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29 April 2016

The Canadian performance company Mammalian Diving Reflex are coming to Reading to develop a performance event in partnership with Art at the University of Reading and Maiden Erlegh School in Reading. The culmination of the project will be two performaces on 30 June and 1 July. A group of eleven and twelve-year-olds are going to … Read More

An Interactive Sound Map for Reading to be unveiled at Tomorrow’s Reading

28 April 2016

Beat The Street’s interactive Sound Map will be unveiled at Tomorrow’s Reading on Saturday 7 May. Produced by Intelligent Health, the people behind the popular Beat The Street project, it uses two cool technologies to reveal a fresh perspective of central Reading. The Interactive Sound Map enables people to re-discover the place where they live … Read More

Whiteknights Studio Trail 2016

27 April 2016

Saturday June 11th & Sunday June 12th 2016 Venues open 11am – 6pm daily The WHITEKNIGHTS STUDIO TRAIL is a walking trail of artists’ studios in the Reading University area. The event is now in its 16th year and for Reading’s Year of Culture in 2016 several venues are putting on events, activities and demonstrations as … Read More

Reading Hackspace brings tomorrow’s technology to Reading today

25 April 2016

An interactive art installation which takes you from zen to a turbo disco at the touch of flashing button; an application of Microsoft Kinect 360 which turns your body into a physical skeleton;  a sparking Jacob’s Ladder, 3D print making, the latest humanoids and much more of the latest technology will be exhibited by the … Read More

Museum’s Literary Afternoon Marks Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary

21 April 2016

Reading Museum will be celebrating all things literary on Saturday 23rd April, marking both National World Book Night and Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary with an afternoon of poetry readings. As the prestigious Sense of Place landscape exhibition draws to a close in the Madejski Gallery, there will be a special literary celebration from 2pm, where visitors … Read More

Two Reading Artists Make Space for Words

20 April 2016

As part of Reading’s Year of Culture, local artists Robert Fitzmaurice and Peter Driver have installed word-based artworks at nine sites around the town – and online on their website. The works include two thought-provoking banners hanging in Waterstones in Broad Street; a series of works in Reading Central Library, inspired by Reading’s character and … Read More

Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain confirmed for Reading Year of Culture

18 April 2016

Over 15 million viewers saw Nadiya Hussain crowned Great British Bake Off winner in the most-watched TV broadcast of 2015 – and now she is coming to Reading for the Year of Culture. As part of Reading 2016 Year of Culture’s Nadiya will be coming to Reading Town Hall on 19 June, days after the … Read More

BBC Radio Berkshire: A Celebration of Beer, with Bill Buckley

13 April 2016

BBC Radio Berkshire is celebrating Reading’s brewing heritage, as part of Reading Year of Culture 2016. They’ll be telling the fascinating story of how Reading beer was transformed from a disgusting swill hated by locals, to an ale loved all over the world. Step back in time with a wonderful collection of memorabilia from Reading … Read More

Stellar line up of leading scientists announced for Tomorrow’s Reading

12 April 2016

Leading thinkers in the areas of cities, environment, food and health will be taking to the Future Visions stage at a one-day interactive event, Tomorrow’s Reading, on Saturday 7 May. Taking place at Green Park, ‘Tomorrow’s Reading’ is a must-attend event for anyone interested in what the future will look like, how and where we will be living … Read More