Thu23May201910:00 - 14:00RISC
35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS
Autism Berkshire is pleased to host a free Accessing Public Services Toolkit Workshop for parents and carers, from Cerebra, the charity for children with brain conditions, including autism.
The workshop aims to support parents and carers of disabled people, as well as professionals who advise them, who are encountering difficulties with the statutory agencies in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services.
By the end of this workshop you should be able to
- Consider commonly-occurring problems that parents face accessing services;
- Recognise different types of dispute;
- Identify and use the problem-solving approaches within the Toolkit.
Target audience: Parents and carers of disabled children, young people or adults resident in Berkshire and front line professionals who support parents and carers.
For further information and to book your free place, please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk.
Wed29May201910:00 - 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.
Wed29May201919:30 - 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.
Sat08Jun201911:00 - 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.
Sat08Jun201912:00 - 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.
Tue11Jun201917:30 - 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.
Sat15Jun201910:00 - 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.
Sat15Jun201911:00 - 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.
Wed19Jun201919:30 - 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.
Phone: 07947 259910
Sat22Jun201910:00 - 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.
Sat22Jun201919:30 - 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.
Sun23Jun201912:00 - 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.
Sun07Jul201912:00 - 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.
Wed10Jul201918:30 - 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.
Sat28Sep201912:00 - 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.