What's on inThatcham

Welcome to Thatcham

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Thatcham - 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 Thatcham to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Thatcham

30
APR
STAGE PREsSENTS: Freemasons // Fierce Angel
STAGE

THE INTERNATIONAL CLUB BRAND BY MARK DOYLE THE CREATOR OF THE WORLD FAMOUS HED KANDI IS COMING TO STAGE FIERCE ANGEL PRESENTSONE NIGHT IN DISCO HEAVENAn Evening Of The Finest Fiercest House Music Classic Anthems Live Performances And A Full Fierce Stage…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01256 781000
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01
MAY
STAGE PRESENTS: The Hoosiers // Toploader
STAGE

The finale of our 3 opening nights features a double A‐List indie‐pop spectacular with live music from The Hoosiers Goodbye Mr A Worried about Ray and Toploader Dancing in the Moonlight Achilles Heel as well as local support.A flood of talent on…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01256 781000
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05
MAY
Untold Stories - Hymn & Cocktail Sticks
The Watermill Theatre

Warm witty and poignant Untold Stories is a double bill of memoirs from one of the nations most successful yet self‐effacing playwrights whose work for the stage includes The History Boys and The Madness of King George.In Hymn a play set to…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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07
MAY
Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair
Didcot Civic Hall

Launched in 2015 the Didcot & Oxfordshire Toy Fair is the UKs newest regular toy train and collectors fair. Organised by the same people that run the highly successful Cirencester Toy & Train Fair the event is staged four times a year…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07708 385061
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08
MAY
Against Breast Cancer Classic Bike Ride
Harwell Campus

Now in its 11th year this is a fabulous cycling event and fantastic opportunity to explore Oxfordshires stunning countryside. The route passes through pretty villages & lush spring countryside alongside the River Thames as it winds from South Oxfordshire up to Abingdon…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01235 534211
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14
MAY
Farleigh Wallop Garden Fair
Farleigh House

Farleigh Wallop Garden Fairin aid of Wellbeing of Women Saturday May 14 2016 10‐4pm Come and browse and buy among the large mix of garden and gift stalls explore the 12 acres of gardens and then relax with tea and a cake…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01256 321026
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14
MAY
Talk, Bunny Guinness 'Transforming your Garden'
Farleigh House

Guest Speaker Bunny Guinness Transforming your GardenTalk starts at midday in the dining room of Farleigh House drinks reception from 11:30am. Tickets £25 per person which include Fair entry. Contact Fiona on fwfarleighwallop.com for tickets.With over 40yrs experience in…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01256 321026
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20
MAY
Sarah Millican
Hexagon Reading

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

21
MAY
Mum2mum Market Nearly New sale - Newbury
St Gabriel's School Newbury

Buy top quality pre‐loved baby childrens and maternity clothes toys books and equipment at a fraction of their high street price ‐ all great brands in top condition. At Mum2mum markets there is huge variety of just about EVERYTHING Come along and…

Location: 2.6 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07824 552322
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22
MAY
Foam Fest Reading
Prospect Park

Naomi House & Jacksplace are bringing the Foam Fest to ReadingFoam Fest is a 2.5k fun run through a hilarious foam filled obstacle course. Get ready to dodge dive climb and laugh your way through the course at Prospect Park. Places are…

Location: 11.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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16
JUN
Watership Down
The Watermill Theatre

It is brought to life in the heart of the countryside that inspired Richard Adams epic book which sold over fifty million copies worldwide.In this gripping adaptation the long and perilous journey of a small band of rabbits in search of a…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 0163 546044
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17
JUN
Basingstoke Festival
Basingstoke

The fun starts with a parade from one park and ends with Basingstoke Live two days of live music in another ‐ showcasing just how green the town is at heart This years much loved carnival parade through the heart of Basingstoke…

Location: 12.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01256 844844
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25
JUN
Saturday Night Comedy - Reading
Just the Tonic Reading - The Comedy Loft

Category: Arts Performing Arts Comedy.Artists Speakers: Eddie Brimson Liz Miele Pete Firman Laura Lexx.URLs:Booking: http:atnd.it53810‐1Twitter: http:atnd.it53810‐2…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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10
JUL
Teddy Bears' Picnic & Family Funday
Didcot Railway Centre

In partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charity.Unlimited train rides on Steam and Diesel TrainsTeddy Bear displaysTeddy Crump will be entertaining in the Picnic AreaChildrens Activities and Crafts in the Picnic AreaStory ReadingRailway themed Teddy TrailCompetitions for Bearsand morePlease note there is…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01235 817200
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16
JUL
Saturday Night Comedy
Just the Tonic Reading - The Comedy Loft

