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Berkshire Events Guide

Berkshire Events October 2016

Curious About Reading
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/curious-about-reading/
Tuesday October 18th 2016 - Saturday December 31st 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Riverside Museum
Blake's Lock
Reading

RG1 3DH

If you’re curious about the town or city that you’re visiting, you’ll love our self-guided walks which take you to the most fascinating areas – download them, or we’ll post them to you. You’ll discover what’s important, at your own speed, and level of interest


Berkshire Events November 2016

Sleeping Beauty
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/sleeping-beauty/
Thursday November 17th 2016 - Sunday January 1st 2017
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Bagnor
Newbury
Berkshire
RG20 8AE

A quirky, comic re-telling of the classic fairy story through the eyes of the mischievous Fairy Goody. Having condemned the beautiful princess to
an enchanted sleep in a t of anger, she then has to seek out a suitably brave and handsome prince to break the spell. But the dashing prince doesn’t match up to expectations and Beauty’s happy ever after doesn’t quite go to plan.
An enchanted forest, fantastical creatures and a mother-in-law who turns out
to be an ogre combine to create an entertaining story that will be enjoyed by children and adults alike. Expect a touch of Roald Dahl in this acclaimed version by Rufus Norris with plenty of original music. A magical Christmas show like no other!
Suitable for age 4 upwards.


Cinderella
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/cinderella/
Friday November 25th 2016 - Saturday December 31st 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Corn Exchange
Market Place
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5BD

Expect mischief, mayhem and plenty of silliness in the Corn Exchange’s 2016 Pantomime – Cinderella!

Poor old Cinders slaves away all day, clearing up after her evil step-mother and her gruesome ugly sisters. But with a sprinkling of fairy dust and a particularly large pumpkin her luck is about to change!

Will the hunky Prince Charming fall head over heels? And will Cinderella make it home by the time the clock strikes midnight?

Prepare for an action-packed tale full of songs, mischief and plenty of magic. Our ever popular pantomime has become a fun-filled tradition for the families of Newbury and beyond. Grab your tickets early for our next big festive treat.


Berkshire Events December 2016

Our Stories photography exhibition
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/our-stories-photography-exhibition/
Wednesday December 7th 2016 - Sunday December 11th 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Block B
Cain Road
Binfield
Bracknell
RG12 1LF

The Photographic Angle presents an exhibition devoted to documentary photography. Earlier this year we put a call out for photographers who use the camera as a tool for documenting the natural, social and political landscapes of our times. The response has been incredible, and we had the difficult task of selecting the photo-stories that would become part of the ‘Our Stories’ exhibition.


Jesus in Genesis – A talk arranged by Bracknell Christadelphians
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/jesus-in-genesis-a-talk-arranged-by-bracknell-christadelphians/
Wednesday December 7th 2016
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Priestwood Community Centre
Priestwood Court Road
Bracknell

RG42 1TU

There are remarkable prophecies about Jesus contained throughout the Old Testament, and some of these can be found as early as the opening chapters of Genesis, the very first book of the Bible. This talk will highlight the consistency of the message of the Old & New Testaments, consider the truth and power of the Genesis record, and explore what we can learn about the Son of God from the earliest chapters of scripture.


Aldermaston Nativity Play
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/aldermaston-nativity-play/
Thursday December 8th 2016 - Sunday December 11th 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St Mary’s Church
Church Rd
Aldermaston

RG7 4LW

The village of Aldermaston has put on the York Nativity play in it’s historic church of St Mary’s for 60 years. Tickets are free but you must register to reserve a seat. The setting is magical in the 12th century St Mary’s church with original frescoes on the walls.


The Christmas Fairy’s Tale
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/the-christmas-fairys-tale/
Thursday December 8th 2016 - Saturday December 10th 2016
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Milestone Centre
Milestone Way Precinct
Caversham

RG4 6PF

A brand new festive panto for all the family by Roger Utting.
The Fairy has had enough of spending her Christmas sitting on top of the tree (and who can blame her), and has returned to Fairy tale land for a change. But without her, Christmas is just not the same. Can she be persuaded to return? Or will the Wicked Doris get to her first ?
The Christmas Fairy’s Tale takes the traditional panto characters and style, and showers it all with Festive sparkle, making it the perfect start for your Family Christmas.
8th, 9th December 8pm
10th December 2pm and 7pm
Tickets £8.50/£8 Concs Tickets online


Winter wonderland
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/winter-wonderland/
Saturday December 10th 2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Woodbury House
Jouldings lane
Swallowfield
Berkshire
RG7 1UR

We are raising money for young boy Freddie Hunt, who requires a lifesaving brain operation.

