Events

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017
    11:00 - 16:30Forbury Gardens and Broad Street

    Reading Town Centre

    Enjoy an afternoon of live music from the bandstand in Forbury Gardens, culminating in an Armed Forces Veterans Badge presentation ceremony.

    Other attractions on the day will include information and fundraising stands, displays and demonstrations hosted by representatives of the Armed Forces veterans' association and related charities.

    Free face painting, balloon modelling, remote controlled tanks, refreshments and lots more. Free entry.

    For all enquires contact Lucy Daniels by phone on 0118 937 2771 or by email at lucy.daniels@reading.gov.uk.

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017
    15:00 - 23:30University of Reading

    Whiteknights Campus, Reading RG6 6UR

    Chand Raat means ‘night of the moon’; that makes it a unique evening event of its kind. The Chand Raat Eid Festival is a traditional festivity marking the end of the fasting month of the Islamic Calendar (Ramadan) and the Islamic annual festivity (Eid ul Fitr).

    The Sath Sath community group aims to celebrate the Eid festivity by promoting culture, friendship and harmony. The event engages multicultural communities across the UK. The festival presents an exuberant cultural display of multicultural British diverse communities working together.

    The festival is an opportunity for families to get together, do Eid shopping and eat delicious foods from a variety of stalls. Community groups, individuals, and businesses will have a variety of stalls to promote businesses, services, handicrafts, art, painting, clothes, jewellery, henna, bangles, shoes and toys and offer a large variety of ethnic food.

    The Chand Raat Eid Festival is a non-alcoholic family event that provides a fantastic opportunity for families and young people to enjoy wonderful amusements, rides, entertainment activities and a delicious variety of foods. This year’s Chand Raat is mainly indoors, with funfair rides and other activities outside.

    For stall bookings please contact 07572 344278 or email coordinatorcrefuk@hotmail.com.

  • Sun
    25
    Jun
    2017
    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
    01
    Jul
    2017
    12:00 - 16:00Kensington Park Recreation Ground

    Kensington Road, Reading RG30 2TG

    Oxford Road Fun Day is a family day for the local Community set up by volunteers and organisations working together. Fun and games for all ages with stalls, crafts and refreshments. There's also going to be a dog show run by the Deaf Dog Network.

    Come and meet new people within your community and discover just what is available for you, your children and family in the way of support, help, activities, schemes etc.

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017
    12:00 - 15:00Rabson's Recreation Ground

    Northumberland Avenue, Reading RG2 8DF.

    Face painting, talent contests, live music, bouncy castles, free BBQ, tug of war, Battlezone, and a giant slide and assault course: these are just some of the activities and events you will find at the South Reading Churches Fun Day.

    Join us for a great afternoon for all the family at Rabson's Rec!  Details at https://www.facebook.com/SouthReadingChurches

  • Thu
    13
    Jul
    2017
    17:30 - 19:00Reading Voluntary Action

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

    Loneliness is a national problem, considered to be at epidemic levels. Reading is no exception, but it needn’t be that way. Join us for an introductory workshop to find out more about how you can become a Champion to End Loneliness for Reading.

    Anyone can be a champion, supporting the cause of ending loneliness through a wide range of ways. As a champion, you will have the opportunity to:
    -Learn: from the very latest research and examples of good practice
    -Campaign: for change and encourage more people to take a role in ending loneliness in Reading
    -Connect: with like-minded people to share ideas and identify ways to work through challenges
    -Act: Become a befriender or get support to set up an initiative in your community

    The workshop is about enabling and informing you to be able to take action to tackle loneliness in a way that suits you. The workshop will cover:
    -A presentation on what we know about loneliness from recent national and Reading-specific research
    -Introduction to what some local charities are doing to reduce loneliness
    -Discussions: what are you doing/what can you do to help?
    -Opportunity to sign up to our pledges

    The workshop is free, but please register at www.eventbrite.co.uk so we know how many people to expect.

  • Fri
    14
    Jul
    2017
    12:00 onwardsChristchurch Meadows

    George Street, Caversham, Reading RG4 8BY

    The Readipop Festival returns to Christchurch Meadows this year from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 July 2017.

