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Things to do in Berkshire this month

PUBLISHED: 12:10 06 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:52 17 November 2017

Jan Ravens will be on stage at Norden Farm Centre, Maidenhead

Jan Ravens will be on stage at Norden Farm Centre, Maidenhead


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

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The race to be for Ladbrokes Winter Carnival

Donnington Valley Hotel is hosting its own Racing Preview Evening for the Ladbrokes Winter Carnival on Thursday 30 November. The event will be hosted by Luke Harvey who will be joined on the panel by Champion Trainer Nicky Henderson, Noel Fehily, Nicola McGeady from Ladbrokes, and a surprise guest to be revealed on the night.

The evening is set to be entertaining as well as informative. As well as receiving an insight into the weekend’s races, guests will receive Ladbrokes goodie bags and will have the chance to win exclusive racing prices.

During the evening, funds will be raised for the Injured Jockeys Fund. Arrival time is from 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets are priced at £15 per person.

Moyet’s journey continues

Pop legend and relentless explorer Alison Moyet now finds herself in her mid-50s but remains thoroughly intrigued by what’s happening around her, as evidenced by Other, her remarkable album released in the summer.

The invisibility of middle aged woman rather thrills me and instead I watch,” she says. “Some of us have always felt ‘Other’. I no longer wish it were otherwise.” The album explores topics from dyslexia and locked-out syndrome to diversity, doggedness and even the internet. When asked to explain lyrics she says her best attempt is to simply explain that the meaning is hers, which comes from what she sees and that she hopes other people will find their own landscape, or indeed none.

She sees a lot: a worldwide tour took in the US and Canda in September, moved on to Australia and New Zealand through October and she’s now in the middle of a UK and Ireland section which sees her come to Reading’s Hexagon on 5 November. December will see her perform across Europe, taking in Scandinavia, Belgium and the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and, finally, France. Not that invisible, then!

Get some sparkle

The huge Chievely Fireworks are on Sunday, 5 November this year and you’ll find plenty to do to brighten up November across the county. Wokingham Winter Carnival on Sunday, 26 November, is a great day out.

• Until 30 November, Basildon House Dressed for Dinner at 8, Basildon House, Basildon Park, tel: 01491 672920

• 4 November, Woodley and Earley Lions Charity Fireworks Display, Laurel Park, Marefield, Earley

• 4 and 11 November, Fungi Foray, Runnymede, Estate Office, North Lodge, Windsor Road, Old Windsor, tel: 03442 491895

• 4-5 November, Paws Party for Bonfire Night, National Animal Welfare Trust, Trindledown Farm, Wantage Road, Great Shefford, tel: 01488 638584

• 10-12 November, Festive Gift Fair, Mapledurham Estate, tel: 07496 060168

• 11-12 November, Contemporary Arts Fair, Windsor Racecourse, Maidenhead Road, tel: 01753 591892

• 15 November, Talk: Wining & Dining in the 17th Century, West Berkshire Museum, The Wharf, Newbury, tel: 01635 519562

• 18 November, Pangbourne College Christmas Bazaar, Drake Hall, tel: 01635 860039

• 18-19 November, Craft & Design Fair 2017, South Hill Park, Bracknell, tel: 01344 484123

• 19 November, Christmas Fayre and Fun Dog Show, National Animal Welfare Trust, tel: 01635 200185, Trindledown Farm, Wantage Road, Great Shefford, tel: 01488 638584

• 26 November, Wokingham Winter Carnival, Wokingham Town Centre,

• 26 November, Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service Santa Dash, Bachelors Acre, Windsor, tel: 01628 822777


South Street Arts Centre, tel: 01189 606060

15-20 November, Dave Gorman: Work In Progress

The Hexagon, tel: 01189 606060

3 November, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Barry Wordsworth; 4 November, Amy Macdonald; 5 November, Alison Moyet; 9 November, The Punishment of Luxury Tour: OMD; 10 November, Jools Holland & His Rhythm & Blues Orchestra; 11 November, Boot Led Zeppelin; 17 November, The Illegal Eagles; 18 November, Afro Celt Sound System; 19 November, Dr Hook Starring Dennis Locorriere; 21-23 November, Berkshire Maestros Junior Music Festival; 29 November, Russell Brand: Re:Birth

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

1 November, An Evening with Monty Don; 9 November, Ruby Wax: Frazzled; 12 November, Henley Symphony Orchestra; 15 November, Chloe Hanslip, Violin, and Danny Driver, Piano; 18 November, Simon Amstell; 24 November, Rich Hall’s Hoedown

Progress Theatre, The Mount, Christchurch, tel: 01183 842169

13-18 November, Buddy Cop 2

Shinfield Players Theatre, Whitley Wood Lane, tel: 01189 758880

22-25 November, The Queen Beneath The Hill


The Watermill Theatre, Bagnor, tel: 01635 46044

Until 4 November, Under Milk Wood; 1 November, An Audience with Alistair McGowan; 8-11 November, Our Town; 26 November, Sunday Session – The Bluejays; 16 November – 31 December, The Borrowers

The Corn Exchange & New Greenham Arts, Market Place, tel: 08455 218218

2 November, Dirty Dusting; 6 November, Schools Choreography Challenge; 7-8 November, Shakespeare School Festival; 12 November, Bolshoi Encore: The Taming of The Shrew; 14-15 November, Finding Joy; 18 November, Soul Legends; 25 November, Carols

Shaw House, Church Road, Newbury, tel: 01635 279279

26 November, Concert: Game of Queens


Theatre Royal Windsor, Thames Street, tel: 01753 853888

6-11 November, The Nutcracker; 12 November, An Evening with Pam Ayres; 13-18 November, Sister Act; 19 November, The Chicago Blues Brothers; 20 November, The Best of Queen; 21 November, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons; 22 November, Jackson Live in Concert; 23 November, Swinging Into Christmas; 24 November, Reginald D Hunter; 24 November, The Little Mix Experience; 25 November, Abba Forever; 29 November – 7 January 2018 Sleeping Beauty


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

9 November, Austentatious: The Improvised Jane Austen Novel; 10 November, Danny Bhoy; 11 November, Jan Ravens; 18 November, Simon Goodall & The Bourne Again Shadows; 19 November, George Egg: DIY Chef; 21 November, An Evening with an Immigrant; 22 November, Mawkin; 30 November, The Behn String Quartet

Desborough Theatre, Town Hall, tel: 01628 671589

7-11 November, MOS presents Guys & Dolls; 22-26 November, White Christmas


South Hill Park, Ringmead, tel: 01344 484123

7 November, David Starkey: Henry VIII: The First Brexiteer; 8 November, James Wilton Dance – Leviathan; 8 November, Megan Henwood; 9 November, The Salts; 11 November, Absolutely Tom Allen; 12 November, The Nutcracker; 15-18 November, Peas & Carrots; 26 November, West Forest Chamber Concert; 30 November, Omid Djalili; 30 November – 3 January, Beauty and The Beast


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