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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 September 2014

 The Hound Of The Baskervilles
Wednesday September 3rd 2014  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wokingham Theatre Wokingham Berkshire

Charity performance of the play The Hound Of The Baskervilles
by Sir Conan Doyle Adapted by Steve Canny and John Nicholson
A wonderful spoof in support of the Rotary Club of Wokingham


 Cold Ash Brass Community Band
Thursday September 4th 2014  6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
St. Mark’s School Thatcham Berkshire

Cold Ash Brass launch their community band. It is aimed at players of all ages and abilities to encourage people to enjoy making music together


 Cookham Regatta
Saturday September 6th 2014  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Moor Cookham Berkshire

A day of family entertainment organised by Rotarians. Race in Canoe-cats, Dragon Boats or row boat. Enter the “Cookham Challenge” for a mixed teams of 16 combining boat races with a tug of war, volleyball and the unique ‘funny walk’. Alternatively relax with with family entertainments,; try riding a Segway, Children’s Rides, Bouncy Castles, Slides, Water ball, Bungee, Sumo Suits, Brass Band, Stalls, Silent Auction, Classic Cars. Enjoy the beer, pimms, scout burger bar, local curries and thai food.Admission: £5.00, £1.00 (U 16) Free Car parking


 FESTIVAL OF FOOD & WINE RACEDAY
Saturday September 6th 2014  11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Ascot Racecourse Ascot Berkshire

Festival of Food & Wine. In between a thrilling seven-race card, be inspired by an array of tantalising local food and wines from around the world.
Celebrity chef, and star of BBC One’s Saturday Kitchen, James Martin will be returning for a second year with a cooking demonstration, while there are numerous incredible food and wine stalls to visit.


 Try windsurfing, paddlesports and sailing
Sunday September 7th 2014 - Sunday September 21st 2014  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bray Lake Watersports Maidenhead Berkshire

Bray Lake Watersports centre in Maidenhead is offering taster sessions in windsurfing, paddlesports and sailing.
Sessions will cost just £10 each


 Italia in Piazza
Sunday September 7th 2014  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Woodley Shopping Woodley Berkshire

Real Italian food market with great genuine Italian atmosphere and wonderful foods, Cheeses, Breads, Salamis, Olive Oils, Pastries etc Crockhamwell Road Woodley


 Wokingham Wedding Fair
Sunday September 7th 2014  11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hilton St Anne’s Manor Wokingham Berkshire

This event is full with local wedding businesses offering you a wide range of choice whatever your wedding budget. Here you will find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to shop in and Bridal Fashion Shows at 12.30 and 2.30. Admission is Free


 Bracknell Bees v Swindon Wildcats
Sunday September 7th 2014  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
John Nike Leisuresport Complex Bracknell Berkshire

Bracknell Bees v Swindon Wildcats at John Nike Leisuresport Complex


 Darwin and FitzRoy
Monday September 8th 2014 - Saturday September 13th 2014  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Progress Theatre Reading Berkshire

One was the father of evolution; the other the father of meteorology. Both men changed the world – but while one man is revered, the other is forgotten.
Set during the voyage of the Beagle and in later years, Darwin & FitzRoy plots the friendship and tension between Charles Darwin and the Beagle’s captain, Robert FitzRoy. Both men of science and men of faith, Juliet Aykroyd’s witty and poignant play charts charts the relationship between two giants of modern science on their celebrated voyage around the world, and catalogues the demons besetting both.
Uniquely, every performance of this play will be preceded by an event exploring Fitzroy’s life, life scientific under sail, the music inspired by the Sea and the use of old ship’s logs in modern climate research.
Accompanying the play and the events will be an exhibition of weather-inspired art by two Reading artists, Julia Rogers and Roxana Tohaneanu-Shields.
Darwin & FitzRoy is a joint production between Progress Theatre and WAM, the Festival of Weather, Arts and Music.
This production of DARWIN & FITZROY is by special arrangement with Stay Thirsty Media, Inc.


