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 band of the month: Doops

Reading’s psych rock three-piece band Doops will wrap you up in wide-eyed fuzzy melody and zip you through the languid dark existential angst

Head Drop ‘EP 1’ review

‘EP 1’, the four track first release from Reading band Head Drop, goes right for the jugular with nasty, dirty unforgiving riffs of utter filth.

Reading Half Marathon

The best things to do in Reading in March

March is a packed month in Reading with celebrations for Pancake Day, St Patrick’s Day, International Women’s Day and British Science Week as well as gigs, comedy, theatre, community events and things to do.

Readipop Festival 2019 guide

Readipop Festival returns to Christchurch Meadows for its fourth year in 2019 with its strongest and most diverse music line up yet – The Brand New Heavies, Sleeper, The Orb, CassetteBoy and Audiobullys.

The best things to do in Reading in February 2019

Make the most of February in Reading with our guide to the best events, gigs, theatre, beer tours, comedy, exhibitions, supper clubs and things to do.

The best things to do in Reading in January 2019

Comedy nights, meditation, gin tastings, beer parties, vegan dinners and Ryan Gosling. The best things to do in Reading in January.

Best gigs in Reading in January 2019

Start your year off well with our pick of the five best gigs happening in Reading in January 2019 including The Keep Cats, Cancer Bats, Citrus and Soup for Readipop’s launch party.

Top gigs to see in Reading in December

Discover the best gigs to watch in December in Reading, including Who Killed Nancy Johnson?, John Otway, Bad Manners and Roves.

Madonnatron

Are You Listening Festival Reading 2019 guide

Reading’s annual one-day, charity music festival returns for April 2019 with a line up including Flamingods, Our Girl, Workin’ Man Noise Unit and more.

The best things to do in Reading in November

Discover the best events to check out in town this November, including The Whiskey Affair, firework displays, the winter ArtLine market, Diwali, Armistice Day memorial events, Christmas Markets and more.