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Events and things to do in Berkshire - September 2015

PUBLISHED: 10:13 01 September 2015 | UPDATED: 14:48 01 September 2015

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A selection of great performances, events and more things to do across Berkshire this month

Shakespearean experience

Twelfth Night rounds off a season of outdoor theatre at Cliveden on 5 September, performed by lord Chamberlain’s Men. Bring a picnic to enjoy in the water Garden before the show and, as no seating will be provided, chairs or picnic rugs.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cliveden, call 0844 249 1896.

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Find your perfect piece

Craft In Focus comes to Wellington College, Crowthorne from 4 to 6 September, showcasing work to buy from around 100 of the UK’s finest contemporary designer makers and artists.

www.craftinfocus.com

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Art to enjoy

Following his sell-out show of 2013 at Bohun Gallery in Reading Road, Henley, Louis Turpin returns from 5 September with a new collection of paintings, continuing to celebrate his passion for gardens.

www.bohungallery.co.uk

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Heritage open days

Last year more than three million people took part in england’s biggest festival of history and this year’s four days of events from 10 to 13 September will see lots of chances to join guided walks, visit secret archives, discover hidden works of art, or simply soak up the sun-shine in a garden of your choice. locally, many towns and villages are involved. The numerous choices include churches, such as All Saints in Bisham and St Michael & St Mary Magdalene Parish Church at easthampstead. Museums, arts centres and schools are taking part.

www.heritageopendays.org.uk

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Jenny reveals (nearly) everything

Now this takes some courage… it’s comedian Jenny Éclair who’s bringing her How to be a Middle Aged Woman (without going insane) show to Reading’s South Street Arts Centre on 25 September and Maidenhead’s Norden Farm Centre for the Arts the following night.

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Palin at Newbury

Michael Palin’s The Thirty Years Tour comes to Newbury Corn exchange on 21 September and features rare archive film, video, photos and recordings as he looks back over three decades of his diaries.

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Other events

• 4 September, Walk: Bats in the Dusk, West Berkshire Museum, Newbury, tel: 01635 519562

• 4 September, Pond Dipping for Grown Ups, Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham, tel: 01635 874381

• 4 September, Chieveley Beer & Cider Festival, www.chieveleybeerfestival.co.uk

• 5 September, Open Day, Newbury Cats Protection Adoption Centre, Curridge Road, Thatcham

• 5 September, Windsor Pretty Muddy 5K, Dorney Lake

• 5 September, Windsor Allotment Association Show, Gardeners Hall, St Leonards Road, www.wahga.org.uk

• 5 September, Rotary Cookham Regatta, Marsh Meadow, The Moor, www.cookhamregatta.org.uk

• 6 September, Wedding fairs, Bracknell Hilton, tel: 01276 451498; Coppid Beech Hotel, Bracknell, tel: 08001 777080; The Oakley Court, Water Oakley, Windsor

• 6 September, Maidenhead Half Marathon, www.purplepatchrunning.com

• 12 September, Talk on Reading’s new sculpture & memorial to Reading VC, The Garden Hall, Watlington House, Watlington Street, Reading

• 12 September, Newbury Real Ale Festival, Northcroft Field

• 12-13 September, Slough Canal Festival, Bloom Park, off Middlegreen Road, Langley

• 13 September, Seb’s Swinley Forest Run, Swinley Forest, tel: 01344 622500

• 13 September, Wedding Fair, Crowne Plaza, Caversham

• 13 September, Open Garden, Scotlands, Warren Row, tel: 01189 358221

• 19 September, Carnival, Recreation Ground, Spencers Wood

• 19 September Runnymede – Great British Walk: The Story of Ankerwycke, North Lodge, Windsor Road, Old Windsor, tel: 01784 432891

• 20 September, Wedding Fair, Cantley House Hotel, Wokingham

• 26 September, Be Gung-Ho!, Royal Windsor Racecourse, tel: 0845 0558276

• 26 September, Eton College Community Fair, Eton College

• 26 September, Ladies 10k, Windsor Great Park, tel: 01753 848946

• 27 September, Wedding Fair, Swallowfield Park, Reading, tel: 08001 777080

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READING

South Street Arts Centre, South Street, tel: 01189 606060

15 September, Mark Thomas: Trespass; 25 September, Jenny Eclair: How To Be A Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane)

The Hexagon, Queens Walk, tel: 01189 606060

15-19 September, Horrible Histories: Groovy Greeks and Incredible Invaders; 23-26 September, Reading Operatic Society’s Hairspray; 30 September, Baroque by Candlelight

Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, tel: 01189 606060

5 September, Sam Sweeny’s Fiddle: Made In The Great War; 13 September, Meet the Organ; 24 September, Mitsuko Uchida, piano

St. Bart’s Theatre, St. Bartholomew’s Church, www.stbartstheatre.org

13 September, Wilde without the Boy; 25 September, Motionhouse Double Bill

Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch, tel: 0118 384 2195

21-26 September, Two-Way Mirror

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NEWBURY

The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, tel: 01635 46044

Until 19 September, Oliver!; 24 Sep-tember – 31 October, The Ladykillers

Corn Exchange, Market Place, tel: 0845 5218218

5-6 September, The Scarecrows’ Wedding; 11 September, Adam Hess & Phil Wang; 18 September, Show-stopper! The Improvised Musical; 19 September, Caerphilly Male Voice Choir; 21 September, Michael Palin – The Thirty Years Tour; 24 September, Chas and Dave; 26 September, Buddy Holly & The Cricketers; 29 September, David Starkey: Magna Carta

New Era Theatre, St George’s, Wash Common, tel: 07919 916009

9-19 September, Pride and Prejudice

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WINDSOR

Theatre Royal Windsor, Thames Street, Tel: 01753 853888

2-12 September, Before the Party; 20 September, The Best of Eagles performed by Talon

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MAIDENHEAD

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Altwood Road, tel: 01183 788660

8/15/22 September, Maidenhead Community Choir; 9 September, Richard Herring – Happy Now?; 10 September, Summer Concert Series – The Romantic Age; 19 September, 15th Anniversary Concert – Laurie Holloway and Friends; 22/27 September, ROH Live: Romeo & Juliet; 26 September, Jenny Éclair: How to be a Middle Aged Woman (without going insane) 30 September, ‘Allo! ‘Allo!

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BRACKNELL

South Hill Park, Ringmead, tel: 01344 484123

17 September, Jo Brand: Work in Progress 2015; 20 September, La Traviata; 24-26 September, The Great Gatsby; 25 September, Michael Foyle & Maksim Stsura; 30 September – 3 October, Love’s Labour’s Lost & Won; 30 September,Round the Horne: 50th Anniversary Tour

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