 Arts & Crafts Market
Thursday September 11th 2014  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Market Place Wokingham Berkshire

British handmade crafts and original artwork sold in an outdoor market on the high street. A lovely selection of craft workers stalls, many of which take private commissions. Come to our craft market and you will have the opportunity to purchase something truly original


 Heritage Open Day
Thursday September 11th 2014  11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Community Centre Sandhurst Berkshire

The Great War, 1914-1918 An exhibition of all available war records of the men of Sandhurst, Berkshire who served in The Great War together with a comprehensive collection of photographs of Sandhurst during the early years of the last century. Picnic and play facilities on the adjacent park. Free Entry


 Meet Romy Fraser
Thursday September 11th 2014  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thrive Beech Hill Berkshire

Talk by Romy Fraser, founder of Neal’s Yard Organics, with canapes and fizz.
Come and enjoy a fascinating evening. ‘Creating a business based on plants: the story behind Neal’s Yard Remedies and Trill Farm’ is the topic brought to us by early organic skincare pioneer Romy Fraser.
Tickets are just £15 include a tour of the gardens, glass of fizz and canapes before the talk. There will also be a bar and raffle.
Would you like to sponsor this event too? This can be done be done by letting us know which size advert you would like to have in the programme. It’s just £15 quarter page, £30 half page or £60 for a whole page.
For more information please call Janine Lewis on 0118 988 5688. Tickets can be booked on line here.
This year we are opening our garden gates in Beech Hill as often as we can! We hope our programme of events offers something for everyone and all proceeds will be ploughed back into Thrive so we can continue to make a difference to the people we help


 200 Faces
Saturday September 13th 2014 - Wednesday September 17th 2014  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thames Valley Park 2 Reading Berkshire

A showcase of 200 faces each telling a story of its very own. This exhibition brings together the work of photographers who’ve all taken the face as their subject. Here we see the canvas on which all our emotions played out exposed. Suffering, happiness, contentment, frustration and anxiety.
200 FACES 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. Free admission


 Slough Canal Festival
Saturday September 13th 2014 - Sunday September 14th 2014  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bloom park Langley Berkshire

The Slough Canal Festival is held every September with a great range of activities and events by the water. The 2014 festival will take place on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 September. boat trips canal wares,arts & crafts,canal fishing,mobile farm,healthy walks,kids activities,refreshments,meet the official Dulux dog,
main arena acts and lots more


 Newbury Real Ale Festival
Saturday September 13th 2014  12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Northcroft playing fields Newbury Berkshire

Newbury Real Ale Festival takes place at Northcroft playing fields The festival runs on a drink token system, in order to speed up the process of serving drinks! With over 4000 people expected to attend and upwards of 30 bar staff at any one time, we don’t want to hold you up by having to provide change. Please note that tokens are non-refundable. Entertainment, Face painting real ales and cider


 Bracknell Bees v Manchester Phoenix
Saturday September 13th 2014  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
John Nike Leisuresport Complex Bracknell Berkshire

The arena also offers a range of hot and cold food, a fully licensed bar and free parking to make for a great night out with your family, work colleagues or friends.
There are a range of individual, group, family and concession tickets available to make for a great value night out.
Various family, student, group, concession, Armed Forces and Blue Light worker offers available


 Open Air Cinema
Saturday September 13th 2014  6:15 pm - 11:00 pm
Shaw House Newbury Berkshire

Les Miserable at Shaw House Certificate 12, running time 170 mins. Gates open at 6.15pm so please bring a picnic, enjoy our barbeque, Pimms tent and other light refreshments including some of our lovely New Forest ice cream before the show starts Tickets: Adults £12.50, Children/Students £8.50 Gates 6.15pm, film starts at sunset


 Take That Tribute
Saturday September 13th 2014 - Sunday September 14th 2014  7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Liberty Newbury Greenham Business Park Berkshire

Recreating the magic of Take That with our tribute night. Live music of all of Take Thats hits


 Last Night of the Proms
Saturday September 13th 2014  7:15 pm - 10:30 pm
St. John’s Hall Mortimer Berkshire

The Last Night of the Proms will be beamed live into St John’s Hall, Mortimer on Saturday 13th September 2014 at 7.15 pm Tickets £20 to include fish and chips and a glass of wine Drinks Bar available.


