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Berkshire Events Guide

Berkshire Events July 2018

Superhero Show at The Look Out Discovery Centre
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/superhero-show-at-the-look-out-discovery-centre/
Saturday July 21st 2018 - Sunday September 2nd 2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Look Out Discovery Centre
Nine Mile Ride
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 7QW

Are you a superhero? Come and find out all about the science behind superpowers like invisibility and super strength! This entertaining and interactive live science show also has exciting demonstrations and experiments. Tickets for the show can be purchased from reception on the day. Suitable for children age 5+.

Show times are at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3.15pm, subject to minimum numbers. Shows run at weekends and Bracknell Forest school holidays. Show tickets are £1.95 per person in addition to the main entrance price to the hands-on science and nature exhibition. Please visit our website for current prices.


Berkshire Events August 2018

The Day Reading was bombed – Mike Cooper
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/the-day-reading-was-bombed-mike-cooper/
Thursday August 23rd 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Centre for Heritage and Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library
Abbey Square

RG1 3BQ

2018 marks the 75th anniversary of the only fatal air raid on Reading during the Second World War, in which 41 people lost their lives. Well-known local historian, Mike Cooper, shares his extensive research into this important day for Reading people.

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.

Tickets: £5 (society members £4) includes tea and cake after the talk


Shapers
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/shapers/
Monday August 27th 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Newbury Market Place
Newbury
Berkshire

RG14 5AA

Expect fearless physicality, inventive and affecting choreography and distinctive and stirring music.

Shapers is the result of a remarkable international collaboration between eight dancers from Egypt, France, Spain and Morocco, questioning their relationship to the city, to the locations, to passers-by and to the public space.

For 20 years Ex Nihilo has been one of the most exciting outdoor dance companies in Europe. Co-directed by Anne Le Batard and Jean-Antoine Bigot, Ex Nihilo’s choreography is the result of an immersion in place: a journey where bodies explore the very fabric of the city.

FREE outdoor event.


Berkshire Events September 2018

Neff Cooking Demonstration
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/neff-cooking-demonstration/
Saturday September 1st 2018
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Zara Kitchen Design
23 Peach Street
Wokingham

RG40 1XJ

All welcome to our next Neff Cooking Demonstration Saturday 1st September 2018. Runs from 10:30am to 3:30pm so turn up anytime between to sample some great food and find out what makes Neff different.


Dreading Poetry Slam
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/dreading-poetry-slam/
Sunday September 2nd 2018
7:30 pm - 10:45 pm
The Global Cafe
35-39 London Street
Reading

RG1 4PS

Free monthly Poetry Competition. New poets or audience always welcome.First Sunday of the Month


The Abingdon Waterturnpike Murder: a cross-border tale of Berkshire and Oxfordshire skulduggery: with Mark Davies
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/the-abingdon-waterturnpike-murder-a-cross-border-tale-of-berkshire-and-oxfordshire-skulduggery-with-mark-davies/
Thursday September 6th 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Centre for Heritage and Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library
Abbey Square

RG1 3BQ

In 1787, an elderly man was robbed and murdered after leaving Abingdon’s Michaelmas Fair. The evidence which emerged exposed a wide-ranging, criminal network cemented by marriage alliances and supported by some of Abingdon’s leading men.

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.

Tickets: £5 (society members £4) includes tea and cake after the talk.


Marcus Brigstocke: Devil May Care
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/marcus-brigstocke-devil-may-care/
Thursday September 6th 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5BD

A new stand up show from the multi-award winning comedian.

Nazi, Remoaner, Trot, Libtard, Brextremist, Feminazi, Piers Morgan… As we divide each other up into more and more unpleasant categories of evil, it is time to establish, once and for all, what is good and what is bad. Who better to arbitrate in these challenging divisive times than the master of satirical comedy himself?

Marcus Brigstocke’s impressive list of television appearances includes Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News For You and he regularly appears on BBC Radio 4’s Just a Minute and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.


Corn Exchange Comedy Club
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/corn-exchange-comedy-club-3/
Friday September 7th 2018
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5BD

Join us for your monthly dose of laughter therapy!

Leave your cares at the door, grab a drink and join us for an evening of laughter as Avalon presents 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.

Autumn Season Dates:
Fri 7 Sep, 12 Oct, 2 & 23 Nov, 7.45pm

Age Guide: 18+ only

Tickets £15 (£13 concessions, 10% off for groups of 10 or more)


The Simon & Garfunkel Story
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/the-simon-garfunkel-story/
Saturday September 8th 2018
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5BD

Following its London run, the 50th anniversary tour comes to Newbury.

