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What's On in June 2015

Thursday June 4th 2015 - Thursday July 9th 2015 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Sonning Hockey Club
Sonning
Berkshire

Back to Hockey returns to Berkshire this spring with Sonning Hockey Club opening their doors to women across the county, all with the aim to do one thing: getting more women back playing hockey.
There’s no better time to start as Back to Hockey is partnering with Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign which is a national programme celebrating active women around the country who are doing their thing and enjoying it – no matter how well they do, how they look or even how red their face gets.
The informal sessions are designed for those who want to get back into fitness but may not have played hockey for a number of years, along with those who want to play for the first time. They can learn new skills and discover how to play from scratch before putting it all into practice with bite-size games. What’s more, many of the clubs offering Back to Hockey also get together to host coffee mornings and organise dinners with their teams, so it’s ideal for socialising with like-minded people


What's On in July 2015

Tuesday July 7th 2015 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Coronation Hall
Woodley
Berkshire

Spend a relaxing evening with the Woodley Flower Club! Come and watch fantastic flower arrangements demonstrated by Jean Plaskett from Surrey, on a theme of “Floral Imagination” – and you could win one of the arrangements in the Raffle! We’re a very friendly club, always make visitors very welcome – come early for a cuppa and a chat (doors open 7 o’clock). Visitors admission £5.00. For further details contact Flower Club Chairman . (Next meeting is on 1st September).


Thursday July 9th 2015 - Saturday July 11th 2015 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Bearwood College Theatre
Wokingham
Berkshire

This summer’s production is Bedrich Smetana’s The Bartered Bride – a comic opera in 3 Acts. The production will be staged in full traditional style with authentic costumes for the cast, authentic scenery on stage and an orchestra fitting for the very enjoyable music from Smetana’s score. It is set in an early nineteenth century Czechoslovakian village and follows the lives of the peasant and wealthy residents. It tells the story of Marenka (the Bartered Bride) who is in love with Jenik and whose parents and the local marriage broker want her to marry Vasek, the son of the wealthy landowner. However through youthful wit and cunning pitted against the forces of tradition and vested financial interests they achieve their heart’s desire. Overall Bartered Bride is one of the best “feel-good” operas in the repertoire with an uplifting happy and often comic story with fabulous musical accompaniment.
Opera At Bearwood is a local society that presents A Grand Opera each year in the theatre of Bearwood College, Wokingham. We are a group of talented and enthusiastic amateurs supported by professional and semi-professional soloists and musicians. Our past productions have always been of a very high quality receiving very positive responses from first-time and regular audiences. As well as the comfortable theatre for the production itself opera goers are invited to bring their own and enjoy a ‘Glyndebourne-style’ picnic before each production in the beautiful grounds of Bearwood College


Thursday July 9th 2015 8:15 pm - 11:00 pm
The Corn Exchange
Newbury
Berkshire

The Corn Exchange is providing a platform for local performers to share their talents in front of an audience, over a drink. We welcome instrumentalists, singers, covers artists, singer songwriters, comedians and spoken word performers who are all introduced by our compere. Performers are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, so book now – letting us know whether you’re performing or just watching. All performers will get a free beer voucher to use at the bar that evening.
Live and Lyrical has become a really central part of the Corn Exchange calendar reminding our staff and all the people who support the event that Newbury is full of talented, funny, tuneful people. Audience members will see 10 local acts and a ‘featured act’ who have been invited by the programmers to perform or return due to popular demand. We have a really loyal and really supportive audience; you don’t need to be an experienced performer but we hope that joining in with Live and Lyrical might enable you to become one!


Friday July 10th 2015 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Shinfield Players Theatre
Shinfield
Berkshire

Daisy Pulls it off by Denise Deegan. Senior Youth Group Show


Saturday July 11th 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thatcham Catholic Hall
Thatcham
Berkshire

Regular monthly Antiques & Collectors Fair, held at the Catholic Hall, Bath Road, Thatcham, Berkshire.
Over 25 stalls selling a wide range of antiques & collectables. Free entry to the public. Hot & cold food served all day.Free Entry 9am – 4pm.
At Pandora’s they pride themselves in offering a friendly and welcoming atmosphere at their fairs. They believe that their fairs should be accessible to all.
Why not pay them a visit, you never know what you may find!


