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2012 The Year to Celebrate

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Broad Street Reading A fun lunch time event for local businesses! Teams of four needed. Team parade and photos. Presentations for top teams and team in best fancy dress. Entry £30 per team, all proceeds go to Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust. Organised by 0118 900 1624 www.livingreading.co.uk

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Annual Charity Pancake Race

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Reading Half Marathon

Start/finish Madejski Stadium Thousands of runners will take to the streets of Reading in one of the country’s fastest half marathons. This annual road race is organised by Sweatshop and is a highlight in the 2012 running calendar. www.readinghalfmarathon.com

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London to Reading Bike Ride

Hampton Court to Christchurch Meadows On Sunday 25 March 2012 riders will depart from near London’s historic Hampton Court on a 45 mile route through Berkshire’s beautiful countryside before crossing the finish line at Christchurch Meadows in the very heart of Reading. 0808 100 2109

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Easter Egg Trail

Caversham Court, off Church Road, Caversham 2pm – 4pm All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, donations to Friends of Caversham Court Gardens welcome. www.fccg.org.uk

Reading Contemporary Art Fair

Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue Now in it’s third year, the Reading Contemporary Art Fair brings together an exciting mix of over 80 artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and selected galleries offering the very best in contemporary art. 0175 359 1892 www.readingcontemporaryartfair.co.uk


Broad Street Reading A fun lunch time event for local businesses! Teams of four needed. Team parade and photos. Presentations for top teams and team in best fancy dress. Entry £30 per team, all proceeds go to Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust. Organised by 0118 900 1624 www.livingreading.co.uk

APR IL

Annual Charity Pancake Race

Mizuno

Reading Half Marathon

Start/finish Madejski Stadium Thousands of runners will take to the streets of Reading in one of the country’s fastest half marathons. This annual road race is organised by Sweatshop and is a highlight in the 2012 running calendar. www.readinghalfmarathon.com

25 British Heart Foundation

APRIL

London to Reading Bike Ride

Hampton Court to Christchurch Meadows On Sunday 25 March 2012 riders will depart from near London’s historic Hampton Court on a 45 mile route through Berkshire’s beautiful countryside before crossing the finish line at Christchurch Meadows in the very heart of Reading. 0808 100 2109

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Easter Egg Trail

Caversham Court, off Church Road, Caversham 2pm – 4pm All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, donations to Friends of Caversham Court Gardens welcome. www.fccg.org.uk

Reading Contemporary Art Fair

Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue Now in it’s third year, the Reading Contemporary Art Fair brings together an exciting mix of over 80 artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and selected galleries offering the very best in contemporary art. 0175 359 1892 www.readingcontemporaryartfair.co.uk


MAY

The 18th Reading

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Beer & Cider Festival

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King’s Meadow, Reading Organised by Reading CAMRA, a celebration of Real Ale by the Thames. Around 500 Real Ales, 200 Ciders and Perries, large selection of foreign beers and English Wines. Music on Friday and Saturday Family Day on Sunday with children’s entertainment. www.readingbeerfestival.org.uk

12 - SEPTEMBER 6 Our Sporting Life Exhibition

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Reading Museum Our Sporting Life - Reading exhibition will open in May 2012. It will have two themes – national and local. The ‘national’ section illustrates historic and more recent stories of the Olympic Games with reference to the future and, notably, London 2012. This is told through graphic panels, a video programme and a timeline graphic displaying national sporting events beside locally significant sporting moments. The ‘local’ section will provide Reading’s sporting communities with the opportunity to celebrate the story of their local ‘sporting lives’. This section is composed of sporting activities linked to clubs, societies, schools, local personalities and unsung heroes through stories and objects and is, therefore, unique to Reading. 0118 937 3400 www.readingmuseum.org.uk

18 Start of Torch Relay Lit in Olympia, the Olympic Flame will arrive in the UK on 18 May 2012. 8,000 Torchbearers will carry the Flame on a 70-day journey across all nations and regions, with entertainment, shows and concerts marking its arrival in each place. To ensure inclusion across the UK, the Flame will come within a one-hour journey for 95 per cent of the population. For details of when the torch relay visits Reading, see information under 10 and 11 of July.

