Events

Here is a list of upcoming events from RVA and its members. Training sessions are now listed separately on our Training page.

  • 16 September 2019 Fostering Information Session
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationBrighter Futures for Children
    At Brighter Futures for Children we like to talk to people and help them discover if becoming a foster carer is for…

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  • 17 September 2019 ‘On The Edge’ – an exhibition of work by clients of Churches in Reading Drop in Centre
    ExhibitionChurches in Reading Drop In Centre (CIRDIC)
    This is an exhibition of artwork created by clients attending Churches in Reading Drop in Centre. Its purpose is to display to…

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  • 18 September 2019 Seated movement and music
    ActivityCreative Support
    This is a fully inclusive seated exercise group for older adults with a focus on keeping active and staying social. It is…

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  • 18 September 2019 Reading Drug and Alcohol Services – meet new providers Change, Grow, Live
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Drug and Alcohol Services – meet new providers Change, Grow, Live
    Change, Grow, Live, the new providers of drug and alcohol services in Reading, are holding an event for local stakeholders on Wednesday…

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  • 19 September 2019 Launch of Reading Gardening for Health and Wellbeing Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Gardening for Health and Wellbeing Network
    We believe that gardening is good for health and wellbeing. Come and find out about the gardening opportunities for you or your…

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  • 25 September 2019 Adult Social Care in Reading – Cllr Tony Jones
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationSouth Reading Patient Voice
    Councillor Tony Jones will talk about the future of Social Care in Reading as we move to further integration of health and…

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  • 25 September 2019 Sport & Physical Activity Network (SPAN) Forum – children and young people
    ForumGet Berkshire Active
    Get Berkshire Active will host its next Sport & Physical Activity Network Forum on Wednesday 25 September at Bisham Abbey, near Marlow,…

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  • 26 September 2019 Befriending Forum
    ForumReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Befriending Forum September 2019 Anyone interested in reducing loneliness and social isolation is welcome at the next Befriending Forum on Thursday 26th…

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  • 28 September 2019 Reading Town Meal 2019
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalReading Town Meal
    Reading Town Meal is a community-powered event celebrating the wonderful fruit and veg grown in Reading. All the food is donated by…

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  • 28 September 2019 Angelic Craft Fair
    Market / SaleSt Michael’s Church of England
    Top local designer-makers will be heading for St Michael’s Tilehurst on 28 September, when the church marks its Saint’s Day with an…

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  • 30 September 2019 Older People’s Day 2019
    Open dayReading Borough Council (RBC)
    Featuring local organisations supporting older people and their carers. Also showcasing many local community groups offering fun activities that people can get involved in,…

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  • 2 October 2019 Quiz night and charity auction
    FundraisingLeague of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital
    Annual quiz night and charity auction run by and raising funds for league of Friends RBH £12 per person for teams of…

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  • 4 October 2019 The Addams family – a new musical
    EntertainmentShinfield Players Theatre
    The much-loved comedy about the ghoulish Addams Family returns with a new musical. The torture-loving, straight-talking Wednesday Addams has fallen in love.…

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  • 6 October 2019 Silvers’ Workshop Open Day
    Open dayThe Silvers Workshop
    The Silvers’ Workshop are holding an open day on 6 October 2019, to celebrate a national event Silver Sunday which highlights activities…

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  • 8 October 2019 Charity Bank Road to Growth – free event
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationCharity Bank Road to Growth – free event
    Charity Bank is inviting trustees, directors, CEOs and managers of charities, social enterprises and community organisations in Reading to sign up for…

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  • 9 October 2019 Caring about stroke – support group
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationStroke Association
    A support group for stroke survivors and their families/carers. Further information To find out more about attending or volunteering to help at…

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  • 10 October 2019 Syrian Refugee Information Session by the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Borough Council (RBC)
    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is running a Syrian Refugee Information Session at New Directions College. From covering basic greetings to…

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  • 14 October 2019 BCF Annual Charity Symposium 2019
    ConferenceBerkshire Community Foundation (BCF)
    You are invited to attend BCF’s Symposium to be held on Monday 14 October 2019, from 9.30am to 3.15pm at Green Park…

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  • 15 October 2019 Active Ageing Forum
    ForumGet Berkshire Active
    Get Berkshire Active (GBA) would like to invite you to our Active Ageing Forum. This free event will explore the positive impact…

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  • 17 October 2019 Arnhem Clarinet Choir – free concert
    EntertainmentReading Male Voice Choir
    Arnhem Clarinet Choir are an internationally known choir from Holland. They are in Reading to celebrate their 30th anniversary with two concerts.…

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  • 17 October 2019 RVA AGM 2019
    AGMReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join Reading Voluntary Action for our 2019 AGM Find out about the work we’ve been doing over the last year and what’s…

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  • 19 October 2019 Reading Male Voice Choir Concert
    FundraisingReading Male Voice Choir
    Reading Male Voice Choir concert with guests Arnhem Clarinet Choir from Holland (celebrating 30 years). Raising funds for League of Friends RBH…

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  • 28 October 2019 BFI Film Academy Programme – film making opportunity
    ActivityBFI Film Academy Programme – film making opportunity
    Are you aged 16-19 years old and interested in film making? Do you know of someone who would love to learn more…

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  • 29 October 2019 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for our regular Volunteer Coordinators’ Network meeting facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance to contribute to…

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  • 30 October 2019 Primary Care Networks in Reading
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationSouth Reading Patient Voice
    Leading Reading GPs Dr Bu Thava and Dr Aman Bindra will be introducing their vision of Primary Care Networks. There will be…

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  • 4 November 2019 Reading Refugee Support Group’s 25th year celebration
    EntertainmentReading Refugee Support Group
    Reading Refugee Support Group are officially 25 years old, and we are celebrating! We would love you to save the date for…

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  • 13 November 2019 Caring about stroke – support group
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationStroke Association
    A support group for stroke survivors and their families/carers. Further information To find out more about attending or volunteering to help at…

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  • 18 November 2019 One Reading Conference: our Reading, our future
    ConferenceReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Save the date for an afternoon of inspirational speakers and workshops One Reading is a multi-agency partnership committed to delivering better outcomes for…

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  • 27 November 2019 Progress on the revision of the musculo-skeletal pathway
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationSouth Reading Patient Voice
    Berkshire West has been reviewing and reconstructing the treatment and care pathway for musculo-skeletal disorders for over two years. Dr James Warren…

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  • 11 December 2019 Caring about stroke – support group
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationStroke Association
    A support group for stroke survivors and their families/carers. The Latter-day Saint Chapel is at the junction with Church End Lane. To…

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  • 12 December 2019 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for our regular Volunteer Coordinators’ Network meeting facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance to contribute to…

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  • 12 December 2019 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for our regular Volunteer Coordinators’ Network meeting facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance to contribute to…

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  • 15 December 2019 Christmas concert of carols and readings
    FundraisingLeague of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital
    The annual Christmas concert of carols and readings, run for and by League of Friends RBH. This has now been taking place…

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  • 7 April 2020 Volunteer Coordinators’ Network
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Join us for our regular Volunteer Coordinators’ Network meeting facilitated by Reading Voluntary Action. You will have a chance to contribute to…

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