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Berkshire Events Guide

Berkshire Events September 2016

Alpha Course
Wednesday September 28th 2016 - Wednesday November 30th 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Firestation Centre for Arts & Culture
St Leonards Road

Have you ever wanted to explore the meaning of life or ask challenging questions about the Christian faith? Maybe you’re just curious about church. Alpha welcomes everyone whatever your big questions are and whatever your background and it’s free.

Alpha is a ten week course with a day away in the middle. Each session starts with food or coffee and cake, followed by a short film that looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith. This is followed by a time of informal discussion in small groups.

Berkshire Events October 2016

Curious About Reading
Tuesday October 18th 2016 - Saturday December 31st 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Riverside Museum
Blake's Lock


If you’re curious about the town or city that you’re visiting, you’ll love our self-guided walks which take you to the most fascinating areas – download them, or we’ll post them to you. You’ll discover what’s important, at your own speed, and level of interest

The Whiskey Affair: Reading
Saturday October 22nd 2016
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Great Hall
London Rd

Do you enjoy whiskey? Would you like to discover more about it, but don’t know where to start? Do you like music? Do you like fun?
The Whiskey Affair is for you if you answered ‘Yes!’ to any of these questions. We are coming to Reading for the first time, to the stunning setting of The Great Hall – and have tons of brands of whiskey to share with you.

We are packing the room with three types of whiskey for you to try out to your heart’s content:

Scotch: The best from Scottish whisky distilleries- from the well known to the smaller independents that you are going to fall in love with.

Bourbon: America’s finest bourbons are here to show you what they can offer. Flavoured and packed with variety!

Worldwide Whiskey: Here is where you may discover a whiskey from the Netherlands, Sweden, Taiwan and Japan that you never knew existed!

Saturday October 22nd 2016
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
RG14 5BD

Folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span are touring with a new live show. Maddy Prior – the voice of the band – leads a line-up featuring faces old and new.
2014 saw Steeleye Span emerging on new exciting chapter. With the departure of fiddle player and long-standing member Peter Knight the band introduced Jessie May Smart. A departure to what we have come accustomed to with Steeleye Span, Jessie is a young, vibrant talent.
It also saw the release of a deluxe version of their album ‘Wintersmith in collaboration with Sir Terry Pratchett’ with an extra CD including 4 new studio tracks. A record that delighted long time fans, introduced them to a new audience and broke new creative ground.
Steeleye look forward to continuing this story into 2016, where audiences will see them perform these new gems alongside the classics that have made them one of the most successful British folk rock bands ever.
‘Don’t miss them’ The Independent

Open Day at Bracknell Fire Station – celebrating 50 years
Tuesday October 25th 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bracknell Fire Station
Downshire Way
RG12 7AA

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) are inviting the public to an action-packed open day at Bracknell Fire Station, to celebrate 50 years of the station at the heart of the local community.

The open day will take place on Tuesday 25 October from 10am to 4pm and will feature a range of activities and demonstrations and also provide an opportunity for visitors to meet their local firefighters.

As the open day has been scheduled to take place during the half term break at school, there will be plenty to keep the children entertained, including the chance to have a go with hose reels in a session of target practice, a bouncy castle, interactive games and information on fire safety and several educational demonstrations highlighting the work that firefighters do.

Tuesday October 25th 2016 - Saturday October 29th 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodlands avenue

Showtune is a musical revue celebrating the words and music of Broadway composer Jerry Herman and featuring songs from eight of his musicals.

Bringing a fresh perspective to these award-winning classics, Showtune explores Herman’s poetical lyrics outside of their original context and breathes new energy into his life-affirming songs.

So Put On Your Sunday Clothes and join The Sainsbury Singers for this toe-tapping revue featuring The Best of Times, Hello Dolly, I Won’t Send Roses, Before the Parade Passes By, We Need a Little Christmas, I Am What I Am – and many other classic tunes.
Performances run from 25th – 29th October 2016 at the intimate Oakwood Theatre in Woodley

The Grand Diwali Festival
Friday October 28th 2016
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rivermead Leisure Complex
Richfield Avenue

The Grand Diwali Festival In its 4th successful year running, MASS’ GRAND DIWALI FESTIVAL is back with full of entertainment, stalls, workshops, kids zone, cultural programme and many more surprises! Come and dance the night away with professional DJ, scrumptious food, shopping and unlimited fun for everyone in the family!

