October 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: https://cavershambridge.org/archives/category/around-caversham

Caversham Library – 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.
Tel. 0118 9375103 or 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. Open every day.

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 time 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 X (Twitter)

Wednesdays – The Waltham St. Lawrence Silver Band – Neville Hall in Waltham St. Lawrence RG10 0JJ. 20:00 – 22:00. Free and friendly club for brass instrumentalists.  Email: waltham.band@gmail.com

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

Thursdays – Friendly Over-60s Social Club – 10:00 – 13:00 at Milestone Centre, Caversham Park Village. Hot lunch, quizzes, and the chance to chat.  Contact Cheryl at 07964 750182 or Trina at 07477 570541

SaturdaysKeep Caversham Tidy – A local charity dedicated to eliminating litter and improving public spaces in Caversham. Free to join and no ongoing commitment.  Families welcome!  Email: Keepcavershamtidy@gmail.com Facebook: Keep Caversham Tidy

 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

Sunday 1 OctoberCombe Gibbet & Walbury Hill, 6.5 Miles walk – 10:30 – Pang Valley Ramblers. One of several walks planned for October. See https://pvramblers.org.uk/walks-programme for details.

Sunday, 1 October– Prayer for World Peace – 11:00.  Free to all. Meditation at the Buddhist Temple on Bath Road, RG1 6HH.  Tel: 0118 959 9133

 Wednesday 4 OctoberRosehill Ladies Meeting – Harvest Lunch – 14:00 St Barnabas Village Hall, Emmer Green . Contact jeandhewitt@gmail.com

 Wednesday 4 October – Global Warming and Extreme Weather, a talk by Professor Ted Shepherd – 20:00 at Caversham Heights Methodist Church Hall, Highmoor Road. The Caversham Heights Society.  To learn more visit: cavershamheights.org or email: contact@cavershamheights.org

 Friday 6 October Bereavement 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 14 October 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 www.cavershamcrafts.co.uk

Wednesday 4 October– A talk on Growing and displaying flowers by a local grower,   Yonella, lead florist at Wild Bloom by Ella  19:30 at Caversham Baptist Church Hall. Caversham Horticultural Society. See www.caversham-horticultural.org.uk/events

Thursday 12 OctoberPublic Meeting on the Golf Club Housing Development – 20:00 at St Barnabas Church Hall, Grove Road, Emmer Green. Keep Emmer Green – for details see www.facebook.com/KeepEmmerGreen

Wednesday 18 OctoberA talk on a homeless charity by Steve Scrace – 14:00 at Caversham Heights Methodist Church. Caversham Heights Townswomen’s Guild. For details contact Margaret Miles on 01491 681223

 Wednesday 18 October – The Windrush Generation, a talk by Cyrilene Small-Tollafield – 20:00 at Caversham Heights Methodist Church Hall, Highmoor Road. The Caversham Heights Society.  www.cavershamheights.org

Thursday 19 October Caversham Women’s Institute – 19:30 at Church House, Caversham.  www.thewi.org.uk or Tel. 01189 475176

Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 OctoberFair Trade Marquee Sale – 10:00 – 16:00 daily. For details see  www.facebook.com/cavershamfairtrade

Friday 20 to Monday 30 OctoberAutumn Festival of Music and Art – 19:30 St Andrew’s Church except the Grande Finale. Concerts in Caversham. See www.concertsincaversham.co.uk/concerts for details.

Friday 20 – Gerard Cousins, Guitar, see page 12

Saturday 21 – The CinC Ensemble play: String Quintet in C major D956 by Schubert, String Sextet in Bb opus 18 by Brahms

Friday 27 – Ana Beard Fernandez, soprano and Adrienne Black, piano

Saturday 28 – Catrin Finch, harp and Aoife Ni Bhrian, violin

Monday 30 – Grande Finale at Queen Annes School, Henley Road, The CinC Chamber Orchestra, Solo violin and director – Tamas Andras play Astor Piazolla – Four Seasons and Antonio Vivaldi – Four Seasons

 Sunday 22 October – Hymn Café – 15:00 – 16:00 at Caversham Baptist Church. Relaxed café style setting with hymns, prayers, testimony and cake.

Monday 23 OctoberCrossrail: expensive white elephant or runaway success? – 14.00 at Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading, talk to Reading u3a by Christian Wolmar, radio and TV transport expert. Free entry, non-members welcome. See www.readingu3a.org.uk

Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 OctoberThe Addams Family –  A musical comedy – The Sainsbury Singers – Queen Anne’s Performing Arts Centre, Caversham RG4 6DX See https://sainsburysingers.org.uk/af23 for details and to book tickets.

Friday 27 October – 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

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 October – Halloween Trail – 11:00-16:00 at Caversham Court Gardens. Visit the gardens during daylight hours and encounter ghosts, witches, weird creatures and nature spirits, all made from recycled and found materials.  Free entry but trail guides will be available for £1 cash donation.

Sunday 29 OctoberA Light Party for children 4-11 and their families – 16:00 – 17:00 St John’s Church, Gosbrook Road, RG4 5AN Celebrating LIGHT – come dressed brightly! Booking essential – Contact anna@ctmparish.org.uk

Wednesday 1 November – The History of Trinity House, a talk by Eddy Roach – 20:00 at Caversham Heights Methodist Church Hall, Highmoor Road. The Caversham Heights Society.  www.cavershamheights.org