What's on this February in Berkshire

PUBLISHED: 08:00 04 February 2020 | UPDATED: 08:58 04 February 2020

Quimera at the Corn Exchange Newbury

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We round up some of the best events and things to do across Berkshire this month

14 Jan-5 April

Shoulder to the Wheel at the Museum of English Rural Life, Reading

A single wagon wheel from The MERL's collections acts as inspiration for three makers from very different technical, creative and imaginative backgrounds. Their wheels demonstrate distinctive approaches to making from the traditional to the conceptual, using analogue and digital methods of construction and visualising.

whatsonreading.com

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2 February

Chinese New Year Celebration and Craft Workshops at Reading Museum

Celebrate in the Concert Hall, or try your hand at the free workshops including Chinese calligraphy, Chinese painting and other Chinese crafts workshops.

whatsonreading.com

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3 February

Josh Widdicombe at Theatre Royal Windsor

The guy everyone can do an impression of is back with a brand-new stand-up tour. Prepare for a very funny night of grumbles and jokes in which Josh will finally tackle the hot comedy topics of advent calendars, pesto and the closing time of his local park.

theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk

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4-9 February

The Tempest at South Hill Park, Bracknell

A crash of waves. A ship torn in two. A family broken. Set sail into the mysterious and magical world of The Tempest with this retelling of Shakespeare's famous last play.

southhillpark.org.uk

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5-6 February

Extraordinary Wall of Silence at Corn Exchange Newbury

Helen, Alan, and Graham are told they are impaired and need fixing. Connecting through a shared past they are transported to one pivotal moment in 1880 when a dangerous ideology was born: one that would impair the way the world views deaf people for over a century.

cornexchangenew.com

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5, 12 and 26 February

Critters Workshops at Cliveden, near Maidenhead

A workshop for pre-school children aged 2-4 years, with hands-on creative crafts, nature-focused activities and story-time. 

nationaltrust.org.uk

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6 February

Burgundy Masterclass at The Vineyard in Stockcross

Join their Head Sommelier, Romain, for an evening to discover Burgundy. This famous wine region is home of some of the world's finest wines. You will have the opportunity to try wines from famous producers such as Laurent Tribut , Philippe Bouzereau and Geantet-Ponsiot and taste the differences between the sub-regions from Chablis to Pouilly-Fuissé.

the-vineyard.co.uk

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8 February

Super Saturday at Newbury Racecourse

Don't miss exhilarating winter racing at the Berkshire course. The £155,000 Betfair Hurdle is the highlight of the day, but don't be surprised to see a plethora of equine stars turn out for a final spin before the Festival in March. Pay a visit to the recently installed Denman Gates positioned at the North Entrance, named after the legendary chaser. 

newburyracecourse.co.uk 

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8 February

Lady Audley's Secret at Dunsden Village Hall 

The most sensationally successful of all the sensation novels, you'll love this play at Dunsden Village Hall.

whatsonreading.com

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14 February

Valentine's Day at Cliveden, near Maidenhead

Enjoy a romantic dinner in The Cliveden Dining Room this Valentine's Day or book the sharing experience in The Astor Grill. They are also serving Valentine's Day Afternoon Tea.

clivedenhouse.co.uk

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15-23 Februar

Love Cliveden Half Term Trail, near Maidenhead

Explore the theme of love at Cliveden this February.

nationaltrust.org.uk

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15-23 February

February half term: Darcy the dormouse at Basildon Park, near Reading

Darcy the dormouse has woken up too early, can you help her find her way back to bed? Pick up a half-term trail for £2 from Visitor Reception and begin your adventure. When you're finished, you can collect your prize from the shop.

nationaltrust.org.uk

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15 February-15 July

Darkness in the Light, Lightness in the Dark at South Hill Park, Bracknell

Heather Upton presents an exhibition of recent work including original prints, drawings and paintings. The work is the abstraction of natural phenomena intertwined with the inner workings of the mind and spirit. Having recently lost both parents, her journey of making art has begun a transformative pathway forward -  delving deeply into the inseparability of death and life itself.

southhillpark.org.uk; heatherupton.com

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15 February

Valentine's Disco at The Bear in Hungerford

Do something different for Valentine's. It's £27.99 for a three- course meal, glass of prosecco and entry to the disco, or £10 for entry to the disco and a glass of prosecco.

greeneking-pubs.co.uk

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17-21 February

Paint a Beautiful Bird Feeder at Squire's Wokingham

As part of Squires Create & Grow February half-term fun events, you can paint a ceramic bird feeder (£4.75), or take part in the free Spring Hunt competition and the free Spring Flower Maze. 

squiresgardencentres.co.uk

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19-22 February 

Billionaire Boy at Theatre Royal Windsor

Joe Spud is 12 years old and the richest boy in the country! He has his own sports car, two crocodiles as pets and £100,000 a week pocket money! But what Joe doesn't have is a friend. So he decides to leave his posh school and start at the local comp. But things don't go as planned for Joe and life becomes a rollercoaster as he tries to find what money can't buy!

theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk

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19 February-7 March

A Midsummer Night's Dream at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury

The Watermill Ensemble's magical production of A Midsummer Night's Dream is a chaotic comedy that combines wit and romance with a unique approach to Shakespeare. 

watermill.org.uk

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23 February

Run for Chocolate in Reading

Run, jog or walk 5k and when you cross the finish line, you'll receive a Run for Chocolate finisher's medal and a well-deserved mug of Hot Chocolate (sprinkles optional!) 

runforchocolate.co.uk

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23 February

Small is Beautiful Moss Walk at Snelsmore Common in Newbury

Join Peter Creed in the third of a series of walks to discover the tiny but beautiful world of mosses at Snelsmore Common.

bbowt.org.uk

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25 February

Quimera at the Corn Exchange Newbury

Dance and circus come together with Quimera, a powerful but humorous production by Nua Dance. Meet Quimera, a retiree who wants to change the world... emerging from her tiny room into a fantastical landscape that inadvertently leads her to becoming a hero. 

cornexchangenew.com

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25 February

Reading Business Expo at the Madejski Stadium

The ultimate networking event for businesses. Whether you're an existing business looking to grow, a business in the early stages, or want to explore the possibilities of starting your own business, you will find something of interest at this networking event.

b2bexpos.co.uk

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27 February-18 April

Relatively Speaking at The Mill at Sonning

Enjoy this comedy by Alan Ayckbourn. Mistaken identities and cross purposes that click and fizz to the end guarantees two hours of continuous laughter.

millatsonning.com

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27 February

Shappi Khorsandi: Skittish Warrior... 

Confessions of a Club Comic at Norden Farm in Maidenhead Comedian, author and cultural icon Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts. But live comedy is where she's in her element. Expect a show packed full of sharp-tongued gags and cultural observation.

norden.farm

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29 February, Greatwood 

'Leap of Faith' Charity Raceday at Newbury Racecourse

That's right, it's a leap year, we are racing and we've got a proposal bench just waiting to be used! Greatwood was the first charity to use former racegoers to educate disadvantaged children and young adults with special educational needs and every year raise much needed funds on this raceday. Don't miss the charity race at the end of the day. 

newburyracecourse.co.uk 

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