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Berkshire Events Guide

Berkshire Events January 2018

Beginners Tai Chi Class (Theale)
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/beginners-tai-chi-class-theale/
Monday January 8th 2018 - Monday February 26th 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Theale Village Hall
Englefield Road
Theale
Berkshire
RG7 5AS

This 8-week Introduction to Chen style Tai Chi from Berkshire Tai Chi is designed for those with no previous experience, either of Tai Chi in general or Chen style in particular.

It will introduce participants to the origins, principles, and practice of traditional Chen style Tai Chi; the original family style developed some 350 years ago. All sessions will be led by a professional instructor with over 20 years teaching experience.

To join the classes it is necessary to enrol in advance. Full details are available from Berkshire Tai Chi who can be contacted through the website shown below.

Enrolment deadline: 5th January 2018.


Beginners Tai Chi Class (Purley)
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/beginners-tai-chi-class-purley/
Wednesday January 10th 2018 - Wednesday February 28th 2018
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Purley Memorial Hall
Glebe Road
Purley-on-Thames

RG8 8DP

This 8-week Introduction to Yang style Tai Chi from Berkshire Tai Chi is designed for those with no previous experience, either of Tai Chi in general or Yang style in particular.

It will introduce participants to the origins, principles, and practice of traditional Yang style Tai Chi; the most widely practised family style world-wide. All sessions will be led by a professional instructor with over 20 years teaching experience.

To join the classes it is necessary to enrol in advance. Full details are available from Berkshire Tai Chi who can be contacted through the website shown below.

Enrolment deadline: 22nd December 2017.


Berkshire Events February 2018

Mammoth Quiz
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/mammoth-quiz-2/
Saturday February 24th 2018
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Joseph’s Church Hall
Berkshire Drive
Tilehurst

RG31 5JJ

Join our mammoth quiz. Test your knowledge, have fun and raise money to improve the lives of people affected by cancer.
Bring Your Own drinks & nibbles. All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support, registered charity (261017).
7.30pm onwards. Tickets £7 per person. Maximum 6 people per team.
Ticket and Information 07809 214015


Topical Tips and New Ideas – Ray Broughton
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/topical-tips-and-new-ideas-ray-broughton/
Wednesday February 28th 2018
7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Caversham Primary School Hall
Hemdean Road
Caversham

RG4 7RA

Ray is always entertaining and full of practical ideas for gardeners from his experience as a lecturer at Sparsholt College, one of England’s foremost horticultural establishments. Plants for sale. Non members are welcome £3 on the door.


80’s best years of our lives (musical)
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/80s-best-years-of-our-lives-musical-2/
Wednesday February 28th 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Grosvenor Casino
Rose Kiln Lane
Reading

RG2 0SN

80’s Best years of our Lives – One Night Only
Following the success of 80’s .. Best Years of our Lives, we have been
approached to put this on for one night only at a different venue.
We are happy to announce the following event added to season,
especially for those that enjoyed a fun evening the first time round or for those that couldn’t
make the dates and are looking for something to do in the new year.
There are 2 ticket price options. Ticket for show only is £10.00. Meal deal for meal before
and show (6pm – 8pm) is £19.95


Berkshire Events March 2018

Translunar Paradise
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/translunar-paradise/
Thursday March 1st 2018
7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5BD

A poignant, life-affirming tale without words from multi award-winning theatre company, Theatre Ad Infinitum.

Experience a journey of life, death and enduring love. After his wife Rose passes away, William escapes to a paradise of fantasy and past memories, a place far from the reality of his grief.
Returning from beyond the grave, Rose revisits her widowed companion to perform one last act of love: helping him let go.

“Extraordinarily poignant…So beautifully performed by George Mann and Deborah Pugh that it packs a real emotional punch” The Guardian
“A show that will steal your heart” ★★★★ The Scotsman
“An admirable, infinitely gentle and wordless story of loss and remembrance” ★★★★ The Times

Thursday 1 March, 7.45pm
Tickets £15 (£13 concessions, £8 under-25s)
Age Guide 12+
Running Time approx. 1hr 10mins (no interval)

For more information and to book tickets please visit the Corn Exchange website.


Quiz Night
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/quiz-night-2/
Friday March 2nd 2018
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Douai Pavilion
Upper Woolhampton
Berkshire

RG7 5TQ

QUIZ NIGHT- DOUAI PAVILION- FRIDAY 2nd MARCH

Time to put those brain cells to the test!

Come and enjoy a fun evening with renowned quiz master Steve Bates and be in with a chance of winning the prizes on offer.

Bar opens-6:00pm

Quiz starts- 7:00pm

Entry fee for quiz £3/person, maximum 5 per team.


The Furrow Collective
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/the-furrow-collective/
Friday March 2nd 2018
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
Arlington Arts Centre,
Mary Hare
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 3BQ

Described by MOJO Magazine as ‘a mouthwatering collaboration’, Alasdair Roberts, Emily Portman, Lucy Farrell and Rachel Newton are four successful soloists who share a mutual love of traditional song and an open, intuitive approach to collaboration. Their distinctive voices come together to create a sound that is uniquely beguiling and truly beautiful.

Best Group winners at the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, The Furrow Collective are delighted to announce their Spring 2018 tour. This will be a wide-reaching tour, from Bournemouth to Shetland and finishing on the 25th March at one of their favourite London venues – Kings Place. The band have gone from strength to strength since releasing their second album Wild Hog on Hudson Records. The album was described as a ‘winningly produced masterclass in folk tradition’ by the Observer and received several five star reviews, including fRoots and Songlines magazines. They are currently working on their third album and will be premiering some of the songs on the Spring tour ahead of its release later in the year


Corn Exchange Comedy Club
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/corn-exchange-comedy-club-2/
Friday March 2nd 2018
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5BD

Join us for a guaranteed giggle once a month this spring!

Leave your cares at the door, grab a drink and join us for an evening full of laughter as Avalon Promotions present some of the best new names in comedy.

With comedians such as Joe Wilkinson, Greg Davies, Lee Nelson, Jenny Eclair, Al Murray and Russell Howard on their books, Avalon are experts in finding the next big names on the circuit – you never know, you might see them in Newbury first!

So send your friends that group text, book a babysitter and start your weekend in style at the Corn Exchange Comedy Club!

Our March line up is: Jack Barry, Kai Samra, Lou Sanders and Sean McLoughlin*

Tickets £15 (£13 concessions) | 10% off for groups of 10 or more | 18+

*(line up may be subject to change)


Footprints photography exhibition
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/footprints-photography-exhibition-2/
Saturday March 3rd 2018 - Wednesday March 7th 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thames Valley Park 2
300 Thames Valley Park Drive
Reading
Berkshire
RG6 1PT

The exhibition Footprints consists of photographs that have previously been entered into one of our four bi-monthly photographic competitions, each based on an environmental theme.

Launched by The Photographic Angle in 2010, Footprints had the key objective to promote a greater sense of environmental awareness in the face of man’s unprecedented impact on our global environment.

FOOTPRINTS 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.


Blithe Spirit (Play)
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/blithe-spirit-play/
Wednesday March 7th 2018
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Shinfield Players Theatre
Whitley Wood Lane
Shinfield
Berkshire
RG2 9DF

Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit is a delightful comedy, full of wit and sharp repartee. Both a drawing-room comedy and a ghost story, it bursts with humour. Charles and his second wife, Ruth invite a medium to hold a séance. The ghost of Charles’s first wife is unleashed and the mischief and fun begins.


The Little Mermaid Jr and Aladdin Jr
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/the-little-mermaid-jr-and-aladdin-jr/
Wednesday March 7th 2018 - Saturday March 10th 2018
7:45 pm - 10:15 pm
South Hill Park
Ringmead
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 7PA

From 7th to 10th March at The Wilde Theatre, Starmaker Theatre Company celebrates its 30th anniversary with something really special – the first ever performance of two complete Disney Jr productions as a double bill! In Act 1 we’ll go under the sea with Ariel, Flounder and her other fishy friends and follow her quest to become human so she can marry her true love Prince Eric. After the interval the same cast will take on different characters and transport you to Aladdin’s cave of wonders to meet the genie who will help him win the hand of Princess Jasmine from the evil Jafar. Including familiar songs like “Under the Sea” and “Friend Like Me” and featuring some favourite Disney characters, this is a show that’s sure to delight the entire family – so bring your Disney princes and princesses and join us on the adventure! Note earlier shows at 1.30pm and 6.30pm Saturday.


