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Leisure : Museums
18/11/2019 to 18/04/2020 ANIMAL WORLD ART JOURNEYS
 READING MUSEUM

Journey through time and around the world in a visual treat of an exhibition where great art meets great craft. See how artists have transformed the animal world into stunning stylised forms such as Peruvian weavings and Javanese batiks. Enjoy the work of artists from as far afield as ancient Egypt or nineteenth century Asia to contemporary Britain. Find images of animals including lobsters and lions, donkeys with dragons, birds beside beasties. Drawn from across the collections of Reading Museum, the Museum of English Rural Life and Reading people, this is a show for families and creative thinkers to explore.
Reading Museum, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1QH
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 0118 937 3400
  mail@readingmuseum.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
30/11/2019 to 08/02/2020 SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Set in Hollywood in the waning days of the silent screen era, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN centres on romantic lead Don Lockwood, his sidekick Cosmo Brown, aspiring actress Kathy Selden, and Lockwood's leading lady Lina Lamont, whose less-than-dulcet vocal tones make her an unlikely candidate for stardom in the transition from silent films to 'talkies'. A brilliant script, show-stopping choreography and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards including Make 'em Laugh, You Are My Lucky Star, Good Mornin' and of course the one that you will all be waiting for…Singin' in the Rain - and yes, there will be real rain!!
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
26/12/2019 to 09/02/2020 ILLUMINATED WOODLAND WALK AT BASILDON PARK
 BASILDON PARK (NATIONAL TRUST)

Stroll through a canopy of thousands of fairy lights on our woodland walk to the mansion. This winter, thousands of winter lights will be illuminating the woodland. Take an afternoon walk up to the mansion and admire the colours of the trees in a new way. It's the perfect place for a photo opportunity. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages. Dogs on leads welcome. A National Trust Event - Start 10:00. End 16:00.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: Events Enquiries 01491 672920
  basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

01/01/2020 to 31/01/2020 WINTER WALKS AT GREYS COURT
 GREYS COURT (NATIONAL TRUST)

Waymarked wanders around our estate before stopping in the tea-room for a warm hearty lunch. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages. Dogs on leads welcome. A National Trust Event - Gates open 10:00. Start 10:00. End 16:00. Free Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply.
Greys Court, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4PG
MORE INFO: Administrator 01491 628529
  greyscourt@nationaltrust.org.uk
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06/01/2020 to 01/03/2020 THE VYNE - 125 YEARS IN THE GARDENS

From a private residence, to a welcome retreat for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, you can learn about the conservation challenges The Vyne's team face and why we sometimes need to keep off the grass. As 2020 marks 125 years of the National Trust, explore The Vynes garden history. Cared for by the trust since 1956, you can learn about the reinstatement of historic features such as the glasshouse in the walled garden. There is also a family version of this trail. Booking Not Needed. A National Trust Event - Gates open 10:00. Start 10:00. End 16:30.
Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke RG24 9HL
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01256 883858
  thevyne@nationaltrust.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
06/01/2020 to 31/12/2020 CURIOUS ABOUT READING? QUIRKY FACT-FINDING WALKS FOR THE CURIOUS

Have fun discovering Reading with two heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy in booklet or instant download format. Are you 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 ones, which combined make Reading a surprising place to explore! You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history and people that have shaped it. Buy in booklet or instant download format (to use on your mobile device or to print at home) and explore in your own time. One booklet is enough for four people of all ages to enjoy. Enter code Press20 at checkout for a 20% discount on spend over £12. Be Curious in 2020!
Riverside Museum, Blake's Lock, Reading RG1 3DH
MORE INFO: Sue Jennings 01159 502151
  sue.jennings@curiousabout.co.uk
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Business to Business :
15/01/2020 WOKINGHAM AND BRACKNELL BUSINESS BISCOTTI NETWORKING EVENT

Wokingham Biscotti meets the last Tuesday of each month at Cantley House Hotel, Milton Road, Wokingham You are invited to the next Wokingham Business Biscotti business networking event starting at 09.30am until 11.30am. Business Biscotti is what networking is all about - meeting and forming business relationships with like-minded people. We like to think we provide an antidote to formal networking.

