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Jan
11
Thu
Teddy @ The Watermill Theatre
Jan 11 – Feb 10 all-day

In association with Snapdragon Productions
Snapdragon Productions

Elephant and Castle, London. 1956. Saturday night.

Teddy and Josie are about to hit the streets of London for a good time. Hair quiffed. Red lipstick. Dressed toe to head in the latest threads. So what if it’s pouring down, they’re totally skint, and someone wants them dead? A little trouble never stopped a Ted from having a good time. Desperate times call for rock ‘n’ roll.

From the writer-director team behind Boudica at the Globe and Frankenstein at The Watermill Theatre and Wilton’s Music Hall in London comes Teddy, an award-winning, punchy new musical that races through the dark and damaged world of post-war London: a brand new Britain bombed to bits by the Blitz, belts tight with austerity, but ripe and ready for revolution.

With electrifying original songs plus some of the hugest hits from the 1950s performed by the on-stage live band Johnny Valentine and the Broken Hearts, Teddy is the ultimate story of teenage rebellion and the birth of a new musical era. Bursting with the energy of a live gig, this is theatre that leaves you on a high and jiving all the way home.

Please note this production contains strong language.

Jan
17
Wed
Sister Act @ Arlington Arts
Jan 17 – Jan 19 all-day

Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Can Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder. Under protective custody she is hidden in the one place she won’t be found – a Convent! Disguised as a nun and under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. Book today to see Park House School’s Sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music.

Talk – The Origins of Roman Silchester (Calleva) @ West Berkshire Museum
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Recent and ongoing excavations within and around the Roman town of Silchester (Calleva Atrebatum) have shed important light on its pre-Roman origins. These discoveries about Iron Age Calleva will be described with an illustrated talk by archaeologist Professor Michael Fulford from the Archaeology Department of the University of Reading.

7pm – 8pm, £5. Please phone the museum to buy your ticket.

Contact telephone: 01635 519562

Jan
20
Sat
Nature Explorers Club @ Thatcham Discovery Centre
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on the third Saturday of every month for a hands on wildlife club for 5-8 year olds. Each month follows a different theme with hands on wildlife activities, craft, stories and child-led play. Book for one session or a series of six.

Who is this event suitable for?
Children aged 5-8 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

What to bring?
The clubs are designed to allow child-led outdoor play. Come prepared to get muddy and be outside whatever the weather. We will also be cooking snacks on a fire. We recommend long trousers and closed toed shoes whatever the weather as you will be kneeling down and walking through long grass.

Is there an age limit for children?

Children must be 5-8 years old to join in.

We want all children to be able to enjoy the club. If your child has any additional needs you would like to discuss please contact us. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

More info:
http://www.bbowt.org.uk/events/2018/01/20/nature-explorers-club?instance=0

Jan
25
Thu
Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory @ Arlington Arts
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

“One of the most original and exciting artists of this generation.” RETRO

“Impressive isn’t the word… his eclecticism puts him in a class of his own” INDEPENDENT

“Hart is something else. Dizzyingly versatile.” MOJO

The cosmic love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray! Known as a “musician’s musician,” Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor.

Since the release of his 1996 debut recording, the all-acoustic BIG MAMA’S DOOR, Hart has relayed his eclectic musical message around the world. 2004 saw his first GRAMMY nomination and 2005 his first win. An evening with his all-electric Muscle Theory is exactly as it sounds: 

The Horne Section @ Corn Exchange
Jan 25 @ 7:45 pm – 10:00 pm

Expect a heady mix of spontaneous stand-up, spectacular performance and outlandish musical talent led by the brilliant comedian Alex Horne!

A hit series on BBC Radio 4, sell out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and in London’s West End, Dictionary Corner favourites on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and the first band ever to host Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Jan
26
Fri
Dancing Queen @ The Corn Exchange
Jan 26 @ 7:45 pm – 10:15 pm

Join us for the ultimate night of feel-good nostalgia, featuring all the greatest 70s hits.

Dancing Queen ‘The Concert’ is an action packed party show featuring over 2 hours of the greatest hits from ABBA, Grease and the 70’s. This is the ultimate nostalgia night that guarantees to get you dancing in the aisles! Relive the nights when ABBA ruled the dance floor and experience the classic 70s era in all its glory with full costumes and plenty of glitz – this is the golden age of pop revived!

Featuring ABBA classics Dancing Queen, Waterloo and Mamma Mia, along with all your favourites such as Summer Nights, Car Wash, Love is in the Air and Boogie Nights.

The Kast of Kinks @ Arlington Arts
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Kast off Kinks are actual former members of the legendary band ‘The Kinks’, back together playing great music and re-living the good times whilst keeping the songs alive that made The Kinks a household name.  This great line-up features Mick Avory (the original drummer on all the classic hits from 1964-84), John Dalton (bass/vocals, Kinks 60’s & 70’s), Ian Gibbons (keyboards/vocals, Kinks 80’s & 90’s and still with Ray Davies) with Dave Clarke (guitar/vocals, formerly of the Beach Boys, Noel Redding & Tim Rose).  

Expect all the hits including: You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon, Lola, Days, Waterloo Sunset, Come Dancing, All Day and All of the Night plus much more…  

A great night out, not to be missed!

“A full house, and a standing ovation.  To anyone wondering about going, do not hesitate” (The Stables, Milton Keynes)

“Nothing short of superb.  From start to finish it was filled with hit after hit” (Mad Ferret, Preston)

Feb
1
Thu
Blaze’s Buddies @ West Berkshire Museum
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Blaze, the museum dragon, and listen to a short action poem about him followed by other activities including a simple craft linked to the treasure Blaze has found that day. FREE session tickets are available from 10am on the day – it is first come, first served basis as places are limited. Suitable for 2-5 years. Today’s theme is Blaze the dragon.

Contact telephone: 01635 519562

Feb
3
Sat
Foraging and campfire cookery @ Thatcham Discovery Centre
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Come and join us for a morning of finding free wild food (foraging) followed by cooking tasty and nutritious recipes over a campfire. No need to bring lunch!

Who is this event suitable for?
The course is suitable for adults and children aged 12 years + (children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who is also booked on). No experience or knowledge of foraging is needed.

What to wear?
Please dress for the weather and come prepared to be outside for the whole session.

More info:
http://www.bbowt.org.uk/events/2018/02/03/foraging-and-campfire-cookery?instance=0

Planting for Wildlife: for February – snowdrops @ Thatcham Discovery Centre
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wildlife-friendly plants for sale. Visit our new ‘gardening for wildlife’ advice clinic where our experts will be on hand once a month to provide gardening advice, together with a range of wildlife-friendly plants for sale.

This month we will be featuring snowdrops and other spring bulbs with their specific benefits to wildlife at this time of the year. Why not come and have a chat before or after your visit to the nature reserve ?

Snowdrops also available for sale on Sunday 4th February.

All proceeds from the plant sales are donated to the Wildlife Trust.

Who is this event suitable for?
Gardeners with an interest in wildlife

What to bring?
money and questions!

What to wear?
We are indoors, but you need appropriate clothing for the weather on the day to walk around the nature reserve

More info:
http://www.bbowt.org.uk/events/2018/02/03/planting-wildlife-february-snowdrops?instance=0

Feb
4
Sun
Baby and Childrens Market @ ST Barts School
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Lots of stalls (Mums & Dads) selling excellent quality nearly new toys, clothing, books, nursery furniture, car seats, pushchairs, cots & bedding, high chairs, walkers, plus much, much more! From birth to 8 yrs plus a small selection of unique businesses in the baby & children’s industry showcasing and selling their products & services. Kids entertainment including a face painter and delicious refreshments available such as cupcakes, teas, coffees and soft drinks. Indoors and pushchair/buggy friendly! Plenty of free parking. £1 for last hour, kids are free.

Doors open 14:00 – 15:30 £1 entry, kids are free. For more info or to BOOK A STALL contact us via: E: leon@babyandchildrensmarket.co.uk T: or 07979867004

Sunday 4 Feb 2018

Contact telephone: 07868 305807

Pete Allen’s Hot 4 with Andy Dickens @ The Chequers Hotel
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Pete Allen, described as Britain’s most exciting clarinet player and awarded with an Honorary Citizen of New Orleans for his services to music, presents his Hot Four for a great afternoon of traditional happy style jazz, featuring Dave Moorwood (Guitar/Banjo) , Dave Hanratty (Bass) and Richie Bryant (Drums). On this occasion they are joined by Andy Dickens on trumpet.

Show Commences at 3.00pm. Admission £12.50 (no card facility) at the door. A pre- show lunch can be booked directly with the Hotel (01635 38000) Note: Jazz admission is not included in lunch price.

