Past Featured events

  BSANA Talks See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 27 June 2019
BSANA Talks
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A regular talk open to everyone on a local topic.
Loneliness
Rhiannon Stocking-Williams, Reading voluntary Action’s Reading Friends Coordinator introduces their wonderful new Ready Friends Toolkit offering practical advice on how to take steps to interactwith our lonely neighbours and be a critical friend for them.
 

  BSANA hosts Simon Williams at the Castle Tap See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 21 June 2019
BSANA hosts Simon Williams at the Castle Tap
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Simon Williams is one of the very best solo singer/guitarists in the area. He sometimes describes his style as “Acoustic Rock” but he always plays melodic sounds. He’s played for years as a guitarist and behind-the-scenes songwriter for many bands, including a sell out headline slot at “Sound” nightclub in London’s Leicester Square. His first ever solo performance saw him take the stage in front of a 2,000 strong audience in Hammersmith.
 

  BSANA Play Streets See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 18 June 2019
BSANA Play Streets
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm.
Venue: Baker Street (Oasis to Anstey Road)
 

  BSANA AGM See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 11 June 2019
BSANA AGM
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
We used our AGM to report back on everything we had achieved so far, everything we are currently working on, and some of our ideas for the future. Then we had elections for the committee. The AGM ended with inviting everyone to say something about what we are doing – a chance for all to give feedback.
 

  Castle Neighbourhood Book Club See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 10 June 2019
Castle Neighbourhood Book Club
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Join us for reading and discussing a book each month.
 

  Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 4 June 2019
Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
The Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum is part of a force wide initiative that was established by Thames Valley Police in 2007 (originally called the NAG), that deals with key police and safety issues that have been identified by the community.
Anyone is weclome to attend and, if you want, raise any policing or safety issues for the area (in our case those living on or near the Oxford Road in Reading – in Abbey and Battle wards).
Representatives from Thames Valley Police normally attend and give a general update on policing in the area as well as addressing any specific concerns (without giving out confidential information on current operations).
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 25 May 2019
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  BSANA Talks See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 21 May 2019
BSANA Talks
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A regular talk open to everyone on a local topic.
Russell Street / Castle Hill Conservation Area Public Consultation.
Panel discussion.
 

  BSANA Summer Planting on the IDR See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 18 May 2019
BSANA Summer Planting on the IDR
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm.
Venue: Planters on the IDR / Oxford Road bridge
Did you know that the planters on the Oxford Road bridge over the IDR were sponsored by BSANA and built by the Reading Association for the Blind? We have been putting bulbs to flower throughout the year.
This time it’s our planting ready for this summer.
Please come along and give us a hand. All welcome. If you have them, bring a trowel and wear gloves, but you are welcome even if you don’t have them.
 

  BSANA Trip See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 17 May 2019
BSANA Trip
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street

A visit to Dobbies Garden Centre, to discuss and buy appropriate plants and gardening tools for our area.
 

  BSANA Talks See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 16 May 2019
BSANA Talks
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A regular talk open to everyone on a local topic.
Death
 

  Castle Neighbourhood Book Club See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 13 May 2019
Castle Neighbourhood Book Club
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Join us for reading and discussing a book each month.
 

  BSANA Open Management Meeting See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 7 May 2019
BSANA Open Management Meeting
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
An open meeting to discuss the current situation and future plans for BSANA. You are welcome to come along.
 

  Meet the MP See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 27 April 2019
Meet the MP
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
A chance to meet our new MP, Matt Rodda, hear the current situation and ask him any questions.
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 27 April 2019
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 17 April 2019
Zumba
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA hosts James Farrant at the Castle Tap See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 12 April 2019
BSANA hosts James Farrant at the Castle Tap
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Zumba
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Talks See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 9 April 2019
BSANA Talks
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A regular talk open to everyone on a local topic.
A speaker has been invited from the Museum of English Rural Life to talk about the museum and the exhibits.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road (entrance from door facing roundabout at bottom of Castle Hill)
There will be food and drink provided.
 

  Castle Neighbourhood Book Club See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 8 April 2019
Castle Neighbourhood Book Club
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Join us for reading and discussing a book each month.
This month’s book is “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared” by Jonas Jonasson
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Zumba
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.

Sorry, this event has been cancelled

 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 30 March 2019
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  BSANA Trip See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 28 March 2019
BSANA Trip
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street

A trip to Ikea. Please meet at the noticeboard on Baker Street (near Zinzan Street) at 10:30am (or let us know if you need picking up). We plan to get back by 1pm. You should have over an hour and a half at the shop.
Look for inspiration. If you are happy to sign up for (free) family membership, you’ll get free tea / coffee in the café. Also there’s a Free supervised play area where kids from 3-10 years old can spend up to 45 minutes in the free supervised crèche.
Note that we will be getting there & back by taxi. Small items that you can carry are fine. If you want large items, Ikea do have a delivery service (though it’s not free).
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 27 March 2019
Zumba
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, 522 Oxford Road
The Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum is part of a force wide initiative that was established by Thames Valley Police in 2007 (originally called the NAG), that deals with key police and safety issues that have been identified by the community.
Anyone is welcome to attend and, if you want, raise any policing or safety issues for the area (in our case those living on or near the Oxford Road in Reading – in Abbey and Battle wards).
Representatives from Thames Valley Police normally attend and give a general update on policing in the area as well as addressing any specific concerns (without giving out confidential information on current operations).

Venue Change: Now at Police Station on Castle Street

 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 20 March 2019
Zumba
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Zumba
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Open Management Meeting See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 12 March 2019
BSANA Open Management Meeting
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
An open meeting to discuss the current situation and future plans for BSANA. You are welcome to come along.
 

  Castle Neighbourhood Book Club See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 8 March 2019
Castle Neighbourhood Book Club
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Join us for reading and discussing a book each month.
This month’s boook is the “Self-Made Man” by Norah Vincent
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 6 March 2019
Zumba
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Zumba
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 23 February 2019
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Zumba
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Zumba
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Public Meeting See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 12 February 2019
BSANA Public Meeting
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
BSANA meeting open to all BSANA residents, with complimentary food and (soft) drinks provided. All welcome.
Every two months BSANA hosts a public meeting addressing a specific issue. This time it’s a guest speaker to talk to us about the Reading Fringe and the Reading on Thames Festival. Find out what it’s all about and how you can get involved.
 

  Castle Neighbourhood Book Club See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 11 February 2019
Castle Neighbourhood Book Club
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Join us for reading and discussing a book each month.
This month’s book: “Self-Made Man” by Norah Vincent
 

  BSANA Breakfast See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 9 February 2019
BSANA Breakfast
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
BSANA and Bench Rest invite you to join us to the first of a series of foodie sessions covering nutritious, lip smacking and yet very accessible dishes.
Using seasonal ingredients, we’ll go through different breakfast alternatives to make the first meal of the day some really to look forward to. You will spend a morning sampling food, socialising with your neighbours and giving your own twists to the proposed recipes. All levels and dietary requirements welcome!
 

