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The Diary - What's Happening in Our Area This Month

PUBLISHED: 00:16 21 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:39 20 February 2013

Icicle Meet - Marlborough

Icicle Meet - Marlborough

What's Happening in Our Area This Month

Performance




1 January, St Johns Chamber Players New Years Day Concert with works by Handel, Vivaldi and JS Bach, Norden Farm Centre, Maidenhead, tel: 01628 788997



8 January, Wilde Comedy Special with Milton Jones, Mitch Benn and Andrew Lawrence, Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park, Bracknell,


tel: 01344 484123



11-14 January, Mark Thomas - Extreme Rambling, South Street, Reading, tel: 0118 960 6060



11-22 January, Agatha Christie's Verdict, Theatre Royal, Windsor, tel: 01753 863888



12-15 January, The Chinese State Circus, Swan Theatre, High Wycombe, tel: 01494 512000



13-16 and 19-22 January, Aladdin, pantomine performed by the Quince Platyers, Cordes Hall, Sunninghill, tel: 01344 874200



15 January, The Halle, gala concert in aid of the Trooper Potts Memorial Trust, The Hexagon, Reading,


tel: 0118 960 6060



15 January, Precious Little Sleep starring Wayne Sleep, Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park, Bracknell, tel: 01344 484123



15-16, 21-22 January, Peter and the Wolf, new family-friendly pantomime, Elgiva Theatre, Chesham, tel: 01494 582900


16 January, Chiltern Fiddle Rally, Swan Theatre, High Wycombe,


tel: 01494 512000



18 January, Gyles Brandreth, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury, tel: 0844 871 7627



18 January, The Burns Unit, eight piece Scottish-Canadian supergroup indie pop meets carnival rock, The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, tel: 01908 280800



18-21 January, Lenny Henry in Cradle to Rave: A Musical Journey; his new one-man comedy show, Corn Exchange, Newbury,


tel: 01635 522733



21 January,An audience with Charles Dickens, with his great grandson actor Gerald Dickens, Arlington Arts, Mary Hare, Newbury, tel: 01635 244246



21 January, Stephen K Amos: The Best Medicine, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury,


tel: 0844 871 7627



22 January, Punt & Dennis: They Should Get Out More, Corn Exchange, Newbury,


tel: 01635 522733



22 January, A Warning to the Curious, The Ghost Stories of MR James, Firestation, Windsor,


tel: 01753 868865


24-29 January, Thats Love starring Leslie Grantham and Vicki Michelle, Theatre Royal, Windsor, tel: 01753 863888



25 January, An Evening with Blake, Hexagon Theatre, Reading,


tel: 0118 960 6060



25-29 January, Chess the musical, Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes, tel: 0844 871 7627



25-29 January, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park, Bracknell, tel: 01344 484123



26 January, Gibb Rishes Monologue: The Silent Clown has Found her Voice, 8pm, South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading, tel:0189 606060



28 January, The Sensational 60s Experience, The Hexagon, Reading, tel: 0118 960 6060



29 January, Voice and Song Masterclass by Gibb Rishes, 2-5pm, South Street Arts Centre, 21 South Street, Reading, tel: 0118 960 6060



30 January, Jimmy Carr, Laughter Therapy, Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes, tel: 0844 871 7627

Januaryis the month to




...look to the skies on January 8 and 9 when the 39th Icicle Meet gets underway. Hot air balloons take off from Warren Farm, Savernake Forest, near Marlborough. This informal event is unsponsored and open to all balloonists and makes a spectacular sight in the crisp early morning wintery sky.



...go back in time with the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, the sixties legends, who are appearing at The Stables, Wavendon, Milton Keynes on January 30. They recently performed at a sell-out show at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London, to coincide with the launch of their new CD Hair of the Dog and have been selling out shows all over the UK since then. To book, call 01908 280800.



...take the childrento see Steve Backshalls Wild and Live Tour on January 30 at The Hexagon, Reading. All-action hero Steve, who is a hugely popular TV naturalist, has just been made president of the Bucks, Berks & Oxon Wildlife Trust. To book, call 0118 960 6060.



Book now for...


The 2011 Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo




To be held on May 12-15 in the magnificent private grounds of Windsor Castle by kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen. Tickets to the event are now on sale. To book, call 01753 743 909 or email windsor.tic@rbwm.gov.uk



Don't Miss...


