Reading shortlisted for major cultural placemaking award

20 March 2017

Reading 2016, Reading’s Year of Culture, has been shortlisted in the Planning and Placemaking Awards 2017 for “Best Use of Arts, Culture or Sport in Placemaking”. The Awards, run by Planning magazine in conjunction with PlanningResource and PlacemakingResource, recognise excellence in planning-related activities such as placemaking, urban design and economic development. Reading UK CIC, which … Read More

Reading secures £550k ‘Great Place’ cultural funding award

16 March 2017

Ambitions to secure Reading’s position as a leading cultural destination have been given a major boost this week with the award of a £550k Great Place Scheme grant. Reading Borough Council and its partners – including Reading UK CIC, are celebrating after successfully securing a grant of £558,471 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Arts … Read More

Reading schools link with Nepal on international arts project

13 March 2017

Pupils at six secondary schools in and around Reading will be the envy of artists everywhere with their artwork on display to millions of people on the South Bank of the River Thames as part of Totally Thames this September. Rivers of the World is the Thames Festival Trust’s flagship art and education project delivered … Read More