April 2023 What’s On

f 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.

ThursdaysWeller Centre Craft Group – 13:00 – 15:00. Be creative with friends. For details contact Pam Chatfield at pamch32@gmail.com Mobile 07986 905784 or Weller Centre 0118 947 5828

 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.

FridaysTiddlers for Babies and Toddlers – 9:30-11:00 at St Andrew’s Church, Albert Road. Caversham Heights. All are welcome, refreshments available

 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

 Tuesday 2 April Caversham Women’s Institute – 19:30 at Church House, Caversham.  www.thewi.org.uk or Tel. 01189 475176

Tuesday 2 April to 16 MayExhibition of the work of Mary Louise Coulouris – Caversham Picture Framers, 5A Church Road, RG4 7AA.  Tues – Saturday 10:00 – 16:00 Email:gallery@cavershampictureframer.co.uk Website: https://cavershampictureframer.co.uk

Wednesday 3 AprilRosehill Ladies – 14:00 at St Barnabas Village Hall

 Wednesday 3 April –  The Relationship between Diet, disease and the Health of the Human Brain a talk by Professor Jeremy Spencer – 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 5 AprilBereavement 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 5 AprilChazey 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 10 April Friends of Caversham Court Gardens Spring Talk and AGM. An illustrated talk on Plant Hunters and Caversham Court by Richard Bisgrove – 19:00 for 19:30,  Reading Canoe Club, The Warren, Caversham RG4 7TH. All welcome, you don’t have to be a member. Website: www.fccg.org.uk Email: friends@fccg.org.uk

 Saturday 13 April 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

 Sunday 14 April – Reading Half Marathon – For details see www.readinghalfmarathon.com

 Wednesday 17 April –  A talk by Timothy Walker – A Life with Plants – Caversham Horticultural Society– 19:30, Caversham Baptist Church. See www.caversham-horticultural.org.uk

 Sunday 28 April Hymn Café – 15:00-16:00 at Caversham Baptist Church. Relaxed café style setting with hymns, prayers, testimony and cake.

 Friday 26 April – 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

Sunday 28 AprilIsland Bohemian Bowls Club Open Day – 14:00 – 19:00 For details see www.islandbohemianbowls.club, Facebook, or call our New Members’ team on 07825 394 683.


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