Reading

Children’s Festival

Across Reading This year’s extended festival celebrates it’s 19 May - 10 June 2012 23rd anniversary with three weeks of events and activities for young people all over the Borough. Many events are free of charge and offer great fun for all the family. This year’s event will carry an international sporting theme. 0118 937 2771 www.reading.gov.uk A full diary of events for the Reading Children’s Festival will be available in April, to order your copy contact 0118 937 2771 or visit www.reading.gov.uk

Meadow Madness

Christchurch Meadows The launch event of the ever popular Reading Children’s Festival. The riverside setting is a perfect venue for giant party games, children’s entertainment, workshops, stalls, refreshments and even a Mini farm! 0118 937 2771 www.reading.gov.uk


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The 18th Reading

19 - JUNE 10

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Beer & Cider Festival

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King’s Meadow, Reading Organised by Reading CAMRA, a celebration of Real Ale by the Thames. Around 500 Real Ales, 200 Ciders and Perries, large selection of foreign beers and English Wines. Music on Friday and Saturday Family Day on Sunday with children’s entertainment. www.readingbeerfestival.org.uk

12 - SEPTEMBER 6 Our Sporting Life Exhibition

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Reading Museum Our Sporting Life - Reading exhibition will open in May 2012. It will have two themes – national and local. The ‘national’ section illustrates historic and more recent stories of the Olympic Games with reference to the future and, notably, London 2012. This is told through graphic panels, a video programme and a timeline graphic displaying national sporting events beside locally significant sporting moments. The ‘local’ section will provide Reading’s sporting communities with the opportunity to celebrate the story of their local ‘sporting lives’. This section is composed of sporting activities linked to clubs, societies, schools, local personalities and unsung heroes through stories and objects and is, therefore, unique to Reading. 0118 937 3400 www.readingmuseum.org.uk

18 Start of Torch Relay Lit in Olympia, the Olympic Flame will arrive in the UK on 18 May 2012. 8,000 Torchbearers will carry the Flame on a 70-day journey across all nations and regions, with entertainment, shows and concerts marking its arrival in each place. To ensure inclusion across the UK, the Flame will come within a one-hour journey for 95 per cent of the population. For details of when the torch relay visits Reading, see information under 10 and 11 of July.

Reading

Children’s Festival

Across Reading This year’s extended festival celebrates it’s 19 May - 10 June 2012 23rd anniversary with three weeks of events and activities for young people all over the Borough. Many events are free of charge and offer great fun for all the family. This year’s event will carry an international sporting theme. 0118 937 2771 www.reading.gov.uk A full diary of events for the Reading Children’s Festival will be available in April, to order your copy contact 0118 937 2771 or visit www.reading.gov.uk

Meadow Madness

Christchurch Meadows The launch event of the ever popular Reading Children’s Festival. The riverside setting is a perfect venue for giant party games, children’s entertainment, workshops, stalls, refreshments and even a Mini farm! 0118 937 2771 www.reading.gov.uk


Diamond Jubilee

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Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the

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Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin, St Mary’s Butts

Forbury Band Concerts Forbury Gardens, Town Centre Sunday’s throughout June, July, August and September 3pm – 4.30pm Enjoy music from the bandstand every Sunday from June through to September. 0118 937 2771

Dhoom Dhamaka June, July and August

Across Reading A collection of South Asian inspired arts activities will take place within communities and venues throughout Reading. It brings together a dazzling array of traditional and contemporary music, dance, visual arts and craft to celebrate Reading’s rich culture and promote dialogue between its diverse communities. 0118 966 7262

1, 2 Eat Reading Live

Reading Town Centre 10am – 6pm This two day, town centre event is the high-profile launch to a month long celebration of food in Reading, and will feature food stalls promoting some of the best local restaurants and food producers. Organised by 0118 900 1624 www.livingreading.co.uk

