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Taking place near RG31 6AB

December 2018

December

20

Speed Dating in Reading

Thursday, Thursday, December 20, 2018
Matchbox, 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.


December

21

Big Festive Party Night - Murs Vs Mars

Friday, Friday, December 21, 2018
Best Western Calcot Hotel, Reading

Big Festive Party Night – Murs vs Mars Friday, 21 December 2018 from 19:30-23:59 UTC Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel 98 Bath Road, Calcot, RG31 7QN Reading, England Olly Murs vs Bruno Mars Tribute Act. With classics from both Iconic artist, this will be a night to remember.


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Just The Tonic's Christmas Comedy Special - Readin

Friday, Friday, December 21, 2018
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading, Reading

Just the Tonic presents - Christmas Comedy Specials Featuring Roger Monkhouse, Guests! Have a drink or two, maybe add a 2 course meal to your ticket and stay and dance till the early hours. Our comedians will have you laughing your socks off over the space of 2 hours.


Winter Solstice - Gong and Drum Sound Immersion

Friday, Friday, December 21, 2018
Beech Hill Memorial Hall, Reading

'The Winter Solstice marks one of the pivot points of the year with the shortest day and the longest night: Midwinter is the gateway to the returning light. Symbolically, Solstice is a time of re-birth and welcoming the return of the Sun.


December

22

Big Festive Party Night - Big River (50/60's R&R)

Saturday, Saturday, December 22, 2018
Best Western Calcot Hotel, Reading

Big Festive Party Night – Big River (50/60’s R&R) Saturday, 22 December 2018 from 19:30-23:59 UTC Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel 98 Bath Road, Calcot, RG31 7QN Reading, England Playing the hit's from 50 & 60's Rock and Roll! Price is £55.95 per person including Three Course Festive Dinner Tribute Act Christmas themed decorations & Novelties DJ To book or for more information Call 0118 941 6423 reservations@calcothotel.


Festive Day Out With Thomas

Saturday, Saturday, December 22, 2018
Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot

Thomas is a regular visitor to Didcot Railway Centre where the Fat Controller supervises Rev.W.


December

23

Festive Day Out With Thomas

Sunday, Sunday, December 23, 2018
Didcot Railway Centre, Didcot

Thomas is a regular visitor to Didcot Railway Centre where the Fat Controller supervises Rev.W.


December

25

Christmas Day Lunch

Tuesday, Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Best Western Calcot Hotel, Reading

Chirstmas Day Lunch £74.95 Per Person December 25th 2018 Opens 12:00 noon-lunch served at 1:00 pm 12:00 PM-4:00 PM Menus Canapes on Arrival Soup of the Day Champagne Sorbet Traditional Roast Turkey | Roasted Rib of Beef | Honey Roasted Gammon Brie Wellington slice (Served with redcurrant) Chutney (Served with all the Trimmings) Selection of Festive Desserts.


December

31

New Year's Eve Gala Dinner

Monday, Monday, December 31, 2018
Best Western Calcot Hotel, Reading

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner £89.95 Per Person £139 per person including overnight stay & full English Breakfast.


January 2019

January

3

Beginners' Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan (Earley)

Thursday, Thursday, January 3, 2019
Earley Crescent Resource Centre, READING

This 9-week Introduction to Chen style Tai Chi Chuan from Berkshire Tai Chi is designed for those with no previous experience, either of Tai Chi in general or Chen style in particular. It will introduce participants to the origins, principles, and practice of traditional Chen style Tai Chi; the original family style developed some 350 years ago.


Light In The Lens photography exhibition

Thursday, Thursday, January 3, 2019
Thames Valley Park 1 and 2, Reading

Open 10am – 3pm Daily Cost Free Public Admission As photographers we use light in our pictures to bring out the character in portraits, the grain and texture in surfaces, and to concentrate our gaze within the frame. We pick a particular moment in time to grasp the ever-changing light and capture a unique visual record.


January

10

Talk - The Early Years of Reading's Railways

Thursday, Thursday, January 10, 2019
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

Paul Joyce is Chairman of Reading Transport Group. Reading was linked to London by railway in 1840, and to Bristol the following year, bringing important economic growth to the town.


January

12

Basingstoke Improv Weekend Class: Efficiency in Sc

Saturday, Saturday, January 12, 2019
Irish Society, Hampshire

Book today: https://www.brownpapertickets.


The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition

Saturday, Saturday, January 12, 2019
Willis Museum, Basingstoke

Over the past 31 years it has attracted entries from artists working in abstract, figurative, contemporary or traditional subject matter, with the aim of celebrating and redefining the beauty and diversity of water-based media. Hampshire Cultural Trust is delighted to bring The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2018 shortlist and winners to the Willis Museum, Basingstoke for the first time.


