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Womad 2019 – Review

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I was a Womad-virgin up until 2019; I had heard of the festival but never thought to attend until this year and it was fab. Moreover only 1 hour from West Reading driving, door to door.

Family friendly experience and the adults get to really enjoy it too. Great foodie experience – goan fish curry and fried halloumi, real burgers and south indian dosa with bajis to name but a few – my mouth is watering again! 

Great eco warrior atmosphere, diverse artisan market, great book stalls, drop in guided meditation and general wellbeing area, kids play area was a huge field of fun… adults get to play too!)…new climbing wall just to name a few that we noticed.

Still we needed to stop at the huge a real ale bar… passing by the posh loos (‘pay per poo’ or a weekend pass; there were ordinary portaloos too for the less discerning).

And a festival can’t be a festival without the music line up… highlights for me were Macy Gray – classic soul sister with a unique voice that stands the test of time, and Salif Keta, west African musical royalty – I love his music, his voice and the beat.


We are definitely going next year, for the full four days camping experience!

#womad2019 #authenticfestival #worldmusic #worldcitizen

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Reading Comic-Con is back for it’s 4th year in 2019!!

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A return to our traditional weekend date in November and loaded with an all new lineup of Guests from TV & Film as well as from your favourite Comics. New props & attractions will be also on hand as well as our always popular Cosplay & Gaming Zones plus a few more surprises that we are keeping under our hats for now.

Saturday November 23 – Sunday November 24
10:00 AM
Rivermead Leisure Complex and Gym
Richfield Avenue, RG1 8EQ Reading, England

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Squash & Pumpkins Festival | 29th Sept 2019

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Tolhurst Organic is a vegetable growing farm, just outside the village of Whitchurch-on-Thames in south Oxfordshire. We sell through a local Box Scheme, Farmers’ Market and in our local veg shed.

Autumnal Dress Parade
Children’s entertainment
Live music
Bouncy Castle
Giant Pumpkins Competition
Food & Drink
Admission £4.00/person. Children come free.

2, West Lodge, Hardwick Road
Reading, England

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Reading Town Meal | 28 September

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Reading’s community festival of food returns to Forbury Gardens: food grown in local gardens and allotments, turned into a delicious meal by Reading College and served free in Forbury Gardens. Plus food-related activities for all the family, live music, local food traders and community groups.

A free meal cooked by Reading College students, served free to 1000+ Live bands, stalls, community stalls, workshops, activities and local food market. Held in Forbury Gardens on Sat 28th September

Reading Town Meal aims to celebrate and promote home grown and locally produced food. Food4families developed Reading Town Meal as apart of its broader vision for a significant increase in the amount of food grown locally and more sustainably. This embraces a broad approach to sustainability, incorporating economic, health and well-being, community capacity and resilience, and carbon reduction aspects.

ORGANISERS

1] Food4families–a BIG lottery funded project managed by Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC)

2] Reading international Solidarity Centre–the BIGGEST Development Education Centre in the UK

3] Reading College–A long tradition of education and training, with their Hospitality, Travel&Tourism department contributing their expertise and use of kitchen facilities to prepare and serve the Town meal

4] Reading Borough Council

5] True Food Community Co-operative– Offers a complete range of general groceries, including organic whole foods, local fresh fruit and vegetables and environmentally friendly household products.

28 September
Reading Town Meal
Sat 12 PM · Forbury Gardens · Reading, England

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