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Berkshire Events Guide local guide to What’s On In Berkshire. From local public events, Bank Holiday, Things to do with the Kids Children, charity fundraisers, live music entertainment, beer festivals, art exhibitions, craft fairs, wedding fairs, Halloween, Easter, Christmas markets and summer shows. Fireworks, Funfairs, Comedy, outside music concerts, fetes, tribute nights, food festivals, car boot sales, sport and entertainment. Family days out and evening shows in Berkshire.You can include your events for free.
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Berkshire Events October 2014

 Halloween Trail at Basildon Park
Friday October 24th 2014 - Sunday November 2nd 2014  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Basildon Park Reading Berkshire

A self-led trail with a sweet treat prize. £2, normal admission applies

 Circus Wonderland
Wednesday October 29th 2014 - Sunday November 2nd 2014  2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hills Meadow Reading Berkshire

The UK’s most magical circus! Circus Wonderland is a spellbinding blend of colour, laughter and excitement to enchant audiences of all ages. Starring the award winning Popolino Musical Clowns and a line-up of top international circus stars, we invite you into an unforgettable world of thrills and spills and glitter and glamour. The circus of your dreams!
Weekdays 3.00pm & 7.00pm
Saturday 2.00pm & 5.00pm
Sunday 2.00pm only
Please see website for show times and booking information.

Wednesday October 29th 2014 - Saturday November 1st 2014  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Leighton Park School Reading Berkshire

Join The Sainsbury Singers from 29 October to 1 November as we embark on our greatest adventure yet; a journey through outer space on board the US Starship Albatross.Shakespeare’s rock ‘n roll sci-fi musical! Performances start at 7.30pm
Ticket prices range from £10-£15, £1 discount for concessions, 10% discount for groups of 11 or more

 Halloween spooky night paddle
Thursday October 30th 2014 - Saturday November 1st 2014  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dinton Activity Centre Woodley Berkshire

Come along and experience spooky stories on the creepy black waters of Black Swan Lake – Watch out for the ghosts!
Please make sure you arrive 15 minutes before the course start time on the first day to ensure you are signed in and that your medical consent form is completed. Please report to reception on arrival

 Thames Valley History Festival
Friday October 31st 2014 - Monday November 17th 2014  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Windsor Guildhall Windsor Berkshire

Set in the historic towns of Windsor and Maidenhead, the Thames Valley History Festival offers fantastic lectures, panel conversations, Q&A sessions, talks & dining and more, and all the Heritage of the setting around you. Various locations in Windsor and Maidenhead, see website for details

Friday October 31st 2014 - Sunday November 2nd 2014  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
BritVic Theatre Ascot Berkshire

Ocean Youth is thrilled to be one of the first Berkshire productions of the Broadway musical sensation The Addams Family. The frightfully delightful world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch come to spooky and spectacular life in this all new story, based on the bizarre characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams

Berkshire Events November 2014

 Marrowthon 2014
Saturday November 1st 2014  9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Brooke House Bracknell Berkshire

BHA – Bracknell’s Gardening Club, are holding their annual Marrowthon on Saturday, 1st November in Bracknell Town Council’s foyer
If you would like to enter the heaviest pumpkin competition, most unusual pumpkin and judges choice, please call or email
As well as the competitions visitors can buy produce, jams, preserves and there will be a tombola.Judging at 1 o’clock

 Christmas Gift Fair & Food Market
Saturday November 1st 2014 - Sunday November 2nd 2014  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Trunkwell Mansion House Beech Hill Berkshire

Trunkwell House Christmas Gift Fair & Food Market. Over 80 exhibitors, refreshments, all under cover in heated marquees and mansion house. Meet Santa his elfs and reindeers.