  BSANA Music Night with Rosedale at the Castle Tap See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 8 February 2019
BSANA Music Night with Rosedale at the Castle Tap
Time: 8:00pm – 11:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Bringing you Classic Rock, Blues, Indie and New Wave.
Appearing, for one night only, at the Castle Tap. Free entrance. Free drink for all BSANA residents.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Zumba
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Zumba
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
The Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum is part of a force wide initiative that was established by Thames Valley Police in 2007 (originally called the NAG), that deals with key police and safety issues that have been identified by the community.
Anyone is weclome to attend and, if you want, raise any policing or safety issues for the area (in our case those living on or near the Oxford Road in Reading – in Abbey and Battle wards).
Representatives from Thames Valley Police normally attend and give a general update on policing in the area as well as addressing any specific concerns (without giving out confidential information on current operations).
 

  Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
The Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum is part of a force wide initiative that was established by Thames Valley Police in 2007 (originally called the NAG), that deals with key police and safety issues that have been identified by the community.
Anyone is weclome to attend and, if you want, raise any policing or safety issues for the area (in our case those living on or near the Oxford Road in Reading – in Abbey and Battle wards).
Representatives from Thames Valley Police normally attend and give a general update on policing in the area as well as addressing any specific concerns (without giving out confidential information on current operations).
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 26 January 2019
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Zumba
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Winter Spruce See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 19 January 2019
BSANA Winter Spruce
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street
We offer a free disposal service from 10am to 2pm. If you have anything you want to get rid of BSANA will pick it up and get rid of it for you – no charge. You can play a vital part in our neighbourhood’s success by:
> Contacting us about rubbish for collection.
> Volunteering to help with our rubbish collection service.
> Working with us to tidy front gardens (even your own!).
> Hoeing and gardening on the weekend.
We can take mattresses, furniture, most electrical goods, metal. Sorry, we can’t take fridges / freezers, TV’s / monitors, household waste, excessive green waste. To arrange a collection, to volunteer, or for more information, contact: spruceup@bsana.org or phone Paul on 07380 297 250.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Zumba
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Open Management Meeting See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 15 January 2019
BSANA Open Management Meeting
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
An open meeting to discuss the current situation and future plans for BSANA. You are welcome to come along.
 

  Castle Neighbourhood Book Club See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 14 January 2019
Castle Neighbourhood Book Club
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Join us for reading and discussing a book each month.
This month’s book: “reasons to stay alive” by Matt Haig
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 9 January 2019
Zumba
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA hosts Festive Party with food, drink and music at the Castle Tap See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 15 December 2018
BSANA hosts Festive Party with food, drink and music at the Castle Tap
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Join BSANA for a fun festive karaoke party!
Lots of great music, songs to sing, and meet your neighbours. This is a time for coming together and this is the perfect opportunity.
Free buffet and first drink for all BSANA residents.
 

  Castle Neighbourhood Book Club See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 10 December 2018
Castle Neighbourhood Book Club
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Join us for reading and discussing a book each month.
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 24 November 2018
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  BSANA Breakfast See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 17 November 2018
BSANA Breakfast
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
BSANA and Bench Rest invite you to join us to the first of a series of foodie sessions covering nutritious, lip smacking and yet very accessible dishes.
Using seasonal ingredients, we’ll go through different breakfast alternatives to make the first meal of the day some really to look forward to. You will spend a morning sampling food, socialising with your neighbours and giving your own twists to the proposed recipes. All levels and dietary requirements welcome!
 

  BSANA hosts Kick up your heels at the Castle Tap See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 16 November 2018
BSANA hosts Kick up your heels at the Castle Tap
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
The Baker Street Area Neighbourhood Association invites you to come along and KICK UP YOUR HEELS !! with an exciting new band in our on-going Jazz night series
 

  BSANA Open Management Meeting See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 13 November 2018
BSANA Open Management Meeting
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
An open meeting to discuss the current situation and future plans for BSANA. You are welcome to come along.
The agenda for the meeting is available here.
 

  BSANA Winter Planting on the IDR See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 3 November 2018
BSANA Winter Planting on the IDR
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: Planters on the IDR / Oxford Road bridge
The planters on the bridge are seen by lots of people and greatly appreciated. Meet here to put in plants for the winter to brighten them for the festive season. All welcome. If you have them, bring a trowel and wear gloves, but you are welcome even if you don’t have them.
 

  BSANA Garden Centre Trip See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 1 November 2018
BSANA Garden Centre Trip
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm.
Venue: Pick up from your home, or the BSANA notice board
This is a great time to gather plants and other items for the winter season. We are organising a trip to Dobbies Garden Centre. We can pick up from the BSANA notice board on Baker Street (or from your home if you live in the BSANA area), take you to Dobbies where you are free to wander around and see what’s on offer. There is absolutely no obligation to buy anything.
There will also be tea and coffee in the café, and we will regather to take you all home (dropping you off at your house for BSANA residents).
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 27 October 2018
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  Reading Repair Café See venue on map (opens in new window)Sunday, 21 October 2018
Reading Repair Café
Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Get help to repair a wide range of items covering areas such as:

  • Electronics
  • Mechanical items
  • Computers (hardware/software)
  • Toys/Furniture
  • Clothing/Textiles
  • Tool sharpening

In fact, if it’s broken, bring it along and we are sure to have a go or at least provide some advice about what your best course of action might be.
You’re also welcome to come along with repairs you want to do yourself or craft projects you’re working on and you’ll find a friendly helpful bunch ready to welcome you.
The event is run entirely by volunteers and anyone can pop in! Everything is free, but we encourage donations to ensure we can keep running repair cafe in future.

 

  BSANA hosts Nick Stephenson Music at the Castle Tap See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 19 October 2018
BSANA hosts Nick Stephenson Music at the Castle Tap
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Freddie Mercury, Kate Bush, Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson and Father John Misty, London-based singer/songwriter Nick Stephenson has played at Glastonbury Festival, The Isle of Wight Festival and Secret Garden Party.
Appearing, for one night only, at the Castle Tap. Free entrance. Free drink for all BSANA residents.
 

  Castle Neighbourhood Book Club See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 8 October 2018
Castle Neighbourhood Book Club
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Join us for reading and discussing a book each month.
Book: Shadow
 

  BSANA Hosier Street Development meeting See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 4 October 2018
BSANA Hosier Street Development meeting
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
An open meeting to discuss the planned development for the area including the old Council Offices, Broad Street Mall, police station and market).
Agenda
1. Welcome & Introductions
2. Presentation of our evaluation of the Hosier Street Area Outline Development Framework
 

  BSANA Be your own inhouse master sushi chef!! See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 29 September 2018
BSANA Be your own inhouse master sushi chef!!
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
Always wanted to know how to make sushi … but you wouldn’t know where to start?
Come along and find out all about the mysteries of making sushi!
Just bring yourself – supplies included.
You must confirm by Wednesday 17th January to sushi@bsana.org
Event Cancelled
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 29 September 2018
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  BSANA Hosier Street Development meeting See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 17 September 2018
BSANA Hosier Street Development meeting
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
An open meeting to discuss the planned development for the area including the old Council Offices, Broad Street Mall, police station and market).
 

  Heritage Open Day See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 15 September 2018
Heritage Open Day
Time: 10:15am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Pavilion, Oxford Road (bottom of Russell Street)
This brisk walking tour (max 18 people – 90 minutes) of the Conservation Area, takes you to the west of the Inner Distribution Road and will cover the Georgian and Victorian development of
Reading as well as how the earlier historic street lines have defined the layout today. There is an opportunity to view an old photo archive of the area.
If you are booked onto the tour, it will start at the Oasis at 10:15. Otherwise just come along to the Pavilion any time from 10:15 onwards.
 

