December 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. 0118 9375103 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 0118 3348195 for further information.

TuesdaysBabies and Toddlers – Gosbrook Road Methodist Church. 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 (X)

WednesdaysLight on the Hill Café – 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.  Please see:

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 07964750182 or Trina at 07477570541

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

ThursdaysCommunity Hub Café – 14:00 – 16:30 Mapledurham Playing Fields Pavilion, Woodcote Road, RG4 7EZ. Hot and cold refreshments. Warren and District Residents Association.

Fridays – Toddler Group at Hemdean House – 09:45-10:45 at Hemdean 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

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 Community Hall, Watlington House, RG1 4RA.  £8 admission for performances, £3 on singing nights. See

Friday 1 DecemberBereavement 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  1 DecemberChazey 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.

Saturday 2 December Green Christmas Tree Sale – 9:30–13:00 Caversham Court Gardens. The annual sale of Scots Pine Christmas trees, natural decorations, and a multitude of other environmentally friendly Christmas gifts. Local honey and beeswax candles from Reading Beekeepers; RSPB with a range of goods including food and homes for garden birds and hedgehogs; beautifully wooden bowls and light-pulls from our local woodturner; and Fair Trade, offering a wide range of food and gifts from around the world.

Saturday 2 December – St Peter’s Christmas Market – 10:00 – 12:30 at  St Peter’s Church, The Warren, Caversham RG4 7TH.   Traditional attractions and stalls, refreshments and homemade foods.

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

Sunday 3 DecemberChristmas Gala 2023 – 14:00–18:00 St Andrew’s Church Hall, Albert Road. Caversham Artists and friends. Sale of local and handmade arts and crafts. See

Wednesday 6 December  – Christmas Celebration with entertainment from members of the Ukrainian Community – 20:00 at Caversham Heights Methodist Church, Highmoor Road. The Caversham Heights Society.

Thursday 7 December WADRA Community Café Christmas mini-market – 14:00 – 16:30 Mapledurham Playing Fields Pavilion, Woodcote Road, RG4 7EZ. Refreshments available.  Sale of local handmade arts and crafts. Warren and District Residents Association.

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

Saturday 9 December 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 13 December – A talk ‘About Bees’ by Jenny Morgan, a local beekeeper 19:30 at Caversham Baptist Church Hall. Caversham Horticultural Society. See

Thursday 14 December Caversham Women’s Institute – 19:30 at Church House, Caversham. or Tel. 01189 475176

Sunday 24 December – Hymn Café – 15:00-16:00 at Caversham Baptist Church. Relaxed café style setting with hymns, prayers, testimony, and cake.

Friday 29 December– 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: