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Berkshire Events Guide

Berkshire Events September 2016

Alpha Course
Wednesday September 28th 2016 - Wednesday November 30th 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Firestation Centre for Arts & Culture
St Leonards Road

Have you ever wanted to explore the meaning of life or ask challenging questions about the Christian faith? Maybe you’re just curious about church. Alpha welcomes everyone whatever your big questions are and whatever your background and it’s free.

Alpha is a ten week course with a day away in the middle. Each session starts with food or coffee and cake, followed by a short film that looks at a different aspect of the Christian faith. This is followed by a time of informal discussion in small groups.

Thursday September 29th 2016 - Saturday October 1st 2016
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Rivermead Leisure Complex
Richfield Avenue

This is the only Oktoberfest being held in Reading, which features Authentic German Beer, Food, Bands & Souvenirs. This October we will be bringing the Authentic Bavarian Atmosphere straight from the heart of Munich to Reading for the first ever Oktoberfest Reading! This brand new Beer Festival will take place in central Reading just moments from the town centre & transport links.

Stand Up Comedy Night for Paralympic Sport
Friday September 30th 2016
6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Braywick Road

Looking to support a Paralympic sports charity? Here’s one easy way:
Come to our Stand Up Comedy Night – and have a great time too!
We’ve three rising stars of the comedy circuit – plus a very entertaining MC – and together they will deliver an evening of big laughs!!!!! All you have to do is come and enjoy………but are you brave enough to sit on the front row?
A great night out for groups – stag and hen parties welcome.

Doors open @6 .30pm for a 7.30pm start
Tickets: £10 – can be purchased or collected on the door
Very competitive drinks prices and remember the more you drink the more you give to charity!
Free parking

Berkshire Events October 2016

Oxjam Bracknell 2016
Saturday October 1st 2016 - Monday October 3rd 2016
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
The Boot Public House
48 Park Road
RG12 2LU

Oxjam Bracknell 2016 in aid of Oxfam as part of the nationwide Oxjam Music Festival.
34 acts, 2 days, 2 stages

Trumpet Extravaganza
Saturday October 1st 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Great Hall Reading University
London Road

Award winning Trinity Concert Band are returning to the beautiful venue of Reading University Great Hall for our Autumn Concert. The concert will feature the Trumpet Concerto in A-flat major by Alexander Arutiunian. The Concerto is a virtuoso showpiece and an energetic powerhouse of Eastern European lyricism and harmonic textures from the Armenian composer. It will feature a guest trumpet player – Paul Speed. Paul has played for many orchestras including Hong Kong Philharmonic, London Concert Orchestra, New London Sinfonia. Of course we are lucky to also have Paul as the Musical Director of our band!

Later Life Conference
Tuesday October 4th 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bracknell Sports and Leisure Centre
Bagshot Road

RG12 9SE

Please join us for a fun day, lots to see and join in with…ideal for those who are retired or approaching retirement….
Entrance free, refreshments free. Come and meet Nao and Pepper..humanoid robots!

Craft and Gift Fair
Saturday October 8th 2016
10:30 am - 3:30 pm
ST George’s Hall
Andover Road
Wash Common

Rg14 6NU

Come to our Craft and Gift Fair Saturday 8 October and buy direct from talented local artists. There will be 22 stalls with a wide range of products to suit all purses. Light refreshments. Raffle with 1st prize of dinner for 2 at Esseborne Manor. 50p entry for adults

Saturday October 8th 2016
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Garth Hill College
Bull Lane
RG42 2AD

The Barberettes who this year won the Mayor of Reading’s ‘Let’s Sing’ (Reading Choir of the year 2016) are going to have a 40th anniversary concert to celebrate!

Come and join us for a fun evening of song and music.