The Coppid Beech Hotel, John Nike Way, Bracknell RG12 8TF
MORE INFO: Peter Morris 0118 947 5857
  peter@pinewoodassetfinance.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
15/01/2020 to 25/01/2020 THE CAT AND THE CANARY
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

The original country house thriller that inspired three classic movies. When the cat prowls, the flock takes fright … The Cat and the Canary is the fifth production in The Classic Thriller Company series (The Lady Vanishes, The Case of the Frightened Lady, A Judgement in Stone, Rehearsal for Murder). Twenty years after the death of Mr. West, his descendants gather at a remote mansion to learn who will inherit his vast wealth and the hidden family jewels. When the heir is revealed, the heritage hunters turn to prey and a chain of macabre events is set in motion.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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Local Information :
15/01/2020 ST TIMOTHEE GARDEN OPEN FOR NGS CHARITY

Colour themed borders planted for yr-round interest with a wide range of attractive grasses and perennials. Includes a box parterre, wildlife pond, rose terrace, wild areas and mature trees, all set within the 2 acre plot of a 1930s house.
St Timothee, Maidenhead SL6 6PA
MORE INFO: Sarah and Sal Pajwani 07976 892667
  pajwanisarah@gmail.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
16/01/2020 to 25/01/2020 THE WYRD SISTERS
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

The ever-popular (Sir) Terry Pratchett OBE makes a welcome return to the stage at Progress Theatre, in another wonderful adaptation by Stephen Briggs. If you like your comic fantasy turned up to the maximum you will be delighted with this show. The many people who loved our production of Maskerade will be delighted to see the return of those memorable characters, Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, in this tale of witches and royalty, loosely based on Macbeth. Very loosely.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2195
  enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk
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17/01/2020 to 19/01/2020 SCROOGE THE PANTOMIME - SHINFIELD PLAYERS
 SHINFIELD PLAYERS THEATRE

Charles Dickens’ famous story A Christmas Carol is very cleverly converted to a classic Pantomime with all the usual pantomime characters and antics.
Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, Reading RG2 9DF
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 975 8880
 
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17/01/2020 ABBA SENSATION
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Widely considered to be one of the best ever Abba Tribute Acts, they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe. A stunning stage show, which combines costume changes, lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the Abba sound. A great evening’s entertainment is guaranteed for all age ranges. The band love audience participation, so you can sing along, clap or even get up and dance. If however you are ‘too posh’ to join in, then no problem, just rattle your jewellery!
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  KentonTheatre@gmail.com
  Event Web Site

17/01/2020 BURNS NIGHT CEILIDH - AT NORDEN FARM
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Take your partners please for our Burns Night Ceilidh! Join the Craigievar Ceilidh Band in the atmospheric 18th century Long Barn for a sociable evening of music and dancing. Guaranteed to have you stamping, reeling and birling – their on-the-floor caller will guide you through the Dashing White Sergeant, Strip the Willow and other dances. The evening includes a traditional Burns Night supper of haggis, neeps and tatties.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
  Event Web Site

17/01/2020 to 01/02/2020 ROBIN HOOD AND BABES IN THE WOOD - THE SINODUN PLAYERS WALLINGFORD PANTOMIME
 WALLINGFORD CORN EXCHANGE

Sinodun Players proudly present their 72nd annual Pantomime: Robin Hood & Babes in the Wood by Alan P. Frayn.
Corn Exchange, Market Place, Wallingford OX10 0EG
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 825000
  info@cornexchange.org.uk
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18/01/2020 EWARDS CHILVERS - PIANIST AND COMPOSER
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Magical explorations of perspectives on time. Poly-tempo and meta-tempo compositions. Layers of patterns within patterns. Simple impressions floating in subtle complexity. A window to transcendence.
South Hill Arts, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Local Information :
18/01/2020 TRACING JEWISH ANCESTRY - TALK BY LEIGH DWORKIN

You never know when you might discover a Jewish ancestor in your family tree, if you are not Jewish. Jewish genealogy can be harder than regular genealogy, and the brick walls thicker, introducing you to different types of records in different languages from different countries. In this workshop, Leigh Dworkin explains how to trace Jewish ancestors, details the best resources online and in archives, explains how DNA research might help, and will attempt to answer questions that you might have from your own family research, with pointers to the next best steps. This event is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.
Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
MORE INFO: Talk Enquiries 0118 950 9553
 
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Local Information :
18/01/2020 TABLE TOP SALE AND COFFEE MORNING - THAMES VALLEY AIR AMBULANCE

