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Bastille Day Reading 2021

Where France meets the UK and gets to enjoy each other

10 Jul 2021-11 Jul 2021


Bastille Day Reading is an event that has been bringing people together since it started. Our aim has always been to provide the best quality of French food and entertainment for friends and families in the safest way possible.

For the first year since 2012, we have therefore decided to cancel the 2020 Bastille Day Reading due to COVID-19 and the unprecedented circumstances it created.

Your health and safety is very important to us and in the light of current events, it made absolute sense that the Festival should not go ahead.

However, we will come back on the 10th and 11th July 2021 to bring some Frenchness to Reading like we never have before.

In the meantime we are doing everything we can to prepare an online surprise for all our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter followers on the 14th July 2020. So make sure to find us and find out first what we have in store.

We stand in solidarity with all the key workers and people affected by the pandemic, and we look forward to welcoming them and everyone else for a bigger, better and stronger event in 2021.




Book your weekend of the 10th and 11th of July 2021 and let’s get together to celebrate the meeting of cultures for another successful Bastille Festival Reading.

Let’s get together and enjoy plenty of free & fun activities with the support of HobbyCraft & Decathlon, free entertainment provided by French & local artists, as well as many other stands and activities. 

You will also find delicious food & beverages from 12pm till 5pm on both days.

Bring your whole family and tell your friends!