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GETTING THERE

WHAT’S ON, WHERE... ON THE WATER

12noon Boat Parade 1pm Judging of best dressed boat 2pm Canoe demonstrations 2.30pm Boat Parade 3.30pm Presentation of best dressed boat competition winners 4pm Duck Race

RIVERSIDE WALK

All day Browse amongst dozens of stalls representing local charity and community groups

BEL & THE DRAGON

Performance Area 12noon-4pm Live sets from Big Al’s Jazz Quartet

The Water Fest site is just a few minutes walk from the town centre and 5 minutes walk from Reading Railway Station and all main bus routes.

FORBURY GARDENS 11am The Barbarettes

11.20am Shinfield Shambles 11.45am Kennet Morris Men 12.20pm Shinfield Shambles 12.40pm The Barbarettes 1pm Aldbrickham Clog & Step Dance Group

Pay parking is available at car parks throughout the centre of Reading, the nearest being the council-run Queen’s Road multi-storey.

s Enquirie771 2 0118 937 rs Boate 47 82 0118 959

Queen’s Road car park will be signed and you can pick up pedestrian signs on leaving the car park. Should Queen’s Road car park be full, please use alternative car parks listed on the live signs located at intervals throughout the town centre. Reading Water Fest 2013 is organised by Reading Borough Council in partnership with the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust and supported by Reading Post, and the Bel and The Dragon

1:15pm Kennet Morris Men 1.45pm Aldbrickham Clog & Step Dance Group 2pm–4pm Reading College present; • The Explosion • Mon Cher • Leaving Party • Pudding Basket

Access to Homebase and Toy’s R Us car-park

Homebase & Toy’s R us

Access to Forbury Gardens

11am-5pm • Saturday15 June

4pm-4:30pm Jamie Trick Every effort has been made to ensure that details in this programme were correct at the time of going to press. However, Reading Borough Council, cannot accept responsibility for any changes, amendments and cancellations of any events or activities listed, nor any inaccuracies which may have been printed in error. Adverse weather conditions may cause some events to be cancelled or rescheduled.

4.30pm-5pm Alternative Queen of Reading & the Reading Fringe Festival present; Queen Vic, supported by No Direction

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Free!

Watch live performances & join in with free family activities in the Forbury Gardens, browse the avenue of stalls along Chestnut Walk, listen to live music, enjoy a tasty bite to eat and something refreshing at the Bel & The Dragon at Blake’s Lock and admire the flotilla of boats along the Kennet Canal

MEET CHILDREN’S AUTHOR CATHY CASSIDY From 2.30pm At Waterstone, Broad Street

www.reading.gov.uk facebook.com/readingwaterfest

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THE IDEAL DAY OUT ON A SUNNY SUMMER’S DAY IN JUNE – THAT’S WATER FEST! It is a sign of the huge popular support for this favourite community event that, in partnership with the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust Reading Borough Council has expanded it from year to year and yet it still retains its unspoilt and individual flavour. Reading Water Fest takes place on the Kennet in the heart of the town. The event winds it way through the Forbury Gardens, along Chestnut and Riverside Walk and ends at the Bel and The Dragon restaurant and the Riverside Museum. Over the last twenty four years people of all ages have flocked to Water Fest to soak up the atmosphere of a unique Reading event. Hundreds of thousands have attended Water Fest over the years, enjoying the sights and sounds of canal based activities in one of the most historic and charming parts of Reading.

FORBURY GARDENS

A mix of traditional and contemporary music and dance will keep you entertained. Catch one of the many performances from a variety of local dancers and musicians taking place here throughout the day. See the back page for this year’s performance timetable. There will also be a host of children’s activities and entertainment on offer in the gardens. Kids can enjoy, free face painting

and balloon modelling, an exciting activity led by the team from The Museum of Reading, stained glass painting, and lots more!

READING ARTS WEEK

Why not enter the Lighthouse, which will be located in the Forbury Gardens for one day only…have a peek through the portholes and watch some exciting water themed entertainment throughout the day!