  BSANA hosts Drum 4 Fun at the Castle Tap See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 14 September 2018
BSANA hosts Drum 4 Fun at the Castle Tap
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Drum4fun is a new community drum circle venture run by Kate Cooper, a gigging musician, ukulele group facilitator and performer from Reading.
It’s fun, it’s noisy, it’s good for you! Truly inclusive fun and exciting drum circle experiences for everyone.
Come meet your fellow neighbours and maybe make new friends. Complimentary drink for all BSANA residents. (non alcoholic options also available)
 

  Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
The Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum is part of a force wide initiative that was established by Thames Valley Police in 2007 (originally called the NAG), that deals with key police and safety issues that have been identified by the community.
Anyone is weclome to attend and, if you want, raise any policing or safety issues for the area (in our case those living on or near the Oxford Road in Reading – in Abbey and Battle wards).
Representatives from Thames Valley Police normally attend and give a general update on policing in the area as well as addressing any specific concerns (without giving out confidential information on current operations).
 

  BSANA Open Management Meeting See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 11 September 2018
BSANA Open Management Meeting
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
An open meeting to discuss the current situation and future plans for BSANA. You are welcome to come along.
Rosehill Room
 

  Castle Neighbourhood Book Club See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 10 September 2018
Castle Neighbourhood Book Club
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Join us for reading and discussing a book each month.
Book: Beatrice
 

  Heritage Open Day See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 6 September 2018
Heritage Open Day
Time: 1:45pm – 3:30pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
This brisk walking tour (max 18 people – 90 minutes) of the Conservation Area, takes you to the west of the Inner Distribution Road and will cover the Georgian and Victorian development of
Reading as well as how the earlier historic street lines have defined the layout today. There is an opportunity to view an old photo archive of the area.
This tour is now full. If you are booked onto the tour, it will start at the Oasis at 13:45. Otherwise just come along to the Oasis any time from 13:45 onwards.
 

  Family Fun Day See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Family Fun Day
Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm.
Venue: The Pavilion, Oxford Road (bottom of Russell Street)
A great day for children of all ages.
THEME: Fairytales and movies
Come in fancy dress for a prize!!!
 

  Castle Neighbourhood Book Club See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Castle Neighbourhood Book Club
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Join us for reading and discussing a book each month.
Note: For this month, it’s Tuesday instead of Monday.
Book: World’s Wife
 

  Conservation Street Meeting See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 13 August 2018
Conservation Street Meeting
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
Reading Borough Council has developed a draft framework for development of the old council offices (as well as the market, Broad Street Mall and police station). The aim of this initial meeting is to get a small group of people together to come up with a plan of action to engage with not only RBC, but a wider audience e.g. BSANA residents.
 

  BSANA AGM See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 25 July 2018
BSANA AGM
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
We would like to cordially invite you to our annual AGM meeting.
To entice you this year we’ll be having one of our fabulous (always halal) BBQ’s along with the event! So – don’t cook- bring the family along- and have a great evening catching up with the neighbours!
Grab your food from 6:30pm and at 7pm, there will be a brief business update, voting Committee members in, a quick version of our annual “State of the Neighbourhood Address.” There will be a chance for you to voice your opinions – good or bad – about the neighbourhood and community events. Councillor Tony Page will be along to give us a quick update on “all things Reading” and field a question or two!
BSANA is generously funded by the People’s Health Trust, but we need your ideas on how best to spend funds to benefit our community and coming together as neighbours. This is the perfect chance to weigh in on ideas you have to improve activities and events that make a difference to our community. Therefore, we cannot stress this enough, it is vital that we see you there! So, please come join us and help us continue to be the best neighbourhood association in Reading!
Last but not least! We would like to invite you in honouring our neighbour, Mayor Mohammed Ayub, for a year of outstanding service to the town.
Are you motivated to do more? Be a committee member, or help run an event or two? Please drop a note to committee@bsana.org prior to the meeting as we have positions available and are looking for a Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, Green Streets Committee Chair and a Community Liaison Officer! Come along and make a difference!
The meeting is open to anyone within the BSANA area.
 

  BSANA hosts Jerome Live at The Castle Tap See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 13 July 2018
BSANA hosts Jerome Live at The Castle Tap
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Jerome is an incredible vocalist who has a wide range of songs in his repertoire. His stage presence and varied vocals will entertain and excite everyone. You’ll be tapping your feet and you might even join in the singing!

Come meet your fellow neighbours and maybe make new friends. Complimentry drink for all BSANA residents. (non alcoholic options also available)

 

  Castle Neighbourhood Book Club See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 9 July 2018
Castle Neighbourhood Book Club
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Join us for reading and discussing a book each month.
Book: Yellow Sun
 

  Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, 522 Oxford Road
The Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum is part of a force wide initiative that was established by Thames Valley Police in 2007 (originally called the NAG), that deals with key police and safety issues that have been identified by the community.
Anyone is welcome to attend and, if you want, raise any policing or safety issues for the area (in our case those living on or near the Oxford Road in Reading – in Abbey and Battle wards).
Representatives from Thames Valley Police normally attend and give a general update on policing in the area as well as addressing any specific concerns (without giving out confidential information on current operations).
 

  BSANA Street Party See venue on map (opens in new window)Sunday, 1 July 2018
BSANA Street Party
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm.
Venue: Baker Street (between Carey Street and Howard Street)
This is the big one. We close off Baker Street, from Carey Street/Zinzan Street along to Howard Street/Body Road and have a party. Please bring along some food for us all to share. We will provide (soft) drinks, cutlery and crockery. There will be chairs and tables so you can eat your food, chat to your neighbours and enjoy the sunshine. There will also be activities such as live music, Zumba, martial arts, bouncy castle, swingball, and the regular BSANA quiz! Opens at Noon.
 

  BSANA Street Party setup See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 30 June 2018
BSANA Street Party setup
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Preparation for the Street Party
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 30 June 2018
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  Castle Neighbourhood Book Club See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 11 June 2018
Castle Neighbourhood Book Club
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Join us for reading and discussing a book each month.
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 26 May 2018
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
The Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum is part of a force wide initiative that was established by Thames Valley Police in 2007 (originally called the NAG), that deals with key police and safety issues that have been identified by the community.
Anyone is weclome to attend and, if you want, raise any policing or safety issues for the area (in our case those living on or near the Oxford Road in Reading – in Abbey and Battle wards).
Representatives from Thames Valley Police normally attend and give a general update on policing in the area as well as addressing any specific concerns (without giving out confidential information on current operations).
 

  BSANA Royal Wedding Barbecue See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 19 May 2018
BSANA Royal Wedding Barbecue
Time: 11:30am – 2:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis Car Park (entrance on Carey Street)
Harry and Meghan are getting married on Saturday 19th May – and the whole world will be celebrating! Join in with the festivities with our Royal Wedding Barbecue.
 

  Castle Neighbourhood Book Club See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 14 May 2018
Castle Neighbourhood Book Club
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Join us for reading and discussing a book each month.
 

  BSANA Summer Planting on the IDR See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 12 May 2018
BSANA Summer Planting on the IDR
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm.
Venue: Planters on the IDR / Oxford Road bridge
Did you know that the planters on the Oxford Road bridge over the IDR were sponsored by BSANA and built by the Reading Association for the Blind? We have been putting bulbs to flower throughout the year.
This time it’s our planting ready for this summer.
Please come along and give us a hand. All welcome. If you have them, bring a trowel and wear gloves, but you are welcome even if you don’t have them.
 