    The festival includes live music over three stage, theate, arts, comedy and cabaret, world music, bar and festival food and a children's area. This annual event celebrates home-grown music and performing arts.

    For more information see the Readipop website at www.readipop.co.uk.

  • Sat
    15
    Jul
    2017
    12:00 - 15:00Museum of English Rural Life

    6 Redlands Road, Reading RG1 5EX

    The Befrienders’ and Carers’ Summer picnic is a thank you event and celebration for individuals who support others in their homes and to get out and about, either as a volunteer befriender or as a carer.

    If you know/are a volunteer befriender or a carer you are invited to come along, enjoy a spot of lunch, meet others doing something similar to you and enjoy the beautiful MERL gardens and museum.

    Lunch will be available from 12:30 – 13:30 and from 13:30 – 15:00 cold drinks, cakes, tea and coffee will be available.

    The event is also an opportunity for members of the public to stop by and find out about what local befriending organisations do and how they can get involved with befriending too.

    The event is free, but please register your attendance for catering purposes on Eventbrite at befrienderspicnic.eventbrite.co.uk

  • Sun
    27
    Aug
    2017
    12:00 - 19:00Prospect Park

    Reading RG30 2ND

    The 2017 Tilehurst Festival will be at Prospect Park on Sunday 27 August. Once again it's free to enter. The whole family will be able to enjoy a spectacular mix of fun entertainment including a fairground, a bigger stage, showcasing a cracking range of top live local bands and the return of some of your favourites.

    There will be a huge range of multi-ethnic food stalls with multiple Real Ales, plus wine and spirits in the beer pavilion and with the old faithful's, arts and crafts, bigger games, sideshows, a family picnic area, kids entertainers, bigger face painting for people with really big faces.

    Contact details:
    Phone: 07525 810751
    Email: info@tilehurstfest.co.uk
    Website: www.tilehurstfest.co.uk

  • Sun
    17
    Sep
    2017
    12:00 - 16:30Chalkboard Cafe

    Palmer Park, Wokingham Road, RG6 1LF

    Bring along your broken items and get help to repair them. The team of volunteers will be able to help repair a wide range of items including:
    -Computers (software and hardware problems)
    -Electronics and electrical items
    -Mechanical goods
    -Toys, furniture and other objects
    -Blunt and broken tools
    -Textiles and clothing

    Additionally, if you have something you are making or a craft project you are stuck with, why not bring it along and one of the repairers can give you a hand to get on the right track!

    Repair Cafe is a free event but donations are welcome to help keep it going. There’s also tea, coffee and cake!

  • Tue
    19
    Sep
    2017
    18:00 - 21:00Reading Voluntary Action

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

    Trustees play an essential role in our society, making our charity sector work. It’s a hugely rewarding role but it’s not always easy to get all the information you require to be sure you are carrying out your role as effectively as possible. This training will help give you an overview of what’s expected of trustees as well as providing a networking opportunity with your fellow trustees from the area.

    The areas covered will include:
    -Basic structure of a voluntary organisation
    -Trustee duties and liability
    -Trustee Roles
    -Choosing/understanding your organisation’s structure
    -Your constitution
    -Reporting
    -Organisational policies

    The training is suitable for new and existing trustees and will also give a valuable introduction to anyone thinking of taking on the role. You will leave with an improved knowledge of what the position entails along with how to limit any liability you might face.

    The session is free but please register at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trustee-training-tickets to confirm your place.

    Please note that this training is very popular and we would therefore encourage you to reserve your place early. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your place as soon as possible so that others may attend.

  • Sat
    30
    Sep
    2017
    12:00 - 16:00Forbury Gardens

    Abbots Walk, Reading RG1 3EJ

    Hundreds of alloment holders and home-growers, along with voluntary groups and local producers will contribute to the meal which will be cooked by Reading College Hospitality and Catering students and served free to over 1,000 local people. The aim is to promote sustainable food production, educating people about the provenance and environmental impacts of food production.

    Forbury Gardens will be filled with fun activities, workshops and local food producers. Community groups will set out their stalls and music from local bands will keep the tempo going all afternoon.

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