Queens Diamond Jubilee Weekend

extra Bank Holiday National Celebrations The four day celebration of 60 years since the Queen ascended the throne will be marked by a four day, nationwide, celebration. For details of what’s happening nationally visit www.royal.gov.uk Local Events Sunday 3 June Diamond Jubilee Celebration Band Concert – Forbury Gardens 12noon – 4pm Come to the Forbury Gardens and be entertained by a variety of brass bands and enjoy a cream tea whilst taking part in a variety of activities for the family throughout the afternoon. 0118 937 2771 Monday 4 June Reading Community Carnival – Prospect Park Catch the colourful procession as it winds its way through the streets of West Reading in the early afternoon. The procession ends at Prospect Park where the fun continues – stalls, fantastic food from all over the world and live music will fill the park. They’ll be plenty to keep the kids amused too. www.readingcarnival.org.uk For details of other activities happening throughout the community to mark the jubilee whether it’s Street Parties, Big Lunch Events or community get together’s visit www.readingy2c.org

Hullabaloo Formerly Town Centre Day

Reading Town Centre 11am – 4pm The BIG half-term event of Children’s Festival in the centre of town. A day of celebration with a 1950’s street party theme for children and families. Organised by 0118 900 1624 www.livingreading.co.uk


Diamond Jubilee

JUNE

Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the

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JUNE - SEPTEMBER

Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin, St Mary’s Butts

Forbury Band Concerts Forbury Gardens, Town Centre Sunday’s throughout June, July, August and September 3pm – 4.30pm Enjoy music from the bandstand every Sunday from June through to September. 0118 937 2771

Dhoom Dhamaka June, July and August

Across Reading A collection of South Asian inspired arts activities will take place within communities and venues throughout Reading. It brings together a dazzling array of traditional and contemporary music, dance, visual arts and craft to celebrate Reading’s rich culture and promote dialogue between its diverse communities. 0118 966 7262

1, 2 Eat Reading Live

Reading Town Centre 10am – 6pm This two day, town centre event is the high-profile launch to a month long celebration of food in Reading, and will feature food stalls promoting some of the best local restaurants and food producers. Organised by 0118 900 1624 www.livingreading.co.uk

Queens Diamond Jubilee Weekend

extra Bank Holiday National Celebrations The four day celebration of 60 years since the Queen ascended the throne will be marked by a four day, nationwide, celebration. For details of what’s happening nationally visit www.royal.gov.uk Local Events Sunday 3 June Diamond Jubilee Celebration Band Concert – Forbury Gardens 12noon – 4pm Come to the Forbury Gardens and be entertained by a variety of brass bands and enjoy a cream tea whilst taking part in a variety of activities for the family throughout the afternoon. 0118 937 2771 Monday 4 June Reading Community Carnival – Prospect Park Catch the colourful procession as it winds its way through the streets of West Reading in the early afternoon. The procession ends at Prospect Park where the fun continues – stalls, fantastic food from all over the world and live music will fill the park. They’ll be plenty to keep the kids amused too. www.readingcarnival.org.uk For details of other activities happening throughout the community to mark the jubilee whether it’s Street Parties, Big Lunch Events or community get together’s visit www.readingy2c.org

Hullabaloo Formerly Town Centre Day

Reading Town Centre 11am – 4pm The BIG half-term event of Children’s Festival in the centre of town. A day of celebration with a 1950’s street party theme for children and families. Organised by 0118 900 1624 www.livingreading.co.uk


East Reading Festival Four days of events and activities in the East Reading Community.

