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Leisure : Theatre
28/07/2018 to 15/09/2018 SWEET CHARITY
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Charity Hope Valentine fantasises about three things in life: romance, luxury and escaping the questionable clientele of the Fandango Ballroom. Lovable, gullible and spirited, she longs to find a lover who can sweep her off her feet but guided by the ‘fickle finger of fate’, Charity is always handing over her heart (and her earnings) to the wrong man. There’s Charlie tattooed on her arm, movie star Vittorio Vidal and then there’s Oscar. But will any of them be her one true love? Charity’s romantic highs and lows entertain and dismay her fellow dancers but in trying to shake off the past, will she ever be able to live happily ever after?
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044
  boxoffice@watermill.org.uk
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02/08/2018 to 22/09/2018 TEN TIMES TABLE - BY ALAN AYCKBOURN
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Long due a revival, TEN TIMES TABLE is a play so funny that it displays playwright Alan Ayckbourn at the top of his game. Alan is a genius at analysing ordinary people in everyday situations. We follow the planning and disastrous outcome of a group of members of The Pendon community as they plan their small town's first pageant. The pageant is to be based on a long lost piece of local history - The Massacre of the Pendon Twelve - where the Earl of Dorset crushed an uprising of rebellious workers. As the meetings in the run down Swan Hotel progress, we see a natural divison between right-wing supporters of the patronising middle-class Helen, versus the bolshie left-wing teacher Tim and his two adoring female groupies. All have very different views of what the pageant should be and what it represents. Battle commences. The day of the pageant arrives. And what was a mock-up of the event now becomes the real thing as both sides clash with hilarious and riotous results!

The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye, Reading RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  boxoffice@millatsonning.com
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Leisure : Exhibitions
17/08/2018 to 28/09/2018 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
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Leisure : Bars
18/08/2018 to 31/12/2018 CASA BACARDI THEME BAR - NOW OPEN AT THE ORACLE

A brand new pop-up theme bar has arrived in Reading - and it’s the first of its kind in the UK. Casa Bacardí, a popular addition in seaside resorts around the world, now brings the best in summer socialising to The Oracle Riverside on the site which was formerly Chili’s and later Jamie’s Italian. Featuring a hand-picked menu of Bacardi’s very best cocktails, relaxed seating areas and a sun terrace overlooking the river. All set to a playlist of feel good, upbeat music vibes that radiate from our Sound of Rum. There’s a great selection of Caribbean-themed food on offer as well, with wines and spirits also available if those fantastic cocktails are not to your taste.

Unit 1, The Riverside, Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading RG1 2AG
MORE INFO: Anthon
  info@casabarcardirg.co.uk
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Leisure : Museums
29/08/2018 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
01/09/2018 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
05/09/2018 to 15/09/2018 THE 39 STEPS
 WOKINGHAM THEATRE

Richard Hannay, a man with a boring life, meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. He takes her home to his London apartment where she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organisation called 'The 39 Steps' is hot on his trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A fast-paced whodunnit, packed with non-stop laughs, and over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of only four), The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure.
Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road Wokingham RG40 5TU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 978 5363
  boxoffice@wokinghamtheatre.org.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
06/09/2018 to 16/09/2018 READING-ON-THAMES RIVER FESTIVAL

The Festival takes its inspiration from Reading’s majestic waterways and sets out to create a vibrant, broad appeal arts and cultural festival programme set in venues and unusual outdoor spaces across Reading. Audiences can expect to encounter exhilarating performances and unexpected encounters. The programme includes nationally-renowned performers and the finest Reading-based arts groups working in collaboration to create a unique experience for audiences. Highlights include In Place of War’s GRRRL featuring Charlotte Adigéry - a live music concert with performances from revolutionary independent female artists from Brazil, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Venezuela, Bangladesh and the UK, fusing music from ghetto base to electronica; fresh from their involvement in Lumière London, Cirque Bijou will be bringing A Circus Soiree, an immersive evening of the most contemporary of circus, to the banks of the Thames at Caversham Court Gardens; renowned philosopher Theodore Zeldin will be hosting a conversational meal, Theodore Zeldin’s Feast of Strangers, on the top floor of Thames Tower; there will be a night-time arts-filled walk through Reading, The Reading Midnight Run; high-quality classical music from the London Mozart Players in the High Sheriff of Berkshire’s Concert; a film trail; film showings and photography. See website for full details and daily events.
Various alngside the River Thames in Reading (see website)
MORE INFO: Thames Festival Enquiries 0118 937 4341
 
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08/09/2018 to 28/10/2018 RIVER AND ROWING MUSEUM BIG BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

2018 marks the 20th birthday of the River & Rowing Museum, and we are planning an exciting exhibition to celebrate. On display in the Museum’s Community Gallery from 8 September to 28 October 2018, the exhibition will explore the history of the Museum over the past 20 years, showcase creative responses by local community groups to objects in the collection and invite visitors to think about the future of the organisation.
River and Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames RG9 1BF
MORE INFO: Enquiries 01491 415600
  museum@rrm.co.uk
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Leisure : Exhibitions
10/09/2018 to 15/09/2018 RICH LOCAL COLOUR - PHOTOGRPAHY EXHIBITION

The Basingstoke Camera Club Annual Exhibition comprises a collection of photographs from the UK and abroad taken by members of Basingstoke Camera Club. Images range from wildlife through to landscapes. The exhibition entitled “Rich Local Colour” is open during normal Discovery Centre opening hours. Running till Saturday 15th of September, this free exhibition is a must see for everyone in Basingstoke interested in photography. Basingstoke Camera Club welcomes photographers whether novices or advanced. The club meets every Thursday at Oakridge West Community Centre.
Basingstoke Discovery Centre, Festival Place, Basingstoke RG21 7BA
MORE INFO: Exhibition Enquiries 01256 782568
  secretary@basingstokecameraclub.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
12/09/2018 to 14/09/2018 ARE THERE MORE OF YOU?
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Alison Skilbeck tells the linked tales of four women with only a postcode in common. Painful, scary, hilarious, and heart-warming, the stories chart each wildly different character’s search for love and happiness.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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13/09/2018 to 22/09/2018 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Musicals return to Progress Theatre with the much sought after and loved rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar. With a mixture of styles of music there is something for everybody, from folk to jazz and from musical ballads to driving rock. This powerful show performed in the unique Progress Theatre is something not to be missed.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2169
  enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk
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13/09/2018 to 15/09/2018 DICK TRACY
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Le Navet Bete (creators of Dracula: The Bloody Truth) return to Windsor with Dick Tracy: A Comedy Caper, a show for all the family full of mischief, malice and mayhem. Expect fast paced side splitting comedy, a motorbike and a full size wrecking ball on stage! Newsflash! There’s been a series of crimes across the city – but fear not...The police chief’s put his best man on the job – Dick Tracy. It’s now down to the square-jawed, hard-hitting, fast shooting, comic book detective to solve the crime. Will Tracy be able to save the day, get the girl and get to the bottom of who’s causing the mayhem? Or perhaps the truth is closer than he thinks....
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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Local Information :
13/09/2018 to 16/09/2018 HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - ALL SAINTS CHURCH WOKINGHAM