Coffee Morning and Table Top Sale - all proceeds for the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. There will be a raffle, tombola, cakes, bric-a-brac, Traidcraft goods as well as other stalls. Starting time of 10.30 am. Free admission.
Grange United Reformed Church, Circuit Lane, Southcote, Reading RG30 3HD
MORE INFO: Sale Enquiries 0118 956 0380

Sport : Rugby Union
18/01/2020 ABBEY LADIES RFC ENGLAND RUGBY INNER WARRIOR TRAINING CAMP

Women nationwide can beat the post-Christmas slump and get fit for free at one of England Rugby's Inner Warrior Camps, which are taking place up and down the country this January and February 2020. The Warrior Camps are designed to ensure that you have lots of fun whilst getting fit and learning some of the key skills and techniques used in rugby. All Warrior Camps take place outdoors in the fresh air and under professional instruction. They are also completely free of charge to join - some clubs are offering up to five sessions completely for free! It's a great way to turbo-charge your New Year exercise regime and to make new friends - or simple to try something different! Most Warrior Camps are open to women aged 17 and upwards, though some camps are also open to younger ages too - please check any restrictions with the club.
Reading Abbey RFC, Rosehill, Emmer Green RG4 8XA
MORE INFO: Warrior Camp Enquiries 0118 972 2881
  rugby@abbeyrfc.org
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Leisure : Theatre
19/01/2020 A QUIRKY CHRISTMAS CAROL - WITH PUPPETS!
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

Meet Charles Dickens (well that’s what he claims), as he with the help (or hindrance), of Cockney Jack tells the story of how Scrooge, a miserly grasping, old, money lender, found his Christmas spirit (well, many of them). How he shared it with ‘Bob’ Roberta Cratchit and family, saving Tiny Tim and Christmas Day. With the cast of PQA Reading (and puppets). A Quirky Christmas Carol.
Kenton Theatre, 19 New Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 525050
  boxoffice@kentontheatre.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Music
21/01/2020 CAN YOU SING HARMONY? - THAMES VALLEY CHORUS AUDITION

Thames Valley Chorus are running another on of their popular Come and Try Harmony courses. We are giving men the chance to come along and experience the fun of a cappella singing, You will also learn techniques to find you vocal range, improve your voice. Over 4 weeks you will learn 2 songs, and get a chance to perform them in front of friends and family at the end of the course.
Bulmershe School, Chequers Way, Woodley RG5 3EH
MORE INFO: Chorus Enquiries 0118 959 8701
  info@tvchorus.co.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Arts
22/01/2020 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
22/01/2020 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

Leisure : Museums
22/01/2020 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
22/01/2020 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
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Museums
23/01/2020 READING MUSEUM SURGERY
 READING MUSEUM

Visitors can discover more about the collections, or ask for help in identifying interesting objects (NB no valuations can be given). Every Thursday, in the Box Room.

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

Leisure : Theatre
23/01/2020 JIM DAVIDSON - THE LAST MAN STANDING TOUR
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

The outrageous comedy ‘General’ Jim Davidson OBE embarks on his comedy campaign following the acclaimed sell-out The People Fight Back Tour. Who will he upset this time? Which battles will he win, which will he lose? One thing’s for certain, Jim never retreats!
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

23/01/2020 to 24/01/2020 GREASE
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

GREASE follows the journey of Danny and Sandy, alongside the Burger Palace Boys and the Pink Ladies, as they navigate high school to the unforgettable rock n’ roll soundtrack that defined generations.
Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
  Event Web Site

23/01/2020 TRANSPORTER
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

When was the last time you were transported? Together we will go on a journey across continents and years, down city streets, through deserts, over oceans, asking questions that echo through history. Transporter is a bold, spell-binding show, born out of a belief in the power of words to transport. Just one performer in an empty space, and an audience. An act of shared imagination. A kind of magic that happens... when you simply listen to a story.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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24/01/2020 LOST IN JUSIC - ONE NIGHT AT THE DISCO
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Get ready to recreate the Magical 70’s and let us take you on a musical journey straight to the heart of Disco! Relive some of the greatest songs of all time from Artists such as Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Earth, Wind & Fire, Sister Sledge and Chic. This show boasts a sensational live band, incredibly talented cast and stunning vocals So, come dressed to impress as we celebrate the golden age of Disco! With songs such as Never Can Say Goodbye, On The Radio, Hot Stuff, Car Wash, Boogie Wonderland and many, many more!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
  Event Web Site