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League of Friends Fete Victoria Recreation Ground, Tilehurst 12noon – 4pm League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital hold their annual summer fete. 0118 322 8592

23 - 29 Reading Arts Week

Across Reading A week-long event showcasing emerging and established artists from across Reading. Art work created by local residents, students and artists alike. Events, workshops and exhibitions open to the public. Arts Week Exhibition Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 June, 10:30am – 5.30pm Penta Hotel, Oxford Road Artist Place Wednesday 27 June, 1pm – 6pm Market Place The Big Art Picnic Friday 29 June, 2pm – 8pm Caversham Court Gardens, Church Road, Caversham 0118 937 2373 www.reading.gov.uk/artsweek

Visitor’s to this year’s celebration of canal life will be treated to children’s activities, craft and charity stalls as well as boat parades and a boat tug of war. We will be extending the event into the Forbury Gardens for a third year where traditional music and dance will be complemented by a feast of folk inspired acts. 0118 937 2771 www.reading.gov.uk

JUNE

On the Kennet and Forbury Gardens 11am – 5pm

30 Armed Forces Day Forbury Gardens and Broad Street

Come and join us in the beautiful surroundings of the Forbury Gardens as Reading marks Armed Forces Day. There will be performances and activities taking place throughout the day. We will be joined by representatives from a variety of associations and charities who will host information and fundraising stands. 0118 937 2771 www.reading.gov.uk


East Reading Festival Four days of events and activities in the East Reading Community.

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League of Friends Fete Victoria Recreation Ground, Tilehurst 12noon – 4pm League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital hold their annual summer fete. 0118 322 8592

23 - 29 Reading Arts Week

Across Reading A week-long event showcasing emerging and established artists from across Reading. Art work created by local residents, students and artists alike. Events, workshops and exhibitions open to the public. Arts Week Exhibition Saturday 23 & Sunday 24 June, 10:30am – 5.30pm Penta Hotel, Oxford Road Artist Place Wednesday 27 June, 1pm – 6pm Market Place The Big Art Picnic Friday 29 June, 2pm – 8pm Caversham Court Gardens, Church Road, Caversham 0118 937 2373 www.reading.gov.uk/artsweek

Visitor’s to this year’s celebration of canal life will be treated to children’s activities, craft and charity stalls as well as boat parades and a boat tug of war. We will be extending the event into the Forbury Gardens for a third year where traditional music and dance will be complemented by a feast of folk inspired acts. 0118 937 2771 www.reading.gov.uk

JUNE

On the Kennet and Forbury Gardens 11am – 5pm

30 Armed Forces Day Forbury Gardens and Broad Street

Come and join us in the beautiful surroundings of the Forbury Gardens as Reading marks Armed Forces Day. There will be performances and activities taking place throughout the day. We will be joined by representatives from a variety of associations and charities who will host information and fundraising stands. 0118 937 2771 www.reading.gov.uk


Oxford Road Fun Day

Kensington Road 12noon – 4pm An afternoon of fun, activities and entertainment comes to the Oxford Road. Come along and join in the community spirit.

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1 Mikron Theatre present

Losing the Plot

Christchurch Meadows Caversham festival is back for a second year at Christchurch Meadows. It will be bigger and better than ever before, now taking place across two days! www.cavershamfestival.co.uk

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Forbury Gardens from 6.30pm The touring theatre company return to Reading in their barge to present their latest production ‘Losing the Plot’. 0118 937 2771 www.reading.gov.uk

Caversham Festival

Torch Relay Comes to Reading

Torch Relay leaves Reading

Reading is excited and proud to be selected as one of only 66 places in the UK to host the Olympic Flame and an evening celebration event as part of its journey around Great Britain. The Olympic Torch Relay will arrive in Reading on the 10th, followed by an evening celebration at The Madejski Stadium. It will leave Reading the following morning (11th) ready to make its way to Salisbury. Details of the route, and the event, will be published nearer the time. Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung are the Presenting Partners for the Torch Relay. www.london2012.com/olympic-torch-relay www.readingy2c.org

0118 931 7239

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12 - 21 Henry IV Part 1

Caversham Court 7.45pm Progress Theatre return to Caversham Court for a second year with an open air performance of Henry IV Part 1. www.progresstheatre.co.uk

19 - 21 Real Ale and Jazz Festival

Christchurch Meadows The riverside is the perfect site to enjoy hot jazz and hundreds of real ales. 0118 960 6060 www.raaj.info


Oxford Road Fun Day

Kensington Road 12noon – 4pm An afternoon of fun, activities and entertainment comes to the Oxford Road. Come along and join in the community spirit.

