Reading Hackspace brings tomorrow’s technology to Reading today

25 April 2016

An interactive art installation which takes you from zen to a turbo disco at the touch of flashing button; an application of Microsoft Kinect 360 which turns your body into a physical skeleton;  a sparking Jacob’s Ladder, 3D print making, the latest humanoids and much more of the latest technology will be exhibited by the … Read More

Museum’s Literary Afternoon Marks Shakespeare’s 400th Anniversary

21 April 2016

Reading Museum will be celebrating all things literary on Saturday 23rd April, marking both National World Book Night and Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary with an afternoon of poetry readings. As the prestigious Sense of Place landscape exhibition draws to a close in the Madejski Gallery, there will be a special literary celebration from 2pm, where visitors … Read More

Two Reading Artists Make Space for Words

20 April 2016

As part of Reading’s Year of Culture, local artists Robert Fitzmaurice and Peter Driver have installed word-based artworks at nine sites around the town – and online on their website. The works include two thought-provoking banners hanging in Waterstones in Broad Street; a series of works in Reading Central Library, inspired by Reading’s character and … Read More

Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain confirmed for Reading Year of Culture

18 April 2016

Over 15 million viewers saw Nadiya Hussain crowned Great British Bake Off winner in the most-watched TV broadcast of 2015 – and now she is coming to Reading for the Year of Culture. As part of Reading 2016 Year of Culture’s Nadiya will be coming to Reading Town Hall on 19 June, days after the … Read More

BBC Radio Berkshire: A Celebration of Beer, with Bill Buckley

13 April 2016

BBC Radio Berkshire is celebrating Reading’s brewing heritage, as part of Reading Year of Culture 2016. They’ll be telling the fascinating story of how Reading beer was transformed from a disgusting swill hated by locals, to an ale loved all over the world. Step back in time with a wonderful collection of memorabilia from Reading … Read More

Stellar line up of leading scientists announced for Tomorrow’s Reading

12 April 2016

Leading thinkers in the areas of cities, environment, food and health will be taking to the Future Visions stage at a one-day interactive event, Tomorrow’s Reading, on Saturday 7 May. Taking place at Green Park, ‘Tomorrow’s Reading’ is a must-attend event for anyone interested in what the future will look like, how and where we will be living … Read More

Reading Contemporary Art Fair – 23 & 24 April

10 March 2016

Is Art important? Reading’s Year of Culture aims to give you a chance to try out a wide range of new cultural experiences, and Reading Contemporary Art Fair is a part of the answer. Over the last seven years Reading Contemporary Art Fair has become a destination in the cultural scene, bringing new artists and … Read More

Step into Reading 2050

8 March 2016

Step into Reading 2050, a two-day exhibition on the future of Reading takes place in the town centre on 18 and 19 March and aims to garner the ideas and enthusiasm of the people who live, work and play in Reading. The Step into Reading 2050 bus will be in the town centre to spark … Read More

First chance to see King Henry I of England ‘Made in Reading’

8 March 2016

A sneak preview of a major new play written and produced in Reading, which celebrates arguably Reading’s most famous ever resident, King Henry I of England, takes place in Reading on 1 April. Reading Between The Lines Theatre Company will be presenting a preview of this autumn’s world premiere of King Henry I of England … Read More