What's on inReading


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Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Reading - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Reading to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Reading

29
SEP
Film Music Gala
The Great Hall, Reading University

Everyone loves a good film music concert and Trinity Concert Bands Film Music Gala promises to delight fans of the worlds greatest scores Some of the most memorable music of the 20th Century was written for the silver screen; composers like Hans…

TEL: 01184 492099
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29
SEP
Workshop - Parish Registers
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Increase your chances of success with family historians core resource with tutor Catherine Sampson. Better understand what registers can provide for you where to find them how Church of England and non‐conformist registers differ and how to interpret them. Also indexes and…

TEL: 01189 509553
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06
OCT
George Michael Tribute - Pete Valentine
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

.George Michael Tribute ‐ Pete ValentineSaturday 6th October from 9:30pmAt Grosvenor Casino Reading SouthYou will believe George Michael is in the room with youRave reviews guaranteed Pete can mix the sets and have a George Michael set then recreate the old favourites…

TEL: 01184 027800
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06
OCT
Just The Tonic's Saturday Night Comedy - Reading
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading

Our fabulous weekend shows bring the best comedy on the high street to ReadingFeaturing Dana Alexander Sarah Keyworth Stephen Bailey Will DugganWe bring you four different acts at every show including some of the best up & coming comperes and headliners from…

TEL: 02037 403700
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07
OCT
Reading O2O 10K
Thames Valley Park

Sponsored by Blueiron this flat 10km race route embraces Readings waterways for much of the distance offering a wonderful multi‐surfaced course that takes in rural modern and historical areas of the town and surrounding countryside. Friendly atmosphere for beginners yet a fast…

Category: Sports

TEL: 02076 847185
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11
OCT
Talk - Tracks to the Trenches - Mike Hurst
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

An affecting account of railway activities in England and in France during the Great War. This will include the transport and care of the wounded back to Blighty with some focus on South Oxfordshire and West Berkshire. Railways permitted the mass movements…

TEL: 01189 509553
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11
OCT
Just The Tonic's Saturday Night Comedy Special
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading

Our fabulous weekend shows bring the best comedy on the high street to ReadingFeaturing Reginald D Hunter GuestsWe bring you four different acts at every show including some of the best up & coming comperes and headliners from the UK & abroad.…

TEL: 02037 403700
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12
OCT
Beginners Family History Course
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

with tutor: Margaret CrookFee of £30 cover four weekly two hour sessions: 12th October 19th October 26th October and2nd November. Pre‐booking is required and early booking is recommended as the course is likely to fill very quickly.A series of four workshops designed…

TEL: 01189 509553
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13
OCT
Yoga & Meditation Mini-Retreat
Dunsden Village Hall

The perfect start to a weekend if you need some encouragement to wind down connect to yourself and revitalise with some wellness. We will be looking at the power of inner peace and see how finding stillness in your daily life influences…

Category: Sports

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13
OCT
The Clones- Rolling Stones Tribute Band
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

.The Clones‐ Rolling Stones Tribute bandSaturday 13th October from 9.45pmAt Grosvenor Casinos Reading SouthIf you love the Stones or simply love a good time good music and an excellent live band then look no further The Clones are a live 5 piece…

TEL: 01184 027800
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13
OCT
'Out of Africa' Charity Ball, in aid of Creating B
Hilton Hotel

Join us on Saturday 13 October 2018 at theHilton Hotel Reading.Prepare to experience the heart of Africa immersing yourself in its lively culture. Feel the excitement as we celebrate the amazing work that our charity Creating Better Futures has been…

Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01183 271154
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18
OCT
Against Breast Cancer Achievement Awards 2018
Hilton Hotel Reading

The awards recognise individuals and groups who play key roles within our communities.These dedicated people provide vital services or support to others either in home community or workplace. Please nominate anyone you feel deserves to be recognised for being so truly amazing…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01235 534211
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20
OCT
Workshop: Writing up your Family History
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

with tutor Dr Barry JeromeHave you been researching your family tree and would like to write it up as a story but dont know how to start In the workshop Barry will help you get started and show you how you can…

TEL: 01189 509553
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20
OCT
Totally Tina @ Grosvenor Casinos Reading South
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

.Totally TinaSaturday 20th October from 9.45pmAt Grosvenor Casino Reading SouthRecreating the spectacle and energy of the sensational live shows of the magnificent Tina Turner.Totally Tina takes you from the early days with Ike through to Tinas solo comeback in the 80s. The…

TEL: 01184 027800
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22
OCT
Smugglers or Super-Heroes: who's in your tree?
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

with organisers: Margaret Crook and Vicki ChestermanCalling all super‐sleuths aged 5‐11 years oldrange of fun and stimulating activities designed to help young people discover more about their families histories. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Pre‐booking required early booking recommended…

Category: Family Events

TEL: 01189 509553
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25
OCT
Talk - Hidden History of Reading's War Graves
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

This is the story of Readings war graves and the men and women they honour meticulously researched and brought to life by the founder of the Reading Remembrance Trust. Stories include Private William Lewington who was tragically killed during a training accident…

TEL: 01189 509553
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27
OCT
ABBA Illusion @ Grosvenor Casinos Reading South
Grosvenor Casino Reading South

. ABBA IllusionSaturday 27th October from 9.45pmThe remarkable Abba Illusion tribute band feature all the memorable songs including ‐ Dancing Queen Waterloo Super Trouper The Winner Takes It All Mamma Mia and many many more of those unforgettable hits from Abba. With…

TEL: 01184 027800
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02
NOV
Gong and Drum Healing Sound Immersion
Beech Hill Memorial Hall