JULY

JUNE

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1 Mikron Theatre present

Losing the Plot

Christchurch Meadows Caversham festival is back for a second year at Christchurch Meadows. It will be bigger and better than ever before, now taking place across two days! www.cavershamfestival.co.uk

JULY

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Forbury Gardens from 6.30pm The touring theatre company return to Reading in their barge to present their latest production ‘Losing the Plot’. 0118 937 2771 www.reading.gov.uk

Caversham Festival

Torch Relay Comes to Reading

Torch Relay leaves Reading

Reading is excited and proud to be selected as one of only 66 places in the UK to host the Olympic Flame and an evening celebration event as part of its journey around Great Britain. The Olympic Torch Relay will arrive in Reading on the 10th, followed by an evening celebration at The Madejski Stadium. It will leave Reading the following morning (11th) ready to make its way to Salisbury. Details of the route, and the event, will be published nearer the time. Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung are the Presenting Partners for the Torch Relay. www.london2012.com/olympic-torch-relay www.readingy2c.org

0118 931 7239

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10 and 11

12 - 21 Henry IV Part 1

Caversham Court 7.45pm Progress Theatre return to Caversham Court for a second year with an open air performance of Henry IV Part 1. www.progresstheatre.co.uk

19 - 21 Real Ale and Jazz Festival

Christchurch Meadows The riverside is the perfect site to enjoy hot jazz and hundreds of real ales. 0118 960 6060 www.raaj.info


Race for Life

Prospect Park , Liebenrood Road 11am and 3.30pm Every two minutes someone in the UK is told they have cancer. Ladies, let’s walk, jog or run Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2012 to help more of them survive. http://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/

4 SMART 2012

Thameside Prom It’s SUPERSATURDAY - the middle weekend of the Olympic Games – so why not come and join us as we celebrate ‘Sport, Music & Art … by the Thames’! Entertainment and activities for all the family. FREE entry. www.readingy2c.org

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24 - 26 Reading Festival

Richfield Avenue One of the most famous festivals in the world. Keep an eye out for this year’s star turns. www.readingfestival.co.uk


Race for Life

Prospect Park , Liebenrood Road 11am and 3.30pm Every two minutes someone in the UK is told they have cancer. Ladies, let’s walk, jog or run Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 2012 to help more of them survive. http://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/

4 SMART 2012

Thameside Prom It’s SUPERSATURDAY - the middle weekend of the Olympic Games – so why not come and join us as we celebrate ‘Sport, Music & Art … by the Thames’! Entertainment and activities for all the family. FREE entry. www.readingy2c.org

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24 - 26 Reading Festival

Richfield Avenue One of the most famous festivals in the world. Keep an eye out for this year’s star turns. www.readingfestival.co.uk


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Reading Pride

Kings Meadow A free festival for all the family organised by the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. www.readingpride.co.uk

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Across Reading Explore Reading with Heritage Open Days as some of the town’s most beautiful building and fascinating histories are revealed. Organised by

A month -long celebration of black heritage and culture. 0118 937 2771 www.reading.gov.uk/whatson

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0118 900 1624

Across Reading

See some o bigge f the st sta rs on the c venue ircuit at s ac Readi ross ng. Across Reading Stars already confirmed in this year’s line up include; Alan Davies, Kevin Bloody Wilson, Jason Byrne and Kevin Bridges. For this year’s line-up and tickets contact 0118 960 6060 www.readingarts.com

Heritage Open Days

Black History Month

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12 - 28 Whitley Arts Festival This year’s festival will deliver world premiere work in all our major strands, including classical music, sculpture, photography, projection soundscape and film. The festival continues to bring excellence to Reading and give the town the opportunity to be first to witness the work we commission and exhibit. www.whitleyartsfestival.co.uk