Saturday July 11th 2015 - Sunday July 12th 2015 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Forbury Gardens
Reading
Berkshire

Reading French Festival is taking place in the historic Forbury Gardens in Reading’s town centre which will be transformed into a bustling French village for Bastille Day on 11 and 12 July 2015.
This will be a weekend of fun for families and the whole community with children activities from Hobbycraft (face masks making, face paintings), sporting activities from Decathlon (archery, tennis and badminton games), french patisseries from family run bakery La Parisienne, Bordeaux wine tastings from Vincent Gauthier of Château Pertignas and NAO the adorable little French humanoid robot who made an appearance on the Graham Norton show.
This year will see more variety of stalls and will be “Franglaise”.
As well as French food and drinks there will be amazing British food and local traders and farmers.
Free entrance – Delicious food and beverages all day long


Saturday July 11th 2015 - Sunday July 12th 2015 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Christchurch Meadows
Caversham
Berkshire

Caversham Festival is run and managed by local music and arts charity, Readipop. A FREE family friendly festival by the River Thames. Caversham festival is the biggest event in the Caversham calendar, attracting 10,000 visitors. Last year was our second year in charge and this year sees the festival spanning two full days for the first time.


Saturday July 11th 2015 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bearwood College Theatre
Wokingham
Berkshire

This summer’s production is Bedrich Smetana’s The Bartered Bride – a comic opera in 3 Acts. The production will be staged in full traditional style with authentic costumes for the cast, authentic scenery on stage and an orchestra fitting for the very enjoyable music from Smetana’s score. It is set in an early nineteenth century Czechoslovakian village and follows the lives of the peasant and wealthy residents. It tells the story of Marenka (the Bartered Bride) who is in love with Jenik and whose parents and the local marriage broker want her to marry Vasek, the son of the wealthy landowner. However through youthful wit and cunning pitted against the forces of tradition and vested financial interests they achieve their heart’s desire. Overall Bartered Bride is one of the best “feel-good” operas in the repertoire with an uplifting happy and often comic story with fabulous musical accompaniment.
Opera At Bearwood is a local society that presents A Grand Opera each year in the theatre of Bearwood College, Wokingham. We are a group of talented and enthusiastic amateurs supported by professional and semi-professional soloists and musicians. Our past productions have always been of a very high quality receiving very positive responses from first-time and regular audiences. As well as the comfortable theatre for the production itself opera goers are invited to bring their own and enjoy a ‘Glyndebourne-style’ picnic before each production in the beautiful grounds of Bearwood College


Saturday July 11th 2015 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Firestation Centre for Arts & Culture
Windsor
Berkshire

A glorious night of singing, dancing and burlesque. All to raise money and awareness for Thames Hospice


Saturday July 11th 2015 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Shinfield Players Theatre
Shinfield
Berkshire

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare at Shinfield Players Theatre


Saturday July 11th 2015 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mapledurham Playing Fields
Woodcote
Berkshire

Paint and wine is a weekly painting session. Your bring snacks and drinks, and host instructs a 90 minute painting which you take away at the end. People of any age, gender, and experience levels are welcome. Cost is £15 per person and all materials are included. Saturdays are generally over 18s and alcohol may be consumed, but is not sold or provided on site.


Monday July 13th 2015 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
ROYAL WINDSOR RACECOURSE
Windsor
Berkshire

Come along for a great night of racing, Cuban entertainment and Cuban live music. The gates, bars and Castle Restaurant will be open two hours before the start of the first race, so why not come along early and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere whilst selecting your winners from the racecard.
Book in advance to save £3 on all Enclosures: Club, Grandstand and Silver Ring. Entrance is FREE for racegoers under the age of 18 when accompanied by an adult


Friday July 17th 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
New Hope Community Church
Reading
Berkshire

Paint and wine is a weekly painting session. Your bring snacks and drinks, and host instructs a 90 minute painting which you take away at the end. People of any age, gender, and experience levels are welcome. Cost is £15 per person and all materials are included. Friday evenings are children and family based, and no alcoholic beverages are permitted. Saturdays are generally over 18s and alcohol may be consumed, but is not sold or provided on site.


Friday July 17th 2015 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hurst Cricket Club
Hurst
Berkshire

The Scoundrels performing live from 8:30pm at Hurst Cricket Club 5 piece covers band playing pop, rock and funk.