Bell tower access ONLY on Sunday 9th September between 1:30 and 5pm, Sensible shoes. Special items displayed on both Sunday afternoons will include an ancient coat of arms which is normally only displayed at Civic services, A coloured drawing of the interior of the church in 1823 not normally displayed, A lead work embossed topping out plate dated 1692 from the top of the tower not normally available for display and A couple of clergy vestments illustrating the work of a woman designer - normally only worn at appropriate times of the church calendar. Cafe style teas will be available on both the Sunday afternoons. At all times we will have on display an illustrated time line of the historical changes to the church, Biographies of some exceptional women that have had associations with All Saints and Detailed plans for the future of the building.
All Saints Parish Church, Wiltshire Road, Wokingham RG40 1TN
MORE INFO: John Harrison 0118 9785520
  Foreman@allsaintswokinghambells.org.uk
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13/09/2018 to 15/09/2018 HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - ST MARY'S CASTLE STREET

This late-18th century chapel will be open to visitors. Aside from the interesting interior and history, visitors will have an opportunity to see a collection of 18th century pottery, glassware, leather and other items, recovered from a cesspit on the site. There will also be an exhibition highlighting the suffering church down the ages, and across the world. This is to coincide with the 500th anniversary of John Foxe, the great martyrologist.
St Marys Church, 14 Castle Street, Reading RG1 7RD
MORE INFO: Open Days Enquiries 0118 959 5131
 
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13/09/2018 to 15/09/2018 CENTRE FOR HERITAGE AND FAMILY HISTORY OPEN DAY

Thinking about starting to research your family history? Already begun but hit a brick wall? Need some help progressing or organising your family history research? Want to add some social history content to your research? If so, then visit the Centre for Heritage and Family History with its dedicated team of volunteers during Heritage Open Days. Wherever in the world your ancestors came from - we can help. The Centre's computer suite gives you access to millions of records, including free access to subscription websites you normally have to pay to use: Ancestry Worldwide, Findmypast, the 1939 Register, the British Newspaper Archive and The Genealogist as well as a host of other sites giving you information on emigration, casualties of the first world war, Irish ancestors, wills and many more topics. Also available is the Centre's extensive reference library, a dedicated exhibition area, a comprehensive local and family history bookshop and helpful research guides.
Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
MORE INFO: Gillian Stevens   Event Web Site
14/09/2018 BRACKNELL OVER 25s PARTY FOR SINGLES AND COUPLES

Top DJ playing your favourite chart and dance music from '80s to date. These parties are THE place for Over 25s to dance, romance, meet new people and make new friends. Monthly at Apres Nightclub. The club is completely self-contained with its own entrance and boasts two bars, a great dance floor and a sophisticated but relaxed atmosphere where you can mix, dance and mingle. From 9pm till 2am.

Apres Nightclub at The Coppid Beech Hotel, John Nike Way, Bracknell, RG12 8TF
MORE INFO: Brian Lewis 0800 3134441
  info@dance-parties.co.uk
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Leisure : Music
14/09/2018 to 15/09/2018 CROWTHORNE MUSICAL PLAYERS - COME TO THE CABARET

Come and join us for an evening filled to the brim with cabaret songs from some of your favourite shows, including Moulin Rouge, Chicago and The Greatest Showman. From Fat Sams Speakeasy and the salubrious Hernando’s Hideaway, with plenty of surprises along the way, our very talented cast are here to entertain you.
Morgan Centre, Wellington Road, Crowthorne RG45 7LD
MORE INFO: Box Office 07796 276888
  cmptickets@gmail.com
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Leisure : Theatre
14/09/2018 COMEDY AT THE KENTON - WITH THREE TOP STAND-UPS
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Another three top stand-ups from TV, radio and Edinburgh join us for a night of comedy for just £11. On the bill this month are Jarlath Regan, Steve Bugeja and Kai Samra. As well as appearing on Tonight at the Palladium, Goggle Box and Russell Howard’s Good News and at comedy festivals in Australia, Canada, Dubai and the US, Jarlath Regan is also a bestselling author (How to Break Bad News), a leading podcaster (An Irishman Aboard) and greeting cards maker. Award-winning stand-up Steve Bugeja (Radio 4, Love Island: Aftersun) returns after last November’s Comedy at the Kenton, off the back of sell-out runs at Edinburgh and the Leicester Square Theatre and starring at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Rising star Kai Samra (Radio 4, BBC Asian Network) won the Birmingham Comedy Festival Breaking Talent Award 2017 as well as the Up The Creek Blackout Competition. He has performed at Trafalgar Square for the Mayor of London’s Diwali Festival and at Soho Theatre.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
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14/09/2018 POETS' CAFÉ - ROY MARSHALL
 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. Your host will be Kate Noakes, who's sixth collection is Paris, Stage Left (Eyewear 2017).
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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14/09/2018 A CELEBRATION OF NEIL DIAMOND - WAYNE DENTON
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Wayne Denton fronts this live concert. Faithfully recreating the songs, atmosphere and evoking the memories of an era in his own inimitable style. Delivering all the hits of Neil Diamond, interspersed with humour and audience participation. Songs such Kentucky Woman, I’m a Believer, Cracklin’ Rosie, I Am I Said, won’t fail to get you dancing in the aisles.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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14/09/2018 ADAM KAY - SECRET DIARIES OF A JUNIOR DOCTOR
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music. Absolute sell-out Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and 2017, and Soho Theatre 2017. The accompanying book, This is Going to Hurt is a Sunday Times bestseller, and signed copies will be available to purchase after the performance.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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14/09/2018 to 15/09/2018 TILEHURST AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY MURDER MYSTERY SUPPER EVENING

TADS next Murder Mystery Supper Evening is to be Murder in Rehearsal by Angela Lanyon. There will be a Fish and Chip Supper with dessert and coffee all included in the ticket price. Tables of 8 with limit of 10 tables each night. Tickets are already selling, so don't miss out on this great evening, book your tickets on-line at our website now.
Tilehurst Village Hall, Victoria Road, Tilehurst RG31 5AB
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 943 3016
  tads14@btinternet.com
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Leisure : Theatre
14/09/2018 A HARVEST OF JAZZ - WITH MATT HOLLAND
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Matt returns to Norden Farm with one of the most talented up-and-coming vocalists in London. Megan McConnell (vocals) brings her unique post modern sound, delivering a vintage jazz twist to modern pop songs – as well as some trumpet lead classic jazz standards from Matt. They are accompanied by Tom Temple Marlow (piano), Jaime Wilkins (bass) and Greg Nickolls (drums).
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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Local Information :
14/09/2018 to 15/09/2018 HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - ST JAMES' CHURCH

