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, Re-Play, will ADDH_1takes place from 30 May – 1 June, with performances on Broad Street and Reading Station forecourt.

Reading’s Annual Daydream Harvest have carved out a reputation for imaginative, mobile installations that stop people in their tracks and encourage the public to get involved and take part. The Annual Daydream Harvest said: “Imagine Broad Street as Pall Mall on a Reading Monopoly board, the dice rolls and before you know it, it could be your turn to pick a chance card, or a surprise from the community chest. Whether you live to work, or work to play, the game is on and you’re the player.

“Re-Play will be scanning the streets with a mobile laboratory, extrapolating everything that comes its way, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Expect unusually high levels of cultural activity and to embark on an unexpected journey through the portal of play. We hope you pass ‘GO’ and collect £200, but don’t forget to watch out for ‘SUPER TAX’. We believe culture brings people together, encourages people to talk to each other, strengthens identity and increases confidence in a place. But, in order to play the game, we need you, remember two minutes of your time could last a life time, be part of it!”

Annual Day Dream Harvest
Annual Day Dream Harvest

Re-Play can be found roaming Broad Street on Monday 30 May and Tuesday 31 May and Reading Station forecourt (town centre side) on Wednesday 1 June, 10am-4pm.

Bobby Lonergan, Reading BID Manager, said; “We are thrilled that so many of Reading’s cultural groups will be bringing their talent to the town centre this summer to create a fabulous free programme of events. Following the Two Rivers Press walking tours and the Rising Sun’s Flint Giant procession, The Annual Day Dream Harvest will be honing their creative senses in the hunt for cultural hotspots in Reading. Come along and join in!”

Reading Business Improvement District (BID) is funding 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. The next event will be Eat Reading, a three day festival of street food from 3-5 June.

More information on the ARENA  programme