John Kearns: Don’t Worry They’re Here
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/john-kearns-dont-worry-theyre-here/
Thursday March 8th 2018
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
South Street Arts Centre
21 South Stree
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 4QU

The only ever winner of both the Best Show and Best Newcomer prize at the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards, JOHN KEARNS, presents his latest stand-up show: an hour of ‘richly idiosyncratic comedy, frequently compared to Tony Hancock’ (The Guardian).
As seen starring in BBC3’s Top Coppers, guesting on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and heard on his own BBC Radio Four series.

Following highly acclaimed, sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and at London’s Soho Theatre, John dons his false teeth and monk wig for his debut UK tour. Directed by Jon Brittain (Olivier Award winner).


Bride: The Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/bride-the-wedding-show-at-ascot-racecourse-3/
Saturday March 10th 2018 - Sunday March 11th 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ascot Racecourse
Hight street
Ascot
Berkshire
SL5 7JX

Plan your perfect day at Berkshire’s most prestigious two-day bridal exhibition, Bride: The Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse on 10-11 March, which will bring together more than 90 of the region’s finest wedding suppliers under one roof from venues to bridal designers, cake-makers to stationers and photographers to florists. There will be sensational choreographed catwalk shows taking place three times daily at 11.30am, 1.15pm and 3pm showcasing a selection of the latest bridal fashions, live music on the café stage, a champagne bar to lend even more sparkle to the occasion plus free copies of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Bride magazine to pick up. The first 100 brides through the doors each day will get a goody bag packed full of treats and favours to take home. Tickets are £5 each or £15 for a group of four in advance (booking fee applies)


Easter Market
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/easter-market/
Saturday March 10th 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Grange United Reformed Church
Circuit Lane
Southcote
Reading
RG30 3HD

Easter Market with many stalls including cakes, crafts, raffle, Easter tombola, toys, Easter egg hunt, bric-a-brac, jigsaw puzzles, books, charity stalls, plus tea, coffee, hot cross buns and ploughman’s lunches.

Limited number of stalls available at £10 per table. All stalls must be pre-booked.


Ben Pedley Memorial Concert
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/ben-pedley-memorial-concert/
Saturday March 10th 2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Great Hall Reading University
London Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG6 6AH

Ben Pedley Memorial Concert

Saturday 10 March
19:30
Great Hall,
London Road campus

Join the University of Reading for this special concert to celebrate the life of Chemistry student and keen pianist, Ben Pedley.

Festival Voices, Festival Sinfonia, Chamber Choir and Academic Voices will perform a programme of music for remembrance, including Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man. The concert will also feature the inaugural presentation of the Ben Pedley Award for outstanding contribution to the musical community at the University.

Tickets available online and on the door – please note we can only take card payments.


Mother’s Day Lunch with FREE Family Portrait
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/mothers-day-lunch-with-free-family-portrait/
Sunday March 11th 2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Stoke Place
Stoke Green
Stoke poges
Buckinghamshire
SL2 4HT

TREAT YOUR MOTHER TO LUNCH AT STOKE PLACE AND HAVE A FREE FAMILY PORTRAIT
Stoke Place is offering an extra special Mother’s Day gift included with every three course Mother’s Day lunch. Guests bringing their beloved mothers in to the Michelin Recommended King & Lamb Restaurant will be photographed by a professional photographer to have a family portrait to keep for years to come at no additional cost. The stylish Queen Anne Mansion house provides the perfect backdrop for the treasured family picture. Stoke Place’s Mother’s Day lunch is priced at £35 for three courses and kids meals are £15. All the dishes at Stoke Place are carefully prepared using only the finest quality, locally sourced free range ingredients and uses produce from its very own Victorian Kitchen Garden situated on the estate. Stoke Place is also on The Good Food Guide.


Afternoon talk with tea and cake – “Greenham Common over the years” with Penny Stokes
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/afternoon-talk-with-tea-and-cake-greenham-common-over-the-years-with-penny-stokes/
Wednesday March 14th 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
Reading Central Library
Abbey Square
Reading
RG1 3BQ

Afternoon talk by Penny Stokes on “Greenham Common over the years” (including book signing)

To many people the name ‘Greenham Common’ conjures up an image of women-only peace camps, protests against cruise missiles and conflict with the police, but behind this lies a much longer and more varied history.