Our Winter Wonderland event is just £1 entry for adults, and free for any children under 12 years old. There really will be something for everyone; with Christmas stalls, and a special Christmas bake off competition for £2!

Come along and see our home for yourselves, we’d love to have you!


Reading Phoenix Choir annual carol concert
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/reading-phoenix-choir-annual-carol-concert/
Saturday December 10th 2016
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Reading Minster
Chain Steet
Reading

RG1 2HX

Join Reading Phoenix Choir this Christmas at Reading Minster on Saturday 10th December for our annual carol concert, in support of Reading Minster Organ Fund.

We look forward to spreading some Christmas cheer with our varied concert programme, including

Lasset uns frohlocken -Felix Mendelssohn
In the bleak mid winter Harold Darke
Nativity Carol John Rutter
Kyrie from Mass in E flat ‘Cantus Missae’ Josef Gabriel Rheinberger
Corpus Christi Carol – Benjamin Britten arr Crown
Bethlehem Down – Peter Warlock
Ding dong! merrily on high – Charles Wood
O Holy Night – arr James Hearn
Jingle Bells – David Willcocks
The Twelve Days of Christmas – arr John Rutter
Have yourself a merry little Christmas – arr Peter Gritton
Santa Claus is coming to town – arr Peter Gritton
We wish you a merry Christmas -arr Arthur Warrell
Audience members will also enjoy singing a selection of congregational carols with the choir.

Tickets – Adults £5, Under 16s free, available via our website or on the door


Santa Fun Run
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/santa-fun-run-2/
Sunday December 11th 2016
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Virginia Water Lake
London Road
Virginia Water

GU25 4QF

Get into the festive spirit by joining our annual Santa Fun Run, where runners of all ages and abilities can choose to run, dance or prance around the picturesque 7km route at Virginia Water in Berkshire. This is always a fun family event and seeing crowds of Santas running round the lake is a sight not to be missed!

The event takes place on Sunday 11th December and starts at 10.30am.

Entrance for the event is priced at £15 for adults, £10 for children and under 5s are free. All entrants receive a Santa Suit and a medal.


ADS Charity Santa Fun Run 2016
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/ads-charity-santa-fun-run-2016/
Sunday December 11th 2016
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dorney Lake
Court Lane
Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 6QP

A family friendly event raising vital funds to support local People with Dementia, their Carers & Families in Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead, Slough, Langley & all points between.

We are delighted to announce that our very popular ‘ADS’ Annual Santa Fun Run will take place on Sunday 11th December 2016 from 12 noon (with starters’ orders at 12.45pm) and we’d all love to see you there!

What is it? It is a 5k Run (walk, wheel or jog) which is approx 3.1 miles once round Dorney Lake – Home of the Olympic Rowing events 2012. This is a major fundraising event for us at ‘ADS’, so please encourage as many people to take part and/or sponsor you as you can. Everyone can participate, including Dogs on leads and kids on scooters (both with responsible owners though please!), all are very welcome. There will also be activities and background entertainment to make your day more special whilst doing some good by raising valuable funds to help make a difference for the people we choose to support.


Christmas Extravaganza
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/christmas-extravaganza-2/
Sunday December 11th 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clewer youth and community centre
Parsonage Lane
Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 5EW

We are running a market to raise funds for Whizz Kidz charity as they supplied my daughter with a wheelchair and we would like to support them to help other children

Craft market and kids stall ie teddy tombola facepainting and if weather is good a bouncy castle


Christmas Singing Afternoon
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/christmas-singing-afternoon-2/
Sunday December 11th 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Charvil Village Hall
Park Lane
Charvil
Berkshire
RG10 9TR

Fun singing afternoon for female voices led by local music teacher and choir director Suzanne Newman. Come and sing some great Christmas songs arranged for SA choir. £10 / £7 for those under 18 – includes music and refreshments. Book places by contacting Suzanne


Claremont Singers Christmas Concert
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/claremont-singers-christmas-concert/
Sunday December 11th 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Holy Trinity Church
Claremont Road
Windsor

Sl4 3BB

We are pleased to announce the Claremont Singers Carol Concert.
Tickets are £5.00 on the door and includes mulled wine/soft drink and mince pies.
It is a fundraising concert to raise money for Thames Hospice and Holy Trinity Church.