We are delighted to have Reading Accordion Group and Waltham St.Lawrence Silver Band as our special guests

gilmore & Roberts
Saturday October 8th 2016
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Ace Space
St Nicholas Road
RG14 5PR

Gilmore & Roberts “Hot Property” Roots “Breathtaking 5 Stars” Music Riot
Tickets: £10 (Early bird –September 23 £8 )
Tickets from: Hogan Music or website

BE BRAVE & LEAVE FOR THE UNKNOWN – Theatrical performance
Tuesday October 11th 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Whitty Theatre
Luckley House School
Luckley House Road
RG40 3EU

The award winning and critically acclaimed RedCape Theatre return with their new show Be Brave and Leave for the Unknown – a story of love, loss and courage told through the hands of a piano player and the lens of a photographer. Inspired by true stories of ordinary people in extra-ordinary situations, RedCape’s exhilarating new show explores the nature of bravery both epic and domestic, large and small.

Art Exhibition and Sale
Saturday October 15th 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Church House
57-59 Church street


Art Exhibition and Sale
Ted Burnell Community Art Group
Free Entry

Saturday October 15th 2016 - Wednesday October 19th 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Clarion House
Norreys Drive

The Monochrome format simplifies and strengthens our photographs. We draw attention to what caught our eye. We highlight patterns of light and shadow, or use light falling across a surface to emphasise grainy textures. An effective monochrome is reliant on its composition. A careful arrangement of shapes, lines, textures and patterns can transform your photograph.

MONOCHROME is a touring photographic exhibition created and supported by The Photographic Angle.

Please check website prior to attendance for latest information as dates may be subject to change.
Disabled visitors are advised to check with us before visiting an exhibition so that suitable access can be provided.
Cost Free Public Admission

Rocktoberfest Hurst
Saturday October 15th 2016 - Sunday October 16th 2016
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
St Nicholas School Field
School Road

Rocktoberfest returns to Hurst. Local ales, Hog roast and live music to rock the village. Bands to include the Scoundrels, Evolution and The PFJ. Entry from 6.30pm finishes at midnight. Over 18s only. Tickets £15.00 (includes Hog-roast)

The Whiskey Affair: Reading
Saturday October 22nd 2016
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Great Hall
London Rd

Do you enjoy whiskey? Would you like to discover more about it, but don’t know where to start? Do you like music? Do you like fun?
The Whiskey Affair is for you if you answered ‘Yes!’ to any of these questions. We are coming to Reading for the first time, to the stunning setting of The Great Hall – and have tons of brands of whiskey to share with you.

We are packing the room with three types of whiskey for you to try out to your heart’s content:

Scotch: The best from Scottish whisky distilleries- from the well known to the smaller independents that you are going to fall in love with.

Bourbon: America’s finest bourbons are here to show you what they can offer. Flavoured and packed with variety!

Worldwide Whiskey: Here is where you may discover a whiskey from the Netherlands, Sweden, Taiwan and Japan that you never knew existed!

Tuesday October 25th 2016 - Saturday October 29th 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Woodlands avenue

Showtune is a musical revue celebrating the words and music of Broadway composer Jerry Herman and featuring songs from eight of his musicals.

Bringing a fresh perspective to these award-winning classics, Showtune explores Herman’s poetical lyrics outside of their original context and breathes new energy into his life-affirming songs.

So Put On Your Sunday Clothes and join The Sainsbury Singers for this toe-tapping revue featuring The Best of Times, Hello Dolly, I Won’t Send Roses, Before the Parade Passes By, We Need a Little Christmas, I Am What I Am – and many other classic tunes.
Performances run from 25th – 29th October 2016 at the intimate Oakwood Theatre in Woodley

Boublil & Schönberg’s THE PIRATE QUEEN
Friday October 28th 2016 - Sunday October 30th 2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
BritVic Theatre
London Road


This new musical combines classic storytelling and a sweeping score, with the powerful, vibrant traditions of Irish dance and song, to create a modern musical event that is a thrilling adventure, a timeless romance and an historic epic.
Based on the real-life story of Grace O’Malley, The Pirate Queen tells of a compelling, inspirational woman; a heroine who led an extraordinary life as a pirate, chieftain and mother in 16th Century Ireland. Grace was a fiery, defiant figure with incredible resilience. She was able to unite the feuding clans of Ireland against Elizabeth’s attempt to conquer Ireland, which ultimately brought her to a tense face to face meeting with the Queen of England.
This highly romanticised telling of her life was a collaboration between Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and the producers of the worldwide phenomenon Riverdance.

