Events

  • Wed
    19
    Jun
    2019
    19:30 - 21:00Pakistan Community Centre

    373 London Road, Reading RG1 3PB

    On 19 June, Reading Interfaith Group will meet up again. We’re hoping to share insights around the theme ‘Overcoming hate with love’. We would like to find inspiration in our diverse faith traditions to counter hate in society and in our own hearts. The outline of the evening:

    • Short contributions from different faiths: readings of Scriptures and prayers. Please contact us if you want to represent your faith group.
    • Discussion in small, mixed groups: How can we overcome hate with love in Reading and beyond?
    • Central feedback and suggestions for a future meeting.

    Contact details:
    Email: contact@readinginterfaith.org.uk
    Phone: 07947 259910

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019
    10:00 - 15:00The Weller Centre

    110 Amersham Road, Reading RG4 5NA

    Come to the Weller Centre for a fun day out. We will have lots of activities for you to get involved with.

    Main Hall Program:

    • 11:00-12:00 Disco
    • 12:00-12:30 Board and Presentation of Peppercorn
    • 12:30-13:00 Disco
    • 13:00-14:30 Play list
    • 14:30 Conco Dance demo

    Throughout the event CMA Henna Painting, Craft Club, Face Painting and cooking Demo in the meeting room. Car Boot and Table top sale, Basketball, BBQ,  Bouncy Castle and Bike repairs in the outside areas.

    Tea, Coffee and cakes available in the Cafe.

  • Sat
    22
    Jun
    2019
    19:30 - 23:00The Royal British Legion

    Woodward Close, Winnersh, Wokingham RG41 5LP

    Summerfest is a musical evening of singers and friends from the hospital, singing different types of music and raising funds for League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire hospital. During the evening there will also be a raffle all to raise funds for the charity.

    Tickets cost just £5. For more information please call on 07983 982094.

  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019
    12:00 - 18:00Palmer Park

    Reading RG1 3PA

    East Reading Festival is a local community festival that runs in June every year in Palmer Park. The festival aims to strengthen the connections between the people and organisations of East Reading.

    The event culminates in a fun day at Palmer Park with a wide range of attractions, music and performance marquees.

    For more information see the East Reading Festival Website.

  • Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019
    11:00 - 15:00Whitley Wood Fire Station

    270 Whitley Wood Road, Reading RG2 8FS

    Berkshire Fire and Rescue are having an open day at the Whitley Wood Fire Station. During the day there will be exciting demonstrations and a chance to see the appliances and equipment the crew uses.

    It's a family friendly free event so don't miss out.

  • Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019
    12:00 - 17:00Baker Street

    Reading RG1 7JS

    This is the big one. We close off Baker Street, from Carey Street/Zinzan Street along to Howard Street/Body Road and have a party. Please bring along some food for us all to share. We will provide (soft) drinks, cutlery, crockery, chairs and tables so you can eat your food, chat to your neighbours and enjoy the sunshine.

    There will also be activities such as live music, Zumba, martial arts, bouncy castles, swingball, the regular BSANA quiz and a crazy golf course! Opens at Noon, but you are welcome to come any time from 10:00 and help us set everything up.

  • Wed
    10
    Jul
    2019
    10:00 - 12:00Reading Voluntary Action

    Third Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ

    Are you on the committee of a small community group in Reading and looking for support? Being on a committee or managing a charity is extremely rewarding but it can also sometimes be challenging or isolating and there’s a lot to learn in running a group! So why not come along to our Social Action Leaders Network.

    The network will help to:

    • Increase your confidence in your role in managing or leading a small group;
    • Increase your skills in leading others in your community, planning activities, managing finance, communications and all the practicalities of running a small community group;
    • Help you to build a network of peer support with those in similar roles around the town.

    This first network will explore:
    Your group’s vision: Creatively imagining what success looks like for your group and top tips on leading others with inspiration.

    As well as a short talk, the session will also include break out discussions, having a go at revisiting your vision, and a chance to network with others who who are running community groups in Reading over tea, coffee and biscuits.

    For further information and to book your free place, please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk.

    If you have any questions about the network, please contact Herjeet Randhawa, RVA Advice Worker on 01189 372273 or by email at herjeet.randhawa@rva.org.uk.

  • Wed
    10
    Jul
    2019
    18:30 - 20:30St Laurence's Church

    Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DA

    Reading Soup returns for a summer edition on Wednesday 10 July.

    Join us in the stunning venue of St Laurence for an evening of Community Projects, live music, art from local artists and delicious, home-made vegan soup!

    How Reading Soup works:

    • £5 gets you a warm bowl of delicious Soup
    • Local Groups and Projects pitch about their work to the crowd
    • The crowd vote for their favourite Project
    • The Project with the most votes WINS all of the door money
    • Plus there's live music and art on display to enjoy

    Children are welcome and the venue is fully accessible. Find out more on the website at https://readingsoup.com.

  • Sat
    28
    Sep
    2019
    12:00 - 16:00Forbury Gardens

    Reading RG1 3BB

    Reading Town Meal is a truly community-powered event. First held in 2011, so far there have been five fantastic ‘picnics in the park’ celebrating the delicious fruit and veg that is grown in Reading. All the food is donated by the wonderful growers and allotment holders around Reading, cooked by Reading College students, and served free in Forbury Gardens.

    The meal is accompanied by music from local bands, family fun activities, plus the chance to learn more about growing your own food, shop with local producers and find out what local community and sustainability groups are doing in Reading.

    Find out more at www.readingtownmeal.org.uk.