Come and discover work created by Reading based artists in the lively outdoor art village with a collection of exciting & inspiring art, photography, sculpture & prints. Art Demonstrators will be running a series of creative activities. The Forbury Bandstand will be transformed with a gallery of art by students from Reading College. Find out more at www.reading.gov.uk/artsweek

Come and meet Eek the clown, and his partner Tinker, they will be performing in the Forbury Gardens throughout the day. Also don’t miss Obalob the juggler who will amaze you with his colourful juggling expertise! Why not enjoy a vintage picnic in the gardens whilst admiring Dolly the Campervan who will be serving afternoon tea all day…treat yourself to something tasty! In March 2013 Reading crowned its first Alternative Queen, burlesque artist Dame La Reine. Celebrating the wild, the wonderful and the sometimes downright eccentric side of Reading, The Alternative Queen continues to showcase the alternative acts Reading has to offer. Next up will be Queen Vic’s Emporium of Entertainment, premiering at the Reading Fringe on Friday July 19th. For a taster, come along to Forbury Gardens Stage at 4.30pm – clowns, jugglers, a German chanteuse and Queen Vic herself will be waiting to entertain you.

This year’s Reading Arts Week launches at Water Fest in the Forbury Gardens with a Arts Village market.

CHESTNUT WALK

Wander down to Chestnut Walk, home to The Oscar Wilde Memorial Walk and also to the event’s craft avenue. Browse amongst a range of hand crafted items such as jewellery, greetings cards, prints, jams, toys and canal ware on the towpath and admire the beautifully painted narrow-boats, new and old. Why not take a relaxing journey on one of the regular trips on the Kennet and Avon Canal Trusts narrowboat, running throughout the day. Keep your eye out for a very special water feature, you might be forgiven for thinking it’s real!

RIVERSIDE WALK

As you reach Riverside Walk, the event takes on a different feel as many local charity and community group stalls line the banks of the river, raising funds and awareness for their organisations.

BEL AND THE DRAGON

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the event and be entertained by Big Al’s Jazz Quartet who provide a wide range of music from their collection. The Bel and The Dragon will be serving a delicious lunch from 12noon – 2.30pm in the main restaurant and on the terrace. There will also be a selection of light refreshments available on the terrace where you can relax and listen to the traditional music and dance taking place throughout the afternoon. Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock Telling the story of Reading’s two rivers the Kennet and the Thames - the Riverside Museum occupies two former industrial buildings, the Screen House and the Turbine House.

ON THE WATER

There is so much to see on the water. The beautifully painted boats moored along the length of the site will also take part in three special parades throughout the day. They will then be judged in the best dressed boat competition. Take the opportunity to stop and chat to one of the boaters, some of whom will also be judged on the day in ‘the best dressed boater’ competition. They will be more than happy to tell you about life on the water. You can also expect to see an extra special duck race!

THE KENNET & AVON CANAL

The Kennet and Avon Canal links the River Thames at Reading with the sea at Bristol, a distance of 87 miles. Originally a successful freight route it declined in the face of competition from railways and roads. By the 1960s many of the locks were unusable and the waterway was being overgrown by weeds. Thanks to the efforts of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust and their supporters, the canal was gradually restored. In 1990 through travel was again possible along the whole canal and Her Majesty the Queen performed a re-opening ceremony at Devizes where 29 locks take the waterway down a steep hill. The canal now operates as part of the national canal system, which covers much of Britain. The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust is a voluntary society formed just over fifty years ago to oppose closure of the Kennet and Avon canal. Fund raising and physical work by thousands of supporters led to the biggest restoration scheme in British canal history and re-opening in 1990. Today the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust continues to campaign to improve the restored canal for all kinds of visitors, whether on the land or in boats, and to ensure a secure future for this fascinating waterway.

The Trust encourages people to enjoy the quiet environment of the canal and offers a wide range of facilities on offer for visitors. These include; • Tea rooms at Aldermaston, Devizes, Newbury and Bradford on Avon. • Trip boats at Newbury, Hungerford, Devizes and Bradford on Avon available for public trips and for charter. • A Canal Museum at Devizes • A pumping station at Crofton near Hungerford with historic steam powered beam engines. • A historic water-wheel powered pumping station at Claverton, near Bath. The canal towpath is perfect for short strolls and longer walks and is followed by long distance cycle route number 4 for much of the way. More details of the The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust and the facilities we offer along the canal can be found on our stand at Reading Water Fest, on the web at www.katrust.org.uk; by post from Kennet and Avon Canal Trust , The Wharf, Couch Lane, Devizes SN10 1EB or by phone on 01380 721279. Join the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust today and help to improve and protect this wonderful local waterway for everybody to enjoy.