 Ufton Court Family Open Day
Sunday September 14th 2014  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ufton Court Ufton Nervet Berkshire

Activities will include:,BBQ,Farm animals,Willow weaving,Wall climbing,Puppet shows,Make a Viking spear ,Archery ,Storytelling ,Celtic jewellery workshop
And many more ! Bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds
No dogs allowed. Small charges for some activities free parking


 Beat presents ComEDy Gala
Monday September 15th 2014  8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Comedy Store London

Joining MC Dave Chawner will be the brilliant Katherine Ryan, Patrick Monahan, Juliette Burton, Adam Kay and Nat Luurtsema. This event “Beat presents ComEDy Gala” is a fundraising and charity event that has been organised by the charity Beat. Beat is the UK’s leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or issues with food, weight and shape. As part of Beat’s 25th Anniversary celebrations we’ve organised a fantastic night of entertainment at London’s Comedy Store on the 15th of September. The event will start at 8pm but doors will open from 6:30pm where there will be happy hour at the bar until 7:30pm. Ticket prices are: standard £15.00, Student, Unwaged and Senior Citizens £12.00. To book tickets online


 Royal County Of Berkshire Show
Saturday September 20th 2014 - Sunday September 21st 2014  All Day
Newbury Showground Hermitage Berkshire

Variety of displays and working rural crafts, showcase of the best of breeds in the livestock classes,top international riders battle it out in a packed programme of show jumping,Cookery Theatre,Craft Marquee,farriers,variety of food for you to try & buy,Light & Heavy Horse sections,hot air balloons,Vintage area will have a static display of tractors and much more something for everyone young and old


 Dog Trouble Family Fun Dog Show
Saturday September 20th 2014  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dog Trouble Unit 1 Birchin Inhams Farm Wokingham Berkshire

The Dog Trouble Foundation are delighted to invite you to join us for a Family Fun Dog Show on Saturday September 20th at the Dog Trouble Centre in Wokingham Families can bring their dogs along to enjoy the day and enter them in fun dog classes such as waggiest tail, most balanced dog, top rescue dog, golden oldie and Junior Pack Leader. There will also be a demonstration on dog agility with the opportunity for visitors and their dogs to try it for themselves, plus tips and advice on dog grooming and dog behaviour. Fun competitions and activities, such as face painting, will be taking place throughout the event.


 Eton College Community Fair
Saturday September 20th 2014  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Eton College Windsor Berkshire

Day of fund raising by the boys of Eton College and more than 50 local charities. They are joined by a range of artisan producers offering distinctive handicraft, clothing and food. Additional attractions include live music and an upmarket jumble sale in the splendid setting of School Hall


 Spencers Wood Carnival
Saturday September 20th 2014  12:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Spencers Wood Recreation Ground Spencers Wood Berkshire

A fantastic day of family fun, delicious food and exciting entertainment. The aim is to provide something for everyone, with fairground rides, craft workshops and games for the children, lots of stalls selling everything from jewellery and clothes to books and toys, great music, and our popular licensed bar run by the Farriers Arms pub


 Bracknell Bees v Peterborough Phantoms
Saturday September 20th 2014  6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
John Nike Leisuresport Complex Bracknell Berkshire

The arena also offers a range of hot and cold food, a fully licensed bar and free parking to make for a great night out with your family, work colleagues or friends.
There are a range of individual, group, family and concession tickets available to make for a great value night out.
Various family, student, group, concession, Armed Forces and Blue Light worker offers available.