 Festival of Noise 2014
Saturday November 1st 2014 - Sunday November 9th 2014  10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Readipop Reading Berkshire

We can’t wait to share Readipop’s first ever Festival of Noise with the town! Time has whizzed by since we put on Caversham Festival 2014; I think we’re all really missing that festival buzz. Festival of Noise is all about celebrating diverse sound artists and work, showcasing inspiring bands and involving people in music making. A real highlight of this festival is working with others – local organisation doubledotdash!? are just brilliant, and support from people like Tim Hooper of Milk make these sorts of events possible, not to mention our excitement of presenting Tim Hill’s ‘The Island of Noise’ – that’s going to be great. Of course we’re also thrilled to welcome festivalgoers back to our venue, the infamous PlugnPlay (now Readipop Studios).
Please visit website for individual event times and dates

 Brockhurst and Marlston House Christmas Fayre
Saturday November 1st 2014  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brockhurst Marlston House School Hermitage Berkshire

Fantastic Christmas Fayre 1st November, over 70 stalls selling gifts, jewellery, clothing, food, fun for children, coffee shop, lunches, cakes and much more

 Carters Steam Fair
Saturday November 1st 2014  2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Boyne Hill Cricket Club Maidenhead Berkshire

There is a spectacular fireworks display at the Cricket Club which has an entrance fee. Entrance to the Fair is free. Tokens taken – get free rides when you book in advance

 Reading lions Fireworks
Saturday November 1st 2014  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reading Town Football Club Reading Berkshire

The Lions Club of Reading are holding their 3rd annual Fireworks extravaganza on Saturday November 1st at Reading Town Football Club

 Fireworks And Fun
Saturday November 1st 2014  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Maidenhead United Football Club Maidenhead Berkshire

Fireworks & Fun Saturday Maidenhead United FC gates open 17:30 Childrens entertainment, hot food, licenced bar and mulled wine. Adults £5 Children 4-12 £3 under 3 free.the Organised by the Link Foundation

 Fireworks and Laser Light Show
Saturday November 1st 2014  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Laurel Park Lower Earley Berkshire

This year we are including a special presentation of a Laser Light Show which will commemorate the 1st World War. Gates will be open at 6 p.m. and the programme will start at 7 p.m. sharp starting with the Laser Show which will be followed by our spectacular high impact Firework Display which will be fully choreographed to music. Hot food and novelties will be available on site and the Lions Club cannot allow any personal fireworks, including sparklers, or alcohol to be brought on to the field. Entry is £7.00 for adults and £5.00 for children under 14. Toddlers carried or in pushchairs are free

 Reading's Affordable Vintage Fair
Sunday November 2nd 2014  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shehnai Reading Berkshire

We are delighted to announce our return to the Olympia Ballroom at Shehnai – Reading! Located just opposite The Oracle shopping centre this grand venue was too perfect to resist.
Founded in 2005 and shopped by the likes of PIXIE LOTT, FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE and CHLOE SEVIGNY it’s a formula that has taken us to over 30 cities across the land!
Heralded by the likes of ELLE, STYLIST, GRAZIA & VOGUE as a shopping phenomenon, the formula for Judy’s is simple – source amazing vintage traders from all over the UK, check them for incredible, affordable vintage stock and gather them together, just for the day. Set in the Olympia Ballroom, Judy’s will be bringing just that – offers and sale rails, new season staples, 20s beading to 90s prints, all affordably priced. Not stopping at simply your wardrobes, expect furniture and housewares, collectibles and accessories – cocktail dresses to cocktail shakers

Sunday November 2nd 2014  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Royal Windsor Racecourse will host a dazzling firework adaptation of the well-known book, film and theatre production – War Horse.
The show, which is being run to commemorate 100 years since the outbreak of World War One, is being narrated by actor Robert Powell. Along with the fantastic firework display, viewers can expect music and dazzling special effects

 Firework Extravaganza
Sunday November 2nd 2014  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Blue Mountain Golf Centre Binfield Berkshire

Blue Mountain hosts one of the largest and most popular firework displays in the Berkshire area. The display this year will yet again be produced by ‘Star Fireworks’ who are known for their fabulous displays at Big Brother & X-Factor events and who have recently won the British fireworks Championships. As well as the fireworks there will be plenty of things going on for the whole family. Bonfire, Adult Fun Fair, Kids Fun Fair, BBQ, Bar, Live Band
Adult tickets are £8.00 & Children’s tickets are £5.00 – Tickets purchased by Friday 31st October receive £1 discount off ticket price

 Bonfire Night
Sunday November 2nd 2014  6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Stoke Place Stoke poges Buckinghamshire