Voices photography exhibition
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/voices-photography-exhibition/
Wednesday December 14th 2016 - Sunday December 18th 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
3 Forbury Place
23 Forbury Road
Reading

RG1 3JH

This is a collaborative exhibition with The Photographic Angle and PhotoVoice. It offers an extraordinary insight into the lives of people from many ‘voiceless’ communities around the world. Images on display come from 4 collections ‘See It Our Way’, ‘How We See It’, ‘Lookout London’ and ‘Sights Unseen’. All work submitted by PhotoVoice.
Open 10am – 3pm Daily
Cost Free Public Admission
VOICES is a touring photographic exhibition created and supported by The Photographic Angle.


The Night Before Christmas
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/the-night-before-christmas/
Wednesday December 14th 2016 - Sunday December 18th 2016
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
New Greenham Arts
113 Lindenmuth Way
Greenham Business Park
Berkshire
RG19 6HN

On the night before Christmas, Emily stares out of the window, hugs her teddy and waits excitedly for the morning, while in the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to get presents.

So he sets off in search of Father Christmas to find out for himself. Along the way he dodges the family cat, gets directions from a cowardly robot and is given some unexpected advice from the magical fairy on top of the tree.

Will Eddie get an answer? Will Emily get her wish? And what is that funny-shaped present sitting under the tree?
The Night Before Christmas is the latest production from Big Wooden Horse, creators of the hit shows Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, The Way Back Home and Aliens Love Underpants.


Arlington Business Park Christmas Fayre
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/arlington-business-park-christmas-fayre/
Wednesday December 14th 2016
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Arlington Business Park
Theale
Reading
Berkshire
RG7 4SA

Arlington Business Park Christmas Fayre


Christmas Fayre at Arlington Business Park
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/christmas-fayre-at-arlington-business-park/
Wednesday December 14th 2016
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Arlington Business Park
Theale
Reading
Berkshire
RG7 4SA

Christmas Fayre at Arlington Business Park


Choir 55 Taster Sessions
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/choir-55-taster-sessions/
Thursday December 15th 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Nicolas Church
W Mills
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 5HG

Come and join us to have fun and enjoy music in a taster session for our new choir.

Choir 55 is a community choir specifically for people over 55 in West Berkshire.

We’re running a taster session to give you the chance to come along for an informal chat and a singsong! Everyone is welcome, no matter what your experience or musical ability. The choir is all about having fun and meeting like-minded people.

There is no need to book and refreshments will be provided.

Choir 55 will officially launch in January and will meet every Thursday at St Nicolas Hall, Newbury. Although led by a local choir master, the choir will be shaped by its members – you choose what you want to sing and if you want to perform.

Choir 55 is part of our Ageing Creatively programme funded by The Big Lottery Fund

Taster Session: £3


Great Thatcham Santa Fun Run
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/great-thatcham-santa-fun-run-2/
Sunday December 18th 2016
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thatcham Town Center
The Broadway
Thatcham
Berkshire
RG19 3HP

Sunday 18th December, Mass start at 11.00 am, 5km starting from Thatcham Broadway. A fun run and a chance to raise money for your charities. Enter here, Standard entry fee £15, Students and under 18s £10, children under 8 years £7. Every entrant will receive a Santa Outfit to wear and keep and a commemorative medal on completion of the course


Yuletide Afternoon Tea
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/yuletide-afternoon-tea/
Sunday December 18th 2016
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Beaumont Estate Hotel
Burfield Road
Old Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 2JJ

Bringing much merriment to the Christmas season the four-star Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor announces its yuletide afternoon tea offering. The charming Festive Afternoon Tea will be available for an exclusive period from 18th November – 18th December 2016 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; with sittings from 3.00pm – 6.00pm.

Enjoy Christmas present with Festive Afternoon Tea at Beaumont Estate, no bah humbug it is a steal at £25 for two people with an upgrade of £35 to include a glass of champagne. Reservations are required for the tea, contact the Beaumont team


Huntley’s Family Christmas Concert
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/huntleys-family-christmas-concert/
Monday December 19th 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St George’s Church
Andover Road
Newbury
RG14 6NU

Grab your teddy bear, wear your Christmas jumper and join Huntley and the Palmer Ensemble for a concert full of Christmas classics.


