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SUMMER FIESTA CHARITY FUNDRAISER

posted Jun 6, 2018, 4:42 PM by BCS Reading   [ updated Jun 15, 2018, 5:07 PM ]

Saturday 14th July 2018 at Rivermead Leisure Complex, Reading, RG1 8EQ 

A fun day full of activities and entertainment in aid of the Mental Health & Well-being charities Mind and Sport in Mind.  Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. 

 

So what better way to support this cause than through social & sporting activities involving all communities. 

 

The activities throughout the day include:  

·        8am - 11am – Pre-loved Bazaar

       recycle/sell your unwanted items (your trash is somebody else’s treasure!)

       £10 per stall – bring your own table

       50p door fee to come & browse

Email: bcsreading@gmail.com or contact: Sangita Nandi 07887 573477 to book your stall space

 

·        from 9am  6-a-side football tournament

       £30 per team if registered before 14th June (£50 per team thereafter) – final registration on 7th July, no “on the spot” registration

       minimum 3 games per team on outdoor astro-turf

       max 3 subs per team

       want to play, but don’t have a team?  Contact us and we’ll put you with others in the same situation 

Complete the online registration form; email: bcsreading@gmail.com or contact: Arghya Dey 07737 957787 to register or for more details

 

·        from 12pm – Bollyfit 

       40-45 minutes fun, Zumba-style fitness session with Karina Dance Academy

       for anyone over 10 years old of all abilities, male or female

       £5 per person

       wear comfortable, work-out clothing, trainers and please bring water

Click here to register; email: bcsreading@gmail.com or contact: Rana Ray 07771 825010 for more details

 

·        Throughout the day – Multi-cultural Food Festival 

       come and enjoy a variety of food, snacks & drinks

       £50 per stall – arrange your own tables

       limited spaces with electrical points - allocated on a first come first served basis (all electric equipment must comply with EU safety regulations)

       limited outdoor spaces available by the football pitches during the tournament from 9am - arrange your own tables, gazebo & electricity.

Email: bcsreading@gmail.com or contact: Prosenjit Banerjee 07490 562462 to book a stall

 

·        from 4pm – Children’s Talent Show, Multi-cultural Performances with an Open Dance Floor finale

       enjoy the amazing talents shown off by children and a variety of multi-culturalperformances from communities across Berkshire, Oxfordshire & London

       £5 door fee; under 10 years £2; under 5 years free

  Email: bcsreading@gmail.com or contact: Sudeshna Banerjee 07463 698733/0118 978 5424; Ratna (Papiya) Ghosh 07951 038702 to participate.


The prices listed above are for the individual activities, however there will be discounts for participating in multiple activities or a full day session. Please contact bcsreading@gmail.com or Sourav Dutta 07717 864700 for more information.

 

Please remember, this is a charity event to raise money to support mental health and well-being which can affect anyone at any time – kindly share with your friends of all communities & join us to make this a fun, interactive event for all!


     

RETRO2METRO - A Charity Fundraiser - A Live Bollywood Concert

posted Oct 6, 2017, 5:14 PM by BCS Reading

India’s recent flood situation has devastated many lives in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Assam and Manipur. Through this event, BCS wishes to raise money to support flood relief programs in India, Bangladesh & Nepal which are working ceaselessly on the ground to provide life-saving aid to flood affected families and help them rebuild their lives.

The Event: Retro2Metro a Bollywood Musical Concert on Saturday 28th October 2017. The event is a Musical Extravaganza performed live by the one and only Sadhana Sargam and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa winner Debojit Saha.

Venue: The Hexagon, Reading an iconic auditorium with a seating capacity of 1200 known to host professional performances of high production quality.

