July 2023 What’s On

If you have an event planned, please send details to whatson@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 on our online What’s On, which is updated regularly. To see what has been added check: cavershambridge.org/archives/category/around-caversham

 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 reading.gov.uk/leisure/all-libraries/caversham-library

 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. bridgewebs.com/cavershampark

TuesdaysBabies and Toddlers – Gosbrook Road Methodist Church. Term times, 10:00 – 11:30. All welcome.

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

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

 WednesdaysCaversham Writers – Welcoming enthusiastic hobbyists and aspiring authors alike.  Meeting weekly in person or via Zoom.  Free to all.  For details: meetup.com/CavershamWriters or @CavershamWriter on Twitter

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

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

Sundays – Nordic Walk (or just walking). Free to all. Tel. 07931 754096 or email Pat at Wirralbird@hotmail.com

Sundays – Readifolk Song and Music Club – 20:00 – 22:30 in the garden of Watlington House, RG1 4RA.  £8 admission for performances, £3 on singing nights. See www.redifolk.co.uk

Saturday 1 July – A force to be reckoned with – The story of pioneering women in the police force, 13:00 Caversham Court Gardens – The Mikron Theatre. Bring a picnic! For details, see https://mikron.org.uk

Sunday 2 July – National Meadows Day – 11:00 at Clayfield Copse. A guided walk begins from the car park on Caversham Park Road. Please come earlier to learn more about the work done by Friends of Clayfield Copse, or bring a picnic to have on the meadow after the walk. For information contact Judith on 0118 9478920 or visit www.econetreading.org.uk

Wednesday 5th July – Rosehill Ladies Meeting –  14:00 St Barnabas Village Hall, Emmer Green. Barbara Walmsley will speak on Ways of Raising Money for Charity.  All welcome. Contact jeandhewitt@gmail.com

 Thursday 6 JulyPang Valley Ramblers – 10:30 Thames Path and Mad Duck Café. A 4.3 mile walk starting at Purley.  First of several walks this month. For more information see: www.pvramblers.org.uk

Friday 7 JulyBereavement 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

Saturday 8 JulyParish Summer Fête – from 13:00 at Caversham Court Gardens – see page 4 for details

Saturday July 8UK premiere of The Arc in the Sky, by American composer Kile Smith, performed by Reading Bach Choir – 19:30, Douai Abbey, Woolhampton. See www.readingbachchoir.org.uk

 Saturday 8 JulySouth Chiltern Choral Society present an evening of light summer music – 19:30 at Queen Anne’s School, Reading, RG4 6DX. Visit www.southchilternchoralsociety.org.uk

 Saturday 8 July – Peppard Unplugged19:30 at Peppard Memorial Hall.  An evening of live music.  For more information see www.peppardunplugged.co.uk/next-show or email info@peppardunplugged.co.uk

Friday 14 – Sunday 16 JulyReadipop Festival – Headline acts include Jungle Brothers and Professor Green –  Christchurch Meadows. Starting 17:00 Raising funds for Readipop Charity – see readipop.co.uk/festival for line up details and to buy tickets.

Saturday 15 JulySt Barnabas Garden Party – 14:00 – 16:00 See page 4 for details or www.facebook.com/StBarnabasEmmerGreen

Sunday 16 July – SISATA’s outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ – 18:30 at Caversham Court Gardens. Bring your picnics, and enjoy this outdoor production. Tickets are £12-£15 and can be found at www.sisata.co.uk

Thursday 20 JulyCaversham Women’s Institute – 19:30 at Church House, Caversham.  www.thewi.org.uk or Tel. 0118 9475176

Sunday 23 July – Hymn Café – 15:00 – 16:00 at Caversham Baptist Church. Relaxed café style setting with hymns, prayers, testimony and cake.

Monday 24 July – Berkshire & South Oxfordshire Churches: hidden gems & stories – 14.00 talk for Reading u3a by Catherine Sampson, Chairman of Berkshire Family History Society at Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading. Free entry, non-members welcome. See www.readingu3a.org.uk

 Friday 28 July – Le Cercle Français – 19:30 – 21:30 at Church House, 59 Church Street, RG4 8AX. For those who are learning French, love France and for French nationals.  Admission £5, welcome drink included.  Email: readingcerclefrancais@gmail.com