Berkshire Events November 2016

Fireworks Spectacular
Saturday November 5th 2016
5:00 pm
Reading Lions Club
Scours Lane

RG30 6AY

5th November 2016 – Our Fireworks Spectacular is returning. to Scours Lane Reading:
Pre booked tickets: Family £15.00 / Adult £6.00 (15yrs plus) / Child £4.00 (5yrs to 15yrs)
On the Gate: Family £18.00 / Adult £7.00 (15yrs plus) / Child £5.00 (5yrs to 15yrs).

A Family is two Adults and three children /under five years of age are free of charge.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at:

107Jackfm (on line only).
Meadway Carpets & Flooring, 15 the Meadway Precinct, Tilehurst RG30 4AA.
The Ironing Lady Ltd, 848 Oxford Road Reading, RG30 1EL.
Daisy Chain Florists, 9 School Road, Tilehurst, RG41 5AR.
The Village Florist, 82 School Road, Tilehurst, RG31 5AW.
Vendela Rose, 92 School Road, Tilehurst, RG31 5AU.
Ibis Sports Clubs, Scours Lane, Tilehurst, RG30 6AY.
We are raising funds for Prostate Cancer Screening and other local causes so please support us

The Cecilia Consort – Remembrance
Saturday November 5th 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton

Our autumn concert will include the hauntingly atmospheric Requiem by Manuel Cardoso, and a serene setting of the medieval anthem ‘Take him, earth, for cherishing’ by Herbert Howells, composed following the death of John F Kennedy.

In the beautiful church of Douai Abbey, with its famous resonant acoustic, this will be an evening to remember.
Tickets are £15 / £5 for school age children

Rural Community Ownership Event – Hampshire
Saturday November 12th 2016
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Lainston House
Woodman Lane

SO21 2Lt

We are a charity in Woodstock, Oxfordshire and would like to promote our event. We support communities who would like to set up a community enterprise such as shop or pub.

Christmas Fayre
Saturday November 12th 2016
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Grange United Reformed Church
Circuit Lane
RG30 3HD

Many stalls including cakes, festive gifts, crafts, raffle, sweets & preserves, jewellery, fortunate finds, lucky prize stall, toys, charity stalls, Win a Christmas Grocery Hamper, plus seasonal refreshments

Christmas Fair
Sunday November 13th 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Waingels College
Waingels Road

Annual fair selling Christmas gifts and crafts, Stallholders also required – email for details

Sleeping Beauty
Thursday November 17th 2016 - Sunday January 1st 2017
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Watermill Theatre
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.

The Panic Pit Stop Workshop
Saturday November 19th 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
200 Brook Drive


The Panic Pit Stop Workshop gives you the tools you need
to put panic, worry and anxiety behind you.

This is a practical workshop crafted to help you acquire, absorb and use the modern powerful tools available to delete panic, worry and anxiety from your life. After attending this workshop, you will be well equipped to change your life for the better.

The basis of the workshop is a proven combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dr. Purves’s own Active Self Help system.

Berkshire Events December 2016

Roc Search Reading Charity Santa Run
Sunday December 4th 2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Forbury Gardens
The Forbury

5km Reading town centre route starting in Forbury Gardens, taking in Broad Street, the Oracle Shopping Centre Riverside, Kennetside and finishing back in Forbury Gardens.
1km Mini Santa Run for age 10 and under. Under eights must be accompanied by an adult.

Run or walk the route.
Entry includes a free santa costume, medal and goody bag.
How about putting together a company or family team?
The run began in 2014 raised over £44,000 in it’s first two years. Please help us to make this a special Christmas for the local charities supported by asking friends , family and workmates to sponsor you on the run – just £10 of sponsorship from each runner would make an enormous difference to the charities supported.

The Christmas Fairy’s Tale
Thursday December 8th 2016 - Saturday December 10th 2016
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Milestone Centre
Milestone Way Precinct


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

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