 Bravo Berkshire The High Sheriff's Gala
Saturday September 20th 2014  8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Theatre Royal Windsor Berkshire

Windsor Festival and the Royal County’s High Sheriff, Christopher Khoo, are pleased to present a special evening of entertainment to raise money for a range of Berkshire-based charities hosted by one of the nation’s favourite broadcasters, Sir Terry Wogan


 Ruby’s Vintage & Retro Fair
Saturday September 27th 2014  10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Newbury College Newbury Berkshire

Great vintage event at Newbury College Lovely people selling fabulous vintage clothes and accessories, jewellery, china, home ware, kitchenalia, toys, upcycled and vintage furniture, retro gifts


 Trinity Concert Band Autumn Spectacular
Saturday September 27th 2014  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Great Hall Reading University Reading Berkshire

Trinity Concert Band Autumn Spectacular featuring the world premiere of Stephen Roberts Euphonium Concerto performed by David Childs. Also in the program Frank Ticheli, Peter Graham


 Bracknell Hilton Wedding Fair
Sunday September 28th 2014  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bracknell Hilton Bracknell Berkshire

This large fair has an extensive range of local exhibitors offering you fantastic choice for every budget. The Bridal Fashion Shows are at 12.30 and 2.30 showing the latest styles and colours for you wedding outfit.


 Wedding Fair at the Sir Christopher Wren Hotel
Sunday September 28th 2014  11:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Sir Christopher Wren Hotel Windsor Berkshire

Full of exiting wedding exhibitors. The perfect location to hold such a special wedding fair. Historic Royal Windsor , overlooked by the famous Windsor Castle and located on a beautiful stretch of the River Thames. This is the main reason for holding one of Berkshire’s Premier Wedding Fairs to be organised by Dream Wedding Fairs. The hotel boasts 3 naturally lit banqueting suites making Sir Christopher Wren the perfect choice for a fair and for your perfect day. This really is also a picture-perfect setting for a wedding. Sir Christopher Wren has everything you need to make sure it’s a day to remember, for many years to come


 Henley Literary Festival
Monday September 29th 2014 - Sunday October 5th 2014  10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Kenton Theatre Henley-on-Thames Berkshire

Now in its eighth year, the Henley Literary Festival takes place at venues across the picturesque riverside town, from an historic theatre to a boat on the Thames. In 2014 we have 150 talks, interviews and performances taking place between September 29th to October 5th. Speakers including Doreen Lawrence, Geoffrey Boycott, Princess Michael of Kent, Dawn O’Porter and Nicholas Parsons appear alongside bestselling novelists like Jojo Moyes, David Nicholls, Esther Freud, Jenny Colgan and Tony Parsons. Plus a full line-up of events for children aged two and up. For more information visit our website for venues and times


Berkshire Events October 2014

 Bucklebury Beerfest
Saturday October 4th 2014  12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bucklebury Village Bucklebury Berkshire

ANNUAL BUCKLEBURY BEERFEST: 4TH OCTOBER 2014
This popular event will take place again this year. Plenty to eat, plenty refreshments, trade stalls, children’s activities, live music by several local bands, raffle, tea, pimms etc. Free admission The popular Farmer’s Market will be expanded and there will be a great mix of local trade stands. Bucklebury Village Recreation Ground Berkshire


 Blitz Day
Sunday October 5th 2014  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
REME Museum of Technology Arborfield Berkshire

Join the “On Parade 1940’s” re-enactment group and go back in time and capture the spirit of the Blitz at the REME Museum. Entry to the Blitz Day is included in the museum admission price. Suitable for the whole family. Event included in museum admission


 The Merchant of Venice
Thursday October 9th 2014 - Saturday October 11th 2014  7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Loddon Hall Twyford Berkshire

Twyford and Ruscombe Theatre Group perform The Merchant of Venice .Shakespeare understood humanity better than any playwright before or since. He wrote one play in particular that brilliantly captures these issues in a manner that resonates more than any other with modern times – The Merchant of Venice. Come and immerse yourself in the characters of Bassanio, Antonio, Shylock, Portia and Jessica and let Shakespeare make you think about how you see the world