At this event you will be immersed in a kaleidoscope of rhythm and harmony created by the healing gong and shamanic drum. The magnificent breadth depth and diversity of sounds that these instruments create is unlike anything we experience in our normal…

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08
NOV
Just The Tonic's Thursday Night Comedy Special
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading

Our fabulous weekend shows bring the best comedy on the high street to ReadingFeaturing Milton Jones Tom Ward GuestsWe bring you four different acts at every show including some of the best up & coming comperes and headliners from the UK &…

TEL: 02037 403700
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08
NOV
Talk - The End of World War One and its aftermath
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

Mike Cooper is a local historian author and popular speaker.The Great War didnt end on 11th November 1918.What was signed was only an Armistice and peace treaties had to wait until 1919. Mike Cooper looks at how and…

TEL: 01189 509553
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09
NOV
Mapledurham Festive Gift Fair 2018
Mapledurham Estate

Mapledurham House Mapledurham Reading RG4 7TRFriday 9th ‐ Sunday 11th November.Held in marquees on the lawns of historic Mapledurham. A Festive atmosphere offering a wide range of unique and exciting Gifts & Crafts. Father Christmas will be attendingPrices ‐ Adults £5.25SeniorConcession £4.50Under…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01487 814800
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15
NOV
Just The Tonic's Presents Phill Jupitus: Juplicity
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading

Join stand‐up comedian poet improviser and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour oftales laughs and diversions. Watch in delight andor horror as this experienced funny mandrags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that…

TEL: 02037 403700
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17
NOV
Just The Tonic's Satuday Night Comedy
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading

Our fabulous weekend shows bring the best comedy on the high street to ReadingFeaturing Eddie Brimson Troy Hawke Sean Meo James AldersonWe bring you four different acts at every show including some of the best up & coming comperes and headliners from…

TEL: 02037 403700
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17
NOV
Workshop: Making the most of autosomal DNA
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

with tutor: Debbie Kennettan internationally recognised expert speaker and writer on genetic genealogy. This workshop is a follow‐up to previous introductory talks in April and October which provided an introduction to DNA testing. It is aimed at individuals who have…

TEL: 01189 509553
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24
NOV
Workshop: Military Recordsfor family historians
The Centre for Heritage and Family History

with tutor Trevor MaidmentThis workshop will cover the main services: Army Navy RAF as well as some Merchant Navy. The aim of the workshop is to demonstrate what military records were created where they can be found online what information can be…

TEL: 01189 509553
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30
NOV
Festive Party Nights
Best Western Calcot Hotel

Celebrate this Christmas and New Year in style with the Best Western Calcot Hotel choose from our ever popular Festive Lunches and Party Nights and dance the night away in our Courtyard Suite at one of our Festive Party and Tribute acts.…

Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01189 416423
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30
NOV
Gong and Drum Sound Journey
Beech Hill Memorial Hall

At this event you will be immersed in a kaleidoscope of rhythm and harmony created by the healing gong and shamanic drum. The magnificent breadth depth and diversity of sounds that these instruments create is unlike anything we experience in our normal…

TEL:
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30
NOV
Just The Tonic's Christmas Comedy Special
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading

Just the Tonic presents ‐ Christmas Comedy SpecialsFeaturing Dave Longley Sean Percival Andre VincentCome and join us for some festive cheer this DecemberHave a drink or two maybe add a 2 course meal to your ticket and stay and dance till the…

TEL: 02037 403700
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01
DEC
Festive 3 Course Carvery Lunch
Best Western Calcot Hotel

Festive 3 Course Carvery Lunch£24.95 Per PersonDecember 1st 2018‐ December 24th 2018Include:‐ Three Course Festive Lunch with Mince Pies & Coffee to finish Christmas themed Decorations & Novelties.Private DinningContact our reservation office to discuss your ideas. We will be more than happy…

Category: Lifestyle

TEL: +441189 416423
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01
DEC
Just The Tonic's Christmas Comedy Special - Readin
Just the Tonic at The Comedy Loft Reading

Just the Tonic presents ‐ Christmas Comedy SpecialsFeaturing Dave Longley Sean Percival Andre VincentCome and join us for some festive cheer this DecemberHave a drink or two maybe add a 2 course meal to your ticket and stay and dance till the…

TEL: 02037 403700
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Tourist Attractions


Mapledurham House

Away from the distractions of town, business or busy hotels, Mapledurham is an oasis of peace, natural beauty and history.Mapledurham House, still the home of the descendants of the original family, is an Elizabethan Manor House situated beside the Thames and sheltered by the Chiltern Hills,…

Bracknell Ski Centre

Ski Slopes at Bracknell Ski Centre in Bracknell, Berkshire.Contact venue on telephone number 01344 789002 for Ski Slope opening times, entrance costs and ski hire.…

Museum of English Rural Life

The Museum of English Rural Life was founded by the University of Reading in 1951 to reflect and record the changing face of farming and the countryside.It houses Designated collections of national importance that span the full range of objects, archives, photographs, film and books. …

D Scott

D Scott ‐ golf course in Henley‐on‐Thames, Oxfordshire.Contact the golf course on telephone number 01491 629967 for course availability, course rules, member information, golf academy if available and green fees at D Scott golf courseclub.…

Fez Club

Fez Club Nightclub in Reading, Berkshire.Contact venue on telephone number 0118‐958 6839 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Stallones

Stallones Nightclub in Henley‐on‐Thames, Oxfordshire.Contact venue on telephone number 01491 579392 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

Want more?

Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Reading? See our list of attractions in Reading, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


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