  BSANA hosts Happy as Larry See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 11 May 2018
BSANA hosts Happy as Larry
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Happy as Larry is the new act by Richard Green, an acoustic guitarist that’s been kicking around Reading’s open mic scene for over 15 years.
Now coming to the Castle Tap, Castle Hill, Reading with a night of easy listening music that everybody can enjoy.
Come meet your fellow neighbours and maybe make new friends. Complimentary drink for all BSANA residents. (non alcoholic options also available)
 

  BSANA Trip See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 10 May 2018
BSANA Trip
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street

Dobbies
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 28 April 2018
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  Meet the MP See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 21 April 2018
Meet the MP
Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
A chance to meet our new MP, Matt Rodda, hear the current situation and ask him any questions. Tea, Coffee, Waffles and cakes
 

  Castle Neighbourhood Book Club See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 9 April 2018
Castle Neighbourhood Book Club
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Join us for reading and discussing a book each month.
 

  Neighbourhood Watch Meeting See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 5 April 2018
Neighbourhood Watch Meeting
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Recently, in response to increased reports of crime and anti- social behaviour in the area, BSANA has been working with the Thames Valley Police and the Oxford Road NAG to set up a Neighbourhood Watch in the BSANA area, east of Russell Street to the IDR. Leaflets in English, Nepalese and Polish have been distributed to properties in the area and we have had a good response. If you have not seen or received a leaflet, please do join us regardless.
We would like to invite you to the first meeting of this group on Wednesday 25 October from 7:30-9pm at the Reading Association for the Blind on Carey Street near the intersection of Castle Hill. There will be tea and biscuits.
If you are unable to make the meeting, but are interested in knowing more or becoming active in this effort, we urge you to contact safestreets@bsana.org or liz.herbert@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk for more details .
To note, there is already an on-going Neighbourhood Watch in the BSANA area west of Russell Street- and if you’d like to know more about that, again, please email either of the above addresses for more information.
 

  Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 28 March 2018
Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, 522 Oxford Road
The Oxford Road Safer Neighbourhood Forum is part of a force wide initiative that was established by Thames Valley Police in 2007 (originally called the NAG), that deals with key police and safety issues that have been identified by the community.
Anyone is welcome to attend and, if you want, raise any policing or safety issues for the area (in our case those living on or near the Oxford Road in Reading – in Abbey and Battle wards).
Representatives from Thames Valley Police normally attend and give a general update on policing in the area as well as addressing any specific concerns (without giving out confidential information on current operations).
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 24 March 2018
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  Amber and the Professors See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 16 March 2018
Amber and the Professors
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
We would like to warmly invite you to our Jazz café event, with Amber and the Professors.
Amber is the lead soloist with her Professors as a great back up to her charms. Amber’s first training was with the Berkshire Young Musicians’ Trust where she studied singing and trumpet. She moved on to a scholarship with
the renowned choir of King’s College London, and has performed at several prestgious venues in Britain, as well as France, Russia, and Italy.
Amber & the Professors are fresh on the scene, performing classic swing/jazz and recent tunes with a vintage twist. We’re thrilled to bring her and her merry gang to you for a winter’s evening respite! Check them out at: http://
ambernunn.com/amber-the-professors/
So, come on down, introduce yourself, take a turn on the floor with a neighbour and have a wonderful evening with us!
 

  Reading Rescue See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 3 March 2018
Reading Rescue
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street
A day to clean-up our “green/open space” areas in our neighbourhood. In cooperation with Reading Borough Council. Everyone is welcome to help make our area a nicer place to live in.
This event has been cancelled due to the snow
 

  Castle Neighbourhood Book Club See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 26 February 2018
Castle Neighbourhood Book Club
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Join us for reading and discussing a book each month.
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 24 February 2018
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 27 January 2018
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  BSANA hosts Kick up your heels at the Castle Tap See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 26 January 2018
BSANA hosts Kick up your heels at the Castle Tap
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
The Baker Street Area Neighbourhood Association invites you to come along and KICK UP YOUR HEELS !! with an exciting new band in our on-going Jazz night series
 

  BSANA Be your own inhouse master sushi chef!! See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 20 January 2018
BSANA Be your own inhouse master sushi chef!!
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Always wanted to know how to make sushi … but you wouldn’t know where to start?
Come along and find out all about the mysteries of making sushi!
Just bring yourself – supplies included.
You must confirm by Wednesday 17th January to sushi@bsana.org
You must confirm by Wednesday 17th January to sushi@bsana.org
 

  BSANA Winter Wonderland Traditional Tea Dance See venue on map (opens in new window)Sunday, 10 December 2017
BSANA Winter Wonderland Traditional Tea Dance
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Come as you are (or wear a bit of spacrkle if you wish!) and bring the family and neighbours along for what promises to be a truly memorable event with a sparkly welcome drink and full traditional afternoon tea … then feel free to take a spin on the floor with Amber and the Professors.
 

  Whispers of Better Things See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 4 December 2017
Whispers of Better Things
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
You are invited to the launch of Whispers of Better Things Green Belts to National Trust. How the Hill family changed the world by Duncan Mackay, published by the Two Rivers Press.
With a short talk by the author at 8pm followed by book signings and sales. Complimentary mulled wine and nibbles.
 

  RAB's Christmas Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 1 December 2017
RAB’s Christmas Fair
Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
Come along to buy your Christmas gifts and treats and support the work of Reading Association for the Blind. Christmas refreshments available throughout the morning.
 

  Champions to End Loneliness See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 30 November 2017
Champions to End Loneliness
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Battle Library, 420 Oxford Road
Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) is part of a force wide initiative that was established by Thames Valley Police in 2007, that deals with key issues that have been identified by the community after consultation.
NAGs are volunteer working groups made up of representatives from the community. These will include local residents, the Police, Reading Borough Council and other organisations, such as local businesses, community groups, Neighbourhood Watch Groups (NHW), schools and other voluntary organisations.
 

  BSANA DIY Saturday See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 18 November 2017
BSANA DIY Saturday
Time: 12:00pm – 4:30pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Saturday Afternoon: Two great events – Get something repaired and too.
 
Reading Repair Café is coming to our neighbourhood. Come along and get help / learn to repair your things. We have repairing volunteers who help to repair Computers / IT related things Electronics and mechanical items Furniture, toys, clothes and other textiles Bikes Blunt and broken tools and more. It’s all about learning/sharing new skills, meeting new people and giving your broken items a new lease of life, sending fewer things to landfill and reducing the need to buy more stuff! There is also cake, tea and coffee, prepared by lovely volunteers. So pop in for a cuppa to see what’s what. Everything is free, but donations are welcome!
 
