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Leisure : Days Out
08/04/2019 to 30/05/2019 BLUEBELLS AND WISTERIA AT GREYS COURT
 GREYS COURT (NATIONAL TRUST)

Discover a beautiful carpet of bluebells and our stunning 128 year old wisteria in the garden. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages. A National Trust Event - Gates open 10am.
Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4PG
MORE INFO: Administrator 01491 628529
  greyscourt@nationaltrust.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
11/04/2019 to 18/05/2019 AMELIE - THE MUSICAL
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

Amélie is an astonishing young woman who lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her imagination. She secretly improvises small, but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie will have to risk everything to say what’s in her heart. Based on the much loved and five-time Oscar nominated film, Amélie is a feel good musical filled to the brim with colourful observations and whimsical wonderings. Join Amélie as she finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044
  boxoffice@watermill.org.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
15/04/2019 to 02/06/2019 YOUNG ENVIRONMENTALIST AWARDS AT THE VYNE
 THE VYNE (NATIONAL TRUST)

Through a series of outdoor activities, families can learn about and look after nature. Among other tasks, measure bug biodiversity, see how camouflage works and map the audible landscape of The Vyne. Pick up an activity booklet from Visitor Reception and complete the activities. Afterwards, return to Visitor Reception to get your certificate stamped. Booking Not Needed. Children must supervise their adults at all times!
The Vyne, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01256 883858
  thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk
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15/04/2019 to 31/05/2019 ACCESSIBLE BLUEBELLS AT NUFFIELD PLACE
 NUFFIELD PLACE (NATIONAL TRUST)

See a beautiful carpet of Bluebells, only a short walk from the house on a hard standing path. We expect the bluebells to flower in April/May, and will be updating our social media when they are out. When you arrive, please speak to our friendly Visitor Reception team, and they will direct you to the bluebells. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages. Dogs on leads welcome.
Nuffield Place, Huntercombe, Henley-on-Thames RG9 5RY
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01491 642857
  nuffieldplace@nationaltrust.org.uk
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Leisure : Exhibitions
28/04/2019 to 29/05/2019 NO EDEN

An exhibition covering the activities of the Greenham Common Peace Camp women and their non-violent protests against the existence of nuclear weapons.
Greenham Common Control Tower, Burys Bank Road, Greenham, Newbury RG19 8BZ
MORE INFO: Robert Fitzmaurice 07504 265583
  robert.fitzmaurice@gmail.com
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Leisure : Museums
30/04/2019 to 01/08/2019 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
  emma.turner@nationaltrust.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
02/05/2019 to 15/06/2019 A BELLY FULL
 THE MILL AT SONNING

When Marnie drags her much put-upon bestie Jane to a belly dancing class they are swept into a shimmying circle of sometimes endearing, sometimes outrageous women. Their friendship is tested through the demands of their spouses, babies, work lives and the arrival of some unexpected roommates. But through all the belly aches, dilemmas, betrayals and some very 'special' cakes, the two friends learn to face life's challenges as they prepare for a special charity night at their local Turkish restaurant. You are guaranteed to leave The Mill with full hearts and dancing bellies - or is that full bellies and dancing hearts?
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
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Leisure : Days Out
03/05/2019 to 19/05/2019 DORCHESTER FESTIVAL 2019

The biennial Dorchester-on-Thames Festival is one of Oxfordshire’s leading Festivals based in the stunning location of Dorchester Abbey. Since 2005 the Festival has regularly attracted over 3,000 people each year, from serious followers of the arts to schools, families and children of all ages and has raised significant profile and over £150,000 for Dorchester Abbey and local charities.
Various venues, Dorchester on Thames OX10 7HH
MORE INFO: Festival Enquiries 0333 666 3366
  Festival@dorchester-abbey.org.uk
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05/05/2019 to 27/05/2019 OPEN AIR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION AT SHAW HOUSE
 SHAW HOUSE

The Orangery Lawn at Shaw House will be transformed into a sculpture trail by the Friends of Open Studios, where you can discover artworks by acclaimed sculptors in this lovely historic setting. The exhibition is under the umbrella of the annual West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios Scheme. Open Studio brochures will be available from the House and the works on display will be available for purchase. The House will also be open to the public at weekends and during May half term, entry is free. 11am - 4pm.
Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury RG14 2DR
MORE INFO: Event Enquiries 01635 279279
  shawhouse@westberks.gov.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
09/05/2019 to 18/05/2019 SAME TIME NEXT YEAR
 WOKINGHAM THEATRE

One of the most popular romantic comedies of the century, Same Time, Next Year ran four years on Broadway, winning a Tony Award for lead actress Ellen Burstyn, who later recreated her role in the successful motion picture. It remains one of the world’s most widely produced plays. The plot follows a love affair between two people, Doris and George, married to others, who rendezvous once a year. Twenty-five years of manners and morals are hilariously and touchingly played out by the lovers.
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
11/05/2019 to 02/06/2019 READING CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL

READING’S much loved Children’s Festival is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year with three fun packed weeks of events and activities for children all over the borough between 11th May and 2nd June. The festival gets off to an action packed start with Forbury Fiesta in the Forbury Gardens on Saturday 11th May, where there will be something for everyone – with a host of fabulous entertainment and fun activities including games, music, dancing and a chance to meet and feed two giant pandas! Part of the Forbury will transform into a mini farm where the kids will be able to feed and groom Shetland ponies, goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, rabbits and guinea-pigs.
Manor Farm, Blackstocks Lane, Hook RG27 9PH
MORE INFO: Chuildren's Festival Enquiries
0118 937 2771
 
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Leisure : Exhibitions
12/05/2019 to 14/07/2019 AN EARTHLY PARADISE - WILLIAM MORRIS AND THE THAMES

This new exhibition illustrates the rich and little-known story of William Morris’ deep connections to the Thames. We bring together a unique selection of works, with loans from the V&A, The William Morris Gallery, British Library, and many more. Highlights include Morris’ Thames series of textiles alongside his original hand-drawn designs, a signed copy of News from Nowhere, and his personal fishing tackle and spectacles. Materials from the Morris & Co. workshop illustrate the production process, while socialist pamphlets that Morris penned and published demonstrate his deep commitment to socialism in later life. The influence of the Thames and its tributaries flowed through William Morris’ life and work. The river provided the setting for his leisure time spent angling and boating, inspiration for his designs and writing, and the ideal water conditions for the manufacture of his textiles. One notable Thames boat trip from his London home via Henley to his rural retreat in Oxfordshire was so moving that it inspired his socialist utopia novel, News from Nowhere.
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 : Days Out
14/05/2019 to 31/12/2019 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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Local Information :
14/05/2019 to 15/06/2019 CURIOUS ABOUT HENLEY-ON-THAMES - HERITAGE WALKS

Have fun discovering Henley on Thames with two self-guided, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format. Are you curious about Henley on Thames? 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 Henley a great place to explore! You'll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Henley and the people that have shaped it.
Henley Town Centre - Starts: St Mary’s Church, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AT
MORE INFO: Sue Jennings
  sue.jennings@curiousabout.co.uk
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15/05/2019 to 18/05/2019 HARVEY
 SHINFIELD PLAYERS THEATRE