24/01/2020 to 25/01/2020 JANE EYRE
 KENTON THEATRE, HENLEY-ON-THAMES

A gothic masterpiece of tempestuous passions and dark secrets, Jane Eyre tells the thrilling story of an orphan girl and her journey from a childhood of loneliness and cruelty to a life at Thornfield Hall and an unlikely relationship with the mysterious Mr Rochester. Falling in love, she gradually uncovers a hidden past to the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall, a terrible secret that forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice. Don’t miss Blackeyed Theatre’s brand new stage adaptation of one of the greatest works of English fiction. Captivating, brooding and intensely powerful, Jane Eyre is a moving and unforgettable portrayal of one woman’s quest for equality and freedom, and lives as one of the great triumphs of storytelling.
Kenton Theatre, New Street, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2BP
MORE INFO: Box Office 01491 575698
  boxmanager@kentontheatre.co.uk
  Event Web Site

24/01/2020 JAZZ AT THE FARM WINTER WARMER - ALAN BARNES (SAXES)
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Alan is a multi-reedist supremo and an icon of the UK's Jazz musicians. His creativity is presented in his inimitable relaxed and witty style which both warms and excites. Supported by his chosen Rhythm Section Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).
Norden Farm Arts Complex, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
  Event Web Site

24/01/2020 to 01/02/2020 DOUBLE BILL - AUDIENCE AND THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
 WOKINGHAM THEATRE

Two unrelated one-act plays come together to show the role the audience plays in live theatre, which we are delighted to be bringing to the Wokingham stage. Both comedies, both reflective on the notion of observing the observers, you’ll leave wondering why these two plays weren’t written as one. Frayn’s The Audience turns everything you know about theatre on its head, questioning who is audience and who is to be scrutinised. Comedy ensues as our playwright holds a mirror up to the audience to show their own little quirks and foibles. Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound changes the audience once more, as two theatre critics watch and commentate on a ludicrous production of a classic murder mystery. The lines between stage and audience become blurred, so we are never sure what is real and what is production. You’ll laugh, you’ll squirm and you’ll probably never feel the same about sitting in the supposed safety of an audience seat ever again.
Wokingham Theatre, Twyford Road Wokingham RG40 5TU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 978 5363
  boxoffice@wokinghamtheatre.org.uk
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24/01/2020 CONSERVATOIRE INTERNTIONAL CONCERT SERIES - RAYA KOSTOVA (PIANO)
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Bulgarian pianist Raya Kostova is an alumna of the Royal Academy of Music and winner of many international competitions. Her programme provides a rare opportunity to hear The Seasons by Tchaikovsky in its entirety, and a collection of 7 Nocturnes by Chopin.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
  Event Web Site

24/01/2020 IRISH INTERNATIONAL DANCE COMPANY - SPIRIT OF THE DANCE
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Following its 2019 sell-out success, the international smash hit and winner of nine Global Awards, Spirit of the Dance is back as it celebrates 21 fabulous years as one of the most successful dance shows ever. Irish in origin and bursting with raw energy, this explosive and powerful show combines heart-pounding Irish dance with the sensual Latino rhythms of flamenco and red-hot salsa in a thrilling production of strength and passion. These world champion dancers of the Irish International Dance Company sound like a runaway express train and their frenzied skill and military precision sends shivers down your spine as not one Irish dance shoe steps out of line as their thunderous feet perform as one.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

24/01/2020 WRONG JOVI
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Are you ready for One Wild Night of Bon Jovi hits? Having performed across the world and featured on the BBC prime-time TV show, Even Better Than The Real Thing, Wrong Jovi will transport you back to the days when Bon Jovi were the best live act on the planet. Hear your favourite hits including Livin' On A Prayer, Always, You Give Love A Bad Name, as well as rarities such as Blood On Blood, Dry Country, and This Ain't A Love Song. So whether you're a casual Bon Jovi follower, or diehard fan, get ready for your dose of Bad Medicine.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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24/01/2020 to 25/01/2020 PETER PAN - THE PURLEY PLAYERS PANTOMIME
 PURLEY BARN