Gates Open 6:15pm Bonfire Lit 7pm Fireworks from 8pm Seasonal food and beverages are available Tickets available for advance purchase only as below: Adults: £10 Under 12’s Complimentary (One complimentary child for each paying adult, additional children £5) For tickets and more info please contact us

 Networking in Reading The Late Breakfast
Wednesday November 5th 2014  9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Genting Club Reading Reading Berkshire

Cyber Crime affects us all take steps today to protect you and your data. Dave will talk you through the risks you should be aware of and how you can take steps to reduce those risks

 Earley St Peter's Firework Display 2014
Friday November 7th 2014  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sol Joel Park Woodley Berkshire

Earley St Peter’s Firework Display 2014. £7 adult, Child £4, Food Vans, sweets,drinks and glow sticks on sale.

 Family Fireworks Spectacular
Friday November 7th 2014  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cox Green School Maidenhead Berkshire

Cox Green School and Wessex Primary School Annual Family Fireworks Display Cox Green Jazz Band, fair rides, BBQ, refreshments, Glow items and more. No parking available on the school site at all, so please park responsibly nearby and walk

 Windsor Contemporary Art Fair
Saturday November 8th 2014 - Sunday November 9th 2014  10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Come along and join in the celebrations and see more art than ever before, take part in more fun arty activities than ever before and raise a glass at the ever popular Wine Affair stands.
Take the opportunity to meet artists and galleries from all over the UK and much further afield in a famously relaxed and friendly atmosphere, where you can’t fail to be inspired by the creative buzz

Saturday November 8th 2014  4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club Winkfield Berkshire

DISPLAY WILL BE PROVIDED BY: Star Fireworks, – 2013 British Firework Championships, Champion of Champions

 Bonfire Night
Saturday November 8th 2014  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Fox and Hounds Theale Theale Berkshire

Come and join us for our joint Halloween and Bonfire Night Party, with fireworks from 8pm and live music and ghostly tales by Spriggan Mist from 9pm onwards. We also have a hog roast and you can gulp that down with mulled wine and mulled scrumpy. Doors Open at 5.30pm and food is served from 6 until 9.30pm. Make sure you wrap up warm and get here early to secure your spot! FREE ENTRY

 Fireworks Fiesta
Saturday November 8th 2014  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Pangbourne Primary School Pangbourne Berkshire

Friends of Pangbourne Primary School Annual Fireworks Fiesta, with fantastic fireworks, brilliant bonfire, exciting entertainment, plus BBQ, chocolate tombola, West Berkshire beer, mulled wine, hot drinks.
Gates open at 5.30pm. Adults and children 12 years and over – £7.50 in advance, £10 on the gate. Children 11 and under – FREE! Family ticket – £30 for up to 5 family members. Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult

 Charity Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday November 8th 2014  6:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Wellington College Crowthorne Berkshire

The Wellington College Fireworks Spectacular is a fun-filled evening of fair rides, fireworks, music and bonfire lighting. Held in aid of local and national charities. Tickets and ride tokens will be available to purchase via our online booking system due to go live mid-September

 Warren James
Saturday November 8th 2014  8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Lion Newbury Berkshire

Warren James, Skiffle & Rockabilly. Acoustic, Folk, Country, Blues Jazz.

 No Briton Is An Island
Wednesday November 12th 2014 - Sunday November 16th 2014  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bray House Maidenhead Berkshire

The theme for this exhibition is images of this sceptered Isle we call Britain. Home to a lost empire, cultural diversity and with a moving landscape a Britain which is busily preparing itself for the challenges faced by a small Island in a global world.
Photographers give their own perspective on Britain in the 21st Century looking at life and what it means to be a Britain.
No Briton Is An Island is a touring 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, that suitable access can be provided

 The Hut People
Thursday November 13th 2014  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ace Space Newbury Berkshire

The Hut People are a “infectious world folk band who are dramatic, joyous and hypnotically beguiling

 Oye Santana – a tribute to Carlos Santana
Friday November 14th 2014 - Saturday November 15th 2014  8:00 pm - 2:00 am
The Jazz Cafe Reading Berkshire