Build Your own Pizza for kiddies and adults alike. We’ll have ready to go crusts and fixin’s of all sorts to pop a really great pizza into the oven (whilst you repair your goods).
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 4 November 2017
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  Amber and the Professors See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 2 November 2017
Amber and the Professors
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
We would like to warmly invite you to our Jazz café event, with Amber and the Professors.
Amber is the lead soloist with her Professors as a great back up to her charms. Amber’s first training was with the Berkshire Young Musicians’ Trust where she studied singing and trumpet. She moved on to a scholarship with
the renowned choir of King’s College London, and has performed at several prestgious venues in Britain, as well as France, Russia, and Italy.
Amber & the Professors are fresh on the scene, performing classic swing/jazz and recent tunes with a vintage twist. We’re thrilled to bring her and her merry gang to you for a winter’s evening respite! Check them out at: http://
ambernunn.com/amber-the-professors/
So, come on down, introduce yourself, take a turn on the floor with a neighbour and have a wonderful evening with us!
Sorry – This event has been cancelled
 

  BSANA All things apple See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 30 October 2017
BSANA All things apple
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
do come and join us for … a warm and cozy autumn evening tasting with your BSANA neighbours and friends.
Includes: 6 cider and apple themed food pairings.
Cost: £5 per person. You must book and pay in advance (seating is limited…).
Tickets can be purchased at the Castle Tap or by email at appletime@bsana.org
 

  BSANA Summer Planting on the IDR See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 28 October 2017
BSANA Summer Planting on the IDR
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm.
Venue: Planters on the IDR / Oxford Road bridge
Did you know that the planters on the Oxford Road bridge over the IDR were sponsored by BSANA and built by the Reading Association for the Blind? We have been putting bulbs to flower throughout the year.
This time it’s our planting ready for this summer.
Please come along and give us a hand. All welcome. If you have them, bring a trowel and wear gloves, but you are welcome even if you don’t have them.
 

  BSANA hosts Kick up your heels at the Castle Tap See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 20 October 2017
BSANA hosts Kick up your heels at the Castle Tap
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
The Baker Street Area Neighbourhood Association invites you to come along and KICK UP YOUR HEELS !! with an exciting new band in our on-going Jazz night series
First drink free to BSANA residents!
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 2 September 2017
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  Amber and the Professors See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 11 August 2017
Amber and the Professors
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
We would like to warmly invite you to our Jazz café event, with Amber and the Professors.
Amber is the lead soloist with her Professors as a great back up to her charms. Amber’s first training was with the Berkshire Young Musicians’ Trust where she studied singing and trumpet. She moved on to a scholarship with
the renowned choir of King’s College London, and has performed at several prestgious venues in Britain, as well as France, Russia, and Italy.
Amber & the Professors are fresh on the scene, performing classic swing/jazz and recent tunes with a vintage twist. We’re thrilled to bring her and her merry gang to you for a winter’s evening respite! Check them out at: http://
ambernunn.com/amber-the-professors/
So, come on down, introduce yourself, take a turn on the floor with a neighbour and have a wonderful evening with us!
 

  BSANA Street Party See venue on map (opens in new window)Sunday, 2 July 2017
BSANA Street Party
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm.
Venue: Baker Street (between Carey Street and Howard Street)
This is the big one. We close off Baker Street, from Carey Street/Zinzan Street along to Howard Street/Body Road and have a party. Please bring along some food for us all to share. We will provide (soft) drinks, cutlery and crockery. There will be chairs and tables so you can eat your food, chat to your neighbours and enjoy the sunshine. There will also be activities such as live music, Zumba, martial arts, bouncy castle, swingball, and the regular BSANA quiz! Opens at Noon.
 

  Tai Chi See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 22 June 2017
Tai Chi
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
Bangasumnida: Greetings!
New Tai Chi classes are every other week.
Body & Brain Yoga and Ki Gong is rooted in Korean Taoist tradition which develops the full potential of the brain, eliminates stress, and revitalises the body. Through physical training we release deep tensions, strengthen and detox the body, and develop flexibility. This allows our bodies and minds to become happy, healthy and peaceful. The classes are focussed in Yoga, Ki Gong, Meditation and Vibration and combine East Asian healing and energy philosophies.
These classes are for young and old, the able and the not so able. The aim is not to become super fit, or to gain the perfect physique but to simply focus on what is really important: your health.
We are hoping to host these classes on a long-term basis, but we’ll need a good attendance to keep them running. So get excited and bring a friend!
For BSANA residents, we are reducing the £8 per class to just £3!
Be quick and register by emailing BSANA at taichi@bsana.org
Clothing: comfortable, come as you are!
We look forward to seeing you there!
 

  Amber and the Professors See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 16 June 2017
Amber and the Professors
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
We would like to warmly invite you to our Jazz café event, with Amber and the Professors.
Amber is the lead soloist with her Professors as a great back up to her charms. Amber’s first training was with the Berkshire Young Musicians’ Trust where she studied singing and trumpet. She moved on to a scholarship with
the renowned choir of King’s College London, and has performed at several prestgious venues in Britain, as well as France, Russia, and Italy.
Amber & the Professors are fresh on the scene, performing classic swing/jazz and recent tunes with a vintage twist. We’re thrilled to bring her and her merry gang to you for a winter’s evening respite! Check them out at: http://
ambernunn.com/amber-the-professors/
So, come on down, introduce yourself, take a turn on the floor with a neighbour and have a wonderful evening with us!
 

  Tai Chi See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 15 June 2017
Tai Chi
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
Bangasumnida: Greetings!
New Tai Chi classes are every other week.
Body & Brain Yoga and Ki Gong is rooted in Korean Taoist tradition which develops the full potential of the brain, eliminates stress, and revitalises the body. Through physical training we release deep tensions, strengthen and detox the body, and develop flexibility. This allows our bodies and minds to become happy, healthy and peaceful. The classes are focussed in Yoga, Ki Gong, Meditation and Vibration and combine East Asian healing and energy philosophies.
These classes are for young and old, the able and the not so able. The aim is not to become super fit, or to gain the perfect physique but to simply focus on what is really important: your health.
We are hoping to host these classes on a long-term basis, but we’ll need a good attendance to keep them running. So get excited and bring a friend!
For BSANA residents, we are reducing the £8 per class to just £3!
Be quick and register by emailing BSANA at taichi@bsana.org
Clothing: comfortable, come as you are!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Extra session!
 

  Tai Chi See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 8 June 2017
Tai Chi
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
Bangasumnida: Greetings!
New Tai Chi classes are every other week.
Body & Brain Yoga and Ki Gong is rooted in Korean Taoist tradition which develops the full potential of the brain, eliminates stress, and revitalises the body. Through physical training we release deep tensions, strengthen and detox the body, and develop flexibility. This allows our bodies and minds to become happy, healthy and peaceful. The classes are focussed in Yoga, Ki Gong, Meditation and Vibration and combine East Asian healing and energy philosophies.
These classes are for young and old, the able and the not so able. The aim is not to become super fit, or to gain the perfect physique but to simply focus on what is really important: your health.
We are hoping to host these classes on a long-term basis, but we’ll need a good attendance to keep them running. So get excited and bring a friend!
For BSANA residents, we are reducing the £8 per class to just £3!
Be quick and register by emailing BSANA at taichi@bsana.org
Clothing: comfortable, come as you are!
We look forward to seeing you there!
 

  BSANA Summer Planting on the IDR See venue on map (opens in new window)Sunday, 28 May 2017
BSANA Summer Planting on the IDR
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm.
Venue: Planters on the IDR / Oxford Road bridge
Did you know that the planters on the Oxford Road bridge over the IDR were sponsored by BSANA and built by the Reading Association for the Blind? We have been putting bulbs to flower throughout the year.
This time it’s our planting ready for this summer.
Please come along and give us a hand. All welcome. If you have them, bring a trowel and wear gloves, but you are welcome even if you don’t have them.
 