There’ll be plenty of swashbuckling fun and excitement for all the family in Purley Players’ Christmas pantomime Peter Pan. Join the Darling children as they head to Neverland with ‘the boy who never grew up’ and Tinkerbell the fairy on an adventure with the Lost Boys. Can they overcome the menacing Captain Hook and his motley crew of pirates with the help of a crocodile?
Purley Barn, Goosecroft Lane, off Beech Rd, Purley on Thames RG8 8DR
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 941 3259
  mail@purleyplayers.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
24/01/2020 KEITH JAMES - THE MUSIC OF YUSUF (CAT STEVENS)
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

In honour and loving reflection of the timeless and insightful music of Yusuf/Cat Stevens, Keith James, is a well respected and inventive guitarist singer/songwriter who specialises in performing intimate, carefully researched biographic style concerts. In this concert, he weaves the story of Cat Stevens’ life from his early pop career, life threatening illness and spiritual journey around a performance of his well-crafted and memorable songs.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
25/01/2020 to 26/01/2020 FORCES AND MAGNETS SHOW AT THE LOOK OUT DISCOVERY CENTRE

Push, pull, squeeze and jump! Find out about the forces we use every day in this fun and interactive 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: Lookout Events Organiser 01344 354400
  customer.services@bracknell-forest.gov.uk
  Event Web Site

25/01/2020 WOODLEY SATURDAY MARKET

Woodley Shopping Centre is now home to a Thriving Saturday Market. Fresh foods,Great Vegetables, Wet Fish, Butcher, Breads Clothes Local produce and Craft Stalls fill the Town Centre every Saturday offering local residents and visitors more choice whilst they shop. Occasionally some Local Brass bands join in the fun or Morris Dancers.

Woodley Town Centre RG5 4JZ
MORE INFO: Town Centre Manager 0118 921 6920
  tcm@woodley.gov.uk
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Museums
25/01/2020 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

25/01/2020 READING MUSEUM GALLERY TOUR
 READING MUSEUM

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

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

Leisure : Music
25/01/2020 BREWHOUSE MUSIC - CHRIS GARRICK AND JOHN ETHERIDGE

Our first gig of 2020 sees the welcome return of Chris Garrick and John Etheridge. The duo provides a feast of interplay ,improvisation and eclectic repertoire. Almost orchestral at times, yet can seamlessly switch to the most acoustic sound. They can evoke Reinhardt and Grappelli and then summon up the spirits of the electric avant-garde, atmospheric and hypnotic.They can roar, seduce, whisper. Jazzwise described their relationship as one of the most potent in European Jazz. Not to be missed!
Yattendon Village Hall, RG18 0UR
MORE INFO: Event Enquiries 01635 200185
  randssansom@aol.com
  Event Web Site

Leisure : Theatre
25/01/2020 JACKIE OATES AND PETE FLOOD
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

Over the last 18 months The Museum of English Rural Life (The MERL) in collaboration with the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) have hosted the residency of two folk musicians: Jackie Oates and Pete Flood. During this performance they will showcase the culmination of that musical journey and the compositions they have developed inspired by The MERL’s collections.
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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25/01/2020 ELVIS - FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY...
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

17th August 1977. The world is waking to shock news: Elvis Presley is dead. And no one is taking it harder than the King himself. Holed up in Graceland, refusing to obey the laws of space and time, Elvis is determined to play one last show before he abdicates his throne. With a live band and Darryl Clark as Elvis. Featuring songs such as Suspicious Minds, Burning Love, An American Trilogy and many more. All culminating in a medley of your favourite Elvis classics.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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25/01/2020 THE CLASSIC ROCK SHOW
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

The Classic Rock Show returns with an amazing new live production celebrating the very best of Classic Rock. Paying tribute to many of the world’s all time rock greats from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, Steely Dan, AC/DC, Queen, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, plus many more. Performed with note-for-note precision, bringing the original era defining recordings back to life on stage, with a sound and light show to match. Anthem after anthem, riff after riff and solo after solo, The Classic Rock Show takes you on a musical journey, culminating in a show-stopping guitar duel that is definitely not to be missed.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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25/01/2020 THE SUPERTONICS BIG BAND BURNS NIGHT CONCERT
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

