Create Your Own Garden in a Tea Cup

15 December, 11am-1pm | White Stuff, Gun Street Join horticulturalist Chris Lambert (Berkshire College of Agriculture; BBC Gardener’s World) and learn how to create a terrific teacup terrain using a range of small succulent plants – a fantastic gift for anyone this Christmas! This is a 30 minute activity delivered in waves. This is a FREE event (including teacup and … Read More

Big Blue & The Plastic Squid

8 December, 6-6:30pm | Reading Station forecourt Come and meet Reading’s Big Blue whale re-animated alongside a giant bioluminescent squid. Find out more about ocean sustainability and answer the call to become a plastic activitist! No need to book – please just turn up!

Big Blue & The Plastic Squid

14 December, 6-6:30pm| Reading Station forecourt Come and meet Reading’s Big Blue whale re-animated alongside a giant bioluminescent squid. Find out more about ocean sustainability and answer the call to become a plastic activist! No need to book – please just turn up!

Pop-up Music Lounge 2 from Rediculture0ne30

14 December, 5:30pm at the Tasting House, Chain Street & 7:30pm at the Broad Street Mall Putting the calm into Christmas shopping… There’s nothing like the magic of the present moment – chill out to a well crafted combination of electronica and acoustic melody. Soak up the wintery theme of fire and ice from the comfort … Read More

The Tonyx Barbershop Quartet

13 December, 7:30pm | Hobson & Quinn, Cross Street The Tonyx – Helen, Ali, Holly and Louise – are a barbershop quartet who met as members of Reading’s award-winning Barberettes chorus and have been singing together since early 2018. Today we will sing you some of our favourite Christmas and popular songs, in four-part close harmony a cappella. No need … Read More

Civic Carol Service

13 December, 6:30pm | Reading Minster The Mayor of Reading Cllr Debs Edwards invites you to join her at the – Civic Carol Service – a traditional service of lessons and carols retelling the story of the nativity. No need to book – please just turn up!

Sandy Maya’s Bellydance

12 December, 12:30-1pm | London Camera Exchange, Station Road Sandy Maya’s Bellydance would like to celebrate the festive season and help count down the days to Christmas, so please come and watch us perform on the 12th December as Sandy and her students would like to delight you half way through the countdown. No need to book, just turn up! … Read More

Fabulous Festive Fun at Waterstones Christmas Shopping Evening

11 December, 6-9pm | Waterstones, Broad Street Waterstones Reading has it all wrapped up for an evening of fabulous inspiration from books, games & toys to fine stationery & unusual gifts – something for everyone you’d like to treat this Christmas. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with festive drinks, nibbles, book signings, games demos, live music, gift wrapping and … Read More

Terry’s Accessible (seated) Reading Centre Walkabout

10 December, 10-10:30am | Haslams, Friar Street Terry’s Reading Centre Walkabout’s sit-down Presentation aimed at less mobile people who cannot do guided walking featuring famous Events, Myths, Women/Men, History, Buildings, Heritage/Culture etc. Having lived here for my 60 years, I started my Guided-Walks on retirement 2 years ago and have raised over £3,000 mainly for local charities! Please book … Read More

What’s the Game? Improv

9 December, 7- 7:30pm | Bluegrass Smokehouse, Gun Street Open the ninth door on Reading’s Magical Living advent Calendar and discover an evening of hilarity created from your suggestions. Enjoy a spontaneous family comedy performed by the best improvisers Reading has to offer.  Begin your holidays with a smile! FREE BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Charity raffle – bring some change along … Read More