A short film about the importance of arts, culture and heritage in Reading

29 June 2018

Arts, culture and heritage are at the heart of what makes Reading tick Since Reading’s Year of Culture in 2016, there has a real buzz about the cultural scene in Reading. Follow the story, from Artangel’s Inside at Reading Prison in September 2016 to the re-opening of Reading Abbey ruins in June 2018, through a … Read More

Reading’s finest artists announced at Reading Cultural Awards 2018

25 June 2018

An exhibition in a launderette, a celebration of West Indian cricketer Gordon Greenidge and a full orchestra performing at Reading Station were among the winners at the Reading Cultural Awards 2018 Reading UK has announced the winners of the 2018 Reading Cultural Awards. Presented at a glittering awards ceremony at the Olympia Ballroom, the Awards … Read More

Reading International new CVAN member

20 June 2018

Reading International is among the six new members announced by CVAN South East (the South East Contemporary Visual Arts Network). Reading International is Reading’s new contemporary visual arts organisation promoting and commissioning exhibitions, events, talks and offsite projects, led by the Reading School of Art at the University of Reading. Paul Hobson, Director of Modern … Read More

Celebrations to mark the reopening of Reading Abbey

14 June 2018

The ‘Abbey Ruins Revealed’ celebration will take place from 11am on Saturday 16th June 2018, following a three year £3.15 million conservation project. The abbey’s re-opening ceremony, after being closed for almost 10 years, will be a focal point of this year’s Water Fest, Reading’s annual free celebration of the town’s waterways – now in … Read More