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Events

Taking place near RG31 6AB

February 2019

February

20

Architecture photography exhibition

Wednesday, Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Bray House, Maidenhead

Open 10am – 3pm Daily Cost Free Public Admission Ever since photography was first invented, buildings have been a popular source of inspiration. Throughout the 20th century architectural photography became increasingly creative as photographers began to experiment with contrast, light, shadows, textures, reflections and perspective.


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.


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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’.


February

23

Sindhu Vee Live - Sandhog

Saturday, Saturday, February 23, 2019
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

Following a hugely successful (and might we add) sold-out run at the Soho Theatre, Sindhu Vee takes her show 'Sandhog’ on the road with 31 dates over 2 months. Having only started gigging properly in 2015, Sindhu, who bagged an Edinburgh Comedy Newcomer Award nomination in 2018 has already racked up an impressive range of recent credits, most notably an appearance on Live at The Apollo.


February

28

Sindhu Vee Live - Sandhog

Thursday, Thursday, February 28, 2019
The Anvil And The Forge, Basingstoke

Following a hugely successful (and might we add) sold-out run at the Soho Theatre, Sindhu Vee takes her show 'Sandhog’ on the road with 31 dates over 2 months. Having only started gigging properly in 2015, Sindhu, who bagged an Edinburgh Comedy Newcomer Award nomination in 2018 has already racked up an impressive range of recent credits, most notably an appearance on Live at The Apollo.


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.


Andrew Maxwell | 'SHOWTIME' Tour

Friday, Friday, March 1, 2019
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos. Andrew is known for his eagle-eyed, passionate current-affairs comedy showcased in his many appearances on BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz, Welcome To Wherever You Are, Public Enemies).


BRACKNELL Over 25s PARTY - Singles & Couples

Friday, Friday, March 1, 2019
Apres Nightclub at The Coppid Beech Hotel, Bracknell

Over 25s Party Nights for Singles and Couples with top DJ playing your favourite club classics ‘80s to date. The place to drink, dance, socialise and meet new people.


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

7

Chinese Exercises for Health & Well-being

Thursday, Thursday, March 7, 2019
Arborfield Village Hall, Arborfield

This is a regular weekly Drop-in class which offers all the health benefits of a conventional Tai Chi class without the need to follow a lengthy syllabus or practise intensively between classes. There is no need to enrol in advance or commit to attending each week; just come along when you want to and join in.


Sindhu Vee Live - Sandhog

Thursday, Thursday, March 7, 2019
South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Following a hugely successful (and might we add) sold-out run at the Soho Theatre, Sindhu Vee takes her show 'Sandhog’ on the road with 31 dates over 2 months. Having only started gigging properly in 2015, Sindhu, who bagged an Edinburgh Comedy Newcomer Award nomination in 2018 has already racked up an impressive range of recent credits, most notably an appearance on Live at The Apollo.


March

9

Laughing Chili Comedy Club

Saturday, Saturday, March 9, 2019
Liston Hall, Marlow

Come join us in Marlow for a fabulous night of comedy, to support Cancer Research UK. Comedic whirlwind and star of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, headliner for the night, Jonny Awsum comes armed with an impressive arsenal of jokes and his trusty guitar.


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

Spring Concert feat. Indigo May

Saturday, Saturday, March 16, 2019
All Saints Church, Wokingham

The award-winning Trinity Concert Band return to All Saints Church, Wokingham on Saturday 16th March for an exciting concert featuring vocal duet Indigo May (www.indigomayduo.


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.


London Irish St Patrick's Party Game

Saturday, Saturday, March 23, 2019
Madejski Stadium, Reading

The famous London Irish St Patrick’s Party game is back for its 18th year when Doncaster Knights make the trip to the Madejski Stadium on Saturday 23 March 2019, Kick Off 15.00 (entertainment starts from 12.


March

27

Wild

Wednesday, Wednesday, March 27, 2019
South Street Arts Centre, Reading

By Katie Villa and Laura Mugridge It’s really hard to talk about birth without descending into enormous clichés. So we are going to do it with ferocity and comedy.


March

29

Elizabeth Blackadder: From the Artist's Studio

Friday, Friday, March 29, 2019
Willis Museum, Basingstoke

Dame Elizabeth Blackadder is one of our greatest artists: the first woman to be elected both to the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Academy, she was given the prestigious title of Her Majesty’s Painter and Limner in Scotland in 2001. Such public accolades highlight her long and distinguished career but her art remains quietly personal.


April 2019

April

4

Talk - Heroes of Woodley Airfield by Joy Pibworth

Thursday, Thursday, April 4, 2019
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

Woodley Airfield is associated with many important people from the history of aviation. Some of these such as Amy Johnson, Douglas Bader, Charles Lindburgh and the Miles family are household names, others are less well-known.


April

5

Beginners' Family History Course

Friday, Friday, April 5, 2019
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, Reading

Find out where to start, how to progress and good research practice. Learn how to work with core records of civil registration, censuses, parish registers and modern wills.


April

13

ANDREW MAXWELL SHOWTIME TOUR 2019

Saturday, Saturday, April 13, 2019
South Street Arts Centre, Reading

Channelling 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.


April

20

The 5th Biennial Sherbornes Art Exhibition

Saturday, Saturday, April 20, 2019
Sherborne St John Village Hall, Sherborne St John

The Sherbornes Art Exhibition is a biennial event formed over 10 years ago by artists Pat Burt and Lindsay Berry, not only to exhibit their own work but to invite different artists each year to join them in raising funds for charities close to their hearts. Lindsay Berry is a dedicated Watercolour artist while Pat works in acrylic and has close connections to the tutorial world.


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

5

Breast Walk Ever 2019 - Berkshire

Sunday, Sunday, May 5, 2019
Marlow Bridge, Marlow

Walking West from Marlow, you will pass through stunning countryside and picturesque villages as you wind your way to a triumphant finish at Beale Park. Choose from the full marathon, a half marathon or a 10 kilometer walk.


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

8

The Little Welly Goes Wild - Kids OCR & Family Fes

Saturday, Saturday, June 8, 2019
Greenlands, Henley on Thames

Let your kids Go Wild, Get Muddy and have a ‘Best Day Ever’! A day at The Little Welly is jam-packed full of fun, adventure and memories in the making! We choose beautiful countryside locations and using the landscape and natural features design a 3km course with over 30 big obstacles - involving water, foam and of course MUD! But there’s so much more, we have a festival field full of activities, music, live entertainment and seriously yummy refreshments! We love inspiring families to get outdoors, get active and share quality time together whilst having the most fun possible. But don’t worry safety is also our no.


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.


October 2019

October

6

Reading O2O 10K - Sunday 6 October 2019

Sunday, Sunday, October 6, 2019
Thames Valley Park, Reading

A lovely 10K staged close to the center of Reading. Superb spectator-friendly start and finish by the river, with refreshments available.


October

20

Water of Life 10K and Half Marathon - Sunday 20 Oc

Sunday, Sunday, October 20, 2019
Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, Bisham

Back for the 5th year in 2019! The course follows the Thames between Marlow & Henley, before looping back through beautiful countryside. Fantastic facilities and magnificent spectator-friendly start/finish by the river.


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