Tomorrow’s Reading to take place on Saturday 7 May

4 March 2016

A one-day interactive festival of science – part of Reading’s year of culture A new date has been announced for ‘Tomorrow’s Reading’,  the one-day interactive festival of science. It will now take place on Saturday 7 May at Green Park. ‘Tomorrow’s Reading’ is a must-attend event for anyone interested in what the future will look … Read More

A stellar arts and culture month: March in Reading 2016

2 March 2016

There’s a great programme of cultural activity in Reading this March as part of Reading 2016, Reading’s Year of Culture. A number of national and internationally acclaimed performers appear at South Street in March, starting this Saturday with three of the UK’s folk scene’s leading lights, Saul Rose, Benji Kirkpatrick and Paul Sartin, coming together … Read More

Tomorrow’s Reading postponed until 7 May

2 March 2016

Tomorrow’s Reading  a one-day interactive festival has been postponed. The event was due to take place at Green Park on Saturday 5 March. Reading 2016 hopes to be able to announce a new date in the near future. Background Curated by the team behind FutureFest – the weekend festival was designed to challenge perceptions of … Read More

Funding for Year of Culture projects

26 February 2016

Reading Cultural Partnership has extended the deadline for local groups to apply for funding for projects as part of Reading 2016 until 14 March. The Partnership has also extended the time period which the funding covers – groups can bid for funding for Reading 2016 events from April to December 2016. Reading Borough Council, through … Read More

Cultural Partnership Grants 2015/16 – support pack

26 February 2016

Contents Welcome to the Year of Culture 2016 Round 3 For Projects relating to April to December themes 2016 – open for applications Round 4 For Projects relating to July to December’s themes 201– planning phase Conditions of Grant Aid The Year of Culture 2016 is a means of showcasing, enhancing, promoting and increasing engagement … Read More

Flamboyance; Whitley’s First Winter Lights Festival

24 February 2016

27 February, 5-7pm, Long Barn Recreational Ground Whitley’s first winter light festival will unravel the transformative tale of the Oracle and her pet chameleon. Flamboyance ‘Night Time Day Dreaming’ is created by The Annual Daydream Harvest and members of the local community. It is also the launch event for WhitFest 2016, a community arts festival in … Read More

New art gallery to open to the public as part of Reading’s Year of Culture

19 February 2016

An innovative gallery originally designed as a therapeutic space for patients and their visitors is set to become a new public art space for Reading. ArtScope Gallery, based at Circle Hospital in South Reading, will open to the public six days a week from Tuesday 23 February. This new gallery exhibits the work of over … Read More

Famous names from the worlds of design, history and dance announced for Reading’s Year of Culture ‘An Audience with’ programme

3 February 2016

Following the inaugural ‘An Audience with’ Sir Roger Bannister in January, Reading 2016 has announced three more special events in the series. The next ‘An Audience with..’ will feature two of the UK’s leading designers, Coralie Bickford-Smith and Paul Barnes, at Waterstones in Broad Street on 24 February. In addition, historian, curator and presenter of … Read More

Get funding for your Year of Culture project

26 January 2016

A wide range of local arts and cultural groups have been the recipients of grants from Reading Cultural Partnership as part of the first part of the programme of Reading 2016, Reading’s year of culture. Now, the Partnership would like to invite local groups to bid for funding for Reading 2016 events from April to … Read More

FAQs for Exercise Book

25 January 2016

How do I sign up? Follow this link https://register.canbook.me/yearofcultures-event, tickets are £5 per person. How do I listen to the music? Follow this link to listen and download https://soundcloud.com/user-837507758 How do I know which is the right tune for me to run to? Martyn Harry has given his expert opinion below! I am Martyn Harry … Read More