Recent Posts Harvey - Read-throughs and Auditions December 8, 2018 39 Steps - Read-throughs and Auditions November 20, 2018 PUSS IN BOOTS Auditions October 13, 2018 HARVEY ​ 15, 16, 17, 18 May 2019 @ 7.45pm ​ Harvey, a Pulitzer Prize –winning comedy, is the story of an affable man, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend Harvey, who is an unseen six foot rabbit. Elwood’s family find his behaviour embarrassing and apply for his committal to a sanatorium. A comedy of errors ensues including mistaken identities with the happy outcome of accepting the kind and carefree Elwood just as he is.
Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, Reading RG2 9DF
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 975 8880
 
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15/05/2019 to 18/05/2019 SAINSBURY SINGERS - GUYS AND DOLLS
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls tells the story of gambler Sky Masterson who falls in love with Salvation Army girl Sarah Brown, and Nathan Detroit who is desperate to find a location for his notorious crap game, whilst engaged to his fiancée Miss Adelaide, for 14 years. Many Classic songs.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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Leisure : Museums
16/05/2019 MERL LATE AT READING MUSEUM FOR MUSEUMS AT NIGHT
 READING MUSEUM

This event is part of the programme relating to the current Ladybird Books: ‘How it Works’ exhibition, hosted at Reading Museum as part of Museums Partnership Reading, a new cultural initiative funded by Arts Council England. The exhibition presents material from the extensive Ladybird Books Archive housed at the University of Reading.
Reading Museum, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Event Enquiries 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
16/05/2019 to 18/05/2019 CAVERSHAM PARK THEATRE - THE TRIAL OF SHERLOCK HOLMES
 CAVERSHAM PARK THEATRE, READING

The world's greatest consulting detective ? Sherlock Holmes is summoned to court to defend his name and reputation against a prosecution from a most unexpected person. Featuring a new stage adaptation of one of Conan Doyle's best loved adventures, and a brand new adventure where Sherlock aids the Suffragettes, The Trial of Sherlock Holmes is a must see for fans and newcomers alike.
Milestone Centre, Northbrook Rd Milestone Way, Reading RG4 6PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 948 1377
  sturge@cavparktheatre.org.uk
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16/05/2019 LIVE MUSIC - THEA GILMORE
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Thea Gilmore releases Small World Turning on May 17 – her first new collection of songs since 2017’s The Counterweight which was her 3rd successive top 40 album. She also embarks on a UK tour with her band and support from Matt Owens (Noah And The Whale). An artist of enduring international acclaim (Bruce Springsteen regularly names her as a favourite) and a justly revered lyricist, Gilmore’s musical settings have taken many ingenious detours in recent years.
Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
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16/05/2019 TAMASHA THEATRE - DOES MY BOMB LOOK BIG IN THIS?
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Yasmin Sheikh feels torn in the city she used to call home, but Aisha sees a different London to her best friend. When Yasmin suddenly disappears to Syria, Aisha embarks on a mission to uncover the truth and decide whether there is any hope in Yasmin’s new-found world. With fierce wit and disarming honesty, Does My Bomb Look Big in This? cleverly unveils a human story behind the headlines and questions how close or far we are from multicultural harmony.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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16/05/2019 SAROD MAESTROS WITH JENNIFER PIKE - SOUL STRINGS
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Indian maestros Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash represent the 7th generation of a musical lineage, as sons and disciples of the sarod icon, Amjad Ali Khan. They have performed across the globe, from Carnegie Hall to WOMAD festivals, and established themselves as a duo, carrying forward their musical legacy bridging both tradition and contemporary times. For this performance they are joined by former BBC Young Musician of the Year violinist Jennifer Pike, for an evening of music spanning the continents.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
16/05/2019 to 25/05/2019 THE MARVELLOUS WONDERETTES
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

ake a cotton-candied musical trip down memory lane to the 1958 Springfield High School Prom, and meet The Wonderettes: four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts. Featuring over thirty hit songs from the 1950s and 1960s by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Neil Sedaka, Connie Francis and Dusty Springfield, including Stupid Cupid, Son of a Preacher Man, I Only Wanna Be with You, Secret Love, Lipstick on Your Collar, Respect, Rescue Me, Dream Lover and Heatwave and many more!
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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16/05/2019 ASHLEY BLAKER AND IMRAN YUSUF - PROPHET SHARING
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Two great religions. Two great comedians. The descendants of Abraham may have gone their separate ways but now stand-up comedian friends Ashley Blaker and Imran Yusuf – both stars of their own BBC shows – are joining forces in the most-unlikely double-act since Kermit and Miss Piggy (who neither Ashley and Imran can eat!) Originally brought together by a passion for the same football team, the pair are travelling the UK uniting people of every faith and none for an evening of laughter.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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Leisure : Days Out
17/05/2019 to 19/05/2019 SOUTHERN MOTORHOME SHOW

The Southern Motorhome Show will return to Newbury Showground for another weekend of swinging sixties music and entertainment. Perfect for a weekend break or day out, this Berkshire based event offers four nights of superb sixties themed entertainment and an exhibition area packed with over 380 vehicles for sale. Whether you’re looking to make a life changing purchase or pick up the latest accessory, there will be motorhomes, camping accessories and luxury lodges for you to browse whilst at the show.
Newbury Showground, Chieveley RG18 9QZ
MORE INFO: Show Tickets 01778 391123
 
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Leisure : Theatre
17/05/2019 THE ORPHY ROBINSON QUINTET - BOBBY HUTCHERSON PROJECT
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

The renowned USA vibes player Bobby Hutcherson died aged 65 in August 2016 having had a glittering career from the late 1950s. He played with the Who’s Who of jazz icons, recording on Blue Note from 1963 to 1977. Bobby ran the gambit from bebop, via post bop to contemporary and free jazz. In September 2016 Orphy Robinson assembled an octet to pay homage to Bobby Hutcherson, a performance voted by the public the Live Experience of the Year at the April 2017 Jazz FM Awards.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2195
  enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk
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17/05/2019 LOU SANDERS - SHAME PIG
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Gabrielle once sang ‘dreams can come true’ and that’s lovely, but nothing to do with this show. After sell-out, critically acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London, with both runs extended to meet high demand, Lou Sanders is back with a national tour. She brings stabby step mothers, alcohol issues and an unusual sexual encounter in LA with her. This show is all about shame. Sanders has met some pigs – and been a mucky little pig herself – and now she’s rolling around in her own filth for your delight.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
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17/05/2019 STRANGE FACE - ADVENTURES WITH A LOST NICK DRAKE RECORDING
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Michael Burdett discovered the recording in a skip in the 1970s. Thirty years later he shared it in an extraordinary way. Travelling all over the UK, he stopped strangers and photographed them listening to the track on headphones. Along with the tattoo artists, mountaineers, nurses and shopkeepers, he bumped into many famous faces, including Martin Freeman, Ross Noble, Fearne Cotton, Noel Fielding, Billy Bragg and Sir Tom Stoppard. A quirky, funny and poignant award-winning solo show. The Times newspaper’s top pick of the Edinburgh Fringe two years running. You don’t need to know anything about Nick Drake to warm to this show. It’s a celebration of music, photography, life, coincidences and the legacy of one of the most influential singer songwriters of the last fifty years. A truly compelling experience that will make you laugh and cry.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
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17/05/2019 CHRIS McCAUSLAND - SPEAKY BLINDER
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