The Church is Pugin's very first church design. The foundation stone was laid in December 1837. Extensions were added in the 20th century. Built in the Romanesque style it is a rarity among Pugin's designs. Completed in 1840, it was among the first Catholic churches to be built in England after the Reformation and is sited next to the ruins of Reading Abbey. Visitors will be able to become familiar with a modern Catholic Church. There will be guides on hand who will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the church, its architecture and history. For those interested in stained glass St James has some magnificent 19th glass attributable to William Warington. There is also a fine example of glass from the studio of Clarke's of Dublin.
1 Forbury Road, Reading RG1 3HW
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Local Information :
14/09/2018 to 16/09/2018 HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - GREYFRIARS' CHURCH

The Church was built in 1311 and the main elements of Greyfriars survive to this day as the most complete example of Franciscan architecture in Britain, and the oldest still being used for worship. After the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538, it became a poor hospital, workhouse and then a gaol in 1613, until 1844. In 1863, it was restored as a church by the Victorians and has been in use ever since, culminating in a refurbishment in 2000. A guided tour of the Church, outlining its history over the last 700 years and its current usage is offered. Alternatively a free leaflet is available for self-guiding.
Greyfriars Church, Friar Street, Reading RG1 1EH
MORE INFO: Open Days Enquiries 0118 951 6700
  info@heritageopendays.org.uk
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Local Information :
14/09/2018 to 16/09/2018 HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - ST GILES CHURCH

The original St. Giles was built in the twelfth century, to serve a large Parish with a small population in well-wooded country through which the River Kennet flowed. It stood on the main road south, on the Outskirts of the town, hence perhaps the dedication. In 1191 Pope Clement III gave the church to Reading Abbey: and throughout the middle ages it enjoyed the right of sanctuary. The building grew gradually. During the Civil Wars of the seventeenth century, when the parliamentarians besieged Reading, St. Giles tower was garrisoned for the King and the upper part was destroyed in 1643. The fabric was restored at the end of hostilities, and again under a series of popular incumbents in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the Catholic Revival began to influence the life and work of what was by now a very populous parish.
Southampton Street, Reading RG1 2QP
MORE INFO: Geoff Canterbury
 
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Leisure : Days Out
15/09/2018 to 16/09/2018 ROYAL COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE SHOW

Berkshire’s biggest and best agricultural weekend of the year sees lots of ‘have-a-go’ activities for all the family. The ever-popular food hall will be back, bigger and better than ever, offering a wide range of tipples, delicacies, local produce, confectioneries and many new stands for 2018. The flower tent has also been given an overhaul for this year, with a new location, cafe and new classes on offer. And guests will even be given the chance to grab a selfie in the cattle building, getting up close and personal with the gentle beasts. And if that wasn't quite enough, the show will have its own unicorn named Lily which visitors can meet and grab a photo with. For the first time ever, dogs will be welcome at the show, allowing the entire family to enjoy the best that Berkshire has to offer. NOTE: Please do not use SatNav to find your way to the Showground as it takes no account of our traffic management plan and you therefore may be directed to the wrong place. Please follow the AA Signs as you approach the Showground. The organisers of the Show are working to encourage visitors to think of the environment when choosing how to travel to the Showground. We’d be grateful if you would consider public transport, walking, cycling or car sharing when planning your journey.
Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham RG18 9QZ
MORE INFO: Show Organiser's Office 01635 247111
  office@newburyshowground.co.uk
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Leisure : Music
15/09/2018 A MUSICAL CELEBRATION

Fun singing afternoon for female voices led by local music teacher and choir director Suzanne Newman. Come and join us to sing a medley of songs bu music theatre composer Stephen Schwartz - songs from Wicked, Pippin, Godspell and more! £10 which includes music and refreshments.
Charvil Village Hall, The Hawthorns, Charvil, Reading RG10 9TR
MORE INFO: Suzanne Newman 0118 934 0589
  suzanneynewman@btinternet.com
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Leisure : Theatre
15/09/2018 to 16/09/2018 PEPPA PIG'S ADVENTURE
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Peppa Pig and friends are back in the brand new live show Peppa Pig’s Adventure! Join Peppa as she gets ready to go on an exciting camping trip to the woods with George and her school friends, including Pedro Pony, Suzy Sheep and Gerald Giraffe. With lunch-boxes packed and Daddy Pig driving the bus, Peppa and friends are excited about their outdoor adventure, full of games, laughter and live music! The happy campers soon settle down to sleep and listen to the gentle pitter patter of rain. Safe and warm inside their tents the excited group can look forward to morning time, when there will be lots of muddy puddles to play in!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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15/09/2018 to 16/09/2018 SITELINES PRESENTS - UP DOWN AND ALONG, BY LAURA MUGRIDGE
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Take a walk along the Thames Pathway with award-winning performer Laura Mugridge (Running on Air, The Watery Journey of Nereus Pike). Be immersed in stories drawn from five current residents of Reading, as they unfold around you whilst you walk. Stop halfway for an outdoor silent disco! Along the journey there will be music, comedy, stories and whatever weather Reading chooses on the day.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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15/09/2018 THE LEGENDARY GENO WASHINGTON AND THE RAM JAM BAND
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Geno Washington’s status as the King Of Soul is not unfounded, and this show with his Hand Clappin’ Foot Stompin’ Funky Butt cohorts The Ram Jam Band is not to be missed. Originally from Evansville in Indiana, USA Geno first came to England in the 1960’s as part of the US Air Force. His love of Blues and Soul music soon found him causing a sensation singing with top R&B acts Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames and Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band at the legendary Flamingo Club in Soho. The rest, as they say, is history. Geno teamed up with some of London’s hottest musicians and Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band very quickly became established as the most exciting live band in Britain, regularly topping the bill over world famous artistes, as nobody in their right mind wanted to go on stage after a Geno show!
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
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15/09/2018 LIVE MUSIC - STRINGFEVER
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

The world’s first genetically modified string quartet. This is no ordinary show. The Quartet, which comprises of three brothers and their cousin, perform their own unique style of music on five and six string custom built electronic violins, viola and cello. Providing a contemporary, fresh new sound, this fun, fast paced and engaging show is a feast for the eyes and the ears, combining music from classical to rock 'n roll.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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15/09/2018 MUSIC NIGHT AT THE MILL - FASTLOVE, GEORGE MICHAEL TRIBUTE
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Direct from London’s West End, the UK’s biggest George Michael tribute show. Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating a global superstar, as he puts the Boom Boom into your heart in the all new production, Fastlove - A tribute to George Michael. The show is packed with crowd pleasing anthems from the Wham classics of the new pop revival to the chart-topping success of the eighties album Faith, plus the awesome tunes of the nineties and noughties. 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, Outside, Jesus To A Child, and many more.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
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15/09/2018 CLUB VELOCITY PRESENTS A BENEFIT SHOW FOR SUE RYDER CHARITY
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

