Things to do in Berkshire

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Arts and Culture

Head to Reading Pride 2011 in Kings Meadow Park, Reading from midday to 20:00 BST on Saturday 3 September. See dance sensations Booty Luv perform their hit singles Boogie 2nite and Shine. Reading Pride was founded in 2003 and works to eliminate discrimination in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Reading and across the Thames Valley. The event is free to attend.

Hear about the history of Caversham Court in a performance of The Land of Walter Gifford. The tale will be narrated by the Oldest Green Man in an Outsider Anthems production by Jennifer Leach, performed by Anne Latto. The tale is for adults and is not recommended for young children. The first performance will be on Sunday 4 September at 15:30 at Caversham Court Gardens, St Peter's Hill, Caversham in Reading.

Gary Wilmot is performing at The Watermill Theatre in Newbury Theatre in the play Radio Times. Performances will be held Monday to Saturday at 19:30, Thursday and Saturday matinées at 14:30.


Head to the Secret Film Club at St Andrew's Church Hall in Caversham Heights on Sunday 4 September. The film will be screened at 19:30.

Enjoy a medieval fayre at Saint Laurence's Church, Slough in Slough on Saturday 3 September from 10:30 -16:00. St Laurence's Church is Grade I listed and is the oldest building in Slough. It houses the grave of Sir William Herschel who discovered Uranus. The church is based in Upton Court Road near the Red Cow roundabout.

Learn all about mantra meditation in a free evening of live music, philosophy and food at the Friends Meeting House in West Street, Maidenhead. The event runs from 17:00 to 19:30 on Saturday 3 September.


Head to Jagz in Station Hill, Ascot this Friday 2 September to see Albie J perform the very best of Michael Buble. The concert will start at 20:00. Tickets can be bought from the We Got Tickets website and cost £5 in advance or £8 on the door.

Celebrate 50 years of The Beatles with the Cavern Beatles at South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell at 20:00 on Sunday, 4 September. Tickets cost £17.

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Altwood Road, Maidenhead is continuing its summer concert series. St John's Ensemble will perform with Nathan Vale on Thursday 1 September. Nathan Vale is winner of the 2006 London Handel Competition. The concert will be held at 19:30 in the Courtyard Theatre. Tickets cost £11 (£10 conc) £9 Members (£5 under 18s).

Something Different

The Ascot Festival of Food Raceday will be held at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 3 September, in association with the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxford Local Food Group. Racegoers will be able to race and shop, purchasing locally produced items from county suppliers. Tickets start at £17. Free entry for under 18s accompanied by an adult. Gates open at 11:00. To book call 0870 727 1234 or visit Ascot Racecourse.

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