January

19

Understanding Old Handwriting Course

Saturday, Saturday, January 19, 2019
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

This course is held over three sessions, January 19th, February 2nd & 16th 2019. All three sessions for the price of £30 (Berkshire Family History Society members £24).


January

24

Talk: Getting around in the 1960s - Mike Hurst

Thursday, Thursday, January 24, 2019
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

An entertaining illustrated talk about how we were on the move in the 'Swinging' Sixties. Covering cars (often second hand), motorbikes, scooters, buses, air travel, a railway system in apparently terminal decline, the first motorways, the rise of lorries and car ownership, inclusive tours abroad and the switch of ocean liners to cruising.


January

25

Healing Gong and Drum Sound Journey

Friday, Friday, January 25, 2019
Beech Hill Memorial Hall, Reading

At this event you will be immersed in a kaleidoscope of rhythm and harmony created by the healing gong and shamanic drum. The magnificent breadth, depth and diversity of sounds that these instruments create is unlike anything we experience in our ‘normal world’.


January

26

Basingstoke Improv Weekend Class: Game Of The Scen

Saturday, Saturday, January 26, 2019
Irish Society, Hampshire

The course begins by developing students with a deeper understanding of comedy in scenic improv and reaching an effortlessly funny scene. First, students focus on knowing their fun.


Workshop: Merchant Navy Records

Saturday, Saturday, January 26, 2019
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

With tutor: Tony Wright. What is available? Where do you find them? Understand Seaman's Certificates of Continuous Discharge, Crew Lists, Ship's Logs, Lloyd's Register of Shipping, Ship's Movement Cards, plus the many online resources available to further your research.


January

29

Speed Dating in Basingstoke

Tuesday, Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Las Iguanas, Basingstoke

Basingstoke Speed Dating About Speed Dating in Basingstoke Events At one of our Basingstoke 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.


February 2019

February

7

Talk: Heroes of Woodley Airfield - Joy Pibworth

Thursday, Thursday, February 7, 2019
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

A whole host of important individuals in the history of aviation have associations with Woodley Airfield - many such as Sir Douglas Bader, Amy Johnson, Geoffrey de Havilland and Charles Lindbergh, household names. Others, such as ladies world speed record holder Lettice Curtis, less well-known.


February

9

Basingstoke Improv: Training wheels Harold (Basing

Saturday, Saturday, February 9, 2019
Irish Society, Hampshire

In the course, we explore the elements of what makes the form work. We shall seek out the points of development that the production offers and be able to perform a basic 'training wheels' Harold.


Census Records of England and Wales

Saturday, Saturday, February 9, 2019
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

Two hour workshop exploring how to get the best from census records to aid your family history research. Explore the evolution of the census and examine documents from 1841 onwards to the 1939 Register.


February

12

An Italian Songbook featuring Roderick Williams

Tuesday, Tuesday, February 12, 2019
All Saints Church, Marlow

For his final masterpiece, Hugo Wolf looked south — to Italy — and produced a collection of tiny jewel-like songs that paint a kaleidoscopic portrait of village life. The men and women of his Italian Songbook fall in and out of love, with squabbles and petty jealousies heard alongside serenades and love songs of great beauty.


Speed Dating in Basingstoke

Tuesday, Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Las Iguanas, Basingstoke

Basingstoke Speed Dating About Speed Dating in Basingstoke Events At one of our Basingstoke 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.


February

15

Stile Antico: Queen of Muses

Friday, Friday, February 15, 2019
St. Mary's Church, Henley-on-Thames

Travel back in time to meet foreign spies, disgraced favourites and plotting noblemen, illuminating the life of a court which rejoiced in some of the finest music ever created in England, a country who’s royal court revelled in the skill of some of great composers such as Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, and John Dowland. This is a time of an unparalleled flowering of the arts in England: the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.


February

16

Come and Sing with Bob Chilcott

Saturday, Saturday, February 16, 2019
St. Mary's Church, Henley-on-Thames

Join composer, conductor and singer, Bob Chilcott, for a day of choral singing in picturesque Henley. With music chosen for you by Bob himself, this Come and Sing Day will take singers on a journey through three of the composer’s own works: Five Days that Changed the World, The Lily and the Rose and Evening Hymn.


Nathan Improv Local: Basingstoke Improv Fundamenta

Saturday, Saturday, February 16, 2019
Irish Society, Hampshire

Nathan Improv Local: Basingstoke Improv presents Fundamentals of Improv Comedy (Hampshire) Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February, 11am - 5pm. The workshops shall explore spontaneity and its application to create comedy live.


February

21

Talk: The Wilts and Berks Canal - Paul Joyce

Thursday, Thursday, February 21, 2019
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

The Wilts & Berks Canal opened in 1810 and links the Kennet and Avon Canal at Semington, near Melksham, to the River Thames at Abingdon. It was abandoned in 1914, hastened by the collapse of Stanley aqueduct in 1901, but in recent decades sections have been restored and re-watered.