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Reading Pride

Kings Meadow A free festival for all the family organised by the local lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. www.readingpride.co.uk

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Across Reading Explore Reading with Heritage Open Days as some of the town’s most beautiful building and fascinating histories are revealed. Organised by

A month -long celebration of black heritage and culture. 0118 937 2771 www.reading.gov.uk/whatson

O CTO B ER

O CTO B ER

0118 900 1624

Across Reading

See some o bigge f the st sta rs on the c venue ircuit at s ac Readi ross ng. Across Reading Stars already confirmed in this year’s line up include; Alan Davies, Kevin Bloody Wilson, Jason Byrne and Kevin Bridges. For this year’s line-up and tickets contact 0118 960 6060 www.readingarts.com

Heritage Open Days

Black History Month

5 - 23

12 - 28 Whitley Arts Festival This year’s festival will deliver world premiere work in all our major strands, including classical music, sculpture, photography, projection soundscape and film. The festival continues to bring excellence to Reading and give the town the opportunity to be first to witness the work we commission and exhibit. www.whitleyartsfestival.co.uk


Lighting up Christmas

Christmas Lights Switch on and events Town Centre The Christmas season of events begin! 0118 900 1624 www.livingreading.co.uk

DECEMBER

Across Reading A celebration of International activities, links and solidarity in Reading. 0118 958 6692

DECEMBER

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International Festival

8 - JANUARY 6 2013 Beauty and The Beast

The Hexagon Beauty and The Beast is the spell-binding story of a prince, who is cursed and destined to spend the rest of his life hidden in his castle in the guise of a grotesque beast. 0118 937 2771 www.readingarts.com

13 Civic Carol Service

Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin, St Mary’s Butts A traditional service of lessons and carols. 0118 937 2771

DECEMBER

DECEMBER

FUNFAIRS 3 Special Shopping Evening

Town Centre A special festive shopping experience for the elderly and those with disabilities. 0118 937 2771 www.reading.gov.uk

9 Reading Sports Awards 2012

Hilton Hotel, Drakes Way This annual event is without question, the highlight of the year for the town’s sporting fraternity, both amateur and professional, as we celebrate and recognise their achievements over the last 12 months. The event will be attended by more than 200 sportsmen and women together with a host of Olympians and special guests. 0118 937 2771

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CIRCUSES

10 to 26 February from 1pm to 9pm on each day

Funpark

Hills Meadow, George Street, Caversham March 29 - April 2

Moscow State Circus

Hills Meadow, Off George Street Reading April 6 - 9

Carters Steam Fair

Prospect Park, off Liebenrood Road July 5 - 8

Guyatt’s Funfair Prospect Park August 2 - 19

Traylens Funfair Thames Promenade October 13 - 14

Carters Steam Fair Prospect Park October 19 - 28

Traylens Funfair Thames Promenade


Lighting up Christmas

Christmas Lights Switch on and events Town Centre The Christmas season of events begin! 0118 900 1624 www.livingreading.co.uk

DECEMBER

Across Reading A celebration of International activities, links and solidarity in Reading. 0118 958 6692

DECEMBER

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International Festival

8 - JANUARY 6 2013 Beauty and The Beast

The Hexagon Beauty and The Beast is the spell-binding story of a prince, who is cursed and destined to spend the rest of his life hidden in his castle in the guise of a grotesque beast. 0118 937 2771 www.readingarts.com

13 Civic Carol Service

Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin, St Mary’s Butts A traditional service of lessons and carols. 0118 937 2771

DECEMBER

DECEMBER

FUNFAIRS 3 Special Shopping Evening

Town Centre A special festive shopping experience for the elderly and those with disabilities. 0118 937 2771 www.reading.gov.uk

9 Reading Sports Awards 2012

Hilton Hotel, Drakes Way This annual event is without question, the highlight of the year for the town’s sporting fraternity, both amateur and professional, as we celebrate and recognise their achievements over the last 12 months. The event will be attended by more than 200 sportsmen and women together with a host of Olympians and special guests. 0118 937 2771

