Events

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

  • 23 May 2019 Dementia Action Week 2019 – Volunteering Information Drop-in
    Not specifiedReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    Considering volunteering? Want to make a difference in the lives of those living with dementia and their careers? As part of Dementia…

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  • 23 May 2019 Accessing public services toolkit – workshop by Cerebra
    WorkshopAutism Berkshire
    Autism Berkshire is pleased to host a free Accessing Public Services Toolkit Workshop for parents and carers, from Cerebra, the charity for…

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  • 23 May 2019 23 May – RBC invite you to explore new ways of navigating care and support.
    WorkshopReading Borough Council (RBC)
    Reading Borough Council is developing new ways of responding to people’s enquiries about care and support. The aim is to think community…

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  • 29 May 2019 Ramadan Iftar Dinner
    Social gatheringDialogue Society
    You are cordially invited to our special Iftar Dinner on 29 of May 2019 at Crowne Plaza Reading to promote fellowship, peace…

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  • 29 May 2019 A Day On Holiday! An Invitation to the new look Holiday at Home.
    Social gatheringA Day On Holiday! An Invitation to the new look Holiday at Home.
    Caversham Heights Methodist Church is hosting a day on holiday for older people in Caversham and North Reading who are not able…

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  • 31 May 2019 Introduction To Restorative Practice
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationBrighter Futures for Children
    Session Outline The session will introduce participants to the restorative approach, as a way of being, as well as additional tools to…

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  • 31 May 2019 Introduction To Restorative Practice
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationBrighter Futures for Children
    Session Outline The session will introduce participants to the restorative approach, as a way of being, as well as additional tools to…

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  • 31 May 2019 Berkshire West LSCB Forum – are you trauma informed?
    ForumReading Borough Council (RBC)
    The Berkshire West Local Safeguarding Children Boards (LSCB) Forum is open to everyone whose service works with the children, young people, parents/carers…

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  • 1 June 2019 Summer Open House Extravaganza
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalAbbeyfield Reading Society Ltd
    We are pleased to invite you to join the residents and staff of Abbeyfield House at our Summer Open House Extravaganza. Cream…

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  • 4 June 2019 Introduction To Restorative Practice
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationBrighter Futures for Children
    Session Outline The session will introduce participants to the restorative approach, as a way of being, as well as additional tools to…

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  • 4 June 2019 Introduction To Restorative Practice
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationBrighter Futures for Children
    Session Outline The session will introduce participants to the restorative approach, as a way of being, as well as additional tools to…

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  • 6 June 2019 Building Family Bridges – network and lunch
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationWEA
                          Come and hear more about the Building Family Bridges project Learn…

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  • 8 June 2019 League of Friends RBH Summer Fete
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalLeague of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital
    Annual League of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital Summer Fete – fun for all the family. Stalls including charities, craft, food…

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  • 8 June 2019 Plant Power – Interfaith women’s group
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Interfaith Group
    You are very welcome at the next interfaith coffee morning for women. During these sessions, we come together in a relaxed environment…

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  • 10 June 2019 Planning Ahead – Wills, Trusts and Power of Attorney explained
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Mencap
    Are you the parent or carer of a child or adult with a learning disability? We know it can be a worry…

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  • 12 June 2019 The Lion’s Den Community Grant Scheme
    FundraisingLions Club of Reading
    We are now inviting applications for grants from small community groups in Reading and small local Reading charities. The grants must be…

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  • 13 June 2019 Introduction To Restorative Practice
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationBrighter Futures for Children
    Session outline The session will introduce participants to the restorative approach, as a way of being, as well as additional tools to…

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  • 13 June 2019 Introduction To Restorative Practice
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationBrighter Futures for Children
    Session Outline The session will introduce participants to the restorative approach, as a way of being, as well as additional tools to…

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  • 15 June 2019 Writing your story workshop – on identity
    WorkshopWriting your story workshop – on identity
    Would you like to reflect on your life, increase your confidence, capture your memories, be more present and support your goals? Join…

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  • 17 June 2019 Adoption Information Event
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationParents and Children Together (PACT)
    PACT adoption information events are informal opportunities to find out about PACT (an outstanding voluntary adoption agency) and the adoption process. You…

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  • 19 June 2019 Overcoming hate with love
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationReading Interfaith Group
    On 19 June, Reading Interfaith Group will meet up again. We’re hoping to share insights around the theme ‘Overcoming hate with love’.…

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  • 21 June 2019 Community parent/carer support group in Southcote
    Social gatheringParenting Special Children
    A support group for family members who have children/young people with additional needs living within the community of Southcote. A safe and…

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  • 22 June 2019 Summerfest
    EntertainmentLeague of Friends of the Royal Berkshire Hospital
    Summerfest is a musical evening of singers and friends from the hospital, singing different types of music and raising funds for League…

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  • 23 June 2019 East Reading Festival
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalEast Reading Festival
    East Reading Festival is a local community festival that runs in June every year in Palmer Park, East Reading. We are looking…

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  • 26 June 2019 Dementia and mental health awareness in older adults
    Meeting / Talk / PresentationDementia and mental health awareness in older adults
    Mortimer Surgery Patient Participation Group presents Dementia and Mental Health Awareness in Older Adults A range of expert speakers led by Dr…

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  • 4 July 2019 Wellbeing Forum for the Voluntary and Community Sector
    ForumReading Voluntary Action (RVA)
    The next Wellbeing Forum for the Voluntary and Community Sector will be be on Thursday 4th July from 10:00am to 12:30pm at…

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  • 7 July 2019 BSANA Street Party
    Social gatheringBaker Street Area Neighbourhood Association (BSANA)
    This is the big one. We close off Baker Street, from Carey Street/Zinzan Street along to Howard Street/Body Road and have a…

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  • 19 July 2019 Community parent/carer support group in Southcote
    Social gatheringParenting Special Children
    A support group for family members who have children/young people with additional needs living within the community of Southcote. A safe and…

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  • 20 July 2019 Writing your story workshop – your future
    WorkshopWriting your story workshop – your future
    Would you like to reflect on your life, increase your confidence, capture your memories, be more present and support your goals? Join…

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  • 22 July 2019 A Change is Gonna Come
    EntertainmentReading Fringe Festival (RFF)
    “This celebration of political anthems transformed them into compelling art” **** The Guardian Four of the most gifted soul, jazz and rap…

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  • 10 September 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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  • 28 September 2019 Reading Town Meal
    Festival / Fete / CarnivalReading Town Meal
    Reading Town Meal is a truly community-powered event. First held in 2011, so far there have been five fantastic ‘picnics in the…

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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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  • 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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