Things to do

The very best events in Reading every month. Your guide to the top gigs, festivals, markets, shops, shows and activities in town.

Reading Carnival

The best festivals and big events in Reading

Your ultimate guide to all the big music, culture and food festivals happening in Reading in 2018.

Christmas markets in Reading

Shop local this winter with the top Christmas Markets in Reading, where you can find the perfect present, stock up on Christmas decorations, over a mulled wine or a beer.

Things to do for Halloween 2019 in Reading

The best events, Halloween parties and spooky film nights to celebrate fright night in Reading 2019.

Macbeth by RBL Theatre

Macbeth by RBL Theatre review

RBL Theatre overload our senses with a horror-filled, female-led, post-apocalyptic production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, on at Reading Minster until 9 November.

Year of the Kite

Metropolis with live score from Year Of The Kite

Local and Year of the Kite produce a live soundtrack for the 1927 cult sci-fi film Metropolis. See it live at South Street Arts Centre.

Pip Blom Band

Dutch band Pip Blom interview

Pip Blom on touring the UK, playing in Reading, epic music playlists and the best album of all time.

adam and elvis

Reading band of the month: Adam & Elvis

Matt Dyson shows why you should explore the best of Reading’s local bands. This month it’s six-piece alt-pop band Adam & Elvis and their art rock anthems.

Reading Carnival

The best things to do in Reading in May

Discover the best events, festivals and things to do in Reading in May with our list, including The Reading Carnival, Caversham Art Trail, Reading Children’s Festival, the Purple Turtle Blues Festival and a Eurovision watching party.


Shoals release new single ‘Polar Bears’

To coincide with their appearance at this year’s Are You Listening? Festival, Reading-based band Shoals…

Ten bands to see at Are You Listening Festival 2019

Explore Reading’s editors and writers share the bands they’ll be watching at Are You Listening Festival 2019 – including TVAM, Workin Man Noise Unit, Rozi Plain and Bad Sounds.