Eminent local author and historian, Penny Stokes, will describe the many dramas which have taken place on the common: from Redcoat musters to refugee housing, golf to glider warfare, furze-gathering to filming, and bare-knuckle prize-fighting to bomb storage. Copies of Penny’s latest book The Common Good: The Story of Greenham Common will be available to purchase, which she will be pleased to sign for you.

Tickets: £5 non-members (or £4 to members of Berkshire Family History Society) includes tea or coffee and cake.


Finance for Business Owners
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/finance-for-business-owners/
Wednesday March 14th 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thatcham Memorial Hall
Bath Rd
Thatcham

RG18 3AG

We have a series of FREE adult education workshops for Business Owners, funded by West Berkshire council. We’d like to add them to your events planner.


Finance for Business Owners: Tax and Finance Essentials
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/finance-for-business-owners-tax-and-finance-essentials/
Wednesday March 14th 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thatcham Memorial Hall
Bath Rd
Thatcham

RG18 3AG

Details of the 1st workshop in our Finance for Business Owners series, funded by West Berks council.

FREE to participants, but registration is essential.


Testosterone
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/testosterone/
Friday March 16th 2018 - Saturday March 17th 2018
7:45 pm - 9:15 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5BD

What does it mean to be a man or a woman? Is gender innate or is it nurtured?

Kit is in an amusing and unique position having transitioned from female to male in his early thirties. He has experienced adult life on both sides of the gender fence. When he enters a male gym changing room for the first time, he’s confronted by masculinity in all its forms – the good, the bad and the ugly.

Critically acclaimed Rhum and Clay, join forces with writer and director Kit Redstone to present this refreshingly honest physical theatre comedy. Together they explore, with a healthy dose of dark humour, the path that we all have to take when forging an identity.

“Multi-layered and gripping physical theatre piece” The Guardian
“Awe-inspiring…gives us a terrific understanding of the process of self-realisation, carried out before our eyes” ★★★★★Culture Whisper
“A striking piece of theatre that is as entertaining as it is insightful” ★★★★★ Reviews Hub
“This is a show for our time…and about time” ★★★★To Do List

Fri 16 & Sat 17 March, 7.45pm
Tickets £15 (£13 concessions, £5 under-25s)
Running time 1hr 30mins (no interval)

For more information and to book tickets please visit the Corn Exchange Website.


Ireland Forever
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/ireland-forever/
Saturday March 17th 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
All Saints Church
Wiltshire Road
Wokingham
Berkshire
RG40 1UE

Trinity Concert Band, based in Lower Earley, will return to All Saints Church, Wokingham on March 17th at 7:30pm, for a St. Patrick’s Day concert.Our Spring concert this year happens to take place on St Patricks Day, hence the title!

This spectacular concert will feature a varied programme of wind band music, highlights of which are a medley of George Gershwin songs, a Glenn Miller selection, William Walton’s Spitfire Prelude, Resplendent Glory by Rossano Galante and, of course, a selection of favourite Irish melodies concluding with the ever popular Riverdance.


Hello Is there Any Body There? a farce by Ian Hornby
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/hello-is-there-any-body-there-a-farce-by-ian-hornby/
Friday March 23rd 2018 - Saturday March 24th 2018
7:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Tilehurst Village Hall
Victoria Road
Tilehurst
Berkshire
RG31 5AB

Hello … Is there Any Body There? a farce by Ian Hornby


Newbury Artisan Market
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/newbury-artisan-market-9/
Sunday March 25th 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Newbury Town Centre
Northbrook Street
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 1AA

Newbury Artisan Market takes over the streets of Newbury on the last Sunday of the month. Think quality produce, original art, designer crafts & sizzling street food, all mixed in with family activities, music and more…

Our ‘Feast Street’ section will get your taste buds tingling with a mouth-watering selection of locally produced dishes.

Our Designer-Makers promise to fill your bags and homes with gifts and all manner of unique designs and vintage treasures.

Our food producers will fill your cupboards with ciders and sauces, breads and pastries, meats and sweet treats.

Our Kids corner will provide activities and entertainment for the little ones while you have a well deserved break and a coffee.

Find us in Newbury town centre from 10 am– 4pm and get yourself a slice of Berkshire’s finest.


