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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
Street party bunting

Reading communities invited to host Coronation street parties with no road closure fees

  • Invitation to local communities in Reading for applications to host their own street parties in May
  • The Council is again waiving the usual street closure fee to encourage communities to apply
The People's Pantry, Friar Street, Reading, 1943, showing the bomb damage from 10 February. A number of men sift through the rubble.

Reading remembers the People’s Pantry bombing 80 years on

  • Mayor of Reading, Cllr Rachel Eden, will lead a short service and lay a wreath to pay tribute the people who lost their lives, on Friday 10 February
  • Berkshire Record Office has digitised original records from the day, Reading Libraries are hosting an exhibition of documents and photographs on the aftermath of the bombing raid 
HMD 2023

Reading’s evening of reflection marking Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

  • Annual civic commemoration will be held on Wednesday 25 January 2023
  • Following the global Holocaust Memorial Day theme for 2023 of ‘Ordinary People’
  • The free event will feature a mix of live elements, including speakers, choral performances, and candle lighting and memorial ceremony
Civic Carol Service 2022

Invitation to the Civic Carol Service 2022

  • Free Civic Carol Service to be held at Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin, 15 Dcember, 6.30pm
  • Readings throughout from Mayor of Reading, Deputy Lieutenant of Berkshire, Reading Youth Council, and more
  • This year will see the return of the International Peace Light to Reading
Mayors Charity Auction

Mayor of Reading to host a Reading-themed online auction for chosen charities

  • A range of local businesses and other organisations have already donated items, with a range to suit a range of tastes and budgets – in time for Christmas
  • Proceeds will benefit the Mayor’s chosen charities for 2021-23: Parenting Special Children, ACRE, and Duchess of Kent Hospice (Sue Ryder Care)
BHM main logo

Reading celebrates Black History Month 2022

  • October offers a diverse programme of events and activities across Reading
  • Music, art, theatre and debate are all on the menu for Black History Month 2022
Festival tents

Reading Festival 2022 - say no to single-use plastics and take your tents home

  • Festival goers are encouraged to act sustainably
  • Key message is to take tents home and avoid single-use plastics
Cllr Rachel Eden, Mayor of Reading. Image by Neil Horne – Eye Imagine

Invitation to ‘Beat the Bounds’ with the Mayor of Reading for charity

  • Mayor of Reading, Rachel Eden, will walk the boundaries of Reading for this year's Mayoral Charities
  • Residents invited to purchase specially created map and join in the walk at their leisure to raise money
  • Last boundary walk took place in 1912, with then-mayor John Wessley
Festival 2021

Reading Festival 2022

  • More than 100,000 revellers expected over the three festival days.
  • Residents are reminded to plan ahead as shops, public transport and roads will be busier.