FRI 15 – SUN 17 FEB
MUDDY’S PICK OF THE WEEKEND
THEATRE: Ian McKellan On Stage, Theatre Royal Windsor, Tue 12 – Wed 13 Feb
You shall not pass… without buying a ticket! The legendary Sir Ian McKellan celebrates is 80th birthday with performances in 80 theatres with his one-man show – with all proceeds going to local charities. This month he rocks up to make his debut at Windsor’s Theatre Royal, one minute you’ll have Gandalf on stage, the next you’ll probably be up there him. In-between there will be anecdotes and acting.
THEATRE: Murder For Two, Watermill Theatre Newbury, now – Sat 23 Feb
I reviewed Murder For Two when it premiered at The Watermill last year, and after a run in London’s West End, this hilarious high-energy whodunit is back. Starring Ed MacArthur and Jeremy Legat, it’s a madcap murder mystery with a twist, a hysterical blend of music, mayhem and murder
FOOD: Steak Week, The Hind’s Head Bray, now – Sun 17 Feb
Often with Valentine’s dinners you’re packed in so tight you’re practically giving a stranger a lap dance every time you get up. Not at The Hind’s Head Bray – it’s all about the love of food. Ready to drool? You’ll get three steak choices – Ribeye, Wing Rib or Fillet; plus 3 sauces and sides to choose from. Throw in a beer/wine pairing and its winner winner steak dinner – cooked to Michelin star perfection. Book up.
EVENT: Circus of Screams, Forbury Gardens Reading, Sat 16 Feb
Roll up and race round Reading for A Circus of Screams – a three-hour Murder Mystery where you must find hidden evidence and catch a circus killer against the clock! The whole town becomes the set for this real-life whodunnit.Crack clues using their smartphones, converse with characters and find hidden evidence before the time runs out. Try not to kill each other in the process.
WALKS: Snowdrop Walks, Welford Park Newbury, now – Sun 3 Mar
It’s snowdrop time! Choose a dry-ish day and wander through drifts of snowdrops at Welford Park. Why Welford Park? It’s only got one the finest natural snowdrop woodlands in the chuffing country – four fabulous acres. Visit Wed-Sun (11am-4pm) until Sun 3 Mar. You can find more snowdrop walks here.
KIDS: Wellington Country Park, Riseley, from Sat 16 Feb
Wellington Country Park reopens Sat 16 Feb! Frazzled parents rejoice and boot your little blighters outside. With 350 glorious acres to explore and a brilliant adventure playground, it’s a guaranteed hit for those with younger children. There’s also a superb cafe serving serving quality local produce –much it from Wellington Estate itself.
WELLBEING: Alternative Friday Night, Orchard Life Midgham, Fri 15 Feb
Spend your Friday nights flat on your back in a state of total bliss. And on this occasion, you won’t have emptied a bottle of wine. Friday nights have never looked so good… no, seriously, you’ll be polishing your halo after an evening with Laura of The Wellbeing Feeling’s deep reiki infused meditations, yoga nidra (yogic sleep) and a sound meditation.
ACTIVITY: Friday With Friends, Madhatter’s Pottery Cafe, Fri 15 Feb