No bagpipes or haggis, but The Supertonics (with a guest vocalist) play a lively mix of popular swing (Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington) and American songbook jazz classics – plus music from musicals, movies and even some rock ’n’ roll. The band are passionate about performing an enjoyable, high-energy show – so book early as shows always sell out quickly.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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Local Information :
25/01/2020 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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25/01/2020 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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25/01/2020 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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Sport : Football
25/01/2020 ROYALS v CARDIFF CITY - FA CUP 4th ROUND

The nine-match unbeaten run is over, and Royals' hopes of a top six finish are looking slim. So a good run in the FA Cup is important. In the previous two rounds manager Mark Bowen has fielded a team of squad players, mostly Academy recruits who, none-the-less did the business impressively in a tough third round replay away at Blackpool. Now come Cardiff City, who also are in the midst of a medoicre league season, and also hunting a cup run. They also have the incentive of trying to avenge a 3-0 thumping at the Mad Stad earlier in the sesason. Could be a lively afternoon!
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 : Theatre
26/01/2020 CIRCUS OF HORRORS - 25th ANNIVERSARY SHOW
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

The Circus of Horrors began at the 1995 Glastonbury Festival and has gone on to tour the world, achieving cult status and dragging circus screaming and shouting into the 21st century and beyond.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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26/01/2020 MOZART BIRTHDAY CONCERT
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

Brazilian pianist Rafael Costa is the soloist in one of the most sparkling of all Mozart’s piano concertos. He joins Poppy Shotts for a magnificent concert aria with piano obbligato.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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26/01/2020 THE ELVIS YEARS
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

The Elvis Years is an outstanding musical production which brings to the stage the incredible and compelling story of the king of rock and roll – Elvis Presley. Join Mario Kombou (Jailhouse Rock, West End), our all-star band and our award-winning singers for an unforgettable journey through over 50 golden greats spanning over three decades – from the early Sun Records hits to the majestic Las Vegas performances, via The Jordanaires, the army years, authentic re-creations from the Hollywood movies and the stunning 68 TV special. With nostalgic film footage, and over twelve costume changes, this glittering two-hour production features classic hits.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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26/01/2020 THE BAND OF HER MAJESTY'S ROYAL MARINES
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Expect a variety of music which in the past has included music from the movies, swing band, TV adverts and good ol’ fashioned patriotic tunes known by all generations. The majestic full concert Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, the Royal Corps of Drummers and special guests The Chelsea Pensioners, will again make this a very special event, which often sells out.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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26/01/2020 THE TWO OF US - LENNON AND McCARTNEY SONGBOOK
 THE MILL AT SONNING

Many of The Beatles classic songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney on two acoustic guitars, often in hotel rooms or on the road when The Beatles were on tour. The intricate chords, beautiful melodies and close harmonies were then recorded by the band at Abbey Road studios. Two Of Us – The Lennon & McCartney Songbook takes you right back to how they were written, acoustic and unplugged. From She Loves You and A Hard Day’s Night, through Eleanor Rigby and the groundbreaking Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band to the magnificent Abbey Road album, Two Of Us brings you the very best of The Beatles including some of the rare gems from their 13 studio albums.
The Mill Theatre, Sonning Eye RG4 6TY
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 969 8000
  admin@millatsonning.com
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26/01/2020 PANGBOURNE TWINNING ASSOCIATION FRENCH FILM NIGHT - L'HOMME DU TRAIN

L’Homme du Train (The Man on the Train) (2001) A film by Patrice Leconte. A mysterious stranger, Milan (Johnny Hallyday), steps off a train in an unfamiliar place and looks for a pharmacy to buy aspirin for a headache. He meets retired school teacher, Manesquier (Jean Rochefort) who apparently is his complete opposite. However, they both realise that they have always wanted the life of the other man...
Pangbourne Village Hall RG8 7AN
MORE INFO: Film Night Enquiry 0118 984 4401
 
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Leisure : Arts and Crafts
27/01/2020 ALDWORTH ARTS AND CRAFTS GROUP