Saturday July 18th 2015 - Tuesday July 21st 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Clarion House
Maidenhead
Berkshire

Our Viewpoint exhibition showcases images from photographers that illustrate the range of effects that can be generated by selecting an ideal vantage point.
These images convey energy in many forms, such as, the power and tension of modernist cityscapes, the visual appeal of landscapes as well as complex patterns of light and shadow.
VIEWPOINT 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, that suitable access can be provided.
Free entry


Saturday July 18th 2015 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Chapter Gardens
Windsor Castle
Berkshire

Accompanied by an array of cake and English cream tea, the wonderfully traditional garden party shall play host to an unrivalled display of the best British culinary, trade and craft stalls. With gardening advice and cooking


Saturday July 18th 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mapledurham Pavilion
Woodcote
Berkshire

Paint and wine is a weekly painting session. Your bring snacks and drinks, and host instructs a 90 minute painting which you take away at the end. People of any age, gender, and experience levels are welcome. Cost is £15 per person and all materials are included. Friday evenings are children and family based, and no alcoholic beverages are permitted. Saturdays are generally over 18s and alcohol may be consumed, but is not sold or provided on site


Saturday July 18th 2015 - Sunday July 19th 2015 7:30 pm - 12:00 am
Bracknell Leisure Centre
Bracknell
Berkshire

Another amazing tribute night for you.This time we bring you The King ELVIS PRESLEY..
The King will rock 2 sets on the night along with our resident party DJ who will bring you party songs throughout the decades to keep the dance floor full..A night NOT to be missed and just £5 per person.
Tickets £5 in advance, £8 on the door.Book a table of 10 and organiser goes free.Food available on the night
Tickets available NOW call or buy online.


Sunday July 19th 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Prospect Park
Reading
Berkshire

It’s time to take the fight to cancer at Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
We need an army of women to take part in our 5k, 10k and Pretty Muddy events across the country to help beat cancer sooner. Let’s unite together to defy cancer.
The Reading Prospect Park route has a fantastic atmosphere as the course criss-crosses around the Park so you can always see other participants around you. Travelling along grass, park paths and tarmac, this course has an incline for a couple of hundred metres halfway along the course but is otherwise completely flat.


Sunday July 19th 2015 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shaw House
Newbury
Berkshire

Shaw House Summer Fair will have craft stalls, garden games, music, BBQ and much more


Thursday July 23rd 2015 - Friday August 28th 2015 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Get Active Sports
Longshot Lane
Bracknell

Get Active Sports Kids Holiday Camp. Get Active Sports Summer dates have gone live on our website!
All venues and all dates are there to be booked.
Childcare vouchers accepted Sibling discount offered
Each venue have themes such as: Princess and Superheroes, Animal Magic, Around the world, Countryside and Seaside, you can be sure your child will have a great time! Get Active provide a variety of different sports to choose from, messy art & craft, biscuit decorating and an abundance of literacy & numeracy skills work whilst having fun!
Locations Wokingham Winnersh Finchampstead Bracknell Marlow Hillingdon Uxbridge Ascot
Visit our website for more information or to book online


Friday July 24th 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
New Hope Community Church
Reading
Berkshire

Paint and wine is a weekly painting session. Your bring snacks and drinks, and host instructs a 90 minute painting which you take away at the end. People of any age, gender, and experience levels are welcome. Cost is £15 per person and all materials are included. Friday evenings are children and family based, and no alcoholic beverages are permitted.


Saturday July 25th 2015 - Sunday July 26th 2015 All Day
Wellington Country Park
Riseley
Berkshire

Festival camping/glamping facilities are available for those wishing to make a weekend of it and there will be an array of entertainment to keep everyone occupied including 14 great bands on the main stage and local artists on the second stage, Big Kid’s village, fairground rides, face painting, dance workshops, bouncy castles, full bar facilities, fabulous food stalls and much more


Saturday July 25th 2015 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Palmer Park
Reading
Berkshire

