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"It's not that I'm a racist or anything" said the taxi driver as I pulled away from the station. "It's just not fair that they come over 'ere and ruin our country". "Pardon, err, what, pardon, who are we talking about now, I'm lost sorry" I stammered back to him, before changing my mind and drifting off eagerly wanting to avoid this monotonous drivel.
MYRA is dying, her husband has buried his emotions, while their two daughters - one scared of hospitals, the other of death - struggle to accept their mother's fate.
WE walked in through the back door of The Three Tuns in Slough and straight into the bar area. There is plenty of room in the car park off the Farnham Road and the building big, but nicely lit, spacious, yet cosy. The wall colours are warm, with very modern, beautiful wooden floors throughout. We sat by a window in one of the alcoved areas, Bath Road side. At least three other tables were occupied by noon and by 1pm another three tables filled with lunchgoers.
PREPARE for glitz and glamour as Some Like It Hotter dazzles audiences at the Theatre Royal Widsor.
As part of their seventy-fifth anniversary The Sainsbury Singers staged the celebrated musical version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classical tale, the whole cast rising superbly to the challenges of Frank Wildhorn's music and Leslie Bricusse's lyrics and book.
A work by popular composer, Karl Jenkins, will be performed as part of a choral concert by Slough Philharmonic Society on Saturday May 18,
I STARE reproachfully at the lime pickle nestling in its gleaming silver bowl, a menacing mix of green and brown. A huge fan of Indian food, lime pickle is the one dish that fills me with dread. A bad mouthful can leave you feeling like you've swallowed a lump of heavily spiced detergent, while a good one leaves your tongue tingling. I needn't have worried - this homemade sauce is delicate and delicious.
TADLEY Youth Drama will perform Jonah at Tadley Common Methodist Church on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, at 7.30pm. The production will be a 'colourful retelling' of the Bible story.
The Guide caught up with Pete Doyle from Reading Rock Academy, based at Bulmershe Court in Woodlands Road, to find out more about the Academy and their Battle Of The Bands competition.
JOIN the tribe and enjoy hits from one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.
"We wandered around in the woods covered in blood, carrying black plastic bags. We saw quite a few people but no one called the police... so that's the 'big society' for you."
The offical remixer for Linkin Park and 50 Cent is offering bands a free, track remix. Reading-based Bobby Bloomfield has toured the world with synth rockers Does It Offend You, Yeah? and put a spin on tunes for The Naked And Famous, P Diddy, Vienna Ditto and more.
An upbeat, friendly six-piece with a 'family-style' dynamic that seems mostly to be predicated on ripping the piss out of each other, punk-tinged country rock'n'roll band Fish Hook are gaining fans in Reading and beyond.
IF YOU write your own plays then a Reading theatre company's competition could be the key to seeing your creation performed onstage.
Suggs - still best known as the legendary frontman of feelgood band Madness - turned 50 last January. He was lying in the bath on his birthday, nursing an epic hangover from the celebrations the night before when there was an almighty crash.
Dry The River are set to play an intimate show at South Street Arts Centre on Saturday, June 15.
CUTTING edge skating action is coming to Slough this month when Professionals On Ice arrives at the Absolutely Ice arena.
Saturday night will see left-wing folk rock legends The Levellers pitch up at Sub89 30 years after the band met in a Brighton pub.
ON Saturday, April 27. I felt a buzz in Reading which I don't feel has been there on that scale for quite some time. Huge numbers turned out for a special new event on the calendar, Are You Listening? Festival, organised by local promoters Monkeysuit Music with Black & White Music.
DANCING Queens and super troupers can celebrate the reincarnation of one of the most famous pop groups to ever grace the planet at a three-day music festival this summer.
I MUST admit, the prospect of sitting through a wartime drama does not fill me with much excitement. I've always had a bit more of a taste for comedies and tragedies - especially in the theatre.
Titan Storage Solutions are launching their Networking Event with special guests including Bracknell Forest Mayor Cllr. Jennie McCracken and MP Phillip Lee.
Are you or your friends taking a production up to Edinburgh Fringe in August? The Guide wants to speak to you! We are looking for Berkshire performers who will be performing at the Fringe to interview - get in touch by commenting here or email lcrosthwaite ( @) berksmedia.co.uk
STANDING somewhat unassumingly at the corner of St Leonard's Road and Grove Road in Windsor is the Elaichi Restaurant, which has been serving up Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine for more than 10 years.
Ed's Easy Diner, the retro 1950s restaurant, is now open at The Oracle Shopping Centre. Whether it's a bite to eat after shopping, a burger before heading to the cinema or just chilling out with friends, the diner offers a true taste of the 1950s.