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More details - Nick Cope Family Music
Musical fun for all the family. Join Nick Cope for his ever-popular interactive music sessions with songs about everything from counting to how plants grow. Nick’s Family Music sessions have proved extremely popular so we advise early booking to avoid disappointment.
Corn Exchange. Market Pl, Newbury
Sat 14 Sep, Sat 5 Oct, Sat 9 Nov

More details - Ballet Beats (3-4 years)
A fun, creative way for children to explore their dance skills. Each week they will have the chance to go on an adventure using imagination and play to help learn basic ballet techniques. Led by Abbi Lewin
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Altwood Road Maidenhead
Tue 10 Sep, Tue 17 Sep, Tue 24 Sep, Tue 1 Oct, Tue 8 Oct, Tue 15 Oct, Tue 22 Oct, Tue 5 Nov

More details - Teddies Music Club
Sing • Dance • Play We’ll get you bouncing, jumping, tickling, giggling, laughing, oh and singing! Teddies is energetic, lively and fun for grown-ups and children alike, with a singer and musician at every session.
Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Altwood Road Maidenhead
Wed 11 Sep, Wed 18 Sep, Wed 25 Sep, Wed 2 Oct, Wed 9 Oct, Wed 16 Oct, Wed 23 Oct, Wed 6 Nov

More details - The Wonderful World of the Ladybird Book Artists
Step into the nostalgic world of Ladybird Books told through original artwork, books and objects. Ladybird Books have been a familiar fixture on children’s bookshelves since the 1950s but few people are aware that they actually date back to the early days of the Second World War.
The Base, Greenham
Fri 20 Sep 19 to Sun 17 Nov

More details - Comedy Club
Leave your cares at the door, grab a drink and join us for an evening of laughter as Avalon presents some of the best new names in comedy. So send your friends that group text and start your weekend in style at the Corn Exchange Comedy Club.
Corn Exchange. Market Pl, Newbury
Fri 27 Sep, Fri 18 Oct, Sat 2 Nov, Fri 22 Nov

More details - Basildon Park - At Home with Art - Treasures of the Ford Collection
A new exhibition of inspiring artworks in the South Pavilion. Booking Not Needed.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading,
Sun 6 Oct 19 to Sat 30 Nov

More details - Basildon Park - Friday walks at Basildon Park
Find out more about the parkland that surrounds Basildon Park mansion from our knowledgaeable team of volunteers and rangers as they take you on a guided walk of the park. Join our volunteers and rangers for a walk around Basildon Park.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading,
Fri 11 Oct, Fri 18 Oct, Fri 25 Oct, Fri 1 Nov, Fri 8 Nov, Fri 15 Nov, Fri 22 Nov, Fri 29 Nov

More details - Basildon Park - Parkland run at Basildon Park
Put your running shoes on every Tuesday to join our volunteers on a run around the park and woodland trails. Every Tuesday some of our volunteers will be leading a run along the trails at Basildon Park.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading,
Tue 15 Oct, Tue 22 Oct, Tue 29 Oct, Tue 5 Nov, Tue 12 Nov, Tue 19 Nov, Tue 26 Nov

More details - Basildon Park - Exhibition: Basildon Park en vogue
Basildon Park comes to life with the style and glamour of its last owners, with select pieces on display from the Fashion and Textile Museum. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages.
Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading,
Tue 29 Oct 19 to Mon 18 Nov

More details - Cyrano De Bergerac
‘Does it seem strange: a hundred cutthroats against one poor poet?’ Cyrano is the greatest swordsman in all of France whose prowess in battle is only equalled by the beauty of his poetry. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, the gifted nobleman appears to have it all.
The Watermill Theatre Bagnor, Newbury
Wed 30 Oct 19 to Sat 2 Nov

More details - Theatre of Widdershins presents Rumpelstiltskin & The Wheel of Fortune
Poor Polly Buckwheat, the Miller’s daughter, is in a bit of a pickle!  If she doesn’t turn a roomful of straw into gold by morning, the greedy King will turn a bit nasty.  But should she accept the kind help of an eccentric dwarf who mysteriously appears in her prison cell?
South Street Arts Centre 21 South Street Reading
Thu 31 Oct 19 and Fri 1 Nov

