The following events are taking place around RG303QE (Reading) over the next four weeks:


February 2018

Speed Dating in Reading
Thursday, Thursday, February 22, 2018
Matchbox, Reading

Speed Dating in Reading How Speed Dating in Reading works When you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Reading, you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening and confirm how many people you will be dating at the Speed Dating in Reading.

MAIDENHEAD 30s to 50sPlus PARTY
Friday, Friday, February 23, 2018
Bird Hills Golf Club (Clubhouse), Maidenhead

30s to 50sPlus party nights for singles and couples with top DJ playing your favourite club classics 70s to date. From 8.

The Soulstar (Matthew Winchester) @ Grosvenor Casi
Saturday, Saturday, February 24, 2018
Grosvenor Casino Reading South, Reading

The Soulstar Saturday 24th February @ 21:45pm Blessed with a silk like voice, charisma and bags of personality The Soulstar is a phenomenal tribute to all this Soul. Our Show and Luxury Buffet package is available for only £19.

Workshop - Family History Websites
Saturday, Saturday, February 24, 2018
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

Tutors: Gillian Stevens and Chad Hanna Learn more about the many and varied web-sites which can help you unlock your family's past, including many which are free to access and others for which a subscription or pay per view is required. This workshop is organised by Berkshire Family History Society which is a registered charity (no.

Wildlife of the World photography exhibition
Tuesday, Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Building B, , Camberley Surrey

Open 10am – 3pm Daily Cost Free Public Admission The photographers participating in this theme have sent us striking images of the widest range of species, from elephants to insects. Many of the images in this exhibition highlight the relationships that species have with their habitats.

Mapledurham Mill - a talk by Corry Starling
Wednesday, Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

Corry Starling is the miller at Mapledurham Mill, the last commercially operated mill on the River Thames. A mill has existed on the site for over a thousand years and is referred to in Domesday.


March 2018

Footprints photography exhibition
Saturday, Saturday, March 3, 2018
Thames Valley Park (TVP1 & 2), Reading

Open 10am – 3pm Daily Cost Free Public Admission The exhibition Footprints consists of photographs that have previously been entered into one of our four bi-monthly photographic competitions, each based on an environmental theme. Launched by The Photographic Angle in 2010, Footprints had the key objective to promote a greater sense of environmental awareness in the face of man’s unprecedented impact on our global environment.

George Michael Tribute @ Grosvenor Casino Reading
Saturday, Saturday, March 3, 2018
Grosvenor Casino Reading South, Reading

★ George Michael Tribute ★ - Pete Valentine Saturday 3rd March at 9:45pm You will believe George Michael is in the room with you! Rave reviews guaranteed! Pete can mix the sets and have a George Michael set then recreate the old favourites from WHAM years. Get up and dance at this high energy show with all of the old classics ranging from: Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, I’m Your Man, Freedom to Careless Whisper and Faith.

Just The Tonic's Saturday Night Comedy
Saturday, Saturday, March 3, 2018
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading, Reading

Our fabulous weekend shows bring the best comedy on the high street to Reading! Featuring Quincy, Mike Newall, Stefano Paolini and Pete Otway! We bring you four different acts at every show including some of the best up & coming comperes and headliners from the UK & abroad. We open from 6.

Laughter Craft Comedy Presents a Night of Comedy
Saturday, Saturday, March 3, 2018
Emmbrook Social and Sports Club, Wokingham

Laughter Craft Comedy present a top night of Stand Up Comedy with 4 top professional acts from the UK Circuit. This debut show will be Headlined by Nick Doody a regular writer and contributor to shows such as Mock the Week and the News Quiz on Radio 4 he's been a top UK Headliner for over 15 years! Supported by Jason Patterson and Jon Pearson and hosted by Jonathan Elston who the Guardian described as 'an act with incredible talent' this night is not to be missed.

Gong Sound Journey
Friday, Friday, March 9, 2018
Beech Hill Memorial Hall, Reading

The magnificent breadth, depth and diversity of sounds that the gongs create is unlike anything we experience in our ‘normal world’. Aside from any healing energies that the gongs bring, their sound ‘crowds out’ the mind space that most of us use to worry and ruminate.

