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13/01/2019 to 15/09/2020 
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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
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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
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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 : 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
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Leisure : Theatre
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
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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
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Leisure : Theatre
01/02/2020 LADY AUDLEY'S SECRET

Enjoy this reworking of a traditional Victorian melodrama in an evening of fun, food, and a bit of mayhem. Actors Bold, a local drama company, is presenting Lady Audley’s Secret in the form of a radio play set in the 1940s. Actors are in evening dress and carrying scripts. The sound effects people will be in need of some help from the audience. The story is about a young servant girl who has caught the eye of Sir Michael Audley and becomes his wife. She takes to the aristocratic life like a duck to water. Unfortunately she has a secret: she is already married and takes extraordinary measures to protect that secret.
Goring Village Hall, High Street, Goring-on-Thames RG8 9AG
MORE INFO: Ticket Enquiries 01491 871 055
  b.urbick@consumer-knowledge.com
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Leisure : Exhibitions
05/02/2020 to 09/03/2020 A SPLASH OF COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

We are not alone in our ability to view the world in colour. Many species of birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have superior colour vision. Yet our ability to be enchanted by colours which illuminate complex patterns, lines and shapes is probably a uniquely human quality. Of all our senses, perhaps our sight is the most precious. Through our colour vision we understand our world. It warns us of danger, makes objects quickly recognisable, and helps us to store and retrieve precious memories. From the earliest cave paintings we have learned to express our feelings and share our thoughts with each other through colour. Open 10am to 3pm.
3 Forbury Place, 23 Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 3JH
MORE INFO: Jen Gorman 0800 0287338
  info@thephotographicangle.co.uk
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Local Information :
06/02/2020 CAVERSHAM COURT AND ITS HISTORY - TALK BY DR JOHN EVANS

There have been houses on the land known as Caversham Court Gardens in Caversham, Reading, since the 12th Century. In this talk, John will describe research on the families who lived there, their homes and their influence on the gardens. 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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Leisure : Theatre
07/02/2020 LIVE MUSIC - STEVE KNIGHTLEY
 ARLINGTON ARTS, NEWBURY

Multi-award winning singer-songwriter/musician and founder member of widely acclaimed folk/acoustic roots trail-blazers Show of Hands, Steve Knightley comes to Arlington Arts in February 2020. Following the success of last year’s intimate one man show, Steve’s latest outing is intended for anyone fascinated by the art and craft of song writing. Exploring his extensive back catalogue and introducing unheard, new material he explores the themes and stories that inspire him and shows how music and words can become lyrics and chords and notes can meld to create songs that acquire a life of their own!
Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare School, Newbury RG14 3BQ
MORE INFO: Box Office 01635 244246
  boxoffice@arlingtonarts.co.uk   Event Web Site

Leisure : Days Out
08/02/2020 to 09/02/2020 SNOWDROP TEAS OPEN DAYS AT BRAZIERS PARK

This year we are open on two consecutive weekends at the time of year when our snowdrops are in bloom. Maps of the snowdrop walk are provided in the Main House and the Dining and Drawing rooms will be transformed into temporary tearooms, serving cream teas, cakes and a variety of drinks (with vegan and gluten free options). Guided house and estate tours will run at intervals throughout.
Braziers Park, Ipsden, Wallingford OX10 6AN
MORE INFO: Events Organiser 01491 680221
  admin@braziers.org.uk
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Local Information :
08/02/2020 THAMES VALLEY ANCIENT EGYPTOLOGY SOCIETY FEBRUARY LECTURE

The Reception of Ancient Egypt in Victorian Britain: Museums, Exhibitions, Art and Design - Professor Stephanie Moser. How representations of ancient Egypt in Victorian paintings responded to the Egyptian domestic antiquities on display in the British Museum; and how these paintings perceived Egyptian culture.
Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, Woodley RG5 4JZ
MORE INFO: Lecture Enquiries 01491 838803
  honsec@tvaes.org.uk
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08/02/2020 TABLE TOP AND JUMBLE SALE AT ISLAND FARM DONKEY SANCTUARY

