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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)
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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.
Mikron July22

Mikron Theatre Company returns this summer for Caversham Court Gardens performance

  • Mikron Theatre will stage 'Raising Agents' in Caversham Court on 19 July
  • Attendance is free, but a collection of ‘pay what you feel’ donations will be taken after the show
Forbury Bandstand

Here comes summer with live music in The Forbury

  • Five free band concerts will take place in the Forbury Gardens Band Stand over the Summer
  • Highlights will include Reading Community Gospel Choir, Take Note, Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band, and more
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
London based Ukrainian Dance group Prolisok appearing at Water Fest

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