Three top class comedians and a brilliant compere to host.Artists Speakers: Paul McCaffrey Addy Borgh Quincy Pete Otway.URLs:Booking: http:atnd.it53792‐1Twitter: http:atnd.it53792‐2…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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16
JUL
Simply Red
Newbury Racecourse

Simply Red announced their retirement in 2010 after 25 years of musical success. The British soul group fronted by Manchester‐lad Mick Hucknall are thought to have sold over 50 million albums world wide and entertained…

Location: 1.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

24
JUL
Reading Sunday Night Special
Just the Tonic Reading - The Comedy Loft

A SPECIAL NIGHT HEADLINED BY LEE NELSONLEE NELSON ‐ WORK IN PROGRESS FOR 2017 TOURA unique opportunity to come and see me perform some brand new material in an intimate venue for not much money before its any good.There will also be…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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06
AUG
Highclere Castle Battle Proms
Highclere Castle

Pack up the hampers and champers and head to Highclere Castle for the 16th annual Battle Proms Picnic Concert: A summer celebration with sublime classical music carefully choreographed Spitfire and cavalry displays dramatic cannon fire and a stunning firework finale overlooking the…

Location: 6.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01432 355416
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24
AUG
Festival 2016 Extras
Richfield Avenue

Festival 2016 Extras at Richfield Avenue in Reading on Wednesday 24 August 2016. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price comparison…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
AUG
Festival 2016 3 Day
Richfield Avenue

Festival 2016 3 Day at Richfield Avenue in Reading on Friday 26 August 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
SEP
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Basing House

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 new musical score and…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01256 463965
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02
OCT
Basingstoke Half Marathon
War Memorial Park

Rated within the Top 10 Half Marathons in the UK known for the friendly welcome traffic free roads and challenging course this is a must do race with Team Naomi in 2016In its 6th year the race has built a reputation that…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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08
OCT
Professor Brian Cox
Hexagon Reading

Professor Brian Cox at Hexagon Reading in Reading on Saturday 08 October 2016. Whats the best thing about going to watch Professor Brian Cox live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the cheapest online prices with our ticket…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

14
OCT
Elaine Paige
Anvil

Elaine Paige award‐winning musical theatre star multi‐platinum recording artist and popular BBC radio presenter returns to the concert stage in 2011 with a brand new evening of music and song. Elaine will perform some of…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

16
OCT
Romesh Ranganathan
Hexagon Reading

Romesh Ranganathan at Hexagon Reading in Reading on Sunday 16 October 2016. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the best prices…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

25
OCT
Jamie Lawson
Hexagon Reading

Jamie Lawson at Hexagon Reading in Reading on Tuesday 25 October 2016. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the tickets for…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
OCT
Level 42
Hexagon Reading

Level 42 could have called it a day in 2010 following their successful 30th anniversary tour but true to form Mark Kings thumping bass refuses to quit as the legendary British band announce a tour…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
OCT
Reading Wedding Fair
Hilton Reading

This stunning hotel near the Madejski Stadium is hosting a wedding fair in the amazing Windsor Ballroom. There is a large variety of local wedding exhibitors as well as some big High Street names all keen to help you plan your Big…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01276 451498
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08
NOV
The Specials
Rivermead Reading

Coventrys finest THE SPECIALS have announced a European and UK tour for Autumn 2011 tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 3rd December 2010. When The Specials kicked off the first night of their…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

11
NOV
Sean Lock
Hexagon Reading

Sean Lock began his career as a stand‐up comedian and was named Best Live Comic in 2000 at the British Comedy Awards. He has since branched out into TV and acting work along with appearances…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

Tourist Attractions


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. .…

Basildon Park

18th‐century country house set in extensive parklandThis beautiful Palladian mansion was built in 177683 by John Carr for Francis Sykes, who had made his fortune in India. The interior is notable for its original delicate plasterwork and elegant staircase, as well as for the unusual Octagon Room.…

Beale Park

No simulated high‐tech adventures...No gravity‐defying rides, just genuine natural attractions in the glorious setting of the Thames Valley, where people love to visit again and again.That's the successful formula of Beale ParkBeale park is conveniently located at Lower Basildon, 6 miles from Reading on the A329 between Pangbourne…

Bishopswood Golf Course

Bishopswood Golf Course ‐ golf course in Tadley, Hampshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 0118‐981 2200 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Bishopswood Golf Course golf courseclub.…

Calleva Roman Museum

Calleva Roman Museum provides background information for the site visit to the Roman town walls and amphitheatre. In the centre lay the Forum and Basilica. The Forum court was surrounded on the north, east and south sides by a continuous row of shops and offices, flanked…

Deanwood Park Golf Club

Deanwood Park Golf Club ‐ golf course in Newbury, Berkshire. Contact the golf course on telephone number 01635 48772 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at Deanwood Park Golf Club golf courseclub.…

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