26 Oct 2013 09:30
ASCOT has a new treasure. It is the just-launched restaurant FORK, within the Royal Berkshire Hotel, in London Road.
7 Aug 2013 11:30
A TALENTED group of only six actors masterfully brought to life the second longest of Shakespeare's plays, writes Tim Vaughn.
1 Aug 2013 11:30
SET in quiet surroundings near Burnham in Slough, the historical building of The Burnham Beeches Hotel is easy to find and easily accessible from the M4 and the A4.
20 Jul 2013 07:30
IT is 7pm on a beautiful summer evening in Berkshire, the sun is shining and the mood is relaxed as we walk through the streets of Reading and approach Forbury's Restaurant.
15 May 2013 07:30
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.
24 Nov 2012 06:30
The Hinds Head in Bray is a pub which dates back to the 15th century and was converted into a restaurant in the 1920s.
16 Nov 2012 09:30
From the shivers-down-the-spine opener, I Am Disappeared, to a decisive closing double bill of Photosynthesis and Dan's Song, Frank Turner held The Hexagon in the palm of his hand last night.
15 Nov 2012 09:30
Dub, one love, Michael Jackson and massive dreads were the themes for two sunny sets at Reading's Sub89 on Thursday, November 1.
6 Nov 2012 09:20
The current production at The Mill at Sonning is a quartet of four short plays set in a plush suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel during the early 1970s.
6 Nov 2012 09:15
Devised by local musicians/writers Andy Milburn and Nia Williams, this piece provided The Sainsbury Singers the opportunity to be only the second adult society to stage this new original concept.
2 Nov 2012 09:30
A damp, dark and windy All Hallows eve, the night when witches walk and spirits speak to the living... What better night to watch a production of Shakespeare's spookiest (and most blood-soaked) play, Macbeth? By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes...
30 Oct 2012 09:30
On Friday, Britain's most loved red head filled out the Rivermead Leisure Centre in Reading.
23 Oct 2012 09:30
On Monday night I went to see the opening night of Stephen Mallatratt's stage adaptation of The Woman In Black at Theatre Royal Windsor. It was to be the third time I had seen this classic chiller and, knowing how terrifying it is, I was as excited and fearful as the first time round.
19 Oct 2012 12:30
From the expertly crafted set to the actors' near-seamless movement between characters and the pitch-perfect music, Hull Truck's production of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde is a stunning piece of theatre.
19 Oct 2012 08:30
Two men in limbo, surrounding by doors they cannot open. A boyish betting game - tossing a coin - sparks a disjointed musing on the nature of probabilities, chance and life itself. Hamlet strides through, bemasked and head buried in a book of verse, and travelling players bring a dark, disturbing air to the proceedings.
18 Oct 2012 07:30
It's 9.05pm on Thursday, October 11, and we're backstage at Sub89. Exit Ten frontman Ryan is getting changed to go on and chatting about how much cheaper it is to rent a motorhome than a tour bus, as long as you don't mention that you're in a band. He's clearly very excited.
18 Oct 2012 06:30
Believed to be the last play Shakespeare wrote, The Tempest is set on a remote, unidentified island where Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, and his daughter Miranda have been wrongly exiled by the political machinations of his jealous brother Antonio.
17 Oct 2012 08:30
St Mary's Minster in Reading was brought to life in the most extraordinary of ways on Friday, October 12, at the inaugural event of this year's Whitley Arts Festival, one of the town's most unique events.
9 Oct 2012 15:30
Freeze The Atlantic have been knocking around for a good few years, sneaking out a quirkily-packaged EP and taunting new fans with Soundcloud snippets, until their debut record, Speakeasy, finally came out this year.
9 Oct 2012 09:30
I can't think of a better night than a Monday to rock n roll up to Dreamboats And Petticoats.T