Wed23May201819:00 – 20:30Battle Library
420 Oxford Road, Reading RG30 1EE
A talk by Mike Cooper (author of We Cannot Park on Both Sides) and Ray Parkes about the remarkable men and women from Reading who volunteered to serve and fight for the Republican government in Spain during the Spanish Civil War. Mike and Ray will also discuss some of the striking poster art from this time.
Cityread London is an annual celebration of literature that brings reading to life for the whole capital in a massive book group. This year, Reading is also taking part, with themed events taking place across Reading Libraries.
Entry is £4 Library members/£5 non-members.
Mon28May201812:00 - 19:00Prospect Park
Liebenrood Road, Reading RG30 2ND
Reading Carnival returns to mark its 41st Anniversary on 28 May 2018.
We had an amazing year last year and this year we want to make the Carnival even better by aiming to getting EVERYONE in the community involved!
Come and join the festivities by lining the streets for the parade and enjoy some delicious cuisine, drinks and entertainment from the Caribbean and around the world at Prospect Park until 19:00. Carnival is a truly inclusive and family-friendly event, so everyone is welcome!
Wed06Jun201818:00 - 23:00Shehnai Olympia Ballroom
75-77 London Street, Reading RG1 4QA
The Reading Volunteer Awards are returning once again. The awards acknowledge and highlight the extraordinary contribution that volunteers and volunteering make to life in our town. After the success of last year’s awards, we are delighted to be holding the event again in 2018, celebrating those in our community who volunteer their time, talents and skills.
Sat09Jun201811:00 - 16:00Victoria Recreation Ground
Kentwood Hill, Tilehurst, Reading RG13 6HT
Annual Summer Fete by League of Friends Royal Berkshire Hospital.
There will be stalls, refreshments and entertainment:
-Arena events including dog shows throughout the day
-Singers and dancers will also be performing
-Plenty of charity and business stalls
-Games and inflatables
Sat16Jun201811:00 - 17:00Forbury Gardens, Riverside and Chestnut Walk - Reading
Reading Borough Council and the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust come together to bring you Reading Water Fest.
Family event that takes place in the Forbury Gardens, Abbey Ruins and along the Kennet, between Chestnut Walk and the Riverside Museum. The event includes live entertainment, children's activities and refreshments, water activities, narrow boats, craft and charity stalls.
This year's Reading Water Fest will coincide with the official reopening of Reading Abbey and the start of the Reading Abbey Revealed Festival.
If you are a stallholder and would like to join us, please complete the online application form. There will be a fee of £50 for all commercial stalls and community/charity stalls are able to apply for a stall for free. The deadline for all applications is Friday 11 May 2018.
Sun17Jun201812:00 - 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.
Sat30Jun201811:00 - 16:30Forbury Gardens and Broad Street
Reading Town Centre
Reading pays tribute to the Armed Forces and its veterans with a host of family-friendly music and activities in the beautiful surroundings of Forbury Gardens, as well as Broad Street in the town centre.
Enjoy an afternoon of live music from the bandstand in Forbury Gardens, culminating in an Armed Forces Veterans Badge presentation ceremony.
Highlights will be performances from Diane James as Dame Vera Lynn and a military band who will be performing at both Broad Street and the bandstand at Forbury Gardens. There will also be activity stands in Broad Street where the Salvation Army will be performing.
Entry to the gardens is free so bring a picnic - refreshments will also be available. For more information contact 0118 937 2771.
Sun01Jul201810:00 StartProspect Park
Liebenrood Road, Reading, Berkshire RG30 2ND
The Berkshire Motor Show this year will be held at Prospect Park in Reading raising funds for the fire fighters charity. All the usual attraction will be there including the Fun Fair, vehicle display, crafts, food and stalls. The show is now open to classic cars, custom, rod, Bikes, tractors and even steam.
The event is for the whole family and disabled people to enjoy. There will be trophies for Best 4x4, Best Classic, Best Customised, Best Club Stand, Best Motor Bike, Best in show and Best HGV.
Public Car parking is a donation of £2. Entrance to the event by walkers is a donation to the charity, Marshall's shall be holding buckets. For disabled parking, please ask a member of staff.
Mobile: 07990 667503
Fri06Jul201809:00 - 18:00Hennerton Golf Club
Crazies Hill Road, Wargrave RG10 8LT
The Lions Club of Reading organises a Prostate Cancer Awareness Event each year at The Circle Hospital, Reading. On that day, men are tested free of charge for early signs of prostate cancer.
Last year, 1500 men attended, 37 of whom underwent subsequent treatment. While the test is free, Reading Lions have to pay the NHS £20 for each blood sample to be tested.
To help cover these significant costs, Reading Lions are organising their 4th charity golf day on 6 July at Hennerton Golf Club. A team entry is £220 and individuals can enter for £55. Full details and entry forms are available at www.readinglions.org.uk/index/golfday.
Sun15Jul201812:30 - 16:30rLab
Unit C1, Weldale Street, Reading RG1 7BX
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:
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. As well as repairs, you can pop in for a cuppa and homemade cake.
Email email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to get involved.
Sat04Aug201811:00 - 21:30Abbey Rugby Football Club
Peppard Road, Emmer Green, Reading RG4 8XA
A music festival for adults and young people with additional needs. Our site is completely flat and wheelchair friendly. The music is not too loud with no flashing lights. We have a sensory area and chill out tent.
The site is large, with plenty of room to move about and adjacent parking. We have all the usual festival things – food, drink, stalls, workshops and of course fantastic music and a DJ festival set to close.
Bring a chair, tent, gazebo and settle down for a fantastic day!