Tonight featuring Ben Marwood. Round these parts he is a music God. He is mates with Frank Turner, and played the Olympics et al. But he is a Silver Street legend - indeed a genius! Also featured in this special event, The August List. They’ve played many times at Silver Street and have become a world class band. Their latest album is still one of the best -as a whole body of work - for the last two years. Also playing, Harroland, one of Reading’s favourite new bands. They have songs. They are slightly odd!
Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 986 6788
  info@risingsun-artscentre.co.uk
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Local Information :
15/09/2018 HARVEST BAZAAR AT ST MARK'S MAIDENHEAD

This event is a Church fund raising morning with many different stalls selling: books, stationery, bric-a-brac, cakes etc. Raffles with prizes during the morning. Come along and enjoy coffee with us. This is a lovely sociable morning where you can meet up with friends, and also make new friends.
St Mark’s Crescent Methodist Church, St Mark’s Crescent, Maidenhead SL6 5BQ
MORE INFO: Bazaar Enquiries 01628 623263
  info@stmarksmaidenhead.org.uk
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Local Information :
16/09/2018 HANDPOST - GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY AND NAOMI HOUSE CHILDREN'S HOSPICE

A four-acre designer's garden with many areas of interest. Features include six lovely long borders attractively and densely planted in six colour schemes, a formal rose garden, old orchard with grass meadow, pretty pond area and peaceful wooded area. Large variety of plants, trees and a productive fruit and veg patch. Plants for sale and tea/coffee and cake for sale in aid of Naomi House Children's Respite Centre and Hospice.
Handpost, Basingstoke Rd, Swallowfield RG7 1PU
MORE INFO: Faith Ramsay
  faith@mycountrygarden.co.uk
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16/09/2018 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
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
16/09/2018 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET (ASCOT)

Ascot Farmers' Market has been running successfully for eight years. The market offers a wide choice of fresh produce and plants. Parking is freely available on site.
Car Park 3, Ascot High Street, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Claudine Andrew 07896 902850
  ascotwindsormanager@hotmail.com
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Leisure : Theatre
17/09/2018 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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Leisure : Arts and Crafts
18/09/2018 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
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
18/09/2018 to 23/09/2018 MAIDENHEAD AND COOKHAM ARTS TRAIL
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Showcasing the work of many of the artists taking part in this year’s trail. Works in diverse media include painting, glass, jewellery, ceramics, printmaking and photography. The exhibition is open either side of the trail weekend itself.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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Leisure : Theatre
18/09/2018 to 22/09/2018 CIRQUE BERSERK
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! celebrates the 250th anniversary of the invention of Circus by bringing this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen. Featuring the world’s most hair-raising circus act - the legendary motorcycle ‘Globe of Death’.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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Leisure : Arts
19/09/2018 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
19/09/2018 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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Leisure : Museums
19/09/2018 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
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Leisure : Theatre
19/09/2018 THE KING IS BACK - BEN PORTSMOUTH TAKING CARE OF ELVIS
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

He's thrilled audience members with his uncanny performances and won the title of Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, now Ben Portsmouth is back! Having grown-up surrounded by all things Elvis, Ben rapidly rose through the ranks of Elvis tribute artists soon after starting his band Taking Care of Elvis. His ever growing fan base from all over the world have declared Ben as the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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19/09/2018 to 20/09/2018 2 MAGPIES THEATRE - VENTOUX
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Ventoux is the most fearsome mountain encountered on the Tour de France. It is also the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani – whose drug-fuelled race there in 2000 was the greatest cycling had ever seen. Ventoux charts the parallel lives of these champions who overcame great adversity in tandem, and the mountain that cast them in opposing directions. Join 2Magpies as they restage the race using breathtaking video accompaniment and a pair of road bikes, asking the question – how far will we go to succeed?
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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19/09/2018 to 22/09/2018 THE GRIMM PLAYERS PRESENT NUNSENSE
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Five of the nineteen surviving Little Sisters of Hoboken stage a variety show in the Mount Saint Helen's School auditorium. They need to raise funds to bury the last four residents of the convent who are stored in the deep freeze.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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19/09/2018 PHILL JUPITUS
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus (Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Live at the Apollo, Alan Davies As Yet Untitled) for tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it. Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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19/09/2018 STORY TIME AT THE MILL - BUMPUS, JUMPUS, DINOSAURUMPUS
 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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19/09/2018 to 20/09/2018 LEE HURST - MUCKING ABOUT
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

In his new show Lee will be exploring the relationship between… No he won’t, he’ll be leaving that old twaddle to comedians at the Edinburgh Festival. There’s no journey or message. If you want to go on a journey, buy an airplane ticket. If you want a deep message, run your voicemail through a sub-base woofer. If you want plenty of laughs this is for you. Lee will be turning up, lobbing gags and funny stuff at you from all angles. A hilarious night is about to hit town.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484 123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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Local Information :
19/09/2018 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
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Local Information :
19/09/2018 TALK - FROM VILLAGE TO VILLAGE

Timed to accompany a special exhibition on 60 years of work by the Berkshire Archaeology Research Group, Still Digging Up The Past, this talk by archaeologist Steve Clark will explore how voluntary archaeology projects have often been at the forefront of expanding our knowledge of Berkshire from the Roman to the medieval period. These centuries saw tumultuous changes to the pattern of local settlement and the exploitation of the landscape. The results from a variety of sites in West Berkshire and beyond will be used to explore what we can reconstruct of these periods and to show how voluntary projects can be best placed to uncover the story.
West Museum, The Wharf, Newbury RG14 5AS
MORE INFO: Enquiries 01635 519562
  museum@westberks.gov.uk
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Sport : Football
19/09/2018 ROYALS v NORWICH CITY - SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

After three weeks the Royals return to the Mad Stad with just one thing in mind - to win at what was once their fortress for the first time this season in the league. Played three, lost three is their dismal home record so far in the Sky Bet Championship, and that's really stretching the patience of Loyal Royal fans who only saw the team win five home games in the whole of last season, while losing ten and drawing eight. It goes without saying that although there are still plenty of games to go, this one is a must-win - for pride, if nothing else. Saturday's victory at Preston was welcome, bit will not count for much if Paul Clement's men cannot carry on that form at home.
Madejski Stadium, Nr M4 J11, Basingstoke Road, Reading RG2 0FL
MORE INFO: RFC Ticket Office 0118 968 1313
  ticketing@readingfc.co.uk
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Leisure : Dance
20/09/2018 HAVE A GO TASTER SESSION WITH HURST MORRIS PEOPLE