Reading’s first Sport & Music festival By day, teams take to the pitches to determine who’s the best in Berkshire with a 96 team 5-aside football tournament, whilst spectators and players can enjoy the action in amongst bars, pop-up food trucks, DJs and live entertainment. As night draws in, the party starts with a full DJ line up in the #LUX party tent and the RedBull bar. 64 local teams compete in a World Cup style tournament to determine who is the best 5 aside team in Berkshire. Whilst 32 teams from local business, retail and hospitality go head to head in a separate league. Each team is guaranteed at least 4 matches.
Semis and Finals will be played inside the stadium in front of a huge crowd! Winners of the main competition will get their hands on the Reading 5s trophy as well as a huge prizes including £250 Cash
Register at website below.TEAM ENTRY IS £99


Saturday July 25th 2015 - Wednesday July 29th 2015 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kingswood
Ascot
Berkshire

Our Viewpoint exhibition showcases images from photographers that illustrate the range of effects that can be generated by selecting an ideal vantage point.
These images convey energy in many forms, such as, the power and tension of modernist cityscapes, the visual appeal of landscapes as well as complex patterns of light and shadow.
VIEWPOINT 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, that suitable access can be provided
Free Public Admission


Saturday July 25th 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mapledurham Pavilion
Woodcote
Berkshire

Paint and wine is a weekly painting session. Your bring snacks and drinks, and host instructs a 90 minute painting which you take away at the end. People of any age, gender, and experience levels are welcome. Cost is £15 per person and all materials are included. Saturdays are generally over 18s and alcohol may be consumed, but is not sold or provided on site


Sunday July 26th 2015 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Prospect Park
Reading
Berkshire

Reading Family Fun Day, an annual family event that takes place at Prospect Park Reading. With lots of stalls and attractions on offer you are sure to find something for the whole family. BBQ, face painting, trade stalls, ice cream, bouncy castle, animal roadshow and more.


Sunday July 26th 2015 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ivydene
Woodley
Berkshire

Fabulous urban garden overflowing with many different plants. Vertical garden, rose bed, tree fern walkway, unusual hosts, heuchera tapestry bed along with glass and ceramic art.
Owner is former BBC gardener of the year and the garden has featured in Gardening News


Monday July 27th 2015 3:30 pm - 11:30 pm
ROYAL WINDSOR RACECOURSE
Windsor
Berkshire

Irish Night ft The Dublin Legends
Come along and enjoy the craic – a great night of racing with Guinness aplenty followed by a live post-racing concert from The Dublin Legends.
The gates, bars and Castle Restaurant will be open two hours before the start of the first race, so why not come along early and enjoy the fantastic atmosphere whilst selecting your winners from the racecard.
Book in advance to save £3 on all Enclosures: Club, Grandstand and Silver Ring. Entrance is FREE for racegoers under the age of 18 when accompanied by an adult


Friday July 31st 2015 - Saturday September 19th 2015 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Newbury
Berkshire

Set in London’s murky underworld, Lionel Bart’s much-loved musical tells the story
of the runaway orphan Oliver and the colourful characters he encounters on his
escape from the workhouse. The bullying Mr Bumble, devious gang leader Fagin,
menacing Bill Sikes, his kindly girlfriend Nancy and the Artful Dodger are brought
vividly to life in the atmospheric setting of the old mill.
A company of the theatre’s trademark actor-musicians, with a supporting cast of
Watermill Youth Theatre actors, and Bart’s witty and memorable songs, including
You’ve Got to Pick A Pocket Or Two, Consider Yourself and I’d Do Anything, Oliver!
will tug at your heart strings, make you smile and most definitely make you want to
sing along!
Tickets from £30 to £17.50


What's On in August 2015

Saturday August 1st 2015 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highclere Castle
Highclere
Newbury

Highclere Castle Battle Proms Concert. The New English Concert Orchestra with soprano Denise Leigh


Saturday August 1st 2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mapledurham Pavilion
Woodcote
Berkshire

This Saturday’s painting is ‘Peacock’
Paint and wine is a weekly painting session. Your bring snacks and drinks, and host instructs a 90 minute painting which you take away at the end. People of any age, gender, and experience levels are welcome. Cost is £15 per person and all materials are included. Saturdays are generally over 18s and alcohol may be consumed, but is not sold or provided on site.