A fantastic six piece band Oye Santana who perform the music of Carlos Santana, creating a exhilarating live Latin show featuring the music of Carlos Santana including the dance floor hits Black Magic Woman, Oye Santana, Samba PaTi and She’s Not There. The superb guitar wizardry of Milan ‘Carlos’ Webb, the keyboard mastery of Gez Kahan, the astonishing vocals of Hector Gomez , all augmented by a rhythm section with more groove than you could shake a pair of maracas at. You’re going to love Oye Santana

 Sing Out For Remembrance
Saturday November 15th 2014  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Georges Church Reading Berkshire

Reading Phoenix Choir is marking the centenary of WWI with a community concert in Reading on November 15th, just after Remembrance Day. The choir will be running a workshop for Wilson Primary School and both groups will be singing in an evening concert at St George’s Church in Tilehurst, the army barracks church in Reading.
This promises to be an exciting and moving evening bringing together one of the country’s most highly acclaimed choirs and a local primary school to mark this important anniversary. The audience will be treated to a wide range of music and all proceeds will go to the Royal British Legion

 Reading Symphony Orchestra
Saturday November 15th 2014  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St Paul’s Church Wokingham Berkshire

Wagner: Overture: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg
Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Soloist: Edward Reeve)
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F
Tickets: £13 adult, £5 students and under-18s, available from the RSO Box Office.
We are delighted to be joined by talented young pianist Edward Reeve, who will be performing Saint-Saens’ Piano Concerto No. 4. Currently spending his gap year as an Organ Scholar at Salisbury Cathedral before studying music at Cambridge, Edward has performed numerous piano and organ works with orchestras across the region and has twice been successful in completing the auditions for the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition. The concert will begin with Wagner’s overture for the opera “The Master-Singers of Nuremburg”. First performed in 1862, the opera tells the story of the real-life guild of Meistersinger during the 16th century and was hailed as one of Wagner’s
most successful works. We will be ending with Brahms’ monumental Symphony No. 3. Written when he was a 50-year-old bachelor, Brahms uses a three note theme throughout the work to signify that he was “free but happy.” Perhaps the most famous movement, the third, has been used in a number of films and is intensely lyrical. Join us for this fabulous concert at St Paul’s Church

Sunday November 16th 2014  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Waingels College Woodley Berkshire

Waingels College Association Craft fair. Still spaces available for stallholders.
Nice day out for all the family, local crafts and gifts, fill the Christmas stockings.

 St Bart's Christmas Gift & Craft Fair
Sunday November 16th 2014  11:15 am - 4:00 pm
St Bartholomew’s School Newbury Berkshire

St Bart’s Christmas Gift & Craft Fair over 60 stalls, home made crafts and gifts, stocking fillers refreshments,lunches.

 Handel's Messiah
Sunday November 16th 2014  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St Mary’s Church Streatley Berkshire

The Merry Opera will present a staged performance of Handel’s Messiah. In the Merry Opera Company’s dramatisation of Handel’s Messiah, twelve strangers seek spiritual comfort in their struggle to understand the world. Singing together in a church, they inspire each other to pick up the ragged ends of their faith and look to the future with hope.

 Christmas Flowers and Wreath Making with Copas Traditional Turkeys
Tuesday November 18th 2014  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Copas Cookham Dean Berkshire

Be inspired for decorating your home with Christmas Flowers and wreaths in a hands-on class with our flower expert Brenda Copas

 Stanley Dee
Friday November 21st 2014  7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Wokingham Music Club Wokingham Berkshire

The Wokingham Music Club presents their monthly live music event featuring Stanley Dee. Stanley Dee features expert musicians with many years of experience in top local bands, and plays songs from the extensive back catalogue of Steely Dan and its founders, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker

 Maidenhead Christmas Festival
Saturday November 22nd 2014  10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Maidenhead Town Centre Maidenhead Berkshire

Throughout the day there will be craft and food stalls in the High Street and Queen Street and Fun Fair rides in St Ives Road.
The switch on event will start at 5pm with live music and entertainment at the Town Hall followed by the Count down and lights switch on at 6pm

 NAWT Christmas Fayre
Saturday November 22nd 2014  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
National Animal Welfare Trust Great Shefford Berkshire

National Animal Welfare Trust rescue and rehoming centre Christmas Fayre do your Christmas shopping! Stalls and fun for everyone and all the money raised goes to the animals in our care. Held in our heated Barn, with a kitchen serving festive goods