Hurst Morris People invite everyone, men and women, to their free and friendly taster sessions. Lots of laughs are guaranteed. Also: a homemade cake break and a pub visit. Beginners are very welcome. No previous dancing experience is necessary. Potential dancers and musicians are welcome. Our great teachers will show you easy to learn dances. We dance the Cotswold tradition, the one using sticks and hankies. We come come from a wide area including Wokingham, Reading, Earley, Twyford, Maidenhead, Tilehurst, Wargrave and High Wycombe. And Hurst of course. We dance at fetes, fairs, shows, country mansions, and at folk festivals across southern England. We hold social events including a barn dance, a Christmas dinner, meals out together and a village May Day celebration. 8-10pm And it’s free!
Hurst Village Hall, School Road, Hurst RG10 0DR
MORE INFO: Taster Session Organiser 0776 122 2390
 
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Leisure : Days Out
20/09/2018 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
20/09/2018 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
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Leisure : Theatre
20/09/2018 PENNY JAYNE BLACK AND FRIENDS
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

GSMC Award winner 2018 for Best Album and Best Solo Artist, Female, US singer/songwriter Penny Jayne Black has just released her latest single, Steel Horse by SSM Nashville Records. She has an exciting year ahead as she has a Nashville tour to promote the new single and UK Theatre tour.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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20/09/2018 to 27/10/2018 TRIAL BY LAUGHTER - AT THE WATERMILL THEATRE
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Following critical acclaim for The Wipers Times, Ian Hislop and Nick Newman return to The Watermill with the premiere of a new play inspired by extraordinary real-life events. William Hone, the forgotten hero of free speech, was a bookseller, publisher and satirist. In 1817, he stood trial for ‘impious blasphemy and seditious libel’. The only crime he had committed was to be funny. Worse than that he was funny by parodying religious texts. And worst of all, he was funny about the despotic government and the debauched monarchy. Along with his great ally, political cartoonist George Cruikshank, Hone sought vindication for his laughable offences and fought for freedom in one of the most remarkable legal cases of its time.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044
  boxoffice@watermill.org.uk
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20/09/2018 THE STORY OF THE BEACH BOYS - A TRIBUTE
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

If you like the Beach Boys® songs, you will love this band! Guaranteed to leave everyone with a smile on their face, a song in their heart and a truly memorable live music experience to cherish, this is a show you do not want to miss. The performers of this extravaganza express, Beach Boyz Tribute Band deliver a stunning show of technicolour harmonies that will take your breath away. Presented here is a unique opportunity to hear a comprehensive selection of chart hits America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls - Sloop John B and many more that you will surely know and by the end of the evening learn to love.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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20/09/2018 QUEEN VICTORIA - DAUGHTER, WIFE, MOTHER, WIDOW
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Queen Victoria: a little old lady, spherical in shape, dressed in black, perpetually grumpy. Right? Historian Lucy Worsley wants to make you think again. Meet a complex, contradictory woman, who had a traumatic childhood, who loved dancing, who suffered calamity and bereavement, before coming out the other side as an eccentric, powerful and really rather magnificent old lady. Lucy's illustrated talk takes you into the life, the palaces, and the rich colourful age of this woman who ruled a quarter of the globe.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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20/09/2018 SUSIE DENT - THE SECRET LIVES OF WORDS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Take a journey into the curious, unexpected and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day with Countdown’s Susie Dent. Susie will retell the adventures that lie hidden within such words as lasagne (involving a chamber pot) and bugbear (a terrorising monster), and explain the mysterious disappearance of kempt, gormful and ruly (and yes, you can be gruntled). Sharing a selection of the funniest moments from her 25 years on Countdown, Susie will also welcome any questions in her very own ‘word surgery’.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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20/09/2018 THE TEMPLE ENSEMBLE - WIND AND STRINGS MASTERPIECES
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

The Temple Ensemble play Beethoven’s unique Septet and with an extra violin, Schubert’s wide-ranging Octet. Beethoven Septet Op 20 Schubert Octet in F major D.803 They combine violin, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, French horn and bassoon.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org   Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
20/09/2018 DEREK ACORAH
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Following his captivating appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, which saw a phenomenal run to the final, 2018 sees Britain’s best-loved, and most entertaining medium take to the stage with his all new Love, Life, Laughter tour. A thoroughly modern medium whose appeal crosses the generations to young and old alike, he remains the forerunner in the field of paranormal and spiritual matters. Wherever Derek goes, others have always followed. Now comes your chance to experience just what makes Derek one of the foremost names in the world of psychic phenomena, as well as a celebrity, author and accomplished live performer like no other.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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Local Information :
20/09/2018 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
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Leisure : Theatre
21/09/2018 GARY DELANEY - GAGSTERS PARADISE
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this, his brand new tour for 2018. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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21/09/2018 THE BOOTLEG SHADOWS
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

The Bootleg Shadows bring their outstanding tribute back for a night of foot-tapping hits, celebrating the music of The Shadows and Cliff Richard. Relive such fantastic hits as Apache, FBI, Wonderful Land, Atlantis, Kon-Tiki, Cavatina, Let Me Be The One, Bachelor Boy, Move It, plus many more. Not only will this night provide plenty of great music, but it also guarantees plenty of humour to make it a night out to remember!
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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21/09/2018 THE CARPENTERS STORY
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

After its sell-out performance in 2017, the award-winning Carpenters Story is back to celebrate the music of one of the most successful pop duos in music history, Richard and Karen Carpenter. This highly acclaimed concert-style production continues to captivate audiences across the UK with its spectacular re-creation of the songbook that made The Carpenters renowned in the world of popular music. The outstanding vocal talents of Claire Furley and pianist/artistic director Phil Aldridge take centre-stage, accompanied by Richard Carpenter’s original orchestral arrangements from live musicians, and a stage-wide backdrop of state-of-the-art video projection.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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21/09/2018 TENORS UN LIMITED
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

The number one selling operatic trio celebrates 15 years with a brand new show. Fresh from their recent chart-topping success with Who is He? which went in at number one on the iTunes classical chart, the ‘Rat Pack of Opera’ celebrates their 15th anniversary with their new touring show. Known for their rich vocal harmonies and wicked sense of humour, there is sure to be something for everyone in this programme of popular classical music from this charismatic trio.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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21/09/2018 to 22/09/2018 THE BAINA TRAMPA FRITZ FALLEN
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

