Reading Contemporary Art Fair – 23 & 24 April

10 March 2016

Is Art important? Reading’s Year of Culture aims to give you a chance to try out a wide range of new cultural experiences, and Reading Contemporary Art Fair is a part of the answer. Over the last seven years Reading Contemporary Art Fair has become a destination in the cultural scene, bringing new artists and … Read More

Step into Reading 2050

8 March 2016

Step into Reading 2050, a two-day exhibition on the future of Reading takes place in the town centre on 18 and 19 March and aims to garner the ideas and enthusiasm of the people who live, work and play in Reading. The Step into Reading 2050 bus will be in the town centre to spark … Read More

First chance to see King Henry I of England ‘Made in Reading’

8 March 2016

A sneak preview of a major new play written and produced in Reading, which celebrates arguably Reading’s most famous ever resident, King Henry I of England, takes place in Reading on 1 April. Reading Between The Lines Theatre Company will be presenting a preview of this autumn’s world premiere of King Henry I of England … Read More

George The Poet comes to Reading Year of Culture

8 March 2016

One of the UK’s most acclaimed young writers, George The Poet will be coming to Reading on 21 April as part of Reading 2016, Reading’s Year of Culture. April sees Reading 2016 celebrate new writing – so who better for ‘An Audience With’ than George the Poet who published his first collection of poetry, Search … Read More

An ARENA for arts and culture this summer

8 March 2016

Reading Business Improvement District (BID) has announced a new programme of town centre arts and cultural events for summer 2016.  ARENA will celebrate the best work of Reading’s cultural scene through a diverse programme of outdoor arts and cultural events, starting in May. ARENA is part of Reading 2016, Reading’s Year of Culture, and has … Read More

An evening with Janet Ellis

4 March 2016

In celebration of Reading Year of Culture 2016 Waterstones Reading are delighted to announce an evening with actress and presenter Janet Ellis, in conversation with Francesca Perryman about her brilliantly dark debut novel ‘The Butchers Hook’ on Wednesday 20 April at 7.30 pm. This will be followed by a book signing. Janet Ellis is a television … Read More

Tomorrow’s Reading to take place on Saturday 7 May

4 March 2016

A one-day interactive festival of science – part of Reading’s year of culture A new date has been announced for ‘Tomorrow’s Reading’,  the one-day interactive festival of science. It will now take place on Saturday 7 May at Green Park. ‘Tomorrow’s Reading’ is a must-attend event for anyone interested in what the future will look … Read More

A stellar arts and culture month: March in Reading 2016

2 March 2016

There’s a great programme of cultural activity in Reading this March as part of Reading 2016, Reading’s Year of Culture. A number of national and internationally acclaimed performers appear at South Street in March, starting this Saturday with three of the UK’s folk scene’s leading lights, Saul Rose, Benji Kirkpatrick and Paul Sartin, coming together … Read More

Tomorrow’s Reading postponed until 7 May

2 March 2016

Tomorrow’s Reading  a one-day interactive festival has been postponed. The event was due to take place at Green Park on Saturday 5 March. Reading 2016 hopes to be able to announce a new date in the near future. Background Curated by the team behind FutureFest – the weekend festival was designed to challenge perceptions of … Read More