 Daxx Reading
Saturday November 22nd 2014 - Sunday November 23rd 2014  10:00 pm - 5:00 am
Zeus Bar & Nightclub Reading Berkshire

DAXX is back at Zeus, Reading on 22nd of November, bringing to you a broad selection of resident and guest DJs forward thinking underground house, raw, bass driven sounds

 Autumn Fair - Together For Short Lives
Wednesday November 26th 2014  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hobbycraft Reading Berkshire

We are holding a Autumn Fair
Our store manager is taking part in a trek up Machu Picchu to raise money for the charity Together For Short Lives. All donations will go to charity and it will be great to get as many people to come along as possible.
Some of the activities at the fair include:Tombola, Name the teddy, Design a Xmas stocking, Handmade decorations, Cake stall, Children’s activities!Face painting
All donations go to Together For Short Lives

 The Christmas Fair at Ascot
Thursday November 27th 2014 - Sunday November 30th 2014  9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Ascot Racecourse Ascot Berkshire

Pick the perfect present from festive food, gorgeous gifts, fine furniture handy homewares, arresting art, tempting toys, jazzy jewellery, charming children’s collections, fabulous fashion and sensational stocking fillers. And delight in a variety of delicious food products from the food hall on the ground floor. Choose 140 carefully-selected boutique companies selling festive gifts and products you won’t usually find on the high street to delight family and friend on Christmas Day. Tickets via website,phone or on the gate.

 Berkshire Events Tribute to The Jersey Boys
Friday November 28th 2014 - Saturday November 29th 2014  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Bracknell Leisure Centre Bracknell Berkshire

Our tribute to Frankie Valli bringing a musical tribute to the Smash West End musical Jersey Boys.The Other Guys’ are one of the UK’s leading tributes to
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
With a collection of classics such as ‘Sherry’, ‘Walk Like A Man’ and ‘Oh What a Night’ this Group is perfect for any occasion and will give you a night to remember.
The event includes resident DJ playing for this event only the best of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
Ticket price includes entry, unallocated seating unless table of 10 reserved and food optional (See ticket options).
Tickets available now.£12pp WITHOUT FOOD, £15pp INCLUDES FOOD, £100 Table of 10 reserved NO FOOD,£130 Table of 10 reserved WITH FOOD

Saturday November 29th 2014 - Wednesday December 24th 2014  9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Whitmoor Forest Ascot Berkshire

LaplandUK is an authentic, award-winning immersive theatrical production which magically transports children to Father Christmas’ arctic homeland; Lapland.
On entering the Arctic wonderland, every family enjoys 3 hours of festive fun, helping the elves in the Toy Factory, decorating gingerbread figures in Mother Christmas’ kitchen, ice-skating, meeting husky dogs and reindeer, visiting the elves village and writing letters from the North Pole post office. Children can even visit the Elf Bank to exchange pounds into Elf currency, the Elf Jingle! The highlight of the day is of course, the final, magical meeting with Father Christmas in his woodland home, where every child receives a luxury keepsake gift

 Winter Arts & Gifts Fayre
Saturday November 29th 2014  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Bradbury Centre Wokingham Berkshire

This year More Arts is bringing you its annual Winter Arts & Gift Fayre which will be larger than ever.
12 local artists will show a wide selection of ceramics, paintings, jewellery, textiles, woodwork and pottery. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase unique, high quality handcrafted gifts. Just in time to get something unusual for Christmas

 BabyExpo Berkshire
Saturday November 29th 2014  10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Rivermead Leisure Complex Reading Berkshire

BabyExpo Berkshire will showcase an amazing range of products and services for bumps, babies and little ones – as well as being a brilliant day out for the whole family!

 Bearwood College Christmas Market
Saturday November 29th 2014  12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Bearwood College Winnersh Berkshire

Over 30 stalls with lots of lovely presents and gifts for all your family and friends.
Hot food and drink will be available in the Mosaic room during the market.