Boublil & Schönberg’s THE PIRATE QUEEN
Friday October 28th 2016 - Sunday October 30th 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
BritVic Theatre
London Road


This new musical combines classic storytelling and a sweeping score, with the powerful, vibrant traditions of Irish dance and song, to create a modern musical event that is a thrilling adventure, a timeless romance and an historic epic.
Based on the real-life story of Grace O’Malley, The Pirate Queen tells of a compelling, inspirational woman; a heroine who led an extraordinary life as a pirate, chieftain and mother in 16th Century Ireland. Grace was a fiery, defiant figure with incredible resilience. She was able to unite the feuding clans of Ireland against Elizabeth’s attempt to conquer Ireland, which ultimately brought her to a tense face to face meeting with the Queen of England.
This highly romanticised telling of her life was a collaboration between Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and the producers of the worldwide phenomenon Riverdance.

Saturday October 29th 2016 - Wednesday November 2nd 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kings Ride

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MONOCHROME is a touring photographic exhibition created and supported by The Photographic Angle.

Please check website prior to attendance for latest information as dates may be subject to change.
Disabled visitors are advised to check with us before visiting an exhibition so that suitable access can be provided.

Madness Tribute Night
Saturday October 29th 2016 - Sunday October 30th 2016
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Bracknell Leisure Centre
Bagshot Road
RG12 9SE

We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to bring you the heavy heavy monster sound of the UK’s biggest and best Madness tribute band..

Look forward to another amazing night of tribute music, packed dance floor, boots and braces.

29th October 2016
Bracknell Leisure Centre Forest Suite.


Berkshire Events November 2016

Tuesday November 1st 2016
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Padworth Village Hall and fields
Padworth Lane


The class will last for 45 minutes and include meditation excercises, breath work and relaxation to help you step out of the Drama of life and into the Stillness within

Please bring something comfy to sit on if you want to sit on the floor – chairs will be provided

£6 per class

Once a month this will be a walking Meditation which will take place outside

Please Contact me for details

No Briton Is An Island
Wednesday November 2nd 2016 - Sunday November 6th 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Clarion House
Norreys Drive

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 Briton.

NO BRITON IS AN ISLAND is a touring exhibition created and supported by The Photographic Angle.

Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday November 5th 2016
5:00 pm
Reading Lions Club
Scours Lane

RG30 6AY

5th November 2016 – Our Fireworks Spectacular is returning. to Scours Lane Reading:
Pre booked tickets: Family £15.00 / Adult £6.00 (15yrs plus) / Child £4.00 (5yrs to 15yrs)
On the Gate: Family £18.00 / Adult £7.00 (15yrs plus) / Child £5.00 (5yrs to 15yrs).

A Family is two Adults and three children /under five years of age are free of charge.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at:

107Jackfm (on line only).
Meadway Carpets & Flooring, 15 the Meadway Precinct, Tilehurst RG30 4AA.
The Ironing Lady Ltd, 848 Oxford Road Reading, RG30 1EL.
Daisy Chain Florists, 9 School Road, Tilehurst, RG41 5AR.
The Village Florist, 82 School Road, Tilehurst, RG31 5AW.
Vendela Rose, 92 School Road, Tilehurst, RG31 5AU.
Ibis Sports Clubs, Scours Lane, Tilehurst, RG30 6AY.
We are raising funds for Prostate Cancer Screening and other local causes so please support us

Burnham Football Club Grand FIREWORK DISPLAY
Saturday November 5th 2016
5:15 pm - 11:30 pm
Burnham Football Club
Wymers Wood Road

This year Burnham Football Club is holding a Grand Firework Display. Also in association with the
Holiday of the DIWALI LIGHT FESTIVAL. So a our firework night will be quite spectacular. With many side shows and fun rides it promises to be a memorable evening on Saturday November the 5th
The firework display entrance is£7 per Adult Under 14s £4 Under 5s free. Family of 2 adults 2 kids is£18 entrance. The gates open for the fun area at 5.30 pm Firework Display starts at 7.15. There also is a family disco till late after display. Also a prize for the best fancy dressed Guy Fawkes night boy and girl For Name reservations

The Cecilia Consort – Remembrance
Saturday November 5th 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton

Our autumn concert will include the hauntingly atmospheric Requiem by Manuel Cardoso, and a serene setting of the medieval anthem ‘Take him, earth, for cherishing’ by Herbert Howells, composed following the death of John F Kennedy.