A brand new stand-up show following a stonking set on Live at the Apollo and a sell-out Fringe, one of the UK's top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour. Sunday Times Best of the Edinburgh Fringe 2018. He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command. He'll speaky about all of that, and loads more.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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17/05/2019 JULIAN CLARY - BORN TO MINCE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

In this outrageously camp new show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment. He’ll murder some well-known songs along the way, no doubt, read you a sneak preview from his next memoir A Night at the Lubricant and make withering remarks about punters foolish enough to sit in the front row. You know the kind of thing. It’s the only life he knows. Don’t miss out.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
18/05/2019 to 19/05/2019 UNDER THE SEA SHOW AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

Enter the magical world of the ocean as we take a journey through the wonders of the deep. Discover the creatures that live there and help protect them through different challenges. Can you help to save our seas in this interactive live science show? 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 : Exhibitions
18/05/2019 to 22/05/2019 PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION - OUR STORIES

This is an exhibition devoted to documentary photography, which is often used to chronicle events or environments both significant and relevant to history and historical events as well as everyday life. From photographs of an olive harvest in Palestine documenting a group of people at work on a land in conflict, to pictures of a Xhosa burial ritual in South Africa. Here we showcase a vast cross-section of topics to which the practice of documentary photography is being applied today. OUR STORIES is a touring photographic exhibition created and supported by The Photographic Angle. Please check website prior to attendance for latest information as dates may be subject to change. Disabled visitors are advised to check with us before visiting an exhibition so that suitable access can be provided. Open 10am – 3pm, Free Public Admission. *Please note that this exhibition is taking place in multiple buildings on the Green Park site.
250 and 400 South Oak Way, Greenpark, Reading. RG2 6UE
MORE INFO: Jen Gorman 0800 0287338
  info@thephotographicangle.co.uk
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Leisure : Music
18/05/2019 ALDWORTH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA - SIBELIUS, BRAHMS AND KNIGHT

After their wonderful performance in Saint Laurence Church as part of last month’s AYL Festival, the APO present an evening of Sibelius, Brahms and Knight. They’re joined by violinist Elizaveta Tyun for the Brahms Violin Concerto, and APO Young Composer winner Alice Knight. The evening finishes with Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony.
St Joseph’s College, Upper Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5JT
MORE INFO: Box Office 07800 933314
  boxoffice@aldworthphilharmonic.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
18/05/2019 GYLES BRANDRETH - BREAK A LEG
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

They say all political careers end in tears. In Brandreth’s case it’s tears of laughter as the actor, author, ex-MP, One Show reporter and QI, Have I Got News For You and Countdown star is back on tour with his new show celebrating all things theatrical. Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), Just a Minute regular Gyles delivers a dazzling hour of wit, wisdom, high drama, low comedy, and hilarious name-dropping.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
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18/05/2019 LIVE MUSIC - LOS PACAMINOS
, FEATURING PAUL YOUNG
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Los Pacaminos features Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Mark Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses and Melvin Duffy (the UK’s premier pedal steel player). One of the UK’s most popular Live touring bands, Los Pacaminos play the very best in Tex Mex Border music from The Texas Tornadoes and Ry Cooder to Los Lobos and even Roy Orbsion. This is a Tequila fuelled Tex Mex party night, as each venue becomes the perfect cantina setting for a great night’s rocking with the cactus-sharp, tequila-filled, Stetson-wearing, Magnificent 6 … Los Pacaminos!!!
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
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18/05/2019 INSIDE - WHAT'S COMING OUT OF THE BOX
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Join us on an immersive journey from conception to birth and share a very special experience with your little one. ‘Inside’ is an intimate, interactive show, specifically devised for 1 - 4 year olds, alongside their families. Set in a campsite and inspired by life inside the womb, it features multi-sensory activities, shadow theatre, live soundmaking and object theatre. ‘Inside’ has been devised in consultation with young children, their families and nursery staff.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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18/05/2019 HEN OGLEDD AND CODY NOON
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

A band project comprising Richard Dawson, Rhodri Davies, Dawn Bothwell and Sally Pilkington, Hen Ogledd’s meaning comes from the Welsh name for The Old North. Arriving in Reading to promote the high acclaimed new album 'Mogic', which is Hen Ogledd’s third LP (their first for Weird World), and their most surprising and accessible work yet.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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18/05/2019 CLUB VELOCITY PRESENTS...
 RISING SUN ARTS CENTRE

Club Velocity presents… PINK DIAMOND REVUE - Awesome, Beatsnroll. HARROLAND - Best New Band In Reading. WOLFS - Two piece from Oxford. Left of centre pop music for kids who know their punkrock. Great band alert!
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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19/05/2019 MAGENTA 20th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Award winning progressive rock band Magenta will celebrate 20 years as a band with this unique, not to be missed performance at Arlington Arts, Newbury on May 19th. The band will perform a two hour show, featuring a selection from their back catalogue, including a special extended selection from their 2006 album Home. Along with an expanded live band including orchestral players, the show will feature projections , a specially-designed light show and some visual surprises.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site

19/05/2019 KENNY LYNCH AND FRIENDS - CELEBRATING 70 YEARS IN SHOWBIZ
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

A star-studded cast including Anita Harris, Bobby Davro, Jess Conrad, DonMacleanand The Rat Pack joined by a swinging band, salute the legendary all-round entertainer Kenny Lynch (OBE) as he celebrates his 70thyear in show business. During an amazing and pioneering career, Kenny has worked alongside greats such as The Beatles and Sammy Davis Jnr and forged special friendships both on and off screen with the likes of Jimmy Tarbuck and the late Sir Bruce Forsyth. Although born in the East End of London, Kenny has made Henley his home for many years and tonight friends from stage and screen come to his home town to celebrate a remarkable performer who is quite rightly recognised as a national treasure.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
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19/05/2019 BILL BAILEY - LARKS IN TRANSIT
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Due to popular demand and the success of his 2018 shows, Bill Bailey is back with Larks in Transit! Larks in Transit is a compendium of travellers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald, and a re-imagines The Stars and Stripes.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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19/05/2019 AIDAN O'ROURKE AND KIT DOWNES
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Multiple BBC Folk Award winner and founding member of Lau, Kan and Blazin’ Fiddles, Aidan O'Rourke spent a year writing daily musical responses to James Robertson’s short story collection 365: Stories. By the end of the year he had written 365 new tunes, from which he selected 22 to record with Kit Downes on harmonium and piano.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

19/05/2019 MUSIC NIGHT AT THE MILL - THE PASADENA ROOF ORCHESTRA
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Showing: 19 May Bar open from 6pm to 11pm Dinner served from 6.15pm Performance starts at 8.15pm Including famous tunes such as 'Puttin on the Ritz, Sweet Georgia Brown, The Lullaby of Broadway as well as hot numbers from the 20s such as Duke Ellington's Black and Tan Fantasy and Truckin'. This show is far from a history lesson as audiences can testify. There is a liberal dose of British humour in its presenation too!
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
  Event Web Site

