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6 May 2016 | LIVING WITHIN

Sunrise 5.22am  Sunset 8.35pm


Ascot to host Ronan Keating, Gabrielle, Fun Lovin' Criminals and Lawson

Sir David Attenborough films research at Royal Holloway

Ascot schoolboy handed role on West End stage

Kaymer strengthens star-studded field for Wentworth

Coral Reef Waterworld refurbishment work all set for green light

Charters School rated No.1 in England for English

Council announces new funding scheme for Royal Borough school projects

Two Ascot medical centres accelerate merger plans following disappointing Care Quality Commission report

Frimley confirms plan for new hospital in Ascot


Spring Tournament At Guards
Guards PoloWhat:
Guards Polo Club’s first tournament of the year.
Why: A great warm-up for both players and ponies.
When: Sunday 8 May
Where: Guards Polo Club, Windsor Great Park. Telephone 01784 434212

Car Boot Sale - Sunday 8 May from 6.00am - High Street, Ascot

Bracknell Half Marathon - Sunday 8 May 9.00am - South Hill Park

Ascot Horticultural Society - Floral art talk/demonstration by Pat Dibben - Wednesday 11 May 7.45pm - King Edward’s Hall, King Edward’s Road, North Ascot, SL5 8PD. Telephone 01344 622086.

Prince of Wales Trophy Final - Saturday 14 May 3.15pm - Royal County Of Berkshire Polo Club

Traditional Farming Experience - Saturday 14 May 1.00pm to 3.00pm - Lark’s Hill car park, off Harvest Ride, Warfield, Bracknell RG42 2QD. Telephone 01344 354441

Farmers Market - Sunday 15 May 9.30am - High Street, Ascot


Funklab - Saturday 7 May 7.30pm - Jagz, Ascot

The Abject Band - Saturday 7 May 8.30pm - Victoria Arms, Binfield

Chris Baker - Saturday 7 May 9.00pm - The Acre, Windsor

Celia Barrett - Thursday 12 May 7.30pm - Jagz, Ascot

Serious Chord Squad - Friday 13 May 8.00pm - Cedar Tree, Bagshot

Mollys Jam - Friday 13 May 9.00pm - Silver Birch, Bracknell

NRG - Friday 13 May 9.00pm - Green Man, Bracknell

Revolution - Saturday 14 May 7.30pm - Jagz, Ascot


Abigail's Party
Mike Leigh's classic
Why: Directed by Sarah Matthews and performed by the marvellous Quince Players
When: Saturday 7 to Saturday 14 May
Where: Cordes Hall, Sunninghill. Telephone 01344 874200

Little Shop Of Horrors
Little Shop Of HorrorsWhat:
Set in the seedy side of 1950s downtown New York, this ‘B movie’ spoof musical is accompanied by a rocky score by Alan Menkin
Why: Tells the tale of Seymour, an unlikely hero who works in the downbeat Skid Row Florist and Audrey II a ‘strange and interesting plant’ with ruthless determination and a quest to take over the universe.
When: Tuesday 10 to Saturday 14 May
Where: South Hill Park. Telephone 01344 484 123

That's Entertainment - Saturday 7 May - Theatre Royal Windsor. Telephone 01753 853 888

Jekyll & Hyde
Jekyll & HydeWhat:
A dramatic new adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic and atmospheric Gothic melodrama.
Why: Starring Neil Roberts (Holby, Emmerdale), Gary Turner (Emmerdale), Kim Taylforth (London’s Burning, Bad Girls)
When: Monday 9 to Saturday 14 May
Where: Theatre Royal Windsor. Telephone 01753 853 888


VW Art Society Summer Exhibition - Saturday 4 June 10.00am to 4.00pm - Station Approach, Virginia Water

Englemere Decorative & Fine Arts Society - Tuesday 10 May 7.00pm - St George's School, Ascot

Between Tide and Landslide by Artist in Residence Tonia Maddison - Friday 6 May to Sunday 12 June - South Hill Park

Tim RudmanTim Rudman: Iceland, An Uneasy Calm
What: On the occasion of the release of his new book, ‘Iceland: an uneasy calm’, this exhibition celebrates and documents Tim Rudman’s experiences travelling through Iceland.
Why: Tim is acknowledged as one of Britain’s finest landscape photographers.
When: Saturday 7 May to Sunday 3 July
Where: The Lightbox, Woking


Saturday will be dry, bright and sunny.

More sunshine on Sunday when it will be very warm.

The fine weather will continue for much of Monday but Tuesday will be cloudier with thundery rain and showers likely. 



Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Bad Neighbours 2

Captain America: Civil War

Capture Th Flag

Eddie The Eagle

Eye In The Sky

Florence Foster Jenkins

Friend Request

Golden Years


I Saw The Light

NT Live: A View From The Bridge

Pitbull: Nowe Porzadki

Ratchet & Clank

Robinson Crusoe


The Angry Birds Movie

The Jungle Book


Royal Windsor Horse Show - Wednesday 11 to Sunday 15 May - Windsor Castle


Comedy In The Brewery - Saturday 30 April 7.00pm - Windsor and Eton Brewery SL4 1SE

Adam Bloom, Phil Chapman, Lateef Lovejoy and MC Paul B Edwards - Friday 13May 2016 8.00pm - South Hill Park

A Comedy Double Bill by Bob Larby - Thursday 19 May 7.30pm - Windlesham Club & Theatre



Wildmoor - Wednesday 11 May 10.30am - Meet at Wildmoor Heath car park, off Crowthorne Road, Crowthorne, RG45 7PP. Telephone 01344 354441

Virginia Water Lake, Windsor Great Park - 4.5 miles - Tuesday 17 May 10.00am - Meet at by the café at the Virginia Waters car park off the A30. Telephone 07733 820168

Nuptown to Touchen End - Tuesday 17 May 10.30am - Meet at the junction of Nuptown Lane and Hawthorn Lane, Warfield. Telephone 01344 354441

Rhododendron Walks - Wednesday 18 May and Saturday 21 May 2.00pm - Meet in the north car park, off Lily Hill Road, Bracknell RG12 2RX. Telephone 01344 354441


CyclingWindsor Queen of the Mountains Ride - Women only - Wednesday 11 May 9.30am - Meet at the Bishopsgate entrance to Windsor Great Park. Online registration

Berks On Bikes Intro Ride - Off Road, Swinley Forest - Saturday 14 May 10.00am to 12.30pm. Email


Parks & Gardens

Westways Farm
What: Open 6 acre garden surrounded by woodlands planted in 1930s with mature and some rare rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias, underplanted with bluebells, lilies and dogwood; extensive lawns and sunken pond garden. Working stables and sandschool. Lovely Queen Anne House (not open) covered with listed Magnolia grandiflora.
Why: Admission £4.00, children free. On behalf of NGS. Home-made teas.
When: Saturday 7 May 2.00pm to 5.00pm and Sunday 8 May 11.00am to 5.00pm.
Where: Gracious Pond Road, Chobham GU24 8HH. Telephone 01276 856163

Hall Grove School
Formerly a small Georgian country estate, now a co-educational preparatory school. Mature parkland with specimen trees. Historical features incl ice house, old walled garden, heated peach wall. Lake, woodland walks, rhododendrons and azaleas.
Why: Live music at 3.00pm
When: Saturday 14 May 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Where: London Road (A30), Bagshot GU19 5HZ



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Love & Us - Jazz & Blues band - Friday 20 May 7.30pm - Cordes Hall, Sunninghill

Clubathon in aid of Thames Hospice - Saturday 21 May 6.00pm to 9.00pm - Village Hall, Sunningdale. Telephone 07834 727664

Ascot Charitable Trust Ball - Saturday 21 May 7.00pm - Pavilion, Ascot Racecourse

BMW PGA Championship Celebrity Pro-Am
A host of famous faces from the worlds of sport and entertainment will grace the West Course’s fairways.
Why: One Direction’s Niall Horan will be there
When: Wednesday 25 May
Where: Wentworth

BMW PGA Championship
Star-studded golf at Wentworth
Why: Danny Willett will enjoy a glorious homecoming
When: Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 May
Where: Wentworth

Mike and the Mechanics
English supergroup
Why: Live on stage after the golf
When: Saturday 28 May 7.45pm
Where: Wentworth

Tom Chaplin
The lead singer of the chart-topping band Keane
Why: Live on stage after the golf
When: Sunday 29 May 7.45pm
Where: Wentworth

Discover Orienteering - Tuesday 31 May 1.30pm to 3.00pm - Meet at Gazebo on rear field at South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA. Telephone 01344 354441

Carnival Capers - Saturday 25 June -  Cabrera Green, Virginia Water

Lynwood Fete & Vintage Vehicle Rally - Saturday 25 June - Broomhall Recreation Ground, Sunningdale

Summer Fair - Saturday 25 June - St Michael's CE Primary School, School Road, Sunninghill

Alexander Devine - Undie Run - Saturday 2 July 11.00am - Berkshire College of Agriculture, Burchetts Green. Telephone 01628 822777

Seniors & Super Seniors Open - Golf championship - Wednesday 13 July - Mill Ride Golf Club, Ascot

Pirates Of Penzance - Thursday 21 to Saturday 23 July - Rose Theatre, St Mary’s School, Ascot

Open Air Luna Cinema - Thursday 28 to Saturday 30 July 7.30pm - Racecourse, Ascot

Cheapside Horticultural, Handicrafts and Arts Society Summer Show - Saturday 27 August - Village Hall, Cheapside. Telephone 01344 624958

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