Just The Tonic's Saturday Night Comedy
Saturday, Saturday, March 10, 2018
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading, Reading

Our fabulous weekend shows bring the best comedy on the high street to Reading! Featuring Roger Monkhouse, David Trent, Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Jessica Fostekew! We bring you four different acts at every show including some of the best up & coming comperes and headliners from the UK & abroad. We open from 6.

Magic Queen - Live @ Grosvenor Casino Reading Sout
Saturday, Saturday, March 10, 2018
Grosvenor Casino Reading South, Reading

★ Magic Queen ★ Saturday 9th March at 9:45pm The only UK tribute performing all the songs in the original key, Magic Queen re-enacts the glorious rock band Queen. Combining flair and energy the act covers hits including We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You and You’re My Best Friend.

Greenham Common's History - a talk by Penny Stokes
Wednesday, Wednesday, March 14, 2018
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

To many people the name 'Greenham Common' conjures up an image of women-only peace camps, protests against cruise missiles and conflict with the police, but behind this lies a much longer and more varied history. Eminent local author and historian, Penny Stokes, will describe the many dramas which have taken place on the common: from Redcoat musters to refugee housing, golf to glider warfare, furze-gathering to filming, and bare-knuckle prize-fighting to bomb storage.

Speed Dating in Reading
Thursday, Thursday, March 15, 2018
Matchbox, Reading

Speed Dating in Reading How Speed Dating in Reading works When you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Reading, you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening and confirm how many people you will be dating at the Speed Dating in Reading.

DANE BAPTISTE | G.O.D (Gold. Oil. Drugs.)
Friday, Friday, March 16, 2018
South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Fresh from hosting Live at the Apollo and another total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, Dane Baptiste takes his third smash hit show G.O.

Ireland Forever!
Saturday, Saturday, March 17, 2018
All Saints Church, Wokingham

Trinity Concert Band will return to All Saints Church in Wokingham on Saturday 17th March for a St. Patrick’s Day concert.

Just The Tonic's Saturday Night Comedy
Saturday, Saturday, March 17, 2018
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading, Reading

Our fabulous weekend shows bring the best comedy on the high street to Reading! Featuring Keith Farnan, Simon Lomas, Otiz Cannelloni, and Kane Brown! We bring you four different acts at every show including some of the best up & coming comperes and headliners from the UK & abroad. We open from 6.

Drop In Sound Meditation
Sunday, Sunday, March 18, 2018
Watlington House, Reading

The magnificent depth, breadth and diversity of sounds that the gongs create is unlike anything we experience in our ‘normal world’. Aside from any healing energies that the gongs bring, their sound ‘crowds out’ the mind space that most of us use to worry and ruminate.

Speed Dating in Basingstoke
Tuesday, Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Las Iguanas, Basingstoke

Basingstoke Speed Dating How speed dating in Basingstoke works A great event to go to is Speed Dating in Basingstoke. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating evening.

Elvis (Mark Wright) @ Grosvenor Casino Reading Sou
Saturday, Saturday, March 24, 2018
Grosvenor Casino Reading South, Reading

★ Elvis (Mark Wright) ★ Saturday 24th March at 9:45pm Mark Wright is well known for performing the ultimate Elvis Presley tribute in a style which is guaranteed to have the audience dancing to the classics all night long. With his incredible vocal talent and passion creating a show that the man himself would be proud of, you can rest assured that this Elvis tribute act will make your special occasion one to remember.

Just The Tonic's Saturday Night Comedy
Saturday, Saturday, March 24, 2018
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading, Reading

Our fabulous weekend shows bring the best comedy on the high street to Reading! Featuring Nick Page, Diane Spencer, John Fothergill and Bennett Arron! We bring you four different acts at every show including some of the best up & coming comperes and headliners from the UK & abroad. We open from 6.

Just The Tonic's Saturday Night Comedy
Saturday, Saturday, March 31, 2018
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading, Reading

Our fabulous weekend shows bring the best comedy on the high street to Reading! Featuring Mike Gunn, Adam Staunton, Funmbi Omotayo, and Lou Conran! We bring you four different acts at every show including some of the best up & coming comperes and headliners from the UK & abroad. We open from 6.