19/05/2019 MENOPAUSE - THE MUSICAL
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Starring Cheryl Fergison (EastEnders), Maureen Nolan (The Nolans), Rebecca Wheatley (Casualty) and Katherine Lynch. Menopause the Musical is heading out on another UK wide tour. This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack of innuendo-laden versions of 60s, 70s and 80s pop classics. An all-singing, all-dancing comedy set in a department store, where four women with seemingly nothing in common, meet by chance and make fun of their woeful lives experiencing The Change.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
19/05/2019 SUNDAY ASSEMBLY READING - NEURODIVERSITY

To ask the question What is it to be human? ignores the potential for there to be many ways to be human. Most now understand that it serves no purpose to categories and limit people on arbitrary attributes such as race, gender or sexuality. Where special considerations are required then it is better to embrace those needs than to cause disadvantage. It is better to design a society that recognises that we all live within a spectrum of abilities rather than defining what is ‘normal’ and excluding those who fall outside of that artificial category. Neurodiversity is an understanding that the sweep of mental abilities is not uniform across humans and those who exhibit Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyscalculia, Autistic Spectrum, Tourette Syndrome or others variations are displaying normal human behaviours from a normal human mind. Those traits define those individuals and to disregard them is to diminish their humanity. This month we welcome longtime Sunday Assembly member, Abi Morecock, who is Insights Director at Irrational Agency, a behavioural insight consultancy. Abi will be talking on the importance and value of recognising Neurodiversity. As always there will be silly games, sharing, socialising, and singing along with The Word of Bob. After the Assembly, we will either go for a picnic or to Brewdog depending on the weather.
Reading Irish Centre, 96-104 Chatham Street, Reading RG1 7HT
MORE INFO: Lynda Chater 07986 172035
  info@sundayassemblyreading.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
20/05/2019 BURN THE FLOOR - WITH KEVIN CLIFTON
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

In the past two decades Burn the Floor has revolutionised Ballroom style. Combining jaw-dropping choreography and ground-breaking moves, Burn the Floor brings their famous, infectious and rebellious energy to the stage every single night in the UK, starring Strictly Come Dancing favourite Kevin Clifton, and the new Italian heartthrob, Graziano Di Prima. From seriously romantic Waltz, to a futuristic Foxtrot, the passion of the Tango and Paso Doble cut right through, you will revel in the emotional power of the Cha Cha, the Samba and Jive, and be left breathless by the smoking, irresistible Rumba.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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20/05/2019 LUNCHTIME ORGAN RECITAL - ERIC TYSON
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Programme to include music by John Stanley, Alfred Hollins, William Wolstenholme and Louis Vierne. The Concert Hall presents a series of lunchtime organ recitals by locally and nationally renowned organists. All recitals last approximately 45 minutes.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
20/05/2019 to 22/05/2019 ANTHONY HOROWITZ - MINDGAME
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Following a West End run, the mind bending psychological thriller Mindgame will be coming to The Haymarket. Mark Styler, a writer of glossy ‘true crime’ paperbacks, has no idea what he’s walking into when he tries to get an interview with Easterman, a notorious serial killer. First he has to get past Dr Farquhar, the quixotic head of Fairfields – the asylum where Easterman is kept. But soon he discovers that nothing is what it seems. Who is the mysterious Borson? Where did he get the meat in the fridge? And why isn’t the skeleton in the closet?
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
21/05/2019 THE TUESDAY PARKLAND RUN AT BASILDON PARK
 BASILDON PARK (NATIONAL TRUST)

Put your running shoes on every Tuesday to join our volunteers on a run around the park and woodland trails. Every Tuesday some of our volunteers will be leading a run along the trails at Basildon Park. The run will usually be between 8-10km and last about an hour, so we recommend this for runners with some ability only. This is a great way to see the park in all it's beauty whilst keeping fit and being active. Booking Not Needed.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 01491 672920
  basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
21/05/2019 RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC - 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2019 with its 'Anniversary Tour’, a brand new show celebrating 50 years of the very best of Fleetwood Mac, including a very special blues set paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac's legendary Peter Green era. Channeling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offers a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved groups of all time.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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21/05/2019 OPEN AIR THEATRE - MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Expect riotous amounts of energy and a great deal of laughter in this bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. A group of soldiers return from the war to a household in Messina, causing the kindling of new love interests and the re-kindling of old rivalries. There’s plotting, frivolity and cross-dressing a plenty. The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards, pedals from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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21/05/2019 AN ELEPHANT IN THE GARDEN
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

1945. Dresden, Germany. Lizzie, her mother and an elephant from the zoo, flee the Allied fire-bombing at the end of the Second World War. Escaping the Allies’ from the West, and the Russians from the East, this extraordinary trio of refugees meet: an RAF officer who has bailed out of his aeroplane; a homeless school choir on the run from the Nazis; and the American army-tanks, appearing over the horizon. Morpurgo’s moving story resonates with the plight of refugees and displaced people fleeing wars around the world today. An Elephant in the Garden is adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling children’s novel by the creators of the 5 star Morpurgo hit Private Peaceful.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

21/05/2019 BUDAPEST CAFE ORCHESTRA
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick, The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia. Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads – such as the theme to Schindler’s List and Andy Statman’s beautiful Flatbush Waltz – are all featured. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires – plus a few surprises along the way – hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship, a show by the BCO is good enough to make you want to book that holiday down the Danube! Like the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain the Budapest Café Orchestra have won legions of fans through their infectious performances.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Arts
22/05/2019 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
22/05/2019 CRUISE ON THE BASINGSTOKE CANAL

Approximately 2½ hour return trip on the John Pinkerton II canal boat through beautiful Hampshire countryside. Watch the wildlife and learn about the history of the Canal and local area. Includes a stop at historic Odiham (King John's) Castle. Licensed bar and toilet. Hot and cold drinks and snacks available. All trips are crewed by trained volunteer members of the Basingstoke Canal Society, the skipper is certified by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Proceeds benefit the Society, which works to safeguard the Canal for the future.
Departs from Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham RG29 1AL
MORE INFO: Trip Bookings 01256 765889
  jpbookings@basingstoke-canal.org.uk
  Event Web Site

22/05/2019 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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22/05/2019 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
  Event Web Site

22/05/2019 to 27/05/2019 OPEN STUDIOS - AT SANDHAM MEMORIAL CHAPEL

Come and see 10 different local artists' work all part of West Berkshire Open Studios in this very special setting. Talk to the artists about their creations, see what has inspired them and perhaps buy something special too. Open Studios@Sandham is an exciting opportunity for you to not only see a diverse and eclectic mix of work including ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, textiles and works in wood but speak to the artists and maybe treat yourself or find a gift too. Whilst here you can enjoy our beautiful garden of reflection and wildflower meadow. You will also be able to enter the Chapel ( usual admission applies) to see the iconic paintings of Stanley Spencer. Booking Not Needed.
Sandham Memorial Chapel, Harts Lane, Burghclere, near Newbury RG20 9JT
MORE INFO: Event Enquiries 01635 278394
  enquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Museums
22/05/2019 TALES FOR TOTS - STORY TIME FOR UNDER 5's
 READING MUSEUM