In the beautiful church of Douai Abbey, with its famous resonant acoustic, this will be an evening to remember.
Tickets are £15 / £5 for school age children

The Berkshire Baby & Toddler Show
Sunday November 6th 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rivermead Leisure Complex
Richfield Avenue

The biggest and best parenting event in the county!

Celebrating everything pregnancy to pre-school Berkshire has to offer! Great shopping, wonderful local services, fantastic family entertainment, giveaways, goodie bags, demonstrations, and much more. A great day out whether you are expecting your first, or your fifth!

Readings MEGA Baby & Chilldrens Christmas Market
Sunday November 6th 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meadway Sports Centre
Conwy Close

RG30 4BZ

Baby and Children’s Market nearly new sales UK wide. Parents buy or sell on their quality children’s second hand toys, clothes and equipment at our indoor pop up markets. Buy, Sell and Save a fortune at our nearly new sale

Bonfire Night
Sunday November 6th 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stoke Place
Stoke Green
Stoke Poges

Bonfire Night at Stoke Place Sunday 6th November 2016

Join our celebration of Guy Fawkes Night on Sunday the 6th of November with a spectacular firework display.
A great night out for all the family, including a towering bonfire, face painting, and entertainment. Delicious barbecue food is on the menu for the night as well as a popcorn cart, candyfloss machine and bar available.
Tickets are available from Stoke Place

Advance purchase only at £10
Children under 12 complimentary

Complimentary parking onsite

Mary Howard Christmas Fair
Tuesday November 8th 2016 - Friday November 11th 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Newbury Racecourse plc
Racecourse Road
RG14 7NZ

Mary Howard Christmas Fair. Our stallholders are a large part of what makes the Mary Howard Christmas Fair so special, with each one carefully selected to give you the best shopping offer possible. From beautiful children’s clothes and toys, antiques and glassware, superb items for the kitchen and the home, to Christmas food and funky jewellery, you’ll be able to find something for everyone on your Christmas gifts list.

Fashion Show in aid of Cancer Research UK
Thursday November 10th 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Olympia Ballroom
75 - 77 London Street

The Reading Group for Cancer Research UK, in collaboration with our Broad Street Shop, invite you to our Fashion Show, kindly hosted at the Olympia Ballroom on Thursday November 10th.

This will be a special evening featuring premium clothing available to buy on the night.

Tickets are £10 per person which will include a drink on arrival and a goody bag. There will also be a tombola, raffle and merchandise stalls as well as a licensed bar. Tickets are available from the Cancer Research UK Shop in Broad Street, by emailing

Julia Fordham
Friday November 11th 2016
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
RG14 5BD

The wonderful Julia Fordham is returning to the UK after three sell out tours and is set to delight and entrance her audience yet again with her stunning and sultry voice.
Julia is looking forward to returning to the UK for what promises to be an evening of her classic hits including Happy Ever After, Where Does The Time Go, and Love Moves in Mysterious Ways alongside fan favourites and possibly songs from her forthcoming album.

Rural Community Ownership Event – Hampshire
Saturday November 12th 2016
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Lainston House
Woodman Lane

SO21 2Lt

We are a charity in Woodstock, Oxfordshire and would like to promote our event. We support communities who would like to set up a community enterprise such as shop or pub.