THE IDEAL DAY OUT ON A SUNNY SUMMER’S DAY IN JUNE – THAT’S WATER FEST! It is a sign of the huge popular support for this favourite community event that, in partnership with the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust Reading Borough Council has expanded it from year to year and yet it still retains its unspoilt and individual flavour. Reading Water Fest takes place on the Kennet in the heart of the town. The event winds it way through the Forbury Gardens, along Chestnut and Riverside Walk and ends at the Bel and The Dragon restaurant and the Riverside Museum. Over the last twenty four years people of all ages have flocked to Water Fest to soak up the atmosphere of a unique Reading event. Hundreds of thousands have attended Water Fest over the years, enjoying the sights and sounds of canal based activities in one of the most historic and charming parts of Reading.

FORBURY GARDENS

A mix of traditional and contemporary music and dance will keep you entertained. Catch one of the many performances from a variety of local dancers and musicians taking place here throughout the day. See the back page for this year’s performance timetable. There will also be a host of children’s activities and entertainment on offer in the gardens. Kids can enjoy, free face painting

and balloon modelling, an exciting activity led by the team from The Museum of Reading, stained glass painting, and lots more!

READING ARTS WEEK

Why not enter the Lighthouse, which will be located in the Forbury Gardens for one day only…have a peek through the portholes and watch some exciting water themed entertainment throughout the day!

Come and discover work created by Reading based artists in the lively outdoor art village with a collection of exciting & inspiring art, photography, sculpture & prints. Art Demonstrators will be running a series of creative activities. The Forbury Bandstand will be transformed with a gallery of art by students from Reading College. Find out more at www.reading.gov.uk/artsweek

Come and meet Eek the clown, and his partner Tinker, they will be performing in the Forbury Gardens throughout the day. Also don’t miss Obalob the juggler who will amaze you with his colourful juggling expertise! Why not enjoy a vintage picnic in the gardens whilst admiring Dolly the Campervan who will be serving afternoon tea all day…treat yourself to something tasty! In March 2013 Reading crowned its first Alternative Queen, burlesque artist Dame La Reine. Celebrating the wild, the wonderful and the sometimes downright eccentric side of Reading, The Alternative Queen continues to showcase the alternative acts Reading has to offer. Next up will be Queen Vic’s Emporium of Entertainment, premiering at the Reading Fringe on Friday July 19th. For a taster, come along to Forbury Gardens Stage at 4.30pm – clowns, jugglers, a German chanteuse and Queen Vic herself will be waiting to entertain you.

This year’s Reading Arts Week launches at Water Fest in the Forbury Gardens with a Arts Village market.

CHESTNUT WALK

Wander down to Chestnut Walk, home to The Oscar Wilde Memorial Walk and also to the event’s craft avenue. Browse amongst a range of hand crafted items such as jewellery, greetings cards, prints, jams, toys and canal ware on the towpath and admire the beautifully painted narrow-boats, new and old. Why not take a relaxing journey on one of the regular trips on the Kennet and Avon Canal Trusts narrowboat, running throughout the day. Keep your eye out for a very special water feature, you might be forgiven for thinking it’s real!

RIVERSIDE WALK

As you reach Riverside Walk, the event takes on a different feel as many local charity and community group stalls line the banks of the river, raising funds and awareness for their organisations.

BEL AND THE DRAGON

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the event and be entertained by Big Al’s Jazz Quartet who provide a wide range of music from their collection. The Bel and The Dragon will be serving a delicious lunch from 12noon – 2.30pm in the main restaurant and on the terrace. There will also be a selection of light refreshments available on the terrace where you can relax and listen to the traditional music and dance taking place throughout the afternoon. Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock Telling the story of Reading’s two rivers the Kennet and the Thames - the Riverside Museum occupies two former industrial buildings, the Screen House and the Turbine House.

ON THE WATER

There is so much to see on the water. The beautifully painted boats moored along the length of the site will also take part in three special parades throughout the day. They will then be judged in the best dressed boat competition. Take the opportunity to stop and chat to one of the boaters, some of whom will also be judged on the day in ‘the best dressed boater’ competition. They will be more than happy to tell you about life on the water. You can also expect to see an extra special duck race!

