November 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 – 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. 01189 375103 or see 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 01183 348195 for further information.

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

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

WednesdaysLight on the Hill Café19:30-21:30 at Grace Church, 119 Peppard Road, RG4 8TR. A wellbeing cafe for adults 18+. Come as you are for tea and a chat.

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:

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 079647 50182 or Trina at 07477 570541

 Thursdays – Baby Massage with midwife Katie – 12:15-12:55 at the Weller Centre during term times only. Suitable for babies from 6 weeks to crawling.  50p donation towards costs. Refreshments available.

Fridays – Toddler Group at Hemdean House – 09:45-10:45 at Hemdean House School Hall. Ideal for children 6 months+.  £2 donation per child, coffee and tea included.

 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:, FB: Keep Caversham Tidy

Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays – Caversham Chess Club — Coaching and play for children and adults.  For details, see:  or call 07449313414

Sundays – Farmers’ Market and Artisan Fair – Caversham Precinct. 10:00-15:00.  See

Sundays – Nordic Walk (or just walking). Free to all. Tel. 07931 754096 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

To 10 NovemberReading International Festival – Talks and exhibitions – Reading International Development Forum Info at or tel 01189 586692

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

 Friday 3 NovemberChazey Women’s Institute – 14:30 at St. Andrew’s Church Hall, Albert Road, RG4 7AW.  Art, craft and book groups, plus coffees and lunches. Email: or FB: Chazey Women’s Institute

Friday 3 NovemberBereavement 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 information call Gill at 0118 9478772

Sunday 5 November– Prayer for World Peace – 11:00.  Free to all. Meditation at the Buddhist Temple on Bath Road, RG1 6HH.  Tel: 0118 959 9133

Saturday 11 November 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

Wednesday 15 November What the science is telling us – An online talk by Doug Stewart –  19:30  – Caversham Horticultural Society. See to book.

Wednesday 15 November – Improving Your Sleep and Well Being a talk by Dr Lindsay Browning – 20:00 at Caversham Heights Methodist Church, Highmoor Road. The Caversham Heights Society.

Thursday 16 November Caversham Women’s Institute – 19:30 at Church House, Caversham. or Tel. 01189 475176

Sunday 19 November – Christmas Market – 10:00-15:30 at Southview Park, Marsack St, RG4 5AF.  Local artisans and makers. Santa’s Grotto and more than 35 stalls, children’s craft activities, BBQ, vegetarian food, craft beers. Free entry. See

Wednesday 22 NovemberCarol of the Bells – 14:00 at Caversham Heights Methodist Church Highmoor Road.  Caversham Heights Townswomen’s Guild. Singalong and have a go at hand bell ringing with Carol Wheeler. For details ring Mrs Margaret Miles 01491 681223

Sunday 26 November – Hymn Café – 15:00-16:00 at Caversham Baptist Church. Relaxed café style setting with hymns, prayers, testimony and cake.

Friday 24 November– 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 25 November –  Food & Art Experience Day – 10:00 – 16:00 at Elements Kitchens Showroom, 8b Portman Rd, Reading. RG30 1EA Festive treats made by a professional chef and artists in residence throughout the day. For more details, including the artists in residence, see

Saturday 25 November – Concert of Renaissance and Baroque music – at St Andrew’s Church  Caversham RG4 7PL Reading Bach Choir

Monday 27 November – The Abbey and the Castle: Reading in the Middle Ages –  a talk by Mike Cooper of the Berkshire Local History Association (BLHA) – 14:00 at Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading. Reading u3a . Free entry, non-members welcome. See

Saturday 2 December Green Christmas Tree Sale – 9:30 – 13:00 Caversham Court Gardens – Econet –

Saturday 2 December – Christmas Fair at St Barnabas Emmer Green – Quality gifts, cakes & preserves, surprise parcels, handicrafts and much more including refreshments, raffle and of course, Father Christmas!  14:00 – 16:00 at St Barnabas Church Hall and Parish Centre, Grove Road Emmer Green. All proceeds to our African charities.  More information: Wendy Howell 07929 874191 or see

Friday 8 DecemberLate night shopping in Caversham – 17:00 – 21:00 See for further information.

Saturday 9 DecemberChristmas Concert by Candlelight with The CinC Chamber Orchestra – 19:30 at St Andrew’s Church  Caversham RG4 7PL Concerts in Caversham. To book tickets and more information, see www.concertsincaversham