A Magical Reading Christmas – Images, Reflections and Projections

20 and 21 December, 4-7pm | St Laurence Church, 30-31 Friar St, Reading, RG1 1DA Celebrate a magical Reading Christmas with this large scale video projection from Real Time, containing images by local artists and reflections on what a magical Christmas means to the people of Reading. No need to book – just turn up. (Image: Forbury … Read More

Kine-Oke Cinema

11 December, 7:30 -9pm | Purple Turtle, Gun Street Real Time presents Kine-Oke Cinema, your chance to remake scenes from classic movies! Are you a budding screen actor, director or even camera person? Or perhaps you just love the movies! If so, come and get involved – all equipment and props provided, just bring your talent (and … Read More

Ensuring a Magical Christmas for Reading town centre businesses

With the Christmas lights switched on last Saturday (17 November), Reading is gearing up for a busy Christmas season with an exciting Christmas events programme, Magical Christmas in Reading starting this weekend funded by Reading Business Improvement District (BID) with support from Reading Borough Council. Every year since the creation of the town centre BID … Read More

Living Advent charities

Various Living Advent events and venues 1 – 24 Dec If you’re coming to any of the Living Advent events, why not bring a spot of change with you and take part in the Living Advent raffle – your chance to win a prize from the host venue, Flying Tiger gifts, and other goodies, including vouchers, beauty … Read More

From Me to You with Reside Dance

14 December, 3-3.20pm | outside Boots, Broad Street From Me to You celebrates gift-giving at Christmas from the heartfelt to the humorous. Performers depict familiar scenes of gift-giving to family and friends, wrapping presents live through dance. Lucky audience members are given presents in a choreography that warms the heart and ignites the human spirit. No need … Read More

Scrap Art Challenge

4 December, 6.30 and 7.30pm | Time Trap, Friar Street Scraptasticly spectacular festive fun with art. Two teams battle it out to make crafty creations from a heap of unwanted scrap art stuff and decorative debris. We’ll give you tools and inspiration, you do the rest. This exciting evening of entertainment will fire your creativity and find … Read More

Final event

24 December | tbc Check back here for news of the final event!

4Bones Trombone Quartet

23 December, 1-1:30pm | Outside John Lewis, Broad Street The 4Bones Quartet is a most versatile group with music spanning the ages, with favourite songs, classics, swing and original music across five centuries, and the rich, exciting sound of four trombones. We are Three Tenors and a Bass – and the bass is a lovely lady! The 4Bones … Read More

Scatty Arts Henna Art Workshop

23 December, 12-12:30pm | Hexagon Join Scatty Art to discover the joy and beauty of henna in this 30 minute taster workshops in henna art. Using both black and brown henna you will create beautiful one of a kind art pieces. Discover henna’s unpredictability and beauty. No need to book – just turn up!

Corporation Tramways and Fine Arts Committee

23 December, 12-12:30pm | Harris Arcade Corporation Tramways and Fine Arts Committee is a quintet formed at the end of a series of experimental music classes at Reading University. Drawing on these, along with long diverse experience in rock, jazz, electronica and environmental sound, they use improvisation to explore the musical world and other sonic art forms. No need … Read More