Friday August 7th 2015 - Sunday August 9th 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Newbury Showground
Hermitage
Berkshire

This year we have three amazing themed areas around stages, the Vintage Social at the Spitfire Pavilion and Garden Party The Black Hangar Rock n Roll stage dedicated all weekend to Rock n Roll in all its variations, and the Ricky Tick Mod Stage dedicated to the Rhythm and Blues, Soul and Mod sounds and clubs of the 60’s onwards..
The Arena will provide the mobile Showcase for the hundreds of classic and vintage cars, caravans, military vehicles and steam engines, with miniature engines steaming all over the site offering young and old rides around the Festival.
Open 6pm Friday till 6pm sunday
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Saturday August 8th 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thames Valley Police Training Centre
Sulhamstead
Berkshire

Thames Valley Police will hold its annual Force Open Day on Saturday 8th August 2015 at the Thames Valley Police Training Centre, Sulhamstead, near Reading. Admission is free, no dogs except guide dogs, limited parking available and is on a first come first serve basis, disabled access is available. Attractions include police helicopter, display by the police dogs and horses and . Refreshments available For further information, please visit the Thames Valley Police website


Saturday August 8th 2015 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sandhurst Memorial Park
Sandhurst
Berkshire

Sandhurst family festival.
Tribute Acts. One Step Beyond.Ed Sherran.Katy Perry. Concept (X Factor) Sam Jones (BGT).plus local acts and bands. Stalls.Bar.Food Outlets.*fun fair.* Face painting. Bike Stunt show. Plus lots more


Saturday August 8th 2015 - Sunday August 9th 2015 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Liberty Newbury
Greenham Business Park
Berkshire

Do you often struggle to find something to do with your partner and your friends at the weekend? Do you dread the queues in town or is the music just not your taste? Liberty Newbury not only offers free parking but a fully licensed bar, plenty of seating, a large dance floor, quality sound system, great music, friendly faces and a buzzing atmosphere.
Since our 60s and 70s nights were so successful we had a few requests for other themed nights and one of the suggestions was a Rock ‘n’ Roll Night and we just couldn’t say no to that!
These nights are a bit different as we hire live bands and DJs specifically suited in Rock ‘n’ Roll to play for you all at Liberty.
The bands we book are the best of the business and travel the country playing their music.
As usual our bar is open all night and if you’d like us to stock your favourite tipple, just let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
Most of our crowd even dress up in their Rock ‘n’ Roll gear and really get into the swing of things, we get professional dancers from all over the place just to let their hair down at our party.
You don’t want to miss out


Sunday August 9th 2015 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Newbury College
Newbury
Berkshire

This popular Classic Vehicle Show organised by the West Berkshire Classic Vehicle Club is now in its 23rd Year. All proceeds to Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Hundreds of classic exhibits, side stalls and refreshments, all contributing to a great day out. Exhibitor information and booking forms available from the club website or by email.
Admission: Adults £6.00. Children under 14 Free


Monday August 10th 2015 - Friday August 14th 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Progress Theatre
Reading
Berkshire

Join Progress Youth Theatre for a week of fantasy as we open our doors during the summer holidays to children from 7 – 18 to craft a performance the likes of which you’ve never seen before.
Offering experience of every aspect of our theatre, participants will craft beasts and heroes, culminating in a fantastical performance to fill our stage with their creations.
Our fully qualified youth leaders will show you: Acting games and exercises Improvisation Costume-making Prop-mastering Set-design and building Script-writing Lighting and sound and a great week of fun-filled activities


Friday August 14th 2015 - Saturday August 15th 2015 8:00 pm - 4:00 am
Pipers Island
Reading
Berkshire

A weekend of great music at the luxurious Thames side Island Bar 2 rooms with a gathering of some of the UK’s finest DJ’s
Bigger, FatFreddie M, Frostie, Brian Jay, Scott James, Sandra C, Stretch Taylor, Brian Norman, Tony Fernandez, Pete Precise, Trix
,Clive Johns, Birdy, Gayle “LAWLESS” Dumont, Winni Buddz, Jim Day, Roy Grey, Ring the Alarm Sound.
This will be a landmark event for Reading and we hope you will be able to join us. Tickets are priced for £30.00 + Booking Fee for full weekend pass. Please click on the link below to view local accommodation within walking distance of this event.
Please note this event is open to fun loving & respectful over 30’s only.
If you have a celebration that you wish to share with us or any further question please do not hesitate to contact us.
Two night event on 14th and 15th August 2015


