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Berkshire Events November 2014

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

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

Saturday November 29th 2014 - Sunday December 21st 2014 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Savill Garden
Englefield Green

Father Christmas is sending some of his elves from their home in LaplandUK to help children prepare for Christmas every weekend from 29 November to 21 December in an indoor magical woodland glade. They are running 30 minute workshops which are £7.50 per child per session. There is a gift for each child, which the elves have brought with them from their home to thank the children for their help. Tickets are available now by calling 01784 435 544.
Visit The Savill Garden in December (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)and follow the Elf Trail to help the elves find the Christmas presents Father Christmas has accidentally dropped from his sleigh. Elf Trail is £3.50 per trail. Entry to The Savill Garden is free throughout December. Normal car park charges apply

Berkshire Events December 2014

Tuesday December 9th 2014 - Sunday January 4th 2015 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Forbury Gardens

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.

Friday December 12th 2014 - Wednesday December 24th 2014 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
John Nike Leisuresport Complex

Join us at Bracknell Ski and Snowboard Centre and come spend some time with Santa!!
Start your 2 hour experience by meeting Mrs Clause who will tell you a Christmas Story followed by helping you write your letter to Santa. Then design your Christmas cards to send to your family and take part in our Arts and Crafts.
End your experience by riding the only Chairlift in the UK to meet Santa and his elves and if you have been good, there may even be a present waiting for you.
It is strongly recommended you pre-book your space
Weekdays 5pm-7pm Weekends and Christmas Holidays 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm and 4pm-6pm.Dates and times do vary

Wednesday December 17th 2014 - Saturday January 3rd 2015 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Performing Arts Centre

Reading Rep present a magical adaptation of Clement Clarke Moore’s festive poem.
Join us at the North Pole and meet the ‘Santa Scientist’. Discover her story about the night she met a certain twinkly eyed, round-bellied chap.
Originally written for his two daughters in 1923, Clement Clarke Moore’s much-loved ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas is still read to millions of children around the world today. This beautifully delicate adaptation, with stunning projection, is sure to be a family favourite this Christmas.
Suitable for all ages. Perfect for 4 to 10 year olds Running Time 1 Hour
Inspired by Clement Clarke Moore’s poem. Adapted by Douglas Rintoul with Thomas Padden. Directed by Paul Stacey
11am – 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28 December
3pm – 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28 December, and 2, 3 January
6pm – 17, 18, 19 December, and 3 January

Friday December 19th 2014 - Saturday December 20th 2014 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Running Horse Pub

DJ Fest is in aid of a local Community Interest Company, called OMpassion CIC. Funds raised go towards the promotion and delivery of FREE educational talks and workshops for people in Bracknell and surrounding towns.
We have a prize give-away including M&S Voucher, No.7 Gift products, hair treatment vouchers, lunch at the Running Horse for two and a 3 course lunch with champagne, for two people, at Gordon Ramsay’s Savoy Grill

Friday December 19th 2014 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
South Street Arts Centre

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

Saturday December 20th 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Compton Village Hall

Family bingo in village hall, children welcome. Fundraising in aid of the Compton Village Hall registered charities funds. Tea, coffee, canned drinks, crisps and sweets served half time. Fish and chip van outside from 6pm. Ticket price: £1 per 10 game book, £6.00 per sheet of 6 books

Sunday December 21st 2014 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Howard Palmer Gardens

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

Monday December 22nd 2014 - Tuesday December 23rd 2014 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Kennet Leisure Centre

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.

Tuesday December 23rd 2014 1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bracknell Leisure Centre

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

Wednesday December 31st 2014 - Thursday January 1st 2015 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
The Prince George Inn

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

Wednesday December 31st 2014 - Thursday January 1st 2015 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
The Fox and Hounds Theale

Rockabilly and rockabella themed New Years Eve party taking us back to the 50s and 60s. Rock with us from 7.30pm. Burger boppers from 10pm till late. Contact to book your place.

Wednesday December 31st 2014 - Thursday January 1st 2015 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Holiday Inn

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

Thursday January 1st 2015 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sunninghill Wheelbarrow Race annual, fun-filled family event organised by the Rotary Club of Ascot together with the Local Community, in aid of the Ascot District Day Centre.
The aim of the race is for teams of four men and or women and children to push a wheelbarrow with one of their number in it, around the marshalled course of One Mile. Along the way there are six stopping points, including three pubs and three other fuelling stations, where each member drinks either a ½ pint of beer, soft drink or water. Although this is called a race, and indeed there are trophies or cups for the fastest men’s and women’s team (using a traditional type wheelbarrow with just one wheel), it is also a fancy dress parade and there are prizes for the team with the best fancy dress and for the team raising the most sponsorship money.
It will start just past the Upper Village Road entrance to the public car park behind St Michael’s School in the centre of Sunninghill and finish on School Road, just past the entrance to the School
We expect it to run from noon until 1pm. Spectators are welcome from say 11:30 am to watch the racers getting ready and to admire the fancy dress, on the racers and on the wheelbarrows.

After the race ends and the fancy dress has been judged, the village retreats to the carpenters for hog roast, refreshment, prize-giving, photographs and the raffle draw.
We are now taking entries and a form is available on the website

Saturday January 10th 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bomb Site Car park

A leisurely walk around the wonderful Bowdown Woods, stopping to identify and learn about the wealth of majestic trees.
Join the Linking the Landscape Project Officer to find out more about the trees on this flagship reserve. Learn to identify the trees in the winter by their bark, shape, and place. Trees can tell us a great deal about the different habitats within the woodland and the wildlife that lives there.
Please bring with you warm clothes, waterproofs and sturdy shoes/boots. Binoculars if you have them.
Grid reference SU505653

Friday January 16th 2015 7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
Wokingham Music Club

Live Music from The Small Fakers the UK’s only tribute to the Small Faces.
They will be joined by Belgium Coffee or Not, a Belgian band based in Brussels.
Soho and Renaud record music quite electric but where vocal harmonies have an important place.