  Tai Chi See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 25 May 2017
Tai Chi
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
Bangasumnida: Greetings!
New Tai Chi classes are every other week.
Body & Brain Yoga and Ki Gong is rooted in Korean Taoist tradition which develops the full potential of the brain, eliminates stress, and revitalises the body. Through physical training we release deep tensions, strengthen and detox the body, and develop flexibility. This allows our bodies and minds to become happy, healthy and peaceful. The classes are focussed in Yoga, Ki Gong, Meditation and Vibration and combine East Asian healing and energy philosophies.
These classes are for young and old, the able and the not so able. The aim is not to become super fit, or to gain the perfect physique but to simply focus on what is really important: your health.
We are hoping to host these classes on a long-term basis, but we’ll need a good attendance to keep them running. So get excited and bring a friend!
For BSANA residents, we are reducing the £8 per class to just £3!
Be quick and register by emailing BSANA at taichi@bsana.org
Clothing: comfortable, come as you are!
We look forward to seeing you there!
 

  BSANA AGM See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 23 May 2017
BSANA AGM
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
We would like to cordially invite you to our annual AGM meeting.
To entice you this year we’ll be having one of our fabulous (always halal) BBQ’s along with the event! So – don’t cook- bring the family along- and have a great evening catching up with the neighbours!
Grab your food from 6:30pm and at 7pm, there will be a brief business update, voting Committee members in, a quick version of our annual “State of the Neighbourhood Address.” There will be a chance for you to voice your opinions – good or bad – about the neighbourhood and community events. Councillor Tony Page will be along to give us a quick update on “all things Reading” and field a question or two!
BSANA is generously funded by the People’s Health Trust, but we need your ideas on how best to spend funds to benefit our community and coming together as neighbours. This is the perfect chance to weigh in on ideas you have to improve activities and events that make a difference to our community. Therefore, we cannot stress this enough, it is vital that we see you there! So, please come join us and help us continue to be the best neighbourhood association in Reading!
Last but not least! We would like to invite you in honouring our neighbour, Mayor Mohammed Ayub, for a year of outstanding service to the town.
Are you motivated to do more? Be a committee member, or help run an event or two? Please drop a note to committee@bsana.org prior to the meeting as we have positions available and are looking for a Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, Green Streets Committee Chair and a Community Liaison Officer! Come along and make a difference!
The meeting is open to anyone within the BSANA area.
 

  Tai Chi See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 11 May 2017
Tai Chi
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
Bangasumnida: Greetings!
New Tai Chi classes are every other week.
Body & Brain Yoga and Ki Gong is rooted in Korean Taoist tradition which develops the full potential of the brain, eliminates stress, and revitalises the body. Through physical training we release deep tensions, strengthen and detox the body, and develop flexibility. This allows our bodies and minds to become happy, healthy and peaceful. The classes are focussed in Yoga, Ki Gong, Meditation and Vibration and combine East Asian healing and energy philosophies.
These classes are for young and old, the able and the not so able. The aim is not to become super fit, or to gain the perfect physique but to simply focus on what is really important: your health.
We are hoping to host these classes on a long-term basis, but we’ll need a good attendance to keep them running. So get excited and bring a friend!
For BSANA residents, we are reducing the £8 per class to just £3!
Be quick and register by emailing BSANA at taichi@bsana.org
Clothing: comfortable, come as you are!
We look forward to seeing you there!
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 6 May 2017
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  Conservation Area Meeting See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Conservation Area Meeting
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Open discussion on the Russell Street / Castle Hill Conservation area, with a chance to buy your own drinks at the bar.
 

  BSANA Spring Fling See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 29 April 2017
BSANA Spring Fling
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm.
Venue: Chatham Place, Oxford Road
Join local Neighbourhood Association BSANA (www.bsana.org) for their Spring Fling community event located by the green in Chatham Place, Oxford Rd and learn how to dance around a maypole.
Children and their families are invited to join jelly artists for a free spring flower crown workshop from 2pm. Learn how to make tissue paper flowers and turn them into crowns and garlands.
Flower hair crowns were traditionally worn in celebration of May Day and welcoming the spring/summer season. Join BSANA to dance around the maypole in your new colourful creations.
Nibbles provided by Nomad Bakery.
 

  Tai Chi See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 27 April 2017
Tai Chi
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
Bangasumnida: Greetings!
New Tai Chi classes are every other week.
Body & Brain Yoga and Ki Gong is rooted in Korean Taoist tradition which develops the full potential of the brain, eliminates stress, and revitalises the body. Through physical training we release deep tensions, strengthen and detox the body, and develop flexibility. This allows our bodies and minds to become happy, healthy and peaceful. The classes are focussed in Yoga, Ki Gong, Meditation and Vibration and combine East Asian healing and energy philosophies.
These classes are for young and old, the able and the not so able. The aim is not to become super fit, or to gain the perfect physique but to simply focus on what is really important: your health.
We are hoping to host these classes on a long-term basis, but we’ll need a good attendance to keep them running. So get excited and bring a friend!
For BSANA residents, we are reducing the £8 per class to just £3!
Be quick and register by emailing BSANA at taichi@bsana.org
Clothing: comfortable, come as you are!
We look forward to seeing you there!
 

  Tai Chi See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 13 April 2017
Tai Chi
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
Bangasumnida: Greetings!
New Tai Chi classes are every other week.
Body & Brain Yoga and Ki Gong is rooted in Korean Taoist tradition which develops the full potential of the brain, eliminates stress, and revitalises the body. Through physical training we release deep tensions, strengthen and detox the body, and develop flexibility. This allows our bodies and minds to become happy, healthy and peaceful. The classes are focussed in Yoga, Ki Gong, Meditation and Vibration and combine East Asian healing and energy philosophies.
These classes are for young and old, the able and the not so able. The aim is not to become super fit, or to gain the perfect physique but to simply focus on what is really important: your health.
We are hoping to host these classes on a long-term basis, but we’ll need a good attendance to keep them running. So get excited and bring a friend!
For BSANA residents, we are reducing the £8 per class to just £3!
Be quick and register by emailing BSANA at taichi@bsana.org
Clothing: comfortable, come as you are!
We look forward to seeing you there!
 

  BSANA Heritage Day 2017 See venue on map (opens in new window)Sunday, 9 April 2017
BSANA Heritage Day 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 4:45pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Have a walkabout in the neighbourhood with our new book designed for children and adults to take a fun and insightful look: Exploring Where We Live
Meet from 2pm at the Oasis for a 2:30pm departure to get in with a group for an hour (and a bit) tour of our fascinating neighbourhood! Back for tea by 4pm, meet the book’s author and have a chat and survey about the new first draft of the Russell Street—Castle Hill Conservation Area Reappraisal. See leaflet insert for details of the consultation on the reappraisal.
Did you know…
* where refugee Catholic priests escaped from the French Revolution?
* where jockeys for Reading’s horse racing used to meet?
* where iron bars prevented children falling out of a nursery window?
* where a pioneer of photography had his studio in the 1840s?
You’re about to discover a whole lot more about this part of Reading! … from the fascinating history of many local buildings to the varied architectural styles of this neighbourhood.
The official booklet launch.
 

  Reading Rescue See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 11 March 2017
Reading Rescue
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street
A day to clean-up our “green/open space” areas in our neighbourhood. In cooperation with Reading Borough Council. Everyone is welcome to help make our area a nicer place to live in.
 

