August 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:

Many regular events are paused during August. However, there are plenty of other summer activities scheduled. 

 Caversham Library – opening: 09:00 – 17:00 Tuesday and Friday, 13:00 – 19:00 Thursday and 10:00 – 15:00 Saturday. Regular events include:

Rhymetimes for the little ones – popular, so please book first! Every Tuesday at 10:15 and 11:15.
Games Club, Friday mornings 10:30-12:00. All adults welcome – refreshments!
Sit and Stitch 17:30 – 19:45, on 2nd and 4th Thursdays every month. Refreshments – come and be inspired.
Caversham Library: Tel.  0118 9375103 or 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. Open every day.

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

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

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

Sundays – Nordic Walk (or just walking). Free to all. Tel. 07931754096 or email Pat at

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

Wednesday 2 to Thursday 31 August – Exhibition of the work of artist Adeline Breton – 10:00 – 16:00 Tuesday-Saturday, Caversham Picture Framer, 5A Church Road. For details, see

 Friday, 4 AugustBereavement 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

Thursday 10 August to Saturday 23 September How the other half loves – a comedy by Alan Ayckbourn – The Mill Theatre, Sonning. For info see

 Saturday 12 AugustCarnival of the World – 12:00 – 18:00 Live stage and parade, Broad Street, Reading. See

 Thursday 17 AugustCaversham Women’s Institute – 19:30 at Church House, Caversham. or Tel. 01189 475176

Wednesday 23 August – Light on the Hill Cafe – 19:30 – 21:30 at Grace Church, 119 Peppard Road, RG4 8TR. A wellbeing cafe for adults 18+. Come as you are for tea and a chat.

Thursday 24 to Monday 28 August –  Reading Festival Litter Picks around central Caversham – Caversham Globe volunteers meet late afternoons. For details, contact

Friday 25 August– 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:

Saturday 2 September – Caversham Horticultural Society  Autumn Show – 14.00 – 16:30 at Emmer Green Primary School. For details, see