Direct from its success at London’s Lyric Theatre, a sell-out worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story features a full live band performing all the hits including Mrs Robinson, Cecilia, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Homeward Bound and many more.Tickets £23 (£21 concessions)


Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/henry-blofeld-78-retired/
Thursday September 13th 2018
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5BD

Henry ‘My Dear Old Thing’ Blofeld has hung up his microphone after 50 years commentating on international cricket.

The cherished golden voice of cricket has decided to celebrate by touring the country with his brand-new show, jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio!

Don’t miss the chance to wave a bat in honour to the last bastion of the original Test Match Special team; the team who made it the much-loved programme it is today. The summers of cricket will never be the same without our ‘Dear Old Thing’.

Tickets £21.50

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


Murder Mystery Supper Evenings
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/murder-mystery-supper-evenings/
Friday September 14th 2018 - Saturday September 15th 2018
7:45 pm - 10:30 pm
Tilehurst Village Hall
Victoria Road
Tilehurst
Berkshire
RG31 5AB

A Murder Mystery Fish and Chip Supper evening performed by Tilehurst Amateur Dramatics Society.

Our Murder Mystery Supper evenings are great fun. Tables seat up to 8 persons with a limit of 10 tables per night. At only £16 for two courses and live entertainment, why not tell your friends and make a night of it.

Supper served at 7:45 p.m. Soft drinks available. BYOB.

Performances held 14 and 15 September at Tilehurst Village Hall, 17 Victoria Road RG31 5AB


Open Day
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/open-day/
Saturday September 15th 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Caversham Health Fitness Club
Archway Road
Caversham

RG4 8AN

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF FITNESS AND WELL BEING!!!
Special Offers for New Members!!!
Taster Classes, Personal Trainers, Osteopathy, Pranic Therapy, Manicure, Soft Play, Face Painting, Caffe.
15th September 10am 4pm


Susie Dent: The Secret Lives of Words
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/susie-dent-the-secret-lives-of-words/
Thursday September 20th 2018
7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5BD

Take a journey into the curious, unexpected and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day with Countdown’s Susie Dent.

Susie will retell the adventures that lie hidden within such words as lasagne (involving a chamber pot) and bugbear (a terrorising monster), and explain the mysterious disappearance of kempt, gormful and ruly (and yes, you can be gruntled).

Sharing a selection of the funniest moments from her 25 years on Countdown, Susie will also welcome any questions in her very own ‘word surgery’.

Tickets £19.50

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


The Baina Trampa Fritz Fallen
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/the-baina-trampa-fritz-fallen/
Friday September 21st 2018 - Saturday September 22nd 2018
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Shaw House
Church Road
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 2DR

Join us for one of the most surreal French theatrical moments you’ll ever see in your life!

Ruthless and cheeky rascals Le G. Bistaki will thrill us with their wacky voodoo rituals, surreal video projections, passionate tango, gleaming white suits, a ton of corn and fiery fights.

Always on the verge of surreal madness, this delightful and amusing postmodern promenade performance is like something straight out of a crazy French dream.

FREE (pre-booking required)
Fri 21 & Sat 22 Sep, 7.30pm


Fingest Great Barn Opera 2018
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/fingest-great-barn-opera-2018/
Saturday September 22nd 2018
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Great Barn
Manor Farm
Fingest
Henley-on-Thames
RG9 6QE

Fingest Great Barn Opera 2018 Tickets £75 incl. picnic table In aid of Action Medical Research and Child Bereavement UK.
Die Fledermaus
J Strauss
6pm
Saturday 22nd September 2018


FUN DOG SHOW
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/fun-dog-show/
Sunday September 23rd 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
THE DIANA BRIMBLECOME ANIMAL RESCUE
NELSONS LANE
HURST

RG10 0RR

FUN DOG SHOW ON 23RD SEPTEMBER 2018 AT THE DIANA BRIMBLECOMBE ANIMAL RESCUE, WOKINGHAM RG10 0RR 19 FUN CLASSES, GATES OPEN 9AM JUDGING FROM 10AM CONTACT FOR INFO


Henley Literary Festival
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/henley-literary-festival/
Saturday September 29th 2018 - Sunday October 7th 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 pm





This year’s Henley Literary Festival is set to be the biggest yet as it expands to nine days for the first time, offering over 150 events across Henley from Saturday 29th September to Sunday 7th October. Speakers include some of the UK’s best-loved writers alongside exciting new talent, with top names including Irvine Welsh, Pam Ayres, Sir Oliver Letwin, Kate Mosse and Moeen Ali.

