An interview with Lucy Worsley – 22 May

27 May 2016

Historican, curator, broadcaster and author, Lucy Worsley returned to her home town of Reading as part of Reading 2016 Year of Culture to talk about the history of murder.  Before giving her talk to a packed Reading Town Hall, Reading Year of Culture caught up with her to ask her about her origins in Reading, her career … Read More

Re Play – pop up theatre for Reading town centre in half-term

25 May 2016

Part of ARENA, Reading town centre’s free summer programme of free arts and culture events A mobile, interactive theatrical performance from Reading’s Annual Day Dream Harvest will be taking over Reading town centre this May half-term. The third event of Reading Business Improvement District’s ARENA summer programme of free town centre arts and cultural events, … Read More

SITELINES theatre in unsual places – July

23 May 2016

The SITELINES programme of eight different shows in eight unsual locations this July has been announced.  The programme includes original commissions, nationally recognised theatre companies and a range of very unusual theatre venues, including Reading FC’s home changing room, hotel bedrooms, the University Whiteknights campus, a post office van and a hair dressing salon, among … Read More

The Great British Bump Off – a new play made in Reading

20 May 2016

The Hexagon, South Street & Reading 2016 present: The Great British Bump Off  – ‘a play about tea, cake and murder’ at The Hexagon 8th – 10th September Created for Reading’s Year of Culture, The Great British Bump Off will premiere at The Hexagon in September. The first theatrical co-production between The Hexagon and South … Read More

Reading Arts Week – 11-17 July

18 May 2016

For seven years, Reading Arts Week has been showcasing emerging and established artists from across town and this year it’s back for a week long exhibition at Reading Town Hall, free taster workshops and The Artscope Gallery Under 25s competition. Submit your work to be exhibited at the Reading Arts Week Exhibition taking place from … Read More

Reading Museum Launches Major Railway Exhibition

16 May 2016

This May sees the launch of Reading Museum’s major railway themed exhibition ‘On Track: Reading Railways, Past, Present and Future.’ Visitors are invited to jump on board for a journey through an extraordinary story, told with stunning imagery and must-see exhibits. The exhibition, which continues until January 2017, represents a key contribution to this month’s Reading … Read More

Canvas of Crumbs: The Reading Biscuit Experience

16 May 2016

Coming to Reading this June as part of Reading Year of Culture, world-renowned food artists Sam Bompas and Harry Parr will be celebrating Reading’s rich and extraordinary biscuit heritage with a one-off wondrous event, ‘Canvas of Crumbs; the Reading Biscuit Experience’, sponsored by Great Western Railway (GWR). Bompas & Parr will be bringing their expertise … Read More

GWR sponsor Reading Year of Culture

13 May 2016

Great Western Railway (GWR) are sponsoring Reading 2016, Reading’s Year of Culture. GWR is the lead sponsor for the month of  June’s Eat Reading festival, which includes a three day street food festival, the Reading Biscuit Experience and an Audience with Nadiya Hussain. Jo Elliott, Head of Customer Engagement at GWR, said :”Supporting the communities … Read More

Get engaged environmentally at Reading Green Fest

12 May 2016

Reading Green Fest is partnering with this year’s Reading Water Fest. It aims to celebrate the green and environmental groups in Reading and get you engaged in environmental issues! The festival will be taking place in town centre in Town Hall Square and St Laurence’s church from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 11 June. There … Read More

Do Rivers Dream of Oceans?

12 May 2016

A mini festival of water across Reading, curated by Amy Sharrocks 11 June Reading is a glorious confluence of water, with the River Thames, River Kennet and the Kennet & Avon canal. As part of Reading Year of Culture a witty and thought-provoking group of live artworks and interventions will take place across the town to … Read More