George The Poet comes to Reading Year of Culture

8 March 2016

One of the UK’s most acclaimed young writers, George The Poet will be coming to Reading on 21 April as part of Reading 2016, Reading’s Year of Culture. April sees Reading 2016 celebrate new writing – so who better for ‘An Audience With’ than George the Poet who published his first collection of poetry, Search … Read More

An ARENA for arts and culture this summer

8 March 2016

Reading Business Improvement District (BID) has announced a new programme of town centre arts and cultural events for summer 2016.  ARENA will celebrate the best work of Reading’s cultural scene through a diverse programme of outdoor arts and cultural events, starting in May. ARENA is part of Reading 2016, Reading’s Year of Culture, and has … Read More

An evening with Janet Ellis

4 March 2016

In celebration of Reading Year of Culture 2016 Waterstones Reading are delighted to announce an evening with actress and presenter Janet Ellis, in conversation with Francesca Perryman about her brilliantly dark debut novel ‘The Butchers Hook’ on Wednesday 20 April at 7.30 pm. This will be followed by a book signing. Janet Ellis is a television … Read More

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