Reading, Reading…the town so good that it this month won an award for Best City despite, well, not being one!
But here at Reading Fringe Festival we definitely agree with the ‘best’ part, which is why in addition to comedy, theatre, films and more at our fabulous venues we are taking the show on the road this summer with a range of nature & wellbeing walks, talks and workshops
COME ON PILGRIM!
On Saturday July 27 join us for a pilgrimage to Reading Abbey. Starting at St Andrews Church Sonning, the British Pilgrimage Trust is offering a free guided walk to the Abbey. The Trust is a charity that celebrates what was once Britain’s most popular expression of leisure and spirituality and aims to renew the tradition fitting modern needs, as a spiritual activity open to all without religious prescription. More information and book your free place.
NATURE, WELLBEING & OUTDOOR EVENTS AT THE FRINGE
You know you can rely on Reading Fringe for the best live music, cabaret, comedy and drama, but did you know that this July we also have yoga classes and nature walks?! Reading Yoga are offering eight different classes, from kids yoga to Vinyasa Flow to fit your experience level (or lack of!), at both the Abbey Ruins and South Street Arts Centre. On Sunday July 28 you have the choice of two free guided walks: Rural Reading author and naturalist Adrian Lawson will give his birdsong talk on a stroll from Forbury Gardens, while the Thames Path Walk ‘N’ Talk goes from Sonning Bridge to Reading. Over at Lavender Place Community Gardens children aged three and up are asked ‘is a stick really just a stick?’ at the Into The Wild family workshops on Saturday July 20. And on a less rural but just as fun note, head to the Oracle Riverside for music from Arturo Castro Nogueras & The Flamenco Thief, plus family fun with The Pirate’s Misadventure @ The Whale