Berkshire Events January 2017

New beginners Tai Chi Class from Berkshire Tai Chi
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/new-beginners-tai-chi-class-from-berkshire-tai-chi/
Thursday January 5th 2017 - Thursday February 23rd 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Earley crescent
Warbler Drive
Lower Earley

RG6 4HB

This new 8-week Introduction to Tai Chi programme will provide an insight into traditional Chen style Tai Chi Chuan for those with no previous experience; either of Tai Chi in general or of Chen style in particular.

You will be introduced to the origins, principles and practices of Tai Chi, and you will make a start on the Chen family form (which is widely considered to be the original style of Tai Chi). This is a set sequence of moves for balance and power which have to be memorised and which represent the basis of all subsequent training.

The classes are suitable for a range of ages and fitness levels.


Splash, Bubbles and Balloons Show at The Look Out Discovery Centre
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/splash-bubbles-and-balloons-show-at-the-look-out-discovery-centre/
Saturday January 14th 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Look Out Discovery Centre
Nine Mile Ride
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 7QW

This bubbling and explosive show is not to be missed! Can we really make water disappear? Can we set fire to balloons? Come and find out in this new, live and interactive science show!
Please note that a minimum of 10 people are needed for shows to proceed. There is no need to pre-book tickets for the shows; tickets can be purchased from reception on the day. Suitable for children who can sit still for 30 minutes.
Shows run through the day on weekends and during Bracknell Forest school holidays.


Yoga and Vegan Food Evening
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/yoga-and-vegan-food-evening/
Friday January 20th 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Windsor Youth and Community Centre
Alma Road
Windsor

SL43HD

Enjoy a relaxing Yoga and meditation session followed by delicious vegan Indian food . Pay only £12 for both Yoga+Vegan food if you book before January 10th and £17 thereafter. Entry by booking only
Let’s treat our body to a Hatha Yoga session where we will do Yoga for each and every part of our body from toe to head (eyes too!). We’ll end the session with meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and abilities are welcome to attend this session as we will offer lots of variations to suit your practice.

After the Yoga session, we will treat our tastebuds to delicious homemade vegan Indian food. Here’s the menu:
1) Chickpea curry
2) Cumin Rice
3) Kulche (Type of Naan)
4) Mini Samosas
5) Mini Kachoris
6) Indian snack mix
7) Indian sweets made from pumpkin
8)Salad

Indian Vegan Food = Healthy + Tasty

We also have raw vegan platter available for an extra charge of £3.


Windsor Duathlon Series Event 1
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/windsor-duathlon-series-event-1/
Sunday January 22nd 2017
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Eton College
Keats Lane
Eton
Berkshire
SL4 6DW

Now in its 10th year, this is the premier Winter Duathlon Series to take part in. These events are perfect for anyone looking to get fit or take part in their first event. Dorney Lake is the perfect venue for Duathlon Events.

100% accurate course and 100% traffic free. A fast and fun race. Perfect winter conditioning. This fun annual Duathlon Series will put you on good form for the coming season.


Windsor Fun Run Series Event 1
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/windsor-fun-run-series-event-1/
Sunday January 22nd 2017
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Eton College
Rowing Centre
Dorney Lake
Windsor
SL4 6QP

The event will have full car parking facilities available, which will be in operation to allow participants to come and go, whilst the event is still taking place and makes it perfect for spectators and family to attend and soak up the atmosphere. Food and drinks will also be available through our catering facilities, plus fun and games for kids of all ages!!!

Prizes:

There will prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall male and female, 1st Junior male and female, 1st Vet male and female.


Windsor Winter Half Marathon
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/windsor-winter-half-marathon/
Sunday January 22nd 2017
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Eton College
Rowing Centre
Dorney Lake
Windsor
SL4 6QP

If you want to get a personal best Half Marathon this should be the one – it is the flattest course in the UK!!! The race takes place on very flat, smooth tarmac roads and paths – completely traffic free, comprising of 4.5 loops of scenic Dorney Lake. Chip timing will be in operation for accurate splits and finish times.

The race provides the perfect – and fastest – half marathon in preparation for the 2017 London Marathon.

This is the 9th year that the Windsor & Eton Half Marathon has taken place, which has been a huge success from entrants looking to get fit up to entrants preparing for their key marathon or Half marathon in the year. With an event taking place each month it is a great way to monitor your fitness.

