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What’s on: This Week

Mon 12 – Sun 18 June 2017

Mark Curry Lunch, The Vineyard Stockcross, Mon 12 June

Anyone for tennis? Wimbledon’s just weeks away and the annual grunt count begins – and there’s some cracking tennis to watch too. So to get you in the mood, book your seat for the The Vineyard Ladies Lunch with broadcaster and tennis fanatic Mark Curry. Mark will share his love for tennis while you tuck into a three-course lunch with matching wines £60 per person To book call: 01635 589407.


Super Hero Family Fun Day, Beale Park Lower Basildon, Sun 18 June

Holy Batman! Wear your big pants with pride, swing your capes over your shoulders and prepare for an action packed Superhero Family Fun Day at Beale Park. It’s Father’s Day too, so show the old man how much you love him by entering him into the 5km fun run and meet him at the finish line with a pint. Then simply load the kids up with candy floss and let them blow the sugar rush on the bouncy castle and funfair. Entry: £5 adults, £2 kids  and free entry for under 12s. All registered runners will enter free of charge.


Kasabian, St Laurence Church Reading, Thurs 15 June

Something a little special (who am I kidding, it’s off the chart friggin’ awesome) – headliners Kasabian will be playing an exclusive intimate acoustic performance at St Laurence Church in Reading this week. Tickets for the stripped back show are available exclusively to those who have bought a Reading & Leeds Festival 2017  ticket. Each purchaser will be sent a unique purchase code for a max of two tickets per person on a first come first served basis. On sale now.


Summer Pop-up, Bucklebury, Thurs 15 June

Summer in the UK is taking a while to get started, but that doesn’t stop us shopping and planning our holiday essentials. Although definitely NOT beach ready right now, @fieldandfrolic (look her up on Insta – she’s fashion obsessed) is hosting a poppity pop up on Thursday 15 June from 8.30am-2.30pm. You’ll find the queens of all things bright and beautiful Gift Pop, Ali Hamilton Interiors, Millie Pink, P448 trainers and more. Email for the deets – proceeds go to the families and victims of the Manchester and London terror attacks.


Katy Brand: I Was A Teenage Christian, New Greenham Arts Newbury, Thurs 15 June

Laughter seems to solve everything. Amen to that! So don’s miss comedian Katy Brand’s hit Edinburgh Festival show I Was a Teenage Christian in Newbury this week. It’s an honest, fascinating and funny exploration of her self-imposed conversion and total immersion in evangelical Christianity. Aged 13, Katy went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. From then on she attended services four times a week. For seven years she put the ‘fun’ into fundamentalism…and the ‘mental’. Tickets £14.

Midsummer Night’s Dream, Norden Farm Maidenhead, Tues 13 June

The HandleBards is a four-strong troupe of cycling actors who carry with them all of the necessary set, props and costume to perform their shows. They present performances of extremely energetic, charmingly chaotic and environmentally sustainable Shakespeare plays across the globe. They pedal into Maidenhead this week to perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream, expect riotous amounts of energy, a fair old whack of chaos, and a great deal of laughter. Tickets £14.

Count Arthur Strong, Corn Exchange Newbury, Thurs 15 June

The rave reviews for Steve Delaney’s Count Arthur Strong show say it all. It’s character comedy at its very best which explains why the BBC can’t get enough of him. Using stories and other things that are secret, Count Arthur Strong, showbiz legend, pays tribute to one of the best musicals he can remember. Uniquely recreating the most striking and poignant moments for your enjoyment… plus something else– truly a show not to be missed. Tickets £21.

On A Lighter Note 2, South Hill Park Bracknell, Fri 16 June

Opera can be an acquired taste, but we absolutely love it at Muddy. Not sure if it is your thing? Pop along to South Hill Park in Bracknell and experience Park Opera’s magical tour around the world of musicals, operetta and opera in this semi-staged concert.  With its rousing choruses, moving medleys and enchanting solos, from Rogers & Hammerstein to Puccini, On A Lighter Note 2 has something for everyone! Tickets £15.


Belongings, Outdoor Arts Creation Space Newbury, Sat 17 June

The Outdoor Arts Creation Space is proving to be one of those magical places that draws productions to venture out beyond the M25. Belongingsis Tilted Productions is the latest latest site-sensitive promenade performance. Different in each place and responding to its environment, the piece invites the viewer to see the familiar in new ways, with local spaces being turned into illusionary worlds. Two performances are scheduled 4pm and 7.30pm and completelyFREE (booking is essential).


Kyshona Armstrong & Robert Lane, Norden Farm Maidenhead, Thurs 15 June

It’s gone a bit country at Norden Farm of late with a number of awesome Nashville stars gracing the intimate Maidenhead stage. This week Kyshona Armstrong performs with rising star Robert Lane after a sell out gig with Nashville In The Round last autumn. Kyshona’s renowned for her songwriting skills and powerful, emotional voice. She was also names one of the Tops 5 Roots Artists to watch by CMT Edge. Go see and tell me way you think in the comments below. Tickets £12.


Willa & May Pop Up, Saddleback Farm Shop Brightwalton, Sun 18 June

It’s Father’s Day on Sunday, just saying, so why not take dads and granddads up to Saddleback Farm Shop treat them to a piece of cake, a cup of tea and 5 minutes (OK let’s say 30) peace with the Sunday papers while you check out the Willa & May’s gorgeous vintage interiors pop up shop. They’ll be in the top barn from 10am. Go and find something unique for your home – and just tell your other half it’s a Father’s Day gift. Everyone’s a winner.


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