Launching a brand-new virtual cultural venue for Reading –

29 May 2020

Reading arts and cultural organisations have come together to create a brand new live streaming cultural venue for Reading. Launched this week, during Reading Children’s Festival, brings performances and activities from many of Reading’s top arts and cultural organisations direct to Reading residents via their PCs, tablets and phones. The website will fill the … Read More

Reading Culture Live funded projects announced

15 May 2020

Following a rigorous selection process, the first projects to benefit from Reading Place of Culture funding to create new work to be aired on the new Reading Culture Live streaming site have been announced. Reading Culture Live is a programme of activity run by Reading UK, Reading Borough Council and the University of Reading and … Read More

Get your RDGUK cultural fix remotely and support our local creative sector.

20 March 2020

Virtual events and creative activities from Reading’s creative sector In the light of government advice about social distancing and self-isolation because of Covid-19, many of us have been disappointed to see arts events, workshops, classes, etc cancelled orpostponed. BUT DO NOT FEAR! The good news is that local culture and arts organisations are already looking … Read More

Nominations for Reading Cultural Awards 2020 open

25 February 2020

The public and arts organisations are invited to nominate their favourites Nominations are now open for the 2020 Reading Cultural Awards.  Following a hugely successful third year in 2019, Reading UK is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the 2020 Awards. The Reading Cultural Awards celebrate the best of Reading’s arts, culture … Read More

Reading Place of Culture Year 1 Report

29 October 2019

Reading Borough Council, Reading UK and Reading University are jointly leading on Reading’s ‘Great Places Scheme’, an initiative that links several national funders, to promote a significant improvement of arts, culture and heritage activity in a specific location. Reading’s project ‘Reading, Place of Culture’ works across three main strands, aiming to make Reading a better … Read More

Funding for community arts projects

25 July 2019

Arts, culture, heritage and voluntary groups are being invited to bid for funding for the third year running, based on how they can help improve the quality of life of Reading residents. Two pots of £20K and one pot of £30K are available for arts, culture and/or heritage community programmes to run activities over 12 … Read More

Finalists for the Reading Cultural Awards 2019 announced

24 May 2019

36 finalists across 12 categories From over 350 nominations, the judges have whittled the entries down to three finalists in each of the 12 categories. These 36 finalists will be vying to be the winners of the third annual Reading Cultural Awards. Nigel Horton-Baker, Executive Director of Reading UK, organisers of the awards, said: “The … Read More