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India & Me Exhibition - Throughout January
A new exhibition is opening at Basildon Park called India & Me. It features the stories of journey and migration from the local communities of Reading, brought to life in projection and sound in the Garden Room.
Leftover Christmas tree getting your tinsel in a tangle? Well never fear,get rid of that pesky pine in the merriest way possible as Rosebourne bring back their annual tree throwing competition. Whoever can throw their tree the furthest will win a free Christmas tree for next year as well as afternoon tea for two. What a way to burn off those extra Christmas calories, eh? All trees entered will be recycled.
This large fair has an extensive range of local exhibitors offering you fantastic choice for every budget. The Bridal Fashion Shows are at 12.30 and 2.30 showing the latest styles and colours for your wedding outfit.
A celebration party has been arranged for the birth of Princess Rose and everyone has been invited, everyone except the bad witch Hazel who, on the news of no invitation, places a curse on the infant that will take place before her 16th birthday. Will the villagers save her, will Fetch and Carrie protect her, will Dame Hetty Harpic find true love and is there jam for tea?
Twenty years after the death of Mr. West, his descendants gather at a remote mansion to learn who will inherit his vast wealth and the hidden family jewels. When the heir is revealed, the heritage hunters turn to prey and a chain of macabre events is set in motion.
Celebrate New Year in 2020 with the 2nd running of this 10k and 5k, using the undulating paths and trails within Black Park Country Park in Slough. The event is open to runners of all abilities, from novices to experienced athletes. There will be bespoke medals and goodies on offer to all finishers.
Jimmy's brand new show contains jokes about all kinds of terrible things. Terrible things that might have affected you or people you know and love. But they're just jokes - they are not the terrible things. Having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo.
Lucy Hughes Hallett speaks on Cleopatra: The Most Womanly of Women and the Most Queenly of Queens. Come along to make new friends in convivial surroundings. To enquire about membership or to attend a lecture as a guest, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, both by The Russian State Ballet of Siberia - 21 and 22 January respectively
The Hexagon, Reading
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia accompanied by The Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet returns in 2020 for a 22-venue schedule. It will be the Company's 18th UK tour and will feature exquisite performances of four of the world's most popular ballets: Coppélia, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. See two of the four ballets in Reading.
Smart Talks: Wellness will host workshops with health and mindfulness experts as eight wellness industry leaders participate in two panel talks, hosted by author, speaker and stand-up comedian Toni Kent. Expect tips and advice on nutrition, exercise and self-care. There will also be the chance to buy exclusive products and services and the opportunity to win some amazing prizes. The panellists for the morning session are: Emma-Jane Taylor, author and CEO of The Works Company; Jo Tuffrey, yoga and fitness instructor; Ria Ingleby, from wellness app Headspace; Clare Foster, garden editor at House and Garden UK. The panellists for the afternoon session are: Kumud Gandhi, food scientist and founder of The Cooking Academy; Kate Oldridge, executive and Leadership Coach; Colette Bardell/Ellie Denman, founders of self-care specialists Nature Nourish and Joanne Hart, nutritional therapist.
With superb vocals from Carole Gordon and outstanding talent from the brilliant band, enjoy hits such as Goodbye to Love and Only Yesterday plus great medleys including The Beatles and Burt Bacharach timeless classics and a Carpenters country medley.
Stanlake Park vineyard tours are friendly, unpretentious and fun! Discover the history of one of the oldest wineries in England, learn how wine is made and taste generous samples of the award-winning English wines. No prior knowledge is required!
The Supertonics Big Band Burns Night Concert - 25 January
South Hill Park
No bagpipes or haggis, but The Supertonics (with a guest vocalist) play a lively mix of popular swing (Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington) and American songbook jazz classics - plus music from musicals, movies and even some rock 'n' roll. The band are passionate about performing an enjoyable, high-energy show.
One Million Tiny Plays About Britain - 29 January-15 February
The Mill at Sonning
Overheard conversations from across the country form Craig Taylor's humorous and poignant look at modern Britain. Laugh-out-loud funny, and sometimes heartbreakingly moving, these miniature insights into other people's lives reveal the triumphs, disasters, horrors and joys of life in the 21st century.