An ART Group meets on 1st & 3rd Tuesday mornings and a CRAFT group meets on 2nd & 4th Monday mornings (term time) in Aldworth village hall. These friendly self-help groups welcome anyone who wants to come along and enjoy sharing their hobby or learning a new one. The cost is only £2.50 a session and members take it in turns to provide refreshments.
Aldworth Village Hall, Bell Lane, Aldworth RG8 9SE
MORE INFO: Craft Group 01635 578177
  aacg20161@outlook.com
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Leisure : Theatre
27/01/2020 BREAK OUT
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Hosted by Trinity School, ‘Break Out!’ is a performance opportunity to share high quality dance work created in class and extracurricular clubs from Trinity, The Downs and Park House Schools. We are delighted that this year’s performance opens with a curtain raiser performance from Senior West Berkshire Youth Dance Company and also includes a performance choreographed by innovative choreographer Lewis Cooke.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk
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27/01/2020 to 01/02/2020 TEN TIMES TABLE
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

In the long-since ‘grand’ ballroom of the local Swan Hotel, a most miscellaneous assemblage conduct the business of the Pendon Folk Festival… led by excitable chairman Ray… Unfortunately, for Ray, his calamitous committee quickly divides, as his wife Helen has a bone to pick… Add a Marxist schoolteacher, a military dog-breeder and an octogenarian secretary, and the table is set for one of comedy master Ayckbourn’s most hilarious plays – a tumultuous comedy by committee, not to be missed.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
28/01/2020 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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Leisure : Theatre
29/01/2020 EUROPEAN UNION CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
 THE CONCERT HALL, READING

Described as a musical Bear Grylls, Ben Goldscheider has quickly emerged as one of he most exciting horn players of his generation. He reached the final of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition, aged 18 and made his Proms debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 2018. Folllowing a fantastic debut at The Concert Hall in 2019, the European Union Chamber Orchestra are back to perform again. The concert also includes a new composition by young British composer, Dani Howard, featuring young brass players from our Emerging Artists Partnerships.
The Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading RG1
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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29/01/2020 to 15/02/2020 ONE MILLION TINY PLAYS ABOUT BRITAIN
 THE WATERMILL - WEST BERKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, NEWBURY

A couple peer into an estate agent’s window; two sports fans have a heart-to-heart in the loo; a daughter has questions about her mother’s love life; and as a father helps his son tie his football boots, he realises they are growing apart. If you keep your eyes and ears open, there are a million tiny plays happening every day. Laugh-out-loud funny and sometimes heartbreakingly moving, overheard conversations from across the country form Craig Taylor’s humorous and poignant look at modern Britain. Originally published in The Guardian, these miniature insights into other people’s lives reveal the triumphs, disasters, horrors and joys of life in the twenty-first century.
Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AE
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 46044
  boxoffice@watermill.org.uk
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30/01/2020 THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

Direct from a weeklong run in London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!
The Hexagon Theatre, Queens Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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30/01/2020 ISQ - REQUIEM FOR THE FAITHFUL TOUR
 NORDEN FARM CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, MAIDENHEAD

A critically-acclaimed post-jazz/art pop quartet from London featuring Irene Serra (vocals), Richard Sadler (double bass), Naadia Sheriff (piano) and Chris Nickolls (drums). It is in a live setting that these musicians really show their jazz roots, expanding the framework of the songs and relishing in the musical spontaneity and interplay.
Norden Farm, Altwood Road, Maidenhead SL6 4PF
MORE INFO: Box Office 01628 788997
  boxoffice@nordenfarm.org
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30/01/2020 SOUNDS OF THE 60s - LIVE WITH TONY BLACKBURN
 ANVIL ARTS, BASINGSTOKE

Due to the phenomenal success of BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of the 60s Live, which has toured the UK throughout 2019, a raft of new dates have been added with the show now running into 2020, including our very own Anvil! Hosted by DJ royalty Tony Blackburn, the show features songs, stories and memories from the golden decade of pop with music performed live by the Sounds of the 60s All Star Band and Singers.
The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke RG21 7QR
MORE INFO: Box Office 01256 844244
  box.office@anvilarts.org.uk
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Business to Business :
31/01/2020 CAVERSHAM BUSINESS BISCOTTI

Business Biscotti is a Private Membership Organisation - we run business clubs across the UK. We are a thriving UK business community. We share success stories, encourage collaboration, nurture business growth, and most importantly we do business! Cavershame Biscotti is held on the last Friday of each month from 10am until 12noon.
Crown Plaza Business Centre, Caversham Bridge, Richfield Ave, Reading RG1 8BD
MORE INFO: Lina Doyle 07597 242990
  radiance.acu@gmail.com
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Leisure : Theatre
31/01/2020 JAZZ AT PROGRESS - THE XHOSA COLE QUARTET
 PROGRESS THEATRE, READING