Christmas Fayre
Saturday November 12th 2016
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Grange United Reformed Church
Circuit Lane
RG30 3HD

Many stalls including cakes, festive gifts, crafts, raffle, sweets & preserves, jewellery, fortunate finds, lucky prize stall, toys, charity stalls, Win a Christmas Grocery Hamper, plus seasonal refreshments

Christmas Fair
Sunday November 13th 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Waingels College
Waingels Road

Annual fair selling Christmas gifts and crafts, Stallholders also required – email for details

Christmas Fair
Sunday November 13th 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Waingels College
Waingels Road

Over 50 stalls attending this year, selling a variety of gifts and crafts for those unusual and special presents.
Something for everyone!

Sleeping Beauty
Thursday November 17th 2016 - Sunday January 1st 2017
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Watermill Theatre
RG20 8AE

A quirky, comic re-telling of the classic fairy story through the eyes of the mischievous Fairy Goody. Having condemned the beautiful princess to
an enchanted sleep in a t of anger, she then has to seek out a suitably brave and handsome prince to break the spell. But the dashing prince doesn’t match up to expectations and Beauty’s happy ever after doesn’t quite go to plan.
An enchanted forest, fantastical creatures and a mother-in-law who turns out
to be an ogre combine to create an entertaining story that will be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Expect a touch of Roald Dahl in this acclaimed version by Rufus Norris with plenty of original music. A magical Christmas show like no other!
Suitable for age 4 upwards.

The Panic Pit Stop Workshop
Saturday November 19th 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
200 Brook Drive


The Panic Pit Stop Workshop gives you the tools you need
to put panic, worry and anxiety behind you.

This is a practical workshop crafted to help you acquire, absorb and use the modern powerful tools available to delete panic, worry and anxiety from your life. After attending this workshop, you will be well equipped to change your life for the better.

The basis of the workshop is a proven combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dr. Purves’s own Active Self Help system.

Friday November 25th 2016 - Saturday December 31st 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
RG14 5BD

Expect mischief, mayhem and plenty of silliness in the Corn Exchange’s 2016 Pantomime – Cinderella!

Poor old Cinders slaves away all day, clearing up after her evil step-mother and her gruesome ugly sisters. But with a sprinkling of fairy dust and a particularly large pumpkin her luck is about to change!

Will the hunky Prince Charming fall head over heels? And will Cinderella make it home by the time the clock strikes midnight?

Prepare for an action-packed tale full of songs, mischief and plenty of magic. Our ever popular pantomime has become a fun-filled tradition for the families of Newbury and beyond. Grab your tickets early for our next big festive treat.

Out of Africa Charity Ball
Saturday November 26th 2016 - Sunday November 27th 2016
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Hilton Hotel
Drake Way


You are cordially invited to join us for our annual Out of Africa Charity Ball.

What to expect:
You will enjoy a drinks reception, delicious three course meal, live African entertainment, arts & crafts, disco, charity auction and raffle; all in celebration of the joy and hope that comes out of Africa. We offer you this remarkable experience in the exclusive Windsor Ballroom.

This is the ideal event for a Christmas party out of the ordinary, or simply for a fun, unique experience to share with friends and colleagues, while at the same time raising vital funds to change the lives of children in Zimbabwe.

Prepare to be taken on a journey through Africa, immersing yourself in its diverse culture. Feel the buzz, celebrate the work we do, and discover how you could create better futures.

Timings: 7pm-1am

Tickets: £50 each. £450 for a table of 10, saving £5 a head.

Dress code: Black Tie or African

Why support us:
Creating Better Futures harnesses the talents and passion of volunteers. With no salaries to pay a higher percentage of your donation goes directly to our education projects in Zimbabwe.

80s night with Bon Jovi Tribute
Saturday November 26th 2016 - Sunday November 27th 2016
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Bracknell Leisure Centre
Bagshot Road
RG12 9SE

It’s that time of year when we rewind back to the AWESOME 80s..

This year to complement all things neon, big hair and so very much half way there, we are delighted to have Wrong Jovi LIVE on stage. The UKs best Bon Jovi tribute band.

Alongside our awesome 80s DJ, we look forward to another amazing night with youall at Bracknell Leisure Centre.

Tickets are just £10 per person
As “Always” – £90 for a table of 10.

Whether you’re just friends or a local group looking for a great Christmas get together, this is YOUR NIGHT..
Book now.