NOTE: THIS SHOW IS AT SHAW HOUSE, NEWBURY. Join us for this strange, beautiful and highly entertaining slice of performance. Ruthless and cheeky rascals Le G. Bistaki will thrill us with their wacky rituals, surreal video projections, passionate tango, gleaming white suits, a ton of corn and fiery fights. Always on the verge of madness, this delightful and amusing postmodern promenade performance is like something straight out of a crazy French dream.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
21/09/2018 OCEAN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is sweeping towards Reading with a brand new selection of the world's most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface. Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Film Festival UK Tour, this collection of short films celebrates divers, paddlers, surfers and oceanographers who live for the sea's salt spray. Be wowed at the mind blowing marine life; exhilarated by the power of the waves, and inspired by the characters who dedicate their lives to answering the call of the ocean.
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 :
21/09/2018 READING CAREERS FAIR

Are you looking for a Job? Looking for employment can often be time consuming, and frustrating. The UK Careers Fair offers candidates from all backgrounds the opportunity to speak to an abundance of local employers, all in one place. Entrance free. 10am - 2pm Bring lots of copies of your CV!
The Pavilion, 143-145 Oxford Road, Reading, RG1 7UY
MORE INFO: The UK Careers Fair 0800 6891725
  info@ukcareersfair.com
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Sport : Horse Racing
21/09/2018 DUBAI DUTY FREE INTERNATIONAL RACEDAY AT NEWBURY

The two-day Dubai Duty Free International Weekend, which climaxes on Saturday with the Group 2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes, begins with an afternoon of high-quality Flat racing featuring the Listed Dubai Duty Free Cup and the Haynes, Hanson and Clark Conditions Stakes.
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015
  info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
22/09/2018 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
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22/09/2018 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
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22/09/2018 to 23/09/2018 SPLASH, BUBBLES AND BALLOONS SHOW AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

This bubbling and explosive show is not to be missed! Can we make water disappear? Can we make a fire balloon? Come and find out in our live science show - it's a GAS! Tickets for this entertaining and interactive show can be purchased from reception on the day of your visit. Suitable for children age 5+. Show times are at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3.15pm, subject to minimum numbers. Shows run at weekends and Bracknell school holidays.
The Look Out Discovery Centre, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01344 354400
  customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk
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Leisure : Museums
22/09/2018 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
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22/09/2018 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
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Leisure : Music
22/09/2018 LOVE LOVE LIVE
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

Mark Jones, pioneer behind Wall of Sound Records invites you to experience some of his favourite new discoveries, in Love Love Live,the first in a series of new music happenings. Tonight’s line-up includes all new breaking artists including: Hot Sauce Pony, China Bears and The Purple Lights.
RISC, London Street, Reading
MORE INFO: Sam Chamberlaine 07894 220777
  sam@369press.com
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Leisure : Theatre
22/09/2018 AN EVENING WITH VINCE HILL - THE FINAL FAREWELL SHOW
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

British pop legend and BBC star Vince Hill will be making a welcome return to Henley’s beautiful Kenton Theatre on Saturday, September 22nd 2018 for his final FAREWELL show ‘AN EVENING WITH VINCE HILL’ after 55 years as a solo recording artist. Vince Hill is a multi-million selling recording artist best known for his 1967 mega-hit ‘Edelweiss’. To date, Vince has released 25 studio albums, recorded over 300 songs including themes for 5 film soundtracks and earned a national and international reputation through hit records and sold-out performances at some of the world’s most prestigious concert venues such as the London Palladium, London’s Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
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22/09/2018 MILK PRESENTS - BULLISH
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Meet Asterion, better known as the terrifying, blood thirsty Minotaur of Ancient Crete. Follow them through one cabaret odyssey, one strapping search for the man they might want to be. From the makers of smash hit JOAN (Off West End, Fringe First and Stage Award winner) Milk Presents bring you BULLISH. BULLISH pits ancient mythology against modern gender navigation to furiously disrupt, traverse and rewrite the rulebook. Stepping into the ring with a gender fierce ensemble of hopers and renegades, BULLISH is a story about packing, passing, and gambling your way out of the labyrinth.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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22/09/2018 GREGG WALLACE - DOESN'T GET TOUGHER THAN THIS!
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

The star of BBC's MasterChef, Inside The Factory and Eat Well For Less takes to the stage for this brand new live show. He mixes hilarious behind the scenes tales with demonstrations and audience fun and games. Join Gregg as he answers the questions you’ve always wanted to ask, shares classic anecdotes and dishes up a sumptuous serving of MasterChef’s juiciest bits.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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22/09/2018 THE THREE DEGREES
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

With original band members Helen Scott and Valerie Holiday. The Three Degrees are well known for their soulful voices, beautiful gowns, and fabulous stage shows. Enjoy an evening of classic hits including When Will I See You Again, Dirty Ol’ Man and Take Good Care of Yourself. The Three Degrees will be supported by Richie Sampson, a former member of The Drifters who will perform a 70's disco set including: Disco Inferno, Love Train, Hold Back The Night, Get Down On It, Never Too Much, You Sexy Thing and All Night Long.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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22/09/2018 WALL OF SOUND - LOVE, LOVE, LIVE
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

Mark Jones, pioneer behind Wall Of Sound Records, invites you to experience some of his favourite new discoveries in Love Love Live, the first in a series of new music happenings. Hot Sauce Pony head up tonight, as they unleash their sound of explosive and brutal beauty. The sound is their own self-styled genre of ‘avant hard’ with echoes of hardcore, grunge and punk and topped off with the exquisite, sultry vocals of Caroline Gilchrist. China Bears return to Reading with their self-styled soirée of alt.indie rock, as they combine ambient guitars, choral vocals and raw lyrical talent. Kicking off this evening are The Purple Lights as they deliver a sound clash of rock and reggae topped off with loopstation magic.
Rising Sun Arts Centre, 30 Silver Street, Reading RG1 2ST
MORE INFO: Gig Enquiries 0118 986 6788
  info@risingsun-artscentre.co.uk
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22/09/2018 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
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22/09/2018 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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22/09/2018 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
  info@tsauction.co.uk
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22/09/2018 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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Sport : Horse Racing
22/09/2018 DUBAI DUTY FREE INTERNATIONAL RACEDAY AT NEWBURY

The second day of Dubai Duty Free International Weekend is a fantastic day of racing and entertainment. The feature race is the Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes (Group 2), which is often won by an exceptional horse, including last year’s Al Shaqab Lockinge winner, Ribchester. Who will be this year’s future star? With a superb supporting card including the Group 3 Dubai International Airport World Trophy it is sure to be a day of top-class Flat racing. Off the track enjoy a variety of extra entertainment in the Dubai Duty Free marquee and a range of live music before, during and after racing. With all this to enjoy it’ll be the perfect end to our summer season.
Newbury Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015
  info@newburyracecourse.co.uk
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Pubs : Entertainment
23/09/2018 WOODLEY AND SONNING THAI FAYRE

