Thu13Dec201811:00 - 13:00Reading Central Library
Third Floor, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
Reading, Place of Culture invite interested groups to attend to attend a Commissioning Ready workshop.
This is in preparation for the second cycle of funding, which will be launched in January 2019, with the release of three specifications which outline the areas of need that will be addressed through commissioned projects.
This workshop will go over the commissioning process, the types of specification questions asked last year, examples of best practice from Year 1, a breakdown of definitions, practical skills for the Intend System and the specification headlines for the upcoming cycle.
Please book your workshop place at www.eventbrite.co.uk.
Sun16Dec201809:30 - 10:30St Michael’s Church
Routh Lane, Tilehurst, Reading RG30 4JX
St Michael's Church annual Christingle service takes place on Sunday 16 December, the service is for all ages and the uniformed organisations take a special part. The proceeds for this service go to the Children’s Society.
Sun16Dec201817:30 - 19:15The Reading Irish Centre
96-104 Chatham Street, Reading, RG1 7HT
December is a massive singalong and games fest for Sunday Assembly Reading EARLY EVENING party. Doors open at 17:00 and Assembly kicks into festive life at 17:30. Free.
Over an hour of secular Christmas songs and other favourites, games and other funfulness, and as a special treat the Irish Centre will be opening its upstairs bar, plus our cakes and drinks as normal.
We'll be dressing up in our party gear and we hope you do too.
Sunday Assembly Reading is free to attend and runs entirely on donations and welcomes all - of all ages and of all backgrounds.
Mon17Dec201818:15 - 20:30Caversham Court Gardens
Church Road, Caversham, Reading RG4 7AD
The Friends of Caversham Court Gardens invite you to their annual Carol Evening. The Salvation Army band and St Peter's Church choir will lead the singing of traditional Christmas carols in Caversham Court.
The floodlit gardens will be open from 18:15 for mulled wine and mince pies from the Tea Kiosk. Singing of carols is to start at 19:30. Wrap up warm, bring a torch to read the words and come along to sing in the festive season.
All are welcome for this community event. Free entry but there will be a collection.
Tue18Dec201810:30 - 12:30RISC Global Café
35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS
A public event where you can find out more about the consultation on public health services in Reading, which is open until 6 January 2019.
For more information or to take part in the consultation go to: www.reading.gov.uk/publichealthgrantconsultation
To receive a hard copy of the questionnaire or for additional support to understand or complete the questionnaire, write to: Wellbeing Team, Level 2, Civic Centre, Reading RG1 2LU, call 01189 372383 or email: email@example.com
Sat22Dec201817:00 - 19:00Reading Minster
Chain Street, Reading RG1 2HX
Reading Male Voice Choir, Reading A440 Choir and Occasions Choir in a joint Christmas Concert raising funds for the homeless.
A beautiful concert with many carols and songs and a chance for the audience to sing. Tickets on sale from Cards for Good Causes in the Reading Minster.
Wed09Jan201913:00 - 15:00Elevate Hub
Third Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
Join us for our regular Volunteer Coordinators’ Network meeting facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action.
You will have a chance to contribute to the agenda ahead of time so that we can make sure your issue or concern can be given some attention, as well as having the opportunity to seek peer support in a confidential space from others in a similar role.
The format is pretty informal - RVA provides the tea and coffee, and feel free to bring your sandwich and eat with us if it helps your day along. You don’t need to stay for the whole event – we know everyone’s busy.
Please register online at rvaforms.wufoo.eu/forms to confirm your place.
Fri11Jan201913:00 - 15:30RISC
35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS
Brighter Futures For Children is improving support and accommodation for young people leaving care. Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) is a new independent organisation that is providing children’s services on behalf of Reading Borough Council.
The main aim of BFfC is to protect and enhance the lives of Reading’s children. We help families find long term solutions to ensure children lead happy, healthy and successful lives.
We are now looking for partners who will collaborate with us as we seek to improve the accommodation and support that we offer young people leaving care. As part of this we intend to commission a new framework that will include supported group living, supported tenancies and supported lodgings. We will also be interested in organisations who can provide support and accommodation for young parents.
Consequently, we will be hosting a market engagement event on 11 January 2019 and would encourage all organisations interested in this opportunity to attend. At the event we will share our plans, explain how the tender process will work and invite potential providers to inform how we approach this activity.
Refreshments will be provided. There is disabled parking available on site along with a small number of additional spaces that can be paid for by phone. If the RISC car park is full then there are other nearby options in the Oracle or Saxon Court public car parks.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
Thu14Feb201908:45 - 12:00The Green Park Conference Centre
100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading RG2 6GP
Please join us at our 2019 Employment Law Seminar to keep-up-to date with recent and emerging changes in Employment Law, to minimise risks to your business, and to network with fellow professionals.
Sun17Feb201912:30 - 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:
- Mechanical items
- Computers (hardware/software)
- Tool sharpening
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.