Events Around Reading

Today to Sun 13 Oct, closest first.    

More details - Industrial Reading - A History Tour
Heritage Open Day: A 1½ to 2 hour tour of many industrial sites in central Reading, ranging from medieval to twentieth-century. Reading has gone down as the town of “The 3 B’s” – a phrase that trips off the tongue and into print. But what a disservice this does to a rich industrial heritage.
Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading
Tue 17 Sep, Fri 20 Sep

More details - Verdi: Requiem - Corona Orchestra and Oxford Chorus
Erica Eloff, Soprano Yvonne Howard, Mezzo-Soprano Alessandro Fisher, Tenor Ben Davies, Bass-Baritone The Oxford Chorus Corona Orchestra (leader, Catherine Leech) Janet Lincé, Conductor Passionate, complex and profoundly moving, Verdi’s setting of the Requiem Mass, premiered in 1874, is one of the most
Concert Hall, Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading
Sat 5 Oct 19

More details - Reading Town Meal
Join in Reading’s unique celebration of home grown and local food. With a delicious free meal, live music, workshops, community groups, family fun and local producers’ market.
Forbury Gardens, Reading
Sat 28 Sep 19

More details - Family History advice on Merchant Navy Records - drop in session FREE
Drop-in session: Merchant Navy Records with Tony Wright. No need to book - just turn up.
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading
Mon 16 Sep 19

More details - Course - Beginners' Latin for Family Historians
with tutor Joan Dils This course is over two parts - held on Thursday 12 and Thursday 26 September, each session 1-3pm. Joan Dils is President of the Berkshire Local History Association and a former tutor at Oxford and Reading Universities in English Local History.
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading
Thu 26 Sep

More details - Workshop - Parish Registers for Family Historians
with tutor: Catherine Sampson Increase your chances of success with family historians’ core resource. Better understand what registers can provide for you, where to find them, how Church of England and non-conformist registers differ, and how to interpret them.
The Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading
Sat 28 Sep 19

More details - Back to the Future:Time travel with the Baptists
Heritage Open Day: An exciting, creative time-line exhibition charting the unique history of Abbey Baptist Church and its influence on the town of Reading. Guides available to share stories, insights, future plans and hidden history.
Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading
Sat 21 Sep

More details - Reading Crown Court Open Day 2019
Heritage Open Day: Come and see the workings of a Crown Court! Activities will include mock trials and cells tours. The Crown Court open day returns in 2019, there will be activities for all ages which will be of interest to all, but particularly those interested in the law and crime and punishment.
The Court Service, Reading Crown Court, The Old Shire Hall, The Forbury, Reading
Sat 21 Sep 19

More details - Keith Farnan Headlines Comedy at Milk
Keith Farnan the star of Michael McIntyres Comedy Road Show headlines this installment of Comedy at Milk. Supported by Erich McElroy who is one of the sharpest political comedians un the UK. Plus a mystery guest. All of this held together by Comedy at Milk’s very own Jonathan Elston.
Milk Bar
Tue 17 Sep 19

More details - St Mary's Church, Castle Street, Reading
Heritage Open Day: Explore the late 18th century chapel with interesting interior and history. Guides available. On display is a selection of the extensive find of pots dating back to the 18th century gaol period of the site, together with archaeologist’s report.
St. Marys Church, 14 Castle Street, Reading
Thu 19 Sep to Sat 21 Sep

More details - Greyfriars Church
Heritage Open Day: Our guides will tell you the amazing history of Greyfriars over the last 700 years and how it is used today.
Greyfriars Church, 64 Friar Street, Reading
Today, Fri 20 Sep to Sun 22 Sep

More details - St. Giles - in - Reading Church
Heritage Open Day: View one of the three medieval churches in Reading. The original St. Giles was built in the twelfth century, to serve a large Parish with a small population in well-wooded country through which the River Kennet flowed.
St. Giles Church, Southampton Street, Reading
Today, Tue 17 Sep to Sun 22 Sep

More details - Reading Farmers' Market
A friendly twice monthly market, showcasing fantastic local food and drink, directly from the producers. You’ll find fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, high welfare meat, fish and eggs, delicious baked goods, cheese, fudge and more.
Cattle Market, Great Knollys Street, Reading
Sat 21 Sep, Sat 5 Oct, Sat 19 Oct, Sat 2 Nov

