May 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 334 8195 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 café 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 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

 Wednesday 1 MayTalk on the True Food Cooperative, Rosehill Ladies – 14:00 at St Barnabas Hall, Emmer Green. Tel Sue 01189477570 or email suegreen@hotmail.com

 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

 Friday 3 MayBereavement 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 May Chazey 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.

 Saturday 4 MaySpring Plant Sale, Caversham Horticultural Society – 10:00 at the Oakley Road allotments. Bring your spare seedlings and buy some other varieties. Proceeds towards running the society. See www.caversham-horticultural.org.uk

Monday 6 MayOpen Air Food Market in Sonning Common – 10:00 – 14:30 Millenium Field, Essex Way, RG4 9RG. Car Parking is available at Kennylands Gymnastics RG4 9RF. 24 artisan stalls, live music and performances from Ellington Morris Dancers.

 Monday 6 and Sunday 26 MayIsland Bohemian Bowls Club Open Day – 14:00 – 19:00 Ferry from Brigham Road (south bank) or Wolsey Road (north bank) see www.islandbohemianbowls.club

 Tuesday 7 May Caversham Women’s Institute – 19:30 at Church House, Caversham.  www.thewi.org.uk or Tel. 01189 475176

 Saturday 11 May 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

Tuesday 14 May – Environmental Film Night – The Oil Machine 19:00 – 21:00 St Barnabas Church, Emmer Green. Book at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/880225386827?aff=oddtdtcreator

Wednesday 15 MayReading Düsseldorf Association Quiz Night – 19:15  for 19:30 start – all welcome! St Joseph’s Parish Hall, Berkshire Drive, Tilehurst, RG31 5JJ. Please register as an individual or as a team via Eventbrite: bit.ly/RDA_Quiz_Night. or by calling 07809 214015. Tickets are £6 on the door or by BACS following confirmation of registration. For more on the Reading Düsseldorf Association go to https://reading-dusseldorf.org.uk

Wednesday 15 May –  A talk by Ray Broughton  – Propagation and the garden tour – Caversham Horticultural Society – 19:30, Caversham Baptist Church. See www.caversham-horticultural.org.uk

Thursday 16 – Saturday 18Plant Sale to support Water Aid and the Red Cross – 10:00 – 17:00 daily, 97 South View Avenue, RG4 5BB. Summer veg, flowers, perennials, Fairtrade good, crafts and refreshments
Contact Phil & Pam Chatfield 0118 947 2444; email phil.chatfield1@gmail.com

Thursday 16 – Saturday 18BASKERVILLED! – a play by Roger Utting and Bob Sturgess, inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – 20:00 Thursday/Friday, 19:00 Saturday Caversham Park Theatre at the Milestone Centre. Details and tickets from www.cavparkthetare.org

Monday 20 MayCADRA’s AGM and Open Meeting, with guest speakers addressing ‘Our Response to Climate Change’ – 19:30. Caversham and District Residents Association, Caversham Baptist Church, 1 Prospect Street. www.cadra.org.uk

 Sunday 26 MayIsland Bohemian Bowls Club Open Day – 14:00 – 19:00. For details see 6 May.

 Friday 31 May – 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

 

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