• Thu
    13:30 - 14:30Online via Zoom

    This training provides some key demographic information for Reading when planning for needs and services and introduces how we can all all contribute to inclusion personally and in our organisations.

    If you are thinking about inclusion in your organisation, have started the journey or would like to know where to go next, this training can support you.

    There are up to two places per organisation available to allow for further discussion and development in your organisation after this training. lt will be held via Zoom, and will be led by Azra Raja, RVA’s Inclusion and Development Worker. A meeting link will be circulated to registered attendees closer to the time.

    Free registration via this Eventbrite link:

  • Sat
    11:00 - 17:00River Kennet & Reading Abbey

    Water Fest is Reading’s largest free town centre-based community event. It will feature an exciting mix of arts, culture and heritage, through live and digital performances, activities and workshops. The Abbey’s illustrious history will be brought to life with the Forbury Civil War Camp and Medieval Village where people can experience the sounds and smells of the Quarter’s history.

    2021 is an incredibly auspicious year for Reading - marking 900 years since Reading Abbey, originally one of Europe’s largest royal monasteries, was founded by King Henry I of EnglandReading Water Fest will be the focal celebration event for this landmark year.

    This accessible one-day event will take place on Saturday 19 June between 11am and 5pm, within the Forbury Gardens, Abbey Ruins and along the River Kennet, celebrating the Abbey’s rich 900-year history and its environmental and heritage connections with Reading’s waterways.

    Please note that because of the pandemic admission is by ticket only this year. Details on how to book a free ticket at this event are on What’s On Reading. A range of online activities will also be on offer to complement the live event.