April 2018

Berkshire Brewery Tours
Sunday, Sunday, April 1, 2018
Berkshire Brewery Tours, Reading

Visit a brewery on our Berkshire Brewery tours. Gift vouchers available: http://tidd.

Speed Dating in Reading
Thursday, Thursday, April 5, 2018
Matchbox, Reading

Speed Dating in Reading How Speed Dating in Reading works When you arrive at the speed dating venue for Speed Dating in Reading, you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening and confirm how many people you will be dating at the Speed Dating in Reading.

Gong Sound Journey
Friday, Friday, April 6, 2018
Beech Hill Memorial Hall, Reading

The magnificent breadth, depth and diversity of sounds that the gongs create is unlike anything we experience in our ‘normal world’. Aside from any healing energies that the gongs bring, their sound ‘crowds out’ the mind space that most of us use to worry and ruminate.

History of Southcote Manor - a talk by Mike Cooper
Wednesday, Wednesday, April 11, 2018
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

Mike has had a lifelong interest in history, especially military and local history. Following a history degree, he worked as a librarian, with both Reading University and Reading Library.

Getting Started with DNA - talk by Debbie Kennett
Saturday, Saturday, April 14, 2018
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

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.

Learn To Trade LIVE, Reading
Saturday, Saturday, April 14, 2018
Penta Hotel, Reading

Many of us have Google searched ‘How to make more money’ which has resulted in thousands of unrealistic and impractical answers. Trading College can help you find a realistic way of earning an income! Have you ever considered learning how to trade the markets but didn’t know where to begin? It’s not as daunting as you might think! At Trading College, we believe that with the correct education and training, anyone can become a successful trader.

Speed Dating in Basingstoke
Tuesday, Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Las Iguanas, Basingstoke

Basingstoke Speed Dating How speed dating in Basingstoke works A great event to go to is Speed Dating in Basingstoke. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the Speed Dating evening.

Workshop - Census Records
Saturday, Saturday, April 21, 2018
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

Tutor: Tony Roberts This workshop explores the origins and context of census, the formats of 19th and 20th century data, and how to get the best out of census documents. It looks briefly at some less familiar or older census and quasi-census records, discusses the pitfalls and limitations in using census data and also considers what the future holds for census.

Speed Dating in Reading
Tuesday, Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Revolution De Cuba, Reading

Reading Speed Dating About Speed Dating in Reading Events At one of our Reading Speed Dating events, you will have four minutes to chat to each date. Four minutes is long enough to see if you click with the person you are talking to and whether you would like to see them again and also short enough if you don't.

Living through the Civil War - a talk
Wednesday, Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

Speaker - Catherine Sampson Catherine developed her love of history in childhood and pursued it at University in Sheffield and later Oxford, where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in English Local History. Her dissertation subject being the impact of the Civil War on the local people in and around Reading.


May 2018

An Ellen Kent Production: Madama Butterfly
Thursday, Thursday, May 3, 2018
The Anvil, Basingstoke, Basingstoke

Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* from the Korean National Opera, Seoul and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova* Winner of “The Best Opera Award” Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards. Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including a spectacular Japanese garden and fabulous costumes including antique wedding kimonos from Japan.

Henry Marten - a talk by Dr Manfred Brod
Wednesday, Wednesday, May 9, 2018
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

Manfred is a local historian specialising in the Thames Valley in the 16th and 17th centuries. He has a doctorate from Oxford University and is the author of two books and numerous papers.

An Ellen Kent Production: Madama Butterfly
Thursday, Thursday, May 10, 2018
The Hexagon, Reading

Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim* from the Korean National Opera, Seoul and the international soprano Alyona Kistenyova*. Winner of "The Best Opera Award" Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards.

Place-names of Berkshire - talk by David Peacock
Wednesday, Wednesday, May 23, 2018
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

In a break from this quarter’s theme of the Civil War, we are delighted to welcome local historian and author, Dr David Peacock, to talk about the fascinating subject of place names. David is a former teacher of politics and history at Padworth College, and also gives evening classes on local history at Newbury College and Reading University.


