Whitley Events
October / November

HEXHAM COMMUNITY CENTRE
1a Bamburgh Close, Reading RG2 7UD
Activities are open to all children, young people and adults!
Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday 29 October 2pm-4.30 pm FREE
Colourful Post Cards
Create a picture on one side and a fun short story on the other.

Tuesday 30 October 10am-12.30pm FREE
Junk Art
Use recycled materials to create an art piece of your choice.

Thursday 1 November 11am-1pm FREE
The Art of Cooking
Have fun cooking your own lunch. Fun for all the family.

Friday 2 November 10am-3pm FREE
Football Skills
Improve your Football skills and have fun with Centre Skills.
Open to boys & girls aged 6-13 yrs.

Friday 2 November 2pm-4.30pm FREE
Paper Mobiles
Make a colourful paper mobile to hang at home.

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WHITLEY WOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE
Swallowfield Drive, Reading, RG2 8UH Tel: 0118 901 5635

Activities are open to all children and young people and adults!
Under 8's must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday 29 October 10am - 12.30pm FREE
Colourful Post Cards
Create a picture on one side and a fun short story on the other.

Monday 29 October 1pm-2.30pm FREE
Zumba Gold Run by Age UK
This fun active session includes a video show of the groups activities.

Monday 29 October 2.30pm-4.30pm FREE
Storystacks Run by Aspire2
You will help to create a number of storystacks for local primary school.

Tuesday 30 October 10am - 12.30pm FREE
Junk Art
Use recycled materials to create an art piece of your choice.

Wednesday 31 October 10am - 12.30pm FREE
Carnival Mask Making Run by The Jelly
You will create you own carnival mask.

Wednesday 31 October 2pm - 4.30pm FREE
Knit a Scarf & Make a Card Run by Chatter Craft
Come and learn how to knit yourself a scarf for those Autumn days
or make a card for someone special .

Thursday 1 November 10am-12.30pm FREE
Photography Walk Run by The Jelly
You will be invited for a walk around the local area taking
photographs of interesting aspects. Please bring along a digital
camera so your photographs can be entered into a competition.

Friday 2 November 10am-12.30pm FREE
Paper Mobiles
Come and make a colourful paper mobiles to hang at home.

Friday 2 November 2-4pm ENTRY 50p
Celebration Party
Come and vote for your favourite art piece! Decorate cakes ready
for the Party.

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SHINE
Sat 24 November 7pm-9pm
The John Madejski Academy

A fantastic showcase of local music and dance talent. Featuring RnB,
rap, rock and pop and hip hop, classical, street dance and much more!
See Reading's finest and the nations latest.
NOT TO BE MISSED.

Want to take part?
Do you have an act that you would like to be included in this year's event,
do you want to come and perform? Auditions will be held during half term,
for more information contact: Sheila Tibbenham s.tibbenham@geoffreyfield-jun.reading.sch.uk
or Tommy Robinson Tommy.Robinson@johnmadejskiacademy.co.uk

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FIRE DEMOS
270 Whitley Wood Road, Reading RG2 8FS

Come along and watch your local fire fighters at work.
See them perform a simulated rescue and have a tour of the
station. The chip pan demo will be here as well.
The demo is suitable for the whole family. FREE

Tuesday 30 October
Thursday 1 November
1pm each day.

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THRIVING NEIGHBOURHOODS
New Directions, South Reading Centre
Wildlife Garden, New Directions, 330 Northumberland Avenue,
Reading RG2 8DH

Wednesday 31 October 10-12pm FREE
Wildlife Walk & Photography Session
Try your photography skills and capture local wildlife. Children under
10yrs must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday 1 October 10-12pm FREE
Stone Painting
Design a paperweight and help us plant bulbs. Children under 10yrs
must be accompanied by an adult.

No need to book, just come along.

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CHILDREN'S THEATRE
South Street Arts Centre
21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU
To book call 0118 960 6060, or on-line at www.readingarts.com

South Street Arts at Battle Library, Oxford Road
Saturday 27 October, times between
11am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3pm at 6 minute intervals
Bootworks Theatre presents
Incredible Book Eating Boy ©Oliver Jeffers.
Henry loved books, but not like you and I like books...he loved to EAT books.
The story of a boy with a voracious appetite for books. An
exciting adventure for 4+ year olds, and their grown ups using live performance,
puppetry and back projection. Each performance is 5 minutes long, performed to one child
and an accompanying adult at a time. Performances take place at Battle Library.
There is an interactive room for the children to play in whilst waiting for their performance slot.
Tickets £5 per show for 1 adult & 1 child (subject to booking fee).

Tues 30 & Wed 31 October 11.30am & 2pm
Theatre of Widdershins presents
Rapunzel & The Tower of Doom
Tangles? Split Ends? Frizzy? Flyaway? It's bad enough having a
bad hair day but pity poor Rapunzel spending her life in a tower
with some strange woman using her captive's locks as a step ladder!
What sort of damage is that going to do to your hair? This enchanting
show promises plenty of body, volume and loads of highlights.
Make an appointment to see the show today - because you're worth it!!!
Suitable for everyone aged 4 and up.
Tickets £7 (subject to booking fee).

Thursday 1 November 11.30am & 2pm
Tall Stories presents
The Snail & the Whale
A tiny snail longs to see the world, so hitches a lift on the tail of a
humpback whale. But when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him?
Follow the tiny snail's amazing journey, as seen through the eyes of an adventurous
young girl and her seafaring father... Storytelling, live music and lots of laughs,
in a show for everyone aged 4 and up.
Tickets £7.50 (subject to booking fee).