Heritage Open Days 2017

23 August 2017

7-10 September 2017 Reading’s annual celebration of its many magnificent heritage locations takes place 7-10 September and coincides with the first ever Reading-on-Thames Festival, which champions Reading’s waterways heritage, as well as the 50th anniversary of the creation of Conservation areas This year, 45 historic locations will be opening their doors for a series of … Read More

Could you volunteer for the Reading-on-Thames Festival?

11 August 2017

If you are missing the arts in Reading and more specifically volunteering and marshalling, then please come and join the Reading-on-Thames Festival team! The  Reading-on-Thames Festival will take place in, on and around Reading’s wonderful waterways between 9 and 17 September. Reading’s early history as a river port was based on the confluence of the rivers Thames and Kennet here, … Read More

What’s the point of rivers, anyway?

20 July 2017

Join us for a series of events curated by Amy Sharrocks in collaboration with Barton Willmore, University of Reading, Museum of English Rural Life and Two Rivers Press. There will be poetry along the river, children’s workshops, discussions and debates about city life in Reading, looking at how we use our river and tracing how … Read More

Reading’s arts and culture sector shine at first Reading Cultural Awards

30 June 2017

At a glitzy awards ceremony at The Olympia Ballroom last night (29 June), the winners of the inaugural Reading Cultural Awards were announced before an audience of over 300 from Reading’s arts community and local businesses. Over 350 nominations were received for the Reading Cultural Awards 2017, and at the ceremony last night, 13 were … Read More

Four Reading arts organisations become National Portfolio Organisations 2018-22

27 June 2017

Arts Council England have announced its new National Portfolio (NPO) for 2018-22 – a fresh, ambitious and wide-ranging group of organisations that will bring new energy to the arts and cultural sector, while reaching more people in more places than ever before. Among the organisations receiving funding over four years are four from Reading for the … Read More

A new festival for Reading – Reading-on-Thames Festival launches

19 June 2017

9-17 September 2017 Reading UK CIC is delighted to announce that the inaugural Reading-on-Thames Festival will take place between 9 and 17 September 2017 with support from Arts Council England and Reading’s newest office building, R+. This new arts and cultural festival for Reading was born out of the ideas, enthusiasm and momentum from Reading’s … Read More

Reading Cultural Awards 2017 – finalists announced

1 June 2017

The finalists shortlisted for the Reading Cultural Awards 2017 have been announced by Reading UK CIC. The inaugural Reading Cultural Awards have received over 350 nominations celebrating the town’s arts, cultural and heritage. The entries have now been whittled down to 50 finalists across 12 categories who will be vying to be one of the … Read More

Nominations open for the inaugural Reading Cultural Awards

5 April 2017

The Reading Cultural Awards 2017, Reading’s very first celebration of the fantastic arts organisations, artists, events and venues which make up the town’s vibrant cultural scene are being launched on Thursday 6 April. Culminating in a glitzy awards ceremony on 29 June at the historic Olympia Ballroom, the Reading Cultural Awards are sponsored by Reading … Read More