This event at Dorney Lake is fully licensed and certified by UK Athletics to provide 100% accurately measured courses. This means that any time you achieve on these courses can be used for any future event or championship that might require a qualification time.


Murder for Two
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/murder-for-two/
Thursday January 26th 2017 - Saturday February 25th 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Bagnor
Newbury
Berkshire
RG20 8AE

A hilarious high-energy musical whodunit, Murder For Two is a madcap murder mystery with a twist. Two actors play thirteen characters… and the piano in this acclaimed new musical. A loving homage to the canon of murder mystery plays, Murder For Two is a hysterical blend of music, mayhem and murder.
When famous novelist Arthur Whitney is found dead at his birthday party, it’s time to call in the detectives. The only problem is, they’re out of town. Enter Officer Marcus Moscowicz, a neighbourhood
cop who dreams of climbing the ranks. With the clock ticking, it’s up to Marcus to prove his super sleuthing skills and solve the crime before the real detective arrives.
Murder For Two was recently a huge hit Off -Broadway. The production will have its British stage premiere at The Watermill Theatre prior to a run at St James Theatre, London.


Berkshire Events February 2017

Run for Chocolate 5km Windsor
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/run-for-chocolate-5km-windsor/
Saturday February 18th 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Eton College
Rowing Centre
Dorney Lake
Windsor
SL4 6QP

Run For Chocolate – Dorney Lake, Windsor is a celebration of fitness and wellbeing. Participants of all ages and abilities are able to enjoy the benefits of running, along with the reward of a warm and comforting mug of luxury Hot Chocolate.

What greater motivation is there to get out there and be active?

Achieve your fitness goals and enjoy a fun challenge this winter. And get your family and friends involved too, as each event will promote a party atmosphere in which you can listen to music, drink unlimited Luxury Hot Chocolate and enjoy an assortment of treats, as a special reward for all your hard work and effort.

Be it that you walk, jog or run the 5km run distance; all levels, speeds and ages are welcomed. And with hundreds of spectators lining the course to cheer you on, the fun really does begin when you cross the finish line, and receive one of our popular, bespoke Run For Chocolate finishers medals.
Please see website for further updates


Windsor Duathlon Series Event 2
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/windsor-duathlon-series-event-2/
Sunday February 19th 2017
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Eton College
Rowing Centre
Dorney Lake
Windsor
SL4 6QP

The event location is one of the most iconic 2012 London Olympic Games venues, which hosted the rowing and canoe disciplines.

Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre is conveniently located along the M4 Motorway, only 20 mins from London and 15 mins from the M25 and M40 motorways.

The event will have full car parking facilities available, which will be in operation to allow participants to come and go, whilst the event is still taking place and makes it perfect for spectators and family to attend and soak up the atmosphere.

Food and drinks will also be available through our catering facilities, plus fun and games for kids of all ages


Smitty’s Big Four
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/smittys-big-four/
Sunday February 19th 2017
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Bagnor
Newbury
Berkshire
RG20 8AE

Kansas Smitty’s has become a name synonymous with good music and real people. You’ll hear the sounds of New York, New Orleans, Paris, and Havana in their sour mash of jazz genres. Smitty’s musicians are young and hungry virtuosos whose musical flights are more like athletic miracles than practice room exercises. Jazz with grit. You’ve never seen another band like this one because it doesn’t exist. Of course we won’t expect you to take our word for it…
The Big Four’s unique combination of trumpet, soprano sax/clarinet, guitar and bass, separates the group from traditional Dixieland groups with the omission of drums and piano. This streamlined formation allows the band tightness whilst maintaining the melodic integrity of the canon. The band is made up of Pete Horsfall, Giacomo Smith, Dave Archer, and Ferg Ireland.


Run for Chocolate 5km Reading
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/run-for-chocolate-5km-reading/
Sunday February 26th 2017
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Prospect Park
Liebenrood Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG30 2ND

Run For Chocolate – Reading will be taking place at Prospect Park. This event is a celebration of fitness and wellbeing. Participants of all ages and abilities are able to enjoy the benefits of running, along with the reward of a warm and comforting mug of luxury Cadbury Hot Chocolate
Achieve your fitness goals and enjoy a fun challenge this winter. And get your family and friends involved too, as each event will promote a party atmosphere in which you can listen to music, drink unlimited luxury Cadbury Hot Chocolate and enjoy an assortment of flavours, marshmallows and treats, as a special reward for all your hard work and effort.


