Come along to Beech Hill at 7.30 pm on Saturday 9th June to be delighted by a variety of much-loved songs about flowers and the countryside. "You can "tiptoe through the tulips" but "don’t sit under the apple tree" in our "English country garden"!
St Mary the Virgin, Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, Reading , Berkshire
The event has something for all ages to enjoy, with activities ranging from vintage machinery and a dog show to ferret racing.
It will also feature a steel band and funfair and several craft stalls, including those selling jewellery, cards, clothes and homemade keepsakes.
The location of the 1976 film ’The Eagle Has Landed’ is an apt venue for Mapledurham at War Re enactors from all over the country will converge on the beautiful Mapledurham Estate to set up camp as if it were during World War 2 for the entire weekend.
My Inlaws Are Outlaws - comedy play written by Devon Williamson
Annie discovers that her in laws are outlaws.... and her mother in law has hired a mad group of assassins to kill her !!!
How will Annie , a mild mannered librarian, outwit the best of the Italian, Russian and Irish contract killers.
A friendly twice monthly market, showcasing fantastic local food and drink, directly from the producers.
You’ll find fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, high welfare meat, fish and eggs, delicious baked goods, cheese, fudge and more.
Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers.
Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow.
This year Swallowfield is offering nine gardens to visit. A number are in the village itself, others are nearby, so there is a mix of walking to some, with those in different directions needing a car or bicycle to reach them comfortably.
A chance to come along and meet the volunteering teams from the Royal Berkshire Hospital.
Teams from Voluntary services, League of Friends, Royal Berkshire Charity and Berkshire Cancer centre will be on hand to dicuss what options for volunteering are available for you to help out with.
Broad Street Reading (outside Marks & Spencer/Oracle shopping centre)
PACT information events are informal opportunities to find out about PACT (an outstanding voluntary adoption agency) and the adoption process. You will also hear from one of our adopters about their experience and you will be able to speak with one of our senior social workers and ask any questions you may have.
7 Southern Court, South Street, Reading, Berkshire
After terrifying the life out of audiences for six years with the ’Zombie Shopping Mall Experience’, the the undead threat has finally been purged, but following the nuclear annihilation of the UK, something even more horrific has emerged!
Come look into your EV future at Market Place Square, Saturday June16th, 10am-5pm. Reading, the Octopus Electric Vehicles team is coming to YOU, and we’re bringing some of the latest electric car models and demo charging stations for drivers looking to ditch the gas guzzler.
Former 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.
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading
This much loved 2 acre garden is full of fascinating colour combinations inspired by the artist owner, with many spectacular herbaceous borders filled with rare and unusual plants. Pots with half hardies, a wild garden with orchids surrounding a pond, banks of rhododendrons and a kitchen garden.
Sunday June 3rd at Reading Station for free rides on preserved buses to mark 50 years since
the end of trolleybus operation. Buses will follow original routes from 10.00 am. Star attraction
expected to be - if all goes well - a preserved Reading trolleybus from Sandtoft museum.
Open Garden Day in aid of Cancer Research UK
The Reading Group for Cancer Research UK are delighted to invite you to our Open Garden Day with Musical Entertainment on Sunday 10th June 2.00 - 5.00 pm at the Harris Garden, at the University of Reading.
Come & see our 10 wolves including Arctic, European/ North Western wolves. Photography platform area overlooking the wolves enclosure & waterfall pond. Guided tours & talks during the day & watch the wolves being fed at 2pm. Ask the experts about wolves & listen to them howling.
UK Wolf Conservation Trust, Butlers Farm, Beenham, Reading
The Boutique Room is a monthly event.
It is held at the Pangbourne Village Hall every 1st Saturday of every month from 10am - 3pm.
There is a complete range of ’Off the Rails’ clothing on one side of the hall - lovely, unusual ladies’ clothes by Jenny Gill.
Pop Up Play Village is for children who love to role play! This is a special Peppa Pig play session! There will be a Peppa Pig Toy Shop, Café, Vets, Baby Nursery and Construction Site. There will be a cafe selling drinks and snacks during each play session. There will also be a Peppa Pig hunt with a prize!
Douai Park Pavilion, Cod’s Hill, Woolhampton, Reading, RG75TQ
An annual popular event which raises many thousands of pounds for local charitable organisations.
SUNDAY 3rd JUNE 2018
Tadley Treacle Fair is a fun day out for all the family on Sunday 3 June 2018 from 11am to 5pm and will include:
Spectacular Arena Displays
Large Craft Marquee
Trade and Charity Stands...
A children’s workshop with local artist and teacher, Russell Bignold
From finding the shapes through to completed picture (including colouring in), Russell will guide you through the steps in this 90-minute drawing workshop for children aged 7+.
