If you are missing the arts in Reading and more specifically volunteering and marshalling, then please come and join the Reading-on-Thames Festival team!

The  Reading-on-Thames Festival will take place in, on and around Reading’s wonderful waterways between 9 and 17 September. Reading’s early history as a river port was based on the confluence of the rivers Thames and Kennet here, and with the Holy Brook also flowing under the town, Reading has been a waterfront town for well over a thousand years.

The first ever Reading-on-Thames Festival will use Reading’s rivers as a backdrop and inspiration for a new arts and cultural festival, bringing
national arts organisations to Reading and providing a platform for local arts and community organisations to showcase their talent.

You can find a copy of the programme here

We are working with a number of fantastic organisations and would love for you to join us to help us deliver this fantastic programme for
Reading’s Art and Culture scene. The main slots that are available over the 8 days are as follows:

Sitelines event – Playground Victories
Broad Street (outside M&S)
Saturday 9 September & Sunday 10 September
Performances at 12 noon, 2pm & 4pm. Running time 30 minutes

What’s the Point of Rivers Anyway?
Monday 11 September – Crowne Plaza Reading
#RiverCity Drinks Reception – 7:30 – 9pm

Saturday 16 September – Christchurch Meadows
Cry me a River: water as metaphor – 11am – 12:30pm
Murky Depths – 1 – 2:30pm
Children’s Workshops – 3-5pm

Sunday 17 September – Christchurch Meadows
Children’s Choir -1 – 3pm
What’s the point of rivers, anyway? – 3- 5pm

Reading’s Royal Burial of Henry I
The Oracle Riverside
Friday 15 September
7.30pm

River Stories
Caversham Court Gardens
Saturday 16 September
7:45pm (doors at 6pm)

Liquid History Mouth of the River
Reading Museum
Saturday 17 September, 1pm and 3pm

If you are up for getting involved, please do drop Zsuzsi Lindsay an email at readingyoc2016@gmail.com