 St Anne’s Manor Christmas Market
Sunday November 30th 2014  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hilton St Anne’s Manor Wokingham Berkshire

An eclectic mix of stalls with a Christmas theme offering tastings and sampling and selling products. Family entertainment is also on offer with children’s choirs and competitions, entertainment and the beautiful surroundings. Free admission

 Wokingham Winter Carnival 2014
Sunday November 30th 2014  11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wokingham Town Centre Wokingham Berkshire

The themed procession is the highlight of the Winter Carnival. Floats and walkers start off from Shute End at 4pm and wind their way through the town as the light fades. The Carnival is a FREE community event held in the town centre with entertainment for all the family.Attractions for the day include fun fair rides, over 100 food, craft and charity stalls, non-stop FREE entertainment including a magic show, Punch & Judy, comedy jugglers, clowns and other special entertainers.Santa’s Grotto is again expected to be in the warmth of the Library from 11am – 3pm

Berkshire Events December 2014

 Christmas Ornaments Fair
Thursday December 4th 2014 - Tuesday December 9th 2014  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Old Fire Station Gallery Henley-on-Thames Berkshire

Our exhibitors have trees as their stands and hang their works on them. The whole installation creates a magical forest where visitors can pick their Christmas ornaments straight from a tree branch

 Thatcham Christmas Lights Celebrations
Friday December 5th 2014  5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thatcham Town Center Thatcham Berkshire

An evening of entertainment which finishes with the town’s Christmas lights being turned on. Visit Santa’s grotto, see the donkeys, enjoy the numerous charity stalls. Hot food and drinks available. Competitions including a treasure hunt around the local shops and businesses. Late night opening at many of the town centre shops. All takes place in The Broadway, Thatcham. FREE car parking in the Kingsland Centre (Waitrose) car park.
Entertainment from 5.30pm. Lights are switched on at 7pm. Due to the event the eastern side of The Broadway will be closed to all traffic from 1pm until midnight on Friday 5th December. All the shops will be open as normal. Organised by Thatcham Town Council

 Christmas Extravaganza
Sunday December 7th 2014  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Woodley Shopping Woodley Berkshire

Woodley Christmas Extravaganza, Santa, Entertainment, choir, market stalls and much more.

 Shaw House Christmas Fair
Sunday December 7th 2014  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shaw House Newbury Berkshire

Christmas crafts, Carols, mulled wine and children christmas parties – where Santa will join them!
£1 entry for adults, children free (includes admission to the house)

 Christmas Fayre at Herons Farm
Monday December 8th 2014  9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Herons Farm Pangbourne Berkshire

Christmas Stalls, Gifts, Jewellery, toys, pottery, raffle, games, facepainting.
Hot Food and refreshments including a bar. Santas Grotto:Meet Santa and bring along your christmas list. receive a gift £5 a child
Santa reindeer rides: 3/4 hour ride followed by meeting santa. 10am,12pm & 3pm Must be booked in advance £35 per child
Mini reindeer riders: can be booked on the day £10 per child.
Chocolate Hunt: 11am and 2pm search our ground with the elves to collect chocolate. best to book in advance Free Entry.

 Stress Free Christmas with Copas Traditional Turkeys
Monday December 8th 2014  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Copas Cookham Dean Berkshire

With over 40 years of experience preparing Christmas, Brenda Copas will demonstrate her top tips for a relaxed Christmas day and a meal that will impress any mother-in-law

 Reading Winter On Ice
Tuesday December 9th 2014 - Sunday January 4th 2015  10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Forbury Gardens Reading Berkshire

Forbury Gardens will be transformed into a Magical Winter Wonderland giving everyone an amazing Christmas Experience. There will be Themed Rides and Attractions, Festival stalls, an array of all your Festive Foods that can be washed down with a seasonal Mulled Wine, a Hot Chocolate or a Bavarian Beer. The main attraction has to be the huge 30m x 12m Real Ice Rink catering for over 120 skaters per session.
For the children we have a Santa’s Grotto that will be open daily closing Christmas Eve.

