What's on inLower Basildon


Welcome to Lower Basildon

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Lower Basildon - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Lower Basildon to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Tourist information Lower Basildon

Tourist Information

Everything you need to know if you're visiting Lower Basildon as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Lower Basildon

19
JUN
June's Edinburgh Preview Special Comedy at Milk
Milk Bar

The Award Winning Gordon Southern and Adam Rowe bring their latest shows to the most atmospheric bar in Reading in preparation for the Edinburgh FestivalGordon Southern is the international word clown. A stand up favourite across Europe and Australasia hes performed in…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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21
JUN
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Basing House (In the Walled Garden)

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful musical score and…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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21
JUN
Grosvenor Quizino with Rory McAllister @ Grosvenor
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

Grosvenor Quizino with Rory McAllisterThursday 21st June at 8pm At Grosvenor Casino Reading South So youve got a group of competitive friends 5 or 6 who enjoy a fun evening outCome along to Grosvenor Casino Reading South and join our fantastic Quiz…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01184 027800
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23
JUN
Midsummer Music
Leighton Park School

As well as containing major works by Nigel Hess The Lochnagar Suite and Frank Ticheli An American Elegy Trinity Concert Bands summer concert highlights its talented players. The saxophone section captures the Big Band sound in Saxophoning; the famous duet from Bizets…

Location: 8.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 08452 263047
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23
JUN
Diana Ross by Tameka Jackson
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

.Diana Ross by Tameka JacksonSaturday 23rd June at 9.45pmAt Grosvenor Casino Reading SouthTameka Jackson Effortlessly reproduces the stunning vocals and classic hits of Diana Ross.Our Show and Luxury Buffet package is available for only £19.95 pp including ticket meal from our set…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01184 027800
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23
JUN
Just The Tonic's Saturday Night Comedy
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading

Our fabulous weekend shows bring the best comedy on the high street to ReadingFeaturing Sean Percival Darren Walsh Mike Newall and Rich WilsonWe bring you four different acts at every show including some of the best up & coming comperes and headliners…

Location: 7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02037 403700
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26
JUN
Speed Dating in Basingstoke
Las Iguanas

Basingstoke Speed Dating How speed dating in Basingstoke worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Basingstoke. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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28
JUN
Speed Dating in Reading
Matchbox

Speed Dating in ReadingHow speed dating in Reading worksBy simply arriving at venue for the Speed Dating in Reading event you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening…

Location: 7.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02380 784694
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29
JUN
Circus Vegas
Palmer Park

Special offer ‐ 2 for 1 on any seat any day Simply call the box office 07904428555 and quote Juggler to receive the deal. Circus Vegas arrives in the UK for its first full British tour.Housed inside its huge…

Location: 8.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 07904 428555
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30
JUN
Workshop - School Records
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Tutor: Joan DilsJoan Dils is currently President of the History of Reading Society a Vice‐President of the Berkshire Local History Association and an Honorary Visiting Fellow in History at the University of Reading. She taught history and local history for the former…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01189 509553
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30
JUN
Rivermead Primary Summer Fair
Rivermead Primary School

Rivermead Primary School Summer Fair to be held on Saturday 30th June from 12pm to 3pm. Lots of family fun and games to include Millers Ark petting zoo and guess the weight of the live pig bouncy obstacle course food refreshments and…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

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30
JUN
Reading Haydn Choir - Summer Concert
Tilehurst Methodist Church

The 20th Century has witnessed amazing changes in popular music. The Reading Haydn Choirs concert will give a flavour of these changes from Brittens ethereal Hymn to St Cecilia to the Beatles lighthearted When Im Sixty‐Four via glorious jazz pieces and the…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07557 900210
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30
JUN
The Boy George Experience (Keith George)
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

. Saturday 30th June at 9:45pmAt Grosvenor Casino Reading SouthA cultured tribute to one of the 1980s most iconic performersKeith explores Boy Georges best‐loved smash hits of the period.Our Show and Luxury Buffet package is available for only £19.95 pp including ticket…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01184 027800
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01
JUL
Summer Lovin' Summer Fayre
Mary Hare School

. SUMMER LOVIN SUMMER FAYRESUNDAY 1ST JULY 12‐3PMCOLES DINER MARY HARE NEWBURY RG14 3BQSummer Lovin had me a blastA 1950s Summer Fayre with over 50 stalls games inflatable rides and cash raffleENTRANCE £2 for adults £1 for children on the day…

Location: 9.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07867 311236
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05
JUL
Born To Win
The Hexagon Theatre

After the huge success of Dance is Life in 2017 Giovanni is once again set to get your hearts beating a little faster showcasing a story of love and passion with even more heat even more energy and even more drama than…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01189 606060
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06
JUL
Healing Gong Bath
Beech Hill Memorial Hall

At this Gong Bath you will be immersed in the sounds of the healing gong. The magnificent breadth depth and diversity of sounds that the gongs create is unlike anything we experience in our normal world. The gong vibration can bring healing…

Location: 10.2 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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07
JUL
Beginners' Introduction to Tai Chi Chuan (Earley)
St. Nicolas Centre

This 7‐week Introduction to Chen style Tai Chi from Berkshire Tai Chi is designed for those with no previous experience either of Tai Chi in general or Chen style in particular.It will introduce participants to the origins principles and practice of traditional…