Come and join us for a great day of Thai music, dance, food, crafts and culture on the grounds of The Shepherd's House pub on the A4 near Woodley, just outside Reading. The festival will feature authentic Thai cuisine from a variety of food stalls, Thai clothing and Arts & Crafts stalls, Thai Massage, contemporary and traditional Thai music, traditional Thai dancing and some live music from local singer-guitarist, Scott Lewis. There is a small play area for young children and a beer garden in which you can sit, eat and enjoy the show.10.30am to 9.00pm. Adults £2 on the gate - Under 15s free entry. There will also be plenty of standard UK food and drink available in the pub which will remain free to enter all day and evening.
The Shepherds House, London Road, Woodley, Reading, RG6 1BD
MORE INFO: Sue Mayne 07557 773643
  suesouthsea@hotmail.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
26/09/2018 A SUPER-HAPPY STORY (ABOUT FEELING SUPER-SAD)
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

A hilarious cabaret musical about depression, that explains, sings, and throws glitter about how it’s OK not to be OK. Sally’s a happy person. She doesn’t let little things get her down and almost never cries. But she’s got an illness. It makes her feel like she isn’t the person she wants to be, but she doesn’t want anyone to know about it. Written by Olivier award winner Jon Brittain (Rotterdam and Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho) with music by Matthew Floyd Jones (Frisky & Mannish). It’s a joyful, buoyant, gleeful, slightly silly, sugar coated, unrelenting and completely super happy show! Except for the bits about depression.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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27/09/2018 LUTHER VANDROSS - A CELEBRATION
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

The World's premier show in celebration of 'The Velvet Voice'. Experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written. Fronted by international Luther Vandross tribute Harry Cambridge and his 10 piece band.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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27/09/2018 SCOTT MATTHEWS - PLUS SUPPORT FROM JASMINE RODGERS
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Scott Matthews’ new record, 'The Great Untold', is a career-defining masterpiece. The sixth studio album by the Ivor Novello Award-winning singer-songwriter is the one that many have craved: it is a masterclass in honesty, instinct and reflection. He grew up listening to Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, got his first guitar when he was seven and knew then that music was his future. His first album ‘Passing Stranger’ caught the attention of Janice Long, Mark Radcliffe and Lauren Laverne and won him the Ivor Novello award for the single ‘Elusive’. He’s toured with the Foo Fighters, Robert Plant and Rufus Wainwright and his folk, blues and rock fusion continue to attract a devoted band of supporters.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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27/09/2018 TASSELS - AN EVENING OF BURLESQUE
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Leave your inhibitions at the door and experience the UK’s biggest burlesque extravaganza. Prepare to be entertained by some of the world’s top burlesque, comedy and circus performers who present a truly unrivalled show. With a bevy of glamourous stars, speciality variety artists and fabulous costumes, this dazzling new show is the perfect blend of danger and delight... naughty has never been so nice!
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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Leisure : Music
28/09/2018 PATAWAWA LIVE AT THE PURPLE TURTLE

DIY disco trio Patawawa have had an extremely busy 2018 so far. Releasing their debut EP at the start of the year, the band immediately broke through with the million streaming lead single ‘Patagonia’. Hotly tipped by the likes of NME, Line of Best Fit, DIY and Clash and many more, the band have topped the Hype Machine charts several times during the last few months. Clocking up several million streams across all digital platforms, they’ve earned support from the likes of Tom Robinson and Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music and plays on Radio 1 with Huw Stephens. Quickly signing to the 13 Artists roster last spring, Patawawa have already had a busy 1st festival season, going down a storm at some of the summer’s biggest events such as Bestival and Tramlines. Having earned comparisons to a bewildering array of other artists from Chic to Madonna, Two Door Cinema Club to Foals, Beth, Rory and Sam have spent 2018 so far refining and defining their own sound via a slew of releases and collaborations and in the process cementing their position as one of the most exciting new acts around in 2018.They will be releasing a new track ‘Wires’ around the upcoming tour with a second full EP that will be dropping end of November through January. Patawawa's music provides both a commentary on and escape from a world that more often than not seems to be spinning out of control. Join them as they head out on their first major UK tour.
Purple Turtle, 9 Gun Street, Reading RG1 2JR
MORE INFO: Andy Gardiner (+33)663 330 5009
  andyvicbliss@gmail.com
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Leisure : Theatre
28/09/2018 RACHEL PARRIS - IT'S FUN TO PRETEND
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Viral sensation Rachel Parris, star of BBC’s The Mash Report, presents a comedy show packed with stand-up, song, sketch, and inevitably a sideways swipe at society. In this tour show she showcases some of her best bits, from her trademark comic anthems, to her all-too relatable, bittersweet stand-up, alongside brand new material looking at the insane events of this year.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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28/09/2018 CHRIS RAMSEY - THE JUST PLEASED TO BE OUT OF THE HOUSE TOUR
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Critically acclaimed and award-winning stand-up comedian Chris Ramsey brings his 2018 live tour to the Corn Exchange. Host of his own TV entertainment and stand up show on Comedy Central, Chris is also a Celebrity Juice regular and the only person to ever put Katie Hopkins in her place.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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Leisure : Exhibitions
29/09/2018 to 30/09/2018 FASHION ON A RATION - AT MILESTONES MUSEUM

Want to know how to make your wartime ration go further? Then join us for Fashion on a Ration and discover how to make the most of your ration and still look glamorous! Come and see our Ration Fashion Show supported by Hampshire Wardrobe, have your hair and make-up done and listen to the women of Milestones Village explain how to make your ration going further.
Milestones Museum, Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke RG22 6PG
MORE INFO: Exhibition Organiser 01256 639550
  info@hants.gov.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
29/09/2018 ALFIE MOORE - GETING AWAY WITH MURDER
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

In his latest stand-up tour show former Detective Sergeant Alfie Moore, and star of hit BBC Radio 4 comedy ‘It’s A Fair Cop’, takes you on a thrilling and interactive journey through the art and science of murder investigation. Enjoy Alfie’s trademark blend of humour, practical policing experience and detailed knowledge of the law as he answers the questions ‘What makes a murderer?’ and ‘Why do they caught….or not’? Experience first-hand how it feels to be part of planning ‘The Perfect Murder’. Everything you need to know from choosing a murder weapon to disposing of the body!
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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29/09/2018 THE 2018 SEXY CIRCUS TOUR - FORBIDDEN NIGHTS
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Brace yourself for two hours of thrilling action, provocative choreography with the ultimate Forbidden strip tease (and a few men in uniform thrown in for good measure). Abandon your inhibitions at the door as the talented cast of acrobats, fire acts, aerial artists and world-renowned circus performers flip and spin across the stage in this high-octane show. This sexy but classy evening with Forbidden Nights is guaranteed to get your pulse racing and leave you begging for more.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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29/09/2018 APOLLO BIG BAND
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

