Members of the local community are invited to join a free one-day, family-friendly festival hosted by the University of Reading on Saturday May 18.

Following the success of last year, the Community Festival returns to the University’s Whiteknights Campus between 11am and 5pm.

On offer will be a variety of activities for people of all ages to enjoy – including live music, theatre, research talks and interactive workshops/activities, plus a range of fantastic street food.

Featuring multiple indoor and outdoor venues, there will be a packed programme of hands-on activities for children and grown-ups to get involved with throughout the day. 

A free shuttle bus service will be provided from three areas around Reading, including: Reading Station, Tilehurst and Whitley.

In addition, people using the Leopard 3 bus from Arborfield will be able to use this service for free on the day.

Details of all the routes and timetables will be available on the Community Festival website soon. Limited parking is also available on campus.

Molli Cleaver, Community Engagement Manager at the University of Reading, said: “We are excited to bring back the Community Festival for a second year. It’s a great opportunity for the local community to come to our beautiful campus and find out more about the University and the world-changing research that takes place here.

“It’s also a chance to showcase some of the incredible talent we have here in Reading, from local dancers and musicians to artists, craft-makers and street food vendors. We can’t wait to welcome everyone.”