THE KENNET & AVON CANAL

The Kennet and Avon Canal links the River Thames at Reading with the sea at Bristol, a distance of 87 miles. Originally a successful freight route it declined in the face of competition from railways and roads. By the 1960s many of the locks were unusable and the waterway was being overgrown by weeds. Thanks to the efforts of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust and their supporters, the canal was gradually restored. In 1990 through travel was again possible along the whole canal and Her Majesty the Queen performed a re-opening ceremony at Devizes where 29 locks take the waterway down a steep hill. The canal now operates as part of the national canal system, which covers much of Britain. The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust is a voluntary society formed just over fifty years ago to oppose closure of the Kennet and Avon canal. Fund raising and physical work by thousands of supporters led to the biggest restoration scheme in British canal history and re-opening in 1990. Today the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust continues to campaign to improve the restored canal for all kinds of visitors, whether on the land or in boats, and to ensure a secure future for this fascinating waterway.

The Trust encourages people to enjoy the quiet environment of the canal and offers a wide range of facilities on offer for visitors. These include; • Tea rooms at Aldermaston, Devizes, Newbury and Bradford on Avon. • Trip boats at Newbury, Hungerford, Devizes and Bradford on Avon available for public trips and for charter. • A Canal Museum at Devizes • A pumping station at Crofton near Hungerford with historic steam powered beam engines. • A historic water-wheel powered pumping station at Claverton, near Bath. The canal towpath is perfect for short strolls and longer walks and is followed by long distance cycle route number 4 for much of the way. More details of the The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust and the facilities we offer along the canal can be found on our stand at Reading Water Fest, on the web at www.katrust.org.uk; by post from Kennet and Avon Canal Trust , The Wharf, Couch Lane, Devizes SN10 1EB or by phone on 01380 721279. Join the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust today and help to improve and protect this wonderful local waterway for everybody to enjoy.


THE IDEAL DAY OUT ON A SUNNY SUMMER’S DAY IN JUNE – THAT’S WATER FEST! It is a sign of the huge popular support for this favourite community event that, in partnership with the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust Reading Borough Council has expanded it from year to year and yet it still retains its unspoilt and individual flavour. Reading Water Fest takes place on the Kennet in the heart of the town. The event winds it way through the Forbury Gardens, along Chestnut and Riverside Walk and ends at the Bel and The Dragon restaurant and the Riverside Museum. Over the last twenty four years people of all ages have flocked to Water Fest to soak up the atmosphere of a unique Reading event. Hundreds of thousands have attended Water Fest over the years, enjoying the sights and sounds of canal based activities in one of the most historic and charming parts of Reading.

FORBURY GARDENS

A mix of traditional and contemporary music and dance will keep you entertained. Catch one of the many performances from a variety of local dancers and musicians taking place here throughout the day. See the back page for this year’s performance timetable. There will also be a host of children’s activities and entertainment on offer in the gardens. Kids can enjoy, free face painting

and balloon modelling, an exciting activity led by the team from The Museum of Reading, stained glass painting, and lots more!

READING ARTS WEEK

Why not enter the Lighthouse, which will be located in the Forbury Gardens for one day only…have a peek through the portholes and watch some exciting water themed entertainment throughout the day!

Come and discover work created by Reading based artists in the lively outdoor art village with a collection of exciting & inspiring art, photography, sculpture & prints. Art Demonstrators will be running a series of creative activities. The Forbury Bandstand will be transformed with a gallery of art by students from Reading College. Find out more at www.reading.gov.uk/artsweek

Come and meet Eek the clown, and his partner Tinker, they will be performing in the Forbury Gardens throughout the day. Also don’t miss Obalob the juggler who will amaze you with his colourful juggling expertise! Why not enjoy a vintage picnic in the gardens whilst admiring Dolly the Campervan who will be serving afternoon tea all day…treat yourself to something tasty! In March 2013 Reading crowned its first Alternative Queen, burlesque artist Dame La Reine. Celebrating the wild, the wonderful and the sometimes downright eccentric side of Reading, The Alternative Queen continues to showcase the alternative acts Reading has to offer. Next up will be Queen Vic’s Emporium of Entertainment, premiering at the Reading Fringe on Friday July 19th. For a taster, come along to Forbury Gardens Stage at 4.30pm – clowns, jugglers, a German chanteuse and Queen Vic herself will be waiting to entertain you.

This year’s Reading Arts Week launches at Water Fest in the Forbury Gardens with a Arts Village market.

CHESTNUT WALK

Wander down to Chestnut Walk, home to The Oscar Wilde Memorial Walk and also to the event’s craft avenue. Browse amongst a range of hand crafted items such as jewellery, greetings cards, prints, jams, toys and canal ware on the towpath and admire the beautifully painted narrow-boats, new and old. Why not take a relaxing journey on one of the regular trips on the Kennet and Avon Canal Trusts narrowboat, running throughout the day. Keep your eye out for a very special water feature, you might be forgiven for thinking it’s real!

RIVERSIDE WALK

As you reach Riverside Walk, the event takes on a different feel as many local charity and community group stalls line the banks of the river, raising funds and awareness for their organisations.

BEL AND THE DRAGON

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the event and be entertained by Big Al’s Jazz Quartet who provide a wide range of music from their collection. The Bel and The Dragon will be serving a delicious lunch from 12noon – 2.30pm in the main restaurant and on the terrace. There will also be a selection of light refreshments available on the terrace where you can relax and listen to the traditional music and dance taking place throughout the afternoon. Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock Telling the story of Reading’s two rivers the Kennet and the Thames - the Riverside Museum occupies two former industrial buildings, the Screen House and the Turbine House.

ON THE WATER

There is so much to see on the water. The beautifully painted boats moored along the length of the site will also take part in three special parades throughout the day. They will then be judged in the best dressed boat competition. Take the opportunity to stop and chat to one of the boaters, some of whom will also be judged on the day in ‘the best dressed boater’ competition. They will be more than happy to tell you about life on the water. You can also expect to see an extra special duck race!

THE KENNET & AVON CANAL

The Kennet and Avon Canal links the River Thames at Reading with the sea at Bristol, a distance of 87 miles. Originally a successful freight route it declined in the face of competition from railways and roads. By the 1960s many of the locks were unusable and the waterway was being overgrown by weeds. Thanks to the efforts of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust and their supporters, the canal was gradually restored. In 1990 through travel was again possible along the whole canal and Her Majesty the Queen performed a re-opening ceremony at Devizes where 29 locks take the waterway down a steep hill. The canal now operates as part of the national canal system, which covers much of Britain. The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust is a voluntary society formed just over fifty years ago to oppose closure of the Kennet and Avon canal. Fund raising and physical work by thousands of supporters led to the biggest restoration scheme in British canal history and re-opening in 1990. Today the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust continues to campaign to improve the restored canal for all kinds of visitors, whether on the land or in boats, and to ensure a secure future for this fascinating waterway.

The Trust encourages people to enjoy the quiet environment of the canal and offers a wide range of facilities on offer for visitors. These include; • Tea rooms at Aldermaston, Devizes, Newbury and Bradford on Avon. • Trip boats at Newbury, Hungerford, Devizes and Bradford on Avon available for public trips and for charter. • A Canal Museum at Devizes • A pumping station at Crofton near Hungerford with historic steam powered beam engines. • A historic water-wheel powered pumping station at Claverton, near Bath. The canal towpath is perfect for short strolls and longer walks and is followed by long distance cycle route number 4 for much of the way. More details of the The Kennet and Avon Canal Trust and the facilities we offer along the canal can be found on our stand at Reading Water Fest, on the web at www.katrust.org.uk; by post from Kennet and Avon Canal Trust , The Wharf, Couch Lane, Devizes SN10 1EB or by phone on 01380 721279. Join the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust today and help to improve and protect this wonderful local waterway for everybody to enjoy.


GETTING THERE

WHAT’S ON, WHERE... ON THE WATER

12noon Boat Parade 1pm Judging of best dressed boat 2pm Canoe demonstrations 2.30pm Boat Parade 3.30pm Presentation of best dressed boat competition winners 4pm Duck Race

RIVERSIDE WALK

All day Browse amongst dozens of stalls representing local charity and community groups

BEL & THE DRAGON

Performance Area 12noon-4pm Live sets from Big Al’s Jazz Quartet

The Water Fest site is just a few minutes walk from the town centre and 5 minutes walk from Reading Railway Station and all main bus routes.