Running concurrently, the Henley Children’s Literary Festival will entertain children of all ages including Anthony Horowitz, former Children’s Laureate Sir Michael Morpurgo and the international bestselling author-illustrator David Melling.

Friends of the Festival book first, with tickets on sale from Monday 16th July; members also benefit from year-round savings with the festival’s partners including Stonor Park, Gower Cottage Brownies and Hurley House Hotel. Tickets go on general sale to the public on Monday 23rd July.

For more information visit the festival’s website and sign up to their newsletter.


Parish registers for family historians
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/parish-registers-for-family-historians/
Saturday September 29th 2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Centre for Heritage and Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library
Abbey Square

RG1 3BQ

Increase your chances of success with family historians’ core resource. Better understand what registers can provide for you, where to find them, how Church of England and non-conformist registers differ, and how to interpret them. Also, indexes and transcripts, their benefits and pitfalls.

This workshop is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.

Tickets: £10 (society members £9) includes tea or coffee.


Berkshire Events October 2018

Tracks to the trenches – Mike Hurst
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/tracks-to-the-trenches-mike-hurst/
Thursday October 11th 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Centre for Heritage and Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library
Abbey Square

RG1 3BQ

An affecting account of railway activities in England and in France during the Great War. This will include the transport and care of the wounded back to Blighty with some focus on South Oxfordshire and West Berkshire. Railways permitted the mass movements of munitions, equipment and men – and the harrowing resulting casualties, many of whom were taken through the Thames Valley.

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.

Tickets: £5 (society members £4) includes tea and cake after the talk.


Gregg Wallace
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/gregg-wallace/
Saturday October 13th 2018
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5BD

Star of BBC’s MasterChef spills the beans and answers all of Newbury’s burning questions.

This brand new live show mixes hilarious behind the scenes tales with demonstrations and audience fun and games. Join Gregg as he answers the questions you’ve always wanted to ask, shares classic anecdotes and dishes up a sumptuous serving of MasterChef’s juiciest bits.

Complete with a Q&A, this really is a must-see event for any foodie fan!

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


Seriously Dead
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/seriously-dead/
Tuesday October 16th 2018
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5BD

New smash hit comedy musical starring Tommy Cannon (Cannon and Ball), Crissy Rock (Benidorm and I’m A Celebrity), Billy Pearce, Leah Bell and Paul Dunn.

After touring for two years with their hit play Dirty Dusting, Crissy Rock and Leah Bell are delighted to present their brand new self penned musical comedy Seriously Dead. This uplifting musical comedy tells the tale of Thelma Henderson who cannot gain entry through the Pearly Gates as the system has gone digital and she has the incorrect paperwork.

A brilliantly bonkers plot proving that life’s party never ends it simply moves to another location!

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


One Man Stranger Things
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/one-man-stranger-things/
Thursday October 18th 2018
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5BD

Talented Canadian actor Charles Ross single-handedly recreates season one of the Netflix sensation: all the characters, dialogue, special effects, music and Eggo waffles in one superb, upside-down show.

Charles has already toured the world with hugely successful parodies of Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and Batman. This time he’ll spoof season one of Stranger Things, reminding audiences why they loved it.

Whether you’re a fan, or a lover of 80s and the epic adventure films it produced, this is the night out for you!

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


Jamie Raven: Making Magic
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/jamie-raven-making-magic/
Friday October 19th 2018
7:45 pm - 9:45 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5BD

The Britain’s Got Talent Runner Up brings his mystifying new show to Newbury.

Star of the West End hit The Illusionists, Jamie will take audiences on a journey through the magical world in which he operates. Together you’ll explore the answer to how and why magic works, and what it means to so many different types of people. However, as with everything that he does, things are not always as they seem.

Get ready to laugh as much as you are mystified, suspend your belief in all you thought was possible and watch as Jamie Raven shows you exactly how for 25 years he has been ‘Making Magic’.

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


Hidden history of Reading’s war graves – Liz Tait
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/hidden-history-of-readings-war-graves-liz-tait/
Thursday October 25th 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Centre for Heritage and Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library
Abbey Square

RG1 3BQ

This is the story of Reading’s war graves, and the men and women they honour, meticulously researched and brought to life by the founder of the Reading Remembrance Trust. Stories include Private William Lewington, who was tragically killed during a training accident at Maidenhead, and Agnes Maud Russell, who served as a nurse in Malta treating soldiers evacuated from the Dardanelles campaign.

