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Dusseldorf 75

Reading and Düsseldorf Celebrate 75 Years of Friendship

  • Reading will welcome The Lord Mayor of Düsseldorf, Oberbürgermeister Stephan Keller, and representatives from Düsseldorf City Council
  • The Mayor and the Oberbürgermeister will re-affirm the friendship link at a Civic meeting on Sunday afternoon
Diane James and her famous Vera Lynn tribute

Reading pays tribute to veterans on Armed Forces Day

  • Free family-friendly event on 25 June in the Forbury Gardens and town centre between 11am to 4.30pm.
  • Musical performances, craft workshops and activities throughout the day
Ukrainian Dance group Prolisok

Countdown to a fun-filled Platinum Jubilee Water Fest

  • Reading Water Fest on Saturday 4 June 2022, 11am – 5pm
  • The free festival will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
  • With special guests, Ukrainian Dance group Prolisok
Forbury Fiesta

Celebrating with biscuit-themed fun for Children’s Festival 2022

  • A Children’s Festival event will be happening near you this summer
  • Forbury Fiesta on Saturday 14 May
  • Loads of free and low-cost events on offer across Reading
The Big Lunch - street party image

Record-breaking 57 Street Parties in Reading as town hosts four-day Jubilee extravaganza in June

  • Celebrations start with a Beacon Lighting Ceremony and beacon trail
  • Flagship Jubilee event Water Fest on Saturday 4 June
  • 57 street parties taking place
Düsseldorf friendship photo competition

Calling all budding photographers – take part in the #b4friendship photo competition to celebrate 75 years of Reading and Düsseldorf friendship

  • Capture the theme of ‘4Bs’ to celebrate 75 years of friendship between Düsseldorf and Reading
  • A chance to win a trip to Düsseldorf
  • All entries to use #b4friendship hashtag on social media
Slime by the Herd Theatre

Eggstra-special holiday activities on offer this Easter

  • Free and low-cost activities on offer this Easter across Reading
  • Theatres, crafts, arts and activities to keep the kids entertained, offerings for children of all needs and abilities
Reading Half 2022

Take your marks for the Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon 2022

• Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon returns on Sunday 3 April
• Residents and visitors are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for any journeys

Platinum Jubilee tree planting (1)

Reading adds to the Queen’s Green Canopy in honour of her majesty’s Platinum Jubilee

  • An oak tree will be planted at the Civic Offices
  • Further Reading Jubilee events announced
Children's Fest 2022

Biscuit-themed fun as Reading’s Children’s Festival returns for 2022

  • Children's Festival returns with 3 fun-packed weeks of events and activities between 14 May and 5 June 2022
  • This year's festival celebrates Huntley and Palmers 200th Anniversary
  • Local groups, charities and businesses who would like to hold activities, workshops, open days and more are invited to apply 
Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

Reading’s evening of reflection to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

  • A free event speakers, choral performances and an address from a keynote speaker will be taking place to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 on 26 January
  • The mix of live and online elements has been organised is by Reading Borough Council and ACRE, and supported by Reading Hebrew Congregation, Maidenhead Synagogue, Reading Refugee Support Group and Berkshire Rwandese Community
Gemma Anusa Oxford Road Mural

Reading celebrates Black History Month 2021

  • A welcome return to live events for Black History Month 2021
  • October offers a diverse programme of talks, comedy, film and art exhibitions - live and online