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Sports Award Launch, Hilton Hotel, Reading. Photo by Chris Forsey.

Reading Sports Awards kick-off for 2024!

  • Reading Sports Personality Awards return for 2024
  • Partnering with Reading-based charity, Sport in Mind, to showcase Reading’s wealth of sporting talent
  • Nominations open until Friday 20 September 2024
RBC Waterfest

Reading festival organisers working together on groundbreaking environmental initiative

  • Reading taking part in important national Green Events Code of Practice pilot
  • Organisers of Reading Festival, Readipop, East Reading Festival and Reading Pride among those attending local workshop
Let's Sing 2023-2

Let’s Sing 2024 grand final vocalists announced

  • Mayor's Let’s Sing competition 2024 grand final features 17 competitors from Reading
  • Expanded to include soloists, duets, and groups, with two categories: junior and senior
  • Finalists will compete on March 26 at the Hexagon, judged by a panel including the Mayor, with proceeds supporting Reading Refugee Support Group and Reading Stroke Support Group
Raise your voice for Let’s Sing 2024!

Let’s Sing Reading open to all vocalists as it returns for 2024

  • Mayor of Reading's annual choir competition will now also feature soloists, duets, and groups
  • Live final at the Hexagon will raise money for the Mayoral charities 
Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

Reading’s evening of reflection marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

  • Annual Civic event to commemorate victims of the Holocaust will be held on 24 January 2024
  • The free event will feature speakers, choral performances, and a candle lighting ceremony
Reading Minster

Invitation to the Civic Carol Service 2023

  • Annual Civic Carol Concert being held at Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin, 14 December from 6:30pm
  • Service includes carols, readings, and a performance from Ukrainian choir Kryla
Reading Remembers 2023-2

Reading Remembers 2023

  • Reading will host two remembrance ceremonies this year
  • Members of the public invited to pay their respects to those who defend our country
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Reading pays tribute to its Veterans on Armed Forces Day 2023

  • Armed Forces Day celebrations in Reading will take place in Forbury Gardens on 24 June from 11am
  • Musical performances, children's entertainment, refreshments, and more will be on offer

Water Fest 2023 makes a splash with bumper programme of events and activities

  • Water Fest returns for its 34th year on 10 June 2023, in partnership with the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust
  • Enhanced programme of events made possible thanks to funding boost from Arts Council England and National Lottery Players
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Countdown to a fun-filled King’s Coronation weekend

  • Free and low-cost events and activities happening across the borough to celebrate the Coronation
  • 39 street parties organised by residents and local communities 
Let's Sing choir

Choirs announced for Let’s Sing 2023 live final

  • Let's Sing final returns to the Hexagon for the first time since 2020
  • Fifteen local choirs will compete for the trophy, and tickets sold will raise money for Mayoral charities
Reading Half Marathon-2

Take your marks for the Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon 2023

  • Unleashed Performance Reading Half Marathon returns on Sunday 2 April
  • Residents and visitors are advised to plan ahead and allow extra time for any journeys