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.

Tickets: £5 (society members £4) includes tea and cake after the talk.


DNA Testing and family hsitory – an introduction – Debbie Kennett
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/dna-testing-and-family-hsitory-an-introduction-debbie-kennett/
Saturday October 27th 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Centre for Heritage and Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library
Abbey Square

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, for those interested in DNA and how testing works, but, who haven’t necessarily tested yet.

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.

Tickets: £5 (society members £4) includes tea and cake after the talk.


Berkshire Events November 2018

Stoke Place Bonfire Night with Fireworks Set to Disney Classics
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/stoke-place-bonfire-night-with-fireworks-set-to-disney-classics/
Sunday November 4th 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Stoke Place
Stoke Green
Stoke poges
Buckinghamshire
SL2 4HT

Stoke Place Bonfire Night with Fireworks set to Disney Classics!
Sunday 4th November – £10 per person. Under 12’s go free.

Stoke Place will host its annual sell-out Bonfire Night celebration on Sunday 4th November featuring dazzling fireworks set to music from classic Disney movies. Beautiful parkland, the lake and the Grade 2 listed Queen Anne Mansion House combine to make a magical backdrop to a memorable evening. Hot baked potatoes and delicious drinks will be served from 5pm onwards. Fireworks get cracking at 6pm.


The end of the First World War and its aftermath – Mike Cooper
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/the-end-of-the-first-world-war-and-its-aftermath-mike-cooper/
Thursday November 8th 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Centre for Heritage and Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library
Abbey Square

RG1 3BQ

Mike Cooper is a local historian, author and popular speaker. The Great War didn’t end on 11th November 1918. What was signed was only an Armistice, and peace treaties had to wait until 1919. Mike Cooper looks at how and why the War ended and at the immediate consequences for Europe and places as far afield as the Samoa and Tanzania.

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.

Tickets: £5 (society members £4) includes tea and cake after the talk.


The Newbury Christmas Country Show
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/the-newbury-christmas-country-show/
Saturday November 10th 2018 - Sunday November 11th 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Newbury Showground
Priors Court
Hermitage
Berkshire
RG18 9QZ

The Newbury Christmas Country Show – the show with a difference. Something for everybody.

New this year, the Circus, Father Christmas, Panto, Great British Bake Off 2017 Julia, Victorian Market and lots more .

Whether you be Festive mad, love the Circus, want to visit Father Christmas a Country Show fan, an avid foodie, a dog lover, want loads for the kiddies to do, love living history or simply want a fun filled day out, our shows are for you. Support small producers and handmade with some wonderful shopping experiences. Watch and admire our Rural Crafters demonstrating all day and making some pretty amazing things or why not enter your dog into our Dog Shows. There is also something for every music lover out there with choirs and bell ringers.

We have a variety of shows within shows to keep young and old occupied with excellent main ring attractions, Celebrity Chefs, some wonderful and unique children’s attractions, the list is endless.


Christmas Fayre
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/christmas-fayre-5/
Sunday November 18th 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Waingels College
Waingels Road
Woodley
Berkshire
RG5 4RF

Christmas gifts; crafts; tombola; refreshments.
Something for everyone!
Stallholders also required.


Medals and decorations of the First World War – David Downs
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/medals-and-decorations-of-the-first-world-war-david-downs/
Thursday November 22nd 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Centre for Heritage and Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library
Abbey Square

RG1 3BQ

Known to many as Reading Football Club’s historian, David is also passionate about medals and awards. He will give a fascinating insight into the background of medals and awards, including many from his own collection, and share the stories behind them. Attendees are very welcome to bring medals for David to talk about.

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.

Tickets: £5 (society members £4) includes tea and cake after the talk.


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.


Putting Berkshire on the map – John Leighfield
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/putting-berkshire-on-the-map-john-leighfield/
Thursday December 6th 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Centre for Heritage and Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library
Abbey Square

RG1 3BQ

If you like maps – this is one not to miss. John will talk about the history of mapping with particular emphasis on Berkshire, beginning with Matthew Paris’ map of Britain c.1250 and finishing with Google and modern mapping. The opportunity to view a selection of maps afterwards.

This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.

Tickets: £5 (society members £4) includes tea and cake after the talk.


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