Family Funday
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/family-funday/
Sunday March 25th 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ockwells Park
Maidenhead
Berkshire

SL6 3AA

Don’t Miss this event ,we will have lots of family activities ,lots of stalls plus food and drink.
Each child will be given a free Easter Egg


Finance for Business Owners: Records and Cost Management
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/finance-for-business-owners-records-and-cost-management/
Wednesday March 28th 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thatcham Memorial Hall
Bath Rd
Thatcham

RG18 3AG

2nd in the series of FREE workshops – Finance for Business Owners.

Funded by West Berkshire Council & run by The Real Business Club.

Participation is FREE although advance registration is required.


Berkshire Events April 2018

Southcote Manor-its history and its significance during the English Civil War – a talk by Mike Cooper
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/southcote-manor-its-history-and-its-significance-during-the-english-civil-war-a-talk-by-mike-cooper/
Wednesday April 11th 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
Reading Central Library
Abbey Square
Reading
RG1 3BQ

Mike has had a lifelong interest in history, especially military and local history. Following a history degree, he worked as a librarian, with both Reading University and Reading Library. In addition, he has written three books on the history of Reading and has also written and co-written booklets for Reading Libraries, including one on Southcote. Southcote Manor’s history can be traced back to at least the 13th century, and its holders even further back. John Blagrave, the mathematician, occupied the manor in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, and it was his nephew, the M.P. Daniel Blagrave, who allowed the Earl of Essex to base his headquarters there during the siege of Reading in April 1643. Find out more, at what is set to be a fascinating talk. This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.

Tickets £5 (Members £4) includes tea or coffee and cake.

This is the 1st in a series of 5 talks this quarter on ‘The English Civil War’. Book all 5 afternoon talks in the quarter for £20 (members £16).


Finance for Business Owners: Pricing & Sales
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/finance-for-business-owners-pricing-sales/
Wednesday April 11th 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thatcham Memorial Hall
Bath Rd
Thatcham

RG18 3AG

3rd Workshop in our series of Finance for Business Owners.

Participation is FREE, thanks to funding from West Berkshire Council although registration is required before attending.


Corn Exchange Comedy Club
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/corn-exchange-comedy-club/
Friday April 13th 2018
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5BD

Join us for a guaranteed giggle once a month this spring!

Leave your cares at the door, grab a drink and join us for an evening full of laughter as Avalon Promotions present some of the best new names in comedy.

With comedians such as Joe Wilkinson, Greg Davies, Lee Nelson, Jenny Eclair, Al Murray and Russell Howard on their books, Avalon are experts in finding the next big names on the circuit – you never know, you might see them in Newbury first!

So send your friends that group text, book a babysitter and start your weekend in style at the Corn Exchange Comedy Club!

Our April line up is: Annie McGrath, Iain Stirling, Jacob Hawley and Steve Bugeja*

Tickets £15 (£13 concessions) | 10% off for groups of 10 or more | 18+

*(line up may be subject to change)


Getting started with DNA – a talk by Debbie Kennett
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/getting-started-with-dna-a-talk-by-debbie-kennett/
Saturday April 14th 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
Reading Central Library
Abbey Square
Reading
RG1 3BQ

Debbie Kennett is an internationally recognised expert, speaker and writer on genetic genealogy.
DNA testing is now all the rage but what can you really learn from a DNA test? This talk provides an introduction to the use of DNA testing as a tool for family history research. The Y- chromosome test is widely used in surname projects and explores the direct male line. The mitochondrial DNA test follows the motherline. An autosomal DNA test can be used to find matches with genetic cousins on all your ancestral lines. The DNA databases are growing at a phenomenal rate and DNA testing now provides a new way of solving family mysteries and connecting with long lost cousins.

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.

Tickets £5 (Members £4) includes tea or coffee and cake.


Getting started with DNA – a talk by Debbie Kennett
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/getting-started-with-dna-a-talk-by-debbie-kennett-2/
Saturday April 14th 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Centre for Heritage & Family History
Reading Central Library
Abbey Square
Reading
RG1 3BQ

Debbie Kennett is an internationally recognised expert, speaker and writer on genetic genealogy.

