The High Sheriff of Berkshire’s Concert with The London Mozart Players

13 September 2018

A personal account of one of this year’s Reading-on-Thames Festival events by Megan Siarey, festival marketing intern.  Reading’s Concert Hall was once again taken over by the soaring melodies of music, this time from the London Mozart Players. This event was kindly sponsored by the High Sheriff of Berkshire, Graham Barker. As Graham said in … Read More

Local Heroes announced!

13 September 2018

The Local Heroes commission is to document in portrait people who have done something amazing for our town. The selected nominees represent the broad spectrum of Reading’s cultural, social and community life. Reviewing the nominations were Larry Watson from the Rising Sun Arts Centre, Mary Genis from CultureMix, and Steph Weller, Reading on Thames Festival … Read More

SINGERS, MOVERS, AND MARCHING BAND PLAYERS WANTED!

12 September 2018

  Internationally renowned showmakers Cirque Bijou have created a new event for the Reading-on-Thames festival – and you can be part of it!    Event: Reading-on-Thames Festival, A Circus Soiree Location: Caversham Court Gardens, Church Rd, Reading RG4 7AD Arrival: 3pm (singers; dancers); 4pm (marching band players) Event times: 18:30-21:00 Rehearsal on the day: There will be a run through for … Read More

The Midnight Run Artist Announcement

11 September 2018

The Midnight Run (MNR) lands in Reading on Saturday, to take you on a walking, arts-filled, night-time cultural journey through the town’s hidden and urban spaces. Bringing together strangers and local artists, MNR will see you explore, play and create, whilst Reading sleeps. The MNR aims to break down social barriers and provide a platform … Read More

GRRRL – In Place of War, Thursday 6th September 2018

8 September 2018

An personal account of one of this year’s Reading-on-Thames Festival events by Megan Siarey, festival marketing intern.  Reading-on-Thames Festival 2018 began the rainy evening of Thursday 6th September 2018 at Reading’s historic Concert Hall. The opening event GRRRL artists were from all corners of the world and came together under the charity In Place of … Read More

Theodore Zeldin’s Feast of Strangers, Friday 7th September 2018

8 September 2018

A personal account of one of this year’s Reading-on-Thames Festival events by Megan Siarey, festival marketing intern and volunteer at the event.  Feast of Strangers with Theodore Zeldin, a renowned Oxford University philosopher, historian and author, was an event that had a massive impact on me and was one of the highlights of this year’s … Read More

Interview with Salvo Toscano

16 August 2018

We sat down with Salvo Toscano and talked about his new commission ‘Local Heroes’ in association with Reading-on-Thames Festival.   Salvo is a Reading based photographer, for him photography is a way to “document and appreciate what I see and experience, observing aspects related to place and belonging. Images of people, things and places, on … Read More

ARENA Events

10 August 2018

ARENA town centre arts programme ties up with Reading on Thames Festival This summer’s town centre free arts programme will preview some of the great events lined up for September’s Reading on Thames Festival, starting this Saturday 11 August. The ARENA programme is funded by Reading Business Improvement District (BID) as part of its work to make … Read More

Paid roles at Reading on Thames Festival 2018 (Positions Filled)

20 July 2018

Working with the Festival Director and Producer, Festival Stewards will assist with the delivery of an enjoyable and safe experience for Festival audiences across outdoor sites and indoor venues. Festival Stewards The primary role of a steward is to assist with the delivery of an enjoyable and safe experience for Festival audiences across outdoor sites … Read More

Volunteer at the Reading on Thames Festival 2018

19 July 2018

From performing with Cirque Bijou to working in the festival office or running an information desk, there is a wide range of volunteer opportunities as part of this year’s Reading on Thames Festival, which takes place between 6 – 16 September 2018  across Reading town centre and its waterways and canals. Performers Internationally renowned show-makers … Read More