Great battles and their myths

8 June 2016

Reading Museum’s Victorian facsimile of the Bayeux Tapestry is a materpiece of the Arts and Crafts Movement. In 2016, the 950th anniversary of the Norman Conquest, the tapestry will be the centrepiece of celebrations. Reading University will be running a day-long conference at Reading Museum on the Battle of Hastings and there will also be … Read More

Warings Bakery sponsor The Great British Bump Off

8 June 2016

Warings Bakery are sponsoring 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 Street, the Bump Off will bring … Read More

Texts and tech: celebrating innovation in Reading

6 June 2016

An audience with Neil Papworth Tuesday July 5, 6.30pm for 7pm, Grow@GreenPark The story of how the world’s first text message came to be sent from Reading – with the man who sent it, is the subject of the July ‘An Audience With’ series of talks as part of Reading 2016 Year of Culture. When Neil Papworth typed … Read More

Water Fest Keeps Growing With a Host of New Activities – 11 June

2 June 2016

One of the town’s favourite annual events returns for its 27th year as part of Reading 2016 with some exciting new additions. Water Fest is back on Saturday 11 June and there will be even more fun activities on offer as well as traditional favourites along the Kennet and in Forbury Gardens. This year, visitors will … Read More

Canvas of Crumbs: the Reading Biscuit Experience

2 June 2016

For Eat Reading 2016, culinary experience design studio Bompas & Parr has collaborated with the University of Reading to present Canvas of Crumbs, an interactive installation for families that celebrates our cultural obsession with biscuits, recognises the Berkshire town’s role in creating many of the country’s most iconic biscuits and champions biscuits as miniature forms … Read More