 Rocktoberfest Hurst
Saturday October 18th 2014 - Sunday October 19th 2014  6:30 pm - 12:00 am
St Nicholas School Field Hurst Berkshire

Rocktoberfest returns for its second year to Hurst. Local ales, Hog roast and live music to rock the village. Bands to be confirmed


 THE SHOWMAN’S SHOW 2014
Wednesday October 22nd 2014 - Thursday October 23rd 2014  9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Newbury Showground Hermitage Berkshire

The Showman’s Show The Outdoor Event Services Exhibition is the UK’s original and most comprehensive exhibition of products, services and entertainment for the outdoor and special event world. At the excellent setting of Newbury Showground.
Animal Displays,Bands & Music,Car, Motor Cycle & Truck Displays
Children’s Entertainment,Circus Acts & Clowns,Dog Handling & Sheepdog Displays,Entertainment Agencies,Equestrian Displays,Extreme Sports,Falconry & Bird of Prey Displays,Fireworks, Lasers & Special Effects,Fun Fairs & Amusements. Contractors and service from Audio, Visual & Radio Communications
Badges, Rosettes, Trophies & Engravers,Buggy Hire,Cash Machines,Caterers (see also Mobile Caterers)
Computers, Software, Internet and e-commerce,Crowd Barriers, Fencing, Signage, Temporary Roadways & Bridges,Electrical Contractors, Generators, Heating & Air Conditioning
Event Organisers, Consultants & Showground Management,Exhibition & Hospitality Units, Hire & Sale,Exhibition Stand Services,Fabrics & Marquee Accessories,Flags, Banners & Bunting and much more.In excess of 340 exhibitors


 Oxfam Emergency Challenge
Saturday October 25th 2014  7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wellington College Crowthorne Berkshire

Experience a team event like no other.
80 teams in 12 hour of body-sapping, brain draining adventure. Are you up for it?
The Oxfam Emergency Challenge is a completely unique, action-packed team challenge that tests brains, speed and strategy. Developed to simulate the situations Oxfam faces in disasters worldwide, teams of four respond to a demanding series of challenges that test teamwork, fitness and decision-making under pressure.
Find out more on our website


 Mapledurham Christmas Craft & Gift Fair
Saturday October 25th 2014 - Sunday October 26th 2014  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mapledurham Estate Reading Berkshire

Held in heated marquees on the banks of the Thames and on the lawns at Mapledurham.The Christmas Craft Fair will feature: Wonderful gifts for family and home,Original and wonderful crafts,Fine Foods direct from the producers,Mapledurham Gift Shop,Festive atmosphere and entertainment,Morning coffee, lunches and afternoon teas,Father Christmas,Plenty of free parking £4.00 adults, accompanied children (-16) FREE


 FIREWORKS AND HALLOWEEN NIGHT
Saturday October 25th 2014  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sue Ryder Care Home Nettlebed Berkshire

As well as a huge bonfire and professional fireworks display we provide numerous stalls selling burgers, sausages, cakes, hot and cold drinks, soup and mulled wine. There is also a bar and pig roast. The children’s and adult tombola stalls are very popular.


 Night of 1000 Ukes Halloween Special
Friday October 31st 2014  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Readipop Reading Berkshire

A special and spooky evening celebrating all the tiny twangers with a Halloween twist! Night of 1000 Ukes is Readipop’s own mini ukulele festival.
Performers will include: The Small Strings, RUG, The BUGS, Tea & Jam plus a Halloween surprise!Price: £5 (advance) £7 (on the door)


Berkshire Events November 2014

 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


Berkshire Events December 2014

 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


 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


Berkshire guide to local events

Ascot,Bracknell,Crowthorne,Earley,Eton,Hungerford,Maidenhead,Newbury,Reading,Sandhurst,Slough
Thatcham, Windsor,Wokingham,Woodley

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