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CIRCUSES

10 to 26 February from 1pm to 9pm on each day

Funpark

Hills Meadow, George Street, Caversham March 29 - April 2

Moscow State Circus

Hills Meadow, Off George Street Reading April 6 - 9

Carters Steam Fair

Prospect Park, off Liebenrood Road July 5 - 8

Guyatt’s Funfair Prospect Park August 2 - 19

Traylens Funfair Thames Promenade October 13 - 14

Carters Steam Fair Prospect Park October 19 - 28

Traylens Funfair Thames Promenade


The Year to Celebrate - 2012

Funpark Summary Annual Charity Pancake Race

FEBRUARY London to Reading Bike Ride 10 – 26 Moscow State Circus Funpark Annual Charity Pancake Race 21 MARCH Carters Steam Fair London to Reading Bike Ride 25 Easter Egg Trail 29 – 2 Half AprilMarathonMoscow State Circus Reading APRILContemporary Art Fair Reading Carters Steam Fair 6–9 Easter Egg Trail The7 18th Reading 1 Beer & Cider Festival Reading Half Marathon Reading Contemporary Art Fair 27 – 29 Reading Museum OurMAY Sporting Life Exhibition 2 –of6 Torch Relay The 18th Reading Start Beer & Cider Festival Reading Children’s Festival May 12Madness – Sept 16 Reading Museum Meadow Our Service of Thanksgiving - Sporting Life Exhibition Start of Torch Relay 18 Diamond Jubilee Reading Children’s Festival 19 – June 10 19 Band ConcertsMeadow Madness Forbury Service of Thanksgiving Eat27 Reading Live Diamond Jubilee Queens Diamond Jubilee Weekend JUNE East Reading Festival Forbury Band Concerts Hullabaloo 1/2 of Friends FeteEat Reading Live League 2 – 5 Water Fest Queens Diamond Jubilee Weekend Reading East Reading Festival 7 – 10 Arts Week Reading Hullabaloo 8 Forces Day Armed 9 Oxford Road Fun Day League of Friends Fete Reading Water Fest 16 Reading Arts Week 23 – 29 Armed Forces Day 30 Oxford Road Fun Day 30

JULY 1

Mikron Theatre – present Losing the Plot 5–8 Guyatt’s Funfair – Prospect Park JULY 7–8 Caversham Festival Mikron Theatre – prese 1 10 – 11 Torch Relay Comes to Reading / Losing the Plot Leaves Reading 5 – 8 Theatre perform Guyatt’s Funfair – Prosp 12 – 21 Progress 7 – 8 Caversham Festival Henry IV part 1 10Ale – 11 Torch Relay Comes to R Real and Jazz Festival 19 – 21 Leaves Reading Race for Life 22 12 – 21 Progress Theatre perfo AUGUST Henry IV part 1 Traylens Funfair 2 – 19 Real Ale and Jazz Festi 19 – 21 SMART 2012 4 Race for Life 22 Reading Festival 24 – 26 AUGUST SEPTEMBER Traylens Funfair 2 – 19 Pride Reading 8 4 Heritage Open Days SMART 2012 6–9 Reading Festival 24 – 26 OCTOBER SEPTEMBER Black History Month Reading Pride 8 Comedy Festival 6 – 9 Arts Festival Heritage Open Days Whitley 12 – 28 OCTOBER Carters Steam Fair 13 – 14 Black History Month Traylens Funfair 19 – 28 Comedy Festival NOVEMBER 12 – 28 International Festival Whitley Arts Festival 13 – 14 Lighting up Christmas Carters Steam Fair Traylens Funfair 19 – 28 DECEMBER NOVEMBER Special Shopping Evening 3 8 – January 6, 2013 Beauty and The Beast –International Festival Lighting up Christmas The Hexagon DECEMBER Reading Sports Awards 2012 9 Special Shopping Even 3 Civic Carol Service 13 8 – January 6, 2013 Beauty and The Beast – Every effort was made to ensure that details in this diary were correct at the The Hexagon time of going to press. However Reading Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for any changes,9amendments and cancellations of any events or Reading Sports Awards activities listed, nor any inaccuracies which may have been printed in error. Civic Carol Service 13