 Eton Christmas Carol Concert
Wednesday December 10th 2014  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Eton College Eton Berkshire

Remembering 100 years since World War One, the Thames Hospice Eton Christmas Carol Concert takes place on Wednesday 10th December.
Featuring distinguished guests, speakers, carols and readings. This festive evening will be held in one of the country’s most prestigious venues. Enjoy a sparkling reception and canapes, then take a seat for what promises to be a rousing commemoration of The Great War

 Carols by Candlelight
Thursday December 11th 2014  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reading Minster Reading Berkshire

Held in the beautiful surroundings of Reading Minster, our seventh annual Christmas carol concert will be an atmospheric way to start the festive season.his year’s Christmas concert will see performances from local choirs plus readings from some special guests. Individual ticket £10 Family ticket £25 (2 adults and 2 children under 16)

 Caversham Christmas Shopping Festival
Friday December 12th 2014 - Saturday December 13th 2014  4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St.Martins Centre Caversham Berkshire

Caversham Traders are hosting a Christmas Shopping Festival in the middle of Caversham. The local traders will be staying open late for you shop, there will be entertainment, mulled wine, food, music, singing, free samples and offers, truly something for all of the family.
The Festival starts at 4.30 pm on Friday, with the traders staying open until 9pm, with more entertainment, music, fun and special offers on Saturday starting at 10am. Free entry!

 HVS Hurst Annual Christmas Dinner Dance
Saturday December 13th 2014  7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Hurst Village Hall Hurst Berkshire

This year will be a Traditional Christmas theme with all the usual
trimmings. A Grand Draw, a Band and a Disco. Dress code: Black tie. Tickets expected to be £30/£35 as usual. Early reservations can be made by e-mail to Robin

 Rotary Club of Reading 5k Santa Run
Sunday December 14th 2014  9:00 am - 10:30 am
Forbury Gardens Reading Berkshire

The Reading Santa Run will take place on Sunday 14th December starting at 9.00am. It is open to anyone 12 and over and santa suits are included in the price.
Great town centre route starting and finishing at the Forbury Gardens and taking in Broad Street, The Oracle shopping centre and Kennetside paths

 Wartime Christmas Party
Sunday December 14th 2014  2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum of English Rural Life Reading Berkshire

Experience what Christmas was like during the First World War. Meet a land army girl, a nurse, a farmer and other characters from the period – they will tell you what Christmas was like during the First World War and how life had changed for them. There will be a children’s activity and festive refreshments, along with entertainment drawn from our Special Collections archives and of the period. Suitable for children aged 5+

 Carol Evening
Monday December 15th 2014  6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Caversham Court Gardens Caversham Berkshire

sing festive carols with the choir of St Peter’s accompanied by Salvation Army bandsmen and women. The floodlighting will be on in the gardens from 6.15pm. Mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies will be on sale at the Tea Kiosk, also from 6.15pm, in aid of local charities. The bells of St Peter’s will ring out at 7.15pm. In the event of bad weather the carols will be sung in St Peter’s Church

 Vivace Voices Christmas Concert
Wednesday December 17th 2014  2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
St Mary’s Church Thatcham Berkshire

Come and hear us sing carols. Popular Christmas songs and some readings. Then enjoy sumptuous refreshments before you go on your way, looking forward to more Christmas music and festivities. All monies raised are for Marie Curie Cancer Care. £3 at the door, includes programme and refreshments. Park in Waitrose car park

 Readipop Christmas Hootenanny
Friday December 19th 2014  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
South Street Arts Centre Reading Berkshire

If you’ve been good this year why not treat yourself to an evening stuffed with music, magic and mince pies! The Christmas Hootenanny line up includes Samba beats from Beatroots, a quirky set from Readipop’s uke group The Small Strings, exhilarating rhythms from Readipop’s African Drumming group plus more TBA. New to this year’s programme is a short party set from the Team Readipop super group

 Live Nativity
Sunday December 21st 2014  3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Howard Palmer Gardens Wokingham Berkshire

The Bottle Top Theatre Community, in conjunction with Wokingham’s Living Advent Calendar and the churches of Wokingham, proudly brings the true story of Christmas to life. Join the nativity procession from 3pm in the Market Square.
The live performance will be at 4pm in Howard Palmer Gardens

 Children's Christmas Course
Monday December 22nd 2014 - Tuesday December 23rd 2014  9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Kennet Leisure Centre Thatcham Berkshire

We are passionate about providing opportunities for young people to enjoy physical activity and our aim is to ensure that every child enjoys a positive experience.
All of our programmes are designed to promote positive values within a structured learning environment. It is our aim that after attending one of our activities, each child will leave us having enjoyed themselves, learnt new skills, made new friends and definitely feeling good about themselves.