Sunday January 18th 2015 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Crowne Plaza Reading

All the needs of your special day under one roof enhanced by a beautiful venue with staff and exhibitors to help with ideas and provide services for your wedding

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

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 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hilton Reading

The wedding fair with over 40 exhibitors is held in the Windsor Ballroom offering a wide a variety of local wedding services as well as some big High Street names all keen to help you plan your Big Day. Admission is Free so bring along friends and family to help you choose wedding services for your big day. Fashion shows at 12.30pm and 2.30pm

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

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

Sunday January 25th 2015 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St John’s Church

Newbury Chamber Choir An Opera of Daniel 13th century music drama in a new version by Edward Lambert.
The biblical story of Daniel is well-known: the writing on the wall at Belshazzar’s feast, Daniel’s rise to power, his fall at the hands of conspirators who cast him into the lions’ den. What is not so well-known is this marvellous work written for the post-Christmas festivities known as the Feast of Fools; with its catchy tunes and rousing choruses it fully deserves to be called the world’s earliest surviving opera. This modern but respectful rendition – accompanied by a jazz quartet – aims to recreate some of the excitement of its first performance by the students and scholars of Beauvais Cathedral nearly 800 years ago. Family friendly. Lasts about 50 mins

Wednesday January 28th 2015 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Waingels College

Everything You Need for a Prom! Dresses, suits, hair, beauty, nails, transport and more

Friday January 30th 2015 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Progress Theatre

Jazz at Progress is presented in association with Jazz in Reading, Anglo-American jazz group featuring internationally acclaimed British piano sensation Gwilym Simcock, Salford guitarist and UK treasure Mike Walker, and American bass and drums superstars Steve Rodby and Adam Nussbaum

Saturday January 31st 2015 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Paul’s Church

Reading Symphony Orchestra concert Brighten up midwinter in Wokingham by coming to St Paul’s church for an inspiring combination of Britten clarinet intrigue and Mendelssohn Italian sunshine! The orchestra is delighted to be joined by clarinet virtuoso Nicholas Shipman (described as a “star” by The Times), who will be dazzling us with his performance of Britten’s Movements for a Clarinet Concerto. Only recently re-discovered, the first Movement was written by Britten in 1943 for jazz legend Benny Goodman; the second and third Movements were later completed by Colin Matthews from sketches written by Britten in the early 1940s, discovered, with the completed first Movement, in a suitcase confiscated by counter-espionage officers whilst Britten was en route to the USA. A great chance to hear a great “new” concerto by the great composer. In the second half, the orchestra will be performing Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 (the “Italian”), which he completed in 1833 following his grand tour of Europe. Probably his most famous and popular work, it is bursting with optimism and was described by Mendelssohn in a letter to his sister as “the jolliest piece I have ever done”. Weber’s sparkling Oberon Overture will open the concert.
Weber: Overture: Oberon
Britten: Movements for a Clarinet Concerto (soloist: Nicholas Shipman)
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A (“Italian”)
Tickets: £13 adult, £5 students and under-18s; available from the RSO Box Office or on the door (subject to availability)

Berkshire Events February 2015

Friday February 13th 2015 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The Corn Exchange

Monster Ceilidh Band are on a crusade to bring a powerfully modern and un-patronising approach to ceilidh fusion music.
Monster Ceilidh Band’s music embraces the old dance traditions, while translating them into blood-quickening crescendos for the twenty-first century nightclub audience.

Wednesday February 18th 2015 - Friday February 20th 2015 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
REME Museum of Technology

This will be the last Half Term Activities in Arborfield. There will be activities throughout the museum. Plus our Mini Assault Course will be open, run by real REME Soldiers! A change of clothes might be needed. Suitable for children aged 5-12

Wednesday February 18th 2015 - Saturday February 21st 2015 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
John O’Gaunt School

Whistle Down the Wind revolves around the time and place where the word teenager was invented. Swallow, a 15 year-old-girl growing up in America’s deep South in the fifties, discovers a mysterious man hiding out in a barn. When she asks who he is and the first words he utters are “Jesus Christ”, it’s as if all her prayers have been answered. Swallow and the town’s other children vow to protect the stranger from the world that waits outside – the townspeople who are determined to catch a fugitive hiding it their midst. As fantasy and reality collide, Swallow is torn between the two and begins to discover who she is and where she is going. The emotive score combines hauntingly beautiful love songs and explosive rock music with lyrics by acclaimed rock’n’roll songwriter Jim Steinman. The score contrasts the relentless influence of the modern world with the traditional values of the old days – something which the community at the heart of Whistle Down the Wind yearns to return to
Performances nightly at 7:15 plus Saturday Matinee performance at 2:15pm

Saturday February 28th 2015 - Sunday March 1st 2015 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Bracknell Leisure Centre

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 March 2015

Saturday March 14th 2015 - Sunday March 15th 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ascot Racecourse

Plan your perfect day at Berkshire’s premier bridal exhibition which will bring together over 80 of the region’s finest wedding suppliers under one roof from venues to bridal designers, cake-makers to stationers, photographers to florists. There will be stunning choreographed catwalk shows taking place three times daily at 11.30am, 1.15pm and 3pm, live entertainment performances, a champagne bar where you can toast to your future plus free copies of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Bride magazine. Tickets are £5 each or £15 for a group of four in advance available from Tickets are £7.50 on the day

Berkshire Events April 2015

Friday April 17th 2015 - Sunday April 19th 2015 All Day
Beaumont Estate Hotel
Old Windsor

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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