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Reading Community Carnival

2011 will be the The 34th Annual Reading Carnival.

Bank holiday's Reading Community Carnival showcases carnival culture, with the sounds of soca, calypso as well as the Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra. Take part in the Carnival King or Queen competition, or just enjoy the costumes and atmosphere. The Carnival King and Queen will be selected at the Carnival Dance. 

The procession will be through the streets of West Reading, starting and ending inProspect Park. Watch it along its route as it winds its way along Tilehurst Road, Russell Street, Oxford Road, Grovelands Road and Water Road. 

Website: www.readingcarnival.org.uk 


Reading Centre - 0.46 miles
Reading is the county town of Royal Berkshire, situated in beautiful countryside in the heart of the Thames Valley, with the Rivers Kennet and Thames running through the town. Approximately half way between London and Oxford, Reading is a vibrant University town, with an interesting history and plenty of modern facilities. Of architectural interest are its ruined Abbey, three medieval Churches, Georgian buildings in London Street, a gothic Town Hall, splendid old coaching inns, new hi-tech offices and shopping centres.

The University Tutorial College - 0.65 miles
The University Tutorial College is located in Reading, Berkshire. The College offers British professional qualifications for academic, professional, vocational and language courses in Accountancy, Business Studies and Marketing, Computing, Travel and Tourism, and English as a Foreign Language. The College is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC) and is on the Department for Education and Skills register of tuition providers.

Reading Football Club - 2.13 miles
The stadium is of a fair size and is totally enclosed, with all four corners being occupied. Three sides are single tiered, whilst on one side the West Stand is two tiered, including a row of executive boxes. The ground has been designed with the supporter in mind as the supporters are very close to the pitch and the acoustics are good. The stadium also now has a recently installed video screen on the South East corner. The Madejski is e asily one of the best stadiums in the Championship Division and wouldn't look out of place in the Premier League. The stadium, named after Reading's multi millionaire chairman, is shared with London Irish Rugby Club and was recently voted as having the best facilities for disabled supporters in the League.

Sonning Golf Club - Reading - 3.74 miles
Sonning Golf Club is situated in the heart of the beautiful countryside of Berkshire and its picturesque tree lined fairways will be fondly remembered by all who play here. The Golf Course was designed & opened for play in 1911 by J.H. Taylor. He of course was from the famous triumvirate of ‘The Open’ Winners - Braid, Taylor & Vardon. Also famously Max Faulkner was an Assistant Professional at Sonning and won ‘The Open’ in 1951 at Royal Portrush with a score of 285. Peter Alliss has previously described the 6th hole at Sonning, as “one of the best holes in the South of England”.