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

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

Reading on Thames Festival Artist call-out – The Midnight Run

19 July 2018

 On Saturday 15 September 2018, The Midnight Run will take place across Reading, as part of the Reading on Thames Festival. Founded in 2005 by poet and playwright Inua Ellams (Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre), The Midnight Run (MNR) is a 6 hour urban walking experience, that will take participants across Reading on a night-time … Read More

Reading on Thames Festival 2018 line up announced

11 July 2018

Festival dates: 6-16 September 2018 Following its successful first year in 2017, the line-up for this year’s Reading on Thames Festival has been announced. The Reading on Thames Festival takes its inspiration from Reading’s majestic waterways and sets out to create a vibrant, broad appeal arts and cultural festival programme set in venues and unusual … Read More

In Ruins, a theatrical exploration of Reading Abbey Quarter

10 July 2018

Reading’s Abbey Quarter is rich in history. It contains the burial place of King Henry I of England, the last remaining English King to be found. The ruins of the site of his mausoleum, Reading Abbey, are once again open to explore following a £3.1 million conservation project, funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and Reading … Read More

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