Light Up Reading – An Audience with Father Christmas

29 November 2016

  Saturday 3 December, 10am As part of the culmination of Reading 2016, Reading’s Year of Culture, Light Up Reading is providing children with a special opportunity to ask Father Christmas all the questions they have ever wanted to ask. An Audience with Father Christmas, hosted by Elsa from Frozen will take place aboard a … Read More

The Rock Academy Foundation launch their debut CD

16 November 2016

Following a very successful year, The Rock Academy Foundation will be releasing “Exclusive 2016”, the debut release from the Reading-based music charity. The release will feature original tracks from a selection of Rock Academy bands and will be launched at The Jazz Cafe at The Madejski Stadium on the evening of Sunday 11th December from 6.30pm. The event is … Read More

Light Up Reading – a trail of lights illuminating Reading town centre

11 November 2016

Thursday 1 December – Saturday 17 December The culmination of Reading 2016, Reading’s Year of Culture, will see many of Reading’s landmark buildings illuminated in a unique trail of light around the town over 17 days of December. Light Up Reading is creating 11 installations and light events in the town centre as the finale … Read More

Fantastic Year of Culture volunteer ambassadors recognised by Reading’s Mayor

10 November 2016

Over 30 local people volunteered to be Reading Cultural Ambassadors this autumn, welcoming visitors to Reading at weekends during the first two months of the opening of Reading Prison for Artangel’s ‘Inside’ exhibition. A celebration of their contribution to the town was hosted by the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Reading, Councillor Ayub in the … Read More

Let There Be Dark – launch of Festival of the Dark

8 November 2016

21 December 2016, 7.30pm, The Olympia Ballroom, Reading How would it be if we – just – stopped? For a while. Turned off the lights. and sat – just for a while – in the dark? What might we discover? Rediscover, perhaps? Shall we try? Outrider Anthems launch Reading’s pioneering Festival of the Dark on 21 … Read More

An interview with Tony Robinson

3 November 2016

From the original production of Oliver! and Who Dares Wins to Maid Marian and playing Baldrick in Blackadder, Sir Tony is one of our best-loved actors. He presented Channel 4’s hit archaeology show Time Team for 20 years, has written 16 children’s books and served on Labour’s NEC. As if that wasn’t enough, his new … Read More