DNA testing is now all the rage but what can you really learn from a DNA test? This talk provides an introduction to the use of DNA testing as a tool for family history research. The Y- chromosome test is widely used in surname projects and explores the direct male line. The mitochondrial DNA test follows the motherline. An autosomal DNA test can be used to find matches with genetic cousins on all your ancestral lines. The DNA databases are growing at a phenomenal rate and DNA testing now provides a new way of solving family mysteries and connecting with long lost cousins.

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.


Hundred Watt Club – An evening of Burlesque
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/hundred-watt-club-an-evening-of-burlesque-2/
Saturday April 14th 2018
8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Norden Farm
Altwood Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 4PF

We’re over the moon to bring our ravishing, ridiculous evening of vintage inspired burlesque entertainment back to Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead!

Showcasing bump ’n’ grind queen Velvet Jones, kaleidoscopic drag artist Meth, neo-vaudevillian Lena Mae, madcap circus star Robin Boon Dale and satirical showgirl Bonnie Knockers. All held together by your hostess, statuesque and anarchic songbird Sadie Sinner!

Over 18s only, adult themes employed and embraced. Partial nudity a heavy feature! £16. Book ahead to avoid disappointment!


Finance for Business Owners: Cash Flow and Getting Paid
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/finance-for-business-owners-cash-flow-and-getting-paid/
Wednesday April 25th 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thatcham Memorial Hall
Bath Rd
Thatcham

RG18 3AG

4th in the series of 5 workshops for Finance for Business Owners.

Funded by West Berkshire Council, these workshops are free to attend, although registration is required before attendance.


Walk for Parkinson’s – Welford Park
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/walk-for-parkinsons-welford-park-2/
Sunday April 29th 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Welford Park
Welford
Newbury
Berkshire
RG20 8HU

Join Parkinson’s UK on Sunday 29 April 2018 when we will be returning to Welford Park for our sponsored Walk for Parkinson’s. There will be two different circular walks available, a 2.5 mile walk and a more challenging 6.5 mile walk around the beautiful Welford Park estate, home of the Great British Bake Off. During the walk you will cross the River Lambourn, climb the hill to see the impressive cricket pitch whilst overlooking the historic Welford Park, explore the wonderful woodland before crossing the fields and taking in the lovely views of the surrounding countryside.

Entry fee is £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s and all walkers will receive a Parkinson’s UK t-shirt, plus a medal on completing the walk.

The funds raised from the Walk for Parkinson’s – Welford Park will go to Parkinson’s UK to support the vital research work taking place to find a cure for Parkinson’s and improve the lives of the 145,000 people in the UK who are affected by the condition. We support those living with Parkinson’s and their families and friends, so that no one has to face Parkinson’s alone.


Berkshire Events May 2018

Finance for Business Owners: Long Term Financial Decisions
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/finance-for-business-owners-long-term-financial-decisions/
Tuesday May 8th 2018
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thatcham Memorial Hall
Bath Rd
Thatcham

RG18 3AG

Final workshop in the series of Finance for Business Owners.

Run by The Real Business Club & funded by West Berkshire Council. These workshops are FREE to attend but prior registration is required.


Dean Friedman in concert
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/dean-friedman-in-concert/
Saturday May 12th 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Shinfield Players Theatre
Whitley Wood Lane
Shinfield
Berkshire
RG2 9DF

American singer songwriter 2018 tour


Royal Berkshire 10k and Family Races
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/royal-berkshire-10k-and-family-races/
Sunday May 20th 2018
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Green Park
450 Brook Drive
Reading
Berkshire
RG2 6GP

Royal Berkshire 10k and Family Races


Around the Boundary – MUSIC : FOOD : DRINKING : FAMILY
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/around-the-boundary-music-food-drinking-family/
Sunday May 27th 2018
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
THE HAMLET
GALLOWS TREE COMMON
READING

RG4 9BU

Live music, street food and local drinks event Sunday May 27th 2018


Berkshire Events June 2018

My Inlaws are Outlaws
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/my-inlaws-are-outlaws/
Wednesday June 6th 2018 - Saturday June 9th 2018
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Shinfield Players Theatre
Whitley Wood Lane
Shinfield
Berkshire
RG2 9DF

Comedy play


Summer Fete
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/summer-fete-3/
Saturday June 9th 2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Victoria recreation ground
Armour road
Tilehurst
Berkshire
RG30 6BP

