Thu01Aug201914:00 - 16:00Rivermead Leisure Complex
Richfield Avenue, Reading RG1 8EQ
The Maples Centre are holding a summer tea dance on Thursday 1 August, in the Thames Suite at the Rivermead Leisure Complex. We will be holding a raffle and there will also be entertainment by singer Harry Goff.
To book your place please call Ellie Shaw on 01189 374525.
Thu15Aug201911:00 - 15:00The Oracle Shopping Centre
Reading RG1 2AG
Featuring local organisations supporting people with a long-term health condition and their carers, and showcasing activities including basic sign language training, hearing test, hand massage and nail painting. The event will also showcase organisations and community groups that promote health and wellbeing to help people stay health in mind and body.
If you need any additional support to attend the events, please contact the team as soon as possible by email on Wellbeing.Service@reading.gov.uk.
Sat17Aug201912:00 - 18:00Broad Street, Reading
Culture Mix presents Carnival of the World 2019, a colourful celebration of music, art, dance and diversity.
Featuring a live music stage and the spectacular Broad Street walking parade with percussionists, dancers and Carnival costume the event showcases local and international cultural talent.
Join Culture Mix in the heart of Reading town centre as we celebrate and showcase great music and art for all.
Free event. For more information see the Culture Mix website at https://culturemixarts.co.uk.
Sat31Aug201912:00 onwardsKing's Meadow Park
Napier Road, Reading RG1 8BN
Reading Pride's annual Parade & Festival returns for its sixteenth year on Saturday 31 August at Kings Meadow. The Festival kicks off when the Parade arrives at 12:00 with a full line-up of entertainment throughout the day along with a funfair, youth area, a wide range of food, drink and market stalls.
Pride is organised by the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and provides free fun for all the family. For more information see the website at https://readingpride.co.uk.
Sun08Sep201914:00 - 17:00Harris Garden
216 Pepper Lane, Reading University grounds, Reading RG6 5SH
A day of fun to raise money for Reading Mencap. We have around 15 to 20 local businesses holding stalls there along with 5 of our own, including Tombola, raffle, plants and refreshments.
It will be opened by our Patron Sir John Madjeski. All to raise much needed funds.
Entry: Adults £3, kids go free, no Dogs allowed.
Tue10Sep201911:00 - 13:00Community Place
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. 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.
Tue17Sep201910:00 - 17:00Holy Brook Gallery
Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ
This is an exhibition of artwork created by clients attending Churches in Reading Drop in Centre. Its purpose is to display to the general public the variety of drawings, paintings, sculpture and poetry that has been produced over a period of time by people experiencing hardship in the form of homelessness, unemployment, mental illness, addiction etc. It is a tribute to the talent and artistic abilities of those who may feel on the margins of society.
The exhibition will run from 17 September to 28 September 2019, in Central Library’s Holy Brook Gallery, during the library’s normal opening hours.
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.
Mon14Oct201909:30 - 15:15Conference Centre
100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading RG2 6GP
You are invited to attend Berkshire Community Foundation's Symposium to be held on Monday 14 October 2019 at Green Park in Reading.
A full programme will be offered on the day, with speakers covering topics such as:
- Staying positive in the face of big challenges
- Public Speaking
- A finance update
- A legal update from Blandy and Blandy
There will be some networking opportunities where you will have the chance to talk to other voluntary organisations and discuss issues impacting on your work.
In order to book a place for your organisation, please register via www.eventbrite.co.uk by Monday 30 September 2019.