Tenor saxophonist Xhosa Cole, BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018, brings together an all-star quartet featuring some of finest talent based in the UK. Alongside fellow finalist and bass player James Owston, powerhouse drummer Jim Bashford and Canadian, now UK resident, trumpet virtuoso Jay Phelps, this band embodies the spirit of the bebop and hard bop greats.
Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 384 2169
  enquiries@progresstheatre.co.uk
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31/01/2020 JOHN-LUKE ROBERTS
 SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING

The critically acclaimed idiot John-Luke Roberts returns to the road with another ridiculously long titled show this autumn. In a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy, expect to not know why you are laughing once more...even when he gives you the punchline first. Jokes about staring into the Nietzschean void, the stupid decisions of kings and how Pinocchio can save the world all might make appearances in this hour of absolute silliness. But then again, maybe they won't. Who knows what could happen!
South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading RG1 4QU
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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31/01/2020 PAUL JONES AND DAVE KELLY
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Ruggedly durable and timeless, the Blues is perhaps more popular today than it has ever been. Young musicians still cut their teeth on its enticing, 12-bar appeal, but its real rewards, true virtuosity, poise and knowledge, only come with age. Founder members ofThe Blues Band, Paul Jones and Dave Kelly’s tangled and colourful roots go way back into the true undergrowth of the tradition. As well as their own original material, they not only know and perform the work of the greats, ranging from Howling’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker through to Sonny Boy Williamson - they actually played alongside them.
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
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31/01/2020 BRACKNELL JAZZ - LAURA ZAKIAN'S MINOR MOMENTS
 SOUTH HILL PARK ARTS CENTRE, BRACKNELL

Laura Zakian sings songs from her EP, Minor Moments, which she co-wrote with percussionist and composer Martin Pyne. They are joined by Steve Lodder on piano, Paul Bartholomew on baritone sax and Andy Hamill on bass. A true jazz vocalist, Laura employs her voice as a musical instrument, improvising and moulding the melodic line to lend each lyric the best possible effect.
South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
MORE INFO: Box Office 01344 484123
  sales@southhillpark.org.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
31/01/2020 JETHRO
 THE HEXAGON THEATRE, READING

A memorable evening of hysterical nonsense, as we take a peek into the circus lurking deep within the mind of, probably the greatest, comic storyteller ever to grace the stage. Jethro beguiles and befuddles his audience with the endless stream of irreverent twaddle that has created a comedy genius. Over 4 million DVD sales pay testament to the legion of fans who have followed Jethro faithfully throughout his career. Now, with stories old and new we present, live on stage. Following 60 sold out shows last year, "The Count of Cornwall" is back again with his unique style of comedy.
The Hexagon Theatre, Queen's Walk, Reading RG1 7UA
MORE INFO: Box Office 0118 960 6060
  boxoffice@readingarts.com
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Leisure : Markets
01/02/2020 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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01/02/2020 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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02/02/2020 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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06/02/2020 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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08/02/2020 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 : Horse Racing
08/02/2020 BETFAIR SUPER SATURDAY AT NEWBURY

The most super of Saturday’s returns! Taking place just 6 weeks before the Cheltenham Festival, Betfair Super Saturday is the last chance for you to see your equine heroes in action. With previous winners including Altior, before he won the Champion Chase, plus numerous horses who went on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup, including Denman, Coneygree and Native River, the day is sure to play host to many excitements that will get the senses tingling.
The Racecourse, Newbury RG14 7NZ
MORE INFO: Ticket Office 01635 40015
  info@racecoursenewbury.co.uk
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Leisure : Music
09/02/2020 ONE-DAY DRUM SHOP

Dave and Sophie from Dave's Drums, Reading, are bringing that drum shop vibe back to Berkshire. Head on over to One Day Drum Shop - stock up on drum supplies, network and chat with other drummers and enjoy being part of the drumming community. Exhibitors include: Dave's DrumsImpression Cymbals GB, The Cambridge Drum Company, RJR Custom Drums, Alex Bridge, Doghouse Drums. Free entry, free parking and free tea, coffee and biscuits.
Grazeley Village Hall, RG7 1LD
MORE INFO: Sophie Harris-Watkins 07887 803190
  sophie@daves-drums.com
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Local Information :
09/02/2020 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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