December 2021 What’s On

IF YOU have an event planned, please send details to 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 our online What’s On, which is updated regularly. To see what has been added check:

Many of our churches will be holding special services over the Christmas period. Please check their individual websites (see page 2) for details. At the time of writing there is still some uncertainty about any Covid-19 restrictions which may apply.

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

December – January – Exhibition of small artworksGeo Café in Prospect Street. Works by Caversham artist Liz Real ( and fellow member of Reading Guild of Artists Michael Garaway ( 10% of sales will be donated to Launchpad Reading

Liz’s pop-up art gallery ‘Art in the Arbour’ is open by appointment for the purchase of cards for Launchpad (50% donated to the charity on any sales) and art. She has a new range of cards featuring Reading – including a Christmas card design.

Email or call 0790 9766733 to make an appointment.

Sundays – Farmer’s Market and Artisan Fair 10:00 – 15:00 Caversham precinct

Tuesdays – Riverate Choir – 19:30 Caversham Heights Methodist Church, Highmoor Road. Enjoy singing together. For details see

MondaysCaversham Park Bridge Club – at the Milestone Centre, 19:15 for 19:30 start. Phone Lin 9477820 for further information.

Wednesday 1 December – Rosehill WI – 14:00 St Barnabas Village Hall. Martyn Harrison (tenor) on Christmas Waits, as well as a quiz and general Christmas songs

Friday 3 December – 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.  All welcome. Contact Gillian Wilson 0118 9478772 for information.

Friday 3 December – Cavmas – Caversham’s Christmas Shopping Evening -From 18:00 in the Precinct and along Church Street and Prospect Street. Pop-up bar in the precinct and a reverse Santa.

Saturday 4 DecemberSt Barnabas Christmas Fair – 14:00-16:00 Church Hall & Parish Centre Grove Road, Emmer Green Proceeds to charity. Everything you would expect and more, including refreshments and Father Christmas. To offer items for the fair (before the day) please call: Wendy Howell on 946 1365

Saturday 4 DecemberSouth Chiltern Choral Society Christmas Gala – 19:00 – 20:00 South Chiltern Choral Society celebrate their 70th Anniversary with a programme of Christmas delights at Chiltern Edge School, Sonning Common, RG4 9LN For details contact Jane Pares, phone 07764502621
Email:  Website:

Saturday 11 December 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.

Saturday 11 December – Christmas Concert by Candlelight – 19:30 – Concerts in Caversham St Andrew’s Church, Albert Road, RG4 7PL. Tickets available from The Caversham Picture Framers and Gallery – 0118 9481610 and online at

Tickets will be £22, £20 (60+), £16 (16-25s). Under 16s are free.

Thursday 16 DecemberCaversham WI meeting – 19:30 Church House (next to Waitrose). Every 3rd Thursday of the month. Jaye Windmill reciting Christmas stories. New members are welcome. Email: Secretary: Joy Kennedy on 07786642424

Saturday 18 DecemberChristmas carols in Caversham Precinct – Starting at 10.30Rivarate, the Caversham choir, will be singing. There will be a voluntary collection in aid of Launchpad.