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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
Historical figures at Water Fest

Countdown to Celebrating 900 Years of Reading Abbey at Water Fest

  • Reading Water Fest takes place on Saturday 19 June 2021, between 11am and 5pm
  • The free ticketed festival will celebrate the 900th anniversary of Reading Abbey
  • The Hugh Faringdon carving will be unveiled on the Abbey Gateway at 11am
  • Stringent measures will be in place to ensure the event operates within current Covid guidelines
Reading Water Fest

Celebration Date Announced for 900th Anniversary of Reading Abbey at Water Fest

  • Reading Water Fest will take place on Saturday 19 June 2021, between 11am and 5pm
  • The free festival will celebrate the 900th anniversary of Reading Abbey
  • Stringent measures will be in place to ensure the event operates within current Covid guidelines
The Mayor of Reading's Online Charity Auction

Mayor of Reading to host first online auction for chosen charities

  • A range of local businesses and other organisations have donated items, with a catalogue of over 100 to be available
  • Proceeds will benefit the Mayor’s chosen charities for 2020-21: No5 Young People, Royal British Legion and Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity and Friends of Reading Abbey.