March 2024 What’s On

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 in term time. 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 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.  Please see: www.gracechurchcaversham.org.uk

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

 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 term times only. Suitable for babies from 6 weeks to crawling.  50p donation towards costs. Refreshments available.

Thursdays  New Caversham Heights Bridge Club – 14:00 at the Caversham Heights Methodist Church, Highmoor Road. For details contact Duncan Knight on 0118 9475544 or email duncan.knight@googlemail.com

 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.

 Fridays Warm 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 MarketCaversham Precinct. 10:00-15:00.  See: www.facebook.com/CAFMarket

Sundays Nordic Walk (or just walking). Free to all. Tel. 07931754096 or email Pat at Wirralbird@hotmail.com

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 www.redifolk.co.uk

 Friday 1 MarchBereavement 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 MarchChazey 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.

Friday 1 March – World Day of Prayer – 19:00 Service at St John’s Church, Gosbrook Road. Prepared by the women of Palestine.

Wednesday 6 March –  Rubbish. What Happens When it Leaves My Gate? a talk by Oliver Burt– 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

Saturday 9 March 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 13 March –  Caversham Horticultural Society Annual General Meeting – 19:30, Caversham Baptist Church. See www.caversham-horticultural.org.uk

Thursday 14 March Caversham Women’s Institute – 19:30 at Church House, Caversham.  www.thewi.org.uk or Tel. 01189 475176

Friday 15 – Sunday 31The Great British Spring Clean – Join Keep Caversham Tidy picking litter and clearing fly tipping in local roads, parks, and green areas along the Thames. Check their Facebook page: Keep Caversham Tidy or email: Keepcavershamtidy@gmail.com

Sunday 17 March Hymn Café – 15:00-16:00 at Caversham Baptist Church. Relaxed café style setting with hymns, prayers, testimony and cake.

Wednesday 20 March –  Forgotten Women of the Wars of the Roses.  Book Launch and Art Exhibition, at MADEbyTamalia, Marsack Street, Caversham, RG4 5AF. Tickets available from £1 – email sketcherjoey@gmail.com to book.

 Wednesday 20 March –  Bananas – how they are ripened and arrive in perfect condition.  A talk by Roger Crudge – 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

Saturday 23 MarchThe Ted Burnell Community Art Centre annual Exhibition – 10:00 – 16:00. Church House , 57 Church Street, Caversham, RG4 8AX. Exhibits will be for sale, so do come along and enjoy some homemade refreshments while viewing the original artworks.

Saturday 23 March – Spring Show Caversham Horticultural Society – 13:00 – 15:00. Caversham Baptist Church Hall (Prospect St, Caversham). Their first Spring show for over 10 years!. See www.caversham-horticultural.org.uk/spring-show

Sunday 24 March – Visions – a programme of sacred and secular choral music, 16:00. Glass Ensemble, St Barnabas Church, Emmer Green RG4 8RA. Entrance £15 on the door/under 18 free/advance booking £12.50 through Susie 07930 690 873 or asusied@btinternet.com  Retiring collection for CIRDIC – Churches In Reading Drop In Centre

Sunday 24 March Parenthesis Choir Spring Concert featuring Duruflé’s Requiem, Poulenc’s Gloria and Lotti’s Crucifixus 19:00 Caversham Heights Methodist Church. RG4 7BG. Tickets £15, under 16’s free. Available online at ticketsource.co.uk/parenthesis-choir or at the door subject to availability. See https://parenthesis.org.uk/events

Friday 29 March – 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 30 March – Easter Egg Trail in Caversham Court Gardens14:00 – 16:00. See page 10 for details

 

 

 

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