October 2021 What’s On

IF YOU have an event planned, please send details to editors@cavershambridge.org
We need to receive these no later than the 10th of the month before the event for inclusion in the printed paper. Later submissions can be included in this online What’s On, which is updated regularly.

October is Black History Month www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/black-history-month-2021
This year, Black History Month aims to recognise the achievements and contributions Black people make to the UK every day – from the Black people working on the Covid-19 frontline in our hospitals, care homes, schools, supermarkets and warehouses, to the children and young people leading the fight for equality in the classroom, to the household names using their platforms to push for change.

Caversham Library opening: 09:00 -17:00 Tuesday and Friday, 13:00 – 17:00 Thursday and 10:00 – 15:00 Saturday

Sundays – Farmer’s Market and Artisan Fair – 10:00 – 15:00 Caversham precinct www.facebook.com/CAFMarket

Tuesdays – Riverate Choir – 19:00 Caversham Heights Methodist Church, Highmoor Road. Enjoy singing together. For details see http://rivarate.com

Friday, 1 October – Bereavement Café – monthly drop-in for the bereaved – 14:00 – 15:30  St Barnabas Parish Centre, Emmer Green, RG4 8RA  Every first Friday of the month thereafter.  All welcome. Contact Gillian Wilson 0118 9478772 for information.

Saturday 2 October Harvest Eco Fest – 14:00 – 16:00 at St Andrew’s Church, Albert Road, RG4 7PL Poster with details

Saturday 2 OctoberAutumn Fun Day – 10:00 – 11:00 at St Martin’s School, Pendennis Avenue, RG4 6SS Autumn-themed crafts and games for 3-year olds in their Early Years classroom and forest school area. Book a place by contacting the school office. Tel: 0118 937 5544 email: admin@stmartins.reading.sch.uk

Monday 4 OctoberCaversham Park Bridge Club – 19:15 for 19:30 start. The Milestone Centre. Phone Lin 9477820 for further information. www.bridgewebs.com/cavershampark

Wednesday 6 October – Rosehill Women’s Institute – 14:00 St Barnabas Village Hall

 Thursday 7 OctoberCaversham Inner Wheel – 10:30 Milestone Centre, Caversham Park Village. Fred McCrindle OBE will speak about Dementia and Alzheimer’s. For details, contact Anne Long, email longsoflyegrove@yahoo.co.uk

Saturday 9 October Artists & Makers Fair – 10:00-16:00 – Caversham Methodist Hall, 272 Gosbrook Road. Local artists and craftspeople display their work for sale. Free entry. Phone Jean 07808 966928 for information or visit: www.nimblethimble.co.uk

Thursday 14 – Sunday 17 October – Fair Trade Marquee Sale – 10:00 – 16:00 Thurs-Sat, 12:00 – 16:00 Sun. 97 South View Avenue – Traidcraft and other fair-trade crafts and goods from around the world. For details see www.facebook.com/cavershamfairtrade or ring 07986 905784

Tuesday 19 OctoberCaptured by God’s vision for a multi-cultural church – 19.00 Churches Together in Caversham for Black History Month. With the Rev David Edwards of the New Testament Church of God Crewe (The Lighthouse Centre) , Zoom meeting, login , passcode: 118615

Wednesday 20 OctoberWarren and District Residents Association Annual General Meeting – 19:30 – 21:30 at the Mapledurham Playing Fields Pavilion. Details https://wadra.org

Thursday 21 October – Public exhibition about Plans for Caversham Park – 14:00 – 21:00.  Beechcroft Developments Ltd. If you wish to attend the event, email cavershampark@beechcroft.co.uk

Thursday 21 OctoberCaversham WI – Dorothy Cook presents ‘Tales of a Midwife’ – 19:30 Church House (next to Waitrose). This session is about the personal experiences of a midwife but also contains some discussion of FGM. New members welcome – contact the secretary, Joy Kennedy 07786642424 or Email: cavershamwi@berkshirewi.co.uk

Saturday 23 – Saturday 30 OctoberAutumn Festival of Music and Art – Four concerts (23/24th and 29/30th) themed around French, Spanish, Gypsy and Jazz music at St Andrew’s Church, Albert Road. Under 16’s free. For information and tickets see www.concertsincaversham.co.uk

Monday 25 – Sunday 31 October Caversham’s Children’s Book Festival – seven authors and events at Fourbears Bookshop, 20 Prospect Street, starting at 10:30 on the Monday. Booking essential – for details see www.facebook.com/fourbearsbooksuk

Monday 25 – Sunday 31 October WADRA Halloween Trail – decorate your house and be part of the fun. Register at wadra.org/halloween-2021-registration  Map available the last week of October for download from the WADRA website https://wadra.org/

Saturday 30 October – Book signing by Robin Ince – comedian, actor, writer and co-presenter with physicist Brian Cox of the BBC radio’s The Infinite Monkey Cage.   Signing copies of his new book ‘The Importance of Being Interested: Adventures in Scientific Curiosity, Fourbears Books, Prospect Street. 13:30

Sunday 31 October –  Warren and District Residents Association Halloween Parade  – see https://wadra.org for details

Sunday 31 October – Author reading and signing – Kaya and Tuesday Holder – Authors of ‘Tawny and Maya – Unique Me’ reading and signing their book, Fourbears Bookshop, Prospect Street. 10:00

Sunday 31 October – Seances, spooks and spiritualism – the supernatural inspirations behind The Lost Ones – Talk by local author Anita Frank, Fourbears Bookshop, Prospect Street. 19:00 £3 including refreshments. Contact 0118 948 1747 or www.facebook.com/fourbearsbooksuk for details.

Advance notice: Caversham Traders Association have agreed to hold a pre-Christmas late night shopping evening on Friday 3 December. Details to follow. Check their web site: www.choosecaversham.co.uk