June 2018

Civil War to Commonwealth - talk by John Brearley
Wednesday, Wednesday, June 6, 2018
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

Formerly a teacher, John Brearley is a popular and charismatic speaker on Local History topics across Berkshire. Accompanied by slides and music, John will talk about the Civil War and the Commonwealth period through to the restoration of the monarchy.

Workshop - School Records
Saturday, Saturday, June 30, 2018
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

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


July 2018

Born To Win
Thursday, Thursday, July 5, 2018
The Hexagon Theatre, Reading

After the huge success of ‘Dance is Life’ in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy, and even more drama than ever before! Returning to join Giovanni are Luba Mushtuk, dancer and assistant choreographer on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, as his gorgeous leading lady, along with ‘Dancing with the Stars Ireland’ professionals Giulia Dotta, Kai Widdrington, Emily Barker, and Curtis Pritchard. The show also welcomes the fantastic Stephen Vincent and Kylee Brown from the international ‘Burn the Floor’ tour.

Born To Win
Friday, Friday, July 6, 2018
Camberley Theatre, Camberley

After the huge success of ‘Dance is Life’ in 2017, Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster, showcasing a story of love and passion, with even more heat, even more energy, and even more drama than ever before! Returning to join Giovanni are Luba Mushtuk, dancer and assistant choreographer on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, as his gorgeous leading lady, along with ‘Dancing with the Stars Ireland’ professionals Giulia Dotta, Kai Widdrington, Emily Barker, and Curtis Pritchard. The show also welcomes the fantastic Stephen Vincent and Kylee Brown from the international ‘Burn the Floor’ tour.

Workshop - What do I do with my DNA results?
Saturday, Saturday, July 14, 2018
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

Leader: Debbie Kennett - an internationally recognised expert, speaker and writer on genetic genealogy. This workshop is a follow-up to the April 14th talk by Debbie, which provided an introduction to DNA testing, and is organised by Berkshire Family History Society.


September 2018

Maidenhead Half Marathon
Sunday, Sunday, September 2, 2018
St Ives Rd, Maidenhead

Date: 2nd September 2018 Closing date: 29th August Venue: Maidenhead, Berkshire Start Line: St Ives Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF (no cars) Start Time: 09.30am Half Marathon £28/£30 (£3 surcharge for late entries) Venue: St Ives Rd, St Ives Rd, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF Price Half Marathon (Unaffiliated): GBP 30 Half Marathon (Affiliated): GBP 28 Links: Tickets: https://go.

The Henley 10K
Sunday, Sunday, September 9, 2018
Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames

Back for 2018 alongside the Thames Path Challenge's main finish venue. It's a 10km loop through Remenham and starts / finishes at Mill Meadows right by the River near Henley Bridge.


October 2018

Reading O2O 10K
Sunday, Sunday, October 7, 2018
Thames Valley Park, Reading

Sponsored by Blueiron, this flat 10km race route embraces Reading's waterways for much of the distance, offering a wonderful, multi-surfaced course that takes in rural, modern and historical areas of the town and surrounding countryside. Friendly atmosphere for beginners, yet a fast course for those who want to try for a 10km PB! Race Details •Race date: 7th October 2018 •Entries close: 3rd Oct •Venue: Thames Valley Park, Reading, Berks, RG6 1RA •Start Time: 10k - 09.

Water of Life 10k and Half Marathon
Sunday, Sunday, October 21, 2018
Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Bisham

Your family & friends can enjoy a morning in the Abbey grounds, by the river, with food and refreshments available all morning. Children's races to keep the young ones occupied while the main race is on.

The Floyd Effect
Saturday, Saturday, October 27, 2018
The harlington, Fleet

Pink Floyd’s recording career spanned almost three decades and, for its 10th Anniversary, The Floyd Effect has chosen two of the band’s most remarkable albums to create The Bell And The Moon tour 2018. Spotlighting the music of The Division Bell (1994) and a complete, unbroken performance of the iconic Dark Side Of The Moon (1973), concerts will also include tracks from Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall, delighting Pink Floyd fans everywhere.

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