June 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 Café – Artists 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.

 Mondays – Caversham Park Bridge Club – at the Milestone Centre,19:15 for 19:30 start. Phone Lin 0118 334 8195 for further information. bridgewebs.com/cavershampark

Tuesdays – Babies and Toddlers – Gosbrook Road Methodist Church. 10:00-11:30 in term time. All welcome.

Tuesdays – St. John’s Baby and Toddler Group – Caversham Hall, St. John’s Road. 09:30 -11:00 in term time. All welcome.

Tuesdays – Rivarate Choir – Caversham Heights Methodist Church, Highmoor Road. 19:30 in term time. Enjoy singing together. For details see rivarate.com

Wednesdays – Caversham 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)

Wednesdays – Light 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

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 – Weller 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.

Fridays – Tiddlers 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

Saturdays – Keep 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

Sundays – Caversham Artisan & Farmers Market– Caversham 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 18 May to 29 JuneExhibition of the work of local photographer Matt Emmett – Caversham Picture Framers, 5A Church Road, RG4 7AA.  Tues – Saturday 10:00 – 16:00 Email:gallery@cavershampictureframer.co.uk Website: https://cavershampictureframer.co.uk

Tuesday 4 June Caversham Women’s Institute – 19:30 at Church House, Caversham.  www.thewi.org.uk or Tel. 01189 475176

Wednesday 5 June Rosehill Ladies – 14:00 at St Barnabas Hall, Emmer Green. Tel Sue 01189477570 or email suegreen@hotmail.com

Friday 7 JuneBereavement 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 7 JuneBook launch event – Glenn Bryant: Darkness Does Not Come At Once – 19:00 – 20:30 Fourbears Books, Prospect Street, Caversham. For details see www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxEoVf7y740&ab_channel=GlennBryant

Saturday 8 June 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

 Saturday 8 June – Reading’s Water Fest – 11:00 – 17:00 – Forbury Gardens, Reading Abbey Ruins, Chestnut Walk and Riverside Walk. Free entry. See www.reading.gov.uk/leisure/things-to-do/events/water-fest

 Friday 14 JuneCello of the Heart, Naomi Watts, cello, Alison Rhind, piano – Concerts in Caversham Summer Concerts. Caversham Baptist Church, Gosbrook Road.  Website www.concertsincaversham.co.uk

 Saturday 15 June –  BBC Young Musicians of the Year Ewan Miller, oboe and Benjamin Hudson, bassoon – Concerts in Caversham Summer Concerts. St Andrews Church, Albert Road, Caversham Heights, RG4 7PL  Website www.concertsincaversham.co.uk

Wednesday 19 June –  A talk by Gillian Taylor – My Greenhouse Year – Caversham Horticultural Society – 19:30, Caversham Baptist Church. See www.caversham-horticultural.org.uk

Wednesday 19 June –  An ‘Ask the Author’ session in association with Caversham Writers – Louisa Guise talks about her new book, ‘How to Leave a Group Chat’, published 28 June – 19:15, Fourbears Books, Prospect Street. See www.louisaguiseauthor.com

Friday 28 June – 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 29 June Hemdean House School 165th Celebration Fayre and BBQ – 14:00 – 17:00

Saturday 29 June – Songs of Stage and Screen – Performed by South Chiltern Choral Society, at Abbey School, Reading RG1 5DZ For more information visit www.southchilternchoralsociety.org.uk

Saturday 6 July – Music of the Americas – Reading Bach Choir – 19:30, St Andrews Church, Albert Road, Caversham Heights, RG4 7PL  Tickets www.readingbachchoir.org.uk



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