Saturday August 15th 2015 - Sunday August 16th 2015 8:00 pm - 4:00 am
Pipers Island
Reading
Berkshire

A weekend of great music at the luxurious Thames side Island Bar 2 rooms with a gathering of some of the UK’s finest DJ’s Day 2
This will be a landmark event for Reading and we hope you will be able to join us. Tickets are priced for £30.00 + Booking Fee for full weekend pass. Please click on the link below to view local accommodation within walking distance of this event.
Please note this event is open to fun loving & respectful over 30’s only


Friday August 21st 2015 - Sunday August 23rd 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Temple Island Meadows
Henley-on-Thames
Berkshire

Rewind festival berkshire featuring Billy Ocean, The Selector, OMD, The Human League,Kim Wilde, Bananarama, ABC, Berlinda Carlisle, Midge Ure and more


Thursday August 27th 2015 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Nature Discovery Centre
Thatcham
Berkshire

Bird of prey expert Ray Prior is back by popular demand! Join him for a fascinating exploration of his birds. Learn all about how they fly and hunt. Be part of Ray’s display and enjoy a hand’s on experience. Everyone is welcome. Children under 4 years will not be able to hold a bird


Monday August 31st 2015 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Prospect Park
Reading
Berkshire

Bank Holiday Monday Tilehurst Festiva. The whole family will be able to enjoy a spectacular mix of fun and entertainment.Fairground, food, multiple Real Ales, plus lagers, ciders, wine and spirits in our now famous beer pavilion and live music.


What's On in September 2015

Saturday September 5th 2015 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Newbury
Berkshire

Every day the local children love to stop on their way home and play in a beautiful deserted garden. But the garden belongs to none other than a giant – who doesn’t like children one bit! And when he comes home, he throws all the children out, which makes the garden so sad that nothing grows there anymore. Can you help the children to save their garden, and help the Giant to see some sense? This interactive adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s timeless children’s
classic is especially created for young children and their brave parents. Suitable for children aged 2 – 6 years. Please bring a cushion. Chairs are also provided.
Tickets: £5


Sunday September 6th 2015 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Newbury
Berkshire

Poet, diplomat, senator, champion of the working man, citizen of the world, lover and bon vivant – Chilean Pablo Neruda wrote what he lived and lived what he wrote. His life and his art were inseparable and his passion for both, contagious. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1971. The raw sensuality and tenderness of his love poetry; the surreal simplicity of his celebration of all things ordinary; the power of his epic poetry and his passion for social justice, is testimony to a man whose life’s work remains as vital today as it ever was.
Neruda’s poetry will be read by actor David Soul who performed in The Watermill’s production of Mack and Mable. David is best known for his role as Hutch in the US TV series Starsky and Hutch and is a veteran of film, TV and theatre. Joining David will be guitarist Hugh Burns who has worked with a range of musicians from Paul McCartney to Placido Domingo.
There will be a question and answer session at the end of the performance with Adam Feinstein, writer, poet, translator and author of the acclaimed biography, Pablo Neruda: A Passion for Life.

Tickets: £15 to £14.50


Tuesday September 8th 2015 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Newbury
Berkshire

Minnie Churchill is the Director of Churchill Heritage and co-author, with David Coombs, the art historian of Sir Winston Churchill His Life and His Paintings. Minnie was responsible fortracing Sir Winston’s 500 plus paintings across the world and the stories associated with their ownership, spending six years on this adventure. She undertook this fascinating work to show her love and respect for this great man. ‘It was a journey for me,
a way to give something back’.Minnie is the granddaughter-in-law of the late Sir Winston and Lady Churchill, formerly married to Winston Churchill, Member of Parliament for 25 years.
Tickets: £25


Saturday September 12th 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Park House School
Newbury
Berkshire

Does your child love singing, dance and drama? Then come and join the Razz family! FREE taster session on September 12th!
Razzamataz Theatre Schools was launched in 2000 and achieved national recognition in 2007 after a memorable appearance on BBC’s Dragons’ Den, winning the investment from Duncan Bannatyne, who remains a committed partner supporting all new Razzmatazz ventures.
Our Newbury school is launching on Saturday 12 September 2015! We provide affordable part-time performing arts training for children and young people throughout the UK, giving them access to some of the most talented performers in the UK through specialist workshops and classes.
Come and join the Razzamataz Newbury family to experience a range of styles from classic West End musical theatre to funky street dance and pop singing. There are always lots of opportunities to perform for both boys and girls, from local theatres and festivals to the glittering lights of London’s West End stage