Drop in - free of charge - and bring your under-5's to catch a story or two using objects from the museum collection. 10.30am to 11.30am

Reading Museum, Old Town Hall, Blagrave Street
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 939 9800
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
22/05/2019 RUSSELL KANE - THE FAST AND THE CURIOUS
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

He’s back. The keenly-awaited brand new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell’ s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life - once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done. Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known for BBC Three’s Stupid Man, Smart Phone and the host of three series of BBC Three‘s Live At The Electric. Other TV appearances include BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, BBC Three’s Unzipped, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here Now.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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22/05/2019 ASBURY PARK - RIOT, REDEMPTION, ROCK 'N ROLL
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

A once storied seaside resort, Asbury Park erupted in flames during a summer of civil unrest, crippling the town for the next 45 years and reducing it to a state of urban blight. The riot destroyed the fabled Westside jazz and blues scene, but from the flames of the burning city emerged the iconic Jersey sound. Asbury sons Steven Van Zandt, Southside Johnny Lyon and Bruce Springsteen return to the legendary Upstage, the psychedelic after hours club where they got their start.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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22/05/2019 CHILDREN'S STORY TIME AT THE MILL
 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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22/05/2019 YOUNG MUSICIANS LUNCHTIME RECITAL - FIGO
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Join Figo as they explore the impact of virtuosic Italian masters of their English counterparts, particularly those working in London. They will look at the influence and legacy of the ‘Italian greats’ from the 17th and 18th centuries and how they helped shape the English compositional style, hearing music from three of England’s most significant baroque composers. Today’s recital will include a selection of works by Purcell, Corelli, Boyce and Vivaldi.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
23/05/2019 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
23/05/2019 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
23/05/2019 RHOD GILBERT - THE BOOK OF JOHN
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

It has been a while, but the multi-award winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show. In a six year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod. Almost all of it s**t. And just when he thought he’d hit rock bottom, he met a bloke... called John. This show sees Rhod as funny as ever, but like never before. Raw, personal and brutally honest; no more lies, no more nonsense.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

23/05/2019 SHALAMAR - THE GREATEST HITS TOUR
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

As Shalamar, Howard Hewitt and Jeffrey Daniel sold over 25 million records worldwide and collected no less than 100 gold, silver and platinum awards. Howard and Jeffrey, together with Carolyn Griffey – the daughter of Solar Records founder Dick Griffey, bring an exciting blend of funk, disco and soul to every live show. One of the most powerful and energetic acts on the circuit today. As noted in the British Hit Singles & Albums, Shalamar were regarded as fashion icons and trendsetters, and helped to introduce 'body-popping' to the United Kingdom. Jeffrey Daniel brought street dance to the UK – he is noted as the dance mentor for Michael Jackson and the man that taught him the moonwalk.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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23/05/2019 COMEDY - STEVE BUGEJA AND RAY BADRAN
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Steve Bugeja was crowned the BBC Radio New Comedy Award winner in 2013. As seen on ITV2’s Love Island Aftersun and Comedy Central’s Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central. Ray Badran is an Australian stand-up comedian and writer. Currently based in London, he’s a regular at comedy rooms and festivals across the UK.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
  Event Web Site

23/05/2019 SWINGING AT THE COTTON CLUB
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Take a step back into 1920s & 30s New York City and through the doors of Harlem’s hottest nightclub, ‘The Cotton Club’. Performances by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller would have had the club swinging – whilst dancers such as Bojangles Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers lit-up the stage with their breathtaking routines. In this action-packed show, the exhilarating dance and music of the Cotton Club is recreated by the fabulous Lindy Hop Dance Company, alongside The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, featuring American vocalist Marlene Hill and compere/vocalist Megs Etherington.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

23/05/2019 to 25/05/2019 MURDER AT DEEM HOUSE - TRIANGLE PLAYERS

This is an exciting Murder Mystery thriller, written by Sam Bate, and performed by the Triangle Players. Curtain up at 7.30pm.
Methodist Church Hall, School Rd, Tilehurst RG31 5AN
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 942 7431
  triangleplayers@live.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
24/05/2019 FRIDAY WALKS AT BASILDON PARK

Find out more about the parkland that surrounds Basildon Park mansion from our knowledgaeable team of volunteers and rangers a they take you on a guided walk of the park. Join our volunteers and rangers for a walk around Basildon Park. A refreshing way to take in the park, whilst learning about the steps we take to protect the parkland and its wildlife inhabitants. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages. A National Trust Event - Gates open 10am.
Basildon Park Lower Basildon Reading RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: The Administrator 01491 672920
  basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
24/05/2019 MARK WATSON - THE INFINITE SHOW
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on 'Taskmaster', half-killed on 'Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island', Watson returns to what he's best at: being indoors. Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people: why can't we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK's most beloved and thinnest acts offers some.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

24/05/2019 LIVE MUSIC - CATRIN FINCH AND SECKOU KEITA
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita - delivers a stunning exhibition of musicianship. Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, Catrin and Seckou have built a formidable reputation for extraordinary performances.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

24/05/2019 BILAL ZAFAR - LOVEBOTS
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Best Newcomer nominee 2016 and Hackney Empire New Act of the Year winner is back with a brand new show. Social media has been taken over by bots spreading hate, fear and influencing how we vote. In Lovebots, Bilal has made his own bots to fight back, except these bots only want to spread love and compassion.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
  Event Web Site

24/05/2019 THE SUPERTONICS BIG BAND SUMMER CONCERT
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

The Supertonics (with guest vocalist) play an entertaining mix of popular swing music (Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington) and American songbook jazz classics, plus music from musicals and the movies, even some rock & roll. The band has been playing at South Hill Park and across the region for many years. They are passionate about performing an enjoyable high-energy show. Book early as the band has a strong following, and shows always sell out quickly.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484 123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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24/05/2019 LIVE MUSIC - SAMANTHA CRAWFORD
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Samantha Crawford was awarded the Golden Medal with Honours at the 2017 Berliner International Music Competition, the NSW Wagner Society Emerging Singers Award and the Tait Trust Julian Baring Award. In 2016 she won First Prize at the Wagner Society Singing Competition. She is joined here by pianist, Gavin Roberts, they have performed frequently together since meeting during their studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where Gavin is now a Professor.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
  Event Web Site

24/05/2019 A TRIBUTE TO BENNY GOODMAN
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Award-winning clarinettist Julian Bliss will bring The Julian Bliss Septet to the Festival, to take you on a trip through some of the great tunes of the swing era, focusing on the work of the great Benny Goodman. Like Julian, Goodman began playing the clarinet from a young age and was performing on stage by the age of twelve. Performing some of Benny Goodman’s best-known tunes, Julian will talk you through the music, sharing anecdotes and stories about Goodman’s life with a characteristic dose of tongue-in-cheek humour. Expect favourites such as: Lady Be Good (Rifftide), Georgia Brown, Sing Sing Sing, Don’t be that Way, Stompin’ at the Savoy and Memories of You.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
25/05/2019 to 26/05/2019 RIVER CRUISES AT CLIVEDEN
 CLIVEDEN (NATIONAL TRUST)