FORBURY GARDENS 11am The Barbarettes

11.20am Shinfield Shambles 11.45am Kennet Morris Men 12.20pm Shinfield Shambles 12.40pm The Barbarettes 1pm Aldbrickham Clog & Step Dance Group

Pay parking is available at car parks throughout the centre of Reading, the nearest being the council-run Queen’s Road multi-storey.

s Enquirie771 2 0118 937 rs Boate 47 82 0118 959

Queen’s Road car park will be signed and you can pick up pedestrian signs on leaving the car park. Should Queen’s Road car park be full, please use alternative car parks listed on the live signs located at intervals throughout the town centre. Reading Water Fest 2013 is organised by Reading Borough Council in partnership with the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust and supported by Reading Post, and the Bel and The Dragon

1:15pm Kennet Morris Men 1.45pm Aldbrickham Clog & Step Dance Group 2pm–4pm Reading College present; • The Explosion • Mon Cher • Leaving Party • Pudding Basket

Access to Homebase and Toy’s R Us car-park

Homebase & Toy’s R us

Access to Forbury Gardens

11am-5pm • Saturday15 June

4pm-4:30pm Jamie Trick Every effort has been made to ensure that details in this programme were correct at the time of going to press. However, Reading Borough Council, cannot accept responsibility for any changes, amendments and cancellations of any events or activities listed, nor any inaccuracies which may have been printed in error. Adverse weather conditions may cause some events to be cancelled or rescheduled.

4.30pm-5pm Alternative Queen of Reading & the Reading Fringe Festival present; Queen Vic, supported by No Direction

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Free!

Watch live performances & join in with free family activities in the Forbury Gardens, browse the avenue of stalls along Chestnut Walk, listen to live music, enjoy a tasty bite to eat and something refreshing at the Bel & The Dragon at Blake’s Lock and admire the flotilla of boats along the Kennet Canal

MEET CHILDREN’S AUTHOR CATHY CASSIDY From 2.30pm At Waterstone, Broad Street

www.reading.gov.uk facebook.com/readingwaterfest

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GETTING THERE

WHAT’S ON, WHERE... ON THE WATER

12noon Boat Parade 1pm Judging of best dressed boat 2pm Canoe demonstrations 2.30pm Boat Parade 3.30pm Presentation of best dressed boat competition winners 4pm Duck Race

RIVERSIDE WALK

All day Browse amongst dozens of stalls representing local charity and community groups

BEL & THE DRAGON

Performance Area 12noon-4pm Live sets from Big Al’s Jazz Quartet

The Water Fest site is just a few minutes walk from the town centre and 5 minutes walk from Reading Railway Station and all main bus routes.

FORBURY GARDENS 11am The Barbarettes

11.20am Shinfield Shambles 11.45am Kennet Morris Men 12.20pm Shinfield Shambles 12.40pm The Barbarettes 1pm Aldbrickham Clog & Step Dance Group

Pay parking is available at car parks throughout the centre of Reading, the nearest being the council-run Queen’s Road multi-storey.

s Enquirie771 2 0118 937 rs Boate 47 82 0118 959

Queen’s Road car park will be signed and you can pick up pedestrian signs on leaving the car park. Should Queen’s Road car park be full, please use alternative car parks listed on the live signs located at intervals throughout the town centre. Reading Water Fest 2013 is organised by Reading Borough Council in partnership with the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust and supported by Reading Post, and the Bel and The Dragon

1:15pm Kennet Morris Men 1.45pm Aldbrickham Clog & Step Dance Group 2pm–4pm Reading College present; • The Explosion • Mon Cher • Leaving Party • Pudding Basket

Access to Homebase and Toy’s R Us car-park

Homebase & Toy’s R us

Access to Forbury Gardens

11am-5pm • Saturday15 June

4pm-4:30pm Jamie Trick Every effort has been made to ensure that details in this programme were correct at the time of going to press. However, Reading Borough Council, cannot accept responsibility for any changes, amendments and cancellations of any events or activities listed, nor any inaccuracies which may have been printed in error. Adverse weather conditions may cause some events to be cancelled or rescheduled.

4.30pm-5pm Alternative Queen of Reading & the Reading Fringe Festival present; Queen Vic, supported by No Direction

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Wee2k013

Free!

Watch live performances & join in with free family activities in the Forbury Gardens, browse the avenue of stalls along Chestnut Walk, listen to live music, enjoy a tasty bite to eat and something refreshing at the Bel & The Dragon at Blake’s Lock and admire the flotilla of boats along the Kennet Canal

MEET CHILDREN’S AUTHOR CATHY CASSIDY From 2.30pm At Waterstone, Broad Street

www.reading.gov.uk facebook.com/readingwaterfest

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Reading Water Fest brochure 2013