Tadley Library, Mulfords Hill, Tadley, Basingstoke
Location Thames Valley Park (TVP1&2), 300 Thames Valley Park Drive, Thames Valley Park, Earley, Reading, RG6 1PT
Dates 30th May – 3rd June 2018
The images featured in this exhibition have all sought to experiment with the viewpoint in order to present us with new and unexpected
Thames Valley Park (TVP1 & 2), 300 Thames Valley Park Drive, Earley, Reading
Come and learn about coding and just how much fun it can be with our hands on ,exciting and very educational coding clubs for aged 7 to 14.
FUZE Workshops consist of a full day’s coding activities learning to code using a real text based programming language.
BANK HOLIDAY FAMILY FUN ON THE RIVER
Agree with Ratty from Wind in the Willows that there’s “nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats?” Then head down to the Sonning Regatta over the second May Bank Holiday.
The Sonning Regatta will take place on the Oxfordshire bank of The Thames, opposite Reading Bluecoat School Boathouse (just upstream of Sonning Lock). A ferry will operate from the boathouse
Woodley Shopping Centre is now home to a Thriving Saturday Market. Fresh foods,Great Vegetables,Butcher, Breads Clothes Local produce and Craft Stalls fill the Town Centre every Saturday offering local residents and visitors more choice whilst they shop. Occasionally some Local Brass bands join in the fun
Crockhamwell Road Woodley Town Centre
Sat 26 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sat 9 Jun, Sat 16 Jun, Sat 23 Jun, Sat 30 Jun
High Quality local products direct from the Producers Wonderful Meats; Pork, Cheeses, LocaL Honey, Chocolate etc.... Fruits & Vegetables from Gray’s farm from April to October
Enjoy the experience of chatting and tasting while you shop!
An attractive ¼ acre family garden with a contemporary feel that has been lovingly developed by the owner over the last 12 yrs. The beautifully planted mixed borders are filled with a wide variety of shrubs, perennials, grasses and bulbs.
Find out more about the parkland that surrounds Basildon Park mansion from our knowledgaeable team of volunteers and rangers a they take you on a guided walk of the park. Join our volunteers and rangers for a walk around Basildon Park.
Pick up a trail from Visitor Reception to discover what bugs can be found throughout the house. Follow a trail map through the house to learn more about the big bugs the conservation team works daily to fight. Booking Not Needed. Suitable for children of all ages. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest. Directed by Brian Blessed.
All tickets include a two-course meal in the restaurant before the show.
Having known and worked with Agatha Christie, who better to direct her plays than the remarkable Brian Blessed?
10 acres of organic garden with formal and natural planting set in Thames Valley with views across Chiltern Hills. Formal lawn and pond, herbaceous borders, vegetable plots, fruit cage, large greenhouse, wild flower meadow, young woodland, paddock with small coppices and layed hedges.
Running 1 June to 9 September, witness how much the landscape at The Vyne changes as the seasons come and go and submit your own snaps in a photography competition by 13 August. Photographers of all abilities can get ready to take their best landscape shots in our competition.
Find out the conservation challenges involved when changing the layout of a historic house. Working with centuries-old objects, the team must meticulously plan each stage of the installation of the new layout in the house in order to safely rearrange the collection for visitors to enjoy.
This traditional fete takes place in Yattendon village square and the tithe barn with lots of interesting craft stalls, a nearly new stall and the popular Bric-a-brac stall offering an array of desirable items. Refreshments include a hog roast and barbeque, pimms stall and local ales.
Date - Sherfield on Loddon Village Fete 9th June Time - 12.30pm – 5pm Location - Sherfield on Loddon Village Green – Wild West Theme Cost – Free entry and parking. Donations welcome
Join us in a wonderful family day out. www.sherfieldfete.org.
A romantic adventure awaits as you wander by the meandering streams surrounding this Domesday Book listed mill! Explore many magical areas, such as the rust garden, the pill box grotto and the ornamental courtyard, or just escape into wild meadows.
Enjoy drama-based games, exercises, songs and dances. Children under 8 who are attending a library event must be accompanied by their parent or carer. ?
Working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council
?Limited to 15 tickets per session
Register in advance at the Library
T: 01491 873028
In the year we’ve been celebrating the centenary of Women’s Suffrage in the UK and as part of centenary year celebrations we’re pleased to announce that local historian and author, Janet Hurst, will be speaking about the role of local women as Red Cross volunteers in the Great War.
A Festival Special for pre-school children.
Children under 8 who are attending a library event must be accompanied by their parent or carer.
Working in partnership with Oxford County Council
Register in advance at the Library
T: 01491 873028