February 2024 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 – 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. 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 (X)
WednesdaysLight 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. Please see: www.gracechurchcaversham.org.uk
ThursdaysFriendly 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
ThursdaysBaby 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.
FridaysToddler 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.
FridaysWarm Welcome Space – 10:00-13:30 at Caversham Baptist Church, South Street, RG4 8HY. All welcome, just drop in for free refreshments, including hot soup from 12:00. Tel 0118 954 5353 www.cavershambaptistchurch.org.uk
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, FB: Keep Caversham Tidy
SundaysCaversham Artisan & Farmers Market – Caversham Precinct. 10:00-15:00. See: www.facebook.com/CAFMarket
SundaysNordic Walk (or just walking). Free to all. Tel. 07931754096 or email Pat at Wirralbird@hotmail.com
SundaysReadifolk 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 www.redifolk.co.uk
Friday 26 January to Sunday 28 JanuaryThe Big Garden Birdwatch – For details and to register, see www.rspb.org.uk/whats-happening/big-garden-birdwatch
Friday 3 FebruaryBereavement 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 3 FebruaryChazey 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: chazeywi@berkshirewi.co.uk or FB: Chazey Women’s Institute
Wednesday 7 FebruaryChinese New Year, a talk by Dr Carrie Zhang – 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
Thursday 15 FebruaryCaversham Women’s Institute – 19:30 at Church House, Caversham. www.thewi.org.uk or Tel. 01189 475176
Saturday 17 FebruaryEarly Spring Concert – Piano Trio in B major by Brahms and Piano Trio in Eb major by Schubert, played by Jiafeng Chen – violin; Naomi Watts – cello and Dina Duisen – piano – 19:30 Concerts in Caversham, St Andrew’s Church, Albert Road, Caversham RG4 7PL For more info: www.concertsincaversham.co.uk
Phone: 0118 9483220 or follow their Instagram and Facebook accounts. Tickets: under 16s free, 16-24 £16, 60+ £20, 25-59 £22
Sunday 18 FebruaryHymn Café – 15:00-16:00 at Caversham Baptist Church. Relaxed café style setting with hymns, prayers, testimony and cake.
Wednesday 21 FebruaryFracking – friend or foe? A talk by Prof Chris Rhodes – 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 24 FebruaryLe 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
Monday 26 FebruaryArt on the Paris Metro – 14.00 at Abbey Baptist Church, Abbey Square, Reading. Talk to Reading u3a by art historian Mike Grundy. Free entry, non-members welcome. See www.readingu3a.org.uk
Wednesday 28 FebruaryBeing Productive in a small space – growing in containers, an online talk by Mark Ridsdill Smith – 19:30 Caversham Horticultural Society. Free to members, £3 for non-members, See www.caversham-horticultural.org.uk/talks for details and to book.
Advanced notice:
Saturday 23rd March 2024 – Spring Show – Caversham Horticultural Society – 13:00 – 15:00. Caversham Baptist Church Hall (Prospect St, Caversham). Their first Spring show for over 10 years! Put the date in your diary.
See www.caversham-horticultural.org.uk/spring-show