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  • Giancarlo Caldesi italian chef chef whites chilli horn and chilli on face

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    Christmas countdown is on: enjoy a traditional Italian festive feast at Caldesi in Campagna, Burlesque at Norden Farm and the last race meeting of the year at Ascot Racecourse.

  • A Christmas Carol South Street Arts Reading miserable boss wearing antlers Christmas jumper and tinsel

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    Cool things to do this week in Berkshire: Modern retelling of A Christmas Carol at South Street Arts in Reading, Jimmy Carr and Griff Rys Jones test new material at Norden Farm in Maidenhead and its Newbury's lantern parade.

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    What's on this week? Pretend you've got a starring role in Downton Abbey at Highclere Castle's superposh Christmas Fair, cool cashmere at a Chinti & Parker Pop Up and Mr Tumble stars in reading panto.

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    Fin things to do this week – Santa arrives at Stubbings Nursery by helicopter; a special performance of the Princess and the Pantomime at Windsor Castle, learn to make scented candles at the Swan at Streatley and magic from Paul Daniels' nephew James Phelan.

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    Let the festive fun begin: pantos are go with Dick Whittington taking to the stage in Windsor and Bracknell; the Moomins perform at Norden Farm in Maidenhead; Stonor Park's dressed for Crimbo and chef Michael Caine will be cooking off at The Vineyard Stockcross.

  • Christmas Carol man wearing teddy cat and holly crown

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    What's on this week in Berkshire: Christmas countdown begins with a traditional market in Woolhampton, light switch on in Eton, Windsor and Newbury and A Christmas Carol Musical from Broadway open in Windsor.

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    Fun things to do this week (5-11 Nov): the circus rolls in to town this weekend at the Berkshire Christmas Festival at Newbury Showground, get up close and personal with Sir Michael Parkinson at Cliveden House Hotel and the Contemporary Arts Fair is at Windsor.

  • Black and white image of two men in black suits and ties one holding a pint the other a cocktail

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    Things to do this week: Halloween fun in Berkshire from a 5k run in the dark to a horror movie night at West Berkshire Brewery, plus Michelin chef Simon Hulstone cooks at the Hind's Head Bray and fireworks.

    • Circus of Horrors Psycho Asylum tour sword swallower red hair goggles and burgundy frock coat sword in throat with firework attached

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      What on this week in Berkshire: Victorian ghost stories at Stonor, clean comedy at Norden Farm and the Circus of Horrors rolls up in Bracknell and Newbury.

    • Magician James Raven surrounded by book top hat and illustrations of magic stick man and a cat

      This week

      What's on this week: Chef Richard Bainbridge will be taking over the kitchen at the Hind's Head for one day only; Legoland's Brick or Treat launches and HM The queen visits Bracknell's Lexicon.

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