The Year to Celebrate - 2012

Funpark Summary Annual Charity Pancake Race

FEBRUARY London to Reading Bike Ride 10 – 26 Moscow State Circus Funpark Annual Charity Pancake Race 21 MARCH Carters Steam Fair London to Reading Bike Ride 25 Easter Egg Trail 29 – 2 Half AprilMarathonMoscow State Circus Reading APRILContemporary Art Fair Reading Carters Steam Fair 6–9 Easter Egg Trail The7 18th Reading 1 Beer & Cider Festival Reading Half Marathon Reading Contemporary Art Fair 27 – 29 Reading Museum OurMAY Sporting Life Exhibition 2 –of6 Torch Relay The 18th Reading Start Beer & Cider Festival Reading Children’s Festival May 12Madness – Sept 16 Reading Museum Meadow Our Service of Thanksgiving - Sporting Life Exhibition Start of Torch Relay 18 Diamond Jubilee Reading Children’s Festival 19 – June 10 19 Band ConcertsMeadow Madness Forbury Service of Thanksgiving Eat27 Reading Live Diamond Jubilee Queens Diamond Jubilee Weekend JUNE East Reading Festival Forbury Band Concerts Hullabaloo 1/2 of Friends FeteEat Reading Live League 2 – 5 Water Fest Queens Diamond Jubilee Weekend Reading East Reading Festival 7 – 10 Arts Week Reading Hullabaloo 8 Forces Day Armed 9 Oxford Road Fun Day League of Friends Fete Reading Water Fest 16 Reading Arts Week 23 – 29 Armed Forces Day 30 Oxford Road Fun Day 30

JULY 1

Mikron Theatre – present Losing the Plot 5–8 Guyatt’s Funfair – Prospect Park JULY 7–8 Caversham Festival Mikron Theatre – prese 1 10 – 11 Torch Relay Comes to Reading / Losing the Plot Leaves Reading 5 – 8 Theatre perform Guyatt’s Funfair – Prosp 12 – 21 Progress 7 – 8 Caversham Festival Henry IV part 1 10Ale – 11 Torch Relay Comes to R Real and Jazz Festival 19 – 21 Leaves Reading Race for Life 22 12 – 21 Progress Theatre perfo AUGUST Henry IV part 1 Traylens Funfair 2 – 19 Real Ale and Jazz Festi 19 – 21 SMART 2012 4 Race for Life 22 Reading Festival 24 – 26 AUGUST SEPTEMBER Traylens Funfair 2 – 19 Pride Reading 8 4 Heritage Open Days SMART 2012 6–9 Reading Festival 24 – 26 OCTOBER SEPTEMBER Black History Month Reading Pride 8 Comedy Festival 6 – 9 Arts Festival Heritage Open Days Whitley 12 – 28 OCTOBER Carters Steam Fair 13 – 14 Black History Month Traylens Funfair 19 – 28 Comedy Festival NOVEMBER 12 – 28 International Festival Whitley Arts Festival 13 – 14 Lighting up Christmas Carters Steam Fair Traylens Funfair 19 – 28 DECEMBER NOVEMBER Special Shopping Evening 3 8 – January 6, 2013 Beauty and The Beast –International Festival Lighting up Christmas The Hexagon DECEMBER Reading Sports Awards 2012 9 Special Shopping Even 3 Civic Carol Service 13 8 – January 6, 2013 Beauty and The Beast – Every effort was made to ensure that details in this diary were correct at the The Hexagon time of going to press. However Reading Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for any changes,9amendments and cancellations of any events or Reading Sports Awards activities listed, nor any inaccuracies which may have been printed in error. Civic Carol Service 13


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