More details - The Tiger Who Came To Tea
The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!
Corn Exchange. Market Pl, Newbury
Thu 31 Oct 19 and Fri 1 Nov

More details - Museums at Night: dragon hunt!
Family-friendly event involving a FREE dragon hunt through a dark or dimly lit museum – please bring a torch.
West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury
Fri 1 Nov 19

More details - Messy Museum Morning
Pattern printing – using brightly-coloured African fabric as inspiration to celebrate Black History Month. You’ll produce your own unique repeating pattern using printing tiles and ink on calico fabric. Disposable aprons will be available but please dress for mess. You are welcome to bring your own apron.
West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury
Fri 1 Nov 19

More details - Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon tea at Shaw House
Treat yourself to afternoon tea in the Elizabethan splendour of Shaw House. Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and cress, a scone with clotted cream and locally produced jam and a generous slice of...
Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury
Fri 1 Nov 19

More details - Berkshire Christmas Fair
You can enjoy browsing, sampling and buying in time for the upcoming Festive Season , in carpeted heated marquees – with everything from Food & Drink, Arts, Crafts and Gifts together with Home and Lifestyle marquees as well as outside trade stands.
Beale Park, Nr. Reading, Berkshire
Sat 2 Nov 19 and Sun 3 Nov

More details - Fireworks Spectacular Family Raceday
The National Hunt season promises to get off to a memorable start and visitors can enjoy one of the region’s largest firework spectaculars. A safe environment for families and there is free entry for under-18s when accompanied by an adult.
Ascot Racecourse High Street Ascot
Sat 2 Nov 19

More details - A Mini Summer Nights Dream
‘If we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended, That you have but slumbered here. While these visions did appear…’ Three actors unlock Shakespeare’s enchanting play in a fast-paced 75 minute production with live music. Midsummer’s night. The costume store backstage at a theatre.
The Watermill Theatre Bagnor, Newbury
Mon 4 Nov 19 to Fri 8 Nov

More details - An Interactive Look at Pests - A lecture by Ray Broughton
Being able to identify the pests causing problems for our flowers, fruit and vegetables is the first step in dealing with them. Ray will use a hand held digital microscope connected to a computer to project live pictures of the some of the organisms which cause us problems. He will then tell us how to deal with them.
St Nicolas School, Link Road, Newbury
Mon 4 Nov 19

More details - Shakespeare Schools Festival
Shakespeare’s timeless stories are brought to life like never before in the world’s largest youth drama festival. An exhilarating evening of theatre, featuring a series of unique abridged Shakespeare productions by local schools.
Corn Exchange. Market Pl, Newbury
Tue 5 Nov 19

More details - Stewart Francis: Into the Punset
The master of the one-liner comes to Newbury on his final tour. The star of Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo and Crackerjack embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER!!! See him before he heads off... INTO THE PUNSET.
Corn Exchange. Market Pl, Newbury
Wed 6 Nov 19

More details - Adult Workshop - Intermediate Macramé
Further your knowledge and skills of this fabulously versatile craft to create a more complex and intricate item such as a wall hanging, plant hanger, garland, or accessory.
Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury
Thu 7 Nov 19

More details - Talk - Overcoming stress
Imagine living without stress and tension – a life free from worry, anxiety and the many daily problems these negative states of mind create. On this course Gen Nyingpo will explain at how meditation can beat stress and help you to be more relaxed, peaceful and positive in daily life.
Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury
Thu 7 Nov 19

More details - Blaze's Buddies
Come and meet Blaze, the museum dragon, and join in with an action poem, story, simple craft, treasure hunt and sing-a-long!
West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury, Berkshire
Thu 7 Nov 19

More details - Claires Court Senior Girls Open Afternoon
Young people of all abilities flourish in the small classes at Claires Court, where achievement is a key focus for all our pupils, whether that be academic, sporting or creative. Claires Court is a school for families, run by a family, providing private education for young people aged 3–18 years.
1 College Avenue, Maidenhead, Berkshire
Thu 7 Nov 19

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