Saturday September 12th 2015 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


Saturday September 12th 2015 - Sunday September 13th 2015 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Liberty Newbury
Greenham Business Park
Berkshire

Since our 60s and 70s nights were so successful we had a few requests for other themed nights and one of the suggestions was a Rock ‘n’ Roll Night and we just couldn’t say no to that!
These nights are a bit different as we hire live bands and DJs specifically suited in Rock ‘n’ Roll to play for you all at Liberty.
The bands we book are the best of the business and travel the country playing their music.
As usual our bar is open all night and if you’d like us to stock your favourite tipple, just let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
Most of our crowd even dress up in their Rock ‘n’ Roll gear and really get into the swing of things, we get professional dancers from all over the place just to let their hair down at our party


Thursday September 24th 2015 - Saturday October 31st 2015 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Newbury
Berkshire

Criminal mastermind, Professor Marcus, and his gang of oddball villains posing as
musicians, meet their match when they take up residence in the top floor room of
Mrs Wilberforce’s dilapidated house. A convenient location to plan their heist, they
figure their sweet-natured old landlady will be easily hoodwinked. But beneath her
demure exterior, Mrs Wilberforce is made of sterner stuff and, with just her parrot,
General Gordon, for moral support, she turns the tables on the bogus quartet.
Based on the much-loved Ealing Comedy, this award-winning stage adaptation by
Graham Linehan, writer of Father Ted and The IT Crowd, fizzes with fun.
Tickets £26.50 to £15


What's On in October 2015

Saturday October 3rd 2015 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
St George’s Hall
Newbury
Berkshire

Gift Fair 3 October 2015
Come and buy direct from 22 local stall holders specially selected to sell a wide range of quality goods at affordable prices. Raffle. Refreshments and light lunches. 50p admission for adults


Tuesday October 6th 2015 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Newbury
Berkshire

In the bicentennial year of the Battle of Waterloo, General Sir Richard Shirreff brings a professional soldier’s perspective to the momentous events of the Waterloo campaign of June 1815. Drawing on original accounts from the soldiers who fought there, he recounts the story of the battle which set the conditions for the European order for much of the 19th Century.Sir Richard has had a distinguished military career and his command appointments have included 7th Armoured Brigade, 3rd (UK) Division, the Allied Rapid Reaction Corps and NATO’s Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe. He withdrew from active service as a soldier in 2014. He is now developing his second career as a consultant/advisor in strategic risk.
Tickets: £25


Saturday October 10th 2015 - Sunday October 11th 2015 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Liberty Newbury
Greenham Business Park
Berkshire

The Heartbeats performing live so dress up in their Rock ‘n’ Roll gear and really get into the swing of things, we get professional dancers from all over the place just to let their hair down at our party.


Saturday October 17th 2015 - Sunday October 18th 2015 6:30 pm - 12:00 am
St Nicholas School Field
Hurst
Berkshire

Hurst Rocktoberfest annual beer festival Hurst Berkshire, Live music, hot food and plenty of beer.


Tuesday October 27th 2015 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Newbury
Berkshire

A morning of activities for families celebrating our Christmas show Alice in Wonderland.
Hunt for Wonderland characters around the garden and claim your treasure when you’ve discovered their hiding places. Listen to stories in the theatre, take part in themed arts activities and dress up in a wonderful array of costumes from past Watermill productions.
Ideal for children up to 10 years.
Tickets for children £5, adults £1


What's On in November 2015

Monday November 2nd 2015 - Saturday November 7th 2015 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Newbury
Berkshire

In a country ravaged by war, three witches wait for the young soldier Macbeth on
a desolate heath. They tell him he will be King. When Macbeth is unexpectedly
promoted, and with the Witches’ prophesy ringing in his ears, his bloody ambition
takes hold. How far will he and his resolute wife go to win more power?
In a mythical world of dictatorship, uprisings, famine and war, Shakespeare
examines what it truly means to be a tyrant. An ideal introduction to Shakespeare,
this production is performed by only three actors and features the original text cut
to a fast-paced, blood-spattered 75 minutes.
Tickets: £12.50 to £7.50


