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.

Ten acts you need to see at Reading Festival 2018

Discover the top ten lesser known, local and fan favourite acts to see at Reading Festival 2018, including local bands Valeras and Saltwater Sun.

Reading Festival

The best things to do in Reading in August

Enjoy the great list of music festivals, summer parties, and things to do in Reading in summer 2018

Top gigs to see in Reading in August

Discover all the gigs and live music to see in Reading this month, including The Surfin’ Lungs, Kill Committee and Reading Festival.

Review: Bicycle Boy at Reading Fringe Festival

A funny, charming and interactive musical for children and families where the audience ride bikes to power the stage show.

Top gigs to see in Reading in July 2018

We’re truly lucky with the amount of music going on in Reading right now. From Club Velocity to Readipop Festival, discover the best gigs to see in Reading in July 2018.

Readipop Festival

The best things to do in Reading in July

The best events, festivals and things to do in Reading in July 2018, including Readipop Festival, Cult Screens, The Fringe Festival, Progress Theatre in the Abbey Ruins, Bastille Day and more.

Coppa club film screening

Outdoor cinema and film screenings in Reading

The best outdoor screenings and open-air cinema seasons in Reading in summer 2018, including Films at the Abbey Ruins, Caversham Court Gardens, Wellington Country Park and more.

Fragrance scent notes at Humos

Make your own bespoke perfume at Humos, Caversham

You can now make your own custom fragrance in Reading. Claire Slobodian learns how to create her own signature scent at Humos, Caversham’s new bespoke perfume blend bar.

Top gigs in Reading in June

Reading is one of the most exciting places to see live music in the country this month. Catch Sean McGowan, Public Image Ltd, Roves and more gigs in Reading in June 2018.

Reading Abbey at night

The best things to do in Reading in June

This month, Reading’s got food festivals, outdoor film screenings, World Cup parties, orchestras at the Forbury bandstand, and, of course, the much-anticipated reopening of Reading Abbey to look forward too. Get out there and get exploring your way through the best things to do in Reading in June.