  Artisan Community Food Fair See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 4 March 2017
Artisan Community Food Fair
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Eat Local – Love Local
Celebrate great food from local producers.
* Delicious Jams *
* Vegan Goodies *
* Fudge & Confectionery *
* American Pancakes *
* Bread & Bakes & more *
 

  Amber and the Professors See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 17 February 2017
Amber and the Professors
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
We would like to warmly invite you to our Jazz café event, with Amber and the Professors.
Amber is the lead soloist with her Professors as a great back up to her charms. Amber’s first training was with the Berkshire Young Musicians’ Trust where she studied singing and trumpet. She moved on to a scholarship with
the renowned choir of King’s College London, and has performed at several prestgious venues in Britain, as well as France, Russia, and Italy.
Amber & the Professors are fresh on the scene, performing classic swing/jazz and recent tunes with a vintage twist. We’re thrilled to bring her and her merry gang to you for a winter’s evening respite! Check them out at: http://
ambernunn.com/amber-the-professors/
So, come on down, introduce yourself, take a turn on the floor with a neighbour and have a wonderful evening with us!
 

  BSANA Festive party See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 15 December 2016
BSANA Festive party
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
A great evening, with a quiz and lots of food and (non alcoholic) drink.
 

  BSANA Festive Treats Baking Class See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 3 December 2016
BSANA Festive Treats Baking Class
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Surprise your loved ones this festive season with some sweet delicacies from Sweden made by you!
A baking class where you will learn about and taste Swedish pastries. You will go home with some recipes and your own pastries. All levels welcome! Saturday 3rd of December from 1 (aprox. till 5 pm) in The Oasis.
 

  BSANA Supper Club See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 26 November 2016
BSANA Supper Club
Time: 7:45pm – 9:45pm.
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street
We very excited about this idea. We are starting a new Supper Club in the Baker Street Area and everyone is welcome to join! The idea is very simple, every couple of months our friends and neighbours Laura & Josep from Pop-up Reading will be designing a menu based on one of our resident’s life experience, they will let us know the theme but final dishes will remain secret, so you will get to discover flavours and your fellow neighbours at the same time.
To show you how it will work they are starting with themselves as guinea pigs with a menu called Abruzzo to Veneto, which tells the story Laura’s Italian roots.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 31 October 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 24 October 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Winter Planting on the IDR See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 22 October 2016
BSANA Winter Planting on the IDR
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: Planters on the IDR / Oxford Road bridge
The planters on the bridge are seen by lots of people and greatly appreciated. Meet here to put in plants for the winter to brighten them for the festive season. All welcome. If you have them, bring a trowel and wear gloves, but you are welcome even if you don’t have them.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 17 October 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 10 October 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Afternoon Barbecue See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 8 October 2016
BSANA Afternoon Barbecue
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis Car Park (entrance on Carey Street)
Get ready for our rain-or-shine afternoon.
This BBQ is being held for 2 big reasons:
* to give a big thanks to all the Reading Rescue volunteers, AND
* to help raise money for a neighbour in need who recently lost everything in a fire in Marshall Close.
There will be:
* Raffle prizes – the chance to make a donation to a worthy cause
* Delicious halal meat and vegetarian options being served
* The best neighbours in Reading!
 

  Reading Rescue See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 8 October 2016
Reading Rescue
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street
A day to clean-up our “green/open space” areas in our neighbourhood. In cooperation with Reading Borough Council. Everyone is welcome to help make our area a nicer place to live in.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 3 October 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Pie and Ale See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 29 September 2016
BSANA Pie and Ale
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Pie & Ale evening at the Castle Tap
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 26 September 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 19 September 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 12 September 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 5 September 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 29 August 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 22 August 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 15 August 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 8 August 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Bingo & Tea See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 2 August 2016
BSANA Bingo & Tea
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
Relaxing afternoon with Bingo (with prizes) and afternoon tea and cakes. Free for local residents.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 1 August 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 25 July 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 18 July 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 18 July 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Barbecue See venue on map (opens in new window)Thursday, 14 July 2016
BSANA Barbecue
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
Venue: The Oasis Car Park (entrance on Carey Street)
The annual BSANA Barbecue. With Halal Chicken and vegetarian food, soft drinks and a chat. Free to BSANA residents.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 11 July 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Bingo & Tea See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 8 July 2016
BSANA Bingo & Tea
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
Relaxing afternoon with Bingo (with prizes) and afternoon tea and cakes. Free for local residents.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 27 June 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA DIY Pizza Party See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 25 June 2016
BSANA DIY Pizza Party
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
BSANA invites you to DIY Pizza Party. A family fun event for adults and kids to get creative with pizza shapes and toppings. Exclusive for Baker Street Areas neighbours this session aims at promoting creativity, introducing kids to new food flavours and textures. AND none the least, for everyone to have a good time!
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 20 June 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 13 June 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 6 June 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Street Party See venue on map (opens in new window)Sunday, 5 June 2016
BSANA Street Party
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm.
Venue: Baker Street (between Carey Street and Howard Street)
This is the big one. We close off Baker Street, from Carey Street/Zinzan Street along to Howard Street/Body Road and have a party. Please bring along some food for us all to share. We will provide (soft) drinks, cutlery and crockery. There will be chairs and tables so you can eat your food, chat to your neighbours and enjoy the sunshine. There will also be activities such as live music, Zumba, martial arts, bouncy castle, swingball, and the regular BSANA quiz! Opens at Noon.
 

  BSANA Summer Planting on the IDR See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 4 June 2016
BSANA Summer Planting on the IDR
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm.
Venue: Planters on the IDR / Oxford Road bridge
Did you know that the planters on the Oxford Road bridge over the IDR were sponsored by BSANA and built by the Reading Association for the Blind? We have been putting bulbs to flower throughout the year.
This time it’s our planting ready for this summer.
Please come along and give us a hand. All welcome. If you have them, bring a trowel and wear gloves, but you are welcome even if you don’t have them.
 

  BSANA Trip See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 3 June 2016
BSANA Trip
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street

Dobbies
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 30 May 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 23 May 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 16 May 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 9 May 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Barbecue See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 4 May 2016
BSANA Barbecue
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
Venue: The Oasis Car Park (entrance on Carey Street)
The annual BSANA Barbecue. With Halal Chicken and vegetarian food, soft drinks and a chat. Free to BSANA residents.
Our apologies, this event is cancelled
 

  BSANA Bingo & Tea See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 3 May 2016
BSANA Bingo & Tea
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
Relaxing afternoon with Bingo (with prizes) and afternoon tea and cakes. Free for local residents.
Our apologies, this event is cancelled
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 2 May 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 25 April 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA AGM See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 20 April 2016
BSANA AGM
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
We used our AGM to report back on everything we had achieved so far, everything we are currently working on, and some of our ideas for the future. Then we had elections for the committee. The AGM ended with inviting everyone to say something about what we are doing – a chance for all to give feedback.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 18 April 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 11 April 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Bingo & Tea See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 5 April 2016
BSANA Bingo & Tea
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
Relaxing afternoon with Bingo (with prizes) and afternoon tea and cakes. Free for local residents.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 4 April 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 28 March 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Wine and Cheese tasting See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 22 March 2016
BSANA Wine and Cheese tasting
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Two of Reading’s favourite independent shops join forces to bring us a unique Wine &
Cheese night at our neighbourhood pub, The Castle Tap. The winners of 2015 Alt Reading
awards- Independent Business of the Year, The Grumpy Goat and the Tasting House,
Reading Retail Awards 2015 Nominee and the town’s wine and charcuterie experts.
Jack (Tasting House Managing Director) will be leading the evening and teach us how to
get lip smacking Wine & Cheese combinations!
Join us on this event in The Castle Tap on Monday 30th November from 7pm. Tickets are £5 and need to be booked in advance (limited number available). Tickets need to be purchased in advance. Tickets are available at the Castle Tap, or by calling or texting to SAM at 0755 7957 462. For more info get in touch at wineandcheese@bsana.org
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 21 March 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Film Night See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 19 March 2016
BSANA Film Night
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
Watch a film together
The Sound of Music
 