More details - Grade II * Watlington House. Visit Reading's hidden garden and this rarely open house from the 1500s
Heritage Open Day: An opportunity to see parts of the house & private garden (renovated 2015). Exhibitions; the Mills Archive - 2019 QAVS award winners, the garden refurbishment, rear of house repairs in 2019 including display of repair of walls using Lime.
Watlington House Trust, Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading
Sat 21 Sep 19

More details - Gems of the Archive
Heritage Open Day: The Mills Archive is proud to present their newly curated collection, Gems of the Archive: a unique look into images, documents and artefacts about milling, and how traditional wind and water power helped to give power to the people of yesteryear.
The Mills Archive Trust, Watlington House, 44 Watlington Street, Reading
Sat 21 Sep 19

More details - Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Heritage Open Day: This place of renovation work, religion activities and life of emigration Beautifully restored church thanks to the generosity of English heritage, National Churches Trust, Berkshire Churches Trust, Garfield Foundation, Englefield estate, Marian Brothers and parishioners.
Watlington Street, Reading

More details - In Reading Gaol by Reading Town
Heritage Open Day: See a visual art exhibition featuring 20 local artists who are giving their take on Oscar Wilde's "The Ballad of Reading Gaol". Following his incarceration in Reading, Oscar Wilde wrote his dark and psychological poem about prison life and the execution of Charles Thomas Wooldridge.
The Turbine House, Riverside Museum at Blake's Lock, Kenavon Drive, Reading

More details - Royal Berkshire Hospital Medical Museum opening
Heritage Open Day: Our collection includes a wide variety of historic instruments, equipment, documents and other objects representing the general and local history of medicine mainly from about 1800 onwards, but with some from earlier periods.
Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading
Today, Sat 21 Sep, Sun 22 Sep

More details - Reading Synagogue
Heritage Open Day: Visitors will be able to view and hear about a traditional synagogue. We will be hosting an exhibition ’Jews of the South East of England’. In addition items of Judiaca will be on display.
Reading Hebrew Congregation, 7 Goldsmid Road, Reading

More details - Lisa Pearson as Celine Dion
Lisa Pearson’s Celine Dion tribute is one of a kind Performing hits such as ’My Heart Will Go On’ and ’It’s All Coming Back To Me Now’ Lisa’s tribute to Celine Dion not only showcases her amazing vocal talent but Celine’s too Costuming is a big part of a tribute show and
Grosvenor Casino Reading South, Rose Kiln Lane, Reading
Sat 21 Sep 19

More details - Magic Queen
Magic Queen re-enacts the glorious days of legendary rock band Queen, including the craziness of the 70’s and the magic of the 80’s, proving themselves to be one the most dynamic and exciting Queen Tribute Band currently touring and concentrating in sounding like the original artists, delivering a 200% of
Grosvenor Casino Reading South, Rose Kiln Lane, Reading
Sat 28 Sep 19

More details - Stay & Play free activity session
These free monthly sessions offer you and your toddler a safe and stimulating environment to make friends and enjoy learning through play. Inspiring creative and imaginative play and encouraging your child’s natural curiosity is central to The Abbey’s learning ethos.
The Abbey Junior School, 12 Christchurch Gardens, Reading, Berkshire
Wed 25 Sep 19

More details - Secret Garden activity morning
Children and their families are invited to spend the morning following our challenge trail and enjoying craft, action and music activities. Explore The Abbey Junior School’s Secret Garden and uncover a world of fun and adventure...
The Abbey Junior School, 12 Christchurch Gardens, Reading, Berkshire
Sat 28 Sep 19

More details - Caversham Court Gardens Tours and family architecture trail
Heritage Open Day: Take a tour of the historic riverside gardens and fine specimen trees, and bring the family for an architecture trail based on the listed 17th century summer house Guided tours of the beautiful riverside gardens and the listed 17th century summer house give a unique glimpse into the history of the
Caversham Court Gardens, Church Road, Caversham, Reading
Sat 21 Sep 19

More details - Christ Church Reading
Heritage Open Day: Come and see our beautiful Victorian church and garden, and enjoy a cup of tea and some cake in tranquil and inspiring surroundings.
Christ Church, Christchurch Road, Reading
Sat 21 Sep 19 and Sun 22 Sep

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