Jolly good boating weather in Henley


Until 2 May, Victorian Exploits on the River Thames, works by James Tisot, Frederick William Watts, William Morris and others, Treasures Gallery, The River & Rowing Museum, Mill Meadows, Henley on Thames, tel: 01491 415600


Art & Exhibitions



1 January-28 February, Nature photography exhibition by Jamie Unwin, Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley, tel: 01844 339254



Until 10 January, The WI - inspiring women, Wycombe Museum, Wycombe, tel: 01494 421895



11 January-19 April, Women and Farming in England 1900-1945, Museum of English Rural Life, Reading, tel: 0118 378 8660



Until 22 January, Katie Tunn and Mark Metclafe: Modern Masterpieces, Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor, tel: 01753 866865



Until 22 January, REME and Motor Sport, REME Museum, Arborfield, tel: 0118 976 3375



Until 23 January, FLAW by Derek Hill, South Hill Park, Bracknell,


tel: 01344 484123



Until 23 January, The Jerwood Drawing Prize, South Hill Park, Bracknell, tel: 01344 484123



Until 23 January, Fantastical Drawings by Rosamund Farmer, South Hill Park, Bracknell,


tel: 01344 484123



25 January-6 March, Emily Kirby, Portraits, Firestation Arts Centre, Windsor, tel: 01753 866865



Until 6 February, Portraits of WWI Veterans (below left), Windsor Castle, Windsor, tel: 020 7766 7304



Until 26 February, Book This Space: Altered Books Exhibition, Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, tel: 01296 331441



Until 27 March, Sculptures by Alfred Oakley FRBS, Wycombe Museum, Wycombe, tel: 01494 421895



11 January-24 February, Urban Traces, Corn Exchange, Newbury, tel: 01635 522733



Until 27 March, Winter Exhibition features works received in 1995 Barbara Karmel Bequest, Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham,


tel: 01628 471885



22 January-27 March, Order: Myth, Meaning and Beauty in Architecture, exhibition on loan from Sir John Soane Museum explores the hidden meaning of architecture, Reading Museum, Reading, tel: 0118 937 3400

Events




2-3 January, Mince Pie Specials, Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway, tel: 01844 353535



8 January, Discover Dahl's Archives, The Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden, tel: 01494 892192



13 January, Who said black is white and about what? Winter Lecture Series, Bletchley Park National Codes Centre, Milton Keynes,


tel: 01908 640404



19 January, afternoon of jump racing, Newbury Racecourse, Newbury, tel: 01635 40015



22 January, Victor Chandler Chase, attracting the best speed chasers in Europe, Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, tel: 0870 727 1234



22-23 January, Open Weekend and Winter Sale, free tours of gardens, nurseries, orchards and saxifrage collection, plus official opening of nature photography exhibition by young local photographer Jamie Unwin. Waterperry Gardens, Wheatley, tel: 01844 339254



Royal Ascot tickets are on sale now


14-18 June 2011, book now for this uniquely British event in the summer social calendar; combining pageantry and style at one of the most beautiful racecourses in the world for nearly 250 years. Book early for a discount, tel: 0870 727 1234



School open day


The White House, an independent Christian day school in Wokingham, for girls through to Year 6 and boys up to the end of Year 2, will be holding its next open day on Thursday, February 10. Call: 0118 978 5151


www.whitehouse.wokingham.school.uk



Walks and Wildlife




January, Step into the New Year, 11am, Ashridge Estate, Berkhamsted, 5-6 mile walk taking in Ashridge Forest and The Ridgeway with views over the Vale of Aylesbury; meet Bridgewater Monument, 3 miles north of Northchurch, tel: 01865 810224



2 January, Winter Bird Walk, Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham, tel: 01635 874381



2 January, Heathlake Kings Mere and Heath Pond, 10am, part of Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks, tel: 01344 421002


2 January, Thames Path Circular, meet at 1.30pm. This is part of the Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks, tel: 01235 833105



2 January, Ellesborough, Church, Chequers and Dunsmore, 10am, part of the Ramblers Festival of Winter Walks, tel: 01296 613072



22 January, Willow Structures,Plant Supports & Obelisks.


Booking for this event is essential, Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre, Muddy Lane, Thatcham, (right)


tel: 01635 874381

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