What’s on: This weekend
Sat 13 – Sun 14 May 2017
Croft & Pearce Are Not Themselves, New Greenham Arts Newbury, Sat 13 May
Who doesn’t love laughing so hard your cheeks and belly hurt? So I urge you see the brilliant Croft & Pearce if you can, because these gals have got quite the reputation. Stars of their own BBC R4 comedy show, Edinburgh Fringe award winners, Hannah Croft and Fiona Pearce are bringing their hilarious sketch show in Newbury for one night only. The glitterati of funny rave about this duo as future stars of TV and theatrical comedy – so don’t miss the chance to see them in action. Tickets £13.
A Splash of Colour, Bray House, Sat 13 May
I love colour but if I wear too much it, I come out in hives. So a much safer and enjoyable way of embracing the rainbow is art. A Splash of Colour is a touring photographic exhibition created by The Photographic Angle. This exhibition brings together a full spectrum of colour images from all aspects of our lives and it is a beauty. Stunning images from very talented artists. Pop along and see it. Rude not to when it’s free.
Tony Law: A Law Undo Hi-Elf What Welcome, South Street Reading, Sat 13 May
I have often been accused of talking nonsense, but I’m an amateur in comparison to comedian Tony Law who has made an entire career out of it. Multi-award-winning, Tony Law aims for nonsense nirvana with his brand new show In A Law Undo His-Elf What Welcome. It aims to make no sense at all and yet means every dog damned thing ever. Law has burst the net. You will feel sick with awe. You will barf wonder. Tickets £17.
RYA Push the Boat Out, Sonning and Goring, Sat 13 May
Ever thought about sailing? I tried it once in Antigua (ooh get me), but nearly capsized the boat and ended up with my head in the lap of the instructor. So from that moment on I have stuck to drinking on boats rather than driving them. You know what I mean. Don’t let my incompetence put you off. Turn Duran Duran’s Rio up load and pop along to Reading Sailing Club in Sonning (11am-3.30pm) or the Goring Thames Sailing Club (12pm-4pm) in Goring on Saturday for a FREE taster sesh.
Datchet Watersports is also hosting a Push The Boat Out event on Sat 13 – Sun 14 May (10am-4pm) but charging adults £10 and kids £5.
Newbury Antiques Fair, Newbury Showgrounds, Fri 12 – Sat 13 May
My favourite antiques fair rolls into town – Newbury Antiques & Collectables Fair. It’s massive! Take a friend, pretend you’re on Bargain Hunt and get competitive with your rummaging. You’ll find everything here from foxy antiques – furniture and jewellery – but lots and lots of collectable and vintage finds. There’s something for everyone and every pocket. Kirsty Allsopp’s been spotted here ,so sharpen your elbows. Entry Friday £10pp from 8.30am; 9.30am-5pm and Saturday 9am-5pm, £5pp.
Reading Children’s Festival, various Reading venues, Sat 13 May – ?? 4 June
Happy kids, sane parents! So check out Reading Children’s Festival – three fun-packed weeks of events and activities for kids all over town. The festival kicks off with the Forbury Fiesta on Sat 13 May with music, madness and mayhem. The first day includes Glee Club, The Amazing Bubble Show and the Theatretrain, performing Shrek, Matida and Beauty & The Beast. Here’s the full programme. Get involved, take your kids (borrow one if you need to) and enjoy the fun.
Henley 10k Trail Run, Remenham Church Lane Henley, Sun 14 May
If you’re struggling to drag your bottom out to have a run, this might do the trick. Lace up your trainers, strap on your high impact sports bra and trot along to the Henley 10km Trail Run. It’s cross-country light, starting and finishing by the Temple Island Meadows – the official start one for Henley Regatta. Run, jog, walk, whatever floats your boat, but take in the beautiful view and max out the endorphins. Entry costs from £22.