Berkshire Events March 2017

Faust x2
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/faust-x2/
Thursday March 2nd 2017 - Saturday March 25th 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Bagnor
Newbury
Berkshire
RG20 8AE

A powerful story of lust, sacrifice and regret, Faust x2 is a thrilling, atmospheric and moving re-telling of the immortal legend of Faust.
Faust is a brilliant but frustrated academic. Disillusioned by his never- ending quest for knowledge, he summons up the darkest of powers
to free him from his misery. Making a
deal with the devilish Mephisto, Faust promises to serve him once he is satisfied his desires have been met. But quickly he is captivated by the beautiful Gretchen and Faust commits himself to winning her heart. At whatever cost.
Olivier and Tony award-winning actor
Ian McDiarmid, well known for his role
as Supreme Chancellor Palpatine in the Star Wars film series, and numerous stage credits for the RSC, National Theatre and Donmar Warehouse plays the titular role and brings Goethe’s gripping masterpiece to life in this bold new adaptation, staged at The Watermill for the first time.
Lisa Blair is one of the country’s most exciting young directors. She recently directed Contractions at She eld Theatres and was associate director on Jude Law’s Henry V and The Merchant of Venice for the RSC and Almeida Theatre.


Bride: The Wedding Show at Ascot Racecourse
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/bride-the-wedding-show-at-ascot-racecourse/
Saturday March 11th 2017 - Sunday March 12th 2017
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 11-12 March, which will bring together nearly 100 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, a champagne bar to lend even more sparkle to the occasion plus free copies of Berkshire & Buckinghamshire 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


The French Property Exhibition at Newbury Racecourse
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/the-french-property-exhibition-at-newbury-racecourse/
Friday March 17th 2017 - Saturday March 18th 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Newbury Racecourse plc
Racecourse Road
Newbury
Berkshire
RG14 7NZ

Have you always dreamed of owning a house in France? Don’t miss The French Property Exhibition at Newbury Racecourse; a one-stop shop for anyone considering buying a property in France. It is the perfect place to go for information and inspiration, and visitors will be surprised at how affordable it can be. The free seminar programme runs all day giving visitors invaluable information on all aspects of the buying process; from health and pensions to tax, mortgages and the potential impacts of Brexit. Visitors have the chance to browse from an extensive range of properties for sale throughout all regions of France and meet property experts, as well as legal and financial advisors. Whether you are seeking a permanent residence, holiday home or buy-to-let or investment property, we guarantee you will walk away feeling more informed and at least one step closer to making your French property purchase a reality.


Windsor & Eton Half Marathon
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/windsor-eton-half-marathon/
Saturday March 18th 2017
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Eton College
Rowing Centre
Dorney Lake
Windsor
SL4 6QP

If you want to get a personal best Half Marathon this should be the one – it is the flattest course in the UK!!! The race takes place on very flat, smooth tarmac roads and paths – completely traffic free, comprising of 4.5 loops of scenic Dorney Lake. Chip timing will be in operation for accurate splits and finish times.

The race provides the perfect – and fastest – half marathon in preparation for the 2017 London Marathon.

This is the 9th year that the Windsor & Eton Half Marathon has taken place, which has been a huge success from entrants looking to get fit up to entrants preparing for their key marathon or Half marathon in the year. With an event taking place each month it is a great way to monitor your fitness


Windsor Duathlon Series 3
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/windsor-duathlon-series-3/
Sunday March 19th 2017
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Eton College
Rowing Centre
Dorney Lake
Windsor
SL4 6QP

Winter Duathlon Series to take part in. These events are perfect for anyone looking to get fit or take part in their first event. Dorney Lake is the perfect venue for Duathlon Events.

100% accurate course and 100% traffic free. A fast and fun race. Perfect winter conditioning. This fun annual Duathlon Series will put you on good form for the coming season.
Please see website for further update


Ann Veronica
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/ann-veronica/
Wednesday March 29th 2017 - Saturday April 1st 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Bagnor
Newbury
Berkshire
RG20 8AE

“I’m not the marrying sort, and I shan’t ever be. That’s why I’ve got to take my own line now!”
Frustrated by the monotony of suburban life and her father’s strict rules, Ann Veronica Stanley is determined to win her independence, and follow her dream of becoming a scientist. The only problem? It’s 1909, and she’s a woman – in a patriarchal society still in the grip of stuffy Victorian morals.
Risking everything to fulfil her ambition, Ann Veronica flees to London, and joins a dizzying world of freedom and ideas, of dapper socialites, eminent biologists and the courageous women of the suffrage movement. But can she live independently in a society that won’t even grant her the right to vote? Does freedom always come at a cost?


