Join us for an evening of reflection to remember victims of the Holocaust with a special memorial event.
This exhibition showcases 12 of the great Reading paintings Ray Atkins produced during the six years he lived in Reading and taught at the University.
Reading’s Chinese community will put on a dazzling event including a magical lion dance and cultural performances. Free workshops.
Reading’s annual pancake race takes place every Shrove Tuesday. Over 30 teams from local businesses egged on by cheering crowds of hundreds of spectators.
'On a Spectrum- an exploration of Asperger's Syndrome' exhibition coming to the Peacock Gallery in Reading.
Local choirs and singing groups take part in the grand final of the Mayor of Reading’s Choir Competition.
Join the fight against heart disease with the British Heart Foundation by cycling 40 miles from London to Reading! The event is open to anyone over 14 that is accompanied by an adult.
This ever popular race kicks off around the parkland of Green Park and takes in the town centre where crowds line the streets. It’s a race for the experienced athletes through to complete beginners.
An eclectic mix of more than 130 artists, print makers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and galleries offering contemporary art with prices from £40 to £4,000.
The line up for this year's festival is already announced. Now, in its fifth year, the festival supports local bands and raises money for Reading Mencap.
See the 2016 Highlights Here
More than 500 real ales, 150 ciders and perries, food, live music and pub games.
Exhibition of work by ten artists from the Reading area, exploring themes of the here and now in the context of Reading’s industrial history.
An exhibition of new work by the studio artists and associates alongside items from the Keep archives which reflect its unique cultural heritage.
This year’s festival celebrates with three weeks of events and activities for young people all over the Borough. A full diary of events for the Reading Children’s Festival will be available in April.
As work gets underway to reopen the Reading Abbey site next year, this exhibition looks at how the Abbey Quarter has changed over the centuries.
There are three races on offer, the family mini mile, the 3k mini marathon or the 10k itself for those of you who wish to chase that coveted PB on a proven flat and fast course, coupled with being scenic and inspiring for those of you who simply want to soak up the atmosphere of a larger scale event.
Launching with a high profile town centre event, this celebration of food in Reading will feature food stalls promoting some of our best local restaurants and food producers.
Enjoy music from the bandstand every Sunday from June through to September.
Visitors to this year’s celebration of canal life will be treated to children’s activities, craft and charity stalls as well as boat parades and a boat tug of war.
Artists and craftspeople will open their studios and show the public what they do and how they do it. Work on view will be on sale.
The regatta is a great weekend out for rowers, family, friends and the general public who can come along and watch the racing for free.
Join us in Forbury Gardens as Reading marks Armed Forces Day with performances and activities taking place as well as being joined by representatives from associations and charities who will host information and fundraising stands.
Popular community festival including performances from local groups and bands. Wide range of food available and stalls featuring work of local artists, charities and businesses.
A weekend festival of art, dance, painting, photography, drawing, trails, drama, illustration, music, fashion, animation, walks and talks.
Over the long weekend, you can find a German Village selling everything from Bratwurst over authentic German products and of course plenty of beer!
The annual music festival in Christchurch Meadows, organised by Reading music charity, Readipop. Headlined by The Blockheads in 2016. 2017 line up to be announced.
Free family event with activities, decathlon, arts and crafts along with delicious food from France and around the world. Live bands along with French and local artists.
5k obstacle course raising funds for Cancer Research UK.
Celebrating its 5th year, Reading Fringe Festival will be working with Düsseldorf, Reading’s twin town in Germany. There will be dance, music, opera and photography from across the continent mixed with fantastic acts from Reading.
Throughout 2017 look out for a whole host of events, activities, exchanges and workshops taking place to celebrate 70 years of the link between Reading and Dusseldorf. During this weekend we will reaffirm our relationship with Dusseldorf and will welcome their Lord Mayor, Thomas Geisel to Reading for a weekend of activities to mark the diamond anniversary.
Now in its 14th year, Pride will once again promote equality and diversity in a fun and friendly environment. The day features a full line up of entertainment, a colourful parade through central Reading and live performances.
Special events, openings and behind the scenes tours at some of Reading’s most intriguing and historic venues. A four day celebration of Reading’s heritage and culture as venues across the town open their doors!
Free theatre, music and art will all be part of a new festival launching in Reading this year to celebrate the town's waterways, including interactive art work, history walks and digital creations.
Reading Town Meal is a vibrant, community driven event which is unique to Reading, celebrating and promoting growing-your-own and healthy, sustainable local food.
Over one long weekend you can experience everything that makes a real Oktoberfest, with live music, full Oktoberfest decoration and of course plenty of German beer and food!
A month-long celebration of black heritage and culture.
An exhibition of new work by Peter Driver.
A one day music festival in aid of Oxfam across Reading. Over 70 bands playing 8 venues with single wrist band entry to all venues.
The annual Remembrance Sunday service, parade and commemoration will return to Reading Town Centre. A Remembrance service will be held at Reading Minster from 9.30am followed by a parade through the town centre ending at the Forbury War Memorial.
Christmas lights switch on and events.
RCC's second event, where Cosplayers and Comic lovers can expect plenty of new attractions in 2017! Visitors can expect some fresh new faces on the guest line up and the possible return of a couple of favourites!
A special festive shopping experience for the elderly and those with disabilities with Broad Street and The Oracle.
Launchpad’s annual carol service raising funds to support Reading homeless and vulnerable at a time of year which many people find very hard. Kick start the festive season in Reading Minster with carols, musical performances and readings.
A traditional service of lessons and carols at Reading Minster.
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