Tickets: Special festival discounts available - please email bcs.bollywoodmusic@gmail.com for details. To book tickets online: Booking Form 

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Reading Sharad Utsav 2016 - Durga Puja

posted Sep 12, 2016, 4:50 PM by BCS Reading   [ updated Sep 12, 2016, 4:56 PM ]

7th - 11th October, 2016 

Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ 


Open to all communities - sing, dance, pray, enjoy the array of activities and cultural programmes - meet friends, old and new... no tickets necessary, just turn up - everyone is welcome

Reading Sharad Utsav 2016

Rabindranath Amongst Us

posted May 14, 2016, 1:13 PM by BCS Reading   [ updated May 14, 2016, 1:16 PM ]


Sunday 22nd May 2016 from 5pm at 
South Reading Youth & Community Centre, 252 Northumberland Avenue, Reading, RG2 7QA  

See www.bcsreadingrj2016.wix.com for more details.
www.bcsreadingrj2016.wix.com

BCS, Reading's 2nd Table Tennis Tournament

posted Jan 21, 2016, 3:30 PM by BCS Reading

Saturday 6th February 2016 from 9am at 
Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Avenue, RG1 8EQ  

Rush in your entries to bcsreading@gmail.com cc:ranaray@gmail.com and to get more details.
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SARASWATI PUJA 2016

posted Jan 21, 2016, 3:22 PM by BCS Reading   [ updated Feb 8, 2016, 4:16 PM ]

Saturday 13th February 2016 from 11am at 
South Reading Youth & Community Centre, 252 Northumberland Avenue, Reading, RG2 7QA


Details of the day:

11.00am - Door opens - Puja Preparation (All are welcome to join us to help in the prep work)

12.00pm - Puja starts 

12:00pm - Children's Variety Programme

  1:00pm - Quiz for Children 5-16yrs - “Contributions of Indians in Sports and Science

  2:15pm - Pushpanjali

  2:30pm - Hath-e Khori

  3:00pm - Prasad & Lunch

 

Hath-e Khori: 

If you would like your child to take part in "Hath-e Khori", please bring chalk & slate, exercise book & pencil, or some kind of re-writeable board, on the day. Please note that there is no fixed charge for this.


There is no entrance fee/ticket for the day’s event.  However, any donation would be very much welcome to help with the cost of the food and venue.

This can be made on the day or, if you prefer, by bank transfer:

   Bank: HSBC

   Account Name: BCS Reading

   Sort Code: 40-38-04

   Account Number: 34327225

   Customer Reference: SP-2016 [Name]

As a registered charity, your donation qualifies for gift aid if you complete and return a gift aid declaration (forms available on the day).

 

Please confirm your presence on the day by 7th February 2016, to Sangita Nandi (07887573477or reply to this email.


To sign up your child(ren) for the Variety Programme, please contact Jayita Guin (07795110078).

 

We would also welcome volunteers who can help us on the day with Puja arrangements, decorations, food preparation/distribution etc. If you would like to assist us on the day, please contact Prosenjit Banerjee(07812325274).


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READING SHARAD UTSAV 2015

posted Jul 10, 2015, 4:51 PM by BCS Reading   [ updated Jan 21, 2016, 3:31 PM ]

  18th - 22nd October at Rivermead Leisure Complex

  Join us for our 3rd year of puja festivies on a grand scale.


  We welcome all communities to participate in the biggest socio-cultural event of the Indian calendar year! 

  As well as the puja rituals, there will be music, dance, competitions, stalls and food!

  It is a time for fun and gaiety with old friends and new.

  More details to follow in due course...

  
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Reading Sharad Utsav

posted Mar 13, 2015, 4:42 PM by BCS Reading   [ updated Jul 10, 2015, 4:57 PM ]

www.durgapujareading.com

  2013 was the first time Durga Puja (Sharad Utsav) was celebrated in Reading and we welcomed guests from all over Berkshire and its surrounding counties, making it the largest Indian event in Reading.

  Relive the precious memories on www.facebook.com/ReadingDurgaPuja and flick through the souvenir brochures:

http://issuu.com/bcsreading/docs/durga_puja_brochure   http://issuu.com/bcsreading/docs/durga_puja_brochure_2014

Reading Sharad Utsav 2013 - Picture Set 1

  

Reading Sharad Utsav 2013 - Picture Set 2

   


















 

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