Berkshire Events April 2017

A Dragon’s Tale
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/a-dragons-tale/
Saturday April 1st 2017
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Bagnor
Newbury
Berkshire
RG20 8AE

Performed by Paul Batten
A magical storytelling show based on the legend of the Lambton Worm
Foolishly John Lambton throws the strange googly eyed fish back into the river. But instead of swimming away, the funny looking fish begins to grow and grow until… it turns into an enormous, gigantic worm-like dragon! What has John done!
Using an exciting mix of puppets and music, Paul Batten from Theatrix Arts performs this magical story based on the ancient legend of the Lambton Worm.
Create your own dragon puppet after the show. Please bring an extra £1 if you would like to take part in the craft workshop.
Suitable for families and children aged 4 and up. Tickets £6


Twelfth Night
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/twelfth-night-2/
Thursday April 6th 2017 - Saturday May 6th 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Bagnor
Newbury
Berkshire
RG20 8AE

The Watermill has become known around the world for its bold, ensemble driven approach to presenting Shakespeare.
For our anniversary year we celebrate
this rich history by presenting a brand new production of a play that balances comedy, romance and tragedy in equal measure.
Bohemian, outlandish, isolated: Illyria is a land where everyone has lost something and they will use any means to survive. Viola is washed ashore. Compelled to survive in a mysterious ethereal land, she disguises herself as Cesario to serve the solitary Duke Orsino. What follows is a tale of mistaken identities, seduction and transformation, leading to a complex love triangle and the potential destruction of all propriety.
This production is reimagined in the 1920s where prohibition is rife and Europe is still reeling in the wake of war.
Fuelled by a scintillating selection of energetic jazz music, the ensemble who brought last year’s epic Romeo + Juliet
to life reunite to create a dizzying and beautiful version of Shakespeare’s perfect play. The radical spirit of Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong is fused with an innovative approach to staging and actor- musicianship to tell this timeless story


Dancing With The Stars Weekend
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/dancing-with-the-stars-weekend-3/
Friday April 21st 2017 - Sunday April 23rd 2017
All Day
Beaumont Estate Hotel
Burfield Road
Old Windsor
Berkshire
SL4 2JJ

Join BBC Strictly Come Dancing stars Karen Clifton, Kevin Clifton, Aljaz Skorjanec, Janette Manrara, Giovanni Pernice, British National & IDU World Ballroom Champions Warren & Kristi Boyce plus Argentine Tango stars Leandro Palou & Maria Tsiatsiani – see them perform up close & personal, learn to dance with them and hear all about their Strictly journeys. Join the stars for a Strictly experience unlike any other….

Situated in picturesque Old Windsor is the historic Beaumont Estate. This magnificent Principal Hayley 4* Hotel incorporates state of the art facilities, stunning ballrooms, wonderful architecture and beautiful bedrooms & restaurants – all set in spectacular and extensive grounds.

Enjoy dance lessons with the stars plus 3 days of fabulous dance showcases from the stars of TV

For more info & to book your places checkout


Berkshire Events May 2017

Romeo & Juliet
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/romeo-juliet/
Wednesday May 10th 2017 - Saturday May 13th 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Bagnor
Newbury
Berkshire
RG20 8AE

After great success at The Watermill last year, Paul Hart’s powerful, explosive production of Shakespeare’s immortal tale of an all-consuming love, will return to the theatre before touring nationally and internationally alongside Twelfth Night.
Risking everything, a young couple defy their feuding families and find love on the streets of Verona.
An unforgettable production, Romeo + Juliet features music by Mumford and Sons, Johnny Flynn, The Vaccines, The Civil Wars and Hozier, performed live by the cast.