Location: 10 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 07814 969540
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08
JUL
Teddy Bears' Picnic
Didcot Railway Centre

Steam and Diesel Trains in OperationFree admission for Children with Teddy BearsTeddy Bear displaysChipper the SquirrelTeddy CrumpChildrens Activities in the Picnic AreaTeddy TombolaRailway themed Teddy TrailCompetitions for Bearsand moreLast admission 3.30 pm. Please note there is an unavoidable flight of steps…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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08
JUL
REBELS RIDE IN - Motorcycle Social
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

Were back With over 20 stands in attendance this year an outdoor fun casino a barbarian grill with the dirtiest American burnt ends brisket and burgers flame throwing rat rods and Vin Diesels Dodge Charger from the Fast and Furious movies in…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01184 027800
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10
JUL
Speed Dating in Newbury
Slug and Lettuce

Newbury Speed Dating How speed dating in Newbury worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Newbury. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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12
JUL
Amelia Dyer & the baby farm murders - a talk
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

When the bodies of three babies were recovered from the Thames at Caversham in 1896 the police knew they had a serial killer at large. A frantic race to prevent more deaths led them to suspect Amelia Dyer a baby farmer. After…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01189 509553
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14
JUL
Workshop - What do I do with my DNA results?
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Leader: Debbie Kennett ‐ an internationally recognised expert speaker and writer on genetic genealogy.This workshop is a follow‐up to the April 14th talk by Debbie which provided an introduction to DNA testing and is organised by Berkshire Family History Society. …

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01189 509553
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15
JUL
Healing Gong Bath - 'Drop In Session'
Watlington House

At this Gong Bath you will be immersed in the sounds of the healing gong. The magnificent breadth depth and diversity of sounds that the gongs create is unlike anything we experience in our normal world. The gong vibration can bring healing…

Location: 7.6 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

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21
JUL
Mission Mega Machine
Milestones

Come along and learn about inventions and innovations developed in Hampshire such as the Spitfire and Taskers engines. Fun trail and hands‐on activities for all ages as you explore the world of science from railways to rockets and take on the Mega…

Location: 16.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01256 639550
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21
JUL
Boys Beating Cancer: 10K, 5K and Fun Runs
Newbury Showground

. Held at the Newbury Showground in Thatcham Berkshire the event includes a chip‐timed 5K or 10K for men and boys of all ages a 1K Family Fun Run for boys girls mums and dads or any other friends and family members…

Location: 8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02076 847185
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26
JUL
The Thames - Literary & artistic footprints - talk
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Film maker Nick Brazil explores the many connections between the world of literature and art and the large houses and villages along the Thames. Amongst others: Kenneth Grahame D H Lawrence Alexander Pope Cecil Aldin and Eric Kennington. This talk is part…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01189 509553
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27
JUL
Children's Family History Activities
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Childrens Family History Activities with tutors Margaret Crook and Vicki ChestermanFor 5‐11 year olds a session providing a range of fun and stimulating activities designed to help young people understand more about the history of their families. Must be pre‐booked and children…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01189 509553
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08
AUG
Walk - The Civil War in Reading
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

In April 1643 Reading was under siege from a force numbering up to 18000 parliamentarian soldiers. Holding back the soldiers was a defence fortification system which had been steadily built and re‐enforced over the preceding autumn and winter. The siege would end…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01189 509553
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09
AUG
Talk - The Thames from Oxford to Windsor
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Find out how The Thames has influenced historical events and the lives of the local population from food to employment as a highway for goods people and ideas and more recently as a highly valued social and environmental resource. This talk…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01189 509553
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19
AUG
Sense and Sensibility
Basing House

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. Adapted by award‐winning writer Laura Turner this exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love make…

Location: 16.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Tourist Attractions


Mapledurham House

Away from the distractions of town, business or busy hotels, Mapledurham is an oasis of peace, natural beauty and history. Mapledurham House, still the home of the descendants of the original family, is an Elizabethan Manor House situated beside the Thames and sheltered by the Chiltern Hills,…

Didcot Railway Centre

Join us in our rural setting based around the original engine shed. The Great Western Society has had a home in Didcot since 1967 and the range of activities and facilities on offer is substantial. The collection of Great Western coaches is probably the most comprehensive…

The Living Rainforest

Explore the rainforest, and discover its wonders for yourself. On your visit, look out for free roaming lizards, birds and butterflies ‐ you never know where they will appear next See some of the world's most popular foods, from bananas to coffee, cocoa and ginger. .…

Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary

The Island Farm Donkey Sanctuary is a registered charity, caring for abused and ill‐treated animals. We rely totally upon public donations to enable us to do this valuable work. Helping donkeys, like Mrs. P and Mabel. The Sanctuary is open to visitors most days during the year, between…

Museum of English Rural Life

The Museum of English Rural Life was founded by the University of Reading in 1951 to reflect and record the changing face of farming and the countryside. It houses Designated collections of national importance that span the full range of objects, archives, photographs, film and books. …

Venom

Venom Nightclub in Thatcham, Berkshire. Contact venue on telephone number 01635 878222 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Lower Basildon? See our list of attractions in Lower Basildon, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.