League of Friends Royal Berkshire hospital annual summer fete


Donahey’s Dancing With The Stars Weekend
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/donaheys-dancing-with-the-stars-weekend/
Friday June 22nd 2018 - Sunday June 24th 2018
All Day
Beaumont Estate Hotel
Burfield Road
Old Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 2JJ

Join Strictly Come Dancing favourites; Aljaz Skorjanec & Janette Manrara, Giovanni Pernice & Oti Mabuse, Anton Du Beke, Erin Boag, British National & World Ballroom Champions Warren & Kristi Boyce plus Argentine Tango stars Leandro Palou & Maria Tsiatsiani

Situated in picturesque Old Windsor is the historic Beaumont Estate. This magnificent De Vere 4* Hotel incorporates a stunning ballrooms, wonderful architecture and fully refurbished 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


School records for family historians – a workshop
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/school-records-for-family-historians-a-workshop/
Saturday June 30th 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Centre for Heritage and Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library
Abbey Square

RG1 3BQ

Joan Dils is currently President of the History of Reading Society, a Vice-President of the Berkshire Local History Association and an Honorary Visiting Fellow in History at the University of Reading. She taught history and local history for the former School of Continuing Education at the University where she was a part-time lecturer.

This workshop will demonstrate what school records were created, where they can be found, what information can be found in them, and their value to family historians.

The workshop is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.
Tickets cost £10 (£9 for society members) and includes tea or coffee. Places are limited and pre-booking is required. Early booking is recommended. For more information and to pre-book tickets


Berkshire Events July 2018

Giovanni Pernice – Born to Win
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/giovanni-pernice-born-to-win/
Thursday July 5th 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Hexagon Theatre
Queens Walk
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 7UA

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ FINALIST, Giovanni Pernice, returns to the stage with a bang in his brand new UK and Ireland tour ‘BORN TO WIN’.

After the huge success of ‘Dance is Life’ in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy, and even more drama than ever before.

Returning to join Giovanni are Luba Mushtuk, dancer and assistant choreographer on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, as his gorgeous leading lady, along with ‘Dancing with the Stars Ireland’ professionals Giulia Dotta, Kai Widdrington, Emily Barker, and Curtis Pritchard. The show also welcomes the fantastic Stephen Vincent and Kylee Brown from the international ‘Burn the Floor’ tour.

Get ready for glitzy costumes and spectacular routines to dances like the Paso Doble, the Argentine Tango, the Rumba, the Viennese Waltz, and not forgetting the Jive, to name just a few.

Choreographed by ‘Strictly Come Dancing’s’ creative director, Jason Gilkison, and produced by Strictly Theatre Co. DON’T MISS the show everyone will be talking about in 2018!

***** “Not just smouldering… Absolutely scorching” *
***** “Giovanni’s dancers are as good as any you will see on the television show” *
*Reviews of 2017’s ‘Dance Is Life’

Tickets: £30, £28; VIP £50
Box Office: 0118 960 6060


Bastille Day festival Reading
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/bastille-day-festival-reading/
Saturday July 14th 2018 - Sunday July 15th 2018
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Forbury Gardens
The Forbury
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 3EH

Bastille Day Reading festival is back in July 14th and july 15th with food cheese , saucisson , crepes tartiflettes .Music French singer and performers more activity with hobbycraft, Owen Animals, and more … A tres bientot


11+ in-a-week course
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/11-in-a-week-course/
Monday July 30th 2018 - Friday August 3rd 2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Charvil Pavilion
East Park Farm
Charvil

RG10 9TY

11+ in-a-week course in Charvil. Intensive week of tuition. Run by experienced 11+ experts, this 5-day course covers every aspect of the 11+ including NVR, VR, Comprehension and Numeracy.


Berkshire Events December 2018

New to You Sale
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/new-to-you-sale/
Sunday December 2nd 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
National Animal Welfare Trust
Wantage Road
Great Shefford
Berkshire
RG17 7DQ

Come and grab a bargain at our New to You Sale! Items include clothes, books, DVDs, household items, bric-a-brac, children’s toys, kitchenware and much more.

Hot and cold refreshments available all morning.

All money raised goes directly to the center to care for the rescue animals.

The sales are run by volunteers who give up their time to raise money for us. If you are interested in helping out, please ask us for more information.


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