Table Top and Jumble Sale at Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Nr. Wallingford OX10 0SW. Saturday 7th December, doors open from 11 am. Lots of interesting stalls. Buyers entry 50p but no buyers before 11 am please to give the sellers time to set up.
Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary, Old Didcot Road, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Nr. Wallingford OX10 0SW
MORE INFO: Sale Enquiries 01491 833938
  mail@donkeyrescue.org.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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Leisure : Theatre
09/02/2020 A COUNTRY NIGHT IN NASHVILLE
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

A Country Night in Nashville recreates the scene of a buzzing Honky Tonk in downtown Nashville, perfectly capturing the energy and atmosphere of an evening in the home of country music. Taking you on a journey through the history of country, and featuring songs from its biggest stars both past and present. Hits from Johnny Cash to Alan Jackson, Dolly to the Dixie Chicks, Willie Nelson to Kacey Musgraves, are showcased by the fabulous vocals and musicianship of Dominic Halpin and The Hurricanes.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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Leisure : Theatre
10/02/2020 to 15/02/2020 THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON
 THEATRE ROYAL, WINDSOR

The smash hit play that sold out its London run comes to Windsor as part of a UK tour. It was the dinner that changed history: the night in February 2016 when Boris Johnson decided to vote ‘leave’ and a nation’s future was sealed. Guests included the spirits of Prime Ministers past including Margaret Thatcher, Winston Churchill and Tony Blair as well as fellow MP Michael Gove, the journalist Sarah Vine, Marina Wheeler and Evgeny Lebedev. Fast forward to post-Brexit Britain, 2029. For reasons that may be fact and/or fiction at the time of the performance, Boris, no longer in power, roams the political wilderness. Unexpected events see him back in the spotlight and with a chance to make Britain great again.
Theatre Royal, Thames Street, Windsor SL4 1PS
MORE INFO: Box Office 01753 853 888
  info@theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
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Sport : Football
12/02/2020 ROYALS v WEST BROMWICH ALBION - SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

READING's home form in the past three seasons has varied between erratic and just plain awful. Saturday's 1-1 draw with Hull City was a case in point. What sould have been an eminently winnable game. Hull's equalising goal was a fluke in-off, but Royals should have had the game won long before that. Now comes a much stiffer test, current league leaders and recently-rejuvinated West Brom. Maybe if there was a shade of over-confidence on Saturday, that won't be the case this time - it will be, as they say, for Royals, a good game to win!
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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12/02/2020 ROYALS v WEST HAM - FA WOMEN'S SUPER LEAGUE

Kick-off 7.30pm. Previous to the weather affected weekend of fixtures, Kelly Chambers’ Royals were last in action the week before, drawing 1-1 to Manchester United at Adams Park. Despite Reading and United ending all square at the start of the month, Chambers felts her side could have walked away with all 3 points, after a second-half full of chances. A saved penalty from Fara Williams failed to put the Royals level after Lauren James opened the scoring in the first half for the visitors, but Williams converted her second attempt from the spot, to level the score and ensure the Royals walked away with a point. West Ham were last in action the same weekend, losing 8-0 in a one-sided affair against Chelsea with goals coming from Ingle, Cuthbert, Bachman, Murphy and a brace each from Mjelde and England. West Ham currently sit in 8th position in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League table, whereas Reading are in 6th place, a single point off 4th position.
Adams Pak, Hillbottom Road, High Wycombe HP12 4HJ
MORE INFO: Wycombe Ticket Office 08442 252990
  ticketing@readingfc.co.uk
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Leisure : Days Out
13/02/2020 to 01/03/2020 INDIA AND ME, A JOURNEY - EXHIBITION AT BASILDON PARK
 BASILDON PARK (NATIONAL TRUST)

Join us to experience our new audio-visual exhibition, looking at personal stories from a collaboration with the Reading Indian Centre. The exhibition is free and normal admission to the property applies. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages. A National Trust Event - Start 10:00. End 15:30. Free Event but Normal Admission Charges Apply.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading RG8 9NR
MORE INFO: Estate Office 01491 672382
  basildonpark@nationaltrust.org.uk
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