Fancy a punt on the River Thames' Our selection of boating options offer the perfect opportunity to enjoy the river. Choose from hiring your own rowing or motor boat, or relax on a skippered river cruise. There are two skippered cruises to choose from. Smooth waters runs at 11, 12, 1.10, 2.10, 3.10 and costs 11.50 per adult and child. Still Waters runs at 11.30, 12.30 1.45, 2.45, 3.45 and tickets are 11.50 per adult and 6 per child. If you'd prefer to go at your own pace, you can choose to hire a self-drive boat. Boat hire is from 11.30-4 and prices start from 17, which can only be paid with cash at the riverside. A deposit of 30 for rowing or 35 for motor boats is taken. Booking Essential.
Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead SL1 8NS
MORE INFO: Estate office 01628 605069
  cliveden@nationaltrust.org.uk
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25/05/2019 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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Leisure : Entertainment
25/05/2019 to 26/05/2019 RED SKY FESTIVAL

Red Sky Festival, Berkshire's family festival, is returning for its second year in 2019, over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, with camping available from Friday 24th until Monday 27th. A weekend of awesome non-stop music and family fun, including music for everyone, a silent disco, activities for all the family, boutique concessions and a licensed bar. For line-up announcements follow us on Facebook or sign up to our mailing list on our website. Terms and conditions apply - subject to licence. For more information, visit the website, Facebook Page or Twitter Feed.
Padworth Lane, Padworth RG7 4HS
MORE INFO: Rachel Forster 07789 502440
  rachel.forster@quintetevents.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Museums
25/05/2019 BAYEUX TAPESTRY TOUR AT READING MUSEUM
 READING MUSEUM

Enjoy a guided tour of the famous full-size replica of the magnificent Bayeux Tapestry. No need to book - entry is free.

Reading Museum and Town Hall, Reading RG1 1QH

MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
  Event Web Site

25/05/2019 READING MUSEUM GALLERY TOUR
 READING MUSEUM

Want to know more about Reading Abbey and its impact on the town? Join our trained volunteer guides for an updated tour that includes more on the Abbey Quarter’s history. Hear about our exciting plans to transform the area into a unique historical and cultural destination. This is followed by an introductory tour around the museum’s galleries taking in a selection of fascinating objects on display. Why not stay for lunch and enjoy the Bayeux Tapestry tour at 2.15pm?

Reading Museum and Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
25/05/2019 DR JOHN COOPER CLARKE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. Today, John is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. His influence can be heard within the keen social observations of the Arctic Monkeys and Plan B. These collaborations mean that John has been involved in two recent global number one albums - with The Arctic Monkeys putting one of John's best loved poems, I Wanna Be Yours, to music on their critically acclaimed A:M album.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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25/05/2019 TUNDE JEGEDE NEW WORLDS TOUR - VISIONS OF A TRAVELLER
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

A concert that follows the journey of two legendary travellers; DH Lawrence in Mexico and Ibn Battuta in Medieval Africa. Featuring multimedia visuals, the concert is a journey through time from the Pre-Columbian music of South America to the medieval Malian Royal Court music of the griots and the kora. Tunde Jegede and Rafael Guel are two of the most established artists in their distinct traditions. Together they combine to find a new, common musical language of transcendence.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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25/05/2019 THE PASADENA ROOF ORCHESTRA - 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

With an unparalleled reputation across the UK, Europe and beyond, for 50 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra have been re-creating the sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920s and 1930s to widespread acclaim. Enjoy beautifully arranged songs from Irving Berlin, Ray Noble, Cole Porter and their contemporaries, and re-live the electrifying hot jazz from Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington. Presenting the show, and putting on the top hat and tails, is the suave singer and band leader Duncan Galloway.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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25/05/2019 WELCOME TO THEBES
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

The graduating actors’ company at READ College return for their 2019 Showcase and are delighted to announce the return of Guest Director Anna Simpson – artistic director of Quintessance Theatre Company and director of our hugely popular 2015 Showcase, Spring Awakening. READ College is the UK’s leading Performing Arts Foundation College, with patrons including Dame Judi Dench and Craig Revel Horwood. See our graduating company in action here first!
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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25/05/2019 THE SUPERSONIC 70s SHOW
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

A show GLAM packed with all those incredible hits from the greatest musical decade of them all… the 70s! From the towering might of Queen & ELO, the ‘pin-up pop’ of David Cassidy & Donny Osmond and the foot stompin’ sounds of Sweet & T.Rex, to classics by The Carpenters & 10cc – the band even add a touch of ‘Grease’ and the Eurovision Song Contest.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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25/05/2019 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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25/05/2019 to 26/05/2019 STUBBINGS HOUSE GARDEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - FOR NGS CHARITY

Parkland garden accessed via adjacent retail nursery. Set around C18 house (not open), home to Queen Wilhelmina of Netherlands in WW2. Large lawn with ha-ha and woodland walks. Notable trees incl historic cedars and araucaria. March brings an abundance of daffodils and in May a 60 metre wall of wisteria. Attractions include a C18 icehouse and access to adjacent NT woodland.
Stubbings House, Maidenhead SL6 6QL
MORE INFO: Mr and Mrs D. Good 01628 825454
  info@stubbingsgroup.com
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25/05/2019 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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25/05/2019 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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25/05/2019 WALLINGFORD HISTORIC GUIDED WALKS

You can now join a Guided Historic Town Walk on any Saturday morning, from the end-March until the end-September starting from beneath the Town Hall at 11.00am. Walks last 1 - 2 hours and cost £5 per head, as a donation to support Wallingford Museum. These are general walks covering the rich history of our town, but also touching on the links with Agatha Christie and 'Midsomer Murders'. They will appeal to residents and visitors alike. There’s no need to book, just turn up at the Town Hall undercroft at 11.00am on any Saturday from 31 March until 29 Sept.

From Wallingford Town Hall OX10 0EG
MORE INFO: Philip Burton 01491 836200
  pburton6@talktalk.net
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Leisure : Days Out
27/05/2019 READING COMMUNITY CARNIVAL

Floats, dancers and performers will celebrate Caribbean culture in one of Reading's biggest street processions of the year. The procession begins in Hodsoll Road near the town centre, at midday. The route will make its way along Great Knolly's Street, Bedford Road, Oxford Road, Grovelands Road, Water Road and Tilehurst Road before coming to a stop at the park in Tilehurst, Berkshire. Everyone is welcome to get involved in the free event which is celebrating its 41st anniversary. Prospect Park will be open from midday.
Prospect Park, Reading RG30 2ND
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Leisure : Theatre
27/05/2019 TREASURE ISLAND
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Children’s TV stars Callum Donnelly and JezO (from popular hit CBBC’s and CBeebies shows such as ‘Justin's House’,‘SPOTBOTS’ and ‘The Slammer’) invite fun-seekers to come aboard as they set sail for ‘Treasure Island’! This hilarious duo along with a few other supporting surprises are setting sail during the half term school holidays 2019 so prepare yourself for a very funny, big, bright and breezy swashbuckling time on the high seas! This laugh a minute show is jam-packed with shanty’s, cheering, booing, puppets, lots of colourful costumes, slapstick comedy and maybe even a monkey and a mermaid or two!
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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Sport : Horse Racing
27/05/2019 FAMILY FUN RACEDAY AT ROYAL WINDSOR