 Cinderella Christmas Panto
Tuesday December 23rd 2014  1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bracknell Leisure Centre Bracknell Berkshire

In association with KIDS charity working with disabled children, young people and their families.Another fun filled fantasy from Berkshire Events to entertain and delight your children this coming Christmas.Show times:
Show 1: 1:00pm
Show 2: 4:30pm
Tickets £5 per person
Suitable for 3 – 12 years.
No story captures the imagination of children more than Cinderella. For two hours* (including interval) they will be transported to the home of Baron Hardup where they will meet Cinderella and all her friends.
Packed solid with Comedy, excitement and adventure, the children will love to cheer their hero, Prince Charming and boo the horrible Step Sisters, Fifi and Lala as they try to keep Cinderella from going to the ball.
They will roar with laughter at the comical antics of Buttons and shout as they have never shouted before when they tell Prince Charming who owns the Glass Slipper.
Tickets on sale NOW Book on line or call

 Murphy James New Years Eve
Wednesday December 31st 2014 - Thursday January 1st 2015  7:00 pm - 1:00 am
The Prince George Inn Eton Berkshire

Celebrate New Years Eve with live music from Murphy James .Buffet throughout the night
A drink to toast in New Year Bar Open till late

 New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Dance
Wednesday December 31st 2014 - Thursday January 1st 2015  7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Holiday Inn Winnersh Berkshire

Welcome in the New Year in style and plan the perfect party for all your friends and family at the Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct10 whilst enjoying music by our famous resident Pianist, followed by a spectacular 5 Course Gala Dinner and dancing until the early hours with a chilled glass of Champagne to bring in the New Year.

Berkshire Events January 2015

 Berkshire Events Comedy Night Bracknell
Saturday January 24th 2015 - Sunday January 25th 2015  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Bracknell Leisure Centre Bracknell Berkshire

Our first Comedy night of 2015 and we’re starting in usual fashion.A massive bumper night of laughs and dancing.5 Comedians for just £5.. YES £5…
Plus our resident DJ keeping the dance floor packed til late.
Acts include:
MC – Tom Glover
Hilary Fox
Stu Turner
Richard James
and headline – Nick Page
Doors open 7:30pm til late Food available to purchase on the night.
Tickets just £5 per person (Over 18’s only)Book a table of 10 and organiser goes free.Call to book now

Sunday January 25th 2015  3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Corn Exchange Newbury Berkshire

Swan Lake tells the tragic love story of Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried.
At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Prince Siegfried’s birthday celebrations. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight; young girls try to attract his attention, as he must choose a wife during the ball. Overcome by the sudden awareness of his future responsibilities, he escapes into the night and meets a strange flock of swans by a magical lake

Berkshire Events February 2015

 Berkshire Events Tribute to Robbie Williams
Saturday February 28th 2015 - Sunday March 1st 2015  7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Bracknell Leisure Centre Bracknell Berkshire

That’s right, not a little bit of Robbie, MAXIMUM ROBBIE..
Performed with the man himself, the real Robbie Williams said it was “Like looking at myself”..
Get ready for a wild night as we unleash Robbie live on stage alongside our resident ROCK DJ for an amazing night..
Tickets £8 in advance £10 on the door subject to availability
Food available to purchase on the night Tickets on sale NOW

Berkshire Events April 2015

 Dancing With The Stars Weekend
Friday April 17th 2015 - Sunday April 19th 2015  All Day
Beaumont Estate Hotel Old Windsor Berkshire

Join BBC Strictly Come Dancing stars Kevin Clifton and Karen Hauer, Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag, Natalie Lowe and Ian Waite, plus Ballroom Champions Warren & Kristi Boyce – see them perform up close & personal, learn to dance with them and hear all about their Strictly journeys. Join the stars for a Strictly experience unlike any other….
Situated in picturesque Old Windsor is the historic Beaumont Estate. This magnificent Principal Hayley 4* Hotel incorporates state of the art facilities, stunning ballrooms, wonderful architecture and beautiful bedrooms & restaurants – all set in spectacular and extensive grounds.
Enjoy dance lessons tailored to your dancing ability plus 3 days of fabulous dance showcases from the stars of TV

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