May 2023 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 on our online What’s On, which is updated regularly. To see what has been added check:

 Caversham Library – opening: 09:00 – 17:00 Tuesday and Friday, 13:00 – 19:00 Thursday and 10:00 – 15:00 Saturday. For regular events such as Rhymetime see

Geo CaféArtists Against Homelessness, an ongoing and changing exhibition of art by local artists at Geo Café, Prospect Street. For each sale the artist makes a donation to Launchpad Reading. Daily 8:00 to 17:00, Sunday 8:00 to 15:00.

MondaysCaversham Park Bridge Club – at the Milestone Centre,19:15 for 19:30 start. Phone Lin 0118 3348195 for further information.

TuesdaysBabies and Toddlers – Gosbrook Road Methodist Church. 10:00 – 11:30 in term time. All welcome.

TuesdaysSt. John’s Baby and Toddler Group – Caversham Hall, St. John’s Road. 09:30 – 11:00 in term time. All welcome. See

TuesdaysRivarate Choir – 19:30 in term time at Caversham Heights Methodist Church, Highmoor Road. Enjoy singing together. For details see

Wednesdays – Light on the Hill Café – 19:30 – 21:30 in term time at Grace Church, 119 Peppard Road, RG4 8TR. A wellbeing café for adults 18+. Come as you are for tea and a chat.

Sundays – Farmer’s Market and Artisan Fair – Caversham Precinct. 10:00 – 15:00.  See

Sundays – Nordic Walk (or just walking). Free to all. One to one training with qualified instructor.  Tel. 07931 754096

Wednesday 3 MayPang Valley Ramblers – 10:30 from Hambelden. A 6-mile walk starting at Mill End Car Park. First of several walks this month. For more information see:

Wednesday 3 MayRosehill Ladies Meeting – 14:00  at St Barnabas Village Hall, Emmer Green. Replacing Rosehill WI with meetings on the first Wednesday of the month. All welcome. Contact for details.

Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 MayPlant Sale for Water Aid and Ukraine – 10:00 – 18:00 daily except Sunday 10:00 to 14:00, 97 South View Avenue for details

Friday 5 MayBereavement Café – 14:00 – 15:30 at St. Barnabas, Emmer Green.  The café is a safe place to find others who have had their own loss and can appreciate something of your experience. For further info Tel. Gill at 0118 9478772

Friday 5 MayHandel’s MESSIAH, staged by Merry Opera – 19:30 at St Andrew’s Caversham. Tickets £20 online at or at the door.

Monday 8 MayCaversham Horticultural Society’s Spring Plant Sale – 10:00 – 11.30 at Oakley Road allotments (next to vets). Cash/cheque sales only.

Thursday 11 May Reading Walks Festival – Shiplake to Reading – 8 miles – 10:30 Walk Works guided walk, £10 per person. See

Saturday 13 May – Artists & Makers Fair – 10:00 – 16:00 at Caversham Methodist Hall, Gosbrook Road. Local artists and craftspeople display their work for sale. Free entry. For further information, phone Jean at 07808 966928 or visit

Saturday 13 May – Handyman Sale – 10:00 – 12:00 at St Barnabas Church, Emmer Green.
Bring friends and neighbours to the annual Handyman Sale. Tool sharpening, bric-a-brac, books, plants, china, tools and much more.  Call Wendy on 07929 874191 to make donations or for more details. Proceeds go to our African charities.

Saturday 13 May – Peppard Unplugged19:30 at Peppard Memorial Hall.  An evening of live music.  For more information: email

Wednesday 17 May – Making the most of what you have with Benjamin Pope – 19:30 Caversham Horticultural Society at Caversham Baptist Church. Admission for non-members: £3.00. Refreshments and a raffle.

Thursday 18 MayCaversham Women’s Institute – 19:30 at Church House, Caversham. or Tel. 01189 477868

Thursday 18 – Saturday 20 MaySherlock Holmes in The Curious Case of the Cow in the Spotlight – 20:00 Thursday/Friday, 19:00 Saturday – Caversham Park Theatre at The Milestone Centre, Milestone Way, RG4 6PF. Tickets £11 (Concessions £10) book at

Sunday 28 May – Hymn Café – 15:00 – 16:00 at Caversham Baptist Church. Relaxed café style setting with hymns, prayers, testimony and cake. Last Sunday of the month.