It's time for another Family Fun Day at Royal Windsor Racecourse! Get ready for our 3rd Family Fun Day of 2019, busting with unlimited family fun and thrills! Visit the racecourse of fun this bank holiday and you won’t be disappointed. There will be exhilarating races throughout the day for everyone to enjoy and a host of FREE… yes FREE entertainment, including the UK's largest dodgems!
Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, Windsor SL4 5JJ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01753 498400
  office@windsor-racecourse.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
28/05/2019 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN - SINGALONG
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Singalonga Productions, producers of Singalonga Sound of Music and Singalonga Grease brings you their newest show, the smash hit film musical that everyone can’t stop singing - The Greatest Showman! Cheer on Hugh Jackman, lust after Zach Efron and hiss Rebecca Ferguson (…or maybe not) as you experience The Greatest Showman in the greatest way possible - with lyrics on the screen so you can join in as loud and proud as you want.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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28/05/2019 FROGMORE HOUSE GARDEN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - FOR CHARITY

The private royal garden at Frogmore House on the Crown Estate at Windsor. This landscaped garden set in 30 acres with notable trees, lawns, flowering shrubs and C18 lake, is rich in history. It is largely the creation of Queen Charlotte, who in the 1790s introduced over 4,000 trees and shrubs to create a model picturesque landscape. The historic plantings, incl tulip trees and redwoods, along with Queen Victoria's Tea House, remain key features of the garden today. Tuesday June 2 in aid of the NGHS Charity - Wednesday June 3 for the NSPCC.
Frogmore House Garden, Windsor SL4 1LB
MORE INFO: Open Garden Enquiry 01483 211535
 
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Leisure : Theatre
29/05/2019 CROONERS
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

This modern world does not always seem the place for men of style and vigour. Men with a penchant for sentiment, romance and charm. Men who own tap shoes. Crooners follow the story of three very British gentlemen who exhume the characteristics of a crooner; suave, self-assured, stylish, as they defend the role of a crooner in our modern world. By the very same nature, it is not always obvious that these characteristics are adopted quite so well by the quintessentially British. Cue a splendiferous injection of British comedy. Tongue firmly in cheek. And an Outrageous injection of Big Band Swing.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
30/05/2019 SWAN LAKE
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

Swan Lake remains as one of the most enduring, moving and irreplaceable classical ballets due to its fantastical plot filled with romance, sorcery, and betrayal. Join Ballet Theatre UK with their spectacular new production of this timeless classic. This immortal tale tells of a princess held captive as a swan by the spell of an evil magician, a spell that can only be broken if a prince swears true love to her.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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31/05/2019 THE BIRTH OF ROCK N' ROLL
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

The Birth of Rock N' Roll is a hilarious and irreverent show featuring the UK's leading vintage band, The Runaround Kids. It tells of the struggles of young musicians trying to make it as rock stars in a world that has left them behind. Including hits from Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, The Beatles, Chuck Berry and, not forgetting the king himself, Elvis. The Birth Of Rock N' Roll is a fresh feel-good romp which will leave audiences laughing, dancing and crying out for more.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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Leisure : Markets
01/06/2019 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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Leisure : Theatre
01/06/2019 DEREK ACORAH - THE ETERNAL LIFE TOUR
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

2019 sees Britain’s best-loved and most entertaining medium take to the stage across the UK and Europe with his all-new ‘The Eternal Life’ Tour. Derek is something of a phenomenon. A truly modern medium whose appeal crosses the generations to young and old alike, he remains the forerunner in the field of paranormal and spiritual matters. An unusually engaging and entertaining character for his genre, he is regularly recruited to appear in many an entertainment show. TV programmes such as Through The Keyhole, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Juice and Big Brother. Online concepts and commercials for TalkTalk amongst others, a guest appearance in a promotional video with world-renowned Rapper Redzz, plus regular and hilarious send-ups of himself with ‘Dead Certs’ for Paddy Power, just continue to add to his legion of fans.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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01/06/2019 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
02/06/2019 FARLEY HILL PLACE GARDEN OPEN - IN AID OF NGS CHARITY

A four-acre, C18 cottage garden. One-and-a-half acre walled garden with yr-round interest and colour. Well stocked herbaceous borders, large productive vegetable areas with new herb garden, dahlia and cutting flower beds. Victorian glasshouse recently renovated and small nursery. Plants, lovely cut flowers and produce for sale.
FArley Hill Place, Church Road, Farley Hill, Reading RG7 1TZ
MORE INFO: Tony or Margaret Finch 0118 976 2544
  tony.finch7@btinternet.com
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02/06/2019 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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02/06/2019 STOCKCROSS HOUSE GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

A lovely 2 acre garden set around a Grade II Listed former Vicarage (not open) with an emphasis on plant partnerships, colour combinations and naturalistic planting. Long wisteria and clematis covered pergola, reflecting pool with folly, cascade with pond and duck house, rich variety of roses, vegetable and cutting garden. Sculptural elements by local artists. 11am to 5pm.
Sockcross House, Church Road, Stockcross, Nr Newbury RG20 8LP
MORE INFO: Open Day Enquiries 07765 674863
 
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Leisure : Music
02/06/2019 FORBURY GARDENS BANDSTAND - THIS WEEK, SPRING GARDENS BAND

Make most of a sunny summer’s afternoon and relax and enjoy some wonderful live music in the beautiful surroundings of the Forbury Gardens. Usually 3pm to 4.30 - and free.

Forbury Gardens, Reading Town Centre
MORE INFO: Bandstand Organiser 0118 937 2771
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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02/06/2019 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: Market Enquiries 01235 227266
  info@tvfm.org.uk
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05/06/2019 MALVERLEYS GARDEN OPEN IN AID OF NGS CHARITY

10 acres of dynamic gardens which have been developed over the last 5 yrs to include magnificent mixed borders and a series of contrasting yew hedged rooms, hosting flame borders, a cool garden and a pond garden. A vegetable garden with striking fruit cages sit within a walled garden, also encompassing a white garden. Meadows open out to views over the parkland.
Malverleys, East End, Newbury RG20 0AA
MORE INFO: Open Garden Enquiries 01483 211535
  ngs.org.uk/shop-online.aspx
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06/06/2019 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
07/06/2019 THE ROY ORBISON STORY - IN CONCERT
 CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Get ready for an upbeat night of solid gold hits commemorating the musical legacy of The Big O and his friends. The one and only Barry Steele is set to put the rock back into ‘Roy Orbison’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend. Barry is joined on stage by the sensational guest pianist Boogie Williams as they present original material written but never sung by Roy Orbison and showcase elements of the symphonic orchestration first heard on the Hologram tour. This production also features chart busting hits originally made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis, Procol Harum and ELO and culminates in a stunningly brilliant accolade as the whole cast comes together to pay homage to the original super group ‘The Traveling Wilburys’.
Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury RG14 5BD
MORE INFO: Box Office 0845 5218 218
  boxoffice@cornexchangenew.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
08/06/2019 ETON COLLEGE GARDENS OPEN TO PUBLIC FOR NGS CHARITY

