldest buildings in the area. It has had many years of paranormal activity and sightings and one of the most famous visitors at the location was Dick Turpin.
The Old Lamb Hotel, 18 - 20 Church Street, Theale RG7 5BZ
MORE INFO: Theale Ghost Hunt 07724 364333
  andrewayres999@hotmail.com
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