February

22

Gong and Drum Healing Mind Massage

Friday, Friday, February 22, 2019
Beech Hill Memorial Hall, Reading

At this event you will be immersed in a kaleidoscope of rhythm and harmony created by the healing gong and shamanic drum. The magnificent breadth, depth and diversity of sounds that these instruments create is unlike anything we experience in our ‘normal world’.


March 2019

March

1

ANDREW MAXWELL SHOWTIME TOUR 2019

Friday, Friday, March 1, 2019
Courtyard Theatre Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Maidenhead

Channeling the spirit of his breakthrough award winning show ‘This is my Hour’ - ‘Showtime’ matches that burning sense of urgency that we deserve entertainment in the times we live in. If we've learned anything over the last year or two it's that you shouldn't take anything for granted.


March

2

Basingstoke Improv: Advanced Harold (Hampshire)

Saturday, Saturday, March 2, 2019
Irish Society, Hampshire

In this course, we build on the first Harold course by seeking a full free-flowing Harold that requires a tight ensemble and acute awareness of how the source material is used; the overall production and the way the cast follows the show; using the suggestion fully; embellishing themes to a complete effect. Lets find the funny together.


March

9

Talk - Smith’s Coaches of Reading - Paul Lacey

Saturday, Saturday, March 9, 2019
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

Smith’s Coaches of Reading were an integral part of the local scene for six decades, as well as being seen all over the county on excursions, tours and seasonal coastal expresses. This is the story of how the enterprise developed from a single charabanc to become the largest privately-owned coaching firm in Southern England.


March

12

Guided Walk - Historic Reading with Terry Dixon

Tuesday, Tuesday, March 12, 2019
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

Terry has been running ‘Reading Walkabouts’ for almost three years with great feedback from those who have attended. He offers a fact packed, but easy going walk exploring Reading’s history.


March

16

Workshop - Where there's a will there's a relative

Saturday, Saturday, March 16, 2019
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

With tutors: Chad Hanna and Gillian Stevens. This workshop will look at wills, pre and post 1858, plus other probate documents such as inventories, administrations and death duties.


March

19

Speed Dating in Basingstoke

Tuesday, Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Las Iguanas, Basingstoke

Basingstoke Speed Dating About Speed Dating in Basingstoke Events At one of our Basingstoke 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.


March

22

Spring Equinox Full Moon Healing Sound Immersion

Friday, Friday, March 22, 2019
Beech Hill Memorial Hall, Reading

At this event you will be immersed in a kaleidoscope of rhythm and harmony created by the healing gong and shamanic drum. The magnificent breadth, depth and diversity of sounds that these instruments create is unlike anything we experience in our ‘normal world’.


March

23

Learn To Ballroom Dance In A Day

Saturday, Saturday, March 23, 2019
Loddon Hall, Twyford

If you’ve always wanted to learn all the fabulous dances seen on TV, but don’t have time to commit to a weekly dance class? Then Donahey’s Learn to Ballroom Dance in a Day workshop is for you! Whether it’s just for fun, or you need to learn a routine for your first dance or holiday, Donaheys Strictly workshop is the perfect choice. In no time at all we’ll have you dancing the Waltz, Foxtrot, Cha Cha & Jive - all within a nice relaxed atmosphere.


April 2019

April

23

Speed Dating in Basingstoke

Tuesday, Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Las Iguanas, Basingstoke

Basingstoke Speed Dating About Speed Dating in Basingstoke Events At one of our Basingstoke 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.


May 2019

May

10

Tom Stade: I Swear To...

Friday, Friday, May 10, 2019
South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Following last year’s smash-hit UK tour, the Canadian comedy legend is back on the road with a brand-new show. Welcome back to ‘I SWEAR TO…’ picking up just where he left off as an hour simply wasn’t long enough.


June 2019

June

22

Nathan Improv Local: Basingstoke Improv Fundamenta

Saturday, Saturday, June 22, 2019
Irish Society, Hampshire

Nathan Improv Local: Basingstoke Improv presents Fundamentals of Improv Comedy (Hampshire) Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June, 11am - 5pm. The workshops shall explore spontaneity and its application to create comedy live.


July 2019

July

28

Down Tow Up Flow Half Marathon

Sunday, Sunday, July 28, 2019
SL7 1QU, Buckinghamshire

Start: Marlow Rugby Club, Riverwoods Dr, Marlow, Buckinghamshire S7 1QU Finish: Windsor Leisure Centre, Stovell Road, Windsor, SL4 5JB Pricing: £25 Unaffiliated, £23 Affiliated, £0 Gold Members Entry on the Day: Subject to a £3 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability). Registration: From 08:30 to 09:45 Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted.


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