Cultural Commissioning – Reading Place of Culture Great Places Scheme

23 April 2018

Reading Borough Council is inviting expressions of interest from organisations to deliver arts, culture and/or heritage community programmes by, with and for disadvantaged Readingresidents in order to contribute to improving people’s life chances and their quality of life . Programmes will work in partnership to address social challenges and improve the health, well-being and economic … Read More

Reading Cultural Awards 2018 announced

16 February 2018

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Reading Cultural Awards. Following a hugely successful first year in 2017, Reading UK is delighted to announce the launch of the 2018 Awards.  The Reading Cultural Awards celebrate the best of Reading’s arts, culture and heritage with members of the public and arts groups invited to nominate their … Read More

Reading-on-Thames Festival 2018 appoints Festival Director

15 November 2017

Reading UK is delighted to announce that Anna Doyle has been appointed as Festival Director for the Reading-on-Thames Festival 2018 Anna will lead plans to develop next September’s festival, building on the success of the inaugural Reading-on-Thames Festival (September 2017). Anna brings a wealth of experience to the role with over a decade’s experience of developing … Read More

Funding for Reading Gaol feasibility study

10 November 2017

  Theatre & Arts Reading (TAR) is delighted to have received funding to do a feasibility study on the Reading Gaol site to ascertain if a new theatre could be built there. Arts Council England (ACE) has given a £20,000 grant and with matched funding from the Trafalgar Entertainment Group and Festival Republic, TAR has … Read More

The Critic as Artist

11 October 2017

‘The Critic as Artist’ is an exhibition at Reading Museum about and for the Irish writer and dramatist Oscar Wilde, who had been a visitor to Reading prior to his imprisonment at Reading Gaol, and whose ideas and legend remain startlingly contemporary. Curated by Michael Bracewell and Andrew Hunt, it includes work by Miles Aldridge, Stephen … Read More

Flower Power to celebrate the wit and wisdom of Oscar Wilde

10 October 2017

Reading Museum in collaboration with Jelly, Reading Guild of Artists (RGA), Two Rivers Press, Whiteknight’s Trail, and many independent artists and ‘makers’ celebrate the wit and wisdom of Oscar Wilde by commemorating his birthday on Monday 16 October (6:30pm). Local Reading artists and ‘makers’ joined forces to create some stunning lilies – using a range … Read More

River heritage walks with Two Rivers Press

14 September 2017

Join authors Adrian Lawson and Geoff Sawers for a walk along a majestic stretch of the Thames to learn more about Reading’s waterways flora and fauna , history and heritage. Adrian and Geoff have jointly authored Two Rivers Press 2017 publication, ‘The Shady Side of Town: Reading’s Trees’ which tells stories of the natural wonders … Read More

Beautiful Creatures Theatre presents Echoes Around View Island

12 September 2017

Take a promenade across Caversham Lock and re-discover View Island, surrounding yourself with the watery words of poetry, prose and song from performances of the past. With a map and individual audio equipment, take a secret journey around View Island whilst you are immersed in classic and contemporary texts, chosen to reflect specific locations on … Read More

Stunning Reading schools artwork at Rivers of the World exhibition

5 September 2017

An exhibition of the stunning art work of pupils from six secondary schools in and around Reading will take place as part of the Reading-on-Thames Festival this month in Reading. Inspired by our local rivers and in partnership with schools in Nepal, Rivers of the World is an international art and education project delivered by … Read More