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Royal Wedding

There will be a screening of the royal wedding at St Andrew's Church in Caversham Heights on the morning of Friday 29 April.

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Enjoy a royal wedding party at 1630 BST at the Ditty Cafe in Pangbourne with the band The Mugs. Enjoy live music from the fifties to the nineties until 1900 BST.

Enjoy bunting, buns and beer at Streatley Recreation Ground on Friday 29 April to celebrate the royal wedding. Please bring your own picnic and seating. There will be a marquee and trestle tables provided - real ale and Pimms for sale. Impromptu games and fancy dress for anyone who wants to take part. There will also be a Victoria Sponge cake competition. The party will be held on Friday 29 April, 2011 at 1600 BST at Streatley Recreation Ground. Find out more on the website.

Nature and Outdoors

The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) in Reading, is celebrating its 60th anniversary along with the radio drama The Archers.

The new exhibition at the museum in Redlands Road, Reading will open on Sunday, 1 May until Thursday 30 June.

Admission is free and the museum is open Wednesday to Friday 0900 BST to 1700 BST. At weekends it will be open from 1400 BST to 1630 BST. The museum is closed bank holidays. For more information email merlevents@reading.ac.uk or phone 0118 378 8660.

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Enjoy a riverboat cruise at Cliveden in Taplow, Berkshire. The boats run on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1110 BST until 1630BST between 9 April - 1 July and then up to seven days a week until early September. All boats run subject to daily river and weather conditions. For times and further details please contact the Cliveden Information Centre on 01628 605069.

Take part in a Duck Derby in Henley-on-Thames on Monday 2 May. Thousands of yellow plastic ducks will be floating along the river Thames at Mill Meadows, by the River and Rowing Museum in Henley on Thames from 1500 BST. The duck race is part of the May fair at Mill Meadows, Henley on the banks of the Thames. For more information go to the The Lions Club of Henley-on-Thames website.

Enjoy spring at Moor Copse with Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT). The bluebells and early purple orchids should be at their best. Take part in a 2 mile walk, meeting at the reserve car park on the east side of the A340, 200m north of the bridge over the M4 at 1430 BST. The walk is over uneven ground. Admission is free, but please do not bring your dog. Contact Michael Keith-Lucas for more information on 0118 9620622.

Arts and Culture

The Blue Beatles Duo will play The White Horse in Emmer Green, Reading on Friday 29 April. Come along and see, hear and sing along to all your favourite Beatles songs care of this witty Beatles tribute duo.

The concert will be on from 2030 BST to 2300 BST, and entrance is free.

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Rosie Kay Dance Company present 5 Soldiers on Thursday 28 April 2011 at Newbury Corn Exchange. The dance theatre production is described as a timely, controversial and thought-provoking exploration of war in modern times. The performance will begin at 1945 BST.

Call the Corn Exchange Box Office on 01635 522733 or online at the Corn Exchange website.

Enjoy The Comedy of Errors until Saturday 30 April at the Watermill Theatre in Bagnor, Newbury. Performances will run from Monday to Saturday at 1930 BST, with Thursday and Saturday matinees at 1430 BST.

Saturday 30 April performances will be at 1330 BST and 1830 BST. Call the box office on 01635 46044 or email: boxoffice@watermill.org.uk.

James Church hosts a cabaret evening with West-End star Sally Ann Triplett at the Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Altwood Road, Maidenhead. The performance will take place on Saturday 30 April from 1945 BST to 2115 BST.

Arts and Crafts

A Craft Show will be held in Mapledurham House near Reading from Saturday 30 April to Monday 2 May. There will be demonstrations throughout the weekend of traditional craft skills including pole lathe turning, pottery, spinning and carving. Enjoy live music from the resident pianist, a parrot show and a food pavilion incorporating cookery theatre, beer and wine tasting.

The show will be open from 1000 BST to 1700 BST each day. Reduced rate tickets are available from the Live Crafts Show website.

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Head to Spring Crafts, an exhibition of ceramic work, jewellery, paintings, textiles and photography by local artists and craft designers from 1000 BST to 1700 BS at The Old Fire Station Gallery, Market Place, Henley-on-Thames from Thursday 28 April to Wednesday 4 May, 1000 BST to 1700 BST daily.

Something different

Head to the Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Reading at 30A Cumberland Road in Reading on 1 May 2011 between 1030 BST - 1500 BST to celebrate the Sikh new year.

Vaisakhi is the most important date in the Sikh calendar.

This year, Vaisakhi will be celebrated by the Sikh community in Reading and Wokingham with a Nagar Kirtan (religious procession), organised by Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara and Ramgarhia Sabha Reading Gurdwara.

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