Doors open 7:30pm
Food available to purchase from bar before 9pm
Tickets on sale now by phone and on line. (No fee’s by phone)

Berkshire Events December 2016

Roc Search Reading Charity Santa Run
Sunday December 4th 2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Forbury Gardens
The Forbury

5km Reading town centre route starting in Forbury Gardens, taking in Broad Street, the Oracle Shopping Centre Riverside, Kennetside and finishing back in Forbury Gardens.
1km Mini Santa Run for age 10 and under. Under eights must be accompanied by an adult.

Run or walk the route.
Entry includes a free santa costume, medal and goody bag.
How about putting together a company or family team?
The run began in 2014 raised over £44,000 in it’s first two years. Please help us to make this a special Christmas for the local charities supported by asking friends , family and workmates to sponsor you on the run – just £10 of sponsorship from each runner would make an enormous difference to the charities supported.

The Christmas Fairy’s Tale
Thursday December 8th 2016 - Saturday December 10th 2016
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Milestone Centre
Milestone Way Precinct


A brand new festive panto for all the family by Roger Utting.
The Fairy has had enough of spending her Christmas sitting on top of the tree (and who can blame her), and has returned to Fairy tale land for a change. But without her, Christmas is just not the same. Can she be persuaded to return? Or will the Wicked Doris get to her first ?
The Christmas Fairy’s Tale takes the traditional panto characters and style, and showers it all with Festive sparkle, making it the perfect start for your Family Christmas.
8th, 9th December 8pm
10th December 2pm and 7pm
Tickets £8.50/£8 Concs Tickets online

ADS Charity Santa Fun Run 2016
Sunday December 11th 2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dorney Lake
Court Lane

A family friendly event raising vital funds to support local People with Dementia, their Carers & Families in Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead, Slough, Langley & all points between.

We are delighted to announce that our very popular ‘ADS’ Annual Santa Fun Run will take place on Sunday 11th December 2016 from 12 noon (with starters’ orders at 12.45pm) and we’d all love to see you there!

What is it? It is a 5k Run (walk, wheel or jog) which is approx 3.1 miles once round Dorney Lake – Home of the Olympic Rowing events 2012. This is a major fundraising event for us at ‘ADS’, so please encourage as many people to take part and/or sponsor you as you can. Everyone can participate, including Dogs on leads and kids on scooters (both with responsible owners though please!), all are very welcome. There will also be activities and background entertainment to make your day more special whilst doing some good by raising valuable funds to help make a difference for the people we choose to support.

Christmas Singing Afternoon
Sunday December 11th 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Charvil Village Hall
Park Lane
RG10 9TR

Fun singing afternoon for female voices led by local music teacher and choir director Suzanne Newman. Come and sing some great Christmas songs arranged for SA choir. £10 / £7 for those under 18 – includes music and refreshments. Book places by contacting Suzanne

Berkshire Events January 2017

New beginners Tai Chi Class from Berkshire Tai Chi
Thursday January 5th 2017 - Thursday February 23rd 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Earley crescent
Warbler Drive
Lower Earley


This new 8-week Introduction to Tai Chi programme will provide an insight into traditional Chen style Tai Chi Chuan for those with no previous experience; either of Tai Chi in general or of Chen style in particular.

You will be introduced to the origins, principles and practices of Tai Chi, and you will make a start on the Chen family form (which is widely considered to be the original style of Tai Chi). This is a set sequence of moves for balance and power which have to be memorised and which represent the basis of all subsequent training.

The classes are suitable for a range of ages and fitness levels.

Berkshire Events April 2017

Dancing With The Stars Weekend
Friday April 21st 2017 - Sunday April 23rd 2017
All Day
Beaumont Estate Hotel
Burfield Road
Old Windsor

Join BBC Strictly Come Dancing stars Karen Clifton, Kevin Clifton, Aljaz Skorjanec, Janette Manrara, Giovanni Pernice, British National & IDU World Ballroom Champions Warren & Kristi Boyce plus Argentine Tango stars Leandro Palou & Maria Tsiatsiani – 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 with the stars plus 3 days of fabulous dance showcases from the stars of TV

For more info & to book your places checkout

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