Saturday November 7th 2015 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Hurst Village Hall
Hurst
Berkshire

Comedy Night at Hurst Village Hall There will be a line up of 5 comedians supplied by The Comedy Hut, a licenced, bar and a raffle, all proceeds going to Beating Bowel Cancer Charity
Tickets £12 each
£10 each if a group of 10 or more is booked
£15 on the door but entry not guaranteed if hall to capacity


Wednesday November 11th 2015 - Saturday November 14th 2015 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Newbury
Berkshire

Gormenghast, a crumbling, labyrinthine castle in a world dominated by iron-clad
laws and ancient decaying ritual. Titus Groan is the seventy-seventh Earl and heir
to Gormenghast, with a longing for life beyond the castle walls. Steerpike is a lowly
kitchen boy, with limitless, murderous ambition.
The Watermill Young Company brings to life one of the twentieth century’s most
remarkable feats of imaginative writing. An epic melodrama of dizzying scope, wit
and an array of fantastical characters.
Tickets: £11.50 to £6


Thursday November 19th 2015 - Sunday January 3rd 2016 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Newbury
Berkshire

Chasing a mysterious white rabbit with a pocket watch, Alice tumbles down a rabbit
hole and into a world of fun and adventure. There she meets the colourful characters
of Wonderland and hears their fantastical tales. After a mad tea party, a curious game
of croquet and a nail-biting trial to find out who stole a very special plate of jam tarts,
will Alice find her way home?
The creators of last year’s sell-out Christmas show, Peter Pan, bring to life Lewis
Carroll’s classic novel, 150 years after it was first published. Join Alice in an
enchanting world of talking animals, a bad-tempered Queen and a Mad Hatter for an
unforgettable musical adventure.
Tickets: £21 to £10.50


What's On in December 2015

Tuesday December 1st 2015 - Tuesday December 22nd 2015 7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Holiday Inn
Winnersh
Berkshire

Our party nights are the perfect excuse for you and your friends to get into the festive spirit. Enjoy an exceptional 3 course Festive Meal in the stylish tranquil surroundings of the stylish 2 AA Rosette Caprice Restaurant.
Prices start from £29.95 per person, for a superb 3 Course Festive Meal, Tea & Coffee, Christmas Novelties and Disco. Alternatively, why not add a half a bottle of Wine to liven up the occasion


Friday December 25th 2015 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Holiday Inn
Winnersh
Berkshire

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a very special day this Christmas. Enjoy an exceptional 5 course traditional Christmas Day Lunch in our stylish 2 AA Rosette Caprice Restaurant, with crackers, novelties and a visit from Santa. Start the celebration with a chilled glass of Champagne on arrival in our relaxed Monty’s Lounge Bar whilst enjoying music by our resident Pianist.
Adult: £69.00 per person Children up to 13 years: £35.00 Dress Code: Lounge Suit


Thursday December 31st 2015 - Friday January 1st 2016 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Holiday Inn
Winnersh
Berkshire

Welcome in the New Year in style and plan the perfect party for all your friends and family. Enjoy music by our Resident Pianist on arrival, followed by a spectacular 5 Course Gala to welcome in the New Year in style.
Dinner and dancing until the early hours with a chilled glass of Champagne to bring in the New Year! Arrival: 19.30, Sit Down: 20.00 Disco Until: 01.00, Bar close: 01.00


What's On in January 2016

Thursday January 28th 2016 - Saturday February 20th 2016 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Newbury
Berkshire

Following her acclaimed performance in The Watermill’s 2014 production of Calamity Jane, Jodie Prenger now steps into Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical, Tell Me On A Sunday.
Tell Me On A Sunday charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York in the heady days of the 1980s. Brimming with optimism, she seeks success and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches, she begins to wonder whether she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places.
This iconic musical, with a wonderful original score, features Unexpected Song, the chart-topping Take That Look Off Your Face, and title track Tell Me On A Sunday.
Performed by many legendary musical theatre stars including Marti Webb and Sarah Brightman, this new 2016 production
directed by Paul Foster includes an intimate post-show chat with Jodie about life, love and playing the role of Emma.
Tickets: £26.50 to £14.50


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