  World Café: Exploitation See venue on map (opens in new window)Friday, 18 March 2016
World Café: Exploitation
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm.
Venue: Penta Hotel, Oxford Road
An opportunity to discuss exploitation. Including sexual, drugs and radicalization. Refreshments included
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 14 March 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Bingo & Tea See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 8 March 2016
BSANA Bingo & Tea
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
Venue: Walford Hall, Carey Street
Relaxing afternoon with Bingo (with prizes) and afternoon tea and cakes. Free for local residents.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 7 March 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Reading Rescue See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 5 March 2016
Reading Rescue
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street
A day to clean-up our “green/open space” areas in our neighbourhood. In cooperation with Reading Borough Council. Everyone is welcome to help make our area a nicer place to live in.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 29 February 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 22 February 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  The Artisan Community Bakery See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 20 February 2016
The Artisan Community Bakery
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
On Saturday 20th February from 7:30 am to 12 pm we will be operating as a pop-up Bakery from The Oasis in the Heart of Baker Street Area (and just 5′ from town centre!). Very proud to tell you all the produce will be organic, sourdough, fair trade and local thanks to the guys from TrueFoods. For us this will be a day of testing recipes so if you feel like it, we will thrilled to take your contribution to help us cover the cost of ingredients. Also…joining us for the event will be The Caversham Jam Lady who will be bringing a range of preserves to sample and buy alongside our loaves.
Email: popupreading@gmail.com to preorder a loaf (or two) or just pop by on the day!
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 15 February 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 8 February 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 1 February 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 25 January 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 18 January 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 11 January 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 4 January 2016
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 21 December 2015
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Festive party See venue on map (opens in new window)Tuesday, 15 December 2015
BSANA Festive party
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
A great evening, with a quiz and lots of food and (non alcoholic) drink.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 14 December 2015
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Pastry Class: Holiday Pastries from South America See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 12 December 2015
BSANA Pastry Class: Holiday Pastries from South America
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
Surprise your loved ones this festive season with some sweet delicacies from South America made by you!
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 7 December 2015
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Wine and Cheese tasting See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 30 November 2015
BSANA Wine and Cheese tasting
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
Venue: Castle Tap, Castle Hill
Two of Reading’s favourite independent shops join forces to bring us a unique Wine &
Cheese night at our neighbourhood pub, The Castle Tap. The winners of 2015 Alt Reading
awards- Independent Business of the Year, The Grumpy Goat and the Tasting House,
Reading Retail Awards 2015 Nominee and the town’s wine and charcuterie experts.
Jack (Tasting House Managing Director) will be leading the evening and teach us how to
get lip smacking Wine & Cheese combinations!
Join us on this event in The Castle Tap on Monday 30th November from 7pm. Tickets are £5 and need to be booked in advance (limited number available). Tickets need to be purchased in advance. Tickets are available at the Castle Tap, or by calling or texting to SAM at 0755 7957 462. For more info get in touch at wineandcheese@bsana.org
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 30 November 2015
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 23 November 2015
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 16 November 2015
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Summer Planting on the IDR See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 14 November 2015
BSANA Summer Planting on the IDR
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm.
Venue: Planters on the IDR / Oxford Road bridge
Did you know that the planters on the Oxford Road bridge over the IDR were sponsored by BSANA and built by the Reading Association for the Blind? We have been putting bulbs to flower throughout the year.
This time it’s our planting ready for this summer.
Please come along and give us a hand. All welcome. If you have them, bring a trowel and wear gloves, but you are welcome even if you don’t have them.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 9 November 2015
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 2 November 2015
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 26 October 2015
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 19 October 2015
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 12 October 2015
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA CleanUp with Reading Rescue See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 10 October 2015
BSANA CleanUp with Reading Rescue
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street
Together with BSANA members and equipment from Reading Rescue, we can improve our area with another deep litter collection and some gardening
 

  Reading Rescue See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 10 October 2015
Reading Rescue
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street
A day to clean-up our “green/open space” areas in our neighbourhood. In cooperation with Reading Borough Council. Everyone is welcome to help make our area a nicer place to live in.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 5 October 2015
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 28 September 2015
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 21 September 2015
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Barbecue See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 21 September 2015
BSANA Barbecue
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm.
Venue: The Oasis Car Park (entrance on Carey Street)
The annual BSANA Barbecue. With Halal Chicken and vegetarian food, soft drinks and a chat. Free to BSANA residents.
 

  Zumba See venue on map (opens in new window)Monday, 14 September 2015
Zumba
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue: Salvation Army, Anstey Road, RG1 7JR
A total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class.
 

  BSANA Front Garden Makeover See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 15 August 2015
BSANA Front Garden Makeover
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street
Painting and improving local front gardens in need.
 

  BSANA Front Garden Makeover See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 25 July 2015
BSANA Front Garden Makeover
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street
Painting and improving local front gardens in need.
 

  BSANA SGM See venue on map (opens in new window)Wednesday, 22 July 2015
BSANA SGM
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Venue: The Oasis, Baker Street
By now, there’s no one in BSANA-ville that doesn’t know we’ve got loads of money to spend around here. As such, with that much money coming in, we have been legally advised to become a charity. We have therefore had to wordsmith our current constitution into a Charity Commission format – and we need to have a Special General Meeting to get the Constitution approved to submit to the Charities Commission.
Please come by for a short meeting (as there really is not too much to go over on the finer details of the Constitution itself) but your vote is essential! We’ll also have a brief catch up on the latest BSANA news whilst we’re there. See our Proposed Constitution for details.
Come enjoy tea and nibbles with your neighbours (free)!
 

  BSANA Yard Sale See venue on map (opens in new window)Sunday, 19 July 2015
BSANA Yard Sale
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm.
Venue: The parking bays opposite the Oasis on Baker Street
Anything no longer wanted? Toys? Books? Videos? Furniture? Come find what you need that your neighbour already has!
If you wish to sell items you MUST contact BSANA in advance. Email: bootsale@bsana.org or text Sam on 07557 957 462
 

  BSANA Street Party See venue on map (opens in new window)Sunday, 7 June 2015
BSANA Street Party
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm.
Venue: Baker Street (between Carey Street and Howard Street)
This is the big one. We close off Baker Street, from Carey Street/Zinzan Street along to Howard Street/Body Road and have a party. Please bring along some food for us all to share. We will provide (soft) drinks, cutlery and crockery. There will be chairs and tables so you can eat your food, chat to your neighbours and enjoy the sunshine. There will also be activities such as live music, Zumba, martial arts, bouncy castle, swingball, and the regular BSANA quiz! Opens at Noon.
 

  Reading Rescue See venue on map (opens in new window)Saturday, 28 March 2015
Reading Rescue
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Venue: Meet at the BSANA Noticeboard on Baker Street
A day to clean-up our “green/open space” areas in our neighbourhood. In cooperation with Reading Borough Council. Everyone is welcome to help make our area a nicer place to live in.