House and Garden
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/house-and-garden/
Thursday May 25th 2017 - Saturday July 1st 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Bagnor
Newbury
Berkshire
RG20 8AE

In the unique setting of The Watermill, Alan Ayckbourn’s pair of linked comedies will be performed simultaneously by the same cast between the theatre and a marquee in its beautiful gardens. With hilarious consequences, one character’s entrance to House is another’s exit from Garden in this fast-paced duo of plays!
At the Platt country manor, whilst womanising landowner Teddy Platt eagerly awaits the arrival of an old friend in the house, in the garden, preparations for the annual village fete are well underway.
Amidst the manicured setting, gossip, affairs and petty feuds run rife and with a host of colourful characters and troubled couples mingling throughout the day, tensions run higher still into the night.
This will be the first time that Ayckbourn’s play has been performed both inside
and out, promising to be a very special production that will be epic and intimate in equal measure.
Elizabeth Freestone has directed for the RSC and Shakespeare’s Globe and makes her debut at The Watermill Theatre.
Dress warmly to enjoy the experience of watching great theatre in two locations.
“You look a bit – overdressed. For a garden fete.”
Directed by Elizabeth Freestone
Please note performances will be at 2pm and 7pm


Berkshire Events June 2017

The Gingerbread Man
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/the-gingerbread-man/
Saturday June 3rd 2017
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Bagnor
Newbury
Berkshire
RG20 8AE

Adapted and performed by Lizzie Lewis
“Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the Gingerbread Man.”
Georgie the Gingerbread Man has a lot on his plate! He needs your help as he ventures through the woods, encountering many a furry friend along the way. Will he escape? Find out on this interactive adventure!
Suitable for families and children aged 2 to 6. Performances take place in the Lily Pond Conservatory.
Tickets £6


Berkshire Events July 2017

Nesting
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/nesting/
Tuesday July 4th 2017 - Saturday July 8th 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Watermill Theatre
Bagnor
Newbury
Berkshire
RG20 8AE

“That’s where we differ then. I buy it and keep it. You don’t buy it. But neither of us likes throwing away.”
Linda is a self-confessed ‘collector’. She has all the necessities: broken umbrellas to match any outfit, unopened Amazon parcels delivered in 2012, shoes that
don’t fit but were a bargain at 75 percent off and trainers because, one day, she will definitely take up running. To add to her collection there
is Toby, an affectionately named rat who has taken up residence in her home.
With the arrival of Jonathan, a man who can’t sleep if the sponge is in the wrong place by the kitchen sink, comes a more life-changing situation than Linda could ever have imagined. The journey that follows is one of love, loss and an infatuation with Stevie Wonder memorabilia.
A poignant new play by Ellen Robertson, Nesting is a funny and moving look at compulsive behaviour and finding love in the most unlikely of places


VitalityMove Windsor Great Park
http://www.berkshireeventsguide.co.uk/events/vitalitymove-windsor-great-park/
Sunday July 9th 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Windsor Great Park
Windsor
Berkshire

SL4 2HT

The brainchild of Jessica Ennis-Hill, VitalityMove is a big day out for all the family, combining her passion for both music and running.
VitalityMove at Windsor Great Park will provide the platform for both families and committed runners to get involved with from 1 mile fun-runs, to the more traditional 5k and 10k distances – all themed to music designed to keep you moving by DJ Trevor Nelson.
Under the shadow of the famous view of Windsor Castle, the Long Walk in Windsor Great Park is the location for the second VitalityMove event.
A one-mile musically themed run (or walk or dance) suitable for all ages & abilities
In the lead up to the event, we will be asking you as participants what music you’d like to hear all the way around this flat one-mile course. Will it be ‘90’s pop (think Spice Girls & Take That), Britpop (think Oasis, Pulp or Blur), the latest pop (think Little Mix & Shawn Mendes) or even the best of ABBA…? You name it, we’ll aim to play it!

5k

An undulating run through the venue grounds
Suitable for both beginners and more serious runners

10k

An undulating run through the venue grounds with views over Windsor Castle Great Park. Suitable for those stepping up to a 10k for the first time and more serious runners.

Music miles will have several starts across the day, with the starts for the 5k and 10k setting off in both the morning and afternoon. You can choose how many distances to tackle, and for the music miles, you can choose to do whichever one you want to on the day!

Purchase of an event pass will give you entry to two music miles where you can run, walk or dance your way around the musical mile-long course, with the option to add on 5k and 10k challenges. You will also receive:
• A music-themed medal
• Entry to the event village and music by legendary DJ Trevor Nelson
• Access to the Field of Fun & the chance to participate in the free activities on offer
• Access to the food village


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