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  • Free Listening Skills Workshops for volunteer befrienders!

    24 August 2016

    The Ready Friends project at RVA is delighted to be partnering with Samaritans Reading to host free Listening Skills Workshops this September. The workshops are open to all, but may be of particular interest to volunteer befrienders, or people interested in becoming befrienders.

  • Reading and its Rivers – exhibition

    23 August 2016

    As part of Reading’s Year of Culture 2016, and to coincide with national Heritage Open Days, RG Spaces invites you to an exhibition of art and beautiful books at The Turbine House. The exhibition celebrates Reading’s two rivers.

  • Want to hear about your local NHS?

    20 August 2016

    South Reading Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding it’s next Governing Body meeting in public on Wednesday 7 September and North and West Reading Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding their next Governing Body meeting in public on Tuesday 20 September and you are welcome to attend.

  • Big Lunch at Southcote GrowAllot

    18 August 2016

    Southcote GrowAllot’s Florian Gardens Community Allotment participated in this year’s Big Lunch in June where all sort of home-made produces were enjoyed including fresh bread, chutneys, pasta, quiches, fresh salad and cherry wine.

  • Delivering Integrated Health and Social Care in Reading – get involved!

    16 August 2016

    Come and join RVA at Reading’s Wellbeing Forum on Friday 9 September. It’s a great opportunity for Voluntary and Community groups to explore RVA’s involvement in delivering an integrated health and social care service to some of the most vulnerable people in Reading.

  • Reading SOUP: community-focused projects required

    4 August 2016

    Reading SOUP is a community-focused, grassroots crowd-funding project, aiming to bring together like-minded individuals to share ideas aimed at benefiting the local community. The next event is Reading SOUP First Birthday (from 18:30 on 24 August at St Lawrence’s Church).

  • Parks and Open Spaces – Inquiry

    2 August 2016

    Parliamentary public inquiry launched to address the UK’s Greenspace underfunding crisis. The deadline for responses and evidence is 30 September 2016.

  • Reading University 2016 Brand Jam

    27 July 2016

    Reading University will be holding a structured four week ‘design-thinking’ brand ‘jam’ with Part 3 typography & design students in November 2016, working exclusively with not-for-profits. The students take on briefs and develop a visual identity and any other marketing collateral they feel is appropriate over four weeks and it’s completely free.

  • International arts event at Reading Prison this autumn

    23 July 2016

    “Inside – Artists and Writers in Reading Prison” will take place from 4 September to 30 October 2016. Leading artists, performers and writers will respond to the architecture of the prison, themes of imprisonment and separation, and the work of the prison’s most famous inmate, Oscar Wilde.

  • Active Communities fund open for applications

    23 July 2016

    People’s Health Trust Active Communities fund is now open for applications in Wokingham, West Berkshire, Reading, Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough and Bracknell Forest. Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live can apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.