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

Young People’s Mental Health Pilot

11 April 2019

Apply for funding to deliver an innovative artistic project to research, trial and develop art, culture or heritage activities that will impact on children and young people’s mental health. Reading Borough Council seeks to appoint an organisation to develop and run a pilot project focused on understanding needs and improving the mental health of children … Read More

Reading Cultural Awards 2019 nominations open

29 March 2019

Celebrate the best of Reading’s great arts, cultural and heritage scene Nominations are now open for the 2019 Reading Cultural Awards.  Following a hugely successful second year in 2018, Reading UK is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the 2019 Awards. The Reading Cultural Awards celebrate the best of Reading’s arts, culture … Read More

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