Events

  • Wed
    29
    May
    2019
    10:00 - 15:30Caversham Heights Methodist Church

    74 Highmoor Road, Reading RG4 7BG

    Caversham Heights Methodist Church is hosting a day on holiday for older people in Caversham and North Reading who are not able to get out and about as much as they would like.

    You are invited to meet with friends, relax and share in the fun and laughter. There will be something for everyone from crafts, talks, games and puzzles, or simply take the opportunity to chat and relax. This year there is no need to book, just come along.

    Morning coffee, afternoon tea and a midday meal will be provided. Please let us know of any dietary needs.

    There will be lots of friendly helpers to give a hand where possible. Unfortunately we are unable to provide adequate cover for people with dementia or those needing assistance with personal care. We will do our best to help with any problems with transport.

    Entry is £6.00, including food and activities. Please contact Janet on 01189 470903 for more information.

  • Wed
    29
    May
    2019
    19:30 - 22:30Crowne Plaza Hotel

    Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8BD

    You are cordially invited to our special Iftar Dinner on 29 of May 2019 at Crowne Plaza Reading to promote fellowship, peace and solidarity.

    As you may know, the holy month of Ramadan commenced on 5 May this year. Ramadan is a month when the relationships within and outside the community are strengthened by fasting and breaking the fast together. To reinforce the friendship and dialogue between diverse communities, we gather in intercultural dinners during Ramadan with people from all walks of life – of varied communities, faith groups and non-faith groups – to emphasise values such as mutual understanding, deep respect, love and peace.

    The dinner’s theme this year will be unity, and it will be a great honour to see you at the dinner. Please register here, by 22:00 on 24 May.

    Co-organisers: Fellowship Educational Society, Reading Borough Council and the Dialogue Society. The event is free, but donations are welcome.

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019
    11:00 - 16:00Victoria Recreation Ground

    Kentwood Hill, Tilehurst, Reading RG13 6HT

    Annual League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital Summer Fete – fun for all the family.

    Stalls including charities, craft, food and drink, tombola and games, inflatables, ice cream and much more…

    Stalls are available to book up until the middle of May. Get in touch at the first opportunity for pricing and further information and to book a stall.

    Entry for public on the day: £1 for adults and 50p for children.

    See the website at www.lof-royalberks.org.uk for more information. If you have any queries please phone 01183 228592 or email lof@royalberkshire.nhs.uk.

  • Sat
    08
    Jun
    2019
    12:00 - 15:00The Carey Centre

    Anstey Road, Reading RG1 7JR

    Community Fun Day at the Carey Centre on Saturday 8 June from 12:00. Free event with fun and games for all ages, a bouncy castle, BBQ, and more.

  • Tue
    11
    Jun
    2019
    17:30 - 20:30Reading 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 outcomes of the training are to:

    • Better understand your role and legal responsibilities as a trustee
    • Understand how this role fits with other roles in the charity
    • Understand your reporting responsibilities
    • Know where to go for help and support
    • Feel confident in being an active member of your Board/Committee and helping to achieve your charities purposes!

    The training is suitable for new and existing trustees and will also give a valuable introduction to anyone thinking of taking on the role.

    Register at www.eventbrite.co.uk to book your place.

  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2019
    10:00 - 17:00Reading Town Centre

    Broad Street - Market Place

    Back after a year, all things spicy from chilli eating competitions to the latest spice products. Part of the month long celebration of food 'Eat Reading' this festival will provide another fantastic day out for chilli lovers everywhere.

    There will be stalls and entertainment stretching from Broad Street to Market Place and the now famous chilli cook-off will now take over Town Hall Square.

    The cream of the UK chilli industry as well as local artisan companies will be offering a glorious array of products from around the world, from chilli sauces to chutneys, seeds and plants, spices and even chilli beer and cider! With over 40 chilli and non chilli stalls there is sure to be something for everyone.

    Free entry event. For more information see the website at www.readingchillifest.co.uk.

  • Sat
    15
    Jun
    2019
    11:00 - 17:00Forbury Gardens, Abbey Ruins and along the Kennet

    This year's Reading Water Fest will take place on Saturday 15 June and celebrates the 30th anniversary of the event. Water Fest takes place in Forbury Gardens, the Abbey Ruins and along The Kennet between Chestnut Walk and the Riverside Museum.

    Reading Borough Council and The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust are working together once again and hope you can join them for a very enjoyable day! The event will consist of live entertainment, children’s activities and refreshments, water activities, narrowboats, craft and charity stalls.

    For more information on the event please contact the Events and Festivals Department by phone on 01189 372771.

  • 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.

  • 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
    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.