A rare chance to visit a group of central College gardens surrounded by historic school buildings, including Luxmoore's garden on a small island in the Thames reached across two attractive bridges. Also an opportunity to explore the fascinating Eton College Natural History Museum and a small group of other private gardens.
Eton College, Windsor SL4 6EH
MORE INFO: Open Garden Enquiries 01753 370100
 
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08/06/2019 T&CVA ENGLISH WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL

The Thames and Chilterns Vineyards Association are hosting an English Wine & Food Festival from 11am-5pm on Saturday 8th June 2019. Meet winemakers and growers, wine tastings, vineyard walk. Also hot food, a pay bar and local artisan food and craft suppliers. Entry £2 (children free). Wine tasting tickets £10 for 10 tastings. Tickets and more info on website below.
Brightwell Vineyard, Shillingford Road, Wallingford, OX10 8LJ
MORE INFO: Denise Santilli 07721 744020
  denise.santilli@outlook.com
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Leisure : Entertainment
08/06/2019 A CURSE OF THE JUNGLE - MURDER MYSTERY TREASURE HUNT

A Curse Of The Jungle is an all-new 3 hour live-action Murder Mystery Treasure Hunt that sends teams of intrepid detectives racing round Reading to catch a jungle killer against the clock. Keeping their wits about them, players must hunt down hidden evidence and crack cryptic clues to discover ‘Who Killed Hunter Fortune’. The game centres on the murder of world-famous explorer, Hunter Fortune, who had just returned from an expedition deep in the heart of the Honduran jungle. He claimed to have discovered the legendary Lost City of the Monkey God - but someone stopped his heart for good. The question is: who killed him? With clever technological clues, mysterious statues and a handful of ancient relics, A Curse Of The Jungle combines the very best bits of Indiana Jones, Jason Bourne and Sherlock Holmes! The whole town becomes the set for this real-life whodunnit, which fuses live-action, escape-room style puzzles, a scavenger hunt and actors with a murder mystery, as players must crack cryptic clues using their smartphones, converse with suspicious characters and unearth evidence hidden all around the town, in partnership with local businesses and iconic Reading locations. But they’ve got to be fast - the clock’s ticking! Detectives are encouraged to grab their fedoras and assemble a top team of intrepid explorers. A Curse Of The Jungle runs at 12pm and 3pm on Sat 8th June, Sat 15th June and Sat 22nd June. Follow us on social media using the hashtag #WhoKilledHunterFortune
Forbury Gardens, Reading
MORE INFO: A Curse Of The Jungle
  help@acurseofthejungle.com
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08/06/2019 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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Sport : Football
08/06/2019 READING FC FORMER PLAYERS' ASSOCIATION EAMONN DOLAN 5-A-SIDE TOURNAMENT

The Association's annual charity tournament returns for another year to the 3G pitches at Woodford Park on Woodley carnival day, Saturday 8 June 2019. This season we are delighted to name our tournament in honour of Eamonn Dolan, Reading FC's former academy manager. Our tournament is open to a maximum of 12 teams, and each team will have plenty of games, regardless of performance, as we will be running a consolation plate competition. To add to the excitement the tournament winners will have the opportunity to play a team of Former Reading FC Players at the end of the tournament in the carnival main arena. Previous tournaments have seen Ibrahima Sonko, Kevin Watson, Brian Howard and Martin Williams play in our Former Players 5-a-side team, so expect an entertaining game to wrap up the afternoon.
Woodford Park Leisure Centre, Woodley RG5 4JB
MORE INFO: Fives Enquiries 07768 904338
  david@readingfcformerplayers.co.uk
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Leisure : Charity
09/06/2019 5K OF FOAMY FAMILY FUN!

Take part in this fantastic frothy 5k family fun run on 9 June in Reading. With entry open to all ages, it’s up to you whether you walk, run, or even toddle the family, buggy friendly route through multi-coloured bubbles up to four feet high. Stay on afterwards to enjoy bubbly activities in our event village for a great morning of foamy fun. Raising money for your local children’s hospice Helen and Douglas House. See website below.
Liebenrood Rd, Reading RG30 2ND
MORE INFO: Janet Carruzzo 01865 799166
  jcarruzo@helenanddouglas.oorg.uk
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09/06/2019 CHIEVELEY MANOR GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

Large garden surrounding listed house (not open) in the heart of Chieveley village. Attractive setting with fine views over stud farm. Walled garden containing lovely borders, shrubs and rose garden, evolving every year. Box parterre filled with alliums, white geraniums and lavender. Many viticella clematis growing through shrubs. 2pm to 5pm.
Chieveley Manor, Nr Newbury RG20 8UT
MORE INFO: Mr & Mrs C J Spence
 
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Sport : Horse Racing
13/06/2019 JUNE AFTERNOON RACING AT NEWBURY

Begin the summer of 2019 at Newbury with a bang as we bring you some top-quality midweek Flat racing in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Take the chance to try out our Brasserie restaurant before racing – it offers a fresh, seasonal menu in a more casual setting with no pre-booking required.
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015
  info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk
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14/06/2019 to 15/06/2019 ST TIMOTHEE GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

Join us for a talk and discussion on ‘The Winter Garden’, covering key elements that make the garden at St Timothee shine through the darkest months. The talk will take place indoors at St Timothee. It will be followed by a Q&A session and then culminate with a walk around the garden at St Timothee to see how the ideas discussed are brought to life. Arrival from 10.15am for a 10.30am start. Please bring appropriate shoes/coats. This unique event is £15 per person to include tea/coffee and homemade cake on arrival.
St Timothee, Maidenhead SL6 6PA
MORE INFO: Sarah and Sal Pajwani 07976 892667
  pajwanisarah@gmail.com
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Leisure : Days Out
15/06/2019 READING WATER FEST

Visitors to this year's celebration of canal life will be treated to children's activities, craft and charity stalls as well as boat parades and a boat tug of war. We will once again be extending the event into the newly restored Abbey Ruins and Forbury Gardens where traditional music and dance will be complemented by a feast of folk-inspired acts.
pin Forbury Gardens Between the Forbury and the Forbury Rd, Reading RG1 1
MORE INFO: Water Fest Enquiries 0118 937 2771
 
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Leisure : Entertainment
15/06/2019 MURDER IN THE LIBRARY

We have put together a fantastic ‘Murder in the Library’ day of author talks, local history and children’s events. Terry’s Reading Crime Walk. Starting point Three Guineas at Reading Station. Pre-booking essential. £5 per ticket10.15 – 11.15am: Reading Gaol by Mark Stevens. £5 per ticket12pm – 1pm: Things in Jars – Costa winning author Jess Kidd talks about her latest book. £5 per ticket2pm – 3pm: Getting into Crime Writing with Deborah O’Connor & Kate Helm. £5 per ticketChildren’s Events 11am – 12.30pm: Crime and Punishment interactive children’s workshop. £4 per child (accompanying adults free). Suitable for ages 8-11. No younger siblings. 1pm – 2.30pm: Crime and Punishment interactive children’s workshop. £4 per child (accompanying adults free). Suitable for ages 8-11. No younger siblings. ALL DAY: Children’s Activity - Can you solve our Hangman Puzzle? Free event. Tickets available from Reading Central Library or from contacts below.
Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
MORE INFO: Sarah 0118 901 5950
  libraryevents@reading.gov.uk
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