Events in August
3 (& 7, 10, 14…) Thames Cruise: Caversham to Reading Abbey
4 (& 11, 18, 25) Forbury Band Concert Season
10 Fake Festival: Tribute Acts
23-25 Reading Festival
23 Reading Jobs Fair

to 17 Aug Ladybird Books: ‘How it Works’
5 Aug-31 Oct Embellish’d with Gold
to 31 Aug Arts Asia: in India’s Image

‘Reading Museum has a rare treasure: a replica of the Bayeux Tapestry’

What to See
You’ll find accounts of Bristol’s tourist attractions in Towns of Two Halves (and of 91 other places: order the book now for £8 from For additional information plus shopping, eating out etc there’s Living Reading, or Reading Arts and Reading local authority website for forthcoming events. Links to local attractions include:

‘Access to the platforms from the north side is via an escalator modelled on the set of A Matter of Life and Death’

Cole Museum of Zoology (temporary closure from 1 Jul)
Forbury Gardens & Abbey Quarter
Museum of Berkshire Aviation
Museum of English Rural Life
Reading Museum
Royal Berkshire Medical Museum
Waterside Walk