Sunday 4 Feb 2018

Feb
13
Tue
Wild at Heart – Nesting Box and Feeder Workshop @ Thatcham Discovery Centre
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tue, 13/02/2018 – 11:00am – 12:00pm

Come along to the Nature Discovery Centre to learn how nurture the birds that visit your garden. Make bird feeders to attract and sustain your visitors and a nesting box to provide the perfect home for nesting birds this spring. Wanting to get a closer look at wildlife? Paul from Celestron, a leading company specilaising in binoculars and telescopes, will be on hand today with advice and assistance on products perfect for budding ornithologists. Booking Essential

This workshop is suitable for families and adults.  Young children will need assistance with tools and construction.

Fall in love with your local wildlife this February, part of our Wild at Heart campaign.

http://www.bbowt.org.uk/events/2018/02/13/wild-heart-nesting-box-and-feeder-workshop?instance=0

Feb
14
Wed
Family Activity Day @ Shaw House
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Ceramic heart decorations – using porcelain pens, create your own design on a heart-shaped ceramic hanging decoration. A new house trail will be available too.

10am – 3.30pm £2 per child. For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome. No need to book, drop in.

Wednesday 14 Feb 2018

Contact telephone: 01635 279279

Feb
15
Thu
Messy Museum Days: Skilful Saxons @ West Berkshire Museum
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Be illuminated! – decorate an illuminated letter, as you would have seen in an Anglo-Saxon manuscript created by monks, using felt tip pens, gold paint and other craft materials. Dress for mess! Disposable aprons will be provided.

£2 per child. For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome. No need to book, drop in between 10am – 3pm.

Feb
16
Fri
Linking the Landscape: Under the Microscope @ West Berkshire Museum
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

What can you see under the microscope? Local Wildlife Trust experts will be on hand with microscopes, and an array of remarkable mini-beasts up-close. Learn about this fascinating essential world happening unseen all around us. Drop in any time between 10am and 1pm to this free event at West Berkshire Museum.
Free, between 10am – 1pm

Contact telephone: 01635 519562

Messy Museum Days: Skilful Saxons @ West Berkshire Museum
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Be illuminated! – decorate an illuminated letter, as you would have seen in an Anglo-Saxon manuscript created by monks, using felt tip pens, gold paint and other craft materials. Dress for mess! Disposable aprons will be provided.

£2 per child. For 4-11 year olds but younger and older children are welcome. No need to book, drop in between 10am – 3pm.

Feb
17
Sat
Nature Explorers Club @ Thatcham Discovery Centre
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Event details

Sat, 17/02/2018 – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Join us on the third Saturday of every month for a hands on wildlife club for 5-8 year olds. Each month follows a different theme with hands on wildlife activities, craft, stories and child-led play. Book for one session or a series of six.

Who is this event suitable for?
Children aged 5-8 years old. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

What to bring?
The clubs are designed to allow child-led outdoor play. Come prepared to get muddy and be outside whatever the weather. We will also be cooking snacks on a fire. We recommend long trousers and closed toed shoes whatever the weather as you will be kneeling down and walking through long grass. 

Is there an age limit for children?

Children must be 5-8 years old to join in. 

We want all children to be able to enjoy the club. If your child has any additional needs you would like to discuss please contact us. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

http://www.bbowt.org.uk/events/2018/02/17/nature-explorers-club?instance=0 

Spring Blooms – Wire Flower Workshop @ Thatcham Discovery Centre
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Event details

Sat, 17/02/2018 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

Explore working with fabulous enameled copper wire , copper mesh and beads. Artist Flora Gare will help you learn with step by step instructions how to create a Spring Bloom wire sculpture.

All materials and supplies are included in the cost of the workshop, but please bring a small pair of pliers if you have them. Refeshments throughout the day including lunch and lovely homemade cake are also included. Please let us know if you have any special dietry needs when you book.

This is an informal and fun day suitable for complete beginners or those who want to build on existing skills. 

 

When ‘none available’ is shown above, the event/time slot/ticket type is fully booked.

From time to time BBOWT will send you information about how we are helping local willdife via email, mail or by phone. If you do not wish to be contacted in future please let BBOWT know.

http://www.bbowt.org.uk/events/2018/02/17/spring-blooms-wire-flower-workshop?instance=0