A fantastic night of big band classics. The 17-piece Apollo Big Band returns with an exciting evening of classic big band tunes and songs from the 1940s right up to the present day. Featuring the vocal talents of Steph Richardson and Lewis Hutton, this will be a top rate evening’s entertainment.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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Local Information :
29/09/2018 READING TOWN MEAL 2018

You are invited to this fantastic celebration of local sustainable food. It's one of the events that makes Reading a special place. Reading Town Meal is a truly community-powered event. First held in 2011, so far there have been five fantastic 'picnics in the park' celebrating the delicious fruit and veg that is grown in Reading. All the food is donated by the wonderful growers and allotment holders around Reading, cooked by Reading College students, and served free in Forbury Gardens. The meal is accompanied by music from local bands, family fun activities, plus the chance to learn more about growing your own food, shop with local producers and find out what local community and sustainability groups are doing in Reading.
Forbury Gardens, The Forbury, Reading RG1 3HS
MORE INFO: Danielle Milsom 0118 958 6692
  danielle@risc.org.uk
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Leisure : Music
30/09/2018 CLUB UFO AND PORTERBROOK RECORDS PRESENT JACOB HOLROYD AND KATIE KING

Club UFO and Porterbrook Records are delighted to announce their collaboration with Oxfam Music, hosting an intimate instore performance to promote the upcoming Oxjam Music Festival. On the afternoon of Sunday 30th September, Oxfam Music will play host to two of Reading’s brightest young talents, Jacob Holroyd and Katie King. Free entry - all donations to Oxfam.
Oxfam Music, 9 Duke Street, Reading RG1 4SA
MORE INFO: Club UFO 0118 956 1598
  thisisclubufo@gmail.com
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Leisure : Theatre
30/09/2018 THE GREATEST SHOW - SONGS FROM HOLLYWOOD
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

The concert of the year…not to be missed! Unleash your passion to sing-a-long to famous songs from best-loved films, in this exciting concert celebration! As well as featuring the biggest hits, The Greatest Show, This is Me, Never Enough and Come Alive, from the hit musical phenomenon The Greatest Showman, you’ll hear iconic songs in concert from Hollywood movies such as Frozen, Dreamgirls, Dirty Dancing, Shrek, Moulin Rouge, Mamma Mia and more!
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 :
04/10/2018 FLYING SCOTSMAN TRIP FROM THEALE AND NEWBURY TO TAUNTON

Enjoy a trip behind Flying Scotsman through beautiful scenery. There will be a short stop along the way where you can stretch your legs. ullman Style Dining and Premier Dining passengers will be served a champagne brunch over both legs of the journey. Leaving from Theale our train is hauled by 60103 Flying Scotsman down the Berks & Hants Line through Newbury & Castle Cary to Taunton. After a short stop in Taunton, of approximately 15 minutes, to change locos we return to Theale. NOTE: This trip will be diesel hauled on the return leg of the journey. Leaing Theale at 8.15am and Newbury at 8.30.
From Theale Station/Newbury Station
MORE INFO: Steam Train Enquiries 01483 209 888
  info@steamdreams.co.uk
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04/10/2018 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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Leisure : Theatre
05/10/2018 to 06/10/2018 MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
 SHINFIELD PLAYERS THEATRE

Monty Python's Spamalot is a musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the motion picture, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it differs from the film in many ways. The original 2005 Broadway production, directed by Mike Nichols, won three Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and received 14 Tony Award nominations.
Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, Reading RG2 9DF
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 975 8880
 
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Sport : Horse Racing
05/10/2018 AUTUMN RACING AND BEER FESTIVAL WEEKEND AT ASCOT

Get your weekend off to a great start by combining top class racing and a choice of 300 real ales, ciders and perries at our annual Ascot Beer Festival in association with the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). The feature contest of a competitive six-race card is the 1m 6f Listed London Metric Noel Murless Stakes.
Ascot Racecourse, Ascot SL5 7JX
MORE INFO: Box Office 0870 727 1234
  enquiries@ascot.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
06/10/2018 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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Leisure : Markets
06/10/2018 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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06/10/2018 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
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06/10/2018 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
07/10/2018 TYLNEY HALL HOTEL - GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

Large garden of 66 acres with extensive woodlands and fine vista being restored with new planting. Fine avenues of wellingtonias; rhododendrons and azaleas, Italian garden, lakes, large water and rock garden, dry stone walls originally designed with assistance of Gertrude Jekyll.
Tylney Hall Hotel, Rotherwick RG27 9AZ
MORE INFO: Garden Open Day Enquiries 01256 764881
  sales@tylneyhall.com
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Local Information :
07/10/2018 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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Sport : Horse Racing
08/10/2018 OKTOBERFEST RACEDAY AT WINDSOR

Our Oktoberfest Raceday is back again and is not a day to be missed. Join us to celebrate the German Heritage with Windsor’s biggest ever Oktoberfest! Experience a real Oktoberfest atmosphere with plenty Biers and Bratwursts!
Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5EZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01753 498400
  office@windsor-racecourse.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
09/10/2018 to 10/10/2018 AT THE SEASIDE - TODDLER DAYS AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

Come along with your toddler to one of our special toddler days. We don't take any school bookings and we have extra activities on such as arts and crafts, story telling and face or hand painting. Toddler days run from 10am to 4pm and there is no need to book. Just turn up on the day.
The Look Out Discovery Centre, Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell RG12 7QW
MORE INFO: Lookout Events Organiser 01344 354400
  customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk
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12/10/2018 BEGINNERS' FAMILY HISTORY COURSE

A series of four workshops designed for those new to researching family history. Where to start, how to progress your research and good research practice are all explained. The course explores different genealogy websites and looks at the content they offer and which are better for particular kinds of records. It covers civil registration, parish registers, wills, censuses, plus emigration and some overseas records. And it briefly examines benefits and limitations of some of the family history programs available to record your research. Organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity (no. 283010).BOOK £30 for four weekly sessions 12th, 19th and 26th October and 2nd November 11am - 1pm (society members £24). Places limited, pre- booking required via website below or at The Centre for Heritage and Family History (2nd floor, Reading Central Library) during opening hours (see website).
Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
MORE INFO: Berkshire Family History Society 0118 950 9553
  events@berksfhs.org.uk
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13/10/2018 THAMES VALLEY FARMERS' MARKET (PURLEY)

Run in conjunction with Purley Parish Council, this market is in the big barn next to the Goosecroft recreation ground in Beech Road. Refreshments are provided by the WI, and there's a craft market featuring Purley Lacemakers, local artists, a blacksmith and handmade jewellery.
Big Barn, Beech Road, Purley-on-Thames RG8 8DS
MORE INFO: TVFM Office 01235 227266
  info@tvfm.org.uk
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14/10/2018 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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